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11 Incredible Things To Do This Weekend In Brisbane

By Erin Curtain - 01 Feb 2018

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We've made it through the first month of 2018, team! Pour yourself a well deserved drink. Whether you did or didn’t stick to your new year's resolutions, now is the time to pat yourself on the back for a top start to the year, and soak up the best that Brisbane has to offer.

And, of course, what better way to celebrate than with a weekend jam packed with events? From restorative yoga to appreciating the likes of Smash Mouth, the 60s and TLC, here are the best 11 things to do in Brisbane this weekend. iCals at the ready!

Thursday 1 February

Black Is The New White

I think we can all agree that Brisbane’s theatre scene has been sorely missing a star-crossed lovers tale fuelled by racial tensions in the current Australian political climate. Well, our prayers have been answered with Nakkiah Lui’s new comedy Black Is The New White. Coming off a sold-out show in Sydney the play is hitting Brisbane this February to hilariously tackle all of your biases.

When: 1st-17th February
Where: Playhouse, QPAC
For more information, click here.

Friday 2 February

Groundhog Day 25th Anniversary Screening

Groundhog Day is one of those movies you can watch over and over again, and the fact that it has officially hit the quarter century means it's high time you settled in for a re-watch. Pop down to Dendy’s Portside and watch Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell fall in love over and over again on the big screen—popcorn and vino in hand.

When: 6:30pm, Friday 2nd February
Where: Dendy Portside
For more information, click here.

Bad Sext With Beverley Poots

There's no better way to spend your Friday night than at Heya Bar with a plate of dumplings and a beer (or two) in hand. The only way to improve this match made in weekend heaven? Adding satirical lyrics and synchronised dancing to the mix—duh! Head to Heya this Friday night to enjoy the ever entertaining tunes of Bad Sext joined by the talented Beverley Poots for a ripper 2-hour set.

When: 8:30pm, Friday 2nd February
Where: Heya Bar
For more information, click here.

Saturday 3 February

Restorative Yoga

It's time to introduce a monthly rejuvenation session to your calendar, courtesy of the Australian School of Meditation and Yoga. For those of you still a little intimidated by words like ‘chakra’ and aren’t even sure what ‘working the edge’ actually means (same), fear not. These sessions are entirely devoted to relaxing and letting go of that daily stress, so there's no pressure to have your downward dog on fleek. Just book in for the first Saturday of each month and your body and mind will be restored in no time.

When: 1pm, Saturday 3rd February
Where: Australian School Of Meditation and Yoga
For more information, click here.

Nowhere To Run 60s Club Night

Are you an old soul who pines for the days of 60s vinyl? Though most things have, arguably, progressed since the 1960s, there is something special about the music scene of the time that will never age. Rock up to Bloodhound Bar this Saturday night for a 60s dance party where you can fully appreciate that sensational era of music with free entry from 7:30pm.

When: 7:30pm, Saturday 3rd February
Where: Bloodhound Bar
For more information, click here.

Smash Mouth’s All Star Appreciation Night

For everyone who has ever been told the world is gonna roll you, commiserate with your fellow All Stars at The Brightside this Saturday eve. They will be playing one song and one song only, on repeat, for the entire night. So, if you value the lyrical genius of Smash Mouth over your own sanity, head to the All Star Appreciation Night with a BYO L on your forehead.

When: 9pm, Saturday 3rd February
Where: The Brightside
For more information, click here.

Sunday 4 February

RnB Vine Days

Yet another event paying homage to the bangers of yesteryear is Hit 105’s hotly anticipated RnB Vine Days. With headline acts from TLC, Boys II Men, and Shaggy among many famous others, you can be sure that it will be an evening filled with nostalgic hits, great mems, and we dare say a couple of glasses of vino.

When: 7pm, Sunday 4th February
Where: Sirromet Wines
For more information, click here.

Kindred Wellness Event

Keen to be in on the latest wellness trends of 2018? Find out what works and what’s not worth it at the first ever Kindred Wellness Event tackling 2018 Wellness Trends. With some of Queensland’s leading voices in wellness guiding you through everything good and wholesome cropping up this year, you'll in good hands to start your 2018 wellbeing journey on the right foot.

When: 11:30am, Sunday 4th February
Where: Inna Bliss Bulimba
For more information, click here.

Mamma Mia! The Musical

Any huge ABBA fans out there? Then head to QPAC pronto to get the final tickets to the hit musical Mamma Mia! If for some unforgiveable reason you haven’t heard of this iconic show, Mamma Mia follows the story of a young bride to be with three possible fathers, their stories all linked together by the unforgettable tunes of Sweden’s favourite Super Troopers.

When: Ends Sunday 4th February
Where: Lyric Thetre, QPAC
For more information, click here.

Churras Channel Pool Party

If you only do one thing this weekend in Brisbane, make it the ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BRAZILIAN BBQ! Valley icon, Birdees is throwing a pool party slash bbq, so bring out the bikinis and slip on your trunks for what is bound to be a cracker day. It gets better, though. Buying a ticket automatically puts you in the draw for a free skydive! Birdees, you spoil us, you really do.

When: 12pm, Sunday 4th February
Where: Bridees
For more information, click here.

Don’t Miss Out

A Table To End Hunger 

This foodie initiative is making big moves to end world hunger, and it all starts today! How does it work? Well, The Hunger Project's A Table To End Hunger has teamed up with a selection of Australia’s best restaurants to save you a (usually very tricky to lock down) seat—all you have to do is bid for it! So yep, turning your V-Day date into a noble act of charity is straight-up that easy: bid on a table, eat, change the world, and don’t forget to take your make up off before bed—all in a day's work, really.

Start bidding here

Messina Creative Department Dessert Dinner Series

Brisbane, this is not a drill: Gelato Messina is hosting a 7-course degustation dinner at their flagship Brisbane store in South Brisbane. Back for a second year (2017's series sold out in days!) this is a one-time-only opportunity for any and all who are obsessed with decadent divinity. Don’t miss out, book a table for this incredible (and totally 'grammable) dining experience—as it is only sticking around until Feb 22!

When: 7th-22nd February
Where: Gelato Messina,
For more information, click here.

Want somewhere new to eat this weeken in Brisbane? Make your way west to Stavros the Greek, in Kenmore. 

Image credit: Ariana Gillrie for The Urban List

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