Brisbane as a city is often overshadowed by the glitz and glamour of cosmopolitans like Melbourne and Sydney, but has earned enough global reputation to be a holiday spot for many reasons. Enlisted below are some of the top-notch events coming up in July, which you can attend conveniently by choosing cheap bus hire in Brisbane.
2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
With an objective to deliver the freshest and funniest from the largest comedy festival in Australia, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival roadshow will be hitting the road at Ipswich Civic Centre on the 4th of July. Some of the most talented international performers, newcomers and Australian stars will make up for a strong comedy base, featuring everything from individual line-up, slapstick to song and stand-up to sketch. Don’t miss this golden opportunity to join the laughs as the ultimate comedy road trip goes downtown.
Grape Grazing by Night 2017
Friday, the 7th of July at the Brisbane Showgrounds is an evening worth attending the exclusive Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show Grape Grazing by Night, which celebrates Australian wine in style. Imagine the ambiance when one massive hall of your favourite tipples is laid across in numbers. Wander across happily for some time sample tasting the wines and grape varieties, while also biting some delicious local produce. There are succulent snacks and cheese boards to die for. With as many 1800 wines on display, you can also interact with their producers and the wine judges.
Stick Creature: Ashwin Segkar
The multi-talented man, Ashwin Segkar is coming to Brisbane on the 8th of July for a fascinating session of storytelling. Whether it’s his Friday morning show on 612ABC or viral video hit Boymongoose and the 12 days of Christmas, he’s a man of character. Stick Creature will be a mix of stand-up comedy and music, with plethora of entertainment on offer. He has lived in a number of continents, which makes him apply different perspectives on life to his strange cultural humour. He’s an interesting character, which directly reflects through his performances on stage.
From 12th to 15th of July, new music ensemble Decibel will be bringing their After Julia program to Metro Arts, presenting seven works commissioned by Decibel. As many as 7 female composers will be responding to Julia Gillard’s term as prime minister, and the manner in which her leadership exposed gender discrimination throughout the country. Presenting works by Cat Hope, Hillary Bell, Kate Moore, Michaela Davies, Kathie Miliken and Gail Priest, After Julia is a varietal approach to contemporary composition as well as subject matter.
Redlands Quilt Extravaganza
Showcasing activities from the Redlands Community and promoting and assisting the Sewing Groups, Embroidery, Patchwork and Quilting, the Redlands Quilt Extravaganza from 14th to 16th of July is an exceptional display of textile crafts. The exhibition will host displays from seasoned crafters as well as school students. Prizes and awards will be given for judged categories of crafts. You can get the tickets for as less as 5$ and make the most of it with an entry to the Gallery Foyer and Auditorium, including an entry into Lucky Door Prize.
Due to be held on the 15th of July, 100% Brisbane not only turns the spotlight on the city, but also reflect the real face of the community. Making use of statistics, it has battered the city for 100 folks representing entirety of the city. Everything initiated with a chosen local, who has 24 hours to recruit next Brisbanite and so on, until 100 people are connected. These people will portray the actual story of the city with real experiences to be told. The main objective of this project is to analyse how the perceptions and attitudes change over time. The event will also surface a documentary covering the population history of the city, and the modern art commissions from national artists.
2017 Brisbane Food & Wine Expo
After a decade of successful events around the country, the Food & Wine Expo is coming to Brisbane scheduled from 21st to 23rd of July. More than 100 gourmet exhibitors will be offering free tastings and samples, prepared from fresh produce and top-notch ingredients. Businesses in all areas of kitchenware, homewares, wines and food come together to showcase the latest ideas and products that you can try at home. This is something you won’t find in a local market, and it’s a great chance to grab some good culinary treats.
The Bodyguard The Musical at QPAC
Based on the Warner Bros film scripted by an award-winning screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, this fascinating production due to be held at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre from 26th to 30th of July is sure to dazzle audiences. Just after completing a sell-out tour throughout the Europe, this breathtakingly romantic thriller will feature a whole lot of irresistible classics including I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Million Dollar Bill, Greatest Love of All, I have Nothing, Run To You, Saving All My Love, One Moment in Time, So Emotional and Queen of the Night.
Australian Festival of Chamber Music
This year’s exciting Australian Festival of Chamber Music, starting 28th July will be featuring world-class program of masterclasses, conversations, collaborations and concerts to be performed by best chamber musicians in the world in Townville’s gardens, theatres and churches. The line-up includes 42 artists, including 3 leading Australian ensembles Nexus Quartet, Orava Quartet and Goldner String Quartet, along with 13 from overseas. Making their Australian debut will be 4 international artists including Henk Neven, Francesca Dego, Martin Owen and Poul Hoxbro. There will be an Orpheus Island Experience, a concert crawl, official evening series program, a couple of church concerts, four sunset series events and 6 morning concert conversations.
2017 Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo
Some of the leading industry suppliers and brands will be displaying the latest in entertainment, equipment, techniques, products and education with as many as 6000 professionals making their way for the hair and beauty expo in Brisbane. This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable inspiration from industry experts and interact with industry suppliers who have all the solution for your hair and beauty related problems.