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This Weekend In Brisbane

By Lauren Kavanagh
7th May 2015

With the rain gone our fair-weathered metropolis has delivered the goods this weekend. From delicious lunch offers, Eat Street newbies, street-food cook-offs, and an EP launch party, to love fests, charity ball events, and Mother’s Day fun runs, there are plenty of things to do this weekend in Brisbane.

Thursday 7th

Trans-Tasman Lunch Offer | Aria Brisbane 

Following on from the success of April’s Italian Renaissance, Aria Brisbane will be showcasing tastes from New Zealand this month with their Trans-Tasman lunch offer. Created by head chef Ben Russell, and matched with wine by Ian Trinkle, diners can enjoy great value with a two-course option (including wine) for $59 per person, or three-courses for $75 per person. This offer is available for lunch throughout the month of May, from Monday to Friday.

Friday 8th

Fat Noodle At Eat Street | Eat Street Markets

Just when we thought Eat Street couldn’t get any better, Fat Noodle announced that throughout the month of May they will be pumping out the noodles at Eat Street every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! If you’re yet to taste the greatness that is Fat Noodle, move your tush and get to Eat Street this weekend!

Friday Nite Snack-Down | Wandering Cooks

Brisbane’s foodies have been going nuts over the Wandering Cooks weekly Snack-Down event, and this Friday they are launching a brand new take on the format. This week will see a foodie battle between a food truck and chef: Bone Lorry’s ‘Scottish Highlander’ theme, and The Makers Club’s autumn theme. So come along, taste the culinary goodness, and cast your vote!

Um, Yep Volume 1 Launch Party | Brunswick & Ann

Brisbane electronic collective Um, Yep are proud to present their debut release Um, Yep Volume 1 this Friday night at Brunswick & Ann, with their official launch party kicking off from 7pm. Show your support for some local talent and have a boogie.

Saturday 9th

Love Yo’Self Open Day | Stretch Yoga

Now here’s a perfect Saturday event for all you Brisbane yogis! The Inaugural Love Yo’Self Open Day is in celebration of Stretch Yoga’s 1st Birthday (Happy Birthday!), and all of the money raised from the event will go to The Butterfly Foundation, providing support to those battling with body image and eating disorders. Get set for a day filled with yoga and meditation, wellness classes, and workshops, and celebrate the importance of showing yourself some good old-fashioned TLC.

Mummy’s Wish Winter Wonderland Charity Ball | Brisbane Convention Centre

This Saturday, charity, Mummy’s Wish are holding their 2015 Winter Wonderland Charity Ball. The night aims to raise funds for providing practical support and assistance to mothers fighting cancer. A night of fine wines, a delicious three-course meal and live entertainment, hosted by award winning author and commentator Madonna King, with live and silent auctions spicing up proceedings, all for a good cause? Sign us up!

Sunday 10th

Brisbane Mother’s Day Classic | Southbank Parklands

Nothing says Sunday morning like an early morning run, especially when it’s for a cause as great as mum. This Sunday is the Brisbane Mother’s Day Classic, raising much-needed funds for Breast Cancer research. And what better way to kick off Mother’s Day than by running or walking with mum! With a 4.5km and 8km walk/run option, it’s the perfect event for every fitness level.

Tuesday 12th

REDSEA Gallery Presents Young Blood | REDSEA Gallery

REDSEA Gallery’s student exhibition, Young Blood, is one of the creative highlights of the Brisbane arts season. This exhibition will showcase the talent at the forefront of the budding contemporary art scene of Brisbane, featuring the works of seven outstanding artists currently studying at local universities and colleges. The exhibition runs until 31st May, so make sure you pop in and show your support for our up and coming Brisbane artists.

Wednesday 13th

Matua Wine Dinner | Port Office Hotel 

Listers, we've got the perfect mid-week treat. The Matua wine dinner is coming up, and we recommend you be there. Guests will be spoilt with a four course dinner, with matched wine for $95 per person. So book your tickets now and get set for a night of fine food, amazing wine, and great company, thanks to Port Office Hotel.  

Looking for more things to do in Brisbane this month? Check out our guide to the best Brissie events in May here.

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