There are far more songs about the hype of Fridays and weekend shenanigans than Mondays. That’s because Mondays are BORING. You need to fill your weekend with as much awesomeness as you can to get you through the working week. It’s the law.
Here's are a few of the awesome events in Brisbane this weekend to get you started:
Night Noodle Markets
They’re back and bigger than ever! This is the opening weekend of Good Food Month’s Night Noodle Markets! They’ll be hosting 20 different stalls from Brisbane’s favourite Asian eateries over 12 nights on South Bank’s cultural forecourt. Check out this strawberry and watermelon cake only available at the markets from Sydney’s BlackStar Pastry.
Cultural Forecourt, South Brisbane
DATES: From July 20 to July 31 (weekdays 5pm ’til late and weekends 4pm til late)
Marriott Seafood Dinner Buffet
If your eyes are bigger than your stomach when it comes to seafood, you can see all the food and eat it too at Marriott’s Motion Bar & Grill seafood dinner buffet this weekend. Enjoy a fresh hot and cold seafood selection and complement your meal with a selection of chilled wines from the wine buffet.
Motion Bar & Grill: 515 Queen St, Brisbane
TICKETS: From $59pp. Call 3303 8034 to book.
DATES: 5pm to 7pm & 7pm to 10pm on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23
Edges – A Song Cycle
Edges tells the story of a reunion of classmates who explore the ups and downs of falling in love, becoming friends and celebrating what they were and what they have become. This is a strictly limited season so don’t miss out!
Metro Arts: 109 Edward St, Brisbane
DATES: Wednesday, July 20 to Saturday, July 23 (show times vary, check website for more details)
Kat Frankie’s Huge Retro & Vintage Pop-Up Sale
Head out and pick up a treasure at this huge retro and vintage store pop-up garage sale selling hundreds of items, from vintage collectables, clothing, accessories, homewares and new vintage-style dresses.
3A Galway St, Greenslopes
DATES: Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24: 8am to 3pm
Pokémon Go Brisbane City Adventure
You teach me and I’ll teach you at the Pokémon Go Brisbane City Adventure. Meet up at the Botanic Gardens in the city and keep an eye out for the other four THOUSAND people who have clicked attending on the Facebook event page. Your courage will pull you through but you should probs also bring water and a portable phone charger.
City Botanic Gardens: Alice St, Brisbane
DATES: 11am to 3pm on Saturday, July 23
Brisbane Video Game & Pop Culture Market
Shady Palms is proud to host the third Brisbane Video Game & Pop Culture Market, featuring some of Queensland's finest purveyors of classic retro video games and consoles, toys, books, comics and other pop culture gear.
Shady Palms: 427 Logan Rd, Stones Corner
DATES: 9am to 1pm on Sunday, July 24
Stones Corner Street Market
Stones Corner is coming alive this weekend with live entertainment and buskers, outdoor board games, food and market stalls and a petting zoo! It’s the largest street market in Brisbane and it’s one not to be missed!
Stones Corner Market: Logan Rd, Greenslopes
Adults: $2 entry | Kids under 12: FREE
DATES: 10am to 3pm on Sunday, July 24
Miss Fisher’s Lawn Party
Take a step back in time this Sunday to the 1920s, with the tunes of The Mood Music Gatsby Band, Empire Swing dance classes and a makeup/salon pop-up from The Lindy Charm School’s for the ultimate vintage pampering. On the day there will also be a suitcase rummage from 10am to 2pm to find some second-hand gems, as well as afternoon lawn games.
Old Government House: 2 George St, Brisbane
DATES: 10am to 4pm on Sunday, July 24
First QLD Pokémon Go Picnic
It was postponed last weekend due to an overwhelming response, but now they’ve got their permits and a food retailer on board to activate a Pokémon Go picnic in the parklands. There will be food stalls, PokéCoin giveaways and active lure modules for all players.
Roma Street Parkland: 1 Parkland Blvd, Brisbane
DATES: 10am to 4pm on Sunday, July 24