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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Weekend

Explore a pop-up art space, drink cocktails in a park and dance in the dark at the UQ Art Museum.
By Concrete Playground
February 22, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Weekend

    Explore a pop-up art space, drink cocktails in a park and dance in the dark at the UQ Art Museum.
    By Concrete Playground
    February 22, 2018
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      • BRISBANE INDIE SALE TRAIL

        Spend your Saturday hopping between Brisbane's independent stores.

      • THE SUNDAY SESSION

        Before it closes its doors, the New Globe is launching a new monthly Sunday Session.

      • GAME NIGHT

        Game Night takes a familiar set up and turns it on its head, delivering some big laugh out loud moments in the process.

      • ALPHABET SOUP

        Stepping through the A to Z of emerging local, interstate and international artists.

      • COCKTAILS & CANAPES IN THE PARK

        Featuring 12 cocktail bars and an array of pop-up food stalls.

      • BLACK PANTHER

        The most unique, exciting and important movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far.

      • NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA AT ECSTASY: BAROQUE AND BEYOND

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

      • BRISBANE BEER FEST 2018

        Hone your palate for the amber liquid through tastings from some 30-plus breweries.

      • HAPPY END

        Acclaimed Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke is up to his usual tricks in this dark, unsettling tale of family dysfunction.

      • THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA LUNAR NEW YEAR ROOFTOP PARTY

        Party on a rooftop while watching Studio Ghibli.

      • THE CABANA CLUB

        Spend your Sundays drinking on Noosa's new cabana deck.

      • FLICKERFEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        Some of the world's best short films descend on Brisbane for two nights.

      • BRISBANE VEGAN MARKETS 2018

        Brissie's twice-monthly vegan market returns.

      • SYDNEY CITY LIMITS

        A new Sydney sister festival to Austin's much loved event.

      • SECRET GARDEN 2018

        See out summer with the Sydney festival's huge tenth birthday.

      • STEEL: ART DESIGN ARCHITECTURE

        See shiny metal in a different — and artistic — light.

      • FLOWSTATE

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

      • INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY

        A routine chapter in a flailing franchise that can't be saved by its leading lady.

      • SATURDAY SOIRéE & SUPPER

        The Valley favourite has relaxing Saturday afternoons covered.

      • FACES PLACES

        A delightful documentary from one of the pioneers of French cinema, still going at the age of 89.

      • THE DEAD DEVILS OF COCKLE CREEK — LA BOITE

        The world premiere black comedy takes its cues from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri's Martin McDonagh.

      • LADY BIRD

        A funny, heartfelt, honest look at high school life and mother-daughter relationships.

      • SALT MEATS CHEESE'S NUTELLA MONTH

        Nutella espresso martinis, Nutella calzones, Nutella lattes.

      • MOLLY'S GAME

        Jessica Chastain is at the top of her game in acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut.

      • PHANTOM THREAD

        The exquisite new film from director Paul Thomas Anderson plunges into the depths of a dark, devious love story.

      • MILTON MARKETS

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

      • THE LADY AND THE UNICORN

        Check out the 'Mona Lisa of the Middle Ages' at the Art Gallery of NSW.

      • BRISASIA FESTIVAL 2018

        Feast on dumplings from around the world, dance in cosplay to DJs or watch studio Ghibli on a rooftop.

      • SOUTH BANK'S FEEL GOOD PROGRAM 2018

        Get active, spend nothing.

      • I, TONYA

        Margot Robbie is at the top of her game in this big screen adaptation of an infamous true story.

      • GREEN JAM SESSIONS 2018

        Kick back with Friday arvo tunes and food.

      • EXOTIC HOLLYWOOD

        Step through cinema's adventure-seeking history.

      • SWEET COUNTRY

        A stunning Australian Western that explores our nation's long history of racial prejudice.

      • ENDLESS YUM CHA

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

      • SWINGING SAFARI

        This over-the-top ode to Australia in the '70s-era plunges a high-profile cast into nostalgic antics.

      • THE SHAPE OF WATER

        Director Guillermo del Toro is at the top of his game with this enchanting monster romance.

      • THE POST

        A solid journalistic drama about speaking truth to power that feels particularly relevant today.

      • MAKEIT CARBATEC WOODWORKING WORKSHOPS

        Planning a digital detox? Book into one of these woodworking classes.

      • THE ROARING 20S AND ALL THAT JAZZ FESTIVAL

        Head to the Blue Mountains this February, and don't forget your pinstripes, feather boas and pearls.

      • HOW WE ROLLS KITCHEN TAKEOVER

        The food truck favourite settles into Sabotage Social for a 12-week stint.

      • AMALIA PICA: PLEASE OPEN HURRY

        Turning chimpanzee communication — between themselves, and with other species — into art.

      • NATALIE BOOKCHIN: TESTAMENT

        Exploring the performative side of social media videos.

      • SUNDAY SETS

        End your weekend with live tunes, frosé cocktails and $10 pizzas.

      • ALL THE WORLD'S MEMORIES

        Some of the world's best documentaries are coming to GOMA's Australian Cinematheque.

      • CIAO! BAR POP-UP

        The Spaghetti House Trattoria adds a new space for summer.

      • ANGELICA MESITI: RELAY LEAGUE

        A multi-art exploration of dots and dashes.

      • MOONLIGHT CINEMA 2017-18

        Cinema under the stars returns to New Farm Park for another summer.

      • MAO'S LAST DANCER, THE EXHIBITION: A PORTRAIT OF LI CUNXIN

        Explore the story behind the book and film in this world-premiere exhibition.

      • PICASSO: THE VOLLARD SUITE

        The Spanish artist's 1930s etchings come to the Queensland Art Gallery.

      • SUNDAY HOT CLUB

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

      • GOLDIN+SENNEBY: STANDARD LENGTH OF A MIRACLE (THE BOOTLEG)

        The artist duo brings their latest retrospective to Brisbane as bootlegs and replicas.

      • SPRING HILL SUMMER NIGHTS

        Two Donkeys is serving up tunes, drinks and food across their new summer series.

      • OUR COLLECTION: JOURNEYS INTO THE ASIA-PACIFIC

        The Museum of Brisbane journeys through their collection with an exhibition of travel-inspired pieces.

      • NGV TRIENNIAL

        The NGV's most ambitious summer blockbuster exhibition to date.

      • LIMITLESS HORIZON: VERTICAL PERSPECTIVE

        GOMA's latest exhibition explores the world from the vertical perspective.

      • THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING

        The world's first dedicated showcase of ordinary art is heading to MONA for its first Australian visit.

      • LIVESPARK

        Free live music every Sunday at Brisbane Powerhouse.

      • RED HILL FARMERS MARKETS

        Inner west residents, your weekends are looking fresh.

      • PETS AT THE GABBA

        Brisbane gets its first regular market dedicated to pets.

      • JENNY WATSON: THE FABRIC OF FANTASY

        Wander through four decades of self-portraiture, autobiography and a whole lot of imagination.

      • ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE: THE PERFECT MEDIUM

        An exhibition celebrating the enduring legacy of an iconic American artist

      • 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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