What's on: Brisbane
THE Australian premiere season of The Revisionist, written by Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg and presented by Refraction Theatre, will be performed at Metro Arts from November 7-14. Eisenberg's Academy Award nomination was for his performance as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network.
The play starts when young writer David arrives in Poland with a crippling case of writer's block and a desire to be left alone. His 75-year-old second cousin Maria welcomes him with a fervent need to connect with her distant American family. As their relationship develops, she reveals details about her post-war past that test their ideas of what it means to be a family.
The Revisionist is a stunning exploration of obsession, secrets and the nature of family. It stars Kate Wilson and Michael Mandalios, with direction by Caroline Dunphy.
BROMS ON SHOW
EXPLORE the world of bromeliads, tropicals and indoor plants to orchids, hoyas, begonias and succulents at the Bromeliad and Tropicals Show and Sales on November 2-3 at Belmont Shooting Complex.
Presented by the Bromeliad Society of Queensland (BSQ), this popular two-day family-friendly event will feature thousands of plants for sale and free advice from experienced growers.
Go to broms queensland.com.au.
AUSTRALIA'S leading design market takes over the Brisbane Showgrounds at Bowen Hills from Friday, November 8 until Sunday, November 10.
This market champions creativity and features the work of independent makers and designers from across Australia.
Go to thefinderskeepers.com.
QUEENSLAND Wildlife Artists Society Inc invites you and your family to its annual exhibition and sale event at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium from November 7-10. Enjoy a stunning display of original art inspired by Australia's native animals and unique flora and fauna. Complementing the showcase are books, cards and prints available for sale.
Go to qldwildlifeartists.com.au.
MORE than dance, Bespoke is a multi-sensory experience bringing together artists to disrupt the norm by interlacing technology and dance at Brisbane Powerhouse from November 8-. It is a place where artists inspire each other to create ground-breaking, thought-provoking and relevant new works.
This season's choreographers include Queensland Ballet's own rising talent Jack Lister, as well as collaborations with independent dance makers Craig Davidson and Gabrielle Nankivell. Gabrielle's work will also feature artists from Expressions Dance Company.
Bespoke will begin outside the theatre, creating a sensory dance experience with a dance film directed and choreographed by Cass Mortimer Eipper and filmmakers Pixelframe, alongside a photography installation of works by David Kelly.
Go to brisbane powerhouse.org.
IT'S A WONDERLAND
SHOWCASING burlesque, circus, cabaret, music, comedy, poetry, theatre and variety shows from both international and Australian artists, Wonderland Festival from November 21-December 1 is set to take over Brisbane Powerhouse.
Expect a cavalcade of fearless physical feats, captivating live music, won't-believe-your-eyes magic and laugh-out-loud comedy. The 30 spectacular events have been hand picked to surprise and delight, with a line-up of talented performers.
Go to brisbane powerhouse.org.
HEAD to La Boite Theatre from November 27-December 7 and enjoy all the hits from beloved holiday classic Love Actually wrapped up with a sprig of holly, comedy and charm in Christmas Actually. Bursting with nativity lobsters (yes, more than one), cinnamon sticks and endless fun, Christmas Actually is the ultimate silly season starter.
Go to laboite.com.au.
HISTORIC Karuna House at Windsor will again open its doors on November 29 and welcome guests to take part in Karuna Hospice's major fundraising event of the year.
Get ready to fill your Christmas gift bags with unique gifts, decorations and festive foods while you enjoy the live music.
Funds raised go towards the Karuna Hospice Service - an in-home palliative care service for the Brisbane North region.
Go to karuna.org.au.