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The 7 Best Things To Do In Brisbane This November

November in Brisbane was practically made for event-going.

The perfect time between the hayfever-inducing month of October and the Sunshine State’s rainy season, November in Brisbane was practically made for event-going. This month, everything from The Wizard of Oz to Brisbane’s biggest independent art and design market is on offer.

Here are the 7 best things to do in Brisbane this November.

Yayoi Kusama
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Yayoi Kusama: Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow

Everyone’s favourite Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama, rolls into Brisbane with a brand new exhibition called Life is the Heart of a Rainbow in November. The exhibition cherry picks the best of Kusama’s 60-plus-year career and packages it up for your viewing pleasure.

Life is the Heart of a Rainbow covers everything from painterly experiments to soft-sculpture and, of course, Kusama’s iconic Obliteration Room – which is what happens when you take a furnished, pristine white living room and let loose a bunch of people with rainbow dot stickers.

Entry is free.

Where: Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, South Brisbane

When: 10am to 5pm, November 4, 2017, to February 11, 2018

Image: Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

Supanova Brisbane
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Supanova

Australia’s answer to Comic Con, Supanova hits Brisbane this November. Expect panels with experts, sneak peeks of yet-to-be-released comic book merchandise, and the chance to meet your celebrity crush.

Rumour has it that Stan Lee, comic book extraordinaire, and James Masters, everyone’s favourite teen vampire crush, are set to make an appearance. And don’t even get us started on the talent and creativity that goes into the cosplay worn by local Brisbanites.

General admission day passes start at $28.71.

When: November 10 to 12, 2017

Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale and Glenelg Streets, Brisbane

Image: Cru Photography / Flickr

End of the Line festival Brisbane
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The End Of The Line Festival

What do you get when you take the crème de la crème of Woolloongabba’s restaurants and combine them with a music-festival-come-block-party? Why, The End Of The Line Festival, of course!

Taking place for one night only, the festival transforms the cul-de-sac at the end of Jurgens Street into the hottest venue in town. Think pop-up restaurants, a soundtrack from the best of Brisbane’s local talent and enough shopping opportunities to make your market-loving heart skip a beat.

When: 2pm to 11pm, November 4, 2017

Where: Jurgens Street, Woolloongabba

Image: The End Of The Line / Facebook

Finders Keepers Market
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SS17 Finders Keepers Market

The crown jewel in Brisbane’s market scene, the Finders Keepers Market is back for another season and its set to be a stunner. Featuring over 200 independent art and design stalls, the market aims to connect you with your new favourite local maker.

Finders Keepers offers everything from art and handmade pottery to crocheted earrings and paper flowers, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to find something to take home. Plus, the market is arriving in Brisbane just in time to snag some awesome Christmas presents for your favourite people.

Entry costs $2 per person.

When: November 10 to 12, 2017

Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, The Marquee, Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills

Image: Finders Keepers / Facebook

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‘The Wizard Of Oz’ At QPAC

Direct from the London Palladium, The Wizard of Oz is heading over the rainbow to Brisbane this November. Alongside all your favourite heart-warming moments, expect a few twists on the original tale included in the form of new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Anthony Warlow, Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix are all part of the star-studded cast.

The Wizard of Oz is only running for a measly two weeks, so you better click those ruby slippers to score tickets – or just head on over to QPAC’s website. You do you, friends.

Tickets start at $49.90.

When: November 4 to 18, 2017

Where: QPAC, Corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Brisbane

Image: Lightbox Photography via The Wizard of Oz

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Palestinian Film Festival

With a mission to promote Palestinian arts and culture in a multicultural Australian context, the Palestinian Film Festival is a definite must-see. Taking place at Palace Cinemas, the festival brings the best of Palestine’s film industry straight to Australia’s eyeballs.

The current line-up includes everything from documentaries on Palestine’s ongoing conflicts to short films focused on one wife’s wacky plan to start a family with her incarcerated husband. The hardest part will be picking which movie you’ll see first.

When: October 29 to November 19, 2017

Where: Palace Centro, 39 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Image: Palestinian Film Festival Australia / Facebook

Fiesta Latina Brisbane
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Fiesta Latina

Celebrating all things Latin America, the Brisbane Fiesta Latina 2017 is set to be the cultural event of the year. The theme for this year’s festivities is Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, and promises to be a killer way to celebrate the diversity of Latin American culture.

Traditional dance groups, arts and crafts and live music – all from Brisbane’s talented locals – are only the beginning. Come with an empty stomach so you can properly enjoy the range of Latin-inspired food – all-you-can-eat-empanadas sounds like a pretty great plan.

When: 11am to 8pm, November 4, 2017

Where: Roma Street Parkland, 1 Parkland Boulevard, Brisbane

Image: Fiesta Latina / Facebook

(Lead image: Alice Duffield)