Top Weekenders Mar 15-17

From epic Irish fests to french film festivals, comedy icons live, rocket launches & underground speakeasy parties, along with cool new eateries mangrove walks and garden cafes, 20+ top things to do in Brisbane this weekend:

WHAT'S ON
Heritage-listed Eagle Farm Racecourse will light up green for Paddyfest, Brisbane’s largest St Patrick's Day party
The AF French Film Festival will once again entertain, enchant and enthral film lovers at Brisbane's Palace Cinemas
Hughesy's new hour of stand-up, Hairy, is sure to be a highlight of this year's Brisbane Comedy Festival
Choirboys, one of Australia's most iconic rock bands, is performing live at St Peters Lutheran College in Indooroopilly
Nazeem Hussain is bringing his hilarious new show Basic Idiot to the Brisbane Powerhouse
Brisbane is in for a treat to be sure this St Patrick’s Day with a spectacular celebration of Irish-themed fun at South Bank
Flames, Smoke & Noise rocket launch is blasting off this Sunday, March 24
The fun starts here at Victoria Park, Brisbane’s busiest lifestyle precinct in Herston
Spend a luxurious Sunday sipping on champagne & dining on fine food at Westin Brisbane’s Champagne Long Lunch
MUST DO COMING UP
Award-winning musician, comedian, actor and composer Tim Minchin is BACK performing at Brisbane & the Gold Coast
Tony Briggs’ acclaimed musical play The Sapphires is coming to the Brisbane stage at QUT Gardens Theatre on Mar 19-20
Self-described ‘Gentleman Elf’, DeAnne Smith brings her new show to this year's Brisbane Comedy Festival
Following last year’s sell-out event, Brewed & Batched - Queenslander Edition returns to Treasury Brisbane this weekend
Why are we obsessed with Identity? Join British journalist, commentator and best-selling author Kenan Malik
One of the world's best mountain film festivals, Mountainfilm on Tour, returns to Brisbane on Tuesday, March 26
There’s Mystery in the Air when comedian Michael Veitch revives the Golden Age of radio drama at QUT Gardens Theatre
WHAT'S NEW
NOTA in Paddington epitomises modern European dining serving simple, uncomplicated fare
Grumpy Madam is a hip, inner-city café perched on the corner of Evelyn and Byres Streets in Newstead
Streets Ahead Cafe is a spacious, undercover venue at Jindalee Home with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce
Icarus Greek Restaurant brings the traditional flavours of Greece to the western Brisbane suburb of Sinnamon Park
Dabang Coffee House is a charming café with a lovely, leafy outlook in Rochedale serving well-brewed Campos coffee and top-notch fare
The Talking Toucan is a super cute cafe in New Farm serving specialty coffee, crepes and all-day breakfast fare
WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK
Logan Regional Producers Market is a quaint, country market held on the first Sunday of each month at Logan Village
MANGROVE WALKS
At the Nudgee Creek tip of the sleepy little sea hamlet of Nudgee lies this mangrove wonderland which is far less frequented than the greater Boondall Wetlands across the creek
Lota Creek Boardwalk is an easy two-kilometre walking circuit, taking in a diverse array of bayside terrain
The Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk is a bewitching walk-upon-the-sea that meanders for 800m through a small section of the vast area of mangrove forest that stretches all the way to the mouth of the Brisbane River
KIDS
This year the AF French Film Festival has a fantastic line-up of movies perfect for families
A delightful discovery for all ages, the Bribie Island Butterfly House is a sanctuary that is good for the soul
Beloved children’s fantasy tale The Gruffalo returns to the stage at the Gardens Theatre this March

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

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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