What's on around the Coffs Coast
Parma for a Farmer
What: THE North Coast Hotel Group, including venues The Hoey Moey, the Moonee Tavern, the Seaview Tavern and the Village Green Hotel, is holding its Parma for a Farmer campaign to support NSW's drought-affected producers.
A dollar from every chicken parma or schnitty sold at the venues will be donated to the Buy a Bale Campaign.
Where: Multiple venues (listed above).
When: Until September.
The Preatures 'Magick Tour'
What: OFF the back of an arena tour with Harry Styles and headline festival spots at Mountain Sounds, Castaway and Golden Plains, the beloved Sydney rock outfit The Preatures are heading to Coffs Harbour as part of their regional tour.
The band will showcase favourites from their latest album Girlhood, including their most recent single 'Magick' and bring the hits from their debut album 'Blue Planet Eyes'.
Supporting the tour is Triple J favourite, Ali Barter.
Where: The Hoey Moey.
When: Friday, August 17 from 8pm. General Admission 18+ tickets $35.
What: BRISBANE bred rock and roll band Port Royal are hitting the Coffs Coast in support of their upcoming EP titled 'Love, Passion, Satisfaction'.
Influenced by the sounds of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Doors and Led Zeppelin, Port Royal bring a performance dripping with energy, prowess and passion for the live stage.
The band are part of the rock and roll revivalist movement, working towards an inclusive, positive and uplifting music community universally.
Where: The Coffs.
When: Friday, August 17 from 6pm. Free entry.
Sips & Sustainability
What: TO help us all lead a more eco-friendly life, Eco Diet will be hosting a Sips & Sustainability night. Learn to make your own beeswax wrap, bamboo straw, and jar of toothpaste as well as learning plenty of tips and tricks.
Where: Moonee Beach Tavern.
When: Today from 6.30ppm-8.30pm. Cost is $18.
Big-Big Boogie Band
WHAT: The Big-Big Boogie Band, who cover a large range of tunes and genres from jazz, swing, blues and rock, will take the stage at this weekend's Harbourside Markets.
WHERE: Harbourside Markets, Marina Dr.
WHEN: Sunday, August 12, from 10am. Free show.
WHAT: Singer/Songwriter Catherine Britt takes the stage at Sawtell following the release of her seventh studio album Catherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts. Catherine's music conjures up vibrant Australian imagery.
WHERE: Sawtell RSL.
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, from 7.30pm. Free show.
Giingan Cultural Experience
What: ENJOY traditional dance, language, damper making, dreaming stories, and much more on this interactive tour- uniquely run by local Gumbaynggirr community members.
Purchase a bite to eat and a drink from the Nyanggan Gapi Cafe, all while enjoying the serenity that nature brings.
Where: Sealy Lookout.
When: Saturday, August 11, from 10am. Tickets Adult $33, Children $17, Family $85.
Marnie Yeates Exhibition
What: SHOWCASING the work of amateur photographers from the Coffs Coast region, this annual exhibition draws in amazingly talented artists who compete for prizes.
Held in memory of the late Marnie Yeates, a local photographer who was passionate about nature.
Where: Bunker Cartoon Gallery.
When: Everyday until August 26, from 10am-4pm.
What: FIND fresh fruit and vegetables, sunglasses, jewellery, collectables and more at this all-weather market.
Where: Castle St carpark.
When: Sunday, August 12, from 7am.
What: AN authentic outdoor market held every Sunday, there is a huge range of art and craft, local produce, gourmet food and beverages on offer. There's also entertainment with acitivities and performers.
Where: Marina Dr.
When: Sunday, August 12, from 8am.
David Fairbairn and Aleph Geddis Exhibition
What: In this exhibition of large-scale portraiture, David Fairbairn experiments with etching while the sculptural works of Aleph Geddis, informed by the stylised naturalism of Pacific Northwest carving, will also be on display.
Where: Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, corner of Coff and Duke Streets.
When: Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am, until September.
What: This Sunday Bites, presented by Bellingen Community Arts Council, talks about Bellingen and using essay as a literary form for making sense of the place.
Where: Nexus Art Gallery at The Old Butter Factory, Bellingen.
When: Sunday, August 12, from 3.30pm-4.30pm. Entry is free.