JUNK BY FLYING FRUIT FLY CIRCUS
Friday March 29 thru to Saturday March 30, at 10.30am & 3pm // HOTA, Surfers Paradise
The highly acclaimed Flying Fruit Fly Circus will return with their latest smash-hit show set amongst a 1940’s rural junkyard. Transforming trash into magical landscapes, JUNK takes you on a journey back to a time when the neighbourhood street was a playground full of adventure and make-believe. Inspired by childhood stories recorded with elderly residents of regional Australia, the young artists of JUNK will take your breath away with jaw-dropping acrobatics, magical shadow puppetry and world-class circus skills.
BITE MARKETS OPENING NIGHT
Friday March 1, from 4pm ‘til 10pm // Morayfield
Finally, the Moreton Bay area has a permanent, mouth-watering market to sink their teeth into! Bite Markets will host 40+ food and drink vendors in customized shipping containers in a fully-fenced dining precinct every Friday and Saturday night. The best part? No dish is more than $15!
MRS FIELDS GRAND OPENING
Saturday March 2 // Mrs Fields, Ground Floor near Boost Juice, Pacific Fair
What’s better than Mrs Fields cookies? FREE Mrs Fields cookies! Celebrate Mrs Fields grand opening this Saturday with free coffee, cookies, balloon twisting for the little ones and go in the draw to WIN an Apple iPad.
STARSTRUCK: AUSTRALIAN MOVIE PORTRAITS
Saturday March 2 thru to Sunday April 28 // HOTA
Catch this striking new exhibition when it launches at the Gold Coast’s Home of the Arts this weekend! ‘Starstruck‘ showcases portraits featuring moments from over 100 years of Australian movies, telling the story of Australian cinema with the faces of its film actors – both famous and forgotten – from the early 20th century through to today. In true HOTA style, this exhibition will be complemented by an exciting program of events, including behind-the-scenes tours, industry insights, films and art making.
HARPER BEE SLIME-MAKING WORKSHOPS
Saturday March 2, at 9.30am & 10.30am // Westfield Chermside and Westfield Carindale
Get your slime on this Saturday morning at Harper Bee! The ‘all things tween girls’ store is hosting yet another fun workshop series, this time inviting kids to come in and make some slimy creations that their parents won’t have to worry about cleaning up! Tickets are just $15 – or $12.50 for group bookings of two or more kids – and spots are filling up fast.
BRISBANE HOLI – FESTIVAL OF COLOURS
Saturday March 2, from 12pm ‘til 6pm // Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks
Dress in white and be prepared to get dirty when the colour throwing begins! Bring your bike along to Brisbane Holi – Festival of Colours, and join the celebrations. A mechanic will be there offering free bike safety checks, and you might even score some free colours to brighten your ride.
Saturday March 2, from 7.50pm // GCCEC, Broadbeach
One of Australia’s greatest singer-songwriters, Missy Higgins will bring her stories to life on stage in an exclusive standalone show to wrap her national co-headline tour with John Butler Trio. The concert will cap off an extraordinary year for Missy, having released 2 albums and supported Ed Sheeran’s Australian stadium tour – as well as give birth to her second child in August. Supported by Dan Sultan, an extraordinary talent in his own right, this is a show not to be missed.
KING’S PIMPAMA // PRINCIPAL’S TOUR & SCHOLARSHIP EXAMS
Saturday March 2, from 6pm //King’s Christian College, Pimpama
Come along for King’s Reedy Creek Principal’s Tour, led by King’s Christian College Principal Mr Rees Davis. Look around the campus and talk to Heads of Departments and teaching staff, while also finding out about exciting new developments and plans for the future. Enjoy a complimentary coffee from our coffee cart. Scholarships are also available for students entering grades four to 11 in 2020, and the scholarship exam will run concurrently with the Principal’s Tour.
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Now thru to Saturday March 2 // Lyric Theatre, QPAC
This is one journey down the rabbit hole you won’t soon forget! Witness the wit and charm of Lewis Carroll’s story through dance, with extravagant sets, magnificent costumes and an extraordinary score, as well as puppetry, eye-bending illusions and playful costumes. Join Alice as she meets a twitchy White Rabbit, tap-dancing Mad Hatter and a tyrannical Red Queen in this family-friendly adventure.
CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY
Sunday March 3 // Australia-wide
‘Think global, act local’ is the principle at the heart of Clean Up Australia Day. As an organization, Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment, inviting anyone and everyone – whether you’re a youth group, a school, a business or an individual – to take part in a national movement to simply remove rubbish from their local environment.
GREENFEST FAMILY ECO DAY
Sunday March 3, from 10am ’til 2pm // Level Two (near Target), Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
Go green this Clean Up Australia Day with the ultimate program of environment-themed entertainment! Get creative and decorate on a blank canvas your very own eco-friendly shopping bag to keep and reuse, learn about seedings as they decorate a planter tag for their seedling pot which they get to keep – and get your own bio-degradable pot to plant straight into the ground when you get home – then catch the Go Green Live Shows with Garden Glenda and Charlie the Chicken!
RACQ INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY FUN RUN
Sunday March 3, from 6am // Cultural Forecourt, South Bank
See South Bank transform into a sea of pink in support of breast cancer research and support through the Mater Foundation. Join more than 13000 women and men for the event – now in its 28th year – to get your body moving, make old and new friends and support a great cause, all at the same time.
Now thru to Sunday March 3 // Various locations, Brisbane
BrisAsia Festival showcases traditional and contemporary Asian arts and cultural events. From Saturday 9 February – Sunday 3 March 2019 enjoy events across the city and in the suburbs. See an array of diverse live entertainment including music, performance, food, workshops and visual arts events. BrisAsia Festival is one of thousands of festivals, events and markets Council helps to deliver each year.
Wednesday March 6, from 10am ‘til 12pm // Laguna Park, Gold Coast
Wednesday March 13, from 10am ‘til 12pm // New Farm Park, Brisbane
Mama Mingles are laid back catch-ups where everyone is welcome. Pack a picnic, bring a rug and enjoy some much-needed adult conversation with women who are in the trenches of motherhood with you! There will also be a coffee van on hand for your caffeine hit, as well as an activity table and fenced playground for your little ones to play.
MOONLIGHT CINEMAS // HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE
Wednesday March 6, from 5.30pm // The Amphitheatre, Roma Street Parkland
See where it all began – follow Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as they discover the magical world of Hogwarts in this fun, family-friendly adventure. Catch the class family flick – and sink your teeth into plenty of delicious food and drink offerings, too – when it hits the Moonlight Cinemas this weekend!
Thursday March 7, from 9am ‘til 1pm // South Bank & Roma Street Parkland
Parents of Brisbane rejoice – there’s a marvellous way to entertain your kids for free, all while enjoying our city’s beautiful fresh air and sun-soaked outdoors. Kids Collective is a series of outdoor classes and workshops held at South Bank and Roma Street Parkland. Activities occur throughout the year and change regularly, including gardening, music, sport, science, craft and more.
BLUE ILLUSION AUTUMN STYLING EVENT
Thursday March 7, at 12.30pm & 5.30pm // Blue Illusion, Pacific Fair
Blue Illusion’s annual Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Autumn styling event is back! Join Blue Illusion in supporting heart disease and diabetes research while you shop and be the first to see their latest A/W collection. A portion from each sale will be donated to the Baker Institute to support research, education and critical health care services.
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