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Nap time for best friends. For most people, a dog is a member of their family but without the nappies. On the other hand, taking a pooper scooper and plastic bags on walks is mandatory. (Photographer unknown)

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Coming up - lots of events for May 2019. See below the quick list for further information and go to pages 1, 2, 3, and 5 for more events.   

  • The Blues Brothers band is back together and on a mission to entertain you with a showtime concert of music from the classic cult film. They Want YOU, so Think, put on your shades, don your fedora, and bounce into the Brisbane City Hall for THE SOUL MEN BLUES BROTHERS SHOW, on Tuesday, 28 May 2019 from 12.00 noon to 1.00 p.m.
  • FLIPSIDE CIRCUS – ‘REVOLVE’ is a whirling, wheeling wonder, which bursts at the seams with energy and fun and brings together 14 of Queensland’s youngest circus stars, experienced artists, and a live DJ to create a high-energy performance that will keep the whole family entertained. Do a wheelie down to the Redlands Performing Arts Centre (RPAC), 2–12 Middle Street, Cleveland, on Thursday, 30 May 2019 at 7.00 p.m.
  • It’s on again! Visit King George Square in the City for the BRISBANE BIG CITY BARBECUE, a festival of fantastic food, great entertainment and a whole lot of fun, which raises funds for those in need in Brisbane. Grab your munchies in King George Square, 100 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, on Friday, 31 May 2019 from 12.00 noon to 2.00 p.m.
  • It’s easy being green at THE GREEN HEART FAIR, which celebrates its tenth year in 2019. There will be free sustainability workshops and displays, artisan markets, kids’ entertainment and 2,000 free native plants. Learn how to live a more eco-friendly life with expert talks from War on Waste’s CRAIG REUCASSEL and Brisbane’s best eco experts, at the new location at 7th Brigade Park, 21 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside, on Sunday, 2 June 2019 from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
  • THE SOUND SOCIETY delivers a free live music program that will mellow your soul and leave you relaxed as you embrace chilled tunes in the lush green surrounds of Roma Street Parkland, on Sunday, 2 June 2019 from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon. 

 

The Event: THE SOUL MEN BLUES BROTHERS SHOW

Date and time: Tuesday, 28 May 2019 from 12.00 noon to 1.00 p.m.

Venue: Brisbane City Hall, King George Square, Adelaide and Ann Streets, Brisbane City. This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Ticket price: FREE.

What’s happening: THE BLUES BROTHERS band is back together and on a mission to entertain you with a showtime concert of music from the classic cult film. They Want YOU, so Think, put on your shades, don your fedora, and bounce into the Brisbane City Hall for your James Brown moment.

 

The Event: FLIPSIDE CIRCUS – ‘REVOLVE’

Date and time: Thursday, 30 May 2019 from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  

Venue: Redlands Performing Arts Centre (RPAC), 2–12 Middle Street, Cleveland.

Ticket price: Adults $24, Seniors/Pensioners $22, Child/Student $20, Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children) $76 (19pp). Babes in arms (24 months and under) – free on the knee.

You can book your tickets in person at the RPAC Box Office, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland, by phone on (07) 3829 8131 (a $4.10 booking fee per transaction applies), or online 24/7 at http://www.rpac.com.au using the Buy Now link (a $5 booking fee per transaction applies). If you require mobility assistance please contact the Redland Performing Arts Centre Box Office so that they can accommodate your needs.

What’s happening: FLIPSIDE CIRCUS – ‘REVOLVE’ is a whirling, wheeling wonder, which bursts at the seams with energy and fun. This show was originally commissioned by the Commonwealth Games Festival 2018 and premiered at the Cultural Forecourt, South Bank, Brisbane. It brings together 14 of Queensland’s youngest circus stars, experienced artists, and a live DJ to create a high-energy performance that will keep the whole family entertained.

Highly rehearsed elements are combined with moments of improvisation as the performers play with rhythms of movement and music. There will be circles, loops and wheels – lots and lots of wheels! Group bike, roller skates, unicycles, even a tractor tyre are jammed onto the stage to create a masterpiece of acrobatics and motion. Backed by an awesome live soundtrack from DJ Kitty Gattling, ‘Revolve’ is a good dose of fun that features some serious circus skills.

 

The Event: BRISBANE BIG CITY BARBECUE

Date and time: Friday, 31 May 2019 from 12.00 noon to 2.00 p.m.

Venue: King George Square, 100 Adelaide Street, Brisbane.  

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

What’s happening: Visit King George Square in the City for the BRISBANE BIG CITY BARBECUE, a festival of fantastic food, great entertainment and a whole lot of fun. The event raises funds for those in need in Brisbane, with the beneficiaries of the 2019 event being Foodbank Queensland, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust, and Drug ARM Australia.

 

The Event: THE GREEN HEART FAIR

Date and time: Sunday, 2 June 2019 from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Venue: A new location at 7th BrigadePark, 21 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside.  

Ticket price: FREE to attend and no bookings are required. For more information, visit Green Heart Fair at https://www.greenheartfair.com.au.

What’s happening: The GREEN HEART FAIR, Brisbane’s biggest sustainable living festival is turning ten! Celebrate ten years of helping to greate a clean and green Brisbane with free sustainability workshops and displays, artisan markets, kids’ entertainment and 2,000 free native plants. Learn how to live a more reco-friendly life with expert talks from War on Waste’s CRAIG REUCASSEL and Brisbane’s best eco experts, and help lower your impact on the environment with hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Brisbane’s best food trucks are attending, with plenty of options for vegans and gluten free foodies. There will also be activities for little ones, with performances by PJ Masks and nature play to enable your whole family to enjoy a fun day out. Help to create a clean and green Brisbane and travel by bus, bike or walk to the fair.

 

The Event: THE SOUND SOCIETY

Date and time: Sunday, 2 June 2019 from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.

Venue: Roma Street Parkland, 1 Parkland Boulevard, Brisbane City.   

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

What’s happening: THE SOUND SOCIETY delivers a free live music program that will mellow your soul and leave you relaxed as you embrace chilled tunes in the lush green surrounds of Roma Street Parkland. Bring your own picnic or grab a bite from onsite food vendors. The Sound Society is held one Sunday each month at the Parkland and entry is free. Visitors are welcome to bring along shade structures to this event, provided there is no pegging or staking into the ground.

 

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Whose dog flap is it, anyway? A boy and his dog go together like bacon and eggs. Caring for an animal companion is a big responsibility, particularly for kids. Pet owners wanting to know more about looking after their best friend will find lots of helpful information on the Brisbane City Council website at http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au – search for ‘animals and pets’. (Photographer unknown)