Top Weekenders Sep 6-8

The Brisbane Festival launches, Brisbane Writers & Scandinavian festivals, a green fair, 70's party, hot new Mexican joint & a meditation cafe are just some of the top things to do around Brisbane this weekend:

WHAT'S ON
Theatre Republic is Brisbane Festival’s home of fiercely independent theatre bringing 17 adventurous shows
Brisbane Writers Festival returns to SLQ with over 160 internationally-renowned writers, thinkers & opinion makers
Blanc de Blanc returns to Brisbane Festival with a brand new hedonistic show - an intoxicating blend of flirtation and acrobatic feats set within a champagne nirvana
From Darkness is a deeply moving and darkly funny play about a dysfunctional family performed by La Boite Theatre Company
Brisbane Festival is celebrating all things cabaret this September with a swag of sensational shows
Brisbane’s biggest bi-annual sustainability festival, is back at Carindale for its 20th fair with a free action-packed day out
Popera on the Hill is fabulous celebration of music featuring four renowned singers performing pop and opera
Art Deco: The World Turns Modern is a fascinating, free exhibition showing at Ipswich Art Gallery
Vend Market Place is celebrating its first birthday with a massive 70's themed party on Saturday, September 7
Don't miss the ultimate battle of the BBQ hosted by Gorden Tallis as 6 teams will battle it out for the prestigious title of The Regatta Grand BBQ Champion
This Sunday join super-kitsch Sir Sequin for Game Show - a cabaret-style retro blast of interactive games, song, crazy fun and slapstick entertainment
Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition, based on the ABC TV series, showcases the ingenuity of outback mechanics
Enjoy a month-long beer celebration at Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane with special offers, exciting events, and more
The Scandinavian Festival brings together the communities of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia for a fabulous one day street festival in Newstead
MUST DO COMING UP
Invisible Cities is the most ambitious project ever presented by Brisbane Festival staged in a massive warehouse
A must-attend for Brisbane film buffs, BIFF 2019 brings more than 110 features, documentaries and short films to town
Brisbane Festival brings a host of hilarious, side-splitting shows to various venues across Brisbane this September
The epic craft beer, cider and music festival returns to Brisbane Showgrounds for 2 fun-filled days in September
Sweet As Brisbane Dessert Festival, dedicated to all things sweet, returns to West End for 2 fantastic sugar-filled days
Rite of Spring is the must-see new interpretation of Stravinsky’s revolutionary ballet from China’s Yang Liping
US comedian, author and activist Chelsea Handler is bringing her brand new stand up show to Brisbane
Brisbane Festival favourites, Briefs, are bringing Brat Kids Carnival to QPAC's Playhouse on September 14 and 15
I’m A Phoenix, Bitch is a masterpiece about motherhood, heartbreak and finding inner strength coming to QPAC
Kirsty Apps performs Melissa Etheridge at Brisbane Powerhouse for MELT Vinyl
Prepare for a close encounter of the fabulous kind when Briefs: Close Encounters crash-lands at QPAC's Playhouse
OutdoorX is set to take over Sanctuary Cove from September 13 to 15 in celebration of the great outdoors
Celebrate the 80th anniversary of one of the most iconic superheroes off all time at the DC Batman 5K Fun Run
Celebrate The Music of James Bond with Michael Falzon & Kate Cebrano for one-night only at QPAC in October
The Plant and Homewares Market returns to Fortitude Valley's hidden laneways for the Spring Edition
The Boy from Oz, the story of Peter Allen, is being brought back to the stage by Savoyards
WHAT'S NEW
A little slice of Baja California has come to the Valley with this cool subterranean Mexican bar eatery
Dame Nellie Lane, Brisbane's newest hidden laneway, hosts a European-inspired pop-up market each week
Peach Cafe is a charming cafe housed in a quaint Queenslander in Auchenflower offering all-day brunch
KuTea is a cute, corner store cafe serving Aromas coffee, freshly baked snacks and breakfast with an Indian twist
Akai Ushi is a cute, little noodle bar tucked away in Underwood's secret Asian laneway dining precinct
Outside In Cafe occupies a spacious courtyard, with plenty of tables dotted around the undercover area
WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK
Jade Buddha occupies a prime dress circle position on Eagle St Pier, with stunning 180 degree views
RIVER WALKS
This walk/ride along the entire length of West End’s river bank begins at Orleigh Park ferry terminal
This delightfully scenic walking track of about 6km return and cycle path heads east away from the highway, bordered by towering gums
Following a scenic river gum-shaded path of around 2 km return, this peaceful walk has a playground at each end as well as a quirky role in Brisbane’s convict history
KIDS
The 2019 Brisbane Festival program is jam-packed with fun for the smallest festival fans and their families
Catch the classic 90's movie Mrs Doubtfire under the stars in a beautiful bayside park for free
Fun Fit Play is a massive indoor multi-play centre in Wynnum where kids of all ages can keep active and have fun

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

New seats have been added for Muriel's Wedding the Musical
Invisible Cities is a must-see Brisbane Festival event
The epic craft beer, cider and music festival returns to Brisbane
Celebrate Batman Day with the DC Batman Fun Run
Kirsty Apps performs Melissa Etheridge at Brisbane Powerhouse
Japanese-Brazilian Bossa Nova queen, Lisa Ono, is performing in Brisbane
Dr Michael Mosley brings his new live show to Brisbane
Don't miss the Australian premiere of this revolutionary ballet
The Boy from Oz is being brought back to the stage by Savoyards
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