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Coming up - lots of events for November 2017. See below the quick list for further information and go to pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 for more events.   

  • Get into it, feel the beat, and take your appetite, friends, family and dancing shoes to BRISBANE FIESTA LATINA, happening in the Roma Street Parkland on Saturday, 4 November 2017 from 11.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
  • The DOG LOVERS SHOW BRISBANE is on at Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills on Saturday, 4 November and Sunday, 5 November 2017 from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Once you’ve bought your ticket everything you see and do at the Show is FREE.
  • THE END OF THE LINE FESTIVAL is a free music and food festival celebrating and showcasing the Brisbane precinct of Woolloongabba. It’s happening at Jurgens Street, Woolloongabba on Saturday, 4 November 2017 from 2.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.
  • Older people might remember the captivating film adaptation of THE RAINMAKER, a classic play by N. Richard Nash, which starred Burt Lancaster as Starbuck and Katherine Hepburn as Lizzie. ACT1 THEATRE will be giving the stage play their all on Saturday, 4 November, a matinee on Sunday, 5 November 2017, Friday, 10 November and Saturday, 11 November 2017 at The heritage-listed Old Shire Hall, Cnr Gympie and Hall Street, Strathpine.
  • Libraries across Brisbane will celebrate the release of the new film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. They will hold discussions and trivia sessions at various times from Saturday, 4 November until Saturday, 11 November 2017. See the What’s On web pages for more details of when and where. 

 

The Event: BRISBANE FIESTA LATINA (OLÉ)

Date and time: Saturday, 4 November 2017 from 11.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Venue: Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane City. 

Ticket price: FREE to attend. Go to http://www.lacaqld.org.au/fiesta-latina for more information.

What’s happening: Each year, the Latin American Community of Australia (QLD) – LACA QLD organises BRISBANE FIESTA LATINA. Through this festival they hope to celebrate friendship, love of good food, good music and lots and lots of dancing about. Share the joy of a dynamic and vibrant culture through a colourful entertainment program, traditional dancing, Latin American food, live music, arts and crafts, face painting, and llamas (huh?). If you’ve never experienced a festival Latin American style – get into it, feel the beat, and take your dancing shoes!

 

The Event: DOG LOVERS SHOW BRISBANE

Date and time: Saturday, 4 November and Sunday, 5 November 2017 from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Venue: Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills. Click here for a map to show you how to get to the venue https://dogloversshow.com.au/brisbane/visitor-info/getting-to-the-show/

Ticket price: Adult (ages 16 and over) $20 online and $25 on site; Concession (proof of card required) $17 online and $20 on site; Children (aged from 5 to 15) $12 on line and $15 on site; Kids under five are free. A Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) $60 online and $70 on site. Go to https://dogloversshow.com.au/Brisbane for more information and https://dogloversshow.com.au/brisbane/visitor-info/buy-tickets to buy tickets.

As this is an indoor event, for safety reasons (dogs and humans!) visitors are not allowed to bring their dogs to the show. Assistance Dogs, however, are welcome and they do accept Companion Cards for carers. Seniors, student and health care card discounts are not available.

What’s happening: Our dogs are family and no words could ever say just how much joy and love they bring to our lives. THE 2017 DOG LOVERS SHOW is a tribute to the unconditional love that we share with our dogs and the organisers look forward to welcoming you for the very first time to their 2017 Brisbane Show to celebrate, interact with and learn more about our Best Friends.

Dogs save lives, deter burglars, work the land, star in movies and are an integral part of everyday life. Giving us companionship and unconditional love, our best friends come with extensive benefits on a personal, family and community level. The show will celebrate dogs like no other event in Australia and this first Brisbane event will be one of the largest and most comprehensive Festivals for dog lovers in the world, providing an extensive array of entertainment, education and information.

The show will bring together over 500 beautiful Dogs, 150+ Exhibitors, 15,000+ visitors, celebrity vets, incredible Dog shows and over 15 visitor features – it’s heaven for dog lovers! And remember, once you’ve bought your tickets everything you see and do at the Show is FREE! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2017 SHOW GUIDE and CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

 

The Event: THE END OF THE LINE FESTIVAL

Date and time: Saturday, 4 November 2017 from 2.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.

Venue: Jurgens Street, Woolloongabba.

Ticket price: FREE entry. Check out http://www.theendofthelinefestival.com.

What’s happening: The Brisbane City Council is proud to be a sponsor of THE END OF THE LINE FESTIVAL, a FREE music and food festival suitable for all ages, which celebrates and showcases the Brisbane precinct of Woolloongabba. For a great Saturday out with friends and family, join the celebrations which kick off in the early afternoon and run until late evening. Hear from WAAX, Jeremy Neale, Terry Flowertruck, Slow Dancer, Loose Tooth, Nice Biscuit, Future Haunt, and Spirit Bunny – and to think we once thought The Beatles was a weird name.

 

The Event: ACT1 THEATRE – THE RAINMAKER

Date and time: At 8.00 p.m. on Saturday, 4 November, Friday, 10 November and Saturday, 11 November 2017 PLUS Sunday, 5 November 2017 at 2.00 p.m.

Venue: The heritage-listed Old Shire Hall, Cnr Gympie and Hall Street, Strathpine.

Ticket price: Adult $20, Concession $17, Student $15. To book, phone 0458 579 269 or online at http://act1theatre.com.au (please note that EFTPOS is not available). Enjoy a beer or wine at the licensed bar pre show or at interval.

What’s happening: THE RAINMAKER, a classic play by N. Richard Nash, is set in the drought-stricken American West during the Depression, where spinster Lizzie keeps house for her father and two brothers on the family’s cattle ranch. After a failed match-making expedition to find her a husband, Lizzie’s family is more concerned about her marriage prospects than they are about their dying cattle.

A mysterious man calling himself Starbuck arrives at their farm and promises to bring rain in exchange for a mere $100. Is he a con man, will he win Lizzie’s heart, and will she stay or go? Older people might remember the captivating film adaptation starring Burt Lancaster as Starbuck and Katherine Hepburn as Lizzie back in… oh, never mind.  

 

The Event: CELEBRATING MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS AT BCC LIBRARIES

Date, time and BCC library venues for ‘Murder on the Orient Express: Saturday, 4 November 2017 from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. at Holland Park Library (Phone: (07) 3403 7755); Tuesday, 7 November 2017 from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. at Corinda Library (Phone: (07) 3407 7701); Wednesday, 8 November 2017 from 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. at Mitchelton Library (Phone: (07) 3403 7410); Wednesday, 8 November 2017 from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. at Bracken Ridge Library (Phone: (07) 3667 6060); Thursday, 9 November 2017 from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. at Garden City Library (Phone: (07) 3403 7745); Saturday, 11 November 2017 from 1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. at Nundah Library (Phone: (07) 3407 8701); Saturday, 11 November 2017 from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. at Ashgrove Library (Phone: (07) 3407 1940); Saturday, 11 November 2017 from 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. at Stones Corner Library (Phone: (07) 3403 2170).

Ticket price: FREE but bookings are required at the presenting library by contacting them on the phone numbers given above.

What’s happening: This latest film version of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is the fourth adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1934 novel, following a 1974 film, a 2001 TV film, and a 2010 episode of Agatha Christie’s Poirot. As well as playing Poirot, KENNETH BRANAGH directed this American mystery film, with a screenplay by Michael Green. Gone is the iconic interpretation of TV’s Hercule Poirot as portrayed by David Suchet, although it’s going to be hard to get it out of your head and look at this murder mystery with new eyes. For starters, the fussy little black moustache of Suchet’s Poirot is replaced by Kenneth Branagh’s walrus facial extravaganza.

In the unlikely event that you have never come across the story before, this is the plot. In 1930s Europe, well known detective Hercule Poirot feels the need for a rest between cases and boards the legendary train, the Orient Express. A fellow passenger requests that Poirot act as their personal body guard, something he politely declines to do. The next morning the passenger is found stabbed to death.

Snow and increasingly bad weather leave Poirot and thirteen strangers stranded on the train in the middle of nowhere and everyone becomes a suspect. As the evidence piles up, Poirot becomes increasingly interested in the victim’s past and why they really fled the United States. Will he solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again?

Branagh leads the stunning all-star cast, which includes Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr, Michelle Pfeiffer and Daisy Ridley in supporting roles. The film is due for release by 20th Century Fox on 2 November 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall in London and on 10 November 2017 in the United States. Watch out for it here this month. Excited? Go to https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/murder-on-the-orient-express to watch a trailer and check out the cast and production details. 

 

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