New Year’s Eve
Pelican Waters Today
Time: 6.30pm until midnight.
Where: Pelican Waters Golf Club
MEET your family and friends at Pelican Waters Golf Club to see in the new year. There will be live music, streamers and the usual countdown activities, and three large TV screens. There won’t be a huge door price or limited numbers on the night. There will be an a la carte menu offering a variety of entree, mains and desserts to cover most tastes, as well as a kids’ menu. Book a table, by phoning 5437 5000.
Time: Gates open 4pm.
Where: Mooloolaba Beach.
WELCOME 2017 with some free family activities, roving entertainment, face painting, food, stalls and fireworks. Dance to Thirsty Merc, Cheap Fakes and Hoo8Hoo live on the main stage as well as a DJ set on the beach stage. Don’t miss the fireworks displays at 8.30pm and midnight at the fully fenced, alcohol and glass-free zone.
January 2, 13 and 20 Time: 5–9pm.
Where: Bulcock Beach.
SUMMER is here, which means longer days and balmy nights. Why not make the most of the festive season and explore the Twilight Markets? Explore the family friendly market that features more than 150 stalls, including street food, gourmet sweets, artisan crafts, fashion and jewellery. There is also live music and street performers.
January 3 Time: 6.30–8.30pm.
Where: Loo With a View, Mooloolaba Beach. GRAB a blanket, towel, bean bag or beach chair and enjoy the classic summer movie, Blue Crush. This is a family friendly event sponsored by Mooloolaba Business and Tourism with Sunshine Coast Council. No alcohol or glass is permitted at the event. Search for “Beach
Movie – Blue Crush” on Facebook to keep up to date in case of unsuitable weather conditions and cancellations.
The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea
January 3–11 (Closed January 9) Time: 10am–3pm daily.
Where: Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy. IN COLLABORATION with Queensland Art Gallery: Gallery of Modern Art, Gabori sisters Elsie, Dorothy and Amanda explore the relationship the Kaiadilt people of the Gulf of Carpentaria have with the sea. The program invites children to discover the creatures that inhabit the waters around Bentinck Island through making, drawing and multimedia activities.
Mister Maker and the Shapes
January 17 Time: 11am and 1.30pm.
Where: Lake Kawana Community Centre. MISTER Maker and The Shapes is a brilliant, fun, fast-paced and interactive show. Bring the whole family to join the ultimate arts and craft hero for some arty adventures. There will be super songs and dances to join in, and of course, his fantastic sidekicks The Shapes. Buy your tickets online for $32.54 per ticket, or in person at the box office with cash for $31.90 per ticket. Children under 12 months on the knee are free.
The Listies 6D
January 19 Time: 10am.
Where: Lake Kawana Community Centre.
GET ready, because Australia’s most sought-after children’s comedians are on the road with their award-winning show 6D – It’s twice as good as 3D. It’s a sketch comedy show about the movies. Expect haunted backpacks, ninja nanas, toilet paper guns and an actual movie made at every performance on a helmet-mounted GoPro. Matt Kelly and Richard Higgins are The Listies. Visit www.thelake kawanacentre.com.au for tickets.