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Everything You Need to Put In Your Diary for October

Wander through a multi-sensory art experience, hit up a big street party or get spooked out in a shipping container.
By Concrete Playground
September 27, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
September 27, 2021
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Reel Music Video Festival

    Celebrate Queensland's best new music videos with screenings, awards and live tunes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'The Evil Dead' Triple Feature

    When Halloween is just around the corner, it's time to confront the undead with Bruce Campbell.

  • Travel & Leisure

    BITE Markets Halloween Spooktacular

    Trick-or-treat your way around at this sprawling weekend foodie market in Brisbane's north.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Midnight Visit Halloween Festival

    This spooky 36-room experience is dialling up the macabre over the Halloween weekend.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Harry Potter' Halloween

    Hop aboard the Hogwarts Express for a magical Halloween party to rival the Yule Ball.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Netherworld Halloween 2021

    To celebrate the spookiest time of the year, Fortitude Valley's arcade bar is hosting three different monster mashes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Harder They Fall

    Stepping back to the Old West with an all-star cast, this revisionist western is ambitious and memorable, smart and suave, and an all-round swaggering film

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Malignant

    After a slow start, 70s and 80-inspired body-horror flick from Australian director James Wan evolves into a limb-thrashing, blood-splattering, gleefully chaotic ride.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Last Duel

    Matt Damon, Adam Driver and 'Killing Eve' star Jodie Comer recreate medieval history in this weighty and savage drama from Ridley Scott.

  • Food & Drink

    Spring Spritz Garden at Riverbar and Kitchen

    Your spring plans can now include sparkling spritzes, riverside high teas and killer views.

  • Food & Drink

    Barks & Brews Halloween Edition

    Take your dog for a drink at The Brightside.

  • Food & Drink

    Netherworld Monster Menagerie Beer Festival 2021

    Netherworld's annual celebration of beastly brews is back with blood orange-spiced witbiers, mulled stouts and spiced pumpkin ales.

  • Food & Drink

    Darling & Co's Bottomless Brunch

    Drink unlimited bubbles from a fountain every weekend.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pick Your Own Sunflowers at Kalbar Sunflower Farm

    Spend a day frolicking through a field of 80,000 sunflowers — and picking them.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Environmental Film Festival Australia 2021

    Jumping online in 2021, this returning Aussie film festival explores the struggles and splendours of the environment.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Night of Horror International Film Festival 2021

    Add some scares to your October viewing at this Australian horror festival's 13th annual event.

  • Food & Drink

    Harris Farm Markets Food Trail

    Sample cheese, salumi, coffee, doughnuts, honey and more at this day-long tasting.

  • Food & Drink

    Collabfest 21

    The Scottish beer behemoth is dedicating a weekend to celebrating five local breweries — and their brand new brews.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lamb

    Affecting, surreal and starkly unsettling, this Noomi Rapace-starring folk-horror delight focuses on a grieving couple and their farm's newest arrival.

  • Design & Style

    Jungle Collective Rare Plant Party and Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale

    Fill your home with new green babies from this warehouse sale.

  • Design & Style

    Revive Festival 2021

    Celebrating recycling, reusing, repairing and thrifting, this Brisbane festival spreads the pre-loved love.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Halloween Float-In Cinema

    Splash around and sip cocktails while watching horror movies.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Restrung Festival 2021

    Metro Arts is hosting three days of strings-driven tunes, featuring everything from classical, folk and jazz to rock, pop and electronica.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Final Call

    Six installations have popped up around Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, all using art to contemplate climate change.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Night

    Devour all the linguini, pappardelle, rigatoni and tagliolini you can for $25 with a drink.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021 Take 2

    Brisbane's 2021 laughfest was affected by lockdown, so the event has rescheduled some of its big names — and big giggles.

  • Food & Drink

    Eat Your Art Out High Tea

    Paint your own panna cotta and pair cocktails with edible prints at this art-themed high tea.

  • Food & Drink

    Ochetoberfest 2021

    Drink German beers, eat mini pretzels and fling electronic darts at this five-day festival.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Fire Inside

    This sensitive and poignant documentary revisits Australia's 2019–20 bushfires, paying tribute to the communities affected and exploring the aftermath.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Alpinist

    Filled with breathtaking mountaineering footage, this tense and thoughtful documentary focuses on Canadian alpinist Marc-André Leclerc and his free-climbing exploits.

  • Design & Style

    Gold Coast Open House 2021

    Take a peek inside the Gold Coast's interesting and architecturally significant buildings.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia 2021

    Watch new and classic Czech and Slovak films at home, with CaSFFA going virtual for 2021.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lifeline Book and Gift Fair

    The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre will be filled with secondhand books for nine days — and brand new gifts to purchase, too.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Met Mega Weekend

    GOMA is staying open late for two big nights filled with must-see European masterpieces.

  • Food & Drink

    North Brisbane Vegan Markets

    Brisbane Vegan Markets is sending its stalls to the city's north once a month.

  • Travel & Leisure

    MOSAIC Festival 2021

    Brisbane's multicultural festival is back for a day of food, music and dance.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Paws Under the Stars

    This twilight market for cute pooches includes dog yoga sessions, dog ice cream and plenty of dog-focused stalls.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Korean Fried Chicken and Bao Night

    South Brisbane's Bao Bar is serving up bottomless chook pieces and bao every Tuesday night.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Series Mania Melbourne 2021

    The world's biggest TV festival is returning to Melbourne — and this year it's streaming its lineup for free.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Sunday Brunch at Three Blue Ducks

    Start your Sunday with a boozy brunch, then hang out by the pool all day.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Plantapalooza 2021

    Shop for leafy greenery at this one-day plant fest at Brisbane's massive permanent market.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    No Scrubs: 90s and Early 00s Party

    Jump a couple of decades back in time at this party soundtracked with old-school bangers.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Art Well — Mental Health and Wellbeing Creative Workshops

    Build paper sculptures, upcycle your old clothes and make air-dry clay figurines thanks to Roomies Arts' online creative workshops.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Feel Good Program Spring–Summer 2021

    Everything is better when it's free — especially exercise.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Riders of Justice

    Mads Mikkelsen proves as magnetic and exceptional as ever in this bold, entertaining and thoughtful Danish revenge-driven comedy.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane International Film Festival 2021

    This year's BIFF is screening 103 films across 11 days, including new movies starring Oscar Isaac, Tilda Swinton and Nicolas Cage.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Save the Night

    Every Friday and Saturday night in October, Savile Row is hosting live DJ sets by Brisbane's best local talents.

  • Food & Drink

    Espresso Martini Week

    Marking International Coffee Day with a buzz, The Inchcolm Bar is serving up decadent three-drink espresso martini flights from its week-long special menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane's Original Oktoberfest 2021

    Brisbane's beloved German Club is celebrating Oktoberfest with a three-day long-weekend party.

  • Design & Style

    Vinnies 30 Percent Off Sale

    The price is right at this two-day sale.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Italian Film Festival 2021

    This year's festival will kickstart your European holiday cravings with a 26-movie lineup of new and classic dramas, thrillers, comedies and documentaries.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Movie Frenzy 2021

    Rent some of the past year's big movies for pocket change.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Barktoberfest 2021

    Take your furry BFF for a Saturday morning browse.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Open Housewarming at The Princess Theatre

    Much-loved heritage building The Princess Theatre is reopening with a huge two-day housewarming party.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Maze — The Naughty Corner

    This eye-catching visual theatre work dives into Greek mythology with light-wire puppets and striking LED lighting design.

  • Travel & Leisure

    'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Halloween Heist Trivia Night 2021

    Show your love for the 'Nine-Nine' crew — and for halloween hijinks — at this dedicated trivia night.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Gnocchi and Pizza Night

    Spend 90 minutes of your Wednesday night devouring bottomless pizza and gnocchi.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Doggo Festival

    Pat pooches, browse pupper-friendly stalls and dress up your dog at this two-day canine celebration.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Midnight Visit

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    So Fresh Thursdays

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

  • Food & Drink

    Los Tacos Tuesday Takeovers

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

  • Food & Drink

    One-Cent Wings

    Tuck into cheap chook pieces every Thursday night.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Acoustic Wednesdays 2021

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

  • Food & Drink

    Big Band Cabaret Dinner and Show 2021

    Dinner, drinks and an evening of speakeasy-style entertainment.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Wings Wednesday

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

  • Food & Drink

    BrewDog's Dog Pawties

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

  • Food & Drink

    Wingin' It Wednesday

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

  • Food & Drink

    Bao Down Mondays

    Two hours. All of the bao.

  • Food & Drink

    The Limited

    Expand your wine horizons.

  • Food & Drink

    $2 Tacos

    Bowen Hills' new Tex-Mex bar is slinging cheap tacos one night a week.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Felon's Beer Yoga

    Brisbane's new riverside brewery is now the city's new boozy yoga spot.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Sushi

    Tuck into unlimited sushi rolls three nights per week.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Pizza

    Devour all the slices you can for $20 and a drink.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Tuesday Trivia at Archive

    Battle it out for the jackpot over a few beers from the West End bar's extensive selection.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Seance 2021

    The spine-chilling shipping container experience is popping up on the Gold Coast — enter if you dare (and aren't claustrophobic).

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sci-Fi Film Festival 2021

    Sydney's annual science fiction film fest is going virtual, and national — and you can stream all of its 80 films for $29.99.

  • Food & Drink

    Fish Lane Rose Month

    Spend a month sipping pink in South Brisbane.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Valley Fiesta 2021

    Fortitude Valley's annual music fest returns with a jam-packed three-day lineup, featuring DZ Deathrays, Butterfingers, Beddy Rays, Nerve and more.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lost Dogs Disco

    For ten days in October and November, 16 large-scale inflatable and interactive dog characters will pop up at HOTA, Home of the Arts.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Van Gogh Alive

    See more than 3000 large-scale images of the Dutch master's works projected onto walls, columns and floors at Northshore Hamilton.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ghost Stories: Spirits, Hauntings and Worlds Beyond

    GOMA is getting spooky with two and a half months of free films about spirits, spectres and being haunted.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Little Gay Day 2021

    Sahara Beck headlines a lineup of drag queens and performers, all taking over The Wickham to help raise funds for the queer community.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Elph Social Tiny House Virtual Classes

    Build these adorable tiny houses at this online workshop.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pixar Film Festival

    Dendy's two Brisbane cinemas are screening a heap of Pixar favourites for viewers both young and young at heart.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    2021 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series

    Queensland footy fanatics can catch all the finals action on home soil this year.

  • Food & Drink

    La Dolce Vita Brunch

    Howard Smith Wharves' rooftop bar is doing Sunday boozy brunches throughout spring.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Jam Club

    Once a month, QPAC turns Melbourne Street Green into a free Wednesday night jam session.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Teneriffe Festival 2021

    More than a decade after Teneriffe officially became a suburb, this community shindig and day of feasting continues.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Handmade Market 2021

    Forget machines — everything at this huge market is made by hand.

  • Design & Style

    Finders Keepers Spring/Summer Market 2021

    Support the next wave of independent artisans at this biannual art and design market.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Imaginaria

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

  • Food & Drink

    Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail

    After the Ekka was cancelled, the Scenic Rim's primary producers are rolling out the welcome mat and inviting Brisbanites down to their farms.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Winter Sessions

    Postponed from its winter slot due to lockdown, this multi-gig music festival is now spending spring spreading a heap of shows across inner-city Brisbane.

  • Food & Drink

    Urban Cocktail Trail: Fortitude Valley

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

  • Food & Drink

    Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours

    The second Regional Flavours mini festival for 2021, this one focuses on multicultural cuisine.

  • Food & Drink

    Three Martini Lunch

    End your working week with a leisurely — and boozy — midday meal.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Victoria Park Halloween Putt Putt

    Because you can tap, tap, tap your way around a themed mini golf course at Halloween, too.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pig

    Nicolas Cage puts in one of his finest performances yet in this thoughtful revenge thriller about a truffle hunter searching for his stolen pig.

  • 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 Killing of Two Lovers

    A hit at Sundance 2020, this intimately observed and astonishingly acted drama focuses on a family struggling with the repercussions of a fraying marriage.

  • 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

    Live DJ Yoga: Vinyl Vinyasa

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Big Deal

    'Bondi Hipster' Christiaan Van Vuuren joins forces with 'The Chaser' member Craig Reucassel to explore cash donations in Australian politics in this impassioned and engaging documentary.

  • Food & Drink

    Sunday Shawarma Party

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

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane Distillery's True Spirit Bus

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

  • Food & Drink

    Showtime at Archie Brothers

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

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gin Brunches 2021

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Gigs & Picnics 2021

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Yum Cha Sundays

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Boy Swallows Universe — Queensland Theatre

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Springfinity

    Flowered-filled art is blooming across the CBD's outdoor gallery this spring.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Conflict in My Outlook — Don't Be Evil

    UQ Art Museum's latest free exhibition ponders the labour, data, infrastructure and all-round pervasiveness of our always-online world.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Rooftop Yoga at Cielo

    This sky-high Fortitude Valley bar hosts fitness classes with a view — at sunrise and sunset.

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