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Brisbane is home to a variety of live music and entertainment in a number of venues across the city, along with some major festivals, carnivals, sporting and community events that everyone will enjoy. To see what's on in Brisbane this month, browse through the list of events below. You can skip ahead to view events that are held later in the year, and can see what's happening this month by clicking Calendar View.

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2017 Events

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Occurs every week on Friday

So What is Kirtan? ... Kirtan is the singing of ancient Vedic mantras, spiritually uplifting songs, prayers and the Sacred Names of the Supreme. Rather than being a type of performance, Kirtan is a journey of self discovery. ...   ... This ancient yogic practice was traditionally accompanied with Indian instruments. In the hands and voices of...

14 February - 14 November
Occurs second Tuesday of every month

"Fully Made Up!" is Jenny Wynter's new improvised cabaret show, where she plays a veteran cabaret performer performing all of her greatest glittering career hits in a night of stories and songs, monologues and memories ...which are all inspired by your suggestions. ... With the eclectic vintage decor of Woolloongabba's "Can You...

Occurs every week on Wednesday

Hump day got you down? You need a laugh, and make it a double. Join local comedy favourites ImproMafia for a night of free improvised hilarity at one of Brisbane’s most dynamic venues. ... Free every Wednesday at Upper Roma Street’s Beetle Bar, Double Shot Impro is two engaging, spontaneous shows in one. In the first half, Brisbane&rsqu...

Occurs every week on Friday

The Mantra Room at West End offers a vibrant mix of music styles combined with sacred yoga chant in a relaxed, enchanting atmosphere.  Featured kirtan leaders include Jayadharma, a popular yoga teacher whose smokey jazz influenced kirtan will have you tapping your feet and your voice soaring in response; Gayatri, with a melodic and captivating...

Occurs every week on Wednesday

The Mantra Room at West End offers a vibrant mix of music styles combined with sacred yoga chant in a relaxed, enchanting atmosphere.  Featured kirtan leaders include Jayadharma, a popular yoga teacher whose smokey jazz influenced kirtan will have you tapping your feet and your voice soaring in response; Gayatri, with a melodic and captivating...

6 October - 19 November

From October 6 to November 19, the festival vibes will be in full swing at American Express Openair Cinemas on the South Bank. Join us under the woodland canopy of the Rainforest Green for an array of alternative entertainment, live music and DJ performances before the latest and greatest feature films light up the big screen. ...

31 October - 1 November

This Halloween American Express Openair Cinemas are hosting a Halloween hoot featuring frightening food, fun and flicks.  ... As part of a terrifying two-day celebration at both the Rainforest Green in South Bank Parklands, Brisbane and Coolangatta Beach, Gold Coast the bloodthirsty clown Pennywise will be making an appearance in IT before a s...

November Events

1 November

Join us for the 11th annual Email Marketing Summit Australia (EMSA). ... Designed for email marketers by email marketers we’re bringing you the latest trends, speakers and ideas under one roof. Hear from international keynote speaker, Dan Oshinsky the Director of Newsletters at the New Yorker, and local email experts from companies including...

3 November

Join us for an incredible night of fine food, great friends, wine and an exciting art auction featuring a range of established and emerging local artists as well as silent auctions and raffles. ... The dinner will be held at Royal on the Park on Friday 3 November from 7pm. All proceeds will benefit the life-saving work of the Burns, Trauma and Cri...

4 November

Come along and enjoy Kallangur Family Day!  Gather your family and friends to celebrate our amazing community. Enjoy some retail therapy at the array of market stalls featuring handmade and locally crafted items. With lots of food and a variety of entertainment, be sure to mark this in your calendar! ... Kallangur Family Day is a day not to be...

4-5 November

... The multi award-winning Dog Lovers Show is one of the largest and most comprehensive festivals in the world dedicated to our best friends. It is finally coming to Brisbane for the first time and will be staged on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November at the Brisbane Showgrounds (9:30am to 5:00pm daily). ... Its jam packed full of entertainment,...

4-5 November

... The multi award-winning Dog Lovers Show is one of the largest and most comprehensive festivals in the world dedicated to our best friends. It is finally coming to Brisbane for the first time and will be staged on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November at the Brisbane Showgrounds (9:30am to 5:00pm daily). ... Its jam packed full of entertainment,...

5 November

Brisbane based social enterprise and multicultural health and wellbeing clinic, World Wellness Group(WWG), will welcome renowned Australian comedian Judith Lucy, known primarily for her stand-upcomedy, to headline its upcoming fundraiser, Laughter is the Best Medicine. The fundraiser will beMC’d by the hilarious Dave Thornton and supported by...

7 November

What better way to celebrate Melbourne Cup Day than on the stunning Brisbane River with friends, colleagues, good food and wine. ... Kick start your day with a glass of Champagne on arrival before sitting down to a delectable 3 course set menu.  ... This special Melbourne Cup lunch will begin with shared starters for the table, oysters kilpatr...

8-18 November

Troop Production’s latest masterpiece The Lonesome West is set to go off with a bang as it hits the stage at Judith Wright Centre this November. ...  This explosive black comedy, written by the internationally-acclaimed Martin McDonagh, is “brutal and savagely funny”, according to the Sunday Times. ...  Set on the West...

8-18 November
Occurs every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

The exhibition Beach to Birrabeen is the visual outcome of a collaboration between the RATS (Regional artists and Tutors) from the Fraser Coast and scientists from the FIDO (Fraser Island Defenders Organisation) founded by John Sinclair AO at Dilli Village on K'gari (Fraser Island) in December 2016.The marriage between scientists and creative artis...

9-10 November

Conference Series LLC invites all the participants from all over the world to attend "International Conference on Autoimmunity" November 09-10, 2017 Madrid, Spain. This includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions in the event.

11-12 November

Santa will be stopping by at the RSPCA Wacol Animal Care Campus this November (11/11/17 and 12/11/17). He’s a big dog lover so bring your four legged- friends down to the shelter to get a memorable Christmas photo taken. Winners of Qld Photographer of the Year 2017, Qld Pet Photographer (2016 & 2017) & Australia Pet Photographer of...

13-14 November

QuattroTech™ 2017 is a 2-day conference, held on 13-14 November in Brisbane, Australia, focused on boosting creativity through diversity in people and ideas, and preparing forward-thinking professionals, focused on "why" and "what", to embrace and benefit from the change brought by digital technologies.At QuattroTech™, you will hear fro...

15 November

Join Dendy Cinemas Portside on Wednesday, November 15th at 10:30 am and again at 6:30 pm for the special preview screening of The Man Who Invented Christmas. With Christmas Cake and Tea in the morning and a yuletide cocktail in the evening! ... Humbug! ... Using real-life inspiration and a vivid imagination, author Charles Dickens brings Ebenezer S...

16 November

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17-19 November

IT’S TIME TO GET OUTDOORS AND ENJOY LIFE !! ... This massive event is back again in 2017 and will be bigger and better than ever before ! You can expect to see more exhibits, more quality companies, more great entertainment, more products and services, more food options and more fun for the entire family !! ... This event will feature over 18...

17 November

Join Dendy Cinemas at 7 pm November 17th, and 4 pm, November 18th and 19th for the special screening of Louis Theroux's HEROIN TOWN.  ... A community caught in the vice-like grip of heroin addiction. ... America's love affair with prescription painkillers has led to a population dependent on opiates. But since a crackdown on their over-prescri...

18 November

The Harcourts Foundation Butterfly Ball at the Brisbane Hilton Hotel supports the Royal's smallest, yet most precious patients - babies. Money raised will help purchase new equipment and technology for RBWH's Neonatal Unit as well as fund life-changing medical research into conditions such as stillbirth, prematurity and birth-related injury. ... E...

18 November

All Inn Brewing Co - Gather RoundSat Nov 18th | 12 Noon – 9 pm | Free EntryAll Inn Brewery, 189 Elliott Rd, Banyo.Synonymous with uncompromising, handcrafted ales, unfiltered and unpasteurised for maximum flavour, All Inn Brewing Co is at the head of an emerging crop of independently owned South East Queensland based craft breweries (think Ne...

19 November

Bollywood is back at The Mantra Room West End when we celebrate our 4th anniversary on the 16th October. Feel you are having a De ja vu Moment?  Well you ARE!   For the past two years we’ve held a Bollywood celebration for each anniversary and it was so much fun that we decided to do Bollywood every year. Below are some pi...

Occurs every week on Sunday

The Mantra Room at West End offers a vibrant mix of music styles combined with sacred yoga chant in a relaxed, enchanting atmosphere.  Featured kirtan leaders include Jayadharma, a popular yoga teacher whose smokey jazz influenced kirtan will have you tapping your feet and your voice soaring in response; Gayatri, with a melodic and captivating...

20 November

Join Dendy Cinemas Portside on Monday, November 20th, for the very special retro screening of The Sound of Music at 10:30 am and again at 6:30 pm. ... The happiest sound in all the world! ... A tuneful, heartwarming story, it is based on the real-life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-known concert groups in the era imm...

20 November

Following the international success of The Butterfly Tree, New Farm Cinemas on November 20, hosts writer and director Priscilla Cameron in an exclusive Q & A following a preview screening of the film. ... Evelyn (Melissa George), a burlesque queen, bewitches single dad Al (Ewen Leslie) and his teenage son, Fin (Ed Oxenbould) with her zest for l...

25 November - 23 December
Occurs every week on Friday & Saturday

Many dates available in December! ... Impress your guests this holiday season with a unique function experience on board Kookaburra Showboat Cruises Ultimate Christmas Party Cruise in Brisbane. ... Your colleagues and friends will enjoy a sensational buffet dinner and unlimited selected beer, wine & soft drink package whilst taking in the sigh...

25 November

Mark the date off in your calendar as the SheBrisbane & made4media ladies are set to host yet another fantastic marquee at this years Polo in the City! Join us to kickstart Brisbane's summer season with a glamourous 'nautical' themed polo party in Dorrington Park. ... Tickets include all day food & beverage package and are ON SALE NOW for $...

25-26 November

"Delicate matter, slightly. It's about a book..." ... Chris Parsons is happily engrossed in studying post-graduate physics at Cambridge, when one day he finds an old book, sitting on a dusty shelf in an ageing professor's library. Written in a language nobody can read and made of a paper that can't be torn, this is no ordinary book. And when it ent...

26 November

Join us on Sunday, November 26 at 2:00 pm for a double feature of Sweet Virginia and Shot Calle, with a 10-minute intermission. All tickets are $9 and you'll get free soft drink and popcorn refills on Large and Colossal combos! Double your Dendy fun! ... ___________________________________________________________ ... Violence begets violence. ... W...

December Events

1 December

BAH HUMBUG!It's the silly season and has been since SEPTEMBER! With all the obnoxious Christmas carols in the air, rosy faced joy stuffed down our throats for months, organising the family and the never ending parade of Christmas office parties (don't get too drunk around the boss!) and shops selling Christmas merchandise we all get a little sick o...

3 December

Attention Brisbane!! Find all your Christmas shopping in one place! And don’t miss your chance to see Santa! ... We will create an amazing Christmas experience for you, with plentiful gift stalls, Christmas carols, and delicious food from our food trucks. A fantastic afternoon out for the whole family! ... Logan Road at Stones Corner will be...

3 December

Maximo Dance Studio cordially invites you to join us and other lovers of exquisite beauty of the art of dance for a delightful afternoon of performances by our students and some tea. ... Original choreography, beautiful music, bright costumes and a variety of styles to suit any taste. All time favorite classics - ballet and nati...

3 December

The Gold Coast's first and largest dog community market event is coming to Brisbane for our first Christmas markets - 'Santa Paws at the Park'! On December 3rd you'll have the pawfect place to pick up this year's presents for your fur-kids.Created by two self-confessed crazy dog ladies, Paws at the Park highlights the best of SE Qld's dog products...

6 December

Join us on Wednesday, December 6th at 10:30 am for the special screening of Wonder Wheel and receive morning tea on arrival. ... When it comes to love we often turn out to be our own worst enemy. ... The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally...

10 December

The Queensland Triathlon Series is Queensland’s largest triathlon series with events from September to February at Kawana, Raby Bay, Robina and Caloundra. ... The Queensland Triathlon Series welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to compete in a fun, friendly environment. From the Kool Kids 7yrs+ races, to the beginners getting a feel fo...

11-20 December
Occurs every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

AUSTRALIA'S MOST EXCITING TEAM CHALLENGE ON TELEVISION IS COMING TO BRISBANE! ... Join us live in the Brisbane Spartan Arena to watch elite teams of friends, families and co-workers join forces, pushing each other to their mental and physical limits.  ... Register for your FREE TICKETS to be in the audience as teams race across the specially d...

20 December

The summer of Big Bash cricket returns bigger and better than ever, with more matches, ticket prices remaining as affordable as ever and the same entertainment promised for another exciting season. ...   ... Both the KFC Big Bash League and rebel Women’s Big Bash League are firm family favourites during the summer school holidays, and wi...

25 December

  ... Start Christmas off right with a delicious breakfast buffet cruise on the Brisbane River. ... The festively decorated Kookaburra Queens are the perfect setting for your Christmas Day breakfast with family. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast buffet featuring all your favourites – eggs, bacon, pastries and more. ... Includes: ... 2 hour s...

27 December

The summer of Big Bash cricket returns bigger and better than ever, with more matches, ticket prices remaining as affordable as ever and the same entertainment promised for another exciting season. ...   ... Both the KFC Big Bash League and rebel Women’s Big Bash League are firm family favourites during the summer school holidays, and wi...