Grandchester Steam Train & Ipswich Railway Museum Sat 30th Sep. $120
Enjoy a 2.5 hour return steam train ride from Ipswich to Grandchester. We can inspect the grounds before boarding the train for our return journey. We’ll enjoy lunch in Ipswich and a very interesting visit to the Railway Workshops Museum.
Celtic Woman. Bris Conv Centre. Sun 1st Oct 7.30pm $195
Tour showcases the beautiful voices of Susan McFadden, Mairead Carlin, Eabha McMahon & the Celtic violinist, Tara McNeil. Accompanied by talented musicians & dancers, the world-class performers celebrate Irelands’ rich music & cultural heritage, bringing a fresh fusion to centuries of musical & cultural tradition.
Craft & Quilt Fair—Brisbane. Thurs 5th Oct. $70 Bus and entry.
Qld Pops—Broadway and Beyond. QPAC Sat 7th Oct 2.30pm $130
This delightful and versatile orchestra has been treading the Broadway stage for over quarter of a century, bringing to life the cream of Broadway musical theatre in a visual and musical spectacular. The special guest artist for this series is one of Australia’s brightest shining stars, Teddy Tahu Rhodes. Teddy has rapidly established an international career on both the opera stage and concert platform.
Cirque do Soleil. Bris Ent Centre. Sun 8th & 15th Oct 1pm. $170
Narrated by a “Na’vi Storyteller” and populated by unforgettable characters, TORUK – The First Flight is a mythical tale set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film AVATAR, and before any humans ever set foot on Pandora. Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, TORUK -The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility. Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world and “makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination.
Margaret Olley Gallery & Lunch. Thurs 19th Oct $95
The Gallery celebrates the career, life and legacy of Margaret Olley. You’ll love the re-creation of areas of Olly’s famous home studio, principally the Hat Factory and the Yellow Room. Displays are changing all the time. Even if you’ve been before, you’re bound to see some beautiful artworks you haven’t seen before. Early start as the Tweed Regional Gallery is in Murwillumbah. A lovely 2 course Lunch included at the Gallery today.
Scotland the Brave. QPAC Sat 21st Oct 2pm $ 140
Scotland The Brave is the smash hit celebration of the best of traditional Scottish music, song, and dance. This spectacular production features over 100 singers, dancers, and musicians, performing popular works such as "Amazing Grace", "Highland Cathedral", "The Gael", "Ye Banks and Braes", "Auld Lang Syne" and many others. A thrilling line up of soloists includes the internationally acclaimed soprano Mirusia and popular tenor Gregory Moore.
Tues 24th Oct. $100
Join us for a unique and thrilling way to explore the beautiful rainforest canopies. Set in a magical 30 acres of privately owned rainforest beside the crystal clear rock-pools of Cedar Creek on Mt Tamborine. The entire walk totals 1.5 kms and is a combination of forest floor trails, 300 metres of high-tech steel bridges through the highest points of the upper canopy, and a 40 metre cantilever bridge that soars a breathtaking 30 metres above the creek and rainforest below. Includes morning tea, delicious lunch and free time for shopping.
Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Tour/lunch. Thurs 26th Oct $85
Join us for a guided tour of the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens—Japanese garden, Bonsai house, Fern House, Cactus House and Rainforests. Followed by lunch and magnificent views from Mt Coot-tha lookout.
Beatlemania on Tour—Star Casino. Overnight Gold Coat. Sat 28th Oct $350 pp twin share. Single $60
Join us for dinner and overnight at Mermaid Waters Quality Resort and show at Star Casino (Jupiters) Over thirty of the Beatles biggest and most treasured hits will be performed live on stage including Can’t Buy Me Love, All My Loving, Please Please Me, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, Day Tripper, Nowhere Man, Help, Yellow Submarine, Hey Jude & more. Breakfast at the hotel & shopping on the way home.
Mark Vincent Sings Mario Lanza. QPAC Sun 29th Oct 5pm $ 125
Australia’s hottest classical treasure Mark Vincent will tour Australia in October/November showcasing his latest album, A Tribute to Mario Lanza.
Eight years after he won Australia’s heart and went on to record seven chart-topping albums with worldwide sales exceeding half a million units, Mark Vincent has set a new benchmark: a 'virtual duet' with one of the giants of the Golden Age of Hollywood, Mario Lanza.
The shows will feature a beautifully crafted set list performed with band and strings pulling from the album, and Mark’s distinguished catalogue. Mark sings alongside Mario in "Because You’re Mine", one of the legendary movie star’s biggest hits. Re-mastered and re-edited, the song, taken from the MGM musical of the same name, is given a fresh and brilliant new dynamic with the addition of Mark's rich tenor tones. Mark will also a have special guest joining him on the tour.
Peter Pan—Ballet. QPAC Qld Ballet. Tues 31st Oct 6.30pm. $135
Take the hand of Peter Pan and come on a journey to the fabled Neverland…
Wendy and her two brothers literally fly into the adventure of a lifetime when Peter Pan leads them to a fantastical imaginary world of fairies, mermaids, pirates, and one very large crocodile. With swashbuckling swordfights, over-sized puppets and breathtaking flying sequences, Trey McIntyre's Peter Pan uses a brilliant mix of dance and theatre to tell the tale of the boy who never grew up.
The Wizard of Oz. QPAC Wed 8th Nov 1pm. $120. Sat 25 Nov 2pm. $160
The London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting revision of the all-time classic. Developed from the ever-popular MGM screenplay, it contains the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Leading the company of 40 performers will be Australian musical theatre legend Anthony Warlow as the Wizard and Professor Marvel, and leading ladies Lucy Durack as Glinda and Jemma Rix as Miss Gulch and The Wicked Witch of the West.
Elvis & Me. An Evening with Priscilla Presley. Sat 4 Nov $430 pp twin Single $75 Overnight Gold Coast.
Dinner, overnight & brekky-Mermaid Waters Resort, show at Star Casino (Jupiter’s). A rare and unique opportunity to journey with Priscilla Presley through her fascinating life in an intimate interview format where she will answer questions and share stories that will spark curiosity and intriguing dialogue, hosted by Australia’s #1 Entertainment Reporter Richard Wilkins.
Roma St Parklands Tour/lunch. Thurs 9th Nov $80 SO POPULAR WE’RE DOING IT AGAIN.
Morning tea at Celebration Vista in the beautiful Roma Street Parklands. You’ll enjoy a scenic train ride through the Parklands and a guided walk (slow pace) through the stunning Spectacle Garden. Follow this up with lunch at the lovely Melange Café. Perhaps a little shopping on the way home????
From Broadway to La Scala QPAC Concert Hall Sat 2nd Dec 7.30pm. $180
The Qld Symphony Orchestra with David Hobson, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Lisa McCune and Greta Bradman will thrill audiences with a seamless blend of classical elegance and theatrical glamour.
Sinclair’s Christmas Party Monday 4th Dec. $80
After pick up from your door as usual, we’ll enjoy wine and cheese at a scenic lookout followed by a stunning 3 course lunch at our favourite French Restaurant in Flaxton—Le Relais Bressan. It’s our Christmas Party BUT you get all the presents.
GO SHOW GOLD. QPAC Concert Hall Thurs 7th Dec 7.30 pm. $149
This will be the ultimate reunion concert & you’ll love this very special show. Together on stage for the first time will be Johnny Young, Normie Rowe, Ronnie Burns, Doug Parkinson, Tony Worsley, Colleen Hewett, Lucky Starr, Little Pattie &special guests The Mixtures performing their world-wide hit "The Pushbike Song.
CAT STEVENS IN CONCERT. Bris Entertainment Centre. Sat 9th Dec $270 & $220
Spirit of Christmas QPAC Sat 23rd Dec 2pm $100
Presented in the grandeur of QPAC’s Concert Hall, Spirit of Christmas has become a cherished annual tradition at QPAC. So gather your friends & family & join us for this celebration, including traditional carols the whole family can join in and sing.
New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise. Brisbane River. Sunday 31st Dec 8pm-1am. $195
Join us for a fabulous cruise on the Lady Brisbane. Delicious dinner, beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks. Cruise along the river & anchor up to see the spectacular fireworks (without the hustle and bustle of being at Southbank)
Brisbane International Tennis. Thurs, 4th, Fri 5th & Sat 6th Jan. 11.30am sessions. PlusFriday 5th Jan Evening session.
Mama Mia QPAC Wed 10,24 January 1pm. $120. Sat 27 Jan 2pm $160
Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s heart-warming tale centres around a young bride-to-be. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical. And now, in what will be a stunning new production, we want you to come join the party of a lifetime. A celebration of love, laughter and friendship, MAMMA MIA! is a fabulous night out for audiences of all ages.
Mrs Brown’s Boys. Bris Ent Centre. Thurs 8th Feb 7.30pm. Sat 10th Feb 2pm. $199 $249
FOR THE LOVE OF MRS BROWN is the latest production of the side-splitting series written by and starring Brendan O’Carroll. This brand new hilarious show sees Agnes looking for love using D’Internet, Cathy thinks plastic surgery might be the answer to getting that ring on her finger, Dermot realises he may need to step it up with the romance to keep his marriage fresh, even granddad has found love!!
Aladdin the Musical QPAC March 2018. Wed & Sat matinees. Call today with interest
From the producer of The Lion King, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical. The New York Times says it’s “Fabulous!” and “Extravagant! It defies expectations.” Filled with daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance, Aladdin is “Pure Genie-us!”
Jose Feliciano in concert. Sat 17th March Overnight Gold Coast. $410pp twin
Dinner, overnight and breakfast Mermaid Waters Resort. Show at Star Casino (Jupiter’s). Single $75