Matt Okine | THUR, AUG 3
Homegrown radio personality Matt Okine returns to his old stomping ground for two intimate shows at Valley favourite, Heya Bar as part of Bris Funny Fest. Taking to the stage at 8 & 9 pm, Okine is sure to have you in stitches ahead of the release of his new Netflix series ‘The Other Guy’.
Nobody Denim Warehouse Sale | THUR – SUN, AUG 3-6
Cult-favourite Nobody Denim is hosting their very first warehouse sale in Brisbane this weekend! Offering a contemporary assortment of denim jeans (ripped, skinny, straight leg, and more), skirts, shorts and other apparel with nothing over $80, this is a must-attend sale for wardrobe staples. Unfortunately, this sale is only for women’s wear, but fellas, keep an eye out in the future for any potential sales. Please also note the event is cash only for purchases of up to $150. Come prepared and don’t miss out on your new Nobody Denim! The sale is at 161 Robertson St, Fortitude Valley, from Thursday August 3 to Sunday August 6, from 10am to 5pm each day.
Festival of Lights | THUR – SAT, AUG 3-5
Rally the troops and head to Westfield Chermside for the Festival of Lights from Thursday through Sunday. Each night from 6 – 9 pm, the dining precinct will transform into a hub of lighting, interactive displays and live music. Under The Urchin is where all the action will be. With a fireworks display each night at 6pm, and light shows every hour on the hour, as well as live DJ’s and glow-in-the-dark face painting for young and old.
Brisbane Twilight Markets | FRI AUG 4
An initiative of the Brisbane City Council, the Brisbane Twilight Markets are a meet-the-maker event combining local food vendors, live music and a free craft workshop making it a great event for the whole family. Located in the heart of the city at King George Square, from 4 – 9pm, parking is available from just $5 for the night.
Brisbane Lions vs Western Bulldogs | SAT, AUG 5
Show your loyalty to our fine city and don your Lions colours as they take on the Western Bulldogs in Round 20. Kicking off at 4:35pm, make your way to the Gabba early.
Set Mo Stamina Session | SAT, AUG 5
House music heroes Set Mo are bringing their much-hyped ‘Stamina Session’ to town for one night only in Brisbane this weekend. The Foundry will play host to the mammoth four-hour set, taking us on a journey through disco, house, classic club anthems, your favourite Set Mo tunes and epic deeper tracks well into the wee hours. First release tickets have already sold out, so get in quick to nab your spot at what is sure to be a night for the books.
Parks Alive | SAT & SUN AUG 5-6
Roma Street Parklands will be on show this weekend with Parks Alive. Featuring workshops and talks by well known gardening personalities, specialised walks through the parkland, children’s activities, music and food trucks, the free event will be something special for both residents and visitors of Brisbane.
Barks & Brews Cupcake Day | SUN, AUG 6
Enjoy a frothie with your furry friend and support a good cause at the same time. With 10% of all bar profits going directly to the RSPCA, head down to the Brightside from 12pm to enjoy chilled tunes in the giant beer garden at Brisbane’s best dog-friendly Sunday session. Free entry and doggie photos from 12pm, you’d be barking mad to miss it.
Brisbane Marathon Festival | SUN, AUG 6
Dust off your running shoes and stretch those limbs – Brisbane Marathon Festival is on again. Now in its 26th year, the event features a full marathon and half marathon, along with 10km & 5km fun runs and for kids a 1km mini marathon. Whether you’re a seasoned runner, out for a Sunday morning stroll, or simply there to support your loved ones, there’s a distance to suit every level so there’s really no excuses.
Suitcase Rummage | SUN, AUG 6
Bargain hunters and vintage lovers rejoice! Suitcase Rummage is setting up their suitcases in Brisbane this weekend. Promising clothing, books, hand-made goods, records, artwork and vintage goods, Suitcase Rummage is like a market you’ve never seen before. Register online to bring a suitcase of your wares to sell or swap, or simply head down from 12 – 5pm for a hassle-free browse. Entry is free, but don’t expect to leave empty handed.
Sipping with Sellma at Naim | SUN, AUG 6
Beat the Sunday night blues with a wine appreciation event like no other. The drag-hosted event will be just the weekend wine-down you need. Tickets are $45 which will get you bubbles on arrival, three wines during the evening and a grazing table.
Feature image: Westfield Chermside