PARTY: Bob Downe's Christmas Crack-Up is all you want for Christmas: lots of laughs and a seasonal sing-along with the Prince of Polyester. Downe returns to Brunswick Heads along with his Barrel Girl Cindy Pastel and special guests, such as local chanteuse Mae Wilde. At the Brunswick Picture House, 30 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads, today, tomorrow and Saturday at 7pm. 18+.
PARTY: Bob Downe's Christmas Crack-Up is all you want for Christmas: lots of laughs and a seasonal sing-along with the Prince of Polyester. Downe returns to Brunswick Heads along with his Barrel Girl Cindy Pastel and special guests, such as local chanteuse Mae Wilde. At the Brunswick Picture House, 30 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads, today, tomorrow and Saturday at 7pm. 18+.

GIG GUIDE: What's hot on local stages this week

Thursday

  • Bangalow Bowling Club: Rock 'n' Roll Dance Lessons 7pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Jason Delphin Duo 8.30pm
  • Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads: Bob Downe's Christmas Crack-Up 7pm
  • Byron Theatre Byron Community Centre Byron Bay: Leigh Carriage 7pm
  • Chinderah Hotel: Jon J Bradley 6.30pm
  • Gollan Hotel Lismore: The Romaniacs 7pm
  • Lennox Hotel, Lennox Head: Jam night 9pm
  • Lismore Heights Sports, Recreation and Community Centre: Square dancing 4.30pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Jessie Morris 7pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Chris Matthews 8.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Matt Buggy 7.30pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Tyrone Noonan 7pm
  • Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay: Bobby Alu 7.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: Club Raiders with Felix DA Housecat 9pm

Friday

  • Ballina RSL Club: Boardwalk - Glenn Massey & The Thread 8.30pm; First Floor - Dean Doyle with Sophistication presents Morning Melodies 9.30am
  • Bangalow Bowling Club: The Cope Street Band 7.30pm
  • Bangalow Hotel: Sorren Karberg Trio 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Tuffy 5pm; Abbe May 9.30pm
  • Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads: Bob Downe's Christmas Crack-Up 7pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Killer Fridays 6pm
  • Byron Theatre and Community Centre, Byron Bay: Women Like Us by Mandy Nobal and Ellen Briggs 8pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Jock Barnes 7.30pm
  • Clydesdale Steak Barn, Casino: Darrel Maher 6pm
  • Commercial Hotel, Kyogle: Cath Simes 8.30pm
  • Eltham Hotel, Eltham: Leigh James 6pm
  • Exchange Hotel, Kyogle: Mossy Rocks 8.30pm
  • Gollan Hotel, Lismore: The Warren Earl Band 8pm
  • Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads: The Day Surgeons 7pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: DJ Rhys 9.30pm
  • Illawong Hotel, Evans Head: DJ Disco Statik 8.30pm
  • Kingscliff Surf Club: Jon J Bradley 6pm
  • Lennox Hotel, Lennox Head: Odyssey 9.30pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Main Lounge - Check 2 Band 7.30pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Stuart Harcourt 7pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Live entertainment 9.30pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Soda Eaves + Jordan Ireland 6.30pm
  • Rappville Hotel: Christmas Karaoke 7pm
  • Royal Hotel Casino: Occa Rock 8.30pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina: Back Tracking 7pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Pink Zinc 8.30pm
  • The Butter Factory Tavern, The Channon: Andy Buckle 7.30pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Bohemian Cowboys 7pm
  • The Sun Bistro, Byron Bay: Zahlu 5pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Main Bar - Micah & Marta 9.30pm; Upstairs - Local DJs 9pm
  • Tintenbar Hall: Tintenbar Up Front 7.30pm
  • Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay: Phil & Tilly 7.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: Adam Harpaz 9pm

Saturday

  • Ballina RSL Bowling Club: Guy Kachel 6pm
  • Ballina RSL Club: Boardwalk - Dirty River Duo 7pm
  • Bangalow Bowling Club: Matt Bednarsky 7.30pm
  • Bangalow Hotel: Jock Barnes 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Indian Summer + guests 9pm
  • Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads: Bob Downe's Christmas Crack-Up 7pm
  • Byron Artisan Market, Railway Park: Carl Cleaves 5pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Shelly Brown Trio 2pm; Katia Demeester Band 7pm
  • Byron Theatre Byron Community Centre, Byron Bay: Don't Stop Us Now presented by Inspire Dance Studio 6.30pm
  • Casino RSM Club: Totum 7.30pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Jabiru 8pm
  • Evans Head Bowls Club: New Spirit 8.30pm
  • Goonellabah Tavern: Dirty Channel 9pm
  • Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads: The Swamp Stompers 7pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: Sabotage 9.30pm
  • Illawong Hotel, Evans Head: Cliff Fletcher Duo 8.30pm
  • Kulchajam, Byron Bay: Peddle and Hawk 10am
  • Lennox Hotel, Lennox Hotel: The Horace Bevan Experience 9.30pm
  • Lismore City Bowling Club: DJ Elscorcho 9pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Main Lounge - Trombone Kellie and the Muddy Roaders 7.30pm
  • Lismore Workers Sports Club, Goonellabah: Stu Black 6.30pm
  • Mary G's, Lismore: The Insomniacs 9.30pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Kiara Jack Trio 7pm
  • Northern Rivers Hotel Lismore: Northern Sounds Karaoke 6.30pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Live entertainment 9.30pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Freowin Harper 12.30pm
  • Royal Hotel Casino: Laybak Duo 8.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Chris Aronsten 7.30pm
  • The Channon Butter Factory Tavern: Carols with The Channon Choir; The Christmas Belles and The Ragged Blossoms 4.30pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: The Swamps 7pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Main Bar - Biggy P 9.30pm; Upstairs - Local DJs 9pm
  • Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay: Live Entertainment 7.30pm

Sunday

  • Alstonville Plateau Markets: Showground Cliff Faulks 8am
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Epic 4.30pm; DJ Longtime 8pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Andy Jans-Brown 3pm
  • Byron Theatre Byron Community Centre, Byron Bay: Don't Stop Us Now presented by Inspire Dance Studio 3pm
  • Casino RSM Club: Dirty Dicks 7pm
  • Club Lennox, Lennox Head: Marilane & The Brazilian Soundwaves 4pm
  • Eltham Hotel, Eltham: Bill Jacobi 1pm
  • Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads: Electrik Lemonade 4pm
  • Illawong Hotel, Evans Head: Luke Hayward 3.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel, Lennox Head: Sunday Sesh with Adam Harpaz 4pm; Sarah Grant & Jock Barnes 7pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Guy Kachel 5pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Adam Brown 2pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Sonic Bliss 10am; Riverside Jazz 12.30pm
  • Rappville Hotel: Thor Phillips 12pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina: JJJ Hottest 100 Covers Band 2pm; DJ Two Sinc 6pm
  • Sphinx Rock Cafe, Mt Burrell: Romaniacs 1pm
  • The Channon Butterfactory Tavern: Diana Anaid 1.30pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Ragga Jump 7pm
  • The Sun Bistro Byron Bay: Chris Aronsten 5pm
  • Tintenbar Hall: Matt Bednarsky 3pm
  • Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay: Sunday DJs with DJ Esquire & Eva J 2.30pm
  • Wardell By the River Hotel: Toke midday, Rob Saric 5pm

Monday

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Reggae Night 8.30pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Chris Aronsten 7pm

Tuesday

  • Bangalow Hotel: Brackets Open Mic 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Musical Bingo 8pm
  • Lennox Hotel, Lennox Head: Rob Saric 6pm;
  • Mary G's Lismore: Musical Bingo 8pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Leigh James 7pm
  • Twin Towns Tweed Heads/Coolangatta: The Chris Cook Band 7.30pm

Wednesday

  • Ballina RSL Club: First floor - Social ballroom dance with Dean Doyle Christmas dinner and dance 7pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Guy Kachel Trio 8.30pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Open Mic Night with Alain de Carne 7pm
  • Fire In the Belly, Lismore: Live local talent 7.30pm
  • Gollan Hotel Lismore: Live Poets 8pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: Stu 6.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel, Lennox Head: Get Quizzed with Rikki Bobbi 6.30pm
  • Lismore Golf Club, East Lismore: Hooked on Swing dance lessons 6pm
  • Mary G's Lismore: Memorama Trivia 7.30pm
  • Nimbin Bush Theatre: Auckland Trio 8pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Stews Trivia 6.30pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Comedy night 7.30pm


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