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In Queensland, we showcase world-class global events in the most dazzling destinations. Whatever your passion, you’ll find an event to suit right here in Queensland.

From epic endurance races to gourmet food festivals, blockbuster sporting events to world–class exhibitions, culturally immersive Indigenous experiences to electrifying country music celebrations, our calendar embraces art, culture, music, food, wine, sport - and everything in between. 

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Maajid Nawaz: Dangerous Dialogue

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Pushing back against the delusions that the bulk of global terrorism has either everything or nothing to do with Islam, Think Inc. will be hosting a triumvirate of voices at the forefront of intellectual honesty in their discourse on religious extremism:

A Room for Wild Animals

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$11.50 - 44.50
25 February 2017 – 16 April 2018
Get up close to 20 taxidermy specimens including big cats, bears and deer. In this Ipswich first, these large specimens have been pulled out of the Queensland Museum vaults so we can learn more about them.

19th and 20th Century Works

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
18 March 2017 – 14 October 2018
View some of the finest pieces from the Ipswich Art Gallery’s collection of 19th and early 20th century fine art and folk art, as well as contemporary works reflecting Ipswich’s heritage. Visit the upper level to see exceptional works such as the mid-19th century cedar sideboard crafted by George Dowden for the Cribb family’s historic Ipswich residence ‘Gooloowan’, Australian paintings such as Frosty morning by key Australian landscape painter Elioth Gruner, and the exquisite Australian wildflower tea service designed by renowned Australian botanical artist Ellis Rowan.

Mao's Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$9 - 12
1 December 2017 – 29 April 2018
Discover one man’s incredible journey from poverty to world-famous artist in this exclusive Museum of Brisbane exhibition. Features never-before-seen interviews, performance footage and personal artefacts in an intimate portrait of a contemporary Australian icon.

The Kite Wishes Project

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
1 December 2017 – 29 April 2018
Mao’s Last Dancer Li Cunxin has a life-long love of kites, creating and flying them as a child in rare and precious moments with his father. Kites became a metaphor for Li’s life, as his career soared beyond the impoverished commune of his childhood to the ballet stages of the world.

Every Day I Wait - Anne Scott Wilson

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
23 January – 15 April 2018
Artist Anne Scott Wilson draws on 30 years of live performance and exhibitions to explore the relationship between movement and meaning. Her works meditate on the years of strenuous practice and endurance dancers undertake relative to their brief moments of glory as a performer.

Crossdale 4 Exhibition

Toogoolawah, Somerset Area
Free Entry
10 February – 8 April 2018
Crossdale 4 is a unique exhibit based on everyday life, capturing emotional and social interactions and expressing these emotions through art. Whether you enjoy sculpture, painting or ceramics, there is something for everyone.

Circus Rio

Mount Gravatt, Brisbane Area
From AU$29 - 129
6 March – 15 April 2018
A new, never before seen, International spectacular, is about to explode in Australia. Brought to you by the team that have produced shows in all corners of the globe from Europe and Japan to the USA and Russia.

One Man's Passion

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$11.50 - 14.50
8 March – 29 July 2018
See the Museum's newest model rail display. On now for a limited time. The 'T-House model rail collection' comprises of over 10,000 individual pieces donated to the Museum. This collection represents all three eras of rail technology:


South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$28.50 - 42.00
10 – 17 March 2018
Bold new contemporary dance works from three of Australasia's hottest young choreographers Expressions Dance Company (EDC) partners with the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) to present Converge, a dynamic choreographic platform for national and international dance artists and featuring the works of emerging composers and musicians from QCGU.
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