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Top Events of the Week // February 8 – February 15, 2019

Top Events of the Week // February 8 – February 15, 2019

THE PARK COOMERA // GRAND OPENING
Friday February 8 from 10am // The Park Coomera, Westfield Coomera, 103 Foxwell Rd, Coomera

An exciting new concept is hitting the Northern Gold Coast on Friday! From the creators of iPlay, The Park Coomera will be a complete game changer. Think beer garden meets bowling and putt-putt and you’ll be half way there…. Boasting eight lanes of high-tech bowling plus the most fun you can have with putt-putt, there is plenty of family fun. It doesn’t stop there though, The Park Coomera beer garden is set to be the trendiest in town. The venue will boast an outstanding pizzeria serving pizza by the metre from an authentic Italian woodfired oven (and a top Italian chef from The Valley), street food, a boutique bar and live music, there won’t be a dull moment.

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EUROVISION // AUSTRALIA DECIDES – GOLD COAST
Friday February 8 thru to Sunday February 9 // Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach

‘Eurovision: Australia Decides’ will feature 10 of Australia’s greatest music performers, with the winner going on to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv. Be a part of the action for the first ever live Eurovision event in Australia and join Joel Creasey, Kate Miller-Heidke, Courtney Act, Sheppard and Electric Fields, just to name a few.

www.ticketek.com.au


KIKKI.K WORKSHOP // VISION BOARD WORKSHOP
Saturday 9 February, from 9.30am // kikki.K, Pacific Fair

What you do today can improve all of your tomorrows, so there’s no better reason to take part in Kikki.K’s Vision Board Workshop this week! Whether you’re looking to organise your workday, explore mindfulness or set your goals, you’ll love joining the fun and enjoying the benefits that this Kikki.K workshops could bring. Take part as a group or in a one-on-one session to achieve your dreams and start living your best life today.

www.pacificfair.com.au


WAITANGI DAY
Saturday February 9, from 10am ‘til 4pm // The Great Lawn, Broadwater Parklands, Southport

Enjoy New Zealand’s national day at the Gold Coast Waitangi Day Celebration! Waitangi Day commemorated the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, an agreement between the British and 500 Maori chiefs – the British would protect New Zealand from French forces as the colonizing power of New Zealand, but still recognized the Maori ownership of the land.  Enjoy the Powhiri, Maori food like the traditional hangi, live entertainment, activities and displays. Did we mention it’s free?!

www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au


SOUNDS IN THE STATION // LUNAR NEW YEAR
Saturday February 9 // CoSpaces, Southport

Grab plenty of delicious Asian street food at the Chinatown street party before heading to the old Ambulance Station for a night of live music! Doors will open at 7pm, with live sets from three of the Gold Coast’s most talented musicians – Kate Derepas, Elliot Hahn and James D’Khan – kicking off from 7.45pm and stopping only for a firework display at 9. Get your tickets now!
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CHINESE NEW YEAR RACE DAY
Saturday February 9 // Gold Coast Turf Club, Bundall

Aquis celebrates Chinese New Year Race Day on Saturday February 9 at the Gold Coast Turf Club in Bundall. Gather the family and get ready to experience the Chinese culture throughout the venue with Chinese inspired entertainment, lion dancing, pig racing, oriental food trucks and much more. Best of all, this event is completely free!

www.gctc.com.au


2019 LUNAR NEW YEAR
Saturday February 9 // Chinatown Gold Coast, Southport

Bring in the Year of the Pig at Gold Coast Chinatown with delicious Asian street food markets, live music and cultural entertainment, children’s activities, a screening of Babe at 6.45pm, a pop-up laneway bar and, to top it off, a spectacular firework display at 9pm. Did we mention it’s free?

www.eventbrite.com.au


ARTLAB // ROCKSTAR SELFIES WITH REBECCA LEWIS
Saturday February 9, at 10am & 1pm // HOTA, Surfers Paradise

Transform yourself into a rock star in this crazy fun workshop with Rebecca Lewis. Make a self-portrait using collage, drawing and photography and snap a rocking photoshoot on location, right here at HOTA. Bring your smartphone or tablet to capture the action!

www.hota.com.au


LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS
Saturday February 9 & Sunday February 10 // Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley

Offering a variety of colourful entertainment for residents and visitors, Fortitude Valley’s Lunar New Year celebrations will take over Chinatown Mall as part of Brisbane City Council’s BrisAsia Festival. A jam-packed program of performances, markets, sizzling street food and firecracker shows ensure that next weekend in Chinatown is not one to miss.

www.brisbane.qld.gov.au


BRISASIA FESTIVAL
Saturday February 9 thru to Sunday March 3 // Various locations, Brisbane

BrisAsia Festival is the ultimate showcase of traditional and contemporary Asian arts and cultural events. Enjoy events across the city and in the suburbs, and see an array of diverse live entertainment including music, performance, food, workshops and visual arts events.

www.brisbane.qld.gov.au


CHINESE NEW YEAR // GARDEN CITY
Now thru to Sunday February 10 // Westfield Garden City, Mt Gravatt

Enjoy a week of Lunar New Year celebrations, with stand-out events including spectacular fireworks displays, lion dancers, drummers, fire dancers and so much more! There will also be a DJ on the boardwalk and fun kids’ workshops, where little shoppers can create their own Chinese Lantern and lucky red envelope. Check out Garden City’s website for the full program.

www.westfield.com.au


CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL // YEAR OF THE PIG
Now thru to Sunday February 10 // The Glen Hotel, Eight Mile Plains

The Glen Hotel will come alive with Chinese lunar lanterns, fire crackers, lion dancing by the Shaolin Kung Fu Guan, fire crackers and a Year of the Brown Pig Giveaway hotel-wide, where one lucky winner will win a $100 Hotel Gift Voucher. Sink your teeth into this Chinese New Year with delightful and scrumptious Asian specials and enjoy the specially designed menu out on The Deck and Alphonsus for the week of the festival, plus read your “fortune” with one of our fortune cookies! Bookings are highly recommended.

www.glenhotel.com.au


CHINESE NEW YEAR // SOUTHPORT SHARKS
Now thru to Sunday February 10 // Frenzy’s Food Court, Southport Sharks

Enjoy delicious, Chinese-inspired dishes in addition to your usual buffet favourites during Southport Sharks’ Chinese New Year celebrations. In true Chinese tradition, catch a fantastic Lion Dance on Tuesday, 5 February from 7pm. The Lions will be dancing throughout the club, bringing in the New Year with bright colours and exciting music.

www.southportsharks.com.au


LITTLE ARTLAB // DIY TATTOOS
Wednesday February 13, from 10am // HOTA, Surfers Paradise

Scare the pants off your family and friends with some DIY tattoos (the temporary, kid-friendly kind!) of course, with this fun workshop at the Gold Coast’s Home of the Arts! Add colour to provided designs or draw your own rad creations in the ultimate act of self-expression, all in support of ‘Let there be rock!’.

www.hota.com.au


BRISBANE MAMA MINGLE
Wednesday February 13, from 10am // New Farm Park, New Farm

Come meet some like-minded local mama friends at Mama Mingles, the laid back catch-ups where everyone is welcome. Pack a picnic, bring a rug and enjoy some much-needed adult conversation with women who are in the trenches of motherhood with you! There’s a coffee stand close by so you can grab your caffeine hit, and an amazing playground there to keep the little ones amused. There will also be activities for the kids!

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BIG W BABY EVENT
Now thru to Wednesday February 13 // Various BIG W’s

Did you know that the first child can cost nearly 16% of the average annual Australian income? BIG W’s two-week event is heavily discounting a range of baby must-haves so that parents can stock up and save, with deals like up to 50% off breast pumps and feeding ranges, nappies, wipes and toiletries and car seats and strollers, and up to 40% off maternity apparel – just to name a few.

www.bigw.com.au


VALENTINE’S DAY
Thursday February 14

Hey, lovers! Today is the day to celebrate all things L.O.V.E, whether that means a romantic dinner with your better half, a few love notes in your kids’ lunchboxes or a nice relaxing bubble bath for some ‘you’ time! Be sure to read our Valentine’s Day guide for plenty of gift ideas, and don’t forget to spread the love this Valentine’s Day – the world always needs a little more of it.


VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER
Thursday February 14 // Videre Restaurant, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Benowa

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with stunning panoramic views of the Gold Coast. Indulge in a three or five-course set menu with matching wines prepared by Videre’s Chef de Cuisine and enjoy live entertainment and a special gift for the ladies. It doesn’t get much more romantic than that!

www.racv.com.au/royalpines


PAINT & SIP VALENTINE EDITION
Thursday 14 February // The Craft Parlour, Palm Beach

Bring someone you love along for this special Valentine’s Day Paint & Sip class! Paint a romantic seaside scene with a hot date, your girl gang, husband, wife, boyfie, aunty, uncle, or even your grandparents! Everyone needs a little lovin’ and to be shown how special they are not just on this national day of LOVE but everyday!

www.thecraftparlour.com.au


CHINESE NEW YEAR DINNER
Thursday February 14 // Ballroom Le Grand, Sofitel Brisbane

The Australia China Business Council Queensland invites you to celebrate the Year of the Pig in style at the Annual Chinese New Year Dinner, their flagship event of the year and the premier event on the China-Queensland social calendar. This event attracts more than 400+ leading executives involved in Australia China trade and investment, and includes a Chinese banquet, a keynote speaker and entertainment to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2019.

www.eventbrite.com.au


POWER TO THE PIXEL
Now thru to Sunday February 17, from 9am ‘til 9pm (5pm Mondays) // Brisbane Powerhouse

Forget high definition, it’s time to celebrate every pixel that got us there in the first place! Inspired by retro games and technology, Power to the Pixel highlights this nostalgic art style in contrast with our digitally advanced world, bringing those small details to focus and showcasing of some of the best pixel artists in the world. Works explore unique realms and characters in the varying styles of pixel art, so whether you get in close and see every pixel, or step back and see the whole picture, this exhibition will certainly allow you to choose your own pixel adventure.

www.brisbanepowerhouse.org


LET THERE BE ROCK!
Now thru to Sunday February 17, from 10am ‘til 5pm // HOTA, Surfers Paradise

It’s the ultimate celebration of all things rock here on the Gold Coast. Once a hotspot for touring musos, including the likes of The Ramones, The Go-Betweens, INXS and Cold Chisel, this exhibition celebrates the Gold Coast’s glory day as a hub of musical magnetism, featuring stand-out venues like the Playroom, Bombay Rock and Jet Club. See memorabilia, video and photos and be transported back in time.

www.hota.com.au


THE DAY MY BUM WENT PSYCHO!
Now thru to Saturday March 9 // Brisbane Arts Theatre, Petrie Terrace

This is the story of a boy, his runaway bum and some of the most dangerous bums in the world! With the aid of some bum-hunters, Zack will track down his missing bum to the heart of an explosive bumcano in this ultimate kid adventure. From award-winning author Andy Griffiths comes the world premiere of The Day My Bum Went Psycho, adapted by author Dave Lowe exclusively for Brisbane Arts Theatre.

www.artstheatre.com.au


On the lookout for family-friendly fun around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay? Check out our full list of calendar and even more events…

RING IN THE YEAR OF THE PIG

Check out our complete guide to ring in the year of the pig – giving us plenty of reasons to party this Lunar New Year.

Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au

50 FREE SIZZLIN’ SUMMER IDEAS

You don’t have to spend a fortune trying to keep the kids entertained. Check out our 50 favourite ideas for summer fun!

Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au

FEBRUARY CALENDAR

For all of the best family-friendly events going on this week and all month long in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, check out what we’ve got on the calendar!

Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au

FEBRUARY MARKETS

Market mad? Check out our calendar for all of the coolest food, fashion and art markets on this month in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!

Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au


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