NOV 2016 â€“JAN 2017
Every summer has its own story.
WHAT’S TO CO in 2017 Queensland Ballet: Bespoke 10—12 Feb
Banff Mountain Film Festival 03—08 Apr
Circa: Landscape with Monsters 22—25 Feb
MELT Presents: I Am My Own Wife 04—08 Apr
Brisbane Comedy Festival 26 Feb—28 Mar
Jake Shimabukuro 13 Apr
OME Trainspotting 18—23 Apr
Queensland Cabaret Festival 01—11 Jun
Festival of Tibet 24—30 Apr
World Press Photo 17 30 Jun—23 Jul
BRIEFS 3: Close Encounters 03—05 May
IRL Digital Playground 03—13 Aug
A CAPPELLA À LA CARTE BY THE IDEA OF NORTH DATE Sat 03 Dec TICKETS $19.50–$44.50*
It’s your turn to curate the show, with A Cappella À La Carte by The Idea of North providing the opportunity for you to request your favourite tunes!
RUMOUR HAS IT: NAOMI PRICE AS ADELE DATE Fri 13–Sat 14 Jan TICKETS $50–$70*
Following standing ovations across the country, Australia’s smash hit stage spectacular Rumour Has It returns for an epic encore with special guests Camerata of St John’s - Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra.
SO FRENCHY SO CHIC FEAT. NOUVELLE VAGUE DATE Fri 20 Jan TICKETS $59*
Making their long-awaited return to Australia, Nouvelle Vague will take audiences on a summer escape, performing songs from their new album.
OMAR SOSA DATE Fri 17 Feb TICKETS $45–$55*
Seven-time GRAMMY nominated composer and pianist Omar Sosa will return to Brisbane Powerhouse in February alongside Quarteto AfroCubano. Be prepared for an unforgettable evening of African vibes, jazz groove and electronic elements.
GRAEME OF THRONES DATE Wed 30 Nov–Sat 03, Wed 07–Sat 10 Dec TICKETS $39*
A treat for fans and an introduction for the unenlightened, the hit Thrones parody, direct from London and the USA. “Stupidly enjoyable... their comic timing is superb.” The Stage
THE CHASER’S AUSTRALIA DATE Thu 01 Dec TICKETS $30–$35*
If you only attend one event this year, you should probably go out a bit more often. The Chaser’s Australia; it’s everything you wanted to know about Australia, but were too apathetic to ask.
SAMMY J & RANDY LAND DATE Thu 08–Sat 10 Dec TICKETS $39*
Fresh from their hit ABC TV show, Sammy J & Randy have borrowed three million dollars and opened a theme park. What could possibly go wrong? Don’t miss this brand new theatrical adventure from everyone’s favourite skinny/purple duo.
OPERATION OUCH! DATE Tue 17–Thu 19 Jan TICKETS $49–$59* The ABC3 hit children’s series, Operation Ouch! is coming to Australia in January 2017. Don’t miss Dr Chris and Dr Xand in their first ever live stage show!
THU 24 NOV – SUN 11 DEC
Flirt with the unexpected and step into a euphoric world of body bending antics and late night temptations at Wonderland. Join us for three weeks of high energy entertainment in the intoxicating heat of Brisbane’s summer nights. WONDERLAND IS SUPPORTED BY THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT THROUGH ARTS QUEENSLAND AND THE BRISBANE POWERHOUSE FOUNDATION ASSOCIATES.
HOUSE OF MIRRORS DATE Fri 18 Nov–Sun 11 Dec TICKETS $10 House of Mirrors is a grotesquely fascinating walk-through installation composed of a labyrinth of seemingly endless mirrors. The art is getting out.
WED 25 JAN–SUN 05 FEB
MELT is an invitation to celebrate Brisbane’s wonderfully diverse queer communities. Premiering five new productions and featuring acclaimed local, interstate and international events, the line-up includes an exciting and eclectic mix of musical theatre, comedy, circus, beauty pageants, visual and virtual arts, inspirational in-conversations and ground-breaking theatre! MELT IS PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND SUPPORTED BY HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS, THE JOHNSON AND JCDECAUX.
AN EVENING WITH AMANDA PALMER DATE Fri 03-Sat 04 Feb TICKETS $69* Provocative, irreverent, controversial and wildly creative, Amanda Palmer is a fearless singer, songwriter, playwright, blogger and an audaciously expressive pianist who simultaneously embraces – and explodes – traditional frameworks of music, theatre and art.
QUEERTECH.IO + VIRTUAL DRAG: SERVING VR REALNESS DATE Wed 25 Jan–05 Feb
Two exhibitions featuring queer artists working in digital media, and an encounter with drag Queens and Kings via virtual reality. For Virtual Drag session times see the MELT program.
FANCIFUL FICTION AUXILIARY+ BURGER FORCE DATE Fri 28 Oct–Sun 11 Dec
A dual exhibition from artist Jackie Ryan of other worldly cover shots for fanciful tales, alongside ‘comified’ people and places.
MELT PORTRAIT PRIZE DATE Wed 25 Jan–Sun 05 Feb Submissions for the MELT Portrait Prize close Fri 09 Dec 2016.
Visual art will be exhibited throughout Brisbane Powerhouse foyers. Brisbane Airport Corporation proudly supports our Visual Arts program.
JAN POWER’S FARMERS MARKETS DATE Every Saturday TIME 6am–12pm
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast by the river, a gourmet lunch with friends, or stock up on fresh local produce for the week. The Jan Power’s Farmers Markets provide all the best available goodies in Queensland.
BETH WILSON: BRISBANE HOUSES WITH GARDENS DATE Tue 29 Nov TICKETS Free
Join eminent Landscape Architect, Beth Wilson for a unique evening as she presents, in words and pictures, an historic review of houses with gardens in Brisbane.
THE STORY OF BRISBANE DATE Wed 30 Nov, Wed 21 Dec + Wed 25 Jan TIME 10am TICKETS $20–$25*
Come on a walk around Brisbane Powerhouse with award-winning actors Therese Collie and Tim Mullooly as they tell the fascinating story of Brisbane as captured in the words of its great writers.
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