We love to get out and about on the Sun­shine Coast. Check out the list­ings be­low for events hap­pen­ing near you



To­day Time: Where: 1-3pm

Old Am­bu­lance Sta­tion, 80 Howard St, Nam­bour. Join the gor­geous pinup mum­mas of Sun­shine Coast Pinup School and learn how to perfect the iconic vic­tory rolls.

Start­ing with the right tools, you’ll re­ceive a per­son­alised pinup es­sen­tials kit in­clud­ing bobby pins, teas­ing brush, snood, hair flower, eye­liner, lip liner and lip­stick.

Use your kit to learn the many ways to cre­ate retro rolls, how to cre­ate dif­fer­ent looks and which hair­style is best suited for your face shape and hair type. Top it off with perfect winged eye­liner and a bold red lip us­ing Sun­shine Coast Pinup School’s tips and tricks for ba­sic pinup make-up.


To­day and to­mor­row Time:

Where: 4pm Satur­day and Sunday

The Sun­shine Cas­tle, 292-296 David Low Way, Bli Bli. The Un­der­ground Opera Com­pany is praised for its ex­tra­or­di­nary per­for­mances in breath­tak­ing spa­ces… and the Sun­shine Cas­tle pro­vides a spec­tac­u­lar stage.

To cel­e­brate UOC’s 10th an­niver­sary, the ex­cep­tional cast of world-class per­form­ers is trav­el­ling to unique lo­ca­tions across Aus­tralia, in­clud­ing aban­doned mines, tun­nels, caves, cas­tles, aero­plane hangars, power sta­tions and is­lands to de­liver show-stop­ping con­certs of mu­si­cal the­atre.

Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.au and from Sun­shine Cas­tle on 5448 4477.


To­day and to­mor­row Time:

Where: 9.30-4.30pm

Mill­well Road Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 11 Mill­well Rd, Ma­roochy­dore.

Im­merse your­self in a com­mu­nity of heal­ers, teach­ers and change mak­ers who share a pas­sion for sup­port­ing and ed­u­cat­ing oth­ers on how we have the power to heal not only our­selves but also the planet.

There will be a great line-up of prac­ti­tion­ers, speak­ers and work­shops fo­cus­ing on teach­ing the com­mu­nity how hu­mans can take con­trol of their phys­i­cal, men­tal, emo­tional and spir­i­tual health.

Be as­sured the lit­tle ones will be kept busy at the kid zone while par­ents and adults re­dis­cover the ways to self-heal­ing.

Tickets avail­able at the door.


August 5 Time:

Regis­tra­tion 8.30-9.30am. 9.45am Long Course and Sprint Com­pul­sory Race Brief­ing. 10.05am Sprint Race Start. Pre­sen­ta­tions start at 1pm ap­prox­i­mately

Where: The Spit, Mooloolaba.

Are you up for the Frog Chal­lenge? This unique en­durance race con­sists of multiple run­ning and swimming legs over dis­tances from 20km to 45km on a di­verse range of courses and sur­faces. It’s sure to chal­lenge the most sea­soned com­peti­tor which is why the event is made for teams of two.

So grab a friend and reg­is­ter at www.frogchal­lenge.com/reg­is­ter-mooloolaba.html.


August 12-13

Time: Var­i­ous times de­pend­ing on con­di­tions on the day. Call the event hot­line (07) 3030 6388 from 6.30am each morn­ing of the event to find out times.

Where: This is a mo­bile event with the lo­ca­tion de­ter­mined by the con­di­tions on the day. Call the event hot­line (07) 3030 6388 from 6.30am each morn­ing of the event to find out the ex­act lo­ca­tion and start time.

Does your child un­der 18 dream of be­com­ing a pro­fes­sional surfer?

Fol­low in the foot­steps of high-pro­file surfers like Mick Fan­ning, Joel Parkin­son and Bede Dur­bidge who have com­peted in the Queens­land State Ju­nior Surf­ing Ti­tles. The series is the ex­clu­sive qual­i­fi­ca­tion path­way for the state’s elite ju­nior com­peti­tors aim­ing for se­lec­tion in Queens­land’s State Ju­nior Surf­ing Team.

Pre­sented by World Sur­faris, this is the first event of the series with four di­vi­sions – Un­der 18 Girls Short­board, Un­der 18 Boys Short­board, Un­der 16 Girls Short­board and Un­der 18 Boys Short­board. En­tries close August 10 at 4pm. Visit www.surfin­gaus­tralia.com/states/qld for de­tails and to reg­is­ter.


August 17-Oc­to­ber 8

Time: Tues­day to Fri­day 10am-4pm, Satur­day and Sunday 10am-2pm. Closed Mon­days

Where: Caloun­dra Re­gional Gallery, 22 Om­rah Ave, Caloun­dra.

One of the na­tion’s most dy­namic and pres­ti­gious vis­ual arts awards will be show­cased in a stun­ning ex­hi­bi­tion at the Caloun­dra Re­gional Gallery.

The Sun­shine Coast Art Prize will be home to art­works by 40 fi­nal­ists from across the coun­try for more than seven weeks.

This is an out­stand­ing ex­hi­bi­tion not to be missed, so make sure you drop in to ad­mire the di­verse range of work which truly re­flects con­tem­po­rary vis­ual arts prac­tice in Aus­tralia.


August 18-20

Time: Var­i­ous times. Visit www.face­book.com/RetroRock­sGlam­bour for timetable

Where: Town Square and Nam­bour CBD

Retro Rocks Nam­bour and PCYC Sun­shine Coast have com­bined to cre­ate a retro-in­spired weekend-long fes­ti­val in the heart of Nam­bour.

Nam­bour RetroFest be­gins with a Twi­light Car Cruise from 6pm on Fri­day, August 18. There will be loads of en­ter­tain­ment through­out the weekend in­clud­ing a Retro Show and Shine, live rock­a­billy bands, danc­ing, fash­ion, pinup com­pe­ti­tions, the Great Nam­bour Flamingo Hunt and loads more en­ter­tain­ment and per­for­mances. Frock up and rock up to check out The Big Car Show on Sunday from 9am-2pm fea­tur­ing some show-stop­ping vin­tage wheels.

Event sub­mis­sions in­cluded at dis­cre­tion of the Life&Style Weekend ed­i­to­rial team.

◗ Miss Fifi La Rouge and Miss Hg Mer­cury of Sun­shine Coast Pinup School. PHOTO: WORTH PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

◗ The 2016 Sun­shine Coast Art Prize win­ner Michael Cook. PHOTO: ERLE LEVEY

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