The Weekend Round Up | Best Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend

The Weekend Round Up | Best Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend

No time to sleep, this weekend Brisbane has it going on.

By Ashleigh Allerton | 19th March 2020

It’s no doubt our city is going to be much quieter than usual with the increasing regulations and concerns regarding coronavirus. And, although there’s many events which have been postponed or cancelled (which you can explore here), there’s still plenty to do this weekend with crowds under 100 people!

We live in such a beautiful landscape with access to some of nature’s best delights. So, if you have the ability to do so, get out there and explore our local natural habitats and breathe in some fresh air that’s both good for your soul and your health while supporting local businesses in this tough time.

Birrunga Gallery’s 5th Annual Archibald Prize Preview | Brisbane City

Birrunga Gallery is hosting an event you won’t want to miss if you’re an artist or art admirer alike. Ensuring the event is under 100 guests, Birrunga Gallery’s Annual Archibald Prize Preview event is an opportunity for Brisbane and SEQ Arts Community to experience works that are otherwise never available. This year’s event will feature works that were both hung and overlooked for the Archibald Prize in the late 20th century as well as an Archibald finalist on exhibition, Jandamarra Cadd's 2014 portrait of Uncle Archie Roach.


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Farmers Markets | Various Locations

When: Weekend-long

The Goodwill Projects’ farmer’s markets are still on! Shop local and support the little guys in this time, as well as get everything you need – no empty shelves! From Redcliffe to Milton, Carseldine, Beenleigh, Nundah and Kuraby, explore the Goodwill Projects’ markets website to see normal schedules and to double check closer to the day if the market is going ahead. Word from their head-office is that all their markets have been given the green light as of Thursday!


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Dollar Dumplings at Kettle And Tin | Paddington

When: Friday

In times like this, many of us turn to food for comfort. So, with that, head to Dollar Dumplings at Paddington’s Kettle And Tin for the ultimate bites with banter. With every drink purchase, pork and chive or vegetarian dumplings are up for grabs for just $1!


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Cocktail Master Class at Dutch Courage | Fortitude Valley

When: Friday

Shake up your weekend plans and learn from the best to become more than your average mixologist. Whether you like it shaken or stirred, the pros at Dutch Courage will show you a thing or two on what it takes to create the perfect cocktail. A super hands-on class, this is an ideal event to mix things up from the norm.


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Street Photography Workshop | Brisbane City

When: Saturday

If you fancy yourself as a bit of photographer or would love to learn the basics of capturing an engaging shot, this event is for you! Join Sony Digital Imaging Advocate, Craig Turnbull, for a fun-filled midday walk around the city of Brisbane and learn how to snap a pic like a pro.


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Eagle Street Pier ‘Intrude’ Installation (with bunnies!) | Brisbane City

When: Weekend-long

In a first for Brisbane, Australian artist Amanda Parer will showcase her world famous Intrude artwork installation, featuring giant inflatable, seven-metre tall luminous bunnies at Eagle Street Pier this March. Yep, you heard right: there will be six very large rabbits illuminated in stark white light in Brisbane. In her work, Parer depicts rabbits as an out of control pest in Australia, however, Intrude deliberately evokes a cutesy image and a strong visual humour to lure you into the artwork only to reveal the more serious environmental messages in the works. A great concept and an even better message, it’s not to be missed!


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Article by Ashleigh Allerton

This story has been written by a Guest Styler for Style

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