Ten Things to Do This Week
1. Casino Beef Week Opening Night: Find out who the Casino Beef Week Queen is in a gala evening presided by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retired) Governor of New Sout Wales. At the Casno RSM this Saturday from 6pm. $60.
2. Beef Meets Reef: Hosted by the Evans Head Business and Community Chamber, Beef Meets Reef is a mini-festival with market stalls, buskers, rides, children dress ups, parade, tug of war. At Oak St, Evans Head, this Sunday from 10am. Street parade at 2pm.
3. Northern Star Celebration of Fashion: The fashion houses of Casino meet as part of Beef Week to showcase what is hot, what is new, what is best and what Casino is wearing these days. At the Casino RSM on Tuesday, May 24, from 7pm. $15.
4. Diesel - Pieces of Americana: Americana is a concept that is predominant in singer Mark Lizotte's life. The artist, also known as Diesel, was born in Massachusetts, but he has also lived in New York and California. Diesel said he would be paying tribute to the artists who influenced his own musical stew on a new album and on this tour, by putting his unique stamp on some classic songs. At the Starcourt Theatre on Saturday, at 8.30pm. $40.
5. Northern NSW Hack Championships: More than 300 horses and 120 riders will compete for the titles of champion or runner up champion to quialify for the Grand National Show in Sydney. At the Lismore Showgrounds this Saturday and Sunday.
6. Marie Mackney Memorial Representative Carnival: Lismore Netball Association will host the inaugural Marie Mackney Memorial Representative Carnival this Sunday. The event has been named in honour of the association's first life member, Marie Mackney, who sadly passed away in January this year. Netball also acknowledges the contribution of Marie's great friend and fellow Life Member Mel Battese, who died a mere two weeks after Marie's passing. Games well be played at the courts on Ballina Road all day Sunday.
7. Kate Tempest: Catch award-winning poet, rapper and now author Kate Tempest in Byron Bay. Kate Tempest performed and was a panellist at Q&A on ABC TV last Monday. Tempest will discuss her debut novel, which takes readers into the beating heart of London in a multi-generational tale of drugs, desire and belonging. At the Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay, this Tuesday May 24 from 6pm. $27.
8. Foster and Allen: Dubbed Ireland's most famous and successful duo, and with 27 albums released in 40 years, Foster and Allen have sold 20 million records, making them one of Ireland's biggest entertainment exports, in the same league as U2, Enya, Boyzone and The Corrs. The Lismore show will include all the hits, like The Rambles of Spring, A Bunch of Thyme, Maggie and After All These Years as well as tracks off their latest album, finished their latest album in time for their anniversary, called Celebration. At the Lismore Workers Club on Wednesday, May 25, from 7pm. $52.90.
9. The Murwillumbah Art Trail 2016 Opening Night: Celebrate the opening of the second Murwillumbah Art Trail. MAT is a collaborative event with over 50 artists exhibiting. The CEO of Arts Northern Rivers, Peter Wood, will open MAT 2016 and the Tupenny Opera will entertain the audience. Individual pop up exhibitions and galleries will have their own openings on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28. Thursday, May 26 is the first day of the Art Trail, open 9.30 am- 4.30pm. Official opening at The Regent Cinema, 5 Brisbane Street, Murwillumbah, from 6pm.
10. Casino Free Breakfast with the Butchers: Richmond Dairies Free Breakfast with the Butchers is a Beef Week event that allows the whole community to meet, migle and enjoy Casino's biggest breajast of the year. At Walker St, Casino, on Friday, May 27, from 7am. Free event.