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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...

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...

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...

September Events

2 September

1000’s NEW and PRE-LOVED books FOR SALE across all genres, children's puzzles, board games, DVDs, educational toys, gifts and box sets, there is something for everyone. Get in early to grab all the best books! ... Lots of Rides, Side Show Alley, Cake Stall, Market Stalls, Free Kids' Craft, Face Painting, Yummy Food and Coffee Van. ... The Goo...

3 September

Forget breakfast in bed this Father’s Day. Treat your Dad to the best breakfast on the Brisbane River with our ultimate Father’s Day cruise. ... You can’t beat bacon, eggs and all the best breaky trimmings served on board Brisbane’s most iconic floating restaurant. Our breakfast buffet cruise departs from Eagle Street Pier a...

3 September

Gayatri, Anah Kelly, Angela and Murari are all long term practitioners of kirtan and through the regular practic of kirtan have come to understand their identity as spirit souls, part and parcel of the Supreme Soul,therefore Soul Sistas are sisters in the truest sense of the word. ... With their beautiful four part harmonies and simple, melodious t...

6-9 September
Occurs every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

For one week only, we are proud to be hosting the 'No Rules' Pop Up Exhibition! From 6 - 9th September, join us to see an array of work on show. With absolutely no rules (as the name suggets), artists were welcome to exhibit work of any medium, theme and size. No restrictions also meant that artists could use this oportunity for a wide variety o...

8-10 September

At the World of Craft Event you will discover an extravaganza of all your favourite craft shows under one huge roof. Incorporating the long standing and very popular Paper Craft Festival, Mad Quilters Gathering & Gem and Bead Show. Together with exhibits of Textiles, Fabric, Yarn, Dolls & Bears, and an array of Arts, Crafts & Hobbies. ....

8 September

... 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 power...

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...

10 September

Brisbane’s largest bi-annual sustainability event will be hosted at Carindale on Sunday 10 September 2017, with an exciting line-up including sustainability workshops, green living ideas, eco-gardening, delicious food, and entertainment. The fair welcomes more than 100 of Brisbane’s leading sustainability organisations, community groups...

10 September

Brisbane’s biggest billycart championships are held on a grass track and kids of all ages (including adults) from all over Brisbane are invited to make and rac...e their own billycart. What is a Billycart? A Billycart is a motor-less vehicle capable of holding a driver (usually a child) built for the purpose of racing or recreation. Propelled...

13 September

Wednesday 13 September will be the day the Moreton Bay Region’s Teddy Bears’ have their picnic. ... Pack your favourite teddy bear and get ready for a morning of family fun at the Pine Rivers Teddy Bears’ Picnic. ... Running 9.00am to 12.00noon at Pine Rivers Park there will be plenty of live entertainment, music, and activities f...

14 September

To celebrate the release of his latest album ‘ARIA Number 1 Hits in Symphony’ with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Callea joins us at Hyperdome for an exclusive performance and signing event!Anthony will perform a few of his favourite songs from 6pm and then fans will have the opportunity to meet Anthony to have their CDs sign...

15-26 September

WATER STORIES: THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS IN IMAGES  ... Coming to Brisbane for the first time is an international exhibition of images from 31-year-old US photographic artist Mustafah Abdulaziz, titled Water Stories. Since 2011 he has captured the stories of the people and the land from four continents showing the global water crisis through bea...

15 September

Aria nominated classical quintet ‘Topology' are renowned for their prolific multi-disciplinary collaborations and in a classy new partnership have teamed up with ensemble-in-residence at the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Voices to tour ‘The Singing Politician’, a powerful performance piece that marries iconic Prime...

15 September

Do you hold tension and stress in your body?Feeling a little stiff from sitting for too long?General tightness from exercising?Are you a runner or cyclist with lower body tightness?​Join us for Part 2 of our Myofasical Deep Stretch (Yin Yoga) Workshops to target the tightness that lives in your hips and hamstrings!Myofascia, pronounced...

15-16 September

Oktoberfest Brisbane is Australia’s most authentic German Festival, promoting the best of Germany, including its beer and, importantly, a healthy beer drinking culture. This invitation-only Bavarian Brewing Competition seeks to further this mission by encouraging brewers to brew authentic, traditional beers in strict accordance with the tradi...

16 September

Join Papa Smurf, Smurfette & Clumsy Smurf for our exclusive Kids Club Breakfast on Saturday 16 September in The Food Court. ... Dress in your favourite blue, Smurfy outfits, get your face painted and have our balloon artists twist a special creation just for you! ... You will also receive a FREE gift upon arrival! ...   ... Date: Satu...

16 September

Sizzling barbecue, a smoking bonfire run by the Wamuran Rural Fire Service and plenty of live music will be on the menu at Wamuran Sports Complex on Saturday 16 September 2017. ... BBQ and Bonfire will serve up plenty of free entertainment with face painting, a jumping castle, arts & crafts and outdoor games including ring toss and egg and spoo...

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...

17 September

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, all current and former nursing and midwifery staff are invited to join us for a High Tea Garden Party on Sunday 17 September.  ... This special afternoon tea will be held in the forecourt of the RBWH Education Centre from 1pm until 5pm.

19 September

Trying something you've never done before can be intimidating! That's why at Stretch we aim to make your first step into yoga as easy and fun as possible. Our Beginners Yoga 6 Week Course is the perfect introduction to the world of yoga, and our teachers take each class step by step to ensure you feel confident in many of the most co...

21 September

The 2017 Hand Heart Pocket Gala Evening will take place on World Alzheimer’s Day, Thursday 21 September, showcasing world-class opera stars and musicians, at Brisbane’s Customs House.This is a night not to be missed with all funds raised supporting research into the fight against dementia and Alzheimer’s.Show y...

21 September

The Stretch Yoga Brisbane 6 Week Prenatal Yoga Course is suitable for pregnant women past their first trimester. No previous yoga experience is required. Designed to help alleviate some of the most common aches and pains associated with your changing body throughout pregnancy, as well as helping to prepare the body for birth and postpartum recovery...

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...

23 September

Come along and enjoy a unique opportunity to shop and browse amongst over 20 stalls of unique, handmade and locally crafted items. This special event welcomes families and friends to gather and celebrate our wonderful community. With Food trucks, a variety of entertainment and a wonderful fireworks display over the lake, be sure to mark y...

28 September - 1 October

Exhibition at TAFE Queensland- A showcase of six pairs of new couture shoes. The shoes will be unveiled on the night at the cocktail party. ... Business luncheon at the Sofitel Hotel- in Brisbane’s CBD. Guests will have the opportunity to bid in the silent auction for Jimmy Choo art works. The proceeds of the auction will go to supp...

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...

30 September

Catch all the Riverfire action from one of the best vantage points in town! Overlooking the Brisbane river with a stunning view of the Story Bridge, join us this Riverfire night for the best in food, drinks & fireworks. ... We'll be putting on a delcious 3 course set menu featuring all the favourites - pork ribs, eye fillet, creme brulee a...

30 September

Do you have a love-hate relationship with pigeon pose?Do you want to get into deeper hip opening poses, but just feel stuck?Is your lower back stiff or in pain? Do you dream about getting into a lotus or an arm-balance that requires open hips? ​In this workshop we’ll work on liberating our outer hips/external rotators to help you...

30 September - 2 October

Queensland's premier LEGO® Fan Event is returning to the Chandler Arena on 30 September – 2 October 2017. The BrisBricks bi-annual expo has over the years welcomed thousands of patrons to be amazed and excited by the visually stunning exhibits and this year is set to be better than ever.   ... BrisBricks’ talented team of build...

30 September

An alternative rock and goth music video night. ... aunter down to the New Globe Theatre for a fun night reminiscing with alternative hits from the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. Gawk at and lament some of the dubious 90s and 2000s fashion choices even if you secretly miss the butterfly hairclips and wallet chains... ... Entry is only $10. ... Ticket p...

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...

4 October

You're invited to attend #SheBrisbane's PowerUp Your Influence -Women's Networking Event with special guest Deanna Lane from FastLane Consulting Group.Are you lacking ambition and influence? Are you seeking to harness that drive and create a positive impact? Deanna Lane presents this workshop to help you in your quest for clarity, in realising...

4 October

A music business forum for students, musicians and entertainment businesses. ... Keynotes from young, successful music industry professionals. ... Live music from 4.00pm, followed by talks 5.00pm-8.30pm. ... Networking pizza provided during the event. ... Free. All welcome. Please RSVP by Monday 2 October. ... (Building Z9, Rm 540)

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...

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. ...

6 October

This interactive murder mystery dinner is brought to you by InsideOutside Theatre and Nu Orleans Restaurant. It is an interactive performance over 3 courses. Set in London in 1976 at the home of Demon Records, various musos compete to become the face of the Royal Variety Performance under the competitive mentoring of record label owners Devlin Side...

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...

7 October

Pregnancy is a time of many changes with strong physical and emotional shifts that can leave you feeling as if you are riding a rollercoaster. Restorative yoga is a beautiful and gentle practice, which allows your mind and body to completely rest, giving you a feeling of deep relaxation. It also gives you the time to listen to your baby and to help...

7 October

Come along and enjoy an opportunity to shop and browse amongst stalls of handmade and locally crafted items. ... This special event welcomes families and friends to gather and celebrate our wonderful community! ... A bus will be running from the local carpark in Benabrow Avenue as parking is limited in Melrose Avenue. ... With lots of food, a vari...

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.

8 October

We would love you to join us on Sunday 8 October to celebrate the official launch of Expansion Church. ... It will be a fantastic morning for the whole family with a jumping castle for the kids and free sausage sizzle. And it won't be the same without you! ... Our heart is for this city, and that is why we are starting a fresh, dynamic, church that...

9 October

 The aim of the talk is to introduce you to the process of how change really occurs. It is for people who have spent years trying to change others with little success. It's for people whose best efforts at fixing their life aren't working. It's for people who at some level need to change but are reluctant to do so. ... This introduction w...

11-18 October

Treat yourself to a 'sushi and champagne social' at Sono Japanese Restaurant with a hands-on sushi making class accompanied by champagne and lunch. ... Enjoy a glass of Louis Roederer champagne upon arrival and with your lunch. Learn how to make three kinds of Sono sushi with with hands-on teaching from Sono's specialist sushi chef. You can then en...

14 October

Anyone who suffers from anxiety and stress knows how debilitating it can be. Managing anxiety can be a constant silent challenger. It can create feelings of limited control, low self esteem, frustration, panic, fear and defeat. Whether you’re feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or conflicted, this simple, easeful 2 hour workshop will take...

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!

18 October

Join us for a glamorous evening with over 1500 new and pre-loved designer clothes, shoes, bags and accessories for sale at outlet prices. Sip on a glass of bubbles, get styling tips from some of Brisbane's top fashionistas and enjoy fashion parades showcasing some of the stunning outfits available for purchase. Every outfit you buy helps us support...

20 October

On Friday evening, 20October, thousands of people will join the fight against MS and walk in the 19th annual MS Moonlight Walk. ... This leisurely 5km or 10km walk is a fun way to share a Friday night with friends, loved ones, work colleagues, students, community groups and is a family favourite. Walkers come dressed in an array of costumes and the...

21 October

In 2017, Brisbane audiences will be treated to a good old highland fling when the international smash hit spectacular Scotland the Brave returns to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre stage for two shows on October 21st. ... Commencing a national tour in March, this sensational production has toured to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth throug...

21 October

In the spirit of generosity and friendship we invite you to experience the wonderful benefits of a yoga lifestyle at our beautiful centre conveniently located in West End.This exciting open day begins at 8.30am with a nice gentle easy yoga asana class for a lovely warm up and all over stretch followed by a general asana class. The ge...

21 October

The Caulfield Cup Carnival’s flagship event, the Group 1 Caulfield Cup, is the world’s richest turf handicap over 2400 metres and attracts a truly global field every year. Join the Wynnum Manly Seagulls for a fun afternoon of entertainment, glamour and ofcourse betting as we lap up the Spring Racing Carnival.

22 October

Hawaiian themed tropical day of crazy ukulele fun! ... Bulimba Golf Club is hosting this jam-packed program in support of The Pyjama Founction.  ... Visit the website for full details of artists performing. ... Jumping Castle, Hula Dancers, Hula Hoops, Music, Kids Craft, Uke Workshops, One Minute Uke Shred Competition. ... Win prizes for best...

28 October

Join Miriam Van Doorn, one of Stretch’s prenatal yoga instructors, for a fun Prenatal Partner Yoga Workshop. Yoga is a wonderful way for pregnant mamas and partners, alike, to prepare the body, mind, and spirit for the challenges and transitions of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood.Mamas and partners will flow together in a Simple Stretch...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 $...

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...

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...

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...

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...