Brisbane Events // February 23 – March 2
BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL
Friday February 23 thru to Sunday March 25 // Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall & SunPAC
From stand up to improve and sketch comedy, your taste buds will be covered with more than 70 of the most hilarious national and international comedians. The Brisbane Comedy FestivalÂ is celebrating nine hilarious years of laughs with an even bigger and better line-up than ever before.
For more info visit www.brisbanecomedyfestival.com
THE BRISBANE HOME SHOW
Friday February 23 thru to Sunday February 25 from 9am – 5pm // Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale & Glenelg Stâ€™s, South Bank
About to renovate or build? Then visit Brisbaneâ€™s Home Show to see, try and buy all the latest products for your kitchen, bathroom or interiors upgrade. There are hundreds of new ideas to renovate your house, both inside and out. Get FREE expert advice from more than 280 leading Queensland suppliers, so bring your plans and photos. See everything under one roof â€“ and kids under 14 are FREE!
For more info visit www.brisbanehomeshow.com.au
MIND BODY SPIRIT FESTIVAL
Friday February 23 thru to Sunday February 25 from 9am – 6pm // Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale & Glenelg Stâ€™s, South Bank
The Mind Body Spirit Festival isÂ Australiaâ€™s largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies event and is now FREE to attend! Learn from over 200 exhibitors, attend inspirational seminars, book yourself a psychic reading, try some body pampering, watch the free stage performances, join a free meditation session and taste some delicious health foods!
For more info visit www.mbsfestival.com.au
FESTIVAL OF FOOTBALL
Saturday February 24 from 12pm – 3.30pm // Southpine Sports Complex, 620 South Pine Rd, Brendale
Join the Brisbane Lions for a Festival of Football! Come along for a day filled with football fun before the Brisbane Lions AFLW side take on Fremantle in their Round 4 clash. There will be lots happening including face painting, rides and activities as well as the chance to meet the Brisbane Lions Men’s players and see the 2018 guernsey presentation.
For more info visit www.facebook.com
LUNA NEW YEAR ROOFTOP PARTY
Saturday February 24 from 4pm – 9pm // Sunnybank Plaza, Cinema Carpark, Cnr Mains Rd & McCullough St, Sunnybank
The entire Sunnybank cinema rooftop carpark will be transformed into a celebration reminiscent of a traditional lantern festival just like the ones held in Asia each year, complete with delicious food and drink, live music, entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display. The rooftop party will also feature an art gallery, tea house, beauty salon, games den and workshops on calligraphy, along with lantern making and percussion workshops for the kids.
For more info visit www.sunnybankplaza.com.au
KISARAGI SAI FESTIVAL
Saturday February 24 from 5pm // Roma St Parklands, 1 Parkland Blvd, Brisbane City
Experience the many facets of Japanese culture and society with a range of Japanese music and dance with performances across two stages. There will also be martial arts, Bonsai, Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arrangement), market stalls, artist demonstrations, exhibitions and children’s activities.
For more info visit www.visitbrisbane.com.au
RIO RHYTHMICS CARNIVAL & PARADE
Saturday February 24 at 6pm & 10pm // Starting at the Edward St end of Queen St, Brisbane City
Enjoy more than 150 performers and musicians as they dance and weave through the vibrant city. Ending in Reddacliff Place on George St, the party continues with live music, food stalls and plenty of “Samba energia”. Get a group of friends together and enjoy this colourful Brisbane City experience.
For more info visit www.visitbrisbane.com.au
SHREK THE MUSICAL
Saturday February 24 thru to Sunday March 25 // Brisbane Arts Theatre, 210 Petrie Tce, Petrie Terrace
Based on the much-loved DreamWorks animated film, Shrek the Musical will have all your favourite Shrek characters live on stage with all new songs to entertain the entire family. Itâ€™s a laugh-a-minute adventure that includes a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other misfits.
For more info visit www.artstheatre.com.au/shrek
FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE // PADDINGTON
Friday March 2 from 4pm – 9pm // Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, 708 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket
Join in every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month for free movie screenings on an outdoor cinema screen. BYO blankets and pillows for the grassy amphitheatre, or take advantage of the comfortable seating at Riverside Cafe. Free parking and free Wi-Fi available. Dogs welcome (must remain onÂ leadÂ at all times), and aÂ range of dinner and treat options will also be available from food stalls.
For more info visitÂ www.koala.net
BRISASIA FESTIVAL 2018
Now thru to Sunday March 4 // Various locations, Brisbane
The BrisAsia Festival features some of the finest dance, theatre, music, food, film, talks and visual arts providing a wonderful opportunity to discover and celebrate Asian cultures in Brisbane.
For more info visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au
Now through to June 3 // QPAC, Lyric Theatre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne Stâ€™s, South Bank
The beloved story ofÂ AladdinÂ comes to life in thisÂ spectacularÂ new musical.Â Breathtaking sets, mind-blowing special effects, over 300 lavish costumes and a fabulous cast bring the magic ofÂ Disneyâ€™sÂ AladdinÂ to life on stage. Featuring all the songs from the classic Academy award winning film, including â€śFriend like Meâ€ť, â€śA Whole New Worldâ€ť and â€śArabian Nightsâ€ť, prepare to experience the unmissable theatrical magic that isÂ Aladdin.
For more info visit www.qpac.com.au
Check out our February calendar for all of the coolest food, fashion and art and craft markets in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!
Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au