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11 Awesome Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend

By Madelaine Thomas - 09 Jun 2016

Looking for awesome thing to do in Brisbane this weekend? Look no further! Here's 11 outstanding options to get you out and about this weekend.

Thursday 9th of June

Black Holes: Journey into the Unknown

Wind down under the night sky with Geoffrey Rush’s smooth Aussie accent to guide you through our universe at the Brisbane Planetarium. Watch as the universe is broken down in front of you, and learn the mysteries of black holes. This is an educational evening for kids and adults (although we are all really just big kids when it comes to space).

Where: Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
When: 1:30pm
More information here

Friday 10th of June

Maleny Knitfest

Calling all extreme knitters, the Maleny Knitfest event is for you. Pack the car and hit the road to our favourite little hilltop town, Maleny, for the knitfest of a lifetime. There will be basket weaving, yarn bombing, crocheting, spinning and lacemaking, just to name a few.

When: 10-12 June
Where: Maleny
More information here

Boggo Road Gaol Movie Night

Do you need some pre-Orange Is The New Black release warm ups? Satisfy the withdrawal symptoms by hitting up the Boggo Road Gaol for a historic tour, followed by the classic prison film, Shawshank Redemption. Revel in a night of prison-inspired story telling, criminal renditions and classic film.

When: 10 June, 6:30pm
Where: Boggo Road Gaol
More information here

Saturday 11th of June

National Rosé Day

Crack out the Reidel wine glasses, and raid the wine cellar because National Rosé Day is upon us. What better way to celebrate then getting the gang together to revel in a day of fabulous rosé. Top off the day by following our go-to guide for the perfect cheese board, because what’s a glass of rosé (or anything, for that matter) without an array of cheese?

AAMI Stradbroke Day

The Brisbane Racing Carnival wraps up this weekend with the epic Stradbroke Day, another day full of fine foods, finer fashion and copious amounts of bubbles. With up to $3.9 million dollars worth of prize money is up for grabs across a program of races, the heart stopping action is not to be missed! The theme is set to an elegant black, white and red, so raid the wardrobe for your finest threads, and review our Race Day survival guide before hitting the track.

When: Saturday, 11 June, 9:30am
Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Tickets: Get yours here

Bakery Lane Laneway Sessions

Enjoy a food and music filled day in Brisbane’s cutest little laneway, Bakery Lane! Featuring epic food deals from Lost Boys, I Heart Brownies, Mi + Mian and Kiosk, to accompany some sweet beats from Small World Experience. Better yet, your furry friends are welcome, with free treats, water bowls and puppy parking spots. 

When: 11 June, 11am-3pm
Where: Bakery Lane Fortitude Valley
More information here

Sunday 12th of June

Queensland Cabaret Festival | Brisbane Powerhouse

The Cabaret Festival is back for another year of cabaret and talent. Artists from all corners of the globe are collaborating to present a soulful and scandalous program. Broadway babes and silver screen sensations will be centre stage at Brisbane’s Powerhouse.

When: 12 June
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse
Tickets: Buy yours here

Queensland Feline Federation’s National Show

Crazy cat ladies rejoice, because the annual National Cat Show is upon us. The show includes six rings of feline fun, as well as a range of stores catering to your kitties’ every need.

When: 11-12 June
Where: Logan Metro Indoor Sports Centre
More information here
 

Don’t Miss Out

Lychee Lounge Soiree

Lychee Lounge is launching a new cocktail menu to celebrate 9 months of new management, and 16 years of setting the benchmark for Brisbane’s cocktail game. The new menu features 39 new cocktails. Yes, 39 cocktails!

When: Wednesday 15 June, 6pm
Where: Lychee Lounge

Good Food Month

Good Food Month is coming in fast. Feast your senses on an amazing program full of chef collaborations, festivals and the state’s best restaurants, bars, cafes and producers. This is another culinary experience to add to the diary.

When: 1-31 July
Find out more here

Longtime Chef Series Volume 1: Martin Boetz

Martin Boetz, from Longrain in Sydney, will be sharing his culinary expertise through a masterclass in modern Thai Cooking at Longtime. Martin will be curating a six course degustation over two sittings, one starting 5:30, followed by another at 8:15. One thing’s for sure, it will be bloody delicious.

Where: Longtime
When: June 21
Tickets: Email [email protected]

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