What’s On for November in Brisbane?
By Mel Keyte
We’re now two-thirds of the way into spring, and our sleepy little city is starting to get some life back into her. Things are picking up as the sun comes back out, and all Brisbane’s people are stirring from their winter hibernations. So how better to celebrate this lovely spring-time weather than jumping straight into all the wonderful activities Brisbane has to offer?
Check out a few of Brisbane’s top fun events happening in the month of November.
Saturday November 1st: Brisbane on Parade for G20 Cultural Celebrations
Setting the stage and officially kicking off for the G20 Leader’s Summit to be held in Brisbane over the 15th and 16th of November, Parade will feature community groups, sporting organisations, dance clubs and society members of all colours, shapes and sizes.
This rag-tag mish-mash of the Brisbane community will congregate at the Southbank parklands before setting off along the Southbank promenade to finish up at the Cultural Forecourt.
It’ll be an event not to be missed, so head along to Southbank at 4pm on Saturday the 1st of November and check it out.
Sunday November 2nd: Free Grass-Roots Music Festival
On this (hopefully) sunny Sunday, the great city of Brisbane is putting on a free Grass-Roots festival in the Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. The festival is family-friendly, alcohol-free and includes some of the area’s best country, blues, roots, folk and acoustic artists for a day in the park. The festival will kick off from about 11am and will continue until approximately 5 in the evening.
Bring a picnic, bring the family, and bring your dancin’ shoes because you’ll want to be hittin’ that
patch of grass in front of the stage country dance-floor.
Sunday November 2nd -9th: Ben & Jerry’s OpenAir Cinemas
Cuddle up with your picnic rug and a tub of ice-cream for the Ben & Jerry’s OpenAir Cinema experience. Whether you’re going along with the family, a special someone, or just kickin’ back by yourself, the OpenAir Cinemas are a cutesy experience that should definitely be enjoyed at least once while the weather is this nice. Movies screening from the 2nd of November until the 9th include Gone Girl, Bridesmaids and The Judge.
Book your tickets here: Jerry’s OpenAir Cinemas
Tuesday November 4th – 16th: Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Experience
For all the Potter-heads out there who have been bawling since the end of the 7th book, your Hogwarts fix has come to the Brisbane Powerhouse. Filled with all your favourite characters from the books, fantastically funny songs and even a real* dragon, plus ‘a generous helping of Hogwarts magic’, this show is sure to be a side-splitter. The show has been heralded as a ‘must-see’ for all die-hard fans and a ‘great introduction’ to the newbie ‘Muggles’, claiming great family fun for anyone aged ‘six to Dumbledore’.
Take a look and grab your tickets here: Potted Potter : The Unauthorised Harry Experience/
Every Saturday of November: Craft & Boutique Beer Tour of Brisbane
On each Saturday of the month, a quirky and quenching craft beer tour takes a group of thirsty enthusiasts around all the best boutique beer venues in the city. Costing only $59 per person, the 2 ½ hour-long tour sets off from Caxton St at 2pm and features 5 interesting venues dotted throughout Brisbane.
Make sure to bring comfy shoes and a thirst for new discoveries! Book here: Craft Beer Walking Tour
Brisbane on Parade for G20 Cultural Celebrations | Weekend Notes
Brisbane Free Grass Roots Music Festival 2014 | Weekend Notes
Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas
Brisbane Powerhouse Events
Craft Beer Walking Tour | Foodi