37th Annual Bird Week
Now thru to Sunday November 9 – O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park Road, via Canungra

Started in 1978, O’Reilly’s famous Bird Week runs each November, and attracts bird observers from Australia and overseas. O’Reilly’s Bird Week is Australia’s longest running birding event. With help from a team of expert guides, you can regularly spot over 200 species of birds during this week.

For more info visit www.oreillys.com.au

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

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

Eat Street Markets
Friday November 7 & Saturday November 8 from 4.00pm to 10.00pm & Sunday November 9 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

BrisStyle Indie Markets
Saturday November 8 from 9.00am to 3.00pm – City Hall, Brisbane City

Getting up close and personal with BrisStyle’s leading handmade artisans just became super gorgeous. Nestled on the ground floor of the beautiful historic Brisbane City Hall, the new-look BrisStyle indie Markets are set to create a unique handmade shopping experience. Soak up the stalls of independent contemporary artisans, relax with a traditional cup of tea and cake at the iconic Shingle Inn and take in the historic surrounds of one of Brisbane’s best-loved landmarks. With BrisStyle renowned for its support and development of Brisbane creatives, this is the perfect weekend activity for those in search of high-end, locally created handmade wares.

For more info visit www.brisstyle.com.au

Pear Exercise Physiology Official Launch – Windsor Open Day
Saturday November 8 from 9.30am to 12.00pm – Genesis Fitness Club , Windsor Homezone, 142 Newmarket Road, Windsor

The Pear Exercise Physiology official launch is happening at the Windsor Open Day this Saturday! Come along for children’s entertainment and face painting, a “How can I lose my mummy-tummy” presentation and Q&A with Pear owner Esme Soan (11:15am) and free trial Pear classes for mother and child (11:30am).

For more info visit www.pearpregnancy.com.au

Ben & Jerry’s Open Air Cinemas – The Boxtrolls
Saturday November 8 at 6.15pm – The Rainforest Green, South Bank

Based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls follows in the footsteps of ParaNorman for an exciting caper that is fun for all the family. Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are a quintessential outdoor event, with feature films lighting up the huge movie screen from dusk. Cinemagoers can chill out before their movie with some tasty food and frosty beverages from the licensed bar, while relaxing to sounds from the best of the Australian music scene and sets from the most exciting emerging local musicians.

For more info visit www.openaircinemas.com.au

$6 Weekend Family Flicks – House Of Magic
Saturday November 8 & Sunday November 9 from 10.00am (check your nearest cinema location for details) – Event Cinemas

Looking for something to do with the family? Why not take them to the movies and catch a cheap flick?  Here’s a perfect way to see some great family films, starting from 10am every Saturday and Sunday. Plus it’s unbeatable value at only $6 a ticket!

For more info visit www.eventcinemas.com.au

The Finders Keepers
Saturday November 8 & Sunday November 9 from 10.00am to 4.00pm – The Old Museum, Cnr Bowen Bridge Road & Gregory Terrace, Herston

The Brisbane Finders Keepers Markets are held at the heritage listed Old Museum, next to the RNA showgrounds in Brisbane. The market brings together both local designers, and creative folk from all around Australia. The markets features over 85 design & art stalls from local designers, to talented folk from all around Australia. Each market is uniquely curated featuring new debut stalls every event. The beautiful garden grounds plays host to live music, bar, coffee & food stalls. It’s a small $2 entry fee, and children under 12 years are free, so bring the kids and hubby along. Or – take the day off! Call your Mum, call your girlfriends, and have a ladies day out with retail delight.

For more info visit www.thefinderskeepers.com

Maya The Bee Movie
Saturday November 8 & Sunday November 9 (check your nearest cinema location for details) – Event Cinemas

Everyone’s favourite little bee is making her big screen debut in Maya The Bee Movie showing at select Event Cinemas and BCC Cinemas! Maya the Bee Movie will follow the charming Maya’s inquisitive desire to escape her heavily regimented existence and experience the freedom to explore, outside the rules of her hive. Set against the backdrop of a longstanding conflict between bees and hornets, Maya is born into a hive where conformity rules. Tickets to see Maya The Bee Movie on the big screen are just $7.

For more info visit www.eventcinemas.com.au/movie/maya-the-bee

Babies, Books and Rhymes
Tuesday November 11 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

Cheeky Chimps Soft Play
Thursday November 13 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

Giant Snow Globe
Friday November 14 thru to Sunday November 16 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



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