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Five tops things to do this week

Circus act
TAKING the circus into the home may sound like a wild thing to do for some families, but certainly not for Northern Rivers circus family The Pitts.

For the first time, under the direction of renowned street performer Fraser Hooper, The Pitts will be taking the show into an Open House.

The family performed flash-mob style at Lismore's markets last week, but how they'll squeeze it all into a house, well your guess is as good as ours.

Even the location is a mystery, with ticket holders being picked up at the Lismore City Hall at 7.30pm for an 8pm show. Open House is on Thursday, November 24, through to Sunday, November 27. Tickets $30/25/17 at

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HEADING back out on tour after a little time off overseas, Jinja Safari are ready to rock-it the only way they know how - with rolling African drum beats and fluid vocal harmonies.

When they first started out, wearing your best animal gear was considered cute, but if Marcus Azon has anything to do with it, he'd tell you "no more!".

"Sometimes you start something and it takes on a life of its own," the co-frontman told Pulse recently. I wonder how he feels about safari suits?

Anyway, the sun-filled indie popsters play The Northern at Byron Bay tomorrow night. Tickets $21 at

Country in Casino
WAY out west ... in Casino, country music stars James Blundell and Catherine Britt are set to play up a storm on Saturday night.

The pair has been touring together since August and is currently on the second run of dates.

Blundell recently released his 10th studio album, Woolshed Creek, which has been praised by fans and critics alike.

Britt, who has worked with Sir Elton John, Shane Nicholson, Kasey Chambers, Paul Kelly and Kenny Chesney, is riding high off the back of three no.1 singles from her self-titled album.

Britt and Blundell play the Casino RSM on Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets $20 at the door.

Laugh out loud
THERE isn't much Simon Palomares hasn't done in the world of entertainment.

Best known for his character Ricky on Acropolis Now, which evolved from the internationally successful comedy show Wogs Out Of Work, he has performed solo as a stand-up comic, directed a few episodes of Neighbours and voiced a video game or two.

Now, he heads to Ballina's Big Gig at the Ballina RSL tonight at 8pm. Free.

Ocean gamers
MIXING psychedelic pop with garage rock, Sydney five-piece Deep Sea Arcade team up with Gold Coast newbies Woe & Flutter for a gig at The Northern on Saturday.

DSA are touring their latest single Girls ahead of a planned album release next year while the Flutter boys have just launched their self-titled EP.

Expect a whole lot of distortion. Tickets $10 from

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