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10 Of The Best Events Popping Up In Brisbane

By Phoebe Grealy - 13 Nov 2015

The Royal Croquet Garden Party at South Bank | Image credit: Ariana Gillrie

Sometimes all we need in life is a bit of a heads up.

“Hey, there’s gum on that seat!”

“You’re really going to need your umbrella later!”

Unfortunately real life doesn’t come with these alerts, but at least we can give you a heads up on some of the best things to do in Brisbane this month so even if you’ve sat in gum or have frizzy hair, you can still have a good time regardless.

We’ve partnered with Bankwest (the guys who’ve added handy Bankwest Easy Alerts to their mobile banking app) to find the best pop-up events happening around town this month. What are you waiting for? Head to these awesome events while you can (and don’t forgot to watch where you’re sitting!)

#1 The Royal Croquet Club Garden Party

One of Australia’s coolest and slickest garden parties has arrived in our fair city; we’ve got our very own Royal Croquet Club Garden Party! Taking over South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt for 17 whole fun-filled days, Royal Croquet Club Brisbane is entertaining the pants off Brisbane with a killer line up of food, music, performing arts and croquet.

Where: South Bank
When: 6—22 November
For more information click here

#2 Brisbane Etsy Markets

Get ready to shop because the best of Brisbane's local Etsy sellers are bringing their unique, hand-crafted and vintage wares out for a one-day Etsy market experience. There are also craft workshops and artist demo's running across the day.

Where: Ground Floor, City Hall
When: 9.00pm—3.00pm, 28 November
For more information click here

#3 QAGOMA Christmas Design Store

Featuring more than 40 leading independent craft and design artists, the QAGOMA Store Christmas Design Market will provide a smorgasbord of high-quality handmade objects and gifts – ceramics, jewellery, textiles and paper products makes it the perfect place to do all your Christmas shopping!

Where: GOMA Cultural Precinct
When: 9.00am—4.00pm, 28 November
Fore more information click here

#4 Brisbane Thai Festival

The annual Brisbane Thai Festival aims to promote harmony between the Thai and Australian communities while sharing and celebrating the richness of delicious Thai food and traditions.

Where: Roma Street Parklands
When: 10.00am— 7.00pm, 15 November
For more information click here

#5 Open Air Cinema At Canvas

Cinema classics outdoors on a balmy Brisbane night? Winning! Canvas’ Open Air Cinema in every month featuring old school classics is the perfect date night locale. Lock it in!

Where: Canvas Cocktail and Wine Bar
When: Throughout November
For more information click here

#6 Lunch On The Lawn at Bulimba Festival

Run over a week, the Bulimba Festival includes fun for everyone who lives in (or loves) Bulimba and culminates in the famous ‘Lunch On The Lawn’ music event on the 15th of November. Pack your picnic and get ready to chill out to an afternoon of tunes, with local favourites The Grates headlining.

Where: Bulimba Memorial Park
When: 15 November
For more information click here

#7 All About E Launches in Brisbane

Independent cinema release ‘All About E’ hits Brisbane for 3 days only. The story of a beautiful DJ who is forced on the run when she stumbles on a stash of cash has been described as the Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert for women!

Where: New Farm and Indooropilly Cinemas
When:  23—25 November
Tickets: $25 per person, book here

#8 Eat Street Markets' Pop-Up Drive-In Cinema

The Eat Street Markets are adding a pop-up Drive-In and Outdoor Cinema to their repertoire! What does this mean? Bring in all the World Famous Funnel Cakes or Golden Gaytime doughnuts as you like while you settle in to watch the latest movies in the comfort of your own car or by the river in comfy Moon Chairs (or BYO pillows and blankets).

Where:  Hamilton
When: 6—30 November
Tickets: from $32 per car, book here

#9 Sourdough Workshop at Wandering Cooks

Since 2012 The Art Of Eating have taught hundreds of Brisbane foodies how to make the delicious sourdough bread. Check out the final workshop for 2015 where you can learn everything you need to know about making a starter culture, kneading, fermenting and, of course, eating sourdough bread at home!

Where:  Wandering Cooks
When:  30 November
Tickets:  $60, book here

#10 Brisbane Bandits Home Series

Brisbane’s premier baseball team the Bandits are at home for a Home Series match up against rivals, Canberra. Swing by to play ball and enjoy the game while Brisbane’s best food trucks roll in with all the pizza, BBQ, tacos and hot dogs you could want!

Where:  AFA Stadium, Holloway Field
When:  13 – 15 November
Tickets: From $10, book here

Image credit: Ariana Gillrie

Editor's Note: This article is proudly sponsored by Bankwest and endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy. 

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