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Event Horizon 2 - What's on Now?

The BRISBANE MUSIC FESTIVAL is ON NOW and runs until Wednesday, 18 December 2019. The second annual Brisbane Music Festival has been designed to feature music that dances, breathes, uplifts, haunts and stimulates (wow!) and will present ten performances of scintillating classical music including the premiere of 28 exciting new works. Thirteen of Australia’s foremost artists collaborate to present performances at various unique venues around the city of Brisbane. Find a performance at a venue near you by checking their website at https://www.brismusicfestival.com. (Photo by L.J. May)

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FIND OUT WHAT'S ON IN BRISBANE RIGHT NOW!

See below for a brief overview of what's happening and then click on the appropriate link on this page, or the tabs on the menu at left for the full details.

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'WHAT'S ON NOW?' – low cost or free general events for you and your family to enjoy.

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  • MEEANJIN MARKETS is a two-day festival that celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, crafts and culture with a variety of market stalls, performances and workshops in the heart of Brisbane. Head for Reddacliff Place (at the Victoria Bridge end of Queen Street), 266 George Street, Brisbane City, on Friday, 22 November and Saturday, 23 November 2019 from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
  • BINGO LOCO flips the traditional game of Bingo on its head, with rave rounds, comedian MCs, conga lines, dance offs, lip sync battles, glow sticks and epic Prizes. Previous prizes included a holiday to Vegas, Lawnmowers, bottles of buckfast and even a boat! Book in for the BINGO LOCO BINGO RAVE BRISBANE at The Met, 256 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, on Saturday, 23 November 2019 from 6.00 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
  • Reverse Garbage Queensland and Textile Beat proudly present an exhibition of sustainable wearable art and invite you to ask the question: Is it really worn out? Consider this at the FREE event at the Princess Theatre, 8 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, on Saturday, 23 November 2019 from 6.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
  • A local Brisbane family is hosting a FAMILY FUN TRAIN DAY at the Bracken Ridge Lions Train Day to help raise funds for three-year-old twins Ben and William’s WISH TO WALK. There will be train rides, an obstacle course, petting zoo, emergency service vehicles, face painting, raffles, yummy food and a cent auction, with all proceeds raised going to the twins’ surgery. Head for McPherson Park, 146 Denham Street, Bracken Ridge, on Sunday, 24 November 2019 from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
  • With a line-up of 30 spectacular events, check out the most talented performers at the WONDERLAND FESTIVAL 2019, for a unique end-of-year carnival of comedy, burlesque, circus, music, magic and more. It’s ON NOW at the Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm, and runs until Sunday, 1 December 2019.

 

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  • MOONS: WORLDS OF MYSTERY at the planetarium. This event is ongoing and fascinating, as are a galaxy of OTHER SHOWS and DISPLAYS for kids and adults – it’s enough to make your jaw drop.
  • Discover Brisbane and live the magic with a BRISBANE GREETERS TOUR. These tours are run by a 200-strong team of volunteers who provide a free, authentic sightseeing service for locals and visitors on an ongoing basis.
  • Visit the MUSEUM OF BRISBANE at City Hall for exciting new exhibitions. The MoB updates its attractions regularly to both inform and entertain the citizens of Brisbane and visitors to our city.
  • WALK THE BEE GEES WAY between Redcliffe Parade and Sutton Street at Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia – opened by Barry Gibb on 14 February 2013. ONGOING ATTRACTION.

 

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This Christmas, at the Roma Street Parkland, you can visit one of Brisbane’s largest lighting displays. THE ENCHANTED GARDEN will take you through a series of shimmering gardens, a guard of delicately-lit weeping figs, the treetops of a twinkling rainforest and down to the Celebration and Lakeside Precincts, where you can enjoy superb food truck eats and live music. You can also indulge in the Parkland’s newest culinary offering – The Garden Room Café, which serves up some yummy speciality bites. Wander through the gardens on a warm Brisbane summer evening and marvel at the colourful lights and delightful Christmas decorations. Additional entry and exit points have been added to this year’s event, so visitors are encouraged to enter and exit the pathways at their own pace. It’s a visual feast for all ages – your memorable Christmas experience begins at The Hub. Visiting The Enchanted Garden is FREE and it’s open daily from Friday, 29 November until Friday, 13 December 2019 from 6.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m., with last entry at 9.15 p.m. Don’t forget your camera – oh, and please keep your paws off the displays; the beautiful plants at Roma Street Parkland are very delicate. (Photo montage by L.J. May)