This Weekend Aug 26-28

From Queen St Mall b'day celebrations, Open House & gin painting sessions to indigenous festival, ABBA musical, and a French sunset concert, some top things to do this weekend around Brisbane:

WHAT'S ON
Queen Street Mall is celebrating its 40th birthday with a big street party this Friday - and you're all invited!
Take a peek inside 48 of Brisbane’s prominent and landmark buildings on the Brisbane Open House weekend
2 stunning nights of live Australian music, DJs, bars and themed pop-up experiences alongside enthralling large-scale installations
With 3 days full of exciting activities and 2 evening concerts, Quandamooka Festival has something for everyone
Sip and paint in style at Treasury Hotel's open-air courtyard inspired by the stunning surrounds of the historic hotel
Couples can plan their dream wedding at Brisbane's favourite rainforest wedding venue this Sunday
A National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition showcasing stunning new work by First Nations artists from across the country
An epic myth, daring aerial work, exquisite puppetry & music royalty collide in the world premiere of Holding Achilles
A free survey exhibition featuring new and recent work by 19 contemporary artists and collectives exploring identity, heritage and history
Indulge in a luxurious evening of an immersive food and wine experience in Eagle Farm's heritage-listed Tote Room
Set in the 1950s and 60s, Theatreroo's highly acclaimed Baby Boomer is a powerful little musical - now playing
Moreton Bay’s Humpback Highway is open and so is Brisbane’s best whale watching experience at Tangalooma Island Resort
Dig out those flares, lace up those platform boots and get ready to sing along to the smash hits of the pop phenomenon
Government House will open to the public on August 27 with House & Garden Tours running throughout the day

Get the first glimpse into the story behind the author's second novel, The Brink, as he talks in conversation with award-winning journalist and ABCQueer’s Mon Schafter

The Darwin-based artist's exhibition of artworks explores the notion of Australian identity with a Warhol influence
Pauline effortlessly channels the greats in French and English, transporting audiences from Parisian alleyways to NY jazz bars
Taste of QAGOMA combines a guided tour of Queensland Art Gallery and GOMA with a delicious lunch by the river
MUST DO COMING UP
Get set for a weekend of good times and great live music when Blooms & Tunes returns to Roma Street Parkland
Since opening at the Old Vic in London, Girl From The North Country has taken the theatrical world by storm
The Finders Keepers Market is a multi-day shopping event featuring independent art, design, food stalls and a bar!
Get more pop, fizz & bang for your Riverfire at Valley Hops, with cracking views of the Valley, CBD & iconic Story Bridge
The official dog-friendly program of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, completely dedicated to hounds and their humans
Escape to the bush this Father's Day and treat Dad to a delicious buffet breakfast or lunch at Walkabout Creek
This spectacular event has it all - fire, food and (most importantly) fine wine!
Camerata returns to QPAC with special guest Lior on the opening night of Brisbane Festival, with a mesmerising performance
Experience high tea with spring-inspired cocktails at historic Spring Bluff railway station
Get swept away in the fun, colour and excitement of the annual Redcliffe KiteFest - it's the ultimate weekend for kids
The Sound Society returns in September for another laid-back afternoon of free, live music at Roma Street Parkland
Join 8-year-old Grace and her family on their adventurous and often funny expedition around Australia - live on stage
Spoil Dad this Father's Day with a day of food, fun and adventure in beautiful surrounds at Sirromet Winery
There's a record number of #trEATS on offer this year at the iconic Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, from Sep 1-30
Get set for a 5-star evening of mischief, magic & mind-blowing mayhem when The Purple Rabbit makes its Brisbane Festival premier
ABBA hits, explosive dance numbers, a stellar cast & live orchestra combine to make Mamma Mia! a must-see
Experience a magical journey through sounds, cuisines and movements inspired by East Asia and Tibet
WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK
Victoria Park Bistro boasts a menu that’s as impressive as its spectacular views, with a charming al fresco setting
WHAT'S NEW
This charming Filipino-Spanish eatery and bar is tucked away in a tiny shopping strip in a leafy street
Have fun & get fit playing team sports with SportUP, Brisbane's largest social sports club with over 50 friendly comps
A secret craft brewery and bar tucked away in a cul-de-sac of commercial and industrial buildings
The quaint hilltop eatery is serving up the best Turkish street food to be found in Brisbane

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

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