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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Weekend

Make plans to get festive at a Milton twilight market, hit up a pop-up duck and pinot bar on King Street, and see volcanic mounds at GOMA.
By Concrete Playground
November 24, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Food & Drink

    Spritz Garden Pop-Up

    Until the end of summer, Lutwyche's Crown Hotel is turning into a regency era-inspired, spritz-slinging English garden.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Menu

    A culinary thriller-slash-black comedy with bite, this Ralph Fiennes- and Anya Taylor-Joy-starring cinematic dish is savage, savvy and slickly satisfying.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    The 'The Shape of Water' and 'Pan's Labyrinth' director's stop-motion take on the beloved 19th-century Italian tale might just be the most magical yet.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bones and All

    Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell play cannibal lovers road-tripping through America's midwest in this evocative and exquisite film from 'Call Me By Your Name' director Luca Guadagnino.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Christmas in Brisbane 2022

    Brisbane's month-long Christmas celebrations across the CBD and South Bank include a tinsel tavern and festive jazz lounge.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Benoit Blanc is back on the case in this sequel to 2019's whodunnit hit 'Knives Out', which serves up another smart and superbly cast puzzle box of a film.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    MQFF+

    Stream your way through queer film highlights during MQFF's week-long online program.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane Tea Festival 2022

    Sip your way through nearly 30 tea stalls, learn new tea-making skills and shop for teawares.

  • Food & Drink

    Chocolate Fiesta at Craft'd Grounds

    Chocolate pastries, chocolate rum tastings, food trucks slinging chocolate treats, a screening of 'Chocolat': they're all on the menu at this Albion festival.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

    For his first movie in seven years, Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu ponders the weight of being a filmmaker in a feature both spectacular and indulgent.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    She Said

    Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan lead this powerful newspaper drama, which follows the journalists who broke the Harvey Weinstein story.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Festival X 2022

    Calvin Harris and Don Toliver headline Festival X's big 2022 return.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Greenhouse by Joost

    Step inside one of Joost Bakker’s most ambitious zero-waste projects yet: a fully sustainable, recyclable home in Melbourne’s Federation Square that grows all of its own food.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Garden Brunch

    Your Saturday plans now involve 90 minutes of bottomless spritz teapot cocktails in a regency-inspired garden decked out with wisteria and ivy.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Air' at GOMA

    Expect an exhibition that works to peel back the layers of the invisible, ethereal element that life cannot exist without.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wynnum Fringe 2022

    Wynnum Fringe is back to fill Brisbane's bayside with music, comedy, a rooftop container bar and a ferris wheel.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sculptures By the Wharf

    This pet-friendly outdoor exhibition at Portside Wharf features 30-plus sculptures throughout the riverside precinct.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Velvet Queen

    Filled with stunning nature cinematography, this awe-inspiring documentary charts the search for a Tibetan snow leopard.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Millie Lies Low

    There's nothing false about this astute and hilarious NZ comedy about faking it till you make it in a social media-ruled world — or about Ana Scotney's exceptional performance.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Brisbane Fair Trade Christmas Market 2022

    Pick up ethically-created, handcrafted items from around the world.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Christmas Twilight Pop-Up Markets

    This northside marketplace is spreading seasonal cheer across its 100-plus stores — and its indoor greenhouse — twice this festive season.

  • Food & Drink

    Vinyl Nights and Sushi Sets

    James Street's Sushi Room is pairing DJ-spun disco and funk tunes with set menus on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema Brisbane 2022–23

    Moonlight Cinema is back for another huge summer of cinema under the stars.

  • Food & Drink

    Kumokumo Souffle Pancakes Pop-Up

    Pop-up Japanese joint Kumokumo is bringing its super-fluffy soufflé pancakes to Brisbane.

  • Food & Drink

    King Street Food Fiesta

    Kick off this year's Valley Fiesta with a Friday-night food fest with dishes from $6.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Hidden Lanes Festival Pop-Up

    Enjoy a festival within a festival, with Bakery, Winn and California lanes hosting a pop-up version of their Hidden Lanes fest for Valley Fiesta.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Valley Fiesta 2022

    Valley Fiesta is celebrating its 25th year with three days of free live tunes across 13 venues — and a food fiesta.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Enchanted Garden 2022

    See one of Brisbane's most popular spaces in a completely new light.

  • Food & Drink

    Woodfired Fridays

    This is exactly what your Friday afternoons need: $15 woodfired pizzas in the Treasury Hotel courtyard.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Milton Christmas Twilight Markets 2022

    Get festive on Cribb Street with artisanal gifts, Christmas dishes and a pop-up bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Yonder Festival 2022

    In 2022, the three-Day music and arts festival is heading to the Scenic Rim with Kenta Hayashi, Haiku Hands and Miles Brown leading the bill.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'The Room' Monthly Screenings

    The worst movie you'll ever see never stops selling out screenings.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe's most electrifying instalment yet gets an engaging-enough sequel, which grapples with grief and also franchise box-ticking.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Victoria Park Christmas Putt Putt 2022

    Victoria Park's Christmas-themed mini golf course is back to fill you full of festive cheer.

  • Design & Style

    Neighbourhood Earth

    An immersive, multi-sensory adventure awaits at Brisbane's premiere of this intergalactic exhibition.

  • Food & Drink

    House of Lobster

    One Fish Two Fish is dedicating all of November to lobster rolls and four-course lobster feasts.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Tides of Brisbane Boat Tour 2022–23

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Embodied Knowledge: Queensland Contemporary Art

    Explore new eye-catching artworks by 19 Queensland artists and collectives, all for free, with a focus on women, people of colour and LGBTIQA+ creatives.

  • Food & Drink

    Ritapalooza at El Camino Cantina South Bank

    You'll find 24 different marg flavours and 'rita tasting paddles at this five-week festival, including Skittle, marshmallow and fairy bread.

  • Food & Drink

    Chandon Spritz Garden at Customs House

    Spend an afternoon sipping sparkling wine with orange bitters — and tucking into citrus-poached Moreton Bay bug croissants — by the river.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Japanese Film Festival 2022

    Celebrate new and classic Japanese cinema with an animated flick about competitive gliding, an action-comedy giving assassins a kawaii spin and a documentary about four top Tokyo chefs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melt Festival 2022

    Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Shane Jenek and Cher-inspired cabaret: they're all on the lineup at Brisbane Powerhouse's 18-day LGBTIQA+ celebration.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mary Poppins

    Everyone' favourite nanny is floating into QPAC's Lyric Theatre.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Westoria

    West End is getting a new Friday night market with stalls, food trucks, performances and fire twirlers.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Feel Good Program Spring 2022

    Bend, stretch, splash, salsa and hula your way through spring at South Bank's free exercise classes.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Vici Italian Bottomless Grey Goose Brunches

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

  • Food & Drink

    Sundaze 2022 at Will & Flow

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

  • Food & Drink

    $25 Dumpling and Martini Saturdays

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

  • 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

    Disney: The Magic of Animation

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

  • 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.

  • 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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