From drag to gem shows there’s something for everyone this weekend in Brisbane. Immerse yourself in culture, fashion and games this weekend in Brisbane.
BENNELONG- BANGARRA | FRI 25 AUG – 2 SEPT
If you’re looking to add some culture and history into your weekend be sure to head down to QPAC. Aboriginal dance company Bangarra is bringing their newest show Bennelong to Brisbane for a limited time only. The show focuses on the history and culture of the Aboriginal people while still creating a breath-taking dance piece. Bangarra is a must see dance company that is able to be enjoyed by all.
KINKY BOOTS | 22 AUG- 22 OCT
Get ready to sing along to Cyndi Lauper’s greatest hits as Kinky Boots is coming to Brisbane! Taking a drag turn on the runways of Milan, Kinky Boots pushes the envelope in the best possible way. It’s the side-splitting musical that you don’t want to miss. Be sure to head down to QPAC or book your tickets online today.
NOOSA CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL | SAT, 26 AUG
Craft Beer enthusiasts unite here at the Noosa Craft Beer Festival. Twenty of the best breweries are lined up and ready to show off their best products, with over 80 different beers to try, you are guaranteed to find one you like. Complete with delicious food and great music you’ll want to make a day of this event. It’s a gold coin entry and all proceeds will be provided to Breast Cancer research.
LOVELESS – BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | SAT, 26 AUG
Legendary Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev is bringing his newest instalment called ‘Loveless’ to Palace Barracks. Be ready to feel all the feels when watching this film which focuses on a broken family having to reunite to find their run-away child. This brings up painful memories of their past love and pulls on the heart-strings of the audience. Be sure to make your way to see this film as it is only on for one night. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online.
WATERLOO BAY GEM SHOW | SAT, 26 AUG
Gems are a beautiful way to add some colour and sparkle to your room, outfit or work space in an understated way. Waterloo Bay Lapidary Club is hosting their gem show that is filled with jewellery, cut and uncut gemstones available for purchase. Located in Hemmant this show is perfect for those who love collecting different types of gem stones or adore unique jewellery pieces.
TECHNICOLOUR MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL | SAT, 26 AUG
The 5th Annual Technicolour Multicultural Festival is being held in Newmarket. Come along to experience the colourful and fun festival filled with street food and performances from all cultures. Immerse yourself in multiple cultures and emerge with your heart and stomach full, you don’t want to miss it.
MERCEDES BENZ FASHION FESTIVAL | SUN, 27 AUG- 31 AUG
Fashionistas rejoice, the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival is here. This is about as close as you can get to the New York and Paris runways without leaving Queensland. Sunday is the official start date but the runways will be full from Monday onwards. This year you are able to ‘shop the runway’ like never before, you can meet the designer and place orders for the pieces immediately after the show! You know I’ll be there!
RETRO GAMING MARKET | SUN, AUG 27
If you love gaming or collecting old retro relics you will love this Retro Gaming Market. You can reminisce over old Nintendo’s, Atari’s and Gameboys to name a few – or even pick up one for yourself. Bring your siblings and challenge them to a battle on the retro arcade games and consoles at the venue. The event will be held at café de SOYT, and food and drinks will be available to purchase.
CLOTHING GARAGE SALE | SUN, AUG 27
Some of the best vintage marketplaces will gather at Bizzell’s garage from 10am-3pm this Sunday for your second hand clothing needs. Find your vintage Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s, Burberry and many many more in these free markets. If clothing isn’t your thing there will be live music and a variety of vintage records and accessories for you to grab! You can’t miss out on this event, because who doesn’t love cheap clothes?
POETRY SLAM- GRAND FINAL | SUN, AUG 27
‘Slam gives the power back to the people’, watch as the top twenty finalists compete with all their might at the slam poetry finals. If you’re a lover of poetry or passionate about social change this is the event for you. You will leave feeling inspired by these artists and passionate about their topics. This event is held at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and tickets are $30.
BRIDGE TO BRISBANE | SUN, AUG 27
It’s Brisbane’s best Fun Run, the Bridge to Brisbane. Either join a team, run solo or just join in on cheering them on at the sidelines. This is the second year of the new course where you run (or walk) along three of Brisbane’s best bridges and take in the picturesque sights while fundraising for a good cause.
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