What's on this week
Brisbane's calendar is gearing up with activities, music, eating, theatre and sports galore. To help you stay in the know, we are providing a weekly update of What’s On and what local business are Good To Go. So grab your diary, and start planning your week.
Our teller of Brisbane’s stories, the Museum of Brisbane, has reopened with the launch of The Storytellers free exhibition, which uncovers Brisbane’s histories, myths and tales through fact, fiction, interpretation and creative narrative as told by nine of the city’s top wordsmiths. It features stories by Victoria Carless, Simon Cleary, Matthew Condon, Trent Dalton, Nick Earls, Benjamin Law, Hugh Lunn, Kate Morton and Ellen van Neerven.
Explorers can also rejoice - the Clock Tower Tours and Brisbane City Hall Tours have recommenced, as have new walking tours of the city.
Customs House's winter pop-up has arrived - a French Alp-style winter paradise complete with individual pop-up Igloo chalets, Veuve Clicquot by the glass or bottle, cocktails and a mild-winter menu which is partly inspired by local seafood.
With the AFL tournament having moved north, there's now a feast of games featuring multiple teams scheduled for The Gabba. Too many to list here, so click here.
Round two of the Super Netball 2020 season will hit the courts at the Nissan Arena and USC Stadium.
Enjoy this fabulous sunset cruise on the Brisbane River with Mirimar Cruises. Receive a complimentary cocktail on boarding and take a leisurely cruise to the Brisbane Powerhouse where a welcome drink, appetizer and backstage tour await before a return cruise amid the dazzling city lights.
SOUND SOCIETY | FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH
Pull up a rug in the Roma Street Parklands and listen to the smooth, jazzy tunes of The Sound Society, now on the first Sunday of every month. Order a hamper from The Garden Room Cafe to make your day extra special.
GOMA REOPENING | 7 AUGUST
Revel in viewing cutting-edge contemporary art as the glorious Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) - arguable Australia's best contemporary arts space - reopens.
Missing the usual annual celebration of the country meeting the city? Keep the spirit of EKKA alive with 10 days of Ekka Online.
If your're missing the usual Ekka foodie favourites, head to one of several pop-up stalls across Brisbane to feast on strawberry sundaes, Dagwood dogs and other Ekka treats.
See the Lions take on the Bulldogs, one of many AFL matches taking place at The Gabba this month.
OTTO | 14 AUGUST
Rejoice. 14 August is a public holiday and a delectable modern Italian feast awaits you at Otto, which is open for lunch and dinner this day.
Get to Suncorp Stadium and watch the home team take on the Rebels in the Super Rugby.
Birrunga Gallery & Dining will host the reopened First Nations Artisan Markets, to be held monthly. Visit the CBD-based gallery and browse offerings from unique, local makers, crafters and designers.
Put on your finery and gallop into Eagle Farm Racecourse for Brisbane Racing Club's race day.
The lights are back on at Brisbane Powerhouse with eclectic shows by QMusic with Robert Forster, Darren Halna, Sycco and Minor Premiers; Queensland Symphony Orchestra + Tom Thum; Circa Ensemble; Queensland Ballet and Club Briefs.
Live music lives! The Triffid has launched its Cabin Fever Festival, a month-long celebration of top homegrown talent including Bernard Fanning, Troy Cassar-Daly, Dami Im and many more.
The Fortitude Music Hall's The Outpost Bar has launched Up Close at The Outpost, a six-week series of residencies by world-renowned artists, comedians, burlesque acts and drag performers.
Get your hands on real snow in Brisbane this winter! The Snow4Kids festival is running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Sunday August 31. You’ll find this winter wonderland in South Bank Parklands, which has been filled with real snowfall, snowman-making and much more chilly fun.
Free live music by local performers in The City? Sounds like City Sounds. Check out the gig guide here.
History buffs should take a trip to the Queensland Transport Museum, at Gatton in the Lockyer Valley, and check out its newest occupant - Brisbane City Council's oldest bus, a mint condition 1948 AEC Regal III chassis with Commonwealth Engineering body built in Sydney.
Brisbane’s famous wildlife sanctuary has re-awoken with more things to see and do. You can now see the Raptor Show, Sheepdog Show, visit the Platypus House, pat a koala and get takeaway treats from The Sleepy Koala. Pre-bookings essential.
See Brisbane from a different angle by letting Mirimar Cruises take you to and from Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary via a leisurely cruise from South Bank.
Cute Australian wildlife and farm animals are yours to enjoy at the reopened Ipswich Nature Reserve in Queens Park. Entry is free but a gold coin donation is always appreciated. Limited numbers apply at this time.
Be spellbound by ‘Ai Weiwei’s Boomerang 2006’, an immense object made of 270 000 crystal pieces that fill the soaring space of the QAG’s Watermall.
Our two favourite things are together at last. Join Beer Yoga is on the Felons Brewing Co lawn at Howard Smith Wharves each Wednesday from 5.30pm-6.15pm. BYO mat.
Parents can rejoice with the news that free Kids Collective activities, designed to educate, entertain and develop children through music, games, craft, storytelling and more, have returned to Thursdays at South Bank.
Chose from a premium selection of farm fresh produce, premium local meats, artisan goods, trawler direct seafood, authentic baked goods and more right in the heart of Brisbane City - Wednesdays at Reddacliff Place, Thursdays at Cathedral Square.
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