Friday February 6 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
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
Eat Street Markets
Friday February 6 & Saturday February 7 from 4pm – 10pm & Sunday February 8 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 6 from 5pm – 9pm, Saturday February 7 from 10am – 9pm & Sunday February 8 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
Saturday February 7 from 6am – 12pm // Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm
This busy Brisbane Farmers Markets is a great place to spend a Saturday morning, browsing through the fresh produce and eating the delicious food produce lined along the bustling walkway selling a range of fresh products. Fortify yourself with a coffee and the paper and then a croissant, or an omelette, crepes, sausages, dumplings, French pizzas, Japanese chicken skewers, before you pack your basket full of farm fresh fruit and veg, meats, seafood, small goods, sauces, olives, dips, cakes, bread, fresh herbs, oils – everything you need for a great week ahead. You will be amazed at the low prices of the fruits and vegetables, and if its good food you are after then look no further! 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 7 & Sunday February 8 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
Dollhouse Extravaganza – Miniature Show
Saturday February 7 & Sunday February 8 from 9am – 5pm // Brisbane Table Tennis Centre, 86 Green Tce, Windsor
Come along to view a huge display of miniatures to enjoy and plenty of traders to purchase from. Please note that some traders offer eftpos and others only accept cash payments. Entry fees are $5 for an adult and children up to 13 years of age are free. Entrants will also be in the running to win a most beautiful dollshouse – raffle tickets are available at the show.
For more info visit www.dollshouseextravaganza.com.au
Exclusive Screening – Barbie™ in Princess Power
Saturday February 7 & Sunday February 8 (check your nearest cinema location for details) // Event Cinemas
This month, Barbie™ makes her first heroic debut in an all-new, super powered adventure movie: Barbie™ in Princess Power. As a modern day superhero, Barbie’s mission is to inspire young girls across Australia to discover their inner strength and believe that they can do and be anything they want – even a super hero. Come to the Barbie™ in Princess Power movie dressed up in your favourite Barbie™ outfit for the chance to WIN a Barbie™ Prize. Plus every ticket receives a Barbie™ in Princess Power Activity Poster!
For more info visit www.eventcinemas.com.au
Miniature Steam Train Rides
Sunday February 8 from 10am – 4pm // Ewing Park, Ewing Road, 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
Babies, Books and Rhymes
Tuesday February 10 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
Wednesday February 11 from 10am – 12pm // Vic Lucas Park, 152 Coutts St, Bulimba
Come along to this fun workshop where little ones can hear some stories that will make them roar with laughter and then get healthy and active with fun and interactive games with a dinosaur theme! This is a wonderful workshop that will stretch the body and imagination. Meet at the playground and bring your sun protection and water. This is a free class, but bookings are required.
For more info visit www.bazilgrumble.com.au
Wicked – The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz
Thursday February 12 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
Chicks at the Flicks – 50 Shades of Grey
Thursday February 12 from 6pm (check your nearest cinema location for details) // Event Cinemas
Ladies, see one of the most highly anticipated films of 2015, 50 Shades of Grey, at the ultimate ladies night out at the movies; Chicks at the Flicks. Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented billionaire Christian Grey. Each guest receives a gift bag filled with goodies! Pre-film festivities start from 6pm while the film starts at 7pm.
For more info visit www.eventcinemas.com.au