I SAID BRRRR. IT'S COLD IN HERE. THERE MUST BE SOME low troughs and moderate southeast to southwest winds going on in the greater Brisbane region. That's OK. We'll get through it together with these excellent events in Brisbane this weekend.
Pretty Pretty Please?
This performance from Flipside Circus will take you on a roller coaster ride through the questions, answers, challenges and discoveries of asking for what children want. Young circus artists will take the stage without any adults getting in their way.
Brisbane Powerhouse: 119 Lamington St, New Farm
TICKETS: From $35 (concession and group tickets also available)
DATES: 6pm on Thursday, July 7 | 11am and 2pm on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9
Sabo Skirt Sample Sale
Need we say more? OK, fine. Everything is $50 and under, with a range of popular styles and one-off sample pieces for you to nab. Don’t miss out on your chance to grab a bargain!
63 Annerley Rd, Woolloongabba
DATES: 12pm to 5pm on Friday, July 8 | 9am to 4pm on Saturday, July 9 | 10am to 1pm on Sunday, July 10
Cloudland’s Enigma Underground
This is it: THE LAST NIGHT OF ENIGMA UNDERGROUND! If you haven’t made your way to Cloudland to experience this underground pop-up series, now’s your chance! You’ll find an endless array of delights awaiting you, including magicians, illusionists, dancers and tantalising tipples. Plus, find out why Absolut Elyx is the drink everyone is raving about.
Cloudland: 641 Ann St, Fortitude Valley
DATES: From 5pm on Friday, July 8
C’est magnifique! The Brisbane French Festival is back and better than ever with its new name, Le Festival. Grab your berets, bicycles and baguettes and head to South Bank Parklands for an annual gourmet fair and celebration of French heritage just in time for Bastille Day.
South Bank Parklands
DATES: 5pm to 10pm on Friday, July 8 | 9am to 10pm on Saturday, July 9 | 9am to 6pm on Sunday, July 10
Dinosaurs After Dark
How often do you get to ditch the kids and play with DINOSAURS? Never. Children love dinosaurs. This is the chance of a lifetime to open the door, get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur!
On this special night, a prehistoric playground for adults will be come to life and it’s going to be bigger than an extinction event. Get your dino on with expert talks, demonstrations, amazing objects, live music, films, entry to the Sciencentre and access to all the dinosaur action you can handle – and it’s all available for just $21.
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre: Cnr Grey and Melbourne St, South Brisbane
TICKETS: $21 per person (adults only):
DATES: 5.30pm until 9pm on Friday, July 8
Grape Grazing By Night
The Royal Queensland Wine Show is kicking off the Australian wine circuit with a decadent (and delicious) event. You can taste more than 1800 wines, including medal winners, grand champions and the new vintages of the season! I said “taste”, guys. Don’t get cray. There will also be award-winning produce from the Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show to keep you going.
Brisbane Showgrounds: 600 Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills
TICKETS: From $80 (group passes also available)
DATES: 5.30pm to 8.30pm on Friday, July 8
Abbey Medieval Festival
Have you ever watched an episode of Game of Thrones and wished you could be a knight? Not one of the ones who DIES, one of the ones who… OK, they all die eventually. Valar morghulis. The point is that you too can dress up and experience the awesomeness of the Abbey Medieval Festival! Or not dress up. You do you.
Each day begins with the Grand Parade, where more than 500 knights, warriors and ladies present themselves to the crowd. Spend the weekend experiencing historical combats, medieval dance, music and street performers! With more than sixty stalls covering a huge range of products, arts and crafts, you can even feast like a king.
1-63 The Abbey Pl, Caboolture
TICKETS: From $31.50 (concession and child prices also available)
DATES: 8.45am to 4.45pm on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10
Feel Our Pulse (Fundraising for Orlando)
The world is still reeling after the horrific events in Orlando on June 12. But Fluffy is bringing some light to the darkness with a special fundraising event this Sunday, with Samantha Jade performing live, as well as Brisbane’s premier showgirls, performers, and DJs. Can’t attend? Check out this fundraiser online!
Fluffy: 8 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley
$15 donation on entry
DATES: From 9pm on Sunday, July 10
Dance Barre Launch Party
Brisbane’s newest dance-inspired studio is here and you can get your dance on for FREE this Sunday! Don’t forget to check out how you can win six months of unlimited Dance Barre for you and a friend, along with other awesome giveaways. Can’t make it on the day? Register for a free seven-day pass!
Dance Barre by Katie Dickens: 1/65 Sandgate Rd, Albion
DATES: 9am to 11.30am on Sunday, July 10