Brisbane says nay to your weekday blues and proposes something a little better: a full line-up of things to do, see and taste. This week we’ve found everything from a musical performance combining percussion with electronics, an attempt to set a new world record and a dinner highlighting zero waste. But do you want to know the best part? All you have to do is gather the squad and pick one of the 5 awesome things to do this week in Brisbane. It’s a tough choice, we know.
Tuesday 22 May
Zero Waste Autumn Beer Dinner at Newstead Brewing Co.
In a bid to highlight the accessibility of zero waste cooking, the actual legends over at Newstead Brewing Co have banded together with OzHarvest to create a seasonal dinner unlike any you’ve seen before. The aptly-named Zero Waste Autumn Beer Dinner will see you chowing down on a four course meal, with 100% of the produce used in the endeavour saved from heading to landfill. Each course comes paired with its very own beer, with Newstead Brewing Co brewing up a 100% zero waste beer specifically for the occasion which will remain on tap as a karma keg until it runs out. A.K.A the cost of every glass of beer will go towards charity, alongside all proceeds made from ticket sales. For all the details, and to nab tickets, click here.
Louise Devenish: music for percussion and electronics
What do you get when you take the powerful sound of percussion and combine it with all the magic of electronics? Why Louise Devenish’s collection of solo works, of course! Louise specialises in mixing the deep sounds of gongs and glockenspiels with electronic processing, samples and subwoofers, all of it resulting in an immersive, multi-faceted musical experience that hits all the right, er, notes. Louise will be performing a number of works by musical heavy-hitters like Andrian Pertout, Stuart James, Cat Hope and Kate Moore. Catch Louise Devenish for yourself at Jugglers Art Space. For all the details, click here.
Wednesday 23 May
Stargazing World Record Attempt Brisbane
Ever wanted to be a part of setting a new Guinness World Record? In this event you won’t want to miss, stargazers across Australia will be coming together to set a new record for Most People Stargazing Across Multiple Venues At The Same Time. Brisbane’s contribution to this the most revered of records will be taking place on the Celebration Lawn at Roma Street Parklands, with event registration kicking off at 7pm. Presented by the ABC in collaboration with The Australian National University and Brisbane Marketing, the stargazing event will include food trucks, star-themed activities and a live screening of Stargazing Live with Brian Cox. A single ticket will cost you less than a tenner and will provide you with a telescope that you get to keep after the night is finished. Finally, a chance to tick both stargazing and setting a new world record off our bucket lists. If you need us, you know where to find us. For all the details, click here.
Thursday 24 May
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at JoJo’s
If you haven’t yet had the chance to visit JoJo’s Instagrammable-AF digs at West End, we’ve just found you the perfect reason to do so. In support of the Cancer Council, JoJo’s is throwing Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea! A glass of bubbly on arrival, nibbles galore, live entertainment and a celebrity cake decorating competition with Bianca Dye await. And that’s all before we get to the raffle. If JoJo’s regular menu is anything to go by—home of the popcorn chicken salad and the best espresso martinis south of the river—you won’t want to miss this one. For all the details, and to get tickets, click here.
Friday 25 May
Queensland Swing Festival
Harking back to a time of epic parties and even better fashion, the first annual Queensland Swing Festival is kicking off this Friday. Building on the success of Sunshine Swing, the Queensland Swing Festival is all about gathering together for three poppin’ nights of social swing dancing. We’re talking performances from live bands, tunes from DJs specialising in swing music and an official after party venue that’s open until 3am. Don’t even get us started on the workshops on offer, led by swing superstars Charlie and Rebecka DecaVita, hailing all the way from Sweden. Ready to level up your dancing skills? Get thee to the Queensland Swing Festival ASAP. For all the details, click here.
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