What's On: Sunshine Coast
THE annual Multicultural Music & Dance Festival is on September 21 at Cotton Tree park at Maroochydore, from 10am-9pm. Immerse your senses in the vibrant and dynamic myriad of international styles, colours and flavours. It's a free family-friendly event with music and dance, international food stalls, international performers, a kids zone, busking around the park, art makers tent and workshops zone.
Go to festuri.org.au.
HOME SHOW AND CARAVAN CAMPING AND BOATING EXPO
SPEND a long weekend wandering around at the Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan Camping and Boating Expo. It's the region's largest and most successful event of its kind. Over 180 local and regional companies will be exhibiting a massive range of displays with products and services for our homes and lifestyles. On September 27-30 and open Friday 8.30am-4pm, Saturday 8.30am-4pm and Sunday 8.30am-4pm at the Sunshine Coast Stadium, ticket costs are adults $12, seniors $10 and children under 16 free.
Go to sunshinecoast expo.com.au.
SUNSHINE COAST FESTIVAL OF BRASS
HEAR hear brass bands from all over south-east and central Queensland perform a 30-minute entertainment program. In a full day of music you will hear a range of music from classical, pop, swing, rock, and anything else you can think of. It's on at the Caloundra Function Centre in West Terrace, Caloundra on September 22, from 9am-4.30pm. Tickets $10 and purchased at the door.
BOOKS TO BROADWAY
It's a musical revue which incorporates the best bits of a multitude of musicals, such as Annie, Matilda, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and many more. All the musicals featured in the show were first published as books and then later adapted into the smash-hit musicals we know today. This is a toe-tapping extravaganza and a must-see for all musical theatre goers. There are two shows on at The J Noosa on September 7, 1.30pm and 6pm. For tickets are adult $38.50, concession $33.50.
To book go to thej.com.au.
JOHN WILLIAMSON'S BUTCHERBIRD TOUR
THE man of iconic Australian songs is on at the Caloundra Events Centre on September 5 and celebrating the release of his 52nd album Butcherbird. Williamson will share his latest original compositions complemented by songs from his massive back catalogue of constantly requested favourites from an amazing 48-year career. Mallee Boy, True Blue, Fair Dinkum, or whatever you call him, there is no other performer who stirs the Aussie spirit as he does. From his roots as a man of the land, he makes people feel proud to be Australian and rightly deserves to be seen as a living legend; an Australian icon. His audiences now regularly span four generations. Tickets can be purchased online.
Go to theeventscentre.com.au./product/john-williamsonthe-butcherbird-tour.
JAZZ 'N BLUES ON SUNDAY
WHILE away a Sunday afternoon with the Jazz and Blues Collective at the Old Soul Bar in Maroochydore on September 8 where you can enjoy the sounds of Russell Bayne and the All Stars. They are highly skilled musicians who are individually recognised as being some of the best performers in the country. The members of the band are: Russell Bayne - Guitar & Vocals, Mike Hawthorne - Trombone/vocalist, Peter Uppman Sax & Vocals, Jo Hawthorne - Keyboard and Pat Robbins who has decades of professional experience as a drummer, vocalist, recording artist and teacher. This band is highly versatile and always fun, and is one of those rare groups, who are equally skilled performing dixie, swing, modern jazz, latin, rock, pop and country. The band's focus is always on entertainment, with superb musicianship and humour. The doors open at 1pm and the music is from 2-4pm. Tickets are adults $24, seniors $21. Bookings at ticketebo.com.au/ jazz-blues-collective.
Phone 0417 633 734. The next event is on October 13.
THE Caloundra Arts Centre is staging its free Fine Arts Experience event between September 30 and October 1. On display will be watercolour, acrylic, oil, pastel arts and mixed media by the centre's members. It will open 8am-6pm each day.
For more information, phone Lyn WIlliamson on 0409 794 043 or Mr J Jones on 0413 085 838.
GOOD GUT HEALTH
FIND out how to use food as medicine. Journey into the world of microbes and how they affect your health and life. Join Naturopath and Nutritionist Gerry de Jong for tips on improving your digestive system. Learn how chemicals in food and the environment could be affecting your gut health, get information on ways to deal with inflammation and unstable blood sugar levels and discover the roles of good and bad bacteria in the gut and find out how to achieve a healthy balance. On at Nambour Library on September 4, Kawana Library on the 12th and Maroochydore Library on the 14th, at 10am.
Entry s free, but registration is required, library.sunshine coast.qld.gov.au/Whats-On/Lifelong-Learning/Good-Gut-Health.
NOOSA BEACH CLASSIC CAR SHOW
THE annual Classic Car Show is on October 6 and held in the heart of Noosa Heads from 8.30am. The event is open to many makes and models, featuring American models along with European classics and sports cars, classic competition cars and Aussie family favourites. Wander through more than 300 cars on display. You can even enter your own classic car. Parking is available at the J at 60 Noosa Drive with a shuttle bus between The J and Hastings Street throughout the day for a gold coin donation.
Entry is $10. Go to noosacarclub.com.au.
WATOTO CHILDREN'S CHOIR
ON at Venue 114 on September 24 at 7pm, the young, uplifting voices of Watoto Children's Choir will perform songs from their new album We Will Go. Dr Shari Hall will be the MC and will perform with the children. Joining them will be local artist Victoria Fitzspatrick, painting and completing a painting of a Ugandan child during the performance to be auctioned to raise funds for the Watoto children. The show presents the story of abandoned African children and vulnerable women, who've been empowered to rise above their circumstances, and answer the call to be part of the new Africa - ready to make a difference in the world. Like Africa, the production is vibrant and colorful, taking you on an emotional journey from utter despair to joyous celebration, as the children and women share their personal stories of triumph in story and song.
Go to venue114.com.au/events/watoto-childrens-choir-and-dr-shari-hall.