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Things To Do This Weekend 23-25 march

A mega antique fair, a reptile expo, mind-blowing art, suburban breweries, quirky new cafes, a Persian oasis and wetland walks are just a few of the top things to do around Brisbane this weekend:

What's On

Known for her imaginative, yet strangely familiar, lifelike hybrid creatures, world renowned artist Patricia Piccinini brings her most ambitious exhibition to date to take over the ground floor of GOMA...more

Bongo's Bingo Down Under

The epic bingo rave party from the UK that has swept the globe is taking over The Tivoli this weekend, with Irish sensations Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy performing hits from Boyzone & Westlife live!..more

The Comedy Experiment

Southsiders, this one's for you: 3 whole nights of hilarity in the one venue, including comedians Stav Davidson (Hit105FM) and wife Kat (612ABC) with their husband-and-wife show He Said, She Said...more


Held at the Royal International Conventions Centre at the Brisbane Showgrounds is the biggest reptile expo ever to be seen in Queensland, featuring reptiles, birds of prey, scorpions & spiders...more

Lifestyle: a sunshine state of mind


Showcasing a range of State Library of Queensland's rare and restricted collection items, this free hands-on exhibition explores the myriad of ideas and identities that are quintessentially Queensland...more

Tom Gleeson

Fresh from a big year in 2017, it's a Sure Thing that Tom Gleeson's brand of quick-witted humour delivered with a cheeky grin will be one of the hottest tickets of the Brisbane Comedy Festival...more

Iron Jack Blokes Day Out

As it says, this one's strictly for the boys: a perfect day out at the races with casual dress code,  dedicated beer garden, live music, a golfing green and a mega screen to watch the turf action...more

Urzila Carlson

Studies Have Shown that this super popular South African/New Zealander comedian's shows are some of the most sought-after tickets at this year's Brisbane Comedy Festival - book now...more

Aladdins Antique and Collectables Fair

Brisbane' s most exciting and biggest antique and collectables fair under one roof is on this Sunday, with the chance to browse through thousands of fantastic antiques and collectable treasures...more

Rather His Own Man: An Evening with Geoffrey Robertson

Presented by Integrity 20, here's a rare and unique chance to spend an evening with Geoffrey Robertson QC, who has had a distinguished career as a trial counsel and human rights advocate...more

Sam Simmons

Think you know everything about the feminist Latin art movement of urban Puerto Rico in the 1970s?! Well think again as US comedian Sam Simmons turns this world inside out and upside down...more

Heart Foundation Walking 

With over 100 walks to choose from across Brisbane - a bush walk, a suburban hill circuit or a paced walk at your local shopping centre - here's the perfect incentive to stay active, fit and healthy...more

Art of the Palate

The Lab Restaurant and Bar is hosting a splendid evening of luxe dining and indulgent wine tasting paired with an insight into the works of Australian contemporary fine artist Matt Stewart...more

Cam Knight

Cam Knight Brisbane Powerhouse 2018

After a sell-out season last year Cam Knight returns to Brisbane Comedy Festival with his rollicking new show - RICH in experience, LOADED with quick-fire one liners and brutally honest stories...more

Must Do Coming Up

Hot Brown Honey turns up the heat with lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment in this smash-hit, genre defying, firecracker of a show that has taken the whole world by storm...more

Queen's Baton Relay

The Queen's Baton passes through Brisbane on the Easter weekend on the way to its final stage at the GC Opening Ceremony - here are the spots & events around the city where you can see it...more

Songs That Made Me 

First staged for QMF 2017, Songs That Made Me will again bring together Australian powerhouses Deborah Conway, Clare Bowditch and Hannah Macklin for the closing night of WOW Festival 2018...more

Festival 2018

Be part of this epic once-in-a-generation 12 day event across Brisbane to coincide with the Commonwealth Games, with 200 events and more than 900 performers, to delight all ages...more

Sunday Sounds Sanctuary Cove

Pack your picnic blanket and escape the excitement of the Games at Sanctuary Cove for a relaxed afternoon celebrating all things Australian with headline act, ARIA award winner Russell Morris...more

What's New

Tucked away off the beaten track in a southside suburb is this surprising slick new café and bar...more

Lucky Cat Cafe

This new incarnation of a cat café has just opened on the southside - a purrfect spot for coffee...more

Farah Restaurant

Stumbled across this exotic Persian oasis serving up traditional Iranian eats in a secret city hideaway...more

Daily Planet Café

The Valley's new go-to for top-notch coffee, sweet treats & pop culture vibes under an historic hotel...more 

Revel Brewing 

A funky eastern suburb microbrewery and laneway bar has just rebranded itself with a new name...more

Blackmarket Bar & Grill

In a CBD no-man's land you'll find this quirky modern multi-level eatery with a top secret rooftop bar...more

White Lies Brewing

Not just a great spot for a premise-brewed craft beer this industrial estate bar has retro games...more

Artrageous Experience

A community art centre with dedicated gallery and courtyard garden, offering art classes &...more

Cakes & Shit

Get your fix of delicious baked goodies, breakfast & late-night desserts at this new laneway bolthole...more 

What We Loved This Week

Enjoying the most jaw-dropping vistas of Brisbane out to Moreton Bay with drinks and dinner in this charming landmark federation 1920s restaurant and bar ... more 

Wetlands Walks

North of Boondall Wetlands is this lesser known yet stunning coastal wetland worth checking out...more

Berrinba Wetlands

Boasting pram and wheelchair-friendly pathways, boardwalks and bridges, via forests, lakes and billabongs...more

Tabbil Ban Dhagun

Tabbil-Ban Dhagun Track Boondall Wetlands Nudgee Beach Nudgee Queensland

Just beyond the sleepy sea hamlet of Nudgee is this secluded boardwalk through mangrove paradise...more 


A special C&K hub for the under 5's at the World Science Festival, offering free hands-on experiences...more   

World Science Festival Steam Train

Kids can arrive at the World Science festival in vintage style on Queensland's oldest steam train...more

The Witches

The world of Roald Dahl comes to Brisbane Arts Theatre in this captivating, family-friendly adventure...more