Things To Do This Weekend 20-22 April

Live theatre in an historic village, opera in an underground cavern, family-friendly rave party, a real Greek café, Brisbane's new Spice Den and stunning autumn escapes are just a few of our top weekenders:

What's On

Spirits of the Red Sand

Australia's most spectacular interactive cultural theatre show & dinner set in a real historic village will take you back in time to the Australia of the 1800's through song, dance and storytelling...more

Curious Affection - Film Program 

This GOMA Cinematheque program features films selected by renowned artist Patricia Piccinini alongside those chosen in response to her longstanding interests in science, storytelling & empathy...more 

Opera in the Reservoir

An intimate concert in Brisbane's underground opera house featuring music from some of the biggest movies of all time from The Godfather to Pretty Woman, The Omen to Up...more 

Twilight Wedding Showcase

Brisbane's most stunning wedding showcase with two main settings - the splendid vintage surrounds of Old Government House and the other contemporary with panoramic views...more

Big Fish Little Fish

The epic family-friendly rave party returns to the Valley with UK superstar DJ and producer, Matt Darey, a 'Heroes & Villains' theme and a host of fantastic interactive activities for children of all ages...more  

Magnificent Makers

This fascinating free exhibition tells 7 stories of canny creations, daring discoveries and imaginative inventions that trace a path through Queensland's history since the late nineteenth century...more

Food Adventure Buffet

Here's a top value multicultural dinner buffet at a 5 star hotel for just $39pp, featuring a Ramen station, dessert buffet and an ever-changing menu of delicious dishes from around the world...more 

Aladdin the Musical

With breathtaking sets, mind-blowing special effects, over 300 hundred lavish costumes, classic songs from the film and a fabulous cast, Disney's spectacular musical is exactly what you wish for...more


A Brisbane City Council Active and Healthy Lifestyle program providing free or low-cost activities for senior residents, including Bliss yogalates, orienteering, balancing & stretching and putt putt golf...more

Art of the Palate

The Lab Restaurant and Bar is hosting a splendid evening of luxe dining and indulgent wine tasting paired with an insight into the works of Brisbane-based emerging artist Angela Wilson...more

Must Do Coming Up


Located in the heart of Brisbane CBD, Maiwar is a contemporary art program of First Nations' art and culture celebrated through a series of outdoor exhibitions, panel discussions and guided tours...more

Burn the Floor

In the past two decades, this highly acclaimed Australian production has revolutionised Ballroom style worldwide, with jaw-dropping choreography & ground breaking high voltage dance moves...more

Starlight Family Race Day

Kids can see favourite ABCKids characters including Shaun the Sheep & Bananas in Pyjamas and dirtgirlworld perform LIVE on the main stage at this great day out at the races for the whole family...more

Planet Earth II 

This musical and visual concert features breath-taking footage from the highly acclaimed BBC series, shown on big screens, accompanied by a live orchestra and hosted from the stage by Eric Bana...more

Vieille Branche Mother's Day Market

A beautiful morning out in a funky warehouse and industrial garden to see what some of Brisbane's best creatives and designers have been making and also pick-up a great locally made gift for mum...more

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

As the curtains close on the funniest 3 and a half weeks of the year in Melbourne, the Festival's most loved and laughed at comedians are packing their bags and hitting the road with a stop in Brisbane...more

What's New

Spice Den

The Casuarina Pan Asian hotspot has opened in the city so now Brisbane can get a heavenly taste...more

Salon de Co

Gorgeous new dining room and bar just opened in a boutique art deco hotel...more


Get an authentic taste of Greece at this cool new Greek café that just opened in the inner city...more

Walter's Steakhouse

A heritage listed warehouse is home to this splendid old world steakhouse that is a cut above...more 

White Brick Brewing

Just stumbled across another cool microbrewery tucked away in Brisbane's northern suburbs...more

E'cco Bistro

One of Brisbane's top dining institutions has moved house to a happening inner city location...more

Dreamhouse Café 

This unassuming café in Brisbane's south makes for an excellent breakfast or lunch pitstop...more 

Logan River Parklands

One of Logan's best kept secrets is this sprawling scenic parkland alongside the Logan River...more

The High Tea Room

An historic bayside cottage has been transformed into this charming old world high tea room...more

Beardy's Bar & Kitchen 

A drive through car wash on the bayside has been converted into this quirky kitchen and bar...more

Noego Coffee Co 

Discovered this absolute hidden gem of a funky coffee warehouse well worth a detour off the M1...more 

What We Loved This Week

Fox & Hounds

Finding this real slice of Britain in the Gold Coast hinterland an 18th century pub that was transported here from England - the go-to for traditional British ales and pub grub...more

Weekends Away

Best of Autumn in Southern Queensland Country

Experience the colour and charm of autumn with these cosy getaways, events and attractions...more 

Gypsy Cottage

A romantic picture perfect country retreat less than 90 mins from Brisbane with wood fire heater...more 

Homewood Cottages 

This award-winning property makes a good base for exploring Toowoomba and the Darling Downs...more


10 Best Kids Parks in Logan

Logan is home to some of the very best kids parks in south east Queensland - here's 10 to check out...more 

Powerkids: Little Artists at Play 

The best free creative play session for toddlers is back at the Brisbane Powerhouse with a new theme...more

Gold Coast Butterflies

Take the family for an enchanted walk through this little butterfly farm in the Gold Coast hinterland...more

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Big Skies is a fantastic 9-day festival celebrating Queensland’s Western Downs region
Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a rock ‘n’roll road trip playing at Bille Brown Theatre in May
This epic free -day live music festival is happening on Surfers Paradise beach
Enjoy an evening of music, mayhem, mystery and murder on Thursday nights
Protest in the air, a fresh voice on the airwaves at the first Indigenous radio station
Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local will see the world's best authors livestreamed direct from Sydney
Opera in the Vineyard at Ballandean is a rare special event
Join Pulitzer Prize winning author, Andrew Sean Greer, for an evening of extraordinary insights
Join award-winning hip-hop artist, social entrepreneur and writer Akala