What's on this week | 26 June - 2 July

This week is stacked heavy with the things we love – half-priced food, a suburban festival and winning in trivia. Add in an international ballet group, princesses on ice, a week full of local produce, a bingo dance party and a boxing match for the history books for a week to remember.

Starting Monday 26 | Queensland Theatre's Rice

Two multicultural women making their way in modern Australia forge a powerful, if unlikely, friendship that gets results. Nisha is closing a massive deal with the Indian government, while Yvette clears up her takeaway. “Indian princess” and “Chinese cleaner” is all they see when they face each other – but as the night’s wear on, they discover the many ties that bind them.

Monday 26 – Friday 30 | Young Creatives-in-Residence: Steampunk Style 

Bring the kids to the Museum of Brisbane for school holiday fun filled with arts and crafts for ages 8 to 15. The day begins with an inspiration session touring an exhibition or exploring City Hall, followed by a hands-on art activity to complement the focus for that day. Art teachers will encourage extreme creativity while the kids develop new artistic skills. 

Tuesday 27 | Half price food @ Heya Bar

Heya Bar Fortitude Valley

Yes, you heard us correctly, we did say half price food and we weren’t lying. Heya serves the Asian street food you’re craving on a Tuesday and when all dishes are under $10 how can you say no to that value! We’re talking Sticky pork ribs for $8 and two pulled pork baos for $6 – we’ll save you a seat. 

Wednesday 28 | Trivia @ Collective Kitchen & Bar 

The Trivia Mill hosts free trivia at Collective Kitchen & Bar every Wednesday at 6.30pm. With $14 pizzas from 4pm and $1 buttermilk fried chicken wings from 4-6.30pm, what possible reason could there be not to attend? 

Wednesday 28 – Friday 30 | Alice in Wonderland

The magical tale of Alice in Wonderland is brought to like through the art of dance. Join Alice as she ventures through the rabbit hole and into Wonderland, meeting familiar faces at the Mad Hatter’s tea party and eventually facing the Queen of Hearts in a game of croquet. 

Thursday 29 - Sunday 2 | The Royal Ballet - Woolf Works

Two original works in one exclusive Brisbane season – the Royal Ballet arrives at QPAC with two original productions, including an adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic A Winter’s Tale and Woolf Works, based on three of Virginia Woolf’s novels.

Thursday 29 – Sunday 2 | Disney on Ice Presents Frozen @ The Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Disney on Ice

Your child’s favourite Frozen characters come to life in this fantastical winter wonderland. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, you’ll follow the characters as they journey to discover that true love is the most magical power. With special appearances from Toy Story, Finding Nemo and The Lion King characters, the kids will squeal with delight as the skater’s glide around the rink. 

Weekend Events

Friday 30 | Brisbane Broncos vs Melbourne Storm 

Brisbane Broncos

Join 35,000-plus passionate footy fans cheering the Bronco’s on against the Melbourne Storm. Witness the thrilling tries, miracle sideline conversions and boo the opposition’s penalties.

Friday 30 | Bongo’s Bingo Down Under @ The Tivoli 

Combine bingo, drinking and a dance party and you have Bongo’s Bingo Down Under. After selling out in both Sydney and Melbourne, we expect Brisbane to follow suit so best get in early for tickets. 

Starting Friday 30 | World Press Photo 2017 Exhibition @ The Brisbane Powerhouse

The annual World Press Photo exhibition profiles the world’s top press photographers who captured an event or issue of great journalistic importance over the past year. Running at the Brisbane Powerhouse, the exhibition is a show of significant and emotional moments captured on film - free entry for all ages.

Saturday 1 | Teneriffe Festival 

Wander past the old Woolstores of Teneriffe and celebrate the area's exceptional dining and entertainment venues, unique historical features and iconic lifestyle and design with this year's Teneriffe Festival. There's an activity for everyone including the Tastes of Teneriffe, historical installations, film, fashion and art – along with unique dining and drinking experiences and an entertainment program that will guarantee headlines. 

Saturday 1 | Winter Harvest Festival - Eat Local Week's signature event 

The Winter Harvest Festival is a fabulous, relaxed day out for families and food lovers. Taste the food, meet the producers, watch the cooking demonstrations and feast from the Scenic Rim’s smorgasbord of fresh produce.

Sunday 2 | Battle of Brisbane: Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn

Battle of Brisbane Pacquiao vs Horn

The world will be watching when Australia’s own Jeff Horn takes on global sporting icon and reigning title holder, Manny Pacquiao, for the chance to become Australia’s first-ever world welterweight champion in the Battle of Brisbane. Descend on Suncorp for a chance to witness this history making event. We're written a guide so you can find a post-match Sunday session.

Ending Sunday 2 | Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

Eat Local Week in the Scenic Rim

Soft cheese and fresh jams are only the start of what produce you can expect from Eat Local Week. There's something for foodies of all ages and features activities for children and families, farm tours, cooking classes, producer dinners, and opportunities to meet the growers and taste their wares. Who knew you could find this only a stone’s throw away from the city? Read our complete guide to festival highlights here.

All Week | Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum 

Discover who the gladiators really were, where they lived and how they trained through artefacts, interactive games and displays. Archeological treasures including pieces of the Colosseum and original armour preserved in the ashes of Pompeii give an insight into their lives and tell the unknown stories of these arena heroes. 

All Week | The Hundred and One Dalmatians 

Be amazed as this Disney classic comes to life. All ages will watch on in fear when Cruella enters the stage but evoke utter adoration at the favourite Dalmatian puppies. But the real question is… will Pongo and Perdita be able to save these pups?

All Week| Marvel Film Screenings 

Translating the comic book experience into the cinematic realm, Marvel has successfully created a brand of superheros for everyone to love. In celebration of Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe, the Australian Cinematheque will be screening the current Marvel films for the duration of the exhibition. 

All Week | Marvel – Creating the Cinematic Universe 

Marvel Exhibition

From the comic book pages to the big screen, this exhibition will include original artwork, film props, costumes and more. The exhibition will bring to life the interconnected Marvel Cinematic Universe with characters including Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Black Panther, to name a few. 

All Week | 50 Shades! The Musical 

Parody of the ever-successful 50 Shades of Grey, this musical performance includes super-camp dance numbers, skimpy outfits, an outrageous script and a "has to be seen to be believed'' set. Anastasia Steele meets Christian Grey in this unexpected tale of BDSM. 

All Week | City Sounds

Support this week's City Sound acts around Brisbane with artists including Ben Frost, Hannaka, Old Semeil, Victoriana Gaye, Pink Matter, Peter Hunt, Karrie Hayward & Josh Mcnz.

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