SIMPLY STUNNING: A Festival of Russian Ballet will perform at Ipswich Civic Centre on November 21.
SIMPLY STUNNING: A Festival of Russian Ballet will perform at Ipswich Civic Centre on November 21.

What's On: Brisbane

PREPARE FOR THE ULTIMATE IN SLEDGING

THE Barmy Army are back in town! The test series kicks off with the traditional first test in Brisbane from November 23 to 27 before heading to Adelaide from December 2 to 6 for the first ever day-night test match between the two countries. The pink ball may not be tradition, but in the city, that is fast becoming the home of day-night cricket, a full house is expected.

YUSUF CAT STEVENS

ONE of the greatest singer songwriters of all time. This summer sees Yusuf Cat Stevens return to Australia for the 50th-anniversary tour and a chance for everyone to get onboard the Peace Train. Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane on Saturday, December 9. Tickets available at Ticketek

BEAUTIFUL TEXTILES

LOCAL Brisbane textile artists, Wendy Bailye and Sharyn Hall, are proudly presenting their ninth annual selling exhibition of exclusive handcrafted contemporary textiles. This wonderfully creative event will run from November 22 to 26. Entry is free and both artists will be present at the exhibition. Open from 9am to 5pm Wednesday to Friday and 9am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday at the Richard Randall Art Studio, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. Details go to www.wendybailye.com and www.sharynhalldesigns.com

MOSTLY MOZART

BRISBANE'S Community Choir, Chordiality, is proud to present Mostly Mozart this Spring. Held in the beautiful surrounds of St Andrew's Uniting Church, this special event will be held on Sunday November 12 at 2.30pm. During the afternoon, Music Director Brett Sturdy, Accompanist Simon Carl and Chordiality will present a joyous afternoon of choral music. Indooroopilly State School choir will be making a guest appearance while the Chordiality Players provide ensemble support. Come and hear the grandeur of Chordiality's voices as they perform Mozart's greatest works and much more! Following the concert, there will be delicious nibbles and wine to enjoy. Tickets $25 for Adults, $20 for Concession Holders and $10 for Children (refreshments included). To make a booking please visit www.chordiality.org/dates or contact Catherine on ostaines@bigpond.net.au or 0407113619. Limited tickets are available and early bookings are encouraged.

THE WIZARD OF OZ

THE world's favourite musical is returning to Australia. The London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz will have its Australian premiere in Brisbane. Playing from November 4 to December 3 at QPAC Lyric Theatre, Grey Street, South Brisbane. Ticket prices start from $49.90 to $179.90. Details go to https://qpac.com.au/event/wizard_of_oz_17/

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

FROM timeless classic literature to contemporary Australian writing, to well-known musicals and quirky cult theatre, Brisbane Arts Theatre delivers on its promise of accessible theatre while introducing challenging and sometimes confronting works to its loyal audiences. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum from November 4 to December 23 on selected dates. Tickets $44, student, concession and group discounts available. Bookings online at https://www.artstheatre.com.au/forum

BRISBANE FAIR TRADE CHRISTMAS MARKET

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. Being held at the Western Stand in the Track and Field Room, Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre, Kessels Road, Nathan (Old ANZ stadium) on November 25 and 26 from 8am to 6pm on Saturday, and 8am to 3pm on Sunday. Entry and parking are free, refreshments are available, the market is fully indoors, with disabled access and air conditioning. Inquiries can be directed to Siham Craftlink sihamcraft@optusnet.com.au or call 0413627139.

SUPANOVA

THIS is Australia's premier pop culture event, where fandom comes to life! We celebrate the worlds of film and television, fantasy, comic books, anime, sci-fi, cartoons, books, gaming and collectables. Three massive days of Supa-Star celebrities, 'cosplay' (costume-role play), fan clubs, musical performances, creative master classes, celebrity Q&As, wrestling, tournaments and competitions, and a hall full of shopping possibilities. It's a family event and there's something for everyone! Cost: from $28 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Cnr Merivale Street and Glenelg Street, South Brisbane on November 10 to 12.

BRISBANE CHORO ENSEMBLE

THE Brisbane Choro Ensemble is an eclectic group of musicians who all have a great love for this music, coming variously from gypsy-jazz, classical and Brazilian music backgrounds. Free admission and the venue is Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City on Tuesday, 28 November 12pm until 1pm.

A FESTIVAL OF RUSSIAN BALLET

FOLLOWING their sell-out performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia with this diverse and stunning programme. The exciting and varied programme comprises an eclectic mix ranging from the magnificent Don Quixote to the dramatic Bolero. Located at the George Hogg Auditorium, Cnr Limestone & Nicholas Streets, Ipswich on November 21 at 8pm for more information call 38106100. Tickets $92 or $82 concession.


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