SHORTS: Immerse yourself in the wonders of the ocean without getting your feet wet as the Ocean Film Festival Australia hits the Bay. The festival features seven of the world’s most captivating ocean-themed short films, and six of them are Australian premieres. The Ocean Film Festival Australia showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. Audiences will explore the remote and rugged Alaskan Aleutian chain of islands with two adventurous kayakers attempting a world first. They will take a wild ride with the world’s most courageous surfers and windsurfers as they catch gigantic waves.  The films encourage viewers to dive head-first into the world of underwater cinematographers .  At the Byron Theatre on Wednesday, April 6, from 7pm.
SHORTS: Immerse yourself in the wonders of the ocean without getting your feet wet as the Ocean Film Festival Australia hits the Bay. The festival features seven of the world’s most captivating ocean-themed short films, and six of them are Australian premieres. The Ocean Film Festival Australia showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. Audiences will explore the remote and rugged Alaskan Aleutian chain of islands with two adventurous kayakers attempting a world first. They will take a wild ride with the world’s most courageous surfers and windsurfers as they catch gigantic waves. The films encourage viewers to dive head-first into the world of underwater cinematographers . At the Byron Theatre on Wednesday, April 6, from 7pm. Contributed

Northern Rivers Gig Guide

Thursday

  • Ballina RSL Club: The Big Gig - Mandy Nolan presents Lyndsay Webb and Ellen Briggs 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Dustin Thomas 8.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel: Jam Night 9pm
  • Lismore City Bowlo: 7.30pm
  • Lismore Golf Club: Summerland Rockers 7pm
  • Lismore Heights Sports, Recreation and Community Centre: Square Dancing 4.30pm
  • Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club: Miss Amber and Stukulele's Uke Night 6.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Rob Saric 7.30pm
  • Tintenbar Hall: Gordie Tentrees and Jaxon Haldane 7.30pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Psy Night 9pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Dali and the Paper Band 7.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Nery 9pm

Friday

  • Bangalow Hotel: Adam Brown 7.30pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Jock Barnes 7.30pm
  • Commercial Hotel, Kyogle: Cath Simes 8pm
  • Dunoon Sports Club: Sound Sessions with James and Friends 7pm
  • Eltham Hotel: Stephen Lovelight 6pm
  • Federal Hotel, Alstonville: Tangle 8.30pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: DJ B-RETT and DJ K-Y 9.30pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Main Lounge - Two Men and a Lady 7.30pm; Platinum Cocktail Lounge - Happy Daze Karaoke 7.30pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Mecha Mecha 12pm, Shem 3.30pm, Bluesville Station 7pm
  • Ocean Shores Tavern: Northern Sounds Karaoke 7.30pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Buckman Coe 9.30pm
  • Rappville Hotel: Karaoke 7pm
  • Royal Hotel, Casino: Sabotage 8pm
  • Saltbar Beachbar and Bistro, South Kingscliff: Jon J Bradley 8.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Pink Zink 8.30pm
  • Tenterfield Bowling Club: The Chris Cook Band 7.30pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Main Bar - Nick Cunningham 9.30pm; Upstairs - Local Djs Twitch and Special Guests 9pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Warren Earl Band 8pm
  • Westower Tavern, West Ballina: Stu Black 7.30pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: MTD Music 7.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: Wallflower Meadows 9pm

Saturday

  • Ballina RSL Bowling Club: Ben Wilson 5.30pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Wear the Fox Hat 8pm
  • Commonwealth Hotel, Casino: Northern Sounds Karaoke 8pm
  • Evans Head RSL Club: Abba Mania 8pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: Odyssey 9.30pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: PPR Express 8pm
  • Lismore Workers Sports Club, Goonellabah: Heartbeat 7.30pm
  • Mary G's, Lismore: Scott Day-Vee's Liquid Search 9.30pm
  • Middle Pub, Mullumbimby: Jon J Bradley 7.30pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Inside Outlaw 9.30pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Freowin Harper 1.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Lady Lee and the Jazzy Cats 8.30pm
  • The Farm, Byron Bay: Jesse Morris Band 6.30pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Main Bar - The Weather Men Duo 9.30pm; Upstairs - Norm De Plume and Dale Stephen 9pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: B-Syde 7.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Adrian Brandello 9pm

Sunday

  • Byron Market, Butler Street: Sunny Alaska, Raku O'Gaia and Elena Williams 10am
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Ballina Country Music Club 12pm
  • Club Lennox: John Gift 4pm
  • Eltham Hotel: Neil McCann Duo 1pm
  • Illawong Hotel, Evans Head: Tim Stokes 4pm
  • Mullumbimby ex-Services Club: Club Mullum - Claire Anne Taylor Debut Album Launch plus Ash Bell 3pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Kiara Jack 2pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Sonic Bliss 10am; My Figment 1pm
  • Rappville Hotel: Shaded Country 12pm
  • Seagulls Club, Tweed Heads: Jon J Bradley 2pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina: Two Rivers Blues plus Marshall O'Kell 2pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Sunday Session DJs 2pm
  • Wardell by the River Hotel: Toke midday, Rob Saric 5pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: Velshur 3pm

Monday

 

  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Oval 8pm

Tuesday

  • Bangalow Hotel: Brackets Open Mic 7.30pm
  • Commercial Hotel, Casino: Trivia 7.30pm
  • Lismore Golf Club: Summerland Rockers 7pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Platinum Cocktail Lounge - Jim Kelly's Thrillseekers 7.30pm; main lounge - Rock'n Rebels 7.15pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Jock Barnes 7pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Bruce Worrall 7pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: Yewsday Live DJs 8pm

Wednesday

  • Eltham Hotel: Not Quite Folk Jam Night 6.30pm
  • Fire In The Belly, Lismore: Live local talent 7.30pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: Dan Clarke 6.30pm
  • Lismore Golf Club: Hooked on Swing dance lessons 6pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Coast and Ocean 7pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Stews Trivia 6.30pm
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Sarah Grant 9.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Adrian Brandello 9pm


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