WHAT’S ON: 25+ things to do this week in Brisbane

Head to Pool Bar at Riverbar and Kitchen this week and enjoy espresso martini soft serves, inflatable animals, and a pop-up menu.

Monday, February 10

Donna’s Breakfast Launch at Donna Chang

Breakfast has officially arrived at Donna Chang’s! Start the week off on the right foot by heading to Donna Chang’s this morning to help celebrate the launch. View the menu and secure a last minute table online.

When: Breakfast available from 6.30–10.30am seven days a week.
Where: Donna Chang, George Street, Brisbane
Bookings: book a table online.
For more information call 3243 4888 or email info@donnachang.com.au

Art From The Margins with John Fu Chong

As part of this year’s BrisAsia Festival, you can kick off the week by visiting John Fu Chong’s ‘Serenity‘ art exhibition featuring landmarks and rural landscapes from across Australia.

When: every Monday–Friday from 10am–4pm until February 28.
Where: Art From the Margins, 136 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free, no bookings required.

Grab a burger at remy’s for half the price

Did you miss out on Sunday two-for-one burgers? Fear not! This Monday you can head to remy’s and score a burger for half the price. Is there a better way to end a Monday?

When: every Monday from 5–7pm
Where: remy’s, Latrobe Terrace, Paddington
For more information click here.

Tuesday, February 11

Gladys Knight visits QPAC

Jump online and book a ticket to hear Gladys Knight perform her greatest hits this Tuesday at QPAC. And if you want to make the experience even more memorable, you can purchase an additional meet and greet ticket online, which will include a professional photo and a VIP lanyard!

When: Tuesday, February 11 at 8pm
Where: Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Cost: $79.90–$229.90, bookings online.

Open Mic Comedy Night

Looking for a laugh this Tuesday? If your answer is yes then The Royal is the place you want to be for Open Mic Comedy Night! Want to give it a go yourself? Read up online about how to register.

When: Tuesday from 7pm
Where: The Royal, Sandgate Road, Nundah, Brisbane
Cost: Free entry

Tinnie Tuesday at the Osbourne Hotel

The team from Aether Brewing will be heading to the Osbourne Hotel this Tuesday for a ‘Brewer’s Shout‘ and they’re on the hunt for taste testers! Grab your mates and head to the Osbourne Hotel from 5pm and stay for a bite to eat afterwards. With a $15 rump steak special on offer, how could you resist?

When: Tuesday, February 11 from 5.30–6.30pm
Where: Osbourne Hotel

Tuesday night trivia events

Catch Trivia at Catchment Brewing Co
Where
: Catchment Brewing Co, Boundary Street, Brisbane
When: Tuesday from 7–10pm
For more information click here.

Beach House Trivia
Where: Beach House Garden City
When: Tuesday from 7–9pm
Cost: Free, bookings required. Book online or call 3420 0711. Walk in’s accepted.
For more information click here.

‘Love and Mushy Stuff’ Trivia at Tide Wine Bar
Where: Tide Wine Bar, Wyvernleigh Close, Manly
When: Tuesday from 7–9pm
Cost: Free entry, book a table online or call 3396 8962.
Participants must purchase a meal or something similar in order to play. For more information click here.

Trivia at The Lord Alfred
Where
: The Lord Alfred, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
When: Tuesday from 7–9pm
For more information click here.

Trivia at The Rocklea Hotel
Where
: Rocklea Hotel, Rocklea
When: Tuesday from 6pm
Cost: Free, call 3848 1608 to book.
For more information click here.

Trivia Tuesday’s on The Deck
Where: Alfred & Constance
When: Tuesday from 7pm
Cost: Free entry
For more information click here.

Wednesday, February 12

Opening night of the ‘Everyday’ Art Exhibition

‘Everyday’ is a collection of oil paintings by Joanna Davies. The exhibition will be open until February 23, but you’re invited to attend opening night this Wednesday!

When: opening night is on Wednesday, February 12 from 6–9pm | exhibition dates are February 12–23 from 10am–5pm.
Where: Percolator Gallery, Latrobe Terrace, Paddington
For more information click here.

HEAT 2: Raw Comedy Competition 2020

Join in the fun this year for the Raw Comedy Competition! Round one of heats began on Sunday, February 9 and heat two will kick off this Wednesday, February 12 at 8pm. For more information about the competition click here.

When: Wednesday, February 12 at 8pm, doors open at 7pm.
Where: The Paddo Tavern, Given Terrace, Paddington
Cost: $25 online, $26 by phone, $27 at the door.

Fizz Wizard Launch at Netherworld

Head to Netherworld this Wednesday for an exciting line up of beers including the Fizz Wizard Sour IPA, Future Factory 3, Modus XPA and Queensland’s only keg of Stratospheric Double IPA.

When: Wednesday, February 12 from 4–10pm
Where: Netherworld, Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
For more information click here.

Wine and cheese night

Are you a wine and cheese fan? Well, this Wednesday evening you can indulge in wines from Joel Gott Wines and Napa Cellars. Pair a glass of wine with a delicious charcuterie board as you sit back, relax and enjoy a mid-week wine tasting from heaven.

When: Wednesday, February 12 from 6.30pm–9.30pm
Where: Blind Tiger, The Gap
Cost: $29, tickets available online.
For more information click here.

Cheesemonger Whisky Pairings

Join the Scotch Malt Whisky Society this Wednesday evening at their Cheesemonger Whisky Pairing tasting night. Satisfy your tastebuds with single cask whiskies that will be paired with single origin cheese from Europe, North America and Australia. Everyone welcome.

When: Wednesday, February 12 from 6.30–9pm
Where: The Heritage Room, Blackbird Bar & Restaurant, Eagle Street, Brisbane.
Cost: $99 member ticket, $129 non-member ticket. Tickets available online.
For more information and to book click here.

Wednesday night trivia events

The Golden Fox Trivia competition (Feb 5–March 25)
Where: The Fox Hotel, Melbourne Street, South Brisbane.
When: Wednesday from 7pm
Bookings: email bookings@thefox.com.au or call 3844 2883.
For more information click here.

Monthly Trivia – 2019 in Review
Where: Stock Exchange Hotel, Edward Street, Brisbane
When: Wednesday from 6.30–9.30pm
Cost: $2 entry, book your team by emailing functions@stockexchangehotel.com.au or call 3229 3522.
For more information click here.

Get Ducked Trivia Wednesdays
Where: The Defiant Duck, Newstead
When: Wednesday from 7pm, registrations at 6pm.
Cost: $2 per person
For more information click here.

Weekly Trivia at Shady Palms
Where: Shady Palms, Logan Road, Stones Corner
When: Wednesday from 6.30pm
Cost: Free, no bookings required
For more information click here.

Soapbox Trivia
Where: Soapbox Beer, Gipps Street, Fortitude Valley
When: Wednesday from 7pm
Cost: free, email bookings@soapbox.beer to book.
For more information click here.

Trivia Wednesday’s with Maggie
Where: Hellcat Maggie, Rich Lane, Brisbane City
When: Wednesday from 6.30–8pm
Cost: Free entry
For more information click here.

Trivia at Collective Kitchen & Bar
Where: Collective Kitchen & Bar, Ann Street, Brisbane
When: Wednesday from 6.30–8.30pm
Cost: Free
For more information click here.

Trivia at Shady Palms
Where: Shady Palms, Logan Road, Brisbane
When: Wednesday from 6.30–8pm
Cost: Free, no bookings needed.
For more information click here.

InFusion Trivia at The Normanby
Where: The Normanby, Musgrave Road, Red Hill
When: This Wednesday from 7pm
Cost: Free
For more information click here.

Thursday, February 13

See Queen and Adam Lambert in concert: The Rhapsody Tour

Believe it or not, there are still some tickets remaining for this Wednesday’s Queen and Adam Lambert concert at Suncorp Stadium! But you better get in quick. This is a concert you do not want to miss!

When: Thursday, February 13 at 7pm
Where: Suncorp Stadium
To purchase tickets click here.

Galentine’s Day at Fridays Riverside

Grab your gal-pals and join in the Galentine’s celebrations this Thursday at Fridays! Indulge in an ‘Eat Your Feelings Feast’ for just $30 per person and it will include rosé, a charcuterie board and of course, chocolate brownies.

When: Thursday, February 13 from 6–9pm
Where: Fridays Riverside, Eagle Street, Brisbane
Cost: $30, bookings essential. Book online here.
For more information click here.

Arts and craft pop-ups in preparation of Valentine’s Day

Want to make Valentine’s Day extra special for the one you love? Head down to one of these two arts ‘n’ crafts pop-up markets this Thursday to get your last minute gift!

Cathedral Square pop-up
When: Thursday, February 13 from 8am–2.30pm
Where: Brisbane Cathedral Square
What: unique presents including handmade jewellery, fashion and more.

Milton Mini Markets pop-up
When
: Thursday, February 13 from 10am–2pm
Where: Mini Milton Markets, Cribb Street, Milton
What: unique presents including handmade jewellery, fashion and more.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Trivia at Foresters

Calling all Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans: this is your night to shine. This Thursday you can register for the ultimate Brooklyn Nine-Nine trivia at Foresters Restaurant and Bar and go in the running to win some epic prizes.

When: Thursday, February 13 from 7pm
Where: Foresters Restaurant & Bar
Cost: Free, grab a ticket on the Facebook page so there is a table saved for you!

Friday, February 14

Valentine’s Day Paint & Sip class

If a sit-down dinner isn’t really your style, this paint and sip class could be the perfect way to spend the evening with your date. Welcome to Bowen Hills has teamed up with Peaceful Palette to host the ultimate v-day painting class paired with drink and food packages you can order from the bar!

When: Friday, February 14 from 7.30–10pm
Where: Welcome to Bowen Hills, 631 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
Cost: $40 for a single admission, $70 for double admission, $105 triple admission. Bookings essential, tickets online.

Valentine’s Day Market at Gasworks

Spend the most romantic day of the year with the one you love strolling through the Valentine’s Day Market at Gasworks. There will be a whole range of creative works on display featuring fashion, art, homewares, plants and ceramics.

When: Friday, February 14 from 5–9pm
Where: The Gasometer at Gasworks Plaza
Cost: Free entry

Valentine’s screening at Palace Cinemas, James Street

Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year by treating your date to a screening of one of the most romantic films that came out of the last decade. Peach cocktails are also available for purchase.

When: Friday, February 14 at 6.45pm
Where: Palace Cinemas, James Street, Fortitude Valley.
Cost: general admission $15, tickets online.

Brush ‘N’ Beers Valentine’s Day ‘Paint Your Mate’ class

Up for a laugh? This Valentine’s Day, you can paint your mate or your partner at Newstead Brewing Co! Enjoy a complimentary schooner of beer or another house option as you paint on quality canvas with acrylic paint.

When: Friday, February 14 from 6pm
Where: Newstead Brewing Co, Castlemaine St, Milton
Cost: general admission $55, tickets online.

Valentine’s Day at the BrisAsia Festival

Enjoy a romantic night out with a great film and some delicious Asian food at this Asian Food and Film night from 5–9pm at the Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre, Kangaroo Point. For more information and to book click here.

Alternatively, you can spend your evening at The Love Inn this Valentine’s Day. Head down to The BLOCK, QUT Kelvin Grove, for this music and dance night from 5.30–8.30pm. There will be bar and Asian inspired food available for purchase on the night. The event is free, but registrations are essential. For more information and to register online click here.

Ongoing events

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 will feature 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! Round one of heats began on Sunday, February 9 and heat two will kick off this Wednesday, February 12 at 8pm. 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

Medibank Feel Good Program

Looking to escape the four walls of the office and get some exercise and some fresh air? Jump in on one of the outdoor exercise classes as part of the 2020 Medibank Feel Good Program! For more information and to view the program click here.

When: January 27–March 28
Where: Brisbane City and South Bank Parklands
Cost: free, no bookings required.

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!

See a performance at QPAC

  • The Book of Mormon | until February 14. Tickets online here.
  • David Williamson’s Emerald City | until February 29. Tickets online here.

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