11 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend In Brisbane

By Shannon Coward - 15 Dec 2016

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Boy, have we got the mega-scoop of what’s happening this weekend in Brisbane for you guys. Think less spending the entire day on the couch with Netflix (the real love of our lives, let’s be real), more cat yoga. Huh? Yes, you heard right, yoga involving adorably fluffy felines is happening this weekend, so are some epic Christmas Markets, and a Harry Potter party! 

So whip out those diaries, cross out that Christmas party you’ve been dreading anyway, and take your pick of the wacky and wonderful events on offer this weekend in Brisbane.

Thursday 15th December

Christmas On Cribb Markets

The Milton Markets are putting on their very own Christmas shin-dig, lovingly named Christmas On Cribb. This festive spectacular will feature pop-up bars, festive foods, live entertainment on two stages (two!) and will be decorated to the nines with Christmas wonder. This spot is the perfect way to finish all your holiday shopping, while still leaving time to pop in for a Christmas-themed cocktail while you’re at it. Thursday night plans are definitely sorted!

When: December 15th and  16th, 4pm – 10pm
Where: Milton Markets, Cribb St, Milton
For more information, click here.

Ellery Sample Sale

No one can resist a good sample sale, especially when it's chock full of designer wares from Aussie icon, Ellery! Get down to Fortitude Valley today for the sample sale of the century; pick up a gift, or (let's be honest) look for the perfect christmas party dress. Get in quick before it all goes!

When: December 15th 9am–7pm, 16th 9am–7pm, 17th 9am–6pm, 18th 10am–2pm
Where: 2/161 Robertson Street, Fortitude Valley
For more information, click here.

Cat Yoga

You guys, it’s a beginner-yoga class with cats, do we really need to say more? Brisbane cat-lovers can rejoice at this new monthly event by the Lucky Cat Café, in Annerley, Brisbane’s first ever cat café. If you feel like spicing up your weekly yoga class by gaining the attention of our feline overlords, this session is definitely for you. Classes are very informal, allowing you maximum time for kitty patting, and are suitable for every skill level. The internet is so proud of Brisbane right now.

When: December 15th, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Lucky Cat Café, St Kilda Place, Annerley
For more information, click here.

Friday 16th December

Yo! Yoga Rave

If cat yoga’s not really your style, how about rave yoga? Brisbane gem Yo! Yoga is combining heart-pumping raving and yoga for an hour jam-packed with sweat, fluoro fun and a slick soundtrack. There’s also going to be glow-in-the dark paint at some point on the night, so make sure you wear white or fluoro clothing to make the most of it. It just wouldn’t be a proper rave experience without something fluorescent.

When: December 16th, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Yo! Yoga, Lamington Street, New Farm
For more information, click here.

Vino Veritas

Vino Veritas, a Brisbane-based band comprising members from very different backgrounds will be performing a free gig at QPAC’s Green Jam this Friday night. Playing everything from Rumba to Eastern European Folk to Gypsy Jazz, Vino Veritas will take you on a musical journey through the many wonderful cultures of the world, all without you having to leave Brisbane. Did anyone say Friday night drinks while listening to some smooth Latin Pop beats? Yes please!

When: December 16th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: QPAC
For more information, click here.

Keith Urban Plays Brisbane

The man, the legend Keith Urban is returning to his roots with this concert at th BEC in Boondall. As of writing this, there are still tickets available for purchase, so hop to it if you’re ready for a hootin’ good night of country music.

When: December 16th, 7pm-10pm
Where: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
For more information, click here.

Saturday 17th December

Meowy Christmas Market

The Lucky Cat Café, in Annerley, is on fire this week with their second annual Meowy Christmas Market. Argh, the puns, they’re too good! This cat-tastic market will feature a vegan sausage sizzle, baked Christmas goodies and a raffle, with all proceeds from the sale going towards supporting the work of Fresh Start Rescue Incorporated and the Brisbane Valley Cat Rescue. A bevvy of local artists and designers will also make an appearance, including a pop up vegan nail-bar from Julisa. Just make sure you head on upstairs to the free cat patting session before you get your nails did.

When: December 17th, 4:30 – 8:00pm
Where: Lucky Cat Café, St Kilda Place, Annerley
For more information, click here.

Harry Potter Party 

You heard it here first, folks, The Brightside in Fortitude Valley will be hosting a Harry Potter themed party this Saturday night and you bet we’re donning our house colours for it! Boasting activities like Quidditch Pong and offering Butter Beer Buckets, this event will make even the Yule Ball look lame. Don’t forget to pick up your free house badge from the sorting hat before letting loose to live tunes from Pridelands and Diamond Construct.

When: December 17th, 8:00pm – 3:00am
Where: The Brightside, Fortitude Valley
For more information, click here.

Sunday 18th December

South Bank Christmas Market

You’ve never fully experienced a Brisbane Christmas unless you’ve popped by the South Bank Christmas Market for a spot of shopping. Decorated with fairy lights galore and white tents featuring festive borders, this market has got everything from traditional Christmas gifts to freshly baked goodies, so you can tick everything off your Christmas list in one go. Plus, they extend into the night, when the sound of live carollers will provide the perfect accompaniment for a bit of after-work retail therapy. 

When: December 16th to December 23rd, 11:00am – 10:00pm
Where: Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank
For more information, click here.

Well Done Featuring Shiba San

We get that December is the time for Christmas-themed activities, but there’s just nothing better than a barbeque on a Sunday afternoon to get you feeling satisfyingly-full and refreshed. Enter Well Done at The Flying Cock, an event combining a cheeky Sunday arvo barbeque (without all the washing up) with slick house music by acclaimed musician Shiba San, supported by Lyndon Kidd, Willaris K and Doe. Featuring such mouth-watering options as fried chicken sliders and the classic Bunnings snag in bread, Well Done is the perfect destination for your Sunday session this weekend.

When: December 18th, 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: The Flying Cock, Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
For more information, click here.

Food Truck Collective Festival

Stuff the traditional Sunday lunch this weekend in Brisbane, what you really want is a decent food truck feed. And thanks to new food truck festival, Food Truck Collective, you can! Get down to Shorncliffe for their first event, bringing 20 of brisbane's finest food trucks together for one hell of an event! With staples like King Of The Wings, Ruby The Little Red Ice Cream Truck and How We Rolls, plus refreshment courtesy of All In Brewing Co., this is a must-do for foodie fans everywhere.

When: December 18th, 12pm-3pm
Where: 95 Allpass Parade, Shorncliffe 
For more information, click here.

Don’t Miss Out!

Lululemon Science of Fitness 

To celebrate their new store opening smack bang in the middle of the CBD, Lululemon are partnering with Science of Fitness to bring the CBD a taste of primal fitness. Primal training is a bodyweight/callisthenic style of training that incorporates a range of techniques targeting every energy system whilst moving muscles in all directions and improving strength through range. Read: it's bloody hard!

When: Monday 19th December, 7:00am-8:10am
Where: 171-209 Queen Street – in front of the future lululemon Brisbane City store  

Movies In The Park

Don’t miss this outdoor showing of the classic Christmas movie Elf next Wednesday night, airing just in time for the festive season. Starring Will Ferrell as the adorably energetic Buddy, this is a must-see if you haven’t already and perfect for a Wednesday night out under the stars. The event will take place at the Amphitheatre in the Roma Street Parklands and is showing as part of their Christmas Movies in the Park series.

When: December 14th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: The Amphitheatre, Roma Street Parkland
For more information, click here.

Need more things to do this weekend? Check out our events page for more epic things to do in Brisbane.

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