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This Weekend In Brisbane

By Lauren Kavanagh - 06 Nov 2014

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This weekend's itinerary is jam-packed, Brisbanites! From warehouse sales, film festivals, and swim wear pop-up stores, to G20 cultural celebrations, cocktail making, and $2 food trails (yes, I'm serious), there's no excuse to sit at home feeling sorry for yourself.

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

Thursday 6th

Pop Top Summer Collection | Ra Ra Superstar
Join the F-A-B team at Ra Ra Superstar for an evening of sweet treats (including Ice Cream), goodie bags, lucky door prizes, and live tunes, as well as a sneak peak at their new summer arrivals. All guests will receieve a special 20% off their first summer purchase! Go on, you know you want to. 

When: 6pm-9pm

Lalabazaar Warehouse Sale | Merivale Street, South Brisbane
Clear your schedule—it's time to shop! Lalabazaar are opening their doors for a massive warehouse sale, with up to 85% off your favourite brands, like Cameo, Keepsake, and Finders Keepers. It's a no-brainer. Be there!

When: Thursday 9am-6pm, Friday 9am-6pm, and Saturday 9am-4pm

Emirates British Film Festival | Palace Barracks & Centro Cinemas
Returning for its second year, the Emirates British Film Festival brings to screens a mix of wildly entertaining comedies, cinematic adaptations, first-time features, and award-winning titles. The festival runs through til 16th November, featuring movie titles including Zulu (1964), If...(1968), The Italian Job (1969), Darling (1965), Billy Liar (1963), and A Hard Day's Nigh (1964). This is one film festival you won't want to miss; grab your tickets now!

Friday 7th

SunSoaked Pop-Up Store | Red Hill Community Sports Club
We love pop-up stores, especially when they involve local designers. Brisbane swimwear label SunSoaked, in conjunction with Just Mine jewellery and In Homewares, are hosting a Christmas pop-up store. There will be a fabulous array of swim and resort wear from SunSoaked, as well as stunning jewellery and homewares. There will also be bubbles on arrival for all guests. So kick start your Christmas shopping now, Brisbane, and support our local designers!

When: Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 9am-3pm

G20 Cultural Presents 'The World According To Brass' | Brisbane Riverstage
Music lovers are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and relax under the stars at the Brisbane Riverstage for a free toe-tapping concert featuring jazz virtuoso James Morrison and some of Australia's finest brass musicians. Morrison will take to the stage alongside an array of special guest artists including the Brisbane Excelsior Band, South Brisbane Federal Band, Brisbane Brass, and The Queensland Choir. And the best part? This event is free!

When: 5:30pm

MAKING MANHATTAN: Cocktails and Contemporary Art | Institute of Modern Art
Making Manhattan: Cocktails & Contemporary Art, presented by The Urban List and the Institute of Modern Art, is going to be an epic night of cocktail making (and drinking, of course!), and contemporary art. Guests will learn how to perfect the most refined classic cocktail of all, the Manhattan— and to top the night off you'll score an exclusive 'after-dark' tour of the very cool IMA gallery. The party kicks off from 7pm, and limited tickets are still available. Don't miss out!  

Saturday 8th

The Triffid Launch Party | The Triffid
A new live music venue has planted its roots on Brisbane's music map! The Triffid, Brisbane's newest live music venue located in on of Newstead's historic WWII hangers, promises to be the city's coolest new hang space for the summer. The official launch party will feature electrifying Melbourne 9-piece Saskwatch, Brisbane indie favourites, The Creases, and Byron Bay locals Mt Warning. With the venue able to hold up to 800 people, this event will be a sell out, so get your tickets now!

When: 6pm

End Of The Line Festival | Woolloongabba
The End of the Line Festival is a new street festival to celebrate the fun and funky Brisbane precinct of Woolloongabba. Restaurants will extend their licenses into the cul-de-sac on Logan Road to create a unique urban dining setting and there will be live music stages, market stalls, food trucks, projection art and plenty of activities for kids during the day.

$2 Food Trail! | Sunnybank Plaza
Food lovers, this one's for you! Sunnybank Plaza & Sunny Park have joined forces to present a very special $2 self-guided foodie adventure (yes, we said $2). Each stop on the $2 Food Trail will be offering a choice of mini-dishes, allowing you to graze your way through a deliciously diverse range of Asian cuisines including Chinese, Japanese, Hong Kong Style, Vietnamese, Korean, Taiwanese, and more, all in one food-fuelled evening! 

Boundary Street Night Markets Launch | West End
The Boundary Street Markets is the huge collaborative effort of hundreds of creative individuals who come together every week to present the fun, friendly, world-class shopping, eating and entertainment this hub is fast becoming famous for. And, to make the markets even better, this Saturday sees the launch of the Boundary Street Night Markets! The super-sized event will feature stacks of regular, and one-off, market fanfare like campfires, a pop-up barbershop and beauty parlour, a Boundary Street train party, and a twilight cinema with popcorn and gelato bar! You'll be sorry you missed this.

When: 4pm-10pm

Pat Hoffie Exhibition Tour | Institute of Modern Art 
Join artist Pat Hoffie for a tour of the current IMA exhibitions, Sarah Browne's Hand to Mouth, and Mierle Laderman Ukeles Maintenance Art Works 1969–1980. Pat Hoffie's work is represented in leading public and private collections and she is also a regular contributor to national arts journals, as well as contemporary art debate and development. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits on offer for all guests, supplied byJocelyn's provisions. So to all you arty Brisbanites, don't miss this!

When: 3pm-4pm

Sunday 9th

G20 Cultural Presents 'Coppelia' | Brisbane Riverstage
Queensland Ballet brings the enchanting and captivating Coppelia to Brisbane's Riverstage in a free performance during the G20 Cultural Celebrations. Based on a story by E.T.A Hoffmann, Coppelia follows a budding romance between two villagers, alongside the curious works of their eccentric neighbor Dr. Coppelius. Gates open at 4pm, for a 6pm start. So grab your picnic blanket and round up the crew, 'cause this Brisbane event won't disappoint.

Small Batch Brisbane | Wandering Cooks
Join over 50 of our region's newest and brightest food producers, sample their latest creations and soak up the possibilities at Wandering Cooks, Brisbane's incubator for new food entrepreneurs. The fun kicks off at 6pm, with pop-up bars and Brisbane's best food trucks on offer until 10pm!

When: 6pm-10pm 

Tuesday 11th

League Of Extraordinary Woman Breakfast | Chow House
Get motivated before you start your workday, and join Brisbane designer Sacha Drake and the League of Extraordinary Women for a very social breakfast. The breakfast series aims to provide a casual atmosphere to connect business savvy ladies,, and develop long-lasting business relationships and friendships. So come along and meet other female entrepreneurs who are determined to pave their own paths, make a difference and dream big. Book your tickets now!

When: 7:30am-9:30am

G20 Innovation Hub | The Gardens Club
The Wise Foundation and Social Outcomes have joined forces to present the G20 Innovation Hub: Beyond Business As Usual. This interactive and free event will be a unique parallel event to the G20 and B20 leaders' summit in Brisbane, presenting a series of linked events designed to highlight business and social innovation. A festival of shared innovation and strategies, the Innovation Hub will include an interactive market, which will operate daily as the epicenter of the hub and will be free for the wider Brisbane community to enjoy, as well as a Light Lunch Lecture Series, and Innovation Dinners. 

Wednesday 12th

Light & Healthy Living Foods Cooking Class  | Press'd
Ever wanted to be a dab hand in the healthy cooking department, but don't know your wheatgrass from your whole grains? Well, chin up, because organic juice bar Press'd are putting on an evening for those of us wanting to brush up on our culinary know-how. Teaming up with Realistically Raw You, you'll learn how to make fermented foods, grow your own sprouts and herbs, and even how to make your own non-dairy cheese! For full event details and to book your tickets, click here.

When: 6:30pm-9:30pm

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