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Watch live shows like never before at The Tivoli's Open Season series of gigs
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Watch live shows like never before at The Tivoli’s Open Season series of gigs

Be prepared for jaw-dropping cabaret, daring circus acts and a whole lot of live-music goodness – The Tivoli is putting on a show (well, actually, quite a lot of them) as part of its brand-new live music and entertainment series Open Season. A curated series of concerts and performances taking over the iconic live-music venue, Open Season is set to reinvigorate Brisbane’s performing arts scene all summer long. From November 2020 to February 2021, eager concert-goers will be able to treat their ears and eyes to shows featuring Custard, Megan Washington, Cub Sport, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Briefs Factory and many more! more

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Queensland Theatre set to reopen with the world premiere of The Holidays
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Queensland Theatre set to reopen with the world premiere of The Holidays

It feels like everybody could do with a little bit of good, nay great news, so here's something that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your dial – after a temporary COVID-related hiatus, the Queensland Theatre is back, baby! To celebrate its triumphant return, the venue is hosting the world-premiere season of the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award (QPDA) 2018–19 winner The Holidays by David Megarrity. more

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Jazzy picnics, Disney drive-ins and blockbuster motorcycle exhibitions – the best spring events to check out in Brisbane
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Jazzy picnics, Disney drive-ins and blockbuster motorcycle exhibitions – the best spring events to check out in Brisbane

Spring sees Brisbane bloom with a number of exciting events popping up all over the city. So you can streamline the new season celebrations, we have picked out some of the top events worth checking out from September to November. From month-long culture festivals to musical-filled picnics in the park, outdoor cinemas and world-exclusive exhibitions, there’s plenty to dive into this spring. more

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Pick up the phone for a sexy hump-day treat with (You Don’t Have To Put On Your) Red Light
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Pick up the phone for a sexy hump-day treat with (You Don’t Have To Put On Your) Red Light

Your phone rings. You've been expecting it but still, it startles you. Excitedly, you answer. The voice on the other end commands you to get comfortable because you're in for a wild ride. You oblige because, let's be honest, 2020 has been a bit of a bummer so far, so anything that promises a little escape is a welcome reprieve. Plus, you're in the mood for a really, really good time. If this sounds like your kind of hump-day activity, you are invited to get a little hot under the collar for (You Don’t Have To Put On Your) Red Light, an intimate audio experience coming to a phone near you.  more

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Metro Arts opens its doors at West Village with a colourful program of events
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Metro Arts opens its doors at West Village with a colourful program of events

Since moving out of its previous home at 109 Edward Street in The City, we have been eagerly anticipating the reopening (and rebirth) of Metro Arts. The famed creative institution has found its new stomping ground within the West Village precinct, bringing West End its first live theatre in a quarter of a century. To usher in the contemporary era of the 40-year-old multi-arts organisation, Metro Arts has lifted the curtain on its vibrant 2020 program, which includes a variety of electrifying performances, thrilling productions, eye-catching installations and enchanting exhibitions. It all kicks off when the doors open to the public on Thursday September 3, with a jam-packed itinerary of exciting events from the Brisbane Festival program. more

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Double trouble – this thrilling audio game puts you head-to-head with a look-alike imposter
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Double trouble – this thrilling audio game puts you head-to-head with a look-alike imposter

Imagine this – you're home alone with your beloved family member when they start acting a little strangely. Maybe they just don't seem like themselves. One thing is for sure – something is definitely off, but you can't quite put your finger on it. This is the concept behind the hair-raising at-home audio experience, Double, which pits players against their loved ones in a race to find out who is the imposter. more

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Candy-coated musicals, froth-filled fests and queer flicks – the best events in Brisbane this March
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Candy-coated musicals, froth-filled fests and queer flicks – the best events in Brisbane this March

Another month, another bunch of awesome happenings to look forward to! Whether you're looking to chill out and listen to some live tunes at a backyard barbecue, bask in some toe-tapping theatre or immerse yourself in thought-provoking conversations on science and space, there's something for every leisure seeker on the calendar this month. We've put together a handy list of the coolest events happening in Brisbane this March, from science festivals full of wisdom and wonder to chocolate-covered musicals. 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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Acclaimed harpist Xavier de Maistre returns to serenade crowds with seductive symphonies in Vivaldi's Venice
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Acclaimed harpist Xavier de Maistre returns to serenade crowds with seductive symphonies in Vivaldi’s Venice

Internationally celebrated harpist and all-round breathtaking stage presence, Xavier de Maistre is returning to Brisbane to serenade crowds with a celestial soundtrack of seductive strings as part of his national tour with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Audiences will be taken on a musical journey along the bustling canals and renaissance palaces of the City of Bridges, as the master harpist takes a solo turn in Vivaldi’s Venice on Tuesday March 3. more

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Learn untold stories of heritage and history at La Boite's newest production The Neighbourhood
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Learn untold stories of heritage and history at La Boite’s newest production The Neighbourhood

We all know Brisbane is a melting pot of diverse cultural backgrounds and there's no better way to learn about different cultures than stopping and listening to stories from people who have made our beautiful country their home. This is exactly the idea behind The Neighbourhood, an intimate story-telling experience that transports the audience across countries and through time in search of a home (and community) – taking over La Boite's Roundhouse Theatre from February 8 to 29. 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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Cultural preservation starts with conversation – BrisAsia Talks dives into our city's cultural identity
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Cultural preservation starts with conversation – BrisAsia Talks dives into our city’s cultural identity

Back for its eighth year from February 1 to 29, BrisAsia Festival showcases the rich culture, traditions and an atmosphere that celebrates Brisbane’s cultural diversity. A massive part of the festival is creating conversation around Brisbane’s current and future culture and creativity. Enter BrisAsia Talks, an afternoon of chatting about everything from cultural preservation to spirituality and gaming culture. 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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Mark your calendar – five unmissable events for 2020
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Mark your calendar – five unmissable events for 2020

From sun-soaked music festivals to stage shows straight from Broadway, 2019 brought us a unique array of impressive events which dazzled and delighted the senses. As we near closer to the festive extravaganza that is New Year's, we become more and more curious for what the roaring twenties will bring. With a new decade comes a new calendar full of key events, so we've collated five exciting happenings in 2020 that are worthy of a save the date. 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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2020 vision – La Boite Theatre reveals its fearless and provocative season program for next year
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2020 vision – La Boite Theatre reveals its fearless and provocative season program for next year

Let’s be honest – 95 years is a bloody long time to be doing anything, let alone in the often-fickle and ever-changing arts scene. The local legends at La Boite Theatre have been champions of fearless and unforgettable storytelling for almost a century, and throughout that time have managed to represent the adventurous and alternative while always keeping things fresh. Coming into 2020, you’d best believe that this team of creative wizards has pulled out all the stops to assemble a program that kicks serious ass – including two world premieres, one Australian premiere and the return of a family favourite. more

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Weird, wild, wonderful – Wonderland Festival returns to reveal all this summer
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Weird, wild, wonderful – Wonderland Festival returns to reveal all this summer

The weather is warming and the days are lengthening. A palpable energy is returning to our city streets as we work our way into spring, which will soon fold to the most victorious season of the year – summer. Hot days and nights heaving with fun, this is the time for a little self-indulgent celebration after another year spent steeped in deep devotion to the daily grind and responsibility. As always, we are here to help you in these pleasurable pursuits, bringing you a little suggested hedonism to pop in your end-of-year celebratory calendar. more