The 91-Storey Treehouse is live on stage in Caloundra.
The 91-Storey Treehouse is live on stage in Caloundra.

10 Things To Do for entertainment this week

1. MOOLOOLABA TRIATHLON

WHERE: The Esplanade, Mooloolaba

WHEN: March 13-15

INFO: www.mooloolabatri.com.au

ELITE athletes and weekend warriors will swim, ride and run their way to the finish line during the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival this weekend. It gets under way with a criterium cycling race (Friday, 5pm), before a hot laps running event (Friday, 6.30pm). Then there's a World Cup race for women (Saturday, 1pm) and men (Saturday, 3pm). A sprint triathlon (Sunday, 6.15am) precedes the main race: the standard distance Mooloolaba Triathlon (Sunday, 6.55am). Even if you're not racing, get your friends and family together for an action-packed, fun-filled weekend.

 

2. ALEX COMMUNITY MARKETS

WHERE: Buhk Park, on the northern side of Alex Surf Club

WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 7am to noon

LOCALS and visitors alike enjoy Alex Community Markets - an assortment of Sunshine Coast designers, musicians, artists, foodies, creators, vintage collectors and lifestyle lovers coming together with their wares. Make sure you grab a coffee on your way in from any of the local Alex cafes.

 

3. MARCH MELODIES

WHERE: Kawana Community Hall in Nanyima St, Buddina

WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2pm

COST: Tickets $15

INFO: For inquiries, contact Toni on 0404 193 912. For all future events with the Sunshine Coast Concert Band, see www.sccb.org.au

THE Sunshine Coast Concert Band presents March Melodies: an afternoon of top entertainment with a great variety of music and talented vocalists under the baton of music director Ken Chadwick. Tickets will be available at the door and include afternoon tea.

 

4. OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR 2020

WHERE: The J, Noosa

WHEN: Wednesday, March 18, and Thursday, March 19, at 7pm

COST: Tiered seating prices are: $33 adult, $27 child (aged two to 15); flat seating prices: $30 adult, $24 child

INFO: Find out more at www.oceanfilmfestival.com.au

DESIGNED to mesmerise and enthral, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases a three-hour celebration of our oceans and comprises sublime footage taken above and below the water's surface. This unique collection of short films from around the globe document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea's salt spray, those who chase the crests of waves and others who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

 

5. THE 91 STOREY TREEHOUSE

WHERE: The Events Centre, Caloundra

WHEN: Wednesday, March 25, 10am and 5pm

COST: Tickets are $20

INFO: Age recommendation: 6-12 years and their adults

WARNING: This performance uses a small amount of theatrical haze

THE 91 Storey Treehouse is a play by Richard Tulloch, adapted from the book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Andy and Terry's Treehouse has reached an amazing 91 storeys. It's now more fantastically dangerous than ever, with a deserted desert island, a whirlpool, and a giant spider. But Andy, Terry and Jill have no idea they're about to face their biggest challenge yet. Mr Big Nose has sent his grandchildren to the Treehouse, and they don't want to just sit quietly. Can Andy, Terry and Jill master this extreme babysitting challenge? What does mysterious fortune teller Madam Know-It-All really want? And will the Big Red Button really destroy the world? The team behind the 13-, 26-, 52- and 78-Storey Treehouses Live on Stage return with a fantastical trip through this wild, weird and wonderful world for children.

 

6. DINKUM ASSORTED

WHERE: Buderim War Memorial Hall in Main St, Buderim

WHEN: Friday, March 20, 7pm; Saturday, March 21, 2pm and 7pm, Sunday, March 22, 2pm and 6pm.

COST: Tickets $25

INFO: For bookings, phone 0400 570 880

3BCREATIVE presents Dinkum Assorted, written by Linda Aronson and directed by Anne Grant. It's Australia in 1942, and 2000 Americans are posted near the small town of Warrabadanga. At the local Dinkum Biscuits Factory, 15 women battle to keep the biscuits baking and the home fires burning. Full of laughter, tears, music and memories, Dinkum Assorted is great accessible entertainment and a small slice of Australian social history.

 

7. BOUTIQUE CINEMA

WHERE: The Imperial Hotel Eumundi

WHEN: Friday, March 20. Doors open at 7pm, with the screening from 7.30pm

COST: Tickets are $15. Limited seats available.

INFO: Bookings are essential by calling 5442 8811

THE Imperial Hotel Eumundi will host its Boutique Cinema event in The Bunker with a screening of Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (MA15+). Enjoy this cracker of a film from the comfort of lounge chairs, with bar snacks available to enjoy throughout the movie.

 

8. MOSCOW BALLET'S SLEEPING BEAUTY

WHERE: The Events Centre, Caloundra

WHEN: Friday, March 27, at 7.30pm

COST: Tickets $85, $75 concession, $55 child (2-12 years), $250 family (2 adults and 2 children)

INFO: Call 5491 4240 for tickets

WARNINGS: This performance uses strobe lighting and haze effects. There is a lockout for the opening track of this performance

MOSCOW Ballet La Classique returns Down Under to perform the ballet's most-loved fairytale Sleeping Beauty. The greatest success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet. La Classique was founded in 1990 by its current director Elik Melikov. With its artistic ballet mastery, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets, the illustrious La Classique will take guests on a mystical journey to the fairytale world of Princess Aurora, the Sleeping Beauty.

 

9. THE GREAT GATSBY

WHERE: Buderim War Memorial Hall, corner Church and Main Sts, Buderim

WHEN: Evenings: Friday, March 27, Saturday, March 28, Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, at 7.30pm. Matinees: March 28 and April 4 at 2pm

COST: Adults $30, concessions $26, members and groups (table of eight or more) $24. The event has table seating

INFO: Book at www.batstheatre.com or call 0427 856 680

BATS Theatre Company is starting the 2020s by celebrating with the 1920s classic The Great Gatsby. The American classic and F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece has been adapted sensitively and provocatively by Australian playwright Barry Lowe and brought to life by seasoned award-winning director Peta Beattie. Set in Long Island in 1922, the mysterious Gatsby is drawn to the light across the water. Soon two very different worlds collide. The past and future blur and nothing will ever be the same again. Patrons are welcome to dress up in Gatsby-inspired attire.

 

10. ROY - A TRIBUTE TO ROY ORBISON WITH STRINGS

WHERE: The J, Noosa

WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 7.30pm

COST: $60 entry

THIS year marks the golden anniversary of legendary Roy Orbison and Joe Melson's classic hit Only the Lonely. To celebrate, Damien Leith will perform his stage show Roy - A Tribute to Roy Orbison with Strings. Leith has a close affiliation and connection with the Big O, having recorded and worked with the late Barbara Orbison, and he continues to write with legends who worked with her husband regularly in Nashville. Performing in an intimate setting, accompanied by a sublime string quartet, audiences will hear all their favourites beautifully arranged by celebrated composer Jessica Graham. Songs will include Pretty Woman, Only the Lonely and You Got It, In Dreams, Leah, Running Scared and Crying.


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