What’s on in Brisbane this weekend
LOOKING for something fun to do tomorrow? Check out our top picks for Brisbane events on this weekend.
Queensland Youth Band Concert
Final concert for Queensland Band Association Youth Camp with musicians from all over the state, presenting a free concert following an intensive four-day music camp. Come along and hear the best of Queensland youth brass players in concert in the beautiful grounds of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.
Details: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong, Friday January 11, 2pm-3pm, free
Take the kids to an outdoor screening of The Lorax (PG) by Dr Seuss. The story is about the search of a 12-year-old boy for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. But to do that he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Details: Maroochy Botanic Garden, Open Lawn Area Tanawha, $5 per family, from 6.30pm
Fore Shore Festival
Australian dance music trio PNAU will take the stage performing hits like Go Bang and Chameleon along with The Presets and indie pop band Safia. Also on the program is
Details: Sandstone Point Hotel, 1800 Bribie Island Road, Sandstone Point, from 1pm, from $89
5k Foam Fest
Test your stamina in this fun obstacle course that includes an inflatable waterslide, mud pits and 2.5 million cubic feet of foam. There is also a free kids zone for kids aged seven years and under, plus food for sale and a beer garden.
Details: Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, limited tickets available at the gates, $100
Movie Under the Stars
See Paddington 2 (G) where the beloved bear spots a pop-up book in an antique shop — the perfect present for his beloved aunt’s 100th birthday. But when a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy’s arrival in London. Movie starts 7pm.
Details: Broadwater Parklands, Marine Pde, Southport, movie starts 7pm
RSPCA Pop-Up Adoption
For the fifth year, the RSPCA is bringing animals from across the state that need homes to Brisbane for a one-day adoption event. There will be dogs, puppies, kittens, cats and for the first time guinea pigs. Staff and volunteers are hoping to break the record set last year of 432 animals rehomed on the day. There will also be information for pet owners and pet items available for purchase, as well as displays by RSPCA Queensland reptile adoptions, the foster team and School for Dogs.
Details: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 9am-3pm, gold coin entry
Join the Motown party starring The Jacksons with original members Jermaine, Jackie, Tito and Marlon, plus Kool and the Gang, The Pointer Sisters and the new-look Village People, now fronted by original singer Victor Willis. Expect to hear hits like ABC, Blame It On the Boogie, YMCA, Automatic, Celebration, Get Down On It, I’m So Excited, Can’t Stop the Music and Macho Man.
Details: Sandstone Point Hotel, 1800 Bribie Island Road, Sandstone Point, Sunday January 13 from 2pm, from $79
The pop up outdoor cinema continues. Tonight is Mortal Engines (M) Set hundreds of years after civilisation has been destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, emerges as the only one who can stop London — now a giant, predator city on wheels — from devouring everything in its path. Saturday is an advanced screening of Storm Boy (PG) based on Colin Thiele’s classic Australian novel, it stars Geoffrey Rush as a successful retired businessman who has started to see images from his past that he can’t explain and Sunday is The Girl in the Spider’s Web (MA15+)
Details: Roma Street Parkland, gates open 5.30pm and movie starts around 7.15m, from $15, runs until March 31
Jersey Boys tells the story of how a group of blue-collar boys became one of the biggest pop sensations of all time. The performance features hit songs including Big Girls Don’t Cry, Sherry, Walk Like a Man, Oh What A Night and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.
Details: Lyric Theatre, QPAC, from 69.90
After smashing box office records around the globe, eight world masters of magic are ready to astound audiences with their brand new show. The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway features death-defying acts of visual, mental and optical illusion combined with visual effects and cutting-edge technology. Suitable for all ages.
Details: Concert Hall, QPAC, until January 19, $79-$99
Roll up to Burtons Circus on the Sunshine Coast with a show that includes camels, miniature donkeys, ponies, clowns, flying trapeze and the globe of death in a two-hour show.
Details: Sunshine Coast Stadium, Bokarina, runs until January 13, from $25 child and $35 adult.
Easton Pearson Archive Kids Program
Kids can design their own fashion headband using paper templates created by Brisbane artist Stephen Mok as part of The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive.
Details: Museum of Brisbane, Moki bands making until April 22, free.
APT9 Kids on Tour
As part of the Ninth Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9) currently on at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, a free kids exhibition is on tour. The exhibition includes interactive projects exploring exhibition themes from APT9, including the transformation of everyday objects, performance and the body in art, and the importance of community and storytelling.
Details: Pine Rivers Art Gallery (until Jan 12); Pine Rivers Heritage Museum (until Jan 20) and Bribie island Seaside Museum (until Feb 4)
Home: a suburban obsession
In the ’60s and ‘70s, Brisbane couple, Frank and Eunice Corley took upwards of 300,000 photos of homes, one of the largest single photographic collections of Australian housing in existence. This exhibition of their photos features rare original photos, and also has an interactive map that allows visitors to search for images of their homes.
Details: Level 2, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane, until July 14.
Monkeys! A Primate Story
See 60 taxidermy specimens and articulated skeletons from across the primate family.
Details: Queensland Museum, level 2, corner of Grey and Melbourne streets, South Bank, Brisbane. Daily, 9.30am-5pm $10.80-$12, until January 28.