This Weekend Jan 31-Feb 2

From Chinese laneway festivities and designer arcade sales to cool new bars, cafes, water parks and epic BMX and skate parks, 20+ things to do this weekend:

What's On
Brisbane Arcade's famous annual Designer Workroom Sale is back for 4 fabulous days from Jan 30 - Feb 2
Water is this summer's must-see major themed exhibition showing at Gallery of Modern Art until April 26
Welcome the Year of the Rat with a bang at The Lanes Fortitude Valley’s epic Chinese New Year celebration
Some of Australia's best breweries will be occupying Brisbane Night Market this summer
Get your Chinese New Year off to a prosperous start at the Technicolour Chinese New Year Night Market
Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages is a fascinating, free exhibition at State Library of Queensland
Visit the awe-inspiring Anzac Square and Memorial Galleries and delve deeper into Queensland’s military past
Learning a language at LaPont Language Centre is as easy as 'un, deux, trois', with centres located across Brisbane
Must Do Coming Up
Queensland Theatre’s 50th anniversary season kicks off with the classic David Williamson satire Emerald City
Queensland Symphony Orchestra accompanies a screening of Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi in a spectacular show
This uplifting, unflinching and deeply personal work features seven local storytellers from across different generations
Band of Brothers sees two sets of super-talented siblings teaming up for an evening of musical mastery
Contemporary dance and indigenous culture intertwine in this powerful production
Gain a fascinating insight into Aboriginal Australia when the riveting dance creation CO_EX_EN arrives at QPAC’s Playhouse Studio 1
What's New
Treat your pooch to a holiday to a luxury stay in a hotel apartment
Up to 10 people are allowed to dine al fresco at this Salisbury cafe's outdoor tables, with coffee served in ceramic cups and all food orders still served with takeaway packaging
Bella & Tortie is a small-batch artisan bakery specialising in caneles (miniature french pastries), cakes, millefeuilles
Zaatar Bakery is an authentic Middle Eastern bakery dishing up delicious Lebanese-style pizzas
Macgregor’s Pinwheel Island Kids Cafe is a fabulous bright space, boasting great food and super-fun play options
Australia's first international-standard BMX freestyle and skate park has opened in Beenleigh
Lezzet Restaurant brings a taste of Turkey to Brisbane's southside with authentic Middle Eastern fare
Cool down at Logan Gardens' brand new water park featuring totem poles, a pop jet plaza, and dumping bucket
What We Loved This Week
This easy two hour escape from Brisbane offers fabulous food and wine, fresh air, and spectacular scenery
Medley Restaurant occupies prime position on one of the most beautiful and historic bends of the Brisbane river
Animal Farm Day Trips
Roam around with a herd of llamas at Ipswich's very own Llama Farm
This working camel farm is just a 45 min drive from Brisbane CBD
Haigslea Ewe Nique Hobby Farm is a unique day out experience for families
Check out these 20 awesome activities for families in City of Logan
Powerkids at the Brisbane Powerhouse is a fantastic free creative play workshop series for children aged 0-5 years
Visit the Ipswich Art Gallery this summer for an awesome, hands-on, immersive experience the whole family can enjoy

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Join Motorwagen for this intimate wine and dinner event
Boom Boom Room is re-opening as a Japanese-inspired restaurant/bar
Blush by Effervescence returns to historic Hanworth House in October
Circa is turning Sunday in New Farm Park on its head with free circus classes for all
Join comedian Mel Buttle for a much-needed night of comedy
Oktoberfest is coming to Cloudland
Learn to paint with this unique paranormal sip & paint experience
This drive-in concert is headlined by Russell Morris
A unique Mean Girls style high tea experience is coming to Brisbane

Neesh Bar

This charming old corner store is home to one of Brisbane's best value suburban eateries
Neesh Bar
Stunning Riverfront Dining: