Top 10 things On in Brisbane this week 13/10/2019

Suddenly experiencing an increase in cat-human hybrid related nightmares? How easily you’ve forgotten the early 2000s.


10) Dami Im 2019 Tour

19th October

What: The HIT Network Presents Australia’s most revered pop artist of the new millennium, Dami Im is set to take her all new national tour on the road in 2019. Bringing her exciting band along, concert goers can expect to see something special in Dami’s live show; an array of established hits and fan favourites from X Factor, power ballad and international Eurovision smash, “Sound of Silence” and a mix of new material including ‘Dreamer’.

Why: ‘Australia’s most revered pop artist’? Sia must be fuming under that Pekingese on her head.


9) Wanderlust 108

19th October

What: Combining a 5K run, yoga, and meditation at your favourite local park, Wanderlust 108 is a field day for the mindful community. Join the global movement for a day of practice, fitness and spontaneous dance parties.

Why: We’ve given you the address of the event and the length of the radius in the relation to the event you’ll need to avoid. You’re welcome.


8) Pacific Fashion Festival

19th October

What: Pacific Fashion Festival is back for its 6th show with a line up of designers, models and entertainment from all over the Pacific. Designers from the Brisbane local multicultural community in Australia and across the Pacific collaborate to create a production to stimulate an appetite for Pacific fashion in the Australian market to the world.

Why: Turns out fashion doesn’t racially discriminate. Just economically, socially, by age, by attractiveness and based on whether or not you consider a goat more appealing when it’s standing in a field or when it’s skinned, bloody and screaming for the release of death.


7) The Cellar Series 2019 Concert #2 God Save The Queen

13th October

What: Be enchanted by the sounds of colonial Queensland with a fine drawing-room concert performed by the Enoggera Ensemble. Banjo, mandolin and guitar clubs were all the rage a hundred years ago. This new incarnation delights in sharing the fascinating sound of the phenomenon through performances of music that was once performed in Queensland. The Enoggera Ensemble promises a highly original concert experience taking you back to yesteryear and beyond with their blend of classical music, opera, folk, rag-time and Australiana.

Why: Music so experimental that if you find it instinctively appealing, they’ll be violently offended.


6) MOSAIC Multicultural Festival 

13th October

What: The MOSAIC Multicultural Festival celebrates the rich cultural contributions that encompass multicultural Queensland. “Together we are Queensland. Together we are a vibrant MOSAIC of people; each of us with a story to tell and a culture to celebrate.” Enjoy live music, cultural performances, art exhibitions, food stalls and much more.

Why: Don’t forget the big blindingly white sharp bit of mosaic glass that’s stuck right up the arse area of the guy pictured on the artwork that is Queensland. Not everyone is welcome in every restaurant yet.


5) Pinot Palooza 

13th October

What: Pinot Palooza is wine that rocks. Their line-up of Pinot producers are the best from Australia, New Zealand and beyond. So come, soak up the wine, music and taste your way across the #pinot spectrum. Highlights of this festival include over 200 wines, 70 wineries, Bar Vermouth, Beer (of course) and a massive food line up.

Why: It’s a wine festival, but they’ve used ‘palooza’ in the title and also made use of a hashtag. Meaning you’re already dominating them on the dignity leader-board. You have dignity to spare. Check which relatives have functioning livers and go nuts.


4) Jimmy Barnes: Shutting Down Your Town Tour

19th October

What: ‘Barnesy’ is the heart and soul of Australian rock & roll. It’s time to finally return to what he loves most – electrifying audiences with one of the greatest catalogues in the history of Oz rock with the Shutting Down Your Town Tour featuring Cold Chisel anthems, solo classics like Working Class Man and Ain’t No Second Prize plus his current radio hit, Shutting Down Our Town.

Why: If Barnesy is the heart and soul of Australian rock & roll, frankly, we should all be on benefits. Pacemakers aren’t cheap, you know.


3) The Cat Empire: Stolen Diamonds Tour

19th October

What: Australia’s kings of real good, feel good roots pop, The Cat Empire return home for another triumphant lap around the country this October and November still riding high on the success of their most recent studio album, Stolen Diamonds. An empire of loyal Australian fans will again have the opportunity to celebrate the band’s most recent acclaimed material and revisit some of the enduring, and indeed endearing classics that have secured their status as one of the world’s most beloved live acts.

Why: Hello? The 7PM Project on Channel Ten? Dear god you’re looking old.


2) John Waters: Make Trouble Tour 

16th October

What: The one and only John Waters returns to Australia with his world acclaimed one-man show, filled with “comic anarchy” – the unique brand of outrageous insights and urbane wit that once earned the cult filmmaker and pop culture icon the moniker, The Pope of Trash.

Why: You know who he is, bitch. He’s the filthiest person alive, that’s who he is.


1) Oktoberfest Brisbane

18th-20th October

What: Don your Dirndl or Lederhosen and get ready to feast your eyes on all things German at Oktoberfest Brisbane – Australia’s largest German festival. Connect with fellow culture-seeking enthusiasts at the Brisbane Showgrounds as the space comes to life with Oktoberfest Brisbane’s famous Bavarian flair. From schnitzels to pretzels, you’ll love the authentic flavours and treats the festival has to offer. There will also be a spectacular line-up of live entertainment with music by the Bavarian Oompah band ‘Münchner Buam’, Heidi the Yodeller and Alpenrosen Dance Group.

Why: Schnitzels, pretzels and Heidi the Yodeller. Well, a few things make more sense now. It’s quite easy to focus on world domination when you’re not distracted by anything that tastes good, or sounds good, or looks good…

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