WHAT’S ON: 18+ ways to keep yourself busy this week in Brisbane

Already on the hunt for things to do this week in Brisbane? We’ve compiled a list of more than 18 events that will be running from Monday–Friday to help you out! From $1 coffees to Chinese New Year celebrations, there is definitely something for everyone in this list.

Monday, January 27

Australia Day public holiday

To celebrate the final day of the long weekend, stop by at some of these events this Australia Day public holiday.

Luxe Sausage Sizzle at Stokebar Q

Spend your extra day off at Stokebar Q with a sausage sizzle in one hand and a beer in the other! There will be a $15 sausage sizzle menu by executive chef Ollie Hansford on offer and you can pair that with $7 Balter beers. With no bookings required, feel free to just rock up! For more information click here.

When: Monday from midday–late
Where: Stokebar Q, South Bank

Oysters for bushfire relief

Calling all oyster lovers – head over to Manly this Monday for $2 fresh or kilpatrick oysters and The Deck will donate 50% of funds raised from the oyster purchases to the bushfire appeal. For more information click here.

When: Monday from 1–5pm
Where: Manly Deck Bar & Restaurant, Manly
Cost: $2

Trivia at Mucho Mexicano

Join in the trivia fun this Monday after an extra day off! There are prizes up for grabs and food and drink specials to keep you going through the night. Register your team by emailing southbank@muchomexicano.com.au or call 3846 5555. For more information click here.

When: Monday from 6.30pm
Where: Mucho Mexicano, South Bank
Cost: Free entry

Tuesday, January 28

Chinese New Year celebrations at Mr. Mista

Celebrate Chinese New Year this Tuesday evening at Mr. Mista with a split roast pork feast! For more information and to book click here.

When: Tuesday from 6.30pm
Where: Mr. Mista, Fortitude Valley
Cost: $65 per person, bookings essential.

Watch the Tennis on the lawn at Howard Smith Wharves

What better way to spend a Tuesday than by grabbing a deck chair and an aperol spritz and enjoying the action on the big screen. And if you are wanting to play a match of your own, there will also be table tennis! For more information click here or view the match schedule here.

When: Tuesday January 28–Sunday February 2.
Where: Howard Smith Wharves

Yoga and Pilates class – Medibank Feel Good Program

Join in for a free yoga and pilates class to kick start the first day of the Medibank Feel Good Program for 2020 – a series of free fitness classes held in Brisbane from today until March 28. For more information and to view the program click here.

When: Tuesday from 5.30pm
Where: Little Stanley Street Lawn, South Bank
Cost: Free

Tuesday night trivia

Where: Beach House Garden City
When: every Tuesday from 7pm
Information: Choose between five burger flavours for just $15 while you get that brain thinking. To make a booking call 3420 0711 but feel free to just walk in without a booking if you’ve left it to the last minute! For more information click here.

Where: Catchment Brewing Co, West End
When: every Tuesday from 7pm
Information: Catchment Brewing Co have teamed up with Quiz Meisters to bring some of the best trivia to town. Head down for a $15 burger and beer deal while you test your trivia knowledge. Plus, there will be prizes up for grabs!

Where: Alfred & Constance, Fairfield
When: every Tuesday from 7pm
Information: Head down for some great prizes and a 2 for 1 pizza deal! Rally up your friends for your weekly trivia night! Free entry.

Where: Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside
When: every Tuesday from 6pm
Information: Go in the running to win a $50 bar voucher if you place first in this Tuesday’s trivia night. To book your table email riverside@pignwhistle.com.au or call 3832 9099.

Wednesday, January 29

Cellar Door Takeover ft. Tomich Wines (South Australia)

Wine lovers, come and join in the fun for the first 2020 Cellar Door Takeover at City Winery Brisbane featuring Tomich Wines from Adelaide Hills in South Australia. For more information click here.

When: Wednesday from 4–9pm
Where: City Winery Brisbane
Cost: Free tastings from 4pm with wines available by the glass and bottle over the bar.

Learn how to ballroom dance

Head down to South Bank this Wednesday to learn how to ballroom dance as part of the Medibank Feel Good Program. Bookings aren’t required, just rock up if you’re keen to learn a new skill! For more information and to view the program click here.

When: Wednesday from 6.30pm
Where: Flowstate, South Bank
Cost: Free

Speed Date & Paint at Bar Spritz

Save the awkwardness, this Wednesday you can get to know someone while channeling your inner creative at the same time! People will move around with their painting every 10 minutes during this fun night spent speed dating and painting. Plus, you’ll get a glass of wine included in the ticket price to help settle the nerves. For more information click here.

When: Wednesday from 6.30–9.30pm
Where: Bar Spritz
Cost: $39 per person, tickets needed.

Thursday, January 30

Rick & Morty trivia

Come along to Foresters Restaurant and Bar this Thursday evening for a trivia night like no other. Over two hours you will be tested on your Rick and Morty seasons 1–3 knowledge and there will be an extra ten questions, food, drinks, prizes and more!

When: Thursday from 7–9pm.
Where: Foresters Restaurant and Bar, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free, grab a ticket here.

Sugar High Thursday at Tusky Thursdays

Grab a mate and head down to Black Bear Lodge this Thursday for this week’s Sugar High Thursday. Guess the number of lollies in the jar and go in the running to win an indoor skydiving voucher! Heat 6 of the Tusky Thursdays DJ competition will kick off at 8.40pm. For more information click here.

When: Thursday from 9pm
Where: Tusky Thursdays, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free entry every Thursday night

Acrylic pouring paint and sip night at Montana Art Project

What better way to end January than by channeling your inner creative skills and learning how to use acrylic paint? All equipment will be supplied and included in the price you will receive a glass of bubbles on arrival. For more information and to get tickets click here.

When: Thursday from 6.30pm, classes begin at 7pm.
Where: Montague Hotel
Cost: $65 per person, $59 per person when you make a group booking, $69 for a larger second canvas.

Walled cushion workshop

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own walled cushions? Well this is the perfect opportunity to learn! Attendees will learn how to make a 45cm x 45cm piped walled cushion with a zip and a duck feather insert. All equipment will be provided but you will need to bring your own choice of fabric! Morning tea and lunch will be served. For more information and to purchase a ticket click here.

When: Thursday from 9.30am–2.30pm
Where: Blake & Taylor, Paddington
Cost: $165, tickets essential.

Friday, January 31

$1 coffee for Cups on Melbourne grand opening

Head down to Cups on Melbourne in the city for a $1 cup of coffee to help celebrate their grand opening. They will be teaming up with The Bake List this Friday and Saturday with 100% of proceeds from the cupcake sales going to Foodbank QLD and WIRES wildlife rescue. The grand opening special will run on Saturday as well! For more information click here.

When: Friday from 6am–4pm
Where: Cups on Melbourne, Melbourne St, Brisbane
Cost: $1

Shag Rock bushfire appeal

Head down to Black Bear Lodge this Friday night for the Shag Rock bushfire appeal. The line up for the night includes Shag Rock, Flag Duty and Grim Richard! All funds raised from ticket sales will go directly to those affected by the bushfires. 18+ only. For more information and to buy a ticket click here.

When: Friday from 7–11pm
Where: Black Bear Lodge
Cost: From $15

Paint & Sip 2 for 1 offer at the Mantra South Bank

Keen on a paint and sip class to end the week? This Friday you can grab two tickets for the price of one and learn to paint the Glasshouse Mountains with Wesley Taylor Art Studios! You will receive a glass of Australian bubbles on arrival and get to take your artwork home with you. For more information and to buy a ticket click here.

When: Friday from 7–8.30pm
Where: Mantra South Bank
Cost: $55

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