‘Bruce Munro: Tropical Light’ is the first major event for the tropical summer. It is a 2.5km outdoor exhibition featuring 8 spectacular illuminated sculptures by world renowned artist, Bruce Munro. The exhibition is Bruce Munro’s first city-wide exhibition in the world with the collection reflecting the artist’s personal history of visiting Australia and the Northern Territory. The exhibition is free to view and is connected by a self-guided path to wander along with each piece intended to inspire interest during the day though hold their special significance when they illuminate each night at 7pm. ‘Tropical Light’ will open 1 November 2019 and run fr 6 months closing on 30 April 2020.
Tickets for the Australian premiere season of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been flying out the Princess Theatre’s door since they went on sale in July last year. So you’re probably thinking you’ll need to book months and months in advance to score the best seats in the house, right? That’s generally true, but for those of us without the patience to wait half a year (and those of us who don’t have ready access to a time turner), there’s now a new way to get great tickets. The show’s producers have announced details of a digital ticket lottery, which will allow fans to score tickets for just $40 per part (so $80 for the full, two-part epic). The program is known as “Friday Forty” and is modelled on the lottery run for both the West End and Broadway productions of the show. There will be a minimum of 40 tickets available through the lottery for each performance, and while you can’t guarantee where those seats will be, producers are promising they’re some of the best in the theatre. Our favourite thing about Friday Forty? It’s a digital lottery, so you don’t even have to line up at the theatre, and can enter every week from anywhere you’ve got an internet connection. Here’s how it works: Entries are open from 12:01AM every Monday of the show’s season until 1am Friday. You can either enter at the official Cursed Child website or on the TodayTix app. The winners will be drawn at 1pm each Friday, and if you’re lucky enough to be selected you can purchase up to two tickets to performances the following week. There’s a maximum of two tickets per transaction, so we’d recommend you double your chances by finding a loyal friend and both entering the lottery each week. The first lottery is open now, so get your entry in and your Felix Felicis potion at the ready! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is at the Princess Theatre from January 18 and booking through until December 1.
Big things come in small packages as Melbourne Museum goes miniature Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be like Alice and eat something to become huge, or drink something to become tiny? What would the world look like to a giant? What does it look like to a cat? You can find out at Melbourne Museum’s Mini Mega Model Museum, which plays with scale in more than 300 objects displayed in tiny and oversized galleries. There are model specimens to examine in the Zoomological Laboratory, hyper-realistic wax food in the life-sized cafeteria to play with and a fully furnished mini-mansion to pore over. The mini-mansion took more than 40 years to create, and museum visitors could spend hours appreciating every tiny detail. Kids can learn about model making and try their hand during the Mini Mega Makers Workshop. And for some very large-scale critters, have a stroll through the museum’s Dinosaur Walk.
WHALE WATCHING IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA Learn the Language of the Whales™ via the live onboard commentary as they communicate with each other both visually and by sound. This 5 Star Whale Watching Experience will not only show you the whales but also educate you in why they have grown from near extinction in 1962 to over 35,000 today, the largest humpback family in the world, right here in Perth, Augusta, Busselton and Margaret River, Western Australia. Western Australia provides the opportunity to sight wild Orca and Blue Whales, the only location in Australia and one of very few places in the world you can be guaranteed to sight these elusive species! Also home to the largest Humpback migration on the planet and host to the endangered Southern Right Whale nursery grounds.
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.
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
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
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.
Northern Territory Travelling Film Festival (NTTFF) celebrates and showcases the outstanding short film, television and video productions from the NT, capturing the stories, culture and landscape of our iconic region and the people that call it home. In 2018, the festival screened in 17 locations across the NT, providing opportunities for tourism operators to showcase a film experience to mainstream national and international audiences that provided insight into our unique place, the Northern Territory.
Come down to the Ma Ma Creek Community Centre on the second Saturday of the month to visit the Ma Ma Creek markets and enjoy the variety that the stalls have to offer.
Return to Play exhibition features individual and collaborative artworks by emerging Gold Coast artists Michelle Le Plastrier, Marcel Lim and Izzy Voodoo. Return to Play invites you to let go of ‘grown-up’ concerns and be immersed. The artists seek to transport the audience to a world of nostalgia and play, where life and art merge in a fantastical mix. Exhibition dates are between 6 March to 5 April 2020.
In this fun and creative class, you’ll learn to take beautiful photos under a range of lighting conditions, across sunshine and moonlight. You’ll learn to master your camera’s manual mode, to manage shutter speed, ISO and aperture settings, and to create artistic compositions. You’ll practice on some of Brisbane’s most photogenic locations, and get individual photo critiques to help you quickly hone your skills. Rain or shine, they’ll be fine as they will be undercover or indoors for some locations. Your Adelaide teacher will be one of the following: Chloe Henderson, who specialises in Fashion Photography and styling, but also has experience in a range of forms such as architecture and urban genres. Chloe has been a professional photographer for the last 5+ years. Sam Roberts, who specialises in Studio and Location Advertising Photography & Videography, with a great love for the outdoors and cycling. His in-depth knowledge of Adelaide and beyond brings a unique spark to his teaching style. Sofia Calado, whose art practice uses photography, video, installation, performance and sculpture as a vehicle for exploring the self and society through the body.