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12 Awesome Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend

By Alice Lane - 07 Apr 2016

This whole working for a full five days malarkey has made this week tough. Never fear, the weekend is near and we've got your plans sorted.

Thursday 7th April

Signature by RAW Brisbane 

RAW Brisbane is presenting their Signature showcase for one night only. Grab yourself a ticket to check out this awesome indie organisation and the 40+ showcase artists this Thursday night. With visual art, music, fashion, photography, performing art, film and hair and make up, this is one creative explosion not to be missed!

When: Thursday 7th April, 6:30pm

Where: The Met, Fortitude Valley

Tickets: Buy your tickets online

Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium

After their nail-biting clash against the Cowboys that left us on the edge of our seats, our beloved Bronx are back on home soil and ready to take on the St George Dragons. Start your weekend early and catch them in action this Thursday night at Suncorp Stadium.

When: Thursday 7th April, 7:50pm

Where: Suncorp Stadium

Tickets: Buy your tickets online

Friday 8th April

Fig Tree Village Market

Western suburbs residents rejoice! Fig Tree Village Market is open Friday afternoons from 3-7:30pm with fresh produce and exciting foodie finds ready to eat. Friday afternoon sorted!

When: Friday 8th April 3-7:30pm

Where: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Fig Tree Pocket

Medieval Power After Dark

Visit Medieval Power After Dark at the Queensland Museum to discover precious jewellery, sculptures and symbols of courtly life dating back to 400AD. With medieval inspired food, live music, expert talks and a drink on arrival, you’ll be sure to satisfy your inner history geek this Friday night!

When: Friday 8th April, 5:30-9:30pm

Where: Queensland Museum

Tickets: Buy your tickets online

Hilltop Hoods

Presented by Triple J, catch Hilltop Hoods live this Friday night at the Brissy Entertainment Centre. Celebrating the release of their new album, the Hilltop Hoods will be performing their new music as well as some old favourites.

When: Friday 8th April, 7:30pm

Where: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall

Tickets: Buy your tickets online

Bavarian Beerfest

Throughout April, the beer-loving team at Bavarian Bier Café is adding a massive FOUR new brews to their menu as part of Bavarian BrewFest. Never ones to shy away from a party, you’ll find launch events complete with cider, beer, mouth-watering food and an awesome vibe, taking place each and every Friday in April from 5pm. This week sees the launch of the Crafty Bavarian Brewing Co.’s very first Good Pickin’s Apple Cider. If you’re not a cider fan, don’t fret: Bavarian Bier Café will have its usual mouth-watering pale ales, amber ales and Germanic lagers. Better yet, the first 200 people through the doors get a free collectors’ beer glass to keep! You know what to do with your Friday…

When: Friday 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th April

Where: Bavarian Bier Café, Eagle Street Pier

Saturday 9th April

APT8 Final Weekend

This weekend is the final weekend of APT8 so don’t miss out on this exhibition as well as a huge range of live events including artist performances, drop-in workshops, curator tours and talks. Check out the full schedule of APT8 at GOMA here

When: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th April

Where: GOMA, Southbank


Hairspray the musical is coming to the Brisbane Convention Centre for one weekend only. With a record-breaking cast of over 800 performers including Simon Burke, Christine Anu and Tim Campbell, don’t miss the chance to sing along to this musical favourite. 

When: Friday 8th- Sunday 10th – various times

Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Tickets: Buy your tickets online

Sunday 10th April

Brisbane’s Great South Run

New kid on the running festival block is Brisbane’s Great South Run this Sunday. Heading off from Col Bennett Park, this new run takes in scenic, natural bushland alongside the Oxley Creek. Runners rejoice, this is a fast, flat and shady course, with 5k, 10k and half-marathon options, pick your posion and lace up those runners!

When: Sunday 10th April, 6am

Where: Col Burnett Park, Algester

Tickets: Register online here

A Day On The Green

Californian crooner Chris Isaak is taking to the stage at Sirromet Winery for A Day on the Green this weekend. You’ll get all the Isaak classics as well as supporting performances by James Reyne, Richard Clapton and Thirsty Merc. Sunday session well and truly sorted…

When: Sunday 10th April, 2pm

Where: Sirromet Winery, Mount Cotton

Tickets: Buy your tickets online

Celebration of Live Music at The Walrus Club

For a chilled Sunday sesh, head along to the Walrus Club to be entertained by the acoustic sounds of Luke Dickens, Nyssa Berger and Seleen McAlister. The cocktail menu won’t disappoint either!  

When: Sunday 10th April, 3pm

Where: The Walrus Club, Toowong  

Tickets: Buy your tickets online.  

Wednesday 13th

Hang Him When He Is Not There Book Launch

All you literary fans, make tracks to Avid Reader for the ultimate Q&A sesh! Join author Nicholas John Turner present his debut novel 'Hang Him When He Is Not There' alongside acclaimed publisher Luke Stegemann, as they discuss all things fictional!

When: Wendesday 13th April, 6pm

Where: Avid Reader, West End

Tickets: To RSVP, register here.

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