What time is it? Well, maybe not summer time, but it is time for another week of things to do, see and taste in our fair city. This week Brisbane is coming at you with one epic line-up of events. Think movie screenings accompanied by a Japanese buffet, the return of the Brisbane Street Art Festival and a creative AF design market you won’t want to miss. And all you have to do is wrangle the squad into hitting them all up with you. Need some help in that department? Just show them this list of five awesome things to do this week in Brisbane.
Trust us, the rest will take care of itself.
Monday 9 April
Brisbane Youth Week 2018
Youngsters of Brisbane, look out, because Brisbane Youth Week is back for another year, and it’s bigger and better than ever. Taking place from 6 till 15 April, Brisbane Youth Week covers over 100 workshops, activities and events in every corner of little ol’ Brisbane. Think music festivals, dance parties and workshops in everything from filmmaking to eco-friendly dying. But do you want to know the best part? Everything just so happens to be totally free. Now that sounds like our kind of party. Go on, what are you waiting for? For the full jam-packed program, make sure you click here.
Wednesday 11 April
Ramen Wednesdays at Gerard’s Bar
You know what goes really well with knock-off time on Wednesday? Why, ramen courtesy of the actual legends over at Gerard’s Bar, of course! That’s where Ramen Wednesdays come in, brought back by the demand of hungry Brisbaneites everywhere. Dishing out the goods from their Fortitude Valley location, Gerard’s will be serving up rich, authentic-style pork ramen and Japanese sake every Wednesday for your tasting pleasure. Each bowl of ramen comes stuffed full of macadamia-fed charcuterie pork, soy-pickled eggs and crunchy nori, ladled over lovingly handmade egg noodles. We’re not drooling, you’re drooling. Ramen Wednesdays kick off from 4pm every Wednesday, with these little bowls of heaven only being available until they’re all sold out. And trust us; they’re definitely going to sell out. Grab all the details here.
Thursday 12 April
Within These Walls Exhibition
A unique exhibition presented in conjunction with the iconic Brisbane Street Art Festival, Within These Walls will see a group showcase of artists from past and present make their home within the Brisbane Powerhouse. Running for one month from 11 April, this bad boy is all about opening your eyes to the artistic talent that resides in our city. The exhibition will feature paintings, photographs, sketches and drawings produced by some of Brisbane’s most talented residents. And with over 200 artists contributing to the exhibition, that’s a whole lot of talent on display. Can’t wait to feast your eyes on some killer art? Make sure you head to the Powerhouse on Thursday 12 April to participate in the opening night festivities. For all the details, click here.
Isle of Dogs Feast & Screening
Brisbane is killing it with the Japanese-themed festivities this week. Just when you thought all-you-can-eat ramen was enough, the Elizabeth Picture Theatre (AKA Brisbane’s newest swanky AF heritage-listed cinema) goes and drops a screening of Isle of Dogs accompanied by one killer menu. The latest masterpiece from Wes Anderson is a stop-motion film focusing on the story of Atari Kobayashi and his search for his bodyguard-dog, Spots, in a dystopian Japan. To make your theatre-going experience as immersive as possible, the Elizabeth Picture Theatre is offering up a Japanese-inspired buffet to accompany the special screening. We’re talking miso soup, salted edamame, chicken karaage and tempura vegetables to boot. And it’s all included in your ticket price. It’s official: if you need us, we’ll be feasting over at the Elizabeth Picture Theatre from 6:30pm. To join us, click here.
Friday 13 April
BNE Design Market
Collecting the crème de la crème of Brisbane’s artists and designers in one place, the BNE Design Market is set to be the one-stop shop for your next big spree. Taking place in King George Square from Friday 13 April, the BNE Design Market will feature a curated selection of jewellery, homewares, fashion, ceramics, stationery and accessories from over 30 local creatives. Created as part of Festival 2018 (the arts and culture program celebrating the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games) the market will also see the Museum of Brisbane host a series of artist talks and hands-on workshops. Yep, you read that right, as well as picking up a gorgeous new pot for your plant babies or your next wardrobe warrior, you could also get the chance to learn a new skill or two. Uh, sign us the heck up! For all the details, make sure you click here.
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