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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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2011 Events

March Events

31 March - 22 April

The Queensland University of Technology's Independent Music Project (IMP) is calling for applications for the 100 Songs project. In conjunction with Sounds Like Brisbane, Triple J, 4ZZZ, MGM, EMI Music Australia, QMusic and Arts QLD, the IMP is looking for around 50 of Brisbane's best independent bands and songwriters to attempt a world first: reco...

April Events

3 April

Butter Beats presents the annual Brisbane $2 record fair. ... 15000 records, books and CDs, all for $2 each.

6 April

The game interface - what exactly is it? Is it the user interface (UI)? Is it the control system? ... We are seeing some really interesting new UI/control systems in the wake of Nintendo's Wii, Microsoft's Kinect and Sony's Move. Some forms of game play are dumping the controller and UI altogether in favour of using the real world, others are pl...

8 April - 19 June

  ... The 1940s: Challenge and Change is an exhibition exploring what life was like during the 1940s in Australia and locally. It looks at the challenges and changes people faced that impacted on their home life, fashion and entertainment. ...

9 April

Hey roller derby fans, it's the news you've been waiting for - Northern Brisbane Rollers first bout of 2011! ... Our season kicks-off on 9 April with a bout between 2010 champs the Diner Might Dolls and brand spanking new team the Untouchabelles. ... That’s right, our new third team! ... This gangster-themed team, decked out in green and bla...

15-17 April

PRESS RELEASEFlood 11 Silent Auction Art Show ... Celebrating the time Brisbane became a community  ... Love, loyalty and friendship built this Art Show.  People automatically donated their time, products and services at the instant they heard about it.  Over 100 items have been donated to the value of over $40 000 and have been uplo...

15 April

Its time to pump the hardstyle, hardcore, hardtechno and hard trance and dance until late night. So, get ready for the Funnnnnnn !! ... DJ: Pharoh ... Date, Time & Location: Friday, April 15th 2011 from 6:30pm - 10pm @ Camira Springfield Community Centre, Springfield, Qld 4300 ... Tickets: Can be bought @ the door for $10 per person ... Age...

17 April

The Gold Coast SUNS take on the Demon's this weekend at the Gabba.

18 April - 2 May

Feeding the addiction of self-confessed chocolate-lovers this Easter is Bistro Allure’s Easter Chocolate Buffet - an event not to be missed. ... Enjoy a sensational selection of mouth-watering cakes, gateaux, slices, tarts, cheesecakes, puddings, bite-sized dipping treats and deliciously delectable chocolate delights from 18 April to 2 May...

21-22 April

The highlight of the festival is Good Friday's start to the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race at 12:00pm, from Moreton Bay, just off shore of the Shorncliffe Pier. However around this feature event are a myriad of must-do activities making up the Bluewater Festival. ... In the lead-up to the highlights on Thursday and Friday, patrons can enjoy a var...

21 April

Its time to Hang Bang on the beats of DJ Sidewayz for "Its Thursday" on 21st April from 7pm to late @ The Mustang Bar, Fortitiude Valley !! ...   ... Tickets available at door for $10 per person !! ... Strictly over 18 years !! ... Drinks would be charged at happy hour rates.. So, drink dance dine and get drunk till you drop !!

28 April - 7 May
Occurs every week on Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Over 15 of this country’s finest dancers, including EDC’s own, will gather in Brisbane to take part in a groundbreaking event:  SOLO – Festival of Dance. Described as ‘one of the bravest productions EDC has ever staged’, SOLO will see each fearless dancer take to the stage to perform a stunning solo -stripped bac...

29 April - 21 May
Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

The second installment of the Eclectica exhibition series features a colourful and graphic mélange of works by contemporary Australian artists including Minnie Pwerle, Priscilla Ganangarrpul Dhamarandji, Louise Mallarvie, Kudditji Kngwarreye, Kuwayi Nampitjinpa. ... The Eclectica series invites Gallery friends and local collectors to assist...

May Events

1 May

Come as you are and join in the fun with fellow laughers from all over Brisbane for this one hour of fun, playfulness and laughs. ... Where:   Manly's Bayside Park,              Cnr.  The Esplanade and Trafalgar Street, Manly ... When:    12.00pm  Su...

7 May

The much anticipated game is almost here, the QClash between Gold Coast Suns and Brisbane Lions. The game is on Saturday the 7th of May at the Gabba starting at 7:10pm. ... Make sure you don't miss out on this game. ... for more information visit our site www.goldcoastfc.com.au

11 May

A number of Australian museums, including the Queensland Museum, hold Japanese skeletal remains from World War II. Join Jeff Hopkins-Wiese and Michael Westaway from the Queensland Museum as they discuss the implications of holding these remains in museum collections. Free, morning tea provided. Bookings are essential for catering purposes - please...

13 May - 27 July

Are you creative enough to make a doll out of a peg? In the past when toys and games were expensive, kids took clothes pegs from the washing line and turned them into dolls with hair, clothes and drawn-on faces. ... The Pine Rivers Heritage Museum is celebrating this fun tradition with a Peg Doll Competition and Exhibition. Pick up your peg an...

21 May

Enjoy your own personalised life and finance makeover for young women (18-40)! ... Saturday 21st May or Sunday 22nd May ...   ... All for less than the price of a good pair of shoes or a night out. $90 with promo code girl_network at www.10thousandgirl.eventbrite.com ...   ... ... ... What’s involved ... ...... ...   ... &middo...

27 May - 25 June
Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

‘Re-reflections’ comprises a suite of 16 new paintings by well-known Queensland artist and teacher, David Paulson, incorporating smaller scale works of a still life genre.  The ‘act of seeing’, rather than the creation of meaning, continues to be a central ideology in Paulson’s work. ... While abstracted landscape...

28 May

Stylin’ UP is an Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander hip hop and R’n’B music and dance skills development, workshop and event program. The Festival is developed with and for young people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds in Brisbane’s South West communities. ... Over the past 10 years Stylin’ UP ha...

June Events

3-13 June

Cooly Rocks On – The Gold Coast/Tweed Nostalgia festival! ... Cooly Rocks On is Australia’s best and newest Rock ‘n’ Rock festival where the culture of the ‘Happy Days’ comes alive from the 3rd – 13th June 2011 in the Coolangatta/Tweed Heads region of the Southern Gold Coast. Come along and partake in the f...

5 June

The 5th of June sees the return of the inaugaral Racecourse Road Carnival, situated from the Eagle Farm Markets right down to Beatrice Terrace.  ... The Racecourse Road carnival will have something for everyone, with attractions such as: ... Roving entertainment ... Childrens area and activities ... Shopping ... Food and Drink ... Stage entert...

8 June

Dr Jon Prangnell, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Queensland, will speak about the salvage excavation of the Burnett River township of Paradise. ... Free, morning tea included. Bookings are essential for catering purposes - please phone (07) 3285 7213 or email museum.pinerivers@moretonbay.qld.gov.au ... The Heritage Talks are he...

9 June

“The Australian Society for Medical Research presents ‘Disasters and Diseases: a public forum’ on June 9th at the London Club, 38 Vernon Terrace Teneriffe. Come and get the real facts from the experts! Doors open at 6.30pm, food is provided. There will also be a lucky door and trivia prize. The panel of leading experts includes Pr...

10-13 June

... For those looking for something different to entertain the family during the next long weekend, Willowbank Raceway’s Castrol EDGE Winternationals could be just the ticket. With children 13 and under gaining free admission, an alcohol-free (in general admission areas) policy, kids rides, roving entertainment, fireworks, free access to p...

11 June

Collingwood Park State School is celebrating its 25th Anniversary Reunion on the 11th of June 2011 with a full day of interactive & photographic, displays, a community concert, carnival rides, time capsule memorabilia and fireworks. Memorabilia is available for purchase as is food and drinks.  Tickets for rides can be purchased on the day...

23 June

QLD Youngbloods will be presenting the advertising industry's top picks for the coveted Cannes Lions Awards on Thursday, June 23 at Limes Rooftop Bar. ... The screening, judging and debates will kick off at 6:30pm with some of the industry's best sheding light on who will win at Cannes. ... Tickets are $15 and include a free drink on arrival and ca...

24 June - 28 August

Test your skills at solving puzzles, while learning about the history of puzzles.  Puzzles is a fun hands-on exhibition for all ages. 

July Events

2 July

All welcome to a free demonstration of the Taoist Tai Chi exercise set my members of the Brisbane branch, try a few steps yourselves, talk to members and instructors over a cup and nibbles.

10 July

While the Queensland Tennis Centre at Tennyson may be best known for hosting the annual Brisbane International tournament each January, the centre also operates as a community facility that is open for play everyday for everyone to enjoy! ... The centre is holding a special Open Day to give all members of the community a chance to join in the fun o...

12-28 July
Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Tickets are now on sale for RABBIT, the latest production from one of Brisbane's most exciting young performance collectives, The Good Room. ... It's the year of the Rabbit and Bella is turning 29... ... Timely, fast-talking, funny and moving Nina Raine's smash-hit RABBIT is a great night out at the theatre.

13 July

Dr Stephen Hughes, senior lecturer in physics at the Queensland University of Technology, will discuss the rediscovery of the siphon principle, from the ancient Egyptians to the mistaken modern scientists. Morning tea included. Bookings are essential for catering purposes. Please phone (07) 3285 7213 or email museum.pinerivers@moretonbay.qld.g...

14 July

The Barrack’s at Petrie Terrace will pay homage to French patriotism by hosting a Bastille Day event on Thursday 14th July from 5:30pm at French Twist. ... Guests will be greeted with a Kir Royale followed by delicious canapés at French Twist, and a French wine tasting and tutorial by Stewart’s. ... The celebration will conclude...

15 July

Sophie is a 9 year old girl with a neuro development disability and needs the family bathroom modified. All $$ from ticket sales & raffles will be going straight to Sophie's family. Tickets: $10/child & $1/adult. Contact Lollipops to purchase tickets 3341 2733. Come along for a great cause! ... Friday 15th July, 6pm-8:30pm

20 July

Come and join in the fun as Brisbane’s very own Vida Latina Dance Company help Brisbanite Coralie Justy, celebrate her ‘Life’s Good’ moment – Zumba dancing with new friends – as part of The Life’s Good Project, a social study which aims to discover what makes life good for Aussies. ... Invite your friends,...

30 July

Picnic in the Park ... Now in it's third year, Picnic in the Park presented by Treasury Casino is Queensland's biggest outdoor picnic and the Cerebral Palsy League's (CPL) annual festival celebrating capability and diversity. ... This fun, family event is an opportunity for the community to celebrate the capability of people with a disability and...

30 July

The Multicap Festival is celebrating its 5th birthday on Saturday, 30 July 2011 at 303 Padstow Rd, Eight Mile Plains.   ... All the family favourites are returning and this year is not one to be missed! Kicking off at 10.30am there will be jumping castles, face painting, bollywood dancers, client performances, an animal petting farm, pony ride...

August Events

9 August

Kea proudly invites you to the fourth annual Kea Festival of Kiwi Short Films, once again showcasing world class New Zealand Cinema - in bite size portions. ... The festival will show case in the valley - brisbane Each screening will include drinks provided by our loyal partner Giesen Wines. Guest will also receive a BIG GOODIE BAG, filled with a s...

10 August

Join local journalist Bernie Dowling to find out more about the distinction - and similarities - between writing fact and fiction. ... Free, morning tea included. Bookings are essential for catering purposes. ... 10am - 11:30 am.

14 August

Annual Lake Manchester Trails Run. 7km and 22km courses available. ... Ran along the trails around the lake, take in the scenery or relax and wait as part of a spectator. Category and spot prizes on the day. Discount available to TRAQ members. ... follow link for more information ... http://runtrails.org/articles/events/lake-manchester-trails ... S...

17-21 August

Oliver is one of the most loved musicals of all time, bringing Charles Dickens classic novel to life. Featuring Lionel Bart’s glorious songs including Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I’d do anything, Oom Pah Pah and many more! Buy your tickets now to Redcliffe Musical Theatres heart warmi...

20-21 August

This weekend: Enjoy our natural environment in D'Aguilar National Park!! ... The National Parks Association of Queensland is hosting the Great Queensland Bushwalk - this Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August 2011.  ... The Six activities are all Free of charge and open to the community ... - up to 1/2 day walks (Bird Walk; Bush Photograph...

21 August

Located in the heart of Brisbane's vibrant West End, Lock'n'Load caters to the discerning palate in a relaxed environment. With a leafy courtyard to escape the city streets, eclectic beats from local musicians and cocktails to get you dancing, there is no restaurant, pub or other place quite like it. The newly renovated courtyard will be fun t...

25 August - 10 September
Occurs every week on Thursday, Friday & Saturday

A Picture of Dorian Gray ... Based on the Novel by Oscar Wilde ... Adapted for the stage and Directed by Nigel Munro-Wallis ... A Naive Young Man. A Love-Lorn Artist. A Corruptible Lord. A Deal with the Devil. ... There is a Heaven and a Hell in all of us. ... Fresh faced and innocent, Dorian Gray arrives in London to move into the house he has inh...

31 August - 17 September

Inspired by her recent travels to Iceland, Melody Woodnutt has created an immersive installation using light, caverns, darkness and sound to draw you into a new realm. Exploring our existence in relationship to our environments, Apathy and Wonder reflects upon the flux of our humanity in a world greater than ourselves, and discreetly upon art itsel...

31 August - 17 September

Curated by Wes Hill, This is what I do features videos by Tim Woodward, Richard Grayson, Matt Dabrowski, Matt Bradley, Michael Stevenson and Danius Kesminas. With selected works ranging from 1999 to 2011, the exhibition responds to the normalisation of digital technology that has occurred in recent years. It explores how self-broadcast or DIY video...

September Events

3-24 September

September is Festival time in Brisbane! ... From September 3 – 24  2011, Brisbane will be in full festive swing as acclaimed international and Australian artists and productions, free outdoor events, home grown productions and the cutting edge and offbeat burst across theatres and public spaces. ... Brisbane Festival 2011 will intrigue,...

9 September

“Jenny Wynter oozes talent, and The Unexpected Variety Show is a very passionate piece…I know I could see her over and over again.” Adelaide ArtBeat.“Audiences were treated to a clever, funny and moving show…Wynter’s energy and passion were captivating…her honest and clever delivery moved the audience fr...

9 September

The 2011 FIBA Oceania series is set to showcase Australian Basketball at its best, as both the Australian Boomers and the Jayco Australian Opals battle rivals New Zealand in a three-game series to determine who earns a coveted direct entry berth to London 2012. ... Tickets available at www.ticketek.com.au

9-20 September

Join the best of Brisbane’s emerging artists this September at the White Canvas Gallery in Fortitude Valley for the highly anticipated Contraband. ... Ranging in background from graffiti and street art to illustration and fine art, nine of Brisbane’s most talented up and coming artists will showcase their latest work. ... Featured artis...

9 September - 23 October

... Exposition of Early Enterprise is the time machine trade show that explores the early businesses and services in the areas surrounding the Pine Rivers. Join the colourful spruikers and enter the old-fashioned travelling tents to discover the shops, hotels, garages, and banks all vying for your business. Everything from distilled rum to sawn ti...

10 September

Stones Corner Kindergarten is proud to invite you to our annual fete and art show! ... The fete will be held on the the Kindy grounds and the adjoining Hanlon Park. There will be a bouncy castle, trash and treasure, multicultural food, stalls, a children's art show and auction, and more. ... Entry is free, so bring your families and friends and com...

11 September

The Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane ...   ... The Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane is on again and is set to be bigger and better than ever as it celebrates its 15th year. ...   ... Join in because with every step and with every stride you will be helping raise funds for Legacy in Queensland. ...   ... This year’s...

14 September

... Local historian Leith Barter delves into the 19th-century world of ... land deeds and titles to discover more about our early farmers. Free, morning tea included. Bookings are essential for catering purposes - please email museum.pinerivers@moretonbay.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3285 7213. ...   ...   ...  

15 September

DR MAHA SINNATHAMBY ...  Property Developer, Civil Engineer  ... Sinnathamby founded Greater Springfield almost 20 years ago on nearly 3000 hectares outside of Brisbane. Springfield is now a community of more than 21,000 residents living, working and raising families. Predictions are that the population will swell by more than 1...

16-18 September

Return to love this springtime at an It’s About Love workshop, commencing in Brisbane on 16 September, followed by a 3-city Australian tour and weeklong retreat in Ubud, Bali. ...   ... Facilitated by two of the world’s most respected psychotherapists, Jeremiah Adams and Jutka Freiman, It’s About Love workshops can benefit pe...

17-18 September

Celebrate Redcliffe Festival (formerly Redcliffe First Settlement Festival) will feature the re-enactment of Queensland's first European landing on the Redcliffe foreshore. Other highlights include the Offshore Superboat Championships, the 2011 World Ski Racing Championships as well as a wide range of live entertainment, food, markets, kids activit...

18-19 September

Get your platforms on, tease your hair and get ready for the most glamorous Cabaret show in town starring Michael Lee and the Allstars in an Aussie Mime Musical Spectacular. Featuring all of Celine's big hit's, consisting of some great ballads, to some of her greatest love songs, in an unforgetable show. Some classic hits such as, The Colour Of My...

19-20 September

Big and small … there will be reptiles galore! See and learnabout some wonderful Australian species with rangers fromthe South East Queensland Wildlife Centre.

21 September

Big eyes or small eyes? Join rangers on a spotlight walk anddiscover amazing creatures of the night. Will you spot theelusive platypus? ... Bookings required. Phone (07) 5576 2411 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm

22 September

Sneak a peek into a day in the life of a wildlife ranger. Explore and experience wildlife with ‘behind the scenes’ activities and have close encounters with wildlife on this full-day activity.Bookings required. Phone (07) 5576 2411 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm

22 September

Join a ranger and experience a journey through a grove ofpiccabeen palms and subtropical rainforest on this 1km walk.Take a closer look at the rainforest’s special features and theplants and animals that live here. ... Bookings required. Phone (07) 3512 2300 between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm

23 September

Big and small … there will be wildlife galore! See and learnabout some wonderful Australian species with rangers fromthe South East Queensland Wildlife Centre.

24-25 September

Join swim king Geoff Huegill in the pool this September for the 24 Hour MS Mega Swim and help raise more than $30,000 to support Queenslanders living with multiple sclerosis. ... As the Queensland ambassador for the MS Mega Swim, Geoff will be taking part in the charity swim to help raise vital funds for people living with MS. ... The charity fundr...

26 September

Would you give up coffee for the month of October for Mental Health?  ... The Coffee Break Project will run throughout the month of October, raising awareness and funds for Group 61, a voluntary, not for profit organization devoted to mental health.www.group61.org.   ... On September 26, Honourable Curtis Pitt, Minister for Disabilit...

27 September

Discover the mysteries of breeding the Richmond birdwingbutterfly and learn about the conservation actions we can alltake to protect this species. ... Bookings required. Phone (07) 3512 2300 between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm ... Included with admission to South East Queensland Wildlife Centre ...  $3.00 Child ... $4.25 Concession ... $6.20 Adult

29 September

Public Talk:  Love Free From Doubt ... We often enter into relationships with the hope that someone else will make us happy but in return we give love conditionally. When love is based on reason and our expectations are not met, we gradually become dissatisfied, doubting ourselves and our relationships. ... Ancient wisdom traditions teach that...

29 September

Learn about the threats facing these iconic Queensland birdsand how QPWS is ensuring survival of the species followingthe impacts of Cyclone Yasi. ...   ... Included with admission to David Fleay Wildlife Park ... Adults $18.20 each ... Pensioners/concession card holders $12.10 each ... Children (4–17 years inclusive) $8.40 each ... Chil...

30 September - 2 October

With acclaimed Tibetan Buddhist master His Eminence Dzogchen Rinpoche ... Recognising Genuine Love ... When we view ourselves as separate from others our love is limited. We consider our love to be genuine but being selective and based in attachment, it is restricted only to those who are close to us. Pure love does not discriminate even when someo...

October Events

1 October

Brisbane Open House is a free-of-charge event, providing residents and visitors with the rare opportunity to discover the hidden wealth of architecture, engineering and history within buildings around Brisbane city. ... Held annually in conjunction with World Architecture Day, selected buildings are opened for the public with guided and self-guided...

2 October

When:       Sunday, 2 October 2011 – 9am to 1pm ... Bring the family down to Cliveden Park for the Forest Festival to join in the fun and celebrate the International Year of Forests with the Men Of The Trees, community waterway group the Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network and Queensland Urban Utilities. ... The whole...

7-16 October

Oktoberfest Brisbane is Queensland's biggest and most authentic Oktoberfest event. ... Stretching over two fabulous long weekends in October (October 7 to 9 and October 14 to 16) Oktoberfest Brisbane honours the traditions, entertainment and distinctive food and beverages that personify a classic German folk festival. ... Entertainment include...

8 October

Dying is everyone’s business, and although every person dies, the majority of Queenslanders have a poor understanding of palliative care or the process of dying. Most still believe that death is nearly always a painful and undignified process and that specialist palliative care is unlikely to result in a dignified and pain free death.The Your...

12 October

Melbourne Street Choir Inc., St Laurence's College and Marymount College presents Jonathon Welch AM and the original members of the ARIA, Logie and Helpmann Award winning Choir of Hard Knocks now known as the Choir of Hope & Inspiration.  ... Sun 9th October 2011 ... 2:00pm ... Marymount College ... 261-281 Burleigh Connection Rd ......

14 October

Friday October 14 will see thousands of people walk for a cure in the annual MS Moonlight Walk. ... Now in its 13th year, the leisurely 5km and 10km walks are a favourite among families, corporate teams, students and community groups – and a few costumed characters. ... The MS Moonlight Walk has soared in popularity in recent years, and provi...

14 October

View the sun setting over the horizon at the Western Windowoutlook. Witness the flurry of wildlife activity as day becomesnight on a ranger-guided stroll along a section of theWestside track in Maiala National Park. ... Bookings required. Phone (07) 3512 2300 between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm ...  

14 October

Like the sound of a free invitation to an exclusive night out, with special giveaways and great company guaranteed? Continuing with the success from previous events -SIMJEN Blackbook is kicking off the spring season with a bang! ...   ... SIMJEN BLACKBOOK presents world-renowned salon Ella Baché – A showcase evening of all th...

14-20 October

PINKIFICATION - ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S ART SHOW ... Pinkification is the highly anticipated second annual Women’s Collective Show showcasing both local and international talent. This exhibition will explore interpretations relating to a woman’s perspective on the representation of women. A broad array of works will be showcased ra...

15-16 October

The Brisbane Fitness and Health Expo will be staged at Brisbane’s premier expo venue – Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre – on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October 2011. ... It will attract the thousands of people who are looking for health and fitness solutions to complement their busy lives. ... The expo will aim to pres...

15 October

We invite you to join us on Saturday October 15th, 2011 for the Springwood Road State School Fete! This fun community event is set to be a great family day out with plenty of exciting activities to enjoy including: ... ... The Frisbee, Giant Chair-o-Plane, Bouncing Castles, Super Slide, Pony Rides, Land Train, BBQ, Devonshire Tea, Face Pain...

16 October

The Seeing Eye Dog puppies of 2011 welcomes puppy sponsors, SEDA supporters and members of the public to the annual Meet and Greet Day on Sunday 16 October. ... The puppies will be beautifully brushed and ready for hugs. ... You'll meet our latest puppy recruits and their wonderful carer volunteers. ... There will be raffles, live entertainmen...

16 October

Brisbane residents will be offered vital advice and energy saving tips on how to combat rising power costs and live more sustainably at Brisbane City Council’s Green Heart Fair on Sunday 16 October 2011. ...  The event will include a free all day concert on the Ingenero stage with Australian rock legend James Reyne and upcoming local act...

22-23 October

We have thousands of 2nd hand books for sale at Mt Gravatt Showground on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October. From 8.00am to 3.30pm each day.  All good quality. Collected from libraries and donations.  ALL BOOKS $2.00!!!! All funds raised go to charity both locally and overseas.

27 October

Come along and mingle with friends over gourmet nibbles and drinks as you are treated to an exclusive preview of the McKim's summer range and latest entries to for the Harpers Bazaar design competition. ... Buy a raffle ticket for your chance to win a host of luxurious prizes, including 18 ct white gold, diamond and onyx earrings valued at over $13...

29 October

Psoriasis Australia is holding a free public event in Brisbane on the 29 October 2011 (World Psoriasis Day), to raise awareness of the condition and provide information to people who may be living with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis in silence – helping them get back their confidence. ...   ... Come along and meet Emma Cam – Miss...

30 October

The Sprite Car Club of Qld is holding their annual Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget Expo day at CT White Park on sunday 30th October 2-011 from 10am to 2pm. CT White Park is situated in Hamilton Street Kangaroo Point (under the Storey Bridge) These cars range in age from 1958 to early 1970's and we have invited other Classic Cars along too. ... C...

30 October

We are walking to raise funds to find a cure for Type 1 ( also known as Juvenile Diabetes). I was diagnosed 33 years ago with this desease and have to inject myself with Insulin every day. ... This is a genetic desease, not something you get from leading an unhealthy life style. Every $ raised helps, please donate generously, The walk is on this Su...

November Events

5 November

This year Runcorn Heights State School will once again be holding our fantastic fete. This year there will be an excellent variety of rides for all ages including an animal farm, jumping castle, Cup and Saucer ride all the way up to the Super Sizzler and more!   Everyone can enjoy the delicious food on offer including an Aussie BBQ, mult...

9-26 November

Co-presented by Metro Arts and Motherboard Productions ... Transported from the back alleys of Seoul, a midsummer speakeasy opens its doors to those who are looking for something … or someone? Prepare to drink the night away with Hoyoung, the eccentric proprietor, as a tale of love transcending culture, language and gender unfolds to rhythms...

11 November

How often in your life have important things gone different to how you wanted or needed them to go? How many of these events would have succeded if you, your team or organisation had been better in just a single area? If you'd have brilliant in that small area. In this one time special event you will be introduced to the meaning of 'Pockets Of Bril...

11 November

GOD has spoken... In a divine change of direction, Blackbook’s next event will now be the launch of our brand new website! Hosted at one of Brisbane’s newest and unique bar venues Alloneword, come join us for cocktails under the stars and live band entertainment.Blackbook is a FREE event, offering:• Complimentary drink up...

12 November

Interested in Renovating for Profit? ... Having learned the skills of renovating for profit, there is nothing to stop you being very successful and making huge profits, and potentially even going into it full time to create more freedom and flexibility in your home life. ... Together with Kevin Turner from 4BC radio, RenovateAndProfit.com are putti...

25 November

VAZANI an art show with drama ... After a successful Charity Art Show to raise funds for Qld flood victims andrewcosti.com is pleased to announce that the next The Art Show takes place 25 November through to 27 November 2011.  Organized by andrewcosti.com the show presents art work from some of Brisbane’s very talented amateur artists.&n...

26-27 November

Join us for the 45th Anniversary of Barbados Independence Day, all raffle donations go to the Sandbag Organisation. ... From 7pm ... Tickets include: Live Caribbean Music, Food and complimentary rum punch on arrival, also full cash bar available. ... Proudly sponsored by Mount Gay Rum ... Tickets not available at the door. Contact 0457362933 to pre...

27 November

The Commissariat Store Museum will open its doors from 10am-3pm on Sunday, 27 November.  This open day will provide an opportunity to visit and view many of Brisbane's hidden treasures within Brisbane's oldest occupied building - built by convicts in 1829.  There will be new exhibitions on display and several guestspeakers.  Dr Graem...

December Events

1 December

SEMI ADVANCED 1 DAY ACRYLIC ART WORKSHOP ... www.leighgordonartclass.com ... THURS 1 & 15 DEC OR FRI 2 & 16 DEC 2011. ... Create a canvas at this one day art class in an organised, supportive, structured small class. Learn the step by step process to create good art with complimentary colour and good composition.  Use these fundamental...

2 December

SEMI ADVANCED 1 DAY ACRYLIC ART WORKSHOP ... www.leighgordonartclass.com ... THURS 1 & 15 DEC OR FRI 2 & 16 DEC 2011. ... Create a canvas at this one day art class in an organised, supportive, structured small class. Learn the step by step process to create good art with complimentary colour and good composition.  Use these fundamental...

9 December

The Australian School of Meditation and Yoga is hosting it's annual Christmas party on the 9th December from 6-9pm at 236 Montague Road, West End. ... The festivities will include: ... Songs of Praise Beautiful Chanting Mantra Rock Dance Sumptuous Vegetarian Feast ... Everyone is welcome, so bring your family and friends to this joyo...

15 December

SEMI ADVANCED 1 DAY ACRYLIC ART WORKSHOP ... www.leighgordonartclass.com ... THURS 1 & 15 DEC OR FRI 2 & 16 DEC 2011. ... Create a canvas at this one day art class in an organised, supportive, structured small class. Learn the step by step process to create good art with complimentary colour and good composition.  Use these fundamental...

16 December

SEMI ADVANCED 1 DAY ACRYLIC ART WORKSHOP ... www.leighgordonartclass.com ... THURS 1 & 15 DEC OR FRI 2 & 16 DEC 2011. ... Create a canvas at this one day art class in an organised, supportive, structured small class. Learn the step by step process to create good art with complimentary colour and good composition.  Use these fundamental...

16-23 December

The Myer Brisbane City Christmas Parade & Pantomime is set to bring the windows of Myers to life through colourful displays and characters in the Christmas Parade & Pantomime. ... Showing nightly from 7pm (between the 16th and 23rd of December). ... Featuring an enchanting Christmas Angel, barnyard animals in the nativity scene and over 200...

17-18 December

Come along with your family and friends! ... Its time for some Christmas FUN! ... Free event with activities for the whole family. ... Markets ... Entertainment ... Rides and lots more! ... Proceeds donated to our local schoolsand community associations

20 December

Come along and cheer on the Brisbane Heat as they take on Melbourne Stars at The Gabba. ... It will be a historic encounter for Brisbane's newest sporting team who will be playing their first home match for the KFC T20 Big Bash League. ... Fans can expect plenty of fireworks from a Brisbane Heat team which include stars such as Matthew Hayden, Ryan...

31 December

Celebrate the 2011 New Years Eve with a Bang! The Brisbane River is a spectacular back drop for your Summer Nights NYE Ball at Riverlife. Enjoy fireworks, daiquiris and a night of entertainment that can’t be missed. ... what: Brisbane Summer Nights NYE Ball @ Riverlifewhen: Saturday 31st December from 8.00pm – 1.00amwhere:&nbs...

2012 Events

January Events

1-29 January

Discover the skills and processes involved in bringing a creature from the written page to the silver screen in this fascinating ‘behind the scenes' exhibition. ... How to Make a Monster features the work of John Cox, Academy Award winner for Visual Effects (for the movie Babe), and his company John Cox’s Creature Workshop. It reveals h...

3 January

Join a ranger and learn how to reduce our impact on the earth by turning old junk into something original and new.  Bookings required

4 January

Big and Small ... there will be reptiles galore! Touch and learn more about some wonderful Australian species with a ranger.

5 January

Big and Small ... there will be reptiles galore! Touch and learn more about some wonderful Australian species with a ranger.

11 January

Big and small ... there will be reptiles galore! Touch and learn more about some wonderful Australian species with a ranger.  Bookings required.

13 January

Listen to the music of D'Aguilar Range ... join a ranger to hear and see some of the amazing frog species that call D'Aguilar National Park home. Bookings required.

16-20 January

Looking for some fun over the summer holidays?  Expressions Dance Company introduces SummerDance, our new school holiday dance program! ... If you’re aged 12 – 14 years, or 15 – 16 years, want to do some dancing on your school holidays, make new friends, and have a great time, join the EDC dancers and friends for SummerDance!...

20 January

Join a ranger and engage your senses by taking part in a forest walk and fun activities.  Explore the secrets of the forest, dip-net to discover what creatures live in the creek and learn about Main Range's World Heritage forest. 

20-22 January

The Queensland Museum and Sciencentre will be reopening on the 20th of January – the day of our 150th birthday. ... To celebrate this extraordinary milestone, we’ll be running a special, three day program full of events, activities and performances for all ages over three days, from the 20th to the 22nd of January. The full schedule is...

22 January

Queensland Feline Association is holding an all-breeds cat show. Come and see pedigree and companion cats being displayed. Talk to the breeders about owning one.

26 January

Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC, Governor of Queensland, and Mr Stuart McCosker invite you to an Open Day at Government House.  ... Entry is free ... Australia Day Open Day at Government House – Thursday 26 January, 2012 ... Gates open from 10 am and close at 3 pm; ... Relax and appreciate the musical entertainment throughout the d...

February Events

3 February

A selection of Brisbane’s most renowned artists will come together for the 50/50 art exhibition silent auction at Juggler’s Art Space in February.  Over 50 artists will offer their works for sale, with all funds raised benefiting the Emerging Artists Development Program (EADP). ...  The exhibition will allow the general public...

4 February

Author Book Signing from 10am-1pm for Children's Fiction "Imagine Travelling To The Most Mysterious & Unusual Places!" suitable for ages 8 - 10. Limited Copies will be available at Dymocks Carindale for $16.49 Inc-gst.

13 February 2012 - 13 February 2013
Occurs every week on Thursday

The Cutie Curators, an initiative of the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, invites you to bring your gorgeous babies and toddlers and join us for fun, creative and cultural play-based learning, specifically designed for ages zero to five! Held every Thursday from 9.15am till 10.30am,  during school terms, the Cutie Curators offers themed da...

14 February
Occurs 14th of every month

Experience relaxing snorkelling around real shipwrecks in crystal clear water on Moreton Island. Your package includes a return cruise across Moreton Bay on the luxury ferry Micat, VIP snorkelling, light lunch and a glass of champagne on the cruise home. ... Valid Saturday/Sunday until 30 April. Promotion code: VAL-SNORKEL. ... * Offer is subject t...

16-26 February

The best independent theatre from Italy, Belarus, India, United States, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia will hit the stage at World Theatre Festival 2012, along with forums, masterclasses and a new Festival Lounge with free live music and Wi-Fi, at the Brisbane Powerhouse from 16 to 26 February 2012.  ... Whether you’re a th...

17 February

Your Valentine is waiting… A Friday night (immediately after Valentines Day 17 February, from 6.30pm) of immense fun in the spirit of romance and the traditions of Valentines Day. ... An all inclusive ticket provides a 4 hour catered package of beer, wine, sparkling, canapés, tasty food, hilarious activities for those young at heart a...

25 February

The Handmade Expo market is a handmade only market with up to 100 stalls of quality handmade, handgrown, handbaked and handpicked products. Come and enjoy the Pioneer Steam Train, lunch, Coffee Club Coffee, food galore for lunch, bring the family for a fantastic day out. ... 8am-2pm

29 February - 17 March

EddyDanielle Clej, Channon Goodwin, Christopher Handran, Majena Mafe, Erika Scott and Mark Webb ... Curated by Brooke Ferguson ...   ... Sound art and music, as specific activities, are often inadequate to articulate how sound can operate within a visual art practice. In an ambitious, open ended project curated by Brooke Ferguson, Eddy brings...

29 February - 17 March

  ... Critical BoundaryTransparency Collective ...   ...   ...   ... Critical Boundary is an art laboratory, experimenting with manifestations of the fight or flight instinct. Across three weeks, Transparency Collective will create installations and performances examining the various ways that human beings collide, avoid, and at...

March Events

1-31 March

Big Dinner Party is a great chance to enjoy good food and good company while raising money to fight Multiple Sclerosis (MS). ...   ... March 2012 is the first official month to host a dinner party, but no problems if your diary is already full, simply host it when you are free. ...   ... Whether it’s a three course meal, BBQ, takeaw...

2 March

Band Divlje Jagode Divlje Jagode (Wild Strawberries) achieved huge popularity with their first singles and are considered one of the best selling artists in the ex- Yugoslavia, selling over 4 million albums. At the peak of their popularity in the 80's Zele Lipovaca, (considered top 10 guitarist in the world) was approached by British band Whit...

2 March

... Bleeding Heart proudly presents a city market held from 10am-4pm on the first Friday of every month, right in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. ... There will be a mix of handmade, art and vintage items on offer from local artisans, with stalls wrapping around our veranda and flowing out to our front gardens. Visitors will also have the chanc...

3-11 March

... A home full of ideas at The Courier-Mail Home Show ... Queensland’s premier Home Show, The Courier-Mail Home Show, returns this March to the RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills. ... The iconic event will run over 9 days, Saturday 3 – Sunday 11 March, where over 40,000 keen home renovators are expected to attend. ... Visitors will h...

9 March
Occurs every week on Sunday & Saturday

Shed some light on the creatures of the night and bring the whole family on a spotlight walk at Maiala.  Bookings required

10 March

The celebration will be graced by the presence of Swami Chandrashekharananda from Sydney. He will conduct the worship and deliver a spiritual talk on the occasion. There will be devotional songs and discussion presented by devotees. A free vegetarian lunch will be served at the end of the function. ... STARTING  AT 5.30PM

17 March

Wheller Gardens' child care centre, Little Marchants, is having a special open day on Saturday, March 17. Join us for a  sausage sizzle, facepainting and heaps of entertainment for the kids. ... When: Saturday, March 17, 8:30 - 11:30am ... Where: Little Marchants, Wheller Gardens. 930 Gympie Road, Chermside. How much: Free entry, but&nbs...

22 March - 13 April

THE DEMON BARBER RETURNS TO BRISBANE ... From 22 March - 13 April, 2012 ... Special Group Price: 4+ $35ea ... From the Director and Company that brought you the critically acclaimed, smash hit musical RENT, comes SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  This musical thriller by legendary composer Stephen Sondheim is unmissable.  L...

24 March

Eclectic musicians Adam Simmons and Erik Griswold pool their collections of saxophones, flutes, toys, prepared piano, and found objects, in a kaleidoscopic exploration of colourful sound.The vast of collection of master multi-instrumentalist Adam Simmons comprises Tenor, Soprano, Sopranino, Alto, and Baritone Saxophones; Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, B...

25 March
Occurs every week on Sunday & Saturday

Join a volunteer to discover the amazing history, plants and animals of the Enoggera Reservoir and surrounds.  Bookings required. Families with children 9+.

26 March

The annual Brisbane Advertising, Marketing & Media Summit will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on the 26th March 2012. ... This key industry event is for the advertising, marketing and media communities. ... Along with award winning case studies the summit theme will focus on ideas, insights and powerful communication...

27 March

Ask me - Julianna, psychic profiler & your Guides two questions about your life that you would like direction, guidance and clarity on in this special group psychic reading channelling session. Includes g-f, d-f supper. Numbers are strictly limited to ensure a quality experience!If there is something that is affecting you right now – no m...

27 March - 14 April

Promise Program 2012 is a survey of the considerable talent of artists and arts writers emerging out of Queensland’s leading arts institutions. It heralds the beginning of an essential relationship between these graduates while critically contextualizing the practices of this next generation of contemporary Queensland artists. Promise Program...

30 March

... Bleeding Heart proudly presents a city market held from 10am-4pm on the first Friday of every month, right in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. ... There will be a mix of handmade, art and vintage items on offer from local artisans, with stalls wrapping around our veranda and flowing out to our front gardens. Visitors will also have the chanc...

April Events

1-30 April
Occurs every week on Friday

Alan Boyle is an Irish singer-songwriter who now calls Australia home. Come down to the Brisbane Powerhouse every Friday in April to hear his emotive and rich work that draws on his Celtic music heritage. ... The Residents are presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Brispop.com ... Every Friday in April ... Turbine Platform

2 April
Occurs every week on Sunday & Saturday

Join a ranger at Chermside Shopping Centre where you can touch and learn some more about some wonderful Australian species. Big and small ... there will be reptiles galore! Stage show times 11:30 am and 1 pm.

3 April - 6 May

Ricky Maynard: Portrait of a Distant Land is a major survey of photographic works by documentary photographer Ricky Maynard, encompassing more than two decades of the artists practice. The exhibition features 60 evocative and captivating photographic works, drawn from six bodies of work, documenting a broad range of themes and issues facing Aborigi...

3 April
Occurs every week on Sunday & Saturday

Join rangers at Queen Street Mall where you can touch and learn  more about some wonderful Australian species. Big and small ... there will be reptiles galore! Stage show times 11:30 am and 1 pm.

6 April

Suttons Beach becomes a simmering seaside carnival on Good Friday as the Redcliffe Festival of Sails kicks off the Easter long weekend.  Boasting in excess of one hundred quality market and gourmet food stalls plus endless entertainment, the festival is guaranteed to cater to the tastes of all...

9 April

A completely free day out - in its 13th year - a huge choice of rides, jumping castles, petting zoo, facepainting, slot cars, laser force, kids games, prizes, entertainment, food and refreshments. COMPLETELY FREE. Bring GranMa and the kids but leave your wallet at home. This event is put on by the combined Churches of the Redlands. This Easter...

10 April

Classical composer, virtuoso performer, rock musician – Genius?!! You’ll have to see him to believe the vast scope that this French avant-garde performer has mastered. Yann Tiersen wrote the soundtrack for the multi awarded film “Amelie”. This classically trained multi-instrumentalist will shock even his most fanatical...

10 April
Occurs every week on Sunday & Saturday

Join an indigenous ranger on a guided walk at Burleigh Heads to learn about its past, present and future connections to the Traditional Owner groups of the Gold Coast area. Discover medicinal plants, a shell midden site, and the customs of the Kombumerri people that lived in the area. Families with children 9+. Bookings required.

11-28 April

X is your ticket into the whimsical world of Caitlin, Jamie, Naked and Fancy - two best friends and two puppets searching for an escape from reality. Stop motion animation, puppetry and live performance meld in this fast-paced one man show, a tongue-in-cheek exploration of quick fixes and fixations hard to quit. Grounded in LGBTIQ experiences, Sunn...

12 April
Occurs every week on Sunday & Saturday

Experience what it is like to be a ranger! Come and get your hands dirty. Meet some of the local wildlife and plant your own glider food tree at home. Children 8-12 years. Bookings required.

13-22 April

The thirteenth annual Brisbane Queer Film Festival brings you an outstanding selection of the most engaging, inspiring, and, of course, entertaining queer films from around the world. This years festival line-up is as impressive as ever with highlights from across the globe including Sweden, Canada, South Africa and USA.  ... Presented by the...

13 April

After watching Leave It On The Floor, you’ll be inspired to hit the dance floor with your own voguing style. Or just shake it the way you know how. Brisbane's own sexy DJ diva, DJ ISH is set to melodically mesmerise the Turbine Platform with her sexy sounds and dirty beats that keep you begging for more.  ... Presented by the Brisbane Po...

13-15 April

The world's largest time-based filmmaking competition is back in Brisbane and bigger than ever! Thousands of dollars in fantastic prizes are on offer. Can you make a movie from scratch in just 48 hours? Get a team together and find out - register now!

15 April
Occurs every week on Friday

If you enjoy live music and like it even better when it’s free, check out Live Spark, featuring the best indie pop/rock talent from Brisbane and beyond.  ... This week it’s Karl Broadie  with his Americana, country and roots music and Cat Canteri, Justin Bernasconi, Ben Franz and Edmondo Ammendola of The Stillsons with their g...

15 April - 30 December
Occurs every week on Sunday

Funny, free and freakin’ awesome. We’re talking about Livewired, our free comedy program. In the past we’ve been entertained by the likes of Tripod, Josh Thomas, Wil Anderson, Gina Yashere, The Bedroom Philosopher and Stephen K Amos. Warning: Livewired is open to all ages but is recommended for people aged 15 years and older. Some...

15 April

Regret, lust and self-destruction – the shames and secret obsessions of a conservative, white, Afrikaans man. Francois lives a skillfully controlled, well managed life in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Father of two daughters and a devoted husband, he is wholly unprepared when a chance encounter with 23-year-old Christian unravels his clean and...

17 April

Regret, lust and self-destruction – the shames and secret obsessions of a conservative, white, Afrikaans man. Francois lives a skillfully controlled, well managed life in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Father of two daughters and a devoted husband, he is wholly unprepared when a chance encounter with 23-year-old Christian unravels his clean and...

19-28 April

About ... Some of Queensland’s leading and emerging artists have pooled their talents for this year’s Rotary Art Spectacular, which will also raise vital funds for the Cerebral Palsy League who support thousands of children and adults with disabilities across the state. ... The 33rd Rotary Art Spectacular will showcase more than 350 pie...

19-28 April

Queensland's hottest independent musical theatre company proudly present Kander and Ebb's theatrical masterpiece, CHICAGO. ... To coincide with the 15th anniversary of the Tony Award®-winning Broadway revival and the 10th anniversary of the Oscar®-winning motion picture, Blue Fish Theatrical proudly present a special revival for Brisba...

21 April

Get some fire in your belly as a diverse set of some of Brisbane’s finest songwriters come together to celebrate that most powerful of musical moments – the protest song. From folk music to rock and hip-hop, songwriters have for centuries used music to take a stand, and inspire others in the process. And this unique night will carry on...

21-22 April

Saturday 21st April 2012 & Sunday 22nd April 2012 ... From 7.30am to 4.00pm (or close) ... Thornlands Dance Palais, Cnr. Cleveland Redland Bay & Island Outlook Ave, Thornlands. ... Guest Appearance of Elizabeth Jeffs, local author of “17 Browning Street” at 1pm 21st April 2012 ... FREE entry, plenty of parking ... Come and brows...

22 April

Can a father’s fierce love for his family overcome his street-hardened ideas about manhood and end the vicious cycle controlling his life? After three years in prison, macho Enrique returns to the Bronx to find the world he once knew has turned upside down. His wife, Angela, struggles to hide an emotional affair and his teenage son, Michael,...

22 April

On 22 April, as part of Australian Heritage Week, the Royal Historical Society of Queensland (RHSQ) is hosting an Open Day at the Commissariat Store, a museum built by convicts. The theme is "Quirky Inventions from Queensland's Convict and Colonial Past", and the day will feature short talks, live music and tours of the museum which will appeal to...

26-28 April

Hot on the heels of the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is heading to Brisbane. The film festival is held the first week of November in Banff, Canada before it hits the road. Over 300 films enter the annual competition to include award-winning films and audience...

29 April
Occurs every week on Sunday & Saturday

Join a volunteer to discover the amazing history, plants and animals of the Enoggera Reservoir and surrounds. Families with children 9+. Bookings required

May Events

1 May - 1 June
Occurs first Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday of every month

Freestyle Tout at the Emporium in The Valley is currently exhibiting Brisbane artist - Simonne Solomon for the month of May 2012.This exclusive solo exhibition is displaying large pieces of original artwork, the highlight being "The Velvet Series" - exploring human emotion through figurative images in large,bold, black and white oil paintings.A "mu...

1-31 May

Discovery fishing on the gold coast is offering a half day fishing tour for only $100 $20 off our usual price, this offer is for the month of may only so get in quick purchase of vouchers are welcome with this offer and are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.  to book or purchase vouchers call: ... MOB: 0427 026 519 ... or ... email:...

1 May

* boys are skating from Brisbane to Ipswich to raise money for children with cancer.

2-4 May

Henry Rollins The Long March. For better than a quarter century Henry Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for Black Flag and, without a microphone, as a solitary traveller with an insatiable curiosity, bypassing the resorts in favour of places like Siberia and Senegal, Burma and Bangladesh. ... His curiosity and hunger...

3-4 May

What: National Poll asking Australians to describe the biggest issue facing Australia’s future. ... Where: Reddacliff Place, Brisbane ... Timings:  Thursday 3rd May – Friday 4th May ... URL: http://twowordsfortomorrow.com.au ...   ... On 3rd and 4th May General Electric (GE) will be in Reddacliff Place, Brisbane, asking Austr...

4 May - 9 December
Occurs first Friday of every month

Bleeding Heart proudly presents a city market held from 10am-4pm on the first Friday of every month, right in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. ... There will be a mix of handmade, art and vintage items on offer from local artisans, with stalls wrapping around our veranda and flowing out to our front gardens. Visitors will also have the chance to...

5 May

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Festival will deliver a broad mix of Mexican culture, beer and wine, live music and mouth-watering Mexican cuisine! You can expect authentic 'Mexicana' through our unique street stall setup that lets you (and your tastebuds!) experience Mexico's vivacious culture, cuisine and cocktails.

5 May

The Swap&Shop EventTo help us fund-raise for the Variety Bash, Alpha Car Hire will be hosting a Swap&Shop event. This is the perfect time to swap pre-loved items with new exciting ones (to the new owner) and not break the budget. It's a whole new wardrobe to paint the town red in! On the night there will also be amazing prizes to be won and...

5 May

After a five-year break to raise her son, Bic Runga returns with a new album ‘Belle’. With her first two albums each selling 11 times platinum in her home country, top ten hits in Australia, Japan and Ireland and critical success in the UK, Bic Runga is one of the highest selling artists in New Zealand music history. ‘Belle’...

5 May

May Planet will transport you to Brazilian rhythms and a potent concoction. ... 5.00pm – 5.50pm: Yemanja After performing in the UK, Brazil, Japan and Europe, Yemanja are back on home soil, but not for long as they soon head off on another tour of Brazil and Europe! Yemanja are Australian songbird, Anita Fernandes and Brazilian guitarist, E...

6 May

Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival ... 6 May 2012 ...   ... Voted an Iconic Queensland Event in the Q150 celebrations. ...   ... May 2012 sees the Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival into its 18th year. ... This Queensland Festival is one of the most anticipated events in the calendar! ... It is held on Caxton Street. The Festiva...

6 May

Step into the playground of seven spellbound sonic explorers for some serious play. Two of Australia’s most adventurous ensembles, Clocked Out and Topology, have teamed up for a brand-new album, brought to you live in all its ecstatic, quirky, childlike wonder. ... Toy instruments and found objects create off-kilter grooves accompanied by lus...

9-26 May
Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Co-presented with the nest ensembleBrisbane theatre luminary, Margi Brown Ash, crawls beneath the skin of Australia’s Virginia Woolf: the enigmatic Eve Langley. This is the story of a poet and a writer caught somewhere between the domestic and the artistic, between the grip of Oscar Wilde and the realm of the Gods. Unfurling in frag...

9-22 May

Plumbers, electricians, cooks, radio operators and weather observers who ventured to Antarctica from 1947 to the 1980s will have their stories captured in Down South, Susan Gordon-Brown’s photo exhibition on at Brisbane Powerhouse from 9 – 26 May. ... The exhibition coincides with the 100th anniversary of Sir Douglas Mawson’s firs...

10-12 May

Thur 10th – Sat 12th May 7.30pm ... The Amphitheatre, Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane (indoors) ...   ... It’s group therapy, but not as you know it ...   ... Dysfunctional as individuals and even worse combined, group is a supportive and caring environment for anyone with issues. We may not be able to help you, but one thing i...

10-17 May

If you thought you’d seen every kind of art exhibition there was, think again. What happens when you pair a film director with a photographer, a sculptor with an illustrator or a motion designer with a choreographer? You get the unexpected. Seven w/ Another (Sw/A) is a triennial art exhibition bringing Brisbane’s best creative minds int...

11 May
Occurs every week on Sunday & Saturday

Shed some light on the creatures of the night and bring the whole family on a spotlight walk at Bunyaville Conservation Park. Bookings required

11 May
Occurs every week on Sunday & Saturday

Join a volunteer to discover the amazing history, plants and animals of the Enoggera Reservoir and surrounds. Families with children 9+. Bookings required.

11-12 May

The much anticipated Joe McNally, Through the Lens Tour, with stops in Australia and New Zealand is official and taking place in May. Sydney is the first stop in a month long jam-packed program, which will take Joe to the Gold Coast, Auckland NZ and finally Melbourne. ... As part of the Joe McNally, Through the Lens Tour, Joe will present seminars,...

11-12 May

Friday 11 May 4pm to 8pm ... Saturday 12 May 9am to 3pm ... A wide variety of gluten free products will be showcased at what is now Queensland's only 100% gluten free food expo.  ... The expo is a fun and affordable day out for the whole family to enjoy. ... Sample and purchase gluten free foods ... Enjoy a freshly prepared gluten free lunch a...

12 May - 9 June

A highlight on both the racing and social calendars, the 2012 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival returns to the track bringing with it some of the biggest names in Australasian racing. ... Attracting the nation’s top horses, hottest entertainers and VIP guests to enjoy superior raceday hospitality, don’t miss your chance to enjoy Q...

12-13 May

Our Boot Camp Your Intuition Weekend offers you access to your Spirit Guides via intensive learning. Find out why and how you think the way you do, and how to follow your intuition to benefit you in every aspect of your life. Join me - Juliana, professional psychic, intuitive profiler and spiritual philosopher and change your life NOW! This excitin...

12-13 May

Sat 12th & Sun 13th May @ 10am, 12pm and 2pm ... Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane. Meet at the Celebration Stage ...   ... When King Rudolph holds a festival of the elements, there is a competition to see who can make the best thing using earth, fire, air or water, with the winner marrying Princess Faye. On this journey through the magic gar...

12 May

In 2012, the Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland is celebrating our 21st Annual Art Exhibition. This year, our extravagant event will showcase the talents of 140 Artists with a lived experience of mental illness and display approximately 300 pieces of artwork. Most of the artwork on show is for sale and prices range from $25 to $5000.

13 May

Make this Mother's day a classic by joining the National Breast Cancer Foundation in raising vital funds for breast cancer research. Participants can either walk or run the event, get involved on the day by volunteering or making a donation. Visit www.mothersdayclassic.com.au

13 May

The Barracks are again hosting their lavish high tea at Palace Cinemas this Mother’s Day May 13th which includes a screening of the anticipated comedy The Five-Year Engagement. ... The upstairs of the Palace Barracks Cinema will be transformed into an elegantly adorned high tea affair, allowing guests to take in panoramic views of Brisbane ci...

13 May

Why not treat mum to something special this mother’s daywith Riverlife’s guided hour and a half kayak down the Brisbane River followed by a delicious barbeque and sparkling wine to celebrate what a special lady she is! ... Our Barbeque includes: ... • Premium beef rib fillet ... • Chicken skewers (available in satay, honey soy...

17-19 May

Thur 17th – Sat 19th May @ 7.30pm, additional 4pm show on sat 19th ... The Amphitheatre, Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane (indoors) ...   ... A brand new adaptation of the nautical novel by Jules Verne, performed in a purpose built environment in the maze of rooms under the amphitheatre. Featuring a live cast and audio visual and lighting...

17-18 May

When:Thursday May 17 2012 8:00 PM - Friday May 18 2012 1:00 AM ... Where:The Beetle Bar, 350 Roma Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000RSVP:16th May 2012 ... Cost:$10.00 ... Contact:Brisbane@artilleryfestival.com ...   ... Join three awesome Brisbane bands - Flannelette, Barefoot Alley and The Righteous And The Wicked - to raise awareness and funds for...

20 May

Acclaimed soprano Lisa Bell returns to the stage in an intimate and exclusive concert that will see her perform songs from her debut CD and launch her memoir Heartsong: a search for harmony.Four years in the making and containing a lifetime of incredible experiences, Heartsong is a remarkable story of survival, courage and redemption.This will be L...

24 May

Let’s party! Join K & Dr. Michael, internationally renowned spiritual authors, as part of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea for a fun morning tea event to raise money for The Cancer Council. Great prizes are up for grabs! Prizes have been generously donated by Connect with Spirit, Hay House Australia, Rachael Bermingham, Sandy Forster at Wi...

26 May

Rides, Games, Stalls and performances by local performers. This Fete style festival is a great outing for all.

26 May

The Australian Bushball League will be holding Round 2 of the Brisbane 2012 season on 26 May 2012 at Mango Hill Skirmish (North Brisbane). The ABL is a paintball tournament played the way it used to be played, back in the bush. Bushball (sometimes referred to as woodsball) is where paintball began, games with friends duck and weaving in and out of...

26 May - 24 June

Drawing on all the energy, spirit and spontaneity of original 16th century commedia dell’arte, Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo offers up a modern stage masterpiece about politics and sex, the two taboos which transcends language and culture. Monarch, Maiden, Superfreak; we witness an ailing Elizabeth I cling desperately to her throne and her sani...

27 May

Queensland Herb Society Annual Event for 2012 ... Herb Awareness… 1 DAY ONLY – Don't miss out!Sunday 27th May 2012 ... For everyone who wants to learn more about growing and using herbs. ... • Discover a large variety of medicinal and culinary herbs and plants for sale. ... • Browse a wide variety of...

30 May - 10 June

In a sumptuous hour of jokes, stories and original song, Australian Booty will make you wanna shake what your mama gave you. Candy B was raised by South African parents and brought up in the Aussie suburbs, where beauty was based on Home and Away; where long skinny legs were the thang and flat board-like bums awkwardly swang and she understands fee...

June Events

1-11 June

Cooly Rocks On is Australia’s hottest new music and car festival which runs 1-11 June 2012 in the Coolangatta-Tweed Heads Region. Over 1,000 Classic Cars, Hot Rods and Cruisers line the streets and Rock ‘n Roll, Rockabilly and Swing rules the airwaves.  Don’t miss the night car cruises, surfing competition, street parade, Mis...

2 June

Brisbane families will be flocking to the main stage for D3, Australia’s newest youth dance spectacular at ERPAC on June 2nd. ... D3 is a brand new Queensland dance competition that will knock your socks off! Gone are the day of boring eisteddfods and over the top Christmas specials, this year Chilarity is introducing a new league of dancing...

2-24 June

Now in its 55th year, the annual World Press Photo Contest is universally recognized as the world’s leading international contest for photojournalists, attracting entries by professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers from around the world. Out of the 101,254 pictures submitted by 5,247 photographers from...

3 June

Stones Corner Kindergarten is proud to invite you to our annual fete! The fete will be held on the the Kindy grounds and the adjoining Hanlon Park. There will be a live band, bouncy castle, trash and treasure, art show, a bar, and more. Entry is free, so bring your families and friends and come and see our wonderful kindy! ...  

3 June

Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC, Governor of Queensland, and Mr Stuart McCosker invite you to Government House in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen. ... A community fair of Queensland volunteer and community organisations with displays and activities to enjoy. ... Bring the family, friends, a picnic and join in the f...

3 June

Date: Sunday, 3 June 2012Time: Starts 8.15amWhere: 736 Beams Road, Carseldine ... The Holy Spirit Community Fun Run will be a great morning out for the entire family, where they can enjoy various multicultural food stalls, local entertainment and the 2.5km fun run or walk around the lush Holy Spirit Gardens. Attendees can indulge in Dutch panc...

5 June

Join Liz Snow from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry as she explains one of the biggest threats to biodiversity ... weeds! Have you ever throught there must be a better way to control all these weeds? Liz discusses biological control of Madeira vine and cat's claw creeper. Teens and Adults.  Bookings essential.

6-12 June

Travel enthusiasts are expected to roll into Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds in their tens of thousands when one of Australia’s largest caravan exhibitions, the Queensland Caravan, Camping and Touring Holiday Show, sets up camp between 6 and 12 June 2012. ... Showcasing the latest for holidaymakers and road travelers, the show continues to...

6 June

Join bestselling author Sally Collings for a fundraising evening in support of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. ... Sally Collings talks with Annette Lourigan from Metropolitan Funerals about the life lessons that emerged from writing her book Positive. Sally will talk about hope, grief, courage and everything in between. Join in the c...

6-11 June

“Please sir, I want some more.” Oliver’s innocent request lands him in trouble with the workhouse Matron and the Beadle and sets him on his famous adventure. He is sold to a local undertaker, but runs away and is picked up by the Artful Dodger who invites Oliver to Consider Yourself one of us! Fagin’s Gang set out to Pick A...

7 June

You are invited to officially join Team Lowndes in a Suncorp Insurance Safer Qld Roads Initiative. To show your support for safer Qld roads get down to the Queen St Mall, Main Stage, on Thursday 7th May between 11am and 2pm to have your photo taken with Lowndsey and sho...w your commitment to safer Queensland roads. Compete in fun challenges, grab...

7-11 June

...   ... Winterbreak Music Retreat         ... Mount Tambourine June 7th-11th, 2012 ... For any of you who don't know Winterbreak Music Retreat is your opportunity to immerse yourself in music with   ...  one of WORLD'S Finest Guitarists, Richard Gilewitz  ...  MULTI AWARD WIN...

8 June

Help celebrate World Environment Day by shedding some light on the creatures of the night.  Bring the whole family on a spotlight walk at The Knoll. Bookings essential.

8 June

Walk Together' is an opportunity for Australians in every capital city and other centres to join together in solidarity with asylum seekers, refugees and other new Australians. ... On 8 June in Brisbane a diverse range of Australians will walk in unity, symbolically calling for an end to the politics of division and making a positive statement for...

8 June - 1 July

Brisbane’s King George Square is set to play host to The Winter Festivals, Australia’s largest winter entertainment event, again this year from 8 June – 1 July. ... Featuring an expanded programme of food, music, nightlife and family fun, and supported by key sponsor Lipton Chai Latte, the festival is set to be even more popular i...

15 June

What better way to unwind after a busy week at work than with a glide up Brisbane's majestic river and a feast on prawns and ice-cold drinks.Tickets cost $79 per person with $20 per ticket to be donated to the Pyjama Foundation. ... Timeline: ... 6:45pm Arrival ... 7:00pm-8:30pm Instructed Night Kayak ... 8:30pm-10:00pm Prawn Dinner with Drinks an...

19 June

Do you know who is in control of your superannuation? ... Do you know where it is invested? ... Do you know how it is performing? ... SuperMe Australia is trying to raise awareness for everyday Australians about the harsh reality of the declining position of superannuation through our not-for-profit educational seminars. The not-for-profit sem...

20 June

Please join us at our 22nd ACT for Kids Art Show proudly supported by the Jan Manton Gallery and Mercedes-Benz Brisbane. ... This is a rare opportunity to own an Imants Tillers original 'Nature Speaks' and original pieces from leading and emerging Australian artists. ... Join our host Channel Seven's Kay McGrath and Channel Seven's auctioneer Pat W...

20-23 June

Internationally acclaimed composer Jason Robert Brown puts his own unique spin on "boy meets girl".The Last Five Years is a contemporary song cycle that ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a marriage, from meeting to break up...or from break up to meeting, depending on how you look at it.Cathy and Jamie's relationship has lasted five years...

21 June

Come and experience what happens when Japan meets India and China with Tibet in an astounding evening of cross-cultural musical collaborations. Japanese duo IJIMP, featuring Ravikesh Singh on tabla and Carl Rathus on shakuhachi, will perform an Indo-Japanese improvisation based on Indian ragas, traditional shakuhachi pieces and Japanese folk songs....

23 June

Fundraising Event for Sunnybank Community Preschool and Kindergarten. Entry is free. From 3.30pm to 5.30pm. Many stall holders. Raffles for great prizes and goodie bag give aways for the first 150 ladies that come through the doors.

23 June

This year Brisbane Powerhouse will be celebrating some of the finest records ever dedicated to tape with a series of very special shows dubbed The Long Player Sessions. Staged across three separate nights, each Long Player Session  sees two Brisbane bands performing a classic albums from start to finish...plus a few of their own tunes thrown i...

24 June

Sunday June 24 will see riders of all ages take part in the annual MS Brissie to the Bay bike ride and you can be part of it! ...   ... Now in its 21st year, Brisbane’s largest charity bike ride is back helping those living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in Queensland – an incurable disease which affects a person’s central nerv...

24 June

Join a volunteer to discover the amazing history, plants and animals of the Enoggera Reservoir and surrounds. Bookings essential. Families with children 9+

24 June

Hailed as “majestic” while performing at Woodford this year, the Sufi Art Group’s music and dance performances are a sublime visual and aural experience. Their new show immerses the audience in the heritage and art of the Persian Sufi culture. Passionate sung poetry accompanied by traditional instruments including tar and bam tar...

25 June

Discover the incredible world of dragons and dinosaurs! Through fun activities and games, you will learn about some of Australia's own dragons - prehistoric and modern. Meet some of our resident reptiles and find out what they have in common with Australian dinosaurs. You'll even get to make some fossils of your own! Children 6-10 years. Booki...

26 June - 7 July

Powerkidz is the perfect hub for kids during school holidays with performances, workshops and plenty of free events. Get ready for a fun combination of family shows and activities, or let the kids unleash their creativity at exciting new workshops. Plus there’s plenty of FREE stuff to do, such as building a Makedo Maze out of recyclable mater...

28 June

The 2012 Healthy Waterways Awards will culminate in an evening to honour the champions of waterway health.  With views of the Brisbane city skyline, guests will enjoy pre-dinner drinks at Victoria Park Golf Complex followed by the official Awards ceremony and a delicious two course dinner.  The Awards provide a fantastic opportunity to ne...

July Events

3 July

The Kids’ Medieval Fun Day is an initiative of the Abbey Medieval Festival which brings to life the colour, excitement and celebration of Medieval Europe in one action-packed day. Held on Tuesday the 3rd of July, the Kids’ Medieval Fun Day is full of activities and workshops designed not only to entertain, but educate kids about life in...

4-5 July

In the June / July School holidays, St Paul's School will host Imagen8 - a unique two day festival for students in Years 5 to 10 celebrating imagination, creativity and innovation. ... The festival will be held on 4 and 5 July 2012 and will feature presentations and workshops by renowned scientist and newly named national living treasure Dr Karl, A...

5-21 July
Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

In a place you know. In a time not far away. You are being watched. They are listening in. And the citizens are rioting. The government has imposed a curfew to be set in place tonight. Follow Archie and Fay, an older man and a younger woman, as they attempt to form a connection in a world that is fast-falling apart around them. Brisbane’s br...

6 July

Independence day marks the most important day on the American calendar. The day the United States declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. It was once celebrated by 13 gunshots fired in salute. Today, Independence day marks a celebration of all things American: hot hits, hot dogs, cheese burgers, cheerleaders, jocks and of course BE...

7 July

Come and experience a wonderful evening filled with delicious food, live music, love and laughter. A Night for Oscar will deliver a selection of gourmet canapes and tasty noodles, with a stellar show by the band No Standing. Join us at Riverlife's unique venue, overlooking the Brisbane River, and be there to show our most courageous Oscar we c...

11 July

"TKTN a place for women to connect  - business networking and personal growth in a positive environment" ... Our very Special Guest is Sandy Forster of Wildly Wealthy Woman. Oprah was impressed by her and so will you. ...  Since transforming her life from welfare to millionaire she’s now recognised as one of the world’s leadi...

12-29 July
Occurs every week on Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

The Other Production Company presents ... The Velveteen Rabbit - A new musical ... The Other Production Company gives the musical treatment to the much-loved children’s story by Margery Williams, in this heart-warming production of The Velveteen Rabbit. ... Once upon a time, there was a Velveteen Rabbit. He appeared in the nursery one Christm...

14 July

July 14th, 2012 ... BE IN FRANCE FOR A DAY ..  ... Get ready to immerse yourself in French and French-inspired music, cuisine, wine, culture, entertainment, products and services to celebrate Bastille Day or La Fête Nationale.  ... On Saturday July 14th 2012, The Brisbane French Festival, presented by Total, invites you to “Be...

14-15 July

The Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland (HRCC ) are staging their Annual Historic Queensland Racing & Regularity event on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15st July  2012 at Warwick. ...   ... The feature this year is racing sport cars featuring "The Queensland Tourist Trophy".

16 July

Music night featuring Australian Girls Choir - Melbourne along with local Cambrian Adult and Youth Choirs with proceeds donated to St Paul's Pipe Organ restoration fund.

17 July

Bring along five of your pre-loved fashion favourites, and trade them in for five new ones! ... Commencing at 6pm, enjoy champagne, canapés, live acoustic entertainment and prizes up for grabs while you shop, swap, eat, drink and dance you way to a new wardrobe.

18 July

Join the National Parks koala team to find out more about their work with koalas. Bookings essential.  Adults and teens.

19 July

Calling all Super Heroes! We are raising money for ACT for Kids as part of the Bridge to Brisbane 10km race. Come see the spectacle as we jam as many Super Heroes into into a Suzuki Grand Vitara in the middle of the City! What's in it for you? The first 20 Super Heroes to turn up will get a Comics Etc prize pack valued at $50! That’s right!...

21-28 July
Occurs every week on Saturday

Join in the mid-year festivities and celebrate Christmas in July on board the Kookaburra River Queens! What better way to break up the melancholy moods of winter, than with a fun and festive night on board! Come along, join in a jingle, see Santa and have a feast with the whole family! Book early to avoid disappointment.

21 July

Home Festival is a free, all-ages event held in the beautiful Raymond Park, just behind the Pineapple Hotel in Kangaroo Point. All of the people involved in the festival are doing so voluntarily, with the common goal of creating a meaningful community gathering. ... The festival aims to: ... Embrace and connect the local community ... Provide a str...

22 July

Royal Run for Research ...   ... RBWH Foundation’s annual ‘Royal Run for Research’ will be held on Sunday 22nd July.  The river course starts and finishes at City Botanical Gardens and includes free breakfast and great prizes! Show your support and participate in an 8km run or 6km walk for $25 per person, $69 for family...

22 July

Motorcycle Charity ride in support of Camp Quality. ... Starts at Murarrie recreation reserve. Bike registration from at 07:30 am. Free sausage sizzle for registered participants. Coffee vans on site, part proceed from every coffee go's to CAMP QUALITY (so drink up)  Jumping castle, pony rides, face painting, animal farm for the kids...

26 July

Grill’d Healthy Burgers brings one of Sydney’s hottest young bands to Brisbane for free gig ... Grill’d has today announced Georgia Fair will perform at its Grill’d Wintergarden restaurant on Thursday, 26th July 2012. The free gig will be Georgia Fair’s last performance before they disappear to record a new album. ......

26 July - 23 September

Internationally renowned English photographer Martin Parr is known for his satirical and ... irreverent view of the world and his subjects. In No Worries Parr takes a look at ... Australian clichés of work and play and gives us an outsider’s view of the everyday. No ... Worries is on at Brisbane Powerhouse from Thursday 26 July 2012

26-29 July

The Pryde’s Esi-Feed Brisbane CDI 2012 is coming in July and will showcase elite, international level dressage riders from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Dressage, originally developed by the German Cavalry as a competition to test themselves and their mounts in the movements required for the battlefield, celebrates its 100th year...

27 July

Terry Oldfield is a world acclaimed composer and much loved musician, known for his mastery of the Flute. With over 3 million record sales to date, Terry continues to make a wonderful contribution to the world of music. In 2012 Terry is excited to launch his new album "Journey into Space" on which his brother Mike Oldfield appears as Guest on Gui...

28 July

All profits from this Charity Show will be donated for Cancer Reasearch.  Killer Queen & Peko Proudly supporting Amy Black in her participation in The Ride to Conquer Cancer 2012. ... Between support act from Brisbane's own 'Peko' &  main act'Killer Queen' there will be an auction selling donated arts from the likes of Starr Art &...

28 July

St Anthony's Fiesta is an experience for the whole family. Enjoy a day filled with lots of fun and laughter with 7 exciting rides including The Miami Music Trip, Dodgem Cars, Whirlwind, Super Slide, Alien Laser Game, Cup & Saucer and Jumping Castle. ... Come and enjoy our many Stalls featuring all the old favourites and new ones. Enjoy live ent...

29 July

Join a volunteer to discover the amazing history, plants and animals of the Enoggera Reservoir and surrounds.  Bookings essential. Families with children 9+

August Events

1-4 August

After critically acclaimed seasons in Sydney and Melbourne Briwyant, an Indigenous dance piece created by Vicki Van Hout, makes its way to Brisbane Powerhouse for a 1-4 August season. ... Briwyant uses dance, live video and projections to explore the contrasts between the Dreamtime and urban Indigenous life. The show has been critically acclaimed w...

1-31 August
Occurs every week on Friday

They’re fresh, they’re free and they’re moving in. Kick off your weekend with the cool sounds of our monthly live music residents on Friday nights from some of the best Indie-Pop/Alt Country bands around Australia. Each band will have an entire month to capture the hearts of Brisbane music lovers with a set every week. In August,...

2-3 August

Topology’s Ten Hands was a big hit at Belgium’s Ghent Festival last year, but they wanted to take it further. Working with director Annie Lee, the quintet has created an immersive, enthralling theatrical experience with their epic one-hour composition. The music takes a very fresh approach, the five artists working intensely together to...

4 August

* boys are skating from Brisbane to Ipswich to raise money for children with cancer.

4 August

Pasar Rakyat 2012 is the fantastical celebration of all things Indonesian. Experience the Indonesian traditional market with its food bazaar, music and dance, and for the first time ever, traditional Indonesian toys. ... Produced by Pasar Rakyat 2012 on behalf of the Indonesian Student Association of Queensland and the Indonesian Society of Queensl...

4 August

Brisbane’s well-favoured proto-pop princes Skinny Jean return from a year in the studio to give their city a sneak preview of their highly anticipated forthcoming album The Diving Saucer Returns from a World Where the Sun Never Shines. After the nation-wide critical acclaim that their first album Dolce Doggerel generated, the band has sought...

4-5 August

Clocked Out | The Australian VoicesSaturday, 4 August 2012, 6:30 pm – QCGUhttp://www.conevents.com.au/found-sounds/Tickets $15/$10 at the doorFor those not in Brisbane, tune into ABC!Sunday, 5 August 2012, 3 pm – ABC Sunday Live, broadcast nationally from Ferry Road Studioshttp://www.abc.net.au/classic/content/2012/08/05/3546681.htmEntr...

5 August

Come and help Queensland's rangers celebrate World Ranger Day, which occured on 31 July. You can meet a ranger, see a wildlife presentation, meet Herbie the QPWS mascot and discover the diversity of work rangers undertake.

8-9 August

A double-bill fundraiser performance ... 7.30pm Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th ... VOICEby Nathan SibthorpeOn this otherwise insignificant night, a group of very important people will gather before a very important man to hear a very important speech.So important in fact, that it might just change everything. Forever.He's only going to say it onc...

9-19 August

August 2012 marks the 10th year of exhibitions for renowned creative duo, outback painter Lyn Barnes and celebrated opal jeweller Alan Thomson. ... Over the past ten years, Lyn and Alan have hosted a gala opening night coinciding with the Ekka to showcase their unique new work at New Farm’s Graydon Gallery. ... The annual event has become an...

9-12 August

Buckle up! Adventure calls bitches! Pam Ann, the original queen of the skies - who has toured with Cher and crewed private jets for Elton John - is back and this time, she means business. “Glamorous, vicious, camp and larger than life” (Sydney Morning Hearld), prepare to take off for the ride of your life. Please note this performance i...

10 August

This will be a stunning evening on the Brisbane River! With masks, mystery and musical melodies; an enchanted evening awaits at our Masquerade Ball. Indulge in an Italian buffet, whilst celebrating this special NEW event for the Kookaburra River Queens. So don’t miss out!

11-12 August

The supreme Conference for new entrepreneurs of Heart Centered Businesses. It is time to put the Crystal and Champagne mindset into your business. How often have you heard the phrase "what I wish I had known before I started my business?" It is time to stop re-inventing the wheel and learn from business owners who have already achieved their drea...

12 August

This unique event will be held on Sunday the 12th of August from 4pm-7pm at The Ship Inn, located in Southbank Parklands. ... For $10 a ticket, brides-to-be can enjoy champagne on arrival, major prize giveaways, live entertainment and a fashion parade whilst basking in a sea of local vintage and handmade vendors.   ... Melanie Weijers, cofoun...

14 August

Join Dave Harper to learn about his research on the northern hairy-nosed wombat. Teens and adults. Bookings essential.

14 August

August 2012 marks the 10th year of exhibitions for renowned creative duo, outback painter Lyn Barnes and celebrated opal jeweller Alan Thomson. ... This year, the artists have decided to make the connection between city and country stronger by offering an educational program to local students called Mother & Me. ... The event has been designed...

15-16 August

After the success of its first season in 2010, the Gypsy Jazz Festival returns in August for more high-energy music. During two nights, Gypsy Jazz and traditional Balkan music will be revisited by modern artists to offer you an explosive, attractive and exciting repertoire. Featuring DJ Tagada, founder of the BALKANS BEATS PARIS, internationally ac...

16 August

The Ecosciences Precinct is opening its doors to showcase its extraordinary science.  There is a lot on offer for the general public including hands-on experiments for the kids, live demonstrations from the CSIRO Education team, and guided tours of ESP, SCINEMA film screenings and real scientists to meet, greet and see what they actually do. D...

17 August - 1 September
Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

“The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.” – Salvador Dalí When Federico Garcia Lorca and a young Salvador Dali crossed paths their lives were inexplicably set alight. Together these art-radicals drew each other i...

18 August

After sell-out performances at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and a whirlwind tour of Asia, The Idea of North returns to The Brisbane Powerhouse for one night only. ... Undoubtedly Australia’s most acclaimed vocal ensemble - the international award-winning group has been ABC Jazz & Classics highest-selling artist for several years - The Ide...

18 August

The Barracks Té Mañanero Lace mantillas will be optional when The Barracks host their Spanish Té mañanero (morning tea) on Saturday August 18th at 11am followed by a special one-off screening of the multi-award winning Spanish film Chinese Take-Away (Un Cuento Chino). ... Chinese Take-Away has been called a “Spanis...

21 August - 2 September

One of Australia’s most respected and accomplished comics, Akmal promises to deliver a show that is punctual and jam-packed with words…some of which he will be using for the first time. Known for his incredible ability to deal with hot topics in a hilarious and slightly offensive way, Akmal draws on his Arabic heritage, his experiences...

23 August - 2 September

Kitty Flanagan returns with her highly anticipated new show and this time she answers all the difficult questions. Questions such as “What’s wrong with teenagers? Why are babies so angry? What snackfoods should be avoided when dating? Should cabaret be outlawed? When did rappers start hating on ladies? Is it okay to take hot beverages i...

24 August

Help celebrate Keep Australia Beautiful Week by shedding some light on the creatures of the night. Bring the whole family on a spotlight of Venman Bushland National Park. Bookings essential.

25 August

RBWH Foundation’s annual ‘A Royal Doodle Do’ will be held on Saturday 25th August at Royal on the Park, from 6:30pm.  With live music, great food, amazing auctions and lots of creative doodling, this colourful event will raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease Research. ...   ... Tickets can be purchased for $140 per perso...

25 August

Witness the local talent of our city with a combination of contemporary bands, acoustic sounds, post-rock, pop, neo-folk and electronica, all created by QUT Music and Sound students. With five hours of entertainment, you’re sure to discover some exciting new sounds.

25 August

Not sure whether or not you should be on a gluten free diet? Find out more about gluten free, coeliac disease and fructose malabsorption at Coeliac Queensland’s Health Seminar.Well renowned experts Dr Sue Shepherd, Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Dr Jason Tye-Din, gastroenterologist, will provide informative presentations and add...

25 August - 13 October
Occurs every week on Saturday

Free Lorna Jane Move Clubs ... Lorna Jane, Australia’s authority on activewear, is hosting free fitness classes across Australia to inspire the nation to get active. ... The ‘Move Clubs’ support the launch of our latest MOVE NOURISH BELIEVE MOVEMENT campaign; motivating Australians to make healthy choices and bring about a nationa...

26 August

Join a volunteer to discover the amazing history, plants and surrounds of Enoggera Reservoir and surrounds.  Bookings essential. Families with children 9+

26 August

The hotly anticipated Bulimba Festival 2012 will be held on Sunday, August 26 from 9am to 5 pm. ... Bringing Oxford Street to life with arts and crafts, delectable treats, carnival rides, fashion parades and sensational live entertainment, the day promises to be bigger and better than ever. ... Since 2011, Bulimba Festival has been coordi...

30 August - 8 September

A post dramatic musical, The Salvation Project explores the ‘white’ relationship to - and future inheritance of - the Australian landscape. Offering conflicting images of beauty and brutality through physical performance, The Salvation Project is a visually striking production that re-imagines what it means to create a contemporary Aust...

September Events

1-16 September

Peaks to Points Festival ... Communities Caring for their Catchments ... From bush walks to a native bee workshop, tree plantings to orienteering events, the Peaks to Points Festival showcases our wonderful natural environment through hands-on activitiesdesigned for all ages and interests. ... Held over two weeks from 1 – 16 September 2012, t...

2 September

The Sunday Mail Suncorp Bank Bridge to Brisbane will be held on Sunday 2 September 2012. ... Now in its 16th  year, the event will now include a new fundraising initiative called “Hero Time”. The concept is simple, for every $1 a participant raises; one second will be taken off their finish time, equalling a “Hero Time.&rdquo...

2 September

Presented by Corinda State School in collaboration with the Brisbane Force Football Club the day is focused on fun for dads and their kids with lots of ”boys’ toys” stalls, demonstrations, games and a liberal dose of football thrown in!  Mums won’t be forgotten with a beautiful chill-out zone. Free Event...

3-16 September

The Heart Foundation is looking for big-hearted volunteers from across Queensland to take part in the annual Doorknock Appeal 3-16 September. ... The charity hopes to recruit a national army of 120,000 volunteers who will aim to raise $5 million nationally to help the fight against heart disease, Australia’s number one killer. ... “As a...

4 September

Australia's leading guitar duo, The Grigoryan Brothers, take on a Russian piano classic The Seasons, a twelve-movement composition written for solo piano by the iconic Russian composer Tchaikovsky. On this tour, Slava and Leonard will perform highlights from The Seasons as well as a selection of their favourite pieces. This will include composition...

4 September

Buy your tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3978896988/ ... Doing Business in China - Brisbane Step by Step Proven System shows YOU How to make a Million and not get burnt! Lindy Chen world renowned expert on importing from China, Managing Director of award-winning ChinaDirect Sourcing and author of ‘Import From China’s, Se...

6-9 September

For all those building and renovating their home, The Sunday Mail Home Show & Outdoor Living Expo is an event not to miss this September! With a special focus on outdoor living, visitors will find everything to transform their outdoor space - just in time for summer! ... Over 300 suppliers with products and services for building, renovatin...

8 September

Brisbane, are you ready? The Stampede is more than just a race, The Stampede is an epic challenge that will push you to your limits. ... Run wild through a gruelling 5km or 10km obstacle course. You’ll crawl through thick mud, climb up cargo nets, slide down the giant slip & slide, run through live wires charged with 10,000 volts and wash...

8 September

We are hosting the Sunshine Coast's first vintage and handmade inspired wedding AND events fair. ... Our vision is to create a wedding and events fair that is as whimsical and glorious as your special day should be. We aim to present the most inspiring talents and products the local region has to offer. ... Be it a spectacular proposal, an engageme...

8-29 September

This year’s Brisbane Festival (8-29 September) will shine a light on local stories, talent and communities, with two home-grown world premiere productions, a triumphant return for Brisbane’s greatest soprano Lisa Gasteen and a play about wartime Brisbane headlining this year’s program. ... An unprecedented 410 Queensland performer...

9 September

Young UN Women Australia focuses on a number of key issues each year that affect women and girls in developing nations; the Spring Campaign is dedicated to raising money and awareness for these causes. Last year’s Spring Campaign raised more than $50,000 to fight Violence Against Women. Join us for this year’s Spring Walk...

12 September

At a time when many classical composers are wondering “what’s next”, composer John Luther Adams has come into his own. Alaska is home to him, and Adams’ music reflects its purity and a great sense of wonder of the natural world. In Adams’ multi-movement percussion piece Strange and Sacred Noises, non-pitched instrument...

14-26 September

Solo exhibition by renowned artist Pamela Gough.  New works inspired by the Australian coastline - Cairns to Tassie - reef to shore.  The places we call home... ... This exhibition explores the Australian way of life, our love affair with the beach and how it provides a reprieve from the everyday and re-energises the soul.  ... Openi...

15 September

Dakabin State School will be celebrating our 'Spring School Fete' on Saturday 15 September 2012 between 10am & 3pm. A great family day out,bringing the community together to celebrate our 20th Year Anniversary. Everyone welcome to come along and join in the fun. ...  

15 September

Holly Riddel is coming to Australia - an international motivational speaker who will change your world with this one day workshop.  Holly will give you the simple and practical tools in life for you to believe in who you are, find your true inner beauty, and awaken your souls desire.  She lives by the motto ‘Love Is My Intention&rsq...

15-16 September

Celebrate Redcliffe Festival will be held on the weekend of 15 and 16 September. Starting with a ‘meet and greet’ on Saturday at Scarborough with the Offshore Superboat Championship drivers – there’ll be chance to see their awesome machines up close, as they practice for the following day’s races. ... Sunday will see R...

15 September

TaikOz and Kodo in concert: 16 taiko players generate high octane thunderous might! ...   ... TaikOz, Australia’s premier taiko ensemble, joins Kodo, one of Japan’s most internationally renowned performing arts groups for a once in a lifetime national Australian concert tour, performing Saturday 15 September at the Brisbane Festiva...

21 September

"On the Rocks" Charity Cocktail Party - A great night out for a great cause! To secure your tickets today please visit www.trybooking.com/BTQS ... ****SPECIAL OFFER – BUY ONE TICKET AND GET ONE FREE, THIS WEEKEND ONLY!!! ****$50 for 2 people for a great night out, get on it! This promotion is valid between Friday (14/9) and Sunday (16/9). Ple...

21 September

For those who tumble, kick and roll - the Asia-Pacific Cheer and Dance Grand Finals is the place to shine.  Hosted by World Cup Cheer and Dance (WCC), the event kicks off at Boondall on Friday the 21st of September! ... Tickets available on the door.

22-23 September

Mick O’Malley’s Irish Pub brings you the Guinness Celtic Music Festival, a two day event celebrating everything Irish! ...   ... This event is part of the lead up to the Anniversary of Arthur Guinness’ birthday on Friday, the 29th of September. ...   ... Who is Arthur Guinness, you ask? ...   ... The creator of...

22-23 September

Power, Sail & Paddle an industry showcase unlike anything seen before in Brisbane. This is the only on-water event in the State which is completely dedicated to promoting the benefits of and access to a marine recreation based lifestyle.In 2012, Power, Sail & Paddle will be based around the Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club with numerous displa...

22-23 September

For those who tumble, kick and roll - the Asia-Pacific Cheer and Dance Grand Finals is the place to shine.  Hosted by World Cup Cheer and Dance (WCC), the event kicks off at Boondall from 21-25 September. ... American all-star cheerleader Maddie Gardner will be flying in for the much anticipated competition, filming segments for her hit US TV...

22 September

We are having our very FIRST OFFICIAL OPENING and would like to invite you to join us for a time of celebration over fun, games, entertainment and FREE SAUSAGE SIZZLE!!! Nag bring the kids, grandma, grandpa... this is not to be missed! We will also be joined by the Hon Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor of Brisbane at 1:00pm to officially launch the site. .....

26 September - 15 October

Near is an on going portrait of Katrin Koenning’s family that journeys into the complexities and challenges of love and belonging. Spanning over years, this work is a quiet narrative on the passing of time. The family’s story is common to the 21st century – they are spread across four countries; torn apart and thrown together by m...

27-28 September

  ...   ... Thur 27th Sept @ 7.30pm, The Box, 29 Vulture St, West End ... Fri 28th Sept @ 8pm, Trinity Wilston Uniting Church Hall ... As part of Brisbane Fringe Festival ...   ... Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales is one of the cornerstones of English Literature, studied by people all over the world for centuries and adapted into...

27 September

Palms aren't only on the beach! Experience a journey through the mysterious grove of tall piccabeen palms and sub-tropical rainforest on this 1 km walk. Join the park ranger and take a closer look at the rainforest's special features and the plants and animals that live here. Bookings required (07) 3512 2300

29 September

WHEN: Saturday 29th September ... WHERE: Roma Street Parkland, Celebration Precinct, Brisbane, QLD, 4000 ... TIMES: 10am – 2pm ... PRICE: FREE ... HASHTAG: #BITP2012 ...   ... Overview of Event ... Dogs of all shapes and sizes are invited to bring their owners along to the wonderful PURINA® BARK IN THE PARK® - the doggy social e...

29 September

  ... CABOOLTURE FAMILY FUN DAY CELEBRATING QSEC'S FIRST BIRTHDAY! ...   ...   ... Help us celebrate our first birthday with Family Fun Day at QSEC! ...   ... With an exciting Superheroes theme including a 1989 BATMOBILE replica, this event encourages all families in the region to come together for free entertainment, activ...

29 September

Take a guided tour and enjoy the spectacular spring wildflower display at Mount Mee. Bookings required (07) 3512 2300. Teens and adults.

30 September

The Brisbane Baroque Players is a string ensemble formed in 2011 to explore the inspiring range of music written in the baroque era. Founded by students of the Queensland Conservatorium, the group aims to bring music to our audiences with energy, passion and warmth.  ... In our September concert we will take to the stage with guest solois...

30 September

Join a volunteer to discover the amazing history, plants and animals of the Enoggera Reservoir and surrounds. Adults and children 9+. Bookings required (07) 3512 2300

October Events

2 October

Come and help celebrate World Habitat Day. Big and small ... there will be wildlife galore! See and learn about some wonderful Australian animals with rangers from South East Queensland Wildlife Centre.

3 October

Big and small ... there will be wildlife galore! See and learn about some wonderful Australian animals with rangers from South East Queensland Wildlife Centre.

4 October

Come and help the rangers celebrate World Animal Day by discovering some crazy creatures that creep in the creek. Come and learn what you can do to help look after these amazing creatures through stories, dip-netting and a wildlife presentation. Children 6-10 years. Bookings required (07) 3512 2300

5-7 October

Saved by music – how a ratty bunch of housemates rise above their surroundings. ... After touring the Netherlands with The Kransky Sisters earlier this year, Topology returned to Brisbane fired up with new music and theatre ideas. ... In Share House, the band have been living together in one house for as long as anyone can remember. The only...

5 October

Big and small ... there will be wildlife galore! See and learn about some wonderful Australian animals with rangers from South East Queensland Wildlife Centre.

5-26 October
Occurs every week on Friday

They’re fresh, they’re free and they’re moving in. Kick off your weekend with the cool sounds of our monthly live music residents on Friday nights as some of the best Indie-Pop/Alt Country bands around stake their claim on the Turbine Platform. Each band will have an entire month to capture the hearts of Brisbane music lovers with...

6 October

WHEN: Saturday 6th October 2012 7-10 pm WHERE: Princess Theatre, Woolongabba, Brisbane COST: FREE! ... Description ... If you’re looking for a fun, a spiritually uplifting way to spend an evening then discover the joy of Kirtan, the music of the spiritual world!After a great evening we had on the Gold Coast in July; Mantra Rock Dance will giv...

7 October

Kidsafe Day in the Park – FREE child restraint checks and fun for the family! ... Sunday 7 October ... 7th Brigade Park 10am to 2pm ... NRMA Insurance invites you to check that you have the right restraint for your child and that it is installed correctly - for FREE! ... There will be Kidsafe safety displays and information available. Come fo...

9 October - 4 November

A photography exhibition that transforms the landscapes and wildlife of the Galapagos Islands into a surreal representation of the world at large. Ecuadorian photographer Fernando Espinosa ventured into the Galapagos Islands over the course of two years to capture a contradiction; an environment that is both harsh and unrelenting and yet a paradise...

10-20 October

The hilariously inventive Suitcase Royale are back, bringing you another masterfully-mad tale from the dusty-plains of the Australian outback. Welcome to the Blue Lagoon Caravan Park, an idyllic paradise somewhere in the heart of Australia. Wombats are the main attraction, loved by all, until something goes wrong – a mysterious disease h...

14 October

Welcome to Shopaholics Day Out – The Ultimate Indulgence will be a true one day of indulgence.  Not only will you be able to buy new and exciting products in the 'Shopaholics Emporium' you will also be able to enjoy many beauty treatments in our ‘Pampering Pavilion’, find out about all the latest information on health, f...

14 October

The Great Brisbane Duck Race is Australia’s largest charity duck race, raising funds for cancer research at the PA Hospital. ... Buy your duck ticket for the chance to WIN a brand new car thanks to presenting partner Motorama. ... Join us for a day filled with free live entertainment, family fun activities including rides, animal farm, face p...

14 October

Have nothing to do on Sunday? Come to our Fete! We would like to invite everyone to come and enjoy a fantastic family day out. There will be: - Egyptian food and sweets and coffee - Erythrian food, tea and coffee - Egyptian photos (dress up in Egyptian costumes and have your make up done and look like Egyptian royalty) - ri...

14 October
Occurs every week on Friday

Funny, free and freakin’ awesome. We’re talking about Livewired, our free comedy program. In the past we’ve been entertained by the likes of Tripod, Josh Thomas, Wil Anderson, Gina Yashere, The Bedroom Philosopher and Stephen K Amos. Warning: Livewired is open to all ages but is recommended for people aged 15 years and older. Some...

14 October
Occurs every week on Friday

Funny, free and freakin’ awesome. We’re talking about Livewired, our free comedy program. In the past we’ve been entertained by the likes of Tripod, Josh Thomas, Wil Anderson, Gina Yashere, The Bedroom Philosopher and Stephen K Amos. Warning: Livewired is open to all ages but is recommended for people aged 15 years and older. Some...

17-21 October

Brisbane’s worst vegetarian restaurant, the Norman Hotel is turning 123 and with a five day long celebration from 17 October, they’re proving you’re only as old as you feel. ... There’ll be something for everyone during their birthday week, including the release of the Ekka Champion beef. ... Whether your style is beef and b...

17 October - 5 November

A photo-documentary investigating the lives of 6 fat activists in Australia. If you think about the TV shows you watch, the articles you read in magazines, the pictures we see in the media and advertising, the representation of fat people is often superficial or laden with moral consequences for being fat. Fat Stories challenges these stereotypes s...

17 October

Internationally adored Quebec folk outfit Le Vent Du Nord presents their repertoire of original music and traditional French songs. Since its 2002 founding, the quartet has become one of the leading exponents of Quebec’s culture, having given more than 1000 concerts worldwide. The talented singers/ multi-instrumentalists have racked up s...

18 October

America’s foremost avant-everything/pop-actionists return to Australia on the back of their acclaimed new LP Always. Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart is a poet of the damned. Over the course of their albums he has traced out the darkest edge of human civilisation. Cataloguing the stories of those behind closed doors, without voices of their own,...

19 October

9 Designers from all around Australia will come to Brisbane to show their upcoming collections. This not to be missed event will be held on the 19th of October 2012, At the Princess Theatre. ... Gift bags and free photos, 9 amazing designers, what more would you want. ...   ... Ticket pricing are ... $30 - VIP front row - Gift bags ... $20 2nd...

19-27 October
Occurs every week on Sunday, Friday & Saturday

The Pine Rivers Musical Association is proud to present Oliver, the musical.  Based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, the musical tells the story of a nine-year-old work-house boy who famously asks for “more”, he is then sold to an undertaker and his wife but promptly runs away, taking the long journey to London. ...

19 October

Music from the Renaissance, accompanied by readings and short scenes from Shakespeare ...   ... Tickets $8 / $5 concessions - available from sarah on 0450572445 or email sarah@spangled-aura.com

19 October

Help celebrate National Water Week by shedding some light on the creatures of the night and bring the whole family on a spotlight walk from Walkabout Creek down to the Enoggera Reservoir. Bookings required (07) 3512 2300

20 October

Citra Malaysia aims to promote Malaysia as a unique country with diverse races, languages, religions and various remarkable cultural traditions that have been preserved for generations. The festival also presents Malaysia as a chosen destination for many international tourists and holidaymakers. This will be demonstrated through our cultural perfor...

20 October

Picture this - First, take Brisbane’s most atmospheric outdoor venue. Then, add 6 awesome bands, circus performers, an art gallery, market stalls, kids activities and some tasty treats. The result? A celebration not to be missed! The CARE Community Festival 2012.  Potential side effects include laughter, uncontrollable dancing, rushes o...

20 October

Fundraiser Event ... D’vine Events is hosting a fundraiser dinner to helpraise money for “Redkite – supporting children through Cancer” ...   ... Tickets: $45.00 per person (all you can eat buffet andcomplimentary beer, wine or soft drink) ... Donations made by: Secret Touch, Memoriesin a Flash, XXXX, Harbour Day Spa, B...

20 October

Can’t handle the crowds of massive festivals? Then come along to our Medieval Day on Saturday 20th October 2012 from 2-8pm. It’s a fantastic opportunity have a tour through Medieval camps and chat to re-enactors, watch some Maypole & Morris Dancing, Medieval Fashion Parades, Cooking Demonstrations & Live Music only 8km from Bris...

20 October

Talent@Redlands:  A community concert is being held at Redland Bay State School on Saturday 20th October from 3.30pm to 5.00pm.  Featuring internationally renowned violinist Attila Sautov as well as community and school acts.  Entry fee is a donation at the door, all funds raised go to the school’s chaplaincy program.  Thi...

21 October
Occurs every week on Friday

If you enjoy live music and like it even better when it’s free, check out Live Spark, featuring the best indie pop/rock talent from Brisbane and beyond. This week features Jeremy Neale on guitar and vocals and band members Liam Campbell on guitar, Brad Evans on drums, Zachary Miller on Bass and Sam O’Brien on sax. They will share p...

21 October - 25 November
Occurs every week on Sunday

Kids of 88 and Avalanche City to launch Sundae Sessions at Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas, Brisbane ... The perfect way to enjoy an Aussie summer day ...   ... MEDIA RELEASE, 15 October 2012: Ben & Jerry’s has joined forces with OzHarvest to bring some of Australia’s favourite bands centre stage to raise funds and awa...

23 October

Come and cook for the judges from Ready Steady Cook, Damian Heads and Dominique Rizzo, to become the 2012 Kidsafe Culinary Champions. ... The Kidsafe Cook-off 2012 launches in King George Square on national Kidsafe Day, Tuesday 23 October.  Free general admission on the day! ... Twenty teams, each representing different occupations, whizz, whi...

24 October - 3 November

Returning after a highly successful inaugural World Theatre Festival 2010 season, Performance Anxiety draws parallels between the anxieties of a performer and those we experience while ‘performing’ in our day-to-day lives. Whether ‘performing’ be in the bedroom, boardroom or the supermarket checkout queue, nationally acclaim...

25 October

The Ideas2Market Introductory workshop is designed for those who would like to start a business, inventors, or those with early stage business ideas. ... An initiative of the Queensland Government, the Ideas2Market small business workshops are delivered around Queensland by the AIC’s experienced facilitators and include a range of guest speak...

27-28 October

It is almost Halloween at the magic castle, but strange things are starting to happen in the Haunted Forest on the edge of the kingdom.  Come and join us for a walk around the kingdom and meet the magical characters who live there. ... A promenade performance suitable for children age 5-8. Route has no steps and is suitable for pushchairs and...

28 October

Join a volunteer to discover the amazing history, plants and animals of the Enoggera Reservoir and surrounds. Bookings required (07) 3512 2300

28 October

Come and enjoy a family day full of spectacular Cheerleading and Dance presented by World Cup Cheer.

November Events

1-3 November

It’s the most fun you can have in a dark room with strangers. Brisbane Underground Film Festival (BUFF) screens recent, weird, low budget, risky and overlooked films to people whose curiosity goes beyond the megaplex. Defining underground movies as a mixture of highbrow (video art and experimental film) and lowbrow (gore and boobs), BUFF has...

2-4 November

The Gold Coast International Marine Expo will be held on November 2,3 and 4 and offers FREE entry and FREE car parking. The Expo showcases everything marine including electronics, jet skis, tinnies, clothing and will have hundreds of boats on display from power to sail boats, super yachts to kayaks.  ...   ... The Expo is a not-for profit...

2 November

Trick or treat? Come celebrate this creepy Halloween evening with the ghosts and ghouls of the Brisbane River. Enjoy a delicious CARVE-ry buffet dinner and cruise through the dark city night. The Kookaburra River Queens will put on an event you won’t want to miss. Get in before the ghosts get you!

2-3 November

As seen on Good News Week, Australia’s favourite skinny man and purple puppet bring their award-winning brand of musical comedy to Brisbane. Ancient parchments! Deadly secrets! Flimsy props! When Randy discovers he is heir to an enormous fortune, he seeks to reclaim his rightful throne. Will Sammy J stand in his way? Probably. Grab a home wil...

2-4 November

02-04 November ...   ... The Ultimate Master Class - Steffen Peters & Jonah Oliver ... A world class event combining the technical and mental training methods of two internationally recognised specialists - Olympic and World Games medallist, Steffen Peters, and leading sports psychologist, Jonah Oliver. ...   ... FRIDAY 2 NOV: THE ULT...

2 November

A year-long collaboration between an artist who survived cancer and scientific imaging experts has resulted in a series of stunning artworks that will be on show on Friday November 2nd at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience. ... Joannah Underhill's work, created with the support of Dr Nick Hamiltonand John Griffin from the IMB, explores the...

3-4 November

Date: Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th November 2011 ... Where: RNA Show-grounds Main Oval ... Information: Relay For Life is an overnight community event where teams of 10-15 participate in a relay-style walk or run to raise funds for Cancer Council’s research, education and support programs. The event brings to together the whole community...

3 November

The Big Night Off is a night designed specifically for mums. The party STARTS at 8pm and finishes by 11:30pm. The good news is you get to be there for the BEST part and still get home by a decent hour. ... A night off for mums to have some fun kid free!! woohoo Saturday the 3rd of November 2012, The Jubilee Hotel Brisbane from 8:00pm. ... Come and...

3 November

Looking for Adventure? Inspired to try an amazing race style event? ... Teams of two combine cycling, kayaking and running (or walking), to navigate around a fun course revealed only one hour prior to race start. ... Teams can be male, female,mixed, parent/child, corporate, schools – as long as you’ve got two people aged...

3 November

The Australian Council for Europe (ACE) will celebrate all things Español at the Queensland Art Gallery's 'Portrait of Spain' exhibition on Saturday, November 3rd. ... Guests will enjoy the flavours, music, art and culture of Spain with tapas, dinner, traditional music, dance performances and an exclusive guided tour of the exhibition. ... &...

3 November

We are excited to announce ‘a ladies only 18+’ Shades of Cheeky Party/fundraiser cocktail evening.  This fabulous night will showcase elegant lingerie fashion parade, tantalising readings, cheeky games, tips on how to create your own cheeky red room…,the opportunity to meet our two sexy inspired Mr. Greys’, professiona...

4 November

Ben & Jerry’s has joined forces with OzHarvest to bring some of Australia’s favourite bands centre stage to raise funds and awareness for charity, and create the best Sundae Sessions ever at the annual Brisbane Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinema. ...   ... This coming Sundae Session on the 4th of November in Brisbane with T...

6 November

Watch the race that stops then nation with a glass of bubbles in hand. O'Malley's is offering two types of tickets this year and we're looking forward to a cracking day.Jockey Ticket: $25.00Giddy Up Ticket: $69.00To book call us on 07 3211 9881 or email us on functions@mickomalleys.com.au

6 November

Catch the cream of Brisbane’s emerging instrumental and vocal jazz talent in this magical night of big band jazz. The Con Artists are 18 of the best young players from the Queensland Conservatorium’s, premier jazz orchestra, conducted by legendary trumpeter, John Hoffman.Covering a vast repertoire of jazz standards and works by leading...

6 November

Calling Brisbane’s A-List – Rydges Hotel South Bank has had a makeover and it’s ready to show off. Reserve your seat today for the only place to be seen away from the track this Melbourne Cup! ... Hosted by Brisbane’s Style Queen, Laura Stead, the event will take place in the luxurious new Podium events centre designed by re...

7 November - 3 December

Photographer, journalist, and human rights activist Shahidul Alam examines the issue of the increasing number of extra-judicial killings in Bangladesh. In 2004 the Bangladesh government created a new armed enforcement agency, The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), in response to a perceived law and order crisis. From early days RAB became notorious for...

7 November - 3 December

This documentary photographic exhibition presents a historical photographic overview of the Bangladesh war of independence in 1971. The Bangladesh war of independence was one of the bloodiest conflicts in living memory. An incredible list of talented and deeply dedicated photographers from all across the globe responded to one of the greatest...

9 November

Come and help celebrate National Recycling Week by shedding some light on the creatures of the night. Bring the whole family on a spotlight walk at Maiala. Bookings required (07) 3512 2300

9 November

Unanimously hailed for continuing his renowned father Fela Kuti’s musical legacy, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 perform their mighty new album From Africa With Fury: Rise. The new album sees Seun Kuti finding his voice as songwriter, singer, and band leader in his own right. Experience Seun Kuti and Egypt 80’s extraordinary live power, scorchi...

9 November

...   ...   ...   ... Tickets are on sale for the building and construction industry’s night of nights, the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) 2012 Excellence Awards. The Awards, supported by Major Event Sponsor Brookfield Multiplex, have grown to become the construction industry’s foremost celebration of training and...

10 November

He is the originator of the ultimate Peter Allen portrayal and that’s why one of Australia’s most versatile and critically acclaimed performers, Todd McKenney is returning to the stage with a brand new show “Songs and Stories of Peter Allen”, a live national concert tour from October to December 2012.  Tickets go on sal...

10 November

Like your music, performance, and visual arts with a kick? Experience the freshest multi-arts line up around, when 2high Festival returns for its 19th year. In this one-day festival, you’ll be able to experiment with works that challenge, engage and invite you to play. Curated by 12 young producers and featuring performances and exhibitions f...

11 November

What does it mean to take a wild animal’s life? For a child with a life-threatening medical condition whose greatest wish is to become a hunter, the answer is both powerful and personal. The Harvest, a documentary film by Gabriel DeLoach, joins three such children and the organisation that supports them as they make this dream come true. A jo...

11-15 November

Avon, the world’s no 1 supporter of breast cancer causes will be spreading the message of Christmas hope, by installing a gigantic light up Christmas bauble measuring a whopping 4x4m, in King George Square from the 11th  - 15th November 2012 ... We’re encouraging people to get creative! Take a photo with the installation and upload...

14-17 November

The Helpmann nominated Trevor Ashley (Hairspray, Priscilla, Diamonds Are For Trevor) plays Natalie Portly, a ballet dancer with body dysmorphia who dreams of being a star! Can she overcome the obstacles of a psychotic mother, the choreographer from hell, and a lesbian ballerina with a dark side and make it out the other end alive? Well, no actually...

17 November

A fundraiser dinner to raise money for QLD mother's with cancer. Ticket prices include a two course served meal and premium drinks package as well as entertainment on the night,auctions and raffles to win some great prizes. ...   ... All proceeds are donated directly to Mummy's Wish and assist mum's with cancer by providing fuel vouchers to ge...

17 November

An evening of Music, Heart Felt Stories and Thousands of Dollars of Giveaways as Queensland Artist and Redcliffe Aftercare Volunteer, Donna Hawkins, who is currently facing the fight of her life with Breast Cancer. There will be raffle prizes galore, a great lucky door prize (original painting by Brisbane artist Lin Stanton), surprise prizes, a spe...

17 November

Solo Art Exhibition - One Day Only ... Elaine has been winning awards for her colourful, and interesting original paintings. There will be a variety for sale, they will make great Xmas gifts.

18 November

Oceanics and Gung Ho to play Sundae Sessions at Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas, Brisbane ... The perfect way to enjoy an Aussie summer day ...   ... MEDIA RELEASE, 12 November 2012: Ben & Jerry’s has joined forces with OzHarvest to bring some of Australia’s favourite bands centre stage to raise funds and awareness for...

20 November

Meet the best-selling author of the ‘Rebus’ series. Join best-selling Scottish crime writer, Ian Rankin, as he discusses his brandnew novel, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, which will see his famous hero Rebus bought out of retirement. Since Rebus’ first appearance in 1987 Ian’s novels have gained global acclaim,...

20 November

Enjoy a night of world class music with the critically acclaimed, Yasmin Levy. With a contemporary sound that draws on Ladino and Turkish influences, Yasmin performs songs from her stellar career, delivering deep, spiritual music and an unforgettable vocal repertoire. Accompanied by an ensemble of internationally renowned musicians, Yasmin has sold...

23-25 November

Oil Painting Master Artist, Marcel Desbiens presents an exhibition of paintings by a selection of skilled artists.

24 November

This event is presented by the Royal Historical Society of Queensland. ... Italians have been part of our Australian heritage since the1800s and this exciting exhibition heralds their contribution to ourculture.  The exhibition at the Commissariat Store will cover important facets of the Italian heritage in Queensland including immigration, cu...

25 November

Variety – the Children’s Charity will host the fourth annual Santa Fun Run on Sunday 25th November 2012. Join in the world’s greatest fun run and be a Clause for a Cause!You can run it, walk it, skip it, hop it - finish it however you like, just make sure you do it in your official five piece Variety Santa Suit! Best of all, regis...

25 November

Join a volunteer to discover the amazing history, plants and animals of the Enoggera Reservoir and surrounds. Bookings required (07) 3512 2300

27-28 November

Faster, steeper, higher, deeper - the Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels tour is coming to Australia. Catch the steepest and deepest in high-adrenalin outdoor sport films when the 2012 Radical Reels Tour comes to Brisbane this November. Hurtle down steep untouched powder, feel the cold spray of stomach dropping kayak first descents,...

29 November - 1 December

The crowd-surfing queen of kamikaze cabaret is back in a return season that’ll have you purr-ing over this purr-fect post-postmodern diva. Meow Meow’s unique brand of cabaret kitsch and performance art exotica has inspired and hypnotised audiences worldwide. The spectacular crowd-surfing queen of song drags cabaret kicking and screaming...

December Events

4-8 December

SOLD OUT DANCE THEATRE SPECTACULAR RETURNS ... Following the, award-winning sell out season at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2007, Polecats returns to theatres across Australia to showcase a breathtaking and unique marriage of contemporary dance, ballet and pole dancing. ... Created by respected Artistic Director, Cathy Adamek, Polecats mixes ele...

6-12 December

If you thought you’d seen every kind of art exhibition there was, think again. What happens when you pair a film director with a jeweller, a sculptor with an illustrator or a motion designer with a choreographer? You get the unexpected. Seven w/ Another is a triannual art exhibition bringing Brisbane’s best creative minds into the spotl...

7 December

The QSEC Movie Series kicks off again next month with 3 family nights of entertainment. Gates open each night from 6.30pm with free activities for the kids! Then the movie lights up the big screen at around 7.30pm. We always have yummy food and drink available for purchase and we recommend you bring a blanket to snuggle up in.&n...

7-28 December
Occurs every week on Friday

They’re fresh, they’re free and they’re moving in. Kick off your weekend with the cool sounds of our monthly live music residents on Friday nights as some of the best Indie-Pop/Alt Country bands around stake their claim on the Turbine Platform. Each band will have an entire month to capture the hearts of Brisbane music lovers with...

7 December

Art exhibition by Annica Malmkvist is held at Five Sisters Art House Cafe on the 3rd December 2012- 25th January 2013. ... Paintings and drawings that reflects the versatility in her expression and her passion for intricacy and color will be displayed. ... OPENING night will be on FRIDAY 7th of DECEMBER from 6pm- 9pm ~Bar~Live Jazz Trio featur...

8 December

Join us for a High Tea Fundraising Event, in aid of ... the homeless families & children of Brisbane ... supporting Student Care Welfare QLD Inc.. ... - ... 2pm-5pm, Saturday, 8th December ... The Garden Room, Mansfield Tavern ... Tickets are $40 per person ... ‘Invite friends for a table of 8’ ... - ... The day will include a spect...

12-15 December

Australia’s clown prince of polyester has been making the world laugh for more than 25 years… and he’s funnier than ever in his brand new solo show! Bob Downe is coming back to Brisbane to sing and swing his way through 20 Golden Greats. Hot on the heels of hit seasons in Edinburgh, Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide, it’s the...

13 December

On December 13th, 6:30pm at Palace Centro Cinemas the new monthly event; Premiere Thursdays will return with the heart-warming and quirky French film Paris-Manhattan.   ... Playfully poking fun at France’s ongoing love affair with the acclaimed New York auteur, PARIS-MANHATTAN affectionately references a slew of his classi...

16 December

If you enjoy live music and like it even better when it’s free, check out Live Spark, featuring the best indie pop/rock talent from Brisbane and beyond. Join us for a special Christmas send off when we celebrate the final Live Spark of 2012. A selection of artists from the Livespark 2012 season will return to perform Christmas favourites...

18-23 December

This Christmas Good News Company is hosting a walk through nativity set. Complete with live animals, Christmas lights, and the Nativity movie on screen for all to see. Come enjoy coffee and cake while the kids enjoy the live entertainment. Bring your neighbors, friends and family, we'd love to see you there. The cafe will be open all evening.

21 December

Funk, sway and hip-hop to three of Queensland’s hottest Indigenous bands. Start the night off with Brisbane hiphop masters Impossible Odds, headed by front-man Rival MC aka Fred Leone, as they lead the way with their intelligent and soulful lyrics and fresh organic beats. Politically charged with a calling to represent urban Aboriginal Austra...

23 December

This Christmas Good News Company is hosting carols by candelight. Bring your neighbors, friends and family, we'd love to see you there. The cafe will be open all evening.

28 December 2012 - 13 January 2013

The longest running show of any kind in the world Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap continues to delight audiences to this day. This all-new Australian production celebrates 100 performances and 100,000 patrons who’ve attended performances in Sydney, Canberra, Perth and Melbourne. ... Producers Michael Coppel, Louise Withers and Lind...

2013 Events

January Events

1 January - 28 February
Occurs every week on Sunday & Saturday

Join a ranger from the South East Queensland Wildlife Centre to learn about the local wildlife. Catch a glimpse of the elusive platypus and the vulnerable spotted-tailed quoll.

1 January - 14 April

... APT7 marks the 20th anniversary of the series - the only recurring exhibition internationally to present the contemporary art of Asia, the Pacific and Australia. APT7 will feature new and recent work by 75 artists and artist groups from 27 countries throughout the region, ranging from internationally-renowned senior artists to young and emergi...

7 January

Sneak a peek into the exciting world of a wildlife ranger at David Fleay Wildlife Park! Discover what goes on with ’behind the scenes’ activities and experience close encounters with wildlife. ...  

8 January

Big and small—there will be reptiles galore! See and learn about some wonderful Australian species with a stage show by rangers from the South East Queensland Wildlife Centre.

9 January

Sneak a peek into the exciting world of a wildlife ranger at David Fleay Wildlife Park! Discover what goes on with ’behind the scenes’ activities and experience close encounters with wildlife. ...  

10 January

Big and small—there will be reptiles galore! See and learn about some wonderful Australian species with a stage show by rangers from the South East Queensland Wildlife Centre.

Occurs every week on Saturday

Thump Boxing is a 1 hour cardio/strength “blast” incorporating a range of boxing combinations & techniques. Work your arms, legs, core all in the one class! A fantastic way to get a complete workout!

Occurs every week on Friday

Fitness Forever Little Tackers Fitness Class caters for the 2-5 year olds.  In each class we’ll focus on different skills like running, jumping, skipping, throwing, catching etc. the list is endless.  Incorporating music into the class also allows children to learn beats and melodies and how to coordinate moves while singing!

Occurs every week on Friday

Designed to tighten up your body – Fit.Trim.Toned is a complete session focussing on cardio, strength, flexibility & core work.  ... You’ll end the class not only feeling fitter & toned but with renewed energy! ... Perfect for mums as you can bring along the kids and they can play in a secure yard!

14 January

Sneak a peek into the exciting world of a wildlife ranger at David Fleay Wildlife Park! Discover what goes on with ’behind the scenes’ activities and experience close encounters with wildlife. ...  

14 January - 30 December
Occurs every week on Monday

Heart Foundation Heartmoves is a gentle physical activity program suitable for anyone who hasn’t done any exercise in a while. You can exercise at your own pace in a friendly atmosphere. ... Heartmoves is open to everyone and is designed to be safe for people with stable long term health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or obesity....

15 January

Ever wondered why snakes don’t have legs? Join a ranger for fun activities and a reptile presentation. Discover fascinating snake facts and learn how to be ‘snake smart’.

15 January

Experience what it is like to be a ranger! Learn how to protect native plants and animals with bush regeneration, games and a wildlife presentation. Plant a seed to encourage gliders into your own backyard.

16 January

Sneak a peek into the exciting world of a wildlife ranger at David Fleay Wildlife Park! Discover what goes on with ’behind the scenes’ activities and experience close encounters with wildlife. ...  

16 January

Dinosaurs may have been the ruling reptiles when they walked the earth but meet some of our modern day reptiles in this live reptile show by rangers from the South East Queensland Wildlife Centre.

17 January

Bring a picnic and join rangers on activities the whole family will enjoy. See a wildlife presentation and join a guided walk to discover what animals forage in the forest.

19 January

YPAQ   (Youth Performing Arts Qld) is taking an energetic set of youth actors back to school over the  holidays.  These kids are not complaining though…………   it’s their chance at playing  Troy, Sharpay and Gabrielle  - just a number of the engaging characters&n...

19 January

The Brisbane branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Australia invites you to our Open House to learn about the benefits of our form of exercise, watch a demonstration, talk with instructors and membersover a cuppa and light refreshments. We are a non-profit, charitable organisation run by volunteers. We hold classes at Lutwyche, Indooroopilly. Hol...

19-31 January

In celebration of Australia Day, Grill’d has created a ‘Coat of Arms’ burger, featuring a unique blend of kangaroo and emu, giving hungry Australians the opportunity to eat their national emblem. ... The patriotic creation combines a premium and deliciously lean kangaroo and emu pattie with native thyme mayo, beetroot, quandongs,...

21 January

Sneak a peek into the exciting world of a wildlife ranger at David Fleay Wildlife Park! Discover what goes on with ’behind the scenes’ activities and experience close encounters with wildlife. ...  

22 January

Sneak a peek into the exciting world of a wildlife ranger at David Fleay Wildlife Park! Discover what goes on with ’behind the scenes’ activities and experience close encounters with wildlife. ...  

22 January

Big and small—there will be reptiles galore! See and learn about some wonderful Australian species with a stage show by rangers from the South East Queensland Wildlife Centre.

23 January

Dinosaurs may have been the ruling reptiles when they walked the earth but meet some of our modern day reptiles in this live reptile show by rangers from the South East Queensland Wildlife Centre.

24 January

The 2013 Australia Day Lunch will be held on Thursday 24 January 2013 at BCEC on Grey Street, South Bank, Brisbane. The lunch is Queensland’s first major corporate event for 2013 and the perfect opportunity for the business community to come together and celebrate what’s great about Australia. ... Enjoy a three course lunch, live music...

24 January

Big and small—there will be reptiles galore! See and learn about some wonderful Australian species with a stage show by rangers from the South East Queensland Wildlife Centre.

26 January

Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC, Governor of Queensland, and Mr Stuart McCosker invite you to an Australia Day Open Day at Government House.  ... Saturday 26 January, 2013; ... Free entry; ... Gates open from 10 am until 3 pm ... Walk through historic Government House, with Volunteer Guides on hand to answer your questions (obtain your f...

26 January

South Bank will be a hive of excitement this Australia Day, with live performances by chart toppers and critically acclaimed group, Evermore, Rockhampton’s favourite sons Busby Marou and local indie group, Art of Sleeping. ... Enjoy free activities, children’s entertainment, Flag Raising Ceremony, Celebration of Faiths event, Triple M W...

26 January

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to severe weather forcasts. ... For further information on what’s happening in the Moreton Bay Region, like us on Facebook @ MBRC.Events, visit http://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/events or phone Council on 3205 0555.

26-27 January

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th January Australia Day at The Exchange Hotel's OFFICIAL Triple J Hottest 100 Event! Spanning over 2 days, prepare to embrace all that is Australian! Pluggers, cold beer, singlets and good music - what more could you ask for? Saturday - The official countdown will be broadcast Sunday - Live Unearthed artist showcase...

26 January

This Australia Day, the Parklands, South Bank, Brisbane, is the place to be. The Australia Day Festival will bring the Parklands to life with colour, sound and movement as some of Queensland’s most talented performers and community groups entertain audiences throughout the day. Be there to enjoy live music, a vibrant stage program a...

30 January - 3 February

... “In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.” – HH the 14th Dalai Lama ... “The function of freedom is to free someone else.” – Toni Morrison ... Om Ma Ni Pad Mey Hum - Jewel in the Lotus ... Brisbane’s fifth annual Festival of Tibet celebrates the Tibetan way of life, founded on...

February Events

1-3 February

Shen Yun ... Feb 1-3, 2013 Brisbane, Australia ... Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating brand new show you will never forget. ... Shen Yun captures the spirit of a culture long lost. The show moves quickly through regions, dynasties, and legends. Ethnic and folk da...

1 February

Holland Park Singalong Piano Bar: 2/2/13, 7-11pm, situated at the Holland Park Bowls Club, Abbotsleigh Rd (10mins from CBD using S-E Freeway). ... Free entry, requests, opportunity to put name on blackboard to have turn at playing. Singalongcol leads requests - she has a repertoire of thousands, playing by ear, including scores of diverse well know...

1 February - 30 December
Occurs every week on Monday & Friday

Our Bootcamps are designed for all levels of fitness, with fun a high priority. You work at your own pace, and we can modify any exercise to be harder or easier as required. ... You will lose weight, gain energy, increase your fitness and you will look and feel amazing!

2 February

NWA/AWA proudly present Grindhouse Wrestling II: "Judgement Day" - live in the cinema!Our big return takes place on Saturday February 2 at Tribal Theatre. The follow up to our successful debut promises to be even BIGGER than last time, including a special halftime-entertainment screening of Eros Romero's award winning Horror short-film, "Dorothy"....

7 February

Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums), and Lloyd Swanton (bass) conjure a chemistry together that defies description in orthodox terms. Featuring lengthy pieces which slowly unravel in the most mesmerising fashion, frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove, the sixteen albums by The Necks stand up to re-listening time and time again. T...

8 February

International award winning Cuban pianist and composer Marialy Pacheco launches her first Australian trio CD “Spaces Within”. ... Cuban pianist and composer Marialy Pacheco launches her first Australian trio album “Spaces Within” featuring spine tingling new works that combine influences of jazz, traditional Cuban music and...

8-23 February

Celebrate Brisbane-Asia connections from 8-23 February 2013 with BrisAsia Festival. ... BrisAsia Festival features a range of traditional and contemporary Asian arts and cultural events and programs across the city, and profiles the work of local artists that identify with an Asian heritage and our local communities. ... Immerse yourself in Bris-As...

9 February

The triumphs and downfalls of underground icon Bobby Liebling who ¬finds himself at the crossroads of life and death. ... Cult rock legend Bobby Liebling has been churning out genre-defining hard rock for over 36 years as the lead singer of the band Pentagram. Various acts of self-destruction, multiple band break-ups, and botched record deals h...

10 February

A concert of medieval and renaissance music with readings and poetry from the time.

12 February - 23 March
Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Stylistic and beautiful art from an organisation in Central Australia which has been working with people with disabilities for over 32 years. Each painting is a unique and colourful vision of country. ... Featuring Billy Benn, Conway Ginger, Lance James, Billy Kenda, Kukula Mcdonald, Jane Mervin, Dan Raberaba & Adrian Robertson.

13-24 February

... Travel Alert: Be Transported ... Exploding the stage with possibilities, World Theatre Festival 2013 is a journey into contemporary, engaging and sometimes challenging theatre from around the world. Changing the way that theatre and performance is considered, World Theatre Festival is an experience beyond the four walls of the theatre. Gather...

16 February

World Gym Southside welcomes you to our Family Fun Day full of free activity for the whole family.  ... Bring your kids along dressed as their favourite superhero and let them enjoy a morning of fairy floss, popcorn, balloon making, face painting, jumping castle and giveaways.  ... For the adults we have a mini health and fitness expo, Au...

18 February

Following their recent roof-raising, foot-stomping show at the Royal Albert Hall, the exceptional Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain are coming back to Australia. As part of a world tour which has included sold-out concerts in New York and London, the “Ukes’ will be bringing their funny, toe tapping, all singing, all plucking obituary o...

Occurs every week on Thursday

We have been running since 1959 and the centre opened in 1965 making us the first service in Brisbane. We offer older people the opportunity to join in activities in our centre and where eligable go on outings. We offer the following activities: ... Quilling and other crafts Wednesday 10.00 am - 11.30 am ... Tai Chi Wednesday 12 noon to 1.00 pm ......

19 February

Beijing, Bangalore, Belfast, Brussels, Berlin, Bern, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and BRISBANE! Immerse yourself in Brisbane’s creative talent. ... PechaKucha Night is a worldwide phenomenon. Beginning in Tokyo in 2003, this renowned design presentation format (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) was pioneered by Klein Dytham Architecture. It...

23 February

On Saturday the 23rd of February 2013 at 11.30am, come along to Springfield Marketplace at 30-34 Commercial Drive, Springfield to enjoy a colourful and festive lion dance event. ... To usher in the New Year, Springfield Marketplace is giving YOU the chance to win 1 of 3 $100 store credit which you can spend at any one of the stores at Springfield...

23 February

The ever popular Dollar Day returns to Eagle Farm on Saturday 23rdFebruary loaded with great value offers and entertainment for the entire family. ... Admission to Eagle Farm Racecourse will drop from the usual $15 to just one dollar, admission for children 17 and under will be free as always. ... Selected food items will also be available for the...

23 February

The Mummy Tree Markets at Morningside will be having their first market of 2013 on Saturday 23rd February 2pm – 6pm at River Park Place Morningside. ... This market is the perfect family outing with free entry and parking, wonderful entertainment including the Festival Magician, Tiny Art, Tiana’s Dance Parties, Boppin’ Babies...

23 February

We are almost at 10,000 Fans and to celebrate we're going to treat all of you on Saturday the 23rd of Feb with a free food and beverage package! By being a fan of our Facebook page you are automatically on the guest list - so make sure your friends click that like button if they want the freebees! When you think about it, by the rule of 6 degrees...

26 February - 24 March

Brisbane Comedy Festival is back like the cheeky five year old it is, high on red cordial, demanding your attention and making you beg for mercy. ... The jam packed 2013 line up brings you the very funniest folk from Australia and the world and features old friends and new. You’ll most def ROTFL. We promise. ... As well as the shows happenin...

26 February - 26 March
Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

The “Min Min” light is millenniums old, steeped in Aboriginal law and more contemporariously in western imagination. In Des Rolph’s 2005 exhibition at Ascot Art Gallery, the “Min Min” light first began to glow, and has continued to glimmer and glitter, intermittently, in her current exhibition. ... Des Rolph is a compe...

March Events

1-3 March

ARRC2013 will bring together romance readers, authors and publishers and provide an opportunity to talk about all things related to romance fiction. ... The convention is an international event and will feature award-winning authors Kristan Higgins, Anne Gracie and Rachel Vincent as keynote speakers. Panel members will include numerous bestsel...

1-31 March

Big Dinner Party is an exciting in-home fundraiser where you can cook for a cure, and help raise vital funds for people living with MS.   ... Enjoy good food and good company? Big Dinner Party for MS is a great chance to indulge in everything food-related while raising vital funds to help fight Multiple Sclerosis (MS). ... The month of March i...

1-31 March
Occurs every week on Monday & Thursday

March Madess is just around the bend for Gerald Pimm PT.  ... Gerald is offering FIVE DOLLAR bootcamp sessions for a whole month.  ... Just turn up to a PT session in March, on Monday, or Thursday and tell Gerald that you want some March Madness. ... *Must pay for month's worth of bootcamps upfront ... *Available for the first 50 people

2 March

NWA/AWA proudly present Grindhouse Wrestling III: "Island Warfare" - live @ Mansfield Rock Arena ... Our rocking debut @ Mansfield Rock Arena will feature the highly anticipated Australian debut of the masked Japanese Comedy-Wrestling sensation, Menso-Re Oyaji! Our usual crazy cast of misfit-fan favourites like the Maori-Terminator, Super-Cyclone,...

6-24 March

Cavalia is a fresh mix of equestrian and performing arts, multimedia and special effects. Conceived by Normand Latourelle and often labelled an equestrian ballet, Cavalia is a spectacular and moving tribute to the relationship between men and horses throughout history, a dream of freedom, cooperation and harmony. ... In a fairy tale setting filled...

9-10 March

What will you gain from attending a FasterEFT Transformational Retreat? ... Feel liberated from whatever holds you back. ... Experience real freedom beyond anything you’ve read, thought or dreamed. ... Learn a new way of looking at the world, your relationships and how you perceive and react to your experiences. ... Discover simple self-empow...

9 March - 1 December
Occurs second Saturday of every month

... A unique boutique fresh seasonal produce market with around 120 stalls showcasing all the best available goodies in Queensland.  ... All products are made, caught, dug, plucked, picked, bottled or baked by the person serving you. Organics, hydroponics, aquaculture and horticulture on show. ... Snapping red claw yabbies, fine meats and loc...

9 March

Are you sick of buying super cool PJ's only to never show them off? Sick of having to buy your first drink? Equally sick of having to squeeze into that uncomfortable dress and blistering high heels just to go out on the town? ... Problem SOLVED!! Slip into your comfies and party the night away at The Exchange Hotel’s first Annual Pyjama Party...

10 March

Born in 1992 and now Brisbane's largest female orientated fun run, the event is about bringing together females of all ages, backgrounds and fitness levels for a morning of celebration to recognise International Women’s Day, fun & fitness and to raise awareness of women and women’s issues. ... The 5km run/walk starts and finish...

10 March

What turns a person into a boat person? Meet the human faces behind the most controversial issue of our time, as this award-winning documentary uncovers the circumstances and decisions that lead someone to become a 'boat person'. Through candid interviews, hidden camera footage and the words of asylum seekers themselves, the story of the...

11 March

Ethiopia’s most influential musician, Mulatu Astatke, returns to Brisbane following highly successful shows at some of Europe’s most well-known summer festivals. ... Astatke is the godfather of ‘Ethio-jazz’, the infectious music dating back to the 1960s that combines Latin jazz and early soul and funk with traditional Ethiop...

11-15 March

  ... What will you gain from attending a FasterEFT Practitioner Training? ... Experience real freedom beyond anything you’ve read, thought or dreamed about. ... Learn a new way of helping others to look at the world, their relationships and how they perceive and react to their experiences. ... Discover simple self-empowering techniques...

14 March

Winner takes all in this duel so get your Leia on and ewok out! Its YOU vs THE STAFF in this one of a kind costume comp! If patrons prevail, we give away a $2000 venue voucher, but don’t take this challenge lightly – our staff will be on their A game - they want that $2000 too! Doors 9PM - 3D Thursday applicable VIP listage availab...

14 March

Palms Australia is an Australian organisation that has been sending volunteers to developing countries for more than 50 years. ... Palms global volunteers are vehicles for development and social change through mentoring and exchange of skills. ... Palms Australia is seeking volunteers willing to participate in an authentic cross-cultural experience...

14 March - 14 April

Direct from the US, where three productions are currently touring simultaneously SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody will open on March 14th at the Twelfth Night Theatre in Brisbane and it is set to shake the city.  It is the parody of the book that took the world by storm, selling over 65 million copies worldwide as the fastest-selling paperback o...

16 March

"Cancer has been an issue for me and my family numerous times. As with any illness, it affects more people than just the person diagnosed." - KateOn Saturday, 31 March 2012, four friends, all affected by cancer in their lives, hosted the inaugural A Real Affair - an elegant evening inspired by classic hospitality.Owing to the generosity of our spon...

16 March - 1 July
Occurs third Saturday of every month

Every third Saturday of the month, Turbine Jazz has the Brisbane Powerhouse jivin’ and jumpin’ to the coolest new jazz beats in town. These series of free public concerts will satisfy jazz fans and new converts alike. ... Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Jazz Queensland ... Saturday 15 June: Steve Newcomb Trio ... Australian pianis...

16 March

Warm up for St Pattys Day in Brisbane’s BEST rooftop beer garden with a cold Guinness and 2 levels of live entertainment from 3PM. Try out that Irish luck by dropping a business card at the bar… your night could get even better when you win $100 Venue tab! Guinness Prizes and giveaways all day. Tis sure we'll be wearing the green,...

16-23 March
Occurs every week on Saturday

Come and have a shot at target archery in your local park. Learn how to shoot with safety like a pro. This is a great activity for the whole family. Minimum age is 8.

18 March

Zoe Keating is a one-woman orchestra. Using the cello and live electronic sampling, layer upon layer of sound are laid before your eyes creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. This is Zoe’s debut Brisbane performance. ... Zoë is known for both her use of technology - which she uses to sample her cello onstage - and for her DIY...

23 March - 23 November
Occurs fourth Saturday of every month

Everybody’s talking about it and QUT students are making it on the fourth Saturday of every month. ... Fresh Tunes - Contemporary young musicians from QUT’s innovative school of music perform their own original compositions. ... Every 4th Saturday of the Month ... Duration: 1hr 45mins

23 March

Flood Relief Concert 2013 for Bundaberg Flood victims ... Many musicians have organised this relief concert that will be raising much needed funds. Bundaberg residents need help to rebuild their homes and town after the 2013 floods hit the rural town hard. ... With 20 acts on two stages of the best musicians that have come from far and wide to...

24 March

... Join RSPCA ambassador Craig Lowndes on a 500 km ride throughout South-east Queensland, and help raise vital funds to help stop animal cruelty. ... After the success of the 2012 Ruff Riders events, which saw more than 60 bikes travel the 500km course and raise more than $45,000 for RSPCA Queensland, bike enthusiasts and social riders are i...

26 March - 28 April

... A documentary project that crosses the boundaries of time, politics and prejudice to tell the stories of eight Queensland lesbians. ... A Matter of Time investigates the experiences of eight lesbians who lived in Queensland during the more socio-politically conservative mid-to-late-twentieth-century and how they interpret that experience to h...

27 March

When Jake last played Bluesfest in 2008 the festival was buzzing with excitement about the young Hawaiian guy shredding it on the ukulele. Jake and his “uke” effortlessly (it seems) mix jazz, rock, classical, traditional Hawaiian music, and folk, creating a sound that’s both technically masterful and emotionally powerful and utte...

28 March

An Evening with JON ANDERSON - The Voice of YES ...   ... Jon Anderson is one of the most recognisable and influential voices in progressive rock. ... As the lead vocalist and creative force behind the band Yes, Jon Anderson was central to that band’s phenomenal success. ... Jon's solo show includes classic tales and songs from his days...

30 March

5 of Brisbane’s biggest hotels join forces for the first ever Brisbane Bunny Hop on Easter Saturday, with over $5000 cash and prizes. Proceeds of tickets go towards Prostate Cancer. ... Breakfast Creek Hotel ... Hamilton Hotel ... Oxford 152 ... Australian National Hotel ... Victory Hotel ... On the day each hotel will be visited by bus, w...

31 March

Grab those bunny ears and head down to The Exchange Hotel's FIRST Easter Playboy Party on Easter Sunday from 9PM! Former Playboy Official resident DJ Bliss (Club Macua) will be headlining in her element, backed up by Mitch Hills, D-Pax, J-Free & That Swedish Guy. Our Lindsay Lohan look alike competition will give you the chance to win 1 of...

Occurs every week on Sunday

The Morrison Hotel proudly brings you Crafts on the Common. Celebrating live original artists managed by No Agendas. ... Enjoy craft beers, refreshing punch jugs and all day snack menu while you see some original Brisbane artists.

April Events

1 April

A TOTALLY free day for the whole family to enjoy - rides, entertainment, food and refreshment. Great acts, facepainting, petting zoo, kids games and amusements, free parking. Lots of stalls showing the wonderful community services available across the Redlands. Lots of local clubs, associations and bands displaying or showing off what they do best!...

1 April

On Monday 1 April, Queensland Fire and Rescue Services, together with Duracell, are urging all Australians to change their smoke alarm batteries because only working smoke alarms save lives. ... Don’t be a fool, make sure your family changes the smoke alarm batteries in your home this April Fool’s Day. Authorities recommend using a long...

2 April

Big and small … there will be reptiles galore! Learn more about some wonderful Australian species with a ranger followed by a guided tour of the beautiful Piccabeen walk. ... This activity is free however bookings are essential

3-6 April

(*That’s twice as good as 3D!) ... The Listies return with a brand new show about the movies. The Silver screen is about to get brown. Imagine the best movie you've ever seen. Now, times it by a million then add 1. That's how good The Listies 6D movie is going to be. They are probably going get an Oscar, or a Tony or at least meet someone cal...

3 April

Big and small … there will be reptiles galore! Learn more about some wonderful Australian species with a ranger from the South East Queensland Wildlife Centre.

3 April

Calling all secretaries, PA's, office clerks and appreciative bosses! This event is to celebrate all of the hard work done by those in respective offices. ... We are offering an afternoon of complimentary wine, cocktails, champagne and nibbles from 4PM on Friday the 3rd of May as well as live music by Australian Idol singer James Johnston. This is...

5-14 April

The 14th annual Brisbane Queer Film Festival brings you an outstanding selection of the most political, inspiring and entertaining queer films from around the world. Festival highlights include emotionally and sexually charged Keep The Lights On, bittersweet, Bye Bye Blondie, and laugh out loud hilarious, The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had With My Pa...

5 April

Flirt with the city that never sleeps as you’re transported to a New York club for the hottest opening night party in town. ... Introducing our special guest, the deep-voiced musical mistress, the over-the-top leading lady of New York herself … Ms Liza (On an E)! After sell-out seasons across Australia, Trevor Ashley (Hairspray, Fat...

6 April - 1 December
Occurs first Saturday of every month

... Do you have a taste for the exotic but can’t afford a world trip? That’s ok. We’re bringing the world to you. ... From Latin to Reggae, Indian to African, Planet, on the first Saturday of every month will transport your musical senses literally to another world. With each session you might find Brazilian rhythms crossing path...

9 April

Become a bush detective and search for clues left by native animals that live right on our doorstep. A short ranger-guided walk is included to practice detective skills.

10 April

Big and small … there will be reptiles galore! Learn more about some wonderful Australian species with a ranger from the South East Queensland Wildlife Centre

11 April

Ever wondered what creatures lurk under the water’s surface? Join a ranger and go dip-netting and meet some of the water-dwellers that live in our beautiful creeks and rivers

11 April - 11 May
Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Art Exhibition featuringDavid C Rowe ... Most of these images are aesthetic imitations of the landscape. Places created for the artist and the viewer to roam through as one would do at an amusement park or country fair. This may seem a rather primitive concept, but also remains a pleasure for the viewer to participate in the landscape as...

11-27 April
Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Art Exhibition featuringDoreen Ferris ... Not by force, but by subtle embrace of pink pallets, soft reflections and naïve applications one is invited to question what is important in one’s life. ... A percentage of sales goes to support Mater Children’s Hospital’s Mater Little Miracles. ... OpeningFriday 5 April 6.30pm &ndash...

12 April

The Federal Opposition has reignited the debate over the development of Australia’s North. A special tax zone, new dams, the relocation of public servants, and the redirection of foreign aid money to fund tropical health centres, are just some of the proposals. Some say it’s the resurrection a discredited idea. Others believe there is enormous...

13-14 April

A short drive from Brisbane, Laidley has everything to offer over the Heritage Weekend. Take a walk back through time, enjoy a horse and coach ride, see the spinners and weavers and blacksmith in action, enjoy a camp oven stew for lunch, or demonstrations for the adults on pottery, sculpting and more, whilst the children enjoy the animal farm, cir...

14 April - 14 December
Occurs second Saturday of every month

Witness a selection of Australias finest singer songwriters in the round as they discuss the artistry behind their tunes and perform live ... Warning - unexpected jam sessions may occur ... What makes them tick? Where do they find their muse? What has inspired their most well-known songs? Find out when you join a series of singer-songwriters on the...

14 April

A concert of renaissance music and scenes from Shakespeare.

16 April

Shoe lovers and fashionistas will join forces with The Barracks to raise much needed funds for Dress for Success Brisbane on Tuesday 16th April at Palace Cinemas. ... The evening will begin with a French themed cocktail party with canapés and wine, followed by an exclusive screening of Christian Louboutin’s film Feu in 3D which was a h...

17-20 April

Hot on the heels of the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is heading to Brisbane. ... It all began 1976, in the mountain town of Banff, Canada, where the week long festival in November attracts over 300 films entries; award-winning films and audience favourites are...

18 April

This may possibly be the BEST university event of the YEAR! Brought to you by 3D Thursdays, YOU have the chance to become The Exchange Hotel's first Beer Pong Champion!! ... Heaps of great prizes up for grabs throughout the tournament + the winner gets to take home the table as well as the major prize! Imagine having your very own industry sized...

19 April

Join in the fun at RSPCA Qld’s biggest fundraising event of the year - Million Paws Walk!  We need your help to raise vital funds to assist in caring for more than 18,000 dogs that our Animal Care Centres receive each year.  These dogs are not as fortunate as your much loved family pet.  They often need to be desexed and vaccin...

20 April

Think that double denim is a fashion crime? Think again! We're bringing it back to the now with our very first DOUBLE DENIM PARTY! ... We've all got those denims in the back of the closet that we are dying to wear at the same time... ... Guilty pleasure at its finest, wear the denims proud! Forget about bringing "sexy" back.... We're bringing d...

20 April

Australian jazz legend Albare is set to come to Brisbane for one night only on April 20 performing at the Judith Wright Centre (Fortitude Valley) as part of his national tour following a successful multi-continent tour that saw the guitarist and composer receive international critical acclaim. ... Albert Dadon (stage name Albare) has dedicated hi...

20 April

Stones Corner 125yr Birthday 20th April ... To celebrate the iconic Stones Corner Hotel’s 125yr Birthday we are holding it a party. On Saturday the 20th of April we will be blowing up balloons, unrolling the streamers and taking them all outside. ... From 12pm there will be live entertainment in the forms of a roaming solo musician and a DJ; craf...

20 April

Shop, Eat, Play, Love ... Billycart Markets offers a unique market experience for kids and families.  Stall holders are carefully selected to offer you the "best of the best" that Brisbane has to showcase. Come and shop for something unique for little people. Then enjoy gourmet foods locally freshly made while you are entertained. The kids are wel...

21 April

Brisbane's funkiest Latin dance band Hot Mambo is back at the Brisbane Jazz Club.  Led by velvet-voiced singer Wendy Murray, Hot Mambo's music will get your body swaying to best-loved Latin classics, and a new twist on contemporary hits, such as Coldplay's 'Clocks'.  With a guest set from Wendy Murray quintet, playing originals and beautiful song...

24-27 April

... Jon Haynes has written a play but his cast doesn’t show up and so he has to go it alone. ... When he was 14 years old Jon Haynes wrote the first draft of the autobiographical play that eventually became The Poof Downstairs. He sent it to every theatre in the country. No one wanted it. He wrote another play called The Penis, which he thou...

24-27 April

This, ladies and gentlemen, is an art show, made with love by an idiot. ... Starring a medley of characters, overwhelmed by a love of a show-stopping song and performed using only a scarf, British-based Lucy Hopkins brings her brilliantly crafted and hilarious one-woman show to Australian shores. ... Duration: 50mins ... “Lucy Hopkins’...

24-25 April

We will be kicking off our celebrations on Anzac Day Eve with live entertainment from Nick Trovas as well as $10 meals and smokehouse specials from 5-9PM! Anzac Day Eve will kick off bright and early with a gunfire breakfast for the armed forces, opening at 1PM sharp to the public. $10 lunches and dinner will keep the troops happy as well as $1 t...

26 April

The Queensland Harp Society presents Virtuoso Harpist, Sarah Deere-Jones and Phil Williams (pipes), performing haunting songs and dazzling traditional classical and jazz arrangements from across Celtic Britain and England - on Lever Harp, Gazuki and pipes. Including Sarah's highly acclaimed original compositions inspired by the landscape of Britain...

27 April - 19 May

... Colin Friels breathes life into tortured artist Mark Rothko as he broods and seethes in his Bowery studio, literally painting himself into a corner, in Red. In the 1950s, Rothko took a commission from the swanky Four Seasons Restaurant that would set him up for life, but out of the blue, he stormily reclaimed the paintings and gave back the mo...

28 April

Grab your bike, put on your helmet and get sponsored for Cycle for Daniel. The team event held at Lakeside Park on Sunday, 28 April 2013 is to help raise vital funds for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation by getting sponsored for the laps your team completes or aim to complete. ... Cycle for Daniel is a great day for family and friends, running from 6a...

28 April

The Queensland Harp Society presents: ... Medieval Dancing Workshop by Sir Justyn's Eslite d'Corps Dancers ... Accompanied by Virtuoso Harpist, Sarah Deere-Jones and Celtic Harp Ensemble ... *Medieval dress optional

28 April - 26 May
Occurs every week on Sunday

Art Deco Dance Orchestra is 16 fabulous musicians and a handful of exciting singers. Together, their authentic performances of quicksteps, foxtrots and waltzes capture ballroom dancing at its very best. But if Latin American, Swing and Rock’n' Roll are your favourites, you won’t miss out on cha-chas, tangos, boleros, lindy hops and char...

28 April

You're invited to our 4th annual Bowl 4 Happiness Day, a charity bowls day proudly supporting beyondblue ... PRIZES: ... Bowling - $1000 ($500 cash for our professional bowlers, $500 cash for barefoot bowlers) ... Best fancy dressed team ... Raffles ... LIVE MUSIC!! ... Dan Whittam.... The Lazy Hyena. ... Funds raised on the day support beyondblue:...

30 April - 26 May

... Photographing the diversity of contemporary family lives and relationships in Australia. ... The aim of The Contemporary Australian Family Photographic Project was to photograph the typical Australian family; to make photographs that record the socio-cultural landscape of contemporary family life (or relationships) in Australia today. Particip...

30 April

Join the Hon Michael Kirby for an evening of frank scrutiny as he explains why sexuality inclusion is good for business. ... Hon Michael Kirby a Judge, UN representative and an ambassador for the GLBT equality network, will discuss equality in the workplace during this Brisbane exclusive event. ... Michael Kirby has led a long and illustrious caree...

30 April - 11 May

Art exhibition at the Woolloongabba Art Gallery featuring Kazumi Daido, Peggy Rae Allen, Penelope Grills and Grace Herrmann. ... Opening ... Friday 3 May 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm ... A gathering of women artists who have joined forces to verbally share memories of their individual personal histories, consciously creating a future memory, so as not to be f...

May Events

1-4 May

... When Esther Drury’s five nieces and nephews mysteriously disappear, she begins a search to find them that leads her underground, literally. ... An intimate and intricate new solo work that explores what happens when five children disappear from a small town in the American south. Immersed in a noir and atmospheric world the story weaves da...

3-5 May

One of the Iconic Events of Queensland, the 3 day Buddha Birth Day Festival is returning at the start of May to the Parklands, South Bank. ... The Iconic accolade from the Queensland Government is one of many that the family friendly Festival has attracted, including acknowledgement as an accredited Climate Friendly Event and honoured as one of the...

3-19 May
Occurs every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

David Atkins Enterprises presents one of the most successful Australian Musicals of all time, the joyous, exhilarating hit Tap Dance musical comedy, Hot Shoe Shuffle. ... Before Tap Dogs and The Boy from Oz, Hot Shoe Shuffle paved the way as the first Australian musical to succeed both at home and internationally and is one of the longest running m...

3-4 May

... Inspired by their celebrated rendition of Paul Kelly's Meet Me in the Middle of the Air, the harmony supergroup that is Eddie Perfect and Tripod have re-united to craft a collection of gorgeous vocal arrangements of iconic Australian hits across the ages. ... Following a sold-out debut season in Melbourne, Perfect Tripod Australian Songs arriv...

3-5 May

Now in its 13th year, the HIA Expo is a must for renovators and those building a home.  See the latest trends in design, renovation and building – there’s something for every budget and lifestyle.  Tickets available online at http://housinglocal.com.au/whats-on/expos.aspx or  at the door.

4 May - 8 June
Occurs every week on Saturday

The “Eat It” Program is a 6 week healthy eating education program created by Diabetes Australia, designed to teach participants how to apply practical nutrition skills including label reading, healthy portions, healthy shopping / cooking & how to choose healthy meals when eating out. ... Participants are introduced to all...

5-9 May

A showcase of world-best research, development and innovation in builtenvironment and construction, the relationship between construction and society, and research on constructed assets and impacts on social goals and emerging needs. Panels and discussion themes include engineering, architecture, safety, marketing and law.

9-18 May
Occurs every week on Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Inspired by Victorian story books, three artists across film, music and shadow-puppetry investigate Oscar Wilde’s parable of love vs. knowledge amongst the historic ruins of The Brisbane Powerhouse. ... Deep Blue and Ghost Boy musician, Richard Grantham provides a haunting live soundtrack to this tragic morality tale; as film artist Belinda M...

9-18 May
Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

"Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn." ... Ben Power’s remix of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is an achingly beautiful story of two older lovers. Commissioned and premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2009, and featured at the World Shakespeare Festival at Stratford in S...

10-11 May

Coeliac Queensland is proud to present the 2013 Gluten Free Food Expo on Friday 10 May from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday 11 May from 9am to 3pm at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (different venue to last year). ... A wide variety of gluten free products will be showcased at what is now Queensland’s only 100% gluten free food expo. .....

10-18 May
Occurs every week on Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Anywhere Theatre Festival 2013 and Merlynn Tong present: MA MA MA MAD ... Ma Ma Ma Mad dives tushy first into life’s lopsided sea of madness. ... This one-woman-show, set in a Chinese Karaoke Bar, is intimately spectacular. Exploring primal themes including love, lost and longing, Ma Ma Ma Mad is a physical theatre offering that celebrates mo...

10 May

Tutela Events invites you to join us for A Night In Vegas Charity Fundraiser for SKIP - Support Kids In Pain ... Tutela Events would like to invite you to our spectacular event “A Night in Vegas” which will be a one and only event held at The Landing at Dockside, Kangaroo Point Brisbane on Friday 10th of May 2013 from 7:30pm till 11:00p...

10 May

... Two of Brisbane’s best outfits My Fiction and Astrid and The Asteroids are joining up to launch their brand new singles at Brisbane Powerhouse this May. ... My Fiction has been on hiatus for the past 12 months working on the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album FIREROMANCEFIRE. ... The new single Neon Cola Signs is the fir...

11 May

... Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Kaki King is a true iconoclast, a visionary musician/artist whose singular work rightly stands out amongst the easily formatted. ... Over her decade-long career thus far, the Brooklyn-based guitarist/composer has recorded five extraordinarily diverse and distinctive LPs, performed...

11-16 May

This year, MIFQ is celebrating 22 years of inspiring Brisbane with the wonderful talents of artists with a lived experience of mental illness. The event will showcase 160 artists and display approximately 350 pieces of artwork. Most of the artwork on show is for sale and prices range from $20 to $5000. ... For more information, please email or call

12 May

For more than 15 years, the Mother’s Day Classic fun run and walk has provided communities with a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day and raise funds for breast cancer research. The Brisbane event involves a 4.5km and 8km walk and run, starting and finishing at the Cultural Forecourt, the Parklands South Bank.  ... For more details...

12 May

Celebrate Mother’s Day by bringing along a picnic and joining rangers on activities the whole family will enjoy. See a wildlife presentation and join a guided walk to discover what animals forage in the forest

12 May

The Barracks are again hosting their lavish high tea at Palace Cinemas this Mother’s Day, which includes a screening of the anticipated comedy The Big Wedding. ... The upstairs of the Palace Barracks Cinema will be transformed into an elegantly adorned high tea affair, allowing guests to take in panoramic views of Brisbane city while enjoying...

14-15 May

ProVantage is a four-day manufacturing excellence program that provides the tools to improve your manufacturing efficiency. ... It will show you how to turn your manufacturing processes into a competitive advantage by consistently delivering quality, cost, flexibility and lead time benefits to customers. ... ProVantage is a four-day program with a...

15-18 May

... Australia’s biggest festival is hitting the road! ... Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is back, with a big night of comedy from some of the world’s funniest comedians. Our cast of intrepid travelling comedians is hitting the road, entertaining crowds all across Australia. You can be a part of the fun when we roll i...

15 May

This event is your opportunity to connect with like minded people, make valuable new business contacts, or to just meet new people in a relaxed social environment. ... So whether you're a seasoned networker or someone that dreads it our host will ensure you feel right at home. Guests will be taken through a brief networking activity to make sure th...

16 May

AIM is proud to present international speaker, author and leadership consultant Devora Zack, sharing wit and wisdom from her new book, Managing for People Who Hate Managing, the acclaimed follow-up to Networking for People Who Hate Networking. ... In one short session with Devora, you will take a new self-assessment, have a few good laughs, learn h...

16 May

Success in many professions comes with a caveat - as you rise in your field, you also become a manager. ... For many of us, management is an unfortunate side effect of being good at what you 'really' do. Now instead of simply doing what you excel at, you must also manage others. Shockingly few managers are prepared for dealing with employee's emot...

17 May

POPular ENTERTAINment presents ... POPular TRIVia for SINGles ... Finally a safe, fun, and exciting way to meet and like minded people and REALLY know them before you take the plunge. ... - - - - - - - - Here’s How it works: ... For Your first round of the Singles Trivia Experience, You’ll join a team of like-minded individuals, selecte...

18-26 May

 The Pine Rivers Festival is a celebration of what the region has to offer combining 9 separate family events into two jam packed weekends from Saturday May 18 - Sunday May 26. ... The festival offers something for everyone with most events being FREE to the public and all offering a fun family friendly environment. ... There’s no way to...

18-19 May

Come on a journey… In 1976, some 37 years ago, a group of passionate Greek Australians wanted to share their cultural traditions with Brisbane. They wanted to take this city on a journey. A journey of discovery, a celebration of dance and music, a gastronomical tour through secret recipe books, a voyage through history rich in colour and pas...

18 May

All-you-can-eat chocolate buffet - just one of the treats at The Big Night Off ... Gals of all ages will dance, feast, enjoy a drink and indulge in a well deserved pampering at this year’s premier event for mums! The party starts at 8pm and finishes by 11:30pm. With the kids happy at home Mum can enjoy being a grown up and still get home at a...

19 May

Join in the fun at RSPCA Qld’s biggest fundraising event of the year - Million Paws Walk!  We need your help to raise vital funds to assist in caring for more than 18,000 dogs that our Animal Care Centres receive each year.  These dogs are not as fortunate as your much loved family pet.  They often need to be desexed and vaccin...

19 May

Brisbane’s favourite mates ride! ... The goa 7 Pillars Ride aims to raise funds for Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation. All funds raised through the event will be directed to Motor Neurone Disease (MND) research conducted at the hospital – where Queensland’s leading MND Clinic is located. ... This is a rid...

19 May

Enharmonie Chamber Ensemble and 4mbs Festival of Classics 2013 present ... Life and Love - Clara's StoryThe Music and Letters of Robert and Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms ... Enharmonie Chamber Ensemble and guests perform works by these three great composers, and bring their story to life with readings from their priva...

19 May
Occurs 19th of every month

The Mummy Tree Markets offers a fun day out for the entire family.  Over 80 gorgeous boutique stalls, yummy food and entertainment for young and old including Mr Toot clown fun, facepainting, Tiana’s Dance Parties, Boppin Babies and more plus Free entry and parking, you don’t want to miss our amazing events.  ... Visit our we...

21-26 May

THEATRE/CIRCUS ... Fresh from glitter bombing the globe, the cult variety show will return to their humble and dysfunctional Brisbane roots with a brand spankin' new show. The line-up is still disorderly and the show is still circus infused. Witness this world premiere from the Briefs boys, complete with the new tricks, new wigs, new briefs, new bo...

21-26 May

... All male. All Vaudeville. All trash. ... Fresh from glitter bombing the globe, the cult variety show will return to their humble and dysfunctional Brisbane roots with a brand spankin' new show. ... The all-male, all vaudeville, all trash brat pack are in lock down at the Brisbane Powerhouse set to unleash 'the second coming' with a full collab...

23-25 May

‘Bangladesh: Stories from a Young Nation’ is a collaborative photographic exhibition featuring 26 stories from a three week intensive workshop which took place at the beginning of the year in Bangladesh. This workshop brought together students from internationally recognised institutions, Griffith University’s Queensland College o...

24 May

Jake and Elle’s Kitchen Rules at Treasury for Italian Week. Talented grand finalists of My Kitchen Rules, Jake and Elle, lend their culinary skills to Treasury Casino’s Italian Alfresco Feast on Friday 24 May. ... The Sunshine Coast duo will indulge diners at the event with a gastronomic selection of traditional Italian fare, inspi...

24 May

NWA/AWA proudly present Grindhouse Wrestling 5: "The Rejected Strikes Back" - live in the cinema! ... Our big return takes place on Friday May 24th at Tribal Theatre, Brisbane CBD. Following on from our previous successful events, The Grindhouse comes back with a bang, featuring the return of USA TV Wrestling STAR & former NWA World Champion, "...

25 May

  ... Rodz, Rock ‘n’ Roll showcases over 300 cars from pre 1979 in the Car Show & Shine plus a full program of rock and roll stage entertainment. ... So what are you waiting for? Rev those engines and pull up those bobbysocks!  This free family event held at Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine is going to be hours of non-stop&nbs...

25 May

Enharmonie Chamber Ensemble and 4mbs Festival of Classics 2013 present ... Life and Love - Clara's StoryThe Music and Letters of Robert and Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms ... Enharmonie Chamber Ensemble and guests perform works by these three great composers, and bring their story to life with readings from their priva...

26 May

Come along to the festival and ‘say g’day at Dayboro Day!’. Make sure you visit the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service stall for information on everything you need to know about visiting surrounding park areas.

26 May

Come and enjoy a fantastic day out on the Sunshine Coast, only an hour from Brisbane. Navigate the route and learn as you go. ... Complete in amazing and fun challenges for all ages. Win Amazing prizes! ... 100% of the profits will be donated to Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital ... Come along and enjoy challenges at ... Big Kart Track ... Jetts Fitn...

26 May

Come experience rich and colourful African cultures at the Africa Day Festival ... The festival will showcase African art, clothing, dance, music and food, with activities for kids. There will also be workshops on African drumming, and many more. ... Festival goers can enjoy lunch at the food marquees, browse the many stalls with African inspired i...

26 May

Jubilee Singers has a proud and unique choral history in Brisbane and was started in 1973 by past members of the Brisbane Eisteddford Junior Choir. The current choir has over 450 "woman years" of Jubilee Choir singing, with 6 original members still going strong! ... These 40 years have seen many musical achievements;  biennial, 25th and  ...

26 May

As part of the ‘Tastes of Italy’ feature during Italian Week, Artimino Ristorante Italiano – Cucina Toscana will present a MasterClass where you will learn the following dishes:  ... Pasta ... Pizza ... Tiramisu ... The MasterClass will be followed by a three course lunch with matching wines and water. ... We invite you to en...

26 May - 2 June

tefania  Kleynendorst – Italian photographer and world traveler shares her longtime love of cultures, arts  and beauty which inspires her life and drives her photographic style in fresh and innovative ways. Her unique interpretation and style are influenced by her life experiences. In her first Australian exhibition, Stefania showca...

26 May

The Angelo’s Family celebrates 45 years of making pasta.  Come join Angelo’s daughter in this hands on class where you will learn the art and passion that drives the brand.  Finish the class with a pasta lunch, including dessert and coffee.  Each student will receive an Angelo’s gift pack filled with goodies includi...

26 May

Societa' Dante Alighieri Gold coast Inc. presents Italian poetry day.Gold Coast Dante Alighieri Society rooms – rear of Gold Coast Italo Australian Club. ... The Società Dante Alighieri is a world-wide organisation with branches in many countries and its head office in Rome. ... The aim of the association is to disseminate the It...

26 May

... Degustation - As as part of the Italian Week ‘Tastes of Italy’ feature, Bucci Restaurant in James Street Precinct in Fortitude Valley presents a degustation menu 'Autumn in Italy's North' Bucci is synonymous with fine light Italian food that incorporates the best and freshest produce. Bucci James Street adds out...

26 May

Opening concert event of Italian Week and Grand Finale of the Verdi Celebration in the 4MBS Festival of Classics. Celebrating Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th anniversary featuring Rosario La Spina in Brisbane’s newly refurbished City Hall. With Jacqueline Mabardi, soprano, Georgia Hawes, contralto, Rosario La Spina, tenor, Da...

26 May

In collaboration with the Royal Historical Society of Queensland and as part of the Italian Presence in  Queensland  feature, author Davide Cottone will present his new book 'Canecutter', discuss the backstory and read from his book. See the website for full program of days events. ... Queensland gears up to paint the town...

26 May

Feste del Piemonte - Celebrating regional dishes and entertainment.  Since 1971, the 22nd of May has been set aside as a special day to celebrate the history, culture and languge of Piemonte. ...  Join us as we celebrate the FESTA DEL PIEMONTE,  with a luncheon of typical Piemonties dishes.  ... BOOK ONLINE  ... Queensland...

26 May

In collaboration with the Royal Historical Society of Queensland and as part of the Italian Presence in  Queensland  feature, guest speaker is Peter Connell, Director of the Mercy Heritage Centre, Brisbane. presents ‘Romanesque Churches: Corpus Christi Church and the Holy Name Cathedral.’ ... During the years 1912 to...

26 May - 2 June
Occurs every week on Sunday

As part of Italian Week 2013, the Australian Cinémathèque at the Gallery of Modern Art presents two special screenings of the rarely seen Australian film They’re a Weird Mob 1966 by British director Michael Powell.  ... Based on the popular Australian comic novel by John O'Grady (written under the pseudonym "Nino Culotta"),...

26 May - 2 June

Italian Week celebrates the National Day of Italy, presenting the genius and Italian lifestyle and showcases the very unique Italian experience via Art, gastronomy and luxury conveyance.Delicious food, fine dramatic performances and wondrous workshops will light up the river city and Sunshine State inviting you to ‘engage your emotions’...

27 May

Discover the technique of the highly unique Sicilian specialty- pasta ravioli.  ... Traditionally reserved for festivals and special occasions, filled pasta is created with simple, basic ingredients - eggs, flour and salt with fillings of your choice – resulting in a wide range of nutritious and delicious options. ... Take part in this c...

28 May

Where will the next big thing in opera or music theatre emerge from? Will it be recycled classics; cross-genre experiments; or performed concept albums? ... Opera Queensland, the Brisbane Powerhouse and ABC Radio National will explore the future of music theatre in an evening of live performance and lively discussion at the Brisbane Powerhouse...

28 May

International dancer & researcher Selene Pennetta will introduce visitors to the culture and history of the Salento area, located in south Italy.  ... The photographer and videomaker Francesco Anglani will introduce the beauty of the Salento area both through images and with a short movie. This will be a magic travel between cultural...

29 May

As part of the Italian Week ‘Tastes of Italy’ feature, Ristorante Dell ‘Ugo presents a special degustation menu to celebrate the festival. ... Menu ... Antipata all’Italiana - salumi – olive – grilled vegetables, bocconcini accompanied by (wine) ... Prosecco.  ... Primo piatto – Lasagna...

30 May

The Vittoria Coffee Waiters' Race is a highly visible, fun and exiting multicultural event. ... Come down to Queen Street Mall and cheer on waiters and waitresses as they race with trays of Vittoria coffee cups, trying not to spill a drop. ... The famous Waiters Race originated in Europe in the early 1900s and has become a popular and entertaining...

30 May

Artimino Ristorante Italiano – Cucina Toscana will present a degustation dinner showcasing authentic Tuscan cuisine. We invite you to enjoy the fun, atmosphere and flavours from the secret Italian medieval village of Artimino, nestled amongst the olive groves of Tuscany. ... MENU ... Antipasto – Crostini misti Toscani (a selec...

31 May - 2 June

Brisbane's inaugural festival of jazz is set to steam up those chilly winter days. ... Featuring an exciting program of international and Australian jazz artists over a three day period, come and delve into the world of jazz as the joint gets jumpin’. ... The line-up includes award-winning jazz vocalist Erin Dickens, two-time Grammy award-win...

31 May

... If there was one voice in Australian jazz more recognised than any other, it would be that of Vince Jones. ... His understanding of jazz places him as a visionary in his field. His instinct for great harmony and the very principles of Jazz: suprise and spontaneity, will transport audiences beyond a simple show. ... Duration: 2hrs with a 20min...

31 May

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

31 May

Adriano, Carla and Emile’ – a trio featuring Adriano on classical guitar and vocals, Carla - vocals and percussion, and Emile on the west-African djembe drum, offer a combination of original, contemporary Italian songs as well as older pieces from the Neapolitan and Sardinian traditions. ... A number of the trio’s original composi...

31 May

A free film presentation on the gorgeous Apulia region in Southern Italy.  ... Documentary writer Selene Pennetta and photographer and cinematographer Francesco Anglani will talk about their experience putting the documentary together and discuss the region’s uniqueness. ... This is and amazing documentary produced by the Canadian Produc...

June Events

1 June

Looking for Adventure? Inspired to try an amazing race style event? ... Teams of two combine cycling, kayaking and running (or walking), to navigate around a fun course revealed only one hour prior to race start. ... Teams can be male, female,mixed, parent/child, corporate, schools – as long as you’ve got two people aged...

1-23 June

... The 56th annual World Press Photo exhibition profiles the globe’s top press photographers, and showcases the world’s best press photos in nine themed categories, ranging from news to nature and portraiture photography. ... Representing the work of 54 photographers of 33 nationalities, the travelling exhibition visits 45 countries o...

1 June

... Two-time Grammy award-winner Ernie Watts is one of the most prolific saxophone players in history. ... He has spent his career performing in the far corners of the world, sharing his music with various cultures and meeting fellow musicians along the way. ... While on tour in the mid-‘90s, Watts had the opportunity to play with pianist Ch...

1 June

... Don't miss this spectacular afternoon of music when Australia's best Jazz muscians get together to create magic. ... The Vampires are quickly becoming an icon on the Australian jazz scene with their unique blend of soulful jazz, old-school reggae and South American music. ... Featuring compositions by saxophonist Jeremy Rose (2009 Bell Award W...

1-9 June

Queensland Week is our states annual celebration to mark the official separation from New South Wales. Queensland Week 2013 will be held from Saturday 1 to Sunday 9 June, with many events throughout the state, including lighting iconic Brisbane buildings maroon, the Ultimate Queenslander Facebook competition, an adventure race, and regional events...

1 June

Part of Italian Week's 'Tastes of Italy' feature - enjoy an intimate MasterClass with one of Brisbane's leading Italian restaurants.  ... Learn how to master the following Italian specialties:  ... 1. Moscardini Affogati (octopus in Tomato & olive sauce. ... 2. Tagliattele ai Gamberi (Homemade tagliatelle with prawns) ... 3. Cuore di...

1 June

The first Australian workshop on the 'Pizzica' dance; the ancient dance of the Salento area in the south of Italy. The Pizzica was born as a dance-therapy hundreds years ago and today represents the most popular ancient dance in Europe. ... Dancer and researcher Selene Pennetta, herself from Salento, will introduce participants to the basic st...

1 June

Learn from Tony's 30 years of experience and join him in preparing a fabulous three course Italian menu. This culinary masterclass will take you behind the scenes and into the kitchen of one of Australia’s best Italian restaurants. ... The MasterClass will take you through: ... Antipasto: - vitello tonnato - thinly sliced...

1 June

The Gold Coast Italo Australian Club - presents Italy’s National Day evening function featuring Live Entertainment – for more information contact the Club. ... Our popular club features a great place to eat and drink. Other facilities include: a Poker Gaming Room, Merrimac Soccer Club, Bocce Courts, Italian Lessons at the Dante Alighier...

2 June

This award-winning jazz vocalist and founding member of The Manhattan Transfer will serenade audiences at Brisbane Powerhouse in her first Australian concert. ... Don't miss out on seeing one of the worlds best Jazz vocalists live. Erin Dickens has recorded with artists such as Bette Middler, The Talking Heads and James Brown. ... Witness a spectac...

2 June

Join with the Royal Historical Society of Queensland to celebrate its Cententary Open Day.  There will be a sausage sizzle, vintage cars, historic talks, music, silent films and much more.

2 June

Celebrate ReconciliAction at SLQ – a fun-filled day for allQueenslanders and a great way to end National Reconciliation Week. ... Sit by the river and enjoy live entertainment as children play their way through a range of activities. ... Join up-and-coming Indigenous artist Chern’ee Sutton to create a collaborative art installation, an...

2 June

Tartufo presents ‘Una Giornata in Campagna’ - ‘A Day in the Country’ Degustazione Menu. ... Tony Percuoco of renowned restaurant Tartufo invites you to experience a menu reminiscent of a day in the countryside with a series of dishes he has prepared to celebrate ‘A Taste of Italy’.  ... The menu includes: .....

2 June

Join the firemaster Luca Ferone and Max the Pizza Pirate around the crackling fire of a traditional woodfired oven for a succulent culmination of this year's Italian week festival.  ... Luca reveals the secrets in perfecting cooking in the wood fired oven, an age old Italian tradition.

5-8 June

Against a shimmering terrain of shadow and sand, the stories of mountains, bones, and ghostly rivers are danced and sung in a contemporary ritual inspired by ancient Java. ... Created across two countries – Australia and Indonesia – Opal Vapour uses elements of Javanese Wayang Kulit shadow puppetry to explore powerful physical and inter...

5-6 June

ProVantage is a four-day manufacturing excellence program that provides the tools to improve your manufacturing efficiency. ... It will show you how to turn your manufacturing processes into a competitive advantage by consistently delivering quality, cost, flexibility and lead time benefits to customers. ... ProVantage is a four-day program with a...

5-9 June

At Last – The Etta James Story stars Vika Bull who brings heart and soul to tell the story and sing the songs of Etta James. ... A narrative concert with music by The Essential R & B Band, At Last shows the long and tumultuous career of Etta and the vast array of artists she influenced from a variety of genres and musical styles. ... Vika...

6 June - 6 July

2013 British Lions Tour! Where better to watch the Brits tour than right here in the birthplace of Queensland Rugby on the city's largest outdoor projector screen! That's right - the birthplace of rugby in Queensland! On November 2, 1883, a meeting was held at the Exchange Hotel, in Brisbane and the decision was made to form a rugby association...

8 June

Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC, Governor of Queensland, and Mr Stuart McCosker invite you to an Open Day at Government House in celebration of Queensland Day. ... Community fair of Queensland volunteer and community organisations with displays and activities ... Enjoy musical entertainment ... Walk through heritage listed Government House, w...

8 June

Queensland has a long and storied history of innovators throwing down the gauntlet to conformity and making their own voices heard. ... Come and celebrate the independent, abrasive, DIY voice of Brisbane at State Library of Queensland, with a day of live music, lively discussions and out-of-the-box experiences. ... The day will feature performances...

8-11 June

The Lifeline Bookfest, June 8 – 11, will not disappoint the avid book lover who could easily lose themselves in the vast array of mystery, fantasy, humour, crime, romance, fact and fiction on over four kilometres of tables at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre in South Brisbane. ... Being the world’s biggest second-hand book...

8 June

Rocketing from West End onto the Australian music scene, The Mouldy Lovers are quickly becoming known for a unique brand of wild, energy-driven live performances. With no heed of any particular style, they blend elements of gypsy, ska and punk that drive people off their seats and into the pit. ... Featuring a line-up of eight young musicians from...

8 June

Come browse through our pop-up market stalls while you wait for the live performances as part of our Tear It Up mini-festival, to start!Tear It Up mini-festival features live music, lively discussions and out-of-the-box experiences. The market stalls will feature the finest in home-made and rare items for your house, your record player or even some...

12-13 June

On June 12th and 13th, The Department of Broadband,Communications and the Digital Economy is hosting #digiconau, a showcase ofAustralian progress achieved through the use of high-speed broadband.  ... This includes experts demonstrating Australia’s gains in Regional,e-Government, Health and Aging, Cloud Computing, Teleworking, Digital Li...

13-15 June

Glad Tomorrow is the story of three indigenous students who have come from communities in Queensland to study at a boarding school in the city. ... It’s nine o’clock on the last day of first term, and students are preparing to fly back home the next morning. ... Emily feels great pressure to succeed and make a better future for her comm...

13-16 June

Two of our funniest are joining forces for an evening of short stories, tall tales and jokes at each other’s expense. ... In 2012 Judith Lucy and Denise Scott each published their second book – Judith’s Drink, Smoke, Pass Out, and Denise’s The Tour. One sought spiritual enlightenment, one ‘found herself’ on all f...

14 June - 11 August

Get a helping hand creating, producing and promoting your own music at our beginner workshops. ... Discover the key to writing meaningful, succinct and powerful lyrics; get the skills to record your song via Garage Band; learn how to use InDesign to create album covers and band posters; and make your own music video using Final Cut Pro X. ... Photo...

14 June

Te celebrate 25 years since Expo 88 - for which the Park Road Eiffel Tower was built - the tower is undergoing large renovations to incorporate a nightly light show. ... Head down to Park Road for the Bastille Day Celebrations to see the Lighting Launch and the tower's fabulous new look. You can expect entertainment, arts & crafts, French food...

15 June

The Mummy Tree Markets offers a fun day out for the entire family.  Our Petite Boutique Market offers around 30 boutique stalls, yummy food in the hotel and a wonderful playground with gorgeous old fashioned carousel which is free until midday, music fun with Boppin Babies and more plus Free entry and parking, you don’t want to miss our...

15 June

Billycart Markets offers a unique market experience for kids and families.  Stall holders are carefully selected to offer you the "best of the best" that Brisbane has to showcase. Come and shop for something unique for little people. Then enjoy gourmet foods locally freshly made while you are entertained. The kids are well catered for too at B...

16 June

This year the inaugural Brisbane Times City2South – sister event to Sydney’s iconic City2Surf and Melbourne’s City2Sea – will take place on Sunday, June 16. ... More than 10,000 entrants are expected to take part including elite runners, joggers, pram-pushers and walkers from across Queensland. Athletes of all levels are enc...

18 June

The Future Summit is a terrific opportunity for individuals within the business and retail sectors to gain superior insights and solid advice, which will help them navigate the new retail landscape and deal with the current economic climate. ... Appealing to CEOs, decision makers and professionals from a range of industries, all members of the busi...

19 June

MUSIC/THEATRE ... Lady Rizo exploded onto the New York stage with a powerful voice and stage charisma that has made audiences take note. Beginning as cult caburlesque spectacular Lady Rizo and the Assettes in 2005, in January 2010 she won her first Grammy on a duet with acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma. ... Her heart-stoppingly plaintive vocals have been...

19-22 June

After its acclaimed world premiere tour throughout Australia in 2011 and then subsequently sold out seasons in London, Paris, Zurich, Berlin, Frankfurt and Vienna in 2012, the international Cuban sensation Ballet Revolución returns in 2013 with an extensive tour of Australia. ... What happens when some of the World’s most talented clas...

19 June

Described as “The Authentic Guitar Virtuoso” by The Sydney Morning Herald, Bruce Mathiske’s music incorporates many rhythms and moods. ... Delicate harmonics, notes exploding from both hands, the tenderly caressed; such words describe the rhythmic virtuosity of this guitar maestro. ... Bruce’s live sets are famous for his ab...

20 June

Mike McClellan – one of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters. ... With songs like “Song and Danceman”, “The One I love”, “Saturday Dance” and “Rock and Roll Lady”, Mike McClellan has earned an honoured place within the history of Australian music. ... Mike’s career spanned the late...

21 June

Mercy Ships Australia is holding an exclusive event at Brisbane Powerhouse Rooftop Terrace for patrons to view the award winning photos from Stephan Vanfleteren, who won first prize for his Staged Portraits in World Press Photo 13. ... Audiences will receive a rare insight into the story behind the portrait photos taken on board Africa Mercy, the h...

22 June

... Fresh from sell-out concerts at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, ARIA award winning vocal group, The Idea of North returns to the Brisbane Powerhouse for the first time this year to perform Limelight. ... Sample a selection of brand new a cappella arrangements including new selections from some of their favourite artists and a smattering of songs...

22 June

Come and learn the art of live performance in this stagecraft workshop with ARIA award-winning group The Idea of North. ... Hear some of the group’s stories of life on the road and what they’ve learnt along the way to become a world-class act. They will share techniques in harmony singing, stagecraft and teach you a brand new song....

23 June

A concert of medieval, renaissance and folk music and poetry celebrating the solstice.

23 June

Enjoy the sounds of some of Queensland’s most talented students as we showcase the big bands and wind ensembles from the Department of Education, Training and Employment’s biennial program for Musically Outstanding Students (MOST).  ... Over a 10-day residential program, 77 talented music students are selected from secondary school...

24 June - 6 July

Story Lab goes Live! during the winter holidays.  Step into Story Lab these holidays to explore the world of storytelling using sound and music. ... Through song writing, stop motion, Foley, film and more, unleash your imagination while learning the skills and techniques of the experts. Tune in to the workshops you want and join industry profe...

24 June

Ever wondered why snakes don't have legs? Join a ranger for fun activites and a reptile presentation. Discover fascinating snake facts and learn how to be 'snake smart'. For children 6-9 years.

25 June - 5 July

... Powerkids to the rescue! Draw! Sing! Stretch! Watch! Jump! Cook! Play! Become a Hero for the day! ... Powerkids – Brisbane’s Annual Children’s Festival, will run over 11 exciting and fun-filled days, all within the Brisbane Powerhouse’s big house of adventure. ... This year the theme is ‘My Hero’, with loads...

25 June - 3 July

... What if for one day only, everyone disappeared and the city belonged to you? ... Tom and his mum are shopping in the city. Dragged past anything interesting, Tom is bored, stuck between the crockery section and a hard place. Things escalate when everyone disappears, leaving only their shoes. ... The city is Tom's and Tom's alone. He adventures...

25 June - 7 July

Brisbane’s very own super hero Laser Beak Man who has his own animated TV series on ABC3 Tv returns to his much loved headquarters at the Brisbane Powerhouse for an art exhibition that you won’t forget! ... Following adventures in New York, Nashville, Sydney and Melbourne and with a play by the Sydney Theatre Company about to open this...

25 June - 5 July

Centred around the theme “My Hero” each workshop offers kids the chance to learn, create, and most importantly have fun. Festival favourites, Kids In The Kitchen, Clay Animation, Little Journo, Powervocals, and Rockwall are all back. New workshops include, Up & Away Video Play, Action Series, Dziah Yoga Dance, Sweet Treats, and Pupp...

26-30 June
Occurs every week on Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday

... Step into the whimsical wonderland of Argus, where table tops grow grass and water bottles become the depths of the ocean. ... Making use of nothing but household objects and four pairs of hands, Argus transcends from the simple to the sublime when a fragile little creature seeks to find a home in a world where he just doesn’t fit in. .....

27-30 June

Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail when Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes tours Australia this winter.  This spectacular ice production featuring eight of our most loved Disney Princesses and their devoted Princes, with breathtaking skating, daring acrobatics, high flying jumps, and lovable Disney friends is j...

29 June

The search that launched the careers of Samantha Harris, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Alyssa Sutherland, Sarah Stephens, Catherine McNeil, Ruby Rose and Jemma Baines is back in 2013 for the 23rd annual Girlfriend Rimmel Model Search. Girlfriend will tour Australia over the coming months in the search to find healthy, confident girls that are ready for intern...

July Events

1 July

Come and Ride with V8 Supercar driver Scott Pye and support safe cycling in Ipswich. ... There will be four ride distances and routes available on the day: ... • Llewellyn Subaru 100km ride – 7:00am start ... • Rotary Club of Ipswich City 50km ride – 7:30am start ... • Ipswich City Council 25km ride – 8:00am start ....

2-5 July

... A hilariously funny mix of chaos, comedy and acrobatics for all ages. ... Tom Flanagan as the clumsy Mr Fixit takes one step forwards and two steps back in this beautifully poignant silent movie-esque debacle!  ... After critically acclaimed Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe seasons, the charismatic, larger-than-life star of Circus Oz and Tom...

4 July

ABC Radio National and Opera Queensland invite you to be part of a studio audience for a fascinating discussion about fairytales, including some live performances from Opera Queensland’s Cinderella production. ... Since ancient times the Cinderella story has appealed to millions, with spin-offs like Pretty Woman and Slumdog Millionaire reinfo...

6 July

Australia’s largest obstacle challenge series, Greatest Athlete, dares Aussies to test their physical and mental resilience in the event of the year. Discover the athlete within through a 10 station, 5 km obstacle course at various locations around Australia. ... Over 100k Aussies will compete to win $200k in cash & prizes. Get the ticket...

6 July

Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the 2012 Sydney Underground Film Festival, Unmade in China follows the experience of a Los Angeles filmmaker who finds himself in Xiamen, China trying to direct a thriller, in Chinese, using a translator. ... He soon discovers that the old adage of making a film three times – in the writing, shooting, a...

8 July

ABC Radio National and the Australasian Association of Philosophy invite you to be part of a studio audience for the inaugural Alan Saunders Memorial Lecture. ... Alan Saunders was a fine mind with a deep reserve of talent for communicating ideas. His extraordinary creation, The Philosopher’s Zone, spread the joy of philosophy to a national a...

10 July

Join Patricia and Rory O’Connor from the Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre to learn about their journey reviving the language and culture of the Yugambeh people.  Explore the changes over time - from the 1970s when there was no recognition of the language, to now where Queensland’s first Aboriginal dictio...

11-17 July

An art exhibition that proves two heads are better than one. ... Seven with Another (SWA) is a biannual exhibition that showcases 14 well-known creative individuals, from a variety of professions, and pairs them to create an artwork together. ... By pairing creatives from different fields e.g. an opera singer with an animator; a graphic designer wi...

13 July

One day to discover, learn and grow at Utopia Women's Wellness. ... Utopia gives women the chance to take their life, happiness and health into their own hands. Get expert knowledge, speak with industry leaders and ask specific questions to enhance wellbeing. ... Utopia will feature a high quality seminar program, a wellness market, give-aways, com...

13 July

Music has always been at the heart of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. ... At a time in Queensland’s history when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples weren’t even recognised as citizens, venues such as Brisbane’s Boathouse were pivotal in providing Indigenous communities with their own sense of identity an...

13 July

David Bridie, with a new band The Pills, launches his 2013 album Wake at Brisbane Powerhouse. ... An exquisite collection of songs from a fascinating musical mind, Wake is a total immersion in sound — an exploration of space with a deliciously driving edge. ... The product of midnight musings, pondering a lyric shift, a texture...

14 July

Calling all Car Enthusiasts and Car Clubs!!! Book your spot now for the Logan Car Show! This year is bigger and better with CASH Prizes!!

17-20 July

... Starring Trevor Ashley, Rhonda Burchmore, Gary Sweet and Rhys Bobridge with Tina Jackson and Coral Mercer-Jones ... Direct from a sell-out season at the Sydney Opera House, the writers who brought you the smash hit Fat Swan (Trevor Ashley and Phil Scott) team up with acclaimed director Craig Ilott (Smoke & Mirrors) to give you this uproari...

18 July
Occurs every week on Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday

The world renowned Brodsky Quartet continues its collaborative partnership with Topology in an exclusive Brisbane performance. ... Centred around Elvis Costello’s acclaimed ballet suite Il Sogno (recreated as a chamber work for the two inimitable groups), this exhilarating evening will also include Elvis Costello songs and other original...

18 July

Spend an evening with Brisbane music stalwart Tim Steward at State Library of Queensland. Listen in at this free event as Tim chats with music journo Noel Mengel about his musical trajectory from frontman of The Madmen, to his decades-spanning turn in Screamfeeder, the establishment of his local Stone Groove record label, the li...

18-28 July

This July, you can enjoy every conceivable style of music by the best local, national and international talent at Queensland Music Festival. ... Celebrating music across the state, Queensland Music Festival is a biennial celebration of music that makes the joy of music accessible to all. In 2013, the festival will take music to...

18 July

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase is hitting the road with a stellar line-up of the hottest international and local comedians from the 2013 Sydney Comedy Festival! ... The funniest and freshest acts of Sydney’s biggest annual comedy event, are all squeezed into one hilarious night of world-class comedy, and the best news is it’s deliv...

18 July

After their successful gig in April at the Brisbane Jazz Club, we're proud to announce that the Wendy Murray Quintet will be playing at the Turnaround Jazz Club, Exhibition Street, Bowen Hills. Come and see a truly talented group of professional musicians and support local music.  Tickets only $10 at the door or book in advance on (07) 3216111...

19 July

Come and join us for an entertainment-packed ‘Lunch for the Lads’ to celebrate all things male while raising funds to assist Mater Foundation’s Prostate Cancer Research, plus the announcement of the 2013 ‘David Fordham Junior Sport Award’ recipient. ... This annual lunch will address the business outlook for the year a...

19 July

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

19-21 July

The pre-eminent interpreters of Shostakovich in the world, The Brodsky Quartet will perform the entire Canon of his string quartets as part of this year’s Queensland Music Festival. ... Shostakovich was a man completely and utterly emotionally connected to his music. The 15 string quartets – collectively thought of as one of the great w...

20 July

For this special Queensland Music Festival performance, the Abbreviations Orchestra offers up an abbreviated history of jazz – Miles Davis, Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Thelonious Monk and much more – all in one show. ... With wild harmonies, intricate counterpoints and thrilling improvisations, the band brings an orches...

20 July

Join the Queensland Wind Orchestra, conducted by David Law, for a special concert to celebrate our 10th Anniversary!  We are extremely proud to have been serving community music for 10 fulfilling years, comprising many concerts, 2 national championship titles and the privilege of working with renowned conductors and soloists alike. ... We...

23 July - 18 August

... Central Queensland Project. A photographic exploration of a region in transition ... Given the complexity of the modern economy, and the insularity of city life, many of us are becoming blind to the reality of what lies beyond the city limits. The Central Queensland Project is a photographic exploration of a little heard from, but economi...

23 July - 18 August

... The more you sweat, the less you bleed. ... For 18 months theatre-maker Roslyn Oades and her trusty tape recorder followed a determined, young boxer from Western Sydney through his preparations for a world-title fight. I’m Your Man is the story of who she and her tape recorder met along the way: past legends, up-and-comers and failed c...

25-26 July

 The Chalk Hotel’s famous Snow Party is back! ... Our fourth Red Bull Snow Party will take place over two massive nights, Thursday the 25th July and Friday the 26th of July! ... The three storey high toboggan slope is back, where you can race your mates down the slopes to compete to experience a New Zealand winter with a Ski Holiday for...

26-28 July

... Esperanto is about bringing the world together one song, note, voice and drumbeat at a time. ... Featuring Barefoot Divas, Kate Miller-Heidke, John Rodgers, James Morrison, Darren Percival, David Jones, Gerard Mapstone, Mzaza, The Mouldy Lovers, Tedeschi & Cooper, the View From Madeleine's Couch and more. ...   ... In this world of ou...

28 July

~ Grill’d partners with Virgin Mobile Australia to stream the ‘Best of the Fest’ from Splendour in the Grass at its Wintergarden Restaurant & Bar ~ ... Brisbane music-lovers who don’t like to get their feet dirty will be able to enjoy headline bands from Splendour over burgers and beer next Sunday at Grill’d Winte...

31 July - 3 August

In this new comedy by Windmill Theatre, nerds rule. ... A sell-out when it premiered at the Adelaide Festival in 2012 and a Ruby Award winner for best drama, School Dance mashes together some '80s gold (BMX heroics, Smurfs and power ballads) to create some gloriously goofy and - for those of us with long memories - achingly real comedy. ... Set in...

August Events

1 August

Pesta Rakyat (Party of the People), the largest annual Indonesian event in Brisbane, returns to celebrate the richness and diversity of Indonesian culture. ... Get to know the cultural gems of Indonesia. Step into a dynamic Indonesian market atmosphere complete with colourful decorations, costume, music and dance. ... Durin...

1 August

Mark McGuireis truly some kind of prodigy and Room 40 couldn’t be happier to have him as part of this year’s Open Frame proceedings. ... A member of the now defunct (and much missed) US trio Emeralds, his evolution as a guitarist and songwriter in his own right seems unbounded. ... Taking looped guitar as the basis for his work, McGuire...

4 August

What’s Cooking in the Gardens ... Redcliffe Botanic Gardens – George and Henzell Streets, Redcliffe ... Sunday August 4, 2013 ... 10am – 3pm ... Join us for a day of Botanical Bliss, as What’s Cooking in the Gardens? celebrates its 10th Anniversary.  This much loved event celebrates the great outdoors with food,...

4 August

... Fake it So Real charts the challenges and trials when the over-the-top theatrics of the wrestling ring collide with the realities of the working-class South. ... Fake it So Real follows a ragtag group of wrestlers in North Carolina over the course of a week leading up to their headline performance. ... The film charts the challenges and trials...

10 August

Saxophones, drums and guitars take over as we celebrate All That Jazz at State Library of Queensland with a min festival. ... Throughout the day enjoy live performances from Tropical Dance Orchestra, The Con Artists, La Trav, and The Calibre Cats or get involved in one of our dance classes and show off your new moves in the SLQ Gallery. Catch a fre...

10 August

From the hot sounds of New Orleans, to the cool hybrid forms of the contemporary era, discover the many facets of jazz, and how it influences our lives today in a free panel discussion at State Library of Queensland. ... Neville Myers, President Queensland Jazz Archive and Lecturer in Jazz History at the Queensland Conservatorium facilitates a conv...

10 August

Enjoy the music of The Mark Pradella Quintet at a free performance at State Library of Queensland.   ... The Mark Pradella Quintet bring together a new spin of burners and smooth jazz covering all the classics from Benny Goodman, Grover Washington, Spyro Gyra, Chick Korea to George Benson, Michael Franks and Gershwin.  &nbs...

13-17 August

Come and see Queensland’s and Australia’s best long range target shooters. Free entry! Stay and enjoy the hospitality of the Bullseye Bar and Cafe. ... Belmont Shooting Complex, Brisbane (enter Old Cleveland Rd opposite Stanborough Rd)

15 August

At State Library of Queensland, join Brisbane’s music darling Katie Noonan in conversation with Noel Mengel as they explore her life in music – from musical influences to what she has given the musical world as a mother, singer, producer, songwriter, pianist and business woman. ... Katie Noonan is a four times ARIA Award winning an...

15-31 August

Jan Manton Art and Metro Arts are proud to announce Platform 2013, featuring Brisbane-based artists Judith Wright, Carl Warner, Shayle Flesser, Indonesian artist Jumaadi and Chinese artist Miao Xiaochun.  Highlights of the exhibition include Restart andDisillusion, video works by one of the most influential Chinese new media art...

17 August

Grab your dad and head to the Queen Street Mall for loads of reading fun! Join Kevin Sheedy, Rupert McCall, Tim Jackman and Getano Bann as we celebrate the importance of dads reading with their kids. ... There’ll be sing-alongs, story time, craft stations and more. ... Dads Read is a State Library of Queensland initiative, raising awareness o...

17 August

"City de noir” is a unique and engaging photographic exploration which presents the viewer with Sydney from new and unexpected angles. Pictures explore the ordinary moments absorbed by the intensity of everyday city life, encapsulates the fleeting experience and focuses on the beauty in the mundane. ... The unpredictable and ever changing nat...

17 August - 16 November
Occurs third Saturday of every month

The Handmade Expo Market - Excellence in Making-Baking-Growing. ... Ipswich's largest handmade market.  With up to 100 stalls of handmade, handbaked, handgrown and handpicked, you are bound to find something fabulously unique. ... You can also find a large array of lunch time options plus the Coffee Club Coffee Van onsite for your coffee/tea n...

17 August

Billycart Markets Is bringing the fun back with retro 80's theme this August 17th Market.  ... With all the usual fabulous market goodies, this market will also include Hula Hooping classes, sewing for the kids, fabulous shopping and of course delectable gourmet foods that are always popular. ... The fabulous Street Science show will be rockin...

18-25 August

Welcome to the world of Short+Sweet - a more creative world ten minutes at a time! ... The Short+Sweet Theatre Festival is back in Brisbane and the Gold Coast from July in 2013 with over 40 new plays, presented between the 2 venues bringing together over 200 local artists working to create an experience for the audience of pure Queensland talent. ....

20 August - 15 September

... "Yangon (Rangoon) a City to Rescue" Photo Exhibition ... “In Yangon we have one of the last 19th and early 20th century landscapes left in all of Asia,” U Thant Myint U, UN diplomat and founder of the Yangon Heritage Trust in the Financial Review Dec 15 2012 ... Jacques Maudy & Jimi Casaccia volunteered with the Yangon...

20 August - 15 September

... Strangely Familiar investigates the ‘unseen’ side of a differently-abled narrative effectively disrupting the ableist presumption of people labelled ‘disabled’ as inferior. ... Over the past twelve months Louis Lim has worked collaboratively with Jocelyn, Finbar and Anthony. The stories presented are not conce...

20-26 August

This year the AICE Israeli Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary and will visit Brisbane for a 2nd year at Palace Centro Cinemas! In marking this decade milestone we expand the festival to include two new cities – Canberra & Byron Bay, and an additional venue in Melbourne (Kino Cinemas). ... In 2013 we bring you one of our stronge...

20 August

recent induction into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame. Hosted by QUT Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham, this is a rare opportunity to see Jedda on the big screen and to learn more about one of our state’s memorable leaders, Charles Chauvel. ... Jedda (1955), filmed in central Australia, tells the story of A...

21 August

2013 marks 150 years since the arrival of South Sea Islanders in Queensland. Today, more than 20,000 descendants identify as Australian South Sea Islanders and continue to enrich Queensland’s cultural diversity with their unique identity, spirituality and history. ... Dr Kate Evans, together with Imelda Miller, Assistant Curator of Torres Str...

Occurs last Sunday of every month

Help celebrate Keep Australia Beautiful Week by shedding some light on the creatures of the night. Bring the whole family on a spotlight walk at Bunyaville Conservation Park.

23 August - 1 September

CATC photoimaging students and The Love Love Art Gallery is excited to present “Just Looking, Thanks”. This free exhibition is a group project created by eleven emerging photographic artists studying photography full time at CATC. ... In the exhibition, the photographers will present a series of photographs ranging from the bizarre to t...

23 August - 1 September

David Henderson adds an evocative touch to his ever-popular Venetian scenes ... Along with David Henderson’s ongoing fascination with Venice, two new destinations – Istanbul and Jerusalem feature in the internationally-renowned Australian artist’s 2013 exhibition at Brisbane’s Graydon Gallery this month. ... Drawn to great w...

24 August

Looking for Adventure? Inspired to try an amazing race style event? ... Teams of two combine cycling, kayaking and running (or walking), to navigate around a fun course revealed only one hour prior to race start. ... Teams can be male, female,mixed, parent/child, corporate, schools – as long as you’ve got two people aged...

25 August - 15 December
Occurs every week on Sunday

Breeze into the week with a good dose of free live music each Sunday at Livespark. ... Livespark presents a mid-afternoon offering of the best indie-pop and rock bands from Brisbane and beyond for music enthusiasts of all ages. The event is presented as a double bill with the first band beginning at 3.30pm and the second band entertaining fro...

25 August - 7 October
Occurs every week on Sunday

Livewired comedy makes every other day jealous it’s not Sunday. ... Keep the Monday blues at bay with free comedy every Sunday! Whether you enjoy one-liners, witticisms, humorous observations or someone telling you how it is, you’ll find the best line-up of local, national and international comedians on stage every week. ... 8 Sep...

29 August

On 29 August, Lexi Corporate Publishing will host the annual Queensland Business Writers' Conference at Niche Event Spaces in Stones Corner, Brisbane. ... This conference will provide a full day of training sessions for business writers, communications staff and sales staff who write, as well as entrepreneurs and sole traders who have to write but...

30-31 August

It’s that time of the year again, where Brisbane’s fashionista’s will don the season’s must-haves and flock to the Valley, where Capulet will be transformed into a stretch of runway, fashionable discussions and a stylish cocktail party! This is a must attend event where you can party with models and industry insiders over tw...

30 August - 7 September

Underground Productions presents ‘Bat Boy: The Musical’Book by Keythe Farley and Brian FlemmingMusic and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe ... Director: Alex FeifersMusical Director: Nick HollambyChoreographer: Bonnie Mullins ... Underground Productions couldn’t be more proud and excited to present the Queensland premiere of B...

31 August

The worldwide phenomenon known as Dîner en Blanc will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year!  Launched by François Pasquier and a handful of friends in 1988, the Paris Dîner en Blanc now attracts more than 10,000 people each year. ... What began as a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event has grown into an int...

September Events

Occurs last Sunday of every month

Join a volunteer to discover the amazing history, plants and animals of the Enoggera Reservoir and surrounds.

1 September - 1 December
Occurs first Sunday of every month

The Handmade Expo Market, Excellence in Making-Baking-Growing ... An all indoor venue, you can find up to 100 stalls of handmade, handbaked, handgrown and handpicked, you are bound to find something fabulously unique. ... This market is large, full of amazing atmosphere with music and the buzz of the crowd and is for all members of the family with...

3-4 September

A conference dedicated to educating and inspiring creatives + creative entrepreneurs in the art of business. ... This event is a business conference with a difference.It is an event that focuses on creating, driving and maintaining either a creative business and/or providing insight to those who wish to look for more creative and artful approaches...

4 September

Beijing, Bangalore, Belfast, Brussels, Berlin, Bern, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and Brisbane! immerse yourself in Brisbane’s creative talent at Pecha Kucha Night. ... Pecha Kucha Night is a worldwide phenomenon. Beginning in Tokyo in 2003, this renowned design presentation format (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) was pioneered by Klein D...

5-7 September

Back by popular demand, In Vogue: Songs by Madonna comes direct from sell-out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Auckland and New York. ... Jersey Boys star Michael Griffiths is Madonna. No accent, costume or wig, just ‘Madge’ accompanying herself at the piano to lead you through her tough life and tender songs. Watch as...

5 September

A must for lovers of photography, the Nikon-Walkley Slide Night features the latest works by some of Australia’s most talented and passionate photographers. ... We invite you to make a submission to showcase your photos in front of a captive audience and get noticed by media players at the Nikon-Walkley Photographers’ Slide Night in Bri...

5 September

As part of Body Image & Eating Disorders Awareness Week we would like to provide you with access to an expert on a topic that affects many of our young Australians. ... This event is the perfect opportunity to get sound information on teen obesity, straight from a highly experienced and trusted professional. ... The seminar will feature a dieti...

6 September

Our events combine beautiful products and unique services all at the very BEST prices. So unique as we cater to 'End of Season', 'End of Line', 'Best Buys' and 'Sales' so this is the perfect morning out if you are looking at getting something different and interesting at a really great prices.  ... Not only catering for the serious shopper we...

6-8 September

The Sunday Mail Home Show returns this September as Brisbane’s number one destination for home builders, renovators and tradies alike. ... Now held at the world-class Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 6 – 8 September, over 300 exhibitors will showcase the latest in kitchen renovations, bathroom projects, interior design,...

8 September

A concert of medieval music and stories from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

8 September

The 2013 Brisbane Beach Soccer Challenge, supported by Brisbane's own soccer legends - the Brisbane Roar, is a brand new initiative created to bring social and corporate teams together for a fun and friendly day of beach soccer - all while raising funds and awareness for Youngcare! ... With a vibrant Carnivalé-festival vibe, plenty of enjoya...

8 September - 13 October
Occurs second Sunday of every month

The Handmade Expo Market, Excellence in Making-Baking-Growing ... An all indoor venue, you can find up to 100 stalls of handmade, handbaked, handgrown and handpicked, you are bound to find something fabulously unique. ... This market is large, full of amazing atmosphere with music and the buzz of the crowd and is for all members of the family with...

11 September - 23 October
Occurs every second week on Wednesday

Suited to the Brisbane CBD worker - Fast Track is ultimately a team event, but individuals are also welcome to enter. ... The Series involves 4 race days held once a fortnight during September & October. ... You can choose to walk/run 4.5km or run 7km along a scenic course around the Brisbane River. ... The beauty of the Series is that start ti...

11-12 September

Iconic singer Cyndi Lauper returns to Australia to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of her groundbreaking album with a nationwide tour of Australia. During the tour, which will commence on August 29 in Melbourne, Cyndi Lauper will perform the record-setting album She’s So Unusual in its entirety. ... Recorded and released in 1983, She’s S...

12 September

Spain’s Francisco López is internationally recognized as one of the major figures in sound art and the experimental music scene. ... For more than thirty years he’s collected raw sound from all sources and transformed them into unexpected and compelling soundscapes. López invites you to be blindfolded and enter his consumi...

13-14 September

Having recently returned to Australia from touring Europe and the U.S with the Bad Seeds, the most legendary and influential Ed Kuepper is coming to Brisbane Powerhouse for a night of special, Solo & By Request shows. ... That’s right, armed with only his voice; a couple of acoustic guitars and a stomp box, Ed will play crowd favourites f...

14-15 September

Celebrate Redcliffe Festival will once again bring a fiesta of food & fun to the Peninsula on the weekend of 14 and 15 September. Starting with a ‘meet and greet’ on Saturday at Scarborough with the Offshore Superboat Championship drivers –see their awesome machines up close, as they practice for the following day’s race...

14 September - 20 December
Occurs second Sunday of every month

Discover more about your favourite Australian singer/songwriters at Waxing Lyrical as they perform live and chat about the artistry behind their tunes. ... 14 September Sahara Beck, Lili Kendall ... Sahara Beck Sahara Beck is a singer/songwriter hailing from the Sunshine Coast. A truly wonderful, young songwriter with an exceptional music...

14 September

Join Weekend Arts for a special broadcast from the Brisbane Festival this Saturday. ... Sarah Kanowski will be speaking with Debbie Allen, director of the headline show ‘Freeze Frame’ (and a Fame-alumni!), Festival Director Noel Staunton, & director of the independent theatre program, David Berthold. ... Stars of international avant...

17-21 September
Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Handing the spotlight to Twelfth Night’s famous clown character, this brilliantly funny one-man play tells a timeless story of revenge, prudery and practical jokes. Tim Crouch is one of the world’s leading contemporary theatre makers and a specialist in adapting Shakespeare for young and old. ... Following the huge success of I, Caliban...

17-22 September

Leo

LEO will rocket you to a world where the laws of gravity are thrown out the window. ... Forget Newton and the apple, this hilarious one-man show will send your senses topsy-turvy. From playing saxophone in mid-air, to breakdancing up the wall, LEO will rocket you to a world where the laws of gravity are thrown out the windo...

18 September

Did you know there are over 600 collecting organisations across the state of Queensland? ... From small rural museums, libraries, archives and art galleries, to large city institutions — they’re all dedicated to collecting Queensland memory. Making these collections accessible and available in the digital world is one of the challenges...

19 September

Inspired by science fiction, freeform music and Detroit techno, Laurel Halo crafts lush, electronic avant-pop that is as theoretical as it is playful. ... Halo’s 2012 LP, Quarantine, struck a deep bass-loaded chord. Issued by one of the UK’s most vital electronic music labels, Hyperdub, the album found its way into a huge array of end-o...

22 September

A caring environment for families and partners of FIFO workers to connect and share experiences regarding our lifestyle, come along and meet some other partners in your situation who can offer support and friendship. ... Bring along a share plate for morning tea, sunscreen, hats, drinks for your family. Please RSVP via our website, email, or text o...

24-26 September

In a breathtaking and vulnerable display of grace and physical power, Brisbane-born contemporary circus troupe Casus return home to Brisbane with their exquisite piece, Knee Deep. ... Performed to sold out audiences around the world this elegant acrobatic show, set to a haunting soundtrack will leave you breathles...

24-28 September

Northern Soul is a one-woman show about Victoria Melody’s attempts at joining in. Her unusual ethnographic approach to performance has found her living with pigeon fanciers for a year and learning to northern soul dance in stranger’s living rooms. ... Victoria immerses herself into other peoples worlds and examines national characterist...

25 September

Ever wondered what creatures lurk under the water’s surface? Join a ranger for a guided tour of the wildlife centre, have a go at dip-netting by the reservoir and meet some of the water-dwellers that live in our beautiful creeks and rivers. Not Suitable for under schoola ge children. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

27-28 September

Brisbane Festival highlight, Rising sees talented newcomer Aakash Odedra perform four individually stunning solo pieces created by some of today’s most important and influential international choreographers. ... Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui each created a solo for Aakash Odedra, presented in a quadruple bill and open...

27 September

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

28-29 September

Swan Lake - The Nutcracker ... Australian National Tour ... Returning to Australia to perform two of the most memorable and enchanting classical ballets ... The Russian National Ballet Theatre returns for a tour of full-length classical performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker in over 20 cities across Australia fr...

30 September - 7 October

Join a ranger from Walkabout Creek to learn about our iconic parks and meet wildlife up close. Catch a glimpse of the elusive platypus and say hello to some of our creek creatures. Free with entry into Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre. Sign up on the day as spaces are limited. Sorry no organised groups please.

October Events

1 October

Join an indigenous ranger and take a step back in time to discover what life was life for the Indigenous people of the area. Enjoy a dreamtime story, learn about artefacts and the kids can paint a boomerang! Bookings esential as places are limited.

1-5 October

Join John Birmingham as he shifts his milk crates from one dysfunctional share house to the next, encountering freaks, geeks, gamers, players, stoners, junkies, flunkies, losers, bruisers, strippers, whippers and moontanners. ... A cast of eleven bring over 30 characters to life in this pacey, racey, and frequently spacey production. ... It’s...

1-5 October

Join John Birmingham as he shifts his milk crates from one dysfunctional share house to the next, encountering freaks, geeks, gamers, players, stoners, junkies, flunkies, losers, bruisers, strippers, whippers and moontanners. ... A cast of eleven bring over 30 characters to life in this pacey, racey, and frequently spacey production. ... It’s...

3 October

Verdi adored Shakespeare, and his three Shakespearian operas: Macbeth, Otello and Falstaff are proof of the affinity the composer felt with his playwright hero. Producing multiple works year in, year out, both Shakespeare and Verdi lived for the stage, and both were intensely involved with the direction and performance of their works. ... The combi...

5 October

What do 29 world-class classical, jazz, and electronic musicians do with a collection of toy musical instruments? Create world-class toy music of course! ... If you’re a fan of jazz, folk, electronica and experimental music then toy music might just be your next passion. Come along to the Festival of Toy Music where talented musicians combine...

6 October

A relaxed environment for FIFO wives and partners to build support networks and create lasting friendships. ... Visit the Meet up website to RSVP as a table will need to be booked. ... Admission fees are - Under 12mths Free, children 1-4 $11, children 5+ $13, adults $3.50 (includes a drink) ... Please remember your partner is more than welcome an...

10 October

At Medibank we’re more than just health insurance – we provide health information and support services too. As part of our ongoing commitment to help all Australians lead better lives, we are holding an event on how to optimise your health. ... This event is the perfect opportunity to get sound information on how to manage stress and ma...

11-20 October
Occurs every week on Sunday, Friday & Saturday

Willkommen to Oktoberfest Brisbane 2013, nominated as one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests around the world. This year's Oktoberfest will be the best one yet. Over two weekends in October, you'll have the chance to: sample the absolute finest in German food, taste hand-crafted beers made from 200 year old recipes, enjoy traditional music and entertainmen...

11-12 October

Nath Valvo is addicted to Grindr, and he is not alone. Join this award-winning comedian as he dives head first into the most influential application to hit the gay scene since fake tan. ... Grindr is a smartphone app used by nearly 1.5 million men every day. The app locates other men within close proximity and is the perfect way to pick up. Grindr:...

12-13 October

The Brisbane Fitness and Health Expo brings together everything FIT and HEALTHY in an entertaining and educational environment – all under 1 roof for 2 days. ... With around 10,000 visitors and over 100 exhibitors expected, this event is not to be missed! ... Highlights of the Expo will include: ... Fashion parades ... Group Fitness Demonstra...

13 October

After last season's sell-out, QTS is back bigger & better! Whether you're a weekend warrior, beginner or in between, choose a distance that suits you and then SWIM IT. RIDE IT. RUN IT. TRI IT! ... QTS 400m Swim, 15k Bike, 4k Run ... Enticer 200m Swim, 7.5k Bike, 2k Run ... Kool Kids 100m Swim, 2k Bike, 400m Run

19 October

Shop, Eat, Play, Love ... Saturday 19th October will see Brighton Road in Sandgate become a flurry of activity when the Billycart Markets commence at 3pm for the return of Twilight Markets Season.  ... A Lazy Daisy Summer will see stall holders set up a summer twilight market with flowing kaftans, spring flowers in their hair and eve...

19 October

The Queensland Pops Orchestra presents Viva Italia Concert featuring the cream of Italian performers in Brisbane and talented Trio La Forza. ... Headliner Ann-Maria La Spina is a former Savage Garden singer who has performed around the world with people as famous as Meatloaf and Slash from Guns 'n' Roses. ... Anna-Maria's duet album with brother Ro...

20 October

If you only support one Cancer Fundraiser this year make it a Quacker! Be a part of the Great Brisbane Duck Race and Support the Duck to Stop Cancer. Buy your Duck Race ticket today or join the Team Duck Race Challenge and help us bring the next great cancer discovery to life. ... Celebrate cancer research at the Great Brisbane Duck Race Festival...

20 October

FIFO Connections - connecting the dots for fly in fly out families. ... Rocks riverside park has adventure playgrounds, water play area, basketball court, an amphitheatre, riverside promenade, bikeways, formal lawns and bushland. I suggest bringing a change of clothes and a towel for your kids as well as all the usual things you pack for a morning...

21 October - 25 November

Brisbane Openair nights are a quintessentially summer event, with feature films playing on huge outdoor screens from dusk. Cinemagoers can relax with some gourmet-style food and tasty beverages from the licensed bar, while listening to the sunset sounds of acoustic sets from emerging musicians. ... Before the films begin at sunset, Brisbane Openair...

23 October

As part of State Library of Queensland’s ‘a night in the JOL’ series, join retired architect Richard Allom and architect, academic and historian, Don Watson, in conversation with Phil Brown, as the growing collection of architectural treasures held in the John Oxley Library. ... A night in the JOL is a monthly series delving into...

24 October

For those among us who don't yet have to concern ourselves with the school run, come along and let your little one run off excess energy while you enjoy the company of other mums.  This venue does have a cafe.

26 October

Dare to be scared??! If you love a good horror show, don’t miss State Library’s terror-fest movie marathon, featuring some of the most haunting, gruelling horror from across the globe. (18+ ID will be checked on entry) ... 2pm: Wolf Creek (R18+, 2005, 94min) Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman. ......

29 October - 16 November
Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Sweeping through the Russian Revolution, World War II, and Brisbane history, Motherland is an epic new work of historical fiction, informed by actual events. ... Three women, exiled from their homelands, find their lives are woven together across continents and decades. Nell Tritton, the Brisbane wife of a deposed Russian prime minister forms...

31 October

Are we witnessing another period of ‘the wars of religion’? ... Are tribal mentalities dividing the world into religiously exclusive zones? ... What hope is there for cultivating peace if religion is fuelling hatred? ... Are journalists 'blind' to the religious news in their midst? ... Paul Marshall of the Hudson Institute on Religious...

31 October

For those among us who don't yet have to concern ourselves with the school run, come along and let your little one run off excess energy while you enjoy the company of other mums.

November Events

3 November

Looking for Adventure? Inspired to try an amazing race style event? ... Teams of two combine cycling, kayaking and running (or walking), to navigate around a fun course revealed only one hour prior to race start. ... Teams can be male, female,mixed, parent/child, corporate, schools – as long as you’ve got two people aged...

3 November

Please join us for bacon and egg rolls in the park. We will supply Bacon, Eggs, Bread rolls, Sauces and butter. If your dietry requirements differ to whats on offer please bring along something so you're not excluded.Please ensure you provide your families own drinks, sunscreen, hats, and anything else you require for a morning out.

5 November

Melbourne Cup 2013Have fun with us this Melbourne Cup!Watch the race Live. Sweeps, lots of prizes, runners.3 COURSES, SIDES & A GLASS OF FRENCH SPARKLING $65 Tuesday November 5 from 12.00 Midday$65 per guest. Reservations essential 

5 November

Come and gee on your favourite donkey at Peasant for this year's Melbourne Cup! ... Spanish banquetGlass of sparkling on arrivalTab across the streetLive coverage on the big screenSweepstakesBest Hat and Other Prizes! ...   ... Tue 5 November from 12pm

5 November

Libertine has Melbourne Cup covered! ... Enjoy a modern Vietnamese street-food banquet or select from the menu at $95 per person ... Watch the race live on two big screens and why not participate in a Best Dressed Competition ...   ... Tuesday 5 November, from 12pm ... Bookings recommended 

5 November

Celebrate the race that stops the nation this year at Cabiria! ... Enjoy a banquet and bubbles for $70 per head and watch the race from Flemington live on the big screen! ... Tuesday 5 November, from 12pmBookings recommended

7 November
Occurs 7th of every month

For those among us who don't yet have to concern ourselves with the school run, come along and let your little one run off excess energy while you enjoy the company of other mums.  This venue does have a cafe.

7 November

15 Artists is an annual acquisitive award developed to enhance the Moreton Bay Regional Art Collection and exhibition program. The exhibition is curated to highlight new works by a selected group of emerging, mid-career and established artists. ... Selected artists :- Kenji Uranishi, Sophie Bottomley, Leonard Brown, Grace Burzese, Joseph Daws, Walt...

12 November - 1 December
Occurs every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

The stories, characters and everyday lives of people in Queensland outback towns are captured in this unique photo-documentary project that reflects the changing face of rural queensland. ... Discover the diverse stories of Queensland’s outback towns. View images that capture the interplay between communities, commerce and natural resources,...

13-24 November

The Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) presented by Screen Queensland is an iconic event held annually in Queensland’s state capital. Now in its 22nd year, BIFF will continue to bring the community together in 2013 with a captivating showcase of 137 feature films plus 45 short films of the biggest and best films from around the globe...

14 November

For those among us who don't yet have to concern ourselves with the school run, come along and let your little one run off excess energy while you enjoy the company of other mums.

14-17 November

We are looking for audience members to take part in a new and exciting factual entertainment series called Save Your Life Tonight!Commissioned by ABC TV, Save Your Life Tonight will explore the major health issues affecting Australia today. Filmed in front of a live audience, the series will focus on prevention. ... Featuring a host, panel of medic...

15 November

Get swept away with Brisbane’s own eight-piece folk-rock juggernaut The Good Ship for a night of cabaret and pirate-infused revelry. ... The Good Ship return to Brisbane Powerhouse to present their music cabaret work The Seven Seas, a performance to launch their new album of the same name. The show is also a grand opportunity for The Good Shi...

16 November

The Mummy Tree Markets offers a fun day out for the entire family.  Our Petite Boutique Market offers around 30 boutique stalls, yummy food in the hotel and a wonderful playground with gorgeous old fashioned carousel which is free until midday, music fun with Boppin Babies and more plus Free entry and parking, you don’t want to miss our...

16 November

To celebrate 20 magnificent years together, Australia’s leading a cappella quartet, The Idea Of North is touring a special anniversary concert right across Australia. ... This will be a night of reminiscing with beautiful music, the usual TION-style hilarity and the launch of a brand new album to mark this special occasion. ... These four ext...

16 November

Queensland’s favourite girls, women in docs, are back with a brand new album and a swag of new songs to boot! ... women in docs (Roz Pappalardo and Chanel Lucas) have wooed the world with their dynamic show and award winning songs, from Pennsylvania to Perth, Canada to Cairns. ... After a short time off the road, Queensland’s favourite...

17 November

On Sunday 17 November, the Jindalee Pool, Jindalee will host the MS Swimathon event of the year to raise vital funds to help people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). ... MS Swimathon is a great event for all ages and abilities. It doesn’t matter if you can do 100 fast laps or doggy paddle one, everyone can join in, have fun and support peo...

17 November

A fenced, family friendly, safe swimming, kids water play venue patrolled by lifesavers and is brilliantly designed so that we can watch over our kids while maintaining a conversation with each other.Bring along morning tea, sunscreen, hats, drinks, towels and anything else you may need for your family.

17 November

Mohsen Namjoo is an Iranian artist, songwriter, singer, music scholar and setar (traditional Persian lute) player based in California. ... Born in 1976 in Torbat-e Jam, Iran, Namjoo began his musical training at the age of twelve. In 1994 Namjoo began to study Theatre and Music at the University of Tehran. Namjoo also studied Iranian folk music un...

20 November - 7 December
Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

You live at the remote edge of a civilisation in economic free-fall, about to destroy itself in a nuclear war. ... (Like anyone, you'd rather not think about that.) ... You live in one of the most corrupt cities on the planet, under a state government elected by a minority who mostly live elsewhere. ... Again, you'd rather be having fun. Maybe maki...

21 November

For those among us who don't yet have to concern ourselves with the school run, come along and let your little one run off excess energy while you enjoy the company of other mums.  This venue does have a cafe.

22-24 November

Dust delivers a roving performance incorporating sideshow, rock ‘n’ roll, film and a vortex of dust! Featuring music written and performed by Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors) with a choir of 50 voices made up of local singers and performers, the production incorporates local stories and experiences with asbestos and celebrates the...

22 November

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

23 November

The event features the launch of the "Aviation in Queensland Exhibition" and talks on Bert Hinkler, Queensland aviation pioneers and aviation in the 1920s and 1930s.  Unique artefacts such as Bert Hinkler's birth certificate and QANTAS No.1 Ticket will be on display.

28 November

For those among us who don't yet have to concern ourselves with the school run, come along and let your little one run off excess energy while you enjoy the company of other mums.

28-30 November

Audiences will laugh and squirm watching The Dirty Brothers perform a dreamscape of deranged delights.   ... Enter the world of The Dark Party: extreme visceral theatre and physical comedy at its best where a trio of melancholic, pathetic hobo clowns, who have recently taken Europe by storm, shake up the world of contemporary circus and &ldquo...

29 November

Speaking up about what matters.Most of us can speak up about many things.We can speak up on our own behalf.We can speak up on behalf of someone else.What is important for you to speak up about?For our last Red Thread Playback of 2013 ... we will explore our stories of speaking up and not speaking up.Red Thread Playback Theatre Ensemble Performance7...

30 November

Christmas in the Park 2013 is proudly brought to you by Moreton Bay Regional Council. Embrace the season as we celebrate Christmas and community spirit on Saturday, 30 November 2013 at Pine Rivers Park on Gympie Road in Strathpine.  ... This years’ festivities will include Santa’s Village featuring the Tinsel-A-Tree competition, $2...

30 November - 1 December

Graham Redhead is bringing his nationally renowned cheese making skills to Brisbane for two days of intensive, but delicious, cheesy fun. His passion for cheese is truly contagious, as participants who have attended his cheesemaking classes will testify. ... Thirty years of experience in the dairy industry, coupled with formal qualifications in Dai...

December Events

1 December

Join Fashion Icon Kellie Alderman and man about town, Damien Anthony-Rossi for the World AIDS Day RED High Tea. ... Enjoy a mouth watering collection of high tea treats and fashions by Paul Hunt, Chelsea DeLuca, Wil Valour and White Label. ... All proceeds raised will be donated to The Hope Fund. ... Tickets $50.  To book phone 3364 0843

1 December

A BBQ Lunch Christmas Party for fly in fly out worker's families

3-22 December
Occurs every week on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

... Arj Barker returns to Brisbane, after two years away, with his brand new show Go Time. ... Since his last Brisbane run in 2011, Arj has been touring constantly, both solo and with his old pals from The Flight of The Conchords. ... According to Arj, Go Time is both “what audiences expect from me AND the last thing they expect fr...

5 December

For those among us who don't yet have to concern ourselves with the school run, come along and let your little one run off excess energy while you enjoy the company of other mums.  This venue does have a cafe.

6-7 December

Closing the year at Metro Arts is CROSS-STITCH: Thunderbox, Brisbane’s unrivalled immersive two-night art party curated by Britt Guy. Site-specific, interactive and live, Britt has curated a collection of contemporary Australian artists sharing their latest partners in crime – communities and you the audience. ... Artists include Zane T...

7 December

Christmas by the sea is proudly brought to you by “Scarborough Lights Up Redcliffe” and the Moreton Bay Regional Council. Come visit Scarborough Beach Parklands on Landsborough Avenue in Scarborough on Saturday, 7th of December 2013 to bring back that old fashion Christmas spirit. ... We welcome the whole community to come together and...

7 December 2013 - 19 January 2014
Occurs every week on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

A Magical Christmas Experience for the Whole Family! ... Visitors should be prepared to be transported to another world when you visit this Magical Christmas Installation created by Visual Display Artist Jule Barten and Original Doll Artist Chris Boston.  Lollipop Land, a supposedly ‘imaginary’ suburb of the North Pole, is where th...

7 December

Sandgate will once again be a flurry of activity when Billycart Markets opens it's huge Christmas Market on December 7th 3pm-7pm. Now in it's 5th year Billycart has become a local icon of Sandgate & Brisbane. ... The biggest market of the year on the Billycart and Brisbane calendar - this is one you do not want to miss. If you haven't started o...

7 December

Are you interested in studying Creative Media? ... We offer Certificate, Diploma and Degree courses in Animation, Audio, Design, Film, Games, Web & Mobile. ... Come along and visit us at our West End campus on Saturday December 7th. ... BRISBANE OPEN DAY DECEMBER ... We are opening up the doors of our exciting Brisbane campus on Saturday&n...

11-14 December

In Three: Tap Into Topology, Topology works with rhythmic genius/drum-kit soloist, Grant Collins and tap-dance wizard Bill Simpson to create bold new territory in both music and dance. ... Grant pushes all the artists to the edge of rhythmic possibility, never compromising groove, and Bill dances on the precipice, creating new space with his body a...

12 December

For those among us who don't yet have to concern ourselves with the school run, come along and let your little one run off excess energy while you enjoy the company of other mums.

12 December 2013 - 1 February 2014
Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

British and Australian Narrative Jewellerycurated By Norman Cherry ... Opening Event: 6pm – 8pm, Friday, December 13.Note: The gallery is closed from Sat, 21 December 2013 – Mon, 6 January 2014. ... Transplantation is a travelling exhibition that will be showcasing a group of 12 contemporary jewellery artists from the UK...

14 December

Make a splash this December as Banana Boat hosts four Family Fun Days across Brisbane. Taking place at selected swimming pools across the city, each day is packed with fun games and activities including Banana Boat’s exclusive inflatable aquatic obstacle course complete with waterslide at the end. ... The huge 12 metre inflatable course will...

15 December

A concert of medieval and renaissance music and readings for the Christmas period

15 December

After last season's sell-out, QTS is back bigger & better! Whether you're a weekend warrior, beginner or in between, choose a distance that suits you and then SWIM IT. RIDE IT. RUN IT. TRI IT! ... QTS 400m Swim, 15k Bike, 4k Run ... Enticer 200m Swim, 7.5k Bike, 2k Run ... Kool Kids 100m Swim, 2k Bike, 400m Run

15 December

Make a splash this December as Banana Boat hosts four Family Fun Days across Brisbane. Taking place at selected swimming pools across the city, each day is packed with fun games and activities including Banana Boat’s exclusive inflatable aquatic obstacle course complete with waterslide at the end. ... The huge 12 metre inflatable course will...

16 December

boy girl wall by The Escapists; One night only at the Brisbane Powerhouse. ... This is not a love story. This is a story about love. ... This is the story of Thom and Alethea. Two neighbours in an apartment block, trying desperately to keep their lives from falling apart. But the wall that stands between them has decided they belong together. ... F...

19 December

For those among us who don't yet have to concern ourselves with the school run, come along and let your little one run off excess energy while you enjoy the company of other mums.  This venue does have a cafe.

21 December

Make a splash this December as Banana Boat hosts four Family Fun Days across Brisbane. Taking place at selected swimming pools across the city, each day is packed with fun games and activities including Banana Boat’s exclusive inflatable aquatic obstacle course complete with waterslide at the end. ... The huge 12 metre inflatable course will...

22 December

Make a splash this December as Banana Boat hosts four Family Fun Days across Brisbane. Taking place at selected swimming pools across the city, each day is packed with fun games and activities including Banana Boat’s exclusive inflatable aquatic obstacle course complete with waterslide at the end. ... The huge 12 metre inflatable course will...

27 December 2013 - 19 January 2014
Occurs every week on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Following the enormous success of the 60th Anniversary Tour of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap - another of Christie’s ‘whodunits’, A Murder Is Announced, is touring Australia in 2013-2014. ... Agatha Christie’s whodunits have thrilled audiences that span many generations and continues to delight a new generation of th...

2014 Events

January Events

1 January - 1 May
Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Italians have been part of our Australian heritage since the 1800s and this exciting exhibition heralds their contribution to our culture.  The exhibition at the Commissariat Store will cover important facets of the Italian heritage in Queensland including immigration, culture, religion, and the part they played in the sugar, fruit and wine in...

Occurs every week on Monday

Brand new day club aimed at getting isolated people joining in the local community. Fun, entertainment, activities, food, beverages, outings, information for the over 55's. Every Monday from March 11 2013 at 10.00 am. Transport is available but you need to book and live in the catchment areas. Volunteer drivers also required and volunteers to run c...

Occurs every week on Thursday

We have been running since 1959 and the centre opened in 1965 making us the first service in Brisbane. We offer older people the opportunity to join in activities in our centre and where eligable go on outings. Thursday we offer transport to pick you up and bring you in the centre, entertainment, food and beverages and activities then take you home...

Occurs every week on Tuesday & Wednesday

Art Classes for children 10 years plus, a place where children can come and draw in a real artists' studio, and learn about the fundamental elements and constructive knowledge of drawing. ... Classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon at 4:30-6pm. ... 10 passes are available to purchase. Buy 10 get one free! ... DRAWING IS FUN!! A SKILL...

Occurs every week on Sunday & Saturday

Join a ranger from the South East Queensland Wildlife Centre to learn about our iconic parks and wildlife. Catch a glimps of the elusive platypus and the vulnerable spotted-tail quoll.

6-25 January

Kick off 2014 with a celebration of stories! ... From 6-25 Jan, enjoy the school holidays with State Library of Queensland. Through workshops, performances and activities, experience the wonder of stories brought to life and create and animate stories of your own. ... There’s everything from a Top Secret Storytellers Clubhouse and prop produc...

9-24 January
Occurs every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Casting Call is a contemporary metalsmithing exhibition showcasing ten emerging jewellers from the Queensland College of Art. Predominantly through the use of lost wax casting, Casting Call features an array of beautifully hand crafted jewellery and small objects. ... The artworks featured in Casting Call are smal...

10 January

RAW proudly presents our 2nd Annual... RAWards Show & Ceremony ... Join us as we honour the 9 national RAWards winners and celebrate some of our favorite talent of the 2013 season. ... Executive Director's Favorites.... ... FASHION SHOWS || GGIM :: Amber Alexis The Label :: Katrina Leigh by Katrina Gaskin :: LIPOA Threads :: Infidel. The Label...

13-24 January

Story Lab heats up for a summer of storytelling! ... Step in to State Library of Queensland’s Story Lab and explore the art of storytelling through our hands-on holiday workshops. ... From animation to cartooning, comic and manga workshops — let your imagination run wild while learning skills and techniques from the experts. Come for on...

14 January - 9 February

See the biggest stories of the past year through the lenses of Australia’s best press photographers ... Heartbreak and triumph, jubilation and devastation: it’s all on show at the Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition, featuring works by Australia’s most outstanding photojournalists. ... Each year, more than 350 entries are c...

15-23 January

Delta Gymnastics Brisbane would like to invite you to come along to our 2014 Holiday Boot Camp!! ...  Give your child the perfect start to 2014 by enrolling them in one ofour three day holiday programs! Your child will get to experience our fantasticprogram firsthand and will learn new skills, be challenged and make new friends all while impro...

18 January

Triathlon Pink is a day of personal achievement. Goals include challenge, participation, fun and raising funds for the fight against breast cancer. ... TRIATHLON DISTANCES ... Long 300m swim, 9km ride, 3km run ... Medium 200m swim, 6km ride, 2km run ... Short 100m swim, 3km ride, 1km run ... Kids 50m swim, 1.5km ride, 50km run ... FUN RUN DISTANCES...

25 January

The Holt Bolt is a 6-8km obstacle race series run on the Bald Hills flats. The race is coordinated by Richard Holt and Brisbane Rugby League players Josh McGuire. The first race on November 30 2013 was a major success, so come along for race 2 on January 25th sporting an Aussie Day theme! ... The Holt Bolt is a great opportunity to keep fit and get...

25 January

Come along to our open house to see a deomostration of the Taoist Tai Chi set of exercises, learn about the benefits of our form of Tai Chi. Talk to tutors and members about their experiences with Tai Chi, join in a few steps, and follow it up with a cuppa. ... If unable to attend, check our website for details of new classes near you. We have new...

26 January

Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC, Governor of Queensland, and Mr Stuart McCosker invite you to celebrate Australia Day at an Open Day at Government House. ...  Sunday 26 January, 2014; ... Free entry; ... Gates open from 10 am until 3 pm ... Walk through historic Government House, with Volunteer Guides on hand to answer your questions (ob...

26 January

Come to Moreton Bay on Australia Day ... Fish, Fun & Aussie Sun is a key Australia Day event in the Moreton Bay region featuring free activities, rides, delicious food, delightful market stalls and lots of interactive entertainment. ... Special guests Bruce and Denise Morcombe.

26 January

Pop-Up Suitcase Rummage is a mini-scaled market with giant rewards. Bring a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with your goods and treats and enjoy a day amongst entry-level entrepreneurs and locally produced handmade, recycled and up-cycled products. ... You can be a part of the Rummage experience by selling wares or come along to buy some real...

February Events

1-2 February

Graham Redhead is bringing his nationally renowned cheese making skills to Brisbane for two days of intensive, but delicious, cheesy fun. His passion for cheese is truly contagious, as participants who have attended his cheesemaking classes will testify. ... Thirty years of experience in the dairy industry, coupled with formal qualifications in Dai...

4 February - 9 June

Visit State Library of Queensland’s Our Dreaming, a free interactive exhibition forall ages, showcasing Queensland's vibrant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories as they are retold through animation. ... Begin your journey in kuril dhagun (level 1) and enjoy an exhibition of stories by the next generation of Indigenous storytellers....

6-8 February

The hottest act ever frozen alive has returned from the 1920’s! ... RuPaul’s Drag Race reigning queen – Jinkx Monsoon makes her Australian debut in The Vaudevillians with co-star Major Scales. ... After an extended, sold-out, off-broadway season the duo are returning to the stage to reclaim their original hits ‘Girls Just Wa...

7-8 February

On Friday 7 and Saturday 8 February, the Brisbane Lions will kick off the 2014 season with their annual Australia Post Community Camp. ... The 2014 Community Camp will be spread across the Greater Springfield and Ipswich region as well as the Bundaberg and Fraser Coast regions. Players will be visiting local schools, community centres, hospitals an...

8 February

World famous improvising legends and one of Australia’s great cult bands The Necks return home for their much-anticipated annual Australian tour. ... Renowned for creating immersive, hypnotic concert experiences over two completely improvised one-hour sets, Chris Abrahams (piano), Lloyd Swanton (bass) and Tony Buck (drums/percussion) slowly c...

9 February

Pop-Up Suitcase Rummage is a mini-scaled market with giant rewards. Bring a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with your goods and treats and enjoy a day amongst entry-level entrepreneurs and locally produced handmade, recycled and up-cycled products. ... You can be a part of the Rummage experience by selling wares or come along to buy some real...

11-22 February

Put on your video goggles and headphones and enter the world of the circus as a daredevil high-flying trapeze artist. ... The Great Spavaldos brothers were fearless trapeze artists; performers of such strength and surety that all who witnessed their daredevil feats were spellbound. Lost in the mists of time and legend, their disappearance has becom...

12-23 February
Occurs every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Follow your curiosity to 지하 Underground, a pop-up Korean speakeasy bursting with live music and magical storytelling. ... Drink the night away with the bar’s eccentric proprietor as his ragtag crew of musicians unfold a timeless tale of love that transcends culture, language, and gender. Created by Jeremy Neideck and Nathan Stoneham along...

13 February

At once perplexing and intoxicating, Dave Behrens’ paintings whisk the viewer into an exhilarating, fantastical world of pattern, shape and colour. ... BODY - will see Dave Behrens - db3 take his work to a new level, exploring bodies with his own unique style that is db3 with 2d & 3d works. ... Join us on the opening night where you can m...

13-23 February

Running over 11 days from 13-23 February 2014, WTF is Brisbane Powerhouse’s iconic global contemporary performance event where culture and spectacle collide. ... Featuring works that challenge the traditional definitions of theatre, WTF14 brings together a worldly ensemble of irreverent, iconoclastic performance artists unlike any other. ......

14 February

Valentines Paddle & Dine ... Spend an enchanted evening with your beloved gliding down Brisbane's picturesque river under the stars, followed by a BBQ Buffet & Prawns, Chocolates & a bottle of sparkling wine. Enjoy Live Vocals by Neil James as you relax and experience an unforgettable evening under the night’s sky. Whether your ro...

14-23 February
Occurs every week on Sunday, Friday & Saturday

An acclaimed Australian playwright and a world-class contemporary circus ensemble combine to create this acrobatic odyssey. ... Combining the beautiful prose of multi-award-winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer (The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy) and the talents of critically-acclaimed circus performer and director Chelsea McGuffin (Cantina, Circa),&...

14 February
Occurs every week on Sunday, Friday & Saturday

Still sweaty from La Soiree at Brisbane Festival 2013, Mario joins WTF for two full-length shows with more balls, more ladies and more Queen. ... This ‘one-man show’ features the hilariously alluring Mario as MC, alongside routines from some of the best local and international female talent. Showcasing strength, beauty and balls, these...

15-22 February

Brutal Ballet presents a Superhero themed ballet performed to the album Brendon Smalls "Galaktikon". A battle of heroes and villains for all ages!This very special Brisbane season of Galaktikon will feature young local dancers who have generously donated their time to help raise funds for the Starlight Chidrens Foundation Australia. Funds rais...

15 February

Billycart Markets - Shop, Eat, Play, Love ... Brisbane's Best boutique family market starts 2014 with a bang in the beautiful bayside suburb of Sandgate. ... Visit http://www.facebook.com/BillycartMarkets for all the market information or http://www.billycartmarkets.com/

18-22 February

Let giant puppets take you and your family on an adventure of gods, monsters and volcanoes. ... A collaboration between Melbourne’s Snuff Puppets and independent Indonesian performers, Wedhus Gembel combines puppets, dance, theatre and music to retell an Indonesian fable about the cycle of life and the power of nature. ... This outdoor p...

19-23 February

It’s not easy being young, Samoan and gay – especially when God and your mother are watching. ... The hilariously funny Black Faggot was a massive hit at Auckland Fringe and won the 2013 Innovation in Theatre Award in a sold-out run at Melbourne Fringe. ... Colourful characters collide in a series of hilarious and poignant monologu...

20-22 February

Fresh from a season in London Gudirr Gudirr brings the personal and the political to life.  ... Gudirr Gudirr is the Yawuru word for the wader bird, which sounds a warning when the tides change. To ignore the warning is to risk drowning. Dancer and choreographer Dalisa Pigram’s movement draws on her work with Malay, Yawuru and Japanese e...

21-23 February

Bodies fly, voices soar and emotions run riot in this visceral new dance opera experience. ... Abandon takes Händel’s gems and infuses them with thrilling physicality. Feel the energy of this inspiring ensemble of singers, dancers and musicians in a unique integration of stunning physical dance and operatic performance exploring the them...

22 February
Occurs every week on Sunday, Friday & Saturday

Still sweaty from La Soiree at Brisbane Festival 2013, Mario joins WTF for two full-length shows with more balls, more ladies and more Queen. ... This ‘one-man show’ features the hilariously alluring Mario as MC, alongside routines from some of the best local and international female talent. Showcasing strength, beauty and balls, these...

23 February

After last season's sell-out, QTS is back bigger & better! Whether you're a weekend warrior, beginner or in between, choose a distance that suits you and then SWIM IT. RIDE IT. RUN IT. TRI IT! ... QTS 400m Swim, 15k Bike, 4k Run ... Enticer 200m Swim, 7.5k Bike, 2k Run ... Kool Kids 100m Swim, 2k Bike, 400m Run

23 February

Queensland sporting legends Natalie Cook, Petero Civoniceva and other members of the Former Origin Greats (FOGS) will hit the sand on Sunday 23 February, joining forces for the 2014 Battle Against Ovarian Cancer presented by Lexus of Brisbane at Sandstorm Beach Club, Nathan. ... The 2014 beach volleyball tournament, which is now calling for registr...

25 February - 2 March

From the creator of the biggest magic show on the planet, comes the world’s boldest and cheekiest magic show. ... They’ve performed to audiences on televisions and stages across the globe, now Christopher Wayne & Mike Tyler; two of Australia’s biggest names in magic take to the stage for the first time ever with their sleeves...

27 February - 2 March

The Courier-Mail Home Show returns this February as Brisbane’s number one destination for home builders, renovators and tradies alike. Held at the world-class Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 27 February-2 March. ... Find new products, the latest trends, great savings and the biggest names in renovating and building including...

28 February

Join us for the first of our popular public discussions in 2014 where we will explore why we love the villainous characters in fiction and in real life and why composers like Verdi have written some of the most sublime arias to texts that are most unsavoury. ... The forum will be moderated by writer and broadcaster Martin Buzacott with guest panell...

March Events

1-31 March

Enjoy good food and good company? Big Dinner Party for MS Queensland is a great chance to indulge in everything food-related while raising vital funds to help fight multiple sclerosis (MS). ... The month of March is the time to host your dinner party for MS. Your dinner party could be a three course meal, a BBQ, organising some takeaway, or cocktai...

1-31 March

Enjoy good food and good company? Big Dinner Party for MS Queensland is a great chance to indulge in everything food-related while raising vital funds to help fight multiple sclerosis (MS). ... The month of March is the time to host your dinner party for MS. Your dinner party could be a three course meal, a BBQ, organising some takeaway, or cocktai...

5-22 March
Occurs every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

The Spanish word Cimarrón refers to that which cannot be tamed – slaves that have  escaped captivity to live on the edges of society. ... A call to the wild, Cimarrón speaks to an aspect of humanity which is all but lost. This work of contemporary performance aims to evoke an instinctual and primal element –...

6 March

Join UN Women in celebration of the achievements of women and to commit to a better world for women and girls. ... Panellists include Elizabeth Broderick, Jeff Buchanan, Lance Hockridge and Catherine Fox. ...  

7 March

Brisbane’s biggest and most entertaining International Women’s Day celebration is back! ... On Friday 7 March, six Queensland women will take a provocative look at the topic – “That Women Need to Lean In or Miss Out”. ... Our two teams of lively speakers will share some witty arguments, powerful management insight...

7-23 March

An extravagant underwater Fantasytale series by Beth Mitchell. ... Inspired by “The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus”, this Photographic art series has awakened a beautiful world of underwater and fashion, with its ethereal sets and emotive stories. ... Detailed design and handcrafted elements evoke dreamlike, yet poignantly real images. The...

8 March

Let’s move & groove and make your hips swing again! ... Discover the World of Bollywood Dance! ... A warm welcome to our Bollywood Dance Workshop in Brisbane! ... An exclusive Bollywood dance training will be held in Brisbane. It is presented by Australia's National Multicultural Marketing Award winning business: Bollywood Dreams! ... The...

8 March

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation is rolling out the fake grass, blankets and an exceptional line up of entertainment for what promises to be the greatest indoor picnic ever to be held in Brisbane. ... The great outdoors will be brought indoors at the iconic City Hall for this special “What a Woman Wants” lunch...

9 March

Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia (BOSA) is thrilled to welcome internationally respected wildlife conservationist and orangutan saviour, Lone Dröscher Nielsen to Australia as part of a series of fundraising and awareness events taking place in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. ... Lone will visit Brisbane for one night only, where guests will...

9-30 March
Occurs every week on Sunday

Every Sunday from 2pm watch a free film, as part of State Library of Queensland’s SLiQ flicks: Sunday free films program. In March, SLiQ flicks celebrates the world of Japanese cinema, exploring the history and the future of one of the world’s most striking and innovative filmic movements. ... 9 Mar is Izo (R18+), a Japanese film with E...

11-16 March

Meet Australia’s self-proclaimed Trillionaire. ... Forget greed and buying things (apart from this ticket), Henry Stone is a trillionaire whose goal is to make you a trillionaire too, by providing exactly one trillion laughs throughout the duration of this important comedy event. ... Henry is one of Australia’s sharpest young comedians...

11-16 March

Have you ever had a birthday party that didn’t quite go to plan? Nath has. ... Almost 30 chronicles the results of 30 years of birthday parties gone wrong, in a show that critics have advised punters not to miss. ... Nath offends the masses on his nationally broadcast Nova weeknight show and has been labeled “A rising star in comedy&rd...

11-16 March

TWO-TIME Helpmann Award Nominee WINNER Piece of Wood, Comics’ Choice Award ... Tom Gleeson is quality. He does quality shows for quality people. Get onto it. ... Star of This Week Live. ... Already one of Australia’s favourite comedians, Tom Gleeson remarkably gets better each year. His show, Hello Bitches! was a sell-out success across...

11-16 March

Comedian and Art Lady. Nominee, Best Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2013. ... 2013 was a big year for Hannah. Apart from her award nominations, she took the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by storm and performed comedy art lectures in London, New York and Far North Queensland. She also discovered she had convict ancestry. ... As seen on Ad...

11-16 March

Already being compared to the likes of Judith Lucy and Kitty Flanagan, there’s something about Mel. ... “Sometimes I can’t sleep at night because I had a stress nap in the afternoon after incorrectly picking the winner of Ready Steady Cook. These stories and better ones will be featured in my show. Please come along, I’ve to...

11-16 March

In a world of things that are trying to grab your attention, at this year’s festival Breen will attempt to be one of them. ... Awesome – the act of inspiring awe. Who could possibly know the secret to actually being awesome? Some say it’s the ancient Mayans but that’s probably made up. Either way you look at it, you’ve...

11-16 March

Prepare to enter Paul Brasch’s Haunted House and see if you can last one scary and fun-filled hour. ... Watch your step, avoid the cobwebs and prepare to scream (with laughter) at some of the greatest movie monsters known to man. Paul’s latest offering brings to light the secret lives of our biggest movie-driven nightmares. ... Join Pau...

11-16 March

... Comedy legend Jeff Green (UK) brings to Brisbane a brand new trademark show of hilarious observations, hysterical stories and rapid fire jokes. Who’s in Jeff’s sights this year – Australian pollies, fatherhood, his long suffering wife? ... Jeff has become well-known in Australia since his first Melbourne International Comedy...

11-16 March

Peter Berner takes his decades of experience in television and radio… and dumps it all for his first love, stand-up comedy. ... Pete’s been on TV and radio for more than a decade, so you’ve no doubt seen or heard him – well this is nothing like that. Pete’s intelligent humour sets him apart as he comfortably straddles...

11-16 March

You’ve seen her on Slide Show, QI and Good News Week, now see Cal Wilson live on stage for 2 NIGHTS ONLY! ... You only live once. But what if you get three or four goes? See who Cal might have been if she’d made different decisions: like become a surgeon. Or a poet. Or a dude. ... Join her as she performs an hour of standup and characte...

11-16 March
Occurs every week on Friday & Saturday

A comedy cocktail that goes down real smooth. ... Dust off your dinner jackets, strap on your stilettos and join ImproMafia for a slice of nostalgic variety. ... This retro improvised comedy show will serve up a potent cocktail of games, songs, quizzes and of course, fabulous prizes*. ... With quick wits and loose tongues, these dapper performers w...

11-16 March
Occurs every week on Friday & Saturday

Keep the laughs going at this after-show show. Each night a selection of our comedians will present their latest material for your laughing pleasure.  ... Chalkboard goes on sale midday on the day of the show. Tickets sell out fast, so get in quick. ... On the Chalkboard tonight: TBA

11 March

A night in the JOL is a free, monthly series delving into Queensland’s rich and diverse history. This March at State Library of Queensland, join Ian Townsend from ABC Radio National in conversation with expert panellist’s musical director, entertainer and teacher Dr Robert Keane, and folk singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and pa...

11 March

Visit State Library of Queensland for a special Yarn: stories spun in Brisbane event celebrating World Storytelling Day, and this year’s theme of gods and monsters. ... From acts of divine intervention, to paranormal activity, to the bogeyman under the bed, these stories are based on personal experience and are retold throughout the ages as t...

12 March

Be sure to bring your best dressed teddy bear to the Bay Youth and Sports Centre, Deception Bay on Wednesday, March 13 for the Under 5’s Teddy Bears Picnic. As well as a Teddy Bear Parade, there areFREE rides, activities, face painting, stage entertainment and market stalls as well as a free lunch and showbag for the kids! There’s also...

15-16 March

This guy has millions of fans on social media. Catch this show to see why! ... Alex began performing stand up in 2007, going on to feature in the high profile RAW Comedy national talent search run by Melbourne International Comedy Festival. ... Since then Alex has worked with Tom Green, Epic Mealtime, Paul Foot and Jim Jefferies here and in the USA...

15 March

The Wedding Elite will show case the best professionals in the Wedding Industry. We will be showcasing Jewellery and Accessories, Florist, Cakes, Photographer, Bridal registry, Event Planner/Stylist, Bridal Fabrics, Invitations, Hair and Make-up. Bridal register's we have it covered. ... You will also have the chance to WIN over $1000 in prizes. Do...

19 March
Occurs every week on Sunday

The Game Changers series 2014 is back at State Library of Queensland. Facilitated by Ray Weekes, Chair of The CEO Institute, Game Changers brings innovation leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with aspiring Queensland entrepreneurs. ... In March, hear from Trent Davis, founder and Chief Technology Offi...

22 March

On Saturday 22 March 2014 – be part of the freshest and most dazzling event in town…… ... The Colourful Opportunities Ball! ... Join the fun at this premier event whilst rubbing shoulders with local identities and leaders of Brisbane’s business, culture and philanthropy. All to raise money for Opportunity International Aus...

22 March

Bring along a blanket and pillow to the Toorbul Hall and enjoy a free screening of the hit family film Despicable Me 2!. A great way to spend time as a family on a budget, the Moonlight Movie is free for everyone to attend. You can even purchase some delicious movie treats for a small charge with all profits supporting the Toorbul Community Hall As...

22 March

Everyone has a story to tell. Delve into the oral tradition of telling true, personal stories and learn how to develop and deliver your own story at State Library of Queensland. ... As part of State Library’s Our Dreaming: animating country exhibition this all ages workshop, facilitated by performance poet and raconteur Kaitlyn Plyley, explor...

23 March

The second annual Kettle and Tin Chilli Cook Off is back and its all happening again in our Paddington back yard! ... Who will take out the coveted title of Chilli Master? Will the crew from Anise be back to defend their trophy? Two titles are up for grabs - People's Choice & Judges Choice! ... If you weren't there last year, now is your chance...

23 March

Come and see Kerbside like you've never seen it before. Showcasing brews from local and interstate breweries, we are bringing in more taps than you can poke a stick at for an afternoon session of epic proportions. ... Tap’s pouring Holgate, Stone & Wood, Bridge Rd., Ekim, Beard & Brau and more will be flowing, each with their own pers...

23 March

Join the 4 Pines team for the inaugural Beer Pong Tournament, schooners specials, $10 meals and classic movies screening all day long. ... Battle it out to be crowned champion and win some great beery prizes courtesy of 4 Pines.

23 March

Suds vs Salami? Collabs vs Cukes? Froth vs Fromage? ... The Scratch shall waste no time getting in to the spirit of Brewsvegas – opening the week with a multi-collaborational afternoon-a-palooza of mouth party proportions. ... We’re teaming up with our mates at Stone and Wood – cracking a zesty and very special keg of Fresh Hopped...

23 March

Join the women from Brisbanes Chicks With Ales and Tipplers Tap for an afternoon of croquet, bocce and other field games! ... Your ticket price includes unlimited games and food as well as a bus back to Tipplers Tap after the event so you can enjoy more Brewsvegas events. ... Choose your craft beer, choose your game, bring your family (kids are fre...

23 March

Prepare yourself for a week of overwhelmingly brilliant beers by learning a bit about how the good stuff actually comes into existence. ... Stroll into Burnett Lane on Sunday afternoon to find Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers brewing up a storm showing us along the way how it's done and peddling their own brews by the schooner.

23 March

The lads from Rocks Brewing (NSW) invade The Burrow to kick off Brewsvegas 2014! ... Rocks Brewing are steeped in Sydney’s infamous early convict history, being led by sixth generation convict descendants. ... Come down for a chilled Sunday afternoon, grab a tasting paddle featuring some Rocks Brewing liquids (including some limited batch act...

23 March

NBCo welcomes the fermentous sounds of T'ba's oldest new band, The Zephyr Project. ... Self proclaimed Jumprock-and-Roll-swing-a-billy gurus, The Zephyrs will be revving up the brewery for a cruzing Sunday session.

23 March

Brewski has teamed with the renowned Damask Perfumery to create (possibly) the worlds first collection of single-hop infused colognes - Eau de Brewski. ... Four unique fragrances created from four unique hops - Riwaka, Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy and Saaz - will be available to sample and to buy on the night. What’s more, you can match your favouri...

23 March

Opening up the Brewsvegas week at Hoo Ha Bar will be a celebration of all things Australian. In line with their current offering of only Australian lager and ales, Hoo Ha will be hosting an all day "BBQ & Beer Fest" featuring some of Australia's best craft beers on tap and in bottles. ... Up to 12 different taps will be on offer throughout the...

23-30 March

At Jeremy’s Bar & Bistro we have a week long contest of epic proportions to celebrate great beer as part of Brewsvegas. Moo Brew vs Holgate - Meet the Brewer! ... That means a tap takeover, Moo Brew and Holgate are going head to head on the six newly installed taps at Jeremy’s Bar. ... Yes, city stalwart Jeremy van Balen has transfo...

23-30 March

Cartel will be offering a week long tap takeover of Brisbane's own All Inn brewery. Featuring rotating taps of their full range, including the special single batch the "Caxton St. Cockpunch Strong session Ale"!

23-30 March

A flight of beer from our fabulous fonts and a Pony Ride t-shirt to mark the occasion!

23 March

We've taken our favourite things that start with 'B' & rolled them into one awesome event! ... What better way to start Brewsvegas than a Sunday morning stretch during BROGA, Yoga for Bro's, by Bro's (beginners/yoga virgins welcome). Follow this up with Beer and Bacon... Who can resist? ... Your $15 ticket covers your yoga class, your first bee...

23 March

A chilled Sunday evening at Tippler's Tap. Underground affair, garage project beers & bean bags all hidden away from the world.

23-30 March

To show our support for the good folk who support the inaugural Brewsvegas we'll be showing the love to anyone who has tickets for or has attended a Brewsvegas event. ... Let's just say that all week if you drop into the brewery we'll be offering a Big reward for a Small price. That's right, all week. All you have to do is flash a Brewsvegas ticket...

23 March

Humans were brewing beer before they could read or write which could explain why so little is generally known about our greatest of achievements. Ever wonder what the difference between an ale and a lager was? Not sure exactly what a pilsner is or what makes a good IPA? Forty Five 51 in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Brewery has all the answer...

23-30 March

Super What Not will be offering $10 boiler makers and $4 ponies all week from 9pm until midnight. A great place to meet post events!

23 March

This event will pit AUS craft beers against USA craft beers to the punters. They will be encouraged to put their bottle caps into respective boxes for AUS and USA, whichever is their favorite, to be counted at the ended of the day. The country with the most bottle caps in their box earns the title: Shady’s Top Brew Crafters! ... Alongside the...

23-30 March

Canvas offer two options for the week of Brewsvegas, accompanied by an all week 4 Pines Keller door tap takeover! ... 1) Blank Canvas (Sponsored by 4 Pines) ... Attention all Artists! ... Step 1: Come in and pick up your Blank Canvas. Step 2: Enjoy a beer while you create your masterpiece Rules: You must incorporate a bird into your artpiece. Prize...

23 March

The Bearded Lady will be kicking of the start of Brewsvegas with a tap take over from 4Hearts and Brewtal with 'an afternoon with the brewers' from 6pm. ... Then, Li Li Kite, a hard-folk trio supported by the story telling T.J.Quinton Three will be carrying on the evening with some great live music.

23-27 March

Throughout Brewsvegas, Grill'd Wintergarden & Grill'd Emporium will be offering any burger with a craft beer for $15. ... From Sunday through to Thursday, Green Beacon Brewing Co will be on tap, followed by Stone & Wood from Friday through to Sunday.

23-29 March

From Sunday 23rd to Saturday 29th of March 2014, enjoy a Rogue Beard Bear beer and get involved with the hairiest comp in town. ... Papa Jack’s will be creating a bearded hall of fame, taking photos of the proud tamed manes that cross our threshold. ... Come down to Papa Jack’s on Saturday 29th March at 3pm and vote for who you think de...

23 March

Beerkary is a pop-up bakery, which comes from a simple desire to combine our two favourite things - beer and baked goods. ... This Brewsvegas edition celebrates “local natives” and brings together pastries by chef, Ben Devlin, and all locally made beers selected by Bosc. This includes four beers from Bacchus Brewing and two special hous...

24 March

Pick which Bridge road beer you're drinking and win a prize! ... It's a knock out competition where contestants go up against the brewer in identifying which Bridge Road beer they're drinking. ... Prizes include Super Whatnot gift vouchers, Bridge Road merchandise and beer.

24 March

Join master brewer Chuck Hahn for an evening of tales and ales in The Longhorn Room. ... A 3 course meal paired with beers from the Chuck Hahn stable has been carefully selected by our executive chef Nigel Blackwell. ... Seats are limited.

24 March

So, you want to start a brewery? ... Well you’d better join us for a panel discussion with Micheal Conrad, owner of Newstead Brewing Co., Ian Watson, head brewer of Fortitude Brewing Company and advertising and marketing guru, Rem Bruijn of Brainheart. Together they'll share their wisdom, stories of success and failure and talk about the real...

24 March

A treat for your tastebuds! A 4 course degustation crafted by hatted chef Rob Campbell to help you navigate your way through the superb brews from Brewcult and Killer Sprocket. Not only is each dish perfectly matched to compliment a brew from the Brewcult range, but each meal will contain the beer it has been partnered with! Pick the brains of the...

24 March

Craft breweries from Sydney battle it out through 6 courses of pairings put together by the team at Aquitaine! ... Featuring The Rocks Brewing co, and Batch Brewing Co.

24 March

What else do you need on a Monday night? Live Blues music and $20 Burger & Boiler Maker* ... Choose from a selection of Stone & Wood boiler makers made with a blend of whiskeys from the Papa Jack’s bar team.

25 March

Join Dan Rawlings from Holgate Brewhouse as he guides you through a live demonstration brewing the brands award winning Road Trip IPA. ... Participants will receive a beer upon arrival and commencement of the brew day, a grazing style lunch matched by Fino Foods and the change to take home the award winning recipe.

25 March

Using profesional craft brewer sensory kits, we will be spiking beer with the major flavour compounds and flaws found in brewing. ... Ideal for enthusiasts who want to learn some of the science behind brewing and why beer tastes that way.

25 March

Tasmania is fast becoming world famous for it's high quality produce yielded from all over the state. The last ten years, in addition to the increase within the food industry, have seen huge evolutions for both the beer and whisky industry. ... With such pristine water and luscious barley, it is hardly a surprise! Moo Brew, released in 2005 is the...

25 March

Brewsvegas' mock up of the American Grammys. ... Hosted by Brisbane media personalities, Brewsvegas committee members and Brisbane brewers. ... Three course food and beer matching dinner with the announcement of the 2014 Brewsvegas Instagrammy photography competition winners. ... Warning: This evening may contain explicit material, corny films and...

25 March

We’re pouring it all week, but your chance to mingle with the beer and the man himself happens in the hours before the very exciting Instagrammy awards dinner at Tipplers Tap. ... Come down, try the brand new “Beer Geek Rage Quit” India Pale Lager, and rub shoulders with Steve “Hendo” Henderson, and his special date fo...

25 March

Brisbane's best bartenders make beer cocktails with Green Beacon beer! ... Meet the Green Beacon guys and talk about their beer. Eat a hot dog with beer caramelised onions. Drink a beer cocktail. Drink beer.

25 March

The Cobbler, West End & Archive Beer Boutique have teamed up for a night of drams & brews – knowledge, history and the boilermaker’s place in modern drinking. ... With three whisky & beer pairings featured, a strong focus will be placed on discerning the idiosyncratic flavour profile of each combination, & how they work...

26 March

Join key figures from the Queensland Cultural Precinct as they share their insight and experiences on the current state of play within the Australasian GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) and where the future might lead. ... Listen in as Janette Wright (State Librarian, SLQ), Chris Saines (Director, Queensland Art Gallery/Galle...

27 March

Get out and about with your little one and join a ranger for a quided tour along a stroller-friendly walking trail. Discover the wonderful world of wildlife with story time for families and meet an animal up close. ... Bookings required. Please phone between 9am and 4pm.

28 March

Big and small … there will be reptiles galore! Learn more about some wonderful Australian species with a ranger followed by a spotlight walk at Bunyaville Conservation Park. ... This activity is free however bookings are essential. Please call between 9am and 4pm.

28 March

‘Show us your boardies’ on Boardies Day, Friday March 28 2014, and help raise vital funds for Surf Life Saving clubs across Australia. ... Each year, Australia’s surf lifesavers work tirelessly to save lives in our local communities. By registering to wear your board shorts to work or school on Boardies Day, you can help raise vit...

28 March

The Suncorp Insurance Youngcare Budgie Bolt is more than an excuse to wear your ‘Budgies’ or 'Smugglettes' in public – it’s an opportunity to raise awareness and much needed funds for young Aussies with high care needs. Every dollar raised by our brave Bolters will help Youngcare provide grants to stop young people...

29 March

The inaugural Moreton Region Health and Wellbeing Expo will offer an opportunity for visitors to connect with a wide range of providers of goods and/or services that offer a holistic approach to their family's health. ... Proudly brought to you by Jane-Clare Holistic Wellbeing Centre the Moreton Region Family Health and Wellbeing Expo promises tro...

29 March

Get the whole family together for the Sounds by the Sea event to enjoy a relaxing afternoon on Bribie Island whilst enjoying a showcase of blossoming local talent. ... Watch the sun set on Saturday 29 March from the beautiful surrounds of Brennan Park from 2pm and catch the best of the Locals Only Showcase. ... Sounds by the Sea is a free event for...

Occurs last Sunday of every month

Join a volunteer and discover the amazing history, plants andanimals of the Enoggera Reservoir and surrounds. ... Bookings required. Phone between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm

30 March

Pop-Up Suitcase Rummage is a mini-scaled market with giant rewards. Bring a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with your goods and treats and enjoy a day amongst entry-level entrepreneurs and locally produced handmade, recycled and up-cycled products. ... You can be a part of the Rummage experience by selling wares or come along to buy some real...

30 March

The annual UR{BNE} Films event returns to State Library of Queensland. As part of the UR{BNE} Festival program which explores urban design, architecture, public spaces and the collaborative design process, UR{BNE} Films explores the question ‘what are we willing to trade off for the growth of our cities?’ Listen in as panellists respond...

30 March - 30 December
Occurs last Sunday of every month

The newest and only outdoor Sunday Sesh has arrived ... Riverlife is hosting the hottest event happening on the LAST Sunday of every month!! So keep it free!! ... Chill out by the river to the sounds of the hottest DJs and live acts or just relax with a cocktail in our white lounge and beach bum garden area. ... Call us now to get tickets before th...

April Events

1 April

On April 1 The Queensalnd Fire and Rescue Service is urging all Queenslanders to change the batteries in their smoke alarms as part of their Don't Be A Fool Campaign. The Campaign is being run in conjunction with Duracell, which is a brand that the fire services recognise as long and lasting. Every year more than 50 families in Australia lose a lov...

1 April

Get ready to be taken on an Italian wine discovery and culinary journey, with Alchemy Restaurant & Bar’s first Taste of Italy Dinner, Tuesday 1 April. ... Guests will enjoy a lively Italian dinner, hosted by Alchemy’s Head Chef Brad Jolly while local importer from Paradox Wines, Jean-Jaques Peyre uses his expertise in matching the p...

1 April

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Duracell are urging residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms on April 1 as part of the annual ‘Don’t be a Fool’ campaign.  ... The ‘Don’t be a Fool’ campaign on Tuesday, April 1st serves as an important reminder to Queenslanders to ensure t...

1-4 April

Drift is a durational performance that invites audiences to enter a darkened space occupied by a flotilla of twinkling single vessels, with each vessel offering a tentative refuge for an individual. ... Each vessel is illuminated by a single light which acts as an invitation to a participant to inhabit the vacant vessel, and once they are settled J...

1 April - 2 May

Call out to all artists! We are now accepting entries for the Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award. ... The Lethbridge Gallery has established a strong reputation for exhibiting works demonstrating exceptional detail and creativity. With the intention of fostering the next generation of artists, Lethbridge Gallery initiated the Lethbridge 10000 ....

4 April

Big and small .. there will be reptiles galore! Learn more about some wonderful Australian species with a ranger followed by a spotlight walk of Daisy Hill Conservation Park. ... Bookings required. Phone between 9am and 4pm.

5-24 April

Inspired by light, Bronwyn Hill's paintings explore the way it is absorbed by forms and reflects on the surroundings, how the exquisite colours generated are transferred and shared between objects. ... This new series combines the leafy organic environment and the seasonal change of light that affects the soft tonal qualities of a subject. ... View...

6-27 April
Occurs every week on Sunday

Every Sunday from 2pm watch a free film, as part of State Library of Queensland’s SLiQ flicks: Sunday free films program. In April, SLiQ flicks present films exploring the new world of technology — how has it changed us, and how do we relate to each other in a world where the basic act of communication shifts like water around us? ... 6...

7-17 April

Join a ranger from Walkabout Creek to learn about our iconic parks and meet wildlife up close. Catch a glimpse of the elusive platypus and say hello to some of our creek creatures. ... Shows run daily at 11am on weekdays throughout the school holidays. Shows run twice every at 11am and 1.30pm on Saturday and Sunday year round. ... Sign up on the da...

8 April

Experience what it is like to be a ranger! Learn how to protect native plants and animals with bush regeneration, games and a wildlife presentation. ... Bookings required. Phone between 9am and 4pm.

8 April

Do fish really live in trees? Accompany a ranger on an exploration through mangrove habitat. On your journey prepare to get your hands dirty and discover the flora and fauna that call the tidal environment home. ... Bookings required. Please phone between 9am and 4pm.

8 April

Experience what it is like to be a ranger! Learn how to protect native plants and animal with bush regeneration, games and a wildlife presentation. ... Recommended for children 6 - 9 years. ... Bookings required. Phone between 9am and 4pm.

9-16 April
Occurs every week on Tuesday

Create your own animated story or game at State Library of Queensland! ... Suitable for ages 11-14, participants will use Scratch, a free computer program that is easy and fun to use, to learn how to create and control your own sprites and complete an animated story or digital game. By the end of the session you’ll have a good understanding o...

10-17 April
Occurs every week on Thursday

Ever wondered what creatures lurk under the water's surface? join a ranger for a guided tour of the wildlife centre, have a go at dip-netting by the reservoir and meet some of the water-dwellers that live in our beautiful creeks and rivers. ... Bookings required. Phone between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm

10 April
Occurs every week on Sunday & Saturday

Sneak a peak into the exciting world of a wildlife ranger at David Fleay Wildlife Park! Discover what goes on with 'behind the scenes' activities and experience close encounters with wildlife.Children 10 - 12 years. ... Bookings required. Please phone between 9am and 4pm.

10 April
Occurs every week on Sunday

Join acclaimed author Lloyd Jones, co-editor of Griffith REVIEW 43: Pacific Highways, for a discussion on the exchange of people and culture in New Zealand and how the authority of the writer's voice imagines or defines a place. Lloyd will be introduced by Griffith REVIEW founding editor Julianne Schultz. ... This is a free event for all ages, book...

11 April

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

15 April

Sneak a peek into a day in the life of a wildlife ranger at David Fleay Wildlife Park!  Discover what goes on with 'behind the scenes' activities and experience close enounters with wildlife. ... Children 6 - 9 years.Bookings required. Phone between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm

15 April

Become a bush detective and search for clues left by native animals that live right on our doorstep. A short ranger-guided walk is included to practice detective skills. ... Bookings required. Phone between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm.

15 April

Enjoy a morning of song as lyric soprano D’Arne Sleeman, tenor Bernard Wheaton and pianist Mark Leung present a program of light classics and popular songs that give a nod to East Asia. The performance will be followed by light refreshments.

15 April - 11 May

REDSEA Gallery invites you to view our Autumn Exhibition which aims to inspire visitors to discover Australian and International Contemporary Art. This exhibition will feature a number of our artists, including: Tiffany Kingston, Robert Ryan, Craig Penny, Stewart Westle, Neil Hicks and TRUC. ... Visit our website for more information.

16 April

Become a bush detective and search for clues left by native animals that live right on our doorstep. A short ranger-guided walk is included to practice detective skills. ... Bookings required. Phone between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm

16 April - 3 May
Occurs every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

In an exhibition of new performance and sculptural works, Leena Riethmuller invites viewers to encounter their bodies in different ways. Building on her past somatic experience inquiries, Leena turns the gallery into a space for both reflection on the individual body and a chance to encounter the bodies of others. ... The exhibition encourages view...

17 April
Occurs every week on Sunday & Saturday

Learn all about furry marsupials and discover what makes these animals so special. Join a ranger to find out where the Easter bilby really lives.   ... Bookings required. Phone between 9am and 4pm.

18 April

This colourful, seaside carnival runs in conjunction with the annual Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race and has more than one hundred specialty market and gourmet food stalls dotted along Suttons Beach, live music & roving entertainers plus heaps of workshops and amusement rides for the kids.

19 April

This April, Ben & Jerry’s, in partnership with WWF-Australia, is embarking on a road trip to make a difference with the ‘Fight for the Reef Scoop Tour’.  ... Making it way to Brisbane on 19 April, the ‘Fight for the Reef Scoop Tour’ is travelling across our fair land, scooping out free ice cream and raising aw...

22 April

Much is known and celebrated about the exploits of Australian soldiers during the Great War. Far less is understood of the society they left behind and how the ordeal of waging war transformed it. ... In April at State Library of Queensland, join historians Professor Raymond Evans and Mr Mark Cryle in conversation with Ian Townsend as they discuss...

24 April

Dérive is an exhibition featuring nineteen Photography, Fine Art and Film students from the Queensland College of Art, encompassing their experiences from a recent trip to the Czech Republic and Poland. ... Guest speaker Małgorzata Sady will officially open the exhibition at 6.30pm. ... Exhibition Duration: Wednesday 23rd of April - 3rd of...

26-28 April

The 2014 Hockey Queensland Men’s Open State Championship will be held on April 26th – 28th at the State Hockey Centre, Colmslie and will see Men’s Open teams from across Queensland come together to contest the 2014 title. ... The winners of the 2013 tournament - Toowoomba’s Senior Open Men’s Division 1 Team – wil...

26 April

Billycart Markets - Shop, Eat, Play, Love ... Saturday 26th April will see Brighton Road in Sandgate become a flurry of activity when the Billycart Markets twilight market commences at 3pm. ... Considered the best boutique family market in Brisbane, Billycart is a highly anticipated event in the area as it is only held every 2 months. Families...

27 April

Pop-Up Suitcase Rummage is a mini-scaled market with giant rewards. Bring a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with your goods and treats and enjoy a day amongst entry-level entrepreneurs and locally produced handmade, recycled and up-cycled products. ... You can be a part of the Rummage experience by selling wares or come along to buy some real...

27 April

Oral history is the oldest form of sharing knowledge and culture, but in our rapidly changing world has this voice been silenced? ... Join an esteemed panel of storytellers for a conversation about the changing role of storytelling in Indigenous Australia, discussing the validity of oral history versus written history, the relevance of modern story...

30 April
Occurs every week on Sunday & Saturday

Get out and about with your little one and join a ranger for a quided tour along a stroller-friendly walking trail. Discover the wonderful world of wildlife with story time for families and meet an animal up close. ... Bookings required. Please phone between 9am and 4pm.

May Events

1 May

Join Philip Brophy —musician, composer, sound designer and filmmaker —at State Library of Queensland as he discusses the creative process of film scoring, creative collaboration and navigating challenges within the film industry. ... Using his own work as examples, together you will explore alternate ways of setting up a dialogue with a...

1 May

State Library invites you to an exclusive night with Melbourne based artist and musician Philip Brophy as he performs his live score to Andy Warhol's silent film series ‘Kiss’ (1964). ... This event is presented by State Library of Queensland in support of the Experimenta Speak to Me exhibition, on display at QUT Creative Industries Pre...

2 May

To fight, to forgive, to forget; come together as stories of reconciliation are shared in the final Now Hear This event at SLQ. Eight randomly selected storytellers will vie for the position of Slam Champion, judged by three teams from the audience. The winner will have their story played on ABC Radio National.**Please Note: storyteller registratio...

2-4 May

Iconic Buddha celebrates 18th Birthday in South Bank... ... Close your eyes for a moment. Imagine smelling the glorious fragrance of rows and rows of fresh carnations and chrysanthemums while in the background you hear the delightful harmonies of voices chanting. Your mind, relaxed and tranquil is at peace with the world. Now slowly open your eyes...

4-25 May
Occurs every week on Sunday

Every Sunday from 2pm watch a free film, as part of State Library of Queensland’s SLiQ flicks: Sunday free films program. In May, SLiQ flicks takes a look at how legends, ancestral spirits, and the touch of the divine can manifest in the most earthbound of places. ... 4 May: Black God White Devil (M), where disenchanted ranch hand Manuel and...

4 May

For unique, hard to find products and services for the whole family, stop by The Mummy Tree Markets boutique family market at Riverside Place, Morningside. ... Entry is FREE and there is parking and pram access as well as children's entertainment and yummy food. ... Well located within 5ks from the City and close to both the river and the popular h...

6 May

The Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation has partnered with Sol Breads to create a beautiful morning tea at the West End SOL Breads Café. ... Ahead of World Ovarian Cancer Day on 8 May, it’s a great opportunity to connect and share stories with gynaecological cancer patients and their families as well as meet other women and friends...

8 May

Join us for an exciting evening filled with fun, laughter, cocktails and success as we celebrate the launch of Success Women's Network in Brisbane! ... If you love being a woman, being successful and having lots of fun then this event is one that you should not miss! ... The evening will be jam packed full of fun, laughter, fashion, entertainment,...

9 May

Playback Theatre is unique improvisational theatre where moments and stories from people's lives are re-enacted or ‘played back’ spontaneously by a troupe of actors and a musician.Come along to a special event inspired by Our Dreaming: animating country, State Library’s latest exhibition. This playback theatre performance explores...

9-17 May
Occurs every week on Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Four blokes, four beers, one hour and one actor. This honest and darkly funny tale will introduce you to four mates who meet at the same bar at the same time every year. But this year, it’s different…. ... Not just for the blokes, this smart and witty play explores masculinity, mateship, sexuality and relationships. Presented by Brisba...

10 May

The Hills Carnivale is an annual community event featuring a program of live entertainment, food and market stall, rides, kids’ activities and fireworks. ... For more information contact Bronte Morris.

11 May

Celebrate Mother's Day by bringing along a picnic and joining rangers on activities the whole family will enjoy. See a wildlife presentation and join a guided walk to discover what animals forage in the forest. ... No bookings required.

11 May

The Barracks is hosting a decadent high tea this Mother’s Day, Sunday 11 May at 10.30am, upstairs at the Palace Barracks Cinema, allowing guests to enjoy panoramic views of Brisbane City while enjoying delicious traditional high tea sweets and savouries from Palace Espresso Bar, French Twist and Mayfield Chocolates. ... For an extra special t...

12 May

Herb Awareness… ... 1 DAY ONLY – Don't miss out! ... Sunday 12th May 2013 ... For everyone who wants to learn more about growing and using herbs. ... Discover a large variety of medicinal and culinary herbs and plants for sale. ... Browse a wide variety of stalls with herbal products including preserves, coffee, teas, spices,...

14 May

An intense one day workshop delivering top tier industry professionals sharing their inside 'tricks of the trade'. ... The role of the ‘Tricks of the Trade’ workshops is to develop and grow the knowledge and skill sets of aspiring Event Industry professionals to maximize their employment potential and provide them with a greater insight...

17 May

An excellent venue and location. ... Well known as a family friendly Hotel Everton Park is an inner North location handy to transport and many parts of Brisbane. ... The Venue offers - ... Plentiful off street parking and easy pram access. ... Inside Market location – with Permanent large Marquee and surrounding stalls ATM on site as well as...

20 May

A night in the JOL is a free, monthly series delving into Queensland’s rich and diverse history. ... This May at State Library of Queensland, join Ian Townsend from ABC Radio National in conversation with Professor Clive Moore (School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, UQ) and independent filmmaker, Jan Cattoni, as they explore th...

21 May

The Game Changers series 2014 is back at State Library of Queensland. Facilitated by Ray Weekes, Chair of The CEO Institute, Game Changers brings innovation leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with aspiring Queensland entrepreneurs. ... In May, hear from Dr Dimity Dornan AO, Founder and Executive Direc...

22 May

Makerspaces are do-it-yourself community spaces where people can explore their creativity, collaborate, share knowledge and resources, and work on projects to develop ideas and "make stuff".  ... Join us for a full day forum exploring what makerspaces are, why libraries are creating them, and how to engage with the makerspaces community to fin...

23 May

Richard Strauss is 150! ... Come celebrate with Leslie, Lucy and Prue. ... This year we celebrate the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss, a man who is sometimes called "the Ladies Man of Opera" because his music seems to capture them so perfectly. ... But there was only one woman who was his inspiration: his wife, Pauline de Ahna.

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24-25 May

Australia’s pre-eminent raw food expert, Amanda Brocket, founder of The Raw Food Kitchen, is bringing “Explore Raw,” a two day workshop for anyone interested in super-charging their health and well-being through raw food, to Brisbane on May 24th and 25th, 2014. ... Running sell-out classes in Sydney year-round, Amanda’s &ldq...

25 May

Let’s face it, there’s nothing more glamorous than generosity, and what better way to show it off than topped with your best hat at the Student Care Welfare Qld Inc. High Tea FashionShow Fundraiser. ... With all money raised helping disadvantaged kids in South East Queensland, you can indulge in an afternoon of decadence, style and the...

25 May

It’s on again! The wheels are in motion for Brisbane’s Favourite Mates Ride, goa7Pillars, as it’s back and happening on Sunday 24 May 2014. ... goa7Pillars is your chance to support Motor Neurone Disease research at Royal Brisbane and Woman’s Hospital, and help find a cure for one of medicine’s greatest mysteries. ......

25 May

The Queensland Rifle Association invites you to the Belmont Shooting Complex to see behind the scenes of this state of the art 2018 Commonwealth Games venue. Tours will be running every half an hour from 10.00am – 2.00pm on Sunday 25 May and will be hosted by some of the Queensland Rifle Association’s top athletes and staff. ... Free &l...

25 May

Queensland Herb Society Inc. is proud to present: Herb Awareness ... 1 DAY ONLY – Don't miss out! ... For everyone who wants to learn more about growing and using herbs. ... Discover a wide range of medicinal and culinary herbs and plants for sale. ... Browse a vast selection of herb related stalls with everythin...

26-30 May

Come along to the Tastes of the Village Event at Toowong Village, with a guest appearance from the ‘Aussie Health Girl’ and author of The Lunchbox Revolution, Mona Hecke, Friday 30 May 10.30am to 1.30pm. ... Mona will be sharing recipes from her book and giving advice on healthy and delicious lunchbox recipes that both kids and fam...

28 May

Get out and about with your little one and join a ranger for a quided tour along a stroller-friendly walking trail. Discover the wonderful world of wildlife with story time for families and meet an animal up close. ... Bookings required. Please phone between 9am and 4pm.

29 May

Queensland Rugby is hosting an Indigenous Business Breakfast on Thursday, 29 May at the Rydges Hotel, Southbank, as part of National Reconciliation Week. ... The breakfast will be in support of the Queensland Reds Indigenous Program, Learn Earn Legend! which has been helping a large number of Indigenous students stay in school, graduate and get emp...

29 May

The UN-YEYP network brings together a likeminded mix of young professionals from diverse fields who are inspired to be part of a network which enables them to engage with politicians, academics, campaigners and influential members of the business community. ... Speakers: ... Laura John, the official United Nations Youth Representative ... Susan Fo...

30 May

Award nominations are open until Friday 14 March 2014 to recognise the work of Queenslander's achieving excellence in sustainable practices.Nominate your Queensland-based project or initiative now at www.ehp.qld.gov.au/premiersawards. Cash prizes on offer for category winners. ... The winners and finalists for each award category will be announced...

June Events

1 June

In honour of the Kokoda Spirit, this 30km event winds through some of Brisbane’s toughest terrain. ... The track undulates through the green scenery in the west of Brisbane Forest Park. Starting at Brookfield Showgrounds, you and your team will make your way up to the half way checkpoint at McAfee’s Lookout, before returning to showgrou...

7-9 June

The third annual 2014 Poligras Super League Tournament will be held on June 7th – 9th at the State Hockey Centre, Colmslie, and will draw together Queensland's top 100 hockey players in a showcase of outstanding hockey competition. ... Six different regions within Queensland will be represented at the Poligras Super League  - the Norther...

7-8 June

History Alive: A Journey Through Time is Queensland's only multi-period living history and re-enactment event. ... Held at historical Fort Lytton National Park, over 400 re-enactors and living historians come together on the 7th and 8th of June to share their passion for history with the people of Queensland. ... From Vikings to Vietnam War Era Dig...

7-10 June

Lose yourself in millions of books, cds, vinyls, dvds, board games and more.  ... No matter whether you’re a keen book worm or just have a healthy curiosity, you will lose yourself among the vast array of mystery, fantasy, humour, crime, romance, fact and fiction. ... Come along and bag a bargain with books starting from just 20cents! .....

8 June

Now in its 20th year, the Caxton Street Seafood & Wine Festival all began as a celebration of Australian music, seafood and wine. There's still a great deal to celebrate so the festival carries on year after year. ... Caxton Street in historic Petrie Terrace is transformed into a festival street party featuring food and drink from the...

8 June

Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC, Governor of Queensland, and Mr Stuart McCosker invite you to Government House in celebration of Queensland Day. ... A community fair of Queensland volunteer and community organistions with displays and activities to enjoy ... Bring the family, friends, a picnic and join in the free activities ... Walk-through...

10 June - 6 July

REDSEA Gallery invites you to view Ross Jones Exhibition, 'The Art of Storytelling'.  ... “Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story. As you view my paintings, don’t let your imagination stop you from seeing the bigger picture. How far the journey takes you is entirely up to you.” - Ross Jones ... Born in 1966,...

10-15 June

An enchanting tale of illusion & dance ... Shadowland, the ground-breaking new performance by internationally acclaimed dance troupe Pilobolus, is best described as part shadow act, part dance, part circus and part concert.For the first time in Australia, with more than 100 choreographic works performed in over 64 countries, Shadowland will be...

13 June

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

14-29 June

The Lethbridge Gallery has established a strong reputation for exhibiting works demonstrating exceptional detail and creativity. With the intention of fostering the next generation of artists, Lethbridge Gallery initiated theLethbridge 10000. ...   ... The Lethbridge10000 is an exciting art competition that is open to national and internationa...

18-22 June

... The National Rifle Association of Australia (NRAA) National Championship 43rd Queen's Prize will be held at Belmont Shooting Complex. This is a National Championship event where spectators can witness the tradition of 'chairing' aloft the victor to the presentation ceremony. For full event details, contact the Queensland Rifle Association or v...

21 June

With a reputation for its outstanding entertainment, theming and food, the annual black-tie Right Royal Affair has rapidly become one of the popular fundraising events in Brisbane. ... Senior staff from Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre actually rated the past Right Royal Affair as "some of the best events ever held at...

21 June

Endeavour Foundation’s 63rd Anniversary Gala is set to sparkle with a glamorous night of dinner and dancing on Saturday 21 June 2014, starting at 7pm at Sofitel Brisbane Central. Shoot for the stars and support people with a disability to have the choices of an ordinary life. ... Guests will enjoy a gourmet three course dinner and drinks, ent...

22 June

This year on Sunday 22 June, over 5,000 riders of all ages will be slipping into their lycra to take part in the annual Enerflex MS Brissie to the Bay bike ride to fight MS - and you can be part of it! ... Now in its 24th year, Brisbane’s largest charity bike ride is back helping people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in Queensland &...

22 June

The ultimate stair climb challenge, Stadium Stomp GABBA presented by health.com.au, will be held for the first time at the GABBA on Sunday 22 June, 2014. ... Stadium Stomp GABBA presents a unique fitness challenge. It is not a competition or a race, but a personal test of stamina and concentration. ... Taking stair climbing and endurance events to...

22 June - 30 September
Occurs every week on Sunday & Saturday

Join a ranger from the South East Queensland Wildlife Centre to learn about our iconic parks and wildlife. Catch a glimpse of the elusive platypus and the vulnerable spotted-tailed quoll. ... Tours run every Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 1:30PM for one hour.

23 June

Writing is – hands-down – the best way to attract clients to your business. And blogging is your vehicle. ... The internet gives us access to so many more businesses – businesses that may look just like yours. Potential clients can compare and contrast (on their smart phones, possibly while hiding in your toilet). We need to conne...

28 June

Intimate & Acoustic National Tour 2014 ... Continuing on from his successful tour in 2013, Peace Train – The Cat Stevens Story is back and touring Australia from February – June 2014. ... Since its debut performance at the Wagga Civic Theatre back in 2009, Darren Coggan’s Peace Train, has gone on to inspire many others, playin...

28 June - 2 July

The Indian International Film Festival of Queensland (IIFFOQ) is a annual competitive film festival that is annually held in Brisbane. ... IIFFOQ will screen and showcase exclusive high quality feature films from Indian independent film makers, film makers of Indian origin and film makers of Indian subjects. IIFFOQ’s screening program separat...

28 June

The Queensland Pole Championships will bring together Queenslands best Professional, Amateur and Group Pole Dancers to compete for their State Title with granted entry to the Australian Pole Championships. ... The evening will combine special performances by Academy of Brothers, Studio Showcases, Pole Champions and Competitors. It will be an amazin...

29 June

For unique, hard to find products and services for the whole family, stop by The Mummy Tree Markets boutique family market at Riverside Place, Morningside. ... Entry is FREE and there is parking and pram access as well as children's entertainment and yummy food. ... Well located within 5ks from the City and close to both the river and the popular h...

29 June

Welcome to the Winter Dinner, celebrating seasonal changes. Created by Ben Devlin, this dinner is influenced by what we see around us at this time of year, and by memories of winter. Experience Ben's culinary story on our shared habitat this season, told through the specific choice and enhancement of the characteristics of each ingredient. ... The...

29 June

Join a volunteer to discover the amazing history, plants and animals of the Enoggera Reservoir and surrounds. ... Bookings required. Phone (07) 3512 2300 between 9AM and 4PM.

30 June - 11 July

Young creatives are invited to step into the Story Lab to explore the world of digital technology! Join industry professionals for exciting new workshops using creative programs including Story Scrapbook and MaKey MaKey, plus the very popular Scratch and stop motion animation workshops. These creative hands-on sessions are specially desi...

July Events

1-31 July

Brisbane Times Good Food Month presented by Citi, part of Australia’s largest food Festival, is on its way. From 1-31 July, this month-long celebration will showcase the best Brisbane and regional restaurants, cafes, bars and producers with over 150 food themed events and offers – from Let’s Do Lunch to Hats Off Dinners, Pop-ups &...

1 July - 1 September
Occurs every second week on Tuesday

InterCultural Toastmasters is a club in formation, specifically designed to create a friendly, diverse environment for people from different cultural backgrounds, allowing them to practice and enhance intercultural communication and leadership. We would like to invite you to attend any of our workshops. ...   ... InterCultural SpeechCraft work...

3 July

Sit under the night sky, sway along to mellow tunes from local talent, raise your glass to the stars and celebrate Brisbane’s food culture and local community. Cabiria, Peasant, Libertine and the Chelsea Bistro are joining forces for the first time to deliver an eight course tasting dining experience featuring modern French, rustic Spanish an...

4 July

Join specialist family historians from State Library of Queensland as they address some of the challenges in researching family history.  ... From lost immigration lists, missing names on lists and female immigrants - both the poor and ‘distressed gentlewomen’- you will be taken through relevant resources that may help tackle the p...

5 July

*****End of Financial Year Sale**** ... www.fightnfit.com.au ... Charity BBQ in aid of Bully-Beaters ... Saturday 5th July 2014 ... 8am – 12pm ... 3/497 Lutwyche Road, Lutwyche, QLD, 4030 ... (07) 3357 5551 ... bullybeaters@fightnfit.com ... Bully Beaters on Facebook ... www.facebook.com/pages/Bully-Beaters

8 July

Join award-winning historian, author and broadcaster Clare Wright with ABC Head of Factual Phil Craig at State Library of Queensland as they discuss the making of the documentary series ‘The War That Changed Us’.   ... Set to air on 5 August on ABC1, ‘The War That Changed Us’ is an ambitious four-part dramatised history...

9 July

Come along to learn more about the history of anti-war, from anti-conscription in World War One, to civilian memories in World War Two, to international networks working to secure world peace in our region and around the world. ... In this panel chaired by ABC Radio National’s Dr Kate Evans, three leading historians and a leading political sc...

9 July - 12 October

Hot Modernism is an immersive exhibition and events program at State Library of Queensland, unearthing the stories of Queensland’s mid-century architecture. ... This moment in our history, inspired by a new way of thinking about sub-tropical living, brought a wave of fresh ideas, design and debate to the Queensland landscape.   ...

10 July

In Queensland, the challenge of heat and humidity lead to the development of a ‘hot modernism’. ... As part of State Library of Queensland’s latest exhibition ‘Hot Modernism’, join Professor Tom Avermaete as he offers an insight into other (hot) modernisms that developed around the globe and teases out the similarities...

11 July

The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Bastille Day Business Breakfast is the most anticipated event of the year for the French business community in Brisbane. ... The breakfast is held annually to celebrate France's national day (which commemorates the storming of the Bastille on July 14th 1789), and gather the French and Austral...

12-13 July

The Total Brisbane French Festival is back for a complete celebration of French culture, food, wine, fashion and entertainment.  ... This year, the festival will be held over two days, allowing visitors to enjoy even more crepes, champagne and can-can dancing at South Bank Parklands.  ... The popular French marketplace will again tempt vi...

12 July

Sketchcrawls are a quaterly drawing event where people around the world explore, draw, and share their cities  ... The Brisbane group will be be sketchcrawling along the ROMA STREET PARKLAND ART WALK (Download and print map from here http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/~/media/Generic/PDFs/RSP_General_Map_Aug13_PDF.ashx) ... Meet at the GROOV...

12 July - 26 September
Occurs every week on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

Are you Queensland’s next slam champion? The search is on for brave new voices to speak their mind at the Queensland heats of the Australian Poetry Slam ’14. Contestants have two minutes to own the stage, rock the mic and win over the audience with their original spoken word poetry. Judges from the audience rate each performance and two...

13 July

Runners, triathletes, obstacle course junkies, whatever your thing, THIS is Brisbane's ultimate running test. ... The new-look Brisbane Sky Run (formerly known as the Mousdash) offers a brand new challenge in the heart of the running season on Sunday 13 July 2014. ... While the courses remain the same, the Brisbane Sky Run will take on a whole new...

13 July

Deadly Choices  & Redlands City Council are proud to present the Wynnum Manly Seagull’s first INDIGENOUS RECOGNITION GAME - SUNDAY 13 JULY recognising and acknowledging the Quandamooka People and the Club’s Past Indigenous greats ... Wynnum Manly Seagulls  VS  Central Queensland Capras ... Round 19 Intrust Super Game...

15 July
Occurs every week on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

Enjoy a monthly series of evening talks delving into Queensland’s rich and diverse history. In this ‘Johnstone Gallery’ talk, join Ian Townsend as he leads a discussion with gallerist and former Assistant Director of the Johnstone Gallery Victor Mace, and Simon Elliott, Assistant Director Curatorial and Educational Services, Natio...

15 July

Yalumba winemaker Kevin Glastonbury has unlocked the165-year-old winery’s cellar for this gastronomic journey featuring Brisbane’sfinest charcuterie and artisan bread and cheese, paired with award-winning rareYalumba wines. ... Corner Fish Lane & Cordelia St, South Brisbane ... $90 includes matched wines and a glass of sparkling ona...

17-27 July

Stand by for the Night Noodle Markets set to hit Brisbane this Good Food Month – with restaurant stalls, themed bars, music and an outdoor party vibe. They have been an institution in Sydney for 15 years and packed in hungry crowds every night after their introduction in Melbourne last year. ... Some of Brisbane’s favourite eateries wil...

18-25 July
Occurs every week on Friday

Spice up your Friday night at ‘Off the grid’, where you need to think big, bold and outside-the-box. Ditch the instruction manual and dive straight into doing. ... Held at State Library of Queensland, it’s a social soiree meets design studio, meets think tank – served with a side of real-time collaborative place making. ......

19 July

An excellent venue and location. ... Well known as a family friendly Hotel Everton Park is an inner North location handy to transport and many parts of Brisbane. ... The Venue offers - ... Plentiful off street parking and easy pram access. ... Inside Market location – with Permanent large Marquee and surrounding stalls ATM on site as well as...

22-26 July

Fight N Fit @ Fitness First ! ...   ... From Tuesday 22 to Saturday 26 July Fight N Fit will reveal an awesome “Pop Up Store” in the Fitness First gym, 461-473 Lutwyche Road at Lutwyche. ...   ... With a great range of all combat sport clothing and equipment, and a special offering of a ton of Bonita Fitnesswear, the...

26 July

Fun Rides, entertainment, delicious food, lots of prizes with our Auction and Raffles. ... A great day out with all your Fete favourites.

27 July

Join a volunteer to discover the amazing history, plants and animals of the Enoggera Reservoir and surrounds. ... Bookings required. Phone (07) 3512 2300 between 9AM and 4PM.

28 July - 11 August

Behind The Red Door Art Exhibition ... Join Mrs. Saxon Rice, the member for Mt. Coot-tha and Mr. Phil Brown, Senior Writer, Lifestyle for News Queensland who will officially open the LA51 Art Gallery on Friday the 8th of August. There is an impressive collection of beautiful art from more than a dozen selected artists on display and for sale on the...

29 July - 16 August

QCA Galleries invites you to view Kay Lawrence's exhibition, "Material Matters". ... Doctoral candidate Kay Lawrence presents a body of work resulting from her doctoral research. Working from a feminist background, women's work and digital mediums are used to renegotiate the tenuous relationship between nature and culture, with the body as key medi...

30 July

Get out and about with your little one and join a ranger to discover the wonderful world of wildlife with story time for families and meet an animal up close. ... Bookings Required. Phone (07) 35122300 between 9AM and 4PM.

30 July

Wendy Makin Bridal Designs  ... proudly presents  ... Our 21st Birthday Bridal Spectacular. ... Join us for bubbles and canapes along with a designer retrospective and launch of the 2015 Collection.  ... Date - Wednesday 30 July, 2014 5pm to 8pm ... Venue - Moda Events Portside ... Lvl 2, Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules Street, Hami...

30 July

Birdlesque is a night for emerging Brisbane burlesque artists to take flight and spread their wings or for experienced performers wanting to debut a new act.Special guests 'Nick Watson and the Bawdy Dicks' claim to be the only and greatest spoken word, erotic, jazz three way in the Southern Hemisphere. Whether that's true, we can't say, but we can...

31 July

On World Ranger Day we celebrate the work that rangers do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures, and commemorate rangers killed or injured in the line of duty. ... Queensland National Parks’ rangers are a dedicated group of people performing many diverse roles, from fire and weed management to monitoring habitats an...

31 July - 16 August

QCA Galleries invites you to view a group exhibition presented by students of the Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art department. ... Exhibiting artists include Damon Anderson, Chenaya Bancroft-Davis, Glenn Barry, James Billy, Dale Harding, Emily Martin, Dylan Mooney, Mandy Quadrio, Venessa Starzinski, Kevin Williams, Kim Williams ... The Contem...

August Events

1-3 August

2014 sees the 15th anniversary of this rockin' shindig. GreazeFest is a crankin' weekend of cool cars, rockabilly music, fashion and pinups, vintage bikes, lowrider cycles, low brow art, pinstripers, markets and heaps more. ... Thousands of rockabilly and hot rod fans roll up for these massive weekends of ultra-kool kustom kulture. 

 ... Tix a...

1 August

Big and small… there will be reptiles galore! Learn more about some wonderful Australian species with a ranger followed by a spotlight walk of Daisy Hill Conservation Park. ... Bookings required. Phone (07) 3512 2300 between 9AM and 4PM.

1 August
Occurs every week on Friday

Has the anniversary of World War One motivated you to discover more about relatives who served and their families? State Library of Queensland staff will be on hand to outline the resources available to help you trace your family connections to this period. ... You will also find out about the Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation project and...

1-3 August

State Library of Queensland and Animation Alliance Australia Inc presents a weekend of fresh new animation for the Brisbane leg of the 2014 Australian International Animation Festival season. ... Choose from a selection of animations from categories including International Program, Kids’ Program, Australian Showcase, individual animation docu...

1 August

... The YMCA Of Brisbane is holding its very first Gala ball in Celebration of its 150th year of being in Brisbane. 

2 August

As part of the school's exciting 50th anniversary festivities in 2014, Pine Rivers State High School is delighted to invite all past staff and students to join us for a special night of celebration. ... Taking place at Eatons Hill Tavern and Function Centre on Saturday 2 August, our 50th Anniversary Celebration Reunion Evening offers a range of din...

2 August

Join a ranger for a guided walk to dicover the August wildflowers in bloom at Plunkett Recreation Park. Be prepared for some rugged terrain!

3 August

Redcliffe BotanicGardens – George and Henzell Streets, Redcliffe ... Sunday August 3 2014 ... New times: 9am – 3pm ...   ... Take in the freshair and check out a living museum of native and exotic plants, at the 2014 What’s Cooking in the Gardens?, where you will see everything from flowers to ferns, bark to butterflies, de...

4 August

Women in Super and The New Daily present Elizabeth Broderick, Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner ... “Something needs to change - The impacts of pregnancy and return to work discrimination on the gender gap in retirement incomes and savings” ... It is well-known that women’s under-representation in the workforce and the ge...

5-31 August

REDSEA Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition with Melbourne Artist’s Zhong Chen and Bruce Earles. ... Zhong Chen was born in Zhongshan, China in 1969. At the age of 19 he moved to Australia, completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of South Australia. Zhong completed his Masters of Fine Art from Chelsea School of Art in Lo...

5-12 August
Occurs every week on Tuesday

Do you know a child who:... has difficulty sitting still, fidgets, has limited food tolerances, makes lots of noise but can't tolerate other loud noises, finds clothes irritating or has difficulty moving between different activities? ... These can all be a reflection of sensory processing challenges. ... For the past 5 years Jo Larcom and Robyn Sim...

7-17 August

Rrenowned outback artist Lyn Barnes is looking forward to bringing her new series of paintings to New Farm’s Graydon Gallery from August 7.  ... Her twelth consecutive exhibition promises to enthral viewers with its depth of creativity and vibrant use of colour. ... All welcome to opening night drinks from 6pm Wed 6th Aug.

7 August

Do you have a rare book, artwork on paper, family heirloom, film or photograph that you want to know how to care for correctly at home? The professional conservation staff from SLQ and Queensland Museum provide one-on-one consultations to look at your personal treasures and offer advice on how to maximise their longevity. Individual consultations a...

7 August

Hosted by Paul Barclay, ABC Radio National Big Ideas, join Dr Chris Sarra in an important lecture leading up to the proposed constitutional referendum. ... If the proposed constitutional amendment is to make a meaningful impact on the lives of all Australians, we require leadership that asks intelligent questions, demands meaningful answers and bui...

7-17 August

Lyn Barnes ~ Outback Paintings Renowned outback artist Lyn Barnes will display approx. 25 original paintings in her 12th annual exhibition. ... www.lynbarnes.com   ... OFFICIAL OPENING 6:00 pm Wed 6 August  ... PREVIEW  Come and meet Lyn for a leisurely preview of her art works from noon, Wed 6 Aug.  

8-17 August

For the first time ever the 2014 Ekka dates have been adjusted to include two weekends, starting on Friday the 8th of August and finishing with the second weekend on Sunday the 17th. ... Whether you’re taking the family or going with friends, The Ekka is lots of fun for everyone. Hop on for the thrill of the carnival rides, get some hands on...

8-10 August

Redland Bay is set to become a hive of vibrant tunes and vocal harmonies with the annual Redlands Bluegrass Festival returning to the Kindilan outdoor Convention Centre on August 8th, 9th, 10th for its 20th year. ...   ... This family-friendly bluegrass and country music festival will feature performances by talented Australian bluegrass artis...

8 August

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

Occurs every week on Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

The Bodytrack Six Week Challenge is an intensive fitness program run by Accredited Exercise Physiologists for generally healthy people.  They are run at various times throughout the year.

12-16 August

Queensland and Australia's best long range target shooters will shoot it out at the prestigious Queensland Rifle Association (QRA) 124th Queen's Prize, to be held at Belmont Shooting Complex. Shooting will occur from 8:00am - 4:00pm daily, with awards and presentations at 5:30pm. ... The Queen's Prize is a State Championship event renowned for the...

13-17 August

Not so much a cabaret show as a cry for help, Britney Spears: The Cabarethas had acclaimed seasons in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and will play at Brisbane Powerhouse from 13- 17 August 2014 as part of an East Coast Tour. ... Hilariously funny and strangely touching,Britney Spears: The Cabaret is a satirical lo...

13 August - 9 September

Hi, ... Join us for LA51 Art Gallery’s newest exhibition called Liberating Art (Month of Nudity). ... The exhibition opens on the 13th August and closes on the 9th of September. ... We have a few events associated with the exhibition; ... 1. Opening night is Saturday the 23nd from 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m where the art is on displa...

16 August

An exclusive evening of wonderful wine, fabulous food and electrifying entertainment to raise funds for HeartKids Queensland’s work supporting those facing childhood heart disease. ... We would be delighted for you and your guests to join us. To avoid disappointment book today. ... Ticket includes pre dinner drinks, three course meal, alocoho...

16 August

BeUplifted Breast Cancer Charity is holding a Trivia Night on Saturday, 16th August, 2014 at Aspley Hornets Football Club, Graham Road, Carseldine. ... Tickets $10 includes tea and coffee. ... Prizes for Best Dressed/Themed table, Raffles. Alcohol and Food available. ... Contact Tina 0410 687 493

16 August

Comedian Tim Ross returns to Brisbane to present his ground-breaking show Man About the House, where design, comedy and music collide. ... Experience the show in the unique setting of the mid-century modernist Eisenmenger House, designed by architect Barry Walduck and passionately restored by current owners Susan Bennett and Chris Osborne, along wi...

19 August

Like many Queensland industries, innovation has been a key factor defining our state’s fashion designers and dressmakers. ... Join Dr Michael Marendy, curator and textiles conservator, and Clare Collyer, designer, in conversation with Ian Townsend about Queensland’s unique fashion history and future.

20 August

Set within the re-created Jacobi house building in State Library of Queensland’s ‘Hot Modernism’ exhibition, this special event brings together the different generations of people who resided in this modernist masterpiece. ... Involving the original visionary builders, Joan Jacobi and her son Jason, previous owner Malcolm Elliott...

20 August - 6 September
Occurs every week on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

... Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble's The Tempest transports you to an island filled with magic and adventure. Here you will come face to face with spirits, nymphs and other strange creatures of the isle. ... Twelve years ago the Duke of Milan, Prospero, was overthrown and cast out to sea with nothing but a leaky boat, his books and his...

20 August

Join us for a networking drinks and a panel discussion on using creativity with your communications. - See more at: http://networxevents.com.au/brisbane/events-tickets-networking/view/169

20-30 August

QCA Galleries invites you to view Mika Nakamura-Mather's exhibition, "Fragments". ... Memories are by definition incomplete, smaller parts of a greater whole that have become disconnected from the flow of narrative structure by the passage of time. Their presence is both illuminating and confusing. Moments captured in absolute clarity that vanish i...

22 August

Big and small… there will be reptiles galore! Learn more about some wonderful Australian species with a ranger followed by a spotlight walk of Bunyaville Recreation Park. ... Bookings required. Phone (07) 3512 2300 between 9AM and 4PM.

22-29 August

QCA Galleries invites you to view "Unmasked" an exhibition presented by Huiting Zheng, Chardoneh Kalolo and Jorge Fernandez. ... Unmasked is an interactive sound installation exhibition that will challenge the audience to change the way they normally think about sound and to enable the audience to discover the possibilities of sound.

23 August

Want To Do More With Your Photo's?  ... This exciting compact imagery event has been designed to encourage you to do more with your photographs – whether it is framing, printing or creating a memory book, there is so much more you can do with your photos than store them in your camera!With exhibits from imaging suppliers and retailers, e...

23 August

The Petition in the Park.  ... Destroy My Jeep, Lemon Laws 4 Aus and Lemon Vehicles in Aus have united on one front and are staging a petition signing to have the current consumer laws reviewed urgently. ... On Saturday you will be able to meet the clan, and anyone with a troubled vehicle is more than welcome to bring it down. ... Media have b...

23 August

Join us for LA51 Art Gallery’s newest exhibition called Liberating Art (Month of Nudity). ... On Saturday the 23rd we have nude life drawings in the gallery. There’ll a male and female model, and we provide all the drawing materials necessary (details attached). The classes go from 4:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m, and then 5:45 p.m to 6:45 p....

26 August

The third annual Queensland Business Writers' Conference is being held on Tuesday 26 August in Paddington, Brisbane. ... This practical training day is ideal for business writers, communications staff and sales staff who write, as well as business owners who have to write but aren’t confident about their skills. ... And this year, we’re...

26 August

The word ‘luxury’ is ubiquitous in contemporary society, describing everything from handbags to holidays, but what does it actually mean? Is our luxury obsession a new one, or has it always been with us? Join Dr Nadia Buick, fashion curator and co-director of The Fashion Archives as she discusses luxury fashion culture with an esteemed...

27 August

Get out and about with your little one and join a ranger to discover the wonderful world of wildlife with story time for families and meet an animal up close. ... Bookings Required. Phone (07) 35122300 between 9AM and 4PM.

29-31 August

A group of Brisbane's best up and coming comedians. Tim Byrnes, the silent stand up. Peter Thrupp, the bearded banterer. Micah Brown, the esoteric entertainer. Charnstar Anderson, the gender-bending jester. Together, they are Weird & Beard, providing a great alternative comedy experience for this year's Brisbane Fringe Festival. Weird & B...

29 August

Shroud yourself in mystery and come join Tangled Pixies as we host "Masked & Mischievous" Masquerade ball with a twist. Featuring some amazing EDM talent; Hades of Spades, Tangled Pixies featuring "Artemistress", Pharmacrunk and Psymon Says. Live dancers, decor and stage performers including Hoopnotic Pixies and Twisted Inferno. Prizes...

30 August

An excellent venue and location. ... Well known as a family friendly Hotel Everton Park is an inner North location handy to transport and many parts of Brisbane. ... The Venue offers - ... Plentiful off street parking and easy pram access. ... Inside Market location – with Permanent large Marquee and surrounding stalls ATM on site as well as...

30 August - 6 September