This weekend is chock-a-block with guilt-free ice-cream sandwiches, FREE burgers and FREE Greek Yiros stuffed with chips. What more could a foodie want?! Plus, treat yourself to a barrel of laughs, dust off your sick dance moves and even take the chance to get spiritual! No matter what you’re craving, we have you sorted.
Brisbane Comedy Festival
The first week of the Brisbane Comedy Festival got off to a roaring start. Don’t miss out on your chance to see dozens of international and Australian acts and shows for a giggle, belly-laugh or cackle with your nearest and dearest. You know what they say – laughter is the best medicine!
Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm
TICKETS: Check website for details
DATES: All weekend, then until Wednesday, March 23
Mind Body Spirit Festival
The Mind Body Spirit Festival is Australia’s largest and most popular health, wellbeing and natural therapies event! Check out over 200 exhibitors, attend one of the many FREE inspiration seminars and enjoy yummy health foods and body pampering. You can even learn the simple methods of meditation to help you relax and unwind until the Easter long weekend arrives.
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale and Glenelg St, South Bank
TICKETS: $20 at the door, buy online for $16 (children under 14 are FREE).
DATES: 9am to 6pm on Friday, March 11 to Sunday, March 13
Burger Urge Block Party
If you’re a burger enthusiast (who isn’t?) and general lover of free stuff (yes, keep talking...) this one’s for you. To celebrate the opening of an awesome new location in Skygate DFO, Burger Urge is throwing a block party and EVERYONE is invited. There’ll be live music, roaming performers, giveaways and some gorgeously flavoursome FREE burgers! Food coma, here we come!
DFO Brisbane, 18th Ave, Brisbane Airport
TICKETS: FREE entry, and FREE burgers! What more could you want?
DATES: 12pm to 2pm on Friday, March 11
Broncos vs New Zealand Warriors
Does the thought of watching fit and burly men tackling each other and showing off their passion for National Rugby League interest you? Or do you just want to get your national rivalry on? If you answered yes to either of these questions, join the crowd at Suncorp this Friday night and watch the Broncos take on the New Zealand Warriors! Seats are selling quickly, so rustle up your rugby mates and buy tickets now! And may the best ambiguously-flagged country win.
Suncorp Stadium, 40 Castlemaine St, Milton
TICKETS: From $17.33 (check website for details)
DATES: 7pm on Friday, March 11
My Plate Clean Treats Ice-Cream Sandwich Pop-Up
Ice-cream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream sandwiches! This Saturday, My Plate Clean Treats are serving up the most amazing breakfast you could ever ask for: a pop-up ice-cream shop! Situated at Nodo Donuts, these clean treats are dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan. The shop opens at 10am but you’re gonna have to fight the coeliac and lactose intolerant community for this, so line up early to avoid disappointment!
Nodo Donuts, 1 Ella St, Newstead
TICKETS: FREE entry
DATES: 10am to 2pm on Saturday, March 12
Free Yiros at new The Yiros Shop
Come one, come all and grab a free yiros at The Yiros Shop’s new South Bank location. If you’ve never heard of this magical treat, allow us to explain: traditional Greek yiros is a fluffy fresh pita scorched lightly on the grill, and filled with juicy pork, chicken or lamb, ripe tomato, red onion, parsley, tzatziki and chips. Yes! Enjoy the salty, crunchy goodness. Vegetarian? Not to worry! The Yiros Shop is also serving haloumi yiros. We’ll see you there!
The Yiros Shop, 189 Grey St, South Bank
DATES: 12 to 4pm on Saturday, March 12
Street Science at World Science Festival Brisbane
Explore the fun of science in an action-packed two-day extravaganza! Invite your friends and family, and watch dancing robots, make slime and snow, gaze through telescopes out into the universe, race a wind-powered animal, dig for fossils and much more!
All this learning is going to work up an appetite, and the World Science Festival has you covered with some of Brisbane’s best food trucks, including The Bone Lorry, Juan More Taco, and Ciao Bella Brisbane setting up shop all weekend to cater for your hungry tums.
Don’t forget to check out CSIRO’s Infinity swing! Grab your friends, take a seat and start swinging for science. The energy from the swing converts into electricity to light up letters and power music. Now that’s embracing science! Check out our top picks of the World Science Festival here.
South Bank Cultural Forecourt, South Bank
TICKETS: FREE entry to Street Science
DATES: 10am to 4pm on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13
Björn Again: Bang A Boomerang Tour
The world’s favourite ABBA show returns to Brisbane with the Bang A Boomerang tour! Fork out some money, money, money, thank them for the music and get channelling your inner dancing queen with your ABBA-loving friends. Does your mother know you’re going to this fabulous show? The winner takes it all so don’t be surprised if she says “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” and wants a ticket too!
Concert Hall, QPAC, Cnr of Melbourne and Grey St, South Brisbane
TICKETS: $49.50 to $69.50 (Check website for details)
DATES: 8pm on Saturday, March 12
Bikes ‘N’ Brews for Brisvegas
It may be March, but that doesn’t mean summer is gone for good! Embrace the last of the warm weather before autumn realises what’s up and share a bike ride with newfound mates. Ben from Bridge Road Brewery will take you on a three-hour cruise through Brisbane this weekend, before leading you back to Fringe Bar for some well-earned brews and lunch.
Meet at Fringe Bar: Cnr Ann & Constance Streets, Fortitude Valley
TICKETS: FREE registration (Check website for details)
DATES: 9am to 2pm on Sunday, March 13