If the heat and the impending reality of Christmas (7 weeks?!) is sending you crazy, take solace that a brand new weekend awaits! This weekend in Brisbane we've got you covered, from the Eat Street Markets' new outdoor cinema, to pics with Santa and your pet, to the Royal Croquet Garden Party of the season, there are plenty of things to do in Brisbane this weekend!
Thursday 5 November
No Cameras Allowed Film Premiere
Filmmaker and renowned music photographer, Marcus Haney is heading to Australia this Thursday for the premiere of his film, No Cameras Allowed. Marcus has gone from gatecrashing music festivals around the world to becoming the go-to snapper for artists such as Beyonce, Jay Z and Mumford & Sons.
When: Thursday 5 November
Where: New Farm Cinemas
Tickets: Buy yours here!
Friday 6 November
Royal Croquet Garden Party
One of Australia’s coolest and slickest garden parties is finally here! Taking over South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt on 6th of November for 17 whole fun-filled days, Royal Croquet Club Brisbane is going to entertain the pants off Brisbane with a killer line up of food, music, performing arts and, obvs, croquet... There will also be amazing nosh from some of Brisbane’s best restaurants and cafes, kick-ass music, plus amazing visual displays!
When: 6-22 November
Where: Southbank Cultural Forecourt
Eat Street Markets Drive-In Cinema
For all of November, the best of two worlds have just collided because the Eat Street Markets have added a pop-up Drive In and Outdoor Cinema to their repertoire! Bring in all the World Famous Funnel Cakes, Golden Gaytime doughnuts or Okinomi House Japanese pizzas as you like while you settle in to watch the latest movies.
When: Every Friday and Saturday in November
Where: 257 Macarthur Avenue, Hamilton, Brisbane
Tickets: Details here!
Saturday 7 November
Finders Keepers Markets
Marketeers! Grab your hessian sacks and joie de vivre, because our fave Brisbane design markets, Finders Keepers, are back this weekend to brighten up your weekend! This Saturday and Sunday get down to the Old Museum in Bowen Hills, and cruise the wares of more than 100 stalls featuring local and emerging talents from homewares to jewellery, and fashion to food.
When: November 7
Where: The Old Museum, Bowen Hills
Santa Photos With Your Pet at QueensPlaza
David Jones QueensPlaza is offering singles and families the chance to bring in their furry, feathered and finned friends for a pic with Santa, because everyone’s pet is part of the family right?
When: November 7-8
Where: David Jones QueensPlaza
Smoking Martha Plays at Boggo Road Gaol
The band has had a strong year, landing two international supports, with 'Uriah Heap' and 'Seether', playing over 40 shows including a national tour with Wallapalooza Festival. Rocking out Boggo Road Gaol this Saturday night, Smoking Martha is going to finish the year with a serious bang, along with other rock bands Demonfire, Planet Fiction, Speedracer plus more! See more details at Smoking Martha's website.
When: November 7th
Where: Boggo Road
To celebrate the beginning of summer, Havaianas has launched their very first Havaianas On Tour across Australia, featuring live DJs, cool summer activities, prizes, pedicures, a Brazilian-style BBQ, personalised Havaianas and the chance to win the ultimate glamping experience!
When: November 7
Where: Queen Street Mall
Sunday 8 November
Green Beacon Oyster Festival 2015
If you like fresh Australian oysters and fresh local craft beer, you'd be mad to miss Green Beacon’s Oyster Festival this Sunday. 6 different varieties of fresh oysters, seafood specials running all day, not to mention Oyster Stout!
Nana and Da’s Sunday Sessions
Nana & Da’s in Kedron have extended their trading hours on Sunday to 5pm so that folks can kick back and have something to nibble on with a beer or wine or Aperol spritz while listening to some great live music. With Jess Lean crooning away and Dwight Stewart on guitar, there’s even been a bit of dancing going on.
Where: Nana & Da’s
Don’t Miss Out
Recycle Me Initiative
JEANBAG transforms old denim jeans into beautiful products for the home and during National Recycling Week (9–15 November), they will be launching a new initiative called Recycle Me and they need your old jeans! So why not clear some clutter, help a good cause and send on your pre-loved denim?
When: 9-15 November
To Donate: Go here!
The annual Brisbane Thai Festival aims to promote harmony between the Thai and Australian communities while sharing and celebrating the richness of delicious Thai food food and traditions. Count us in!
When: November 15
Where: Roma Street Parklands