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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Weekend

Find a food truck festival, head to a beer-fuelled pool party and try your hand at a Yahtzee tournament.
By Concrete Playground
February 15, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Weekend

    Find a food truck festival, head to a beer-fuelled pool party and try your hand at a Yahtzee tournament.
    By Concrete Playground
    February 15, 2018
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      • LADY BIRD

        A funny, heartfelt, honest look at high school life and mother-daughter relationships.

      • BLACK PANTHER

        The most unique, exciting and important movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far.

      • HAPPY END

        Acclaimed Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke is up to his usual tricks in this dark, unsettling tale of family dysfunction.

      • INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY

        A routine chapter in a flailing franchise that can't be saved by its leading lady.

      • THE GREAT BREWSVEGAS POOL PARTY

        Brisbane's annual beer festival launches with surf rock, a splash and brewskis.

      • STEEL: ART DESIGN ARCHITECTURE

        See shiny metal in a different — and artistic — light.

      • THE SCRATCH BAR'S FIRST ANNUAL YAHTZEE TOURNAMENT

        Roll up to the Milton bar's beer and board game afternoon.

      • SATURDAY SOIRéE & SUPPER

        The Valley favourite has relaxing Saturday afternoons covered.

      • FACES PLACES

        A delightful documentary from one of the pioneers of French cinema, still going at the age of 89.

      • HEATHERS: AN '80S DANCE PARTY

        Celebrate one of the most very films of the ‘80s.

      • THE DEAD DEVILS OF COCKLE CREEK — LA BOITE

        The world premiere black comedy takes its cues from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri's Martin McDonagh.

      • KING STREET'S LUNAR NEW YEAR FEAST

        Including all-you-can-eat dumplings and $30 three-course feeds.

      • SALT MEATS CHEESE'S NUTELLA MONTH

        Nutella espresso martinis, Nutella calzones, Nutella lattes.

      • MOLLY'S GAME

        Jessica Chastain is at the top of her game in acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut.

      • PHANTOM THREAD

        The exquisite new film from director Paul Thomas Anderson plunges into the depths of a dark, devious love story.

      • MILTON MARKETS

        This weekly westside shopping gathering is worth getting up early for.

      • THE LADY AND THE UNICORN

        Check out the 'Mona Lisa of the Middle Ages' at the Art Gallery of NSW.

      • SHORNCLIFFE FOOD TRUCK FEST

        Meals on wheels with a coastal view.

      • BRISASIA FESTIVAL 2018

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

      • MOUNTAIN GOAT VALLEY CRAWL 2018

        Get ready to hop around town again — and to more venues.

      • GIN SANITY FESTIVAL

        Brisbane welcomes its first annual gin festival.

      • SUPERCELL: FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE BRISBANE 2018

        Getting stormy on the stage instead of in the sky.

      • DUMPLING DAY

        Featuring varieties from across Asia and dumpling-making sessions.

      • WHITE NIGHT 2018

        Melbourne's all-night arts festival features virtual dogs, drag queens singing from balconies and two installations from Burning Man.

      • GAYTIMES 2018

        Get hitched, enter a drag race and dance the weekend away at Victoria's queer-friendly camping festival.

      • DEATH VALLEY SUNDAY BBQ

        A once-a-month smokey barbecue with all the sides.

      • URBAN WINE WALK BRISBANE

        Take your love of wine to the streets on this self-guided stroll between Brisbane bars.

      • SOUTH BANK'S FEEL GOOD PROGRAM 2018

        Get active, spend nothing.

      • I, TONYA

        Margot Robbie is at the top of her game in this big screen adaptation of an infamous true story.

      • BLACK IS THE NEW WHITE - QUEENSLAND THEATRE

        A cutting new rom-com from award-winning playwright Nakkiah Lui.

      • GREEN JAM SESSIONS 2018

        Kick back with Friday arvo tunes and food.

      • EXOTIC HOLLYWOOD

        Step through cinema's adventure-seeking history.

      • SALLY ANDERSON: SELF STORAGE AND THE REALLY REAL

        An abstract exploration of memory.

      • SWEET COUNTRY

        A stunning Australian Western that explores our nation's long history of racial prejudice.

      • ENDLESS YUM CHA

        The dumplings and spring rolls don't stop, every Sunday.

      • SWINGING SAFARI

        This over-the-top ode to Australia in the '70s-era plunges a high-profile cast into nostalgic antics.

      • THE SHAPE OF WATER

        Director Guillermo del Toro is at the top of his game with this enchanting monster romance.

      • SUITCASE RUMMAGE

        Trawl through Brisbane's favourite luggage-based trash 'n' treasure.

      • THE POST

        A solid journalistic drama about speaking truth to power that feels particularly relevant today.

      • MAKEIT CARBATEC WOODWORKING WORKSHOPS

        Planning a digital detox? Book into one of these woodworking classes.

      • THE ROARING 20S AND ALL THAT JAZZ FESTIVAL

        Head to the Blue Mountains this February, and don't forget your pinstripes, feather boas and pearls.

      • DARKEST HOUR

        One of a number of recent films to cover this period of history, The Darkest Hour stands out thanks to the brilliant work of Gary Oldman.

      • HOW WE ROLLS KITCHEN TAKEOVER

        The food truck favourite settles into Sabotage Social for a 12-week stint.

      • AMALIA PICA: PLEASE OPEN HURRY

        Turning chimpanzee communication — between themselves, and with other species — into art.

      • NATALIE BOOKCHIN: TESTAMENT

        Exploring the performative side of social media videos.

      • SUNDAY SETS

        End your weekend with live tunes, frosé cocktails and $10 pizzas.

      • A CLOCKWORK ORANGE — BRISBANE ARTS THEATRE

        A bit of the old ultraviolence comes to the Brisbane stage, with a female cast performing half of the shows.

      • ALL THE WORLD'S MEMORIES

        Some of the world's best documentaries are coming to GOMA's Australian Cinematheque.

      • CIAO! BAR POP-UP

        The Spaghetti House Trattoria adds a new space for summer.

      • ANGELICA MESITI: RELAY LEAGUE

        A multi-art exploration of dots and dashes.

      • MOONLIGHT CINEMA 2017-18

        Cinema under the stars returns to New Farm Park for another summer.

      • MAO'S LAST DANCER, THE EXHIBITION: A PORTRAIT OF LI CUNXIN

        Explore the story behind the book and film in this world-premiere exhibition.

      • PICASSO: THE VOLLARD SUITE

        The Spanish artist's 1930s etchings come to the Queensland Art Gallery.

      • SUNDAY HOT CLUB

        A relaxed afternoon of gypsy jazz, French wine and cheese.

      • THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND NATIONAL SELF-PORTRAIT PRIZE 2017

        UQ's biennial competition pays tribute to the original selfies.

      • GOLDIN+SENNEBY: STANDARD LENGTH OF A MIRACLE (THE BOOTLEG)

        The artist duo brings their latest retrospective to Brisbane as bootlegs and replicas.

      • SPRING HILL SUMMER NIGHTS

        Two Donkeys is serving up tunes, drinks and food across their new summer series.

      • OUR COLLECTION: JOURNEYS INTO THE ASIA-PACIFIC

        The Museum of Brisbane journeys through their collection with an exhibition of travel-inspired pieces.

      • NGV TRIENNIAL

        The NGV's most ambitious summer blockbuster exhibition to date.

      • HYPER REAL

        The NGA's disturbing, fascinating and totally unmissable summer exhibition.

      • LIMITLESS HORIZON: VERTICAL PERSPECTIVE

        GOMA's latest exhibition explores the world from the vertical perspective.

      • REMBRANDT AND THE DUTCH GOLDEN AGE: MASTERPIECES FROM THE RIJKSMUSEUM

        Dutch greats Rembrandt and Vermeer are coming to Sydney this summer.

      • PIPILOTTI RIST: SIP MY OCEAN

        A large-scale immersive exhibition of the Swiss artist's most dazzling and hypnotic works.

      • THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING

        The world's first dedicated showcase of ordinary art is heading to MONA for its first Australian visit.

      • LIVESPARK

        Free live music every Sunday at Brisbane Powerhouse.

      • RED HILL FARMERS MARKETS

        Inner west residents, your weekends are looking fresh.

      • PETS AT THE GABBA

        Brisbane gets its first regular market dedicated to pets.

      • JENNY WATSON: THE FABRIC OF FANTASY

        Wander through four decades of self-portraiture, autobiography and a whole lot of imagination.

      • ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE: THE PERFECT MEDIUM

        An exhibition celebrating the enduring legacy of an iconic American artist

      • MT GRAVATT MARKETTA

        A new Saturday night foodie market south of the river.

      • 100% BRISBANE

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

      • SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL ART SERIES 2017-18

        Featuring a kaleidoscopic exhibition and an ode to Dutch painters.

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