Tired of the classic nightly movie and dinner combo? U.S. too. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for new things to do, scouring the city for non-boring activities in Brisbane – ones that are guaranteed to take your next date way beyond the beers made before. at pub. Whether you’re taking someone on a second date or making your 100th with your partner, we’ve got some awesome (and, yes, cute) ideas for dates this week, no matter how much money you have. spend. Just think of us as your cultural wingman. You’re welcome.
DISCOVER A SUPERB PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION
Every year, the World Press Photo Foundation celebrates the best in visual journalism and storytelling – and showcases it too. The group awards prizes, thanks to the most prestigious photography competition in the world, and also hosts an impressive worldwide traveling exhibition.
The latter, the World Press Photo Exhibition, is reaching its 65th edition this year – and it will be on display at Brisbane Powerhouse from Saturday July 2 to Sunday July 24, for you and your other half to experience. The winners of this year’s contest were chosen by an independent jury who reviewed 64,823 photographs from 4,066 photographers from 130 countries. Although the exhibition presents only a selection, prepare to discover the best of the best.
Winning Top Honors for 2022: Amber Bracken’s Image for The New York Times, with red robes hanging from crosses along the roadside to mark the children who died at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. This is a hauntingly striking photo.
This will be displayed alongside other finalists, along with eye-catching images in categories covering contemporary issues, the environment, general news, nature, portraits and sports.
LESS THAN $50
PLEASE YOUR LOVE OF ‘STRANGER THINGS’ ON THE DANCE FLOOR
Usually, we’re sure people at The Brightside love their location in Fortitude Valley. For the venue’s final late-night shindig, however, Brighty’s team must wish they were set in a graveyard. So that’s the bad thing about Running Up That Hill from the Warner Street spot stranger things To party. Still, given the theme, there’s obviously a lot of weird and awesome stuff going on.
If you and your plus one are already excited, that means you’ve watched stranger things season four – and probably did it in record time. It also means you’ve probably been obsessed with Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” ever since. Consider this your ideal event, then.
Starting at 11 p.m. on Friday, July 1, The Brightside will blast two genres of music: synth-heavy stranger things soundtrack, of course, plus anything related to Kate Bush. You will listen, you will dance, you will drink and you will know what you will watch next.
The first hour will be dedicated to stranger things, the second will love Bush, while the rest of the night will love the witchy pop tunes in general. Themed cocktails will also be on the menu, and there will be a photo booth – with first-run tickets costing $12.25, then up to $15 and finally $19.
LIVE LIFE LIKE IT’S SNOW WEEK – COMPLETE WITH IRL SNOW
It doesn’t snow in Brisbane, as you and your loved one know very well. Sometimes, if it is cold enough, the sky can whiten around the granite belt; however, it is not Brissie. For six days in Fortitude Valley, however, you can surround yourself with the best winter has to offer without leaving town – and there will actually be 50 tons of stuff.
Yes, all that snow will be real. You’ll find it at The Prince Consort as part of the venue’s Snow Week, and it’ll fall from the sky from Tuesday, June 28 through Sunday, July 3. The Wickham Street spot turns into a winter wonderland, as it is that time of year. And, it throws a bunch of snow-themed festivities to help you make the most of the event.
Fancy a game of Snow (Drag) Queen Bingo? Got an ugly sweater you’d like to pull out at a party dedicated to ugly woolen goods? Want to pretend to be in a ski resort? These are all options throughout the week. Attend a shindig dedicated to Canada, to celebrate Canada Day — poutine included.
Also on offer are cozy nooks, art installations, live artists and DJs, and special menus tailored to the occasion. Hardening is recommended, obviously.
LESS THAN $100
TASTE ALL THE CHEESE YOU CAN HANDLE
You and your favorite person can never have too many chances to eat cheese, but this throwback Australian cheese festival isn’t just about showering cheese lovers with creamy goodness. A collaboration between Bruny Island Cheese Co cheesemaker Nick Haddow and the organizers of Pinot Palooza, Mold wants dairy lovers to explore and devour the soft, hard and soft bites that Australia’s best cheese wizards have to offer.
Returning for the fourth time in 2022 – after a chaotic few years, as all festivals have lasted – the nerdy event will paint Brisbane Showgrounds yellow from Friday July 1 to Sunday July 3. And there won’t be just a few cheeses on the menu. Over 75 artisan cheeses from across the country will be ready and waiting for you to devour, spanning dairy products from over 27 producers. This range naturally includes Bruny Island Cheese Co, as well as Grandvewe, Milawa Cheese, Yarra Valley Dairy and Stone & Crow. There will also be products from Section 28, Red Cow Organics, Nimbin Valley Cheese and newcomers such as Dreaming Goat, Long Paddock Cheese and Second Mouse Cheese.
Alongside unlimited tastings of Australia’s finest cheeses – all for a $45 ticket, in four-hour sessions that run from 4:30-8:30 p.m. on Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. on Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday – Mold will also feature tasty dishes from cheese specialists who have also been created especially for the festival. Think of it as a cheese-tasting trip to Australia without leaving town.
Of course, snacking on samples and buying slices and slices to take with you are just two ways to enjoy cheese. The festival will feature cooking demonstrations, masterclasses and lectures so you can expand your cheese knowledge as well as your cheese stomach. And it wouldn’t be a cheese festival without drinks to wash it all down, so expect a bar serving Aussie wines, whisky, vodka, gin, beer, cider, cocktails and sake – which go well with a little cheese.
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EAT AND DRINK YOUR WAY THROUGH THE SCENIC RIM
Sometimes even the most adventurous among us need a little nudge, a dash of motivation, or an extra push to reach a particular milestone. And, sometimes, that encouragement comes in the form of an unmissable event. So you’ve always wanted to take a walk in the Scenic Rim area of South East Queensland, but never found the time? Well, consider the area’s annual Eat Local Week comeback as the reason you need it.
If exploring, eating, and drinking can’t get you in the car and on the highway, then nothing can. Unsurprisingly, this is just an overview of this nine-day festival. Promoting Scenic Rim products and the people who support them, the event marks its 11th year in 2022 – now running through Sunday July 3rd.
On the program: more than 125 events in 42 locations, all in an area designated as one of the best places to visit in 2022. So you will not be bored during this festival. A number of festivals take place as part of the larger event, to begin with – including a winter harvest festival.
Other highlights include picnics with alpacas among the vines, camel rides, boozy brewery brunches, sightseeing galore, and plenty of opportunities to eat, drink, and admire. view.