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5 Pretty Cool Things To Do This Week In Brisbane

By Daisy Harris - 22 May 2017


Not to be down-trodden by another five-day week (we’re made of stronger stuff than that), our beautiful city has come to the table with a plethora of things to do in Brisbane this week.

From pop-up igloo bars to a stellar US film fest, science panel events to international music stars gracing our river city, read on for five truly nifty things to do this week in Brisbane.

All Week

American Essentials Film Festival 

Showcasing the best unique independent and cult classic films, the American Essentials Film Festival is a who’s who from the USA indie film festival scene. From thrillers to comedies, romantic fantasy to documentaries, this is one film festival you must get to if you’re into movies. Running until the 28th May, check out the full line up, here.

The Remainder Exhibition At Metro Arts

An interesting interpretation of expressive objects, The Remainder Exhibition at Metro Arts is debunking the complexities of materialism and technology. The interpretative art highlights a host of societal changes through industrial pieces of out-mode communication. This exhibition gets you to think outside the box—it’s deep, but seriously interesting stuff. For details, head here.

Absolut Pop-Up Igloo Bar 

To all our winter-lusters out there; here’s an excuse to don that budget-breaking winter coat! Customs House has teamed up with Absolut Vodka to bring you gorgeous pop-up igloo bars set to have you feeling ALL the wintery vibes! Set up alongside the Brisbane River, these heated igloos give off peak Scandi vibes; faux fur seats, delicious hearty share dishes and, all while sipping on specially created Absolut cocktails all night. Change up your drink destination this May, this is one Brisbane event not to miss! For more information, click here.

Wednesday 24th May

For The Love Of Science Panel At The State Library

For The Love Of Science—hosted by fave scientist group, ‘Science Nation’—is a fast-talking, fact-grabbing night set to quiz a panel of top scientists in the search for knowledge. This isn’t a lengthy lesson on dinosaur artifacts or the smashing of atoms, heck no, learn actual facts and explore the importance of science in today’s modern world. Whether you’re a science junkie or just have some questions of your own why not just give it a whirl? For the deets, click here.

Thursday 25th May

Sampha Process World Tour 

Because, cool factor, Sampha’s highly anticipated gig this week is now being held at Max Watt’s! What does this mean? It means if you don’t have a ticket already, you’ve been given a second chance—that’s what! Ever since his debut EP back in 2013, UK artist Sampha has worked with some huge (HUGE) names, such is the guy’s rep in the industry. This is your only chance to catch him in Brissy, so GET YOUR TICKETS HERE RIGHT NOW.

For even more things to do in Brisbane, hit this link.

Image credit: Hayley Williamson

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