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Brilliant Brisbane Events In April

As the weather cools down, there’s no need to give up that summer spirit – from the Brisbane Festival to Spanish films, Brisbane’s April will be packed with all kinds of events engineered to give you a great time, so make sure to check out what the city has to offer in the coming months:


Circus Rio (23rd of March to the 15th of April) 


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As the first of its kind in Australia, Circus Rio’s jawdropping stunts and performances are not to be missed – from samba dancers to BMX bikes, and with a breathtaking capoeira fight as a highlight of the show, Circus Rio aims to delight and astonish everyone who ends up in the circus’ seats.


Lord Mayor’s City Hall Concerts: The Rhythm Society Dance Orchestra celebrate Artie Shaw (3rd of April 2018)


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Eager to check out some spectacular music, for free? The City Hall has you covered – as a tribute to the legendary clarinetist Artie Shaw, the Rhythm Society Dance Orchestra will perform his best music, including pieces such as Begin the Beguine, Stardust and Moonglow.


Brisbane Festival 2018 (4th to the 15th of April)


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Immerse yourself in a dizzying array of events at the Brisbane Festival, which has numerous events across music, film, visual arts, dance, and theatre, amongst others – over a million people come to what’s known as Queensland’s biggest festival, so make sure you come along to soak up the atmosphere and have yourself a great time.


Botanica– Contemporary Art Outside (6th of April to the 15th of April) 


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Planning a trip to the art museum, or a walk through the Botanic Gardens? Why not both? Head to Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens for a stunning gallery of works from local and national artists. What’s more, there are ten days of workshops, live events, children’s activities, and talks from the artist – all for free!


The QUBE Effect 2018 (7th of April to the 14th of April)


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If your Spotify playlist isn’t doing it for you, find some new music to jam to – with the QUBE Effect 2018, which showcases the best of Brisbane’s emerging musicians over just two days. No matter what kind of music you like, you’ll find it at the heart of the QVB in April.


The Society Autumn Series (7th of April to the 28th of April) 


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Now that summer’s on its way out, make room for autumn with the Society Autumn Series. Presented by Aperol Spritz on a stunning rooftop bar, this is the perfect way to enjoy a pleasant Saturday evening. You’ll be able to indulge in a vast selection of wines and appetisers, and if you bring your friends along, it’ll be in good company.


The Crucible (7th of April to the 19th of May) 


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Arthur Miller’s controversial play The Crucible was confronting, raw, and an eye-opener for Cold War society – and its genius is still very much visible today. So if you’re keen to watch talented actors tackle one of the most powerful plays ever written, head down to the Brisbane Arts Theatre during the play’s run.


BNE Design Festival 2018 (13th of April to the 15th of April) 


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Enjoy all things design whilst enjoying the April weather by catching the BNE Design Festival in King George Square. You can find everything from homewares to ceramics, with stylish and unique pieces from Brisbane’s best creatives, or even indulge in a hands-on workshop with some excellent local artists.


Spanish Film Festival 2018 (26th of April to the 13th of May)


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Are you a foreign film fanatic? Or someone just looking for a good time at the cinemas on a weekend? Either way, make your way to the Palace Barracks & Palace Centro to enjoy all things Spanish with a selection of stunning films. There’s everything from gripping mysteries to heartwarming family comedies, so every