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FLY AWAY Meet the pilots this weekend in Lismore.
FLY AWAY Meet the pilots this weekend in Lismore.

1. Aviation Unlimited Information Expo: Aviation Unlimited Information Expo is a weekend of everything relating to aviation. Watch aircraft flying in and out, displays, static aircraft such as Cirrus, Tecnam or lightwing aircraft. Sit inside a Canberra Bomber cockpit and chat to pilots in all aspects of the aviation. On Saturday, try flying an aircraft whether it's a helicopter or a plane. You can also enjoy some of the many aircraft flight experiences in aircraft such as a L39 jet, T28 Trojan or Yak52. From 6pm there will be a dinner with live music ($20). On Sunday, assist to symposiums by aviation organisations and talks with pilots. At Three Chain Road, South Lismore, Saturday and Sunday. For details visit www.lismoreaviationcentre.com.au/

2. Woodburn Riverside Festival: The annual Woodburn Riverside Festival is a full day of family-oriented activities and entertainment, centred on the Richmond River and the adjacent Riverside Park at Woodburn. The many attractions include a raft race, dragon boats, water-skiing demonstrations, markets and a barbecue. Activities for children include rides, a jumping castle and face painting. Musical entertainment throughout the day will be provided by Community Radio 88.9 FM, and a live band in the evening. A fireworks display at 8pm will round off a fantastic day for the whole family. Pacific HighwayWoodburn, this Saturday.  

3. Rock on Repetance: This Repentance Creek Hall dundraising initiative promises a day and evening of live music. Kids activities from 2pm, including jumping castle and prize for the best dressed character. Bar open from 7pm. The music line up includes Walrus and the Carpenter, Parkside Orchestra, Ash Bell and Angus and James among other local artists. At the Repentance Creek Hall, Rosebank, today Saturday. $20.  

4. Ten Sopranos: Hailed as the most powerful all-female group in Australia, the Ten Sopranos headed by Penny Pavlakis, a winner of international singing competitions in both classical and contemporary music in Europe, Asia, North, South America and Australia. The show will contain classical music and Boradway hits. At the Star Court Theatre, 126 Molesworth St, Lismore, today Saturday 10 October 2015 from 8pm.   

5. National Russian Ballet: The Russian National Ballet Theatre brings to Lismore its latest production of Swan Lake. A beautiful full length performance of one of the most cherished classical ballets of all time. Evgeny Amosov production for The Russian National Ballet Theatre is an especially appealing and popular one. At Lismore City Hall this Tuesday, October 13, from 7.30pm. $69.  

6. Luka Lesson's Antidote and Shrai Shriki: Local poet and local musician team up for a night of song, dance, words and connection. Talented singer, songwriter, guitar and oud player Shai Shriki and internationally respected wordsmith Luka Lesson come together to create an event never before seen and for the first time at Byron Theatre inside the Byron Bay Cultural Centre on October 15. With songs in Greek, Hebrew, Arabic and English. At the Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay, on Thursday, October 15, 7.30pm. $25   

7. Flute Spirits and the Four Seasons: Classical trail-blazing flautist Jane Rutter has created a performance piece around her last two albums. Flute Spirits and the Four Seasons is Jane's take on the world's most popular classical piece: Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. At Champagnat Theatre, Trinity Catholic College, Leycester St, Lismore, on Friday, October 16, from 7.30pm, $40.  

8. The Delltones: The Delltones Harmony and rock 'n' roll that's good for the soul. Australian music legends The Delltones have spent more than 55 years touring and delighting audiences with their highly polished, colourful and energised show. The Delltones perform their well loved classic songs You're The Limit, Get A Little Dirt On Your Hands, Come A Little Bit Closer, Hangin' Five, including doo wop, pop and rock n roll songs Get A Job, Papa Oom Mow Mow and Mr Bassman from their mid 80's Gold Album Bop Til Ya Drop. Featuring original front man Peewee Wilson. At the Lismore Workers Club, 231 Keen St, Lismore, on Friday, October 16, from 8pm. $45.  

9. Gypsy Nights: Gypsy Nights is a weekend of dance experiences in the heart of the Lismore CBD. Take workshops by world famous belly dancers Kristine Adams (USA) and Devi Mamak (Australia), then be awed by their performances when they are joined by local and interstate dance artists and musicians for Gypsy Nights. The performance evening is BYO alcohol. At The Barefoot Gypsies Tribal Belly Dance Company. At Gypsy Fox Studio, Level 3, 16 Carrington St, Lismore, on Friday, October 16. Performances from 7pm. $20.  

10. Casino Agricultural Show: The Casino Agricultural Show will again feature a wide variety of events and displays at this year's agricultural show. It will be a great event focusing on family and fun for the children with a great variety of ring events, trade and industry displays, show jumping, cattle dog trials, side show alley and the crowning of Miss Showgirl. At Summerland Way, Casino, from Friday, October 16. For details visit www.casinoshowsociety.com/  

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