We know it’s only Thursday, but we can hear the weekend calling. Today marks National Margarita Day and we are hella excited. If you aren’t too dusty after tonight’s tequila flavoured celebrations, we have rounded up the best of what’s happening this weekend in Brisbane for your reading pleasure. Tomorrow sees the launch of a new Australian rosé, celebrated with a pink party at Gerard’s Bar; while Saturday offers the chance to get all dressed up for the Sofitel Girls’ Day Out. Plus, a whole host of fab live music, a circus spectacular and some inspiring health events. See you on the other side Brisbanites!

National Margarita Day @ The Coop Bistro | Thurs, Feb 22

When life gives you lemons, slice them up and get the tequila! The most common tequila-based cocktail, the margarita is a truly sublime drink, with the frozen concoction packing a punch, with a bit of zest and a bit of salt. Yum! In honouring and paying tribute to the margarita, National Margarita Day is upon us! Spreading the love of margaritas, this sacred tequila, triple sec and lime drink will be toasted at The Coop Bistro this Thursday, as they celebrate in their own Latin style. Not only will you be sipping on a margarita, but you can also enjoy a range of Latin tapas, including pulled cola pork with beans, pickled red cabbage and chipotle, fried chicken burgers, pulled beef tacos and much more! But, wait what are you taco’ing about—there is more? Yep! Purchase two tacos or more and get your hands on these margaritas for only $10! Rally up the crew and make your way to The Coop this Thursday.

National Health Alternatives Workshop by Healthy Munchkins | Thurs, Feb 22

Whether you are interested in the health benefits, want to use them in your cooking, for cleaning purposes or for making your own body treatments/products, doTERRA essential oils can transform your home and lifestyle! Join Alison Bartolo, founder of Healthy Munchkins, wellness coach and Diamond Leader in doTERRA, as she explains the real nuts and bolts of how to use essential oils with her Essential Oils for Beginners workshop. Grab a few friends and head to Banyo to receive some great information and advice on how to use essentials oils for your health, home and happiness.

Pour Les Amour wine launch @ Gerard’s Bar | Fri, Feb 23

In love with pretty, pale pink rosé? This Friday, Gerard’s Bistro is celebrating the launch of Dan Single’s new rosé, Pour Les Amour. Conceived in the south of France and made for the lovers out there, this pink party will have you enjoying a lovely evening at Gerard’s Bar where you sit, relax and stay for a while. Together with Head Chef Ben Williamson, Gerard’s aims to create a culinary journey through the city with a three-course banquet. So, sip on some rosé, indulge in some delicious food, all while DJ duo Dan Single and brother Beni Single provide some music entertainment up on the DJ decks. Pour us a glass of Pour Les Amour, please!

Brisbane Mind Body Spirit Festival | Fri, Feb 23 – Sun, Feb 25

Australia’s biggest health, wellbeing and natural therapies event kicks off this Friday! With over 200 exhibitors to see and interact with, book yourself a physic reading, body pampering, meditation session, or attend inspirational seminars and taste some delicious health foods. The best part is that all of this is 100% free! See, try and buy products and gifts, such as jewellery, music, cosmetics, books, giftware, clothing, crystals, body treatments, educational courses and many more! Held at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre, get some friends together and experience the very best in health, wellness and spiritual guidance at the MBS Festival!

Blackbird’s Jetset Fridays – Italy | Fri, Feb 23

Fly into the weekend and feel as though you are on an Italian summer holiday with Blackbird’s Jetset Fridays! Back for another week and starting at 4.30pm, grab your gang and forget about the week that’s been. With an icy cold spritz in hand and bae by your side, enjoy the river views while you lounge amongst The Great Gatsby inspired decor. Enjoy Aperol gelato pops, Peroni pints and an Italian style bar menu with olives, cured meats, pasta and gnocchi.

Ball Park Music @ The Tivoli | Fri, Feb 23 & Sun, Feb 25

After having released their fifth studio album Good Mood on Friday, Brisbane based five-piece indie/rock band, Ball Park Music will be touring the country! Due to popular demand, they have released a third Brisbane show for this Sunday and we are just too excited! Receiving much acclaim for their latest single “The Perfect Life Does Not Exist”, Ball Park is kicking off their national tour in Brissie. In true Queenslander style, the local legends album was recorded in our fine city and produced by the band themselves. Supporting acts will include singer-songwriter Ali Barter and Brisbane Triple J unearthed artist, Hatchie. This show is sure to put you in a good mood!

Circus Rio @ Mt Gravatt Showgrounds | Fri, Feb 23 – Sun, Mar 11

Get into the carnival spirit! The international spectacular, Circus Rio, has landed in Australia! Brought to you by the team that has produced shows across the US, Europe, Japan and Russia, this conceptualised performance inspired by the Rio Carnival is an epic celebration of colour, magic and the capability of the human form. Be completely amazed as you watch a talented team of performers, who are all internationally renowned for their work in the performing arts sectors. What makes this travelling circus even more exciting is that all of the mastered tricks have rarely been performed within the industry, making this show just that little bit more special! With aerialists, acrobats, ballet dancers and samba dancers all bringing their Brazilian rhythm to the stage.

Sofitel Girls’ Day Out | Sat, Feb 24

The spring racing season might have come to a close, much to our distress, but if, like us, you’re looking for any excuse to recreate some of our fave looks from the summer 2017 racing season, then we have the perfect solution for you. Returning to Doomben Racecourse on Saturday, February 24, the Sofitel Girls’ Day Out is the perfect opportunity to don your favourite dress, let down your hair, and break out the boater hat, as you enjoy all the action of the races and fashions trackside. Get ready to pop a bottle of champagne and enjoy the very best of summer racing!

Queen and Adam Lambert Concert | Sat, Feb 24

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Queen’s best-selling studio album, Adam Lambert will be alongside the British rock band as they perform some of their greatest rock’n’roll jams. Hits including ‘We Are The Champions’, ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Get ready because this is going to absolutely rock! Tickets have officially sold out but are still available on resale websites.

Brisbane Beer Fest | Sat, Feb 24

The Eaton’s Hill Hotel will be hosting Queensland’s 5th and largest beer festival! Enjoy the ultimate day of beer alongside thousands of passionate beer lovers. The festival includes beer (duh!), live entertainment, international food trucks and best-dressed team prizes. So, if you are having a bad day—don’t worry beer happy at the Brisbane Beer Fest! Gates open at 11am and it is $10 per ticket.

The Rubens @ The Tivoli | Sat, Feb 24

Alternative rock band, The Rubens, will be hitting up the Tivoli this Saturday! Having befriended New York City rapper, EL-P and his band, The Rubens song “Million Man” was born and having reached number 77 on Triple J’s hottest 100 for 2017, it marks the first single off the band’s highly anticipated third album. Tickets are $70.

Jim Jefferies | Sat, Feb 24

Aussie comedian, Jim Jefferies will be heading to Brisbane, this Saturday as part of his Australian tour. The shows take place ahead of the second season premiere of his critically acclaimed US Comedy Central programme, The Jim Jefferies Show, airing later this year. Take a ride inside the mind of Jefferies fertile and twisted imagination, that will definitely have you in stitches! Tickets have officially sold out but are still available on resale websites.

Future and Young Thug Concert @ Eatons Hill Hotel | Sun, Feb 25

Atlanta rapper, Future, with his stylised, forward-thinking sound and Young Thug with his epic songwriting skills, record producing background and unconventional vocal style, have come together to create one hell of a collaboration. These two hugely influential giants of American hip-hop, rap and R&B are teaming up and heading to Brisbane for a huge headline show at Eatons Hill Hotel. Both having collaborated with big names such as Lil Wayne, Ciara and Gucci Mane, this show is set to be one of stylistic parallels and colourful one-liners, with an extensive collection of hits and mixtapes. Get ready to be blown away by two of the brightest rising stars within the hip-hop/rap genre. Tickets start from $109.90.

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