Friday February 2 from 5.30pm – 7.30pm // Melbourne Street Green, QPAC, Cultural Precinct, South Bank

QPAC’s much-loved free Friday music sessions return on February 2 as Green Jam settles in for 2018 on the Melbourne Street Green. This year, Green Jam will showcase popular local musicians and rising stars, alongside the series’ first international act in BrisAsia Sounds on 23 February. Mosey down to the Melbourne Street Green, pull up a chair or lay down a blanket, and ease into the weekend with Green Jam’s relaxed twinkling vibes.

For more info visit www.qpac.com.au/green-jam

Friday January 26 at 7pm // Moonlight Cinema Brisbane, New Farm Park, Brunswick St, New Farm

Celebrate Australia Day the right way at Moonlight Cinema, with a special advance screening of the hilarious new comedy, THE BBQ, starring Magda Szubanski and Shane Jacobson. Round up your mates and pack a sanga sandwhich for a hilarious Australia Day outing with the unapologetically Aussie movie, THE BBQ. After a barbecue goes wrong, Dazza (Jacobson) seeks out the mentorship of a tyrannical, Scottish chef (Szubanski), ominously named ‘The Butcher’ and enters an international barbecue competition. On gorgeous green lawns, Moonlight Cinema brings a relaxed festival atmosphere to film-watching.

For more info visit www.moonlight.com.au

Sunday January 28 from 10.30am – 12.30pm // Various locations, Event & BCC Cinemas

This special Sensory Screening of Ferdinand Sensory is for families with Special Needs where they can feel welcome while their children are free to roam around the cinema and be themselves. This is a non-judgmental session and no need for families to feel uncomfortable. The lights are left on dim and the volume is adjusted slightly. Tickets are available to purchase from the cinema (available online).

For more info visit www.eventcinemas.com.au

Now thru to Sunday January 28 // Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale & Glenelg St’s, South Bank

It’s that time again! Lifeline Book Fest is back to bring you millions of books over nine massive days – all to raise incredibly vital funds for Lifeline. Gather your fellow book lovers and make your way there! And it’s not just books up for grabs at the Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane – you’ll also find comics, magazines, records, stationery, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, vinyl, board games and much more!

For more info visit www.bookfest.org.au

Tuesday January 31 from 9am – 12pm // Brisbane Powerhouse, Turbine Platform, 119 Lamington St, New Farm

This weekly event is suitable for kids aged to 5-years-old and features the WeBe Robot Lab with theatre maker and performer Robbie O’Brien, where it’s all about working together to design and play with your robot selves. Surrounded by props and creative play stations, children are encouraged to let their imagination run wild!

For more info visit www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

Friday February 2 at 6pm // Riverstage, Gardens Point Rd, Brisbane City

Fresh from his performance at the NRL Grand Final last weekend, four-time Grammy-Award winner MACKLEMORE has announced he will return for a headline tour this summer. Owning the iTunes charts with singles at #1, #2 and #5 and the #1 Top Album for his brand new solo album, Gemini, American rapper Macklemore will return to Australia in February for shows at Brisbane’s Riverstage, Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion and Melbourne’s Festival Hall.

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

Now thru to Sunday February 4 // QPAC, Lyric Theatre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s heart-warming tale centres around Sophie, a young bride-to-be. On the eve of her wedding, Sophie’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. A celebration of love, laughter, family and friendship, MAMMA MIA! is exactly what the world needs right now.

For more info visit www.mammamiathemusical.com.au

Now through to Wednesday February 7 // QPAC, Concert Hall, Cnr Melbourne & Grey St’s, South Bank

The world’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll musical opens at QPAC on 17 January starring Cameron Daddo as The Narrator and introducing Adam Rennie as Frank N Furter. Ready to thrill you with its frothy fun and naughty moments, this is the boldest bash of them all, so sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life! Follow squeaky-clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they’ll never forget.

For more info visit www.qpac.com.au

Now thru to Saturday March 17 // Brisbane Arts Theatre, 210 Petrie Tce, Petrie Terrace

The twelve princesses love to dance, but their overprotective father won’t allow it. A visit from his late wife’s sister Lady Monica is about to change all that. A magical musical journey awaits in the story of The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

For more info visit www.artstheatre.com.au/twelvedancingprincesses

Now thru to Sunday April 22 // GOMA, Cultural Precinct, Stanley Pl, South Bank

‘Me, Myselfie and I’ is a Collection-based exhibition which explores representation of self and features video works by Takahiko Iimura, Phil Dadson, Miloš Tomić and a series of digital prints by Gordon Bennett. The exhibition also includes interactive making and multimedia artist projects that invite children to consider different ways of creating their own portraits.

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

Check out our December/January 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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