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The MINI Edition | Top 10 Things To Do In Brisbane This March

By Sophia McMeekin - 26 Feb 2015

In the wake of Febfast (and with Jan’s detox a fading, laughable memory) the arrival of March means we’re on the hunt for things to do in Brisbane like nobody’s business. 

From pool parties, to BYO degustations, shopping and champagne, to music festivals—hell, we’ve even got guilt-free ice cream— consider this your urban survival guide to the next 31 days.

What are you waiting for? Get your butt into gear and check out all the rad happenings in store this month in Brisbane. That’s March sorted.

#10 Sip Your Cellar | Moda

We love it that the gang at Moda have managed to make a four course degustation by the one and only Javier Codina even better by being total sports and letting you BYO wine from your own cellar. This monthly event is held in Moda’s Wine Room and is a must for Brisbane foodies and wine lovers alike. [waiting on menu details]

When: Wednesday 4th March

#9 La Sylphide | Queensland Ballet

Overdosed on MKR? Know a little too much about Kimye’s movements? You need a culture injection, stat, and we have just the thing. One of the world’s most adored romantic ballets, La Sylphide, is coming to town. This ballet follows the tragic plight of James the Scotsman as he’s bewitched on his wedding day by a beautiful sylph—kind of like My Best Friend’s Wedding, but with tutus.

When: 20th March – 31th March

#8 CocoWhip | Pawpaw Café

What if we told you there was a new, 99% fat free, vegan, organic ice cream available in Brisbane, and you’ve been eating Sara Lee this whole time like a full-fat rookie? #Regret. Well, Pawpaw Café have teamed up with Gold Coast café, BSKT to bring CocoWhip to the good people of Brisbane. Made with coconut water and probiotics, this coconutty treat clocks in at less than 90 cals per serve, and available with a bevvy of yummy toppings, in-house or out of Pawpaw’s takeaway window. Put it on your gotta-eat-this-month list. 

When: All month long!

#7 A Day on The Green | Sirromet Wineries

Pack a picnic rug, over order on the cheese and crackers, and get down with peroxide-happy rock icon, Billy Idol at the latest edition of A Day on The Green at the gorg' Sirromet Winery

When: Sunday March 19th

#6 Adam D’Sylva Celebrity Chef Degustation | Longtime

One of Melbourne’s finest culinary masterminds is making the pilgrimage to little old Brisvegas for one night of gastronomical greatness. If you’re not familiar with Adam D’Sylva’s work you’ve been living with your head in a KFC bucket: his Melbourne restaurant Coda is a temple of Euro Asian-fusion delights, while little sis’ venue Tonka is dishing up Indian fare folks go crazy for. And now he’s all ours for one 10-course meal to end all meals. D’Sylva’s insane 21st century kitchen skillz combined with Longtime’s tongue-in-cheek deliciousness is a recipe for success.

When: Tuesday 17th March

#5 David Lynch | GoMA

You already know his work as a kooky and cool film-maker, but you’ve never experienced David Lynch like this before. David Lynch: Between Two Worlds includes over 200 of Lynch’s works, including his photography, visual art, and screenings of his many films and videos. This essential Brisbane artsy event should be down in the diary of every Twin Peaks die-hard.

When:  14th March – 7th June

#4 Champagne and Sashimi Sundays | Sake

Can you put your hand on your heart and say you have enough sashimi in your life? We thought not. That’s why you need to get down to this weekly Brisbane fish and fizz fiasco that is Champagne and Sashimi Sundays at Sake. A Brisbane Sunday sesh’ for the stylin’ set, pop on down and enjoy the last of summer on Sake’s deck with the pretty people.

When: Every Sunday

#3 Marie Claire Up Late | James St

If you’ve got a pashun for fashun, or just prefer a shopping sesh if it comes with champagne, you need to get your stylish ass down to Mare Claire Up Late. Gain indispensible fashion advice from your favourite designers, meet the Marie Claire team and bask in their beauty wisdom, and, most importantly, bulk up your wardrobe at some of Brisbane’s hottest boutiques. Heads up: There are Marie Claire gift bags up for grabs for the first 1000 visitors.

When: March 12th 6-9pm

#2 Pooltino | Lennons Pool Terrace & Bar at NEXT Hotel

We love a poolside party, but throw some Latino-inspired cocktails into the mix and we’re talking Friday night perfection. A new Brisbane event guaranteed to keep your after-work drinks sesh’ fresh, Lennons Pool Terrace and Bar’s Pooltino party is the place to be seen come knock off.

When: Every Friday night from 6pm

#1 French Film Festival

Face it, the French are just plain old cooler than us, so we say instead of wallowing in despair that you’re not a size zero on an all-pastry diet, we say embrace all things French this March when the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival hits town. Award winning films, champagne, and popcorn galore: you know you want to go to there.

When: 13th March – 1st April

Can't wait to hit up all the events this month? Well why not WIN somethin' while you do?! Simply Instagram and tag @miniaustralia and #theminiedition when you are at any of the 10 March events, and you’ll be in the draw to win a $250 dining experience at LongtimeClick here for more details.

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