If you thought you were in for a quiet weekend, think again! Go on a little road trip with your friends to the Gold Coast Supanova or Felton Food Festival. Or treat yourself to a new wardrobe at the biggest designer clearance event in Australia. No matter where your interests lie, Style has you covered with our top picks for what to do this weekend in Brisbane.
Big Fashion Sale
Calling all Brisbane fashionistas! Prepare yourself for the biggest designer clearance event in Australia, housing more than 40 premium Australian and international labels at heavily discounted prices (we’re talking between 40 per cent and 80 per cent off items, friends!). Now the only decision is whether you tell your style girlfriends the details or buy all the irresistible bargains for yourself. (We’re kidding. Of course you’ll bulk buy and share the goodies around).
CUPO Creative Space, 17 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley
Tickets: FREE entry
Dates: Thursday, April 7 to to Sunday, April 10
Ipswich’s annual art and cultural celebration starts this week with a full program of theatre, exhibitions, public art, music, and family-focused fun on offer. The festival showcases nationally-acclaimed artists and emerging local talent, and is free to enter!
Tickets: FREE entry; for ticketed events check website for details
Dates: Thursday, April 7 to Sunday, April 24
The Art of Mixology Cocktail Event
Rustle up the girlfriends and enjoy some cheeky cocktails this Friday night! In a masterclass with Bar Staff Co., you can learn the art of mixing your very own cocktail! It will be both a blessing and a curse as you learn to pour your own cocktails for your next social event, or perhaps after a tough day at work – that’s allowed, right?
Gem’Appelle Designs, 10 Bailey St, West End
Dates: From 7pm to 10pm on Friday, April 8
Boundary Street Markets closing down book sale
The beloved Boundary Street Markets are closing down on April 23rd! Until then, Logical Unsanity is having a massive clearance sale on all their books! For $5 or less, dig through the hundreds of books on offer and find old classics, personal faves, or perhaps something different to your usual reading choices. Then snuggle up at home in your favourite sweats and read the weekend away.
Boundary Street Markets, Cnr Boundary & Mollison Streets, West End
Tickets: FREE Entry
Dates: From 4pm to 10pm on Friday, April 8 and 10am to 10pm on Saturday, April 9 (until Saturday, April 23)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail Quote-Along
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Monty Python, a special theatrical re-release of Monty Python and the Holy Grail will be screened at the Palace Centro James Street this weekend! In a brand new sing-along version of the film, follow Monty Python on a medieval quest and prepare to laugh until snot comes out your nose. It’ll be one of those rare gross but wildly joyous moments in life.
Palace Centro James Street, 39 James St, Fortitude Valley
Tickets: Adult $15
Dates: 7pm on Friday, April 8 and 7pm on Saturday, April 9
Supanova Gold Coast
The Supanova Pop Culture Expo is on this weekend at the Gold Coast and is featuring some wicked supa-star guests! Assemble your geek squad and meet more than 40 celeb guests, including Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon from Game of Thrones), Allison Mack (Smallville), Adrianne Palicki (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and G.I. Joe: Retailiation). Fans of video games and books won’t be disappointed either – check out the full supa-star guest list online! Why not turn it into a road trip with your friends and enjoy the one-hour drive to the world of all things pop culture?
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Gold Coast Hwy and TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach
Tickets: See website for details
Dates: From 10am to 6pm on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10
Brooklyn at Eat Street Drive-In
Travel back to 1950s Brooklyn and watch the profoundly moving story of Ellis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant who departs the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York, New York! Start spreading the news, book tickets now and sit back and relax in the comfort of your car for a movie drive-in experience like no other. But wait, there’s more! Following the early screening, Eat Street is offering patrons the opportunity to stay on and watch a second movie, The Lost Aviator, for FREE! Tickets are limited so book online now for a great double movie special!
Eat Street Markets, 257 Macarthur Ave, Hamilton
Tickets: Check website for details
Dates: 7pm on Saturday, April 9
Felton Food Festival
Style’s Candice Jackson visited Felton to test-drive what the local Queensland foodie event has to offer, and it most definitely has our tick of approval. Get away from the city this Sunday and enjoy the gorgeous countryside as you indulge in a magnificent gourmet ploughman feast on an actual paddock!
The Farm, 64 Bryces Rd, Felton
Tickets: FREE entry
Dates: From 9am to 4pm on Sunday, April 10