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Achieve your personal best at these Queensland events
Think sidelines are for softies? If you’re the type who likes to throw yourself headlong into the athletic action, boy does Queensland have the line-up for you. The Sunshine State puts on ocean swims through impossibly clear water off a tropical island; sends mountain bikers off on trails through the tropical north’s rainforests; and lets serious fitness buffs take a test of endurance in one of the country’s most famous beach cities. There are also adventure marathons, because, you know, a regular marathon just doesn’t feel challenging enough sometimes, as well as triathlons that feed into full-blown festivals. Given the A+ locations of all these events, there’s every reason to celebrate your achievements with a holiday (could there be a better excuse?) If in the north you can cruise from Cairns to Port Douglas along a magnificent coastal road then venture through rainforest and crater lakes on the Atherton Tableland. Or, if southbound, you can split from the coast and walk trails through the Springbrook and Lamington National Parks (‘cos you like to keep moving), or chill at a cute B&B in the mountains of Montville or Maleny (‘cos you’re absolutely buggered). So: ready to start training?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Something very long, very colourful and very hungry is coming to the Arts Centre Melbourne for a limited season. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show brings Eric Carle’s classic children’s picture book to life on stage in a masterful theatrical performance. Tots and tykes will watch wide-eyed as the Arts Centre Melbourne uses a veritable menagerie of colourful puppets (there’s 75 in total) to recreate the much-loved book. Since it was first published in 1969, the gluttonous caterpillar has delighted children as it ate its way through one apple on Monday, all the way through to its junk food feast on Saturday. As well as watching Carle’s famous caterpillar eat and (spoiler alert) grow into a beautiful butterfly, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show also enchants children with faithful adaptations of three more of the author’s picture books: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, The Very Lonely Firefly and Mister Seahorse. The Australian-made theatre production lifts Eric Carle’s dainty, tissue-paper collage illustrations off the page with the help of New York puppet studio, Puppet Kitchen. The show has been created by Jonathan Rockefeller (a past protégé of Australian director Baz Luhrmann) and directed by Naomi Edwards (who previously directed a children’s opera titled When Moon Dust Falls). The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will take to the stage at Playhouse for five days only from November 28 to December 2. The 50-minute show is best suited for children aged three to eight. Th
Eva Rothschild: Kosmos
This is the first survey Australian exhibition of the Irish-born artist who's set to represent Ireland at next year’s Venice Biennale. For her illustrious two decade career, she’s used just about every material imaginable – concrete, leather, jesmonite, fabric and plastic – to create striking but minimal sculptures. She draws her inspiration from the minimal art of the 1960s and '70s, as well as classical architecture and pop culture. The exhibition at ACCA brings together recent work from the past decade with brand new commissions.
Try a fun roaming photobooth at your party
With Christmas creeping up, now's the time to lock in your festive celebration details. Organising food and drink is easy, but making your party slicker than the rest is the tricky part. Fotobox Australia is all about capturing parties and events in the most fun and dynamic way possible. Try one of their Mobstas to capture all the Christmas and holiday cheer. It's the next generation of roving photobooths for hire. With the Mobsta, you can snap a branded 3D animated GIF, Boomerang or stop-motion GIF on the spot. The best thing about it? It's handheld and totally portable, meaning it can pop up anywhere at your event. After you've snapped your moment, you can have it sent to your email instantly. For events and brands that means heaps of great social interaction, and for you, it means red hot chrissie content. Fotobox is offering you one hour free if you book a Mobsta between November 26 and December 23. Exclusively for Time Out readers, this deal means you get the required three-hour minimum Mobsta time at your event with the final hour valued at $150 on the house – just remember to use the code TIMEOUT during your consultation. Book your Mobsta roaming photobooth and find out more here.