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Mao's Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin
Friday, 1st December 2017 - Sunday, 29th April 2018Discover one man’s incredible journey from poverty to world-famous artist in this exclusive Museum of Brisbane exhibition. Features never-before-seen interviews, performance footage and personal artefacts in an intimate portrait of a contemporary Australian icon. Born into bitter poverty during the height of Mao’s Communist China, Li Cunxin grew up in a world few of us can imagine. Through a chance of fate, at age 11 he was selected to attend Madame Mao’s Beijing Dance Academy—a rare opportunity to escape his humble existence. Enduring the Academy’s punishing training regime, Li became one of China’s most celebrated dancers. After becoming one of…
The Kite Wishes Project
Friday, 1st December 2017 - Sunday, 29th April 2018Mao’s Last Dancer Li Cunxin has a life-long love of kites, creating and flying them as a child in rare and precious moments with his father. Kites became a metaphor for Li’s life, as his career soared beyond the impoverished commune of his childhood to the ballet stages of the world. Become part of Li’s story by creating your own kite, adding a wish and flying it with friends and family from across Brisbane as part of The Kite Wishes Project. Visit Museum of Brisbane during Mao’s Last Dancer the exhibition and design your own kite or be inspired by…
MoB Makers: Drawing the Body
Friday, 12th January 2018 - Friday, 13th April 2018Inspired by Mao’s Last Dancer the exhibition, Drawing the Body presents a series of life drawing classes with dancers from a diversity of disciplines. This life drawing series with a twist sees dancers of all disciplines pose and share their practice as participants use the models and their stories as inspiration for sketching. Facilitated by artist and designer Leigh Buchanan, this monthly event will give you an insight into the diverse artistic practice that is dance and sharpen your drawing skills. Presented in partnership with Ausdance Queensland.
Powerkids: Little Artists at Play
Tuesday, 31st January 2017 - Tuesday, 3rd July 2018Join the Brisbane Powerhouse every Tuesday, during the school term, on the Turbine Platform. In this space, anything is possible. Little Artists at Play is a creative play workshop series for children aged up to five years and their carers. Bring your kids along to take part in multi-art experiences led by internationally acclaimed artists from Imaginary Theatre. Each week the host artist will collaborate with the group on unique and engaging activities. From theatre and visual art to dance, music and digital media, there will be something to inspire everyone. It's a relaxed and inclusive environment where you and…
Knockoff: Free Comedy Every Friday
Friday, 3rd March 2017 - Friday, 14th December 2018If you like your comedy free, funny and full of surprises look no further than Knockoff on Fridays. Each week, a variety of local and national comedians bring you the best one-liners, hilarious stories and side-splitting observations. On the last Friday of each month, Brisbane’s premier improvised theatre company, ImproMafia, will have you falling off your chair with their improvised comedy routine.
Groove Therapy Dance Classes in Brisbane
Monday, 17th July 2017 - Monday, 9th July 2018Groove Therapy beginner classes are the judgement free dance class space where there is no mirror and they dim the lights. They don’t make you perform for anyone. It’s completely unpretentious and it's all about vibing within a community, not a scene.
Eagle Farm Markets
Sunday, 4th June 2017 - Sunday, 27th May 2018Start your morning with a fresh coffee, taste the delicious treats, enjoy the live entertainment and pick up your fresh produce to take home at the Eagle Farm Markets. The Eagle Farm Markets have everything, from your essential fruit and vegetables, to gourmet delights. Plus you can browse specialty gift and fashion stalls. The kids will always be entertained with a variety of activities including bouncy castles and you’ll enjoy browsing the stalls to the tunes of live music. A visit to the brand new Eagle Farm Markets is a ‘must do’ on your Sunday morning. Eagle Farm Markets is…
Friday, 5th May 2017 - Friday, 4th May 2018Celebrate Friday with us! Come for an afternoon treat, splash in the new Lagoon, browse their local talented artists and crafters stalls, shop for home wares and enjoy Dinner with family and friends from Food Trucks and Multicultural stalls. Robelle Parkland has plenty of open spaces to eat and play, Don't forget your picnic blanket and your swimmers. Join them for Springfield Markets, at beautiful Robelle Domain Parklands, Springfield Central. First Friday of each month 3pm to 8pm.
The Handmade Expo Market Ipswich
Saturday, 18th November 2017 - Saturday, 15th December 2018Monthly Market at the Ipswich Turf Club. They are exclusively Handmade/Baked/Grown along with a few quality crafting supplies for you to create your own 'Handmade experience'. This is an outdoor market with up to 100 amazing stalls of products and food. More information about the market can be found on their website. It is free entry and loads of easy access free parking. Come along and join them for a handmade adventure at the market.
Friday, 15th December 2017 - Friday, 29th June 2018The Ipswich Turf Club Incorporated is a proud and historic club having grown from the first races held in the Ipswich area in 1848, to the first official race meeting in Queensland in 1859 to the forming of the Ipswich Amateur Turf Club in 1890 to race at the Bundamba Racecourse. The Club was renamed in 1988 and the track renamed in 1991 to become The Ipswich Turf Club, racing at the Ipswich Racecourse. There are approximately 46 race meetings each year including two Saturday meetings, one of which is the famous Ipswich Cup.
A Room for Wild Animals
Saturday, 25th February 2017 - Monday, 16th April 2018Get up close to 20 taxidermy specimens including big cats, bears and deer. In this Ipswich first, these large specimens have been pulled out of the Queensland Museum vaults so we can learn more about them. Today they speak on behalf of their living relatives, teaching us about wildlife diversity around the world, and invite us to think about animal habitat protection and conservation. The exhibition features a lion, tiger, jaguar, cheetah, polar bear, brown bear, black bear, moose, buffalo, deer and antelope. Included with Museum entry.
19th and 20th Century Works
Saturday, 18th March 2017 - Sunday, 14th October 2018View some of the finest pieces from the Ipswich Art Gallery’s collection of 19th and early 20th century fine art and folk art, as well as contemporary works reflecting Ipswich’s heritage. Visit the upper level to see exceptional works such as the mid-19th century cedar sideboard crafted by George Dowden for the Cribb family’s historic Ipswich residence ‘Gooloowan’, Australian paintings such as Frosty morning by key Australian landscape painter Elioth Gruner, and the exquisite Australian wildflower tea service designed by renowned Australian botanical artist Ellis Rowan. Image: Elioth Gruner Frosty morning 1915 (detail) | Oil on canvas on board, 29.2…
Fernvale Country Markets
Sunday, 17th September 2017 - Sunday, 9th September 2018The Fernvale Country Markets take place every Sunday at the Fernvale State Primary School on the Brisbane Valley Highway, Fernvale. Enjoy a Sunday morning drive into Fernvale and take a relaxing stroll around the markets as your shop for locally grown fruit and vegetables, hand made gifts and wares and other fun market stalls.
Queensland Drag Racing Championships
Saturday, 16th September 2017 - Monday, 16th July 2018The Queensland Drag Racing Championships bring racers from all across the state to compete for a prestigious QDRC trophy at Willowbank Raceway, delivering high-octane action for both racers and spectators. Hosting championship racing for competitors across the QDRC SuperComp, QDRC Competition Bike, Donnelly Blasting Services QDRC Outlaws, Knijff Earthmoving Modified, Powercruise Super Sedan, Prime Signs/Speed Elec Super Street, Modified Bike, Wallace Bishop Loyal Watches Junior Dragster and Super Gas brackets, the QDRC hosts on average more than 100 racers per round, with no shortage of thrilling action.
Murder Mystery Dinner Gold Coast
Friday, 1st December 2017 - Saturday, 24th November 2018Ever wanted to be involved in a murder and solve the case yourself, or even be a murderer? At the Fox & Hounds they have four murder themes in 2018. Games of Crowns - Medieval Murder at the Grand Gatsby - 1920's Factions - Vampires, Sorcerers and Werewolves Witches - too many spoil the brew Choose a theme, they will send you your unique character and that becomes you for the evening. You will find how to dress and how you fitted into society. Then just turn up on the evening in theme and you are given tasks of which…
Vintaged Bar + Grill
A showcase of Queensland and Australia's abundant produce, Vintaged Bar + Grill is modern cuisine with…
The Balfour Kitchen - Spicers Balfour Hotel
Escape the crowds and enjoy an intimately unique dining experience at Spicers Balfour Hotel. The Balfour…
XXXX Brewery Tours
XXXX, it's Queensland for beer, but have you ever wondered how this iconic brew got its…
Powerkids: Little Artists at Play
Tuesday, 31st January 2017
Join the Brisbane Powerhouse every Tuesday, during the school term, on the Turbine Platform. In this…
Knockoff: Free Comedy Every Friday
Friday, 3rd March 2017
If you like your comedy free, funny and full of surprises look no further than Knockoff…
A Room for Wild Animals
Saturday, 25th February 2017
Get up close to 20 taxidermy specimens including big cats, bears and deer. In this Ipswich…
Freemasons Ann Street Memorial Centre
With its foundation stone laid on Anzac Day, 25 April, 1928, and built from local materials,…
St Andrews Uniting Church
Designed by architect, George David Payne, St Andrew's is an excellent example of Romanesque-Byzantine architecture. Features…
St Johns Cathedral
St John's Cathedral is a heritage site with cultural splendour unrivalled in Brisbane. With gothic-revival architecture…