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16 Excellent Things To Do This Weekend In Brisbane

By Erin Curtain
2nd Nov 2017


Um, guys, it is November. NOVEMBER! The year is nearly out and it is time to kick it up your social life a notch. This weekend in Brisbane is jam-packed with festivals, foodie utopias, puppies, plays, and parties for you to cram into your weekend. Quick, there is no time to waste, Myer is already playing Christmas carols!

Here are the best things to do in Brisbane this weekend.

All Weekend

Urban Weekender

Cancel your plans for this weekend, guys, because we've teamed up with AMEX and Shop Small to bring you the two best god damn delicious days of your life: Urban Weekender. The fun kicks off this Saturday 4 November and is running all weekend; think giant (like, seriously giant) acai bowls, free sides of arancini with your Aperol Spitz, gourmet picnic boards, and an almighty chicken fried steak burger. If food isn't your thing (are you ok, tho?!) there are also styling sessions and free nail polish when you treat yourself to a spray tan up on offer. We have collaborated with Brissy hot spots such as Cowch, Calexico, Bucci, Chouquette, and more to set you up with ripper deals you will totally drool over. Come at us, weekend

When: 4th–5th November
Where: Various locations across Brisbane
For more information, click here.

Brisbane Dog Lovers Show

Dog lovers of Brisbane gather round, for we have yet another event coming up that is entirely devoted to pooches. Seriously, there will be so many pups running about you will be petting, playing fetch, and teaching tricks all at once with the cutest dogs in Brisbane. There will be a breed showcase, celebrity vet stage with professional pup-lover/heartthrob Dr Chris Brown, as well as a dog adoption zone for you to expand your family.

When: 4th–5th November
Where: Royal International Convention Centre
For more information, click here.

Russian Resurrection

A Russian film festival is kicking off this weekend and we here at the Urban List are ready to soak up a little East European culture. A careful selection of 14 films will be screening to show a smorgasbord of what the Russian film industry has achieved over the years. Stop by for a slice of the Russian life.

When: 1st–8th November
Where: Event Cinemas, Myer Centre
For more information, click here.

Xero’s Cloud Street Pop-Up

Looking for some inspiration to free you from the daily corporate grind? Margie Parsons is here to share her story of entrepreneurship and following her passion for business. She will be showcasing her success in her small business Woodblock Cheese, available as a resource for any budding entrepreneurs in Brisbane. This event ends Friday, so be quick!

When: 30th October–3rd November
Where: Queen Street Mall
For more information, click here

Thursday 2nd November

Three Little Pigs Vietnamese Supper Club

Alf’s Place will be wrapping up their Three Little Pigs Vietnamese Supper Club this Saturday, and we urge you to check them out before you miss your chance! Serving up their classic Vietnamese style cuisine with a twist, they have three set menus for you to choose from. Whether you go for the pork ribs, Banh Mi, or are a Buddha bowl lover, this supper club is not to be missed.

When: 2nd–4th November
Where: Alf’s Place
For more information, click here.

Friday 3rd November

The Adele & Amy Songbook

The inspiring vocal talent of Amanda Canzurlo, aka Bloom, has hit the road to bring us The Adele & Amy Songbook. Covering two iconic British artists, Bloom will bring the music of Adele and Amy Winehouse to life with her soulful tone to serenade you through the perfect Friday night.

When: 7pm, 3rd November
Where: The Tivoli
For more information, click here.

Saturday 4th November

Fiesta Latina 2017

Celebrate Latin American culture in Brisbane’s own ‘Dia de los Muertos’ themed festival! Learn about the cultural beliefs and aspirations while enjoying a day full of food, music, and art. The live music will all be performed by local talent and there will be a dance floor to complete the mood. Muchas gracias Fiesta Latina!

When: 11am–8pm, 4th November
Where: Roma Street Parkland
For more information, click here.


Spend your Saturday taking care of your physical and mental wellbeing at Brisbane’s YogaFest. Participate in an array of yoga classes run by Australia’s best teachers to kick off your day and align your chakras. Experience wellbeing presentations on a range of subjects that are sure to enlighten you. On top of all this, there will be live music, stalls, and plenty of nutritious and delicious food and drink hubs to keep you energized throughout the day.

When: 8:30am–5pm, 4th November
Where: The Old Museum
For more information, click here.

The End Of The Line Festival

Welcome to Brisbane’s coolest block party, The End Of The Line Festival. The festival celebrates the unique urban landscape that is Woolloongabba by extending their restaurants onto the street and inviting you to join them. Jurgens Street will be transformed into an urban street festival, packed with live music stages, food trucks, art installations, and plenty of activities to partake in throughout the afternoon.

When: 2pm–11pm, 4th November
Where: Jurgens street, Woolloongabba
For more information, click here.

The Wizard Of Oz

Kicking off this Saturday is our childhood fave The Wizard of Oz live stage musical. QPAC will be hosting this show of nostalgic merriment adapted from the original screenplay to fit the stage. If you are tired of the classics there will also be a few new numbers thrown in written by the great Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, just to spice things up in the Emerald City.

When: 4th November–3rd December
Where: QPAC
For tickets, click here.

David Bowie Party

Put on your red shoes and dance the blues at this year’s David Bowie party in Brisbane! Dress as your fave Bowie look (I’ll be going as Jareth the Goblin King, obvs) and bowie down to the greatest hits of Ziggy Stardust. Classic jams by the likes of Queen and The Rollingstones will wrap up the night, so stop by for a listen of the most iconic songs of our recent generations.

When: 7pm–11pm, 4th November
Where: The Wickham
For more information, click here.

The Long Table

Make the trek out to Shorncliffe Pier for a magical evening under the stars filled with food, wine, and company. The Long Table is a unique dining experience where you can enjoy a spectacular meal while watching the full moon rise over the bay. Enjoy the live music and dance in the moonlight at this truly beautiful event

When: 5pm–11pm, 4th November
Where: Shorncliffe Pier
For more information, click here.

Sunday 5th November

Tea Essentials Masterclass

Put the kettle on this Sunday and learn all you possibly can about the ancient art of tea. Become a pure leaf tea expert as you learn the origins, history, types, and styles of tea that go into making the perfect cuppa. There will, of course, be plenty of tea drinking paired with snacks from Indie Treats to enhance your tea tasting experience. Pinkies up!

When: 11:45am, 5th November
Where: Wandering Cooks
For more information, click here.

Don’t Miss Out!

Yayoi Kusama: Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow

Yayoui Kusama’s utterly phenomenal art is gracing Brisbane starting this weekend, and we don’t want you to miss out! Life is the Heart of a Rainbow focuses on a range of her work spanning the 60 years she has been an active artist. Take a look at some of her most iconic works as you wander through the exhibit exemplifying her life and art.

When: 4th November–11th February
For more information, click here.

Spicers’ Chefs In The City: Under The Stars

Alright, so this one is a couple of weekends away, but seats are booking up fast and we don’t want you to miss out on what is to be a truly amazing evening! Spicers’ Chefs In The City will be concluding on the 19th of November, and they will be going out in style. Enjoy a seven-course degustation prepared by multiple credited chefs while you relax under the stars, wine in hand. Each head chef will be serving their best dish of 2017, giving you a smorgasbord of the crème de la crème in Australian dining this year. Book tickets soon so you don’t miss out!

When: 4:30pm–9:30pm, Sunday, 19th November
Where: Spicers Hidden Vale
For more information and to book, click here.

Greenglass x Spokenwine Wine Maker Series

Brisbane’s trendiest wine bar will be teaming up with Spokenwine and Quealy Winemakers to host their first bi-monthly winemaker event. The first in an ongoing series, this event will showcase quality Australian wines paired with the stunning French-inspired cuisine of the Greenglass restaurant. Prepare for an elegant evening overflowing with great food and phenomenal wine.

When: 7pm–late, Thursday 9th November
Where: Greenglass 
For more information, click here.

Day Of The Dead At Port Office Hotel

Day of the Dead is coming and to celebrate Port Office Hotel is putting on a Mexican Fiesta thanks to Espolon Tequila. There’ll be delicious cocktails (aka margaritas) all month long, so head down with your mates and get ready to celebrate. Drink responsibly.

When: Now until 26 November 2017
Where: Port Office Hotel 

Day Of The Dead At Eatons Hill Hotel

The crew over at Eatons Hill Hotel have gone wild for Day of the Dead and are celebrating by throwing one huge fiesta with Espolon Tequila. There’ll be a photo print station and live face painting so head down with your whole squad and get amongst it. Drink responsibly.

When: Friday 3 November 2017, from 7pm
Where: Eatons Hill Hotel 

Mexican Fiesta At The Envy

This month at The Envy is all about Espolon Tequila. There’ll be ice-cold cocktails (think batangas and margaritas) available at the bar, as well as face painting and a photo print station this Saturday only! We suggest you head to The Envy, order a cocktail and settle in with your mates for the night. Drink Responsibly.

When: Daily until 5 November 2017
Where: The Envy Hotel  

For all the best happenings in Brisbane, check out upcoming events here.

Editor's note: Espolon Tequila's event is proudly sponsored by Campari and endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

Image credit:Yayoi Kusama: Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow at QAGOMA

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