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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Weekend

Sip bottomless spritzes at this inner-city bar or dance the night away at a $5 party
By Concrete Playground
March 18, 2019
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    The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Weekend

    Sip bottomless spritzes at this inner-city bar or dance the night away at a $5 party
    By Concrete Playground
    March 18, 2019
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      • SHELLEY CHENG: WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

        Turning fortune cookies into interactive art with a powerful statement.

      • $8 MOVIE TICKETS AT DENDY PORTSIDE

        A budget-friendly way to catch the newest flicks at Portside.

      • ELECTRIC DREAMS: AN ELECTRONIC MUSIC RETROSPECTIVE

        Dance your way through electronic music history.

      • 'ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW' AND FLOOR SHOW

        Head to The Schonell, we're doing the Time Warp again.

      • JAILBREAK FESTIVAL

        Brisbane's notorious prison plays host to a music festival.

      • EL CAMINO AMIGOS PARTY

        Brisbane's new Tex-Mex joint is throwing a tequila party with free tacos.

      • DANGEROUS LIAISONS — QUEENSLAND BALLET

        Before there was 'Cruel Intentions', there was this 18th century French tale.

      • NO SCRUBS: 90S AND EARLY 00S PARTY

        Jump a couple of decades back in time.

      • SUNDAY BREWER'S MARKET

        There's markets, and then there's craft beer markets.

      • HOTEL MUMBAI

        This harrowing drama recreates the real-life 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, with Dev Patel and Armie Hammer among the cast.

      • SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER

        Bill Nighy stars in this melancholy and moving exploration of grief, embracing the future and Scrabble.

      • MAD HATTER'S GIN AND TEA PARTY

        Drink your way down the rabbit hole.

      • ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2019

        The festival's star-studded 30th anniversary program features everyone from Charlotte Gainsbourg and Juliette Binoche to Joaquin Phoenix and Robert Pattinson.

      • CALIBRE CRAFT BEER BLOCK PARTY

        Wind down your weekend with great brews and food.

      • THE BRISBANE PUB CRAWL

        Four venues, four beverages and four hours of boozy partying.

      • EVERYBODY KNOWS

        Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem put in excellent performances in this purposefully familiar drama from A Separation director Asghar Farhadi.

      • CAPTAIN MARVEL

        Marvel's first film about a female superhero feels like a wasted opportunity.

      • EXCHANGE VALUE

        Showcasing illuminating and thought-provoking photography from around the world.

      • COORPAROO MARKETS BY METRE MARKET

        Close that Etsy tab, Brisbane.

      • THE GUILTY

        Set in a police call centre and making the most of its single location, this gripping Danish thriller doesn't disappoint.

      • THE KRYSTYNA CAMPBELL-PRETTY FASHION GIFT

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

      • KING OF THIEVES

        The biggest robbery in British history makes for dull, formulaic viewing in this star-studded affair.

      • GRETA

        This 90s-style stalker thriller is rarely better than average, but it's just unhinged enough to entertain.

      • VOX LUX

        With a riveting performance by Natalie Portman and toe-tapping bangers by Sia, this pop star epic dances to its own brilliant melody.

      • BRISBANE ICE CREAM FESTIVAL 2019

        Returning for another year of frozen dairy goodness.

      • IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

        Moonlight director Barry Jenkins returns with another heart-swelling, swoon-inducing drama.

      • CURIOCITY BRISBANE

        Wander through immersive installations as part of the city's newest festival.

      • SHIT-FACED SHAKESPEARE

        See 'Much Ado About Nothing' performed by actors that are totally plastered.

      • STAN & OLLIE

        An affectionate tribute to two comedy icons, complete with pitch-perfect performances from Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly.

      • RONE: EMPIRE

        A multi-sensory decaying world by Melbourne street artist Rone — set in a deserted 1930s mansion.

      • TRIAL FRIDAYS

        Sample new food and wine trends at Aria.

      • AT ETERNITY'S GATE

        Led by an exceptional Willem Dafoe, this immersive van Gogh biopic is as striking as the Dutch artist's famous paintings.

      • NASA — A HUMAN ADVENTURE AFTER DARK

        Drinks, demonstrations, music, science and space objects, all during a night at the museum.

      • ARCTIC

        Mads Mikkelson gives a powerful performance in this sparse survivalist thriller.

      • NASA – A HUMAN ADVENTURE

        Featuring more than 250 historically significant items, including objects that have been to space.

      • HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U

        This purposefully repetitive horror-comedy franchise is back for another run.

      • THE MILTON GOOD BEER TRAIL 2019

        Jump between craft-loving joints in Brisbane's new beer capital.

      • DAY OF THE DOG

        Take your pet pooch to the pub.

      • ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

        It doesn't have the most original story, but this sci-fi action flick still delivers thanks to its compelling heroine and kickass fight scenes.

      • 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.

      • HOPFIELDS 2019

        Hop on in to Bloodhound Bar's beer celebration.

      • SECOND SIGHT: WITCHCRAFT, RITUAL, POWER

        This magical exhibition explores different perspectives on sorcery and witchcraft.

      • BRISBANE'S BIGGEST CLOTHING GARAGE SALE

        Head to Paddington for a huge treasure trove of vintage finds.

      • KETTLE & TIN'S SEVENTH ANNUAL CHILLI COOK-OFF

        Test your tastebuds as Brisbane's best chilli chefs battle it out for spicy supremacy.

      • BREWSVEGAS 2019

        From three-legged races through the Valley to park meet-ups for doggos and their drink-loving owners, Brisbane's big beer event is back.

      • STARGAZING AT SOUTH BANK 2019

        Peer up at the stars in the middle of the city.

      • WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL BRISBANE 2019

        New York's science extravaganza returns to Brisbane.

      • YIN & GIN FRIDAYS 2019

        Stretch and sip, this time with gin.

      • SUNSET CINEMA 2019

        Settle in for an al fresco screening of 'Back to the Future' or 'The Greatest Showman'.

      • BRISBANE VEGAN MARKETS 2019

        Brissie's twice-monthly vegan market returns.

      • BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2019

        The city's annual laughfest returns for its huge tenth year.

      • STUDIO GHIBLI FILM FESTIVAL 2019

        Get spirited away at this magical cinema tribute.

      • MESSINA GELATO APPRECIATION CLASSES 2019

        Devour a four-course gelato degustation and discover the secrets behind Messina's sweet treats.

      • ON THE BASIS OF SEX

        Celebrating the early years of US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg's career, this biopic takes a conventional approach but does its subject justice.

      • CAPHARNAüM

        This Oscar-nominated drama is undeniably stirring, but never self-assured enough to be subtle.

      • ESCAPE ROOM

        Cashing in on the real world craze, this horror film features inventive killer chambers, but lacks intrigue elsewhere.

      • THE HATE U GIVE

        This compelling race-relations drama offers a perceptive, impassioned insight into America today.

      • BEN IS BACK

        A fine-tuned performance from Julia Roberts lifts this familiar addiction drama.

      • GREEN BOOK

        This Oscar-nominated race-relations drama boasts excellent performances and warm intentions, but still remains problematic.

      • FREE SOLO

        This Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles the stunning tale of rock-climber Alex Honnold and his historic attempt to scale Yosemite's El Capitan without ropes.

      • THE FRONT RUNNER

        Hugh Jackman plays a real-life presidential candidate caught up in a scandal in this timely political drama.

      • THE DESIGNERS' GUIDE: EASTON PEARSON ARCHIVE

        With more than 200 items will be on display — and a program of tours, talks, workshops and stylist speed-dating sessions.

      • 100% BRISBANE

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

      • MOONLIGHT CINEMA 2018–19

        Summer has arrived with the return of Brisbane's always-popular outdoor cinema.

      • NATHEN STREET: SPACE PIXELS

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

      • APT9 CINEMA

        Bringing the latest and greatest in Asia-Pacific cinema to GOMA — and for free.

      • MUSEUM OF THE MOON

        A giant floating sculpture of the moon, complete with NASA imagery on its surface, will take over Scienceworks.

      • GARY CARSLEY: PURPLE REIGN

        A virtual jacaranda garden is blooming inside GOMA for the next five months.

      • THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

        GOMA's three-yearly survey of Asia Pacific art returns.

      • 'STAR WARS' IDENTITIES: THE EXHIBITION

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

      • ESCHER X NENDO: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

        The NGV's summer blockbuster will bring together the Dutch artist and Japanese design studio to create an immersive exhibition of optical illusions.

      • ZERO

        MONA's immersive ode to the radical artists of post-war Germany.

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