Friday May 25 from 5pm – 9pm // Beenleigh Town Square, James St, Beenleigh

Eats and Beats is a funky urban food truck and music pop-up series of events held in various locations across the City of Logan. This event is a free, family friendly with various delicious food trucks and amazing talent on show throughout the night.

For more info visit www.eatsandbeats.com.au

Friday May 25 & Saturday May 26 at 10am // St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, 11 Petrie St, Ascot

Take the kids to this family-friendly art-themed festival offering something for everyone to enjoy.

For more info visit www.stmargarets.qld.edu.au

Saturday May 26 from 10am – 6.30pm // Faith Lutheran College, 1/15 Beveridge Rd, Thornlands

Funfest 2018 is the result of the combined energies of our entire community. This event showcases Faith Lutheran College and gives those in attendance the opportunity to experience Faith’s caring atmosphere and community spirit.

For more info visit www.facebook.com

Saturday May 26 from 12pm – 7.30pm // George Willmore Park, 52 Ferny Way, Ferny Hills

Enjoy a jam-packed entertainment program split between two stages! Kids will have lots to keep them busy with rides, stilt walkers, and musician roving through the park as well as free workshops and activities to enjoy. Parents can wander through the dozens of lifestyle markets and multicultural food stalls.

For more info visit www.hillsfestival.com.au

Saturday May 26 & Sunday May 27 from 9am – 4pm // Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale & Glenelg St’s, South Bank

This Expo offers a great opportunity to discover, taste and buy everything that’s new in gluten free foods as well as pick up a bargain with many show specials. There will be cooking demonstrations on the Coles stage and a dedicated education stage where visitors to the Expo can find out what’s new, with expert dietitians and medical practitioners sharing the latest developments in coeliac disease management and research.

For more info visit www.glutenfreeexpo.com.au

Saturday May 26 & Sunday May 27 from 12pm – 10pm // Welcome to Bowen Hills, 631 Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills

Enjoy a whole day dedicated to eating and celebrating chicken nuggets (and dipping sauce!) There’ll be traditional nuggets, spicy nuggets and even a nugget burger. Plus a nugget-style dessert!

For more info visit www.facebook.com

Sunday May 27 from 9am – 1.30pm  // McPherson Road Park, 3146 Denham St, Bracken Ridge

McPherson Park will come alive with miniature steam train rides, delicious food from local food trucks, community market stalls, and face painting for Backyard Bonanza! Your family will love music by community bands, school choirs, dance groups and educational workshops.

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

Sunday May 27 from 10am // Various locations, Event Cinemas

Gather your flock to see the animated tale of Duck Duck Goose at the Special Sunday Family Day event at Event Cinemas.  Two Ducklings, CHI and CHAO, seek the help of a headstrong young goose, Peng, when they are separated from their flock.  They must learn to work together to survive, growing closer as they overcome the obstacles of their dangerous journey and finally learning to love one another, illustrating that families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes!

For more info visit www.eventcinemas.com.au

Sunday May 27 from 10am – 3pm // Griffith Uni, Logan Campus, 68 University Dr, Meadowbrook

Rethink the future with Australia’s favourite gardener Costa Georgiadis and sustainable farmer and chef Paul West. They will explore how we can all reduce, reuse and recycle and create a healthier world and future. With everything from free workshops in up-cycling, kokedama making and cheese making to delicious organic food and coffee plus rides and activities for the kids, the whole family will have a great time at LEAF 2018.

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

Now thru to Sunday June 3 // Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, L4, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Pl, South Bank

Enjoy this intriguing exploration of innovation and invention from the late 1800s to the present day and discover more about those Queenslanders who thought outside the box to craft pioneering creations.

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

Now thru to Sunday June 3 // QPAC, Lyric Theatre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

The beloved story of Aladdin comes to life in this spectacular new musical. Breathtaking sets, mind-blowing special effects, over 300 lavish costumes and a fabulous cast bring the magic of Disney’s Aladdin to life on stage. Featuring all the songs from the classic Academy award winning film, including “Friend like Me”, “A Whole New World” and “Arabian Nights”, prepare to experience the unmissable theatrical magic that is Aladdin.

For more info visit www.qpac.com.au

Now thru to Sunday October 7 // Children’s  Art Theatre, GOMA, Stanley Pl, South Bank

‘We Can Be Heroes’ explores how we can all be empowered, by overcoming our fears. Children can create their own digital superhero identity inspired by the DIY costumes featured in a photograph series by Tony Albert, make a monster collage and come face to face with the Mamu as part of a display of illuminated paintings.

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

Now thru to Sunday October 28 // Dome Lounge, Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, City Hall, Brisbane City

Budding architects get the chance to create their dream Queenslander using a template designed by BRISTOPIA artist Megan McKean. The distinctive architecture of Brisbane’s timber and tin homes gets a whimsical makeover by McKean Studio in this engaging DIY art project where you colour, cut and build a three-dimensional paper house to take home.

For more info visit www.museumofbrisbane.com.au

Check out our May 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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