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Things To Do This Weekend 21-23 april

Opera in the historic underground reservoir, railway museum twilight markets, a new microbrewery in a wartime factory, secret tiki bar in a basement, a quirky little dumpling bar and botanical garden walks are just some of the great things to do and discover around Brisbane this weekend:

what's on

Queensland Theatre pays tribute to its former Artistic Director, Michael Gow, with a production of his intriguing, moving & thought-provoking play, directed by Sam Strong...more

Opera in the Reservoir

In celebration of its first decade, he Underground Opera Company presents the best of the last 10 years, with all of your favourites arias, ensemble vocal pieces & duets in the Spring Hill Reservoir...more

Digital Futures

Digital Futures Lab

SLQ Gallery is transformed into a hybridised laboratory, studio, game space and exhibition where visitors can discover smart cities and digital bodies, real life robots and risky algorithms...more

The Witch Doctor & The Windmill

Extraordinary Aboriginal artist, Linda Syddick Napaltjarri, has a solo exhibition of her acclaimed work at Mitchell Fine Art - join Director Mike Mitchell this Saturday for an intriguing talk about her life...more

Museum Twilight Markets

The popular artisan night markets are back at the Workshops Rail Museum this Friday night with a host of fantastic handmade stalls, food trucks, free craft workshops, live music and torch tours...more 

War-Time Quilts

This very rare collection curated by leading quilt historian Dr Annette Gero features a dazzling array of unique and diverse ' war quilts' made from 1710 through to the end of the 20th century...more

The Story of Brisbane

Head along to the Brisbane Powerhouse on Wednesday mornings for a unique and fascinating journey through the history of Brisbane as depicted by its great writers and poets, led by two actors...more

Must Do Coming Up

Set in the spectacular vineyards of the Granite Belt's Ballandean Estate Wines is this splendid and unforgettable event - an intoxicating mix of music, gourmet food and top notch wines...more

The 7 Stages of Grieving

Twenty years after its hugely successful debut, Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman's play about grief and the hope of reconciliation is back on the Brisbane stage at QUT Gardens Theatre...more

Cinco de Mayo

Brisbane's best Mexican festival is back at Riverlife on the May Day weekend with a special 50% discount for Must Do Brisbane readers...more

Spanish Film Festival

The Queen of Spain

Brisbane audiences can get a taste of the best Spanish films, delectable wine and food with the annual Spanish Film Festival hitting Palace Barracks and Palace Centro Cinemas from next week...more

What's New

An old World War II factory in a southside suburb has been transformed into a cool microbrewery...more

Electric Avenue

This exquisite old world bar and bistro just opened in an historic building in the antique precinct...more

Gnocchi Gnocchi

From the folk who brought Australia's first Italian gnoccheria to Brisbane, now there's a second one in a funky shipping container retail strip...more

Suki Sushi Burrito & Poke Bowls

Suki Sushi Burrito & Poke Bowls South Brisbane 

Delicious Hawaiian-inspired poke bowls and sushi burritos have finally arrived in Brisbane - get your fix daily at this bustling new South Bank joint...more

Café De Soyt

Brisbane has this secret retro video game café - the  place to hang out and play old skool games, fuelled by top notch coffee and delicious sweet treats...more

Quest Room

Brisbane's newest escape room has themes ranging from 19th century London to a lunatic's lair...more 

Tiki Tiki Gai

Tiki Tiki Gai Fortitude Valley

Brisbane just got itself a secret new tiki bar, hidden away in the back of another Asian basement bar....more

Two Street Over Café

An historic corner store in a leafy back street is the new local go-to for top coffee & delish toasties...more

Crazy Panda Dumpling Bar

Crazy Panda Dumpling Bar Camp Hill

This quirky little eastside dumpling bar is the go-to for creative colourful dumplings and Asahi on tap...more

What We Loved This Week

Revisiting Meat at Billy's famous butcher shop at Ashgrove, where you can even pick up a bottle of wine to go with that top cut of meat...more

Botanical Gardens

A secret 14 acre wonderland of paths, bridges, ponds, gardens, waterfalls, sculptures and rainforest...more

Kholo Botanic Gardens

Few other than the locals know about this scenic oasis with a touch of history west of Brisbane...more

Noosa Botanic Gardens

Noosa is famous for its beach but these gardens on the shores of Lake MacDonald are well worth a visit...more

What's On for Kids

The classic Roald Dahl tale is brought to enchanted life on stage at the historic Brisbane Arts Theatre...more

Lone Pine Outdoor Cinema

See Hunt for the Wilderpeople for free beside the river at Lone Pine Sanctuary's twilight market...more


Laserzone Lawnton

Brisbane's best indoor entertainment centre has laser tag, dodgem cars, arcade and video games...more