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Things To Do This Weekend 17-19 feb

A BBQ & Beer roadshow, haunted cemetery tour, museum night markets, QSO replays its first ever concert, beautiful bay walks, a secret Latin garden cafe and a new chicken and beer hot spot are just a few of the great things to do and check out this weekend:

what's on

Queensland Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 70th anniversary this week with must attend concerts led by acclaimed conductor, Alondra de la Parra, and with virtuoso violinist Maxim Vengerov...more 

BBQ & Beer Roadshow

BBQ & Beer Roadshow Doomben Racecourse

BBQ and beer fans should not miss this epic inaugural event featuring the very best quality BBQ meats, championships, food trucks, live music and 20 bars of Oz and international craft beers...more

Museum Twilight Markets

The fabulous handmade twilight markets are back in the heritage-listed railway workshops with their first market for 2017, with all manner of artisan stalls, food trucks, live music and crafts...more

Ipswich Cemetery Ghost Tour

A rare chance to take a fascinating lantern lit night tour of one of Queensland's oldest burial grounds, the final resting place of pioneers and their descendants, bushrangers & convicts...more

Downey Park Food Trucks

Brisbane's fave food truck event returns to Downey Park Windsor this Sunday with a fab 2017 line-up of food trucks offering delicious street eats from around the world...more

Earth Frequency Festival

Get set for 4 days and nights of fun in the beautiful Scenic Rim, with this alternative music, arts and lifestyle festival featuring onsite camping and plenty of hands-on family friendly activities...more

RAAF Aviation Heritage Centre

Once a month the RAAF Amberley Air Base throws open the doors of its Aviation Heritage Centre so visitors can take an up close peek at the aircraft and gain an insight into SEQ's military history...more

Must Do Coming Up

Circa's breathtaking world class show poses the question of whether we are the monsters living in the landscape around us in decaying post-industrial cities...more

Brisbane Comedy Festival - Top Picks

It's less than 2 weeks until the biggest event on Brisbane's comedy calendar rocks into town bringing with it a stellar line-up of the country's best comedians - here are 11 of our top show picks...more

Queenslanders in Conversation

A free series of stimulating discussions with ABC Radio hosts about how the digital age will affect our future kicks off at the State Library of Qld next Wednesday night with Kelly Higgins-Devine...more 


See new works from exciting choreographing talents from Australia and China, in Queensland's premier dance outfit, Expressions Dance Company's stunning new show at The Judy...more 

He Said, She Said

He Said, She Said at the Ipswich Civic Centre

Watch the ultimate married-couple bickering when popular radio hosts and comedians Kat and Stav Davidson air their hilarious dirty laundry in their new stand-up show at Ipswich Civic Centre...more

What's New

Just discovered this secret garden oasis with Latin American café in a wartime industrial precinct...more

Alfred's Tennyson

This new riverside café makes a great spot for a leisurely breakfast or lunch and a glass of wine...more

Shabby Treasures down the lane

Tucked away in an artist laneway in a quiet suburban street, this shop is an absolute hidden treasure...more

Summer House

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks and tapas at this fab inner city eatery bar in a tropical setting...more

Fort Specialty Coffee 

The go-to for some of the best coffee on the northside, along with delicious breakfast and burgers...more

MoMo Chicken City

Just opened in the CBD is this subterranean wonderland of Asian flavoured chicken and beer...more

What We Loved This Week

Our staycation in this slick modern apartment with all the trimmings for the price of a hotel room in one of Brisbane's best locations...more

Bay Walks

Pelicans, historic piers, a shipwreck, seafront lagoon and the Bee Gees Way are all part of this walk...more


The 19th century seaside village has a splendid easy promenade all along the picturesque seafront...more 

Wynnum Manly

Start with an ethereal mangrove walk then follow the waterfront path all the way to Manly Marina...more 

What's On For Kids

The most fun children can have under one roof at Brisbane's biggest indoor entertainment centre...more

Heritage Bank Movies in the Park 

Catch a free screening of Rise of the Guardians under the stars in beautiful Robelle Domain parkland...more

Queensland Police Museum

Queensland Police Museum motorbike

See displays on the history of policing, QLD's most famous crimes and the chance to play detective...more