What's on in Gladstone this weekend

Pubs and clubs, movies

LOOKING for something to do in the Gladstone region this weekend? Here's a rundown of some of the events and activities available.

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Queensland Symphony Orchestra concert

APLNG and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra will present Music Under the Stars, a free community event featuring entertainment by the orchestra.

Because of the bad weather forecast, this event has been moved from outdoors to the Gladstone Entertainment Centre.

Entry will be on a first in, first served basis. Doors open at 5.30pm. 

Enjoy favourites loved by all ages, including music from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Strauss' Blue Danube Waltz and Biset's Carmen Suites.

The event gets underway at 7pm.

Rock out to local talent

GLADSTONE heavy metal band Red In Tooth will rock out at the Gladstone Tennis Club on Friday night.

Starting from 6.30pm, bands such as Sixth League, Woebegone, Best Friends and acoustic act Direst Desire will also perform.

Bring your friends along to this fun event and rock out to some of the city's best bands.

Tickets are $10 at the door. All ages are welcome. The venue is licensed.

Roller disco fun

GLADSTONE PCYC Roller Derby will host a Masquerade Madness roller disco from 6.30-9.30pm.

The monthly all-ages event is popular with kids and adults, and there are skates to fit all sizes.

Food and drinks will be available, as well as games, music and fun provided by masked derby girls and guys.

Cost is $10 at the door, which includes skate hire. Children must be supervised.

All you  need to know about Instagram

LEARN about Instagram 101 with a free workshop being held at the Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

Tourism and Events Queensland in partnership with GAPDL is holding the workshop for the Gladstone region and Banana Shire from 2-4pm.

The workshop will take participants through the benefits of using Instagram for business and how to get started.

Stick around for a sunset Instameet at 4.30pm at Tondoon Botanical Gardens to put your Instagram skills into practice.

Register online here.

Movie session for parents and kids

MUMS, dads and bubs are invited to come along to the Gladstone cinemas to attend a child-friendly event at 9.30am.

Ticket are $8 or $20 for Gold room. The lights will be left on and dimmed and the sound is lowered  Visit the website for more information. 

Fun night for beauties and geeks

LIFESTYLE Church will be hosting their next Activ8 event for tweens on Friday.

Held at the Lifestyle Centre, 83 Sun Valley Road, Kin Kora from 7pm-9pm with doors opening at 6.45pm, the event will be themed Beauty & the Geeks, and includes action-packed games for students ages 8-11.

Entry costs $3 at the door. See Facebook for more details.


Calliope Catwalk Awards presentation

THE Calliope Catwalk Awards gala awards presentation will be held at 14 Stirrat St, Calliope from noon.

The awards aim to provide amateur designers with the opportunity to explore their creativity, and provide a stepping stone into the fashion industry.

Their talent will be celebrated at the presentation afternoon, where attendees can decorate their own Mad Hatters Tea Party table, enjoy a licensed bar, two course meal, nibbles, entertainment, raffles, fashion and the presentation of award winners.

Categories include primary and secondary school students, cutting edge, race wear, recycled fashion, wearable art, bridal and evening, leisure, children's wear and accessories.

Tickets cost $55 and are available from Fantasy Rags, Gladstone, and Limestone Clothing, Calliope.

Phone 4972 3676 for more details or click here.

Seniors Week activities

SENIORS Week gets underway in the Gladstone region, with plenty of activities to be enjoyed.

Saturday's activities include a men's shed open day in Gladstone; belly dancing in Agnes Water; bushwalking at Boyne Island, Road to Nhill movie screening at Calliope; a heritage walk in Gladstone; Clay Creations at Agnes Water; Mind, Body and Soul at Miriam Vale; Indian Cooking and Culture in Gladstone; and Spanish Flamenco Dancing in Gladstone.

Phone 4976 6306 or 1300 733 343 for more details, or visit the Gladstone council website.

Learn to cook the paleo way

A NOURISHING sustenance cooking class incorporating GAPS and paleo principles will be held on Saturday at 1.30pm at Integrative Wellbeing Solutions, 94 Glenlyon St, Gladstone.

Those attending should take containers for take-home samples. Cost $20. Bookings essential on 0400 739 489.

20th annual Golding Showcase

GLADSTONE Regional Art Gallery and Museum is hosting the Golding Showcase, a Port Curtis Callide Valley youth art exhibition.

Works in all media by local high school students aged 15-18 will be on display for a month.

The gallery at the corner of Goondoon and Bramston Sts is open from 10am to 5pm.

Biloela Markets in the Park

HELD on the third Saturday of each month, Biloela Markets in the Park offer a wide variety of stalls for everyone to enjoy.

People can enjoy the delicious fresh produce, try their green thumb with huge variety of plants, and find that special piece of jewellery, clothing, accessories and hand crafted goodies.

The markets run from 8am to 2pm at Barimis Park, Callide St, Biloela.

Spend a morning with acoustic tunes

JHAM Bar Gladstone will host Acoustic JHAMS, a morning of music by local artists each Saturday from 9am-noon.

Sit and have a coffee and watch the world go by while enjoying music by Animal Throwdown, White Room and Rob (Country) Hopkins at JHAM Bar, 117 Toolooa St, Gladstone.

Disney princess movie festival

THE Disney princess movie festival continues at Gladstone Cinemas this weekend.

Princess fans can join Aurora, Pocahontas, Ariel, Snow White and Belle as they come to the big screen this month.

This weekend The Little Mermaid will screen on Saturday and Sunday.

Click here for more details. 

Dress up for Rotary high tea

FROCK up for an afternoon of scrumptious treats, fun and entertainment at the annual Biloela Rotary High Tea.

As well as a best dressed competition, the annual arts and crafts competition will be held, with categories including decorated cupcakes, aprons and tea cosies. 

Tickets are available from the Biloela Florist, and tables of 10 are available.

The event will be held at the Biloela Civic Centre, 96 Rainbow St, Biloela. Phone 4992 2720 for more details.

Get fit with Parkrun

STOCKLAND Gladstone and Parkrun Australia faciliate a unique, community run program that provides free weekly timed 5km running events for people of all ages and abilities every Saturday morning from 7am - 8am at Lions Park.

Register online here before your first run.

Miriam Vale Lions Markets in the Park

THE Miriam Vale Lions Club hosts the Miriam Vale Markets on the third Saturday of each month at Blomfield St, Miriam Vale.

Stroll through the delightful cool and shady park to view a variety of stalls, or try a sizzling fillet steak, sausage or bacon burger.

The markets run from 7am to noon.


Botanic to Bridge fun run

THE 2014 Botanic to Bridge fun run is on again, starting in the Tondoon Botanic Gardens and finishing at the Gladstone marina.

The 8km race starts at 8am, with the 3km race starting at 9.40am.

Entry is $25 adults, $15 concession, $50 family, $20 group and $10 student.

More details here.

Sunday Coffee Cruise

TAKE a cruise around the Gladstone harbour and surrounding island every Sunday and Wednesday on a a Curtis Ferry Services Coffee Cruise.

Enjoy a two-hour cruise with morning tea and commentary on the Gladstone region, while keeping an eye out for turtles, dolphins and dugongs.

Cruises are held 11am-1pm. Bookings are essential and can be made through the Gladstone Visitor Information Centre.

Passengers must collect their ticket from the Information Centre at 72 Bryan Jordan Drive) before departure, and ensure they arrive at Curtis Ferry Services Terminal by 10.45am.

If the Information Centre is closed, tickets and payments can be made from the departure point.

The Sunday Coffee Cruise will run until September 28.

Tickets cost $24 adults, $22 concession and $16 children aged 7-16. Phone 4972 9000 for more details.

Seniors Week continues

SENIORS Week activities continue in the Gladstone region on Sunday.

Activities include canoeing at Boyne Valley; belly dancing in Gladstone; Spanish cooking in Gladstone; and Young at Art at Agnes Water and Boyne Island. 

Phone 4976 6306 or 1300 733 343 for more details, or visit the Gladstone council website.

Rotary Kmart Markets

THE Rotary Club of Gladstone Midday Markets are held on the third Saturday of each month in the Kmart car park on Phillip St, Gladstone.

There is a wide range of goods on offer including food, coffee, cakes, jewellery, hand-made soaps, plants, toys, clothes and bric-a-brac.

There also is entertainment from local artists. The markets run from 6am to 1.30pm.

Sunday session at Yachties

GLADSTONE Yacht Club will have a Sunday session in Yachties Beer Garden with live music from 2pm.

There will be great drink specials and a great atmosphere to wind-down your weekend.

The Sunday session runs until 6pm.



  • Yaralla Sports Club, bingo, 10am and 1pm
  • Queens Hotel, dance until late with Karina and Mak
  • Gladstone Bowls, bingo, 10am; Wolves Soccer Club bingo, 7.30pm
  • Club Hotel, 888 PL Poker registration, 6.30pm for 7.30pm start
  • Diggers Arms Hotel, karaoke
  • Blackwater Mineworkers Club, TJ Hollis from 8pm
  • Rocky Glen Hotel, Velocity from 8pm
  • Tannum Sands Hotel, DJ Twisted from 8.15pm
  • Agnes Water Tavern, free jukebox from 8pm
  • Gladstone Tennis Club, Red In Tooth + local bands from 6.30pm
  • Central Lane Hotel, Ralphy from 9pm


  • Yaralla Sports Club, free poker, 7pm
  • Queens Hotel, dance until late with Karina and Mak
  • Grand Hotel, 888 PL Poker, registration from 1pm for 2pm start
  • Tannum Sands Hotel, live music, 8.15pm
  • Rocky Glen Hotel, Mad Hat from 8pm
  • Young Aussie Hotel, JD's Karaoke from 8pm
  • Tannum Sands Hotel, Wood and Steel from 8.15pm
  • Gladstone Reef Hotel, Chris Bax from 9pm
  • Agnes Water Tavern, Taylored Noize from 8pm
  • Central Lane Hotel, Ralphy from 9pm


  • Young Aus Hotel, raffles, 11.30am
  • Queens Hotel, 888 PL Poker, registration 1pm for 2pm start
  • Yaralla, bingo, 1pm
  • Railway Hotel, Sunday session, 2pm
  • Gladstone Bowls, Wolves Soccer Club bingo, 7.30pm
  • Tannum Sands Hotel, Larren Bean from 1pm
  • Rocky Glen Hotel, Fudge from 3pm
  • Central Lane Hotel, Nathan Bedford from 1.30pm



  • Mrs Brown's Boys - Da Movie: 10.15am, 12.15pm, 6.30pm
  • Hercules: 11.45am (GR), 12.15pm, 2.20pm, 9.15pm
  • And So It Goes: 9.45am (GR), 10.15am, 2.50pm, 7.10pm
  • Lucy: 11.20am, 2.10pm, 4.20pm (GR), 7.20pm, 9.15pm
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy: 9.30am, 11.55am, 2.15pm, 4.05pm, 6.15pm (GR), 6.35pm, 9.05pm
  • Deliver Us From Evil: 12.30pm, 4.50pm, 9.10pm
  • These Final Hours: 2.30pm, 4.45pm, 9.15pm
  • Postman Pat - The Movie: 9.30am, 3.40pm, 3.45pm, 5.30pm
  • Expendables 3: 9.30am, Noon, 1.50pm (GR), 4.15pm, 6.45pm, 8.30pm, 8.45pm (GR)
  • The Hundred Foot Journey: 10.05am, 1.15pm, 4.25pm, 6.50pm


  • Mrs Brown's Boys - Da Movie: 10.15am, 12.15pm, 6.30pm
  • Hercules: 11.45am (GR), 12.15pm, 2.20pm, 9.15pm
  • And So It Goes: 9.45am (GR), 10.15am, 2.50pm, 7.10pm
  • Lucy: 12.30pm, 2.10pm, 4.20pm (GR), 4.40pm, 7.20pm, 9.15pm
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy: 10.05am, 2.15pm, 4.05pm, 6.15pm (GR), 6.35pm, 9.05pm
  • Deliver Us From Evil: 12.30pm, 4.50pm, 9.10pm
  • These Final Hours: 2.30pm, 9.15pm
  • Postman Pat - The Movie: 9.30am, 11.20am, 3.40pm, 5.30pm
  • Expendables 3: 9.45am, 11.20am, 1.50pm (GR), 4.15pm, 6.45pm, 8.30pm, 8.45pm (GR)
  • The Hundred Foot Journey:1.15pm, 4.25pm, 6.50pm
  • Disney Princess Festival: 9.30am

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