Fiona O'Loughlin at the Ballina RSL New Year's Eve.
Fiona O'Loughlin at the Ballina RSL New Year's Eve. contributed

What's On

BALLINA

A very funny NYE

Next Saturday, Dec 31

2FIONA O'Loughlin guarantees you'll giggle your way into 2012 at the Ballina RSL.

The mother of five from Alice Springs is joined by local personality Mandy Nolan.

Tickets are $59.90 and include a two-course dinner. Bookings www.ballinarsl.com.au.

BYRON BAY

Easy as ABC

Thursday, Dec 29 & !Friday, Dec 30

JUSTINE Clarke and Alex Papps are the all singing all dancing duo from ABC TV that will kick start the holidays for all those youngsters who like to move.

Performing at 2pm both days.

Tickets from $23 available www.byroncentre.com.au.

Speak up

Wednesday, Dec 28

IF you're on holidays why not let your hair down to some groovin' tunes.

Local band Mr Speaker is a funky soul collective bound get you jivin'. They play The Rails from 7pm. For more info www.myspace.com/mrspeakerbb

LENNOX HEAD

Drivin' tunes

Friday, Dec 30

Sabrina and the Red Vans launch their new single Alice Dwyte from debut album Cheap Romance.

The four-piece perform their dirty rock riffs at the Lennox Point Hotel. Visit www.thelennox.com.au

LISMORE

New friends for Christmas

Tomorrow, Dec 25

NO NEED to be alone Christmas day.

The Lismore Soup Kitchen and the Winsome invites you to Lismore City Hall from 9.30am with lunch at 12pm.

This is an annual free event with carols and companionship.

Call 0407789528.

Nothing is as it seems

Until Jan 20 2012

LISMORE Regional Gallery exhibits Real Art Works: This is Not What It Appears.

It is an installation involving sound, image and text by a group of local artists, both professional and emerging.

Visit www.lismoreregionalgallery.org for opening times.

Fruity Films

Thursday, Dec 29 & !,,,Friday, Dec 30

 THE Queer Fruits Film Festival is an independent event celebrating the screen culture of its community.

Run by Tropical Fruits INC the nights will be held at the Workers Club.

Visit www.queerfruitsfilmfestival.org for prices and program

MULLUMBIMBY

Spiritual Art

Monday, Dec 26 & !Tuesday, Dec 27

FROM 1.10pm both days The Crystal Castle has Irena presenting Spiritual Art.

The local shares her creative and inspiring techniques on how she connects to her inner muse. www.crystalcastle.com.au

NIMBIN

Beach flick in the beach

Thursday, Dec 29 & !Friday, Dec 30

 NIMBIN Bush Theatre screens Aussie flick Caught Inside from 7.30pm both nights.

It follows a group of young surfers and their girlfriends in search of waves on a remote island.

Not all is as it appears when a rogue passenger reveals his true colours. Call 66891111.

THE CHANNON

Art in The Channon

Now Showing

THE Channon Gallery exhibits A Recollection of New Beginnings with new artists to the gallery Ross McMaster and Bonnie Sevill along with other long-term residents.

Open Wed-Fri 10am-5pm with refreshments served on Sunday from 3pm.

Call 6688 6322.

Go to www.artsnorthernrivers.com.au.

MARKETS

Saturday

Evans Head

Lismore Farmers

No Sunday markets

Bangalow markets will be on Boxing Day



Words of advice from one of top 50 financial advisers

premium_icon Words of advice from one of top 50 financial advisers

Ballina financial planner named as one of the best in the industry

$45 million private play haven: Time to have your say

premium_icon $45 million private play haven: Time to have your say

Plans include private go-kart track, shooting range at South Ballina

'Exciting' change to Ballina business after 30 years

premium_icon 'Exciting' change to Ballina business after 30 years

The company is continuing to expand and build on its success

Local Partners