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11 Epic Things To Do This Weekend In Brisbane

By Erin Curtain - 19 Apr 2018


The events on this weekend in Brisbane are here to rock the boat. They will challenge your every thought, reframing your world in a life changing way. Heavy stuff, right?

Thought you left High School Musical in the past? Guess again. Do you only associate bowling pins with the gross feeling of wearing a stranger’s shoes? Look harder. Are you convinced that gluten-free foods mostly taste like cardboard? Get your tastebuds ready. This weekend is here to rock your very existence Brisbanites, so check out our list of nigh on life-changing events to attend this weekend in Brisbane.

All Weekend

We Hate Gluten Festival

Let’s be real, we could all do with a little less gluten in our lives. Though most of us probably aren’t sure what it actually is (guilty), both your Insta feeds and your local foodie café have been spreading the message that it is the root of all evil and should therefore be avoided at all costs. Your gut might even agree with this, who's to say? In case you need more convincing, check out Welcome To Bowen Hills’ We Hate Gluten Festival this weekend for a taste of the gluten-free life. There will be donuts, burgers, curries, hot dogs, and every other usually wheat filled treat you could desire.

When: 21-22 April
Where: Welcome To Bowen Hills, Bowen Hills
For more information, click here.

Go Out & Play

The definition of the word 'play' has changed drastically in the last 50 years. Once rooted in backyard games, now spread into the ever-reaching world of technology, the question ‘what is play?’ is less straightforward. Freshly launched on Tuesday, the Brisbane Powerhouse is currently hosting an installation that seeks to explore that very question, showcasing everything the word ‘play’ now encompasses. Check it out in their main foyer.

When: 9am-5pm, 17 April-26 August
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
For more information, click here.

The Verandah 

Listen up, footy lovers! The Brisbane Lions are launching a new venue within their stadium called The Verandah, and it’s going to take your footy experience to the next level (literally). You can purchase tickets to watch the game from The Verandah and experience footy in a whole new way. With amazing views of the game and no crowds to block your view, you can watch the Lions play from a completely new perspective.   

When: Ticket sales are open now!
Where: The Gabba, Woolloongabba
For The Verandah ticket sales, click here.

Thursday 19 April

CEX | Cutting Edge

Have you ever noticed the subtle, undeniably inspiring, and majestic figure of the bowling pin? Cutting Edge has tasked multiple artists to use a pin as their canvas, creating impressive and unique works from the familiar shape. This exhibit will run for one night only, with all proceeds going to Youngcare.

When: 7pm
Where: Cutting Edge, West End
For more information, click here.

GUESS Grand Opening

A brand-new GUESS location is opening up in Westfield Chermside and we are absolutely here for it. On top of the fact that there will be yet another of the world’s most iconic stores easily accessible to us humble Brisbane souls, the opening event has more than a few goodies to give away. There will be M.A.C demos and touch ups, live music, wine and nibbles, plus a free gift with the first purchases! If you are a fashion fan you cannot miss this one.

When: 6-9pm
Where: Westfield Chermside
For more information, click here.

Client Liaison | Little Big Thursdays 

Little Big House are taking their Thursday session to a new level this week with Client Liaison playing a live set into the evening. Along with the night’s usual festivities of drinks, a pool, and of course karaoke, the live DJs will tip the party into overdrive to make for a truly ripper Thursday night. Oh, did we mention the party is completely free?

When: 4pm-late
Where: Little Big House, South Brisbane
For more information, click here.

High School Musical Party

If your OTP is still Troy and Gabriella, you clearly have your priorities right and need to attend this event. Down Under Bar are hitting us right in the nostalgic feels with a High School Musical Party this Thursday night. Featuring Aussie DJ Jesse James, all the classic HSM tunes will be playing and mixed to the max to recreate the start of something new for all you OG Zac Efron superfans.

When: 9pm-late
Where: Down Under Bar & Grill
For more information, click here.

Saturday 21 April

Latin Bazaar Market

Celebrate Latino culture this Saturday at the Latin Bazaar in King George Square. Run by Latin House, the non-profit organisation aims to support and represent Latino immigrants and refugees in Australia. Support the cause by coming along, eating some amazing food, and soaking up South American culture in your own backyard.

When: 10am-4pm
Where: King George Square, CBD
For more information, click here.

Sunday 22 April

Park Vibes

For all our Northsiders looking for a chilled way to spend your Sunday, check out Park Vibes in Pine Rivers Park this weekend. This event will show off the very best in local talent, with an afternoon of live music to entertain into the evening. There will of course be plenty of food trucks and vendors to add to the experience, so bring a picnic blanket, pick up a smorgasbord of food, and soak in the quality park vibes. 

When: 3-8pm
Where: Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine
For more information, click here.

Adore Delano Whatever Club Tour

Singer Songwriter and American drag queen, Adore Delano will be hitting the stage in Brisbane this Sunday night. Having competed on both American Idol out of drag, and Ru Paul’s Drag Race in drag, Adore’s talents are quite clearly beyond most of us mortals. Head to Fluffy to hear her newest album ‘Whatever’ and to bask in the presence of someone who has spent one on one time with the god and goddess that is Ru Paul.

When: 8pm-late
Where: Fluffy, Fortitude Valley
For more information, click here.

Mumgarr Weaving

If you are up for an enriching cultural experience and a weaving workshop in one, book a spot in Chantal Henley’s weaving adornment workshop this Sunday. The workshop will not only teach you how to weave unique adornments using sustainable materials but will also teach the cultural significance of the techniques used and go into the history of how First Nations designs have shaped mainstream fashions today.

When: 10:30am-1:30pm
Where: Cnr King St & Machinery St, Bowen Hills
For more information, click here.

For more stellar events in Brisbane, click right here.

Image credit: Nathan Dumlao via Unsplash

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