What's On

This Weekend In Brisbane

By Lauren Kavanagh
2nd Oct 2014

Here we are again, Brisbanites! Another glorious weekend awaits, and our fair weathered metropolis has delivered the goods, with an overabundance of things to do, yet again. From barista competitions, to Scotch whisky tastings, to pink-ribbon breakfasts, and the very first mango of the season (heck yes), there's an event for everyone this weekend. 

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

Thursday 2nd

Shakespeare Festival | Toowoomba
Where for out thou, Shakespeare fans? We've got the deets for the ultimate Shakespeare experience. The festival celebrates everything from the Elizabethan era, from Shakespeare play performances, to art exhibitions, and loads more. Read more about this fab event here, or grab your tickets now

Saturday 4th

Battle of the sexes | Toby's Estate Espresso Bar
When it comes to coffee in Brisbane, the competition is fierce! Toby's Estate Espresso Bar plays host to the 'battle of the sexes' challenge, where Brisbane's best female and male barista will battle it out for the coveted title of 'Brisbane's Best Barista'. The winner will go on to compete at the Australian Specialty Coffee Association's latte art heats. Come along and cheer on your favourite Barista!

When: 3:30pm 

Instameet | All Over Brisbane
Never heard of an Instameet? You need to watch this video. Basically it's where a bunch of die-hard instagrammers meet up, share their usernames, and spend the day celebrating everything they love about Brisbane by taking photos, all the while trying to smash a world record! Sounds fun, huh? With various meeting places around Brisbane (and locations on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, too) check out the website for your nearest Instameet spot.

Spring Hill Alive | Spring Hill 
Stuck for things to do in Brisbane this weekend? Check out this super fun new Brisbane street party! Spring Hill Alive is a brand new Brisbane street party from the guys behind the much loved Tereriffe Festival, with festivities including street bars, food trucks, pool parties, dive in movies, and loads of music from Brisbane's best DJs. And entry is only $5. 

When: 10am to 9pm

Scotch Whisky Tasting | United Services Club
Master Distiller of Bruichladdich distillery, Jim McEwan, will be holding a scotch whisky tasting session and discussion evening at the United Services Club in Spring Hill. Guests can expect to be immersed in the world of whisky production, while sampling several types of brew. Definitely an event not to be missed for all those Brisbane whisky lovers! 

When: 6:30pm

Sunday 5th

Listen Out | Brisbane Showgrounds
What better weekend for Brisbane to host a music festival than on a public holiday? With artists on the bill including Flume, Chet Faker and Ta-ku, just to name a few, you won't want to miss this year's Listen Out festival. It's going to be fun, Brisbane! Get your last minute tickets, pronto. 

When: 2pm-10pm 

BrisBricks Lego Fan Expo | Sleeman Sports Centre, Chandler
Lego fanatics, unite! BrisBricks Events brings Brisbane Lego fans what they've always wanted — yes, it's a three-day expo dedicated to Lego! With tickets just a mere $10.00, it's the perfect Brisbane event to take the little ones to, and maybe even that big kid who just can't quite part with his Lego collection. 

When: Saturday 4th 9am-4pm, Sunday 5th 10:30am-5pm, Monday 9am-4pm

Wednesday 8th

Pink Ribbon Breakfast | Primal Pantry
Join Primal Pantry for a morning of pink treats, raffles, and a yummy breakfast as they host their Pink Ribbon Day Breakfast. $25 includes breakfast, and tea & coffee, and all proceeds from the event will go towards finding a much-needed cure for breast cancer. Don't miss out! 

When: 7am-8:30am 

Thursday 9th

Mango Charity Auction | Brisbane Produce Markets
All funds raised from the auction for the symbolic first tray of mangoes for the season will be donated to the very worthy Diabetes Queensland and Life Education Queensland. An extremely worthy cause Brisbane, mark the date in your diary! 

When: 6:45am 

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