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ART

French Film Festival

3 March – 4 April

Comedies and dramas, romances and biopics, period films and animated features…there is something for everyone at this year’s Festival, with a selection of films to make you feel, dream, reflect, laugh or even shed a few tears. France comes to Australia for a few weeks with the Festival epitomizing the ever-strong bond between both nations and cultures.

La Bayadere

16 March – 31 March, QPAC

Solor, son of the Maharajah of Koch Bihar, has pledged his undying love to the beautiful Nikiya, a bayadère (temple dancer). When he is forced by his father to marry the Governor-General’s daughter, a string of tragic consequences is unleashed.

This sumptuous new production of La Bayadère will sweep you into the exotic world of the 19th century British Raj. Within a cauldron of colonial politics, glittering balls and opium-fuelled dreams, Solor and Nikiya are entwined through life, death and the ghostly Kingdom of the Shades.

Patricia Piccinini : Curious Affection

24th March, GOMA

Globally renowed for her adventurous use of sculpture, installation, video and sound to create imaginative hybrid creatures, Piccinini is bringing her recognisable collection from the last ten years and showing it exclusively at GOMA. 

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CULTURE 

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring ancient lives 

16 March - 26 August, Queensland Museum Southbank

Featuring more than 200 artefacts from the world famous Egyptian collections of the British Museum, gain insight into the life and death of those six individuals who lived in Egypt between 3000 and 1800 years ago.

World Science Festival Brisbane

21 - 25 March, Southbank, QPAC, Queensland Museum & GOMA

World Science Festival explores and celebrates the entanglement of science and art through a curated program of thought-provoking conversations, inspiring theatrical and cinematic experiences, interactive workshops and engaging demonstrations.

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MUSIC

George Ezra

9 March, The Tivoli

Bringing his unmistakable baritone pipes back to our golden shores, acclaimed 23-year-old English singer-songwriter George Ezra will be enchanting crowds at the Tivoli this March.

Bruno Mars 24k Magic World Tour

14 & 15 March, Brisbane Entertainement Centre

Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer/director/musician, BRUNO MARS is set to return as part his 24K Magic World Tour. Guest starring Dua Lipa.

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FESTIVAL

Carn Australia

10 March, Brisbane Showgrounds

Authentic Brazilian Carnaval experience with Brazilian food, fun, music, culture and more. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Pattyfest

17 March, Eagle Farm Racecourse

Get ready to paint the town green as we raise our Guinness to the launch of Brisbane’s biggest St Patrick’s Day festival! Live music, stand-up comedy, food trucks and more, it's sure to be a fun packed day for everyone! Perfect for all ages, Paddyfest will also have a designated Kids Zone with free rides, craft zone and face painting.

Bluewater Festival

30 March, Shorncliffe and Moora Park, Sandgate

Bluewater Festival at Shorncliffe Pier showcases the beauty and attractions of the northern Bayside and this year the festival will be commemorating its 21st year history! This year’s festival will be one full day jam packed with entertainment, fun and celebrations for the whole family on Good Friday.

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SPORT

Broncos V Cowboys

16 March, Suncorp Stadium

Head to Suncorp Stadium to cheer on the Brisbane Broncos as they take on the North Queensland Cowboys for their first home game of the season.

Commonwealth Games: The Queen’s Baton Relay Celebrations

31 March, Southbank

The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come. Watch as the baton travels through our Brisbane streets, finishing in Southbank Parklands.

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