Ok, what the hell March actually went scarily quick. Thank goodness Brisbane’s lockdown was short lived because what’s on this month is quite a great array if we don’t say so ourselves. Featuring truly something for everyone, scroll on to find epic happenings for every vibe. You’ll catch us at Day For It breaking out some horrendous dance moves in celebration of restrictions easing once again.
Ensure Summer Never Ends At W Brisbane's Italian Takeover
Although Brisbane's sweltering summer seemed endless (can you tell we’re keen for winter?), we were really hoping for some Mediterranean vibes this year. Enter, Endless Summer by W Brisbane. Head up to their stunning WET Deck this month to be transported right to the Amalfi Coast, Aperol in hand. Get starstruck ‘cause pasta queen and Masterchef Alumni Laura Sharrad is taking over the menu to dish up nibbles inspired by the sea. As for the decor, think citrus themed everything, olive trees aplenty and even a postcard inspired menu, all whilst taking in the stellar river views. Plus, you don't have to book. Head over here for all the info.When: Until Monday 3 May Where: W Brisbane, Brisbane City Find out more here.
Don Your Flower Crown For This Boho Market
Dig out your best fringed vest, because the Boho Luxe Market is back. Head to the Old Museum to take in free creative workshops, soak in some live music from local talent and shop up a storm amongst the boho vibes. Running alongside the Boho Luxe Market is Boho Luxe Bride, which showcases sustainable and ethically sourced bohemian additions to your special day. Bonus, after a long day of strutting the markets, you can make the most of the pop-up bars and fresh local food stalls. Your $6 entry fee gets you entry to the normal Luxe market as well as the Luxe Bride section, just be sure to book and pay online to skip the lines.When: 16–18 April Where: The Old Museum, Bowen Hills Find out more here.
Spend Your Life Savings On Pre-Loved Reads At This Book Fair
Listen up book nerds, UQ’s annual book fair is on once again. This ain’t just any book fair (pour one out for the Scholastic pamphlets), the volunteers have been hunting and collecting second-hand books since the last auction (two years ago) and they've got over 100,00 reads ready for you to lay your hands on. Whether you just want to lay your eyes on that one special first edition or you have some cash to blow to help fund scholarships, UQ researchers and educators this is your one-stop-shop. Y’all know the drill, it's best to register online first to avoid waiting and even possibly missing out—for all the info and where to reserve head over here.When: 30 April–3 May Where: UQ, St Lucia Find out more here.
Hang Out At This Delicious 40-Day Long Festival
Ahh Treasury Casino, lit in its quintessential pink light and for some reason the destination at the end of so many nights out around our great city. Forget what you thought about the ol’ trusty casino though because they’ve whipped together a truly tasty festival this month: 40 Days of Flavour Festival. A literal and metaphorical feast for the senses, the 40 Days Of Flavour combines food, fun and entertainment right in the heart of our city. Some of the events on offer include degustations at Black Hide, a champagne high tea and paint and sip nights. Each prospective event requires you to book which you can do here.When: Until 30 April Where: The Treasury Casino, Brisbane City Find out more here.
Grab Your Canvas Bag And Hit This Laneway Market
Oh, we do love a market. So wholesome, there’s always tasty stuff to eat and you can get truly unique stuff. The newest child of The Market Folk, the brand new Fish Lane Markets will be setting up camp in South Brisbane’s uber-cool Fish Lane and hosting the coolest of cool creators and designers. Think ceramics, art, accessories, plants, dog accessories, natural skincare and more. It’s not confirmed if these markets will be around forever (we are manifesting that they are) but for now, they've only confirmed two dates, Sunday 11 April and 6 June. Want more info? Head over here.When: 10am–2pm, Sunday 11 April Where: Fish Lane, South Brisbane Find out more here.
Go Full Send At Day For It, Brisbane’s Newest Music Festival
You know that one friend that sneers ‘daaayfoooreet’ at any given event and any opportunity? Well, imagine that but through a megaphone ’cause there's a brand new festival on the scene, and it goes by none other than Day For It. If the name alone is not enough (hello two-in-one Insta caption), The Jungle Giants and Peking Duk are headlining, amongst other sellout acts like Hermitude. To be honest this is pretty much our idea of heaven at this point. Bonus, tickets are only $115 which you can snag here.When: 2pm–10pm, Saturday 24 April Where: Northshore, Hamilton Find out more here.
Hit Up This Music Festival That Violent Soho Is Headlining
A scandalous thing to say in the current climate, but prepare yourself for a sore throat. What could bring on such a sensation besides Miss Rona, you might be thinking? Well, there's only one answer and that is the Brisbane born songbirds, Violent Soho, at Brisbane's edition of the Summer Sounds festival. Other peeps on the lineup include King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Tropical Fuck Storm, The Avalanches and fresh off a comfy number 4 on the hottest 100, Ball Park Music. The vibes will be at an all-time high at Riverstage so be there or be square. To do so, get your tickets here.When: 23 April–3 May 21 Where: Riverstage, Brisbane City Find out more here.
Decide If Pineapple Is Allowed On A Schnitty At This Schnitty Fest
Don't go a steak at the pub? You must be a schitty eater. You’re in luck, ‘cause there's a whole festival dedicated to the crumbed chicken delicacy on right now. Over the next 10 weeks, 10 creative editions of the humble schnitty will be on offer at The Bavarian’s Schnitty Fest, including a Mexican one topped with corn chips, spicy beef and beans and a scandalous Hawaiian schnitty. Yes, a whole new debacle is about to break loose—does pineapple go on a schnitty. Our eyes are on the Nashville, a schnitty topped with Nashville rub, cabbage slaw, potato gems and chipotle aioli. There's only one way to decide if these new variations are acceptable to integrate into society and that's to try them. Perhaps Wednesdays are the best days to try, when all the schnitties are only 10 bucks. Doesn't get better than that.When: Until Wednesday 9 June Where: All Bavarian venues
And here’s where to get 10 cent wings and $2 tacos this month.
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