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What’s On: see the Falcons fly, arts festival and AC/DC experience

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What’s On: see the Falcons fly, arts festival and AC/DC experience

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What's On: see the Falcons fly, arts festival, beachside markets and AC/DC experience

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Sunshine Coast Falcons v Brisbane Tigers

Check out the action at Sunshine Coast Stadium and cheer on the Sunshine Coast Falcons as they take on the Brisbane Tigers. The Falcons are on top of the ladder in the Queensland competition and are eager to continue their good form against the fifth-placed Tigers.

When: Sunday, May 15, 11.45am.

Where: Sunshine Coast Stadium, 31 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina.

Tickets: $10, kids 15 and under free.


Immanuel Arts Festival

The Immanuel Arts Festival is a celebration of fine and contemporary art and is the largest of its kind on the Sunshine Coast. It has showcased the artistic talents of the region for more than 40 years and draws more artist entries and visitors each year. The festival promotes visual, creative and performance art. For visitors and art lovers, visiting the Immanuel Arts Festival allows sampling of some of the new forms of art and an opportunity to mingle with some of the artists to obtain an understanding of the creative process behind each piece.

When: Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 22, 9am to 5pm (Friday and Saturday), 9am to 2pm (Sunday).

Where: Immanuel Lutheran College, 126-142 Wises Road, Buderim.

Tickets: $5, children are free.

Picture: Shutterstock.


Live music at Alex Surf Club

The Alex Surf Club is arguably the best seat on the beach with great food and friendly service in one incredible location. The famous Bluff Bar brings the best of the relaxed Sunshine Coast lifestyle to one place with live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday with stunning beach views. This weekend boasts a variety of artists including Raw Ordio, Annie J & The Fusion, Lex Bielby, The Febs Trio, Steve Hargreaves, and the M7 Rock Band. Whatever your taste, The Alex Surf Bar has you covered for free live music.

When: Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15, times vary.

Where: Alex Surf Club, 167 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland.

Tickets: Free entry. Gig times and more at Alex Surf Club.

Picture: Shutterstock.

High Voltage – The AC/DC Experience


Grab your horns and school uniforms: it’s time to enjoy High Voltage – The AC/DC Experience. This band delivers all the heart-pounding, blood-pumping, high-octane energy that AC/DC is famous for as well as perfected note-for-note renditions of all of your favourite AC/DC hits. Frontmen Adam Spizzo and Joshua Overson will take you straight back to the 70s with their startling likeness to Angus and Bon/Brian. They are backed by an incredible rhythm section comprised of Jay Wedge, Paul Ostwald and Brett ‘The Train’ Lang.

When: Friday, May 13, 4pm to 10pm.

Where: NightQuarter, 8 The Avenue, Birtinya.

Tickets: $35.70 via Moshtix.

Salty Saturdays Coolum Beach Market

More than just a market, Salty Saturdays in Jack Morgan Park is an event for locals and visitors to come together and celebrate Coolum culture and community. Come to Coolum for a salty swim, sandy soles and sunshine on your skin. Don’t miss live music, free entertainment, delicious food and a chance to support the local artisans. Bring your family and friends for a fun afternoon in the park and enjoy the sea, salt and sun in Coolum.


When: Saturday, May 14, 1pm to 7pm.

Where: Park Street, Coolum Beach.

Tickets: Free.

Wash My Soul in the River’s Flow

A stunning film full of stories and imagery. Go behind the scenes of the legendary 2004 concert Kura Tungar – Songs from the River. Through conversation and music the documentary explores the lives and love story of First Nations’ singer-songwriters Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter of the Stolen Generation.

This National Reconciliation Week event is presented by Sunshine Coast Council and Sunshine Coast Film Festival, and supported by the Cultural Heritage Levy.


The theme for 2022 National Reconciliation Week is Be Brave. Make Change.

When: Monday, May 30, 7pm.

Where: Strand Cinema Caloundra,11 Bulcock St, Caloundra.

Tickets: $12.50, via Sunshine Coast Film Festival.

Picture: Shutterstock.

People, Plates & Places Paddock to Plate Lunch

People, Plates & Places believes life is about collecting moments, not things, and that a restaurant without walls dining experience in unique locations creates memories that last. It showcases farmers and their produce through the unique and carefully crafted five-course menu with paired wines by chef Mitch Collins. All food is prepared, cooked and served by the chef in the paddock. People, Plates & Places is very excited to be hosting this autumn lunch.


When: Sunday, May 15, 11.30am to 3.30pm.

Where: Glass House Mountains (location given after purchase).

Tickets: $198 via People, Plates & Places.

Picture: Shutterstock.

Sunshine Coast Lightning v West Coast Fever

Join Sunshine Coast Lightning at USC Stadium for a re-match of round one of the 2022 Suncorp Super Netball season against the West Coast Fever. Visit the Strikezone from 3.30pm for lots of fun activities, food trucks and giveaways the whole family will enjoy. Then the whistle blows at 5pm.

When: Saturday, May 14, 3.30pm to 8.30pm.


Where: USC Stadium, 32 Olympic Way, Sippy Downs.

Tickets: From $19 via Ticketek.

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