Here at The Urban List, we've been welcoming the warm weather with open arms. Spring has sprung, the days are getting longer and it's nearly acceptable to start playing Christmas carols at work (don't judge us: it's only twelve weekends away, people!). Longer days mean more time to squeeze in some of the fantastic events that are happening around town. Here's what's going on this week in Brisbane:
Teneriffe Bathhouse & Day Spa Special
We've got the inside goss on a great offer from our neighbours at Teneriffe Bathhouse and Day Spa. For the next few weeks only, they are offering 50% off your first treatment. That's pretty much half price! Book an appointment now before everyone else finds out.
Where | Teneriffe Bathhouse & Day Spa
Price | 50% Off
Starting up today, and running until the end of October, The University of Southern Queensland will be hosting their annual Shakespeare in the Park festival. The amazing open-air cinema is a stunning location to watch these live performances.
Where | USQ Toowoomba
Price | Tickets from $15
Whether you're a natural wine purist or a bright-eyed beginner, the Natural Wine Dinner at one of our favourite restaurants, 1889 Enoteca, will exceed your expectations. They are offering a 4-course dinner, including 8 x 75ml glasses of natural wines. You can expect scallops, spaghetti, Cape Grim sirloin, and an excellent array of cheeses. This is sure to be a fantastic event, because 1889 Enoteca never disappoints!
Where | 1889 Enoteca
Price | $139pp
Kicking off tonight, Palace Cinemas will be hosting the Lavazza Italian Film Festival. Running until the 22nd of October, the festival showcases an exceptional program of contemporary Italian films that will have you planning a trip to the home of pizza and pasta!
Where | Palace Barracks Cinemas, and Palace Centro
Price | Prices vary
Prue Macsween (of Celebrity Apprentice fame), is guest speaker at today's league of extraordinary women event. Prue will open up and tell you how she has "survived as an ageing sheila in media", amongst other pressing issues. The aim of these events is to connect women in business, and create an aspiring network of female achievers. Women Unite!
Where | Marriot Hotel
Price | from $38
There is a new night market in town, and it's pretty epic! Market stalls, fresh food, drinks, and flowers will keep your eyes busy and your wallet open. Live tunes from Major Leagues and Twin Haus will keep your ears happy, also. We're massive fans of markets, and night-time fun times, so this seems like a total no brainer!
Where | Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley
Price | Free entry
This has been one of the most anticipated viewing events on our social calendar. The second movie in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, The Two Towers, is being shown on the big screen at Riverstage, with the soundtrack performed live by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. We are totally in love with this unique cinematic concept, and can't wait to check it out!
Where | Riverstage
Price | from $55.50
Iconic James Street coffee haunt, Jamie's Espresso, turns 15 today! Imagine how many coffees they've made in 15 years! We're getting the caffeine shakes just thinking about it! To celebrate, the kind folks at Jamie's are putting on a free BBQ today, from 2pm. It's a public holiday on Monday, so treat yourself to a coffee hangover (note: if you don't do coffee, Jamie's also have a rad little bar with a great drinks selection). Don't miss this party!
Where | Jamie's Espresso
Price | Free
Causes and Connections aim to bring people together using 'foodie' experiences for the greater good. This months experience revolves around the timeless, classic pastry dish, pie. 10% off all tickets sold go to a local cause, and today's is supporting families affected by domestic violence. Great pies and a great cause. We'll be there.
Where | Welsby Park, New Farm
Price | $20 for adults