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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Weekend

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By Concrete Playground
September 23, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Othello — Queensland Theatre

    Shakespeare’s classic moves to the Torres Strait during World War II in Queensland Theatre's new trilingual production.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eephus & Sudo's Funderdome

    This immersive installation reimagines arcades complete with interactive games and friendly monsters.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    You Won't Be Alone

    Macedonian Australian filmmaker Goran Stolevski makes a mesmerising debut with this stunningly shot horror movie about shapeshifting witches.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Luke Jerram: Mars

    First came the moon. Then, the earth. Next, it's Mars' turn to hover over West End's West Village.

  • Food & Drink

    Vici Italian Bottomless Grey Goose Brunches

    Kickstart your Sunday with three hours of vodka spritzes over an antipasto platter.

  • Food & Drink

    Oktoberfest at The Bavarian

    The Bavarian's Brisbane venues are celebrating Oktoberfest with parties, eight German-style beers, schnapps, giant pretzels, pork-heavy menus and Sunday sausage sizzles.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Play/ground

    Thirty-seven artworks have taken over the CBD's light boxes, banners and outdoor display cases — and some are being projected at Howard Smith Wharves, too.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Clean

    This absorbing and inspirational documentary focuses on Melbourne trauma cleaner Sandra Pankhurst, unfurling the stories behind her varied life and her messy-but-crucial line of work.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Atelier Sisu: Alcazar

    A seven-metre-tall palace of light and colour is popping up outside HOTA, Home of the Arts.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ticket to Paradise

    George Clooney and Julia Roberts team up again, this time for their first rom-com together — and their charisma and banter is the Queensland-shot film's biggest drawcard.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jen Lewin: The Pool

    Brisbane Festival wants you to hop across 100-plus light pads at South Bank.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonage Daydream

    'Cobain: Montage of Heck' director Brett Morgen turns David Bowie's life, music, performances and impact into a dazzling kaleidoscopic documentary that's as shapeshifting and boundary-pushing as the icon himself.

  • Food & Drink

    Casa Aperol x Justin Lane

    Soak up the Euro vibes on this legendary Gold Coast rooftop — and go in the running to win an all-expenses-paid sunset cruise.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bodies Bodies Bodies

    A getaway-gone-bad slasher flick, a savvy dark comedy and a twisty whodunnit, this Amandla Stenberg-, Maria Bakalova- and Pete Davidson-starring horror gem slays.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Portside Spring Markets 2022

    Portside's riverside markets are returning for spring, so you can treat yourself to art, plants, ceramics, accessories and more.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Flux Gourmet

    Set within a sonic catering institute, the latest film by 'In Fabric' director Peter Strickland serves up another wild, witty and wonderfully weird concoction.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wonder 2022

    HOTA, Home of the Arts' spring festival is back for 2022 with a glowing palace, Queen tunes by candlelight, a Daft Punk tribute and more.

  • Food & Drink

    Sundaze 2022 at Will & Flow

    See out the weekend with spritzes and grazing platters on top of the river.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Quiet Girl

    Tender, affecting and resonant, and filled with wonderful performances, this Gaelic-language coming-of-age drama tells a small tale with a big impact.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Underground Film Festival 2022 Virtual Festival

    Can't make it to SUFF in-person? Keen for the weird and wonderful flicks to continue at home? Check out the fest's online program.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Roma Street Parklands Plant Market 2022

    Brisbane arts, crafts and market group BrisStyle is heading to Roma Street Parklands for a spring shopping session filled with greenery.

  • Food & Drink

    Ritapalooza at El Camino Cantina Surfers Paradise

    You'll find Skittle and fairy bread margaritas, margarita tasting paddles and satay wings at this six-week festival.

  • Food & Drink

    BrewDog x Tasters: Shandy Sundays

    BrewDog is bringing shandies back — and you can try its lager-and-lemonade mix for free every Sunday in September.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Victoria Park Halloween Putt Putt 2022

    Tap, tap, tap your way around a spooky-themed mini golf course this Halloween — there'll be creepy clowns, zombies, witches, spiders and more.

  • Food & Drink

    $25 Dumpling and Martini Saturdays

    This South Brisbane favourite is pairing drinks and dumplings for just $25 every weekend.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Italian Film Festival 2022

    Brisbane's Italian Film Festival is back for 2022 with box office hits, Sophia Loren-starring classics and a Luca Guadagnino-helmed documentary about a shoemaker to the stars.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ephemeral

    Giant shimmering bubbles are taking over South Bank during Brisbane Festival.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Murder Mystery: Wedding Murder

    Sleuth your way through an interactive murder-mystery game in a former Fortitude Valley church.

  • Food & Drink

    Whisky Whisky 2022

    Sip and sample more than 80 local and international whiskies in Fish Lane — and win whisky-themed prizes at the boozy claw machine.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Love Lust Lost

    Let curiosity guide your adventure through this immersive Fortitude Valley wonderland.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Studio Ghibli Film Festival 2022

    Get spirited away at this magical cinema tribute, with Studio Ghibli classics screening on Thursdays and Sundays throughout August and September.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane's Art Boat 2022

    Wander through eye-catching art while cruising down the Brisbane river.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Legacy: Reflections on Mabo

    Thirty years on from the High Court of Australia's groundbreaking Mabo decision, the State Library of Queensland has enlisted 24 artists to reflect upon and celebrate Eddie Koiki Mabo.

  • Food & Drink

    Fat Noodle's Street Food Series

    Chef Luke Nguyen is spending three months whipping up street food dishes, focusing on Vietnam in July, Thailand in August and Malaysia in September.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    World of Wonder: Margot McKinney

    Scope out the bold and intricate work of Brisbane jewellery designer Margot McKinney, complete with rare gems and one-of-a-kind pieces.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kaleidoscope

    Go on, get lost — in this huge human-sized kaleidoscope that’s made of glass, steel, mirrors and moving prisms.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Festival 2022

    The annual festival returns with incredible theatre, electric live music and art activations galore.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Twilight Electric

    This riverside pop-up is bringing wild cabaret and a Japanese-inspired bar to Northshore Hamilton.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane Brunch

    Howard Smith Wharves' rooftop bar is saying cheers to Sunday boozy brunches — complete with two hours of champagne cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Paradiso's Universo Cocktails at W Brisbane

    Barcelona's Bar Paradiso has brought its acclaimed and inventive cocktails to W Brisbane.

  • Food & Drink

    Sundays at Byblos

    Pair cocktails and Mediterranean bites by the river every Sunday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane

    With artwork dating back two centuries, this city-focused exhibition surveys pieces that've captured Brisbane and its changes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Museum of Brisbane's Public Art Walking Tour 2022

    Spend an afternoon exploring Brisbane's stunning outdoor art.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles

    Rescheduled from 2020, Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art will host a showcase of weaved web-like installations by the Japanese artist.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Disney: The Magic of Animation

    Explore the Mouse House's huge animated catalogue via more than 500 original paintings, sketches and drawings.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2022

    Toowoomba will kick off spring in the most fitting way possible: with a month-long splash of blossoming florals.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Imaginaria

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

  • Food & Drink

    Rita's Bottomless Brunch

    Margarita jugs and tacos are on the menu every Sunday in Teneriffe.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gin Brunches 2022

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Yot Club 2022

    The next-level party boat has two bars, a stage and a dance floor — and it's sailing through Brisbane again.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Tides of Brisbane Boat Tour 2022

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

  • Food & Drink

    Yum Cha and Champagne Sundays

    Dumplings, prawn rolls and bubbles, right by the river.

  • 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

    Sky-High Sundays

    Brisbane's latest rooftop bar is serving up soda cocktails, Mediterranean-inspired dishes and R&B tunes every Sunday.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane Distillery's True Spirit Bus

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

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