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Four Things to Do on a Rainy Day

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by Laura McKenna (subscribe)
A freelance writer, actor, director and designer Laura McKenna is always out and about in the arts industry.
Published October 12th 2011

As the summer storm season approaches, weekend plans change from all day outings to stay home days and dates with the local pool. But why stay home when there's a world of air conditioned possibility inside!

1. DFO
You've seen the ads, you've looked at the road map and groaned at the long drive to the Brisbane Airport branch of DFO. This summer, devote a cold and rainy day to brightening up your wardrobe with some amazing bargains. DFO truly takes an entire day to explore so ring your friends, dig out your comfy shoes and go forth on your shopping adventure! You might even return with that perfect swimsuit.

2. Eldorado Cinemas
I know what you're thinking. Every rainy day hundreds of people flock to cinemas all around Brisbane which usually leads to a pretty average experience for all. The trick is to pick the right cinema. Eldorado Cinema Complex sits in the shadow of the Indooropilly Megaplex and is much quieter and in my humble opinion, much more comfortable.

3. La Boite Theatre
One of the main theatre companies in Brisbane, La Boite has a reputation of producing well crafted contemporary theatre. Their 2011 season draws to a close with their final production, Ruben Gurthrie, by Bendan Cowell and starring Underbelly's Gyton Grantley. This production promises to go out with a bang.

4. Brisbane Arts Theatre
Regular theatre goers know that there is always something on at this theatre. From children's theatre to slightly naughty contemporary theatre, Brisbane Arts Theatre is one of Brisbane's longest running amateur companies which never fails to impress patrons of all ages. Their current production, Monstrous Regiment by Terry Prachett and Stephen Briggs, runs into November and will be followed by How to be a Man (for the adult audience) and Stuart Little (for kids and adults in denial). For show dates and other fun stuff visit the website.
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