What to do in Brisbane this month (August)

What to do in Brisbane this month (August)

By Tessa Bezuidenhout on Jul 31 2017


August on its way and winter is on its way out. The kids are back in school and routine is back in full swing; all excellent reasons to go out on the weekends and experience what Brisbane has to offer this month.
 
  1. Steam Train Sunday
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Picture credit: David de Groot.
 
Children and adults alike will enjoy this vintage steam train adventure on a leisurely Sunday morning. Travel through Brisbane in style and explore the history of our railways and trains on this magnificent piece of history.
 
Dates: Sunday, 6th August 10.15am
Tickets: From $16
Website: http://www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au/
Locations: Roma Train Station
 
  1. Knockoff
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Picture credit: Around You
 
Leave the kids at home for this one and end the week with some laughs. Head over to the Power House in New Farm after work to catch a completely free comedy show from local talent.
 
If you prefer something a little more spontaneous, then catch the improv comedy show on the last Friday of every month from Brisbane’s own ImproMafia. Warning: may contain course language or concepts; definitely not children friendly.
 
Dates: 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th of August 6pm
Tickets: Free
Website: https://brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/2017/03/03/knockoff/
Location: The Power House, New Farm
 
  1. A Hundred and One Dalmatians Play
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Picture credit: Visit Brisbane
 
Catch this classic story at the Brisbane Arts Theatre for a fun family day out. While the huge amount of Dalmatian puppies will delight every audience member, the costume and set design will be the highlight of the show.
 
Re-live the Disney classic through this amazing stage adaptation of 101 Dalmatians.
 
Dates: Various dates from the 5th August - 2nd September 2.00pm
Tickets: From $18
Website: http://www.artstheatre.com.au/show/dalmatians
Location: Brisbane Arts Theatre
 
  1. Burning of the Vines
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Picture credit: Look What's On
 
If you’re in the mood for a night time event with delicious food and wine, then this is where you should be on Sunday the 13th of August. Burning of the vines is a traditional practice that represents the end of harvest and the beginning of a new season; the ultimate symbolism for death and rebirth.
 
Featuring wine straight from the cellar, food trucks, a live band, kids’ activities, and Tuscan Terrace pizzas, you’re sure to have a relaxing and fun night out at the winery.
 
Dates: 13th August from 3pm
Tickets: Free, but you have to register
Website: http://www.sirromet.com/burningofthevines/
Location: Sirromet Winery, Mt Cotton
 

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