Exhibitions
World Press Photo exhibition at Brisbane Powerhouse
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World Press Photo exhibition returns to Brisbane Powerhouse

On October 15, 2011, the people of Yemen’s capital Sanaa protested against the rise of President Ali Abdullah Saleh resulting in nine deaths and dozens injured. Inside a mosque being used as a hospital for the injured, a woman held a wounded relative in her arms. It was this scene that Spanish photographer Samuel Aranda stumbled upon while working on an assignment for The New York Times in Yemen, and one he chose to capture. more

Film
Get creative with your canine at The Good Dog! Film Festival
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Get creative with your canine at The Good Dog! Film Festival

When a young Liz Taylor took to the screen with her furry companion in the 1943 classic Lassie it cemented the start of a new kind of movie star – the dog. Fans of this genre can now take inspiration from flicks like Red Dog, Air Bud and Beethoven and transform it into their own directorial debut, thanks to this latest film festival. more

Markets
Say ciao to Italian Week
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Say ciao to Italian Week

Calling all Signors and Signorinas, Italian Week 2012 is upon us – from May 23 to June 2, Brisbane will become a hub of Mediterranean celebrations thanks to numerous events held in the name of Italia. more


Theatre
Storytime turns sour with Twisted Tales
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Storytime turns sour with Twisted Tales

The thought of a fairytale might conjure up images of sweetness and light, but if you take a peek into the pages of a Brothers Grimm or stick to the original Hans Christian Andersen, you’ll find that fairy tales were originally a combination of wickedness, magic and intrigue. more

Music
Avant-garde Edward Guglielmino takes to the stage with The Show
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Avant-garde Edward Guglielmino takes to the stage with The Show

Edward Guglielmino has just arrived back from what some would call a musical holiday – after the release of his first album Late At Night, he took some time off. Now he's back with a vengeance – you can catch his quirky musical musings as he takes to the stage with his new band The Show on Saturday May 19 at the Judith Wright Centre. more

Markets
Party with the hellenic crowd at Paniyiri
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Party with the hellenic crowd at Paniyiri

The Greeks are known for being loud and proud when it comes to their culture, and why wouldn’t you be when you descend from the birthplace of Socrates, baklava and ouzo. Paniyiri, the festival that celebrates Greek culture in its most rambunctious form, is back on Saturday May 19 for a two-day food and dancing overload. more

Exhibitions
Discover Down South at Brisbane Powerhouse
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Discover Down South at Brisbane Powerhouse

The first Australian expedition to the icy wilderness of Antarctica was led by Sir Douglas Mawson 100 years ago. The Brisbane Powerhouse's latest exhibition Down South is a celebration of the centenary of this epic voyage, as well as Australia's involvement in the country in the decades since. more

Music
Stringsations Quartet plays at Music in the Gallery, QAG
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Stringsations Quartet plays at Music in the Gallery, QAG

There is something romantic about the image of a beautifully dressed woman walking down the streets of Paris, stopping to indulge in powder-puff boysenberry meringues, while the sweet sounds of an accordion wafts gently in the crisp morning air. It is so familiar and so novel – the croissants and cafe au laits, the cobbled streets with perfectly lined trees, the white terraces that stand tall on either side of the road. more

Music
Cheap Thrills with Judith Wright Centre
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Cheap Thrills with Judith Wright Centre

For underage musos, the live music scene in Brisbane can sometimes be a desert when it comes to gigs. Thankfully, like a luscious oasis in the middle of its sandy planes, the Judith Wright Centre has come to the rescue of youngsters all over town. Launching this May will be Cheap Thrills – a series of musical fiestas that welcomes fans of all ages. more

Theatre
New Australian play A Hoax premieres at La Boite
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New Australian play A Hoax premieres at La Boite

When it comes to conversations of a serious nature, sometimes it seems easier to sweep it all under a rug. But under there, issues surrounding politics, media, cultural identity and ownership, and race bubble under the surface until someone is ready to speak out. more

Markets
Get up early and go garage sailing
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Get up early and go garage sailing

Gone are the days where rummaging through other people’s seconds resulted in red cheeks. Op shops, car boot sales and garage sales were potential social disaster zones as a child, for fear of running into someone from school while your parents scoured for a bargain amongst others’ junk. But slowly op shops became cool, vintage was the new black, and the cheaper an item, the more boasting potential. Now with whole stores dedicated to overpriced secondhand goods, the weekend garage sale is a refreshing option on your hunt for homely wares. more

Literature
Poetry takes the stage at Brew, Burnett Lane
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Poetry takes the stage at Brew, Burnett Lane

"Angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night." Allen Ginsberg first spoke these words from the heart at a poetry reading at Six Gallery in California in 1955. Fast-forward to today and modern-day beatniks and enthusiastic scribblers of poetry and prose are still reading their beautifully curated words aloud in underground mood-lit bars to crowds of entranced ears. more