Enjoy a hot Latin date this weekend

BYRON BAY is expected to turn into a fiesta this weekend with the inaugural Latin Live festival.

This week's gig guide

SISTERHOOD: The Vagina Monologue’s Jacquie Mcleod and Rhiannon Montague-Elliott, Sharon Brodie, Beth Hobbs, Sarah-Jane Loxton, Lisa Walmsley and, in the centre, Elyse Knowles. Valentine’s Day performances of show The Vagina Monologues in Lismore will benefit Heartfelt House, an Alstonville service supporting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The Vagina Monologues is a collection of stories originally by Eve Ensler which really are an empowering experience for women. At The Italo Club, 36 Barrow Ln, North Lismore, from today to Saturday. Dinner at 6.30pmdinner, show at 8pmshow. $40.

A comprehensive list of this week's gigs in the area.

Top 5 in entertainment this week

LOCAL: Tex Perkins lives in both the Byron Shire and Melborune.

The top five things to check out this week across the region.

Last live tour before becoming a mum in May

LAST SHOW: Kate Miller-Heidke’s Byron gig will be among her last for a while as she’s about to have her first child.

Kate is to become a mum in May.

This weekend's markets list

WEEKEND: Local markets offer a variety of products and fresh produce.

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The Tropical Fruits New Year Festival

Tropical Fruits New Year Festival is the biggest Gay and Lesbian social community event in regional Australia. The week long Festival is run by over 300...

A Night on Broadway

Join Lismore Amateur Musical Society for an evening of stand-up, singing, dancing and entertainment celebrating some of Broadway’s best.

Join Lismore Amateur Musical Society for an evening of stand-up, singing, dancing...

Handful of Helmet - Pyre & Ice - Goatzilla

Ruffnutt Productions will be bringing the noise to the Tatts Hotel Back Room as we present the first installment of
"The Heavy Hitters Club" showcase series.

Ruffnutt Productions will be bringing the noise to the Tatts Hotel Back Room as we...

Baltimore Gun Club, We Are Servants, Redstarborn

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Ruffnutt Productions brings you the second installment of "The Heavy Hitters Club", with some of QLD's finest.

Here we go!!! Ruffnutt Productions brings you the second installment of "The Heavy...

A Lass Insane - Wendy does Bowie Unplugged

Local award-winning singer songwriter Wendy Ford will pay tribute to our departed idol David Bowie with Ziggy Stardust and other acoustic-leaning numbers.

Local award-winning singer songwriter Wendy Ford will pay tribute to our departed...

ANZAC Day Lismore

ANZAC Day Lismore

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Regular performer at the Workers' Heights Bowling Club with a loyal following.

Regular performer at the Workers' Club with a loyal following.

Five things you need to know before taking a lightning photo

PHOTOGRAPHER Warren Lynam offers some advice to people wanting to take an incredible lightning shot.

Property: What $300,000 buys you

Here's what $300,000 would look like in different suburbs.

This week's gig guide

Fiji-born Shem brings his Bob Marley celebration to the Bangalow Hotel Sunday.

The gigs you need to know about this week

Complete guide to 2015 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Laurel Bank Park is in full bloom for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

Comprehensive guide to the 2015 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

This week's gig guide

TAKING A STAND: Luke Vasella will celebrate Metgasco's departure at the Sphinx Rock cafe.

Full list of he gigs you need to know about

This week's gig guide

Round Mountain Girls will bring their powerful show to the Slipway Hotel in Ballina tonight from 6pm.

All the gigs you need to know about and more.

This week's gig guide

RED CARPET: The 2015 NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards will be held at the Ballina RSL Club o Tuesday, September 8, from 7pm.

Tex Perkins, Safia and Don Walker are performing this weekend.

Shark fears didn’t wreck Ballina holiday crowds this year

BALLINA didn’t suffer the quiet summer it feared after last year’s spate of shark attacks put the town on the world map for all the wrong reasons.

Website makes it easier to travel with a disability

The best travel tips from Sunshine Coast Daily readers.

Getaboutable provides information about accessible tourism.

Changes to the "backpacker economy" would hurt Gympie

Will Taunton - Bernet general manager from Visit Oz. Photo Renee Albrecht/Gympie Times

Taxation change ‘would hurt economy’.

Backpacker tax faces opposition from farming, tourism

WATERING CANE: Industrial size sprinklers irrigate a cane farm on Goodwood Road.

Petition launched in bid to drop plan for 32.5% tax on backpackers

Sydney’s almost on top in keeping tourists entertained

Research from the first MasterCard Asia-Pacific Destination Index shows Australian cities claimed four of the top 20 destinations on this list.

Travelers to Sydney stay an average of 23.7 nights per visit

Splashing out on $40m push to lure international tourists

NATURAL DRAWCARD: Paddleboarders enjoy the Pumicestone Passage. A new tourism campaign is focused on aquatic and coastal attractions.

New campaign showcases region's beaches and water activities

Northern NSW infected with the “travel bug”

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Travel, it seems, is on the minds of many residents of the region.

This has to be better alternative to ice addition

FISHING FANATIC: TFFC president John Reed.

One in five people participated in fishing activities in Capricornia

Anglers’ opportunity to apply for funding

Fisherman on the North Shore of Maroochydore fish for tailor during the winter.

2016 NSW Recreational Fishing Trust projects open.

Lismore hooks new fishing tournament

Mayor Jenny Dowell examines the BASS Nation series trophy with tournament organiser Drew McGrath

The TT Lures Wilsons River Rumble is coming to Lismore.

Beer & BS: Roothy tells how to keep an old truck running

John Rooth's old faithful Milo: It’s not that hard to keep an old truck flush in new parts

John Rooth lifts the lid on diesel power and Chooka’s latest hairdo.

12V tips: Five easy 4WD upgrades you can do at home

It’s a pretty safe bet there’s been more than a few divorces due to warm steaks, burnt fuses and wives tripping over tent pegs sticking out of the ground in the dark.

A few 12V upgrades can make 4WDing a whole lot more comfortable.

Camp cooking: Whip up a feast from whatever you've got

Roothy ready to get cooking on the campfire

Sometimes I just make things up to suit whatever’s in the truck.