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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Long Weekend

Feast on truffle-filled treats at this Garden City restaurant or tap into your inner Francophile at a festival dedicated to French wine, cheese and culture.
By Concrete Playground
January 24, 2020
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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Long Weekend

Feast on truffle-filled treats at this Garden City restaurant or tap into your inner Francophile at a festival dedicated to French wine, cheese and culture.
By Concrete Playground
January 24, 2020
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  • Food & Drink

    $20 Pork Knuckle Day

    Feast on one of the German Club's legendary slabs of pork — all for a lobster.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

    Tom Hanks is pitch-perfect as US children’s television host Mr Rogers in this thoughtful, full-hearted and charming drama.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Just Mercy

    This rousing true-crime story about an African American man on death row features excellent performances by Michael B Jordan and Jamie Foxx.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Midsummer Carnival — Brisbane Immersive Ensemble

    They turned 'Cluedo' into an immersive theatre production — and now they're doing the same with Shakespeare.

  • Food & Drink

    Luxe Sausage Sizzle

    These fancy snags will feature lobster, scallops, truffle and wagyu.

  • Food & Drink

    Bunnings Bushfire Fundraising Sausage Sizzle

    Eat a snag, help Aussie communities who need support.

  • Food & Drink

    Little Valley's Chinese New Year Festival

    Because Lunar New Year calls for parties, potato and truffle spring rolls, and bottomless lychee spritzes.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Lunar New Year at Brisbane Quarter

    See in the Year of the Rat with a light show, cherry blossoms and dumplings.

  • Food & Drink

    Chinese New Year Banquet

    The CBD's Chinese fine diner is putting on a Lunar New Year banquet — with matching wines.

  • Food & Drink

    Bacon and Egg Gelato Day

    It's made from smoked bacon-infused, egg-based gelato — and filled with maple syrup candied bacon pieces.

  • Food & Drink

    Felons Brewery Open Day 2020

    Tour Brisbane's CBD riverside brewery — and drink pineapple-flavoured beer.

  • Food & Drink

    Lunar New Year Party

    Celebrate the Year of the Rat with two hours of non-stop dumplings, pork buns and lychee martinis.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Biggest Little Farm

    This insightful documentary about a Californian couple’s efforts to start an eco-conscious farm will inspire you to pack up and live on the land.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bombshell

    There's a vital story at the heart of this dramatisation of Fox News' sexual harassment scandal, but this star-studded drama is an empty shell of a #MeToo movie.

  • Food & Drink

    Citrus & Seafood

    Spend the afternoon with a spritz in hand at this Mediterranean-style pop-up.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    1917

    Gripping, urgent and strikingly shot, this First World War drama follows two soldiers as they venture through enemy territory.

  • Food & Drink

    Oyster Frenzy

    Six courses of oysters — battered in squid ink tempura, baked with three cheeses, and paired with limoncello and finger lime caviar.

  • Food & Drink

    Hop Fest

    This new day-long beer festival will serve up more than 60 craft brews.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    True History of the Kelly Gang

    Ned Kelly returns to the big screen in a bold, brutal masterpiece that re-imagines and re-interrogates the notorious Aussie bushranger's place in the country's history.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Greenhouse Plant Sale

    Pick up greenery bargains in Brisbane's north.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Throw for the Firies

    Hurl a hatchet to raise money for bushfire relief.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Raise 'Em Up — Raising the Roof for Australian Bushfire Relief

    Megan Washington, Matt Corby, The Kite String Tangle and more are hitting The Tivoli's stage to raise $100,000 for bushfire relief.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Band Together

    The Zoo is putting on a bushfire benefit gig, headlined by Regurgitator.

  • Food & Drink

    Ginuary 2020

    Count down Australia 100 best gins of the past year — and drink them.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Boiling Point

    Exploring the bushfire crisis through art — and donating the proceeds to help.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fork Festival 2020

    A heap of Brisbane restaurants are offering half-price meals for five weeks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Peepshow — Circa

    Circa brings its adults-only acrobatic cabaret to QPAC.

  • Food & Drink

    Drink All You Can Jan

    Sip booze-free craft beer and enjoy unlimited refills.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Little Women

    The classic American novel gets a sharp, savvy and soulful new adaptation, with Greta Gerwig at the helm and Saoirse Ronan leading the cast.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Big Screen on the Green: 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'

    Get a dose of muggles and magic on Brisbane's 44-metre-long screen.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Tacos

    El Camino Cantina is doing two hours of endless tacos every Sunday in January.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Noise of Waters

    Splash through a selection of sea-focused cinema at GOMA's free retrospective.

  • Travel & Leisure

    X Cargo Pool Club

    The Valley shipping container hangout is bringing in a pool, cabanas and daybeds for summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lifeline Bookfest 2020

    Time to stock up on soap opera-themed cookbooks and other treasures you didn't know you needed.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fatboy Slim

    The godfather of 90s dance music returns.

  • Food & Drink

    The Westin Pool Party

    Spend an afternoon at Brisbane's only swim-up pool bar.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Crush Festival 2020

    This long weekend festival is all about summertime wine tastings, live music, art and theatre — and it’s free to attend.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Book of Mormon

    It's Brisbane's time to get in on the crass magnum opus from 'South Park' creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone — again.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    KURIOS: Cabinet of Curiosities — Cirque du Soleil

    Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production comes to Brisbane, complete with a cast of 47 artists from 17 countries.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Survival Day Ceremony

    Mark January 26 by paying tribute to the nation's first people.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema 2019–20

    Summer has arrived with the return of Brisbane's always-popular outdoor cinema.

  • Food & Drink

    Fever-Tree Tonic & Gin Garden

    A bunch of G&T gardens are popping up at pubs and bars around Brisbane this summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anne Wallace: Strange Ways

    In the first major survey exhibition of her work, the Brisbane artist makes the ordinary look extraordinary.

  • Food & Drink

    Weekends on the Lawn

    Embrace Brisbane's unseasonably warm weather at this riverside pop-up party.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Water

    Climb through a gymnastic sculpture, step over 100 tonnes of rock that recreates an Icelandic stream and see a real snowman.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Setting the Stage

    GOMA explores the influence of the stage on other art forms, including cinema, video art, photography, painting and sculpture.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    New Woman

    Celebrating the impressive work by Brisbane's female artists across the past 100 years.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lichtenstein to Warhol: The Kenneth Tyler Collection

    This free exhibition showcases the great American prints of the 20th century, including works by Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    High Rotation

    Step through Brisbane music history from the past three decades.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Geometries

    Stare at shapes, colours and optical illusions at Queensland Art Gallery.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nathen Street: Space Pixels

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

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