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South Bank Unfold
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Kick back with South Bank’s Unfold

Lounging back onto a grassy knoll is a dreamy way to spend an afternoon – that is until your limbs have their first uncomfortable encounter with pins and needles or a group of wayward ants. South Bank’s latest initiative Unfold is one that has the comfort of its visitors at the forefront, with 50 moveable chairs to be released into South Bank’s open spaces for the use of its guests. The colourful sling-back chairs can help provide a comfy rest should you be voyaging to the riverside precinct for study, work or just a stroll through its greenery. The chairs will be available to aide weary legs from 10:00 am each day and can be moved wherever you desire within the Little Stanley Street precinct.   more

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Grateful 100
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Share thanks with the Grateful 100 project

It’s surely good manners to say your pleases and thank-yous when required, but how often do we truly mean them? The Grateful 100 is a local initiative that aims to make the masses a little more aware of the blessings in everyday life.  The concept is simple – take one photo a day for 100 days of something you are grateful for. Whatever form the image takes is up to you, whether it’s a favourite sibling, a sunset, or a jar of Nutella. You’re able to seek inspiration from other followers via the project’s website page, as well as the Facebook group, which allows the initiative’s global members to keep in contact. more

Music
East Journey and Slip-on Stereo fuse modern and traditional music
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East Journey and Slip-on Stereo fuse modern and traditional music

Fusing contemporary and traditional music, East Journey and Slip-on Stereo share language, culture and country through music, song and dance. East Journey, a young aboriginal band from North East Arnhem Land and Brisbane-based band Slip-on Stereo, come together to perform a double bill at the Queensland Multicultural Centre next Tuesday. Both bands have been making waves in Australia’s musical community after successful tours around the country. Combining rock and acoustic sounds with the more traditional didgeridoo and clap sticks, East Journey’s performance forms a vibrant and fresh direction for Australian indigenous music. The summer sounds of Slip-on Stereo blends funk, R&B and reggae, with a gospel-inspired vocals woven into the mix. @ Queensland Multicultural Centre, November 13. more

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Creative Southbank
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Enjoy a stickybeak of Creative Southbank at SBIT

If you have ever been intrigued by what goes on behind the closed doors of Southbank Institute of Technology, now’s your chance to find out. Come mid-November, the haven for creative types will be opening the doors to the public to allow a good old-fashioned tour of its interiors. Subjects currently on offer at SBIT range through visual arts, scenery and set construction, music, animation and graphic design. From November 12 you will be able to traipse straight through its halls and see the creations of these students first hand with Creative Southbank. Exhibitions of visual art, screen and media, games design, interiors will be on display alongside a range of musical performances. Some of the works will also be available for sale, should you want to adorn your abode with some local talent. @ SBIT, November 12–16 Image via Jazzy Connors. more

Exhibitions
Deck The Walls at Bleeding Heart
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Drop in to Deck the Walls at Bleeding Heart Gallery

With shopping centres lavished in decorations and carols already playing, the countdown to Christmas is well and truly making its way around town. The yuletide fervour has reached Bleeding Heart Gallery, where an exhibition has been created in its honour. Deck the Walls is a celebration of Christmas and its spirit, bringing together local artists to create within the theme. Artists including Carmela Ruffino, Catherine Insch, Laura Strange and Dave Lydiard have each been given two canvases on which to create a masterpiece. All artworks included in the exhibition will be priced between $50 and $150, with all profits from the sales donated to supporting social enterprises and community organisations. @ Bleeding Heart Gallery, November 9–22 Image via Pink Frosting. more

Film
Brisbane Underground Film Festival
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View oddball cinema at Brisbane Underground Film Festival

Pop along to your local cinema and you can choose to watch one of an array of Johnny Depp-festooned blockbusters or rom-coms to entertain you until the wee hours. But all those film gems that fall between the cracks of traditional categories head straight to the Brisbane Underground Film Festival. more

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Advice From Your Mother
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Celebrate your mum with Advice From Your Mother

Don't slouch. Don't swim with a full stomach. Don't speak with your mouth full. A mother's advice can range from the helpful to the annoying, as well as the just plain questionable. In ode to mothers everywhere, and all the quirky advice they give, Spool Collective has produced the Advice From Your Mother exhibition. more


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Enjoy sea shanties with Ship to Shore
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Enjoy sea shanties with Ship to Shore

The sea-faring life may have been one of great adventure, but it could also be one filled with solitude. To while away the time spent at sea, men would seek solace in song, sharing many a tune amongst friends and fellow sailors. The most memorable of these sea shanties have been collected to play at the Queensland Conservatorium’s show Ship to Shore. The evening is a performance of classic sea songs, adaptions and sea-related music, collected from Holland, Ireland, England and Canada. Performing the melodies will be Song Company, accompanied by the talented pluckings of guest guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan. @ Queensland Conservatorium, November 2 more

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If Pain Persists
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Discover Linde Ivimey’s If Pain Persists

With an eye for the unusual, artist Linde Ivimey has formed a career from the creation of unique, and somewhat ghoulish, sculpture. The Sydney-based creative talent has a new exhibition on show at UQ Art Museum – If Pain Persists. The collection of works will take a gander at Linde’s career portfolio, with some of her earliest artworks included, as well as her most recent. Not only will visitors be able to see Linde’s growth as an artist, but witness her signature use of curious natural materials, including fibre, hessian, animal bones and gemstones. These materials are used to create warped and dishevelled figures, each representing a unique personal story. @ UQ Art Museum, November 2 to March 24 more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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