This Weekend in Brisbane is, frankly, a stellar effort from all our lovely Brisbane businesses. They've gone out of their way to put on some tremendous events this week, and we're pleased as punch! There's a whole lot of foodie finds, a little sumfin' sumfin' for the culture vultures and we've even brought the goods for the fitness fiends among us. Read on, dear urbanlisters — here's our picks of what's on this week in Brisbane.
Paniyiri Platter | Greek on Cav
Did you miss out on this year's epic Paniyiri Greek Festival? Or, you did go, and you now can't face a meal that doesn't come with a serve of souvlaki and a shot of Ouzo? Well, lucky for you, Greek on Cav went and partnered with the Paniyiri Festival to bring you The Paniyiri Platter! Made for two, this is the mother of platters, piled with a selection of all your Greek food faves. Gather your mates/loved ones...or no-one, and enjoy.
When: Available until Saturday 31st, $55 for two
DMA'S Debut EP Live | Black Bear Lodge
You heard it here first: DMAs are gonna be huge. Playing their debut EP "Delete" live at Black Bear Lodge, come hear the trio that are firing up Triple J's airwaves on their first headline tour of the east coast.
When: 5pm- til late, $13 per person
Extreme Trampoline Park | Bounce Grand Opening
Ever wondered what the world would be like if the floor were made of giant trampolines? Just us? Well, if like us you think that would be the best thing, like, ever, get down to the launch of Bounce this weekend. With over 100 interconnected wall-to-wall trampolines, get your adrenaline fix as you jump around and launch yourself into enormous air bags. If that's not enough for you crazy cats, they also hold dodge-ball comps!
When: Friday 30th 10am- 9pm Saturday 9amSunday 1st
2014 World Press Photo exhibition | Brisbane Powerhouse
Whether you're a pro shutterbug, or have difficulty using the filters on your Insta account, the 57th Annual World Press Photo Exhibition will inspire even the most unimaginative snappers! Showcasing some the world's finest photojournalism, with categories ranging from news to nature and portraiture, 5,754 photographers from 132 countries submitted works to this year's competition, so don't miss this extraordinary display of breathtaking photojournalism on your doorstep.
When: Saturday 31st until June 22nd, entry is free
DTR & TCM Present Low Leaf + Nai Palm Double Show | Depo
Joining forces with Dub Temple Records and The Conscious Mic, Depo are playing host to two award-winning, internationally renowned contemporary soul stars, LA native Low Leaf, and Melbournite Nai Palm. Enjoy world-class soulful music in a rare and intimate gig, with superb supporting acts plus live art by Serena Indigo Calci, who custom designed the artwork for the show.
When: 9pm, $25+ entry
Sciencefictive Exhibition | IMA
The IMA has transformed its gallery space into an 'interior garden' to house its latest installation "Sciencefictive". Sydney-based artist Gary Carsley has captured the beauty and contrast of outdoor spaces in an indoor environment, using moongates to 'frame' images of garden scenes. Playing on the audiences' interpretations of constructed indoor spaces, viewers will follow a path laid throughout the gallery and encounter each of the installed moongates as windows into an outside world.
When: Opening night 6pm, until July 26th
30-Day Yoga Challenge | Shri Yoga
In need of some #fitspo? The fabulous team at Shri Yoga are challenging you to partake in their 30-Day yoga challenge. Yep, that's a class a day, every day for 30 days. Wowsas! You'll be able to track your progress in the studio and within Shri's friendly community group (aka, everyone else doing it tough like you!), and, if you succeed, you'll get a gift card to use towards future classes. Oh, yeah, and you'll feel fit and healthy too!
When: June 1st, $225 pp ($7.50 per class)
UQ Titan Symphony Celebration Concert | Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Never have the true greats of the music world sounded so modern! Treat your ears and, some might argue, your soul, to some genius musical talent. For one night only, The University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra, The University of Queensland Chorale, and special guests The St Peter's Choral will perfom musical classics from some of the greatest musicians in history. Watching a 250 strong orchestra is a must at least once in your lifetime and demands some serious kudos! Trust us, this is two hours that you'll thank us for. You know we're all for trying something new!
When: 2pm, $18 per person
1KG Lamb Rib Challenge | Kingsleys
When we found out about Kingsleys 1kg Lamb Rib Challenge, we died and went to meaty heaven! Here's the low down: scoff down the tower of lamb ribs, including the fries (that means EVERYTHING on your plate) and they'll shout you a drink to wash it all down with. To be honest, this is less of a win-lose situation, more of a 'this is awesome I get to eat loads of ribs' kinda deal. We recommend you attempt Shri's yoga challenge (see above) after this one.
When: Daily, 11.30am til late
For Lovers of Beer & Food 5-Course Degustation | Lock'n'Load
Tuesday just got a whole lot better with this 5-course beer-gustation from our hip friends over at Lock'n'Load. Sponsored by Stone & Wood, things are kicking off at 6pm with all the usual L'n'L revelry to follow. At just $59, you don't want to deny your tastebuds this dinner so make sure you get your tickets here.
Roast Night | Claret House
You heard right, Wednesday Roast Nights are back at Claret House! No longer relegated to the day reserved for laundry loads, grocery shopping, and general life admin cruelties, the humble roast has been given a mid-week promotion. And we dig it! You can choose your fave 'roast of the week', or, if you're in a sharing kind of mood, bring some mates along and go for the Roast Platter.
When: Every Wednesday from 4pm
Vine and Wine Night | Bacchus
Don't wallow in a mid-week self-pity party; spruce yourself up and swing by Bacchus Bar where you'll be greeted by an evening of free (free!) wine tastings hosted by award-winning head sommelier Andrew Giblin. Sample some new drops, and learn a little about the industry. You'll be swilling and speaking like a pro in no time! With a killer atmosphere to boot, we're pretty sure this will turn that frown right side round.
When: 5.30pm, every Wednesday until August 27th