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This Weekend In Brisbane

By Lauren Kavanagh - 19 Feb 2015


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Is it just us, or do the weekends seem to be coming around at lightening speed these days? (Not that we’re complaining!).

This weekend is set to be an absolute cracker, with Chinese New Year celebrations, pool parties, night markets, food truck pop-ups, and race days on the cards, there are plenty of things to do in Brisbane this weekend.

Thursday 19th

Chinese New Year Celebrations | Sunnybank Plaza

To celebrate the year of the goat, Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park have a host of fun, exciting, and authentic activities for you to experience from 18 February – 22 February. From tai chi, dragon dances, and feng shui consultations, to noodle making demonstrations, Chinese calligraphy, and dough modelling, we guarantee your Chinese New Year will be one to remember if you head on down to the Brisbane’s Chinese heart.

Spanish Inquisition Menu | Aria Brisbane

As part of this month’s Spanish Inquisition at Aria Brisbane, you can enjoy a veritable Spanish feast, thanks to Head Chef Ben Russell—think braised veal cheek with Pedro Ximenez and grilled chorizo, and churros with orange ice cream and spiced syrup. The two-course menu will set you back $59 per person, or enjoy the three course menu for $75 per person, both with matched wines, coffee and petit fours. This gorg’ menu is available for lunch Monday to Friday until the end of Feb’.

Friday 20th

The Friday Showdown | QUT Kelvin Grove Sports Field

Celebrate the end of O-week with heaps of fun and games at the Friday Showdown. From totem dodge ball, to mini golf, human foosball, and the inaugural QUT games, there’s something for everyone. See you on the field!

Saturday 21st

Collective Bliss: A Blissful Evening | Black Bear Lodge

Our pals at Black Bear decided it was high time they had a party, so this Saturday from 5pm come on down to Black Bear Lodge for a few sneaky bevvies and a little boogie. Live music from 9pm.

Girls Day Out @ The Races | Doomben Racecourse

Enjoy the ultimate ladies’ outing at Greenslopes Private Hospital Girls’ Day Out! For only $55, you and your best girls can sip a glass of bubbles (served by handsome waiters), stay fresh with make-up touch-ups in the pamper lounge, and watch the fire fighters battle it out in the annual fire fighters’ race. Book your Plus the Fashions on the Field comp is the perfect excuse for that new outfit you’ve had your eye on! Book your tickets now.

Cobb + Co Museum’s ‘Have A Go’ Festival | Cobb + Co Museum, Toowoomba 

Over one full weekend, discover more than 40 traditional skills and crafts and meet the artisans who practice them. Plus, as the name suggests, have a go for yourself. Step up and try your hand at stick furniture, pottery, weaving, lacemaking, crochet, leather plaiting, silk painting, paper crafting, paper bead making, making your own veggie garden, and more. Find all the Have A Go Festival details here!

Sunday 22nd

James Street Yoga Party | Lululemon Athletica James Street

In support of the I Can I Will campaign, aiming to build self-confidence in children with special needs, lululemon athletica invites Brisbane yogis to an evening of yoga this Sunday on James Street. This is a ticketless community event, so bring your friends (and your yoga mat) and join in the fun. Find the details here.

Food Truck Pop-Up Hits Windsor! | Downey Park

Brisbane’s food truck craze is set to hit Windsor this weekend! The inaugural Downey Park Food Trucks will ignite Downey Park this Sunday from 4-7pm, with the arrival of this new local pop-up event featuring some of Brisbane’s best food trucks. Chocolate Komberry Co, Chip Tease, Fire ‘n’ Dough, King of the Wings, How We Roll and Oi Taco, and you’ve got yourself a pretty sweet evening of eats. Don’t miss it!

Tuesday 24th

Brisbane Comedy Festival | Brisbane Powerhouse

It’s that time of year again, listers. Starring dozens of international and Australian comedians, Brisbane Comedy Festival is a must-see if you need a giggle, chuckle, cackle, or rip-snorter of a good time. The festival runs from 24th Feb- 22nd March, so don’t miss out!

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Friday 27th

Brisbane Backyard Film Festival | Various Locations 

The Brisbane Backyard Film Festival is a celebration of local screen talent. This annual event showcases some of the best short films, music videos and movie trailers from around Queensland, so bring your rug, grab a beer, fill-up on sausage sizzle and settle in for a night of backyard entertainment like you've never seen before.

Saturday 28th

Bites & Brews Laneway Festival | The Shafston Hotel

See the Shafston Hotel and its surrounding lanes transform into a free boutique outdoor laneway festival as they host the first Bites & Brews festival—filled to the brim with deliciously cold craft beers, ciders, cocktails and wine, complemented by a selection of Brisbane’s most loved food trucks and awesome local live music. This Brisbane event is going to go off, so mark it in your diary.

Want more things to do in Brisbane this month? Check out our guide to the best Brisbane events in February, here!

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