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The culmination of a week-long program of events celebrating people and nature in our Sunshine Coast Biosphere, BiospHERO Day is part of the International Day for Biosphere Reserves. The event, on Sunday, November 5, at the Metropolitan in Maroochydore will feature free workshops, kids’ activities, art and crafts, live music, food trucks and much more. A festival at the forefront of sustainability, BiospHERO Day aims to be plastic-free, with attendees encouraged to bring their reusable cups, water bottles and cutlery and take active transport, public transport or carpool to the event. Registrations are essential for free workshops at the event page.

VIXEN is an experience that will awaken senses and challenge perceptions.


Combining the art forms of dance, cabaret, burlesque, drag and circus, VIXEN is a captivating artistry of movement, song and raw emotion. Immerse yourself in a mesmerising journey through the ages. Celebrate the captivating women and feminine forces of mythology who embody both the light and the darkness within, in Embracing The Divine and The Monstrous – from goddesses with the power to create galaxies to creatures of the night with a taste for chaos. VIXEN is an experience that will awaken senses and challenge perceptions, at Dance Art Etc at Nambour on Saturday, November 4, and Sunday, November 5. More details via StickyTickets.

The Comedy Club is on every month at Caloundra.

Production House Comedy Club

Held monthly at Moffat Beach Brewing Co’s Production House bar and kitchen in Caloundra, this month’s Comedy Club is headlined by Irish comedy madman John Lynn, star of the Edinburgh Fringe and a regular at all the UK’s best comedy clubs. He is supported by Jacqueline Mifsud, a unique crusher from the Melbourne scene; the intelligent social analysis of Brisbane’s Shayne Hunter; and, all the way from Malaysia, the delightfully dirty Hannah Azlan. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 22. More details via Eventbrite.

Summer of the Seventeeth Doll

Noosa Arts Theatre is proud to present this highly anticipated production of a true Australian classic. Beautifully crafted and unmissable, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is a pioneering Australian play written by Ray Lawler and unanimously considered to be among the most historically significant in Australian theatre history, openly and authentically portraying distinctly Australian life and characters. Lawler’s much-loved tale of Queensland cane cutters and Melbourne barmaids has endured the test of time. More details via Noosa Arts Theatre.

Tiny Giants Uncovered

Tiny Giants was a special survey of invertebrate biodiversity undertaken at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. It was the first time invertebrates had been methodically studied in the rainforest, and provided important baseline data on numerous species. In this extended Cairncross Conversation, the Queensland Museum research team will discuss the findings with the community, at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve at Maleny on Friday, November 3. More details via Eventbrite.

The free family fun day is on offer in a popular hinterland hub.

Beerwah Heart Community Day

Fancy bringing your creativity to life and creating skateboard art? How about listening to live music, taking part in relaxing horticultural therapy or sporting some quirky face painting? On Saturday, November 4, there’ll be something for every member of the family in a jam-packed program at the free Beerwah Heart Community Day. For more details click here.

And Woven Cane

Traditional basketry and the Australian environment collide in Ron and Cathie Twaddle’s contemporary baskets at Maroochydore Library on Friday, November 3. They take pleasure in using traditional materials and methods to create and run workshops on experimental contemporary baskets which astound through colour, texture and form. For the past 40 years, they have run their business, And Woven Cane. More details via Sunshine Coast Events.

Jimmy Buffett. Picture: Shutterstock

Jimmy Buffett tribute 

Dress up, Parrot Heads, or just head along to celebrate the life and music of Jimmy Buffett at Banana Bender Pub at Palmview on Friday, November 3. You’ll dance the night away to all the great hits: He Went to Paris, Margaritaville, Fins, Son of a Son of a Sailor and many more. This is a licensed event with food also available for purchase. Seating is also available if you’d prefer to casually enjoy the music in a party atmosphere. The headline act is Latitude 24, Australia’s ultimate Jimmy Buffett tribute band. Ten per cent of all profits will go to the Skin Cancer Foundation. More details via Eventbrite.

Weekend gig guide

Friday, November 3

  • The Cure Tribute Band, Eumundi Brewery, 7.30pm
  • Hal & Bacharach, The Events Centre Caloundra, 7.30pm
  • Foghorn String Band, Eudlo Hall, 7pm Tia Gostelow, Solbar, 7pm
  • KlusterfunK, Maroochy RSL, 5.30pm
  • Whiskey Beats, Alex Surf Club, 4pm
  • Marco, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm
  • Steve Graham, Cooroy RSL, 6pm
  • Liam Griffin, Coolum Surf Club, 8.30pm

Saturday, November 4

  • Trophy Eyes, Solbar, 7pm
  • Rockfest – Woman on Top, Norton Music Factory, 3.30pm
  • Laura Doolan Duo, Maroochy RSL, 5.30pm
  • Shane Wilkinson, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm
  • Janice and the Violets, Caloundra RSL, 9pm
  • Craig Jon Lyons, Coolum Surf Club, 8.30pm

Sunday, November 5

  • Hockey Dad, Solbar, 7pm
  • Romio and Juliette, Maroochy RSL, 6pm
  • Ricky the Rockstar, Alex Surf Club, 1pm
  • Patch Brown, Mooloolaba Surf Club, 2pm

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