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Everything You Need to Put in Your Diary for July

Peer at dazzling lights, feast on truffles and cheese, then see a 'Cruel Intentions' musical.
By Concrete Playground
June 24, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Power and the Passion of Jane Campion

    GOMA's Australian Cinémathèque is dedicating every Friday and Saturday in July to the films of Oscar-winning director Jane Campion.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Australian Kong Off V and Pinball Championships

    More than 60 pinball machines and 40 classic arcade games are taking over BrewDog's riverside Brisbane brewery.

  • Food & Drink

    Piano Bar's Ski Chalet

    Emporium Brisbane has turned its Piano Bar into a wintry ski chalet, complete with a fireplace, three-cheese and truffle jaffles to eat and champagne to sip.

  • Food & Drink

    WTF! Where's the Fondue?

    Live out your cheesiest dreams at this rooftop fondue night.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ali & Ava

    This lyrical social-realist drama from British filmmaker Clio Barnard tells a tender and touching tale about two West Yorkshire residents looking for love and happiness.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lost Illusions

    Featuring superb performances and an involving narrative, this handsome 19th century-set French drama about big dreams and stark realities feels oh-so-relevant today.

  • Food & Drink

    James St Food and Wine Trail 2022

    For four days this winter, James Street in New Farm will become a culinary wonderland.

  • Travel & Leisure

    CarselDINE Twilight Markets

    This northside market is celebrating winter with handmade goods and plenty to eat over 200-plus stalls.

  • Design & Style

    IKEA Mid-Year Clearance Sale 2022

    The Swedish furniture giant is offering discounts of up to 50 percent off until July 10.

  • Food & Drink

    Nutella Festival 2022

    Nutella doughnuts, cronuts, pancakes, pizza, bao and milkshakes — you'll find them all here.

  • Travel & Leisure

    NewBARKet Markets 2022

    With a pooch photo booth, stalls selling all kinds of goodies for dogs and plenty of pats.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Palace Cinemas' $9 Student Saver Day

    The cinema chain is treating students to $9 tickets every Wednesday.

  • Food & Drink

    Truffle Sundays

    Emporium's fine diner is serving up a five-course truffle degustation for $150.

  • Food & Drink

    Lina Rooftop's Sunday Brunch — Winter Edition

    Spend your wintry Sundays sipping bottomless bellinis, bloody marys and cocktail slushies on a South Brisbane rooftop.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Queensland Champions Cup

    Catch two English Premier League teams playing in Brisbane in 2022.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wallabies V England: Game Two

    Catch game two of this long-awaited test series at Suncorp Stadium this July.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane Brunch

    Howard Smith Wharves' rooftop bar is saying cheers to Sunday boozy brunches — complete with two hours of champagne cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    $2 Taco Tuesday

    This lively chain of Tex-Mex bars is slinging cheap tacos one night a week.

  • Food & Drink

    Jim Beam Welcome Sessions 2022

    Catch an exclusive (and free) Client Liaison DJ set this July.

  • Food & Drink

    $1 Oyster Thursdays

    Slurp down $1 oysters every Thursday while soaking in city views.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Calendar of Cage

    Thirteen weeks. One actor. So many crazy grins.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Even Cheaper Budget Tuesdays at Dendy Cinemas

    Head to Dendy Coorparoo for a tenner every Tuesday — or hit up Portside for $8.

  • Food & Drink

    One-Cent Wings at Beerhaus

    Tuck into cheap chook pieces in Bowen Hills every Thursday night.

  • Food & Drink

    Sundays at Byblos

    Pair cocktails and Mediterranean bites by the river every Sunday.

  • Food & Drink

    Two-for-One Gyoza Plates

    Double your dumpling fix for the same price every Tuesday at Harajuku Gyoza.

  • Food & Drink

    Vegan Mondays 2022

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Acoustic Wednesdays 2022

    Improve your Wednesday with free live tunes over a brew in this leafy beer garden.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Gasworks Markets 2022

    Shop for fashion, art, homewares, plants and ceramics beneath Newstead's heritage-listed old gasometer.

  • Food & Drink

    Rita's Bottomless Brunch

    Margarita jugs and tacos are on the menu every Sunday in Teneriffe.

  • Food & Drink

    Cheese Wheel Wednesdays 2022

    Eat creamy pasta scooped out of a wheel of cheese every week.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Pizza Mondays 2022

    Devour all the slices of pizza you can handle in 90 minutes for $25 — with a drink purchase.

  • Food & Drink

    Triple T Tuesdays

    Spend your Tuesday night tucking into tacos, drinking tequila and playing trivia at Bloodhound Bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gin Brunches 2022

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

  • Design & Style

    Suitcase Rummage 2022

    Trawl through Brisbane's favourite luggage-based trash 'n' treasure.

  • Food & Drink

    Yum Cha and Champagne Sundays

    Dumplings, prawn rolls and bubbles, right by the river.

  • Food & Drink

    Sundays at City Winery

    Sip frosé slushies, hit up the oyster bar and listen to live tunes at Brisbane's inner-city winery.

  • Food & Drink

    Sky-High Sundays

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

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane Distillery's True Spirit Bus

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

  • Food & Drink

    Fat Noodle's Street Food Series

    Chef Luke Nguyen is spending three months whipping up street food dishes, focusing on Vietnam in July, Thailand in August and Malaysia in September.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Snowland Putt Putt

    Putt your way around a winter wonderland.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Scandinavian Film Festival 2022

    Calling all Nordic cinema fans: Australia's annual showcase of Scandi movies returns to Brisbane.

  • Food & Drink

    Grape Grazing by Night 2022

    Raise your glass to Aussie wine — and brews.

  • Food & Drink

    Queensland Whisky Expo 2022

    Taste your way through more than 80 different drams across three hours.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Elvis

    Baz Luhrmann's take on the king of rock 'n' roll is a sprawling, exhilarating spectacle, as led by an exceptional Austin Butler in the pompadour and jumpsuits.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Christmas In July Twilight Markets

    This northside marketplace is bringing the festive cheer early its 100-plus businesses — and its indoor greenhouse.

  • Food & Drink

    Free Croissants at King Street Bakery

    Buy a barista-made beverage, score a free croissant — all to celebrate Bastille Day.

  • Food & Drink

    Taiwan Night Market

    Feast your way through noodles, bao, dumplings, bubble tea and more in Sunnybank.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Running Up That Hill 'Stranger Things' Party

    Listen to the 'Stranger Things' soundtrack and celebrate all things Kate Bush at this late-night party.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Only Rotoscoped Lightning Film Festival

    This new Brisbane film festival is completely dedicated to movies with hand-drawn lightning effects.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    World of Wonder: Margot McKinney

    Scope out the bold and intricate work of Brisbane jewellery designer Margot McKinney, complete with rare gems and one-of-a-kind pieces.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Men

    'Ex Machina' and 'Annihilation' filmmaker Alex Garland returns with a #MeToo horror film that's both blatant and piercing.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Surface Miami Street Art Festival

    Street art is taking over the Gold Coast's footpaths, laneways and walls, including 12 large-scale outdoor murals and a 2.4-kilometre fence line exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lightyear

    This Buzz Lightyear origin story doesn't soar to infinity and beyond, but it benefits from lively voice work and a scene-stealing robot cat.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nude Tuesday

    Spoken only in gibberish, and unafraid to bare all, this New Zealand sex comedy starring Jackie van Beek, Jemaine Clement and Damon Herriman is revelatory several times over.

  • Food & Drink

    Wine & Cheese

    Eat and sip your way through two hours of dairy and drinks.

  • Food & Drink

    Everyday We're Truffling — Truffle Month 2022

    Salt Meats Cheese is serving up a truffled-filled menu throughout July, including truffle baked brie, truffle gelato and truffle margaritas.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Portside Wharf Plant and Flower Market

    All things floral are taking over Portside, including 30-plus stalls to shop and a supremely photogenic flower wall.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Top Dog Film Festival 2022

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2022

    The world's best (and most shocking) photojournalism from the past year comes to Brisbane.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Etsy Winter Made Local Market 2022

    Etsy's IRL market returns to Brisbane for two days of browsing and buying — and with over 100 local makers, designers, artists and creators selling their wares.

  • Travel & Leisure

    QAGOMA Winter Design Market Weekend 2022

    Shop for Brisbane's best art and design across this huge two-day market.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Snow4Kids 2022

    Head to Springfield to wander through the snow, build a snowman and throw snowballs at targets.

  • Food & Drink

    Snow Week 2022

    Fifty tonnes of real snow is descending upon The Prince Consort — and so is an ugly sweater party, poutine and wintry cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    The Rooftop Lodge

    The Gold Coast's rooftop beach club is turning into a sky-high (and snowy) alpine lodge for winter.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Big City Lights

    This new — and free — festival of light and design will dazzle Southport for four glowing winter nights.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Reclink Community Cup 2022

    Brisbane's annual musos vs journos charity AFL match is back for its sixth year.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pixar Putt Northshore Brisbane

    A Pixar-themed mini golf course is popping up by the river this winter.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jane Eyre — Shake & Stir Theatre Co

    Charlotte Brontë’s gothic classic returns to the Brisbane stage.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    OUTstanding

    Next time you stroll around the city, keep an eye out for impressive First Nations art.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Twilight Electric

    This riverside pop-up is bringing wild cabaret and a Japanese-inspired bar to Northshore Hamilton.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Blanc de Blanc Encore at Twilight Electric — Strut & Fret

    Prepare for a night of fun, frivolity and breathtaking burlesque — all at Northshore Hamilton's new pop-up winter precinct.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Maho Magic Bar at Twilight Electric

    This Shinjuku-inspired bar and magic show is bringing its neon-lit vibes and sake cocktails to Northshore Hamilton this winter.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever 2022

    Roll and fall in green, out on the wily, windy moors of Milton's Frew Park.

  • Food & Drink

    Mould — A Cheese Festival 2022

    Brisbane's huge cheese festival is back for three dairy-fuelled days — over wine, beer, whisky, vodka and gin and sake, of course.

  • Design & Style

    Boho Luxe Market 2022

    Bringing the Byron Bay lifestyle to Brisbane for three days of stalls, food trucks and glamping inspiration.

  • Design & Style

    Brisbane Twilight Markets 2022

    Shop, snack and listen to live tunes as the sun goes down in King George Square.

  • Food & Drink

    Juicy

    Fortitude Music Hall is hosting its first-ever beer fest — and it's all about independent brewers.

  • Food & Drink

    Indie Spirits Tasting Brisbane 2022

    Spend an afternoon sampling more than 200 gins, whiskys, rums, vodkas and tequilas — and vermouths, mezcals and more.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Friends! The Musical Parody 2022

    This song-filled satirical stage version of the hit 90s sitcom will be there for Brisbanites this winter.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical

    Calling all 90s teens: this film-to-theatre adaptation is bringing its 90s soundtrack and dangerous liaisons to Brisbane.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Come From Away

    A smash on Broadway since 2017, it's based on the true story of 7000 air passengers who became grounded in Canada after September 11.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Not On Your Rider 2022

    This music game show takes place live, featuring different musicians each time — and you can play along.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    In Transit

    For its latest immersive installation, the Museum of Brisbane is exploring growth and healing through works about intersectionality, language, displacement and reclaiming history.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Splendour in the Grass 2022

    The three-day festival will return to North Byron Parklands after a two-year hiatus with Gorillaz, Tyler, the Creator and The Strokes.

  • Food & Drink

    Forbidden Forest in the Courtyard

    The Regatta is turning its courtyard into a forest-filled winter hangout, complete with a fruity cocktail menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Paradiso's Universo Cocktails at W Brisbane

    Barcelona's Bar Paradiso has brought its acclaimed and inventive cocktails to W Brisbane.

  • Food & Drink

    Winter Afternoon Tea

    Celebrate the frostier weather with decadent pastries, bite-sized reubens and stomach-warming hot spiced cider.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Maho Magic Bar

    A Shinjuku-inspired bar and a performance space in one, this neon-lit venue pairs sake cocktails and shōchū with magic shows at your table.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Satay Night

    This once-a-month satay night serves up two hours of non-stop skewers for just $30.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jenn Nkiru: Rebirth Is Necessary

    Brisbane's Institute of Modern Art is hosting the first-ever Australian solo exhibition by Grammy-winning artist, filmmaker and Beyoncé collaborator Jenn Nkiru.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Northshore Sculpture by the River

    Don't just stare at Hamilton's waterside scenery — spend two months peering at sculptures big and small at this free art festival.

  • Food & Drink

    In the Snow at Customs House

    Spend winter sipping champagne and eating Moreton Bay bug croissants in igloos by the river.

  • Food & Drink

    Scenic Rim Eat Local Week 2022

    Take your tastebuds on a trip south west of Brisbane to sample the region’s finest produce with more than 125 food and drink events across 42 locations.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Handmade Market 2022

    Forget machines — everything at this monthly market in Queensland Museum's Whale Mall made by hand.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bricktionary: The Interactive Lego Brick Exhibition

    Check out the A-to-Z of Lego — including more than 150 impressive models, plus six interactive building zones.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Gigs & Picnics 2022

    Listen to free live music and grab snacks from food trucks at this free monthly hangout in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane

    With artwork dating back two centuries, this city-focused exhibition surveys pieces that've captured Brisbane and its changes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Museum of Brisbane's Public Art Walking Tour 2022

    Spend an afternoon exploring Brisbane's stunning outdoor art.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles

    Rescheduled from 2020, Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art will host a showcase of weaved web-like installations by the Japanese artist.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Picasso Century

    Scope out more than 70 works by the Spanish artist, as well as 100-plus others from over 50 of his contemporaries.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Disney: The Magic of Animation

    Explore the Mouse House's huge animated catalogue via more than 500 original paintings, sketches and drawings.

  • Food & Drink

    R&B Brunch

    Pair margaritas, pancakes, avocado on sourdough, bacon and eggs, and brie and crackers with old-school 90s and early 00s R&B tunes once a month.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Curiocity Brisbane 2022

    This interactive art event is bringing immersive science-driven installations to Brisbane hot spots for 17 days this winter.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'The Room' Monthly Screenings

    The worst movie you'll ever see never stops selling out screenings.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Tides of Brisbane Boat Tour 2022

    Hit the water from the City Botanic Gardens to spend three hours floating past historic landmarks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    9 to 5 The Musical

    Dolly Parton's hit musical is coming to Brisbane.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Imaginaria

    A multi-sensory playground with light-filled mazes and inflatable bubbles is taking over South Bank.

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