SAVE THE DATE // DAN SULTAN’S NALI & FRIENDS
Saturday October 5, 11am // HOTA, Surfers Paradise
Dan Sultan is bringing his new kids album to HOTA! The alternative Aussie rock singer-songwriter and guitarist created his first full-length kids album, Nali & Friends, after a trip to Uganda that saw him getting up close with baby animals and observing their quirky personalities. As a result, his new album is bursting with playful, upbeat songs, interwoven with heart-warming stories about growing up, protecting our natural world, and learning to accept difference. During the show, young audiences are introduced to a cast of colourful characters, from giraffes who think they’re elephants to rock’n’roll blobfish, easily frightened frill-necked lizards and flatulent baby gorillas (‘Bwindi’). Nali and her new pals learn about friendship, kindness and how to care for the world around us. Nali & Friends invites young children into a world where they can sing, dance, laugh and learn.
LACK OF COLOUR WAREHOUSE SALE
Saturday September 7 & Sunday September 8, 9am ‘til 4pm // Taree Street, Burleigh Heads
Fill the hat-shaped hole in your closet at Lack of Colour’s hotly anticipated warehouse sale, which returns to Burleigh. With classic styles, “new old” stock, hats with minor imperfections, samples and discontinued styles all under one roof – and all $70 and under! – there’s never been a better excuse for a shopping spree.
SUMMER FASHION WEEKEND
Saturday September 7 & Sunday September 8 // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
Celebrate warm weather, longer days, surf, social calendar and of course, the fashion that comes with spring with the ultimate Pac Fair party! Expect paint and sip classes, exclusive centre wide sales, giant floral installations, free style studio workshops hosted by the best in the business, free perfume making masterclasses, free floral styling masterclasses, free fairy floss & ice cream & tonnes more to be announced soon.
MAIN BEACH SPRING FLOWER FESTIVAL
Saturday September 7 & Sunday September 8 // Tedder Avenue, Main Beach
Immerse yourself in the beauty of flowers when Tedder Avenue comes alive for the Main Beach Spring Flower Festival. View spectacular floral installations and take part in interactive botanical workshops, listen to well-loved gardening specialists and enjoy a weekend of dining events, floral fashion plus free entertainment at a magical rooftop venue. Popular musicians will perform on the rooftop entertainment venue, and pop up stalls will blossom as they showcase the beauty of spring floral and fashion.
TASTE. SHOP. PLAY
Saturday September 7 & Sunday September 8 // Westfield Shopping Centre, Various locations
It’s the stand-out event on Westfield’s calendar, and there’s a lot to look forward to no matter which one is your local. Coomera has retro roller girls and Build-A-Bear workshops, Carindale has face painting, a gelato cart and a live DJ in their centre court, Chermside are hosting make-up sessions at Harper Bee and a retro hair bar at Hairhouse Warehouse, Helensvale have a free kids disco and Garden City are offering glitter tattoos, fairy floss and pamper sessions at LUSH.
SING FOR R U OK DAY
Wednesday September 11, 6pm ‘til 9pm // M|Arts Precinct, Murwillumbah
To Vicky Jacobs from Melbourne’s highly successful sing-a-long choir, Glee Club, will lead an audience of community members through the rehearsal and performance of a well-known song. Aiming to lead the discussion around suicide prevention in the Tweed Heads and Northern Rivers region, the community choir event is set to bring people – from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay – together to meaningfully connect through music and contribute to the national dialogue on this issue.
Thursday September 12, 5pm ‘til 6.30pm // St Hilda’s School, Southport
From Gold Coast-based entertainment star Aarti Bajaj comes ‘HYPED’. Hosts Suzanne Dervish Ali, Jaya Fisher Smith and Brynne Morris and the four creative minds behind the show, Barbara Prestia, Chantal Bryan, Toni Melrose and Monica Pema (holistic psychologist), will come together on Thursday September 12 for an exclusive preview, where education meets creative art, dance and theatre. RSVP: By Monday September 9 to Joanne Rahn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OVERCOMING OVERWHELM WITH DR LIBBY
Thursday September 12, 7pm ‘til 9pm // Trinity Lutheran College, Ashmore
Think back to a recent moment when you felt stressed and overwhelmed. During this time did you say “yes” to yet another thing? For most people, the answer is yes. In this brand new event, Overcoming Overwhelm, Dr Libby will share an entirely new perspective on stress and she’ll teach you how to move from constantly feeling overwhelmed to living a full and thriving life — without it costing you your mental, emotional and physical health in the process.
SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
Friday September 13 thru to Sunday September 22 // Currumbin Beach, Currumbin
One of the Gold Coast’s most iconic stretches of sand will transform into a stunning outdoor gallery when SWELL comes to town. The 10-day showcase of installations, digital works and sculpture will be complemented by an exciting program of entertainment and activities including the playful, children-focused SWELL Kids Elements area, a space dedicated to small-scale sculptures – the SWELL Smalls Gallery – and a host of adult and child master classes.
Now thru to Saturday September 28 // Various locations, Brisbane
Brisbane Festival is back, baby, and it’s bringing truckloads of family fun along with it. See hula hoops at top speed, acrobatics at alarming heights and seriously-cheeky clowning antics in the Brat Kids Carnival, and renowned Brisbane mash-up rock/electro/punk/Poppin’ Funtime outfit Regurgitator live at The Tivoli. Then, finish the three week festival with a BANG with Sunsuper Riverfire, or catch the River of Light display.
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