The world famous Gruppo Storico Fivizzano Flagthrowers, who will make the journey direct from Fivizzano in Italy to bring this ancient art to Brisbane at the Fesitalia.
The world famous Gruppo Storico Fivizzano Flagthrowers, who will make the journey direct from Fivizzano in Italy to bring this ancient art to Brisbane at the Fesitalia.

WHAT'S ON: Brisbane


ROCKETFROG Stained Glass Studios is currently gearing up for all the fun of a huge set of Term 4 courses. Situated in Mount Gravatt East and is the perfect place for you and your friends to start learning how to turn glass into art. Novice or expert you will be catered for and receive personal tutelage necessary for you to rest easy in the knowledge you will be learning something new and exciting. Courses are running from October 6 to November 25, 2017 to book call 0421063369. Cost: Leadlighting - $180 plus costs; Mosiac - $150 plus costs; and Glass Fusion $105


HERE is a great opportunity if you are over 65 years or over 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders to get out, meet a lot of new people, enjoy yourself and get a bit of exercise into the bargain. Every Monday, from 11am until 1pm, the EACH Social Activities Groups offer an opportunity to get together with others like yourself to trip the light fantastic with ballroom dancing lessons at the Wynnum Municipal Hall, 221 Bay Terrace, Wynnum. Details about the ballroom dancing class or any of the many other activities on offer contact the EACH Social Activity Groups, 212 Bay Terrace, Wynnum on 33481600 or email


THIS is the one-day celebration of all things Italian, and is set to be bigger and better than ever with internationally acclaimed Gruppo Storico Fivizzano Flagthrowers leading the entertainment line-up! Under the Patronage of the Italian Consulate in Brisbane and the Italian Embassy in Canberra, FESTITALIA is Queensland's only official Italian Festival and will be on Sunday, October 8, from 10.30am to 7pm at Spencer Park, 42 Newbery St, Newmarket. Tickets are now sale and priced as follows: $10 Adults (ages 13 and up), $6 Concession, Children under 12 yrs FREE. Purchase tickets online at


HERE is your opportunity to help Redland Animal Shelter even if you are not in the market for a Furbaby. On Saturday October 14, the Shelter is celebrating Paw-toberfest 2017, a day full of activities for the whole family. Free activities will include: Pet advice, Face painting, Workshops from vets and trainers and Live music. There will also be: Discounted Pet Microchipping (only $20), Pet accessory and animal treat stall, Sausage sizzle and Animal Adoptions. You can also have your pet's photo taken at the photo booth! The Animal Shelter is located at 264 South Street, Thornlands and Paw-toberfest festivities from at 10am to 2pm. Help our animal friends even if we can't rehome them. Details call 38298999 or go to


BRISBANE has fallen head over heels for KINKY BOOTS, the heart-warming new musical now playing at Brisbane's Lyric Theatre, QPAC until 22 October! Inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS takes you on a hilarious journey from a working class shoe factory to the runways of Milan. Now playing at Brisbane Lyric Theatre, QPAC Grey Street, South Brisbane until October 22. Details and to book phone 136 246 or email or go to prices start from $55 to $170.


INDULGE in a discovery of the vibrant food culture at Sunnybank Plaza. Meet your touring lunch companions at Museum of Brisbane's Tastes like Sunshine exhibition and then travel out to the Southern suburb of Sunnybank for a bespoke Food Discovery Tour. You will explore the Asian food available at Sunnybank Plaza's Asian supermarkets, butchers and restaurants. Over three hours, tour guide and experienced chef Tony Ching, will show you the best places to eat and shop for fresh Asian food. Along the way he'll give you loads of hints and tips about choosing the best produce, advice on the key ingredients needed in your favourite dishes and some insight into Asian culture. Your tour ends with a delicious Yum Cha banquet at the famous Landmark restaurant. Each participant will also take home a bag of goodies valued at over $25.Saturday 14 October from 10am to 2pm, cost $75. Details or to book call 3339 0800 or email or go to


THE Story of Christine McVie "the other woman in Fleetwood Mac” on the eve of a comeback tour for one of the most famous bands in rock'n'roll history, Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac decided not to reunite with the band, instead tweeting "Sorry folks. No tour.” This is an intriguing tale of international fame, song writing, privacy...and the decision to Go Your Own Way. Australia's hottest new stage sensation, Catherine Alcorn, brings you the hidden story from the perspective of McVie herself: one of the greatest ever rock 'n' roll composers and performers of the last century. October 14 from 7.30pm to 9pm. For tickets go Logan Entertainment Centre, 170 Wembley Road, Logan Central or call 34125626. Ticket prices: VIP: $49, Adult: $35, Concession: $30, Group 8+ / LEC Member: $28pp


FLOATING Images is Brisbane's closest hot air ballooning company. Simply drive 30 minutes west of the Brisbane Central Business District to experience a 1 hour city and country balloon flight. Passengers enjoy glorious views whilst floating majestically over the heritage city of Ipswich, the Scenic Rim and Somerset countryside's. Discover and explore Greater Brisbane's big backyard from the air - with Floating Images! They offer a boutique ballooning experience with only one flight per day and a maximum of 10 passengers, giving you their full personal attention. For "the flight of your life” call or book online for flights, gift vouchers or enquires. Located at 43 South Street‚ Ipswich. Details and to book call 32948770.


IN 2017, Brisbane audiences will be treated to a good old highland fling when the international smash hit spectacular Scotland the Brave returns to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre stage for two shows on Saturday October 21, 12pm and 8pm. Wowing audiences with the best of traditional Scottish music song and dance - performed by over 100 singers, dancers and musicians, including pipers, drummers and fiddlers. Conducted by Sean O'Boyle, the production features an acclaimed Australian cast including internationally renowned soprano Mirusia, popular tenor Gregory Moore, thrilling Celtic fiddler Marcus Holden, and award-winning pipe bands, drum corps, highland dancers, and orchestras. Don't miss this exciting concert event which is sure to delight audiences of all ages! Bookings: or go to


BRISBANE seniors who want to downsize but don't know how to offload unwanted possessions without them going to landfill, can register for a free seminar "Dealing with Downsizing” on at Chermside Library on 6 October and Indooroopilly Library on October 10. The free downsizing seminars (including morning tea) is open to the public, reservations are required and can be made at or calling 31801689.

CHERMSIDE: Friday October 6, 10am to 11.30 am, Chermside Library, 375 Hamilton Rd, Chermside

INDOOROOPILLY: Friday October 20, 10am to 11.30am, Indoooroopilly Library, Level 4 - Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, 322 Moggill Rd, Indooroopilly


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