Now thru to Sunday December 6 // QPAC, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Clancestry, a Celebration of Country is an annual week-long festival celebrating the arts and cultural practices of the world’s First Nations Peoples, with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The festival draws on rich spiritual culture and provides a space to learn about, and connect with, clan groups across the country and the globe. In presenting performances, workshops, free events and conversations, the festival celebrates a diverse and stimulating mix of the traditional and contemporary.

For more info visit www.qpac.com.au/clancestry

Now thru to Saturday December 19 // Brisbane Arts Theatre, 210 Petrie Tce, Petrie Terrace

Roald Dahl’s classic tale comes to life as James escapes the clutches of the most revolting aunts in England—Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. One day James meets a mystical old man who gives him a bag that contains the strongest magic the world has ever known. When James accidentally spills the bag near an old peach tree, the most incredible things start to happen…

For more info visit www.artstheatre.com.au

Now thru to Sunday January 10 // QPAC, Lyric Theatre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

The musical phenomenon Les Misérables opens this coming week at the Lyric Theatre QPAC this November for a strictly limited season. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Mis is an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit that has become one of the most popular musicals in history. Featuring the timeless score and beloved songs such as I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home, and One Day More, Les Mis has been seen by over 70 million people, won over 125 awards and is still breaking box office records around the world.

For more info visit www.qpac.com.au

Now thru to Sunday April 10 from 10am – 5pm // GOMA, Children’s Art Centre, Stanley Pl, South Bank

Over two days, 21 + 22 November, the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art will be transformed by a full program of over 40 performances, talks, tours and special events marking the start of APT8. The Opening Weekend also marks the first weekend of the ongoing APT8 Live program. Expanding on the focus of performance, APT8 Live will see local and national artists converge on the Gallery at key dates during the exhibition period for live performances, talks and more.

For more info visit www.qagoma.qld.gov.au

Friday December 4 from 4pm – 9pm // King George Square, Brisbane City

Brisbane’s hottest destination for everything handmade under the stars. The BrisStyle Brisbane Twilight Markets in the heart of Brisbane’s King George Square offers a home-grown market experience unique to Brisbane. The market combines the laid-back attitude of south-east Queensland with the buzz of Brisbane’s CBD to create a lantern lit celebration of local independent art, craft and design. With a café, restaurant and bar onsite, along with the sounds of Brisbane’s premier jazz bands wowing the crowds, this is late night shopping like you’ve never experienced it. Meet your mama friends for a twilight gathering!

For more info visit www.brisstyle.com.au

Friday December 4 & Sunday December 5 from 4pm – 10pm // Hamilton Wharf, Macarthur Ave, Hamilton

Eat Street Markets is something never seen before in Brisbane. Set on the trendy Hamilton Wharf, Eat Street will put the culture back in food in an exciting new dining destination that has been igniting Hamilton Wharf on the Northshore of Brisbane every Friday and Saturday night. ‘Eat Street’ has seen the wharf sparkle with designer lights, and 50 funky, specially designed shipping containers reconfigured as mini restaurants, offering a selection of delicious international dishes created by the ‘best of the best’ local chefs. There’s always something happening at ‘Eat Street’… a whole street of great food and live entertainment that will keep you and the family coming back for more!

For more info visit www.eatstreetmarkets.com

Saturday December 5 from 10.30am – 5pm // QPAC, Playhouse Green & Melbourne Street Green, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Enjoy a day of free family entertainment at this special cultural program curated by Nancy Bamaga and Fred Leone. With performances throughout the day from choirs, dance groups, musicians and poets, this program brings together artists from communities across Queensland, the Torres Strait Islands. The Melbourne Street Green stage will also come to life with readings, poetry performances by Inala Dance Academy, Guruman Dancers, Garret Lyon, Getano Bann, and soloists featuring performers from Diji Youth Arts (DYA).

For more info visit www.qpac.com.au

Saturday December 5 from 2pm – 8pm // Scarborough Beach Park, 89 Landsborough Ave, Scarborough

Christmas by the Sea is a popular local event that is brought to you by Scarborough Lights Up Redcliffe Inc. along with the Moreton Bay Regional Council. Scarborough Beach Resort are also proud to be sponsors of the event. Why not come along and join in the fun on Saturday, 5 December 2015 as we celebrate Christmas with a host of festivities. With something for all the family, the event will include a street party, market stalls, Santa’s Village, rides, an animal farm, fireworks and more!

For more info visit www.scarboroughbeachresort.com.au

Sunday December 6 from 10am – 4pm // Little Stanley St, South Bank

The Young Designers Market features cutting edge designs across a range of exciting fashion, jewellery, home design, prints and much more from up to 80 talented new designers. Shopping at the Young Designers Market gives you the opportunity to buy quality new styles from designers who are on their way to international stardom.

For more info visit www.youngdesignersmarket.com.au

Sunday December 6 at 10.15am, 11.40am & 1.10pm // Roma Street Station, Roma St, Brisbane City

All aboard! Travel through Brisbane on an historic steam train and relive the splendour of a bygone era. Pass through city stations and enjoy river crossings on your journey aboard vintage carriages. Travel departs and returns back at Roma Street Station.

For more info visit www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au

Sunday December 6 from 4pm – 8pm // North Lakes Town Common, North Lakes

The 12th annual North Lakes Christmas Carols are back this year! Wear your festive attire, warm up those carolling voices and bring along a chair or blanket, to settle in for an evening of festive fun.

For more info visit www.northlakeschristmas.com.au

Sunday December 6 from 4pm – 8.30pm // Belmont State School, Old Cleveland Road

Carols on the Oval is an annual Christmas event held at Belmont State School. In collaboration between the Salvation Army Carindale and Belmont State School this event aims to spread the Joy in Christmas. It’s a night of Fun, Family and All things Christmas! FREE rides, face painting, activities and entertainment! Food and drink options available for purchase on the night!

For more info visit www.facebook.com/belmontcarolsontheoval

Tuesday December 8 from 9am – 12pm // Brisbane Powerhouse, Turbine Platform, 119 Lamington St, New Farm

Your favourite children’s festival is transforming into a year-round program of art adventures! Little Artists at Play is a creative play workshop series for children aged 0–5 years and their parents and carers. Bring your kids along to take part in multi-art experiences led by internationally acclaimed artists from Imaginary Theatre. Each week the host-artist will collaborate with the group on unique and engaging activities. From theatre and visual art to dance, music and digital media, there will be something to inspire everyone.

For more info visit www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

Friday December 11 at 7.30pm // QPAC, Playhouse, Cultural Precinct, South Bank

At midnight on Christmas Eve, little Clara begins a magical journey into a wondrous world of toys who come to life, King Rat and his giant mice, delicate dancing snowflakes and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy, who reigns over the Kingdom of Sweets. Ben Stevenson’s much-loved production of The Nutcracker has quickly become a seasonal tradition in Brisbane. Gorgeous sets and costumes and stunning dance combine with Tchaikovsky’s evocative music to make The Nutcracker the perfect festive entertainment.

For more info visit www.queenslandballet.com.au

Friday December 11 thru to Thursday December 24 from 7.30pm – 12am (every 15 minutes) // City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City

This will be The City’s most colourful and spectacular Christmas projection yet, and one for all ages to enjoy. A must-do for everyone’s Christmas calendar, the Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular will run every 15 minutes from 7.30pm until midnight, starting on Friday 11 December and running through until Christmas Eve. City Hall’s clock tower will sound nightly to signal the start of each show.

For more info visit www.visitbrisbane.com.au



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