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Weekend watch: Our guide to the two best days of the week

Culture

From an award-winning one-woman show starring Noni Hazlehurst and live musical performances including Elton John playing Townsville’s new stadium to visual arts displays, surfing dogs and big-screen debuts, InQueensland takes a look at what’s happening in local arts and culture this weekend and beyond.

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MOTHER AT HOTA

Noni Hazlehurst brings her award-winning one-woman show, Mother, to HOTA on the Gold Coast, with tickets still available for tonight and tomorrow night’s performances.  Written specifically for Hazlehurst by Daniel Keene, Mother tells the story of Christie, a homeless woman in a world detached, unforgiving and destructive and Hazlehurst’s emotionally wrought performance has been hailed as one of the best of her career.
hota.com.au

ROCKHAMPTON GALLERY TURNED INSIDE OUT

As Rockhampton Art Gallery prepares for its $31.5 million relocation and redevelopment along Quay St, the gallery is opening its doors to visitors and flipping its collection “inside out”. Until March 16 visitors can experience the behind the scenes action of collection management.  With dimmer lighting, more workbenches and artworks hung on racks rather than walls, the gallery aims to make its transition to the New Rockhampton Art Gallery as seamless and transparent as possible. Be sure to check into the exhibition space regularly, as the collection artworks on display are changing frequently.
rockhampton.qld.gov.au

MAKE IT OUT TO JEREMY NEALE

To celebrate the release of his new album We Were Trying to Make it Out, Brisbane singer-songwriter Jeremy Neale will be performing a free instore at Jet Black Cat Music at West End. Neale spent three months at a songwriting masterclass at New York University after winning the Grant McLennan Fellowship in 2018 and the geographical separation from his hometown enabled Neale to approach the writing process for We Were Trying to Make it Out, which is released today, without encumberment.  To hear the results, head along to Jet Back Cat Music, at 72A Vulture St, West End, at 6.30pm.

AN HORSE AT THE ZOO

Former Brisbane-based duo An Horse – Kate Cooper and Damon Cox – are playing their first show in their old hometown since 2015 at The Zoo in Brisbane tonight. An Horse released Modern Air, their first album since 2011’s Walls, last year, and have performed on The Late Show With David Letterman and toured extensively with the likes of Tegan and Sara, Death Cab for Cutie, Silversun Pickups, Nada Surf, Cage the Elephant, and Brand New.  Renowned for their energetic live performances, this is a show not to be missed, and there are still limited tickets remaining.
thezoo.com.au

FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD TO TOWNSVILLE

Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour heads north tomorrow night for what will be the first official performance at Townsville’s newly constructed Queensland Country Bank Stadium.  With a career spanning more than five decades and record sales of more than 300 million, and enduring hits including Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man, Candle in the Wind, I’m Still Standing and Crocodile Rock,  Elton John is one of the most popular and acclaimed musicians of all time, and this will the last chance for north Queenslanders to see the iconic singer live.
ticketmaster.com.au

THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

Presented by La Boite and Multicultural Australia in association with Empire Theatres, this revelatory work tracks seven individual, real-life journeys from the experience of fleeing homelands, to seeking refuge and creating, fostering and discovering a new community (or neighbourhood) in Australia. The Neighbourhood promises an evening of honest, authentic, and deeply moving theatre, imbued with a sense of hope, power and recognition. Final two shows tonight and tomorrow night.
laboite.com.au/

DOGS HAVE THEIR DAY IN THE SUN AND SAND

The world’s biggest Surfing Dog Championships returns to First Point at Noosa on Sunday for the ninth consecutive year. Continuing to make waves as part of the Noosa Festival of Surfing, the Surfing Dog Championships showcase the best in surfing dog talent around Australia while also promoting the importance of waterproof parasite prevention and pet health.  The event starts at 1:30pm, but get there early to secure a good spot.
noosafestivalofsurfing.com

MISS FISHER HITS THE BIG SCREEN

Fans of ABC series Miss Fisher have reason to rejoice, with the Hon. Miss Phryne Fisher’s hitting the big screen for the first time this week in Miss Fisher & The Crypt of Tears.  Filmed in Morocco and Melbourne, Fisher (Essie Davis) embarks on a globe-trotting romp of mystery and mayhem across the exotic 1920s deserts of the Negev, glamorous manor-house ballrooms, and the darkened back alleys of London. After freeing a young Bedouin girl, Shirin Abbas, from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem, Miss Fisher begins to unravel a wartime mystery concerning a priceless jewel, an ancient curse and the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of Shirin’s forgotten tribe.  Check cinemas for session times.

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