What’s on in Brisbane this week? Everything from nail-biting barista competitions to Harry Potter parties, that’s what!
Wolff Barista Meister
| Wolff Rost House
Kicking off at the coffee-fueler time of 9am, Wolff Coffee Roasters inaugural In-Haus Barista Competition will showcase eight competitors from Brisbane’s top cafes. Watch the nail-biting events take place, flat white in hand, as the best of the best fight it out for the ultimate glory. Big Bad Wolff Espresso Bar will also be open from 8am to 3pm for all your bean needs.
Korean Cultural Festival
| King George Square | CBD
Korea is more than just fried chicken and K-pop – but don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of both at the Korean Cultural Festival, along with a huge line-up of Asian street feeds, music, taekwondo demonstrations and drinks! Best of all, entry is free.
Mount Gravatt Marketta Launch
| Mt Gravatt
The Gold Coast Marketta has spread its wings, taken flight, and landed at Mount Gravatt! Spend your Saturday under the stars with a huge line-up of food truck and shipping container eats – think Eat Street for the south side. Just try and eat your way through the likes of Barbecue Mafia’s slow cooked meats, empanadas, crepes, calamari and a whole host of international feeds. Don’t worry if you can’t make it, the markets will be reappearing every Saturday night!
RSPCA Cupcake Day
CBD favourite Botero
have teamed up with baking queen Sarah Coates from The Sugar Hit
to supply city dwellers with mouth-watering treats AND help out a truly worthy cause. Cupcakes, including the likes of The Salty Dawg (Malteser and salted caramel) and a champagne and strawberry combination, will be $4 and can even be ordered for an office morning tea! With 100% of profits going straight to RSPCA, we think that’s reason enough to double your usual daily calorie intake and please those tastebuds.
Meet Australia’s best organic winemaker
| Wandering Cooks | South Brisbane
Wandering Cooks is teaming up with Sovereign Foods to welcome Australia’s best organic wine maker for 2016, Sam Statham of Rosnay Organic. Sam will join Wandering Cooks for a night of story sharing, cheese tasting and, of course, wine tasting (with a selection of organic drops chosen by the man himself). An evening of Australian cheese and organic wine? Sign us up!
The Science of Beer, Chocolate and Wine
| Queensland Museum | South Brisbane
Be tempted by chocolate, satisfied by beer and wine, and wowed by science at The Science Centre After Dark. Explore the science behind beer, chocolate, and wine with demonstrations that will leave your mind blown and tastebuds tingling. Once your appetite is satisfied, thirst quenched, and mind amazed, venture into the rest of the museum to dive into a real life Jurassic Park with the Dinosaur Discovery exhibit. Being an 18 years + event, there’ll be no kids, no lines, and no limits on exhibitions – all for $21. Book your tickets here
Harry Potter Party
| Jubilee Hotel | Fortitude Valley
Always wondered why you never got a Hogwarts letter? Well it’s time to pretend you did and throw on your best robes for a night of butterbeer and firewhisky at the Jube. There’ll be prizes for best dressed and polyjuice potion if you decide you want to be Ron rather than Harry halfway through night – just don’t bring your toad. Tickets are $15-20, and you can grab them here
| Sandstone Point Hotel | Bribie Island
Grab the family and get prepared for a Saturday road trip! Sandstone Point Hotel are holding their 2nd Annual Strawberry Festival, a family fun day with live music and entertainment, kids rides and of course, farm fresh strawberry stalls! However you like your strawberries – straight from the punnet, smothered with chocolate or thrown in a milkshake – there’ll be something for you. If you fancy yourself the number one strawberry fan, test that theory by entering the strawberry eating competition.
| Spicers Hidden Vale | Grandchester
For all you champagne lovers, get ready for a festival celebrating bubbles, against the stunning backdrop of Spicers Hidden Vale, just an hour out of Brisbane. Over the course of the weekend, there’ll be tastings and masterclasses to guide you through the different regions and styles of the world’s most loved wine, with representatives from world-wide champagne houses will be in attendance, along with a few champagne experts to chat to. If you’ve only got one day to spare, walk the Champagne Trail on August 21, with bubbly stations scattered across the vale, but the VIP weekend packages with luxury accommodation and food included could just be the romantic weekend you’ve been dreaming about for months.