Six events not to be missed in Brisbane
FROM markets to art galleries and theatre productions, there's so much to explore in beautiful Brisbane.
Here's our pick of six of the best events that you shouldn't miss.
1. Michelton Farmers' Market
THE NEW year marks the beginning of the Mitchelton Farmers' Markets on the first Sunday every month, starting February 5.
From 6am to midday enjoy all the colour and vibrancy of the Mitchelton Farmers' Markets at Blackwood St, Mitchelton (between Samford Rd and Mitchelton Train Station). Janpowersfarmers markets.com
2. Love Thy Neighbour
THE QUEENSLAND Art Gallery has the exhibition No. 1 Neighbour: Art in Papua New Guinea 1966-2016 running until January 29. It focuses on the vibrancy of contemporary artistic expressions. A key conceptual theme within the exhibition is the importance of the ongoing relationship between Australia and PNG. qagoma.qld.gov.au
3. Ladies in Black
TREAT yourself to the theatre for the stylish story of fashion, friendship and 1950s Australia in the production, Ladies in Black. Running from January 28 through February 19, Ladies in Black features more than 20 original songs and a stunning range of 30 custom-designed dresses and suits. qpac.com.au
4. Sugar Spin
GOMA has turned 10 and the celebrations include a free exhibition entitled Sugar Spin: You, me art and everything. The exhibition explodes with colour and wonder from all over the world and celebrates Queensland as Australia's sugar state. It runs until April 17. qagoma.qld.gov.au
5. A Night at the Musicals
FROM January 25 to 29, join Le Gateau Chocolate and cabaret artist Jonny Woo for an evening of unadulterated musical theatre nonsense in A Night at the Musicals at Brisbane Powerhouse. From Gypsy to Grease, Annie to The Lion King and Phantom to Les Miserables, this high camp duo will drag through the back catalogue of the world's best loved musicals for a raucous night of ballsy ballads, delightful duets and slightly slaughtered show tunes. Hilarious hijinks and shady shenanigans abound as Gateau and Woo "Les Misér-massacre” all the musicals you know and love (and some you don't), performing favourite curtain-raisers and show stoppers cabaret-style, and with far less expensive wigs. brisbepowerhouse.org
6. Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
IF YOU haven't yet checked out the wonders that can be found here, make sure you do soon. As well as being able to take a tour through the universe in the Cosmic Skydome - a special circular theatre with a 12.5-metre dome and star projector systems.
All films will also feature a projected Night Sky Tour in the theatre and will be about 45 minutes duration. The Planetarium is screening several space films, including Cosmic Collisions screening now at selected session times, and narrated by Robert Redford.
A stunning visual show from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the film shows destructive cosmic collisions releasing energy that drives the growth and evolution of the universe, thus shaping humanity's place within it.
For information and details phone the Booking Office on 34032578 or go to www.brisbane.qld. gov.au/facilities- recreation /arts-culture/ sir-thomas-brisbane- planetarium.