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  • Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017
    Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017
    7:30 pm La Boite Theatre

    BY NICK ENRIGHT
    A LA BOITE & QUT CREATIVE INDUSTRIES PRODUCTION

    A party on the beach, drugs, booze and surf. But by morning a young woman lies dead on the sand, beaten and raped. Who is responsible? This incredible human drama examines the social impulse to violence within Australian culture, within young males, within us all.

    Blackrock, Nick Enright’s hard-hitting modern classic, is one of those plays that grabs you and does not let go. Blackrock builds on several interlocking themes, first of sexual violence, of class and generational conflict, and the difference between a friend and a mate.

    This unique collaboration between La Boite and QUT Creative Industries sees the next generation of actors, QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts, Final Year Acting Students take on the iconic young roles alongside an ensemble of professional actors.

    Purchase tickets here!

  • Sun
    23
    Jul
    2017
    2.00—3.30pmThe Letter Lounge Cafe

    Let’s ‘do’ philosophy

    Join us for a friendly discussion about the fundamental ideas that inform the ways we look at the world. The Philosophy Café at The Letter Lounge is a monthly opportunity to ‘do’ philosophy. We get together over afternoon tea to examine our basic beliefs and challenge the thinking that underpins our everyday decisions. We ask questions about the concepts that guide our lives and think about the logical links between our thoughts. Our goal is to inspire each other to develop an interest in philosophy.

    Purchase Tickets: $17 (in advance) or $25 (at the door).

    Register and pay online at  (pay by PayPal)

  • Tue
    25
    Jul
    2017
    6:30pm for 7:15pm start39 Hercules St Hamiton Portside Wharf

    Caroline Russo Enterprises is very excited to be presenting her signature event on the 25th July 2017, with spotlighting the CEO of Screen Queensland Tracey Vieira.  Tracey is fast becoming the talk of the town as to her amazing work she has done into helping secure International and National film projects to Queensland.

    We are also pleased to announce our new venue the very famous "Gusto Da Gianni Restaurant" in Brisbane.  They are known for their divine Italian food, best location and atmosphere to boot at the Portside Wharf Hamilton.

    Our charity for the event will be  The Actors Benevolent Fund.  There will be  great raffles prizes to draw on the night to help this organisation that always does great things for our actors in need.

    Each Guest will receive a goodie bag that has over $50.00 value which contains all ready a  DVD from Icon , Marina Pryer CD, and Dendy cinema tickets our supplier sponsors for the night.

    Purchase tickets here!

  • Fri
    28
    Jul
    2017
    7.30am - 9amGolden Pig Food & Wine School

    Join Katrina Ryan, owner and resident chef of Golden Pig Food & Wine School, for a delicious Breakfast Book Launch to celebrate the release of her latest contribution to new book title - The Great Australian Baking Book, created by Echo Publishing.

    Katrina has designed a scrumptious breakfast menu for guests to enjoy, direct from the pages of her latest contribution in The Great Australian Baking Book.  Easy-to-follow recipes include Katrina's much-loved

    (1) Zucchini, Feta & Mint Savoury Muffins;

    (2) Egg & Bacon Galettes with Caramelised Onion and

    (3) Bread & Butter Pudding with Brown Sugar & Peach Jam.

    Katrina say's "We are delighted to welcome Tim Somes from Eggcettera to the launch. Each week Tim supplies The Golden Pig with beautiful free range eggs from his property on the Darling Downs and he will be sharing his story with the guests on the day. Tim's eggs help to make our creations even more delicious!"

    Price - $25.00 pp

    Purchase tickets here!

  • Sun
    30
    Jul
    2017
    TBCJames Street Fortitude Valley Brisbane, QLD

    It is with great excitement that we announce the date for this years James Street Food and Wine Trail event. After the huge success of last years event, which saw a portion of the street close for the very first time, we can confirm that the event will be back again on Sunday 30 July and we can’t wait to share what we’ve got planned for 2017! For now, save the date and stay tuned here or via our social media channels for updates (it’s going to be BIG)

  • Mon
    31
    Jul
    2017
    10am or 6:30pmAll Dendy Locations

    Join Audrey Hepburn for Breakfast at Dendy at our BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S RETRO SCREENING on July 31st and receive a delicious croissant and piping hot coffee, or join her for an aperitif in the evening and receive a glass of sparkling.

    Synopsis: Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who's moved into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly shows up on the scene, revealing Holly's past.

    Purchase tickets here!

     
  • Fri
    04
    Aug
    2017

    The countdown is on! Friday 4 August has officially been announced as this year’s Jeans for Genes Day, the iconic annual fundraiser for the Children’s Medical Research Institute. (CMRI).

    Did you know that genetic disease currently affects one in 20 Australian kids? On average, that’s around one in every classroom.

    The Children’s Medical Research Institute is working hard to find ways to treat these kids and help prevent others from ever experiencing cancer, epilepsy, birth defects and genetic diseases in our future. However, they need your help!

    Jeans for Genes Day is your opportunity to Join the Movement, help raise much-needed funds for the Children’s Medical Research Institute and support the amazing work that researchers carry out to find a cure.

    Grab your craziest denim looks and encourage your friends to join in the fun. Once you’ve planned your outfit, jump onto www.jeansforgenes.org.au to register yourself, school, local club or workplace.

    You can also pledge to be part of the campaign by sharing your denim outfit on social media using the hashtags #JoinTheMovement #JeansForGenesAU.

    Who: Jeans for Genes Day

    What: Children’s Medical Research Institute

    Where: Across Australia

    When: Friday, 4 August 2017

  • Sat
    05
    Aug
    2017
    Sun
    06
    Aug
    2017
    9.30am – 4.30pmRoma Street Parkland, Parkland Boulevard, Brisbane City

    The Parkland’s horticultural team have been busily planting 20,000 spectacular floral displays and tending the trees, shrubs and plants to ensure they are in stunning form for the weekend.

    A fantastic free event for gardening enthusiasts and families alike, Parks Alive is the Roma Street Parkland’s signature event for the year, with a two-day lineup of free workshops, live music, discussions, guided walks and a convoy of food trucks to feed the crowds.

    Kids will be excited to meet dirtgirl, and the popular Parkland Explorer trackless train will run from 10am to 4pm both days, transporting visitors around the highlight areas of the Parkland.*

    For the full program of entertainment and workshops, go to parksalive.com.au

  • Sun
    13
    Aug
    2017
    2pm - 5:30pmSpicers Hidden Vale

    Visit Champagne for the day – no passport required.

    A completely new concept of champagne experience, our champagne trail aims to showcase the terroir of the different regions of Champagne with tastings from a selection of grower champagnes and big name houses.

    Participants will spend a relaxing afternoon following a trail at their own pace around the picturesque grounds of Spicers Hidden Vale with stations set up at various points representing the four main growing regions of champagne; ‘Montagne de Reims’, ‘Vallee de la Marne’, ‘Cote de Blancs’, and ‘Cote de Bar’. There will also be opportunities to participate in the favourite French pastime boules (Petanque) as well as other interesting activities.

    Ticket for the Sunday event include:

    • Three hours of tasting a large selection of champagne
    • Bread, cheese and charcuterie
    • A Philippe Jamesse tasting flute – the perfect way to enjoy champagne to perfection
    • A notebook to record your experiences

    $120pp

    Book your tickets here!

  • Thu
    17
    Aug
    2017
    Sun
    03
    Sep
    2017
    Palace Cinemas

    Eighteen days, over 100 sessions, over three weekends, BIFF 2017 will screen around 60 international and Australian films and include collaborations the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), a Queensland Short Film Competition, free family screenings throughout, filmmaker and industry, guests, talks and seminars. It features a red-hot line-up of internationally acclaimed and award-winning titles including the latest works fresh from selection at Cannes, Toronto, Berlin and Sundance. There’s a host of Australian Premieres and films shot in our own backyard making their way to Queensland screens for the first time.

    Festival highlights include opening night film THE SQUARE, fresh from winning the prestigious Palme D’Or at the 70th Cannes Film Festival 2017, a darkly funny and wildly entertaining Swedish satire which takes aim at the self-obsessed and decadent art world. LOVELESS, another Cannes-winning masterpiece, is a damning examination of modern Russian politics, oppression and corruption from legendary Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvagintsev. 24 FRAMES is a timeless testament to an incredible artistic talent, and the final film from master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami’s. From award-winning director Ildiko Enyedi ON BODY AND SOUL reminds us that in the unlikeliest places and at the most perfect of times, love can blossom with its own infinitive wisdom. The festival closes with THE GO-BETWEENS: RIGHT HERE, part memoir and part concert film, this documentary charts the successes, failures, romances, break-ups, betrayals, triumphs and tragedies of Brisbane musical royalty, The Go-Betweens.

    BIFF is everything you want and nothing you expect! Visit www.biff.net.au

  • Sun
    27
    Aug
    2017
    Thu
    31
    Aug
    2017
    Brisbane RNA Showgrounds

    Click fast, fashion lovers - the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival program has been released, and tickets are on sale now!

    On the line-up are four major runway Group Shows, each featuring more designers and more outfits per show than ever before.

    Kicking off the program, new Festival Partner Pacific Fair will showcase new-season collections from the best luxury, Australian and International fashion brands. The Pacific Fair Fashion Show on Monday, 28 August will feature Aje, Alice McCall, David Jones, Dion Lee, Ginger & Smart, INCU, Manning Cartell, Maje, Megan Park, Sandro Paris,  and more.

    The NEXT Hotel Next Gen Group Show will celebrate the future of fashion, with designs from QUT Fashion, Megan Cannings Designs, Bold, Moreno Marcos, Annalisse Designs, Platinum Plus, Mara Swim, Lydia James, Black and Bling, Brisbane School of Fashion, TAFE Queensland Brisbane and Isabelle Quinn, on Tuesday 29 August.

    McKinney’s Jewellers also joins the Fashion Festival as a new partner this year. Collections by some of Queensland’s top designers will be showcased, and adorned with dazzling sparkles. The McKinney’s Jewellers Group Show on Wednesday, 30 August features White Label Noba, Naudic Style, Hunt + Kelly, Paul Hunt ‘Cruise’, Sacha Drake, Ella Moda, Pia du Pradal, The Irma J Smith House of Fashion, Jack Sullivan, Bertossi Brides and Bora.

    And, wrapping up the Festival on a high note, the Mercedes-Benz Group Show will feature an incredible line-up of top Queensland and Australian designers. Held on Thursday, 31 August this show includes Camilla, Aqua Blu Australia, Chelsea De Luca, Lisa Brown, George Wu, Urbbana, Paul Hunt, Dion Lee, Ginger & Smart and Manning Cartell.

    The Fashion Festival will also once again host the most stylish spot for a pre- and post-show drink, the Fashion Bar - on the lawn outside Old Government House.

    And, $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Bravehearts.

    For the full program, tickets and inclusions visit www.mbff.com.au.

  • Mon
    04
    Sep
    2017
    9.30 am – 12.00 noon (registration commences at 9.15 am)Institute for Learning Professionals Hub, 17 Gould Road, Herston

    Do you have a story that you want to share with the world? It’s likely that there is an audience out there keen to hear your message and be enlightened (or entertained). And every manuscript that isn’t brought to life equals an opportunity lost for both the author and the reader who is looking for that right message at the right time.

    At Brisbane Self Publishing Service we think it’s a shame many aspiring authors feel daunted by the process involved in publishing their book. That’s why we have developed our unique book publication framework – The Five ‘C’s of Self Publishing; a practical, user-friendly approach which demystifies the process of publishing a book. And, to kick start this process, we are presenting this strategy in a hands-on, informative workshop – TELL YOUR STORY Self-Publishing Workshop. During the  workshop you’ll learn about all of the stages required to transform your manuscript into a printed book and/or ebook.

    WORKSHOP FEE: $46.50 (plus admin fee); Early Bird Tickets available – $42.00

    Included in the workshop registration price:

    • A PDF copy of Self Publishing Checklist: The Five ‘C’s of Self Publishing
    • 8-page printed workbook to accompany Powerpoint presentation
    • A printed information sheet on standard industry book trim sizes
    • Morning tea provided

    Purchase tickets here!

  • Wed
    06
    Sep
    2017
    The Tivoli

    Tina Arena has been part of the fabric of Australian music and pop culture for the past 40 years. Her voice has sent shivers up the spines of three generations of music lovers from her early days on Young Talent Time, to her hugely successful debut album Strong as Steel, her incredible international success and ten times platinum Don’t Ask (1994), the multi-platinum In Deep (1997), and followed up in 2001 with the critically acclaimed Just Me.

    A 40-year recording career by any singer is an extraordinary milestone, and Tina Arena is the only Australian artist to earn a gold or platinum certification for each of her original albums, in every decade since the 1970s right through to now. In fact, every album in her career has gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum.

    Tina said, “Today I feel I have finally reached a place where I am 100% comfortable with who I am, and I am free to enjoy my life and my work. The past forty years have indeed been a journey from innocence to understanding, and I can’t wait to celebrate that with Australia.

    Tickets on sale from 9.00am, Thursday, 27 April from Ticketmaster | 136 100

    or www.ticketmaster.com.au and the venue | www.thetivoli.com.au

  • Sat
    09
    Sep
    2017
    11:45am – 3:20pm.Fortitude Valley

    Bite Sip Stroll, the unique dining event that has tantalised tastebuds nationwide, is returning to
    Brisbane with the Fortitude Valley as its destination.

    The Valley restaurants opening their doors to Bite Sip Stroll guests on Saturday, September 9,
    are Gerard’s Bistro, Nickel Kitchen & Bar, The APO and Gerard’s Bar.

    This premium culinary adventure offers diners an unmatched opportunity to wine and dine at
    some of Australia’s finest restaurants.

    The afternoon gourmet exploration involves guests visiting four of the most awarded restaurants
    in town enjoying distinctive dishes prepared by the head chefs of each establishment with wine
    to match, selected by experts from Wine Selectors Tasting Panel.

    Inspired by the dining culture of Europe where food and wine lovers take a bite here and a sip
    there while strolling through the city taking in the atmosphere and sites, Bite Sip Stroll was
    created by Ben Daly, his sister Carly Griffin and Ben’s partner Maddy Magi-Prowse.

    The afternoon of top class wining and dining is an ideal opportunity to interact and impress, be it
    with a partner or a group of friends. And at $129 a head for the unique experience there is no
    better value.

    Purchase tickets here!

  • Tue
    26
    Sep
    2017
    9:15 am – 12:30 pm Central Dockside Apartments 44 Ferry Street Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169

    If you are seeking a Board role and not sure where to start then join Business Women Australia for this half day dive to prepare for and identify the right Board for you.

    This pragmatic, 3 hour workshop has been designed and developed by experienced Board Director, Balveen Ajimal, Founder of Grace Consulting and Diamond Member of Business Women Australia.

    You will cover the 6 Keys to Open the Boardroom Door and leave with a clear plan of action :-

    1. Introduction to Boards – learning about the different types of Boards, Roles and Responsibilities.
    2. Why? Motivations and Reasons for Board Role Ambitions – Exploring the reasons and opportunities of being on a Board.
    3. You, your skillset and value – using the “total person” approach to understanding your skills, experiences and values to identify what your unique proposition and selling points are.
    4. Identifying the Right Board for you – defining a constructive, targeted plan that is the right professional and personal fit for you so your investment in time and energy will be where your passion and expertise lies.
    5. The Infrastructure Positioning You and Your Value – build your CV and LinkedIn Profile to showcase your worth and readiness.
    6. Plan of Action and Approach – this action plan will support and guide your approach and identify areas to address or gaps to fill so you are ready to join the Board.

    Purchase tickets here!

  • Sat
    14
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    15
    Oct
    2017
    11:00 AM – 4:00 PMLightspace

    Get hip deep in the finest Pinot Noirs produced in the southern hemisphere, crowd surf the mosh pit of the most enticing, enthralling, sexy, silky, suave and sophisticated grape variety on the planet; Pinot Noir.

    NO PESKY TOKENS in this festival of Pinot Noir. Your ticket includes all wines and an epic crystal Plumm RedB glass valued at $35.00 – because size matters.

    This festival kicks on from 1PM – 6PM.

    PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR

    Upgrade yourself to VIP and get early access (11AM – 1PM), a curated suggested tour by some of cities best sommeliers, tastings from the Somm Bar and the occasional under-the-table-pour.

    Full event details here!

  • Sat
    02
    Dec
    2017
    QPAC, Brisbane

    Due to overwhelming demand and a sell out tour in 2015, a brand new From Broadway to La Scala returns November 2017 and featuring some of the great hits from musicals and operas that the audience will know and love.

    Soaring with the exuberance of the great stage musicals and enriched with the passion of grand opera, From Broadway to La Scala will hit a new high note for all lovers of fine entertainment in 2017.  From Puccini to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bizet to Gershwin and Verdi to Cole Porter, this unique concert experience will feature many of the greatest songs, arias and duets of the last two centuries, performed by four of Australia’s most highly acclaimed contemporary singers.

    Renowned for their charisma, stagecraft and musical versatility, tenor David Hobson and bass baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes will join musical theatre star Lisa McCune and the breathtaking soprano Greta Bradman to thrill audiences with a seamless blend of classical elegance and theatrical glamour.

    Purchase tickets here!

  • Sat
    16
    Dec
    2017
    Brisbane Entertainment Centre

    This November and December, The Wiggles will present their Wiggly Christmas Big Show! tour and will perform all across the country, visiting Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong and Brisbane.

    Featuring much-loved Wiggles songs like ‘Do the Propeller!’, ‘Toot, Toot!’, ‘Hot Potato’ and ‘Rock-a- Bye Your Bear’, you’ll also get your tinsel-toes tapping along as The Wiggles perform our favourite Christmas songs.

    With LED screens, a huge, impressive inflatable backdrop and, of course, the Big Red Car, the 1 hour 20 minute show will have families dancing and singing long after the show has ended.

    One person who can’t wait for the end of year shows is Blue Wiggle Anthony: “Can you believe that The Wiggles have been entertaining children around the world for over 26 years now. It’s so wonderful to see children who once came to see us, now bringing their children to see us perform!

    “We love to finish the year seeing all the children of Australia and we can’t wait to perform all our favourite Wiggles songs and to have a very merry Christmas with everyone,” he said.

    Tickets on sale 10am this Friday 7th July, visit www.thewiggles.com for more details.