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13 Epic Things To Do This Weekend In Brisbane

By Erin Curtain - 08 Feb 2018


February has well and truly settled in, and with it comes and influx of stellar Brisbane events to dazzle your social life. Though it may be slightly anxiety-inducing to ponder just how remarkably quickly the year is flying by, take a deep breath and get sociable.

This weekend in Brisbane will see art exhibitions opening, play nights, record launches, and multiple evenings dedicated to celebrating alcoholic beverages (yay!), so take a look through this list and get to at least one of these epic Brisbane events this weekend.

All Weekend


The stage adaption of the award-winning BBC series, Fleabag has hit Brisbane and is definitely worth the ticket. Running for this weekend only at Brisbane Powerhouse, Fleabag follows the owner of a failing guinea pig-themed café whose social, emotional, and sex life are all travelling rapidly down the gutter. Join her for a true and ridiculously funny story about the social and professional anxieties life has thrown her way.

When: 8-10 February
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse
For more information, click here.

Petite Pieces

Ever get the feeling the art world is just a little too big for our primitive minds to fully comprehend? Aspire Gallery is taking things down to a smaller scale with their new exhibition Petite Pieces. The exhibit is technically a competition, with the only restriction being that whatever artwork is submitted must fit within a 40 x 40 x 40 cm space. If you wish to appreciate the smaller things in life, this one is for you.

When: 7-24 February
Where: Aspire Gallery
For more information, click here.

Thursday 8 February

Winemaker Series

Join Greenglass for their first Winemaker event of 2018. ICYMI, Greenglass is Brisbane’s most stylish wine bar, located in the heart of the city and boasting an impressive range of quality drops paired with a decadent (and ever-changing) French-inspired menu. The Winemaker Series invites you to meet the makers of these incredible Aussie wines, while of course taste-testing their wares—with the ideal canapes to match.

When: 6pm, 8 February
Where: Greenglass
For more information, click here.


RAW Brisbane is proud to present ENVISION, coming to The Met this Thursday night. RAW celebrates local artists by handpicking 40 talented locals to showcase their skills once every two months in an explosive cultural evening. ENVISION will show the latest and greatest in Brisbane’s art, music, film, fashion, hair, and makeup all in one place for a truly memorable night.

When: 6:30pm, 8 February
Where: The Met
For more information, click here.

Friday 9 February

Global Startup Weekend Women

Looking to start your own company? Global Startup Weekend Women is gathering entrepreneurs together to share knowledge, create connections, and inspire fresh ideas, specifically providing a space for women to learn and grow in the world of startups. Whether you are an experienced entrepreneur or just starting out, this event is a worthwhile venture to scope out the Brissy startup scene and get inspired by the creativity and ingenuity of local women.

When: 9-11 February
Where: River City Labs
For more information, click here.

New Zealand Craft Beer Symposium 2018

Back for the third year in a row is Bloodhound Bar’s annual NZ Beer Symposium. Ten of their taps will be taken over by quality New Zealand brews to make for a choice night. As if this weren’t reason enough to drop everything and buy a schooner, each one bought will count as an entry to win a trip to NZ itself, caped off with tickets to Beervana in Wellington. Cheers to that!

When: 4pm, 9 February
Where: Bloodhound Bar
For more information, click here.

Saturday 10 February

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

This list would hardly be complete without mentioning the iconic Laneway Festival. Hitting Brisbane this Sunday, Laneway is back with a truly stellar line-up for us to feast out ears on, including Amy Shark, Mac Demarco, BadBadNotGood, and Wolf Alice. Laneway will be bringing the freshest tunes to the Brisbane scene, so you better get your hands on tickets quick!

When: 10 February
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds
Buy tickets here.

MIDLIFE Volume 2

Popscene was once a Brisbane clubbing favourite in the height of the 90s/00s. Woolly Mammoth has now brought it back for the second year in a row with MIDLIFE Volume 2. If you are unfamiliar with the concept, the evening will consist of all the glorious UK Indie/Alternative tunes that made Popscene an institution. An opportunity like this only comes round once a year, so don’t miss out!

When: 9pm, 10 February
Where: Woolly Mammoth
For more information, click here.

Mayhem For Mary

Looking for some new local tracks to sink your teeth into? Look no further than Mayhem For Mary’s new EP launch. Playing their set at The Flamin’ Galah this Saturday, these genre hoppers will open your eyes to the newest slice of the Brisbane music scene.

When: 8pm, 10 February
Where: The Flamin’ Galah
For more information, click here.

Sunday 11 February


Shout out to all my Brisbaneites who went through an emo phase—this one’s for you. If you ever up-cycled fishnets into gloves and your hair covered 90% of your face, chances are you know exactly who Paramore are and once connected with them on a spiritual level. Now is your chance to see them live at Riverstage and to relive that emotionally charged teen angst that you expressed through the colour black and screaming the lyrics to Misery Business.

When: 7pm, 11 February
Where: Riverstage
For more information, click here.

That 80s Time Travel Movie

If there is anything better than a cheesy 80s movie, it's a musical parody of a cheesy 80s movie. Playing at Arts Theatre is Unorthorized!’s musical parody of Back To The Future. Stop by for the Australian Premiere of this musical parody that will have you wishing you could go back in time to see it over again (sorry, I just had to!).

When: 11 February-27 March
Where: Arts Theatre Brisbane
For more information, click here.

Don’t Miss Out

Calexico Bi-Annual Sale

It's the Brisbane event that gets farshun folk hot under the collar; Calexico's epic bi-annual sale is back—and you better believe you're going to burn a hole in your wallet! Known to stock some of the most exclusive international brands, Calexico is slashing the prices of designer threads from Acne, Rag & Bone, IRO, Isabel Marant, Balmain and more. Oh, and did we mention it's 50% off all floor stock? Hoof it down there, asap!

When: Tuesday 13-Sunday 18 February
Where: Calexico Boutique, Fortitude Valley
For all the details, check out Calexico's event page, here.

Gin Sanity Gin Festival

Love a cheeky g&t (be honest—who doesn't)? Then you really need to hot-foot it down to Bakery Lane next Saturday. For one day (and night) only, get your laughing gear around some top Australian and international gin drops courtesy of Moubment Group and Toowoomba Cooreosity Group, featuring classic gin and tonics plus spins of cocktail classics (feat. gin—obviously!). So, who's in this gin-tastic line up? Sipsmith, Archie Rose, The Botanist and more will be popping up to make you the best damn g&t you've ever had. the laneway will be kicking off, too, with masterclasses, live music and ALL the food!

When: Saturday 13 February, 2pm-9pm
Where: Bakery Lane, Fortitude Valley
Get your tickets, here.

Valentine’s Day Celebrations

We couldn’t sign off this list without a friendly reminder that the day of love fast approaches. There are plenty of special evenings on offer all over Brisbane, but one of our faves is an intimate dinner at Summit Restaurant atop Mount Coot-tha. What with the gorgeous food and spectacular views, you can stare into your lover’s eyes and share a romantic evening or, if you're single, just eat your feelings as you look down on the city celebrating love.

When: 14 February
Where: Mt Coot-tha
For more information, click here.

Image credit: Bloodhound Bar, by Ariana Gillrie for The Urban List

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