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Give it up for the Brisbane Comedy Festival!

BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL: DEANNE SMITH – EPIPHANY. Fresh from taping the acclaimed 2019 Netflix special Gentleman Elf, Australia’s favourite Canadian-American returns with a breakthrough hour. As seen on the Melbourne International Gala, The Great Debate, The Weekly, and in the viral video Straight Men, Step Your Game Up – which has been viewed over 35 million times – wow! ‘Ferociously funny – near perfection,’ said Time Out Melbourne. Try (and fail) to categorise Deanne’s approach to stand-up, from Thursday, 21 March to Sunday, 24 March 2019, at the Turbine Studio, Brisbane Powerhouse. Tickets for adults on Thursday and Sunday are $22, and concessions on Thursday and Sunday $20. On Friday and Saturday, tickets are $30. A $6.60 transaction fee applies. Suitable for ages 15+ Visit the Festival website at www.brisbanecomedyfestival.com for the full program and to get your tickets. (Photo by L.J. May S/S)

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

  • You will be captivated by some of the most sublime short films documenting the beauty and power of the big blue at THE OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR, coming to the Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm, on Thursday, 28 March to Saturday, 30 March 2019, from 7.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m., plus a matinee from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Saturday, 30 March 2019.
  • GEAR UP THIS MARCH! Get ready for the ride of your life when THE BRISBANE CYCLING FESTIVAL rolls into the city. The festival will get you psyched up with professional, amateur and mass participation events at the celebrated Anna Meares Velodrome and other venues across Brisbane, from Thursday, 28 March to Sunday, 14 April 2019.
  • SUPERCELL: FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE 2019, presents a jam-packed program celebrating bodies in motion, with a stellar line-up of internationally-acclaimed artists using contemporary dance to spark critical dialogue and social change. Make your human movement statement at the Brisbane Powerhouse and city surrounds from Saturday, 30 March to Sunday, 7 April 2019.
  • THE DESIGNERS’ GUIDE: EASTON PEARSON ARCHIVE features 200 garments personally selected by designers PAMELA EASTON and LYDIA PEARSON to reveal the artistry, techniques and demi-couture practices that placed the label at the forefront of Australian fashion for 27 years. It’s ON NOW at the Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, Brisbane City Hall, and will run until 29 April 2019.

 

The Event: THE OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR

Date and time: Thursday, 28 March to Saturday, 30 March 2019, from 7.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m., plus a matinee from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Saturday, 30 March 2019.

Venue:Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm QLD 4005. Click on link for a map.

Ticket price: Prices range from $27.80 to $32.00. Get more information and find out how to book at https://brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/2019/03/28/ocean-film-festival-world-tour-2019.

What’s happening: In March 2019, THE OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR will screen over two hours of the most inspirational, educational and entertaining films of above and below the ocean, selected from submissions by independent filmmakers, both international and Australian. The program includes a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles covering topics such as the oceanic environment, marine creatures, ocean-related sports, coastal cultures and ocean lovers.

Designed to mesmerise and captivate, this carefully curated program of short films documents the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrates the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray, who chase the crests of waves, and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue. See a knockout video on the festival website at https://oceanfilmfestivalaustralia.com.au#about.

The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points. The World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.

 

The Event: THE BRISBANE CYCLING FESTIVAL

Date and time: Thursday, 28 March to Sunday, 14 April 2019.

Venue: Anna Meares Velodrome and other venues across Brisbane.

Ticket price: Go to https://brisbanecyclingfestival.com/events for the Festival Program and costs. For more information visit the website at https://brisbanecyclingfestival.com, phone them on (07) 3390 1477, or email them at qld.info@cycling.org.au. #BrisbaneCyclingFestival

What’s happening: GEAR UP THIS MARCH! Get ready for the ride of your life when THE BRISBANE CYCLING FESTIVAL rolls into the city. The festival will get you psyched up with professional, amateur and mass participation events at the celebrated Anna Meares Velodrome and other venues, from Thursday, 28 March to Sunday, 14 April 2019. The world’s best track cyclists will descend on Brisbane for THE SIX DAY INTERNATIONAL SERIES FINAL from Friday, 12 April to Sunday, 14 April 2019, combining elite track cycling with an energetic party atmosphere.

Not to be outdone, CYCLING AUSTRALIA will host the TRACK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS and NATIONAL ROAD SERIES THE CLASSICS, starring Australia’s elite and emerging cycling talent. The Festival will be supported by a series of activities for residents and visitors including a mass participation ride across the city to showcase Brisbane as a world-class major event and cycling city. Whether you’re a keen rider or a fan, these events will ensure Brisbane is at the centre of the cycling universe during March and April 2019.

 

The Event: SUPERCELL: FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE 2019

Date and time: Saturday, 30 March to Sunday, 7 April 2019.

Venue: Various venues – at the Brisbane Powerhouse and across the city. For more information visit https://supercelldancefestival.com/supercellfestival2019

Ticket price: Various prices. Bookings may be required for some events. Visit the Supercell Festival website to see what’s on and to book.

What’s happening: SUPERCELL: FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE 2019, presents a jam-packed program celebrating bodies in motion from 30 March to 7 April 2019 at the Brisbane Powerhouse and city surrounds. Supercell presents a stellar line-up of internationally-acclaimed artists using contemporary dance to spark critical dialogue and social change.

Enjoy performances, workshops, panel discussions, think tanks and Q&A sessions at the city's arts venues (including Brisbane Powerhouse, QAGOMA, Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts and New Farm Cinemas), cultural spaces, parklands and small businesses.

Wrapping up each day of Supercili 2019, the THINK Salon is a gathering of curious thinkers and inspired minds Join them each evening as they unpack hot topics through the eyes of activists, artists and audiences who will instigate critical dialogue and discussion to look at how to situate ourselves in a rapidly changing 21st century world. Guest curated by KYLE PAGE (Artistic Director, Dancenorth), Supercell will welcome special guests working in politics, journalism, activism and science to the THINK Salon panels.

 

The Event: MUSEUM OF BRISBANE – THE DESIGNERS’ GUIDE: EASTON PEARSON ARCHIVE 

Date and time: ON NOW and runs until 29 April 2019.

Venue: Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, City Hall, King George Square, Brisbane City. Visit http://www.museumofbrisbane.com.au for more information about the Museum.

Ticket price: Adults $12, Concession $9. Tickets are now on sale – go to the website at The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive for more information.

What’s happening: THE DESIGNERS’ GUIDE: EASTON PEARSON ARCHIVE features 200 garments personally selected by designers PAMELA EASTON and LYDIA PEARSON to reveal the artistry, techniques and demi-couture practices that placed the label at the forefront of Australian fashion for 27 years. Their unique approach referenced art, travel, film, literature, music and emotions, to create a bold aesthetic characterised by daring patterns, innovative materials, meticulous techniques and a sustainable ethos.

For the first major exhibition from Museum of Brisbane’s Easton Pearson Archive, MoB invited Pam and Lydia to select the designs they felt highlighted the greatest innovations of their practice, and to share the stories behind the evolution of each garment, the design process, techniques, collaborations, experimentations, successes and set-backs. The Easton Pearson Archive at MoB is the largest textile collection from a single Australian fashion house held by a museum or art gallery anywhere in the world.

 

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BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL: TIM FERGUSON – A FAST LIFE ON WHEELS. We’ve loved him since the Doug Anthony All Stars! Now the comedy legend rips the lid off his extraordinary life. Tim Ferguson reveals the terrors and tears of his worldwide escapades. As for his lifelong battle with Multiple Sclerosis, Tim says, ‘I don’t suffer MS – it suffers me.’ Hilarious, touching and wicked, this show is hell on wheels. On Saturday, 23 March and Sunday, 24 March 2019, wheel yourself into the Ithaca Auditorium, Brisbane City Hall. Tickets are $38 adults, and $34 (concessions and groups of 6+), and a $6.60 transaction fee applies. Suitable for ages 15+ Visit the Festival website at www.brisbanecomedyfestival.com for the full program and to get your tickets. (Photo by L.J. May S/S)