What’s on at Lexis Brisbane – JUNE 2017

Hey everyone! Happy Monday, and welcome back to another week at Lexis Brisbane. The June calendar is now ready for your viewing pleasure, so pencil in those dates as we have heaps happening this month!!

What else is on this month:
Wednesday, 31st May: State of Origin! Make sure to wear maroon or blue to show your support for your favourite team. Staff are also encouraged to dress up! GO QUEENSLAND!!

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Things on in Brisbane this weekend! 🎶

Congratulations for making it through the first 5-day week in a long time!! 🙌🔥 You’ve done well to make it this far. The weekend is almost upon us once again, and there’s a fair bit happening in our wonderful city that you might like to check out.

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The full moon returns this evening, so keeping with tradition, the Full Moon Fire Festival is back for another night of entertainment. Head on down to West End this Sunday night for free entertainment and live fire twirling performances starting at 6pm and finishing around 10pm. Take a blanket, some snacks and enjoy the best of the West End culture. Follow their Facebook and website for updates and upcoming events.

This weekend is your last chance to see Swan Lake performed by the Queensland Ballet company! This classic masterpiece is only here until Saturday, so be quick in securing your tickets before it’s too late!! Tickets start from $60 and can be bought on the website here.

Here’s one for those of you who love a challenging challenge!! ROC (or Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge) 5k race is back for its 7th year this Saturday at the Brisbane Showgrounds. Tickets can still be purchased online, or a very limited amount can be purchased at the door.  This year’s ROC race will see the infamous Wrecking Balls, the Sweeper, the brand new Leap of Faith attraction, and an epic finish line slide down a 4 story tall water slide called The Hippo! Spectators can watch on for free from the sidelines, so why not make it a fun-filled day with your mates? 🙂 Check out the official website for FAQ’s, information and pricing.

This Sunday is Mother’s Day in Australia. Is it the same day in your country? 🙂 We know being away from home can be tough, so make sure to give your mothers a call this weekend! ❤ As it is Mother’s Day weekend, there are several events around Brisbane, including a free Movie in the Park event! Head on over to Roma Street Parklands this Sunday from 5pm to sit in on 2 free girly movies! There will be food trucks serving all the food, so all you need to bring is a blanket, some pillows and yourselves!

Hands up if you’re a 90’s baby!! 🙋 🙋 There will be a 90’s Music Video Party this Saturday night from 7pm at the New Globe Theatre in Fortitude Valley. Enjoy all those classic hits from artists like Aqua and the Spice Girls while enjoying some deliciously prepared cocktail goodies. Check out the official Facebook event here.

There’s also a special K-Pop event making its debut this weekend in Kangaroo Point. Local Korean pop groups will be performing live, there will be Korean beauty and cosmetic companies with information stalls and there will even be guest stars such as the season 5 winner of KPOP Stars Crystal Yi joining in as well! Head on over to the Queensland Multicultural Centre from 4:30pm. Tickets range from $20 – $25 and can be purchased at the event! Read on for more information.


That’s all for now, folks! Weather wise, it’s looking to be mostly fine up until Sunday afternoon, so go out and make the most of our beautiful sunny Winter days! 😀

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Keep track of those pesky unexpected storms by watching the rain radar, and be sure to plan your journey ahead of time!!

Transport information – TransLink.
Weather Updates – BOM

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone! ❤

Sports Galore & Buddha’s Birthday this LONG Weekend! ✨

Get ready folks – another long weekend is almost upon us! 😀 If you’re looking for something extra to fill in the time, then take a look below at some of the events happening in Brisbane this long weekend!


🏈 NRL – Brisbane Broncos VS Penrith Panthers | Suncorp Stadium:

Our boys in maroon and gold will be hosting the boys from Penrith to kick off this week’s round of NRL. Come along and cheer them on from 7:50pm tonight! Grab your tickets here, or visit the official website of the Bronx here. 🐴

🏉 AFL – Brisbane Lions VS Port Adelaide | The Gabba:

Want to experience a truly classic Aussie sport? Then AFL might be the one for you! Head on over to the Gabba (in Wooloongabba) this Saturday afternoon from 4:30pm, and secure the best seats in the house to cheer on our Lions who are up against Port Adelaide! It’s a battle of the small cities that you should definitely not miss! 🙂 Tickets available through Ticketmaster. Read up all about the sport and the Lions on their official website here. 🦁

🏈 Rugby – Queensland Reds VS Waratahs | Suncorp Stadium:

More of a Rugby fan? Queensland’s representative team The Reds are going head-to-head this Saturday night against the NSW Waratahs.  It’s a battle of the states and the must-see match of the year! Tickets start from as little as $16 through Ticketek, with kickoff at 7:45pm. Visit their official website for more information and upcoming home games.

⚽️ Soccer – Brisbane Roar VS Melbourne Victory

Unfortunately it’s not a home game this round for the boys in orange, but you can still watch them on the big screen. Head on over to your local pub or sporting venues this Sunday with your mates to cheer on the squad as they take on the team from Melbourne! The match starts from 5:00pm!! Visit their official website to check when the next home game will be! 🙂


🎈 Buddha’s Birthday Festival, 2017!!  🎉

This weekend marks the 21st anniversary of the Buddha’s Birthday Festival in South Bank Parklands. Since its debut in 1997, the festival has since been given the title of the world’s largest of its kind! (Go Queensland!!) Festivities kick off this Friday, and entry is free! There are a range of activities and events suitable to everyone all across the long weekend, so take a look at the schedule and plan ahead! There will also be a fireworks display this Sunday night at 7:30pm to close the event, so be sure not to miss out! 🙂


That’s it for now, everyone! We hope you take care and have plenty of fun activities planned for the long weekend! Remember to plan ahead and of course be safe! Keep an eye on the weather using the BOM website, but as it stands, it’s looking to be a mostly sunny long weekend – woohoo! 😀 See you next week!

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What’s on at Lexis Brisbane – APRIL!!

Hey Brisbanites! 😁 👍

What a crazy last week of March this was! But we should expect those pesky storms to ease as we make our way further into Autumn! 🍂 🍁 And here at Lexis Brisbane, we have plenty of fun activities for you to do across the month of April! There will also be a few public holidays throughout the month, so please take note of these as the school will be closed on these days.

Grab your copy of the calendar from Reception and Student Support desks! See you next month! 😘

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☀️ What’s On in Brisbane! ☀️

There are a couple of interesting events happening this weekend in Brisbane. Keep on reading to get some inspiration! 😀


BrisAsia Festival 2017:

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Image courtesy of the Brisbane City Council.

This is your last chance to get involved with the BrisAsia Festival! This 3-week celebration comes to a close this weekend, but there are still plenty of fun activities to see and do across the next few days! Take a look here for some ideas!

 

Travel Expo 2017:

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This might not apply for all of you, as you’ve already joined us from abroad! 🙂 BUT! The Brisbane Travel Expo also has amazing deals for travel withing Australia as well! If you’re looking to book a trip over a weekend, or something to do before you head back home, I’m sure you’ll find a bargain here!

Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre – Halls 3 & 4.
When: Sat – Sun (18th & 19th Feb) from 9am to 4pm.

 

Brisbane Street Arts Festival:

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Image courtesy of the Brisbane Powerhouse.

Head on down to the Brisbane Powerhouse from this weekend until the 27th of February to be a witness to the amazing talents of young local artists at the Street Arts Festival! Their program offers something for everything, including hands-on experience with workshops and activities for you to participate in. Learn all about the street art culture that started in Brisbane during the 1980’s, and see what it has developed into today! Entry is free. For more information, click here.

 

Brisbane Ghost Tours:

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OooooOooo! 👻 👻  This is not one for the feint-hearted. Brisbane is known to have some of the country’s most haunted buildings and cemeteries. These guided tours happen each weekend, but they also have special events on Friday the 13th and Halloween. With various locations around Brisbane, it’s bound to spook even the ghosts that roam there! Take a look at the website here.


Here’s the forecast for the weekend. We can expect some rain and possible thunderstorms on Sunday, so please prepare ahead of time and keep track of the rain. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! ❤ ❤

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❤️💕 Valentine’s Weekend in Brisbane! 💕❤️

Valentine’s weekend is coming up, with the special day happening on Tuesday, 14th of February. A lot of people will be celebrating across the weekend, so here are some of my suggestions for you guys to try! 🙂 And don’t worry if you’re single – these activities are just as perfect to enjoy with friends as well. ❤ ❤ #FriendshipIsJustAsImportant!

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🚲 Cycle around Brisbane:

The Brisbane City Council bike hire is a really convenient and affordable way to see our beautiful city from a different point of view. Membership is only $3 per month for students, and you can even use your GoCards to rent them! Why not ride along the riverside at sunset?  To sign up, click here.

 

🌿 Nature Lovers:

Hiking is another great idea if you like to do things differently. Brisbane is surrounded by beautiful rain forests and reserves that are perfect to explore with your loves. Take a look at our previous BLOG post about the best walking paths in Brisbane.

We also host some of the best waterfalls in Australia as well! One of my personal favourites is Curtis Falls down in the Gold Coast hinterlands. You can even cool off in the rock pools there after your walk! Take a look at other suggestions here.

 

💪 Adrenaline Lovers:

Do you need a little extra convincing to take your breath away this Valentine’s Day? Then this is sure to do it for you. The Story Bridge is one of three bridges IN THE WORLD that you can climb! You’ll have to get in quick to secure your spots, as this is a popular time to book. Tickets start from $99, and you can even get photos to remember the occasion. Check pricing info and availability on their website.

This is also bound to get the heart pumping – skydiving!!! There are several skydiving hot spots around Brisbane, so take a look at the website and choose one for yourself! Make sure to get plenty of photos!!

 

🍕 Dinner & Chill:

Brisbane riverside is filled with romantic and luxurious restaurants! Stretching from Eagle Street Pier through to South Bank, you’re bound to find something that fits your style and budget. Here’s a list of restaurants if you’re looking for something a little fancier. Or if you’re like me and just want to spend quality time, why not take a picnic blanket, some snacks and soak in the environment down by the South Bank esplanade? How lovely!

 

Night Lights:

This one you’ll need a car for, because there is no public transport available in the evenings. Or you could Uber! If you haven’t been to Mt Coot-Tha yet, now is the perfect time to take that special someone for a view to remember. See our beautiful city encased in its night lights from the top of the look-out. It’s truly breathtaking. Make sure to take a blanket or wear a coat as it can get windy up there!
Another suggestion to do after dark is to ride the Brisbane Wheel in South Bank. They also offer VIP styled booths, so you and your guest can spend some time in private. ❤ Price lists can be found on their website.

 

🐤 Stay on a Farm:

THIS is something I want to try! This website has a list of farms around Brisbane that offer Bed & Breakfast or private rentals for weekends and special occasions. Experience the best of the Aussie outback, while watching the stars in the arms of your love. Some of the farm stay locations even offer daytime activities such as helping milk the cows, feeding chickens and even horseback riding through the mountain ranges. Of course, this activity requires a car to get to and from the location, so be sure to research this as well!

 

😍 Movies with a twist:

It’s one thing to go to the movie cinema, but why not take it to the next level by attending an outdoor cinema?! The Moonlight Cinemas are located in New Farm Park, and is the perfect way to spend an evening under the stars while watching your favourite flicks. Tickets are $14 (with a student card), and movies show daily. Book your tickets online here, or download the schedule here.


❤ Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!! ❤

☀️ Beach Safety Talk at Lexis Brisbane!💦

This afternoon during Option Class, students were treated to a free beach safety demonstration from our very own Surf Lifesaver Scott!

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Scott has been a lifesaver for many years, and has a lot of experience dealing with issues faced at the beach – particularly with tourists not knowing correct safety procedures. 😦 So it was great that he took the time today to help our students understand these important tips! Thanks for coming, Scott! 🙂

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