Happy New Year! We said our farewells to 2021 and the year that was and now we are ready to go full steam ahead and discover what 2022 has in store for us. Crack open those pristine new diaries and mark your calendars, because we are about to start the year the right way.
Here is what's happening in Brisbane this week, this month and beyond.
What's On In Brisbane This Week
Get The Gang Together for a Pint Palooza
Osbourne Hotel | Saturday 22 January to Wednesday 26 January
Not quite sure how to get the gang together this month? Well, luckily for you the Osbourne is opening its doors for a five-day Pint Palooza kicking it off with live music, a craft beer countdown and of course, the Triple J Hottest #100 Countdown. With a non-stop flow of cold beer from the tap, a pop-up bar plus games and prizes, this is an epic summer backyard party to get the whole team together for. To find out more click here.
Van Gogh Alive
North Shore, Hamilton | Until 23 January
We know where we’ll be go(gh)ing this October. Van Gogh Alive is coming to Brisbane and we’re here for it. Having been shown in 50 cities across the world, this immersive exhibition is seriously impressive. Forget what you’ve seen on your Insta feed because nothing can capture the magnitude of this art display quite like the physical experience. Prepare for a sensory overload (in all the best ways) as you’re surrounded by 3,000 images blasted across all walls, ceilings, and floors—Van Gogh classics like The Starry Night, Almond Blossoms and The Red Vineyard just to name a few. Given that we won’t be seeing these paintings in person anytime soon, make like you’re in the heart of Paris by ticking off this celebration of culture.
Omu Sydney’s Omurice Pop-Up
Harajuku Gyoza, Brisbane CBD | Now until 23 January
Is your stomach rumbling for some Japanese street food? Well lucky for you, Miki Terasaki, owner of the legendary Omu Sydney market stall, is teaming up with Harajuku Gyoza to bring you the omurice pop-up that’ll transport you to the bustling streets of Japan after a single bite. For three weeks only, the pop-up will be running in Albert Lane for lunch and dinner on Tuesdays, Thursdays and the weekends. So kick off your new year the foodie way and dig into these irresistible dishes before it’s too late. Click here for more information.
Tides of Brisbane Boat Tour
City Botanic Gardens | Wednesday and Sunday
History buffs this one’s for you. Take a historical boat road around the Riverbend unpacking the many aspects of Brisbane’s history. The team behind this Museum of Brisbane tour has spent months researching and curating content. You’ll unpack First Nations lives and experiences around the river, as well as early colonial impressions, convict history, and early migration stories. Plus, you’ll hear the notable info relevant to Brisbane’s architectural, economic and environmental history. So with all this under your belt, you’ll pretty much save your team at your gang’s next trivia night. Get your tickets here.
What's On In Brisbane This Month
House Of Peroni Pop-Up
Riverbar & Kitchen, Brisbane City | Now until Monday 28 February
Yearning for that European style and laid back summer? Lucky for you, Riverbar & Kitchen is hosting The House of Peroni until the end of February. Feel the breeze off the Brisbane River as you relax in the extended outdoor plaza area inspired by the Italian coasts complete with bar carts and Peroni all round. With specially crafted aperitivo menus changing with each month of the installation, you have a perfectly valid excuse to keep going back to see what’s new. Come January, they’ll also be screening the Australian Open. For more information click here.
Citadelle Gin Terrace On The Lawn
The Lawn, Kangaroo Point | Now until Thursday 17 February
If you can’t make it to the French Riviera this year, how about trading it in for the Brisbane riverside? From now until Thursday 17 February, Citadelle Gin is taking over The Lawn with their pop-up gin bar pouring custom cocktails and bites like the irresistable croissant burger, with a Wagyu beef patty wrapped up in a flaky croissant. Bet you didn’t think you needed that in your life until you heard it. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, and pull up a chair with a class of Citadelle French Martini along the river and let yourself get swept off to France. For more information, click here.
South Bank | Now until Monday 7 February
Giant silk parachute canopies, an electronic hall of mirrors, sensor-triggered LED waves and anti-gravity sunsets—sound enticing? Well, you can experience these immersive experiences at Imaginaria this month, popping up at the Maritime Museum end of South Bank. A massive inflatable structure that features 10 mind bending rooms inside to explore and interact with, it first popped up in Melbourne last year and was a smash hit, so it might be wise to get your tickets as soon as possible. Find out where to get them here.
Viewpoints: Contemporary Aboriginal Photography
State Library of Queensland | Now until Sunday February 13
Take a stroll through the State Library’s latest exhibition celebrating identity in contemporary photography. The free exhibit features work from three contemporary Aboriginal photographers whose photographs contrast historical images of Aboriginal people taken by non-Indigenous photographers, with contemporary photos of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities across Queensland. To find out more click here.
Feel The Magic At Potion Putt Putt
Southbank | Now until Sunday 30 January
There’s something magical about a themed putt putt course that captures the curiosity and excitement of Brisbane-ites time and time again. 2022 is no different as you embark on Southbank’s latest potion themed mini golf course for witches and wizards of all ages. The nine hole course is filled with various magical encounters inspired by some of our favourite fantasy and fantastical wizards. Time to get competitive and put your putt putt and wand skills to the test. To find out more, click here.
Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane City | Until Sunday 20 February
Grab your picnic blanket, best buds and all your favourite movie snacks. Moonlight Cinema is bringing us some of the latest blockbusters away from the stuffy air of the cinema and under the stars in the Roma Street Parklands. They will be featuring festive favourites in the week leading up to Christmas and more blockbusters to come in the new year. Don’t want to leave your fur-baby alone for the night? Bring them along for the evening and treat them to their very own dog bean bag and special snacks. For more information click here.
Ballet International Gala
Playhouse, QPAC | Wednesday 26 January to Sunday 30 January
Calling all ballet lovers! Brisbane is about to play host to the world premiere of the Ballet International Gala. For the first time in Australia, principal dancers from Queensland Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The American Ballet Theatre and Astana Opera are uniting to take audiences through some of the most iconic pas de deux. With performances from Romeo Juliette, Spartacus, Swan Lake and Les Corsaire, this will be one not to miss for all ballet fans. To find out more click here.
Rose Soiree Turns One
Bulimba | Saturday 29 to 30 January
In celebration of Rose Soiree’s first birthday, they are the one’s giving us a gift in the form of six 1.5 hour mini sessions running over two days. If you’re new to the whole paint and sip scene, this is the perfect opportunity to dip your toe into the experience without the pressure of a full class. Give it a go, your talents might surprise you. To book your time and find out more, click here.
What's On In Brisbane In February
Travel Asia at BrisAsia Festival
Around Brisbane | Tuesday 1 February to Sunday 20 February
International travel may still not be on the cards for many of us this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend. In celebration of the Lunar New Year, BrisAsia returns with over 50 events across Brisbane that celebrate Asian art, culture and cuisine. Immerse yourself in live performances by internationally acclaimed artists, and wander through outdoor festivals and cultural encounters. Celebrate the Year of the Tiger and try your hand at something new along the way. For more information, head here.
A Sassy Night With Joel Creasey
Fortitude Music Hall | Wednesday 2 February to Thursday 3 February
Are you in need of a good and cleansing laugh? Hitting the stage for one of his infamous and unscripted performances, Joel Creasey is bringing the spotlight and sass as he shares with Brisbane the wisdom of a self-proclaimed Messy Bitch. Performing for two nights only, you don’t want to miss this show stopping performance. Make sure to grab your most chaotic friends and sit back and prepare yourself for a night of scandalous tales and guaranteed laughter. For more information click here.
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