What's on this week | 10 July - 16 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. Westeros returns on Monday and it all just gets better from there, with comedy, wine dinners, theatre, sport and music.

Click straight through to what's on this weekend.

Monday 17 | Game of Thrones is back!

Winter is coming… well, it’s already arrived in the River City, but the show’s back. Not that we need to give you notice. We just want to fit in. King in the North.

Monday 17 | Trivia Night with Dani Cabs (Christmas in July special)

For $5 a head you can prove how much more useless information you know than all of your friends – all in the comfortable presence of great beer and delicious food at Ben's Burgers. This one's a Christmas in July special so dust off those Santa hats and get your festivities on as you compete for the cash prize. 

Monday 17 | Sheepoll Show at Heya Bar

An 'anti-trivia' gameshow that compares its audience by uncovering where their opinions lie within society. There are no right or wrong answers so expect fiery banter and debate between friends, strangers and the mischievous co-hosts. Would you rather end animal abuse or pollution? What's the best way to break up with someone without using words? Find out at the Sheepoll show. 

Tuesday 18 | Bedouin Brew Birthday Bash

To celebrate its first birthday, Bedouin Brew will be trading from 6am to 3pm with a showcase of locally sourced products. Touch, smell and taste samples of the incredible products you can find at Bedouin and get to know the owners/representatives of each local business. As a bonus, all retail items are 10% off and 8oz coffees will be $2.00.

Tuesday 18 | Wine Dinner at the Hamilton Hotel

Hamilton Hotel's exclusive wine dinner is on this Tuesday. Their Head Chef showcases his talents while the Sommelier provides some of his finest wines as an accompaniment. Numbers are extremely limited and tickets are a bit exxy but if you're looking to treat yourself you can book your $130 night out with a call to 3268 7500.

Tuesday 18 | Drinking & Dragons – Free D&D sessions at the Brightside

Thebrightside

Dust off those D20s because the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Brightside is hosted by Drinking & Dragons. It's basically what it sounds like on the tin – free to play and heaps of fun, there are tables for beginners through to experts plus special cocktails and table service. Min-max your Charisma and maybe make some new friends. 

Wednesday 19 | Limes Rooftop Cinema – Pulp Fiction (1994)

Spend an evening under the stars with one of the best films of all-time (objectively, sorry). Book a seat, a bean bag or a hot tub to impress friends, family or the pretty girl (or boy) you're meeting for the first time. Tickets start from $10 and wind up at $70 for food, spa tickets and a bottle of red. 

Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 | Boys Taste Better With Nutella: Opening Week Extravaganza

Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm

The first show in this year’s Short + Sweet Queensland 2017 theatre program, Boys Taste Better With Nutella stars the dynamic duo Caitlin Hill and Peter Wood alongside a spectacular line-up of highly-regarded acts from previous years to get you pumped for the rest of the festival. Short + Sweet formally kicks off on the 26th at the Powerhouse.

Wednesday 19 – Sunday 30 | Night Noodle Markets

Brisbane Times Night Noodle Markets

Returning to the South Bank forecourt, so you can treat your senses to all the colours, sounds and smells of an Asian hawker market and immerse yourself in the buzz, hype and vibe of a huge outdoor festival.

Thursday 20 | Brisbane Broncos vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

The Broncos hit the home turf to brawl with the Canterbury Bulldogs. The locals are number 5 facing off against number 13 but there's no reason to get lax – you've never heard of an underbrumby. 

Thursday 20 | Halfbrick Game Night

The first ever Halfbrick Game Night at Netherworld will get you hands-on with playtesting original games from the team behind Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride. Yep – you'll get the chance to give feedback on unreleased titles and updates and chat with the dev team about making games. Plus, they'll buy you a beer. 

Thursday 20 | Padre’s Comedy Bunker

Cozy, intimate and uncomfortably hilarious, Padre's Comedy Bunker is a free show in the bunker under Padre bar in Woolloongabba. Pretty straightforward. It's a working room so the comics'll try some newer, weirder material. If you're not laughing, you're learning. Bring friends, try drinks and chat to Ben the bartender during the intermission.

Starting Thursday 20 | Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival

Delve into the iconic cinematic style of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland at the Scandinavian Film Festival. Highlights of the specially curated program include Little Wing, The Other Side of Hope & A Hustler’s Diary.

Weekends

Friday 21 | Nerf Night for the kids at Lollipops Playland

Caution! This Friday night, Lollipops Playland turns into a Nerf warzone. Bring the kids for a fun, energetic night out but enter at your own peril... Entry's at 5.30pm with games starting at 6pm. $6 for little kids, $12 for big kids and $16 for entry and meal deal. Accompanying adults are free so come on out and shoot your friends - or your kid's friends if they deserve it.

Friday 21 | Appetite for Destruction 30th Anniversary show at Crowbar

On this date in 1987, Guns N' Roses released their debut album Appetite for Destruction. After an early morning MTV spin, the album exploded into popularity and we're all aware of how that's gone for them since. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the album, MofoIsDead will be performing it live, in full at Crowbar this Friday. Doors at 8pm, tickets available from the Crowbar site

Friday 21 – Sunday 23 | Brisbane Food & Wine Expo

The Brisbane Food & Wine Expo is an annual celebration of, you guessed it, food and wine in Brisbane. This expo takes over the Showgrounds for the weekend to host a series of events dedicated to celebrity chefs, food & wine, cheese, cocktails and everything gourmet. Grab your tickets for a variety of admission periods from the Eventbrite page here.

Saturday 22 | Growls Trivia Night

For those a little further out, head to the Growl's Theatre this Saturday for a night out of proving how smart you are to people you thought you already impressed. Register a team of 4-6 people or just tag along yourself. Preorder pizza straight to your table with Gusto's Pizzeria in Grange. $50 per team, $10 per person.

Saturday 22 | Lior at the Old Museum

Renowned for his beautiful voice and exquisite compositions, Lior burst onto the Australian music scene in 2005. Since then, he's toured the world, collaborated with Nigel Westlake, written for the theatre and performed in Fiddler on the Roof. With his fifth studio album prepping for release, Lior, along with his string quartet, plays at the Old Museum as part of Queensland Music Festival. 

Saturday 22 | Second Birthday Bash – Vincent & Jules + Music Is My Muse at the zoo

Celebrate your Splendour FOMO with an all local lineup as Vincent & Jules and Music Is My Muse team up for their second birthday bash. (Event names this week are particularly straightforward.) Pre-sale tickets are $5, door price is $10. Rude Rum, Chief Weapons, Cheyne Starkie Music & the Cosmic Glow and ROO provide the tunes to party to. 

Sunday 23 | Brisbane vs Carlton – AFL Round 18

The ladder scrap kicks off at the Gabba at 4.40 this Sunday. The big cats take on the little ones from down south as they fight to get another win on the scorecard. Two wins three losses each - until Sunday night. Claws out. 

Sunday 23 | Sunday Sessions: Winter Edition at Eleven

While away a Sunday at this cruisy rooftop bar in Fortitude Valley. Enjoy lunch and mulled cider in the winter afternoon before live music kicks off at 2pm. This Sunday, Jamie-Lee Fox Duo croon pop, funk and soul before house DJs like Charlie Hustle, Andrew Lynch, Cutloose, Danzim, Joe Cowper and Patrick Arnold hit the decks at 5pm. 

Sunday 23 | River Run 100 Ultra Marathon 2017

This year, the River Run 100 celebrates its fifth birthday. This Ultra Marathon is the run with a difference and an exciting innovation in middle distance and ultra running. As an individual or a team, tackle 100/50/20/10 km races along the River. This community event's perfect for running clubs, schools and corporate team building. 

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 | 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 | 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| 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 | Marvel – Creating the Cinematic Universe 

Marvel Exhibition

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 | 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 | City Sounds

Support this week's City Sound acts around Brisbane with artists including Hayley Wilson, Alphabet Street and Neighbour. 

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