I can see clearly now, the rain has gone! It’s gonna be a (mostly) bright, bright sunshiny weekend filled with awesomeness. Don’t miss out on these amazing events in Brisbane this weekend.
Megan Hilty in Concert at QPAC
She shot to international stardom with the hit TV series Smash, but Megan Hilty has been rocking the musical theatre world for years. Her most notable roles include Glinda in Wicked, Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5: The Musical and a Tony Award-nominated part in Noises Off. Now, Megan Hilty is touring Australia for the first time and she’s coming to Brisbane for one night only as part of the Queensland Cabaret Festival! You don’t want to miss this blonde bombshell in action.
Concert Hall, QPAC: Cnr of Merivale and Glenelg St, South Brisbane
TICKETS: From $68
DATES: 7.30pm on Thursday, June 9
"Eat Local" Book Launch
It’s not often you get to meet and converse with authors, but QT Gold Coast is giving foodies the chance to do just that with a special luncheon to celebrate the launch of Brenda Fawdon and Christine Sharp’s new book, Eat Local. Find out more about this rooftop garden luncheon, here.
QT Hotel, Gold Coast
DATES: 12pm to 3pm on Friday, June 10
AAMI Stradbroke Day
Giddy up and get over to Eagle Farm Racecourse for a day steeped in pride, prestige and tradition. The thrilling final chapter of the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival will be full of classic beauty with a theme of “black and white with a touch of red”. The main race from races you missed out on last week at the Treasury Casino & Hotel Ladies Oaks Day have been moved to this date as well! More horse racing for all!
Eagle Farm Racecourse:
TICKETS: From $40
DATES: From 9.30am on Saturday, June 11
Mad Hatter Biggest Morning Tea
Unfortunately, last week’s morning tea was cancelled due to rain (or possibly Alice’s tears) but you still have a chance to help raise vital funds for cancer research and support services! Want to have a rad time with an Alice in Wonderland-themed morning tea? Of course you do. You’re only human. Head to Underwood Park and look for the big white marquee between the duck pond and the arbor.
Or be guided by the delicious smells from the coffee van, sausage sizzle and various other treats. Plus, you can RIDE PONIES and PLAY CROQUET and take advantage of the OUTDOOR PHOTOBOOTH. BYO crazy hat and gold coins to purchase goodies or enter the raffle – there are heaps of prizes to win, including a weekend at the Hilton Gold Coast, a Weber Baby Q BBQ and more! BYO
Underwood Park: Underwood Rd, Priestdale
DATES: 10am to 1pm on Saturday, June 11
55th Annual Queen’s Birthday Ball
The Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday might’ve been moved but the Queen’s Birthday Ball isn’t going anywhere. Celebrate 55 years of awesomeness (and Pride Month) when you ease on down The Road to the Emerald City. Tickets include a delectable two-course meal, four-hour beverage package and stellar entertainment. And don’t forget to organise a fabulous costume!
Brisbane City Hall: 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane
TICKETS: From $110
DATES: From 6pm on Saturday, June 11
Havana Brown at Family Nightclub
Calling all warriors! Dance, dance, dance to the beat of DJ Havana Brown’s drum at the Family Nightclub this Saturday. The phenomenally successful DJ will run the night and bring all the flashing lights you need for an amazing time.
Family Nightclub: 8 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley
TICKETS: From $20
DATES: From 9pm on Saturday, June 11
Brisbane’s Biggest Clothing Garage Sale
If you were devastated about missing out last week because of the rain, you’re in luck! Brisbane’s Biggest Clothing Garage Sale has been rescheduled and it’s a whole lot bigger. Grab your wallet and get ready to sift through male and female vintage clothing, one-off items, streetwear, sneakers, books, CDs, records and accessories. With prices starting from just $1, and a live DJ and food truck onsite to keep you going through the day, this is a bargain-lover’s dream.
Bizzell’s Garage: 93 Latrobe Tce, Paddington
DATES: From 8am on Sunday, June 12