RUFUS THE FULL BLOOM TOUR
Today Time: 5.30–10.30pm Where: The Big Pineapple, 76 Nambour Connection Rd, Woombye.
The line-up of tunes about to hit the Big Pineapple tonight is blooming. Rufus is dropping into the Sunshine Coast with The Full Bloom Tour and lead vocalist Tyron Lindgyist says the band is excited to be back on the Coast after headlining at last year’s Big Pineapple Festival in May.
Hot on the heels of their five ARIA 2016 nominations and having toured several times around the globe, the Sydney based trio embraced Berlin’s chilly winter safe-haven of European electro-beats to work on fresh material. Being so far from friends and loved ones emerged a new, emotional sound. Just take their debut, You Were Right, for example. With Lindgyist’s raw honesty singing, “Under the water, I’m sinking further down. Floating I’m nothing, I’m nothing. Arms are wide open, I’m calling out your name.”
Combined with a dreamy less-is-more attitude from drummer James Hunt and beautiful simplicity from keyboardist, Jon George, The Full Bloom Tour is a show not to be missed.
This will be the last chance for Australian audiences to see the band live before they take time off the touring circuit to start work on their next album in LA.
With the Sunshine Coast show selling out fast, 500 more tickets have been added so get in quick if you want to catch the chilled dance vibes that is Rufus. Visit bigpineapple.com.au/event for details.
SUCCULENTS IN THE SPRINGS SUCCULENT PROPAGATION WORKSHOP
Tomorrow Time: 9–10.15am Where: Dulcie Joe Co, 3/216 David Low Way, Peregian Beach.
Come along learn about propagation and creating new life with succulents. These workshops will teach you how to propagate from a nice choice of healthy succulents. You’ll then have this useful knowledge to take home and benefit from to use for years and years to come. Your propagation kit is made to put directly in your garden at home or on your desk or kitchen bench. Visit facebook.com/succulentsinthesprings for further information.
YOGA ON THE DECK
January 28, February 11 and 25. Time: 7.15–11am Where: Spicers Clovelly Estate, 38-68 Balmoral Rd, Montville.
Need a relaxing break after the festive season? Join Varsha Yoga for some yoga on the deck at Spicers Clovelly Estate looking over the pristine lake and surrounded by the serenity of nature. This is a fun and suitable class for all fitness levels. After the class, enjoy the space, meditate or listen to the birds and the trees. After that a delicious breakfast awaits prepared at the estate. Feel free to bring your swimmers and take a dip in the pool. You are welcome to lounge poolside or explore the property until 11am. Bookings are essential. Contact Erin on 0432 214 642 or email [email protected]shayoga.com.au. It’s $50 a session including breakfast.
February 4 Time: 7.30pm Where: The J Noosa, Noosa Junction.
Flickerfest returns to the The J, Noosa with the Best Of Australian Shorts, curated from the six Flickerfest Australian programs. This is a one-off chance to see these amazing short films before they continue their journey around the world; expect to experience the best in short filmmaking Australia has on offer. Adult tickets are $18 and concession price is $15.
CLEAN UP FOR HATCHLINGS
February 11 Time: 6.15–9am Where: La Balsa Park, Point Cartwight.
The countdown is on for little turtle hatchlings to leave their nests to begin their ocean journey. You can help by joining in the effort to clear our beaches of rubbish and debris to give the little hatchlings the best chance of survival.
Clean up starts at 6.15am followed by a free BBQ brekky and prizes at La Balsa Park from 8am.
To register and select your beach clean-up site visit http://bit.ly/ForHatchlings.
Everyone who registers goes in the draw for some awesome prizes donated by Sea Life Mooloolaba and Reef Check Australia including a seal swim, a shark-dive adventure and the chance to release a rehabilitated turtle with Sea Life Sunshine Coast and a double dive of the ex-HMAS Brisbane wreck with Scuba World.
ROCK POOL SAFARI
February 23 Time: 11.30am–1pm Where: La Balsa Park, Point Cartwright, Harbour Pde, Buddina.
Go on an adventure to find living ocean treasures with Wild Blue Guides. Learn about the adaptations that help animals survive on the rocky shore. This session is aimed at explorers aged 6 through to 12 and a minimum of five participants are needed for the tour to run. It’s $20 per child (parental supervision required.) Meet at La Balsa Park at 10.45am and briefing starts at 11am. This tour is tide and weather-dependent so if the weather is not in our favour, you are welcome to re-book on another day.
Rufus will perform at The Big Pineapple tonight, 5.30-10.30pm.