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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Week

Get your blood pumping at a free outdoor fitness class and take a tour of some of the city's best buildings.
By Concrete Playground
February 18, 2019
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    The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Week

    Get your blood pumping at a free outdoor fitness class and take a tour of some of the city's best buildings.
    By Concrete Playground
    February 18, 2019
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      • $35 MARTINI SATURDAYS

        Pair bottomless vodka martinis with sliders every week.

      • LITTLE BIG HOUSE'S FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY

        South Bank's party pub celebrates one huge year.

      • ITALIAN 5 AT 5

        Grab a $5 beverage with a $5 wood-fired garlic bread, every Wednesday to Sunday from 5–6pm.

      • ARCTIC

        Mads Mikkelson gives a powerful performance in this sparse survivalist thriller.

      • LIVE FROM OUR BACKYARD

        Catch weekly tunes in Brisbane's inner-city shipping container hangout.

      • JUNKY COMICS CLOSING DAY

        The West End favourite is shutting up shop — and saying goodbye with a party.

      • CHEESE WHEEL WEDNESDAYS

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

      • CHUPA CHUPS SLURPEE GIVEAWAY

        7-Eleven's slinging Chupa Chups-inspired Slurpees for zero dollars — if you're quick enough.

      • HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U

        This purposefully repetitive horror-comedy franchise is back for another run.

      • THE ROOM

        The worst movie you'll ever see never stops selling out screenings.

      • GIGS & PICNICS 2019

        Food trucks and free music in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.

      • GINFUSED FESTIVAL

        Spend a day knocking back juniper spirits.

      • ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

        It doesn't have the most original story, but this sci-fi action flick still delivers thanks to its compelling heroine and kickass fight scenes.

      • ON THE BASIS OF SEX

        Celebrating the early years of US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg's career, this biopic takes a conventional approach but does its subject justice.

      • KNOCKOFF IN THE CITY

        Catch free comedy at Brisbane City Hall.

      • CAPHARNAüM

        This Oscar-nominated drama is undeniably stirring, but never self-assured enough to be subtle.

      • ESCAPE ROOM

        Cashing in on the real world craze, this horror film features inventive killer chambers, but lacks intrigue elsewhere.

      • NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY

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

      • BRISBANE'S BIGGEST CLOTHING GARAGE SALE

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

      • $8 MOVIE TICKETS AT DENDY PORTSIDE

        A budget-friendly way to catch the newest flicks at Portside.

      • THE HATE U GIVE

        This compelling race-relations drama offers a perceptive, impassioned insight into America today.

      • ROSé AND CHEESE PARTY 2019

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

      • FLICKERFEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BRISBANE 2019

        Another year, another stellar lineup — and we've got double passes to give away.

      • BEN IS BACK

        A fine-tuned performance from Julia Roberts lifts this familiar addiction drama.

      • BRISASIA FESTIVAL MARKETS

        A day of food, stalls, shopping and performances in Brisbane's east.

      • SWEATATHLON

        Get active with a day of crossfit, pilates, yoga and more.

      • BRISASIA FESTIVAL 2019

        Feast on dumplings from around the world, dance in cosplay to DJs or party on a rooftop.

      • BODY POSITIVE POOL PARTY 2019

        Spend an evening splashing around for several good causes.

      • BRISBANE VEGAN MARKETS 2019

        Brissie's twice-monthly vegan market returns.

      • SINGLE ASIAN FEMALE — LA BOITE

        Discover what it means to be an Asian woman living in Australia in this stage comedy from 'Homecoming Queens' writer and star Michelle Law.

      • BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2019

        The city's annual laughfest returns for its huge tenth year.

      • VITRA 100 MINIATURES

        A curious German exhibition of classical chair designs is heading to Brisbane — and they're all fun-sized.

      • PILATES AND YOGA IN THE COMMON

        Bend and stretch for free at West End's newest green space.

      • STUDIO GHIBLI FILM FESTIVAL 2019

        Get spirited away at this magical cinema tribute.

      • MESSINA GELATO APPRECIATION CLASSES 2019

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

      • BEER FEST ON THE GRASS

        Hone your palate for the amber liquid, with more than 130 beers and ciders available to taste.

      • GREEN BOOK

        This Oscar-nominated race-relations drama boasts excellent performances and warm intentions, but still remains problematic.

      • MOVIES UNDER THE STARS

        Free films under the stars every Friday in February.

      • FREE SOLO

        This Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles the stunning tale of rock-climber Alex Honnold and his historic attempt to scale Yosemite's El Capitan without ropes.

      • THE FRONT RUNNER

        Hugh Jackman plays a real-life presidential candidate caught up in a scandal in this timely political drama.

      • SKATE KITCHEN

        Focusing on an all-female skateboarding crew, Skate Kitchen makes all the right moves.

      • STORM BOY

        This classic Australian tale returns to the big screen.

      • MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS

        With commanding performances from Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, this historical drama couldn't feel more relevant today.

      • AQUAMAN

        Jason Momoa charms in this special effects-laden superhero blockbuster.

      • MARY POPPINS RETURNS

        Everyone's favourite magical nanny is back in this charming sequel, with Emily Blunt leading the charge in a most delightful way.

      • COLD WAR

        The latest film from 'Ida' director Pawel Pawlikowski is a melancholic post-war masterpiece.

      • VICE

        Christian Bale is a sight to behold in a political comedy that unfortunately favours style over substance.

      • THE FAVOURITE

        This historical comedy from filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos is a savage, acerbic delight.

      • ENDLESS SUMMER

        Cool down with cocktail popsicles in a coastal pub.

      • APT9 CINEMA

        Bringing the latest and greatest in Asia-Pacific cinema to GOMA — and for free.

      • THE DESIGNERS' GUIDE: EASTON PEARSON ARCHIVE

        With more than 200 items will be on display — and a program of tours, talks, workshops and stylist speed-dating sessions.

      • MOONLIGHT CINEMA 2018–19

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

      • FREE SUMMER BBQ

        Munich Brauhaus is throwing free snags on the barbie all summer.

      • GARY CARSLEY: PURPLE REIGN

        A virtual jacaranda garden is blooming inside GOMA for the next five months.

      • MUSEUM OF THE MOON

        A giant floating sculpture of the moon, complete with NASA imagery on its surface, will take over Scienceworks.

      • THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

        GOMA's three-yearly survey of Asia Pacific art returns.

      • DAVID GOLDBLATT: PHOTOGRAPHS 1948–2018

        An Australian-first retrospective of the famed South African photographer's work.

      • 'STAR WARS' IDENTITIES: THE EXHIBITION

        Coming to Australia for the first time, this exhibit features 200 original objects from the 'Star Wars' series.

      • PATRICIA PICCININI AND JOY HESTER: THROUGH LOVE…

        Piccinini's works new and old will be displayed alongside pieces by one of her key influence, the late Melbourne artist Joy Hester.

      • MASTERS OF MODERN ART FROM THE HERMITAGE

        Artworks by Monet, Matisse, Picasso and more are travelling from Russia to Sydney for the AGNSW's latest exhibition.

      • ESCHER X NENDO: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

        The NGV's summer blockbuster will bring together the Dutch artist and Japanese design studio to create an immersive exhibition of optical illusions.

      • NATHEN STREET: SPACE PIXELS

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

      • MANDELA MY LIFE: THE OFFICIAL EXHIBITION

        A huge world-first Nelson Mandela exhibition debuts in Melbourne.

      • ZERO

        MONA's immersive ode to the radical artists of post-war Germany.

      • 100% BRISBANE

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

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