We know NightQuarter delivers in the music stakes, but did you know there’s a bunch of hands-on play time for adventurous kids as well? Here’s our top highlights from the city’s northern quarter this month and next:
Hands-on holiday workshops
Whether your child is a budding artist or a budding scientist (porque no los dos?), these evening workshops will keep them entertained. Friday 6 July sees budding painters get creative with learning about self-portraits and creating a masterpiece to take home. And Saturday 7 July sees slimy little scientists create the bane of every parent’s life: slime. Workshops run 4.30 – 5.30pm and cost just $10 per child.
Big ticket tours
Xavier Rudd, Amy Shark and The Cat Empire are all passing through Nightquarter over the next two months, helping to cement the Helensvale venue’s reputation as a live music destination for Gold Coasters and visitors to the region. Xavier Rudd hits town on Friday 10 August, Amy Shark is in town on Saturday 8 September as part of her biggest Australian tour to date, and The Cat Empire returns to the Gold Coast on Sunday 23 September. These are 18+ shows. Dust off the winter boots and kick up a storm to some all-time Aussie faves.
SEED: Live in the Paddock
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University wraps up its five-week concert series this month. The series celebrates the launch of SEED Volume 7 – a compilation album which stars the hottest emerging talent from the Gold Coast and Brisbane. On Friday 6 July you can catch Tiarni Hope, Amber Stone and Lucalion and on Friday 13 July the live series wraps up with Josh King, The WLVS, Nightwoods and Twelve Past Midnight. Both are all-ages shows.
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Wanna see what else is going down at Nightquarter? Or nab yourself a ticket to kids’ workshops or touring acts? Pop on over to nightquarter.com.au for all the deets.