From the bottom of our hearts: good riddance to 2020. Gone are the days of praying for our favourite events to not get cancelled (thanks COVID), it’s time to go full send to bring in the first month of a fresh new year. Hit up the group chat, because what’s on in Brisbane in January has something for everyone.
New Year’s Day Foam Party
Get foamy with the homies at the New Year’s Day Foam Party at the Eatons Hill Hotel. Who can believe the iconic New Year’s Day Foam Party has been around for a whole decade? The masterminds behind the event have promised more pyrotechnics than ever before for this year’s 10-year anniversary rager, and the lineup isn’t bad either, featuring EDM stars such as Will Sparks, Tigerlily and Mashd N Kutcher.When: Friday 1 January Where: Eatons Hill Hotel Find out more here.
Pixar Putt Putt
Vibing a more chill New Year’s Day? Take a trip down memory lane at South Bank’s very own Pixar Putt Putt. Swing by after dark to take advantage of the adults-only sessions to avoid the rabid school holiday rush of screaming kids in the daytime and score a hole at courses themed with OG Pixar throwbacks like Toy Story, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life and Monsters, Inc. to name a few.When: 31 December–7 February Where: Little Stanley Street, South Bank For more info and tickets, click here.
A Night With BOO SEEKA
Fancy a night out? How about an intimate night out with Aussie indie-electronic duo BOO SEEKA? After the year we shall not name, it’s no surprise that the live music industry took a massive hit. We all missed the excitement of going to live gigs but *woohoo*, we can get out there again. Dynamic duo BOO SEEKA has hit the road with a lineup of intimate shows landing in Brisbane on 22 January at the ultra-cool music and beer destination, Felons Barrel Hall. BOO SEEKA’s indie-electronic sounds go down excellently with by the barrel beers at Felons. Snag tickets here for you and the squad.When: 8pm, Friday 22 January Where: Felons Barrel Hall, Brisbane City For more info and tickets, click here.
Champagne Yoga Brunch
Yoga, breakfast and sparkling wine. Yep, we thought that might get your attention. We haven’t seen a crossover of our favourite things this ambitious since New Girl and Brooklyn 99, but somehow this beats that. From the girl boss behind Salt Yoga, comes our dream morning: yoga, breakfast and sparkling wine. After an hour working on your mindfulness and maybe even cracking out your stellar Astavakrasana Pose, elevate your consciousness to a higher level with a drop of nine-time-gold-winning bubbles from Sirromet Wines and a heavenly breakfast on the terrace. Gather the girls and book quick, tickets are sure to fly out the door.When: Sunday 17 January, 7 February and 7 March Where: Sirromet Winery, Mount Cotton For more info and tickets, click here.
Cinderella by Ballet Theatre Queensland
Channel your inner Angelina Ballerina at Theatre Queensland’s newest production: Cinderella. Around for eighty years, Ballet Theatre Queensland’s reputation is unmatched and is home to the state’s most top-tier dancers. Never been to the ballet before? No worries—dress up and immerse yourself in the audience (it’s not uncommon for the crowd to literally go wild after an impressive performance). Swap out the streaming content or shake things up for date night and book here.When: 20–24 January Where: QPAC Theatre, South Brisbane For more info and tickets, click here.
Cut Copy Exhibition
Wondering what that cool friend you have is doing this weekend? Chances are they’re heading to Cut Copy, an ultra-cool exhibition starring the birth of punk rock in the Aussie music scene in the ’70s and the handmade artwork used to promote it. Whether you want that studious action shot for the gram or need some creative inspo, this exhibition has it all. Take a Doc Marten-clad step back in time, you won’t be disappointed. Oh, also the best part of all? It’s free. Reserve your spot here.When: Now until May 9 Where: The State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane For more info and tickets, click here.
Lime Cordiale Concert
Ahh The Tivoli, many a Brisbanite’s favourite cosy gig destination. We still do an excited little dance every time we see a new gig on offer and Aussie pop-rock duo Lime Cordiale is no different. If somehow Spotify hasn’t recommended you any of their bangers yet you are seriously missing out on feel-good groovable jams. The boys’ tour, previously scheduled for November, was postponed till January which means they’ve got a few extra tickets for the taking. Add their newest album ‘14 Steps To A Better You’ to your playlist, cop tickets to their show and thank us later.When: 6–8 January Where: The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley For more info and tickets, click here.
Scoop Festival at HOTA
Straight out of a desert mirage or perhaps the best fever dream you’ve ever had, the Gold Coast’s newest festival SCOOP should be number one on your summer weekend to-do list. There’s an entire ice cream village to devour as well as circus acts, drag performances, acrobats, mermaids (?!) and local live music acts to watch as you ride out your sugar high. There are also night time sessions free of sticky-handed youngsters just for adults with cocktails, craft beers and adults-only performances. BYO sunscreen and scoop up tickets here.When:15–17 January Where: HOTA, Gold Coast For more info and tickets, click here.
Motorcycle At QAGOMA
Channel your inner biker this weekend with QAGOMA’s newest Motorcycle exhibition. Whether you’re a die-hard motorcycle fanatic, or simply want to gawk at the cool designs, the exhibition has something for everyone. Featuring the world’s first steam-operated motorcycle, as well as bikes defying tech and science, you will be occupied for hours. Chuck on your best leather jacket for a unique experience and the perfect snaps to match.When: Until 26 April, 2021 Where: QAGOMA, South Brisbane Find out more here.
If you’ve had enough of Netflix, make the most of the sublime weather and head to the open air Moonlight Cinema. Set in the secluded Roma Street Parklands, the cinema will be serving up cult favourites such as Pulp Fiction, Black Panther and Moulin Rouge, as well as some of the most iconic Christmas films. Whilst your standard entry ticket provides you with a spot on the grass to watch your favourites under the stars, you could treat yourself to the Gold Grass experience for a luxurious night that includes butler service and a bean bag bed so that you don’t have to move a muscle.When: Until 21 February, 2021 Where: Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane City Find out more here.
You could also jump on this brewery hopping river cruise.
Image credit: Pixar