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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Weekend

Spend your weekend sipping margaritas by the river, getting immersed in fairy tales and seeing a Brisbane bar turned into a rave cave.
By Concrete Playground
February 22, 2024
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

    Whimsical, tender, deadpan and enchanting, this French-language Canadian coming-of-age dramedy is about a bloodsucker who doesn't want to kill people.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Drive-Away Dolls

    There’s no shortage of Coenesque fun in this gloriously wild road-trip comedy, even with just one of the filmmaking brothers driving the show.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Zone of Interest

    More than a decade after 'Under the Skin', filmmaker Jonathan Glazer returns with a chilling and unforgettable Holocaust drama.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    BLUSSH Romance Festival

    Fall in love with romantic movies and books all over again at Brisbane's newest festival — 'Twilight' and Baz Luhrmann's 'Romeo + Juliet' are on the bill.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Emma Darrouzet: Have you Tried Meditating?

    This solo artist exhibit portrays the effect of unwanted advice in a series of vibrant pieces.

  • Food & Drink

    Three-Margarita Menu at The Inchcolm Bar

    Usually known for its martinis, this Spring Hill bar is pairing three margs with a two-course meal to celebrate World Margarita Day.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bob Marley: One Love

    Another music biopic, another spectacular lead performance — this time from Kingsley Ben-Adir as Bob Marley.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Queens of the Stone Age: 'The End Is Nero' Australian Tour 2024

    The Josh Homme-fronted group is touring Down Under for the first time since 2018.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Madame Web

    Casting Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney and Adam Scott can't save this tangled mess in Sony's 'Spider-Man' Universe.

  • Food & Drink

    HSW Margarita Week

    Spend 11 days sipping margaritas by the river at Howard Smith Wharves, and tucking into Mexican-inspired dishes from Stanley Chef Louis Tikaram.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Jurassic World' by Brickman: Extended Opening Hours

    Can't fit in a daytime visit to see the dinosaur franchise's creatures recreated with six million-plus Lego bricks? Head by after hours.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pixar Film Fest

    Pixar is bringing 'Soul', 'Turning Red' and 'Luca' to cinemas Down Under for the first time.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival

    Apple picking, wine fiestas, berry farm tours, grape-stomping sessions, leafy gardens — you'll find them all southwest of Brisbane.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Musical

    You'll want to be this delightful Disney musical's guest at Brisbane's QPAC Lyric Theatre from mid-February.

  • Food & Drink

    Lunar New Year at Treasury Brisbane

    Luke Nguyen's eatery is serving up banquets for two, complete with scallop dumplings and Vietnamese coffee tiramisu.

  • Food & Drink

    Frog's Hollow Saloon x Alice Takeovers and Parties

    Three interstate bars are coming to Brisbane for one-night takeovers — and you can also hit up a bar rave and a bourbon-heavy second birthday party.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Christine Ko and Louis Lim: Departure

    Family photos have been turned into kites at this Museum of Brisbane exhibition, which explores the migrant experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Force of Nature: The Dry 2

    Eric Bana is excellent again as Aaron Falk, reteaming with filmmaker Robert Connolly to bring Jane Harper's second novel about the detective to the screen.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Stretch Yoga Community Classes 2024

    The Holland Park studio is running free classes every Saturday in January and February.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rachel Burke: Nearly Midnight

    Fairy-tale fever has hit Brisbane Quarter, complete with a two-metre-high slipper covered with a million-plus miniature glass tiles, fairy floss-topped cocktails and egg-shaped waffles.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Insect Agency

    Peer at more than 1700 insect specimens from Queensland Museum's collection, including hundreds of different Queensland butterflies.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer at WET Deck

    W Brisbane's pool bar is celebrating summer with drinks, bites and a pink-hued makeover inspired by Provence.

  • Food & Drink

    Ever After High Tea

    W Brisbane's latest themed high tea is all about fairy tales, including a cookie cake book that you can paint before you eat it and glittery cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    $10 Ramen at Hai Hai

    Slurp your way through the beginning of the week at this Paddington ramen joint.

  • Food & Drink

    Riverside Bottomless Brunch: Summer Edition

    Riverland is spending summer sending your tastebuds to Japan — including during a three-course brunch with two hours of drinks.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer Sundays Pool Parties

    Pair beers, beats, swims and views over the city at this summer Sunday session.

  • Food & Drink

    Nautilus Beach Club: Maldives Moments

    The Westin Brisbane has turned its swim-up pool bar into a five-month-long Maldives-themed beach club — and it's serving floating breakfasts.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fairy Tales Cinema: Truth, Power and Enchantment

    Fairy tales aren't just gracing GOMA's walls until April — a free screen program filled with them is taking over the Australian Cinémathèque, too.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Jurassic World' by Brickman

    Lego finds a way — with more than 50 dinosaurs, props and scenes from the movie built out of the popular plastic bricks.

  • Travel & Leisure

    $2 Summer Dips

    Brisbane City Council's 22 public pools are slashing their entry fees to $2 all summer long.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rearranged: Art of the Flower

    This vibrant free floral exhibition at King George Square's art museum features local artists exploring Brisbane blooms.

  • Design & Style

    Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street

    A massive sneaker exhibition from London's Design Museum with 200-plus shoes is taking over HOTA Gallery on the Gold Coast.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fairy Tales

    Wander through a twisted woodland, see David Bowie's 'Labyrinth' costume, and enjoy Yayoi Kusama and Patricia Piccinini's magical work at GOMA's blockbuster fairy tales exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'The Dark Side of the Moon' Planetarium Experience

    This mind-bending show will get you staring up at a 12.5-metre fulldome screen to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s classic record.

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