Laura Marling: Tuesday March 10
A captivating presence both on stage and record, prolific English singer-songwriter Laura Marling will perform live this Tuesday at The Outpost. Deliberately taking in venues conducive to the rich details embedded carefully within her music, this tour sees Marling in the country for the first time since the release of LUMP, her critically acclaimed and highly ambitious collaboration with Mike Lindsay of band Tunng.
Tickets $60.90, available here.
7pm, Little Valley Lane, Warner Street, Fortitude Valley, secretsounds.com
Ben Folds: The Symphonic Tour: Wednesday March 11
Ben Folds will perform his hits with symphony musicians live when he joins Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Folds, widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our time, is a renowned pop artist who has also composed critically acclaimed classical works of his own, travelling the globe performing with some of the world’s best orchestras for over a decade. Don’t miss this incredible night of music-making!
Tickets from $89, available here.
Corner Melbourne St and Grey St, Melbourne St, South Brisbane, qpac.com.au
DIY Natural Skin Care Workshop: Thursday March 12
So, you want to start making your own products to reduce packaging, save money and get rid of chemicals? Yes. But a simple google of 'DIY Skin Care' left you travelling down a Pinterest wormhole. Oh no! Don't worry, Biome have got you! Head along to a fun and interactive workshop where you can learn to work with your skin and not against it. You'll even get to make and take a cleansing clay bar, hydrating alcohol free toner and nourishing face serum.
Tickets $35, available here.
6pm-7.30pm, Biome Collective, 2 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, biome.com.au
Cheese Week: Friday March 13 - Friday March 20
Brie-lieve it or not, Friday kicks of a week of CHEESE! Cheese Week returns to Portside Wharf with cheesy specials too gouda to miss. Over the course of the week, treat your taste buds to cheesecake and coffee, three cheese pasta and four cheese pizza, cheese gnocchi, cheesy naans, cheese platters or even superfood-friendly nachos with cashew cheese. There’s even a Beer Meats Cheese night and Wine and Cheese Pairing Experience!
See the line-up of cheesy events, here.
Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton, portsidewharf.com.au
Mike van Acker in Sacked: Friday March 13
Mike van Acker had his dream job doing breakfast radio on a Brisbane radio station, until he was unceremoniously ‘let go’ two weeks before last Christmas.
The recovery began immediately, and led to the creation of Sacked – his take on corporate rejection, starting over, and forging a new path when you were actually pretty happy with the path you were on.
Sacked is a peak behind the curtain of commercial radio, and at the process of rebuilding and starting over.
Tickets $32, available here.
Paddo Tavern, 186 Given Terrace, Paddington, sitdowncomedyfringe.com.au
Intrude at Eagle Street Pier: Friday March 13 - Sunday March 29
In a first for Brisbane, Australian artist Amanda Parer will showcase her world famous Intrude artwork installation, featuring giant inflatable, seven-metre tall luminous bunnies at Eagle Street Pier this March.
Standing tall yet relaxed at seven-metres high, the bunnies of Intrude will see their first visit to Brisbane as this world-renowned artwork installation lands at Eagle Street Pier. Brisbane’s premier Riverside dining precinct is pleased to bring this impressive and intriguing installation to Brisbane City for all to enjoy for free.
Eagle Street Pier, 45 Eagle St, Brisbane City, eaglestreetpier.com.au
Beerfest: Saturday March 14
BeerFest will take festival-goers on a journey of beer and food discovery; exploring rare brews, beer/food pairing and exclusive festival brews, ciders, cocktails and boutique spirits from around the Country, direct from the brewers themselves.
Over 300 unique, exotic and small batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails and wines, hand crafted and perfectly complemented by the most decadent local street eats. Plus, Art vs Science will be headlining!
Tickets from $11.60, available here.
1pm-8pm, Sporting Fields, Victoria Park, Brisbane, bris.beerfestivals.com.au
TRIPLE X by Glace Chase: Saturday March 14
Head along to the premiere of TRIPLE X by Glace Chase.
Scotty has it all: a multimillion-dollar loft in downtown Manhattan, a high-flying Wall Street job, and he’s about to marry the perfect fiancée, who also happens to be loaded. But when he meets trans performance artist Dexie, he discovers he wants something more. A friend? A confidante? A lover?
When the secret of their affair gets out, it’s sure to shock not only his dudebro Jase, his highly-strung mother Deb, and his lesbian activist sister Claire, but also a theatre audience strapped in for the ride of their lives.
From the wickedly funny pen of Australian-born, New York-based playwright, comedienne and performer Glace Chase, this play is an hilarious, honest and emotionally affecting look at entitlement, hypocrisy, and the realities of love.
Tickets from $35, available here.
7.30pm, Bille Brown Theatre, 78 Montague Road, West End, queenslandtheatre.com.au
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