Music
Parklife Brisbane
Event News

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
Event News

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

Dance
SOAP The Show
Event News

Discover the water-soaked wonder of SOAP

A fusion of modern circus, comedy, cabaret and bathtubs, it’s unlikely you’ve ever seen a show like SOAP before. Just another addition to this year’s impressive Brisbane Festival program, SOAP transforms a typical stage into a bathroom, providing its eight acrobats with a floor of tubs to use as props throughout the performance. The steamy production will also include some opera and a little romance, with a love story woven into the plot. Directed by Markus Pabst and Maximilian Rambaek, this will be the first time the German show will have been performed in Queensland. @ QPAC, September 18–22 more

Dance
Capital dance
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Capital explores consumerism through dance

The term capitalism rarely conjures up images of fun and frivolity, but it is a subject that continues to stir endless debate. The performance Capital is one that will put a creative spin on the economic system, seeking to change minds and opinions on the subject, albeit through dance. The creation of a Slovenian dance troupe, Capital is an interactive performance that has made its way to Australia for the first time as a part of Brisbane Festival. The piece was created and is performed by Tina Dobaj Eer and Gregor Kamnikar, in collaboration with a few local guest performers and a live musician. @ QUT Kelvin Grove, September 19–22 more


Music
Clash of creatives at BIGSOUND 2012
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Clash of creatives at BIGSOUND 2012

Take a step into Wonderland, albeit the musical kind, when BIGSOUND rolls around again. From September 12–14, Fortitude Valley will transform into a clubhouse for some of Queensland's (and the nation's) most influential and inspiring members of the industry. more

Literature
creative 3
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Disruptive thinkers impart their wisdom at Creative³

Creative³ returns to QUT next week, bringing with it a host of local and international creative talents ready to impart their wisdom onto entrepreneurial ears. Focusing on creativity, enterprise and investment, Creative³ is a two-day conference, which highlights current industry issues, trends and technologies as well as looking to what the future holds. more

Dance
fifteen, brisbane festival
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Public dance Fifteen to cause a shift among commuters

The hour of the commuter can be a rough, hasty time – nine-to-fivers race towards public transport, tired from a long day or eager to get home for a comforting dinner. Interjecting this busy time of day with a spot of the unusual this week is public dance performance Fifteen. more

Film
Special Screening: The Words
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Special Screening: The Words

Winding from post-war Paris to modern day New York, The Words explores the price of success when a writer at the peak of his literary career discovers the steep consequences of stealing another man’s work. The Words takes viewers on a journey through the life of aspiring but struggling writer Rory Jansen. In desperate search of success, Rory claims a manuscript he finds in an old briefcase as his own. But the fame and fortune he finds is short-lived, when the novel’s true author comes forward. Starring a remarkable cast of Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde and Zoë Saldana, The Words is a captivating film of deceit and regret. The Weekend Edition is presenting a special preview screening of The Words at Palace Barracks Cinemas on Thursday September 13 at 6:30 pm. Enter for your chance to win one of 100 double passes. View the trailer here. Official release… more

Music
Listen to lounge music with Little Scout
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Listen to lounge music with Little Scout

Local lot Little Scout will be visiting Alhambra Lounge on August 31 to launch a new single. Make your night one of revelry and dancing to also help the band celebrate its return home after touring the nation with School of Seven Bells. more