Nine Lives Festival – Sunday March 1 at The Tivoli
To coincide with its landmark ninth Birthday, Brisbane’s favourite record store Jet Black Cat Music is teaming up with Handsome Tours to present the inaugural Nine Lives Festival. A one-day, three-stage event set to take place indoors and outdoors at The Tivoli, Nine Lives promises to be a Brissy block party for lovers of tunes, friends and community. There will be barbecues burning, coffee and beverages brewing, dogs tails waggin’, and a world class line-up of artists including Aldous Harding, Angie McMahon, Julia Jacklin, Allah-Las, Kevin Morby, Kikagaku Moyo, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and many, many more. Don’t miss this purr-fect day in the Brisbane sunshine and grab your tickets here.
Brisbane Queer Film Festival – Thursday March 5 to Sunday March 15 at New Farm Cinemas
A highlight of the Brisbane queer community calendar, the Brisbane Queer Film Festival (BQFF) returns to New Farm Cinema from March 5 to 15. The festival – which has a 19-film strong program – will present, indulge and empower LGBTIQA and gender diverse film and filmmakers. The opening night flick, And Then We Danced, from director Levan Akin, is a passionate film driven by the liberating power of dance. Sparking violent protests from ultra-conservative groups in contemporary Tbilisi, the film stands as a powerful statement of intent for BQFF’s 21st edition. Head over to the Brisbane Queer Film Festival website to explore the full festival program.
Brewsvegas – Thursday March 12 to Sunday March 22 at various locations
Back for its seventh year, Brewsvegas is a ten-day grass roots celebration of Brisbane’s burgeoning craft beer culture. The 2020 program is happening across some of the city’s most favoured pit-stops to fuel up on frothies, food and fun, including the likes of The Catchment Brewing Co., Fritzenburger, Alfie’s: Craft House, Newstead Brewing Co, Soapbox Beer, Fonzie Abbot, Tippler’s Tap, Sea Legs Brewing Co, Archive Beer Boutique, Netherworld, Mongrel, Brewski Bar, The Foundry and Blute’s Bar, to name just a few. There will be everything from karaoke nights to backyard barbecues, beer trails, pet nat painting parties and 70s-themed shandy soirees. To check out the full program, head to the official website.
World Science Festival – March 25 to 29 at Queensland Museum
From deep oceans to deep space, World Science Festival Brisbane is a supercharged celebration of science set to transform Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct for four days of pure wonder. The festival explores and celebrates the entanglement of science and art through a curated program of thought-provoking conversations, inspiring theatrical and cinematic experiences, interactive workshops and engaging demonstrations. The festival kicks off with a bang, uniting comedians, musicians and scientists for the very nerdy variety show, Dr Karl and Night of the Nerds, there will be a display that allows visitors to watch baby loggerhead turtles hatch from eggs, or head outside to enjoy hands-on science demonstrations and augmented reality experiences at the City of Science. Head to the official website to scope the jam-packed program.
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory – Friday March 20 to Sunday April 12 at QPAC
Get ready to step inside a world of pure imagination – the spectacular new musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is coming to QPAC in March, following a hugely successful season in Sydney and Melbourne. Expect to be treated to songs from the original film including ‘Pure Imagination’, ‘The Candy Man’ and ‘I’ve Got a Golden Ticket’, alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Sure to give you a sugar hit, tickets to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are on sale now – pick up your golden ticket here.
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