30 Anniversary Dinner Cruises | Thurs, Apr 12 – Sat, Apr 14

This April marks the Kookaburra Queen II’s 30th Anniversary and in celebrating this commemorative milestone, enjoy a Dinner Cruise every Thursday, Friday and Saturday this month. With the chef’s celebratory menu, live entertainment and a free bottle of wine to take home, you’d be silly to miss this! The cruise also includes a 30th Anniversary Celebration Buffet Menu, complimentary bottle of 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Wine and a scenic ride down the Brisbane river with million-dollar views. Book now and enjoy a lovely evening out with friends, your partner or family.

$6 Japanese Tapas @ Zutto Bento | Thurs, Apr 12 & Fri, Apr 13

Yes, you read that right – $6 Japanese Tapas! I mean what more could you possibly want on a Thursday evening? All you need is a bottle of wine or a 6-pack of beers to bring along and you’re in for a good one! Enjoy Japanese Tapas at Zutto Bento, it’s BYO, the food is delicious, and we can guarantee you will be stuffed with yummy Japanese foodie goodness for only $6!! FYI – This is on every Thursday and Friday!

Friday the 13th Nundah Cemetery Ghost Tour | Fri, Apr 13

Now it wouldn’t be Friday the 13th if it wasn’t for some spookiness! If you love a bit of a thrill and are interested in finding out more about one of Australia’s most historic graveyards, head to Nundah Cemetery for their specialised Friday the 13th Ghost Tour. Covering only a few acres, every bit of space within this cemetery has been used. The exact number of burials is unknown, but there is believed to be 4000 graves there today. Be led on this intimate historic tour and see over 800 monuments, including ornate stone columns and humble wooden crosses. You will also get to hear 10 real ghost stories and get some interesting facts on some of those buried there, all while within the graveyard. True tales from libraries, former grave diggers, archives and locals. This is set to be a night of eeriness, fright and will leave you checking behind your shoulder.

Smith Street Band @ The Tivoli | Fri, Apr 13

Melbourne rockers, The Smith Street Band are bringing their national tour to Brisbane so get your ears ready for some of Australia’s favourite rock anthems, melodies and singalong choruses! This tour is the band’s first Australian headline jaunt since the release of their fourth studio album ‘More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me’. Smith Street’s distinctive signature sound will be resonating through the walls of the Tivoli this Friday and following Monday. Although tickets for their Friday show have sold out, they are still tickets available on resale websites and another show has been added for Monday the 16th! Get ready to rock out to hard-hitting one-liners and gravelly vocals this weekend! Tickets are $45.

American Idiot (Australian Production) | Fri, Apr 13

Green Day’s explosive and award-winning Broadway Musical American Idiot made its Australian Premiere exclusive to Brisbane in February earlier this year. Fresh from a national tour across Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin and Perth, this Australian, high-octane rock production returns home to rock QPAC’s Playhouse this Friday. Having won a Tony and Grammy Award, this show is set to stun Brisbane audiences with a reimagined set design and lighting display.
The story follows three boyhood friends, who are each searching for meaning in a post 9/11, Trumpian suburbia. Featuring music from Green Day, written and performed by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, the show’s punk rock score has Green Day fans in rapture and has introduced a generation of first-time theatre goers. It’s contemporary, relevant and features some of the country’s most loved musical theatre and rock and roll performers. Come and discover what all of the noise is about. Playing for a strictly limited season so get your tickets ASAP!!

Highlight is Queen make up class @ Salon Blend | Fri, Apr 13

Do you love makeup and want to expand your skills? Salon Blend is hosting a free make up class from 5pm this Friday! On the corner of Symes Street and St Pauls Terrace, this beauty salon will be providing a hands-on workshop, where you will learn all the tips and tricks of professional makeup application. What a great way to gather up your girlfriends and enjoy a night out learning about all things makeup. And of course, enjoy a treat of wine and canapes too. To book make sure to rsvp Brisbane.showgrounds@lendlease.com.

Valley Multicultural Festival 2018 | Sat, Apr 14

Presented by the Brisbane City Council, The Valley Multicultural Festival brings an epic variety of live entertainment, musical performances and dancing all in light of showcasing a variety of cultures to the Chinatown Mall. Coinciding with the end of Youth Week (April 6th-15th), this years’ festival will have a youth focus. Kicking off at 10am, locals will be treated to a packed lineup, which includes acts like Samba Dancer Drummers with their incredible Capoeira techniques, fighting skills, Brazilian martial arts mixing dance, acrobatics, experimental folk orchestra, comedy acts, fire twirling and traditional Japanese energetic art referred to as ‘Wadaiko’, meaning drum. Along with this, the entertainment set to pump up the festival will be brought to you by African muso SK Simeon and Utopia Dance Crews performing Bollywood, hip-hop, K-pop and more.

The Preatures at Festival 2018 | Sat, Apr 14

Festival 2018 showcases Queensland’s creativity to visitors during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games through a state-wide celebration of arts and culture. As part of the festival, Sydney four-piece, The Preatures, will be bringing their electric, high energy set to Orbit Stage, Cultural Forecourt in South Brisbane. Having endeared audiences all around the world with their joyous pop, brash and electrifying stage presence, they are no strangers to the world’s largest musical festival stages. Get excited to see the band outstand you with their punk influences and echoes of Blondie this Saturday.

Vegan Superfood Smoothies Class @ The Mantra Room | Sat, Apr 14

Australian School of Meditation and Yoga (ASMY) in West End have created a variety of vegan cooking classes to inspire, introduce and make your tummy happy with wholefood that nourishes and boosts your natural glow. ASMY is dedicated to providing and presenting delicious, beautiful food with recipes that can be easily recreated at home. Learn how to blend up your favourite ingredients into yummy smoothies. Giving you the inspiration to create amazing smoothies, you’ll be using awesome ingredients that you may never have thought to blend together before. This little healthy dose of fun also includes a starter pack, digital recipe book, tastings and a take home smoothie jar with classes starting at $49 per class or 4 class pass for $156.

Summit Club Adventures Clean up event Brisbane | Sun, Apr 15

Enjoy a sunny Sunday and help keep Brisbane beautiful with a plastic and debris clean up. The rubbish will be categorised and the data will be loaded into the Australian Marine Debris database, allowing Tangaroa Blue Foundation to create source reduction plans. This will help local communities to address the cause of marine debris at the course and limit the amount of rubbish created in the first place. Meet at the Riverstage in the City’s Botanic Gardens and keep your ears on alert as there will be a quiz at the end with some sweet Kathmandu prizes. Volunteers are asked to wear enclosed shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy, be sun smart by wearing sunscreen, hats and glasses, bring a rain jacket and stay hydrated with a water bottle.

The Gardens Club Wedding Open Night | Sun, Apr 15

This Sunday, The Gardens Club is inviting you to enjoy an afternoon at their heritage listed cottage where you can chat to some of Brisbane’s most talented wedding suppliers. Sample The Gardens cocktail menu and canapes, plus get a glimpse of the beauty Brisbane City Botanic Gardens can offer on your special day. This is a free event, but be sure to RSVP to secure a spot.

Festival 2018 | Sun, Apr 15

The mega arts program celebrating the state’s creativity, lifestyle and culture right here in Brisbane is wrapping up on Sunday with free music, art installations, theatre and dance. Coinciding with the conclusion of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Sunday program for Festival 2018 is brimming with event you won’t want to miss. Check out the full program here.

Feature image: Gold Coast Festival