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What’s on in Noosa

Reality Bites: Australia’s premier non-fiction literary festival, Reality Bites, kicks off Thur 23 Oct at Berkelouw Books, Eumundi with an Early Bird Breakfast, 7.30am, with a video presentation by Raoul Slater of the new book, Glimpses of Australian Birds. Also Open Bookclub, 6-8.30pm with a discussion of Thomas Picketty’s Capitalism in the 21st Century – free events but bookings essential on 5442 8366. At Eumundi School of Arts, Ian Lowe, Drew Hutton and Tasmin Kerr discuss Beyond Fossil Fuels: Alternatives for a Clean Energy Future, 6.30-7.30pm, $5 at the door. Reality Bites continues to 26 Oct.

Outdoor flicks: Starry Nights Outdoor Movies screens an early Halloween double with Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 at Eumundi Drive-in, Eumundi Showgrounds, this Fri 17 Oct, gates open 5pm, screening from 6.30pm, $25 per car ($22 pre-sale). Gourmet pizzas, hot dogs, candy bar available. On Sat 18 Oct see The Lion King, a fundraiser for Peregian Nippers, Peregian Park, next to surf club, 6.30pm, entry by donation, BBQ available

Beethoven to Beatles: Noosa Chorale celebrates its 20th anniversary with a gala concert on Sat 18 Oct, 7pm and Sun 19 Oct, 2.30pm, The J, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads. Music from Beethoven to the Beatles, Puccini, Mozart and other greats. $38/ $35. Book at

Live music: Check out live music in Noosa this week (17-23 Oct)
• Jack Carty performs at The Majestic Theatre, Pomona, Sat 18 Oct, 6pm, $20 with two support acts. See or phone 5485 2330
• At Cafe Le Monde, Hastings St, DJ Massroom, Fri 17 Oct, 9pm; DJ Nato on Sat, 9pm; Hummin’ on Sun 3.15pm; Noosa Songwriters Guild has live music on Thur 23 Oct, 6.30pm
• At KB’s, Nomads Noosa, see Benny-O Sun 19 Oct, 6-9pm and Cory Carlyon on Wed 22 Oct, 8-11pm
• Matt Stillert is at Bohemian Bungalow, Eumundi, Sat 18 Oct, noon-2pm; David Flower is on Sun, 1-3pm
• Strange Brew are at Tewantin-Noosa RSL Fri 17 Oct, 8pm, $10; Swinging Martinis are free on Sat 8pm; Cool to Cool are free on Thurs 23 Oct, 7pm
• The Green Room, Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, has Jimmy Mac on Fri 17 Oct, 6.30pm; Andrea Kirwin on Sat 1.30pm; and Doolie on Sun from 1.30pm
• Sera Loons is at Cooroy RSL this Fri 17 Oct
• Rum Jungle are free at Sunshine Beach Surf Club this Sun 19 Oct, 3pm
• Contraband are at Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club on Sun 19 Oct, 2.30-5.30pm
• Coolum Surf Club has a soloist in the bistro Fri 17 Oct from 6.30pm and Super City play from 9pm
• Luiz Carlos is free at Harbour Wine Bar, Noosa Marina, Tewantin Fri 17 Oct, 5.30pm
• At Noosa Beach House, Hastings St this Fri 17 Oct see DJ Nato, 8.30-11.30pm; on Sun it’s The Vibe, 2.30-5.30pm; and on Wed 22 Oct, its Tall Guy With Glasses, 6.30-8.30pm
• Killer Queen are at Villa Noosa Hotel, Sat 18 Oct, 8pm, $10. See or phone 5430 5555
Ferry cruise: See Noosa from the river on board the Noosa Ferry every day between Noosa Marina and Hastings St, with stops along the river at Noosaville. And find out about Noosa’s beautiful birds, river life and flora on the Noosa Biosphere Cruise – book on 5449 8442
Noosa Fishing tours: Explore the calm, pristine waters of Noosa River while fishing, crabbing and sight-seeing with Noosa Fishing and Crab Adventures. Pull up a few crab pots and taste the yummy Queensland mud crab or blue swimmer, cooked on-board. Half-day tours for up to 10 people include gourmet crab tasting and lunch, with rods, reels, bait and ice provided, all with an experienced skipper. Private fishing charters are also available. Phone 5449 7984 or 0407 206 062
Boating: Lots of options to cruise and explore the Noosa River, from the river mouth near Hastings Street to the upper lakes past Tewantin. Noosa River and Canal Cruises, Cruising Restaurant, gondola, Noosa Dreamboats, Sunset Cruise or drive yourself on a party pontoon or hire boat. O Boat fish logohire has the biggest and best range of party BBQ pontoons, frontrunners, runabout, jet skis and kayaks at 222 Gympie Tce, Noosaville. 54497513

Noosa Farmers Market: Sunday from 7am to 11am Weyba Road, Noosaville Also each Wednesday and Saturday the Eumundi Markets, Noosa Marina Markets on Sunday morning, Peregian Beach Markets on every second Sunday morning, and the Cooroy Markets on Thursday morning


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