ROARING TWENTIES: Catch a classic silent short followed by the main feature on Friday, November 9 at the Metro Arts, 109 Edward Street, Brisbane.
ROARING TWENTIES: Catch a classic silent short followed by the main feature on Friday, November 9 at the Metro Arts, 109 Edward Street, Brisbane.

Group Guide: Brisbane

QUEENSLAND ACCORDION ORCHESTRA INC

WE WILL be holding a Variety Concert at Kedron-Wavell Services Club at the Kittyhawk Room, 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside at 2pm on Sunday, November 25 (doors open at 1.30pm). Tickets $10pp. Featuring Queensland Accordion Orchestra, Domenico Taraborrelli Piano; Accordion Soloist The Ukulele Funsters; Joseph Castorina, Piano Accordion Soloist; Mary Martyn, Vocalist and other guest artists. Free parking. Refreshments available for purchase during Intermission. CD First Impressions for sale. Phone Mary on (07) 3172 3652, email mary.martyn@optusnet. com.au or go to qao.org.au.

THE ILLUSIONISTS: DIRECT FROM BROADWAY

THE world masters of magic are returning to Brisbane with their spectacular production, The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway materialising in the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) for a strictly limited season from January 9, 2019. The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzled audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage.

This year, The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway will continue to redefine magic and challenge audience expectations with large-scale stunts, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and daredevilry. This non-stop show is thrilling and sophisticated magic at its best, led by seven of the world's most talented magicians and artists. QPAC Chief Executive John Kotzas says the centre is pleased to welcome back The Illusionists with their acclaimed new show.

Combining the showmanship of the Harry Houdini era with contemporary stunts, visual effects and cutting-edge technology. The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway is an unmissable summer experience for the whole family. Tickets on sale now. Make sure you secure your tickets before they disappear. For bookings, go to qpac.com. au or phone 136 246. Concert Hall, QPAC, Queensland Cultural Centre, South Bank, Brisbane.

ROARING TWENTIES CINEMA

THE final screening for 2018 is on Friday, November 9. Join us for a nostalgic night reflecting cinema-going in the 1920s. Catch a classic silent short followed by main feature from 7.30pm. Local musician Fin Taylor will provide live piano accompaniment during the screenings. Hosted by Joel Archer. The silent feature this month is Tramp Tramp Tramp (1926) Starring Harry Langdon and Joan Crawford. Harry Logan is mistakenly entered into a cross country walking contest but because the girl he loves, Betty Burton, wants him to try, he does and sets out across the continent on an adventure. Metro Arts, 109 Edward Street, Brisbane CBD. Tickets $15pp plus booking fee. All ages event. Prebook, go to stickytickets.com.au or tickets available at the door.

THE vibrant Brisbane Fair Trade Christmas Market is on again this year on November 24-25.
THE vibrant Brisbane Fair Trade Christmas Market is on again this year on November 24-25.

BRISBANE FAIR TRADE CHRISTMAS MARKET

THE vibrant Brisbane Fair Trade Christmas Market is on again for 2018.

Word is spreading and anticipation is growing, as market-goers seeking ethically-created, handcrafted items from around the world await the increasingly popular Fair Trade market just in time for Christmas shopping. With handmade items from artisan communities in Africa, Asia, South America and beyond, this unique market is a yearly celebration of global community partnerships, ethical purchasing practices, and shared opportunities to support vulnerable people across the world. Customers can find a wide range of designs, styles and tastes, in the form of gifts, homewares, fashion items and more.

All stallholders are committed Fair Trade businesses and organisations from the local region, who work tirelessly to develop and build ethical retail and humanitarian partnerships, to bring their Australian customers a range of Fair Trade items including jewellery, fashion items, toys, educational resources, Christmas decorations, stationery, home decor, chocolate, coffee and more; each created under the ethical working conditions, wages and support systems vital to the Fair Trade philosophy. The 2018 Brisbane Fair Trade Christmas Market will be held at the Western Stand in the Track and Field Room, Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre, Kessels Road, Nathan (old ANZ stadium) on November 24-25.

Opening hours are 8am-6pm on Saturday, and 8am-3pm on Sunday. Entry and parking are free, the market is fully indoors, with disabled access and air-conditioning. Customers can also enjoy free kids activities on both mornings and the on-site cafe while visiting.

Phone Siham Craftlink on 0413 627 139, email sihamcraft@optusnet.com.au or to our Facebook event page.


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