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Essential Brisbane events over the summer

Max your summer in Brisvegas with all the best events

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When the weather hots up in the River City, so does the excitement. Blockbuster shows land at QPAC and QAGOMA, festivals erupt at the Showgrounds and fireworks explode over Southbank. Get out and live your city to the max.


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Ways to max your summer in Brisbane


Aladdin the Musical

Sing along to all the best songs from the Grammy Award winning soundtrack from Disney's Aladdin, including everyone’s favourites ‘A Whole New World’ and ‘A Friend Like Me’. This show has been staged worldwide, getting great reviews, and has even won a couple of awards. It opens at QPAC on Wednesday February 28 and prices range from $60 to $195.

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QPAC , South Bank Until Sunday May 6 2018

Mao’s Last Dancer The Exhibition: a portrait of Li Cunxin

You’ve read the book and seen the film. Now discover Cunxin’s moving personal narrative and his remarkable artistic achievements through this world-first exhibition. It’s on at the Museum of Brisbane (City Hall) from December 1 until April. Bonus: it’s super easy to get to and can be slotted into a day of Christmas shopping.

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Museum of Brisbane , Brisbane Central Until Sunday April 29 2018