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MI CASA SU CASA – BRISBANE OPEN HOUSE!

BRISBANE OPEN HOUSE – Saturday, 13 October from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon. QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (QPAC), Cnr Melbourne and Grey Streets, South Bank. PLEASE NOTE: This event is on Saturday, 13 October only. 1985 Original Architects Robin Gibson & Partners; 2009 Refurbishment Cox Rayner. There are backstage tours and self-guided foyer tours, musical performance, and gallery. Wear enclosed shoes please. General access and guided tours every 30 minutes. Register for tours on the day at reception. Check out QPAC at http://www.qpac.com.au. Go to http://www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au for more information. (Photo by L.J. May S/S)

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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, 2, 4 and 5 for more events.  

  • After a sell-out year, don’t miss the FINAL AFTER DARK SESSION FOR 2018! at the Queensland Museum. It's the ultimate post-work knock-off session that will impress a date and top up your science quota. It’s happening at the Queensland Museum, South Bank, on Friday, 16 November 2018 from 5.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
  • In NIGHT ADVENTURES AT KARAWATHA FOREST, you can enjoy a guided night-walk with staff from Brisbane City Council’s environment centres and discover the wonders of Karawatha Forest after dark! It’s FREE to attend, but you have to book (see event listing). Meet at the car park for the Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha on Friday, 16 November 2018 from 6.45 p.m. to 8.15 p.m.
  • FOREVER EVERLY – A TRIBUTE TO THE EVERLY BROTHERS! PLUS – stick around after this concert for a dazzling performance on the mighty Henry Wills organ by award-winning organist DAVID DRURY. Both FREE concerts are in Brisbane City Hall, on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 from 12.00 noon to 1.00 p.m. and 1.15 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. respectively.
  • As the days warm up and dusk fades into evening, the WONDERLAND FESTIVAL 2018 slams into Brisbane with a unique carnival of burlesque, circus, music, theatre, comedy and more. A huge range of shows to see at the Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, from Thursday, 22 November to Sunday, 2 December 2018.
  • 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 at the Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, Brisbane City Hall, from Thursday, 22 November 2018, and will run until 29 April 2019.
  • Grab a blanket, picnic basket and bring along a group to mellow out and enjoy a FREE afternoon of GIGS & PICNICS IN THE CITY at the City Botanic Gardens, 147 Alice Street, Brisbane City, on Saturday, 24 November 2018 from 12.00 noon to 4.30 p.m.
  • Reverse Garbage Queensland and Textile Beat proudly present an exhibition of sustainable wearable art and invite you to ask the question: Is it really worn out? Consider this at the FREE event at the Princess Theatre, 8 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, on Saturday, 24 November 2018 from 7.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

 

The Event: THE FINAL AFTER DARK SESSION FOR 2018 AT THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM

Date and time: Friday, 16 November 2018 from 5.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Venue: Queensland Museum, Cultural Precinct, Corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets, South Bank, Brisbane. Go to http://www.qm.qld.gov.au to book and find visitor information.

Cost: Adult (18+ only) $24. Members $21. Price includes all booking fees. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on the night. This is an 18+, adults-only event. ID will be requested on entry and to purchase alcohol.

What’s happening: After a sell-out year, don’t miss the FINAL AFTER DARK SESSION FOR 2018! It's the ultimate post-work knock-off session that will impress a date and top up your science quota. Enjoy expert talks, science demonstrations and displays, live music and entertainment. Explore the new Anzac Legacy Gallery, ‘Monkeys! A primate story’ exhibition and the SparkLab, Sciencentre.

Meet a Queensland Museum expert and talk all things taxidermy! View real-life specimens and learn about the taxidermy process with demonstrations. Discovery Centre pop-up. Can you identify our distant and not so distant relatives from their replica primate skull in our ‘Primate lineup’? Hear Dr Tanya Smith talk Human Evolution. While humans’ place in the natural world is unique in many respects, our primate kin have much to teach us about our evolutionary history. Tanya will also be signing copies of her book The Tales Teeth Tell.

 

The Event: NIGHT ADVENTURES AT KARAWATHA FOREST

Date and time: Friday, 16 November 2018 from 6.45 p.m. to 8.15 p.m.

Venue: Meet at the carpark for the Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha. View on Google Maps. NOTE: Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Ticket price: FREE to attend, but you have to book. Online bookings are required via Eventbrite. Bookings open on Monday 29 October and close on Wednesday 14 November. Maximum of 12 participants per event. Maximum of four people per booking. A waitlist is available for up to 10 people. If you are on the waitlist, staff will contact you if a place becomes available.

NOTE: This event is suitable for adults and children strictly 6 years and over. For safety reasons, children under six years of age cannot attend. (Please note that this activity requires 1 adult per 2 children). All children must be accompanied and directly supervised by an adult carer.

What’s happening: In NIGHT ADVENTURES AT KARAWATHA FOREST you can enjoy a guided night-walk with staff from Brisbane City Council’s environment centres and discover the wonders of Karawatha Forest after dark! Participants will walk 2km and the activity will continue in light rain. Bring a torch, insect repellent, drinking water, and a raincoat if there is light rain. Wear enclosed walking shoes and a long-sleeved shirt. Long pants are recommended. Please eat a light meal prior to the activity, as there are no breaks during the walk.

 

The Event: FOREVER EVERLY – A TRIBUTE TO THE EVERLY BROTHERS! PLUS – STICK AROUND AFTER THIS CONCERT FOR A DAZZLING PERFORMANCE ON THE MIGHTY HENRY WILLS ORGAN: A RECITAL BY AWARD-WINNING ORGANIST DAVID DRURY.

Date and time: Tuesday, 20 November 2018 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: Internationally acclaimed tribute show FOREVER EVERLY has been described by critics as ‘the closest thing you will get to the real thing’, with a slick performance that has audiences reliving the wonderful music and soaring harmonies that made the Everly Brothers famous. This act is hailed as the best Everly Brothers tribute in the world and regularly travels across the globe, as well as appearing as the headline act on cruise liners.

Some of the oldies but goodies you will hear are Walk Right Back, Dream, Cathy’s Clown, Cryin’ in the Rain and Bye Bye Love, not to mention a selection of their country recordings, rock n roll sings and beautiful ballads. What more could you ask for?

Well, you’re going to get it, actually. Stick around after this concert for a dazzling performance on THE MIGHTY HENRY WILLS ORGAN, a recital by award-winning organist DAVID DRURY. David is a recorded solo artist, composer and accomplished recitalist. He has given recitals world-wide, including venues such as Westminster Abbey, Notre Dame in Paris, and the Sydney Opera House. David will deliver a stunning and exhilarating recital to showcase the full potential of Brisbane City Hall’s iconic Henry Willis Organ. The recital runs from 1.15 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.

 

The Event: WONDERLAND FESTIVAL 2018

Date and time: Thursday, 22 November to Sunday, 2 December 2018 – various sessions at various times.

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

Ticket price: Various sessions at various prices. For more information and online bookings go to the Brisbane Powerhouse website at https://brisbanepowerhouse.org/festivals/wonderland-festival-2018

What’s happening: The days are warming up, and as dusk fades into evening, the WONDERLAND FESTIVAL 2018 turns up the intensity with a unique carnival of burlesque, circus, music, theatre, comedy and more. Purveyors of all things weird and wonderful will tantalise you with shows explicitly curated to surprise and delight you. Gather for this dangerous but delightful end-of-year spectacular at the Powerhouse Brisbane, New Farm.

You will be bedazzled and often confused by an extraordinary range of events, including ISAAC LOMMAN – HYPNOTIST (LIVE),  THE BEER DRINKING WOMAN CABARET, LADY SINGS THE BLUES WITH MAMA ALTO SINGING BILLIE HOLIDAY, LARRY’S ODYSSEY (a strange comedy), and the cabaret knockout show BOMBSHELL BURLESQUE: HEATWAVE , to name just a few.

Don’t miss ‘HAPPILY EVER AFTER’, a cabaret performed to rapturous applause at the Queensland Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival, and the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Now BABUSHKA are set to weave a fresh hot spell with their brand new show, HAPPILY EVER AFTER.

These three unlikely princesses open the genie bottle with this darkly seductive and wickedly funny cabaret that will turn your favourite bedtime stories inside out. Babushka gives Rapunzel a sharp new haircut, puts Goldilocks in charge of the three bears and gives a whole new meaning to Puss in Boots. What can possibly go wrong? ‘… lambasted the audience with raunchy wit, sly humour, sexy asides and fabulous vocals…’ Absolute Theatre.

 

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

Date and time: Thursday, 22 November 2018 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.

 

The Event: GIGS AND PICNICS IN THE CITY BOTANIC GARDENS

Date and time: Saturday, 24 November 2018 from 12.00 noon to 4.30 p.m.

Venue: City Botanic Gardens, 147 Alice Street, Brisbane City, View on Google Maps (access via main entry on corner of Alice and Albert streets).

Ticket price: FREE to attend.

What’s happening: Grab a blanket, picnic basket and bring along a group to enjoy an afternoon of GIGS & PICNICS IN THE CITY. You’ll find food trucks and live music at the free event in City Botanic Gardens. Think mellow jazz sounds, modern reggae & dub vibes, gypsy swing and more, against a beautiful backdrop of the City Botanic Gardens!

 

The Event: WORN OUT? 2018

Date and time: Saturday, 24 November 2018 from 7.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Venue: Princess Theatre, 8 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane. View on Google Maps

Ticket price: FREE to attend.

What’s happening: Ask the curly questions at WORN OUT? 2018. In this event, supported by the Brisbane City Council, we celebrate and showcase the creativity of the re-fashion and Cosplay communities in Brisbane. Reverse Garbage Queensland and Textile Beat proudly present an exhibition of sustainable wearable art and invite you to ask the question: Is it really worn out? Or just starting a whole new life?

 

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BRISBANE OPEN HOUSE – Thursday, 11 October 2018: PRIVATE STUDIO EXPERIENCE HOSTED BY QUEENSLAND BALLET’S ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, LI CUNXIN. PLEASE NOTE: This event is on Thursday, 11 October 2018, at the Thomas Dixon Centre, Queensland Ballet, 406 Montague Road, West End, Brisbane. It will cost you $15 per person and bookings are required via http://www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au. Li’s rehearsal with the dancers will take place in the Queensland Ballet’s Thomas Dixon studios. Go to http://www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au for more information. (Photo by L.J. May S/S)