Now thru to Sunday March 1 // Various Locations, Brisbane
BrisAsia Festival features traditional and contemporary Asian arts and cultural events across Brisbane. It profiles the work of local artists that identify with Asian heritage and promotes other Asian events held in our local communities. BrisAsia Festival aims to strengthen awareness of Asian culture in Brisbane through a series of events and hands on workshops, including Yum Chat, Chinese New Year, Neon Pop and Taste of Asia. Experience, express and explore Asian culture in Brisbane.
For more info visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au
Wicked – The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz
Now thru to Sunday April 12 // Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Melbourne St, South Bank
The most awarded new musical and Broadway’s number will fly to Brisbane with an awe-inspiring and spectacular stage show. Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the enthralling story of two unlikely friends and how they became the wicked witch of the west and Glinda the Good.
For more info visit www.wickedthemusical.com.au
Yayoi Kusama – The Obliteration Room
Now thru to Sunday April 19 // Children’s Art Centre, Park Level, GOMA, Stanley Pl, South Bank
When leading contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was a young girl, she started seeing the world through a screen of tiny dots. They covered everything she saw – the walls, ceilings, and even her own body. In her artwork, Kusama has used dots to cover many different surfaces and fill rooms. She calls this process ‘obliteration’, which means the complete destruction of every trace of something. Children are invited to enter the world of the artist and ‘obliterate’ an Australian domestic space by adding colourful dot stickers to the white furniture, objects and surfaces in the large-scale interactive installation The obliteration room.
For more info visit www.qagoma.qld.gov.au
Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood
Now thru to Tuesday May 26 from 10am – 5pm // Museum Of Brisbane, Level 3, Brisbane City Hall, King George Square, Adelaide & Ann St’s, Brisbane City
Hollywood glamour comes to Brisbane in lavish world-first exhibition! An extraordinary private collection of iconic costumes, props and ephemera from the Golden Age of Hollywood will finally go on show after remaining hidden for decades in suburban Brisbane. One of the biggest and most ambitious undertakings by Museum of Brisbane in its 10-year history, which has been three years in the making, Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood will reveal the city’s best kept secret for the very first time!
For more info visit www.museumofbrisbane.com.au
Humanoid Discovery: Wonders of the Human Body
Now thru to Sunday July 12 from 9.30am – 5pm // Queensland Museum, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank
Take a look at the human body from a different perspective in the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre’s latest exhibition, Humanoid Discovery: wonders of the human body. Through 22 interactive science exhibits, visitors can experiment and test how different body systems and organs function as they are taken on a journey of the human body.
For more info visit www.sciencentre.qm.qld.gov.au
Friday February 13 thru to Sunday February 15 // Burnett Lane, Brisbane
Peek into the super cute world of amigurumi as the nooks and crannies of one of Brisbane’s oldest laneways reveals a secret wonderland, as part of the BrisAsia Festival. Amigurumi is the popular Japanese art of knitted and crocheted small stuffed animals and adorable anthropomorphic creatures. Head to Burnett Lane to see this yarn menagerie of amigurumi peeping out from their hidey holes to say hello!
For more info visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au
Eat Street Markets
Friday February 13 & Saturday February 14 from 4pm – 10pm & Sunday February 15 from 10pm – 7pm // 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
Jan Power’s Farmers Markets
Saturday February 14 from 6am – 12pm // Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm
This year the Jan Powers Farmer’s Powerhouse market falls on Valentine’s Day, so there’s never been a better time to celebrate the foods of love – strawberries and raspberries (dipped in chocolate of course), honey, figs and bananas, garlic (yep, it’s great for circulation to all the right places), bananas, basil, avocados, almonds and asparagus! New Farm Park is also a stone’s throw away, with a huge playground for the kids as well as a City Cat Stop.
For more info visit www.janpowersfarmersmarkets.com.au
Fifty Shades of Grey – Valentine’s Day Gold Class Sessions
Saturday February 14 from 12pm (check your nearest cinema location for details) // Event Cinemas
Spend your Valentine’s Day with Mr Grey (and your loved one). Enjoy the Valentine’s Day package in the luxury of Gold Class with two glasses of Mumm champagne on arrival, you’ll enjoy sweet corn and chicken dumplings, cheese arancini, Vietnamese spring rolls, signature Peking duck pancakes and side sauces, mezze tasting plate to share and finish off with a dessert tasting plate. The cost is $175 and available for sessions after 12pm only.
For more info visit www.eventcinemas.com.au
Boundary Street Markets
Saturday February 14 & Sunday February 15 from 9am – 3pm // Boundary St, West End
West Ends newest industrial indoor pop-up market and laneway marketta! This beautiful industrial building – the original Peters Ice Cream Factory dating back to the 1920s – is now a factory for emerging artists, designers, collectors, vintage finds and reclaimed loves! Every weekend the laneways come alive with market stalls, foodies, music, market produce and artisans.
For more info visit www.boundarystreetmarkets.com.au
Babies, Books and Rhymes
Tuesday February 17 from 10.30am – 11am // Garden City Library, Garden City Shopping Centre, Cnr Logan & Kessels Rd’s, Upper Mt Gravatt
Meet other parents and babies for a fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn songs and action rhymes to nurture your baby’s pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Ideal for babies aged up to one year. Bookings not required.
For more info call Brisbane City Council on 07 3403 7745
Activate Children’s Club
Monday February 16 from 4pm – 5pm // Regent Park, 805 Wynnum Rd, Cannon Hill
Come and get healthy and active, meet new friends and develop a new skill each week. Using balls, hoops, parachutes, tunnels, jumping sacks, puppets, storybooks, costumes and music, participants will explore all the different ways their growing bodies can move. These sessions will ACT-ivate the children and their caregivers and have a focus on creativity and fun in a safe, relaxed and energetic environment. This program is FREE and part of the Brisbane City Council’s Active Parks program. Meet at the playground, and don’t forget to bring a hat, some sunscreen and a water bottle.
For more info visit www.bazilgrumble.com.au
BrisStyle Twilight Markets
Friday February 20 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
Chinese Lunar New Year
Friday February 20 from 5pm – 10pm // Chinatown Mall, Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
Welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year with a three-day celebration welcoming the Year of the Goat, as part of BrisAsia Festival. Come along and see lion dances, fire crackers, traditional music, dance performances, roving acts and much more. You can view the detailed schedule of events for Chinese Lunar New Year online.
For more info visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au
Movies in the Park – The Boxtrolls (PG)
Friday February 20 at 6.30pm // Tivoli Drive-In, 50 Coal Rd, Chuwar
Pack a picnic, get outdoors with the family and enjoy FREE Movies in the Park – or Drive-In in this case! The Boxtrolls have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the home they’ve built beneath the streets. When Archibald Snatcher, tries to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs ventures above ground where he and the fabulously feisty Winnifred devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. This is a ticketed free event and bookings are essential as vehicle numbers will be capped at 400.
For more info visit www.ipswich.qld.gov.au