What's on: Sunshine Coast
HARMONIES ON THE HILL
THE Sunshine Statesmen are presenting a night of entertainment at the Buderim War Memorial Hall BWMCA, corner of Main Street and Gloucester Road, Buderim on Saturday, October 10. There will be six different acts performing on the night. Admission $25, Under 17s $18. For tickets, go to trybooking.com. Doors open 6.30pm, commences at 7pm. Light supper provided. They are the coast's very own barbershop chorus, and in September they competed at the BHA National singing competition in Adelaide. The chorus will select from its current repertoire and will feature the quartets Rimfire and Twilight Zone and possibly On the Rise. The multi-talented Brian Martin from Maleny will be directing the Statesmen. Go to sunshinestatesmen.com.
BUDERIM GARDEN FESTIVAL
THE annual Buderim Garden Festival is on again over the weekend of October 20 and 21 and will attract many visitors both locally and from around the state. The festival will centre on the Buderim War Memorial Hall with a competitive Spring Flower Show including cut flowers, floral arrangements, hanging baskets, bonsais, children's entries and photographs. Adjacent to the hall, there will be a quality plant market featuring a number of stalls selling an extensive variety of garden plants catering for all tastes. There will also be Exclusive Open Gardens showing the diversity in size and style of gardening in the Buderim area and a free mini bus is being provided for those who wish to avoid traffic and parking problems.There will also be a display of pottery, sculpture and garden art at the adjacent Craft Cottage and St Mark's Church next door will be decorated with floral arrangements as well. Light refreshments will be available at the hall and Craft Cottage. A festival ticket for the flower show, open gardens and bus is $15 (or $2 for the flower show only). These are available at Manawee Nursery, the Old Buderim PO, Buderim Newsagent, Buderim Bendigo Community Bank or at the door or phone 0448 714 561.
CALOUNDRA CHORALE AND THEATRE COMPANY
ALLO, ALLO! A riotous comedy by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft will be presented by the Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company. Revisit Rene's Cafe and see all your favourite TV characters trying to get their hands on the artwork Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies by van Klomp! Special preview: Wednesday, November 7 from 7.30pm $22. Evening Performances: November 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 24. 7.30pm. Matinees: November 10, 17, 18, 24, 25. 2pm. Prices: Adults $32, Conc $29, FOC members and Groups $26. CCTC Theatre Piringa Street, Wurtulla. Bookings on (07) 5437 2719.
PLEASANT SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT
CO-HOSTED by Bev Gourlay and Neil Booth this October concert will be the last of the series for 2018 so don't miss out on being charmingly entertained by well-known 'Tis' band leader Darrell Watson, harmonious duets by Bev and husband Art, promising young singer Alex Chambers, talented soprano Tracy Stoddart, the accomplished Maria Lindsay, a delightful wind quartet with Barry Rodgers plus three members of the Buderim Concert Band, and of course skilful tickling of the ivories by Neil Booth and Beryl Meyers. On Sunday, October 7 from 2pm at the CCSA Hall, Nutley Street, Caloundra. Admission $10, Friends of Chorale $5, Afternoon tea included. No booking arrive around 1.30pm. Phone Ann on (07) 5437 2719.
YANDINA COUNTRY MUSIC
COUNTRY Music Concerts are held at the Hall of Fame, 24 Steggalls Road, Yandina on the second Saturday (traditional country) and third Sunday (more upbeat and diverse) of every month 1-5pm. Toe tapping music with a great band, local artists and a guest artist. Walk-ups welcome. Raffle and door prizes, canteen open, free afternoon tea. Entry $8. Concession $6. Inquiries with Jim on 0437 191 004. Our Country music spans a wide area - audience members and walk-up artists come from as far as Gympie, Noosa, Coolum, Caboolture and from other clubs closer to Brisbane. We are a not-for-profit organisation and the proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the hall.
SUNSHINE COAST CONCERT BAND
COME along and dance the night away with a live 35 piece band. BYO nibbles, drinks and glasses. Invite your friends. Enjoy the great variety of music played by the Sunshine Coast Concert Band under the direction of Ken Chadwick OAM as music director. Light supper will be provided. Saturday, October 13 at 7.30pm in the Kawana Hall, Nanyima Street, Buddina behind the library. Tickets $15 are available at the door. Email Toni at sunshinecoaster49 @gmail.com or for future events go to sccb.org.au.
SUNSHINE COAST ARTS AND CRAFTS
WE ARE a locally run craft group and shop, who have been on the Main Street of Montville for over 30 years. On October 27 and 28 from 9am-4pm, we will have a Community Craft Fair in the Montville Village Hall, Main Street Montville. It will feature 100 per cent locally handmade goods from our members and other members of the community such as fabric art, handbags, pottery, jewellery, jams and spreads, knitted goods, woodwork and so much more. Delicious refreshments will be available at our member run café such as tea, coffee, drinks, handmade cakes and slices, sandwiches and more. We are proudly being supported by the Sunshine Coast Council's grants program. Our aim is to support local artisans and give them a place to showcase their beautiful work. Most importantly, entry is free. Phone Sue Fisher on (07) 5442 7810.
POPULAR ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS
FROM George Frederick Handel to Leonard Bernstein ; from Felix Mendelssohn and Anton Dvorak to George Gershwin and Aaron Copland - once again the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra presents for your enjoyment an afternoon of popular orchestral classics. The programme includes some 'watery' favourites - the storm-tossed romantic abandon of Mendelssohn's "Hebrides Overture", and the somewhat more restrained "Water Music" of Handel, written to entertain his employer, King George 1st at a royal celebration on the river Thames. Also included in this part of the programme is the "Largo" from Dvorak's "New World Symphony". Deeply romantic and nationalistic in style, this movement is expressive of Dvorak's nostalgia for his home country after having emigrated from Europe to the United States of America - far across the sea. Reminiscent of a more modern America, the second half of the programme includes the brashness of Gershwin's "Strike up the Band", Bernstein's modern take on 'Romeo and Juliet' with his "West-Side Story Suite", and Copland's inimitable knees-up "Hoe-down" from his "Rodeo" ballet suite. A more introspective touch is included with "Fanfare for the Common Man", also by Aaron Copland. Afternoon Tea available for purchase courtesy of TS Centaur Navy Cadets. Come, and allow the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra to waft you off to other worlds with an entertaining afternoon of Popular Orchestral Classics. On Sunday, October 28 from 2pm at Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple Street, Maleny. Tickets: $20 pre-booked, $25 at-the-door, children under 16 years of age free. Available from: The Maleny Tourist Information Centre. Online bookings, go to sunshinecoastsymphonyorchestra.com or phone (07) 5445 3703.
IMPERIAL HOTEL EUMUNDI
GIG guide: Sunday, October 7, from 1pm - Queensland Celtic Festival Sunday Session - in The Imperial Beer Garden and 3-5pm - Sound Crowd - Sing Out Loud, $10pp or Family Pass $25 (doors open 2.30pm); Friday, October 12, 6.30-9.30pm - Paul Clements; Saturday, October 13, 12noon - Brown Trouts and 6.30-9.30pm - Benny O; Sunday, October 14, 2 -5pm - Ryan Giles; Friday, October 19, 6.30-9.30pm - Streams; Saturday, October 20, 12noon - Brown Trouts and 6.30-9.30pm - Charlie Bob Nelson; Sunday, October 21, 2-5pm - Ryan Giles; Thursday, October 25, 7pm - Imperial Jam Night; Friday, October 26, 6.30-9.30pm - Cory Carlyon; Saturday, October 27, 12noon - Brown Trouts; Saturday, October 27, 6.30-9.30pm - Maddi Clarke; Sunday, October 28, 2-5pm - Ryan Giles.
BATS THEATRE COMPANY
KEN Ludwig's The Fox On Fairway is a very funny play about golf! Directed by Peta Beattie - on until October 6 at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, Cnr. Main and Church Sts, Buderim. Go to batstheatre.com or phone 0466 923 395 for tickets.
TALES FROM THE HEART WITH WILLIAM MCINNES
SUNSHINE Coast Libraries invite avid readers to enjoy a morning with popular Australian actor and author William McInnes at the Caloundra RSL from 10.30am on Friday, October 12. This special literary event is part of a series of Sunshine Coast Libraries author events hosted at various locations across the region. William will talk about his latest book, Fatherhood: stories about being a Dad, life as an author and his experience as an award-winning stage and screen actor. Fatherhood is warm, witty and nostalgic, with tales about family and memories of childhood.
William is considered one of Australia's best storytellers and this book guarantees both hilarious and poignant moments. His books include the bestselling memoirs A Man's Got to Have a Hobby and That'd Be Right. In 2012, his book Worse Things Happen at Sea, co-written with his late wife Sarah Watt, was named the best non-fiction title in the ABIA and Indie Awards.
William is also known for his leading roles in Blue Heelers, SeaChange, My Brother Jack, Deep Water and Rake. He has won two Logies and an AFI Award for Best Actor in the film Unfinished Sky. A selection of William's books will be available for purchase at the venue. Tickets are $20 per person and bookings are essential via council's library website. William will be joined by special guest, Channel 7 news presenter, Katie Toney. Enjoy live music by talented local artist Pepper Jane. Light refreshments will be provided at 10.30am for an 11am start.
NAMBOUR OUTDOOR MOVIES
NAMBOUR Outdoor Movies return to Quota Park in Nambour on Saturday, October 6 with an outdoor movie screening of the candyman classic flick Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Come early to get yourself a spot and set up your blankets and picnics, in preparation for the screening to start around 6.30pm(ish). Entry to the movies is by donation. The screening is a fundraiser for Thriving Families Nambour, who will have a BBQ, snacks and cold drinks for sale on the night. A big thanks to supporters DownTown Burgers, Carolans First National Real Estate, Sunshine Mitre 10, Nutrition Asylum, Sprinkles Nambour and Marty Hunt MP Member for Nicklin. For further information go to starrynights.com.au or Facebook.com/starrynightsoutdoormovies.
NOOSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
THE Noosa International Film Festival enters its third year from October 25-28 over a festival weekend in the world-renowned destination of Noosa. Film fans will be able to explore the world without leaving Eumundi on Sunday, October 28 as the Noosa International Film Festival comes to our Eumundi School of Arts Hall for a day of screenings. From noon, you can enjoy eight short Films themed around 'Stories We Tell' - a diverse mix of storytelling celebrating diversity. One of the key shorts in this category was written, directed and produced by local filmmaker, Tasha Lawton, and introduces the audience to the delights of our very own Eumundi School of Rock. For the NIFF program and tickets, go to the website niff.com.au.
SUNSHINE COAST JAZZ CLUB
WE ARE proud to host the appearance at the Caloundra Power Boat Club on Sunday, October 21 commencing at 2pm of Trombone Kellie & The Muddy Roaders. They are skilled musicians with the gift of being truly entertaining and fully engaging with their audience, with a unique blend of blues, jazz swing, rockabilly, New Orleans styles, trad jazz, gospel, western swing, soul and more - they love the music and it shows - featuring inspirational vocals and raunchy horns, provocative guitar and driving rhythm section.
Led by Kellie who enchants the audiences as she expresses both powerful and inspirational vocals along-side her sensual melodic trombone. This is enhanced by the industrious 'Scrubby Pete' on supportive rhythm guitar with some of his trademark authentic rockabilly/blues styles and vocals.
Also features Toby Baron on drums, Justin Pfeiffer double bass & vocals, Derek Siddon on Trumpet & vocals. This band is guaranteed to get you singing and swinging - all at the same time.
The Sunshine Coast Jazz club is a non profit organisation and is endeavouring to bring to the members and jazz lovers the Best of the Best. The show will be an afternoon of entertainment not to be missed. Phone Julie on 0412 789 957 or Carlyn on 0427 782 960. Tickets $22.50 - Seniors and $25- non members or email suncoastjazz2 @gmail.com.
ACMA 53rd ANNUAL FESTIVAL COUNTRY MUSIC COMPETITION
The ACMA 53rd Annual Festival hosts the 2018 Country Music Competition which is open to amateur and semi-professional artists and will be held at the Hall Of Fame, 24 Steggals Road, Yandina on Saturday, October 13 starting at 8.30am. This year promises to be bigger than ever with contestants coming from far away as Maryborough and Brisbane.
The doors open 8am and a lunch provided. The Hall of Fame is well known to locals and country music fans with plenty of off street parking. Phone Shirley Robinson on 0408 582 386.
CALOUNDRA MUSIC FESTIVAL
THE 2018 event will be held over the October long weekend set to deliver some fun and relaxed vibes for young and old. Patrons will also enjoy a culinary experience at this year's CMF, as we continue to take festival food to the next level. Festival patrons are invited to take a food journey over the four days of sun, surf & soul by visiting an array of food trucks and pop-up restaurants on offer throughout the festival site. You will be delighted with a feast for all the senses. This year comfortable, dedicated dining areas have been introduced throughout the festival, including a large undercover seating area at the Soul and Surf Stage. Footy fans will be able to watch the grand finals at the Sun Stage via a special large screen area with seating under the trees. And of course this year's line up is sure to make the event a sell-out. John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Birds of Tokyo, The Living End, The Temper Trap, Eskimo Joe, and Sneaky Sound System headline the event. The superstar line-up also includes some of Australia best-known music acts - Sheppard, Arrested Development, The Screaming Jets, Tim Finn, Thirsty Merc and CMF's perianal favourite Daryl Braithwaite. Phil Jamieson, Horrorshow, Emily Wurramura, Caiti Baker and The Soul Movers (Murray from the Wiggles new band) also join this year's festival. For information on activities and events, go to caloundramusic festival.com.