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What’s On: The best things to do in Brisbane this week!

Looking for something extra exciting to do this week in Brisbane? Well, we’ve got you covered with this specially collated list of the best events happening in Brisbane this week! From spook-tacular Halloween celebrations to hilarious live comedy shows, there is something for everyone!

Halloween at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Sanctuary Koala Halloween

Experience Halloween a little differently this year by getting up close and personal with all animals great and small at the world’s largest koala sanctuary from Saturday 31st Oct – Sunday 1st November. Explore the sanctuary at your own pace or take part in the Spooky Scavenger Hunt (with loads of prizes up for grabs) or go Boo-Hind the Scenes at either their magical morning or spooky sun-down sessions. Spend your weekend cuddling up to the koalas, dancing with the dingoes, and laughing with the lizards at Lone Pine Sanctuary’s ‘Howlo-ween’ and Scavenger Hunt! Click here to secure your tickets today!

Where: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, 708 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket QLD 4069
When: Saturday 31st Oct – Sunday 1st November
Cost: Spooky Scavenger Hunt $10, Day Pass from $38

Halloween Dress-Up Party at OCHE

OCHE Halloween

OCHE welcomes you to the DART side with their Halloween Dress-Up Party this weekend! The team at OCHE will be transforming the 110year-old building into Fortitude Valley’s spookiest venue for one night only. Guests can expect to munch on black popcorn, sip on a spooky Mamba’s Revenge cocktail, play a round (or two) of devilish darts or shufl, and of course, take part in the best-dressed competition! You certainly won’t want to miss this spooky celebration, so round up the gang and book your session here!

Where: OCHE, 111 Constance St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
When: Saturday, 31st October
Cost: Prices vary depending on booking size, see booking link for more details

Halloween Spectacular at The Prince Consort Hotel 

The Prince Consort Hotel Cocktail Pour

There’ll be spooky vibes ALL weekend at the about-to-reopen, The Prince Consort, in Fortitude Valley! This three-floor haunted mansion will be hosting celebrations in La La Land, the Garden Bar, and Greaser, making it Brisbane’s biggest Halloween spectacular! There’ll be trick or treating for grown-ups, haunted house theming, scream masks for those early arrivers and Mr Black Espresso Martinis flowing all evening!

The open-air Garden Bar will be hosting live DJ’s from 5pm-3am on Friday night and from 2pm-2am on Saturday night in their plant-addled watering hole. Otherwise, guests can descend the 132-year-old staircase into the gloomy Greaser bar to enjoy spooky eats, scary drinks, and a haunted stage with plenty of live acts from 6pm-3am. With no entry fee and an evening of endless boogies, what’s not to love?! 

If you are after something a little more avant-garde this Halloween then the Boo-lesque Halloween Show is the event for you! This devilish evening, presented by The Prince Consort and Vanguard Burlesque at La La Land, is set to feature a bevy of Australia’s finest burlesque and variety performers headlined by the incomparable Rita Fontaine, supported by special guest MC CeCe Shabam, and acts from Rielle La’Vish, Madeline Glasseater, Lilith Revere, Ruby Corvette, and The Bombshells! With a strictly limited capacity, book your tickets here early to avoid disappointment! 

Where: The Prince Consort Hotel, 230 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
When: Saturday, 31st October
Cost: Free entry to Garden Bar and Greaser, La La Land Boo-lesque Halloween Show $40.20pp

Brews & Boos at Ballistic Beer House and Taproom

Ballistic Brewery Halloween

Get to the Boo-ery this weekend because things are about to get spooky! Kicking off at 1pm on Saturday 31st, Ballistic Brewery will be hosting a family-friendly afternoon full of pumpkin carving, trick or treating, scavenger hunts, face painting, and throwing on some kids Halloween movies from 7pm. Never fear, the spook-tacular fun isn’t just for the kids! The team at Ballistic have created an exciting Halloween themed food and beverage menu for all of the over 18’s (think beer cocktails with a bite – yum!) Don’t forget to pack your picnic rugs and costumes! Click here for more information!

Where: Ballistic Beer Co, 53-55 McCarthy Rd, Salisbury QLD 4107
When: Saturday, 31st October
Cost: Free entry

Halloween at iFLY

iFLY Brisbane flying simulator

Fly into the weekend at iFLY Brisbane’s Halloween Flight School Open Day. For $69pp all of Brisbane’s future superheroes will learn how to flip, tumble, and fly their body through the wind in a safe and fun environment! Be sure to wear your best Halloween costume to secure the Best Dressed Flyer of the Week prize! This deal runs from 8:15-10:30am and is only for kids aged 3-17years. Bookings are essential, call 1300 435 928 to book or click here for more information.

Where: iFLY, 395 Hamilton Rd, Chermside QLD 4032
When: Saturday, 31st October
Cost: $69pp

Moët and Chandon Derby Day

Celebrate spring racing at the Moët and Chandon Derby Day hosted at Doomben Racecourse! Enjoy a day full of action as you celebrate in style and cheer on our favourites with live racing on the track and the interstate action on the big screens across the course. Off the track, experience stylish pop-up bars and eateries, live entertainment, and a sea of glamorous black and white themed fashions.

With a General Admission ticket, you will have access to the Public Lawn, bars and eateries. Get up close to the racing action with direct access to the fence line, and explore the vibrant social grounds of Doomben Racecourse. For those looking add a little extra glamour to their Derby Day, the Premium Village Green ticket (groups of four) includes a reserved table on the St Legar Lawn with a brunch and beverage package. Click here to secure your tickets today before they race out the door!

Where: Doomben Racecourse, 75 Hampden St, Ascot QLD 4007
When: Saturday, 31st October. Gates open 10:30am, Functions open 11:30am
Cost: General Admission $25pp, Premium Village Green Package $60pp.

The Sit Down Comedy Club

The Sit Down Comedy Club Brisbane stage

Grab a drink, pull up a seat, and get ready for an evening of stand-up at the Sit Down Comedy Club! This week the Sit Down Comedy Club’s stage is set to host not one, not two, but four fantastic evenings of belly laughs and banter. 

Lindsay Webb will be taking the mic on Tuesday 27th, October with her live podcast, Live at the Podosseum, a fun and interactive podcast that dissects the world around us. News, events, conspiracy theories, and whacky human traits are all up for discussion at this Q&A style live event – where the audience is the panel of experts! Click here to secure your seats today!

Jenny Wynter is set to take the stage on Thursday 29th, October with her special, Live at the Sit Down with Jenny Wynter. This incredibly special evening, hosted by Terry Hansen, will see Jenny and a bunch of special guests as part of the venue’s new series of special, Live at the Sit Down. This one-woman dynamo is a stand-up veteran and cabaret performer known for her spontaneous, energetic and interactive style of comedy. Click here to grab your tickets to this spectacular live special!

The 15th instalment of the Best of Queensland Comedy will be taking over the stage on Friday 30th October. This Best of Queensland Comedy series showcases some of Brisbane’s amazing local talent including this Friday’s guests, Jenny Wynter, Rhi Down, Ben Knight and plenty other sensational Aussie acts, with Brissy legend Lindsay Webb on hosting duties! Click here to secure your spot at this evening of guaranteed laughs!

If you are looking for a truly hilarious night out, then Emma Holland and Steve Allison’s Saturday Double Feature is the comedy event for you! Steve Allison knows how to make people laugh, and as soon as he picks up the microphone, it’s obvious. Following Steve will be Emma Holland. This comedian, college artist, and photographer will be bringing a bag full of laughs with her hilariously self-serious humour! Click here to get your tickets to this double feature fun.

Where: The Sit Down Comedy Club, Paddo Tavern, 186 Given Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064
When: Tuesday 27th October at 6pm, Thursday 29th October at 7pm, Friday 30th October at 7pm, Saturday 31st October at 7pm.
Cost: Prices vary depending on shows, see booking links for more details.

Looking for more fun things to do in Brisbane? Check out this all-Aussie music festival that is coming to Brisbane this November!

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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