This week is bursting at the seems with things to do, places to go, and of course food to eat! Here's our edit of what you can look forward to in Brisbane this week.
Imagine holding a festival for the flowering of Jacaranda Trees in Brisbane, then multiply it by a thousand and you've got the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan. Sake, at Eagle Street Pier, are bringing the Cherry Blossom Festival to Brisbane for the whole month of September. Cherry-Blossom-inspired tastes have made their way into several new cocktails and menu items. You must get down and give the cocktails a try!
Where | Sake
When | All month!
ARIA owner and celebrity chef Matt Moran is hosting a Queensland Produce Dinner at ARIA tonight. Mr Moran has designed a 4-course menu featuring all Queensland-grown produce, and matched wines from Symphony Hill. The menu looks delicious but tickets are limited, so get in quick!
Where | ARIA
Price | $140
A delicate and savage fusion of chamber music and circus, this Australian premiere production by Circa is charting exciting new territory.
If you're imagining choir singers dressed as clowns, you've got the wrong picture. You'll have to go and check this one out for yourself!
Where | Brisbane Powerhouse
Price | From $40
This self-referential story of a break up will cross meta-theatrical terrain and have you LOLing in your seat. With a cast from one of Australia's hottest emerging theatre companies, Melbourne's MKA: Theatre of New Writing, this is a show worth your pocket money.
We commonly associate Bitter Suite as a craft-beer haven with an amazing pub-grub-style menu. But, don't forget they also have some great wines! Fino Food and Wine has teamed up with Lock, Stock & Barrel to host a Wine & Cheese night to mix things up a bit. We're welcoming it with open arms!
Where | Bitter Suite
Price | $40
The new exhibition at Jugglers is inspired by the fictional character, Wilgefortis, the saint of anxiety, grief, escape, and liberation. Six artists were asked to create a piece to the brief of 'rejection', with the hope of challenging the viewer to rethink the word, and their response. Deep stuff! Go and give it a whirl.
Where | Jugglers Art Space
Price | Free
John Wood, of Blue Heelers fame, marries an American beauty queen, half his age (you're killing it, John!). We're talking about a brand new play at the Twelfth Night Theatre, called When Dad Married Fury. The play examines the common themes of greed, jealousy, love, and expectation. It's on for two days only, and we think it's worth a look.
Where | Twelfth Night Theatre
Price | from $42.50
Hearts of Gold returns for its 10th instalment at Bleeding Heart Gallery. One of our favourite exhibits in Brisbane, Hearts of Gold showcases local, emerging Brissie artists. All proceeds from the opening night will go to a local Brisbane Charity, so it's a fantastic cause.
Where | Bleeding Heart Gallery
Price | Donation to Givit.org
Ute Lemper is a German cabaret legend with her sights set on Australia. Ute is celebrated internationally for her dynamic performances and intense musicality. The first half of her show features love poems from Pablo Neruda (cute!), and the second half she performs a selection of her best love songs.
Where | Brisbane Concert Hall
Price | $80
Psycho Beach Party | QUT Theatre Republic
This black Friday, there's no better way to embrace the spooky vibes than Psycho Beach Party at QUT Theatre Republic. This critically acclaimed schlock-horror comedy boasts a cross-gendered cast, 60s surf rock hits, and an appreciation of the perverse.
Where | QUT Theatre Republic
Price | from $18
What they lack in actual surf, South Bank Surf Club (SBSC) make up for in quality local produce. With the launch of Moreton Bay oyster season, SBSC are hosting an all-you-can-eat oyster event with live music from singer/songwriter Brant Ward. Sounds shucking awesome to us! Bookings are essential.
Where | South Bank Surf Club
Price | $75
Hawthorne Garage Birthday Party
Kicking off from 10:30am, this day of cooking demos, tastings, live bands, face painting and a jumping castle for the kids is sure to be a cracker.
Where | Hawthorne Garage
Price | Free to attend
Depo in West End are launching their new Guest Chef Series, a quarterly collaboration with those sitting at the forefront of design and food. Kicking off from 6pm, this week's event is with authors of illustrated cook book, The Bookery Cook. Book your tickets here.
Where | Depo
Price | Tickets are $90 per person.
Beer fans and Sunday-sesh lovers, rejoice! Green Beacon are introducing barbequed burgers every Sunday! Using locally sourced ingredients to create the perfect burger, we predict big crowds, keen for a bite and a beer (or 10).
Where | Green Beacon Brewing
Price | From $10
From what we can gather, this festival is like the colour run, but without the running. When we dig a little deeper we can see, it is inspired by the Holi festival, in India, signifying the renewal of life. In saying that, probably only 1% of people will know that as they're hurtling rainbow dust at each other's private parts. There is also live music, an array of multicultural food, and craft stalls.
Where | Coldridge Street, St. Lucia
Price | Free
From now until the end of December, you can catch your fave celluloid cult classics at Palace Centro. The line up of cinematic masterpieces includes Edward Scissorhands and The Breakfast Club. This week's screening is Hitchcock's iconic, voyeuristic masterpiece, Rear Window. Get the full low down here.
Where | Palace Centro Cinemas
Price | From $8