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13 Incredible Things To Do This Weekend In Brisbane

By Erin Curtain
9th Nov 2017


Spring is downright glorious here in Brisbane: the rain has cleared up, the heat is here to stay, and there is a flood of new events just waiting to be attended.

This weekend in Brisbane has something in store for everyone; from theatre lovers, to high-end socialites, to the ultimate movie buffs among you. Just because Melbourne Cup is over doesn’t mean you should sulk home alone, we have compiled a list of the best Brisbane events you should attend this weekend to keep your social life strong!

All Weekend


To kick of the list we have the mother of all events for superfans and cosplayers alike. That’s right, Supanova is back in Brisbane for another year and it is packing some serious heat. Just the guest line up alone includes the iconic Stan Lee and Millie Bobby Brown, otherwise known as Eleven from Stanger Things.  Come dressed to impress as your fave cosplay and experience everything Supanova has to offer over their epic three day run.

When: 10–12 November
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
For more information, click here.


For this weekend only, Wax Lyrical Productions is teaming up with Brisbane Powerhouse Arts to bring us the dark comedy Nineteen. This Australian play follows the story of four young men living in a share house, a situation probably way too familiar for most of us, as are the multiple shenanigans that ensue. Nineteen is sure to be an Australian gem, so don't miss out on the world premier this Thursday.

When: 9–12 November
Where: Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
For more information, click here.

Finders Keepers Market

The Brisbane Finders Keepers Market has been growing bigger and better each year, and 2017 is no exception. Held at the Brisbane Showground over three days you can expect plenty of great eats, both classic and debut stalls, live music, and their freshest new attraction, a bar! Whether you want to spend a day browsing for bargains with coffee in hand or admiring the over 200 independent art and design stalls while sipping on an icy beer, Finders Keepers has you covered!

When: 10–12 November
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds
For more information, click here.

Thursday 9th November

Wine Maker Series

Can anyone say no to a Thursday night full of amazing Australian wine and awesome French food? Greenglass will be strutting their stuff this Thursday with their first ever Wine Maker event. Spokenwine and Quealy Winemakers have teamed up to bring you the very best of wine, serving seven pours on the night, each carefully paired with the ideal canapés to bring out the robust flavours. Night made.

When: Thursday 9 November, 7pm
Where: Greenglass, Brisbane CBD
For more information, click here.

Friday 10th November

Recreate Twilight Market and Paper Fashion Show

Back for another year is the Recreate Twilight Market, along with the ever so stylish Paper Fashion Show. Stop by to celebrate National Recycling Week and learn all about how to keep our city clean, fresh, and of course, stylish. There will be paper fashion on the runway as well as plenty of food trucks, live music, and stalls to keep the day thriving. The event is totally free and for a good cause that effects us all, so win - win!

When: Friday 10 November, 4pm 
Where: King George Square
For more information, click here.

Sherwood Community Festival

There is nothing better than a good old-fashioned community festival to while away a Friday arvo. Sherwood is amping up for their annual street event and it is going to be bigger than ever. Expect all the classic rides and stalls as well as plenty of entertainment. An evening spent on festival rides and eating fairy floss? Yes please!

When: Friday 10 November, 5:30–9:30pm
Where: Sherwood Road
For more information, click here.

Drake | The Boy Meets World Tour

This one has had a lot of hype, so no doubt you know this already but Drake is gracing our fair city with his godlike presence! It’ll be hard to Controlla yourself when you Started From The Bottom of the mosh, but hitting the front for that One Dance will be hella worth it. My terrible Drake puns aside, there are still a rare few tickets left for you to get your hands on and subsequently take your Friday night from 0 to 100 (see what I did there?).

When: 10th November
Where: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
For more information, click here.

80's Movie Night

Metro Arts is back at it with their cult movie nights, and this Friday they have a couple of classics lined up. First up is 1986 ultimate kid adventure movie – The Goonies. Remember when Samwise Gamgee was little? I do, because he was hunting for treasure with his unlikely gang of friends in this cult classic, loveable despite its flaws in the way only an 80s movie can be. Follow this up with a screening of Beetlejuice and you have officially caught the 80s feels.

When: Friday 10 November, 6:30pm
Where: Metro Arts
For more information, click here.

Saturday 11th November

Dance Practice

Stop by Slingshot Bar this Saturday for 12 hours of house music to pump you up. There will be 12 DJs ringing in each hour with a diverse music scene. Big names include Louderest, Saif, Rosie Kate, and nine more who will bring out the passion to party within you. Experience the rainbow of house music with a crowd of like-minded house fans!

When: Saturday 11 November, 12pm–12am
Where: Slingshot Bar Gallery
For more information, click here.

Earth Roots Culture Festival 2017

Yet another festival that will be hitting the Brisbane scene this weekend is the Earth Roots Culture Festival. This event celebrates the cross-cultural nature of Australia by showcasing the music, arts, crafts, and dance from all Australian communities. There will be over 30 market stalls with a plethora of activities on offer, as well as kids rides and free face painting, the perfect excuse to experience a little culture on your weekend.

When: Saturday 11 November, 10am – 5pm
Where: Africa House, Morningside
For more information, click here.

Brisbane Broncos Race Day

Missing the Melbourne Cup action already? The Broncos are keeping the ball rolling with their Spring Race Day. The afternoon will feature eight live races, live entertainment, all-day cocktail dining, gorgeous fashion, and beverages to see you through. There are only limited spots available so make sure you register for your chance to spend Saturday at one of Brissy’s biggest social events of the year.

When:  Saturday 11 November, 12pm–5pm
Where: Doomben Race Course
For more information, click here.

Sunday 12th November

Eagle Farm Markets 6th Birthday Party

Everyone knows the two greatest things in life are birthday parties and Sunday markets. Luckily this Sunday you get to celebrate BOTH, with Eagle Farm Markets hosting their 6th birthday party! In addition to all of the market staples we love like fruit and veg, gourmet treats, and fresh flowers, you and the crew can also enjoy party favours such as live music, lucky door prizes and heaps of activities for the kids (though we know all adults get around a jumping castle too…). So grab the squad, pick up the trolley and make your way to Eagle Farm Markets this Sunday.

When: Sunday 12 November, 7am–12:30pm
Where: Eagle Farm Markets, Ascot 
Fro more information, click here.

Paws And Pints

Stop by The Osborne Hotel for your weekly puppy fix this Sunday.  The Animal Welfare League has teamed up with Stone & Wood to bring us the ultimate dog’s day out. There will be happy hour from 11am, a puppy photo booth, prizes, and over 94 taps venue wide. Best part? The day will be raising funds for the care of animals in need, so come along and save a pup with your next pint.

When: Sunday 12 November, 11am
Where: The Osborne Hotel, Fortitude Valley
For more information, click here.

Want more awesome things to do in Brisbane? Of course you do—click here.

Image credit: Epicurrence

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