What's on around Brisbane
Celebrate Gangnam Style
ORGANISED by the Queensland Korean Society, this family day out at the Korean Cultural Festival 2017 on Saturday 12 August from 10am to 4pm at King George Square, in the heart of Brisbane City, is sure to delight. All the sights, sounds and tastes of South Korea will come alive at this all-day celebration. Entry Free.
Immerse yourself in champagne
CHAMPAGNE is used to celebrate life's most important moments, but this August, Champagne enthusiasts will gather to celebrate the wine itself. The Sunday Champagne trail on Sunday August 13 from 2pm to 5.30pm at Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester and offers the opportunity to taste and talk Champagne with Champagne experts and representatives from major and smaller family-owned Champagne houses. Champagne Trail Champagne Trail cost $120 or $150 with bus travel included. Details go to www.effervescence.com.au
Symphony of Movement
IF YOU have ever wondered how you can make beautiful art from the bits and pieces, then mark this amazing event down in your calendar. Sogetsu Ikebana Queensland is holding its annual exhibition at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong on Saturday August 19 and Sunday, August 20 from 10am until 4pm on both days. Entry to the Exhibition is $4 per person.
North Brisbane Orchid Society Spring Show
ON THE weekend of August 26 and 27, the North Brisbane Orchid Society Inc will be holding their annual Spring Show at the Auditorium of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. This is an opportunity to purchase a variety of quality orchids in various shades. Other potted plants will also be available for purchase along with fertilisers, potting mixes, garden pots and second hand books on orchid culture and gardening techniques. Opens 8.30am to 4pm on Saturday and 8.30am to 3pm on Sunday. Entry fee to the event is $4 for adults, under 14 free admission. The venue is wheel-chair friendly. Details email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 32046324.
ENJOY a Traditional Tucker three course luncheon on August 24 at 11.30am. The venue is Minjerriba Respite Day Centre, 25 Bingle Rd, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). Experience traditional Quandamooka tucker with a three-course meal prepared and supplied by Traditional Owners of the land, including our local fresh seafood, dampers, jams, locally harvested honey and much more. Cost: $30 per person, $25 students $20 pensioners. To book call 34099686.
Family History with Martin
FAMILY history is the fastest growing hobby in the world! Free assistance is now available at Logan North Library. Martin Hawkins, experienced researcher, can assist you with your genealogy queries. Located at the Logan North Library on August 19 from 1.30pm to 3pm. Bookings essential call 34124140.
Get swept away at the Redcliffe KiteFest
FAMILIES will love the fun, colour and excitement of the annual Redcliffe KiteFest where kites of all shapes and sizes fill the sky. There's markets, huge array of music and roving performers. Saturday August 26 and Sunday August 27 from 9am to 4pm daily. Located at Pelican Park, Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf. Adults: $8 Concession: $5 Child: $5 (15 years and under) Family Pass: $20 (2 adults and 2 children).
See Brisbane with a local
BRISBANE Greeters are proud of Brisbane. They are locals who love living here so much that they are enthusiastic about introducing you to their city and sharing their intimate knowledge. Greeters are very familiar with the interesting locations and hidden corners across the areas that bring our beautiful city to life. They also know how Brisbane runs and will be able to help you find your way with ease. You can book online via www.visitbrisbane.com.au/brisbane-greeters or by email email@example.com; or call 31566364. At least two days' booking notice is required. Experience is based around what your Greeter loves and knows best about Brisbane. Departs 10am daily, seven days a week from outside Brisbane City Hall (King George Square Entrance).
A Night with Opera Queensland
COMMUNITIES in Sunnybank at the SunPAC 470 McCullough St on August 25 and Sandgate Town Hall, Seymour Street, on August 26, can each expect a delightful surprise when A Night with Opera Queensland comes to town as it has been lovingly designed to celebrate each town's cultural heritage, while transporting audiences to a grand opera house. Details and to book go to www.operaq.com.au
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player
PIANIST/comedian David Scheel has made a speciality out of making fun of music, both classical and not-so-classical. So much so that he is now regarded as arguably the finest musical humourist in the world. This concert is a must for anyone who wants to hear beautiful music and laugh themselves silly in the bargain. Thursday August 10 from 10am to 12pm at the Ipswich Civic Centre, 50 Nicholas Street, Ipswich. The show is suitable for all ages. All Tickets $15 to buy call 38106100.