What's On

This Weekend In Brisbane

By Lauren Kavanagh - 21 Aug 2014

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If you were thinking of 'having a quiet one' this weekend, you might have to think again, Brisbane! With fashion events, degustations, street festivals, garden parties, and more on offer this weekend, you'll have more than enough things to do in Brisbane. A weekend on the couch with a glass of wine is not an option. 

Here's what's on this weekend in Brisbane!

Thursday 21st 

Experience Marlborough NZ Wine Degustation Dinner | Era Bistro
Love a drop from Marlborough, NZ? You're not alone! Era are hosting a divine seven-course, wine matched dinner celebrating all that is great about Marlborough wines. Brett Bermingham from Nautilus will be on hand for expert commentary. Tickets are $75 per person. You can find all the details here.

When: 7pm

Friday 22nd

Cut & Sewn | Oh Hello
Disco Entertainment and Oh Hello have joined forces to proudly present a night of partying and fashion. Showcasing an array of collections from some of Brisbane's best local and emerging talents, as well as a feature show by Shugah Boutique, and a swag of Brisbane's best local DJs, this night promises to be bucket loads of fun. Tickets are $15, with $10 entry before 10pm. Be there!

When: 9pm

Sake Master Class | Moga Restaurant
Join the team at Moga Japanese Restaurant for a sake master class, featuring the superior sake from Yoshikubo Brewery. The evening will also showcase other sakes from various breweries, in addition to a superb six-course dinner. Tickets are $88 per person, and will be snapped up quick!

When: 6:30pm

Saturday 23rd

Valley Fiesta | Fortitude Valley
It's that time of year again Brisbanites – Valley Fiesta! Over the weekend, we'll see the usual liveliness of the Fortitude Valley go up a notch as the precinct plays host to Brisbane's biggest street party. With a jam-packed two-day program of music, markets, fashion, and of course food (duh!), there's something for everyone at this years Valley Fiesta. You won't want to miss this cracking Brisbane event!

When: Saturday from 10am and Sunday from 2pm

Chinatown Chow Down | China Town Mall
The Chinatown Mall is playing host to its very own oriental fiesta event in line with this years Valley Fiesta — the Chinatown Chow Down. Offering four different banquet sittings, The Chow Down is offering guests the chance to experience the best of Chinatown's culinary offerings. Tickets are $30 per person, and strictly limited. Get in quick!

When: 12pm

Swap Shoppe | Brunswick Street Mall
Brisbane City Council and Undress Runways are joining forces at this year's Valley Fiesta to bring to life the first valley Swap Shoppe. Bring along five items of clothing you don't wear anymore (with coat hangers, please!), and swap them for five pre-loved items from the closets of fellow fashionistas. Be sure to check in your clothing between 10am and 12pm, and then go crazy. 

When: 10am – 3pm

Sunday 24th

Simply Splendid Soiree | Musgrave Park Croquet Club 
Stuck for things to do in Brisbane this Sunday? How about a spot of croquet? Bring your picnic rug and cucumber sandwiches and get set for an afternoon of garden party elegance at the Brisbane Fringe Festival's Simply Splendid Soiree. Be sure to don your hep-cat suits and floral frocks for a chance at the best-dressed prizes, and settle in for a night of jazz bands, DJs and dancing. 

When: 2pm

Monday 25th

Brissie's Best Bartenders Bring Light To India | The Walrus Club
Brisbane is blessed with an increasing amount of talented female bartenders (woo, girl power!). To celebrate, The Walrus Club is hosting Brisbane's best female bartender competition, where 10 bartenders from across Brisbane will battle it out for the coveted title of "Brisbane's best female bartender". The event will also raise much-needed funds to improve the lives of women and children living in poverty in India.

When: 6pm

Tuesday 26th

Yarra Yering Winemaker Dinner | ARIA Restaurant
Not that we needed another reason to raise a glass in celebration of Aria's 5th birthday, but we'll happily oblige all the same. Aria is pleased to present a winemaker dinner hosted by Sarah Crowe from Yarra Yering wines. Join Sarah for a night of culinary excellence, accompanied by a range of exquisite wine straight from the Yarra Valley. Tickets are $210 per person. Call to reserve a seat at this prestigious (and delicious!) wine event.

When: 6:30pm

Ask The Chef (About Pork) Dinner | Pony Dining
Pony Dining's head chef Damien Draper is proud to present a dazzling six-course degustation dinner, shining the spotlight on the humble pig. Showcasing each part of the pig (we're talking ears, head, rump tail…the whole sha-bam!), each dish is served with its own accompaniments, all carefully crafted by Pony's expert team. Tickets are $145 per person, and bookings are essential. 

When: 5:30 pm 26th – 27th

Wednesday 27th

Wellness Master Class | Aurora Spa
If you're like the majority of the population, you're probably in need of some rest and relaxation. Aurora Spa at Palazzo Versace is hosting a wellness master class, aimed to provide guests with helpful tips and strategies to assist with positive thought processes, healthy eating, and all round inner wellness.  Bookings are essential, check out their website for more information.

When: 7pm – 8:30pm

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