Music
Take a sonic summer holiday with Nouvelle Vague at So Frenchy So Chic
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Take a sonic summer holiday with Nouvelle Vague at So Frenchy So Chic

There’s something so quintessentially dreamy about France – from wine and cheese to twinkling lights, the whole culture is wrapped in style and sophistication. It’s no wonder that Nouvelle Vague is one of the country’s most popular musical exports – the hypnotic sounds and offbeat covers of the group have stolen the hearts of many. The group’s appearance at the Brisbane Powerhouse’s So Frenchy So Chic concert series is happening on Friday January 20 to bring tunes that will make you swoon. more

Theatre
Ramp up the camp and cabaret at Liza’s Back! (is Broken)
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Ramp up the camp and cabaret at Liza’s Back! (is Broken)

Let’s just take a moment to appreciate that gender bending is pure entertainment – anyone’s who’s watched RuPaul’s Drag Race can attest to this. Seasoned cabaret queen and Australian drag royalty Trevor Ashley has been using this art form to make people laugh for decades now, so you know he’s got the formula for a winning show locked down. His latest creation Liza’s Back! (is Broken) comes to QPAC from January 17–22 to pay homage to the showbiz greats – sequins mandatory. more

Music
Experience music, magic and community spirit at the Woodford Folk Festival
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Experience music, magic and community spirit at the Woodford Folk Festival

What are you doing New Year’s Eve? If the answer isn’t Woodford Folk Festival, you may be in for some serious FOMO – from amazing international live music to watching the sunrise with more than 25,000 peaceful punters, it’s a sensory experience many find near impossible to describe. The iconic event once again takes up residence at its physical and spiritual home of Woodfordia from Tuesday December 27 until New Year’s Day, heralding the arrival of 2017 in its own inimitable style. more

Sport
Swing into summer in fine form at the Brisbane International
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Swing into summer in fine form at the Brisbane International

There are certain things that personify a Queensland summer – fresh mangoes, ice-cold beer and of course, a cheeky spot of tennis. The Brisbane International returns to the Queensland Tennis Centre from January 1–8 in 2017 to thrill audiences with a host of international talent and off-court entertainment, making for a perfect start to the New Year. more

Markets
Be your own Santa at Brisbane’s best Christmas markets
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Be your own Santa at Brisbane’s best Christmas markets

Oh boy, would you look at the time? It seems that true to form, Christmas has crept up on us like a warm kitten (and left a similar trail of adorable chaos in its wake). As much as trudging to the local mall to get all of your presents in one hit is a tempting prospect, one of the coolest gifting options is to support local and handmade businesses. Whether you’re having a bit of a panic attack in regards to your lack of organisational skills or just want to check out some festive fun, we’ve rounded up the best Christmas markets between now and when the Man in Red visits. more

Kids
Settle in for family-friendly holiday fun with SummerSet
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Settle in for family-friendly holiday fun with SummerSet

As much as they are a blessing, school holidays can also be a serious challenge. The first couple of weeks roll by and it feels like there aren’t enough movies, museums or parks in the world to keep your kids entertained. That being said, why not try something different this year? QPAC’s SummerSet series is running through to late January 2017 to answer all of your kid-friendly amusement prayers – and don’t fret for your sanity, because these are the sorts of shows that even adults can enjoy (no disrespect to Peppa Pig). more

Markets
Lick limited-edition Gelato Messina and shop local at Christmas on Cribb
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Lick limited-edition Gelato Messina and shop local at Christmas on Cribb

Alright, people. It’s time to stop messing around and acknowledge that the festive season has well and truly dawned on us for another year. Whether you fall on the total Grinch or Buddy the elf side of the Christmas cheer spectrum, Christmas on Cribb is one special event you won’t want to miss. The two-night market is happening in Milton on December 15–16 and bringing with it exclusive eats, unbeatable value and gifts you definitely won’t find in a shopping centre. more

Community
Gear up with festive fun during Christmas in Brisbane
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Gear up with festive fun during Christmas in Brisbane

There’s no denying that Brisbane is a pretty rad city – our rep as a leader in culture plus our small town (read: friendly) vibe is further boosted when Christmas rolls around. Sure, we don’t have the snow factor going on, but Christmas in Brisbane is an affair magical enough to rival our northern hemisphere brethren. From charming pantomimes to large-scale light displays and building projections, there’s always something awesome to see and do when December arrives. The best part? Christmas in Brisbane won’t break the bank – these activities are totally free for everyone to enjoy. Rally the troops and prepare for the ultimate celebration of festive fun. more


Exhibitions
Indulge your sweet tooth at Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything
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Indulge your sweet tooth at Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything

We don’t know if you’ve heard yet, but come December a certain beloved art institution is celebrating a decade of making Brisbane beautiful. As part of GOMA’s tenth birthday celebrations, the iconic gallery is putting on a serious spread of amazing free exhibitions for everyone to enjoy. One such sensory delight is Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything – opening on December 3, this is one visual and interactive delight that will give you a serious rush (no candy required). more

Dance
Get swept up in the festive fantasy of The Nutcracker
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Get swept up in the festive fantasy of The Nutcracker

You know what they say – Christmas is the season of giving, and the Queensland Ballet knows what the people want. As per festive tradition, its annual production of The Nutcracker returns to QPAC from December 8–16 to dazzle audiences young and old with the gift of dance. This lasting classic is a huge part of the quintessential Brisbane Christmas experience, sprinkling a touch of magic that is sure to charm even the grizzliest Grinch. more

Exhibitions
Unlock universal mysteries at Hadron Collider: step inside the world’s greatest experiment
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Unlock universal mysteries at Hadron Collider: step inside the world’s greatest experiment

Science is golden, folks, and anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong. How the heck else are we supposed to figure out the secrets of the universe? The Large Hadron Collider – a particle accelerator that’s buried deep beneath the border of Switzerland and France – has been responsible for some pretty amazing discoveries in the science world, and until now us Aussies couldn’t get a proper look at the mammoth structure. Hadron Collider: step inside the world’s greatest experiment is an award-winning exhibition coming to the Queensland Museum from December 9, 2016 to April 25, 2017 inviting us to step inside a world of history-making madness. more

Theatre
Be charmed by the magic and madness of Matilda The Musical
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Be charmed by the magic and madness of Matilda The Musical

When you think crazy, kooky, brilliant and heart-warming, one name that immediately springs to mind is Roald Dahl. The timeless wealth of Roald’s iconic narratives have often been the subject of adaptation, but there has been none quite like Matilda The Musical before. Using Roald’s story as the frame, the visionary team of Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly has created an internationally successful knockout of a production that is coming to QPAC from November 25, 2016 to January 29, 2017 to spread the magic. more

Exhibitions
Celebrate a decade of making Brisbane beautiful as GOMA Turns 10
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Celebrate a decade of making Brisbane beautiful as GOMA Turns 10

Celebrating a decade of operation is a pretty big deal for most places – you might grab a cake, pop some bottles and invite a few of your nearest and dearest around to herald the milestone, right? Well, the Gallery of Modern Art is doing things a little differently – Saturday December 3 marks ten glorious years of the internationally acclaimed space making Brisbane all the more beautiful, and it’s coming in hot with the festivities. From eye-popping exhibitions to dancing horses, there are celebrations aplenty as GOMA Turns 10. more

Comedy
Get the goss and laugh lots at Phelan Groovy
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Get the goss and laugh lots at Phelan Groovy

Hey Brisbane, how are you feeling? Tired? Stressed? A little bit bummed out? We have a cure for what ails ya – Phelan Groovy will more than put the spring back in your step. Coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse from December 1–3, Kurt Phelan’s autobiographical extravaganza is a riotous treat that you probably didn’t even know you needed in your life until now. If you like belly laughs and celebrity dish, Kurt’s got you covered. more

Music
Stars come out to play at the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols
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Stars come out to play at the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols

Classics never die, and perhaps the most enduring testament to this is the art of Christmas carolling. Nothing else feels quite as festive as belting out your favourite seasonal bangers with a bunch of like-minded strangers, and the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Featuring a star-studded line up of musical guests, the carols return to the Riverstage on Saturday December 10 to take your season’s greetings to another level. more

Theatre
Get freaky and cheeky with our top five picks at Wonderland
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Get freaky and cheeky with our top five picks at Wonderland

What has 31 shows packed into 14 days and is the steamiest way to kiss 2016 goodbye? Why, it’s Wonderland of course! Built on the foundations that a little debauchery never hurt anybody, this fabulous festival returns to the Brisbane Powerhouse from Thursday November 24 to Sunday December 11 to bring the best in circus, burlesque, cabaret and comedy to our city. From trippy interactive installations to knee-slappin’ pop culture homages, we’ve picked five must-dos at this year’s Wonderland carnival. more

Theatre
Feast your eyes upon the mind-bending Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA
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Feast your eyes upon the mind-bending Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA

When it comes to pure entertainment value, it’s hard to top a night at the circus. We’re not just talking about your standard ringmaster rigmarole here – Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA is a pure visual feast that sees the iconic company return to traditional form, delivering a show that’s as engaging as it is complex. Coming to Skygate from November 24 2016 through to January 8 2017, KOOZA is one crazy trip that reaffirms Cirque du Soleil’s reputation as the best in the business. more

Fashion
Keep your festive season fun with Christmas at Westfield Carindale
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Keep your festive season fun with Christmas at Westfield Carindale

Some people are just naturally gifted (pun intended) when it comes to getting on top of the festive season. For others, the sound of jingle bells can be a traumatic reminder that their organisational skills are lacking. Whatever your style, Christmas at Westfield Carindale has got all bases covered – not content with just being a prime shopping location, the gang from Westfield have taken the reins to ensure you get the silly season done like a boss this year. more

Theatre
Embrace collaboration and diversity with La Boite’s 2017 season
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Embrace collaboration and diversity with La Boite’s 2017 season

Theatre is all about evoking emotion, but it can all seem a little hollow at times. La Boite Theatre Company has always had a reputation for fostering the next generation of true theatrical talent, and the 2017 season is packed with solid gold that proves this ethos. Presenting a well-rounded offering that makes the most of Brisbane and Australia’s diverse and colourful theatrical landscape, the focus is highly personal – La Boite are honing in on your stories, your community and your theatre. more

Food
Rise and shine for a cause at the White Ribbon Day Breakfast
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Rise and shine for a cause at the White Ribbon Day Breakfast

There are certain topics in society that evoke such strong emotional responses that they become impossible to ignore. Domestic violence is a heartbreaking epidemic in Australia, but there are legends out there doing their best to fight the good fight and bring it down. Inviting the public to become heroes is the Queensland Government’s White Ribbon Day Breakfast, happening at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday November 25 to educate, inspire change and serve up some damn delicious food. more