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Things To Do This Weekend 19-21 may

Laneway vineyard and street art festivals, Paniyiri, a Venezuelan restaurant, new gin and igloo bars, Italian on the river, voyeuristic dance and a little historian's festival at Brisbane's oldest house are just some of the great things to do around Brisbane this weekend:

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The historic Regatta Hotel turns its car park into an enchanted laneway wine garden for 2 days and one night, with more than 50 wines & gourmet food, live music in the cellar and more


Paniyiri Greek Festival West End 2017

Opa! It's time to celebrate everything Greek at Brisbane's annual epic Greek festival at Musgrave Park, with this year's new feature the Plateia (a pop up Greek village) along with the usual festivities...more

Behind Closed Doors

Queensland's leading contemporary dance company takes audiences for a tantalising glimpse through the keyhole to see what goes on with guests behind closed doors in hotel rooms...more

First Coat Festival

First Coat Toowoomba

The streets of Toowoomba CBD are transformed by local & international artists into Queensland's biggest open air art gallery for three days in this stunning visual festival of street art...more

Stories from the Hearthstone

Cosy up with a group of pals at Brisbane's only city cellar door for an exquisite autumn-themed degustation menu prepared by Clovely Estate's creative chef and paired with quality local wines...more

Hampton Festival

Spend a day in the country at this splendid festival, showcasing the best of Southern Queensland's produce, wineries, art, providores and restaurants with special guest, celebrity chef Paul West...more

Nazeem Hussain: Public Frenemy

There's only a handful of seats left at the Saturday night no holds barred show from Australia's no. 1 public frenemy and popular TV and radio personality who has sold out tours around the world...more

Must Do Coming Up

Join ABC Radio personality Steve Austin for the latest in this free series of stimulating discussions at State Library of Queensland, with this month's topic The Future of Work: Is Capitalism Dead?..more

Pearl: The Janis Joplin Story

Pearl: The Janis Joplin Show Ipswich Civic Centre

The songs and life of 1960's music legend Janis Joplin are brought to the stage by the talented Liza Ohlback for just one night in this amazing 'rockumentary' that no Joplin fan will want to miss...more


The powerful and ancient story of Antigone will be brought to life by heartBeast Theatre in the gothic underground setting of Brisbane's heritage listed Spring Hill Reservoir...more

Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe

Experience the exhilaration of seeing all of the genuine costumes and props from the Marvel franchise, when this unique blockbuster exhibition for all ages opens at GOMA...more

Queensland Cabaret Festival

Life is set to be a cabaret in Brisbane in June when this two week festival returns for its fourth year, bringing a total of 14 fabulous shows by local and internationally renowned guests...more

Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

Boat aficionados should not miss South East Queensland's biggest boat festival, set in the beautiful surrounds of Sanctuary Cover's marina over 4 days, with activities and fun for the whole family...more


Written by Olivier award-winning writer Stef Smith, Swallow is an intense, funny, contemporary play about choosing life - a transformative story coming to the stage at Metro Arts...more

What's New

Brisbane's first igloo bar has popped up on the river at old Customs House, just in time for winter...more

Il Molo Kitchen & Bar

This new Italian kitchen and bar has just opened in a gorgeous riverfront locale in Brisbane's east...more

Bochinche's Lounge

A new discovery is this lively little Venezuelan restaurant & bar tucked away down an inner city lane...more

Proud Henry Wine Bar & Ginoteca

Proud Henry Wine Bar & Ginoteca Fortitude Valley

This charming art deco gin and wine bar has just opened in place of another much loved wine bar...more

Scenic Rim Brewery

This day trip from Brisbane combines the best of craft beer, food and picturesque country scenery...more

Icing Hill

A new artisan café patisserie and café is attracting sweet tooths and gourmands in downtown Valley...more

Chit Chat Bite Beer

Chit Chat Bite & Beer South Brisbane

Just found this funky little kiosk café bar serving delicious Asian fusion bites, beer and coffee...more

The Fishmonger's Wife 

One of Brisbane's best fish and chipperies has upped and moved locations to the leafy inner east...more

What We Loved this Week

Visiting this extraordinary trove of random bargain treasures - furniture, homewares, sporting goods, books that have all been salvaged from landfill...more

Museum Day Trips

Toowoomba's must visit museum is home to the National Carriage Collection, a vast array of vehicles...more

Samford District Historical Museum

Samford Museum's tin roof next to large gum tree

Spend an idyllic Sunday immersed in history at this fascinating museum just a half hour from the CBD...more

Redland Museum

The entire history of the Redlands can be found under one big roof at this well-run, curated museum...more

What's On for Kids

Experience life pre-electricity with a day of fun hands-on activities and games at Newstead House...more

Ipswich Show

For 144 years Ipswich kids have been attending this fun-filled show - an ideal family day out...more

Kate Beynon: Friendly Beasts

Kids can engage with Friendly Beasts through interactive activities including mask making & dancing...more