Pry yourself from your Netflix and bed, there’s a lot going on this weekend in Brisbane, and you don’t want to miss any of it! We’ve got all the information you need to know about the James St Food and Wine Trail, a record sale, beers and burgers, and a sick party at an iconic Brisbane venue. Why would you want to be anywhere else?
JAMES ST FOOD AND WINE TRAIL | THU JUL 27
Back for the sixth year, the James St Food and Wine Trail is one of the biggest food experiences on Brisbane’s calendar! Running all weekend, the event features celebrations, collaborations, master classes and tastings. Make sure you check online to see what is happening each day of the event. You don’t want to miss anything!
VITAL JUICES RECORDS SALE | THU JUL 27
If you’re in the ’cliffe this weekend, make sure you swing by Vital Juices Records because they are having a huge relocation sale. The vinyl revival in recent years has inspired many of us to break out our record players and listen to music the purest way possible. Go hunting for some special finds at Vital Juices Records where you’ll get 25 per cent off the marked price when you buy 3 records or more. The sale will run from 10am to 4pm Thursday-Sunday.
REGATTA FAIR | FRI JUL 28
From Friday through Sunday, the Regatta Hotel at Toowong is hosting its annual Regatta Fair. Fairy lights, pop-up bars and hay bales will line the lane behind the hotel to create a country fair atmosphere for the serving of delicious food, beers, sparkling wine and cider. You can also expect wood-fired pizzas, freshly shucked oysters, seasoned calamari, and something sweet called a honey puff cream sundae. Hell yes! Entry is free, and every guest will receive a food or drink token valued at $9. Score!
NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS | FRI JUL 28
Night Noodle Markets are back but only until the end of this weekend. Enjoy 23 food stalls hawking all the delights of Asia. This huge outdoor festival includes a selection of bars and live music, and stalls such as Bao Stop, Hoy Pinoy, NomNom Korean Eatery, and many more. Delish!
QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL | YOU’RE THE VOICE | SAT JUL 29
As one of the final events of this year’s Queensland Music Festival, You’re The Voice will bring together thousands of singers from community, school and professional choirs, as well as individuals from across the country. This mass gathering of vocalists will culminate in a mass rendition of John Farnham’s powerful anthem You’re The Voice. Held in the South Bank Piazza, the event will raise awareness of domestic violence in collaboration with the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation, the Luke Batty Foundation and DVConnect.
FLUFFY’S SWEET 16TH BIRTHDAY PARTY | SUN JUL 30
The jewel of Brisbane’s gay nightlife scene, Fluffy, is holding a Sweet Sixteen Birthday to celebrate its anniversary. Hosted by drag queen Vollie LaVont, this will be a night of music, dressing up and having a boogie.
BEERS, BURGERS AND BEATS | SUN JUL 30
Love brews and burgs? Miss Bliss Whole Foods Kitchen at West End is hosting an epic night of ’90s TV trivia, topped off with beers, burgers, and beats. Brush up on your Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Friends, Seinfeld, and Full House trivia. You’re going to need to know it all to win. Register your team online to make sure you don’t miss out.
LORETO COLLEGE OPEN DAY | SUN JUL 30
Loreto College will host its annual open day this weekend. Discover the academic and co-curricular opportunities it offers, and explore the campus through the eyes of a student during a student-led campus tour. Gain a genuine insight into the Loreto community, and discover what Loreto College can do for your daughter.
FOOD TRUCK PICNIC | SUN JUL 30
Wind down your weekend with an epic food truck picnic at Downey Park in Windsor. From noon to 3pm, the park will become a destination of delicious eats from a wide selection of food trucks, with plenty of entertainment available too. With live music and entertainment for the kids courtesy of Flipside Circus, this is the perfect family-friendly event for your weekend.