Whether you’re a Harry Potter fan or your idea of fun is to shop til you drop, Brisbane this weekend is brimming with events that you won’t want to miss.

SHOP THE CITY | THURSDAY OCTOBER 5 – SUNDAY OCTOBER 8

QueensPlaza, The Myer Centre and Wintergarden are joining forces to bring shoppers the best fashion, food and beauty as well as the chance to share in over $50,000 worth of instant prizes. Head to QueensPlaza to be the first to get a taste of The Society Club pop-up bar, exclusively shop new season fashion in the Spring Racing Lounge and treat yourself to a complimentary Lancôme beauty makeover. Then head to The Myer Centre Brisbane to check out the newest cookie dough craze taking over Brisbane this weekend at the Kuki pop-up dessert station and sip on a Sofi Spritz before getting your hands on a free ticket to the official Wintergarden launch VIP Party by registering here. With so many retailers offering discount deals, free styling advice, tempting treats, special parking rates and extended trading hours over the Thursday and Friday nights, there is no better excuse to treat yourself to a little retail therapy!

THE LIGHTS OF PADDINGTON FASHION NIGHT | FRI OCTOBER 6

Grab your most fashion-forward buds and prepare for a lavish night of glitz and glamour in celebration of the summer season at The Lights Of Paddington Fashion Night. Set under the stars, the charm of Paddington’s shopping district will come to life with fun, fashion and lavish style. Guests will have the chance to view a live runway fashion show featuring the local it-crowd of fashionistas.

AMERICAN EXPRESS OPEN AIR CINEMA | FRI-SUN OCTOBER 6-8

With the weather heating up there is nowhere better to watch some great films than in an outdoor cinema. Enjoy some good food while lounging on beanbags and watching the best of new releases and classic films. Never fear if you are heading out alone, Doggy Dates, will bring some pooches for mid-movie cuddles.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS LIVE IN CONCERT | SAT OCTOBER 7

Follow the soundtrack of the second Harry Potter film with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Watch the film in HD on the big screen as the soundtrack is performed by some of Queensland’s best musical talents. This one of a kind event is predicted to sell out so get your tickets fast and get your butt to the Convention Centre.

FIJI DAY 2017 | SAT OCTOBER 7

DJ Bulletz is coming all the way from Sydney to treat us to the best Fijian tunes at the Australian National Hotel in Brisbane this weekend. Bring your friends, buy some tickets, and party the Fiji Day away.

PETS AT THE GABBA | SAT OCTOBER 7

The Gabba is cleared of cricketers and replaced with Chihuahuas, Cavillers and Corgis, for the Pets At The Gabba. This fortnightly event is the go to place for your pet needs with stalls selling pup cakes, custom collars and chew toys galore. Bring your furry friend and spend some quality bonding time at these markets.

SMOOTHIES, PUDDINGS AND SMOOTHIE BOWLS | SUN OCTOBER 8

Why Weight is hosting a session where you learn to use nuts, seeds and fruit to make delicious creations that are completely guilt free. Whether you are a chocoholic or a fruit fiend there is a guaranteed tasty treat for you. Tickets are $20 and include not only a nutrition session but also lots of tasters and a take home treat. What are you waiting for?

FESTITALIA | SUN OCTOBER 8

Say “Ciao!” to this delicious Italian festival hitting Newmarket. Bringing the sounds, culture and tastes of Italy, you’ll almost forget you are still in Brisbane this weekend. Indulge in delicious gnocchi and cannelloni’s, as well as traditional pizza and pasta. With awesome performers like Gruppo Storico Fivizzano Flagthrowers and the Brisbane Tarantella Dancers, you won’t want to miss out!

MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY | SUN OCTOBER 8

Legends Bar is hosting a legendary launch party for their spring/summer cocktail menu. The Alice In Wonderland themed party will delight you with new experiences and surprises around every corner. Entry is free, but be sure to RSVP as this is a passworded event. So hurry up! You won’t want to be late to this important date.

MOSAIC | SUN OCTOBER 8

Roma Street Parklands comes to life with culture, world music and dance. Experience the most amazing international cuisines, world fashion shows, storytelling and market stalls. Come with an open mind and spend a day immersed in culture.

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