What's On

This Weekend in Brisbane

By Jessica Pridmore - 08 May 2014

This weekend is packed full of ideas for spoiling mum! Not only have we got some fab suggestions for Sunday's big day, we've got tons on to make you whip off your Ugg boots and onesies, get off the couch and outside to enjoy our fabulous city! Here's the best of this weekend in Brisbane.

Thursday 8th May

Mother's Day Event | The Gasworks Plaza
Gasworks Plaza is celebrating this Mother's Day in style! Bring your mum along for an evening of late-night shopping, discounts and specials at your favourite stores, and a fashion parade of the latest styles! You could even win 'The Ultimate Gasworks Prize Pack', valued at over $1,000!
When: 5:30pm  until late

World Cocktail Week | Papa Jack's
Name your poison, Brisbane, because World Cocktail Week is coming to town! The ever-so thoughtful folk at Papa Jack's are hosting a weeklong celebration in ode to the not-so-humble beverage. From Martinis to Mai Tais, Singapore Slings to London's Gin thing, come raise a glass (or two!) and celebrate the love of well mixed drink.
When: 6th – 13th May

Part Time Technophobe | Blake House Gallery
UK artist Mr. Penfold will showcase his latest collection, 'Part Time Technophobe' for one night only at the Blake House Gallery. His bold use of intense colour and linear shapes are his trademark, seen in all his beautiful hand-painted murals. A must-see for any discerning 'street art' fan.
When: 6pm  9pm

Friday 9th May

Home Cheesemaking Workshop | Java Lounge
Ever wandered how to make cheese at home but always assumed it to be waaay beyond your skill set? Not true! Join Artisan cheesemaker Kristen Allan (from Sydney's Cornersmith fame), for an evening of the stinky stuff! Make cheese, eat cheese, talk about cheese — and you get to take home the fruits of your labour, plus some basic utensils to get you started at home.
When: 6:30  8:30pm

New Menu Launch | Peasant
Just in time for the big M day, Peasant are launching a brand new menu! Showcasing their passion for traditional tapas with a modern twist, this is some of the finest tasting share-food in the city. On Sunday they'll be serving up some very special dishes for Mother's Day, so book a table for the family and get sharing!
When: Lunch 12pm – 3pm, Dinner 5pm - 'til late

Fox & Foul EP launch | Black Bear Lodge
With a seriously cool, upbeat sound, Fox & Foul's debut EP, and notably their debut single ' Pilot', has received rave reviews; their sound being compared to the likes of Vampire Weekend, Foals, and Cloud Control! Join them on a pit stop of their east coast tour at Black Bear Lodge, along with supporting acts The Worriers and Canyonero. 2014 will be a big year for these guys.
When: 5pm 'til late

Personalised Chocolates For Mum | Mayfair Chocolates
You can't go wrong with a box of good choccies, so go one step further and pick up a selection of personalised treats from Mayfair. You'll bag added brownie points from mum for the extra touch.
When: Now until 11th May

Saturday 10th May

125th Anniversary Ball | Breakfast Creek Hotel
Iconic Brisbane landmark, The Breakfast Creek Hotel, is turning 125! To celebrate the old girl's Birthday, they are hosting an '1890's' themed (who doesn't LOVE fancy dress!) ball, with drinks, canapés, and live special guest bands. Tickets include all food and drink on the night!
When: 7pm 'til late, $125 per person

Sunday 11th May

Mighty Macarons Cooking Class | Spring Food & Wine
Nothing says 'I love you mum' more than the gift that keeps on giving; a macaron masterclass! Book you and your mum in for a hands-on session with Spring's dessert chefs, and learn how to make this chic little treat at home. Magnifique!
When: 2pm-5pm, $110 per person

Terrarium Workshop | Showroom
Any mum that has a bit of a green thumb, or just enjoys a bit of craft, will love the Terraruim Workshop this Mother's Day! The lovely folk at Showroom will provide all supplies to create your own terranium; you just need to bring your own glasswear, or buy one from the gorgeous selection in store. They even throw in morning tea and delish treats to keep the creative juices flowing.
When: 2pm-4pm, tickets are $95

Psst: For more great ideas on what to do with mum this Mother's Day, click here.

Wednesday 14th May

American Beauty Screening | Depo
Get down to Depo's mid-week movie sesh for the screening of an American cult classic, American Beauty. The bar and kitchen will be open as usual, so grab a cold one from the bar and settle in for an evening of cinematic magic.
When: 7:30pm sharp

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