Yoiks, if you thought the Christmas season was chockers wait until you get a squiz at the awesome things to do that Brisbane has in store for the new year. This very special week comes laden with celebrations to gorge on as everyone gears up to enjoy the fruits of the world’s largest musical democracy. All 100 hottest songs of it.
Until then, keep the culture crispy and pack the calendar with all the fab things to do this weekend in Brisbane:
Green Beacon Brewery 3rd Birthday Week
This Australia Day our beloved Green Beacon Brewery celebrates three years of pouring brews on the block with a weeklong schedule of feast and foam. The seven-day fiesta begins on Thursday and rages with new daily food festivities every day until their mega-bash birthday party on January 26 complete with birthday beer, barbecue and Tripple J’s Hottest 100.
Where: Green Beacon Brewery
When: 21-26 January
Activewear Student Party at Birdees
Come straight from the gym and rage into the wee hours because Birdees is playing host to the best excuse to wear lycra and Nikes after dark. The Turnt Thursday Activewear fitspo-rave is the perfect excuse to bust a move, work up a sweat and take full advantage of the anabolic window all in one slick move. Get amongst it, overachievers.
Kitchen Remedy’s Healthy Vegan Salad Class at Wandering Cooks
Give your clean-eating resolutions a fighting chance with Kitchen Remedy’s 1.5 hour refresher in mastering zesty, revitalizing and substantial salads for summer to really kick your microwaved dinner habit. This class also covers some pretty slammin summer drinks to sort you out for the hotter months.
Where: 1 Fish Lane, Cnr Fish Lane and Cordelia Street
Tickets: $49, buy yours here!
Mucho Reggaeton Street Festival at Brooklyn Standard
The Latin American vibes are heading Brooklyn’s way when Mucho Reggaeton takes over the laneway. Powered exclusively on good vibes, there’ll be Latin food, drinks, live dance and percussion shows as well as a thorough drenching of the purest Latin sound to make it across the water.
Where: Brooklyn Standard
Tickets: $15 presale here or $20 at the door
BBQ Masterclass with Chris Marks
Hit up the Mill on Constance and find out what the grill is all about. Multi-decorated BBQ maven, Chris Marks, is in town to host a masterclass guaranteed to up your barbie gains for life. Hit up his website for tickets and get succulent, life-affirming grillfruit every time you fire up the Weber.
Where: The Mill on Constance, 111 Constance Street
Disney Sundays at New Farm Cinemas
Toy Story. Aladdin. Mary Poppins. Cinderella. The Lion King (we heart you). New Farm Cinemas are setting down a new precedent to completely transform summer Sunday afternoons. All our favourite Disney features are coming back to the big screen and this week it’s Peter Pan, which is pretty fitting if you’ve jotted this in your calendar and you don’t even know any children.
Where: 701 Brunswick Street, New Farm
When: 10am and 2pm
Digital Zoo at QUT
Strapped for things to do in Brisbane on a quiet Sunday? Check out QUT’s Cube: a two storey interactive digital space, and the semi-sentient Jurassic marvels on display. The exhibit is the work of collaboration between the Cube Studio’s tech geniuses with Australia’s renowned paleontologist Dr. Scott Hocknull. Take heed, this Dino Zoo runs only until January 27 so don’t be putting it off.
Where: QUT’s The Cube, Gardens Point
When: Until January 27
Don’t Miss Out
Fatboy Slim at Riverstage
The definitive monarch of chart-topping electronic and big beat, Fatboy Slim is bringing his electro sound to Brisbane’s Riverstage and the people are ecstatic. Everything you’ve bopped your head to in the past two decades was probably one of his so consider this gig an aural pilgrimage to the origin of your slick moves.
Tickets: $92, buy yours here!
Australia Day at Gasworks
Once again the Gasworks is getting into full patriot swing this Australia Day. Gather around the Gasometer and luxuriate in the smooth sounds of the nation’s favourite music countdown. There’ll be face painting, jumping castles and a pop-up Hatch & Co. BBQ and bar to sink your choppers into. Beanbags and togs recommended.
When: January 26
Where: Gasworks Newstead
Chinese Gourmet Festival Cooking Class
As part of 2nd Annual Chinese Gourmet Festival, three globally renowned chefs of Huaiyang Cuisine are stopping by Brisbane’s Nest for an incredibly special dinner and cooking demonstration.
Where: Nest, level 2. 159 Roma Street
Tickets: $69, buy yours here!
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