This week in Brisbane: 26 January – 1 February


This Week in Brisbane

Hope you all had a wonderful Straya Day yesterday! 

My Instagram feed was full of beautiful pavlovas, pools and parties – a sharp contrast to my house which was full of washing, mess and approximately one thousand items that all needed to be labelled for school. So it for me it was less about celebrating our country and more about making it through the day with my sanity in tact!

With the kids back to school January drawing to a close I think we have to face facts – the summer holidays are over for this year.

Luckily there are still plenty of smashing diversions to be had this week in Brisbane including a music festival, a high-end fashion sale, and a peep show to name a few… 

Tokyo Talks with Jacki McDonald

When: TONIGHT! 6.00pm

Where: Little Tokyo Two, 36 Mein Street, Brisbane

Cost: $10 

I know what you’re thinking – why do I want to go out on a Tuesday night at VERY short notice to go and listen to the former co-host of “Hey, Hey it’s Saturday” speak? Well it turns out that Jackie McDonald is one of the the trio behind the uber-successful Eat Street Markets! Jackie will be speaking about her experiences in the Queensland market, so if you’re a foodie or a budding entrepreneur I reckon this would be worth catching. 


St Jeromes Laneway Festival 

When: 31 January, from 11.00am

Where: RNA Showgrounds, entry  via Gregory Terrace

Cost: $124 + $6 internet booking fee if you buy online

St Jeromes Laneway Festival started 11 years ago in a tiny lane-way in the Melbourne CBD (by a bloke called Jerome), and since then has carved itself a space in the competitive annual festival calendar. The festival combines emerging international talent fresh local artists such as recent Triple J unearthed winner JOY. 

Tickets are available up until the morning o f the event, so if you’re keen you can get them here


TBC Home Grown Peep Show – Pop-Up Art 

When: Saturday 31 January, 5.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Where: Metro Arts, Edward Street, Brisbane

TBC Magazine is the creative love-child of The Brisbane Collective – a volunteer based arts organisation dedicated to giving Brisbane creatives a chance to get their work in front an audience. Home Grown Peep Show is just such an opportunity, and will feature live art installations and commission free sales. So if you’re in the market or something raw and completely unique this is the place to find it!


Brisbane Arcade Workroom Sale

If high-end fashion, antique jewelry and big bargains are more your scene you should hop along to the annual Brisbane Arcade Workroom Sale. This is your chance to grab samples, fabrics and one-off pieces from the retailer in this iconic Brisbane fashion enclave.  And once you’ve checked out the sales you can finish of with afternoon tea in the delightful Room with Roses – heaven!

Well that’s it for this week – and for a short week there is a hell of a lot going on!  

If you’re going somewhere or doing something fun make sure you let me know – because I bloody HATE missing out on things πŸ˜‰

Drop me a line in the comments or hit me up on Facebook  because I’d love to hear from you!


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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4 Responses to “This week in Brisbane: 26 January – 1 February”

    • Rachel - Ed
      Rachel - Ed Reply

      Thanks Karen – I think your little “passenger” would probably not appreciate the noise or being jostled around by crowds πŸ™‚

    • Rachel - Ed
      Rachel - Ed Reply

      At least you COULD turn it into something if you wanted to! I cannot sew to save my life and I really wish I’d learned years ago when my mum offered to teach me.

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