What's on: Brisbane
BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
TICKETS are now on sale for the Brisbane International Film Festival 2018 (BIFF 2018), presented by the Queensland Art Gallery - Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) with screenings at GOMA and venues across Brisbane from October 11-21. QAGOMA director Chris Saines said the program of more than 100 Australian and international feature, documentary and short films would be complemented by a compelling selection of special events, panels and workshops.
The festival will be presented at QAGOMA's purpose built Cinémathèque, the only facility of its kind in an Australian art museum, and city-wide at partner venues including Event Cinemas at Brisbane City Myer Centre; Five Star Cinemas (New Farm Cinemas and Elizabeth Picture Theatre); Reading Cinemas at Newmarket; Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre; State Library of Queensland and the Brisbane Powerhouse. "BIFF 2018 offers audiences a rich showcase of films from around the world accompanied by 24 thought-provoking events including conversations, panel discussions, live music with film and more,” BIFF artistic director Amanda Slack-Smith said. Full program details are now online and tickets can be purchased online. Go to biff.com.au.
QUEENSLAND ACCORDION ORCHESTRA
A VARIETY concert will be held at Kedron-Wavell Services Club, Kittyhawk Room, 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside from 2pm on Sunday, November 25. Doors open at 1.30pm. Tickets $10pp.
Featuring Queensland Accordion Orchestra Mary Martyn and other guest artists. Free parking. Refreshments available for purchase during Intermission. CD First Impressions for sale. Phone Mary on (07) 3172 3652, email mary.martyn@optus net.com.au or go to qao.org.au.
ANNUAL NURSES REUNION
ALL nurses who have worked, or now work at The Prince Charles Hospital are invited to attended the annual reunion. The Annual Nurses Reunion for all nurses who have worked, or now work, at The Prince Charles Hospital will be held on: Thursday, October 25 from 11.30am-1.30pm.
Lunch at Restaurant Three (next to foyer) Kedron Wavell Services Club, Hamilton Road, Chermside. Cost: (pay on the day) KWSC members $21.90. Non-members $24. RSVP (for seating arrangements) by October 19. Contacts: Judy Windsor on (07) 3265 5764 and Laurel Mills (07) 3385 0519 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Carolyn Bowser on (07) 3359 3022 or email carolynbowser @hotmail.com.
RENAISSANCE SPRING FAIR
RENAISSANCE Victoria Point is holding its tenth annual Spring Fair on Sunday, October 14 from 10am-2pm. Come and experience the fun activities of street entertainment, delicious food and more than 50 market stalls. Free entry. With Christmas just around the corner, there is sure to be something for everyone. Join our special guest Jerry Coleby-Williams from ABC's Gardening Australia on a walking tour of the village gardens.
Ample parking is available at Victoria Point Shopping Centre. Go to rrl.net.au or facebook.com/ renaissancerl. Phone (07) 3820 7700.
BRISBANE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA RETURNING TO VENUE 114
THE Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, along with Oriana Choir, will return to Venue 114 (formerly known as Lake Kawana Community Centre) in November with Karl Jenkins' work The Armed Man (a Mass for Peace). This work has become one of the most important compositions of recent times, having been commissioned by the Royal Armouries Museum for the millennium. The work draws on many sources, from the Catholic mass to the Hindu epic Mahabharata, and includes a traditional Muslim call to prayer. The title, The Armed Man, derives from an ancient French song ("l'homme armé”).
It's a seamless blending of ancient and modern, with Jenkins' deeply felt originality influenced by his reactions to the war in Kosovo, makes it a fitting work to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War. November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and the works featured in the concert reflect both the tragedy of war and our sincere and abiding hope for future peace. On Saturday, November 10, 3-5pm at 114, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina. Bookings: go to brisbanesymphony.org.au or at Venue 114 on the day. Ticket prices: Adults $35, Concession $30, Children $10 (5-17 years), under 5 years free.
THE '60S VS THE '70S PARTY
DANCE into the evening with two decades of classic hits! DJ Kristian Fletcher plays the best rock and pop music of the 1960s. Plus funk, disco and glam of the 1970s! From the bubblegum pop and rock 'n' roll of the sixties, right through to the funky late seventies! With dance floor, licensed bar and bistro and the music of The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, The Supremes, Elvis, ABBA, The Bee Gees, Suzi Quatro, Boney M, Skyhooks and many more.
Are you Team '60s or Team '70s? Dress up in your favourite era! On Saturday, October 20 from 6-9.30pm at the New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick Street, New Farm (opposite New Farm Park). Tickets $10pp + booking fee. Group discount for four people. For more information, go to kristianfletcher.com.
THE QUEENSLAND CHOIR
FIVE internationally acclaimed opera singers will combine their vocal strengths in a rare performance of one of Handel's most powerful works, Samson, being presented by the Queensland Choir on Sunday, October 28 from 2.30pm at the Concert Hall, Old Museum Building, 480 Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills.
The concert also gives Brisbane audiences the chance to hear award-winning, Queensland Conservatorium of Music-trained singers who have gone on to national and international acclaim as soloists with Opera Australia and companies worldwide. Tickets: $55/$50 adults, $15 full-time students. Book tickets now, go to trybooking.com/XSTQ or phone (07) 3895 8188.
AMERICAN Express Openair Cinemas is bringing more than movies this Spring, as an exciting festival program of food, fun and flicks is revealed, with American Express Card Members receiving a range of exclusive benefits from October 4 - November 11, located at the Rainforest Green, South Bank Parklands, opposite the city and near the Wheel of Brisbane. With more than 30 events, the festival vibes will be in full swing every weekend with an array of alternative entertainment, live music and DJ performances before the latest and greatest feature films light up the big screen. Punters have no need to feel lonesome or long for company on their night out, as 'Doggy Dates' provides visitors the chance to adopt a pooch during the movie every Wednesday (except on October 31), with all proceeds going to RSPCA Queensland.
This year's program is an exciting mix of box office hits and highly anticipated new releases including Mission impossible: Fallout, Incredibles 2, Crazy Rich Asians, A Simple Favour, Christopher Robin, The Nun and Venom. Take a trip down memory lane with the cult classics Dirty Dancing, The Breakfast Club and Love Actually or discover something different with these program highlights: Aussie comedy The Merger; high octane true story The Dawn Wall; Critics' favourite BlacKkKlansman; ultra-modern thriller Searching; Screen adaptation of the best seller and musical hit Ladies in Black. The Brisbane program boasts a selection of special events throughout the season including: 10th anniversary screening of Twilight on October 29, an open caption screening of The Merger on October 14 and an exclusive Girls Night In screening of A Simple Favour to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland.
Tickets start at $14 and are on-sale now, go to openaircinemas.com.au.
EXPRESSIONS DANCE COMPANY
QUEENSLAND'S critically acclaimed Expressions Dance Company (EDC) will present their final world premiere for the year, Everyday Requiem. Choreography by Natalie Weir in her final work with the company, the performance also features an all-vocal score sung by The Australian Voices immersed in the performance on stage, and composed by Gordon Hamilton. Natalie Weir, EDC's artistic director and Helpmann award-winning choreographer, describes her latest work as a journey back in time, as seen through the memories of an ordinary old man, played by acclaimed dance and theatre artist and former EDC dancer, Brian Lucas. On October 12-20 at Cremorne Theatre, QPAC. Tickets from $30. Phone 136 246 or go to qpac.com.au.