The heat might be here (is there ever such a thing as spring in Brisbane?) but that doesn’t mean it’s time to retreat to your air conditioned sanctum quite yet. This week Brisbane has a killer selection of things to do, eat and see. We’re talking hip-hop dance classes, a 00's show-themed trivia night and a cooking class presented by the one and only Matt Golinski.
Ready to get started? Round up the squad and scroll down for five incredible things to do in Brisbane this week.
Wednesday 11th October
Who Ya Gonna Call At QUT Literary Salon
In celebration of the month of all thinks spooky, the QUT Literary Salon will be hosting another knock-out event this Wednesday. Aptly named Who Ya Gonna Cool, this month’s salon invites attendees to share the things that make their skin crawl on a windy, moonless night. Student readers drawn from the local QUT community will be on hand to give the atmosphere that extra oomph while beloved Australian author and fantasy extraordinaire Isobelle Carmody is also set to make an appearance. Taking place at The Menagerie from 6pm, you’ll want to wrap yours hands around a mug of hot chocolate for a chilling night. We totally won’t judge you if you leave the lights on when you go to bed after the event. For more information, click here.
Hip Hop In Heels
If you’ve ever dreamed of busting a move a la Beyoncé, this new dance course from the legends over at Dance Culture was made for you. Hip Hop in Heels is a four-week course that aims to improve your natural rhythm and confidence and leave you feeling like the fierce goddess you were born to be—all with the help of a trusty pair of heels. Taught by Roshni Rebecca, a legend amongst Dance Culture’s team of superstars, this class is the perfect excuse to round up your girl squad and dance away the stresses of the day. The first class takes place this Wednesday at The Dance Works, with the fun kicking off at 6:30pm. For more information, click here.
The OC Trivia Night
California, here we come—or, well, the closest we can get to it after that weekend smashed avo bender. OC fans of Brisbane it’s time put away the DVD box-set and head to Beach Burrito Fortitude Valley to let your knowledge shine. No longer will your obsession be restricted to awkward party small talk. Now you have the chance to be the reigning OC trivia champ of Brisbane. Round up your favourite people, order an ample supply of fried chicken tacos and show the world who is boss. Don’t worry, you can thank us later. The festivities will take place from 6:30pm and you can find all the deets here.
Heaps Cooked: Brisbane’s First Cookluck Club
The first of its kind in Brisbane, Heaps Cooked will introduce attendees to the method of ‘boss cooking’, or the way that chefs create tastebud-tantalising food with whatever ingredients are thrown at them. Hosted by the Youth Food Movement and presented by Matt Golinski, of Ready Steady Cook fame, the event is designed to help you learn how to minimise on food waste, and save those precious dollaroos, while still cooking up some seriously good grub. A number of young movers and shakers from the food world will also be presenting talks on urban farming and community gardens, amongst other topics. Oh and did we mention that dinner and a drink is included in the ticket price? Uh, yes please! Get yourself to The Soul Pantry this Wednesday at 6:30pm for a feast to remember. For more information, click here.
Thursday 12th October
Cirque Du Soleil presents Toruk The First Flight
The myth, the legend, Cirque Du Soleil is back in Brisbane this week and we couldn’t be more pumped. This time the acrobatic-come-wizardry extravaganza is back with a show inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar. Think death-defying stunts, cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and one killer soundtrack, with the whole shebang being supplemented by Cirque Du Soleil doing what they do best. Toruk The First Flight is set a thousand years before the events of the film and promises to be one hootin’ good time. Bring on the blue people, we’re ready. The spectacular will take place at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. For more information, and to get tickets, click here.
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