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What’s on in Brisbane this weekend

Brisbane, you’re not just looking like a snack this weekend – you’re the whole damn meal, my friend. Putting on a spread of activity that’s bound to make even the most homely person tempted to leave the confines of the couch, we’ve tracked down the best things happening in Brisbane on the September 19–22 weekend. more

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Let your littles get hands-on with Island Fashion at QAGOMA
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Let your littles get hands-on with Island Fashion at QAGOMA

If you are a parent or a carer, you understand all too well how challenging it can be to constantly find activities to entertain and stimulate small people with even smaller attention spans. Well, we hear you. Allow us to introduce you to the Island Fashion installation at the Children's Art Centre at QAGOMA. more

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The spectacular live show bringing Roald Dahl's kooky, creepy and crazy stories to the stage
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The spectacular live show bringing Roald Dahl’s kooky, creepy and crazy stories to the stage

There are some beloved fictional tales from history that most everyone is familiar with – no matter what generation you were raised in, names like The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks are bound to ring a bell. These timeless stories all tend to follow a pretty stock-standard formula – think twee woodland creatures, magic spells and the all-important happy ending. One writer who liked to turn these tropes on their respective heads was Roald Dahl, the beloved children’s raconteur with a penchant for the delightful and disgusting. His famous Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts has been given the stage treatment, coming to La Boite Theatre from July 24–28 to make audiences of all ages squirm and squeal. more

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Cheap (and free) boredom-busting fun around Brisbane these school holidays
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Cheap (and free) boredom-busting fun around Brisbane these school holidays

Cast your mind back to being a kid, when the sweet countdown to every glorious stretch of school holidays was usually swiftly overtaken with boredom a couple of days in. Heck, there are only so many hours of Fortnite you can play before you crave a change of pace (and maybe even some sunshine). If you’ve got little ones of your own, have been saddled with babysitting duties or are just looking to score some brownie points with your nieces and nephews, we’ve got just the thing – we’ve teamed up with our pals at Brisbane City Council to round up some rad school holiday activities that are totally wallet friendly. more

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Hoppin’ the suburbs – where to find free treats and giant maze hunts this Easter
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Hoppin’ the suburbs – where to find free treats and giant maze hunts this Easter

As much as we love Easter for the multitude of indulgent food opportunities that it opens up for us (hot cross buns for breakfast, anyone?), one of the best aspects of the holiday is the pure joy that kids get out of it. After all, most of us can cast our minds back to the magical and delicious period of our lives when chocolate eggs and rabbits were a true highlight of the year. Indooroopilly Shopping Centre has decided to harness this sentiment and channel it into a series of fun, free activities for little ones to enjoy over the Easter period. more

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All summer long – the West End hub hooking you up with free school-holiday fun
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All summer long – the West End hub hooking you up with free school-holiday fun

As the school holidays approach at a rapid pace, anyone with little ones to entertain can understand the sheer panic that ensues. If you’re keen to get your kids (or cousins, nieces, nephews and the like) away from the lure of the screen, West Village has curated an absolutely massive roster of cool activities to keep the young’uns busy this summer. From flower crowns to slime making, the Summer of Fun has something for every kind of kid … and it’s all free. more

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Laid back local vibes abound for Australia Day at South Bank
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Laid back local vibes abound for Australia Day at South Bank

Let’s get right to the point – Australia is a really awesome place to live. We have an amazing climate (heatwaves notwithstanding), some of the most stunning scenery in the world, and a unique cultural tapestry that draws upon both our history and diversity. All of these elements combine to make our home something to be truly proud of – so why not take a day off to celebrate? On Friday January 26, South Bank’s Australia Day festivities will be in full swing with the fun and good vibes flowing in abundance. more

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Miracle on Roma Street – the Enchanted Garden returns with a stunning light display
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Miracle on Roma Street – the Enchanted Garden returns with a stunning light display

Much like moths to the flame, it’s really hard for us humans to resist the lure of a good Christmas lighting display. Whether it’s a family tradition or a happy coincidence, riding through your suburb to check out the festive adornments on your neighbours’ houses is one of those wholesome activities creates a sense of childlike joy and instant nostalgia. Well, we’ve found a little something that takes that feeling to the highest level – returning to the Roma Street Parkland from December 8–17, the Enchanted Garden sees the grounds light up in a twinkling technicolour display that will captivate your senses. more


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Jingle all the way to the ‘burbs – Christmas events happening around Brisbane
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Jingle all the way to the ‘burbs – Christmas events happening around Brisbane

Now that December has rolled around, our festive sensors have gone into maximum overdrive. The Myer Christmas windows are up, the giant tree in King George Square has been illuminated and we can hear carols around every corner we turn. Why should inner-city folk have all the fun? There are a number of awesome community Christmas events happening around Brisbane’s suburbs this year, so with some help from Brisbane City Council we’ve rounded up a few that you should pop on your list. more

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Add a touch of waterfront luxe to your festive season with A Sanctuary Cove Christmas
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Add a touch of waterfront luxe to your festive season with A Sanctuary Cove Christmas

When it comes to Christmas, Sanctuary Cove certainly doesn't do things by halves. The thriving precinct already has a reputation for throwing some sterling seasonal celebrations, so it comes as no surprise that the return of A Sanctuary Cove Christmas was something we keenly marked in our calendars. From Monday December 11 to Friday December 15, the luxury master-planned community will be overtaken with jolly vibes and loads of free family-friendly fun. more

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Settle in for family-friendly holiday fun with SummerSet
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Settle in for family-friendly holiday fun with SummerSet

As much as they are a blessing, school holidays can also be a serious challenge. The first couple of weeks roll by and it feels like there aren’t enough movies, museums or parks in the world to keep your kids entertained. That being said, why not try something different this year? QPAC’s SummerSet series is running through to late January 2017 to answer all of your kid-friendly amusement prayers – and don’t fret for your sanity, because these are the sorts of shows that even adults can enjoy (no disrespect to Peppa Pig). more

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The round-up: where to celebrate Chinese New Year in 2016
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The round-up: where to celebrate Chinese New Year in 2016

We may have celebrated the start of a new calendar year on January 1, but Chinese New Year, which falls on the eighth of this month, is just around the corner. With festivities set to continue well into February, Brisbane locals will have the opportunity to embrace the Asian culture through a range of special events, from traditional lion dancers and firecracker displays, to sumptuous Chinese banquets and street food markets. Here are just some of the ways you can help ring in the Year of the Monkey. more