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

Looking for something to do this week in Brisbane? Well, we’ve got you covered with this specially collated list of Brisbane’s hottest events. From dinosaur festivals to gin-spired four-course dinners – we have found something for everyone!

Brisbane Dinosaur Festival 2020 – Tuesday 20th October

brisbane dinosaur festival t-rex
Enjoy a day out with the family up close and personal with these mesmerising, life-size giants!

Tango with a tyrannosaurus, boogie with a Brachiosaurus, and jive with a Jobaria at the Brisbane Dinosaur Festival! This colossal event will be kicking off on the 20th of November at the Brisbane Showgrounds! This mesmerising, world class dinosaur exhibition will feature life-size, robotic, animatronic dinosaurs from the Jurassic, Cretaceous and Triassic periods such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and the Stegosaurus. Not only will guests get to meet these beautiful beasts up close and personal, but enjoy a whole range of family-friendly activities. Think Jurassic Park-style tours, dino fossil digging, jumping castles, reptile displays, electric train and carousel rides, and dinosaur street theatre! Ticket prices and packages vary so click here to grab your ticket for a day of family fun!

When: Tuesday, October 20th – Monday, November 23rd from 8:00am-10:00pm every day.
Where: Brisbane RNA Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills 4006
Cost: Package prices vary.

Ginspired Dinner at Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside – Thursday 22nd October

pig n whistle gin festival
Enjoy a lavish four-course meal paired with flavoursome gins from Gordon’s, Tanqueray, and Four Pillars.

The team at Pig ‘N’ Whistle have been ‘Gin-spired’ to bring you a four-course dinner with, yes you guessed it, a gin theme! From 6:30pm guests can grab a seat at the riverside restaurant and enjoy a journey of flavours paired with a glass of infused gin. For $65pp guests will be treated to a Gordon’s Sicillian Lemon cocktail paired with Kooringal oysters, shallots, ginger, and chilli upon arrival. Shortly followed by a delightful entree of gin cured Atlantic salmon, herbed creme fraiche, roasted beetroot, pickled shallot & baby celery paired with Four Pillars Chardonnay Barrel Gin cocktail. Guests will be treated to an organic lamb confit, fondant potato, minted peas, broad beans, cucumber yoghurt, and jus paired with a rich Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin for mains. And finally, attendees will be treated to a lemon meringue tart with blood orange ice cream paired with Tanqueray’s orange Sevilla for dessert! Be sure to book your tickets here to secure your seat today!

When: Thursday, October 22nd from 6:30pm.
Where: Pig ‘N’ Whistle, Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane City 4000
Cost: $65pp.

The IsoLate Late Show: Live! – Saturday 24th October

the isoLate late show
Join hosts, Naomi Price and Luke Kennedy, for an evening of of entrainment at the Logan Entertainment Centre.

Pour yourself a ‘quarantini’ and enjoy a night out with Australia’s biggest little cabaret powerhouse! Online smash The IsoLate Late Show leaps off Facebook and onto the stage in this brand new live show, delivering the same musical moments, outrageous comedy and feel-good fuzzies that won over 300,000 online fans across the world.

Hosted by Queensland’s first lady of song, Naomi Price (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Ladies in Black), and leading man of stage and screen Luke Kennedy (The Voice Australia, Swing on This), The IsoLate Late Show has got the band back together and assembled a stellar line-up of special guests, including Rachel Everett-Jones, Irena Lysiuk, Tom Oliver and Lai Utovou. These absolute masters of feel-good theatre will be gracing the stage from 5:30pm this Saturday the 24th of October for an evening of live performances and laughs! Click here to book your tickets today!

When: Saturday, October 24th from 5:30pm-9:00pm.
Where: Logan Entertainment Centre, 170 Wembley Road, Logan Central 4114.
Cost: $20pp. 

The BrisStyle Handmade Markets – Saturday 24th October 

BrisStyle handmade markets pottery
Support over 70 local artisans at the BrisStyle Handmade Markets this weekend.

Brisbane’s favourite handmade designers and artists are excited to once again gather at Southbank this October to satisfy all of your sustainable handmade shopping needs! Visit the Queensland Museum’s Whale Mall on Saturday October 24th from 9am to 3pm and enjoy everything that Brisbane’s cultural community has to offer at the BrisStyle Handmade Markets. Support over 70 local artisans and sip on a sip ‘o’ joe from the onsite cafe while enjoying live entertainment and the surrounding Southbank parklands! This event has no entry fee so be sure to grab your besties and reusable tote bags for a day of fashion and fun at the Southbank Cultural Precinct’s BrisStyle Handmade Markets! 

When: Saturday, October 24th from 9:00am-3:00pm.
Where: Queensland Museum Whale Mall, Corner Grey Street &, Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101.
Cost: Free entry.

Brunch with a Bite at Cloudland – Sunday 25th October

cloud land brunch with a bite performer
Spice up your Sunday with Cloudland’s Brunch with a Bite for $69pp.

Tired of vanilla Sundays? Spice things up at Cloudland’s Brunch with Bite. It’s a weekly brunch series that promises to be deliciously naughty, and at the same time, delightfully nice. So, slip into something more comfortable, wrap your arms around your guy and gal pals, and get on down. Arrive ready to be entertained by the riotous and risqué as you indulge in a $69pp banquet brunch and drinks package, that is as decadent as it is divine! Guests will be treated to a drink upon arrival, before enjoying a two hour Italian-inspired brunch and drinks package including jugs of spritz, mimosa, bloody mary, premium beer, sangria, softdrinks, juice and mocktails! Then, enjoy live shows, games with fabulous prizes, plus some very special VIP guests! Join the team at Cloudland this Sunday from 11:00am-2:00pm for Brunch with a Bite. Numbers are strictly limited so be sure to book your tickets here today!

When: Sunday, October 25th from 11:00am-2:00pm.
Where: Cloudland, 641 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006.
Cost: $69pp.

Revive Second-Hand Fashion Festival – Sunday 25th October 

revive second hand fashion festival catwalk
Enjoy a fashion-filled day with market stalls, runway shows, interactive workshops, live entertainment, and Brisbane’s best food trucks.

Revive Second-Hand Fashion Festival is headed to the Brisbane Powerhouse this weekend for a day of fashion and fun! Revive will inspire you to get thrifty by incorporating more pre-loved fashion into your wardrobe, helping to reduce your impact on landfill and save money. Book your three-hour ticket here to enjoy a day full of fashion-focused activities, such as market stalls, runway shows curated by local stylists Sally Steele, Hannah Klose and Hattie Nixon, interactive workshops, live entertainment as well as delicious bites from some of Brisbane’s best food trucks! Be sure to book your entry tickets here as sessions times are booking out fast! To secure your spot in the hair accessories workshop click here, the tablecloth to skirt workshop click here, and the make old jeans pop workshop click here

When: Sunday, October 25th from 9:00am-7:00pm.
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm 4005.
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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