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Image: Cliff Bauer_Forest Floor_ Oil on Canvas

New exhibitions at Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre

2 exhibitions open at Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, 11A Maple St, Cooroy, tonight, Fri 18 Oct: Journey of Discovery with works by Cliff Bauer and Sylvia Free, and From Within by Anna Howard and Vit Martinek.

All welcome to attend the opening from 6pm, free, with live music and canapés provided, cash bar available. The exhibitions continue to 26 November, open Tues to Sun, 10am to 3pm.

Live music in Noosa from 18 - 24 October

  • John Schumann & The Vagabond Crew are at the Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Sun 20 Oct, 5pm, $30 + booking fee through Oztix or the venue. Tori Forsyth is on Sat, 7.30pm, $12 + booking fee through Oztix or the venue. Also on Sat, hear The Brown Trouts from noon-4pm and Mitch and Trey from 6.30-9.30pm. Ryan Giles is on Fri, 6.30pm. Jay Bishoff is in the beer garden on Sun from2-5pm
  • The SandFlys are at the Harbour Wine Bar, Noosa Marina, Tewantin this Fri 18 Oct, 5.30pm; and at The Jetty, Noosaville on Thurs 24 Oct, 10am
  • Paz Pancho is at Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club this Fri 18 Oct, 4-6pm; Janice J is on Sun 2-5pm
  • Livin’ in the 70s are at Tewantin Noosa RSL, Tewantin, this Fri 18 Oct, 8pm; Buddy Holly Show is on Sat from 8pm; and The Trace Duo are on Thurs 24 Oct from 6pm, free
  • Brad Schultz is at Noosa Heads Surf Club this Sun 20 Oct, 3-5pm, free
  • Live music in the Noosa Boathouse Sunset Bar on Sun, 4.30-7.30pm
  • Live music at Rococo  Bistro Noosa, Hastings St, every night
  • Live music at El Capitano, Hastings St on Wed 23 Oct, 6.30pm, free
  • Zachary’s in Hastings St has live music from local artists every Sat from 8pm
  • Miss Moneypenny’s, Hastings St, presents Noosa Ocean Beats with ‘80s throwback cocktails and ‘80s new wave, synth pop, tropical house and deep house essentials every Sat from 4pm. Then the Supper Club on the deck on Sat from 9pm·
  • Ethan Roberts is at Club Cooroy RSL this Fri 18 Oct, 6pm
  • Live music at Tewantin-Noosa Bowls Club, Hilton Tce, Tewantin, Fri from 6.30pm, free 
  • Noosa Irish night with live music every Thurs from 7pm at Flanagan’s, Noosa Reef Hotel, Noosa Heads
  • Live music at the Original Eumundi Markets this Sat 19 Oct

Twilight market

Noosa Junction Twilight Market, Arcadia St, this Fri 18 Oct, 5-9pm has food stalls, food trucks, drinks at happy hour prices all night at the pop-up bar, artisan stalls and live music.

Silent movie: Silent movie The Clinging Vine screens at the Majestic Theatre Pomona this Sun 20 Oct from noon during the Sunshine Coast Open House event. Tickets $15 at the door (children free), Factory St, Pomona

Movie under the stars

Bring the family, camping chairs and picnic blankets for a free screening of The Castle on the greens at Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort, Links Drive, Noosa Heads, Fri 18 Oct.

Food trucks and licensed bar from 5pm, movie starts at 6.30pm, with cartoons beforehand. No BYO food or beverages. Gold coin donation to Katie Rose Hospice.

Please register your interest at noosasprings.com.au/movie-under-the-stars/ to go in the draw to win 2 rounds of golf or 2 thermal suite experiences (drawn on the night). Indoors screening if wet weather.

Art Tours launch special

The new Art Tours Noosa guided tours take you to a selection of Sunshine Coast studios and galleries, from Hastings Street to hinterland and from pop art to ceramics, sculptures to surf art, landscapes to abstracts - and more. As a launch welcome special, you can save 20% in September and October on both the Half-Day and Art Afternoon tours. Go behind-the-scenes and receive 2 complimentary drinks by award-winning Freeman Vineyards and local brewery Land & Sea Brewing. See the Art Tours Noosa offer

Noosa Festival of Pinball: It’s 3 days of pinball extravaganza with 4 comps at Land & Sea Brewery, 19 Venture Drive, Noosaville, 18-20 Oct (Fri from 6pm, Sat from 10am til late, Sun from 11am-5pm). There’s vintage and new pinnies for all ages and skill levels. See facebook.com/landandseabrewery for info

See Noosa by bike

Hiring a bike or joining a guided bicycle tour are great ways to see some of Noosa’s sights.

Bike On Noosa has a large range of road bikes, mountain bikes, family bikes and e-bikes for hire, delivered to your accommodation, including helmets, locks and a map, or join them behind the beach on a fully guided tour in the Wooroi mountain bike trails or Off the Top from Mt Tinbeerwah. Ph 5474 3322.

Ecotekk Noosa has free delivery and pick-up in Noosa for hire from $39. Join their Fat Bike Beach Tour and cruise along Noosa North Shore, their Mt Tinbeerwah scenic tour, see Noosa on a 1hr tour or join the 3hr Surf Beach Trail – ph 0426 246 342.

Pink Precinct Fun Trail: Cooroy’s streets will be awash with walkers in weird and wacky pink outfits this Sat 19 Oct as they join a pink treasure hunt, raising funds and awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Dress in pink, turn up at the Cooroy Memorial Hall at 8.30am, purchase a passport for a gold coin donation and embark on a fun trail around Cooroy, with prizes, raffles and lucky door prizes

Juan Ford, Rock n Roll 2012, oil on linen, 166 x 213cm. Photo: Courtesy the artist.

What’s Left Behind

Noosa Regional Gallery's new exhibition, What’s Left Behind, is an affiliated exhibition of Floating Land: point to point. The exhibition continues to 27 Oct, open Tues-Fri, 10am-4pm, and Sat-Sun, 10am-3pm, Riverside, 9 Pelican St, Tewantin

Fun Day 4 Kids: The Sunday Fun Day 4 Kids this Sun 20 Oct, 1-3pm at Noosa Dolphins Rugby Club, Bicentennial Drive, Sunshine Beach will be a whole lot of fun for kids while supporting the K.I.D.S. Foundation. Two Giant bikes will be raffled, there are lucky door prizes and a KIDS Lucky Duck Race. Free entry but please register at kidsfoundation.org.au. Stay on for live music with Claptomaniacs from 3-6pm

Photo: Noosa Whale Watching Centre

See the whales

There’s been plenty of whale action in the waters off Noosa and you can join in with whale watching tours into Laguna Bay and around the Noosa National Park headland. Noosa Wave also has swim with the whales experiences – ph 0458 997 188. Noosa Whale Watching Centre (ph 0412 735 624) and Noosa Ocean Rider (ph 0438 386 255) take you whale watching on their ocean thrill tours and offer a free courtesy bus for Noosa area pick-ups

Discover local natural wonders

Take a half-day tour in a private mini-bus with Sunshine Coast Tour Company and discover the Sunshine Coast hinterland’s rainforests, waterfalls and other natural wonders. Have lunch with an amazing view! Departs Noosa every Saturday with pick-up from your holiday accommodation. Ph 0412 880 056

For the Love of Flowers

The Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society Noosa has a double lecture this Sat 19 Oct from 3pm with UK landscape architect Marilyn Elm. Her lecture, For the Love of Flowers – Through the Ages covers Pagan and Christian rituals, Tulipmania, Empress Josephine’s “rose ships”, Victorian Obsessions with Exotics, Art Nouveau Design and more. It’s at St Mary’s Church Hall, 17 William St, Tewantin, $25, must book on 0436 323 776 or email trusler.joan@gmail.com

Magic moments

Sean Tretheway, The Noosa Magician since 1984, performs every Fri and Sat night at Bombetta, Noosa Junction. Be amazed over dinner! And Nickleby the Magician does a riving performance at Tewantin Noosa RSL every Wed from 6.30pm in the South Bar.

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