Top Weekenders May 10-12

From art festivals to dessert festivals, igloo champagne bars to laneway plant markets and Harry Potter parks, here's 20+ top things to do this weekend:

WHAT'S ON
The Veuve Clicquot Chalet at Customs House is Brisbane's must-visit Aspen-inspired pop-up riverside bar
BRISBANE ART DESIGN is a fabulous celebration of visual art and design to showcase the city’s creative talent
Brisbane’s largest outdoor art gallery, Botanica, returns to City Botanic Gardens for 10 days from May 10
One of Brisbane's biggest and best imported shoe clearances is back for 4 days starting October 30
Treat Mum to the best vintage show in town this Mother's Day with iconic music from the roaring 20's to the fabulous 50's
Sweet As Brisbane Dessert Festival, dedicated to all things sweet, returns to West End for 2 fantastic sugar-filled days
Freshtival is a fresh seafood festival happening at Treasury Brisbane restaurants from April 18-May 31
The popular murder-mystery game leaps off the board and into the splendid old-world surrounds of Baedeker Wine Bar
The Plant and Homewares Market returns to Fortitude Valley's hidden laneways for the Spring Edition
Let Mum know how much you appreciate her this year with a decadent Mother's Day Brunch in the historic courtyard of Treasury Brisbane
Enjoy an elegant high tea in the ballroom with the Queensland Ballet Academy or a sumptuous breakfast, lunch or dinner

Treat the special woman in your life to a Mothers Day lunch that she will remember for years! Book now and receive a complimentary cocktail on arrival for all bookings. (Kids menu available)

This Mother’s Day, spoil your special mum with an indulgent Marriott Brunch, featuring a welcome Bellini cocktail
MUST DO COMING UP
Paniyiri, the epic Greek Festival that all started with a Zorba dance in Musgrave Park in 1976, returns for its 43rd year
Shakespeare’s iconic love story, Romeo and Juliet, comes to life on stage at La Boite Theatre
City of Logan's free annual family-friendly Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF) is back, bigger and better than ever
Join Grammy Award winning guitarist and composer, Bill Frisell for a rare intimate performance at Brisbane Powerhouse
Hampton Festival is a celebration of Southern Queensland country’s best food, wine, art and music
South Bank's getting an epic pop-up roadhouse to coincide with the Brisbane Truck Show
One of the most influential Greek chefs of his generation, Dimitris Katrivesis is coming to the Greek Club
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash-hit rock musical, School of Rock, is coming to QPAC from Friday, July 12
The 2019 International Cake Show Australia, the Top Gun of cake decorating, is coming to the Brisbane Showgrounds
Join Anna Rosling for an inspiring and revelatory evening, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories
American actor, writer & comedian, Nick Offerman, is bringing his brand-new live comedy show to QPAC on Jun 21
Disney On Ice is the absolute must-see magical event of the year celebrating Mickey Mouse and Friends
WHAT'S NEW
Jimboomba House Restaurant is a top-notch dining destination housed in an historic homestead
Barko & Co is a dog-friendly, riverside cafe housed in a heritage-listed building in Teneriffe with stunning views
River La Vie is hidden gem of a child-friendly cafe tucked away in Tennyson beside the Brisbane River
Press & Brew Espresso is a charming cafe in Greenslopes serving well-brewed Campos coffee and house made treats
Lollyworld is a colorful Lawnton sweet shop, stocking a diverse in-store and online range including all the classic favorites
GREEN BELT WALKS
This 6-7km return trail from Woolcock Park cuts a green swathe through the inner west and north, taking in wooded glades, parklands, a little kids trail bike circuit, picnic spots and playgrounds.
One of Brisbane’s most charming walk/rides is buried in Eastern suburbia that is largely known for its shopping complex rather than its nature.
Creekside Park is at the heart of a pleasant and serene 1-hour green belt walk connecting the back streets of Kenmore to Brookfield, and one that is a bit of a local’s secret
KIDS
The imaginations of young wizards and witches will be sparked at Bray Farm Park, nicknamed, 'Harry Potter Park' by locals
Powerkids at the Brisbane Powerhouse is a fantastic free creative play workshop series for children aged 0-5 years
Faerie Park is a wonderfully whimsical play and picnic space, tucked away in a pocket of suburbia

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

The Happy Prince makes its much-anticipated world premiere
Celebrate the launch of UQ Art Museum’s 2020 creative program
A day of non-stop racing and brilliant beats
Join some of Australia's funniest female comedians for an afternoon of laughs at Brisbane Powerhouse
Comedy superstar Cal Wilson is heading to Brisbane to delight fans with her new stand-up show
Visit Vivaldi’s Venice with French harpist Xavier de Maistre
Noni Hazlehurst’s critically-acclaimed production of Mother returns
Enjoy an enchanted evening dining out on historic Shorncliffe Pier
Experience rocket launching, drone flying & more at this Open Day
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