Exhibitions
Take to the judging panel at RAWards
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Take to the judging panel at RAWards

Help celebrate originality and creativity with the first annual RAWards. Held by the arts organisation RAW: natural born artists, the Brisbane leg is the first time RAW has emerged from its base in the United States. Essentially, the group encourages the support of independent artists in all creative genres, helping them to secure the tools, resources and exposure they need for a career. The awards evening will be held on Friday November 23 and will showcase 38 nominees across nine different categories. Selecting the winner from each category will be a judging panel of 12 industry experts, as well as the audience via a live public vote. @ The Arena, November 23 more

Music
Salute the heat with Hotel Urban's Adult Swim
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Salute the heat with Hotel Urban’s Adult Swim

If you don’t have the luxury of owning your own backyard oasis complete with swimming pool and palm trees, then you may find solace at Hotel Urban’s summer events. Launching on Sunday November 25 amongst the Brighton Beach-inspired cabanas of the pool area will be Adult Swim. The Sunday sessions will commence from midday and not only encourage some frivolity, but a little swimming (just BYO beach towel). The evening’s sojourn will be accompanied by a melody of mixed beats from resident DJs on rotation, including Tim Fuchs, Mitzi DJs, Jawgoh, Al Douglas, Bow Tie, Youth and Orlando Bloom. Limited tickets are available for the Spring Hill party, including those with the option of renting out your own luxurious cabana for the afternoon. @ Hotel Urban, from November 25 Image via Tumblr. more

Music
Harvest Festival Brisbane
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Join Beck and friends at Harvest Festival

It's official – summer is finally here after a long hiatus, and with it comes the arrival of the festival season. Serving up a platter of musical (and creative) entertainment under the sun's rays is this weekend's Harvest Festival. more

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Avabaree
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Harmonise with Avaberée at The Hideaway

Brisbane has seen a slew of boy-dominated bands take to the stage in recent months. While the talent of this boys club is impressive, there’s a new regime of musically inclined ladies proving quite a match – and leading the charge is Avaberée. more

Exhibitions
Ricksham Madam, Graydon Gallery
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Rickshaw Madam rolls into Graydon Gallery

Chaotic streets of bustling traffic, overflowing marketplaces and colourful communities form the inspiration board that is Asia. Brisbane artist Amanda Krantz has embraced the exoticism of this geographical region (particularly India and Thailand) in her latest exhibition, Rickshaw Madam. Showing at Graydon Gallery, the Brisbane-based painter’s creations each showcase her familiar style of painting – incorporating heady smears of vibrant colour and lively techniques on canvas. It’s this exciting style, which sees paint poured and flicked in all directions, that helps to bring the flora and fauna to life in Amanda’s works. @ Graydon Gallery, November 16–25 more

Exhibitions
Toast to the new creatives at QCA's The Launch
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Toast to the new creatives at QCA’s The Launch

While we all covet the latest gadgets and ogle the cleverness of a cool poster, how often do we appreciate the imaginative mind behind its creation? You’ll be able to meet the new rise of creative talents emerging from Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art with The Launch on Friday November 16. The school’s latest graduates have amassed an impressive array of designs in their portfolios, which they will be showcasing from 6:00 pm onwards. A lavish display of interior and product design, as well as visual communication creations, will be available for your perusal. The educational hub will not only be celebrating this latest generation of whiz-kids, but also the launch of the group’s accompanying brand-new design portfolio website. more


Exhibitions
Bangladesh 1971
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Take a photographic journey with Bangladesh 1971

While the written word is a powerful weapon to wield, it can often bear no match to the glimpse of a strong image. In times of extreme struggle and disaster the photograph is an integral component of sharing the story of the struggles of a nation (and its residents) the world over. more

Music
Lady Electronica
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Favour the sounds of synth at Lady Electronica

With a shared passion for electronic melody, four Brisbane girls will join together for two nights of technology-ridden performance. Lady Electronica Live is a fiesta of audiovisual experimentation and display, reaching arts haven the Judith Wright Centre this weekend. more

Markets
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

Student
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

Exhibitions
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