What are you doing this weekend?


Highlights for the week ending Wednesday 17th May

Please note when visiting categories that posts are shown in condensed form. To view item in full please click on the heading.

You can also follow About the Central Coast on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/#!/AbouttheCentralCoast and check out the  Twitter timeline feature to the right of this page >




Live music at Avoca Beach Pizza & Pasta every Thursday from 7pm. Call 4382 3506 for bookings.

DJEMBEAT casual drum circle held every Thursday in the mud brick kiosk on Kincumba mountain. For details visit http://www.bracketsandjam.com/

Live music every Thursday at Woy Woy Leagues Club from 8 pm


ANDREW G at gwandalan bowling club @ 7:30pm, For more info, visit http://www.andrewgodbold.com/gig_guide

BEN WOODHAM at Kincumber Pub 6pm. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/musicbenwoodham/

BRACKETS AND JAM Kincumber Mountain from 7.30pm. For more info, visit http://www.bracketsandjam.com

Metrodome Indie / folk / Pop night at The Youth Arts Warehouse, Gosford – 6.30-10.30pm 5 live bands ALL AGES. For more info, visit http://youthartswarehouse.com.au/


ANDREW G at Halekulani Bowling Club @ 7:30pm. For more info, visit http://www.andrewgodbold.com/gig_guide

DRIFTWOOD at Hardy’s Bay. For details, please click on May at Hardy’s Bay Club

BRACKETS AND JAM Lake Munmorah from 6pm. For more info, visit http://www.bracketsandjam.com

LIVE MUSIC at The Entrance every weekend. For details visit http://www.theentrance.org.au/whats-on


OPEN MIC AT THE RHYTHM HUT Please click link for details.

ANDREW G at Wallarah Bay Recreation Club @ 11:30am and Munmorah Bowling Club @ 6:00pm. For more info, visit http://www.andrewgodbold.com/gig_guide

BEN WOODHAM at Breakers 12pm. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/musicbenwoodham/


BASSMAN AND THE GURU. For details, please click on May at Hardy’s Bay Club

LIVE MUSIC at The Entrance every weekend. For details visit http://www.theentrance.org.au/whats-on

SOUNDS IN THE SUN – local artists at Terrigal Esplanade every Sunday from 11 am.

GOSFORD JAZZ LEAGUE live jazz every Sunday 2 – 5 pm. For details visit http://jazzleague.net/



Don’t forget to listen to the Coast Arts program on coast fm963 on Sundays from 6 to 7pm  to hear news, views and voices from our local arts scene. Tune in to Coast FM 96.3 or listen online at http://www.coastfm.org.au/


Due to a cancellation Shorethyme Restaurant is looking for someone to fill a space that has become available for exhibition to a solo artist, small or large group.
The Date is :- Tues 30th May to Sun. 11th. June.
If anyone is interested please call Chris on 43551295.

Central Coast Potters Society – Inside Out

  • 5 May – 17 May 2017
    9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Gosford Regional Gallery

An exhibition and sale of locally handcrafted ceramics for both indoors and out. For more info, visit http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/galleries/what’s-on/exhibition

Emerging 2017

  • 8 Apr – 21 May 2017
  • Gosford Regional Gallery

Emerging 2017 gives young artists, aged between 18 and 30 years of age, from across New South Wales the opportunity to exhibit a series of works or a site-specific installation. For more info, visit http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/galleries/what’s-on/exhibition

TLAS FINE ART EXHIBITION 2017 4 – 13 May at The Art House, Wyong. Tuggerah Lakes Art Society in collaboration with Toukley and Districts Art Society and Wyong Writers Group – Art Exhibition: The World As I see It. Featuring Varvara, winner of Fab Fakes 2016. Please click link for more info, or visit http://www.thearthousewyong.com.au/whats-on/exhibitions?classification=Exhibitions See also LAST CHANCE TO SEE . . .

What’s on at THE FOREST of TRANQUILITY: Mother’s Day SPECIAL HIGH TEA and Sculpture Trail 11am – 1pm, Sunday 14th May 2017. Please click link for details.

Celebrating the 2017 National Trust Australian Heritage Festival, Brisbane Water Historical Society present “Names Upon a Stone” an exhibition that explores the life of Henry Kendall and how he found true friendship. Exhibition runs 1st March until 31st May.Open: Wed / Sat / Sun 10am until 3pm. Group bookings at other times. Entry: $5 adult,$4 concession,$3 children,$10 family. For more info, please click on Names Upon a Stone Exhibition & Open Day

New exhibition at Hardy’s Bay Art Space Please click link for details. Each month, a new artist will be featured throughout the club following a launch evening where you are invited to meet the artist. All works are on show from 5 – 7 Wednesday to Friday and 12 – 7 weekends. 14 Heath Rd. Hardy’s Bay. http://www.hardysbayclub.com.au/art

The Toukley and Districts Art Society
in our home at the Federation Gallery and Information Centre,  Wallarah Road, Gorokan, just before Toukley Bridge, is the showcase for the Wyong Shire Art scene. On display are paintings in oil, acrylics, watercolour and pastel, along with porcelain, hand-painted silk, craft work, jewellery, and original cards. All the artwork is by the Society’s local members and are all for sale at reasonable prices. Come in and meet the artists. The Art and Information Gallery, is open daily from Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, on Sat & Sun, from 10am to 1pm. We now have a Coffee Shop, located inside the Gallery, so call in and have a browse with a nice cup of coffee or tea, afterwards. The entry is free, a donation is welcome.For more details call the Gallery on 43924666 or visit the website: http://www.toukleyartgallery.com.au


CENTRAL COAST ARTS SOCIETY PAINTOUTS take place every TUESDAY.  For details visit http://www.artcentralcoast.asn.au/paintouts

For an unusual selection of gifts, craft and artwork visit Toowoon Bay Gallery, 179 Bay Road. Enquiries 4332 6023.

GBID are very excited to be partnering in a brand new event for Gosford, the Kibble Markets! This awesome new market will have a variety of stall selling fresh produce and general market stalls. And best of all, you don’t have to give up your weekend to attend! They will be on the 1st Thursday of each month, from 8am until 2pm, starting on Thursday 2 March 2017. For more information about having a stall at the Kibble Markets, please email the market coordinator at uminabeachmarkets@gmail.com .

Central Coast Harvest Markets
Sundays weekly 8am – 1pm
Mingara Recreation Club, Mingara Dr, Tumbi Umbi
Central Coast Harvest Market is Central Coast’s (NSW) NEWEST OUTDOOR WEEKLY marketplace. Fresh produce, baked goods, handmade products.
Become a stallholder ccharvestmarket@gmail.com
Find out more at facebook.com/centralcoastharvestmarket

Waterfront Arts & Craft Markets
When: Every Saturday
Where: Waterfront Plaza, The Entrance
Time: 9am – 4pm Contact: 4333 5377
For more details visit http://www.theentrance.org/attractions/markets.html

Ettalong Markets open every weekend and public holidays 9am to 5 pm – for more info visit http://www.ettalongmarkets.com.au/

Peninsula Waterfront Markets 2nd Sunday of every month. See details and flyer in Peninsula Waterfront Art and Produce Markets

The Entrance Farmers Markets on the foreshore 1st and 3rd Saturday each month. For details visit http://www.theentrancefarmersmarket.com.au/

Avoca Beachside Markets on the 4th Sunday of the month. For details please click on AVOCA BEACHSIDE MARKET

Shelly Beach Markets is based on the grounds of the old Entrance High School, now the Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, The Entrance Campus, Shelly Beach (Central Coast, NSW) on the LAST Saturday of the month between 8am-2pm. For more details visit http://shellybeachmarkets.com.au/



For details of upcoming writing awards and competitions, visit http://www.wyongwriters.org/literary-awards-competitions/

Wyong Writers meet at the Wyong RSL in Anzac Avenue on the 4th Saturday of the month from 1:30 pm to approx 4:30 pm. For more info, visit http://www.wyongwriters.org/

Gosford Bush Poets meet at the fabled Gosford Hotel, Gosford on the last Wednesday of the month. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/GosfordBushPoets For further information contact Vic Jeffries on 0425252212 or me mate Peter Mace on 43693561

Do you have a way with words? Join in the new poetry group that’s starting at Kincumber Library. Share your own work, make new friends, and enjoy a cup of tea. For more information, please contact Mavis and Peter Atha on 4368 2780.  For more info, visit http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/libraries/event-detail/2015/09/14/libraries-calendar/poetry-group-at-kincumber-library

Friday Night Poets and the Half-Written Book Club meets at The Clearing at Gnostic Corner – for details click on link.

UNITING PRODUCTIONS are seeking local playwrights. Please click FREE PLAY READINGS OF LOCAL PLAYS for details



To hear news of this month’s theatrical highlights, listen to my segment on the Coast Arts radio program this Sunday May 7. Tune in to Coast FM 96.3 between 6 and 7pm or listen live online at http://www.coastfm.org.au – Ed.

Central Coast Opera presents Carmen

  • 13 May – 20 May 2017
  • Laycock Street Community Theatre

For more info, visit http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/theatres/event-detail/2017/05/13/theatres-calendar/carmen

Wyong Musical Theatre Company Inc. is proud to present Sweet Charity Closes this weekend. Please click link for details.


GMS’ chicago – show outline, production team and audition information

AUDITION material for WDG’s September production, “Proof” by David Auburn, now available at their website http://www.wyongdramagroup.com.au/proof
Auditions will be held 30th May and 1st June at 7.30pm in our Green Room at Wyong Grove Theatre, 1 North Rd., Wyong.

Woy Woy Little Theatre’s 2017 season Please click link for details.

WYONG DRAMA GROUP 2017 SEASON Please click link for details.

Wyong Musical Theatre Company have announced their 2017 season. For details, please click on WMTC UPCOMING SHOWS

UNITING PRODUCTIONS CALLING LOCAL PLAYWRIGHTS Please click on link for details. Uniting Productions hosts play reading nights on the 4th Friday of every month, starting at 7.30pm. UP is a proud supporter of local playwrights, and loves to showcase their work at these events. Entry is FREE with a gold coin donation for a light supper. For more info, visit http://www.unitingproductions.org.au/

Xtract Drama Academy enrolling now – for details visit http://www.xtract.com.au

Want to join the GMS  Minstrels?? The GMS Minstrels are looking for new members. If you enjoy Singing, moving and the company of like minded members then the Minstrels are for you!! If you are interested please email gosfordmusicalsociety@gmail.com

WMTC’s Encore seeking new members. For more details visit https://www.wmtc.com.au/

For details of Avoca Beach Theatre’s highlights this week, including Monet: Flowers of War visit http://www.avocabeachpicturetheatre.com.au/index.html

8 Responses to What are you doing this weekend?

  1. Pingback: What are you doing this weekend? | About the Central Coast

  2. Thank you, Debbi, yes I had a nice quiet Christmas and New Year, spent with friends.

  3. Julie Duell says:

    What a great run down and overview of happenings on the Coast.
    A big thank you Karen!

  4. Hi Ron, yes I think so. I’m certainly promoting it already, and have been for a while. Here’s the most recent post: https://aboutthecentralcoast.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/wdg-presents-noises-off-at-the-art-house/

  5. Done 🙂 Thanks for the feedback, Mal.

  6. Alan Moore says:

    Twice tried to open the “for more info” link to “Carmen” but to no avail?????

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s