Shades On, Here Are 8 Ways To Enjoy Your Sunny Winter WKND

Well hello sunshine

By Bianca Licina | 17th August 2022

Goodbye rain, and hello blue skies!

Stun weather means two glorious days of outside play, so grab your trendiest shades and head out on the town this weekend. From food and wine festivals to cabaret shows to vegan markets, you will not be idle this weekend. 

Gather the gang, the weekend’s forecast is looking 10/10.

Big Band Cabaret Dinner & Show | Friday

Be transported back to the glitz and glamour of The Roaring Twenties at Cloudland’s Big Band Cabaret Dinner & Show. Enjoy an evening of fabulous food and alluring entertainment – the perfect night for a romantic date or a fun night on the town with friends. Paying homage to the era of the speakeasy, this night will consist of a swinging stage performance, burlesque ensemble, and other incredible acts. Paired with a fantastic three-course meal and a three-hour drinks package, the night will be one to remember. To book tickets, head here.


Brissy is home to some incredible local talent, and this up-and-coming vocalist proves it! Kicking off her Australian tour in her hometown, FELIVAND will be electro-laced pop grooves to the Woolly Mammoth this Friday, with special guests Monet’s Pond and Hannah Sands. A delightfully effervescent way to wrap up the work, tickets are flying out the door so book yours here.

Queensland Vegan Markets | Saturday

Calling all vegans! This weekend the Queensland Vegan Markets are coming to Portside Wharf with more than 30 stalls popping up along the river shore. Enjoy delicious plant-based vegan bites accompanied by live tunes to get you and your tastebuds grooving. The markets have free entry, so bring along the fam (fur babies included!). To get all the tasty deets, head here

Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival | All Weekend

Brace yourself foodies, because the Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival is back for 2022! To make up for lost time, this year’s festival will be the tastiest one yet, with three days of amazing food, great bevs, and epic entertainment. Enjoy a weekend in the sunshine tantalising your tastebuds with cooking demonstrations, seaside pop-up bars, fresh, local produce, live entertainment, and fireworks. To get amongst the action, purchase a day or weekend pass to eat, drink, and play your way in the Bay this weekend.

The Bleach Festival | All Weekend

Hop in the car and make your way down the coast this weekend for the biggest cultural arts festival on the Goldie. Spanning from Southport to Currumbin, the festival consists of a 16-day cultural extravaganza where local and international artists display their music, design, photography, and theatre work. From open-air film programs to street parties, and pop-up art installations, the festival weaves together stories from the coastline and celebrates the local culture and its people. For the stories behind and more of the festival details, head here.

Blanc De Blanc Encore | All Weekend

Feel like spicing up your weekend? Brisbane’s favourite Spiegeltent show is still rocking on, taking residence at Eat Street, Northshore. Immerse yourself in a world of vintage French flair, extravagance, and glamour when you experience the acclaimed five-star cast perform spectacular aerials, astonishing dance numbers, risqué humour, and an overall breathtaking performance. Tickets are on sale now, so grab your girl-gang and spend your night in a Gatsby-esque state of mind.

Kaleidoscope at Brisbane Powerhouse | All Weekend

Lose yourself this weekend at Brisbane Powerhouse’s newest installation, Kaleidoscope. A mesmerising maze of mirrors, Kaleidoscope will transport you to another dimension through the constantly shifting illusion of light, sound, and colour. Launching this Friday, this project allows us to immerse ourselves in a world of beauty and tranquillity, challenging our senses and preconceptions. Designed by one of the masterminds behind 1000 Doors and House of Mirrors, this installation is breathtakingly epic. Tickets are on sale now, so grab yours here for a mesmerising experience!

Cinderella Musical | All Weekend

Everyone’s favourite fairytale comes to life this weekend at Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella in the Tony award-winning Broadway musical. Showing at Brisbane’s QPAC Lyric Theatre, experience an astounding production of incredible orchestration, amazing performances, and all the iconic Cinderella moments – the glass slipper, the pumpkin carriage, and Prince Charming. Get your masks and ball gowns ready, and head here for your tickets to a night of magic at QPAC.