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13 Awesome Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend

By Alice Lane - 05 May 2016

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Saké Restaurant & Bar
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Julius Pizzeria
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Brisbane has really turned it on this weekend so grab your squad and/or mum and get stuck into these awesome events! Here are the best things to do in Brisbane this weekend:

Thursday 5th May

Sake, Sushi & Sashimi Masterclass

Looking for an awesome new experience? Grab your friends and head to Saké Restaurant & Bar any day of the week for their Saké, Sushi & Sashimi Masterclass! Hosted by one of Saké’s resident experts, choose from three masterclasses and taste your way through a series of sakés matched with beautiful fresh sashimi and sushi! Yum!

When: Available daily until 8pm for groups of four or more.

Where: Sake Restaurant & Bar, Eagle Street Pier

Tickets: Buy tickets online  

Friday 6th May

Dark Hour

Ever wondered what it’s like to see a horror film come to life? For one night only Poly Gone Cowboy will play host to the Dark Hour exhibition by local artist James Bourbon. Bourbon has put together an exhibition of works, found items & projections exploring our fascination with death throughout history. Don't sign up for this free fun if your afraid of the dark! 

Where: Poly Gone Cowboy, 34 Berwick Street, Fortitude Valley

When: Friday 6th May, 6pm

Surfers Paradise Live

Okay, so it’s not quite in Brisbane but we can totally claim the Gold Coast as an ‘outer suburb’ right? So why not jump in the car this weekend and head south to the biggest music festival to hit Surfers Paradise. Held over 3 days, Surfers Paradise Live will showcase a diverse mix of music genres to suit everyone's taste. With multiple stages throughout the precinct you'll be able to hear the sounds of live music wherever you are! Did we mention it's free?!

When: Friday 6th – Sunday 8th May

Where: Surface Paradise Beach

Saturday 7th May

Tough Mudder

To all you weekend warriors out there, this one's for you! We hope your ready to take on the rolling hills, valley and forrests of Sirromet Winery as you make your way through the 21km Tough Mudder course this weekend. Don't be mistaken by the idealic scenery, there's still a gauntlet of world class obstacles and of course plenty of mud!

When: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th May

Where: Sirromet Winery, Mount Cotton

Tickets: Buy tickets online

Great Houses of Ipswich

This Saturday, the National Trust will open some of Queensland's most beautiful historic homes. Take a trip out to Ipswich to be taken back in time and experience the stately homes of the 19th century.

When: Saturday 7th May, 10am - 3pm. 

Where: Click here for locations.

Tickets: $5 payable on entry.

Aussie Wine Month

It’s Aussie Wine Month and there is So. Much. To. Do.  From simple wine tastings to epic feasts and everything in between, there is something for absolutely everyone this month! This Saturday, visit Clovely Estate’s City Cellar Door for free Sparkling Rose tasting or check out other don't miss events here.

Where: Clovely Estate's City Cellar Door

When: Saturday 7th May, 11am-12pm

Fish Lane Festival

Here at TUL we’ve been hanging out for this event. Featuring live music and gourmet food and drinks; what’s not to love. The food lineup is seriously impressive, Billykart Kitchen, Julius Pizzeria, Bird’s Nest, Gunshop Café, Gauge, Madame Wu; yep, you get the drift. Did we mention the one and only Gelato Messina will be scooping up their delicious ice creams?! You’ll know where to find us this Saturday afternoon!

When: Saturday 7th May, 12 – 10pm

Where: Fish Lane, South Brisbane

Tickets: Free entry

NightQuarter Mother’s Day Special

Spoil your mum this Mother’s Day Eve with a unique shopping experience through the shipping container boutiques, stalls and live music of the NightQuarter markets. Or even better, surprise her with a gift from one of the local artisans or designers! While you’re there, don’t forget to treat yourself to some of the gourmet goodies on offer. The Ferrero Rocher waffles on a stick are definitely calling my name!

When: Saturday 7th May 4-10pm

Where: 1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale

Tickets: $3 on entry

Sunday 8th May

Mother's Day Lunch | e'cco Bistro

If you’re not a wiz in the kitchen, don’t put mum through the pain of eating burnt toasted sandwiches on her special day! Treat mum to a beautiful three course choice meal with a champagne cocktail upon arrival at e’cco Bistro. The toughest thing she'll have to deal with is picking which meal she wants!

When: Sunday, 8th May, 12pm and 2:30pm

Where: e'cco bistro 

Tickets: $85pp, phone (07) 3831 8461

Eat Street Markets

We are rejoicing because our fave food markets are back on Sunday's! As of this weekend, Eat Street Markets' Winter brunch/lunch sessions have arrived! This Sunday, as a special Mother’s Day treat, it’s open house Sunday; think eat your heart out for one fixed price!  Be entertained by exciting buskers and bands while you gorge yourself on all the gormet goodies your heart desires!

When: Sunday 8th May, 11am-3pm

Where: Eat Street Markets, Northshore Hamilton

Tickets: Adult ticket price of $28pp, Under 12yo children’s ticket price of $22pp. Buy online here. 

Mumm Mother’s Day High Tea | Emporium Hotel

It’s never too early for champagne, especially not on Mother’s Day, so spoil mum with a beautiful high tea at the Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar for her special day. 

When: Sunday 8th May, 10am, 12:30pm and 3pm

Where: Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar

Tickets: $55 pp, buy online here.

Monday 9th May

Tattersall’s Wedding Showcase

Explore Tattersall's heritage listed spaces this Monday evening and take the stress out of your big day as you discuss your dream with their in-house wedding coordinator. 

When: Monday 9th May, 5.30pm-7.30pm 

Where: Tattersalls Club

Tickets: Free entry, RSVP at [email protected]

Don’t Miss Out

The Red Deer Music and Arts Festival | 22nd October 

Okay so it's a few weeks months away yet, but we were pretty darn excited when the return of The Red Deer Music and Arts Festival was announced. For those who missed out on last year's event, get excited! Taking place at the Mt Samson natural amphitheater, this iconic BYO festival is pretty much one big sleep-over-party with awesome music!

Image credit: Tough Mudder

Looking for more things to do in Brisbane? Check out our article 12 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do In Brisbane!

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