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MI CASA SU CASA – BRISBANE OPEN HOUSE!

BRISBANE OPEN HOUSE – Saturday, 13 October and Sunday, 14 October 2018. BRISBANE CITY HALL: Original architect 1920–1930 Hall & Prentice; 2010–2013 restoration Tanner GHD. General access from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (last entry 4.45 p.m.). Book online for City Hall tours at http://www.museumofbrisbane.com.au/cityhalltours or call 3339 0845. Register on the day at MoB – tour numbers are limited. Tours at 10.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 1.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. You don’t need to book for Clock Tower tours which are every 15 minutes. On Saturday, 13 October at 9.30 a.m. there is a FREE Elegant Strings concert. Go to http://www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au for more information. (Photo of restored foyer Brisbane City Hall courtesy of Brisbane City Council BCC063685)

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Coming up - lots of events for November 2018. See below the quick list for further information and go to pages 1, 3, 4 and 5 for more events.

  • Start your Christmas shopping at the FINDERS KEEPERS MARKET, Brisbane’s biggest annual design market. Browse more than 200 stalls from local makers and favourites from all around Australia, and enjoy munchies and live music, at the Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, from Friday, 9 November to Sunday, 11 November 2018.
  • The SHERWOOD COMMUNITY STREET FESTIVAL is a FREE FAMILY EVENT, sponsored by Brisbane City Council, which keeps getting bigger and better each year. There will be a section dedicated to a huge variety of food stalls, and a pop-up library, plus all the other market stalls, rides and live entertainment! Head for Sherwood Road, Sherwood, Brisbane, on Friday, 9 November 2018 from 5.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
  • Assemble your geek squad – Supanova is coming! Come along to SUPANOVA COMIC CON & GAMING and discover a world of family fun at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mervale Street, South Brisbane, from 1.00 p.m. on Friday, 9 November to 6.00 p.m. Sunday, 11 November 2018 from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
  • THE RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL offers a great selection of films this year for families, young adults and more mature viewers. The Festival will screen at Event Cinemas in the Myer Centre, Brisbane. It’s ON NOW and runs until Wednesday, 14 November 2018.
  • At the REDLANDS ETHICAL MARKETS you will be inspired by beautiful gifts, art, handmade and local goods! Enjoy a day out and browse stalls filled with fair trade goods and local art, gifts and produce at the Redlands Christian Reformed Church, Cnr Sturgeon & Delancey Streets, Ormiston, on Saturday, 10 November 2018 from 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
  • At the SEVEN HILLS COMMUNITY STREET TREE PLANTING EVENT you can plant street trees, meet your neighbours, enjoy a sausage sizzle and help grow our urban forest. It’s on at the Seven Hills Bushland Reserve, 508 Darcy Road, Seven Hills, Brisbane. Meet at the corner of Valaria Avenue and Latina Avenue on Saturday, 10 November 2018 from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 noon.
  • THE END OF THE LINE FESTIVAL is a FREE STREET FESTIVAL which aims to showcase and celebrate the unique Brisbane precinct of Woolloongabba. Local and interstate acts will perform live in Jurgens Street Park to support the growing Brisbane live music scene on Saturday, 10 November 2018 from 2.00 p.m. noon to 11.00 p.m.
  • Join volunteer guides who will lead groups of up to 20 people (you have to be over 5 years of age) on a 2 KM GUIDED NATURE WALK along the Billai dhagun Circuit at Brisbane's internationally-renowned Boondall Wetlands to discover unique flora and fauna, on Sunday, 11 November 2018 from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

 

The Event: FINDERS KEEPERS MARKET – AT THE BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS

Date and time: Friday, 9 November to Sunday, 11 November 2018 – check the website below for times.

Venue: Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane.

Cost: $5. Visit http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/brisbane-markets for details.

What’s happening: Start your Christmas shopping at the FINDERS KEEPERS MARKET, Brisbane’s biggest annual design market. Browse more than 200 stalls from local makers and favourites from all around Australia. Refuel at the food stalls, coffee and food trucks, or just chill at the bar and enjoy live music.

 

The Event: SHERWOOD COMMUNITY STREET FESTIVAL

Date and time: Friday, 9 November 2018 from 5.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Venue: Sherwood Road, Sherwood, Brisbane. View on Google Maps

Ticket price: FREE to attend but you need tickets for some things. Go to the website at https://www.sherwoodfestival.com.au for more information. Any questions, phone 0439 788 465 or email susan@write-now.com.au.

What’s happening: THE SHERWOOD COMMUNITY STREET FESTIVAL will feature big band swing and live vocals to celebrate this long-running community street festival. The Festival is a FREE FAMILY EVENT, sponsored by Brisbane City Council, which keeps getting bigger and better each year. There will be a section dedicated to a huge variety of food stalls, a pop-up library, plus lots of market stalls, rides and live entertainment!

Attractions include:

  • free rides for the children
  • stage show and workshop activities from Street Science
  • wildlife display area
  • Police band
  • a pop-up library with storytelling for the children
  • market and food stalls
  • live entertainment including bands, choirs, dance troupes
  • a nativity play – complete with live camels
  • a designated child zone area with Santa Claus
  • a raffle with some amazing prizes. Tickets can be purchased on the night from the information desk.

Organisers are really excited about the upcoming festival and look forward to welcoming the extended community to Sherwood once more for this year’s celebrations.

 

The Event: SUPANOVA COMIC CON & GAMING – GET YOUR GEEK ON!

Date and time: 1.00 p.m. on Friday, 9 November to 6.00 p.m. Sunday, 11 November 2018 from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street, South Brisbane, Queensland + Google Map

Ticket price: Standard day passes are $32.82 but there are other deals. Go to https://www.supanova.com.au/events/brisbane-2018 to find out more and book your tickets for various events at https://m.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/supanova-comic-con-gaming-brisbane-2018/105348. KIDS 12 AND UNDER CAN ATTEND FOR FREE WITH ANY PAYING ADULT!

What’s happening: Assemble your geek squad – Supanova is coming! Come along to SUPANOVA COMIC CON & GAMING and discover a world of family fun. There’s so much to see and do! You’ve seen the shows, now meet the stars! Supanova Comic Con & Gaming is Australia’s biggest pop culture convention, showcasing the very best in film, television, comic books, video games and more!

In addition to meeting your favourite celebrity guests (the line-up is phenomenal), you can check out the excellent exhibitors and exclusive expo deals, dress up in Cosplay (costume-role play for the uninitiated) and participate in all sorts of competitions. Don’t forget to check out the Artist Alley, bursting with creativity and inspiration – it’s not to be missed! Taste the excitement. Fill the void!

 

The Event: THE RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL – 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Date and time: ON NOW and runs until Wednesday, 14 November 2018.

Venue: Event Cinemas, Myer Centre, Brisbane City.

Ticket price: Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at the box office or online at http://russianresurrection.com/2018.

What’s happening: THE RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL offers a great selection of films this year. For family fun, The Last Warrior is a wonderful option. It is a kids' fantasy film set in Belogorie featuring Slavic fairy tale villains, Baba Yaga and Koschei. Russian fairy-tale characters, magic, and enchanted sword fights are part of everyday life!

Alternatively, there are many other Russian films that teens may relate to, such as the light rom-com I’m Losing Weight, which focuses on the importance of love and friendship. For more mature viewers, the festival opens with The Coach, directed by and featuring super hunk Danila Kozlovsky, the biggest name in Russia cinema at the moment.

The Coach captures the emotion and spirit of the Russian football world, following Yuri, the country’s star striker, and his fall from grace and subsequent redemption. The film is heart-warming and inspirational – a great choice for the festival premiere.

In The Hood is another Danila Kozlovsky film; an edgy and hyper-masculine action thriller. Also on offer are two films by Konstantin Khabenskiy, Selfie and Sobibor. The former is a sexy psychological thriller, and the latter is a Holocaust drama centring on the real-life Sobibor concentration camp breakout.

Laugh out loud with Night Shift, the Russian Full Monty equivalent that also pokes fun at Russia’s political system and culture. The festival closes on 14 November 2018 with the powerful moving trilogy Witnesses, which tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of three uncanny witnesses.

 

The Event: REDLANDS ETHICAL MARKETS | ORMISTON

Date and time: Saturday, 10 November 2018 from 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Venue: Redlands Christian Reformed Church, Cnr Sturgeon & Delancey Sts 
Ormiston + Google Map

Ticket price: FREE. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/402463810288611 for more information and if you have any questions, phone (07) 3286 4700.

What’s happening: At the REDLANDS ETHICAL MARKETS you will be inspired by beautiful gifts, art, handmade and local goods! Enjoy a day out and browse stalls filled with fair trade goods and local art, gifts and produce. Sit and enjoy the amazing live music in the café, which is all undercover.

You can buy coffee, cake, cold drinks and munch on the essential sausage sizzle. All purchases support ethical trade in developing nations and local businesses, and all profits will be donated to the Redlands Community Centre. This is the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping!

 

The Event: SEVEN HILLS COMMUNITY STREET TREE PLANTING EVENT

Date and time: Saturday, 10 November 2018 from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 noon.

Venue: Seven Hills Bushland Reserve, 508 Darcy Road, Seven Hills, Brisbane. Meet at the corner of Valaria Avenue and Latina Avenue. View on Google Maps

Ticket price: FREE to take part.

What’s happening: Enhance the environment! At the SEVEN HILLS COMMUNITY STREET TREE PLANTING EVENT you can plant street trees and make your neighbourhood cooler, shadier and greener. Come along and meet your neighbours, enjoy a sausage sizzle and help grow our urban forest. For comfort and safety, wear sturdy covered shoes, a hat and sunscreen. All planting holes will be dug beforehand. All new street trees are carefully chosen to suit the local area. The newly-planted street trees will be established using potable water and maintained by Council.

 

The Event: THE END OF THE LINE FESTIVAL

Date and time: Saturday, 10 November 2018 from 2.00 p.m. noon to 11.00 p.m.

Venue: Jurgens Street Park, 47 Logan Road, Woolloongabba. View on Google Maps.

Ticket price: FREE to attend and no bookings are required..

What’s happening: We love supporting local music and performance artists. THE END OF THE LINE FESTIVAL is a free street festival which aims to showcase and celebrate the unique Brisbane precinct of Woolloongabba. Local and interstate acts will perform live in Jurgens Street Park to support the growing Brisbane live music scene. The Brisbane City Council is a proud sponsor of The End of the Line Festival. Food trucks and market stalls will contribute to the day and provide food for the crowd. Local artists also perform during the afternoon throughout the festival area.

 

The Event: NATURE WALK AT BOONDALL WETLANDS

Date and time: Sunday, 11 November 2018 from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

Venue: Meet up at the Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Drive (entry via Stanworth Rd), Boondall. View on Google Maps

Ticket price: FREE to attend. NOTE: This walk is only suitable for people over 5 years of age.

What’s happening: Join volunteer guides who will lead groups of up to 20 people on a 2 KM GUIDED NATURE WALK along the Billai dhagun Circuit at Brisbane's internationally-renowned Boondall Wetlands, to discover the unique flora and fauna these wetlands support. Children must be supervised by an adult. Bring a hat and secure, fully enclosed walking shoes, sun-smart clothing, sunscreen, insect repellent, drinking water, and photo I.D.

 

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BRISBANE OPEN HOUSE – Saturday, 13 October and Sunday, 14 October 2018 at 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. WORLD EXPO ’88 PUBLIC ART TRAIL. Experience World expo ’88 all over again and celebrate the 30th anniversary of this iconic event by joining this specialised public art tour. Take a closer look at these artworks and landmarks, which will give residents and visitors a sense of the celebration that was Expo ’88, as well as an understanding of the legacy of this city-shaping event. Go to http://www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au for more information. (Photo by L.J. May)