Okay, so that may be the end of the long weekend run for now, but there are still plenty of things to do in Brisbane this week to ward off the workday blues. For one, Marie Claire Up Late is back (YES!), a TED Ex event is screening (expand the mind, folks) AND a Star Wars party is happening to celebrate May the 4th.
So throw on your glad rags and your fave cologne, and show yourself a rocking good time—you deserve it.
Here’s 5 awesome things to do in Brisbane this week.
Wednesday 3rd May
Ted 17: The Future You Screening At New Farm Six Cinemas
Settle into that seat of yours and expand the mind, because TED 17: The Future You screening is stuffed with all the ideas and thought-starters you can handle. Covering a number of the most talked about TED X events of the year, ‘The Future You’ showcases a number of heavy-hitting talks, including Elon Musk on the future of mankind. Big stuff. To get your tickets, head here.
Food Lab 11 At Gerard’s Bar
What do you get when you combine the talent from two of Brisbane’s most loved and acclaimed restaurants, Gerard’s Bar and Gauge? Some bloody good food that’s what! For one night only, join Jesse Holohan of Gerard’s Bar and Cormac Bradfield from Gauge for Food Lab 11; an mash-up exclusive dinner celebrating two of the country’s finest chefs. Expect unique and surprising dishes, great company and a fine drink pairing. Cheers to that. To book your spot, click here.
Thursday 4th May
Red Frogs x Star Wars Silent Disco Party
To celebrate the wonder that that is May the 4th (a very big deal amongst Star Wars fans) the good folk at UQ are putting on a Red Frog x Star Wars themed silent disco! Combining 20 years of Red Frogs and the love of sci-fi icon Star Wars, don your finest Leia and Luke costumes and party the night away. Prizes for best costumes and get involved in the inflatable lightsaber battle. For all the event details, click here.
Briefs Close Encounters At Brisbane Powerhouse
Briefs Boys are FINALLY back with their larger-than-life stage show Briefs Close Encounters at Brisbane Powerhouse! Expect their unique—and hilarious—dose of glamour, burlesque, drag and incredible circus acts for a truly unforgettable evening. To get your tickets, click here.
James Street's Marie Claire Up Late!
Debbie may have (literally) dampened our party spirit back in March, but we can confirm that Marie Claire Up Late is coming back to James Street this Thursday! Come along for a night of fashion, food, and to rub shoulders with some of Marie Claire’s editors—and don’t forget those discounts at your fave James St retailers! More details are being released throughout the week, so check out their event page here for more details.
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Gerard's Bar | Image credit: Ariana Gillrie