What's on: Brisbane
TAKE a break from reality and immerse yourself in Curiocity Brisbane - a brand-new series of science, art and technology experiences spanning the Brisbane River.
The one-of-a-kind installations, pop-ups and interactive spaces crafted by local and international artists, technicians and makers are free for everyone to explore.
Traverse the entire Curiocities trail in one afternoon or chart your own course in your own time - whether that's on the way to work, a picnic in the park with friends or in the dead of night.
Curiocity experiences are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week until Wednesday April 3.
Find out more, go to curiocitybrisbane.com.
MY FAVOURITE OUTFIT
ESTABLISHED and emerging Brisbane fashion designers choose their favourite outﬁts from The Designers' Guide: Easton Pearson Archive exhibition, in the Museum of Brisbane at City Hall.
The Unpacking the Archive Designer Tours focus on designers as they explore the design and construction of the garments and share the inﬂuence of Easton Pearson on their own design practice and ambitions.
This is a perspective you won't ﬁnd on your own.
The 200 garments included in the Easton Pearson Archive on display were selected in collaboration with designers Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson to reveal the artistry, techniques and demi-couture practices that placed the label at the forefront of Australian fashion from 1989 - 2016.
Join the tour on Thursday, April 4 at 2pm, for $18 per person. Bookings required. Full details, go to museumofbrisbane.com.au.
50 YEARS OF PRIDE
ONE of the biggest selling country music artists of all time, Charley Pride has sold an incredible 70 million albums, including 31 gold and 4 platinum albums. One album even achieved quadruple platinum status.
On RCA Records Charley Pride is second in sales only to Elvis Presley.
It is an huge legacy and a powerful reminder that 'The Pride of Country Music' remains one of the great legends in popular music.
See Charlie on Sunday, April 14 at QPAC's Concert Hall. Tickets for the two hour and 15-minute concert range in price from $95 to $115. B Reserve seats can only be accessed via stairs.
Go to qpac.com.au for tickets.
OUT OF THE BLUE
BLUEWATER Festival at Shorncliffe offers outstanding waterfront views for the official start of Australia's second biggest yacht race 'The Brisbane to Gladstone'. One of Australia's flagship offshore yacht races, this classic has been held annually over Easter since 1949.
Thousands of visitors go to the Shorncliffe Pier and Moora Park, Sandgate to wave goodbye to the yachts and then enjoy the Bluewater Festival's food trucks, art and craft markets, rides, workshops and activities for children of all ages. There will even be a train ride running from Sandgate along the boardwalk to the festival. Find out all the festival details, go to bluewaterfestival.org.au.
LOST IN LOVE
AIR Supply will perform all their greatest hits such as "Lost In Love", "Love and Other Bruises" and "All Out Of Love" with an impressive presentation from one of Australia's most successful musical exports at QPCA.
Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell have been thrilling audiences for over 40 years. Their songs have stood the test of time and continue to be heard on radio around the world. In 2013, the duo was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.
Enjoy Air Supply's music on Tuesday, April 23 April at the Concert Hall, QPAC at 8pm. Tickets cost from $89.90 to $269.90.
To book tickets, go to qpac.com.au.
A HUMAN ADVENTURE
COME face to face with NASA's remarkable achievements in human space flights and space exploration. It is the greatest adventure that humans have ever undertaken.
Discover the exciting history of rocket science and space flight and learn about some of the most extraordinary accomplishments in space technology.
NASA - A Human Adventure is the most comprehensive and extensive touring space flight exhibition in the world.
Featuring an extraordinary collection of more than 250 historically significant artefacts from the United States and Soviet Union space programs. The objects on display include original space-flown artefacts, high fidelity replicas and scale models.
The exhibition shows at Queensland Museum until October 9.
Adult tickets are $21 and concession $18.
To find out more, go to space.qm.qld.gov.au
THE CLASS OF '59 RETURNS
THE Rock & Roll Circus Tour rolls in to Australia in 2019 featuring a two hour concert production that assembles a rock and roll band to boot to celebrate the talent, the hits and the legacies of the original stars of Rock N' Roll - Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and the Big Bopper. Starring Scott "Buddy" Cameron as Buddy Holly, Anthony Petrucci as Elvis Presley, Matty Breen as Jerry Lee Lewis, James Nation-Ingle as Bill Haley and Simon O'Connor as The Big Bopper. On Friday May 31 at QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, or go qpac.com.au or phone 136 246.
MINI BUS TOURS - BRISBANE BOTANIC GARDENS
RUN by volunteers, the free mini bus tours that depart from the information centre in Brisbane's Botanic Gardens are a must for any plant lovers. These entertaining tours take you through the smaller tracks to give a "behind-the-scenes” look at the garden. Run Monday to Friday 10.30am-11am. Go to facebook.com/BrisbaneCityCouncil/.
CELEBRATE AT NEW ITALY IN TRUE ITALIAN STYLE, WITH WINE, FOOD AND LIVE MUSIC!
EVERYONE is warmly invited to the Anniversary celebrations at New Italy, Sunday April 7 for a day of music, dancing, vino, and Italian food .
The day, which marks the arrival of the Italian settlers in Sydney in 1881, will begin at 11.00am with great friends of New Italy, Val Wills and Cynthia McKeough, on their piano accordions playing in the piazza. A pasta lunch will be served from midday. Back by popular demand is Brisbane-based Domenico Taraborelli who never fails to get the crowd dancing! Bring those dancing shoes!
Don`t miss the talk explaining the fascinating history of New Italy in the Community Hall and join in with the guided tours of the newly renovated Museum. Help will also be on hand to answer genealogy questions about the New Italy settlers and their descendants.
Children's activities will be available in the Pavilion while salami wheels and prizes can be won in the piazza throughout the afternoon. Entry is free with food and drinks available at the Tastes of New Italy café. In addition ,the Casa Vecchia Italian Gift shop will be open, with its stylish homewares, stunning ornaments and elegant jewellery.