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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Everything You Need to Put In Your Diary for August

Hit up a beachside festival, eat all the burgers, and check out 'Friends', 'Harry Potter' and 'Titanic' parodies.
By Concrete Playground
July 27, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne International Film Festival 2021

    Melbourne's long-running citywide film festival returns — this time with a two-week online program that can be viewed nationally, and 11 days of in-cinema screenings.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Archie at Home

    Check out the winners of this year's prestigious art prizes from home.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shiva Baby

    Sharp, relatable and also filled with cringe-inducingly awkward moments, this impressive debut feature spends a day at a shiva with a college senior.

  • Design & Style

    The Village Markets Windsor

    Stones Corner's huge fashion market is back for 2020.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jungle Cruise

    Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt make a delightful team in Disney's latest formulaic and corny flick based on a theme park ride.

  • Food & Drink

    Gelato Messina's Single-Serve Cookie Pies

    If you liked the gelato chain's large bake-at-home cookie pies, you'll love its new single-serve versions.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Olympics Live

    Watch Australia's athletes compete for gold on South Bank's big screens.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Winter Sessions

    No Money Enterprise, Thy Art Is Murder, Ian Haug, Ben Ely, Last Dinosaurs and Nina Las Vegas are all on the lineup, across more than 30 free and ticketed gigs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Museum After Dark

    Drinks, discussions and a tour of Queensland Museum's new Lego exhibition, all during a night at the museum.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entwined: Plants and People

    This State Library of Queensland exhibition explores humanity's fascination with flowers and plants.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brickman Wonders of the World

    Check out the Arc de Triomphe, Leaning Tower of Pisa and Big Ben in Lego form.

  • Food & Drink

    Urban Cocktail Trail: Fortitude Valley

    Track down cocktails like Pokémon at this self-guided tour of CBD bars.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Green Jam Sessions 2021

    QPAC's free Friday afternoon live music sessions are back.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    European Masterpieces Up Late

    GOMA is throwing an after-hours art party complete with live tunes, drinks, and art by Renoir, Van Gogh and Monet.

  • Design & Style

    Deadly Threads: Where Did You Get That Shirt?

    More than 190 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-designed singlets, t-shirts, polo shirts and jerseys are on display at the State Library of Queensland.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Old

    M Night Shyamalan's latest thriller is frequently unnerving, insidious and moving — and also a little too neat.

  • Food & Drink

    Wine and Cheese: New Zealand Edition

    Eat and sip your way through New Zealand's finest dairy and drinks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nine Days

    A winner at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, this beautifully evocative existential drama follows unborn souls vying for a chance to live.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Gunpowder Milkshake

    This female-focused action-thriller features stylish visuals and a stellar cast, but it also happily follows in other footsteps.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Space Jam: A New Legacy

    An advertisement masquerading as a movie, this 25-years-later sequel wastes both basketball superstar LeBron James and his animated Looney Tunes co-stars.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    In Pursuit of Truth

    GOMA's latest free film program is filled with films that blur the lines between truth and fiction.

  • Food & Drink

    Seasoned Supper Club: Winter

    Head to The Tivoli for dinner, a show, fire pits and mulled wine.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    2021 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

    Australia’s longest running and most prestigious art awards for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists is back — and you can catch it IRL or online.

  • Food & Drink

    Oyster Frenzy

    Tuck into six courses of oysters, including battered in squid ink tempura, baked with three cheeses, and paired with limoncello and finger lime caviar.

  • Food & Drink

    Dip It — Dip It Real Good

    W Hotel is serving up gooey melted chocolate for the rest of winter — and a new range of cocktails to go with it.

  • Food & Drink

    Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours

    The second Regional Flavours mini festival for 2020, this one focuses on multicultural cuisine.

  • Travel & Leisure

    QAGOMA Store Winter Design Market 2021

    Shop for Brisbane's best art and design across four weekend markets.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Black Widow

    Combining spy thrills with family dramas — and aided by a top-notch cast — the 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe finally gives the first female Avenger her own solo feature.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Midnight Visit

    This spooky experience will invite audiences into a macabre 36-room fantasy world.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Paws-Fest 2021

    Go barking mad over this one-day dog market, which'll feature more than 50 stalls slinging pet-friendly wares.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'River' with the Australian Chamber Orchestra

    From the director of 'Sherpa' and 'Mountain', this documentary ponders how rivers shape the planet — and the ACO will perform its score live.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dylan Mooney: Blak Superheroes

    Yuwi, Torres Strait Islander and Australian-born South Sea Island artist Dylan Mooney gives First Nations characters a comic book-style makeover.

  • Food & Drink

    Truffle Degustation

    Emporium's fine diner is serving up a seven-course truffle feast for $140.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Open Season 2021

    The Tivoli and The Princess Theatre are showcasing live music during this six-month series of gigs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    City in the Sun

    Museum of Brisbane's latest free exhibition embraces Brissie's subtropical reputation and vibe.

  • Food & Drink

    Winter Lodge at Riverbar and Kitchen

    Embrace winter by the water — and by the fire pits — with beer-infused cheese fondue, DIY brownie s'mores and mulled Venetian cider.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

    Australia's annual showcase of Nordic cinema returns.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Top Dog Film Festival 2021

    Brisbane's mini film festival dedicated to dogs is back for another bark.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Selfie Lab

    Wander through 16 colourful and neon-lit themed rooms at this new installation from the Sugar Republic crew.

  • Food & Drink

    Sky-High Sundays

    Brisbane's latest rooftop bar is serving up soda cocktails, Mediterranean-inspired dishes and R&B tunes every Sunday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Met: The Masters and the Modern Day

    Head to GOMA to check out films about famous artists and movies set at The Met.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Hidden Lanes Festival 2021

    Fortitude Valley's day-long laneway party is back.

  • Food & Drink

    Winter in the Vineyards

    The Regatta is turning its courtyard into a vineyard-themed winter hangout — and serving up four types of mulled wine every Sunday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    So Fresh Thursdays

    Spend your Thursday night on the dance floor listening to 90s and 00s tunes.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Margaritas and Tacos

    Add two hours of margs and tacos to your Sunday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bleach* Festival 2021

    The Gold Coast's 11-day arts and culture festival returns.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Infamous

    After a season in Brisbane, this saucy circus and cabaret show is hitting the Gold Coast.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Live DJ Yoga: Vinyl Vinyasa

    Listen to DJs drop beats while you bust out your best downward dog.

  • Food & Drink

    Sunday Shawarma Party

    Gerard's Bar is serving up a weekly rotating shawarma for $20.

  • Food & Drink

    Los Tacos Tuesday Takeovers

    Tuck into $6 tacos every Tuesday at this Fortitude Valley eatery.

  • Aperol Kombi Tour

    This retro camper van is chasing the sun in the most logical of places this winter — the Sunshine State

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nine Lives Festival 2021

    Returning after a successful 2019 debut, this huge day-long block party is once again taking over The Tivoli.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane Distillery's True Spirit Bus

    Stop by Riverside Markets every Sunday for tastings and cocktail flights.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Friends! The Musical Parody

    This comedic stage production turns the beloved 90s sitcom into a song-filled satire.

  • Food & Drink

    One-Cent Wings

    Tuck into cheap chook pieces every Thursday night.

  • Food & Drink

    High Cheese

    Tuck into a tiered cheese tower and two hours of bottomless wine.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    Exclusive to Brisbane, this exhibition features everyone from Monet, van Gogh and Vermeer to Renoir, Rembrandt and Degas.

  • Food & Drink

    Showtime at Archie Brothers

    Once a month, you'll be able to head to Toombul for stilt walkers, magicians, burlesque and beverages.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021

    The city's annual laughfest returns with big names and big giggles.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Winter Village 2021

    Go ice skating, hang out in an igloo, enjoy a snow shower and dip marshmallows in espresso martini-flavoured chocolate fudge sauce.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gin Brunches 2021

    Sip gin cocktails, sangria and Pimm's cups over a shareboard brunch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    William Yang: Seeing and Being Seen

    This five-month exhibition features more than 250 works by the acclaimed photographer and performance artist, spanning his five-decade career.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Experience

    Relive JK Rowling's seven magical books in 70 minutes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Gigs & Picnics 2021

    Food trucks and free music in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Empire Strips Back 2021

    This OTT burlesque is the all-singing all-stripping 'Star Wars' show you never knew you needed.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Rooftop Yoga at Cielo

    Brisbane's newest sky-high bar is hosting sunrise and sunset fitness classes.

  • Food & Drink

    Vegan Mondays

    Brisbane's huge riverside brewery is serving up two-for-one vegan and vegetarian meals every week.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Valley Laneway Markets 2021

    Browse your way through Fortitude Valley's laneways twice a month.

  • Food & Drink

    Brunch With Bite 2021

    Add some drag, games and sing-alongs to your bottomless brunch.

  • Food & Drink

    Sundaze at Will & Flow

    See out the weekend at Brisbane's newest overwater bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Acoustic Wednesdays 2021

    Free live music, midweek each and every week.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga in the Park 2021

    Salute the sun first thing on a Saturday morning.

  • Food & Drink

    21 Sundays

    End your weekend with drinks and live music on a South Bank rooftop.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    For the Love

    Get your dancing shoes on for this waterfront festival.

  • Food & Drink

    Beirne Brunch Club

    Fortitude Valley's 24-hour bar and eatery gets into the boozy brunch game.

  • Food & Drink

    Sundaze Spritzes and Sunsets

    Sip your way through six different types of spritz while hanging out on this Newstead bar's deck.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Speakeasy Sundays

    Listen to live jazz while sipping $15 cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Wings Wednesday

    Choose between chicken and cauliflower pieces at this bottomless midweek feast.

  • Food & Drink

    Yum Cha Sundays

    Dumplings, pork buns and egg tarts, right by the river.

  • Food & Drink

    BrewDog's Dog Pawties

    Every Thursday, this riverside brewery is hosting parties for your pup.

  • Food & Drink

    Steak and Frites Night

    This once-a-week deal comes with bottomless frites.

  • Food & Drink

    Wandering Cooks Urban Produce Market

    South Brisbane's foodie hub will be serving up pastries, produce and bites to eat.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Felon's Beer Yoga 2020

    Bend, stretch and drink at Brisbane's CBD riverside brewery.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Brisbane City Cathedral Square Markets 2020

    Grab a bite for lunch, or stock up on fresh produce to take home.

  • Food & Drink

    $1 Oysters

    Enjoy freshly shucked seafood for pocket change every Friday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    West Side Story — Opera Australia and GWB Entertainment

    The classic Broadway tale of star-crossed lovers hits Brisbane this July.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Boy Swallows Universe — Queensland Theatre

    After being postponed from 2020, the award-winning Aussie novel will hit the Brisbane stage this year.

  • Food & Drink

    Cheeseburgers in Paradise

    Grab a $5 burger every Wednesday night.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Tacos

    $22 gets you a bottomless serving of tacos every Sunday.

  • Food & Drink

    $20 All-You-Can-Eat Pizza Wednesdays

    Serving up unlimited slices at South Bank.

  • Food & Drink

    Espresso Martini Fridays

    End the working week with $10 espresso martinis.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Sliders

    Head into The Kenmore for two hours of top-notch, bottomless sliders every Thursday night.

  • Food & Drink

    Wingin' It Wednesday

    Eat you way through two hours of wings for $18.

  • Food & Drink

    ZZT Brunch Sundays

    Tuck into a decadent Middle Eastern brunch every Sunday.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Dumpling Wednesdays

    Eat all the dumplings you can manage while surrounded by cherry blossoms.

  • Food & Drink

    Bao Down Mondays

    Two hours. All of the bao.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Pizza and Pasta

    Satisfy your Italian cravings with an endless feast.

  • Food & Drink

    Cheese Wheel Risotto Night

    Once a week, Salt Meats Cheese stirs arborio rice through a huge wheel of cheese.

  • Food & Drink

    High Cheese

    Swap baked goods for cheese, plus free-flowing wine.

  • Food & Drink

    Half-Price Tacos

    Barbara's resident Mexican joint has your cheap dinner sorted.

  • Food & Drink

    The Tropic's Beachside Brunch

    A boozy — and bottomless — waterside brunch that's worth a trip down the coast.

  • Food & Drink

    Dumpling and Martini Night

    Head to West End for midweek drinks and dumplings.

  • Food & Drink

    The Limited

    Expand your wine horizons.

  • Food & Drink

    $35 Martini Saturdays

    Pair bottomless vodka martinis with sliders every week.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Live From Our Backyard

    Catch weekly tunes in Brisbane's inner-city shipping container hangout.

  • Food & Drink

    Family Matters

    Spend some quality family time on Warner Street.

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