1. Vibrant Stories
Buderim Craft Cottage, Main St, Buderim.
Friday, May 19, to Wednesday, May 24, 10am-2pm
www.buderimcraftcottage. com.au or look for buderimcraftcottage on Facebook
THE Buderim Craft Cottage is has an eye-catching exhibition featuring original art frommore than 40 of its Painting Group members who are sharing their vibrant oil, watercolour and acrylic paintings with the community and hoping to inspire others to take up paintbrush and palette. The Art Expo theme this year is Vibrant Stories with members drawing inspiration from the intense colours of Queensland. Entry is free and all work will be available for sale.
2. Monty Python’s Spamalot
Flinders Performance Centre, Stringybark Rd, Buderim
Friday, May 19, at 7.30pm, Saturday, May 2,0 at 2pm and 7.30pm
Tickets from the College or online at trybooking.com/OVJG
MATTHEW Flinders Anglican College continues its fine tradition in musical theatre with this year’s production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Involving a cast of 45 and an orchestra of 20, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are given a quest from God to find the Holy Grail. The hilarious adventure that follows sees Arthur and the Knights discovering their own personal “grails”.
3. Dressage/trail and hobby horse event
Sunshine Coast Community Equestrian Centre, 2 Monak Rd, North Arm
Sunday, May 21
To enter, phone 54727280, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.nominate.com.au
THE program includes dressage and trail events which will provide an opportunity for horses and riders to gain valuable competition experience with expert feedback from renowned judges. Led events for Riding For Disabled volunteers are also included. The big addition to the program is a world-first Hobby Horse competition, which will feature hobby horse classes and will be a qualifier for the Sunshine Coast Mane Event on July 30.
4. Cello Ballade
USC Art Gallery, 90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs
Saturday, May 20, 3pm
Book at www.anywheretheatre.com.
CELEBRATE the beauty and passion of romantic music in an intimate concert with cellist Louise King and Catherine Guinevere Lynagh on grand piano. Experience sweeping Russian melodies, thunderous Germanic drama, pastoral English folk song and calming lyricism artfully blended with reflective French impressionist miniatures.
5. I’m a Stranger Here Myself
Saturday, May 20, 7.30pm
Call 0415 323 899. Tickets at the door, Cash sales only
NEW Noosaville residents, Hilary O’Neill and David Erskine, are pooling their talents with Sunshine Coast pianist Janet Brewer to present an original cabaret theatre show. Titled I’m a Stranger Here Myself, the theme of this production is new beginnings. Drawing on her deep connection with Irish culture and her fascination for the edgy music of Broadway theatre, Hilary has written this show as a tribute to the struggles and achievements of those brave travellers in search of a new life in a strange new land.
6. Simultaneous Storytime
Beerwah, Caloundra, Coolum and Nambour libraries
This is a free event and no bookings are required. Visit your local library or the council’s library website for more details
IN celebration of National Simultaneous Storytime, children from across the Coast can join thousands of schools, libraries and playgroups across Australia to read the same book at 11am on Wednesday, May 24. This year’s book is The Cow Tripped Over the Moon by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood.
7. Banff Mountain Film Festival
The J Theatre, 60 Noosa Dr, Noosa Junction
Wednesday, May 24, at 7pm
Book on 5329 6560, at the box office or at www.thej.com.au
THE Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour presents more than two-and-a-half hours of enthralling mountain adventure films screened in high definition that will have you on the edge of your seat.
8. Justin Bernasconi
The Shared, 13 Railway St, Yandina
May 26. Doors open at 7pm
Tickets are $15 on the door
GUITAR maestro Justin Bernasconi is doing a national tour to promote his new album Barefoot Wonderland, with special guests Tobias, David Flowers and Caroline Trengove.
9. St Andrew’s fair
St Andrew’s Anglican College Primary School and Front Oval, 40 Peregian Springs Dr, Peregian Springs
Saturday, May 27, 11am-6pm
FAMILY fun will be in abundance at the college fair, with entertainment throughout the day by student musicians, as well as food stalls, rides and fireworks. Early-bird on-line special for wristbands to allow unlimited rides for $25 (bought before 4pm today, May 19, from www.trybooking.com/PNCL). After that, the discounted price is $30 (bought online from 4pm today, May 19, to 2pm on Friday, May 26) . The cost at the fair will be $35.
10. Drive-In movies
Eumundi Showgrounds, Black Stump Rd
Saturday, May 27. Gates open 5pm; first screening about 6.30pm
$25 per car and $10 per person for walk-ins
Facebook: Starry Nights Outdoor Movies. To guarantee a spot on the night, pre-book your tickets at www.ticketebo.com.au/starry nights.
STARRY Nights Outdoor Movies presents Footloose (M) and Saturday Night Fever (MA) in a double-feature. Cut loose and go along for a night of classic dancing flicks under the starry skies. The candy bar will be open with pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, lollies and drinks.