This Weekend Aug 5-7

From nostalgic musicals, Bangarra Dance & Dr Norman Swan to long Sunday lunches, a stunning new Greek restaurant and a punk-inspired bar, some top things to do in and around Brisbane this weekend:

WHAT'S ON
Based on the cult classic, this funny and nostalgia-fuelled musical is the ultimate 90's throwback experience
Bangarra Dance Theatre returns to QPAC in August with Terrain, a breathtaking 9-part performance
The Sound Society returns this Sunday for another laid-back afternoon of free, live music at Roma Street Parkland
SpongeBob lovers - young and young at heart - won't want to miss this musical based on the iconic cartoon characters
Showcasing the finest ingredients in an intimate setting, with premium matching wines and theatrical surprises
Vote now for your favourite photo in the annual Photographic Awards People's Choice
Enjoy a splendid winter picnic in the beautiful, formal gardens surrounding Government House
Bring the family to Twilight Electric Precinct at Northshore, Hamilton for a mind-blowing magic show direct from Japan
Make the most of these last winter weekends with your favourite people, delectable food and exceptional views
MoB visitors can speak to the Artist in Residence about her practice and participate in a shared drawing activity
Moreton Bay’s Humpback Highway is open and so is Brisbane’s best whale watching experience at Tangalooma Island Resort
Are you an emerging artist or band? Want to take your music career to the next level? Be part of The QUBE Effect
Brisbane markets don’t get much better than the BrisStyle Twilight Market at King George Square

Join Dr Swan as he discusses his latest book, So You Want to Live Younger Longer? In Conversation with ABC’s Katherine Feeney

MUST DO COMING UP
Big Band Cabaret returns to Brisbane's most glamourous nightclub for an evening of fabulous food & entertainment
Jimeoin LIVE is the ultimate comedy show, offering a ferocious onslaught of gags and a constant stream of laughs
South Bank Parklands has teamed up with Rocking Horse Records to throw a special vinyl record market and listening party
Camerata returns to QPAC with special guest Lior on the opening night of Brisbane Festival, with a mesmerising performance
An epic myth, daring aerial work, exquisite puppetry & music royalty collide in the world premiere of Holding Achilles
The grand opening of Brookhaven’s Fig Tree Park is guaranteed to be a great day out for the whole family
Hear the confronting tale of renowned ex-gang member Tony Hoang as he shares his story of hope and redemption
WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK
This boutique bookstore in New Farm features the largest selection of books by Australian indie authors
WHAT'S NEW
Let Teepee Fun & Dreams create a magical experience for your child or teen with their range of teepee party hire
The stunning Greek restaurant and bar is located in the charming West Village precinct
A stunning new urban laneway in the city where you'll find great coffee, fresh pastries and creative breakfast fare
A super cool punk and rock'n'roll inspired cocktail bar tucked away on the top of an historic Valley building

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Hear the confronting tale of renowned ex-gang member Tony Hoang
An exciting new Brisbane Open House event
A free survey exhibition featuring new and recent work by 19 contemporary artists
Join Geoffrey Robertson QC for a fascinating evening at QPAC
Queensland’s largest open-air shopping precinct is celebrating its 40th birthday!
2 stunning nights of live Australian music, DJs, bars and themed pop-up experiences
The 3 day festival celebrates culture, country and music
Government House will open to the public on Aug 27
National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition of new work by First Nations artists
EDITOR'S PICK

Mary Poppins

Seen by tens of millions of people worldwide is this magical stage adaptation of the wonderful stories by Queensland-born author PL Travers
Mary Poppins
MUST DO

Spring at Roma Street Parkland

Celebrate Spring with a month-long program of guided tours, gardening goodness, live music, lush picnics, festivals and markets
Spring at Roma Street Parkland
MUST GO

Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival 2022

South East Queensland’s biggest foodie celebration is back with its biggest, best and tastiest program yet for 3 huge food-filled days
Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival
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COMING UP

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MUST VISIT

Kaleidoscope by Keith Courtney

The mesmerising symphony of light and sound staged in a breath-taking mirror maze has landed in Brisbane
Kaleidoscope by Keith Courtney
Jimeoin LIVE coming to QPAC!
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