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What's on this weekend

Comedy club launch

What: Laugh the night away with comedians Madeleine Stewart, Marty B Bright and headliner Julia Wilson.

Sean makes videos that reach millions of people a year. He works in all levels of radio producing and announcing, but stand up is where he truly feels at home. Insightful observations of the world and how it works, mixed with crowd work, make him a stand out on any bill.

Over the past five years, Marty Bright has taken his individual brand of physical and observational hybrid comedy across Australia. He has been part of Sydney Comedy Festival: Breakout Showcase, FRESH and Sydney Comedy Festival Roadshow.

Described by many as the toughest woman in comedy, Julia Wilson tours the world with her dubious morals, having plenty of seriously dangerous fun along the way.

Where: Sawtell Hotel and Fishtales Restaurant.

When: Saturday from 8.30-11pm.

Harmony festival

What: Travel the world without leaving home and head on down to this year's Harmony Festival.

It's a celebration of the beauty of cultural diversity and the common ground we all share and will feature The Beats and Feets dance and drumming tent with workshops, Henna decoration, Ethiopian/Eritean coffee ceremony and the opportunity to sit and crochet with Syrian women.

Where: North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens.

When: Sunday.

MULTI-CULTURALISM: Harmony Day celebrations across Australia represent the opportunity given to new Aussies.
MULTI-CULTURALISM: Harmony Day celebrations across Australia represent the opportunity given to new Aussies. NSW Government

Dead Singer band

What: Dead Singer Band is the concept of three former Masters Apprentices band members and a talented singer who are proud to honour the legacy of a prime selection of Australia's singing icons.

The show pays homage to the lives and times of the band members, mates and colleagues.

Where: C.ex Coffs.

When: Saturday, doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Tickets are $20, visit


Woopi gardens

What: Head out for a day of activities including constructing a new compost bay, mulching the orchard, preparing the area around the raised pest-control beds and remaking the sign at the western end of the gardens with new coloured material strips.

Where: Scarborough St, Woolgoolga.

When: Today from 9am.

WOOPI Gardens and volunteers have been working hard over the past few months to turn their masterplan and vision into a reality.
WOOPI Gardens and volunteers have been working hard over the past few months to turn their masterplan and vision into a reality. Mitch East - Solitary Islands Sn

Lisa Hunt

What: Lisa Hunt is an American-born, Byron Bay-based soul sensation. Lisa has performed, recorded and toured with some of the most legendary people in show business including Aussie icons Jimmy Barnes, Tina Arena, Darren Percival, Jon Steven and Midnight Oil.

Where: The Hoey Moey.

When: Tomorrow at 4pm.

Lisa Hunt.
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Phill Skinner

What: Phill Skinner is a Brisbane-based musician who has been entertaining crowds up and down the east coast for the past five years. From Bowie to Sublime, Paul Kelly to Tom Petty, Phill covers a wide range of music styles.

Where: The Seaview Tavern.

When: Today.

Phill Skinner
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Caricatures you have known

What: A collection of caricatures from the past by some of Australia's best caricaturists features many familiar faces, some loved, some not so much.

There are politicians, sports stars, media personalities, entertainers and a collection of every Prime Minister since Federation.

Where: Bunker Cartoon Gallery.

When: Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm.

The rime of the ancient mariner

What: An exhibition of paintings by Sawtell artist Geoff Mould, inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic tale.

The collection tells the tale of the ancient mariner and his crew's journey through stormy waters and their meeting with the famed albatross.

Where: Coffs Harbour Regional Museum.

When: Today until Saturday, March 31.

Bollywood beach market

What: Enjoy a local market with a Bollywood flavour. There's live music, local produce and more.

Expect to be asked to dance with others to random Bollywood and bhangra songs.

Where: Woolgoolga Beach Reserve.

When: Saturday from 8am to 2pm.

The Vampires

What: ARIA and Australian Music Prize short-listed jazz world roots quartet The Vampires are touring and Coffs is on the list.

With its roots in the jazz tradition the band combines virtuosic risk-taking improvisation, sophisticated compositions and an uncanny sense of dialogue between the sax-trumpet front line to create a style of their own.

Where: The Jetty Memorial Theatre.

When: Saturday.

Cost: $35 or $30 for under 21.


Made in Dorrigo

What: Made in Dorrigo street market is an event showcasing local products made, grown or produced exclusively on the Dorrigo Plateau.

Enjoy a great day out with the family while browsing through a variety of stalls, enjoying delicious foods, listening to live music and more.

Where: Hickory St, Dorrigo.

When: Saturday, March 31 from 9am-2pm.