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Mi casa, su casa – It’s Brisbane Open House!

BRISBANE OPEN HOUSE – Saturday, 12 October and Sunday, 13 October 2019. 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. Collect tickets from the Museum of Brisbane on Level 3. Tours at 10.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m., 1.30 p.m., 2.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. You don’t need to book for Clock Tower tours which are every 15 minutes. Go to https://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 October 2019. See below the quick list for further information and go to pages 1, 3, 4 and 5 for more events.    

  • People love BRISBANE OPEN HOUSE! 119 buildings, the most ever, will unlock their doors to locals and tourists alike. There will be a children’s program, speaker series, and a photography competition. Go to the website to check out the best of Brisbane’s buildings and spaces to snoop around on Saturday, 12 October and Sunday, 13 October 2019.
  • From Saturday, 12 October to Saturday, 19 October 2019, more than 1,000 athletes will converge on Brisbane to participate in the INAS GLOBAL GAMES 2019, the world’s largest sporting event for elite athletes with intellectual impairment. Held once every four years, this will be the first time that the Games have taken place in the Asia Pacific region. Come along to the FREE OPENING CEREMONY and help to welcome the athletes to Brisbane, in King George Square, 100 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, on Saturday, 12 October 2019 from 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. 
  • WILLKOMMEN! Bring out the strudel and don your Dirndl or Lederhosen! OKTOBERFEST BRISBANE 2019 hits the Brisbane Showgrounds over two fun-filled weekends from Friday, 11 October to Sunday, 13 October 2019, and Friday, 18 October to Sunday, 20 October 2019.
  • THE MOSAIC MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL is a world music and dance spectacular, with a new and exciting program including contemporary and traditional world music and dance, photo, art and spoken word exhibition, information and networking dome, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts emporium, diverse food stalls, children’s and family activities. Dance into the Roma Street Parkland, 1 Parkland Boulevard, Brisbane City, on Sunday, 13 October 2019 from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • The final Game Changers conversation for 2019 showcases cardiologist and founder of Heart of Australia, DR ROLF GOMES. Dr Gomes founded Heart of Australia with the vision of bringing specialist cardiology services to the people living in rural and remote Queensland. This Australian first sees The Heart Bus, a custom-made mobile clinic, fully equipped with specialist diagnostic equipment, transform a vision into a reality. Book in for Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland (SLQ), Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank, on Tuesday, 15 October 2019 from 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
  • The annual BUDERIM GARDEN FESTIVAL for plant lovers and amateur botanists each year hosts a huge range of exhibitions, talks, presentations and workshops for garden lovers, and thousands come each year to learn something new. Take your green fingers to the Buderim War Memorial, Burnett Street, Buderim, on the Sunshine Coast, from Friday, 18 October to Sunday, 20 October 2019.
  • The Museum of Brisbane is throwing the ultimate Brisbane music LISTENING PARTY series dedicated to the experimental at heart, the fervently underground, and the shamefully overlooked. The Museum has invited some of Brisbane’s best music enthusiasts and in-the-know types to curate a playlist of music we probably don’t know but definitely should. Book in for your spot at the Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, Brisbane City Hall on Friday, 18 October 2019 from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

 

The Event: MI CASA – SU CASA – BRISBANE OPEN HOUSE 2019

Date and time: Saturday, 12 October and Sunday, 13 October 2019.

Venues: There are 119 buildings in this year’s program, plus Speakers Series, BOH After Dark, Walking Tours, and special events. Pick up a program at your local library or visit the website at https://www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au.

Ticket price: The 119 buildings in this year’s program are FREE to inspect and most do not require bookings. However, some private homes and special heritage places offer pre-booked tours only, and bookings for these buildings are already open online at https://www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au.

What’s happening: OPEN FOR INSPECTION. Step inside our city’s most unique buildings and historic landmarks at this year’s BRISBANE OPEN HOUSE, over the weekend of 12 and 13 October. Celebrating its 10th birthday, this mainly FREE event gives visitors a rare opportunity to peer behind the door of many prominent structures, including high-rise buildings private homes and Council spaces such as City Hall and The Old Windmill Tower.

As well as showcasing innovative architecture and interesting design, this year’s program is packed with something for everyone, including walking and cycling guided tours, design workshops, presentations from key industry speakers and a ‘design your own city rooftop workshop’ at The Capital. With more than 70,000 attendees last year, it’s sure to be another must-see event. For the full program and bookings, visit https://www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au.

 

The Event: INAS GLOBAL GAMES 2019 – OPENING CEREMONY

Date and time: Saturday, 12 October 2019 from 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

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

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

What’s happening: From 12 October to 19 October 2019, more than 1,000 athletes will converge on Brisbane to participate in the INAS GLOBAL GAMES 2019, the world’s largest sporting event for elite athletes. In Brisbane 2019, the athletes will compete across ten sports, including basketball, cricket, table tennis, athletics and swimming, which are internationally sanctioned, and a pathway to qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

In a captivating and inspiration celebration of sport, culture and ability, the INAS Global Games is the world’s largest sporting event for elite athletes with intellectual impairment. INAS’ original membership was just 14 nations, which has steadily grown to more than 75 nations today. Held once every four years, this will be the first time that the Games have taken place in the Asia Pacific region.

Come along to THE OPENING CEREMONY and help to welcome the athletes to Brisbane. For more information, to see videos, and to purchase your tickets to the individual sports, visit INAS Global Games 2019 at https://gg2019.org.

 

The Event: OKTOBERFEST BRISBANE 2019

Date and time: Friday, 11 October to Sunday, 13 October 2019, and Friday, 18 October to Sunday, 20 October 2019. Fridays from 4.00 p.m. to 12.00 midnight, Saturdays from 11.p.m. to 12.00 midnight. Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Venue: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Australia. Entry is only via Gregory Terrace. Head to https://oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au for more details and for parking information, click here. GETTING THERE: There is a supervised taxi rank in Gregory Terrace. For public transport information, visit the TransLink website at http://www.translink.com.au and check out the Journey Planner, or call TransLink on 13 12 30.

Ticket price: Go here for the Program. Purchasing tickets to Oktoberfest Brisbane can only be done online via the official Oktoberfest Brisbane website at https://oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au/tickets or at the gate on the day. Book your tickets online to make group bookings and get special deals. Get general admission tickets at General Admission. VIP tables are on sale for the Bavarian Corner.

NOTE that Oktoberfest Brisbane is a completely cashless festival. Save time and set up your Digital Wallet and Top Up your Credit so you can hit the ground running when you arrive – they say it’s as easy as 1-2-3. For all the Cashless details, go to their Digital Wallet page, and go here for Essential Info about Oktoberfest Brisbane.

What’s happening: WILLKOMMEN TO OKTOBERFEST BRISBANE 2019! The Brisbane Oktoberfest was nominated as one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests around the world, and it remains Australia’s largest German festival. Watch and learn how to dance like a German, dress like a German, speak like a German, and cook like a German.

With plenty of food, fun, and an array of entertainment spread over two weekends, Oktoberfest Brisbane is an authentic German festival perfect for an after-work drink, a get-together with mates, or a cultural outing with the family. From pretzels and beer steins to yodelling and lederhosen, it promises an authentic Bavarian experience. You can also enjoy rides, roaming entertainers and looking at vintage German cars.

Oktoberfest offers only the absolute finest in German foods, hand-crafted German beers and wines. Get your mouth watering now with details of what you can expect to fill your longing stomachs. Learn More. Oktoberfest Brisbane’s beers are brewed specifically to the Reinheitsgebot (Bavarian Purity Law), which states that only four natural ingredients be used to brew beer: water, malt, hops and yeast. Learn More.

Oktoberfest Brisbane cares about the community they live in and giving back. They are proud to have raised over $207,000 for Youngcare Australia since their festival commenced. Learn More about Youngcare and how you can help Oktoberfest to support them.

 

The Event: THE MOSAIC MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

Date and time: Sunday, 13 October 2019 from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

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

Ticket price: Entry by donation. No bookings are required. For more information, visit Multicultural Development Australia at https://mdaltd.org.au.

What’s happening: THE MOSAIC MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL is a world music and dance spectacular, set in the lush setting of Brisbane’s picturesque and iconic Roma Street Parkland, providing a perfect lakeside setting to relax and enjoy Brisbane’s sub-tropical sunshine. MOSAIC returns with a new and exciting program including contemporary and traditional world music and dance, photo, art and spoken word exhibition, the Lullabies of the world, information and networking dome, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts emporium, diverse food stalls, and children’s and family activities.

 

THE EVENT: GAME CHANGERS – MEETCARDIOLOGIST AND FOUNDER OF HEART OF AUSTRALIA, DR ROLF GOMES

Date and time: Tuesday, 15 October 2019 from 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Venue: Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland (SLQ), Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane.

Cost: FREE but bookings are essential. Go to https://www.slq.qld.gov.au to book your place(s). If you have any questions, contact the event organiser (Community Connections) by phone on 07 3840 7424 or by email at slqevents@slq.qld.gov.au.

If you are unable to attend this event please either cancel your ticket via Eventbrite, advise the organisers via email at slqevents@slq.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3840 7424 as soon as possible so that they can offer your place to someone else. 

What’s happening: GAME CHANGERS is a Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by State Library of Queensland, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation.The final Game Changers conversation for 2019 showcases cardiologist and founder of Heart of Australia, DR ROLF GOMES. Hear about thedifficult yet ultimately rewarding process of taking the idea of an Australian first medical program through to reality.

Dr Gomes will discuss his five-year entrepreneurial journey from the challenges of funding and sponsorship, government policy and politics, challenging the status quo, coordinating logistics, collaborating with organisations, developing hardware and the tyranny of distance. If these challenges resonate with you, this final Game Changers event is not to be missed.

Cardiologist Dr Rolf Gomes founded Heart of Australia with the vision of bringing specialist cardiology services to the people living in rural and remote Queensland. Heart of Australia is an Australian first and sees The Heart Bus, a custom-made mobile clinic which is fully equipped with specialist diagnostic equipment, transform a vision into a reality.

This event is part of THE GAME CHANGERS SERIES, facilitated by Ray Weekes, Chairman of The CEO Institute. Game Changers brings innovation leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with aspiring Queensland entrepreneurs. This is your chance to ask how local entrepreneurs and business leaders build companies, reinvent themselves, inspire teams, and envision success.

Following the event, organisers invite you to network with Dr Gomes and other business leaders on the Queensland Terrace at SLQ. Can't make it in person? The talk will be live streamed and they encourage you to join the conversation online using #qblhof, @slqld @qutbusiness @heartofaust. NOTE: SLQ films, records and photographs events for use in marketing and communications. If you do not wish to be filmed, recorded or photographed, please advise SLQ staff upon your arrival.

 

The Event: BUDERIM GARDEN FESTIVAL

Date and time: Friday, 18 October from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m., Saturday, 19 October from 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., and Sunday, 20 October 2019 from 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Venue: Buderim War Memorial, Burnett Street, Buderim, on the Sunshine Coast. Go here https://www.sunshinecoastpoint.com.au/events/buderim-garden-festival for a video and a map.

Ticket price: Weekend Ticket: $15 (Open Gardens & Flower Show), Flower Show Only: $2. Go to https://www.buderimgardenclub.com/festival for the schedule, trophies, prizes and categories. Have questions? Phone the Buderim Garden Club on 0448 714 561 or email buderimgardenclub@gmail.com.

What’s happening: The annual BUDERIM GARDEN FESTIVAL for plant lovers and amateur botanists will feature the Australian Wattle flower this year. Each year, the festival hosts a huge range of exhibitions, talks, presentations and workshops for garden lovers, and thousands come each year to learn something new.

There are three parts to the flower show; THE SPRING FLOWER SHOW, OPEN GARDENS and QUALITY PLANT MARKET. Each section offers something different, so there really is something for everyone at the Buderim Garden Festival.

  • THE SPRING FLOWER SHOW is where beautiful floral decorations, hanging baskets, cut flower arrangements and bonsai are on display with plenty of competition amongst those who enter. There is even a kids competition where they can create their own arrangement using vegetables.
  • OPEN GARDENS is where some of the most beautiful gardens in the region open their doors and invite in visitors to see some amazing flower garden displays. Open Gardens is accessed with a festival ticket and a bus is typically arranged to move people between each of the gardens for a small fee.
  • THE QUALITY PLANT MARKET is one of the favourite aspects of the festival as there are a huge variety of plants available for sale. So come along to find an old favourite or a new and unique variety.

Light refreshments will be available at Memorial Hall and at the nearby Craft Cottage, so come along and support local growers by making a plant purchase and having a great time!

 

The Event: MUSEUM OF BRISBANE – LOW ROTATION LISTENING PARTY – SEAN SENNETT

Date and time: Friday, 18 October 2019 from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Venue: Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City. To find out more, go to https://www.museumofbrisbane.com.au

Ticket price: $10. Bookings are essential – Book online here.

What’s happening: Listen up! The Museum of Brisbane is throwing the ultimate Brisbane music LISTENING PARTY series dedicated to the experimental at heart, the fervently underground, and the shamefully overlooked. The Museum has invited some of Brisbane’s best music enthusiasts and in-the-know types to curate a playlist of music we probably don’t know but definitely should.

The series kicks off with a flashback of 90s independent labels selected by SEAN SENNETT (owner and editor of Brisbane’s Time Off music street press). Later. music programmers BEN ELTHAM (SOOBIESTA and Straight Out of Brisbane) and MICHELLE BROWN (former 4ZZZ Station Manager) will have your ears perked as they revisit the diversity of Brisbane’s underground music scenes across psy-trance, electro, experimental, punk and pop.

 

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BRISBANE OPEN HOUSE – Saturday, 12 October and Sunday, 13 October 2019. QUEENSLAND MARITIME MUSEUM, 412 Stanley Street, South Brisbane (near the Goodwill Bridge). Saturday, 12 October only, from 9.30 a.m. (last tour 3.30 p.m.). General access and guided tours every 30 minutes. There is limited wheelchair access, and visitors are asked to wear walking shoes when climbing around HMAS Diamantina. This event is particularly great for kids. Experience Queensland’s rich maritime heritage in the museum, located at the South Brisbane Dry Dock. You can almost feel her moving as you visit the famous WW2 warship, the frigate ‘Diamantina’, the last of her kind left in the world and host of the final surrender ceremonies in the Solomon Islands. Exhibitions within the museum present many aspects of maritime history – wooden boats, ocean liners, wrecks and navigation. Visit the website at www.maritimemuseum.com.au for more information about the museum and www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au for further details. (Photo by L.J. May)