March has arrived and so have a host of activities taking place this month at South Bank and Roma Street Parklands, join in the fun this month.
Kisaragi-Sai Festival – Saturday 3 March
Kisaragi-Sai Festival returns to Roma Street Parkland on Saturday 3 March, for its 4th year. Experience the flavours of Japan with a range of pop-up food stalls, plus much more all in the one summer night-time festival. The event showcases the many facets of Japanese culture and society with a range of Japanese music and dance with performances across two stages on Celebration Lawn from 5pm-8:30pm. There will also be martial arts, Bonsai, Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arrangement), market stalls, artist demonstrations, exhibitions and children’s activities. At 8.30pm, catch the free screening of Ancien and the Magic Tablet in the Amphitheatre – a Japanese-language film with English subtitles (110 minutes). For more information, visit brisbanemetropolitanbands.com.
The Sound Society – 3 to 4 March
Fresh to the Brisbane scene, The Sound Society is a unique music experience – forget cramped venues and pushy crowds! Instead, recharge in the sun-dappled trees, sweeping lawns and gently-chirping birdlife of Brisbane’s beautiful inner-city parks. The Sound Society’s relaxed vibe and central location make it perfect for a solo outing, a chill date or a group gathering. Bring your own picnic or grab a bite to eat from one of the food vendors. The Sound Society is held at South Bank Parklands on the first Saturday of each month from 2-7pm at Rainforest Green. It will also take place in Roma Street Parkland, at the Banyan Lawn on the first Sunday of each month from 9am to 12noon. Find out who’s playing each month at thesoundsociety.com.au.
World Science Festival Brisbane – 21 to 25 March
Brisbane will come alive for five days and four nights with an epic program of science and art when the third annual World Science Festival Brisbane returns on 21- 25 March. Hosted by Queensland Museum, the festival will bring science out of the laboratory and into the streets, parks, museums and performing arts venues of Brisbane. The 2018 festival will focus on ‘humanity’ as scientists from across the globe delve into what makes us human, how humanity has advanced, and how science is working to ensure we live better for longer. Some of the biggest international names in science will be accompanied by a strong list of home-grown talent at what has become Brisbane’s premier platform for showcasing a compelling program of events. Full program details are at: worldsciencefestival.com.au.
Medibank Feel Good Program – till 31 March
Get out and enjoy the evening air with the Medibank Feel Good Program of free fitness classes at South Bank Parklands. All classes run for 45 minutes, are free and bookings are not required – just turn up and join in on the fun! Bring a water bottle and towel, and a yoga mat (where required) if you have one. Some yoga mats are available to borrow, but they are offered out on a first-in, first-served basis. Find out more at visitbrisbane.com.au/feelgood.
Mondays, 5.30pm Yoga
Tuesdays, 5.30pm Pilates
Wednesdays, 6.45am Cardio
Wednesdays, 9.15am Mums & Bubs
Wednesdays, 5.30pm Energy
Thursdays, 6.45am Tai Chi
Thursdays, 5.30pm Dance
Saturdays, 8am Yoga
Saturdays, 9.15am Aqua (The Boat Pool)
Image credit – Medibank
Little Days Out (South Bank Parklands) – every Thursday
Held in the South Bank Parklands every Thursday from 9am-1pm, Little Days Out features a range of exciting kids’ activities that are free to attend. The activities change each month and are designed to suit a variety of age groups. There’s no need to pre-register – just head along and get involved. More information:visitbrisbane.com.au/south-bank/things-to-do/little-days-out
1 March Sand Art Workshop at Rainforest Green
8 March Musical Play at Little Stanley Street Lawns
15 March Soccer Workshops and Storytime at Little Stanley Street Lawns
22 March Early Childhood Music Class at Arbour View Lawn
29 March Easter Craft Workshop at Picnic Island Green