WHAT’S ON: 20+ Things To Do This Weekend In Brisbane

Suitcase Rummage Brisbane

Saturday, February 15

Brisbane Beer Festival

Brisbane Beer Festival
Photo Credit: Brisbane Beer Festival

Calling all beer and cider fans: this is the festival for you! Back for its seventh year, the Brisbane Beer Festival boasts over 130 beers and ciders with a mouth-watering line-up of more than 50 Australian and international craft breweries and cideries. And believe it or not, there are still tickets available! For more information, click here.

When: Saturday, February 15 from 11am
Where: Eatons Hill Hotel – Outdoors, Brisbane
Cost: $10, tickets online.

Mountain Goat Valley Crawl

You can spend your Saturday night jumping between nine Brisbane venues to see 45 local and interstate artists for the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, back for another year! Featuring artists such as Tia Gostelow, The Lazy Susans and Columbus and Dopamine, this is a night you don’t want to miss! For more information about the event and to see the full line-up, click here.

When: Saturday, February 15 from 5pm
Where: Greaser, Crowbar, The Brightside, The Elephant Hotel, Blutes, Barbara, Woolly Mammoth Mane Stage, Black Bear Lodge and The Foundry.
Cost: Free entry

Confidence Man at Ric’s Backyard

Photo Credit: Rics Bar

Saturday night is the night for dance parties and this one is a must! Confidence Man will be playing at Ric’s this Saturday along with local DJs including Arrowsmith, Juz Playin, AVAXA and Penelope Two-Five. For more information, visit the event Facebook page.

When: Saturday, February 15 from 3–10pm
Where: Ric’s Bar, Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: $26.04 through Eventbrite.

BrisAsia Bazaar night market

Celebrate the BrisAsia Festival this Saturday at the BrisAsia Bazaar – an Asian night market held in the newly renovated Aspley Central. With live performances, market stalls, street food, Asian arts and crafts and cultural forums and discussions, this is a night market you don’t want to miss.

When: Saturday, February 15 from 4–9pm
Where: Aspley Central, 1368 Gympie Road, Aspley
Cost: Free

The Elton John Experience

Elton John fans can belt their hearts out this Saturday in a two hour concert celebrating everything about Sir Elton John (and, of course, the legendary song-writing partnership between Elton John and Bernie Taupin). With all his iconic hits from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road to Crocodile Rock, this is a show that will definitely not disappoint. With the talent set to perform on the night, including Greg Andrew as Sir Elton John, you’ll feel like you’re at a real Elton John concert! For more information, click here or visit eltonjohnexperience.com.au.

When: Saturday, February 15 from 8–11pm
Where: The Jindalee Hotel
Cost: $28.30, tickets available through Oztix.

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

Experience Star Wars in a unique way this Saturday as you sit back, relax, and listen the spectacular soundtrack played live by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra while you watch Return of the Jedi on the big screen. Tickets are still up for grabs, but you better be quick! For more information, click here.

When: Saturday, February 15 at 2pm and 7.30pm
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets: online at Ticketek

BrisAsia Festival: Rare Voices

Help celebrate diversity this Saturday evening by attending the Rare Voices concert, one of the BrisAsia Festival events for 2020! The concert celebrates singing traditions from across Asia and features some brilliant talent including Indonesian folk singer Ata Ratu, Sikh artist Dya Singh and Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal.

When: Saturday, February 15 from 7.30pm–9.30pm
Where: SunPAC Theatre, McCullough Street, Macgregor
Cost: Free, register online.

Valentine’s Traffic Light Party

Dance your heart out this Saturday night at the El Patio Valentine’s Traffic Light Party! Wear green if you’re single, yellow if it’s complicated and red if you’re taken! Plus, as part of the Valentine’s deal, you’ll get a free sticker status on arrival and free glow sticks! For more information click here.

When: Saturday, February 15 from 9pm
Where: 131 Edward Street, Brisbane
Cost: $10 entry on the guest list, call 0422 910 979 or message El Patio on Facebook.

Sunday, February 16

BrisAsia Festival Paint and Sip Workshop

If you haven’t gone to a paint and sip workshop yet, you’re seriously missing out! This Sunday you can enjoy two hours of painting while sipping on bubble tea as part of the BrisAsia Festival. No experience is needed and we guarantee you’ll have a heap of fun. Plus, you get to take your artwork home! For more information, click here.

When: Sunday, February 16 from 11am–1pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time to check in.
Where: Elizabeth Arcade, 103 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane. Meeting point is in front of the Student One building at Elizabeth Arcade.
Cost: $10, tickets online.

Brisbane Wedding Expo

Grab your fiancé, your bridesmaids or your full girl-gang, this Sunday you can put the wedding stress to the side and learn how to plan your special day with as little stress as possible! The Brisbane Wedding Expo will feature some of Queensland’s best and most experienced wedding professionals all under one roof.

When: Sunday, February 16 from 10am–2pm
Where: Brisbane Airport Conference Centre, 2 Dryanda Road, Brisbane
Cost: $10 per person, at the door or online.
For more information about the expo, contact Ideal Bride on 3821 0188 or 0417 735 497.

Head to a Gnocchi Class

Put your cooking skills to the test this Sunday and learn how to make delicious gnocchi! Lead by Il Locale’s head chef, you will learn how to make their stuffed black truffle gnocchi and their ricotta gnocchi with pecorino romano cheese. Included in the cost, you’ll receive a coffee on arrival, a glass of wine, a booklet with the Il Locale best seller recipes and a class summary.

When: Sunday, February 16 from 11am–2pm
Where: Il Locale Italian, Nash Street, Paddington
Cost: $95 per person, register online.

Suitcase Rummage in Brisbane City

Photo credit: Suitcase Rummage

Head down to the Brisbane Square this Sunday for the Suitcase Rummage market! With suitcases filled to the brim with all kinds of treasures, you are sure to find a pre-loved goodie this Sunday. There will be clothing, artwork, bric-a-brac, books, jewellery, shoes, records and much, much more.

When: Sunday, February 16 from 12–5pm
Where: Brisbane Square, George Street, Brisbane
Cost: Free attendance

Build a Terrarium Workshop

Photo credit: The Plant Lounge

Put your green thumb to work this Sunday by taking part in this Terrarium Workshop hosted by The Plant Lounge! Learn how to make a terrarium while sipping on a glass of wine and enjoying some snacks. You can bring your own closed vessel or purchase one before the workshop at The Plant Lounge. All other materials will be provided. Plus, you get to take home your creation once you’re finished!

When: Sunday, February 16 from 2–4pm
Where: The Plant Lounge, Station Street, Nundah, Brisbane
Cost: $65, register online.

Rom Com Trivia at Little Big House

Grab your mates and head down to Little Big House this Sunday for some classic rom com trivia! This trivia will have you reliving all the best on-screen romance. There are also great prizes up for grabs, so bring your thinking caps!

When: Sunday, February 16 from 1–3pm
Where: Little Big House, Grey Street, South Brisbane
Cost: Free to play, register online.

Pre-Carnival Pool Party at XCARGO

Photo Credit: XCARGO

Join in on the early festivities this Sunday at XCARGO, ahead of the Brazilian Carnival Street Festival later this month! Grab your mates and bring them down for a refreshing dip, Samba and a delicious Brazilian barbecue this Sunday at XCARGO’s pre-carnival pool party. This event is for over 18s only! For more information, click here.

When: Sunday, February 16 from 1–10pm
Where: XCARGO, McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free entry from 1–2pm, $5 after 2pm

A look into the life of Gene Kelly at QPAC

Join Patricia Ward Kelly–wife of iconic film star Gene Kelly–this Sunday at QPAC as she takes the audience on a journey and delves into the life of Gene Kelly with film clips, previously unreleased recordings, personal memorabilia and insights from conversations with her husband.

When: Sunday, February 16 from 2pm
Where: Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Cost: $79–$99, tickets available online.

All weekend…

World Travel Expo – Brisbane

Have you got the travel bug? This weekend you can head to the World Travel Expo for amazing travel deals, expert advice and information sessions! If you’re looking to find out more about your next holiday, this is the place to do it!

When: Saturday and Sunday, February 15–16, from 9am–4pm
Where: Halls 2 and 3, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane
Cost: Free entry, register online.

Mecca Cosmetica Summer Sun Series at Howard Smith Wharves

Mecca Cosmetica and Call Time on Melanoma have joined forces to ensure that everybody is staying sun safe and wearing sunscreen every day! Swing by the Mecca Cosmetica Sun Stand this weekend for summer fun, photo opportunities and SPF. While you’re at it, grab a sample of their To Save Face Superscreen SPF 50+ and the To Save Body SPF50 Superscreen, a complimentary tote bag and a gourmet icy-pop. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

When: Saturday and Sunday, February 15–16, from 12–6pm.
Where: Rivershed Lawn by the Story Bridge at Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane. Click here for a more detailed map.

Ongoing…

Pool Bar at Riverbar and Kitchen

Riverbar and Kitchen has transformed into Pool Bar for the month of February! Sip on a frozen espresso martini as you soak up the warm weather river side. With lounges, inflatable animals, towels and a fresh pop-up menu, you’re guaranteed to have a swimmingly good time.

BrisAsia Festival

Join in on the festivities this February at the BrisAsia Festival! Back for its eighth year, the festival celebrates Asian culture and features traditional and modern Asian cuisine, art workshops, night markets, food discovery tours and much more. To check out the full program of events across the city, click here.

Raw Comedy Competition 2020

Join in the comedic fun this year for the Raw Comedy Competition! Heat four of the competition will kick off this Sunday, February 16 at 7pm, with doors opening at 6pm. For more information about the event, tickets pricing and how to get involved, click here.

When: Wednesday, Thursday and Sundays in February and March
Where: The Paddo Tavern, Given Terrace, Paddington

Take a dip in X Cargo’s shipping container swimming pool

Until the end of the month, you can enjoy a summer swim in a totally unique way at X Cargo. Make the most of Pool Club this February by soaking up the summer rays on a day bed or in a poolside cabana with your group of friends. Packages for cabana hire start at $500 and include Cîroc bottle service and a private waiter or waitress.

The Pool Club is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am–8pm and bookings are essential, email poolclub@xcargo.com.au. Please note: day beds are available for walk in use, but don’t forget your towel!

Jessica Perkins
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