There’s no time for the Monday blues this week, friends, because Brisbane is here with that all-important cure for the dreaded Mondayitis: a killer line-up of things to do, see and taste in our little ol’ city. This week we’re talking everything from a live, interactive version of Cluedo to an Italian-themed Friday night knock-off event to the opening of the Spanish Film Festival. And all you have to do is convince your squad to go with you. Inside tip: show them this round-up of 5 awesome things to do this week in Brisbane and the rest will take care of itself. Don’t worry, you can thank us later.
Monday 23 April
The result of one epic collaboration between La Boite Theatre Company and Multicultural Queensland, The Village is interactive storytelling like you’ve never seen it before. Returning after a sell-out premiere season in 2017, The Village showcases the cultural diversity of Australia by letting you hear the first-hand accounts of refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. To put it simply, The Village is all about giving ordinary people who found themselves in exceptional circumstances the chance to tell their extraordinary stories. And it’s rolling into Brisbane for two weeks only at La Boite Theatre Company in Kelvin Grove from today! Need we say more? Get your tickets here.
Tuesday 24 April
Cluedo! The Interactive Game
What do you get when you take all the intrigue of a murder-mystery party and combine it with the puzzle-based shenanigans of an escape room? Why, Cluedo! The Interactive Game, of course! Brought to you by the legends over at Brisbane Immersive Ensemble, this mega-scale version of everyone’s favourite board game will see you dropped in the middle of Baedeker Wine Bar as you try to catch a murderer before time runs out. Set against a lavish 1930s high society party backdrop, you’ll be asked to decipher clues, dive into the personal lives of the party’s peculiar guests, search for weapons and try to find the dastardly culprit in true Cluedo style. Oh and did we mention the whole experience will be underscored by a live jazz band and an unending supply of mouth-watering food and wine. Sign. Us. Up. For more information, click here.
Thursday 26 April
Spanish Film Festival Opening Night
Dios mio! The Spanish Film Festival – hosted at Palace Barracks – is back for another year and we couldn’t be more excited. Honour this auspicious occasion and join the opening night fiesta to be treated to a cheeky premiere screening of Spanish dance-floor comedy The Tribe. A ticket to the opening night will net you a glass of Freixenet Cava on arrival, a ticket to one side-splittingly hilarious film, and entrance to a killer after party. Think Torres Wines, gourmet tapas and live entertainment in the spirit of the occasion. Trust us, you’ll never want to slum it at your standard cinema-going experience again. For more information, click here.
Friday 27 April
We’ll be the first to say it: TGIF. Do something a little different this Friday at knock-off time and head over to Marchetti, located inside Tatersalls Arcade on Edward St, for their signature Aperitivo Friday’s. Marchetti is delivering the goods with one fine selection of artisanal wines, signature Italian spritzes and antipasto platters aplenty from 5pm every Friday. Did someone say prosciutto on toasted ciabatta served with an ample supply of summery AF Aperol Spritz? What can we say, you had us at antipasto. We’ll see you there, fam. For all the details, click here.
King’s Day Celebrations
We love a good chance to celebrate as much as the next person, and when that party comes in combination with the heavenly pastry-goodness that is Stroopwafels we low-key start screaming. That’s where Birdees comes in by throwing their very own King’s Day party to remember. A holiday celebrated in the Netherlands, King’s Day at Birdees doubles as a way to embrace all things Dutch in one amazing package. Think a plethora of mouth-watering Dutch treats, one toe-tapping Dutch-inspired soundtrack and plenty of games and prizes to give away. Inside tip: don your best orange get-up, order a Heineken and chow down on a Stroopwafel (or twelve) to really get into the spirit of things. Don’t worry, King’s Day is officially a diet free zone. For all the details, click here.
Remember what we said about Brisbane being a diet free zone? Test the limits of that assumption with this round-up of 50 of Brisbane’s best fried dishes.
Image credit: Cluedo