GOING FRENCH: This year's Coast French Film Festival will be bigger and even better than last year's.
GOING FRENCH: This year's Coast French Film Festival will be bigger and even better than last year's. Jan Jarman

What's on: Sunshine Coast

ROCK 'N' ROLL ICON TEX PERKINS IN CONVERSATION

NOOSA Library Service presents rock 'n' roll legend Tex Perkins in conversation with ABC Radio's Jon Coghill next month. Promoting his self-titled memoir, TEX, Perkins promises raucous anecdotes from decades fronting some of Australia's most spirited rock 'n' roll bands, including The Cruel Sea and The Beasts Of Bourbon. Full of punk energy, Perkins's no-holds-barred, laugh-out-loud memoir is written with brutal truth, raw power and feral humour, and lays bare an extraordinary life played out on the road, on the stage, and on the edge. Noosa Library Service and Annie's Books on Peregian are pleased to present Tex Perkins - In His Own Words on Thursday, April 19, from 6.30pm at The J Theatre, Noosa Junction. Tickets are $17 each, book online at thej.com.au or phone 53296560.

THE AC/DC STORY

THE AC/DC Story has been described as "like watching a live documentary movie”. A three hour live biography concert describing the life and times of the greatest rock 'n' roll band on this planet, AC/DC. The show features cannons, bell, bagpipes, both Bon and Brian eras, and songs performed live off every studio album, with narrated and rare interviews and photos shown on one huge screen. Accadacca have toured both internationally and through Australia since Attard formed the band in 2000. Rather than taking advantage of a path already forged by AC/DC, Accadacca were aiming to fill a growing void within the Australian music industry by recreating a period of music that will forever define rock and roll in this country. At The J Theatre, Noosa, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction, on Friday, April 13, from 7.30pm. Cost: $65 Adult / $55 Concession. For more go to: thej.com.au or phone 53296560.

A NIGHT IN VEGAS

THE Judy Henzell Sunshine Melodies Concert Series present A Night In Vegas performing at The Events Centre, Caloundra on Wednesday, April 11 at 11am *Complimentary morning Tea at 10am*. A Night in Vegas is where the Rat Pack meets the Crooners and Swooners and with a song list that includes Viva Las Vegas, My Way, Moondance, Me and My Shadow, Straighten Up and Fly Right, Sway, Fly Me to the Moon, Mack the Knife, New York, New York, That's Life and many more, this is a show of pure entertainment. Tickets: Full Price: $19 / Group 10+: $17.50. For bookings phone 54914240 or go to: theeventscentre.com.au.

MUSICAL PAWS CONCERT

COME join in the fun as the Sunshine Coast Concert Band (SCCB) presents its Musical Paws Concert. Held at 2pm on Saturday, April 21, at the Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St, Buddina. This concert is sure to have you wagging your tail and howling along as music director Ken Chadwick OAM has included Hound Dog in the program, music by Frank Sinatra (the "top dog” himself), selections from La La Land and more. Admission is $15, payable at the door and includes a delicious afternoon tea. So, music lovers and dog lovers alike, don't miss the Musical Paws Concert in aid of Guide Dogs Australia. For more information go to: sccb.org.au.

CALOUNDRA CHORALE AND THEATRE COMPANY

THE Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company will again present a series of pleasant Sunday afternoon fundraising concerts to be held at the CCSA Hall in Nutley Street at 2pm on the first Sundays of the month throughout 2018. Dates are: May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2 and October 7. Admission $9 and $5 for Members and Friends of the Chorale. Afternoon tea included.

SUNSHINE COAST CHORAL SOCIETY

REQUIEM by Sir Karl Jenkins is a composition dedicated to his late father, a musician whom Jenkins described as inspirational.

This soulful and moving concert will be held at 2pm on Sunday, April, 22, at Gregson and Weight Chapel, Wises Rd, Buderim, just prior to Anzac Day. This concert is in memory of the centenary of the end of World War I and is dedicated to the brave men and women who served with such courage and honour in that terrible war and in following conflicts and wars across our globe. Whilst the chapel is a departure from our usual venues, and a rather different setting, we feel it is a very fitting place to pay tribute. Attendees are encouraged to wear their service medals if they wish, and to please stay on to enjoy afternoon tea with the chorale. This "Requiem" was first recorded and performed in 2005.This is compelling and interesting music and not to be missed. Please join us in making this a very special day of homage to those worthy people who have passed from this life. Phone Colleen on 54777652 to make your booking or go to: suncoastchoral.org.au.

THE NUTCRACKER

THE Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' returns to The Events Centre, Caloundra on Sunday, April 22 to perform the classic ballet, The Nutcracker from 2.30pm. The Nutcracker It's renowned for the genius of Tchaikovsky - he created one of the most recognisable and enduring music scores ever written, and Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' with its artistic ballet mastery, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets takes us on a journey back in time to the frost-covered, gaslight world of Clara, her beloved Nutcracker Doll and the Magician Drosselmeyer. Tickets: $85 / Concession & Groups 10+: $75 / Child U13: $55. For bookings phone 54914240 or go to theeventscentre.com.au.

DAMIEN LEITH

DAMIEN Leith returns to The Events Centre, Caloundra on Friday, April 20 performing all his solo hits, favourites, lost treasures and some new works at 8pm. In his 'most intimate' tour to date - Damien will perform in solo mode, a select number of dates around Australia. Audiences will get a chance to hear favourites from Damien's eight albums. Irish classics; and songs like 'Crying', 'Hallelujah' and 'Night of my Life' are sure to make the set-list. They'll also get to hear sneak previews of new compositions and songs he's written with other artists as well as lost treasures and a few new surprises. Tickets: $50. For bookings phone 54914240 or go to: theeventscentre.com.au.

THE INDIA TO SPAIN PROJECT

NOW touring throughout Australia, The India to Spain Project will be a unique and passionate musical journey. Coming to the Sunshine Coast to perform at The Jazz Sessions, tickets are on sale now for their show on Saturday, April 28, from 3.30-6pm at The Bison Bar, C-Square Courtyard, 52-64 Currie St, Nambour. Tickets $20 and can be bought at stickytickets.com.au or at the door. Bookings recommended. Inquiries: Robyn Brown on 0403152397 or email: info@sassyjazz.com.au.

YANDINA COUNTRY MUSIC

ROSANNA Ruddick will be guest artist at the Hall of Fame, 24 Steggalls Rd, on Sunday, April 22, from 1pm to 5pm. Rosanna is very popular and a real crowd-pleaser and she will be backed up by a great band and local artists playing traditional country, and including more upbeat and diverse music. Raffle and door prizes, canteen open, free afternoon tea. Entry $8. Concession $6. Phone Jim on 0437191004. Noeline 54467545.

BATS THEATRE CO. INC

REHEARSALS are in full swing at BATS Theatre Co. Inc. for the coming production, the moving drama, Deep Eternity. It tells the story of a local fisherman whose life is turned upside down by a family secret which leaves him faced with impossible choices. He finally decides on a desperate course of action, but for his plans to succeed he must make friends of his enemies and strangers of his loved ones, find the family he never had, and chase a vision that might only exist in his mind. Bookings essential: Evening: April 7, 13 and 14 at 7.30pm. Matinees: April 8 and 14 at 2pm. Buderim War Memorial Hall, Cnr Main and Church Sts, Buderim. Bookings go to: batstheatre.com or phone 54452515.

MAJESTIC THEATRE POMONA

THE only authentic silent film theatre in the world. Public screenings every market day at noon (every second and fourth Saturday). Next one is on April 14. Book a group of 20 or more for a private screening on the day of your choice. Tickets at the door $15; Free for school aged children accompanied by an adult. MANDY NOLAN - Two hours of hilarious stand up comedy - Women Like Us - April 21 at 7.30pm. Tickets - $35, go to: themajestic theatre.com.au or phone 54852330.

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

THE 11th French Film Festival is on May 4 to 8. It's the flagship event of Alliance Française de la Sunshine Coast. Every year of the festival audiences have been thrilled by the films and can't get enough of them. There will be seven screenings including a children's film, all with English sub-titles, offered in three locations. Go to: afsunshinecoast.org.au for more information, locations, ticket prices.


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