Queensland’s top events this April

When: Tuesday 2 April, 7:30pm
Where: SunPAC Theatre, Sunnybank
More information: sunpac.net.au
In Between Two is a platform for two trailblazing stars of the Australian music scene to survey the forces that have shaped their way. TZU’s Joelistics and ARIA-nominated producer James Mangohig are icons of Australian hip-hop, but their family histories are as complex and layered as their lyrics.


When: Tuesday 2 April, 4pm
Where: Metro Arts, Brisbane CBD
More information: supercelldancefestival.com
The Bunker Project is a creative development exploring the physical threat of virtual alarm. We are reminded of our frailty in a world where utter destruction is not only possible, it is threatened offhandedly in a tweet – looking at you Trump. This performance work explores the question: How do we construct the illusion of safety in a climate of fear?


When: Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 April
Where: Concert Hall, QPAC
More information: oq.com.au
Opera Queensland’s bold 2019 season launches with the Helpmann Award-winning production, A Flowering Tree. Exploring themes of magic, transformation and the healing power of deep and selfless love, A Flowering Tree is a majestic retelling of a traditional Indian folk tale by world-renowned composer John Adams.


When: Until Wednesday 3 April
Where: Various locations throughout Brisbane
More information: curiocitybrisbane.com
Visitors are invited to challenge their “Curiocity” as imagination, innovation, creativity, science, technology and art intersect in Brisbane. Curiocity Brisbane is an immersive, interactive and multi-sensory experience that links the city from South Bank to New Farm.


When: Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 April. 9pm
Where: Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse
More information: supercelldancefestival.com.au
THINK Salon is a gathering of curious thinkers and inspired minds, held as part of Supercell Dance Festival. Join in each evening as a panel of experts unpack hot topics through the eyes of activists, artists and audiences. THINK Salons are facilitated conversations that look to situate ourselves in this rapidly changing 21st century world.


When: Friday 5 April, 7:30pm
Where: Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
More information: supercelldancefestival.com
Joshua Pether negotiates the boundaries of fantasy and reality to navigate past psychological and physical traumas. As fact and fiction collide within a highly sensorial environment, he and the audience form a shared bond which explores perceptions of mental health, our relationship to trauma and our ability for empathy.


When: Until Saturday 6 April
Where: La Boite, Kelvin Grove
More information: laboite.com.au
HWY is an annual festival that encourages artists to stretch boundaries and take risks, inviting audiences to enter into a dialogue around new work and theatre practice. Over an action-packed two weeks, HWY attendees participate in readings, showings, workshops, masterclasses, conversations and pitches.


When: Tuesday 9 – Friday 12 April
Where: Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
More information: brisbanepowerhouse.org
Join two time-travelling scientists as they explore all things dinosaurs. Using science, circus, puppetry and plenty of imagination, Dinosaur Time Machine is a visual feast that gives dino lovers young and old an unforgettable glimpse into the past.


When: Tuesday 9 – Sunday 14 April
Where: Various locations throughout Queensland
More information: culturalfest.org
A 700kg Koala Mascot hits the road to celebrate the upcoming quarter-century anniversary of Townsville Cultural Fest (TCF25). This mammoth marsupial will tour regional Queensland as it journeys from Brisbane to its new home from 9-14 April. The furry mascot will stop at communities including Maroochydore, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Mackay and Bowen.


When: Until Saturday 13 April
Where: Metro Arts, Brisbane CBD
More information: metroarts.com.au
Christine Morrow exhibits new work that aims to complicate the traditional relationship between painting and architecture. Paintings utilises a new technique of creating structures out of paintings which zip together, constructing walls and partitions to occupy a space between painting, sculpture, installation and architecture.


When: Until Saturday 13 April
Where: Metro Arts, Brisbane CBD
More information: metroarts.com.au
Shivanjani Lal’s exhibition Yaad Karo looks at the history of migration that links her personal history to the indentured labour communities of India and the Pacific. It consists of 140 hand-stitched maps and images from the artist’s grandmother’s archive.


When: Until Saturday 13 April
Where: Various locations throughout regional Queensland
More information: artour.com.au
Some of Australia’s most entertaining comedians have gone bush and are hitting regional Queensland with what promises to be the most raucous night of the year: the 2019 Outback Comedy Gala. The Outback Comedy Gala hits the dusty road with Dave Williams, Christine Basil, Ting Lim and Craig Quartermaine.


When: Wednesday 17 – Sunday 28 April
Where: Various locations throughout the Gold Coast
More information: bleachfestival.com.au
Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival celebrates its eighth birthday in April. The 12-day festival presents one of Australia’s leading and most exciting site-specific contemporary arts programs, featuring work across all genres including dance, theatre, contemporary music, opera, installations, circus and major public events.


When: Wednesday 17 April – Saturday 25 May
Where: Baedecker Wine Bar, 111 Constance St, Fortitude Valley
More information: brisbaneimmersive.com
Was it Professor Plum, in the conservatory with the candlestick, or Miss Scarlett, in the drawing room with the dagger?
An evening of music, mayhem and mystery will turn to murder in a fascinating tale of secrets and revenge in the golden age of high society when Cluedo! returns to Brisbane for Queensland’s biggest-ever immersive theatre season.

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