Top Weekenders Feb 22-24

From comedy festivals and champagne balls to country manor cafes and breakfast by the bay, here's 20 great ways to make this weekend a top one:

WHAT'S ON
Brisbane Comedy Festival returns with an all-star line-up of Australian and international comedians
Pop the Bolly at Queensland Cricketers Club’s inaugural Black & Gold Bollinger Ball
Leading Australian Baroque artist, Sara Macliver, joins Camerata for their first main stage concert of 2019
Dave Thornton is a phenomenal stand-up comedian and he's bring his new show to the Brisbane Comedy Festival
Gather your galpals and enjoy a fabulous day out in an enchanted garden with pampering for a special 50% discount
One of Brisbane’s most beautiful wedding venues, historic Newstead House, is hosting a twilight Wedding Showcase
MUST DO COMING UP
Treasury Brisbane’s popular Wine & Cheese event returns with an enchanted evening of cheese & wine tasting on March 8
Joanna Lumley is appearing live on the Brisbane stage to narrate the latest stunning Blue Planet cinematic experience
The epic craft beer, cider and music festival returns early to Brisbane
It’s time to sit back and relax with Brisbane’s favourite hometown hero of comedy, Mel Buttle
BrisAsia Symposium 2019 will explore the theme Belonging with an exciting, diverse line-up of artists and speakers
Celebrate the start of racing season at Tattersall’s RNB Race Day on this Saturday at Doomben
Everybody’s favourite show pony is back premiering his brand new hour, I’m Happy For You
Sunset Cinema returns to Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens for 2019 - the perfect night out for couples, friends and families
Beloved children’s fantasy tale The Gruffalo returns to the stage at the Gardens Theatre this March
WHAT'S NEW
One Fish Two Fish is a seafood restaurant and bar with the wow factor in a beautifully renovated Queenslander
Saigon Eats is a cute, little Vietnamese eatery nestled next to Yuen’s Farmers Market at Underwood Central
Tommy Smith Cafe sits within the elegant surrounds of Woodlands of Marburg, a sprawling 250 acre historic estate
Roceel’s in Beenleigh is a charming café serving delicious cakes, slices and all things nice along with rainbow coffee
Neo-Generalist is a gorgeous vintage store where the Wild West meets old Hollywood glamour
3 Eight Nine Cafe offers stunning waterfront views over Bramble Bay, fresh seasonal meals and Campos coffee
Wake x Brew is a cool, little coffee nook tucked away in a side street of West End
Buncha Buncha brings a taste of Hanoi to Stones Corner serving authentic Vietnamese street food
The Big Kid Ice Creamery is an old school ice-cream parlour located across the road from Settlement Lagoon
WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK
The City of Logan has plenty of unique visitor attractions that are worth taking a detour from the M1
NIGHT MARKETS
Brisbane's southside has welcomed a huge new undercover night market that is family friendly
Eat Street Northshore is Hamilton's iconic riverfront shipping container eat precinct and markets, which have morphed into Brisbane's very own Disneyland
The Collective Markets are Brisbane’s premier on-trend market, peddling art, live music and everything unique under the sun in the historical precinct of Stanley St Plaza
KIDS
APT9 Kids features 8 fun, interactive hands-on activities and multimedia projects especially for children and families
Urban Xtreme in Hendra is Australia’s largest indoor snow sports and adventure centre and the only place in Queensland where you can hit the slopes
Laserzone makes a fantastic all ages escape from the every day – a mega indoor fantasy land

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Southern Downs Harvest is a delicious Autumn luncheon held in an historic homestead in Killarney
KIRIN Stakes Day returns to historic Eagle Farm Racecourse for a thrilling day
Shakespeare’s iconic love story, Romeo and Juliet, comes to life on stage at La Boite Theatre
LEGO® fans won't want to miss this mega weekend of mind-blowing displays
Logan's free annual family-friendly Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF) is back in May
Shared Connections is an exhibition of Indigenous artworks in public spaces
Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul is a must-see major art exhibition
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

Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul

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