As we gear up for the highly anticipated Christmas holidays, it's safe to say that we all want to get outside and enjoy the sunshine with our nearest and dearest. So why not start celebrating the festive season early with our top picks of what's on in Brisbane this month?
Feast Your Way Through Good Food Month
Let's be honest with ourselves, November is going to be a month for eating, eating and more eating. Assisting with that mission is Brisbane Good Food Month, who are making a comeback in 2020 with a series of sit down dining events. You can expect to find plenty of tasty happenings on the calendar, such as three-course Bugs & Bubbles brunch with free flowing Prosecco and Bloody Mary cocktails at Customs House and romantic picnics by the river at Popolo. You can expect the best ones to sell out quick though, so book your tickets quicksmart.When: Throughout November Where: Various Find out more here.
Scoff All You Can Eat Pizza
Keeping ourselves firmly planted on the food train will not be a challenging feat this month if Salt Meats Cheese has any say in the matter. The Italian spot that knows how to do carbs and do them well is bringing back their $25pp all you can eat pizza nights on Mondays in November. Call a friend or two, clutch an Aperol Spritz like they're going out of fashion and enjoy a night full of nothing but mouth watering goodness. For our friends with dietary requirements you’re still in luck as there will be gluten free and vegan pizza options. Bellissimo.When: Every Monday night In November Where: Salt Meats Cheese, Newstead Find out more here.
Down Slushie Margaritas At Ritapalooza
As the weather warms up, we Brisbanites are not impartial to a frozen drink or two. What if we told you that you could elevate your game from a frozen coke to an extravagant frozen margarita? With El Camino opening in South Bank later this month, they’re celebrating by throwing a margarita festival called Ritapalooza, which will see 15 new flavours of margaritas take over the bar. We don’t know the exact dates just yet, but you scope out what to expect when it arrives here.When: November Where: El Camino Cantina, South Bank Find out more here.
Hit A Hole-In-One At Christmas Putt Putt
We love a bit of lighthearted fun that has some seriously competitive undertones, and that takes shape in the form of mini golf. If you’re anything like us you’ve gone for a couple of spins around the Victoria Park Mini Golf, returning every time ready to beat the pants off your friends. Well, you’ve now got a reason to head back again, as they’ve decked out the course in Christmas decorations. The course will turn into a life size storybook, featuring elves, reindeers and a candy cane lane. Get your perfect swing ready to whip out and secure yourself a hole-in-one.When: Friday 6 November—Thursday 31 December Where: Victoria Park, Herston Find out more here.
Get Nostalgic At A Miffy And Friends Exhibition
Whether you're a cartoon enthusiast or simply wanna escape the heat in search of a large air conditioned space, the Miffy And Friends Art Exhibition is bound to keep you entertained. What started out as a children's bedtime story 65 years ago has turned into a household name for many kids and adults alike. The exhibition will be showing at QUT until early next year, so make sure to stop by and check it out.When: 21 November—14 March Where: QUT Gardens Point Campus Find out more here.
Immerse Youself In A Creepy Audio Experience
Imagine a dead couple trying to communicate with you, sharing their discomfort for the world of the living—creepy but you’re intrigued. Well you can experience this exact situation with the Darkfield Radio Immersive Visitors Experience. Feel as if you are connecting with the dead in this audible experience created by Darkfield Radio, a ghostly encounter you can partake in at home that will leave you spooked. All you need is a friend and a set of headphones—and tickets of course.When: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in November Where: Your place Find out more here.
Catch A Live Show At The Tivoli
We might still be a while away from getting to jive in a moshpit, but The Tivoli aren’t letting social distancing stop them from bringing incredible shows to life, with Open Season kicking off in November. The season long calendar of events includes everything from music to circus and cabaret, with some even including dinner. Frankly, sitting down to watch a show with a bottle of wine in front of us sounds even better than wearing ourselves out on the dancefloor, and if you agree you can scope out all the upcoming shows here.When: November—February Where: The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley Find out more here.
Level Up Your Business Smarts At Gold Coast Business Week Online
Are you a budding new business owner, or wanting to brush up your skills for your current job? Well fortunately for you the month of November sees the Gold Coast Business Week coming to our screens. Over the course of the week there will be online workshops that aid you in creating a startup as well as show you the best marketing tips and tricks and much more. The event will also provide you with the opportunity to chat to like minded individuals, so make sure you RSVP to secure your spot.When: Sunday 8—Thursday 12 November Where: Online Find out more here.
Celebrate A Scorpio With Free Darts At Oche
I think we can all agree that our Scorpio friends are the most passionate and competitive people we know, so why not allow them to flourish in an atmosphere that is truly catered to them. Oche is offering a free game of darts through the month of November to any avid darts players born under the sign of Scorpio, and as for their mates well they get discounted games as well. Do we even need to mention the birthday player gets free chocolate covered donuts to keep them fuelled up for their ferocious games?When: November Where: Oche, Fortitude Valley Find out more here.
Lock In Your Melbourne Cup Plans
While we can’t head down to Melbourne for the races this year, who says we still can’t enjoy them? Good news is you can, and at some of the best bars in Brisbane. Whether you're into betting or simply use the day as an excuse to get dressed up and drink on a Tuesday, you will be able to enjoy it in style. Check out our favourite spots to drink bubbles in a hat here.When: Tuesday 7 November Where: Various Find out more here.
Drink Queensland At The Cellar Door Festival
Calling all wine fanatics, this is a sign that it's time to fill up the glass. Taking over the RNA Showgrounds for one day only is the Drink Queensland Cellar Door Festival, which will be filled with local wineries hawking their boozy wares. You can taste some of the best locally produced wine and perhaps walk away with a bottle of your own at the end of the day. There will also be DJs and food trucks to keep your spirits high, as well as massive discounts on wine so that you can keep the party going. Now that lockdown is over it’s time to get out and branch out from your favorite bottle of vino.When: 11am–10pm, Saturday 14 November Where: RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills Find out more here.
Don A Flower Crown For Boho Luxe Market
Calling all of our ethereal queens, it's time to get your flower crown on at the Boho Luxe Markets. Bringing the magic of Byron Bay up to Brisbane, the markets pair live workshops with stalls full of boho goods fit for a beach loving babe. With the summertime quickly approaching it's time to pack the jeans up and pull out the flowy dresses and feel the grass between your toes. Chill out to the sounds of live music while you craft your perfect floral accessory. Inhale, exhale and shop.When: Friday 27–Sunday 29 November Where: The Old Museum, Bowen Hills Find out more here.
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