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Comedy greats, prolific plays and a festival of cheese – here’s what’s on in Brisbane this weekend
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Comedy greats, prolific plays and a festival of cheese – here’s what’s on in Brisbane this weekend

As we move into winter, there’s no better way to fill these chilly days than with a jam-packed weekend of culture, comedy and food. From an action-packed cheese festival to pasta dishes by an Italian-cuisine connoisseur, captivating theatre and seriously funny stand-up, Brisbane is heating up just in time for this cold snap of a weekend. Here’s what not to miss from May 23 to May 26 … more

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The Powerhouse goes prehistoric with Dinosaur Time Machine
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The Powerhouse goes prehistoric with Dinosaur Time Machine

Dinosaurs. Whether we’re young or old we can all agree, they’re sick as hell. This school holidays, budding palaeontologists and their parental units can add some education to their entertainment (or some entertainment to their education) as the award-winning production Dinosaur Time Machine returns to the Brisbane Powerhouse from April 9–13. more

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Three acrobats and a violinist captivate crowds in Circa's hometown premiere of What Will Have Been
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Three acrobats and a violinist captivate crowds in Circa’s hometown premiere of What Will Have Been

In celebration of its milestone 20th anniversary, world-renowned performing-arts powerhouse Circa is taking circus mastery to dizzying new levels with a special hometown premiere of its international hit What Will Have Been. Following a sell-out tour across France, the must-see show – which has been dubbed the most challenging ever for Circa performers – will captivate Brisbane audiences with a limited season at QPAC from March 13–17. more

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Metro Arts unveils its 2024 season of explosive performances, bold exhibitions and experimental dance
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Metro Arts unveils its 2024 season of explosive performances, bold exhibitions and experimental dance

Trailblazing creative institution Metro Arts has unveiled its groundbreaking 2024 season of events, exhibitions and performances, which is set to shine a spectacularly bright light on a new wave of innovative artists and their daring endeavours. With experimentation at its core, the stellar new program will thrill audiences and enthusiasts with 13 thought-provoking art exhibitions, ten boundary-pushing mainstage productions, and the debut of a two-week dance festival. Here's a sneak peek of what's to come ... more

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The best things to do this Valentine’s Day season – regardless of relationship status
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The best things to do this Valentine’s Day season – regardless of relationship status

Labels be damned – the season of Saint Valentine is the time to indulge in some wholesome festivities, regardless if you're steering a situationship, chronically single or happily coupled up. Don't want to be couped up while lovebirds gallivant around town? Keen to practice some self love? We’ve rounded up the best no-strings things happening this February, from romcom marathons to art classes. more

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La Boite's 2024 program unveiled – expect romantic dramas, Heartbreak-ing debuts and tinselled world premieres
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La Boite’s 2024 program unveiled – expect romantic dramas, Heartbreak-ing debuts and tinselled world premieres

As Brisbane’s home to emerging theatre for the last 99 years, La Boite Theatre’s yearly program always pushes the boundary with trailblazing content from emerging playwrights and cult-favourites. From modern classics to coming-of-age epics and world-first premieres – take your seats for another dazzling year of drama. La Boite Theatre’s 2024 program is here with a stellar season of unmissable productions. more


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Bluey, the Beast and plenty of festival beats – all of the events you won’t want to miss in 2024
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Bluey, the Beast and plenty of festival beats – all of the events you won’t want to miss in 2024

With 2023 practically a write-off, it’s time to cast our eyes to all things bigger and better. Turn to that fresh calendar page, exhale and start anew with a brand-new year. And from where we're standing – your 2024? It’s looking good. Get ready for a new year of stacked festival line-ups, world-class culture and fun for the whole family. Keep reading to discover all the endless fun in-store for the future you in 2024. more

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Two fun and free productions will take over Brisbane City Hall these school holidays
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Two fun and free productions will take over Brisbane City Hall these school holidays

Ah, school holidays. While we love some quality time spent with the little ones, sometimes it can be difficult to find enough activities to keep the kiddies entertained that are also easy on the bank account. This is where the Lord Mayor's Children's Program comes in. With two super-fun and free productions taking over Brisbane City Hall in December and January, there is so much affordable entertainment to be experienced. Keep reading for all of the details ... more

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Flock to The Pink Flamingo Spiegeland to experience captivating cabaret, awe-inspiring acrobatics and provocative art
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Flock to The Pink Flamingo Spiegeland to experience captivating cabaret, awe-inspiring acrobatics and provocative art

Great news for fans of flamboyant and fabulous frivolity –The Pink Flamingo Spiegeland, Brisbane's pulse-igniting, 400-seat spiegel pavillion, is opening at Northshore Hamilton on Saturday December 9. It's here where you'll experience regular cabaret, burlesque, comedy, acrobatics and drag shows in glitzy 1920s New York City-inspired surrounds. Expanding its flock from iconic venue The Pink Flamingo Spielgelclub Gold Coast, the Brisbane sibling will be home to three world-class resident productions, alongside a range of food and beverage offerings to keep you satisfied. Tickets to its inaugural run of shows are on sale now and we've got all of the details, so keep reading ... more

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A touching tale of two Vietnam War refugees making a home in America has landed at QPAC
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A touching tale of two Vietnam War refugees making a home in America has landed at QPAC

Queensland Theatre has brought a bucketful of laughs, shrieks, joy and hope to Brisbane in 2023. For the final time this year, the red carpet is bring rolled out for a season finale production that promises to take audiences on a wild journey of romance and struggle. The Australian premiere of Vietgone is taking over QPAC's Playhouse Theatre from November 4–18, and we suggest you bring some tissues as this spectacular show will make you laugh, cry, feel inspired and maybe even think a little differently. more

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Be taken back to your confusing and chaotic teenage years at La Boite's ferociously funny world premiere IRL
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Be taken back to your confusing and chaotic teenage years at La Boite’s ferociously funny world premiere IRL

Brisbane's passionate incubator of the arts, La Boite Theatre, is wrapping up its trailblazing season of mainstage productions with a pop-culture fuelled world premiere that is full of razor-sharp dialogue, iconic costumes, belly laughs and a whole lot of heart. Taking over La Boite's Roundhouse Theatre from November 6–25, IRL will take you back to your youth in a ferociously funny reflection of what it means to be a teenager searching for love, acceptance and community. more

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Immerse yourself in a tale of consent and relationships at La Boite’s newest teenage-centric production YES YES YES
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Immerse yourself in a tale of consent and relationships at La Boite’s newest teenage-centric production YES YES YES

For the past 98 years, La Boite Theatre has been a melting pot of creativity, supporting thought-provoking conversations, broadening horizons, stirring emotions and igniting imaginations. The icon's newest contemporary-theatre piece YES YES YES, continues to do just that, putting issues young people face in the spotlight and highlighting the importance of the word yes. more

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Forward-thinking and fearless – MELT Festival unveils the program for its 2023 edition
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Forward-thinking and fearless – MELT Festival unveils the program for its 2023 edition

MELT Festival, the cutting-edge celebration of queer art, artists and ideas, has just unveiled its jam-packed 2023 program. Encapsulating the diversity of the queer community and sheer depth of talent across dance floors, book pages, gallery spaces and theatre stages, MELT is delivering one of the most comprehensive showcases of LGBTQIA+ culture to date. It's taking place at Brisbane Powerhouse from November 11–26 – here's what you can expect ... more

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Experience a bold take on Bollywood at ITEM, the new dance-theatre work coming to Metro Arts
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Experience a bold take on Bollywood at ITEM, the new dance-theatre work coming to Metro Arts

When we think of Bollywood cinema, dramatic love stories, elaborate dance sequences, colourful costumes and musical numbers are among the characteristics that come to mind. ITEM, a new dance-theatre work from Brisbane’s Dance Masala Bollywood Dance Company, flips the script on the idealised storytelling tropes of the Bollywood genre and gives it a feminist twist. This one-of-a-kind show will take over the Metro Arts stage from August 17–19, bringing with it a culture-packed performance filled with high-energy Bollywood dancing, catchy music and hyper-rich projected graphics. more

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Love and loss – prepare your heart strings for the world premiere of La Boite's tragi-comedy Capricorn
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Love and loss – prepare your heart strings for the world premiere of La Boite’s tragi-comedy Capricorn

There's a fine line between love and hate, and La Boite Theatre's world-premiere production Capricorn certainly treads it. Written and directed by Butchulla and Kabi Kabi writer Aidan Rowlingson, Capricorn is an unconventional rom-com that follows the fractured trajectory of a relationship in decline, and poses the question – is it possible to love someone and hate them at the same time? more