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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
February 17, 2020
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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
February 17, 2020
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Richard Jewell

    Exploring the story behind the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games bombing, Clint Eastwood's latest drama champions a hero — but needlessly focuses on a cartoonish villain, too.

  • Design & Style

    Brisbane's Biggest Clothing Garage Sale 2020

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    The speedy bundle of blue fluff makes the leap to the big screen — but fans of the game might be left scratching their heads.

  • Food & Drink

    Dining in the Dark 2020

    Enjoy a three-course meal and drinks in (almost) complete darkness.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Emma

    Jane Austen's matchmaker returns to the screen in this dutifully faithful, perfectly palatable yet hardly memorable adaptation.

  • Travel & Leisure

    'The Office' Trivia

    Stop putting staplers in jelly and start answering trivia questions.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    For Sama

    Shot on the ground in Aleppo over five years, this award-winning documentary offers a heartbreaking personal perspective on the ongoing Syrian Civil War.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Coffee & Comedy

    Break up your afternoon with a free cuppa and comedy gig.

  • Food & Drink

    Beers on the Lawn 2020

    Two days of brews by the river.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn gets her own movie — and this candy-coloured, irreverently upbeat, frenetic and fluid comic-book caper proves both fun and formulaic.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Lighthouse

    After 'The Witch', Robert Eggers returns with another vivid, nightmarish and utterly entrancing horror film — with help from Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane Vegan Markets 2020

    Brissie's twice-monthly vegan market returns.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Color Out of Space

    Nicolas Cage gets wild and weird — again — in this kaleidoscopic spectacle of a horror film, which adapts a HP Lovecraft story.

  • Food & Drink

    Pool Bar

    Tuck into espresso martini soft serves, sit on deck chairs and soak in the riverside vibes.

  • Food & Drink

    Yeronga Craft Beer and Food Festival 2020

    Serving up Sunday afternoon brews and bites.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Grudge

    Returning two decades after the original Japanese film — and 16 years since the first forgettable American remake — this curse-driven horror franchise doesn't have much life left in it.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Not On Your Rider

    This music game show takes place live, featuring different musicians each month — and you can play along.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Feel Good Program 2020

    Everything is better when it's free — especially exercise.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Hidden Life

    Terrence Malick's trademark roving, lyrical visuals prove a perfect fit for this true World War II tale about an Austrian farmer-turned-conscientious objector.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Seberg

    This engaging biopic follows American actress Jean Seberg and her run-ins with the FBI, with Kristen Stewart fantastic as the big-screen icon.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Peanut Butter Falcon

    First-time actor Zack Gottsagen steals the show — and sparks up a warm rapport with Shia LaBeouf — in this kind-hearted road-trip comedy about a wrestling fanatic with Down syndrome.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Flickerfest 2020 — Best of Australian Shorts

    Another year, another stellar lineup descends on Brisbane.

  • Food & Drink

    National Margarita Day 2020

    Margaritas, tacos, nachos and one fiesta of a Saturday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Infamous

    The saucy circus and cabaret show returns.

  • Food & Drink

    Rosé and Cheese Party 2020

    Welcome to Bowen Hills' returning festival celebrates pink vino and gooey dairy.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dogs & Beats 2

    Hit the dance floor with your dog.

  • Food & Drink

    Citrus & Seafood

    Spend the afternoon with a spritz in hand at this Mediterranean-style pop-up.

  • Food & Drink

    Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival

    Head to the hinterland to snack on Asian street food, wander through a rainforest and sip beer, wine, gin and vodka.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Retro Cinema at Red Hill

    Revisit classic flicks at Brisbane's newest cinema.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Yot Club

    The next-level party boat has two bars, a stage and a dance floor — and it's sailing through Brisbane for the next two months.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    BrisAsia Festival 2020

    Feast on Asian delicacies, dance in cosplay to DJs or party on a rooftop.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fork Festival 2020

    A heap of Brisbane restaurants are offering half-price meals for eight weeks.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Limber Up with Llamas

    Already blissed out with baby farm animals? Try bending and stretching surrounded by these critters.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bongo's Bingo

    Yell "bingo" and wait for the drop — again.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Noise of Waters

    Splash through a selection of sea-focused cinema at GOMA's free retrospective.

  • Travel & Leisure

    X Cargo Pool Club

    The Valley shipping container hangout is bringing in a pool, cabanas and daybeds for summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Comedy Festival 2020

    Marking its 11th year, the city's annual laughfest returns with big names and big giggles.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Paint Your Pet

    Paint a portrait of your own adorable pet at this BYO boozy art class.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spiders – The Exhibition

    Get caught in Queensland Museum's web — with more than 200 spider specimens on display, including 12 live species.

  • Food & Drink

    Messina Gelato Appreciation Classes 2020

    Devour a four-course gelato degustation and discover the secrets behind Messina's sweet treats.

  • Food & Drink

    Fever-Tree Tonic & Gin Garden

    A bunch of G&T gardens are popping up at pubs and bars around Brisbane this summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anne Wallace: Strange Ways

    In the first major survey exhibition of her work, the Brisbane artist makes the ordinary look extraordinary.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema 2019–20

    Summer has arrived with the return of Brisbane's always-popular outdoor cinema.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Water

    Climb through a gymnastic sculpture, step over 100 tonnes of rock that recreates an Icelandic stream and see a real snowman.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Setting the Stage

    GOMA explores the influence of the stage on other art forms, including cinema, video art, photography, painting and sculpture.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    New Woman

    Celebrating the impressive work by Brisbane's female artists across the past 100 years.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    High Rotation

    Step through Brisbane music history from the past three decades.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nathen Street: Space Pixels

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

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