NOOSA ALIVE: The Umbilical Brothers.
NOOSA ALIVE: The Umbilical Brothers. Christian Hagward

What's On: Sunshine Coast

ROBERTSON BROTHERS - 60S VARIETY SHOW

RELIVE the good old days with The Robertson Brothers 60s Variety Show' featuring direct from the hit musical Jersey Boys, Simon Brook McLachlan. An amazing interactive live Variety Television style show, featuring hits from The Everly Brothers, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Bee Gees and The Hollies. Take a trip down memory lane with hit after hit that will have you singing, dancing, laughing and crying! With half a million record sales, 22 MO and ACE Awards, along with two ARIA and Golden Guitar nominations, The Robertson Brothers are unquestionably Australia's leading vocal duo. One night only - June 8.

For tickets, go to theeventscentre.com.au/product/robertson-brothers-60s-variety-show.

SUNSHINE COAST AGRICULTURAL SHOW

THE 114th Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show is on June 14-16 at the Nambour Showgrounds. There is an exciting new program of entertainment, education and extravaganza with new attractions and events for the whole family to enjoy. It is expected there will fireworks, bigger and better than before. There will be more live music performances and busking, so you can shake it or toe tap for three fun days.

Go to sunshinecoast show.asn.au.

PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ

DIG out your sequins and slip into your dancing shoes on June 20 at the Events Centre in Caloundra. It's time to head back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Back by popular demand, Puttin' On the Ritz is returning to Australia this June. Come and enjoy the all-singing, all-dancing celebration of some of the most iconic music of all time. Delivering all the razzamatazz and style, this wonderful extravaganza celebrates the most famous songs which hark back to the glory days.

The soundtrack includes timeless classics by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter including Cheek to Cheek, Alexander's Rag Time Band and of course Puttin' On the Ritz. In glittering costumes, the stellar cast of energetic dancers and multi-talented vocalists will give you a glamorous night out and a show you'll never forget.

Go to theeventscentre.com.au/product/puttin-on-the-ritz.

QUEENSLAND GARDEN EXPO

IT WILL be the biggest and best three-day celebration of gardening when the expo celebrates its 35th anniversary. Held at Nambour Showgrounds on July 12-14, the expo attracts over 40,000 green thumbs and novice gardeners from across Queensland and interstate. There will be an extensive lecture and demonstration program, landscape display gardens, over 360 exhibits including 55 nurseries, a giant kitchen garden feature and a cooking stage are just a few of the things visitors can enjoy at the Expo.

Famous gardeners will bring their knowledge and joy of gardening to the anniversary weekend. Great food, entertainment and a range of free children's activities all combine to make Queensland Garden Expo a great day out for all the family. The expo is open 8am-5pm Friday and Saturday and 8am-4pm on Sunday.

For tickets and details, go to qldgardenexpo.com.au.

CAMERATA - QUEENSLAND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

CAMERATA - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra is delighted to be performing on June 21 at the Events Centre, Caloundra. Known for its adventurous programming Camerata will present a program designed to provide audiences with an enjoyable night out for the whole family. Performing without a conductor the program will be a mix of great classics as well as new Australian music. With a reputation for passionate, exciting performances this will be a concert not to be missed.

For tickets, go to theeventscentre.com.au /product/camerata-qlds- chamber-orchestra.

NOOSA ALIVE!

AUSTRALIA'S leading regional arts and culture festival's full 2019 program is on July 19-28. The full 2019 program is available now and includes four productions that represent an eclectic mix of Australian and international performing arts. Some of the highlights include Queensland Ballet for two special performances produced specifically for the festival; Michaela Burger, the award-winning cabaret star telling her riveting true story, A Migrant's Son, and appearing for the first time in Queensland before she tours London; Noosa's own amazing community choir, Noosa Chorale; and the Umbilical Brothers who will bring their multi award-winning show SPEEDMOUSE to the J Theatre for one night only.

Go to noosaalive.com.au.

 

NAMBOUR JAZZ: Jazz vocalist Emma Pask.
NAMBOUR JAZZ: Jazz vocalist Emma Pask. Kurt Sneddon

NAMBOUR WINTER JAZZ FEST

JAZZ vocalist Emma Pask will be the headline act and performing at The Supper Club in Nambour on July 20. Pask's talent has been recognised one of Australia's most respect jazz musicians, James Morrison. She first sang with his band when she was only 16 and now finds herself celebrating a 20 year career anniversary of touring all around Australia and overseas, wowing audiences with her sensational sound. The international performer has had many musical highlights her 20-year career. By request, in 2006, Pask performed the Bridal Waltz for Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's wedding. She is a "Mo' award winner for Jazz Vocalist of the year and has performed for VIP audiences including the late Diana Princess of Wales and Princess Mary of Denmark. Pask's voice and style are unique, and individually her own, her performances are reminiscent of the classic era of jazz, when swing was top of the charts. Doors open at 6pm with the show starting at 8pm. Tickets: $78 includes a two-course meal, and can be booked through nambourwinterjazzfest.net.au .

For more details phone 0403 52 97.

 

PHOTO EXHIBITION: The photo book by Joe Surace,  Hope and Peace from Within, will be on sale at to Bloomhill Cancer Care's exhibition at Nambour during June.
PHOTO EXHIBITION: The photo book by Joe Surace, Hope and Peace from Within, will be on sale at to Bloomhill Cancer Care's exhibition at Nambour during June.

BLOOMHILL FOREST MARKETS

THE newly started Bloomhill Markets are on the first Saturday of each month in the grounds of the Bloomhill Cancer Care in Ballinger Rd, Buderim. Fresh, spray-free produce, delicatessen and gourmet goods, quality arts, crafts, jewellery and gifts, hot food, coffee and more will be at the Forest Market. Entertainment and fun for the kids is also on the agenda and applications for stallholders are still being warmly received. There are plans to have a shuttle bus running a loop from the centre to the main street of Buderim and back again to alleviate parking issues. All proceeds from the stallholder fees will be donated to the wellness centre.

Email forest market@bloomhill.com.au or phone Mariannje Morice on 0409 611 675 or go to facebook.com/sunshinecoastforestmarket.

ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR

CALOUNDRA hosts its annual Arts and Craft Fair on June 8-9. A wonderful array of quality handcrafted goods made by Caloundra Arts Centre Association members will be on sale. It's a great opportunity pick up some authentic hand-made Australian products for family and friends. There will be pottery, woodwork, original art and pastels, handmade lace, quilting, embroidery, jewellery and silk painting, local produce, pre-loved books, cakes, plants and food. The fair is on from 9am-4pm Saturday and 9am-3pm Sunday at 5 North St, Caloundra.

Go to caloundraarts andcrafts.org.au.

DR SUESS'S THE CAT IN THE HAT

DON'T think for a moment this play is just for the grandkids - grandparents will love it as well. Two bored kids. It was 1957, raining and and one crazy cat was wearing a red-striped hat. Theodor Seuss Geisel used this formula and only 200 words to write his second children's book as Dr. Seuss. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a much-loved children's phenomenon. The play was adapted for the stage in 2009 by the National Theatre of Britain. The Cat in The Hat interrupts this rainy afternoon with his unexpected visit to Sally and her brother's cosy home. Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish is astounded and concerned, but this cat will not be deterred. He will teach us all to make our own fun with nothing but a little imagination. "It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how." Along with Thing One and Thing Two, the cat will fill the theatre with mischievous humour and madcap style. Spoiler alert: things run amuck, and quickly! The Cat in The Hat is on at The Events Centre Caloundra on July 6. The age recomendation is 3-12 and adults.

For more details, go to theeventscentre.com.au/product/dr-seusss-the-cat-in-the-hat or phone 07 5491 4240.

HINTERLAND CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

JOIN in at The Imperial Hotel at Eumundi June 30 from 12pm to 8pm when the Sunshine Coast hinterland's top craft beer teams will showcase brews they have crafted. It will be an afternoon of sensational brews, quality food trucks, live music and grooves, and exhibitions by local artists. Breweries at this boutique event include Brouhaha Brewery, Stalwart Brewing Australia, Eumundi Brewery, Macleod Brewing Company, Sunshine Brewery, Sunshine Coast Brewery, Imperial Hotel Eumundi and Copperhead Brewery Cooroy. If you love making beer, learning about beer, talking beer and tasting beer, this is your kind of afternoon.

For more details, go to facebook.com/hinterlandcraftbeerfestival.

 

IRISH SOUNDS: EVERY Thursday night Flanagan's Noosa Reef Hotel hosts Noosa Irish Night with some live music by Dubliner Alan Kelly and his band.
IRISH SOUNDS: EVERY Thursday night Flanagan's Noosa Reef Hotel hosts Noosa Irish Night with some live music by Dubliner Alan Kelly and his band.

NOOSA IRISH NIGHT

EVERY Thursday night from 7pm Flanagan's Noosa Reef Hotel hosts the free Noosa Irish Night with some world class live music provided by Dubliner Alan Kelly and his band. The band plays a refreshing and lively set of Irish modern songs, traditional tunes, covers, and breathtaking funky originals. Vocalist and guitarist Alan Kelly is Dublin born and sings traditional and original songs. Steve Cook is a legendary Australian folk multi-instrumentalist and plays mandolin, banjo, fiddle and electric guitar. Erin Sulman is one of the coasts most gifted drummers, and percussionists and a keen singer also. Their song choice is rich and diverse and includes U2, the Frames, Thin Lizzy, Christy Moore, Luka Bloom, The Pogues, the Dubliners, and many more Australian and international classics. Other bands covered include Red Gum, Mumford and sons, The Bee Gees, Paul Kelly, the Cure, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, this band love adapting to whatever audience is in front of them. Flanagan's is family friendly and provides meal special on the Irish night.

SIX SHOTS OF COMEDY AT BATS

IT'S going to be a smorgasbord of humour when the BATS Theatre Company puts on six hilarious plays ranging in length from 10 to 30 minutes. The large ensemble of talented local actors will deliver comedy from three award winning local playwrights - Rob Attenborough, Catherine Steer and Bruce Olive, as well as stand up comedy by comedian extraordinaire. There will be Food on the Table written and directed by Rob Attenborough, Morning Tea With The Minister written by Bruce Olive and directed by Alice Rea, Writer's Shock devised by Catherine Steer and her ensemble, The Mysterious Case of the Man with the Seven Deadly Sins written by Bruce Olive and directed by Peta Beattie, The Dog that Died of Embarrassment written and directed by Rob Attenborough, Introducing the XR3000 written by Bruce Olive and directed by Alice Rea. Table seating, for eight or shared with others, is available so bring along your nibbles. The Belfry Bar will be open. Tea, coffee and sumptuous home made cakes will be available in the kitchen. Performances at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, are on June 14 (7.30pm), June 15 (2pm and 7.30pm), June 21 (7.30pm), June 22 (2pm and 7.30pm).

For more details and bookings, go to batstheatre.com or phone 0413 727 736.

BUSH TO BEACH ART IN KENILWORTH

ARTISTS Alliance Australia, in collaboration with the Kenilworth Arts Council, is presenting its inaugural Bush to Beach art exhibition from June 28 to July 1 at the Community Hall in Kenilworth. It will coincide with the annual Kenilworth Food Wine and Cheese Festival. Visitors will enjoy a treasure trove of 100 works by 11 local artists. Opening times are 1-5pm on June 28 and 9am-5pm on the following days.

Go to artistsalliance australia.com.