Friday February 28
Ellen Briggs at The Sit Down Comedy Club
Clock off work and enjoy a night of stand-up comedy at The Sit Down Comedy Club! Hosted by Aaron Pratt Comedy, this week's headline will be the hilarious and darkly witted Ellen Briggs. Performing Friday and Saturday, Briggs will take you on an observational and hilarious journey through life as an accidental mother of identical twins and the wife of a husband who is away working for eight months of the year. Politically incorrect and downright funny.
Tickets $32, available here.
Catch The Neighbourhood On Its Last Weekend
A companion piece to 2017's production The Village, The Neighbourhood is a raw and relevant work that explores migrant and refugee experiences across generations. Told by seven local story-tellers (continuing the ongoing partnership between La Boite and Multicultural Australia), the play investigates the notion of community and process of creating a home. Honest, moving and conversation-sparking. This unmissable piece of theatre ends Saturday.
Tickets from $35, available here.
Miso Hungry, Miso Thirsty at Saké Restaurant & Bar
Why not celebrate the weekend arriving by throwing back some saké and snacks? From 4pm - 6pm, Saké Restaurant & Bar will be serving its $15 drink and snack bar combo, so you can toast to the weekend in style.
45 Eagle Street, Eagle Street Pier, sakerestaurant.com.au
Eat Sticky Ribs At The Bavarian
Hungry? Good because The Bavarian has released new flavours of its irresistibly sticky, slow-cooked pork ribs and smoked chicken wings. Think ribs that are dusted in a coffee-spice rub, glazed in house-made Jack Daniel’s sauce and slow-cooked for two hours. Plus there are cauliflower wings, giant sharing platters, chips and fried chicken bao buns. Oh, and a rich fudge brownie drizzled with a boozy Jack Fire chocolate sauce. We're not drooling, you are.
1/45 Eagle St, Eagle Street Pier, thebavarians.com
Saturday February 29
Free HIIT Class With Tim Robards
Live your best #Fitspo life on Saturday morning at Live Better Morning, a free one-off health and wellness event on at South Bank Parklands as part of the Medibank Feel Good Program. From 7am – 11:30am, Live Better Morning will be pumping out workouts, interactive presentations and giveaways with ex-Bachie star Tim Robards.
See here for the event program.
Marianna Simnett: CREATURE
Why not up your culture game with a Saturday exhibition? CREATURE is the first exhibition in Australia by London-based artist Marianna Simnett. Surveying the last six years of Simnett’s practice, the exhibition presents three of her most significant film and installation works: Blood In My Milk (2018), Faint with Light (2016), and The Needle and the Larynx (2016), together for the first time.
On until April 18 at the Institute of Modern Art.
David Williamson’s Emerald City
Take it back to the '80s with a sparkling revival of David Williamson's Emerald City. The quirky comedy lends itself nicely to 2020; its relatable relationship story is as relevant today as it was 30 years ago. Starring Rhys Muldoon (House Husbands) and Marg Downey (Kath & Kim), Emerald City’s sharp, satirical take on marriage will serve as the perfect night out.
Tickets from $61, available here.
Whether you like your gin classic or are a fan of its quirkier concoctions (blue floral or strawberry, anyone?) you’ll find your perfect variety at Pig ’N’ Whistle Brunswick Street’s epic Ginfused Festival this Saturday.
For more info see the event listing, here.
Mardi Gras Party
Not in Sydney this year? Come celebrate Mardi Gras at The Sportsman Hotel. Enjoy fabulous food from 5.30pm and watch the live stream of the Mardi Gras Parade on the big screen. Then stick around for campness and shenanigans with Miss Synthetique and guests from 10.30pm, with DJ Merlin spinning the handbag tunes til the wee hours.
For more info see the event listing, here.
Sunday March 1
Sell your old wares or scour for treasures at Brisbane's City's Suitcase Rummage. Shoppers can expect brilliant vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds, hand-made, shoes, records, music, badges, cards, handmade paper… You name it! If you're planning to sell, you must register first so get organised and get. that. cash.
Register to sell goods at the Suitcase Rummage, here.
Nine Lives Festival
To coincide with its ninth Birthday, Brisbane’s favourite record store Jet Black Cat Music presents its inaugural Nine Lives Festival. There will be BBQ’s burning, coffee and beverages brewing, dogs tails waggin’, and a world class line-up of artists including Aldous Harding (NZ), Angie McMahon, Julia Jacklin, Allah-Las (USA), Kevin Morby (USA), Kikagaku Moyo (Japan), Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and many, many more.
Tickets from $99.90, available here.
Catch Once Upon A Time In Hollywood at the Moonlight Cinemas
Catch one of the most buzzed about films of 2019, Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, under the stars. Take it back to 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognise anymore.
Tickets from $15, available here.
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