Waves are offshore, rain is watering the gardens and La La Land has burned to the ground. What to do in Byron Bay and surrounds when it’s raining and La La Land is smoking?! Here’s what’s on this weekend!!!
Farmers markets are on in Byron today – why not brave the rain to hunt down some fresh kale
If braving the rain is a favourite activity of yours – the Byron Bay Rodeo is taking place tonight from 7.30pm at the playing fields opposite Byron Bay High School. Watch professional bull riders try to hang on for 8 seconds, or get trampled, depending on their luck!
If watching bucking broncos isn’t your thing – Aussie favourite Ash Grunwald is playing a free gig at the Brunswick Hotel tonight!
Friday night at The Northern sees Aussie rock bands Kingswood and Calling All Cars play a high energy set… As well as Wandering Eyes playing at the Beach Hotel, The Soulshakers at The Rails, 9 piece Brazilian band Klezmerin at the Brewery and Kingdog & The Catz at the Ginger Pig
Friday night is also the opening night of the Byron Arts Classic – a collection of local art, sculpture and photography – with over 400 artworks being displayed over five days. All pieces are for sale, and the opening night is a chance to get a sneak peek before anyone else! Held at the Byron Community Centre, and tickets are $10
The Evolve Yoga Festival returns to Byron Bay this Saturday – tickets are $40 online or $55 on the door. An all day event – workshops include aerial yoga, 5rhythms ecstatic dance, healing sound therapy, chocolate yoga, ayurvedic thought and sex, yoga and the kundalini experience!
Palace Cinemas are showing the documentary Uncharted Waters on Sunday at 6.30pm – a feature length doco about legendary Australian surfer Wayne Lynch, who burst onto the surfing scene in the 1960s and rode a wave like no-one else
New Zealand new wave rock band Mi-Sex are playing at the Bangalow Bowlo on Sunday – the band had a huge impact in Australia which was sadly short-lived after frontman Steve Gilpin died tragically in a car crash in 1992. They have reformed with new frontman Steve Balbi (formerly of Noiseworks) and have been smashing it up ever since! Don’t miss this chance to see them!
And last but not least, Byron Bay’s queen of soul, Lisa Hunt, is back at the Beachy this Sunday afternoon from 4.30pm – a free gig that is guaranteed to get you up and dancing!!