What's on in Brisbane this weekend
What's on in Brisbane this weekend
What's on in Brisbane this weekend
What's on in Brisbane this weekend
What's on in Brisbane this weekend
What's on in Brisbane this weekend

What’s on in Brisbane this weekend

This week welcomes another lifting of restrictions – yippee! The easing restrictions that form part of Stage Three will be brought forward to this Friday, which will see the 20-person limit be lifted at pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes – meaning it’ll be easier than ever to visit our favourite dining destinations around Brisbane. So you know the best places to venture to and the most rad things to try out with your slightly upped sense of freedom, we’ve rounded up the best stuff happening in and around our city this weekend. From cheese-wheel pasta-making classes and at-home aperitivo hours to laneway markets and award-winning musicals, here’s our pick of what to do this weekend.

Take advantage of these killer deals happening in Brisbane City: After a rough start, 2020 is finally looking up and things are well on their way back to a sense of normality – meaning our beloved Brisbane City is in action once again. The City’s restaurants, bars, shops and destinations that we’ve missed so much are back in business and ready to help us make up for lost time –  they’re even offering some pretty amazing deals to welcome us back. So you can get back out there and support local, Visit Brisbane has some dynamite deals you can take advantage of from two-for-one shopping deals and luxe staycays to out-of-the-box experiences and discounted dining. Head to the Visit Brisbane website to see the complete list of Brisbane City offers.

Snag some steals at these top-tier markets: Winn Lane, Bakery Lane and California Lane will play host to the Valley Laneway Markets this Saturday, where you can shop plants, ceramics, vintage clothes, retro pieces and handmade products. If you’re eager to get your hands on some fresh produce, consider having a browse of our list of some of Brisbane’s best markets. Some of our top picks include the Jan Powers Farmers MarketsDavies Park MarketCarseldine MarketsRocklea Saturday Fresh Markets and the Redcliffe Markets.

Catch a screening of Stepbrothers at Yatala Drive-In: If you’re after a good laugh, pack some blankets and snacks and head to Yatala Drive-In this Sunday to catch a screening of Stepbrothers. If you want to stay in the city, New Farm Cinemas, Red Hill Cinemas and Palace Cinemas (both James Street and The Barracks) are screening a bunch of movies this weekend too.

Have brunch, lunch or dinner at your favourite local eatery: If you’re eager to dine out this weekend, we’ve compiled a rolling list of spots that are waiting to welcome you with open arms, check it out here. Although these spots will be able to fit more patrons in come Friday, expect them to be quite busy, so make sure to book ahead.

Learn the secrets to making cheese-wheel pasta: In this two-hour, hands-on masterclass at Il Gancio, chefs will teach you the basics of making fresh pasta from scratch, eggs, flour and all. Once you’ve rolled your own fettuccine, your pasta will be twirled around in a gooey cheese wheel sauce that is exclusive to Il Gancio. End the class indulging in delicious lunch, mouth-watering dessert and a complimentary glass of vino. Be sure to book in early here to rock and roll in the tastiest cheese-wheel style.

Have aperitivo hour at home with help from Aperol Spritz: Your favourite all-year-round cocktail Aperol is here to help you master aperitivo hour at home with a new series of masterclasses. The Share a Spritz @ 6pm experiences, which are hosted by a huge roster of talent including top chefs, musicians and artists allow you to try out test your culinary skills, get creative in virtual art classes and learn how to curate a killer playlist for your shindig. Interested? Head here to learn more.

Take the kids to this Hansel and Gretel Workshop at West Village: Although not technically on this weekend, the school holidays are upon us and so is the search for exciting events to take the kids to. West Village has got you covered with this Hansel and Gretel Workshop held by Opera Queensland and shake & stir theatre co, which is set to transport little ones to a magical world of fairies and sweets with its enchanting story of survival and family bonds. So what does the fun-filled day entail? You’ll watch a video of the Hansel and Gretel opera, and in between scenes, Hansel (played by Mezzo Soprano Jessica Low- Mezzo) and Gretel (played by Soprano Irena Lysiuk) will teach some of the songs and a special dance from the production. The kids will then get to know the characters as well as the artists who play them while they take the children through some drama and acting activities experimenting through play. These $15 workshops run from Monday July 6 to Thursday July 9, and include a delicious bento box morning tea by Cheeky Poke. Be quick and grab your tickets here.

Smash some stuff at the Rage Cage: Yep, that’s right, Brisbane has been gifted its first smash room – aptly named Rage Cage. Rage Cage is a destruction service provider, which basically means you go there to break stuff. Think of it like anger management or therapy without the expensive bill at the end – you arrive angry and leave happy! For $45 you will get a full milk crate worth of smash-able stuff, or you can go full rock star and smash a guitar for $50. Upon entering the cage you will be greeted with an array of weapons including but not limited to bats, crow bars and even a sledgehammer if you really want to do some damage. Happy smashing!

Watch award-winning musical Hamilton from the comforts of your couch: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit broadway stage show Hamilton is premiering on Disney+ this Friday! With theatres closed across the world, this is probably your only chance to see the musical which was slated (pre-COVID) to hit our shores in March 2021. The stage performance, which features the entire OG cast including Lin-Manuel himself as Alexander Hamilton, is sure to get you singing and dancing along in your lounge room.

Plan a holiday in our sunny state: With Queensland now open for Queenslanders, it is the perfect time to start exploring our own backyard, whether you’re wanting to take a winter getaway or you’re planning ahead for the warmer weather. To inspire some wanderlust and help give you some ideas as to where on the map you should drop your pin, we’ve rounded up five hidden Queensland tourism gems for you to discover, from disappearing lakes and crystal-clear cascades to ancient landscapes and secluded bat caves. Check out our list of must-see destinations here.

Tuck into one of Brisbane’s best pies: With our recent stint of chilly mornings, tucking into a soul-warming pie sounds about as good as it gets. Forget your run-of-the-mill lukewarm servo pie – a real pie is a thing of beauty. So you can score the best pie in town, peep our list for must-try pies here.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, events may be subject to be postponed or cancelled at the last minute. We do our best to remove cancelled events but be sure to check the organiser’s own event page for the most current updates.

Want more? Head to our comprehensive Event Guide for all of the fun around town where you can search by category, date, location and more!

To find out more about what’s on in Brisbane, head to our Event Guide.


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