Regional Tourism Guide for Brisbane
Golf Month
Date Mon 1st Oct 2018 to Wed 31st Oct 2018
October is Golf Month and, to celebrate, golf clubs and facilities around the country are opening their doors and playing host to hundreds of exciting and interactive activities.
Whether you’re new to golf, dusting off an old set of clubs or have dreams of becoming the next Tiger, there’s something for everyone!

From open days to glow in the dark golf, Golf Month activities give families and people of all ages and abilities the chance to experience golf in a fun, welcoming and social environment. Join in by heading to a participating golf club, driving range, mini golf course or virtual golf facility near you.

And if you’re a passionate golfer, make sure you ‘share the game you love with the people you love’ this October. Those who do so will be in the running to win a once-in-a-lifetime prize of a trip to The 148th Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

Golf Month activities kick off on 1 October. For more information and to find Golf Month activities near you, visit Golf Australia website.
Brisbane Fashion Month
Date Mon 1st Oct 2018 to Wed 31st Oct 2018
Brisbane Fashion Month presented by Wintergarden returns this October with a line-up aimed at showcasing the best of the Brisbane and Queensland fashion community. Brisbane Fashion Month has grown to encompass multiple runway shows and business workshops, spanning free and ticketed events.

Audiences can see more than 35 local designers’ collections across active, swim and resortwear to occasion and bridal collections from some of the biggest names in Queensland Fashion, including Maiocchi, Ella Moda, Hunt + Kelly, Nelson Molloy, Jericho Road, and many more. The Wintergarden pop-up store returns as part of Brisbane Fashion Month for 2018, with seven one-week pop-ups allocated to designers throughout October and into November.

A new initiative of Brisbane Fashion Month this year, the Pocket Guide to Brisbane Fashion, will be released in September and available at all Brisbane Fashion Month events and will act as a go-to guide for consumers to find and shop from Brisbane and Queensland designers.
Medibank Feel Good Program
Date Mon 1st Oct 2018 to Sat 1st Dec 2018
The Medibank Feel Good Program is a series of free fitness classes held in South Bank Parklands.

Class timetable:

5.30pm - 6.15pm Yoga, South Bank

5.30pm - 6.15pm Pilates, South Bank

7.00am - 7.30am HIIT, South Bank
9.15am - 10am Mums and Bubs, South Bank
5.30pm - 6.15pm Energy, South Bank

7.00am - 7.45am Tai Chi, South Bank
5.30pm - 6.15pm ZUMBA®, South Bank

8.00am - 8.45am Yoga, South Bank
9.15am - 10am Aqua, South Bank

Class descriptions:

HIIT - burn fat and build muscle through short high-intensity intervals.

Zumba – calorie-smashing class inspired by Latin dance sensations.

Yoga – balance, flexibility and energy flow class.

Energy – high energy, calorie burning workout.

Pilates – tone, stretch and strengthen the body.

Tai Chi – lengthen muscles and strengthen joints.

Mums and Bubs – specialised post-natal class to help rebuild strength.

Aqua – fitness class at the Boat Pool.

All classes are run by qualified instructors.

Bookings are not required, classes are suitable for all ages and experience levels.

This season, there will be with two classes in Queens Park, Brisbane City on Tuesdays. Please head to their website for more information.
Medibank Feel Good Program - Queens Park
Date Tue 2nd Oct 2018 to Tue 27th Nov 2018
The Medibank Feel Good Program is a series of free fitness classes held in South Bank Parklands and now for the first time, in Brisbane Central Business District.

Two free outdoor yoga classes will take place at Queens Park on Tuesdays as part of the Medibank Feel Good Program. Classes are held on Tuesdays - 7:00am – 7:45am and 5:30pm – 6:15pm.

All classes are run by qualified instructors.

Bookings are not required, classes are suitable for all ages and experience levels.

If Queens Park classes are cancelled for any reason notification will be provided on the Brisbane City Facebook page.

There are other free classes taking place at South Bank Parklands as part of the Medibank Feel Good Program.
American Express Openair Cinemas
Date Thu 4th Oct 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
American Express Openair Cinemas is bringing more than movies to Brisbane this Spring. With more than 30 screenings happening in South Bank, the festival vibes will be in full swing every night with an array of alternative entertainment, live music and DJ performances before the latest and greatest feature films light up the big screen.

Salt Meats Cheese will be curating the daily menu of irresistible dishes available throughout the season. The fully licensed bar will be stocked with Giesen Wines, PIMMS, 4Pines craft beer, Black Devil Cider and Haagen Dazs ice cream.

This year’s program is an exciting mix of box office hits and highly anticipated new releases including Mission impossible: Fallout, Incredibles 2, Crazy Rich Asians, A Simple Favour, Christopher Robin, The Nun and Venom. Take a trip down memory lane with the cult classics Dirty Dancing, The Breakfast Club and Love Actually or discover something different with The Merger, The Dawn Wall, BlacKkKlansman and Searching. Capacity is limited so book ahead online.
Julius Caesar
Date Fri 5th Oct 2018 to Sat 20th Oct 2018
HeartBeast Theatre presents William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar'. In the historic underground Spring Hill Reservoir follow the action around from cavern to cavern, immerse yourself in the power, corruption and the treachery.
Powerkids: Little Artists at Play
Date Tue 9th Oct 2018 to Tue 11th Dec 2018
Join the Brisbane Powerhouse every Tuesday, during the school term, on the Turbine Platform. In this space, anything is possible.

Little Artists at Play is a creative play workshop series for children aged up to five years and their carers. Bring your kids along to take part in multi-art experiences led by internationally acclaimed artists from Imaginary Theatre.

Each week the host artist will collaborate with the group on unique and engaging activities. From theatre and visual art to dance, music and digital media, there will be something to inspire everyone.

It's a relaxed and inclusive environment where you and your children are invited to participate in the activities together.

During Powerkids: Little Artists at Play Bar Alto will open at 8.30am to accommodate all your coffee and babychino needs.
Vintage Nights
Date Tue 9th Oct 2018 to Tue 10th Dec 2019
Enjoy bubbles and chocolate appreciation at our monthly Vintage Nights, held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Expand your knowledge of various sparkling varietals, whilst having a great night with friends.

Ticket includes wine tasting with paired chocolate and berry platters.
James Guppy - The Venal Garden
Date Tue 9th Oct 2018 to Sat 27th Oct 2018
Based in Northern New South Wales and originally from the UK, painter James Guppy has been exhibiting in Australia for over three decades. His upcoming exhibition, 'The Venal Garden', is characteristic of the gentle absurdist style he uses to consider contemporary society.
Revolutions Paddington
Date Wed 10th Oct 2018 to Wed 31st Oct 2018
Active and healthy events presented by Brisbane City Council. Free skateboarding Workshops are here! Learn how to skateboard with their highly qualified teaching ASF Coaches. Learn the basics, improve your skills, land new tricks and have fun at the skatepark!
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Date Wed 10th Oct 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition harnesses the power of photography to promote the discovery, understanding and responsible enjoyment of the natural world. Brisbane Powerhouse is excited to present this world-class exhibition for the first time in 2018.

Founded in 1964 and organised and produced by the Natural History Museum, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of the longest and most prestigious photography competitions in the world. Now in its 53rd year, the competition received nearly 50,000 submissions from amateur and professional photographers from more than 92 countries.

Every year, 100 of the best images from the competition are selected to be part of an international touring exhibition, which aims to ensure biodiversity and sustainability remain at the forefront of public awareness.

Featuring images across six categories: Diversity, Documentary, Portraits, Portfolio, Environments and Young Photographers, don’t miss this heartfelt and emotive exhibition from 1 September until 4 November.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by Natural History Museum, London.
Brisbane International Film Festival 2018
Date Thu 11th Oct 2018 to Mon 22nd Oct 2018
The Queensland Art Gallery , Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), through its Australian Cinémathèque, is excited to present a new chapter in the long-running and much-loved Brisbane International Film Festival.

Across 11 days, BIFF 2018 celebrates contemporary international and Australian screen culture with new release features and documentaries, shorts programs and retrospectives, alongside screenings with live music, conversations, panel discussions and more.

BIFF 2018 is presented in conjunction with cinema and venue partners throughout Brisbane.
Snowflake Activation
Date Thu 11th Oct 2018 to Wed 24th Oct 2018
Capalaba Central Shopping Centre customers are invited to give back to their local community and support those in need this Christmas by participating in the Snowflake Workshop Activation in partnership with the Redland Community Centre. Grab your kids, friends and family to join them at the Capalaba Central Shopping Centre Snowflake Workshop to give back to the Redland community.

Find the Snowflake Workshop in the Centre Court (just in-front of the Coffee Club) where you and your family can create and decorate wooden craft snowflakes. The crafty creations will form part of Capalaba Central’s Christmas decorations which are set to adorn the Centre for the season ahead.

Capalaba Central Shopping Centre will donate AUD1 to the Community Centre for every contributed snowflake which will go towards helping the Community Centre provide emotional and financial assistance to those in need.

You can also find a toy donation drop box at the Snowflake Workshop. Drop off a gift to the new toy drive and you’ll receive a AUD10 gift card to say thank you. All toys will be gifted to children in need through the Redland Community Centre’s Christmas Appeal.
Capalaba Central Snowflake Workshop
Date Thu 11th Oct 2018 to Wed 24th Oct 2018
Capalaba Central in partnership with the Redland Community Centre are inviting the local community to give back to those in need this Christmas by participating in a free in-Centre Snowflake Workshop and Toy Donation Drive.

Located at Capalaba Central Shopping Centre from Thursday, October 11 until Wednesday, October 24, the initiative will call on community spirit and goodwill in the lead up to the festive season with AUD1 donated to the Redland Community Centre for every snowflake decorated.

The Snowflake Workshop will be located in Centre Court for kids, adults and anyone in between, to get creative and decorate personalised wooden craft snowflakes. The unique snowflake creations contributed by locals will form part of Capalaba Central’s Christmas decoration display which are set to adorn the Centre for the season ahead.

In addition to this, locals are encouraged to spread the festive spirit further by gifting new toys to the onsite Toy Drive to support Redland Community Centre with their 2018 Christmas Appeal. For all new toys gifted via the in Centre Toy Drive, supporters will receive a complimentary AUD10 Capalaba Central gift card.
A Collective Art Exhibition
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018 to Sat 20th Oct 2018
The Creative Collective Stafford, already support a great selection of local artists, however is an effort to showcase even more local talent, they will clear a large section of their warehouse and create space to host a one off Art Exhibition which will run from October 12 to 20.

The exhibition will feature over 25 local artists and bring together an eclectic mix of styles and mediums, from acrylic paintings to ceramics and sculpture.

The Opening Night will be Friday October 12 from 4pm to 7pm. Come along, enjoy drinks, nibbles, live music and fall in love with a piece of locally produced artwork.

Visit their Facebook page and register that you are going to this event.

Revolutions - Fairfield
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Active and Healthy events presented by Brisbane City Council – Free Skateboarding Workshops are here!

Learn how to skateboard with highly qualified teaching ASF Coaches. Learn the basics, improve your skills, land new tricks and have fun at the skatepark!
Dana Lawrie
Date Mon 15th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Working with handmade botanical inks and textiles, Artist in Residence Dana Lawrie will create a new installation reflecting upon permanence and impermanence at Flowstate, South Bank. Lawrie’s delicate and intricate works feature details such as scent, natural imagery and the subtleties of flowers which fade or change over time creating a quiet, personal engagement with mortality.
AFTM Finalist Exhibition
Date Mon 15th Oct 2018 to Fri 16th Nov 2018
If you’ve missed their recent AFTM Outsider Art Awards exhibition at the Old Museum, they have great news for you! The Finalist Exhibition will be held at the AFTM Gallery from October 15 till November 16 so be sure to catch it then!

Admission is free so bring your friends and family along to enjoy this wonderful exhibition together!
Couples Latin Dance: Tango and Rumba For Beginners and Beyond
Date Mon 15th Oct 2018 to Mon 3rd Dec 2018
​Embrace your partner for a weekly date night and learn some Latin moves along the way! There is no changing of partners, so get on the dance floor and create more spark in your relationship! No dance experience is required, however this course will move at a faster pace than the Bachata and Salsa for Absolute Beginners course on Tuesday evenings.
American Tango and American Rumba for Beginners and Beyond.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring a water bottle.

For more information, frequently asked questions and to book your spot, go to Couples Latin Dance webpage.
BoogieFit Solo Latin Dance
Date Mon 15th Oct 2018 to Mon 17th Dec 2018
Get boogie-licious with real Latin dance moves! Get sassy with Salsa, move your hips to Bachata and feel the rhythm with Cha Cha! You will learn real Latin dance steps, turns and choreography to challenge both your brain and your body!

For more information, sample videos, frequently asked questions and to book your spot, go to the BoogieFit webpage.
'Waves of Light' Exhibition - Rachel Prince Art
Date Tue 16th Oct 2018 to Mon 12th Nov 2018
Nature and the sky have always been an inspiration to abstract artist Rachel Prince, but the sky has fascinated and captured her attention for some time. Its pure beauty, its sunsets, storms, windswept clouds, the luminous clouds and vast cloudless sky, and the light changing from dawn to dusk. This series of abstract landscape paintings conveys her experiences, and the emotions these ephemeral moments evoke.
Couples Latin Dance: Salsa and Bachata for Absolute Beginners
Date Tue 16th Oct 2018 to Tue 4th Dec 2018
Learning to dance is a great way to spend quality time with your partner. Join this easy-paced course which is perfect for absolute beginners. You and your partner will gain confidence in the basic steps - just in time to show off your Latin moves over summer! Enjoy a laid-back and friendly atmosphere, with no partner swapping.

No dance experience required. ​Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring a water bottle. For more information, frequently asked questionss and to book your spot, go to Couples Latin Dance webpage.
Zumba Gold Fitness
Date Tue 16th Oct 2018 to Tue 18th Dec 2018
Shake it at your own pace to zesty Latin, spicy Indian and other international rhythms! Get active with great people at the Zumba Gold workout for the young at heart! Ideal for older active adults, low fitness participants and anyone wanting a fun and simple low-impact fitness class.

All ages, shapes, sizes and abilities are welcome! Wear exercise clothes and bring a water bottle. Bookings are essential. For more information, sample videos, frequently asked questions and to book your spot, go to the Zumba Gold website.
'Around the Place' - Solo Exhibition, Pamela Gough, Visual Artist
Date Thu 18th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
Pamela’s contemporary landscapes are narratives embedded with stories, maps, symbols and homes, especially from her own backyard of Brisbane.

Pamela is a Brisbane born artist and she celebrates the joy of those places around her… her city with its forever blue sky, the silver and red triangles of roofs and those Queenslander houses, unique as they straddle the ridges supported by stilts and balance on the side of the hill going with the harmonious flow of the land rather than cutting slabs into the earth.

She says “beneath what we see lies the dreams and plans of those who have gone before us, who lived and loved and built up the place which we are blessed with today”.

This exhibition features new paintings and sketches inspired by many places around where she lives and across Australia, The Scenic Rim and Glasshouse Mountains on either side of Brisbane and many places which have captured her heart and soul.

Growing up in Queensland is far removed from her family’s Celtic origins and this is reflected in her work as well as acknowledging and being respectful of the original inhabitants of the land on which she lives the Aboriginal Turrbal people.
Indro Beauty Weekend
Date Thu 18th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Take a photo with one of the many giant beauty pop ups around centre and tag #INDROBEAUTY for your chance to win AUD1,000. * Think giant glitter lips, body glitter tubes, lipstick swing and a glitter confetti snow globe!

Free Mecca Maxima gift valued at AUD88 when you spend over AUD300 on specialty fashion, beauty and jewellery retailers.

Meet Brittney Lee Saunders at 10am on Saturday 20 October on Level 2, under the chandelier near Mecca Maxima. Influencer Brittney Lee Saunders Meet and Greet plus Beauty Tips and Tricks. Australian Beauty Vlogger with more than one million eyes on her YouTube channel and over 600,000 Instagram followers, Brittney shares beauty advice, make up tutorials and her daily like with her loyal subscribers.

Free beauty bars, free fairy floss, free glitter champagne with fairy floss toppings.
Craft Extravaganza Christmas Fair
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
The Craft Extravaganza Christmas Fair will showcase the hand made craft of 50 local and South East Queensland craft persons all of which will be available for purchase at reasonable prices.

The Fair will have a Christmas theme with lots of Christmas items on display such as Christmas decorations, Santas, St Nicholas, table runners, serviettes, place mats, snow men, Christmas cards, tea towels.

Along with the Christmas items they will have a large selection of other craft such as rag dolls, country woodwork, wooden signs, hand bags, jewellery, pottery, shabby chic, stained glass ornaments, hand painted china, stitcheries, and quilts.

The venue has disabled facilities, ample free parking, eftpos and credit card facilities, and the Crafty Café will be open for morning and afternoon tea, scones, sandwiches, coffee, tea and water.

The Show raises funds for the Tamborine Mountain Rural Fire Brigade and other charities.

Public Talk - Do You Know What Your True Purpose Is?
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
With Tibetan lama Dzogchen Rinpoche.

Many of us live our lives without asking ourselves what the real purpose of it is. We just keep going day in day out, following our routines and habits, attending to our families and children and work to provide for all that we accumulate. All of this keeps us so busy that we completely miss our purpose without even knowing it.

On a subtler level we are driven by our desire for success, power or recognition believing this is the purpose, or we try to maximise our comfort, safety, health and happiness with pleasure being our main goal. However, even if we achieve this temporarily, we can never be sure to have it forever.

In this Public Talk, drawing on the Dzogchen Teachings, Dzogchen Rinpoche will point out that by recognising and following the real purpose of our lives, we will not only lead a truly meaningful and valuable life, we can also rest in everlasting happiness.

Doors open at 7pm, the talk begins at 7.30pm.
Skydive Ramblers Post Equinox Boogie - Skydiving and Music Festival
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Skydive Ramblers Post Equinox Boogie held at Toogoolawah, near Brisbane, is Australia's largest international music and skydiving festival and is a visual smorgasbord of skydiving action and parachuting colour.

Held every two years in October, the biennial skydiving event encompasses all disciplines of the sport and attracts over 300 Australian and international skydivers, plus many spectators to the Drop Zone.

The nine-day festival will see all forms of skydiving take place, including night sky diving and fantastic evening entertainment.

Jumpers get excited by the big turbine planes, top level coaches, awesome raffles, their famous Equinox Talent Quest, and more.

Visitors welcome! Come along and watch the action. Experience a tandem skydive or do your Learn to Skydive Course.

Music, aeroplanes, skydiving and parachuting all afternoon and into the night!

4 Hearts Brewing Pumpyard Oktoberfest
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
A Traditional Oktoberfest Celebration. Beer tent, German band and food. German beers brewed on site. The best Oktoberfest celebration Ipswich has seen in years.

They have built the first brewery in Ipswich since 1903! Their Brewery and bar serves their awesome food, their beers, guest beers, cider, wine and spirits.

Queensland Pops Orchestra - Amigos Para Siempre - Friends for Life
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
You’ve heard of the saying ‘two’s company, three’s a crowd’? Well, Pavarotti, Carreras and Domingo (aka The Three Tenors) gave both the number three and opera a new-found street cred with the masses, single-handedly catapulting arias like Puccini’s Nessun Dorma to mega-hit single status. They redefined the musical performance landscape when they first hit the stage together in the early 1990s, their vocal combination now the stuff of legend.

Not to be outdone, Patrick Pickett and the mighty Queensland Pops Orchestra revisit the artistry of this winning sound with their very own ‘Friends for Life’: Gregory Moore, Nathan Kneen and Adam Lopez, the stars of this very special milestone concert. All three have earned their entertainment stripes with the Pops over several decades … and they’re back – with soaring voices and stage banter aplenty – to show off their wonderful talents in this, the third of the Pops’ 2018 series.

Between them, they’ve notched up 20 years of personal friendship. But theirs is also a story of an intimate musical brotherhood, as strong today as it was back in their student days at the Queensland Conservatorium.
St Rita's College Caulfield Cup Day
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Kicking off the 2018 Spring Racing Carnival with a fabulous bang is St Rita's College Caulfield Cup Day. Take a chance in the MYER Fashions on the Field and enjoy the live racing trackside and on the big screens around the course. Following the last race, enjoy live entertainment while you party in to the evening.

Australia’s most prestigious 2400 metre handicap race and the second biggest Cup race of the season behind the Melbourne Cup will be the highlight of the day with racegoers watching it all unfold on the big screen. While on the ground in Brisbane there will be live racing action to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Australian Hockey League - Queensland versus Tasmania
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Here’s your chance to welcome the Queensland Blades and Scorchers back to the State Hockey Centre in style... Be part of the atmosphere at the new look Australian Hockey League (AHL)!

Watch the Blades and Scorchers take on the Tasmanian Tigers and Van Demons. See the current and future stars of the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos in action for their state!

Come and join in for a huge evening of fun and entertainment on October 20, including kids activities, halftime entertainment and live DJ. Plus prizes are up for grabs.
The Holy Rollercoasters, Mufaro, Pending, The Francis Wolves
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Valley Heat Records are excited to present the debut, double single release from The Holy Rollercoasters, Brisbane's newest and hottest funky soul party band. Joining the party is eight-piece garage/Afro/funk juggernaut The Francis Wolves, Zimbabwean RnB/soul singer Mufaro and progressive jazz/hip-hop quartet Pending? They highly recommend grabbing your ticket now to save a few bucks and avoid missing out altogether!

Inspired by the masters of rhythm and blues, the ecstasy and tragedy of love and the beauty and gothicism of the bible, The Holy Rollercoasters are soul, blues and jazz-worshipping Brisbanites. It shall be wild and you shall snap your fingers and wiggle your hips. And ye shall be healed.
Ladies Up
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Ladies Up is an event that will change the lives of women across Australia by bringing together ten business specialists to teach women how to succeed in business.

The aim of Ladies Up is to challenge the status quo of the 60 per cent of business start up's that fail. This event will equip you with everything you need to know about starting a business or turning a struggling business into a successful one. You will learn necessary skills in setting your vision, sales, marketing, accounting, financial management, social media, strategic planning, legal considerations, insurance, personal relations, copywriting, website design and motivation.

The knowledge you will gain from Ladies Up is invaluable and will be shared by our amazing guest speakers who are specialists in their field. You can look forward to hearing from best selling author and motivational speaker Melissa Ambrosini, Feel The Lean founder and Instagram influencer Loni Jane, Tradettes CEO, speaker and women’s advocate Helen Paddon, lead partner of Carbon Group Accounting Michelle Maynard, Legal CEO Katie Richards, founder of Social Proof Lab and Be a Lady Boss Jessica Gywnne, founder of Firm Kiss Marketing Sonya Mcintyre-Reid, verbal communication specialist Gillian Maddigan and much more!
Huge Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale - Brisbane
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
The Jungle Collective is coming to Brisbane!

First born in their Bohemian warehouse in Abbotsford, Melbourne. Launched in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and now they are packing their bags and flying north to host a Jungle Party plant sale in Brisbane.

Please note this event will be ticketed. Tickets are free and will be released on Monday 15 October at 12noon on the event wall. This will help them manage your experience and the flow on the day.

Wear a Jungle inspired print to receive AUD5 off your purchase!

They are excited to hold their event at VEND Market Place in Virginia. Loads of parking available, a cafe to keep you hydrated and over 80 designer stalls to keep you busy after exploring the Jungle. Make a day of it!

Enjoy hundreds of Indoor plants to choose from, including a rare plants corner.

Chat to their on-site horticulturist's who will be available to answer your questions.

Tips and advice on display about how to care for each plant when you take them home.

Please help share the word of The Jungle Collective and invite any friends that you think might be interested in coming along.

Oktoberfest at the Beenleigh Historical Village
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Come along for a fun day to celebrate Oktoberfest at the Beenleigh Historical Village, just off the M1 at Exit 35 South (a mere 35 minutes between Gold Coast and Brisbane).

Oktoberfest 2018 promises to be a celebration of all things German! There will be a German beer tent, come along and meet Udo their German Chef and try a variety of sausages, pretzels and German sweet treats! Live music all day featuring the Huns, the Beenleigh Brass Band and dancing performances by the Alpen Rosen Dancers.

And the kids will love the free jumping castle - bring a picnic blanket and relax in the atmosphere while you soak up the free entertainment.

Prizes for the best dressed male, female and family!

Gold Coin donation on entry.

Gates open at 10am.

Official Opening at 11am with entertainment all throughout the day.

Mantras On the Mount
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
"Lalita and the Alohas" blends the ancient practice of Kirtan to modern music. Kirtan is the practise of mantra meditation to music. Instruments that are used include Ukuleles, an Electric Ukulele, Djembe Drum and a Harmonica. The lead vocalist will sing various mantras while the audience listens. It is then the turn of the audience to respond to the lead singer.

People are encouraged to clap along and dance to the rhythm of the music. This provides a joyful, enlivening atmosphere where everyone is involved in the performance. So come along and join them for this truly unique and wonderful experience of Kirtan by the “Lalita and the Alohas. Hope to see you all there. Free event. Donations welcome.
Aveo Food Trail
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Leading local retirement community The Clayfield will host its Food Trail event, inviting locals to be inspired by local chefs and industry experts. At this free, family friendly event hosted at The Clayfield, locals are welcome to enjoy live music, seasonal food, wine tastings and live cooking demonstrations from some of Australia’s most respected chefs.

Attendees will go in the draw to win a copy of the soon to be released Live Life Cook book, a collection of delicious and nutritionally balanced recipes for seniors and their families. Author of the book and Aveo Executive Chef, John Casey boasts 30 years’ experience working with elite athletes and celebrated chefs, and has developed the cookbook in partnership with Nutrition Professionals Australia (NPA) to deliver healthy recipes that cater to the changing nutrition needs of seniors.

The Aveo Food Trail event is a unique opportunity for Albion locals to meet industry leaders and influencers in food, to be inspired to cook delicious, simple and nutritious food and given the tips, tricks and recipes to execute at home.

For more information or to RSVP, call them or go to Aveo Food Trail website.

Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink - Brisbane
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink Series consists of six fun triathlon events in various locations throughout Australia. Their triathlons are for all women and boys and girls aged 7 to 13.

The whole family can get involved in their Fun Run Pink which is open to all genders, young and old.

Also known as ‘Tri Pink’, these events are a great way for family and friends to come together and enjoy an active and fun day out.

With events in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, their national series aims to raise funds and awareness for their charity partner the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards Longest Spring Lunch
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Due to popular demand from both members and guests they are hosting their next Longest Lunch event in Spring and on the same day as Burning of the Canes!

Kick your shoes off and sink your feet into the soft grass at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards by the bubbling waters of the Canungra Creek while you indulge in a delicious three course shared platter menu featuring the best produce from the Scenic Rim.

Soak in live entertainment while enjoying a fine selection of O’Reilly’s matching wines hand picked from the eight-acres of vines out front.

Mark this one off in your diary – it’s a must do!

If you have any questions please call them at the Vineyard on the number provided.

Photos by Susie Cunningham.

Lenny and Dmitri: Cold War Titans
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Warwick Potter conducts The University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra in a program celebrating two musically political giants of the twentieth century. Stefanos Melas is the violin soloist in Bernstein's Serenade: After Plato's Symposium. Lenny and Dmitri: Cold War Titans will conclude with Shostakovich's epic tenth symphony, one of the most profound musical statements of the last century.

Lenny and Dmitri: Cold War Titans is presented by The University of Qld Vice-Chancellor’s Concert Series in association with QPAC.
Katchafire (New Zealand) and EarthKry (Jamaica) - Brisbane
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Sunday 21 October – The Backroom at Chardons Corner Hotel, Brisbane with with EarthKry and Bearfoot at 6pm.

NZ’s Katchafire will be joined by Jamaican maestros EarthKry on the ‘Legacy Love Today’ Australia 2018 tour! Whilst this will be EarthKry’s first trip down under, earlier this year they joined Katchafire on their USA tour and they guarantee they are going soothe your soul with their wholesome fusion of Roots Reggae and Rock!

The ‘Legacy’ album is exciting and fresh with messages of love, hope, togetherness, and family; with the 12 songs on this album being recorded in numerous studios around the world from New Zealand and Australia to LA and Hawaii to Jamaica, featuring collaborations with some of reggae’s finest.

Recent line-up changes have added new fuel to the ‘Fire and the first three singles from the ‘Legacy’ album—‘Addicted’, ‘Way Beyond’ and 'Love Today'—have been picking up airplay on roots reggae radio and added to playlists around the world with 'Love Today' hitting the Top 20 on the Global Reggae Chart and a new video for â€𦇄” will be revealed soon!

There is no stopping the Fire!
Community Spring Fair
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
There’ll be free local entertainment, homemade goodies, food and produce stalls, pre-loved treasures, baby animals, pony rides, jumping castle, face painting and balloons for kids. Lots of fun for everyone, with a Fiji family holiday to be won! Raising funds for community outreach and youth programs.
Little Dum Dum Club - Live Brisbane Podcast
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
One of Australia's most popular comedy podcasts, The Little Dum Dum Club, make their triumphant return to Brisbane!
Tommy Dassalo and Karl Chandler host a live podcast with great special guests, along with a huge standup comedy show!
Come see why they're responsible for millions of downloads!
European Outdoor Film Tour 2018/2019 - Brisbane (Openair)
Date Tue 23rd Oct 2018
Adventure is waiting!

European Outdoor Film Tour is back with the most inspiring and thrilling adventure films of the year.

Tickets will be available soon from from the link supplied.

The brand new programme is packed with inspiring short films from the great outdoors, breath-taking athletic feats and inspiring stories. Get your tickets now for a night of inspiration and action!

European Outdoor Film Tour is the most renowned outdoor adventure film event across Europe and is spreading globally. They brought the tour to Australia and New Zealand for the very first time last year, and are back with more this year. European Outdoor Film Tour is seen by more than 250,000 people annually, across 15 countries in 300 locations. Now they are here.

European Outdoor Film Tour is a premium film tour experience. Unlike other tours, every film is handpicked and especially edited and produced for the tour by a team of expert film makers. They then show the films at the same time as they premiere in Europe which means you get them before they appear online or in other festivals.

No casting. No actors. No makeup. This is real.
Chasing Smoke
Date Wed 24th Oct 2018 to Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Presented by Casus Circus and Cluster Arts in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse.

Chasing Smoke is an evocative and triumphant performance by Australia’s only Indigenous contemporary circus ensemble.

Both playful and brave, Chasing Smoke is the spark that ignites the question ‘Who am I?’, when you have 40,000 years of history to sift through in search of an answer. Take a glimpse into the world’s oldest living culture told through the artform of contemporary circus.

A dynamic, fast-moving and touching performance, Chasing Smoke stokes the fires of identity, challenge and success for a unique cohort of young Australians.

Chasing Smoke was made possible and created through the Circus Oz BLAKflip Program.

This project has been supported by The Bridge, an initiative of Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane City Council.
Island Vibe Festival
Date Thu 25th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
Held annually on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) over the last weekend of October, Island Vibe Festival is a multi-faceted celebration of music, dance, art and Island culture that includes art exhibitions, creative and educative workshops, film screenings, talks, cabaret, circus, eco-food and craft markets. Four stages are host to over 80 mighty reggae, roots, soul and electronic acts - including Indigenous and Pacific Islander dance and cultural groups.

Their festival has a strong eco and cultural focus, and is unparalleled by any Australian festival in its majestic location and experience.

Island Vibe is held at the stunning beachside location of Home Beach, Point Lookout. The second largest sand island in the world, Minjerribah, is renowned world-wide for its beaches, beauty and chilled atmosphere.

Island Vibe Festival spans four glorious spring days at the end of the whale migration season and is a family friendly event, free for kids under 13.

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to know more about their program and related projects!

Caravanning Queensland’s Pre-Christmas Caravan and Camping Show
Date Thu 25th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
Brace your elfs! From October 25 to 28, Caravanning Queensland is hosting their annual Pre-Christmas Caravan and Camping Show at the Brisbane Showgrounds, making it the perfect time to snap up a bargain in time to have you hitting the road over the Christmas holidays.

Visitors will get an exclusive glimpse into all the latest caravanning products with more than 100 exhibitors lined up to attend, with some amazing, never to be repeated offers on a massive range of products – even bigger than last years! On show will be everything from affordable to top of the range Caravans, Camper Trailers, Motorhomes, Campervans, Tent Trailers and Slide Ons as well as a range of accessories. Every exhibitor is a Caravanning Queensland member meaning show-gowers have the peace of mind that they are dealing with established and trusted businesses.

The Caravanning Queensland Pre-Christmas Caravan and Camping Show will be open from 10am to 5pm daily.
The Gin Dinner
Date Thu 25th Oct 2018
Let the fun be-gin…
Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside is hosting a four course gin dinner! Each delicious course will be perfectly paired with four Australian and international gins. You will also receive a cocktail on arrival, to be-gin the proceedings and delight your palate.

Over the duration of this three hour dinner you will be served: Tanqueray Rangpur, Tanqueray Seville, 78 Degrees Green Ant, 78 Degrees Sunset Gin and Brookie's Dry Gin.

A gin expert will host the evening, enlighten you about the origins of each gin and suggest how best to enjoy them! Stay tuned for the menu for the evening.
The Dawn Wall - Brisbane, presented by K2
Date Thu 25th Oct 2018
The Dawn Wall is here! Join them for this special screening presented in Brisbane by K2 which will include event stalls and on stage introduction to the most anticipated climbing film ever made.

In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California.

But for Tommy Caldwell, the Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing the Dawn Wall. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route.

More than just a climbing movie, The Dawn Wall is an epic and inspirational story that will take you into the hearts and minds of the protagonists and is to be enjoyed by all.
Live At The Lodge Number 12
Date Thu 25th Oct 2018
The 12th instalment of Valley Heat Records’ 'Live At The Lodge' features Molecules To Minds, Signals and the debut performance of Monsterra.

Molecules To Minds is a post-rock band from Brisbane, Australia. Debut EP 'Ascent Into Insignificance' at Apple Music, Spotify and Bandcamp.

Signals is a three-piece rock band from Brisbane. Genre-less to the point of fitting into a genre, Signals combines rich atmospheric and psychedelic guitar textures which transform to harrowing distortions of melodic existentialism. Afrocentric drum beats cultivate into hard hitting rock rhythms which lead a cacophony of instrumental explosions.

Monsterra began the same way any telluric entity begins. The convergence of three elements (Tyler Cooney on guitar, Sam Castan on drums, and Blake Lonie on bass) with complimentary properties resulting in a sonic jungle of monstrous proportions.

From their first point of contact at university to their inception as a band, and their musical explorations through a broad spectrum of musical styles both individually and collectively, Monsterra aim to provide unity in chaos, harmony in dissonance, and rhythmic landscapes with more facets than finely cut diamond.
Behind the Brew 2.0 - A Beer Club Event
Date Thu 25th Oct 2018
After a fantastic event on Ekka Eve, it's time for the next edition of Behind the Brew... And this time, they have a very special guest. 

Chuck Hahn, Director and Brewmaster at Malt Shovel Brewery will present at Behind the Brew 2.0. So if you didn’t know the legacy of James Squire before, you will following this event. Chuck is a fabulous speaker and always open to having a yarn about beer and his journey to becoming Australia's most prolific brewer. His story is insightful, inspiring and incredible, often mesmerizing those he's speaking to.
Meet the Winemaker Dinner- Brisbane
Date Thu 25th Oct 2018
You’re invited to join Rutherglen Estates in Brisbane this October.

Why not treat a loved one or get a bunch of friends together for a decadent evening of food and wine?

Join Winemaker, Marc Scalzo, at Brisbane’s Port Office Hotel for four delicious courses matched to some of Rutherglen Estates’ finest wines. You’ll be treated to some new release wines, back-vintage wines from the cellar, as well as highly acclaimed, award-winning wines from their current range. Each heavenly course has been designed to complement several wines.

Bookings are essential. Please phone or email to book.
Goodna Jacaranda Festival
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Goodna Jacaranda Festival is one of South East Queensland's favourite community festivals, bringing people from across the region to three days of non stop, free entertainment.

Thrill seekers can enjoy sideshow alley, while chill seekers enjoy all the free music and entertainment they could want. Plus there's plenty to do for the youngest members of the family.
Aeroflow Nitro Funny Cars
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sat 27th Oct 2018
The coolest show in all of drag racing is heading to Willowbank Raceway for the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car Show !

Featuring Nitro Express, Fast Company, Dark Horse, Stormtrooper and Bumble Bee and many more in an extravaganza of 14 nitro cars! These 4000 horse power beasts will take to the iconic Willowbank quarter mile, not only looking for wins, but also to represent Queensland versus New South Wales in the inaugural event at the local track the Queenslanders!

Also featuring the flame-throwing, wheelstanding funny cars - Nitro Sheriff and the Rocket Ship racing the full track on their back wheels!

A full support show keeps the action rolling from start to finish.
Just a Couple of Song and Dance Men
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018
Join them at 10am for a complimentary morning tea before the show!

Let’s turn back the clock and celebrate the wonderful era of the Hollywood movie musicals and the song and dance men that made it so magical.

In this sensational new show, Just a Couple of Song and Dance Men brings together the exciting dance routines and fabulous songs of legendary performers like Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Donald O’Connor, Frank Sinatra and many more in one glorious stage production, especially designed for your enjoyment.

Who could forget Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor’s dance in Singin in the Rain, or Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra in High Society or even Bing and Donald in Cole Porter’s Anything Goes and, of course not to mention, the extraordinary Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in Ziegfeld Follies.

With plenty of toe-tapping tunes and great show-stopping dancing, Just a Couple of Song and Dance Men gives you a sneak peek into the lives, the songs and the dance routines of the best song and dance men of all time, leaving you with a smile on your face and a spring in your step.
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Bloodstock offers a wide view of human commonality and care. In this new installation, Julie Vulcan considers the anonymous blood donor standing invisibly at the threshold of life and death. Engaging with notions of kin beyond our immediate family, this artwork considers questions around borders and inherited social prejudice.
CLB 3x3 Logan
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
CLB3X3 is coming to Logan!

Three days of exhilarating FIBA 3x3 half court action, food trucks, music and more!

Registrations are now open. Simply click on the relevant link on their website to register.

Have questions? Need assistance when registering? Email the CLB crew for more information.

They look forward to seeing you on the court!

This event is proudly brought to you by the Logan City Council

Please note: Times may vary depending on the number of registrations they receive.
Writers and Ideas
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Fri 23rd Nov 2018
Indulge your curiosity as the world’s most intriguing idea-makers converge once again for Brisbane Powerhouse Spring/Summer Writers+Ideas series. From October 2, a range of mind-expanding events will bring together a captivating cross-section of authors, journalists and comedians to enthral and entertain attendees in a provocative and intimate venue. The expanded 2018 program features a diverse selection of topics including cooking when you are more likely to burn water plus feuds, politics, friendships and much more.

Spring/Summer highlights include ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (26 October) in conversation as he chats about his new autobiography; one of Australia’s best-loved television and media personalities, Annabel Crabb (2 November) and ABC Radio’s Rebecca Levingston as they wax lyrical about Crabb’s new book plus another instant classic, brimming with tips, techniques and recipes from one of Australia’s most cherished cooks and food educators Stephanie Alexander (8 November) not to be missed.

For tickets and more information, visit Brisbane Powerhouse website. Writers+Ideas is supported by O’Neill Architecture.
Growl Theatre Presents 'Fumo Negli Occhi' - An Italian Language Production
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sat 3rd Nov 2018
They’re bringing Italian theatre back to Brisbane!
After last year’s sell-out Italian language production, Danteatro and Growl Theatre are collaborating again to present a show entirely in Italian.

With English translation displayed above the stage (surtitles) for those who don’t speak the language, or for hearing impaired.

Keeping up appearances in front of the neighbours takes constant attention to detail and clever tactics. And it is especially important when we are in the economically booming Italy of the 1960s, where the race is on to acquire consumer goods such as a fridge, a car, or a television set. Meanwhile, young people are rebelling - embracing revolutionary politics, rock music and… yoga!

Teresa Brandolini’s mission of upholding her family’s dignity and respectability, while the neighbours flaunt their superior spending power, requires her to maintain an elaborate smokescreen for onlookers (‘fumo negli occhi’). When her arch-rival, signora De Marchi, brags that she is off to the Isle of Capri just for the weekend, Teresa plans her revenge, Brandolini-style! Will she win out in the reputation stakes, or will the antics of family members, the maid, and an oppressed, non-unionised burglar spin things wildly out of her control?
Christmas in Cleveland Craft Fair
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
The Christmas in Cleveland Craft Fair is a craft show featuring the handmade work of 45 local and South East Queensland craft persons with all the work for sale at reasonable prices. The Show will be held at the Cleveland Assembly Hall.

The Craft Fair will have a Christmas theme with Christmas decorations and other Christmas items such as table runners, wall hangings, Santas, Saint Nicholas, reindeer and snowmen. In addition, there will be a large variety of other handmade crafts on display including country rag dolls, country woodwork, stitchery, country baskets, hand bags, jewellery, lavender products, gift cards and much more. This presents a wonderful opportunity to purchase that special Christmas gift.

The Craft Fair will raise funds for Kim Walters Choices Program for Breast Cancer Wesley Hospital.

Admission is free although a donation to Kim Walters Choices Program is greatly appreciated.
Ferrari Park Markets Laidley
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sat 22nd Jun 2019
Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of their local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies.

Laidley Markets are held on the fourth Saturday of the Month in Ferrari Park Patrick Street, Laidley from 6am to 12pm.
HMCCQ Bike Swap
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
Australia's largest motorcycle-only swap meet. Plenty of vendor sites and camping available.

Gates open to general public 6am Saturday and Sunday.

No dogs, car parts or bric-a-brac.

Armband allows multiple entry Saturday and Sunday.
Bike show 8am to 11 am Sunday.

Classes 1930s - 1986, competition and custom.

Manly Harbour Village Halloween Street Party 2018
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
A day of street and stage entertainment, children's activities, Harbourside Eat Street, on water activities and displays, market stalls, rides and amusements.

Along the Halloween theme, attendees are encouraged to dress-up - taking inspiration from anything from ghosts and goblins to contemporary pop culture.

The dusk street parade is a highlight featuring marching bands, fire twirlers, vintage cars and more. Plus attendees are welcome to join in!

A spectacular fireworks display concludes the night.

The event is book-ended by a Friday evening fun-run and Free Movie in the Park and Sunday Creative Markets and recovery brunch at local cafes.

Carl Barron, Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Carl Barron Drinking With a Fork

It seems audiences just can’t get enough Carl Barron, having smashed box office records, this is your last chance to experience the magic of Carl Barron’s Drinking With A Fork before it’s released as a live special.
After sell out shows across Australia and New Zealand over the last four years, a UK and US tour and an appearance at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, don’t miss Australia’s most popular live comedian* and the opportunity to see one of Australia’s great comedic minds at work as he presents a hilarious evening of stand up with a bit of guitar.

With a non-threatening observational style of comedy and original approach he touches the hearts of every audience. Carl has sold more live stand-up comedy DVDs than any other comedian in Australian retail history.

Be there for a night where Carl blends structure with chance, or as he likes to call it – drinking with a fork. It’s your last chance!!!

Please note that minimum age admitted is strictly 16+. No babies permitted.
North Moreton Queensland Orchid Council Summer Orchid Show
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
The colours, perfume and varieties of orchids on the show benches will delight the senses at the North Moreton Queensland Orchid Council Inc Summer Show. Whether you are a long time lover of these desirable plants or are just an admirer who would like to know a little more, their show is for you.

Resisting the urge to buy just one will be difficult with the large selection of plants for sale.

If you need advice, there are many experts who can advise on the best type of plant to buy or how to grow those you already have. Trade tables selling fertiliser, pots, bark and other requirements will be on site. There will also be potting demonstrations held regularly throughout the weekend.

Charity group Be Uplifted Breast Cancer Support group will have a delightful range of craft for sale. A raffle to win a box of assorted orchids and foliage will be held (drawn at 3pm Sunday and winner advised by phone). Light refreshments are available. The event is wheelchair friendly and tour buses are welcome.

Lawrence Mooney: An Evening With Malcolm Turnbull - Brisbane
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Malcolm Bligh Turnbull is often ridiculed for being out of touch, aloof and ultimately humourless. Now it’s time to discover the real Malcolm Turnbull – witty, charming, erudite and sexually explosive. Come and spend an evening with Malcolm.

“Lawrence Mooney is a fierce and fearless hunter of the funny who deserves his reputation as a master of the form” - The Age

This show has content that may offend. Strong language warning.
Not suitable for under 15.
Neon Tiger
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sat 17th Nov 2018
World Premiere: A La Boite Production in Association with Brisbane Powerhouse.

Neon Tiger is written by Julia-Rose Lewis and Composed by Gillian Cosgriff.

A wild love story, the adult gap-year you never knew you needed. Fast, frivolous and continuously flashing, the always-awake playground of a tourist mecca in Bangkok paints the scene for Neon Tiger; a roaring new Australian play with songs.

Andy is an Australian traveller outrunning her broken heart. She has taken residence as a host at a Bangkok party-district karaoke bar where she meets Thai-American Arisa, who’s on a personal quest to connect with her mother’s culture. When the two meet, sparks fly.

Three of Australia’s boldest voices, Gillian Cosgriff, Kat Henry and Julia Rose-Lewis unleash Neon Tiger, a wild love story to the best of Bangkok’s back alleys and go-go bars.
SUEZ Cox Plate Day
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Come along for an action-packed day of live racing on the track plus world class entertainment, food and fashion all in once place. This is one social event not to be missed!

You'll be on the edge of your seat with a nine race programme plus all the interstate racing live on the big screens around the course.

The Billy J Boutique Fashions on the Field competition will be taking place with plenty of amazing prizes up for grabs to be taken out by stylish punters. Embrace the classic theme of "Spring Florals" in both the Men's and Women's categories.

For those that are looking for more than just some racing, keep yourselves entertained with a flurry of fun including a free Arbonne Australia Pamper Station, pop-up bars and food trucks, and a live band after the last race to have you partying in to the night.
Neon Tiger: La Boite Theatre Company
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sat 17th Nov 2018
The adult gap-year you never knew you needed.

Fast, frivolous and continuously flashing, the always-awake playground of a tourist mecca in Bangkok paints the scene for Neon Tiger; a roaring new Australian play with songs.

Andy is an Australian traveler, outrunning her broken heart. She has taken residence as a host at a Bangkok party-district karaoke bar where she meets Thai-American Arisa, who’s on a personal quest to connect with her mother’s culture. When the two meet, sparks fly.

Three of Australia’s boldest voices, Gillian Cosgriff, Kat Henry and Julia-Rose Lewis unleash Neon Tiger; a wild love story set to the beat of Bangkok’s back alleys and go-go bars.
West End Fire Festival
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Welcome to West End Fire Fest.

Brisbane's Fire Spinning Festival!

The firetribe welcomes you this extraordinary gathering.
WEFF, as its locally known, is held bi-monthly in Orleigh Park. Spontaneously combusted in 2006 it has transformed into a free community night filled with music, flow arts, drums and a little magic.

This peculiar place is where you can meet new friends or catch up with old ones right in the heart of Brisbane City. WEFF is where many tribes gather to share and learn new techniques.
Join them and help expand the Flow and Fire Arts.

Families and spectators are welcome! Discover the wonders that WEFF has to offer. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

There is a lengthy love affair with the Circus arts and Orleigh Park. Keep the arts alive in West End!

WSWCF Academy Street Workout World Cup, Australian Stage
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
WSWCF Academy Street Workout World Cup 2018 is an international competition with 20 qualifying stages in 20 different countries and Australia is hosting one for only the second time. The top three athletes from each stage will compete in a 'super final' to be held this year in Egypt by the pyramids.
Step Up! Glow Walk
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Down syndrome Awareness Month is a time to recognise and promote the skills, abilities and talents of people with Down syndrome. It is an opportunity to increase awareness, educate others about Down syndrome and have fun.

“Will you Step Up for Down syndrome” this year to help raise awareness and funds for Down syndrome in the community and have some fun? Create your own fundraising page to get friends and family to come along too and to raise sponsorship for you to complete the walk.

You could set a “step” challenge for yourself or pledge to do something fun like completing the walk three-legged with a friend or getting together a team of colourful tutu wearing crew!

Funds raised in Brisbane go towards developing Health and Fitness programmes as well as supporting playgroups.
Walk Together Logan 2018
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
It’s that time of year again. On October 27, Access will once again host Walk Together Logan, the city’s loudest demonstration of its unity and vision of a shared, inclusive future for all Australians, from all walks of life.

Walk Together is a national event initiated by the Welcome to Australia movement wherein every year, thousands of Australians gather in cities and towns throughout the country to walk together in solidarity of newly arrived refugees and migrants. It also presents a means whereby communities say welcome to their newest arrivals.

This year, Walk Together is held as part of National Unity Week taking place from 20 to 27 October. In 2018, they officially join with Logan City Council, Reconciliation Queensland Inc and First Nations Peoples to welcome all their newest Australians.

The Walk will begin from the Logan City Tenpin at 11am and will end with a free celebration at The Access Gateway (91 Wembley Street, Logan Central) from 11.30am to 1.30pm. The celebration will feature live music, food and entertainment, and is open to the entire community.

Walkers are invited to dress in traditional attire and are encouraged to keep hydrated and take precautions against the sun.
Beefbank Annual Dinner
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
BeefBank are holding their first annual dinner to raise community awareness and to announce their new ambassador, celebrity chef Paul West of River Cottage fame. The night also includes the appearance of their second guest speaker, Brisbane-based freelance beer writer Matt Kirkegaard. The MC for the night will be one of the best comedians in Australia, Ashwin Segkar. There will also be exciting auctions of items including signed copies of Paul’s book “The River Cottage Australia Cookbook”.

The proceeds of the night will be used to help fulfil BeefBank’s vision of ensuring that all Australians have access to enough food. They are proudly supported by farmers and transport companies who assist through donations of animals and services as well as philanthropic donations. For the further information, please refer to their web site.

On behalf of BeefBank, they would like to invite you to attend the BeefBank Annual Dinner.
Manly Harbour Village Halloween Street Party
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Brisbane’s biggest and longest running Halloween event is free and family friendly with street and stage entertainment; on-water displays; markets; Harbourside Eat Street; giant Ferris Wheel; amusements and the famous Street Parade.

This attracts a cast of ghouls, spooks, superheroes and costumed characters with entertainers, bands and classic vehicles in dusk time parade.
Free Halloween Trick or Treat
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
Come along in your Halloween best costume and enjoy a free centre wide trick or treat, Halloween mask making workshop, spooky disco and receive a free Halloween Surprise at the end.

1.Visit their website to register into a free session or visit the Information Desk (located on Level two, near Country Road).
2.Collect your Halloween Bucket and Map from Information Desk and visit each store as located on the map to write down the hidden Trick or Treat code on each pumpkin in-store full of lollies to collect.
3.Once you have found all the hidden codes and completed your passport, visit the Information Desk again to collect your free Halloween Surprise.

They encourage everyone to dress up in their Halloween best!
Snap and Share #INDROTREAT for your chance to win AUD100!*

For more information visit their website.

*Children must be accompanied by parents/guardians at all times. Visit their website for terms and conditions.
Celtic Festival of Queensland
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Celtic Festival of Queensland is a celebration of all things Celtic. It is a free community event with live Celtic music, dance, collectibles, Medieval re-enactments, and much more.
Brisbane BMW and Westside BMW Ride for Life Challenge
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Brisbane BMW and Westside BMW Ride For Life Challenge is excited to be back in Brisbane again in 2018.

The Ride For Life Challenge will tour around an 80 kilometre route through Brisbane City and out to Cleveland before returning to the start venue at Northshore Riverside Park, Hamilton.

Participants will receive a jersey, breakfast, full police escort, mechanical and first aid support, and cycle guides.

They are pleased to welcome back Guide Dogs Queensland as beneficiary for 2018.
Yundi Touch of Chopin 2018 - Brisbane
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
Internationally acclaimed pianist Yundi Li tends to attract hyperbolic headlines wherever he performs. In 2018, he will head to Australia and New Zealand for his first-ever concert tour in this October 2018.

Yundi was propelled onto the international stage when he won first prize at the XIV Chopin International Piano Competition at the age of 18, becoming the youngest and first Chinese winner in the history of the renowned competition. Since then, he has been regarded as an international piano star, also a leading exponent of Chopin’s music.

One of the leading pianists in this generation of virtuosi will let you fall in love again with this most beloved instrument as Yundi brings his flair and warmth to music that piano lovers will rejoice in. From Chopin Piano Concert No.1 and Chopin Piano Concert No.2, Yundi shows not only his technical brilliance, but ability to convey intense emotion with personality and flair, as a soloist, and a conductor for his first Australian and New Zealand debut tour.

Presented by Harmonie Music Centre.
YMCA Rat Race 2018
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
YMCA Rat Race is back for its third consecutive year and it’s going to be cheesier than ever before! Join them on Sunday, 28 October for a day of maximum fun and ir-RAT-ional behaviour as you take on their cheeky four or eight kilometre obstacle course!

Teams of two or more will be given a large novelty inflatable cheese to protect and carry with them as they skid, slide and scamper across 16 obstacles and 10 Wild Cards. Be warned! Their dedicated ‘Pest Patrols’ will be out to run interference and ‘rescue’ the cheese.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! After successfully protecting your cheese and having a RAT-tastic time, teams can keep the good times rolling with free entry into “The Village” festival area. With wine, cheese and live music in the heart of Brisbane, there’s only one more question to ask – are you ready to get ratty!?
Global Champagne Day
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
Every year, The Champagne Dame creates a new show for Global Champagne Day! This year, Kyla will be showcasing Grand Marques Versus Grower—telling both sides of the story.

A ‘grand marque’ quite literally translates to a ‘big brand’ but in French the title for this group of Champagne houses has such an impressive and imposing sound and rightly so. Grand Marques are the biggest houses in champagne in terms of sales and the corresponding size of their brands.

Grower or ‘Recoltant’ in French is a producer that owns 95 per cent of the fruit they use for making champagne. Legally they can buy up to five per cent to supplement their production. Grower champagne accounts for just three per cent of champagne sold annually.

The Grand Marques however are not as 'Terroir-driven' as the smaller, growers of Champagne. It's not right or wrong, better or worse, it's just different. They will show you the difference over six champagnes—three grand marques and three growers who are instrumental in leading their respective sides of Champagne.

Price includes six champagnes and nibbles.
The Queensland Choir (performing since 1872) presents Handel "Samson"
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Queensland Choir presents for the first time Handel's oratorio "Samson".

Composed within a few weeks of the completion of Messiah, Samson tells the story of the legendary Israelite warrior, his dramatic downfall and the terrible vengeance he wreaks upon his enemies. Richly orchestrated and full of brilliant arias (including "Let the bright Seraphim" and "Total Eclipse"), and suburb choruses that range from the solemnly dignified to the carefree and hedonistic.

This powerful oratorio will be brought to life by Queensland's premier chorus and a superb cast of soloists including Jaewoo Kim (tenor), Leanne Kenneally (soprano), Amy Wilkinson (soprano), David Hibbard (bass) and Brett Holland (bass) with the Sinfonia of St Andrews by conducted by Kevin Power.

Not to be missed!
Ferny Hills Picnic In the Park
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
Pack your picnic blanket and treat Nan and Pop to a morning of mouth-watering food, live music and kids rides and activities at the 2018 Ferny Hills Picnic in the Park. Join Moreton Bay Regional Council for a morning of family fun celebrating National Grandparents Day.

Make them a special present with free arts and crafts, or challenge them to a game of giant jenga, ten pin bowling or a jumbo egg and spoon race. There will also be a free cuddly animal farm, AUD2 carnival rides plus market stalls and plenty of information about local services and providers in the area.

Don’t forget to pack your picnic rug and tuck into some of Brisbane’s best food trucks serving up everything from delicious coffee and beverages to mouth-watering waffles, crepes and more. Plus everyone’s favourite Aussie sausage sizzle by the Arana Hills SES.

Ferny Hills Picnic in the Park is a free event presented by Moreton Bay Regional Council and proudly supported by Councillor Matt Constance.

For more information or to take part in the Ferny Hills Picnic in the Park, visit Moreton Bay Regional Council website.
Zombie Apocalypse
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Zombies have risen, and they're coming for you!

This halloween, the undead will be taking over Spec Ops Paintball, and an army is needed to fight them off!

Out of the darkness, they'll come lurching towards you, mouths dripping with blood.

They want your brains and they'll stop at nothing to get them, unless you can vanquish their leader first...

It's the Spec Ops Zombie Apocalypse, only the strongest and most fearless mortals will survive.

Will you be among them?

Tiddas in Business and SheEO - Doing Deadly Business Together Brisbane Luncheon
Date Mon 29th Oct 2018
Indigenous Business Month is all about celebrating the strength and diversity of Indigenous Businesses. Please join them for a special Tiddas in Business Luncheon to mark the occasion.

This event will be hosted by Carol Vale, Murawin Managing Director, a Dunghutti businesswoman with a passion for supporting women in business. Carol created Tiddas in Business with the ultimate aim of creating a space for women in business or wanting to get into business, to connect, network and share knowledge as they travel along their business journeys. She is particularly driven by a desire to see the lives of Indigenous women transformed through unleashing their economic potential. At this event, Carol will share her experience about becoming a SheEO Activator, where she joins a global community of women who are using their capital, buying power, networks and expertise in support of women-led ventures. There will also be plenty of time for networking.

The event will also feature a Panel Discussion featuring guest speakers and their friends from Indigenous Chambers of Commerce, Supply Nation and IBA, to talk about opportunities for Indigenous women in the business sector.

Included with your ticket is a beautiful and delicious buffet lunch and softdrinks.
Tina Dinte Art Exhibition
Date Tue 30th Oct 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
In collaboration with the Redlands Art Gallery, Tina Dinte is proud to have a new exhibition in beautiful Cleveland.

Her artwork will be on display in the RAG Red Box within a premises in Bloomfield Street. On show will be artwork full of colour and intricate details plus a selection of bespoke homewares.

The exhibition will be manned by Tina for the entire week so please drop by and say hello. She would love to chat to you about her creations and if you want to see some live painting, she will be working on some new artworks during the week.

Tuesday 30 October to Sunday 4 November from 9am to 5pm daily.

The RAG Red Box Pop-Up Gallery is a Redland Art Gallery (RAG) 15th Birthday initiative showcasing local artists and sharing their love of the visual arts with the community.

All artwork on display will be available for sale.
The Conjuring Screening, Halloween Fright Night- Big Screen on the Green
Date Wed 31st Oct 2018
If you’re hungry for horror flicks this Halloween, they double dare you to head to Big Screen On The Green for the most bone chilling event in all of Brisbane!

Featuring The Conjuring on the biggest screen in the southern hemisphere, there’s no escaping this thriller once you’re there! The atmosphere will be tense and unnerving, as you watch on from your picnic rug surrounded by a pitch black field and the looming abandoned grandstands of Eagle Farm Racecourse.

And if that isn’t enough to give you the heebie jeebies, then they must warn you to exercise caution as it is rumoured that a plagued spirit haunts the grounds after dark. Perhaps on this night you will spot his silhouette up in the disused race callers tower, watching, waiting…

Hire one of their bean bags or picnic rugs on the night (Picnic Blankets AUD12, Bean Bags AUD8, Blankets for warmth AUD50. These are available on a first in, first served basis. Alternatively, you can bring your own bean bags, cushions, blankets and rugs.

Food and beverage available for purchase. Please note that external food and beverages are not permitted.
Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018
Winner of the Percy Grainger Second Prize at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, Tarasevich-Nikolaev will delight classical music fans across 16 venues in regional cities with a program including Mozart’s Fantasia in D minor K.397, Chopin’s Berceuse Op.57, Rachmaninoff’s 6 Moments musicaux Op.16 and more.

The grandson of famous Russian pianist Tatyana Nikolayeva, Arseny made his public debut at the age of nine with the Bryansk City Chamber Orchestra. He has since won the Fifth International Scriabin Piano Competition, was awarded second prize for the performance of Russian music at the Cleveland International Piano Competition and second prize at the Grieg International Piano Competition in Bergen.

His debut album, Moments Musicaux is set to be released in late 2018, after he signed an exclusive deal with Decca Classics and Universal Music immediately following the 2016 Competition.

This performance will be held in the Cunningham room.
Isuzu Queensland Open
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
The return of the 2018 Isuzu Queensland Open to The Brisbane Golf Club will be a record 21st time the Yeerongpilly course has hosted the prestigious tournament.

The unique format allows both professionals and amateurs to compete against each other to join the list of champions, including Greg Norman and Ian Baker-Finch. Gold Coast professional Michael Sim celebrated his first Australian victory last year after emerging from a gripping four-way tie, with a birdie on the 72nd hole.

Experience all the drama and excitement of the Isuzu Queensland Open from November 1 to 4 at The Brisbane Golf Club. Family friendly and free entry!
Cthonica – Deathfest 2.0
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018
Join them at the end and the beginning of it all, where creatures rule the realm. Purge your sins, summon your loved ones and look into the abyss. A wake filled with Death-Jockeys, roving performances and installations to guide your transition into the next dimension. Have the night of your (after) life.
Sirromet Dinner Series - Two Chefs and Two Winemakers
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018
Join two great Australian Chefs and Winemakers in Sirromet’s very first ‘Dinner Series’ event held at Restaurant Lurleen’s.

Showcasing the best of regional South-East Queensland produce, enjoy a magnificent cutting-edge five-course menu with canapés, prepared by Guest Chef Chris Hagan from the award-winning ‘The Long Apron’, Sunshine Coast and our very own Executive Chef Mathew Fulford.

Each course will be perfectly matched with wines from Guest Winemaker Michael Dhillon from Bindi wines, Macedon Victoria and Sirromet’s own Chief Winemaker Adam Chapman.
We Live Here
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018 to Sat 3rd Nov 2018
This is their house. This is where they come together to create moments. Moments of waking, laughing, sharing, learning and loving memories. This is where their memories are made, this is where they are kept, even after they’ve gone. Welcome to their house, come share their memories, their moments. They live there.

A new work by Flipside Circus and Director Chelsea McGuffin. Commissioned by Metro Arts. Developed with Hummingbird House.
Bushland – Deathfest 2.0
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Lie beneath the trees and fade into the forest floor. A visually evocative audio work, Bushland connects you to the biochemical processes that continue long after you’ve lost consciousness, as you’re slowly and gently subsumed by the earth over thousands of years. Bushland explores, in poetic and precise detail, the human body’s decomposition. It is a love poem to nature and the body, it is both visceral and meditative—a chance to step out of time and connect to your body as never before.
The Dan Ford Quartet
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018
Originally from Canberra, saxophonist Dan Ford followed his passion for jazz and improvised music by studying at the Australian National University’s School of Music, is currently undertaking a Masters program at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. Dan has since performed at a wide range of events in Europe, and in Australia, including the Queensland Music Festival, the Jazz Festivals of Merimbula, Moruya and Townsville, the Canberra International Music Festival with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and at jazz clubs across the country.

Dan performs in a wide range of music genres, including jazz, blues, contemporary pop and rock, and musical theatre. He led his quintet at the popular Summer Sounds concert series at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, and performed live on Canberra’s 92.7 ArtSound FM. He has performed with some of Australia’s finest musicians, including James Morrison, Wilbur Wilde, and David Campbell. Dan can also be heard playing lead alto with the Brisbane Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.

The Dan Ford Quartet presents a collection of original compositions and jazz standards in a distinctive modern jazz style.
The Historic Commercial Vehicle Association Truck Show
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Explore the displays as well as a wealth of historic trucks, tractors and buses. There is entertainment and food on offer. This annual truck show is the largest meet of historic trucks and vehicles displayed in Queensland.
Ipswich Classic
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
The Ipswich Classic is one of Queensland Raceways stand out events, drawing a massive field of competitors in 2016. The action is non-stop from Saturday morning to Sunday evening, and it's a definite must-see event with categories like Group N, as constant regulars.
The Kings of Country Rock
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
An epic musical salute to America’s number one country rock legends: The Eagles and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Part one of the highly acclaimed show takes the audience on a musical journey of The Eagles – the highest-selling American band in U.S. Master pieces such as Take It Easy, Witchy Woman, Already Gone, One of These Nights, Lyin’ Eyes; Take It to the Limit, New Kid in Town, Desperado, Hotel California, and Life in the Fast Lane are all faithfully reproduced.

Part two of the show kicks into overdrive, featuring the chart topping sounds of San Francisco’s favourite sons- Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR).

With more than 26 million album sales in the U.S. alone, it was CCR’s take of Dale Hawkins’ rockabilly classic Suzie Q that set an irrepressible force in motion and making the band a platinum household name. CCR anthems such as Proud Mary, Bad Moon Rising, Up Around The Bend, Born On The Bayou, Have You Ever Seen The Rain, Travelin’ Band, and Green River are sure to get you toe tapping.

The Kings of Country Rock Tour is much more than a concert; it’s the ultimate rock experience.

Dress Code
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Mon 28th Jan 2019
Dress Code merges art, design, craft and fashion to investigate the diversity of cultural approaches to making, wearing and buying across the Asia Pacific, and how performing these acts frames our communal and individual identities.

Dress Code features newly commissioned work by Hannah Gartside, Emily McGuire and Grace Lillian Lee. The new works extend each of the artists’ ongoing investigations of collaboration, consumerism and identity within the context of fashion through artwork, installation and photography.

The exhibition will also showcase signature works from Gerwyn Davies’ decade-long career, alongside an installation by Lisa Hilli.

Gerwyn will be Artist-in-Residence at the Museum from 29 October to 23 November 2018. During his residency he will create a series of costume and still-life photographic works in response to the Museum of Brisbane Collection. Visitors are encouraged to engage with Gerwyn, to debate and discuss the social and cultural dimensions of fashion and identity.

Dress Code is part of the Museum’s celebration of art / fashion / culture this summer, complementing their major exhibition The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive by revealing how contemporary designers and artists are responding to topics of slow fashion, ethical collaboration and sustainability.
Padua College Derby Day
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Padua College Derby Day will be one not to be missed. Make the most of the fabulous Spring Carnival season and embrace the monochrome theme in Billy J Boutique Fashions on the Field.

Leading up to the crown jewel of Australian racing, Derby Day will have Doomben Racecourse awash with racegoers dressed in monochromatic theme of the day embracing the excitement of spring racing.

There will be Brisbane’s best live racing on the track plus plenty more entertainment around the racecourse to keep everyone enthralled. You won’t get a moment to blink with all the action.
Brisbane Dog Lovers Show
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Celebrate the Year of the Dog with action-packed pooch performances and s-paw-ting sensations at the Brisbane Dog Lovers Show, 3 to 4 November 2018!

The Brisbane Showgrounds will host the inaugural Common Woof Games as canine competitors thrash it out for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in a range of events including Dog Socca, Dog Basketball, Dog Vault and Barrel Racing in the Royal Canine Arena.

The outdoor aquatic program, Black Hawk DockDogs® will see the pinnacle of Australia’s finest aqua-dogs come together in a spectacular poolside competition.

The Pet Circle Stage will host an array of educational talks by the likes of Those Two Girls, Lise and Sarah from The HIT Network, Bondi Vet’s Alex Hynes and beloved television-vet Dr Harry Cooper.

Visitors will be able to snap a selfie with an array of celebrity dogs at the Insta-Pooch Zone, meet canines of all shapes and sizes at the Breed Showcase, and the delve into the world of adoption at the Dog Adoption Zone.

With more than 400 dogs and over 100 breeds, what better way to celebrate the Year of the Dog!

Bromeliad and Tropicals Show and Sales
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Come spend the weekend exploring bromeliads and tropical plants where garden inspiration is everywhere at the Bromeliad and Tropicals Show and Sales.

Presented by the Bromeliad Society of Queensland, over 20 experienced growers will be selling plants including bromeliads, tillandsias, tropicals, indoor plants and succulents.

The Society is proud to support the drought-stricken Queensland farmers by donating all proceeds from the Monster Raffle to the Drought Relief Appeal. There will be two winners with prizes of a total combined value of AUD500 in plants.

Growers and volunteers will be at the event to offer advice with books available for purchase. Admire the plant displays and competition plants where you’ll see these plants at their colourful best. Family friendly with plant-minding and refreshments available.

Whether you are a green thumb or novice gardener, there is something for everyone at the Bromeliad and Tropicals Show and Sales.
The Dream of Shangri-La Music and Dance
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
MCSQ proudly presents The Dream of Shangri-La, a concert featuring leading performers, musicians and artists from the glorious Shangri-La, Yunnan region in China. Highlights of the evening include Shangri-La Song and Dance Company renowned worldwide for their stunning theatrical interpretations based on the mythological tales of utopia from the best selling book The Lost Horizon by James Hilton.

The leading soprano, Yafen, famous in China for her performances with leading international conductors and orchestras, will entertain with her soaring voice performing favourite Chinese folk and operatic songs.

The popular Trio Ensemble from China will present classical and traditional Chinese music on Pipa, Bamboo Flute and Konghou. For the first time, in a collaboration of East meets West, the Dream of Shangri-La concert will include the finest Brisbane based ensembles, Southern Cross Soloists, the ensemble in residence at QPAC as well as the Australian Piano Duo. They will perform stunning renditions of Chinese themed music.

The Dream of Shangri-La is part of the 16th Brisbane Chinese Culture and Arts Festival, hosted by Mainland Chinese Society Queensland (MCSQ) Inc. This special event will connect Brisbane audiences with some of the most recognised and acclaimed contemporary and traditional artists in China today.
Chinese Tea Art Master Show and Ethnic Costume Show, 2018 Brisbane Chinese Culture and Arts Festival
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Bring your family to Brisbane Chinese Culture and Arts Festival at Brisbane City Hall to taste stylish and quality Chinese tea while enjoy colourful ethnic minority costumes and beautiful scenery pictures!

Mainland Chinese Society Queensland (MCSQ) proudly presents Chinese Tea Art Master Show in Brisbane City Hall as part of 2018 Brisbane Chinese Culture and Arts Festival programme.

A Tea Art Master directly from Yunnan Province, one of the best tea growth areas in China, will perform very artistic Tea ceremony at the Show to demonstrate traditional Chinese tea culture to the Festival visitors.

Between 2pm to 5pm on 3 November in City Hall, visitors will have chances to share excellent tasty tea offered from the Tea Master Miss Zhu Jie.

At the Festival afternoon programme from 2pm to 5pm, there are also Colourful Yunnan Ethnic Costume Show and Yunnan Scenery and Customs Photo Display.

Yunnan, is a land of various ethnic groups, colourful cultures, landscapes, natural sceneries and creatures where one could taste the most aspects of the planet, which makes it one of the best travel destinations in the world.

All afternoon programmes are free to the public!

Against The Grain Festival 2018
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Returning with its third annual installment and most ambitious line up to date, today GRAIN ZINE announce the line up for Against The GRAIN Festival 2018. The bill is filled to the brim with Australia's most exciting established and up-and-coming talent including City Calm Down, Tiny Little Houses, Maddy Jane and more.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 will see 20 interstate and local artists will perform across three of Brisbane's favourite venues; The Foundry, The Brightside and The Valley Drive-In (The Brightside car-park).
Movies in the Park: Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Long Haul
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Pack a picnic and get outdoors with the family at this free movie event.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Comedy/Family , PG , 91 minutes).

A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention. This family cross-country adventure turns into an experience the Heffleys will never forget.

Date: Saturday 3 November
Time: 7pm to 8.45pm
Location: Cameron Park, 95A Brisbane Road, Booval Queensland
Traditional Chinese Embroidery Fine Artwork Display - Brisbane Chinese Culture and Arts Festival
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
As part of 2018 Brisbane Chinese Culture and Arts Festival programme, there is a special exhibition of Traditional Chinese Embroidery Fine Artworks in Brisbane City Hall on 3 November between 2pm to 5pm.

All displayed artworks are created by Master Artist Ms Jenny Gao, who came from Qingdao China.

The display includes some Jenny's best artworks, particularly the one, Chinese in Australia, a long scroll in 8.8 metres length with a total 360 characters.

It took Jenny over one and a half years to complete this brilliant artwork in early October 2018.

A good news for you is, on the Festival day, Jenny will do a live demonstration on site to show the people her marvellous embroidery art techniques!

In addition to this fabulous experience, you can also enjoy colourful ethnic minority costumes, beautiful photographic pictures and Tea Art ceremony at the Festival daytime events between 2pm to 5pm, all free.

Also at the Festival evening programme, there will be a fantastic music and dance show in City Hall, the Dream of Shangri-La for you to share.

Bring your family, visit Brisbane Chinese Culture and Arts Festival in Brisbane City Hall, the event cannot be missed.

Aussie Chermside and Taigum Free Outdoor Movie Night
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
New date announced!

Aussie Chermside and Aussie Taigum would like to invite you to a free outdoor movie night being held on the oval at North Star Football Club in Zillmere.

This is a community event and everyone is welcome to attend, so feel free to share with friends and family!

They will be screening The Greatest Showman (rated PG - perfect for all ages) on a giant outdoor inflatable screen. Bring your camp chairs, pillows and blankets for the ultimate outdoor movie experience!

The North Star Football Club will be holding a sausage sizzle and the Stars Cafe and Bar will be open, with all funds raised going back to the club, or feel free to pack a picnic.

There will be plenty of competitions and prizes on the night - including your chance to win a free season membership to North Star Football Club for the 2019 season*.

They hope to see you there!
Christmas Markets
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
There will be 100 unique market stalls from talented, innovative crafters, designers, artists and foodies. Great eats; kitchen corner cafe, anchor coffee bar, barbecue eats, calamari and chippery, ice-tea-it and more. Home bake stall. Free entry and parking. A great morning out! The markets will be on rain or shine.
Diwali Festival of Lights
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018
They look forward to welcoming guests to their ninth annual Diwali Festival of Lights, Sunday 4 November 2018 from 4pm!

Featuring authentic Indian cuisine, Bollywood dance performance, Indian classical dance performance, Punjabi Bhangra, Heena painting and much more.
Lockyer Valley Country Music Week
Date Mon 5th Nov 2018 to Mon 12th Nov 2018
The Lockyer Valley Country Music Week will have walk ups from Tuesday to Friday with a band provided and the main show is on Saturday.

A great week of country music at all levels.

The canteen is open daily with meals available each night, check the menu board for more details.

On Saturday enjoy a Bush Poets Breakfast. There is a cost involved and bookings are essential.

All those wishing to stay onsite (caravans, campers) need to make a booking prior to the event.

The Fratellis
Date Mon 5th Nov 2018
Quirky Scottish indie rock band, The Fratellis, are making their long-awaited return to Australia, playing a four-date tour this November.

Previously here in 2014, the band famed for the deathless, dauntless and iconic Chelsea Dagger, is on a 36-date world tour and will be hitting Fremantle, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to celebrate the launch of new album ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’.

Before they began recording the album, The Fratellis had some past glories to revisit and, at the end of 2016, undertook a 16-date UK tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Costello Music. Their debut album was a huge success and they won a Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act.

Jon, Barry and Mince Fratelli are excited about their return citing Australia as “one of their favourite places to tour as the punters are so into their music.”
Canadian Club Melbourne Cup Day
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
It’s the Race That Stops The Nation! Lap up the best atmosphere you could possibly imagine and make this year’s race one to remember.

Doomben Racecourse has everything you could need for the biggest raceday of the year.

There will be live racing on the track, just in case all of the action from Flemington streaming on every screen isn’t enough. Plus, live entertainment will keep the party pumping and the Billy J Boutique Fashions on the Field competition will draw in the fashionistas for some fierce competition.

Don’t miss out on the thrill – there’s just nothing like it!
Melbourne Cup , Hosted by Pig 'N' Whistle Indooroopilly
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
You are invited to the 2018 annual Melbourne Cup, hosted by Pig ‘N’ Whistle Indooroopilly, which will certainly be the event that stops a nation!

There are two packages available:

The Rekindling Package:
All inclusive High Tea in the Bistrot, three hour beverage package and the best seats in the house.

The Almandin Package:
Three hour beverage package in the Bistrot and the best seats in the house.

Come dressed in your finest (get creative with your fascinators and ties) as there will be prizes for best dressed, sweeps and of course, all the action direct from Flemington Racecourse live on their televisions around the venue!

To book, simply email them or give them a call.

*Please note that the above is an all-inclusive ticketed event and general admission to Pig ‘N’ Whistle Indooroopilly is free. They will be taking reservations for the Garden bar/Courtyard and highly recommend you book a table to avoid disappointment. No deposit or minimum spend required.
The Garden Races - Melbourne Cup
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
Calling all fashionistas, foodies and wagers! Frock or suit up this November because Pig 'N' Whistle West End are hosting a luxe party for the country's most beloved and well-known horse racing event.

Whether you follow the sport or not, Melbourne Cup is an opportunity to dress to impress, sip bubbles on an otherwise normal weekday and immerse yourself in wonderful atmosphere. The Garden Races at Pig 'N' Whistle West End promises you hours of laughs, entertainment, alcohol... And a lifetime of memories. 

Included are: Three hour beverage package, a delicious three hour canape package, oversized garden games to keep you entertained (if your horse isn't racing!) and live coverage all day on big screens around the venue.

For all enquiries including group or corporate bookings, please call or email them.
Melbourne Cup at Sofitel Brisbane Central
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
Celebrate in sophisticated style this Melbourne Cup Day as Sofitel Brisbane Central transforms into a race day soirée for the race that stops the nation. Choose from a bespoke collection of events; "At the Rails" luncheon in Thyme² Restaurant, "The Connections" Premium Veuve Clicquot lunch party in PrivÃ𩔡, "The Birdcage" Moet & Chandon cocktail party or "Past the Post" after party in Cuvée Lounge Bar, or "In the Paddock" Pimm's and Heineken pop up bar with Ubet station in the Sofitel grand lobby.
Covent Cup 2018
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
Join them on Tuesday, 6 November for Covent Garden's inaugural Melbourne Cup party. For this very exclusive event, they have partnered up with De Chanceny Sparkling Rosé and Husk Distillers (masterminds behind Ink Gin) to bring you two premium Melbourne Cup packages.

You can choose between two tailored packages - either their Royal Garden Party* (standing cocktail style event in their Royal garden, including hot and cold canapés throughout the afternoon), or a Three-Course Luncheon** (inside the restaurant area). Both will give you access to a premium Two-Hour Drinks Packages, including:

- Glass of De Chanceny Sparkling Rosé on arrival
- Unlimited supply of Ink Gin French 75 Cocktail on tap
- Secret Garden Semillion Sauvignon Blanc
- Secret Garden Cabernet Sauvignon
- Secret Garden NV Brut Sparkling
- Young Henry's Lager on tap
- Young Henry's Stayer (mid-strength) on tap
- Stone and Wood Pacific Ale on tap
- Soft drinks and juices

Both packages will include full race day coverage and live music!

Dress to impress as they will be running fashions on the field with some great prizes up for grabs as well as charity sweepstakes to the benefit of the Mater Foundation.
Melbourne Cup Lunch at Sirromet
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
Enjoy canapes and sparkling wine on arrival, two course lunch matched with premium Sirromet Wines, four hour drinks package; including Sirromet wines, beers and soft drink, live entertainment, fashions on the field, sweeps and the race that stops the nation played live on the big screen.
Isles Lane Melbourne Cup Garden Party
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
A cocktail style garden party taking place in the Brisbane's iconic Post Office Square Park. Expect gourmet canapes on arrival, fresh Seafood Buffet with Oysters, Moreton Bay Bugs and Prawns, Antipasto Grazing tables, slow cooked Rosbrook lamb roasted on the spit and a decadent dessert buffet to satisfy your sweet tooth.

A five-hour premium drinks package of Lanson Champagne, refreshing Tanquray gin cocktails featuring their new flavour range, premium beer and wine. Groovy music, full coverage of the days' races, fashions on the field, prizes and sweepstakes.

Dress to impress, for this is the event of the racing season.
The Long Tail of War Symposium
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018 to Wed 7th Nov 2018
Remembrance Day marks the end of First World War hostilities, but did the war truly end on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918?

As part of the Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation program, The Long Tail of War Symposium will explore the aftermath of war and the stories of what happened to the soldiers and nurses who returned home.

The two-day symposium will feature individual presentations and panel discussions from historians, writers, journalists and curators covering themes on returning home; health wellbeing and medical; remembrance; economic and social impact and the ripple effect.

Join them for this fascinating symposium that will reveal the stories of what happened next as they commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Armistice.

Part of Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation, a joint initiative between the Queensland Government and the Anzac Centenary Public Fund.
Melbourne Cup on The Terrace
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
Dress to the nines and celebrate the race that stops the nation at Brisbane's best new rooftop bar, The Terrace.

Located at the new Emporium Hotel South Bank, The Terrace boasts spectacular, sweeping views of Brisbane's city skyline and beyond, retractable rooftop and lush subtropical landscaping.

Ticket price includes a four-hour package (with Champagne), cocktails, substantial stand-up canapes, live entertainment, charity sweepstakes and prizes for best dressed.

Tickets are strictly limited - booking is essential. To book, please call or email them on the details provided.

Proudly supported by Mumm Champagne.
BEMAC and Korean Cultural Centre – Ongals: Babbling Comedy
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
The Ongals are Korea’s hit sensation comedy group who started out in 2007 as a segment on KBS’s “Gag Concert”, Korea’s longest running comedy show.

Since then they have taken the world by storm and have performed for some of the most recognised festivals including the Sydney Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the OzAsia Festival. Be prepared to be mesmerised as they hold their first ever Brisbane concert to wow the audience with world-class juggling, miming and beatboxing for a hilariously belly aching good time!

More information can be found on the Official Website. Tickets are free but booking is essential as seating is limited.
Melbourne Cup Luncheon
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
Come along to enjoy the Race that Stops the Nation! You'll receive a glass of bubbly on arrival.

Come on in and join them for a buffet lunch with dessert and watch the Melbourne Cup on the big screens.

Enjoy pre-drinks in their entertainment lounge followed by lunch in their Long Horn Bar and Grill.

Best Dressed Competition! Raffles! Sweeps! Fashion Parade! Live Entertainment!
Melbourne Cup Spring Fling
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
Celebrate like a winner and let the champagne flow at Oakwood Hotel and Apartments Brisbane!

Watch the races live from their panoramic Tennis Court which overlooks the Story Bridge and city skyline while enjoying a endless drinks for three hours, Melbourne Cup inspired designed two course meal, sweeps for their charity of choice, RizeUp, and prizes for their most stylish attendee!

Free parking onsite for all attendees.
Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company - Don Quixote
Date Wed 7th Nov 2018 to Sat 17th Nov 2018
Don Quixote is one of the signature pieces of La Scala Ballet Company. Showcasing sparkling choreography and virtuoso performances from an international cast of La Scala’s principal and guest dancers, Don Quixote transports audiences to a bright and enchanting Spain, replete with gypsy dances, fandangos, matadors and windmills.

Based on episodes of Cervantes’ classic novel, Rudolf Nureyev’s version of Don Quixote premiered at the Vienna Opera Ballet in 1966, and has lost none of the charm and passion for which it is adored worldwide. As heir to the Russian tradition, Nureyev’s influence is undeniable, from the rigorous symmetry of the ‘white’ act to the now infamous final grand pas de deux.

Set to Ludwig Minkus' colourful score, Don Quixote promises an unforgettable ballet experience boasting one show-stopping performance after another.

Italy’s celebrated Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company (La Scala Ballet) performs for the first time ever in Australia – and only in Brisbane – as part of the QPAC International Series.

Bringing their 110-strong company (including 75 dancers) to QPAC’s Lyric Theatre, La Scala Ballet will perform two iconic productions, both much-loved and stunning works of the classical repertoire – Rudolf Nureyev’s festive Don Quixote, and the haunting Giselle.
Honouring Tradition
Date Wed 7th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
"Honouring Tradition", is the first Australian solo exhibition by former Royal Queensland Art Society president Dr Kay Kane.

"Honouring Tradition" showcases a collection of exceptional drawings and paintings from Kane’s 45-year career as fine art practitioner and teacher.

Kay Kane studied at the prestigious St Martins School of Art and the Central School of Art and Design in London. She attained a Doctorate Fine Art Postgraduate Degree at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University where she would also go on to teach life drawing for 18 years.

Kay Kane’s paintings and drawings exemplify the skill and facility required to express the aesthetic purity of a subject matter through the use of line, shape and colour.

A feature work of the "Honouring Tradition" exhibition will be the impressive 8 metre by 1.6 metre quintych 'Restoration of Venus'.
La Scala Ballet
Date Wed 7th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
This November, Italy's celebrated Teatro all Scala Ballet Company (La Scala Ballet) performs for the first time in Australia - and only in Brisbane - as part of the QPAC International Series.

Bringing a 115 strong company (including 75 dancers) to QPAC's Lyric Theatre, La Scala Ballet performs two iconic productions, both cornerstones of the classical repertoire - Rudolf Nureyev's crowd-pleasing Don Quixote, and the haunting Giselle. The music for both productions will be played live by Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

This is a rare opportunity to experience one of the world's finest companies performing two classics in all their splendour, in an exclusive season of only 13 performances at QPAC from 7 to 18 November 2018.
Russian Resurrection Film Festival 2018
Date Wed 7th Nov 2018 to Wed 14th Nov 2018
The Russian Resurrection Film Festival opens with The Coach, directed by and featuring super hunk Danila Kozlovsky, the biggest name in Russia cinema at the moment. The Coach captures the emotion and spirit of the Russian football world, following Yuri, the country’s star striker, and his fall from grace and subsequent redemptive arc. The film is heart-warming and inspirational—a great choice for the festival premiere.

In The Hood is another Danila Kozlovsky film. This one is edgy and hyper-masculine action thriller. Also on offer are two films by Konstantin Khabenskiy, Selfie and Sobibor. The former is a psychological thriller and the latter is a Holocaust drama centring on the real-life Sobibor concentration camp breakout. Laugh out loud with Night Shift, the Russian Full Monty equivalent that also pokes fun at Russia's political system and culture. Lady With a Little Dog is a classic that will take you (five/ten/twenty years) back to your first love. Another romance is I'm Losing Weight, a light rom-com based on friendship and love. Jumpman is a highly realistic, brutal and gripping arthouse drama.
The Belles of Broadway
Date Thu 8th Nov 2018
Following her critically acclaimed show The Women of the 60’s, Gina Hogan returns with The Belles of Broadway, her fabulous new one woman show.

Gina began her performing career in shows such as Beauty and The Beast, Mamma Mia, and Cats, singing some of the most loved songs of our time.

For this show, she has selected her favourite songs from those musicals, along with others that featured in the movies that helped to shape her as a performer, including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, and more.

With her warm and engaging stage presence, Gina will regale you with stories from her time in those record-breaking shows, and dazzle you with some fancy footwork along the way.

IML Leadership Impact Series - Brisbane
Date Thu 8th Nov 2018
The Institute of Managers and Leaders is proud to present the Leadership Impact Series, IML’s prestigious signature events that celebrate the history, importance and future of leadership and leaders who innovate, inspire and make an impact.

This year the Institute invites esteemed international neuroscientist and impactful leader Dr Hannah Critchlow to the stage to demystify leadership through neuroscience.

Dr Hannah Critchlow dives into the minds of leadership professionals, using neuroscience to unravel the thinking behind our decision-making and behaviour to help us get the most out of leadership.

- How are our minds unique? Are our actions predetermined and to what extent can we change?
- How do our perceptions of the world affect our decision-making?
- How does fear and stress affect our behaviour?
- How can neuroscience help promote creativity and problem solving?
- What can we do to refine our focus and attention?

Join Hannah at the Institute's Leadership Impact series as she taps into the neurons that will help us understand ourselves, others and the world.
Australian Indigenous Football Championships
Date Thu 8th Nov 2018 to Sat 10th Nov 2018
The Australian Indigenous Football Championships is an Indigenous Football (Soccer) tournament that provides communites across Australia the opportunity to participate on a national platform to partake in culture, sport and an opportunity for further positive pathways through experiences and progression in the sport.
An Intimate Evening with David Hobson
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018
Tenor and composer David Hobson is one of Australia’s best known operatic and recording artists.

His unique talents have enabled him to sing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, win Dancing With The Stars and play such diverse roles as Rodolfo in La Boheme to Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

An Intimate Evening with David Hobson highlights a collection of arias and songs from his diverse career and spans the genres of Opera, Music Theatre and Contemporary repertoire. Together with talented pianist and guitarist David Cameron, this promises to be an entertaining evening of fine music making.
Brisbane Spring Summer 2018 Finders Keepers Market
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
The Finders Keepers are kicking off their Spring/ Summer tour - next stop, Brisbane!

The festival-style market will spring up in the fabulous Brisbane Showgrounds, The Marquee for three massive days.

Come along and shop independent Australian designers and makers, discover new music talents, connect with creativity and explore a range of lifestyle offerings while fueling up with delicious food.

Discover unique finds while supporting independent Australian designers and makers, grooving along to live entertainment and fueling up with delicious food.
Art de Noel at Sofitel Brisbane Central
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Mon 31st Dec 2018
Embark on an enchanted journey and discover the magic of Christmas this festive season at Sofitel Brisbane Central. From 9 Novemeber until 31 December, their restaurants and bars come alive with joie de vivre. Delight in a traditional Christmas Eve feast in Thyme² Restaurant, or choose an exquisite dining experience on Christmas Day; Famous Christmas Day buffet breakfast, lunch or dinner in Thyme², Family Christmas luncheon in Ballroom Le Grand, Christmas De-Light lunch in Cuvée Lounge Bar or Intimate Christmas lunch in Club Sofitel.
Bear the Mammoth – Years Under Glass Australian Tour
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018
Art as Catharsis is proud to announce Bear the Mammoth’s Australian tour in support of the release of the band’s sophomore record ‘Years Under Glass’.

Bear The Mammoth’s dreamy production and drifting progressions have earned them fair comparisons to the likes of Mogwai, sleepmakeswaves, Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Rós and Bossk. Their sound boasts a level of polish that easily matches, even surpasses, their post-rock contemporaries in both the national and international scene. Since their first EP in 2012, the band have since supported progressive and metal artists such as Anathema, We Lost The Sea, Jakob, Closure In Moscow and countless others, only proving this point further.

Over the course of ‘Years Under Glass’, Bear The Mammoth sets more than just a few elaborate musical soundscapes. Militant drumming patterns, howling, cold riffs and warm bass lines create something both weightless as a cloud, yet as grounded as an earthquake. Wrapped up with a flawless, crisp level of production and instrumental polish, ‘Years Under Glass’ has the makings of a post-prog classic from start to finish.
Broadway by the Creek
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
Join them under the stars as O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards host Broadway By The Creek.

The Savoyards Singers are celebrating 20 years of making music across Brisbane and South East Queensland and will return to where it all began back in 1999 – when a small touring singing group performed for the first time in their Ball Room at Canungra Valley Vineyards.

Their Spring event will spoil guests who enjoy opera and musical theatre with performances of classics such as Impossible Dream, This Is The Moment and Luck Be A Lady Tonight, plus many more.

They will supplement this creek-side spectacular with scrumptious share platters and an O’Reilly’s wine (or two!) while you get swept away with performances by Mary Ewing, Kim Kee and John Hills just to name a few!

Seats are limited so act fast to reserve your place.

On Arrival for 5pm Start: Glass of Sparkling Wine and Canapes then a three course meal (Entree, 2 shared Mains, Dessert) served Creekside under a canopy of stars and festoon lighting.

Dress: Cocktail.

Drinks: Cash bar available.

Bus Transport available.
Strange Tenants 'Militant Style' National Tour - Fortitude Valley
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
Iconic Melbourne underground ska band Strange Tenants may be 37 years young, but this year promises to be one of their most exciting and productive with the release of their eighth album Militant Style.

Featuring an eight piece line-up, the band is set to enthrall crowds with energetic performances across the country this November/December as part of a national tour, so music fans won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to catch these trailblazing legends of Australian ska bringing the house down once again.
Museum Open Day
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
Join in and explore more than 150 years of rail history at the Museum.

Hear The Workshops Whistle blown, take a rare look inside the historic Powerhouse and explore the Museum's exhibitions and grounds.

At 10.30am a Remembrance Day Service will be held at The Workshops War Memorial. Visitors are encouraged to attend and observe one minute of silence at 11am.

Enjoy a meal at the Museum cafe, grab food to go from one of the onsite food trucks or bring a picnic - the Museum grounds are yours to enjoy!

Free entry.
O'Reilly's Annual Bird Week
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018 to Sat 17th Nov 2018
Join Australia’s longest running birding program, now in it’s 41st year, at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat from November 11 to 17, 2018.

Home to Australia’s largest collection of sub-tropical birds, witness over 200 species of the 230 varieties residing World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park on daily guided tours.

The seven day event combines insightful live presentations from Australia’s most reputable bird enthusiasts (to be confirmed).

Naturalists will also get the opportunity to see mega-species such as the rare Alberts Bowerbird, not found anywhere else on earth. Other sought after birds include the Paradise Rifle, Rufous Scrubbird and Regent Bowerbird.

The diverse program will appeal to all levels of interest in birding, with three or seven day package options available. Please note, registration fees do apply and the Bird Week program schedule and guest speakers are subject to change.
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
Come on down to Tamborine for a sunday like no other! Full of beers, barbecue, good times and free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole fashion Sunday funday! They bring you the boys from Bluescorp for a little rockin' rockabilly day!

Bearded Dragon Hotel Tamborine is the only place to party! Blow up the pokies, kick back and relax from the garden of a Sunday. The kids can enjoy the playground! The whole family can enjoy the great food served all day, till late, both from the kitchen and the outdoor barbecue hut!

Book a table with them now.
The Armed Man
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
Brisbane Symphony Orchestra joins with the Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir to perform a moving and inspiring concert to commemorate the end of the First World War.

Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man draws on many sources, from the Catholic mass to the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Its blending of ancient and modern with Jenkins' deeply felt reactions to the war in Kosovo, makes it a fitting work to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War.

Also featured is George Butterworth's symphonic rhapsody, A Shropshire Lad, based on the poems of A.E. Housman.

The work is steeped in the composer's love of his country and the underlying sadness of leaving it to fight and, as was indeed the case, not come back.

Butterworth was killed in the Battle of the Somme in 1915.

Peter Sculthorpe's Small Town also reflects a love of country.

This particular piece pays gentle homage to all small Australian towns, each with its memorial to the local men and boys who died in the First and Second World Wars, and features two trumpets playing The Last Post.

Finally, the famous Albinoni Adagio, used in many films and most movingly, in Peter Weir's Gallipoli.

Picnic for Peace
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
Commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War with a day of food, entertainment, music and films for the family to enjoy. Take part in one minute's silence at 11am to pause, reflect and pay respects to the brave men and women who have served, sacrificed and suffered so we can enjoy the freedom we have today.

Enjoy performances from the Birralee Singers, the South Brisbane Federal Band (The Feds), Tim Jackman, a live reading of Elaine Acworth's My Father's Wars and more. There will also be guided conservation tours and fun interactive children's activities throughout the day.

Part of Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation, a joint initiative between the Queensland Government and the Anzac Centenary Public Fund.
Freedom Sounds Armistice Centenary Concert
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
A century ago, when the Armistice was declared, amazing scenes broke out in every city and town across Australia. The streets were filled with people, singing, cheering, dancing and celebrating that the war was over. On 11 November, the sounds of celebration will again echo across the river as Brisbane enjoys Freedom Sounds—a free concert at Brisbane’s Riverstage to mark the Centenary of the Armistice.

It’ll be an afternoon of great homegrown music from Kate Ceberano, Ash Grunwald, Pete Murray and the Australian Army Band Brisbane. There’ll be a variety of food stalls and even a kids’ activity zone to keep the littlest patrons entertained—with face painting, messy play, balloon twisting, giant games and fairy floss.

Gates open at 1.30pm, with the music kicking off from 2.30pm. Tickets are free, but there is limited capacity. Don't miss out—visit Freedom Sounds website today!
Bowls Premier League
Date Tue 13th Nov 2018 to Fri 15th Nov 2019
Come and watch the best of the best of bowls battle it out to win a share of AUD100000. Eight teams from around Australia and New Zealand will be there in November and best of all, it's totally free to attend. All four nights are broadcast live on Fox Sports, so why not pop in and visit them, you will more than likely end up on television! The atmosphere is amazing, this version of bowls is compared to that of 20/20 cricket, live and loud! The grandstand, corporate boxes, theme nights all add to this great event!
Ash Australian Tour
Date Tue 13th Nov 2018
Northern Ireland’s indie legends Ash finally return down under this November!

Inspired by Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Pixies they are known worldwide for their energetic and incredibly fun live shows that continue to delight fans.

This year, Ash released their seventh studio album “Islands”. Pound-for-pound, it’s also the strongest, most exhilarating long player of Ash’s career, an album which reaffirms the trio’s status as one of the most idiosyncratic and singularly thrilling guitar bands.

Ash have remained popular well after the success of their 1996 classic �”. A testimony both to the loyalty of the fanbase as well as their ability to continually to put on brilliant live shows that never disappoint. Their no-fuss set includes all their classics—Girl From Mars, Burn Baby Burn, Shining Light, Kung Fu, Goldfinger, Oh Yeah, A Life Less Ordinary as well as selections from “Islands”.
Ash are truly a band that you can never get bored of seeing!

"Ash rule. They are geniuses. Gods maybe." - NME
Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company - Giselle
Date Wed 14th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
Italy’s celebrated Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company (La Scala Ballet) performs for the first time ever in Australia – and only in Brisbane – as part of the QPAC International Series.

Bringing their 110-strong company (including 75 dancers) to QPAC’s Lyric Theatre, La Scala Ballet will perform two iconic productions, both much-loved and stunning works of the classical repertoire – Rudolf Nureyev’s festive Don Quixote, and the haunting Giselle.

With its hauntingly beautiful ensemble of tutus gliding eerily through the forest, Giselle is classical tradition in all its purity and splendour.

Featuring an international cast, Giselle continues to thrill audiences with its contrast between sunny village life and a dark and terrible kingdom inhabited by spirits.

A tale of unrequited love, betrayal and redemption, Giselle is the story of an innocent peasant girl who dies of a broken heart upon learning her beloved Albrecht is engaged to someone else. Resurrected in the afterlife by the vengeful Wili maidens, Giselle must perform the ultimate act of forgiveness to prevent Albrecht falling prey to their irresistible dance.

La Scala Ballet Company performs the unforgettable original Coralli-Perrot choreography in this revival by Yvette Chauviré, set to while Adolphe Adam’s score.
Passenger – Runaway Tour
Date Thu 15th Nov 2018
Following the release of single ‘Hell Or High Water’ and the announce of his tenth studio album 'Runaway', Passenger has announced his 2018 Australia and New Zealand tour dates. Along with this announcement, Passenger (aka Mike Rosenberg) has released a music video for the album’s title track, ‘Runaway’. The album has been largely recorded in Australia and will be dropped on Friday August 31 via Black Crow Records.

The British singer-songwriter will play a show in Auckland, as well as all major cities in Australia to showcase his forthcoming album. 'Runaway' finds Passenger embracing the epic once again—the melodies are unforgettable, the choruses colossal. Even though it was recorded between the UK and Australia with co-producer Chris Vallejo (INXS, Empire Of The Sun, Josh Pyke), the 10-track album was imagined as unfolding against a backdrop of American landscapes. And so, rather than following usual video process in studios or track-by-track, he and video director Jarrad Seng spent three weeks making videos across the US to capture the visual accompaniments to the aural landscapes.
Leading Digital Transformation - The Blueprint
Date Thu 15th Nov 2018 to Fri 16th Nov 2018
NKD CO, Australia's leading Digital and Agile Transformation experts, bring to life the fundamentals of their tried-and-trusted approach to Transformation. Inês and team share the approach they use when helping large businesses design and deliver company-wide transformation journeys.

This NKD COurse is jam-packed with interactive exercises and case studies from the NKD COnsulting practice, which serves a diverse cross-section of industries.

You will learn the art and science of company-wide transformation consulting so that you can drive your Do it Yourself transformations for your business.
Date Thu 15th Nov 2018
BEMAC is thrilled to announce that as part of their new BEMAC Presents series, they are bringing Tuareg guitarist and singer Omara ‘Bombino’ Moctar to Brisbane for a live show.

BEMAC’s new Presents series sees BEMAC partner with venues, agents and artists to bring Queensland some of the best international and national shows and artists to venues around the city.

Following the release of his fourth consecutive number one album ‘Deran’ earlier this year, Tuareg guitarist and singer Omara ‘Bombino’ Moctar who is currently on a massive European tour has announced Australia as his next tour destination. Travelling through Australia across seven dates, and headliner of this years Mullum Fest, Bombino will bring his captivating band to Oz performing a set list of classic favourites alongside the all new Deran.

Bombino first came to international prominence via his second full length album Nomad back in 2013. The album was recorded with Grammy Award-winning Producer Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and debuted at number one on the Billboard World Music album chart, earning rave reviews from top media outlets all around the world.
No Regrets – The Edith Piaf Story
Date Thu 15th Nov 2018 to Fri 16th Nov 2018
After three sold out performances in August, Nikki Nouveau returns for two more spectacular nights of ‘No Regrets: The Edith Piaf Story’.

Nikki Nouveau narrates the intriguing life and times of legendary Parisian artist Edith Piaf through song and story. Delivered in French and English, this spellbinding and romantic show features classic numbers Padam, La Vie En Rose, Non Je Ne Regrette Rien along with other timeless pieces.

No Regrets eloquently weaves a tale of passion, tragedy and triumph taking the audience on a musical journey through songs right from the earliest days of Piaf’s singing career, when she was singing on street corners, through to the peak of her career as the toast of Paris and New York and finally her tragic untimely death. Featuring piano and accordion by local musicians John Reeves and double-bassist Andrew Shaw. A must see for lovers of all things French and little sparrow fans.
Bombino Australian Tour - Brisbane
Date Thu 15th Nov 2018
Following the release of his fourth consecutive #1 album ‘Deran’ earlier this year, Tuareg guitarist and singer Omara ‘Bombino’ Moctar who is currently on a massive European tour has announced Australia as his next tour destination. Bombino will bring his captivating band to Oz performing a set list of classic favourites alongside the all new Deran.

Born in the shade of an acacia tree about 80 miles north west of the ancient town of Agadez, Bombino has a deep connection to his home. While in recent years the rest of the world has largely written off Tuareg as a hot and savage Sahara wasteland, a bolt hole for religious extremists and terrorists with little to offer apart from the oil, gold and phosphates that lie beneath its soil, Bombino would like us to take a closer look and think again. His feelings are beautifully summed up in the song “Tehigren” (‘Trees’) from Deran, ‘Do not forget the green trees / In our valleys in the Sahara / In the shade of which, / Rest the beautiful girls / Radiant and lovable’. “We’re a people who wish for peace,”
Malfy Gin Tasting
Date Thu 15th Nov 2018
With summer on the horizon, they've revitalised their shelves at Pig 'N' Whistle Brunswick Street and added a number of luxe new spirits... Including Malfy Gin. Like most Italian made products, Malfy Gin oozes quality and is steeped rich with tradition.

The key botanical additions in this gorgeous gin are lemon peels sourced from the Italian coastline. They're infused with alcohol and pressed in a basket press. The infusion is then blended with juniper and other botanicals before distillation. It's zesty but classic. Citrusy yet palatable. Bold and refreshing.

On Thursday 15 November, Pig 'N' Whistle Brunswick Street is hosting a Malfy Gin tasting, where you will have the opportunity to taste four Malfy Gins...

Con Limone
Gin Rosa
Con Arancia

On arrival all guests will enjoy a cocktail with shared charcuterie boards to follow. A gin expert will be taking you through each gin, how its made and how to serve it. Mingle with other gin-loving individuals, listen to their live acoustic musician then kick on into your Friday evening at Pig 'N' Whistle Brunswick Street.
Brisbane Bandits 2018/19 Season
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
Three time National Champions Brisbane Bandits 2018/19 season.

Come down to Wild Moose Stadium in Newmarket to watch professional Baseball, live entertainment, cold drinks, food trucks and lots more.

Buy your tickets online or purchase them at the gate.
Minden's Third Live Music Festival (Free Camping)
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
Weekend getaway of live music, four bands plus a Extravaganza Rock The Ages Show with 80’s theme party.
Up to three nights free camping other accommodations options available.

These festival are unique and only comprise of tribute and premium cover bands. No commuting or shuttle buses to event, camping right on the doorstep of the festival.

Come and Go from 2pm Friday 16 November until 10am Monday 19 November 2018 .

This is an indoor event in a huge airy hall with no noise restrictions. Bring your own drinks and food, there is a communal catering kitchen and barbecue, cold room and freezers to use.

Minden Retreat is approximately 20 kilometres from Ipswich and just off the Warrego Highway. It's a perfect place to relax among the gum trees, you can sit back, unwind and let the rest of the world go by. Enjoy a peaceful walk around the property and dam or cool off in the salt water swimming pool. Minden Retreat is a short drive from Brisbane and is situated in the beautiful Lockyer Valley.

Supporting Local Musicians and Keeping Live Music Alive.

Floressence 2018
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018 to Tue 20th Nov 2018
Botanical art combines finely observed detail with the sensitivity of artistic expression to create plant portraits. This annual exhibition by members of the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland includes both traditional and contemporary approaches to this specialist artform. The exhibition includes demonstrations, guided tours, pop up workshops and children’s activities.

Artworks and merchandise are for sale. EFTPOS available. Morning and afternoon teas are available.

Children enter free.

Image: Clare Loveband Strelitzia nicolai.
Karen Lee Andrews - Far From Paradise
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Karen Lee Andrews - Oceanic Blues Trio.

"I am so excited to go back Tour, showcasing my new music from my EP, Far From Paradise".

The roots of the sound are gritty guitar, glowing valves, lush tremolo and deep reverb in a distinctively fluid expression. This unique sound carries the mood and tones of the style are expressed in the rich, warm vocals.

“The sound is new, yet familiar,” says Karen Lee Andrews, who has focused on reconnecting with her roots since stepping away from touring in 2015. Picking back up her guitar in the Summer of 2016 was the catalyst for this fresh new Oceanic Blues style.
Live and Loud featuring Silk 'N' Oak , Sean Gagen and Ben Maynard
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
After a small hiatus, they’re back with their popular Live and Loud at Studio 188 series! Join them for a great night of sweet music, talented musicians and a good vibe, and keep an eye on what’s to come.

Silk ‘N’ Oak
Formed in 2013, Silk ’N’ Oak were originally a folk-rock duo, but have recently undergone an evolutionary transformation into a five-piece alternative rock outfit in the short space of five months. Still fronted by brothers Rick and Troy Saunders, Silk ’N’ Oak have five east-coast tours under their belt, a bootleg self-titled EP, three singles, and they’ve hosted two successful boutique music festivals in South-East Queensland, Australia.

Sean Gagen
Sean Gagen has had a strong love for music and performance from an early age. Known for his work as the front man of Ipswich based band Ball of String, Sean crafts noteworthy vocal melodies accompanied with the strum of his guitar. Through his career Sean has had the opportunity to perform the Woodford Folk Festival and received recognition for his song writing skills at the Queensland Music Awards. Definitely an artist to keep a close eye on in 2019.
Mona Ryder Lone Star
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018 to Sat 16th Feb 2019
For almost half a century, significant Australian artist Mona Ryder has challenged us with her exploration into relationships, memory and gendered rituals. Free from constraint, she has crafted a dynamic body of work through a prolific and playful experimentation with her subject matter.

Every element is of her hand: from the mussel shells preserved from meals shared with friends to scarlet stockings borne of Mona’s backyard dye pot to the furniture and objects she fashions, each piece shares a deeply personal story. Touchingly, Lone Star also explores Mona’s recent grief. Artisan is honoured to host this timely exhibition by an internationally regarded artist.
Carl Cox and Eric Powell's Mobile Disco 2018
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
After the success of the very first overseas ‘Mobile Disco’ in Bali recently, Carl and Eric are excited to announce the Australian and New Zealand tour dates for November 2018 featuring special guests: Cece Peniston (Finally) and Robin S (Show Me Love).
Carl and Eric will be doing what they do best! Digging deep through their extensive record collections and picking out their favourite soul, funk and disco tracks that they were brought up with and tracks that have influenced them over the years.  It’s a known fact that they have many gems in the archives!
‘Mobile Disco’ began in Melbourne, Australia with 150 of Carl and Eric’s closest friends. It’s gotten bigger each year with more friends and jazz, funk and disco loving fans coming along for the ride. ‘Mobile Disco’ is now a ‘Must Attend’ national tour playing to sold out boutique shows at some of the most picturesque locations across Australia. They embarked overseas for the first time, grooving Bali in fine form only a couple of weeks ago and will be also heading to New Zealand this November.
Revolutions Ferny Grove
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018 to Sat 8th Dec 2018
Active and healthy events presented by Brisbane City Council. Free skateboarding Workshops are here! Learn how to skateboard with their highly qualified teaching ASF Coaches. Learn the basics, improve your skills, land new tricks and have fun at the skatepark!
XSLF and The Go Set
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
XSLF is Henry Cluney, and Jim Reilly, who reconnected after almost two decades in 2013. They are the founding and original members of Belfast punk band Stiff Little Fingers. Playing a mixture of songs they wrote in the early days of Stiff Little Fingers (Including Alternative Ulster, Suspect Device, Tin Soldiers and more from the first three SLF albums), as well as a swag of material from their new album 'Arrup Bang'. November will see them touring Australia for the first time with Melbourne Celtic Punks The Go Set.

Tickets are on sale now through Oztix.
Bubbles and Barrels
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Summer is approaching so what better way to enjoy the warmer weather than with cold beer in Pig 'N' Whistle Brunswick Street's Beer Garden?

They're rounding the entire brew-loving community of Brisbane and celebrate what we love best... Beer. So, invite your family, mates, your mate's Mum and come down for what will be an incredible taste of Summer and what we have in store for 2019.

The Bubbles and Barrels Beer Festival is a collaboration between some of Australia's best breweries, joining forces to celebrate all things malt, hops and barley. This full day Festival will be an epic fun-filled day with craft beer, barbecue food and live music. Pampelle is also on board for those who prefer spritzes to beers! And if you needed any more reason to attend, all attendees who register before the event will go in the draw to win an enormous craft beer haul worth a whopping AUD1,200!

Get ready to mingle with the guys and girls from Young Henrys, Brick Lane Brewing Co, Stone & Wood, Balter Brewing, Little Creatures, James Squire, Coopers, Hawkers, Diablo Ginger Beer, Feral Brewing and a few other surprise Brewers!
Clovely Estate - Renewal Degustation Dinner
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Their final ‘Seasons Redefined’ event for 2018 is one you won’t want to miss. This is the ultimate way to welcome summer and celebrate their sensational seasonal fare and wines.

After their more casual events you’ve enjoyed this year, this is a renaissance of the degustation with exquisite and surprising dishes created by Brisbane’s master of the deliciously unexpected, their Executive Chef, Mike Kirwin.

Surrender to this journey into deepest South Burnett and regional coastal flavours, all lovingly nurtured to perfection. Emerge renewed with a fresh appreciation for the local wine and produce that sings of its origin.

Entree plus four courses matched with their award-winning wines. View the menu on their website or click on the booking link.
A Darling Affair- Bright and Bold Wedding Fair
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
On November 17, A Darling Affair will host its highly anticipated 2018 Brisbane Wedding Fair at The Brisbane Racing Club. Not your typical doily-drenched wedding expo, A Darling Affair showcases exclusively handpicked, on-trend vendors in an unrivalled festival style setting and with a Pimm’s on arrival, what better way to kick off your spring wedding planning.
Mandy Patinkin In Concert: Diaries 2018 Brisbane
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Before he was an Emmy-winning television and film actor, Mandy Patinkin was already a Tony-winning Broadway star. Patinkin, star of the hit television series Homeland and one of the most versatile and compelling actors, singers and storytellers of our age, returns to Australia in November for the first time in five years to perform in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Mandy has been described as “a classically trained but barely restrained stage actor. A no-holds-barred concert singer and a scene-stealing star of the big and small screens.” His stage performances are legendary, from his 1980 Broadway debut as Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita which won him a Tony Award, and his Tony Award-nominated starring role as George in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Sunday in the Park with George in 1984, to his later stage credits in The Wild Party, Falsettos, The Secret Garden, The Winter's Tale, Hamlet and Savages.

Don’t miss this rare chance to be mesmerized by the imitable voice and charm of a Broadway legend, the unique and sensational Mandy Patinkin.

For all ticketing information please visit the QPAC website.
King Social
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
Come on down to Tamborine for a Sunday like no other! Full of beers, barbecue, good times and free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole fashion Sunday funday! They bring you the talented King Social for a rockin' day!

Their favourites, King Social, are like a Piña Colada served in a flat-brim with a side of steak and chips. Refreshing and satiating. An eclectic Aussie five-piece, the group fuses rock, country, hip-hop, reggae, pop, indie and tight jeans to defy musical convention and transcend the bounds of any singular genre...these boys absolutely bring it! This is not the show to miss!

Bearded Dragon Hotel Tamborine is the only place to party! Blow up the pokies, kick back and relax from the garden of a Sunday. The kids can enjoy the playground! The whole family can enjoy the great food served all day, till late, both from the kitchen and the outdoor barbecue hut!

Book a table with them now.
Gillette T20 INTL: Australia v India
Date Wed 21st Nov 2018
Get to The Gabba to watch Australia take on India for first of three Gillette T20 INTL matches against India.

It is the perfect family outing with loads of entertainment from 4s and 6s, to amazing catches, fireworks, music and more.

Don't miss out on the fun and excitement and support the Aussies against India.

Public tickets on sale.

For group bookings (20+ tickets); Official hospitality and Travel packages visit the ticketing page on Cricket Australia's website for more details.

The Designers' Guide: Easton Pearson Archive
Date Thu 22nd Nov 2018 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
The Designers' Guide: Easton Pearson Archive features 200 garments personally selected by designers Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson to reveal the artistry, techniques and demi-couture practices that placed the label at the forefront of Australian fashion for 27 years.

The storytellers of Australian fashion, Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson's unique approach referenced art, travel, film, literature, music and emotions to create a bold aesthetic characterised by daring patterns, innovative materials, meticulous techniques and a sustainable ethos.

For the first major exhibition from Museum of Brisbane's Easton Pearson Archive, they invited Pam and Lydia to select the designs they felt highlighted the greatest innovations of their practice and to share the stories behind the evolution of each garment: the design process, techniques, collaborations, experimentations, successes and set-backs.

Wonderland Festival 2018
Date Thu 22nd Nov 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
As the days warm up and dusk playfully turns into evening, Wonderland Festival turns up the intensity with a unique carnival of burlesque, circus, music, theatre, comedy and more.

Purveyors of all things weird and wonderful, let them tantalise you with shows explicitly curated to surprise and delight.

Join us for this debaucherously delightful end-of-year spectacular.

Thank you to their Wonderland Festival partners: 4ZZZ, Archie Rose Distilling Co, PropMill, scenestr, Tryp Fortitude Valley Hotel Brisbane and Valiant Events.
Time To Go
Date Thu 22nd Nov 2018 to Sat 24th Nov 2018
Marvin was raised looking up at the stars and dreaming of other places in time. Luna was raised believing in the barriers created by society to keep people like her in their place. With planet earth moving closer and closer to climate shut-down, Marvin and Luna must now stare-down prejudice and hypocrisy so they can join the Ship of Hope, an envoy of climate-change refugees headed for the dunes of the great red giant. The mission is tasked with populating a new colony with the best that humanity has to offer. But what if you are not exactly what humanity considers to be its best? Will Luna and Marvin and all those considered to be ‘other’ be left behind to face the inevitable end?

Performed by inclusive theatre company Blue Roo in partnership with Centacare, Time to Go features a cast of 27 fabulous performers and nine outstanding local musicians. Written by award-winning playwright, Sonny Clark, this show is a must-see celebration of diversity.
Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra Mahler 8
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Mahler 8 Continues its long-standing relationship with guest conductor Maestro Johannes Fritzsch.

The Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra will perform Gustav Mahler's Eighth Symphony, known as the Symphony of a Thousand.

Featuring an all-star list of vocal soloists, complemented by a massive orchestra and a 500-piece choir combining the forces of community and Conservatorium ensembles.

This concert is one you don't want to miss!

Proudly presented in partnership with Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Thundamentals - ‘I Love Songs’ Album Tour
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
Following the release of lead single ‘I Miss You’, Thundamentals have announced their new album 'I Love Songs' will drop on September 21, while offering yet another track from the album, ‘All I See Is Music’. Pre-order the album from here and receive both ‘I Miss You’ and ‘All I See Is Music’ as instant gratifications tracks.

In more news, the hip-hop heavyweights have announced they will be taking their new album on the road for their ‘I Love Songs’ Tour. The tour kicks off at The Forum in Melbourne on Saturday November 10 wrapping up at Fremantle Arts in Fremantle on Saturday 8 December.

Fans of the group will be familiar with their frequent political commentary, but amongst an increasingly turbulent society, Thundamentals have decided to focus their album on what's been lost amongst the chaos: Love. As a result, I Love Songs is an intensely personal listen, focusing on love in its varying forms, and showing Thundamentals' undeniable writing ability in a more intimate light.
Mad Professor – Dub Electronic Tour 2018
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
The question is often asked, just how sane is The Mad Professor ?Judging by the contents of his character and by the results of his recordings and the variety of the artistes who has passed through Ariwa studios then he is certainly one of the sanest producers around. Neil Fraser began his musical career on the technical side of things as a service engineer for mixing desks and amplifiers. That skill and a good ear for "on key" music became his asset when he began building a four track studio at his home in Thornton Heath.

At school Neil was christened Mad Professor by friends who were amazed by the experiments he was carrying out. By the turn of the Eighties, Mad Professor launched the Ariwa label and released 'Come back Again' by Sgt. Pepper, then came 'Young Girl' by Family Love, 'Love Power/Love On A Two Way Street' by Divinia Stone, 'True True Loving' by Aquizim.
Ultimate Christmas Party Cruises
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Sat 15th Dec 2018
Many dates available in December!

Impress your guests this holiday season with a unique function experience on board Kookaburra Showboat Cruises Ultimate Christmas Party Cruise in Brisbane.

Your colleagues and friends will enjoy a sensational buffet dinner with seafood and unlimited bubbles, selected beer, soft drink and juice, whilst taking in the sights of Brisbane from the river.

Theming and entertainment is also taken care of, with festive decorations adorning the grand Kookaburra River Queens and grand Voyager plus live entertainment including Christmas classics and party favourites. The ultimate Christmas party cruise is perfect for office parties, Christmas parties and large group bookings!

Includes: Christmas themed Seasonal Contemporary Buffet with seafood, free soft drink, juice, sparkling wine and selected beer, festive decorations and theming and live entertainment,

Saturday 24 November
Saturday 1 December
Saturday 8 December
Saturday 15 December

Cruise Times:
Boarding 6.30pm
Departing 7pm (Eagle Street Pier, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane)
Returning 10pm

Book now. Call them or book online.
The Handmade Expo Market Forest Hill
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
Set in the gorgeous Lockyer Valley in the Forest Hill School of Arts precinct, the markets are exclusively Handmade/Baked/Grown along with a few quality crafting supplies for you to create your own 'Handmade experience'. This is both an indoor and outdoor market with up to 70 amazing stalls of products and food.

More information about the market can be found on their website.

It is free entry and loads of easy access free parking. Come along and join them for a handmade adventure at the market.
The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9)
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
The hugely ambitious APT series returns to QAGOMA this summer, bringing significant art from across the Asia Pacific to Brisbane. Overflowing with colour and life, this free contemporary art exhibition presents a unique mix of creativity and cross-cultural insight. Featuring more than 80 artists and groups from over 30 countries, APT9 challenges conventional definitions of contemporary art by asking us to consider its relationship to shifting social structures across the region. Explore a number of never-before-seen installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video from emerging and senior artists, together with leading works from Indigenous communities and artists.

Alongside the exhibition will be a thought-provoking cinema program, academic symposium, creative hands-on experiences for kids, tours, programs and special events for all ages.
Brisbane Fair Trade Christmas Market 2018
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
The vibrant Brisbane Fair Trade Christmas Market is on again for 2018! Word is spreading and anticipation is growing, as market-goers seeking ethically-created, handcrafted items from around the world await the increasingly popular Fair Trade market just in time for Christmas shopping.

With handmade items from artisan communities in Africa, Asia, South America and beyond, this unique market is a yearly celebration of global community partnerships, ethical purchasing practices, and shared opportunities to support vulnerable people across the world. Customers can find a myriad of designs, styles, and tastes, in the form of gifts, homewares, fashion items and more.

The 2018 Brisbane Fair Trade Christmas Market will be held at the Western Stand in the Track and Field Room, Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre, Kessels Road, Nathan (Old ANZ stadium) on November 24 and 25 Opening hours are 8am to 6pm on Saturday and 8am to 3pm on Sunday.

Entry and parking are free, refreshments are available for purchase on both days, free childrens face painting on both mornings and the market is fully indoors, with disabled access and air conditioning.
Tattersall's Celebration Season Race Day
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
Christmas at the races! Celebrate Christmas for 2018 at Doomben Racecourse at this family friendly event. Free entry for kids as well as free rides and entertainment.

The perfect opportunity for corporate or private Christmas parties with group packages available.

SEQ Trail Running Series - Round 4 at Bayview
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
South East Queensland Trail Running Series - presented by The North Face: eight events across South-East Queensland with awesome trails and guaranteed good times!

Round 4 sees the series head to Bayview Conservation Park in Redland Bay, with event distances of 7.4 kilometres and 10.8 kilometres covering sweet, sweet singletrack trails.

Proudly sponsored by Redland City Council, the Bayview leg of the series is not to be missed.
YG – Stay Dangerous Tour
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
BBE and Complex AU present YG (USA). YG is leaving the Bompton coupe for Australia and New Zealand this November for a huge national tour in support of his third studio album ‘Stay Dangerous’. The tour will coincide with his slot at Spilt Milk in Canberra which has sold out, making the national tour the only place to catch YG.
North by Northwest
Date Tue 27th Nov 2018 to Sun 9th Dec 2018
The box office smash hit comes to QPAC for the very first time!

The magic of film and theatre combine in this incredible production. Don’t miss Alfred Hitchcock’s supreme comedy of suspense live on stage! Two weeks only in the Lyric Theatre, QPAC.

Every twist, every thrill, every hairbreadth escape from Hitchcock’s original genius work is retained for this stunning new stage adaptation from director Simon Phillips and adapted for the stage by Carolyn Burns.

Roger O. Thornhill is a suave and successful advertising executive, abducted by thugs who insist he is a man called George Kaplan. Chaos ensues. When they don’t believe him, that's infuriating. When they try to kill him, that's frightening. And when they pin a murder on him, that's time to run!

From New York to North Dakota, Thornhill is chased by spies, Feds, crop-dusting planes and the inevitable cool blonde. North by Northwest is a lightning paced thriller that mixes glamour with espionage for a truly irresistible cocktail.
Laidley Christmas Street Festival
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018
Santa Clause is Coming to town Friday, 30 November 2018 from 5.30pm to 8pm. Patrick Street will be closed from 4pm to 10pm as Laidley town hosts the Christmas Carnival.

Events include: Twilight trading of local businesses, jumping castle, ham wheel, circus street performers, face painting, kids activities, market stalls and displays, food stalls, ambulance, police and fire truck displays.

Santa will be available for you to take your own photos with your family and friends.
Gary Óg
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018
After several sold out Australian shows in 2017, one of Europe’s finest folk and rebel artists makes his way back to Australia this year.

Gary Óg will once again look to take this country by storm after many highly successful Australia-wide tours through the years, which left audiences begging for more. Hailing from the Gorbals area in Glasgow, Scotland; Óg developed his craft growing up amongst an Irish community, which in past generations have immigrated to the area in the hope of a better life. “Many people, who were just off the boat from Ireland, settled in the Gorbals,” he said.

It was from these working class streets in Glasgow that he developed his penchant for Bob Dylan, Christy Moore and ballads of Irish freedom. He quickly started a band, Éire Og (meaning Young Ireland), which developed rapidly beyond his expectations and was soon immensely popular in Scotland, Ireland and most of Western Europe. Éire Og attracted impressive crowds, particularly in their ancestral homeland of Ireland—and it’s a place that Óg still loves to perform.
Light Up Your Christmas (Lighting of the Christmas Tree)
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018
The start of the festive season will be celebrated on Redlands Coast with the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree in Cleveland’s Library Square from 4pm to 8pm on Friday, 30 November.

The free family-friendly evening will feature live entertainers, roving performers, plenty of kids’ activities in the Cleveland Library and of course a visit from Santa.

The popular Christmas on Bloomfield markets will also be running from 4pm to 8pm. Families will have an opportunity to get a photo with Santa before the countdown to the lighting of their wonderful community Christmas tree.
80s Nightclub Reunion - Club Tropicana
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
It’s an 80s club party on the first day of summer with a Club Tropicana celebration.

80s Nightclub Reunion returns to Brisbane bringing back The Best 80s Club Sounds across two rooms on the top floor of The Hamilton Hotel.

Remember the greatest nights of your life, the music, the people and the good times? Dancing the night away at your favourite clubs? Well gather your friends from the 80s and have the time of your life . . . again!

In the main room Brisbane 80s Dj Royalty Dj's Parry James and Peter Tigani will have you dancing all night long to the sounds of 80s Dance, Pop, New Wave and Rock from Oz, Uk and the USA.

Get down and boogie in The Blue Room with the 80s Solid Gold Dancers and Dj's Les-Boss and K-Rasta for a night 80s Funk n Disco Grooves plus the annual George Michael 80s Tribute.

The tide is high so get into the groove of summer and dress 80s Tropicana.

See you on the dance floor!

Chillogan Chilli Festival
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
Chilli madness will hit Beenleigh Town Square and you're invited. Logan city's very own chilli festival, Chillogan, is brought to you by the producers of the successful Briz Chilli Fest held in Brisbane.

Chillogan will feature a jam-packed program from 3pm to 9pm - four from chilli-eating competitions, cutest chilli kid pageant, Hot n Spicy Pageant, chilli food stalls (and non-chilli food for the not so brave), market stalls, children's activities, full bar, chilli cocktails, chilli beer and lots more!

Live music, hot cars and hot bikes on display.

Get hot just watching the Tyre Flip Challenge!

No Straw
They are proud to be supporting the initiative to stop polluting their oceans by:

banning the plastic drinking straw
banning single-use plastic bags
banning styrofoam containers
providing segregated waste bins
encouraging stall-holders to use only recyclable plastics.
Remember to bring your own bags to put in all your goodies!
Carols In the Reservoir
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Sun 23rd Dec 2018
Are you ready for a new season of Carols in the reservoir. The people of Brisbane love carols, and what could be more mystical about celebrating Christmas than celebrating in the Spring Hill Reservoir, being serenaded by world-class performers singing traditional Christmas favourites with Carols in the Reservoir.

Be six metres underground, in a 150-year old water reservoir, in Brisbane’s central business district, in Summer as the snow falls for your Christmas breakup at Carols in the Reservoir! World-class performers singing your favourite Christmas Carols in Brisbane’s Underground Opera House!

Whether you’re booking for a night out with a friend, or a Christmas function, you don’t want to miss this wonderful treat, where you will be entertained by some of the countries best opera and musical theatre performers, guided by a charismatic MC.

Celebrate the end of the year, with Christmas cheer, at the Spring Hill Reservoir.
Peter Combe's Christmas Album (Live in Concert)
Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse.

The original “King of Kids” is pumping up the Christmas spirit at Brisbane Powerhouse with a much needed burst of 90s nostalgia and season cheer.

Although best known for songs like Mr Clicketty Cane (Wash Your Face in Orange Juice), Newspaper Mama and Toffee Apple, Peter Combe’s first Christmas album, Peter Combe’s Christmas Album, released in 1990, having gone gold in five weeks, is now indisputably his most loved collection of songs and the only successful Australian Christmas album comprising all original songs.

Each year he receives dozens of emails and Facebook messages from all over Australia expressing their love for this particular set of songs. This incredible enthusiasm has led to a national tour to sing all the songs from Peter Combe’s Christmas Album. Accompanied by a live band and choir, don’t expect any Jingle Bells or Rudolph, but songs from Combe’s much loved album, including the hit Happy Christmas to You and Wake Up It’s Christmas.

Peter Combe’s Christmas Album: Live In Concert! is a show for six to 96 year olds which will have you smiling from ear to ear while singing along.
Summer Soirée at Restaurant Lurleen's
Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Start your festive season celebrations in style with canapés and drinks on the balcony of the beautiful Restaurant Lurleen’s. Catch up with family and friends, whilst enjoying spectacular summer inspired canapés and a four and a half hour beverage package, including summer cocktail and selection of award-winning Sirromet wines.

The Summer Soirée does not include access or tickets to the John Farnham concert occurring at the same time as the Summer Soirée. VIP parking at Supa Golf car park and shuttle service to Restaurant Lurleen’s provided.
Baby Boomers' Christmas Fun-Raiser
Date Tue 4th Dec 2018
Book your tickets now for their Seniors’ Concert Group production of Baby Boomers’ Christmas ‘Fun’-Raiser. Their outlandish characters of Angels, Grouches, Elves and Snowmen compete in the event to support the annual Ipswich Baby Boomers’ Association community concert. This Christmas themed production will have their characters on edge as they compete in song with little notice of the Christmas themed song titles they must sing.

Adding to the evening’s frivolity, is special guest appearance with Queensland icon Ian “The Bear” Maurice.
Celebrating a Musical Christmas
Date Wed 5th Dec 2018 to Thu 6th Dec 2018
The students and faculty from the performing arts department celebrate Christmas through music and drama performing in the stunning ambient surrounds of St John’s Cathedral.
Actually Christmas: La Boite Theatre Company
Date Thu 6th Dec 2018 to Sat 8th Dec 2018
Starring Queensland’s first lady of song Naomi Price (The Voice Australia, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Christmas Actually delivers all the hits from beloved holiday classic Love Actually wrapped up with a sprig of holly and The Little Red Company’s trademark comedy and charm.

Relive the magic musical moments from your favourite festive film including smash hit songs by Mariah Carey, Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones, Eva Cassidy, Kelly Clarkson, The Beach Boys and The Beatles, brought to life by a band of Australia’s top musicians and superstar vocalists Stefanie Caccamo (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Luke Kennedy (The Voice Australia) and Tom Oliver (Velvet).

Bursting with nativity lobsters (yes, more than one), cinnamon sticks and endless fun, Christmas Actually is the ultimate silly-season starter.

Warning: Christmas Actually contains low level coarse language, confetti and simulated shellfish.
Forest Hill Christmas Festival
Date Fri 7th Dec 2018
Forest Hill Christmas Festivities has been a long standing family Christmas event for over 80 years. Come and join the fun with Ham Wheels, Santa and family, rides, food and drinks, free entertainment and loads more.

Fun starts at 5:30pm and the ham wheels start spinning at 6pm.
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at The Brisbane Golf Club
Date Fri 7th Dec 2018
This made-in-Australia globetrotting show is truly quite legendary, selling out in places like Sydney Opera House, Raffles Singapore and London’s West End. It returns to the Brisbane Golf Club in December – but be warned: it’ll sell out here too, so early booking is essential!

Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a three course meal along with plenty of laughs and audience participation in this five-star immersive show – a show that’s never the same twice, because it’s 70 per cent improvised. It’s great for comedy and theatre fans, as well as anyone who just fancies going out for an unforgettable meal and a hugely good time... it’s a multi-sensory treat where chaos reigns right from the start.
Royce Jenner Trio
Date Fri 7th Dec 2018
The recently formed Royce Jenner Trio consists of up-and-coming Brisbane-based jazz musicians Royce Jenner (guitar), Joshua Kehoe (organ) and Tom Henderson (drums). Following in the tradition of Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith, the Royce Jenner Trio showcase a fresh perspective on jazz, blues, RnB, and soul classics, as well as performing their original music.
A Christmas Carol
Date Fri 7th Dec 2018 to Sun 16th Dec 2018
Experience a Christmas tradition cherished each year by families all over the world. This December, Charles Dickens’ classic tale of compassion, forgiveness and redemption is brought to magical life in a brand-new adaptation by award-winning theatre company, shake and stir.

It’s Christmas Eve and Ebenezer Scrooge is spending his night like every other – hunched over his coals, counting his fortune and cursing the happiness of others – until a few unexpected visitors come knocking on his door...

Starring acclaimed Brisbane actor Eugene Gilfedder as Scrooge, and featuring live musicians, yule-tide carolling, innovative video design, lavish costumes and, of course, snow, A Christmas Carol is a large-scale, visual feast to set your spirits soaring!
Christmas Express
Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
Join Santa on a festive return steam train journey to historic Grandchester station.

Departing at 10am from the Museum platform, enjoy a two and a half hour journey through the scenic countryside.

When you arrive at Grandchester station, see the steam locomotive turned around for the journey home.

Bookings are essential and passengers are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.

Departs and returns to The Workshops Rail Museum platform.
Abbey Open Day and Boutique Christmas Markets
Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
In its fourth consecutive year, Abbey Open Day and Boutique Christmas Markets offers visitors a very special day out! There’s free admission to the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, the Abbey Church is open to view, there will be wide variety of speciality market stalls.

This year in true Abbey Museum style, an historical theme will prevail to surprise and delight visitors.

You will notice a slight Victorian theme emerging throughout the grounds which we plan to build on year by year.

Expect Victorian craft activities such as paper chains and Christmas crackers! Expect Victorian games , Skittles and Coconut Shy, and don’t be surprised to see a Penny Farthing or two wheeling around the grounds.

You’ll have a chance to dance under the big May Pole which will be a great way to allieve your conscience after sampling the yummy foods and treats from the stalls.

There will be opportunities to stock up on Christmas gifts from the stalls and the Museum shoppe.

Car-parking is free, there will be Santa photos in the museum.

Don’t miss this chance to take a look at the amazing artefacts in the Museum and to view the inside of the Abbey Church.

Brisbane Yoga Day
Date Sun 9th Dec 2018
Brisbane Yoga Day is a blissful day of yoga, health and well being with presentations from some of Brisbane's most experienced teachers.

Classes are suitable for all levels of experience.
Includes chai. Bring your own lunch or purchase from the numerous nearby cafes.
Queensland Triathlon Series - R4 Raby Bay
Date Sun 9th Dec 2018
Did you know that the Queensland Triathlon Series is Queensland’s largest triathlon series with events from September to March at Kawana, Raby Bay, Robina and Caloundra?

The Queensland Triathlon Series welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to compete in a fun, friendly environment. From the Kool Kids 7 years+ races, to the beginners getting a feel for a triathlon, to challenging yourself to take on the longer Olympic or Sprint distance races, there has never been a better time to tri!
Matt Fraser Medium With A Message Brisbane
Date Tue 11th Dec 2018
Wowza Events Presents Matt Fraser Medium with a Message.
Matt Fraser is an internationally-renowned psychic medium and best-selling author of The Secrets to Unlocking Your Psychic Ability.

Over his dynamic career, he has conducted thousands of readings for clients around the world, performed at sold-out events across the country, and appeared on numerous televisions shows and media outlets… all with the mission of reconnecting friends and family with the spirits of those who are no longer with us.

His vibrant messages of hope, comfort, and healing have touched the lives of all who meet him, making Matt one of the most gifted and genuine psychics living today.

Psychic Medium Matthew Fraser is Dynamic. Electric. The Real Deal.

At his popular Medium with a Message live group reading events, Matt connects those who have passed with the loved ones they have left behind. The messages he is asked to deliver frequently include names, dates, and locations he couldn’t possibly know, and only add to his long-established credibility as one of the most sincere and unpretentious mediums working to bridge the spiritual gap between the living and the deceased.
Snow4kids Christmas Edition
Date Thu 13th Dec 2018 to Sun 23rd Dec 2018
A real snow event in the heart of Brisbane with fun snow activities for children and their parents.

The event will operate from 9am to 9pm at the Piazza at South Bank Parklands from December 13 to December 23.

Activities will include falling snow, tobogganing on real snow and snow ball throwing activities.

Visit their website for more information and to book a ticket.
Gatton Christmas Carnival
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
The Gatton Christmas Carnival is a community celebration of the festive season, bringing families, neighbours and community members together. Enjoy roving entertainment, dance groups, rock along to local musicians, get some festive face painting and of course, the rides!

One ticket allows you to enjoy the rides from 5.30pm to 9.30pm. Ride wristbands will go on sale at 5pm on the day. There are new rides this year so be sure to check them out.

Enjoy a range of food for dinner from one of the many community groups on site. Take away a festive ham if you are lucky enough to win one on the Ham Wheel outside the Commonwealth Bank.

And of course, the big man himself will be there - Santa! Be sure to check out Santa's grand arrival at 5.30pm as he heads up Railway Street.
The Nutcracker
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018 to Sat 22nd Dec 2018
Welcome the holiday season with this beloved and magical Christmas tale.

When good children should be tucked up in bed, little Clara is still wide awake. The clock chimes midnight — and a wondrous fantasy world unfolds!

Led by the valiant Nutcracker, brave toy soldiers defend Clara against giant mice. Transformed into a Prince, the Nutcracker leads Clara on a magical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy. With the magnificent music of Tchaikovsky and lavish sets and costumes, Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker will delight the whole family.
Christmas by Starlight 2018
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
Christmas by Starlight will light up Redlands Coast on Saturday 15 December 2018 to ring in the festive season with performances from some of Australia's most renowned singers and entertainers.

Hosted by Redland City Council, Redlands' largest free community event will transform the Redland Showgrounds into a magical and musical Christmas spectacular.

The family-friendly event will feature a jam-packed afternoon and evening of entertainment, activities, rides and carols! A variety of food, drink and merchandise stalls will be hosted by local not-for-profit community groups and licensed commercial operators.

Christmas by Starlight has earned a reputation as one of Queensland's best professionally produced regional carols concerts and draws families from well beyond the city's boundaries to be enthralled by a star-studded line up of popular international and national artists.

Christmas by Starlight is an alcohol-free event.
Christmas Movies Trackside, presented by Coca Cola
Date Mon 17th Dec 2018 to Fri 21st Dec 2018
Celebrate the festive season and watch your favourite Christmas movies on the biggest screen in the Southern Hemisphere!

Bring along your picnic blankets and relax on the lawn or get a higher view from the heritage-listed Eagle Farm Racecourse grandstand.

Free Frozen coke or Fanta on arrival when you Pre-Register your attendance! Or book in now for a delicious hamper pack.

Arrive early (gates open at 5.30pm) to set yourself up and enjoy the free activities including face painting, Christmas carols playing and even an appearance from Santa!

The Big Screen on the Green Food Truck will be on site serving up a delicious array of snacks and drinks.

*Please note: BYO food and beverage will not be permitted, as there will be plenty of options on the night.
Twenty One Pilots – The Bandito Tour
Date Tue 18th Dec 2018
Twenty One Pilots, the critically-acclaimed duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, will celebrate their new album 'Trench' with 'The Bandito Tour'. The massive world tour will see them performing in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the United Kingdom. Aussie fans can catch the fantastic duo live in December as they hit Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane for all ages shows. After the Aussie leg, the tour continues to New Zealand for a lone show in Auckland.

'Trench'—which follows the Grammy Award-winning duo’s Platinum (New Zealand) 2015 LP 'Blurryface', which has sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide—will be out on October 5 via Fueled By Ramen. Just recently, the duo have shared two new tracks off the new record—'Jumpsuit' and 'Nico And The Niners'. The former is joined by an official music video directed by longtime collaborator Andrew Donoho. It can now be streamed via the duo's official YouTube channel.

Twenty One Pilots received a number of major awards and nominations over recent years, with 'Stressed Out' earning them the 2017 Grammy® Award for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” alongside four additional nods.
A Very Kransky Christmas
Date Tue 18th Dec 2018 to Sat 22nd Dec 2018
Returning with their sell-out show, the multi award-winning Kransky Sisters and QPAC bring you A Very Kransky Christmas.

Cloistered in the old rickety family house in their home town of Esk in Queensland, the musical sisters’ traditional Christmas festivities have until now been shrouded in secrecy. For this very special season they let you into their world of egg nog, pantyhose and painted chokos. From Enya to “Silent Night”, Daft Punk to “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, the nutty sisters bring back their cracker show.

With their unusual array of instruments from cheese grater to toilet brush, tuba to musical saw, settle in for what could be your kookiest Christmas party yet.
Brisbane Heat Season 2018 to 2019
Date Wed 19th Dec 2018 to Fri 8th Feb 2019
The Brisbane Heat are ready to deliver massive hits, classic catches and plenty of wickets this summer with another explosive season of the KFC Big Bash League! This season will be bigger and better than ever with seven home games including five at The Gabba and two on the Gold Coast.

Brisbane Heat home games are jam-packed with non-stop entertainment from start to finish. There's something to keep everyone in the family entertained, including fast paced action, great music and phenomenal fireworks! Don’t miss this summer’s best value entertainment. Bring the family along and watch the Heat battle for the title of BBL08 Champions.
Christmas Day Lunch Cruise
Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
Christmas Day Lunch Cruise

Enjoy a stress free Christmas with your family and friends on board the Kookaburra Queen festive Christmas Day cruises!

Surround yourself with sensational views of Brisbane while you dine on a scrumptious Christmas feast featuring seasonal contemporary and seafood options.

All you have to do is sit back and relax and enjoy!

Includes: Christmas themed seasonal buffet with seafood options, Christmas theming and decorations, live entertainment and free soft drink, juice, sparkling and selected beer.

Cruise Times:
Boarding 12pm
Departing 1pm from Eagle Street Pier, 1 Eagle Street.
Returning 4pm

Book now! Call them or book online at their website.
Christmas Day Dinner Cruise
Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
Deck the halls, its Christmas time! Enjoy Christmas dinner with the family on board the iconic Kookaburra Queens.

Indulge in a Christmas themed seasonal buffet that you don’t have to cook yourself!

Simply sit back, relax and enjoy the night as the city gently passes by.

Includes: Christmas themed Seasonal buffet with seafood options, free soft drink, juice, sparkling and selected beer, Christmas theming and decorations and live entertainment.

Cruise Times:
Boarding 6.30pm
Departing 7pm from: Eagle Street Pier, 1 Eagle Street.
Returning 10pm

Book now! Call them or book online at their website.
Christmas Day Brunch Cruise
Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
Your family will enjoy amazing views of this magnificent city on board the air conditioned Voyager.

Includes special Christmas Day Brunch buffet menu, Live entertainment plus bottomless bubbles, beer and soft drink.

Includes: delicious brunch buffet, scenic morning cruise on board Voyager, free soft drink, juice, sparkling and selected beer and live entertainment.

Cruise Time:
Boarding 9am
Departing 10am from: Eagle Street Pier, 1 Eagle Street.
Returning 12pm

Book now! Call them or book online at their website.
Christmas Day Breakfast Cruise
Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
Start Christmas off right with a delicious breakfast buffet cruise on the Brisbane River.

The festively decorated, the Kookaburra Queens are the perfect setting for your Christmas Day breakfast with family. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast buffet featuring all your favourites – eggs, bacon, pastries and more.

Includes: breakfast buffet, scenic morning cruise, free soft drink, juice, sparkling and selected beer.

Cruise Time:
Boarding 8am
Departing 8.30am from: Eagle Street Pier, 1 Eagle Street.
Returning 10.30am

Book now! Call them or book online at their website.
Christmas Lunch at Restaurant Lurleen's
Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
Wine and dine in luxury this Christmas Day with a festive feast fit for the whole family. Take the stress out of cooking and enjoy a beautiful four course menu crafted by executive chef Mathew Fulford in Sirromet’s very own Restaurant Lurleen’s.
Woodford Folk Festival
Date Thu 27th Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
The Woodford Folk Festival is held annually over six days and six nights. More than 2,000 local, national and international, artists, musicians and presenters put on over 438 acts to an audience of an estimated 132,000 people. The festival begins each year with the iconic Opening Ceremony and closes with the spectacular showcase, the Fire Event on New Year’s Day. This year will be the 33rd Woodford Folk Festival and the 24th held at Woodfordia. It is the largest gathering of artists and musicians in Australia.

The Woodford festival experience is deep, rich and colourful. It is based on a vision of inclusive and creative community, culture and tradition passed through generations, expressed through story and ceremony.

Woodfordia is transformed into a village that hosts over 25,000 daily patrons, performers, stallholders, volunteers and organisers. As many as 2,680 volunteers across 162 departments are at the heart of the organisation and contribute to the setup and day-to-day running of the festival. During the event the festival becomes the 67th largest town in Australia.

Brisbane International
Date Sun 30th Dec 2018 to Sun 6th Jan 2019
The Brisbane International has established itself as a highlight of Queensland's summer events calendar, and launches the global year in sport. Queensland tennis fans have the unique chance to experience the action close-up as the biggest names in world tennis play at the Queensland Tennis Centre, turning on eight days of heart-stopping action and entertainment.

Previous Brisbane champions include Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, Lleyton Hewitt, Victoria Azarenka, Grigor Dimitrov and Kim Clijsters. Who will be crowned champion in 2019?
New Years Eve Cruise
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
Avoid the hustle and bustle this year and join us for the best New Year’s Eve Cruise on board Kookaburra Showboat Cruises. Guests will view have a great view of Brisbane’s new years eve fireworks from the water.

Enjoy a delicious contemporary buffet (with seafood) and live entertainment before taking your position on any of their outdoor decks to enjoy the amazing New Year’s fireworks displays from the river.

Includes: Seasonal contemporary buffet including seafood options, live entertainment throughout the night, a glass of sparkling or beer on arrival and views of the midnight fireworks display.

Cruise Times:
Boarding 7.30pm
Departing 8.40pm from Eagle Street Pier, 1 Eagle Street. Returning 12.15am

Book now! Call them or book online at their website.
New Years Eve Dinner on Voyager
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
Join them this new years eve and celebrate in air conditioned comfort on board Voyager. The Table d’hôte menu is a three course table buffet, served with fanfare on three tier stands, followed by a dessert assiette to share.

This cruise also includes a glass of sparkling or beer on arrival and live entertainment throughout the night.

Includes: Table d'hôte - three course table buffet, served to your table, glass of sparkling or beer on arrival, live entertainment and spectacular views to watch the midnight fireworks display.

Cruise Times:
Boarding: 8.40pm
Departing: 9.40pm from: Eagle Street Pier 1 Eagle Street.
Returning: Approximately 12.40am

Book now! Call them or book online at their website.
Jersey Boys
Date Wed 2nd Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Jersey Boys tells the true-life story and the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons who were one of the most successful bands in pop music history.

The band sold over 175 million records and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their worldwide hits including Can’t Take My Eyes off You, Walk Like a Man, Bye Bye Baby, Sherry and Big Girls Don’t Cry, which all feature in the musical.
The Gruffalo's Child
Date Thu 3rd Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
If you loved The Gruffalo, don't miss the sequel, which returns following previous sell-out Australian tours – now in a new West End production! Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
The Illusionists
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Tue 15th Jan 2019
This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. The Illusionists have been seen by millions across the world, shattering box office records and dazzling audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage.

The non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mindreading, and disappearance. This group of world class performers take their cue from the showmanship of the great Illusionists of the past such as Harry Houdini and pair it with a new and updated contemporary aesthetic, whose set and costumes design lend the genre theatricality and artistry that has rarely been seen before.

Don’t miss The Illusionists – Direct from Broadway at QPAC this Summer for a strictly limited season!
The 5K Foam Fest - Brisbane
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
The 5K Foam Fest is a one of kind obstacle course based fun run. Join in for 22+ obstacles including the world's largest inflatable waterslide, mud pits and 2.5 million cubic feet of foam! Rock out all day to 12,000 watts of awesome music, enjoy a FREE kids zone for kids aged seven years and under, delicious food, great vendors and a beer garden. With a variety obstacles and a ton of foam the run is an exciting challenge for experienced and beginner runners alike.

The 5K Foam Fest is not a hardcore run it is a FunCore run. Get filthy clean!

What's included? Every participant receives a runner's bib, tattoo, finishers medal, beach towel, free professional photos for download and many, many laughs all while supporting a great cause!

Ticket prices jump based on capacity so the earlier you register the more you save.

Also available are family pass ticket options and discounted rates available for Corporate groups, Military and all First Responders.

Visit their website for more information on this event you will not want to miss out on!

The Sleeping Beauty
Date Wed 16th Jan 2019 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
Enter the magical world of Ballet Theatre of Queensland’s production of The Sleeping Beauty. This beautiful ballet is based on the Charles Perrault fairy tale, and set to the famous music of Tchaikovsky. With magnificent scenery and costumes, the ballet showcases the talents of Queensland’s finest young dancers.

On her 16th birthday, Princess Aurora pricks her finger on the thorn of a rose, falling under a spell cast by the wicked fairy Carabosse. After sleeping for 100 years, Aurora is finally woken by a tender kiss from a handsome prince.

Join Queensland’s premier youth ballet company, as they bring this classic tale of love and enchantment to life. It is a ballet for all ages.

Choreography: Timothy Brown
Set design: Bill Haycock
Costume design: Carmel Wenck
Lighting design: Wesley Bluff
Water Polo Australia versus Japan Test Match Series - Test 1
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
Water Polo Australia vs Japan Test Match Series will be hosted in Brisbane, January 2019.

On the international water polo circuit, teams will host other nations as part of official test matches registered for each country.

The Australia versus Japan Brisbane Test Match Series will provide squads the opportunity to impress selectors as they continue to vie for Olympic Games selection.

January 2019 will mark 18 months to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with both sides using these test matches as ideal preparation opportunities.

Australia will host Japan for a week, with both teams to train together throughout that week as well as compete in two official test matches. Japan will send two squads, Men’s and Women’s, that will consist of approximately 16 to 18 players along with support teams of 5 to 6 for each.

Luluc 'Sculptor' Tour
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019
Mistletone presents an intimate Brisbane show by Melbourne-born, Brooklyn-based duo Luluc (Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett), launching their sublime new album Sculptor.

Sculptor has won huge acclaim including Feature Album (Double J, Sydney Morning Herald, RRR, RTR, 2SER and FBi) and glowing 4 star reviews from The Age, Uncut, Mojo and The Guardian.

While Luluc's music is at times masterful in its minimalism, it is anything but quiet in impact. There’s a before you hear Luluc’s music, and an after — a turning point that affects people with rare force. Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney says “it’s music that once you hear it, you can’t live without it”. The National’s Matt Berninger said that for months, Passerby (Mistletone, 2014) was “the only album I wanted to listen to”. “What first hits is that voice,” writes Peter Blackstock (No Depression),“a peaceful serenity that reaches deep into the heart.”

Sculptor is out now on Mistletone locally and Sub Pop worldwide.
Water Polo Australia versus Japan Test Match Series - Test 2
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019
Water Polo Australia versus Japan Test Match Series will be hosted in Brisbane, January 2019.

On the international water polo circuit, teams will host other nations as part of official test matches registered for each country.

The Australia versus Japan Brisbane Test Match Series will provide squads the opportunity to impress selectors as they continue to vie for Olympic Games selection.

January 2019 will mark 18 months to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with both sides using these test matches as ideal preparation opportunities.

Australia will host Japan for a week, with both teams to train together throughout that week as well as compete in two official test matches.

Japan will send two squads, Men’s and Women’s, that will consist of approximately 16 to 18 players along with support teams of 5 to 6 for each.

GW Swap Meet
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Dust off your old armies, they are going to have a fantastic day of trading.

There will be Warhammer, 40K and Age of Sigmar Battle Fleet Gothic.

Bring along, Novels, Terrain and White Dwarf to swap sell and trade. Stick around after the swap for a game or two, the coffee is hot, the dice are hotter.
DeepBlue SummerSchool
Date Mon 21st Jan 2019 to Fri 25th Jan 2019
The most anticipated event in the school holiday calendar is nearing again! DeepBlue's YoungBlue SummerSchool is back; bigger and better! DeepBlue are passionate about encouraging young musicians to get creative with their instruments which is why they are very excited to announce that registrations for the SummerSchool 2019 are now open! There are limited early bird tickets are available so get in quick and register today.

Participants are led through a fun and supportive environment to design and present their own unique performance. Empowered to think like musical entrepreneurs to embrace the rapid evolution of the music industry, DeepBlue encourage YoungBlue to think out of the box. Grouped with participants of similar ages and abilities, students will work with members of DeepBlue, industry experts and exciting guests and do workshops in dance, improvisation, composition, technology and live performance, stage craft, circus and much more.

This is an opportunity for musicians aged 8 to 18 to experience new approaches to making music, performing with their instruments and creating their very own show! Follow the link to find more details on the event and secure your place!
Florence + The Machine
Date Tue 22nd Jan 2019
For the first time since their epic sold-out November 2015 tour, which featured four back-to-back Sydney Opera House Forecourt performances, Florence Welch and her band return to unleash their captivating live show on Australian audiences.

Released globally this week, Florence + The Machine's latest offering, Big God, is a raw and enchanting affair, and is the third single to be taken from their highly anticipated fourth album, High As Hope, out next Friday June 29. Earlier this year, Florence + The Machine performed their brooding second single.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Brisbane Domain Day-Night Test: Australia versus Sri Lanka
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019 to Mon 28th Jan 2019
After the success of the first Brisbane Day-Night Test in 2016 you don't want to miss being at the only Domain Day-Night Test this summer at The Gabba against Sri Lanka! Make a long weekend of it on Australia Day to support the Aussies.

See the new look Australian side led by Tim Paine as captain and Justin Langer as coach! Get behind the team in their first Test match against Sri Lanka in Australia for five years.

Tickets on sale now.
2019 Australian Sprintcar Championship
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
The Australian Sprintcar Championship is the only National Australian championship for Sprintcar Racing in the country and is the most prestigious Sprintcar event on the Speedway Calendar.

It is attended by competitors from all around the country and is only allocated to Queensland once every six years.

It will be held on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January 2019.

It is quite possibly the last time Brisbane will be able to host the event.

It is the only form of motorsport that happens all right in front of you and a Sprintcar has a greater power to weight ratio than that of a Formula 1 car.

Outtawak - All Wak'd Out
Date Thu 7th Feb 2019
Outtawak, featuring Rob Rosenlund, Tony Jeffrey and Davo Mitchell are back again with a brand new show more hilarious than ever. All Wak’d Out includes hits from The Beach Boys, Sonny and Cher, The Bee Gees, Peter Allen, Frank Spencer and many, many more.

Queensland’s premier show band is committed to performing a show that you will never forget and leave you crying with laughter long after the show has finished!
Earth Frequency Festival
Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Mon 18th Feb 2019
Earth Frequency Festival is a music, arts, lifestyle and environmental festival. based in South-East Queensland, Australia. With a strong focus on arts, education, healing and community spirit, Earth Frequency Festival has grown from it’s origins as a small landcare party to become one of Australia's foremost transformational gatherings. At Earth Frequency, you can always expect an amazing mixture of live and electronic music, performance, visionary art, workshops and lectures, a family and kids space, and a fantastic food and markets area, and of course a positive community vibe.

Earth Frequency Festival is held each year at Ivory's Rock Conventions and Events, Peak Crossing. Ivory's Rock is a beautiful outdoor venue with top notch facilities, comfortable campgrounds, and it is conveniently located under an hour from Brisbane and just 20 minutes from Ipswich.
Brisbane Comedy Festival 2019
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse with support from Brisbane City Council.

Comic musings, side-splitting stories and tear-inducing tales…

Australia’s fastest growing comedy festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, has grown into a multi-venue extravaganza, bursting at the seams to host a hand-picked selection of the funniest folk in the country.

Held from Friday 22 February to Sunday 24 March 2019 at Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall and SunPAC, Brisbane Comedy Festival will play host to one-liners, whimsy and mockery from more than 70 of the most hilarious national and international comedians.

From stand up to improv and sketch comedy, they’ve got your tastes covered, plus they’ll shine a light on the best new talent, here and now!

In 2019, Brisbane Comedy Festival celebrates 10 hilarious years of laughs with an even bigger and better lineup than ever before. Join them for night after night of side-splitting fun.*

Brisbane Comedy Festival is not responsible for medical costs incurred as a result of said side-splitting.
Nitro Circus You Got This Stadium Tour- Brisbane
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
After ushering in a new era in action sports last year with the FMX Next Level tour, Nitro Circus is ready to take progression to new heights once again, and Australia is set to reap the rewards of this boundary-breaking insanity.

The Nitro Circus crew has created not one, but two all new ramps which will make their world debut on the You Got This Stadium Tour.

These new ramps, one a radically expanded version of Nitro’s infamous Giganta Ramp along with a reimagined FMX setup, will be unveiled next February. Combined with the FMX Next Level ramp, this triple threat is literally too big for indoor arenas, and instead will take over Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.

These will be one of the biggest shows in Nitro Circus history, as the best in FMX, BMX and Skate push themselves to their absolute limits on the biggest ramps in action sports. Adding to the fear factor, You Got This will feature a host of new crazy contraptions that have no business flying through the air, along with a few other surprises that will be revealed as the tour dates near.

You do not want to miss this. Book now!
Queensland Triathlon Series - R7 Raby Bay
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Did you know that the Queensland Triathlon Series is Queensland’s largest triathlon series with events from September to March at Kawana, Raby Bay, Robina and Caloundra?

The Queensland Triathlon Series welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to compete in a fun, friendly environment. From the Kool Kids 7 years+ races, to the beginners getting a feel for a triathlon, to challenging yourself to take on the longer Olympic or Sprint distance races, there has never been a better time to tri!
Beer InCider Experience
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
Australia's leading beer, cider and music festival! Beer InCider Experience celebrates independent beer, cider and great music. Featuring over 300 beers and ciders from 60 breweries and cider producers, the festival is a tasting event and concert combined into one.

In previous years, bands such as The Smith Street Band, The Jungle Giants, Ball Park Music, Holy Holy, Josh Pyke, City Calm Down, Cub Sport have performed at the event.
Room On the Broom
Date Mon 11th Mar 2019
Adapted from the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s books.

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, as they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick—until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand.

A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and—crack—the broom snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?

After a sell-out 2017 tour, the team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child return with songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged three and up—and their grown-ups.

"Cleverly done…a rollicking ride." - Sydney Morning Herald

"Charming, quality theatre." - Sun Herald

"A truly theatrical feast that leaves both adults and children fully entertained. Five stars." - The List

"55 minutes of high-energy treat." - Sunday Times
CMC Rocks Queensland
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
CMC Rocks Queensland is the biggest international country and roots festival in the Southern Hemisphere. Delivering an explosive array of international and national country music superstars, over three massive days and nights, Willowbank, Ipswich. Four time CMC Entertainer of the Year and country music megastar Luke Bryan leads the charge, making his Australian debut to CMC Rocks to overwhelming demand. Multiple Grammy Award winner Darius Rucker and Kelsea Ballerini along with 32 artists complete the massive line up.
The Book of Mormon
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019 to Fri 12th Apr 2019
Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Broadway musical from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez is now playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.
The Grigoryan Brothers
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Although regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo, performing much of the instrument’s standard classical repertoire, the Grigoryan Brothers’ passion is to expand their horizons through new arrangements, their own compositions and commissions. This ambition can be heard as the brothers take the classical guitar into genres such as jazz, folk and contemporary music. There are no boundaries, only new frontiers to cross. In concert, mix it all together and you have a dimension to guitar-playing rarely seen in the musical world.

For this performance The Grigoryan Brothers will be performing works from their latest release, Songs Without Words, which sees a return to the classical repertoire. The program will also include other works highlighting Slava and Leonard’s diverse skills. Their deep appreciation of a broad spectrum of musical styles has resulted in many collaborations involving music, both written and improvised. Combine this with their classical training, and the result is a unique sound incorporating all these influences.
Gold Dust Woman
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
The Gold Dust Woman tribute tour is a short glimpse into the musical career of Stevie Nicks, from the start of her journey in the early days fronting the Super-Band Fleetwood Mac and follows on into her very successful solo career.

Also including number one hits from some great collaborations with award winning artists in their own right like: Tom Petty, Bob Welch, Don Henley and John Stewart. The show starts with a fabulous set of well known Fleetwood Mac songs, excellently played and beautifully sung, melodic and catchy songs, plus video media showing old footage of interviews. Couple that with lookalike costumes and the performers on stage who have a striking resemblance to the real artists: Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, Christine and John McVie and Mick Fleetwood audiences will be taken on an enjoyable journey of music presenting the band as they were in their hey day of the late 70s and early 80s.
Queensland Autospectacular
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
The Queensland Autospectacular, the largest combined Auto Show and Swap Meet in Queensland, is being held at Willowbank Raceway for the sixth time.

The event offers affordable family friendly activities including: display cars and bikes, a huge swap meet, quarter mile Test 'n' Tune drags, Australian Rocker Cover racing Championship, car sales corral, trade sites and more.
Tour de Brisbane
Date Thu 11th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
The Tour de Brisbane is set to showcase Brisbane as an international cycling destination to anyone on a bike, from elite riders, to weekend warriors, to families and kids. The event is headlined by the UCI Gran Fondo World Series which is part of the internationally sanctioned series held all over the world.

Their purpose is to raise funds for the Ride for a Metre Matters campaign to promote safe cycling in the city through our partnership with the Amy Gillett Foundation.

At its heart, the Tour de Brisbane is designed to bring the community together on two wheels to share some of the city’s iconic landmarks. The unique, closed road, inner city course will be offered over four distances and attract participants of all abilities from all over Australia, Asia and Europe.
Six Day Brisbane
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
The world’s best track cyclists will descend upon Brisbane in April 2019 when the internationally-renowned Six Day Series comes to Australia.

A combination of bikes, beats and beers, the Six Day Series takes a traditional form of cycling and mixes it with an exciting party atmosphere to form the ultimate sporting event.

With both men’s and women’s competitions across the event, fans can expect household names and fierce competition. World Champions, Olympians and the next generation of cycling superstars make up the field at a typical Six Day event and Brisbane will be no exception.

The Six Day Series in Europe has attracted the likes of Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins as well as Australian superstars Callum Scotson and nine-time World Champion Cameron Meyer, who won the Six Day London event in 2017.

The Australian edition of the series will be an action-packed three day event with all the usual Six Day track racing formats including the madison, time trials, derny racing, team eliminations, scratch races and points races in a spectacular arena environment.

Merida 24 hour, 4 hour and Kids 24 minute
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
The ‘Merida Hidden Vale 24 Hour’ is a Solo, Team Relay and Kids mountain biking event starting at 12pm Saturday and finishing at 12pm Sunday. Riders compete for medals, prizes and bragging rights. It’s a weekend filled with camaraderie, Easter activities and fun that you’ll never forget!

Spectators are welcome, so if you want to come and get involved in the atmosphere and excitement of the Merida HV24HR weekend, feel free to either utilise their free day parking area, or book yourself a camp site (through the event registration system – just click on the ‘extra’s’ option at the bottom), and stay the night to cheer on the riders all the way through to lunch time!
Moreton Bay Triathlon
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019
Join them for a beautiful swim in the protected bay, followed by a fast ride over the Ted Smout Bridge and a flat foreshore run.

In 2019 Moreton Bay Triathlon will again be offering Olympic, Sprint, Enticer and Kids distances!

With a safe protected swim and a super fast and flat bike and run course. Join them for a fun day.

Redcliffe Festival of Sails
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019
The annual Redcliffe Festival of Sails attracts thousands of fans to the stunning Redcliffe Peninsula each year for the Easter long weekend and the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race. The perfect Good Friday with friends and family, Redcliffe Festival of Sails is free to enter with fun Easter-themed activities, live music and stage entertainment, rides and amusements, and the famous Sky-diving Easter Bunny.

The Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race is considered one of Australia's largest and Redcliffe Festival of Sails offers one of the best views to enjoy the yachts as they sail past the Peninsula.

Book your 2019 Easter weekend today starting with Redcliffe Festival of Sails.

Santo's Super Thunder
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019
Santo's Super Thunder includes rounds of the 400 Thunder Australian Top Fuel, Pro Alcohol, Pro Stock and Top Bike Championship to be held right there at Willowbank Raceway in Ipswich.

A whole day of action packed Drag Racing and family fun.

Anzac Day Parade Brisbane 2019
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
The Anzac Day Parade in Brisbane has it's 103rd anniversary on 25 April 2019 having been continuously commemorated from the first Anzac Day in 1916. No tickets are required to spectate this family event.

The event is held annually for the citizens of Queensland to recognise the sacrifice of those members of the Australian Defence Force, many of whom have returned from wars and conflicts, originally encompassing the Boer War through to modern operations and conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

The veterans, both retired and still serving, march to receive the thanks of the citizens of Queensland and visitors to the region as well as honour the memory of comrades who have not returned and have passed since.

The 2019 Anzac Day Parade Brisbane will be lead by the Royal Australian Navy and recognise the contribution of Women in War in Group 2.

The best position to view the Parade is on Adelaide Street, between George Street and Creek Street. The Parade runs between 10am and 1pm. Vehicle movement will be restricted within the Central Business District from 2am to 2pm.
ANZAC Day Cleveland
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
President of Redlands RSL Sub Branch Mr Alan Harcourt invites you to attend the Anzac Day Service at Anzac Centenary Park, Shore Street West, in Cleveland, to reflect and pay tribute on the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915.

It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and paid the supreme sacrifice in war and on operational service. The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.

Dawn Service: 5.30am
Main Parade: 10.20am
Main Commemorative Service: 11am
International Association for Impact Assessment Conference
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Thu 2nd May 2019
The International Association for Impact Assessment is the leading global network on best practice in the use of impact assessment for informed decision making regarding policies, programs, plans and projects. Its annual conference draws around 1000 environmental professionals from over 80 nations.

The 2019 Brisbane conference, hosted by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, will provide lively exchange and learning opportunities through technical visits, training courses, workshops, theme forums, concurrent sessions, poster displays, networking and social activities.
Human Nature 'Little More Love: A 30-Year Celebration' Tour - Boondall
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
Australia's most-popular vocal group, Human Nature, are making a triumphant return home in 2019.

They will embark on a dazzling national tour that will form a celebration for their loyal fans on the eve of the group's amazing 30 years of making music together.

Fresh from their smash hit Las Vegas headlining residency - where they have performed in excess of a staggering 1,770 shows - Human Nature's Toby Allen, Phil Burton, and brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney, will perform a collection of their iconic back catalogue together with instant-hits from their new album, Romance Of The Jukebox.

Human Nature's Little More Love tour will be their biggest live show ever produced.
The Planting
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
The Planting is a cultural, environmental and culinary festival held over three days and nights at Woodfordia, Queensland.

With a diverse and interactive program involving workshops, masterclasses, talks and presentations and a full program of musical performances, ceremony and visual arts, The Planting focuses on sharing skills and knowledge.

Originally started as a working bee, The Planting has remained true to it's roots and encourages patrons to participate in tree-planting activities to provide habitats for wildlife and shade, as well as opportunities to participate in large scale site projects involving artworks, speciality plantings and scientific survey and research.

Popular as a camping event, The Planting has a full cultural program encompassing music, film, comedy and an entire children's program for the duration of the festival.

Brisbane Street Art Festival
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
The Brisbane Street Art Festival (BSAF) has played an important role in contributing to their city’s creative sector, connecting with 100s of creatives, in all forms of creativity, since the bare foundation three years ago. BSAF is an annual multi-platform public arts festival with the core objective of showcasing local, national and international artists through a wide public platform.
Ever After All Love Wedding Expo Brisbane
Date Sat 4th May 2019
This is it, Brisbane's First All Love Wedding Expo. What is different you ask, well there will of course be a few more alternative exhibitors and lots of colour but most importantly the exhibitors will be supportive, accepting and encouraging of your choices, preferences and totally excited to be a part of your big day!

Brisbane Showgrounds is the venue for this new concept Bridal event, they would love to see you there to support the vendors and your day!
Anywhere Festival
Date Thu 9th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
Discover the nooks and crannies of Brisbane with performances anywhere but a theatre at the Anywhere Theatre Festival.

May is Anywhere Festival month as Brisbane is taken over by performances anywhere but where you expect it: comedy in alleys, drama in backyards, cabaret on buses, walking tours with historical figures and much more.

Grab the full program from the website when it is launched end and explore a real festival of everything Brisbane has to offer in what has been described as one of the "Top Nine Fine International Festivals You Must See!".

Anywhere Theatre Festival Limited is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Dust Hustle 8: Queensland Moto Park
Date Sat 11th May 2019
The wildest event on the Dust Hustle™ calendar, Dust Hustle 8: Queensland Moto Park is “The Riders’ Event” for 2019. Three tracks will be spread across the epic QMP venue, with two brand new tracks to test your enthusiasm for the inappropriate. Plus they’ll wrap it all up with camping and a trackside after party on Saturday night.

DH8 is a big-old bring-anything moto campout with just the right amount of good food and great drinks. Save the ‘big show’ and trade alley for DH9 later in the year, they’re getting back to basics and combining the best the Dust Hustle™ has to offer.

Don’t be fooled though, this isn’t some backyard bush bash! The tracks are Motorcycling Australia certified for professional level racing. They’ll just be grooming them a little smoother than your usual motocross track and sprinkling on a ton of extra fun.

They’re going to round up 200 of the most legendary muppets for this scramble shamble. It will be grass tracks and a natural terrain motocross track, so even the most inexperienced riders will feel comfortable mixing it up.
Stinson Walk
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
The Stinson Walk is one of Australia's iconic hikes! Recount Australian history and celebrate the life of Bernard O’Reilly, who heroically saved the lives of two plane crash survivors 81 years ago in World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park.

During a stormy afternoon on 19 February, 1937, the Stinson airliner on route from Brisbane to Sydney crashed into the Lamington Ranges killing four of the seven passengers on board, sparking a search that failed to turn up any wreckage.

Ten days later, Bernard O'Reilly set out on foot to find the Stinson wreckage. He managed to find the crash site and to his surprise, two survivors in desperate need of medical attention.

To commemorate the historic aviation event, O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat will retrace Bernard’s footsteps through the rugged McPherson Range to the famed Stinson crash site. Note private groups are also welcome.

The 2019 guided Stinson hike experience will be hosted from May 17 to 19 and further information including the fitness prerequisites can be found on the website.

International Cake Show Australia
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
International Cake Show Australia is Australia's largest cake, sweet and chocolate festival. It’s a fun filled, three-day family friendly event where you can learn, taste, buy and celebrate.

. Its a cross between an edible art gallery, Willy Wonker factory and Culinary College. There's something that will captivate everyone regardless of whether you're a sweet loving foodie or professional cake artist of pastry chef.

The world's best Cake Artists, Chocolatiers, Celebrity Chefs and Bakers are flying to Australia to share their skills with you. Come join in the fun. Book a hands-on Master Class, watch a myriad of events on main stage or spend the day learning at one of the many "Live Laugh & Learn" demonstration stages.

See the huge novelty statement cakes, wedding extravaganza or visit the Ultimate Australian Cake Decorating Competition. Regardless of your age you will be spellbound!

Don't forget to visit the many pop up shops and stalls offering new products and great specials to make sure you have everything you'll need to bake and decorate like a pro.

Come join the thousands of people expected. You'll need to get in early as some of the classes will sell out quickly.

The Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival
Date Sat 18th May 2019
The Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival is a unique destination event set in one of nature's most spectacular playgrounds, North Stradbroke Island, just off the coast of Brisbane.

The Straddie Salute features a range of events suited to all abilities including a road triathlon, off-road triathlon, beginners triathlon, kids duathlon and a fun run.

Book your event online, invite your friends and family and join the fun at the 2019 Straddie Salute!
NRL Telstra Premiership Magic Round 2019
Date Fri 24th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
The NRL announced Magic Round is scheduled for round nine in May of next season and will feature all 16 clubs playing from Friday night to Sunday.

The concept has been devised through a partnership with the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council and aims to inject AUD60 million and 300000 nights of tourist accommodation into greater Brisbane.

More information to come.
Quandamooka Festival 2019
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019 to Sat 31st Aug 2019
Quandamooka Festival, held over three winter months, returns in 2019 to coastal region of East Brisbane with up to 55 events including whale watching cultural tours, Kunjiels (corroborees), Indigenous sports, music, eco boat tours, art exhibitions, fibre art and weaving workshops, bush tucker dining, arts and cultural talks by specialists and new events featuring international acts and First Nations dancers and performances - something to suit all ages!

The festival invites all to visit and experience the Quandamooka Coast - the sands, seas, lakes, creeks, catchments and creatures found across the region as well as embrace Quandamooka peoples’ perspective of these unique environments.
McDonald's Brisbane Marathon Festival
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Welcome to Brisbane City, Queensland, where Australia shines. Set your sights on discovering what Brisbane has to offer, by foot. McDonald's Brisbane Marathon Festival events, tour famous city streets and take you on a journey of the beautiful Brisbane river.

The marathon event will cross several bridges and multiple landmarks along the way, in what will be one of the most picturesque courses Australia has to offer. The McDonald's Brisbane Marathon is one of the fastest growing marathons in Australia with participants flocking from over 35 countries and representing every state of Australia.

The event is established as ’boutique’, enjoying an intimate and very personal experience where you are ‘not just another runner – you are a marathoner'.
Gulf Western Oil 52nd Winternationals
Date Thu 6th Jun 2019 to Sun 9th Jun 2019
The Gulf Western Oils Winternationals is the largest championship Drag Racing event outside of the USA. The Winternationals is the highest profile event on the attracting a huge entry list of over 500 competing teams from all over Australia and overseas. It forms the final round of the 400 Thunder series for every category of Drag racing from Junior Dragster to Top Fuel with Australian Champions crowned at the event.

The Winternationals runs from Thursday to Sunday and in addition to great drag racing action, features multiple big screens, interviews with drivers and teams, on screen stories, interactive crowd activities and heaps of action with free children's entertainment.

Great family value with children 13 and under admitted for free.
Last Cowboy Standing
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
The PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Monster Energy Tour will bring its thrilling, adrenaline-filled, edge-of-your-seat excitement back to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Saturday, 8 June 2019 for the Last Cowboy Standing.

For one-night only, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s toughest bovine athletes. The thrilling eight-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s Monster Energy Tour the toughest sport on dirt and one huge night that you won’t want to miss.

Choreographed with pyrotechnics, lasers, concert sound system and mega screen replays, with multiple camera angles that will take you behind the scenes and inside the bucking chutes as riders prepare for the ride of their life whilst delivering you the ultimate live event bull riding experience.

This is a sport where eight seconds can cost you everything. Welcome to the world of the PBR.
The Gathering
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
A celebration of arts, culture and heritage - The Gathering is a unique event drawing on the cultures influencing Ipswich and South East Queensland.

The 2019 event will celebrate the Celtic roots of the Ipswich region - with pipe bands, highland dancing, highland games, British cars, air shows and a range of workshops discovering the heritage of Ipswich.
Energy Mines and Money
Date Tue 11th Jun 2019 to Thu 13th Jun 2019
Energy Mines and Money Australia will showcase strategic mineral, coal, oil and gas opportunities, and match projects with global investment throughout a two day conference and exhibition taking place in Brisbane.

With mining, oil and gas companies on display, some of the world’s largest natural resources fund managers in attendance, and a packed programme of keynotes, market analysis, company presentations, panels and workshops, this unique forum to hear from industry leaders, network, share knowledge and most importantly get deals done, this event is not to be missed.
Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular featuring the Fassifern Highland Gathering is a event showcasing the iconic Clydesdale Horse, celebrating the traditions and heritage of 'the breed that built the nation' and a celebration of the rich Scottish heritage and history in the region. Featuring some of the top bred Clydesdales in the country, this is an event not to be missed by anyone who has an interest in this magnificent breed.

In tribute to the Scot descendants who settled here, and the heritage of the Clydie, the 2019 Spectacular sees the seventh year of this fantastic event, a stirring massing of Pipes and Drums, Calling of the Clans, the Clydesdale Clan class, caber tossing and Putting the Stones.

Come and sample the whiskey and try the haggis!

Channel Seven Ipswich Cup
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019
The Ipswich Cup is Ipswich’s social event of the year!

The event features a host of areas to enjoy the racing and social festivities including trackside marquees, 1866 on the Green and Home Turn Corporate areas.

Plus there’s still the areas you love on the infield, which will once again feature many nationally and internationally recognised DJs.

Further, the Beer Garden will once again be pumping for those who prefer the General Public area. Grandstand and Infield marquee bookings are filling up already!

Don’t miss out on Ipswich’s biggest social event of the year – get your friends together now for the 2019 Channel Seven Ipswich Cup!
Mediums! Ezio and Michelle De Angelis
Date Thu 20th Jun 2019
Back in Ipswich by popular demand, Ezio and Michelle are Australia’s number one husband and wife psychic team. Join them for an inspiring evening of connections to the other side!

Described as Australia’s most accurate mediums, they are acclaimed authors and teachers.

They have appeared on Channel 7’s Sunrise program and the smash hit series The One.

Ezio was voted the 2012 Australian Psychic of the Year! Michelle was voted the 2015 Australian Psychic of the Year! They write a popular weekly column called Psychic Insights for That’s Life Magazine.

During their previous visits to Ipswich, audiences were astounded by their compassion, warmth, accuracy and detail in delivering messages from loved ones who have crossed over. “The proof is in the detail we are able to deliver.

Communicating with Spirit is all about connecting audiences with loved ones they never expected to hear from again.

We can demonstrate that you will be reunited in the afterlife.”

Asia Pacific Turfgrass Conference and Trade Exhibition 2019
Date Mon 24th Jun 2019 to Fri 28th Jun 2019
Held annually, the Turfgrass Conference and Trade Exhibition is the largest Turf Education Conference and Trade Exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere, showcasing the latest in Turf management machinery, equipment, research, technology and products.
Boho Luxe Market
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Sun 30th Jun 2019
Boho Luxe Market is a lifestyle event with a festival vibe, that features the work of modern bohemian brands.

The team at Boho Luxe Market have an extensive background in interior design, styling and event planning, in addition to years of experience in the market industry which have given them the 'edge and understanding' of what customers want from a quality event and is the main reason they have grown so fast!

The aim of the market is to simply create an environment for like-minded people to share their amazing work all under the same beautifully curated roof.

Visitors to Boho Luxe Market will have the opportunity to take home beautiful bohemian wares from a range of amazing stallholders; with organisers hoping to create an environment where customers are transported to another world.

As attendees browse they will be encouraged to enjoy live music, delicious market food - with vegan options, exclusive brands, glamping and treat themselves to a day of Boho Luxe.

MELT 2019: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse.

MELT is an invitation to celebrate Brisbane’s wonderfully diverse queer communities.

Brisbane’s LGBTQI+ voice is loud and clear, bursting with pride, humour, humanity and rebellion. The community is bounding towards equality in many vital aspects of life and MELT is a vehicle for these leaps.

The invitation is extended to citizens of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, ethnicities, abilities and artistic interests. The celebration is one of love.
Scenic Rim Eat Local Week
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is your backstage pass your backstage pass to the farms, wineries and food stories of the Scenic Rim.

Eat your way around the region through a program of festivals, farm-gate events and culinary experiences to suit foodies of all ages.

Just one hour from Brisbane, choose from a range of experiences from long table lunches through to picking carrots at Queensland’s largest carrot farm!

You can see camels being milked, feed sheep, goats, pigs and chickens; watch cows being milked by robots and taste lots of delicious fresh, local food!

And don’t miss the Winter Harvest Festival, Eat Local Week’s signature event held at Aratula on July 6.

Make sure you start booking your Eat Local Week adventure now.

Head to their website for all the information.

Supercars Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint
Date Mon 1st Jul 2019 to Wed 31st Jul 2019
There’s non-stop thrills for all ages at the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint, July 2019. Round up your mates or your family and start planning a weekend packed full of action.

Just an hour from Brisbane, Queensland Raceway offers one of the most accessible trackside experiences on the Supercars calendar, with easy parking and excellent vantage points around the circuit.
The Brisbane Trail Ultra Running Festival
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
The Brisbane Trail Ultra is a running festival that will challenge you like no other. Running through the sub-tropical paradise of Brisbane and its surrounding D'Aguilar National Park, this event will test your limits and give you the experience of a lifetime.

The marquee event is a 110 kilometre trail-based, point to point ultra-marathon. Starting just 20 minutes from the central business district, the race flows through D’Aguilar National Park. It then returns to the city via the iconic Mt Coot-tha, then a final leg through quaint Brisbane suburbs. All this leading to a spectacular, high energy finish, next to the central business district in South Bank.

A 30 kilometre and 60 kilometre event will be held with the longer distance event. All events will have a relay option to allow runners of all abilities to participate.

The festival aims to ensure everyone gets the experience of a lifetime, not just the runners! Over the course of the weekend, there will be a 'Trail Life' expo in the South Bank finish precinct. Off Trail Adventures packages and Food Safari itineraries will be available to keep 'your crew' happy while you're out challenging yourself and support your recovery after the race.
Acoustic Guitar Spectacular
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019
A highly anticipated annual event, the Acoustic Guitar Spectacular brings together a hand-picked group of internationally recognised acoustic guitarists from across the globe.

This series of very special concerts is hosted by internationally acclaimed Brisbane guitarist Michael Fix, who will be joined by YouTube sensation, Italian virtuoso Luca Stricagnoli (his first visit to Australia) and Roots/Rock multi-instrumentalist Minnie Marks.

The concerts are structured so that each player will feature as solo artists, as well as performing as an ensemble, allowing plenty of opportunity for spontaneity and improvisation. Three players with such diverse musical backgrounds presents amazing possibilities, and incredible variety for audiences.

Each guitarist is known for their ability to entertain, and each present their unique music with a view to engage and delight audiences with stories, songs, and humour, (as well as fretboard fireworks!), making it a performance aimed for all people, not just ‘guitar aficionados’.

This is a rare opportunity to see such a wealth of amazing musical talent on the one stage. In particular, it’s a unique chance to see one of the international young stars of the global acoustic guitar scene.
Scenic Rim Winter Harvest Festival
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019
The Winter Harvest Festival is a fabulous, relaxed day out for families and food lovers. Taste the food, meet the producers, watch the cooking demonstrations and feast from the Scenic Rim’s smorgasbord of fresh produce.

Eat Local Week’s signature event is an authentic food festival which showcases the delicious array of food and wine that’s produced in the Scenic Rim. The Winter Harvest Festival features producers, suppliers, retailers and chefs from across the region and offers visitors the opportunity to literally eat their way around the Scenic Rim.

Tasting plates, wines and fresh produce will be on sale and a highlight of the day is the Tractor Pulling Competition, which pits teams against a 12-tonne tractor. Which team will clock the fastest time and win the prize?

Please note: dogs are not permitted.
Giant 3PLUS3 - A Mountain Bikers Christmas in July
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
Giant 3PLUS3

It's Christmas in July on Mountain Bikes.

Two courses both operating over the two days – One for the Competitors (Racers) and the other for the Completer’s (Social). Next day they are switched offering new challenges and extra fun factor!

Podium prizes/medals for those on the racing course and spot prizes handed out through-out the day for those riding the social course - enjoying a safe and friendly track environment – perfect for beginners and those in it for fun! Both courses will be timed with pit-lane and the timing-line being a common area.

The courses, including the kids, change on Sunday for a new challenge.

All four courses will be made up of fun single track with minimal climbing making them suitable for all skill levels.

Included is a Christmas celebration, making it a true family event that will cater to all MTB enthusiasts and their families.

There will be *Secret Santa, prizes for the best Christmas costume (both on and off the track), Kids Christmas movies and a massive Christmas feast and celebration Saturday night.

They look forward to seeing you all out here!

Abbey Medieval Festival
Date Sat 13th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
In 2019, the 30th Abbey Medieval Festival brings you and extended program with more engaging personal experiences, more immersive family-fun and more active learning than ever-before.

This spectacular event serves as a vital fund-raiser for the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, in Caboolture, North Brisbane in fulfilling its vision of ‘enriching people’s lives through the stories created from their collection’.

The Middle Ages (5th to 15th century) saw the flowering of art, science, and the dawning of the era of exploration.

Through this unique annual celebration, the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology enables visitors across Australia and Queensland to co-create their own medieval experience in a highly engaging and immersive event that is proudly the most authentic in the southern hemisphere.

Re-enactors, musicians and street performers from across Australia join in a dynamic display of life, pageantry and the drama of medieval Europe.

The Festival also includes two banquets, a week of children-focused activities at the ‘Kids Dig It! Medieval Family Fun’ week.

In 2019, you can expect more workshops, more learning and and a special Viking occasion at dusk! Don't miss it.

Regional Flavours
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
Experience the Sunshine State on a plate at Regional Flavours, Queensland’s premier free food and wine festival.

Held in Brisbane’s picturesque South Bank Parklands, Regional Flavours features free entertainment from celebrity chefs and industry experts, delicious food, beer and wine, live music, kid’s activities and more. A highlight of the event is the Queensland Taste Marketplace, a producer market pulsing with more than 80 stalls selling locally made wine, cheese, chocolate, fruit, jam, cakes and more.
Tertiary Studies Expo TSXPO 2019
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
The 38th annual Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) will be held on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019 from 10am to 4pm on both days at the Royal I.C.C, Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane. Admission is free!

This event presents an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in education and training or those seeking professional career development and employment opportunities. With exhibitors including Australian-Wide and international universities, private education providers, TAFE institutes, graduate employment, Defence Force recruiting, student support services and employers, TSXPO provides a unique opportunity to find everything related to education and employment, under one roof.

Visitors can go into the draw to win multiple prizes. For information on TSXPO, please visit their website or Facebook page.
Queensland Work and Skills Expo 2019
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
In 2019, the Queensland Work and Skills Expo (QWSE) will showcase a vast range of organisations, comprising of VET providers, apprenticeship information and support industry associations, locally-based and national employers and service providers. The Queensland Work and Skills Expo (QWSE) will also offer visitors a “hands-on” activity zone to try a range of vocational skills and other activities. This event will be staged in conjunction with the upcoming 38th annual Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) to provide a diverse range of study and career options from an expanded range of exhibitors. Visit their website for further event details.

Admission is free!
Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run
Date Sun 21st Jul 2019
The 33rd Annual Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run is back in 2019 on Sunday July 21.

With the starting line at Crockatt Park on the stunning Redcliffe Peninsula, come and see why thousands of fans return each year for Queensland's most scenic fun run.

All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Whether you're a seasoned runner or taking the step into your first ever fun run, the J2J has a race category to suit you.

There are four race categories to enter including:
- Half Marathon (21 kilometre)
- 10 kilometre
- 5 kilometre
- 3 kilometre

For more information visit their website.
Troy Cassar-Daley – Greatest Hits Tour
Date Sun 21st Jul 2019
Troy Cassar-Daley has come a long way from the 12 year old boy from Grafton busking on Peel Street at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Even as he expands the boundaries of what he is capable of musically, as the diverse list of collaborators grows longer, as his swag of awards and size of his crowds has grown and grown, the innate integrity and charisma powering his music has always remained a steady true north. As he once sang, “I live the tales I tell”.

Throughout his 30 years of making music, Troy has been awarded numerous accolades including four ARIAs, 36 Golden Guitars, two APRA Country Song of the Year awards, nine Deadlys (Australian Indigenous Artist Awards), four CMAA Entertainer of the Year awards plus two NIMAs (National Indigenous Music Awards).

In 2017 Troy was honoured as the 50th inductee into the prestigious Australasian Roll Of Renown.

With numerous gold and platinum records, Troy has achieved a staggering 31 number one chart singles, all of which are collected on his new compilation album Greatest Hits – along with signature album tracks and two brand new TCD originals.

Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park
Date Sun 28th Jul 2019
Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park presented by University of Southern Queensland.

I run Ipswich on Sunday 28 July 2019!

The Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park fun run course is nestled in the most iconic parks in Ipswich, Queens Park and Limestone Park. Renowned for its challenging hill climbs, this scenic route is sure to bring you highs; not to mention the enthusiastic water stations manned by local high school students at every one kilometre.
Redcliffe KiteFest
Date Sat 24th Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
Get swept away with the fun, colour and excitement at the annual Redcliffe KiteFest.

Boasting a family-friendly environment for families looking for low-cost entertainment in a safe, outdoor setting, the Redcliffe KiteFest features a weekend of international kite flyers and colourful kite displays, aerobatic displays, jet ski stunt shows, stage entertainment, children activities, workshops, market stalls, food vendors and much more – all with a breathtaking backdrop of Moreton Bay.

The event will extend into the night on Saturday, bringing audiences a night-time program of illuminated kite displays, fireworks and music.

It’s no wonder the Redcliffe KiteFest has grown to become one of the biggest kite festivals in Australia and one of the most popular events in South East Queensland.
TreX Cross Triathlon Series Race 1 - Enduro
Date Sat 31st Aug 2019
Race 1 of the series based at Murrenbong Scout Camp, just 40 minutes north of Brisbane, the venue offers some of the best mountain biking and trail running in south east Queensland.

The event includes Standard, Sprint, Junior, Teaser and Dirt Kids Courses and is a great way to kick off an all new TreX Season.

Moreton Bay Food and Wine Fest
Date Sat 7th Sep 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019
Get ready to eat, drink and enjoy all weekend long at the Moreton Bay Food and Wine Festival, with something to satisfy everyone’s palate.

With Moreton Bay as its stunning backdrop, the festival winds its way along the Redcliffe Foreshore where foodies will enjoy top-notch bites and sips, along with a jam-packed program of entertainment.

Entry to the festival is free, where visitors can enjoy sampling food from top chefs and restaurants, grab a drink at one of the many pop-up bars, watch cooking demonstrations, browse pavilions and market stalls and marvel at the huge fireworks display on Saturday night.
Date Fri 4th Oct 2019 to Sun 6th Oct 2019
Brisbane presents:
The world's longest non stop obstacle race.

This race offers for the obstacle racer enthusiast the following distances:
200 kilometre solo lap, as well as in a team of two, also solo laps only for 150 kilometres or 50 kilometres.

To be held, again, in Kurwongban on the beautiful 400 acres of natural lush forest, The Murrenbong scouts reserve on October 4 to 62019.

This event is the longest in the world, so if you want to be part of a truly unique experience, if you want OCR bragging rights, you cannot miss this one.

Registrations opening in March 2019.

Please check their website for more details or their Facebook page.