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Brisbane Events // January 12 – January 19, 2018

Brisbane Events // January 12 – January 19, 2018

MOB KIDS // CHINESE DRAGON MASKS
Saturday January 12 from 9.30am – 12.30pm // Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City

Using cardboard sculpting and pattern making techniques you’ll create a wearable dragon mask. Participants will begin with a guided tour of Mao’s Last Dancer the exhibition to inspire their creativity in the making session. This 3-hour workshop is held in the Studio and is limited to 16 places. Fee includes tuition by a qualified teaching artists and all materials.

For more info visit www.museumofbrisbane.com.au


THE FUNATORIUM // MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY (FINAL WEEK)
Now thru to Saturday January 13 // QPAC, Playhouse, Cultural Precinct, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

You’re invited to the best tea party in town – The Funatorium: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. With the biggest tricks, the largest characters and the catchiest tunes, it’s guaranteed to have each and every party guest calling for more.

For more info visit www.qpac.com.au


BRAINIAC LIVE (FINAL WEEK)
Now thru to Saturday January 13 // QPAC, Concert Hall, Cultural Precinct, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Strap on your safety goggles boys and girls. Science’s greatest and most volatile show is arriving at QPAC with a vengeance. Coming to Brisbane for the very first time Brainiac Live! will take you on a breathless ride through the wild world of the weird and wonderful. Expect exploding dustbins, combusting microwaves and loads of live daredevil stunts!

For more info visit www.qpac.com.au


DINOSAUR ADVENTURES
Friday January 12 from 10am – 1pm // Skygate, 11 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport

Go back in time these school holidays and let your kids immerse themselves in a free virtual reality experience and walk with dinosaurs at Skygate!

For more info visit www.skygate.com.au


DRAW IT. CODE IT // QUT SUMMER HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Now thru to Sunday January 14 from 10am – 4pm // QUT, Science & Engineering Centre, Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St, Brisbane City

The Cube and QUT Art Museum have joined together to offer an exciting family holiday program featuring a diverse mix of interactive activities to suit the tech-inclined and those who love to draw, play and create.

For more info visit www.thecube.qut.edu.au


STORY TIME BALLET // THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Tuesday January 16 thru to Saturday January 20 // Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm

Running for under an hour, and packed with favourite characters like Red Riding Hood and Cinderella, this narrated version of The Sleeping Beauty will have both boys and girls dancing all the way home. Don’t forget to dress up in your favourite ballet-inspired outfit!

For more info visit www.australianballet.com.au


THE LITTLE MERMAID
Wednesday January 17 thru to Saturday January 20 // QPAC, Playhouse, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Enter the magical underwater world of Ballet Theatre of Queensland’s The Little Mermaid, an enchanting ballet based on the Hans Christian Andersen classic tale of love, loss and discovery. The Little Mermaid’s greatest wish is to discover the world above the sea, but on her 15th birthday she strikes a deal with the wicked and powerful Sea Witch that will change her life. Join Queensland’s premier youth ballet company, celebrating its 81st year of ballet magic making, by bringing this beloved fairy-tale to life.

For more info visit www.qpac.com.au


PERCEPTION DECEPTION 
Now thru to Sunday January 21 from 9.30am – 5pm // Sciencentre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Enjoy mind melting illusions, sensory sensations, playing with perception, and discovering the world inside your head. This hands on exhibition will challenge your sensory signals and explore how your brain perceives the things and people around you. Discover how people may perceive the same thing in a different way and that reality is not what it seems.Your kids will get a chance to test their balance while wearing special glasses, confuse their mind with phantom  hand illusions, look to infinity through a deep tunnel, pick up a robot floating in the air and much more!

For more info visit www.sciencentre.qm.qld.gov.au


SUMMER FESTIVAL // TECH & STORIES & PLAY
Now thru to Sunday January 21 // State Library of Queensland, Cultural Precinct, South Bank

Make your summer a story to remember at State Library of Queensland! Boasting a choose-your-own adventure program of free activities and our popular Story Lab workshop series, Summer Festival is bursting with fabulous imaginative fun for children, young people and families. Start with some classic story-telling or arts and crafts. Get digital with workshops in coding, robotics, virtual reality, augmented reality and 360 film-making. Go from creative writing to creating your own picture book. Explore the free activities, exhibitions and interactive installations.

For more info visit www.slq.qld.gov.au/summerfestival


MAMMIA MIA THE MUSICAL
Now thru to Sunday February 4 // QPAC, Lyric Theatre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s heart-warming tale centres around Sophie, a young bride-to-be. On the eve of her wedding, Sophie’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.A celebration of love, laughter, family and friendship, MAMMA MIA! is exactly what the world needs right now.

For more info visit www.mammamiathemusical.com.au


KITE WISHES PROJECT
Now thru to Saturday February 24 from 10am – 5pm // Museum of Brisbane, City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City

Your kids will enjoy designing their own kite or be inspired by the koinobori fish template created by Brisbane artist Elysha Rei. They are then invited to return to the museum on Saturday February 24  and send their wishes flying high as part of a kite procession from King George Square to Kisaragi-Sai Festival at the Roma Street Parklands.

For more info visit www.museumofbrisbane.com.au


ME, MYSELFIE & I // CHILDREN’S EXHIBITION
Now thru to Sunday April 22 // GOMA, Cultural Precinct, Stanley Pl, South Bank

‘Me, Myselfie and I’ is a Collection-based exhibition which explores representation of self and features video works by Takahiko Iimura, Phil Dadson, Miloš Tomić and a series of digital prints by Gordon Bennett. The exhibition also includes interactive making and multimedia artist projects that invite children to consider different ways of creating their own portraits.

For more info visit www.qagoma.qld.gov.au


SCHOOL’S OUT
Summer holidays are here! Yhipppee! Check out some highlights of where to go and fun things to entertain the kids these school holidays.
Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au


SCHOOL HOLIDAYS IN BRISBANE
Looking for things to do and ways to spend your days in Brisbane over the December/January school holidays? Check out these Brisbane City Council events and recreation activities.
Find out more here www.brisbane.qld.gov.au


MARKETS
Check out our December/January 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/markets


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