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It’s time to don your dirndl and leder­ho­sen and get ready to cel­e­brate Aus­tralia’s largest Ger­man fes­ti­val— Ok­to­ber­fest Bris­bane. The Bris­bane Show­grounds will be trans­formed into a mini Bavaria, where fes­ti­val­go­ers can in­dulge in tra­di­tional Ger­man cui­sine like bratwurst and pork knuck­les as well as Black For­est cake and other good­ies. Add to that spe­cially brewed beers all the way from Ger­many and world-class wines to have the true Ok­to­ber­fest ex­pe­ri­ence.

6–8 and 13–15 Oc­to­ber, Bris­bane Show­grounds, 600 Gregory Ter­race, Bowen Hills. ok­to­ber­fest­bris­bane.com.au

Doo-bop Jazz Bar has a num­ber of im­pres­sive acts not to be missed this month. From the James Mor­ri­son Academy in their fourth year, the Mount Gambier Al­ls­tars bring you your Wed­nes­day night fix of world-class smooth jazz tunes (4 Oct). As un­pre­dictable as he is mis­chievous, ex­pe­ri­ence the rare op­por­tu­nity to hear the Joe Chin­damo Trio per­form magic tunes cho­sen from the Amer­i­can Song Book, with He­len Svoboda on bass and Joe Marchisella on drums (15 Oct), while Syd­ney-based Frances Mad­den & Band: Jazz, Blues & Clas­sics Show (27 Oct) will be per­form­ing a mix of jazz, blues and bal­lads in­clud­ing some of her orig­i­nal tunes to­gether with their in­ter­pre­ta­tion of time­less clas­sics.

101 Ed­ward Street, Bris­bane. 3151 7520. doo-bop.com.au

Photo: Jared Vethaak © 2016.

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