Sunday October 9 // Bavarian Bier Café, Eagle Street Pier, Level 1, 45 Eagle St, Brisbane City

Get ready for Australia’s biggest Oktoberfest party, hosted across 12 venues, in three states, over six weeks, and be in the running to win a trip to Bavaria when the celebrations swing into action at Bavarian Bier Café Eagle Street Pier. This party is not just for the adults! Families are invited to get in on the fun during the Oktoberfest editions of Sunday Family Fun Day at both Eagle Street. Families will also be able to get in on the fun with an Oktoberfest edition of its Sunday Family Funday. Kids can look forward to colouring-in activities, pretzel jewellery making, face painting and entertainment. One child under 12 can eat for free with a full paying adult, every Sunday!

For more info visit www.bavarianbiercafe.com

Now thru to Sunday October 9 // QLD Museum, Touring Exhibition Gallery, Level 3, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Back by popular demand, Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous is returning in June, just in time for school holidays. Featuring more than 20 animated, life-size dinosaur models, Dinosaur Discovery lets you get up close to these titans of the Cretaceous and see first-hand how they moved, roared, gnashed and bellowed millions of years ago. Each dinosaur has been made to scientific specifications to capture the real look, feel, sound and movement of these magnificent creatures – don’t miss out!

For more info visit www.qm.qld.gov.au/dinosaur

Now thru to Sunday October 9 at 9am (daily) // Pine Rivers Park, 125 Gympie Rd, Strathpine

The 2016 Brisbane International Garden Show will be held over 4 days at the beautiful Pine Rivers Park. The event will showcase the unique Queensland gardening style and will bring together landscape gardening displays for both large and smaller gardens, gardening experts delivering talks and workshops and of course dozens of nurseries and gardening products displaying all the best of spring gardening plants and products.

For more info visit www.brisbanegardenshow.com.au

Now thru to Sunday October 23 // QPAC, Lyric Theatre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Making a splash from the moment it premiered, this sensational production of Singin’ in the Rain is coming to the Lyric Theatre! This spectacular show is packed full of the charm, romance, comedy and Tinseltown glamour of one of the world’s best-loved movies. It tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies – and some of its stars – behind.

For more info visit www.qpac.com.au

Now thru to Sunday November 13 // Rainforest Green, South Bank

Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are a quintessential outdoor event, with feature films lighting up the huge movie screen from dusk. Cinemagoers can chill out before their movie with some tasty food and frosty beverages, while relaxing to sounds from the best of the Australian & New Zealand music scene and sets from the most exciting emerging local musicians. To top it off, every Sunday screening is a ‘Sundae Session’, a dedicated live music event with FREE Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for all!

For more info visit www.openaircinemas.com.au

Now thru to Sunday February 12 // GOMA, Children’s Art Centre, Cultural Precinct, Stanley Pl, South Bank

‘The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea’ takes children on a journey to the artists’ homeland of Bentinck Island in Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria. Through specially designed interactive hands-on making and multimedia activities, young visitors will be introduced to the unique and important relationship the Kaiadilt people share with the sea and the creatures who inhabit the waters around the Island.

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

Friday October 7 from 3.30pm – 4pm // Wynnum Library, 145 Florence St, Wynnum

Drop in to spark your child’s imagination through learning by making. Participate in hands-on activities that explore science, technology, reading and art. Ideal for children aged 5-12 years.

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

Saturday October 8 from 8am – 6pm // Various locations, Brisbane

The 7th annual Brisbane Open House weekend will bring together an exciting selection of more than 100 buildings and sites, with many opening to the general public for the first time. Explore Brisbane’s art and architecture, both heritage and contemporary, with guided tours, open buildings, walking tours, talks, concerts and even a children’s program. Bookings required for some buildings and activities.

For more info visit www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au

Saturday October 8 from 10am – 12.30pm // Endeavour College of Natural Health, 269 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley

Endeavour’s Open Day is your first step to a rewarding career in Natural Medicine. The day is filled with opportunities to listen to and chat with our expert academic staff and our admissions team about our Higher Education courses and flexible study options. There’s a lot to keep your mind buzzing and your body humming at our Open Day… so drop by for a quick visit or stay for the entire event, it’s really up to you.

For more info visit www.naturalhealthopenday.com.au

Thursday October 13 from 9am – 1pm // South Bank Parklands, Arbour View Café Lawns, Stanley St, South Bank

Keeping the kids entertained just got a whole lot easier thanks to Little Days Out, South Bank’s children’s program. Held weekly in the South Bank Parklands, Little Days Out features a range of exciting kids’ activities that are free to attend. The activities change each week and are designed to suit a variety of age groups. There’s no need to pre-register – just head along and get involved.

For more info visit www.visitbrisbane.com.au

shutterstock_216261145-small-squareSAVE THE DATE // haven business hub has launched an exciting monthly schedule of useful business workshops. If you missed our Facebook Marketing workshop in August or our Website Marketing workshop this month, register now for the Email Marketing on October 24 // http://www.havenmagazine.com.au/haven-business-hub-workshops-email-marketing/

shutterstock_398999626 SMALL SQUAREMARKETS // What’s happening in your local market scene? Check out our September calendar for all of the coolest food, fashion and art and craft markets in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast // http://www.havenmagazine.com.au/markets-october-2016/



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