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DILMAH HIGH TEA
17 AUGUST, PRIVÉ249
Join us for an exclusive high tea lunch with celebrity chef and Dilmah ambassador, Peter Kuruvita. Peter began his love affair with food and cooking in his home in Sri Lanka, and has been an award-wining chef for over three decades. He has been a Dilmah Tea ambassador for many years, and has a passion for tea gastronomy. Delight in a carefully curated menu by Peter and the Sofitel team, perfectly paired with delicious Dilmah Tea.

DARK EMU
FROM 24 AUGUST, QPAC
Compelling contemporary dance, soul-stirring soundscapes and uniquely Australian stories – Bangarra is a company at the peak of its powers. Recent recipient of seven 2018 Helpmann Awards, Bangarra Dance Theatre returns in August with a major new dance work, Dark Emu. Inspired by Bruce Pascoe’s award-winning book of the same name, Dark Emu explores the vital life force of flora and fauna in a series of dance stories directed by the acclaimed Stephen Page.

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
UNTIL 30 AUGUST, QPAC
Critics have hailed it as “sensationally entertaining” with “one hell of a song catalogue”. Featuring hit songs from one of the great songwriting eras, including Natural Woman, I Feel The Earth Move, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling, You’ve Got A Friend, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, and Locomotion, Beautiful tells the inspirational true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise from teenage songwriter to global superstar. She fought her way into the record business as a schoolgirl but it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her true voice and went on to become one of the most successful solo artists in pop music history.

BEATS ON POINTE
25 AUGUST, BRISBANE POWERHOUSE
Direct from sold-out shows in London’s West End, Beats On Pointe is back to entertain audiences with its high energy and feel-good family show. Beats On Pointe features a highly talented cast of dance athletes, with the tightly choreographed show anchoring a dynamic modern story of two opposing dance worlds peppered with captivating dance theatre, freestyle acts, a great soundtrack and moments of well-timed comedy. Produced by Masters of Choreography this show fuses electrifying street dance and classical ballet to create the perfect entertainment for audiences of all ages.

THE ROYAL QUEENSLAND SHOW - EKKA
10-19 AUGUST, BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS
Ekka is Queensland's largest and most loved annual event, attracting on average 400,000 people. The Ekka showcases the best of Queensland, attracting more than 21,000 competition entries from woodchop to giant vegetables, 10,000 animals from beef cattle to cats and dogs, world-class live entertainment, award-winning food and wine, carnival rides and showbags, family shopping, educational activities and much more.

REDCLIFFE KITEFEST
25-26 AUGUST, PELICAN PARK CLONTARF
This year's Redcliffe KiteFest will feature world-class kite displays from international and domestic kite flyers. Kites of all shapes and sizes will fill the sky. KiteFest Kidz zone is paradise on earth…for kids. Filled with a range of free and low-cost activities, KiteFest Kidz is bursting with fun, colour, and entertainment specifically for children aged 10 and under. The entertainment will be non-stop all weekend with Jet Ski Stunt Shows, live music and entertainment on the main stage, roving performers, plus markets, food stalls and a bar by the bay. Plus in 2018, Redcliffe KiteFest will be extending the Saturday hours until 8pm for a fantastic night-time show!

HAKANAÏ
16-18 AUGUST, BRISBANE POWERHOUSE
Hakanaï is an mesmerising performance weaving together digital technology, visual arts and movement. From French company, Adrien M & Claire B, experience their Australian debut. Energetic and performed in real time, the performance is a conversation between light, music and the body, with live animations based on physical movement modelling and an original live music score. In a delicate dance between human effort and technology, Hakanaï uses technology to a poetic effect. Inside a cube fashioned from translucent veils onto which a graphic universe is projected, a dancer takes a virtual journey into a 3D space between dreams and reality.

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