This Weekend May 14-16

From mega cake shows, country & western fests, drumming & dance spectaculars and beach parades to new Greek restaurants & secret laneway bars, some of the top things to do this weekend in and around Brisbane:

WHAT'S ON
DRUMMER QUEENS are coming to Brisbane live, loud and ready to rule from May 12 to 16 at QPAC
The 2021 International Cake Show Australia is coming to the Brisbane Showgrounds for 3 massive, sweet-filled days
800+ shows of all genres are popping up in gyms, underground reservoirs, backyards, ferry stops, power stations, plant nurseries & more
Dine BNE City is bringing back the excitement of weekday lunching in The City for just $25-$35
It's the final of the fabulous Hole-In-One competition at Brisbane's newest mini golf course and you could be the winner
Move over Mozart, it's time for musicals to take centre stage when Queensland Symphony Orchestra perform in May
Saddle up for the biggest country music takeover at the Regatta Hotel for one whole weekend!
Finesse Burlesque is bringing a spectacular, world class cabaret show to La Boite Theatre for 2 shows only in May
This intriguing exhibition showcases the exquisite geometry of Australian artist Lincoln Austin, at Ipswich Art Gallery
Help save our beloved koala and set a world record at the inaugural GemLife Gold Coast Beach Parade on Sunday, May 16
Award-winning Aussie Singer/Songwriter, Bradley McCaw and his all-star band, will hit the stage at the Old Museum
Brisbane’s iconic Buddha Birth Day Festival celebrations are happening in May at the Chung Tian Temple
The artist himself will be in attendance at this weekend’s opening of his stunning new exhibition
For over 40 years the iconic hilltop ballroom overlooked Brisbane and now it's being remembered with a musical
An original and immersive free dance-theatre show for young audiences by Zen Zo Theatre Company
MUST DO COMING UP
Brisbane’s Bug and Oyster Trail is back again to celebrate fresh seafood against the spectacular backdrop of the Brisbane river
One of Australia’s favourite comedians is bringing his charmingly controversial new show to Brisbane in June
Swamp Juice will have you journey to a swamp like no other to meet all sorts of incredible creatures
City of Logan's free, family-friendly Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF) is back, bigger and better than ever
Clear your mind and soul at this 2-day Yoga Retreat held at the luxurious 5-star InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
Join leading Australian artists Gordon Hookey and Richard Bell for a morning at Yeronga Paint Factory
Eddie Perfect, the popular stage and screen star, is bringing his brand new, intimate show to QPAC on June 24
This madcap hysterical rendition of Jekyll & Hyde celebrates the darkness within us all
Wine lovers will be tickled pink with Cloudland's latest Vintopia wine-tasting session, Pretty in Pink, on May 21
WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK
Have a Brisbetter Day Out by exploring your own backyard and discovering the city's many hidden gems
Whether it’s a picture-perfect picnic spot, a great playground for the kids, or a new scooter track, Brisbane is a city of parks
An all-day cafe serving delicious breakfast and lunch with outstanding coffee and friendly service
Victoria Park’s Driving Range is Brisbane’s biggest range - located just 2km from Brisbane’s CBD with stunning city views
WHAT'S NEW
Smokey Moo dishes up delicious American-style meat, smoked low & slow to perfection; from ribs & brisket to beef cheeks
Take a trip to the famed Greek island at this authentic restaurant and bar tucked away in a Newstead side street
This gorgeous flower and workshop studio specialises in creative, uniquely curated public & private floral workshops
The authentic taste of South America has come to a corner of North Ipswich
These boutique Sunday markets are an extension of the popular Riverside Markets in the City Botanic Gardens

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

An unforgettable live music experience celebrating Creedence Clearwater Revival
A fascinating look back at how laidback subtropical Brisbane saw itself
Join Becky for a big night of laughs at Brisbane Powerhouse
A must-see Indigenous art exhibition
Learn about the artworks around Brisbane city on this free night tour 
A weekend of opera and chamber music set in an historic homestead
A fabulous 3 day community festival of all things retro
Treasury Brisbane’s popular Wine & Cheese series returns
Journey to the sun-kissed isle of Santorini
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