Ten things to do this week
1. Mullumbimby Show: The Mullumbimby community will gather again at the local showgrounds for the 108th agricultural show. This year's event features a petting zoo, reptile displays, the FMX motorcross team, Brisbane band The New Black and local songstress Clelia Adams offering some live entertainment plus fireworks from 8pm. Do not miss TV personality Costa Georgiadis at the Mullum Community Gardens' Living Community Village tomorrow Sunday. Do not miss the Trucking Parade from 11am from the Mullum Industrial Estate trough the cfentre of town. At the Mullumbimby Showgrounds Saturday and Sunday from 9am. Entry $10.
2. Ballina Prawn Festival: The Ballina Prawn Festival is an iconic celebration of this unique coastal and river-front town, home to the Big Prawn. This full day festival has something for everyone with children's rides, including Australia's largest travelling Ferris Wheel, raft building and racing competitions, community and boat parades, evening fireworks spectacular, live entertainment and buskers, artisan markets, and Eat Street featuring local restaurateurs' Signature Prawn Dishes. Visit the Ballina Prawn Festival website for more information including great deals on Play n Stay packages. At Missingham Park, Kingsford Smith Dr, Ballina, this Saturday starting with the big parade from 9am.
3. Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders: Following a sold out album release tour in July, acclaimed New Zealand crooner Marlon Williams and his band The Yarra Benders brings his music to Byron Bay. His debut album charted at number 4 in its opening week in NZ, and number 31 in Australia. Williams is also making waves internationally, signing major agent and label deals in North America and Europe, and touring both continents ahead of this Australian tour. As if the music career isn't enough, Williams has also found time to act in a major ABC TV series which will air in October, and he will star in a feature film shot in NZ this September. At the Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay, this Sunday from 7.30pm. $35.
4. The Annual Byron Youth Concert: Support our young performers and their dreams by attending the Byron Youth Concert. Share the experience when some of our most outstanding young artists perform works in music, dance, drama and circus. At Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay, this Sunday from 2pm. $15.
5. EDO Fundraiser: Bobby Alu and the Palm Royale, Jimmy Willing and the Real Gone Hick-Ups, Ziggy Alberts plus Sara Tindley will be some of the performers at this weekend's EDO event to celebrate environmental community legal centre EDO NSW's 30 years of protecting the environment through law. At Hotel Brunswick, 4 Mullumbimby St, Brunswick Heads, this Sunday from 3pm. Gold coin entry.
6. Coraki Assault: The water ski action returns to the banks of the Richmond River at Coraki. Water skiers from across northern NSW and south-east Queensland will take part in the annual Coraki Assault Ski Race today and tomorrow. Boats will hit speeds of 80 kilometres per hour on the Richmond River with the event the latest on the Tweed River Water Ski Club calendar. The event is expected to draw up to 30 boats for two full days of racing. The race will be one lap of a 40 kilometre long course from Coraki to Woodburn and return. At the Richmond River, Coraki, first race from 12 noon.
7. Kinship - Bangarra Dance Theatre: Internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre rekindles the Aboriginal culture of Australia through an original and breathtaking theatrical experience: Kinship by award-winning choreographer Stephen Page. Kinship opens with Brolga, inspired by an ancient creation story. In north-east Arnhem Land a young girl ventures out before sunset to find herself on a brolga feeding ground. She is challenged by her clan and takes us on a sensual, mystical journey. Brolga draws us deep into the Aboriginal spirituality of the natural world. Kinship continues with ID, asking important questions about identity and what it means to be Aboriginal in the 21st Century. Tuesday and Wednesday, November 17 and 18, at Lismore City Hall. Both shows are sold out.
8. David Strassman's iTedE: It's about Chucking time! Strassman returns with a brand new show filled with an evening of hilarious comedy and side-splitting antics from Ted E. Bare, Chuck Wood, and their crazy friends. It's hilarious! Funny and clever! At the Star Court Theatre, 126 Molesworth St, Lismore, at 7pm and 9.15pm (two shows). $59.90.
9. The Great Moscow Circus: The Great Moscow Circus 50th Anniversary Tour features superstar new Russian and international performers. This all new high-energy and exciting two-hour production will thrill and entertain you in a rare and special treat under the big top. Enjoy exhilarating and fiery Russian circus tradition, international elite performers with superhuman stunts, nail-biting action, cute ponies, hilarious circus clowns, sensational acrobats, daredevil tricksters and elaborate costumes. At Kalinga St, Ballina, from Wednesday, November 18. For details visit http://thegreatmoscowcircus.com.au.
10. The Mullum Music Festival: In a musical landscape dominated by super-festivals, there's an alternative breed of smaller, more boutique style events making their own very distinctive mark on the industry. Mullum Music Festival is one such events and its popularity with both musicians and fans is a testament to its musical integrity. Montaigne, Harry James Angus, Tinpan Orange, Ben Ottewell, Lauren Kate and lots more. From Thursday, November 19, at different venues in Mullumbimby. For details visit http://www.mullummusicfestival.com.