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Brisbane Event Calendar

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...

April Events

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...

November Events

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...

2018 Events

February Events

4 February

On Sunday 4 February 2018, pet rescue organisations will pay a visit to PETstock stores across Brisbane with homeless animals to help them find families that will love them forever. ... The initiative, led by PETstock’s charity foundation PETstock Assist, in partnership with not-for-profit animal rescue organisation PetRescue, aims to raise a...

7 February

Join Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo on Wednesday Feb. 7 at 7pm for the red carpet screening. Beverage on arrival. ... Mrs Grey will see you now. ... Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian & Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But, just as she steps into her role as Mrs G...

7-24 February
Occurs every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Aspire Gallery's favourite small pieces competition is back for another year! Join us from 7 - 24 February 2018 to see what artists across Queensland (and even interstate) have to offer! With an open medium, open theme and open skill call-out, artists are only restricted to the size of their painting - at just 40 x 40 cm. Each artist will...

8 February

RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists. We focus on spotlighting indie underground talent to the public. Every second month in Brisbane we hand-select and showcase 40+ artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, performing art, hair and make up for a one night creative explosion!

10 February

What better way to say ‘I love you’ than to say ‘I do’ all over again? ... You are invited to renew your wedding vows and join in a celebration of love at Seasons Mango Hill’s Valentine Afternoon.   ... A registered celebrant will conduct the ceremonies, while a string quartet provides romantic ambience. A profess...

10 February - 3 March

LA BOITE AND PLAYLAB PREMIERE KILLER NEW COMEDY BY KATHRYN MARQUET ...   ... Acclaimed actor-turned-playwright Kathryn Marquet (Pale Blue Dot) makes her highly anticipated return to La Boite next month with a biting new dark comedy, The Dead Devils of Cockle Creek. ...   ... Set against the unforgiving backdrop of the Tasmanian wilds, Dea...

10 February

'Ashy and Friends' kids EDU-TAINMENT is coming! ... Parents, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, Guardians, and Carers, listen up! ... Are you searching for a new and fun event for your kids, that will not only encourage, but educate them to make healthier choices through song and movement? ... We have you covered! ... Introducing the must-see children&rs...

13-17 February

The Blokes Project is a new dance work performed on a shipping container. Generated through research with family and community elders in their truck yards, sheds and vehicles, Blokes investigates the embodied myths, truths and stereotypes of how to be Australian. Exploring seemingly inherited cultural narratives of manhood, how do these models of b...

14 February

Join Dendy Cinemas this Valentines Day for a preview screening of Black Panther. ... Long live the king! ... T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the new ruler of the advanced kindom of Wakanda, must defend his land from being torn apart by enemies from outside and inside the country. 

14 February

Join Dendy Cinemas this Valentines Day for a preview screening of Lady Bird. ... Fly away home. ... Marion Macpherson, a Californis nurse, works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after her husband loses his job. She also maintains a turbulent bond with a teenage daughter who is just like her--loving, strong-willed and deeply opinionated. 

14 February

Join Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo on Wednesday, Feb 14 at 10:30 for the preview screening of Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool. ... Morning Tea will be offered before the screening. ... "Bloody heartbreakers, the lot of you". ... Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame finds romance and happiness with a younger man, but her life changes forever when she is dia...

15-17 February

Bringing audiences up close and personal as part of the Supercell Dance Festival program, ten different workshops, classes and conversations over three days will be offered for both the professional dancer and lounge room dance party pro. ...   ... Please visit the Supercell website (supercelldancefestival.com) for further details.

15 February

Truth | Dare is a chaotic attempt at telling the truth by two people who are locked in a desperate and risky game of salvation. Ruthless, impulsive and absurd, the two protagonists summon the courage to tell the truth or take the dare as they search for a reason to live. ...   ... Truth | Dare is a reaction to the topical issues of ageing and...

16-18 February

This massive event is back again in 2018 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 a wide variety of local and national companies displaying the ve...

16 February

@_WHY is a satirical look at what it is to be a woman in the 21st Century - living in a world ruled by Instagram gods where cosmetic surgery is sold like confectionery and consumerism is so rampant that we ourselves have become commodities.  ...   ... The show shifts the “modern woman” into the realm of the absurd to question...

16 February

Everything Remains is a choreography for a tired body. A reflection on weakness, Everything Remains investigates the potential of the body in fatigue and constraint. What do we do when these conditions dominate? Is a tired body a more interesting body?  ...   ... Disclaimer: “Everything Remains” is a solo work w...

17 February

Join us at Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo for an exclusive screening of Meal Tickets on Feb 17 at 7pm. ... A band of best friends, a roadie that wanted to be a rockstar, a documentary 10 years in the making. ... Director Mat De Koning captures the rollercoaster journey of a young Perth band, The Screwtop Detonators, their manager Dave Kavanagh (an ex-ment...

17 February

Culminating at the intersection of dance and theatre, the work explores technology-dependent long distance relationships, coupled with a meta narrative of online collaboration.  ...   ... Through a cross-disciplinary exploration of distance, communication, (dis)connection and relationships, Farthest Distance breaks down traditio...

17 February

Supercell and Culturelink present Forecast: an evening of hot and humid performances, showcasing contemporary dance from Singapore and Queensland. Featuring signature companies and renowned artists we look at the big topics, take the temperature of current cultural zeitgeists and reflect on how our unique position in the Asia Pacific is a lense in...

18 February

Extracting contemporary gestural motif from Aboriginal archetypes, [Mis]Conceive’s hip-hop, physical percussion and rhythmic cultural pattern is expressive and immediate.  ...   ... Through the assertion of a continuous Aboriginal dance canon, the aesthetic rejects, reveals and re-educates modern (mis)understandings of Indigeneity,...

22-24 February

Come on down to King George Square from Feb 22nd-24th and have a crack at one of our most loved obstacles Funky Monkey The Revolution for free!Test your strength and stamina against your work mates, friends and family, as you swing up and over these giant monkey bars.The obstacle is set up over a bag, so you wont get wet or dirty, but you will defi...

23 February

Incandescent vocals…guitar brilliance…rare language…songs of hope…and a whole lot of heart… Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse are one of those rare acts which connect and capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences through the power and pure emotion of song. They bring a fresh, modern take on ancient traditions;...

25 February

Join Dendy Cinema Coorparoo on Sunday 25 Feb, at 3:30 pm with a 4:00 pm film start. Includes a glass of sparkling on arrival, a pot of tea per person and a mix of sweet and savoury delights. ... Sometimes you need a push in the right direction. ... When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband of forty years is...

26 February

Join us at Dendy Cinema Coorparoo on Monday 26th February at 6:30pm for the Retro Screening of Purple Rain. Special Purple Rain cocktail on arrival. ... Before he created magic. He lived every bit of it. ... A victim of his own anger, the Kid (Prince)is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, The Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home lif...

March Events

1-31 March

COULD YOU DRINK JUST WATER? ... One in nine people worldwide don’t have close access to clean water. You can help change this by committing to make water your only beverage for a whole month.  ... For the past 14 years, WaterAid Australia has been working with local community partners, governments and other institutions to set up practic...

1 March

Remember the most epic nights out where when the house party turned extra-large?! Well, buckle up because Little Big House is going Outdoors with a FREE Young Franco concert. ... Brisbane producer/DJ Young Franco is in seriously hot right now playing all over the World and at events like Lost Paradise, Hot Dub Wine Machine and Splendour in the Gras...

2 March

You can recalculate and quickly bounce back and redirect your efforts. Find out how from Karen Jacobsen, the original Australian Voice of Siri who will be officially launching the 'Broken to Brilliant' audiobook on Friday 2nd March 2018, 6 pm.  ... Karen, originally from Mackay and now based in New York City, is known as The GPS Girl...

3 March

Set in Sweden at the turn of the last century, A Little Night Music interweaves a tangled web of former and current lovers.  When the famed (and fading) actress, Desirée Armfeldt, spots her old flame Fredrik Egerman in the audience of her most recent production, the estranged lovers' passion rekindles, striking a flurry of jealousy...

4 March

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...

7 March

Learn the ins and outs of WordPress. ... This course will teach you how to manage, modify and update your very own website. We will run you through Posts, Pages, Widgets, Plugins, Settings and much more! You will acquire the knowledge you need to manage a website that your visitors will love and your competitors will envy. ... You will learn how to...

8 March

Join us on International Women’s Day for a lively discussion. Hear about the challenges, accomplishments and what role organisations versus individuals play in achieving gender parity. Hosted by UQ's Queensland Brain Institute, Faculty of Medicine and the School of Biomedical Sciences. RSVP essential.

10 March

Turning back the pages of time, ‘Memories and Melodies – Celebrating Our Pioneers’ takes the audience on a nostalgic journey through verse, song and pictures. Featuring historian/singer/songwriter Mark Cryle and his band. Headlining act is multi award winning Celtic band, Murphy's Pigs.

10 March

Learn why St Margaret’s is known as a local school with a global outlook at the annual St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School Open Day on Saturday 10 March from 9:30am to 12:30pm. The school is committed to providing the right opportunities and environment for students to be globally ready, while still providing the nurturing environm...

11 March

Join the Cycle of Giving – Ride for Organ Transplant Research, Sunday 11 March Take on your first challenge for 2018, Sunday March 11, at Queensland’s premier cycling event to raise money for organ transplant research – The Cycle of Giving! With 3 new routes starting and finishing at James Drysdale Reserve, Bunya there is somet...

17-25 March

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT NOW CHANGE, is a hilarious musical, celebrating the mating game, taking on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as 'the relationship.' Exploring the journey from dating and waiting, to love and marriage and revealing the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car an...

19-23 March

In some of the world’s poorest communities, it’s normal for women and children to walk for hours just to collect water. In fact, 263 million people worldwide spend over 30 minutes per round trip to collect water from a safe source. This is a problem that primarily affects women and girls, who are responsible for water collection in eigh...

23-25 March

Masterfully combining physical comedy, characters, and original music, The Travelling Sisters are ‘insane geniuses of sketch comedy’ (***** Great Scott). ... This infectious trio conjure up characters and twists you won’t see coming. It’s a theme park ride for the soul. ... This acclaimed trio, who began their careers i...

23 March

Join Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo on Friday, March 23 for an exclusive Q&A screening of KANGAROO, with directors, Kate McIntyre Clere and Michael McIntyre. Red Carpet Arrival from 6:30pm with a 7:00pm screening of KANGAROO.A Love-Hate StoryThis groundbreaking film reveals the truth surrounding Australia’s love-hate relationship with its b...

25 March

An Extravaganza of Aussie Reptiles!The inaugural RepX - Brisbane Reptile Expo has been announced at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds on Sunday 25th March 2018 from 10am to 5pm. Tickets at the gate:Adults - $15Children 15yrs & under - $8Family (2 Adults 2 Children) - $38Concession/Student - $13■■■■ BUY...

30-31 March

North Brisbane Easter Festival will be happening on the 30th and 31st of March  at Wests Mitchelton RLFC, from 10am-7pm both days. The event will be free entry and family friendly, with jumping castles, an inflatable soccer field, a petting zoo, a graffiti wall, face painting, balloon animals, food vendors, crafts, games, competitions, prizes...

May Events

20 May

The Japanese Brazilian Bossa Nova Singer Lisa Ono is scheduled to hold the first Australia tour to celebrate the 30thdebut anniversary. Don’t miss the amazing concert coming up in 2018! One night only! ... Lisa Ono began singing and playing the guitar at age 15, debuting as a professional Bossa Nova singer in 1989. Her natural voice, rhythmic...

25-26 May

The MAYO Arts Festival is a vibrant and inspiring two day arts spectacular. The 2018 event will be held on Friday 25 May and Saturday 26 May at St Margaret's Anglican Girls School in Ascot. ... Named in honour of one of Australia's finest sculptors, Daphne Mayo, the festival showcases emerging local and national artists with a focus on exhibiting t...

27 May

Queensland Herb Society Inc. presents ... Herb Awareness… Sunday 27th May 2018 ... For everyone who wants to learn more about growing and using herbs. ... This year we are featuring a Medieval theme! Discover the importance of herbs in this historic time and join us for a fascinating day of herbal discovery. In addition to the usual huge arr...

June Events

17 June

The 2017 Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run will be held on Sunday 18 June. Whether you're a walker or a runner, the Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run in Meadowbrook, Queensland is a community sporting event that has something for everyone. In 2018 the Logan Fun Run will offer three different courses, including a 1km Junior Dash, 5km and 10km courses ven...

July Events

6-8 July

Calling all Brisbanites, Queenslanders, Francophiles, and lovers of France! Do not miss the biggest French event of the year, right here in South Bank, Brisbane: Le Festival! Dress up in anything blue, red or white and join us from the 6th to the 8th of July 2018, for a weekend of French frivolities like no other.  ... Enjoy a selection...

29 July

Climb your way up, down and around the bays of the iconic Gabba in this 5,000-stair challenge. There will be rest stops (pick a seat!), drink stations and music playing to keep you focused and pumped. Get ready Brisbane! ... Stadium Stomp returns to the Gabba on Sunday 29 July. ... In 2018, there are course options for everyone – full course...

September Events

14-16 September

#SaveTheWorld - Join us 14th, 15th and 16th September 2018 at the Brisbane RNA Showgrounds. ♻️ Meet Eco businesses, big and small. Find new ideas, the latest products/services, expo sales and all you need to learn about living a sustainable life.🌻 Join free workshops in each sector👨‍👧‍👧 Family friendly (jumping cas...

21-23 September

DATES: 21st - 23rd September 2018 TIMES: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 4pm LOCATION: Norm Price Park, Redland Showgrounds | Long Street, Cleveland QLD 4163 ENTRY: Adults $12, Seniors Card $10 and children 16 and under are free with an adult. Free return passes available, just ask as you leave! EVENT WEBSITE: www.clevelandexpo.com.au ... The C...

October Events

7 October

The Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run is a bitumen to bush, all-terrain scenic challenge from Griffith University Nathan Campus and throughout the Toohey Forest. With a difference for all interest levels take on the challenge of the 5km, 10km or 21.1km Half Marathon. ...