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It's Live! in Queensland

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. 

It’s just the place to experience Australia’s best live events.

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Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$12 - 55
15 August 2017
In an Australian exclusive, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum is an international touring exhibition that will only be appearing at Queensland Museum. The exhibition features more than 120 artefacts, interactive games and displays to reveal who gladiators were, where they lived and how they trained.

QUANDAMOOKA FESTIVAL

North Stradbroke Island,
15 August 2017
Quandamooka Festival, held over three winter months, returns in 2017 to coastal region of East Brisbane with up to 55 events including whale watching cultural tours, Kunjiels (corroborees), Indigenous sports, music, eco boat tours, art exhibitions, fibre art and weaving workshops, bush tucker dining, arts and cultural talks by specialists and new events featuring international acts and First Nations dancers and performances - something to suit all ages!

Innisfail Art Deco Tours

Innisfail, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
15 August 2017
Join them on a free 30 minute tour of the Art Deco inspired Innisfail Shire Hall! The Innisfail Shire Hall is the jewel in the crown, of the Art Deco Capital of Australia - Innisfail. It was built to provide jobs as part of an employment relief scheme instigated by the Queensland Government during the great depression of the 1930's It was in this climate that the Johnstone Shire Council erected the Shire Hall which has dominated the Innisfail Skyline for over 70 years.

Comedy at Mano's Tedder Ave

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
15 August 2017
Comedy at Mano's | Tuesday August 15 | 7.30pm Once a month at Mano's Tedder Ave, resident MC Lindsay Webb hosts a hilarious night of comedy on Tedder Ave, Main Beach! Every third Tuesday they'll be bringing you some of the best comedians from around the country - all for free!

Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$10 - 70
15 August 2017
'Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe' will be presented exclusively at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 27 May to 3 September 2017. It will be the first major Marvel-related exhibition to be staged in Australia and the largest ever presented in an art museum.

In Search of Ancient Queensland

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$6.50 - 12.50
15 August 2017
The story of ancient Queensland is written in the rocks and landscapes that form our modern environment and in an outstanding, but incomplete, fossil record that offers tantalising glimpses of the past.

Freedom Then, Freedom Now

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
15 August 2017
From citizenship, censorship and the collective good to marriage, miniskirts and mortgages — what are the freedoms that Queenslanders take for granted? Freedom Then, Freedom Now is an intriguing journey into our recent past, exploring the freedoms enjoyed and restricted in Queensland and examining what happens when collective good intersects with individual rights.

Brisbane Art Prize 2017

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
15 August 2017
The Brisbane Art Prize and Expo is an annual art competition that accepts art works, including painting, drawing, printmaking photography and sculpture from all over the globe reflecting the topic, “the meaning of life”.

Digital Futures Lab

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
15 August 2017
Discover the Digital Futures Lab in the SLQ Gallery, a free interactive experience which is part studio, part game space, part exhibition. This immersive space is designed to make you think and maybe even look twice.

19th and 20th Century Works

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
15 August 2017
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.
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