It’s that time of week: Monday is here and you want nothing more than to disappear into a Netflix and pizza coma once the work day is done. Unfortunately, Brisbane doesn’t support your plans and has decided to roll out one awesome line-up of things to do, see and taste this week. The arrival of the Brisbane Comedy Festival is only the beginning, my friends.
Scroll down to find 5 awesome things to do this week in Brisbane.
Tuesday 27 February
Joe Shaffer: Here’s Looking At You, Squid Comedy Show
Brisbane Comedy Festival is back with a bang this March and to kick things off, comedian Joe Shaffer will be bringing his hilarious new show to Brisbane. Here’s Looking at You, Squid, is all about animals—the good and the bad—with a healthy side dose of love and regrets thrown in. Delivered in his signature upbeat style and energetic delivery, Shaffer combines fun animal facts with razor-sharp social commentary in an effort to remind us all that we’re really just animals in clothes at the heart of it. For more information, click here.
Wednesday 28 February
Alfredo Lopes Quartet at Doo-Bop Jazz Bar
There’s just nothing like making the best of your mid-week slump by kicking back with a cocktail and some sweet, sweet tunes at Doo-Bop Jazz Bar. So when we heard that the Alfredo Lopes Quartet was rolling into town for one night only, we had to share. The ensemble will be showcasing original material by composer, and saxophone player, Alfredo Lopes himself, who draws upon the inspiration of big names like Ornette Coleman, Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis to influence their style. The result? One unique jazz quartet sound that just so happens to be available for your listening pleasure. For all the details, click here.
Thursday 1 March
Little Big Thursdays Launch Night
New kid on the South Bank foodie scene Little Big House is making Thursday the new Friday. In true Little Big House style, they’re launching one killer house party to celebrate their brand new weekly series of live performances and DJ sets. Headlining the inaugural event is DJ-come-producer-extraordinaire Young Franco, and when you combine those epic beats with the free pool, free karaoke, canned cocktails and a sun-soaked veranda, things get a whole lot more interesting. Oh and it’s all totally free. For all the details, click here.
Friday 2 March
Brisbane Twilight Markets
The legendary Brisbane Twilight Markets are a meet-the-maker event where you can get to know the talented Brisbane creatives doing their thing on a more personal level. This event is also the only Brisbane-based marketplace selling 100% locally handmade products, which means you can not only score yourself a lovingly-crafted purchase but you’re also directly supporting the Brisbane maker community. Vendors at the markets cover everything from handmade candles featuring Queensland-inspired scents to fashion designed and made right in little ol’ Brisbane to ceramics. Plus, there’ll be a killer selection of food vendors and live music on offer. Weekend, sorted! For all the details, click here.
Bollywood At The Museum
Presented as part of BrisAsia Festival, the Museum of Brisbane is bringing the colour and movement of the iconic Holi festival direct to Brisbane this week. The Museum will be screening one of two classic Bollywood films to get you in the spirit of the occasion. But the real magic happens before the movie, when you’ll be able to perfect your Bollywood dance skills and be decorated with henna body point in preparation for the magical journey that is Bollywood cinema. For all the details, click here.
In other news, salted caramel gin is now a thing and we need. it. now.
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