Top Weekenders Mar 29-31

From virtual games bars to Italian cucinas, Japanese BBQ joints, new vintage bars, tram rides and river walks, here's 15+ ideas to make this weekend in Brisbane a top one:

WHAT'S ON
Following last year’s sell-out event, Brewed & Batched - Queenslander Edition returns to Treasury Brisbane this weekend
The renowned artist himself will be at the opening this Friday night and there'll also be an artist talk on Saturday
One Fish Two Fish is hosting seafood banquets with bottomless rose or beer on Sundays
Why are we obsessed with Identity? Join British journalist, commentator and best-selling author Kenan Malik
Take a peek inside the Red Hill Skate Arena before it becomes a movie theatre again as it was in 1920
Brisbane's only 1920's cinema in a vintage movie theatre is a Sunday matinee session this weekend
MUST DO COMING UP
Regatta Fair is a 3-day festival of fabulous food, beer, wine, whisky and live music held at Brisbane's iconic Regatta Hotel
There’s Mystery in the Air when comedian Michael Veitch revives the Golden Age of radio drama at QUT Gardens Theatre
Mission Discovery 5-Day Space and STEAM Program is a unique opportunity for ordinary kids to do something extraordinary
Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox comes to life on stage this Easter school holiday at QPAC from April 11 to 20
Award-winning musician, comedian, actor and composer Tim Minchin is BACK performing at Brisbane & the Gold Coast
Don't miss Regatta Hotel's Good Friday Seafood Buffet offering the freshest seafood and much more for the family to enjoy
The Boy, The Bear, The Baron, The Bard comes to life on stage this Easter school holiday at the Brisbane Powerhouse

Celebrate Thai New Year in the Chinatown Mall with bathing of the Buddha image, traditional music, dances, workshops, roving acts, markets  and

Kids can hunt for Easter eggs in the FREE Giant Easter Maze and take home a basket full of chocolatey goodness
The New Tales of Quinn is an exciting, interactive theatre show for children and their parents this Easter school holiday
Kids can join in a FREE Easter Bunny Hunt at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre throughout these school holidays
WHAT'S NEW
Shinbashi Yakiniku is a hidden gem of a Japanese restaurant tucked away on a service road in Underwood
The Grand on Stanley is an old world art deco bar in an historic Woolloongabba strip
iPONG is Australia's first interactive arcade bar offering digitised darts and electronic beer pong
Chermside Farmers Markets are the Sunday go-to for fresh farm produce, local seafood, live music, and artisan-made handicrafts
This super stylish Italian eatery specializes in pizza and pasta, featuring booth seating and modern artworks
Dunne & Dusted Coffee is a teeny cupboard-sized coffee shop in the bayside suburb of Brighton
WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK
Albion Antiques is Brisbane’s go-to for quality antique and mid-century furniture, estate jewellery, pottery, militia and more
RIVER WALKS
This walk/ride along the entire length of West End’s river bank begins at Orleigh Park ferry terminal
Those looking for a non-taxing stroll may enjoy the first 2 km return section of this semi-shaded walk along the river
This highly varied inner city walking circuit of around 5km takes in old quarries, mangrove boardwalks, river parks, botanic gardens, bridges and the Riverside strip of bars and eateries.
KIDS
Powerkids: Little Artists at Play at the Brisbane Powerhouse is a fantastic free creative play workshop series for children aged 0-5 years
Some of SEQ's best water parks and aquativity playgrounds for kids to keep cool in summer
Brisbane Tramway Museum is the fascinating outdoor museum where a handful of restored trams that once trundled through Brisbane’s streets take passengers for Sunday rides

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Quilty is a stunning exhibition of the works of contemporary artist Ben Quilty
Australia's biggest Inflatable Fun Park is coming to Brisbane
The BBQ & Beer Roadshow at Redland Showgrounds where you can sample delicious BBQ meat and craft brews
Join award-winning author Tara June Winch in conversation with Melissa Lucashenko
Logan Live is a month-long celebration of live music
Queensland Music Festival returns for 3 weeks in July
Portside Wharf is hosting a decadent chocolate festival
A hilarious and occasionally poignant portrait of the 24th Prime Minister of Australia
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash-hit rock musical, School of Rock, is coming to QPAC in July

Winter School Holiday Activities

Keep the kids busy this winter school holidays with Brisbane City Council’s fantastic free and low-cost school holiday activities
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