THE LAST HURRAH // NIGHTQUARTER
Friday February 1, from 4pm // NightQuarter, Helensvale
NightQuarter are saying ‘goodbye’ the only way they know how – with the party to end all parties! Catch roving fire twirlers, jam out to Lock n Load, Harry J Hart Trio and the busking Obi Sun, or get up and groove with Elska. Not to mention, there will also be the usual selection of great food, drinks and atmosphere on offer!
THE YEAR OF THE PIG NIGHT MARKETS
Friday February 1, from 5pm ‘til 8pm // Treasury Hotel, Brisbane City
The sights, the celebrations, and the tastes of Lunar New Year will come to life at Treasury Brisbane’s pop-up Lunar New Year Markets! Hosted under a sea of glowing red lanterns in the open-air Treasury Hotel courtyard, the event will feature a live cooking demonstration, lion-dances, live entertainment, themed pop-up bars and more! Click here for more ideas on how you and the family can ring in the Lunar New Year.
ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL
Saturday February 2, from 11.30am // Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
Laneway has you covered with a full day of musical discovery and adventure. Featuring Australian debuts, from the beloved heartstring puller Rex Orange County to teen sensation Clairo, as well as hip hop’s brightest new star DENZEL CURRY and unmissable sets from the mighty GANG OF YOUTHS and Australian songwriter royalty COURTNEY BARNETT – plus plus much, much more – the original boutique touring festival is setting up to be the highlight of your summer.
MOONLIGHT CINEMAS // RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET
Saturday February 2, from 5.30pm // The Amphitheatre, Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane City
Wreck-it Ralph and the team return after six years to delight families once more – follow Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, as they discover a wi-fi router in their arcade and, in turn, a brand-new adventure. Catch the much-anticipated family flick when it hits the Moonlight Cinemas tomorrow night!
Saturday February 2 thru to Sunday February 3, from 8am ‘til 3pm // Carrara Markets, Carrara
Calling all orchid lovers: your wonderland awaits! Whether you’re gifted with a green thumb or not, you’ll be wowed by a spectacular abundance of orchids all under the one massive roof. Orchid Wonderland is a two-day plant event all about Orchids located in the massive Carrara Markets Events Arena.
THE BIG WEDGIE
Now thru to Sunday February 3 // Fisherman’s Lawn, Broadwater Parklands, Southport
The world’s tallest and most extreme standalone inflatable waterslide has officially arrived at Broadwater Parklands. The world record-breaking waterslide is not for the faint of heart and is definitely a thrill ride. Choose the intensity of your wedgie – from the Little Wedgie right through to the Big Chucka. There’s never been a better reason to get a wedgie!
POWER TO THE PIXEL
Now thru to Sunday February 17, from 9am ‘til 9pm (5pm Mondays) // Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
Forget high definition, it’s time to celebrate every pixel that got us there in the first place! Inspired by retro games and technology, Power to the Pixel highlights this nostalgic art style in contrast with our digitally advanced world, bringing those small details to focus and showcasing of some of the best pixel artists in the world. Works explore unique realms and characters in the varying styles of pixel art, so whether you get in close and see every pixel, or step back and see the whole picture, this exhibition will certainly allow you to choose your own pixel adventure.
LET THERE BE ROCK!
Now thru to Sunday February 17, from 10am ‘til 5pm // HOTA, Surfers Paradise
It’s the ultimate celebration of all things rock here on the Gold Coast. Once a hotspot for touring musos, including the likes of The Ramones, The Go-Betweens, INXS and Cold Chisel, this exhibition celebrates the Gold Coast’s glory day as a hub of musical magnetism, featuring stand-out venues like the Playroom, Bombay Rock and Jet Club. See memorabilia, video and photos and be transported back in time.
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
Now thru to Saturday February 23, from 7pm // Various locations, Gold Coast
Grab the popcorn and your coziest blanket for a movie night under the stars! This weekend, catch Trolls at Biggera Waters or Peter Rabbit at Reedy Creek with the fam for the ultimate weekend activity!
THE DAY MY BUM WENT PSYCHO!
Now thru to Saturday March 9 // Brisbane Arts Theatre, Petrie Terrace
This is the story of a boy, his runaway bum and some of the most dangerous bums in the world! With the aid of some bum-hunters, Zack will track down his missing bum to the heart of an explosive bumcano in this ultimate kid adventure. From award-winning author Andy Griffiths comes the world premiere of The Day My Bum Went Psycho, adapted by author Dave Lowe exclusively for Brisbane Arts Theatre.
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