What's on this week | 17 - 23 April

We've compiled a snapshot of the must-see things happening during the week. Dancing, race days, an army showcase and a little something for the oldies are the types of events filling up this week. Popular art exhibitions end throughout the week so make sure you see them before they go. 

Ending Monday 17 | Sugar Spin: Goma turns 10


Don’t miss Sugar Spin at GOMA before it ends today. The fun exhibition reflects our complex connections to the natural world with an explosion of colour, sensation and spinning delights.

Ending Monday 17 | Hrafnhildur Arnardottir: Mirror Mirror

This is the last day to get involved in this interactive children’s exhibit by artist Hrafnhildur Arnardottir. Using synthetic hair to create her artwork, allow the kids to engage with the artist’s ideas and working methods through these hands on activities. 

Opening Tuesday | Suki Poke Restaurant

Sushi in a burrito or bowl – yes please! Suki is opening its doors on Grey St and serving a variety of poke bowls and sushi burritos. Poke is a raw fish salad of Hawaiian descent and is the newest craze in healthy eating. Choose one of their carefully crafted poke bowls or create your own from the long list of menu items – hurry though, the line will only get longer. 

Starting Wednesday 19 | RAW DANCE Untapped

Come and hear the "Beat of the Street from their Feet" as Untapped tours the nation.  A rhythmic extravaganza of dazzling sight and sound, overlaid with a healthy dose of Aussie humour, you can’t miss this strong, contemporary, and highly virtuosic performance. 

Starting Thursday 20 | Young at Heart Film Festival 

Australia’s only film festival programmed for film lovers aged 60 and up. Promising a specially curated selection of intense dramas, cracking comedies, and riveting documentaries that will take you back to the younger days.  

Friday 21 & Saturday 22 | Queensland Symphony Orchestra – QSO, Glass and Rachmaninov

Queensland Symphony Orchestra takes on the world’s most famous living composer’s Symphony No. 11 in this premiere performance. Then watch and listen as phenomenal Russian wunderkind Alexander Malofeev performs Rachmaninov’s second piano concerto.

Saturday 22 | Blokes Day Out

Grab your mates and enjoy the live races and sports on the big screen, as this day is for the blokes. Whether you’re sippin’ a coldie or enjoying the luxuries of a VIP package, there will be plenty of entertainment for everyone to enjoy. 

Sunday 22 | Shakespeare in the Gardens

Midsummer Night festivities will transform Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens into a medieval pageant of music, craft, botanic discoveries and Shakespearian delights.
Enjoy music from Queensland Wind Orchestra and Amadeus Orchestra, guided walks viewing the flowers featured throughout Shakespeare’s plays, learn about the plant discoveries of that time, and engage with roving medieval entertainment.

Saturday 22 | 7th Combat Brigade Open Day 

The Australian Army will be on show so come and see military working dogs in action, infantry conducting fire and movement, armoured vehicles, helicopters and artillery. This is a free day of fun with entertainment and rides for kids also on offer. 

Saturday & Sunday | Brisbane Beer Fest 

Beer lovers should get themselves to Eatons Hill this weekend for the Brisbane Beer Fest. With over 130 beers and ciders, everyone will find heaven in a schooner glass while the live music will be provided by Australian rock band Taxiride as well as a long list of musicians and dj’s.  

Sunday | Wolfmother

Behind bestselling hits Joker & the Thief and Woman, this hard rock Australian band returns to the homeland on the last leg of their ‘Gypsy Caravan’ international tour. Arguably returning with their best work to date, the most recent album Victorious received rave reviews and is finally here for the die-hard fans to enjoy live. 

All Week | Hadron Collider

Appreciate the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator at this award winning exhibition direct from London. 

All Week | Film Noir

The glamour and thrills of Hollywood’s crime films melds with the black and white aesthetics of German expressionism in these films of the 40s and 50s. This event offers the sexy, smart and sinister films of the era post two world wars, the Depression and Cold War tensions.  

All Week | City Sounds

This week is bursting with City Sound acts around Brisbane with artists including Uncivil Rest, Christian Patey, Mike Bevan, Kelly Brouhaha, Catherine Stevens, RedCrow, Pink Matter, Karrie Hayward.

All Week | Medibank feel good programs

The Medibank Feel Good Program has classes for all levels ranging from low impact to high energy including yoga, Zumba and ballet fit. It’s all free just check the timetable. 

All Week | My Fair Lady 

Under the direction of Julie Andrews, My Fair Lady brings the beloved story of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins to a new generation of theatre audiences at QPAC. You might even catch a glimpse of the Sound of Music star in the wings.  

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