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This Weekend in Brisbane

By Sophia McMeekin
18th Sep 2014

On the hunt for things to do in Brisbane this weekend? Look no further. This weekend in Brisbane we have warehouse yoga parties, beer festivals, rum masterclasses, and birthday parties to get your groove on at, plus loads more. These are the Brisbane events not to miss!

Thursday 18th

lululemon NY Warehouse Party | The Motor Room
In what has to be the coolest yoga gig in town, lululemon are hosting a rad-as warehouse party/yoga session, to help you find your yoga groove. Live tunes will be spinning and Brisbane food vans will be on hand for nourishment. This 90-minute yoga class promises moments of stillness, wild freedom, and delicious savasana. Groovy. If you want to be in on this v. hip Brisbane yoga event, you must register to secure a spot, or rsvp here!

When: 6:30-9:30pm
Where: The Motor Room, West End. Corner of Boundary & Mollison Streets

National Cheeseburger Day Eating Competition | Greaser
Get yourself down to Greaser and celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with an eating comp'. Watch the lucky competitiors try to throw as many of these beefy beauties down their throats in 30 seconds as possible, as you marvel in the glory that is the humble cheeseburger. Entry is free.

Johnny Cash Tribute Night | Beetle Bar
Walk the line right into the Beetle Bar for a night of all things Cash. With performances from over seven acoustic acts, this night is a celebration of the man and the music, marking the week of the anniversary of his death in 2003. Tickets are $8 on the door.

When: From 7:30pm

Ghetto Fabulous: Kanye on Vaycay | Oh Hello
Don't want to say goodbye to Kanye just yet? While the man himself might be off to other nations, Oh Hello are keeping the Kanye fest going for one more night, playing bootylicious tunes all night long.

When: From 9:30pm

Sketchers Silent Disco | Westfield Garden City
Sneaker fans (and disco heads), you won't want to miss this family-friendly Brisbane event. In celebration of their brand new Sketchers store opening at Westfield Garden City, Sketchers are holding a three-day long silent disco, designed to encourage and you and your fam' to get active while shopping. Just for dropping by and having a dance, you'll receive a $20 Sketchers voucher to redeem with every purchase over $80, along with other Sketchers goodies.

When: 3pm-7pm Thursday, 3pm-5:30pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday

Saturday the 20th

Beer InCider Experience | Albion Park
It's finally arrived; the weekend when Brisbane's beer fans can come out of their dark and dingy watering holes and into the sunshine to celebrate all things frothy. There will be local and international beer and cider tasters on offer (we love tasters!), with over 35 brewers attending and 130 beers and ciders (with matching food) on offer. Our favourite beer chefs, The Beerkary Bakery, are also taking part in the festival, collabortaing with Victorian brewer's Killer Sprocket as they launch their new beer, Hey Juniper. The menu on offer from the Beerkary Bakery includes epic beer and beer-infused food fusions, like a malt and apple eclair. Heads up, this in an over 18 event.

When: 20th to the 21st

The End's 3rd Birthday | The End
Much-loved West End bar, The End, are celebrating their third birthday this Saturday night. The Rainbows will be flowing, the Local Mobile Deli will be parked outside, and party games are happening (parcel the parcel? Shut up!). Six of your fave DJs will be spinning tracks all night long, and Mocha Stout Chocolate cupcakes will be on hand.

When: From 3pm

Suicide Swans In-store | Jet Black Cat Music
Get down to West End's favourite record store, Jet Black Cat for an in-store performance from the Suicide Swans in celebration their debut LP (which you can get your hands on on the day). Expect beards, country tunes, and good times.

When: 3pm

Kraft-er-noon | Institute of Modern Art
Here's a Brisbane event for the whole fam! Make your own kraft-y art creations at this interactive arty afternoon at IMA. Join IMA's Public Programs Officer, Renae Belton as you respond creatively to the Low Sculptures in the Stuart Ringholt: Kraft exhibition. Children 4+ are welcome. RSVP here by Friday to secure a spot.

When: 2pm

Sunday the 21st

A Very Juicy Fundraiser | Riverlife
Television personality Pip Russell is on a mission to give sick kids the childhood they deserve with her Juiced TV initiative— a unique initiative bringing entertainment to children in hospital (check it out here!), and she needs your help. Join Pip, and legendary Brisbane entertainer, TUFFY, for a day of great drinks, food, and raffle prizes at Riverlife and help out this very worthwhile cause. Tickets to this fun fundraiser are $40 pre-purchased, or $50 on the day, which includes 2 free drinks and great food!

Monday the 22nd

Rum Tasting Masterclass | The Breakfast Creek Hotel
Rum fans stuck for things to do in Brisbane this Monday night may have just found their nirvana. Angostura's Master Distiller, John Georges is hosting a not-to-be-missed rum masterclass at Brisbane's rum-ground zero, The Brekky Creek — home to the Substation No.41 Rum Bar, with over 400 varieties of rum on the shelves. Tickets to this intimate rum evening (there's only space for 25 rum-fans) are $80 and include a matched, three-course dinner.

House of Suntory Whisky Takeover | Sake
Hot off the back of sold out events in Melbourne and Sydney, Japanese Whisky House of Suntory are taking over Sake, for one supremely delicious evening of specially designed menus, matched with Suntory's whiskies. With a three-course tasting menu ($65), and six-course degustation ($100) to choose from, this epic foodie event is on for one night only. Book here

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