Boy, do we have a treat for you this weekend Brisbanites! From laid-back rooftop cinemas, to high-fashion warehouse sales and Harajuku pop-ups, there's sure to be an event (or two, or three) to keep you occupied this weekend!
Wednesday 2nd April
The Boat That Rocked | Limes Hotel Rooftop Cinema
Get your friends together for a mid-week catch up under the stars at the newly refurbished Limes Hotel rooftop. Every Wednesday until the end of the month, Limes is hosting a rooftop cinema (um, cool?). Food and beverage packages are also available, and there's even a plunge pool package! The movie selection includes titles such as The Conjuring (eek!), Now You See Me, and The Talented Mr Ripley, just to name a few, so come along and sip a glass of bubbly in one of the pools or order yourself a fruity cocktail and enjoy a sophisticated evening under the stars.
When: Every Wednesday evening in April
Where: Limes Hotel
Price: $12 - $90 for special packages (bookings essential).
Thursday 3rd April
Scotch & Soda End of Season Sale | Jane Street, West End
Fans of Amsterdam label, Scotch & Soda, get excited, 'cause they have a seriously big sale happening at their head office in West End this weekend. Find pieces from their women's, men's, swimwear and children's wear collections from Spring/Summer '13, as well as samples, all at up tp 80% off.
Where: 101 Jane Street, West End
When: Thursday through to Sunday 6 April
Discount: Up to 80% off
Yoga Wear Trunk Show with Fire & Shine | Shri Yoga
Join the team at Shri Yoga Brisbane for an evening of yoga and shopping, courtesy of the lovely Jackie from Fire & Shine Activewear. Jackie will be in the studio from 4–8pm, and will have some bubbles and nibbles after the 5:30 class from 7-8pm as she shows us the latest and greatest in activewear from Fire & Shine!
When: Thursday 3rd April
Where: 26 Burnett Lane, Brisbane
Game Of Thrones Tribute Dish | Pony Lounge & Dining
Hungry for the return of Game Of Thrones on April 6th? Pony Dining is here to satisfy your hunger for medieval madness, announcing the Game if Thrones Tribute Dish. Consisting of a whole roast partridge, faro, roasted root vegetables, baked fruit stuffing and bread sauce, this limited edition dish is available only from 1st 'til the 14th April to mark the return of the epic medieval series on April 6th. It's a great way to celebrate the return of GOT, and of course it's the perfect excuse for a feast!
When: 1st April – 14th April
Where: Pony Lounge & Dining
Price: Bookings with "Game of Thrones" are essential (dish is subject to availability)
Friday 4th April
New Tapas Menu Launch | Sling Lounge
Here's a heads up for all you Sling Lounge regulars: they have just launched a brand new tapas menu (yay!) incorporating their miniature mains. We all love Sling's cocktail menu, and now we think it's high time you try their sensational food offering. Sling are also running a Kraken Rum promotion every Friday night for the month of April, which will involve a zany dude walking around offering Kraken cocktail specials to all Sling Patrons. Yes, this will be as great as it sounds. Make sure you try one!
When: Friday 4th April
Where: Sling Lounge
Harajuku Night Pop-Up | Sakè
A taste of Neo-Tokyo comes to the Saké Deck with Saké's Harajuku Night Pop-Up. Saké Restaurant & Bar will be serving up special Izakaya (bar menu), cocktails, and a DJ will be on hand spinning tracks for Brisbane revellers. Executive Chef Shaun Presland will be dishing up some great tasting plates to share, so get your friends together and enjoy a night of Japanese cuisine.
When: Friday 4th April
Where: Saké Deck
Time: 6pm – Late
Price: Free entry!
Bianca Spender Warehouse Sale | Emporium
Love fashion, but not the price tag? Well, fortunately for you, Bianca Spender is having a warehouse sale at the Emporium! With up to 70% off her Spring/Summer '13 collection, as well as past samples and one-offs (yes please!), you won't want to miss this sale. If you can't make it down to the Emporium on Friday, don't fret, you still have two more days to satisfy your shopping addictions. Just don't miss out!
When: Friday 4th – Sunday 6th April
Where: Emporium Hotel
Time: Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm.
Price: Entry is Free!
Saturday 5th April
Pizza Making Workshop | Il Locale
Join Il Locale's Leandro for a lesson on pizza making as he shares his secrets of the woodfire oven and the spinning of the dough. This hands-on workshop is, of course, followed by a pizza lunch with a glass of traditonal Italian wine (yum!). Places are limited, so get in quick!
When: Saturday 5th April
Where: Il Locale
Time: 11am – 2pm
Price: $95 per person (bookings essential)
Mud Crab Special | Kingleys Steak & CrabHouse
Mud crabs are currently at their best, and Kingsleys Steak & CrabHouse are celebrating the crustaceous occasion! So come along and enjoy Kingsleys signature Singapore chilli mud crab for only $50, all month long! How could you say no to chilli mud crab?
When: Throughout the month of April
Where: Kingleys Steak & CrabHouse
Price: $50 (Bookings Essential)
Sunday 6th April
Sunday Session with The Satellites | Libertine
Finish your weekend with a Sunday music session from 3pm at Libertine. Local band The Satellites will see you through to the early evening. The heritage-listed walls of Libertine provide the perfect backdrop for enjoying a lazy, music filled afternoon with a handcrafted cocktail. For reservations call 3367 3353.
When: Sunday, 6th April
Where: Libertine | The Barracks
Time: 3pm onwards
Monday 7th April
Speak to me: 5th International Biennial of Media Art | QUT's The Block
'Speak to me', A dynamic showcase of artworks from leading artists from Australia and around the world, considers what it means to be together. This free exhibition brings together works that offer multiple perspectives as to how we form connections with others and how we negotiate intimacy in our lives.
When: Monday 7th April – Friday 2nd May
Where: QUT's The Block
Time: Monday to Friday 2pm – 6pm.