RigHT nOw

The Italian
Fashion House
Lauded in Paris
Exclusive to Brisbane

Classical Ballet
with Cuban Flair
Don Quixote by
Ballet Nacional de Cuba

Fashion Festival
Moves into its new home
at South Bank

BRISBANE:                            upcoming events guide
             5 – 14                     7 – 13                    7 – 13                                                10                         7 Aug – 14 Nov
             Brisbane Ekka 2010         Little stanley            mercedes-Benz                                         Young Designers            valentino, Retrospective:
             the Royal                  supper Club               Fashion Festival                                      (Night) market             past/present/Future
             Queensland show            Little Stanley            Brisbane                                              Little Stanley             Gallery of Modern Art
             RNA Showground             Street, South Bank        South Bank                                            Street, South Bank

             11 Aug –                                             13                         15                                                    21                  25 Aug –
                                                                  Brisbane Broncos           Brisbane Lions v Adelaide Crows                       Brisbane Roar
             19 sep                                                                                                                                                    12 sep

                                                                  v parramatta Eels          The Gabba                                             v sydney FC
             mamma mia                                                                                                                                                 Engine
                                                                  Suncorp Stadium                                                                  Suncorp Stadium
             Queensland                                                                                                                                                La Boite Theatre
             Performing Arts

             26 – 28                    26 – 29                   28                                                                               29
             Brisbane Gypsy             Brisbane Boat show        Brisbane Lions v sydney swans                                                    the sunday mail
             Jazz Festival              Brisbane                  The Gabba                                                                        suncorp Bridge
             Brisbane                   Convention &              Brisbane Roar v Wellington phoenix                                               to Brisbane
             Powerhouse                 Exhibition Centre         Suncorp Stadium
                                                                  the Cat Empire
                                                                  The Tivoli

                                        1–5                                                  3–5                        3 sep – 12 Nov                                 4 – 13
                                        Brisbane Writers Festival                            Brisbane Broncos   Up LAtE                                                powderfinger
                                        State Library of Queensland and                      v Canberra Raiders valentino Retrospective:                               ‘sunsets’
                                        Various Venues                                       Suncorp Stadium    past/present/Future                                    Farewell tour
                                                                                                                Gallery of Modern Art                                  Riverstage

             4 – 25                                               6 sep – 9 Oct 8 – 10                                  10                         11                  17

             Brisbane Festival                                    Betrayal                   BIGsOUND                   Youth Alive                Bullet For          tim mcGraw
                                                                  Queensland                 Live urban                 Riverstage                 my valentine        Brisbane
                                                                  Performing Arts            music festival                                        Riverstage          Entertainment
                                                                  Centre                     Fortitude Valley                                                          Centre

             18                         23                        24 sep – 3 Oct                                        25                                             29 sep -
             Brisbane Roar v                                      Don Quixote,                                          Brisbane Roar
             Adelaide United
                                        John Butler trio
                                                                  Ballet Nacional de Cuba                               v melbourne Heart
                                                                                                                                                                       24 Oct
                                        Riverstage                                                                                                                     Gwen
             Suncorp Stadium                                      Queensland                                            Suncorp Stadium
                                                                                                                                                                       in purgatory
                                                                  Performing Arts Centre
                                                                                                                                                                       La Boite Theatre

             2 – 16                                               4 – 11                                                8 – 17                     21                  26

             Fonteyn Remembered                                   Unlimited                                             Oktoberfest                sarah Blasko        Andre Rieu
             Queensland Performing Arts Centre                    Designing for the                                     Brisbane                   Queensland          Brisbane
                                                                  Asia pacific                                          RNA Showground             Performing Arts     Entertainment
                                                                  South Bank,                                                                      Centre              Centre
                                                                  Cultural Centre

             4 – 14                     4 Nov – 5 Dec 6                                                                 7                          13                  25 – 29

             st. George Bank            West side story:          Leonard Cohen: World tour                             Commonwealth               Four Nations Rugby vodafone
             Brisbane                   Brisbane                  Brisbane Entertainment Centre                         Bank series                League series Final Ashes series
             International              Queensland                                                                      Australia                  Suncorp Stadium     Australia v England
             Film Festival              Performing Arts           sunset Opera                                          v sri Lanka                                    The Gabba
                                        Centre                    Suncorp Piazza, the Parklands,                        The Gabba
                                                                  South Bank
            Imagery: valentino Evening dress Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2009-10, Look 33 // Collection: Valentino Archives. Brisbane Festival: Hugo Glendinning.

       paint                                 red hot
        the                                  ARTS ANd
       town                                  CulTuRE

                                                                                                                                                                           photographer: John Ross
       As Australia’s new world city,         In recent years, Brisbane has crafted                                        Don Quixote – Ballet Nacional
       Brisbane is characterised by its       an enviable reputation as a true arts                                        de Cuba, Brisbane Exclusive
       unpretentious flair, local charm       and culture destination.                                                     Ballet Nacional de Cuba is one of the greatest
       and adventurous creative                                                                                            dance companies in the world, touring and
                                              Testament to this are the many                                               performing to universal acclaim in every
       attitude. It’s no wonder
                                                                                                                           leading city from London to St. Petersburg.
       Brisbane inspires its visitors at      ‘exclusive to Brisbane’ performances
                                                                                                                           Now it’s Brisbane’s turn. To celebrate this

       every turn.                            and exhibitions the city has hosted in                                       exclusive visit, the company is bringing their
                                              recent years, such as the Paris Opera                                        colourful, exuberant production of Don Quixote,
       As you’ll discover on the              Ballet, Picasso, Andy Warhol and                                             based on Cervantes’ classic novel. Exclusive
       following pages, there’s               American Impressionism exhibitions.                                          Brisbane season is at Queensland Performing
                                                                                                                           Arts Centre, 24 September to 3 October.
       a healthy mix of vibrant arts,
                                              But it’s not all just international
       culture, entertainment, sports                                                                                      Brisbane Festival
                                              blockbusters here; Brisbane also boasts
       and fashion to uncover.                                                                                             It doesn’t get bigger than an entire city
                                              a flourishing independent arts scene
       From world-class performances          that’s strong on the ground, always
                                                                                                                           celebrating art and culture for 22 days.
       to world-famous fashion labels,        challenging norms and pushing                                                Brisbane Festival features groundbreaking
       from urban cool to culinary            the boundaries.
                                                                                                                           modern dance company, Danza
                                                                                                                           Contemporánea de Cuba alongside Sutra,
       creativity, it’s all here, and it’s
                                                                                                                           a breathtaking movement piece performed
       happening now.                                                                                                      by Shaolin Warrior Monks and Shanghai Lady
                                                                                                                           Killer, a world premiere featuring a potent mix of
       So immerse yourself in the                                                                                          parkour, dance, circus and martial arts. The best
       best of Brisbane. After all,                                                                                        of indie music and a sexy new cabaret perform
       there’s never been a better                                                                                         at the fabulous Spiegeltent, and drama, circus
       time to paint the town red.                                                                                         and music take over a specially built Festival
                                                                                                                           amphitheatre. Celebrity photographer Douglas
                                                                                                                           Kirkland’s exhibition, plus fringe theatre in the
                                                                                                                           streets, free musical theatre in local parks and
                                                                                                                           much more across the city. 4 to 25 September.
                                                                                        photo: Regis Lansac. The Oracle.

                                                                                                                           mamma mia 10th Anniversary tour
                                                                                                                           No one is immune to the feel-good factor
                                                                                                                           in Benny and Bjorn’s anthems and the show’s
                                                                                                                           popularity just continues to rise with an
                                                                                                                           estimated audience of 42 million including
                                                                                                                           1547 performances in Australia. Maybe it is time
                                                                                                                           to see Mamma Mia for the first time, or just that
                                                                                                                           one more time. Queensland Performing Arts
                                                                                                                           Centre, 11 August to 19 September.

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Unlimited Designing for
the Asia pacific                                                                               Up Late at Goma: Join friends at the stylish                                                         David Berthold

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                                                                                  what’s hot

Key thinkers and doers from the Asia Pacific                                                   lounge/cocktail bar at the ‘Valentino                                                          David is the Artistic
meet with Queensland inventiveness when                                                        Retrospective’ exhibition on Friday nights                                                     Director of La Boite
design takes centre stage. The focus will be                                                   from 3 September to 12 November,                                                               Theatre Company.
on design as a means of adapting to the                                                        5.30-10.00pm. See the exhibition, take in a                                                    He directed Hamlet
broad challenges impacting our future                                                          designer talk, see a fashion film and enjoy                                                    earlier this year and
development and progress. The art of simplicity                                                performances by leading DJs.                                                                   now has I Love You,
applied to complex problems might just                                                    La Boite theatre: Cutting edge theatre in the                                                       Bro onstage.
create a beautiful future. There’ll be workshops,                                    round. Don’t miss Engine - by Janis Balodis,                                                             He recently returned
thinktanks, showcases and seminars.                                                  25 August to 12 September.                                                              from London’s West End where his
4 - 11 October, South Bank, Cultural precinct.                                                                                                                               production of Holding the Man opened.
                                                                                     Opera Queensland presents AIDA:                                                    He has directed for most of the major theatre
                                                                                     Verdi’s masterpiece - a famous opera, four famous
Ghost World                                                                                                                                                             companies in Australia, as well as in London
                                                                                     arias, AIDA is an ancient tale of forbidden love.
by Callum morton                                                                                                                                                        and Berlin.
                                                                                     16 to 30 October, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
A streetscape for the wide screen of a child’s
imagination, ‘Ghost World’, Australian artist                                        Brisbane Writers Festival: Readers, writers,                                       Eat: I really like Zafron on Brunswick Street
Callum Morton’s first major exhibition for                                           innovators and provocateurs share, debate and                                      New Farm: great Persian tastes. I also like
children has completely transformed the                                              celebrate in the city. 1 to 5 September.                                           hanging out at Gertie’s in New Farm: good
                                                                                                                                                                        wines. I like James St Bistro and Vue for
Park Level of GoMA into an interactive space                                         Douglas Kirkland: A life in pictures. 50 years of
                                                                                                                                                                        breakfast: New Farm again ;)
of fantasy facades where kids can encounter                                          celebrity images & photojournalism featuring
art and architecture, even joining in to                                             Michael Jackson, Brigit Bardot, John Lennon,                                       play: Mostly the rehearsal room. Then
create it themselves. Showing until 17 October                                       Jack Nicholson & more. 11 September –                                              there’s New Farm Park, Limes, Barsoma.
at the Park Level of the Children’s Art Centre                                       24 October. Gallery of Modern Art.
Gallery of Modern Art, South Bank.

                                        CENtRAL sUmmIt                                                         IBIs BRIsBANE                                                             HILtON BRIsBANE

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                                        2 tickets to a La Boite Theatre                                        Mia (Queensland Performing                                                to Valentino Retrospective:
                                        production.                                                            Arts Centre).                                                             Past/Present/Future Exhibition.
                        319^                                                                   $
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Tholance. Cover image: valentino Evening gown Haute Couture Spring/Summer
2003, Model 130 // Collection: Valentino Archives // Photograph: Jean Tholance
2007–08, Model 170 // Collection: Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris // Photograph: Jean
Imagery: valentino Evening ensemble (detail) Haute Couture Autumn/Winter

                                                             red hot FASHIoN                                                                                                                                                                                                vanguard

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vanguard is the creation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of Brisbane brothers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jono and Sam Cottee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The premium street
                                                                    What’s the single thread that connects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              wear label embodies
                                                                    Easton Pearson, Sass and Bide, Nelson                                                                                                                                                                     the freedom,
                                                                    Molloy, Paul Hunt and Juli Grbac, they                                                   valentino, Retrospective:                                                                                        independence and
                                                                    all began in Brisbane. From the sketchpad                                                past/present/Future Exhibition                                                                 irreverence of its wearer.
                                                                    to the catwalk, Brisbane is producing                                                    Born in Italy, lauded by Paris, showing in Brisbane.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    shop: The Valley is still my favourite
                                                                    home grown, world-class couture and                                                      Valentino, Retrospective: Past/Present/Future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    place to shop in Brisbane. The Ann Street
                                                                    niche, up-and coming names to watch.                                                     at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art is the only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              strip features a great mix of boutiques like
                                                                                                                                                             appearance of this collection in Australia.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Blonde Venus, The outpost and Always Habit
                                                                    mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival                                                           Worn by royalty, celebrity and high society alike,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              where you can get your hands on some of
                                                                    For the first of 3 years, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion                                      this collection features haute couture designs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the best local and international designers.
                                                                    Festival takes up residence in its new home                                              from 1959 through to the maestro’s 45th and
                                                                    at South Bank. Launched in multiple events                                               final show in 2008. The future is also on show                                   play: We always like to kick off with a few
                                                                    throughout South Bank, local, national and                                               with designs from the new creative directors                                     drinks at Limes rooftop bar to get the night
                                                                    international designers showcase their creations                                         of Valentino.                                                                    started. From there it’s to the Tivoli, which
                                                                    along with top fashion graduates, fashion retailers                                                                                                                       has always been our favourite spot to catch
                                                                    and shopping destinations. 7 – 13 August.
                                                                                                                                                             Fortitude valley                                                                 a few bands.
                                                                                                                                                             The ‘go to’ place for fashion and edgy urban
                                                                    James street                                                                             shopping. A designer and urbane artists’
                                                                    The home base of Sass & Bide, Juli Grbac                                                 playground, Ann and Brunswick Streets are                                                       Queen street mall: Queensland’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           what’s hot

                                                                    and Easton Pearson. The very cool Frockshop,                                             the spots to be seen. Don’t miss Emporium on                                                    premier retail destination where
                                                                    Vanguard and Francis Leon have just opened                                               Ann Street – a style mecca for Australian and                                                   you’ll find all the big brands amongst
                                                                    in this bustling little strip that’s getting the trendy                                  international goods, designer labels, gourmet                                                   the 700 plus retailers including
                                                                    ‘rep’ without the attitude.                                                              produce and beauty products galore.                                                             Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Oroton,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Zimmermann, Bam & Juju,
                                                                                                                 sOFItEL BRIsBANE                                                      EmpORIUm HOtEL                                                        Carla Zampatti and Wayne Cooper.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              wraps up Paddington. From vintage treats
                                                                                                                1 night accommodation in                                               a King Suite, bottle of French
                                                                                                                a Superior Room, bottle of                                             Champagne on arrival,                                  at Retro Metro to inner urban chic, there’s
                                                                                                                sparkling wine on arrival,                                             valet parking and 2 tickets                            plenty to explore.
                                                                                                                breakfast for 2, car parking,                                          to Valentino Retrospective:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Young Designer markets, south Bank: On the
                                                                                                359^                                                                  399^
                                                                                            $                   upgrade to next room type,                        $                    Past/Present/Future Exhibition.
                                                                                                                late checkout of 12 noon plus                                                                                                 first Sunday of every month, trawl the stalls for
                                                                                                                a $50 David Jones voucher.                                                                                                    one-of-a-kind pieces that aren’t yet in
                                                                                         visit to book                                                                                                     New York, Milan, Melbourne or Sydney. 60 stalls
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                                                                                      Within minutes of each other are scores of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ben O’Donoghue

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                                                                                      eateries where local suits woo their international
                                                                                                                                                                                                  As a TV presenter,
                                                                                      compadres over lunch or dinner. Check out
                                                                                                                                                                                                  author of several
                                                                                      Matt Moran’s Aria, Euro Restaurant, Barolo, Jellyfish,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  cook books and now
                                                                                      Moo Moo and Vapiano for some city chic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Executive Chef at his
Queensland’s enviable climate produces
                                                                                      Fortitude valley & New Farm                                                                                 new restaurant South
a cornucopia of exotic tropical fruits,                                                                                                                                                           Bank Surf Club, Ben
                                                                                      Fortitiude Valley has been a hotbed of creativity
impossibly fresh seafood and organically                                              and a mix of cultures for decades and the dining                                                            has travelled the world
certified harvests. In the gifted hands of                                            choices reflect this. There’s the uniquely Asian                                       extensively. When it came to opening his
chefs on the cutting edge and venues with                                             Siana Valley; Ortiga, Bar Alto, Confit Bistro and                                      first restaurant, Brisbane appealed
style on the menu, the dining experience in                                           Buffalo Club are all worth looking out for.                                            – somewhere relaxed and welcoming
Brisbane satisfies every sense.                                                                                                                                        with great food and a terrific atmosphere.
                                                                                      Under the shadows of the Gabba, a little strip                                   Eat: Peasant at the Barracks. I love the
south Bank                                                                                                                                                             atmosphere, service and good, simple
                                                                                      of heritage-listed buildings house the Pearl Café
The indoor–outdoor vibe on Little Stanley St is
                                                                                      with cheeky classic cuisine in a gorgeous terrace                                Spanish fare.
Brisbane’s home of urbane cool with a distinctly
                                                                                      setting. Enoteca 1889, Crosstown Eating House                                    Drink: The Bowery Bar in the Valley serves the
sub-tropical twist. High-end bar dining at
                                                                                      and Bistrot Bistro are all local favourites.                                     best cocktails around. I’m a big fan of their
Fifth Element; burgertopia at Beastie Burgers;
exquisite modern Chinese from Obsession;                                              paddington                                                                       tequila old-fashioned.
cupcake heaven from MySweetopia; Turkish                                              The old police barracks are refreshed with some
decadence at Ahmet’s and it’s a case                                                  contemporary architecture and aptly named
                                                                                                                                                                                     the Bowery, Fortitude valley:
                                                                                                                                                                   what’s hot

of je ne regrette rien at Piaf and Sardine Tin.                                       ‘The Barracks’. Within, you will find Peasant’s Spanish
In the Parklands Ben O’Donoghue has gone from                                         tapas complemented by an extensive South                                                       Named after an infamous street for
surfing the menu to the South Bank Surf Club.                                         American drinks list. And just like any diverse dining                                         speakeasies. Perfectly crafted cocktails
After August, chocolate desserts at Max Brenner                                       precinct it is completed with the varying styles                                               sipped by a chic crowd.
will be de rigueur then wile the night away at                                        of Montrachet (French), The Lark (contemporary                                        Farmers markets, City: Taste the best
DM Restaurant Jazz Bar.                                                               European) and Anouk (modern Australian).                                              of the region in the middle of the
                                                                                                                                                                            city. Every Wednesday in front of the
                                         QUAY WEst sUItEs                                                     mARQUE HOtEL                                             Treasury Casino.

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                                                                                                                                                                       medal winning winery so close to a city. The
                                         in a 1 Bedroom Suite,                                                a Deluxe Room, select from
                                                                                                                                                                       cellar door is a must.
                                         plus high tea for 2 people.                                          5 Adventure Activities at
                                                                                                              Riverlife Adventure Centre.                              sling Lounge, West End: A discreet hole in
                                                                                                                                                                       the wall with a 49 page cocktail menu. Hip
                        359^                                                             $
                                                                                             319^*                                                                     and oh so West End.
                                                                                                                                                                       the Laneway Bar, City: Daily pressed citrus
                  visit to book                                                                                                     keeps the cocktails as fresh as the décor.
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red hot
Use your newfound anonymity to
step out and experience Australian
nightlife from every angle. Brisbane’s
live music scene is as rich as a city
twice its size and there are clubs to
cater for every taste and style of                     the Hi Fi, West End                                                          Havana Club, south Bank: Transport

                                                                                                                  what’s hot
dancing. From quiet cocktails to                       Brisbane’s Hi Fi continues the franchise from                                yourself to the music bars of old
live and loud, we have your name on                    the highly successful Melbourne icon. Big name                               Havana. A nightly cocktail of rumba
                                                       acts and up and comers – all have strutted the
the door.                                                                                                                           rock, salsa and mamba. The beats are
                                                       stage at the Hi Fi. If you’re in the mood for live,                          free and everyone is welcome.
Brisbane powerhouse, New Farm                          it gets really lively here. For all the action perched                       8 September – 2 October from 9pm to
This building began life powering the largest          apart from the crowd then Vinyl, a relaxed bar                               late, Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
tram network in the Southern Hemisphere.               linked to the main room, is the place to be.
                                                                                                                       the troubadour, Fortitude valley: Four metres
Today it is a modern venue hosting live
                                                       Cloudland, Fortitude valley                                     long and four metres wide, the stage at the
music sessions on weekends plus live theatre,          Put your head in the clouds while your feet                     Troubadour is an intimate playing field for the
comedy, visiting bands, exclusive exhibitions          take the floor. With a retractable glass roof,                  softer side of the live indie music scene.
and two dining choices - Bar Alto and                  a living 14 metre green wall of plants, a
Watt Restaurant and Bar. If you want to soak           10 metre waterfall and a solid hand carved                      the Zoo, Fortitude valley: A relaxed venue
up the winter and spring sunshine, Sundays             ‘china white’ marble bar, there are few                         where the dress code has been dropped in
are a local favourite with a resident DJ               nightclub experiences like Cloudland in                         favour of a “please and thank you” culture.
playing laidback sounds at the Park Lounge             Australia. Dine in, dress up and experience the                 In any week you could encounter beats,
Bar on the foreshore of the Brisbane River.            silver lining of the Australian club scene.                     hip hop, jazz, rock and pop to acoustic, folk,
                                                                                                                       dub and reggae.

red hot
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                                                                                                                                                    Will Genia

                                                                                                                                                      Wallabies scrum half
                                                                                                                                                      Will Genia moved to
                                                                                                                                                      Brisbane when he was
                                                                                                                                                      12, having previously
Queenslanders take their sport seriously,                                                                                                             been raised in Papua
and if you do too, why not add your                                                                                                                   New Guinea. He loves
                                                                                                                                                      that Brisbane has the
voice to the crowd and cheer your team
                                                                                                                                    feel of a big city while offering the
on at their away game in Brisbane?
                                                                                                                                    comfort and easy living of a town.

Four Nations Rugby League series Final                                                                                Eat: Hanabishi Japanese Restaurant,
The Four-Nations is played out between the                                                                            The Barracks - they always use fresh
English, Kiwi, Australian, and PNG teams.                                                                             ingredients to create fine food, I always
The two teams that finally face off will be well                                                                      feel comfortable there and the staff are
placed for the international experience needed                       the sunday mail suncorp Bridge to
                                                        what’s hot

                                                                                                                      really friendly
prior to the 2013 World Cup. The final will be held                  Brisbane: Remember to pack your
at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on 13 November.                         runners: The Sunday Mail Suncorp                 Drink: The Paddo Tavern has great
                                                                                                                      entertainment like karaoke and live music,
the vodafone series Ashes                                            Bridge to Brisbane is a 5K or 10K run
If it’s willow on leather that gets your heart                       with the emphasis on fun 29 August.              and a really friendly atmosphere to enjoy
racing then catch the first ball of summer at the                                                                     a drink.
                                                                 story Bridge Climb: Perched 74 metres
Vodafone Series Ashes at the Gabba from
                                                                 above the river with the best views of               play: I love chilling out with mates at the
25 November from 10am.
                                                            the city, this is exhilaration in perfect safety.         Treasury Casino and enjoying the live music
Weekend of Football                                         Riverlife: Abseil down the Kangaroo Point
                                                                                                                      – especially the old school renditions, as well
Whether the ball is round or oval, the fans are just                                                                  as the occasional bet. There’s also a range
                                                            Cliffs – day or night with the city right
as fanatical and you can have your pick on this                                                                       of city restaurants and bars close by.
                                                            behind you. Rollerblade, mountain bike or
weekend. Brisbane Roar versus Wellington Phoenix
                                                            kayak on the river.
at Suncorp Stadium; while the Brisbane Lions
versus Sydney Swans at the Gabba on 28 August.

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