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15 Things To Do In Brisbane This November

By Desta Cullen - 01 Nov 2014

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November is looking mighty lovely if you're looking for things to do in Brisbane, and we couldn't be happier. 

The last month of spring in Brisbane is bringing the goods with awesome gigs, political hobnobbing (and its cultural side-effects), new market nights, food trails, secret movie screenings, island dance parties and warehouse sales, and a whole bunch more!

There are so many good things to do in Brisbane this November, we don't know where to start.

Get to it Brisbane, you've only got a month. 

Ketel and Tinny Bar | 2nd November

Paddington faves Kettle and Tin are bringing back their Ketel and Tinny Bar launching for a summer of chilled out Paddington Sunday sessions tomorrow from 3pm. With a Ketel One Vodka cocktail bar and beer tinnies (Mt Goat Summer Ale, Hills Apple Cider and Tecate), there will also be a Pinot & Prawns deal available: $25 for a bucket of prawns and 2 x Glasses of Wild Rock Pinot Gris. Pick your spot and kick back with the live entertainment as the sun sets over the hills. 

Melbourne Cup in Brisbane | 4th November

The race that stops a nation is represented in full force in Brisbane, and some of this city's best restaurants and bars are in on the action with fun, filly packed events. Era Bistro, Sake, Bavarian Bier Cafe, NEXT HotelSoleil Pool Bar, Urbane, Dutch Courage Officers' Mess, e'cco Bistro, Habitat, Iceworks, South Bank Surf Club, The Wickham, and The Fox all still have tickets available so check them out!

World Movies Secret Cinema Tickets on Sale | 6th November

Okay, so technically this event isn't happening in November but if you want to be at it in December, then you need to buy your tickets, pronto. Our inner film buffs were madly fist-pumping when we heard about this secret film screening, World Movies Secret Cinema held in an unexpected and mysterious location, and in association with the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival. Of course the details are hush-hush but we do know that it will have a moody 1920s theme, you'll receive the location via SMS on the day, and there'll be a snack and a complimentary drink waiting when you arrive. If you want in on this silver-screen intrigue, visit QTIX to book your ticket. 

Boundary Street Markets Saturday Nights Launch | 8th November

Boundary Street Markets—one of our favourite West End destinations for awesome vintage and handmade finds—are now even cooler because now they do Saturday nights, too. Capitalising on the popularity of BSM's so-hip-it-hurts older brother, the Motor Room on Friday nights, Boundary Street Markets and the Motor Room  are kicking on in to the night from the 8th. The launch party shin-dig heats up from 4pm, featuring music from The Black Jesus Experience, The Mouldy Lovers, and more, plus a twilight cinema, a pop-up barber shop and beauty parlour, as well as a campfire, delish food, a gelato bar and all the usual market fodder! Phew, Saturday night sorted. 

Lalabazaar Sale | 5th– 8th November

Ooh, our credit cards are going to take a battering with this one. Local online fashion hub, Lalabazaar, is flinging their sartorial doors open—for four days only—in a warehouse sale to end all warehouse sales! This super sale will feature some of Australia's coolest emerging brands Keepsake the Label, Cameo the Label, Finders Keepers and The Fifth Label. It kicks off on Wednesday 5th November from 9am, and prices are cray cheap, starting from $20 (with and nothing over $99), so expect to be fighting off the hordes to snag your self a bargain! 

MAKING MANHATTAN: Cocktails and Contemporary Art | 7th November 

MAKING MANHATTAN: Cocktails & Contemporary Art, presented by The Urban List and the Institute of Modern Art, is going to be an epic night of cocktail making (and drinking, of course!), and contemporary art, and we want you to there! Learn how to perfect the most refined classic cocktail of all, the Manhattan—and to top the night off you'll score an exclusive 'after-dark' tour of the way cool IMA gallery. I know, awesome right? The night kicks off from 7pm, and tickets are super limited (like, there's only 30!), so do yourself a favour and grab your ticket now

End of the Line Festival | 8th November

We'd be stoked if the happening Woolloongabba Village Precinct was actually the end of the line. It would be a pretty good place to drop anchor, with so many good restaurants, bars and boutiques in one neat little hub, and they are all coming together for the End of the Line Festival. Head down from 10am to wander the street markets, live music and entertainment, as well as an antique roadshow, historical displays, film screenings, and a Penny-farthing parade! Too cute!

Sunnybank $2 Food Trail | 8th November

If you aren't a Brisbane native, you may not know that Sunnybank is the Holy Grail when it comes to Asian food in this city, serving up authentic and traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanes and Korean plus Taiwanese and Hong Kongese style food. Sunnybank was originally settled by Chinese migrants, way back when Queensland's gold-rush was in full swing, and the clever folks behind the two sites (Sunnybank Plaza & Sunny Park) of all this yumminess are celebrating all this history with a delish—and informative—self-guided food trail. Each stop on the Sunnybank $2 Food Trail will be offering one or two mini-dishes, allowing you to graze your way through a deliciously diverse range of Asian cuisines! Get your gold coins primed, people.

G20 Cultural Celebrations | Until 16th November

No, you're not invited to the all-important meeting with Obama et al (better luck next time) but who wants to go to a stuffy meeting when there's so much party going on anyway? G20's Cultural Celebrations officially kicked off last week, marking the beginning of three week's worth of free events like live music gigs, theatre, cultural festivals, public art exhibitions...the list is varied and long. Check out the G20 Cultural Celebrations website for the full schedule and more deets.  

B20 Beerfest | 14th–15th November

Here's another G20 event that has little to do with politics, and lots to do with scrumptiousness. The clever brew crew at Bacchus Brewing Co. are throwing a beer and pizza party with a serious G20 bent—B20 Beerfest. 20 unique brews and 20 unique pizzas—all created with the G20 in mind, each with a link to one of the G20 countries and/or leaders—have been made for your enjoyment. The brews have been laid (thanks to the help of Bacchus customers and fans), and now all that's left to do is drink up, and chow down. Fire & Dough Woodfired Pizza are behind the pizza ovens so you know the nosh will be tasty too. The event will run over Friday's public holiday and Saturday, but only one keg of each beer has been produced so some may run out. Head to Bacchus Brewing Co. in Capalaba to join in the fun. More info here. 

Soaked Pool Party | 15th November

Ibiza comes to Stradbroke Island's Couran Cove for Soaked Pool Party, an island vibes type party where the cocktails are cold, and the music is bangin'. Nine hours of dance music courtesy of some of the world's best DJs is best served poolside, we say. Get your tickets to this party now—the third and final release is limited and selling fast.  

Smoking Martha Video Launch | 21st November

Brisbane rockers Smoking Martha have been hard at work on a new video for their latest single All Lit Up, and they are finally ready to release their baby to the world. Drawing inspiration from '70s comics, Sin City and the boisterous atmosphere of a saloon bar, the video was shot in West End's very own The The Bearded Lady, which is where the launch event will go down.  Smoking Martha will be joined onstage by great rock'n'roll acts Heavy Roller (Brisbane) and BlackDiamond (Newcastle) for a night of local music, and rollicking times. It's a free event, and The Bearded Lady is BYO food, so you really have no excuse.

Lock'N'Load's Degustation | 20th November 

Famed West End venue Lock'N'Load are putting on another great four-course degustation with matched wines, and this one is as exclusive as they come! Only 24 tickets are available for this intimate, delicious dinner so get booking now. Dinner starts at 6.30pm and will wrap up at 9.30pm.  

Di Bella Roastery Tour | 24th November

Ever wondered how those tiny little buzz-filled beans go from plant to your morning cup of joe? Well wonder no more because local coffee empire, Di Bella, run regular roastery tours for the caffeine curious at their Bowen Hills roastery and cafe. Crop to Cup is a guided tour that looks at how coffee is grown in its various origins, and how the different harvesting methods can have varied outcomes in the cup. Covering everything from blending to roasting, you'll get an inside look at the barista's greatest secrets with an espresso machine demonstration from one of our. To top it all off the tour includes complimentary coffee on completion and a take-home barista manual. Tours run Monday – Friday between 11am and 3pm, phone bookings are essential and there's a minimum of 4 people per tour. Book by calling Di Bella on 07 3252 5858. 

Supanova Brisbane | 28th–30th November

The Comic-Con of the south, Supanova is back for another year at South Bank's Brisbane Conventions and Exhibition Centre, and Brisbane's comic lovers and the Cosplay community are in for a treat. Not only will this year's Supanova play host to The Australian Timezone Supanova Pinball Championship, but the finals of the Madman National Cosplay Championship will also be held on Sunday! There's heaps more to see and do if Cosplay ain't your thing, so check out the event page on Facebook for more info.  

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