What's On

This Weekend in Brisbane

By Lauren Kavanagh
27th Nov 2014

The weekend is upon us once again, and this weekend Brisbane is pumping! From new restaurant openings, Thanksgiving dinners, and cookbook launches, to vintage fairs and Christmas festivals, there is no shortage of things to do in Brisbane this weekend.

Here’s what’s on.

Thursday 27th

Julius Pizzeria Opens Today! | South Brisbane
Today is great day for all of Brisbane’s Italian lovers. Tucked into Fish Lane in South Brisbane, you’ll find Beccofino’s new baby brother Julius Pizzeria. Expect to see your Beccofino favourites included on the menu. Get in early to secure yourself a table!

Mighty Thanksgiving & First Birthday | Mighty Mighty
Make the pilgrimage to Mighty Mighty this Thanksgiving, and celebrate their first birthday with a three-course feast of biblical proportions.

Dan Churchill Cookbook Launch | Post Office Square 
Recent Masterchef contestant Dan Chuchill is set to launch his second cookbook this week. His culinary read, ‘The Healthy Cook’, was developed around Dan’s mindset that eating should make you happy. And here at TUL, we couldn’t agree more. So stop by Post Office Square between 12-2pm and grab yourself a copy (oh, and you can meet Dan, too!). 

Friday 28th

Our Kitchen Gardens Vintage Fair | Old Samford Church Hall
Tis almost the season to be jolly and from Friday November 28 until Sunday November 30 Brisbane-based online homewares store, Our Kitchen Garden will be decking Old Samford Church Hall with a range of vintage wares and festive decorations for their annual Christmas Vintage Fair. So come along and join in the pre-Christmas cheer! 

Milly Dent’s Ceramic Exhibition | Showroom
This must-attend event for interiors lovers is being sponsored by the Fortitude Brewing Co, so there'll be beer on tap, great company, and beautiful ceramics to admire. The very talented Milly is making a few special pieces just for this event, so pop in or miss out.

Paddington Christmas Festival | Latrobe Terrace, Paddington
The Paddington Christmas Festival is on again! This year, the evening will include a number of festivities along Upper Latrobe Terrace, including the Twilight Christmas markets, featuring an eclectic range of wares from retailers along the strip. If there's one event that will get you into the Christmas spirit, this would be it.

Saturday 29th

Christmas Design Markets | QAGOMA
Featuring over 40 local craft artists and designers, the biannual market will showcase jewellery, ceramics, textiles, homewares, paper products and more in a very special Christmas shopping experience. The market coincides with the ‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’ exhibition, celebrating 3 decades of Japanese fashion. 

Movember Charity Night | Embassy
The Embassy Bar have joined forces with the Movember movement to help men and boys all around the world cope with, and help prevent, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health issues. With help from Stone & Wood, Little Creatures, Newstead Brewing Co., The Electric Chair Barbers, and The Bearded Stag, there will be beer on tap for all guests, with all proceeds going towards men’s health.

Members Cocktail Party | Institute Of Modern Art
An abundance of food, drink, and music is promised at this year’s IMA members cocktail party. From performances by Triple J’s MTNS and Sahara Beck, to the rocking tunes of 4ZZZ Bastard Theatre DJs, it’s going to be one hell of a part. Tickets include food, art, tunes, and drinks (of course!), as well as a 12-month IMA membership! Not a member? Never fear, you can sign up on the website or pop into the IMA and join. Easy peasy! 

Sunday 30th

Dogasana RSPCA & Lululemon Fundraiser | Hawthorne Park 
The team at Lululemon Athletica Carindale have joined forces with the RSPCA and have created an event to raise money for our much loved furry friends! Come and join us for a fun filled afternoon of activities including a 3km walk, dog-friendly yoga class, and live entertainment, as well as raffles and food and drinks. Register for the event here, then come along and show your support for our four-legged friends.

Hailey Calvert EP Launch | Black Bear Lodge
Brisbane singer/song writer Hailey Calvert has returned with her long awaited third E.P. Launching her latest single ‘After Your Heart’s Gone Home’ at Black Bear Lodge, the night will also feature a few of Hailey’s hits, supported by Josh Lovegrove. Round up the crew, and show your support for our local talent. Tickets are still available!

Don’t Miss Out!

4th December

Four-Course Degustation Dinner | Lock ‘n’ Load
Come enjoy the new food styling of Lock ‘n’ Load’s Head Chef Cassidy McMillan, paired with wines from one of Margaret Rivers’ premier 5 Star wineries, Snake & Herring. The night will be a jovial affair, with a superb four-course degustation, and guests given the chance to purchase showcased wines at a heavily discounted price. Trust us, you want to be at this vino-event! Grab your tickets here.

31st December

NYE Celebrations! | The Regatta Hotel
The Regatta Hotel will be transformed into a Big Top to ring in 2015, with their Greatest and Most Spectacular Show in the Universe New Year’s Eve party. Tickets include access to all areas of the Big Top, including the carpark marquee, the Side Show Alley Walrus Club, fortune tellers, fire breathers, and more! This New Year’s Eve event is going to sell out fast, so get your tickets now.

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