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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Weekend

Explore this new art exhibition, be amazed by circus performers or sip spritzes by the river.
By Concrete Playground
May 06, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
May 06, 2021
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    All My Friends Are (Leaving) Returning to Brisbane

    This Fortitude Valley exhibition explores a new phenomenon: people flocking back to Brissie, rather than relocating down south.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Powerhouse's 21st Birthday Celebrations

    New Farm's former power station-turned-arts venue is marking its latest milestone with art, talks, comedy and tunes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Locked Down

    Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor can't save this lockdown rom-com and heist flick from being dull, creaky, contrived and repetitive.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Portside Local Markets

    Find a last-minute gift for your mum — or treat yourself to art, plants, ceramics, accessories and more.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mad Dance Festival

    This three-day festival celebrates Queensland's street dance scene.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Time Travel Cafe

    This immersive theatre party will make you feel like you've leapt back to 1920s Paris.

  • Food & Drink

    Sighted: Beer Fest

    Spend a Saturday afternoon sipping brews at this one-day festival.

  • Food & Drink

    Showtime at Archie Brothers

    Once a month, you'll be able to head to Toombul for stilt walkers, magicians, burlesque and beverages.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anywhere Festival 2021

    See theatre, comedy and cabaret performances on a tram, in a gym and in an underground reservoir.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wrath of Man

    Reuniting for the first time in 16 years, Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie avoid simply rehashing their shared past glories in this effective revenge thriller.

  • Food & Drink

    Nasi Lemak Burgers

    This Malaysian-style burger is packed with fried chicken, peanuts, sambal and an egg.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    First Cow

    This rich, resonant and empathetic film about friendship and survival in a 19th-century Oregon community is director Kelly Reichardt's best yet.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Khadim Ali: Invisible Border

    This exhibition combines tapestries, miniature paintings and sound installations to examine war, displacement and the refugee experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The United States vs Billie Holiday

    In her first lead role, singer-turned-actor Andra Day is phenomenal as the iconic musician — but the film she's in often feels both rousing and standard.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Dissident

    This thorough, exacting and understandably infuriated documentary details the life and death of assassinated Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Food & Drink

    Boho Social Club

    Drink cocktails and recline on cushions in the Regatta courtyard.

  • Travel & Leisure

    GoBoat Kangaroo Point Pop-Up

    Before GoBoat launches in Breakfast Creek, it's popping up at Dockside Marina in the city.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Infamous

    The saucy circus and cabaret show returns.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spanish Film Festival 2021

    Watch your way through 29 movies from Spain and Latin America, including an award-winning rom-com, twisty thrillers and Gael García Bernal's latest.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Street Art Festival 2021

    Celebrate the homegrown heroes spraying some paint around and stencilling up a storm.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dylan Moran: 'Dr Cosmos' Stream

    Stream this side-splitting gig 'Black Books' star's last tour of Australia.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gin Brunches 2021

    Sip gin cocktails, sangria and Pimm's cups over a shareboard brunch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Art Design (BAD) 2021

    Catch large-scale projections, First Nations weaving and art in unexpected places across four weekends in May.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    William Yang: Seeing and Being Seen

    This five-month exhibition features more than 250 works by the acclaimed photographer and performance artist, spanning his five-decade career.

  • Food & Drink

    Crab and Cray Cray Season 2021

    Spend autumn feasting on shellfish.

  • Food & Drink

    Australian Cocktail Month

    Eighteen of Brisbane's favourite bars will be whipping up exclusive cocktails during this month-long festival of booze.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cluedo! The New Suspects — Brisbane Immersive Ensemble

    Find out if it was Monsieur Peacock in the bar with the candlestick.

  • Food & Drink

    Schnitty Fest

    Ten weeks, ten creative schnitzel variations — and a cheeky $10 Wednesday special if you want to sample them all.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside

    Turning Brisbane's City Botanic Gardens into an outdoor art gallery.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Writers Festival 2021

    Brisbane's annual literary celebration returns with both in-person and online events.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Disney+ Drive-In

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Rooftop Yoga at Cielo

    Brisbane's newest sky-high bar is hosting sunrise and sunset fitness classes.

  • Food & Drink

    The Hottest Ritas

    Sip your way through mango, watermelon, passionfruit and grape Nerds-flavoured margaritas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Love & Neon: The Cinema of Wong Kar-Wai

    GOMA is dedicating two weeks to films by the acclaimed Hong Kong director.

  • Food & Drink

    Brunch With Bite 2021

    Add some drag, games and sing-alongs to your bottomless brunch.

  • Food & Drink

    Sundaze at Will & Flow

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga in the Park 2021

    Salute the sun first thing on a Saturday morning.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cut Copy: Brisbane Music Posters 1977–87

    Peer at artwork from Brisbane's live music history.

  • Food & Drink

    21 Sundays

    End your weekend with drinks and live music on a South Bank rooftop.

  • Food & Drink

    Beirne Brunch Club

    Fortitude Valley's 24-hour bar and eatery gets into the boozy brunch game.

  • Food & Drink

    Sundaze Spritzes and Sunsets

    Sip your way through six different types of spritz while hanging out on this Newstead bar's deck.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Speakeasy Sundays

    Listen to live jazz while sipping $15 cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Yum Cha Sundays

    Dumplings, pork buns and egg tarts, right by the river.

  • Food & Drink

    Wandering Cooks Urban Produce Market

    South Brisbane's foodie hub will be serving up pastries, produce and bites to eat.

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