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Brisbane Events // September 8 to September 15, 2017

Brisbane Events // September 8 to September 15, 2017

Saturday September 9 thru to Saturday September 30 // Various locations, Brisbane

Brisbane City Council is a proud founding partner of Brisbane Festival which is one of the major lifestyle and leisure events on offer in Brisbane. Check out the full program of theatre, music, dance, circus, opera and major public events including Sunsuper Riverfire online in the link below. You can also visit Arcadia, a fantastical festival village, located at the Cultural Forecourt for food, wine and entertainment.

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Saturday September 9 & Sunday September 10 // Various locations, Event Cinemas

Join in for a hilarious time at the cinemas to see Captain Underpants: The Epic Movie at the Advance Screening Weekend. From DreamWorks Animation comes an epic film about a hero and his underpants. Two boys who create a homemade comic book character that becomes real when they hypnotise their fun-crushing school principal and convince him that he is… Captain Underpants! Don’t miss this epic hero and see it first!

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Saturday September 9 thru to Saturday October 14 // Brisbane Arts Theatre, 210 Petrie Tce, Petrie Terrace

Adapted from Disney’s 2009 Broadway production and featuring all of your favourite songs! Bring your little people along to this fabulous theatre show these school holidays.

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Sunday September 10 from 8am – 2pm // Carindale Recreation Reserve, Bedivere St, Carindale

The Green Heart Fair is Brisbane’s biggest FREE bi-annual community and sustainability festival, promoting innovative green living in a fun, family-friendly environment for all residents to come and enjoy. The Fair welcomes over 100 of Brisbane’s leading sustainability organisations, community groups, artisans, foodies, green-thumbs, conservationists, businesses and eco experts to share information and knowledge with Brisbane residents on how to live more sustainably. Fair goers are treated to heaps of fun activities and entertainment throughout the day with a jam-packed schedule.

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Sunday September 10 from 8am – 2.30pm // VMR Brisbane Inc, 95 Allpass Pde, Shorncliffe

The Emergency & Community Services Expo is part of a state-wide campaign to get your home and family ready for the bushfire and storm season. This event coincides with the Opening of the Sailing Season and Open Day for our Sandgate Yacht Club, Sandgate Canoe Club Inc., Polynesian Va’a-alo Outrigger Canoe Club Inc and the Official Launch of Xiang Dragons.

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Tuesday September 12 from 10am – 1pm // Wynnum Community Centre (Old Wynnum Central School), Level 1, 105 Florence St, Wynnum

BrisStyle and Martina Latimer are teaming up to bring you this Runaway Bag Workshop! You don’t need a sewing machine to sew! This hand sewing workshop is perfect for you if you love the idea of sewing your own things but don’t feel quite ready to invest in a sewing machine. During this sewcial workshop Martina will show you how to read the pattern, teach you basic hand sewing stitches and guide you through the project. You will get a piece of cloth to practice a running stitch, back stitch and a ladder stitch before you move on to sew the Runaway Bag. Martina will provide all tools needed. You will receive the original pattern and she will bring a gorgeous fabric collection of leading contemporary fabric designers such as Cotton + Steel or Carolyn Friedlander.

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Thursday September 14 from 9am – 1pm // South Bank Parklands, Central Cafe Lawn, 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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Thursday September 14 from 12pm – 2pm // QSuper, 70 Eagle St, Brisbane City

Women’s money collaborative Financy and Flexible Work Consultancy Jobs Shared will together host the inaugural Flex, Finance and Your Future event this coming Thursday. The event is open to all women across the Brisbane and Gold Coast regions and is part of the Invest In Yourself campaign. The event will be moderated by Women’s Agenda’s publishing editor Angela Priestley and will include expert discussions by Lea Schodel founder of the Mindful Wealth Movement, Fabian Paterson, Permanent Recruitment Manager at Manpower and Maianna Lee, Member Education Officer, QSuper.

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Friday September 15 thru to Sunday September 24 // Various locations, Toowoomba

The locals love it and visitors travel from all over the country to be part of it. Now in its 68th year the award-winning Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers continues to grow. Spectacular gardens, country touring, live music and local food & wine plus much more.

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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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Check out our September calendar for all of the coolest food, fashion and art and craft markets in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!
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