Weekend Wrap-Up (Mar 17-20)

Weekend Wrap-Up (Mar 17-20)

Thou shalt celebrate the weekend appropriately!

By Emily Halverson | 17th March 2016

It’s that time of year again! It feels like January was just yesterday and where the heck did February go? If you can’t believe it’s mid-March already, give yourself a pat on the back because time flies when you’re having fun! Keep up the good work and check out our top picks for what's on in Brisbane this weekend. From scaly mates to lipstick dates, we’ve found a whole lot of cool activities exclusive to Brisbane.

The Stitches & Craft Show

Lovers of all things crafty and handmade, this one’s for you! Head to The Stitches & Craft Show this weekend for a selection of paint, textile, quilt, smock and paper classes, as well as a number of other workshops and demonstrations. There’ll also be exclusive shopping deals with specialty stitching and craft products and resources. Knit yourself a pair of booties and race there!

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St, South Brisbane
TICKETS: $16 online or $17 at the door
DATES: 10am to 4.30pm on Thursday, March 17 to Sunday, March 20

Dissh Sample Sale

Warehouse sales, you make us swoon! This week, Dissh is hosting a sample sale with styles from just $5. There’ll be nothing over $50 with a range of different shirts, shorts, skirts, dresses and accessories. Get your girl squad together and grab some fashionable bargains. First in, best dressed (literally).

Unit 1/206 Montague Rd, West End (located between Cheeky Bean & Urban Climb)
FREE entry
DATES: 12pm to 7pm on Friday, March 18 and 9am to 4pm on Saturday, March 19

Westfield's Bi-Annual Fashion Weekend

Nothing makes our heart beat faster than a sale! Westfield’s Bi-Annual Fashion Weekend is the must-do event for fashion addicts. Shoppers can take advantage of a wide range of exclusive sales, discounts and offers from over 100 participating retailers, including Cue, Country Road, Gorman, Mimco, Seed Heritage, Saba, Sass & Bide and many more. Get a head start on your AW wardrobe and take advantage of some serious bargains.

Westfield Shopping Centres (including Chermside, Carindale, Indooroopilly, Garden City and Northlakes)
FREE entry. Spend to your heart’s desire
DATES: Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20

Lorna Jane Active Living Room #Fitfest

Check out the Lorna Jane Active Living Room in Bulimba this weekend and join in the #Fitfest! There’ll be two Move Studio Classes, in-store promotions and a Nourish Café deal. Enjoy a 9.30am bootcamp with Kate Smith (LJ trainer) and a
10.30am Pilates and Stretch Your Soul session. Refresh yourself afterwards with an $8 superfood smoothie deal – you can even personalise your own smoothie with a wide range of ingredients! Plus, it never hurts to shop for a little more activewear.

Lorna Jane Active Living Room, 5 Princess St, Bulimba
TICKETS: $15 per person
DATE: 9am to 12pm on Saturday, March 19

Personalise Your Pout at Mecca Maxima Wintergarden

Mecca Maxima Wintergarden is celebrating the launch of the Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick collection and its 36 creamy, long-wearing and super-pigmented shades. Make it yours forever (or at least as long as the lippie lasts) and get your name engraved on your tube for FREE! Bring along your girlfriends and make a day of it; you might just find that new signature shade.

Wintergarden Centre, 171-209 Queen St, Brisbane
FREE entry. $32 per lipstick with free engraving
DATES: 11am to 4pm on Saturday, March 19

Reinvent Your Career Expo

Sick of sitting at a desk? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to become a certified skydiving instructor? Get the insider tips at the Reinvent Your Career Expo. Enjoy free seminars, workshops, resumé checks and professional career advice. There’ll be a range of Brisbane’s best career counsellors, educators and employers ready to tackle your trickiest questions. Make that dream job yours!

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St, South Brisbane
FREE entry. Register online to win $500 cash
DATES: 10am to 4pm on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 20

Earth Hour

Switch off this Saturday and get involved in Earth Hour. Turn off those straighteners, televisions, lights and phones (#seriously) and say thanks to Mother Nature for our beautiful planet! You can even host an Earth Hour event and get your colleagues, friends and family involved! Earth will thank you for it.

DATES: 8.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday, March 19

Scales and Tails 2016 Reptile Expo

It’s time to conquer your fear of snakes with the Scales and Tails 2016 Reptile Expo! See reptile displays featuring loads of kooky critters and hear talks from some of the world’s most knowledgeable reptile breeders. There’ll be scales, tails and a lot of bitten nails, but head along and dare to challenge your fears! After all, lizards can be kinda cute, right?

Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills
TICKETS: $10 per adult and $5 per child, paid at the door
DATES: 9am to 5pm on Sunday, March 20

Vegan Bake Sale at Charlie’s Raw Squeeze

As if we didn’t love Charlie’s enough, we’ve now got a super charitable and delicious event to add to our calendar. Head to their Everton Park store this weekend for sweet and savoury cruelty-free delights. All money raised will support Farm Animal Rescue (think of all those cute baby animals!). There’ll be gluten-free options amongst a range of delectable baked goods. Bless you, Charlie’s.

Charlie’s Raw Squeeze, 473 South Pine Rd, Everton Park
FREE entry
DATES: 10am to 1pm on Sunday, March 20

RSPCA Easter Markets

Be a part of the first ever RSPCA QLD Easter Markets! There’ll be more than 100 market stalls, including live entertainment, arts and craft, origami classes, food stalls, and best of all, FUZZY ANIMALS! You might even catch a rare glimpse of the illusive Easter Bunny (be sure to get a snap together!) Bring along your friends and family for a furry fun day!

Wacol Animal Care Campus, 139 Wacol Station Rd, Wacol
FREE entry
DATES: 10am to 4pm on Sunday, March 20


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Article by Emily Halverson

This story has been written by a Guest Styler for Style


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