What’s on: Brisbane
THE LAND OF DREAMS
Queensland Maritime Museum looks at the waves of immigrants that settled our state from the first free British settlers to those of all nationalities fleeing war-torn Europe in The Land of Dreams - Over the Seas to Queensland. You'll see the ships, the personal journeys and stories, sea chests, diaries, small souvenirs and photographs of these remarkable voyages. On show until February 10, at the Queensland Maritime Museum, Cnr Stanley and Sidon Streets, South Brisbane.
Go to martimemuseum.com.au
MEET ME AT THE PARAGON
Explore the American-style cafes and milk bars your parents probably frequented as a child in Meet Me At the Paragon- The Greek Café Phenomenon. This exhibition takes you to the cafes that served banana splits, fish 'n' chips, ice cream sundaes and homemade sweets, and were likely owned by Greek migrants. Experience the atmosphere and retrace the history of Queensland's Greek cafes by learning the past and present real stories of the families that ran them in this fascinating exhibition. On show until March 14, at Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, Level 4, State Library of Queensland
Go to slq.qld.gov.au
TWIST AND SHOUT
Recreating the magic of The Beatles and the timeless hits of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr at QPAC's Concert Hall. 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 ten in The Beatles Twist & Shout on January 15.
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.
Go to qpac.com.au
LOUIS WITHOUT LIMITS
After a sell-out tour in 2016, the king of documentaries, Louis Theroux, returns to the Australian stage with a brand-new live show: Louis Without Limits on January 15 at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Join the fearless multi-award-winning BBC filmmaker as he delves into subjects from his catalogue of extraordinary work and uncovers what happened after the cameras stopped rolling.
Go to premier.ticketek.com.au
BOOK LOVER'S BONANZA
The Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane is back bringing over a million books across ten massive days to raise vital funds for Lifeline. It's not just books up for grabs. You'll also find comics, magazines, records, stationery, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, vinyl, board games, sheet music and more. Gather your fellow book lovers to browse the four and a half kilometres of tables holding up 22 semi-trailer-loads of books! Do go early, they restock regularly throughout Bookfest, but the most popular books always sell out quickly. It's on from January 18 to 27 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Go to unitingcareqld.com.au/lifeline/bookfest
GIVE SOMEONE A FUREVER HOME
Animals will be travelling from all over Queensland for Pop Up Adoption 2020 to meet you and find their 'furever' home. RSPCA Foster Care, Education and Veterinarian teams, as well as their World for Pets pop up store will also be at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on January 18. Go to popupadoption.com.au