Jemima Wyman – Pattern Bandits
Now thru to Sunday November 2 – Childrens Art Centre, Park Level, GOMA, Stanley Place, South Brisbane
Pattern Bandits is a fantastic immersive exhibition that explores the relationships between people, pattern and architecture, by artist Jemima Wyman. Via a host of specially designed multi-media and activities, children can get to explore and work with the kaleidoscopes, tessellations, camouflage and harlequin patterns that are part of the brightly coloured world of the Los Angeles-based Australian artist.
For more info visit www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/kids
Eat Street Markets
Friday October 24 & Saturday October 25 from 4.00pm to 10.00pm & Sunday October 26 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
Brisbane Twilight Markets
Friday October 24 from 5.00pm to 9.00pm – King George Square, Brisbane City
Brisbane’s hottest destination for everything handmade under the stars. The BrisStyle Brisbane Twilight Markets in the heart of Brisbane’s King George Square offers a home-grown market experience unique to Brisbane. The market combines the laid-back attitude of south-east Queensland with the buzz of Brisbane’s CBD to create a lantern lit celebration of local independent art, craft and design. With a café, restaurant and bar onsite, along with the sounds of Brisbane’s premier jazz bands wowing the crowds, this is late night shopping like you’ve never experienced it. Meet your mama friends for a twilight gathering!
For more info visit www.brisstyle.com.au
Friday October 24 from 5.00pm to 9.00pm, Saturday October 25 from 10.00am to 9.00pm & Sunday October 26 from 9.00am to 4.00pm – 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
Boundary Street Markets
Saturday October 25 & Sunday October 26 from 9.00am to 3.00pm – Boundary Street, 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
$6 Weekend Family Flicks – The Boxtrolls
Saturday October 25 & Sunday October 26 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
Jan Power’s Powerhouse Farmers Markets
Saturday October 26 from 6.00am to 12.00pm – The Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, 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. 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
Pop Up Suitcase Rummage
Sunday October 26 from 12.00pm to 5.00pm – Powerhouse Plaza, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
Pop-Up Suitcase Rummage is a mini-scaled market with giant rewards. Bring a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with your goods and treats and enjoy a day amongst entry-level entrepreneurs and locally produced handmade, recycled and up-cycled products. Or, come along to browse and shop!
For more info visit www.brisbanepowerhouse.org
Babies, Books and Rhymes
Tuesday October 28 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
Spooky Halloween Storytime
Wednesday October 29 from 9.15am to 9.45am – West End Library, 178-180 Boundary Street, West End
Come along to the library for a spooky Halloween storytime and a fun craft activity. This is a free event and is ideal for children aged 2-5 years.
For more info call 07 3403 8620
Wednesday October 29 from 9.00am to 10.00am – Little Stanley Street Lawns, South Bank
It’s that time again Brisbane – the Feel Good Program is back! Held in the stunning South Bank Parklands, the Feel Good Program is a series of free exercise classes designed to suit men and women of all ages and fitness levels and returns to South Bank on Monday September 1 for 10 weeks. The Bubacise program is Yoga that is suitable for mothers with babies aged eight weeks or older, up to crawling age.
For more info visit www.visitsouthbank.com.au
Cheeky Chimps Soft Play
Thursday October 30 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
Camp and sCare With BIG4
Friday October 31 – Participating BIG4 Holiday Parks, Australia
What could be spookier than sleeping outside on the scariest night of the year? Get set to fright the night in the great outdoors at this year’s aptly named Camp and sCare with BIG4. The event will combine all the fun of Halloween and camping to support children’s cancer charity, Camp Quality. Join the thousands of campers taking part in this activity-packed event nationally and pay just $20 to secure a site at participating BIG4 Holiday Parks, with all proceeds from the event to go to Camp Quality.
For more info visit www.big4.com.au
Friday October 31 at 6.40pm – Roma Street Station, 171 Roma Street, Brisbane
The spooktacular Hallowe’en Express departs Roma St for the first time this All Hallow’s Eve with a load of spooky passengers on board. For young ones too little to go trick or treating, this magical train ride is the ultimate way to celebrate Hallowe’en and for others it’s a novel way to mark the occasion. Passengers are encouraged to dress up to the max in creepy costumes for the haunting 60 minute journey in vintage carriages, drawn by the beautiful green locomotive engine, which will travel through Brisbane’s tunnels and whistles along tracks under the cloak of darkness. And with a departure time of 6.40, it will ensure that the youngest of passengers will be home and tucked up in bed before the Great Pumpkin rises from the pumpkin patch. Prices start at $16 for children over 15 (under 15’s are free).
For more info visit www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.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