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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Weekend

Get into the Wimbledon spirit at an English garden party, attend a 2000s-themed party and find a bargain at a midwinter market.
By Concrete Playground
July 20, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Weekend

    Get into the Wimbledon spirit at an English garden party, attend a 2000s-themed party and find a bargain at a midwinter market.
    By Concrete Playground
    July 20, 2018
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      • LYSA AND THE FREEBORN DAMES — LA BOITE

        A feisty, glitter-filled, female-focused comedy that responds to a classic Greek work and reflects society today.

      • BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

        The acclaimed musical based on King's rise to stardom has arrived at QPAC.

      • ESPRESSO MARTINI FRIDAYS

        End the working week with $12 espresso martinis.

      • PROVIDORE LANEWAY MARKET

        Your new weekend spot for edible artisanal fare.

      • QUEENSLAND WHISKY EXPO

        Taste your way through more than 80 different drams across three hours.

      • ALL '90S ALL NIGHTER 2018

        Party like it's 1999 — or the nine years prior — at The Elephant's retro party.

      • MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

        Another round of ABBA hits inspires this musical sequel, which benefits from new additions to the cast.

      • EXCESS BAGGAGE

        A one-day secondhand market comes to Brisbane's inner west.

      • SPLENDOUR IN THE COCK 2018

        Pretend you're festival-bound over two ace nights of killer tunes.

      • RACHEL BURKE: APOMOGY

        Nothing says you're sorry like a pom pom.

      • HAEGUE YANG: TRIPLE VITA NESTINGS

        Wander through the Korean artist's world of crafted sculptures.

      • WORLD FOOD WEEK

        Shining a spotlight on the cuisines of Italy, Greece, America and Mexico.

      • EGYPTIAN MUMMIES AFTER DARK

        Drinks, demonstrations, music and learning how to brew beer like an Egyptian, all during a night at the museum.

      • LIFE DRAWING AND BEER

        Get sketching at this Milton dive bar — with beer, obviously.

      • QUEENSLAND FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        And more than 80 percent of the lineup of 59 features and shorts is either directed or co-directed by women

      • PEAKS TO POINTS FESTIVAL

        From bushwalking to birdwatching to tree-planting.

      • SCANDINAVIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        A dark and eerie lineup features a chilling recreation of a mass shooting and a gothic interpretation of a folk tale.

      • DIMMY AND DUMPLING FESTIVAL

        All of the jam-packed Asian bites you can handle.

      • MARY SHELLEY

        The story behind the world's greatest horror story, anchored by a brilliant lead performance.

      • ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

        With a self-contained storyline and plenty of laughs, Ant-Man and The Wasp is the perfect follow-up to the chaos of Infinity War.

      • GOOD FOOD MONTH BRISBANE 2018

        Eat your way around town during the city's month-long food festival.

      • BOTTOMLESS BOOZY BRUNCH

        Tuck into endless mimosas and bloody marys every weekend in July.

      • ADRIFT

        Putting in a committed and spirited performance, Shailene Woodley does her best to keep this unremarkable disaster drama afloat.

      • SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO

        This sequel looks the part but lacks the humanity of its predecessor.

      • BACCHUS TRUFFLE DEGUSTATION

        A decadent dinner serving up five courses of truffled goodness.

      • VINYL & VINTAGE FAIR

        Boost your wardrobe and your record collection — over drinks.

      • SALT MEATS CHEESE AND GELATO MESSINA LANEWAY WV POP-UP

        Pizza and gelato come to West End's West Village.

      • FOXTROT

        The long-awaited second effort from Israeli filmmaker Samuel Maoz proves an astonishing exploration of grief and war.

      • ABSTRACTION: CELEBRATING AUSTRALIAN WOMEN ABSTRACT ARTISTS

        Explore the country's female pioneers in the field of abstract art.

      • UPGRADE

        Australian writer-director Leigh Whannell draws upon a wealth of sci-fi influences for this enjoyably schlocky cyberpunk action-thriller.

      • BROTHERS' NEST

        Shane and Clayton Jacobson are back with a blacker-than-black comedy-thriller that's as far away from Kenny as you can get.

      • GOOD MUSLIM BOY — QUEENSLAND THEATRE AND MALTHOUSE THEATRE

        Delve further into Osamah Sami's extraordinary life in this stage adaptation of his autobiographical novel of the same name.

      • DISOBEDIENCE

        Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams star in this nuanced tale of romance and religion.

      • INCREDIBLES 2

        Pixar's superhero family returns in a worthy sequel to the 2004 hit.

      • ZERO

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

      • NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA AT UQ ART MUSEUM

        Dance in the dark while wandering through the UQ Art Museum.

      • STUDIO GHIBLI FILM FESTIVAL PART 2

        Get spirited away to the second part of this magical film festival.

      • REGIONAL FLAVOURS 2018

        Eat and drink your way around South Bank's annual culinary wonderland.

      • THE GREAT DETECTIVE

        From Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot to Lisbeth Salander and Veronica Mars.

      • PICASSO: THE VOLLARD SUITE

        The Spanish artist's 1930s etchings come to the National Gallery of Australia.

      • MICRO | MACRO

        Ryoji Ikeda's new Carriageworks installations explore the intersection of art and science — on both atomic and cosmic scales.

      • WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION 2018

        The world's best (and most shocking) photojournalism from 2017 comes to Brisbane.

      • SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2018

        The three-day festival will this year bring Kendrick, Lorde and Vampire Weekend to North Byron Parklands.

      • DUTCH COURAGE COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS SERIES 2018

        There's knocking back tasty tipples, and then there's making them.

      • WONDERLAND

        Go down the rabbit hole at ACMI's world-first interactive 'Alice in Wonderland' exhibition.

      • MOMA AT NGV: 130 YEARS OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

        Over 200 modern and contemporary masterpieces from New York's MoMA have come to Australia for the very first time in this epic display.

      • TONY ALBERT: VISIBLE

        The Queensland Art Gallery shines a spotlight on one of the state's most important young Indigenous artists.

      • SALT MEATS CHEESE'S WINTER SUNDAY SESSIONS

        Settle in for espresso martinis, live music and free tapas every Sunday.

      • SHOW AND TELL

        Explore the highlights of Queensland’s performing arts history.

      • MEGAN MCKEAN: BRISTOPIA

        Brisbane gets the illustrated, interactive treatment.

      • SEADECK BRISBANE SEASON TWO

        The luxe 42-metre vessel is back for a second stint on the Brisbane river.

      • WORLD EXPO 88 30TH ANNIVERSARY — PUBLIC ART TRAIL

        A free retrospective art trail that travels across Brisbane.

      • VINYL & THE CITY

        End-of-weekend drinks with one heck of a view.

      • SUNDAY HOT CLUB 2018

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

      • FRIDAY FEELS

        Free tunes come to South Bank's new arts precinct every Friday night.

      • SATURDAY SOIRéE & SUPPER

        The Valley favourite has relaxing Saturday afternoons covered.

      • MILTON MARKETS

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

      • GREEN JAM SESSIONS 2018

        Kick back with Friday arvo tunes and food.

      • ENDLESS YUM CHA

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

      • PETS AT THE GABBA

        Brisbane gets its first regular market dedicated to pets.

      • FLOWSTATE

        A temporary creative space with a glowing arc-like LED installation, workshops and a year-long program of free events.

      • 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.

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