The holiday season may be officially done and dusted, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the best weekend events our city has to offer! From laughing with Dawn French to barefoot bowls, check out everything and anything to keep you busy and having fun this weekend in Brizzy.
CV WRITING WORKSHOP
Waiting to land that dream job? Is your current resume holding you back? Well, stress no more! Point to Point Education’s workshop will teach you how to write your greatest CV. Gain exclusive knowledge and helpful tips to set you apart from the crowd. And best of all, it’s completely free!
131 Latrobe Tce, Paddington
DATES: Thursday, Jan 28 – 6pm to 8pm
DAWN FRENCH – THIRTY MILLION MINUTES
Get ready to bust a gut laughing; award-winning actor and best-selling novelist Dawn French is coming to Brisbane this weekend! Based on her life and career, the show Thirty Million Minutes shares Dawn French’s various life lessons in true French style.
Concert Hall, QPAC, corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets, South Brisbane
TICKETS: From $112.65 to $266.40
DATES: Thursday, Jan 28 to Saturday, Jan 30 – 8pm
ELIXIR COFFEE ROAST
This Friday, Elixir Coffee is taking over King George Square to celebrate their new imported Italian roasting machine. How are they celebrating, you ask? By giving away the elixir of life free coffee! There’s just one catch: you have to get roasted. The sharp-witted and charming yet insult-slinging Italian roaster and award-winning comedian James Liotta will be at the pop-up coffee cart to dish out some cheeky banter. The things we do for free coffee.
King George Square, Ann St, Brisbane
DATES: Friday, Jan 29 – 7.30am to 11.30am
HEARTKIDS QLD BBQ AND BOWLS FUNDRAISER
What could be better than having fun for a good cause? HeartKids is hosting the perfect family-friendly event this Friday afternoon. Whether you’re a natural barefoot-bowler or just looking to have fun with friends, a BBQ filled with steak, onions, sausages and salad (all included in the entry cost). HeartKids is a not-for-profit organisation that supports families of children with cardiac conditions and congenital heart defects.
Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, 175 Edinburgh Castle Rd, Wavell Heights, Brisbane
TICKETS: Adults $15, children under 10 $5. Bookings essential: call the Northern Suburbs Bowls Club on 3359 2142, call Sue on 0475 908 244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
DATES: Friday, Jan 29 – from 4pm
CATS THE MUSICAL
Commencing this Friday at QPAC, the Brisbane season of Cats will run until the February 14, making it the perfect Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day date! Featuring Australia’s very own Delta Goodrem, this revival of one of the world’s longest-running Broadway shows is not to be missed. Get your claws out and book those tickets ASAP, because this feline fiesta of singing and dancing sells out fast worldwide!
Lyric Theatre, QPAC, corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets, South Brisbane
TICKETS: From $74.90 to $139.90
DATES: Friday, Jan 29 to Sunday, Feb 14 (show times vary)
RIDE THE NIGHT
Got a passion for riding under a starlit sky? No? How about riding for a great cause? Ride the Night is joining Brisbane for the first time ever! Supporting the work of Brisbane Youth Service and Bicycle Network, this fundraiser event will see you riding through the night when the clock hits midnight on Sunday, January 31. Riders will have seven hours to complete the 65-kilometre route, touring Brisbane’s most iconic landmarks with entertainment stops along the way for rest, fuel, music and more. Challenge yourself or encourage someone you know to give this unique event a go!
Gasworks Plaza, 76 Skyring Tce, Newstead
TICKETS: Late entry tickets $120
DATES: Saturday, Jan 30 – 10pm to 6am
MOO AND GLUE MARKETS
New markets? We say yay! Moo and Glue is a brand new Farmers, Craft and Boutique Market launching this Sunday, Jan 31 from 7am to 1pm. Come along and enjoy over 80 stalls of locally-grown, -produced and handcrafted goods. Make it your one-stop shop for fruit and veg, gourmet and artisan products, quality meat and seafood, products, freshly baked bread, assorted gourmet treats and freshly-cut flowers. Be sure to treat yourself and pick up something from the variety of handmade and boutique items. What are you waiting for? Get moo-ving!
Carindale PCYC, 27 Narracott St, Carina, Brisbane
Free entry | More info here
DATES: Every week, starting Sunday, Jan 31 – 7am to 1pm