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What’s on: What to do 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 sculptures by the River, to Backyard Film Festivals and everything in between!

Sculpture by the River – Monday 5th of October

north shore sculpture festival

The Northshore Sculpture by the River Exhibition is back and better than ever! This week long exhibition will showcase exquisite pieces from some of Queensland’s most renowned sculptors. This exhibition aims to reflect the past and present use of the River, especially the River’s rich Aboriginal history. 

The Brisbane River and Hamilton Northshore provide an impressive backdrop for the exhibition. Bring the family or fly solo as you meander through the brilliant shoreline sculptures. On top of this, smaller pieces can be viewed in the adjacent Shed at 257 MacArthur Ave Hamilton. Not only can attendees view the sculptures, but this festival will also feature artist presentations of their sculptures and artist-led tours of the exhibition. Click here for more info

Where: 257 Mcarthur Ave, Hamilton QLD 4007
When: All day from Monday 5th to Sunday, 11th of October
Cost: Free

Friday Festa’s at Ivory Tusk – Friday 9th, October

Ivory Tusk Saturday Siesta
Margs & Taco’s are a match made in heaven

Margs & Taco’s are a match made in heaven at Fortitude Valley’s, Ivory Tusk! This vibrant Palm Springs inspired venue invites you to join them this Friday at either 5:00pm or 7:30pm for a boozy 2 hour session of margarita’s and a set of the most mouth watering tacos for only $75pp!

Margarita options include, a Classic Tuskarita, Frozen Marg, Spicy Marg & a Rotating Flavour, but it doesn’t stop there! This drinks package also includes house Tap Beers, Tap Hills Apple Cider and house Vino options including a White, Red, Rose & Sparkling. Be sure to enjoy their range of tacos on offer including, Cauliflower, Black Bean, Baja Fish, Beef Carnita & Pork Chicharrones! You want to miss this fiesta! Be sure to book your tickets here

Where: Ivory Tusk, 1/633 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
When: Friday 9th, October at 5:00pm and 7:30pm
Cost: $75pp

Remix Hotel – Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October

Ovolo the Valley Rooftop Pool
Enjoy international DJ’s live and loud at Ovolo The Valley

For one weekend only, a reimagined music and lifestyle festival experience is dropping in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley – REMIX HOTEL – brought to you by Ovolo The Valley and XR events. From Friday 9 October to Sunday 11 October, check-in for a transformative festival weekend full of poolside sunset sessions, boozy interactive bars, and late night discos in your very own retro-esque suite. Sign us up baby!

The tunes will be pumping all weekend long from the whimsical Golden Lounge, up into your luxurious private suite, and out into the VIP Poolside Sunset Sessions. Down the REMIX HOTEL rabbit hole, guests will experience a weekend of exclusive international DJ sets broadcasted live from Groove Armada in London, the father of house music Marshall Jefferson in Manchester and Jason Bye in Ibiza, as well as local artists; including Rachel May, Groove Terminator, Mark James and many more.

To join in on this weekend of staycation shenanigans and stellar tunes attendees must book a room for two nights, which starts at $598 for two people. Grab your tickets here

Where: Ovolo The Valley,1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
When: Friday 9th – Sunday 11th, October
Cost: $598pp

Vintopia, The ‘O’ Factor – Friday 9th, October

cloudland cellar
Enjoy a glass of Nebbiolo, Fiano, Montepulciano, Tempranillo and of course, Prosecco!

Vintopia, The ‘O’ Factor is a blissfully unique and social way of Friday afternoon ‘wining’. From 5-7pm, guests can take a seat at one of the preset tables and let the wine tasting guru come to you! Attendees will sample the 9 chosen wines of the evening and receive a full glass for free. All wines presented are available to purchase by the glass and bottle at the bar along with Cloudland’s signature cheese and Italian meats boards.

All the good ones end in ‘O’! This edition of Vintopia explores some of the more complex and exotic grape varieties that originate from the romantic Italian and Spanish countrysides and even some Australian staples. And you guessed it, they end with the letter ‘O’. Nebbiolo, Fiano, Montepulciano, Tempranillo and of course, Prosecco!

Tickets are going for just $20pp, which covers your entry fee, tastings of all 9 wines plus a full glass of your favourite! Small and large Vintopia cheese and Italian meats boards are also available to purchase at the Eventbrite checkout. 

Where: Cloudland, 641 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
When: Friday 9th, October from 5-7pm
Cost: $20pp


OstoberFest, The Osbourne Hotel – Saturday 10th, October

osbourne hotel ostoberfest
From 11:30am you can grab yourself a stein and a schnitty in The Osbourne Biergarten.

While your chances are pretty slim of heading over to Munich this year to celebrate Oktoberfest, The Osbourne Hotel is bringing you the next best thing, OstoberFest! From 11:30am you can grab yourself a stein and a schnitty in The Osbourne Biergarten. Guests will be treated to Traditional Oktoberfest music, German bier steins and will be serving up all the classics; Veal Schnitzels, Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, pretzels – you name it! So go on, put on your favourite lederhosen or dirndl and get a pretzel under your palate. To secure your spot book here or call 3252 9833

Where: The Osbourne Hotel, 766 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
When: Saturday 10th, October from 11:30am
Cost: Free entry

Brisbane Backyard Film Festival 2020 – Saturday 10th, October

backyard film festival
Enjoy an evening of flicks and food at the Backyard Film Festival

The Brisbane Backyard Film Festival is a celebration of local screen content. This annual event showcases some of the best short films, music videos and movie trailers from around Queensland. The silver screen will be rolling from 5pm-10pm on the fairy-lit, grassy knolls of the West End Croquet Club. So bring your rug, grab a beer, fill-up on the delicious food from local food trucks and settle in for a night of backyard entertainment under the stars. Support local at the Brisbane Backyard Film Festival this weekend! Tickets are $24pp and you can book them here!

Where: West End Croquet Club, 91 Cordelia St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
When: Saturday 10th, October 5-10pm
Cost: $24pp

Bridging Borders Long Lunch Pig ‘N’ Whistle – Saturday 10th, October

Pig 'N' Whistle Long Lunch
Pig ‘N’ Whistle Brunswick Street’s Seafood Long Lunch is one that you won’t want to miss!

While the borders may be closed, Pig ‘N’ Whistle will bridge them together by pairing Byron Bay’s Stone & Wood with Brisbane’s Winston Quinn Gin for a sunny, seafood filled afternoon this Saturday, October 10th!

The Bridging Borders boozy three-hour lunch is only $60pp and will include live music filling the beer garden all afternoon and a special prize draw. Guests can expect a refreshing drink upon arrival ahead of enjoying a delectable three-course seafood degustation. Each course will be served with a complemented gin and beer. Yes you heard us right, gin AND beer! Book your tickets here today!


Where: Pig ‘N’ Whistle, Brunswick Street &, Robertson St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
When: Saturday 10th, October
Cost: $60pp

Ashleigh Holland
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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