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By Sophia McMeekin - 09 Dec 2013

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16 sleeps 'til Christmas?! Holy smokes, that came up quick. It's probably best you take your mind off the looming 'family time' by going to as many of these rad events this week as possible. You only have so much freedom left before you're stuck playing Monopoly with the fam' for 4 hours.

Wednesday 11th

Dane Adamo LIVE | Press Club
Do you like your live music on the quieter, soulful side? Local lad Dane Adamo is launching his brand new EP 'Circle of Lies' at Press Club tonight. He usually performs solo, but tonight he'll be backed by a full band. What a treat!

Where | Press Club
Price| Free

Thursday 12th

WISEenough Zine Launch | The Box
WISEenough is a brand new magazine packed with poetry, stories, and essays by a heap of talented Brisbane writers. The launch of this new arty mag is happening tonight at The Box. They'll have performance poet, Scott Wings up on stage, and local bands The Bell Divers and White Elephant performing. Mosey along and support some of Brissy's brightest talents.

Where | The Box
Price | Free

Friday 13th

Bright Star Carols | South Bank
Harrison Craig and Luke Kennedy from The Voice, will be lighting up the River Quay amphitheatre from the 13th to 22nd of December, singing all of your favourite Christmas carols from 6:30pm.

Where | River Quay Amphitheatre
Price | Free

Bright Star Movies | South Bank
What are you going to do once the Christmas carols finish at 7:30pm? Keep your butt parked because there are Christmas movies on the big screen! The kids (and probably the grown ups) will be totally excited for the likes of Miracle on 34th Street, and The Polar Express. Movies run from 7:30pm every night until the 24th.

Where | River Quay Amphitheatre
Price | Free

The Gin Club 10th Anniversary | Black Bear Lodge
The Gin Club are a Brisbane collective whom met at an open mic night at a well known Brisbane Irish Pub. Since that night, four albums and countless gigs have followed, bringing them to today, their 10th anniversary. Drop in to Black Bear tonight for a bit of a toe tap and head bop.

Where | Black Bear Lodge
Price | $18.40

Saturday 14th

SLAM Beach Volleyball Festival
SLAM returns to Noosa today, bringing beach volleyball teams from all over SEQ to duke it out for the coveted title. It doesn't matter whether you're a novice or a pro, all skill levels are invited to have a dig. Or you could just go along and check out the eye candy.

Where | Main Beach, Noosa
Price | Free to watch, $40 to Compete

Playtime | Institute of Modern Art (IMA)
Many of our ideas about art stem from the notion of innocent, childish creativity. Playtime, however, is not so innocent. Watch as Brisbane artist Jenny Watson's childish paintings are brought to life through transgressive performance. If that doesn't excite you, maybe a rubber glove puppet show will?

Where | IMA
Price | Free

Sunday 15th

The Feel Good Band | Lock'n'Load
Matt Witney has a solid folk/jazz background (he studied jazz guitar at University for heaven's sake!) and now he's back in town for a one night stand at Lock'n'Load tonight with the Feel Good Band. Order yourself a tower of cider and chill out to the jazzy grooves of this local legend.

Where | Lock'n'Load
Price | Free

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