What's on: Brisbane
YOUNG AT HEART FILM FESTIVAL
THE Apia Young at Heart is back for its 14th edition and is the only nationwide film festival in Australia with a film program especially dedicated to an audience of filmlovers 60 and up. February 13 to 27 at Palace St James and Palace Barracks, Brisbane.
For more information and to register, go to youngatheart.net.au/ or facebook.com/young atheartff/.
SET on the stunning Jimbour Plains in Queensland's Western Downs, Big Skies is an annual event celebrating the sights, tastes and unique experiences of the region.
Lead by the iconic Dalby Picnic Races, and coming to a show-stopping pinnacle at the Day on the Plain rock concert, the Big Skies festival boasts an unrivalled events calendar.
From tours and long lunches to camp oven feasts and an outdoor cinema, experience the Western Downs like a local and immerse yourself in an authentic rural experience. Complete your ultimate Big Skies adventure by camping out at the grounds of Jimbour House, and take the time to explore where we call home. Dance into the night with two decades of iconic '70s and '80s hits. On April 27-May 4, Jimbour Plains, Western Downs.
'70s & '80s DANCE PARTY
JOIN Kristian Fletcher - Brisbane's Prince of Retro for a '70s & '80s Dance Party at New Farm Bowls Club. Get your friends together, dress-up and dance along to the biggest hits of the 1970s and 1980s. DJ Kristian Fletcher takes you on a 20 year journey of music with pop, rock, glam, funk, disco and more! Chill-out with drinks and bistro or kick up your heels on the dancefloor. Two decades of music will have patrons battling it out on the dancefloor with an irresistible mix of '70s and '80s music.
With dancefloor, licensed bar, themed performances and bistro. Tickets $10 + booking fee - groups of four receive a special discount. New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick St, New Farm, Saturday, February 16 from 6-9.30pm. Tickets $10 per person + booking fee. Bookings: go to kristianfletcher.com.
THE Duke by Shôn Dale-Jones is a semi-autobiographical tale of Shôn, his mum, and their complex relationship with a china figure of the Duke of Wellington that his late dad bought, cherished and kept in a shoe-box under the bed. On Thursday, February 14 and Friday, February 15 at Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse.
For more, go to brisbanepowerhouse.org.
THE BEATLES - 50 YEARS ON
FOR the very first time relive all the Beatles classic hits in one sensational two-hour concert experience presented by the world's premier 'Beatles' band, the sensational Beatle Boys touring Australia in 2019. Direct from sell-out concerts in Canada and North America, South Africa and Asia, The Beatle Boys will transport audiences back to those incredible days when the Beatles dominated the music charts with as many as seven songs in the Top 10 starting at No. 1.
Hear every classic Beatles song that ever made it to No.1 and relive the magic and unique sound that made the Beatles the greatest rock 'n' roll band the world has ever known. No less than 35 chart toppers that made the four 'mop tops' so much a part of our lives back in those heady days of the '60s together with the timeless hits of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Audiences will be encouraged to help recreate that atmosphere - to scream, shout and jump about.
Well, maybe parents might leave that to their daughters and grandchildren. On Saturday, February 23, at the Qpac Concert Hall, Brisbane at 1.30pm matinee show and 8pm evening Show. Tickets: go to qpac.com.au or phone 136 246.
BRISBANE NIGHT MARKETS LAUNCH
BRISBANE Night Markets is set to become a premier pop-up food and entertainment destination on Brisbane's southside. Launching on February 15, the weekly markets will offer a variety of dine-in food and beverage options, kids' entertainment, artisan gifts, lifestyle products and musical entertainment.
On Friday, February 15, from 4pm at Brisbane MarketPlace, Rocklea. Go to brisbane marketplace.com.au.
FROM JOHNNY TO JACK
From Johnny to Jack is an unmissable concert experience about the making of an Australian icon John Farnham. Join Australian vocal superstar Luke Kennedy as he explores the greatest untold comeback story in Australian rock and roll history. On Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16 at the Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse. For more information, go to brisbanepowerhouse.org.
SINGLE ASIAN FEMALE
SINGLE Asian Female follows the story of the Wong family as they deal with some of life's big questions and explore what it means to be an Asian woman in Australia. Step into a suburban Chinese restaurant after closing and meet the whip smart women who are definitely talking about you in their native tongue.
On Saturday, February 16 - Saturday, March 9 at the La Boite's Roundhouse Theatre, Kelvin Grove. For more information, go to laboite.com.au.