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High Tea of Easter
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Introducing you to their special High Tea of Easter.

The Easter Bunny was spotted hopping into Living Room Bar and left behind were three tiers of treats.

Featuring an Aussie spin on all-time Easter faves, take in the sub-tropical surrounds and bring on the par-tea!

Available in Living Room Bar Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Easter Monday this April.
The Xpress Fun Train at South Bank
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Choo-choo, all aboard! Get ready to ride the Xpress Fun Train during the school holidays at South Bank. The trackless train will wind its way from one end of the Parklands to the other, a perfect family adventure!

Main station:
The Xpress Fun Train commences from the main station located on Clem Jones Promenade, around the corner from the Wheel of Brisbane.

Operating dates will be from 6 to 22 April (weather permitting).

The train will operate daily from 10am to 5pm but may operate later on some days.



Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

A full list of guidelines for riding the train are available at the main station.

Don’t Mess with the Dummies at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
Following the global smash success of the multi award-winning Trash Test Dummies and critically acclaimed Splash Test Dummies, comes Dummies Corp’s all-female circus sensation Don’t Mess with the Dummies.

Lions, tigers and Dummies, oh my! Set up camp and stampede into the jungle for an outlandish circus filled extravaganza that will leave you chuckling like a monkey and roaring for more.

This brand-new ensemble takes centre stage at the famous Spielgeltent during Melbourne International Comedy Festival with an endearing blend of circus, comedy and character that will leave your heart on your sleeve and your jaw on the floor.
Free City Health Bootcamp
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sat 3rd Apr 2021
City Aquatics and Health Clubs are offering a free Bootcamp to anyone who wishes to attend on the First Saturday morning of every month.

This session is suitable for all ages and experience levels so come on down and experience our facilities and great work-out!

Kids Painting Class - Playful Panda
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sat 18th May 2019
Unleash your kids' creativity as you paint alongside them in this fun parent and child painting class.

You'll be set up next to each with your own canvas and easel as their experienced teacher will take you and your little one through all the steps needed to paint a cute playful panda.

This painting class is perfect for kids 7 to 15 years of age and they encourage all parents to get involved, especially if you haven't painted since primary school! The class includes paints, paintbrushes, as well as a 40 centimetre x 50 centimetre canvas, easel and painting apron for both yourself and your child. At the end of the class you can both take your cute painting home with you and hang them side by side.

Free on-site parking is available.
Paint and Sip Class - Paint Your Pet
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sat 18th May 2019
Create a special painting of your most loved pet in this unique painting workshop.

In this fun painting workshop you'll create a lifelike painting of your pooch, cat, bird or any pet that holds a special spot in your heart.

Once you book, just send them a high-resolution image of your furry friend's face and their experienced team will make a stencil for you to work from. Then come to class on the day and they'll set you up with a canvas and easel, and a teacher will guide you through the creative process.

You will be provided with paints, paintbrushes, an easel, painting apron and a 40 centimetres x 50 centimetres canvas on which to paint your masterpiece. Be sure to bring a bottle of wine or drink of your choice to help get the creativity flowing. At the end of the workshop you'll have a beautiful pet portrait to take home with you.

Free on-site parking is available.
Giant Easter Maze
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
Uniquely to Brisbane, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre will be hosting the city’s biggest free egg-scape with a giant maze for children to hunt for their chocolate favourites. The Easter bunny will be leaving treats at the shopping centre’s festive maze for the entire duration of the school holidays giving families plenty of time to join the Giant Easter Maze and Easter Bunny Hunt, and provide much needed school holiday distractions.

With over a tonne (1200 kilograms) of chocolate for children to find in the Giant Easter Maze and over 600 kilograms of sweet surprises for families to share in the Easter Bunny Hunt, both activities endeavour to foster active play to help burn off the extra energy.

The Giant Easter Maze encourages children to challenge themselves and find Easter surprises along the way. The Easter Bunny Hunt will celebrate locals with over 20 kindies and schools, including Toowong and Indooroopilly State Schools, showing off their creative skills via a gallery of artworks for the trail around the centre.

Brisbane families will be able to take advantage of Indooroopilly Shopping Centre’s free activities whilst also enjoying the variety of services.
Easter Bunny Hunt
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
Uniquely to Brisbane, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre will be hosting the city’s biggest free egg-scape with a giant maze for children to hunt for their chocolate favourites. The Easter bunny will be leaving treats at the shopping centre’s festive maze for the entire duration of the school holidays giving families plenty of time to join the Giant Easter Maze and Easter Bunny Hunt, and provide much needed school holiday distractions.

With over a tonne (1200 kilograms) of chocolate for children to find in the Giant Easter Maze and over 600 kilograms of sweet surprises for families to share in the Easter Bunny Hunt, both activities endeavour to foster active play to help burn off the extra energy.

The Giant Easter Maze encourages children to challenge themselves and find Easter surprises along the way. The Easter Bunny Hunt will celebrate locals with over 20 kindies and schools, including Toowong and Indooroopilly State Schools, showing off their creative skills via a gallery of artworks for the trail around the centre.

Brisbane families will be able to take advantage of Indooroopilly Shopping Centre’s free activities whilst also enjoying the variety of services.
Didgeridoo Jam Brisbane
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sat 1st Feb 2020
Every first Saturday night of the month from 7pm to 10pm they have their free Didgeridoo Jam at Didgeridoo Festivals HQ in Bellbird Park in Queensland. The jam is outdoors on their bush stage. Come in and have a jam or bring a blanket and relax, kick back and listen to a mix of instruments combined with the Didgeridoo. They are a Didgeridoo community with a unique gathering of instruments surrounded by gum trees and friendly wildlife.
Landscapes with Water Art Exhibition
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
If you are looking for a beautiful Landscape Art work for your Office or Home then come along to this exhibition. All the artwork in this exhibition is by local Redland Artists. The paintings are all original works and ready to hang. In many cases they are for sale for far less than a commercially produced print.
If you an artist yourself and want some inspiration then come along or if you just like looking at art you are most welcome at our gallery. We love visitors!
When you visit the gallery don't forget to Vote for your own personal favourite in the People's Choice.
Free Entry
Wheelchair friendly
The Gallery is open Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm.
We are situated in the Pinklands Recreation Grounds on Cleveland Redland Bay Rd Thornlands (our laneway entrance is opposite Nuway Landscaping)
Just a few of the exhibits on show and for sale are posted here - Like and follow Yurara Art Gallery on Facebook or follow us on Instagram #yuraraartgallery to see some photos of the exhibits as they are posted
Big Blue Blocks
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Part of Ipswich Festival 2019

Get building, engineering and inventing with the Big Blue Blocks. Children will enjoy an endless variety of play patterns including construction, pretend play, role-playing and creating their own games. Most importantly, they will be deeply engaged, active and have hours of fun!
Colour Weave Collaboration
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Add your own weave to our collaborative artwork installation for a fun creative experience the whole family will enjoy.

Inspired by the designs and pattern making techniques in The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive, this paper weaving project enables all ages to connect and share in the joy of making.

All ages.
The Sound Society, Roma Street Parkland
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019 to Sun 2nd Jun 2019
The Sound Society delivers a free live music program that will mellow your soul and leave you relaxed as you embrace chilled tunes in the lush green surrounds of Roma Street Parkland.

Bring your own picnic or grab a bite from onsite food vendors – Happy Soul Bowl and Whips & Co on 7 April, Happy Soul Bowl and Bruce the Food Truck on 5 May (food vendors for 2 June to be advised).

The Sound Society is held one Sunday of each month, at Roma Street Parkland. Entry is free, check out the program below.

Sunday 7 April 2019, 11am - 2pm - Yas Queen at the Amphitheatre

Sunday 5 May 2019, 9am - 12pm, Kayleigh Pincott Quintet at the Amphitheatre

Sunday 2 June 2019, 9am - 12pm - The Brookes St Grind at location to be confirmed

Visitors are welcome to bring along shade structures to The Sound Society, provided there is no pegging or staking into the ground.
Paint and Sip Class - Abstract Painting
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
Let loose and create a vibrant abstracted painting in this fun workshop.

In this class you'll take a leaf out of Picasso's book and recreate a bold abstract portrait. Each student will work on their own canvas and will be guided step by step through the painting process by an experienced teacher.

This painting exercise is wonderful for beginners and all you need to bring with you is a bottle of wine or something to drink, so you can sip, enjoy and create your masterpiece. Everything including paints, paintbrushes, an easel, painting apron and a 40 centimetre x 50 centimetre canvas is included in the cost of the class.

When the class is over you'll be able to take your painting with you and it will be sure to brighten any room in your home!

Free on-site parking is available.
Coorparoo Markets
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019 to Sun 1st Dec 2019
Metre Market returns to Coorparoo Square on the first Sunday of every month!

Coorparoo Square Village will be filled with a curated line up of creative stalls as well as our 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, accessories, plants, skincare, design stalls as well as their popular preloved rack sale and more!

Cost: Metre Market is free all ages event.

Parking: There is 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 at Commonweath Bank 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!
Glass Plates and Rail Justice
Date Tue 9th Apr 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
Part of Ipswich Festival 2019.

Over its more than 150-year history, The Queensland Railways have taken thousands of photographs of everything from cracked bridges to crocodiles.

Drawing on the extensive collections held by the Queensland Museum Network this exhibition investigates the ways Queensland Rail used photography, from documenting rolling stock to capturing spectacular scenery.

The exhibition also tells the relatively unknown story of the Railway Appeal Board. This board was set up to pass judgments on matters where staff were charged with misconduct, as well as allowing staff to appeal against decisions they thought were unfair.



See on display exquisite glass plate negatives, an enormous camera designed to photograph railway blue prints and the Witness Box used by the Railway Appeal Board.

Included with Museum entry.

Kids Collective Roma Street Parkland
Date Thu 11th Apr 2019 to Sat 20th Apr 2019
Kids Collective is a free program held from 9am to 1pm, Thursday to Saturday, during school holidays in Roma Street Parkland.

Activities are suitable for kids aged 5 to 12 years old at all skill levels. Bookings are not required and classes are re-set at regular intervals, so you can come and go as you please.

Upcoming Activities:

Thursday 11 April 2019, 9am – 1pm
Get Creative: Seed pots at Children’s Garden Lawn
Musical Play: Ukulele lessons at Amphitheatre Stage

Friday 12 April 2019, 9am – 1pm
Soccer Play at Celebration Lawn
Puppet Shows and Performance Workshops at Banyan Lawn

Saturday 13 April 2019, 9am – 1pm
Get Creative: Easter Craft at Children’s Lawn
Nature Play: Outdoor Activities at Children’s Garden

Thursday 18 April, 9am – 1pm
Get Creative: Seed pots at Children’s Garden Lawn
Musical Play: Ukulele lessons at Amphitheatre Stage

Saturday 20 April, 9am – 1pm
Get Creative: Easter Craft at Children’s Lawn
Nature Play: Outdoor Activities at Children’s Garden

Due to seasonal events, Kids Collective is not on during December and January.
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.
Colour Weave Collaboration
Date Thu 11th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Add your own weave to their collaborative artwork installation for a fun creative experience the whole family will enjoy. Inspired by the designs and pattern making techniques in The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive, this paper weaving project enables all ages to connect and share in the joy of making.
Eggsperience Easter in the City - Augmented Reality (AR) Bunny Hunt
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Forget a traditional Easter egg hunt... The city is hosting an Augmented Reality (AR) Bunny Hunt! Colour in 'Mr. Bunny' on paper, bring him to life through AR technology and help him find the missing Easter eggs! The AR Bunny Hunt is a location-based experience with eight scan enabled markers across the city, creating the hunt.
Eggsperience Easter in the City - Augmented Reality (AR) Colouring In
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Using WEAVAR Augmented Reality (AR) technology created by local Brisbane business Lightweave, watch as your colouring in creation comes to life on a digital display, just the way you drew it on paper!
Eggsperience Easter in the City - Virtual Reality (VR) Bunny Battle
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Bunny Battle is a high-intensity, high-fun Virtual Reality (VR) experience in the heart of the city where you can sling-shot Easter eggs at your opponent!
Paint and Sip Class - Signature Scent
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019 to Fri 24th May 2019
Learn how to paint a pretty still-life work of art in this fun and relaxing painting class.

Get comfortable in front of your own canvas as an experienced teacher takes you through step by step how to paint a floral Chanel perfume bottle. Timeless, elegant, classic.

This painting class is perfect for beginners. All you should bring is a bottle of wine or you preferred drink to loosen your hand and you'll be ready to start painting. All of your paints, paintbrushes, as well as a 40 centimetre x 50 centimetre canvas, easel and painting apron will be provided. At the end of the class can take your beautifully hand painted masterpiece home with you.

Free on-site parking is available.
Terrarium Making Workshop
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sat 7th Mar 2020
Do you have a green thumb? Want to re-connect with nature and create your own mini garden in a glass bowl? In this class you will learn how to make a Terrarium, complete with layers of living ferns, moss and unique pieces of stone, crystal and timber.

Your teacher will be Wilde's Creative Director, Caroline de Lore, in a hands-on workshop. Caroline will teach you all the principles of Terrarium making, tools, materials and unique method of construction.

At the end of the class you will be able to take your own unique and one of a kind terrarium home, as well as the knowledge to create more of your own.

This is a perfect class for couples, hen's parties and baby showers. It also makes a wonderful experience gift for friends, family and colleagues with a green thumb. Perfect for team building and employee wellbeing too.

All terrarium supplies will be provided, as well as morning/afternoon tea and refreshments.
Live Music at Aspley Central Tavern
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sat 27th Jul 2019
New live music every Saturday night from 7.00pm - 10.30pm at Aspley Central Tavern! Specials and promotions all evening. Visit their website for a full list of the artists for the month.
Marina Strocchi 'Terra Firma'
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sat 4th May 2019
Marina Strocchi’s exhibition, 'Terra Firma', reflects on her time spent on a residency in Kangaroo Valley NSW in 2018. Featuring new paintings comprising of acrylic paint and oxides on linen or hand-made recycled Indian rag paper, her works are an intuitive response to nature. Originally from Victoria, Marina Strocchi has lived in Central Australia for the past twenty-six years. The paintings in 'Terra Firma' are Strocchi's response to the dramatic landscape of the Kangaroo Valley.
Paint and Sip Class - Vibrant Park Scene
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
In this fun and relaxing painting class you will learn how to paint a colourful park scene.

Settle in for an afternoon of painting as you pull up a chair and easel and their professional teacher guides you through the steps to recreate this vibrant park scene.

This painting exercise is wonderful for beginners and all you need to bring with you is a bottle of wine or something to drink, so you can sip, enjoy and create your masterpiece. Everything including paints, paintbrushes, an easel, painting apron and a 40 centimetre x 50 centimetre canvas is included in the cost of the class.

When the class is over you'll be able to take your painting with you and it will be sure to brighten any room in your home!

Free on-site parking is available.
G.O.T Trivia
Date Mon 15th Apr 2019 to Mon 20th May 2019
The biggest gap between episodes since 2011 is soon coming to an end with season 8 of Game of Thrones airing on Monday 15 April!

To kick the season off they're hosting a trivia for all GOT buffs with prizes, a themed menu and cocktails! Prizes will be given for Best Dressed so don't shy away - show them what you've got stashed away in the wardrobe.

Trivia begins at 6pm on Monday 15 April.

Register your team by emailing us or call.
Ikebana Flower Arranging Class for Beginners
Date Tue 16th Apr 2019 to Wed 22nd May 2019
In this beginner's class you will learn the art of Ikebana.

Bring nature into your living space and add beauty to your home with the art of contemporary Ikebana.

Ikebana helps you meditate while working with flowers, branches and greenery.

Discover the beauty of nature through exploring the qualities of plant materials.

You will learn to create a freestyle contemporary Ikebana arrangement based on the design principles of the traditional Ikebana.

Guided by an experienced Ikebana teacher, the workshop begins with the introduction of Ikebana history and its zen philosophy, a floral demonstration using the tools and techniques.

Come with an open mind and creative interest, return with your artistic creation and the inspiration to create many more arrangements.

Ikebana is an art form that can be shared with and enjoyed by the whole family bringing beauty to the living space.

The classes are held in a specially built art and Ikebana studio set in the tranquil garden of the artist's residence.

Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
The Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race is held annually, starting on Good Friday. Queensland’s premier blue water classic begins from Shorncliffe in Moreton Bay and nishes 308 nautical miles later adjacent to Spinnaker Park in the Gladstone Harbour.
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.

The Golden Jubilee MG National Meeting
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Tue 23rd Apr 2019
Fifty National Meetings is something worth celebrating, and this is what the MG Car Club of Queensland, want to do with your help over the Easter long weekend of 2019.

Plans are well under way for a fabulous, fiftieth, fun filled MG weekend, so put the date in your calendar to come to the Redlands area of Queensland to help celebrate, and have a holiday while you are there.
North Brisbane Easter Festival 2019
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Sat 20th Apr 2019
The North Brisbane Easter Festival (NBEF) is a yearly, free, family-fun festival. Join them for Easter egg hunts, inflatables, food trucks, photo booth, chai tent, graffiti wall, petting zoo, face painting, crafts, live music, games, competitions and more!

It occurs April 19 to 20, 2019, from 10am to 7pm each day at the Wests Mitchelton RLFC. See you there!
Bluewater Festival
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Fri 10th Apr 2020
Bluewater Festival provides the absolute best waterfront views for the official start of Australia’s second biggest yacht race ‘The Brisbane to Gladstone’. It’s known to be one of Australia’s flagship offshore yacht races and it’s a great spectacle to witness the boats set sail at the iconic Bluewater Festival!

In 2019 the festival will be jam packed with free entertainment, fun and celebrations for the whole family on Good Friday;

Beach Party and FIreworks
Food Fiesta
Markets and Information Stalls
Amusement Rides and Sideshow Alley and Trackless Train
Kids Animal Farm and Pony Rides
Free Kids Art Workshops

Organised by the Sandgate and Districts Chamber of Commerce, the famous Bluewater Festival held at Shorncliffe Pier showcases the beauty and attractions of the northern Bayside.

Festival History:
In 2019 they are celebrating the Bluewater Festival’s 22nd year! In 1997 Anne Hobbs and her team held the very first Bluewater Festival which has now grown to be one of the best festivals held on Good Friday.
Hop into Brisbane Marriott for Easter Dining
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Sat 20th Apr 2019
Hop into Brisbane Marriott’s Motion Dining this Easter for a celebratory feast. Motion Dining is the perfect place to celebrate this Easter, whether you are a seafood lover or brunch enthusiast.



Choose from an indulgent Seafood Buffet Dinner or a chocolate themed Easter Sunday Brunch.

To book call for this Easter call 07 3303 8000 or email Brisbane.reservations@marriott.com
For more information visit https://www.marriott.com.au/hotels/travel/bnedt-brisbane-marriott-hotel/
Seafood Buffet Dinner:
Date: Friday 19th – Saturday 20th April
Time: 5:00pm – 6:45 and 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Location: Motion Dining – Brisbane Marriott, 515 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Price: Early sitting $79 and late sitting $89

Sunday Easter Brunch:
Date: Friday 19th April – Saturday 20th April
Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Location: Motion Dining – Brisbane Marriott, 515 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Price: Adult $49 and Kids $25

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.
Easter Carnival
Date Sat 20th 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.

An Evening With Josh Norbido The Illusionist
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Immerse yourself with Illusionist Josh Norbido for an evening of astonishing magic, baffling mind reading and impossible moments.

Following five sold-out shows at the Brisbane Powerhouse Wonderland Festival, Josh Norbido is back with new illusions and mysteries. This exclusive show seats just 50 people for an intimate evening at the gorgeous Treasury Brisbane.
Binna Burra Lodge Wild Walk: Ships Stern - Over the Edge
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
Looking for a unique and challenging experience?

Hike off-track with experienced Eco-guides on one of their full-day Wild Walk once a year adventure: Ships Stern - Over the edge!

Walks are limited to a maximum of 10 people. Private groups are welcomed. These are full-day walks and a moderate to high fitness level is required.
Australia v Belarus Fed Cup Tennis semi final
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
Come and support Queensland's Ash Barty as she leads Australia's Fed Cup tennis team in the semi final against Belarus at Pat Rafter Arena on Easter weekend, April 20 and 21.

Experience an exciting sporting atmosphere as you cheer for Australia's best women's tennis players.
Easter Party at Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Join them in celebrating Easter at the Pavilion Tavern on the 20th April. There will be live music, treats for the kids, and most importantly, there will be a special visit from the Easter bunny himself! Bookings are essential
Healthy Easter in the Gardens - Steiner and Montessori inspired
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
You and your Children are invited to NaturalWorld's first ever event designed with your child's health as a priority, combined with taste, enjoyment and unique experiences. Our chocolate eggs and snacks are all paleo with vegan options, free of any chemicals, gluten, refined sugar, soy, preservatives or any other nasties you don't want your children consuming! This event is designed for children of all ages. Under 6 months is free entry. Adults are free with any ticket purchase.

​On the day we will enjoy:
- Giant Easter egg hunt, including chocolate eggs or fruit platter bunnies (under 18months)
- Meet the Easter Bunny
- Easter photo wall opportunity with the Easter Bunny
- Live mass butterfly release
- Petting area with real life rabbits (with a registered and licensed handler)
- Feeding area with real life chickens
- Games with wooden non toxic playground equipment
- Much more!

Extra goodies available for purchase on the day:
- Organic homemade nut milk coffee and "Hot Cross Toast" for parents to enjoy (also gluten free, diary free, refined sugar free, soy free and preservative free)
- And more!

Created by Monique (BSSc Psychology) and Monica (BHSc Nutritional Medicine), made possible by Nature!
West End Fire Festival
Date Sat 20th Apr 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.

What to expect?
Expect circus performers, artists, free yoga, live music, food trucks and fire spinning.

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.
Easter Family Fun Day at Sirromet
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
Hop into Sirromet Winery this Easter Sunday for a fun family day out. With live music, kids rides, food trucks and trackless train, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

PLUS FREE SUPA GOLF for the kids and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself!

CELLAR DOOR CAFÉ – OPEN
- Cake & Coffee – From 8.30am
- Lunch Menu from 10am

TUSCAN TERRACE – OPEN from 10am

FOOD TRUCKS – OPEN from 10am to 3pm

SIRROMET POP UP BARS – From 10am
Wine/beer/soft drinks
Wood fired pizzas
Build your own cheese plate

LIVE MUSIC on Cellar Door stage from 12 noon

KIDS RIDES
Operating from 10am – 2pm
Ride selection:
Super Slide
Large Jumping Castle
Tea Cups
Kids Ferris Wheel

Pre-Order Unlimited ride band online at:
https://www.sirromet.com/store/unlimited-ride-pass-easter-family-fun-day-2019

Pre-orders close Thursday midday 18 April 2019.

All bands can be collected from the rides ticket booth on Sunday 21 April from 10am. Single passes - $5 each or 4 for $20 will be available for purchase on the day.

EASTER BUNNY
The bunny will visit, delivering eggs at the following times:
11am (11-11.45)
12.30pm (12.30-1.15)
2pm (2-3)
Easter Sunday Aboard Kookaburra Showboat Cruises
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
Join us onboard for High Tea or Lunch & enjoy a spectacular day on the water this Easter! Soak up the elegant surroundings of the Kookaburra Queen whilst enjoying the finest traditional High Tea on the Brisbane River, or why not spend the afternoon filled with food, fun and entertainment aboard our lunch cruise.

To make sure you all have an Egg-cellent Easter we will be having raffles & Easter themed goodness for the kids. Hop onto our website to book today!
Circa Circus Classes
Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019 to Sun 30th Jun 2019
Fitness. Movement. Expression. On stage circus stirs and inspires. Off stage circus gets us moving in new ways and meeting new people. Circa’s Training Centre in Fortitude Valley offers classes for all fitness levels teaching circus skills and fitness to everyone.

Get fit and move in new ways with our Training Centre classes; learn aerials, get fit with ground acrobatics, discover Circus 101, or let your young person be wild, active and find their crowd. With classes for adults and children aged 3â€㥻 enrol circus classes today. Classes kick off 22 April. Book now!
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.
A Bag Or Rice – An Art Exhibition
Date Tue 23rd Apr 2019 to Tue 30th Apr 2019
A dramatic and thought provoking display of artworks highlighting the struggles of soldiers returning from War trying to adjust to civil and family life. Presented by eminent Brisbane artist Cees Sliedrecht, the exhibition runs in the Brisbane City Hall Peoples’ Gallery during the ANZAC week.
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.
Mountainfilm On Tour 2019
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 us 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.

One night only!
Mini Simmons
Date Wed 24th Apr 2019
New Zealand's Mini Simmons return with their electrifying third offering "A Way With Murder". The new single is off their forthcoming debut album set for release later this year, including their second single "Southern Cold", which had the four piece indie-rockers turning heard with a dalliance and more melodic, pop sensibilities which they have followed suit with a flare.

Now bringing their extroverted four piece masterpiece to Australia, the band will tour down the east coast for a truly special showcase. You can find the indie rockers at a couple of venues below.
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
Be part of history when the Brisbane Roar take on Adelaide United in a spirited ANZAC Day clash at Suncorp Stadium.

A must-see event on the Australian sporting calendar, the Hyundai A-League fixture will be the first of its kind in Queensland, kick-starting the traditional ANZAC Day sporting coverage.

The commemorative event will pay tribute to the heroes who shaped our nation, by continuing to honour the fallen and care for the dependants of those who served.

Be there for every kick, every goal, every minute of the action, every part of history.

Tickets available now at Ticketek.com.au.


#RoarAsOne
ANZAC Day at Club Services Ipswich
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
6.30am - 9.30am Anzac Service Breakfast (Pre-purchased ticket holders only). Tickets are limited.

Breakfast consists of a plated cooked breakfast and refreshments of beer, house wine and soft drinks.

Tickets on sale until 5pm Tuesday 23rd April.

Plenty going on. Entertainment, 2 UP, Snacks, Raffles and more!
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.
Spirits of the Red Sand Anzac Day Breakfast
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
Spirits of the Red Sand invites guests to join them for breakfast after the dawn services as Australian, Aboriginal, Kiwi and Maori cultures come together under one flag to honour the ANZACs.

Following a breakfast including native ingredients, damper and billy tea, join us for a traditional smoking ceremony, welcome to country, flag raising ceremony and cultural performances by awarding-winning Aboriginal and Maori dance troupes.

Breakfast from 6.30am , Performances at 8.30am Beenleigh Historical Village 205 Main Street, Beenleigh.
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.
Jazz Showcase
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
The very best of the jazz department will be on show in the Conservatorium Theatre, presenting a collage of acts featuring vocal and instrumental students alongside Queensland Conservatorium's premier big band, The Con Artists.
Memphis Moovers
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
The Marburg Show Society presents The Memphis Moovers Live On Stage. The Memphis Moovers tour the country constantly are also popular for their roving version of the band. Not often in a local location, so don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to catch the entire band on stage. Expect great music performed by some of the countries best musicians. Bring your dancing shoes (Valerie will be in her big ones) and get ready for a great night of music from the decades 50’sâ€㥬’s.



Purchase tickets from Barb of Barb’s Kitchen on the Warrego Highway, Minden or contact Barb ph 07 5426 8554 or email barb@barbskitchen.com.au. Tickets per head includes a 2-course dinner, a discount applies for table bookings of 10, smart casual/cocktail dress, doors open at 6:00pm.

Zubin Kanga – Australian Premiere of Piano Ex Machina
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
Piano Ex Machina is the latest mind-bending piano and multimedia international tour by award-winning London-based pianist, Zubin Kanga. Kanga returns to Australia this April to perform newly commissioned ground-breaking works exploring video games, internet culture, 80s action cinema, sci-fi, 3D motion sensors, interactive visuals, analogue synths, stop-motion animation and Artificial Intelligence.

Following his acclaimed 2015 Dark Twin and 2016 Cyborg Pianist tour, award-winning London-based Australian pianist and contemporary music specialist Zubin Kanga returns in a program of ground-breaking works for piano and multimedia by some of the hottest composers from around the world.

"Kanga is an equally exciting pianist, effortlessly virtuosic and in complete command of this (quite literally) electrifying modern repertoire." - Limelight Magazine
Festival of Tibet 2019
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Brisbane’s annual Festival of Tibet is an event to remember. Offering something for everyone, there’s discussion, art, music, intrigue and philosophy on show.

A highlight includes the Mystical Tibet performance on the evening of Friday 26 April bringing together former Australian Greens leader and environmental activist Bob Brown in conversation with radio presenter, writer and journalist, Paul Barclay. Following their conversation, the superb Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra will perform in collaboration with renowned Tibetan musician, Tenzin Choegyal.

On Saturday evening, the 1,000 Stories concert sees the exquisite artwork of Karma Phuntsok blended with music from Tibet2Timbuk2.

Plus there’s workshops in chakra healing, momo making and traditional Tibetan art, and a myriad of free activities including yoga sessions, prayer flag painting for children, public talks and witnessing the creation of a traditional sand mandala during the period of the Festival.
Hand Heart Pocket Gala
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
QBI and Dementia Australia are delighted to invite you to the fifth Hand Heart Pocket Gala event, to be held at Queensland Parliament House, on Friday 26 April. The event is a cocktail-style function, coupled with world-class musical performances, will be held in the Parliament House Red Chamber.

The music program will include:

- Stunning ARIAS from Soprano Natalie Peluso who performed in The Merry Widow at QPAC 2018.
- "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" from their 20-piece Orchestra.
- "Strangers in Paradise" with their 20 voice Chorus.
- Part of the Grieg Piano Concerto by Norma Marschke, grand piano, with
Orchestra.
Plus much more.

All profits from this event will support Dementia research at QBI and community outreach projects at Dementia Australia.

Tickets are on sale now through the link below. Do not miss out.

Please share details of this spectacular musical event with your friends, colleagues and family. A night not to be missed supporting dementia research and care services.

Stand Up Comedy with Anne Ferguson-Howe
Date Fri 26th Apr 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: Anne Ferguson-Howe
MC: Lindsay Webb
Plus special guests
The Connecting Thread Exhibition
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019 to Mon 6th May 2019
An exhibition by Ipswich Historical Society Spinners and Weavers.

A pop up show of their unique textiles.

Creativity at its best - they turn fleeces, home grown cotton and other plant materials into attractive fabrics.

Opening with special guest artist Janet Findlay from 3pm to 6pm Thursday 25 April 2019.

Afternoon tea and light refreshments.
Jungle Australian Tour
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
In the wake of the much-anticipated release of their second album For Ever, neo-soul gurus Jungle announce a return to Antipodean stages in April 2019. Jungle tickets are now on sale.

Kicking off in Auckland and winding up in Melbourne, the tour will cement the London-based outfit’s reputation as a seven-headed Hydra capable of producing a smooth, vivid and uniquely modern menagerie. Showcasing tracks from their Mercury Prize-nominated debut record as well as future classics from the sun-drenched new release, Jungle will bring with them a fearsome live reputation simply described by DIY magazine as "spectacular".

As two straight years of touring the planet began to wind down in 2016, Watson and McFarland decided that a change of scenery was Jungle’s best next move. Upping stumps in grey London and hitching a ride to sunny Los Angeles, the duo got to work on what would become For Ever.

Over time, however, the sun-kissed romanticism of the Californian lifestyle gave way to the realities of living within it.
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.
GABS Festival
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
Every year, they put the call out to the industry to create something special for GABS Beer, Cider and Food Fest.

In 2019, almost 120 different brewers and cider makers around Australia and New Zealand have answered that call and created something special just for you. For those brewers, it’s an opportunity to be creative, to push boundaries, and to showcase their talents. These beers and ciders are unique, one-off’s, limited release, and exclusive in every sense.

On top of all the crazy beers and ciders, you can expect a range of food trucks, activities and live acts.
Creedence Clearwater Revived
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
A tribute to the music of master songwriter John Fogerty! Presenting the most authentic Creedence & John Fogerty tribute in the world. Take a trip back to the late 60s and experience the raw swamp rock power of the mighty Creedence Clearwater Revival. Relive hits from a time when the world was changing forever, the Vietnam war to Woodstock and beyond; through John Fogerty’s solo career in the 80s & early 90s, this show has all the hits!

T&Cs apply. Event from 10pm.
Hildegard of Bingen
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
A presentation by Carmel Bendon, writer, academic and presenter of all things medieval who has a PhD in Medieval Literature and a first class honours in Early English from Macquarie University. Her special research field is Medieval Mystics. Hildegard of Bingen was a Benedictine abbess who lived over 900 years ago. She is described as a polymath, visionary, leader, traveller, orator, composer, theologian and natural scientist.
Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation Family Raceday
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
Join your favourite Nickelodeon and Dreamworks characters at Eagle Farm Racecourse for a fun day out for the entire family!

Despicable Meâ„¢, How To Train Your Dragon 2â„¢, Minions Dance Partyâ„¢, Shimmer and Shineâ„¢ and Trollsâ„¢ will be here with an array of kids' workshops, character meet and greets and activities to enjoy!

This event is perfect for children of all ages - from the young, to the young at heart.

Please Note: There is no dress code in the General Admission / Family Area for this raceday. For patrons accessing the Members' Reserve, please see the Dress Code page.
Festival of Tibet 2019: 1000 Stories (Karma Phuntsok with Tenzin Choegyal and Friends)
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
Profound and moving, the 1000 Stories performance art event features real-time painting by acclaimed Tibetan artist, Karma Phuntsok – the living treasure of Tibetan contemporary arts.

The painting is accompanied by a collaborative score coordinated by Festival of Tibet Director Tenzin Choegyal and featuring some of Brisbane’s finest musicians and members of the acclaimed Tibet2Timbuk2 – Marcello Milani, Shen Flindell, Richard Grantham and Tenzin Yeshi.

Lucid poetry combined with sublime music and a mesmerising unfolding live visual art experience provides a window into the moments of mind’s release from the body and the experiences of ‘the between’.

An image speaks a thousand words, while beautiful music can take you on a journey of encyclopedic proportion! Come along to 1000 Stories to also see Tibet2Timbuk2 launch their long awaited new album and be the first to hear this highly anticipated new repertoire.
A Sentimental Journey – Celebrating Doris Day
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
Melly Melody presents Doris Day’s most popular and cherished songs…from her early days on the bandstand as a Big Band singer right through to her most popular movie and musical songs! Doris Day remains one of the world's most enduring artists, and still holds a place in the heart of millions around the world. She is much loved by young and old alike, and still retains her iconic status as one of America's most well known sweethearts. She is a living legend, turning 97 in 2019!

Melly and her swinging band take audiences on a journey through Doris Day's outstanding career as a singer and movie star, performing all of her most well known and loved songs. Doris Day's catalogue is vast and many of the songs encourage audience participation in the form of a sing-a-long...audiences love this! Through songs, stories, and images, Melly brings Doris Day's fabulous music to life once again. Featuring a swinging band together with lively stories told through song and images, 'A Sentimental Journey, Celebrating Doris Day' will have you tapping your toes and singing your heart out!
Jurassic Park In Concert
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
Relive the magic of Jurassic Park on the big screen accompanied by a thrilling, live performance by Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

The action-packed adventure pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and ground-breaking special effects, this epic film is sheer movie magic 65 million years in the making. Now audiences can experience Jurassic Park as never before: projected in HD with a full symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture.



For more information, visit QSO website.

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.
The Embroiderers’ Guild Queensland Mother’s Day Craft Fair
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
Come and enjoy their Mother’s Day Craft Fair featuring beautiful hand embroidered items. Select your Mother’s Day gifts from over 30 stalls of hand-crafted items together with everything for the needleworker. This includes silk scarves, embroidered cards, vintage tablecloths, soft toys, children’s clothing, baby wear plus eye masks, doilies, jewellery and more.

Check-out the second-hand stall with donated embroidery accessories, books, buttons, haberdashery, lace, threads and fabric remnants.

Have some fun with their Lucky Bottle Stand – be surprised with your filled and decorated bottle prize. Buy some AUD1 raffles tickets, drawn on the day – win a basket of embroidery goodies.

Enjoy Devonshire tea in the Guild’s traditional tea-room.

No entry charge; parking in surrounding streets; easy access via bus and train.

Motherless Daughters Australia - Pre Mother's Day High Tea
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
We know how difficult it is to feel the pain of not having your mum around on Mother's Day. Sure, if you have children of your own then Mother's Day may take on a whole new meaning for you, but there is still that void of not having your own mum here on this earth to celebrate on Mother's Day.

Amidst the commercialism of Mother's Day and the television ads, the radio ads, the competitions and posts on social media, the anxiety and sadness can really creep in during the lead up to this iconic day.

They'd love to invite you to come along and join their founders Danielle and Eloise in Brisbane for their pre Mother's Day High Tea. It is a lovely way to honour your mum this Mother's Day while meeting other women who are in the same shoes and who understand the feelings associated with mother loss, especially around Mother's Day.

Treat yourself, invest in you and share in this unique, uplifting and special experience with those who just 'get it'.

There will be great food, champagne, wonderful company and special connections to be made.

They look forward to seeing you there.
Yurara Mini Market
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
Looking for a Mother's Day present? or a gift for yourself? Then come along to this market.

Enjoy a AUD2 tea or coffee and mini muffin while you look at all the treasures, cards, small artworks, lino prints, jewellery, produce, plants, CDs, household items, bric-a-brac, second hand goods and more!

Free entry. This is an undercover market and is wheelchair friendly. Bring the whole family.

More photos of just some of the items for sale at the minimarket will be posted as they become available.
Indigenous Recognition Game
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
Seagulls will once again be proudly taking it’s Indigenous Recognition game to North Stradbroke Island in 2019!

BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls versus Souths Logan Magpies. The main game will be kicking off at 1.10pm. It will be televised live on Channel 9.

There will be kids activities including inflatables, face painting and balloon artists. There will also be Zumba, appearances from special guests and former NRL stars.
4074 the Farmers Colour Explosion
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
Hosted by Australian Fundraising, the 4074 the Farmers Colour Explosion is all about being outside, having fun with friends and family and getting plastered in colour. This colourful event is being held to raise funds for the Charleville drought relief.

They will have markets, food trucks and Rotary Jindalee will be cooking a sausage sizzle! Come along for a fun-filled community day.
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.
Artisan Camp
Date Tue 30th Apr 2019 to Thu 2nd May 2019
Artisan Camp is a programme of distinctive classes led by masters of their craft. Those attending Artisan Camp have the opportunity to spend three days in a workshop with one of nine facilitators to hone in on a particular craft. This ranges from millinery, to song writing, to stand up comedy.

At the end of your workshop you'll have created a piece, a song, an artwork or a performance – something uniquely yours to keep – as well as gaining skills that will form a foundation for future practice and experimentation.

Whilst completing the workshop, you'll have the opportunity to stay at Woodfordia and eat from our own Artisan kitchen. The workshop takes place just before the well known Planting Festival.
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.
Stand Up Comedy with Anne Ferguson-Howe
Date Thu 2nd May 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: Anne Ferguson-Howe
MC: Mark McConville
Plus special guests
Trio Of Talks
Date Thu 2nd May 2019 to Thu 16th May 2019
The Trio of Talks is being presented as part of the National Trust of Australia Heritage Festival.

May 2: History Behind The Horseshoe.
The history and maintenance of Peel Island - 2019 update in which the speaker highlights Peel Island's history and its future when placed under the full control of the Quandamooka people.

May 9: Bohemia: A Family Odyssey.
The speaker touches on three generations of the artistic and compassionate Agnew family who were associated with Dunwich and the Benevolent Asylum.

May 16: Migration To The Redlands.
Discover the role of the Redlands in post-war migration. What did this mean for the area and where is the Redlands situated within the broader Australian post-war narrative?
The Gin Dinner 2.0
Date Thu 2nd May 2019
After huge success at The Gin Dinner last October, Pig 'N' Whistle Riverside will hosting its second instalment this May. They invite you to join them at The Gin Dinner 2.0.

Expect a cocktail on arrival to be-gin the proceedings, gin tastings from Tanqueray, Ink and Malfy... and a gin cocktail to finish for good measure.

Nips will be delightfully matched with a four course meal designed to complement the botanicals and key details of each gin. The Gin Dinner 2.0 will be hosted by a gin expert and will be a rare opportunity to delve deep into the tasting notes, serving suggestions and pairing recommendations a selection of their most popular gins.

1. Tanqueray Sevilla cocktail
2. Ink Gin
3. Tanqueray
4. Malfy
5. Tanqueray Rangpur cocktail

For any enquiries or group bookings please call or email them.
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.

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.
Of Wartime and Remembrance
Date Fri 3rd May 2019
Under the baton of Peter Morris, the Conservatorium Wind Orchestra presents a program inspired by the musical outcomes that have arisen out of global historical conflicts. The first half will be anchored by Berlioz Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale, as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death. The second half will transform to a 1940's military band sent overseas to entertain and uplift the spirits of the homesick soldiers with swing classics such as Sing, Sing, Sing.
Jim Beam Black Carnival Ball
Date Fri 3rd May 2019
Join them in unveiling the ritzy glamour of the 2019 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival presented by TAB with the annual Jim Beam Black Carnival Ball. Set at the heritage-listed Eagle Farm Racecourse, this year’s event will highlight opulence and extravagance like no other.

Let the glamorous “black on black” theme inspire your attire for a night of free-flowing beverages and a bespoke menu featuring gastronomic experience stations prepared by BRC’s very own Culinary Team.

Package Includes:

Gastronomic experience stations and canapes on arrival
Gourmet 2 course sit down meal
Beverage package including selected beer, wine, sparkling, basic spirits, including Jim Beam Black and soft drink
Live entertainment.
2019 Vodafone Super Rugby Season
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Fri 7th Jun 2019
The Super Rugby Competition is the Worlds Toughest Provincial Rugby competition with teams from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina and Japan.

The St.George Queensland Reds play 8 home games at Suncorp Stadium this year against;

2 March: Crusaders (NZ)
24 March: Brumbies (Aus)
30 March: Rebels (Aus)
5 April: Stormers (SA)
3 May: Sunwolves (Jpn)
18 May: Waratahs (Aus)
1 June: Jaguares (Arg)
7 June: Blues (NZ)
The Planting Festival
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
Search, discover, imagine, create, celebrate, plant, grow — join them this year at The Planting.

The Planting is a celebration of cultural expression through music, dance, art and folk lore and the nurturing of our forested parkland. Held at Woodfordia from May 3 to 5, 2019, The Planting hosts a diverse, informative and inspiring programme intended to contribute to the ever-growing global environmental and consciousness movement.

Come along with friends and family to plant trees, attend workshops, listen to talks and of course enjoy the music!
Finn Andrews
Date Fri 3rd May 2019
Off the back of four stunning single releases, including 'Love, What Can I Do?', 'One By the Venom', 'A Shot Through The Heart' and 'Stairs to the Roof', The Veils frontman Finn Andrews is here to release his awaited debut solo record 'One Piece At A Time'.
UQ Alumni Book Fair and Rare Book Auction
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Mon 6th May 2019
UQ Alumni Book Fair® and Rare Book Auction 2019

More than 200,000 books, DVDs, LPs and videos will be for sale at the 21st biennial UQ Alumni Book Fair® a volunteer-led initiative with all proceeds going towards a good cause. Also, don’t miss the Rare Book Auction with a treasure trove of fascinating and beautiful publications on offer.

The rare book auction will take place a the Fryer Library, at The University of Queensland St Lucia Campus on Friday 3 May, from 4pm.

The main event will take place at the UQ Centre Exhibition Hall, 3-6 May, opening hours are:

Friday 3 May: 9am to 9pm
Saturday 4 May: 9am to 5pm
Sunday 5 May: 9am to 5pm
Monday 6 May: 9am to 5pm
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.
Eagles Versus Bee Gees Tribute Show
Date Sat 4th May 2019
Come along to see an amazing free tribute show from 8pm on May 4 2019!

Restaurant bookings are essential. No reserved seating for the tribute show!

Prizes for best dressed! First in best dressed.
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.
Redlands Rockabilly Revival #4
Date Sat 4th May 2019
Come along and enjoy a sensational day out, filled with everything cool from the stylish rockabilly and hot rod eras.

What's On at RRR#4:

Hot Rods and Classics Car Show
Cool Markets
Food Trucks
Rockabilly Revival Pinup Pageant
Live Bands, DJ and Dancing
Redland Museum

Performing on the day will be:

The Linelockers
B Daddy & The Double D’s
Suga Owens
Slim Gritty
DJ Leapin’ Lawrie
Kids Rides
Redland Museum

GreazeFest is presented by Robot Productions and proudly supported by the Redland City Council.
Smells Like the 90's Rock Show
Date Sat 4th May 2019
It smells like the 90’s! It’s a celebration of the greatest bands and hits of the 90’s era, plus a stunningly accurate tribute to one of the most influential bands of all time, Nirvana. The 90’s was the era of ripped jeans and flanno shirts, the time when grunge music, pop punk and britpop was born. All your favourite 90’s bands are covered in this ultimate 90’s concert, including a fully costumed performance of the decade’s biggest band, Nirvana.
The Dan Bolton Quartet
Date Sat 4th May 2019
Dan Bolton is a singer/songwriter/pianist with a unique sound, honed over the years from his time living in New York City. His songs are 21st Century standards, incorporating elements of jazz, pop and Latin American styles. His music is reminiscent of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin but with a modern twist.

Appearing at Doo-Bop for the first time, Dan will be performing with an all-star lineup: David Theak (woodwinds), Mark Lockett (drums) and John Conley (bass). Dan will be featuring songs in the show from his latest album, “Living To Regret It,” interspersed with various songs he’s recorded in New York City and jazz standards.
Talking Ideas: Sydney Writers' Festival Live and Local
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
See the world’s finest authors livestreamed direct from Sydney Writers’ Festival on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May.

Prepare to be engaged by conversations, debates and discussions at one of Australia’s best-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling. Participate in the live Q&A session at each event, sending questions direct to the Sydney stage.

This is the only place in Brisbane where you can participate in this free event.
The Last Night of The Proms
Date Sat 4th May 2019
Conductor: Benjamin Northey Soloists: Diana Doherty, oboe; Rachelle Durkin, soprano
Chorus: Brisbane Chorale

Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Westlake Spirit of the Wild: Concerto for Oboe
Saint-Saens Symphony No.3 in C minor (Organ Symphony)
Rossini William Tell Overture
Gounod Roméo et Juliette, Je veux vivre
Gjeilo Tundra
Gershwin By Strauss

Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Last Night of the Proms concert in 2019 combines the traditional elements of the Royal Albert Hall event with a unique Australian touch, featuring Australian artists and music. Immerse yourself in Nigel Westlake’s Oboe Concerto. The eclectic composer of many great Australian works is familiar through his music in the soundtracks Babe and the Beatrix Potter biopic starring Renee Zellweger. Listen for sprinklings of rock, jazz, electronic and 21st century contemporary styles in this concerto of catchy appeal. Sing along to traditional choruses - Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory, Sea Songs and patriotic marches are the annual staples of this tongue-in-cheek homage to the Proms.
The Dan Bolton Quartet Live At Doo-Bop Bar
Date Sat 4th May 2019
Dan Bolton is a singer/songwriter/pianist with a unique sound, honed over the years from his time living in New York City. His songs are 21st Century standards, incorporating elements of jazz, pop and Latin American styles. His music is reminiscent of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin but with a modern twist.

Appearing at Doo-Bop for the first time, Dan will be performing with an all-star lineup: David Theak (woodwinds), Mark Lockett (drums) and John Conley (bass).

Dan will be featuring songs in the show from his latest album, “Living To Regret It,” interspersed with various songs he’s recorded in New York City and jazz standards.

"Dan Bolton is a world-class songwriter and performer. I am especially impressed with his prolific song-writing ability; being able to capture the listener with great storytelling and sense of melody. It has been my absolute pleasure to work with him and record his music." - Adrian Cunningham (New York City based sax player)

You can check out Dan’s music on the following links:

www.danbolton.net

www.cdbaby.com/Artist/DanBolton 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTV5zj4Nn7c (We’ve Got You And Me)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfvLrGQZ0o (It’s Only ‘Cause Of You)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNuqUNfGvM (‘Cause I’m In Love With You)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLexbElKebs (I Miss You Most Of All)
I heard it on the radio: 25 years of 98.9FM Murri Country
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 6th Oct 2019
Protest in the air, a fresh voice on the airwaves; the first Indigenous radio station in a capital city began broadcasting in the 1990s… bringing an exciting new sound to our stereos.

I heard it on the radio looks at 25 years of 98.9FM Murri Country and its influence in giving a voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the radio.

From their genesis in the protest movement, 98.9FM’s significant contribution to Australian media was a catalyst for change.

Through newly commissioned digital stories, never-before-seen photographs, historical documents and radio station ephemera, learn more about the people, the music and the power of self-representation.



In this free State Library of Queensland showcase, experience a recreation of a vintage 98.9FM recording studio and enjoy the sounds of Country as you explore the history of this transformative community radio station.

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.
Wings for Life World Run - Brisbane Organised App Run
Date Sun 5th May 2019
The Wings for Life World Run is more than a race, it is a charity run where 100 per cent of entry fees and donations go towards helping those who had been affected by spinal cord injuries. Now in its 6th year, this event has no finish line, with participants instead racing against a catcher car. What’s more, the event is held at the same time in locations across the world whether it’s 9pm in Australia or dawn in North America, with over 500,000 people from more than 66 countries taking part to date.
Talking Ideas: Less with Andrew Sean Greer
Date Tue 7th May 2019
Join the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winning author of Less for an evening of extraordinary insights.

Less is Andrew Greer’s sixth book. It is the comedy of a man fleeing the humiliations of love, middle-age, and failure by accepting invitations that lead to a trip around the world and back, at last, to face his final demon: himself.

Less won the Northern California Book Award for Fiction, entered the New York Times bestseller list and, in April 2018, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.
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.

Nick Murphy – Run Fast Sleep Naked – Live In Concert 2019
Date Wed 8th May 2019
One of Australia’s most impressive songwriters and performers Nick Murphy is returning to Australia this May 2019 to perform three special headline dates off the back of his long-awaited sophomore full length album 'Run Fast Sleep Naked' due out on 26 April via label Future Classic.

Co-produced with Dave Harrington, 'Run Fast Sleep Naked' is the latest in a series of widely acclaimed releases from the singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist, including 'Built on Glass', a platinum-selling effort that won him seven ARIA Music Awards including Best Male Artist and Producer of the Year, and lead to him playing sold out shows on five continents; appearing at major international festivals including Coachella and Glastonbury; performing on television internationally including The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!; and seeing his music videos receive hundreds of millions of views, including over 180 million views alone for his MTV VMA-nominated video for ‘Gold’.

To make 'Run Fast Sleep Naked', Murphy spent four years traveling the world solo with a microphone in his suitcase, recording his vocal tracks in whichever spaces and environments most inspired him. During that time, he immersed himself in intense...

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Patricia 16th Release Dinner, Indooroopilly
Date Wed 8th May 2019
On Wednesday 8 May, Pig ‘N’ Whistle Indooroopilly invites you to join Katherine Brown for a four course wine dinner featuring the Patricia 16th release.

Patricia 16th Release:
The Patricia range is a culmination of the very best in viticulture and winemaking, named in honour of the family matriarch, Patricia Brown. Patricia dedicated 60 years of her life to the growth and prosperity of the Brown family and Brown Brothers business. They are proudly one of Australia’s leading family-owned wine companies. Seven wines will be served at this event alongside with a stunning four course menu. The menu, designed by their Executive Chef, will perfectly complement each wine.

About Katherine Brown:
Katherine Brown is the fourth generation in a long line of Winemakers. She is also the first female Winemaker in the Brown Brothers family. She found her passion for winemaking following a year abroad in Europe where she volunteered as a Cellar Hand in several French vineyards.

As the company’s Winemaker and brand Ambassador, Katherine splits her time between crafting wine and being on the road educating and hosting wine dinners. Katherine calls it “the marriage of winemaking and marketing.
Talking Ideas: Akala: Natives, Race And Class In The Ruins Of The Empire
Date Wed 8th May 2019
Join award-winning hip-hop artist, social entrepreneur and writer Akala as he delivers a talk about his bestselling debut, Natives, a searing, modern polemic on race and class in the British Empire.

He reflects on growing up poor, mixed race and politicised in Britain during the 1980s and â€㰞s and widens his experiences into a nuanced historical treatise that the Guardian has lauded as ‘the kind of disruptive, aggressive intellect that a new generation is closely watching.’
Mother's Day High Tea
Date Wed 8th May 2019
Bring mum along to enjoy a selection of gourmet sandwiches, petit fours and freshly baked scones with jam and cream. Also enjoy bottomless tea and coffee. Entertainment will be provided.
Anywhere Preview Night
Date Wed 8th May 2019
There is only one way to get a taste of everything Anywhere Festival has to offer in one place and one night: the Anywhere Festival Preview on Wednesday 8 May.

Half Hitch, the people behind this year’s Hold My Beer, had an idea - that the Anywhere Festival needed a preview night at the start of the festival. An event where people can meet, mingle with all the artists, and get a taste of everything the festival has to offer - all in one place.

Anywhere Festival thought it was a brilliant idea and an alliance was formed.

We’re bringing together drama, comedy, immersive works, dance, music, poetry, spoken word, circus, magic, and everything in between, into an unmissable three hours. This is your chance to sample the multitude of amazing performances happening throughout May.

It will be the place to be to meet the who’s who and what’s what of the Anywhere Festival World.

All the action will be happening at Restaurant Indriya at the Metropolitan Spring Hill.

Doors open 6pm for a 7pm start.
7pm Wed 8 May
18+ , 180min , $29
Flashback to the 50s
Date Wed 8th May 2019
The National Trust’s Brisbane Branch takes you back in time to the glamour of 1950s films with a Flashback to the 50s at the Elizabeth Street Picture Theatre.

Ascend the red carpet into a world of old school glamour – and enjoy drinks and canapes on arrival followed by a wonderful talk by the author of “What will be worn: A McWhirters Story” and a private screening of the Australian film “Ladies in Black”.

Hosted by Naomi Price, one of Australia’s leading cabaret and musical theatre performers. Naomi has been a proud Ambassador of National Trust of Australia (Queensland) since 2016 and will delight in judging the Best Dressed competition. So dare to wear a fabulous 50s frock or frou!

Enjoy a well-deserved night out with your gal pals and book your ticket today!

*Every ticket includes a drink on arrival, canapes and a gift bag on the night, plus fabulous prizes for best dressed!
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.
Underwater Tour 2019
Date Thu 9th May 2019
This year the Underwater Tour, Australia’s annual nationwide touring speaker event series, features international photographers David Doubilet, Jennifer Hayes and William Tan live on stage, showcasing their extraordinary images and sharing stories of discovery from below the surface and behind the lens.

National Geographic legends David and Jennifer are on their way from upstate New York to Australia to keynote the Australian Tour.

David’s 75 plus feature publications with National Geographic document the diversity of marine environments - from equatorial coral reefs to life beneath the polar ice.

Multi-award winner, presenter, columnist, contributing editor, David is author of 12 books.

Jennifer’s photography and journalism is underpinned by her marine science background and focus on science communication and conservation of endangered species.

She is the recipient of the Presidents Medal for natural history, a trustee of the Shark Research Institute and Explorer Club National Fellow.

A pioneer of the blackwater macro underwater photography niche, Singapore’s William Tan captures images of the movement of plankton and wonderfully bizarre marine critters in their nightly vertical migration from the deep or mid-water column to the shallows.

William’s images are guaranteed to pique your curiosity and have you wanting to set out on new adventures.

Naturally Confused - Anywhere Festival 2019
Date Thu 9th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
Like David Attenborough but not!

One animal expert desperately attempts to unload his infinite knowledge of animals on his audience and fans, but one key thing has been forgotten – the animals!!

What can he do? Can he overcome his assistant’s faux par’s and mischief? She sure isn’t making it easy, but onwards and upwards!

Two idiots. Too many animals. Not enough time. This cannot be good! Come along and witness the chaos, crackups and clowns.
Stand Up Comedy with Christine Basil
Date Thu 9th May 2019 to Sat 11th May 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: Christine Basil
MC: Terry Hansen
Plus special guests
Hold My Beer
Date Thu 9th May 2019 to Thu 23rd May 2019
The cool kids are throwing the greatest party you never had, and you’re invited.

Hold My Beer is a delectable cocktail of circus, live music and drinking games, where the stage is everywhere and nobody is safe. A bold blend of astounding acrobatics and audacious antics, this show is circus served over ice with a (triple) twist.

With fearless feats of strength and balance, set to a sassy score of live and original songs, you’ll be on the edge of your bar stool until the very last moment. Performing across multiple venues during the Anywhere Festival, this show is not to be missed.

Hold My Beer will be coming to two venues:

The End - West End
May 9 and 16
(73 Vulture St, West End)

Bloodhound - Fortitude Valley
May 21 to 23
(454 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley)

All shows start at 7pm (60 minutes, no interval).
Ages 18 plus.

Presented with the Anywhere Festival with support from Flipside Circus.
BrisStyle Twilight Markets
Date Fri 10th May 2019
The BrisStyle Twilight Markets, an initiative of Brisbane City Council, is a meet-the-maker event and is the only Brisbane-based marketplace selling 100 per cent locally handmade products. You will not find any imported, offshore, on-sold or mass-produced items at this event, giving you the opportunity to shop from a huge variety of truly unique, quality handmade items, directly from the maker.

In addition to a huge variety of handmade market stalls, you will also find a great variety of local food vendors, live music and a free Craft Workshop, making this a great event for the whole family.

Located in the heart of the bustling city and within easy walking distance from the Queen Street Mall and Central Train Station, the BrisStyle Twilight Markets is also located directly above the King George Square Busway and parking is also available under the square from just AUD5 for the night.
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.
Wondered
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Fri 17th May 2019
You’re cordially invited to the maddest tea party of the year…

Enter the darkest parts of your imagination and join Alice as she returns to Wonderland again. Winner of over 40 awards across the 2015 Southeast Queensland Drama Festival Circuit, including Best New Australian Script, Wondered is excited to be returning to the stage for six performances only. As part of the Anywhere Theatre Festival and hosted by The Sideshow in Brisbane’s West End, this event is guaranteed to deliver the same amount of madness it achieved on its last tour.

Inspired by the original tale of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll, Wondered is a reimagining of this beloved and classic story. Interrogating conventional fairy-tales and retelling events from the “Mad” Hatter’s perspective, this contemporary one-act play promises a night of fun, twists and most importantly, tea.

Wondered features the original award-winning cast who theatrically embody Wonderland's iconic characters. Make sure you grab your tickets before seats at this tea party sell out.

Two Performances each evening on Friday 10 May, Sunday 12 May and Friday 17 May at both 6 pm and 8 pm.
The Dinner Party (The Host)
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 in 2015, 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 celebrated Australian fashion designer Gail
Sorronda, music recordings from Queensland's highly acclaimed Southern Cross Soloists and inspiring movement by internationally renowned choreographer, Natalie Weir.

NOMINATED: 2016 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by a Company
(The Host)

DURATION: Approx. 60 minutes, including interval
Master of Delusions: All the Best
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Fri 24th May 2019
Are you tired of those hacky worn out old magic acts? Sick of the condescending smug magicians with the same recycled lines you’ve heard a thousand time? Well, Master of Delusions: All The Best is the show for you! A clever, hilarious and unrelenting deconstruction of the art of magic: Master of Delusions: All The Best is satirical magic at its finest.
SMacNifiCo Presents.. - Anywhere Festival
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
SMacinfiCo Presents is a Cabaret and Commedia dell ‘arte fusion to be presented at the newly refurbished and revamped restaurant INDRIYA at The Metropolitan Hotel Spring Hill.

This production is part of Anywhere Festival 2019.

Set in the timeless world of Commedia Dell arte, SMacinfiCo Presents is a madcap adventure comedy with a cabaret spin.

Old man Pantalone has fallen for the widow Seniora del a Diva, a famed cabaret star. In order to win her affections he agrees to finance a cabaret and employ her as the leading lady.

An ex-lover of the Seniora, Captain Lothario ‘sin Cambio arrives to put a dampener on Pantalone’s plans.

Meanwhile, Pantalone’s daughter, the winsome Isabella, defies her father to be with her love - the handsome and dashing Flavio.

Lucky for them Columbina, a shrewd schemer with a heart of gold is on their side.

SMacinfiCo Presents is to be held at INDRIYA restaurant, a spice-infused, south east Asia-inspired bar and restaurant the celebrated heart and soul of The Metropolitan Hotel Spring Hill.

Real Live Fake News - A comedy show at Anywhere Festival
Date Fri 10th May 2019
In a world of fake news, there’s only one source you can really trust, Real Live Fake News.

An improvised comedy show performed live at the ABC for one night only.

The cast of talented improvisers will take you on a wild joyous ride of spontaneity and absurd fun. Improvising the “news” stories, you really want to know about from Brisbane and abroad. From Kondo to Katter, the Real Live Fake News team will make sense of the news and world around you.

Ben Keane's Real Live Fake News is supported by some of Brisbane's most talented and funny performers, comedians and improvisers who perform regularly on the Brisbane improv and comedy circuit with Big Fork Theatre and ImproMafia, and have graced the stage at Anywhere Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Bris Funnyfest, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Canberra International Improvised Theatre Festival and the New Zealand Improv Festival.

In the spirit of Anywhere Festival, the best place to do a comedy show about the news is where news is broadcast. Real Live Fake News can be caught at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in South Brisbane for one night only.

Making News Great Again! In Real Live Fake News We Trust!

Buy Some Time in Anywhere Festival
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
Always busy? If only you had time to just stop and breathe.

Buy Some Time; the washing still won’t be done but this solo, app guided experience is designed to connect you through space and time to discover the beauty in the everyday.

With performances in both Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, this unique, intimate performance is a must see at this year’s Anywhere Festival.

Meet at the starting point, get set up with the app and headphones and buy some time. Look closer, listen and reconnect as you explore the urban landscape.
The Queensland Choir presents M-B-S (Mozart-Beethoven-Schubert)
Date Fri 10th May 2019
A programme of great music by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert to celebrate the opening night of this years 4MBS Festival of Classics.



The choir will perform with our friends The Sinfonia of St Andrews:

Mozart The Marriage of Figaro, Overture
Beethoven Rondo in B flat
Schubert Magnificat in C, D 486
Beethoven Mass in C

And their guest soloists are: Shikara Ringdahl, soprano, Melissa Gregory, mezzo, Phillip Costovski, tenor and Henry Pinder, bass.

Conducted by Kevin Power OAM.

Syrup, Go On, Spirit Bunny and Sid's Balcony
Date Fri 10th May 2019
Valley Heat Records brings you the first single of the year from Gold Coast dream-poppers, syrup, go on. "Don't Go (Riding Down the Cosmic Drain)" is out digitally on May 1.

After last year's debut EP, Joyful Hesitation, syrup, go on are back with single 'Don't Go (Riding Down the Cosmic Drain)' from their forthcoming album 'Last Light'. Meticulously crafted alongside 9 other tracks of the album, 'Don’t Go (Riding Down the Cosmic Drain)' blends the band’s love for The Beach Boys and Crosby, Stills & Nash style vocal harmonies with explosive and layered instrumentals not unlike neo-psychedelic outfits such as Animal Collective, The Flaming Lips, and Tame Impala.



Written during a period of uncertainty and change, lyrical themes of growth and maturing are found throughout the song and aptly fit the progressive pocket symphony. When considering the band’s previous works, it is evident that the same themes are mirrored in their sonic exploration and experimentalism in song writing.

Cathedral of Sound
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sat 11th May 2019
Conductor: Johannes Fritzsch Soloist: Piers Lane, piano

Mozart Piano Concerto No.23 in A, K488
Bruckner Symphony No.7

Johannes Fritzsch, Queensland Symphony Orchestra's Conductor Laureate conducts Bruckner's ravishing seventh symphony, a spiritual odyssey of dark cosmic power rich in melodic beauty. Trembling strings whisper mystery at the start. Eloquently mournful, the Adagio is a moving elegy to Wagner. Spiky rhythms fire the Scherzo and the trumpet’s lively tune portrays a crowing rooster. Peeling brass and eddying strings draw the work to a close. In 1786, Mozart wrote three piano concertos. No.23 is a gem. One of Mozart’s most treasured works, the piano’s confessional voice in the Adagio especially touches the heart. In the Finale, enjoy the soloist’s rapid flurries through rippled passagework.
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.
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.
K-9 Brisbane
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Ruff'n;Muddy, family fun.

K-9 is an awesome family fun event that has given a whole new meaning to the words "puppy power!"

No need to worry you aren't at the greyhound track, so take all the time you need, letting your furry friend lead the way around a four kilometre muddy, crazy, fun and exciting obstacle course.

There will be some obstacles that only your pooch can do, but don't worry there will be lots of others for you and all the family to join in with.

Remember, any dog, any age, any size, any fitness, socialised or not (humans too), it's even ok if you're as fit as a butchers dog but please don't bring the cat!

K-9 is the first event of its kind in Australia so why not join them at Durack Showgrounds 11 May 2019.

You'd be barking mad to miss this, so be the leader of the pack and start building your K-9 Team today!
Fish Lane Festival
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Now in it’s the fourth year, Fish Lane Festival has become a highly anticipated festival on Brisbane’s annual foodie event calendar, experiencing year on year growth in terms of both attendance and sales since it’s inception in 2016. Cruising its way from South Brisbane towards West End, Fish Lane has undergone a complete transformation over the last decade with Aria Property Group at the helm, creating a vibrant dining destination and iconic laneway precinct out of this once sleepy industrial corner.

Cornerstoned by The Fox Hotel, Fish Lane Festival is a one-day-only free celebration of the best South Brisbane has to offer in food, drink, and culture - where thousands of hungry and thirsty foodies converge in the street to eat, drink and dance the day away.

From lunchtime until 10 pm, festival-goers are able to explore Fish Lane with an ice cold beverage in hand, taking in modern artworks in between gourmet street eats and getting down to some of Brisbane’s best emerging live bands and DJs.
TAB Doomben 10,000 Day
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Their Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival presented by TAB kicks off with the exhilarating TAB Doomben 10,000 Day.

Witness history in the making with the Group 1 TAB Doomben 10,000, one of the world’s best weight-for-age races, which leads a blockbuster race card.

Off the track, create unforgettable memories as you party along to a soon to be announced Aussie rock legend flying in to perform exclusively on the day.

Dress to impress as Queensland’s unique winter racewear takes centre stage in our renowned Fashions on the Field competition.
Sweet As Dessert Festival
Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
Cleveland's very own festival dedicated to all things sweet (with savoury options) is launching at Redland Showgrounds on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May 2019!

Presented by The World Food Markets, the Sweet As Dessert Festival brings you two jam packed days full of sweets and treats. There will be brownies, cheese, chocolate, coffee, cupcakes, doughnuts, gelatos, ice-creams, macarons, marsh mallows, meringues, popsicles, sorbets, waffles and lots more from an awesome line-up of Queensland's best dessert makers.

There will be options for most special dietary requirements including lactose free, gluten free, nut free and vegan desserts.

This is a judging-free zone and you can have dessert for breakfast, brunch or lunch. There will also be street food, live music, pop-up bars, dessert cocktails, kids activities and entertainment as well as cooking demonstrations throughout the day.

Stay tuned for details of their various food eating contests, Redlands best strawberry dessert competition, a story telling contest to crown 'Redlands Sweet As Mum' with the funniest anecdotes about everyone's favourite person in the whole wide world and the Mother's day markets.
Skyward
Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
Fresh from 2018’s award-winning hit, The Ballad of Rosie Quinn, Republic of Song is back to weave new magic with a fusion of art song, aerial circus and physical theatre for a Mindful May.

Skyward is a heavenly fusion of music from the worlds of art song and minimalism, stunningly choreographed with aerial circus. Soaring live music performed by an ensemble of soprano, cello and piano combine with an array of aerial apparatus in an uplifting and contemplative evening of song and circus.

Works by Copland, Barber, Michael Nyman, Andre Previn and Arvo Pärt create the perfect soundtrack for an evening that is part concert, circus and meditation. Hit pause during Anywhere Festival for a Mindful May and float Skyward.

Presented by Republic of Song, with the support of Vulcana.
Featuring Georgia Bale, aerialist, and Jo Willans, soprano.
Titanic: The Movie, The Play
Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
Strap on your life jacket and get ready to board this shameless comedic homage to the most epic romance of the 90s.

Join aristocratic Rose and lowborn Jack as they discover love, loss and a lack of lifeboats onboard the “unsinkable” ocean liner.

It's an immersive theatre experience with real lifeboats and a genuine replica of the Titanic bow.

Warning: contains Hollywood-ish special effects, that awful Celine Dion song and jokes about Billy Zane’s career.

Presented by Act/React in partnership with the Anywhere Festival and Queensland Maritime Museum.

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“Titanic: The Movie, The Play is a spectacular disaster and an absolute scream of a show that will have tears rolling down your face as the ship starts to sink.” – SCENESTR

“If you loved Titanic, you’ll love this show. If you hated Titanic, you’ll love this show. If you’ve never seen Titanic, you’ll love this show. If there’s even the tiniest scrap of your soul that wants to enjoy itself, you’ll love this show.” – CREATIVE DRINKS

“For a guaranteed night to remember of non-stop face-aching laughter, do not miss the boat in securing a place on board this most inventive voyage.”
– BLUE CURTAINS BRISBANE
Dean Lewis
Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
Dean Lewis' highly anticipated debut album A Place We Knew debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Charts the week of release. In celebration of the album, the global singer-songwriter will embark on his headline ‘A Place We Knew’ Tour this May.

Delighting fans from the beginning with singles ‘Waves’, ‘Be Alight’, â€׷ Minutes’ and now ‘Stay Awake’ along with glowing reviews from media across the country, it seems ‘A Place We Knew’ was always set to blitz the Australian charts.

Dean made international headlines with ‘Be Alright’ hitting # 1 on HOT AC Radio and officially going PLATINUM in the USA. The success of ‘Be Alright’ claimed Dean many #1’s including the top spot on Billboards Emerging Artist Chart and #1 Most Shazamed artist in the USA.

Most recently Dean was nominated for two awards for the 2019 APRA Music Awards. Celebrating excellence in songwriting, Dean is nominated for Pop Work of the Year for ‘Be Alright’ and Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year.
Funny Mummies Comedy Gala
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Five Hilarious Mamas. One Rocking Show.

This Mothers Day weekend, don't miss this amazing afternoon of some of Australia's funniest comedians who also happen to have birthed loin-fruit.

You'll cackle, you'll shriek, you'll make like Patrick Swayze and have the time of your life.

Gather a table of your favourite gal pals and celebrate Mothers Day your way: with quality gal time and LAUGHS!

Hosted by Jenny Wynter
Headlined by comedy legend Christine Basil!
With support from:
Anne Ferguson-Howe
Lucy Peut
Mercedes DeLuca-Jones

Tickets are strictly limited - don't miss out!
Remy Boccalatte – Swimming Over Faultlines Album Launch
Date Sat 11th May 2019
With support coming from Daniel Van Zutphen, whose voice has been sorely missed, this afternoon show will be an intimate performance by both artists, showcasing new material which has been in the works for some time.

Swimming Over Faultlines is the latest album by Brisbane based singer-songwriter, Remy Boccalatte. The album pulls in a variety of influences centred mainly around indie rock; however, elements of folk, jazz, and rock thread their way through the 10 tracks, split definitively to 'light' and 'dark' sides. Lyrically, the themes span introspective reflection on loss, love, and learning, to imagined stories which are as interesting as they are metaphorical. Overall, the album is a beautiful collection of songs, held together with mature songwriting, and is an exciting prelude to what's to come by this unique, Brisbane talent.
Nostrils to Enlightenment
Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Sat 25th May 2019
Gary Nostrils brings enlightened wisdom to Brisbane this May, straight from his nose to the page. Releasing his first book, Nostrils to enlightenment, Gary will be teaching Nostrils Yoga and the scent chakras at his book launch as part of Anywhere Festival. While he may be an every day Aussie bloke, his nose is not.

Books at Stones bookshop in Stones Corner is brimming with excitement. ‘We’ve never had a guru in the bookshop before, let alone a nostril guru.’ Says Karen Weiber of Books at Stones. ‘Ever since he came in there’s been a funny smell, it makes my nostrils flare a little wider each time I smell it.’ Gary says that widening one’s nostrils is key to becoming enlightened, but it not that simple either. ‘You have to cleanse your smell chakras regularly, and only a nostril guru can show you how to do that.’

Reviews from previous shows:
"Absurdity and vulnerability beautifully played" www.talkfringe.com, Canada
"Hilarious" www.expatz.cz, Prague
"make(s) every scene zing" Australian Stage
"Incredibly charismatic and hilarious... You can't ask for a better time in the theatre!" Revolutions International Theatre Festival, Albuquerque USA
Local Authority 'Oil Rigs' Single Launch
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Valley Heat Records are ever so happy to present the new tune 'Oil Rigs' by local sad bois Local Authority from their impending debut album. Joining them to mill around The Bearded Lady are Start Together, Old Home and The Steady As She Goes.

Local Authority
From Brisbane’s scorched underground, tropical goth visionaries Local Authority deliver luscious new ways to be sad with their new single, 'Oil Rigs. Out May 3 on Valley Heat Records.

Start Together
Start Together are a 4-piece who combine elements from Sonic Youth, The Cure, and Sleater Kinney to form a unique brand of post-punk / shoegaze / guitar wonderfulness. Formed on Mt. Glorious in 2017 the band released 3 singles in 2018 (XMAL Inveigle, Being Born & 9617 GrahamChapman) and have just finished recording a batch of songs for release in early 2019. Always interesting, loud, and rhythmically rich, the band's blend of complex ideas and pop hooks is certain to make its mark on you.

Old Home
Old Home are a talk-jam band from the Sunshine Coast.

The Steady As She Goes
The Steady As She Goes is Tal Wallace. Incorporating...

See Eventfinda for more information.
Uni-Dus Collectable Fair
Date Sat 11th May 2019
An opportunity for visitors to step back in time to browse or buy items from yesteryear with quality items to add to their collection or for home or workplace Deco.
It is a world of Collectables.
Mother's Day at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Surprise Mum this year with a simply delightful lunch out at the stunning O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards.

Choose from either a Gourmet Homestead Picnic Hamper with a chilled bottle of Picnic Bubbles or enjoy a decadent three course lunch including a glass of sparkling for Mum on arrival at either the verandah of their 160 year old historic homestead or in their brilliant and shiny wedding marquee.
Mothers Day
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Come along to Club Services Ipswich to celebrate Mother's Day with a buffet breakfast

Doors open for breakfast at 7.30am. Lunch and Dinner 12-2pm and 5.30-8pm with Longhorn Bar and Grill menu available. Complimentary Glass of bubbles.

Live Entertainment 1pm-5pm. Mum might even win a lucky door prize!
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.
Music Sundays
Date Sun 12th May 2019
With a stage presence well beyond his years and a voice of Rough Velvet, Ryan Sampson has made his mark on the Australian Music Industry. Accompanied by Ben Jenkins, this duo is not to be missed.
Mother's Day Champagne Lunch
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Spoil Mum this Mother's Day with their decadent Mother's Day Champagne Lunch! For AUD59 per person, you'll receive a sparkling or tap beer on arrival with a delicious buffet!

Menu is currently being finalised.

For more information or to book, please email or call them.
Mothers Day Lunch
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Come and spoil your Mum this Mothers day with a creative menu from their amazing Head Chef Mark Naoum.

This five course degustation menu will leave you wanting more. Diners will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling.

This event will book out quickly so don't hesitate - book now. the menu can be found on their website.
Mother's Day: Screen Printing Sunday
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Celebrate with the whole family this Mother’s Day and make a BAD impression with a signature BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD) logo graphic print.

Bring any cotton rich* materials including a t-shirt, tote or other textile item for a free screen-printed BAD design.

A limited range of textiles will be available for purchase on the day. All other materials provided.

*cotton rich: material primarily made of cotton
Mother's Day: Family Tree Collage
Date Sun 12th May 2019
For an inter-generational experience like no other this Mother’s Day, join artist and designer Sam Parsons of Studio Sam as she guides you and your family in the design and creation of a unique collage family tree.

Children, parents and grandparents can collaborate to realise an artwork to take home and treasure.

All collage materials supplied.
Brisbane Marriott Mother’s Day Brunch
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Brisbane Marriott Mother’s Day Brunch

Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day with an indulgent brunch at Brisbane Marriott! Celebrate your mum in style with a welcome Bellini cocktail and delicious sweet and savoury delights.

Brisbane Marriott’s Motion Dining brunch is fit for the entire family and made with love to ensure your mum’s day is extra special!

Call 07 3303 8000 or email Brisbane.reservations@marriott.com to book your Mother’s Day Brunch.

For more information visit https://www.marriott.com.au/hotels/travel/bnedt-brisbane-marriott-hotel/

Details: Brisbane Marriott Mother’s Day Brunch
Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019
Time: 11:30am – 2:30am
Location: Motion Dining – Brisbane Marriott, 515 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Price: Adults $69 Kids 4-12 years $35
Mother's Day Bottomless Brunch at Beirne Lane
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Treat your mum to a Mother's Day Bottomless Brunch that will have her dancing on the table while sipping on her favourite cocktails.

"It's just civilised day drinking" + a little more ;)

All tickets include bottomless brunch + drink packages that range form 1 drink on arrival to 3hr bottomless champagne selected cocktails, spirits, premium beer & wine
Mothers and Mentors Long Lunch
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Say a heartfelt thank you to the inspirational women in your life with their 'Mothers and Mentors Long Lunch'

Last year their special lunch to celebrate mothers and mentors was sold out so they’re planning something equally distinctive this year. It’s still a relaxed, share-plate lunch of innovative seasonal food but with a delicious new 2019 menu. A glass of vintage Blanc de Blanc bubbles is included to toast your special guests.

This is the lunch for women who have inspired our lives. It’s for birth mothers, step-mothers, foster-mothers, grandmothers, partners and mentoring women who have shown us the way, and done it their way. It’s the perfect alternative to the underwhelming and over-commercialised options that are standard fare for Mother’s Day. Let’s open our finest sparkling wine, share a sumptuous feast of imaginative food and celebrate the women who have helped nurture, support and guide us.

Tastes Worthy of Unique Women:
They’ve been creative with a contemporary menu that’s a little bit exotic and a whole lot of Queensland deliciousness.
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!
The Nest
Date Tue 14th May 2019 to Thu 23rd May 2019
They found your pile of barbie heads. They’re keeping them somewhere safe. Look underneath the sink to find what they’ve collected: all we know of woman.

The Nest is a haptic theatrical place where audiences are invited to colour their assorted oddities with their own stories and experiences. Engage in absurd presentations of femininity in an intimate performance gallery where woman can be as alien as she is familiar. An assemblage of incomplete bodies awaits further instruction. They collect these reports together to ask: is anything about being a woman ‘inherent’?

Anywhere Festival 2019.
This show is 18 plus.

Partners to thank:
Special thanks to House Conspiracy.

Please contact Chance Collective directly if you have accessibility requirements.
Haven: Presented by Anywhere Festival and Luminescence
Date Wed 15th May 2019 to Fri 24th May 2019
Haven is a collaborative project between Brisbane-based string group Luminescence and artist Chris Mangos, performing in association with Brisbane's Anywhere Festival 2019 and Woolloongabba Art Gallery.

Experience lush string melodies and a dynamic lighting installation in a space where music and visual art become one.

Haven is a unique musical experience that will take you on a journey, exploring art as a form of escapism. The performance features a specially curated program of contemporary music from internationally acclaimed composers and Brisbane’s very own creative talents. The music is captured by an interactive lighting design, creating a captivating synthesis of sight and sound.

Tickets for these performances are strictly limited so get in early!
Mary and the Murderer - Anywhere Festival
Date Wed 15th May 2019 to Fri 24th May 2019
The Wild West. Mary Fitzgerald, a gunslinging vigilante, has captured Colin, a travelling musician accused of murdering a young woman.

Not everyone believes he did it.

As they wait for the marshal to arrive, will the town decide to let him go free?

The audience will hear from Mary, Colin and local townsfolk as they make their decision. Ultimately, the audience will decide Colin’s fate – freedom or execution.

Mary and the Murderer will be performed at the historic University of Queensland St Lucia campus. Standing in for the Wild West town square is Duhig Gardens, a courtyard between the imposing Forgan Smith and Duhig Tower buildings, off University Drive. The show is being performed as part of Brisbane's Anywhere Festival.
Mettle, Moxie and Melody
Date Wed 15th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
Three modern day damsels-in-distress discover their inner dragons in a musical traversing marriage, sexuality and careers.

Renae is a young mother who learns she can’t rely on her video-game addicted husband. Stella is an overqualified, underemployed phone sales worker who loves to write music. Evie has long concealed her sexuality but a budding romance creates tension with her conservative mother.

This is musical theatre like you’ve never seen before: a beautiful web of intimate moments weaved together with powerful ballads, gutsy show tunes and poetry.

The book, music and lyrics were written by local Brisbane composer, Anina-Marie Warrener. Her work captures exaggerated true experiences and cuts to the core of the hearts of young women. This is a brave new musical theatre work that challenges the norms of the genre.

Join Stella, Renae and Evie on their journey as they discover that they are not damsels-in-distress but really dragons.
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.
Stand Up Comedy With Rebecca De Unamuno
Date Thu 16th May 2019 to Sat 18th May 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: Rebecca De Unamuno
MC: Lindsay Webb
Plus special guests
The Waiting Game
Date Thu 16th May 2019 to Wed 22nd May 2019
The Waiting Game: Come and have a seat, let them tell you a story.

The Waiting Game is The Reaction Theory Company’s debut performance in Anywhere Festival. It will be performed at Cupo, Fortitude Valley and The Daily Planet Café, on May 16, 17, 18 and 22.

The Waiting Game explores the pressure of confronting identity and the past while waiting for your dinner to be served. It is an interactive performance told to you by the waiters serving your table, and what they put on the table is made with love and care. It’s a story about how one waiter found themselves meeting their biological mother for the first time and how they grapple with the confrontation. Would you acknowledge the relationship between mother and son? Or continue as strangers, as waiters and servers?

The cast and creative team are a diverse group of Brisbane creatives. Written by Egan Sun-Bin, directed by Callum Ford, and featuring upcoming actors Owen Green, Sarah Jarvis and Dimitri Politis.
Innocent Bystander Wine Dinner
Date Thu 16th May 2019
In the heart of the Yarra Valley is Innocent Bystander, a young yet exceptional wine experience that burst onto the scene 10 years ago. With a vision of making exceptional quality drops without the ego that often comes with quality wine (Barossa Valley, they're looking at you!), Innocent Bystander is fermented grapes in a glass that we love to drink and share.

On Thursday 16 May they invite you to Pig 'N' Whistle West End for a bespoke four course dinner that will celebrate award-winning wines in their warm and welcoming Dining Room. Hosted by Innocent Bystander's Winemaker, it will be an educational (but not too much) evening with conversation, great food and of course, plenty of wine.

Throughout the duration of the event you will be poured six wines:

- NV Prosecco (Amuse)
- 2017 Chardonnay and 2017 Pinot Gris (Entree)
- 2017 Pinot noir and 2017 Mea Culpa Syrah (Main)
- NV Moscato (Dessert)

The menu has been carefully designed to complement the characters of each wine, promising you the truest Innocent Bystander experience.

For all enquiries please email or call them.
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).
Alicia Bickett Psychic Medium
Date Fri 17th May 2019
An Australian psychic medium, Alicia Bickett is currently touring extensively around Australia, NZ, UK & the USA, with around 100 shows a year. Her second book and oracle card deck are well underway and it all just keeps getting bigger! The show interacts intimately with a live audience and 10 to 20 people are randomly selected to participate. Alicia sees and hears lost loved ones, future lovers, future babies, work direction and occasionally enjoys angelic connections! There are a lot of laughs, a few tears and it’s always an uplifting experience for everyone.
Val Machin Opera Scenes
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sat 18th May 2019
Three striking pieces that put women centre stage weave together to make up the 2019 Val Machin Opera Scenes. Classic extracts from Massenet’s Manon (sung in English), Poulenc’s Dialogue des Carmélites (sung in French) and Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana (sung in Latin and Italian) will be showcased by some of the country’s best young opera singers, conducted by Nicholas Cleobury
and directed by Jacqui Somerville
Flood by Chris Isaacs
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sat 25th May 2019
“It’s going to be the summer of our lives!”

Six 20-something year old’s reunite for a private getaway in the West Australian Outback. Road tripping for hours, they sing at the top of their lungs, coming together as if they had never been apart. Just them, the open road and the land, on a trip that couldn’t go wrong- until it does. Their actions, reactions and how they process the events that follow will change their lives forever.

A part of the 2019 Anywhere Festival, Flood by Chris Isaacs can act as a warning to us as a nation to move forward by exploring identity and the unconscious racial bias in our country.

A night of unique storytelling in the open air at the Mt Coot-Tha Botanical Garden’s Grassy Amphitheatre. Wear your comfiest clothes, bring your camp chair and a thermos of your favourite hot drink and you’re there camping with the gang.

“That night, that piece of dirt out there, we owned it. It was ours.”
Dwell - check in if you dare
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sat 25th May 2019
As part of this years Anywhere Festival, Collectivist invites you to the world premiere of Dwell a show that blends cabaret and narrative, an intimate, outrageous high energy circus and physical theatre experience awaits, do you dare check in? Dwell features a diverse group of Brisbane based performers.

The small audience are voyeurs into the comings and goings of one pay by the hour room at the End of the Road Motel.

Each act must follow three simple rules; Please leave the room as you found it; Your stay is short make the most of it; And please take your baggage with you when you leave.

The results are sexy, dark, funny, strange and unexpectedly sweet. Dwell features nine independent Australian circus acts: Maite Miramontes, Jay Radford, Felix Egger, Rachael Gibson, Maddy Grant, Regan Henry, Elyse Fitzpatrick, Max Heers and Ellen Grow.

As If No-one Is Watching
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
As If No-one Is Watching is part installation, part performance that invites audiences to listen to women’s inner voices and ask what these women keep silent about. The installation is a series of small performance spaces, each one inhabited by a woman in her own world, repeating her private inner thoughts through movement.

Accompanying these performances is a collection of stories by these women, told in their voice, that reflects their diverse realities and experiences.

These stories are accessible via a smart phone compatible website that allows anyone with a smart phone and headphones to listen in. Audiences are given the website address, and the simple navigation, and then they can wander at their own pace to take in the event and access these other, “hidden” narratives for the performance they are watching.

Like walking through a gallery of artworks, or like private rooms in a house, each space is alive with performance and each performance has stories to tell.

Please bring your smart phone and headphones.

Share a picnic before the show and enjoy expansive views of the river from this beautiful location at Newstead House.
A Bonnet for Eliza
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
A Bonnet for Eliza is a spirited musical journey based on facts researched by Gail Mulhern who is the great great granddaughter of Eliza.

Celebrating National Trust Australia 2019 Australian Heritage Festival

About the Play:-
A true story of Eliza Davis, an Irish woman who was to be hanged for the alleged murder of her baby till her sentence was commuted to life in Van Diemen’s Land. After the death of her son in Ireland, she arrived in Australia in 1845. Unable to read or write, she nevertheless proved to be a resilient woman who made a decent and useful life for herself and the nine children she gave birth to in this country.
BAD Curator Tours
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Fri 2nd Aug 2019
BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD) will take over Museum of Brisbane with a multi-dimensional exhibition showcasing both established and emerging artists and designers of Brisbane. BAD celebrates the junctures between art, design and technology, exhibiting works across robotics, object design, performance art, video, installation, virtual reality, ceramics and painting.

For a deeper insight, join Curator Miranda Hine on a BAD tour, as she highlights the exciting established and emerging artists on show, and reveals the curatorial process and framework behind this mammoth celebratory showcase.
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!

Diner en Rouge 2019
Date Sat 18th May 2019
Dîner en Rouge is Mayor Karen Williams' annual fundraiser for Redlanders affected by domestic and family violence. Now in its fifth year, this event has already helped raise more than AUD260,000 thanks to the generosity of the Redlands Coast community.

The dinner, which has grown to one of Redlands Coast’s premier events, will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019 to coincide with Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month and will feature inspirational speakers, exceptional live entertainment, a sumptuous banquet, beverages, silent auction and raffles.

The unique location of Dîner en Rouge is a secret until you arrive in recognition that domestic and family violence often occurs in secret. All proceeds will go towards supporting Redlanders affected by domestic and family violence.

Tickets go on sale Monday 11 March 2019.
Electric 80s
Date Sat 18th May 2019
The best of all the 80s cover bands rolled into one amazing show! A powerhouse performance from this guaranteed-to-please 80’s cover band ‘transports you straight back to the 80s. The incredible 80’s era of music is captured and faithfully reproduced by some of Australia’s best musicians in this premier tribute show.

Every song is a hit in this musical tribute, which includes many dance floor magnet pop classics that epitomise the best of the 80s. From the early electronic 80’s through to the explosion of pop culture songs, this tribute show has it all!
Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup Day
Date Sat 18th May 2019
Be a part of their signature Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup Day as we explore a kaleidoscope of possibilities with a dazzling Fashions on the Field event alongside energetic DJ sets and dynamic roving entertainers.

Taste a variety of tantalizing seasonal food and beverage menus, finely crafted by our executive chefs. Rub shoulders with celebrated raceday ambassadors and continue the party after the last with an array of live entertainment that emulates the style and prestige of this raceday.

But most of all, get set for that thunderous roar of hooves down the trusty Doomben straight with the illustrious Group 1 Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup, supported by an unparalleled racing programme that includes one Group 2 and one Group 3 race.
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.

Roxbury
Date Sun 19th May 2019
Roxbury will be bringing it’s full band line up to the paddock delivering a high energy performance covering classic rock, blues and country for all ages. The whole family can enjoy the great food served till late, both from the kitchen and the outdoor barbecue hut!
Million Paws Walk
Date Sun 19th May 2019
On Sunday 19 May, thousands of people and their pooches will walk together to show their support for the animals of Australia. Million Paws Walk is a fun day out where we celebrate our furry friends and come together to raise much-needed funds to help care for the 250,000 animals who come through our doors each year.

Get barking up the right tree and buy tickets today.

Let’s walk together and raise vital funds to fight animal cruelty.
Great Brisbane Bike Ride
Date Sun 19th May 2019
Best Weather, Best Value, Best Ride!
The Great Brisbane Bike Ride is on again - Sunday 19 May!

If you haven’t registered yet, enter before Wednesday April 17 to take advantage of early-bird prices and stay posted for the launch of their new training program, powered by the team at EnergyLab Triathlon!

Best value: AUD89 per person / AUD79 teams early-bird entry.
Best route: Traffic-free ICB and Coot-tha Challenge.
Best deal: Free professional photos and post-ride massage.

One ride, one goal, one challenge. Choose your category, register your crew, and join them for Brisbane’s ride of the year!
Kings and Queens – Music On Sundays
Date Sun 19th May 2019
Conductor: Fabian Russell Host: Guy Noble Soloist: Jason Redman, trombone

Verdi Nabucco Overture
Lehmann Concerto for Trombone, mvt 1 & 3
J. Strauss JR. Emperor Waltzes
Handel Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon, HWV 67
Elgar Imperial March

We never lose our fascination with royalty, from TV series like The Crown to keeping up with the latest news of royal babies and weddings! In this concert prepare to lose yourself in the opulent and triumphant world of Kings and Queens, with a feast of processions, waltzes and marches, including the ever-popular Entrance of the Queen of Sheba by Handel. We also feature that most noble of instruments, the trombone, in a concerto written especially for our Principal Trombone, Jason Redman.
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.
Anywhere Festival - The Radioplay Hour - Coffin in Studio B
Date Mon 20th May 2019 to Tue 21st May 2019
Nathan Schulz, who bills himself as The Drama Merchant, is returning to Brisbane’s Anywhere Festival with a new "curiosity experiment" called The Radioplay Hour: ‘The Coffin in Studio B’.



The classic radioplay, written by Wyllis Cooper, first aired on radio on July 13, 1932 and at the time of airing, people truly believed they were hearing someone die on the airwaves.

Legend has it, no one has been able to complete the script since the 1930s without falling prey to the curse, but The Drama Merchant, and his cast are going to attempt it under the banner of his live Radioplay Theatre Show: The Radioplay Hour.

Performed in traditional radioplay style, with vocals and sound effects performed live – with some audience involvement, the show be performed as part of Brisbanes Anywhere festival, for two shows only, at Indriya Restaurant, Metropoliton Spring Hill.

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.
Jonathan Lee Organ Recital
Date Tue 21st May 2019
Jonathan Lee, a young Australian organist currently studying in Canberra, with past appearances at the Bowral Autumn Music Festival and the Canberra International Music Festival, his upcoming concert at Brisbane City Hall to play the Willis Pipe Organ will be an experience to be enjoyed by all.
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.
Romiosini and Beyond
Date Wed 22nd May 2019
Mikis Theodorakis is regarded as the greatest orchestral and choral composer in Greece’s musical history. Romiosini and Beyond celebrates his incredible body of work.

Romiosini, composed in 1966, is a cycle of nine well-loved songs for orchestra and voice based on the poetry of Lenin Peace Prize Winner Yiannis Ritsos; music of power and supplication and a moving tribute to Greece.

Theodorakis, who gave us the orchestral and choral masterpieces Axion Esti and Canto General, also composed the music to Zorba the Greek. The concert’s second half, Beyond, is dedicated to the maestro’s most popular songs performed by some of Australia’s best orchestral musicians specially selected for this performance.

Bringing Theodorakis’ music to life in the grandeur of QPAC’s Concert Hall will be international vocal soloist Dimitris Basis, Sydney Concertmaster Dimitris Calligeros, and internationally acclaimed orchestra conductor, composer and arranger (Musical Director and Conductor for the Athens Olympics) George Ellis.
Talking Ideas: Factfulness with Anna Rosling
Date Wed 22nd May 2019
Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.

Join Anna Rosling for an inspiring and revelatory evening, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories in an insistently hopeful and fact-based booster shot for a doom saying, world-weary population.

When asked - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

Factfulness, written by the late Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health and a man who made data sing, together with his son and daughter-in-law and long-time collaborators Ola and Anna Rosling, offers a radical new explanation of why we humans so often get the answers wrong when asked simple questions about global trends and reveals the ten instincts that distort our perspective.

'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.' BARACK OBAMA

‘One of the most important books I've ever read-an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.’ BILL GATES
The Humours of Bandon
Date Thu 23rd May 2019 to Sat 25th May 2019
The Humours of Bandon is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.

On the eve of the Irish Open championship, you'll meet Annie, a 16 year old Dubliner, as she charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life.

Share her mind-numbing commitment and burning desire to win the Irish Open title. Will she win and, if so, in what way?

From the confines of every parochial hall in Ireland, Irish Dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate.

Medals and cups build up in drawing rooms and Riverdance swells a national pride, but the public aren’t privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first place podium.

WINNER Best Theatre Script – Writers’ Guild of Ireland ZeBBie
WINNER of the Little Gem Award – Dublin Fringe Festival
NOMINATED: Best Performer – Dublin Fringe Festival 2016
Stand Up Comedy with Kel Balnaves
Date Thu 23rd May 2019 to Sat 25th May 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: Kel Balnaves
MC: Jenny Wynter
Plus special guests
BADideas: Redefining Authentic Design
Date Thu 23rd May 2019
How do we define notions of originality and authenticity in art and design in an increasingly complex world?

Hosted by ABC Radio’s Rebecca Levingston, the panel will feature timely and insightful reflections from speakers Amanda Lear (Gilimbaa Creative Director/Co-Founder), Jason Bird (Luxxbox Founder and Creative/Managing Director), Sam Daley (Liquid Interactive Product Design Director), Claire Sourgnes (Artisan CEO) and Elisa Jane Carmichael (Artist).

These design leaders will explore topics that range from culturally-informed design processes and commercial copying practices, to maintaining authenticity in a digital environment and co-opting the values of the bespoke and handcraft by the broader design community.
Sydney Hotshots
Date Fri 24th May 2019
Whoohoo! A brand new super-hot super-sexy Sydney Hotshots show is locked and loaded and you’re invited! 2 hours of top performers from the glitzy world of male strippers; toned, fit, and sporting washboard abs and cheeky twinkles in their eyes. This all-male choreographed dance show will have you giggling, blushing and laughing all night long! High-powered dance routines, spectacular lighting, unique costumes and the irresistible blend of sex appeal, humour, games and big personalities.

It’s the ultimate girl’s night out. Leave your worries at the door and come have some fun with the Sydney Hotshots! Grab your gang, and remember—what happens at the club stays at the club!
Be Our Witness at Anywhere Festival
Date Fri 24th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
We’re ready to grow up. Right here, right now. And you’re going to be our witnesses.

What must we do first before we can grow up? What fills the gap between childhood and adulthood? What are we willing to endure in order to cross the threshold from Who We Are Now to Who We Will Become?

In this highly physical, immersive (and sometimes intimate) contemporary performance, you are invited to reflect upon a climate of quarter-life crises and changing milestones for adulthood.

Interwoven with demonstrations of ritual and ceremony ranging from First Time Drunk to Full Blown Sacrifice, you join a group of six young Australians as they navigate the unchartered territory between childhood and adulthood in a contemporary world.

Created by an ensemble of Australia’s leading young innovators, Be Our Witness combines text, physical performance, original music and a shrine or two to investigate everyday and forgotten rituals, rites of passage and our willingness to endure.

Directed by Gina Tay Limpus

Devised and performed by Gabe Francis, Rose Nguyen, Nicole Alexandra, Fortuna Maxima, Heidi Harrison and Ben Adams.
MUSIC BY Pavle Banovic.

Thank you to Backbone, Cupo and Anywhere Festival
Bea in the Basement at Anywhere Festival Brisbane
Date Fri 24th May 2019 to Sat 25th May 2019
Performing as a part of Anywhere Festival 2019, come and check out Australia's new all-female psychological drama!

One moment Bea is walking to university, the next she awakes, locked in a basement. She is not alone.

Gia shares her underground cell. Together the women must learn to survive and decide how to take revenge against their captor.

With just a few boxes of cereal to eat the women know their time is running out and a plan is needed… NOW!

A tale of friendship, resilience and forgiveness. What will it take to make it out?

Vince Jones: A Personal Selection: A Retrospective (and more)
Date Fri 24th May 2019
If there was one voice in Australian jazz more recognised than any other, it would be that of Vince Jones.

A contemporary jazz tour de force, with a revered 20 album international career, Jones returns to Brisbane Powerhouse to share a lifetime of audience favourites plus brand new works.

A leading vocalist, interpreter, trumpet player and composer Vince Jones has entertained and informed audiences for decades with his elite group of musicians. Experience one of Australia’s great jazz vocalists for one night only as he shares A Personal Selection.
Talking Ideas: 2019 Narelle Oliver Lecture with Bruce Pascoe
Date Fri 24th May 2019
Join Bruce Pascoe (Dark Emu) as he delivers this year’s Narelle Oliver Lecture acknowledging the International Year of Indigenous Languages and encouraging us to teach children the truth about Australia’s history.

Pascoe is a long-time student and teacher of Wathaurong language and has worked extensively on the resurrection of the Yuin language understanding that culture is embedded in language.
Thundamentals and Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Date Fri 24th May 2019
Thundamentals and Queensland Symphony Orchestra Present I Love Songs: A Night At The Symphony

Acclaimed Australian hip-hop trio Thundamentals will stage a special one-off show with QSO at The Tivoli - I Love Songs: A Night At The Symphony, re-imagining their acclaimed new album I Love Songs in its entirety, plus playing some of their most loved hits from the past decade, as part of QSO’s cutting-edge music collaboration, WAVE 2019.

WAVE is a series of concerts morphing modern sounds, technology and talent with the classical heritage and strength of the state’s orchestra, together with work from Australia’s hottest names, shining the spotlight on contemporary music and Australian composers and music makers.
BADexperiences: Kellie O'Dempsey Outside the Lines
Date Fri 24th May 2019
Immerse yourself in a haven of colour, light and sound, as performance and installation artist Kellie O’Dempsey places audiences right in the middle of her artwork, which fuses digital drawing, performance, animated video projection and sound.

For BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD), Kellie teams up with sound designer Michael Dick and performers Saara Rappola and Marisa Georgiou to perform new work and engage in discussions about their co-operative making process.
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.
Dust Hustle 8: Queensland Moto Park
Date Sat 25th 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.
KIRIN Stakes Day
Date Sat 25th May 2019
Day three of their legendary Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival presented by TAB will reignite precious memories as they return to Eagle Farm, Queensland’s premier racing destination.

Let’s immerse ourselves in the abundance of experiences at KIRIN Stakes Day, from the carefully curated and exquisite food to the timeless Fashions on the Field and of course, we’ll witness unparalleled thoroughbred horse racing.

The feature Group 1 TAB Kingsford Smith Cup race offers AUD700,000 in prizemoney, ensuring the ultimate pedigreed contest.
The Bureau of Dodgy Dreams
Date Sat 25th May 2019
Part of Anywhere Festival 2019.

A journey into the subconscious with mask puppetry and illusion.

From the archives of unbridled thought comes a series of short-form plays.

Dark, sassy, brutish, and with no two acts alike, these dreamlike vignettes seek to explore the nature of our inner landscape through mask, performance and puppetry.

Stories of lost love, catastrophic whimsy, reckless desire, nature’s revenge, debts to the Devil, and retribution from the Gods.



A theatre performance not to be missed!

BADtours+
Date Sat 25th May 2019
Fancy a bespoke art, design, and food experience distinctive to Brisbane?

With BADtours+, you can up the ante with a curated tour hosted by Beth Jackson (Public Art Curator). Wander through art-filled laneways, public art sites and design hotspots, before taking your taste buds on an adventure, with artisanal food and wine sampling from Brisbane’s culinary heavyweights.
Madman Anime Festival Brisbane 2019
Date Sat 25th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
🎉 The ULTIMATE anime event is returning to BRISBANE!! 🎉

Madman Anime Festival is heading to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, May 25-26 2019.

You can also expect a huge range of awesome new fan and community events, as we're keen to get everyone involved with making MadFest Brisbane truly one of a kind!

Keep up to date with the latest details on the official website. Tickets are available now!
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.
Herb Awareness Fair
Date Sun 26th May 2019
For everyone who wants to learn more about growing and using herbs.
This year they are focusing on the full, rich and diverse flavour of herbs – if you like cooking or eating then your tastebuds will not want to miss this fair! Join them for a fascinating day of herbal discovery. In addition to the usual huge array of herbs and herbal products for sale, they will feature entertainers and herbal experts speaking and demonstrating on the use of herbs with a focus on flavour.

Discover a large variety of medicinal and culinary herbs and plants for sale.
Browse a wide variety of stalls with herbal products including preserves, coffee, teas, spices, skincare, bush foods, wines and all sorts of yummy delights.

Relax and revive at Café Sage for delicious, home baked, herb inspired food and beverages.

Immerse your senses in the delights of tussie mussies.
Learn to propagate herbs at our coffee cup recycling station.
Enjoy a wide variety of free demonstrations, guest speakers, talks and workshops presented by informative Queensland Herb Society members and stall holders.

There will be herb displays galore for you to touch, smell and taste and to learn which herb is which.
The Bardo, Epicurus and The Banshee
Date Sun 26th May 2019
In 'The Bardo, Epicurus and the Banshee' three great singers contemplate the ultimate subject: death.

Pearly Black, Leah Cotterell and Narelle McCoy are three of Brisbane's most loved singers with a combined century of live performances between them. In this concert set they will be sharing three visions of the good death, ranging from the ethics of care in today’s society to haunting Irish keening and the Buddhist sense that death is not the end. Pearly, Leah and Narelle weave humanist, spiritual and magical threads into a beautiful celebration of mortality.

Hildegard and Volmar: St Hildegard, A Monk, His Love and Her Vision
Date Sun 26th May 2019
Experience this once in a lifetime show at Anywhere Festival.

Be transformed by the astonishing story and music of a woman who overcame the odds to become famous and influential in a time when women were expected to be silent and invisible.

Be transported by the spell-binding beauty of Hildegard’s songs, never to be heard in exactly this way again

Be inspired by Hildegard’s incredible strength and determination to make her contribution to the world

Matinees At Solothurn Chapel, Reesville, Maleny (25 May) and Holy Trinity Hall, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane (26 May).
Haunting Vistas – Chamber Players
Date Sun 26th May 2019
Madeleine Dring Trio for flute, oboe and piano

Performed by: Hayley Radke, flute; Sarah Meagher, oboe; Claire Preston, piano

Sculthorpe String Quartet No.12 (From Ubirr)
Performed by: Alan Smith, Jane Burroughs, violin; Nicholas Tomkin, viola; Andre Duthoit, cello

Schubert String Quintet in C, Op.163
Performed by: Alan Smith, Jane Burroughs, violin; Nicholas Tomkin, viola; Andre Duthoit,
Kathryn Close, cello
Introduction to Life Drawing Workshop - May
Date Mon 27th May 2019 to Tue 28th May 2019
Renowned local artist Gaye Dell is offering a two 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

The Two Day Workshop Price includes a catered lunch each day.
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…!”
Darkness To Daylight Challenge
Date Wed 29th May 2019 to Thu 30th May 2019
Darkness to Daylight is a 110 kilometre night run with each kilometre symbolising a life lost to DFV every year. Together, they’re literally bringing the issue of DFV out of darkness and into the daylight. The challenge is held annually at South Bank Parklands during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month. In 2019 Darkness to Daylight will take place on 29 to 30 May.

Participants can run the full 110 kilometres individually or take on the challenge as a team. Alternatively, there is a 10 kilometre and 3 kilometre run in the morning, giving everyone an opportunity to take part.

In 2018, they saw over 2300 people take on the challenge, with most people getting involved through their workplace.

Money raised will support ACEOC to continue their work raising awareness of DFV in the workplace and supporting services on the front line, including children who have had to flee their home to escape violence.
Magpie by Elise Greig
Date Wed 29th May 2019 to Sat 8th Jun 2019
Mordecai, a novelist dealing with a bad review, returns to her family’s Brisbane home for the first time in decades following the death of her father. The home conjures echoes from her distant past: the muggy summers, the smell of rotting mangoes, and the perpetual arguments between her Romani mother and father.

When she discovers her old journal – an innocent tapestry of ideas, drawings, and imaginings – Mordecai is drawn back to 1961 and a long-abandoned investigation into her parent’s unhappiness. Pushed along by her childhood friend Splinter, Mordecai sets out to uncover the long dormant secrets that cursed her family and led to her leaving home at fifteen.

Spanning from young love to aging cynicism, Magpie is a coming-of-age story that will thrill and delight like lemonade ice-blocks and a swim on a hot day.


A METRO ARTS, PLAYLAB AND EG PRODUCTION.
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.
Stand Up Comedy with Mick Meredith
Date Thu 30th May 2019 to Sat 1st Jun 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: Mick Meredith
MC: Aaron Pratt
Plus special guests
Dahlesque
Date Thu 30th May 2019
One of the world’s most masterful storytellers, Roald Dahl has captured the imagination of millions of readers all over the world. In this irreverent and magical concert, Elise McCann (2016 Helpmann Award winner for her role as ‘Miss Honey’ in the hit musical Matilda) performs music inspired by Dahl’s works.

Dahlesque features songs from Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly’s mega-hit musical Matilda, the classic Gene Wilder movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Pasek and Paul’s 2010 musical James and the Giant Peach, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s current hit West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the James Bond theme “You Only Live Twice” and more, all accompanied by the incredible Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra.

Dahlesque is outrageous, uplifting, heart pounding, naughty and imaginative storytelling at its best. It’s a golden ticket for kids and adults of all ages!

Starring Elise McCann
Written by Elise McCann and Richard Carroll
Musical Arrangements by Stephen Amos
Directed by Sheridan Harbridge and Ben Gerrard
Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra: Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
Date Fri 31st May 2019
The Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to welcome American guest conductor Larry Rachleff who will lead the orchestra in an exciting program of American works. The program includes Charles Ives' Decoration Day, which celebrates momentous occasions for America including Washington's Birthday and the Fourth of July, Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring and Béla Bartók's extraordinary Concerto for Orchestra which showcases sections of the orchestra as soloists.
Carnival High Tea
Date Fri 31st May 2019
Celebrate the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival presented by TAB and treat yourself to a morning of leisure and fanfare at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

The guests of the Carnival High Tea will spend the Friday morning before Treasury Brisbane Ladies Oaks Day sipping on sparkling and indulging in a selection of petit fours, canapes and delicate finger sandwiches beautifully displayed on tiered stands.

Once again held in the heritage-listed Tote Room at Eagle Farm Racecourse, keep abreast of the latest Winter trends with the fashion showcase, take home an exclusive goodie bag and have the opportunity to browse a selection of stalls from Brisbane’s most renowned milliners.

Package Includes:

Indulgent sit-down high tea with petit fours, canapes and finger sandwiches
Free flowing sparkling wine
Winter fashion parade with guest speakers
Exclusive Gift Bag per guest
Pop-up millinery stalls
Jack River
Date Fri 31st May 2019
Jack River had an enormous 2018 with the release of her debut album Sugar Mountain to widespread critical acclaim, countless sold out shows and three ARIA nominations. In May of 2019 Jack will tour her Sugar Mountain Ball in the biggest rooms she has ever headlined.

Jack River explains, “To complete the Sugar Mountain dream I am coming out to theatres to have the prom night we all never had. I made this album to be a grand and brilliant sparkly ballroom where you pour your whole heart out on the dancefloor to heal and cry and become strong. This tour will be the realisation of that ballroom where everything will shine and melt and taste like sugar.”

Joining Jack River for the ride is Brisbane pop princess Eves Karydas who’s most recent tracks include 'Further Than The Planes Fly', ‘Wildest Ones' and ‘Couch’. Opening proceedings across all shows will be Gold Coast local San Mei, who’s guitar-heavy, delay-ridden, dreamy pop can be heard on tracks ‘Wonder’, ‘Heaven’ and ‘Two Planets’.
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!
Treasury Brisbane Ladies' Oaks Day
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
The tradition of Treasury Brisbane Ladies' Oaks Day is renowned as Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival presented by TAB’s most glamorous raceday.

Tailored and timeless racewear will be on show as the best dressed contest the Fashions on the Field stage. Not just for the ladies, it’s also a day for the men to step up in the style stakes.

On the track, you’ll witness history in the making with the running of the distinguished Group 1 Treasury Brisbane Queensland Oaks.

Then celebrate with new and old friends after the last race with live entertainment as we toast to another Queensland winter sunset trackside at Doomben Racecourse.
Annual Display of Rocks Gems and Minerals
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
This is their popular Annual display of Rocks Gems and Minerals. They will also be having their usual stall selling items for the collector. There will be the usual sausage sizzle, tea and coffee. Children are most welcome this is a family affair. A gold coin donation is all that is required to see the display.
Pig Day Out Beer Festival
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
What beats great beer, delicious food and live music? All of the above with free entry. Round your brew-loving pals and head to Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside this June for the inaugural Pig Day Out!

- Saturday 1 June
- From 11am
- Free entry!

Enjoy the company of some of the country’s best breweries including Balter, Little Creatures, Young Henrys and Coopers. They’re adding to the lineup daily so head across to the Riverside Facebook page to keep in the know. Fancy a cider instead? There will be plenty of that to throw down too.

Live tunes will be courtesy of Jack Bratt from 12pm to 3pm and Dave Orr from 3pm to 6pm.

For all enquiries or group bookings please call or email them.
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'.
Music Sundays
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
The big big voice of Big Mama returns. With almost 20 years of performance experience under her belt, the larger than life songstress and Mr and Mrs G regular is a class act.

Big Mama’s musical roots stem from the smooth styling’s of Soul music and the gritty lyrics of the Blues to the upbeat melodies of infectious African music.

She’s got soul, she’s got attitude and she’s bringing sexy back with her band Sexy Soul.
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.
Carnival Members' Cocktail Party
Date Thu 6th Jun 2019
The annual tradition of the Carnival Members’ Cocktail Party is fast becoming one of the highlights of the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival. Guests celebrate Queensland’s most illustrious week of racing with fellow Member's and racing’s elite.

Positioned in The Birdcage Marquee at Eagle Farm Racecourse, enjoy the canapes and live entertainment with a quencher in hand, and gear up for the Stradbroke Handicap with exclusive insights and tips from some of the special guest trainers that are in the running for the Cup.

Package Includes:

Gourmet canapes
Three hour beverage package including selected beer, wine, sparkling and soft drink
Live entertainment
Stand Up Comedy with Rusty Berther
Date Thu 6th Jun 2019 to Sat 8th Jun 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: Rusty Berther
MC: Fiona McGary
Plus special guests
Museum Twilight Market
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019
The Museum Twilight Markets is Ipswich's event destination!

BrisStyle is back with their signature range of handmade and one-off craft items.

BrisStyle’s famous Museum Twilight Markets will move inside and be set amongst the exhibitions of The Workshops Rail Museum for this special winter market.

Set in the grounds of the historic Ipswich Railway Workshops, and located just 40 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, you'll have a great time exploring the venue as the sun sets over the workshops and the fairy lights twinkle in the trees. Free on street parking available.

You can enjoy a cool beverage as you enjoy browsing the huge variety of 100% locally handmade market stalls. You will find unique, quality handmade items with no imported goods, onsold, offshore or mass-produced items available for sale.

Entry is just $2 per person with children under the age of 15 free with an accompanying adult.

Support Ipswich's thriving creative community and enjoy a night out at the Museum Twilight Markets!

Includes entry to the Obsessed: Compelled to Make exhibition, featuring works from 14 Australian artists and the stories behind their creations, from concept to choice of material and technique.
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.
Choirboys - The Hits Live + 6 pack of hits from Creedence Clearwater Revival - Gaythorne
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019
Choirboys authentic pub rock icons, have given us a swag of enduring Australian pub rock anthems such as Run To Paradise, Boys Will Be Boys, Never Gonna Die and more.

The lads have embarked on a new venture to bring us the six pack of classic hits.

Creedence Clearwater Revival recorded and performed in their own inimitable style. This first six-pack is an indulgence.....homage ...… acknowledgment..... a salute to six of the best songs from Creedence Clearwater Revival. Not only have Choirboys recorded these hits but they have decided to take them to a small number of selected venues for the full live experience - loud sweat driven, gritty and in your face!

BADexperiences: The Huxleys
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019
Get up close and personal with the formidable performance art duo The Huxleys, as they take you inside their iridescent hyper-real world of arresting shapes, lurid colour and extreme theatrics, backed by an ethos of glamorous androgynous abandon.

With a shared background in costume design, photography, video and performance, Will and Garrett Huxley have together presented installations, fashion shows, performances and photography across the globe, including Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, Berlin and Brisbane.

For BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD), The Huxleys will activate the entire Museum with a roving performance, followed by an artist talk where they unpack their expansive practice.
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.
TAB Stradbroke Day
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
The Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival presented by TAB culminates with the jewel in their crown, the exhilarating TAB Stradbroke Day.

The epitome of glitz and glamour, it’s the perfect day to dress to the nines and embrace the Sport of Kings, trackside at heritage-listed Eagle Farm Racecourse.

They’ll do it all in exquisite style as the food on offer takes centre stage with a decadent winter menu finely crafted by their celebrated Brisbane Racing Club Executive Chefs.

Be a part of racing history as you witness the running of the legendary 1,400 metre TAB Stradbroke Handicap, one of racing’s most distinguished races.

Rub shoulders with racing royalty as we make everlasting memories trackside at Queensland’s premier racing destination, Eagle Farm Racecourse.
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
PCYC embRACE
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
Join them on Sunday 9 June for the ultimate fun challenge!

You have one Hour to embRACE the challenge. Take on giant inflatable obstacles and complete fun challenges while walking or running the 2.5 kilometre course.

How many laps can you do?

Celebrate your success afterwards at a free family friendly festival open to all in Dauth Park. Hosted by network 10 sports presenter Jono Williams the festival will have something for everyone with live entertainment, indigenous games, rock-wall and more.
Unearthing Gems
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
FEATURING
Violin: Brendan Joyce, Sally-Ann Djachenko, Anne Horton, Jason Tong
Viola: Elizabeth Lawrence, Anna Colville
Cello: Nathan Smith
Double Bass: Marian Heckenberg

WHAT TO EXPECT
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
Monster High Mini Market
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
Who Remembers Monster High. Just 10 short years ago this amazing line of fashion dolls broke out of their coffins and smashed the expectations of fashion doll fans. Meet up with other Monster High Fans and maybe find that chase doll that completes your life.

You can sell or trade Monster High Dolls licensed and fan made merchandise on the day provided you book and pay for your space. The host Rare and Pretty Dolls will have a large Mint in Box collection for sale or trade on the day.

Some parking available on site.
Creative Arts - Painting /Drawing Workshop Experience - June
Date Mon 10th Jun 2019 to Wed 12th Jun 2019
Gaye Dell, renowned local artist is offering a series of creative workshops over three days which stimulate the artist in all of us using simple tools but spectacular locations.

Using the exquisite beauty and unique experiences Tamborine Mountain has to offer, she 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.

She specialises in small groups to ensure not only a fun time, but an educational experience.

Each participant will leave the mountain (hopefully to return soon) with a feeling of serenity, a smile and a framed piece of art they have created.

Fun learning in a one-on-one and group environment. You will enjoy:
- Creative play and sharing
- Critical visualisation
- Art practise and development
- A take-home framed, personally created piece of art

There is a small amount of walking however the rainforest walk is a very easy walk of just two kilometres return to Curtis Falls waterfall and just a stroll along Gallery Walk. Age is not a factor and only moderate fitness is required for the rainforest walk.

The Three Day Workshop price includes a catered lunch where indicated.
Come See Do – Three Peaks Challenge
Date Mon 10th Jun 2019 to Fri 14th Jun 2019
Combine your joy of hiking and adventure on the ultimate 5-day guided walking adventure in South-East Queensland’s spectacular Scenic Rim. Climb Queensland’s most impressive mountains, Mt Gillies, Mt Maroon and Mt Barney, and soak up the truly magnificent views of the Australian bushland. In between hikes enjoy the comforts of delicious home cooked meals, comfy beds and gorgeous local wine. If you have a good level of fitness and are looking for an adventure, join us in June for the Three Peaks Challenge.
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.
Rock Choir: QPAC Choir Showcase Concert
Date Tue 11th Jun 2019
Get ready to rock as the QPAC Choir and the QPAC Youth Choir present their annual showcase concert for 2019 – Rock Choir.

Following on from their previous successful showcase concerts 30 Years of Musicals, A Soul Celebration, ABBA: Thank You For The Music and last year’s Pop Goes The 80s, the QPAC Choir expands their repertoire to the next level by taking a series of classic rock songs and giving them the four part harmony choral treatment.

Rock Choir will see songs performed from artists such as Bon Jovi, Queen, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, The Doobie Brothers, Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys, Prince and many more hits!

Featuring a live 10-piece rock band and special guest artist performances by the Bachelor of Musical Theatre students from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University; and dancers from Dance Merge Theatre.

This QPAC Choir Showcase concert will definitely make choirs feel cool.
Christopher Wrench - Organ Recital
Date Tue 11th Jun 2019
Internationally acclaimed Brisbane organist Christopher Wrench will be performing a classical concert on the heritage listed Henry Willis Pipe Organ. A regular performer at festivals throughout Australia and on the world stage, this is a concert not to be missed.
Talking Ideas: A Journey to Viking Iceland with Kári Gíslason
Date Wed 12th Jun 2019
Embark on a journey to Iceland and into the fierce lives of the Vikings, when Kári Gíslason (The Promise of Iceland and co-author of Saga Land with Richard Fidler) shares one of the great saga stories of the north.

This is a tale of exile, and of a family that a thousand years ago was forced to settle in the remote Westfjords of Iceland. They built a farm, fell in love and married. And discovered that life in their new home would not be a peaceful one.

In 2018, Kári travelled back to his birthplace and into the footsteps of the Viking settlers. He went in search of people whose stories are still loved. The sagas are the national treasures of Iceland, and monuments of world literature. But they are not just stories of exile. At their heart, the sagas are also tales of belonging and return.



Join Kári for an evening of dazzling storytelling, sounds and images as he takes us to the extraordinary landscapes and sagas of the Vikings.

Tenori: Timeless
Date Thu 13th Jun 2019
Why do some songs stand the test of time?

David Kidd, Craig Atkinson and Andrew Pryor share a collection of enduring classics from the worlds of Opera, Music Theatre, Pop and Jazz.

Tenori have established themselves as a national touring force, travelling the length and breadth of Australia. The lads have been working hard on a new album and are excited to share fresh versions of songs by Puccini, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lloyd-Webber, Simon & Garfunkel, Verdi and Peter Allen (to name a few), with a three-piece band.
Stand Up Comedy with Jarred Fell
Date Thu 13th Jun 2019 to Sat 15th Jun 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: Jarred Fell
MC: Kat Davidson
Plus special guests
Drawing the Body: BAD Fashion Series
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019 to Fri 9th Aug 2019
Our popular MoB Makers: Drawing the Body series returns to Museum of Brisbane throughout BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD) with a focus on Brisbane’s emerging fashion designers.

Hone your fashion illustration skills with a different emerging designer as they model their designs and discuss their practice, process and inspirations.

These sessions are facilitated by local fashion and costume designer Leigh Buchanan.
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!

Redcliffe KiteFest
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 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.

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.
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.

Binna Burra Lodge Wild Walk: Mt Wagawn
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019
Looking for a unique and challenging experience? Hike off-track with experienced eco-guides on one of their full-day Wild Walk once a year adventure: Mt Wagawn!

Walks are limited to a maximum of 10 people. Private groups are welcomed. These are full-day walks and a moderate to high fitness level is required.
Welcome to the Whales
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
Join them as they welcome the first whales of the season to Moreton Bay through a beautiful whale wishes ceremony, where patrons can place a white pebbles on the gorgeous sand sculpture to wish safe passage to all whales entering Moreton Bay waters.

This new extension to KiteFest's already fun fill program, will include interactive science activities, workshops, sand sculptures, marine talks and more. Entry is included in Redcliffe KiteFest ticket price.
Cheese-Making Workshop – Halloumi and Feta
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019
Learn to make Halloumi and Feta—quickly and easily! The class is perfect for the complete beginner or seasoned cheesemaker. This is a 100 per cent hands-on cheese making workshop where you will learn about milk selection for cheese making, inoculating and renneting the milk, and finally how to turn the curd into cheese.

There will be a demonstration for making Brie cheese.

This cheese making workshop provides numerous opportunities for everyone to get hands-on, and up-close at all stages throughout the class. The workshop aspect allows you to take notes and really take in the information, whilst the hands-on opportunities will have you feeling confident in your own ability to make these delicious cheeses at home.

The workshop is conducted at the Albion Peace Centre, 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor. The techniques learnt can easily be applied outside of the course so that you can make your own cheeses at home. This workshop is designed to be informative, and just as importantly, fun and relaxing. Lastly, you will leave with the motivation, confidence and knowledge to get started on your own cheese-making journey.



Class sizes limited to 8.

Ruthie Henshall: Live and Intimate
Date Tue 18th Jun 2019 to Wed 19th Jun 2019
Ruthie Henshall is one of the most celebrated performers in the history of London theatre. Ruthie Henshall: Live and Intimate, her first solo tour of Australia, will play in Sydney and Brisbane this June. Tickets on general public sale in both cities on Thursday 28 March.

This new and intimate show is a rare opportunity to see this dazzling star up close and personal, reinterpreting highlights from her acclaimed career as well as exploring the work of other iconic artists including Stephen Sondheim and Carole King to The Beatles and Barbra Streisand.

Ruthie Henshall’s multi-award winning career has seen her star in the most popular musicals of the past 30 years in the West End and on Broadway, from her iconic appearance as Fantine in Les Misérables (including the tenth anniversary concert) to Cats, Miss Saigon, Crazy For You, She Loves Me (Olivier Award), Marguerite, Oliver!, A Chorus Line, Putting It Together, Billy Elliot (including the world-wide cinema release) and her legendary appearance as both Roxie and Velma in Chicago in the West End and on Broadway. She has also enjoyed tremendous success in plays, in concert and on television. Her recordings include four solo albums and numerous cast recordings.
Mediums! Ezio and Michelle De Angelis
Date Thu 20th Jun 2019
Back in Ipswich by popular demand, Ezio and Michelle are Australia’s number one husband and wife psychic team. Join them for an inspiring evening of connections to the other side!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
EPIC – Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019 to Sat 22nd Jun 2019
EPIC will be the concert event of 2019, celebrating the new alongside the much loved – it launches Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier’s tenth album, The Words Of Men and pairs it with 1993’s ARIA Award Winning and Gold selling record, Bitch Epic.

Deborah Conway met Willy Zygier in October 1991 when she needed a guitarist to tour her debut solo album String of Pearls. They began a personal and professional relationship that has flourished for the last 27 years producing ten albums and three daughters.

Their first creative output was very successful, a compelling collection of songs that spawned a number of radio hits including “Alive and Brilliant”, “Today I Am A Daisy” and “Consider This”.

The Words Of Men is their latest recording. Recorded live to capture the vitality and beauty of the chemistry Deborah and Willy share with their band. It reflects one of the most creative bursts in their renowned 27 year collaboration, traversing a wide range of themes against the backdrop of the strange circumstances we find ourselves in as the 21st century progresses.
Nick Offerman – All Rise Tour
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019
Award-winning US comedian, actor and writer Nick Offerman is returning down under this June for the first time since 2016 with his brand new live show, 'All Rise'.

All Rise is an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will compel you to chuckle whilst urging you to brandish a better side of humanity than the one to which we have grown accustomed. Genuflection optional: in my church, you kneel as you please!

"My aim in this undertaking is to encourage my fellow Homo Sapiens to aim higher in life than the channels of consumerism would have us imagine," said Offerman.

"It’s a proper revival suggesting the existence of a higher power in the land than commerce, one that will cause you to pop, lock and rejoice! Come on down and hear the good news that will make you go jingle-jangle in your juice box."

Offerman is an accomplished entertainer known for Parks and Recreation (2009), The Founder (2016) and Fargo (2014).
Confetti and Chaos at Brisbane Golf Club
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019
This is the worst wedding reception you’ll ever go to… and everyone is invited!

A five-star dining experience with fun and mayhem bursting from the seams of a wedding dress. This completely immersive and entirely original comedy pulls out all the stops – including quick-fire character changes and quick-fire laughs. It’s another mad interactive show by the makers of the international hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, and it’s coming your way – appearing in Brisbane in June 2019.

Audiences become guests caught in the crossfire of this classic English celebration gone wildly wrong. Organised by the bride’s mother, this two-hour party is full to the brim with surprises and less-than civilised guests, with secrets spilling out as family members bust in, bust up and bust a move.

It’s a night that comes crammed with comedy and chaos, and even a three-course meal, a confetti-filled experience that features four top-flight performers playing nine characters in a whirlwind of laughter, love and tears.

- ‘Pumped to bursting with energy, filled with hilarity and a riot of epic proportions, it is impossible not to fall madly in love with this immersive event.’ BroadwayWorld, Edinburgh Fringe
Stand Up Comedy with Joel Ozborn
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019 to Sat 22nd Jun 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: Joel Ozborn
MC: Steven J Whiteley
Plus special guests
people+artist+place
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019
Brisbane has many nicknames, from the River City and New World City, to the Sunshine State capital and the home of the Queenslander house. But what makes Brisbane special as a city? And what do locals really think? Join people+artist+place Co-Directors Jenna Green and Marisa Georgiou, along with their creative collaborators, as they unravel ‘The Brisbane Aesthetic’ from the various perspectives of locals and visitors. Engage in discussions and hear conversations collected from the community as part of Jenna and Marisa’s month-long Museum residency during BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD).

Join Marisa, Jenna and their collaborators post-residency as they reflect on their time at Museum of Brisbane and share their findings.
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.
Tattersall's Tiara Race Day
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
Tattersall's Tiara Race Day on Saturday 22 June will feature the Group One Sky Racing Tattersall's Tiara Cup along with eight more races in a jam packed day at Eagle Farm Race Course.

Tattersall's Annual Fashions on the Field competition will take place with great prizes for the best dressed male and female as well as runner ups, including tickets to Singapore thanks to Singapore Airlines.

Live entertainment will keep you busy throughout the day.
Puttin' On The Ritz
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
Dig out your sequins, put on your glad rags and slip into your dancing shoes. It’s time to head back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Following the huge success of their 2017 debut Australian tour, Puttin’ On the Ritz is back by popular demand and gliding its way across Australia in May and June for an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of some of the most iconic music of all time.

Presented by Mellen Events, Puttin’ On the Ritz delivers all the razzamatazz and style, celebrating the most famous songs which hark back to the glory days of Hollywood. This wonderful extravaganza features a 16-strong stellar cast of West End stars including six multi-talented vocalists and 10 energetic dancers.
Tattersall's Tiara Raceday
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
Enjoy Tattersall's Tiara Raceday with friends and don't miss a minute of the action including live racing, trackside entertainment, world-class hospitality and Fashions On The Field competitions.
BADexperiences: Multimedia Drawing Workshop with Kellie O'Dempsey
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019 to Sat 20th Jul 2019
Prepare to draw outside the lines, as performance and installation artist Kellie O’Dempsey leads a multimedia workshop, where participants become creators, exploring the process of drawing into projection as they experiment with cinematic collage.

Workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.
The Gathering
Date Sun 23rd Jun 2019
The Gathering brings the wider community together in celebration of Celtic music, culture and performance.

In the spirit of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, against the historic backdrop of Ipswich, visitors will witness the colour and spectacle of the Queensland Pipe Band Championships, featuring 250 of Australia’s pipe band competitors.

A Highland dancing competition, Celtic music, lost arts and a medieval re-enactment will also feature at this annual Highland gathering of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Spanish, Cornish Celtic cultures.

Visitors can also sample Haggis, learn how to play the bagpipes and even participate in the strong man style Highland games, featuring the caber toss, kilted dash and tug-of-war.

Bring the whole clan along and discover Celtic heritage and historic Ipswich at The Gathering at Ipswich Turf Club.
Book Signing at The Gathering
Date Sun 23rd Jun 2019
Brisbane author, Carmel McMurdo Audsley, will be signing her books at The Gathering. Carmel's books are all set in Scotland and Australia, and include historical fiction, crime and true crime.
Music Sundays
Date Sun 23rd Jun 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
Out of Abingdon create a soulful atmosphere, a sound filtered from influences including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kenny Burrell, Bjork and Nina Simone, their understated elegance draws the listener in. They have independently recorded and released four albums. Tina’s ethereal vocals and grooving double bass together with Warwick’s husky vocals and fearless expressive guitar creates dynamic interplay and a stage presence that's smoking hot!
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.
Maurice Clerc - Organist
Date Tue 25th Jun 2019
Maurice Clerc - a French classical trained organist, well renowned for his brilliant technique, faultless virtuosity and emotive style of playing. An international performer, travelling extensively around the world having been involved in more than 1000 concerts, festivals, instructional classes and improvisations.

Maurice is currently the organist of the Grand Organ of the cathedral in Dijon and is actively involved as a teacher at the Conservatory of Dijon in the Musical Training Section.
A delightful afternoon's entertainment showcasing the Brisbane City Hall's heritage listed Henry Willis Pipe Organ.

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.
Musica Viva Presents: Doric String Quartet
Date Wed 26th Jun 2019
The Doric String Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. Whether tackling the delicate nuances of earlier composers, or embracing the dramatic gestures of contemporary ones, the Dorics provide a captivating blend of sophistication and passion.

Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium
26th June, 7pm
Stand Up Comedy with Jonathan Atherton
Date Thu 27th Jun 2019 to Sat 29th Jun 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: Jonathan Atherton
MC: Mark McConville
Plus special guests
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.
West End Film Festival
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Sat 29th Jun 2019
West End Film Festival (WEFF) is an Australian short film competition held in one of Brisbane's most vibrant communities, West End. WEFF was established in 2009 by a group of local filmmakers focused on supporting grassroots filmmakers and continues to connect with this founding objective today. Forging relationships with local communities, and encouraging collaborations among artists, the festival highlights the importance of creativity and connection. WEFF has grown to be one of Brisbane's most eclectic, enlightening, and empowering film festivals, celebrating the community, culture, and diversity that is uniquely West End.
Brisbane Pregnancy Babies and Children’s Expo
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Sun 30th Jun 2019
At the Expo you can chat face-to-face with a wide range of Exhibitors to gain up-to-date, expert advice on the early years of parenting. You can also see, touch, try and buy the products and services that best suit your needs, from the biggest and most well loved brands. Discover all you need to know for you, your pregnancy or young child!

Their Exhibitors and experts will be on hand to guide you through birthing options, breastfeeding, newborn care, safety and so much more, all associated with your pregnancy or bundle of joy. You can be confident you're accessing up-to-date information, as well as the latest products and services for your pregnancy, and for your baby as they grow.
Pregnancy Babies & Children's Expo
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Sun 30th Jun 2019
At the Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expo, you can chat face-to-face with our wide range of exhibitors to gain up-to-date, expert advice on conception, pregnancy, and the early years of parenting. You can also see, touch, try and buy the products and services that best suit your needs. Discover all you need to know for you, your pregnancy or young child!

Hundreds of exhibitors, including the biggest brands in Australia, provide a great mix of expert advice and parenting tips with the latest products related to your pregnancy and baby. Get up-to-date information from trusted industry experts and ask questions at our free talks and hands-on workshops. You can hear expert speakers talk on a range of topics important to your pregnancy or the care of your baby. You can even come more than once as your ticket gains you entry for every day of the expo.

There is always a vast range of innovative products on display for whatever stage of the parenting journey you are at. Discover something new and try before you buy, there is even a parcel minding service so you can be...

See Eventfinda for more information.
L'amante Anglaise
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Sat 29th Jun 2019
A dismembered corpse is dropped from a railway viaduct onto passing trains below…all except the head. A chilling story of a brutal murder in small town France, L'amante Anglaise is an edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller from celebrated French author, Marguerite Duras.

Based on a true event, this beautifully poignant and emotionally powerful portrait of lost passion stars Rob Meldrum and Green Room award-winner Jillian Murray as Pierre and Claire, ordinary human beings living ordinary lives until catastrophe occurs. Over the course of the drama, they effortlessly reveal the beauty and brutality of their inner selves, taking you right inside the heart and mind of the perpetrator in a fascinating and compelling true crime story.

Written by Marguerite Duras
Starring Rob Meldrum and Jillian Murray
Directed by Laurence Strangio
Disney On Ice Celebrates Mickey and Friends
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Mon 1st Jul 2019
Grab your mouse ears and get ready to party because Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends is skating into Australia and arriving in Brisbane from June 28 to July 1! The spectacular ice show celebrates 90 years of the one and only Mickey Mouse and honours Walt Disney’s legacy by bringing acclaimed stories to life on the ice, including the highly anticipated arrival of Disney’s Moana, for the first time on the ice.

This year, Mickey Mouse is joined by Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy on a journey to discover his favourite memory of all time. Using Mickey’s “Mouse Pad”, the show’s hosts encourage fans to be part of the action and help the gang venture though Disney stories, sharing memorable moments from treasured tales. Along the way, families sail away with Moana as she displays courage to save her island on a high-seas adventure with the demigod, Maui.

Families will continue the journey to the wintry world of Arendelle as royal sisters Anna and Elsa discover true love and experience the mysterious magic of Fantasia as a Sorcerer’s Apprentice makes brooms come to life.
BOO Seeka Millennium Drive Tour - Brisbane
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019
The road is the spiritual and literal home for BOO Seeka with the pair of dream-tronic beatmakers heading out on the Millennium Drive tour in support of fiery new single 'Millennium Drive'.

With an infectious live show that brings out an explosive energy impossible to replicate on record, BOO Seeka are ready to test-drive upcoming releases on new audiences across the nation. Taking 'Millennium Drive' for a spin, they'll hit eleven locations in June and July ahead of the release of their second album - the follow up to 2017's hugely successful 'Never Too Soon'.

Recently surpassing 50 million streams, BOO Seeka's catalogue has dominated national airwaves, speakers and headphones everywhere since their since their inception in 2015. Lyrics to tracks like 'Does This Last', 'Turn Up Your Light', 'Humans' and 'Deception Bay' are now ingrained in the Australian indie music fan vernacular. Also making waves abroad, their music has received airplay on stations such as KCRW (USA), and on XFM in the UK.

They're joined on all 'Millennium Drive' Australian Tour shows by good friend and party starter TUKA for this winter jaunt that will be anything but chill.
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 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.
Wynnum Central Beach Volleyball
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Sun 11th Aug 2019
The Beach Volleyball program in consultation with five-time Olympian Natalie Cook is structured through the winter months of July and August when the Wynnum Wading Pool is drained for general maintenance.

They offer free to the Community and Beach Volleyball players a high standard of quality courts, 112 tonnes of “A Grade” recreational beach sand trucked into the venue which becomes known as the Wading Pool Beach Arena .
Toni Childs - Retrospective
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019
​Relive your best musical memories with Toni Childs’ greatest hits live in concert.

Join the legendary Toni Childs for a special two-hour performance as she celebrates her 30 year anniversary of Union.

Toni will be performing hits and fan favourites from Union, House of Hope, The Woman’s Boat and Keep the Faith.

The second hour of the concert will be your introduction to Toni’s new music, from two very special albums It’s All a Beautiful Noise and Citizens of the Planet. Because You’re Beautiful to name a few. Don’t miss this chance to experience these great hits live in concert plus Toni’s latest songs.

‘Evocative, evanescent music that allows you to immerse yourself and drift away’ Rolling Stone

You can book your tickets in person at RPAC Box Office, by phone or online.
Your Local Wedding Guide Brisbane Expo
Date Sun 30th Jun 2019
All weddings are unique, so whether you're dreaming of a bohemian, rustic, vintage or modern wedding style, let them help turn your dreams into reality. They don't cater to any one 'style' - everyone is welcome!

When you visit a Your Local Wedding Guide Expo, you'll be inspired by new products and ideas, listen to live music, see gorgeous fashion parades plus go in the draw to win great prizes! Register Online for Free Tickets to their Brisbane wedding expo at 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills in the air-conditioned comfort of the Royal International Convention Centre. Loads of inspiration in a friendly and fun atmosphere!

Showcasing reception venues through to cars, beauty, gowns, cakes, photographers, entertainment and much, much more, their amazing expo is one of the longest running, Brisbane based wedding expos. They will help you plan your wedding using the most reliable and trusted wedding industry suppliers from Brisbane and South-East Queensland.

See you there!

BADexperiences: Empty Lamps
Date Sun 30th Jun 2019
Brighten up your day with a lamp-making workshop by Empty Lamps designer Murray Thorpe.

Learn how to construct, join and finish your very own wooden lamp based on Murray’s signature collection, using Tasmanian Oak and recycled timbers.

The best bit? Thorpe will wire up your new design, so you can take it home to enjoy.
Kids Dig It! Medieval Family Fun
Date Mon 1st Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
The Abbey Medieval Festival is the premier annual event in the Moreton Bay Region, of Queensland, which focuses on an accurate depiction of life in the medieval period. Each year 30,000 visitors converge on the site to enjoy this spectacular event. Kids are a huge part of the festival and so much so that they have dedicated an entire week to them!

Travel back in time… or just come to Caboolture’s award winning Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology to join in all day activities including the Abbey signature events of Archaeology and Archery.

Get a little more involved this year with dress-up including a costume competition, a Knight Fight – learn about medieval combat, needlework masterclass and an Illuminating Letters Master class.

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.
Dr Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
Date Thu 4th Jul 2019
​Two bored kids, one rainy day, and one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat … More than 50 years after it was written, The Cat in the Hat remains a much-loved children's book. It has now been transformed into a zany, imaginative play and it’s on its way to Australia, after a smash-hit tour of New Zealand.

The Cat in the Hat interrupts a rainy afternoon with his unexpected visit to Sally and her brother. Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish is astounded and concerned, but this cat will not be deterred.

Spoiler alert: things run amuck, and quickly.

You can book your tickets in person at RPAC Box Office, by phone or online.
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.
Le Cordon Bleu: Le Festival - Brisbane French Festival
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
Calling all lovers of France!

Don’t miss one of Australia’s biggest French events of the year right here in Brisbane! Join us at Le Cordon Bleu- Le Festival 2019 from 5th to 7th July for a weekend in France like no other.

We can promise a variety of French “délicatesses” for you to enjoy. From gastronomy masterclasses to flowing champagnes and French wines or classic French cuisine, we’ve got you covered for a feast “à la Française”. Take a stroll through the famous French market and peruse genuine goods straight from the “Héxagon” before whiling the night away with hours of premier acts and French melodies.

For all of you wanting an authentic French experience, look no further than South Bank this July. So put on your beret and fancy stripes and let us whisk you away to France for a few days!

“A très bientôt”

OPENING HOURS
Fri 5th July - 5pm to 10pm
Sat 6th July - 9am to 11pm
Sun 7th July - 9am to 6 pm
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.

BADexperiences: Botanical Watercolours with Paper Hands
Date Sat 13th Jul 2019
Channel your inner DIY powers by joining artist and Paper Hands illustrator Holly Neilson in an energetic watercolour workshop that captures her everyday kooky humour.

In this BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD) workshop, Holly will guide you through basic watercolour techniques and tips, working up to a botanical watercolour worthy of your lounge wall. Workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.
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.
My Brilliant Divorce
Date Wed 17th Jul 2019 to Thu 18th Jul 2019
A radiantly witty one-woman comic drama that explores how to cope when the world you've built, spectacularly comes crashing down.

Divorced and abandoned by her irritatingly round-headed husband of many years after he dumped her for a younger woman, Angela (Mandi Lodge) is left to deal with an empty nest, a disapproving mother, a misogynist lawyer, some dubious counsellors, a bad case of hypochondria and the spectre of poverty. But, if you don't laugh you'll cry, and so with only the family dog Axal for company, Angela mourns her marriage, picks up the pieces, and learns to live whole again.

Starring Mandi Lodge
Directed by Denny Lawrence
The Interactive Minds Digital Summit 2019
Date Wed 17th Jul 2019
Now in its seventh year, The Digital Summit returns in 2019 as a full day event in Brisbane, bringing the best brains in marketing together for an epic day of learning, inspiration and connection!

The Digital Summit is the must-attend conference in Australia for modern marketers who want to stay up to date, discover best practice techniques, and connect with the brightest minds in the industry. With two international keynote speakers, plus a stellar range of marketing leaders from across the country, the Summit covers the latest topics and tactics that every marketer needs to know to stay ahead.

We’ll be discussing topics from content to data, transformation to organisation buy-in. With presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities, you’ll walk away with both validation and fresh thinking to guide your approach.

Early bird tickets include access to all sessions across the day including two international keynote speakers, a stellar range of marketing leaders from across the country sharing their expertise, plus full catering and networking drinks at the end of the day!

With extra discounts for group bookings, why not bring the whole team? Or access exclusive benefits and...

See Eventfinda for more information.
Matador
Date Thu 18th Jul 2019 to Sat 20th Jul 2019
Inspired by a tale as old as time, Matador is a fiery fusion of burlesque, dance and jaw-dropping circus acts. Set across a fiery Spanish sunset, this is a tale of forbidden love, carnal desires, passion and pain, a tale of a love torn bull and the seductive Matador!

The show takes us on an emotionally charged journey through love and it's many faces; from the first moments you lay your eyes on that someone special, the butterflies, the flirting and sometimes, the doubt. A journey of self-discovery, identity and sexuality, of lust, sex and passion. The show also explores the trials and tribulations of love, from the pain of unrequited love to the effects of infidelity on a relationship. Matador is a celebration of love, friendship and the bonds that hold us together.

Comprised of a colourful cast of 14 incredible performers, Matador features non-stop entertainment from start to finish. High energy commercial dance pieces, beautiful, touching contemporary and ballet acts as well as steamy Latin numbers intertwine with saucy burlesque acts, pole dancing and hair raising aerial and circus acts.

This show contains sexual themes and partial nudity, it is recommended for patrons 15 years and over.
Straddie Festival of Golf -Straddie Classic
Date Fri 19th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 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 Straddie Classic event in the Festival is unashamedly an excuse for all the golfers going back to Straddie someday to make the booking and revisit the Island.

You'll wonder why you took so long!

The Straddie Classic is played in teams of three using the Ambrose format which gives everybody a chance to get among the prizes.

Handicaps are provided for those once a year players who wish to make the Classic Ambrose their event.

Held in July the event is packaged with super special accommodation deals which make staying the week a common choice.

This event draws players from across the State.

Once you've played you'll understand why early bookings are essential.

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!
Bon But Not Forgotten - Annerley
Date Fri 19th Jul 2019
Bon But Not Forgotten is the closest you will ever get to AC/DC in the 70's! This show brings together some of the world’s greatest rockers to pay tribute to the legend behind one of the world's greatest ever bands, AC/DC, and their iconic singer Bon Scott who celebrates his Birthday on July 9th.

Featuring a knock-out line-up, including past and present members of Aussie rock icons, Baby Animals, The Angels and The Poor, this band knows how to electrify a crowd with its explosive repertoire of AC/DC's greatest hits.

Not content with just performing a 'Best Of' set, the band also focuses on some gems that aren't commercial in nature, but true fans will love to hear them live, some for the first time. This show replicates the sound, style and passion of AC/DC, without pretence.

It is quite simply the most natural sounding AC/DC performance of any band, other than AC/DC themselves. There is no other band on earth that can perform the show like these carefully selected musicians.
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.
Southern Cross Soloists: Maps and Journeys - Navigating by the Sky
Date Sun 21st Jul 2019
Guest artists Chris Williams (trumpet and didgeridoo) and Eddie Ayres (narrator) join Southern Cross Soloists to explore musical works inspired by the concept of navigating by the sky, sea and land.

Navigation is one of the greatest challenges that humans have faced since the beginning of time, although with today’s technology we take it for granted.

Long before Europeans set foot on Australian soil, Indigenous Australians had rich astronomical traditions, and extraordinary navigational abilities. Through their unique understanding of the star constellations and their creation of star maps and Songlines, they were able to establish sophisticated trade routes covering vast distances across the Australian continent. Likewise, European explorers were using star navigation to explore the unknown east and southern hemispheres.

Maps and Journeys will explore the routes of both these cultures and their eventual intersection, through music and insightful narration from ABC radio personality, Eddie Ayres. The concert will also feature a world premiere of a new work called Ginan: the Southern Cross star given a new indigenous name to recognise Aboriginal astronomy.
Slingsby’s The Young King
Date Tue 23rd Jul 2019 to Sat 27th Jul 2019
What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others?

The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Adelaide theatre company, Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards.

The Young King tells the story of a young boy born to a princess and a poor woodland man. Snatched from his parents as a baby, the Young King is raised by a kindly goatherd in a deep forest. Years pass and the old King, father of the princess, nears the end of his life. The old king calls for the boy to be brought to the palace; there he tells him, “You are not a young goatherd, you are my grandson the Young King and heir to my throne”.
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 Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint
Date Fri 26th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
There’s non-stop thrills for all ages at the Century Batteries 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.
Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival
Date Fri 26th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
At the 12th Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival, world-class musicians play chamber music masterpieces at intimate venues in the magnificent natural setting of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).

Back by popular demand is Zoe Black on violin, playing alongside Rachel Smith (the festival’s Artistic Director) and, from the Netherlands, newcomer Tijmen Huisingh. Acclaimed pianists Sonya Lifschitz and Stephen Emmerson are joined by other outstanding performers from around Australia and overseas.

Music by Czech composers is featured in two of the concerts, with Dvorak’s ‘Dumky’ Trio as centrepiece. Elsewhere, music as a ’family affair’ is celebrated in pieces by Fanny Hensel, Felix Mendelssohn and Clara and Robert Schumann. Other program highlights are a Mozart string quintet, a Brett Dean sextet and one of the all-time favourites, Brahms’s String Sextet no. 2.

This year there’s jazz at the iconic Surf Club concert. The Joe Chindamo Trio take the stage with music from the Great American Songbook and Joe’s own music written for the trio and strings.

Enjoy these three days of music amid the Quandamooka Festival, winter sun, surf and, of course, the whales.
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.
André Rieu's 2019 Maastricht Concert – Shall We Dance?
Date Sat 27th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages—and, of course, magnificent music. This year’s theme is a dedication to the waltz.



The majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to André Rieu throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life. From an international football match at Amsterdam stadium in 1995, when André filled the half-time interval with a performance of a classic waltz, to his Maastricht concerts of 2011, where André premiered ‘And The Waltz Goes On’, composed by Oscarâ-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins, this popular dance has often taken centre stage. André has composed many waltzes and since 1987, he and his Johann Strauss Orchestra have been delighting audiences all over the world with their magnificent renditions of classic waltzes.

Audiences are sure to be swept off their feet by this magical concert on the big screen in the comfort of their local cinema as they join the King of...

See Eventfinda for more information.

Miss Burlesque Queensland State Final
Date Sat 27th Jul 2019
The feathers are set to fly in Australia’s largest burlesque competition – with performers from all around the country competing for the title of Miss Burlesque Australia 2019!

Join them on Saturday 27 July, when the Queensland State Finalists throw their sparkles into the ring and battle it out for the crown and title of Miss Burlesque Queensland 2019. The winner will go on to represent the state at the Grand Finals in August.

Expect drama, sensuality, wit and talent! These dazzling performers have got it all – and the bar has never been set higher.
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.
Verdi Requiem
Date Sun 28th Jul 2019
Conductor John Curro AM MBE
Soloists Natalie Aroyan, soprano; Milijana Nikolic, mezzo-soprano; Diego Torre, tenor; Warwick Fyfe, bass

Brisbane Chorale
The Queensland Choir
Brisbane Concert Choir
Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra

PROGRAM
Giuseppe Verdi Messa da Requiem

From the thunderbolt explosions of the Dies Irae to the hushed prayers of the Libera Me, Verdi’s use of vigorous rhythms, sublime melodies, and dramatic contrasts showcases the insight, passion, and drama of one of history’s most superlative opera composers in his musical setting of the venerable funeral mass.

The Requiem’s composition came near the end of Verdi’s long career – after he had written all but his final two operas – and is unlike anything else in his output.

This stirring performance features four of Brisbane’s finest community ensembles under the baton of distinguished conductor, John Curro AM MBE.
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.
Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson Live on Stage - Brisbane
Date Mon 29th Jul 2019
Come and spend an evening with two of the world's best climbers live on stage in their first Australian tour

This is an opportunity to see TOMMY CALDWELL and KEVIN JORGESON up close and personal sharing stories of their journey that spanned years to achieve what many thought was impossible, the world’s hardest rock climb: the Dawn Wall.

This is a rare opportunity to see Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson on stage together - not just two of the world’s best climbers, but two of the world’s best athletes and inspirational speakers.

Tommy and Kevin have experience speaking on the world’s greatest stages including TEDx and will be bringing that same experience to you!

Then hear Tommy and Kevin share their inspiring personal stories and insights. Relive the critically acclaimed film THE DAWN WALL on the big screen with Tommy and Kevin providing added commentary.

Then a rare chance for a hosted Q&A with Tommy and Kevin that will take you behind the scenes and into their minds.

There will be opportunities for meet and greet, book signings and more at what will be the climbing event of the year in your capital city! Don’t miss out!

Anthony Fenelon Organ Concert
Date Tue 30th Jul 2019
An internationally acclaimed artist, Tony provides a sophisticated balance between popular tunes, light classics along with music from the silver screen, stage, jazz and the great standards. He will be performing a magical concert bringing to life Brisbane City Hall's heritage-listed organ, a concert to be enjoyed by all.
100 Years of the History of Dance
Date Wed 31st Jul 2019 to Sat 3rd Aug 2019
Set in your average high school, Jacob is ready for his presentation on his favourite topic: the most influential choreographers since the 1920s. He’s booked the projector, he’s prepared his slides, he’s rehearsed all the dances and Mrs Coruthers has started the stopwatch. But will one hour be enough?

From Martha Graham to Bob Fosse to Paula Abdul, Jacob knows it all. Through a rollercoaster of dance moves we explore the broken families, addictions and political escapades that fuelled the lives of these extraordinary artists.

Over the hour, Jacob discovers that you can study your heroes all you like, but it doesn’t make your own path any clearer. If he wants to be just like his idols, it’s time to stop studying and start creating.

100 Years of the History of Dance is a physical theatre performance blending dance and theatre in an unusual, charming and funny way. Dance isn’t a foreign academic concept, it’s for everyone… and it feels good!
Musica Viva Presents: Choir of King's College Cambridge
Date Thu 1st Aug 2019
Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is the pre-eminent representative of the British church music tradition. The distinctively pure tone of this legendary British choir has been honed over centuries in the vaulted stone arches of the College Chapel.

Concert Hall, QPAC
1st August, 7pm
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!
GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festival
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019 to Sun 4th Aug 2019
GreazeFest weekend is the utmost kustom kulture event in the Southern Hemisphere, where thousands of rockabilly and hot rod fans roll up for a massive dose of ultra-kool kustom kulture.

Held every August in Cleveland, just outside of Brisbane, Australia, GreazeFests brings you a crankin' weekend of cool cars, rockabilly music, fashion parades, pinups, vintage bikes, lowrider cycles, low brow art, pinstripers, tattoos, markets and heaps more.

2019 sees the 20th anniversary of this rockin' shindig, so get yourself ready for your favourite weekend of the year.

GreazeFest is presented by Robot Productions and proudly supported by the Redland City Council.
Skate Titans Gatton
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019 to Sat 3rd Aug 2019
Come and Explore the Lockyer Valley and head to the Skate Titans Gatton.
They've got the park lit up for Friday night and there will be Game of Skate and the Skate Titans contest on Saturday!
River to Rooftop 2019
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019
River to Rooftop is Brisbane’s biggest stair climb!

Achieve your PB or set a fitness goal as you scale over 1,000 stairs to the rooftop of the iconic One One One Eagle Street skyscraper in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD.

Open to all fitness levels, form a team or race against your mate.

By signing on you will be helping women and kids who experience domestic violence to find a safer future.
Rustbucket
Date Sun 4th Aug 2019
Come down for a bit of a blues and funk afternoon with Rustbucket! They are covering songs from Led Zeppelin, Savoy Brown, Black Sabbath, Rory Gallagher, Deep Purple, Divinyls, Acdc, Billy Thorpe and various other artists.
Les Misérables
Date Thu 8th Aug 2019 to Sat 17th Aug 2019
Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical—a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo's novel and featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time. With countless awards to its name, Les Misérables is as groundbreaking today as it was when it first premiered in London in 1985.
Nicole Car in Recital
Date Sun 11th Aug 2019
Nicole Car, one of the truly remarkable Australian opera singers of recent years, joins her husband, internationally acclaimed baritone, Etienne Dupuis and renowned pianist Jayson Gillham for one performance only.

Featuring romantic French and Spanish songs and popular arias and duets, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Come and experience why Nicole is adored in Australia and across the globe.

Nicole captivated audiences in Opera Australia’s 2018 production of La Traviata, and is now in demand at the world’s greatest opera houses, including New York’s Metropolitan Opera where she and her husband recently starred in Puccini’s La Bohème.

Soprano Nicole Car
Baritone Etienne Dupuis
Piano Jayson Gillham
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.

Ben Sheen Organ Concert
Date Tue 13th Aug 2019
Ben Sheen - hailed as one of the UK's brightest young organists, he is currently an associate organist at St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City, he brings a remarkable insight and maturity to his performances and will be playing a breathtaking concert at City Hall's heritage listed organ.
Straddie Festival of Golf - SeaLink Stradbroke Ferries Pro Am
Date Wed 14th Aug 2019 to Thu 13th Aug 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.



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.

Reel Wivenhoe Classic
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019 to Sun 18th Aug 2019
The second annual Reel Wivenhoe Classic fishing competition will be held at Lake Wivenhoe.

This is a family friendly event with prize money up for grabs.

Wild Walk: The Bogabahn Falls
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019
Looking for a unique and challenging experience?

Hike off-track with experienced eco-guides on one of their full-day Wild Walk once a year adventure: Bogabahn Falls!

Walks are limited to a maximum of 10 people. Private groups are welcomed. These are full-day walks and a moderate to high fitness level is required.
True Grit - Military Inspired Obstacle Challenge
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019 to Sun 18th Aug 2019
True Grit is the first Australian designed military inspired obstacle event, with various courses open to ages 4+ and any fitness level!

True Grit is a mental and physical challenge, designed based on the experience of Australian commandos and scaled to all fitness levels.

With the course laid over the unique terrain of each state, there are surprises around every corner and something to challenge everyone!

Our Half Course is perfect for beginners or those just getting back into a fitness journey, with half the distance but still a ton of fun obstacles. Looking for more of a challenge? Take on the Full Course to get that extra distance and push yourself, plus some additional obstacles to take it up a notch.

New in 2019 is a brand new KIDS course for kids aged 4-12 and open for multiple laps! Kids will get a finishers medal for their efforts, plus a whole bunch of muddy fun.
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.
Bangarra Dance Theatre - 30th Anniversary Season
Date Fri 23rd Aug 2019 to Sat 31st Aug 2019
Bangarra: 30 years of sixty five thousand is Bangarra Dance Theatre’s landmark 30th anniversary season. This diverse program of three contemporary works displays the passionate storytelling, rich artistry and deep community connections that have made Bangarra the premiere Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts company in Australia.

Frances Rings’ Unaipon is an absorbing portrait of the great Aboriginal inventor, philosopher, writer and storyteller, Ngarrindjeri man David Unaipon, who features on the Australian $50 note. Stamping Ground was created by Czech choreographer Jiri Kylian as an homage to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their cultures. Curated by Artistic Director Stephen Page, to make fire highlights the breadth, power and beauty of Bangarra’s creations over three decades.

With roots in the world’s oldest continuing culture, Bangarra: 30 years of sixty five thousand carries the spirit of Bangarra into its fourth decade, promising many more years of deeply moving and authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories.
The Jodi Lee Foundation Trek Queensland
Date Sat 24th Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
This year, they’re taking the Jodi Lee Foundation Queensland Trek to the beautifully tropical South East Queensland. You’ll explore the stunning countryside around Enoggera, Lake Manchester, Lake Glorious, Mount Nebo and The Gap whilst trekking 84 kilometres, 42 kilometres, 23 kilometres or 12 kilometres in the name of bowel cancer prevention.

Captain Hugo Toovey of the Australian Army will lead their inaugural Queensland Trek. Hugo's life drastically changed in 2013 when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, while he was fighting (and beating) this he was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2018. Hugo's continues to promote awareness and prevention throughout Australia, and as their Jodi Lee Foundation, Youth Ambassador.

Gather yourself and your friends and test your fitness, enjoy the spirit of friendship in the great outdoors.

Jodi Lee Foundation was established in honour of Jodi Lee, who lost her battle with bowel cancer at age 41. The Foundation’s mission is to empower people to take active steps to prevent bowel cancer and live healthy lives.

Money raised is used to raise awareness about bowel cancer nationally through a number of events and initiatives; run its Workplace Prevention Program; and develop tools to aid the early detection of bowel cancer.
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.
Camerata – Sisters
Date Thu 29th Aug 2019
Monica Curro – violin
Sarah Curro – violin

No sibling rivalry here! Brisbane-born sisters Monica and Sarah Curro make a welcome return home from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to show their musical mettle. The program celebrates old and new, with the iconic concerto affectionately known as the Bach Double and a stunning work for two violins and strings by Richard Mills, played in the 70th birthday year of this distinguished Toowoomba-born composer. Transfigured Night traces the romantic story of two lovers taking in an evening walk, but even in their state of blissful rapture one of them has a secret to reveal. It’s one of the most passionate, sensual and gripping pieces in the entire string orchestra repertoire.

Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043
Wild card mystery guest segment
Mills Concerto for Two Violins
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op.4
Sisters
Date Thu 29th Aug 2019
No sibling rivalry here!

Brisbane-born sisters Monica and Sarah Curro make a welcome return home from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to show their musical mettle. The program celebrates old and new, with the iconic concerto affectionately known as the Bach Double and a stunning work for two violins and strings by Richard Mills, played in the 70th birthday year of this distinguished Toowoomba-born composer.

Transfigured Night traces the romantic story of two lovers taking in an evening walk, but even in their state of blissful rapture one of them has a secret to reveal. It’s one of the most passionate, sensual and gripping pieces in the entire string orchestra repertoire.

PROGRAM
Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043
Wild card mystery guest segment
Mills Concerto for Two Violins
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op.4
High Rotation
Date Fri 30th Aug 2019 to Sun 19th Apr 2020
High Rotation dives into the songs, stories and images of the Brisbane music scene, exploring a world of musicians, labels and producers, venues and fans. Featuring highlights over the past 30 years, High Rotation will reveal a snapshot of how popular music in Brisbane exploded from the local scene onto national and international stages.

From the people who made the local music industry what it is today, hear how Brisbane’s popular music has adapted and responded to dynamic influences ranging from the social and political to the technological.

High Rotation will share the journey of international careers launched from a Brisbane beginning, to the thriving music identity of the artists who stayed local. Immerse yourself in the music, feel the energy and experience the diversity of what makes Brisbane’s popular music scene unique.
Bloom presents the Linda Ronstadt Songbook
Date Fri 30th Aug 2019
Acclaimed singer/songwriter, Bloom, will bring the music of Linda Ronstadt to life at Empire Church Theatre with an incredible band featuring some of Australia’s most respected musicians. The tour is raising awareness for Parkinson’s Disease, supporting the Shake It Up Australia Foundation’s quest to find a cure.
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.

Parks Alive
Date Sat 31st Aug 2019 to Sun 1st Sep 2019
Parks Alive is a fantastic free event showcasing the stunning splendour of Roma Street Parkland. Set over two days, the event is jam-packed with engaging and unique displays, family-friendly activities, guided Parkland walks, demonstrations by experts, live music and gourmet food.

With an exciting line-up of local and national talent and a whole host of lifestyle and wellness experts – with special appearances by the knowledgeable Parkland staff – Parks Alive is a must-do event for anyone interested in sustainability, nature, gardening and design.



Parks Alive is on from 9am to 3pm on Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September 2019 – visit their website for more information and details.

Scratch Down Ball 2019
Date Sun 1st Sep 2019 to Sat 14th Sep 2019
Scratch Down Ball is a talent competition. Moreover, It is an event that will create an opportunity for the Brisbane Drag community to celebrate the diversity and acknowledge its history.
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?
BIGSOUND Festival
Date Tue 3rd Sep 2019 to Fri 6th Sep 2019
BIGSOUND is Australia's festival of new music.

BIGSOUND is where the world discovers Australian music. For four nights every September, a vibrant collection of musicians, music industry professionals and music lovers from across the globe assemble in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley to witness the best new Australian music.

BIGSOUND's eighteenth incarnation in 2019 promises to deliver the same atmosphere of innovation and togetherness that has come to define its place in the international music industry calendar.

Come and be thrilled by 150 of Australia's best new artists, across 18 stages in Fortitude Valley's special entertainment precinct.

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.

Jacob Collier , Brisbane Festival
Date Fri 6th Sep 2019
Grammy Award-winning composer-producer-multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier will make his first ever appearance in Brisbane this September.

The 24-year old prodigy has been dubbed as one of the most innovative, creative musicians of his generation, rising to popularity through his viral homemade multi-track YouTube videos.

Jacob Collier’s new show scales up his original hit one-man-show to incorporate a band of multi-talented performers playing over 30 acoustic and electronic instruments. This multi-instrument-multi-performer creature sends messages to a custom-designed lighting system based on input from the performers, resulting in a tightly synchronised visual experience to accompany Jacob’s signature live looping and custom-built harmoniser.

All of these together provide a new and uniquely “Jacobian” experience — a mix of human and technological elements, with the ultimate goal of bringing together as many people as possible through his incredible music.

Following on from his chart-topping and multiple Grammy-winning debut ‘IN MY ROOM’, Jacob will bring the songs from his latest offering, ‘DJESSE VOL. 1’, and yet-to-be released, DJESSE VOL. 2.
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.
La Finta Giardiniera (The Fake Gardener)
Date Sat 7th Sep 2019 to Sat 14th Sep 2019
In a lush garden filled with studio lights, camera lenses
and anxious producers, several couples are looking for
love, fame or revenge.

As disguises are donned, contestants are married at
first sight, rooms are trashed and misunderstandings
ensue, people will go to any length to get what they
want. Can true love exist in a world where all that
matters is coming out on top? As night falls, so will
the masks, and we get our answer. Kind of.
Bill Bryson - Observations On Life and The Human Body
Date Wed 11th Sep 2019
With his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous and the scandalous, Bryson will exercise his razor-sharp wit in sharing his globe-trotting travel experiences, his forays into science and his latest endeavour - the human body, live on stage.
Bill Bryson – Observations On Life and The Human Body
Date Wed 11th Sep 2019
Best known for his wickedly sassy travel books, Bill Bryson undertook the gigantean task of providing a layman’s take on science in the best-selling A Short History of Nearly Everything. For the past three years, Bill Bryson has been taking a good long look at the human body. The result—his latest soon-to-be-released tome 'The Body – A Guide for Occupants'.

Bill Bryson returns to Australia and New Zealand in September for a series of stage events in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland, titled Bill Bryson – Observations on Life and the Human Body, Live on Stage, presented by Lateral Events.

With his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous and the scandalous, Bryson will exercise his razor-sharp wit in sharing his globe-trotting travel experiences, his forays into science and his latest endeavour—the human body, live on stage.

Joining Bryson on stage in the role of host will be French-born Australian television presenter, radio host, actress, singer, writer and comedian Julia Zemiro.
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!
New Woman
Date Fri 13th Sep 2019 to Sun 15th Mar 2020
Fiercely independent, adventurous and often overlooked, Brisbane’s female artists have employed passion and determination to ensure art in Brisbane finds its voice. Each generation has produced artwork in response to the rapidly changing social, cultural and economic circumstances of the city. New Woman traces vast changes in ideas of gender, artistic styles, subject matter and ways of seeing the world through sculpture, painting and photography.

Works from leading 1920s artists and advocates Daphne Mayo and Vida Lahey set the scene for the vital role women played in gaining respect and investment for the city’s arts. With Brisbane’s decreasing isolation in the following decades, new ideas of modernism and abstraction found unique interpretations in the works of female artists.

While Brisbane artists such as Judy Watson, Fiona Foley, Tracey Moffatt and Davida Allen are contemporary leaders on the world stage, New Woman explores the influence of generations of women before them.

New Woman will include significant historical and contemporary works from the Museum of Brisbane and City of Brisbane Collections, as well as loans from various institutions and private lenders.
The Amity Affliction: Heaven and Hell , Brisbane Festival
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019
Australia’s most successful heavy music exports The Amity Affliction will have their Brisbane fans revelling as they bring ‘Heaven and Hell’ to Riverstage for the venue’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

Joined by Underøath, Crossfaith, Pagan, South East Desert Metal, Void of Visions, Endless Heights, and Thornhill (with more to be announced soon), this will be one of The Amity Affliction’s biggest shows yet – and just for Brisbane.

Having recently claimed their fourth consecutive Number 1 ARIA chart debut for their sixth studio album Misery with hits ‘Ivy’, ‘Feels Like I’m Dying’ and ‘D.I.E’, as well as two sell-out performances at Download Australia, the band continues to wreak havoc with no signs of slowing down.

Along with songs from previous Number 1 albums ‘Chasing Ghosts’ (2012), ‘Let the Ocean Take Me’ (2014) and ‘This Could be Heartbreak’ (2016), it’s a not-to-be-missed night of crowd surfing, microphone tossing, and moshing.
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.
Cleveland Caravan, Camping, Boating and 4x4 Expo
Date Fri 20th Sep 2019 to Sun 22nd Sep 2019
The Cleveland Caravan, Camping, Boating and 4x4 Expo is the region’s largest outdoor adventure event with well over 120 local and regional companies displaying the latest caravans, camper trailers, 4x4’s, boats and more. This is your opportunity to view and compare the different models all in one convenient location.

Bring the family along for some fantastic entertainment the whole family will love including the Berkley Supertank Fishing Show, Kingbrown’s Camp Oven Kitchen and so much more. Discover a world of adventure at the 2019 Cleveland Caravan, Camping, Boating and 4x4 Expo.
2019 Cleveland Caravan, Camping, Boating & 4x4 Expo
Date Fri 20th Sep 2019 to Sun 22nd Sep 2019
The Cleveland Caravan, Camping, Boating & 4x4 Expo is the region’s largest outdoor adventure event with well over 120 local and regional companies displaying the latest caravans, camper trailers, 4x4’s, boats and more. This is your opportunity to view and compare the different models all in one convenient location.

Bring the family along for some fantastic entertainment the whole family will love including the Berkley Supertank Fishing Show, Kingbrown’s Camp Oven Kitchen and so much more. Discover a world of adventure at the 2019 Cleveland Caravan, Camping, Boating & 4x4 Expo.
Musica Viva Presents: Emerson String Quartet
Date Sat 21st Sep 2019
Perhaps the most celebrated string quartet ever to emerge from the USA, the Emerson String Quartet is making its first Australian tour in over 19 years. Founded in 1976 and with only one personnel change in all that time, the ensemble has stacked up more than 30 recordings and countless awards.

QLD Conservatorium Theatre
21 September 2019, 7pm
Lisa Ono "Music Journey" Australia Encore Tour Concert 2019
Date Sun 22nd Sep 2019
Presented by: Castiglione Arts and Culture.

After the highly acclaimed sold-out shows in 2018, Japanese-Brazilian Bossa Nova queen, Lisa Ono, is bringing her warm smile and beautiful music back to Brisbane again in 2019! Collecting musical inspiration from Brazil in a Japanese family, Lisa Ono is the talented singer who brought Bossa Nova to Asia. Her 1999 album “Dream” had been sold more than 200000 copies in Japan. Since then she has been known as a central figure in the Japanese Bossa Nova community.

Lisa Ono spent her childhood in Brazil, she started singing and playing guitar when she was 15 years old and debuted as a professional Bossa Nova singer in 1989. Her unique joyful natural vocals, rhythmic guitar playing and her charming smile led her to huge success.

In 2019, Lisa will bring more everyone loved classic pieces, as “La Vie En Rose”, “Take Me Home Country Roads”, “Jambalaya”, “Catupiry” and “Quizas Quizas Quizas”, with her special multicultural life experience and touching voice. Grasp this rare opportunity to enjoy a worldwide “Musical Journey” with Lisa Ono. For one night only, don't miss out!
Dust Hustle 9: North Brisbane
Date Sat 28th Sep 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!
Sunsuper Riverfire 2019 , Brisbane Festival
Date Sat 28th Sep 2019
Sunsuper Riverfire celebrates the end of three weeks of Queensland’s largest arts and cultural event, wrapping up Brisbane Festival with a bang.

The night sky is our final canvas for Brisbane's night of nights.

Sunsuper Riverfire ignites the skyline with a pyrotechnic extravaganza set to an almighty soundtrack.

This is one of the most technically challenging and electrifying fireworks displays in Australia. Fired from multiple bridges, barges and city rooftops, spectators are also treated to aerobatics from the Australian Defence Force.

Suggested vantage points:

Kangaroo Point Cliffs, River Terrace at Kangaroo Point, South Bank, Victoria Bridge, Captain Burke Park, Wilson’s Lookout, Howard Smith Wharves, City Riverwalk, including Riverside Centre and Eagle Street Pier.
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.

Laser Beak Man
Date Wed 2nd Oct 2019 to Sat 5th Oct 2019
Nominated for four Helpmann Awards (2018), Laser Beak Man by David Morton, Nicholas Paine and Tim Sharp with music by Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music), is based on the distinctive work of visual artist Tim Sharp.

Power City was once the most beautiful city in the world – clean, pure, perfect – and local hero Laser Beak Man worked hard to keep it that way. Drawing energy from the underground Magna Crystals that power the city, his beak-shot lasers turn bad things to good. But now the city isn’t what it used to be, and Laser Beak Man is thoroughly over it. That is until his estranged childhood friends Peter Batman and Evil Emily return to steal the Magna Crystals. Robbed of his super powers, Laser Beak Man has one last chance to reinvent Power City and save his oldest buddies before they destroy everything.
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.
The Australian Burlesque Festival
Date Sat 5th Oct 2019
Celebrating 10 successful years, Australian Burlesque Festival is back with Varietease which will consist of some of the best and most entertaining international and local burlesque performers. Join them in celebrating traditional Bump 'n’ Grind, vintage-flavoured tease, sizzling cabaret and variety entertainment!

A night of glamorous classic tease and modern neo-burlesque that will dazzle, delight and stimulate the senses! Be delighted, tantalised and pleasantly entertained as you experience jaw-dropping glamour and high quality shows from leading stars of the stage.

The biggest celebration of burlesque in the Southern Hemisphere. If you are going to one burlesque event this year make it this one!

For more information on performers, merchandise, workshops and more head to the website.
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.
Brisbane Relay For Life
Date Sat 19th Oct 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
Relay For Life is a community fundraising challenge raising vital funds for cancer patients.

Friends, families and colleagues are encouraged to join forces and team up to raise funds in the lead up to their communities Relay For Life event.

Each Relay event is organised by passionate, local volunteers, and is an experience that will stay with you forever. The event brings communities together to celebrate Survivors and recognise the unsung heroes - their Carers. We honour those we’ve lost during our candlelight ceremony, and we continue to raise funds to support people affected by cancer, fund research and prevention programs. Teams commit to walking, rolling or running around a track to signify that cancer never rests, so neither do we.

What are you waiting for? Join the Relay For Life movement today.
Dami Im – Dreamer Tour
Date Sat 19th Oct 2019
Australia’s most revered pop artist of the new millennium, Dami Im is set to take her all new national tour on the road in 2019. Bringing her exciting band along, concertgoers can expect to see something special in Dami’s live show, an array of established hits and fan favourites from X Factor, power ballad and international Eurovision smash, “Sound of Silence” and a mix of new material including ‘Dreamer’.

Dami is no stranger to the stage, since performing in intimate venues along the east coast of Australia, Dami reveals "I’ve always felt most confident when I’m on stage performing and it’s been a dream of mine to live this life as a performer. It’s going to be a very special tour where I get to show my musical evolution as I sing my previous repertoire as well as the new music that I’ve been working on this year."

Dami Im has amassed a multitude of hits and achievements during her relatively short career. The Korean born singer and musician first came to national prominence when she won season five of The X Factor in 2013. Dami walked...

See Eventfinda for more information.
Musica Viva Presents: Nevermind
Date Thu 24th Oct 2019
Nevermind is an extraordinary ensemble who is rewriting the rule-book on period-instrument concerts with a thoroughly engaging mix of virtuoso expertise and unpretentious charm. Delighting audiences across Europe in prestigious festivals and concert series and making their Australian debut with Musica Viva, Nevermind are dedicated to the universal appeal of good music.

QLD Conservatorium Theatre
24 October 2019, 7pm
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.
Tamrookum Enduro Festival
Date Sat 2nd Nov 2019 to Sun 3rd Nov 2019
This is South East Queensland premier enduro Mountain biking event on some of the regions best trails.
In 2019 the event will be an Enduro World Series Qualifier, giving local, state and national level riders the opportunity to gain points to reach the World Series.
Southern Cross Soloists: Lyrical Reflections with guest artist Amalia Hall
Date Sun 3rd Nov 2019
A favourite at the 2018 Bangalow Music Festival, international superstar violinist, Amalia Hall joins Southern Cross Soloists for their final concert of 2019, Lyrical Reflections. This program promises to awaken the senses with musical compositions of splendour and beauty that paint vivid imagery of lush rolling hills and reflect on times gone by. Visions of the beautiful and gently tranquil countryside have long inspired composers to recreate images of rural idylls through their music, offering listeners a pastoral and reflective escape to memories of wandering alone through nature. The highlights of this concert include Vaughan William’s hauntingly beautiful violin solo work, The Lark Ascending and Elgar’s moving Enigma Variations.

GUEST ARTIST
Amalia Hall – violin

PROGRAM
Bach Concerto for violin and oboe BWV 1060
Brophy New Work World Premiere
Max Richter November
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Ross Edwards Nura
Elgar Enigma Variations Op. 36
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.
Lea Salonga in Concert
Date Sat 9th Nov 2019
Tony® and Olivier Award-winning Broadway and West End star Lea Salonga makes her QPAC debut in November 2019.

Known across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, Lea Salonga won acclaim for originating the role of Kim in Miss Saigon on the West End and Broadway. She went on to play Eponine and Fantine in Les Misérables, and was the original singing voice of two Disney Princesses – Aladdin’s Princess Jasmine and the title role in Mulan, for which she was bestowed the title of ‘Disney Legend’ by the Walt Disney Company. Lea has sold a phenomenal 19 million albums worldwide.

Joined on stage by a 17-piece orchestra, Lea will wow audiences with Broadway hits and movie greats, including songs from Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, The Greatest Showman, Aladdin, Frozen and more.
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.
Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Date Thu 21st Nov 2019
The Asia Pacific Screen Awards is the region’s highest accolade in film where cinematic excellence shines.

The 13th Asia Pacific Screen Awards ceremony will bring some of the region’s leading filmmakers together in Brisbane for one of Asia Pacific’s largest screen culture events.

This year will also see over 500 screen industry professionals, specialists and academics converge on Brisbane for conferences, including SIGGRAPH Asia, making the awards ceremony the largest events of its type in the country.

The 13th Asia Pacific Screen Awards provides a unique opportunity for you to walk the red carpet and connect with filmmakers and regional cultural, political and business leaders for a night full of excitement, music and glamour.

Your star-studded evening begins on the red carpet with welcome drinks from 5.30pm to 7pm. This will be followed by the awards ceremony, featuring a formal sit-down dinner.

The black-tie ceremony is annually one of the most anticipated events on the Asia Pacific cultural calendar.
Tribfest DownUnder
Date Sat 23rd Nov 2019
Nine hours of live music, doors open 1pm. Five performances plus a extravaganza 80s Rock the Ages Show. Each band will put on at least a one and half hour full production show.

Organisers intention is to have this event every twice a year 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.
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?
Camerata – When the World Was Wide
Date Thu 28th Nov 2019
Featuring:
Tama Matheson – writer and actor
Artists from Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts

What to expect:
Not quite a concert, not quite a play, When The World Was Wide is a melding of narrative, acting and concert music. It digs deep into the life and sparring friendship of two of Australia’s most iconic poets and writers, Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson, drawing on atmospheric and evocative music to set the scene. When The World Was Wide is the fifth collaboration between Camerata and Tama Matheson. Audiences and critics continue to praise these adventurous artistic collaborations.

This was engaging and significant, an enjoyable event brokered by the productive, no frills alliance between music and theatre, where each art form was fully realised yet supportive of each other. Such success in the vexed terrain of interdisciplinary venture is rare. (Limelight Magazine on the 2017 smash hit, The White Mouse).
When The World Was Wide
Date Thu 28th Nov 2019
Presented by Camerata and QPAC

Not quite a concert, not quite a play, When The World Was Wide is a melding of narrative, acting and concert music. It digs deep into the life and sparring friendship of two of Australia’s most iconic poets and writers, Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson, drawing on atmospheric and evocative music to set the scene. When the World Was Wide is the fifth collaboration between Camerata and Tama Matheson. Audiences and critics continue to praise these adventurous artistic collaborations.

This was engaging and significant … such success in the vexed terrain of interdisciplinary venture is rare. Gillian Wills, Limelight Magazine (2017) on The White Mouse.

PROGRAM
Excerpts from:

May Brahe/Helen Taylor Bless This House
John Thorn/Henry Lawson The Shame of Going Back
John Thorn/Henry Lawson Faces in the Street
Peter Sculthorpe Port Essington
John Tavener Eternal Memory for Cello and Strings
Miriam Hyde Fantasia on Waltzing Matilda (arranged for Strings)
Cameron Patrick Impressions of Erin for String Orchestra

And selections of poetry and writings by Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson
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.