RECREATE FASHION SHOW AND MARKET
Friday November 16 from 4pm ‘til 8pm // King George Square, Brisbane
This recycling-themed twilight market and fashion show is all about recognising Brisbane’s recycling efforts and inspiring even more recycling for a cleaner, greener city. Presented by Brisbane City Council, Recreate features couture created by a collection of Brisbane’s best fashion designers from recycled materials, as well as handmade artisan wares at the BrisStyle Market stalls and your favourite food trucks.
SUMMERTIME SESSIONS IN THE VILLAGE
Friday November 16 from 5.30pm ‘til 7.30pm // Cuddihy Park, Mudgeeraba
Summertime Sessions in the Village are gearing up for one of their biggest nights of talent, with local young Mudgeeraba talent Charlie Mitchell supporting co-headliners Maitê Inaê and Ben Goldstein, both of the supergroup The BIG ILCH. There will be dancing and fun, and tunes galore, so come along for another Summertime Session.
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.
THE WIGGLES // WIGGLE POP! BIG SHOW
Friday November 16 at 10am & 1.30pm // Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall
The Wiggles are in town for one last day before they take their colour and fun around the country in the form of their brand-new Wiggle Pop! Show set to tour this month! The show will feature all of your favourite Wiggles songs – ‘Hot Potato’ and ‘Rock-a-Bye Your Bear’ – plus some new hits from their brand new album, meaning this show is not one to miss.
THE GRINCH // ADVANCE SCREENING
Friday November 16 thru to Friday November 23 at 10am // Event Cinemas, Brisbane & Gold Coast Coast
The Grinch is back to steal Christmas, but he’s a little early this year! Based on Dr Seuss’s beloved Holiday classic, ‘The Grinch’ is a funny, heart-warming and visually stunning family movie about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism. Come along for plenty of family fun in the foyer before the film kicks off at 10.30am.
Saturday November 17 // All Aussie McDonald’s restaurants
Ronald McDonald House Charities is calling on Australians to put a smile on the faces of seriously ill children and their families this McHappy Day. As the largest fundraiser for RMHC Australia nationally, McHappy Day raises crucial funds for the charity to continue their work keeping families together while their seriously ill child undergoes treatment. McHappy Day has raised more than $42 million since starting in 1991, and over $4 million in 2017. How much will you chip in this year?
THE LITTLE ELVES PROJECT
Saturday November 17 from 9am ‘til 1pm // The Club, Parkwood Village
Two brothers want to help make Christmas a little brighter for Queensland kids in foster care, and they’re asking as many people as they can to
to double the 2500 gifts they donated last year. In partnership with GIVIT, The Little Elves Project hopes to collect 5000 gifts to give to the 8000 children across Queensland in care.
QUEENSLAND MUSEUM // BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR
Saturday November 17 from 10.30am ‘til 11.30am & 1.30pm ‘til 2.30pm // Queensland Museum, South Bank
Ever wondered what’s not on display at the museum? The Queensland Museum is opening its doors to the public, allowing them to delve into the mysterious unseen world of their collection stores with expert tour guides. Explore millions of objects and specimens and learn how they’re organised and stores during this unique experience.
HAVEN EVENT // GIRL’S DAY OUT HIGH TEA (SOLD OUT EVENT)
Saturday November 17 from 12.30pm ‘til 3pm // RACV Royal Pines Resort, Benowa
Grab your girls, frock up and celebrate the year that was – and support Camp Quality at the same time! Camp Quality, haven hub and Link Events invite you to wrap up your year in style with a High Tea with a view at the Videre Room. Whether it’s the mums from school, your lifelong gal pals or your work mates, there’s never been a better reason to get the squad together for an afternoon of laughs, bites and bubbles.
DANCING ON THE GREEN
Saturday November 17 at 3pm // HOTA, Surfers Paradise
Get your groove on at the final free sunset event on the lawn at HOTA. Enjoy good vibes, fine tunes and the chance to dance when Rockabilly Beats bring their careful curation of rock’n’roll and country music to Dancing on the Green, assisted by Little Billie and their distinctive sound.
MAGICAL CHRISTMAS GALA CHARITY BALL
Saturday November 17 from 6pm ‘til 11pm // Southport Sharks Event Centre, Southport
Celebrate the magic and wonder of everything Christmas with Friends with Dignity at our inaugural Magical Christmas Gala Charity Ball with Friends! Expect a night of fun and excitement, great food and amazing prizes – with all funds raised to support Friends with Dignity and their work assisting victims, refuges and support organisations related to domestic violence.
GOLD COAST KIDS & PARENTING FAIR
Saturday November 17 & Sunday November 18 from 10am ‘til 4pm // Carrara Sports & Leisure Centre, Carrara
A combination of the Kids Expo and the Pregnancy and Baby Expo, the Kids and Parenting Fair is set to deliver new and innovative exhibitor products and services, free educational parenting workshops and product demonstrations, as well as kids’ activities and stage performances – it’s the one-stop shop for all of the information parents need for planning, pregnancy, baby, toddler, kids, and tweens.
GOLD COAST WOMEN’S EXPO
Saturday November 17 & Sunday November 18 from 10am ‘til 4pm // Gold Coast Sports & Leisure Centre, Carrara
Listen up, ladies! Grab your girlfriends and hit the Gold Coast Women Expo, for plenty of lifestyle inspiration, R&R, new passions and loads of empowerment. This all-encompassing expo boasts exhibitors offering everything from the essentials, to luxuries and indulgences – psychic readings, free workshops and seminars, meditations in the ‘Women Circle’, activities and life and love coaching are all on the agenda.
MACRAME WALL HANGING
Sunday November 18 from 9am ‘til 1pm // The Craft Parlour, Palm Beach
Ever wanted to make your very own dreamy bohemian wall hanging? If you’re not already obsessed with macramé, this workshop by the Craft Parlour is sure to get you hooked. Unleash your creative vibes constructing the biggest wall hanging the Craft Parlour have done yet, then go on and make even bigger pieces at home at your own leisure.
Sunday November 18 from 9am ‘til 4pm // Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds, Mt Tamborine
Come along to the ultimate celebration of local art, music and culture – all set amongst the beautiful Tamborine Mountain scenery. Enjoy handmade creations, paintings, sculpture, live performances and good vibes at the Artisans Fayre this weekend!
NATURALLY GC // LITTLE NATURE LOVERS
Sunday November 18 from 10am ‘til 11am // Botanic Gardens, Benowa
Explore and learn about nature in the beautiful Botanic Gardens! Children aged three to five and their guardians are invited to come along for a walk or go for a butterfly ‘flutter’, read a story about a special butterfly and create their own butterfly.
Wednesday November 21 from 6pm ‘til 8.30pm // The Craft Parlour, Palm Beach
Want to take your love of candles to the next level? Learn how to make your very own in this workshop at the one and only Craft Parlour! In just over two hours, you will have mastered the art of candle craft and well versed in different kinds of wax, wicks and fragrance – and, you’ll have everyone’s Christmas presents for this year sorted.
Wednesday November 21 at 4.15pm // Paradise Point Parklands, Paradise Point
Learn step by step choreography to the most popular songs, play fun games and practice dance-based technique exercises and drills to promote balance, co-ordination, memory and agility – Funky Dance is all about making physical activity fun!
KING’S PIMPAMA CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Thursday November 22 at 5pm // King’s Christian College, Pimpama
King’s Christian College Pimpama are extending the warmest of welcomes parents, friends and the local community to celebrate Christmas – King’s style. Talented primary school students will perform at the end-of-year event, and food will also be available to purchase before the concert. Bring your cameras and your best singing voices to join in with the carols!
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