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Big Fork Fridays
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Fri 29th Nov 2019
Shake up your end of the week plans with Big Fork Fridays—your fresh comedy hit every Friday night in Paddington. It’s comedy like you’ve never seen before as Big Fork Theatre’s crack team of comedians and improvisers guarantee a brand new night of comedy every Friday night at 7.30pm, direct from the old Paddington Substation.

This show brings together all of Big Fork’s regular shows in an anarchic, no-holds-barred, rotating tap of comedy, inspired by the improv theatres of the U.S.A. Their hugely popular improvised comedy show Cool Story Bro are a frequent billing—where guest storytellers share real stories from their lives and Brisbane’s best improvisers then remix those stories, improvising a one-of-a-kind show that you’ll never see again.

Make Big Fork Fridays a regular feature of your Friday nights and become BFFs with some of Brisbane's quickest comedic minds.

Doors open 7pm each night. (No show Good Friday).
Book online to guarantee your seat.
Drinks and refreshments available for purchase. Cash and card accepted.



2017 and 2018 Anywhere Theatre Festival Award Winner.

"Big Fork Theatre are a gift to Brisbane comedy. Any show they are involved in is not to be missed." - Anywhere Festival

Revolutions - Bracken Ridge
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sat 9th Mar 2019
Head to Bracken Ridge Skatepark and learn how to skateboard with their highly qualified teaching ASF Coaches. Learn the basics, improve your skills, land new tricks, make new friends and have fun at the skatepark!

Children aged three years and over are welcome to join.
Bookings essential.
Zumba Gold Fitness Classes
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
Get active with great people at the Zumba Gold workout for the young at heart! You'll be grooving to a wide range of zesty Latin, spicy Indian and other international rhythms!

Ideal for active older adults, low fitness participants and anyone wanting a fun, simple and low-impact fitness class. All ages and abilities are welcome in this Zumba Gold Fitness class!

This class is offered as part of the Brisbane City Council's Active Parks Program. Bookings are not required, you can just rock up!
Smartphone Photography Course (Brisbane)
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sat 7th Jan 2023
Unleash your smartphone camera's full potential and develop your photography skills in a fun class.

Enjoy a hands-on learning experience in some of the most photogenic parts of Brisbane.

Get off auto mode and and learn to shoot in 'manual' mode, Learn about composition, hands on challenges to put theory into practice. Control your shutter speed and ISO, get constructive one-on-one feedback on your photos, so you keep getting better.

Learn about and practice travel photography (street portraits, architecture, still life, abstract, landscapes, nature), learn to edit easily with your phone and achieve amazing images.

This class will proceed regardless of the weather as there are indoor areas to use (though do bring an umbrella if the skies look grey)!

See the booking link for reviews, more info and for the most updated schedule.

Everleigh Food Truck and Movie Festival
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Greenbank residents are gearing up for the first Everleigh Food Truck and Movie Festival, which is set to see locals flock to the community's brand new AUD5.1 million parkland and events space to enjoy a whole month of free films and food, commencing on Saturday, February 2. The new Everleigh community, being developed by Mirvac, will host the Food Truck and Movie Festival over four Saturday evenings—with each event starting at 5.30pm.

The Everleigh Food Truck and Movie Festival will be held at Everleigh Park on Everleigh Drive in Greenbank, with the first 200 guests at each event receiving their meal free of charge from 5.30pm, and the complimentary film under the stars kicking off at 6.30pm, making it the perfect way to spend a budget-friendly family evening.



Saturday, February 2, 5.30pm
Wild Rissole will be serving up a selection of mouthwatering dishes that will have even the most avid meat-eater pounding their chest in excitement like Tarzan! From drool-worthy gourmet burgers made from only the best Aussie beef to delicious vegetarian options, Wild Rissole will have diners in a delight while they kick back and watch a special movie.

Couples Latin Dance: Tango and Bolero
Date Mon 4th Feb 2019 to Mon 8th Apr 2019
​Tango and Bolero For Beginners and Beyond.

Reignite the spark in your relationship as you learn moves from American Ballroom Tango and Street Latin (Brazilian) Bolero. Ideal for beginner couples and those with dance experience. There is no changing of partners during the class, so you're not dancing with strangers.

This is a 10-week course. Half-term enrolments (the first five weeks) are available.
Unpacking the Archive: Designer Tours
Date Thu 7th Feb 2019 to Thu 4th Apr 2019
The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive features 200 garments selected in collaboration with 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 from 1989 to 2016.

Established and emerging Brisbane fashion designers choose their favourite outfits from The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive exhibition, explore the design and construction of the garments and shares the influence of Easton Pearson on their own design practice and ambitions. This is a perspective you won’t find on your own.
Micro Histories
Date Thu 7th Feb 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Artworks and artefacts from the Museum of Brisbane and City of Brisbane Collections are paired with buildings by six of Brisbane’s most exciting architectural firms in Micro Histories, an exhibition exploring the relationship between architecture, art, people and place.

Co-curated with Cameron Bruhn, Head of Architecture at The University of Queensland, Micro Histories celebrates the work of Brisbane architects and the inspiration that they find in the environment, community and history of the city. Each of the new buildings is presented using models, images and drawings and displayed alongside artworks and objects that tell a story about Brisbane’s culture and built environment.

Exhibiting architects are: Marc&Co., Baber Studio, PHAB, Bureau Proberts, Anna O’Gorman Architects, M3 Architecture and Kevin O’Brien Architects.

Exhibiting artists are: Carl Warner, Simon Degroot, Bruce Reynolds, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, William Bustard, Jane Grealy, Sonja Carmichael and Gordon Bennett.

This event is part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum, an initiative of Architecture Media and Museum of Brisbane.
BrisAsia Festival
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
There is more to see and do with BrisAsia Festival from 9 February to 3 March. Discover interesting food through the food trails at Inala and Sunnybank and Dumpling Day at Bowen Hills, experience a cosplay event with the Summer Party or have a laugh with Crazy Funny Asians, their comedy event. With 100 events across the city over four weekends, this BrisAsia Festival is set to be bigger than ever.
Experience Somerset Exhibition
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
Somerset Regional Council proudly presents Experience Somerset, a photography exhibition that celebrates real country, real adventure.

Explore the Somerset of yesteryear through historic artefacts and images of the early pioneer settlements. Journey from past to present with images captured by internationally renowned travel photographer, David Kirkland. Let the imagery guide you through the region’s expansive countryside, unique landmarks and spectacular scenery. Housed in the iconic Somerset Regional Art Gallery - The Condensery at Toogoolawah, don’t miss out on your chance to truly Experience Somerset.

The Somerset Regional Art Gallery - The Condensery is open  9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm weekends. Closed Good Friday.
Opinion Trivia
Date Tue 12th Feb 2019 to Tue 31st Mar 2020
Have ewe herd? Sheepoll's Opinion Trivia is in Fortitude Valley at Beirne Lane!

What's Opinion Trivia? It's kinda like pub trivia, but there are no right or wrong answers. Instead of finding the smartest person in the room, they discover the most average and the most unique, asking questions you'll never find at a normal trivia night.

What's the ugliest letter? Would you rather 10 arms or 10 teeth? Would you kill your best friend to save your own life? Dubbed an 'improv comedy gameshow', everyone is a contestant and the entertainment comes from the host and the audience exploring the ridiculous ideas sprouted from the questions.

Punters play along using the Sheepoll app, and through a slew of segments, and a bunch of instant prize games, they calculate the most average person, The White Sheep, and the most unique, The Black Sheep. Those two players win the night, with cash, bar vouchers and tattoos up for grabs!

Download the free Sheepoll app today, set up your Baabaatar (your online sheep avatar), and join them every Tuesday at 7pm!

Opinion trivia—think less, laugh more!
Winds of Poetic Mountain: Dreams and Voices from Tunghai University, Taiwan
Date Thu 14th Feb 2019 to Sat 23rd Feb 2019
This exhibition brings together artworks by professors and students of the Tunghai University Department of Fine Arts. Tunghai’s humanistic spirit nourishes young talent, allowing for education in traditional art forms and creative exploration of new directions.

Tunghai Unversity is located in Taichung City, Taiwan. Its Department of Fine Arts, established in 1983, was the first of its kind in South and Central Taiwan. Over the past 20 years, a multi-faceted curriculum has encouraged a deeper understanding of contemporary art and culture.

As a passionate advocate of cultural exchange and collaboration, QPAC is proud to host this extraordinary exhibition of contemporary art from Tunghai University Department of Fine Arts in its first ever international showing.
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.
The Handmade Expo Market Ipswich
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019 to Sat 21st Dec 2019
Monthly Market at the Ipswich Turf Club.

They are exclusively Handmade/Baked/Grown along with a few quality crafting supplies for you to create your own 'Handmade experience'.

This is an outdoor market with up to 100 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.

Plantation Voices: Contemporary Conversations with Australian South Sea Islanders
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019
Emerging from the sugarcane farms of tropical Queensland to cut a path to freedom, the stories of Australian South Sea Islanders are steeped in strength and resilience.

Through never-before-seen original photographs, rare and restricted historical papers, and newly commissioned artworks, Plantation Voices repatriates the living history of the unknown names and faces of people tricked or kidnapped into servitude as cheap labour in Queensland’s cane fields.

More than 150 years later, the exhibition also charts the pathways of descendants in reclaiming their lost past and forging their identities into the future.

Through this free exhibition, State Library’s heritage collections give voice to the untold stories of a community that played a vital role in the shaping of our nation, and fought so fiercely to call Australia home.
Pottery and Textiles Workshop Experience - February
Date Sun 17th Feb 2019 to Thu 21st Feb 2019
The Pottery and Textiles Experience is designed to inspire your creative energy through the discovery of various art forms, from Pottery to Rug Making and Basket Weaving, all with local based artists.

Suitable for beginners, this is a fun filled experience for those wanting to unleash their creative side!

Pottery is an organic beauty, created with one’s own hands. The limits on what you create are limited only by what you can dream. Learn the craft of handmade pottery from a ceramic artist and potter with over 30 years’ experience.

Rug making is a revived tradition. They join the ‘War on Waste’ and learn how to transform unwanted fabric or clothing into functional rugs and mats from a textile artist specialising, for over 25 years, in the design and production of hand tufted rugs.

Get hands on experience identifying, harvesting and preparing local plant materials while learning the basic art of basket weaving from a creator who, over the past 30 years, has aimed to create art that "interprets the story of nature and show the beauty of the secrets it holds’.

This Experience is inclusive of accommodation.
Creative Arts - Painting /Drawing Workshop Experience - February
Date Mon 18th Feb 2019 to Fri 22nd Feb 2019
Renowned local Tamborine Mountain artist Gaye Dell is offering a series of five-day creative workshop that stimulates the artist in all of us using simple tools but spectacular locations!

Using the exquisite beauty and unique experiences Tamborine Mountain has to offer, Gaye shares a lifetime of creative endeavours with you and will delight in showing you the road less-travelled on the mountain as only a local can.

This Workshop Experience is inclusive of accommodation, which they allocate from one of their preferred Bed and Breakfasts based on availability, or share this experience with a group of friends and/or family!

For groups with three or four couples travelling together, they will accommodate (at no extra cost) in one of our fabulous Holiday Houses. These are perfect for group gatherings with shared communal spaces.

Travelling as a couple and wanting to stay in your own private cottage? Why not upgrade to one of their cottage destinations?
Colour Direction Retailing
Date Tue 19th Feb 2019
You'll learn how colours affect our daily lives and gain an understanding of personal responses to colours, for anyone who realises the need for more knowledge about colour than is generally available.

The proper use of colours helps provide understanding, personal development and greater awareness of your whole self. It also provides valuable practical benefits for those working with colour, such as fashion consultants, cosmeticians, retailers, hairdressers, interior decorators, designers and advertising and marketing consultants.
Ben Quity 'The Accident'
Date Tue 19th Feb 2019 to Sat 16th Mar 2019
Prominent Australian artist, Ben Quilty, presents a new series of works in 'The Accident'.

Predominantly featuring etchings, the works were created in the weeks and months after the artist dislocated his right shoulder and left knee.

Jan Murphy Gallery presents this exhibition ahead of Ben Quilty’s major survey exhibition, 'Quilty', which will be presented at three major state galleries in 2019, commencing with the Art Gallery of South Australia in March.

Bianca Del Rio – It's Jester Joke
Date Wed 20th Feb 2019
The self-proclaimed “clown in a gown” tells tales of her world travels and the outrageous circus that is her life. Sure to keep audiences in stitches with her comical “tell it like it is” views, covering life from politics and travel to family and social media. It isn’t all fun and games, though. There is an important life lesson to be learned through this fearless comedy show…sometimes we all just need to lighten up!

Bianca Del Rio, the alter ego of seasoned comic Roy Haylock, has well and truly taken the world by storm. She quickly became a front-runner on the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and was crowned the winner in May 2014. A popular contestant amongst fans, Bianca’s Instagram following soared to over one million followers and her shows The Rolodex of Hate, Not Today Satan and Blame It On Bianca Del Rio sold out to audiences all over the world.

Don’t miss your chance to see the The Queen of Mean in her fiercely funny new show in 2019.
Paint, Pineapple and Prosecco!
Date Thu 21st Feb 2019
It’s time to tropic like it’s hot!

By now you’ve probably heard of the ‘paint and sip’ concept going around town, but if you love paint, pineapples and prosecco, then they have something amazing in store for you.

Its sweet tasting tangy, yellow flesh has long divided pizza lovers for centuries but if you’re like them and you’re absolutely obsessed with pineapples, then this event is a recipe for #FOMO, so don’t miss out.



Toombul Shopping Centre is bringing a dedicated pineapple paint pop-up to town for one hot night only.



Offering unlimited wine and grazing—yes, you heard right people, unlimited! —this tropical pineapple experience will teach you how to create the ultimate pineapple watercolour painting. They’ll even frame if for you!

If you're no Picasso, no worries! Wendy Cumes Rowell, an artist with 20 years’ experience, will be on hand to help you hone your painting skills.

If this event doesn’t make you want to do the Conga, they don’t know what will!

Grab your pals and get your tickets at their website.

Where: Toombul Shopping Centre (outside Witchery).
When: Thursday, 21 February, 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Cost: AUD30 plus booking fee.

Sara Macliver in Concert with Camerata
Date Thu 21st Feb 2019
Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra welcomes Sara Macliver, one of Australia’s most treasured singers. After a dreamy entrée from Grainger, Sara’s artistry will be on display in Schumann’s intimate, A Woman’s Love and Life depicting the emotional stages of a 19th century woman’s life, attributed to the story of his own wife Clara whom he had just married. Britten’s brilliant and inspired set of character pieces follows, and ranges from the most tender to laugh-out-loud moments with virtuosity and passion that still challenge the finest chamber orchestras of today. At the concert we reveal a mystery guest on the night for your enjoyment, before concluding the evening with Sara and Vivaldi’s tempestuous In furore that they are sure will bring the concert to an absolutely thrilling conclusion.

Program
Grainger Dreamery
Schumann Frauenliebe und Frauenleben (A Woman’s Love and Life), Op.42 arranged for Voice and Strings
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10
Wild card mystery guest segment
Vivaldi Motet for Soprano and Orchestra, In furore (In fury), RV 626
Sara Macliver In Concert With Camerata
Date Thu 21st Feb 2019
Camerata welcomes Sara Macliver, one of Australia’s most treasured singers. After a dreamy entrée from Grainger, Sara’s artistry will be on display in Schumann’s intimate, A Woman’s Love and Life depicting the emotional stages of a 19th century woman’s life, attributed to the story of his own wife Clara who he had just married. Britten’s brilliant and inspired set of character pieces and ranges from the most tender to laugh-out-loud moments with virtuosity and passion that still challenge the finest chamber orchestras of today. At the concert they reveal a mystery guest, before concluding the evening with Sara in Vivaldi’s tempestuous In furore that they are sure will bring the concert to an absolutely thrilling conclusion.
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.
Brisbane Comedy Festival Opening Gala
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019
Presented by Brisbane Comedy Festival. Proudly supported by Brisbane City Council.

What better way to kick off the Festival than a spectacular line-up of the funniest comedians in two hours of laughs.

Hosted by Charlie Pickering, this night-of-nights will be packed with non-stop entertainment. Featuring a fresh lineup of the country’s best up-and-coming and well-loved comedians, as well as the only performance from Charlie Pickering in the Festival, this is a variety show that won’t disappoint.

Pop the champagne, tap the keg, refill the water cooler, its Gala time at Brisbane Comedy Festival 2019.
Knockoff
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019 to Fri 22nd Mar 2019
Presented by Brisbane Comedy Festival. Proudly supported by Newstead Brewing and Triple M.

Forget beer yoga or laughing circles, it’s Friday and the only way to get those stomach muscles working is at the best free comedy night in town, Knockoff.

The laughter must be contagious, as Knockoff has extended to a second location for Brisbane Comedy Festival 2019. Take in the laughs at the original home of Knockoff, Brisbane Powerhouse, or head into the City for a Triple M style Knockoff, including a Dad joke-off as well as live music acts.

Want to hear jokes about construction? Sorry, they’re still working on them. But if you want to kick off the weekend with the ultimate dose of free comedy while you and your mates enjoy a drink in a chilled atmosphere, then Knockoff from work and hang with them.
Stand Up Comedy with Bob Franklin
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019 to Sat 23rd Feb 2019
The Sit Down Comedy Club is one of Australia’s major producers of Stand Up Comedy, presenting a new show every week with local, national and international performers.

Come down to Brisbane’s very own Stand Up Comedy Club on Thursday, Friday or Saturday night for some food, drinks and belly laughs!

This week featuring:
Headline Act: Bob Franklin
MC: Fiona McGary
and special guests.
Eats and Beats
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019
Food trucks, music, kids activities and more. Embrace the old with the new when Eats and Beats returns to the historical Logan Village Green on 22 February. Be there as they bring the Village Green to life with delicious food and live entertainment.

Eats and Beats is a funky urban food truck and music pop-up series of events held in various locations across the City of Logan. This event is a free, family friendly, great date night out option, with various delicious food trucks and amazing talent on show throughout the night.
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!
The Highwaymen
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, four towering giants in the music industry.

Collectively as The Highwaymen, the quartet has a unique connection to Australians that has only strengthened over the last two decades. The Highwaymen toured Australia in 1991 and 1995, playing Newcastle, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane, attracting hundreds of thousands to their concerts and appearances and generating an excitement rivalled only by that of The Beatles.

Now, Canadian-born international performer and producer Dail Platz along with Graeme Jensen, Gary LeGear, Dallas Southam and Laurie Keating, has re-created the magic that is The Highwaymen .

The show features great musicianship with pedal steel guitar, acoustic and electric guitars, drums, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and harmonica. The Highwaymen tribute show is a musical and visual re-creation – right down to their desert backdrop and the trademark rifle coats. All the Highwaymen’s great songs are included: Silver Stallion, Live Forever, The Highwayman, along with individual classics like Luckenbach Texas, On the Road Again, Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire and Help Me Make it Through the Night, 40 classic songs in all!
Girls' Day Out, presented by Priceline Pharmacy Ascot
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Call the girl squad because Girls' Day Out presented by Priceline Pharmacy Ascot is back next month!

Located in the picturesque grounds of Eagle Farm Racecourse, you and your besties will be treated to a glamorous day out at the races on Saturday 23 February.

Explore the pop-up bars and food trucks and lip sync along with the flurry of drag queens.

Enjoy your favourite cocktail in Cocktail Land, and freshen up at the complimentary Pamper Station before you get papped at one of the many photobooths around the course!

Enter the SHEIKE Fashions on the Field for your chance to win hundreds of dollar’s worth of prizes and then dance along with La-bOum while the sun sets.

And of course there's all the excitement of the local race program and interstate action streamed on the biggest screen in the Southern Hemisphere!
The Beatles - 50 Years On
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
For the very first time relive all the Beatles classic hits in one sensational two-hour concert experience presented by the world’s Premier ‘Beatles’ band, the sensational Beatle Boys touring Australia in 2019.

Direct from sell-out concerts in Canada and North America, South Africa, and Asia, The Beatle Boys will transport audiences back to those incredible days when the Beatles dominated the music charts with as many as seven songs in the Top 10 starting at Number One.

Hear every classic Beatles song that ever made it to Number One and re-live the magic and unique sound that made the Beatles the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band the world has ever known. No less than 35 chart-toppers that made the four ‘mop tops’ so much a part of our lives back in those heady days of the 60’s together with the timeless hits of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

The ‘Sensational’ Beatle Boys are as close and as good as it gets to the original four lads from Liverpool as they run the musical gambit from 1962 to 1969. Audiences will be blown away by the musical and physical similarities to the originals.
Happily Ever After - Celebrating Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Pride and Prejudice can claim to be the world's favourite novel. It was first published in 1813 and since then it has delighted readers around the world. In her presentation Susannah Fullerton will tell how this book first came to be written, the struggle to get it published and what the first reactions of readers were like.
Gigs and Picnics in City Botanic Gardens
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Sat 29th Jun 2019
Grab a blanket, picnic basket and bring a group to enjoy an afternoon of Gigs and Picnics in the City.

You’ll find food trucks and live music at the free monthly event in City Botanic Gardens. If food trucks aren't your thing, pre-order a picnic basket from The Gardens Club.

Think mellow jazz sounds, modern reggae and dub vibes, gypsy swing and more, against the beautiful backdrop of the City Botanic Gardens.

Share your experience @BrisbaneCity
#brisbanecity #gigsandpicnics #brisbaneanyday
West End Fire Festival
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Spontaneously combusted in 2006 it has transformed into a free community night filled with music, flow arts, local food trucks and a pinch of magic.

There is a lengthy love affair with the Flow Arts and Orleigh Park.
Bring a rug, sit back and enjoy the wonders that WEFF has to offer. This is truly one of West End's hidden gems.

Families and spectators are welcome!
Please keep dogs on a leash.

Want to learn the Flow Arts? Visit their site or Facebook page.

Let's keep the Arts alive in West End!
Respect the space.
Leave no trace.
Free Wellness Talks - South Bank
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Sat 23rd Mar 2019
During the current series of the Medibank Feel Good Program, there will be free wellness talks related to health and wellbeing hosted at South Bank.

Wellness talks:

10am to 10.45am, Saturday 23 February:
Seven steps to simple daily health by Jema-Lee, founder of Wellsome
- There's an abundance of information available today about "how to be healthy" and what we "should" do however what is realistically achievable? Join them to learn seven practical principles, the only elements required for long term health, energy, vibrancy and radiance.

10am to 10.45am, Saturday 9 March:
Daily rituals to calm and energise by Beatrice Peters, founder of I Quit Being Tired.
- Learn simple tips and strategies that will calm, soothe and help you feel vibrant and motivated. You will learn how to create a healthier mind and body with simple rituals that nurture and energise your emotional and physical wellbeing.

10am to 10.45am, Saturday 23 March:
Gut Health and Digestion by Katherine Maslen, founder of Brisbane Natural Health.
Gain a deeper understanding of all things related to your gut. Katherine will take you through the basic anatomy and physiology of your digestive organs, and discuss your gut health and healing ideas.
Open House: Tamworth Textile Triennial
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Sat 27th Apr 2019
Tamworth Textile Triennial, held every three years, showcases the best of textile art from across the country, attracting artist participation from all states in Australia. The third Tamworth Textile Triennial has been curated by Glenn Barkley using an Open House theme.

Open House: Tamworth Textile Triennial celebrates the open-ended, porous nature of textiles practice today. It introduces a group of artists who have not previously exhibited in the triennial.

All are linked in some way to a sense of broader engagement with things outside of themselves, and their studio. Many celebrate the process of belonging that comes from working with other artists, while others take on wide-ranging issues such as the landscape and the environment, and the artist's place in a world beset by environmental, social and cultural upheaval.

Bringing it together is an openness that comes through exhibiting, talking and creating which can involve both artist and viewer as equal participants. The making process is equally as important as the works themselves, and the conversations while creating and showing create an open house where all ideas and responses are welcome.

This exhibition has been developed by Tamworth Regional Gallery and is supported by the Visions regional touring program.
Comedy Smorgasbord
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
Presented by Brisbane Comedy Festival and Newstead Brewing Co.

Launch into the comedy season with a full belly of great food and laughs when Newstead Brewing Co put on a long table lunch with highlight comedians from the Festival cracking their best jokes. As the smokers fill the air with barbecue goodness, tables will be set for share platters and limited edition Newstead Brewing Co Brisbane Comedy Festival beer upon arrival.

Sit back, take in the laughs and settle in for a long afternoon of tasty eats and good company. Lineup to be announced.
Tribfest Down Under
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
The Ultimate Sunday Sesh, 10 hours of live music. Doors open 11am. Five performances plus a extravaganza Rock the Ages Show. Each band will put on at least a one and half hour full production show.

This is the inaugural Ultimate Sunday Sesh, their intention is to have this event every three months with different local musicians, premium covers and tribute bands with theme events.

This is an indoor event with a high concert stage and awesome dance area. It is well ventilated with ceiling fans and a heat extraction system. There is plenty of free parking on the grounds.

Bring your own drinks, snacks and takeaway foods (no need to keep forking out money all day). There will be a Food Truck and Coffee Van. Strictly No Glass Allowed.

The venue is close to public transport and the Lawnton Train Station is a five minute walk.

Camping is available onsite. You will need to contact the Pine Rivers Showground Caretaker.
Rum Club, with a twist!
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
Husk Distilleries and Jungle are excited to host this months Rum Club, with a twist!

Will plans to weave a few surprises into this 'rum' club. But you will have to wait to see what they are.

Ticket price includes tastings of special cocktails to showcase the wonderful Husk Distilleries selection. There will be a barbecue lunch provided. Throughout the evening listen and learn as Mauricio talks about the origins, crafting and intentions of the Husk distillery.
Summer's End Garden Party
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
On this last Sunday of the summer season, come lounge the afternoon away on the lawns of the historic West End Croquet Club.

Live music, thirst quenching beer, wine and cocktails, food trucks, sausage sizzle and icecream van.

Musical Entertainment Line up - Sissy Bones, DJ Synergy, Funk Soul Glee Club with more to be announced!
Creative Writing Workshop with Award Winning Author
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019 to Wed 27th Feb 2019
Award winning author, Marisa Parker Author, is delivering a two day Creative Writing Workshop (inclusive of accommodation), right here on the Mountain!

If you have ever wanted to learn the essentials of creative writing, this practical workshop will provide you with an insight into good writing habits, including how to cultivate and enhance your ideas.

Designed to instruct, support and inspire writers in any genre, the workshop will be delivered in a friendly, casual and interactive atmosphere.

Suitable for both beginners and intermediate writers, this is a great introduction, or refresher, to creative writing.
Kooralbyn Valley MTB 4 Hour Enduro
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
The Renegade 40 kilometre plus 40 kilometre and the four hour.

You are asking what this means?
The renegade races are one off races that run in conjunction with the Kooralbyn Valley Endurance series.

They will be a mixture of team events/XCS/marathon formats, but with a bit twist.

Expect a lot of fun, some tough courses which will push you too the limit.

There is a four hour race that is part of the Kooralbyn Valley MTB Series that starts at 9am on February 24 and finishes at 1pm.

Then they have the renegade 40+40 – this is doing four laps of a 10 kilometre course then have a half hour break and then do another four laps of the 10 kilometre course.

This race will start at 1pm on February 23.

This is separate event to the endurance series.

You are welcome to race both races.

It is a solo only race.

The Australian Ballet presents Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©
Date Mon 25th Feb 2019 to Sat 2nd Mar 2019
After sell-out seasons in 2017, Christopher Wheeldon’s madcap Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland© is coming to Brisbane!

Experience the colour, fun and fantasy of Lewis Carroll's famous story brought to life through dance. Witness extravangant sets, magnificent costumes and extraordinary music.

Join Alice as she meets a twitchy White Rabbit, a tap-dancing Mad Hatter and a hot-tempered Queen of Hearts in this family-friendly adventure.

Bursting with all the spectacle of Broadway this ballet will transport you to wonderland ... and into the depths of your imagination.

Experience breathtaking visuals from Tony Award-winning designer Bob Crowley and a colourful, cinematic score by Joby Talbot. With all the scale and spectacle of Broadway, this ballet will transport you to the heights of your imagination

Don’t be late for this very important date!
Australian String Quartet presents Haydn Winkelman Sibelius
Date Mon 25th Feb 2019
Haydn String Quartet op 33 no 3 The Bird
Helena Winkelman Papa Haydn’s Parrot
Sibelius String Quartet op 56 Voces Intimae

Whimsical spirit encounters aesthetic introspection in the first of our 2019 concerts. Haydn’s admiration for the musicality of birds creates curious charm, contrasting the soulful reflections of Finland’s great Romantic artist, Jean Sibelius.

Inspired by the new spirit of elegance and clarity defined with the term ‘galant,’Haydn’s work is directed entirely towards the listener’s delight, allowing musical intuition to transcend the composer’s technique.

Then Swiss violinist and composer Helena Winkelman pays her own wildly idiosyncratic tribute to Haydn and the birds that inspired him.

In contrast, Sibelius delves deep into his emotional life, surveying his feelings and fears in a tremendous assertion of personal strength. His quartet draws its force from a profound understanding for the intimacies of feeling which only a string quartet can truly explore.

The ASQ performs with guest cellist Timo-Veikko Valve while Sharon Grigoryan takes parental leave.
Shen Yun 2019 - Brisbane
Date Tue 26th Feb 2019 to Wed 27th Feb 2019
Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the breathtaking art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun pushes the boundaries of the performing arts to make this possible, with a unique blend of colorful costuming, high-tech backdrops, and live orchestra. Be prepared for a theater experience like no other.

Shen Yun Performing Arts is based in New York.
Presented by the Falun Dafa Association of Australia, Queensland Branch Inc.
The Song Company Presents: Treble Helix Unlocked (Brisbane)
Date Tue 26th Feb 2019
Ethereal interlocking harmonies from the turn of the 16th century sung standing around a beautiful facsimile of the Eton Choirbook.

One of the greatest surviving glories of pre-Reformation England, The Eton Chioirbook is a giant 500-year-old manuscript from the royal foundation at Eton College Chapel. – a stone’s throw from Windsor Castle. This sequence of music from the Chiorbook features a thrilling setting of the Magnificat, heartrending motets, the earliest polyphonic Passion by a named composer, and an extraordinary 13-part canon by the man in charge of the Choristers at Eton, Robert Wylkynson. Continuing a journey begun with the partbooks of Bryd-Round-Table and Machaut’s manuscript in True-Love-Story, we read the music of the Eton Chiorbook from a beautiful Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music facsimile, all gathered around a central music stand.
Michael Shafar - 50/50 at Brisbane Comedy Festival
Date Tue 26th Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
One of the country’s fastest rising comedians, Michael Shafar debuts in Brisbane with a show that is personal, raw and hilarious. In 2017, Michael was diagnosed with cancer and, fortunately, it has given him a lot of material. Don’t worry, this show is funny. It’s definitely not a TED Talk.

As heard on ABC’s Comedy Bites and Triple J’s Good Az Friday. Writer for Channel 10’s The Project.
JADE New World Collective – Crystal Moonlight
Date Tue 26th Feb 2019
JADE New World Collective, in residence at QPAC, features Indigenous didgeridoo musician David Williams, Japanese koto master Takako Haggarty Nishibori, Nepalese tabla virtuoso Dheeraj Shrestha, and Australian guitarist Dr Anthony Garcia.

JADE conceives original music that inspires and uplifts, transcending boundaries and responding to the evolving cultural landscape of our city. Their premiere concert, Crystal Moonlight, is a contemporary performance reflecting the timeless expanse of Indigenous Australian music against a sonic palette that integrates Western classical and traditional Asian soundscapes.

Artists:
Takako Haggarty Nishibori Koto and shamisen
David Williams Didgeridoo
Dheeraj Shrestha Tablas and percussion
Dr Anthony Garcia Guitar, Phin and Artistic Director

Guest Artists:
Pongsaporn Upani Khaen
Charulatha Mani Carnatic vocalist
Noralyn vocalist

JADE New World Collective was first commissioned and developed by QPAC in partnership with Sounds Across Oceans.
Wednesday 27 February Raceday
Date Wed 27th Feb 2019
Experience the thrill of being trackside with midweek racing at Doomben Racecourse. Entry is free on midweek racedays so round up the crew and head to the track for some live racing action!
The Opinion - Sheepoll
Date Thu 28th Feb 2019 to Thu 21st Mar 2019
Presented by Sheepoll and Brisbane Comedy Festival.



The team behind Sheepoll’s Opinion Trivia is turning it up a notch for Brisbane Comedy Festival 2019.

The pub trivia show with no right or answers is being brought to the stage in a comedy-variety-game show mashup where you get to play along with your favourite festival performers.

Join comedic hosts and a panel of guests as they ask and answer the stupidest questions about the things nobody can be bothered asking questions about.

The Opinion is a one-of-a-kind gameshow that’ll test your morals and discover the idiosyncrasies of every idiot in Brisbane. Are you the biggest freak in town? This is the funniest way to find out.

Brewhouse Comedy
Date Thu 28th Feb 2019 to Thu 14th Mar 2019
Presented By Brisbane Comedy Festival and Newstead Brewing Co.

They’re brewing up a surprise act at The Brewhouse for Brisbane Comedy Festival. Blow-off your Netflix plans and make your Thursday memorable with these secret gigs sure to surprise and delight. With 12 craft beers available on tap from Newstead Brewing Co, including the limited edition Brisbane Comedy Festival beer, all you have to do is choose your beverage and they’ll look after the laughs.
Anthony Jeselnik (USA) - World Comedy Tour Comes To Brisbane!
Date Thu 28th Feb 2019
Anthony Jeselnik’s wicked wordplay has fuelled some of the most memorable Comedy Central Roasts and three widely-acclaimed solo comedy specials in the last decade. Don’t miss the ‘Dark Prince of Comedy’ when he brings his evil genius one-liners to Australian stages!

A household name in the USA thanks to his Comedy Central Presents; phenomenal performances on the roasts of Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen and Roseanne Barr; as star and creator of The Jeselnik Offensive; and as host of the Emmy-nominated Last Comic Standing, Anthony has performed stand-up on Conan, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

From touring with Chris Rock in 2017 to an Emmy nomination, there’s no holding Jeselnik back – either in his material or in his career.

Citing Jimmy Carr as a hero and "dead babies" as his subject of choice, charmingly wicked Jeselnik delivers with a winning smile, devilish charm and a writing prowess that is shooting him into the comedy stratosphere. Tickets for this white-hot comedy superstar will not last long.

‘His brand of twinkling villainy slips down devilishly easily’ - The Guardian (UK)

‘The Satanic prince of stand-up, a black-hearted joke-slinger’ - The A.V. Club (US)
Jeff Green – Letter's Home – Brisbane Comedy Festival
Date Thu 28th Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Presented by Frontier Comedy.

More than ‘just’ award-winning UK comedian Jeff Green’s trademark rapid-fire stand-up, Letters Home is a series of warm, funny monologues.

From 1947 to 1982, over a million â€㭪 quid poms’ moved to Australia in the Ten Pound Assisted Passage scheme. They kept in touch via requests to BBC radio’s Two-Way Family Favourites, and with most of the UK, each Sunday Jeff’s family were glued to the radio. In homage to these souls and his own experience, Letters Home will be 10 ‘letters’ to Jeff’s family back home.

He celebrated his 30th year in stand-up last year, collecting accolades and selling out shows in the UK and Australia. Don’t miss this unique new show from one of Britain’s most enduring, and endearing, comedy talents.
Sunset Cinema Brisbane
Date Thu 28th Feb 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
Sink into a beanbag, sip on fine wine, laugh long and loud.

Sunset Cinema is at Mt Coot-tha Gardens until April. Featuring foot-stomping blockbusters, family favourites and VHS classics under the stars.

With full bar facilities and more food than you can poke a fork at, Sunset Cinema is the ultimate way to catch up with friends in Brisbane this year.

Feature films include Bohemian Rhapsody, Dirty Dancing and Mary Poppins Returns. Check the website to see the full program.
World Science Festival Brisbane 2019
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
In March 2019, the World Science Festival Brisbane will once again bring together the world’s best thought leaders to produce a stunning program of live and digital content that connects Asia-Pacific audiences of all ages with the concepts, challenges, discoveries and advancements that are shaping the world.

The luminaries of the science world will present the beauty, complexity, and importance of science through diverse, multidisciplinary programming that is the World Science Festival signature.

The World Science Festival Brisbane is presented by Queensland Museum and the Queensland Government, in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane Marketing.

Brisbane 20 to 24 March 2019. See website for dates of regional events.
Ronny Chieng - Tone Issues
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
Presented by Century and Brisbane Comedy Festival.

One of the stars of the worldwide smash-hit movie Crazy Rich Asians, correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, as seen in GQ and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s favourite Malaysian Chinese comedian, Ronny Chieng, returns to Australia to perform his unapologetic stand-up live for a very limited run of shows!
Breakout Showcase
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
Presented by Brisbane Comedy Festival.

They have handpicked some of Queensland’s finest emerging comedians for their 2019 Breakout Showcase! Guaranteed to tickle your funny bone, come and catch the next wave of talent before they make it big.

Line up to be announced.
After Hours
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Presented by Brisbane Comedy Festival.

Don’t miss the Brisbane Comedy Festival’s late-night variety show with a mix of Festival acts and Brisbane’s best local comedians.

Hosted by Dusty Rich and a special guest, After Hours line up changes every night. This is where your favourite comedians go to get loose, try new material and bring back some old favourites. Anything can happen at After Hours!
Movies in the Park: Ant-Man and The Wasp
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
Pack a picnic and get outdoors with the family for this free event.

Ant-Man and The Wasp.
(Adventure/Action , Rated PG , 118 minutes).

As Scott Lang balances being both a Superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

In the event of wet weather, the movie will be screened on Friday 8 March, at the same time and place.
Stand Up Comedy with Ro Campbell
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sat 2nd Mar 2019
The Sit Down Comedy Club is one of Australia’s major producers of Stand Up Comedy, presenting a new show every week with local, national and international performers.

Come down to Brisbane’s very own Stand Up Comedy Club on Thursday, Friday or Saturday night for some food, drinks and belly laughs!

This week featuring:
Headline Act: Ro Campbell
MC: Mark McConville
and special guests.
BrisAsia Sound at Green Jam
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
BrisAsia Sound returns to QPAC’s Green Jam this year with an eclectic line-up of Asian-Australian performers!

As headliners of the evening, dynamic duo KiKi-Tsugaru from Japan will bring their Shamisen prowess to Brisbane. Known across Japan as top-tier shamisen players, Ki&Ki (KiKi) is a true Japanese Tsugaru Shamisen Duo based in Tokyo, Japan.

Joining the night will be LÂLKA and Salmon and The Peaches.
Viagara Falls
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
Viagara Falls – Sweeten Up! is a lively, original farce which derives its humour and charm from warm, relatable characters and a simple mistake that escalates wildly out of control, affecting an entire community.

It also demonstrates the absurd consequences of unnecessary fear and prejudice. Not for the prudish however!

When multiple divorcee Fran, borrows a large container of artificial sweeteners – Sweeten Up – from her nervous husband-to-be Eric, she has no idea of the havoc that will wreak on the peaceful retirement village where they both live. In the week preceding their wedding, Serenity Gardens in Cemetery Road, not only appears to have lost its quiet, civilised charm – it looks like it’s descending fast into mayhem and anarchy!

Two of the three shows have already sold out so get your tickets fast for March 1!

Dusty and the Divas
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
The classic hits of the late Dusty Springfield are brought back to life with Sharon Rowntree’s Dusty and The Divas tribute show.

Prepare to be dazzled by glitz and glamour and amazing interpretations of a whole range of divas from the 1960s and 1970s.

Entertainer Sharon Rowntree said “People will love the characters in the show, they are iconic entertainers that helped shape the music industry like Petula Clark, Lulu, Nancy Sinatra, Sandie Shaw, Cilla Black, Connie Francis, Patsy, Karen Carpenter and even a special tribute to Dolly Parton and more….”

Sharon and her daughter Jessica will embrace each character in costume and relive songs such as I Only Want to Be With You, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, Shout, Puppet on a String, Downtown, plus many more of your favourites. Their fast paced changes and glitzy gowns will leave patrons spellbound as they move across the stage and through the audience with an engaging smile and clever wit.

The Dusty and The Divas show is much more than a tribute show, it combines songs, laughter and a visual treat, all rolled into one.
Neel Kolhatkar – Brisbane Comedy Festival
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
Presented by Frontier Comedy.

Stand-up comedy and social media phenom Neel Kolhatkar has been doing the rounds of comedy clubs and theatres across Australia and around the world since he won the Class Clowns competition at just 15 years old. His accents, impressions, short films and carefully crafted jokes have seen him collect over 1.2 million followers and tens of millions of views on his videos.

He’s had a big year on television with lead roles in Virgin Bush for ABC TV, Tahir’s Street Smarts and Skit Happens for Network Ten’s Pilot Week, and now Neel returns to Fringe fresh from filming his third stand-up special, with his sixth live solo show! Neel shows sell fast—book early!
The Australian Ballet – Behind the Scenes
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
Every morning, six days a week, the dancers of The Australian Ballet take class. It helps them find new heights of technical excellence and maintain their peak fitness. Get a privileged, in-theatre view of their training, with commentary by artistic staff, then sit in as their top dancers rehearse.
BrisAsia Symposium 2019 – Belonging
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
BrisAsia Symposium 2019 – Belonging, is an intimate and thought-provoking day designed to inspire and connect individuals passionate about the drive for cultural change. The Symposium includes a range of interactive panel discussions and artistic performances. Topics of discussion include intercultural arts practice, cultural heritage and diplomacy, philosophy, creativity and wellbeing.

They are happy to announce that cook, writer and television presenter Adam Liaw will be joining them as a new guest speaker at the 2019 Symposium.

His television series, Destination Flavour, has travelled through Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Scandinavia and Singapore, winning an AACTA award for Best Lifestyle Program. Liaw is an official ‘Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine’ and UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Nutrition.

They look forward to sharing this fabulous day with Adam along with a host of other guests and panellists including ABC Radio National host Paul Barclay who will conduct a live recording of Big Ideas.

Rufus Du Sol – Solace Australian Tour
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
After dropping their anticipated third LP 'Solace', one of the world’s pre-eminent electronic acts Rüfüs Du Sol have announced what will be their biggest Aussie tour yet—the Solace Australian tour.

'Solace' follows Rüfüs Du Sol’s previous two platinum-certified albums 'Atlas' and 'Bloom', and is an album that is as sonically rich as it is emotionally intelligent. The Australian three-piece—comprised of members Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt—have explored new territory on 'Solace'; born out of a particularly poignant period for the band, it tackles heavier themes such as the pain of loss and the persistence of memory. This is unequivocally the group’s most sophisticated work to date.

The Aussie leg of the tour follows a rigorous two-year world tour which saw the band perform everywhere from legendary California festival Coachella, to Serbia’s Exit. This intensive period of touring helped pave the way for the 'Solace' live show, crafted through years of varied live experience for the band.
Finding Fashion Seminar: Identity, Place and Style in Australian Fashion
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
The Finding Fashion Seminar brings together Australian fashion designers, makers and academics to explore fashion’s role in shaping a distinctly Australian culture.

Presented in collaboration with Brisbane-based design collective The Stitchery, this seminar invites Brisbane’s fashion community to explore how bold style can create identity, bring communities together and advocate for change towards a brighter future.

Confirmed speakers include Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson. Details of speaker line-up and sessions coming soon. Spaces limited.
Whiskey! The Show
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Whiskey! The Show is a celebration of bourbon, rye and American whiskies. More than a dozen different exhibitors, with 20 brands and over 50 different whiskies, will be showcasing a selection of new releases and old favourites from the USA and Canada. All whiskey samples, a whiskey tasting glass and food pack are included in the ticket price and the Malt Traders pop-up shop will be selling whiskies on the day at discounted prices.
People, Plates and Places at Arakai Estate Tea Plantation
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
People, Plates and Places amazing restaurants without walls create memories that last.

This communal plate to paddock dining experience will be held on a 400 acre property in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Australia. The Collins family farm is home to Arakai Estate, Artisan Tea Makers, Brendon and Kristie Collins. The Arakai Estate has won a number of awards for their teas over the last five years. Hear from the farmers, chef and winemaker. Hear their stories, their passion and their provenance.



Behind farm gates, in the paddock, under the stars. It’s a tranquil setting. One long table, white tablecloths, sparkling glasses, crockery and cutlery.

Sharing good food and wine with good company. It’s one of life’s simple pleasures.

Each course is creatively crafted for your sensory pleasure. Carefully selected authentic produce showcases local growers and regional flavours together with matching wines.

Wanting to share a relaxed outdoor five course dining experience? Looking for like-minded food-lovers who enjoy healthy eating? Keen to leave the daily bustle behind? Prepared for a sinking sun succumbing to a rising moon?

Enjoying these special People, Plates and Places opportunities is easy.

Bookings essential on their People, Plates and Places Arakai Estate booking page.

The Beasts
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
After an extremely emotional final performance with the Beasts of Bourbon, Tex Perkins hit upon the idea of getting all of the band’s members, past and present into a recording studio with no particular agenda other than to do just that. It was more of a celebratory thing he had in mind than anything. Sadly, bassist Brian Hooper didn’t make it along as he passed away a week after the Beasts last show.

Assembled in Soundpark Studio a couple of weeks later were, Charlie Owen, Boris Sujdovic, Tony Pola, Spencer Jones, Kim Salmon and Tex Perkins. They were unprepared save for some some sketchy ideas, loose ends and a couple of covers. With limited time the band knocked together a collection of jams pretty much true to the crazy M.O. employed back when The Axeman’s Jazz got laid down in that fateful eight-hour session in 1983.

Songs weren’t so much learned as ideas thrown together and recorded the moment they began to coalesce.
Brisbane Holi - Festival of Colours
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Holi is an awe-inspiring event that promises to be fun for all ages. Festival of Colours traditionally is about new beginnings and burying all the hatred, jealousy, differences and forgiving others.

Dress in white and be prepared to get dirty when the colour throwing begins. Ride to Brisbane Holi.

Bring your bike along to Brisbane Holi - Festival of Colours, and join the celebrations. A mechanic will be there offering free bike safety checks, and you might even score some free colours to brighten your ride.
Luka Bloom
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Much loved Irish troubadour Luka Bloom is a master of the concert stage.

His incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his original, poetic and melodic songs.

Luka’s concert arsenal includes both tender and dynamic original material and a surprisingly eclectic selection of other people’s work.

Over the years Bloom has brought his inspiring lyrics and sumptuous melodies to clubs, theatres, festivals, bars and arenas all over the world, but he has a special place in his heart for Australian audiences and has earned a devoted following in this country.
AFLW 3.0, Round 5: Brisbane Lions versus Geelong Cats
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
The stakes continue to rise as we hit Round 5 of the NAB AFL Women’s Competition. On Saturday afternoon, March 2, it’s the big cats versus the small cats in an AFLW first. The Lions will be taking on newcomers to the league, Geelong, at Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex. They may be new, but Geelong have some impressive talent on their side including the Number 1 draft pick for the season in Nina Morrison. The Lions will need to be in top form to win this one, but on home turf and with your support they may just have the edge. As with any AFLW game, there’ll be more than footy on offer with the NAB Lounge bringing Summer festival vibes. All up it’s going to be a beautiful night to enjoy being outside with family, or friends, and witnessing some outstanding footy. Entry is free.
National Palm and Cycad Show
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Impressive display of a wide range of native and exotic palms and cycads with many unusual plants such as palms with distinctive red leaves and cycads with blue leaves. Books, posters and magazines will also be on display. There will be a massive low-cost plant sale for indoors/outdoors, full sun/shade, feature/screening, fan/tall, rare/common. A great place to indulge your gardening passion.

Palms and cycads are the backbone of the best tropical gardens. Society members will be on hand to help you choose the right species for your own garden. Whilst just a dozen varieties of palms are commonly grown in south-east Queensland, discover 41 other varieties that are equally easy to cultivate. Also, consider growing different varieties of cycads. These have interesting fronds and cones. They can be small, medium and large and are generally very hardy. Once established they are drought tolerant too. Be different to your neighbours. Lists will be provided at the show.

South-east Queensland has only had one quarter of the normal rainfall over the last three months. Show goers will get a list of 20 palms that are drought tolerant. Once established, cycads are drought tolerant too. So highly relevant.
Women's Work
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
An exhibition of contemporary Australian artists and a fundraising and public engagement event.

For the opening night they will be auctioning off an artwork by Sarah Hickey. All proceeds for this auction will go Share The Dignity.

The Australian Ballet – McAllister in Conversation
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Don’t miss this intimate talk, hosted by the Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, David McAllister, as he interviews key creatives and principal artists. Hear all about what motivates them, what their favourite ballets are and what life is like for them on and off the stage. Moving, frank and funny insights into the lives of our top creatives.
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!
RACQ International Women's Day Fun Run
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
The 28th RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run is happening on Sunday 3 March 2019. Join more than 13000 women and men as South Bank transforms into a sea of pink for the fight against breast cancer. Run or walk the scenic five kilometre or 10 kilometre inner city river loop. Together, you can raise AUD800000 for personalised, practical support services and life-saving breast cancer research at Mater Hospital—to show women with breast cancer that they’re not alone. Don’t miss Brisbane’s biggest celebration of women—get the ladies together and register now!
Ralph McTell
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, returns to Australia in March 2019 with new album “Hill of Beans”.

Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is a prolific and gifted songwriter. With a style that invites you into a unique world, he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant. Ralph made his debut in 1968 with the album ‘Eight Frames a Second’. An influential figure in the folk music scene since the 1960’s, McTell's words and music weave narratives of depth and compassion, most famously in his classic 1974 song ‘Streets of London’, for which he won an Ivor Novello Award.

In 2002, he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Ralph's Celtic connections go deep. A veteran of more than 50 album releases, his back catalogue is brimming with songs inspired by the Emerald Isle and its people, from the immigration anthem From Clare to Here to Mr Connaughton, based upon a neighbourhood Irishman who helped spark a love of music in the young Ralph May, as he was then known.

"Songs that tell stories and touch hearts." - Eastbourne Herald.
Cup of Nations
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
The inaugural Cup of Nations sees four leading football nations including Australia's very own Westfield Matildas, Argentina, Korea Republic and New Zealand compete in double-header matches at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday, 3 March.

Match One: Argentina v New Zealand
Kick-off 3.05pm (Local)

Match Two: Westfield Matildas v Korea Republic
Kick-off 6.00pm (Local)

Catch Australia's football stars from the Westfield Matildas including Sam Kerr, Lisa De Vanna and Caitlin Foord playing at the highest level right here on our doorstep as they prepare for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019â„¢.

Don't miss a second of any of the action, in what promises to be entertaining, exciting and world-class football, so get your tickets now!
Introduction to Life Drawing Workshop - March
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019 to Wed 6th Mar 2019
Renowned local artist Gaye Dell is offering a three day creative workshop for the artist in all of us.

Gaye specialises in small groups to ensure not only a creative educational experience but also a fun time.

Each participant will leave the mountain (hopefully to return soon) with a feeling of serenity, a smile, some know-how and pieces of art they have created.

Fun learning in a one-on-one and group environment.

- Creative play and sharing
- Critical visualisation
- Art practise and development
- A take-home framed, personally created piece of art

This Workshop Experience is inclusive of accommodation.
Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis
Date Mon 4th Mar 2019 to Wed 6th Mar 2019
“The finest big band in the world today.” Daily Telegraph London

The incomparable Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra returns to QPAC with two spectacular programs.

Led by nine-time Grammy winner Wynton Marsalis, this superlative big band is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players and arrangers in jazz music today.

The first jazz artist to be awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in music, trumpet legend Wynton Marsalis has recorded more than 70 albums and is the first and only artist to win both classical and jazz Grammy Awards in the same year - a feat he achieved two years in a row.

PROGRAM
Jazz Ambassadors
Monday, 4 March 2019, 7pm

The music of jazz royalty performed by jazz royalty! Join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis as they celebrate legendary jazz greats including Duke, Dizzy, Goodman and Brubeck.



Monk, Miles and More
Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 7pm

Experience the exceptional artistry of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in a program which applauds the genius of jazz masters including Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and John Coltrane, alongside their own sizzling arrangements and superb original compositions.

The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer of the Year Exhibition
Date Mon 4th Mar 2019 to Fri 8th Mar 2019
Enjoy an evening safari soiree to view some of the most spectacular images of Africa you will ever see.

Be transported to Kenya via extraordinary images showcasing the greatest game reserve in the world: the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

The photographs are from an exciting competition, held for the first time in 2018 and judged by a world-class panel. The competition was designed to raise awareness of the Masai Mara as a destination, and funds for important conservation initiatives.

Brisbane is lucky enough to be the second stop on a world tour showcasing these incredible images and you’re invited.

Limited tickets are available. The entry price for the opening night event includes a welcome drink and light refreshments (a cash bar is also available on the night). You’ll also get to watch live sketching by local wildlife artist Cory Salmond and, of course, browse through the gallery to see these stunning photographs. You can even bid on your favourite shot in live and silent auctions! Plus they auction off a luxury three night stay at Angama Mara in the Maasai Mara region.

Post the opening night, the exhibition is open with no entry fee.
Garry Starr Performs Everything
Date Tue 5th Mar 2019 to Sat 9th Mar 2019
Award-winning comedy show by Damien-Warren Smith.

Disgraced actor Garry Starr defies his critics by performing every genre of theatre possible, thus saving the performing arts from its inevitable extinction.
Colour Wisdom Class
Date Tue 5th Mar 2019
To understand many of the ways in which colours affect our daily lives and our responses to colours. The proper use of colours helps provide understanding, personal development and greater awareness of your whole self. Learn about the Principles, Power and Energy of Colour, Rainbow Colours, Psychology of Colour and the Language of Colour as well as using a Colour Wheel, creating colours with paints and more.
Building Bassike. Hosted by Sylvia Jeffreys
Date Tue 5th Mar 2019
Founded in 2006, by Deborah Sams and Mary Lou Ryan, leading Australian fashion label bassike was created with a vision to offer luxurious and wearable everyday pieces.In this candid conversation led by Sylvia Jeffreys, bassike co-founder Deborah Sams and CEO Billy Voss will share insights into how they built the brand from a limited line of organic cotton jersey t-shirts to a wardrobe staple and flourished in a market where their competitors have struggled to survive.
Daniel O'Donnell
Date Tue 5th Mar 2019
Ireland's most popular "easy listening" entertainer returns to Australia in 2019.

Daniel has enjoyed tour and chart success in Australia and New Zealand for many years and earned himself a loyal following that stretches across both countries.
Wednesday 6 March Raceday
Date Wed 6th Mar 2019
Experience the thrill of being trackside with midweek racing at Doomben Racecourse. Entry is free on midweek racedays so round up the crew and head to the track for some live racing action!
Silkroad Ensemble
Date Thu 7th Mar 2019
A grand odyssey around the world by one of music’s greatest ensembles.

The virtuoso collective Silkroad Ensemble, founded by superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma^, is inspired by the colours of the world and the rich musical language borne from our cultural differences.

Its Grammy Award-winning music is a vibrant, passionate and ecstatic celebration of global artistic traditions, performed by outstanding contemporary musicians representing dozens of nationalities and instrumental disciplines.

Universally famous in its own right, this dynamic, ever-evolving group is composed of international artists who unite to present unique, never-to-be-repeated concerts. Converging centuries, continents and cultures, its repertoire will bring together traditional Vietnamese, Chinese and Kazakh music; Finnish folk song; jugalbandi (Indian classical); popular jazz; and much more.

A privilege to see and even more beautiful to hear, Silkroad Ensemble’s maiden Queensland performance in QPAC’s Concert Hall will be a night to remember.

“[A] roving musical laboratory without walls.” Boston Globe

“Exhilarating … one big joyful jam.” Herald-Tribune

^Please note: Yo-Yo Ma will not be appearing.
Stand Up Comedy with Garrett Clark
Date Thu 7th Mar 2019 to Sat 9th Mar 2019
The Sit Down Comedy Club is one of Australia’s major producers of Stand Up Comedy, presenting a new show every week with local, national and international performers.

Come down to Brisbane’s number one Comedy Club on Thursday, Friday or Saturday night for some food, drinks and belly laughs!

This week featuring:
Headline Act: Garrett Clark
MC: Steve Allison
and special guests.
J Mascis - Newstead
Date Thu 7th Mar 2019
It’s J Mascis live, what more do you need to know?

The frontman for Dinosaur Jr. has just released 'Elastic Days', his third solo studio album for legendary indie label Sub Pop. It’s his first solo release since 'Tied To A Star' in 2014.

Mascis played all the instruments on the album which also features guest appearances from Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession) and Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion) and Zoe Randell of Aussies Luluc.

The video for the albums title track, Elastic Days, features the tragic comedy of cabaret comedian Dina Martina.
HAL Round 21 - Brisbane Roar FC versus Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019
Coming to the football isn’t just about the game-changing tackles, unbelievable goals and remarkable saves, it’s about you and the friends and families that come together to watch and Roar As One.

It’s the memories we’ve shared and it’s the anticipation of extraordinary moments to come.

Whether it’s your first game or your 13th season, it’s the feeling you can only get by being there.

Be their twelfth-man in Season 2018/19 and join them when they #RoarAsOne.

Kick off: 6.50pm.
Brisbane MindBodySpirit Festival
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
Don't miss Australia's largest health, wellbeing and spirituality event as it returns to Brisbane in 2019! You can see, try and buy unique products and gifts including jewellery, cosmetics, music, books, giftware, clothing, crystals, educational courses, body treatments and more!

Tickets will be coming soon and your ticket includes access to: free inspirational seminars, free interactive wellness workshops, free stage performances, free meditation sessions, over 200 exhibitors to learn and shop from, entry on each day of the festival, free Festival Guide and so much more!

This year will mark 30 years in the making for the MindBodySpirit Festivals in Australia... so watch this space!

The Brisbane Festival is held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank.
International Women's Day Great Debate - Brisbane
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019
IML's annual International Women's Day (IWD) Great Debate seeks to change Australian society for the better by creating, supporting and championing women in Leadership.

2019 Debate topic: "Her aspiration needs his corporation".

With company policies like affirmative action, maternity leave and blind recruitment helping to combat the pay gap and the glass ceiling, Australia is making progress towards equal representation of genders in business. While there is still considerable progress to be made, it seems that the importance of feminism is now more widely embraced than ever.

Through international movements like the Women's Marches and high-profile campaigns like #MeToo, women in leadership have changes the world for future generations.

This year, the Institute challenges the notion, "do women need the cooperation of men to succeed in 2019?"

Please join Corinne Grant (2019 MC) and six hand picked, interesting and opinionated leaders who will debate the 2019 topic.

The IML International Women's Day Great Debate's are an inclusion Matters imitative at the Institute of Managers and Leaders and an IWD 2019 Flagship Event.
John Coghlan's Quo (Ex-Status Quo) with special guests TMG and Taste
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019
Status Quo drummer (from 1962 to 1981), John Coghlan, will tour Australia in 2019 performing the hits of Status Quo touring under the guise of ‘John Coghlan’s Quo’, bringing with him in a massive triple header Ted Mulry Gang (TMG) and Taste.

John Coghlan's Quo will take you on a joyous journey back to the heady days of Countdown when Denim was interlaced with Satin.

Performing the classic hits of Status Quo who are one of the most celebrated and much loved rock bands the UK has ever produced.

You will hear an almost endless stream of hits which include “Pictures of Matchstick Men”, “In My Chair”, “Paper Plane”, “Caroline”, “Down Down”, “Rain”, “Wild Side Of Life”, “Rockin' All over the World”, and many more, performed by John Coghlan’s Quo.

Add to this, a full set of songs from the Ted Mulry Gang (TMG) – a band heavily influenced by Status Quo – performing all their greatest hits “Jump In My Car”, “Dark Town Strutters Ball”, “Crazy”, “Jamaica Rum”, “My Little Girl”, “Heart Of Stone”, and many others from the mid-1970s when they dominated the Australian Radio Charts.

Small Step
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019
Part of Studio 188‘s Groove and Grape series.

Small Step is a jazz trio formed in Brisbane, consisting of Dom Kingsford on bass guitar, David Watts on drums, and Kailan O’Dell on the piano. Each member not only brings their unique skills and playing styles to the group, but also a range of influences, resulting in a fresh and varied take on the electro-acoustic piano trio format. With a library of tunes that includes original compositions and arrangements of works from a catalogue of artists stretching from Pat Metheny to Pat Benatar, Small Step embraces the traditional piano-trio instrumentation with a contemporary perspective.
Suncorp #TeamGirls Cup
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
Netball Australia proudly presents the inaugural Suncorp #TeamGirls Cup. This pre-season competition includes all Suncorp Super Netball 2019 teams in this round-Robin format played over three days.

The competition will be the first national league netball event hosted at the newly built Queensland State Netball Centre in Nathan, Queensland.

Audiences to the Suncorp #TeamGirls Cup are given the exclusive opportunity to see the SSN teams in action, prior to the commencement of the 2019 SSN season. There are various sessions that can be selected across the three days, or spectators can attend for all matches.

The winning team of the Suncorp #TeamGirls Cup will receive the inaugural winner’s title and take bragging rights into SSN season start.
Autumn Drift Matsuri
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
The Queensland Raceway Drift Matsuri's are the biggest drifting events held in Australia, filling two full days with non-stop drifting action. Starting on track from 8am on Saturday morning and running through to 10pm, then back into it from 8am Sunday morning with it all coming to a close at 4pm on Sunday.

With 250 entries and 4 drifting circuits to choose from you can't run out of new things and new people to see.
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.
Queerstories
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
Presented by Brisbane Comedy Festival.

Queerstories returns to Brisbane Comedy Festival!

Join host Maeve Marsden and your favourite LGBTQI+ comedians for a night of queer stories, unexpected tales of lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and of course, humour.

Fast becoming an institution round the country, Queerstories sells out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and regional areas, bringing storytellers from all walks of life to the stage. Funny, moving, surprising and engaging, the stories from Queerstories are also available on the podcast, and as a collection of short stories published by Hachette Australia in 2018 and launched at the Sydney Opera House.

Lineup to be announced.

This event is Auslan interpreted.
Live! at the Baptist March
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
Part of Studio 188‘s Live! at the Baptist Series.

Taylor Wilton:
Her unique bluesy voice and original tunes inspired by new and old music, paired with quirky lyrics played on guitar and ukulele, make for a sweet sound for all ages. In 2018 Taylor featured at Sofar Sounds Brisbane, Springfield Orion Hotel Open Mic Comp, and on the You Sang My Song YouTube series featuring Christina Aguleira.

Fieu:
Fieu (pronounced Fee-yoo) meaning ‘heat’ or ‘fire’ is the alias of Queensland Alt-Pop artist Emily Brewis combining powerful vocals with keyboard synths, ambient electric guitars and energetic drum beats. Since releasing her debut EP in 2014, Fieu has topped Triple J Unearthed charts, gained national radio play (including Triple J), as well as been recognized for her writing in the International Songwriting Contest and QMusic Awards.

Taleena Peck:
Allowing yourself to pen lyrics that are brutally candid to your life is a reality for the most open of songwriters, and it’s a world Taleena Peck has willingly thrown herself into. This Brisbane-based indie pop artist has grasped the art of granting gravity to life’s happenings through her ethereal style and tendency to write songs that are painfully honest, raw and cathartic.
Cycle of Giving 2019
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
The Cycle of Giving is Queensland's premier annual cycling event raising funds for organ transplant research, held on Sunday 10 March 2019.

Right now in Australia, there are around 1400 people on the organ transplant waiting list. Through the life-saving medical research funded by the Cycle of Giving, it is hoped that they can shorten this list.

Through the Cycle of Giving, they aim not only to give people a second chance at life through transplant, but also the chance to return home and thrive.

Your involvement will save lives, with 100 per cent of all funds raised during the Cycle of Giving going straight towards supporting the vital work of organ transplant medical researchers backed by The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.

The event has something for the whole family. All rides start and finish at the same point, and cyclists can choose from 10-kilometre, 25-kilometre, 60-kilometre or 100-kilometre routes.

So challenge yourself to make a difference through this charity bike ride. Set yourself a fundraising goal and get your family and friends behind you as your ride for organ transplant research!

To purchase your ticket to ride in the Cycle of Giving 2019, head to their website.
O'Reilly's Autumn Bird Week 2019
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019 to Fri 15th Mar 2019
Flock to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat for Autumn Bird Week from Sunday March 10 to Friday March 15, 2019.

A precursor to the larger internationally renowned O’Reilly’s Bird Week held each November, Autumn Bird Week is a relaxed experience ideal for beginner bird watchers hoping to see the unique birds of Lamington National Park in a small group.

Guests can expect to see hundreds of bird species throughout the week, whereby assisting several research and conservation programs. Explore a range of habitats from dry rainforests to lagoons and some offsite locations as well.

Spot species such as Thrushes, Lyrebird, Pitta, Riflebird, Catbird, Wompoo Pigeon, Rose Robin with some Eucalypt forest edge species. Add to your count at night during Nocturnal Bird Spotlighting for species such as Boobook Owl, Marbled Frogmouth, Owlet Nightjar and Sooty Owl.

Plus, enjoy presentations by experienced O’Reilly’s guides and guest speakers.

*Note: Autumn Bird Week is a precursor to the larger, internationally renowned annual Bird Week held each November.
Write Your Life Story Workshop with Award Winning Author
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019 to Wed 13th Mar 2019
We all have a story to share.

Don't leave it too late to capture the amazing experiences of your family's story!

Award winning author, Marisa Parker is hosting a creative writing workshop on how to write 'Your Life Story'.

Whether you want to write a family legacy or for broad publication, the newly created 'Your Life Story' writing workshop can provide you with guidelines on how to tell true life stories and some of the traps that should be avoided.

This workshop is perfect for those who want to write about their lives but aren’t sure where to begin.
Craft Expo
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
Come to Historic Ormiston House to see the wonderful art on display and for sale by art and craft groups in the Redlands. Enjoy a Devonshire Tea or sandwich on the verandah with friends and family while you visit!

Some amazing displays and stalls will be at the Expo! Come along to see and purchase some jewellery, beeswax wraps, yarns, bags, soft toys, baby items, scented candles, crochet, papercraft, quilts, woodwork, knitting, beautiful cards and more!
Scenic Rim Gravity Enduro Series Round 1
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
You will have four hours to complete the course.

The course is split into two main categories – the timed competitive stages and the transition stages.

There will be four timed competitive stages, all predominantly downhill and ranging in difficulty.

The goal is to race down the competitive stages, recording a time for each, which is then consolidated into a single time with the fastest time of all competitors declared the winner.

In between each competitive stage, is the transition stages.

This will be predominantly uphill, and are for transitioning the riders from the end of the previous competitive stage to the start of the next one.

Transition stages aren’t timed, or competitive, however the time limit of 30 minutes will be imposed on each transition to ensure the event flows smoothly.

All riders have the opportunity to complete all stages in a reasonable time.

Cook Like A Star - Lockyer Valley Cooking School
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
Contemporary Entertaining – learn tips and tricks from The Star Entertainment Group’s top chefs. With a paddock to plate focus, you will create dishes abundant with incredible produce from the Lockyer Valley and then sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labours.

Delivered by the Lockyer Valley Regional Council, passionate foodies from across South East Queensland will have the chance to try their hand at delivering sweet and savoury recipes designed by chefs from The Star Entertainment Group’s Treasury Brisbane and The Star Gold Coast properties.
Room on the Broom
Date Mon 11th Mar 2019
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…
Revolutions - Murarrie
Date Tue 12th Mar 2019 to Tue 16th Apr 2019
Head to Murarrie Skatepark and learn how to skateboard with their highly qualified teaching ASF Coaches. Learn the basics, improve your skills, land new tricks, make new friends and have fun at the skatepark!

Children aged three years and over are welcome to join.
Bookings essential.
Ciaran Lyon – What's Next? – Brisbane Comedy Festival
Date Tue 12th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
Presented by Frontier Comedy.

An awkward experience at a massage parlour in Thailand, a housemate with all the traits of a serial killer and obtaining a stalker…Ciaran Lyons (triple j, The Project) has had a big 2018!

Come hear about it in his latest show. With stand-up performances on ABC TV’s Comedy Bites gala and triple j’s Good Az Friday live show, Ciaran is also a regular presenter on triple j, where he has been heard solo hosting every show from the early morning shift to the breakfast show and drive. Not a bad list of credits at just 21 years old! What’s Next for this comedy wunderkind? Book early and find out!
World's Greatest Shave 2019
Date Wed 13th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
Sign up today and help shave the world from blood cancer!
Assemble your superheroes and sign up today to the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave and join thousands of Australians shaving their hair and raising money for a great cause. You’ll be taking a brave step to help the 60000 Australians living with a blood cancer.

Money raised will give families facing blood cancer including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma the emotional and practical support they need and help fund vital research. Visit the website to find out more or get involved.
Black Ox Dining Pop Up Dinner Vo.16
Date Wed 13th Mar 2019
Time to kick off a new year of Pop Up Dining with a new goal to make midweek dining great again!

They will be cooking up mouth watering degustation menus paired with amazing wines to tipple on in unique and unrestaurant like locations.

So join them for their first seven course pop up restaurant of 2019 and help them make midweek dining great again!
The Sixteen
Date Thu 14th Mar 2019
The Sixteen is a musical treasure.

After 35 years of worldwide performance and recording, the vocal ensemble is renowned for its tonal richness, expressive intensity and compelling collective artistry, drawn from the passion of Founder and Conductor Harry Christophers CBE.

One of The Sixteen’s most popular programs, An Immortal Legacy has a distinctly British feel, spanning over 500 years of choral music. 16th century composers Tallis and Byrd wrote at times of religious turmoil and national upheaval, producing magnificent works of beauty and musical mastery.

Their legacy can be traced to some of Britain’s most celebrated 20th and 21st century composers, including Britten, Tippett and James MacMillan, whose works complete this enlightening program.
Unpacking the Archive: Behind the Scenes
Date Thu 14th Mar 2019 to Fri 15th Mar 2019
Join their Collections and Curatorial team for an intimate ‘white gloves’ experience where they will share some of their favourite objects and ephemera from the Easton Pearson Archive.

These objects tell the complete story of how a collection comes together; includes sketches, look books and samples of exquisite fabric manipulation, embroidery and beading techniques developed by the designers in collaboration with artisans from across the world.
Stand Up Comedy with Mandy Knight
Date Thu 14th Mar 2019 to Sat 16th Mar 2019
The Sit Down Comedy Club is one of Australia’s major producers of Stand Up Comedy, presenting a new show every week with local, national and international performers.

Come down to Brisbane’s #1 Comedy Club on Thursday, Friday or Saturday night for some food, drinks and belly laughs!

This week featuring:
Headline Act: Mandy Knight
MC: Andrew Nason
and special guests.
Lead Like A Woman: WeWork x The Loft celebrate International Women’s Day
Date Thu 14th Mar 2019
The Loft is popping up in Brisbane in partnership with HER Global Network and WeWork.

Join them for an intimate evening packed with a female founder panel discussion, pop up workshops, power networking and delicious food and drinks (did they mention the free flowing cocktails all night from their friends at Lillet?).

Special guests joining their female founders panel discussion include Nadia Tucker and Stevie Angel (co-founders, Active Truth), Tia-Alana Hayes (CEO, On Trend Marketing), Prudence Richardson (A Broke Girl's Blog), Chantelle de la Ray (co-founder, Amber), and Chelsie Paulson (co-founder, HER Global Network's Australia chapter). Plus special guests to be announced!

Whether you’re thinking of launching your own business or want to take your side-hustle to the next level, The Loft has a mission to connect Australia’s brightest entrepreneurs and side-hustlers over shared goals and social causes.

Tickets include VIP access to the event (dedicated seating), Power Networking Pass, flowing cocktails, beer and snacks, photo opportunities with special guests, professional headshot with Bumble Bizz, take home gift pack.
Wild Parties and Broken Dreams
Date Thu 14th Mar 2019 to Sat 23rd Mar 2019
A new musical show in the historical Spring Hill Reservoirs which will become Pearls Bar for two weekends. Set in 1927, guests will enter a world of danger, intrigue and tangled love affairs against a background of modern tunes, given a jazz twist.

General seating and VIP packages available to suit everyone's pocket. Featuring established and emerging actors, dancers and singers from across Brisbane, this is an event not to be missed.
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.
Curiocity Brisbane
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Wed 3rd Apr 2019
Things are about to get seriously curious in Brisbane!

For 20 brilliant days in March - Brisbane will come to life with a myriad of curious encounters with Science, Technology and the Arts. From the South Bank Cultural Precinct to the creative Hub centred around the Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm –the city will be transformed. Day and Night. Inside and Out.

But, what is it? They call it Curiocity Brisbane.

A fully immersive, sensory experience for everyone. Touch, see, hear, taste, learn, play and wonder.

Including the World Science Festival Brisbane and QODE, a global technology and innovation event, Curiocity Brisbane will come alive with a gallery of interactive creations, augmented reality spaces, pop-up playgrounds and music events.

Frocking Hilarious - A Night Of Laughter For Women's Rights
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019
Presented by Actionaid and Brisbane Comedy Festival.

Australia’s sirens of comedy hit the stage together in a laugh-out-loud evening in support of ActionAid and their work promoting women’s rights across more than 40 countries.

Making its debut in Brisbane after sell-out shows in Melbourne and Sydney, Frocking Hilarious features some of the funniest women in comedy and will do more than break the glass ceiling, but shake the foundations of Brisbane City Hall – and all for a good cause!

Join them for a good laugh to support women around the world who are laughing in the face of adversity. ActionAid Australia is an international women’s rights organisation that supports women around the world facing poverty and injustice to take charge of their situations and create change. ActionAid supports women to claim their rights and overcome the challenges posed by crises and disasters. Nothing like laughter to bring about solidarity!
NASA – A Human Adventure
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Wed 9th Oct 2019
NASA – A Human Adventure is a thrilling journey through humankind’s exploration of space.

Come face to face with NASA’s remarkable achievements in human space flights and space exploration – the greatest adventure that humans have ever undertaken. Discover the exciting history of rocket science and space flight, and learn about some of the most extraordinary accomplishments in space technology.

NASA – A Human Adventure is the most comprehensive and extensive touring space flight exhibition in the world, featuring an extraordinary collection of more than 250 historically significant artefacts from the United States and Soviet Union space programs. The objects on display include original space flown objects, high fidelity replicas and scale models.
Essential Baby and Toddler Show
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
At Australia’s favourite parenting event, enjoy a fantastic day out for the whole family. The show supports parents, new and expectant mothers with education and free advice to assist with the parenting journey. The show will feature the hottest new products from around the world where you can discover and compare baby brands.

Shop from more than 150 fantastic pregnancy, baby and toddler brands including Baby and Toddler Town - Bugaboo, Silvercross, Redsbaby, Icandy, Love n Care and Jalna.

Head to The Advice Hub for personalized, one-on-one consultations with the Australian Doula College, Gidget Foundation, Parentline QLD, Red Nose and more.

New this year, their Beginners Guide Live Forums cover a wide range of topics, including sex after childbirth, getting your body back, returning to work, birth plans, breastfeeding, safe sleeping, toddler tantrums and more.

Enjoy live performances all weekend from popular children’s entertainers Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly. Head to the Meet and Greet area after each show for a happy snap!

They’re also excited to announce a limited series of First Aid courses available!

There’ll no doubt be something for everyone, no matter their stage in parenthood, so join us in March!
Esk Show Society Camp and Jam Musical Festival
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
Camp and Jam is a three day Country, Blues and Rock Musical Festival offering participants open mic sessions where they can camp on site and play music with their friends. A feature concert is being held on Saturday night comprising of three prominent bands, Sista Burley, Caravan, Vix and the Slick Chix, guaranteed to have audiences singing along, dancing and partying the night away! Camping facilities available, food and licensed bar available all weekend.
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.
Elvis 2 U Tribute Show
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
It's all happening there at CSI!

Australia's Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist - Brendan Chase.

Free Tribute Show 16 March 2019 from 8pm.

Longhorn Bar and Grill open from 5.30pm.
Queensland TheatreSportsâ„¢ Championships
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
Presented y Brisbane Comedy Festival and Impromafia.

They’re back! The Queensland Theatresports™ Championships are funnier and more competitive than ever before.

Chose a team and cheer them on as Queensland’s funniest improvisers battle it out round by round for the state title. Armed with nothing but their wits and your suggestions,they’ll create stories and songs on the spot in an attempt to win your vote.

This epic battle unfolds on the Turbine Platform every Friday and Saturday night during Brisbane Comedy Festival 2019 – but only one team will ascend the leaderboard to become the Queensland Theatresports™ champions!
Micro Histories: Speed Date an Architect
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
Museum of Brisbane has once again teamed up with the Australian Institute of Architects to deliver our popular series Speed Date an Architect. This time served with a side of culture.

This unique event offers a series of 20-minute consultations with Brisbane-based architects. Bring your photos, plans and DIY disaster stories to get the creative process started, demystify the client/architect relationship or get the lowdown on the latest in sustainable design.

While you wait for your ‘date’, enjoy personal tours of Micro Histories presented by some of Brisbane’s most prominent architects.
Colours of Somerset Arts and Culture Festival
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
Come along and celebrate the wonderful Somerset lifestyle!
Enjoy five hours of live entertainment Including Jamm'n in Esk singers, Kurdish and Belly Dancers.

There will be food and wine with allergies and vegans catered for. There will be health and wellbeing consultations and workshops! You can meet Ayurvedic practitioner "The Eumundi Medicine Man". Learn to make Vegan cheese or get a henna tattoo.

Peruse their eclectic markets with a wonderful mix of local and invited vendors, including their First Nations precinct. Visit their living history display and watch a Medieval Battle.

Free entry!
Around the Campfire – Brisbane Comedy Festival
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
Big Fork Theatre are proud to present Around the Campfire as part of the Family Program at Brisbane Comedy Festival 2019!

Anywhere Theatre Festival Award Winner, 2017 and 2018.
Sold Out Brisbane Comedy Festival 2018.

Pitch a tent, spray the mozzie repellent and get ready to swap stories around the campfire. Join Big Fork Theatre for an improvised comedy show full of true tales about growing up, mischief, friendship and, of course, marshmallows.

Grab your family (definitely don’t get a babysitter!) and enjoy some fun Around the Campfire. Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, this is the comedy campfire adventure of a lifetime.

Suitable for ages 9 years and above. This event runs for 50 minutes.

Transaction fee applies. Group and School Bookings available! Contact the Brisbane Powerhouse Box Office for enquiries.
Seasons Kallangur Autumn Fair
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
Join them for lots of stalls, great food and raffle prizes to be won! There will be pony rides and baby animals, ice cream, pancakes, potato twisters, entertainment stilt walker, fairy floss, balloon and face painting.

Parking available at Norths Leagues Club.
Paddyfest
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
They’re getting ready to paint the town green on Saturday 16 March 2019 as they raise a Guinness to Brisbane’s biggest St Patrick’s Day festival!

This year they’re going bigger and better than ever with exciting new entertainment, food and activities for the young and the young at heart.

Kingswood, festival regulars at Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival and Groovin’ The Moo, will perform live. There is also a stellar line up Irish rock and folk bands, Irish pipe bands and traditional dancers, plus stay tuned for the announcement of a brand new spectacular for the whole family that will close Paddyfest celebrations with a bang! Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

There’s three exciting zones to explore this year – Paddyfest Central, Little Leprechauns Kids Zone and Food and Wine Lane.

Don’t forget to dress up in your favourite Irish couture – think green hats, green shirts, green everything – as they crown the Best Dressed Lad or Lass of Paddyfest (psst! there’s prizes *and glory* up for grabs)!

Well colour me emerald, with this much to see and do, there’s simply no better place to celebrate the luck o’ the Irish than Paddyfest 2019!
CarnAustralia
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
CarnAustralia is an authentic experience of Bahia's Carnival, the largest one in the World. It will be the second edition and it goes deeper into Bahia’s roots. Bahia was the first capital of Brazil and it has a strong influence of African music, food, dance, and religion. The largest black population in Brazil is located in Bahia what makes the state even more important.

The theme of the event is the Drums of Bahia and at the Museum of Folia (Folia means revelry) will be presented the drums' history in Bahia, how it was created, developed, and how important the instrument is as a social tool helping children and adults by giving them the opportunity to succeed in their careers giving up on drugs or violence.

There are many social projects in Bahia that have changed these people’s lives ever since music has been used to develop poor communities, once these projects offer drums’ classes for poor people.

What can you expect?

A lot of fun, an amazing environment full of good energy and we will make sure you will have an unforgettable experience of Brazilian Carnival from Bahia.
Carole King's Tapestry In Concert
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
Tapestry is the second album recorded by American singer-songwriter Carole King. It was released in 1971 and is one of the best-selling albums of all time, with over 25 million copies sold worldwide; it received four Grammy Awards in 1972, including Album of the Year.

Carole King's Tapestry The Concert performs this quintessential Carole King album live in a sophisticated, "true to the original sound" format.

King also wrote numerous hits for other artists, hits such as The Loco-Motion (little Eva / Kylie Minogue), I'm Into Something Good (Herman's Hermits / Marianne Faithful), Pleasant Valley Sunday (The Monkees) and You've Got A Friend (James Taylor).

As a lead up to the performance of Tapestry, the album, these songs plus others are presented in a 45 minute set performed live by The Fabulous Nickettes.

Pre show dining available in The Lounge Bar.

Bookings recommended.

Doors: 7.30pm Show Starts: 8.00pm.

Stargazing: Ipswich , WSFBrisbane
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
Do you ever wonder about the stars twinkling above you? Come along for a night under the stars. This is the perfect opportunity to switch off and explore the natural luminosity of Ipswich’s beautiful night sky.

Brisbane Astronomical Society will provide telescopes for you to explore and identify the stars to unlock the secrets of our observable universe.

Families are encouraged to book the earlier session.

Date: Saturday 16 March

Session Times: 6:30pm to 7:15pm and 7:30pm to 8:15pm

Cost: Free, bookings are required

Part of World Science Festival Brisbane.
St Patrick's Day - Club Services Ipswich
Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
St Patrick's Day at the Long Horn Bar and Grill will be open from 12-2pm for Lunch and 5.30pm-8pm for Dinner.

Irish inspired food and drink specials.

Lucky Shamrock meals.

Come along to enjoy the festivities.
Street Science: Ipswich , WSFBrisbane
Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
See the Museum transform into a science playground with free immersive and family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy.

Take part in a range of hands-on activities that explore everything from new technology to environmental conservation, as you discover the wonder and excitement of science.

Part of World Science Festival Brisbane.
Songs of Hope and Healing with Vika and Linda
Date Mon 18th Mar 2019
Join Australian music royalty, the award winning Vika and Linda Bull – together with a cast of over 200 singers and musicians – in this uplifting concert inspired by music, cultures and faiths from around the world, presented in the lead up to Easter.

Vika and Linda, the Tongan-Australian sisters known for their gospel, soul and blues, are also celebrated for their iconic collaborations with Paul Kelly, The Black Sorrows, Kasey Chambers and RockWiz. They will join QPAC’s newest ensemble in residence JADE New World Collective, the gypsy-folk band Mzaza, and the uplifting voices of the QPAC Choir.

The event also raises funds for the Friends of HEAL Foundation (FHEAL) which provides creative arts therapy to young people of refugee backgrounds. Find healing, hope and renewal in this family event, while supporting a great cause that’s close to home.

More guests to be announced!
The Gruffalo - Live on Stage!
Date Tue 19th Mar 2019 to Wed 20th Mar 2019
Logan Entertainment Centre presents a CDP with Tall Stories' production of The Gruffalo.

Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood...

After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End and Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia!

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged three years and older and their grown-ups.
The Sapphires
Date Tue 19th Mar 2019 to Wed 20th Mar 2019
The Sapphires is one of Australia's best-loved stories. This multiple award-winning musical play that inspired the film is coming to QUT Gardens Theatre's stage for the first time.

Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing sequins and armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.

The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of Tony Brigg's mother – the incredible journey of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing Motown hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.
Danny Bhoy
Date Tue 19th Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy returns to Australia with a brand new show in 2019!

Considered one of the biggest selling comedians in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as well as his home country of Scotland, he has recently taken the US by storm and is on his way back to Australia with a collection of new hilarious stories and observations.
Talking Ideas: Meet Munjed Al Muderis
Date Wed 20th Mar 2019
At this Talking Ideas, hear the incredible true story of an Iraqi refugee who became an internationally-celebrated surgeon. The life of Australian-based Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis has been filled with heartbreak and hope. Following on from his best-selling memoir Walking Free, Munjed now comes to Brisbane to share the next chapter of an extraordinary journey, Going Back.

Walking Free described Munjed’s escape from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, his terrifying sea journey to Australia and the brutal mandatory detention he endured on Christmas Island. The memoir also detailed his early work as a pioneering orthopaedic surgeon in osseointegration,(using titanium implants and robotic limbs to restore mobility in amputees) at the cutting edge of medicine.

At State Library of Queensland, you’ll hear from Munjed about his emotional return to Iraq, 18 years after he left. At the invitation of the Iraqi government, Munjed used his medical techniques to change the lives of injured soldiers, police and civilians who had lost limbs through the horrific war against ISIS.

In Going Back, Munjed shares first-hand stories of the people he helped and the lives he forever changed, told through his unique perspective as a former refugee returning to his homeland.
The Sapphires
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019
Presented by Ipswich Civic Centre and HIT Productions.

The Sapphires is one of the Australia’s best-loved stories. Winning multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album there was one challenge left and that was to undertake a national tour of Australia. Bringing the raw energy, fun and emotion of this story directly to stages like Ipswich Civic Centre and across the nation.

Four young women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune, their clothes and their lives. Wearing uniforms of sequins, armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.

The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of writer Tony Brigg’s mother. It tells of the incredible journey of a singing group of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing Motown soul hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.
Gavin James – Only Ticket Home Australian Tour
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019
Following sell-out debut shows in 2016, Gavin James is set to return to Australia in March in support of his second studio album 'Only Ticket Home'. The new release takes his music to new heights—a beautifully crafted album that will leave you wanting to listen on repeat.

Striking a perfect balance of upbeat-anthemic tracks with Gavin's signature ballad sound, 'Only Ticket Home' describes the ups and downs of life on the road over the last three years—contrasting the emotions of being away from home and loved ones with the amazing thrill of travelling around the world and loving what you do.

It's been an amazing journey so far for the Irish singer-songwriter, having played sold out shows worldwide, supported the likes of Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and performing at the world's major festivals including Coachella and more. His debut album 'Bitter Pill' went platinum across the globe as well as gaining global chart success with the hit single 'Nervous (The Ooh Song)'.
Stand Up Comedy with Greg Burns
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019 to Sat 23rd Mar 2019
The Sit Down Comedy Club is one of Australia’s major producers of Stand Up Comedy, presenting a new show every week with local, national and international performers.

Come down to Brisbane’s #1 Comedy Club on Thursday, Friday or Saturday night for some food, drinks and belly laughs!

This week featuring:
Headline Act: Greg Burns
MC: Terry Hansen
and special guests.
Dangerous Liaisons
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019 to Sat 6th Apr 2019
A classic tale of seduction and betrayal.

Based on Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ time-honoured novel, Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Associate and world-renowned choreographer Liam Scarlett breathes life into this sultry tale in a world premiere production. Set amongst the aristocratic elite of late 18th century France, this evocative and vivid work will scintillate audiences.

With a story that has captivated audiences around the world for over 200 years, Dangerous Liaisons is a hedonistic tale of love, virtue and humanity, reimagined into a dramatic new ballet for mature audiences.

Dangerous Liaisons contains adult themes and is not recommended for children.
Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
Cult classic horror movie Evil Dead 2 reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis Presley. A genius mashup tribute to the ultimate in 80s terror...and to the King of Rock'n'Roll. Utterly hilarious and brilliantly executed - the smash hit of Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and 2018 is about to take Brisbane by storm.

Winner: Best Show Leicester Comedy Festival 2017 and Comedians Choice Awards Edinburgh Fringe 2017.
Nominee: Best Newcomer Edinburgh Fringe 2017.
Slow Fashion Weekend: Speed Date a Stylist
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
MoB’s Slow Fashion Weekend will shine a spotlight on slow fashion, artisanal skills and a make-and-mend approach to fashion consumption. Presented in partnership with Brisbane-based design collective The Stitchery, the Museum will be taken over by makers, menders and the mindful to give you the skills to lighten your fashion footprint.

Book yourself in for a mini-styling consultation for advice on how to make the most of your existing wardrobe, make smart decisions when buying clothes and develop a personal style that doesn’t rely on fast fashion cycles and fleeting trends.
Blokes Day Out
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Round up your mates and head Eagle Farm Racecourse for an action packed day at the track! Experience the thrill and exhilaration of thoroughbred racing along with exceptional hospitality and so much more! Whether you're after a scrumptious steak sanga and chips on offer at the Buff's Deck or a food and beverage package from The Punter's Corner in the Lower Level Birdcage, there's something for everyone at Bloke's Day Out.
A Romantic Rendezvous
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
The Australian Romance Readers Association is hosting a multi-city, multi-author Romantic Rendezvous series. Each event will be a full-day signing, featuring special guests Sherrilyn Kenyon and Celeste Bradley, plus more than 30 local romance authors. There will also be special activities for ARRA members at each event.
Barley Shakes
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Part of Studio 188‘s Saturday Sessions series.

Brewed in Ireland and distilled in Australia, the Barleyshakes are a Celtic band with world music influences who combine intense energy, beautiful harmony and driving dance rhythms in their live performances. Adored throughout Australia and beyond for their “bent” Irish sound, they are winners of the Queensland Music Award for World Music.

Ever since their inception in the 90’s in Dublin, the Barleyshakes have been turning heads. Their mission, to inject new life into Irish music while honouring the tradition past, was to become a life-long adventure for each member. Their live shows have taken them around the globe and they continue to take audiences on a joy filled ride wherever they perform.

The band use fiddles, flutes, tine whistle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals, bass, bodhran, and drums to create their truly wonderful Celtic sound. They have shared the stage with Lunasa, Metallica, Kila, Joe Cocker, Sharon Shannon, Altan, and Grada, to name a few.

After well over a decade together this ensemble know each other intensely and they communicate freely to create something fresh every time they perform. They release their 8th album entitled “Irishtown” at this year’s festival.
Slow Fashion Weekend: Sunday Stitch Lounge
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
MoB’s Slow Fashion Weekend will shine a spotlight on slow fashion, artisanal skills and a make-and-mend approach to fashion consumption. Presented in partnership with Brisbane-based design collective The Stitchery, the Museum will be taken over by makers, menders and the mindful to give you the skills to lighten your fashion footprint.

Drop into Museum of Brisbane and join the Stitchery for an afternoon of slow fashion where we provide the sewing machines and you provide the unfinished sewing projects, split seams, fallen hemlines or plain garments in need of personalisation.

The Stitch Lounge is a creative and social space where people can exchange advice and skills with like-minded menders.
Melanoma March Brisbane
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
Ready to find a cure, not-for-profit organisation Melanoma Institute Australia is marching its way across the country, uniting Australians with its biggest Melanoma March event in history.

Join their family friendly event at Riverstage. Melanoma March is in its eighth year and is now Melanoma Institute Australia’s major annual fundraising campaign to support melanoma research. In each location, the March is a special event which brings together the whole melanoma community to raise awareness and funds for melanoma research.

Last year over 7,000 people from every state and territory supported their local Melanoma March and they invite you to join them in 2019 at your local March. Participating in Melanoma March is a great way to show your support for melanoma research, raise funds to find a cure and have a fun day out with your community. All funds raised will go towards crucial research dedicated to finding a cure for melanoma.
Pig Racing Day at Bulimba Golf Club
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
Noah's Thoroughbred Racing Pigs is entertainment at its best and it's coming to Bulimba Golf Club. There will be a full afternoon of entertainment for the whole family with the inflatable waterslide, on-field betting, music, barbecue and jumping castles for the kids!

From the bugle race call, through the obstacles, to the last snout in the finishing trough, you'll be cheering on your piglet to the end. You won't miss a minute of the action with Kevin Kiley, AKA the Pig Whisperer, on the microphone!

Free entry! Register now.
Coorparoo Markets
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
Metre Market returns to Coorparoo Square!

Coorparoo Square Village will be filled with a curated line up of creative stalls as well as their mini rack sale!

Pop down for a coffee, bite to eat and browse their stalls spread out across the precinct from 10am to 2pm.

Metre Market is a Brisbane Creative Market where fashion, homewares, design, music, art and good vibes collide! Featuring a carefully curated lineup of stalls, there will be homewares, apparel, bespoke jewellery, design stalls as well as their popular preloved rack sale.

Cost: Metre Market is a free all ages event.

Parking: There is ample paid parking underneath the precinct, this can be accessed via Holdsworth Road. The first two hours are free! Alternatively there is street parking around the precinct.

Cash: There are ATMs within the precinct, however many of their Stall Holders do take Eftpos. Please bring adequate cash for the preloved rack sale!

Public Transport: Coorparoo is well connected with Public Transport. Visit Translink to plan your journey

Pets: Dogs are welcome at Coorparoo Square.

See you there!
Mountainfilm on Tour 2019 - Brisbane (Hawthorne)
Date Tue 26th Mar 2019
Mountainfilm on Tour is back! The 2019 Mountainfilm on Tour features the best short films from the annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. One word sets Mountainfilm apart from other tours - Heart. Join them for a celebration of adventure, environment and the human spirit with a special guest emcee all the way from Colorado!

Mountainfilm is one of the world's best mountain film festivals, featured in the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker magazine. The festival has been held in May each year since 1979, with the best films then touring more than 150 locations around the world.

Mountainfilm toured Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2017 to rave reviews. This year's films feature an awesome mix of short films featuring the likes of climber Alex Honnold, ultra runner Kilian Jornet as well as mountaineering, mountain biking, expedition travel, fly fishing, cultural and environmental stories. This is an event to inspire you to take on the world and experience all it has to offer.

The event will feature prize draws and a free program for all attendees.

All ticketing is General Admission with no allocated seating with no refunds available.
Ocean Film Festival World Tour - New Farm
Date Thu 28th Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. 

Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue. 

The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.

Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.

Find out more at their website.
Oceans Film Festival World Tour 2019
Date Thu 28th Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.

Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.

Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.

Find out more at the website.
Childhood Summit 2019
Date Thu 28th Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
Childhood Summit will bring together thought leaders, gatekeepers, key influencers and practitioners across the community at large, nationally and internationally. The results will contribute to the national conversation and movement towards actions that will protect our children’s overall health, wellbeing, life satisfaction, and the planet as well as increase the connectedness and cohesiveness of our communities, as well rally around our young. This inaugural summit will be held in Queensland, Brisbane in 2019, and continue annually, moving around Australia, augmenting the child-centric conversation, by-in and systemic change for children.
Brisbane Cycling Festival
Date Thu 28th Mar 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
Watch, Play, Stay

Get ready for the ride of your life when the Brisbane Cycling Festival rolls into the city.

The festival will get you psyched up with professional, amateur and mass participation events at the celebrated Anna Meares Velodrome and other venues around Brisbane.

The world’s best track cyclists will descend on Brisbane for the six day international series final from, combining elite track cycling with an energetic party atmosphere.

Not to be outdone, Cycling Australia will host the Track National Championships and National Road Series The Classics showcasing Australia’s elite and emerging cycling talent.

The Festival will be supported by a series of activities for residents and visitors including a mass participation ride Tour de Brisbane across the city to showcase Brisbane as a world-class major event and cycling city.
Stand Up Comedy with Tarun Mohanbhai
Date Thu 28th Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
The Sit Down Comedy Club is one of Australia’s major producers of Stand Up Comedy, presenting a new show every week with local, national and international performers.

Come down to Brisbane’s number one Comedy Club on Thursday, Friday or Saturday night for some food, drinks and belly laughs!

This week featuring:
Headline Act: Tarun Mohanbhai
MC: Kat Davidson
and special guests.
Grigoryan Brothers - Songs without Words
Date Thu 28th Mar 2019
Guitarists, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are counted amongst the finest musicians of their generation having developed a reputation for enthralling audiences with the energy of their performances and the breadth of their repertoire – embracing genres such as classical, jazz and contemporary music from around the world.

Touring internationally since 2003, their diverse repertoire continues to present new opportunities for performances in traditional and unconventional settings.

You can book your tickets in person at RPAC Box Office, by phone or online.
Minden's Fourth Live Music Festival (Free Camping)
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
Weekend getaway of live music, three days, five bands plus a Glam and Rock Show with a 70’s themed party.

Get up to three nights free camping or other accommodation options are available.



This festival is unique and only comprises of tribute and premium cover bands. No commuting or shuttle buses to the event as there is camping right on the doorstep of the festival.

It starts at 2pm Friday 29 March until 10am Monday 1 April. The first band is on Friday night and the last band on Sunday afternoon however attendees can stay until 10am Monday morning.

This is an indoor event in a huge airy hall with an awesome dance area. Bring your own drinks and food, there's a communal catering kitchen and barbecue, cold room and freezers.

Minden Retreat situated in the beautiful Lockyer Valley 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.

Supporting Local Musicians and Keeping Live Music Alive.

HAL Round 23 - Brisbane Roar FC versus Sydney FC
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
Coming to the football isn’t just about the game-changing tackles, unbelievable goals and remarkable saves, it’s about you and the friends and families that come together to watch and Roar As One.

It’s the memories we’ve shared and it’s the anticipation of extraordinary moments to come.

Whether it’s your first game or your 13th season, it’s the feeling you can only get by being there.

Be their twelfth-man in Season 2018/19 and join them when they #RoarAsOne.

Kick off: 6.50pm.
Mother's Ruin - A Cabaret about Gin
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
Lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers for a soulful, song-filled ode to gin – equal parts historical and hysterical.

With tipsy candour, rising cabaret stars Maeve Marsden, and Libby Wood take us on a sublime musical journey through the history of ‘mother’s ruin’, aka gin.

They stumble and soar through tales of love and women, gin and secrets, through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, colonial India, into the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru.

You can book your tickets in person at RPAC Box Office, by phone or online.

Unsuitable for children 15 years and under.
Ian Moss - National Regional Tour
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound – not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure soul. While primarily recognised as an axeman of tenacity and sweet melodic sensibility, Ian’s distinctive vocal is the essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse – as it has been since his first tentative foray into music during the early 1970s.

Born and raised in Alice Springs, Ian started playing guitar in local teenage bands but moved to Adelaide after failing one of his high school years, planning to repeat in the big city. Fate intervened when he answered an advertisement for a guitarist in a shop window in 1973, joining the band that was to become a legend in Australia and that made such an undeniable impact that they are now etched in the Australian music psyche forever. That band was Cold Chisel.

Moss has released five incredible and dynamic studio albums – The number one and multi-platinum, Matchbook, Worlds Away, Petrolhead, Let’s all Get Together, Soul on West 53rd and 2018’s Ian Moss.
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.
Movies in the Park: Peter Rabbit
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Pack a picnic and get outdoors with the family for this free event.

Peter Rabbit.
(Animation/Adventure/Comedy , Rated PG , 95 minutes).

Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.

In the event of wet weather, the movie will be screened on Saturday 6 April, at the same time and place.
The Songs and Tales of Angry Old Men
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
The Songs and Tales of Angry Old Men is a celebration of rock-n-roll and the songs that defined great moments throughout the decades.

This ‘rockumentary’ features more than 20 great songs interwoven with tales that reveal surprising and little-known stories behind the music.

There will be music from legendary artists including Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Jim Morrison, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and many more!

You can book your tickets in person at RPAC Box Office, by phone or online.
Opera By the Bay
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Join them for a spectacular afternoon of operatic entertainment in 2019, as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the very first Opera Beneath the Stars at Historic Ormiston House!

Featuring world-class soloists including Rosario La Spina and Miliana Nikolic, Shaun Brown and Sarah Crane, vocalists from the University of Queensland Choir and the Black Square String Quartet, this event is not to be missed! Bookings are required, so please contact them for bookings or any queries.
Park Vibes
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Serving up an afternoon of live music and mouth-watering food options, Park Vibes is a celebration of Food, Music and Fun.

Held at Pine Rivers park on 30 March from 3pm this is an event for the whole family with stacks of entertainment include; free rides, a stellar line-up of bands, a delectable range of international cuisines, plus a spectacular fireworks finale over the park.

Food:
You’ll be spoilt for choice with an array of food options from popular food trucks and vendors across four food flavour zones!

Main Stage:
Bring your picnic blanket and get comfortable for an afternoon of laid-back vibes and funky beats.

Pop-Up Bar:
For the ultimate Saturday session, step into the licensed Pop-Up Bar and enjoy a refreshing craft beer or wine.

Kids Zone:
The free rides located in the Kids Zone will provide hours of entertainment for little and big kids alike.


Enjoy free rides and other activities between 3pm and 7.30pm.

Fireworks:
After the perfect Saturday afternoon, look to the sky and enjoy a huge fireworks spectacular over Pine Rivers Park from 7.30pm.

Parking:
AUD5 onsite (Pine Rivers Park) Parking.


For more information visit their website.

Kwame – Clouds Single Tour – The Hills Are Alive Festival
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
Following its premiere on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio with Zane Lowe, Kwame released his punchy party-starter 'Clouds.' and announced a national tour!

'Clouds.' sees the triple j Unearthed artist of the year deliver witty lyricism about the self-realisation of the worth and purpose. He explains, "As humans we’re not being taught about this, some find it narcissistic. I find that believing and loving yourself is so important, especially living in a world where you can be easily shut down and broken."

Tickets are on sale now.
Cambrian Choral Showcase
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
Experience a glorious afternoon of music from Ipswich’s longest running choral organisation. Featuring the award-winning Blackstone-Ipswich Cambrian Choir, Cambrian Youth Choir, Junior Cambrian Choir, Cambrian Show Choir and Coro Concorde, audiences are sure to be rewarded with an impressive afternoon of music.
Wedding Open Day
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
Join them at O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards for their annual Wedding Open Day on Sunday March 31 from 10am to 2pm.

Visit their stunning property and view all four of their wedding venues with event organisers and preferred suppliers on hand to answer questions from the bride and groom to be.

They will take couples on a tour through their rustic Wine Cellar and Heritage Homestead 'Killowen' as you sample the vineyards very own award winning wines and enjoy soothing live music.

Picture saying 'I Do' on the lush green banks of the cool Canungra Creek or dancing the night away inside the beautiful white linen air conditioned marquee that overlooks the acres of boutique vines.

Under an hour from the Gold Coast and on the outskirts of Canungra township, their picturesque surroundings will take your breath away as you meet with event organisers, gain some great ideas and quiz suppliers who will be showcasing their wedding goods and services.

Make a day of it and invite your family (or even the bridal party!) and stay for lunch for a 20 per cent discount on all food and wine. This event is free to attend - reservations are essential.
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019
Date Mon 1st Apr 2019 to Sat 6th Apr 2019
The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to Brisbane for six huge nights.

The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over two and a half hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

Presented by World Expeditions.

For more details, visit Banff Mountain Film Festival website.
QODE
Date Mon 1st Apr 2019 to Wed 3rd Apr 2019
Meet the brightest minds in technology and innovation at QODE, a brand new event for Brisbane, part of the “Curiocity” event running in March and April 2019.

Technology is now the single most important factor in driving the business and economic landscape, with revolutionary technologies giving rise to seismic shifts across the global economic landscape.

QODE will together leaders and thinkers representing businesses, high technology, academia and governments from across the globe to analyse the opportunities and challenges presented by technology transformation and the frameworks needed for global scale-up.

Unlike any other innovation and technology event in Australia, QODE will help accelerate innovation in government, education and corporate leadership and empower Queenslanders to solve global challenges. It is the only technology event in Australia to receive the full endorsement by both local and state government.

QODE includes QODEX, the innovation expo featuring experts from 45+ startup companies and 50+ established tech companies available to explain their latest innovations face-to-face to with QODE delegates.

A feature of the QODEX will be a Regional Innovation Showcase, showcasing companies supported by the Advancing Regional Innovation Program from each the twelve designated regions.
Elite/U19 Track National Championships
Date Wed 3rd Apr 2019 to Sat 6th Apr 2019
The 2019 Elite and U19 Track Nationals will be showcased as part of the exciting new Brisbane Cycling Festival at Brisbane’s Anna Meares Velodrome from 3 to 6 April 2019.

Australia’s best track cyclists will battle for the coveted green and gold national champions jersey in the sprint, keirin, individual pursuits, individual time trials, points race and scratch race and Madison.

I Want To Know What Love Is
Date Thu 4th Apr 2019
Around the world, people love. They sing for love, they dance for love, they compose poems and stories about love. They tell myths and legends about love. They pine for love, they live for love, they kill for love and they die for love. Anthropologists have found evidence of romantic love in 170 societies. They’ve never found a society that did not have it. Helen Fisher, The Brain In Love.

I Want To Know What Love Is throws a spotlight on long-buried memories, bedroom fantasies, crushes and conquests. Acclaimed Queensland performance collective The Good Room asked members of the public to anonymously submit their stories of love - fragments and memories, confessions and admissions – and they’ve transformed those secret submissions into magnificent declarations centre stage.

Submission #87: “It’s been years, but I still think of you and wonder ‘What could have been?’”

Submission #346: “I choose to say it did not fail. It just finished.”

Submission #302: “Jemma forever xo”

This is for everyone who’s ever loved. Anyone who’s ever hurt. This is for you.
Cycling Australia Elite Track National Championships
Date Thu 4th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
Brisbane will host the Track National Championships in Brisbane at the Anna Meares Velodrome until 2021 firmly establishing Brisbane as the home of track cycling.

The Track National Championships are the biggest domestic track event in the country, where national champions are crowned. Take a ride to the Anna Meares Velodrome to see some of the nation’s best riders in action and take part in Brisbane’s celebration of cycling.

Big Screen on the Green - Guardians of the Galaxy
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019
Watch your favourite squad of anti-heroes on the intergalactic quest of a lifetime at Big Screen On The Green, the biggest screen in the Southern Hemisphere!

This bunch of rebellious outcasts bring the laughs and all the action as they band together to save the galaxy. Join Star-Lord Peter Quill and his love of 70s tunes, Gamora a green skinned martial arts expert, the angry Drax who takes everything quite literally ("Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast"). There's also the Rocket... because why not have a machine gun wielding raccoon? And the adorable talking tree Groot who makes everyone crack a smile as the little guy danced through the sunny tunes of Electric Light Orchestra.

Treat you and your favourite Groot to the Star Lord Movie Pack or Hooked On A Feeling Hamper Package!

They'll be serving up classic movie snacks plus a great range of beers, wine and soft drink. Stay tuned for the Guardians Of The Galaxy themed cocktail!

Bring along your own bean bags, cushions, blankets and rugs or rent one of ours. These are available on a first in, first served basis.
Elixir featuring Katie Noonan - The Gratitude And Grief Tour
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019
Multi-platinum selling and five-time ARIA Award winning singer and songwriter Katie Noonan returns to RPAC with her ARIA Award winning jazz trio Elixir featuring Zac Hurren – for a magical evening of music and poetry.

The concert will feature the new ‘Gratitude and Grief’ collaboration between Elixir and Michael Leunig, plus some of Elixir’s previous catalogue and a few of their favourite songs by other artists. This promises to be a truly special evening.

You can book your tickets in person at RPAC Box Office, by phone or online.
Alliance Française French Film Festival – The Summer House
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019
Continuing her propensity for semi-autobiographical projects, actor, co-writer and director Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (A Castle in Italy, AF FFF2014) stars alongside her real-life mother, Marisa Borini, and her daughter, Oumy, in The Summer House. The luminous Valeria Golino (The Very Private Life of Mr. Sim, AF FFF2016) takes on a role based on Bruni Tedeschi’s off-screen sister and former first lady of France, Carla Bruni, to turn this film into a genuine family affair.

Anna (Bruni Tedeschi) heads off to her family’s estate in the Riviera to spend some time working on her latest screenplay and time away from the frantic pace of Paris. However, this move means dealing with her largely dysfunctional family—including Pierre Arditi (Family Matters, AF FFF2014) as the patriarch—as well as a particularly brutal break-up and the omnipresent ghosts of her past.

A sun-drenched and alcohol-fuelled comedy-drama, The Summer House gives us a glimpse into the foibles of the French Riviera’s bourgeoisie, and what we can only guess is a humorous insight into one of Europe’s most high profile families. Consider it a jocular rollercoaster ride of revelations and recriminations over light lunches and alfresco dinners on the picturesque Côte d’Azur.
Japanese Nationals
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
The Japanese Nationals is the premiere Japanese manufacturer meet for all die hard JDM fans. With two days of non-stop JDM swag including Time Attack, Show N' Shine, Cruising and a one day Drift Matsuri you will have a hard time getting it in to one weekend!
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Family Program
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
This special edition of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has been curated with the young adventurer, and the young at heart, in mind.

Ideal for short attention spans, those with a love of adventure and adrenaline, this compact program of predominantly short films will take you around the globe, get your heart racing and introduce you to some unique mountain wildlife.

Only two films in this program are duplicated in the main program which means mum and dad adventurers can get a double dose of the Banff Mountain Film Festival in 2019 and share their passion for adventure and wild places with the up and coming adventurers in their life.

The program includes the big air and deep powder you’d expect of a Banff Mountain Film Festival program, downhill bike descents and climbing and much much more.

One show only at the Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre. Suitable for all ages and knee conditions! For more details, visit Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour website.
The Best of Buble - Musical Melodies Concert Series
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Rhydian Lewis returns to RPAC with The Swinging Residual Eight-Piece Big Band to bring The Best of Bublé to the Redlands.

The show will use the same musical arrangements as Bublé, creating an authentic and immersive experience and will have you toe-tapping in no time.

The show is a journey down memory lane featuring songs by Dean Martin, Sinatra and Bobby Darin that have been covered by Bublé, as well as platinum hits and original songs.

You can book your tickets in person at the RPAC Box Office, by phone or online.

Extra show at 11am now on sale!
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.
Cycling Australia Masters Track National Championships
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019 to Wed 10th Apr 2019
Brisbane will host the Track National Championships in Brisbane at the Anna Meares Velodrome until 2021 firmly establishing Brisbane as the home of track cycling.

The Masters Track National Championships are the biggest domestic track event in the country, where national champions are crowned. Take a ride to the Anna Meares Velodrome to see some of the nation’s best riders in action and take part in Brisbane’s celebration of cycling.

Alliance Française French Film Festival – Through the Fire
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
César award-nominated filmmaker Frédéric Tellier (SK1) is partial to exploring the sacrifices professional services men and women make for the common good—a theme he takes to new levels of emotionality in Through the Fire.

Franck (Pierre Niney, A Perfect Man, AF FFF2017; The Odyssey, AF FFF2018) is a firefighter beyond reproach. His commitment to his job and motto “to save or perish” are reflected in the loving relationship he shares with his wife, Cécile (Anaïs Demoustier, Jealous and Tomorrow and Thereafter, AF FFF2018) and their children.

His greatest test comes when, in the line of duty, Franck gets horribly burned, his survival being nothing less than a miracle. As part of the long, arduous journey back to health, Franck must not only rebuild himself physically but also psychologically. And even a man as strong as Franck has his limitations.

Tellier takes a shot at our hearts with Through the Fire, essentially tackling the big existential questions and getting to the very core of what it means to be human. His film is a sensitive one that encompasses the full spectrum of emotion, promising to stay with the audience well after the viewing experience has ended.
Kids Dig It! Roman Family Fun
Date Mon 8th Apr 2019 to Fri 12th Apr 2019
School holiday fun at the Abbey Museum.

Beat the boredom bug by transporting your family into the ancient world of the Roman Empire.

Learn about their military skills during legionary training or decorate your own Roman shield.

Try your hand at archery or dig for ancient treasures in our mini archaeological dig.

There will be plenty to do to keep the whole family entertained!
Easter Magic Workshop
Date Mon 8th Apr 2019 to Fri 12th Apr 2019
Week One Creative Workshop – A magic class will be held outside of Kmart. Bookings are required, please email them for bookings or enquiries.

Don't miss out on what will be fun days of learning.

Harlem Globetrotters World Tour 2019 - Brisbane
Date Tue 9th Apr 2019
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are globally known for their amazing feats on the basketball court, incredible humour, generous acts of goodwill and providing endless entertainment for their adoring fans, and this tour is no different!

This year, join them as they celebrate The Fans during the all-new Fan Powered World Tour.

They will be bringing you closer than ever before, with more chances during and after their game to directly interact with the Globetrotters stars.

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, with some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, features a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law and Bull Bullard – plus women stars TNT Lister, Torch George and Hoops Green.*

Don't forget to secure a spot at Magic Pass, the Globetrotters’ exclusive pre-game event. Before every game, Magic Pass gives you unprecedented access to the stars of the team, as you learn tricks, shoot hoops, and take photos on the court and after the game take part in a free autograph session too.

The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivalled in the world of family entertainment. Don’t miss out – get your tickets today!

*Players subject to change

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.
Fantastic Mr Fox
Date Thu 11th Apr 2019 to Sat 20th Apr 2019
Adapted for the stage by shake and stir theatre co.

No one outfoxes a fox, especially not the horrible and greedy farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean – one fat, one short, one lean.

Dahl’s much-loved favourite leaps off the page (and all over the stage) in a spectacular new production from the team behind the award winning, sold out national tours of George’s Marvellous Medicine and Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts.

When Mr Fox needs to save his family and friends, he’ll go to any length (above or underground) to outwit the mean humans. Join Mr Fox and his team of furry friends as they bounce, burrow and bewilder their way to safety. Packed with Dahlicious mischief, hilarious mayhem and humongous belly laughs, Fantastic Mr Fox is the perfect holiday tail for the whole clan.

You’ve read the book, seen the movie – now experience this world-premiere stage adaptation from the wacky mind of the world’s No. 1 Storyteller.

Director Ross Balbuziente
Designer Josh McIntosh
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
Composer and Sound Designer Guy Webster
Video Designer Craig Wilkinson

Featuring Johnny Balbuziente, Leon Cain, Tim Dashwood, Nelle Lee, Nick Skubij and Gemma Willing.
Ipswich Festival of Cars
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
Join the party during this years Ipswich Festival at Queensland Raceway for the Ipswich Festival of Cars. This hugely popular event features the Willowbank 300 - Round 1 of the QLD Endurance Championship. The QLD Endurance Championship is set over two Rounds. Round 1 at Queensland Raceway and Round 2- Lakeside 300, which runs later in the year.
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.

HAL Round 25 - Brisbane Roar FC versus Wellington Phoenix
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019
Coming to the football isn’t just about the game-changing tackles, unbelievable goals and remarkable saves, it’s about you and the friends and families that come together to watch and Roar As One.

It’s the memories we’ve shared and it’s the anticipation of extraordinary moments to come.

Whether it’s your first game or your 13th season, it’s the feeling you can only get by being there.

Be their twelfth-man in Season 2018/19 and join them when they #RoarAsOne.

Kick off: 7.50pm.
Learn to Play Go
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019
It's time again, where they will be setting up at The Magic Vault in Alderley and teaching anyone who wants to learn how to play go!

Also known as baduk, weiqi or igo, go is probably the oldest game still being played. With its origins shrouded in legend, it is at least 2,500 years old. And like all things that last, at heart it's a very simple game. The rules can literally be learned within five minutes, but the resulting strategies can be as varied and complex as you can manage!

Which isn't to say go is scary - quite the opposite! It's ultimately only as complicated as you want it to be, and often has a simple elegance to how situations can be approached and unfold. And it's super fun! You can do almost anything, and see how it goes!

So come and join them, and learn this super awesome game! It's free, the people are all very cool, and they are very happy to have you!
The Beatlegs at Bulimba Golf Club
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019
Dance and sing along to the Beatlegs on Friday 12 April at Bulimba Golf Club and relive the classic hits of the Beatles!

Restaurant open from 5.30pm, so you can enjoy a meal before the show.

Bring your friends and family down and get ready to Twist and Shout!
Brandenburg Quartet in Brisbane
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019
Formed by the principal string players of the multi ARIA Award-winning Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Brandenburg Quartet has become Australia’s most imaginative period instrument ensemble.

Drawn from across the country, and performing exclusively on gut strings, the group explores lesser-known works and composers, in addition to well-loved quartets of the classical repertoire.

In a national tour covering Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, the Brandenburg Quartet will explore an inventive program of lesser-known works by Beethoven, Boccherini, Brunetti and Jadin.
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.

Scenic Rim Trail Running Series Round 1
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019
Round one will be held at Kooralbyn Valley on April 14, 2019.

The Ultimate Direction Long Course will be 15 kilometres. The Topo Short Course will be 9 kilometres. The Injinji Intro course will be 5 kilometres and
there will be a kid's 2 kilometre fun run.
Urzila Carlson – Loser
Date Mon 15th Apr 2019 to Tue 16th Apr 2019
Loser is almost always negative—I’ve lost my keys, a relative, my mind, money, dignity…it’s only positive when you lose some weight. Why? If you meet someone awesome, would you not want to be more of that person? Why can your friends not see your fatness but your family and doctor can see nothing but your fatness? Why is losing so hard? The truth is, we're all losers in some form and at some point, we’ll hit our rock bottom. Are you prepared? Get ready losers, join the award-winning comedian Urzila Carlson as she tackles our failures. What’s the worst that can happen?

"Belly laughs and guffaws aplenty." - The Music

"Effortlessly likeable.. stream of belly-laughs." - The Age

Presented by Live Nation.
Music and Mayhem on the Marburg Express
Date Tue 16th Apr 2019
Come and join the Ipswich Seniors Concert Group as they present Music and Mayhem on the Marburg Express staring a cast of local performers.

The show is set with the group wishing to celebrate the notable Marburg Hotel 140th Anniversary, choosing to ride an express stream train along the Ipswich to Rosewood railway line.

Mayhem and confusion will accompany the cast as they tackle the historic railway journey, bringing chaos to their fellow travellers, railway staff and the local constabulary. This performance will without a doubt bring a smile to your face.
The Day My Bum Went Psycho
Date Tue 16th Apr 2019 to Thu 18th Apr 2019
By Andy Griffiths. Adapted by Dave Lowe.

From award-winning author Andy Griffiths comes the world premiere of The Day My Bum Went Psycho, adapted by author Dave Lowe exclusively for Brisbane Arts Theatre. This is the story of a boy, his runaway bum and some of the most dangerous bums in the world! With the aid of some bum-hunters, Zack will track down his missing bum to the heart of an explosive bumcano in this ultimate kid adventure. After a sell out season in Brisbane, the bums are heading to Ipswich these school holidays.

Brisbane Arts Theatre is an iconic independent theatre company. Producing engrossing, high quality, accessible theatre the company educates emerging Brisbane artists and future industry professionals. Presenting over 230 performances annually including over 100 children’s shows, 2018 saw the theatre hosting over 500 volunteers, 10 costume designers and creators and 4 theatre interns as well as a substantial company of actors, students and supporters.

The Day My Bum Went Psycho is proudly sponsored by the Vita Foundation and Brisbane City Council.
Nahko and Medicine For The People (US)- Brisbane
Date Wed 17th Apr 2019
Known for their exciting, high-energy and powerful live shows, Nahko And Medicine For The People’s upcoming performances aren't to be missed.

Over the last five years, Nahko And Medicine For The People have continued to gather dedicated members of their global Tribe of fans as they spread their powerful musical message. They incorporate a variety of sounds that artfully merge rustic acoustic guitars, upbeat energy, tribal flavour and fiery percussion with ponderous lyrics. Their album HOKA debuted at number 10 on Billboard’s Rock Albums Chart and number 6 on the Alternative Albums Chart.

Nahko’s solo album, 'My Name Is Bear', premiered at number 1 on iTunes and debuted on a number of Billboard charts including Independent Albums (number 11), Tastemakers (number 14), Emerging Artists (number 19), and Top Album Sales (number 43). The album release was followed by a headline tour that boasted multiple sold-out dates stateside and a nearly sold-out tour in Europe and the UK. The album is a 16-track collection that reflects the soul, authenticity and spirit that Nahko’s fans have come to know.
Allen Stone (US)- Brisbane
Date Thu 18th Apr 2019
Allen Stone's vocals and melodic style show the clear influence of classic soul and R&B of the 1960s and â€㮦s, while his lyrics reveal an idealism and passion that recall the folk-inspired singer-songwriters of the same era.



Earlier in 2018, Allen appeared on ‘American Idol’, performing a powerful duet of ‘Unaware’ with contestant Dennis Lorenzo and blew judges away with his powerful vocals, including Lionel Richie who amazed, said - ‘That was spectacular’. His latest release, ‘Warriors’ was first performed at the Special Olympics opening ceremony in Seattle earlier this year, where Stone was back during the performance by a 2,000-member choir. Commenting on the song, Allen stated ‘This song came in a period of struggle. Inspiration hadn’t come through to visit for a while. I had felt like I was just pushing a big rock up a hill while wearing flip-flops. I was reminded in that moment that true success comes when you face adversity head on and push through those moments of hardship. Walk tall like Warriors even when terrified’.



Allen Stone is currently working on his next album, recorded live in Nashville which is set to be released early 2019.

Celtic Illusion
Date Thu 18th Apr 2019
The much-anticipated family event of 2019, Celtic Illusion is the biggest dance and magical illusion sensation that has been taking Australian and New Zealand audiences by storm.

The show for all ages cleverly fuses awe-inspiring contemporary Irish dance with mind-blowing magic and grand illusions.

With incredible new choreography, spellbinding magic, heart-racing music and a sensory experience like no other, audiences will be kept on the edge of their seats and left wanting more.

Showcasing a stellar cast of champion and internationally-acclaimed dancers, including performers from both Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, Celtic Illusion offers some of the fastest taps in the world as the dancers’ thunderous rhythm fills the stage in perfect unison. The show is led by Australia’s very own Anthony Street, the first Australian to perform leading roles in Michael Flatley’s widely-acclaimed Lord of the Dance, including the very role that Michael Flatley originally performed himself.

Since its premiere in 2011 the show has performed to sell-out audiences across Australia and New Zealand, with audiences blown away by the combination of scintillating dance and illusion. Now it is your chance to witness the magic that is Celtic Illusion.
Patrick James - Brisbane - 'What We're Fighting For' EP Tour
Date Thu 18th Apr 2019
Assured. Poised. Ready. Today Patrick James launches his next pivotal chapter with the release of 'UP', the first single from a new EP What We're Fighting For and arguably his most career defining work yet. All this alongside an intimate east coast tour this April.
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.

HAL Round 26 - Brisbane Roar FC versus Newcastle Jets
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Coming to the football isn’t just about the game-changing tackles, unbelievable goals and remarkable saves, it’s about you and the friends and families that come together to watch and Roar As One.

It’s the memories we’ve shared and it’s the anticipation of extraordinary moments to come.

Whether it’s your first game or your 13th season, it’s the feeling you can only get by being there.

Be their twelfth-man in Season 2018/19 and join them when they #RoarAsOne.

Kick off: 5.35pm.
Revolutions - Fairfield
Date Tue 23rd Apr 2019 to Tue 28th May 2019
Head to Fairfield Skatepark and learn how to skateboard with their highly qualified teaching ASF Coaches. Learn the basics, improve your skills, land new tricks, make new friends and have fun at the skatepark!

Children aged three years and over are welcome to join.
Bookings essential.
Mountainfilm on Tour 2019 - Ipswich
Date Wed 24th Apr 2019
Mountainfilm on Tour is back! The 2019 Mountainfilm on Tour features the best short films from the annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. One word sets Mountainfilm apart from other tours - Heart. Join them for a celebration of adventure, environment and the human spirit.

Mountainfilm is one of the world's best mountain film festivals, featured in the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker magazine. The festival has been held in May each year since 1979, with the best films then touring more than 150 locations around the world.

Mountainfilm toured Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2017 to rave reviews. This year's films feature an awesome mix of short films featuring the likes of climber Alex Honnold, ultra runner Kilian Jornet as well as mountaineering, mountain biking, expedition travel, fly fishing, cultural and environmental stories. This is an event to inspire you to take on the world and experience all it has to offer.

The event will feature prize draws and a free program for all attendees.
The Greatest Love of All Starring Belinda Davids - A Tribute to Whitney Houston
Date Wed 24th Apr 2019
Whitney Houston’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show described as “mind-blowingly spot on”.
Be stunned by the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids – with the accompaniment of a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers, plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, vision and theatrical effects, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers.

The two-hour production will fill you with joy, nostalgia and wonderment as it takes you on a heartfelt journey through Houston’s greatest hits including ‘I Will Always Love You’, ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, ‘How Will I Know’, ‘One Moment in Time’, ‘I Have Nothing’, ‘Run to You’, ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’, ‘Greatest Love of All’, ‘I’m Every Woman’, ‘Queen of the Night’, ‘Exhale (Shoop Shoop)’, ‘Million Dollar Bill’ and more.

The Greatest Love of All has already wowed audiences across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and continues to gather glowing reviews worldwide.

This special once-in-a-lifetime concert event will leave audiences wanting more and talking about it for years to come. Don’t miss the chance to experience it for yourself.

Not affiliated with the Estate of Whitney Houston.
Easter Carnival
Date Wed 24th Apr 2019
Easter Saturday, sees the return of their Annual Easter Carnival.

This is a free event for the whole family!

There will be rides for the kids, showbags, glow sticks, market stalls, loads of food and drink and to top off the day there will be a Magnificent Fireworks Display!

Join them at the Ron Stark Oval in Dunwich from 3pm till 9pm.

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.

The Parade is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.
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.

Services:
Dawn Service: 5.30am
Main Parade: 10.20am
Main Commemorative Service: 11am
HAL Round 27 - Brisbane Roar FC versus Adelaide United
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
Coming to the football isn’t just about the game-changing tackles, unbelievable goals and remarkable saves, it’s about you and the friends and families that come together to watch and Roar As One.

It’s the memories we’ve shared and it’s the anticipation of extraordinary moments to come.

Whether it’s your first game or your 13th season, it’s the feeling you can only get by being there.

Be their twelfth-man in Season 2018/19 and join them when they #RoarAsOne.

Kick off:2:00pm

#RoarAsOne
Amma
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
An opportunity to meet with one of the world's most accessible and compassionate spiritual leaders of our time.

You are invited to attend free public programs in Brisbane consisting of inspirational talks, music, meditation, yoga along with the unique opportunity to meet Amma personally and receive her individual blessing.

A vegetarian lunch and dinner will be available. All the funds raised from the sale of the food and bookshop items goes towards Amma’s worldwide humanitarian projects.

Join in welcoming Amma to Queensland and take this opportunity to be inspired by her example of love and service towards humanity.
Cinderella
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
By Matthew Whittet.
Original Concept by Anthea Williams.

A classic fairy tale, reimagined for right now.

This Cinderella is not about princes and princesses. It’s about a single woman trying to go on a half-decent date, and a single guy who has an unreasonable fear of not being heard over loud music in bars. There may not be any ugly sisters, but there’s the occasional mysterious animal. There’s midnight. There’s a shoe. There’s definitely dancing. And there’s beautiful transformation.

From the curious mind of preeminent playwright Matthew Whittet (Girl Asleep, The Book of Everything), comes a gorgeous and funny first date like no other. Filled with glittering magic and awkward affection, Cinderella is a heartfelt fairy tale for adults about love forged offline and in person.

Acclaimed Queensland performers Amy Ingram (I Want To Know What Love Is, COSI) and Thomas Larkin (Death Of A Salesman, True West) are directed by Daniel Evans (I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You, Richard III), in this poignant romantic comedy for anyone that’s sick of swiping left.
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.
Festival Gala - Romance of the Movies
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
The Ipswich City Symphony Orchestra presents an evening devoted to bringing to the stage the romance and grandeur of the music from histories most loved romantic movies, exploring the connection of music and love.

Their large ensemble of classical musicians under the baton of maestro Patrick Burnes, will take you on a musical experience as you relive a beautiful selection of songs from Gone With The Wind’s ‘Tara’s Theme’, Doctor Zhivago’s ‘Lara’s Theme’, Dangerous Moonlight ‘Warsaw Piano Concerto’, and the title theme ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, to name just a few.

Supported by an array of talented local vocalists and the gorgeous Shayne McCormack Ballet School, this will be a night to be cherished.

LIVE the experience.
Mzaza
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
Brisbane based six-piece MZAZA are committed to delivering Balkan-French sounds to folk lovers around the world. Lead by enchanting French-Sephardic vocalist Pauline Maudy, this award-winning group of musicians from Bosnia, Latvia, Greece, Turkey, France and Australia has been mesmerising audiences with powerful and inspired performances and recordings.

The impressive musicianship of MZAZA – deftly realised with accordion, violin, percussion, double bass and Flamenco guitar – embraces diversity, the old and the new, the familiar and the foreign.

MZAZA’s festival highlights include Cygnet, National and Woodford Folk Festivals, MONA FOMA, and Queensland Music Festival. While their support highlights include Violent Femmes (USA), Yasmin Levy (Israel), Melbourne Ska Orchestra (AUS), Baba Zula and Baro Banda (Turkey), and DJ Click (France).

Brisbane Comedy Dinner Cruise
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
Make the most of your visit to Brisbane City or a night out as a Brisbane local and tickle your funny bone aboard the Brisbane Comedy Dinner Cruise.

It's 3 hours of comedy, laughter and dancing!

A great night out for couples and groups.

Inclusions:

3.5 hour cruise around Brisbane City River
3 course meal, including drinks
Live comedy and comedic magician show
Party DJ and dancing
Licence bar on board
Pick up and drop off from Eagle Street Pier.
Historic Ormiston House Lecture Series
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
Join Ormiston House Historian Jessica Stroja as she shares the memories and history of our area and its wider connections with Australian history. Enjoy a Devonshire Tea on the verandah of Historic Ormiston House before hearing Jessica uncover the history of this beautiful site. Coinciding with the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival, this is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the site where Australia’s commercial sugar industry was born!

Guests are welcome to view the beautiful gardens and view the Historic House after the presentation. Guides will be available to answer questions about the Historic House and guests can meet the speaker after the event.
Pottery and Textiles Workshop Experience - April/May
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019 to Thu 2nd May 2019
The Pottery and Textiles Experience is designed to inspire your creative energy through the discovery of various art forms, from Pottery to Rug Making and Basket Weaving, all with local based artists.

Suitable for beginners, this is a fun filled experience for those wanting to unleash their creative side!

Pottery is an organic beauty, created with one’s own hands. The limits on what you create are limited only by what you can dream. Learn the craft of handmade pottery from a ceramic artist and potter with over 30 years’ experience.

Rug making is a revived tradition. They join the ‘War on Waste’ and learn how to transform unwanted fabric or clothing into functional rugs and mats from a textile artist specialising, for over 25 years, in the design and production of hand tufted rugs.

Get hands on experience identifying, harvesting and preparing local plant materials while learning the basic art of basket weaving from a creator who, over the past 30 years, has aimed to create art that "interprets the story of nature and show the beauty of the secrets it holds’.

This Experience is inclusive of accommodation.
QUT Classic
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
Run, jog, or walk your way through the annual QUT Classic on Sunday, 28 April 2019 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Kicking off at 7.30am with scenic 1 kilometre, 5 kilometre and 10 kilometre routes around QUT Gardens Point and the Central Business District, this all-inclusive, family friendly event will finish off with food and entertainment at Gardens Point campus with something for everyone.

Join the fun if you'd like to compete as a team or individual, get fit, or simply hang out with your friends. All profits will be donated to the charity partner, the QUT Learning Potential Fund.
Alice in Wonderland
Date Tue 30th Apr 2019
Melbourne City Ballet’s Michael Pappalardo (Artistic Director) and Brendan Bradshaw (Artistic Associate) pay homage to the well-known novel by Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland, with this enchanting ballet complimented by one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous scores.

Alice In Wonderland tells the story of a young girl who is whisked away to a magical world of wonder. Falling through a rabbit she meets magical creatures both strange and mysterious on her adventure to find her way home.

Join the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter as Alice ventures through Wonderland. This all new ballet is perfect for all ages and is a magical portrayal of the classical story. With 40 unique costumes and newly designed tour-able sets, this ballet is sure to be a colourful and playful rendition on this story. Over a year in the making Melbourne City Ballet is set to entertain across Australia and New Zealand and bring a smile to both ballet audiences with its exquisite choreography and non ballet audiences through its dynamic storytelling.
Senior Moments A Comedy Revue: Brisbane
Date Wed 1st May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
By popular demand, Senior Moments is back for another national tour from February 2019, with Gold Logie winner and veteran actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) and Max Gillies (The Gillies Report, Once Were Leaders) joining Play School icon Benita Collings, Kim Lewis (Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years) and Russell Newman (A Country Practice, Underbelly) in this senior theatrical sensation, with Midday Show Maestro Geoff Harvey on piano.

Senior Moments is a comedy revue about old people and the young people they have to deal with, with sketches and songs and performers who are old enough to know better, all making wicked fun of the trials and tribulations of growing old disgracefully.
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.

Queensland Racing Driver's Championship - Round 2
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
The premier racing drivers championship, the Queensland Racing Drivers' Championship. The Championship is open to talented newcomers as well as experienced old hands and produces some very close racing. The Championship regularly attracts in excess of 100 talented drivers to do battle.

QRDC has a wide range of vehicles competing, as well as demonstrations and off track entertainment for all the family.

Spectator viewing at Queensland Raceway is excellent with the flat layout of the circuit and spectator mounds.
Spencer Wilson Trio
Date Fri 3rd May 2019
The Spencer Wilson Trio featuring Spencer Wilson (guitar), Bede Prince (bass), and Dom Machen (drums) formed at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, where all three artists are currently studying. They seek to entertain by presenting a dynamic and communicative performance of Jazz based music, including material of well known Jazz standards alongside more modern tunes written by the Jazz giants of today. They love to explore original compositional work also.

The Trio is influenced by groups such as Speedball, The Bill Evans Trio, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and Wes Montgomery for their use of dynamics and varying texture. Space, rest and unspoken communication are concepts the group seeks to explore within their music, with the goal of developing stories, and emotions.
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!
Seadeck Brisbane Weekly River Cruise Events
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
Seadeck is not just a venue, it’s an unforgettable experience. Its unique and elegant custom design will transport party goers back in time to the 1930s and 1940s when luxury cruising was at its peak and boat design was considered an art form.

Measuring 42 metres and hosting 420 guests, this hand crafted European vessel has three vast decks from which to take in the 360 degree views of Sydney Harbour or Brisbane city skyline. Each deck features luxurious lounge seating and bespoke furniture sourced from high-end suppliers all over the world.

With unsurpassed attention to detail on all levels you can experience a European lifestyle, indulging your senses with the help of impeccable first class service from the hand selected staff and crew.

Seadeck is a floating oasis and an experience like no other which is available for private hire for stand out events and experiences or you can escape the hustle and bustle of urban life and abandon your worries as you to soak up the sun, whilst enjoying views, food and entertainment by local DJs on one of their public events.

Seadeck spends May to Mid October in Brisbane.
Revolutions - Ferny Grove
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sat 8th Jun 2019
Head to Ferny Grove Skatepark and learn how to skateboard with their highly qualified teaching ASF Coaches. Learn the basics, improve your skills, land new tricks, make new friends and have fun at the skatepark!

Children aged three years and over are welcome to join.
Bookings essential.
Spiritual and Healing Expo - Morningside
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Soul Events is once again hosting its largest spiritual and healing event - The Spiritual and Healing Expo!

Free entry - including all events and presentations!

The day includes Reiki, Kinesiology, Crystal Healing, Hypnotherapy, Tarot, Spirit Guide Drawings, Crystals, Hair Analysis, Palmistry, Tea Leaf Readings, Candles Sensory Body Art, Live Platform Events, Psychic Mediums, Spiritual Products, Raffles, Music and much, much more.
Foster and Allen
Date Wed 8th May 2019
Legendary Irish folk music due Foster and Allen are number one stars across the globe, having 30 new-release charting albums over a 40-year career, the only act in the world to do so.

This legendary Irish folk music act began in 1975 when Mick Foster and Tony Allen formed their duo after many years of playing together.

Their big break came with the single A Bunch of Thyme which stayed in the Irish charts for an unbelievable 53 weeks and became a number one single in the British Top 20.

Foster and Allen’s mega-hits include Old Flames and Maggie which has seen them amass record sales in excess of 20 million worldwide.

Their style and easy listening sound remains as fresh and exciting as ever.

Join them on their 2019 Australian tour.

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.
Magic Round Brisbane
Date Thu 9th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
The NRL announced Magic Round is scheduled for round nine in May of next season and will feature all 16 clubs.

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.
Faulty Towers The Original Dining Experience - Brisbane Golf Club
Date Fri 10th May 2019
Officially the world’s longest running dining experience, this Australian original has made its international mark as an ‘unforgettable night out’ (The West Australian, Perth). Selling out at shows all over the world – including Sydney Opera House and London’s West End – it’s now returning to the Brisbane Golf Club in May, August and December 2019. But be warned: tickets will sell out here too, so early booking is essential!

Basil, Manuel and Sybil are in town! – and they’re bringing a healthy dose of mayhem to your door. Fully immersive, highly interactive and completely original, this is the top-flight show where anything can happen and usually does – and with 70 per cent of the show improvised, it’s never the same twice. With two hours of comedy, three courses of food, and five-star reviews, expect chaos, laughs, and a brilliant night out.

- ‘Seriously funny’ The Advertiser, Adelaide Fringe
- ‘Laughs galore!’ The Holiday and Travel Magazine, Sydney Opera House
Brisbane Art Design
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
Brisbane Art Design (BAD), is a celebration of visual art and design that will animate a network of parks, laneways, galleries, artist spaces and studios across the city from 10 to 26 May 2019.
The Dinner Party
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sat 18th May 2019
An elegant dinner party hosted by an influential young man for his manipulative guests is thrown into turmoil when power meets greed, ambition and jealousy. As the evening wears on The Dinner Party exposes society’s insatiable desire for control and status and the power play between the guests intensifies as the accusations start to fly.

Who really holds the power at this sophisticated table? And who will be in control by the time coffee is served?

Premiering to extraordinary reviews in Brisbane, The Dinner Party (former title The Host), is gripping contemporary dance theatre from Queensland’s award-winning Expressions Dance Company.

You will be struck by the sublime costumes by acclaimed Australian fashion designer Gail Sorronda, original music recordings from Queensland’s highly acclaimed Southern Cross Soloists and inspiring movement by internationally renowned choreographer, Natalie Weir, in this thrilling ride that exposes the not-so-beautiful in beautiful people.
The Handmade Expo Market Forest Hill
Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Sat 30th Nov 2019
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.
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.
Prada's Priscillas: An All-Male Revue
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Flanked by gorgeous men, lead singer Prada Clutch and her ‘girls’, take you on a journey from where it all began with Les Girls in the 60s, across the Aussie outback with Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the 90s and into 2018 with a celebration of today’s music icons.

The 90 minute all-male revue features some of Priscilla Queen of the Desert’s greatest hits including I Love the Night Life, Go West, Shake Your Groove Thing, Finally and I Will Survive. Plus a few surprise hits from some of today’s music icons and divas that have inspired drag performances around the world.

Jam-packed with dazzling feathers, wigs, head-pieces, costumes and performance, you will not forget this glittering drag spectacular!

WARNINGS: This performance uses strobe lighting, smoke and haze effects and contains occasional course language.
AGE SUITABILITY: Mature audiences only.
Women in Super Mother's Day Classic Brisbane
Date Sun 12th May 2019
The Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic is Australia’s largest community fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) raising funds for breast cancer research.

Since 1998 when the event began, every Mother’s Day, across the nation, people join in this fun-run and walk in capital cities and regional centre to raise funds for breast cancer research.

Nationally the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic events are run by volunteers, and have collectively raised over AUD35 million for the NBCF since 1998.



The aim of the Women In Super Mother’s Day Classic is to increase this total to AUD40 million raised for breast cancer research by 2020.

Women In Super is a national advocacy and networking group for women employed in the superannuation and wider financial services industries. In 1998 Women in Super initiated the Women In Super Mother’s Day Classic fun run/walk and have raised AUD35.3 million for the NBCF since the event began.

The funds raised have supported 64 Research Projects, seven of which are Queensland based, and over one million people have participated since the event began in 1998.

Yiruma Live In Australia 2019 I F R A M E I Brisbane
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Korean pianist Yiruma is coming to Australia in 2019 with his new album and classic original pieces. With strong love and passion, Yiruma is bringing his breathtaking performance filled with the spirits of sharing and bliss back to Australia. Ever since the first album, as Kiss the Rain, River Flows in You, Yiruma's warm and beautiful classical melody resonates within music lovers all around the world.
Mother's Day High Tea - First Sitting
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Treat your Mother to a very special day out with a High Tea at Historic Ormiston House. A selection of delicious sweets and savouries will be served with the choice of filtered coffee or specialty teas. Enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival while you soak up the peaceful and elegant surroundings on the verandah of the house with wonderful views out to the sparkling waters of Moreton Bay and live entertainment on the historic grand piano.

All dietary requirements must be advised at time of booking.

Please Note: Bookings are essential.
Mother's Day High Tea - Second Sitting
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Treat your Mother to a very special day out with a High Tea at Historic Ormiston House. A selection of delicious sweets and savouries will be served with the choice of filtered coffee or specialty teas. Enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival while you soak up the peaceful and elegant surroundings on the verandah of the house with wonderful views out to the sparkling waters of Moreton Bay and live entertainment on the historic grand piano.

All dietary requirements must be advised at time of booking.

Please Note: Bookings are essential.
<Frame> Yiruma Live In Australia 2019 I Brisbane
Date Sun 12th May 2019
After his two very successful sold out concert tours in 2016 and 2017 around Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, Yiruma will come back to Australia in 2019 with his new album <Frame> and classic original pieces.

With strong love and passion, Yiruma is bringing the breathtaking performance full of spirits of sharing and bliss back to Australia. Ever since the first album and famous pieces such "Kiss the Rain" and "River Flows in You", Yiruma's warm and beautiful classical melody resonates music lovers all around the world. Please enjoy the most romantic music journey with Yiruma's splendid music.
Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week
Date Mon 13th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
A full week of events, displays and activations within the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and across Brisbane, complementing those already held by Brisbane Truck Show exhibitors and show partners, all captured under the umbrella of Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week.

Capturing principal themes including:
- safety
- sustainability
- careers
- innovation
- knowledge and
- community

The week brings together industry groups from across Australia, hosting national conferences including leading trucking industry body, the National Road Transport Association hosting the NatRoad 2019 Conference, plus dealer conferences, member meetings, seminars and road safety presentations and the Brisbane Truck Show Jobs Centre.

Brisbane's hotels, restaurants, bars and event venues are pumping each night of the show with customers events and private dinners.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
Date Tue 14th May 2019
Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town. Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the Festival to towns and cities around the nation.

For 20 years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been touring far and wide, bringing giggles, guffaws and good times to Australia and further afield. Whether you’re in Katherine, Quirindi, Kyneton or Cairns, you can still experience Australia’s largest and best-loved comedy festival in your own backyard. They’ve got over 80 destinations on the laugh-laden schedule, and a line-up of artists to tickle anyone’s funny bone. The Roadshow really has something for everyone!

Grab a mate, grab a date… grab a ticket to the Roadshow!
Brisbane Truck Show
Date Thu 16th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
The Brisbane Truck Show returns to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 May 2019.

The biennial Brisbane Truck Show is an unparalleled display of the very best the heavy vehicle industry has to offer with over 300 huge exhibits filling all halls and all three floors of the venue.



All the big brands are on display showcasing the latest gear and innovation from limited-edition models to highly-anticipated unveilings and from showpieces of futuristic technology to iconic classic vehicles brought in to Australia especially for the show from Europe, Japan and America.

The event attracts over 35000 visitors from around Australia and overseas including over 10000 qualified VIP customers hosted to the show.

The Southern Hemisphere’s largest automotive business event is also the industry’s biggest reunion, filled with beaming smiles as old friends, peers and colleagues reacquaint.

Brisbane's hotels, restaurants, bars and event venues are pumping each night of the show with customers events and private dinners.

Me and My Shadow
Date Thu 16th May 2019 to Fri 17th May 2019
Enter a fanciful world of giant creatures, storytelling, magic and illusion.

Children love to play with shadows. They are mysterious and magical and can do amazing things! But making friends with your shadow can be a tricky business. There are things to sort out, problems to solve, adventures to have and laughter to be shared.

Me and My Shadow is about the fanciful escapades of a girl making friends with her shadow. It is a gentle, magical visual poem for children that uses paper, light, shadow, colour, water, music, sound and words to create a world of play where the imagined becomes real.

With fantastical imagery, quirky physical performances and an intriguing score, Me And My Shadow ignites the imagination in a poetical experience that explores the trials and joys of friendship. This multi-award-winning production from Patch Theatre, one of Australia’s leading children’s companies, will be loved by the whole family.

You can book your tickets in person at the RPAC Box Office, by phone on or at their website.
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.

Dancing CEOs
Date Fri 17th May 2019
Dancing CEOs 2018 raised AUD265000 for Women’s Legal Service. 12 brave CEOs stepped out of the boardroom onto the big stage of City Hall to help end domestic violence.

The big night will return to City Hall on Friday 17 May 2019 – lock the night away for the most entertaining event in Brissy!
The Masters Series
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sat 25th May 2019
A breathtaking triple bill featuring masterpieces from ballet’s best.

Legendary choreographer George Balanchine’s iconic Serenade is a jewel of ballet repertoire. Exhilarating and highly emotive, this formative piece has enthralled audiences for decades.

Jiří Kylián’s Soldier’s Mass explores the horrors of war through the eyes of young soldiers. Kylian’s masterful choreography offers a powerful commentary on the devastation of war that will move audiences.

Acclaimed choreographer Trey McIntyre investigates the depths of human nature and the qualities that bridge the gaps between us in a world premiere work. Created for their Company, this distinctive piece will demonstrate the excellence of choreographer and dancers alike.
Straddie Festival of Golf - Salute Golf Day
Date Fri 17th May 2019
The Straddie Festival of Golf provides five unique opportunities to enjoy a day of golf of the Redland Coast – A naturally wonderful place to play Golf.

The Salute Golf Day, as part of the Straddie Salute Weekend, provides all comers with an opportunity to enjoy a relaxing round of golf on a course with spectacular views and interesting challenges.



The Salute Golf Day is a two man Ambrose event played over nine holes with Tee Off times available from 8am.

Presentation of prizes takes place on the Clubhouse deck at 5pm just in time to enjoy the spectacular sunset over the bay.

After you have played the Salute Golf Day you’ll be eager to return to play the rest of the exciting Straddie Festival of Golf events held across 2019 and 2020.

Orava Quartet
Date Fri 17th May 2019
The first Australian string quartet invited to sign with Universal Music.

The Orava Quartet has been hailed by Limelight magazine and The Australian as ‘the most exciting young quartet on the block’, ‘world class’, and ‘the real deal’. Earning a reputation for their thrilling performances, the Quartet bring their unique sound and breathtaking intensity to the classics of the string quartet canon.

Selected by Deutsche Grammophon Australia for the label’s first ever recording release, Orava has performed throughout North America, the UAE, and Asia, working closely with the world-renowned Takács Quartet, and winning top prizes at the 2013 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition.

Since returning to Australia, the Quartet has performed at major festivals from BBC Proms to New Zealand Festival, VIVID Sydney, AFCM, Bleach Festival and the Melbourne, Canberra and Queensland Music Festivals. In this concert, the Orava Quartet injects their signature passion and vivacity to works by Haydn, Brahms and Polish composer Wojciech Kilar. Based in Brisbane, Orava Quartet is Camerata's 2019 Artist-in-Residence.

You can book your tickets in person at the RPAC Box Office, by phone or online at their website.
The Proclaimers
Date Fri 17th May 2019
Scotland’s finest Celtic soul brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have reached a rarefied status: after three decades they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, The Proclaimers continue to garner new fans.

A highly-individual blend of punk, folk, pop, poetry, country, soul, socialism and new wave, The Proclaimers walk precisely the right line between romance and bitter reality. Their songs are timeless; with their catchy tunes and stirring harmonies they capture the full gamut of human emotions.

Expect to hear the classics “Let’s Get Married,” “Sunshine on Leith,” “Letter From America,” “I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)” and songs from their highly acclaimed eleventh studio album Angry Cyclist produced by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Kylie Minogue and Roger Daltrey).
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!
City of Logan Relay For Life
Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives. With live entertainment, activities, food trucks and more, this is an event suited for the whole family.

Join the thousands of Australians who take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life each year in the fight against cancer: start or join a team in the City of Logan 2019 Relay today!
James Reyne - A Crawl To Now
Date Sat 18th May 2019
A Crawl To Now is a 90-minute live show featuring songs selected from over twenty albums. James will be joined on stage by renowned guitarist Josh Owen in acoustic duo format.

James Reyne’s songs have provided the soundtrack to endless Australian summers, including The Boys Light Up, Reckless, Beautiful People, Lakeside, Daughters Of The Northern Coast, Fall Of Rome, Hammerhead, Motor’s Too Fast, and Slave.

Reyne said, “This will be a comprehensive look at the past unto the present.

I’ve sifted through all of the Australian Crawl material with the intention of performing it “songbook” style. And to bring out the solo material again and re-imagine those songs acoustically is always fun – I’m very excited about these shows.”

Join James Reyne and his guitarist for an unforgettable acoustic celebration of his career!

National Motoring Heritage Day - Picnic in the Park
Date Sun 19th May 2019
National Motoring Heritage Day is an initiative of Australian Historic Motoring Federation, with the aim being to promote and display Australia’s strong motoring heritage and also show the community, business and government the strength of the Australian historic motoring movement.

To celebrate National Motoring Heritage Day the Queensland Historic Motoring Council Inc will be hosting a Picnic in the Park. This event is held in Cameron Park, Ipswich and is free to attend. You do not need to register for the event.

Display your historic vehicle, have a fun day and “share the passion” with the public.
Kooralbyn Valley Six Hour MTB Endurance Series
Date Sun 19th May 2019
You are asking what this means?

The renegade races are one off races that run in conjunction with the Kooralbyn Valley Endurance series.

They will be a mixture of team events/XCS/marathon formats, but with a bit twist.

Expect a lot of fun, some tuff courses which will push you too the limit.

There is a six hour race that is part of the Kooralbyn Valley MTB Series that starts at 9am on May 19 and finishes at 3pm.

Then they have the Renegade three hour race – this is racing three hours on May 18 starting at 2pm and finishing at 5pm.

This is separate event to the endurance series.

You are welcome to race both races.

This race is for solo or four person teams only.

Pint of Science (Brisbane)
Date Mon 20th May 2019 to Wed 22nd May 2019
Pint of Science is a three day festival bringing the latest in science research to pubs across Australia (and the world!). Pint of Science aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – all in the pub!

Please visit the Pint of Science Australia website for all updates regarding venues.
Australian String Quartet presents Moore Beethoven Brahms
Date Tue 21st May 2019
Kate Moore String Quartet no 3* (Premiere Season)
Beethoven String Quartet op 18 no 4
Brahms String Quartet op 51 no 1

A young man brimming with confidence and sure of a bright future: this is Beethoven at the time of creating his first string quartets. His opus 18 no 4 is quicksilver in its variety of moods and characters, thoroughly conveying both technical mastery and compelling artistic personality.

Seventy years later, Brahms displayed a devotion to chamber music that went against the spirit of his times. But like an artist who works in mezzotint rather than forging grand canvases, Brahms some of the most sublime and intimate creations that the world had ever heard. His first string quartet is the glorious flowering of his cultivated technique and searching artistry.

These masterworks are complemented by a new work from young Australian composer Kate Moore, also inspired by a fascination for the natural world.
Black Ox Dining - Chefs Table II
Date Wed 22nd May 2019
Black Ox Dining has been cooking up degustation dinners at its monthly Pop Up Restaurant since 2016.

In 2019, they will be hosting they're second Chefs Table pop up dinner in a secret location in Paddington. The night will have guests spend the evening in the secret location indulging on an eleven course menu and talking all things food and wine with their passionate team.

They will reveal the exact location of the dinner 48 hours before the event to guests who have purchased tickets.

Tickets are AUD99 per person or AUD140 per person with matching drinks and can be purchased through the Black Ox Dining website. If you don’t want to miss out, you can sign up to their newsletter on their website to be alerted to ticket sales and other news before they become available to the public.
Heal Yourself Expo - Redcliffe Peninsula
Date Sat 25th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
Heal Yourself Expo’s are much more than just another new age event, they are a community of healers, teachers, and change makers with a passion to support their communities, and educate people that we have the power to Heal Ourselves and Heal the Planet.

They have planned a great line up of practitioners, speakers and workshops that focus on teaching and showing the general public how they can take control of their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

They will continue their line up of entertainment and a Kids Zone so that parents can be free to explore and attend the speakers and workshops.

So with soaring health costs, and the increased pressure on families for time, money and uncertainty the increased stress it places on everyone’s health, it is even more important that they assist people to take some personal responsibility and rediscover the ways of self healing.
Introduction to Life Drawing Workshop - May
Date Sun 26th May 2019 to Wed 29th May 2019
Renowned local artist Gaye Dell is offering a three day creative workshop for the artist in all of us.

Gaye specialises in small groups to ensure not only a creative educational experience but also a fun time.

Each participant will leave the mountain (hopefully to return soon) with a feeling of serenity, a smile, some know-how and pieces of art they have created.

Fun learning in a one-on-one and group environment.

- Creative play and sharing
- Critical visualisation
- Art practise and development
- A take-home framed, personally created piece of art

This Workshop Experience is inclusive of accommodation.
Scenic Rim Trail Running Series Round 2
Date Sun 26th May 2019
Round two will be held at the Swan Gully 4X4 Park on May 26, 2019.

There will be the Ultimate Direction Long Course for 17 kilometres, Top Short Course for 9 kilometres, the Injnji Intro Course for 5 kilometres and a kid's 2 kilometre fun run.
Up, Up and Away!
Date Tue 28th May 2019
Are you ready for take-off?

Ladies and Gentlemen, you're welcome aboard magical airline Up, Up and Away! where only the extremely good looking are eligible to fly! They trust you’ll enjoy the hospitality provided by their cheeky service team, as well as the fabulous in-flight entertainment system.

Travel with Up, Up and Away! in this riotous dance cabaret on a once-in-a-lifetime journey around the world. The sassy stewardesses are your live In-Flight Entertainment System which features more than enough razzle-dazzle from the swing and retro eras to keep you occupied during your fabulous journey.

Join the shenanigans through spectacular dance numbers and captivating harmonies as the crew from First Class, Business Class and Economy demonstrate what never goes on at 39000 feet. In fact, the hosties are far more interested in their own comfort than that of their passengers and you are invited to join their escapades as they leap through the skies on an unmissable musical journey.

“Cabin crew, please prepare the cabin for chaos… I mean, landing…!”
Billionaire Boy
Date Thu 30th May 2019
A play by Maryam Master based on the book by David Walliams.

Twelve year old Joe has everything a boy could ever want, from a golden underwater Ferrari to his very own cinema. Joe and his Dad have more money than you could imagine, but what Joe really needs is a friend. When Joe arrives at his new school, life really gets tough. Facing the school bully, his Dad’s new girlfriend and the world’s worst school canteen, Joe is about to learn that money might buy you a lot in Raj’s shop, but it can’t buy you everything.

David Walliams’ best-selling books comes to life on stage for 6 to 12 year olds – and their adults! Don’t miss this original Australian adaptation as the team behind Mr Stink and The 13-, 26-, 52- and 78-Storey Treehouses live on stage return with songs, laughs and yes, that cat sick and sweet potato mash from the canteen.
Flipside Circus - Revolve
Date Thu 30th May 2019
Contact, transform, loop, reimagine – revolve.

Revolve brings together 14 of Queensland’s youngest circus stars, experienced artists, and a live DJ to create a show that is bursting at the seams with energy and fun. Highly rehearsed elements are combined with moments of improvisation as the performers play with rhythms of movement and music.

Revolve is all about children and young people taking charge. It is an optimistic celebration of what can happen when the rule book is thrown out. The show combines circles, loops, and wheels – lots and lots of wheels. Group bike, roller skates, unicycles, even a tractor tyre are jammed onto the stage to create a whirling cacophony of wheeling wonder. All with an awesome soundtrack by live DJ Kitty Gattling, Revolve is a good dose of fun with some serious circus skill.

Don’t miss this latest production from Flipside Circus that was commissioned by the Commonwealth Games’ Festival 2018.

You can book your tickets in person at RPAC Box Office, by phone or online.
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.
Gatton Cup Race Day
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
A true country race day experience with on-site betting, food and drink available. Gates open 11am.

Have you ever been to a country race day? Come down to Burgess Park in Gatton and experience a day of fun, laughter and some good old fashion horse racing.
Modern Woman Expo
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019 to Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Never before has Brisbane hosted an entire Expo to celebrate the lives of women – Now here it is….

Modern Woman Expo is an event that brings together South-East Qld women to inspire, empower and inform them, in every aspect of their lives – all under one roof for two days.

The event will be staged on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June 2019 at the award-winning Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia.

Modern Woman Expo will provide a unique opportunity for motivated and passionate women to come together as one!

It also be a celebration for women seeking health and wealth in every aspect of their lives.

The 2,500 plus visitors expected will have the opportunity to meet some amazing exhibitors, and hear from some extraordinary speakers across a vast array of industries including fitness, spiritual and mental health, finance, fashion, beauty, nutrition and travel.

The Expo will not only focus on personal development, but also each guest will be thoroughly entertained across the two days.

Each woman will be guaranteed to take away something new, fresh and exciting for them to use immediately in their everyday life!
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'.
Djuki Mala
Date Tue 4th Jun 2019
Direct from North East Arnhem Land, Indigenous dance sensations and landmark dance/theatre company that took the world by storm present their internationally acclaimed smash hit production. Unique, infectious, high energy… like a confetti cannon point blank to the heart. Djuki Mala wow audiences with a spectacular fusion of traditional dance, pop-culture and storytelling that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning with a hefty dose of heart and soul!

Their appearances have electrified audiences at major festivals and events worldwide with multiple award nominations and wins alongside huge media interest. Djuki Mala’s performances offer a rare and insightful view into Indigenous Australia.

Winners of the Best Dance Adelaide and Perth Fringe 2017, West Australian Arts Editors Award 2017, and UniSA Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Creative Arts 2018.
Duck – An Out of the Box Production
Date Tue 4th Jun 2019 to Sat 8th Jun 2019
Duck is a simple yet heartfelt story of friendship and love showing us that we need others as much as they need us. Through movement and live music, follow the story of a boy and his best friend as they spend every waking hour together – soaring through the air, before Duck mysteriously goes missing. When the boy ventures to search for him without any luck, we’re left wondering, will Duck ever be found again? A truly beautiful story to share with those you love, and who love you. Children will giggle and gasp and parents will be taken back to their childhoods once again.
The Whale's Tale
Date Wed 5th Jun 2019
A beached whale, a confused navigator, a ridiculous doctor … whatever could be the matter?

Watch from the shore or immerse yourself in The Whale’s Tale, a highly interactive spectacle full of slapstick, clowning and a nine-metre whale that can swallow you whole! It’s time to put on your shrimp helmet and take a deep breath. Watch out, you could be Manilayo the humpback whale’s next snack ... or become the hero of the story and live to tell the tale!

A whale is washed up on a beach and discovered by a child. Is it alive or dead? How did it get there? The spirit of the whale embodied as the Navigator embarks on a journey to find out what is wrong with the dubious help of Dr Walrus. This is an environmental tale to warm the heart and inspire everyone to play their part in caring for our planet and the animals we share it with.

You can book your tickets in person at the RPAC Box Office, or by phone or online at their website.
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.
Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo
Date Thu 6th Jun 2019 to Sun 9th Jun 2019
The Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo is the premier scrapbooking event on the Australian craft calendar. The event combines a series of classes taught by top notch papercraft experts, displays from renowned artists, competitions and a dedicated retail hall with all the latest products for sale. Tutors, suppliers, retailers and customers come together who all have a passion for scrapbooking, card making, photography and papercraft of all kinds.
Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow Tour
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019
Sharon Van Etten World Tour heads to QPAC.

Acclaimed US singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten is adding Australia to her World Tour following the release of her fifth full-length album, Remind Me Tomorrow. Touring with her five-piece band, Van Etten returns to Australia after myriad endeavours such as guest starring in Netflix series The OA and David Lynch’s revival of Twin Peaks.

Recently released to rave reviews, Remind Me Tomorrow veers towards the driving, dark glimmer moods that have illuminated the edges of Van Etten’s music and pursues them full force. The breadth of her passions (musical, emotional and otherwise), of new careers and projects and lifelong roles, have inflected this album with a sense of warped-time perspective. It reckons with the life that gets lived when you put off the small and inevitable maintenance in favour of something more present.

Expect an honest and subtle approach to love and longing, with an upbeat energy that offers an unexpected gift to Van Etten’s celebrated minimal-meditative sound.
PBR Brisbane 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.
Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run 2019
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
The 2019 Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run course traverses the most scenic areas of the Griffith University Logan Campus and Riverdale Park and is perfect for runners and walkers alike. So why not challenge yourself to this glorious cross country course in the 5 kilometre or 10 kilometre distance. There is something for everyone, even an on-road 1 kilometre Junior Dash for the kids plus free face painting!

With proceeds of the event going to their official charity sponsor The AEIOU Foundation there really is no reason not to get involved in this great event!
Camerata – Unearthing Gems
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
Violin Brendan Joyce, Sally-Ann Djachenko, Anne Horton, Jason Tong
Viola Elizabeth Lawrence, Anna Colville
Cello Nathan Smith
Double Bass Marian Heckenberg

Eight Camerata Artistic Associates unearth a splendid selection of known and little-known music. In this intimate concert you will be close enough to the musicians to see how they draw the sound from their instruments, to witness their passion and to catch fleeting wry smiles as they interact. Rossini’s String Sonata, so full of character, charm and witty musical repartee, is like an imaginary mini opera in itself, while Edwards’s Veni Creator Spiritus from 1993 begins with a gentle chant, as if written thousands of years ago. The Octet by Romanian composer Enescu, written at the age of 19, is brimming with youthful zest and ambition, with its virtuosity palpable and its symphonic scope breath-taking. What better place to hear and see Camerata at close range than in the surrounds of the recently refurbished Cremorne Theatre, QPAC.

PROGRAM
Edwards Veni Creator Spiritus for string octet
Rossini String Sonata No.6 in D Major
Enescu Octet for Strings in C Major, Op.7
Creative Arts - Painting /Drawing Workshop Experience - June
Date Mon 10th Jun 2019 to Fri 14th Jun 2019
Renowned local Tamborine Mountain artist Gaye Dell is offering a series of five-day creative workshop that stimulates the artist in all of us using simple tools but spectacular locations!

Using the exquisite beauty and unique experiences Tamborine Mountain has to offer, Gaye shares a lifetime of creative endeavours with you and will delight in showing you the road less-travelled on the mountain as only a local can.

This Workshop Experience is inclusive of accommodation, which they allocate from one of their preferred Bed and Breakfasts based on availability, or share this experience with a group of friends and/or family!

For groups with three or four couples travelling together, they will accommodate (at no extra cost) in one of their fabulous Holiday Houses. These are perfect for group gatherings with shared communal spaces.

Travelling as a couple and wanting to stay in your own private cottage? Why not upgrade to one of their cottage destinations?
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!
Kooralbyn Valley MTB Endurance Series 24 Hours
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
You are asking what this means?

The renegade races are one off races that run in conjunction with the Kooralbyn Valley Endurance series.

They will be a mixture of team events/XCS/marathon formats, but with a bit twist.

Expect a lot of fun, some tuff courses which will push you too the limit.

There is a 24 hour race that is part of the Kooralbyn Valley MTB Series that starts at 11am on June 15 and finishes at 11am on June 16.

Then they have the Renegade 4+4 – this is racing four hours on June 5 starting at 4pm and finishing at 8pm and then backing up on June 16 at 4am to do another four hours.

This is separate event to the endurance series and you must compete in the first four hours with a minimum of two hours of riding to proceed to the next morning.

This will be a great way to experience day racing and a bit of night racing with some added fatigue for the build up to the Dusk til Dawn in October.

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.

Two Days of Thunder
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019 to Sun 23rd Jun 2019
Two Days of Thunder is a massive motoring event at Queensland Raceway, two days filled with fast and hard racing action and plenty to see and do at the track.

Feel the thunder at Queensland Raceways!
Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane 2019
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019 to Sun 23rd Jun 2019
Are you ready to do something incredible? Be the change you want to see in the world. Join them in tackling poverty by supporting Oxfam’s annual team endurance and fundraising challenge, Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane which takes place from 21 to 23 June 2019.

Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane is a challenging 55 kilometre or 100 kilometre walk or run through the D’Aguilar National Park, which challenges participants both mentally and physically. Teams have 48 hours to complete 100 kilometres, or 24 hours to complete 55 kilometres.

They are looking for teams of four people to register to walk or run the 55 kilometre trail or the 100 kilometre trail. They are also looking for incredible people to volunteer to make this event possible and support their teams on their epic journey.
NMQOC Inc Charity Spectacular Orchid Show
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019 to Sun 23rd Jun 2019
The weather might to turning colder but there will still be a wide variety of beautiful orchids on the Show benches at the North Moreton Qld Orchid Council Inc Charity Spectacular Orchid Show. Come along to admire these colourful plants and visit the sales tables to add one (or more) to your own collection. 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.

Their show is held in aid of the charity group Be Uplifted Breast Cancer Support group which will have a delightful range of craft for sale. A raffle to win a box of assorted orchids 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. The Council is a not-for-profit organisation that assists a group of eight associated north-side orchid societies with their activities. Find them on Facebook.

Children under 14 years enter free.
Rain or Shine - The Judy Garland Story
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
The unforgettable songs and story of theatre legend Judy Garland. Starring Kerrie Anne Greenland.

Between 1963 and 1967 Judy Garland sat in her lounge room recording what she hoped would be turned into her revealing, heartfelt autobiography. It never made it to print. Based on these recordings, interviews and stories from her show, Rain or Shine will take you on the journey of Frances Ethel Gumm, or as the world ‘knew’ her, Judy Garland.

One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers captivated. Helpmann award-winning singer and actress Kerrie Anne Greenland (Les Miserables) will bring Garland’s songs and stories to life, backed by an on-stage band, including sax, keys and percussion.

Featuring hits including Come Rain or Come Shine, Over the Rainbow, The Man That Got Away, That’s Entertainment, You Made Me Love You, Get Happy, The Trolley Song and many more, this will be an unforgettable evening celebrating the legendary Judy Garland

You can book your tickets in person at the RPAC Box Office, by phone or at their website.
The Gathering
Date Sun 23rd Jun 2019
The Gathering is a discovery of heritage and a discovery of Ipswich.
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The Gathering is a celebration of the arts and culture that make up the social fabric of Ipswich.

Combining the elements of a traditional Highland gathering, while introducing the community to local multi cultural talent in the form of art, music and world class produce. The Gathering is Ipswich’s opportunity to show off their great city to the wider community.

Held on Sunday 23 June at the exciting Ipswich Turf Club, join them to Discover your Heritage. Discover Ipswich.
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.
Bolshoi Ballet – Spartacus
Date Wed 26th Jun 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
Moscow’s mighty Bolshoi Ballet returns to Australia with their grandiose epic Spartacus, recounting the story of a Roman slave's fight for freedom.

In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian soldier, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval…

With its famous Khachaturian score, Spartacus has long been considered the company’s signature ballet. The choreography by Yuri Grigorovich fills the stage with dynamic scenes of tension and conflict, and gives full expression to the virility and strength for which Russian male dancers are renowned.

Since its first performance in the Bolshoi Theatre some 60 years ago, Spartacus remains the ultimate balletic tour de force and like the Bolshoi Ballet company itself, is dynamic, big and explosive.
QPAC International Series Bolshoi Ballet
Date Wed 26th Jun 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
Widely considered as the premier ballet company in the world, the Bolshoi Ballet is truly one of the great names in performing arts and returns to Brisbane for the first time since its sell-out season in 2013.

From 26 June 2019 and only in Queensland, Australian audiences will enjoy the company’s roster of stars perform the grandiose epic Spartacus and the sumptuously beautiful Jewels.
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.
Synergy
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Mon 8th Jul 2019
A vision of Queensland Ballet’s future.

Synergy showcases the future of our Company, bringing together the rising stars of Queensland Ballet and our Academy for a season of contemporary and neo-classical works. Dancers in our Pre-Professional and Jette Parker Young Artist Programs join with Company Artists to perform an exciting season of new works from emerging choreographers.

Held against the backdrop of the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Synergy, celebrates the bright young talent within Queensland Ballet.

In addition to attending the performance, aspiring young dancers can take part in exclusive Masterclasses with QB’s talented artistic and creative teams. Masterclass dates and registration will be released in 2019.
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 the website for all the information.

Bolshoi Ballet – Jewels
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Wed 3rd Jul 2019
George Balanchine’s glittering three-act ballet Jewels was inspired by the beauty of the gem stones he saw in the New York store of jewellers Van Cleef and Arpels.

Each of the three movements draws on a different stone for its inspiration and a different composer for its sound:

- the French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the lyricism of Emeralds
- the fire of Rubies comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York, and
- the grandeur and elegance of Diamonds set to Tchaikovsky’s opulent Third Symphony.

Sumptuously beautiful, Jewels offers audiences a unique chance for the Bolshoi Ballet to showcase its dancing strength in depth.
Splash Test Dummies
Date Wed 3rd Jul 2019
Rub-a- dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter.

From the makers of the hit show Trash Test Dummies comes a new production of oceanic proportions! Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into a brand new hour of circus-filled hilarity for the whole family.

See a brilliant array of catch-your-breath stunt work, acrobatics, juggling and the side-splitting, slapstick comedy for which the dummies are famous.

Join the Dummies and come diving from bathtubs to beaches in this new aquatic adventure!

Trash Test Dummies have been delighting audiences young and old with a nuanced blend of circus, comedy and imaginative play, creating shared and treasured experiences for families across Australia and around the world. Now, they’re ready to take you on a new adventure.
Queensland Racing Driver's Championship - Round 4
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
The premier racing drivers championship, the Queensland Racing Drivers' Championship. The Championship is open to talented newcomers as well as experienced old hands and produces some very close racing. The Championship regularly attracts in excess of 100 talented drivers to do battle.

QRDC has a wide range of vehicles competing, as well as demonstrations and off track entertainment for all the family.

Spectator viewing at Queensland Raceway is excellent with the flat layout of the circuit and spectator mounds.
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 100 mile 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, 60 and 110 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.
Farm Fantastic Expo 2019
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
Each year the Caboolture Showgrounds attracts farming enthusiasts from across South East Queensland for the annual Farm Fantastic Expo. This big city event with a strong rural focus showcases all things farming, country living and more.

If you’re in the market for new farm machinery, stock handling equipment, an off-road vehicle, caravan, camper trailer or tank then make sure you come have a chat to the exhibitors and find the perfect solution for your farm. The Farm Fantastic Expo will also boast multiple speciality pavilions including the Town and Country Pavilion, Destination Food Pavilion and the Cattle Pavilion! Each of these speciality pavilions offers you the chance to connect with multiple businesses and suppliers in one convenient location.

There’s a tonne of entertainment on offer for the whole family including cooking shows to educate and entertain the adults, an animal farm and jumping castles for the kid’s, plus the much loved working dogs and horsemanship demonstrations. Make sure you keep an eye out on the official website and Facebook page for prizes and competitions – you never know what you might take home.

They look forward to seeing you at the Farm Fantastic Expo! Caboolture Showgrounds, 5 to 7 July.
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!

The Little Green Road to Fairyland
Date Thu 11th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
A co-production with Queensland Music Festival.

Begin the journey of a lifelong love of ballet - a magical fairy tale for the littlest lovers of dance and music.

Set in the Australian bush, The Little Green Road to Fairyland takes the audience on a charming journey with colourful sets and costumes that will delight all ages. Inspired by the original 1922 tale by Annie R. Rentoul and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, this whimsical production will spark the imagination of our youngest audiences with a tale of love, hope, compassion and a touch of fairy magic.

Soprano songstress Katie Noonan joins us for select performances, and along with Paul Boyd’s mesmerising choreography and Elena Kats-Chernin’s original score The Little Green Road to Fairyland will enchant audiences of all ages.
School of Rock
Date Fri 12th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber book by Julian Fellowes lyrics by Glenn Slater.

Andrew Lloyd Webber, the man who brought rock and romance to Broadway, is back with a new heart-stirring hit. School of Rock is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “an inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz!” (Entertainment Weekly). Reuters raves “Andrew Lloyd Webber has Broadway rocking again!”

Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.

While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within. (The New York Times says, “Be Warned! There’s a love story in this one.”)

Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, this high-octane smash hit delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses!

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Waist Watchers The Musical
Date Fri 12th Jul 2019
Grab your girlfriends and join the cast of Waist Watchers The Musical!

This hilarious and inspirational musical comedy will leave you laughing so hard, you’ll burn more calories than you have all week! Come and dance in your seat or jump right in!

Waist Watchers The Musical is fast-paced, with lots of energy and a ton of heart. It pokes fun at a number of familiar obsessions yet is very uplifting and empowering. As you watch the ladies share their lives with you, they blossom into stronger women who take ownership of their eating, their bodies, their relationships and their self-esteem.

Set in Cook’s Women’s Gym, Waist Watchers The Musical takes a hilarious and light-hearted look at four women dishing on food, diets, exercise, friendship and love.

Which one of the ladies are you?
Carla … hitting the gym just so she can eat more chocolate? Cheryl … hitting the gym to relieve stress from work and stay looking good? Connie … hitting the gym for the first time ever in order to feel sexy again? Cindy … hitting the gym because she’s recently divorced and looking to tone up now that she’s single and ready to mingle?
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.

Christmas in July
Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
Celebrate Christmas in July with a gourmet Christmas High Tea on the verandah of Ormiston House, with stunning bay views, and enjoy a complimentary mimosa on arrival.

With fabulous food catered by The Vintage Apron, beautiful music, gorgeous views and a fantastic atmosphere, what more could you ask for? This is sure to be a fantastic day out!
Scenic Rim Trail Running Series Round 3
Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
Round three will take place at Mt Barney Lodge on July 14, 2019.

There will be an Ultimate Direction Long Course of 18 kilometres, a Topo Short Course of 11 kilometres, an Injinji Intro Course of 5 kilometres and a kid's 2 kilometre fun run.
Learn to Play Go
Date Fri 19th Jul 2019
It's time again, where they will be setting up at The Magic Vault in Alderley and teaching anyone who wants to learn how to play go!

Also known as baduk, weiqi or igo, go is probably the oldest game still being played. With its origins shrouded in legend, it is at least 2,500 years old. And like all things that last, at heart it's a very simple game. The rules can literally be learned within five minutes, but the resulting strategies can be as varied and complex as you can manage!

Which isn't to say go is scary - quite the opposite! It's ultimately only as complicated as you want it to be, and often has a simple elegance to how situations can be approached and unfold. And it's super fun! You can do almost anything, and see how it goes!

So come and join them, and learn this super awesome game! It's free, the people are all very cool, and they are very happy to have you!
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 a new starting line at Pelican 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.
Club Laverda Queensland - Concours
Date Sun 21st Jul 2019
Concours is a static motorcycle display offering some 60 trophies and AUD2000 for the best machine entered on the day. Now in the 31st year, it is the only event of its kind in Australia engaging exhibitors and motorcycle enthusiasts from the entire Australian east coast.

Displayed are motorcycles, outfits, and 3 wheelers including new machines and some over 100 years old.

The event is alcohol free and as such is a family day raising funds for the Make a Wish Foundation.

Concours attracts motorcycle trade stalls (30 approximately), motorcycle enthusiast club displays (30 approximately), and motorcycle enthusiasts both local and interstate.

Entertainment includes the DYNO, a wide variety of food vendors, free face painting, and kiddie’s rides.
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.

Pottery and Textiles Workshop Experience - July
Date Sun 21st Jul 2019 to Thu 25th Jul 2019
The Pottery and Textiles Experience is designed to inspire your creative energy through the discovery of various art forms, from Pottery to Rug Making and Basket Weaving, all with local based artists.

Suitable for beginners, this is a fun filled experience for those wanting to unleash their creative side!

Pottery is an organic beauty, created with one’s own hands. The limits on what you create are limited only by what you can dream. Learn the craft of handmade pottery from a ceramic artist and potter with over 30 years’ experience.

Rug making is a revived tradition. They join the ‘War on Waste’ and learn how to transform unwanted fabric or clothing into functional rugs and mats from a textile artist specialising, for over 25 years, in the design and production of hand tufted rugs.

Get hands on experience identifying, harvesting and preparing local plant materials while learning the basic art of basket weaving from a creator who, over the past 30 years, has aimed to create art that "interprets the story of nature and show the beauty of the secrets it holds’.

This Experience is inclusive of accommodation.
Unity in Diversity National Conference
Date Thu 25th Jul 2019 to Fri 26th Jul 2019
The Queensland Multicultural Action Plan provides hope and encouragement and gives us the focus to act on important community and service development issues that will enhance cohesion and harmony. In line with the direction of this document, and on the eve of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Townsville Cultural Fest (August 2019), the Townsville Intercultural Centre Ltd. is planning a two- day "Unity In Diversity" conference to be held in Brisbane (July 2019).

This conference will provide a platform for those who have a story to share, and have discovered new ways of addressing diversity issues.

They will be able to discuss their findings, critique failing strategies and arrive at a common ground for direct input to all levels of policy development.

Now is the time for those who "walk the walk” to come together to lead and direct policy in this area.

We are looking for service providers, practitioners, the young and enthusiastic, compassionate humanists, lonely activists and voiceless workers. This conference is for anyone concerned with the future of Multiculturalism in Australia.

Supercars Ipswich SuperSprint
Date Fri 26th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
There’s non-stop thrills for all ages at the Ipswich SuperSprint, 26 to 28 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.

Come and get your heart racing at Round 9 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

Kids 12 and under go Trackside free with a paying adult, so bring the whole crew!

Tickets at Ticketek.
The Guzzler - 50 kilometre and 100 kilometre Ultramarathon Trail Runs
Date Sat 27th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
The Guzzler is Brisbane's very own ultramarathon trail running event.

Choose your option: the main Guzzler (100 kilometre) or the Glass Half Full (50 kilometre).

The Guzzler heads out from the green heart of Brisbane, Mt Coot-tha, to visit three of Brisbane’s oldest reservoirs. You’ll take a trip through history, running past Enoggera Reservoir, opened in 1866, followed by Gold Creek Reservoir, opened 1882, before seeking out Lake Manchester, opened in 1916. From there you'll skip (or drag) your way home to a tall glass of Brisbane's finest (water)!

If you prefer your Glass Half Full, you can tackle the 50 kilometre event which will take in the first two reservoirs, Enoggera and Gold Creek.

It's all trails, all fun and all challenge - all from the heart of a major capital city.
Stadium Stomp Gabba
Date Sun 28th Jul 2019
Step it up in 2019! Get your legs ready for the ultimate stair climb as they send you on a mission to climb the thousands of stairs up, down and around the grandstands of the picturesque GABBA. With full, unlimited and junior course options available there’s a stair climb to suit all ages and fitness levels. Experience this stadium like never before as you sweat it out to music, killing some serious calories on the way.
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.
Soweto Gospel Choir
Date Sun 28th Jul 2019
The two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir has been spreading sheer joy to audiences across the globe for nearly two decades!

Hailing from the town of Soweto, the birthplace of South Africa’s democratic movement’s struggle for freedom, Soweto Gospel Choir continues to inspire audiences around the world with their powerful blend of African gospel, freedom songs, and international classics. Comprised of 20 of the best artists in South Africa, these uplifting performers have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music including U2, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant, Celine Dion, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Josh Groban.
Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus
Date Mon 29th Jul 2019
Created by Yaron Lifschitz with Benjamin Knapton and the Circa Ensemble.

Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist.

To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing, pun-loving ratbag. To those who are watching and listening, he is the wigged genius Mozart. Come and discover his irrepressible spirit and vibrant compositions through physical comedy and mischievous antics.

Designed to amaze people from the age of three and upwards, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus reinvents the composer’s magical music in a skillful and illuminating show featuring Circa’s dexterous daredevil artists and a live accordionist. Watch as the notes are physically lifted off the page as performers bring the renowned compositions to life amidst a storm of powder, tumbles and crashes, all under the eccentric swirl of the conductor’s baton.
Shannons Nationals
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019 to Sun 4th Aug 2019
There may only be one round of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals in Queensland each year but each and every year it's one not to be missed.

Shannons Nationals features one of the best Production Car races in Australia, with the Saturday 'Fight in the Night' spectacular always putting on a good show.

The Nationals bring with them a hosts of incredibly categories, from GT racing to Porsches and Sports Racers, there's something for everyone at the Shannons Nationals!
Straddie Festival of Golf
Date Tue 13th Aug 2019 to Sun 19th Jul 2020
The Straddie Festival of Golf provides five unique opportunities to enjoy a day of golf on the Redland Coast – A naturally wonderful place to play Golf.



Held from late Summer to Spring when the weather is cooler and golf more enjoyable the Festival provides opportunities for all players to enjoy a day of golf - Island Style.



Great company, beautiful environment and views which go on forever all combine with the Island's unique indigenous culture to provide a never-to-be-forgotten experience.

From serious events to social golf the Festival has at least one event to suit every individual.

Straddie Festival of Golf - SeaLink Stradbroke Ferries Pro Am
Date Tue 13th Aug 2019 to Wed 14th Aug 2019
The Straddie Festival of Golf provides five unique opportunities to enjoy a day of golf on the Redland Coast – A naturally wonderful place to play Golf.



The SeaLink Stradbroke Ferries Pro Am organised in conjunction with the Queensland PGA attracts golfers from across the globe to participate in this event.

The SeaLink Stradbroke Ferries Pro Am is golf played Island style.

The event showcases not only the wonderful natural environment but also the Indigenous Island culture with a welcome to country and smoking ceremony for the overseas tourist all topped off by a performance by the Quandamooka dancers.

Such is the popularity of this event that it will take place across two days to reduce disappointment and increase participation.

Choral Showcase
Date Sun 18th Aug 2019
Come to Historic Ormiston House and experience the joy of choral works performed by the outstanding choirs at the Redlands Eisteddfod. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds, or purchase a Devonshire Tea on the verandah.
Introduction to Life Drawing Workshop - August
Date Sun 18th Aug 2019 to Wed 21st Aug 2019
Renowned local artist Gaye Dell is offering a three day creative workshop for the artist in all of us.

Gaye specialises in small groups to ensure not only a creative educational experience but also a fun time.

Each participant will leave the mountain (hopefully to return soon) with a feeling of serenity, a smile, some know-how and pieces of art they have created.

Fun learning in a one-on-one and group environment.

- Creative play and sharing
- Critical visualisation
- Art practise and development
- A take-home framed, personally created piece of art

This Workshop Experience is inclusive of accommodation.
Scenic Rim Trail Running Series Round 4
Date Sun 18th Aug 2019
Round four will be held at The Overflow Estate 1895 on August 18, 2019.

There will be an Ultimate Direction Long Course of 26 kilometres, a Topo Short Course of 13 kilometres, an Injinji Intro Course of 5 kilometres and Kid's 2 kilometre fun run.
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.
Chris Brauns' Garden Tour
Date Sun 25th Aug 2019
Come and join this tour of the beautiful Ormiston House Gardens! Soak up the atmosphere as you view the gardens and hear about their historical and horticultural significance. Enjoy a Devonshire Tea on the verandah of the House before Chris Brauns takes you on the tour of the spectacular heritage gardens. Hear Chris bring the gardens to life as he shares the beauty and joy of this beautiful heritage site during this special event.

The event kicks off at 10.30am, and your ticket entitles you to stay in the grounds until their closing time at 4pm. Why not stay for the afternoon and make a day of it? Purchase a sandwich on the verandah for lunch, or bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy in the grounds and keep exploring the historic house and gardens all afternoon!
Romeo and Juliet
Date Wed 28th Aug 2019 to Sat 7th Sep 2019
The most famous love story of all time.

After a sell-out season in 2014, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic rendition of the bard’s famous tale of star cross’d lovers, Romeo and Juliet returns for another magnificent season.

MacMillan’s grand production brings the streets of Verona to vibrant life with elegant costumes, majestic sets and daring choreography that matches the dramatic heights of this classic love story. With special guest conductor Alondra de la Parra (Queensland Symphony Orchestra) taking the baton at select performances, this will be a sophisticated production of artistic grandeur.

A drama of romance, passion and tragedy, Romeo and Juliet is the unmissable ballet event of the year.
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.

Creative Arts - Painting /Drawing Workshop Experience - September
Date Mon 2nd Sep 2019 to Fri 6th Sep 2019
Renowned local Tamborine Mountain artist Gaye Dell is offering a series of five-day creative workshop that stimulates the artist in all of us using simple tools but spectacular locations!

Using the exquisite beauty and unique experiences Tamborine Mountain has to offer, Gaye shares a lifetime of creative endeavours with you and will delight in showing you the road less-travelled on the mountain as only a local can.

This Workshop Experience is inclusive of accommodation, which they allocate from one of their preferred Bed and Breakfasts based on availability, or share this experience with a group of friends and/or family!

For groups with three or four couples travelling together, they will accommodate (at no extra cost) in one of their fabulous Holiday Houses. These are perfect for group gatherings with shared communal spaces.

Travelling as a couple and wanting to stay in your own private cottage? Why not upgrade to one of their cottage destinations?
Brisbane Writers Festival
Date Thu 5th Sep 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019
At Brisbane Writers Festival their aim is connect Queenslanders through story, celebrate leading writers and thinkers from around the world and inspire deep thought and curiosity. For the past 57 years Brisbane Writers Festival has been bringing communities together to debate, share experiences and celebrate the power and wonder of literature. They present over 150 events at the State Library of Queensland and QAGOMA each year, showcasing brave, intriguing and thought-provoking local and international writers to over 20000 patrons annually.

Previous guests have included Anosh Irani, Min Jin Lee, Veronica Roth, Alexis Wright, Dame Quentin Bryce, Kevin Kwan, Robert Drewe, Alec Doomadgee, Irvine Welsh, Geoffrey Robertson Q.C, Dervla McTiernan, Kate Grenville, Richard Fidler, Clementine Ford, Benjamin Law, Anita Heiss, Helen Garner, Sarah Waters, Lauren Weisberger, Jon Ronson, John Safran and Michelle de Kretser.

The next Brisbane Writers Festival will be held from 5 to 8 September 2019 at the State Library of Queensland and QAGOMA.
Brisbane Festival
Date Fri 6th Sep 2019 to Sat 28th Sep 2019
Brisbane Festival 2019 will explode across the city in September, featuring a thrilling program of theatre, music, dance, circus, opera, the return of Treasury Brisbane Arcadia and Sunsuper Riverfire.

A premier international event, Brisbane Festival is the biggest event of its kind in Queensland with over a million people coming together to join the festivities.
RedFest Strawberry Festival
Date Fri 6th Sep 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019
Redlands Coast is South-East Queensland’s gateway to a whole new world of coastal discovery.

Redlands Coast is a city of diverse, naturally wonderful villages and islands, each with its own personality, little adventures, hidden treasures and world-class events.

Redlands Coasts most iconic event - RedFest Strawberry Festival provides a vibrant mix of music, arts and cultural displays, sideshow alley with an abundance of national and international entertainment. Artists including Leo Sayer, Daryl Braithwaite, Ross Wilson, Troy Cassar-Daly, Rogue Traders, Justice Crew and many more have enjoyed rocking out on the RedFest stage.

For more than 60 years locals and visitors have gathered together to celebrate the juicy, red, sweet and tasty strawberry.

They made jams, wine, scones, salads, smoothies and just about anything else they could think of.

They dressed up as strawberries; they held strawberry dances and crowned miss strawberry queens’. Still to this day, visitors from across the world attend the event to compete in the World Famous Strawberry Eating Competition and partake of a small bowl of fruit in the fastest time known to man, women and child.

No where else in the world can you experience what this festival has on offer.

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.
Laidley Spring Festival
Date Thu 12th Sep 2019 to Sat 14th Sep 2019
There is plenty to see and do over three days at the Laidley Spring Festival with something for the entire family to enjoy.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, visit the Quilt and Craft Expo, Orchids and Flowers Show, displays at all the churches - Laidley Uniting Church, Laidley Anglican Church, Laidley Lutheran Church - visit the historic museum, markets and cafe at Das Neumann Haus, the eclectic shops in the Laidley central business district, and Laidley Pioneer Village and Museum.

Don't miss a full morning of fun filled entertainment at the free Family Fun Day on Saturday, including the street parade with up to 40 floats and the Make It, Bake It, Grow It markets!

There is a free shuttle bus which visits all of the venues every 30 minutes for patrons, so you can park at the Laidley Cultural Centre and enjoy the service! For more information, visit the website.
Queensland Racing Driver's Championship - Round 5
Date Fri 13th Sep 2019 to Sun 15th Sep 2019
The premier racing drivers championship, the Queensland Racing Drivers' Championship. The Championship is open to talented newcomers as well as experienced old hands and produces some very close racing. The Championship regularly attracts in excess of 50 talented drivers to do battle.

QRDC has a wide range of vehicles competing, as well as demonstrations and off track entertainment for all the family.

Spectator viewing at Queensland Raceway is excellent with the flat layout of the circuit and spectator mounds.

Round 5 of the Championship will also feature the Italian Challenge! The track will embrace the Italian theme all the way to the food served in the cafe!
Disney Comes to Historic Ormiston House
Date Sun 15th Sep 2019
Ignite your child’s imagination with an afternoon featuring Disney music and songs, performed by outstanding graduate students of the Queensland Conservatorium and featuring many wonderful Redlands Primary School Choirs. Come dressed as your favourite Disney character and take part in the fashion parade and treasure hunt – enjoy the magic!

Devonshire Teas (AUD5) and sandwiches with a drink (AUD8) will also be available for purchase on the verandah overlooking beautiful Moreton Bay. What a great day out!
Spiritual and Healing Expo - Alexandra Hills
Date Sun 15th Sep 2019
Soul Events is once again hosting its largest spiritual and healing event - The Spiritual and Healing Expo!

Special Guest: Tony Davis Psychic Medium. Live on stage at 12.30pm, for a 1 hour mediumship presentation and show!

Free entry - including all events and presentations!

The day includes Reiki, Kinesiology, Crystal Healing, Hypnotherapy, Tarot, Spirit Guide Drawings, Crystals, Hair Analysis, Palmistry, Tea Leaf Readings, Candles Sensory Body Art, Live Platform Events, Psychic Mediums, Spiritual Products, Raffles, Music and much, much more.
Australian String Quartet presents Ives Westlake Debussy
Date Tue 17th Sep 2019
Ives, String Quartet no 1 From the Salvation Army
Nigel Westlake, String Quartet no 3* (World Premiere)
Debussy, String Quartet op 10

The music of Charles Ives is made of pictures from a long-lost America, depicted with such vivid immediacy that they seem absolutely alive. Through the magic lantern of his musical imagery, this New England world appears like a nostalgic dream – white-painted churches in autumn forests filled with congregations joyously chanting hymns and spirituals.

Not dissimilar to the inquisition that Ives undertakes, Claude Debussy’s quest to liberate sensuality led to a revolution in French musical identity. His string quartet replaces rigid thematic structures with a free flow of colours, motifs and gestures in the search for melodic rapture, realising his decadent dictum, ‘Pleasure is the Law.’

The vibrant colour and energy for which Nigel Westlake is renowned make his eagerly-awaited new work a splendid companion to Debussy and Ives.
Pinktober Queensland
Date Tue 1st Oct 2019 to Thu 31st Oct 2019
October is Pinktober which is breast cancer awareness month.

Each October the Volunteer committee for the National Breast Cancer Foundation hosts a series of events held across Pinktober to highlight the work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and to shine a spotlight on breast cancer awareness.



For a full list of what's on please visit their website or Facebook page.

Taurus 200
Date Fri 4th Oct 2019 to Sun 6th Oct 2019
Welcome to the Taurus 200!

The world championship in endurance obstacle racing.
Sanctioned by the world obstacle course racing federation – FISO- Fédération Internationale de Sports d'Obstacles.



The Taurus 200 offers three distances, 50 kilometres, 100 kilometres and 200 kilometres. Obstacle Course Racing is where participants run a 10 kilometre lap with 26 obstacles.

As with any race, the objective is to pass the finish line first, all distances have a time frame to complete them by. This is a race designed for a specific breed of athlete that is looking for something to challenge their abilities unlike anything else before.

For more information please go to their website or Facebook page.

Care Expo 2019
Date Fri 4th Oct 2019 to Sat 5th Oct 2019
Care Expo is an industry-leading event providing an unparalleled opportunity for community services, businesses and organisations within the health, care and support industries to reach a targeted audience at our state’s premier exhibition centre, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The 2019 Care Expo will bring together a diverse range of community services, businesses and organisations providing products and services from the support, health and care industries, all under the one roof!

After the success of the inaugural event in 2018, the Care Expo will once again provide an opportunity to discover and connect with providers from aged care, disability and in-home support through to education, mobility, mental health, social, recreational services and more.

The 2019 Care Expo will also feature a range of inspirational and educational speakers.
Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy
Date Sat 5th Oct 2019 to Sun 6th Oct 2019
Each year close to 600 prime movers travel along the Warrego Highway to Gatton as part of the Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy.

The convoy leaves from Withcott and Dinmore and converges in Gatton for a weekend of family fun and entertainment. There is live music throughout the Saturday until midnight. Sunday it kicks off again with music, markets, children's activities, rides and more. Come and join the truck drivers and their families to honour and remember those truck drivers who have lost their lives, and to pay respect to the drivers who are out on the road every day working hard to make sure you have everything you need.

Entertainment includes kids rides and activities, market stalls, food and drinks available, licensed bar, auction, truck display. Lineup for 2019 is yet to be announced! Follow them on Facebook for the latest information and ticket on sale dates.

Camp site bookings, truck registrations and entry tickets will be available on the website.
Spring Drift Matsuri
Date Sat 5th Oct 2019 to Sun 6th Oct 2019
Queensland Raceways holds two major drifting events each year, and both are full of non-stop action.

With previous year's events entries filling up in record time, there's sure to be over 200 cars on show for the weekend.

Come check out all the sideways action!
Scenic Rim Ultra
Date Sat 5th Oct 2019 to Sun 6th Oct 2019
This is the first annual Scenic Rim Ultra and the first ultra to be held in the area. Runners have the option of 65 kilometres and 105 kilometre distances. Starting at The Overflow Estate 1895 winery, runners will traverse the Dugandan Range and cross four mountains centred by spectacular Wyaralong Dam. The loop course finishes back at the winery, the perfect party precinct to celebrate tackling this gruelling and scenic course.

The course runs across long ridgelines, single track, dirt road and dense forest much of which has never been explored by trail runners. Both distances have challenging mountain climbs which provide panoramic views of Mt Tamborine and Brisbane City.
Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run 2019
Date Sun 13th Oct 2019
They can't wait to welcome you back for the 2019 Toohey Trail Run to take on the bitumen to bush, all-terrain scenic challenge from Griffith University Nathan Campus and throughout the Toohey Forest.

Whether you are a competitor who is looking to take on the 21.1 kilometre Half Marathon challenge, 5 kilometre or 10 kilometre courses, there is something for everyone at the 2019 Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run.

With event proceeds going to their official charity partner Diabetes Queensland there really is no reason not to get involved in this great event.
Pottery and Textiles Workshop Experience - October
Date Sun 13th Oct 2019 to Thu 17th Oct 2019
The Pottery and Textiles Experience is designed to inspire your creative energy through the discovery of various art forms, from Pottery to Rug Making and Basket Weaving, all with local based artists.

Suitable for beginners, this is a fun filled experience for those wanting to unleash their creative side!

Pottery is an organic beauty, created with one’s own hands. The limits on what you create are limited only by what you can dream. Learn the craft of handmade pottery from a ceramic artist and potter with over 30 years’ experience.

Rug making is a revived tradition. They join the ‘War on Waste’ and learn how to transform unwanted fabric or clothing into functional rugs and mats from a textile artist specialising, for over 25 years, in the design and production of hand tufted rugs.

Get hands on experience identifying, harvesting and preparing local plant materials while learning the basic art of basket weaving from a creator who, over the past 30 years, has aimed to create art that "interprets the story of nature and show the beauty of the secrets it holds’.

This Experience is inclusive of accommodation.
Queensland Ballet Academy Gala
Date Fri 18th Oct 2019 to Sat 19th Oct 2019
An exhilarating showcase of their gifted young dancers.

In celebration of the major expansion of their Academy, they are proud to present the inaugural QB Academy Gala.

They are honoured to feature works by the legendary Sir Kenneth MacMillan and renowned choreographer Liam Scarlett (QB’s Artistic Associate), in a program of inspiring classical pieces and dynamic contemporary works. Be impressed by the high level of artistry, technique and professionalism of the talented students in their Academy’s elite training programs.
Straddie Festival of Golf - Community Golf Day
Date Sat 26th Oct 2019
The Straddie Festival of Golf provides five unique opportunities to enjoy a day of golf on the Redland Coast – A naturally wonderful place to play Golf.



The Community Golf Day is an opportunity for the whole of the Stradbroke Island community to come together to celebrate being a Stradbroke Islander.

All are welcome to play this four person Ambrose event with many ex-patriot Islanders returning to play with family and friends .

Held in October the event is packaged with hard to miss accommodation deals that make staying the weekend a must.

Throughout the day opportunities are provided to support the Islander community and all nomination fees are donated to a different Island charity each year.

Kooralbyn Valley MTB Endurance Series 12 Hours
Date Sat 26th Oct 2019 to Sun 27th Oct 2019
Riders will commence on at 6pm.

Riders will line up and self-seed before the start.

All solo 12 hour riders and one team rider from each team will start together.

Riders will continue to lap the course for 12 hours.

The rider/team with the most number of laps wins.

If rider/teams have the same number of laps, then whoever finished those laps in the quickest time wins.

Teams ride in a relay fashion with only one rider from a team on the course at any one time.

You can stop riding at any time and have a break.

Teams can swap with team mates whenever they like and a physical touch must occur between riders (for example a high five), however interchange must occur in the transition zone, after the timing tent to receive a valid lap time.

This will be marshalled and failure to follow the rules will result in a Timeout penalty.

Riders not completing the full 24 hours will not DNF but must notify the timing crew.

Celtic Festival of Queensland
Date Sun 27th Oct 2019
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.
Spring High Tea - First Sitting
Date Sun 27th Oct 2019
Enjoy a scrumptious high tea with all the elegance of yesteryear on the wide verandah of historic Ormiston House overlooking Moreton Bay. There will be a delicious selection of sweets and savouries on tiered plates, served with your choice of filtered coffee or speciality tea.

Enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival and live entertainment on the historic grand piano!

What a fantastic day out! Why not gather a few of your friends and join them for a lovely time with the beautiful backdrop of the sparkling waters of the Bay? They would love to welcome you to this special event.

Bookings are required. All dietary requirements must be notified at time of booking.
Spring High Tea - Second Sitting
Date Sun 27th Oct 2019
Enjoy a scrumptious high tea with all the elegance of yesteryear on the wide verandah of historic Ormiston House overlooking Moreton Bay. There will be a delicious selection of sweets and savouries on tiered plates, served with your choice of filtered coffee or speciality tea.

Enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival and live entertainment on the historic grand piano!

What a fantastic day out! Why not gather a few of your friends and join them for a lovely time with the beautiful backdrop of the sparkling waters of the Bay? They would love to welcome you to this special event.

Bookings are required. All dietary requirements must be notified at time of booking.
Ipswich Classic
Date Fri 1st Nov 2019 to Sun 3rd Nov 2019
The Ipswich Classic is one of Queensland Raceways stand out events, drawing a massive field of competitors in 2018. 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.
Dust Hustle 9: North Brisbane
Date Sat 2nd Nov 2019
Everyones favourite event is now better than ever. A field of more than 140 riders will pilot the most weird, wonderful and woefully unsuitable motorcycles on the professional dirt track in the best damn display of dirt and dust tomfoolery.

You can expect everything that is great about the big show that is Dust Hustleâ„¢. Superbly stupid on track antics, the Food Truck Roundup with over 10 gourmet trucks, Trade Show alley stacked with stalls and a trackside bar to keep the spectators well lubed.

Just over 140 lucky riders will sneak a spot for this event while thousands of spectators (literally thousands, they counted last year) will turn out to see some of the best value motorcycle entertainment. You've never laughed so much at a motorcycle event!
Bespoke
Date Fri 8th Nov 2019 to Sat 16th Nov 2019
Creating dynamic dance for the digital age.

Queensland Ballet joins forces with leading creative talents including Lucy Guerin, Amy Hollingsworth and Loughlan Prior to produce a series of new contemporary works that reimagine dance.

Bespoke creates a multi-sensory experience, bringing together a collaborative space for artists who share a vision to co-create, to disrupt the norm and to embrace the interlacing of technology and dance. The mesmerising outcome is art that creates wonder and inspiration in all of us.
Introduction to Life Drawing Workshop - November
Date Sun 10th Nov 2019 to Wed 13th Nov 2019
Renowned local artist Gaye Dell is offering a three day creative workshop for the artist in all of us.

Gaye specialises in small groups to ensure not only a creative educational experience but also a fun time.

Each participant will leave the mountain (hopefully to return soon) with a feeling of serenity, a smile, some know-how and pieces of art they have created.

Fun learning in a one-on-one and group environment.

- Creative play and sharing
- Critical visualisation
- Art practise and development
- A take-home framed, personally created piece of art

This Workshop Experience is inclusive of accommodation.
International Cycling Safety Conference 2019 (ICSC2019)
Date Mon 18th Nov 2019 to Wed 20th Nov 2019
The International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC) is a forum for researchers and experts in the field of cycling safety to present new research, challenges or safety solutions. The 2019 Conference will be the eighth event in an annual sequence.

ICSC2019 will facilitate interaction amongst those working in the areas of behavioural science, public health, engineering, psychology, urban design and future technologies. Selected peer-reviewed papers will be selected for inclusion in a Special Edition of Accident Analysis and Prevention.

Topics to be covered at ICSC2019 include:
Safety-related behaviours and attitudes of cyclists and drivers.
Cycling infrastructure.
Safer bicycles and motor vehicles.
Safe cycling in current and future cities.
Interactions with connected and autonomous vehicles.
Bicycle crash injury causation and prevention.
e-bikes.
Naturalistic cycling studies.

Pre-conference workshops and technical tours will also feature in the program.

Visit their website for more information.
Creative Arts - Painting /Drawing Workshop Experience - November
Date Mon 25th Nov 2019 to Fri 29th Nov 2019
Renowned local Tamborine Mountain artist Gaye Dell is offering a series of five-day creative workshop that stimulates the artist in all of us using simple tools but spectacular locations!

Using the exquisite beauty and unique experiences Tamborine Mountain has to offer, Gaye shares a lifetime of creative endeavours with you and will delight in showing you the road less-travelled on the mountain as only a local can.

This Workshop Experience is inclusive of accommodation, which they allocate from one of their preferred Bed and Breakfasts based on availability, or share this experience with a group of friends and/or family!

For groups with three or four couples travelling together, they will accommodate (at no extra cost) in one of their fabulous Holiday Houses. These are perfect for group gatherings with shared communal spaces.

Travelling as a couple and wanting to stay in your own private cottage? Why not upgrade to one of their cottage destinations?
Candlelight Carols
Date Sat 7th Dec 2019
Come and experience their Candlelight Carols at Historic Ormiston House! Enjoy beautiful music and a special visit from Santa as they celebrate Christmas favourites against the backdrop of Moreton Bay!
Brisbane UCI Tissot Track World Cup 2019
Date Fri 13th Dec 2019 to Sun 15th Dec 2019
Cycling Australia in partnership with the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane City Council via Brisbane Marketing is excited to announce the world-class Anna Meares Velodrome will be hosting round five of the 2019 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup Series from December 13 to 15.

This Tissot Track World Cup is the first major UCI world track cycling event hosted by Australia since the UCI Tissot Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne in 2012. The Anna Meares Velodrome is a world class facility built to host the track events during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The 2019/2020 UCI Tissot Track Cycling World Cups will form part of the qualifying campaign for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The Nutcracker
Date Fri 13th Dec 2019 to Sat 21st Dec 2019
The tradition continues with this magical holiday classic.

At the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, little Clara finds herself embarking on the magical adventure of a lifetime when her gift, a Nutcracker, comes to life! Be whisked away with Clara, to the enchanting Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy watches over whimsical snowflakes and pirouetting lollies.

For the seventh straight season, Ben Stevenson’s dreamlike choreography and Tchaikovsky’s enduring score will charm all ages. The Nutcracker is the perfect festive ballet for the whole family to enjoy.
Brisbane Track World Cup
Date Fri 13th Dec 2019 to Sun 15th Dec 2019
Cycling Australia in partnership with the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane City Council via Brisbane Marketing is excited to announce the world-class Anna Meares Velodrome will be hosting round 5 of the 2019 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup Series.

This Tissot Track World Cup is the first major UCI world track cycling event hosted by Australia since the UCI Tissot Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne in 2012. The Anna Meares Velodrome is a world class facility built to host the track events during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The 2019/2020 UCI Tissot Track Cycling World Cups will form part of the qualifying campaign for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Spirit of Christmas 2019
Date Fri 20th Dec 2019 to Sat 21st Dec 2019
Join them for Spirit of Christmas as they celebrate the festive season with their traditional yuletide concerts in the grandeur of QPAC’s Concert Hall.

Spirit of Christmas will once again feature a stunning line up with a full orchestra, choirs, and two of Australia’s leading musical theatre performers.

These concerts are an occasion to enjoy uplifting songs, be inspired by Christmas’ enduring message of love and peace, and sing-a-long to much-loved Christmas carols.

In this fast-paced and ever changing world, QPAC’s Spirit of Christmas is a celebration of the true meaning and joy of the festive season.
Straddie Festival of Golf - Straddie VW Scramble
Date Sun 2nd Feb 2020
The Straddie Festival of Golf provides five unique opportunities to enjoy a weekend of golf on the Redland Coast – A naturally wonderful place to play Golf.



The Straddie VW Scramble, held in association with the Australian PGA, provides social golfers with a real chance to win a national competition and get amongst the big prizes.

This is the only chance that Redland Council golfers have to participate in this exciting nation wide competition.

It attracts players from all over south east Queensland including Dalby and Canungra.

Enter today to find out what you've been missing.

The Straddie VW Scramble is a four man Ambrose event played over eighteen holes with an 8:00 am shotgun start.

Presentation of prizes takes place on the Clubhouse deck at 2:00 pm accompanied by happy hour.

After you have played the Straddie VW Classic you’ll be eager to return to play in the rest of the exciting Straddie Festival of Golf events held across 2019 and 2020.