Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Experience
Now thru to Sunday November 16 – Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm

Following a sell-out season in Australia in 2012 and playing to sold out houses all over the world, Potted Potter condenses all seven Harry Potter books into 70 hilarious minutes. This fantastically funny show features all your favourite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic!

For more info visit www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

Giant Snow Globe
Friday November 14 thru to Sunday November 16 & Friday November 21 thru to Sunday November 23 from 10.00am to 3.00pm – Toombul Shopping Centre, Outside The Coffee Club, 1015 Sandgate Road, Toombul

Play inside the Giant Snow Globe and grab a photo! It’s FREE, its fun and its helping you create those magical Christmas memories!

For more info visit www.toombulcentre.com.au

Eat Street Markets
Friday November 14 & Saturday November 15 from 4.00pm to 10.00pm & Sunday November 16 from 10.00pm to 7.00pm – Hamilton Wharf, Macarthur Avenue, 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

Sherwood Community Festival
Friday November 21 from 5.30pm to 9.30pm – Sherwood Road (between Oxley Road & Hedges Street), Sherwood

Come along to the 19th year of the Sherwood Community Festival and enjoy an evening packed with loads of FREE entertainment for the whole family. We’re talking free rides, free animal farm and free face painting! Roaming entertainment including a silt-walker, David the Magician, Mr Happy –Clown and Bumbles the Balloonatic. Plus market stalls and 4 stages filled with talented entertainers!

For more info visit www.sherwoodfestival.com

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls 2
Saturday November 15 & Sunday November 16 (check your nearest cinema location for details) – Event Cinemas

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls 2 comes to the BIG screen exclusively at select Event Cinemas and BCC Cinemas! Canterlot High is hosting a musical showcase and Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Fluttershy are going to be performing with their new band, The Rainbooms. But when a new girl group, The Dazzlings, arrives at CHS, they convince everyone to turn the friendly showcase into a Battle of the Bands! All tickets to see My Little Pony: Equestria Girls 2 are $7 and you can book online in advance.

For more info visit www.eventcinemas.com.au

Official Stoneleigh Reserve Park Opening With Free Family Fun
Saturday November 15 from 1.00pm to 4.00pm – Stoneleigh Reserve Park, Stoneleigh Reserve Boulevard, Logan Reserve

Join in with the family fun as the community celebrates the opening of the charming new Stoneleigh Reserve Park with a FREE afternoon of country fun for the whole family. Pony rides, face painting, meet your farmyard friends, sausage sizzle, fairy floss, live music, games on the green and more!

For more info visit www.stoneleighreserve.com.au

Lollipop Land
Sunday November 16 thru to Sunday January 25 – Old Petrie Town, 280 Dayboro Road (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

Jan Power’s Manly Markets
November 15 from 6.00am to 12.00pm – Little Bayside Park, Royal Esplanade, Manly

Jan Powers Farmers Markets on the waterfront at Manly, 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 these Brisbane Markets in Manly are perfect. Bring the whole family and make a morning out of it!

For more info visit www.janpowersfarmersmarkets.com.au

Babies, Books and Rhymes
Tuesday November 18 from 10.30am to 11.00am – Garden City Library, Garden City Shopping Centre, Cnr Logan & Kessels Road, 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

QSO’s Symphonic Santa
Wednesday November 19 thru to Saturday November 22 at 10.00am & 11.30am – The Courier-Mail Piazza, The Parklands, South Bank

Wear your Santa hat and join the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s sleigh ride with popular children’s TV presenter, Jay Laga’aia. In these themed concerts, conductor Peter Luff will lead the Orchestra on a musical journey with a range of Christmas tunes and orchestral classics. These concerts are the perfect way to introduce young audiences to the full symphony orchestra. The Courier-Mail Piazza offers the ideal space for babies through to grandparents to listen, dance and sing in a relaxed atmosphere.

For more info visit www.qso.com.au

Cheeky Chimps Soft Play
Thursday November 20 from 9.00am to 1.00pm – Arbour View Cafe Lawns, The Parklands, South Bank

Its happy days for kids with the South Bank Kids Club. The Kids Club is free to participate in and includes plenty of fun things to keep your little ones entertained. There’s no need to pre-register – just head along to South Bank and get ready to have fun! Throughout October and November, the Kids Club’s Thursday activity will be Cheeky Chimps Soft Play on the Arbour View Cafe lawns. It is designed for babies and toddlers and allows them to develop their motor skills through exploratory and active play.

For more info visit www.visitsouthbank.com.au

Lost Creatures: Stories from Ancient Queensland
Every day from 9.30am to 5.00pm – Level 2, Queensland Museum, Cnr Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Bank

Featuring home-grown dinosaurs, megafauna and giant marine reptiles, Lost Creatures: Stories from Ancient Queensland shines a light on Queensland’s ancient past and brings to life our prehistoric past. Lost Creatures takes a 250 million year journey that will challenge, surprise and fascinate visitors, introducing them to a wondrous world that will spark their imagination. In a collision of the past and present, 245-million-year-old fossils are on display alongside 3D digital models and life size projections of dinosaurs and megafauna. From a full-size reconstruction of a Rhoetosaurus hind leg, 90sqm of the original Lark Quarry Trackway, life size dinosaur projections and 3D digital models to a touchable marine reptile fossil and the surprising discoveries found at a Brisbane construction site just this year, Lost Creatures is a must-see authentic showcase of Australia’s prehistoric past!

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

Every day from 10.00am to 5.00pm – Roma Street Parkland, Roma Street, Brisbane City

Chairs2Share is a program designed to enhance the way people enjoy the city’s green spaces. Chairs2Share makes deck chairs available for free to allow visitors, residents and workers to appreciate Brisbane’s enviable outdoor lifestyle. People using the chairs can also take advantage of the council’s free Wi-Fi in the City Botanic Gardens and Post Office Square.

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



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