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11 Awesome Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend

By Cailin Sheppard - 22 Sep 2016

Things to do in Brisbane

Holy mac and cheese, it’s almost the weekend! Time to shop, eat, socialise and relax to our hearts' content. Did we mention that there will be fireworks? Can’t. Contain. Excitement.

Here are all the cool things on this weekend in Brisbane. 

Friday 23rd September

G&T’s As Far As The Eyes Can See

If you haven’t tried a Bulldog Gin G&T yet, now’s your chance! Head to Statler & Waldorf or The Shafston Hotel this weekend and make your G&T dreams come true. Statler & Waldorf will even have live music on Friday and Saturday from 8pm, plus will play host to a Bulldog Gin party as part of the Caxton Street Festival on Sunday 2 October.

When: September 23rd-25th
Where: Statler & Waldorf, Caxton St and The Shafston Hotel

'Salty' Exhibition

The warmer weather is coming in fast and what says summer to a Brisbanite more than a trip to the coast? The answer is nothing. Byron Bay is one of our favourites and we think Alana Potts is on the same page. ‘Salty’ is a photography and film tribute to her home town, shot entirely with analogue film and unedited to present Byron’s natural aesthetics. This exhibition is heavy on the summer vibes and will have you running home to pack your beach towels and swimsuits before you can say road trip.

When: September 23rd, 5pm-9pm (Runs until October 21st)
Where: This Must Be The Place, Fortitude Valley
For more info, click here

Saturday 24th September

Sunsuper Riverfire

It’s baaaack! Brisbane’s biggest fireworks event is on again to wrap up Brisbane Festival for 2016 and holy crap are we excited. It’s going to be huge and with so many vantage points across the city, it’ll be a hard one to miss. Set up camp at Kangaroo Point and South Bank, enjoy a cocktail or three in one of the bars in the city (here's a handy guide to the best Riverfire spots we prepared earlier) or take a trip up to Mt Coot-tha for a birds eye view of the whole city; the possibilities are endless!

When: September 24th, 7pm
Where: South Bank
For more info, click here. 

Love Me Again Market

If your wardrobe needs a little love then get yourself down to the Love Me Again Market to show it. Grab a coffee and browse the racks with heaps of vintage and designers labels at affordable prices to revamp you style with those perfect pre-loved pieces. If it’s looking like your wallet needs a little love then clear out your wardrobe and book a space to share your never-wears. New outfit, here we come!

When: September 24th, 8am-12pm
Where: Paddington Community Hall, Paddingtion
For more info, click here. 

Green Goddess Festival

In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Perfect Potion are holding a Green Goddess Festival for a day of nurturing, wellbeing and aromatherapy! Their workshops will include aromatherapy cooking classes, DIY skin therapy, yoga classes and more, all to help you find your inner goddess. Don’t mind if we do!

When: September 24th, 9:30am-3:30pm
Where: Perfect Potion, Virginia
Tickets: Get yours here.

Sunday 25th September

Active Nation Day

The weekend was made for getting out and getting active and this weekend simply can’t be an exception with Active Nation Day on Sunday. Grab your favourite fitty friends and fam, a water bottle, a yoga mat and a towel and head to Gasworks – you’re about to get sweaty! With awesome health and wellbeing speakers, a HIIT class, a yoga class and an active wear stall, it will be a fitspo morning that you won’t want to miss out on.

When: September 25th, 7am-12pm
Where: Gasworks, Newstead
Tickets: Get yours here

Metre Market

We really can’t get enough of a good op shop and Brisbane has you covered for wherever you are and whatever you want! Metre Market combines all the best bits of a market and some of the best sellers to create a cool vibes event like no other. As this weekend is the Spring edition, you’ll be set for your season wardrobe with designer wares and pre-loved fashion without the heavy-handed price tag – yes please! The markets also feature live music, arts, crafts and food to make your Sunday peachy.

When: September 25th
Where: Morningside School of Arts, Morningside
For more info, click here. 

Don’t Miss Out

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

The only thing that would make an Italian film better is if you were in Italy to watch it, then went out for dinner with your suave Italian friends afterwards and ate so much gnocchi that you couldn’t move… Oh, Italia, how we love you. Since we can’t live that dream right now though, the Lavazza Italian Film Festival is here to bring you the next best thing! Running for three weeks in Brisbane, the festival is set to bring you a huge line up of Italian film, including the likes of Roman Holiday and Perfect Strangers. It’s a film lover’s must-do!

When: September 28th-October 19th
Where: Palace Barracks Cinemas
For more info and to buy tickets, click here.

Secret Foodies Presents Arabian Nights

You’ll want to gather your favourite foodies for this one! Learn the tricks of Arabian cooking and then learn the joys of eating it at an Arabian Nights special event. The Secret Foodies Twist? This cooking class and dinner is at a secret location in the city so you won’t know where you are heading until two hours before the cooking and feasting begins. Spice up your life in more ways than one!

When: September 29th, 6:30pm
Where: You’ll have to wait and find out!
Tickets: Get yours here.

Prison Movie Nights at Boggo Road Gaol

Join the prisoners and prison guards of Boggo Road Gaol in their final movie night of the season. They’ve saved the best til last with one of the best jail bird movies of all time, Shawshank Redemption up on the prison big screen. Get in early and book a tour through the gaol from real life ex-prisoners and prison guards before the screening to get you in the mood and just a little bit spooked, of course. Cool Friday night plans or what?

 When: September 30th, 6:30pm Tours, 7:30pm Movie Screening
Where: Boggo Road Gaol, Dutton Park
Tickets: Get yours here. 

Melbourne Cup 2016

The biggest race day of the season is nearly upon us. It’s the perfect excuse to gather the office, the girls, the family — whoever, and have some good old fashioned fun. We’re of course talking about Melbourne Cup, and we couldn’t be more excited. Make sure you book your tickets now to make sure you don’t miss out on the fun.

When: Tuesday 1st November
Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Tickets: Get yours here

Image credit: Yaeera Moosa

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