Up late: Habits | FRI, AUG 11

Meet at GOMA for a fun filled night complete with inspiring talks from a local artist while exploring the Marvel exhibit. Fill your stomach with food and drinks offered at the pop up bars then complete your night with a boogie to music by Habits and DJ Emma Stevenson. Tickets are available at QAGOMA for $28.

Royal Queensland Show (EKKA) | FRI-SUN, AUG 11-20

The EKKA rolls around this time each year and the events only increase in size and excitement. Fashion parades run daily where designers showcase their work made from natural materials. Complete your day with a strawberry sundae and ensure you snap some good Instagram shots on the fair rides. Entry starts at $32 for an adult and concessions get a discount.

The Carousel Chermside | FRI- WED, AUG 11-16

Catch this stunning art exhibit in Westfield Chermside before its too late. Jewellery designer Paula Walden has created gorgeous headpieces for each horse to wear on a working carousel. Ensure you catch this beautiful sight before it is too late, and bring your phone with you to capture unique Instagram photos.

Korean Cultural Festival | SAT, AUG 12

The Korean Festival is gracing King George Square with its vibrant presence this Saturday. Complete with mouth watering food and exciting performances this free entry event has something for everyone. The cultural presence and passionate vibe of South Korea will fill the city from 10am to 4pm for an immersive cultural experience.

Effervescence | FRI – SUN AUG 11-13

South East Queensland’s feature bubbly festival has arrived. Feel free to drink up on Sunday at Spicers Hidden Vale: walk the champagne trail or indulge in the weekend long VIP package. Prices start at $120.

Boudoir Bazaar Fashion Market | SUN, AUG 13

If you’re in need of a winter wardrobe look no further than the Boudoir Bazaar Fashion Market at Club Chermside. You can live out your pre loved dreams with bold and bright pieces at a price that won’t hurt your pocket. Shop till you drop then refresh yourself at the in house bar and restaurant. Entry will cost you a cheap $2 to ensure you have money left to splurge.

Brisbane Vegan Markets | SUN, AUG 13

Back again is the markets to delight vegan taste buds. Hosted at 56 Russell St, Brisbane; vegan food vendors from around the state will meet to share their creations. From vegan ice creams, cheesecakes and burgers there is something for everyone to enjoy. Entry is free so bring along your friends and support a good cause.

50 Shades! The Musical Parody | SUN, AUG 13

Cult favourite 50 Shades of Grey is transformed into a musical that will have tears rolling from your eyes. Complete with outrageous musical numbers and outfits that leave little to the imagination, the parody is best enjoyed with a group of friends. The show is on every Sunday and Monday evening until the 28th of August and is free to attend.

Elvis Anniversary Afternoon | SUN, AUG 13

Put on those blue suede shoes and prepare to rockout to some old school classic Elvis tunes at the New Farm Bowls Club. Complete with a dance floor and licensed bar tickets are only $12 and can be purchased online.

Burning of the Vines | SUN, AUG 13

Grab your cozy clothes and gather around the bonfire with a glass of wine to celebrate the end of harvest at Sirromet Winery. Celebrate with live music, pizzas, wine and fireworks. Starting at 3 the event is free but requires pre registration online.

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