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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Week

Don't say you don't have anything to do this week.
By Concrete Playground
August 15, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Thursday Night Jazz Club

    Pair more than 100 different rums with silky tunes every Thursday night.

  • Food & Drink

    Ballistic Beer Yoga 2022

    Spend your Thursday nights stretching and sipping beer — in a brewery.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    In Queer Time

    Catch 'Weekend', 'Tangerine', 'I Killed My Mother' and other recent queer masterpieces at GOMA for free.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'The Afterlight' Screening and In-Conversation Session

    This new film only exists as a single 35mm print, which deteriorates at each and every screening until it will completely fade away.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Love of Life

    Brisbane-based artists Mabina Alaka, Ken Kikkawa and Hiroaki Eba have turned Brisbane Quarter into a forest of art.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    6 Festivals

    This lively Australian drama hops between local music fests — and will make you want to go to one ASAP.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Princess

    Solely compiled from archival footage, this expertly edited documentary about Diana, Princess of Wales and her treatment by the media would make a gripping double feature with ‘Spencer’.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Island Artists and Makers Straddie Arts Trail

    For ten days, North Stradbroke Island's art scene is in the spotlight, showcasing more than 50 artists and six community groups across 34 stops.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    MIFF Play 2022

    Can't make it to MIFF in-person? Keen to fit more movies into your day? This year's Melbourne International Film Festival is streaming 77 films over two and a half weeks.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pop-Up Puppy Yoga and Adoption Day

    Break out your best downward-facing dog with a posing pooch for company.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nope

    After ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’, Jordan Peele adds another bold, intelligent, eerie and supremely entertaining horror masterpiece to his resume.

  • Food & Drink

    Pawgust

    The Prince Consort is pairing pints with pooches all month, complete with special dog-friendly events, cocktails named after canines and fundraising for Animal Welfare League Queensland.

  • Design & Style

    Brisbane Open House 2022

    Explore the city's buildings and precincts over two big weekends, including at Woolloongabba's revamped Princess Theatre, the Fish Lane Arts Precinct and the Old Windmill in Spring Hill.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Meat Wednesdays

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Murder Party

    If ‘Amelie’ and ‘Knives Out’ combined, the end result would look like this candy-coloured French whodunnit.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bullet Train

    Brad Pitt's charisma, scene-stealing supporting players and spectacular stunt choreography help this assassins-on-a-train action-comedy mostly prove a blast.

  • Food & Drink

    Lobster & Co at Woody Point

    Head to Woody Point to tuck into two different types of lobster rolls — plus truffle fries and glasses of champagne.

  • Food & Drink

    Strawberry Sundae Kisses Beer at Stone and Wood

    Sip your way through a strawberries and cream-flavoured brew inspired by the Ekka's famed sundaes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Full Time

    This French standout turns a single mother and five-star hotel chambermaid's hectic daily routine into a relentless thriller.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Murder Mystery: Wedding Murder

    Sleuth your way through an interactive murder-mystery game in a former Fortitude Valley church.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Superfamous — Queensland Symphony Orchestra

    Exclusively playing the bangers, the Sunshine State's orchestra is set to wow symphonic die-hards and part-time culture fans alike.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A More Perfect Union 2022

    Gang of Youths are coming back to Queensland for the second iteration of their very own festival.

  • Food & Drink

    Pasta Palooza

    One Fish Two Fish is serving up four-course seafood pasta feasts, complete with dessert ravioli topped with candy floss.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bleach* Festival 2022

    Back for its 11th iteration, the Gold Coast's annual arts and culture fest will feature 233 artists, 94 performances and 36 events across 11 days.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kaleidoscope

    Go on, get lost — in this huge human-sized kaleidoscope that’s made of glass, steel, mirrors and moving prisms.

  • Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival

    Enjoy live music and local produce at this seaside food and wine festival.

  • Food & Drink

    Kingaroy BaconFest 2022

    Eat bacon ice cream — and plenty of other bacon dishes — at this three-day pork celebration.

  • Food & Drink

    Queensland Vegan Markets at Portside Wharf

    Queensland Vegan Markets is bringing its cruelty-free stalls to Portside.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Brisbane Kite Festival 2022

    A high-flying day of kites, markets, food and workshops is taking over Murarrie Recreation Reserve.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Gigs & Picnics 2022

    Listen to free live music and grab snacks from food trucks at this free monthly hangout in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.

  • Food & Drink

    R&B Brunch

    Pair margaritas, pancakes, avocado on sourdough, bacon and eggs, and brie and crackers with old-school 90s and early 00s R&B tunes once a month.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

    Glass slippers and pumpkin carriages are coming to Brisbane, with the Broadway production dancing into the QPAC Lyric Theatre from August.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Love Lust Lost

    Let curiosity guide your adventure through this immersive Fortitude Valley wonderland.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Studio Ghibli Film Festival 2022

    Get spirited away at this magical cinema tribute, with Studio Ghibli classics screening on Thursdays and Sundays throughout August and September.

  • Food & Drink

    Winter Reloaded at Wet Deck

    Pretend you're in the Swiss Alps at W Brisbane's après-ski pop-up, which features ski gondolas, firepits, gruyere fondue and spiked hot chocolates.

  • Food & Drink

    Beats and Eats 2022

    Overwater bar Will and Flow is livening up Thursday nights with pizza, sparkling and DJs — all for $20.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Legacy: Reflections on Mabo

    Thirty years on from the High Court of Australia's groundbreaking Mabo decision, the State Library of Queensland has enlisted 24 artists to reflect upon and celebrate Eddie Koiki Mabo.

  • Food & Drink

    Piano Bar's Ski Chalet

    Emporium Brisbane has turned its Piano Bar into a wintry ski chalet, complete with a fireplace, three-cheese and truffle jaffles to eat, and champagne to sip.

  • Food & Drink

    Fat Noodle's Street Food Series

    Chef Luke Nguyen is spending three months whipping up street food dishes, focusing on Vietnam in July, Thailand in August and Malaysia in September.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Palace Cinemas' $9 Student Saver Day

    The cinema chain is treating students to $9 tickets every Wednesday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    World of Wonder: Margot McKinney

    Scope out the bold and intricate work of Brisbane jewellery designer Margot McKinney, complete with rare gems and one-of-a-kind pieces.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Twilight Electric

    This riverside pop-up is bringing wild cabaret and a Japanese-inspired bar to Northshore Hamilton.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Blanc de Blanc Encore

    Prepare for a night of fun, frivolity and breathtaking acrobatics — all at Brisbane's new pop-up riverside precinct.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Maho Magic Bar

    A Shinjuku-inspired bar and magic show has hit Northshore Hamilton, bringing neon-lit vibes and sake cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    The Rooftop Lodge

    The Gold Coast's rooftop beach club is turning into a sky-high (and snowy) alpine lodge for winter.

  • Food & Drink

    Lina Rooftop's Sunday Brunch — Winter Edition

    Spend your wintry Sundays sipping bottomless bellinis, bloody marys and cocktail slushies on a South Brisbane rooftop.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Disney: The Magic of Animation

    Explore the Mouse House's huge animated catalogue via more than 500 original paintings, sketches and drawings.

  • Food & Drink

    Truffle Sundays

    Emporium's fine diner is serving up a five-course truffle degustation for $150.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles

    Rescheduled from 2020, Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art will host a showcase of weaved web-like installations by the Japanese artist.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane Brunch

    Howard Smith Wharves' rooftop bar is saying cheers to Sunday boozy brunches — complete with two hours of champagne cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Forbidden Forest in the Courtyard

    The Regatta is turning its courtyard into a forest-filled winter hangout, complete with a fruity cocktail menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Winter Afternoon Tea

    Celebrate the frostier weather with decadent pastries, bite-sized Reubens and stomach-warming hot spiced cider.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Paradiso's Universo Cocktails at W Brisbane

    Barcelona's Bar Paradiso has brought its acclaimed and inventive cocktails to W Brisbane.

  • Food & Drink

    $2 Taco Tuesday

    This lively chain of Tex-Mex bars is slinging cheap tacos one night a week.

  • Food & Drink

    In the Snow at Customs House

    Spend winter sipping champagne and eating Moreton Bay bug croissants in igloos by the river.

  • Food & Drink

    $1 Oyster Thursdays

    Slurp down $1 oysters every Thursday while soaking in city views.

  • Food & Drink

    One-Cent Wings at Beerhaus

    Tuck into cheap chook pieces in Bowen Hills every Thursday night.

  • Food & Drink

    Two-for-One Gyoza Plates

    Double your dumpling fix for the same price every Tuesday at Harajuku Gyoza.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane

    With artwork dating back two centuries, this city-focused exhibition surveys pieces that've captured Brisbane and its changes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Museum of Brisbane's Public Art Walking Tour 2022

    Spend an afternoon exploring Brisbane's stunning outdoor art.

  • Food & Drink

    Sundays at Byblos

    Pair cocktails and Mediterranean bites by the river every Sunday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Acoustic Wednesdays 2022

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

  • Food & Drink

    Rita's Bottomless Brunch

    Margarita jugs and tacos are on the menu every Sunday in Teneriffe.

  • Food & Drink

    Cheese Wheel Wednesdays 2022

    Eat creamy pasta scooped out of a wheel of cheese every week.

  • Food & Drink

    Triple T Tuesdays

    Spend your Tuesday night tucking into tacos, drinking tequila and playing trivia at Bloodhound Bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gin Brunches 2022

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Tides of Brisbane Boat Tour 2022

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

  • Food & Drink

    Yum Cha and Champagne Sundays

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

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Imaginaria

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

  • Food & Drink

    Sky-High Sundays

    Brisbane's latest rooftop bar is serving up soda cocktails, Mediterranean-inspired dishes and R&B tunes every Sunday.

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