Five romantic date ideas in Brisbane, from budget to bust

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 going 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.

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GET A SWEAT AT SOUTH BANK

We all know that you get a lot of “good feelings” after doing something good for you/your body (like exercising). And, through Saturday, April 9, you and your plus one can expect those feelings to double.

Thanks to Brisbane’s Feel Good program returning for another stint, the city is currently hosting a series of outdoor fitness classes – and, unlike that swanky new yoga studio in your neighborhood that smells of acai berries and doesn’t only serves charcoal tea, these classes are all completely free.

From sessions to get your blood pumping (Zumba) to classes to get your Zen flowing freely (yoga, tai chi), the Feel Good program is an initiative designed to accommodate all fitness levels.

Classes are taking place around South Bank Parklands this time around. BYO water bottle, towel and, if required, a yoga mat – those provided are subject to availability. Adapting to the schedules, you will also need to check in when you attend.

Classes take place every day except Fridays and Sundays, and they all last between 30 and 45 minutes. Times vary depending on the day, but your options include starting early with a pilates session at 7:00 a.m., joining a cardio fusion class at 12:15 p.m. during your lunch break, or ending with Bollywood dancing from 6:15 p.m.

Whichever you choose, you’ll enjoy the warmth of the outdoors and feel great. online timetable.

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LESS THAN $50

WATCH THE MOST RECENT AND GREATEST FRENCH FILMS

It’s time again: it’s time for the French Film Festival of the Alliance française to offer Australian film lovers its annual cinema showcase. 2022 marks the event’s 33rd festival series, with more than 40 films taking you and your loved one to France while you munch on popcorn in your cinema seat.

There’s no shortage of highlights from this year’s full lineup, including 19th-century Parisian decor lost illusionsplus that of Claire Denis Fire. Also noteworthy: Eventwinner of the 2021 Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, which adapts Annie Ernaux’s autobiographical novel about women’s rights in 1960s France. It earned filmmaker Audrey Diwan a BAFTA nomination for best director and follows a bright young college student who becomes pregnant, then sees her options – for her future and what to do about her situation – rapidly dwindle.

Playing at Palace Barracks in Brisbane and Palace James Street until Monday 18 April (including his encore sessions), the exceptional Little mom also sits at the very top of the festival’s must-see list. The latest movie from Portrait of a lady on fireby Céline Sciamma, it’s already made a few appearances at Australian festivals in 2021, and channels the director’s sensibility and empathy into a sci-fi mother and daughter tale that’s instantly among Sciamma’s best.

Other top picks include the latest movie from the OSS 117 parody spy series, OSS 117: From Africa with lovefeaturing again The artist Oscar winner Jean Dujardin; by Francois Ozon Everything went wellwho sees the Summer 85 the filmmaker tackles the right to die with dignity; Paris, 13th arrondissementa love story of a prophet and rust and boneby Jacques Audiard; and murder partya murder mystery with big Cluedo vibration.

Or there is also Anais in love, a romantic comedy about a woman having an affair with a married man but falling in love with his wife; bipoic Authentic, on French hip-hop duo Suprême NTM; World War II drama Farewell, Mr Haffmann, based on the game; and friendship drama The braveabout two women in their twenties pursuing their dream of becoming theater actresses.

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FOLIER IN A FIELD OF SUNFLOWERS

Traditionally, fall is a season filled with orange, red, brown and yellowing leaves, while the greenery of spring and summer gives way to winter. April, just over an hour from Brisbane, will also be the time for golden rods, all as part of the return of Scenic Rim’s Kalbar Sunshine and Sunflower Festival.

You and your favorite person can expect to see sunflowers as far as the eye can see at the Jenner family farm in Kalbar. Last year there were over 200,000 vibrant blooms reaching for the sky – and whatever the number between Friday April 8 and Sunday April 10, you’ll be able to browse them all. In fact, there will even be an extended maze on an eight-acre plot.

Launched in 2021, the event took place after Russell and Jenny Jenner changed direction during persistent drought conditions in Queensland. Usually they grow alfalfa but, with low water levels, they switched to a crop that requires less H2O. And, with all those sunflowers looking quite striking then, the couple was keen to let everyone enjoy their golden petals.

For its 2022 event, the festival will feature yoga in the field of sunflowers, engagement-focused painting sessions of sunflowers on canvas, and dinner amidst yellow flowers. Picnicking in the sunny surroundings of the farm also goes with the territory.

Obviously, taking lots of photos with a golden background is also on the agenda.

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SEE AUSTRALIAN SPORTS HISTORY ON STAGE

Whether you and your significant other are sports fanatics or not, it’s hard to escape the cricket talk during the summer. But among the in-depth analyzes of certain games and team strategy, the comparison of past and present players and the reliving of legendary moments in the history of the sport, there is a story that has long been ignored.

In 1868, a group of Australian Aboriginal cricketers became the first Australian sports team to travel and play overseas. Beyond all expectations, the team did extremely well – they won as many games as they lost – and one player in particular, Johnny Mullagh (born Unaarrimin), was praised for his performance, which included 1698 points throughout the tour. The tour was quite a remarkable feat, especially given the Indigenous business climate in Australia at the time, but the history books have, for the most part, failed to recognize it as such.

That’s exactly what this play by screenwriter Geffery Atherden (Mother and son, Baba Kiueria) and director Wesley Enoch aims to rectify. Take the stage at Brisbane Powerhouse from Friday 8 April to Saturday 9 April black cockatoo begins with a group of activists sneaking into a museum to track down (and expose) the story of Mullagh and his team. The play then focuses on that very story – it follows the journey of the Area Victoria team at Lord’s Cricket Ground and reveals the travesties that were going on at home while the team were away.

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SIP FREE MIMOSAS DURING A BRITNEY SPEARS-THEMED BRUNCH

Oops, they’ve done it again – the La Costa folks of Fortitude Valley have found another unique way for you and your significant other to spend your weekend. This time, hits from Britney Spears will rumble through the speakers as you crack the yolk at your first meal of the day.

It’s Britney, Brunch is one for the singing superstar’s mega-fans. So really, it’s for everyone. As well as listening to chart-topping hits from the pop icon’s discography — including tours by DJ Bliss, and via drag performances — attendees will enjoy prosciutto bruschetta, smashed mini avocados, mini -burgers, waffles topped with fried chicken and blinis. And, there are also three hours of drinks on offer.

Hit me baby one more wine? This is something you will say here. If you are looking for flowing mimosas, you will also say “give me more”.

It’s not a dress up thing, but if you’re not so innocent and want to pull out your best 90s-themed look – butterfly clips, transferred tattoos and all-inclusive double denim – it is perfectly understandable.

It all happens from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, with tickets costing $110 – or $85 without drinks.

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