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
Eat Street Markets
Friday February 20 & Saturday February 21 from 4pm – 10pm & Sunday February 22 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
Friday February 20 from 5pm – 9pm, Saturday February 21 from 10am – 9pm & Sunday February 22 from 9am – 4pm // Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank
The Collective Markets, formerly known as the South Bank Lifestyle Market, was transformed late last year with a broader product offering and more contemporary feel, offering greater opportunities for emerging designers and artists to showcase their products each weekend. They will now trade The Collective Markets have an eclectic mix of stalls and live entertainment each night by local musicians. Embracing artisan culture, the market is a haven of unique goods from eclectic and effortlessly cool fashions, to handmade jewellery, art and stylish homewares.
For more info visit www.collectivemarkets.com.au
Jan Power’s Farmers Markets – Manly
Saturday February 21 from 6am – 12pm // Manly Harbour, Royal Esplanade, Manly
Jan Powers Farmers Markets on the waterfront at Manly Harbour Village, just outside of Brisbane City are on the third Saturday of every month. If you are looking for fresh food and want to enjoy it with a beautiful Bay backdrop, then this Manly market is for you!
For more info visit www.janpowersfarmersmarkets.com.au
Jan Power’s Farmers Markets – Powerhouse
Saturday February 21 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
Boundary Street Markets
Saturday February 21 & Sunday February 22 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
Pixar Film Festival – Toy Story (G)
Saturday February 21 & Sunday February 22 from 10am // Various locations, Event Cinemas
All your favourite films are back on the big screen at the 2015 Pixar Film Festival. Tickets are only $8 each and include a special Pixar activity book to guide you through the festival. Plus, every week there will be a new collector card for each film as well as prizes for best dressed person at every screening!
Bring the kids along early so they can join in the pre-film activities at your local cinema. Dust off your costumes and join us at the exclusive Pixar film festival.
For more info visit www.eventcinemas.com.au
Baby & Kids Market
Sunday February 22 from 9am – 12pm // St Joseph Nudgee College, 2199 Sandgate Rd, Boondall
The Baby & Kids Market provides excellent quality pre-loved goods by great brands at bargain prices. It’s the perfect place to stock up on furniture, prams, toys, clothes, books and just about anything imaginable for babies and children. Mums sell their gently used baby and kid’s goods at very reasonable prices and it’s a fun way to grab some amazing bargains while recycling at the same time.
For more info visit www.babykidsmarket.com.au
Miniature Steam Train Rides
Sunday February 22 from 10am – 4pm // Ewing Park, Ewing Rd, Logan
Miniature train rides and fun for everyone in the family! Running every 2nd & 4th Sunday with weather permitting. Enclosed footwear is essential. Children under 5yrs old must be accompanied by an adult, and accompanied adult rides free!
For more info visit www.lmes.org.au
Activate Children’s Club
Monday February 23 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
Babies, Books and Rhymes
Tuesday February 24 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
Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield
Thursday February 26 thru to Saturday February 28 at 10.30am, 1.30pm & 4pm // Gardens Theatre, 2 George St, Brisbane
Captain Barnacles and his trusty crew join forces with a host of colourful Australian reef dwellers on a mission to save the Great Barrier Reef! When the Octonauts deploy a new undersea medical station designed to keep the reef clean and healthy, they discover a problem that threatens the reef dwellers and their home. An outbreak of spiky and very hungry Crown of Thorns Starfish are on their way to eat the reef! It will take all the Octonauts, their Gups, and a rag-tag crew of sea creatures to ward off the advancing starfish and save the Great Barrier Reef! Don’t miss this all new musical adventure live on stage for the first time in 2015.
For more info visit www.lifeliketouring.com
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