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Brisbane Events // August 4 to August 11, 2017

Brisbane Events // August 4 to August 11, 2017

Friday August 11 thru to Sunday August 20 // Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills

The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is Queensland's largest annual event. Held over ten full days (11-20 August 2017), Ekka showcases life and achievements in the Sunshine State, bringing visitors from across Queensland and Australia to the heart of Brisbane. This year marks the 140th show, and more than 400,000 people are expected to come together to celebrate Queensland’s most loved annual event. The Ekka is celebrating this milestone by introducing for the first time – the half price Twilight ticket and the early children’s fireworks show at 6pm each evening. So there will be not one but two fireworks shows each night of Show!

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Now thru to Saturday August 5 from 5.30pm – 9pm // Westfield Chermside, Cnr Gympie & Hamilton Rd’s, Chermside

Grab the family and head to Westfield Chermside for the Festival of Lights! Each night from Thursday to Saturday, the dining precinct will transform into a hub of lighting, interactive displays and live music. Each night kicks off with a fireworks display and a live lighting show of the Urchin curated by audio-visual artist, Kit Webster. Other events include live lights shows, live music, free glow-in-the-dark face-painting, LED robot stilt walkers, digital dance-offs and loads more!

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Saturday August 5 & Sunday August 6 // Roma Street Parkland, 1 Parkland Blvd, Brisbane City

Parks Alive is a fantastic free event showcasing Roma Street Parkland to residents and visitors to Brisbane. The weekend will be full of workshops and talks by well known gardening personalities, specialised walks through the parkland, children’s activities, music and food trucks. Highlights of the weekend includes special behind the scenes walks which only take place at Parks Alive and two special live shows from Dirtgirl on Sunday.

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Saturday August 5 & Sunday August 6 from 10am – 6pm // Westfield Garden City, Cnr Logan & Kessels Rd’s, Upper Mt Gravatt

Eat.Drink.Westfield is a free two day food festival that celebrates all things food, drink, dining and entertainment – and there’s something for everyone! Whether you’re a coffee fanatic, craft beer expert or simply just love to eat, Eat.Drink.Westfield has it all.

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Thursday August 10 from 11.30am – 12.30pm // Queen Street Mall (outside the Wallace Bishop store), Brisbane city

Iconic jewellery company Wallace Bishop is turning 100 and to celebrate they are hosting a special birthday party for the general public in the Queen Street Mall with free cupcakes, fairy floss, giveaways and fun entertaiment for all.

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Friday August 11 from 5.30pm – 9pm // The Workshops Rail Museum, North St, North Ipswich

Celebrate National Science Week with a night time adventure at the Museum. Join us for live music, food, drinks and an array of science innovations to inspire your inner chic geek. Explore the Museum to see what innovations science has to offer, including hands on activities, demonstrations and pop-up shows. You will have the opportunity to hear from the science experts, experiment with technology, kick back to live music, indulge your tastebuds and see the Museum like never before.

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Now thru to Saturday August 19 // Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

Be inspired by local contemporary art created from second-hand shop treasures and reused everyday materials on display at Salvage, Brisbane City Council’s Recycling Art Exhibition. The exhibition explores the creative potential of reusing and recycling household items and furniture, with an aim to inspire people to see the possibility in things that may have been thrown away. Artists found their materials in Council’s tip shops and other second-hand stores.

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Now thru to Saturday September 2 // Brisbane Arts Centre, 210 Petrie Tce, Petrie Terrace

A stage show performance is a memory to be experienced by all ages! In The Hundred and One Dalmatians, Pongo and Misses are expecting their first litter and they can’t wait for the pitter-patter of tiny dog feet to fill the house! Bring the whole family along!

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Now thru to Sunday September 3 // GOMA, Stanley Pl, South Bank

Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe will open exclusively at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 27 May until 3 September 2017. This will be the first major Marvel exhibition in Australia and the largest ever presented in an art museum worldwide! It features more than 500 objects including 60 plus original costumes (worn by actors including Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and Tilda Swinton), comic books, props, spectacular set design, concept and keyframe art, clips and bespoke hands-on interactives. Legendary Marvel characters such as Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow and Hulk are profiled, as well as the Avengers, Ant-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy. The exhibition will encompass GOMA’s entire ground floor and cinema spaces.

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Now thru to Sunday September 3 // 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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