Cirque du Soleil welcomes 2020 with Kurios

Cirque du Soleil’s latest spellbinding show Kurios transports the audience to a fantasy world in the late nineteenth century, where anything and everything is possible. The shows opens to the fanfare of a magical train, like those of a bygone era, transporting all the circus performers to the next town on their itinerary, where they will set up the big tent and perform…

Standing ovation for Orpheus and Eurydice

Ecstatic audiences rose to a standing ovation at opening of Gluck’s Orpheous and Eurydice at the Playhouse.   As Opera Queenslands final bill for this years season this extraordinary production is the result of an artistic collaboration with Brisbane based and internationally renown Circa.   A fusion of highly talented and fearless performers in dance,…

QUT abstract exhibition

If you’re looking for something different to do in your lunch break then head down to the QUT Art Museum, Gardens Point precinct. Abstraction, toured by the National Gallery of Australia, covers the dynamic course of abstract art in Australia from its emergence, right through to contemporary practice. Early works include cubist inspired paintings by…

Elle Fanning in Mary Shelley – coming this July

Directed by Haifa al-Mansour, this movie is a beautifully rendered drama about the life of English author Mary Shelley (Elle Fanning). The film is hugely successful in teasing out the struggles, inconsistencies and inequities that she endured to publish Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, one of the most revealing gothic novels about the modern world in…

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La Fille mal gardée by Queensland Ballet

Queensland Ballet delighted Brisbane with a light-hearted and funny mid-season performance La Fille mal gardée. The ballet company chose an amusing story line about a love triangle set in the exquisite French country side in the 1950s, Choreographed beautifully by Marc Ribaud.  The Widow Simone, mother of a beautiful young woman, prepares to marry away…

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Paris Can Wait

If you are in the mood for a light hearted romantic comedy filled with delightful French scenery, then this is the movie for you! Dreamy shots of French country side, fine wines and gourmet French delicacies are in store as Anne (Diane Laine) is whisked away on a road trip from the Cote d’Azur to…

Revolutionary horror film Get Out

Get Out is a revolutionary horror-edy film that’s extremely socially and racially poignant. The spine chiller begins when African-American boyfriend Chris travels to meet his girlfriend Rose’s parents for the first time. They spend the weekend with her neurosurgeon father and psychiatrist mother in their affluent rural town, but Chris is nervous about how they…

Spanish Film Festival

Get ready for the 20th annual Spanish Film Festival

It’s that time of year again when Brisbanites get a taste of true international culture with the 20th annual Spanish Film Festival. Exclusively at Palace Cinemas, the Spanish Film Festival is excited to announce a sneak peek of it’s 2017 program. The festival will kick off with the sexy and daring Spanish box office hit Kiki, Love to…

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Disney on Ice is set to dazzle Brisbane this June to July

Brisbane Weekender previewed the dazzling Disney On Ice Frozen inspired performance at the Olympic Ice Rink Iceworld. Sixteen of Brisbane’s talented skate trope dancers, raging from only 8 to 17 years, graced the ice rink. They demonstrated to the littlies their beautiful ice skating talents, gliding and dancing over the ice just like “Elsa.”   They…

Ghost in the Shell

The long awaited manga adaptation of Ghost in the Shell is next level cinematography and an invitation to view the not so distant futuristic, immersive cyber megacity. Scarlett Johansson plays Major, the first of her kind with cybernetic agility, access to the mainframe and an entire new network of Herculean dexterities.  Whilst she is the…

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Scottish singer Eddi Reader came to Brissie

Brisbane was lucky enough to welcome Eddi Reader’s one night only concert at QPAC on Thursday 16 March 2017. Eddi was born in Glasgow in 1959 and started playing guitar at the age of ten.  She commenced her musical career by busking at Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street.  In the 1980’s she commenced a thirty year recording…

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Every Brilliant Thing at QPAC

His mother is always sad, she’s depressed and he can’t understand why. So, at age seven he writes her a list of brilliant things – a list of reasons not to be depressed. Things like dessert as a main course, staying up late, or the colour yellow. As he declares these little, joyous, day-to-day wins,…

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Fifteen years after the original Resident Evil hit theatres, the sci-fi horror saga reaches its conclusion with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Directed by Paul Anderson, who directed the original 2002 film, The Final Chapter stars Milla Jovavich as Alice, once again battling the diabolical machinations of the sinister Umbrella Corporation. In the sixth and…