April 8th 2011
Music, film, art and adventure this weekend
It's a big weekend coming on Magnetic Island with everything from an Island wide Adventurethon, Musos Club and a Youth Arts Movie Night.
The Adventurethon runs through the weekend and includes mountain bike tails, off-road running and kayaking legs. The event also includes an outdoor and lifestyle expo at Picnic Bay Mall. For more info visit www.adventurethon.com.au
Musos Club returns again to the RSL Hall in Arcadia tomorrow night starting at the new, later, time of 7.30pm. Looks like another big line-up of local talent including Jeremy Barnes and Murray Tailor from Taylor Made; yours truly (George Hirst) will be back onstage with the marvelous Niels Koelman on harmonica playing through some oldies and originals. A new configuration calling themselves Go Bananas will also appear. Go Bananas are in fact, veteran musos of Magnetic and beyond, Ray Kennedy and Mark Hannan. They don’t wear pajamas but we hear they will be venturing down a calypso corridor. Bruno Berthelot returns with his sweet and intense original songs and Marley will stand-up to the punters with more of his wacky wit.
A big new feature of the night will however be the new food arrangements with Anci de Chazal taking over the RSL kitchen and providing a new range of very affordable tucker on the night. Anci’s menu includes beef and vege stew on rice; chicken and noodle salad with mango, haloumi and cashews; and spanakopita (spinach/fetta pastries) with servings from just $6.00. And we hear she will also be tempting the audience with homebaked deserts including chocolate slice and cheesecake, hmmm.
Musos Club is a great place to meet locals and hear some original Island music. Musos Club likes a preferred donation of $5 for non-members and a gold coin from members to help keep the shows coming. Under 18s are also welcome and no donation is sought but they must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Should be another great night.
And on Sunday from 6pm at the undercover mall area at Picnic Bay, young islanders will be showing their talents as film makers and more when Island-made films including “Careful what you wish for” and a Maggie Island doco are presented along with silk painting with Helene Rankin and painting with Vonnie Van Bemmel as well as a music/video workshop.
So it looks like there’s lots to do on Magnetic once again this weekend.
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