What's on this week | 13 November - 19 November

By the time this week ends, there’ll only be 42 days left for 2017. If the meaning of life isn’t enough to make you celebrate the year that’s been, these events around Brisbane might be. If you can’t find something in this list, why not explore the rest of our events calendar?

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From Monday November 13 to December 3 | Scenes from a Marriage at the Playhouse, QPAC

Scenes From A Marriage

Johan and Marianne seem like the ideal couple. But when Johan admits to sleeping with another woman, he detonates the first bomb in what will become a ferocious battle. Real-life power couple Marta Dusseldorp (Janet King, Jack Irish, A Place to Call Home) and Ben Winspear star in this darkly comic autopsy of love. From $33.

Tuesday November 14 | Radical Reels Tour 2017 at the Brisbane Powerhouse

Radical Reels screens only the most dynamic action sports films, audience-tested and programmed for maximum excitement. To be selected, films need to have the adrenaline level turned up to the max. The 2017 Radical Reels Australian tour features eight films and has something for every kind of adrenaline junkie. Tickets $33.50.

From Tuesday November 14 to December 2 | Disruptive (Ill) Logic by Robert Andrew at Metro Arts

Disruptive Ill Logic by Robert Andrew

Using refined mechanical logic to erode and expose assimilation-based cover ups, this exhibition addresses the disruptions and corruptions that colonialism has brought to the artist, Robert Andrew, and his family. Free in the Level 2 Gallery of Metro Arts.

Tuesday November 14 | Good Chat Comedy Club Showcase #2 at Barbara

Good Chat Comedy Club proudly presents our second comedy and storytelling showcase, featuring an all new line-up and all new content. Held in Barbara in the heart of the Valley, the night is a no holds barred showcase of Brisbane's up and coming comic talent, featuring bits, skits, uncomfortable audience interaction, and lots of drinking - all hosted by the Good Chat MCs.

Wednesday November 15 | Wine Masterclass at Miss Kay’s Mitchelton

Miss Kay's and Tempus Two are teaming up to present a Wine Masterclass this Wednesday from 6:30pm. Featuring 5 premium Tempus Two wines paired with Miss Kay's sliders and sides, Matthew Treacher will host the masterclass, sharing his vast knowledge on the wines served on the night. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased in store or by calling (07) 3855 2516. 

Wednesday November 15 | Dancing in the Dark in Woolloongabba

Dancing in the Dark is a bi-weekly lights-off chance to dance in the dark for the pure joy of dancing. We turn the lights off and the music on for one hour so that you can move to the beat without the judgement of others (or yourself!) At 18 Merton Rd, Woolloongabba from 7pm.

Thursday November 16 | Little Days Out: Kindergym at the Epicurious Garden


This energetic kids workshop is suitable for various ages and is run by TumbleTastics. It’s also part of South Bank’s free children’s program, Little Days Out. Little Days Out is held every Thursday from 9am-1pm in the Parklands and is suitable for a variety of ages and all skill levels. Bookings are not required and you can come and go as you please.

Thursday November 16 | Brisbane Bullets vs Perth Wildcats at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Whether you're a basketball fanatic or brand new to our game, the Brisbane Bullets 2017/18 NBL season will be one to watch. The show is huge; with dunks, world-class athletes, pre-game activities for all, each game is packed with entertainment like no other. Catch the Bullets take on the Wildcats, from $30.

What's on this weekend

Friday November 17 | Ipswich Christmas Concert, Carols and Twilight Parade

Ipswich Christmas Parade

The Queensland Times presents the Christmas Concert & Carols Quest from 5.30pm, featuring energetic routines with dancers, amazing acrobats and, of course, our wonderful Carols Quest contestants performing for the chance to sing at the Mayor's Christmas Carols at North Ipswich Reserve on 2 December. Make sure you’re there for the 6.45 start for the Twilight Parade.

Friday November 17 | BEMAC presents EMERGE LIVE at the Queensland Multicultural Centre

Come enjoy an evening of performances by two of Queensland’s most exceptional artists dedicated to Spanish musical traditions, and be among the first to see some of Brisbane’s emerging female vocalists perform live. Concessions $15, full price $20.

Friday November 17 | Confidence Man at the Triffid

Confidence Man have been a triple j unearthed Feature Artist and 2017 Ones to Watch act, played on the Townsville leg of Groovin the Moo, won a coveted triple j unearthed spot at Laneway Festival Brisbane, and have played The Plot, Panama, Golden Plains, Hot Dub Wine Machine and By The Meadow festivals and now return to their stomping ground to rock out at the Triffid. Tickets $29.10.

From Friday November 17 until November 20 | Floressence at the Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha

Vigna Unguiculata by Minjung Oh

Artwork by some of Queensland’s leading botanical artists and illustrators will be on display at the Botanical Artists' Society of Queensland’s annual exhibition, Floressence 2017. More than 140 artworks by 36 artists will be on display, featuring Australian and exotic, flowering and non-flowering species, birds and butterflies. Kids free, concessions $2, adults $3.

From Friday November 17 until January 21 | Do You Bee-lieve? at Old Petrie Town

Somewhere over the rainbow and deep in the heart of a mysterious enchanted forest, an astonishing event is to take place, being the dream-like wedding of two love-struck dragons, Mr Trufflewafflepuff and Ms Lulu Lovebug, the likes of which you have never seen before. Kids $5, adults $10.

Saturday November 18 | Gather Round Relaunch Party at All Inn Brewing Co

All Inn Brewing

This Saturday marks the most exciting date in the All Inn story, the unveiling of a complete rebrand and launch of a new range, as well as its first production run of cans. Salt Pepper Cumin will be there to keep hunger at bay and live music will be served up by Daniel Mahler Trio featuring Kimberley Hanson, Cookie, Corn Liquor and Beddys Rays. Save the date. Doors open at noon.

Saturday November 18 | A Celebration of Fitness at Spring Hill Baths

Combine yoga, pilates and a few power moves at the historic Spring Hill Baths, where brightly coloured doors encircle a crisp and inviting pool (and we have the whole venue to ourselves). Behind each coloured door is your individual change room – inside each door is your goodie bag. But it’s outside where the magic will really happen.

Saturday November 18 | Straddie Oyster Festival at the Ron Stark Oval, Dunwich

Straddie Oyster Festival

Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2017, the Straddie Oyster Festival is a rare and uniquely Australian Way of celebrating seafood, plus mud crab racing and oyster shucking contests. Relax by the beach and chow down on beautiful food with beautiful people in a beautiful place.

Until Saturday November 18 | Spectate by Counterpilot at Metro Arts

It’s 1926. Michigan. Houdini’s final performance, only you don’t know that yet. You’re here to be amazed, but the man before you appears frail. He falls, he fails, and you can’t tear your eyes away… General admission $35.

From Saturday November 18 to November 20 | Art with Altitude at Mt Glorious Community Hall

Art with Altitude is back! This annual exhibition has gone from strength to strength since it first began in 2015, and showcases the exceptional and varied work of the artistic communities of Mt Glorious and Mt Nebo. The exhibit works features including jewellery, ceramics and glasswork, acrylic and watercolour paintings, fine drawing and photography, and fine woodwork.

Sunday November 19 | Frazey Ford with Garrett Kato at the Old Museum

Frazey Ford

Exuding equal parts Americana, alt-country, and soul, Frazey Ford has bloomed as a solo artist, the soulful, honey-dipped restraint in her vocals and lyrical intimacies finding a growing Australian following in recent years. Frazey will bring audience favourites September Fields and Done down under alongside her single release, a lush reinterpretation of D’Angelos’ When We Get By, out now via Caroline Australia. Kids $18, adults $34.

Sunday November 19 | The Howling Gaming Guild at the Howling Studio Espresso Bar

All are welcome at this board game, party game, card game and trivia game guild. If it’s a game played on a board or with paper, they’ll probably have it. D&D sessions are run regularly too. From 12.30pm.

Sunday November 19 | Bupa Family Day at Roma Street Parkland

Bupa Family Day

With the summer of Ashes cricket not far away, Cricket Australia invites fans both big and small to the Bupa Family Day for an action-packed day of free family fun! Meet cricketers and mascots, score a chance to win prizes and run around with fun family activities. Free, from 9am to 1pm.

Until Sunday November 19 | Opera in the Reservoir at the Spring Hill Reservoir

Underground Opera celebrates its 10th anniversary of extraordinary performances, with November's Opera in the Reservoir! Don't miss spell-binding arias, ensemble numbers and duets, when you venture into Brisbane’s Underground Opera House, the 150-year-old Spring Hill Reservoir, six metres below Wickham Terrace.

Until Sunday November 19 | 4th Indian International Film Festival at the Elizabeth Picture Theatre

The Indian International Film Festival of Queensland is an independent niche initiative of Brisbane-based director and producer of Indian origin, Chayan Sarkar, that celebrates Indian screen culture in Queensland. Like every year, the festival will screen Indian movies in competition and in special screenings section.


Until November 19 | American Express Openair Cinemas at the Arbour, South Brisbane

Open Air Cinemas

The Openair Cinemas return to Brisbane this spring, sponsored this year by American Express. Food, drink and great films unspooling are sure to keep the good times rolling all the way through to November. Check out the program here.

Until November 26 | Walkley Press Photo Exhibition at ABC Brisbane

See the biggest stories of the past year through the lens of Australia’s best photo journalists at the free Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition at ABC Brisbane.

Until December 2 | Medibank Feel Good Program Free Yoga at the South Bank Parklands

The Medibank Feel Good Program

Find zen with this series of free yoga classes at the southern end of the Little Stanley Street Lawns in South Bank. All classes are free and bookings aren’t required – just show up and grab a spot. Liable to wet weather though so keep an eye on the sky.

Until December 3 | The Wizard of Oz at QPAC

Developed from the ever-popular MGM screenplay, this stage adaptation contains the beloved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, starring WICKED’s leading ladies. Tickets $49.90

Until December 16 | Beautiful one day, fruit salad the next at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

Curated by John Armstrong, Beautiful One Day, Fruit Salad the Next! is an exhibition by Queensland artists who, by happenstance, discovered some relationships between their works. Entry’s free.

Until February 3 | Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images at QAGOMA


Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images will be the first substantial Australian exhibition of works by the German artist, widely recognised as one of the world's most influential living painters. Over 90 works spanning five decades of Richter's practice include some of the most compelling and enigmatic pictures of the 20th and 21st centuries, and reveal the unparalleled influence of the artist on contemporary art.

Adults $18, concession $16, members $14, children $8.

Until February 11, 2018 | Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow at QAGOMA

Yayoi Kusama

Co-curated with the National Gallery Singapore, this vibrant exhibition surveys the work of leading contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. A wild and wonderful journey through significant moments in Kusama's career, the exhibition explores over seven decades of the artist's practice through more than 70 works.

All Week | City Sounds

City Sounds

Support local artists and attend the City Sound acts around Brisbane with artists including Georgia Fields with the Andromeda String Quarter, The Firedrakes, the Michael Knopf Trio, Elska, Killed by Drone, Sweet Boheme and O’ Little Sister.

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