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This Week In Brisbane

By Phil Swan - 12 Aug 2013

We're well and truly into August, and we've put together a great line up of things for you to see and do. Bend your mind at the Double Think performance at The Powerhouse; or put your feet up riverside at Cove Bar and Dining. We've got you covered!

The Return of Joan Baez

It's been 25 years since the musical and political force that is Joan Baez laid foot on Australian soil. She is a truly inspirational woman who has marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, and sang on the first Amnesty International tour. But it's her musical talent for which she has been most highly regarded—she's brushed shoulders with Bob Dylan! She's in Brisbane performing tonight at Brisbane Concert Hall, QPAC. Get your tickets here.

Price: from $89

Where: Concert Hall, QPAC

Lunch Sorted! | Cove Bar and Dining

Last night's leftovers, and 6-inch sangas can be put aside this week (standing ovation)! Cove Bar and Dining, in South Bank's River Quay, have a $25 lunch special all week. That includes a main course PLUS a glass of wine or draught beer. All this while chillaxing in the warm winter sun on the River. Sign us up!

Price: $25

Where: Cove Bar and Dining


Rooftop Carnival | Limes Hotel

The crew at Limes know how to make the most of a mid-week weekend. That's right, with a public hol' the next day, there's no excuse not to head into Limes, pull up a hay bail, and throw back a gin cocktail while viewing the fireworks.


Double Think | Brisbane Powerhouse

Double Think is a mind-shifting journey of light and shadow, impeccable dancing, and live set manipulation which makes for a constantly evolving performance. It's really quite clever how the movement, lighting and music all tie in together. The end product is simply amazing and is a must see! The show is on until this Saturday and there's still tix available, so click here for more details.

Price: From $25

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse

Flutter on Fillies | Eagle Farm Racecourse

The Ekka race day is one of those events that doesn't need to be added in to your diary. You know exactly when it is, and you tell yourself every year you're not going to drink as many champagnes as you did last year, and that you're actually going to watch a race! Make the most of the public hol' and head over to Eagle Farm Racecourse for a few sneaky bets and bubbles. Ladies don't forget to pack some flats in your bag. No one likes a barefoot bandit.

Price: From $29

Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse

Crowd Control | The Ekka

The Heck-Yeah Public Holiday is back and why not use it for its intended purpose, no not re-runs of Friends, The Brisbane Exhibition! The Ekka isn't just cows and showbags, check out our full round-up of the must-see's of this years Ekka. Including fashion, food, farm animals & ferris wheel fun.

Price: $28 for Adults

Where: RNA Showgrounds


Taxidermy Art | Jan Murphy Gallery

Leslie Rice (painter) and Julia deVille (sculptor) have teamed up for a truly unique installation—For Days Unnumbered—at the Jan Murphy Gallery. The taxidermy animals are a bit . . . quirky, but, tied in with Leslie's artwork they are a sight to behold. This once-in-a-lifetime exhibit ends on Sunday. More details here.

Stupid Krap Print Show | Kerbside

Stupid Krap are back with a new vision of making limited edition and original artwork affordable and available for the average Joe. Join them at Kerbside tonight from 5pm to view, and hopefully purchase ltd. Ed. artworks from the likes of Beastman, Bec Winnel, Numskull, Twoone + loads more. It goes without saying the beers will be flowing!

Price: Free!

Where: Kerbside


Hendrix at the Powerhouse!

The Long Player Sessions at The Powerhouse are back! If you're not familiar with the concept, it's where local bands cover classic albums from back in the day; Albums that stand the test of time and have an awards list longer than your grandad's ears. This Friday, catch Danny Widdcombe and Friends performing Jimi Hendrix's, Bold As Love, and The Last Hotel performing The Black Crowes' album, The Southern Harmony Musical Companion. It's all going down at the Powerhouse this Friday, so get your tickets here.

Price: From $32

Where: The Powerhouse


Create & Destroy | Billycart Champs

Clear the diary, cancel all existing plans you had for Sunday. The 9th annual Brisbane Billycart Championship is on. Woot woot! Hit the hardware store this week to whip together a pimp'd out ride. Or get along to the Carindale Recreation Reserve from 9:30am to watch all the thrills and spills from the sidelines. More info here.  

Is there something we've missed? Let us know, below!


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