What's on this month at South Bank

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Gather your friends and family for a month of laughter, excitement and fun at South Bank! Here’s what’s on.

Active Parks Dance
Until 17 August | South Bank Parklands
Have fun and get fit for free at Active Parks Dance! Suitable for all ages, fitness types and levels of experience. Running Monday – Thursday evenings there’s a variety of classes to choose from including Greek dance, hot hula and more.

Kinky Boots
22 August – 1 October | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Go on a hilarious journey with this heart-warming musical featuring songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper.

Brisbane Boat Show
25 – 27 August | Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
Ahoy there! Sail on in to Brisbane’s premier and exclusive boating-only show celebrating the boating lifestyle, featuring displays of the latest products and services. 

Bennelong – Bangarra Dance Theatre
25 August – 2 September | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Experience a new and exciting contemporary dance work inspired by true events. Bangarra embraces history in a powerful performance choreographed by Artistic Director Stephen Page.

Bridge to Brisbane
27 August | South Bank Parklands
The Bridge to Brisbane fun run returns with a route taking in three of Brisbane’s bridges, including the iconic Story Bridge, concluding in South Bank Parklands.

Seadeck
Until 3 September | South Bank, River Lookout Cruise Terminal
Arriving from Sydney’s fair shores, get your slice of luxe cruising along the Brisbane River with Seadeck, setting sail from South Bank.

Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe
Until 4 September | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
An amazing exhibition of original artwork, film props, costumes and more bringing together the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Characters featured include Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Black Panther, just to name a few. Throughout the exhibition, the Gallery's Australian Cinémathèque will screen all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, from the breakthrough Iron Man (2008) to this year's Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Brisbane Festival
9 – 30 September | South Bank Parklands
Brisbane Festival returns this September with a thrilling program of entertainment including theatre, music, dance, circus and opera culminating with the iconic Sunsuper Riverfire. See fabulous shows at South Bank including Fun House, Per Te, Terror, Kaleidoscope, Diamonds Are For Trevor and Megan Washington and The Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

The Xpress Fun Train at South Bank
16 September – 2 October | South Bank Parklands
So much family fun to be had, jump on the Xpress Fun Train for a ride around the Parklands these school holidays!

SPRUKE – Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival
29 September – 1 October | TAFE Queensland Brisbane’s South Bank Campus
For all the ukulele lovers out there, make music all weekend at workshops, jams and open mics. See international and Aussie artists live in concert plus there’s markets and food!

Sunsuper Riverfire
30 September | South Bank Parklands
The stunning conclusion to Brisbane Festival when the night sky lights up with Queensland’s ultimate fireworks display.

Sung into Being: Aboriginal Masterworks 1984-94
Until 22 October | Queensland Art Gallery (QAG)
An exhibition featuring more than 100 works from a period when aboriginal art became appreciated in Australia as fine art.

Kate Beynon: Friendly Beasts
Until 22 October | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Fun kids activities with Friendly Beast characters - making masks, dancing and drawing.

Made on the Body – Choreography from The Royal Ballet
Until December | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Immerse yourself in sound and vision in an exhibition capturing the act and art of The Royal Ballet choreography.

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum
Until 28 Jan 2018 | Queensland Museum
An exclusive exhibition featuring artefacts, interactive games and displays revealing how gladiators lived and how they trained.

Little Days Out
Every Thursday from 9am-1pm | South Bank Parklands
South Bank’s free kids' program is back for another year! Head along every Thursday for free activities (all taught by qualified instructors) including music, science, sport and more.

City Sounds – South Bank
Every Saturday from 3-8pm | South Bank Parklands
Pack a picnic and head to South Bank every Saturday for City Sounds – Australia’s largest free live music program. Kick back under the shade of a leafy tree and enjoy the dulcet tones of local Brisbane artists. Artists change every week, so there’s always someone new to see.
 
The Collective Markets
Every Friday from 5-9pm, Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 9am-4pm | Stanley Street Plaza
Enjoy a relaxing stroll through The Collective Markets, marvelling at the beautiful wares on offer. There’s ornate jewellery, hand-made clothes, stunning artwork and more. If you’re hungry, you can also pick up a cool drink or a yummy treat to nibble on while you shop.

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