The Road Ahead : February March 2009
February 26th-March 21st USQ’S SHAKESPEARE Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and settle in for a magical performance of The Tempest at the annual Shakespeare in the Park Festival in Toowoomba (Feb 26 - March 7), Fraser Coast (March 12- 14) and Springfi eld (March 19-21). Visit www.usq.edu.au/shakespeare. March 6th-8th GIN GIN CELEBRATES Gin Gin’s biggest party will be held to celebrate Queensland’s 150th and Gin Gin’s 130th birthdays. It includes a psychic expo, antique fair, art exhibitions, trash and treasure, dancing, music and a street parade on Sunday. Call Margrit 4156 3381 or email email@example.com. 6th-28th BRISBANE COMEDY Follow the laughs to Brisbane Powerhouse for the inaugural Brisbane Comedy Festival. Headlining acts include rock star-comedian Tim Minchin, Danny Bhoy, Adam Hills and Dave Hughes. Visit www.brisbanepowerhouse.org or call 3358 8600 for information and bookings. 14th WINE & FOOD Memorial Park Kingaroy is the place to be for a celebration of the South-Burnett 28th-March 1st GEM SHOW Seeking something shiny? Head to North Brisbane Lapidary Club’s 2009 Gem and Jewellery Festival at Aviation High, Widdop Street, Hendra to see and buy rough stones, mineral specimens, fossils, cut stones and jewellery. Call Ray on 0437 737 846 or visit www.nblc.com.au. 29th-March 7th BRIDGE CONGRESS Experience the game of bridge in all its glory at this week o uality brid this week of top quality bridge at the Gold Coast Co this week quality bri ll its glo u the Gold Co Convention & Exhibition & Exhibit on n & Exhibitio Centre a h Centre, attracting ap o approximately 2000 approximate 2000 comp from Austra overseas. C p e com co call 33 33 2000 competitors from Australia and ov and spectators a elc rs overseas. Competitors and spectators are welcome. Visit www or call 3378 5374. t rsto s ors e s are wwwqlww.qldbridge.com/gcc 374 o region’s wine and food industries, with a backdrop of music, roving theatre and good company. Visit www.winefood.southburnett.com.au. 21st-22nd YESTERYEAR RALLY Experience yesteryear living at Bundaberg’s Tegege Sports Ground, with horse-drawn and tractor ploughing demonstrations, stationary engines and vintage vehicle displays. Free exhibitor camping. Call Alan on 4159 9984 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 25th-29th FILM FESTIVAL Try a ‘feel good’ festival featuring fi lms of compassion, laughter and hope at Gympie’s Heart of Gold International Film Festival. Visit www.heartofgold.com.au or call 5483 7000. 29th COASTING CHRYSLERS Marvel at the collection of stunning street machines at the Burleigh Town Tavern at West Burleigh Heads, from 10am. Cost $5 per entered vehicle, spectators free. Call Tony on (02) 6674 2498 or 0419 721 453. April 5th HERITAGE FESTIVAL Celebrate Queensland’s 150th birthday and the Rathdowney region’s pioneering days with a variety of displays and demonstrations, including the opening of a model of the tramway system 1911-1944 and a display on local pioneering women 1850-1930. Visit www.rathdowney.org.au or phone 5544 1222. 10th-12th EASTER ROCK SWAP Enjoy a weekend of gems, jewellery, arts and crafts and the annual Warwick Easter Rock Swap, at Warwick Show Grounds. Call 4661 2427. 10th-13th SAILING SPECTACLE Head to Shorncliffe pier for an Easter tradition – watching the yachts head off for the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, Queensland’s premier blue water classic now in its 61st year. Visit www.brisbanetogladstone.com.au or call 3269 4588. 18th-19th DINGO CREEK BLUES Enjoy a relaxing weekend full of jazz, blues, fi ne wine, food and camping at the annual Dingo Creek Wine, Jazz and Blues Festival at Dingo Creek Vineyard, Traveston. E-mail email@example.com or visit www.dingocreek.com.au. PHOTOS THIS PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM BELOW: Wine and food, Memorial Park, Kingaroy. Heart of Gold Film Festival. Heritage Festival, Rathdowney. USQ’s Shakespeare.
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