Byron Bay performer Chayne Hultgren, also known as The Space Cowboy.
Byron Bay performer Chayne Hultgren, also known as The Space Cowboy. Contributed

Top 5 in local entertainment this week

1. The Space Cowboy

INSPIRED by the great thinkers of the past and present in the field of psychological persuasion and mind reading, 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 The Space Cowboy's death defying stunts of sword swallowing and much more, as he pushes the boundaries of what is physically possible.

Performing at the Byron Bay Theatre this Saturday and Sunday at 5.30pm and again at 8pm. $25.

More so than ever before, Kasey Chambers is writing like a true storyteller.
More so than ever before, Kasey Chambers is writing like a true storyteller.

2. Kasey Chambers' Bittersweet

More so than ever before, Kasey Chambers is writing like a true storyteller. The unrequited, antiquated refrains of Oh Grace are sung as a man yearning his one true love. Likewise the broken-hearted nostalgia of Bittersweet captures the story of two old lovers from both sides. Even the song Stalker sees Kasey shedding her skin and imagining prowling after the fictional Spencer Reid, the socially-awkward genius from Criminal Minds. But despite finding new ways to craft her stories, Kasey Chambers is still inimitably her. And her newest album is proof that she's unwilling to settle for anything less. Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club, 240 River St, Ballina, tonight (Thursday) from 8.30pm. 

Foir details visit the Ballina RSL website.

 

SPECTACULAR: AN aerobatics display buy The Max G Aerobatics Team at a previous Great Eastern Fly In.
SPECTACULAR: AN aerobatics display buy The Max G Aerobatics Team at a previous Great Eastern Fly In. Patrick Gorbunovs

3. Great Eastern Fly In

IT'S an aviator's summer adventure.

The Great Eastern Fly-In is a unique Australian aviation event. Locals and visitors marvel at the latest in aircraft and air displays. The event also features vintage cars, food, movie night and good family fun.

Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome, Saturday and Sunday.

Visit greateasternflyin.com.

 

Comedian Austen Tayshus performs live at The Byron Services Club.
Comedian Austen Tayshus performs live at The Byron Services Club. Contributed

4. Comedy with Austen

"SITTIN' at home last Sunday mornin', me mate Boomerang, said he was havin' a few people around for a barbie." This spoken-word track from the 1980s holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time in the country. Australiana sold more than 200,000 units after its release in 1983 and went double platinum.

The man behind the hit, Austen Tayshus, is back with his personal comedy style.

At the Byron Services Club on Monday, January 11. $25.

 

 

Byron Bay singer Lisa Hunt.
Byron Bay singer Lisa Hunt. Contributed

5. Lisa Hunt

FUNK and soul singer Lisa Hunt has started the year the way she knows best, offering gigs fill of soul, dance, pop and funk right across the Northern Rivers.

The much-loved local singer recently came back from a US and Europe trip with new band members.

She's performing at the Ballina RSL Club, 240 River St, tomorrow from 8.30pm.



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