What's on this month at South Bank
17 March 2017
Gather your friends and family for a month of laughter, excitement and fun at South Bank! Here’s what’s on.
The Medibank Feel Good Program
27 February - 6 May | South Bank Parklands
Get fit for free and have fun while you’re doing it at the Medibank Feel Good Program! It features yoga, Zumba and more, all taught by qualified instructors amid the beautiful South Bank Parklands. Bookings are not required.
Hadron Collider: Step Inside the World's Greatest Experiment
Until 25 April | Queensland Museum
The renowned Large Hadron Collider Exhibition from the Science Museum, London is here in Brisbane! Buried deep under the border between Switzerland and France, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is the work of 10,000 men and women from across the globe, united in their quest to uncover the fundamental building blocks of our universe. Head along to the Queensland Museum to explore this marvel for yourself.
Buddha Birth Day Festival
28 - 30 April | South Bank Parklands
An annual festival celebrating the birthday of Gautama Buddha. Free family-friendly entertainment including cultural displays, live performances and a vegetarian food market. The festival concludes with a fireworks display on 30 April.
Sticks Stones Broken Bones
3-6 May | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Delighting audiences all over the world, Sticks Stones Broken Bones comes to QPAC. Fun for all the family with creative and inventive shadow puppetry.
The Play That Goes Wrong
4-14 May | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
The West End’s best new comedy The Play That Goes Wrong will be performed in Australia for the first time at QPAC. Starring Logie award-winner Brooke Satchwell!
Queensland Ballet’s Swan Lake
5-13 May | Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
A traditional production of Swan Lake featuring exquisite dancing, beautiful costumes and spectacular sets.
Mother’s Day Classic
14 May | South Bank Parklands
The annual fun run and walk returns to the Cultural Forecourt raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research. A fun, healthy and inspirational community event.
15 May | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
A program showcasing the extraordinary talents of the Australian Chamber Orchestra musicians.
Spanish Baroque: Bradenburg and Circa
16 May | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Experience a fearless fusion of contemporary circus and Spanish baroque.
Until 21 May | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Experience Hollywood glamour and thrills with Film Noir. A program of crime films offering early gangster, German expressionist, classic film noir and more contemporary films.
Brisbane Truck Show
25-28 May | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
Held every two years, the Brisbane Truck Show hosts more than 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest in heavy vehicles, technology, engineering and innovation.
Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe
27 May – 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.
28 May | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
With over 400 performers on stage, The University of Queensland’s Symphony Orchestra and Chorale performs Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.2 (Resurrection).
28-31 May | South Bank Parklands
A four-day celebration of rugby league and the Queensland spirit. Queenslander! South Bank Parklands hosts the official fan zone for Queensland supporters in the lead-up to the 2017 Holden State of Origin Series.
Kate Beynon: Friendly Beasts
Until 22 October | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Fun kids activities with Friendly Beast characters - making masks, dancing and drawing.
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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