What's on: Sunshine Coast
LEO SAYER CONCERT
SPEND an unforgettable evening with Leo Sayer at Venue 114. Hot off the heels of his sold-out 2016, 2017 and 2018 UK tours, join Grammy-award winning, international chart-topping, British music legend Leo Sayer as he celebrates his 70th birthday year at council's Venue 114 on Saturday, February 16, at 8pm. Leo is known for his classic songs Thunder In My Heart, More Than I Can Say, Moonlighting, The Show Must Go On, One Man Band, I Can't Stop Loving You, Orchard Road and the transatlantic number one smash hits When I Need You and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing. Leo is excited to be back on tour in his adopted homeland and can't wait to celebrate his milestone birthday with audiences through high energy concerts that are jam-packed with hits from start to finish. Leo is also celebrating the UK release of his The Gold Collection, which had him appear in the UK Top 40 for the 15th time. The album will be available exclusively to Australian audiences on the Just A Boy At 70 tour.
Tickets are $83.65 pp for this all-ages, licenced, seated event and minors must be accompanied by an adult. To book, go to scvenuesandevents. com.au or phone (07) 5413 1400 (phone charges do apply). Event parking is free and public transport is available nearby. Venue 114, formerly known as Lake Kawana Community Centre, is at 114 Sportsmans Pde, Bokarina.
GIG GUIDE IMPERIAL HOTEL EUMUNDI
BREWERY - Wild Marmalade + Flaskas on Saturday, January 5, doors open at 7.30pm - (Tix $22/$30-Hotel/Oztix); BEER GARDEN - Tobias Robinson on Sunday, January 6, 13, 20, 27 from 2pm-5pm; Andrea Kirwin on Wednesday, January 9, 16, 23, 30 from noon-3pm; Maddi Clarke on Friday, January 11 from 6.30pm-9.30pm; Brown Trouts on Saturday, January 12, 19, 26 from noon-4pm; TJ Carter on Saturday, January 12 from 6.30pm-9.30pm. BUNKER - Rumbrellas + Arabesk on Saturday, January 12, doors open at 7.30pm (Tix $15/$20-Hotel/Oztix). BEER GARDEN - Streams on Friday, January 18 from 6.30pm-9.30pm; Benny O on Saturday, January 19 from 6.30pm-9.30pm, Chris Ramsay on Friday, January 25 from 6.30pm-9.30pm; Ryan Giles on Saturday, January 26 from 6.30pm-9.30pm. BUNKER - Imperial Jam Session on Thursday, January 31 from 7pm.
TWILIGHT MARKETS CALOUNDRA
THE Twilight Markets Set to Light up the Summer Season will be returning to Bulcock Beach Esplanade on Friday nights this summer, bringing a packed line-up of food, music, artisan stalls and entertainment. Located at the foreshore of the scenic Pumicestone Passage, with the Glasshouse Mountains etched in a beautiful red glow across the skyline, sunsets at the Twilight Markets Caloundra are not to be missed. The Twilight Markets will be held at the picturesque Bulcock Beach Esplanade every Friday night until January 25. Organised by the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce, the Twilight Markets include unique food and artisan stalls, roving entertainment and musicians such as the one-man band and local favourite Juzzie Smith. Info at Twilight Markets Caloundra Facebook page.
MURDER ON THE REEF
A CONFRONTING new documentary by a Chernobyl researcher shows the Great Barrier Reef is in grave danger due to poor management of the surrounding land. The film, 'Murder on the Reef', is by Gold Coast based geochemist, Allen Dobrovolsky, and film-maker, Alex Fitzwater. compares poor management of Australia's Great Barrier Reef with the Chernobyl disaster of 1986.
"Similarly, poor environmental management led to the environmental disaster in the Great Barrier Reef's port of Gladstone in 2011. Since this time the reef has suffered unprecedented back-to-back bleaching events which have killed half of the corals. This is due to the warming oceans caused by climate change. The collapse of an entire ecosystem is imminent unless action is taken.”
According to Dr Dobrovolsky, the next impending reef disaster will be on a much larger scale due to the predicted global increase in the rate of bleaching events. With 50% of the Great Barrier Reef's corals already wiped out, a further increase in ocean temperatures will have catastrophic effects. 'Murder on the Reef' has received more than 20 accolades, including the prestigious Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival's 'Best Documentary Film' and The Monthly Film Festival's 'Best Feature Film' awards. Murder On The Reef Documentary is On Thursday, January 10 at 6.30pm at The J, Noosa 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction. Tickets: $25 Adult /$20 Concession (Pensioner, Senior, Student). Book online, go to thej.com.au, visit the Box office at 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction or phone 0753296560. 10% of ticket sales are going to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.
BATS THEATRE COMPANY INC
With original songs, colourful costumes and plenty of dancing, The Princess and the Goblin is the perfect school holiday entertainment for kids and adults alike.
Performances at 10am and 2pm on January 12, 13, 19, and 20 at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, Corner Church and Main streets, Buderim. Tickets on sale now! Bookings: go to batstheatre.com or phone 0466 923 365. All ticket prices $15 each.
BRIAN CADD AND RUSSELL MORRIS
AUSTRALIAN music icons Brian Cadd and Russell Morris have been friends for over 40 years and have been touring together from time to time over the past decades and are back after a seven-year break to perform a limited number of shows.
They are playing a show at The Tewantin Noosa RSL, Sunshine Coast on Thursday, January 31. Tickets are on sale now and they are $40 for members and $45 for non members of this Club. Local solo support act, Shane Kells will open this show/date and warm up the crowd from 7pm. Doors open for this 18+ show at 6.30pm and Brian Cadd And Russell Morris will hit the stage at around 8.20pm. For tickets, phone the club on 07 5447 1766 or visit 1 Memorial Ave, Tewantin.
THE SUNSHINE COAST JAZZ CLUB
WE WELCOME Galapagos Duck on Sunday, January 20, at Caloundra Power Boat Club at 2pm. Galapagos Duck began in the late '60s while the members were engaged in a winter season at the NSW skiing resort The Kosciusko Chalet, Charlottes Pass. After returning to Sydney the band continued to work and became well known in the Australian Jazz and music scene during the '70s when it was the house band at the emerging Jazz night club, The Basement, near Circular Quay. Phone
Julie on 0412 789 957 or Meredith on 0427 782 960. Members $20 Seniors $22.50 and non members $25.
Maroochydore Library Artspace
LANDSCAPES from the hinterland to the western plains are now on display in local artist Marvene Ash's latest exhibition, Between Two Landscapes, at the Maroochydore Library Artspace.
The exhibition features 20 works by the Sunshine Coast artist. Marvene also exhibited at Caloundra Regional Gallery earlier this year as a part of Kathleen McArthur: Wild/flower Women II: Art, Environment and Activism and was awarded the Best Watercolour in the 2017 Local Artists Local Content Art Prize. The exhibition is open until Friday, January 25 during Maroochydore Library opening hours. A closing event for the exhibition will be held on Friday, January 18 from 1pm-3pm. Visit the gallery website to book your place. Each artwork on display is available for purchase. The Maroochydore Library Artspace is an initiative of Caloundra Regional Gallery to provide local artists with an opportunity to display and sell their works to new audiences. It has seen many local artists exhibit their work since opening in 2017, including Jan Strudwick, Tory Richards, Anna Christie and Lyndon Davis. Maroochydore Library is located at 44 Sixth Avenue, Cotton Tree. For more information, go to gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Explorations - Discovering new landscapes
GYMPIE region artist Nicole Harper invites you to discover your own landscape in a new exhibition opening at Pomona Railway Gallery in the Carriage Room on Saturday, January 5.
Titled 'Explorations', the new body of work focuses on interpreting the places we find ourselves everyday. The aim of the artist is not to provide an accurate portrayal of the locations we visit but rather to invoke the feelings and responses you had while there.
'Explorations' opens at 10.30am on Saturday, January 6 at Pomona Railway Gallery and will be on display until February 6.vinfo & updates: pomonagallery.com or Facebook and Instagram @pomonarailwaystationgallery.
Pomona Railway Station Gallery, 10 Station Street Pomona.
Caloundra Regional Gallery and Sunshine Coast Libraries present the next exhibition for the Maroochydore Library Artspace. Local artist Marvene Ash explores the hinterland of Maleny and wide plains of Goondiwindi, exposing the beauty of both regions.17 December 2018 - 25 January 2019 .
Show: Between Two Landscapes showing at Artspace, Maroochydore Library.