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Everything You Need to Put In Your Diary for September

Putt your way through a spooky mini golf course, sip brews by the beach and follow a citywide arts festival around town.
By Concrete Playground
August 30, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
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  • 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

    Let the Music Play

    Celebrating live gigs after more than a year of lockdowns and restrictions, this multi-venue Fortitude Valley festival features The Jungle Giants, Shag Rock, Nerve and more.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Plant Market

    Brisbane arts, crafts and market group BrisStyle is heading to Roma Street Parklands for a Saturday shopping session filled with greenery.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Big Bounce 2021

    The world's largest inflatable theme park for adults is coming back to Brisbane.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Elph Social Tiny House Virtual Classes

    Build these adorable tiny houses at this online workshop.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Coming Home in the Dark

    More than just another holiday horror film, this tense, nerve-wracking and unrelenting New Zealand thriller dives into the country's complicated past.

  • 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

    Doggo Day at The Selfie Lab

    Take your pupper wandering through 16 colourful and neon-lit themed rooms.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    2021 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Blooms and Tunes 2021

    Listen to live music, tuck into a picnic and check out Roma Street Parkland's blossoming flowers.

  • Food & Drink

    La Dolce Vita Brunch

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

  • Food & Drink

    National Schnitzel Day

    Tuck into $10 schnitzels for one day only at Beerhaus or The Bavarian.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    BLAKSOUND

    Hear Christine Anu, Ziggy Ramo, Baker Boy and other First Nations artists share their thoughts about the music and arts industries at this three-day BIGSOUND spinoff.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Jam Club

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Swell Sculpture Festival 2021

    Currumbin Beach's annual outdoor sculpture fest returns for its 19th year.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Streamline

    Executive produced by Ian Thorpe, this brooding, moving and astute Australian drama follows a 15-year-old swimming prodigy who isn't certain if he wants to keep competing.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    Questlove jumps behind the lens with this exceptional documentary, which brings footage from the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival — aka "Black Woodstock" — to the screen.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    In its 25th film, the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces a new superhero — and adds a supremely well-cast martial arts movie to the sprawling franchise.

  • Free Doughnuts on DoorDash

    Spend $10 at Krispy Kreme and you'll be rewarded with four free DoorDash doughnuts.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Undercover Artist Festival 2021

    The disability-led festival making arts and culture truly accessible.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Massaoke Oz

    Sing up a storm in a crowd.

  • Design & Style

    First Nations Fashion: Walking in Two Worlds

    Celebrating talent from across Australia, this fashion show highlights contemporary garments and textiles by First Nations designers.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ishmael — Dead Puppet Society

    See 'Moby Dick' reimagined as a space saga — with puppets.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Let's Be Friends Furever

    Celebrate cute canines at this barking adorable theatre experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane's Art Boat

    Wander through inflatable art while cruising down the Brisbane river.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Street Serenades 2021

    Brisbane Festival's pop-up musical performances are heading to all 190 of Brissie's suburbs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Denis Villeneuve Retrospective

    Revisit 'Arrival', 'Sicario' and 'Blade Runner 2049' on the big screen — and dive into the director's early gems, too.

  • Food & Drink

    Australian Buffalo Wing Festival 2021

    Crawl around Brisbane eating the city's best juicy chicken.

  • Food & Drink

    Sweet Treat Month

    Tuck into salted caramel gyoza and Harajuku Gyoza's famous raindrop cake for $5.

  • 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

    Three Martini Lunch

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever 2021

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

  • 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

    Los Tacos Tuesday Takeovers

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Acoustic Wednesdays 2021

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

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Wings Wednesday

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

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Jab Club

    Get the jab, nab a brew at The Brightside.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Livespark 2021

    Listen to free live music once a month at Brisbane Powerhouse.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Portside Spring Markets

    Brisbane's newest riverside markets are returning — so you can treat yourself to art, plants, ceramics, accessories and more.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Irish Film Festival 2021

    Check out a gorgeous animated gem, a dramatic tale about two sisters and a lively music doco — all from your couch.

  • Food & Drink

    Wine and Cheese Festival

    Spend a Sunday afternoon sipping vino and sampling dairy.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Victoria Park Halloween Putt Putt

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Milton Markets: Spring Seasonal Flavours — Twilight Edition

    This weekly westside shopping gathering is hosting a twilight spring shindig.

  • Food & Drink

    Take Flight Friday

    Cloudland's Friday night tequila cocktail sessions will take your tastebuds to Mexico.

  • Food & Drink

    Rose Revolution 2021

    This huge rosé party is bringing 30 different pink-hued tipples to Fish Lane.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sky Castle

    Mosey through inflatable arches at this luminous pop-up installation at Northshore Hamilton — and on a boat.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Airship Orchestra

    Vivid six-metre-high figures are popping up at Northshore Hamilton — and on a boat — during this year's Brisbane Festival.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Amanda Parer: Lost

    Wander through large-scale botanicals at West End's West Village.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Florentijn Hofman: Messengers of Brisbane 2021

    Six giant Gouldian finches will peer over the city during this year's Brisbane Festival.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Imaginaria

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

  • Food & Drink

    Seafood and Spritz

    Spend two hours drinking bottomless spritzes while eating scallops, oysters, prawns and calamari.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Korean Film Festival in Australia 2021

    Australia's annual celebration of Korean cinema returns with a strong lineup of new must-sees and recent favourites.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Festival 2021

    The river city's annual festival returns with award-winning performances, world premieres and art activations galore.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    The hit sugar-dusted Broadway show is finally making its way to Brisbane.

  • Design & Style

    The Village Markets Windsor

    This huge fashion market is back for 2021.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    So Fresh Thursdays

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

  • 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.

  • Design & Style

    Brisbane Twilight Markets 2021

    King George Square's regular twilight makers' markets return.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane Distillery's True Spirit Bus

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

  • Food & Drink

    One-Cent Wings

    Tuck into cheap chook pieces every Thursday night.

  • Food & Drink

    Crafted Beer and Cider Festival 2021

    Spend a Saturday enjoying beachside brews, beats and beer yoga.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Underground Film Festival 2021

    Sydney's go-to event for all flicks weird, wonderful, out-there and anarchic is screening 30 features and documentaries during its digital-only 2021 festival.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Suitcase Rummage 2021

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

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    BrewDog's Dog Pawties

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

  • Food & Drink

    The Strawberry and Dessert Festival

    Celebrate strawberries by the sea — and get stuck into a heap of sweet treats.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Queer Screen Film Fest 2021

    Celebrate LGBTIQA+ cinema from your couch thanks to this 40-plus film lineup.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2021

    This splash of spring florals is returning for a whole month — and its night garden, food trail, sideshow alley and ferris wheel are all coming back, too.

  • 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

    Candyman

    The 90s horror franchise gets a sharp, smart and sublimely shot new instalment, as produced and co-written by Jordan Peele.

  • 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

    Amanda Parer: What's That

    A five-metre-tall inflatable humanoid will tower over Portside Wharf throughout September.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Archie at Home

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

  • 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

    Annette

    Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard play star-crossed lovers in this spectacular musical melodrama from 'Holy Motors' director Leos Carax and art-pop duo Sparks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    In Pursuit of Truth

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

  • 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

    A Midnight Visit

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

  • 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

    The Night House

    Rebecca Hall is exceptional in a haunted house movie that's made with horror style as well as smarts, but also sometimes falls victim to its own indulgences.

  • 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

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Respect

    This music biopic about the Queen of Soul follows familiar beats, but Jennifer Hudson shines singing Aretha Franklin's hefty catalogue of hits.

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