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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
May 20, 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
    May 20, 2019
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      • Arts & Entertainment

        2040

        The director of That Sugar Film returns with a passionate, upbeat plea for the future of our planet.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        La Boite — Romeo and Juliet

        A reimagined version of the Bard's classic tragedy, performed in the round.

      • Food & Drink

        So Fresh Barbecue

        Celebrate one year of Ballistic brews in West End with a barbie — and 90s and 00s tunes.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Dog Day Out

        The northside's permanent marketplace is going to the dogs.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Aladdin

        This live-action remake is suitably nostalgic and features a terrific cast, but never tries to soar on its own magic carpet.

      • Food & Drink

        The Bavarian Beerhaus' First Birthday

        Eat, drink, toss sausages, hold steins and devour the most pretzels.

      • Food & Drink

        Dumpling and Martini Night

        Head to West End for midweek drinks and dumplings.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        '10 Things I Hate About You' 20th Anniversary Drive-In Screening

        This 90s flick is a cult favourite for a reason — and you can relive it all at the Yatala Drive-In this week.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        'Batman' Anniversary Marathon

        Go back to the 80s and 80s, Dark Knight-style.

      • Food & Drink

        $15 All-You-Can-Eat Spring Rolls

        Phat Elephant is serving up your new mid-week feast.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum

        The third time is still the charm in this action-packed assassin franchise, with Keanu Reeves and his former stunt double-turned-director doing what they do best.

      • Food & Drink

        Pint of Science 2019

        Boost your brain over a few beverages.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Agency by Design

        When it comes to designing for disabilities, one-size-fits-all doesn't apply to prosthetic limbs, artificial eyes and more.

      • Food & Drink

        Unknown Pleasures

        Taste your way through the best drops from Australia's boutique, small-production wineries.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Vis-ability

        Hear and touch the art works at this sensory exhibition, which is designed for audiences who are blind or have low vision.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        All Is True

        Starring as well as directing, Kenneth Branagh explores William Shakespeare's retirement years in this thoughtful drama.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Hustle

        Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson can't save this gender-swapped con-artist remake, which just ends up scamming itself.

      • Food & Drink

        Felons Brewing Co. Autumn Feast

        Five courses. One brewery. One epic view, too.

      • Food & Drink

        Hellmouth Diner's Vegan Brunch

        Sip mimosas and tuck into vegan dishes.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Anywhere Theatre Festival 2019

        Including theatre on a moving bus, in an arcade and inside an airport hangar — plus a West End toilet crawl.

      • Travel & Leisure

        The Home Collective Market

        A northside market dedicated to homewares and greenery.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Stretch Yoga Community Classes 2019

        The Brisbane studio is running a series of $6 classes, with all proceeds going to charity.

      • Food & Drink

        X Cargo Sunday Farmers Market

        A weekly fresh food market at Fortitude Valley's shipping container hangout.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Top End Wedding

        This bright, breezy Aussie rom-com travels across the Northern Territory, and features a standout performance from star and co-writer Miranda Tapsell.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Long Shot

        Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen make a relatable pair in this heartfelt and hilarious political rom-com.

      • Food & Drink

        Dear Pluto Speed Dating Party

        If you're single, you'd best get ready to mingle.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        1985

        Powerful and poignant, this thoughtful drama explores a 20-something man's homecoming in the mid-80s.

      • Food & Drink

        Wine and Cheese — Seafood Edition

        Feast on dairy, drinks and the ocean's finest in the Treasury's courtyard.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Avengers: Endgame

        A fitting, loving and remarkable end to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Gloria Bell

        Julianne Moore is luminous in this captivating film from Chilean director Sebastián Lelio.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Curse of the Weeping Woman

        The sixth film in the Conjuring franchise serves up a few effective bumps and jumps, but also exposes a worrying thematic undercurrent.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Be In the Now: Kittens, Yoga and Meditation

        Just what your next relaxation session needs — tiny cats.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Burning

        This South Korean drama is a ruminative mystery, a fine-tuned character study and an intricately observed examination of human relationships all in one.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

        Thirty years in the making, Terry Gilliam's madcap epic finally makes its way to cinemas — and it's a loony ride.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Aftermath

        Sparks might fly between Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård, but this wartime romance feels finished before it starts.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Little

        This age-swap comedy is hardly original, but it boasts a standout performance from its young star.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        BRISBANE ART DESIGN Festival 2019

        A festival of virtual reality, installations, robotics and more is coming to Brisbane.

      • Food & Drink

        Bottomless Pizza and Pinnies

        Bringing unlimited slices and games to your Thursday night.

      • Food & Drink

        Wine Playground 2019

        16 winemakers. One afternoon. More than 60 wines, all ready for the tasting.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Galveston

        Elle Fanning and Ben Foster shine in this twisty crime thriller from actor-turned-director Mélanie Laurent

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Mid90s

        Jonah Hill makes an impressive directorial debut with this nostalgic, naturalistic skateboarding drama.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Pet Sematary

        The Stephen King horror novel returns to the big screen in this by-the-numbers remake.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Shazam!

        Shazam! is the kind of carefree superhero film that reinvigorates the fantasy of actually *being* a superhero.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Bouncing Back Handball Festival 2019

        Relive your schoolyard glories.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Don't Stop Believing 80s Karaoke Night

        Bust out your biggest hair and belt out a power ballad.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Us

        After winning an Oscar for Get Out, Jordan Peele returns with another masterful and unsettling horror movie.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Vivid Sydney 2019

        This year's radiant program includes FKA Twigs, Spike Lee and a field of 500 glowing fireflies.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        'The Lord of the Rings' Movie Marathon

        Stock up on lembas bread to make it through all three films, back to back, on the big screen.

      • Food & Drink

        Parmy and Paddle Degustation

        Four courses of chicken parmigiana goodness — from spring rolls to katsu sandos.

      • Travel & Leisure

        X Cargo's Fashion Rummage

        Shop for pre-loved outfits — or sell your own.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Cluedo! The Interactive Game

        Find out if it was Miss Scarlett in the bar with the candlestick.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Beauty in the B Grade

        A month-long program of old school horror, sci-fi, creature features and more.

      • 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

        The National 2019: New Australian Art

        This major three-gallery exhibition will feature work from 65 contemporary artists across the AGNSW, the MCA and Carriageworks.

      • 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

        Gigs & Picnics 2019

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Big Pineapple Music Festival 2019

        Nambour's must-attend music festival returns for 2019.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Book of Mormon

        It's Brisbane's time to get in on the crass magnum opus from 'South Park' creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

      • Food & Drink

        Indie Spirits Tasting 2019

        An afternoon of tasting and learning about Australia's best artisan spirits.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power

        This magical exhibition explores different perspectives on sorcery and witchcraft.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Studio Ghibli Film Festival 2019

        Get spirited away at this magical cinema tribute.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        'Star Wars' Identities: The Exhibition

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Nathen Street: Space Pixels

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        100% Brisbane

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

      • Design & Style

        The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift

        Featuring over 150 haute couture pieces from some of the world's most iconic fashion houses.

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