Music
the phoncurves
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Local fanciful folk The Phoncurves launch EP

From Ronnie and the Ronettes to the Spice Girls, a group of girls banded together in song isn't something to be scoffed at. Joining the ranks of women in music are a couple of local lasses with a bounty full of singing and guitar skills – meet Brisbane's The Phoncurves. more

Literature
Kirby Ferguson talks the Remix at The Edge
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Kirby Ferguson talks the Remix at The Edge

The world is booming with a growing population, not only introducing new faces to the clan, but a burgeoning group of new ideas. American cultural connoisseur Kirby Ferguson is one man who has dedicated his life to tackling this concept of creativity and its roots. more

Music
The Ottomans launches new single at Black Bear Lodge
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The Ottomans launches new single at Black Bear Lodge

After a month-long sojourn spent touring Australia’s east coast, musical group The Ottomans is back in town. The bunch of Gold Coast lads will be arriving in Brisbane on October 5 and playing an intimate gig at Black Bear Lodge to coincide with the release of single, ‘Lonely With You.’ With a sound reminiscent of The Doors, the group has already accrued a growing bunch of fans and a strong profile on Triple J Unearthed. Joining The Ottomans’ melodies on the night will be the sounds of guests Moses Gunn Collective, The Kramers and Earl Grey DJs. @ Black Bear Lodge, October 5 more

Music
Journey into the woods with Geppetto at Judith Wright Centre
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Journey into the woods with Geppetto at Judith Wright Centre

The combined musical force of two of Brisbane’s most popular theatrical talents, Geppetto has continued to wow audiences both around Australia and the world since starting six months ago. The band consists of Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach who perform music that combines song, synthesisers, harpsichord, accordion and the violin. On October 5, the duo will be releasing the anticipated debut EP Into The Woods, and in celebration will be performing the group’s musical creations at the Judith Wright Centre. @ Judith Wright Centre, October 5 more

Exhibitions
Explore Queensland's past with Brown Sugar at White Canvas
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Explore Queensland’s past with Brown Sugar at White Canvas

For artist Kelli McGregor, making a move to the Fraser Coast Hinterland has done a great deal more than change her landscape. It’s also refreshed and renewed her creativity in her artwork and inspired her latest exhibition, Brown Sugar. The collection of 35 paintings and prints will be held at White Canvas Gallery from October 5. In each work, Kelli explores her new environment in Tropical Queensland, particularly the history of the sugar cane farms that envelop the surrounding plains. Using vibrant colour, flurried brushstrokes and symbolism, Kelli explores the industry from the point of view of its workers and its impact on the region. @ White Canvas Gallery, October 4–16 more

Film
The Weekend Edition Presents: Frankenweenie
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The Weekend Edition Presents: Frankenweenie

WIN ONE OF 75 DOUBLE PASSES TO THE WEEKEND EDITION’S SPECIAL SCREENING OF FRANKENWEENIE. Based on his original 1984 short film of the same name, Frankenweenie is renowned director Tim Burton’s latest dark and quirky cinematic offering. A three-dimensional, stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie is both a parody of and homage to the 1931 classic Frankenstein. Featured entirely in black and white, Frankenweenie follows the story of young Victor and his beloved dog Sparky. After Sparky is hit by a car, a passionate Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his pet back to life. With new Frankenstein-esque features, Sparky frightens the neighbourhood, leaving Victor to face unintended (and sometimes monstrous) consequences. The Weekend Edition is presenting a special screening of Frankenweenie at Palace Barracks Cinemas on Monday October 15 at 6:30 pm. Enter here. more


Exhibitions
Katrin Koenning savours the small things with Near
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Katrin Koenning savours the small things with Near

A family can come in many forms, from single units to huge complex webs that branch throughout different countries and cultures. Whichever the case, the desire to belong to a family is one of the most commonly shared and basic of human desires – it's this notion that is explored by photographer Katrin Koenning in her latest exhibition. more

Toast the spectacular month of Brisbane Festival with Riverfire
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Toast the spectacular month of Brisbane Festival with Riverfire

In your younger years you may have been awestruck at the sight of fireworks shooting through the sky. For those who like to revisit this childhood excitement, you can r-live the magic of the lights year after year with Brisbane's now infamous Riverfire. Returning on September 29, the event will be back to enchant locals of all ages and help to celebrate the end of Brisbane Festival. more

Exhibitions
Prado Up Late
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Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side plays Prado Up Late

The Queensland Art Gallery’s celebrated exhibition Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado has now held residence for quite a while. If you haven’t yet had a chance to poke around the astonishing collection of priceless works, now’s your chance with the Prado Up Late program. The after-hours event combines a gig with exhibition entry, with this week’s performer Brisbane four-piece, Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side. To accompany the group’s sweet melodies, you are invited to taste a touch of Spain with a selection of national specialties on offer. Share a jug of tangy sangria amongst friends, or fill yourself with some of the yummy paella served up to hungry night-time attendees. @ Queensland Art Gallery, September 28 more

Film
Korean Film Festival Brisbane
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Get familiar with the Korean Film Festival

Following on from an endless selection of European film festivals (from the French to the Italian and everything in between) Brisbanites are invited to explore Asia with the Korean Film Festival. This year’s theme is ‘Discover your Connection’, encouraging discovery and exploration of Korean cinema, as well as emphasising the ability of films to bring people together. There’s plenty of genres to choose from with romance, horror and gangster creations making up the 2012 line-up. Some of the standout flicks include War of the Arrows, Frontline and In Another Country. @ Tribal Theatre, September 27–30 more

Exhibitions
Jan Jorgensen, Lethbridge Gallery
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Suburb celebrations with local artist Jan Jorgensen

Local artist Jan Jorgensen is a keen observer of the city’s comings and goings. Combining her interests in her hometown of Brisbane with her talent with a paintbrush, Jan chronicles the daily lives of residents and regions of the city’s inner suburbs. In each of her paintings, bright colours clash with lively strokes, reflecting and celebrating the energy of the city around her. Locals will instantly recognise iconography that’s reflective of Brisbane, from CityCats to jacarandas in bloom, bridges and the timber verandahs of a Queenslander. You can explore Jan’s creations at Lethbridge Gallery from September 29 to October 31 more

Film
Cinema Obscura
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Join Cinema Obscura’s underground film club

From The Red Shoes, to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and An Education, the world of film explores every subject and taboo in society. Cinema Obscura is one film club dedicated to the enjoyment of all films great and small, but with a secret twist. The group showcases a selection of the world’s most celebrated releases at various hidden locations around the city – from backyards to basements and rooftops. This much-awaited second screening is to be held on September 28, but to attend you need to be a member – you can subscribe to the mailing list here. Those attending will be notified of the screening’s location within the week of the event. more

Music
Parklife Brisbane
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Party with The Presets at Parklife

Parklife is a music festival that is just as renowned for its attendees as it is for its impressive line-up of some of the world’s best electro and dance acts. Amongst the thriving mass of incredibly short shorts and oversized singlets, you’ll find a crowd who are dedicated to having a good time, well into the wee hours. This year’s Parklife will continue to be held at the festival’s previous home at the river corner of Riverstage in the CBD’s Botanical Gardens. The 2012 line-up is overflowing with national and international gems of the dance scene, including homegrown talents The Presets and Tame Impala. Also journeying to Australian shores to entertain the crowds are international imports, Justice, Nero, Chairlift and Labrinth. Tickets to Parklife can be purchased online. @ Riverstage, September 29 more

Music
Young Men Dead
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Say hello to Brisbane’s Young Men Dead

There must be something in the water in Brisbane – the city is continually cultivating a growing league of talented musicians, whose numbers multiply dramatically with each year. The latest group to announce itself to the city's stage is four-piece, Young Men Dead. more

Markets
West End Block Party
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Embrace neighbourly love at the West End Block Party

There's nothing like a block party to get everyone together, or at least act as a great excuse to get out and party a little with your neighbours. Experience the festivities for yourself when the colourful suburb of West End celebrates its citizens (and those honourary ones) with a lively block party of its own. more