The Wind in the Willows
Now thru to Saturday January 17 at 10am & 2pm // La Boite Roundhouse Theatre, 6-8 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove
Play School’s Luke Carroll stars in this world premiere one-man production of The Wind in the Willows – the classic adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger & Mr Toad! Featuring a magical set with plenty of surprises throughout, and playful costuming and props, The Wind in the Willows will take Brisbane’s badgers (small and large) on a heartfelt and humorous adventure that explores humanity, time and the value of friendship these summer school holidays! For children aged 4 – 12 and anyone who enjoys messing about in boats!
For more info visit www.laboite.com.au
Now thru to Saturday January 17 at 11am & 2pm // Brisbane Arts Centre, 210 Petrie Tce, Brisbane City
Rapunzel, kidnapped as a child by the wicked witch Gothel, is freed from her tower prison by handsome Prince Gunther who promises to show her the world. Their plans change when Gothel hears the Prince below the tower, cuts off Rapunzel’s hair and allows the Prince to fall from the tower after he climbs it, then banishes Rapunzel to the Land of Eternal Winter… Don’t miss out on seeing this stage performance!
For more info visit www.artstheatre.com.au
Ballet Theatre of QLD – The Sleeping Beauty
Now thru to Saturday January 17 at 1pm, 2pm & 6.30pm // Playhouse, QPAC, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank
These summer holidays share the magic of Ballet Theatre of Queensland’s new production of The Sleeping Beauty, an enchanting ballet based on the Charles Perrault fairy tale and set to the famous music of Tchaikovsky. Choreographed by Ballet Theatre of Queensland’s Artistic Director Timothy Brown, with magnificent sets and costumes, The Sleeping Beauty showcases the talents of some of Queensland’s finest young dancers, aged from 10 to 17 years, who all auditioned for the chance to be part of this magical ballet. Tickets start from $48.
For more info visit www.qpac.com.au
The Voice in the Walls
Now thru to Friday January 23 // Old Government House, QUT Gardens Point, 2 George St, Brisbane City
Victor and Mary are voices from the past, lingering like ghosts within the walls of Old Government House. They need help to bring their stories to light and right the wrongs of history, and there is only one person who can help them. You! So keep calm, listen carefully, and do exactly as they say. The Voice in the Walls is a new audio immersive and interactive performance for 9-12 year olds by Imaginary Theatre. Set amongst the historic halls of Old Government House, the audience will be equipped with headphones and a wireless device while they traverse the halls of the House in an audio tour like none other.
For more info visit www.ogh.qut.edu.au
State Library of Queensland – Summer Holiday Fun
Now thru to Sunday January 25 // Various SLQ Venues, Stanley Pl, South Bank
This summer, discover a place where wild things play through workshops, activities, stories and a monster film festival for all ages at State Library. The summer holiday program will have little monsters’ imaginations running wild as they build lairs, discover hidden wild things, dress up, play out their favourite tales, and explore the art of storytelling in Story Lab workshops! Enjoy some ferocious family favourites in the monster family film fest (for all ages); and don’t miss creative hands-on workshops for little designers in the APDL little designers workshops (for ages 4 to 8, bookings required).
For more info visit www.slq.qld.gov.au
Now thru to Sunday January 25 // Old Petrie Town, 280 Dayboro Rd (in the Distillery, next to the Heritage Hotel Café), Kurwongbah
Do you Bee-lieve? Lollipop Land is a magical suburb of the North Pole where the fairies and the elves make all of the sweet things for the whole, wide world! This enchanting Christmas Art Installation is re-created annually by Visual Display Artist Jule Barten and Original Doll Artist Chris Boston. Grown-ups can revisit their childhood, whilst children will leave with magical new memories. It’s fun for the whole family and make sure you bring your cameras to take your Christmas Photos in the Enchanted Forest! See the Marshmallow Castle and the Lollipop Garden and discover the new stories and characters in this year’s display. Opening hours are Wednesday – Saturday 10am-3pm & Sunday 9am-3pm.
For more info visit www.facebook.com/lollipoplandaustralia
Day Out With Thomas
Now thru to Sunday February 1 from 9.30am – 4pm // The Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, North Ipswich
Make a day of it with fun for the whole family with entry to the Museum and all exhibits included in your entry ticket! See the huge model rail way, try driving a train on a simulator or get up close to genuine locos and vintage carriages. Kids can have hands-on Thomas activities, dig for dino bones, let off steam in the indoor adventure playground and expansive grounds, meet Thomas & The Fat Controller in person and make their own craft creation to take home!
For more info visit www.theworkshops.qm.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 January 16 & Saturday January 17 from 4pm – 10pm & Sunday January 18 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 January 16 from 5pm – 9pm, Saturday January 17 from 10am – 9pm & Sunday January 18 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 January 17 from 6am – 12pm // Little Bayside Park, 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
Disney Live! Presents Three Classic Fairy Tales
Saturday January 17 at 10am, 1pm & 4pm // Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Melaleuca Dr, Boondall
Prepare to step into a world of wonder where wishing is only the beginning and dreams really do come true in Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales. Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they bring the timeless fairytale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life right in your hometown!
For more info visit www.ticketek.com.au/disneylive
Boundary Street Markets
Saturday January 17 & Sunday January 18 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 January 20 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
Movies in the Valley Malls – Walking With Dinosaurs
Wednesday January 21 from 7pm – 9pm // Chinatown Mall, Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
Come down to the Chinatown Mall and experience free open air family movie screenings. This week’s movie will have you see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages. This is a free event and Fortitude Valley also has an array of cafes, bars, and fashion outlets, restaurants on offer within the Valley Malls and nearby streets.
For more info visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au
Sprouts in the Park – Craft & Gardening Activities
Thursday January 22 from 9.30am – 11.30am // Roma Street Parkland, 1 Parkland Boulevard, Brisbane City
Meet up at the Banyan Lawn and join in with the craft activities with a summer theme. Suitable for children up to 10 years of age, a gold coin contribution is requested for each participant. Limited places, but no bookings are required.
For more info visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au
Family Frog Spotlight Walk
Friday January 23 // Archer Camping Area, D’Aguilar National Park, Rasmussen Rd, Mt Mee
Connect with Nature inspires an appreciation of Queensland’s natural and cultural heritage through activities that foster a sense of connection, understanding and appreciation for natural areas. In this 1.5 hour walk, you will listen to the frog chorus of the D’Aguilar Range. Join a ranger to hear and see some of the amazing frog species that call Neurum Creek home. This is a free event and bookings are required. Call 07 3512 2300 between 9am – 4pm for walk times.
For more info visit www.nprsr.qld.gov.au
Australia Day Long Weekender
Friday January 23 thru to Monday January 26 // South Bank Parklands, South Bank
Queensland’s 2015 Australia Day celebrations will be bigger and better than ever, turning the one-day tradition in to a jam-packed long weekend of free family fun and entertainment for all at South Bank. The Australia Day Long Weekender will treat revelers to roving performers, live music, interactive art installations and a mini-food festival. Bringing in Australia Day with a bang, a spectacular fireworks display will light up the Brisbane city skyline at 7:30pm on Sunday January 25, Australia Day eve!
For more info visit qld.australiaday.org.au