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9 Epic Things To Do This Long Weekend In Brisbane

By Erin Curtain - 25 Jan 2018

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As you may know, this weekend happens to be a long one. Now, just because our government hasn’t caught up with the times, doesn’t mean we can’t take full advantage of three days of workless bliss. Lucky for us there are a plethora of events on this weekend in Brisbane that want you to continue the celebrations, so without further ado, here are our top picks for where and how you should spend your long weekend.

Thursday 25 January

Ginuary

Yep, you read that right. Let the celebrations be-gin and throw away any thought of a dry January, because Covent Garden is holding their inaugural Ginuary event and, you guessed it, it is all about gin. For those of you who are not yet sold on the cool, classy, crispness in a glass that is a gin cocktail, get yourself to Covent Garden tonight for cocktails and canapés that will stretch well in to the evening. Just make sure you book tickets!

When: 6pm, 25 January
Where: Covent Garden
To book tickets, click here.

Grill & Distill

If rum is more your flavour, Pig ‘N’ Whistle is throwing their own beverage-focused evening tonight too. Head to Redbank Plains for their Rum Appreciation Dinner where you will enjoy a welcoming cocktail, canapés galore, as well as four stunning meals paired with the perfect nip of rum.

When: 6:30pm, 25 January
Where: Pig ‘N’ Whistle
For more information, click here.

Metro Arts 2018 Season Launch

Calling all theatre lovers; this one is for you! Metro Arts no doubt has a cracker season approaching for the start of the year, and what better way to announce it than with an equally cracking party! All are welcome to their 2018 Season Launch where you will find out the details of shows to come as well as rub elbows with their creators and stars.

When: 6pm 25 January
Where: Metro Arts
For more information, click here.

Friday 26 January

Green Beacon’s 5th Birthday Bash

Five years old already? Our little Green Beacon is growing up so fast! Celebrate by making it to their birthday bash this Friday. There will be beer, food, chilled tunes and chiller vibes. Salts Food Truck will be making a lengthy appearance to satiate your hunger with fish, chips, and burgers, plus there will be fresh seafood on the menu. Oh, did we mention there will be a Mango Milkshake IPA? Come check out their new and extremely special brew and wish them a happy birthday!

When: 12pm, 26 January
Where: Green Beacon Brewing
For more information, click here.

Grease At The Drive-In

Speaking of birthdays, 40 years ago Aussie babe Liv Newton-John starred in the best ever film to watch at a drive-in—Grease. This classic only gets better with age, and to celebrate the 40-year milestone, Yatala drive-in will be screening it this Friday night. Bring your own Grease Lightning (really a gross name for a car when you think about it) and wear spandex and a perm for this monumental event.

When: 7pm, 26 January
Where: Yatala Drive-In
For more information, click here.

Saturday 27 January

The Very Bestest Beers Of 2017

Take a trip to yesteryear by reliving it through the beer. Bloodhound Bar has taken on the burdensome task of determining what were the best beers of 2017 and recreating the experience this Saturday. They have taken the votes and will have the winners on tap so that you can sip your way through the mems of 2017.

When: 12pm, 27 January
Where: Bloodhound Bar
For more information, click here.

Hottest 100 Party At Riverland

As expected, there are plenty of venues hosting their own Triple J Hottest 100 parties this weekend. If you are after a great vibe with views of the river and full coverage of the list itself, check out Riverland this Saturday. Not only will they be pumping 2017’s greatest hits from over 20 speakers, they will also have live music after #1, as well as street eats and beer a-plenty.

When: 27 January
Where: Riverland Brisbane
For more information, click here.

Sunday 28 January

Big Screen On The Green

Are you into the tennis but also the finer things in life? Where better to watch the Aussie Open finals than at Eagle Farm Racecourse. There will be gourmet food, a DJ, lawn games, and of course the women’s and men’s finals on the big screen. Pop on your party dress and grab a Pimms while you spend a leisurely afternoon watching sweaty people hit balls to one another.

When: 27 January 4pm-late, 28 January 2:30pm-late
Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse
For more information, click here.

Don’t Miss Out

Adam Devine

Remember the guy from The Treblemakers that Rebel Wilson gets with in Pitch Perfect? Well, he just so happens to be hilarious in his own right and making his Australian stand-up debut, hitting Brisbane this Monday night. Tickets are selling out fast for Adam Devine’s ‘Weird Life’ set, so make sure you book fast before you miss out!

When: 7:30pm, 29th January
Where: The Tivoli
For more information, click here.

Image credit: Toni Cuenca

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