What's on: Sunshine Coast
LOVE AND CELEBRATIONS
ARIOSO Chamber Ensemble will perform a concert of Love and Celebrations at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 4.30pm Saturday May 19 and Caloundra Uniting Church 2.30pm Sunday May 20. As part of the 4MBS Festival of Classics the ladies have been lured by the musical vibrancy of the Sunshine Coast to bring their unique sound and music. Tickets and more information at website: ariosochamber ensemble.com or phone 54468128.
SUNSHINE COAST JAZZ CLUB
THE Sunshine Coast Jazz club presents The Session Band with Russell Bayne on May 13. The member's love for music, energy, brilliant musicianship and unpredictability will put you in the perfect mood for a fun afternoon of true traditional jazz. More information at: 54916017.
THE Noosa Marathon on Saturday May 26 is a big running experience and great fun for spectators with five different race distances. Full details at runawaynoosa marathon.com.au
THE EVENTS CENTRE
THE Events Centre, Caloundra is the venue for Glorious! the true story of the world's worst opera singer, Florence Foster Jenkins. This West End and world-wide hit was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award -Best New Comedy (2005) and has been seen by two million plus people across six continents. Monday, May 14, 7.30pm. More information at: theeventscentre.com.au
BUDERIM MALE CHOIR
The Buderim Male Choir will present Popular Songs We all Remember on June 9 at St. Marks Anglican Church, Buderim at 2pm.
NOOSA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
THE Noosa Food & Wine Festival, May 17-20 presents a cornucopia of epicurean fun. Meet celebrity chefs, enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, a Pimm's Garden party or just relax at Festival Village. Full details, program and tickets at: noosafoodand wine.com.au
COOROY FUSION FESTIVAL
THE Cooroy Fusion Festival on May 12 presents food, fashion, entertainment, market stalls, art and much more. This is a country festival that attracts visitors from afar. From 9.30am to 3pm, Cooroy is your place to be.
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
For something different check out the Creatures of the Night at the Mary Cairncross Theatrette, Maleny on May 28. Many of our fauna species are nocturnal. As daytime dwellers, we rarely get the chance to see these nocturnal species. In this very special presentation, ecologist Euan Edwards brings us face-to-face with some of the very special night dwellers that share our environment, and highlights some of the unique threats faced by these creatures of the night. It's a free event, 3pm, May 28. More at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAGNIFICAT AT THE J
NOOSA Chorale music director Adrian King doesn't make promises lightly and when he says the choir's upcoming concert of baroque music by two of the world's great western composers will "uplift the soul and body of every audience member and singer" you can expect something special. The Chorale will perform George Friderick Handel's Dixit Dominus and Johan Sebastian Bach's Magnificat at The J, Noosa on Saturday, May 26 at 2pm. Information and bookings at thej.com.au.
ABSOLUTELY 80S BAND
PUT Saturday, May 12 in your diary for a fun night when the star-studded 'Absolutely 80s Band' bring their chart-toppers to The Brewery at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi. Get your crew together and make a group booking, as all bookings of 6 or more will go in the draw to win a pre-gig dinner and drinks package to the value of $250. The Absolutely 80s Band features Oz music stars: Uncanny X Men's Brian Mannix, Kids in the Kitchen's Scott Carne and The Models' Sean Kelly - playing all their big hits including 'I Hear Motion', 'Everybody Wants to Work', '50 Years', 'Out of Mind' and loads more. This is a high octane two-hour show that pushes the limits of fun, excitement and energy, with big 80s hits, sung by the guys that sang 'em back then. TICKETS: Pre-sale $25 (+ booking fee) through Oztix or direct from the Imperial Hotel - $30 at the door. 54428811. Doors open at 8pm.