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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Week

Hang out in an igloo, or sip your way through 11 different types or martini.
By Concrete Playground
December 06, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
December 06, 2021
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Storytellers: Next Chapter

    Draw on the walls, make sunflowers and step inside a life-size storybook at the Museum of Brisbane.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dots + Loops Nonstop Festival

    This genre-bending music fest is bringing two stages and an art gallery to Newstead Brewing Co Milton's barrel hall.

  • Travel & Leisure

    HOTA Roller Rink

    Surfers Paradise' towering art gallery is turning its concert lawn into a pop-up skating rink.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Musical Bingo

    Tuesday night is now boozy musical bingo night at Brooklyn Standard, with drag stars Stefani Stefani and Henny Spaghetti on hosting duties.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Thinking Into Being

    QUT Art Museum's summer-long exhibition explores the thought process that brings objects, products and experiences to fruition.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Mezze

    Tuck into a two-hour spread of hummus, tzatziki, flatbread, haloumi fries and lamb kofta skewers all through summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The French Dispatch

    As symmetrical, idiosyncratic, thoughtful and delightful as ever, Wes Anderson's star-studded tenth film is one of his best.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Lost Leonardo

    As tense and suspenseful as any thriller, this wild art-world documentary explores the story of recently discovered potential Leonardo da Vinci painting 'Salvator Mundi'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Encanto

    Featuring infectious tunes by Lin-Manuel Miranda, this lively Disney musical is a gorgeous and heartfelt love letter to Latin American culture.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Card Counter

    Oscar Isaac is exceptional in this weighty and compelling gambling drama from 'Taxi Driver' screenwriter and 'First Reformed' director Paul Schrader.

  • Food & Drink

    Riverbar's Italian Summer Pop-Up

    Spend your summer sipping spritzes and eating octopus bruschetta by the river.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dune

    Phenomenally cast, staged and shot, this Timothée Chalamet-led version of sci-fi’s desert-dwelling space thriller is spectacular.

  • Food & Drink

    Take Me to The Candy Shop

    Tex-Mex chain El Camino Cantina is celebrating summer with bright-hued, candy-flavoured margaritas — complete with edible candy garnishes.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Snow Village

    Head to Toombul this festive season to wander through the snow, build a snowman and make snowballs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Monday Movie Night in the Barrel Hall

    Brisbane's riverside CBD brewery is starting off the week with free flicks in its Barrel Hall.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

    Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art's three-yearly survey of Asia Pacific art is back — this time with a participatory shrine installation and a ten-metre-long loom of human hair.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    Unpacking a sex-tape scandal — as well as the state of the world today — this Romanian award-winner is scorching and searing from its first frame to its last.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Tom Hardy and his parasite are back in this gleefully ridiculous sequel to 2018's box-office hit — and watching the actor argue with himself is the best thing about the film.

  • Food & Drink

    Le Bon Bakery Pop-Up

    Woolloongabba's C'est Bon is serving up cinnamon brioche, croque monsieurs, baguettes and other French bakery goods until Christmas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Titane

    Following a serial-killing car model, this ferocious and unflinching body-horror thriller is only the second-ever movie to win a female filmmaker Cannes Film Festival’s coveted Palme d’Or.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Rescue

    The Oscar-winning directors behind 'Free Solo' swap climbing peaks for diving deep, this time chronicling the rescue of 12 Thai schoolboys and their soccer coach from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Blue Bayou

    With potent performances and a dreamy-yet-gritty look, this deeply moving drama tackles America's immigration laws and their punitive impact.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Zola

    2015's viral 148-post Twitter thread about a Florida trip gone wrong comes to the screen, complete with candy hues, a bold approach and a savvy dissection of social media.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Drag Brunch

    Kick off your Saturday with a drag show, two hours of drinks and a non-stop pile of pancakes.

  • Food & Drink

    Palm Springs Pop-Up

    The Wickham has decked out its beer garden California-style — and it's doing themed cocktails, slushies and bottomless drag brunches.

  • Food & Drink

    In Full Bloom

    The Regatta is celebrating the warmest part of the year with spritzes, mushroom sliders, peking duck shanks and live tunes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    So Freshtival Summer Edition

    Party your way through a slick night filled with nostalgic tunes.

  • Food & Drink

    Yum Cha and Champagne Sundays

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

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Meat Platters

    Feast your way through unlimited pork belly, chicken schnitzels, chicken wings and German sausages.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema Brisbane 2021–22

    Watch everything from 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings', 'A Quiet Place Part II' and 'Dear Evan Hansen' to 'Dirty Dancing', 'Love Actually' and 'Home Alone' under the stars.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    No Time to Die

    Daniel Craig farewells his time as Bond in a thrilling, weighty and emotional swansong that isn't afraid to shake and stir the franchise's usual elements.

  • Food & Drink

    Spritz Pop-Up Bar at Eagle Street Pier

    Pair orange-hued cocktails with bites from Eagle Street Pier's eateries at this six-week-long pop-up bar.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Enchanted Garden 2021

    See one of Brisbane's most popular spaces in a completely new light.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Coorparoo Christmas Markets 2021

    Close that Etsy tab, Brisbane — it's time to get shopping (and festive) IRL.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Gasworks Christmas Markets 2021

    Shop for fashion, homewares and other festive gifts at this eye-catching Brisbane spot.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Disney+ Drive-In 2021–22

    Catch classic Disney, Pixar and Christmas flicks at this pop-up outdoor cinema on the Gold Coast.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The BrisStyle Handmade Christmas Markets 2021

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

  • Food & Drink

    Lune Lab Brisbane

    Lune Croissanterie is bringing its three-course croissant degustations to its new South Brisbane store.

  • Food & Drink

    Fish & Spritz 2021

    One Fish Two Fish is hosting decadent weekend lunches, pairing four courses of seafood with bottomless spritzes.

  • Food & Drink

    Beats and Eats

    Overwater bar Will and Flow is livening up Thursday nights with pizza, cocktails and DJs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

    This immersive exhibition lets you walk through Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel artworks without leaving Brisbane.

  • Food & Drink

    Darling & Co's Bottomless Brunch

    Drink unlimited bubbles from a fountain every weekend.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spectacular Spectacular

    The Brunswick Mall venue will transform into a Parisian club for one night only, and welcome in Brisbane musicians to relive the Baz Luhrmann film's soundtrack.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Victoria Park Christmas Putt Putt 2021

    'Tis the season to putt your way around this festive mini golf course.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Tides of Brisbane Boat Tour

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

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Sunday Brunch at Three Blue Ducks

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

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Gnocchi and Pizza Night

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

  • Food & Drink

    La Dolce Vita Brunch

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Jam Club

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

  • 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

    Imaginaria

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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Three Martini Lunch

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • Food & Drink

    Los Tacos Tuesday Takeovers

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

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Rooftop Yoga at Cielo

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

  • Food & Drink

    Sundaze at Will & Flow

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Acoustic Wednesdays 2021

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga in the Park 2021

    Salute the sun first thing on a Saturday morning.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Felon's Beer Yoga 2020

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

  • Food & Drink

    Cheeseburgers in Paradise

    Grab a $5 burger every Wednesday night.

  • Food & Drink

    $20 All-You-Can-Eat Pizza Wednesdays

    Serving up unlimited slices at South Bank.

  • Food & Drink

    Wingin' It Wednesday

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

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Dumpling Wednesdays

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

  • 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

    Dumpling and Martini Night

    Head to West End for midweek drinks and dumplings.

  • Food & Drink

    $2 Tacos

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

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Sushi

    Tuck into unlimited sushi rolls three nights per week.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Tacos

    Tuck into unlimited tacos every Tuesday.

  • Food & Drink

    Death by Cheese

    Cheese wheel pasta. Raclette. Every Tuesday and Thursday night.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Green Jam Sessions

    Kick back with Friday arvo tunes and food.

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