What's On: Sunshine Coast
THE 17-member Jindalee Jazz Orchestra are playing the Caloundra Power Boat Club on Sunday November 17. The group plays a wide range of music from traditional Big Band classics to funk/rock, Latin American and modern big band repertoire, It's instruments include a mix of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm. This band is guaranteed to get you singing and swinging - all at the same time. Tickets are $20 Jazz Club members, $22.50 for seniors and $25 non-members.
To tickets go to sunshinecoastjazzclub.net.au/bookings or phone Richard on 0427 782 960 or Julie 0412 789 957.
ARETHA AND ANGIE
IMMERSE yourself in the heart and soul of the iconic Aretha Franklin as Australia's own Soul Mama Angie Narayan presents an unmissable and unique show combining storytelling, song and soul at the J Noosa on Novmeber 15. RESPECT is the ultimate tribute to the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Showcasing her greatest hits over the last 50 years, it's a masterful piece of storytelling; journeying through the diva's life from her siblings' perspective, exploring relationships, the church and the music industry. Joining Angie on stage are accomplished vocalists Sean Ikin, Shelley Davies and Ellen Reed, of The Voice, with an energetic band. In a mind, body and soul experience, Angie digs deep into her own deeply personal connection to Aretha as we journey through her life of love, tragedy and triumph.
Go to thej.com.au/respect.
MARY RIVER FESTIVAL
BRINGING the community together to celebrate the wealth and abundance that the river brings to the region, the Mary River Festival on November 9, from 11.30am to 7.30pm at Kandanga Community Reserve. It has a massive program; including drama, music, art, fun, education, environmental discussions and displays. Come and learn Zumba, drumming, photography, weaving and juggling. Kids will also have heaps of fun with face painting, a circus, parades and games throughout the festival. There is also plenty of live music on the main stage which will keep you entertained throughout the day.
Info: phone 0411 443 589.
SING ALONG WITH MARK VINCENT AND TOMMY FLEMING
AUSTRALIA'S beloved tenor Mark Vincent and the Voice of Ireland, and Tommy Fleming will share the stage at The Events Centre Caloundra on November 7 at 8pm. As two of the most talented and popular singers of their time, these great friends will perform a smorgasbord of favourites both together and individually, backed by some of Australia's best musicians. Guests will hear powerful and unique arrangements of songs ranging from classical crossover to contemporary classics such as Nessun Dorma, Danny Boy, You Raise Me Up and Halleluja.
PEOPLE, PLATES & PLACES
COOK Sean Heyward has crafted another unique menu for our Restaurant Without Walls on November 16 at Falls Farm, Mapleton. Hear from guest farmer Scott Robinson who will talk about food forests and how growing your own food provides a healthy, nutritious diet and can save you money. We show fresh ingredients while honouring our farmers for their trustworthy produce and share their belief in sustainable practices. All our meals are prepared in the paddock and served at our long table with carefully selected quality wines for each of the five courses. For this special Eating Out experience we are creating a menu of fresh produce to complement thoughtfully chosen meats. We happily cater for those with vegetarian, vegan or other dietary preferences.
WORLD ON A STRING
IT'S the ultimate Bublé experience, plus a touch of Christmas at The J Noosa on November 22. It's a spectacular show celebrating the songs and story of Michael Bublé. International front man and comedian Rhydian Lewis, leads his amazing big band The Residuals, to bring you one of the finest tributes to this musical sensation and genre. The show includes a stellar line up of Bublé's biggest hits including, The Way You Look Tonight, Home, Everything, Save The Last Dance For Me and Cry Me A River.
LUNCH WITH MERV HUGHES AND GREG CHAPPELL
THE November 14 Locker Room Lunch at The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast in Mountain Creek is with sporting legends Merv Hughes and Greg Chappell. The three-course long lunch starts at 12.30pm.
CREATE BEESWAX CLOTH WRAPS
GET environmentally better equipped when you join Loren from the Crafting Circle to make your own beeswax cloth wraps. Beeswax wraps are a great alternative to cling film, they are reusable and can be used again and again. You can wrap sandwiches, vegies, bread and leftovers. Cost is $20 and includes workshop and three wraps to take home. Material will be supplied. Numbers are limited for one-hour session on November 14 at Noosa Regional Gallery.
To book, go eventbright https://bit.ly/2oHmbRq.
SUNSHINE WRITERS RETREAT
CALLING all aspiring, emerging and established authors and illustrators for three days, from November 14-17, at Montville Country Cabins where you'll learn from some of Australia's foremost authors, illustrators and publishing industry professionals. Residential and day visitor packages are available. The retreat program provides a perfect balance for learning and creating and has been specially developed to provide a "holistic" approach to assist you in developing various writing skills over the three days. On the Friday, we have four industry professionals on-site to conduct manuscript assessments with you. There will be networking dinners, yoga/meditation sessions, a pop-up bookstore, entertaining book launches, a fun trivia quiz, a second-hand book swap, plus our super popular Story Circle sessions will return where you can read your work out to gain crucial, constructive feedback from Aleesah Darlison and other retreat attendees.
A NIGHT AT THE PROMS
JOIN the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra once again for an evening of spectacular and exciting music - traditional, classical and fun on November 30 at Venue 114 from 7pm to 9pm. Mezzo Soprano Sarah Sullivan will perform the celebrated Habanera by Bizet and the beautiful Mon Cœur S'ouvre à Ta Voix (Softly Awakes My Heart) from Samson and Delilah by Saint-Saëns. Sing along with a medley of old favourites such as Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, Auld Lang Syne, Waltzing Matilda and Elgarian Pomp and Circumstance. Bring your flags, streamers and whistles, let your hair down and recall the traditions of the "old country". The program, based on the famous British Proms concerts at the Albert Hall in London but with an Australian flavour, will also include works by Verdi, Shostakovich, Strauss, Parry and Henry Wood.
WOODFORD TICKETS ON SALE
THE theme Imagining a Beautiful Future encourages organisers, artists and patrons alike to explore the ways in which we might counteract some of the negative rhetoric surrounding the future of the world. Woodfordia will host modern-day troubadours Kasey Chambers, playing the festival for the first time; Emma Louise playing from her Lilac Everything album; Amanda Palmer on her ground-breaking, There Will Be No Intermission tour; Lior playing his full Autumn Flow album with band and strings; and Horrorshow and The Herd heading up a 21st birthday bash for the Elefant Traks label. While about 65 per cent of the program is new-to-the-festival artists and presenters, returnees will include Kate Miller-Heidke, Harry Manx, Electric Fields and Archie Roach in his first shows with Paul Grabrowsky for his Tell Me Why memoir and accompanying album. The festival is on December 26-January 1.
THIS year's festival tickets are on sale at woodfordfolkfestival.com/tickets.