WHAT’S ON: The best of what Brisbane has to offer this weekend

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Saturday, February 8

Helping Heroes on The Lawn at Howard Smith Wharves

To honour the emergency service heroes who have and continue to fight the Australian bushfires, Howard Smith Wharves have partnered with Rush Entertainment to show their support. This Saturday afternoon there will be live entertainment from Samantha Jade, Alfie Arcuri and Lai Utovou and others, including magician Josh Norbido! Howard Smith Wharves has also partnered with Foodbank to help with ongoing disaster relief in Australia. If you wish you donate, you’re invited to bring a donation of non-perishable food or other grocery items. Need an idea of what to donate? You can view the items in need here. All profits from the event will be donated to WIRES, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

When: This Saturday from 12pm–late
Where: Howard Smith Wharves
For more information, click here.

New flavours at La Macelleria!

Head down to La Macelleria in Teneriffe this Saturday to try their brand new Bubble Tea creation, available for one day only at each of the Brisbane stores! Made with milk tea gelato and topped with tapioca pearls, this mouthwatering creation is definitely one you’ve got to try. While you’re there, have a taste of their new Vegan Coffee flavour too, available this month only!

Can’t make it this Saturday? Fear not! The Bubble Tea flavour will be available at the West End store next Saturday February 15, the Coorparoo Square store on Saturday February 22 and at the Bowen Hills store on Saturday February 29.

When: this Saturday, February 8
Where: La Macelleria, Florence Street, Teneriffe

The Boundary Hotel goes country

Get your cowboy boots out because the wild west has arrived at The Boundary Hotel and you’re invited! Are you a big fan of country music? Well, The Boundary is the place you want to be on Friday and Saturday nights this month. The popular West End venue will have you belting out all your favourite country music hits from Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton, Brookes & Dunn and of course, the Dixie Chicks. So head down this Saturday evening for a boot scootin’ good time!

When: This Saturday from 8pm / every Friday and Saturday from 8pm until the end of the month.
Where: The Boundary Hotel

Closing night of The Midsummer Carnival

If you love immersive theatrical experiences, this is one you don’t want to miss. Inspired from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Brisbane Immersive Ensemble’s adaptation of the famous comedic play will have you hooked from the moment you arrive. Catch one of the final two performances of The Midsummer Carnival at Brisbane Powerhouse before the curtains close for the last time this Saturday evening!

Please note: The Brisbane Powerhouse car park is currently closed for refurbishment until February 21.

When: This Saturday at 6.30pm and 8.30pm
Where: Stores Building, Brisbane Powerhouse
Tickets: available online

Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale

Are you ready to get your indoor plant fix for 2020? The huge indoor plant warehouse sale is back for another year! Featuring all your indoor plant favourites and even some rare finds, you’re sure to find something to add to your collection this weekend. In an effort to help raise funds for the Australian bushfire relief appeal, The Jungle Collective will match every $1 donation! These funds will go to the Australian Red Cross, Animals Australia and Greening Australia.

When: Saturday and Sunday, February 8 and 9.
Where: 39 Clarence Street, Coorparoo
Cost: Free but tickets are required.
For more information click here.

Kanye West On Repeat at The Foundry

Calling all Kanye West fans! This is a tribute party you don’t want to miss. Head down to The Foundry this Saturday night for a night full of Kanye tunes (mixed with all your other favourite non-Kanye tunes). Ages 18+ only.

When: This Saturday from 9pm
Where: The Foundry, Fortitude Valley
Cost: General admission $12.25, tickets online.

Five course vegan brunch at Darling & Co

Head down to Darling & Co this Saturday for their delicious five course vegan brunch! For just $60 per person, you can enjoy two hours of ultimate vegan brunching. Paired with vegan cocktails, wine or prosecco, this is a must-do for a Saturday brunch. Bookings essential, call 3051 7666.

When: every Saturday from 11am–4pm
Where: Darling & Co, Brisbane
Cost: $60 per person, bookings essential.
For more information click here.

Ballistic Beer celebrates their 3rd birthday!

In celebration of their birthday and to thank everyone for their support over the last three years, head down to Ballistic Beer this Saturday afternoon for some special edition beers, kids activities and of course, birthday cake!

When: Saturday from 1pm
Where: Ballistic Beer, McCarthy Road, Salisbury
For more information click here.

Grand opening of the McCaskie Park Outdoor Screen and Performance Space

There is a new entertainment facility coming to Kelvin Grove! As part of the grand opening of the new screen and performance space at McCaskie Park this Saturday afternoon, you can watch Aquaman (and yes, with free popcorn) at 6.45pm. The official opening will be at 5pm with a Welcome to Country and performances until 6.30pm. Guests can enjoy a free obstacle course, games, face painting, circus activities, food trucks, performances and more.

When: Saturday from 4.30pm
Where: McCaskie Park, Kelvin Grove

Sunday, February 9

Margarita & Mojito Sundays at The Defiant Duck

Are you a fan of margaritas and mojitos? Well, head down to The Defiant Duck on Sunday for a glass or two of your choice served with some delicious tacos! There will also be live RnB music for you to bop along to. And if you’re not a fan of tacos, you can grab a $15 parmy and chips with any drink purchase. I mean, seriously, do Sundays get better?

When: every Sunday from 3–5pm
Where: The Defiant Duck, Newstead, Brisbane
For more information click here.

50 Bands for Fire Relief

To help raise funds for bushfire relief, The Milk Factory will host ’50 Bands for Fire Relief’ this Sunday. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross and Support Act charities. There will be music from The Cosmic Bogan, 2nd Time Over and The Dagwood Dogs!

When: Sunday from 4pm
Where: The Milk Factory, Montague Road, South Brisbane
Cost: $5 entry at the door

Enjoy a Sunday at the BrisAsia festival

Celebrate Asian culture this Sunday at the BrisAsia Festival! The festival, which is currently running for the eighth time in Brisbane, showcases fine art, music, dance, art workshops, food markets and even live cooking demonstrations. To see the full program click here.

When: February 1–29
Where: across Brisbane

Stroll through the Brisbane Vegan Markets

Grab your mates and head down to the fortnightly Brisbane Vegan Markets this Sunday! Enjoy plant based, cruelty free markets where you can find your weekly fruit and veg, drinks, vegan friendly cosmetics, clothing and homewares. Enjoy your casual market stroll as you listen to live acoustic music and sip on a soy latte – the perfect way to spend a Sunday. There is free and paid street parking nearby.

When: Saturday from 9am–3pm
Where: Corner of Boundary Street and Russell Street, West End
For more information click 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