Top Weekenders Apr 26-28

From Jurassic Park on the big screen and big western festivals to Spanish Tapas bars, Korean BBQ and Burmese eateries and rainforest cafes, here's 20+ awesome things to do in Brisbane this weekend:

WHAT'S ON
Jurassic Park Live Music Experience, presented by Queensland Symphony Orchestra, features a screening of the action-packed adventure film
Big Skies is a fantastic 9-day festival celebrating the sights, tastes & unique experiences of Queensland’s Western Downs
The highlight of this 12 day Gold Coast arts festival - the large scale spectacular opera Verdi's Requiem - is on this Saturday
Cinderella is a heart-felt, funny, fairy tale for grown-ups playing at QPAC from April 26 to May 5
The popular murder-mystery game leaps off the board and into the splendid old-world surrounds of Baedeker Wine Bar
The perfect family day out at the races with Nickelodeon and Dreamworks characters for kids and live racing on the track
Freshtival is a fresh seafood festival happening at Treasury Brisbane restaurants from April 18-May 31
MUST DO COMING UP
Opera in the Vineyard at Ballandean is a rare special event that combines the magic of music and the spirit of giving
Master the art of barbecue at the Regatta Hotel's Ultimate BBQ Masterclass with Gorden Tallis on Tuesday, May 7
Surfers Paradise LIVE is an epic free four-day live music festival held on the iconic Surfers Paradise beach
Abbey Road Live in Concert is being performed by Australian supergroup ARC on the Gold Coast
American actor, writer & comedian, Nick Offerman, is bringing his brand-new live comedy show to QPAC on Jun 21
Protest in the air, a fresh voice on the airwaves; the first Indigenous radio station in a capital city began broadcasting in the 1990s
Join Pulitzer Prize winning author, Andrew Sean Greer, for an evening of extraordinary insights
The 21st biennial UQ Alumni Book Fair is back with more than 100,000 books and more on offer from May 3-6
Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local will see the world's best authors livestreamed direct from Sydney to State Library of Queensland
Award-winning hip-hop artist, social entrepreneur and writer Akala is in Brisbane to discuss his bestselling debut
WHAT'S NEW
El Matador is a lively authentic Spanish tapas bar nestled in Brisbane's oldest laneway
Seoul Ssamm is a slick upmarket Korean BBQ restaurant off Fortitude Valley' M&A laneway precinct
Duo Bar and Restaurant is a quaint West End eatery in an old Queenslander with a leafy courtyard
This gorgeous sustainable-themed cafe features an outdoor courtyard which blends in with the surrounding rainforest
Burmese Fusion is Brisbane's first Burmese restaurant bringing authentic Burmese cuisine to Stones Corner
GOMA Restaurant, the secret jewel in South Bank’s culinary crown is where art meets gastronomy
Coffee Head Co is a cool laneway cafe serving boutique coffee, cacao, hand crafted tea & delectable treats until midnight
Kit Gloves Coffee is a super cute, dog friendly and sustainably-minded coffee shop in Gordon Park
WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK
From go-karting to the Stairs of Death, some of the best outdoor activities for all in Logan
BIKE RIDES
This path of approx 8km return has a surprisingly rural feel, twisting along Kedron Brook via old farmlands.
This is a family friendly jaunt of around 25km return through foreign landscapes that can be enjoyed by one and all regardless of biking prowess.
This leisurely scenic seafront walk or ride of around 10km return packs a lot of variety into its length.
KIDS
The popular playground Funderhollow at Underwood Park has expanded to include a fantastic nature play space
Watch real cannons being fired at this fascinating historic open day at Brisbane's 19th century fortress
Powerkids: Little Artists at Play at the Brisbane Powerhouse is a fantastic free creative play workshop series for children aged 0-5 years

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Enjoy a free fun-fileld family day out at this multicultrual fiesta
All Dogs Sports Spectacular is a fun day out for the whole family
A unique chance to journey through 5 weddings in one night
Romeo & Juliet is the unmissable ballet event of the year
Don't miss the Australian premiere of Piano Battle
It has sparked a cult following across the world and it's coming to Brisbane
Spend an evening with 'one of the most extraordinary people in the world today
Camerata returns to QPAC on August 29 for an unmissable concert
Treat Dad to some Father's Day fun at Golf Central BNE

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