MUSIC AND MAYHEM: The Pirates hit the road again in 2018 for their 21st Anniversary (and final) tour.
MUSIC AND MAYHEM: The Pirates hit the road again in 2018 for their 21st Anniversary (and final) tour.

What's On: Sunshine Coast

WELCOME to 2018, start the year off with some local entertainment.


THE Great Aussie Thong Throwing Competition will be held at the Kawana Waters Hotel, Kawana Waters with a $500 prize pool. How well can you chuck a thong?

Get it in the esky and you could be the winner taking home cash and venue vouchers. Free entry. All ages welcome (minors must be supervised).

Starts from 3pm on Friday, January 26. Free sausage sizzle in the Sports Bar from 2pm. Australia Day Cricket live on our massive screens plus live entertainment from 9pm. Should be a cracker day.


FROM the company who brought you Chicago, Mad About Theatre is back in 2018 with A Chorus Line. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show.

Memorable musical numbers include I Can Do That, At the Ballet, What I Did for Love, One (Singular Sensation) and I Hope I Get It. It is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama. Preview night: Wednesday, February 14 at 7.30pm. Opening Night: Thursday, February 15 at 7.30pm, Friday, February 16 at 7.30pm and Saturday, February 17 at 2pm and 7.30pm. The J Noosa: 60 Noosa Dr, Noosa Junction, call 53296560 for more information.


CALOUNDRA Film Festival is happy to announce the season start of their 2018 Monthlies with the No. 1 box office French smash hit Just To Be Sure on Tuesday, January 23 at 7-9pm. Starring one of our favourite actresses, Cecile De France, with the charismatic Francois Damiens as the other lead, Just To Be Sure was described by Le Parisien as "smart, touching and hilarious". And was awarded 5 stars.

At $12 + booking fee you get the best value foreign language film ticket on the Coast and if you come early French Champagne and nibbles are also available to put you in the mood. Big Screen Cinemas Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra.


SLEEPING Beauty is presented by the Australian Ballet - An enchanting ballet experience for children aged three and up. A beautiful princess must sleep for 100 years - until woken by true love's kiss ...Experience all the dazzling wonder of The Sleeping Beauty in a live, interactive production created especially for children aged 3 and up. Fairies in glittering tutus, storybook characters, and a prince's quest - all set to Tchaikovsky's hum-along score.

Running for under an hour, and packed with favourite characters like Red Riding Hood and Cinderella, this narrated version ofhe Sleeping Beauty will have both boys and girls dancing all the way home. Dress up in your favourite ballet-inspired outfit. Performing at The Events Centre, Caloundra on Wednesday, January 10 at 11am, 2pm, 4pm and Thursday, January 11 at 11am and 2pm. Tickets: A Reserve: $51 / B Reserve: $46 / C Reserve: $42. Call 54914240 to book or visit: theeventscentre


THOUSANDS of collectors and sellers from all parts of Australia will walk the Red Carpet for the Australia Day long weekend for the inaugural Red Carpet Antique Collectors Fair at the Caloundra Event Centre. The fair will offer a range of Heritage and Collectable items, together with Deco items from years gone by for home and office decoration.

Everything from old toys and china to rare bottles, coins, books, jewellery plus many quirky collectables will provide a window into our past. The fair will open to the public from 10am-5pm, Saturday, January 27, 10am-2pm, Sunday, January 28. Admission: $10, children under-14 years free. Mention this note at the door to receive a $2 senior discount. Details go to: or 0427465407.


PROMAC Productions returns to The Events Centre, Caloundra with undoubtedly the most critically acclaimed and popular Gilbert & Sullivan musicals, The Pirates of Penzance.

This is the 21st Anniversary Australian Tour, performing on Saturday, February 17 at 7.30pm and Sunday, February 18 at 2pm. Tickets: VIP Meal and Show Package: $55 / $35 / Child & Group 8+: $30. Call 54914240 to book or visit: theeventscentre

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