What's On: Mid North Coast
TIME TO SHINE
SHINE is a festival held from April 22-29 where dozens of museums will open their doors in the evening and showcase their stories and collections. From ghost stories to light shows, parlour games and Victorian dinner settings new audiences will gain a new insight into the cultural heritage of the Mid North Coast.
For more information go to artsmidnorthcoast.com.
FAR WEST EXHIBITION
MARCH 24 marked the 70th anniversary of the Royal Far West Children's Health Scheme in Coffs Harbour. Over the years, the members of the Coffs Harbour branch have raised funds and worked with health practitioners to benefit thousands of local children, as well as contributing to the charitable works of the organisation across New South Wales. To honour that anniversary the Coffs Harbour Regional Museum has an exhibition on show until May 11.
TASMA THEATRE: COFFS HARBOUR'S JEWEL
CINEMA has played an important role in the cultural life of Coffs Harbour, from the travelling shows played in the School of Arts and open air screenings at Fitzroy Stadium, to the saving of Sawtell Cinema and the Screenwave International Film Festival. In the museum's latest exhibition, The Tasma Theatre - Coffs Harbour's Jewel, the museum takes a look at the history of the Tasma Theatre, the dream of two of the most colourful figures in the story of cinema in Australia. The Tasma Cinema opened in March 1937 on the corner of Castle Street and High Street, as Harbour Drive was then known. With an imposing art deco facade, it was the grandest building in "Top Town" and became known as the "theatre beautiful" and was inspiration for the movie The Picture Show Man.
The exhibition will continue through until May 11.
IT'S on from May 25-26. A fun informative celebration of local agriculture and people the Belligen Show will be held from May 25-26.
For more, phone 0498 483 915.
CELEBRATE Mother's Day at Urunga on May 12 with live music, great coffee and food and kids activities. Bring a rug, a bottle of wine, some cheese.
For more details, phone Jo on 0401 516 779.
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
FOUR women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra, memory loss, hot flushes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more. Inspired by a hot flush and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical is a celebration for women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived The Change. This side-splitting musical parody set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what 11+ million women (and brave men) have been laughing about for 17 years.
Come see it at the Saraton Theatre, Grafton, April 26 from 7.30pm. For more, go to saraton.com.
JOIN THE CIRCUS FOR A DAY
ROLL up, roll up to Yamba for Circus Day. Join Ringmaster Rosie as she presents the most incredible circus in the world. You and the grandkis are the stars. In this combined workshop and performance, participants learn a wide variety of circus skills. At the end of the day, they perform alongside a professional performer for family and friends. Spinning plates, hula hoop, balances, tumbling, devil sticks, magic and more. This workshop is suitable for participants aged six and above. April 28, 9am-5pm. Performance at 4.30pm.
For more, go to circusin education.com.au.
UNITED HOSPITAL AUXILIARY MOTHER'S DAY MORNING TEA
A SPECIAL Mother's Day Morning Tea event is being held at the Maclean Lower Clarence Services Club from 10am. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of a new Ultrasound for Maclean Hospital. For more information, phone 02 6646 1564.
LEE KERNAGHAN TOURS
LEE Kernaghan is set to hit the road again in May/June playing Grafton (Saraton Theatre, May 30), Coffs (Ex-Services, May 31) and Port (The Glasshouse, June 2). Following his sold out 25th Anniversary Tour Lee began turning his experiences out on the road into songs and a brand new album Backroad Nation.
"Backroad Nation is a celebration of us, our way of life and the people who make our country great," Kernaghan said.
"Much of the inspiration for the songs has come from the people I've met and the places I've travelled to from Alice Springs to the Deni Ute Muster, from the mighty Pilbara region in WA to back-roads Queensland and everywhere in between."