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
Bleach* is the quintessential Gold Coast festival, bringing its lively arts and outdoor culture together for 12 days
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 coming to Brisbane performed by Australian supergroup ARC at Fortitude Music Hall
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

Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul is a must-see major art exhibition
Central American figurative artist Carlos Barrios returns to Mitchell Fine Art
Brisbane Night Market is celebrating all things Burgers and Beers
Queensland's Government House will open to members of the public
Meet the world's great resorts at Brisbane's #1 international ski travel show
Be inspired, be informed and be empowered at Brisbane's Modern Woman Expo coming to BCEC in June
Ponies, people watching, fashion & fine jewellery combine at the 2019 McLaren Polo by the Sea
Cooly Rocks On is Australia’s coolest rock 'n' roll nostalgia festival celebrating the 50s, 60s and 70s
Brisbane’s biggest bi-annual sustainability festival is set to hit Chermside's 7th Brigade Park

Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul

Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul is a must-see major exhibition of one of Australia's most significant artists and it's free to visit
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