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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 big­pineap­ for de­tails.


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 face­­cu­lentsinthe­s­prings for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.


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]­ 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.


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 visit­lings.

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.


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.

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