What's on this week | 13 - 19 January
Brisbane's calendar is jam-packed with activities, music, eating, theatre and sport. Get the diary out and start planning your week.
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Witness the only daytime BBL fixture at the Gabba this season as the Adelaide Strikers travel up to Brisbane to take on the Heat. Will QLD locals Billy Stanlake and Michael Neser take full advantage of their familiarity of the hot and fast Gabba turf, or will the hometown heroes prevail?
Comedic masterminds Tim and Eric return to Australia for their 2020 Mandatory Attendance World Tour! The famous duo spend most of their time producing and directing some of biggest comedy shows, including their Adult Swim television series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, The Eric Andre Show, Comedy Bang! Bang! and Master of None.
Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox returns to QPAC to delight and dazzle audiences of all ages these summer holidays thanks to award-winning theatre company – shake & stir theatre co. Following a smash-hit, sold out season in 2019, Dahl’s much-loved Fox leaps off the page (and all around the stage) in this mind-blowing, visually-stunning production.
After a sold out season in 2019, the “funniest musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly) is coming back due to popular demand, this January for a limited season. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.
Hear what life was like behind the bars of Boggo, from a former prisoner - an amazing and fascinating insight into crime justice and injustice inside this infamous prison.
Red vs Teal. The reigning champions, the Renegades, look to go back-to-back, while the Brisbane Heat look to dethrone the champs from their home ground. Behind the scenes, the Brisbane Heat hold the inaugural Teal Heels event in support of Ovarian Cancer Australia.
Catch more than 3,000 participants from over 175 teams splash their way to the finals of the Australian Youth Water Polo Championships. Catch one of the matches at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Valley Pool, All Hallows, Sommerville House, and Stuartholme.
These school holidays The Workshops Rail Museum will be hosting Summer Days at the Workshops Rail Museum for kids to get hands on with construction, explore real life steam trains, diesel locomotives and more.
Jon Molvig (1923-70) spent the greater part of his productive life in Brisbane where he dominated the art scene into the late 1960s. Outspoken and rebellious, Molvig was also a charismatic teacher whose uncompromising commitment to painting inspired a group of young artists. This survey acknowledges his contribution to the local art community, features his early, vibrant works drawing on European influences and brings his stylistic eclecticism to the fore.
Discover the cabinet of curiosities, a tale where time stands still, and audiences are transported to a fantasy world, where anything is possible. Poetic, joyous, absurd, fun and beautiful watch as gymnasts, acrobats, contortionists, clowns, actors and more bring alive a story that will have the whole family entertained. Featuring an extraordinary cast of 47 artists from across 17 different countries, you will not want to miss this enchanting performance.
Lloyd Rees | Until 1 March 2020
This exhibition at Museum of Brisbane showcases a selection of Lloyd Rees’ earliest recorded sketches, celebrating his skilful draughtsmanship and interest in capturing Brisbane’s diverse architecture.
New Woman | Until 15 March 2020
Fiercely independent, adventurous and often overlooked, Brisbane's female artists have employed passion and determination to ensure art in Brisbane finds its voice. Each generation has produced artwork in response to the rapidly changing social, cultural and economic circumstances of the city. New Woman traces vast changes in ideas of gender, artistic styles, subject matter and ways of seeing the world through sculpture, painting and photography.
Over 125 Queensland languages were once spoken, now around 50 of these remain spoken daily. Join the journey of six Queensland communities saving their traditional languages. Rediscover Queensland languages lost and reawakened by the strength of culture, identity and connection to Country.
High Rotation dives into the songs, stories and images of the Brisbane music scene, exploring a world of musicians, labels and producers, venues and fans. Featuring highlights over the past 30 years, High Rotation will reveal a snapshot of how popular music in Brisbane exploded from the local scene onto national and international stages.
WATER | Until 26 April 2020
Visitors are invited to explore this vital element which sustains all forms of life on Earth. From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, the exhibition will highlight this precious resource and spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges we face today.
Support local artists and attend the City Sound acts around Brisbane with artists like Christian Patey, Hannaka and Kate Heart.
Shake up your end of the week plans with Big Fork Fridays—your fresh comedy hit every Friday night in Paddington. It’s comedy like you’ve never seen before as Big Fork Theatre’s crack team of comedians and improvisers guarantee a brand new night of comedy every Friday night at 7.30pm, direct from the old Paddington Substation.
Make your Sunday the starting point for an amazing week full of belly laughs, catching up with mates and getting to know the best in the local comedy scene.
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