NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK
Saturday August 15 thru to Sunday August 23 // Various locations + Online
It’s National Science Week, and there is so much to see and do – no matter where you’re based! Featuring more than 1000 events around Australia and online, don’t miss the chance to celebrate with an event at your school, a visit to one of our many local discovery centres or an online tour, quiz or experiment. Start exploring via the links below!
Saturday August 15, at 10.30am // Online with QPAC
Share a virtual morning tea with friends, family and some notable Australians – Dame Quentin Bryce and Aunty Colleen Wall, to name a few – to celebrate the powerful relationships that exist across generations and the beginning of Queensland Seniors Week.
EVENT CINEMAS // BEST OF THE 80’S
Saturday August 15 & Sunday August 16 // Various locations, Event Cinemas
Relive the decade that brought us the joys of leg warmers, lovingly-curated mix-tapes, big hair and epic power ballads – it’s officially the 80’s again at Event Cinemas. This weekend, don’t miss the drama and excitement of Molly Ringwald and John Cryer in ‘Pretty in Pink.’
GOLD COAST ART & CRAFT SUNDAY MARKETS
Sunday August 16, from 8am until 2pm // Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach
Browse over 150 stalls of gifts, souvenirs, art, craft and so much more on Broadbeach’s beautiful beachfront. There’s an unmissable selection of Australian-made products, fresh produce, yummy food and live entertainment, too.
Now thru to Sunday August 16 // Online with Ekka
The Show may not technically go on this year, but you can keep the spirit of the Ekka alive with their ten day online offering – complete with farmer meet and greets, up-close animal encounters and even takeaway strawberry sundaes and dagwood dogs!
SCIENCE OF THE SEA
Thursday August 20 // Online with Gold Coast Libraries
The biggest science event of the year is back! Discover the science of our oceans, beaches and marine life, find out how you can contribute to their sustainability, and get access to marine scientists and science experts. Headlining the program is climate change scientist Professor Tim Flannery with his two not-to-be-missed events – ‘Explore your world and climate science’ (suitable for ages 6-12, 3.30pm) and ‘Science and Sustainability of the Sea’ (suitable for ages 13+, 7pm).
GAMING ON THE BIG SCREEN
Take your game play to the next level with private cinema hire, just for gaming! With state of the art giant screens, delicious food, luxe cinema seating and epic surround sound, it’s the ultimate gaming experience on steroids.
To book a big screen gaming experience at an Event Cinemas location, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLICKS & FOOD PASS
Now thru to Friday September 18 // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
If you’re looking for value for money, look no further than Pacific Fair’s Flicks & Food pass! Save up to 50% when you catch a flick at Event Cinemas and pick a delicious meal of your choice at one of Pac Fair’s participating restaurants. Passes are just $15 for kids and $20 for adults.
Open now // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
EMJ Jnr is officially open at Pac Fair! Let the kids run wild in their giant play area featuring rock climbing walls, fun obstacles, giant slippery slides and more! Plus, there’s kids training rooms, crèche and kids bootcamp classes.
AND FOR THE ADULTS…
THE MONKEY MIXER // $1 COCKTAILS
Sunday August 16 // Various Gold Coast suburbs
Monkey Shoulder whisky is getting set to launch their $1 door-to-door cocktail delivery service in partnership with Mermaid bar ‘The Cambus Wallace’. Look out for the Monkey Mixer around town or head to The Cambus Wallace website for $1 cocktails and a free pair of sunnies.