Fat Picnic hit Coffs.
Fat Picnic hit Coffs. Contributed

What's happening on the Coffs Coast


What: Magneto came together on the North Coast of NSW when a group of seasoned, like-minded musicians found common ground in their search for quality. Taking well known covers and the occasional obscure wonder song, Magneto infuse every tune with their special sauce, a bit of extra kick and grunt, a bit more wildness.

Where: The Seaview Tavern.

When: Friday.

Sawtell Cup Day

What: The popular family race day event, the Sawtell Cup is on again. Come along for a fun day of racing with entertainment for the whole family. Featuring Le Dain Designs Fashions on the Field, dress to impress to win some of the great prizes up for grabs.

Where: Coffs Racing.

When: Sunday from 11.30am to 5.30pm.

Toad of Toad Hall

What: Toad of Toad Hall, written by A.A Milne was adapted from the Kenneth Grahame children's book Wind in the Willows. The story follows the adventures of an out-going and sometimes recalcitrant toad. This play will thrill young and old alike. It's a play for all ages and a first in Coffs Harbour with eight shows.

Where: Jetty Memorial Theatre.

When: Tomorrow until Sunday, July 29.

Cost: $15 - $25.

Visit jettytheatre.com.

Politics in the Pub

What: Senator Jenny McAllister will discuss the rapidly changing nature of Australia's workplaces, what this means for working Australians, the challenges they pose and possible policy and industrial responses.

Where: The Coffs Hotel.

When: Friday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Harry Potter trivia night

What: Calling all Muggles, gather the smartest members of your house, head to the nearest portkey and come along for a one off Harry Potter event. Show off your knowledge of the wizarding world by booking a table and taking part in the trivia night.

Where: The Plantation Hotel.

When: Friday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Chicks at the Flicks

What: Bust out classic ABBA at a special Chicks at the Flicks advance screening of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Where: BCC Cinemas.

When: Today at 6pm.

Marine Discovery Series

What: Join SCU PhD candidate Kerry Cameron as she explains some of the work under way to restore damaged reefs in the Philippines and the Great Barrier Reef.

Coral reefs are in decline around the world and innovative ideas are needed to support and recover these beautiful and important ecosystems.

A new method with great potential is larval reseeding, where scientists capture coral spawn, rear the millions of tiny coral larvae, then release the larvae into temporary enclosures over degraded patches of reef.

Where: National Marine Science Centre.

When: Tomorrow from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

The National Marine Science Centre.
The National Marine Science Centre. Trevor Veale

Women like us

What: Women Like Us has found a unique niche in the comedy market, speaking to a demographic of women who don't always hear their stories told on stage.

Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs call themselves "the bogan woman's thinking woman and the thinking woman's bogan''.

Women Like Us guarantees two hours of non-stop laughter with crowds declaring it the funniest show they've seen.

Where: C.ex Woolgoolga.

When: Saturday from 7pm to 10pm.

Cost: From $35.

Visit cex.com.au

Women like us at C.ex Coffs this weekend.
Women like us at C.ex Coffs this weekend. Contributed

Fat Picnic's Sunday session

What: Brisbane's own roots and funk outfit Fat Picnic have built a reputation for creating music that is fun, high energy and keeps you dancing from start to finish.

This eight piece band is on a funky mission to get people moving.

Since their formation in 2012, Fat Picnic have performed at many venues and festivals, always bringing their infectious grooves and good times.

Fat Picnic are bringing the party.

Where: The Hoey Moey.

When: Sunday, opening at 4pm.

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