This Weekend May 7-9

From time travel cafes, stunning light exhibitions in the Botanic Gardens & ghost tours to dog-friendly picnic boats & brewery cruises, some of the top things to do this weekend around Brisbane:

WHAT'S ON
A string of renowned Australian artists are bringing their dazzling art installations to life after dark at the City Botanic Gardens
There's never been a better time to hit the town and sample the culinary delights of The City's best restaurants
Art, design and the city of Brisbane collide for a month of dynamic exhibitions, open studios, outdoor interventions, talks, tours, workshops
Queensland Theatre is inviting audiences to an Italian film set for its highly anticipated season of Taming of the Shrew
800+ shows of all genres are popping up in gyms, underground reservoirs, backyards, ferry stops, power stations, plant nurseries & more
Enjoy a cultural night out at City Botanic Gardens with food trucks, a pop-up bar and projections
Discover Brisbane and Ipswich's dark history with mainland Australia's longest running Ghost and Crime Tours
Art and opera combine when the Underground Opera Company returns to Spring Hill Reservoir in May with Operarté
Step back in time at this open-ended 60-minute immersive theatre experience behind a tailor shop in a speakeasy bar
Experience a live art remix as a group of artists test their creative agility this May at Museum of Brisbane
Brisbane's biggest and best ladies shoe sale is back in West End for three days only from May 5 to 7
Join Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli on the Playhouse stage for this theatrical adaption of the Emmy® award-winning children's television series
Families can take a self-led, night-time adventure and discover a hidden world of sculpture and installation
Making the most of the warm Autumn days and nights, this relaxed and dreamy bohemian inspired pop-up is this season’s must-do social setting
SparkLab features 40 interactive exhibits across 3 fun-filled zones, perfect for young science enthusiasts aged 6 to 13
UM Australia is a three-day, endurance race which starts & finishes at iconic Noosa Heads
Celebrate this Mother's Day weekend at Arty Mavens IMAGINE Art Exhibition at Richard Randall Art Studio
Explore more at Gold Coast’s #1 wildlife experience, the iconic Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary!

Combining storytelling, theatre and luscious Roman flavours, Eterna is now offering a 2-course immersive dining experience

MOTHER'S DAY
This Mother's Day head to Portside Wharf for a dining experience that is guaranteed to make Mum’s day
Take mum on a culinary adventure to the Italian Riviera this Mother's Day with breakfast, lunch or dinner at La Costa
Celebrate Mother's Day with a special breakfast, lunch or high tea in the natural surroundings of D’Aguilar National Park
Celebrate Mother's Day Italian-style at Salt Meats Cheese Newstead with a delicious long lunch, dinner or a cooking class
Brisbane's iconic Regatta Hotel is offering 3 top Mother's Day dining experiences to totally spoil Mum with this year
Treat the gourmet goddess in your life with a beautiful gift - from flowers and chocolates, to gift hampers and picnic baskets, it's your one-stop shop for Mother's Day
MUST DO COMING UP
The 2021 International Cake Show Australia is coming to the Brisbane Showgrounds for 3 massive, sweet-filled days
One of the most celebrated musicals of all time is coming to QPAC’S Lyric Theatre for a limited season
DRUMMER QUEENS are coming to Brisbane live, loud and ready to rule from May 12 to 16 at QPAC
MELT: Festival of Queer Arts & Culture raises the curtain on another spectacular program of events and performances
Finesse Burlesque is bringing a spectacular, world class cabaret show to La Boite Theatre for 2 shows only in May
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is set to take over the vibrant Marine Village for four fun-filled days
THREE is a triple treat featuring the Australian premieres of three superstar choreographers, coming to QPAC in May
Saddle up for the biggest country music takeover at the Regatta Hotel for one whole weekend!
The Time is Now is a thrilling glimpse into the future as imagined by 10 switched-on, politically savvy teenagers
Find career opportunities for all ages at Queensland's biggest careers & employment expo coming to Brisbane in May
Help save our beloved koala and set a world record at the inaugural GemLife Gold Coast Beach Parade on Sunday, May 16
Award-winning Aussie Singer/Songwriter, Bradley McCaw and his all-star band, will hit the stage at the Old Museum
This intriguing exhibition showcases the exquisite geometry of Australian artist Lincoln Austin, at Ipswich Art Gallery
Brisbane’s iconic Buddha Birth Day Festival celebrations are happening in May at the Chung Tian Temple
For over 40 years the iconic hilltop ballroom overlooked Brisbane and now it's being remembered with a musical
Move over Mozart, it's time for musicals to take centre stage when Queensland Symphony Orchestra perform in May
WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK
Brisbane's subtropical climate is perfect for year round al fresco dining and there's no better place to dine than on the Brisbane River
Have a Brisbetter Day Out by exploring your own backyard, where you'll uncover so many hidden gems
Niku Ramen is the go-to for steaming hot bowls of fresh ramen, amazing sushi rolls and sashimi platters, with sake
Here's how you can host a sensational dinner party of world food at home for less than the cost of a restaurant thanks to chef Robert Bousamra.
WHAT'S NEW
Cruise the Brisbane River and see a whole new side to Brisbane on an electric picnic boat - and they're dog friendly!
Enjoy a German BBQ at The Chill Cafe's pop-up BierGarten on Saturday afternoons
This casual, chic cafe in Coorparoo offers all day brunch along with excellent coffee and a selection of fine wine
A vintage double decker gin bus pops up at Riverside in the Gardens on Sundays
Gather your pals for a bar crawl with a difference - a brewery tour river cruise

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Join Becky for a big night of laughs at Brisbane Powerhouse
A must-see Indigenous art exhibition
Learn about the artworks around Brisbane city on this free night tour 
A weekend of opera and chamber music set in an historic homestead
Journey to the sun-kissed isle of Santorini
Treasury Brisbane’s popular Wine & Cheese series returns
A fabulous 3 day community festival of all things retro
Eats & Beats is back on Friday, June 25!
Dreamworld has been transformed from summer playground to winter wonderland
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