We must admit, three-day weeks are kind of amazing; by the time you hit the mid-week slump, you're already out the door! With ANZAC Day just around the corner, get ready to kick back and enjoy the spoils of another long weekend in Brisbane. We've got 2-Up for the traditionalists, foul-mouthed puppets for the show goers, and we're sprucing up our wardrobe for the Winter Racing Carnival. Here's the best of what's on this weekend in Brisbane.
Thursday the 24th
Puppet Up: Uncensored! | Brisbane Powerhouse
Jim Henson Company's ensemble of foul-mouthed puppets is coming to town for a limited run at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Anyone who's a fan of The Muppets will love this laugh out loud 'adults only' puppet show brought to life with over 80 puppets, and 6 master puppeteers.
Anzac Day Eve Party | Chilliwow
Chilliwow are hosting the night of nights to celebrate ANZAC DAY eve! Their infamous 'Make your own Tacos & Nachos and Margarita Madness' goes supersize to celebrate the long weekend. Ay caramba!
When: 4pm 'til 12am
Fall Sale | Aje
There's 20% off all A/W '14 styles in store and online at Aje, which is a great excuse to get down to their stunning new James Street boutique and check it out! Aje are known for their heavily embellished urban warrior-esque pieces, and, of course, their famous sequin minis.
When: Until Sunday the 27th
Friday the 25th
ANZAC Day 2 Up laneway party | The Fox
Remembering our diggers in true Aussie style, The Fox are putting on an ANZAC Day 2-Up laneway party! With an all-day barbecue (nothing more Australian than a sausage sizzle), entertainment, and DJ's playing until close, this will be a 2-Up championship to remember! Last post will be played at 5.45pm sharp — you gotta be in it to win it!
Price: Free, 10am – Midnight
Bris Springsteen Set | The End Bar
Much loved Brisbanite and crazy talented (plus all-round top bloke) DJ Bris Springsteen (aka Jeremy Neale) continues his month-long residency at The End Bar, with a night of great tunes and good times!
Price: Free, 8pm to 12pm
Tastes of Thailand | Billy Kart Kitchen
Celebrated chef Ben O'Donoghue is making Friday's fantastic at Billy Kart Kitchen with his ever-changing dinner menu. This Friday is Thai themed, and with few seats still available, bookings are essential. It's first in…first fed!
When: 6pm 'til late
Saturday the 26th
Gazar Strips 'Sparkling' EP Launch | The Underdog Pub Co.
Brisbane 'psych-rock' trio Gazar Strips launch their new EP 'Sparkling' at The Underdog Pub Co, with a slew of great supporting acts. Naked Maja, Steady as She Goes, BWAAOI and Hypnotic Bedrooms are all confirmed, and with copies of 'Sparkling' EP available to buy on the night, that's one 'helluva line up!
Price: Entry is $10,
When: 6pm 'til late
Where: 186 Brunswick Street
Wednesday the 30th
Carnival Milliner's Market | Eagle Farm Racecourse
Brisbane's top milliners are gathering for one night only at Eagle Farm Racecourse to showcase their latest winter collections at the first ever Carnival Milliners Market. Get race-day ready with beautiful collections of fascinators, jewellery, plus men and women's accessories before the Winter Racing Carnival seasons starts.
When: 5:30pm to 8:30pm