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Brisbane Events // April 21 to April 28, 2017

Brisbane Events // April 21 to April 28, 2017

Friday April 28 thru to Sunday April 30 from 9am – 9pm // South Bank Parklands, South Bank

Since 1997 the Buddha Birth Day Festival has grown into one of Queensland’s most prestigious cultural events attracting in excess of 200,000 visitors and is now recognized as the largest annual Buddhist Birth Day Festival in the world. This year the Buddha Birth Day Festival is proud to be celebrating its 20th anniversary at The Parklands at Southbank. The festival continues to showcase the diversity of Australia’s multicultural society, as visitors can enjoy a relaxed environment surrounded by a range of displays, entertained by a variety of performances and experience many cultural customs and activities and vegetarian food. It is a Festival for everyone, regardless of ages, religious or cultural backgrounds.

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Sunday April 23 from 11am – 11.45am // Indooroopilly Library, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Level 4, 322 Moggill Rd, Indooroopilly

Experience the magic of story time with your child at the library. This interactive session includes stories, songs and mark making activities for young children. Ideal for children aged 2-5 years. This is a free event and bookings are not required.

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Saturday April 22 & Sunday April 23 from 9am – 11.30am // Westfield Carindale, Outside the Glasshouse Dining Precinct (near the kids playground area), 1151 Creek Rd, Carindale

Get ready for Captain Barnacles and Steve to take your Octo-cadets through Octo-training! Experience a live stage show and meet and greet at Westfield Carindale this weekend!

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Monday April 24 at 10.30am // Various locations, Event Cinemas

Come, relax and catch a movie at the Bring Your Baby sessions at your local Event Cinemas. Bring Your Baby session times can vary between locations. This week’s screening is Beauty and the Beast!

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Tuesday March 25

Click here for your local guide to ANZAC Day services //

Wednesday April 26 from 9.30am – 10.15am // South Bank Parklands, Little Stanley Street Lawns, South Bank

The Medibank Feel Good Program has been designed to suit all fitness levels, with classes ranging from low impact to high energy options. Bubacise is a class to strengthen and tone new mums as well as introduce movement and motor development in bubs. All classes are free and bookings are not required – just turn up and join in on the fun! All weekday classes take place at the southern end of the Little Stanley Street Lawns

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Thursday April 27 from 9am – 1pm // South Bank Parklands, Central Café Lawns, South Bank

Spend a morning playing, creating and discovering with your child at Little Days Out, South Bank’s free children’s program. Held amid the shady trees of the South Bank Parklands, Little Days Out is a series of free children’s workshops designed to suit all interests and skill levels. It’s on every Thursday, with locations and activities changing each week, so there’s always something new to enjoy!

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Now thru to Saturday April 29 // QPAC, Cremorne Theatre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Untapped is a high-octane dance, music & comedy experience for the whole family, directed and co-choreographed by Andrew Fee (Creator of RAW Dance) and Jack Chambers (So You Think You Can Dance, Singin’ in the Rain). Featuring 3 male and 2 female dancers, a beatboxer and percussionist, it’s an adrenaline-fuelled hour of dance entertainment that will leave you breathless.

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Now thru to Sunday September 3 from 9.30am – 5pm // Sciencentre, Level 1, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Families can count on a fun day out with the opening of the new Mathamazing exhibition at Queensland Museum’s Sciencentre. Playfully connecting maths to everyday life, the 22 interactive activities — designed to inspire mathematical curiosity and confidence — add up to a whole lot of fun. Visitors will be able to challenge their lateral thinking and topology as they untangle themselves from handcuffs in the Manacle, solve giant floor puzzles, work their way through mazes, test their reaction time, work out the mass of an unknown object, build an arch that won’t collapse, and explore fractals on a touchscreen.

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Now thru to Sunday October 22 // GOMA, Children’s Art Centre, Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank

Kate Beynon draws on multiple visual traditions as the foundation for her artworks, including Western and Eastern comic books, mythology, animation, film, graffiti, calligraphy and fashion. In ‘Friendly Beasts’, Kate Beynon brings to life four hybrid figures who are inspired by mythological figures, deities, theatrical masks and supernatural creatures. Young visitors will meet these benevolent friends – Blue Shaman, Lotus Monkey, Tu-Dao Dog and Gorgon Girl – who each have their own traits and personalities and aim to promote imagination, creative expression and fun.

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