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  • Thu
    29
    Jun
    2017
    Sun
    02
    Jul
    2017
    Brisbane Entertainment Centre

    The absolute MUST SEE magical event of the year has been announced – this year Disney on Ice presents FROZEN will tour the country, bringing the much loved stars to Brisbane from June 29 to July 2 with tickets on sale TODAY!!

    Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, Disney On Ice presents Frozen will thrill audiences with the full story of Frozen – featuring the beloved Anna, Elsa and the loveable snowman Olaf as well as never before seen characters, including Grand Pabbie, the Trolls and Marshmallow. With the story unfolding on the ice for the first time in Australia, just as it did in the international blockbuster and Academy award winning film.

    Disney On Ice presents Frozen will transform the stage into the wintery world of Arendelle inviting audiences to accompany Anna on her epic journey to save her sister Elsa and the kingdom of Arendelle. The immersive show experience features world class ice skating and dazzling special effects.

    The internationally acclaimed ice show features world class ice skating and breathtaking special effects. 2017 marks 30 years since Feld Entertainment first toured Australia with an ice show!

    Purchase tickets here!

  • Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017
    8:00am - 5:30pmTAFE Queensland Brisbane - South Bank Campus, 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane

    This conference is aimed as professional development for new and established writers and illustrators of Children’s and Young Adult literature. Master classes and workshops will be conducted by Ben Long, Elizabeth KasmarEmily LarkinFelicity VallenceJacqueline Harvey, Jake Harris, Jo Sandhu, Michelle Worthington, Nadine BatesNatalie Hatch, Pamela RushbyPhil Kettle, and Shaun Tan(via Skype).

    Our CYA success stories once again show cased that CYA Conference is making a difference in aspiring authors and illustrators in helping them on their road to publication.

    For full event info click here!

  • Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017
    10.00am - 9pmTeneriffe

    Every July, the Teneriffe Festival enlivens and transforms the suburb with a bold celebration of the community and everything from the past right through to the future that makes it unique.

    The event program is kaleidoscopic in its diversity, from historical to contemporary; from folk music through to punk rock; health and fitness through to cheese, champagne and oysters…. We strive to create a one-day event that really does have something for everyone – regardless of age or tastes. The Festival attracts 50,000 people, all keen to wander the riverside streets and hidden laneways, discovering our 25 musical performances and street acts, 40 local restaurants and food vendors, around 60 market stalls and displays, a glorious Kids World and dozens of community groups.

    More than any other local event, the Teneriffe Festival defines our community’s personality. For over six years we have presented both local and international artists and personalities who guarantee headlines, and whose presence adds to the Festival's buzz and prestige. Similarly, we have partnered with some of the most reputable corporate brands in Australia and developed wonderful relationships with these entities that are mutually beneficial.

     

  • Mon
    10
    Jul
    2017
    6:45 pmDendy Portside Cinema

    Dendy invites you to our preview screening of THE BEGUILED on Monday 10th July at 6:45 pm. Enjoy a complimentary beverage on arrival.

    Innocent, until betrayed.

    At a girls' school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.

    "Told with surgical precision and savage grace." - David Ehrlich, indieWire

    "An exquisitely crafted drama of seduction, survival and sexual awakening..." - Dave Calhoun, Time Out

    "Coppola enriches the story top to bottom." - A. A. Dowd, AV Club

    Purchase tickets here!

  • Fri
    14
    Jul
    2017
    Sat
    29
    Jul
    2017
    QPAC

    Shy and law-abiding, gentleman farmer Robin Oakapple is working up the courage to ask the beautiful Rose Maybud to marry him. But he has a dark secret; he is the heir to a terrible curse befalling all Baronets of Ruddigore and has been living in disguise to escape his fate. When the truth is discovered, Robin is bound to obey the family curse that dictates he must commit a dastardly crime every day – or face a torturous death.

    Lindy Hume’s take on Gilbert & Sullivan, designed by Richard Roberts, will be an irreverent romp celebrating Victoriana in all its eccentricity. Ruddigore features many wonderful musical gems such as the ‘Matter’ trio and Rose’s ‘Etiquette’ song.

    We welcome back popular stars of Candide, Bryan Probets and Christine Johnston who will be joined by a stellar cast including Kanen Breen, Jason Barry-Smith, Roxane Hislop and Natalie Peluso as Rose Maybud. Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse will delight, excite and entertain.

    Full event info here!

  • Sun
    16
    Jul
    2017
    TBC

    SUPPORT THE ROYAL BRISBANE AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION THROUGH DESIGN, CREATIVITY, INNOVATION AND THE JOY OF LIFE.

    Find out more!

    This competition is open to all the designers no matter young or old, amateur or professional you are just as long as you are passionate about design, art, jewellery and supporting our community.

    The winning design of the competition will be modified by our experienced jewellery designers and manufactured as a “limited edition” of Butterfly Ball collection. All the profits from the sales of this limited edition will be donated to RBWH Foundation to support the Neonatal Unit at RBWH as well as medical research into baby brain development and other conditions associated with premature birth. The winning designer will also be invited to The Harcourts Foundation Butterfly Ball 2017, one of Brisbane’s signature events to share the story behind the design.

    The winner will receive one of their charms, a piece of high-end Joie De Vie Charms jewellery valued at more than $500, and two tickets to the 2017 Butterfly Ball (valued at $400).

    Entry is free.You don’t need to be a professional jewellery designer, you just need to be passionate about supporting our community and have a flair for jewellery.

    To learn more about this competition, please follow our Facebook event page "Joy of Life” Charms Design Competition.

  • Sun
    16
    Jul
    2017
    4:00 pmDendy Portside Cinema

    Dendy invites you to their preview screening of Paris Can Wait on Sunday 16th July at 4:00pm. Glass of sparkling and a macaron on arrival!

    Club Members: $15.00

    General Admits: $20.00

    Purchase tickets here!

    C'est la vie

    A woman at a crossroads traveling to Paris from Cannes along with her successful film producer husband, finds herself on a two-day road trip with his business associate. What follows is a carefree journey replete with diversions involving picturesque sites, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance - reawakening Anne's senses and a new lust for life.

    "Echoes with genuine poignancy . . . a modest, genteel piece of cinematic escapism, a silky testament to sensuality . . . impeccably tasteful" -The Washington Post

    "Sumptuously seductive cuisine.." -SSG Syndicate

    "Coppola keeps the tension in the air like a lightly bouncing ball." -Indiewire

  • Mon
    17
    Jul
    2017
    Sun
    30
    Jul
    2017
    Multiple

    This year’s lineup features the return of crowd-favourite Night Noodle Markets (July 19-30) and a host of new featured events:

    Good Food Month Launch After Party

    July 17, 2017; 7:30pm, Stokehouse Q ($50pp includes beverages and canapés)

    For the first time, the afterparty of the Brisbane Times Good Food Month launch will be open to the public. Soak up the spectacular Brisbane atmosphere at Stokehouse Q with delicious food, music and fun.

    Hat Swap

    July 27th, 2017; seating times 5:30pm or 8.30pm, ($165pp with matched wine)

    Join Melbourne’s Embla head chef Dave Verheul and Gerard’s Bistro head chef Ben Williamson who are coming together for the first time as part of Brisbane Good Food Month for an exclusive collaborative dinner with matched wines.

    Laneway! Streetfood! Music! presented by Beer the Beautiful Truth

    Friday, July 28; 6pm, secret location ($50pp includes 4 beers* and 3 food items )

    Check out this laneway celebration of cold beers and delicious street food created by Australia’s best chefs. A diverse menu will be on offer, served in a secret city location. At just $50 a ticket - which includes food, ice cold beer or cider* and live music - this event delivers unbeatable value. A must-do during Good Food Month.
    * can size 330ml

    Escape to Halcyon House

    August 25; Halcyon House ($2,000 Package per couple, overnight stay)

    Discover the stunning coastline of Northern NSW with an all-inclusive luxurious escape at Halcyon House. With no detail spared, enjoy luxury car transfers, welcome drinks by the pool, and an exclusive dinner with Paper Daisy chef, Ben Devlin. Then wake up the next day with yoga followed by a champagne breakfast and finish the day with a bespoke seasonal cooking class with a special guest chef.

    Brisbane’s Young Chefs Lunch

    July 23; 12:30 - 2.30pm, ARIA ($150pp with matched wine or beer)

    It’s time to meet Brisbane’s next generation. The Young Chefs lunch is all about undiscovered talent, giving you a first hand look at the young guns who are going to be making big waves soon. Hosted at ARIA, you’ll enjoy an inspiring lunch under the guidance of head chef Ben Russell.

    We've just locked in the four young chefs involved and a menu, as follows:

    • Canapé
    • Course 1  by Josh Raine – The Urban Group – Hibiscus cured QLD cobia, globe artichoke, dulse seaweed
    • Course 2  by Alex Gregg – Gerard`s Bistro – Roast Blue eye, charred onion consommé, tuna heart, sea spray, burnt garlic oil
    • Course 3 by Jeong Insik – ARIA Restaurant – Wagyu short rib, white kimchi, nashi pear
    • Course 4 by Callum Decosta – Esquire Restaurant – Lemon myrtle, pineapple, macadamia and curry

  • Fri
    21
    Jul
    2017
    Sun
    23
    Jul
    2017
    10am - 8pmRNA Showgrounds

    The Food & Wine Expo is excited to launch in Brisbane after 10 years of successful events around Australia!

    Enjoy FREE tastings and samples from over 100 gourmet exhibitors inside the show. Businesses in all areas of food, wines, homewares and kitchenware come together to show you the latest products and ideas for you to try at home.

    Tantalise your tastebuds! - Your chance for an intimate dining experience with a Masterchef favourite in the Dining Room! Enjoy a modern dining experience with Ben Milbourne, who will design the menu, prepare the meals and then join you for the full degustation. This is a great opportunity to get up close and personal (and learn some MasterChef secrets!)

    Purchase tickets here!

  • Fri
    21
    Jul
    2017
    Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017
    6:00 pmStartup Precinct, Level 2, TC Beirne Building 315 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

    Rails Girls aims to breakdown barriers to technology and make it more accessible for women.

    Rails Girls is an international community dedicated to introducing women to software development in a safe and inclusive environment. Our aim is to empower women to take the initial steps to conquer the online world.

    The weekend event is free and open to all enthusiastic women.

    The workshop takes place over two days - Friday evening and a full day workshop on Saturday. We have mentors from the Rails community supporting the event who bring a range of skills and experience to help attendees. We also have a second track (Rails Girls Next) for our more advanced attendees.

    All you need to join in is a laptop and some curiosity. The two-day event includes a lot of small groups and short focused talks on programming, design and web.

    Register now!

  • 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!

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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
    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!