Weekends are meant to be embraced so get out there, explore the city and try something new! You’re spoilt for choice with plenty to do in Brisbane this weekend.
Royal Queensland Show (Ekka)
Ferris wheels, sundaes and showbags, OH MY! Get the family together and embrace your inner child while embracing the baby animals and sideshow alley rides. Insider tip for the ladies: the annual Firefighter Calendar will be on sale at the Ekka. Proceeds go to The Children’s Hospital Foundation, RSPCA and Mates4Mates so go find a firey and get your calendar signed to support a great cause… and for other reasons
Brisbane Showgrounds: 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
TICKETS: Child $20; concession $24; adult $31
DATES: Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 14
Broncos Fillies High Tea for Charity
Bubbly, finger sandwiches, cakes and raffles make for a fun afternoon with the Broncos Fillies. It’s a sell-out event every year so get in quick to secure your spot.
Pullman King George Square: Cnr Ann and Roma St, Brisbane
DATES: 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, August 6
City Sounds: Byron Short & The Sunset Junkies
Blues soul meets rock power with a dash of country charm for this Brisbane band. They’ve been touring around South East Queensland and it’s now the Queen Street Mall’s turn to be enthralled by the sound.
Queen Street Mall, Brisbane
DATES: 12pm to 2.30pm on Saturday, August 6
Miss Burlesque Queensland 2016
Watch the finalists battle it out to be crowned the next Miss Burlesque Queensland in a storm of sequins and tassels. Don some sparkles and make a night of it!
Judith Wright Centre: 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley,
TICKETS: Cabaret $55; theatre full $40; concession $35
DATES: From 7pm on Saturday, August 6
Australian Poetry Slam
Can you rock the mic for two whole minutes with original spoken word poetry and win over the crowd? Registration to compete opens 30 minutes before the event start time and only the first 20 to sign up can compete. If you miss out on a spot, take advantage of the atmosphere and cheer on the competitors.
Brisbane Powerhouse: 119 Lamington Street, New Farm
DATES: From 4.30pm on Saturday, August 6
Sunday by the River – Jazz and Food trucks
The soothing sounds of jazz and a wide selection of food trucks with fare to fill your belly – if there’s a better way to enjoy your Sunday, I’ve never heard of it. Gather together your friends or family, bring the pooch and a picnic blanket and relax by the river.
Newstead House Brisbane: Breakfast Creek Rd, Brisbane
DATES: 11am to 4pm on Sunday, August 7
Brisbane Hand Lettering: August
Feeling a bit crafty? Try your hand at hand lettering. This bi-monthly get-together is the perfect place to get started or share the knowledge you already have. Whether you want to master writing quotes for social media or cultivate a knack for decorative writing for gift tags, this is the place for you. Just bring along a range of pens, pencils and notepads/paper, and a camera to document your process.
The Edge: Stanley Place, South Bank
FREE EVENT | REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL
DATES: 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, August 7