Brisbane Events // January 19 – January 26, 2018
STORY TIME BALLET // THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (FINAL WEEK)
Now 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. Donâ€™t forget to dress up in your favourite ballet-inspired outfit!
For more info visit www.australianballet.com.au
THE LITTLE MERMAID (FINAL WEEK)
Now thru to Saturday January 20 // QPAC, Playhouse, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank
Enter the magical underwater world ofÂ Ballet Theatre of Queenslandâ€™sÂ The Little Mermaid, an enchanting ballet based on theÂ Hans Christian AndersenÂ classic tale of love, loss and discovery. The Little Mermaidâ€™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 Queenslandâ€™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
LIFELINE BOOK FEST
Saturday January 20 thru to Sunday January 28 // Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale & Glenelg St’s, South Bank
It’s that time again! Lifeline Book Fest is back to bring you millions of books over nine massive days – all to raise incredibly vital funds for Lifeline. Gather your fellow book lovers and make your way there! And itâ€™s not just books up for grabs at the Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane â€“ youâ€™ll also find comics, magazines, records, stationery, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, vinyl, board games and much more!
For more info visit www.bookfest.org.au
THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES
Saturday January 20 thru to Saturday March 17 //Â Brisbane Arts Theatre, 210 Petrie Tce, Petrie Terrace
The twelve princesses love to dance, but their overprotective father wonâ€™t allow it. A visit from his late wifeâ€™s sister Lady Monica is about to change all that. A magical musical journey awaits in the story of The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
For more info visit www.artstheatre.com.au/twelvedancingprincesses
PERCEPTION DECEPTIONÂ (FINAL WEEK)
Now thru to Sunday January 21 from 9.30am – 5pm // Sciencentre,Â 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 Â hand illusions, look to infinity through a deep tunnel, pick up a robot floating in the air and much more!
For more info visitÂ www.sciencentre.qm.qld.gov.au
LETâ€™S GO TO THE CIRCUS // CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOP
Now thru to Sunday January 21 from 10am – 1pm // Capalaba Central, 38-62 Moreton Bay Rd, Capalaba
Roll Up! Roll Up! For the greatest school holiday event of all time! Step right up and prepare to be amazed with trapeze, aerial silks, contortionists, juggling, hula hoops and much more. Run away to the circus and master your skills in juggling, hula hoops, plate spinning and dino stilts in this fun, easy and interactive circus workshop for children aged from 3 years.
For more info visit www.capalabacentral.com.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 ofÂ ABBAâ€™s timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnsonâ€™s heart-warming tale centres around Sophie, a young bride-to-be. On the eve of her wedding, Sophieâ€™s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her motherâ€™s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.A celebration of love, laughter, family and friendship,Â MAMMA MIA!Â is exactly what the world needs right now.
For more info visit www.mammamiathemusical.com.au
ME, MYSELFIE & I // CHILDRENâ€™S EXHIBITION
Now thru to Sunday April 22 // GOMA, CulturalÂ Precinct, StanleyÂ Pl, SouthÂ Bank
â€˜Me, Myselfie and Iâ€™ is a Collection-based exhibition which explores representation of self and features video works by Takahiko Iimura, Phil Dadson, MiloÅ¡ TomiÄ‡ 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
MAOâ€™S LAST DANCER THE EXHIBITION: A PORTRAIT OF LI CUNXIN
Now thru to Sunday April 29 from 10am – 5pm // Museum of Brisbane, Gallery 1, Level 3, City Hall, Brisbane City
Discover one manâ€™s incredible journey from poverty to world-famous artist in this exclusive Â Museum of Brisbane exhibition. Features never-before-seen interviews, performance footage and personal artefacts in an intimate portrait of a contemporary Australian icon.
For more info visit www.museumofbrisbane.com.au
AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS…
Friday January 26
11am – 7.30pm //Â South Bank Parklands, South Bank
For more info visitÂ www.brisbane.qld.gov.au
11.30am – 3pm // Victoria Park Bar & Bistro,Â 308 Herston Rd, Herston
For more info visitÂ www.victoriapark.com.au
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 hereÂ www.brisbane.qld.gov.au
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 hereÂ www.havenmagazine.com.au/markets