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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Weekend

Explore this new art exhibition, be amazed by circus performers or sip spritzes by the river.
By Concrete Playground
October 21, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
October 21, 2021
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  • Food & Drink

    Spring Spritz Garden at Riverbar and Kitchen

    Your spring plans can now include sparkling spritzes, riverside high teas and killer views.

  • Food & Drink

    Netherworld Monster Menagerie Beer Festival 2021

    Netherworld's annual celebration of beastly brews is back with blood orange-spiced witbiers, mulled stouts and spiced pumpkin ales.

  • Food & Drink

    Darling & Co's Bottomless Brunch

    Drink unlimited bubbles from a fountain every weekend.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pick Your Own Sunflowers at Kalbar Sunflower Farm

    Spend a day frolicking through a field of 80,000 sunflowers — and picking them.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Environmental Film Festival Australia 2021

    Jumping online in 2021, this returning Aussie film festival explores the struggles and splendours of the environment.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Night of Horror International Film Festival 2021

    Add some scares to your October viewing at this Australian horror festival's 13th annual event.

  • Food & Drink

    Collabfest 21

    The Scottish beer behemoth is dedicating a weekend to celebrating five local breweries — and their brand new brews.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lamb

    Affecting, surreal and starkly unsettling, this Noomi Rapace-starring folk-horror delight focuses on a grieving couple and their farm's newest arrival.

  • Design & Style

    Revive Festival 2021

    Celebrating recycling, reusing, repairing and thrifting, this Brisbane festival spreads the pre-loved love.

  • Food & Drink

    Eat Your Art Out High Tea

    Paint your own panna cotta and pair cocktails with edible prints at this art-themed high tea.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Fire Inside

    This sensitive and poignant documentary revisits Australia's 2019–20 bushfires, paying tribute to the communities affected and exploring the aftermath.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Alpinist

    Filled with breathtaking mountaineering footage, this tense and thoughtful documentary focuses on Canadian alpinist Marc-André Leclerc and his free-climbing exploits.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lifeline Book and Gift Fair

    The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre will be filled with secondhand books for nine days — and brand new gifts to purchase, too.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Sunday Brunch at Three Blue Ducks

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Feel Good Program Spring–Summer 2021

    Everything is better when it's free — especially exercise.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane International Film Festival 2021

    This year's BIFF is screening 103 films across 11 days, including new movies starring Oscar Isaac, Tilda Swinton and Nicolas Cage.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Save the Night

    Every Friday and Saturday night in October, Savile Row is hosting live DJ sets by Brisbane's best local talents.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Italian Film Festival 2021

    This year's festival will kickstart your European holiday cravings with a 26-movie lineup of new and classic dramas, thrillers, comedies and documentaries.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nitram

    After 'Snowtown' and 'True History of the Kelly Gang', Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel examines the lead-up to the Port Arthur massacre in this unsettling and astounding drama.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sci-Fi Film Festival 2021

    Sydney's annual science fiction film fest is going virtual, and national — and you can stream all of its 80 films for $29.99.

  • Food & Drink

    Fish Lane Rose Month

    Spend a month sipping pink in South Brisbane.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ghost Stories: Spirits, Hauntings and Worlds Beyond

    GOMA is getting spooky with two and a half months of free films about spirits, spectres and being haunted.

  • Food & Drink

    La Dolce Vita Brunch

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Teneriffe Festival 2021

    More than a decade after Teneriffe officially became a suburb, this community shindig and day of feasting continues.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Springfinity

    Flowered-filled art is blooming across the CBD's outdoor gallery this spring.

  • Food & Drink

    Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail

    After the Ekka was cancelled, the Scenic Rim's primary producers are rolling out the welcome mat and inviting Brisbanites down to their farms.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Victoria Park Halloween Putt Putt

    Because you can tap, tap, tap your way around a themed mini golf course at Halloween, too.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Imaginaria

    A multi-sensory playground with light-filled mazes and inflatable bubbles is taking over South Bank.

  • 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

    Entwined: Plants and People

    This State Library of Queensland exhibition explores humanity's fascination with flowers and plants.

  • 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

    A Midnight Visit

    This spooky experience will invite audiences into a macabre 36-room fantasy world.

  • Food & Drink

    Three Martini Lunch

    End your working week with a leisurely — and boozy — midday meal.

  • 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

    Open Season 2021

    The Tivoli and The Princess Theatre are showcasing live music during this six-month series of gigs.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Met: The Masters and the Modern Day

    Head to GOMA to check out films about famous artists and movies set at The Met.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gin Brunches 2021

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Rooftop Yoga at Cielo

    This sky-high Fortitude Valley bar hosts fitness classes with a view — at sunrise and sunset.

  • Food & Drink

    Brunch With Bite 2021

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

  • Food & Drink

    Sundaze at Will & Flow

    See out the weekend at Brisbane's newest overwater bar.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga in the Park 2021

    Salute the sun first thing on a Saturday morning.

  • Food & Drink

    21 Sundays

    End your weekend with drinks and live music on a South Bank rooftop.

  • Food & Drink

    Beirne Brunch Club

    Fortitude Valley's 24-hour bar and eatery gets into the boozy brunch game.

  • Food & Drink

    Sundaze Spritzes and Sunsets

    Sip your way through six different types of spritz while hanging out on this Newstead bar's deck.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Speakeasy Sundays

    Listen to live jazz while sipping $15 cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Yum Cha Sundays

    Dumplings, pork buns and egg tarts, right by the river.

  • Food & Drink

    Wandering Cooks Urban Produce Market

    South Brisbane's foodie hub will be serving up pastries, produce and bites to eat.

  • Food & Drink

    $1 Oysters

    Enjoy freshly shucked seafood for pocket change every Friday.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Tacos

    $22 gets you a bottomless serving of tacos every Sunday.

  • Food & Drink

    Espresso Martini Fridays

    End the working week with $10 espresso martinis.

  • Food & Drink

    ZZT Brunch Sundays

    Tuck into a decadent Middle Eastern brunch every Sunday.

  • Food & Drink

    High Cheese

    Swap baked goods for cheese, plus free-flowing wine.

  • Food & Drink

    The Tropic's Beachside Brunch

    A boozy — and bottomless — waterside brunch that's worth a trip down the coast.

  • Food & Drink

    $35 Martini Saturdays

    Pair bottomless vodka martinis with sliders every week.

  • Travel & Leisure

    RollerFit Brisbane

    Get your skates on.

  • Food & Drink

    Beirne Brunch Club

    Brisbane's new 24-hour bar and eatery gets into the boozy brunch game.

  • Food & Drink

    Free Chicken Nugget Night

    Buy a beverage, chow down free chicken nuggets.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Bellini Sundays

    Pairing free-flowing bellinis with a Sunday lunch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Vinyl & the City

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Friday Feels

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Saturday Soirée & Supper

    The Valley favourite has relaxing Saturday afternoons covered.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Milton Markets

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

  • Food & Drink

    Endless Yum Cha

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Livespark

    Free live music every Sunday at Brisbane Powerhouse.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pets at the Gabba

    Brisbane gets its first regular market dedicated to pets.

  • Food & Drink

    Mt Gravatt Marketta

    A new Saturday night foodie market south of the river.

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