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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


Community Planting at Cabbage Tree Creek
Friday January 30 from 8.30am – 10.30am // Council Parklands, Nearra St, Deagon

Join Northern Catchments Network to improve the habitat along Cabbage Tree Creek riparian zone and Gateway Motorway. Mulching and hole digging will be done by contractors, with the community invited to help with the planting of 300 native species. The planting is part of the Transport Main Roads funded project, with approval of Brisbane City Council. Wear your closed in shoes, long pants, shirt with sleeves, wide brimmed hat and bring a water bottle Morning tea is provided and children are welcome, but must be supervised by parent/carer.

For more info call 07 3398 8003


Eat Street Markets
Friday January 30 & Saturday January 31 from 4pm – 10pm & Sunday February 1 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


Collective Markets
Friday January 30 from 5pm – 9pm, Saturday January 31 from 10am – 9pm & Sunday February 1 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


St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Saturday January 31 from 11am // Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Brisbane has become an international signifier of essential music as the music event continues to showcase its original set of values: championing community, fostering collaboration, encouraging self-expression, and finding ongoing excuses to have fun. The festival in Brisbane will showcase an impressive line-up of local artistic talent, turning the venue into a creative celebration of both music and the arts. Brisbane Laneway will be open to punters 16 years and older for the first time. Prepare yourselves for the 2015 Laneway Festival line-up, one of our favourites yet.

For more info visit www.lanewayfestival.com


Boundary Street Markets
Saturday January 31 & Sunday February 1 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


Exclusive Screening – Barbie™ in Princess Power
Saturday January 31 & Sunday February 1 (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


Jan Power’s Farmers Markets
Sunday February 1 from 6am – 12pm // Blackwood St, Mitchelton

Bring your green bag and be prepared to come back home with some goodies that will last for ages, taste good and are from the local area, it’s a great way to fill your pantry and fridge. All of Mitchelton and the surrounding area turn out for a packed street market with over 140 stalls to tempt you with all you will need to be a Masterchef! Bring the family and enjoy food from around the world.

For more info visit www.janpowersfarmersmarkets.com.au


Young Designers Market
Sunday February 1 from 10am – 4pm // Little Stanley Street, South Bank

The Young Designers Market features cutting edge designs across a range of exciting fashion, jewellery, home design, prints and much more from up to 80 talented new designers. Shopping at the Young Designers Market gives you the opportunity to buy quality new styles from designers who are on their way to international stardom.

For more info visit www.youngdesignersmarket.com.au


Babies, Books and Rhymes
Tuesday February 3 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


Shen Yun
Tuesday February 3 & Wednesday February 4 at 2pm & 7.30pm // Concert Hall, QPAC, Melbourne St, South Bank

Shen Yun returns to Brisbane with an all-new 2015 show! Embark on an extraordinary journey across 5000 years of Chinese civilization! From ancient dynasties to the modern day, witness inspiring stories and legends come alive on stage. Featuring classical Chinese dance, a full orchestra, exquisite costumes, and dazzling animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world. Experience a performance that can truly touch your soul!

For more info visit www.qpac.com.au


Harry Potter Book Night
Thursday February 5 from 4pm // Various Branch Library Locations, Brisbane

On Thursday evening, Harry Potter fans from all over the world will take part in the first ever Harry Potter book night! Libraries across Brisbane will celebrate with their own magical Harry Potter events. Come dressed as your favourite witch or wizard and share in themed activities, games and quizzes.

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


BrisAsia Festival

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


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