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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Week

Hang out in an igloo, or sip your way through 11 different types or martini.
By Concrete Playground
November 22, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
November 22, 2021
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Tom Hardy and his parasite are back in this gleefully ridiculous sequel to 2018's box-office hit — and watching the actor argue with himself is the best thing about the film.

  • Food & Drink

    Le Bon Bakery Pop-Up

    Woolloongabba's C'est Bon is serving up cinnamon brioche, croque monsieurs, baguettes and other French bakery goods until Christmas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Titane

    Following a serial-killing car model, this ferocious and unflinching body-horror thriller is only the second-ever movie to win a female filmmaker Cannes Film Festival’s coveted Palme d’Or.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Sunday Discovery Market Mega Garage Sale

    In addition to its usual 200-plus stalls, Brisbane Market is welcoming in garage sale pop-ups — just in time for your Christmas shopping.

  • Food & Drink

    River Quay Green Turns 10

    South Bank's grassy riverside spot hits the big one-oh with a weekend of picnics, long lunches and bottomless feasts.

  • Food & Drink

    Seafood and Spritz Fest

    The Regatta is celebrating the end of spring by rolling out the spritz cart — and dishing up oysters, calamari and prawn tacos.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase 2021

    Try a bite-sized sample of the up-and-coming comedians you might not have seen live yet.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Rescue

    The Oscar-winning directors behind 'Free Solo' swap climbing peaks for diving deep, this time chronicling the rescue of 12 Thai schoolboys and their soccer coach from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Blue Bayou

    With potent performances and a dreamy-yet-gritty look, this deeply moving drama tackles America's immigration laws and their punitive impact.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Zola

    2015's viral 148-post Twitter thread about a Florida trip gone wrong comes to the screen, complete with candy hues, a bold approach and a savvy dissection of social media.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Drag Brunch

    Kick off your Saturday with a drag show, two hours of drinks and a non-stop pile of pancakes.

  • Food & Drink

    Palm Springs Pop-Up

    The Wickham has decked out its beer garden California-style — and it's doing themed cocktails, slushies and bottomless drag brunches.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Radical Reels Tour 2021

    Get a mindblowing adrenaline high from the comfort of your cushy cinema seat.

  • Food & Drink

    In Full Bloom

    The Regatta is celebrating the warmest part of the year with spritzes, mushroom sliders, peking duck shanks and live tunes.

  • Food & Drink

    Yum Cha and Champagne Sundays

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

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Meat Platters

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema Brisbane 2021–22

    Watch everything from 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings', 'A Quiet Place Part II' and 'Dear Evan Hansen' to 'Dirty Dancing', 'Love Actually' and 'Home Alone' under the stars.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Tick, Tick… Boom!

    Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his filmmaking directorial debut with this passionate tribute to Jonathan Larson, as based on the 'Rent' composer's own one-man rock monologue.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Power of the Dog

    In her first film in more than a decade, acclaimed filmmaker Jane Campion directs a mesmerising musing on strength, desire and isolation, as aided by a career-best performance by Benedict Cumberbatch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    No Time to Die

    Daniel Craig farewells his time as Bond in a thrilling, weighty and emotional swansong that isn't afraid to shake and stir the franchise's usual elements.

  • Food & Drink

    Spritz Pop-Up Bar at Eagle Street Pier

    Pair orange-hued cocktails with bites from Eagle Street Pier's eateries at this six-week-long pop-up bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Julia

    Paying tribute to TV chef Julia Child, this loving culinary documentary serves up the cinematic equivalent of a hearty meal.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Many Saints of Newark

    Fourteen years after fading to black, 'The Sopranos' gets a firmly familiar but still powerful and engaging big-screen prequel starring James Gandolfini's son Michael.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eternals

    Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao brings a different look, feel and sense of thoughtfulness to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's latest superhero team-up.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer Nights at BQ

    Add gin cocktails and mango pancakes to your Thursday night at this inner city pop-up.

  • Travel & Leisure

    BITE Christmas Markets

    Embrace all things festive at this sprawling weekend foodie market in Brisbane's north.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Christmas Twilight Market

    This northside marketplace is spreading festive cheer across its 100-plus stores — and its indoor greenhouse.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Disney+ Drive-In 2021–22

    Catch classic Disney, Pixar and Christmas flicks at this pop-up outdoor cinema on the Gold Coast.

  • Design & Style

    BrisStyle Twilight Christmas Market 2021

    A big festive market in the middle of King George Square.

  • Food & Drink

    Lune Lab Brisbane

    Lune Croissanterie is bringing its three-course croissant degustations to its new South Brisbane store.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2021

    Melbourne's annual celebration of LGBTQIA+ cinema returns for its 31st year with a huge 145-film in-cinema lineup — and a 40-plus movie online program as well.

  • Food & Drink

    Fish & Spritz 2021

    One Fish Two Fish is hosting decadent weekend lunches, pairing four courses of seafood with bottomless spritzes.

  • Food & Drink

    Beats and Eats

    Overwater bar Will and Flow is livening up Thursday nights with pizza, cocktails and DJs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

    This immersive exhibition lets you walk through Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel artworks without leaving Brisbane.

  • Food & Drink

    Spring Spritz Garden at Riverbar and Kitchen

    Your spring plans can now include sparkling spritzes, riverside high teas and killer views.

  • Food & Drink

    Darling & Co's Bottomless Brunch

    Drink unlimited bubbles from a fountain every weekend.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Big Summer Block Party

    Party in the street, hop between Fortitude Valley venues and dance to 21 different acts at this new event from the team behind BIGSOUND.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Milton Christmas Twilight Markets

    Get festive on Cribb Street with artisanal gifts, Christmas dishes and a pop-up bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Yonder Festival 2021

    The Mary Valley festival returns for its third year with a huge lineup of local tunes, camping, laughter yoga and water aerobics — and you can BYO booze, too.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    British Film Festival 2021

    Spend a month watching the latest and greatest British flicks — including Edgar Wright's new thriller, a David Bowie biopic, and films starring Olivia Colman, Jamie Dornan, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021 Take 2

    Brisbane's 2021 laughfest was affected by lockdown, so the event has rescheduled some of its big names — and big giggles.

  • Food & Drink

    Eat Your Art Out High Tea

    Paint your own panna cotta and pair cocktails with edible prints at this art-themed high tea.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Victoria Park Christmas Putt Putt 2021

    'Tis the season to putt your way around this festive mini golf course.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Tides of Brisbane Boat Tour

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

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Korean Fried Chicken and Bao Night

    South Brisbane's Bao Bar is serving up bottomless chook pieces and bao every Tuesday night.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Sunday Brunch at Three Blue Ducks

    Start your Sunday with a boozy brunch, then hang out by the pool all day.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Feel Good Program Spring–Summer 2021

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

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Gnocchi and Pizza Night

    Spend 90 minutes of your Wednesday night devouring bottomless pizza and gnocchi.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ghost Stories: Spirits, Hauntings and Worlds Beyond

    GOMA is getting spooky with two and a half months of free films about spirits, spectres and being haunted.

  • Food & Drink

    La Dolce Vita Brunch

    Howard Smith Wharves' rooftop bar is doing Sunday boozy brunches throughout spring and summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Springfinity

    Flowered-filled art is blooming across the CBD's outdoor gallery this spring.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Livespark 2021

    Listen to free live music once a month at Brisbane Powerhouse.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Conflict in My Outlook — Don't Be Evil

    UQ Art Museum's latest free exhibition ponders the labour, data, infrastructure and all-round pervasiveness of our always-online world.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Imaginaria

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Van Gogh Alive

    See more than 3000 large-scale images of the Dutch master's works projected onto walls, columns and floors at Northshore Hamilton.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Winter Sessions

    Postponed from its winter slot due to lockdown, this multi-gig music festival is now spending spring spreading a heap of shows across inner-city Brisbane.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brickman Wonders of the World

    Check out the Arc de Triomphe, Leaning Tower of Pisa and Big Ben in Lego form.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    2021 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

    Australia’s longest running and most prestigious art awards for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists is back — and you can catch it IRL or online.

  • Food & Drink

    Three Martini Lunch

    End your working week with a leisurely — and boozy — midday meal.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dylan Mooney: Blak Superheroes

    Yuwi, Torres Strait Islander and Australian-born South Sea Island artist Dylan Mooney gives First Nations characters a comic book-style makeover.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Open Season 2021

    The Tivoli and The Princess Theatre are showcasing live music during this six-month series of gigs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    City in the Sun

    Museum of Brisbane's latest free exhibition embraces Brissie's subtropical reputation and vibe.

  • Food & Drink

    Sky-High Sundays

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    So Fresh Thursdays

    Spend your Thursday night on the dance floor listening to 90s and 00s tunes.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Live DJ Yoga: Vinyl Vinyasa

    Listen to DJs drop beats while you bust out your best downward dog.

  • Food & Drink

    Sunday Shawarma Party

    Gerard's Bar is serving up a weekly rotating shawarma for $20.

  • Food & Drink

    Los Tacos Tuesday Takeovers

    Tuck into $6 tacos every Tuesday at this Fortitude Valley eatery.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane Distillery's True Spirit Bus

    Stop by Riverside Markets every Sunday for tastings and cocktail flights.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Gigs & Picnics 2021

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Rooftop Yoga at Cielo

    This sky-high Fortitude Valley bar hosts fitness classes with a view — at sunrise and sunset.

  • Food & Drink

    Sundaze at Will & Flow

    See out the weekend at Brisbane's newest overwater bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Acoustic Wednesdays 2021

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga in the Park 2021

    Salute the sun first thing on a Saturday morning.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Yot Club 2021

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

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Wings Wednesday

    Choose between chicken and cauliflower pieces at this bottomless midweek feast.

  • Food & Drink

    BrewDog's Dog Pawties

    Every Thursday, this riverside brewery is hosting parties for your pup.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Felon's Beer Yoga 2020

    Bend, stretch and drink at Brisbane's CBD riverside brewery.

  • Food & Drink

    Cheeseburgers in Paradise

    Grab a $5 burger every Wednesday night.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dracula — Queensland Ballet

    Bram Stoker's gothic horror classic dances across the stage.

  • Food & Drink

    $20 All-You-Can-Eat Pizza Wednesdays

    Serving up unlimited slices at South Bank.

  • Food & Drink

    Wingin' It Wednesday

    Eat you way through two hours of wings for $18.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Dumpling Wednesdays

    Eat all the dumplings you can manage while surrounded by cherry blossoms.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Pizza and Pasta

    Satisfy your Italian cravings with an endless feast.

  • Food & Drink

    Cheese Wheel Risotto Night

    Once a week, Salt Meats Cheese stirs arborio rice through a huge wheel of cheese.

  • Food & Drink

    Dumpling and Martini Night

    Head to West End for midweek drinks and dumplings.

  • Food & Drink

    $2 Tacos

    Bowen Hills' new Tex-Mex bar is slinging cheap tacos one night a week.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Sushi

    Tuck into unlimited sushi rolls three nights per week.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Tacos

    Tuck into unlimited tacos every Tuesday.

  • Food & Drink

    Death by Cheese

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

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