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Brisbane Events // May 12 to May 19, 2017

Brisbane Events // May 12 to May 19, 2017

Saturday May 13 from 7am – 6pm // Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills

Your teens will love you for it (major parenting brownie points), your mates will cherish the hilarious memories – heck you can even make it a date day – just “ROC” it we say! Inspired by popular obstacle game shows including MXC, Wipeout and It’s a Knockout, the Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge 5K (ROC Race) has taken Australia by storm as an untimed, light-hearted and fun-focused experience open to people of all athletic abilities ages 13 and up – no training required! The first of its kind with crazy components and ridiculous obstacles, ROC Race features the menacing Sweeper, the infamous Wrecking Ball, the hilariously challenging Jump Balls, and the Hippo, a towering 4-story tall water slide – among many others! Grab your mates and your sense of adventure, and prepare for an unforgettable, unmissable, unbelievable experience of a lifetime!

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Now thru to Sunday May 14 // Various locations, Ipswich

The Ipswich Festival is the city’s annual art and cultural celebration showcasing nationally acclaimed artists and emerging local talents through the presentation of specialised community activities and diverse cultural and artistic programs. Festivities commence on Thursday 4 May and continue with a 10 day program of theatre, exhibitions, visual and public art, music, and family focused entertainment until Sunday 14th May.

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Saturday May 13 at 6pm & 8.15pm // Roma Street Parkland, 1 Parkland Blvd, Brisbane City

Movies in the Park returns with a special Mother’s Day screening of two “chick flicks” and a great line up of food trucks. Notting Hill will be screening at 6pm with the original classic Dirty Dancing following at around 8.15pm. Food trucks include My Morning Glory Coffee, Micasa, Jake’s Grill, Vira Lata, Rolling Stone Pizza, Bugsy’s Creamy Creations, Bruce the Food Truck and Spud the Food Truck.

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Sunday May 14 from 6am // South Bank Parklands, Cultural Forecourt, Brisbane

Since its inception on the Gold Coast in 2009, the Mother’s Day Classic has continued to grow with around 4000 people participating in 2016. The event is run entirely by volunteers and aims to fund the research that is key to achieving NBCF’s goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. The event becomes bigger every year and has an amazing atmosphere – put this on your to-do list this mother’s day weekend!

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Sunday May 14 at 10am, 12.30pm & 3pm // Emporium Hotel, 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley

Celebrate Mum in the elegant surrounds of our award-winning Cocktail Bar with a signature Emporium High Tea. Tickets are $60 and include a glass of Mumm Champagne on arrival, bottomless tea and coffee, high tea including finger sandwiches and sweets selection.

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Sunday May 14 from 10am – 3pm // Little Bayside Park, 42 Fairlead Cres, Manly

Relax by the bay this Mother’s Day while the Sunnybank Brass and Bayside Brass entertain at the Manly Mother’s Day in the park. Enjoy the local markets, food stalls and sea breezes.

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Thursday May 18 from 9am – 1pm // South Bank Parklands, Little Stanley Street Lawns (southern end), South Bank

Spend a morning playing, creating and discovering with your child at Little Days Out, South Bank’s free children’s program. Held amid the shady trees of the South Bank Parklands, Little Days Out is a series of free children’s workshops designed to suit all interests and skill levels. It’s on every Thursday, with locations and activities changing each week, so there’s always something new to enjoy!

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Friday May 19 at 7.50pm // Suncorp Stadium, 40 Castlemaine St, Milton

Footy is in full kick! Come along and support your local NRL football team for the Heritage Round, this Friday night at Suncorp Stadium. Bring the family, bring your beanies and make it your new regular outing this footy season!

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Now thru to Sunday September 3 from 9.30am – 5pm // 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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Now thru to Sunday October 22 // GOMA, Children’s Art Centre, Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank

Kate Beynon draws on multiple visual traditions as the foundation for her artworks, including Western and Eastern comic books, mythology, animation, film, graffiti, calligraphy and fashion. In ‘Friendly Beasts’, Kate Beynon brings to life four hybrid figures who are inspired by mythological figures, deities, theatrical masks and supernatural creatures. Young visitors will meet these benevolent friends – Blue Shaman, Lotus Monkey, Tu-Dao Dog and Gorgon Girl – who each have their own traits and personalities and aim to promote imagination, creative expression and fun.

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