What's on: Brisbane
SHOW YOUR GREEN HEART
BRISBANE'S biggest sustainable living festival is turning ten! Brisbane City Council's Green Heart Fair is back with an action-packed day of hands-on sustainability workshops, green living ideas, eco-gardening, fabulous food and all-day entertainment on June 2. Find it at the Seventh Brigade Park, Murphy Road, Chermside. Seventh Brigade Park, Murphy Rd, ChermsideDon't forget to take your reusable water bottle, coffee cup and a hat.
Go to greenheartfair.com.au.
OPERA IN THE GARDENS
THE Rotary Western Cluster's Opera in the Gardens returns to the Bandstand in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha on June 2. The seven sopranos in 'Australia's Most Beautiful Voices' take to the stage performing a repertoire of opera and musical favourites. Bring a low-backed, comfortable chair and enjoy an exceptional afternoon Food available from 12pm.
Go to operainthegardens.com.
SEW MUCH FUN
BRISBANE Stitches and Craft is a platform to see the latest trends, products and supplies, be inspired by the creators and speak directly to the experts. Find it at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre at South Bank from June 6-9.
Go to stitchesand craft.com.au/Brisbane/.
QUEENSLAND ACCORDION ORCHESTRA INC.
A VARIETY Concert at Queen Alexandra Home, 374 Old Cleveland Rd Coorparoo at 2pm on Sunday, July 28. (Doors open at 1.30pm). Tickets $12pp including light afternoon tea at Intermission. Featuring: Queensland Accordion Orchestra Kay Armstrong, Blue Grass Country Vocalist/Banjo and Mary Martyn, Vocalist. Free Parking. CD "First Impressions" for sale.
Phone Mary on 0731723652, email email@example.com or go to qao.org.au.
WINTER DESIGN MARKET
YOUR favourite winter market is back and even bigger, with more than 50 independent craft and design artists at the QAGOMA Winter Design Market! Shop the fabulous selection of handmade ceramics, jewellery, homewares, textiles and clothing from Brisbane's best makers at the Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Street, South Brisbane. It's on June 8 from 9am-4pm.
Go to qagoma.qld.gov.au.
ENJOY a tantalising array of exhibitor stalls and entertainment at the Briz-Chilli Fest on June 9. From chilli fudge to chilli sauce, beeswax to barbecue relish, jerky to jumping castles and spices to salsa music it's all at this fun festival. Marvel at the competitors vying for the crown in six chilli-food eating competitions on the centre stage.
Enjoy live music from Philip John Trio and Sean Mullen. Dance performances by Brisbane North Chinese Association and Bhangra Dance Group. The festival includes activities for the whole family at Waterfront Park, Newstead.
Go to brizchillifest.com.au.
THE Redcliffe KiteFest features a program bursting with fun activities, roving performers, water shows and live entertainment for both young and old making it the perfect day out for any family.
The main attraction at the Redcliffe KiteFest on June 15 and 16 has to be the beautiful kites that fill the sky. This year the world's best kite flyers will be flying their creations over Redcliffe. Kite flyers from Malaysia, China, New Zealand and Australia will amaze the crowds with their stunts and majestic kites, which will include some of the world's biggest kites. In addition to the kites, the sky will also play host to an aerobatic display daily. This year you will also be able to make your own kite to fly in the sky. The kite making workshops will operate daily, and there will be experts on hand to show you the tricks of the trade as you fly your kite in the public kite flying zone. Kites will be flying each day from 9am-4pm.
Go to redcliffekitefest.com.au/ main-stage.
SEEK, AND YE SHALL FIND
THE Finders Keepers is the longest running design market in Australia and a community favourite among stallholders and shoppers alike. This market is where you can discover the very best and latest in Australian art and design and find, seek, and keep. From hand-built ceramics to hand brewed facial oils - there are over 150 stalls to be discovered.
Start seeking in Brisbane from June 21-23 at the Brisbane Showgrounds. Go to thefinderskeepers.com.
QUEENSLAND Parliament is proud to offer Traditional High Tea in the Strangers' Dining Room. Enjoy a selection of delicacies prepared by the Parliament's resident chefs while taking in the beauty of Queensland's premier heritage building. Join the Parliamentary Attendants for a complimentary tour of Parliament House following the High Tea service on June 21 from 10am-11.30am. Go to parliament.qld.gov.au/ explore/visitors/High-Tea.