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Things To Do This Weekend 12 -14 oct

Brisbane Open House, epic film, German and Italian festivals, a mammoth duck race, adults-only circus, new cocktail bars and an indoor artisan market are just a few of the great things to do in Brisbane this weekend:

What's On

Brisbane International Film Festival 2018 - Celeste

A celebration of contemporary international and Australian screen culture: new release features & documentaries, shorts programs & retrospectives, screenings with live music, conversations &...more


Voted as one of the top 10 Oktoberfests outside of Germany, this epic festival sees part of Brisbane Showgrounds turned into a lively German village for weekends of drinking, feasting, dancing & music...more 

Brisbane Open House 2018

Over 2 days 114 Brisbane buildings, many of them heritage and others significant architecturally or engineering-wise will be open for viewing, either self-guided or with a guide with some night events...more

Australia's Biggest Duck Race

A quacker of a day out for all ages with 40,000 giant ducks on the Brisbane river, live entertainment on the river stage, kids rides, shows and activities and delicious eats from the Regatta Hotel...more

After Dark

Queensland Museum After Dark

Take in the museum's natural history, science and cultural heritage, with expert talks, science displays and demos, live music and entertainment with glass of wine in hand and no kids allowed...more

German Festival

This 3 day festival will see the Regatta Hotel's Laneway transformed into an authentic German beer hall, with bars serving up the best German beers, wines and liqueurs plus a Jägermeister Ice Luge...more

Brisbane Craft & Gift Fair

Taking place over two fantastic days, the Brisbane Craft & Gift Fair is your one stop shop for unique and creative Christmas presents, birthday gifts or a little something special for yourself...more


A fun-filled day out in Italy for all ages, featuring 30 popup Italian food stalls, local and national Italian artists, entertainers, dancers, singers and performers and hosted by James Liotta...more

Government House Open Day

Don't miss this unique and fantastic opportunity to peek behind the doors of the Governor's official residence and take a guided tour of house and gardens - a highlight of Brisbane Open House 2018...more 

Medibank Feel Good Program

Brisbane's popular free outdoor fitness series (for all levels), is back at beautiful South Bank Parklands for the spring months, as well as, for the first time, Queens Park in Brisbane CBD...more


An Italian-inspired street party featuring some of the city's leading names in outdoor hospitality is celebrating spring at Brisbane's exciting new lifestyle precinct, South City Square at Woolloongabba...more 

Infamous - The Show 

This sensational adults only circus cabaret under the Spiegel Big Top at Victoria Park is unlike any circus you've seen before, with a sassy combination of circus acts and uncensored burlesque...more

Gary Myers

The artist's first Brisbane exhibition in 4 years celebrates the Australian landscape, depicting subjects gathered during his travels from North Queensland to Tasmania and  the Sunshine Coast Hinterland...more 

Stavros the Greek Pop Up 

Stavros the Greek

Brisbane's fave Greek restaurant has popped up in Paddington, bringing a mouth-watering selection of meat & seafood, yiros, delicious cuts from the charcoal grill, and delectable dips and sides...more

All Breed Cat Show

A must-visit for cat lovers, featuring around 30 breeds of cats on show, including a companion section, with prizes for best decorated 'rock star' cage as well as best dressed exhibitor...more

Must Do Coming Up

Presented by British theatre company curious directive as part of BIFF 2018, Frogman submerges the audience deep into the Great Barrier Reef in a sensory-immersive way with a fictional 1995 murder...more 

Brisbane Fashion Runway

The fashion event of the year, renowned for its chic sophistication, avant garde aesthetic and breathtaking fashions is being held within the glamorous old Hollywood setting of The Tivoli...more

Island Vibe Festival

Australia's best boutique Reggae and Roots event is back for 4 days at a stunning beachside location on North Stradbroke Island with an exciting and interactive program of music, arts and culture...more

Neon Tiger

La Boite's Roundhouse Theatre will transform into the backstreets of Bangkok for this hilarious brand new musical love story - it's the adult gap year you never knew you needed!..more

Griff Rhys Jones

The new live show from the star of BBC's iconic comedy sketch show Not the Nine O'Clock News features hysterical stories and comical anecdotes from forty years of travelling the world...more

Women in Voice

The iconic cabaret event brings together Brisbane's best female singers in a show unlike any other - blending styles and genres and taking audiences on a trip that is joyous, surprising, moving & funny...more

Cheese, Wine & Bubbles

Indulge in bubbles, wine and culinary delights across the entire ground floor of the historic hotel, with 3 hours of artisan cheese tasting and fine wine sampling accompanied by live entertainment...more 

Deathfest 2.0

Presented by Metro Arts, Australia's first arts and culture festival focusing on death, dying and how to live is taking place at various venues across Brisbane from October 15 to November 4...more

What's New

This unique indoor warehouse space has 90 artisan market stalls  and an inhouse café with play area...more

The Terrace

Brisbane has just welcomed this stunning rooftop bar with white onyx bar and jaw-dropping views...more

Moda Tapas Brasa Bar

Moda Tapas Brase Bar Petrie Terrace

Brisbane's stunning new Spanish-inspired tapas and brasa bar has the absolute wow factor...more

Amy Sergeantson Chocolate

New chocolaterie serving specialty coffee, signature hot chocolates & hand-crafted chocolate treats...more

Carpe Diem

A quiet southside suburb is now home to this super cool café serving top notch food and coffee...more

The Pick Up Joint

This colonial corner store is now a fantastic dog friendly working kitchen/bakery and coffee haunt...more  

Finney Isles

Finney Isles Fortitude Valley

A glamorous cocktail and wine bar has made its home in an 1860's drapers store by the same name...more   


The traditional tastes of Roman cuisine have come to the inner west with this new Italian trattoria...more

Book Merchant Jenkins 

An historic timber church has been converted into Brisbane's most gorgeous secondhand bookshop...more 

Cocktails on Kent

Cocktails on Kent Wooloowin

Down a leafy northside suburban garden path you'll find this cute new French cocktail bar and café...more 

Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu Springwood

Recently opened in Brisbane's south is this quirky dog-friendly café serving breakfast in a bottle...more 

Fat Belly Jack's

Fat Belly Jack’s Petrie Terrace

Brisbane has just got this new honky tonk American bar serving the hottest Nashville fried chicken...more


This stark white minimalist café just opened in Brisbane's CBD is the go-to for top coffee and salads...more

When Harry Met Sally 

Stumbled across this cute southside café that serves delectable breakfasts and Asian-style dishes...more

Video of the Week

Take an underwater walk through the wondrous ethereal world of the sea jellies...more

What We Loved This Week

Logan has some great markets to hit up over the weekend including a recycling market and an awesome global food market with fantastic street food breakfasts...more

Wetland Walks

This vast and scenic wetland reserve just half an hour from Brisbane has a variety of interesting trails...more

Tabbil Ban Dhagun Mangrove Boardwalk

Winding through 2km of mangroves, the boardwalk offers magnificent views of Shorncliffe & the bay...more

Lota Creek Boardwalk

This hidden gem of an easy 2 km walking circuit takes in mangroves, saltmarshes & eucalypt forests...more


Kids can see Nickelodeon characters perform live, while enjoying a fun day out with family & friends...more 

Top 10 Things to do in Coolangatta with Kids

Here's ten fantastic reasons to take the kids down to the Gold Coast's prime southern destination...more 

Purple Reign 

A new immersive 'secret garden' at GOMA's Children's Art Centre is filled with images of jacarandas...more