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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Weekend

Catch the last weekend of the Night Noodle Markets, drink bottomless bellinis and track down a tinnie fest.
By Concrete Playground
September 21, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Weekend

    Catch the last weekend of the Night Noodle Markets, drink bottomless bellinis and track down a tinnie fest.
    By Concrete Playground
    September 21, 2018
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      • THE CHURCHIE NATIONAL EMERGING ART PRIZE 2018

        Scope out the best up-and-coming artistic talents at QUT's annual showcase.

      • LADIES IN BLACK

        A bright and buoyant look at the lives and loves of Sydney department store workers circa 1959.

      • PARK(ING) DAY

        Turning Brisbane car parks into pop-up parks.

      • BRISBANE'S BIGGEST CLOTHING GARAGE SALE

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

      • BIG SCREEN ON THE GREEN: 'THE LORD OF THE RINGS'

        Watch hobbits, elves, wizards and more on a 44-metre-long screen.

      • BOTTOMLESS BEER AND CIDER PARTY

        Pair endless drinks with a food truck feed.

      • CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

        Winnie-the-Pooh returns in gorgeous detail in this big-hearted ode to not taking life too seriously.

      • SUGAR REPUBLIC

        A pop-up dessert museum where you can jump into a pink ball pit, climb inside a gumball machine and help yourself to lollies.

      • CHINESE MOON FESTIVAL

        With lantern-making lessons, lion and dragon dances, and plenty of dumplings in the vicinity.

      • SEARCHING

        Keeping your eyes glued to a computer screen has rarely been more thrilling.

      • A SIMPLE FAVOUR

        Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively shine in this savagely entertaining thriller from 'Bridesmaids' director Paul Feig.

      • ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        Featuring a drama about a dog-loving criminal and a flick about the scandalous life of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

      • MOTHER'S RUIN: A CABARET ABOUT GIN — MILKE

        A singing ode to everyone's favourite juniper spirit.

      • UMAMI MERMAIDS

        This isn't your average puppet show.

      • PETER GRIMES

        An acclaimed opera performed by a Grammy-nominated star.

      • ROME: CITY AND EMPIRE

        Experience the grandeur of ancient Rome at this blockbuster exhibition.

      • TOOWOOMBA CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS 2018

        Head west for a splash of spring florals.

      • MANDELA MY LIFE: THE OFFICIAL EXHIBITION

        A huge world-first Nelson Mandela exhibition debuts in Melbourne.

      • GIGS & PICNICS

        Food trucks and free music in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.

      • BEER INCIDER EXPERIENCE 2018

        With live bands, ping pong and handball, this truly is the ultimate in drinks-focused festivals.

      • SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL 2018

        Currumbin Beach's annual fest returns for its 16th year.

      • GOLDEN AGE OF CZECH ANIMATION

        From dinosaur delights to Shakespearean puppets.

      • THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST

        Chloë Grace Moretz turns in a career-best performance in this quietly revelatory look at life inside a gay conversion camp.

      • YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

        Joaquin Phoenix is at his wounded best in Lynne Ramsay's intense hitman thriller.

      • HIROMI TANGO AND CRAIG WALSH: A FORCE

        Watch this imaginative installation grow and evolve before your very eyes.

      • MCQUEEN

        A documentary as fascinating as the fashion designer at its centre.

      • LIFE - THE SHOW — STRUT & FRET

        The creative minds behind Blanc de Blanc and Limbo Unhinged return.

      • STUDIO GHIBLI FILM FESTIVAL PART 3

        The third part of this magical cinema tribute.

      • JAMIE'S ITALIAN BOTTOMLESS PROSECCO LONG LUNCH

        You'll get snacks, pasta, dessert and all the prosecco you can drink for a neat $50.

      • ARCADIA AT BRISBANE FESTIVAL 2018

        Because every good festival needs a great hub.

      • SEANCE

        The spine-chilling shipping container experience is popping up South Bank — enter if you dare (and aren't claustrophobic).

      • SPRING TIME DRINKS

        A weekly courtyard party filled with pop-up bars and cocktails.

      • THE INSULT

        This Academy Award-nominated drama provides a probing look at Lebanon's volatile political climate

      • #CELEBRATEBRISBANE RIVER OF LIGHT

        Brightening up the river for Brisbane Festival.

      • LOVE IS KING

        King Street celebrates love, romance and marriage equality with weddings, free martinis and heart-shaped meals.

      • LOBSTER SHACK POP-UP

        Not your average Brisbane meal.

      • CRAZY RICH ASIANS

        An irreverent, entertaining and purposefully extravagant rom-com that also proves a rare Hollywood film with a primarily Asian cast.

      • BRISBANE FESTIVAL 2018

        With a kaleidoscopic house of mirrors, nightly light shows and 600 performances across 22 days.

      • SLENDER MAN

        The internet's favourite boogeyman makes the jump from overused meme to bland, routine, scare-free horror movie.

      • THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS

        This filthy felt film is disappointingly threadbare.

      • WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018

        Direct from London's Natural History Museum, the best nature photographs from the past year are coming to Brisbane.

      • BLACKKKLANSMAN

        Spike Lee returns a wild, infuriating, eye-opening true story it feels like he was born to tell.

      • STRETCH YOGA COMMUNITY CLASSES

        The Brisbane studio is running a series of $6 classes, with all proceeds going to charity.

      • NATHEN STREET: SPACE PIXELS

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

      • CHEESE FEAST AND BOTTOMLESS WINE

        Pair a platter with cheese with unlimited plonk.

      • DEFYING EMPIRE: NGA'S 3RD NATIONAL INDIGENOUS ART TRIENNIAL

        Featuring 30 established, mid-career and emerging Indigenous artists exploring themes of identity, racism, displacement and country.

      • BOTTOMLESS BELLINI SUNDAYS

        Pairing free-flowing bellinis with a Sunday lunch.

      • HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES

        The National Film and Sound Archive's exhibition celebrating the too-brief career of local boy Heath Ledger.

      • PROVIDORE LANEWAY MARKET

        Your new weekend spot for edible artisanal fare.

      • THE SOCIETY SPRING SERIES

        Sip, snack and enjoy the view at Brisbane's latest sky-high seasonal shindigs.

      • HOUSE OF MIRRORS

        The dark kaleidoscopic maze returns for Brisbane Festival.

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

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

      • ZERO

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

      • PICASSO: THE VOLLARD SUITE

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

      • WONDERLAND

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

      • LIVESPARK

        Free live music every Sunday at Brisbane Powerhouse.

      • 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.

      • MEGAN MCKEAN: BRISTOPIA

        Brisbane gets the illustrated, interactive treatment.

      • 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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