Word on the Street #179

Stop and smell the rosé.

Word on the Street #179

There’s never time to rest in Brisbane. Get ready to celebrate all the city has to offer – from live entertainment, music, healthy eating and hidden gems, to rosé, Star Wars, mighty burgers and reliving your teenage Fangirl days. There’s something to please everyone. Here’s a sandy dandy list of what’s coming up in Brisbane. You’ll want a pizza the action.


Get red-y for a red-iculously fun time at Eagle Street Pier. Live entertainment, giveaways and more every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from midday until late. Eagle Street Pier is coming alive with colour this Spring from 12 September to 13 October 2019. Think The Coffee Club sweet treat giveaways, live music, Spring has Sprung Mocktail giveaways, and free kids face painting. What a way to spend the season! This definitely won’t be a pigment of your imagination.


A little over a month before the Quarter Pounder is over cooked and served for your divertissement. Regurgitator are celebrating their 25th anniversary with the new compilation Quarter Pounder – 25 Years Of Being Consumer. It’s the perfect meal deal for those who prefer their old stuff over their new music. Roll down to The Tivoli October 26 & 27 to check out their two supersized whopper hometown shows!


The future of eating at home has arrived in Newstead and it’s so egg-citing. Short Order is a concept store and one-stop shop by chef and writer Lizzie Loel and the team behind Jocelyn’s Provisions. Focused on high quality yet accessible home cooked meals and catering without slaving away in the kitchen yourself. Doesn’t that just sound like a dream? Lettuce celebrate!


Fangirls is the new musical comedy about a poorly understood force of nature. Showing at the Queensland Theatre 7 September to 6 October, it is a performance that you won’t want to miss! Edna is fiercely smart, taking her devotion to unforeseen heights in this trilling and hilarious musical comedy about first love, fan culture, and the danger or underestimating teenage girls. Fangirls is stacked with insanely catchy numbers that will take you straight back to your first crush and make you feel all the feels.


Get ready to bring out the florals and polish the champagne flutes, and Customs House will bring the bliss and bubbles of Moët & Chandon Rosé. The Moët Rosé Garden is a picture-perfect spot to enjoy after catch-ups with unbeatable river views, out-of-the-ordinary knockoffs, or elegant seasonal Sunday sessions. The pop-up rosé garden will offer an array of pink hued rosé wines from across the globe, making it the perfect sip for the balmy Brisbane spring. Wine flies when you’re having fun.


The hidden lanes of Fortitude Valley will be filled with music this October, alongside an array of trials and workshops taking place during the festivities. Whether you’re into music, art, fashion, food or all of the above, you’ll be sure to discover something you like at The Hidden Lanes Festival. You’ll be s-peach-less when you leave. Make sure to head down Saturday 26 October and celebrate everything that The Lanes have the offer!


The combination of Brisbane hospitality’s finest and acclaimed designers, Fredericks is the newest pop-up bar arriving to West End. Positioned at the top of West Village’s fairy-lit Factory lane, Fredericks is an indication of the bustling blend of food, retail, and speciality stores. Fredericks is here for a good time, not a long time. Be sure to check it out before it wraps up!


Chew thought you were ready for December 19? You were wrong. You will be taken on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away in this riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come. D23 Expo 2019 saw the debut of new footage from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and it has us more excited than ever for the final film of the Skywalker saga.


Are you bready for this? Brisbane’s stacked burger scene welcomed another player to the game. You donut want to mess with this burger, dessert and cocktail joint. Milky Lane is constantly reaching into their bag of twix with their ever-changing menu. You can always expect nine burger varieties (including vegan burgers!), decadent desserts, heavenly cocktails and more. You have to be pretty dairy-ing to try one of these mammoth burgers.


Soul, Funk, Reggae, Dub and Island Culture by the beach. Shell yeah! ‘Tis the sea-son to party. Island Vibe Festival is a 4-day celebration of music, arts and island culture. Featuring over 80 mighty reggae, roots, soul and electronic acts, as well as offering a diverse range of workshops, talks and activities, this festival will be sure to keep you busy the entire weekend.

Whether you want to sway the night away at a gig, soak up some sun on the beach, sip on all the rosé you can, or attempt to conquer a mighty burger, there will be something in Brisbane for you to add to your calendar! Let’s party!

About the Author

Emily Reeves

Emily Reeves

An avid traveller and currently trying to find an excuse to go back to Europe. If you need me, you can find me either at a concert or event in Brisbane or the GC, or at home with my dog. I’m always trying to find an excuse to go out and try a new restaurant or café, so if you need to bribe me for something, there’s your chance.