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Things To Do This Weekend 21-23 sept

A cabaret about gin, prohibition party, Michelin-starred Indian with a view, a stunning gin garden, Lord of the Rings under the stars and a Chinese moon festival are just a few of the great things to do around Brisbane this weekend: 

What's On

The Roundhouse Theatre is converted into a boozy little gin joint for a sublime evening of song By Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, Tom Waits, Sia, The Popes, Jessie J and more 

The Beer Incider Experience

An absolute must-visit for beer & cider drinkers, with hundreds of beers and ciders to try including a range brewed exclusively for the festival, and the unique opportunity to meet the brewers in person...more

Peter Grimes

Brisbane audiences have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear famous heldentenor Stuart Skelton sing in Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes, a musical and theatrical masterpiece...more

The Hatpin

The Hatpin Spring Hill Reservoir

One of the most captivating, moving and exciting criminal trials in Australian history has been turned into a powerful piece of theatre performed 6m underground in Brisbane's historic water reservoir...more  


Are we really fated? Are we truly at the mercy of what we inherit? Nature, nurture & the individual do battle in this audacious new work from Townsville's nationally-acclaimed Dancenorth...more

Prohibition Party

The Workshops Rail Museum transforms into a fabulous Roaring Twenties speakeasy on Friday night with bootleg brew, electro-swing music, poker games in the parlour and an after hours lantern tour...more

Tales of a Time Traveler

Narrated by David Tennant of Dr Who fame, fellow Time Lords can join him on this epic journey through space and time under the Cosmic Skydome at Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium...more

Bang! Bang!

This sassy foray into legendary Rhonda Burchmore's wild side features a procession of production numbers featuring men in heels, girls in jocks, and Rhonda's world-famous legs tap-dancing...more 

Chinese Moon Festival

Celebrate this iconic event in the Chinese lunar calendar in the Chinatown Mall with Asian-inspired performances, lion and dragon dances, V-pop and K-Pop dance, calligraphy & lantern making...more 

Tanqueray Terrace

The outdoor terrace of historic Customs House has been transformed into a botanical gin garden on the river, with gin cocktails, gin-paired bar food and a herb garden to add your own garnish...more 

Lord of the Rings Movie Under the Stars

Bring a picnic blanket to historic Eagle Farm Racecourse's Screen on the Green and settle in to see Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring on the biggest screen in the southern hemisphere...more

George Gittoes: Lovers

Lovers George Gittoes Mitchell Fine Art

This new series of paintings is reminiscent of rarely seen Gittoes artworks from the late 1960s, utilising 1000-year-old wood block stamps collected over many years throughout Afghanistan...more

Must Do Coming Up

The Brisbane Showgrounds are transformed into a Bavarian village for 2 weekends for an epic celebration that's been voted as one of the world's top ten Oktoberfests outside of Germany...more

Brisbane International Film Festival

Brisbane International Film Festival 2018 - Mao's Last Dancer

A celebration of contemporary international and Australian screen culture with new features & documentaries, shorts programs & retrospectives, screenings with live music, conversations &...more

Brisbane Open House 2018

This year, 114 buildings - many of them heritage and others significant architecturally or engineering-wise - will be open for viewing, either self-guided or with a guide, including some night viewings...more 

Australia's Biggest Duck Race

This quacker of a family-friendly day out for all ages will see 40,000 giant ducks on the Brisbane river, live entertainment on the river stage, kids rides, shows and activities and delicious eats...more 

Medibank Feel Good Program 

South Bank's free outdoor fitness series, the Medibank Feel Good Program, is returning to the Parklands and, for the first time, two classes will to be held in Brisbane CBD, Queens Park...more 


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 & kids activities...more

Man With the Iron Neck

Created by Australia's leading physical theatre company, Legs on the Wall, this daring & delicate show is based on parts of co-director Josh Bond's own story of 3 Aboriginal kids from a small town...more

Sanctuary Cove Car Festival

The ultimate car lovers' day out at beautiful Sanctuary Cove with an enviable range of classic, modified and luxury cars, as well as automotive exhibits, boat displays and live entertainment...more

Griff Rhys Jones

A hilarious live show of stories, anecdotes and stand-up sees the legendary UK comedian explore universal themes like how to use the self-check-in and why we need to get out while we still can...more

BrisBricks LEGO Fan Expo

Children and adults alike can immerse themselves in a magical world of visually stunning exhibits constructed by BrisBricks talented builders and volunteers, including a mammoth Hogwarts Castle...more

Government House Open Day

This day is a unique and fantastic opportunity for members of the public to peek behind the doors of the Governor's official residence and explore the estate's picturesque, heritage-listed gardens...more

German Festival

For three days, the Regatta Hotel's Laneway is being transformed into an authentic German beer hall, with bars serving up the best German beers, wines and liqueurs plus a Jägermeister Ice Luge...more

Amigos Para Siempre 

Join Queensland's Three Tenors together with the Queensland Pops Orchestra for an unforgettable concert with soaring voices and plenty of stage banter that will leave the audience wanting...more

Albion Antique & Collectables Fair

This 3-day annual fair is a must-visit for both buyers and collectors, with an impressive mix of local and interstate dealers who will be exhibiting unique quality items not seen before in Brisbane...more

The Catherine Tate Show Live

The first show sold out in days so don't miss your chance to see the acclaimed, award-winning UK comedian and actor in her second Brisbane show on her first ever Australian tour this November...more

I Am My Own Wife

This powerful, thought-provoking piece of theatre tells the tale of transgender woman Charlotte von Mahlsdorf who, against all odds, survived a violent childhood and 50 years of oppression...more 

Riverfire at Riverlife 

Settle in with the best seat in town with drinks, eats and music at the old naval stores to watch the skies illuminate over Brisbane (Must Do Brisbane readers can enjoy a special $10 discount!)...more

The Best of Movie Music

The Best of Movie Music

This Sunday morning concert featuring some of cinema's best loved soundtracks is fun for the whole family, with music from Star Wars, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Wallace & Gromit...more

Brisbane Craft & Gift Fair

Brisbane Craft and Gift Fair Sleeman Sports Complex Chandler

Taking place over two fantastic days, this mega annual fair being held this year at Chandler is your one-stop shop for unique and creative Christmas presents, birthday gifts or a little something special...more 

Iona EDB & Training Services Family Race Day 

Everest will be screened on giant screens, Nickelodeon characters perform live, there'll be fun kids workshops, character meet & greets, free rides & activities and more on this family race day...more

Deathfest 2.0

Australia's first arts and culture festival focusing on death, dying and how to live includes live theatre, visual arts, circus and discussions, taking place at various venues across Brisbane...more

Riverfire Carnival

The whole family can enjoy Brisbane's night of nights in this unique location next to the Story Bridge, with eats and drinks, live entertainment, roving performers, kids circus activities and more 

AFL Grand Final

The Kentucky Bar at Eagle Farm Racecourse is the ultimate destination to experience the biggest day in the AFL calendar with the match screening on the biggest screen in the southern hemisphere...more 

What's New

Brisbane's exquisite new Indian restaurant has a jaw-dropping view and a Michelin-starred chef...more 


Fritzenberger Wilston

An inner northside Brisbane village just scored this super cool frites burger and brew house...more

Slideways Go-Karting

Slideways Go Karting

This epic European-style, 3-level indoor go-karting track has recently opened in Brisbane's north side...more  

Arlette's Kitchen

An old corner store is now a charming Vietnamese café serving delicious breakfast and lunch daily...more  

Lucent Gasworks

This stunning luxury 2 bedroom Newstead apartment worth over $1.2m could be yours for just $2...more

Rustic Vintage Charm

Stumbled across this quaint café and gift shop serving scones & velvet lattes in an historic building...more 

El Rosa

This gorgeous pink courtyard is the go-to for unicorn hot chocolates & shake and bake milkshakes...more

Logan Central Markets

Logan Central Markets

These Sunday markets at Wembley Road showcase a delightful blend of bright colourful fashions, jewellery, fresh flowers, plants and produce, bikes, workwear and delicious bites to eat...more

Ginger Lily 

Tucked away in the north is this pretty new café serving all-day breakfasts, lunches and high teas...more

Joah Korean & Japanese

Joah Korean and Japanese Cuisine Bulimba

An eastside suburb has welcomed this funky little Asian eatery serving Korean and Japanese faves...more

Video of the Week

Anyone aged 5 upwards can learn the flying trapeze and other circus skills at these fantastic classes...more

What We Loved This Week


An unforgettable luxury stay at Q1, Australia's tallest residential tower right in the heart of the Gold Coast action, which has an exclusive 10% discount for Must Do Brisbane readers...more    


This fab, dedicated kids festival starts with more than 170 free & lowcost indoor & outdoor activities...more 

Indooroopilly Inflatable Laser Tag

Kids play free glow-in-the-dark laser tag free from this weekend at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre...more

Alice in Wonderland

Brought to life on stage at the Brisbane Arts Theatre is this enchanted classic tale by Lewis Carroll...more