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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Week

Warm up with a hot, buttery and boozy beverage at this pop-up bar and pick up luxe goodies at a three-day boho-inspired market.
By Concrete Playground
August 12, 2019
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    The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Week

    Warm up with a hot, buttery and boozy beverage at this pop-up bar and pick up luxe goodies at a three-day boho-inspired market.
    By Concrete Playground
    August 12, 2019
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      • Design & Style

        Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

        Step into fashion history with more than 100 pieces, archival sketches and fabric samples from the influential designer.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

        Stepping back to 1969 with Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, Quentin Tarantino crafts what might be his best film yet.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Japanese Cultural Day 2019

        Spend a day celebrating Japanese culture at the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Sonic Masala 2019

        The annual music festival returns to the Greenslopes Bowls Club.

      • Food & Drink

        Winter Cocktail Markets

        Taste test your way through different boozy beverages.

      • Food & Drink

        New Farm Deli Pop-Up Picnic

        Enjoy an Italian picnic in the Merthyr Village carpark.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' 70s Costume Party

        Before you see Quentin Tarantino's next film, step back in time to the era it's set in.

      • Food & Drink

        Rum Royale

        Spend your day off sipping rum and listening to jazz.

      • Food & Drink

        The Green Edge Vegan Ekka Day Festival 2019

        Spend your day off feasting on animal-free dagwood dogs and nabbing a vegan show bag.

      • Food & Drink

        Japanese Degustation

        Feast on sashimi, wagyu and tempura octopus across five courses.

      • Food & Drink

        Ekka Carnival Fun

        Play carnival games while drinking strawberry milkshake IPA.

      • Food & Drink

        Ekka-Inspired Strawberries and Cream Dessert at Stokehouse Q

        The South Bank restaurant is serving up a special dessert, and donating part of the proceeds to a good cause.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        'Rocketman' Sing-Along

        Croon Elton John's hit tunes while watching his life story dance across the screen.

      • Food & Drink

        Yum (Cha) Beer

        Spend an afternoon pairing dumplings with beer.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Midsommar

        After the dark, deranged dread of 'Hereditary', director Ari Aster returns with a daylight nightmare that's just as disturbing.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Carnivale at Northshore

        Hit the ghost train or jump on the bumper cars at Eat Street.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Late Night

        Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling star in this smart, perceptive, endearing look at the world of late-night television.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Clueless: 90s + Early 00s Ekka Eve Party

        Find your best 90s outfit and dance to old-school bangers.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        $5 Movie Tickets at Dendy Cinemas

        Catch the latest hits and the newest flicks for $5 on the Ekka public holiday.

      • Food & Drink

        Good Pasta = Good Dreams

        Gerard's Bar is whipping up $15 pasta dishes every Wednesday night in August.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Who You Think I Am

        Juliette Binoche goes catfishing in this twisty online dating thriller.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Ekka 2019

        Crash dodgems, throw a ball in a clown's mouth and take home all the Bertie Beetles.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Ophelia

        A lushly staged and impressively performed alternate take on Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Palace Touring: 2019 Music Film Festival

        Tap your toes to a rocking lineup of music-themed flicks.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        TRACE 2019

        View art in unexpected West End places, and bid for your favourites.

      • Food & Drink

        Living Room's Fondue Menu

        W Hotel is serving up gooey cheese and chocolate — and you can even spike it with booze.

      • Design & Style

        Revive Fashion Festival 2019

        Spread the pre-loved love as Brisbane's vintage fashion festival returns.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Queen Tribute Night

        This dedicated Queen night will rock you.

      • Food & Drink

        Winter Woodlands

        Escape to a flower-filled wonderland of mulled wine and hot food this winter.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Unlearning

        As part of UQ Art Museum's latest exhibition, one wall will be repainted a different colour every day for 31 days.

      • Food & Drink

        Wine and Cheese of New Zealand

        Eat and sip your way through New Zealand's finest dairy and drinks.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Bris Funny Fest 2019

        Giggles from Brisbane’s fringe.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Diego Maradona

        The director of 'Senna' and 'Amy' turns his gaze towards one of soccer's most famous and scandalous players.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The White Crow

        Directed by Ralph Fiennes, this biopic about ballet great Rudolf Nureyev is at its best when it takes the contemplative approach.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Lion King

        This photorealistic remake looks astonishing and remains faithful to the original, but isn't completely convincing.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Crawl

        Pitting a father and daughter against snapping alligators during the middle of a hurricane, this creature feature is unnervingly effective.

      • Food & Drink

        Signet and Sweet

        Indulge with an award-winning scotch and some of Australia's finest chocolate this winter.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Apollo 11

        Five decades after the lunar landing, this astonishing documentary steps through the Apollo 11 mission using newly discovered archival materials.

      • Travel & Leisure

        The Netherworld Sideshow 2019

        The sideshow you go to when you're not going to the sideshow.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        'Clueless' and 'Mean Girls' Drive-In Double

        Head back to the 90s and 00s with two of the all-time great high school flicks.

      • Food & Drink

        Brisbane Burger Fest 2019

        Brisbane's dedicated burger festival returns for a third year.

      • Food & Drink

        Fire & Ice Food Festival

        Snow, fire, markets, food and more.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival 2019

        These babies only bloom for two weeks of the year — don't miss them.

      • Food & Drink

        Unlimited Mimosa Breakfast

        All of the buffet breakfast you can eat, paired with all of mimosas you can drink.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Spider-Man: Far From Home

        The official end of Marvel's Phase 3 offers a lot of laughs, a big heart and more than enough hope for the future.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Quilty

        Featuring the acclaimed Australian artist's raw self-portraits, plus works inspired by his visits to Lebanon, Syria and Greece, all across more than 70 pieces.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Random International: Rain Room

        Walk through a field of continuous rainfall without getting wet at this immersive installation in St Kilda.

      • Food & Drink

        Winter Festival 2019

        Embrace winter by the water with hot buttered rum, baked camembert and strawberry ice cream sandwiches.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Margaret Olley: A Generous Life

        Featuring more than 100 paintings and drawings by, featuring and bought by the late, great Australian artist.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        American Express Openair Cinema 2019

        Brisbane's annual outdoor cinema returns — at its new home in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.

      • Food & Drink

        Devon's Winter Truffle Menu

        Truffle lattes, truffle sandos, truffle sundaes and more.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Geometries

        Stare at shapes, colours and optical illusions at Queensland Art Gallery.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Monet: Impression Sunrise

        Claude Monet's most famous painting is the star of the NGA's latest exhibition.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Nothing But Time

        Jump through time with GOMA's new two-month film season.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Synthony — A Generation of Dance Music

        The Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra performs 30 years of dance floor bangers.

      • Travel & Leisure

        WinterWild 2019

        Victoria's after-dark arts festival returns to the coastal town of Apollo Bay for two weekends in August.

      • Food & Drink

        Riverland's Pop-Up Butter Bar

        Warm up your winter with hot, buttery, boozy beverages.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Revolutions: Records and Rebels

        This 500-item exhibition will relive the music, fashion and protests of the late 60s with pieces like find Mick Jagger's signature stage costume and John Lennon's legendary glasses.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality

        The NGV will host a huge exhibition of China's terracotta warriors this winter.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        NASA – A Human Adventure

        Featuring more than 250 historically significant items, including objects that have been to space.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Studio Ghibli Film Festival 2019

        Get spirited away at this magical cinema tribute.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Nathen Street: Space Pixels

        The free interactive installation is inspired by Atari 2600 computer games.

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