What's On

This Weekend In Brisbane

By Lauren Kavanagh - 20 Nov 2014

If the heat and G20 craziness sent your long-weekend plans spiraling out of control, never fear—a brand new weekend awaits! This weekend in Brisbane we've got you covered, from designer footwear pop-ups, Christmas carols and music video launches, to costume exhibitions, Sunday sessions, and epic food and whisky dinners, there's plenty of things to do in Brisbane this weekend!

Here's what's on. 

Thursday 20th

Aya Maria Private Collection Pop-Up | Emporium
New Emporium pop-up store Aya Maria Private Collection is opening its doors for a night of fun, frivolity, fabulous Italian footwear, and bubbles (of course!). From 5.30pm to 8pm, the Aya Maria Private Collection will launch its retail pop-up shop, showcasing the best in women's designer footwear collections from Italy, with a variety of limited edition accessories also on offer. The store will remain open until the end of December, so make sure you drop by and spoil yourself! 

Friday 21st

Carols In The Reservoir Launch | Spring Hill Reservoir
The Underground Opera Company is proud to announce the opening of Carols in the Reservoir, a 22-show performance season filled with Christmas carols from all the musical ages. The best part? The carols are being held six metres underground! Cool, huh? The carols kick off this Friday and run right through til 14th December, so why not round up the crew and join in the Christmas spirit.

Smoking Martha Launches New Clip | The Bearded Lady
Local band Smoking Martha are set to smoke up Brisbane with the release of their new single, 'All lit Up'. The group will be performing their latest hit at West End's The Bearded Lady', supported by blackdiamond and Brisbane band, Heavy Roller. So come on down and support our local talent from 7pm.

Saturday 22nd

Costumes Of The Golden Age | Museum Of Brisbane
One of the biggest and most ambitious undertakings by the Museum of Brisbane in its 10-year history, Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood will reveal this fab-u-lous city's best kept secret for the very first time. The exhibition will showcase 70 iconic Hollywood costumes from Brisbane-based collector Nicholas Inglis's extraordinary private collection, alongside props and ephemera from the Golden Age of Hollywood. This carefully curated collection will be available for public viewing from 10am-5pm daily!

Andromeda Festival | Ivory's Rock
Andromeda is a brand new electronic music festival situated at Ivory's Rock, 45 minutes west of Brisbane. With a stellar line-up of various electronic bands and artists, this is one festival that is sure to change your perspective on electro. If you're not a fan, but are open to the possibility of becoming one, grab yourself a ticket and make a weekend of it. 

Sunday 23rd

BlackBird Sundays With Minx | BlackBird Bar & Grill 
It's becoming common knowledge among the folk of Brisbane that a Sunday spent at Blackbird is a Sunday well spent. So this Sunday, join the resident DJ's as Blackbird hosts house legend, MINX. Indulge in seafood platters and champagne, and settle in for an afternoon of good tunes, good food, and good vibes.  

Yuppie Palace Clothing Pop Up Store | Westfield Carindale 
Stocking labels including The Academy Brand, Mr Simple & Silent Theory, online store Yuppie Palace is the stylish brainchild of Brisbane brothers James and Jake. For the first time, the boys will be trialing Yuppie Palace in a retail pop-up store in Westfield Carindale. Yep, it's Yuppie IRL. Make sure you drop by and show your support!

Tuesday 25th

Paddock to Plate with Matt Moran | Aria Restaurant
To celebrate the second season of Matt Moran's award-winning series Paddock to Plate, Matt himself will be hosting a Paddock to Plate dinner ARIA Brisbane. Tickets are $145 per person for a four-course dining experience including a jamon croquette appetiser, vitello tonnato or Murray cod, Matt's take on 'meat and three veg' for main, and dessert, all with matched wines. This is foodie heaven.

Don't Miss Out! 

Thursday 27th

Single Malt Scotch Whisky Masterclass Dinner | The Morrison
Scotch whisky lovers, this one is for you! Housed inside The Morrison's Naked Whisky Bar, and hosted by Beam Suntory ambassador, and all-round whisky legend, Dan Woolley, guests will be immersed in all things single malt, with Macallan, Highland Park, and Laphroaig being featured alongside an incredible five-course dinner. Tickets are $75 per person and will sell out fast. Be quick, book yours here

Friday 28th

USQ Artsworx Summer Classes | University of Southern Queensland
Are you arty? Or if you're not, maybe you wish you were? Well, Urbanlisters, we've got just the event for you! Kicking off on the 7th of January and running for 10-days, aspiring creatives can enroll in more than 50 performing arts, visual arts and creative arts classes at USQ's McGregor Summer School. Enrolments close Friday 28th November, so get in quick!

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