WHAT’S ON: 17+ ways to keep yourself busy this week in Brisbane

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Tuesday, January 14

River Loop Bushfire Relief Ride

Rise and shine, riders! Join in tomorrow morning for a cycle of the Brisbane River Loop while donating funds to a worthy cause. Audax will donate $50 from each entry to the Red Cross to help with bushfire relief. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

When: Tuesday from 5.30am
Where: the ride will commence at the Regatta Ferry Stage in Toowong
Cost: $56, register online here

Taco Tuesday’s at Remy’s

Watchu taco bout? Cheap tacos on a Tuesday?! That’s right. Head down to Remy’s tomorrow night for their weekly taco night! There are also vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

When: Tuesdays from 5-8pm
Where: Remy’s, Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers at the Gabba

Rally up your your mates who share with you a solid love for cricket because it’s still not too late to grab a ticket to tomorrow afternoon’s match against the Adelaide Strikers! But be quick! You don’t want to miss a minute of the action and tickets are selling fast.

When: Tuesday, 2.40pm
Where: The Gabba
Cost: remaining tickets here.

Wednesday, January 15

Help raise vital funds for bushfire relief

Urban Bakehouse: Half of the sales made at Urban Bakehouse on Wednesday January 15 will be donated to the bushfire appeal.

When: Wednesday 8am-5pm
Where: Urban Bakehouse, Racecourse Village, Nudgee Rd, Ascot

9 Degrees Brisbane: $5 on behalf of every climber on the day will go to the New South Wales RFS, 100% of ticket sales from the $10 raffle tickets will be donated to WIRES, all coffee sales to the RFS.

When: Wednesday 5-10pm
Where: 9 Degrees Brisbane, 72 Pickering St, Enoggera

‘Get Ducked’ Trivia Wednesdays at The Defiant Duck

Grab your mates and head down to The Defiant Duck on Wednesday nights for the chance to win a prize and show off your trivia skills. Call (07) 3252 1581 to secure your spot and visit the event Facebook page for more information.

When: every Wednesday from 7pm, 6pm registration
Where: The Defiant Duck, Longland St, Newstead
Cost: Free entry

Kokedama & Macrame for beginners

2020 is the year to pick up another skill and this is the perfect opportunity to do so! Learn how to create two kokedama’s that will hang from your macrame hanger while enjoying a glass of bubbles this Wednesday evening in West End. For more information and to register online click here. Limited spots available.

When: Wednesday 6.30-8.30pm
Where: All The Green Things, Vulture St, West End
Cost: $69, registrations essential

Trivia night at Soapbox

Enjoy a night full of trivia with your pre-existing mates or come on down and make some new mates on the night. Grab a beer, put on your thinking cap and go in the running to win a prize! To book email bookings@soapbox.beer. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

When: every Wednesday from 7pm, team registrations at 6.45pm
Where: Soapbox Beer, Gipps St, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free

Jazz night at The Bowery

Spend your Wednesday night with a delicious cocktail in hand while listening to some solid jazz tunes at The Bowery. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

When: every Wednesday from 9.30pm
Where: The Bowery, Ann St, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free entry

Thursday, January 16

FRIENDS trivia at Foresters

Calling all FRIENDS fans – this is your night to shine. Foresters Restaurant & Bar will this Thursday host a FRIENDS trivia night jam-packed with 30 series-wide questions to see how well you really know your “favourite TV series”. For more information visit the event Facebook page. Register here.

When: Thursday from 7-9pm
Where: Foresters Restaurant and Bar, Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Gold coin entry per player

Comedy night at Blute’s

If you’re after a good laugh, head down to Blute’s in the Valley this Thursday night. Grab a drink and a bite to eat and then sit back, relax and enjoy a night filled with stand up comedy. Over 18s only. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

When: every Thursday from 7.30pm
Where: Blute’s, Ground Floor, 322 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free entry

Jazzy Thursdays at Remy’s

Swing by Remy’s on a Thursday this January for a night filled with live jazz music. Grab a wine and kick back before you head into the final day of the working week. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

When: Thursday from 6pm
Where: Remy’s, Latrobe Tce, Paddington
Cost: Free entry

Friday, January 17

Shorncliffe Food Truck Fest 2020

With over 30 different options on offer from a handful of food trucks making an appearance at the first Food Truck Fest of 2020, this is an event you and your family don’t want to miss. Food trucks lined up for this Friday night include King Of The Wings, Micasa Burger Truck, That Greek Truck, 2 Serial Grillers, Ruby the Little Red Ice Cream Van, Maxi Coffee and All Inn Brewing Co. There will also be live music and jumping castles for the kids. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

When: third Friday of every month from 5-8pm
Where: 95 Allpass Parade, Shorncliffe

Karaoke night at Mango Hill Tavern

Friday nights are for unashamedly singing your heart out and now you can do this every Friday at Mango Hill Tavern. Grab your friends and bring them along! Over 18s only. For information and to see future events visit the event Facebook page.

When: every Friday from 8pm
Where: Mango Hill Tavern sports bar, corner of Anzac Ave and Halpine Dr, Mango Hill
Cost: Free entry

$1 dumplings!

I don’t know about you, but I’m dump-ling my other Friday afternoon plans for this. With any drink purchase you can choose from pork and chive or vegetarian dumplings for just $1 each. What a score! For more information visit the event Facebook page.

When: every Friday from 3pm
Where: Kettle and Tin, Given Terrace, Paddington
Cost: $1 each with any drink purchase

Oyster Fridays at Darling & Co

Grab a natural oyster for just $1.50 each and pair it with a glass of bubbles at Darling & Co this Friday afternoon! For more information and to book visit the event Facebook page.

When: Every Friday from 4.30-6.30pm
Where: Darling & Co, Given Terrace, Paddington
Cost: $1.50 natural oysters, $2 kilpatrick oysters

Head down to Eat Street Markets

This Friday night, head down to Eat Street Markets and fill your belly with some of the yummiest food on offer in Brisbane while you listen to some live music. To top it off, this Friday night only, as part of the Australian ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour, the Women’s T20 World Cup Trophy is coming to Eat Street! You’ll even get the opportunity to have photos taken with the trophy from 7-8pm.

When: Friday night 4-10pm
Where: Eat Street Northshore, MacArthur Avenue, Hamilton
Cost: $3 per person, under 12s enter for free

Help raise vital funds for bushfire relief

Bushfire Relief Hour: To raise funds for the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Little Big House will run a Bushfire Relief Hour with proceeds from all food and drinks donated.

When: Friday from 5-7pm
Where: Little Big House, 18 Southpoint, 271 Grey St, South Brisbane

Bushfire Fundraiser at The MET: all profits from the fundraiser will be donated to the Australian Red Cross for Disaster Relief and Recovery. A $10 donation required for entry. Any additional donations welcomed.

When: Friday from 9pm
Where: The MET, Wickham St, Brisbane

Jess is a journalist who grew up on the Sunshine Coast before relocating to Sydney to finish her final years of schooling and then returning to Brisbane for university. Her passions lay in food and drink, event and entertainment editorial pieces and she enjoys keeping up to date with all things Brisbane. She credits her dedication, passion and love for journalism to her time spent in Gladstone as a cadet journalist – what she considers her most valuable experience in the field to date. On her days off (which are rare) you will find her with an almond chai latte in one hand and a book in another while probably still answering her work emails