What to Do in Chermside this Second Week of August

Looking for something to do in Chermside this week? Check these out.

Wednesday, 9 August

Advance Screening


  • $22.50 – Adult
  • $17.50 – Child
  • $17 – Senior
  • $19.50 – Student and Pensioner
  • $16.50 – Cinebuzz Members

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Venue: Event Cinemas, Westfield Chermside, Gympie Road, Chermside

Photo credit: Event Cinemas Chermside/Facebook

An advance screening of “Valerian and City of a Thousand Planets” will be held at the Event Cinemas for Vmax. This is a fantasy and science fiction film directed by Luc Besson and starred by Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevigne, and Clive Owen.

Valerian (Dane) and Laureline (Cara) are special operatives of the 28th century work together to maintain peace and order throughout the human territories.


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Thursday, 10 August

FIFA Tourney V


  • $20 – Pre-pay registration
  • $25 – Walk-in

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Venue: The Sporting Globe Chermside

Photo credit: Brodie Fisher/Facebook

XP Gaming Community invites everyone to join the fifth installment of their popular FIFA E’Sport Tournament. There will be six Xbox Ones in use and 64 slots. The champion will bring home $300 in cash.

XP Gaming is a community group that focuses on becoming Brisbane’s largest gaming events group.


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Thursday, 10 August

Ironlak Charcoal Session

Tickets: FREE

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Venue: Ironlak Art & Design, Westfield Chermside, Gympie Road, Chermside

Photo credit: Ironlak School of Art/Eventbrite

Everyone is invited to join for an afternoon drawing with Ironlak Charcoal. This is open to people of all ages and skill levels. All of the materials will be supplied by Ironlak.


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Saturday, 12 August

Ironlak Watercolour Session

Tickets: FREE

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Venue: Ironlak Art & Design, Westfield Chermside, Gympie Road, Chermside

Photo credit: Ironlak School of Art/Eventbrite

Ironlak will hold another art session of watercolour painting. All of the materials will also be supplied for free, including the brushes, watercolour paints, pencils, and papers.


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What’s On @ Chermside This First Week of August

Here are the events in Chermside to watch for this first week of August.

1-14 August

Mecca Maxima Launch

Tickets: FREE

Venue: Mecca Maxima Chermside, Westfield Chermside, 377 Hamilton Road

Photo credit: Mecca Maxima/Facebook

Mecca Maxima, purveyor of global beauty, is finally in Chermside. During its two-week launch, customers can enjoy various promos and freebies.

For a minimum purchase of $50, customers can get a deluxe Mecca Maxx sample.

There will be a “Mecca Max Claw Machine” filled with freebies from the 4th to 6th of August.


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1-16 August

The Carousel

Tickets: FREE

Venue: Centre Court Level 1, Westfield Chermside

Photo credit: Westfield Chermside/Facebook

Westfield Chermside is still giving free rides on the Carousel until the 16th of August. This is a fantasy and fairytale-like Carousel ride that is the creative collaboration of artist and jewellery designer Paula Walden, Creative Productions Company, Stage ONE, and Westfield Chermside.

Riders must be at least 105 centimetres tall. The inner horses can only hold 60 kilograms of weight, while the outer horses can hold 100 kilograms.


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Thursday – Saturday, 3-5 August

Festival of Lights

Tickets: FREE

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Venue: The Urchin, Westfield Chermside

Photo credit: Westfield Chermside/Facebook

The Urchin will be filled with wonderfully choreographed, live light shows created by the audio-visual artist Kit Webster.

Each night, there will be fireworks, live DJs, free glow-in-the-dark face painting, and LED robot stilt walkers that will roam around the dining precinct.


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Thusday, 3 August

Ironlak Pump Action Paint Marker Session

Tickets: FREE

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Venue: Ironlak Art & Design Chermside

Photo credit: Ironlak School of Art/Eventbrite

This month, the Ironlak School of Art will hold another evening of arts and drawing that is open to everyone. All materials are supplied at no cost.


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Thursday, 3 August.

ENVY Spring/Summer 2017 Showcase

Tickets: FREE via RSVP

Time: 7:00 p.m

Venue: Kedron-Wavell Services Club, 21 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside

Photo credit: ENVY Jewellery/Facebook

ENVY Jewellery will showcase their Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. Every guest will receive a glass of champagne upon arrival, a copy of the new ENVY Lookbook and My Moments Lookbook for Spring/Summer 2017, and a $100 gift card.


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Ironlak Opens Third Flagship Store in Chermside

Good news for all art buffs looking for supplies and inspiration in Chermside! Ironlak Art & Design opened its doors recently at Shop 2629, Level 2 of Westfield Chermside.

“Black Japan” theme of the Ironlak Chermside
(Photo credit: www.ironlak.com)

Ironlak’s Chermside branch is its third flagship store in Australia, and the first Ironlak store to open in a shopping centre. Every Ironlak Art & Design store has a unique theme that gives the location a distinctive individuality. For the Chermside store, the Brisbane store’s “Black Japan” theme was adapted and then updated to fit the shopping centre vibe, with dark timber framing and strips of white neon light.

Beautiful artwork from the Art Show in Sydney
(Photo credit: www.ironlak.com)

Ironlak is more than just an art supplies store. A proud 100% Australian-owned company, the company initially gained recognition for their first product, their signature aerosol spray paint.

As the company expanded, their product range also broadened until they became known for carrying different art supplies, from paints and inks to sketchpads and canvases. Today, their production is largely based off-shore.

Ironlak is also a home that helps artists enhance their creativity through different exhibitions all around the world. The Ironlak Family is a family of artists including artists in Australia, intriguingly represented by these anonymous code names: LINS, MEKS, SIRUM, SOFLES, TUES, and VANS THE OMEGA.

He really “DOES” the wall mural very well.
(Photo credit: www.ironlak.com)

Every store has a large raw concrete wall dedicated for an actual artwork rendition from an artist-member of the Ironlak Family. In Chermside, DOES of The Netherlands spent a few days creating a beautiful mural with just Ironlak Acrylics, aerosols, paint, fresh concrete, a hammer, and a chisel.

Watch DOES in action and get a glimpse of his amazing piece of art. Better yet, visit Ironlak Chermside and view it for real.

Something for everyone in Ironlak
(Photo credit: www.ironlak.com)

Ironlak Chermside has a complete range of their bestselling products, including paint and ink markers, acrylic and oil paints, watercolour paint, Sugar Artists’ Acrylic spray paint, colour pencils, drawing pens, canvas, and other art supplies. Test benches for product trials and Ironlak apparels showcasing art and graffiti are also available in-store.

Click here for the store hours or check their website for updates on store openings and new products.