Today marks the first day of spring here in the southern hemisphere. Hooray! What better way to celebrate the month ahead than by getting out and about and enjoying the best of what your town has to offer? Head to the markets! Plan a picnic! Or, if you're from around these parts, make your way to one of these cool events.
The Imperial Russian Ballet Presents Swan Lake: 3, 4, & 22 September at QPAC
It's the ballet that needs no introduction And it's being performed by one of the most formidable companies in the game. It's a no brainer, really. Get in quick as tickets are bound to sell out.
Brisbane Writers Festival: 2 - 6 September at various venues
Seek out some literary inspiration at this year's Brisbane Writers Festival. The program is wide and varied, with events ranging from discussions and Q&A sessions to workshops and book readings. There's even a program for kids (start 'em young, I say).
BIGSOUND: 9 - 11 September at various venues
BIGSOUND is Australia's premier music industry conference and artist showcase. During the day the conference features significant keynote speakers and industry panels. At night, the artists come out to play with a jam-packed live music lineup at various venues throughout Fortitude Valley.
Sourdough Workshop: 9 September at Wandering Cooks, South Brisbane
As far as breads go, sourdough is one of my faves. Who can resist some smashed avocado on a fresh slice of the stuff? Not me, that's for sure. Learn how to create a loaf yourself thanks with this workshop brought to you by Wandering Cooks.
Brisbane Festival: 5 - 26 September at various venues
For the month of September Brisbane becomes a canvas for the arts. With an aim to engage audiences with artists, Brisbane Festival has everything from live music to theatre and art installations. And it all ends with a bang, quite literally, with a night of fireworks aka Riverfire.
And it's not quite Brisbane, but if you're up for a road trip then make your way to Toowoomba's Carnival of Flowers from 18 - 27 September to really get into the swing of spring.