Five romantic date ideas in Brisbane for this week, from budget to blast

Tired of the classic nightly movie and dinner combo? U.S. too. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for new things to do, scouring the city for non-boring activities in Brisbane – ones that are guaranteed to take your next date way beyond the beers made before. at pub. Whether you’re taking someone on a second date or making your 100th with your partner, we’ve got some awesome (and, yes, cute) ideas for dates this week, no matter how much money you have. spend. Just think of us as your cultural wingman. You’re welcome.



Claudia Baxter


They are undeniably cute and cuddly. They run through fairy tales, cartoons and play a big role in everything from We for The matrix franchise. They are also considered adorable by some and harmful by others. It would be the humble bunny – and until Sunday April 17, the lop-eared creatures have taken over the Brisbane borough in a giant, bouncy, illuminated fashion.

That’s when Amanda Parer is eye-catching Intruder is on display at the CBD spot, with this iteration of the Australian artist’s installation featuring three large bunnies dominating the enclosure. The world-renowned artwork is designed to not only shine, grab attention and look glorious, but to get people – including you and your plus one – thinking about rabbits, their environmental impact and the many contradictions surrounding the way they are viewed by society.

It’s the second time the facility has come to Brisbane, following a stint in 2020 – and expect it to be popular. Very tall luminous rabbits will have this effect.

Admission is free and, if you don’t want to be late for this very important date, the bunnies are on display daily on Brisbane Quarter’s Podium One at 300 George Street.




You and your loved one can start your long weekend with an extra spring in your step – and a very special cup of coffee. When Good Friday rolls around, Bessa Coffee dedicates the day to some damn good caffeinated beverages. And while celebrating the occasion hasn’t been easy during the pandemic, this buzzing occasion is going full throttle on Friday, April 15.

As long as you roll out of bed before noon, you’ll want to head to Little Cribb Street, where Milton’s haunt will whip up a black coffee menu that’ll have you pumped until Easter. (Don’t worry, the cups will come in different sizes, so you can sleep in and try them all.)

The Black Coffee Friday range includes brews from Archer Specialty Coffee, Coffee Supreme, Light Coffee, Parallel Roasters and Passport Specialty Coffee, including on a five-coffee tasting tray.

As for the soundtrack, it will come courtesy of the Rodrigo Santiagio Trio. Who said holidays were made for sleeping?

You can also enjoy brunch while you’re there thanks to Neighbor and Roesti Revolution.




A long weekend, two big dance parties, lots of pieces to make shapes. That’s what’s on offer at La La Land at The Prince Consort this Easter, leaving you and your other half with an important question: do you want to get lost dancing to Daft Punk or go old-school with bangers from the 90s and early 2000s?

If you go for the former from 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, you’ll indulge your instant crush on the electronic duo, scoring a dose of da funk and getting lucky. There will be robot rock, lots of digital love and you might even think you’ve been around the world

If you prefer the latter, head there from 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. Drinks, tunes, fashion – expect all of the above at the No Scrubs: 90s and Early 00s party. Of course, it’s up to you and your date to make sure the dress side is covered and to get into the party spirit. If any of you want to use Mariah Carey as a style icon, that would be appropriate.




When something has been part of the pop culture landscape for 33 years, there really isn’t much it won’t have done. And The simpsons has done a lot – over 700+ TV episodes, a 2007 movie, his own albums and singles, plus video games, books and comics. Yes, the list is long. Until now, however, even diehard fans of TV’s favorite Springfield locals might not have seen the titular family take to the stage in a slapstick, drag parody. But come Saturday, April 16, for just one night at the Tivoli – with screenings at 5pm and 8:30pm – you and your favorite person can choose to watch just that.

In case the name of the show is unclear, The Stripsons also claims to “put the strip in Springfield” – so as iconic as Homer’s blue pants and white shirt combo is, and Marge’s green dress too, you can expect to see them wearing a lot less. That’s what happens when The Bad Collective takes a childhood favorite and turns it into a decidedly adults-only spectacle of the highly satirical genre, as it once did with Shreklesque.

In a production that is also obviously in the same vein as The Empire undresses, The Stripsons not only gives Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie the comedic treatment, but also Millhouse, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Mrs. Krabappel, Mr. Burns and Smithers as well – because The simpsons has always been more than its eponymous characters. The cast of yellow-clad burlesque, drag, musical theatre, dance and music talent includes Trigger Happy, Bebe Gunn, Lulu Lemans, Baron von Envy, Barbie Banks and Betty Lovecat, as well as newcomers such as Indea Sekula, Kimi Young and Ella Nagel.




For Brisbanites and their lovers, this week leading up to Easter is the perfect time to indulge. There’s no shortage of places around town serving tasty treats – but treating yourself to an indulgent Easter tea is a particularly delicious and decadent option.

In fact, you and your partner have several choices. At W Brisbane’s Living Room, its Hopping Good Easter High Teas make Valrhona white chocolate Easter eggs, hot cross scones, raspberry chocolate squares and mocha creme brulee tarts, as well as duck pie confit, lobster pies and creamy truffle. eggs with blue langoustine caviar. But you’ll probably be more excited about the boozy side of things, including the bottomless Chandon Garden Spritz. It’ll set you back $109 each, and it’s on the menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday every week until Sunday, April 24.

Or, at the Eggstravagant Easter High Tea at the Lab at The Treasury, there are ribbon sandwiches, small quiches and frittatas, colorful macaroons, Earl Gray and orange tartlets and chocolate and caramel hats, accompanied by a bottomless sparkling wine. Damages: $70 per person or $80.50 on holidays for the Chandon package, which includes an endless Domaine Chandon rosé brut, a sparkling pinot shiraz and a two-hour sparkling Chandon brut. It is offered every Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. throughout the month of April.


Top photo: Claudia Baxter.

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