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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Week

Catch free live music in the Valley, or find vintage and handmade goods at a Fortitude Valley market.
By Concrete Playground
May 10, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
May 10, 2021
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  • Food & Drink

    High Cheese

    Tuck into a tiered cheese tower and two hours of bottomless wine.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    All My Friends Are (Leaving) Returning to Brisbane

    This Fortitude Valley exhibition explores a new phenomenon: people flocking back to Brissie, rather than relocating down south.

  • Food & Drink

    'Game of Thrones' Beer and Board Game Night

    Celebrate the hit TV show's tenth birthday while drinking Moon 'GoT'-inspired brews.

  • Food & Drink

    Unlimited Momo Night

    Tuck into all of the steamed, fried and chilli-flavoured momos you can handle.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Powerhouse's 21st Birthday Celebrations

    New Farm's former power station-turned-arts venue is marking its latest milestone with art, talks, comedy and tunes.

  • Food & Drink

    Soul Meets Cheers Vegan Night: Venice Edition

    A five-course vegan Italian banquet — with vegan wine and beer, too.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Locked Down

    Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor can't save this lockdown rom-com and heist flick from being dull, creaky, contrived and repetitive.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Time Travel Cafe

    This immersive theatre party will make you feel like you've leapt back to 1920s Paris.

  • Food & Drink

    Sriracha Sunday Fun Cha Lunch

    Every dish at this spicy meal includes Sriracha, including prawn san choi bow, quail karaage and Sriracha bloody marys.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anywhere Festival 2021

    See theatre, comedy and cabaret performances on a tram, in a gym and in an underground reservoir.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wrath of Man

    Reuniting for the first time in 16 years, Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie avoid simply rehashing their shared past glories in this effective revenge thriller.

  • Food & Drink

    Nasi Lemak Burgers

    This Malaysian-style burger is packed with fried chicken, peanuts, sambal and an egg.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    First Cow

    This rich, resonant and empathetic film about friendship and survival in a 19th-century Oregon community is director Kelly Reichardt's best yet.

  • Food & Drink

    Dine BNE City

    Cheap lunches, seasonal multi-course menus, wine walks and oyster trails — this 18-day food program has it all.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Khadim Ali: Invisible Border

    This exhibition combines tapestries, miniature paintings and sound installations to examine war, displacement and the refugee experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The United States vs Billie Holiday

    In her first lead role, singer-turned-actor Andra Day is phenomenal as the iconic musician — but the film she's in often feels both rousing and standard.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Dissident

    This thorough, exacting and understandably infuriated documentary details the life and death of assassinated Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Food & Drink

    Boho Social Club

    Drink cocktails and recline on cushions in the Regatta courtyard.

  • Travel & Leisure

    GoBoat Kangaroo Point Pop-Up

    Before GoBoat launches in Breakfast Creek, it's popping up at Dockside Marina in the city.

  • Food & Drink

    Urban Wine Walk Brisbane Autumn 2021

    Take your love of wine to the streets on this self-guided stroll between Brisbane bars.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Infamous

    The saucy circus and cabaret show returns.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spanish Film Festival 2021

    Watch your way through 29 movies from Spain and Latin America, including an award-winning rom-com, twisty thrillers and Gael García Bernal's latest.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Street Art Festival 2021

    Celebrate the homegrown heroes spraying some paint around and stencilling up a storm.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gin Brunches 2021

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Art Design (BAD) 2021

    Catch large-scale projections, First Nations weaving and art in unexpected places across four weekends in May.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    William Yang: Seeing and Being Seen

    This five-month exhibition features more than 250 works by the acclaimed photographer and performance artist, spanning his five-decade career.

  • Food & Drink

    Crab and Cray Cray Season 2021

    Spend autumn feasting on shellfish.

  • Food & Drink

    Australian Cocktail Month

    Eighteen of Brisbane's favourite bars will be whipping up exclusive cocktails during this month-long festival of booze.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cluedo! The New Suspects — Brisbane Immersive Ensemble

    Find out if it was Monsieur Peacock in the bar with the candlestick.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Gasworks Markets 2021

    Shop for fashion, art, homewares, plants and ceramics.

  • Food & Drink

    Schnitty Fest

    Ten weeks, ten creative schnitzel variations — and a cheeky $10 Wednesday special if you want to sample them all.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside

    Turning Brisbane's City Botanic Gardens into an outdoor art gallery.

  • Food & Drink

    Jazz Thursdays 2021

    Smooth whiskey and silky tunes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Half-Price Tuesdays at Event Cinemas

    Head to Event Cinemas and score 50-percent off your ticket price every Tuesday — including in Vmax and Gold Class.

  • Food & Drink

    The Bubbles Festival 2021

    Say cheers to two hours of sipping sparkling.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Disney+ Drive-In

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Rooftop Yoga at Cielo

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

  • Food & Drink

    The Hottest Ritas

    Sip your way through mango, watermelon, passionfruit and grape Nerds-flavoured margaritas.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Valley Laneway Markets 2021

    Browse your way through Fortitude Valley's laneways twice a month.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Love & Neon: The Cinema of Wong Kar-Wai

    GOMA is dedicating two weeks to films by the acclaimed Hong Kong director.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Acoustic Wednesdays 2021

    Free live music, midweek each and every week.

  • 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

    Beirne Brunch Club

    Fortitude Valley's 24-hour bar and eatery gets into the boozy brunch game.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Frozen the Musical

    The record-breaking Broadway musical, based on the smash-hit Disney film, is bringing Arendelle's frozen fractals and toe-tapping tunes Down Under.

  • Food & Drink

    Sundaze Spritzes and Sunsets

    Sip your way through six different types of spritz while hanging out on this Newstead bar's deck.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Speakeasy Sundays

    Listen to live jazz while sipping $15 cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Wings Wednesday

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

  • 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

    Steak and Frites Night

    This once-a-week deal comes with bottomless frites.

  • Food & Drink

    Wandering Cooks Urban Produce Market

    South Brisbane's foodie hub will be serving up pastries, produce and bites to eat.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Felon's Beer Yoga 2020

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now

    This summer, catch the NGA's blockbuster exhibition that's bringing women into the spotlight.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Brisbane City Cathedral Square Markets 2020

    Grab a bite for lunch, or stock up on fresh produce to take home.

  • Food & Drink

    Family Matters

    Spend some quality family time on Warner Street.

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