What’s on: Brisbane in May
May is a busy month for Brisbane with arts, culture and performance taking centre stage. Check out Patricia Piccinini’s exhibition, Curious Affection or stumble across a live performance in a Brisbane laneway during the Anything Theatre Festival. Sports lovers do not be disheartened! NRL Double Header will be sure to satisfy all your crowd-cheering, mascot following needs!
Throw yourself into it all Brisbane! Check out the exciting program below:
Anywhere Theatre Festival
Brisbane’s nooks and crannies are transforming into performance spaces during the 2018 Anywhere Theatre Festival. Carparks, laneways and stairwells with double as stages for comedy, dramatic arts and even dance. Join in and participate in a workshop – jewellery making or cooking classes are on offer, but expect a game of hide and seek to find them nestled away in quirky locations.
Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival
The glamour of the races returns to Brisbane for the Channel Seven Racing Carnival. This year is all about the classics – fine food, fashion and of course, racing! Watch the live action at the main racecourse or join the stars at the Fashions on the Field.
Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection
Renowned artist Patricia Piccinini is showcasing her works at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art and it’s an unmissable event. Using sculpture, installation, video and sound, Piccinini’s work focuses on the real and the surreal. Be sure to check out this exhibition which includes some of the artist’s most recognisable life-like sculptures and imaginative hybrid creatures.
Brisbane Double Header
Suncorp Stadium will be hosting an important NRL event this month – the Double Header! Watch the Melbourne Storm play the Gold Coast Titans followed by the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles play the Brisbane Broncos. With star players and quality teams, this is expected to be a sell out show so be sure to book early!
Buddha Birth Day Festival
Visit the Buddha Birth Day Festival in May in celebration of cultural diversity. The three day festival showcases Buddhist teachings and culture through a range of events and performances. Participate in meditation classes or watch a traditional Lion Dance. The event has something for the whole family and dinner is sorted with vegetation market stalls open until 9pm each night.
Paniyiri Greek Festival
Australia’s largest Greek Festival is coming to Brisbane this May for a two day event filled with music, dance and culture. Visit the Greek village for some traditional Greek dishes or dance the Zorba on the dancefloor. Join the celebration with over 20 hours of entertainment including live music and dance performances or try your luck at the Grape Stomping or Olive and Honey Puff Eating Competitions.
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