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DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Now thru to Saturday March 28 // Iona Performing Arts Centre, 85 North Rd, Wynnum West

A modern Broadway classic based on the award winning animated feature, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will transport and enthral you in a “tale as old as time’! Beauty and the Beast is a fairy tale filled with wonderful songs, enchantment and spectacle and with an ending that is truly ‘happily ever after’. With music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Beauty and the Beast is a true Broadway spectacle.

For more info visit www.savoyards.com.au


QSO KIDDIES’ CUSHION CONCERT – SHAKE RATTLE & BLOW
Now thru to Saturday March 28 at 9.30am & 11am // Courier-Mail Piazza Amphitheatre, Glenelg St & Little Stanley St, South Bank

Listen! The kids are most certainly spoilt for choice this year with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural Family Concert Series kicking off in March with the SHAKE, RATTLE + BLOW! concerts that explore how music is made, and discover the instruments of the orchestra. SHAKE, RATTLE + BLOW! is part one of the Family Concert Series and will take place from March 25 to 28 at The Courier-Mail Piazza in South Bank Parklands. The other three parts of this exciting new addition to QSO’s Season 2015 include LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! in May, STORIES, LEGENDS + FAIRY TALES in October and the much loved, SYMPHONIC SANTA coming later in 2015.

For more info visit www.qso.com.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


JOURNEY TO FANTASTIC LANDS
Now thru to Sunday May 10 // Children’s Art Centre, Gallery 1.4, GOMA, Cultural Precinct, Stanley Pl, South Bank

Journey to Fantastic Lands features a selection of interactive and engaging artworks and playful animations from the Gallery’s Collection. The exhibition also includes a site-specific adaptation of Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine’s interactive animation You Were In My Dream (2010), which has been developed especially for this exhibition in collaboration with the artists. This exciting exhibition encourages young visitors to explore the way artists use their imagination to bring to life fantastical worlds that are full of adventure and mystery.

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


DINOSAUR DISCOVERY: LOST CREATURES OF THE CRETACEOUS
Now thru to Monday October 5 from 9.30am – 5pm // QLD Museum, Level 3, Touring Exhibition Gallery, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Featuring more than 20 animated, life-size dinosaur models, this exhibition will transport you back millions of years to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Experience these titans of the Cretaceous as you roam through their world and see first-hand how they move and interact, roar, gnash and bellow… much like when they ruled our planet millions of years ago!

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


EAT STREET MARKETS
Friday March 27 & Saturday March 28 from 4pm – 10pm & Sunday March 29 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 March 27 from 5pm – 9pm, Saturday March 28 from 10am – 9pm & Sunday March 29 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 POWERS FARMERS MARKETS – POWERHOUSE
Saturday March 28 from 6am – 12pm // The 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


THE MUMMY TREE MARKETS
Saturday March 28 from 9am – 1pm // Everton Park Hotel, 101 Flockton St, Everton Park

These markets are a little bit different to what you may normally find… they are not second hand or lifestyle markets nor are they just a baby and children’s market. This ‘family boutique’ market provides beautiful high quality, unique products and services which are not mass produced or easily found in shops. Call your girlfriends, bring your husbands and the kids, and wander around the market.

For more info visit www.themummytreemarkets.com.au


BOUNDARY STREET MARKETS
Saturday March 28 & Sunday March 29 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


THE GREAT CITY EASTER EGG HUNT
Monday March 30 thru to Thursday April 1 from 9am – 5pm // Queen Street Mall

To celebrate Easter in The City, you will have the chance to win $3,000 worth of prizes during The Great City Easter Egg Hunt! For your chance to win some egg-cellent prizes including hotel packages, shopping vouchers and dining experiences, find The City Easter Egg hidden in Brisbane’s CBD, upload a photo of the Egg on your Facebook/Instagram/Twitter and tag with #EasterinBrisbane. Look out for the daily clue on the Brisbane City social pages each day at 9am to start your eggs-ploration. Alongside the Easter Egg Hunt, there will be free chocolate egg giveaways from 9am to 12noon daily.

For more info visit www.facebook.com/brisbanecity


BABIES, BOOKS & RHYMES
Tuesday March 31 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


WALKING WITH DINOSAURS
Wednesday April 1 thru to Sunday April 5 at 11am, 3pm & 7pm // Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Melaleuca Dr, Boondall

After a worldwide tour seen by over 8 million people in 243 cities, the stunning theatrical event WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular is coming to Australia for a strictly limited tour! Internationally renowned designers have worked with scientists to create 20 life-size dinosaurs, including the terror of the ancient terrain, Tyrannosaurus-rex! Marvel at the story of their 200 million year domination of life on earth. Watch them walk. Hear the roar. Be there as they fight for survival and supremacy.

For more info visit www.brisent.com.au


JAN POWER’S FARMERS MARKETS – BRISBANE CITY
Wednesday April 1 from 10am – 6pm // Queen St Mall, Bridge End, Brisbane City

If you’re are looking for fresh food and want to enjoy it with a beautiful Bay backdrop, then these Brisbane Markets in Manly are perfect! Located within the lush green beauty of Little Bayside Park – right on the water adjacent to the Manly Harbour. The Manly Farmers Markets is a vibrant mini-village selling all the usual seasonal farm fresh produce that everyone has known to love about the Jan Powers Farmers Markets. Tempt your taste buds with a delicious smoothie or a French delicacy, hot coffee. The Manly markets are a feast to cover all your senses.

For more info visit www.janpowersfarmersmarkets.com.au


THE BOOK OF LIFE (OPENS)
Thursday April 2 // Various locations, Event Cinemas

THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favourites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.

For more info visit www.bookoflifemovie.com.au


LITTLE DAYS OUT – LET’S GROH GARDENING WORKSHOP
Thursday April 2 from 9.00am – 1.00pm // Epicurious Garden, South Bank Parklands, Little Stanley St, South Bank

Keeping the kids entertained just got a whole lot easier thanks to Little Days Out, South Bank’s new children’s program. Held in the South Bank Parklands every Thursday and Sunday, Little Days Out features a range of exciting kids’ activities that are free to attend. The activities change each month and are designed to suit a variety of age groups. There’s no need to pre-register – just head along and get involved.

For more info visit www.visitbrisbane.com.au


SAILS FESTIVAL
Friday April 3 from 9am – 4pm // Suttons Beach, Marine Pde, Redcliffe

Sails Festival is a colourful seaside celebration of all things Easter and nautical. Head down to Suttons Beach on Good Friday to catch a special visit from the Easter Bunny and get the best view of the yachts from the 66th annual Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race as they sail along the Peninsula. You can be guaranteed a fantastic day of family fun with something for everyone. The festival is free to attend and there’s plenty for you to do on a tight budget (most activities are free).

For more info visit www.sailsfestival.com.au


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