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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Week

Head to a moonlit food truck party, catch a flick at the Gold Coast Film Festival and eat a degustation dedicated to beer and bacon.
By Concrete Playground
April 16, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Week

    Head to a moonlit food truck party, catch a flick at the Gold Coast Film Festival and eat a degustation dedicated to beer and bacon.
    By Concrete Playground
    April 16, 2018
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      • EXPANDED DISCRETE STATES: CRAFT + DESIGN

        Combining craft and design across architecture, jewellery, fashion, weaving, industrial design and public art.

      • NOOSA VEGAN FESTIVAL

        The Sunshine Coast hotspot gets its first ever vegan fest.

      • BIG BAND CABARET DINNER AND SHOW

        Dinner, drinks and an evening of speakeasy-style entertainment.

      • THE CRUCIBLE — BRISBANE ARTS THEATRE

        Arthur Miller's classic play returns to the Brisbane stage — and it couldn't be more timely.

      • GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        Featuring a lineup of new Aussie flicks and international hits.

      • ESPRESSO TUESDAYS

        Salt Meats Cheese gives your Tuesdays a much-needed buzz.

      • WE HATE GLUTEN FESTIVAL

        Bowen Hills' new food truck hangout is ditching gluten for two days.

      • TRANSBOUNDARIES: ART + CONNECTION

        QUT Art Museum showcases the university's creative alumi across many disciplines.

      • ISLE OF DOGS

        Wes Anderson's latest film is a doggone delight, complete with gorgeous stop-motion animation and a vibrant all-star voice cast.

      • THE PARTY

        This brief social satire is packed with scathing humour and boasts an absolutely stellar cast.

      • $5 MOVIE TICKETS AT DENDY COORPAROO

        Catch the latest hits and the newest flicks for just five bucks when you book online.

      • THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE

        Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki crafts an amusing and earnest look at Europe's refugee crisis.

      • THE DEATH OF STALIN

        The latest film from the man behind The Thick of It and Veep is a provocative Soviet comedy with plenty of modern parallels.

      • A QUIET PLACE

        Directed by John Krasinski and starring a formidable Emily Blunt, this almost entirely dialogue-free horror flick speaks volumes.

      • THE SUNSET SOCIAL

        Drinks, music and food trucks, fortnightly at Davies Park.

      • HAVE YOU SEEN THE LISTERS?

        An insightful and involving look at the career, impact and enigma of "Brissie's Banksy".

      • A WRINKLE IN TIME

        This big-thinking, big-hearted sci-fi adventure boasts gorgeous visuals and a giant-sized Oprah, but it's definitely a kids' flick.

      • FREAK STREET: RADIOACTIVE SLIME

        Netherworld hosts its first ever art exhibition.

      • CURIOUS AFFECTION — FILM PROGRAM

        Dive deep into empathetic science fiction flicks and horror films, as selected by artist Patricia Piccinini.

      • RAMEN WEDNESDAYS

        Slurp up Gerard's flavoursome ramen every Wednesday in April.

      • VINYL & THE CITY

        End-of-weekend drinks with one heck of a view.

      • PACIFIC RIM UPRISING

        It's not nearly as thoughtful as the original film, but at least the action scenes are entertaining.

      • THE SOCIETY AUTUMN SERIES

        Sip, snack and enjoy the view at Brisbane's latest sky-high seasonal shindigs.

      • SOUND OFF AT THE SUMMIT

        Practice your best mountain pose while you’re standing on one.

      • BEER & BACON: A DEGUSTATION

        Five courses dedicated to one delicious pairing.

      • SPICE WORLD — 20TH ANNIVERSARY DRIVE-IN SING-A-LONG

        Nostalgia, sing-screaming and choc tops, all in your car.

      • BRISBANE'S BIGGEST CLOTHING GARAGE SALE

        Head to Paddington for a huge treasure trove of vintage finds.

      • SHORNCLIFFE FOOD TRUCK FEST

        Meals on wheels with a coastal view.

      • WAVE FESTIVAL

        Queensland Symphony Orchestra delves into hip hop, poetry and electronic music with their new two-day festival.

      • DUTCH COURAGE COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS SERIES 2018

        There's knocking back tasty tipples, and then there's making them.

      • BRISBANE VEGAN MARKETS 2018

        Brissie's twice-monthly vegan market returns.

      • DEATH VALLEY SUNDAY BBQ

        A once-a-month smokey barbecue with all the sides.

      • X-FILES: THE MUSICAL

        The truth is out there — in song, on the stage.

      • CANOWINDRA INTERNATIONAL BALLOON CHALLENGE

        Watch the sky come alive with balloons.

      • AMERICAN IDIOT

        Green Day's acclaimed musical returns to Brisbane.

      • GAUGE X

        The South Bank restaurant gets experimental with its new monthly dinner series.

      • ANTHONY LISTER: THE FLOWER SHOW

        Brisbane street art meets Van Gogh and Andy Warhol.

      • SUNDAY HOT CLUB 2018

        A relaxed afternoon of gypsy jazz, French wine and cheese.

      • THE MERCY

        This dramatic true story is a film of two halves, but there's enough that works to keep it afloat.

      • ROBERT SMITHSON: TIME CRYSTALS

        The first exhibition in Australia dedicated to this inventive and influential artist.

      • SALT MEATS CHEESE'S SUNDAY SESSIONS

        Settle in for pizza, spritz jugs and live music every Sunday.

      • BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2018

        The city's annual laughfest returns for its ninth year.

      • DEATH BY CHEESE

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

      • FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

        Annette Bening and Jamie Bell are exceptional in this moving story about a Hollywood icon.

      • RNB FRY DAYS

        Kick off the weekend with fried chicken and R 'n' B bangers.

      • FRIDAY FEELS

        Free tunes come to South Bank's new arts precinct every Friday night.

      • LITTLE BIG THURSDAYS

        Live music comes to South Bank's new party pub every Thursday night.

      • SATURDAY SOIRéE & SUPPER

        The Valley favourite has relaxing Saturday afternoons covered.

      • THE LADY AND THE UNICORN

        Check out the 'Mona Lisa of the Middle Ages' at the Art Gallery of NSW.

      • MILTON MARKETS

        This weekly westside shopping gathering is worth getting up early for.

      • FLOWSTATE

        A temporary creative space with a glowing arc-like LED installation, workshops and a year-long program of free events.

      • GREEN JAM SESSIONS 2018

        Kick back with Friday arvo tunes and food.

      • ENDLESS YUM CHA

        The dumplings and spring rolls don't stop, every Sunday.

      • BUENO BUENO

        Serving up $3 tacos every Thursday.

      • ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PIZZA

        Devour all the slices you can for $20 and a drink.

      • TUESDAY TRIVIA AT ARCHIVE

        Battle it out for the jackpot over a few beers from the West End bar's extensive selection.

      • MAO'S LAST DANCER, THE EXHIBITION: A PORTRAIT OF LI CUNXIN

        Explore the story behind the book and film in this world-premiere exhibition.

      • OUR COLLECTION: JOURNEYS INTO THE ASIA-PACIFIC

        The Museum of Brisbane journeys through their collection with an exhibition of travel-inspired pieces.

      • LIVE 'N' LOCAL

        One of the Valley's favourite music venues launches a new regular showcase of homegrown talent.

      • LIVESPARK

        Free live music every Sunday at Brisbane Powerhouse.

      • PETS AT THE GABBA

        Brisbane gets its first regular market dedicated to pets.

      • KARAOKE THURSDAYS AT THE BRUNSWICK HOTEL

        A free karaoke night in New Farm.

      • MT GRAVATT MARKETTA

        A new Saturday night foodie market south of the river.

      • 100% BRISBANE

        A semi-permanent interactive exhibition that holds a mirror to Brisbanites.

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