Top Weekenders Aug 23-25

From decadent brunches, multicultural festivals and spectacular dog shows to new burger & beer bars & artisan ice-cream parlours and heritage trails, here's 15+ top things to do in Brisbane this weekend:

WHAT'S ON
Its the most hilarious, debauched, spectacular Sunday brunch session in Brisbane
Bangarra Dance Theatre celebrates its 30th anniversary season with Bangarra: 30 years of sixty five thousand
All Dogs Sports Spectacular is a fun day out for the whole family showcasing the A-Z of dogs on August 25
It has sparked a cult following across the world and now the smash hit comedy play PUFFS is coming to Brisbane
Spencer is a new Australian comedy-drama playing at QUT Gardens Theatre for 2 shows only on Aug 23 & 24
The Technicolour Multicultural Festival returns to Newmarket for a free fun-filled family day out
Looking for inspiration for your perfect wedding? Here's a unique chance to journey through 5 weddings in one night
Internationally awarded natural history artist Deirdre Bean is showing her first solo exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art
Brisbane's iconic Regatta Hotel has transformed its open-air courtyard into an enchanted woodland for winter
The Ultimate Queen Celebration starring Marc Martel returns to Brisbane for one night only at The Tivoli
MUST DO COMING UP
Blanc de Blanc returns to Brisbane Festival with a brand new hedonistic show - an intoxicating blend of flirtation and acrobatic feats set within a champagne nirvana
From Darkness is a deeply moving and darkly funny play about a dysfunctional family performed by La Boite Theatre Company
Brisbane’s biggest bi-annual sustainability festival, is back at Carindale for its 20th fair with a free action-packed day out
Country Music Weekend is bringing a massive weekend of boot-scootin' fun to Doomben Racecourse
The Bakery Lane Bake Off is Brisbane's first mini cake festival, taking place in the Valley's iconic Bakery Lane
Brisbane Festival is celebrating all things cabaret this September with a swag of sensational shows
Vend Market Place is celebrating its first birthday with a massive 70's themed party on Saturday, September 7
Popera on the Hill is fabulous celebration of music featuring four renowned singers performing pop and opera
Treat Dad to some Father's Day fun at Golf Central BNE on September 1 with mini-golf, fantastic food and more
Brisbane’s iconic Regatta Hotel is hosting a very special Father’s Day on Sunday, September 1
Escape to the bush this Father's Day and treat Dad to a delicious buffet breakfast or lunch at Walkabout Creek
For a uniquely Brisbane Father's Day idea, take Dad along to Brisbane's oldest residence for a day of beer, food trucks & music
WHAT'S NEW
Happy Pops in South Bank is serving happiness on a stick with their handcrafted artisanal gelato popsicles
Heading to Oktoberfest this year? Then get kitted out for the occasion at Bavarian shop Schnucki
Yakiniku Hachi is a traditional Japanese barbecue restaurant found at Brisbane's hot new Asian dining hub
Monte Ale House is a secret southside craft beer bar hidden away in the industrial backstreets of Slacks Creek
This stylish sustainable cafe, gift & flower shop can be found tucked down a peaceful side street
A gourmet burger joint and fully licensed bar within a plant-filled outdoor garden setting
Tin Cup Cafe is a charming rustic cafe found within an historical village half an hour's drive from Brisbane
Southside Antiques in Annerley is one of Brisbane's largest antique centres spread over two massive levels
HERITAGE TRAILS
Bulimba, with its sprawling Queenslanders, cute worker's cottages and proximity to the river, parks, cinema, cafes, restaurants and historic school, has in recent decades become one of Brisbane's fashionable and sought after neighbourhoods.
The Reminisce in Rosalie Heritage Trail takes walkers on a whimsical trip down memory lane, with street plaques telling the intriguing story of the many historic buildings and sites dotted around the area
With Ipswich City Centre having more historical buildings than you can poke a Georgian walking stick at, it’s a great place to explore on foot
KIDS
This intriguing interactive exhibition that allows children to investigate drawing, mechanical movement and energy
Just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't keep swimming, with 17 out of Brisbane City Council's 22 pools heated and open for business
This fabulous wildlife nature centre is possibly Ipswich city's best kept secret.

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

How Cities Work is a fantastic, interactive family exhibition
Join some of Australia's funniest female comedians for an afternoon of laughs at Brisbane Powerhouse
Comedy superstar Cal Wilson is heading to Brisbane to delight fans with her new stand-up show
Visit Vivaldi’s Venice with French harpist Xavier de Maistre
Noni Hazlehurst’s critically-acclaimed production of Mother returns
Senior Moments 2 is coming to QPAC from March 4 to 8
Experience rocket launching, drone flying & more at this Open Day
All aboard the vintage picnic train for a Sunday jaunt to historic Swanbank
The Triffid will play host to some of the hippest, sexiest beats on the planet

Tattersall's HIT105 R'n'B Race Day

Make tracks to Doomben Racecourse for a day of non-stop racing and brilliant beats
Tattersall's Hit105 RnB Race Day
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