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Places to see live entertainment in Brisbane

Brisbane Entertainment Centre
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Brisbane Entertainment Centre

The BEC draws massive crowds for Queensland's biggest Australian and international rock, pop, comedy and stadium acts. We're talking Madonna, Black Sabbath, UFC and even the occasional ice hockey match.

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

The BCEC is where you will find your trade shows, expos and massive international touring artists when they come calling by Brisbane.

The Brightside
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The Brightside

Hardcore music lovers’ prayers are answered at this revamped Valley icon that's a promising new venue for Brisbane's alternative music scene.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
The Foundry
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The Foundry

The Foundry features a bandroom that holds 300 people plus a bar and beer garden. It's also home to Foundry Records and Foundry Studios.

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Little Creatures Live
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Little Creatures Live

You might already enjoy their beer – including Pale Ale, Rogers' and Dog Days – but did you know there's a way to take your Little Creatures love a little deeper? This year the brewery is taking their show on the road with a series of parties that feature live performance art, food and beer at various on-premise locations and festivals across Australia. They're calling it Little Creatures Live – inspired by the original moniker of their very first Pale Ale, brewed their own way with fresh hops flowers and live yeast.  Little Creatures Live will be hitting Brisbane very soon. Curious as to what to expect? Check out our recaps below. Or if you can't wait, why not pay a visit to Little Creatures' Fremantle or Geelong breweries? 

The Perth Hitlist: What to do and where to go on a three or five day stay
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The Perth Hitlist: What to do and where to go on a three or five day stay

It’s the only capital city in Australia where you can watch the sun set over the ocean, but that’s not the only reason Perth is now one of the coolest places to visit. Once known only for its pristine beaches, Perth’s love of food and culture is capturing the attention of tastemakers. Blame it on Instagram or the perfect weather – no one can explain how WA’s capital city made its way onto the international radar – but the latest frenzy of new hotel openings, a statewide culinary scene that is booming and a string of new urban projects may provide some clues. Stay a little longer and you can explore ancient caves and award winning wineries just three hours ‘down south’ around Margaret River. // var axel = Math.random() + ""; var a = axel * 10000000000000; document.write(''); //

SIFU
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SIFU

When you first walk in through SIFU’s sleek lounge area your first move should be to stop for a drink and enjoy the view out to the glorious Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise hotel pool. There’s a brand new menu of experimental cocktails made with house-infused spirits. A Negroni with Oolong-infused gin and a yellow chrysanthemum-infused vodka Martini stand out among a list of 11 with names that could be the titles of Hong Kong wuxia films: Dragon’s Heart; Empress of Blood and Fire. You can also admire the vast towers that are the live seafood tanks – they’re much cleaner than any you’ve seen at your local Chinatown, and a testament to SIFU’s focus on prioritising fresh produce. If you don’t make it past the tanks, the Street Eats menu offers a dozen different tapas such as salt and pepper prawns and duck pancakes to accompany more pool-gazing. If you arrive in the dinnertime rush, though, the smell of sizzling ginger and the lively din from the kitchen will most likely reel you in for a full meal.  The concept here is Schezuan-meets-Cantonese, under the auspices of chef Kyle Bu. As an entrée, two crisp legs of salt and pepper quail piled high with fine slices of onion, capsicum, coriander and a little chilli start your meal with a bang of flavours and textures. The colossal bowl of Fujian ‘wet’ fried rice (a Cantonese specialty) delivers fried rice next to chunks of prawn and chicken in a rich brown sauce, and could easily be a meal in itself for only $18. Deep-fried Schezuan

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Your guide to Hong Kong this Rugby Sevens
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Your guide to Hong Kong this Rugby Sevens

Early next April, Hong Kong will be hosting the biggest party of the year. The Rugby Sevens are coming to town from April 7 to 9, and the city is set to spring to life with edge-of-your-seat sportsmanship and plenty of parties, side gigs and excitement. Featuring 28 teams and 120,000 fans, this time of year is when the world truly comes out to play in this spectacular city.   There are direct flights departing from Australia to Hong Kong several times daily, and the flight time is under ten hours. That makes this trip an easy first step into a world of action.   What's more, April is the perfect time to visit Hong Kong. Sure, the Sevens are a reason to come, but Hong Kong Stadium can be a launch pad for a trip packed with amazing eating, celebrating and even wilderness adventures. Events Worldwide Travel are an official travel agent of the Hong Kong Sevens, so make sure to check out their special packages, and check out the Hong Kong Tourism Board for more inspiration. In the meantime here’s how to take advantage of the city, and linger a little longer once the Sevens are done.