Word On The Street #104
Nothin' but good vibes
Are you a foodie, social butterfly or creative being? Perhaps you're all three? This weeks Word On The Street covers everything from crafty workshops to burgers and beer tastings, free festivals and programs designed for those who are ideas-driven. Now's the perfect time to try something new. Who knows, you might surprise yourself and tap into unknown love affairs, hidden talents or discover new hobbies!
There's nothing more satisfying than seeing your own artwork hanging around the home, right? Well, now you can add Macrame to your list (and wall) of crafty accomplishments! This Sunday, April 15 join other creative beings in learning the art of weaving and knotting, and make yourself a kick-ass wall feature. It's a great class for beginners, as well as the more advanced crafter as they talk techniques too. It's a 2.5 hour session and all equipment is supplied - all you need to bring is your creativity! Booking is essential so grab your tickets now.
Holy cow, Burger Project have really outdone themselves this time! The new, limited edition Barnyard Stack Burger is stacked with so much meaty goodness, you'll have to pull out a bib and the baby wipes to soak up all the dripping juices. Think classic grass-fed beef patty, layered with smoked bacon, topped with their free-range chicken and finished off with a spicy, smokey BBQ sauce. Yep, we told you it was totally drool-worthy. Every burger purchased will put you in the running to win a fully catered house party for you and 9 mates at their super cool brewery too #winning. Oh, did we mention there's also a free gift with all Barnyard Stack combo meals?
The Brisbane Powerhouse is turning into a haven for book lovers with their inaugural Writers+Ideas International Series.
This year’s May events include:
- Still Processing: A Cultural Conversation Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, 1 May
- Katy Tur: Unbelievable – My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, 2 May
- Kitty Flanagan: Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies, 3 May (SOLD OUT)
- Live & Local: Sydney Writers Festival Live Stream, 5 & 6 May
- Johann Hari: Lost Connects, 9 May
- Hugh Mackay: Australia Reimagined, 12 May
Tickets are selling fast so be sure to grab yours ASAP.
Fish Lane Festival | Fish Lane
There's something fishy going on in one of South Brisbane's favourite laneways next month and we've heard it involves booze, beats and mighty fine-tasting treats. The annual Fish Lane Festival is back baby! Swim up and down Fish Lane on May 12 and sink your teeth into epic bites from various food trucks and assorted restaurants that line the laneway. There'll be live music, DJ's and plenty of pop-up bars to keep you hydrated. This is a FREE, one day event you do not want to miss!
Sound Off at the Summit | Sunrise Yoga @ Mt Cootha
What better way to start the day than with a crisp sunrise, silence and complete serenity? On Sunday, April 22, Urban Bliss Yoga have teamed up yet again with the Mt-Cootha Summit to 'Salute the Sunrise' for it's second silent yoga class on top of the mountain. Join fellow yogis as you bend, stretch, breathe and relax whilst overlooking our stunning city. Illuminated wireless headphones will be provided to all participants, and the 60 minute class will be lead by Dr Laura Elliott. Time to find your bliss. Tickets on sale now.
Thursday, April 19 sees the first Sniff & Sip event of 2018, and you can bet your beer-loving butt Brewhouse has organised one-hell-of-a sesh for us. They've teamed up with Helios Brewing Company, Black Hops Brewing, Newstead Brewing Co & Brisbane Brewing Co to showcase the best new Autumn releases SE Queensland has to offer. We're talking a 4-way collab here! Four courses and four seasonal beers, as well as a special 4-way collab brew. It's going to be one brew-tiful evening that's four sure.
Out with the old and in with the new - the long standing Toro Bravo on Brunswick Street has had a makeover and now goes by the name Hula Bar and Grill. After countless trips to Hawaii, owners Kim Weller and Nigel Kilvington decided to bring those magical island vibes to Brisbane by turning their Fortitude Valley bar into a tiki paradise. Hula Bar is stocked with the coldest beer in town, their cocktails are fresh AF and the atmosphere is fun and fruity. Feel like getting lei-d? Sway into Hula Bar and Grill for a cheeky time.
About the Author
Coffee addict, blogger and full-time foodie, Christie Smith is an amateur photographer, lover of wine and social butterfly. Her creativity came at a young age but really started to bloom whilst living abroad.
Desperately trying to escape the chilly conditions of London, Christie found herself seeking refuge in many unique, bars and cafes hidden throughout 'foggy town'. As the camera roll started to fill, so did her desire to share her experiences with the world, thus leading to blogging. Christie is never one to decline happy hour invitations, brunch dates or Saturday morning market-hopping with the girls!