Music
Crowbar
Event News

New music venue Crowbar opens in Fortitude Valley

Usually the closing of a small live-music venue in Brisbane brings tears to our eyes and leaves us feeling a tad lost of a Thursday to Sunday night. But in the case of Basement 234 closing on June 1 and reopening as Crowbar, local musos have gained a refreshed venue rather than one scratched entirely. more

Comedy
felicity ward
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Chuckle with Felicity Ward at The Sit Down Comedy Club

Melbourne funny lady Felicity Ward brings her brutally honest and hilarious comedy to The Sit Down Comedy Club in Paddington for three nights only this weekend. Already winning Best Local Act at both the Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals this year and appearing on Andrew Denton’s new ABC comedy Randling, Felicity has been keeping very busy in her chuckle-filled comedic career. more

Literature
Patrick McCaughey
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Cultural musings with Patrick McCaughey

For the bookworm there’s nothing better than sitting down to a good read, especially while the weather resembles a summer in Siberia. If you’re keen for a little cultural enlightenment (as well as some art world understanding) pick up The Bright Shapes and the True Names: A Memoir. more

Film
Spanish Film Festival
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Join Salma at the Spanish Film Festival 2012

Say ¡hola! to the onslaught of Latin flicks set to arrive in Brisbane in July for the 15th annual Spanish Film Festival. From July 11–22 the festival will be settled in at Palace Centro where you will be able to witness a range of movies from Spanish-speaking nations all over the world. more

Music
cub scouts band
Event News

Join the Cub Scouts at Alhambra

Brisbane has been the birthplace of a worthy crop of bands, from The Go-Betweens to Powderfinger and Last Dinosaurs. One of the latest additions to Brisbane’s musical family is Cub Scouts – a five-piece indie-pop-making group of youngsters. more


Literature
Lifeline Bookfest
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Rummage for beautiful bargains at Lifeline Bookfest

Bookworms at the ready, the Lifeline Bookfest returns to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre at South Brisbane this weekend. Rearing its dusty, full-to-the-brim head each January and June, Brisbane Bookfest allows you to restock your dwindling bedside table book pile with the heartfelt knowledge of helping the community at the same time. more

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