Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo
Now thru to Sunday January 11 at 9.30am, 12pm & 2.30pm // Cremorne Theatre, QPAC, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank
Come eye to eye with an amazing array of life-like creatures from cute baby dinosaurs to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores that have ever walked the planet! Learn how to feed, pet and interact with them in this intimate indoor performance. Brought to life by sophisticated design, electronics and theatrical presentation, Erth’s large-scale dinosaur puppets will take you on an exciting journey through prehistoric history in a show that promises to be bigger and better than ever. Recommended for ages 5+, tickets start at $20.
For more info visit www.qpac.com.au
Giggle and Hoot & Friends
Now thru to Sunday January 11 at 10am, 12.30pm & 3pm // Playhouse, QPAC, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank
Jimmy Giggle, Hoot and Hootabelle are setting off on a giggle-icious live stage adventure with their friends the Bananas in Pyjamas and Hoopla Doopla’s Zap, Mimi and Jango this summer! Giggle and Hoot and Friends is a 50-minute stage spectacular with everyone’s favourite songs, dancing, and of course fun and laughter! Tickets start from $39.90 and children 18 months and under are free on the knee.
For more info visit www.qpac.com.au
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
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 9 & Saturday January 10 from 4pm – 10pm & Sunday January 11 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 9 from 5pm – 9pm, Saturday January 10 from 10am – 9pm & Sunday January 11 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 10 from 6am – 12pm // The 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 January 10 & Sunday January 11 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 13 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
Ballet Theatre of QLD – The Sleeping Beauty
Wednesday January 14 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
Sprouts in the Park – Craft & Gardening Activities
Thursday January 15 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