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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

Regular Events

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...

22 March - 30 August
Occurs every week on Wednesday

Come on a walk around Brisbane Powerhouse with award-winning actors Therese Collie and Tim Mullooly as they tell the fascinating story of Brisbane as captured in the words of its great writers– from Steele Rudd to David Malouf, from the defining poetry of Oodgeroo Noonuccal to the songs of The Go-Betweens and more! ... Against the backdrop of...

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...

31 May - 12 July
Occurs third Wednesday of every month

IT’S GAME STEIN! ... WE’VE REACHED THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN – THE GREAT BATTLE BETWEEN THE MAROONS & THE BLUES ... The 2017 State of Origin series kicks of Wednesday 31st May at 7pm and we will be playing it live, loud and with many steins at selected venues! ... Not only do we have plenty of beer&...

4 June - 1 September

The self-taught artist Christopher R. Inwood has painted 17 large original 'Memes', using traditional oil painting. Be Public In The Now draws from the composition and aesthetic of our current homogenised digital culture, so as to provide a vehicle for direct communication with the people of our time. The ‘meme’ has...

July Events

1 July

QSEC’s Rodeo Round-Up ... Dust off those belt buckles, polish the boots and don’t forget your cowboy hat – its rodeo time! Queensland State Equestrian Centre’s (QSEC) Caboolture Rodeo Round-Up returns once again in 2017 to transform the Main Arena into a full blown rodeo spectacular! ...   ... 2017’s QSEC Rodeo R...

1 July

We invite you to Discover Ghana! Our beautiful West African homeland adorned with colourful cultures, fascinating people, rich traditions and a defining history. ... Discover Ghana is a showcase of the tastes, sounds, and sights of Ghana in the heart of Brisbane City. ... It will include our delicious food, eye popping fashion, cultural displays, w...

2 July

In a topsy turvy, often chaotic world, meditation can help you to find a place of stillness, serenity and peace within. ... During kirtan meditation you will find shelter from daily stress and have the opportunity to focus on your inner sanctuary. ... Gayatri, Anah, Kelly, Angela and Murari are all long term practitioners of kirtan and through the...

4 July

Free WordPress Seminar ... Brisbane WP in combination with Ey3 are proud to present a FREE WordPress seminar about how to build and manage your own web site. So whether you are wanting to know more about WordPress or you are just looking for something that makes sense for a new website, our seminars will give you a great insight into how the WordPr...

7-9 July

Come and celebrate Bastille Day with us and immerse yourself in an authentic French experience. ... Le Festival will be held at the South Bank Cultural Forecourt from Friday 7th July 5pm to Sunday 9th July 2017 6pm. ... Head along to share our warm "Joie de Vivre" and get a real taste of French culture – try gourmet delicacies and enjoy wines...

7-22 July
Occurs every week on Friday & Saturday

Christmas cheer comes early with Kookaburra Showboat’s Xmas in July cruises. ... Eat, drink & be merry on board the iconic Kookaburra Queen paddle wheelers this July. ... Get into the festive spirit with a 3 hour cruise on the Brisbane River, live entertainment and let’s not forget a delicious Christmas buffet feast ... Indulge in a...

Occurs every week on Saturday

Stick Creature is a one-of-a-kind comedy show that mixes stand up comedy, live music from the last 10,000 years, video sketch and a musical trick for getting your mojo back. It is performed by Brisbane comedian and musician, Ashwin Segkar. ... When and where is it? ... Metro Arts on Edward St in the city, a charming theatre above Verve restaurant....

9 July

Meditation is very powerful, more so when done with a group. Group meditation is called Kirtan. Kirtan is group singing and chanting of timeless sacred mantras. Listen, sing, smile, have fun - this is Kirtan. ... During kirtan meditation you will find shelter from daily stress and have the opportunity to focus on your inner...

10 July

Are you still trying to fall pregnant or want to know more about the process of IVF? ... Why not come and join us for a FREE information evening, which will give you some useful information about what to do when trying to conceive and what to do if it’s not working. ... At these evenings, there will be an opportunity for you to meet with...

12 July

Are you confused about what to feed your cat or dog? ... With so many options around it can be hard to decipher the good from the bad. ... Spend an evening with animal nutritionist, Ruth Hatten, and gain a core understanding of what to look for to ensure your cat or dog is getting all the nutrients they need from their diet.   ... So they ca...

15 July

Destination Blues is Queensland's own musical, steam train experience.  An unforgettable adventure that takes passengers (return) from Roma Street, Brisbane to the Glass House Mountains Region, Beerwah. Destination Blues will furnish passengers on one of Queensland Rail's most cherished historical steam trains.  ... On board the stu...

21-23 July

The Food & Wine Expo is excited to launch in Brisbane after 10 years of successful events around Australia! ... Enjoy FREE tastings and samples from over 100 gourmet exhibitors inside the show. Businesses in all areas of food, wines, homewares and kitchenware come together to show you the latest products and ideas for you to try at home. ... Fr...

21 July

National Pyjama Day is all about wearing your favourite PJ's or onesies to help The Pyjama Foundation raise much-needed awareness and funds for children in foster care. ... By wearing your favourite PJ’s (to school or work) and by making a donation, you’ll be making a difference to the lives of children in Foster Care. ... With the mone...

21 July

In a topsy turvy, often chaotic world, meditation can help you to find a place of stillness, serenity and peace within. Through meditation we learn to manage life's challenges in a practical way. During kirtan meditation you will find shelter from daily stress and have the opportunity to focus on your inner sanctuary. Meditation is very powerful, m...

22 July

Join Scouts Qld in the fun of The Big Scout Adventure and support Hummingbird House, Queensland’s only children’s hospice, on Saturday 22 July at Seventh Brigade Park, (near Kidspace), Chermside from 10.00am to 3.00pm. ... Scouts Qld and Crime Stoppers will be running some engaging and free, fun filled, activities for the families and m...

24-30 July

Wing Week at Bavarian Bier Café ... Whether you like them hot and spicy, sticky sweet or plain Jane; chicken wings have got to be the most versatile protein on the planet! ... And with NATIONAL CHICKEN WING DAY on the horizon (July 29th y’all) we’ve decided to dedicate a whole week to the saucy little misfits....

28-30 July

Queensland Raceway is set to heat up again this year at The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship from July 28th to 30th 2017. The Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint is a family-friendly event providing an exciting motorsport experience for all - with great trackside viewing, heaps of displays and the return of the Disney Pixar Cars Pit Stop for hou...

29-30 July

Join an experienced curator in an intensive weekend of workshops to design, plan and manage your solo or group exhibition. Participants will receive course study materials prior to the workshop and will have the chance to gain feedback on completed proposals following the intensive.

30 July

Stadium Stomp Gabba is a fun and unique challenge which sets you on a stair climbing course within the iconic Gabba. Covering over 5,000 stairs, this is the ultimate stair climb. ... You'll get out of it what you put in. It's damn tough at a pace, scenic at a stroll, but best of all it's something you can do at your own pace or to the beat of the m...

30-31 July

The third annual Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo will be staged on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st July 2017 at the award-winning Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.  This event provides a unique opportunity for hair and beauty professionals at all levels to enhance their knowledge and skills, meet and develop relationships with ind...

August Events

4 August

This show takes you on a musical journey of over 40 years of one of the world’s greatest song writing partnerships of all time, between Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Covering iconic hits from The Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Album, and all major hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and through to today.With impressive costumes, production and video backd...

5 August

Melbourne City Ballet offers another Shakespearian classic for audiences in 2017 with an interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Audiences will see a range of diverse movement, executed by some of Australia’s most talented artists.  ... This comical Shakespearean adaptation explores three different stories within the border of...

9-12 August

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE ... On the 45th anniversary of one of the best-selling albums of all time, Carole King’s pop masterpiece, Tapestry is celebrated by two of Australia’s most loved vocalists. ... Iconic performers Vika Bull and Debra Byrne, along with The Brill Band, reimagine the songs of the most successful and...

11-13 August

Pink Floyd's iconic album, presented live on stage.Released as a double album on 30 November 1979, THE WALL was the 11th studio album by Pink Floyd. It was also adapted into a 1982 feature film.​Originally presented as a concept album, exploring themes of abandonment and personal isolation, the lead character, Pink, deals with the loss of his fat...

15 August

“We’re Going On A Bear Hunt. We’re going to catch a big one,” chant hundreds of pre-schoolers in this impishly cute adaptation of Michael Rosen’s award-winning children’s picture book, with illustrations by Helen Oxenbury.From Australia’s leading producer of high quality musical entertainment for kids and f...

15 August

The St Margaret's Open Morning is the ideal opportunity to experience the St Margaret's difference. Prospective families and students will hear from the Principal and have the chance to chat with senior staff, as well as tour the school with current students and see learning in action. ... For the morning's format and to register your attendance vi...

20 August

Saturday Night Fever 40th Anniversary TourIt’s hard to believe that it has been 40 years since The Bee Gees redefined pop music and culture forever with the phenomenal success of The Saturday Night Fever album, the most successful soundtrack of all time. The Australian Bee Gees Show are digging out their flares and dusting off their platform...

21 August

RSPCA Cupcake Day is a piece of cake! It’s all about gathering your friends, family and work mates together, enjoying some delicious treats and, most importantly, collecting donations to help the RSPCA ‘bake’ a difference to animals in need.   Join us on Monday 21 August (the official date of Cupcake Day) or any day in August...

25 August

Canadian-born international performer and producer Dail Platz - along with Steve Taylor and award-winning Australian songwriter and entertainer Brent Lillie – has re-created the magic that is THE HIGHWAYMEN. Backed by the Silver Stallion Band, featuring pedal steel guitar, acoustic and electric guitars, drums, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and harm...

25 August

Spring Business Spectacular Inaugural Event is like no other in Brisbane. It is the event that every business owner or entrepreneur must attend. If you go to any event this year - it should be this one. ... This event will bring together leading thinkers and doers to share ideas that matter on a variety of topics - business and personal d...

27 August

Bridge to Brisbane Day is back and bigger and better than ever for its 21st year! For the second time, participants will pound over three of Brisbane's bridges including the iconic Story Bridge. After the race, catch your breath in our Finish Village in South Bank and re-fuel at one of the many Brisbane retailers offering special race-day deals kno...

September Events

9-10 September

Pregnancy Services and Organisations ... Everything from midwives, obstetricians and doulas, lactation consultants, to baby wearing consultants, toileting experts, parenting support and more, you will have access to all the pregnancy and parenting organisations from across the Gold Coast. ... Products and Businesses ... Expect to see a huge variety...

17 September

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...

22-24 September

The Cleveland Caravan, Camping, Boating and 4x4 Expo will showcase some of Queensland and Australia’s best, caravan, motorhome, camper trailer, boating, fishing, 4×4 and vehicle dealers, all in the one location, allowing visitors to shop and compare products and services easily. ...   ... The 2017 event will also showcase dozens of...

22 September

Join us at The Pyjama Foundation's Cat in The Hat Cocktail Party for a night of fun and frivolity as we raise much-needed funds for kids in Foster Care!Hosted at The Terrace, at State Library of Queensland, the cocktail party will include live entertainment, enviable prizes and delicious food!This event plays ode to renowned children's author, Dr S...

30 September

Join us on the Brisbane River this September for Riverfire 2017 and experience the amazing sights of Brisbane! As the skies come alive with vibrant colour and fire, indulge in a stylish night out with delicious canapés & finger food and live music on board Kookaburra Showboat Cruise’s 2017 Riverfire Cruise. ... Riverfire Dining Opt...

October Events

1-31 October

Throughout the month of October, golf clubs and facilities across the country will throw open their doors and welcome people to take part in a Golf Month activity. ... Golf Month is a nationwide celebration of golf. So whether you’re new to the game, returning from a break or playing occasionally, there’s something for everyone. ... A r...

6-15 October

Oktoberfest Brisbane is proudly Australia’s largest German Festival and one of Brisbane’s major events! Join us over the weekends of 6-8 & 13-15 of Oktober, as we celebrate all things German. ... Bring your family and friends to the Brisbane Showgrounds and experience the atmosphere and spectacle that is Oktoberfest Brisbane. See th...

7 October

STAND FAST 40 YEARS ON THE FRONTLINE. Sea Shepherd’s 40th Anniversary is a celebration for supporters, our boat crew and onshore volunteers past and present, along with ocean lovers. Join Sea Shepherd Brisbane for our Stand Fast Festival in support of Sea Shepherd’s 40th Anniversary, which returns to Australia this September and October...

8 October

The 2017 Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run will be held on Sunday 8 October. Take on the bitumen to bush, all-terrain scenic challenge from Griffith University Nathan Campus and throughout the Toohey Forest. This year we will again be hosting a 5km, 10km and 21.1km Half Marathon, providing options for all levels of fitness and a fun day out.

15 October

Brisbane's funnest Obstacle Course Event!  ... Join us for YMCA Rat Race - an exciting cheeesy obstacle course including an 8km scamper, fun ratty obstacles and wine and cheese festival at the end!

November Events

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.

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...

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...

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...

December Events

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...