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Brisbane Events // July 28 to August 4, 2017

Brisbane Events // July 28 to August 4, 2017

Friday July 28 thru to Sunday 30 // Queensland Raceway, 133 Champions Way, Willowbank

The Disney/Pixar Cars Pit Stop and Lightning McQueen are coming back! In celebration of the release of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3, the Cars Pit Stop is the ultimate racing destination for families of all ages at the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship events this year. With activities for all ages, fans will see the new-look Lightning McQueen plus Mack the Transporter on show, creating the perfect backdrop for a family selfie!

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Now thru to Sunday July 30 // South Bank Parklands, Cultural Precinct, Cnr Ernest, Stanley & Grey St’s, South Bank

The Night Noodle Markets are coming back to South Bank, featuring 23 food stalls, bars and music for a great, relaxed night out. Treat your senses to all the colours, sounds and smells of an Asian hawker market and immerse yourself in the buzz, hype and vibe of a huge outdoor festival. Markets are open until late.

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Saturday July 29 from 5pm – 6pm // The Courier-Mail Piazza, South Bank Parklands, Brisbane

Brisbane’s South Bank Piazza, Katie Noonan, Kate Ceberano and Eurovision star Isaiah will lead a moving, mass rendition of John Farnham’s powerful anthem ‘You’re The Voice’ as part of a very special Queensland Music Festival (QMF) mass choral initiative inviting voices from across Australia to sing out against domestic violence via livestream at 5pm. The You’re The Voice concert will be broadcast via a special livestream from Queensland Music Festival’s Facebook page and website.

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Sunday July 30 from 9am – 4pm // Einbunpin Lagoon Park, 122 Brighton Rd, Sandgate

People are invited to visit and participate in the various events and activities which are part of the twenty-fourth Einbunpin Festival on Sunday.  This is an annual community held on the last Sunday in July each year. The festival is a celebration by and for the community about those things that make the Sandgate district special – the village atmosphere, the environment and the diverse talents and cultures that make up the community.

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Thursday August 3 from 12pm – 1pm // Queen St Mall Main Stage (outside Myer), Brisbane City

Australian triple Olympian (Beijing, London, Rio), San Antonio Spurs NBA Championship player and now author Patty Mills will appear in Brisbane’s Queen St Mall as part of his National Tour to launch his fun ‘Game Day’ book series for kids. Mills will speak about the books, meet fans and sign copies. Published by Allen & Unwin, the books, entitled Patty Hits the Court and Patty and the Shadows, were written in collaboration with Australian writer Jared Thomas. They help to inspire 6 to 9 year olds to achieve their goals through sport and are based on a young sports-mad Patty’s skills, practice and basketball dreams. QBD Books will be in attendance, with copies of Patty’s new books.

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Thursday August 3 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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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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