Here’s the rundown of some of this weekend’s events and where you’ll find more information.

Kane Burgess reports.


Experience the authentic German culture first-hand at Australia’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations.

Grab your friends, colleagues, kids and the whole family for a memorable day of the most authentic German foods and beverages.

The celebrations start this weekend.

What: Brisbane’s Oktoberfest Celebrations
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Australia. Entry only via Gregory Terrace.
When: Friday 10 – Sunday 12 October, 2014, Friday 17 – Sunday 19 October, 2014
Price: Under 18s free but must be accompanied by an adult
Adult prices – Fridays $19, Saturdays $24, Sundays $17

A History of Brisbane exhibition, is on show across the weekend and explores our ever-changing relationship with the Brisbane River.

Titled simply, ‘The River’ the show explores the defining symbol of our city, the wayward and beautiful Brisbane River has bought us opportunity, sanctuary and at times, heartbreak.

Revealing how the river is intertwined in the lives of Brisbane’s inhabitants, the exhibition is also a stunning showcase of artworks and objects from the City of Brisbane collection.

What: guided tour of exhibition, and optional afternoon tea
Where: Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, Brisbane City Hall
Price: Free

This year, Brisbane Open House will feature close to 100 buildings and structures in its weekend building program ranging from private homes to grand public spheres.

Brisbane Open House gives you rare access and insights into the extraordinary architecture that defines Brisbane, while introducing you to some of the people who make the city a vibrant and highly liveable place.

What: Brisbane Open House
Where: numerous locations
When: Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th October
Price: Free

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