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14 Epic Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend

By Alice Lane
19th May 2016

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Get set for a cracking few days with these 14 epic things to do in Brisbane this weekend!

Thursday 19th May

Fashion on the Field Workshop

With racing season upon us, get your outfit sorted with the help of Anna Heinrich and Liz Cantor this Thursday evening. Enjoy a glass of bubbles as you check out the latest fashions on the field and pick up some expert tips, just in time for this Saturday’s race day!

When: Thursday 19th May, 6pm for a 7pm start

Where: Level 2 Indooroopilly Shopping Centre

Blues on Broadbeach

This weekend sees the Blues on Broadbeach festival celebrating it’s 15th year with free staged music events in the streets, in venues and on the beach over four huge days. The best bit? You can enjoy the blues for free!

When: Thursday 19th May 10:30am – Sunday 22nd May 11pm

Where: Various venues around Broadbeach

Friday 20th May

A Night With Lola

Lola the Polysexual Disco and House experience returns to Laruche to celebrate Prince this Friday evening.  With canapés, a banquet and matched wines, unleash your inner Prince and slip into something velvet or lace and get lost under his purple reign.

When: Friday 20th May, 7pm

Where: Laruche, Fortitude Valley

Tickets: $85pp, call 3666 0880 or email [email protected]

Noosa Food & Wine Festival

Noosa Food & Wine 2016 has arrived and our mouths are already watering! Dozens of chefs from Australia's best restaurants are descending on Noosa this weekend. More than 30 events will be held in beautiful locations including Noosa Main Beach, Hastings Street, Noosa River, Noosa hinterland and many of Noosa's fabulous restaurants. With an action packed schedule across Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you’ll know where to find us!  

When: Friday 20th May 10am  – Sunday 22nd May 11pm

Where: Various venues - Noosa

Tickets: Tickets available here

Beer & Beethoven

Combine your love of beer and Beethoven this Friday afternoon at QPAC. Enjoy a bottle from Newstead Brewing Co. as you experience the full force of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. What a harmonious way to welcome in the weekend!

When: Friday 20th May, 5:30pm for a 6:30pm start

Where: QPAC, South Bank

Tickets: $55 pp, buy online here

Saturday 21st May

Hardy Brother’s Doomben Cup | Brisbane Racing Carnival

Take your weekend plans up a notch with the Hardy Brother's Doomben Cup. Mashd N Kutcher will be hitting the decks trackside as the day's resident DJ while drinks will be flowing in the bird cage with all your fave celebs. Get your best threads out and rub shoulders with celebs for the day. Oh, there will also be some pretty impressive horses competiting in some pretty impreseive races too. 

When: Saturday 21st May, from 10am

Where: Doomben Race Course

Tickets: From $20pp, buy online here

Paniyiri Festival

The 2016 Brisbane’s Paniyiri Greek Festival turn 40 and they have a mammoth celebration planned. Enjoy traditional Greek gourmet goodies from the food stalls as well as a huge range of entertainment from plate smashing competitions to cooking demonstrations. With plenty of special guests lined up including MKR stars Zana & Gianni, Brisbane’s first lady of cakes Jocelyn Hancock and a few token Home & Away celebs; it’s going to be one epic party!

When: Saturday 21st May, 12pm – 10pm and Sunday 22nd May 10am-7pm

Where: Musgrave Park, South Brisbane

Tickets: From $11.50, buy online here

QLD Reds vs Japan

With the addition of a Japanese Super Rugby team to Super Rugby in 2016, Queensland will welcome the competition newcomers this weekend for their first-ever match so get down to Suncorp Stadium and scream for your team!

When: Saturday 21st May,

Where: Suncorp Stadium

Tickets: Buy online here.  

Movie In The Park

Movie in the Park returns to Roma Street Parklands this Saturday night with two classics in store. Paddington begins at 6pm with the Man From Snowy River following at 8pm. Bring your picnic rug, bean bag or blanket and sit back and relax. Don’t panic, some of Brissy’s best food trucks will be on head to keep your hunger at bay!  

When: Saturday 21st May from 5pm

Where: Roma Street Parklands

Sunday 22nd May

World Urban Farm Day

Celebrate World Urban Farm Day at the Northey St Farm this Sunday from 11am-1pm. Bring a picnic blanket and basket or enjoy food and drinks from the organic food stalls as you sit back and enjoy live music from the Mango Stage.

When: Sunday 22nd May, 11am-1pm

Where: Northey Street Farm, Windsor

Food Trucks at Newstead House

Get your food truck fix this Sunday afternoon at Newstead House from 1-4pm! Brissy’s best food trucks will be out in force with plenty of gourmet goodies to fill your belly. Enjoy live music as you relax and enjoy a Sunday catch up by the river.

When: Sunday 22nd May, 1-4pm

Where: Newstead House

Don’t Miss Out

WTFood? | June 4th

Youth Food Movement Brisbane is launching a brand new food tour on June 4th called WTFood? The half-day walking tour will give people a chance to talk to cool indie food pioneers who are doing amazing things to give locals a more sustainable food experience. There'll be plenty of tastings, a DIY workshop by Spurtopia, and plenty of goodies to take home - but not before an awesome locally sourced picnic by the Picnic Club and a couple of swigs at Green Beacon Brewery

HIStory | June 16th 

The incredible Michael Jackson tribute show, HIStory, will be coming to QPAC for one night only as part of its Australian tour. Headlining the show is the amazing Michael Jackson impersonator, Dantanio, who recreates pop history with a band of talented musicians, choreographed dancers, authentic costumes and brilliant effects. The show includes over $1million worth of production equipment, 40 different costume changes and 2,000+ lighting cues; epic stuff! Don't miss this! 

Looking for more things to do in Brisbane? Check out 50 Things To Do In Brisbane Under $50!

Image credit: Ben & Jerry's Open Air Cinema

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