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This Weekend In Brisbane

By Lauren Kavanagh - 26 Feb 2015

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Last weekend was a bit of a fail, wouldn’t you agree? (Cheers, Marcia!) But the sun is back, and Brisbane is jam-packed with events to keep you occupied this weekend.

From whiskey appreciation nights, cooking classes, and music gigs, to Friday night pool parties, gym open days, and food festivals, there are plenty of things to do this weekend in Brisbane. Sitting on the couch is not an option!

Thursday 26th

Pappy Van Wrinkle Appreciation Night | The Gresham

The Gresham is hosting an exclusive Pappy Van Winkle Appreciation Night this Thursday, where guests will sample six half expressions of Pappy’s finest. Hosted by ‘That Bourbon Guy’ Scott Christie, this is an appreciation event that won’t come along again anytime soon. If you’re a lover of whiskey, we recommend you don’t miss this one. Book your tickets now!

Nose-To-Tail Cooking Class | Hotel Jen

Feisty kitchen duo and reality TV stars Chloe James and Kelly Ramsay will be bringing some heat to Brisbane this month, launching an exclusive cooking series hosted by Hotel Jen. The interactive cooking events, appropriately titled Cooking up a Storm invite food-loving Brisbanites to take a cue from the duo’s nose-to-tail eating philosophy. Oh, and guests will get to enjoy a three-course meal afterwards! Tickets are $199.

Friday 27th

Seth Troxler Hits Laruche! | Laruche
Laruche is super excited to be hosting one of house-music's biggest DJ's this Friday evening—Seth Troxler! This means big things for our local music scene, and better yet, this rad Brisbane event is completely free. It’s all about the love of the music, you know.

Pooltino Poolside Party Launch | NEXT Hotel Brisbane

NEXT Hotel Brisbane are serving up some Latin spice and all things nice to get your weekend started right. Come along from 5pm till late for the first ever Pooltino Pool Party. Pooltino is a Latin inspired party at the newly opened Lennons Pool Terrace & Bar in the Queen Street Mall, and will be on every Friday night during the warmer months, starting this Friday! Get amongst it!

Kung-Fusion Market | Westfield Chermside

Northsiders, we’ve got your Friday night sorted. Westfield Chermside is excited to host the inaugural Kung-Fusion night market, with stilt walkers, lion dancers, live music, and family activities. This is an evening you won’t want to miss.

Saturday 28th

Bites & Brews Laneway Festival | Shafston Hotel

We’re hoping you’ve already got this one penciled in your diary, but here’s the lowdown just in case. Watch as the Shafston Hotel and its surrounding lanes transform into a free boutique outdoor laneway festival as they host the first ever Bites & Brews festival—filled to the brim with deliciously cold craft beers, ciders, cocktails and wine, complemented by a selection of Brisbane’s most loved food trucks and awesome local live music. This is going to go off! 

Athletic Zone Open Day | Function Well

Come along this Saturday and support our toned pals at Function Well, as they unveil their new athletic zone. The home of CrossFit Newstead, WrestleFit, Weightlifting and Gymnastics, Athletic Zone is Brisbane’s ONLY 24/7 CrossFit box, and you can get a sneak peek this weekend! With various workshops happening from 7am, this is the perfect event for anyone wanting to change up their exercise regime, and get a killer bod in the process. There will also be breakfast, healthy smoothies, and, most importantly, coffee on hand. Be there!

Wardrobe Warriors Market | MacGregor State High School

Tired of rummaging through weekend garage sales in the hopes of finding a second-hand It bag? Purchased new rags off an eBay group only to receive them covered in makeup? Never fear, Brisbanites, we have the answer to your shopping paryers This weekend sees the inaugural Wardrobe Warriors Market event set up shop at MacGregor State High school, ready to take Brisbane by storm. For just a gold coin donation, come along and raid the warrior wardrobes for those sought-after pieces, and you’ll be helping out local charity Assist A Sista in the process. Doors open at 9am.

Moses Gun Collective + The Jensens FREE Show | The Motor Room

Moses Gunn Collective have a brand new album in the works, and this Saturday you'll get a sneak peek! So come on down to West End local, The Motor Room, resident bar in the fab' Boundary Street Markets, knock back a few, and chill out to some fresh new sounds. Supported by local boys, The Jensens. 

Sunday 1st

The Newmarket Creative Markets | Newmarket Bowls Club

The Newmarket Creative Markets is the latest edition to the market scene, a monthly market on the first Sunday from 8am til 12pm operating in the car park of the Newmarket Bowls Club. Think fresh flowers, women's fashion, jewellery, handmade items, kid’s toys, fudge (heck yes!), dog treats, lifestyle products and more.

Monday 2nd 

$5 For 5 Days! | Guzman Y Gomez 

GYG lovers, feast your eyes! Our pals at Guzman Y Gomez think that too much of a good thing is a better thing, so join them as they celebrate reaching 55 stores, with a special offer of $5 Burritos, $5 Burrito Bowls, $5 Mini Burritos and $5 Coronas for 5 days, at all GYG restaurants, from 2nd-6th March. Um, we're so there!  

Looking for more things to do in Brisbane this month? Check out our guide to what’s on in Brisbane this February.

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