Monday blues have nothing on Brisbane. Our humble little city is coming at you again this week with a killer line-up of things to do, see and taste all damn week. It's time to dust off those stretchy pants and break out your artsy beret because this week we’ve found everything from a chocolate-themed high tea set to start your Easter weekend off right to a shiny new art installation you won’t be able to walk past.
And all you have to do is take a little scrolly scroll and lock every single one of these bad boys into your iCal. Here are five awesome things to do in Brisbane this week (you're freaking welcome).
Wednesday 28 March
Floating Yoga Pop-Up Class
First there was hot yoga, then aerial yoga and now there’s a new type of meditative exercise that combines two of our favourite things: pools and yoga. Brought to you by Salti Float, the minds behind the much-raved-about floating yoga mat, this Floating Yoga Pop-Up Class is the perfect way to dip your toes (see what we did there?) into the world of floating yoga. The class will be held at the adorable heritage-listed Spring Hill Baths and you'll be practicing your flow in a way that is guaranteed to keep you in the zone. The floating aspect of this style of yoga is designed to keep you focused on the present moment—because there’s a high chance you’ll be getting wet if you space out—while building some killer core strength. Plus, it’s just plain fun. Salti, consider this challenge accepted. The pop-up class will kick off at 12pm. For all the details, click here.
Virtual Reality Workshop
So yoga’s not really your thing? Well, how about a virtual reality workshop with VR expert Angus Stevens instead? Hosted at JMC Academy’s Brisbane campus, this workshop will walk you through everything you need to know about virtual reality as a technology and the industry surrounding it. Angus Stevens – the managing director of Start VR, Australia’s leading dedicated VR studio, will be your guide on a magical journey covering the best techniques for capturing compelling VR content, where VR fits in in the creative world and a complete overview of how to incorporate VR into film and animation. So even if you have just a tiny inkling of an interest in virtual reality, you’re not going to want to miss this. Take part in the virtual reality workshop at 75 Grey Street from 4:30pm. For all the details, and to get tickets, click here.
Thursday 29 March
One Million Stars Art Installation At King George Square
If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past six months, you might have noticed that the Commonwealth Games are rapidly approaching our territory. In anticipation, artist Maryann Talia Pau has transformed King George Square with one breathtaking immersive art installation. And yes, you do need to check this out. Dubbed One Million Stars, the artwork consists of a four-metre high, 14-metre wide dome composed entirely of brightly coloured star garlands which you can walk inside of. The stars, which are made of paper, were created by participants from over 15 countries around the world in order to encourage communities to come together through the peaceful practice of string weaving. At night, the installation will be lit up and you’ll be encouraged to stay a while and reflect on the many hands that went into creating this stunning piece of art. If you ask us, Thursday night plans = sorted. One Million Stars will be available for viewing from Thursday 29 March to Sunday 15 April. For all the details, click here.
Friday 30 March
Chocolate High Tea For Two
Chocoholics, your time to shine is here. The Easter long weekend is officially upon us this week and we couldn’t be more pumped. Luckily, the team over at Nest Brisbane is sharing the same chocolate-themed feels and decided to throw a chocolate high tea for two in the spirit of all things Easter. The high tea will cost a solid $50 for two fortunate souls and will deliver to your mouth, a slew of chocolate-themed dishes. Think chocolate-filled doughnuts, dark chocolate and orange brulee, decadent opera cake and white chocolate dipped strawberries. We’re not drooling, you’re drooling. In traditional high tea fashion, you’ll also be pairing your chocolate feast with a selection of tea and coffee. And you’ll get to do it all in Nest’s ultra-chic CBD location. Time to dig out these extra fancy stretch pants, friends—you’re going to need them. The Nest chocolate high tea for two will be available from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April. For all the details, and to nab tickets, click here.
The Duck’s Long Weekend Eggstravaganza!
Just in case a chocolate overdose wasn’t enough to sate your Easter cravings, The Defiant Duck is coming at you with a whole weekend’s worth of things to do, see and taste. Known officially as The Duck’s Long Weekend Eggstravaganza, and unofficially as the party that keeps on giving, the weekend line-up includes a combination of killer local talent, meal deals worth rolling out of bed for and enough cheeky bevvies to wash all that chocolate down with. Here’s just a teaser: Good Friday at the Defiant Duck has been officially rebranded Great Friday and will allow you to eat your way through as many tacos, burgers and share plates as you please for a fraction of the usual price. And that’s all before we get to the live entertainment line-up and discounted cocktails scattered throughout the weekend. See what we mean? The Defiant Duck isn’t messing around on this one. The Duck’s Long Weekend Eggstravaganza will take place from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April. For all the details, click here.
Prepped and ready for the Easter long weekend? We bet you haven’t read our complete run down on the best Easter chocolate everything to eat in Brisbane.
Image Credit: Jenna Fahey-White