Don’t settle into that you-shaped dent in your sofa friends, because Brisbane is coming at you with one killer line-up of things to do, see and taste this week. We’re talking everything from an Italian-themed carb-extravaganza, one of Brisbane’s best language exchange sessions and the combination of all of our favourite things (read: sweet tunes and an even better parmi) at Jessie’s Girl.
Gather the squad and check out these five awesome things to do this week in Brisbane, curated for your viewing pleasure. What can we say, we’re givers.
Wednesday 30 May
Jazz, Soul, Beer & Parmi at Jessie’s Girl
In an event worthy of shouting from the rooftops, the legends behind Petrie Terrace fave Jessie’s Girl have gone and combined all of our favourite things into one stunning package. First they started by creating a monthly Jazz and Soul night, featuring a smooth AF soundtrack curated by the vinyl kings and queens over at A Love Supreme. Then they went and added one more special addition to the mix: the classic Wednesday parmi night. To top it all off, Jessie’s Girl went and ordered some cheeky bevvies from Lost Palms Brewing Company to liven up your Wednesday night plans. With that line-up, you won’t be disappointed. For all the details, click here.
Thursday 31 May
Pizza, Pasta & Wine Thursday at Cloudland
Mamma mia, it’s time to bust out your best stretchy pants because Valley staple, Cloudland is coming at you with one carb-tastic Thursday night dinner. At their signature Pizza, Pasta & Wine Thursday, order a wood-fired pizza, a bowl of mouth-watering pasta AND a bottle of wine all for only $50 dollarydoos. The pizza menu includes such tastebud tantalising dishes as the salsiccia & patate, featuring Italian pork sausage and potatoes on a San Marzano tomato base, or the ortolana, which takes all of our favourite things (a.k.a cheese and bread) and tops them with a seasonal selection of roasted vegetables. And don’t even get us started on the pasta. Think egg tagliatelle with prosciutto ragu and cream. Drool-worthy? Absolutely. For all the details, click here.
Mundo Lingo Brisbane
Every Thursday evening, Mundo Lingo is throwing one of Brisbane’s best language exchange sessions. 200 people from all corners of the globe will be chatting and practicing speaking another language while chilling out with a cold one at Catchment Brewing Co. All ages and language backgrounds are welcome, regardless of whether you’re fluent in another language or barely know how to say 'bonjour'. Plus, when you throw Catchment Brewing Co’s killer menu into the mix you can bet that goods times are guaranteed to follow. For all the details, click here.
Swing Dance Classes
Looking to shake off those mid-week blues? Corner Pocket Swing is here to help. Offering up the perfect after-work activity to put the spring back in your step, Corner Pocket Swing Newstead specialises in teaching vintage swing dance styles. With moves collected from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, Corner Pocket Swing is all about letting you shake what your mama gave you without the pressure of a formal dance class. The classes are offered as a drop-in style, so you can start at any time, regardless of your experience level. There are three levels to choose from, each kicking off at a different time, with social dancing taking place between each class so you can put into practice what you just learned. Plus you don’t even need to bring a partner to join in the shenanigans. For all the details, click here.
Friday 1 June
Feeling lucky? Let’s be honest, it’s Friday so you definitely are. Well, in the spirit of the occasion, X & Y Bar have decided to serve up Friday knock-off drinks with something a little bit different. In the very first Fortune Fridays, the first 100 people through the door of X & Y Bar will receive a fortune cookie with not only a totally accurate prediction of your future inside, but also the chance to win a gift voucher worth anything from $1 to $100. And since June 1 is the very first Fortune Fridays, you can expect drinks on arrival, nibbles and one killer selection of live entertainment to start the party off in style. All you have to do is enter the competition to get on the guest list here. Go on, what are you waiting for?
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