Got the post-long weekend blues? Don't let the idea of going back into a 5 day working week bring you down! Brisbane has plenty to offer this week to keep your social calendar active and make the week that bit more bearable. Here's our picks of what's going on in Brisbane this week.
Treasure & Stashes Sale | Brisbane Arcade
Brisbane's home of couture fashion is hosting its annual designer workroom sale from today through until Sunday. You will be able to pick up a red hot bargain from renowned labels and designers such as Bora, Cassardi Shoes, Camel, and Keri Craig to name a few. We're talking up to 50% off here, folks!
Where | Brisbane Arcade
Price | Depends on your budget!
BQFF: Let Love Fly | Launch
Enjoy cocktails and canapés while enjoying a sneak peak of the new Brisbane Queer Film Festival campaign, and the announcement of their 2014 program. $45 will get you on the Brisbane Powerhouse terrace for the main event, including entertainment, canapés and a cocktail on arrival.
Where | Brisbane Powerhouse
Price | $40
Laneway Festival | RNA Showgrounds
We've been waiting for this day for around 364 days; Laneway Festival is easily one of our most anticipated festivals of the year. Like-minded people, not too packed, good location, decent price, and a line-up of music acts that somehow gets better every year! There are still a few tickets available HERE.
Where | RNA Showgrounds
Price | $120
Chinese New Year | Fortitude Valley
Running all weekend, the Valley Chinese New Year Festival will be full of free events for adults and children alike celebrating Chinese New Year. Ready to feast on delicious Chinese food? Our pick for a great spot to eat is trusty King of Kings, or for you night owls out there, The Brunswick Social will be serving up its usual tasty cocktails coupled with Hong Kong-inspired dumplings – right into the early hours of the morning.
Where | Brunswick Street Mall and Chinatown
Price | Depends on your budget!
Brewniversity | The Scratch
Yes, you heard correctly. Brewniversity. Where beer meets education. For the lovers of beer out there, we present to you weekly beer education sessions on Saturday mornings. Hosted by a variety of beer-geniuses, you'll be well educated on anything beer, ranging from hop varieties to the evolution of craft beer, and down to the necessities of home brewing. Plus you get to enjoy some beer samples too! Bonus!
Where | The Scratch, Milton
Price | $20 pp
Boundary Street Markets | West End
This bustling new market brings together over 100 growers, artisans, producers, designers and other generally arty types for a basket-filling day out. Housed in the historic site of the old Peter's Icecream Factory, this market is open from 7am to 2pm every Saturday and Sunday. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Where | Corner of Boundary and Mollison Streets West End
Price | Cheap!
Fully Fit February | Everywhere
The month-long fitness challenge, Fully Fit February kicks off today, raising money and awareness around obesity and obesity prevention, and supporting the Mater Foundation for obesity research. All you need to do to get involved is Like and share their Facebook page, vow to do 30 easy peasy minutes of exercise everyday, and donate to the cause here, or in a donation tin at any of their partnering businesses.
Where | Everywhere!
Price | As generous as you are feeling
A Day on the Green: Hunters & Collectors | Sirromet Winery
The mighty Hunters & Collectors are back and set to enthral devotees and a new generation music lovers. Hunters & Collectors will be joined by British India, Something for Kate and You Am I at Sirromet Winery.
Where | Sirromet Winery
Price | $99.90
Super Bowl XLVIII | Normanby Hotel
Super Bowl 48 is less than a week away! Catch all the action as America's biggest game plays out from The Normanby Hotel. Opening its doors to the public from 9am.
Where | Normanby Hotel
Price | Depends how many rounds of beers you end up shouting!
Moonlight Cinema | New Farm
What better way to make the most of the last of Brisbane's summer nights than to kick back at the open air cinema in New Farm. On Wednesday 5th Feb, pack yourself a little picnic hamper and catch Captain Phillips on the big screen. Click here to see all their other screenings as well!
Where | New Farm Park
Price | $16 pp