PACIFIC FAIR SHOPPING CENTRE // SKATE FEST 2019
Monday, January 14 thru to Monday, January 28 // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
C’mon kids, let’s roll. Back by popular demand, Pac Fair’s car park will transform into a skate park for kids ages 5+ to learn how to get started, perfect some tricks for the more experienced or, for the more creative kids, get crafty at design school as part of Skate Fest! Did we mention it’s FREE?!
COMMUNITY COASTAL TOUR
Friday, January 11, from 8.30am ‘til 1.30pm // Griffith University, Southport
Join the Griffith Centre for Coastal management on this guided bus tour, that will take locals to significant historical coastal spots along the Gold Coast. The interactive tour will include a number of stops along the entire stretch of the coast, as well as a morning tea (provided), and all travel will take place in a comfortable air-conditioned bus. The tour is suitable for ages 12 years and over.
NIGHTQUARTER // CIRCUS WORKSHOP
Friday, January 11 & Saturday, January 12 // NightQuarter, Helensvale
Make these school holidays spectacular and learn how to do all of the amazing stunts behind NightQuarter’s Spectacular shows. World-class performers from the Elements crew will lead this action-packed school holiday circus workshop, which will teach kids juggling, acrobatics, martial arts, hula hooping and so much more. The workshop will even end with a showcase from the NightQuarter Spectacular cast. Book now!
RSPCA // POP UP ADOPTION
Saturday, January 12, from 9am ‘til 3pm // Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank
The biggest adoption event of the year is back! Returning for the fifth time, the RSPCA’s Pop Up Adoption will bring together a wide range of dogs, puppies, kittens and cats from across their Queensland shelters, all available to adopt at the one place, on the one day. 432 animals managed to find their forever families at Pop Up Adoption 2018, and the RSPCA are hoping to rehome another 400 gorgeous animals this year!
ARTLAB // GLAM YOUR GUITAR
Saturday, January 12, at 9.30am & 12pm // HOTA, Surfers Paradise
Every rock star needs their own signature look, and there’s no better way to express your style than with a glammed-up guitar! Get your hands on a cardboard guitar and give it some rock style in this glam pop-up workshop.
QUT’S FAMILY FUN DAY
Saturday, January 12, from 10am ‘til 2pm // QUT, The Cube (P Block), Gardens Point
Join in for a supercharged day of family fun! For one day only QUT will present a range of extra events including eSports sessions, virtual reality games and live performances by Street Science for their Family Fun Day. Activities from the QUT Summer Holiday Program will also run throughout the day including Sphero aqua challenge, Drone coding workshops and Augmented reality drawing.
REGURGITATOR KIDS SHOW
Saturday, January 12, from 11am // HOTA, Surfers Paradise
Bringing their witty, silly attitude and musical mash-up of funk, pop and rock, Brisbane’s quirky crew, Regurgitator will deliver their unique collection of kids tunes – that are about as naughty as punk rock can get while still offering a G rating. Have a little fun and come dressed up for this rockin’ performance made especially for young people and their adults. This show supports the exhibition Let there be rock! on display in the HOTA gallery from 8 Dec-17 Feb
STORM BOY // MOONLIGHT CINEMA BRISBANE
Saturday, January 12, from 7.15pm // Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane City
It’s the movies, but not as you know it. Set in Roma Street Parkland, the Moonlight Cinema is the ultimate school holiday activity! See Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney and Finn Little (as Storm Boy himself) in this reimagined classic that is sure to delight the whole family.
THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD // LIVE ON STAGE!
Now thru to Sunday, January 13, at 10am, 12pm & 3pm // Gardens Theatre, Brisbane City
The sequel to the beloved Gruffalo returns, following previous sell out Australian tours. Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book, bringing together physical theatre, music and puppetry to deliver songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up, and their adults…
TAFE QLD OPEN DAY
Tuesday, January 15, from 12pm ‘til 6pm // TAFE QLD, Southport
TAFE Queensland are opening the doors of their Southport campus so that you can explore courses in everything from aged care and health and fitness, design and cyber security, early childhood and education, and even hair and beauty. If you’re looking to change career paths or expand your horizons, mark TAFE’s Open Day in your calendar!
MAGIC MILLIONS CARNIVAL
Now thru to Tuesday, January 15 // Various locations, Gold Coast
The 2019 racing season kicks off with a slew of events sure to delight horse and fashion fanatics alike. Be there on the sidelines at the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo on January 6, wine and dine in style at the Women in Racing Inc Australia Luncheon, and don’t miss the stand-out event, the Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day on January 12 – plus so much more.
KIDS TAKE OVER
Wednesday, January 16 thru to Friday, January 18 // HOTA, Surfers Paradise
Kids are taking over HOTA (again!). Back by popular demand, Kids Take Over will deliver a jam-packed line-up of kid-focused activities and performances for two exciting days. Check out HOTA’s website for the full line-up of events.
Wednesday, January 16 thru to Saturday, January 19 // HOTA, Surfers Paradise
Get spun out by 360 ALLSTARS, the phenomenal physical performance that explores all forms of rotation. Basketball freestyle, breakdancing and BMX flatlanding are all employed in this head-spinning performance that’s unlike any circus you’ve seen before.
DRAX 4 KIDS // SCHOOL HOLIDAY SHOW
Thursday, January 17 & Saturday, January 19, at 12pm // Dracula’s Cabaret, Broadbeach
Come along to Dracula’s for a special school holiday version of their much-loved Drax4Kids show! Featuring pumping live rock music, special effects, comedy, puppetry, dancing, interactive games, and amazing aerial circus, it’s an unforgettable school holidays day out.
SEA WORLD // CARNIVALE
Now thru to Saturday, January 19, from 6pm ‘til 9pm // Sea World, Main Beach
Sea World Carnivale returns bigger and better than ever! With an unprecedented brilliance, the all-new Aquacolour Spectacular will shine brighter than ever before, putting on a dazzling display of music and light over the water. Don’t miss out on internationally inspired dining with entertaining aerialists, fire twirlers and musicians.
DR SEUSS’S THE CAT IN THE HAT
Now thru to Friday, January 25 // Brisbane Arts Theatre, Petrie Terrace
Catch your favourite cat and his tall, red hat when he comes to Brisbane! Be taken along on an adventure with Sally and her brother, in a word-for-word stage adaptation of the classic kids’ book. If your child is a massive Dr Seuss fan – and let’s face it, who isn’t – this production is an unmissable opportunity to see one of his greatest, most distinctive works come to life before your very eyes.
THE BIG WEDGIE
Now thru to Monday, January 28 // 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!
MONKEYS! A PRIMATE STORY
Now thru to Monday, January 28 // Queensland Museum, South Bank
Go bananas for the 60 spectacular monkey specimens that are in town! From the tiny mouse lemur to the gigantic gorilla, ‘Monkeys!’ is a unique chance to get up close and personal with our closest living relatives.
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.
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