2015 Events

Arrivederci – Presented by Nathaniel Young

A typical day in the life of the Giancarlo siblings, their pizzeria, and the comically colourful collective of customers who frequent it. The day turns out to be anything but typical when a letter changes everything Giovanni and Maria thought they knew. wannabe entrepreneur Giovanni Giancarlo, his long-suffering sister, Maria and the motley crew of …

WHEN: Thursday, 7 May 2015 – Friday, 22 May 2015

TIME: 7.00pm

WHERE: Casa Italia 26 Gray Street New Farm QLD


The Virtuous Burglar by Nobel Prize winne, Dario Fo

Room to Play and 2015 Anywhere Festival Brisbane present The Virtuous Burglar by Italian playwright and Nobel Prize winner, Dario Fo. The Brisbane premiere of Fo’s hilarious farce will be performed at Taylor King Gallery in Newmarket from 14-17, 21-24 May. The Virtuous Burglar takes place one night when a burglar is caught mid-robbery by the owner of …

WHEN: Thursday, 14 May 2015 – Sunday, 24 May 2015

TIME: Various

WHERE: Taylor King Gallery – 16 Thurlow Street, Newmarket

Queensland Pops Orchestra presents ‘Viva Italia’

Passion, romance, red wine and pasta are some of the icons that Italy conjures up in our minds.  So much great music has also come from Italy and this concert selects some of the greatest and most powerful music and brings it to life on stage.    Following the enormous success of the initial Viva Italia production in 2013 the Queensland …

WHEN: Saturday, 16 May 2015

TIME: 7.30pm

WHERE: Concert Hall QPAC

Amadeus Orchestra’s An Italian Affair – FREE Concert

Opening the program with the William Tell Overture, Amadeus Orchestra will offer a feast of popular classical Italian music at Roma Street Parkland Amphitheatre.  From sweeping overtures to breathtaking arias, the small orchestra with a big sound will entertain with a program including works by Rossini, Verdi, Vivaldi and Puccini. Guest artists, …

WHEN: Sunday, 24 May 2015

TIME: 2.00pm

WHERE: Roma Street Parkland Amphitheatre

Italian Week 2015 – An Italian Affair Exhibition (Free)

Come visit this wonderful free Italian photography exhibition by Stefania Zara Kleynendorst’s at the Brisbane Square Library that looks at the paradoxes between ancient and modern Italy. The exhibition will take you on an imaginary journey, revealing the relationships between arts, modern and antique architecture, social and cultural dimensions, food and …

WHEN: Tuesday, 26 May 2015 – Tuesday, 2 June 2015

TIME: Library Hours

WHERE: Brisbane Square Library Brisbane CBD

Film Screening – Lygon Street – Si Parla Italiano

Back by popular demand. After the disaster of WW2, a wave of Italian immigrants found their way to Melbourne – a strange place, suspicious of outsiders and completely devoid of a good cup of espresso. Congregating in a then run-down stretch of Carlton known as Lygon St, these irrepressible restaurateurs, enterpeneurs and sometimes mafiosi would come to …

WHEN: Thursday, 28 May 2015

TIME: 6.45 pm

WHERE: New Farm Cinema’s – 701 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley

Sicilian Style Cooking Class With Chef Dominique Rizzo

With Chef Dominique Rizzo. Sicily is renowned for its vegetable dishes, simple food and delicious flavours. Join Dominique for a fantastic hands on class of Sicilian delights inspired by her food tours to Sicily. You will learn how to cook street food and other traditional favourites with influences from Spain, Africa and Greece. The class …

WHEN: Thursday, 28 May 2015

TIME: 6.30pm

WHERE: Putia Pure Food Kitchen: Shop 4 17 Royal Pde, Banyo, QLD 4014

Italian Style on the Magic Mile

From the runways of Milan, to the test tracks in Lingotto, Italian style has influenced design and luxury since the beginning. Join Westpoint Autos at their Fiat & Alfa Romeo showroom on the magic mile, in Moorooka, for a celebration of that Italian design surrounded by the latest Italian fashion supplied Camarque and Harry Henry, and models from the …

WHEN: Thursday, 28 May 2015

TIME: 6.45pm

WHERE: Westpoint Fiat & Alfa Romeo Moorooka 1020 Ipswich Road, Moorooka

Aperitivo in musica @ the Dante for Italian Week

This year, to celebrate Italian Week, the Brisbane Dante is holding an “Aperitivo in Musica”. Italian Musician Francesco Bufarini will lead us through different regions of Italy to discover the folk music, its traditional instruments and themes such as love, work and protest. The evening will finish with a true Italian aperitivo of Prosecco and …

WHEN: Friday, 29 May 2015

TIME: 6.00pm

WHERE: 26 Gray Street, New Farm

Tuscan Tables Dinner

Our annual Tuscan Tables Dinner has become a popular event on many people’s calendars. If dining on exquisite Italian food, enjoying great company and appreciating amazing live entertainment in support of a wonderful local charity sounds like your kind of night, then we invite you to join us!   Once again our Tuscan Tables Dinner will be part of …

WHEN: Friday, 29 May 2015

TIME: 6.30pm

WHERE: Caffe Primavera 667 Oxley Road, Corinda, Brisbane

Film Screening – HUMAN CAPITAL

HUMAN CAPITAL begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could …

WHEN: Friday, 29 May 2015

TIME: 6.45pm

WHERE: New Farm Cinema’s – 701 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley

The 10th Annual Italian Golf Classic

Join us for a day of Golf, fun, food & good company. The Italian Golf Association would like to invite you and your friends to the Annual Italian Golf Classic on Friday 29 May 2015 at the Virginia Golf Course, Brisbane. This unique event offers great networking opportunities for you and your company as you will meet other members and friends whilst …

WHEN: Friday, 29 May 2015

TIME: 7.30am

WHERE: Virginia Golf Course, Elliot Street, Banyo

For the love of pasta…

Come along for great bowls of fun at Bucci as we celebrate Italian Week with a celeb-rich, palate teasing pasta lunch! Be prepared for loads of fun, stimulating conversation, laughter amongst the pasta – and delicious food and wine too!    The COOK (Host of Ch 7’s ‘The Great South East’, TV personality, la belissima …

WHEN: Saturday, 30 May 2015

TIME: 12.30pm

WHERE: Bucci Restaurant 15 James st Fortitude Valley

Learn the secrets of making pasta with Donna, The Pasta Princess

Come and experience pasta making the authentic Italian way with Angelo’s Daughter, Donna, The Pasta Princess. Hands on class where you will learn the secrets of successfully making authentic homemade pasta, how to use a pasta machine to roll your pasta, how to make the different cuts of pasta and when to use them   Everyone who attends the class …

WHEN: Saturday, 30 May 2015

TIME: 10.00am Various Classes to choose from

WHERE: Level 1, 28 Wandoo Street, Fortitude Valley

Film Screening – Love it or Leave It

After their award winning documentary, ‘Suddenly, Last Winter’, Luca and Gustav are back. This time they have to decide: should they stay in Italy, or leave it, like so many of their friends have done already. Looking at some defining Italian icons, they go on a emotional trip on a old Fiat 500 through Italy, to look behind the cliches and to …

WHEN: Saturday, 30 May 2015

TIME: 4.00 pm

WHERE: New Farm Cinema’s – 701 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley

Zachery and Nonno go to the Races – Charlie Cacciola

Zachery and Nonno go to the Races is an adventure story about an Italian grandfather who takes his grandson to the races for an exciting day out. They happen to meet Giddyup an extremely inspirational and friendly horse who breaks out in spots and is whisked away to the vet. Giddyup makes it back to the race but will it be enough to win the …

WHEN: Sunday, 31 May 2015


WHERE: Children’s area – New Farm Park near the Rotunda

An Italian Affair Street Festival in New Farm Park (FREE ENTRY)

It’s ‘An Italian Affair’ Brisbane will become a sea of Italian-themed festivities for the ninth edition of Italian Week, with ‘An Italian Affair’. An exciting Italian Street festival will be held at the historical New Farm Park on Sunday 31 May, from 11am until 6pm. A delightful family event, the day will feature all the …

WHEN: Sunday, 31 May 2015

TIME: 11.00 am to 6.00pm

WHERE: New Farm Park, Brunswick Street, New Farm

Pizza and Beer night

The Pizzantica VW Kombi van is mounted with a Ferrari-red pizza oven, producing mouthwatering slices from the classic Margherita of tomato, mozzarella and basil to the hefty Alle Patate of potatoes, ham, mozzarella, onions and rosemary. The menu changes each week, with select options available for markets or private functions, but there’s generally a …

WHEN: Monday, 1 June 2015

TIME: 6.00pm

WHERE: Green Beacon Brewery 26 Helen St, Teneriffe

Risotto, Gnocchi and Pasta – for people who still enjoy eating real food. With Chef Dominique Rizzo

Pasta, risotto and gnocchi are Italy’s staples that you will always find on menus and in good home kitchens. Learn the secrets to quick and easy fresh pasta, creamy perfect risotto, and light fluffy gnocchi. Pick up tips for the best ingredient combinations to match each dish, healthy sauces, techniques and the simplicity of hand made that makes these …

WHEN: Tuesday, 2 June 2015

TIME: 10.00am

WHERE: Putia Pure Food Kitchen: Shop 4 17 Royal Pde, Banyo, QLD 4014

Story Bridge ‘Illumination’ in Italian national colours

Since 2009, Italian Week has illuminated superstructures in Brisbane as part of celebrating the Italian National Day. First the Treasury Casino then in 2011, to honour the 150 anniversary of the unification of Italy, the Story Bridge was illuminated in green, white and red. Once again this year  ‘The …

WHEN: Tuesday, 2 June 2015

TIME: 6.00pm

WHERE: Story Bridge Brisbane

World Kitchen: A Taste of Italy (Free Event)

Celebrate Italian Week with a sumptuous afternoon exploring the tastes of Italy, including learning more about biscotti, pasta making, wine appreciation and more.  Presented by Alessandro Sorbello and special guests.   Sunday 7 June, 12.00-2.30   Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street. For bookings, please phone (07) 3403 4166

WHEN: Sunday, 7 June 2015

TIME: 12.00pm to 2.30pm

WHERE: Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street

Mandolins in Brisbane celebrates La Dolce Vita (FREE ENTRY)

Celebrate Italian culture with the delicate beauty and elegance of strings with Mandolins in Brisbane playing favourites like Santa Lucia, O Sole Mio and Funiculi Funicula. Mandolins in Brisbane (MIB) is Queensland’s foremost mandolin and guitar ensemble. It comprises of two playing groups, the Queensland Mandolin Ensemble (QME) and …

WHEN: Sunday, 7 June 2015

TIME: 11.00 am to 12.00 noon

WHERE: Old Government House – QUT, 2 George Street, Brisbane