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14 Events to Hit Brisbane This February

14 Events to Hit Brisbane This February

Thursday January 29th, 2015

The month of February is full of culture and festivity, with Brisbane holding some epic events not to be missed. From the ICC Cricket World Cup to the Chinese cultural show Shen Yun, there’s something to suit everyone. Here’s our pick of what’s happening in Brisbane this February:

Shen Yun

For just two days, the global phenomenon that is Shen Yun will grace the stage at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. It will feature exquisite costumes, animated backdrops, and its own unique orchestra. With Shen Yun’s ability to transform you into another world, it’s little wonder this show is selling out globally.

 

When: 3 – 4 February

Where: Concert Hall, QPAC

MELT: A Celebration of Queer Arts and Culture

To coincide with Sydney’s famous Mardi Gras, the Brisbane Powerhouse will host MELT, a celebration of music, cabaret, comedy, circus, visual arts and community panels, as well as an inspirational queer film festival. Celebrate summer and help promote LGBTIQ rights.

 

When: 5 – 15 February

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse

Australian Enduro-x Nationals

Enduro-x has been seeing great success in both the USA and Europe and is the fastest growing motorcycle sport in Australia in the past three years. Over three rounds, the Enduro-x Nationals will test skill, stamina and endurance, with the Brisbane round seeing the country’s best off-road motorcycle riders compete over a course of rocks, logs, tyres and creek beds.

 

When: 7 February

Where: Sydney Dragway

Star Trek Live in Concert

Star Trek Live in Concert boldly goes where no other performance has gone and explores a glorious collaboration of music and film. In a Queensland premier event, J.J. Abram’s acclaimed film is brought to life with the Academy-Award winning Michael Giacchino’s score, performed by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

 

When: 7 February

Where: Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Benjamin Schostakowski, director of multi-award winning A Tribute of Sorts, has created a sensational rendition of a classic Shakespeare play. Managing to transport the playwright’s enchanted lovers, fools and fairies from the wilderness of Athens to a nostalgia-tinged vision of Australian suburbia, this clever performance promises to deliver a sensuous cocktail of humour and darkness.

 

When: 7 February – 7 March

Where: Roundhouse Theatre

The Divine Miss Bette

For more than four years, Catherine Alcorn has been wowing audiences with The Divine Miss Bette, enjoying sold out seasons right across Australia. Catherine is an award-winning performance artist who’s been described as “magnificent”, “hilarious”, “energetic”, and “charismatic”. Her superb voice combined with sharp comedic timing has the audience wrapped around her finger from the moment she walks on stage.

 

When: 12 – 13 February

Where: J Theatre, Noosa and Brisbane Powerhouse

Spring Romance

In the spirit of St Valentine’s Day, the Schonell Theatre at the University of Queensland will feature Spring Romance, a hysterical take on workplace love in show business. The musical comedy includes David Hibbard, alongside a great cast and songs from Franz Lehar, Gilbert and Sullivan, and Meredith Wilson.

 

When: 13 – 15 February

Where: Schonell Theatre, St Lucia

Angus & Julia Stone

In support of their self-titled third album Angus & Julia Stone, Angus and Julia Stone will hit Brisbane’s Riverstage for a sensational night of outdoor entertainment. Joining the duo will be Cloud Control, Jarryd James, and Little May.

 

When: 13 February

Where: Riverstage Brisbane

Circa Beyond

Celebrate with your Valentine and enjoy a warm, surreal and unexpectedly moving blend of dynamic circus acts, enchanting ballads and bewitching showtunes. Set on multiple stages within stages, red-curtained world’s separate seven artists each with their own athletic and graceful performance.

 

When: 14 February

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse

Guy Sebastian Madness Tour

Australia’s most successful male artist will embark on his first ever national arena tour, stopping at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Feb 14th. For intense fans, the “Mad House” ticket is a must, allowing fans an up-close-and-personal experience and involvement in the show.

 

When: 14 February

Where: Brisbane Entertainment Centre

(Not) The Last Night of Proms

Originally conceived in the days of the Empire when Britannia ruled the waves, the Last night of the Proms is a celebration of popular classics, patriotism, pomp and circumstance. The concert features classics such as God Save the Queen, Jerusalem, Carmen and the William Tell Overture.

 

When: 17 February

Where: Brisbane City Hall

The Pirates of Penzance

For fans of Gilbert and Sullivan, this condensed version of the popular Pirates of Penzance performance is sure to delight. Starring a cast of only six energetic and brilliant performers, the hilarious show features Philip Gould as the swashbuckling Pirate King.

 

When: 18 February

Where: Redland Performing Arts Centre

ICC Cricket World Cup

Set across both Australia and New Zealand, the only game to hit Brisbane in this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup will be held February 21st at The Gabba. The game: Australia Vs Bangladesh.

 

When: 21 February

Where: The Gabba, Brisbane

Brisbane Comedy Festival

Starring the best of Australian and international comedians, the Brisbane Comedy Festival will have your sides aching as you roar with laughter at Brisbane’s Powerhouse. Festival event highlights include Chris Wainhouse, Jack Druce, Dave Thornton, and Fiona O’Loughlin. The main event will be the Brisbane Comedy Festival Gala, to be held at the newly-renovated City Hall on Feb 28th.

 

When: 24 February – 22 March

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse

Flickerfest

The team behind Flickerfest handpick the most cutting edge short films to ensure three nights of the most innovative, provocative, and wildly entertaining short films. The opening night will see the best of Australian film making, while night’s two and three will check out the best of international works.

 

When: 26 – 28 February

Where: Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane

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