What's On

This Weekend In Brisbane

By Lauren Kavanagh - 10 Jul 2014

Boy-oh-boy, Brisbanites, do we have a jam-packed weekend for you! From film festivals to designer sales, to trivia nights and farmers markets, there's an event for everyone this weekend in Brisbane!

None of this 'but it's too cold to go out' nonsense! Get out and enjoy everything our fair weathered metropolis has to offer, as we round up what's on in Brisbane this weekend.

Friday 11th

Scandinavian Film Festival | Palace Centro
Set to heat up the Australian winter this July, with some of the coolest films from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland, is the inaugural Scandinavian Film Festival. Brisbane, prepare to be delighted as this Scandi-film fest' kicks off at Palace Centro this weekend.

The festival runs until 20th July, giving you ample time to get your pals together and select a movie from an array of European classics including The Keeper of Lost Causes (Danish), I Am Yours (Norwegian), August Fools (Finnish) and The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Swedish), just to name a few.

When: 11th – 20th July, see website for all the details.

Dinosaur Designer Sale | Wintergarden
Jewellery and homewares addicts, this one is for you! Dinosaur Designs are proud to announce that they will be holding their second Brisbane sale (lucky us!) this weekend in the Wintergarden, with all jewellery and homewares reduced by 80%! This is one Brisbane sale not to miss!

When: Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 10am – 2pm

Saturday 12th

Total French Festival | Southbank Parklands

Happy Independence Day, France! No Bastille Day would be quite complete without Brisbane's annual Total French Festival in Southbank Parklands. If your idea of a perfect feast consists of fresh baguettes and creamy brie, croissants, and macarons, Brisbane's Total French Festival is the place for you. And to top it off, the festival goes all weekend. Yay!

Brisbane Yoga Fest | Old Museum
Get ready, loyal yogis, 'cause we've got a real treat for you. This weekend in Brisbane, the Old Museum is playing host to Brisbane Yoga Fest. This two-day festival is designed to educate and inspire yoga enthusiasts, with an array of outdoor stalls, as well as yoga classes running throughout the festival. Access to classes and the verandah stalls require a Yoga Fest ticket, available at the gate.

When: 8am 

Grand Opening | La Macelleria 
The newest member of Brisbane's inner city Gelato scene, La Macelleria is hosting an official opening party this weekend! The boys at La Macelleria will be serving small cups/ and cones of gelato and espresso for $2 (I'm not kidding) all day long! And, to top off the event, owners Matteo and Matteo will be creating champagne sorbet, and serving it up to patrons for FREE from 6 to 9pm! 
When: From 11am 

Everland Clothing Sample Sale | The Valley Markets 
Did someone say sample sale? Yep, you heard right! Everland Clothing are hosting a sample sale in The Valley Markets. Featuring old stuff, new stuff, and things we guarantee you've never seen before. Be sure to check it out! 

When: 8am 

Sunday 13th

Big Brown And Beautiful | Hoo Ha Bar
Whoever said that Sundays are to prepare for Monday is no friend of ours! Our favourite bearded boys at Hoo Ha Bar are putting on one epic Sunday session, to end your weekend on a sweet high! $20 gets your four brown beers, friend chicken, buscuits and a generous slathering of gravy — picking up what they're putting down? — plus some seriously great live music while you chomp down on all that southern soul food! Get in quick as tickets are selling like little hotcakes!
When: From 3pm, tickets available over the phone or behind the bar

New Farmer's Market Launch | The Gap State School
Next Sunday, before most of us have even dared to open our eyes, farmers from all over southeast Queensland will be enthusiastically awaiting your arrival at the launch of this new, totally authentic, not-for-profit Farmer's Market. The market will be held on the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month at The Gap State School, so put this one in your diaries, Brisbane!

When: Every 2nd and 4th Sunday, 6:30am –11am

Livespark | Brisbane Powerhouse 
A Sunday afternoon offering of the best indie-pop and rock bands from Brisbane and beyond, for music enthusiasts of all ages. This event will be held every Sunday right through till the 21st September, so kick off your week the right way and enjoy a little dose of inidie-pop and rock culture. 

When: Every Sunday until Sep 21st

The Diva's Wardrobe | Brisbane Showgrounds 
Vintage/designer clothing lovers, you're in for a treat. The Diva's Wardobe is hosting its tenth event this Sunday, giving ticket-holders an exclusive opportunity to shop the wardrobes of some of Brisbane's top fashion-insiders, for one day only. And when we say Brisbane's top fashion-insiders, we're referring to the wardrobes of Lydia Woolcott, Mary Dickinson, Julie Sutherland, Carla Sakrewski, and plenty more. Tickets are $10, and available at the door. But beware fashionistas, you're on a 4 hour time limit! How fast can you shop? 

When: 11am

Monday 14th

A La Howzat Burger, Bastille Day Pop Up | Howzat Burger
They're our favourite burger joint for a reason. The burger wizards at Howzat are putting on two very special, very French, burgers for Bastille Day — the Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame — and they'll be available all week long.

When: Specials available from 14th to the 18th of July

Tuesday 15th

Charity Trivia Night | Rumpus Room
Grab your friends, and get set for a night of charity trivia! Places are limited, so round up a team of 6-8 people and come on down to the Rumpus Room, in West End. Tickets are $40 per person, and include a cheese and antipasto platter for each table, with all proceeds going to the Heart Foundation. We couldn't think of anything we'd rather be doing on a Tuesday night. RSVP pronto!

When: 7pm

8th August

Redlands Bluegrass Festival | Redland Bay
Diary entry alert: Returning for its 20th year, the Redlands Bluegrass Festival is being held from 8th – 10th August at the Kindilan convention center. Hop to it and book your tickets now!

When: Friday 8th 6:30pm – 10:30pm, Saturday 9th 12noon – 11pm, Sunday 10th 12noon – 5pm.

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