Looking for last minute plans for the weekend? We’ve got you covered! Beginning today, Brisbane is playing host to a number of awesome events over the weekend, including The Big Bounce Australia, Kingdom of Beers and Big Gay Day! Will we see you out and about?
Friday, March 6
$1 oysters at Il Gancio
Calling all oyster lovers! Beginning this Friday, you can indulge in $1 freshly shucked, locally sourced oysters with any drink purchase to celebrate the end of the working week! The initiative will kick off today, but will run every Friday to follow. For more information, click here.
When: Friday, March 6 from 12–9pm
Where: Il Gancio, 1015 Sandgate Road, Nundah
Cost: $1 per oyster with any drink purchase
Free brownies at Denim Co
Yep, you read that right! Tonight Denim Co will be giving away 100 deluxe brownies for free to celebrate the launch of their new late-night dessert menu! Be one of the first 100 people in line at 5pm to score a free deluxe brownie, served warm with creamy vanilla ice cream, roasted pistachios and hot chocolate fudge! Salivating yet? We’ll race you there! For more information, click here.
When: Friday, March 6 from 5pm
Where: Denim Co, Little Stanley Street, South Brisbane
Dining In The Dark at The Mix Bar
Ever wondered what it would be like to dine in complete darkness? Well, this Saturday, you can experience it at The Mix Bar! Enjoy three mystery meals in this unique sensory experience with complete table service. Vegan, vegetarian and other dietary requirements catered for upon request. For more information, click here.
When: Friday, March 6 from 7pm
Where: The Mix Bar, 765 Stanley Street, Brisbane
Saturday, March 7
Kingdom of Beers
With over 100 craft beers on offer this Saturday at Brisbane Showgrounds, the Kingdom of Beers festival is one you won’t want to miss! There will be a whole range of the finest craft beers on offer from more than 20 Australian breweries including Slipstream Brewing, Aether Brewing, Catchment Brewing Co., Stone & Wood, Newstead Brewing Co., and many more! Sample some of the nation’s finest brews, enjoy live music and some delicious food all in one place this Saturday. For more information about the festival, click here.
When: Saturday, March 7 from 1–6pm
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Cost: general admission online $15, at the door $20, $15 group discounts available. Tickets available online.
King George Square Record Fair
On the hunt for some rare records to add to your collection? Well, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to find some at the King George Record Fair! Queensland’s largest record fair will kick off this morning in King George Square with 50,000 rare and recycled records looking for a new home. With record sellers from across the country gathering for the event, there’s no better place to pick up your next vinyl. For more information about Saturday’s record fair, click here.
When: Saturday, March 7 from 9am–3pm
Where: King George Square, Brisbane City
The Sound Society
Head down to the South Bank Parklands this Saturday afternoon for a few hours of live music and delicious pizza from QLD Pizza Bros! Alternatively, bring along a picnic blanket and some snacks and find yourself a spot on the grass! Caleb Caswell will kick off the live music from 4pm, followed by Cloe Terare and then Robbie Miller! Please note: this event is not liquor licensed. For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, March 7 from 4–9pm
Where: South Bank Parklands, South Bank, Brisbane
Cost: Free entry
Sunday, March 8
Big Gay Day 2020 at The Wickham
The Wickham’s Big Gay Day festival will this Sunday celebrate it’s 20th year with a brilliant line-up of international and local acts, pop-up bars, activities, food trucks and more! The celebrations will see Alden Street transform into a street full of glitter, colour and rainbow love, and you’re invited to join in on the festivities! The Big Gay Day festival will raise funds for six local LGBTQIA+ organisations including Queensland Aids Council, Brisbane Pride, The Australian Transgender Support Association of Queensland, Open Doors Youth Service, Diverse Voices and LGBTI Legal Service. For more information, click here.
When: Sunday, March 8 from 1pm
Where: The Wickham, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Cost: $79.90, tickets available through Oztix.
Salsa Dancing at Riverbar and Kitchen
Get your dancing shoes on, because every Sunday afternoon this month, you can dance your way down to Riverbar and Kitchen and learn salsa in a free one-hour class! The popular riverside restaurant has transformed into the ultimate Cuban-inspired destination for March as part of their Bacardi Cuban Nights month-long pop-up. There is a delicious pop-up food and drinks menu available daily, live music every Thursday–Sunday and Sunday salsa classes to spice up your weekend from 4–5pm! For more information, click here.
When: pop-up menu available every day, live entertainment Thursday–Sunday, salsa classes on Sunday’s from 4–5pm
Where: River Bar & Kitchen, Eagle Street, Brisbane City
Cost: Free entry
International Women’s Day at X Cargo
To celebrate International Women’s Day this Sunday, X Cargo will be hosting a day for the ladies! There will be special treats before 7pm, a double headline from DJ’s Bliss and Chelsea Sharne and, of course, student and hospo friendly prices. To secure a VIP booth and bottle service, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3180 4783. For more information, click here.
When: Sunday, March 8 from 3pm
Where: X Cargo, McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley
Brisbane Vegan Markets
Spend your Sunday strolling through the Brisbane Vegan Markets, with a huge choice of plant based and cruelty free foods, drinks, fashion, accessories and more! The Brisbane Vegan Markets are held on the second Sunday of every month from 9am–3pm, and the fourth Sunday of every month from 12–8. For more information, click here.
When: Sunday, March 8 from 9am–3pm
Where: Corner of Russell and Boundary Streets, West End
Stretch Yoga class
Kick start your Sunday morning with some yoga while donating money to a good cause! This class is open to all levels, including beginners. For more information, visit stretchyoga.com.au. Can’t make it this Sunday? Fear not! Stretch Yoga is running low cost Community Yoga Classes on Tuesday’s and Sunday’s until May. The classes will continue on Sunday March 22, April 5, May 3 and May 17 at the Holland Park Studio, and on Tuesday March 31, April 21, April 28 and May 5 at the CBD Studio.
When: Sunday, March 8 from 10.30–11.30am
Where: Stretch Yoga Holland Park Studio, 967 Logan Road, Holland Park
Cost: $6 per class, all proceeds to various charities. Bookings available online.
Big Bounce visits Brisbane
Bounce into the weekend this Saturday and Sunday on the world’s largest jumping castle and Australia’s biggest inflatable obstacle course, currently visiting Brisbane! The touring inflatable event boasts a jumping castle that covers an area of over 1,500 square meters, a 300-meter-long obstacle course and airSPACE – a space-themed wonderland filled with aliens, space ships and much more! And the best news: it’s kid and adult friendly, with set session times available for everyone! You can check the session times out here. To view other Brisbane dates later this month, visit thebigbounceaustralia.com.au.
When: Saturday, March 7–Sunday, March 8
Where: Eagles Sports Complex, 3 Weedon St W Mansfield, QLD
Cost: children $29–$45, adults only session $55. Tickets available online.
The YOT Club
All aboard! Kick off the weekend by sipping on a cocktail and partying it up in style as you cruise down the Brisbane River on The YOT Club! The 130 foot super-yacht is decked out with two bars that boast a range of beers, wine and cocktails, delicious food, live music, and a VIP Green Room, just to name a few of its brilliant features. The YOT Club has returned to Brisbane and will set sail from South Bank this Friday night, Saturday and Sunday, and tickets are still available! For information about this week’s Friday–Sunday Brisbane cruises and relevant dress codes, click here.
Friday: “Knock Off” RNB Cruise, boarding at 6pm, departing at 6.30pm. $29 main deck, $49 upper deck tickets available here. VIP booths and upgrades also available.
Saturday: boarding at 1.30pm, departing at 2pm. $89 VIP upper deck tickets available here.
Sunday: boarding at 1pm, departing at 1.30pm. $49 main deck, $89 upper deck tickets available here. VIP booths and upgrades also available.
Where: pickup from South Bank Pontoon A, beside The Wheel of Brisbane.
Brisbane Comedy Festival
Get your giggle on this weekend at the Brisbane Comedy Festival! Back for its 11th year, the Brisbane Comedy Festival is currently being carried out across 14 performance spaces in five Brisbane venues until March 22 and boasts a fantastic program filled with talent for all ages to enjoy. To view the program and see what’s on this weekend, click here.
When: February 21–March 22
Where: venues across Brisbane
Tickets: available online.
Watch a movie at Brisbane’s Moonlight Cinema
Pack a picnic blanket this weekend and head to Moonlight Cinema Brisbane for a movie screening of note! If you are wanting to watch the movie in style, you can purchase Gold Grass tickets and be treated like royalty as you watch the film and get service right to your Bean Bed! Alternatively, you have the option of watching the movie from the Connoisseur Lounge or you can hire a cushion for $5! For more information about the movies that will be showing this weekend, to view the program and to view pricing for other ticket types, click here.
Friday: The Gentlemen – 7.15pm
Saturday: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) – 7.15pm
Sunday: Bombshell – 7.15pm
Where: Moonlight Cinema Brisbane, The Amphitheatre, Roma Street Parkland
Cost: general admission $15, pricing for other ticket types available online.
Are you planning to be out and about at one or more of these events this weekend in Brisbane? Let us know! Show us what you’re up to by snapping a photo and tagging @Brisbane on Instagram.