What's on this month at South Bank
Gather your friends and family for a month of laughter, excitement and fun at South Bank! Here’s what’s on.
Opera Queensland presents: Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse
14 – 29 July | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Be delighted, excited and entertained by the sepia-tinted gothic story where good and evil go hand in hand with Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse!
The Bodyguard The Musical
19 - 29 July | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
I Wanna Dance with Somebody! Groove to all the hit songs in The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the successful film. Starring Australia’s own Paulini, Kip Gamblin and Prinnie Stevens.
Night Noodle Markets
19 - 31 July | South Bank Parklands
The Night Noodle Markets return to South Bank! Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of an Asian hawker-style market with food stalls, bars and music.
Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Cosmic Perspective
23 July | South Bank Piazza, South Bank Parklands
Nerd icon and astrophysicist extraordinaire Neil deGrasse Tyson engages Australia in a Cosmic Perspective.
You're The Voice
29 July | South Bank Piazza, South Bank Parklands
As part of Queensland Music Festival, Katie Noonan, Kate Ceberano, Isaiah and other star talent will join singers in the South Bank Piazza and via live-stream to help turn the tide on domestic and family violence.
Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo
30 July – 1 August | Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
More than 6000 hair and beauty professionals at all levels can experience the latest in education, products, techniques, equipment and entertainment from the industry’s leading brands, suppliers and talent.
Ballet Theatre of Queensland Anniversary Gala – Celebrating 80 Years
30 July | Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
Celebrating its rich 80-year history, Ballet Theatre of Queensland is producing a once-only gala event. Artists perform exerts from The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and more.
Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe
Until 4 September | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
An amazing exhibition of original artwork, film props, costumes and more bringing together the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Characters featured include Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Black Panther, just to name a few. Throughout the exhibition, the Gallery's Australian Cinémathèque will screen all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, from the breakthrough Iron Man (2008) to this year's Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum
Until 28 Jan 2018 | Queensland Museum
An exclusive exhibition featuring artefacts, interactive games and displays revealing how gladiators lived and how they trained.
Kate Beynon: Friendly Beasts
Until 22 October | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Fun kids activities with Friendly Beast characters - making masks, dancing and drawing.
Little Days Out
Every Thursday from 9am-1pm | South Bank Parklands
South Bank’s free kids' program is back for another year! Head along every Thursday for free activities (all taught by qualified instructors) including music, science, sport and more.
City Sounds – South Bank
Every Saturday from 3-8pm | South Bank Parklands
Pack a picnic and head to South Bank every Saturday for City Sounds – Australia’s largest free live music program. Kick back under the shade of a leafy tree and enjoy the dulcet tones of local Brisbane artists. Artists change every week, so there’s always someone new to see.
The Collective Markets
Every Friday from 5-9pm, Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 9am-4pm | Stanley Street Plaza
Enjoy a relaxing stroll through The Collective Markets, marvelling at the beautiful wares on offer. There’s ornate jewellery, hand-made clothes, stunning artwork and more. If you’re hungry, you can also pick up a cool drink or a yummy treat to nibble on while you shop.
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