Word on the street #176
Fashion, Festivals & Feasts
It's Fashion Week baby! Brisbane's most fashionable feathers have come together to showcase this seasons hottest trends. While models strut their stuff at Howard Smith Wharves, we've made a list of some of the places and events you should be strutting your way to.
Lunch is served, everyone! If you're looking for a saucy afternoon grab your pals, make your way to Persone and indulge in their signature lunch offer of pappardelle with beer and pork rage, house-made focaccia bread, a glass of house Chianti, Cannoli AND a coffee all for just $39.50!
Talk about a crazy good deal! Book your table here.
Fine Food Meets Gastronomical Gelato
Something exciting is brewing at Atelier Brasserie and YOU'RE invited! A special one-off collaboration born on King St between Ateliers Head Chef Dallas and Italian Gelato Maestro Matteo of La Macelleria!
Dallas and Matteo have closely collaborated to develop a menu which combines elements of Dallas’ classically trained background and flair for European dishes with Matteo’s artisanal gelato experience.
This special dinner event boasts a playful, flavourful, 5 course degustation menu that will introduce textures and temperatures that will delight your taste buds and challenge your senses. Think dishes that will challenge your concept of gelato with surprising uses in sweet and savoury applications.
Purchase your tickets to this unique culinary experience here.
Rico Bar & dining
The already bustling riverside dining destination, Eagle Street Pier, is welcoming a new foodie destination. Introducing, Rico Bar & Dining, your newest hotspot to hit up when you're craving Australian, Spanish and Latin flavours.
The new restaurant will be taking over the iconic Aria space, and will present Brisabane with a new modern, vibrant and affordable dining experience. Offering a traditional a la carte menu as well as a range of banquet and tapas menu, Rico Bar & Dining promises to deliver passion and theatre. So keep your eyes peeled!
Celebrating the pinnacle of fashion, art, food, music and entertainment that is The Lanes of Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, The Hidden Lanes Festival returns on Saturday 26 October for its second year! The festival takes over the five laneways, activating each nook and cranny to highlight the 80 businesses that call them home. The music line up featuring over 50 incredible artists alongside the festivals five discovery trails.
From culinary delights to contemporary fashion and innovative artwork; families and music fans alike can explore the works of incredible creatives and meet the makers behind them.
The entire day-long celebration is FREE and will include a plethora of masterclasses, demonstrations, installations and music!
Want to celebrate Brisbane Festival's opening night with amazing grace?
Get ready to worship the gods of house music as The Tivoli transforms itself into a golden home of worship for an opening-night party that will raise its roof to the heavens.
Australian dance music royalty Groove Terminator will perform his legendary 90s ‘HOUSE 5 DJ’ mix live on stage, with singers from the Gospo Collective and Brisbane’s Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA) forming the ‘Gospel Choir’.
With guest vocalists and an amazing line-up of DJ legends, this church will bring you to your knees! Can we get an AMEN?!
For a spiritual experience, grab your tickets here.
Chinese Moon Festival
With mercury in retrograde finally over, we can focus on the more positive things like this years Chinese Moon festival! This highly anticipated date in the Chinese lunar calendar marks when the moon is at its fullest, symbolising prosperity, happiness and family reunion.
Get ready to see Chinatown Mall come alive with Asian-inspired performances and festivities including lion dances, roving entertainment, traditional music and workshops.
Show your loved ones you care by adding their names to to a moon-shaped structure, symbolising closeness and holding people in their thoughts or enjoy the 20 meter long dragon dance.
So mark your calendars for September 7th!
It's been nearly three years since Birds Of Tokyo toured Australia, but luckily for us the band has announced another Aussie our coming up!
This September 18 catch the band play at the new Fortitude Music Hall and get lost in the tunes of the bands new tack "Good Lord."
Ticket for "The Good Lord Tour" are on sale NOW. So grab yours here before they sell out!
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Out in the beaches of Australia, you can find this charismatic girl laying in the sand with a sangria in one hand and her book in the other. If she's not at the beach, you can catch her on the hunt for the best tacos in Brisbane. She's a sucker for romance or fiction books, but also enjoys her true crime and murder podcasts.