What's on this week | 24 July - 30 July

This week, there’s a massive variety of things happening in Brisbane. Need to make plans? Not sure what to do? Don’t stress – we’ve got you. 

Click straight through to what's on this weekend.

Monday 24 | Archer Trivia 2.0


Seriously, what happened to phrasing? Slink your way into Tomcat with a team of at least 3 ($20 buy in per team, including a jug) and compete for cash prizes and the social cred of knowing the most about the best animated spy show starring H Jon Benjamin and Aisha Tyler. (Also the only one.)

Monday 24 | Swiss Table Tennis Competition

Brisbane Table Tennis hosts this open ping pong competition in the Swiss format – first round is random, then winners play winners and losers play losers. Solidify your claim to sportsmanship and embarrass your boasting friends in public. Perfect for a Monday.

Tuesday 25 | Food truck lunch by the river

Leave your lunch at home and meander on down to Stamford Plaza for the elegantly titled food truck lunch by the river. From 11am to 2pm, The Bun Mobile, Rolling Stone Pizza, PAV Bar, and Kabuki To Go will ward off grumbling stomachs. 

Tuesday 25 | Paint and Sip at the Stock Exchange

We’ve got a self-explanatory theme with event names this week. Settle down with a drink and brush as you splatter your reimagining of the Mid-Winter Fox in the Snow. Bookings are essential for this great night of eating, drinking, socialising, and creating.  

Tuesday 25 | Meet the Makers of Hither & Yon

Can You Keep A Secret hosts Mal and Richard Leask, the brothers behind the McLaren Vale wines ‘Hither & Yon.’ C’Est Bon offers a small selection of French food on the night as you learn to appreciate wine from 7.30pm – or learn to appreciate it with more accurate words. Tickets $35.

Wednesday 26 | Art Jam at Cork & Chroma

Cork & Chroma’s first ever Art Jam, this Wednesday promises live music and endless creative opportunities with a blank canvas and a boozy imagination courtesy of the BYO policy. Local musician Hailey Calvert provides the bluesy background beats. 

Wednesday 26 | Icon prelaunch

Shelley McDonald, Samadhi Hart, Fiona Dixon and Nicole De La Mar share their interpretation of the idea of Icon through textiles, painting, sculpture and more at the Percolator Gallery in Paddington. Where else? 

Wednesday 26 | Snow Party at the Royal Exchange

Royal Exchange Hotel

Celebrate winter ironically with this snow party at the Royal Exchange, part of their Loosen Up Wednesdays program. DJs Komplex, JKing, Salvage, and Aone hit the decks to keep you warm as you dance the cold away. 

Thursday 27 | Real Friends Australia Tour

American rockers Real Friends hit the River City this Thursday at The Brightside. Supported by Columbus, Harbours, and Joy In Motion, this one’s for the 18+ as Real Friends jam their most recent record, The Home Inside My Head.

Thursday 27 | Free Ironlak watercolour session at Westfield Garden City

This free event’s open to literally anyone interested in splashing some quality colour. Ironlak materials are supplied at no cost, including brushes, watercolour paints, pencils, and paper for you to create, mingle, practice, and experiment. Spaces are limited though.  

Thursday 27 | Dancing in the Dark

Dancing’s 100% easier when no one can see you do it badly. This bi-weekly chance to dance with judgment is on in Windsor and Woolloongabba so there are options for both sides of the river. Boogie yourself happy where no one can see how much you don’t care. $7 at the door.


Friday 28 | Sharpest Tool in the Shed - Live comedy at All Inn Brewing Co

Make your way up north for good laughs, good beer, and good food with the Sharpest Tools in the Shed – probably. Mr Burger does the eats and nothing brings friends together like laughing at people who want to impress you with jokes. From 6.30 to 8.30.

Friday 28 | Eats and Beats Underwood Park

A mobile Southside Eat Street, Eats and Beats at Underwood Park will sprawl itself over the green with over 35 food trucks to enjoy to the sounds of live local acts and the chatter of friends and family. If Hamilton’s a little too far out, pencil this in for the food truck experience closer to home.

Saturday 29 | Allday at the Tivoli (18+)


The Aussie rapper’s Australian tour comes to Brisbane this weekend, with standing room only for over 18s. Supporting acts Japanese Wallpaper and Nicole Millar are worth the price of admission even if hip-hop’s not your thing.

Saturday 29 | You're the Voice - Queensland Music Festival

This pioneering choral project encourages Australians to unite their voices to turn the tide on domestic violence. Lend your voice at 5pm this Saturday as thousands of Queenslanders sing together with Katie Noonan, Kate Ceberano, and Isaiah to discuss domestic and family violence. 

Saturday 29 | Tinder Party at Retro's Brisbane

Get ready to superlike your way to a good time this weekend. Change your location distance to 2k, swipe right on the night, and see what happens. Digital Cupid’s pretty good at the love game and all you have to do is be yourself – for better or worse. Accompanied by hits from the 80s, 90s, and 00s. 

Sunday 30 | Boozy Brunch at Wandering Cooks

Wandering Cooks

This food truck paradise hosts a pretty straightforward breakfast beer session this Sunday. Sample the finest brews and match them with The Breakfast Club’s tasty vegan breakfast menu from 10am. Perfect brunch time. 

Sunday 30 | Stadium Stomp

Australia’s ultimate stair-climbing event has you smashing out 5000 stairs at the Gabba. It’ll be brutal but good for you and is the perfect way to raise funds for charity while you raise your heart rate for your own physical health. 

Sunday 30 | Magic Mic at the Milk Factory

Magic Mic is back at the Milk Factory! This open mic comedy night’s a great way to wind down a week with cold beers, great food, and comedians up on stage working their new material. A curated lineup meets open mic registration spots so if you actually think you’re that funny, get up on stage and prove it. 

All Week | Night Noodle Markets

Brisbane Times Night Noodle Markets

The Night Noodle Markets are back this year at the South Bank Cultural Forecourt with 23 food stalls, a selection of bars, and nightly music. Head on down for the energy of an outdoor festival – just remember the markets are cashless this year. Dogs allowed, as long as they’re on leashes and not up in the food.

All Week | World Press Photo 2017 Exhibition

The annual World Press Photo exhibition profiles the world’s top press photographers who captured an event or issue of great journalistic importance over the past year. Running at the Brisbane Powerhouse, the exhibition is a show of significant and emotional moments captured on film – free entry for all ages.

All Week | Marvel – Creating the Cinematic Universe

From the comic book pages to the big screen, this exhibition will include original artwork, film props, costumes and more. The exhibition will bring to life the interconnected Marvel Cinematic Universe with characters including Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Black Panther, to name a few. 

All Week| Marvel Film Screenings

Translating the comic book experience into the cinematic realm, Marvel has successfully created a brand of superheros for everyone to love. In celebration of Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe, the Australian Cinematheque will be screening the current Marvel films for the duration of the exhibition.

All Week | Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

Discover who the gladiators really were, where they lived and how they trained through artefacts, interactive games and displays. Archeological treasures including pieces of the Colosseum and original armour preserved in the ashes of Pompeii give an insight into their lives and tell the unknown stories of these arena heroes. 

All Week | 50 Shades! The Musical

Parody of the ever-successful 50 Shades of Grey, this musical performance includes super-camp dance numbers, skimpy outfits, an outrageous script and a "has to be seen to be believed'' set. Anastasia Steele meets Christian Grey in this unexpected tale of BDSM.

All Week | The Hundred and One Dalmatians

Be amazed as this Disney classic comes to life. All ages will watch on in fear when Cruella enters the stage but evoke utter adoration at the favourite Dalmatian puppies. But the real question is… will Pongo and Perdita be able to save these pups?

All Week | Queensland Music Festival

The Queensland Music Festival rounds itself out this week, finishing up on the 30th. Make sure you catch Aurality, an augmented reality audio project exploring Queensland rainforests, rivers, and reefs. They’re calling it acoustic ecology – that sounds like too much fancy fun to miss.

All Week | City Sounds

Support talented local artists and attend the City Sound acts around Brisbane with artists including Dear Willow and Neighbour. 

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