Gigs, master classes, food festivals and rallies galore.
If you’re after for a jam packed two days with events to lift your spirits, ignite your inner creative, satisfy your burger cravings or simply get you out of you working week funk, our guide of what to do this weekend in Brisbane will surely keep you satisfied.
West End Street Art Festival | Sun, Oct 22
West End’s Russell Street is shutting down and letting the local art scene shine this weekend in Brisbane. As Brissy’s first dedicated street festival and market celebrating urban art and design, these guys are ready to put on a fest you won’t easily forget. The day is set to include 100+ market stalls, which showcasing the best works of our art community as well as over 30 street food stalls to enjoy as you browse the works. Tickets are $10 at the door or $5 presale and you’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth with competitions, loads of activities and live entertainment all day.
Brisbane Burger Fest | Sat, Oct 21
Grab the day with both hands as Stone & Wood and The Triffid bring you Brisbane’s first burger festival, Burger Fest. Featuring all your local faves, this weekend in Brisbane you can expect to see the classics you know and love as well as a Burger Fest exclusive burger from each stall – think Ze Pickle, Miss Kay’s, Red Hook and Ben’s Burgers to name a few. This is a free event and will include live tunes all day as well as a burger eating comp or two – sign me up!
The Chainsmokers | Sat, Oct 22
The boys are in town! The pair who brought you smash hits ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ and ‘Closer’ are headed to Brisbane for one almost sold-out show at Riverstage. Their Memories… Do Not Open tour has already graced US shores and cemented the duo’s place in the industry as a pop-producing force to be reckoned with. With only a small number of tickets left, be sure to check The Chainsmokers out while they’re here.
Basket Weaving Workshop | Saturday, Oct 21
While it’s one of the oldest practiced crafts in many cultures around the world, weaved baskets and bags have become quite the trend in recent times. So of course, there’s a class for that. This workshop will help you make your own out basket out of wild materials found in the local environment. The class is $85 but you’ll be walking away with two of your own small baskets and the skills to create many more in your own time.
Sustainable Wearables Pop-Up Shop | Sat, Oct 21
Sustainable Wearables pop-up shop is taking over Church Brisbane Art Gallery for a night of edgy fashion with a purpose. Sustainable Wearables brings local artists and their pieces together to create a market place of one-of-a-kind up-cycled and recycled clothing from jackets, jeans, shirts, tote bags and more. With over 25 artists showcasing their unique designs you’re sure to find a rare garm to take home with you this weekend in Brisbane.
Hammock Yoga | Sunday, Oct 22
If you’re in desperate need of a wind down after a busy working week, look no further than hammock yoga, otherwise known as aerial yoga (but we like hammock yoga better). This specially designed session has a central purpose of helping you rest your mind, body and soul with simple movements to open the body followed by a whole hour of meditative rest (we’ll defs needs this after the burger fest).
Vote Yes Rally | Saturday, Oct 21
If unleashing your inner activist sounds like a weekend well spent, then head to Queens Garden for the Rally for Marriage Equality this weekend in Brisbane. Don a rainbow get-up and, if you’re feeling extra creative, paint a banner or two. The rally comes after a record-breaking 10,000 supporters turned up to September’s march for equality with hopes to urge the public to get their ‘Yes’ votes in.
Fermentation Workshop | Saturday, Oct 21
Buchi Kombucha and Brew Co. welcome guests to attend their class in the art of fermentation and befriending bacteria in Brisbane this weekend. Ever wondered how to brew your own cider or ferment your own vegetables? These guys hear you and decided to put this class together back in 2012 and haven’t looked back since. The class will include a presentation on gut health and nutrition by Dr Sarah Lantz as well as recipe booklets, instructions and a load of fermented food sampling.
Garage Sale Trail 2017 | Saturday and Sunday, Oct 21 & 22
If there were ever a time to grab your mates and do some garage sale trailing, it would be this weekend. The Garage Sale Trail is a national program working in collaboration with local council partners to bring you two days of bargain finds and trash to treasure transactions. There are currently over 220,000 and counting garages registered Australia wide with 10,000 of these found in Brissy alone. Register your garage or car pool with the crew for an epic portable thrifting party this weekend in Brisbane.
BBQ Master Class | Saturday, Oct 21
The blokes behind Shank Brothers BBQ are serving up one meaty master class in all things BBQ. The class will cover almost everything from types of BBQs and smokers to meat seasoning and of course the best methods for cooking and smoking different meats. For $85, you’ll get everything you need to fulfil your wildest BBQ dreams (as well as a stubby or two).
Open Air Cinemas | Saturday and Sunday, Oct 21 & 22
The time has come and the open-air cinemas are now back in session for another season of sunset movies screenings. Sit back with the fam and watch The Emoji Movie on Saturday, or grab your girlfriends and some bubbly for Girl’s Trip on Sunday. If your human friends are busy that’s okay, your fur child is also welcome to watch with you.
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