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Things To Do This Weekend 15-17 sept

The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, cheese, wine and beer tasting, Scandinavian Festival, secret Japanese eatery, new alehouse in an old pub, a new boho coffee lounge, a laneway Parisian bakery and rainforest walks are just a few of the awesome things to do and try around Brisbane this weekend:

what's on

Queensland's ultimate spring festival kicks off this weekend, with garden tours, street parade, food & wine festivals, three days of top live music, amusement rides, ghost tours and...more

Cheese, Wine & Hops

The historic Treasury Hotel courtyard is the gorgeous setting for Friday night's indulgent session of boutique wine and beer and artisan cheese tasting accompanied by live jazz music...more 

An Octoroon

The controversial award-winning Broadway stage play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, given a unique Australian twist, makes its Queensland Theatre debut this weekend at Bille Brown Studio...more

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Train Tours

Planning a trip to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers this year? Then why not travel the hassle-free scenic route with a vintage steam train ride or on board a retro restored rail motor...more

Twilight Notes

Twilight Notes: Debussy String Quartet, QPAC

Stirring string quartets by Beethoven, Ravel and Shostakovich will thrill music lovers when the acclaimed Debussy String Quartet presents this awe-inspiring one night concert...more 

Tattersall's Club Art Exhibition

The prestigious art prize, which attracts leading artists from all over the country, has its public exhibition now open for viewing at the foyer in Brisbane's Riverside Centre...more

Scandinavian Festival

Release your inner Viking at this year's free family-friendly festival of all things Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Estonian and Finnish, which is now being held at a leafy Bowen Hills park...more

Must Do Coming Up

The Producers, Savoyards Musical Comedy Society, Iona Performing Arts Centre

Mel Brooks' hilarious timeless musical, will give audiences plenty to laugh about when Savoyards Musical Comedy Society present it at Wynnum's Iona Performing Arts Centre...more 

Sunset Spritz

Brisbane's favourite riverfront bar is set to pop up again from next week, with the return of Sunset Spritz at heritage-listed Customs House...more

Bambert's Book of Lost Stories

This enchanting Helpmann award-winning show for the young and the young at heart is coming to the Brisbane stage in October - a heart-warming and uplifting...more

The Beer Incider Experience

The Beer Incider Experience 2017

300+ beers and ciders, 53 breweries and cideries, 18 food trucks and 9 bands will be taking over the Brisbane Showgrounds for the weekend in an epic event set to be the biggest & best yet...more

Brisbane Open House

More than 80 of Brisbane's landmark historic and cutting edge modern buildings will open their doors to the public for 2 days in October, along with precinct tours & child-friendly activities...more

Oktoberfest

Dust off the dirndls and lederhosen and get set for when the Brisbane Showgrounds turn into a piece of Munich for 2 fun-packed weekends in October of feasting, drinking, dancing & partying...more 

For Tibet With Love

BEMAC's latest World Music Café is set to be a real treat - an evening of mesmerizing performances by Tibetan, Japanese, Indian, and Afro Folk musicians, including Tenzin Choegyal...more

A Night in Vienna

The Ipswich Civic Centre will be transformed into a spectacular Viennese ballroom for one magical and unforgettable night of Johann Strauss, waltzes, polkas, frocks and finery...more 

Sanctuary Cove Festival 

The beautiful Marine Village is the setting for a day of premium boats and luxury and classic cars with a carnival atmosphere of live music, street performance, delicious food and fun for the kids...more 

Riverfire Carnival at Oakwood Hotel & Apartments

Take a front row seat at this year's spectacular Riverfire, with this unique family-friendly carnival right next to the Story Bridge, including delicious food and four-hour drinks package...more 

Fun Palace

Science and art collide in a mind-blowing free event for families with all kinds of fascinating displays, demonstrations and hands-on activities, and special guests Dr Karl Kruszelnicki & Engibear...more

BrisBricks LEGO Fan Expo

LEGO fans of all ages won't want to miss this awesome 3-day expo at Chandler, with jaw-dropping LEGO displays including vehicles from The Lego Batman Movie and fun kids activities...more

Festitalia

Celebrate all things Italian for a day at a Newmarket park, with more than 30 pop-up stalls of delectable Italian eats, traditional entertainment, roaming performers, petting zoo & more 

What's New

One of Brisbane's iconic heritage pubs just opened a funky new craft beer bar worth checking out...more

Le Petit Paris

This chic little French bakery, café and creperie has just opened in a groovy Brisbane laneway - and it's the real deal...more

Club Kitchen

Get your fix of peanut butter, Turkish delight and turmeric latte at this homey new coffee nook...more 

Doujo

Stumbled across this tiny gem of a new Japanese eatery tucked away on Brisbane's south side...more

Norma Jeanz

Silver screen siren Marilyn Monroe has a cute café dedicated to her over on Brisbane's north side...more

Ginger and Lime

The bayside's secret new go-to for a scrumptious breakfast or lunch as well as top-notch coffee & a great kids menu...more

What We Loved This Week

One of our fave northside cafes is now open for dinner from Wed to Sun, with a delicious foodie menu and the option to BYO wine...more

Rainforest Walks 

This unique Mt Tamborine walk features cathedral buttresses and palms, with shy pademelons...more 

Boombana Mt Nebo

A boardwalk around the base of giant ancient figs is the main attraction at this Mt Nebo walk...more

Greenes Falls

A lush, easy grade 2km circuit just over half an hour from Brisbane up in beautiful Mt Glorious...more 

Kids

Let the kids loose for a few hours at Brisbane's best laser tag circuit, with dodgem cars & games too...more

Supa Golf

Tee off with the family at Queensland's most unique and scenic golf course suitable for all ages...more

Museum Zoo

It's a zoo at the Workshops Rail Museum from Saturday, with a whole heap of animal-themed fun...more 

Victoria Park

Victoria Park, Herston

Victoria Park turns into a fun zone this weekend with a pop-up outdoor games area for ages 3-12...more