February—the shortest month.
It might only be 28 days long and the last month of summer, but February is still a whole heap of fun. So, make the most of the daylight and the warm weather before the colder months come calling. (Featured image: @brisbanelocalmarketing)
1. Catch the Aus Open Action at Riverbar & Kitchen
For the end of summer, and just in time for the Australian Open, Riverbar & Kitchen are hosting a Peroni pop-up bar, extending their outdoor plaza and throwing in a big screen TV so that you can soak up the sun and tennis action without ever leaving Brisbane.
2. Head up to this The Terrace for Sunday cocktails
Perched up on the 21st storey of The Emporium, The Terrace is one of Brisbane’s most spectacular rooftop bars. And on Sundays in 2021, it’s the place to be. So, take a seat among the clouds for 21 Sundays, the new weekly event featuring live music, $15 cocktails and $15 small plates so you and your crew can end the weekend in style.
3. Go on the ultimate pub crawl
It’s time to get your crew together and weave your way through city streets because the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl returns to Fortitude Valley on Saturday 6 February with a mammoth line-up of venues and an even bigger line-up of artists.
4. Experience a Candlelight concert
This summer, Brisbane’s Candlelight Concerts will take place on the lawns at Events on Oxlade, where the sounds of Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, and Chopin will fill the air before floating over the river. And if vintage classical music isn’t quite your jam, then soundtrack your night with musical scores from famous films like Harry Potter, Forrest Gump, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
With Disney’s Pixar-themed putt-putt course returning for round two—this time with more characters and a new-and-improved course—you just know that a putt around the green is going to be more than just hitting balls into a hole. It’s going to be an adventure full of laughs no matter the age you are.
Brisbane’s Moonlight Cinema screenings are coming to an end next month, but before they do there are plenty more movies you can watch beneath the stars.
February kicks off on Wednesday the third with another advanced screening. This time it’s Wild Mountain Thyme followed by Love, Weddings and Other Disasters on Wednesday 10 February. Get tickets to Clueless on Saturday 13 February or for The Notebook on Valentine’s Day. And on Saturday 20 February, Wonder Woman 1984 will take to the screen.
7. Treat yourself to a bottomless meats and cheese board
For $25 per head, you can gorge on the boards filled to the brim with selections of cheese, Prager ham, liverwurst, pretzels, gherkins, sauces and more for up to 90 minutes. Finish the boards off in under 90 minutes and they’ll be topped up for you again, and again, and again.
8. Go for a green jam
The last of QPAC’s Green Jam Sessions take place on 5 and 6 February. Get on down and support best in up-and-coming artists from around South East Queensland. Stay tuned to the Facebook event page to see who’s playing.
9. Celebrate Asian culture with BrisAsia
From 1 February to 28 February, an array of diverse live entertainment will be found around Brisbane for BrisAsia. From the BrisAsia Bazaar on 6 February to the Food Festival taking place on 20 and 21 February and the favourite Brisbane Holi on Saturday 27 February, there’s plenty to see, eat and do this year. There’s music too with BrisAsia Sound and the BrisAsia Dance final to see who will represent Australia at South East Asia’s largest street dance event, Radikal Forze.
10. Practice yoga in a museum
Experience art in a new light and while you’re doing so, practice some yoga too with QAGOMA’s Quiet: Mindfulness Yoga series. Or, go along to the Calm Living Meditation to slowdown, breathe and connect with art in a guided meditation session. Both series are with Miriam Van Doorn and are held within the heart of the gallery spaces.
11. Drink some retro Ritas at El Camino Cantina
El Camino Cantina is all about the Margaritas. So much so, they do special flavours all year long. But for the month of February, they’ve got four retro flavours inspired by iconic Aussie lollies, ice creams and other delicious treats. All venues now have four flavours available: Cruisy Guava, Fruit Tingle, The Cottee, The Vovo available until Sunday 28 February! What are you waiting for? Go on, take a trip down memory lane.
12. It’s the last month to eat some saucy chicken wings
Ranging from mild to hot to turbocharged, the new thirteen limited edition sauces are dropping on Tuesday, 1 December and will be available throughout the summer until Sunday, 28 February.
13. And for the days or nights you want to stay at home, there’s always Netflix
On the off chance you’ve burned through all the movies, shows and documentaries on your Netflix to-watch list, the streaming giant has got us covered come February, which is great if all you want to do is stay home and chill.