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12 Awesome Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend

By Madelaine Thomas - 16 Jun 2016

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Get ready for another fun filled line up of things to do in Brisbane this weekend! With places to party, eat, shop and craft there’s no time to be bored. Bring on Friday already.

Thursday 16 June

Get Burgers For A Year!

Get ready to conquer crowds as the delicious Ribs & Burgers opens up another store in Woolloongabba. This isn’t just any old opening though. To mark the event, the first 200 people will go in the draw to win a year of burgers. Yes, a whole entire year!

When: 11am Thursday
Where: Ribs & Burgers Woolloongabba
More information here.

Friday 17 June

Jagermeister Winter Chalet Parties | Bavarian Bier Café

Bavarian Bier Café welcomes you with warm, open arms this winter in the form of their Winter Chalet parties. Featuring exclusive Jager drinks, ski shots, Friday night live footy and a haus DJ, join in the fun as the Bavarian transforms itself into an alpine chalet with epic party vibes.

When: Friday nights throughout June and July
Where: Bavarian Bier Café
Find out more here

Cindy Sherman Up Late | GOMA

Forget the usual Fri-yay post-work drinks, and head to GOMA Up Late instead. Enjoy artist superstar Cindy Sherman’s visual brilliance through a range of activities, including re-styling yourself in a pop-up style station. The best bit? The Up Late Bar has a tempting list of delicious food and drink so you can nosh while listening to a line up of awesome female musicians.

When: July 17 and 24 from 5:30 –10 pm
Where: GOMA
Get your tickets here

King George Square Winter Festival

King George Square will be transforming itself into a Winter Wonderland, outfitted with cute European influenced pop up stores, an ice skating rink, powder pits and toboggan racing.

When: 17th June to 10th July
Where: King George Square
Get your tickets here.

Etsy Craft Party

Join Brisbane’s creative ranks and crafty mentors with an evening full of yarns (both verbal and woolly). Join Etsy and Work-Shop for a night full of wool influenced activities, including weaving and macrame. Don’t worry about going on an empty tummy, because drinks and nibbles are available at the event.

When: Friday 17, from 6:30 to 9pm
Where: Work-Shop
Get your tickets here

Saturday 18 June

Festa Junina: Brazilian Winter Folk Fiesta

Festa Junina is traditionally a mid-year folkloric harvest festival that is celebrated in Brazil, and Brisvegas is getting in on the action now too! So don your country best, put on your straw hats and cowboy boots, and head to West End for a night of square dancing, hot mulled wine and typical Brazilians beats and eats.

When: 6pm until Midnight
Where: Boundary Hotel, West End
Get more information here

Brisbane’s Big Day Of Belonging

Get involved in the biggest Crafternoon, with some of Brisbane’s craftiest creatives sharing their wisdom, some awesome décor scores to jazz up your house, live music and food trucks. There is a plethora of activities to get stuck into.

When: 10am to 3pm
Where: State Library of Queensland
Get your tickets here

Cinematheque | GOMA

GOMA is featuring a number of film-inspired exhibitions for you to indulge in. This weekend, feast your eyes on cinematic projects such as the ‘In Character’ series. Featuring Tracey Moffat’s Video Montages and Jennifer Saunder’s celebrated sitcom Absolutely Fabulous the cinematic line up is hilarious.

When: Until August 28
Where: GOMA
Get your tickets here

Sunnybank $2 Food Trail

Break the piggy banks, and take yourself on a self-guided foodie tour through some of Sunnybank’s best local restaurants. The Sunnybank $2 Food Trail is a chance to graze your way through over 35 restaurants' $2 tasting plates, while enjoying some live music and entertainment. 

When: Saturday 2pm to 8pm
Where: Sunnybank Plaza

Sunday 19 June

UN International Day of Yoga Festival

This free community event is perfect for anyone looking to relax and unwind. The festival welcomes all, including long time yogis and those who can barely touch their toes. Expect to learn and experience everything Zen; from yoga and meditation, to live music and wholefoods stalls. And, if you didn’t get your yoga and wholefoods fix during the day, kick on to the after party at the Mantra Room!

When: June 19 from 11am
Where: Roma Street Parklands
Find out more here

Boudoir Bazaar Fashion Market

Re-vamp your wardrobe with a wide range of vintage must haves at the Boudoir Bazaar Fashion Market. A midday fashion parade kicks off the event to inspire your inner Coco Chanel, followed by the opportunity to stroll through a myriad of pop up stores. Expect bargain prices on a wide range of pre-loved designer labels, from European influenced handbags to Sass & Bide classics.

Where: Cloudland
When: June 19 from 12pm to 4pm
Find out more here

Don’t Miss Out

Chrome Street Art Show

Next week, some of Brisbane’s most talented visual artists and musicians are combining forces to transform an old munitions factory in Salisbury into an amazing art space. The event, featuring awesome Brisbane artists such as Kate Nash, Davon Divine, Kimberley Mather and Freya Lamont, will make for an epic night of art, music and creativity. Get there!

When: Friday June 24, from 6pm-11pm
Where: 9 Chrome Street, Salisbury
More information here.

Eat Local Week | Scenic Rim

Eat and drink your way around the Scenic Rim’s beautiful landscapes.  Celebrate an amazing selection of locally produced food and wine at a number of beautiful venues. The program includes a variety of culinary experiences and activities, from a Winter Harvest Festival to picnicking with Alpacas. Check out the schedule here

When: 25th June to 3rd July
Where: A number of venues throughout the Scenic Rim
Get your tickets here

Scandinavian Film Festival | Palace Barracks

There’s nothing black and white about this festival, showing off some Nordic noir, documentaries, thrillers and much more. The festival features cinematic talent from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland, all in the cosy confines of the Palace Cinemas. Check out the extensive line up here.

When: 13th to 27th of July.
Where: Palace Theatre Barracks
Get your tickets here

Image credit: Pop Bar Beer Fest

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