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Things To Do This Weekend 10-12 aug

Open day at historic Parliament House, concert in the underground reservoir, a hot new bao bar, brunch in a country cottage and scenic wetland walks are just a few of the great things to do in and around Brisbane this weekend:

What's On

The smash-hit stage adaptation of the classic Australian coming-of-age mystery is set in the summer of 1965, when a bookish 14 year-old boy flees from the boredom and bullying of small-town life..more

West End to Broadway - The Tony's

West End to Broadway The Tony's Underground Opera

Brisbane's secret underground opera house, the heritage-listed Spring Hill Reservoir will be filled with the sounds of the best showstoppers from all of the iconic Tony-award winning musicals...more

Parliament House Open Day

To celebrate 150 years, Queensland's Parliament House is opening its doors to the public for a rare look inside, with free tours, live entertainment, kids trail and high tea in the Strangers Dining Room...more

Camerata - Bliss

Camerata - Bliss, QPAC Concert Hall

The internationally acclaimed UK clarinet soloist Julian Bliss joins Camerata for this inspired concert which evokes the relaxed, smoky, honky tonk jazz bar and the ethereal American prairies...more

Lior & Paul Grabowsky

Don't miss this celebration of the music of Israeli-born singer songwriter Lior & acclaimed composer and pianist Paul Grabowsky - a musical fusion between 2 of Australia's most respected artists...more

(Not) The Last Night of the Proms

In the great Proms tradition, this annual concert by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra will feature a flurry of classic British tunes and an invitation to sing along, wave your flags and have fun...more

Which Way Home

The light-hearted humorous production by the ILBIJERRI Theatre Company at Brisbane Powerhouse draws on writer Katie Beckett's own memories of growing up with her single Aboriginal father...more

Broadway on Screen

Experience the thrill of the greatest musical theatre songs ever written as Patrick Pickett and the Queensland Pops Orchestra take you on a star-studded journey of Broadway screen greats...more

Ningura Naparulla Gibson

This current striking exhibition showcases the distinctive work of Central Australian Aboriginal artist Ningura Napurrula Gibson whose work has been featured on Australian international postage stamps...more

Must Do Coming Up

Brisbane's awesome caffeinated laneway festival is back for the 2nd year in funky Fish Lane with espresso martini cocktails, delicious street food from local eateries and smooth DJ tunes...more

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The nearest thing to seeing Simon and Garfunkel themselves is this awesome musical that pumps out all of the iconic music duo's hits whilst telling the story of their astronomical rise to fame...more 

Five Flavours Beer Festival

Spend Ekka Wednesday public holiday at the historic naval stores on the river sampling beer and cider, munching on delicious eats and listening to cool acoustic sounds, with dogs welcome...more 

Anjelah Johnson


The NFL cheerleader turned actress and comedian who became an internet sensation in 2007 with her viral video, "Nail Salon" is bringing her brand new stand up show to Brisbane for one night...more

Father's Day Lunch - Regatta Hotel

Treat Dad to a scrumptious buffet lunch with a hot and cold carvery, artisan bread and decadent desserts at the iconic Regatta Hotel, with stunning river views to enjoy from the lace-iron verandah...more

Cheese & Wine of New Zealand

On Show Day eve, Treasury Brisbane is hosting an indulgent evening of New Zealand cheese tasting, and wine sampling along with live entertainment and craft beer in their splendid historic courtyard...more 

What's New

Fine dining, traditional Japanese style has arrived in the base of a schmick new apartment block...more

Nom Nom Bao

Just opened in an historic Fortitude Valley building is this little hidden gem of a licensed bao bar...more 

Bad Wolf Boutique

Dedicated to dogs is this unique dog-friendly store with in-house day care & nearby offleash park...more

Campos Coffee

The popular roastery cafe has moved from its black shed just up the road to this funky new café...more 

The 21st

The 21st South Brisbane

Stumbled across this quirky new eatery that is open late 7 days for lobster rolls and bubble tea...more

Emporium Rock'n'Roll Milk Bar

Emporium Rock 'n Roll Milk Bar Old Petrie Town

Turn back the clock to the 1950's at this charming retro milk bar located in an historic village...more 

The Old Storehouse

This gorgeous white country cottage has been transformed into a chic café deli perfect for brunch...more

What We Loved This Week

The best dining to be had in Ascot can be found at this chic garden style restaurant and bar...more

Wetlands Walks 

Eagleby Wetlands

This gorgeous wetland just ½ hr from Brisbane has walking trails, bird-watching and picnic areas...more

Lota Creek

Lota Creek Boardwalk

A beautiful bayside boardwalk that takes you on the path less travelled through a secret wetland...more

Tinchi Tamba

Take in 3 different landscapes in one walk at this northside wetland which is also home to kangaroos...more


Haven Park

This awesome new state of the art playground for children has popped up in a new residential estate...more 

Chambers Flat Strawberry Farm 

Strawberry picking season has begun so take the kids to this southside farm to pick their own berries...more

Wind Tubes

Kids can make a free flying creation out of every day materials, then see it take flight & defy gravity...more