Film
Met Opera Dendy
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Met Opera season arrives at Dendy Cinemas

Fans of opera will be well acquainted with The Metropolitan Opera’s reputation as a breeding ground of rising stars, established talent and incredible productions. The New York monument continues to be home to some of the world’s most beloved operas. Luckily for Brisbane fans, you no longer require a plane ticket to reach The Met, as Dendy Cinemas will be screening a selection of award-winning operas in high definition. Now in its seventh season, the program’s screenings will this year reveal 12 astounding performances, including the likes of Otello, The Tempest, L’Elisir D’Amore, Aida and Rigoletto. @ Dendy Cinemas, until May 23   more

Music
Byron Bay Blues Fest
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The complete Bluesfest Line-up announced

The complete line-up for Bluesfest 2013 has been announced, with headlining act Robert Plant – legendary frontman to Led Zeppelin – presenting his band Sensational Space Shifters. Other new names to grace the line-up include Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, 1970s rockers Status Quo, former lead singer of the band YES Jon Anderson, and English Ska/Punk/Soul heroes Madness. more

Music
Valley Fiesta Brisbane
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Dance in the street with Valley Fiesta

Of all of Brisbane’s suburbs, The Valley is perhaps the most iconic – renowned for its smorgasbord of visitors, array of nightlife options and never-ending stream of live music. Embrace the suburb's best offerings this weekend when Valley Fiesta once again returns to its streets. more

Music
The Paper Kites in Brisbane
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Welcome the arrival of The Paper Kites

Melbourne isn’t just home to countless delicious cafes and stylish creative types, but it is also the birthplace of a rising number of talented young bands. One of these is The Paper Kites, a group of five boys and one girl who play together under a shared love for folk and indie tunes. The band has just released its new EP Young North, the follow-up to the gang’s successful first EP, Woodland. In celebration, The Paper Kites is taking its sound around the country for a first-ever national tour, to be joined by Art of Sleeping and Battleships. You’ll have a chance to enjoy the group’s melodies when it stops in Brisbane to play cosy cavern The Zoo this Saturday. @ The Zoo, October 27. more

Music
The Black Keys in Brisbane
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Tap your feet along to The Black Keys

Former school chums Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach have come a long way since forming their group The Black Keys while still in suburban Ohio. The gents may have been college dropouts at the time, but they have since proven their musical worth, with a growing league of diehard fans worldwide. After tours throughout their home nation, as well as Canada, the UK and Europe, The Black Keys will be visiting its Australian fan base. On October 26, the talented duo will be playing the crowds of the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. If you plan on attending the event, expect a slew of singles from the latest (and seventh) album El Camino, including the incredibly catchy ‘Lonely Boy’, accompanied by visuals from 20 projectors, giant glittering mirror balls and songs from the band’s lengthy back catalogue. @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre, October 26 Image via Buzzbin Magazine. more

Exhibitions
Transforming Tindale at State Library of Queensland
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Glimpse Queensland’s past at Transforming Tindale

Science and community studies are rarely thought to go hand in hand, but that’s exactly what noted scientist Norman Tindale merged in the early 20th century. This Australian was one of the most revered scientists of his time in the nation – not for his experimentation or invention, but for his detailed documentation of the aboriginal communities of Queensland. more


Exhibitions
Dirie Dirie Me
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See Dirie Dirie Me’s Day of the Dead at C Gallery

If you are looking for a way to embrace the slightly sinister festivities of both Halloween and Day of the Dead, perhaps you should pop in to C Gallery. The Fortitude Valley gallery will provide a ghoulish backdrop for creative duo Dirie Dirie Me‘s latest release – a range of Day of the Dead-themed tea sets, made exclusively for Australian tea company SLURP. From 6:30–9:00 pm this Thursday the designs will be on display, with all items available for purchase and a silent auction running to raise money for the QLD Blood Bank. Perusing the collection you’ll see intricate Spanish floral prints and colours adorn the shiny ceramic skull teapots, which will make an interesting addition to any high-tea occasion. @ C Gallery, October 25 more

Theatre
Football meets feather boa in Managing Carmen
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Football meets feather boa in Managing Carmen

It’s not often that the story of a young professional footy player encounters a world of sequins, feathers and drag, but that’s exactly what occurs in Managing Carmen. Queensland Theatre Company’s latest production, the show explores the world of hot-shot young player Brent Lyall. He seems to have it all – as a professional AFL player he has achieved two Brownlow medals, as well as being perfectly settled with a bombshell girlfriend. What Brent hides however is a fetish for dressing up in women’s clothes. It’s this sensational plotline that takes this dark comedy far beyond the typical sports story. @ QPAC, October 13 to November 4 more

Music
Welcome back Hungry Kids of Hungary at The Zoo
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Welcome back Hungry Kids of Hungary at The Zoo

After giving themselves a well-deserved break this year, local lads Hungry Kids of Hungary are back on the touring circuit. Armed with new tunes and a renewed energy, the band is visiting a slew of Australian cities to coincide with the release of a new album. more

Music
Share melodies and memories with Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp
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Share melodies and memories with Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp

Local songstress Katie Noonan has long been making waves in Brisbane’s musical community. With her angelic voice she has already acheived four ARIA awards and six different platinum albums. On the night of Friday October 19, Katie’s enchanting voice will be joined by the talent of classical guitarist Karin Schaupp. Both ladies proved themselves a powerful duo with a very successful tour earlier in the year and have happily returned to the stage together for another sojourn with song. This time Katie and Karin will be performing Songs of the Southern Skies, a repertoire of some of Australia and New Zealand’s best loved classical, folk, jazz and pop songs. @ Brisbane Powerhouse, October 19 more

Student
Handball competition raises funds at Bleeding Heart
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Handball competition raises funds at Bleeding Heart

Take a glimpse into the average schoolyard and you'll see a bunch of kids crowding around a hand-drawn court, swept up in the fervour created by a good game of handball. On October 19, Bleeding Heart Gallery will be harnessing the fun of this classic ballsport, turning it into a fundraising tool for the wider community. more

Dance
DeepBlue at Brisbane Powerhouse
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DeepBlue brings string rock to Brisbane Powerhouse

Any preconceptions you have of a string orchestra will be shattered from the moment you take a seat at DeepBlue’s latest show Who Are You. Void of stiff seating arrangements and sheet music, a DeepBlue show instead fuses circus antics like stilt walking and rope jumping with intricate, fast-paced melodies. more