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Looking for something to do around the Coast in the coming days? Jot these events down in your diary so you don’t miss out.

Tommy Little has a Regular Size Deck: Spend an evening with the reigning deckhead of Australian comedy, Tommy Little. His razor-sharp wit, wild stories and infectious energy are guaranteed to deliver an hour that will leave you in stitches. The 60-minute show is for mature audiences. It comes with a warning of course language, adult themes and material that can offend. When: Friday, February 9, 7.30pm Where: The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra. Entry: $49 via The Events Centre.

Take a deep dive into all things love, romance and writing.

Library Lovers – Rachael Johns: Sunshine Coast Libraries invite avid romance readers to meet Rachael Johns, the award-winning Australian romance author, in conversation about her new book The Other Bridget. Johns is known for bestsellers such as The Patterson Girls and Something to Talk About. She is Australia’s leading writer of contemporary relationship stories about women’s issues – a genre she has called ‘life-lit’. Join her and local author and journalist Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane as they deep dive into all things love, romance and writing. When: Friday, February 16, 9.30am. Where: Venue 114, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina. Entry: $25 via Sunshine Coast Libraries.

Savour the Taste of Summer – Chef’s Table: Mango’s Bar and Grill presents a four-course seafood delight at Chef’s Table, where every dish is a celebration of seasonal flavours, and every bite tells a story of culinary mastery. The four-course journey includes: an Amuse Bouche of Asian Style Salt and Pepper Calamari, Beer Battered John Dory, and Baked Oyster Sushi; a Spicy Salmon Spring Roll starter; a main of Asian Surf and Turf; and a Mango Graham dessert. Where: Banana Bender Pub, 1 Downunder Drive, Palmview,  When: Friday, February 16, 7pm. Entry: $99 via Banana Bender Pub.

Head to Sunshine Coast libraries to join in the fun.

Library Lovers – Singalong: Sweet treats, social singing and romance writing are among the highlights of a week of activities that celebrate Sunshine Coast Libraries – and you are invited to join in. Experience the joy of social singing with Jen Young, from the Sunshine Coast Show Choir. Master the tune, learn the words and harmonise in a love-themed group singalong. No singing experience is needed, and everyone is encouraged to head along. When and where: Maroochydore Library on Wednesday, February 14, from 10am to 11.30am; and Caloundra Library on Thursday, February 15, from 10 am to 11.30am. Entry: $5 via Sunshine Coast Libraries.

Sex and Chocolate – Motown II Millenia: Get ready for a musical journey from the Motown era to the timeless hits of the new millennium. Experience the magic of great melodies, signature dance moves and harmonies through hits such as My Girl, Dancing In the Street, I Heard It Through the Grapevine and Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone. When: Saturday, February 10, 8pm. Where: Kings Beach Tavern, 43 Burgess Street, Kings Beach. Entry: $34.90 via Oztix.

Codename – White Mouse: Nancy Wake was known as the ‘White Mouse’ for her uncanny ability to run rings around the Gestapo in occupied France. With her coiffured hair and red lipstick, one of Churchill’s most highly decorated special agents was the epitome of glamour and a fighting force. When: Wednesday, February 14, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Where: The Lind Theatre, 16 Mitchell Street, Nambour. Entry: $25 via TryBooking.

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A Taste of India: Spend a fun morning learning about various cuisines from India – in particular, the herbs and spices used in each cuisine. The classes are hands-on and participants cook in pairs. Then, sit down and relax with a free drink over lunch, eating the food that you have prepared and cooked. When: Saturday, February 10, 9.30am to 1.30pm. Where: Red Hot Chilli Pepper Cooking School, Earnshaw Street, Golden Beach. Entry: From $130 via Red Hot Chilli Pepper.

Valentine’s Day at Australia Zoo: Head to Australia Zoo with your loved one or celebrate your love of wildlife. Join the Affectionate Animal Trail, where you can meet some loved-up animals. Take part in the Animal Magnetism Competition where your magnetic touch could win you prizes. Make your day even more special with a two-course lunch at Warrior Restaurant and Bar. Bookings are essential and valid entry to Australia Zoo is required to enjoy this off er. When: Wednesday, February 14, 9am to 5pm. Where: Australia Zoo, 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah. Entry: Prices vary. More info see Australia Zoo.

Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live: Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as ‘the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years’. His stage show combines stand-up comedy with real-life stories, photos and filmed pieces. When: Thursday, February 29, sold out. New show Wednesday, May 1, 7.30pm. Where: The Events Centre Caloundra, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra. Entry: $69.90 via The Events Centre.

The exhibition is inspired by driving through the Glass House Mountains.

The Enchanted Drive: Caloundra Regional Gallery, in collaboration with Sunshine Coast Libraries presents the next exhibition for the Maroochydore Library Artspace. Toni Rea’s series The Enchanted Drive: Landscape in Motion is inspired by driving through the Glass House Mountains or the Daki, as it is known by the Gubbi Gubbi people. This abstract painting series is a response to the disorientation caused by motion, with strobe sunlight through the broken tree canopy, bleached-out noon forms, inclines and falls of the landscape juxtaposed against horizons that appear and disappear. When: Friday, February 9, 9.30am to 10.30am Where: Maroochydore Library, 44 Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore. Entry: Free event. Register via Sunshine Coast Libraries.

Gig guide

Friday, February 9

  • The Chats, Solbar, 6pm
  • Backroom Vegas, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm
  • Fifth Avenue Duo, Maroochy RSL, 5.30pm
  • Staremaster, Beerwah Hotel, 8.30pm
  • Ricky The Rockstar, Caloundra RSL, 3.30pm
  • DJ Mr Sparkle, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm
  • Junction Road, Cooroy RSL, 6pm
  • Simon Meola, Coolum Surf Club, 8.30pm

Saturday, February 10

  • Taylor Henderson, Eumundi Brewery, 7pm
  • Soundbox Live, 80 Coronation Avenue, Nambour, noon
  • Treehouse, Solbar, 7pm
  • Danni G, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm
  • KlusterfunK, Maroochy RSL, 5.30pm
  • Tommy Catz, Beerwah Hotel, 8.30pm
  • Luke Speerin, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm
  • Eighties Recall, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm
  • Loose Talk, Coolum Surf Club, 8.30pm

Sunday, February 11

  • Sahara Beck, Solbar, 6pm
  • Chris Ramsey, Alex Surf Club, 1pm
  • Tune Rangers, Maroochy RSL, 6pm

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