Does returning to work have you down in the dumps? Rather than sit around and wallow, we say, why not take the last vestigaes of your tan out on the town ('cause cocktails make everything better). There's plenty to do in Brisbania this week. Check it out:
Special Offer For Urban Listers | Fire & Shine
Does the new year have anyone else seriously lusting after some new sports wear? We have just the deal to reinvigorate your workout wardrobe! Using the code Urban15, Urban Listers will get a 15% off all stock — including already reduced items — from the fabulous Fire & Shine (we are nuts about their two-tone yoga leggings!). Visit www.fireandshine.com.au until midnight 20th of January to take part in this neato promotion.
When | From the 13th to midnight on the 20th of Jan
Price | 15% Off All Stock
Margarita Mondays | Sling Lounge
Monday bites. It's undeniable. Make this much maligned day of the week that bit more bearable with an after work margarita at West End's Sling Lounge as part of their always enjoyable Margarita Mondays.
When | Monday Nights
Price | Margaritas are only $10 each
After Hours with Jet Black Cat | The End
Sip a rainbow beer while enjoying the revolving tunes supplied by The End's West End neighbour, Jet Black Cat Music. We think a drink and a record sesh is the ideal end to hump day.
Price | Music is free. The drinks will cost you.
Thursday the 16th
Thomas Calder | Black Bear Lodge
Don't miss this thoughtful crooners first solo show in over a year at The Lodge. Calder is supported by EVES and Hugh Middleton. Get down there.
When | 7pm to late
Price | Tickets are $15.30 and available here.
Lifeline Bookfest | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Get your nerd on at the Lifeline Bookfest as it kicks off from 8:30am today and runs until the 27th! This much-loved annual event pairs up pre-loved books with book lovers, for as little as $1! If 'book worm' is not a title you're comfortable wearing, they also have magazines, stationery, videos, CDs, cassettes and records on offer.
When | 8:30am
Price | From $1
Where the Wild Things Are Screening | QAGOMA, South Bank
Embrace your inner child or bring along an actual child to the screening of the film adaption of Maurice Sendak's dark and enchanting classic. This special screening includes special prizes, and treats, so make sure you book ahead to nab a spot.
When | 1:30pm
Price | Free!
Sunday the 19th
Big Day Out | Gold Coast
The sweat-fuelled singlet fest that is Big Day Out returns to the Gold Coast, and this year comes with an impressive line up of performers. Snoop Dogg, Flume, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Toro Y Moi, The Drones, DZ Deathrays and loads more will light up the stage. Don't forget your sunscreen.
When | 11am
Price | Tickets are $185 and on sale here.