BrisAsia Festival 2019

  • Sun Feb 10 - Sun Mar 03 2019
  • Family
    All Ages
  • Free

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This festival hosts several events that highlight a multitude of cultures and countries in Asia. The streets of Brisbane will be transformed to little pockets of Asia. Delight all the senses with food stalls, cultural performances, costumes, colour runs and loads of ways for kids to learn about Asian cultures through interactive fun.

What: BrisAsia Festival Markets

Wander through mouth-watering food stalls, find some hand made treasures and be entertained by street performers.

Where: Seven Hills Hub, 28 Tallowwood Street, Seven Hills

When: 12pm - 6pm Saturday, 23rd February 2019

Cost: Free entry

ellaslist opinion: Don't miss the Japanese hotdogs from Mr Tokyo Dog!

More info: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on/event/brisasia-festival-markets


 

What: Brisbane Holi - Festival of Colours

This is a colour run with heart! Festival of Colours traditionally is about new beginnings and burying all the hatred, jealousy, differences and forgiving others.

Where: Rocks Riverside Park, 531 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Seventeen Mile Rocks

When: 12pm - 6pm, 2nd March 2019

Cost: Free

ellaslist opinion: Don’t forget to wear all white for max colour impact!

More info: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on/event/brisbane-holi-festival-colours

 

What: Single Asian Female

Described as a sassy comedy that had a sell-out season in Sydney, this stage performance is sure to get your laughing gear in action.

Where: La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre, 6-8 Musk Avenue

When: 16th February through to 9th March 2019

Cost: Tickets from $35

ellaslist opinion: Bookings are a must.

More info: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on/search?query=single%20asian%20female&parent-event=BrisAsia%20Festival


 

What: Lunar Down Under: Asian Art 2019

Art from the Margins: BrisAsia Exhibition showcases contemporary Asian art by Australian artists and communities facing adversity.

Where: 136 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

When: 1st - 24th February 2019

Cost: Free

ellaslist opinion: Multi-storey parking is available in the Valley but public transport will probably be a safer (and cheaper) option.

More info: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on/search?query=art%20from%20the%20margins&parent-event=BrisAsia%20Festival


 

What: Sunnybank Food Discovery Tours

Learn where the best places to eat and shop for authentic Asian food from chef Tony Ching. You also score a meal and take home goodie bag valued at $25!

Where: Sunnybank Plaza, Mains Road, Sunnybank

When: 10am - 1.30pm and 3.30pm - 7pm, 6th February 2019, 10am - 1.30pm and 3.30pm -7pm 24th February 2019

Cost: $50

ellaslist opinion: Don’t forget to bring along a notebook and an empty stomach.

More info: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on/search?query=Sunnybank%20food%20discovery%20tours&parent-event=BrisAsia%20Festival

 

What: BrisAsia Anime

Screening of Anime films Mirai, Wheely and Maquia - Where the promise flower blooms.

Where: Garden City Library and Brisbane Square Library

When: 4pm - 8pm, 9th February 2019

Cost: Free entry

ellaslist opinion: Be sure to check the rating classifications - just because anime is animated, doesn’t mean it’s always suitable for kids.

More info: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on/search?query=anime&parent-event=BrisAsia%20Festival

 

What: Tai Chi Qigong

Learn the ancient art of embracing mind, body and spirit.

Where: Various locations including New Farm Park, Robinson Park, Fairfield and Woolcock Park, Red Hill

When: 2nd February through to 3rd March 2019

Cost: Free

ellaslist opinion: It doesn't matter if you've never tried it before, just wear something comfortable and join in!

More info: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on/search?query=tai%20chi&parent-event=BrisAsia%20Festival

 

 

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