There's so much on this weekend in Brisbane, you're going to need to take Monday off. Ride the endorphin waves from Valentine's Day through the weekend with this smattering of events.
Thursday the 13th
Let's Face It | The Selvedge Yard
Let's Face It is back, and this time they're going coastal. This design-mashing, t-shirt printing, live art show is on at the Gold Coast, featuring the designs of Numskull, The Design Kids, Typism, and loads more. Purchase your tee on the night and have it hand screened right before your eyes. There'll also be a little pop-up Numskull shop selling limited edition prints, and beats and beers.
When | 5:00pm
Price | Tees are $50
Lunch Special | Green Beacon Brewing Co.
Get your week started right with the perfect hump-day lunch: the two-for-one seafood special, only available at Green Beacon on Wednesday and Thursdays. Try a pot of their house brew while you're there.
When | Between 12 and 3pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Price | 2 for 1
Friday the 14th
Valentine's Day Fiesta Weekend | Chilliwow
In Mexico, Valentine's Day is not just for lovers, it's for amigos as well. So grab a bunch of your nearest and dearest compadres and head to Chilliwow this Friday and Saturday night for some flirty fun and a special V Day food and drinks menu (hello, shared cocktails!). A Mariachi band will be serenading the room, and ladies will be crowned with carnation wreaths. Because nothing says love like tequila and tacos.
When | This Friday and Saturday night
Price | Entry is free, and you can book a table here.
World's End Press | Black Bear Lodge
One for the lovers...World's End Press are playing at the Bear this Valentine's eve, supported by Young Franco and Palindromes. Get your tickets here.
When | From 7pm
Price | Tickets are $15.30
I Heart Tinder Party | The Fox
Head to Dandys Rooftop and unite with fellow Tinder users, or simply join your app-obsessed friends and come along for the great food and drinks looking over the city skyline. This ultimate singles party will be hosted by Luttsy from Nova, so get swiping kids. Hot tip: If you register here beforehand, you'll be treated to a free drink on arrival. That's romantic, right?
When | 7pm
Price | Entry is Free
Saturday the 15th
Alementary 103: The Darkness | The Scratch
Join host, Timothy Goulding on a slightly spooking educational exploration of dark brews in this, the third instalment of Scratch's Alementary. Because you'll learn all about the different styles of dark ale and sample a diverse selection of beers examples this class is highly recommended for dark beer rookies. Tickets to this highly informative hops-y session are available over the phone or over the bar.
When | 11am
Price | $20 per person
Fifth Leg Wine Swap | Any First Choice Liquor Store
Do you have a bottle of wine that's just sitting at home, un-drunk, because, frankly, you're pretty sure it'll taste disgusting? Well the cunning kids at Fifth Leg have come up with a very neat solution to this little vino vexation: their Inferior Wine Swap. Bring your undrinkable bottle of plonk into any First choice and it will be swapped with a bottle of Fifth Leg's great varieties. Ed Note: Your inferior wine has to be unopened and undamaged and there's a limit of one swap per person.
When | 1pm to 5pm
Price | It's free. Free wine!
Travel Expo | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Itchy feet? We feel you. Plan your next OS sojourn at this year's Travel Expo, where you can check out tours, accommodation, and everything you need to get your trip happening. You can even book on the day.
When | 9am
Price | Free
Hand on Brisbane | Bleeding Heart Gallery
Launching their 3rd crafty year today, Hands on Brisbane are back with a host of artsy workshops and crafty classes to get your creative juices flowing. Think jewellery making, screen-printing, origami, and terrarium and rug making. Funskies?
When | 15th Feb to the 3rd of May
Free Coffee | Tall Short Espresso
Yep, you read right. Free coffee can be yours at Paddington's Tall Short Espresso as they invite you to snap out of your love hangover with some caffeine. Disclaimer: Free coffee is limited to a short flat white.
When | Between 7am and 12pm
Price | It's free!
Sunday the 16th
Super Jazz Cats | Timber Cabin & Coffee House
Round out this loved-up weekend with some seriously slick and sexy jazz tunes at Stone's Corner's Timber Cabin. They have some equally sensual cocktails, jugs of drinks, and a terrific tapas menu, perfect for sharing.
When | 5pm 'till late
Price | Entry is free
Wednesday the 19th
Debauchery Behind the Beard | The Bearded Lady
The second instalment of Debauchery Behind The Beard is hosted by the fab-u-lous Tigerlil, and will feature performances by Azaria Universe, Lilla Lux, Thom Fenton & The Ciders Ashes Spin Team. DJ David Dizzy McEvoy will also be on hand to spin his Swing & Blues electronic beats. Contact The Bearded Lady here for tickets.
When | 5pm
Price | $10 on the door