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13 Fantastic Things To Do This Weekend In Brisbane

By Erin Curtain - 22 Mar 2018


Welcome to yet another beautiful weekend in Brisbane! Whether in rain or shine it's always a gorgeous day in our fair city, and we believe that each day in the midst of such beauty should be spent celebrating!

Whether your vibe is soaking in the sun with wine and cheese, shopping with champagne, or stuffing your face with copious amounts of ice cream, Brisbane has plenty of events on this weekend that will put you in the celebratory mood.

All Weekend

World Science Festival Brisbane

Calling all science queens of Brisbane, the World Science Festival has begun! Head to South Bank’s Cultural Precinct and cram your brains full of mind blowing knowledge this weekend. Running until Sunday, the festival will delve into the unknown depths of space and time, so if you are into that kind of thing you should bring your posse along and educate yourself on the wonders of science.

When: 21-25 March
Where: Cultural Precinct, South Bank
For more information, click here.

Rosé And Cheese Festival

Rosé. Cheese. What more is there to life? Welcome To Bowen Hills has done it again, filling their weekend to the brim with pink, sparkly drinks and deliciously gooey dairy products. Featuring the scrumptious handiwork of legends such as Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers with some cheesy af gnocchi, Tastes of Africa with deep fried camembert, and of course, Mac ‘n cheese from Mac From Way Back.

When: 24-25 March
Where: Welcome to Bowen Hills
For more information, click here.

Flaex Pop Up

There is no better way to spend a weekend than at a good pop up. Australian linen brand Flaex will be setting up shop in Newstead from Thursday to Saturday. Stop by for the rare chance to try on some of the handmade garments, and drop by on Thursday night for a cheeky champagne shopping evening.

When: 7am-12pm, 22-24 March
Where: Oliver James Cafe
Check out their Instagram for more details.

Stephen K Amos

Back in Australia is the ridiculously hilarious Stephen K Amos. This time round he has decided to be your distraction from all that is troubling the world. What with Brexit, Trump, and the constant possibility of nuclear destruction hanging over our heads, our old mate Steve knows we could use a good laugh, and will be providing that service at Brisbane Powerhouse for this weekend only.

When: 23-25 March
Where: Powerhouse Theatre
For more information, click here.

Transitions Film Festival

Nicely complimenting the World Science Festival is the Transitions Film Festival, taking place at New Farm Cinemas from Friday to Sunday. The theme for the festival is ‘Visions For A Better World’, showcasing eight impactful documentaries that will enlighten you on their revolutionary subjects.

When: 23-25 March
Where: New Farm Cinemas
For more information, click here.

Thursday 22 March

Late Night Thrift

Studio Thrifty 4 is back with yet another Late Night Thrift for all us second hand shopping fiends to get our next fix. Once again, there will be champagne at the door and all the proceeds will be going to a good cause. Only change is that there will be an early bird special: those who buy tickets will get a one hour window pre-general-public to scoop up all the best goods!

When: 5pm-8pm, Thursday 22 March
Where: Studio Thrifty 4
For more information, click here.

Marie Claire Up Late 2018

Another one for fashion lovers, Marie Claire is hosting a pop-up with James Street this Thursday night and we are here for it! On top of after-hours shopping with discounts and specials galore, Marie Claire will be giving away no less than 1000 handbags, announcing the details on the night. The pop-up will wrap up with a live performance from Haiku Hands at 8pm, so stick around for some poetic jams to cap off a brilliant night.

When: 6pm-8pm, Thursday 22 March
Where: Harvey’s Bar + Bistro Carpark, James Street
For more information, click here.

Mountainfilm On Tour

Can’t get enough of Planet Earth? Satisfy your cravings for gratuitous landscape shots at this year’s Mountainfilm on Tour. The film festival will feature some of the best mountaineering short films from the past year, including shorts on culture, rafting, skiing, expeditions, and of course the mountains themselves.

When: 7pm-9pm, Thursday 22 March
Where: Cineplex Hawthorne
For more information, click here.

Friday 23 March

Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening + Floorshow

Ever since QPACs production closed, there has been a massive Rocky Horror shaped hole in the Brisbane arts scene, until now. The Schonell Theatre at UQ will be screening the cult classic this Friday night with the obligatory accompanying floorshow. Get the best of both worlds with Rocky both on the screen and in the flesh, and always, of course, in fishnets.

When: 8pm, Friday 23 March
Where: Schonell Theatre, UQ
For more information, click here.

Saturday 24 March

Patricia Piccinini | Curious Affection

Renowned artist Patricia Piccinni’s exhibition Curious Affection will be launching this weekend and you have to see it. Her incredibly lifelike pieces will be posing questions about humanity’s future in a world of ever advancing biotechnology. She invites us to see the beauty in a world that does not strive to be perfect anymore with this thought provoking exhibition.

When: 24 March-5 August
Where: GOMA
For more information, click here.

Endless Summer Ball 2018

Looking for a classic evening out with a few friends in a Brissy dining institution? Your prayers have been answered with Darling & Co’s Endless Summer Ball. Buy tickets for a night of bespoke cocktails, sensational food, and plenty of drink as you raise money for the Dolly’s Dream Foundation.

When: 6:30pm – 12am, Saturday 24 March
Where: Darling & Co
For more information, click here.

Sunday 25 March

All You Can Eat Gelato

Yep, you read that right. La Macelleria is hosting their first ever all you can eat ice cream event in West End this Sunday. Just buy a $10 ticket online and you will have ten and a half hours access to eat as much delicious, creamy, mouth-watering ice cream as is humanly possible. Go forth Brisbane, make history!

When: 11am-9:30pm, Sunday 25 March
Where: La Macelleria Gelateria, West End
For more information, click here.

Billy Ray Cyrus

Move aside Post Malone and back up Village People, for the next star to grace the Eatons Hill Hotel stage is none other than Billy Ray himself. Yep, Sunday night you will be able to watch him in all of his country glory, and know that you are now only one degree of separation away from his daughter. Came for Miley, stayed for the raw emotion of Achey Breaky Heart.

When: 4:30pm, Sunday 25 March
Where: Eatons Hill Hotel
For more information, click here.

For even more hella good Brisbane events, click here.

Image credit: QAGOMA

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