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5 Awesome Things To Do This Week In Brisbane

By Shannon Coward - 02 Apr 2018


Guys, it’s official: Brisbane is the city that just keeps on giving. If you thought the weekend line-up was big, wait till you see what our fair city has in store this week.

We’re talking everything from pop-up inflatable theme parka (yes, you read that right) to a screening of Dirty Dancing underneath twinkling starlight. And all you have to do is gather the squad and pick your fave. Here are 5 awesome things to do this week in Brisbane. 

Monday 2 April

The Inflatable Factory

What do you get when you combine all the magic of a bouncy castle with a theme park? You get The Inflatable Factory. Rolling into the Samford Valley this week, The Inflatable Factory is Australia’s biggest inflatable theme park, and it’s open to both children and adults. The playground will feature bouncing pits, slides and even an obstacle course, with the little humans getting their own private area to run around in. An adult ticket will cost you a cool $17 dollarydoos and will net you two hours of fun. For all the details, click here.

Tuesday 3 April

On The Couch With Brendan From Unico Zelo

Wandering Cooks is at it again, and this time they’re inviting vino extraordinaire Brendan Carter (of Unico Zelo fame) to their iconic couch for one killer evening. Held regularly throughout the year, On The Couch is a series where expert talks combine with a foodie feast. This week, Brendan Carter will be walking attendees through the stories, secrets and notable successes of his wildly innovative winemaking world. You'll also be able to sip the unique flavours of five of Unico Zelo’s new releases. Catch Brendan at the Corner of Cordelia Street and Fish Lane from 5:30pm. For all the details, click here.

Wednesday 4 April

Dirty Dancing at Sunset Cinema

Open-air cinemas are sweeping across Brisbane, and we couldn’t be more psyched. This time, the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens have hopped on the bandwagon and created their very own outdoor cinema: Sunset Cinema. This Wednesday they're screening everyone’s favourite 80’s romantic drama —Dirty Dancing. Join Patrick Swoony and have the time of your life (see what we did there) as you kick back with a feast courtesy of the team over at The Dapper and Chic and a cocktail from the on-site candy bar. Gates open at 5pm. For all the details, and to get tickets, click here.

Disobedient Daughters Opening Night

Created by emerging curator and arts writer Sophia Cai, Disobedient Daughters is a brand-spankin' new art exhibition at Metro Arts, challenging the common visual tropes of Asian women. As part of the exhibition, nine female artists will explore the race, gender and societal expectations of Asian women and how they're portrayed in the popular media. The line-up of artists includes names like Mihyun Kang, Andy Mullens and Pixy Liao, amongst many talented others. Disobedient Daughters will be on display at 109 Edward Street from 4 April – 21 April. For all the details, click here.

Friday 6 April

Women Of The World Festival

Ladies of Brisbane, this one’s for you. Rolling into the Brisbane Powerhouse for this weekend only, Women Of The World (also known as WOW) has teamed up with Festival 2018, the state-wide cultural festival taking over the Gold Coast in celebration of the Commonwealth Games, to bring together the women and girls of the Commonwealth of Nations for one killer conversation. Led by thought leaders, artists and women from over 20 Commonwealth nations, Women Of The World is all about celebrating diversity and tackling the big issues affecting women across the globe. Expect panel discussions, keynotes, interviews and short talks. For all the details, click here.

Like your weekends a little more vehicle-based? Make sure you check out these stunning road trips to take around Brisbane.

Image Credit: Sunset Cinema 

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