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7 Things To Do In Brisbane In March

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Every month there seems to be a bunch of stuff going on in Brisbane but I always happen to find out about them far too late. So this month I thought I’d take a proactive approach and search out what’s happening around town in advance. Read on for my pick of things to look forward to in Brisbane this March.

Park the Truck: 6 March at the Roma Street Parklands

The first Friday in March will see the inaugural ‘Park the Truck’ food truck meet roll into the picturesque Roma Street Parklands. Food truck vendors will include The Bun Mobile, Goat Pie Guy, Oi! Taco, King of the Wings, Vira Lata, Fire ‘n’ Dough, Fiery Deli, German Hut, Juicy Jungle, Chip Tease, Little Black, Flinders Coffee, and Yummy Fruit Ice-creamery.

Marie Claire Up Late: 12 March at James St, Fortitude Valley

Shop up a storm at the Marie Claire Up Late event on James St. You’ll not only be given after-dark access to stores but you’ll also be able to meet the designers behind some beloved Australian brands. Designers in attendance will include Lisa Gorman, Gail Sorronda, and Ingrid Verner. There will also be plenty of special offers and discounts to keep you (and your wallet) occupied throughout the night.

Alliance Française French Film Festival: 13 March – 1 April at Palace Cinemas

The French Film Festival is a firm fixture in my calendar. Taking in several destinations around Australia, it’s the largest festival of French films outside of France. The festival curates a selection of contemporary French films including dramas, comedies, documentaries, and more.

Once Upon a Wine: 13 March starting at Jak + Hill in Spring Hill
Once Upon a Wine are a series of events organised by The Vino Geek. The night will include four Wright Roberston (New England) wines matched to a four course dinner. Good wine and good food – what more can you ask for, really?

I have been looking forward to this exhibition ever since GoMA announced it last year. ‘Between Two Worlds’ will showcase an extensive range of Lynch’s paintings, photography, and works on paper. The Gallery will also be screening a complete retrospective of Lynch’s films, videos, and works for TV throughout the duration of the exhibition. Unfortunately I missed out on tickets to see the man himself “In Conversation” at QPAC but there’s no way I’m going to miss seeing this exhibition.

The High Tea Party: 14 and 15 March at the Hilton Brisbane
Not your ordinary high tea, the High Tea Party at the Hilton will be a modern take on the classic tradition. The event will include beauty treatments, boutique shopping, workshops, fashion parades, and complimentary pamper sessions. Guests will also be treated to a gift bag to take home.

Your Pick of Live Music: various venues throughout March
Brisbane has a pretty good live music scene and there are a tonne of artists making their way to the river city this March. From local bands to big international names, there’s something for everyone this month. Some of the touring artists include Mogwai, London Grammar, First Aid Kit, Client Liaison, Ed Sheeran, Rufus Wainwright, DJ Shadow, Drake, Kele, DZ Deathrays, and Yelle. If you’re after last minute tickets you better hop to it because many shows sell out months in advance.

WICKED in Oz

Wicked in Oz
If you live in Brisbane you might have noticed that the city has been looking a little bit greener of late. And it probably, most definitely has to do with WICKED coming back to town as part of its 10th anniversary tour. I was fortunate enough to be given tickets to attend the opening weekend of WICKED at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). I love a good musical and have always had a soft spot for anything Wizard of Oz related – I watched the Judy Garland version of Wizard of Oz on VHS so much so as a child that I eventually wore down the tape – so it was pretty much a given that I was always going to enjoy WICKED. Being an immensely popular production, many of you are probably already familiar with the musical but if you aren’t then I would definitely recommend taking a trip to the wonderful land of Oz.

Wicked in Oz
Wicked in Oz
Wicked in Oz

Future Beauty

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At the end of last year I went to the Future Beauty exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. I’m only getting around to posting about it now because… laziness? The exhibition explores the innovation of Japanese designers from the 1980s onwards. A host of designers are covered in the exhibition but some of the most notable names include Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, and Junya Watanabe. Being able to observe garments up close, as well as seeing some laid out flat, gives you a greater understanding of how intricate the pieces really are and the kind of mastery required to be able to manipulate seemingly simple pieces of fabric. Technically you’re not supposed to take photos inside the exhibition but I took a few sneaky snaps because I am a delinquent. Complementing the exhibition throughout the gallery are works by Japanese artists like Yayoi Kusama and the return of the Obliteration Room. I also couldn’t resist revisiting the Pip & Pop dioramas in the Children’s Art Centre because they are my favourite. Future Beauty ends on February 15 so if you haven’t seen it already I’d suggest you get a move on.

Future Beauty
Future Beauty
Future Beauty


Photos taken on an iPhone 6 and edited in VSCO cam

Doughnut Days

Chester Street Doughnuts
There’s no denying that doughnuts are having a moment right now. It used to be that case that doughnuts in Brisbane were either of the cheap supermarket or chainstore variety but these days artisan doughnuts are becoming much more visible. I’m particularly looking forward to the launch of Doughnut Time next year (which will just happen to be conveniently located inside one of my favourite pizza places, Alfredo’s). In the meantime I’ve been snacking on these doughnuts from Chester Street Bakery – blueberry crumble and strawberry. Yum! I’ve also heard good things about Nodo Donuts so I think I’m going to have to start eating my way around the best doughnut places in Brisbane. As research. For science. Definitely for science…
Chester Street Doughnuts
Chester Street Doughnuts
Chester Street Doughnuts

See: Harvest at GoMA

Last weekend I trekked it over to my happy place aka the Gallery of Modern Art. Their latest showcase exhibition ‘Harvest’ is a celebration of food in art. An art exhibition focusing on food? It’s like these guys can see into my mind (and stomach). The collection features pieces from GoMA’s extensive collection as well as major new acquisitions. I did recognise a few pieces from past exhibitions like Xu Zhen’s ShanghART Supermarket installation which, by coincidence, is another manifestation of one of my happy places – Asian supermarkets. My favourite pieces included Shirana Shahbazi’s Still life: Coconut and other things and the absolutely bonkers Pineapple Express! display by Fallen Fruit that featured an assortment of pineapple-y items from local contributors. The exhibition is free and runs until September 21.






1. Shirana Shahbazi / Still life: Coconut and other things 2009
2. Tracey Moffatt / First jobs series 2008
3. Tomás Saraceno / Biosphere works 2009 
4. Tomás Saraceno / Biosphere works 2009
5. Michel Tuffery / Povi tau vaga (The challenge) 1999
6. Fallen Fruit / Fallen Fruit of Brisbane: Pineapple Express! 2014

Images taken on an iPhone 4 (waiting… waiting… waiting… for the iPhone 6) and edited in Photoshop.