Top Weekenders Aug 30-Sep 1

From laneway cake festivals, romantic ballets & piano battles to great Father's Day outings, secret sushi haunts & new Asian dessert bars, here's 20 top weekend ideas:

WHAT'S ON
The greatest love story of all time is coming to QPAC when the Queensland Ballet perform Romeo & Juliet
The Bakery Lane Bake Off is Brisbane's first mini cake festival, taking place in the Valley's iconic Bakery Lane
Camerata, Qld's Chamber Orchestra returns to QPAC on Thursday, August 29 for an unmissable concert
Queensland Pops Orchestra joins forces with star of the Australian musical stage Rob Mills in That's Show Business
Don't miss the Australian premiere of Piano Battle, a musical duel between two internationally-acclaimed pianists
This fascinating exhibition explores the history of the Australian South Sea Islanders who were tricked, kidnapped and enslaved
FATHER'S DAY
Treat Dad to some Father's Day fun at Golf Central BNE on September 1 with mini-golf, fantastic food and more
Brisbane’s iconic Regatta Hotel is hosting a very special Father’s Day on Sunday, September 1
For a uniquely Brisbane Father's Day idea, take Dad along to Brisbane's oldest residence for a day of beer, food trucks & music
Escape to the bush this Father's Day and treat Dad to a delicious buffet breakfast or lunch at Walkabout Creek
MUST DO COMING UP
New seats have been added for the award-winning Muriel's Wedding the Musical opening at QPAC this weekend
Hitler's Daughter is a​​​​​​ Helpmann Award-winning stage adaptation playing at QUT Gardens Theatre in September
Spot is one of the most loved and recognisable dogs in the world and now you can see him live on stage
The 2019 Brisbane Festival program is jam-packed with fun for the smallest festival fans and their families
Australia’s largest sustainability expo – Eco Expo – is coming to the Brisbane Showgrounds for 3 days
Enjoy the very best from The States including food, renowned rums, boutique brews and iconic guest speakers
Brisbane Festival favourites, Briefs, are bringing Brat Kids Carnival to QPAC's Playhouse on September 14 and 15
Colour by Numbers, the landmark second album of '80's supergroup Culture Club, is celebrated at MELT Vinyl
Theatre Republic is Brisbane Festival’s home of fiercely independent theatre bringing 17 adventurous shows
Regatta Hotel’s back laneway is set to sizzle as Regatta Barbecue Fest fires up across the weekend
Join one of the world’s most esteemed Champagne houses, Laurent Perrier for a delectable menu paired with champagne
Japanese-Brazilian Bossa Nova queen, Lisa Ono, is bringing her warm smile and beautiful music back to Brisbane
The Next Step Live on Stage is coming to Brisbane for one show only on Tuesday, September 24 at Fortitude Music Hall

Experience a month-long celebration of SeptemBEER at Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane with special offers, exciting events, and an awesome selection of local craft beer

WHAT'S NEW
Ivory Tusk brings a Mexi-Cali vibe to the Valley with a two-storey tropical paradise featuring three bar areas
Caneca Espresso & Bar is a South American inspired cafe and soon to be tapas bar in New Farm
Amai Kawaii Dessert Depot is a cute little Japanese creperie and dessert parlour found inside FudoDori in the city
Hako Sushi Bar is a hidden gem of a Japanese restaurant in a southside business park
Helen's Kitchen is a little budget eatery found in the heart of Beenleigh dishing up homestyle Vietnamese cuisine
One of Australia's oldest libraries, Braille House in Annerley, is Brisbane's newest second-hand bookshop
Autentica is a little slice of Italy found in the heart of Paddington providing Italian paninis, pastries and espresso
WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK
City of Logan is home to seven secret boutique, tapas, wine and craft beer bars and an iconic rum distillery
SPRING GARDEN WALKS
This subtropical wonderland on the city’s edge, the largest of its kind in the world, sprang to life in 2001 on the site of the former Roma St railway goods yards.
From their inception as the penal colony’s first farm in 1828 to today’s living museum these splendid gardens are culturally significant as the only place in Queensland to have had a continuous uninterrupted horticultural history for so long.
It’s possible to happily pass an hour or a day within the 52 hectare subtropical expanse that is Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens.
KIDS
Fancy a family fun day out in the country? Half an hour from Ipswich you’ll find the Grandchester Model Steam Railway
Mount French, with its easy walks, beautiful scenery and stunning lookouts is a perfect spot for a family outing
The time is ripe for strawberry picking with some of the juiciest, sweetest strawberries found just forty minutes from Brisbane

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Queensland’s Three Tenors join the iconic Queensland Pops Orchestra
Step aboard The YOT Club super yacht for 90 minutes of high fashion on the high seas
Antigone is a modern retelling of Sophocles’ timeless tradegy playing at Billie Brown Theatre
Join best-selling author Tara Moss as she provides fascinating insights
See legendary Australian author Mem Fox at SLQ
Brisbane’s annual lantern-lit night-time walk to fight MS
Celebrate Melbourne Cup in style at the Treasury Hotel
Scene & Heard is an epic outdoor music festival
Don't miss this glorious afternoon of classical music
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