Food and Drink
There are some fabulous food and drink events happening this weekend in Brisbane – don’t miss out! Start things on a botanical note this Thursday with a Malfy Gin Tasting at the Pig’n’Whistle Brunswick Street, but save room for Friday because Kennigo Social House is hosting a mouth-watering Pork and Pinot night. You can try your luck at nabbing tickets to Josue Lopez’s dinners at Bromley Room #2 on Friday and Saturday night, or trot along to the Bubbles and Barrels Beer Festival at the Pig’n’Whistle Brunswick Street on Saturday. Speaking of hoppy events, the Beermuda Revival on Saturday unites four of Newstead’s best beer haunts in a boozy crawl of amazing proportions. W Brisbane is turning it on again on Saturday with its Go Troppo-themed summer crush pool party, so bust out your best swimwear and get ready to party. Finally, Sunday offers the chance to live your best life with the launch of newbie Beirne Lane’s Brunch Club – did someone say bottomless brunch?
Arts and Culture
Calling all members of the culture club! Do take note that the amazing La Scala Ballet is commencing its second round of performances with Giselle starting at QPAC from Wednesday, and the one and only Bill Murray (and Jan Vogler and friends) doing their New Worlds show on Friday night at QPAC. Those who like fashion with an eco-conscious twist will love the Recreate Fashion Show and Twilight Market on Friday night at King George Square, or scoot over to Brisbane Racing Club to catch Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the biggest outdoor screen in the southern hemisphere. Sunday night sees three of the funniest gents from Whose Line is it Anyway taking to the QPAC stage for some seriously knee-slapping improv. There are some pressing last-chance reminders coming your way as well – catch Bespoke before it leaves the Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday, Neon Tiger leaves La Boite Theatre on Saturday, and the sizzling Infamous packs up from the Spiegel Big Top on Sunday.
If you missed out on tickets to the sold-out RNB Fridays Live, don’t fret – we have plenty more musical goodness coming your way this weekend. Thursday night is the perfect time to get ready for this weekend with gigs from Kamaal Williams at The Zoo, Osaka Monaurail at The Triffid, Bombino at The Foundry, plus The Fools and KB Theory at Tomcat. Friday night continues the heat with Drunk Mums (best band name ever?) at The Foundry, Tia Gostelow at Black Bear Lodge, Osaka Punch at The Zoo, and East Brunswick All Girls Choir chucking a free show at Greaser. Saturday sees James take on The Tivoli, Pierce Brothers at The Zoo, Harts at The Triffid, plus Mike Love at Woolly Mammoth. Keep Sunday free because The Triffid is hosting a massive fundraiser to raise awareness and money to end violence against women – catch sets from Halfway, Tape/Off, Some Jerks and loads more.
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