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The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Weekend

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By Concrete Playground
June 30, 2022
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Power and the Passion of Jane Campion

    GOMA's Australian Cinémathèque is dedicating every Friday and Saturday in July to the films of Oscar-winning director Jane Campion.

  • Food & Drink

    Piano Bar's Ski Chalet

    Emporium Brisbane has turned its Piano Bar into a wintry ski chalet, complete with a fireplace, three-cheese and truffle jaffles to eat and champagne to sip.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ali & Ava

    This lyrical social-realist drama from British filmmaker Clio Barnard tells a tender and touching tale about two West Yorkshire residents looking for love and happiness.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lost Illusions

    Featuring superb performances and an involving narrative, this handsome 19th century-set French drama about big dreams and stark realities feels oh-so-relevant today.

  • Design & Style

    IKEA Mid-Year Clearance Sale 2022

    The Swedish furniture giant is offering discounts of up to 50 percent off until July 10.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Snowland Putt Putt

    Putt your way around a winter wonderland.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Elvis

    Baz Luhrmann's take on the king of rock 'n' roll is a sprawling, exhilarating spectacle, as led by an exceptional Austin Butler in the pompadour and jumpsuits.

  • Food & Drink

    Free Croissants at King Street Bakery

    Buy a barista-made beverage, score a free croissant — all to celebrate Bastille Day.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Running Up That Hill 'Stranger Things' Party

    Listen to the 'Stranger Things' soundtrack and celebrate all things Kate Bush at this late-night party.

  • 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

    Men

    'Ex Machina' and 'Annihilation' filmmaker Alex Garland returns with a #MeToo horror film that's both blatant and piercing.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Surface Miami Street Art Festival

    Street art is taking over the Gold Coast's footpaths, laneways and walls, including 12 large-scale outdoor murals and a 2.4-kilometre fence line exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lightyear

    This Buzz Lightyear origin story doesn't soar to infinity and beyond, but it benefits from lively voice work and a scene-stealing robot cat.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nude Tuesday

    Spoken only in gibberish, and unafraid to bare all, this New Zealand sex comedy starring Jackie van Beek, Jemaine Clement and Damon Herriman is revelatory several times over.

  • Food & Drink

    Everyday We're Truffling — Truffle Month 2022

    Salt Meats Cheese is serving up a truffled-filled menu throughout July, including truffle baked brie, truffle gelato and truffle margaritas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2022

    The world's best (and most shocking) photojournalism from the past year comes to Brisbane.

  • Travel & Leisure

    QAGOMA Winter Design Market Weekend 2022

    Shop for Brisbane's best art and design across this huge two-day market.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Snow4Kids 2022

    Head to Springfield to wander through the snow, build a snowman and throw snowballs at targets.

  • Food & Drink

    Snow Week 2022

    Fifty tonnes of real snow is descending upon The Prince Consort — and so is an ugly sweater party, poutine and wintry cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    The Rooftop Lodge

    The Gold Coast's rooftop beach club is turning into a sky-high (and snowy) alpine lodge for winter.

  • Food & Drink

    Truffle Sundays

    Emporium's fine diner is serving up a five-course truffle degustation for $150.

  • Food & Drink

    Lina Rooftop's Sunday Brunch — Winter Edition

    Spend your wintry Sundays sipping bottomless bellinis, bloody marys and cocktail slushies on a South Brisbane rooftop.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pixar Putt Northshore Brisbane

    A Pixar-themed mini golf course is popping up by the river this winter.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jane Eyre — Shake & Stir Theatre Co

    Charlotte Brontë’s gothic classic returns to the Brisbane stage.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    OUTstanding

    Next time you stroll around the city, keep an eye out for impressive First Nations art.

  • 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

    Forbidden Forest in the Courtyard

    The Regatta is turning its courtyard into a forest-filled winter hangout, complete with a fruity cocktail menu.

  • 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

    Winter Afternoon Tea

    Celebrate the frostier weather with decadent pastries, bite-sized reubens and stomach-warming hot spiced cider.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Maho Magic Bar

    A Shinjuku-inspired bar and a performance space in one, this neon-lit venue pairs sake cocktails and shōchū with magic shows at your table.

  • Food & Drink

    Mould — A Cheese Festival 2022

    Brisbane's huge cheese festival is back for three dairy-fuelled days — over wine, beer, whisky, vodka and gin and sake, of course.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jenn Nkiru: Rebirth Is Necessary

    Brisbane's Institute of Modern Art is hosting the first-ever Australian solo exhibition by Grammy-winning artist, filmmaker and Beyoncé collaborator Jenn Nkiru.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Northshore Sculpture by the River

    Don't just stare at Hamilton's waterside scenery — spend two months peering at sculptures big and small at this free art festival.

  • Food & Drink

    In the Snow at Customs House

    Spend winter sipping champagne and eating Moreton Bay bug croissants in igloos by the river.

  • Food & Drink

    Scenic Rim Eat Local Week 2022

    Take your tastebuds on a trip south west of Brisbane to sample the region’s finest produce with more than 125 food and drink events across 42 locations.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bricktionary: The Interactive Lego Brick Exhibition

    Check out the A-to-Z of Lego — including more than 150 impressive models, plus six interactive building zones.

  • 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

    The Picasso Century

    Scope out more than 70 works by the Spanish artist, as well as 100-plus others from over 50 of his contemporaries.

  • 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

    Curiocity Brisbane 2022

    This interactive art event is bringing immersive science-driven installations to Brisbane hot spots for 17 days this winter.

  • Design & Style

    Suitcase Rummage 2022

    Trawl through Brisbane's favourite luggage-based trash 'n' treasure.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    9 to 5 The Musical

    Dolly Parton's hit musical is coming to Brisbane.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    In Transit

    For its latest immersive installation, the Museum of Brisbane is exploring growth and healing through works about intersectionality, language, displacement and reclaiming history.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gin Brunches 2022

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

  • 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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