Weekend Agenda | DIARY

Posted on September 23, 2012 by Refinery

Come the weekend, we share an agenda of things to do, see, discover, watch, eat, read, cook, bake, shop, drink, buy, listen to, visit, wear and many other verbs over the next few days.

1. Cook: We’re lucky to have a delicious recipe from the menu at Sono, Portside to share with you – Duck Teriyaki with Asparagus. We suggest you try this flavourful combination of succulent duck and tasty asparagus, and then visit the restaurant for a low-key, high quality Japanese meal.

2. Listen: How to Dress Well is the stage name for experimental pop producer, singer and R&B artist Tom Krell, who hails from Colorado, USA. His second album Total Loss is described as ‘one of the year’s most affecting records: a symphony of pain that continues haunting long after the record ends’ and although that might not sound appealing, you must listen to this album and revel in the meditations mixed with blissful pop.

3. Discover: This year’s Brisbane Festival returns to shine a light on local stories, talent and communities, running from September 8 – 29. Discover Refinery’s pick of events not to be missed.

4. Read: With springtime, comes Refinery’s spring reading list part two. Check out this list, featuring This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz, Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan, Carrie by Stephen King, Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks and Hello Goodbye Hello: A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings by Craig Brown.

5. Watch: Kelly is the latest from Brisbane-based playwright Matthew Ryan and a fast-moving, action-packed story portraying the infamous cult heroes in a new light. The quick-fire banter between the characters, Ned Kelly and his brother Dan, resonates with a crass but irresistible brand of Australian humour. This is a must-see show running at QPAC until 20 October.

6. Visit: Visit Sake Restaurant and Bar through to 30 September as they embrace the centuries-old custom of hanami – enjoying the cherry blossoms (sakura). Take in the breathtaking inner-city views and river glimpses amongst the soft ambience, fairy lights and cherry blossom sprigs, while enjoying a banquet menu, cocktails and sake created especially for Cherry Blossom Festival.

7. Watch: Brisbane-based hairdresser Jules Tognini recently added passionate educator to his resume with the release of his DVD Lil’ Off The Top – or LOTT as it is affectionately known. In a relaxed and refreshing format, this educational DVD sees Jules demonstrate four bespoke haircuts: The Kramer, The Rizzo, The Frankenstein and The Robert.

8. Bake: What better way to treat yourself than with sugary cereal and sprinkles combined with some adult fun, Malibu Rum? Check out this recipe for Malibu Rum Fruit Loops Treats with White Chocolate and Sprinkles from blog Avery Cooks.

9. Look: Canadian photographer Michael Graydon takes clean, classic images that fall broadly into the ‘life’ photographer category – classifying his photography into ‘Rooms’, ‘Dining’, ‘Yards’ and ‘Weekends’.