Friday October 27 & Saturday October 28 // Chinatown Mall & Brunswick Street Mall, Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

Brisbane’s hottest free music event is celebrating its 21st year and is set to return to Fortitude Valley on 27-28 October. With up to 65,000 fiesta-goers from across the city expected, this is one weekend you don’t want to miss. Over two huge days, experience the Valley like you’ve never seen it before! More than 50 artists will transform the Valley precinct into works of art while roaming performers will shock and amaze. Immerse yourself in the cultural delights of the Multicultural Showcase or check out some of the best local talent at the Live & Local competition and QMA Showcase.

For more info visit www.myvalley.com.au/valley-fiesta

Friday October 27 thru to Sunday October 29 from 3pm – 8pm // Evan Marginson Park, Woogaroo St, Goodna

The festival boasts live entertainment the entire weekend, a vast array of market stalls, and a huge sideshow alley with rides and games. A car show and massive fireworks display is also planned for this year. Entry is free.

For more info visit www.goodnajacarandafestival.com

Saturday October 28 & Sunday October 29 // Various locations, Event Cinemas

Finally a chance for the little ones to sing as loud as they like to their favourite Disney tunes without being told to ‘Shhhh’….and a great excuse for adults to express their love of Disney through song with fellow fans, as Event Cinemas prepares for its Disney Sing Along Season this October! Weekends throughout October at BCC and Event Cinemas will finally realise dreams as audiences can enjoy vocal participation with the Disney Sing Along Season featuring some of the most beloved Disney films in Sing Along form.

For more info visit www.eventcinemas.com.au

Sunday October 29 from 10am – 5pm // Roma St Parklands, 1 Parkland Blvd, Brisbane City

The Power of Peace Festival: Celebrating the Global Mahatma Gandhi is a family-friendly, free event that promotes values of peace, nonviolence, inclusiveness, which were highly encouraged by Mahatma Gandhi who believed in an equal and inclusive society, despite ethnicity, religion, social and economic status. The event will host a variety of food and market stalls alongside an extensive free entertainment program including: re-enactment of Gandhi Salt March, Ishara Puppet Show and multicultural performances.

For more info visit www.powerofpeacefestival.org

Now thru to Tuesday October 31 from 9am – 5pm // Brookside Shopping Centre, Osbourne Rd, Mitchelton

Bring you kids to this FREE event where they can hunt for ghouls, ghosts and goblins on a haunted Halloween hunt. To play you need to download the app.

For more info visit www.brookside.com.au

Now thru to Saturday November 4 // QPAC, Playhouse, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Take the hand of Peter Pan and come on a journey to the fabled Neverland…Wendy and her two brothers literally fly into the adventure of a lifetime when Peter Pan leads them to a fantastical imaginary world of fairies, mermaids, pirates, and one very large crocodile. With swashbuckling swordfights, over-sized puppets and breathtaking flying sequences, Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan uses a brilliant mix of dance and theatre to tell the tale of the boy who never grew up. Told from a child’s perspective, this imaginative ballet re-interprets J M Barrie’s famous story with wit, verve and a distinctly modern spirit. Peter Pan may not have grown up, but his story has.

For more info visit www.qpac.com.au

Now thru to Saturday November 4 from 5pm – 8pm // La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre, 6-8 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove

Originally founded in Tanzania, Cirque Africa started as an underground acrobatic school in Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam in 2003, but has since grown to be home to many of Africa’s most notable Acrobatic circus acts including the now world renown The Amazing Hakuna Matata Acrobats. It’s a great night out for the entire family!

For more info visit www.cirqueafrica.com.au

Now thru to Sunday November 12 from 10am – 5pm // Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, City Hall, Brisbane City

Your family will enjoy the new exhibition Tastes like Sunshine which explores the flavoursome side of our city’s character and reveals its rich and evolving food story through contemporary art, personal stories and historical documents, and images. Featuring exciting new artwork and installations by acclaimed artists Elizabeth Willing, Sean Rafferty and Carol McGregor, Tastes like Sunshine engages all five senses in an interactive experience that will challenge your pre-existing notions of food.

For more info visit www.museumofbrisbane.com.au

Now thru to Sunday November 19 // Southbank Parklands

Enjoy a night in Southbank Parklands watching an exciting mix of box office hits, highly anticipated new releases and cult classics under the stars. Tickets must be purchased.

For more info visit www.openaircinemas.com.au/brisbane

Tuesday October 31 thru to Saturday November 4 from 6.30pm – 7.30pm // QUT, Gardens Theatre, 2 George St, Brisbane City

Opening in a Sicilian palace, Polixenes (the King of Bohemia) is visiting his long-time friend, Leontes (the King of Sicily). After nine months, Polixenes’ plans to head back to Bohemia are put on hold at the bequest of Leontes’ devoted wife, Hermione. Leontes quickly becomes irrationally jealous of the friendly relationship between his very pregnant wife and former best friend – certain the child his wife is carrying is the product of their torrid affair. Polixenes gets word of Leontes plot to kill him and escapes home to Bohemia, while Hermione, although innocent, is banished to jail where she gives birth to a baby girl, Perdita, whom Leontes’ henchman leaves for dead out in the Bohemian desert. Perdita is rescued by an old shepherd who raises her as his daughter. As the years pass, Perdita grows into a beautiful woman who catches the eye of King Polixenes’s son Prince Florizel, and the saga continues.

For more info visit www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au

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