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What’s on: STUFFit Film Festival, colour frenzy, and Pygmalion

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What’s on: STUFFit Film Festival, colour frenzy, and Pygmalion

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What's on: STUFFit Film Festival, colour frenzy, Trent Dalton and Pygmalion

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Across five years, two studio albums and an EP, Hockey Dad has achieved more than two coastal kids could ever collectively dream of. Their last effort, 2018’s Blend Inn, ended up being one of the year’s biggest successes for independent Australian music. Not only did it crack the top 10 of the ARIA album charts, it also took up four spots in triple j’s Hottest 100. Not bad for a pair of kids from a town where its previous biggest musical export was a jingle for a computer store.

When: Friday 29 October, 6pm

Where: NightQuarter, The Avenue Birtinya

Tickets: $55.85 via, bit.ly/39psZHO

Phone: 1300 264 448

Lion Spy: The Hunt for Justice

Lion Spy is created by Australian investigative journalist Rogue Rubin. Rogue was motivated to create the film when she discovered that lions are on the verge of imminent extinction. The only way for her to gain access to the truth was to create an alias and go undercover alone at her own personal risk, in deepest, darkest Africa. This early release screening will raise money for Wishlist.

When: Wednesday 27 October, 6.30pm-9.30pm

Where: BCC Cinemas Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza

Tickets: $30 via, bit.ly/3Ao2EFP

Phone: 5409 7222

Colour Frenzy

The Colour Frenzy glow event is going to be a ripper. Grab your tickets today if you’re looking for birthday ideas, work function ideas, family fun days, something to do on a date or you just want to have a great time out with your mates. You’ll collect memories that last a lifetime.

When: Friday 15 October, 6.30pm

Where: 31 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina

Tickets: Adults, $39.50. Children, $17.50. Via, bit.ly/3kttVks

Phone: 5437 7666

Steam Fest

This is a unique opportunity to explore the rich history and stories of Gympie, gold and steam. The Mary Valley Rattler, Gympie Gold Mining & Historical Museum and Gympie Woodworks Museum are joining forces to stage Steam Fest, and celebrate the region’s rich heritage and love affair with steam. The three-day program begins with a guided tour of the Woodworks Museum including a blacksmithing demonstration and operational steam sawmill. It will be followed by local historians Ralph Richardson and Allan Blackman talking about the discovery of gold and the use of steam power in extracting the precious metal in a session at Chatsworth Hall. Queensland Rail historian, Greg Hallam will then explain how the railway evolved after gold was discovered and how rail shaped the region.

When: Friday 15 October 15 – Sunday 17 October

Where: Various locations through Mary Valley, see website for details

Tickets: Individual prices vary per event, visit maryvalleyrattler.com.au/steamfestival for more info

Phone: 5413 1400

STUFFit Film Festival

Festival International (STUFFit) is run and organised by students from St John’s College Nambour. STUFFit began as a national competition but now, 10 years later, they receive entries from high schools across Australia and many countries around the world. This fantastic competition and event was created and continues to run through the work of the management team: a group of 16 dedicated high school students and three adult facilitators.

When: Saturday16 October. Short listed films: 11am-12.45pm. Finalist Films: 1.20pm-5pm

Where: Majestic Cinemas Nambour, Centenary Square, Currie St, Nambour

Tickets: Shortlist session: $13. Finalist session: $15. Via, majesticcinemas.com.au/Page/Events

An evening with Trent Dalton

Sunshine Coast Council Libraries invites you to enjoy an evening with celebrated Australian author and journalist Trent Dalton. Trent will talk about his latest release Love Stories, inspired by a personal moment of profound love and generosity. He spent 2021 speaking to people from all walks of life, asking them one simple and direct question: ‘Can you please tell me a love story?’ The result is an immensely warm, poignant, funny and moving book about love in all its guises, including observations, reflections and stories of people falling into love, falling out of love, and never letting go of the loved ones in their hearts.

When: Thursday 11 November, 6pm

Where: The Events Centre Caloundra, 20 Minchinton Street Caloundra

Tickets: $20 via, library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Whats-On/Trent-Dalton

Phone: (07) 5491 4240

Pygmalion

Most times when a story starts with a dark and stormy night, there’s horror coming. Not the case here: with Pygmalion, the dark and stormy night ushers in linguistic hijinks and class commentary. When two old gentlemen meet in the rain one night at Covent Garden — Professor Higgins, a scientist of phonetics, and Colonel Pickering, a linguist of Indian dialects — the first bets the other that he can, in a matter of months, convince London high society that the cockney speaking Covent Garden flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, has been transformed into a woman as poised and well-spoken as a duchess.

When: Thursday 14 October  – Sunday 24 October

Where: Noosa Arts Theatre, 163 Weyba Road, Noosaville

Tickets: From $23-$32 via, noosaartstheatre.org.au/pygmalion/

Phone: 5449 9343

Offbeat Festival

OFFBEAT promises to be just that. A little offbeat, a little off the beaten track, and a bit of the unexpected. The first OFFBEAT was held at The Imperial Hotel in 2019, with the event now re-imagined and expanded beyond the hotel into the lush open-air space adjacent to the Eumundi Markets in Napier Road. Featuring HOLY HOLY, Angie McMahon, Tia Gostelow, plus many more. See the website for full line-up.

When: Saturday 27 November, 12pm

Where: RV Park, 35 Napier Rd, Eumundi

Tickets: $79.90 via, bit.ly/3mwhjZF

 

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