DON’T miss out on Brisbane’s biggest events. Check out our top picks for this weekend. Short beard styles 2016.
DON’T miss out on Brisbane’s biggest events. Check out our top picks for this weekend.
Brisbane Writers Festival
The 2018 Brisbane Writers Festival brings the future into focus in talkfest featuring some of the world’s most influential thinkers, each with their own unique vision for tomorrow. Exploring the question “What does the world need now?”, ideas as far ranging as raising teens to ending epidemics, politics, the environment, culture and identity will be open for discussion over three days of readings, debate, special events and free public sessions.
Details: State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane. Friday and Saturday. Price: Single sessions from $15; day passes from
Australia’s pop ingenue Samantha Jade is set to take her all new touring show on the road to mark the release of her third studio album The Best Of My Love. The artist couples a playlist of fan favourites and established hits with a shimmering homage to the disco era, filled with tributes to greats like Donna Summer, Diana Ross and Gloria Gaynor. The Best Of My Love Live tour will feature support from The Voice Australia 2016 winner Alfie Arcuri.
Details: Kedron Wavell Services Club, Chermside, tonight at 8pm; and Twin Towns Showroom, Tweed Heads tomorrow.
Moreton Bay Food and Wine Fest
Foodies rejoice! An entire weekend devoted to the art of fine dining can be yours to enjoy at the Moreton Bay Food and Wine Festival. Located along the Redcliffe Foreshore with Moreton Bay its stunning backdrop, foodies will enjoy top-notch bites 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 along with a jam-packed program of entertainment.
Details: Redcliffe Foreshore, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-4pm, Free entry to precinct and ticketed events.
Gastronomic Tour, Newstead House
Join colonial gastronome Jacqui Newling for an intimate gastronomic tour of Newstead House and learn about the role food played “upstairs” and “downstairs” in the early days. Explore historic menus from colonial Brisbane and try your hand at making a batch of salt-preserved lemons in the house’s original 1846 cellars.
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Details: Newstead House, 2.30pm, $60 includes entry, guided tour, all materials for salt-preserved lemons to take home, afternoon tea. Numbers limited.
21st Australian Dance Awards
Celebrate the art of dance at this special awards night that recognises Australia’s outstanding dancers, choreographers and performances of the past year and honours individuals who have made significant contributions to the art form.
Details: Powerhouse Theatre., 4pm, $40-$45.
September Sizzle Fund Raiser
Crafted Taste Brewing Supplies at North Lakes is hosting a sausage sizzle fundraiser to help raise awareness and encourage support of Epilepsy Queensland. As the only Queensland based epilepsy support organisation, they provide essential services, training and programs for people with epilepsy, their family/carers, plus disability, health and education workers.
Details: Crafted Taste Brewing Supplies, Flinders Pde, North Lakes, 9am-1pm.
Women’s Self Defence Seminar
With domestic and sexual violence a very real everyday threat, women are encouraged to learn self defence techniques at this free seminar on the Gold Coast. Organised by martial arts expert William Wakefield for women and girls aged over 13, the seminar will teach participants how to immobilise a male attacker in just three moves, de-escalate threatening situations and learn risk reduction techniques. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and a Kubotan key ring.
Details: Combine Martial Arts Academy, Nerang, 12pm-2.30pm, gold coin donation for the Sexual Support Service. To register, phone: 5527 4911 or email: email@example.com
Learn all about innovative green living in a fun, family-friendly environment at the Green Heart Fair, It’s Brisbane’s biggest free biannual community and sustainability festival showcasing more than 100 leading sustainability organisations, community groups, artisans, foodies, green-thumbs, conservationists, businesses and eco experts. Also featuring the Brisbane Billycart Championships, live music, workshops and demonstrations.
Details: Carindale Recreation Reserve, 8am-2pm, free
The Gift Of Sound Concert
Join Sunshine Coast Hear and Say community champion Barry Bull as he hosts an entertaining afternoon of live music and inspiration to raise money for hearing-impaired kids. This is the third annual Gift of Sound concert, with a line-up including The Buderim Male Choir, The Widgee Bros, Mason Hope and a special presentation from Hear and Say founder and 2018 Queensland Senior Australian of the year, Dr Dimity Dorman.
Details: The Mooloolaba Surf Club, starts 1.30pm, $25.
Scandinavian Festival Brisbane
Bringing together the local clubs of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Estonia, the Scandinavian Festival presents a day of cultural celebration. Visitors can expect a smorgasbord of traditional Scandinavian food and drinks while taking part of a historic tale or two. There will be performances on stage all day with traditional music and dancing, including folk-dancers and fiddle groups. Saga Vikings will also be onsite to share stories and entertain the crowd.
Details: Perry Park, Bowen Hills, 10am-4pm, Adults $2, kids free
Queensland Ballet’s Cinderella
Choreographer Ben Stevenson brings the fairytale story of Cinderella and her charming prince to dazzling life again in this humorous and blissfully romantic production presented by the Queensland Ballet. With music performed by Queensland Festival Philharmonic Orchestra, stunning costumes and set, this is a night o
Details: Lyric theatre, QPAC, shows 1.30pm and 7.30pm, runs until September 15, $40-$160
The second annual art exhibition by Milpera State High School students has grown this year into a three-day community celebration of art, music, and an exciting program of indigenous cultural activities. Showcasing the exuberant work of this unique school and community, the event again includes student artworks for sale plus new events, the Sounds of Our World music comp and Yuggera-na: Our World on Yuggera, fun indigenous activities under the tree on the Oxley Rd corner.
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Details: Graceville Uniting Church, Friday-Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. Entry: gold coin donation to help Asylum Seekers Resource Centre.
Attention revheads: Powercruise — the next level in automotive entertainment — is here. Australia and New Zealand’s premier modified car event, Powercruise is known as the place where you can do everything that you’re not allowed to do anywhere else. Experience three full days on track with nearly 20 hours of cruise sessions, as well as powerskids, off street racing, grudge racing, burnouts, miss powercruise, show ‘n’ shine, dyno, trade stalls, business displays and more. This is a family friendly, alcohol free event so bring the kids. Free parking available
Details: Queensland Raceway, gates open 6am-4.30pm daily, $30 spectator, kids 12 years and under free
In this richly layered, epic theatrical experience, Helen Morse brings impassioned life to Alice Oswald’s Memorial, an exquisite elegy for each of the 215 dead soldiers named in Homer’s Iliad. A 215-strong community chorus drawn from Brisbane moves as a haunting and uplifting presence to an otherworldly score by Golden Globe nominee Jocelyn Pook (Eyes Wide Shut) as the stage evolves from battlefield to meadow to starlit sky.
Details: Playhouse Theatre QPAC, $59-$69
Antique Barber Chair Exhibition
What’s old is new again — or at least back in fashion — at the Camp Hill Antique Centre which is celebrating the return of barbered cuts and Ned Kelly beard styles with an exhibition of vintage and antique barber chairs. Demonstrating how chair styles have changed in the past 150 years, the collection features 12 barber chairs from the early cast iron models of the 1880s through to rolled steel styles of the 1960s.
Details: Camp Hill Antique Centre, open weekdays 9am-5pm, weekends 8am-5pm exhibitions runs until September 30.