What’s On: Mar 29 – Apr 2

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If you thought there was a lot on last week, sorry to break it to you but you have a lot of plans for this weekend.

Wednesday

If you are in Toowoomba and love LEGO the Towers of Tomorrow LEGO exhibition formally in Sydney runs until July 9th with sessions daily from Wednesday until Sunday. Bookings for this one are essential.

In Melbourne if you are a master of flawless combos Bartronica is hosting a Street Fighter 2 Tournament. Play for prizes or just come for the free pint that comes with your tournament entry fee.

Thursday

In cinemas two movies drop that we have been really looking forward to. The live action Ghost in the Shell with Black Widow Scarlett Johansson and the much delayed LEGO Batman Movie.

If you are in Brisbane, a fan of Kickstarters, Barcades and prefer a more elegant weapon from a more civilised age then Netherworld is hosting the MWR Saber Kickstarter party on Thursday night with all the Star Wars trimmings

On Thursday also in Melbourne, Harry Potter fans can attend a Defence Against the Dark Arts class with D.A. Completely Improvised Potter which runs almost every day of the festival (except Wednesdays)

Because Melbourne is all about the Comedy Festival fans of The Goonies and 80’s Video Games will want to catch Arcade Arcade’s show – Stranger-er Things. It runs from Thursday until Sunday this week only.

And lastly for the Melbourne Comedy Festival (We know! There’s a lot!) if you have ever gotten a scam email you probably need to see James Veitch. While not strictly pop culture related we think you will forgive us for this honourable mention that runs for most of the festival.

If you are in Canberra and need some FPS action the Reload bar are hosting a BlackOps 2 Doubles Tournment for those who broke their own XBox due to being awesome.

And rounding out Thurday in Perth for lovers of Disney Last Night is hosting a 18+ Disney Party with Disney Karaoke & Movies screening all night.

Friday

If you remember the first rule of Fight Club then we cant tell you what In the House are playing this Friday at Event Cinemas across the country. But we can tell you that tickets are still available.

In Brisbane you can’t miss the double feature of Monty Python’s Holy Grail & Life of Brian which we are giving away 5 double passes for at the Metro Arts Cinema! Alternatively if Twin Peaks is lyf then you can also catch David Lynch’s Eraserhead playing in the same venue on the same night.

If you are in Adelaide AnimeGo! kicks off Oz Comic-Con after hour events with the Anime Film festival. This is a 18+ event at the Coopers Ale House from 7:30pm

Melbourne peeps on Friday can kick on to The Beta Bar’s Ghost in the Shell/Badass Ladies night celebrating the films release with cosplayers getting discounts if you are dressed as characters from the movie.

Hobart doesnt get left out either. If you have mad skills in Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Blazblue or Guilty Gear XRD Revelator Area52 E-Sports are hosting a tournament Friday night.

Saturday

If you haven’t already been challenged to a duel to the death for International Pillow Fight Day, in Adelaide Oz Comic-Con Adelaide opens doors for you to get your Cosplay/Star sighting/Pop Culture fix on Saturday and Sunday.

If you need to continue your OzCC buzz you can head over to the JoyPad Barcade in Adelaide for some retro gaming and drink specials for Oz Comic-Con attendees (just flash your wristbands).

If Anime is more your scene then also to coincide with OzCC Moe Moe Hearts Anime cafe in Adelaide is offering con-goers tabletop and video gaming to go along with a dinner special on Saturday night.

In Sydney it’s happening! Burgerpalooza is upon us! You can try all the best burgers Sydney has to offer on one day (or two as it’s on Sunday as well). Buy your ticket ahead of time because last time this sold out.

While it isn’t on this week in Brisbane, we want to call out the 31 Degrees Easter Egg Hunt which will be on the 8th of April but registration cuts off on the 1st. So if the thought of an Easter Egg Hunt which is really a Scavenger Hunt for adults across the city gets your adventure-sense tingling register your team before Saturday. (Tip thanks to Stufftodoinbrisbane.com).

Sticking in Brisbane if you are a fan of comics you can checkout Brisbane’s newest comic store – Empire Comics. Opening Saturday with special guest artist Wayne Nicols (Orphan Black, Exiles) and free Halo comic grading make it definitely worth attending.

Also in Queensland for those near Gladstone the Gladstone Pop Con is on for one day only. With free entry it’s a great event and a good excuse to Cosplay for those who are more remote.

Did we say lastly for the Melbourne Comedy Festival? We meant “Also” starting Saturday (and also on Sunday for the next 4 weeks) batches of the festivals best comedians go head to head, Batman v Superman style. Lovers of debates will want to see Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate.

Also on Saturday for anyone excited about the news of the new StarCraft remix to be released (we are still looking for date confirmation for Australia for you from Blizzard directly), the ESL are streaming the StarCraft II WCS for ANZ which will allow the top 2 teams to qualify for the WCS seed.

Tabletop gamers in Darwin can get to Games Workshop in Casuarina for their Blood Bowl League signup day to get your team in order before the season begins

Sunday

After you roll back your clocks for daylight savings ending – If you still aren’t at Oz Comic-Con or Burgerpalooza and just need to kickback with some more E-Sports on Sunday, round 3 of the Season 1 Overwatch Australia & New Zealand Cup is also hosted by ESL.

For those in Perth the mental health group Zero2Hero is hosting an the Super Hero Youth event with food trucks to kick off National Youth Week.

Lastly Tabletop Gamers in Hobart looking forward to the Spirit of the Rebellion release will want to get to Area52 for their pre-release event. Both veterans and those who want to learn how to play are welcome.

I dont think anyone is short for something to do this weekend! Did we miss anything? As always tell us in the comments below or maybe drop us a line