Great Events coming up in Brisbane

After months in hibernation, Brisbane is finally beaming back to life!
Here are just a few of Aruga’s top events happening in Brisbane!

ANDREW TUTTLE AND CLOUD TANGLE
When: Wednesday 16 September, 8pm
Where: The Tivoli, 52 Costin St, Fortitude Valley
Tickets: $25 + booking fee
More Info: brisbanefestival.com.au
This exclusive double-launch event features Brisbane multi-instrumentalists and songwriters Andrew Tuttle and Cloud Tangle (Amber Ramsay) as they debut works from their respective albums, Alexandra and Kinds of Sadness.

A mix of banjo and guitar, Andrew’s live performance will take you on a journey through the Australian bushland, while Cloud Tangle evokes a mood equally devastating and beautiful with as many heart-opening moments along the way.

S’WONDERFUL – A TRIBUTE TO THE LADIES OF THE ’40s, ’50s, AND ’60s
When: Wednesday 16 September 2020, 11am
Where: SunPAC, 470 McCullough Street, Sunnybank
Tickets: $28
More Info: sunpac.net.au
S’Wonderful: A Tribute to the Ladies of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s includes popular swing, jazz, blues, soul and country songs.

Featuring iconic songs from the best voices of their time, including Billie Holiday, Etta James and Aretha Franklin, Mel Melody and her pianist will transport audiences back to the golden era of music.

ROM COMS & NOM NOMS
When: Wednesday 16 September 2020, 5pm
Where: Post Office Square, Brisbane City
Tickets: Free
More Info: visitbrisbane.com.au
Enjoy mid-week Rom Coms & Nom Noms at Brisbane City’s newest pop-up cinema and pop-up bar.

The inner-city green space of Post Office Square will host a line-up of popular romantic comedies and a pop-up bar catered by Isles Lane.

This week’s flick is My Best Friend’s Wedding which features rom-com queens Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz.

BIRKBECKS JEWELLERS PINK RIBBON CUP RACEDAY
When: Saturday 19 September, 10am – 5:30pm
Where: Gold Coast Turf Club, Bundall
Tickets: From $30
More Info: gctc.com.au
A sizzling calendar of Spring Racing Carnival events thunders from the gates with the return of Birkbecks Jewellers Pink Ribbon Cup Raceday on Saturday 19 September.

Raising funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), the event will feature live on-track racing, alongside premium and party packages.

Those who can’t make it to the track this year can still participate in the Virtual Fashions Off The Field competition. The COVID-busting concept encourages fashionistas from across Australia to “think pink”, make a donation to the NBCF and post a photo on Instagram of their raceday outfit.

REMAKE-REGENERATE-RECLAIM
When: Saturday 19 September, 4pm
Where: Bunyapa Park, West End
Tickets: Free
More Info: brisbanefestival.com
Digi Youth Arts presents a collection of performances across music and spoken word in response to Uncle Richard Bell’s Embassy; a public space for imagining and articulating alternate futures and reflecting on, or retelling, stories of oppression and displacement.

These performances are the outcome of a creative development program that nurtures the next generation of Indigenous young people by providing space to remake, regenerate and reclaim their culture through performance, visual art and music.

SUNSUPER NIGHT SKY
When: Every Friday and Saturday until Saturday 26 September, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Various locations throughout Brisbane
Tickets: Free event
More Info: brisbanefestival.com.au
Buildings across Brisbane’s skyline play host to an interconnecting and pulsing laser beam installation set to an ethereal soundtrack.

Created by Australia’s most renowned audio-visual artist Robin Fox, this exquisite light installation is visible for miles from hundreds of vantage points across Brisbane.

BRAINBOW MAGIC
When: Until Sunday 27 September 2020
Where: Metro Arts, West End
Tickets: Free event
More Info: brisbanefestival.com.au
At a time when communities are processing the difficult emotions and experiences of the global pandemic, Hiromi Tango’s sensory work Brainbow Magic is both healing and transformative – a rainbow after the storm.

This new art installation seeks to bring comfort and spark joy through the magic of fluorescence.

CHRISTOPHER WAYNE: FULLY CLOTHED
When: Thursday 24 September – Saturday 26 September
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
Tickets: From $49 + booking fee
More Info: brisbanepowerhouse.org
Comedy magician Christopher Wayne is bringing his hilarious, family-friendly, magic show to Brisbane Powerhouse.

Prepare to witness impossible magic, up close and personal, in this one-of-a-kind magic show that’s guaranteed to be a fun and unforgettable experience for the whole family.

WYNNUM FRINGE
When: Friday 13 – Sunday 15 November
Where: Edith Street, Wynnum
More Info: wynnumfringe.com
Brisbane is set to get its own fringe festival when the inaugural Wynnum Fringe takes over the bayside streets from 13 to 15 November 2020.

Centred around the Edith Street festival hub, Wynnum Fringe will activate empty shopfronts, laneways, driveways and carparks with a variety of artistic works spanning theatre, cabaret, music, art installations and circus performances.

Festival Founder Tom Oliver is on the hunt for local performers and artists to register their interest in taking part in this year’s festival.

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