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What's on in March

Experience Cultural Getaways and Gastronomical Adventures

An abundance of experiences awaits you in Brisbane this Autumn, from cultural and sporting events to a vibrant restaurant and bar scene and all of the natural local attractions.

With this in mind, your Brisbane concierge team has developed this bulletin to provide you with ideas for your time in the riverside city. Please do not hesitate to ask us, if you have any questions.

Pericles Yiannakis, Chief Concierge - Les Clefs d’Or Australia

HOTEL EVENTS NEWS - MAKE YOUR STAY MAGNIFIQUE WITH SOFITEL

As we bid farewell to summer and welcome the golden hues of autumn, relax and indulge in a magnifique dining experience overlooking the iconic Anzac Square from one of our gorgeous restaurants and bars.

We invite you to take this time to wind down from the business and festivities that come with the start of a new year and treat yourself to a well-deserved experience at Stephanies Day Spa or leisurely swim in our outdoor pool and spa. Otherwise, wander down to Cuvee and indulge in a daily Apero Chic offering or classic cocktail.

THE STORY OF BRISBANE – BRISBANE POWERHOUSE – FROM 01 MARCH

Delve into the history of the river city like never before at the Brisbane Powerhouse, every Wednesday from 01 March. Immerse yourself in Brisbane’s fascinating past, as you’re led by award-winning actors, Therese Collie and Tim Mullooly, on a walk that will take you back in time.

Your guides will transform into various characters from the works of Brisbane’s great writers and artists, and you’ll learn things about the city that you never would from any tourist brochures.

For more information, visit http://brisbanepowerhouse.org/

KATE MILLER-HEIDKE WITH CAMERATA OF ST JOHN’S – QPAC – 10 MARCH

Let your senses be tantalised by the angelic vocals of Australian theatre, opera and pop star, Kate Miller-Heidke, as she teams up with Queensland’s Chamber Ochestra for a reimagining of her acclaimed hits.

Conducted by Benjamin Northey, featuring visuals from Amy Gebhardt, this will be a special concert event not to be missed.

For more information click here

BRISBANE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL – NEW FARM CINEMAS – 10 – 19 MARCH

The Brisbane Queer Film Festival is returning for its 18th birthday, and you’re invited to celebrate its coming of age.

For ten days, the New Farm Cinemas will be showcasing the most diverse queer films from Australia and around the world. This year’s program has been carefully crafted by directors Shanon King and Justin Marshman, embracing the best of queer cinema.

Sticking to the theme of its 18th milestone, there will be eighteen sessions in this year’s lineup, including sixteen features, two short sessions, five documentaries and a special binge screening of Brazil’s four-part serial, The Nest.

In addition to celebrating its birthday, 2017 also sees BQFF becoming a member of the Asia Pacific Queer Film Alliance, alongside the likes of Sydney Mardis Gras Film Festival and Melbourne Queer Film Festival.

Vist https://www.bqff.com.au/ for tickets or more information.

AFL WOMEN’S SEASON – SOUTH PINE COMPLEX – 11 MARCH

Come support the Brisbane Lions Women’s team as they take on the Western Bulldogs in the second last match of the inaugural AFLW season.

It’s been a year of firsts for the ladies, as they remain undefeated, sitting comfortably on top of the ladder. They’ll be looking to defend their top spot, making this a game not to be missed.

MY FAIR LADY – LYRIC THEATRE QPAC – FROM 14 MARCH

After a record breaking premiere at the Sydney Opera House, My Fair Lady is coming to Brisbane and Sofitel Brisbane Central are proud to be the official partners of the production, commencing at the Lyric Theatre on 14 March.

Make a weekend of your visit to see the show with the Sofitel Breakfast Drive package which includes accommodation, buffet breakfast for two and parking from just $275 per room per night.

BRISBANE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PALACE CENTRO CINEMAS - 16 MARCH - 9 APRIL

The 2017 Alliance Française French Film Festival will return to Brisbane for its 28th season!

Discover a dazzling line-up of 45 superb contemporary films for every taste, from historic drama and romantic comedies to tales of great adventure and informative biopics. There will be something for everyone to enjoy! Don’t miss out on this awaited once-a-year event and the 4 special highlights: Opening Night, Ladies Night, Taste of France & Closing night!

Bon festival à tous!

STEPHANIES SPA – LEVEL 3 – 30 MARCH 
THALGO LA BEAUTE MARINE PACKAGE – 60 MINUTES / $89 PER PERSON

Treat your skin to a rejuvenating collagen facial this 30 March at this one day only event, and experience an anti-ageing treatment like no other. You’ll begin with a relaxing welcome massage, followed by the famous Stephanies cleansing ritual tailored to your skin type. To finish, indulge in an intense exfoliation to smooth and prepare your skin for an expert anti-ageing massage that will leave you feeling instantly renewed and revitalized.

To book, head over to their website

LIFE IS MAGNIFIQUE... IN TROPICAL PHILIPPINES

FOCUS ON SOFITEL PHILIPPINE PLAZA MANILA

Known as the Pearl of the Orient Sea, the Philippines is a destination for anyone looking to escape the complexity of the modern world, and relax in a tropical paradise with experiences to suit everyone. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city, with impeccable views of Manila Bay. Located 20 minutes from the international and domestic airport, and with a complimentary shuttle service to the famous Mall of Asia just a stone’s throw away, the location is perfect for every type of traveler.

The Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila boasts an enormous lagoon with gorgeous wooden decks where you can relax on a sunbed or enjoy a cocktail from the Sunset Bar. For a gastronomic experience like no other, Spiral restaurant, with its 21 dining ateliers, is sure to entice all your senses. No relaxing, tropical break would be complete without a masterful massage at Le Spa followed by a perfect French manicure from Nail Artisan.

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