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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This February

A float-in cinema for Valentine's Day, a huge tea festival in the Chinatown Mall and block rockin' beats from The Chemical Brothers: that's all on the agenda in Brisbane in February.
By Concrete Playground
January 29, 2024
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By Concrete Playground
January 29, 2024
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    BLUSSH Romance Festival

    Fall in love with romantic movies and books all over again at Brisbane's newest festival — 'Twilight' and Baz Luhrmann's 'Romeo + Juliet' are on the bill.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Emma Darrouzet: Have you Tried Meditating?

    This solo artist exhibit portrays the effect of unwanted advice in a series of vibrant pieces.

  • Food & Drink

    Three-Margarita Menu at The Inchcolm Bar

    Usually known for its martinis, this Spring Hill bar is pairing three margs with a two-course meal to celebrate World Margarita Day.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Blink-182: Australian and New Zealand Tour 2024

    The Californian band have reunited with Tom DeLonge for a huge world tour — including playing Brisbane.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bob Marley: One Love

    Another music biopic, another spectacular lead performance — this time from Kingsley Ben-Adir as Bob Marley.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Madame Web

    Casting Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney and Adam Scott can't save this tangled mess in Sony's 'Spider-Man' Universe.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pixar Film Fest

    Pixar is bringing 'Soul', 'Turning Red' and 'Luca' to cinemas Down Under for the first time.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'The Call of the Wild' Dog-Friendly Screening

    Taking your pooch to the pictures isn't just for outdoor cinemas — for one session only, your pup can see a flick at Woolloongabba's Angelika Film Centre.

  • Food & Drink

    Love Bug

    Spend your Valentine's Day — or week — tucking into a four-course One Fish Two Fish feast featuring Moreton Bay bugs.

  • Food & Drink

    Settimo Complimentary Cannoli Pop-Up in the Queen Street Mall

    To celebrate a year since opening in Brisbane, Guy Grossi's Italian eatery is giving away cannolis in the Queen Street Mall for one morning only.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Riceboy Sleeps

    Following a South Korean single mother and her son as they start new lives in Canada, this heartfelt drama is both tender and thoughtful.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Force of Nature: The Dry 2

    Eric Bana is excellent again as Aaron Falk, reteaming with filmmaker Robert Connolly to bring Jane Harper's second novel about the detective to the screen.

  • Food & Drink

    Lunar New Year at Treasury Brisbane

    Luke Nguyen's eatery is serving up banquets for two, complete with scallop dumplings and Vietnamese coffee tiramisu.

  • Food & Drink

    Lunar New Year at Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park

    Sunnybank's Year of the Dragon festivities include calligraphy workshops, balloon sculptures, AusOriental Orchestra performances and plenty to eat.

  • Food & Drink

    Lunar New Year in The Lanes

    Chinatown isn't the only place in Fortitude Valley to feast on dumplings, sip drinks and listen to music this Lunar New Year.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Argylle

    Not content with just one star-studded action-comedy spy franchise to his name, ‘Kingsman’ filmmaker Matthew Vaughn starts another.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    May December

    Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman are phenomenal in this complicated based-on-a-true-tale drama, while 'Riverdale' star Charles Melton turns in his best performance yet.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    AACTA Festival

    This new four-day celebration of Australian film and TV is debuting on the Gold Coast around 2024's AACTA Awards.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Queens of the Stone Age: 'The End Is Nero' Australian Tour 2024

    The Josh Homme-fronted group is touring Down Under for the first time since 2018.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jammin

    Sean Paul, Shaggy, Julian Marley and UB40 lead this two-day reggae festival, which is taking over Brisbane's Riverstage.

  • Food & Drink

    Year of the Dragon Chinese New Year Dinners at Stanley

    Celebrate Lunar New Year with a Cantonese feast and lion dances by the river at Howard Smith Wharves' Cantonese restaurant.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Musical

    You'll want to be this delightful Disney musical's guest at Brisbane's QPAC Lyric Theatre from mid-February.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Christine Ko and Louis Lim: Departure

    Family photos have been turned into kites at this Museum of Brisbane exhibition, which explores the migrant experience.

  • Food & Drink

    Pisco Sour Week

    Woolloongabba's Chinese Peruvian bar and restaurant Casa Chow is celebrating World Pisco Sour Day with four days of $14 cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Pizza Mondays

    Devour all the slices of pizza you can handle in 90 minutes from $29 — with a drink purchase.

  • Food & Drink

    HSW Margarita Week

    Spend 11 days sipping margaritas by the river at Howard Smith Wharves, and tucking into Mexican-inspired dishes from Stanley Chef Louis Tikaram.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    BrisAsia Stands Up

    Brisbane's Asian Australian comedians are taking to the stage for two nights of BrisAsia Festival laughs.

  • Food & Drink

    Lunar New Year at Donna Chang

    The CBD's Chinese fine-diner is putting on a week-long Lunar New Year menu, plus two days of banquets, to welcome the Year of the Dragon.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    '10 Things I Hate About You' Valentine's Drive-In Screenings

    This 90s flick is a cult favourite for a reason — and you can relive it all at the Yatala Drive-In this Valentine's Day.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Sound Society at Roma Street Parklands

    Listen to free live music in stunning natural surroundings once a month.

  • Food & Drink

    Vietnamese New Year at Ngon

    Celebrate Vietnamese New Year on Given Terrace with a night of feasting.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lunar New Year in Fortitude Valley

    The Year of the Dragon gets into full swing with firecrackers, traditional music and cultural dances — and plenty of food in the vicinity.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Lunar New Year at Brisbane Quarter

    See in the Year of the Dragon with lion dances, flaming lobster and decadent banquets.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lunar New Year Rooftop Party

    Party on a rooftop while dancing to live tunes, watching lion and dragon dances, and enjoying a tasty feast.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Chemical Brothers: Australian Tour 2024

    Hey boy, hey girl: the iconic electronic greats are bringing their block rockin' beats back Down Under.

  • Food & Drink

    Frog's Hollow Saloon x Alice Takeovers and Parties

    Three interstate bars are coming to Brisbane for one-night takeovers — and you can also hit up a bar rave and a bourbon-heavy second birthday party.

  • Food & Drink

    $1 Ramen Day at Motto Motto South Bank

    Celebrate Motto Motto's new South Bank store by slurping through a bowl of ramen for just a gold coin.

  • Food & Drink

    Lunar New Year Party: Year of the Dragon

    Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with three hours of non-stop dim sum and cocktails on The Terrace at Emporium.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rachel Burke: Nearly Midnight

    Fairy-tale fever has hit Brisbane Quarter, complete with a two-metre-high slipper covered with a million-plus miniature glass tiles, fairy floss-topped cocktails and egg-shaped waffles.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Jurassic World' by Brickman: Extended Opening Hours

    Can't fit in a daytime visit to see the dinosaur franchise's creatures recreated with six million-plus Lego bricks? Head by after hours.

  • Food & Drink

    BrisAsia ParTEA

    Sip tea in multiple varieties, taste new flavours and take a tea workshop — all in the Chinatown Mall.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Color Purple

    The second movie based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel takes its cues from the Tony-winning Broadway musical adaptation, embracing hope amid its heartbreaking tale.

  • Food & Drink

    Southside Dumpling Festival

    Feast your way through dumplings, har gow, gyoza and dim sums at this one-day event at Southside and Fish Lane Town Square.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Stretch Yoga Community Classes 2024

    The Holland Park studio is running free classes every Saturday in January and February.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anatomy of a Fall

    2023's Palme d'Or-winner is a stunning exploration of truth and trust, as led by a complex performance by Oscar-nominee Sandra Hüller.

  • Food & Drink

    Weekend of Tartness

    The funkiest, sourest, most-refreshing beers being produced in Australia and around the world will take over The Scratch's taps for three tart days.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    All of Us Strangers

    A ghost story and a love story, this Andrew Scott- and Paul Mescal-starring wonder is a film to swoon over and sink into.

  • Food & Drink

    Ever After High Tea

    W Brisbane's latest themed high tea is all about fairy tales, including a cookie cake book that you can paint before you eat it and glittery cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Iron Claw

    Zac Efron turns in his best performance yet in this crushing wrestling biopic about the real-life Von Erich family.

  • Food & Drink

    El Camino Cantina's Ritacoladas

    The next evolution in the Tex-Mex chain's frozen cocktails? Five weeks of margarita-piña colada hybrids, with nine flavours available.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Priscilla

    Sofia Coppola explores Priscilla and Elvis Presley's complicated romance in a deeply felt and sublimely acted film that's among the writer/director's very best.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Insect Agency

    Peer at more than 1700 insect specimens from Queensland Museum's collection, including hundreds of different Queensland butterflies.

  • Food & Drink

    Rosé Festival by City Winery 2024

    Brisbane's inner-city winery is bringing its celebration of drinking pink back to its home base, complete with stomping grapes, a blending workshop and, of course, sips.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Laneway Festival 2024

    Laneway is heading back to Brisbane Showgrounds this summer with Stormzy, Steve Lacy, Dominic Fike and Raye leading the lineup.

  • Travel & Leisure

    BrisAsia Festival 2024

    Feast your way through a dumpling festival in Fish Lane, then get sipping at a Chinatown tea party at Brisbane's citywide celebration of Asian culture.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mountain Goat Valley Crawl 2024

    Forty artists will play eight venues at Brisbane's huge — and free — multi-venue music festival.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Blade Runner' Live

    Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece is the next movie classic that's touring Australia's big screens with a live score.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    An Evening with Fran Lebowitz

    Fran Lebowitz is bringing her sharp opinions and deadpan humour back to Australia — including to QPAC.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Henry Winkler: The Fonz and Beyond

    The beloved actor is coming to Brisbane to chat about 'Happy Days', 'Arrested Development', 'Parks and Recreation', 'Barry' and more.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Felons' Cinema Sessions

    Brisbane's riverside CBD brewery is improving your Tuesdays with free flicks in its Barrel Hall.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer at WET Deck

    W Brisbane's pool bar is celebrating summer with drinks, bites and a pink-hued makeover inspired by Provence.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Float-In Cinema: Valentine's Edition

    Splash around and sip cocktails while watching romantic flicks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'River' Live in Concert 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival

    Apple picking, wine fiestas, berry farm tours, grape-stomping sessions, leafy gardens — you'll find them all southwest of Brisbane.

  • Food & Drink

    $10 Ramen at Hai Hai

    Slurp your way through the beginning of the week at this Paddington ramen joint.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rent

    Jonathan Larson's Tony-winning hit is the next Broadway musical that's returning to Australia.

  • Food & Drink

    Riverside Bottomless Brunch: Summer Edition

    Riverland is spending summer sending your tastebuds to Japan — including during a three-course brunch with two hours of drinks.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer Sundays Pool Parties

    Pair beers, beats, swims and views over the city at this summer Sunday session.

  • Food & Drink

    Nautilus Beach Club: Maldives Moments

    The Westin Brisbane has turned its swim-up pool bar into a five-month-long Maldives-themed beach club — and it's serving floating breakfasts.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fairy Tales Cinema: Truth, Power and Enchantment

    Fairy tales aren't just gracing GOMA's walls until April — a free screen program filled with them is taking over the Australian Cinémathèque, too.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Chicago

    The smash-hit musical is bringing its 1920s razzle dazzle — and all that jazz — back to Brisbane.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rearranged: Art of the Flower

    This vibrant free floral exhibition at King George Square's art museum features local artists exploring Brisbane blooms.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The NBA Exhibition

    This huge interactive NBA exhibition bounces through basketball history, celebrating hoop dreams across 20 themed sections.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema Brisbane 2023–24

    Grab your picnic basket and get ready for a dress-up 'Barbie' party, festive flicks, and nostalgic sessions of 'Jurassic Park' and 'The Mighty Ducks’.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Jurassic World' by Brickman

    Lego finds a way — with more than 50 dinosaurs, props and scenes from the movie built out of the popular plastic bricks.

  • Travel & Leisure

    $2 Summer Dips

    Brisbane City Council's 22 public pools are slashing their entry fees to $2 all summer long.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fairy Tales

    Wander through a twisted woodland, see David Bowie's 'Labyrinth' costume, and enjoy Yayoi Kusama and Patricia Piccinini's magical work at GOMA's blockbuster fairy tales exhibition.

  • Design & Style

    Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street

    A massive sneaker exhibition from London's Design Museum with 200-plus shoes is taking over HOTA Gallery on the Gold Coast.

  • Food & Drink

    Sensory Sips

    W Brisbane's new Living Room Bar cocktail menu comes with an immersive light, sound and art installation.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'The Dark Side of the Moon' Planetarium Experience

    This mind-bending show will get you staring up at a 12.5-metre fulldome screen to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s classic record.

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