What's on this week | 29 May - 4 June

With NSW invading our borders, this week Brisbane locals will have to flood out any blue with the powerful colour maroon. Beyond the first state-against-state, mate-against-mate battle we’ll be busy drinking and dining, enjoying a pooch fiesta and a whole lot of singing. The entertainment will not falter and neither should you, as this is the week that Brisbane needs you most. 

Monday 29 | The Balvenie Whiskey Degustation Dinner

The private dining room of the Regatta Hotel will be brimming with whiskey and you’re invited to help drink away this problem! This event is for the true whiskey enthusiasts as you will be enjoying a four-course degustation dinner paired with different Balvenie whiskeys. 

Tuesday 30 | Crystal Castles @ The Tivoli

The electro-punk extraordinaires are back in the country to bring you their ground-breaking experimental act. Having just been confirmed for Coachella and Bonnaroo, the duo are excited to bring you their raucous live show playing new material as well as their well-loved tracks with an energy that will blast right through you. 

Tuesday 30 & Wednesday 31 | Dining under the stars @ Eleven Rooftop Bar

Eleven Rooftop

Happening every Tuesday and Wednesday, Eleven Rooftop Bar opens its doors for an unforgettable dining experience. Graze on seasonal share plates and watch the sun set over Brisbane's CBD, or enjoy dinner by moonlight featuring 270 degree views of Fortitude Valley and the surrounding suburbs. 

Last day Wednesday 31 | Maroon Festival 

It’s time for the annual state vs state brawl in the form of rugby league games. Maroon Festival is the official fan-zone leading up to Game 1 of State of Origin with a variety of experiences, events, demonstrations and player appearances on offer. Support the Maroons in their given right to keep the championship trophy!

Wednesday 31 | State of Origin Game 1 @ Suncorp Stadium

The game is bound to get heated because of the personal vendetta between New South Wales and Queensland. Support your Maroons in the stadium or head to a local bar where the atmosphere promises to be wild. The game kicks off at 8pm.

Starting Thursday 1 | Queensland Cabaret Festival 2017

In its fourth year at the Brisbane Powerhouse, the Queensland Cabaret Festival returns this year with an exciting program of international and local performers. Your musical soul will be singing out for more. 

Thursday 1 | Otto Wine Dinner Series

OTTO

Otto will present a hearty Italian feast with matched wines from guest winery Unico Zelo for the second installment of its wine dinners. Otto’s head chef Will Cowper and sommelier Alan Hunter have prepared a bespoke menu to complement a range of current-release wines – expect an evening of fine food, wine and chit-chat. 

Ending Friday 2 | Lady Beatle

Heading back in time, this modern memory play is set to the kaleidoscopic soundtrack of The Beatles' most monumental hits. Australian stage and screen star Naomi Price weaves a fantastical tale about the woman who inspired The Beatles’ biggest chart toppers including Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Eleanor Rigby, Lady Madonna, Penny Lane and Yesterday.  

Friday 2 | Seven on Sinatra

Reliving the Las Vegas days of the world’s most famous entertainer, these ladies are doing it their way with dancers and a big swing band, just as Frankie did back in the 1960s live at the Sands Hotel Copa Room. 

Saturday 3 | Treasury Brisbane Ladies Oaks’ Day

2015 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carniva

Grace and elegance take centre stage as the ladies and gentlemen of Brisbane exhibit a satisfying taste for timeless suits, fancy shoes and the frill of a flawless frock. So ladies grab your best dress and fascinator and head to the track to watch it heat up with the thrills of racing. 

Saturday 3 | Bite Sip Stroll 

Cloudy Bay Pelorus Oyster Hour at Sake Restaurant & Bar

Experience some of Brisbane’s finest restaurants and wines. Award-winning restaurants Sake and Moda are involved in the stroll as well as Brisbane’s only three-hatted restaurants Esquire and Urbane – what an award-winning combination!

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 | The Brisbane Times City2South

The Brisbane Times City2South is back with a two-day festival of fun. Join in with a 5km and 14km fun run, F45 outdoor training session, open-air cinema, live entertainment, food trucks, kids' activities and much more at Brisbane’s new lifestyle festival.

Starting Sunday 4 | Green Heart Fair 

Green Heart Fair

Brisbane’s biggest sustainability festival promotes green living in a fun, family-friendly environment. With heaps of activities and a jam-packed entertainment program, this is a fun day out for the whole family. 

Sunday 4 June| Bark & Brews

The doggies of Brisbane are invited to The Brightside for an afternoon of puppy fun. There is a pet-grooming station, huge off-leash area and even a dog photo booth for you both to enjoy before you relax in the beer garden for a Sunday afternoon brew. 

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 | Marvel – Creating the Cinematic Universe 

Marvel

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 | City Sounds

Support this week's City Sound acts around Brisbane with artists including Andrea Kirwin and Tailor Birds.

All Week | O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism 

O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism showcases the iconic art of Georgia O'Keeffe, one of the most significant American painters of the 20th century, alongside modernist masterpieces by celebrated and pioneering Australian artists Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith.

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