What's on: Northern NSW
TRIBAL BELLY DANCE
THIS six-week beginners course starts on September 19, from 5.30-6.30pm, at WildFox Studios, 16 Carrington St, Lismore. A fusion of traditional dance styles and known for its distinct look of coin bras/cholis, big colourful skirts and tribal jewellery, you learn set dance moves with hidden cues allowing you to dance improve and move as one group without choreography. Phone 0409 246 180, email gypsyfoxstudios @gmail.com, or go to facebook.com/thebare footgypsies.
SALSA AND RUEDA
NEW beginners Cuban Rueda class starting September 19, from 7.30pm. Learn to dance in a fun and relaxed environment. The rhythm and music are exciting to move to. Meet new friends and expand your mind by being challenged. Get warm and be inspired. Join the Dance Collective and Catch The Latin Fire. Goolmangar Community Hall, Nimbin Rd, Goolmangar, Dontact Robert on 0419 379 098.
MASTERS AUSTRALIAN HOCKEY
THE Men's Masters Australian Championships is an annual event that has been held since the early 1980s.
This year it will be held from September 21-October 6. Players compete in age groups ranging from over 35 to over 75, with more than 300 games played across 16 days. The Men's Masters Australian Championships is Hockey Australia's largest participation event with 85 teams and more than 1800 participants Hepburn Park Hockey Turf, Goonellabah, with some games at Ballina. Phone (02) 6626 0100.
SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL
THE Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour heads to Lismore and will tear up the freeways of Australia for the sixth year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2018 Festival to Lismore's Star Court Theatre on September 22. Expertly curated and lovingly presented, the showcase will feature some of the festival's hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard-hitting laughter. Phone (02) 6622 5005 or go to starcourttheatre.com.au.
THE Byron Bay Guitar Festival will return on Saturday, October 6, and Sunday, October 7, at the Byron Bay Brewery for its second year. Produced by Byron Music, the event features 29 live performances on two stages, as well as a guitar market showcasing some amazing instruments and craftsmanship from some of the world's favourite manufacturers including Fender, VOX, Yamaha and more, workshops and seminars presented by artists and manufacturers, and of course the delicious food and beverage on offer throughout the festival thanks to Byron Bay Brewery. Go to byronbayguitar festival.com.
HELD across multiple venues, the Byron Bay Film Festival is a platform for outstanding independent film talent, showcasing a uniquely rich and diverse program of entertaining, inspiring and thought provoking films and will be held from Friday, October 12, from 10.30am. Go to bbff.com.au.
THE Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize is a biennial prize displayed at the Lismore Regional Gallery from the announcement of winners in late July through to September 23. Now in its sixth year, the prize started as The Northern Rivers Portrait Prize, it has since expanded to include portraits of any subject in any medium. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday. This is a free event art.gallery @lismore.nsw.gov.au.
COMMUNITY WILLS DAY
MAKE or update you Simple Will for $75 per person and help raise funds for Women and Children's Refuge Fund. The event will be held Wednesday, September 26, at Suite 1, Level 2, The Strand, 72/80 Marine Pde, Coolangatta. Phone 1300 900 091 ext 252.
MOO OZ CONCERT
THE "spare a care for the homeless" concert will be held at Cudgen Leagues Club on Sunday, September 23. Forty acts, 12 hours and six stages to help raise awareness of local music and local services for the homeless in the Tweed area.
For further information phone Joanne Mitchell on 0422 023 465, email joanne.mitchell7 @bigpond.com, or go to trybooking.com.