What’s on in Brisbane this weekend
Our southern neighbours may have just come off the back of a long weekend, but we’ll get ours when October rolls around. To celebrate the fact that we are strong, superior and made it through a five-day working week (not bitter at all over here), we suggest getting out and about to enjoy all that our city has to offer. From burger invitationals to curious incidents and winter warmers, here is what’s good in Brisbane on the June 14–17 weekend.
Food and Drink
If your stomach is rumbling and you’re feeling parched, Brisbane is the place to be this weekend. Thursday is a perfect time to dip your toes into the weekend waters – stuff yourself with plant-based delights when Welcome to Bowen Hills goes fully vegan for the night, learn a little more about the world’s favourite malted beverage at the Beer Academy with Modus Operandi Brewing at Archive Beer Boutique, or perhaps indulge your fancy side with Cigars and Supper at the Palace Supper Club. The fun doesn’t stop there – on Saturday you can sip your way through single malts in Bakery Lane when it comes alive for the Malt Teaser Whisky Festival, head to The Scratch for a Winter Warmer Apple Appreciation Party, or meet the brewers from Helios Brewing Company at Pig’n’Whistle Brunswick Street. Oh, and don’t forget to keep both hands free for when the Burger Invitational takes over Welcome to Bowen Hills on Saturday and Sunday.
Arts and Culture
Welcome to the culture club, Brisbane – this weekend is a great time to try it out. Theatre buffs will delight in the knowledge that the award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has finally opened at QPAC – it started on Tuesday and is running a strictly limited season, so jump on the last few tickets if you can. Speaking of QPAC, it is playing host to the stunning 4Seasons triple bill from Expressions Dance Company from Thursday. Exciting happenings at Brisbane Powerhouse with the debut of The Sound of a Finished Kiss from Tuesday to Saturday – take in the story of a generation and the city that shaped it told through the songs of The Go-Betweens. GOMA’s ever-rad Up Late series continues this Friday with the Patricia Piccinini edition, where you can catch headliners Lydia Lunch Retrovirus and badass babe Miss Blanks. Speaking of late nights, Egyptian Mummies After Dark is happening at the Queensland Museum this Friday night so you can scope ancient artefacts past your bedtime. Also, a heads up that Lano & Woodley’s hilarious new show Fly finishes up at Brisbane Powerhouse on Sunday – don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Brisbane, the time has come to get giggy with it. Thursday is a cracker of a night with Perch Creek playing at Black Bear Lodge and Jacob Diamond at Bloodhound Bar. Pack your party shoes for Friday night’s festivities – Eatons Hill Hotel will come alive with the sound of bangers for the Wild Nights Tour featuring Sash, DJ Aligator, N-Trance (enough said really), Echoes of Pink Floyd will be paying tribute at The Tivoli, Mental As Anything live it up at Kedron-Wavell Services Club, plus you can discover your new favourite band with the Cookies & Cream showcase at The Zoo or the Rare Finds showcase at Black Bear Lodge. Go out with a bang on Saturday thanks to PVRIS at The Triffid, Nicole Millar at The Foundry, Gabriella Cohen at Black Bear Lodge, Todrick Hall at Eatons Hill Hotel, Big White at Bloodhound Bar, plus Marville playing a free in-store at Sonic Sherpa. For something completely different, you can head to the Morningside Laundromat on Saturday for the Ironing Maidens – trust us, just do it.
Festivals and Community
There are a few community events that are well worth your attention this weekend, so let’s dive right in and tell you about it. West Village’s Laneway WV series continues with some rad kokedama workshops happening on Saturday and Sunday, so if you want to learn about the lush life now is the perfect time! You can do your part for charity by taking place in the MS Brissie to the Bay on Sunday – it kicks off early at Musgrave Park and it’s not too late to register. Finally, support your local queer community and nab one of the last remaining tickets to the 57th Annual Queen’s Ball at Brisbane City Hall on Saturday night.
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