This Weekend Oct 11-13

From Brisbane Open House, Oktoberfest, a boat show, hemp expo and a mango festival to new French bistros, stunning coffee warehouses and a temple tea house, 20+ top things to do in and around Brisbane this weekend:

WHAT'S ON
The Channel Seven Spring Racing Carnival kicks off with a flutter of fashion, food, entertainment and some top-quality racing
Oktoberfest Brisbane sees part of the Brisbane Showgrounds transformed into a Bavarian village for 2 weekends
Take a peek inside 119 of Brisbane’s prominent and landmark buildings on the 10th annual Brisbane Open House weekend
Grammy award-winning musical tour de force, Jon Cleary brings the sound of New Orleans to Brisbane
This inaugural boat show with a twist celebrates everything from boating, fishing & water sports to seafood & wine
Celebrate spring in style at Treasury Brisbane, with fantastic meal deals, giveaways & special entertainment offerings
Australia’s largest cannabis and hemp expo is coming to Brisbane for the first time
CEX Charity Art Auction is back with 28 unique works of art crafted by Brisbane's creative community
This fascinating exhibition uncovers the stories of Greek migrants who established cafes and milk bars in the early 20th century
ARIA Award-winner Dan Sultan leads a cast of more than 200 singers and musicians in an extraordinary concert event
Mirusia & the Original Seekers celebrate Australia's first super-group with a unique concert at QPAC
A festival dedicated to the all things mango sees the bustling market precinct transformed
Make a splash at The Westin Pool Party with entry to Brisbane's only swim-up pool bar from friday to Sunday
Art Deco: The World Turns Modern is a fascinating, free exhibition showing at Ipswich Art Gallery
MUST DO COMING UP
Step aboard The YOT Club super yacht for 90 minutes of high fashion on the high seas
Scene & Heard is an epic outdoor music festival coming to Eatons Hill Hotel on Saturday, November 2
Experience a circus like no other as human bodies are pitched against technology in the ultimate state-of-the-art experiment
Three Amigos reunites Queensland’s Three Tenors with the iconic Queensland Pops Orchestra for two shows only
Get immersed in the wonderful world of German food, beer & lederhosen at the Brisbane Night Market Oktoberfest celebration
Don't miss the chance to see Broadway star and Disney Legend, Lea Salonga, live in concert at QPAC on Nov 9
Jarjum Stories is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s books and storytelling
Celebrate The Westin Brisbane’s First Birthday with a fantastic range of accommodation, spa, and dining offers
WHAT'S NEW
Haig Rd Bistro is a charming French bistro that brings a taste of Alsace to a colonial Auchenflower cottage
Pablo, one of New Farm's favourite cafes, is back in a brand new location with the same great breakfast fare
Industry Beans is a stunning roastery, coffee 'greenhouse', cafe and bar occupying a massive converted Newstead warehouse
The Garden Room is a stunning railway pavilion style cafe nestled on the edge of Roma Street Parkland
Blackout Coffee is a charming coffee nook nestled in a breezeway between two Paddington boutiques
Water Drop Teahouse is a peaceful cafe found at Chung Tian Buddhist Temple offering a fully-vegetarian menu
Little Hoi An Vietnamese Cafe brings all the fresh flavors of Vietnam to an unassuming venue
A slice of America has arrived in Loganlea with 5 Dogs, serving hot dogs & hamburgers including vegan ones
WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK
The Euro is a cutting edge European-inspired brasserie offering inspirational dishes in a relaxed dining atmosphere
Grab your family and friends and hop into BOUNCE Tingalpa for a truly unforgettable session
WETLAND WALKS
Of the coastal wetlands fringing Brisbane this is arguably the most picturesque with its stunning location on the bend of Pine River and the D’Aguilar Ranges as a western backdrop.
This spectacular ride through Boondall Wetlands is a 7-8km foray into the terrestrial world of marshland, casuarina woodlands, mangrove grottoes, waterholes and paperbark forests
Eagleby Wetlands is home to a flourishing bird population, diverse walking trails and secluded picnic spots.
KIDS
Pine Rivers Park Strathpine will be transformed into a fun-filled world dedicated to kids
From farm visits to free nature zoos and amazing parks, 10 reasons why Ipswich is one of SEQ's best family day trips:
Powerkids at the Brisbane Powerhouse is a fantastic free creative play workshop series for children aged 0-5 years

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Welcome the Year of the Rat at The Lanes Fortitude Valley Chinese New Year
Contemporary dance & indigenous culture intertwine in this powerful production
This uplifting, unflinching and deeply personal work features 7 local storytellers
Queensland Theatre’s 50th anniversary season launches with the classic David Williamson satire
Gain a fascinating insight into Aboriginal Australia
Treat your loved one to an exquisite four-course Valentine’s Day degustation dinner
Abbey Road Live in Concert returns to Fortitude Music Hall
Queensland Symphony Orchestra accompanies a screening of Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi
Join Patricia Ward Kelly for a fascinating look at legendary Gene Kelly

@Mr & Mrs Jones

@ Mr & Mrs Jones is a chic European-style bar and restaurant with dog-friendly terrace and a lounge with piano
@Mr & Mrs Jones
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