Happy New Year, urbanlisters! With our fair-weathered metropolis back in business, boy have we got a superb line-up for you and the crew this weekend! From IMA lectures, gym open days, and band battles, to textile workshops, pet adoptions, and Sunday sessions, there’s an event for everyone this weekend in Brisbane.
Here’s what’s on.
Into the Woods In Cinemas!
We don’t know about you, but we’re kind of big musical fans here at The Urban List. We’re also big fans of cool and dark air-conditioned theatres when the summer heat starts to get to us. Into the Woods has been released in cinemas nationally and it’s safe to say we’re pretty excited about this culmination of various famous fairy tales in musical form (Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel). Into the Woods features an all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp plus a lot of pretty catchy songs which you’ll be humming along to well after the credits have rolled. So, what are you waiting for? Pick up a bucket of popcorn, switch your phone to silent and check out of reality for 124 minutes with Into the Woods, based on the Tony Award®-Winning Musical.
Into the Woods will be screening at most cinemas nationally. Check your local cinema for session times.
Rated PG | ©Disney 2014 | #IntoTheWoods
IMA Talk: Vivian Ziherl | Institute of Modern Art
This is an event not to be missed for all you Brisbane art enthusiasts. Marking the commencement of her research, IMA Curatorial Fellow Vivian Ziherl will lecture on the theme of ‘Frontier Imaginaries’. Join Vivian from 6pm as she discusses the frontier conditions through the 18th and 19th Century pacific economy, and the reterriotiralising nature of the frontier within the era of globalisation.
The Ultimate Body 8 Week Challenge | Function Well
Need to get started on your New Year's body resolutions, but not sure how exactly? You need to check out the Ultimate 8 Week Body Challenge happening at one of our fave gyms, Function Well. This year they've got an exciting new format, and a weekend wellness and fitness camp to kick things off. Want to know more? Download their info kit here!
Red Bull Music Academy Presents Clark | Woolly Mammoth
Red Bull Music Academy smashes back onto Australia’s electronic events calendar in 2015, bringing out England-via-Germany virtuoso Clark for their first round of club nights in January. The tour preludes an exciting year of RBMA Club Night instalments, showcasing some of the most talented, protean and experimental acts that will visit our shores in 2015. Entry is free!
Super Circuit Saturday! | F45 West End
Fitness fanatics unite! This Saturday F45 are open to the public for a ‘Super Circuit’ Saturday. Open to members and non-members, attendees will be exposed to training life at F45, as well as the opportunity to take part in their 10-week challenge! With a live Dj, amazeballs samples, and skin rejuvenation, as well as F45 prize packs to be won, this is one event you don’t want to miss.
Hoedown Showdown 3 | The Milk Factory
That’s right, you read it here, urbanlisters. There’s gonna be one mighty showdown between six of Brisbane's best Country/Alt Country bands, going up against one another for the love of country music. So grab yer boots and get on down to The Milk Factory this Saturday! It’s set to be a total doozy.
A Thousand Fibres: Fashion Textiles with Hannah Bronte | State Library of Queensland
A Thousand Fibres is Kuril Dhagun’s new monthly workshop series for adults, featuring some of Brisbane’s most exciting and talented Indigenous artists. So pull up a cushion, pour a cuppa, and learn a new skill in the lush setting of the talking circle. Grab your tickets here.
RSPCA Pop-Up Adoption | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
This weekend, the RSPCA is proud to host Australia’s largest ever and inaugural Pop Up Adoption event at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre!
If you are looking for a pet, or know of someone else, this will be a great opportunity to see the many cats, kittens, dogs and puppies available to adopt from the RSPCA! We will have pets from across our Queensland shelters under the one roof hoping to find their fur-ever family on the day (naw). Entry is free!
Lifeline Book Fest! | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Bookworms of Brisbane, this one is for you! Come on down to the Lifeline Book Fest this weekend and score yourself some brand new reads from the extensive range of books on offer. It’s the largest second-hand book sale event in the world, and an experience not to be missed. Be there!
Funky Kingston Sundays | Jahh Tiger
2015 Sunday sessions are officially back in full swing, Brisbanites! Jahh Tiger is hosting their funky Kingston Sundays from 2pm every week. With live reggae, an outdoor BBQ, and Jahh Tiger beers on tap, as well as cocktail and food specials, Jahh Tiger is set to become an end of the week fave.
Copenhagen Pop-Up Bar | The Gresham
Pencil this one in your diaries, Brisbanites (like, do it now!). Ranked number six in "The world's best bars", Copenhagen's "Ruby Bar" will be pooping up at The Gresham! The Ruby team will be taking over part of The Gresham to serve their world famous cocktails (and we hear they're pretty unreal). But don't just take our word for it, drop by The Gresham and try one (or two!) for yourself.
Don’t Miss Out!
17th & 18th February
Longtime Degustation Dinner with Dan Hong | Longtime
Executive Chef of three Merivale restaurants – Ms.G’s, El Loco, and Mr Wong – Dan Hong has cemented himself as one of Sydney’s most creative and fastest rising chefs. Longtime restaurant is delighted to host four sittings of Dan’s delicious degustation dinner over 17th and 18th February. Tickets are available for purchase online and direct from the restaurant. Get in quick!