FROCK UP WITH FRIENDS FOR CALOUNDRA CUP DAY
THE SUNSHINE COAST TURNS UP THE ENTERTAINMENT METER THIS WEEK
LUSH – A SPECTACULAR JOURNEY OF MUSICAL THEATRE
Where: The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton St, Caloundra
LUSH will feature some of Queensland’s most refined voices lead by original Ten Tenor and Channel 9’s The Voice star, Nathan Kneen. LUSH exhibits the most luxurious and rich music from composers, Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats, Phantom of the Opera), Stephen Flaherty (Anastasia), Alan Menkin (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid) and Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll and Hyde, Bonnie and Clyde). Come on a spectacular musical journey with a stellar cast and supported by a symphony orchestra and mass choir. This is an event you don’t want to miss. WARNING: This performance uses smoke/haze effects. Contact the Box Office on 5491 4240.
METAL 4 MIRACLES
Where: Solbar. Ocean St, Maroochydore
Well, here it is folks; Metal 4 Miracles 2018 is upon us. Metal 4 Miracles is a charity concert raising much needed funds for the Wishlist Foundation. The gig is part of the MIX FM Give Me 5 For Kids campaign so “metal up” and help raise some much-needed funds for a worthy cause. There’s a stellar line-up including Plague The City, Absolem and Not To Regret so there’s no reason why you can’t have a Saturday night on the town now. Tickets are only $10 through Oztix.
NEAR & FAR
When: Today and tomorrow
Where: The Old Ambo Gallery. 80 Howard St, Nambour
Both Sally Chandler and Val Ross are accomplished artists having completed extensive studies in their youth and now as mature artists they’re showing the results of years of experience. This art exhibition is an exciting showcase of the pair’s travels; Sally across Australia and Val from Morocco to the Middle East. This body of work will especially appeal to those of refined taste in the visual arts. The Old Ambo Gallery is a treasure in itself and includes multiple exhibition spaces, an artist workshop area, stage and performance space and a gallery shop. For more information visit the event website or email Valarie Ross at bu[email protected]pond.net.au
AN EVENING WITH HELEN GARNER
When: Thursday, June 21
Where: The J Theatre. 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
Noosa Library Service is proud to present a special evening with one of Australia’s greatest writers and long-time festival favourite, Helen Garner, appearing in conversation with Annie Gaffney. This much-loved author will share an intimate retrospective of her writing life, spanning 50 years of work – from her Australian classic Monkey Grip, to the literary true crime book This House of Grief. To mark Helen’s 75th birthday last November, Text Publishing released two stunning hardback editions of collected works, True Stories and Stories. This event is presented in partnership with
Annie’s Books on Peregian which is providing signed copies of her works for sale at the event. Tickets are $17.
BAKSLAP KICKSTARTER LAUNCH
When: Tuesday, June 26
Where: Bluff Bar, Alexandra Headland Surf Club
Join local musician Andrea Kirwin, surf lifesaving identities and business leaders to launch the Sunshine Coast’s very own product “Bakslap”.
This revolutionary product has been designed to help reduce and prevent melanoma by allowing sunscreen application to hard to reach areas and without greasy hands.
You’ll hear from Bakslap founder Raphael Mcgowan on the moving story behind creating this product as well as special guest speakers.
SUNCORP SUPER NETBALL
When: Saturday, June 23
Where: USC Stadium. Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs
Round 8 of the world’s best netball club competition is a 2017 grand final rematch between Lightning and Giants. While Sunshine Coast dominated that contest, its Sydney-based rival took the points when the two teams met in April this year in the season opener. The on-court contest will be fierce, but the battle of wits between super coaches Noeline Taurua and Julie Fitzgerald is an intriguing subplot. The experienced campaigners will be hoping for not only victory but a raft of bonus points to stay in touch with competition front-runner, West Coast. Head to Lightning’s website for ticketing information.
SUNSHINE COAST COLLECTIVE MARKETS
When: Sunday, June 24
Where: Coolum State Primary School. Barns Lane, Coolum Beach
Sunshine Coast Collective Markets isn’t just your average market, it’s a collective of local Sunshine Coast designers, musicians, artists, foodies, creators, vintage wares and lifestyle lovers.
No mass produced or cheap imported products will be found at this once-a-month event.
Gather your friends and sample speciality coffee, street food, sweet treats and cold beverages, listen to local talented artists and grab a bargain. There’s literally something for every budget and style and there’s even a hairdresser, jumping castle and face painting for the little ones.
CALOUNDRA CUP DAY
When: Saturday, June 30
Time: Gates open 10.30am
Where: Sunshine Coast Turf Club. 170 Pierce Ave, Caloundra
Be part of the fun, colour and excitement of quality thoroughbred racing at this year’s Caloundra Cup Day which wraps up the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and promises to be a great family day out.
Many of the nation’s leading trainers, jockeys and horses will be on show with some serious prizemoney up for grabs at one of Queensland’s top race tracks.
There are plenty of activities for the children including a jumping castle and roving entertainment. Better yet, children get in free. Off the track, istyle TV Fashions on the Field takes place with great prizes including a trip for two to the 2018 Melbourne Oaks.
There are various options to enjoy the day including the general admission area, function areas or the Members Lounge* (*conditions apply).
Function tickets must be pre-booked.
Some of the contestants for Fashions on the Field at Caloundra Cup Day.
Godolphin runner Badajoz on Caloundra Cup Day.
(L to R): Steph Wood, Bec Bulley, Caitlin Bassett and Sam Poolman.