Gold Coast events November/December
OBSESSION AT JAVEENBAH THEATRE
WHEN Lily and Tom inherit an old house, they are over the moon about having a place to raise their baby when it is born. However, as they set about restoring the dilapidated family home to its former glory, they begin to wonder if the house is more of a curse than a gift. With muddy water, shocking electricity problems, pest infections, foundation issues and meddling family members, the couple quickly begin to second-guess their decision to take on the "renovators delight". Obsession is an amusingly haunting story about a perfect couple, their unusual families and a past that will not go away. Presented by Javeenbah Theatre, cnr Stevens and Ferry Sts, Nerang, from November 17 to December 2. General admission $25, concession $22, members $20. To book tickets, call 55960300.
ONE of the best and most vibrant markets on the Gold Coast, The Village Markets are a treasure trove of creative goods and arts as well as a haven for delicious street food, live music and entertainment. The markets are held on the first and third Sunday of each month at Burleigh Heads State School from 8.30am to 1pm. Founded in 2008, The Village Markets are the original boutique fashion and lifestyle market, showcasing a carefully edited line-up of stalls, live local music, delicious eats and positive Sunday vibes. Held at Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads. Details on Facebook and markets website.
HARMONY in Paradise Ladies Choir is a dedicated group of ladies who rehearse every Tuesday. They perform at various venues around the Gold Coast area and sing a variety of a capella songs. Come along to one of our rehearsals and see for yourself. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday night from 7pm at the Anglican Church Hall on Salerno St, Isle of Capri. Call 0414357579 for details, or check out the website or Facebook.
COMMONWEALTH GAMES FORUM
SURVIVING the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games forum will be hosted by the Gold Coast District Neighbourhood Watch to inform residents about the impacts of the Games on their neighbourhoods. At Albert Waterways Community Centre from 5.30pm to 8pm on Tuesday, November 21. Guest speakers from GOLDOC, Queensland Police Service and City of Gold Coast. This forum is free but locals should register for catering purposes. Register at goldcoastnhw.org or call 0437647128.
GOLD Coast Seniors Health and Lifestyle Expo at Southport offers free information about retirement living options, in-home care, seniors travel, seniors insurance, financial planning, investment advice, free hearing and eyesight checks, and mobility aids. Information is available from Centrelink, City of Gold Coast and more than 60 exhibitors. Find it all at one location and on the same day from 9am to 1pm, and enjoy free entry, at Southport Community Centre on Thursday, November 23. Details website: http://www.gcseniorsexpos.com.au.
COME along to free community dune-planting activities as a volunteer with BeachCare and care for your local beach. You can make a difference to improve the Gold Coast's beach environment by planting native species, removing invasive weeds and picking up litter.
Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. All equipment is supplied. Please be sure to wear enclosed shoes and sun-smart clothing, and bring some drinking water. On Saturday, November 25, from 9am to 11am at The Alley, Duringan St, Currumbin. Details: James Gullison on 0414762374 or at website.
COMING into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast celebrates some of the most iconic images from the past century of fashion. Conde Nast, the powerhouse publisher of Vogue, Vanity Fair and Glamour, has opened its photography archive to the public to create this stunning exhibition. The collection of images, selected by photography curator Nathalie Herschdorfer, shows the sharp contrast in the first fashion photographs from the early 20th century compared to the modern day. Also included in the exhibition is a selection of vintage couture fashion from The Darnell Collection. At the Gold Coast City Gallery, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, from November 25 to February 18. Call 55884078.
AUSTRALIA'S most energetic golf tournament, the Australian PGA Championship, is back at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Ross Street, Benowa. Masters champion Sergio Garcia and local favourite Adam Scott will headline a stellar list of Australian and international players who will compete for the Joe Kirkwood Cup. The 2017 tournament from November 30 to December 3 will feature an array of entertainment on and off the course, but it's the Soniq Million Dollar Hole where the tournament really comes alive. Action from 6am to 6pm. General admission $25, kids under 16 free. Book through PGA website.
ROY ORBISON TRIBUTE
A TRIBUTE to Roy Orbison In Dreams: The Greatest Hits is a Roy Orbison, two-record music album released in 1987 on Virgin records. The double album-set was the means by which Orbison revisited much of his classic repertoire and included a raft of signature standard-bearers including Crying, In Dreams, Only The Lonely and Oh, Pretty Woman.
Aaron W Mansfield has the combination of Orbison's powerful, impassioned and distinctive pitch-perfect voice that makes him the perfect candidate to bring the album to reality. This never-before-seen concert at The Star, Broadbeach, on December 2 will have fans on their feet as they witness Aaron recreate the magic of Roy's greatest hits. Book at www.star.com.au.
CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
CHRISTMAS in the Park - Pacific Pines welcomes families from 4pm on Saturday, December 9. Carols start at 5.30pm concluding with fireworks at 8pm. Come along and join in our community carols event, with rides for the kids, face painting, giant inflatable snow globe, market stalls, food vendors and great entertainment. From 4pm to 8pm at Central Park, Hotham Drive, Pacific Pines. Free to enter. Details Vikki Hocking, Pacific Pines Residents Group, 0418729544 or check out the Facebook page.