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Witness the power of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3, played by Oscar Matthews from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and movements from the uplifting Haydn Trumpet Concerto, the beautiful Mozart Clarinet Concerto, and other stirring orchestral favourites such as Cavalleria Rusticana, Carmen and La Traviata. The event is presented by the the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra.

When: Sunday, July 16, 2pm.

Where: The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra.

Entry: $49 via the The Events Centre. 

Conscious Life Wellness Day 

The organisers behind the successful annual Conscious Life Festival are excited to bring a super-charged Conscious Life Wellness Day program. This is a full day of meditations, sound healings, breathwork, seminars and workshops by leading facilitators. Open your mind to possibilities and healing, deepen your connection to life and shake off your stresses in a day of wellness and healing. Make a day of it with your friends and family. Half-day and full-day passes are available.

When: Sunday, July 9, 8.30am to 5pm.

Where: Venue 114, Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina.

Entry: From $77 to $133 via Humanitix.

Winter Wunderland 

Join the fun of the Winter Wunderland Street Party in Bulcock Street. Browse the evening street market while listening to live performances and children’s entertainment. Taste the cuisines, treats and fresh produce. Explore the local handmade designs. Hot beverages and food trucks will be available.

When: Friday, July 14, 4pm to 8pm.

Where: Caloundra Street Fair, Bulcock Street, Caloundra.

Entry: Free event. Registration is essential via Eventbrite.

Mary River Festival

The Mary River Festival is an annual community event that celebrates the unique environment and vibrancy that exists along the Mary River and her tributaries. Its mission is to increase awareness of this unique waterway. A great event for the whole family.

When: Saturday, July 15, 9am to 4pm.

Where: 91 Main Street, Kandanga, Mary Valley.

Entry: $10 adults, $5 children, $25 family via Humanitix.

100 years of Maleny Show – film premiere

Sunshine Coast Council is celebrating 100 years of the Maleny Show with a film premiere showcasing the history of the event. Everyone is invited to the free community screening. Reflected Image PRoductions public relations and media director Michelle Smytheman will speak about the production of the film, which shares the stories of many people closely involved with the show over the years.

When: Wednesday, July 12, 9.30am.

Where: Landsborough Museum, 4 Maleny Street, Landsborough.

Entry: Free event. Register via Sunshine Coast Heritage.

It’s A Musical World

The Merryatric Players return with a new production: It’s A Musical World. The young-at- heart group of senior citizens is excited to bring another fun-filled musical to the stage. It’s A Musical World delivers a light-hearted, sometimes surreal, often funny and always tuneful trip through a Wizard of Oz-inspired landscape, full of characters and songs from classic musicals.

When: Friday, July 14, 3pm to 5pm.

Where: The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra.

Entry: $20 via The Events Centre.

Ashes To Ashes: The David Bowie Experience 

The spirit of the legendary David Bowie lives on with Ashes To Ashes: The David Bowie Experience, which has earned a reputation as Australia’s premier tribute to the artist. The members perform faithful versions of the songs that span Bowie’s stellar five-decade career in a stunning, two-hour concert production. Ashes to Ashes prides itself on capturing the quintessential essence of his live performance and delivering it with pure rock gusto.

When: Friday, July 14, 8pm.

Where: Kings Beach Tavern, 43 Burgess Street, Kings Beach.

Entry: $40 via Oztix.

Weekend gig guide

Friday, July 7

  • The Castaways, Maroochy RSL, 5.30pm
  • Marco, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm
  • The Stone Apes, Solbar, 7pm
  • Billy Guy, Cooroy RSL, 6pm
  • Shane Wilkinson, Mooloolaba Surf Club, 4pm
  • Renny Field, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm
  • Sunset DJ Whiskey Beats, Alex Surf Club, 4pm

Saturday, July 8

  • Junction Road, Maroochy RSL, 5.30pm
  • Ricky the Rockstar, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm
  • Sunza Beaches Duo, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm
  • Dr G & The BB Xperience, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm
  • Missing Link, Beerwah Hotel, 8.30pm

Sunday, July 9

  • Skillz FJ, Alex Surf Club, 1pm
  • Scott Clark, Mooloolaba Surf Club, 2pm
  • Huriana, Maroochy Surf Club, 2.30pm

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