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9 Incredible Things To Do This Weekend In Brisbane

By Siobhan Taylor
6th Apr 2017


Debbie sort of rained out last weekend’s festivities, but your two days of freedom are back with a vengeance! This weekend in Brisbane is set to be a biggie, so no matter what you’re into you’re guaranteed to find something this weekend in Brisbane that will tickle your fancy. From picking up a free cheese toastie to checking out Brisbane's newest makeup Mecca, Brissie's got it going on.

Here are 9 awesome things to do this weekend in Brisbane.


All Weekend

Sip On Baron Samedi Spiced Cocktails At Orion Hotel

For the entire month of April, there’ll be Baron cocktails happening every single night. Come the 22 and 29 April though, planning your night out will get a whole lot easier and the Baronettes themselves (you’ll know when you spot them) will be in venue at Orion Hotel, serving cocktails from 7pm. There’ll be live DJs on the decks from 9pm, so you’ll be able to combine two of our favourite things—cocktails and dancing. 

Where: Orion Hotel
When: 31st March–30th April
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Thursday 6th April

Sephora Launch Party

We love a good launch party, especially one that promises all sorts of treats! Now that Sephora has finally made its way to town, we are super excited to check out the grand opening and see if we can score any of the door gifts, goody bags and free samples they have been teasing us with. If that’s not enough, don’t forget live entertainment and flash makeovers that are also on the cards in store. The first 800 patrons get special gifts so make sure you’re one of them! The pre-launch fun starts at 8am today, with doors opening at midday.

Where: Westfield Shopping Centre Chermside
When: Pre-launch from 8:00am, doors at 12:00pm, Thursday 6th April
Details: For info click here.

Banff Mountain Film Festival Australia

If you haven’t heard of Banff, Canada, then let me paint a picture for you: snow-capped mountains, crystal clear lakes, and thick, lush pine forests. It’s prettier than a postcard, and Banff Mountain Film Festival is a celebration of the mountain culture, sports, and environment that we love to fantisise about. In it’s 41st year, this iconic festival will be bringing back more of the stunning cinematography that celebrates the landscape, thrill seekers, and film makers that we love. 

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
When: Sessions ongoing until Saturday 8th April
Details: For info and tickets, click here.

Friday 7th April

Knockoff At Brisbane Powerhouse

We love Friday drinks and we love live comedy, and the good team at Brisbane Powerhouse are combining the two for weekly instalments of Knockoffs. Start your weekend with a cold beer and belly laughs as a variety of local and Australian comedians bring you their best observations, stories, and one liners. For free comedy and drinks that don’t stop flowing, this is where you need to be on a Friday.

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
When: 6:00pm Friday 7th April
Details: For info click here

Sensory At OperaQ

QAGOMA is always hosting wonderfully creative and intriguing events and Sensory is set to be one of the most stellar, with OperaQ stopping by for a one-night-only evening of live performance, beautiful art, and delicious food and wine. As part of their ongoing ‘GOMA Turns 10’ celebrations, this immersive, dream-like experience is designed to engage all the senses of the audience. Wander through the halls of the gallery appreciating the fine art and wonderful performance displays.

Where: QAGOMA, South Brisbane
When: 6:30pm, Friday 7th April
Details: For info and tickets, click here.

SWOP Prom Night

Brisbane bar Barbara and SWOP are teaming up for the ultimate nostalgia night with their first ever Prom Night! Dance with your one true love to classic love songs and boogie down with classic dance hits, and wear your best outfit for the chance of being crowned Prom Queen or King. SWOP Clothing Exchange is a store based in West End that specialises in recycled clothes and Barbara loves what they're all about. To help with the dress up, they've been kind enough to offer 15% off to anyone who needs a costume for the night! No excuse to not have the best threads.

Where: Barbara, Fortitude Valley
When: 9:00pm, Friday 7th April
Details: For info click here.

Saturday 8th April

Pets At The Gabba

I don’t know any pet owner who doesn’t constantly look for opportunities to spoil their fur pals, so lucky for them there is now a regular market held at the Gabba especially for treats for your pet! Whether your pet has fur, scales, four legs, beaks, or fins, there’s something waiting for you. No seriously, we're not kidding. There will be food, clothing, bedding, toys, treats, trinkets, and everything else in between for your animal pal! And to keep the humans entertained, there will also be live music, food and drinks. And yes, of course your furry firend is invited. 

Where: The Gabba, Woolloongabba
When: 3:00pm, Saturday 8th April
Details: For info click here

Grilled Cheese Laneway Party At Melt Brothers

So, “Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day” is totally a thing, and Melt Brothers are here to help you celebrate it right with free grilled cheese goodness! Yes, that's right, free toasted cheese sammies! From 10am–2pm they will be serving up a selection of their cheesy menu entirely free, then offering 10% of for the rest of the day. Choose from Mouse Trap (triple cheese), Holy Cheesus ( ham, rheese and Relish), Hippie Cheese (vegetarian) and M.C Cheesy (mac n' cheese with maple bacon). If you’re a fan of the oozy melted snack then make sure you don’t miss out on the day.

Where: Melt Brothers, Brisbane CBD
When: 10:00am–2:00pm Saturday 8th April
Details: For info click here

Sunday 9th April

Barks & Brews

In case you haven't had enough doggo goodness this weekend, Brightside has your back with an afternoon of barks and brews in their sunny and open beer garden. Knock the froth off a couple of beers, enjoy oodles of poodles (and other pups), get in on the free doggie photo booth action, and try your hand at the “pooch & owner” lookalike competition–there are prizes to be won! It will be a good afternoon of chilled tunes, furry friends, and a couple of drinks.

Where: The Brightside, Fortitude Valley
When: 2:00pm, Sunday 9th April
Details: For info click here.

For even more amazing things to do in Brisbane, click here.

Barbara | Image credit: Ariana Gillrie

Editor's note: Baronette Sampling 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.

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