What's on: Brisbane
MOTHER'S DAY CLASSIC RUN AND WALK
PUT on anything pink and get involved in the Mother's Day Classic Run and May on May 13. The annual fun run and walk is a great way to get the family outdoors on Mother's Day and to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research. Register at visitbrisbane.com.au.
WE WILL ROCK YOU
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 from May 26 to August 11. Bookings online at: artstheatre.com.au /wewillrockyou.
THE LONGEST MINUTE
THIS is the uniquely Queensland story of how an epic game of rugby league goes down as one of the best in history. Written by Robert Kronk and Nadine McDonald-Dowd and directed by Bridget Boyle, the world premiere of The Longest Minute will run in Brisbane at the Cremorne Theatre from May 26. The Longest Minute is 80 minutes of high-energy theatricality that spans joyful highs and some tragic lows. With the high-profile success of Australian women in sport - from the AFLWL to the giant-beating Matildas, the show is a timely story that celebrates the power of determination in the face of prejudice. More at qpack.com.au.
QUEENSLAND THEATRE AND TIM FINN
MUSIC legend Tim Finn has composed more than 12 new songs for Queensland Theatre's production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, with Director Sam Strong promising a Twelfth Night like audiences have never seen or heard before. At the Playhouse at QPAC, Queensland Theatre's Twelfth Night stars a rollcall of the very best Shakespearean specialists performing with a live band onstage under the inspired directorship of Sam Strong. They will bring Shakespeare's hilarious and ageless characters to life, with the music of Tim Finn providing an unparalleled soundtrack to one of the Bard's most appealing tales. More at qpack.com.au.
AN AFTERNOON WITH AUDREY HEPBURN
AUDREY Hepburn fans mark your diaries for June 23 when Kritian Flencher presents a classic movie double feature, part of an Afternoon with Audrey Hepburn at Metro Arts, 109 Edward St. Brisbane. The afternoon will feature two iconic 1950 movies, back to back on the big screen: Sabrina, and Funny Face. More information and bookings at: kristianfletcher.com.
PANIYIRI GREEK FESTIVAL
ONE of Brisbane's favourite festivals, the Paniyiri Greek Festival will be staged again on May 19 and 20 in West End. Delicious Greek food will keep you fuelled as you enjoy a host of performances and entertainment. More information at paniyiri.com.
LE FRENCH FESTIVAL
ORGANISERS of Le French Festival (July 6-8) are calling for volunteers. If you love wine, cheese and all things French, then volunteering at this popular Brisbane festival is tailor-made for you. Volunteers enjoy free entry to Le Festival, and receive a Le Festival Volunteer T-Shire, a baguette sandwich and a bottle of French pure Evian Water. All details at lefestival.com.au.
ANYWHERE THEATRE FESTIVAL
THE nooks and crannies of Brisbane will explode with over 500 performances in places you least expect them from May 10-27. Theatre in car parks, comedy in laneways, opera in reservoirs, dance in stairwells and quirky workshops exploring arts and craft from cooking to jewellery. There is a lot to look forward to. Find out more at visitbrisbane.com.au