Ten things to do this week despite the rain
1. Race Day Fundraiser for Shanelle: This family-friendly event is the Lismore community's reaction to the tragic passing of Shanelle Bull last February to celebrate her life and as a fundraiser for her family. The day will include a six-race card, full bar, catering, children's entertainment and live music by the Loose Ends. At Lismore Turf Club, Woodlawn Road, Lismore, this Saturday from 11.30am to 6pm.
2. Singin' in the Rain: This 1952 iconic film chronicles a silent film production company and cast making a difficult transition to sound. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in this film set in 1927 Hollywood. At the Brunswick Picture House, 30 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads, this Sunday from 4pm. $12.
3. Mullumbimby Crystal Festival: This crystal exhibition and sale will offer displays and specimens on sale featuring crystals, gems, fossils, rocks, silver rings, beads, minerals, jewellery and craft. At the Mullumbimby this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, June 4 to 6, 9am to 5pm. $5/$3. Children under 12 free.
4. Barb Jungr's Hard Rain: Often referred to as 'the politicised chansonnier' and cited as one of the world's best performers of Dylan's material, Barb turns to six of his most politically hard-hitting songs along with five of Leonard Cohen's most impassioned songs of conscience. Barb's selection for Hard Rain reflects her personal despair with the political times that we live in and she has deliberately chosen songs that resonate as strongly today as they did when they were originally written: Blowin' In The Wind is now 51 years old and its sentiments are as relevant today as they ever were. At the Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay, this Saturday from 8pm.
5. Byron Vibes: Byron Vibes brings their party back to the public on Saturday. Get ready for another conscious rocking event featuring awesome interstate musicians as well as local artists and the ever popular Jam Stage. Sacred-geometric face/body painting by Creatrix Body Art. Hunter & Smoke will be the live music featured band at 9pm, who will be releasing a new live EP called Rocking Horse. At the Byron Brewery this Saturday from 2pm. Free gig.
6. The Space Cowboy: Inspired by the great thinkers of the past and present in the field of psychological persuasion and mind reading, Byron Bay's The Space Cowboy performs some of the most direct and precise thought reading demonstrations that can be found in the world today. The holder of 38 Guinness World Records he is also leading the frontier of extreme performance. Experience his death defying stunts of Sword Swallowing and much more pushing the boundaries of what is physically possible. The Space Cowboy's live show combines these two elements, what the mind can conceive, the body can achieve. At the Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay, this Sunday at 3.30pm and 6pm.
7. Family Film at Dunoon Film Society: Dunoon Film Society presents Oddball, a G-rated, Aussie family comedy, this Saturday night at the Dunoon Public Hall, 114 James St, Dunoon. All ages are welcome. There will be a mosh pit for the kids to sit at the front. Bring pillows, bean bags, blankets. Whian Whian community are cooking a Mexican feast for dinner and serving coffee and cake during the intermission. Dinner from 6.30pm, film starts 7.30pm. BYO drinks. Mexican dinner $12-$10 for adults, $5 for children. This is a combined fundraiser for Whian Whian and Dunoon communities. Cost: $10 for Dunoon Film Society members, $5 to join/ Children under 16 free.
8. Australian Little League Championship: Lismore is proud to be hosting the 2016 Australian Little League Championship. Little League is the world's largest youth sports program, and 2016 marks the tenth year in Australia. The championship will feature twenty All-Star Little League teams from across Australia over a six day tournament. The winning team will receive automatic qualification for the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania, USA. At Albert Park, Keen St, Lismore, from June 8 to 13, from 8.30am.
9. Poets at the Oasis: Join poets of all ages at the Nimbin Oasis Cafe on the first Thursday of every month for an evening of poetry. This is an opportunity to enhance your performance skills if you are an experienced or budding poet, and a chance to appreciate fine performance artists of the region. At the Oasis Cafe, 80 Cullen St, Nimbin, from 7.30pm. Donation required.
10. Lismore Bridal Fair: Organising a wedding? Spend four hours instead of four months. Look, then book. The local bridal industry will be present at the event. The Annual Bridal Fair of Lismore, presented by the Rotary Club of Summerland Sunrise, will be held this Sunday from 10am to 2 pm at the Goonellabah Workers Sports Club, Oliver St, Goonellabah.