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    Water

    Date: January 25, 2020 - April 26, 2020

    Walk across a vast, rocky riverbed created by Olafur Eliasson; see predator and prey gather to drink together from Cai Guo-Qiang’s brilliant blue waterhole; gaze at Peter Fischli and David Weiss’s snowman frozen in Brisbane’s summer heat; traverse a cloud of suspended gymnastic rings in a participatory artwork by William Forsythe; view the tidal currents rise and fall around Angela Tiatia; reflect on the cultural traditions of bodies of water, including the Brisbane River, with Judy Watson; and on the long history of our reliance on water through Megan Cope’s re-created midden. When ‘Water’ opens this summer at GOMA, visitors are invited to explore this vital element which sustains all forms of life on Earth. From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, the exhibition will highlight this precious resource and spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges we face today.

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    SAND SAFARI ARTS FESTIVAL

    Date: February 15, 2020 - March 1, 2020

    Sand Safari Arts Festival transforms Surfers Paradise into a captivating beach side exhibition of life-sized and even larger than life art pieces. An integral part of the festival is the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships. Taking place over several days, you can watch the sculpts take shape and develop character, their finished forms creating a striking centerpiece for the Sand Safari Arts Festival. Sand Safari offers a wonderful place of discovery, where families and friends can connect, share and capture memories. Get ready to be inspired by Sand Safari 2020.

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    Spiders the Exhibition

    Date: February 24, 2020 - May 4, 2020

    Explore the fascinating world of spiders and let your little ones become an Arachnologist for a day, with a dedicated children’s area for them to explore. Discover these impressive creatures as you come face to face with 12 live spider species and 200 spider specimens

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    Island Fashion

    Date: February 24, 2020 - March 15, 2020

    Visit the Children’s Art Centre for a free exploration of fashion and adornment from Australia and the Pacific.  Enjoy creative hands-on and multimedia activities especially for children and families. Join in paper folding, design your own textile pattern, and create a wearable accessory inspired by the work of Maryann Talia Pau and Ranu James.

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    HOW CITIES WORK Workshops Rail Museum

    Date: February 29, 2020 - August 30, 2020

    How Cities Work is a fantastic, interactive, family exhibition featuring a spectacular 2-metre-high cityscape full of tactile and sensory activities, on display at The Workshops Rail Museum from February 28 until August 30. How Cities Work is a great way for children and adults alike to understand how our cities work, from urban planning to public transport.   Nice to know – How Cities Work is included with Museum entry. A $14.50, Conc $12.50 Child (3-15) $11.50 Under 3 – Free  Family (2A+4C) – $44.50 The Workshops Rail Museum is a valued sponsor of Must Do Brisbane.com

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    Movies under the Stars: Toy Story 4, Ashmore

    Date: February 29, 2020

    What better way to spend an evening than outdoors watching a movie under the stars! The City of Gold Coast Movies under the Stars program is free, family-friendly fun on offer from September 2019 through to April 2020, right across the city. Gather your family and friends, pack a picnic or take advantage of delicious food options available and enjoy interactive kids activities by Sparky Do Dah from 5pm. Movie: Toy Story 4 Synopsis: When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. Movie starts: 7pm Rating: G Duration: 100 minutes Category: Animation l Adventure l Comedy Follow City of Gold Coast’s Facebook page for updates, including cancellations. If weather is uncertain, phone 07 5581 7016.

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    Shrek The Musical

    Date: March 1, 2020 - March 15, 2020

    The Broadway smash hit SHREK THE MUSICAL is coming to Australia. This lavish multi-million dollar musical, starring Ben Mingay as Shrek, Lucy Durack as Princess Fiona and a special guest appearance by Marcia Hines as The Dragon will open at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC in May 2020. SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favourite ogre to life on the stage. Join Shrek, an unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages! Featuring a terrific score of 19 songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, it’s no wonder The New York Times called it ‘True Happiness’ and The Daily Mirror said it’s ‘the most fun you’ll ever have’. SHREK THE MUSICAL, part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!

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    DANCING ON THE GREEN

    Date: March 1, 2020 - April 5, 2020

    Good vibes, sweet beats and the chance to dance – on the first Sunday of every month (starting Sun 2 Feb, 2020). Each month will feature a new flavour of dance taught by a local dance legend who will get your heart racing and feet moving. Whether you’re a dance floor pro or have two left feet – all ages, shapes and experience are welcome. Arrive an hour early to enjoy our free Yoga on the Green program or check out the Sunday Farmers Markets.

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    Elton John at Sunshine Coast Stadium – Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

    Date: March 3, 2020

    After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career, superstar icon Sir Elton John will perform his last ever Australian and New Zealand shows as part of the global Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. Beginning in Pennsylvania, USA in September 2018, Elton John’s three-year Farewell Yellow Brick Road global tour has already been hailed as energetic, dazzlingly-original, bombastic, and a musical masterpiece. The milestone itinerary comprises more than 300 shows across five continents, stopping off in Australia 2019/20 for record-breaking shows. Elton’s legendary catalogue, including beloved songs such as “Bennie and the Jets”, “Rocket Man”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Crocodile Rock”, “Philadelphia Freedom” and more, are showcased in this musical masterpiece – a reflection of his great career, and 51 year collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin. “I always love coming back to Australia. Ever since my first visit in 1971 it has held a very special place in my heart.” More than a concert; an unforgettable memory. Tickets will sell fast, so don’t miss your chance to say farewell to music’s greatest treasure.

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    Sunshine Coast Brick Event 2020

    Date: March 7, 2020 - March 8, 2020

    Showcasing the amazing LEGO creations from some of the best builders in the local fan community.Featuring amazingly detailed dioramas, custom LEGO creations and much, much more.You can even join an exclusive behind the scenes tour with a master builder as your guide.Once you’ve seen all the displays, let them inspire your imagination on the build tables, go vertical on the build wall, or even make your own train in the play area.

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    Gold Coast Superhero Weekend

    Date: March 13, 2020 - March 15, 2020

    WHEN: 13/03/20 – 15/03/20 WHERE: Broadbeach COST: FREE Watch galaxies collide on the Gold Coast as thousands of pop culture fans head to Broadbeach for the annual Gold Coast Superhero Weekend (GCSW). The Gold Coast Superhero Weekend provides an immersive pop culture experience for everyone to enjoy and features plenty of fun for everyone over 3 days!

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    Movies under the Stars: The Lion King, Elanora

    Date: March 14, 2020

    What better way to spend an evening than outdoors watching a free movie under the stars! The City of Gold Coast Movies under the Stars program is free, family-friendly fun on offer from September 2019 through to April 2020, right across the city. Gather your family and friends, pack a picnic or take advantage of delicious food options available and enjoy interactive kids activities by Sparky Do Dah from 4.30pm. Movie: The Lion King Synopsis: After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. Movie starts: 6.30pm Rating: PG Duration: 118 minutes Category: Animation l Adventure l Drama Follow City of Gold Coast’s Facebook page for updates, including cancellations. If weather is uncertain, phone 07 5581 7016.

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