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WHEN WHAT WHERE

BNE January/February 2017 |

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JANUARY

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Brisbane International Tennis

Queensland Tennis Centre,

Tennyson

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Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers Big

Bash League cricket

Gabba, Woolloongabba

7

Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets,

soccer

Suncorp Stadium

7

Swing On This

Concert Hall, QPAC,

South Brisbane

7

FOMO Festival

Brisbane Riverstage,

City Botanic Gardens

11

Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers,

Big Bash League cricket

Gabba, Woolloongabba

12-15 Art Stage Singapore

Mitchell Fine Art Gallery,

Fortitude Valley

13

Australia v Pakistan One Day

International cricket

Gabba, Woolloongabba

14

Lifeline Bookfest

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition

Centre, South Brisbane

From 14 Of Mice and Men

Brisbane Arts Theatre,

Petrie Terrace

17

Liza’s Back (is broken),

Trevor Ashley

Cremorne Theatre, QPAC,

South Brisbane

19-21

Cinderella, Ballet Theatre of

Queensland

Concert Hall, QPAC,

South Brisbane

20

Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers

Women’s Big Bash League cricket

Gabba, Woolloongabba

20

Brisbane Heat v Melbourne

Renegades, Big Bash League

cricket

Gabba, Woolloongabba

20

100% Brisbane Meanjin to Brisbane

and Birth of a City tour

Museum of Brisbane, City Hall

20

Passenger

Brisbane Riverstage,

City Botanic Gardens

20

So Frenchy So Chic, featuring

Nouvelle Vague

Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

21

Alexisonfire

Brisbane Riverstage,

City Botanic Gardens

25

Thirsty Merc

Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton

From25 Melt, a celebration of Queer arts

and culture

Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

26

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills

28

Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney

Wanderers, soccer

Suncorp Stadium

From28 Ladies in Black, encore season

Playhouse, QPAC, South Brisbane

FEBRUARY

1

Queensland v Tasmania Sheffield

Shield cricket

Gabba, Woolloongabba

1-4

Rent, the musical

Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

3

Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC

Suncorp Stadium

3

Anh Do, comedy

Concert Hall, QPAC,

South Brisbane

From 11 Brisbane Street Art Festival

25 locations

13

Human Nature

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition

Centre, South Brisbane

14 + 16 Bruce Springsteen

Brisbane Entertainment Centre,

Boondall

Until 19 Ink Remix exhibition, contemporary

art from Mainland China, Taiwan

and Hong Kong

Museum of Brisbane, City Hall

23

Green Day’s American Idiot,

musical

Playhouse, QPAC, South Brisbane

From24 Sleeping Beauty, Australian Ballet

Lyric Theatre, QPAC,

South Brisbane

25

Brisbane Roar v Wellington

Phoenix

Suncorp Stadium

Wizards night out –

On Thursday 2 February children all

over the world will celebrate Harry Potter Book Night (2017 is also

the 20th anniversary of J.K Rowling’s best seller) and in Brisbane

libraries at Grange and Annerley are just two that will host events for

would-be wizards who are invited to dress the part to join in games

and quizzes. For children ages 5-10. See

www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

Playdatewith Peppa Pig –

Toddler TV

sensation Peppa Pig is coming to Brisbane for one

huge playdate and children up to 6 and their

parents will be able to enter Peppa’s world, from

her house, to the pond and the muddy puddles

Peppa loves so much on her TV series and even

riding on Grandpa Pig’s train. Playdaters will also be

able to watch a musical show starring Peppa and her

brother George live on stage and everyone will have the chance to

sing, dance and clap along to the Bing Bong Song. From 14-18

January at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets from

$45.90 or $149.90 plus fees for a family of four. See

www.bcec.com.au

Make it –

Crafty little creatures will like Mister Maker showing

off his skills to make an assortment of treasures, with lots of singing,

dancing and laughter in between. This is also one to join in. From

13-15 January at QPAC. Tickets from $39.90 plus fees. For details

see

www.livenation.com.au

Brisbane City Council libraries also host Maker Space free

workshops for young children and teens on weekdays, various times

and locations. See events listings at

www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

Drawyour story –

At the interactive exhibition

100%

Brisbane

children age 6+ can learn about Brisbane through the stories

of 100 of its local residents, including

several children, and they will be

able to illustrate stories from their

own life in free hands-on workshops

at Museum of Brisbane, City Hall,

from 9-13 January. They will also be

able to compete an activity book as

they explore the exhibition to crack a

mystery code. See

www.museumofbrisbane.com.au

Singing gumnut babies –

Peter Combe’s musical adaptation

of the May Gibbs classic

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

takes to the stage

on selected weekends at Brisbane Arts Theatre, Petrie Terrace, from

21 January to 25 March. Tickets from $18. For information and to

book see

www.brisbaneartstheatre.com.au

Sand creatures –

Inspired by the theme ‘Mermaids and

Mythical Creatures’ life-size sand sculptures, each carved from 10

tonnes of sand, will be back on the Surfers Paradise Esplanade from

10-26 February as part of the Sand Safari Festival. More works

will be part of a pop-up Sand Trail in hotel lobbies, libraries and

shopping centres from Tweed Heads to Loganholme. For details see

www.surfersparadise.com

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Harry Potter illustration by Jim Kay © Bloomsbury Publishing 2016