Performer entertaining the crowd at the 2013 Bangalow Christmas Eve Carnival.
Performer entertaining the crowd at the 2013 Bangalow Christmas Eve Carnival. Karin von Behrens

Top 5 things to do in entertainment this week

1. THE annual Christmas Eve party is on again in Bangalow. It's the event where the whole town comes out to play. The main street of Bangalow will be closed off and cars replaced with pedestrians and performers.

This year there'll be delicious food, quirky street performances, musicians, bands, face painting and puppet shows. There really is something for everyone to enjoy, with carols, a chocolate wheel and the shops are open late.

Santa will make an appearance at the post office and dancing man Tommy Franklin will also perform at the fire station.

Join in the free, family fun from 5pm this Christmas Eve.

 

2. ENJOY a beautiful, relaxing afternoon of free live music at the Sphinx Rock Cafe, this Sunday, December 27.

Air Structure are set to play on the banks of the Tweed River from 1pm to 4pm.

The band bring their unique blend of blues and jazz, roots and dub reggae in a fusion that is sure to entertain the crowd and get you up and moving.

For a great, family friendly day out, visit the Sphinx Rock Cafe at 3220 Kyogle Rd, Mount Burrell.

 

 

A promotional image from Lismore City Council's new Nimbin marketing campaign.  Photo Contributed
A promotional image from Lismore City Council's new Nimbin marketing campaign. Photo Contributed Contributed

3. THE Nimbin Market is on every 4th and 5th Sunday of the month and this weekend is no exception.

On Sunday December 27, Nimbin will become even more colourful than usual with a huge variety of craft and local produce stalls.

The market has a unique vibe, great live performances, delicious food and a charming community atmosphere.

This free event is held between 8am and 3pm at the Nimbin Community Centre, Cullen St, Nimbin.

 

 

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4. BYRON Vibes Jam Festival will kick off at 2pm on Boxing Day at the Byron Brewery.

With artists such as Wandering Eyes, Tristan O'Meara, Simon Wright, Katia Demeester, Luke Ferguson, Future Elders and Lady Writer, the infamous and renowned jam stage offers punters the chance to get up and play.

There will also be an acoustic stage, silent disco, market stalls, body art, VJ Luminaya (live projections) and fire twirling.

Entry is $15 on the door.

 

All sorts of fashions and costumes were on display this year at the Tropical Fruits parade which runs through the centre of Lismore. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
All sorts of fashions and costumes were on display this year at the Tropical Fruits parade which runs through the centre of Lismore. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

5. Superfreaks is the theme for the 27th annual Tropical Fruits Festival, meaning that leotards, boots, capes, belts, masks and red undies on top of lycra pants will be acceptable outfits this New Year's Eve.

The festival will open with a parade, from the Winsome Hotel through the CBD, finishing up at Lismore's City Hall on Tuesday, December 29.

This will be followed by a free celebration for the public from 5pm, complete with live music, food, bar and drag shows.



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