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What’s on: The best events in Brisbane this week!

Looking for something exciting to do this week in Brisbane? Well, we’ve got you covered with this specially collated list of Brisbane’s hottest events. From market stalls, to free yoga and everything in between!

$1 Pork Dumplings at Jade Buddha – Tuesday, 29th September

Jade Buddha $1 Dumplings
Enjoy one hour of $1 pork dumplings at Jade Buddha

We can all agree that dumplings are indisputably the greatest little pockets of flavour known to man! To celebrate these tasty treats, Jade Buddha will be hosting 1 hour of $1 Pork Dumplings this week! 

The set-up is simple, dine between 12-1pm or 6-7pm and receive a plate of 10 mouth-watering pork dumplings at any one time throughout the hour-long session. The only catch? You will need to order a drink with each plate of pork but, trust us, there is no better way to enjoy the panoramic views of the Brisbane river than with a cold one in your hand. 

Limited stock is available so be sure to get in early because who doesn’t want to get their chopsticks (and mouths) around these delicious pillows of heaven? 

Where: Jade Buddha Bar and Kitchen, 14/1 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
When: Tuesday 29th September, 12-1pm or 6-7pm
Cost: $1 per plate of dumplings, with every drink purchase

Starward Whisky Tasting Dinner – Thursday, 1st October 

starboard whiskey old fashioned
Enjoy a Starward Whisky old fashioned upon arrival

Ehden Bar and Kitchen West End invites you to dine in style at their Starward Whisky Tasting Dinner! Ticketed at $185pp, guests will enjoy a carefully curated collection of whiskies from the Starward portfolio with a carefully matched food pairing. And it doesn’t just stop there – guests can take home their very own bottle of Starward Two-Fold valued at $75!

Starward’s world-class whisky is made right here in Australia. Made in Melbourne, this cool crew of whisky makers use wine barrels to mature their whiskies and use locally sourced ingredients. Think Starward Two-fold matched with king fish ceviche or Starward Solera matched with banoffee panna cotta – yum!

This one-off event will be hosted by none other than Steve Prasad – the guru of all things spirits! Be sure to secure your tickets here before they sell out!

Where: Ehden Bar and Kitchen West End, 400-404 Montague Rd, West End QLD 4101 
When: Thursday, 1st October, 6-9pm
Cost: $185pp   

Hotel Carrington’s Grand Re-Opening – Thursday, 1st October

hotel carrington interior
Interior of the newly refurbished Hotel Carrington

If you’ve been looking for a reason to get out of the house (in a safe way of course), this is the event for you! Hotel Carrington invites you to enjoy espresso martinis, free tapas, live music, and lots of laughs in their newly refurbished space!

The team at Hotel Carrington have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring Brisbane a bigger and better water-hole with their $1.9 million refurbishment and expansion. 

While the event is completely free for you to attend, however guests are required to register to ensure that everyone stays COVID safe all night long. Head on down to one of Wickam street’s favourite locations for a cheeky cocktail, tasty tapas, and a good time!

Where: Hotel Carrington, 143 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
When: Thursday, 1st October, 6pm-late
Cost: Free entry

Valley Laneway Markets – Saturday 3rd October

Valley Laneway Markets Stalls

Nestled amongst Brisbane’s heritage listed buildings is where you will find the Valley Laneway Markets this Saturday, 3rd of October from 9am-2pm. Stroll through Bakery Lane, California Lane, Winn Lane and the Brunswick Street Mall to discover an integration of quality, innovation, and fresh design.

Spend the day exploring the plethora of stalls, listen to live music and eat your way through the many eateries on offer. Guests can expect to find a multitude of stalls featuring art, ceramics, fashion, jewellery, skincare, homewares, plants, and pre-loved and vintage goods. 

Grab yourself a cup o’ joe and head down to the Valley Laneway Markets this Saturday to score yourself a hidden gem or two! For more information on how you can get involved or secure a sellers position, click here!

Where: Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
When: Saturday, 3rd October, 9am-2pm
Cost: Free entry for shoppers, Stallholder prices vary – please see website for more details

Free Yoga Challenge – Saturday 3rd October 

Free Yoga Challenge in Southbank Parklands
Enjoy free yoga classes at the Southbank Parklands from this Saturday

The Medibank Feel Good Program is a series of free fitness classes held at the beautiful Southbank parklands, and this week marks the launch of their Free Yoga Challenge! Bring your pals or fly solo under the city’s sea of green foliage located along the Brisbane River for a session of relaxation and laughs.

Be sure to pack a water bottle, towel, and yoga mat if you have one (but your trusty beach towel will work just as fine)! Pre-registration is required to attend classes, with the first one being held on Saturday, 3rd of October from 8-8:45am with class following on Monday the 5th from 5:30-6:15pm and Saturday the 10th from 8-8:45am. 

This program also offers a range of other free classes including barre, pilates, ballroom dancing, Latin fitness, Bollywood dancing, bootcamp, mums & bubs, Tai Chi, and Zumba! Be sure to check out their site for more details!

For more information about the program, including the class timetable and a class location map, click here!

Where: Southbank Parklands, Southbank  QLD 4000
When: Saturday, 3rd of October from 8-8:45am. Monday the 5th from 5:30-6:15pm. Saturday the 10th from 8-8:45am.
Cost: Free

Saturday Graze Lunch at Cloudland – Saturday 3rd October

Clouland Graze Lunch spread
Indulge on the $45 grazing package, or the $69 grazing and bottomless beverage package

Cloudland’s Saturday Graze is the only way to ‘lunch’ on a Saturday afternoon. Take a seat under the glimmering lights of this palatial venue as you sip on a sav and nosh on some notable flavours!

This lavish lunch experience will be held from 12-4pm, however under current COVID guidelines guests can only dine for up to 2 hours so be sure to select your arrival time at the Eventbrite checkout! Nestle into this opulent oasis and indulge on the $45 grazing package, or the $69 grazing and bottomless beverage package!

The grazing menu will include an assortment of wood-fired breads and dips, arancini, pizza, fried ascolana olives, lamb meatballs and cheese platters! If you choose to step-up your experience with the 2-hour bottomless beverage package, expect Charles Ranville Crémant de Bourgogne Brut, Babich Classic Sauvignon Blanc, Hartog’s Plate Cabernet Merlot, Four Pines Pacific Ale, Young Henry’s Newtowner, Balter, XXXX Gold, and an assortment of soft drinks and sparkling water. 

As this is a strictly ticketed event, be sure to book yours here today! 

Where: Cloudland, 641 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
When: Saturday, 3rd October, 
Cost: $45 for grazing package only. $69 for grazing and bottomless beverage package

Suitcase Rummage Brisbane – Sunday 4th October

Suitcase Rummage Brisbane City
Guests can find vintage clothes, books, jewellery, hand-made items, shoes, records, cards, bric-a-brac, homewares and more!

Suitcase Rummage is back baby! This Sunday, Brisbane’s city square will turn into a second-hand haven. Be sure to pack plenty of reusable bags for your finds or bring a suitcase (or two) packed full of your pre-loved goods!

In case you don’t know, Suitcase Rummage is a mini-scaled market with giant rewards; it promises to be everything that is a market but without the hassle. Market-goers can expect to find vintage artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, hand-made items, shoes, records, badges, cards, handmade paper and plenty more!

Entry is free for browsers and buyers and sellers can pay $25 per suitcase. Come for a bargain, a swap, or an old-fashioned haggle. Suitcase Rummage is not to be missed! For more info click here!

Where: Brisbane Square, Brisbane City QLD 4000 (City-side of the Victoria Bridge)
When: Sunday 4th of October, 12-5pm
Cost: Free entry for shoppers, $25 per suitcase for sellers

Mr Percival’s River Disco Queen’s Birthday Edition – Sunday 4th October 

Mr Percival's al-fresco dining
Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday long weekend at Mr Percival’s

What better way to celebrate Queen Lizzie’s Birthday than with music, cocktails, and good times at Howard Smith Wharves! The River Disco returns to Mr Percival’s for another day of sunset dining and drinking (sadly no dancing, under current COVID restrictions). 

Taking cues from Europe’s most iconic beach clubs, you’ll feel like you have been transported to one of the hottest european summer parties as you sip on a spritz on the sun-filed al-fresco deck. Get in early and stay ‘till late with live sets from Midnight Tango, Mumgenes, Dan Mumbles, Tim Persley, and Gurpaal!

Where: 5 Boundary St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
When: Sunday, 4th October, 12pm-1am
Cost: Free entry

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Ashleigh Holland
From Townsville, to Mackay, and now located in Brisbane, Ashleigh is the poster girl for the Queensland life-style; an avid beach-goer, water-sport enthusiast, wine aficionado, and camping queen. After catching the writing bug at an early age she has since lived in Bali for an extensive journalism program, studied a bachelor of Mass Communications, and contributed to a variety of lifestyle publications over the years. And she will take a soy flat white to go, thanks!

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