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Things To Do This Weekend 14-16 sept

Brazilian street festival, hot new Chinese restaurant in a heritage-listed bank, glamorous Italian with a stunning view, a dog offleash garden café, a bank vault bar and a new Brisbane laneway are just a few of the great things to do around Brisbane this weekend:

What's On

On an empty stage, a house is conjured from nothing, filling room by room as generations of inhabitants move in, grow up, get old, argue, do laundry, fall in love, work and party...more

Brazilian Festival

Brazilian Festival, Fortitude Valley

This lively Rio Carnival-style street festival is coming to Brisbane for a day and night so bring the family along for live music and entertainment, delicious Brazilian eats, and a fun-filled kids zone...more

Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties

On loan from Sydney Living Museums, this compelling collection of over 130 mugshots, taken by New South Wales Police between 1920 and 1930, is unlike any found elsewhere in the world...more

2018 Australian Supercross Championship

2018 Australian Supercross Championships, Jimboomba

One of the most esteemed events on the Australian Motorsports Calendar, with the best riders from Australia and around the world including current two time SX1 Champion, Justin Brayton from USA...more

Hotel Sorrento

This modern classic tells the story of three sisters reunited after 10 years apart, living in very different worlds and starring some well-known faces from Australian stage and screen...more


Islands, State Library of Queensland

Explore the secrets, stories & hidden histories of Queensland's islands from Peel Island's lazaret & St Helena Island's penal settlement to the tale of Eliza Fraser and development of tourism on Lindeman...more

Wild Forms

Don't miss this stunning new exhibition by multi-award winning sculptors Peter Stellar and Mela Cooke, now showing at the Urban Paradise Gallery in Woolloongabba...more

Must Do Coming Up

Created by Australia's leading physical theatre company, Legs on the Wall, this daring and delicate show - a highlight of Brisbane Festival - is based on elements of co-director Josh Bond's own story...more

Helen Bidou - Enter the Spinnaker Lounge

From songs and sarongs, chitty chats with special guests, plus some unwelcome and unsavoury life advice from Helen, Enter the Spinnaker Lounge is wild, unpredictable and drop-dead funny...more

The Gizmo

Based on the best-selling children's book by Paul Jennings, this laugh-out-loud crazy theatrical adventure is a fun-filled ride for the whole family, coming up this school holiday...more

Tales of a Time Traveler

In this new Brisbane Planetarium show visitors can witness the birth of the universe, uncover the time scale of the Big Bang,  journey to the edge of a black hole and explore the lives of stars...more

ImagiNation Childrens Festival

ImagiNation Children's Festival, City of Logan

Over 16 days in the school holiday, children aged 0-12 can let their imaginations run wild with an action-packed program for everyone, from cooking and dancing, to art and craft, and robotics...more

Lord of the Rings Movie Under the Stars

Bring the whole family along to experience your favourite movie like never before on the biggest screen in the southern hemisphere - under the stars at historic Eagle Farm Racecourse...more

George Gittoes: Lovers

Lovers George Gittoes Mitchell Fine Art

The mythical power of love is the theme behind Sydney Peace Prize Winner George Gittoes latest exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art, in which the artist revisits his unique abstract style...more

Riverfire Kookaburra Queens 

Watch Riverfire from a front row seat on the deck of one of Brisbane's iconic riverboats, with a sumptuous buffet included or from the exclusive top deck with finger food and drinks...more

AFL Grand Final


Here's the ultimate destination to experience the 2018 AFL Grand Final - watch the game on the largest screen in the southern hemisphere from the comfort of an American-style sports bar...more

Tanqueray Terrace

Brisbane's getting a stylish new pop up gin bar on the river featuring Copa glass cocktails of gin mixed with premium tonics to pair, and a greenhouse herb garden to select your garnishes...more

What's New

A grand heritage-listed city bank is now home to this splendid old world Chinese restaurant...more


The Gambaro family's highly anticipated Italian ristorante has just opened in a stunning setting...more

The Boom Boom Room

The Boom Boom Room Brisbane CBD

A basement bank vault is the ambient setting for this glamorous new bar with the wow factor...more 

Le Fromage Yard

One of Brisbane's best fromageries has opened this new artisan cheese shop in Brisbane's east side...more

California Lane

Brisbane's new laneway just opened on an iconic site bringing a retro Californian vibe to the Valley...more

Raw Lovely Too

Raw Lovely Too Thornlands

A chic little treasure of a vegan café and sweets shop found tucked away in a secret bayside spot...more

Café in the Mountains

This rustic mountaintop café makes for a great weekend breakfast or lunch stop with a bush walk...more

Ironbark Dog Cafe

At this unique offleash dog garden café owners can have coffee while dogs have a puppycino & play...more 

Kai Aroha 

Found what may just be the best hangi joint in south east Queensland in an unexpected place...more

Tommy & E Specialty Coffee 

Tommy & E Specialty Coffee Burpengary

Discovered this tiny hidden gem of a top coffee bar tucked away in a far northside shopping centre...more

Logan Central Markets

Sundays at Logan are abuzz with these markets which offer everything from budget breakfasts (think Dutch & kiwi staples) to fresh produce, homewares and flowers...more

What We Loved This Week

This fantastic gourmet supermarket, deli and café is a welcome and popular new addition to Brisbane's inner west...more

Neighbourhood Walks

Disrict views of Windsor from Eildon Hill Reservoir

This inner north suburb is home to heritage villas, quaint cafes, pretty parks and stunning views...more


Take a walk through the winding historic streets of Paddington with café, gallery & boutique stops...more

New Farm 

One of the most varied walks takes in river pathways, New Farm Park, historic landmarks and cafes...more


The award-winning Bunk Puppets present this new delicious DIY theatre event at Ipswich Art Gallery...more

Best Themed Playgrounds 

From aeroplane and trains to farm-themed playgrounds, tale the kids to a unique playground today...more

RAAF Open Day

With free admission, this open day at the heritage aviation museum makes for a great family visit...more