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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Weekend

Explore this new art exhibition, catch the latest films or sip spritzes by the river.
By Concrete Playground
January 19, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
January 19, 2022
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Belle

    Taking 'Beauty and the Beast' into cyberspace, this vivid and inventive Japanese animation serves up a bold and dazzling take on the familiar fairytale.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nightmare Alley

    Starring Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett, this mesmerisingly dark carnival noir is one of filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's very best features.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spencer

    Kristen Stewart turns in a career-best performance as the People's Princess in this bold and enthralling slice-of-life biopic.

  • Food & Drink

    Weekends at Brisbane Distillery

    West End's resident spirits distillery is pairing sips with live tunes and food trucks every weekend.

  • Food & Drink

    Brunch with Bite 2022

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

  • Food & Drink

    North Brisbane Vegan Markets 2022

    Brisbane Vegan Markets is setting up its stalls in the city's north once a month.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Rollerfit Brisbane 2022

    Get your skates on at these twice-weekly roller-rink sessions.

  • Food & Drink

    Gin Discovery

    Discover everything there is to know about gin and G&Ts — while sipping them.

  • Design & Style

    Jungle Collective Virtual Indoor Plant Sale

    Fill your home with new green babies from this online sale.

  • Food & Drink

    Pint Palooza

    A five-day beer festival is taking over the Osbourne Hotel with plenty of brews, music and drag queen bingo.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Limbo

    Following refugees awaiting their new lives on a small Scottish island, this British blend of drama and comedy is equally wry, clear-eyed, smart and poignant.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Gold

    This Australian-made thriller gives Zac Efron his turn at surviving the blistering outback, playing a stranger who spots a glistening nugget in a dystopian future.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The 355

    A dream international cast leads this female-fronted spy action flick, but even Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong'o and Penélope Cruz can't stop the globe-hopping result from being oh-so-basic.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    King Richard

    Will Smith turns in an attention-grabbing performance as Venus and Serena Williams' father in this stirring drama about the two tennis stars' childhood.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gin Brunches 2022

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    APT10 Cinema

    GOMA is filling its galleries with Asia-Pacific art and its cinemas with Aussie animation, local up-and-comers and top-notch films from across the region.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Scream

    Ghostface is back for another stab, this time attacking a new bunch of teens, in the horror franchise that definitely still loves scary movies.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Kaye Hole

    Reuben Kaye brings a blend of circus, comedy, burlesque, drag and cabaret to QPAC, transforming the Cremorne Theatre into a cocktail-serving speakeasy.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer Shandy Series

    Wet your whistle with nine types of shandies at The Bavarian this summer.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Tides of Brisbane Boat Tour 2022

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The King's Man

    The 'Kingsman' franchise gets a World War I-set prequel that no one asked for.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Red Rocket

    2022's first big-screen must-see charts a washed-up porn star's thorny return to his home town, and features an awards-worthy performance by former MTV VJ Simon Rex.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    House of Gucci

    This supremely soapy recounting of the Gucci family's 70s, 80s and 90s-era dramas is worth seeing for Lady Gaga's fantastic performance alone.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    There’s something bland and tedious in this neighbourhood: an empty reboot haunted by easy nostalgia.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    An American in Paris

    The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is starting its first-ever Australian run at QPAC in January.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Kurrawa Beach Club

    Your next visit to the Gold Coast can now include brews, prawn and Moreton Bay bug rolls, and listening to live tunes on the beach.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Storytellers: Next Chapter

    Draw on the walls, make sunflowers and step inside a life-size storybook at the Museum of Brisbane.

  • Travel & Leisure

    HOTA Roller Rink

    Surfers Paradise' towering art gallery is turning its concert lawn into a pop-up skating rink.

  • Food & Drink

    Harajuku Gyoza's Omurice Pop-Up

    Omu Sydney is popping up in Albert Lane to serve up Japanese omelette rice

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Art Mixtape: Yours for Summer

    Spanning 80-plus works including installations, video pieces, sculptures and paintings, this summer exhibition features a little bit of everything.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Thinking Into Being

    QUT Art Museum's summer-long exhibition explores the thought process that brings objects, products and experiences to fruition.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Mezze

    Tuck into a two-hour spread of hummus, tzatziki, flatbread, haloumi fries and lamb kofta skewers all through summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Riverbar's Italian Summer Pop-Up

    Spend your summer sipping spritzes and eating octopus bruschetta by the river.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

    Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art's three-yearly survey of Asia Pacific art is back — this time with a participatory shrine installation and a ten-metre-long loom of human hair.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Darling & Co's Bottomless Brunch

    Drink unlimited bubbles from a fountain every weekend.

  • 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

    Sundays at City Winery

    Sip frosé slushies, hit up the oyster bar and listen to live tunes at Brisbane's inner-city winery.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Sunday Brunch at Three Blue Ducks

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

  • Food & Drink

    La Dolce Vita Brunch

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    Brisbane Distillery's True Spirit Bus

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Green Jam Sessions

    Kick back with Friday arvo tunes and food.

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