This Week In Brisbane: 11 – 18 November

This Week in Brisbane 11 - 18 Nov

Thrills and spills aplenty are on offer this week in Brisbane, as three very different events offer action of both the ancient and modern varieties.

First up on Thursday is the Archive Untapped Grand Finals, an epic battle of the bands that will pit four of Brisbane’s most talented lives acts against each other for the chance to win $10,000.

Then on Saturday medieval knights will be battling it out in a jousting tournament at the Abbey Medieval Museum, while in Redcliffe big kids and little kids will be battling to see who can pull off the maddest skateboard and BMX tricks.

But if you fancy something a bit more peaceful don’t despair – the G20 cultural events program comes to your rescue once again with some community fun in parks through out the city.

 

Archive Untapped Grand Finals

When: Thursday 13th November from 8.00 pm

Where: Archive Beer Boutique, 100 Boundary Street, West End

The Archive Untapped is an original music competition presented by well known West End resident, Audrey’s Music Shop.  Over the last nine weeks 36 of Brisbane’s most talented original bands have played their hearts out in the weekly heats for a spot in the grand final and the chance to win $10,000.

If you love live music that’s raw and real, then this is one gig you wont want to miss! And make sure you keep an eye out for the tall red-head: that’s Sally Lindenberg,  and Audrey’s owner and all round cool chick 😉

 

Abbey Medieval Jousting Spectacular

When: Saturday 15th November, 6.00 pm

Where: Queensland State Equestrian Centre (QSEC), Cnr Tuckeroo Dr & Beerburrum Rd, Caboolture

Cost:      Adults – $55     Children/Concessions – $45     Family Pass – $160

Prepare to be caught up in a medieval world where knights from two warring families come together to joust for the honour of their houses! We saw jousting at the annual Abbey Medieval festival earlier this year for the first time and the atmosphere was incredible – so if you can make it up there you are in for a magical evening. Food will be available at the venue as well as medieval crafts and displays.

 

Ramp Day Out

When: Saturday 15th November, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm

Where: Redcliffe Skate Park, Cnr of Anzac & Oxley Avenues, Redcliffe

Ramp Day Out is a family day on wheels! Big kids and little kids can tear it up at skateboarding and BMX workshops, or test their acrobatic abilities at a Parkour workshop. There will also be BMX and skateboard competitions for those who want to show off their tricks, as well as Zorb balls and live DJs.

 

G20 Great Get Togethers

When: Friday 14th – Sunday 16th November

Where: Locations throughout Brisbane

This weekend parks across Brisbane will turn into community celebrations as they host Great Get Togethers, one of the final initiatives of the G20 cultural events program. Locations have been spread across the city so no matter which side of town you hail from there’s bound to be one that’s not too far away. Entertainment and food will be available at all the different locations so head to  Great Get Togethers for a details of whats on at each event.

 

Doing something awesome this week?

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Just hashtag your photos with #instabrisbane or tag me at Rachel_OurTownBrisbane so we can see what amazing stuff you get up to!

 

Rachel - Ed

About Rachel

Thirty-something Brisbane lover, trying to find the balance between FOMO and YOLO. Semi-retired party girl who loves planning itineraries for big nights out. Often found dragging 3 boys around your local farmers markets or attempting to sneak out for dinner with my husband, The Chef.

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5 Responses to “This Week In Brisbane: 11 – 18 November”

  1. I wish we lived in Brisbane. My son would love the Ramp Day Out and I’d be curious to see the Jousting Spectacular!
    You are the best ambassador for Brisbane. I’m thinking we need to organise a holiday up there!

    • Rachel - Ed
      Rachel - Ed Reply

      Awww thank you Ingrid! You have made my day. It is a great city for a holiday and it’s close proximity to beaches and attractions makes it a very convenient base to explore the wider region 🙂

  2. I think I’m gonna stay away from the city this weekend, too many road closures etc. Actually I’m driving to an event in the city tonight, and even that took me half an hour to work out an alternate route due to the G20! (I’m not that confident driving in the city as it is, let alone with road closures etc).

    Visiting today from #teamIBOT xxx

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