JACK OF HEARTS: Australia's most acclaimed playwright and Patron to Noosa Arts Theatre, David Williamson
JACK OF HEARTS: Australia's most acclaimed playwright and Patron to Noosa Arts Theatre, David Williamson

What's On: Sunshine Coast


THE master playwright David Williamson's presents his 50th stage play 'Jack of Hearts' at the Noosa Arts Theatre. Director is Jane Rivers. Cut-price preview on September 6 at 7.30pm, all tickets $22. Special gala opening night is on September 7 at 7.30pm, all tickets $50 includes light supper and drinks. Evenings September 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 at 7.30pm. Matinees September 9, 10, 17 at 2pm. Tickets: Adults $31 | Concessions $27. Member/Group $25 | U18 $22. Warning: Coarse Language and Adult Themes. Website: noosartstheatre.org.au or call 54499343. Box Office open Tuesday to Friday 10am-2pm.


THE high-energy art of Sunshine Coast artist Debra Dougherty will be showing in the Banana Shed at the Pomona Railway Station Gallery until September 12. Do you love to hear the birds sing, even though you don't know what they are saying? Do you rummage around in your dream stories wondering if they mean something? Would you like to see some art which mystifies you? Imagine spirit birds of many colours splashing on the canvas like high energy dances. See little people soaring over Noosa Heads in the protective wings of a giant bird. Would you like to find yourself in an imaginative world of energetic colour? Be inspired by Debra's latest artistic creations. To see the process behind the art, have a look at www.instagram.com /doughertydebra. Open 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday and 10am-2pm Saturday and Sunday.


YOU are invited to sing along with the songs we were singing in the 60's with the Sunshine Coast Concert Band, directed by Ken Chadwick OAM, on Saturday, September 16 at 2pm at the Kawana Community Hall at Buddina, as they celebrate 50 years of naming the Sunshine Coast. The Guest singers will be Dave Stygall and Wendy West. Tickets at the door are $15, which includes afternoon tea. So get along to The Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima Street, Buddina for a fun filled musical memory afternoon when the Sunshine Coast Concert Band celebrates this wonderful anniversary. Email: sunshinecoastconcert band@gmail.com for more information. Find them on Facebook or check out the band's website: www.sccb.org.au.


THE Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra will be performing their concert Romantic Masters so come listen, enjoy and experience something 'out of the norm' a little bit different - a horn concerto. Bach was one of the first composers in his Brandenburg No.1 in F to use the horn as a solo instrument along with his contemporaries Vivaldi and Corelli. Due to the technical advancement of the instrument, composers like Richard Strauss later developed the instrument's range and power through their compositions so that it became the virtuosic instrument of today. Be immersed and absorbed in the dramatic and brilliant performances of the Sunshine Coast Orchestra's players and soloist, conducted by Adrian King. An afternoon tea of cupcakes is included. Tickets: $20 - Online from www.sunshinecoast symphonyorchestra.com or call 54781779, also available at Old Buderim P.O. from 1st September. $25 @ the door (cash only). Saturday, September 16 at 2pm, St Peter's Anglican Church, cnr Church St and Beach Rd, Maroochydore.


THIS is an Australian Premier Music Festival held over three days and nights of Rock n Blues hosted on a private 100-acre property up in Noosa Hinterland's beautiful Mary Valley. Escape to the bushland for an adventure-filled weekend of rock blues and roots music. Headliner act is 'Chain'. Enjoy free camping, and 2 x alternating stages offering you non-stop music, so you never have to miss a band or artist. Keep free the weekend of September 15, 16 and 17 with prices starting at $95 for a day ticket for more details: www.mitchellcreekrockn bluesfest.com.au.


THE four stunning individual voices of Belladiva come together to perform intricate arrangements of best-loved classics from opera to pop. This quartet delivers with a delightful ease and sincerity, creating a truly enthralling and heart-warming experience. Showtime is Wednesday, September 20 at 11am, complimentary morning tea from 10am.

Tickets $19 full price, $17.50 per person for group of 10 or more. Please contact the Box office on 54914240 for all group bookings.

For details: theeventscentre.com.au.


EAST Coast Australia's "Most Prestigous" all makes Car Show on October 1, located at the Lions Park Noosa Heads, cnr Noosa Drive and Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads. This is an all makes Car Show. There will be more than 10 Million dollars' worth of cars on display. Entrant Gate opens at 6am and Spectator Gate opens at 8.30am. For more details: noosacarclub.com.au or call President, Malcolm King on 0438552051.


ON SUNDAY afternoon, October 8 from 1.30pm, the Welsh Society of the Sunshine Coast is presenting the only event open to the community for 2017. Our WSSC is a loosely well-defined, orderly Social Group. Essentially. We give back to our Community-at-large with the "Cymanfa Ganu", the October Welsh Music "festival" afternoon. It's a moving experience. Queen Street Uniting Church in Caloundra. Free admission. For more details visit: www.welshsunshine coast.com.au or call Jonathan Jones, AM on 0413085838.


SUNSHINE Coast Stadium will be the first venue in the world to host the biggest global colour festival series on earth, The Color Movement, after securing the event for October 21 ahead of larger national and international city counterparts. Continuing The Color Run's mission to change what it means to get healthy and active, The Color Movement aims to create a world-wide movement that looks outside the traditional means of fitness and shows there are plenty of ways to keep fit. For info: www.thecolorrun.com.au *Color (correct spelling).



THE Indee will mount a three weekend season of The Op-Shop Ladies, a laugh a minute tribute to the hundreds of volunteers who staff the Sunshine Coast's op-shops. Saturday nights October 14 at 7.30pm, October 21 at 4pm and October 28 at 7.30pm and 2pm October 15, 22 & 29 at the Yandina School of Arts Hall, cnr Farrell and Steven Streets, Yandina. Free coffee and tea. Wine, cake and cheese plates on sale. Tickets $26, conc. $24, 8 or more $22, Theatre Club and bookings over 16 - $20. Reserve seats (table seating) call 54728200 or www.indeetheatre.com.


ORCHID Grove is open Saturday, 9 September, through to Monday, 11 September, 9.30am to 4.30pm. Nestled amongst the gum trees, like a hidden jewel, this award-winning garden showcases the exotic colour and rich beauty one of the most highly coveted and intriguing of all flowering plants - the orchid. Created with love by owners Chris and Angel O'Dempsey, Orchid Grove shows just what can be done on a fairly standard block of land, with a bit of imagination, a lot of passion and plenty of hard work. Orchid Grove is a garden full of hidden delights - so don't forget to look up as well as around. And don't miss the wonderful Vietnamese and Australian herb garden, that overflows down into a delightful front feature area. Your visit to Orchid Grove will contribute funds to Heart Reach Australia, a medical humanitarian aid and children's sponsorship organization of which Chris is a Director. Heart Reach Australia has been working in Vietnam for more than 25 years and in Sri Lanka since the Boxing Day Tsunami. Address: 17 Barkston Court, Buderim. Cost: $7 (under 15 free) special entry prizes drawn last afternoon. Contact: Chris and Angel O'Dempsey 54769444 or email: agios@iprimus.com.au


BUDERIM'S creative spirit will be on show during National Garden Week in October when Buderim Craft Cottage will present its "Sculptured Garden" exhibition. The "Sculptured Garden" showcases ceramic sculpture designed for gardens and courtyards, but also includes functional pottery and decorative ceramic works for indoor settings. Craft Cottage potters and sculptors have been designing ceramic art works for this annual exhibition since 1997. Works from previous exhibitions now feature in some of the Coast's finest homes and gardens, and in commercial buildings. This year the exhibition will have a special theme of "reflection". Over 30 artists in the Group will be showing about 150 works in the exhibition, which commences on Saturday, October 7. It continues through the week and the Buderim Garden Festival weekend of October 14 and 15. Refreshments will be available both weekends. Sculptured Garden exhibition: Saturday, October 7- Sunday, October 15, daily 9am-4pm. Buderim Craft Cottage, 5 Main Street Buderim. Free entry. For info visit: www.buderim craftcottage.com.au or phone 0408075750.

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