After last weekend’s rain the sun is back and shining bright. The return of fair weather couldn’t be more perfectly timed, as we welcome in some of the best events happening around the city. From St Jerome’s Laneway, to a skate with bae or some trivia if you may, Brisbane is set to boom this weekend.
Trivia Thursday’s at Victoria Park | Thurs, Feb 8
Keen to test your general knowledge? Head to Victoria Park on Thursday’s from 7pm-9pm for their trivia night! A great way to catch up with friends and have some fun. Not only that but the bistro has introduced a special menu exclusively for Thursday nights, plus the chance to win prizes such as a $500 cash or a $50 bistro gift card. Bookings are recommended to guarantee you get a table. So round up your mates, create a team name and head down to Victoria Park. Fun, friends and food. Only the best combo ever!
Black Is The New White at QPAC | Thurs, Feb 8 to Sun, Feb 17
This rom-com tells the story of two star-crossed lovers. Yep, that’s right you have heard this story before, but this time, it’s got a 21st-century spin with politics and race thrown into the mix. A cleverly written and sharp-witted story of two families at war, encompassing the themes of gender, religion, and status, this theatrical experience that will make you laugh, while making you think. Tickets are still available, but the show ends on the February 17, so make sure you get your tickets quick.
The Rocky Horror Show at QPAC | Thurs, Feb 8 to Sat, Feb 11
Are you ready to do the Time Warp again? We certainly are! See the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Show, come to life on stage. Delve into the glam-rock world and be taken back to the 70’s with lovebirds Brad and Janet, as they endure a gimmicky, slapstick, fun and frivolous adventure. From non-stop gags and musical spoofs to raunchy dance numbers and six-inch stilettos, you will find yourself singing and dancing your heart out. The last showing of this rock ’n’ roll, sci-fi parody is this Saturday–don’t miss out because it’s guaranteed to rock your socks off!
Veronika Maine VIP Event | Fri, Feb 9
For one day only Veronika Maine is holding an exclusive showing of their 2018 Autumn Winter collection. Receive shopping rewards all day, while you peruse the racks of quality fabrics and sharp, corporate style. From 5.00pm enjoy a glass of prosecco and feel like a true VIP. Held at the Wintergarden store in the city, make sure you don’t miss this one.
National Pizza Day at The Regatta Hotel | Fri, Feb 9
Mamma mia! Friday is National Pizza Day! To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Regatta Hotel is hosting a pop-up Pizzeria in the courtyard, serving up a range of Italian, traditional inspired, wood-fired pizzas. Pizzas will include savoury or sweet toppings, to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Not to sound cheesy, but you’ll want a pizza of this!
St Jerome’s Laneway Festival | Sat, Feb 10
Laneway festival is back for 2018 and it’s packed with an impressive lineup of local and international artists! Having kicked off in Adelaide on February 2, catch talent such as Mac DeMarco, Anderson. Paak, Amy Shark, Billie Eilish, The Internet, Wolf Alice, Odesza, Triple J unearthed Hatchie and many more at the Brisbane Showgrounds this Saturday. Praised for its originality and respected values of encouraging self-expression, a sense of community, love for collaboration and the importance of having fun, Laneway is one of Australia’s most beloved music festivals. Fitted with speciality bars, including the Jameson Whiskey Bar, Laneway Beer Garden, Somersby Cider Bar and the Cans Cans Cans bar – choose from a range of delicious, refreshing bevvies to keep you cool. Gates open at 11.00am, so get ready to jump right into the creative collaboration of music and the arts.
Ironlak Charcoal Session | Sat, Feb 10
Got an artistic flair? Ironlak Art and Design is holding a free drawing session on Queen Street Mall in the city and you are invited! All materials are supplied, free of charge – including charcoal and paper. What a fabulous way to experiment in a fun space, filled with like-minded people. Bookings are essential, due to limited space, so make sure that you register your free admission pass to secure your spot.
Saturday Soirée And Supper at King Arthur Café | Sat, Feb 10
Saturday Soirée and Supper is back for another jazzed filled evening. King Arthur Café now has a brand-new dinner menu filled with delicious seasonal and local produce. Wine and dine amidst jazz tunes alongside your besties, partner or family.
Skate Date with Evolve Skateboards | Sat, Feb 10
Skate away! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to impress your date (or find one) than to learn how to roller-skate. Evolve Skateboards are holding their first ever ‘Skate Date’ in Teneriffe, with a planned route, where the Evolve crew will teach you some tricks! Don’t worry newer riders, you’ll be shown all the tricks of the trade, by taking it slow. Afterwards, Evolve will be hosting food and drinks at Pig ‘n’ Whistle in Brunswick Street. So grab your date, whoever it may be and get your skates on!
Paramore at Riverstage | Sun, Feb 11
With their fresh new album “After laughter”, we will see Paramore bring their new sonic direction down under for the first time in four years! Their Brissie show will be at the Riverstage and is set to be a night filled with an 80’s synth-pop sound, as the sunshine-bright band embraces a musical vibe and bring forth a strong stage power and presence. Grab your friends, grab your tickets and dance in the world of basslines and beats that is Paramore.
Eagle Farm Markets | Sun, Feb 11
Nothing sounds more inviting than starting your day with a coffee in hand, snacking on some homemade treats, gathering up some fresh produce all while listening to some live music. Sounds like a pretty good way to spend your Sunday, doesn’t it? Head to Eagle Farm Markets this Sunday and peruse an array of food and products from seasonal fruit and veggies, baked goodies, seafood, meat and poultry to speciality knick-knacks and fashion. It’s the perfect place to take a group of girlfriends, take the kids for a day out or if you really want you can bring your bae along so that they can hold your basket (and pay for your coffee, hehe). Whoever you choose to take, stalls open from 7.00am – 12.30pm.
Only T | Sun, Feb 11
Now, this is an opportuni-tee you don’t want to miss! Brisbane’s newest social experience is creative, collaborative and back on this Sunday from 4pm-6pm. Only T Brewhouse is best known for their tee party packages, in which you create and take home your own tea, brewed and designed by you and packed away in your own tee tin. Bring along your friends, partner or if everyone is busy (watching Married At First Sight most likely), head by yourself. Doesn’t matter either way because you will have fun, make some pretty cool tea, all while making friends! Bookings are essential due to a max of 20 people per session. If you love tea and tees, Only T will suit you to an absolute T!
Old Bill’s | Sun, Feb 11
Live music is back this Sunday at Old Bill’s! However old he may be, Bill sure knows how to have a good time. Take a seat at the premium spirit bar and enjoy either a whiskey (your choice from over 100 options) or a gin cocktail. This hidden, hip bar is tucked behind Hogan’s Bistro in Wellington Point, filled with low bar tables, couch seating and a pretty sweet view of the seaside. So gather up your friends or your better half and enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon.