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Bop to the pops – Britney Spears’ choreographer is hosting a dance class full of Brit's hits
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Bop to the pops – Britney Spears’ choreographer is hosting a dance class full of Brit’s hits

Look, we're not gonna beat around the bush – life in quarantine has got us doing some some strange things. Whether it's attempting to dramatically change our hairstyle à la Britney circa 2007, text our K-Fed-like exes, or the boundless attempts to replicate Britney Spears' iconic dance moves, our lives are starting to mirror our favourite gym-burning pop queen. To help us get a piece of Britney (and get a good sweat sesh in while we're at it), Brit's former choreographer is hosting a virtual pop-song-fuelled dance class. Yep, that's right – it’s time to work, bitch. more

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There is no mystery so great as misery – The Australian Ballet breathes new life into classic fable The Happy Prince
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There is no mystery so great as misery – The Australian Ballet breathes new life into classic fable The Happy Prince

Mixing playfulness and poetry with a side of pirouetting, The Happy Prince, is The Australian Ballet's take on the classic Oscar Wilde tale of the warm-hearted golden statue. The world premiere of this brand-new ballet by Australian Choreographer Graeme Murphy is coming to QPAC from 25 to 29 February and is set to capture the hearts of those with child-like imaginations with its magical story of love and sacrifice. more

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Goodbye for now, but not forever – Metro Arts bids farewell to its Edward Street home with two-week festival Metro Arts, with love
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Goodbye for now, but not forever – Metro Arts bids farewell to its Edward Street home with two-week festival Metro Arts, with love

Since news broke in December 2019 that the much-loved heritage-listed arts centre at 109 Edward Street had sold, we have been eagerly anticipating how Metro Arts will celebrate more than four decades of supporting and mentoring artists and their creative works. Set to go out with a bang, Metro Arts, with love is – as you probably rightly assumed – a love letter to the space as well as to the artists and audiences in the form of 12 days of performance, artworks and live music from February 1 to 15. more

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Dumplings, dragon dancers and street parades – where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Brisbane
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Dumplings, dragon dancers and street parades – where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Brisbane

A welcome addition to the start-of-year calendar, the annual Chinese New Year festivities celebrate the turn of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar and bring bright lights, delicious cuisine and lion dancing to our great city. This year we welcome the Year of the Rat with plenty of celebrations running from late January all the way through to mid February. If you are keen to check out some action-packed events, we’ve rounded up all the colourful festivities taking place in and around Brisbane. more

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Cirque du Soleil's Big Top returns to Brisbane with KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities
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Cirque du Soleil’s Big Top returns to Brisbane with KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities

Roll up, roll up – it's time to walk the tightrope to Cirque du Soleil's big top at Northshore Hamilton, as the largest contemporary circus producer in the world is back in Brisbane with its newest show-stopping spectacle. Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production since 1984, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities is set to wow audiences with weird and wonderful acrobatics teamed with hilarious carnival comedy from Friday January 10 to Sunday February 23. more

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Christmas in Brisbane brings magic, wonder and free fun this festive season
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Christmas in Brisbane brings magic, wonder and free fun this festive season

The tinsel is out of storage, the ornaments are polished and the oven is prepped at a perfect pavlova-cooking temperature – we think it’s safe to say that the festive season has well and truly arrived! Christmas in Brisbane is truly a magical time where our city comes alive to celebrate in a uniquely Australian way – after all, who needs snow when you have sand? From enchanted gardens to festive beats, we’ve found the best things happening during Christmas in Brisbane across The City, South Bank and Roma Street Parkland. more

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What’s on this Ekka eve and public holiday
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What’s on this Ekka eve and public holiday

There are so many things to love about the Ekka – the food, the animals and the rides are right up there, but it’s the public holiday that we’re most grateful for. If you’re not up for braving the crowds at the showgrounds on Wednesday August 14, we’ve whipped up a little list of things that are happening around town on the public holiday and the night before – you get a sleep-in, after all … more


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Queensland Ballet brings back a classic with its stunning season of Romeo & Juliet
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Queensland Ballet brings back a classic with its stunning season of Romeo & Juliet

“Two households, both alike in dignity …” It’s one of the oldest and most tragic love stories of all time, and has been privy to countless interpretations across all artistic mediums – we’re talking, of course, about Shakespeare’s ever-enduring Romeo & Juliet. The beauty, drama and sheer theatricality of The Bard’s most popular tale still resonate with audiences the world over, particularly in the realm of dance. Returning from a sold-out 2014 season and in feverish demand, Queensland Ballet is treating audiences once more to the true treat that is Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet, coming to QPAC from August 28. more

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Parties, provocation and pure passion – Brisbane Festival unveils its whopping 2019 program
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Parties, provocation and pure passion – Brisbane Festival unveils its whopping 2019 program

September in Brisbane is a seriously magical time – we’re in the heart of springtime, spirits are high, and the city becomes home to one of our most beloved annual rituals. That’s right – Brisbane Festival is returning from September 5–28 and bringing with it a whole host of jaw-dropping entertainment. We’ve been keeping you posted on some juicy announcements as they come through, but the full program has finally made its way out into the world – and we’ve gotta tell you, it’s well worth getting excited about. more

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All that glitters is gorgeous – our top five unmissable events at MELT Festival this year
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All that glitters is gorgeous – our top five unmissable events at MELT Festival this year

Brisbane, the most fabulous time of the year is almost upon us. Dust off your sequins, bust out the rhinestones and take the feather boa out of storage – MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture is back with so much more than a bang, baby! Returning to its spiritual home of the Brisbane Powerhouse from June 28 to July 7, this iconic festival shines a spotlight on what are historically some of the world’s most amazing but marginalised communities, all while celebrating them in every iteration. From filthy-gorgeous cabaret to insightful conversations and high drag, we’ve picked five events at this year’s MELT that you cannot miss. more

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Party like a demigod when Paniyiri Greek Festival returns
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Party like a demigod when Paniyiri Greek Festival returns

Brisbane, the time is almost here – the haloumi is sizzling, the honey puffs are getting dusted with sugar and the zorba lines are approaching at a rapid pace. That’s right, Paniyiri Greek Festival is back! Returning to its spiritual home of Musgrave Park and The Greek Club from May 18–19, Brisbane’s biggest celebration of Greek culture will fill your belly and warm your heart. more

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Flips and fermatas – the Brandenburg and Circa team up for their next thrilling continental collaboration
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Flips and fermatas – the Brandenburg and Circa team up for their next thrilling continental collaboration

When you’re on to a winning combination, it pays to keep the ball rolling – case in point with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Circa. Each of these entities is a leader in their respective scenes, gaining the highest praise across the worlds of music and movement. Following their first Helpmann Award-winning offering and second sold-out creation, the two powerhouses are joining forces once again to bring magic to the stage. For one night only on Tuesday May 21, English Baroque with Circa will set the QPAC Concert Hall alight with an explosion of sound, colour and synergy. more

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Curiouser and curiouser – a ballet blockbuster is headed to Brisbane
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Curiouser and curiouser – a ballet blockbuster is headed to Brisbane

When it comes to visual marvels, they don’t come much bolder or brighter than the story of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s curious and quirky cast of characters have been poaching hearts since the story was originally published way back in 1865 – and the story continues to be reinvented to this day. The Australian Ballet is bringing its award-winning, sell-out adaptation of Carroll’s masterpiece to the QPAC stage for a strictly limited run – and these are some very important dates you won’t want to be late for. more

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Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Brisbane
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Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Brisbane

One of the best parts of living in Australia is the huge mix of cultures that we have going on here. Many other countries have brought their customs and celebrations to our shores, giving us even more reasons to learn about and appreciate our global community. One of the most significant events on the world calendar is Lunar New Year, a time when people from Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese backgrounds celebrate the lunar calendar ticking over into a new year. Come Tuesday February 5, we will officially welcome the Year of the Pig – here are the best places around Brisbane to celebrate! more

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Wonderland Festival is bringing us into summer with a carnival of circus, sizzle and sex appeal
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Wonderland Festival is bringing us into summer with a carnival of circus, sizzle and sex appeal

Can you feel that, Brisbane? The humidity is rising, we’re dabbing feverishly at our brows and fanning our chests in pure anticipation. No, it’s not a traditional summer heatwave headed our way – the sexy, salacious and unashamedly bold Wonderland Festival is tumbling back into town! Set to unleash on its home of the Brisbane Powerhouse from November 22, the annual cocktail of comedy, cabaret, circus and all things sexy is set to get temperatures soaring. more

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Italy's iconic La Scala Ballet makes its Australian debut at these Brisbane-exclusive performances
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Italy’s iconic La Scala Ballet makes its Australian debut at these Brisbane-exclusive performances

When it comes to the ballet, Europe is known for producing some of the most beautiful troupes in the world. One such prestigious company is Italy’s Teatro alla Scala Ballet – or the La Scala Ballet for short. The skill and expertise of these dancers is almost unfathomable, which is why this next piece of news is particularly exciting – La Scala is coming to Australia for the very first time, performing a string of shows at QPAC that are exclusive to Brisbane only. Oh, and the company is bringing its 110-person strong staff with it! Mark November 7–18 in your diary and pick a date, because this is one show you won’t want to miss. more

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Strap yourself in – sexy adults-only circus cabaret Infamous is headed to Brisbane
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Strap yourself in – sexy adults-only circus cabaret Infamous is headed to Brisbane

If you keep up to date with our Gold Coast publication, you may have recently noticed a phenomenon sweeping the shores down south – one of the red hot, highly physically impressive and riotously funny variety. We’re talking about Infamous, the seriously sizzling fusion of circus, cabaret and comedy. After sold-out shows all around the country and an unprecedented extended season on the coast, Brisbane is about to get a taste of the action. more

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Queensland Ballet delivers a heady dose of fairytale magic with Cinderella
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Queensland Ballet delivers a heady dose of fairytale magic with Cinderella

When you think about classic fairytales, it makes sense that they are so perfectly suited to the realm of ballet – the whimsy, beauty and fantasy of these timeless tales lend themselves so well to the genre. One of the world’s most beloved stories is coming to QPAC this September, when Queensland Ballet brings its stunning rendition of Cinderella to the stage. more

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Five in five – our top picks from every day of Valley Fiesta
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Five in five – our top picks from every day of Valley Fiesta

Folks, the time is almost upon us – the hotly anticipated Valley Fiesta is back in town and sticking around for an extra few days of goodness. For the first time in its inception, the Fiesta will be spreading its program of live music, art, theatre, immersive experiences and parties across five jam-packed days. There’s so much to see and do that we thought we’d give you a helping hand sorting through it all – from tropical rooftops to laneway shindigs, we’ve picked our must-dos at Valley Fiesta for every night of the week. more