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This Weekend In Brisbane

By Lauren Kavanagh - 05 Feb 2015

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It’s official—2015 is flying by! So we’ve upped the anti this week, putting together a killer list of things to do in Brisbane.

From guest speakers, charity fashion shows, and Friday night bar sessions, to first birthday celebrations and drag queen dinners, there’s plenty to do this weekend in Brisbane.

Thursday 5th

Tokyo Talks Featuring Dr. Jane Thomason | Little Tokyo Two
Urbanlisters, get yourselves to LT2, pronto! This is an exclusive opportunity to meet and hear from one of Australia's most influential businesswomen, Dr. Jane Thomason. Learn all about her key appointments in Australian health, as well as her international consulting company, AbtJTA. Grab your tickets here!

Jasmine Dowling X Westfield wrapping station | Westfield Carindale and Westfield Chermside 
With the big V-Day just around the corner it's time to start freaking out about what to buy that special someone. Chances are wrapping isn't your favourite, so Westfield Carindale and Westfield Chermside are helping you out. Between now and February 14th, spend up in one of these two centres and you can have your gift wrapped for free in exclusive Jasmine Dowling wrapping paper. Choose from 3 bespoke prints and have a note made out to your Valentine. Naaw.

Raising The Runway | Fringe Bar
When it comes to fashion, and raising money for charity, TUL is there! This Thursday, fringe bar is joining forces with Variety and Make a Wish Foundation to bring to Brisbane, Raising The Runway. The night kicks off with live music from 8pm, and the runway lighting up from 9pm. So be sure to arrive early, purchase a raffle ticket or two, and show your support for these two wonderful charities. 

IMA Program Launch | Institute Of Modern Art
Now in its 40th year, the IMA is proud to unveil their 2015 exhibition collection, presented by the IMA’s Executive Directors, Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh. Following the launch will be the inaugural lecture and a series of talks; a must attend event for all you Brisbane art enthusiasts.

MELT: A Celebration Of Queer Arts & Culture | Brisbane Powerhouse
For 11 days in February, Brisbane Powerhouse will play host to MELT: A Celebration of Queer Arts and Culture. Music, cabaret, comedy, circus, visual arts, fashion events and community panels are just some of the new offerings the festival will feature. So round up your friends, grab and a cold drink and soak up the last official month of our Queensland summer.

Friday 6th

Bubbledogs Launch! | Sway Bar & Cocktail Lounge
Friday nights at Sway Bar & Cocktail Lounge are about to get a whole lot tastier! Kicking off this week between 5pm and 8pm, spoil yourself with a glass of Chandon and a gourmet Angus beef hotdog for only $20! In our opinion, this is the perfect way to kick of the weekend.  

Live Music Friday’s | Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess
Kicking off this Friday, with artist Sarah Franks, Dutch Courage has got your Friday night drinks covered. Featuring new artists every Friday from 6:30pm, we’re pretty sure DC is where you’ll want to be every week!

Saturday 7th

Beach Burrito Co Turns One! | Beach Burrito Company Fortitude Valley and West End
Hola Amigos and Señoritas, this weekend Beach Burrito Co Fortitude Valley and Beach Burrito Co West End are turning one! So to celebrate, they’re throwing some super awesome parties (duh!). Come and join in the celebrations this Saturday night at Fortitude Valley from 6pm, featuring a Mario Kart challenge (um, yes!), day-of-the-dead face painting, live DJ’s, and a photo booth. Then, come Sunday, when your body is crying out for a chimichanga and a cold beer, head over to Beach Burrito Co West End from 3pm for more face painting (sweet!), DJ sets, free barber cuts by Cutthroats & Powderpuffs, plus one epic Ping Pong challenge!

Ultimate Body 8 Week Challenge | Function Well
The Function Well Ultimate Body 8 Week Challenge is kicking off this weekend, and trust us when we say this is not your typical, cookie-cutter workout challenge. If you’re looking for that extra push, and a program that guarantees results, get in touch with team at Function Well, and make a change today!

Sunday 8th

Boiler Maker Session | Red Hook
Red Hook, Stone & Wood, and South Trade International are teaming up to bring you the Red Hook Boiler Maker Session. With a three-course dinner and matched drinks on offer, come along from 7pm and get set for a night of good food and even better booze. 

Dragged To Dinner With Tina Bikki | Depo
Come and experience the chaos unfold as Brisbane's fiercest Drag Queen hosts your evening with a microphone, an outfit to kill, and absolutely no hospitality experience. Notorious for her wicked tongue, warped sense of humour and boundary pushing performances, she is not for the faint hearted, and neither is this Brisbane event!

Tina will be live and lush from 7pm, so be sure to book your table ahead of time!

Don’t Miss Out!

Tuesday 24th

Whisky Tasting | Cobbler
Brisbane whisky lovers, listen up! Cobbler is hosting their first whisky tasting session of the year on Tuesday 24th February from 7pm. Hosted by Diageo Whisky Ambassador Krystal Hart, this hugely popular event will be a sell out, so book your spot now!

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