Friday, 4 November 2011

Your Awesome Weekend (Oh Yes, It Is!)

Stuck for things to do in Brisbane, this weekend?

Here are our major plans:

Saturday, November 5

The Good Food and Wine Festival 
10am-5pm. Overpriced! This event is taking place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Friday, 4 November until Sunday, 6 November. There are also 15 minute cocktail classes (and we're going to learn to make mojitos properly, instead of just throwing way too much alcohol in a blender with ice and getting drunk before we can make another jug). From their website:
"Join us as we celebrate the best in good food and great cooking, delectable chocolates and treats, and of course, fantastic produce from Queensland’s award-winning cellar doors and farm gates! Succumb to your senses as you sample hundreds of delicious foods and fine wines. Plus, meet the stars with celebrity chef
demonstrations, book signings and more! All this at the 2011 Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show."

Sigur Rós: Inni.
8pm. Free! A live music documentary at the Gallery of Modern Art/Queensland Art Gallery. And it's free! How magical is that? Spaces are limited - for more information, click here.

Sunday, November 6

World Vegan Day Fair
11am-5pm. Free! At the Albion Peace Centre. Wooooo! My friend Steven has put so much effort into organising this, and if it's anything less than stellar, I promise to forward your complaints onto him. But it won't be. There will be pies, auctions, stalls, entertainment, competitions, and everything you ever dreamed would be at a quaint, small-town fair, with proceeds going to Not-For-Profit organisations. So many awesome vegans will be there. More information is here.

Joyful Noise
5:30pm. Free! Fairly informal, and at the St Lucia Uniting Church (where my Grandfather is the Minister). We attended their last event, and it was lovely. Prior to attending, you learn/know an appropriate song, either on your own or collaboratively, and perform in the church. I was expecting epic music failure, but a woman sang a heartwrenching a capella, there was a classical musician who performed a Mozart piece note-perfect, and The Academic (after much prodding from me) exploded my heart by getting up and singing an old gospel spiritual song completely a capella. It was one of those moments in life where you're just watching something incredible unfold, and you're just sitting there awestruck. Come along! You don't have to be Christian (but if you're not respectful, I'll smack the heck out of you).

Have a great weekend, everyone! Have I missed anything worth attending?

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