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Brisbane Event Calendar

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

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2017 Events

Regular Events

Occurs every week on Friday

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

April Events

Occurs every week on Wednesday

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

2018 Events

September Events

22 September 2018 - 22 April 2019

The inspiring history of Palm Island is celebrated in a fascinating showcase of images, memorabilia and digital stories. Palm Island and Our People acknowledges the centenary of the first placement of people to the island as an Aboriginal Reserve and explores the history of this tropical paradise. ... The showcase provides an opportunity to commemo...

2019 Events

April Events

5 April

The Soul Movers Night of Nights! Launching new album 'Bona Fide' - recorded across seven legendary studios of the US - with legendary guest musicians including Swampers David Hood and Spooner Oldham, to name a few, ex-Red Wiggle Murray Cook, Lizzie Mack, and the 'Movers deliver to your ears something old, something new and something that is sure t...

6-7 April

The Bromeliad Society of Queensland (BSQ) invites you to their 2019 Autumn show – the Bromeliad & Tropicals Show & Sales. ... There will be thousands of plants for sale and free advice from growers. ... Download the BSQ Bromeliad & Tropicals Show & Sales – Autumn 2019 flyer (PDF). ... Dates and times ... Saturday 6th Apr...

6-7 April

Bromeliad & Tropicals Show & Sales, Genesis Christian College, Youngs Crossing Road, Bray Park. Cost $4 (includes entry into the Lucky Door Prize). Free Parking ...   ... Come spend the weekend exploring bromeliads and tropical plants where garden inspiration is everywhere at the Bromeliad & Tropicals Show & Sales. ...   ....

9 April

Grab your favourite teddy for a special Easter-themed Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Friday, 12 April 2019 at Aurora Boulevard Park, North Lakes. ...   ... Running from 9am to 12noon, there will be plenty to keep your little ones entertained with stage shows, face painting, kids activities, an animal farm, and a teddy bear parade for children u...

14 April

If you ain't into church, but prefer a liquid salvation, (and a damn fabulous lamb pie!) then how about taking your good self down for an afternoon of cleansing ale and awesome music with Rev Murray cook (ex-Red Wiggle) and his fabulous Soul Movers? We have plans to "Lift You Up!" - remember that - you will need it for the sing-a-long ;) This kind...

19-20 April

The North Brisbane Easter Festival (NBEF) is a yearly, free, family-fun festival. Join us for Easter egg hunts, inflatables, food trucks, photo booth, chai tent, graffiti wall, petting zoo, face painting, crafts, live music, games, competitions and more!It occurs April 19-20th, 2019, from 10am-7pm each day, at the Wests Mitchelton RLFC. See you the...

21 April

Join us onboard for High Tea or Lunch & enjoy a spectacular day on the water this Easter! Soak up the elegant surroundings of the Kookaburra Queen whilst enjoying the finest traditional High Tea on the Brisbane River, or why not spend the afternoon filled with food, fun and entertainment aboard our lunch cruise.   ... To make sure you all...

25 April

An opportunity to meet with one of the world's most accessible and compassionate spiritual leaders of our time. ... You are invited to attend FREE public programs in Brisbane consisting of inspirational talks, music, meditation, yoga, along with the unique opportunity to meet Amma personally and receive her individual blessing. ... A vegetarian lun...

26 April

The very best of the jazz department will be on show in the Conservatorium Theatre, presenting a collage of acts featuring vocal and instrumental students alongside Queensland Conservatorium's premier big band, The Con Artists.

26 April

The very best of the jazz department will be on show in the Conservatorium Theatre, presenting a collage of acts featuring vocal and instrumental students alongside Queensland Conservatorium's premier big band, The Con Artists.

26 April

PIANO EX MACHINA is the latest mind-bending piano and multimedia international tour by award-winning London-based pianist, Zubin Kanga. Kanga returns to Australia this April to perform newly commissioned ground-breaking works exploring video games, internet culture, 80s action cinema, sci-fi, 3D motion sensors, interactive visuals, analogue sy...

26 April

QBI and Dementia Australia are delighted to invite you to the fifth Hand Heart Pocket Gala event, to be held at Queensland Parliament House, on Friday 26th April. The event is a cocktail-style function, coupled with world-class musical performances, will be held in the Parliament House Red Chamber.  ... The music program will include: ......

28 April

Run, jog, or walk your way through the annual QUT Classic on Sunday, 28 April 2019 in Brisbane, Queensland. ... Kicking off at 7:30am with scenic 1km, 5km and 10km routes around QUT Gardens Point and the CBD, this all-inclusive, family friendly event will finish off with food and entertainment at Gardens Point campus with something for everyone. .....

28 April

Come and enjoy our Mother’s Day Craft Fair featuring beautiful hand embroidered items. Select your Mother’s Day gifts from over 30 stalls of hand-crafted items together with everything for the needleworker. This includes silk scarves, embroidered cards, vintage tablecloths, soft toys, children’s clothing, baby wear plus eye masks,...

30 April

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May Events

3 May

Under the baton of Peter Morris, the Conservatorium Wind Orchestra presents a program inspired by the musical outcomes that have arisen out of global historical conflicts. The first half will be anchored by Berlioz Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale, as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death. The second half will transfo...

5 May

This year Be Uplifted Inc is hosting a Pink High Tea garden fundraiser with all the beautiful vintage trimmings, crockery and tiered platters at Reid’s Place on Redcliffe Peninsula. ... Choose from two sitting times: 10.30 a.m. or  2.30 p.m. ... Arrange your table soon and spoil yourselves with a high tea treat + raising funds and a...

10 May

Korean pianist Yiruma will come back to Brisbane in 2019 with his new album Frame and classic original pieces. His two successful sold-out Australian concert tours in 2016 and 2017, had conveyed a soft and mellow musical style and gained many audiences’ enthusiastic responses, in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide....

10-18 May

Book a babysitter and brush up on your table manners because Brisbane’s most intriguing and captivating dinner partyreturns to QPAC’s Cremorne Theatre from 10- 18 May.  ... Expressions Dance Company’s (EDC) The Dinner Party, which debuted as The Host in 2015, returns for a sec...

11 May

Seasons Redbank Plains Market Day ... Saturday 11th May 10am - 1pm 15 Argyle Street, Redbank Plains ... Join us for a fun day filled with lots of stalls, great food and raffle prizes to be won! ... Learn about our seniors' independent community living with 24/7 care options. ... Entertainment | Baby Animals | Sausage Sizzle | Pancakes | Face Painti...

11 May

Five Hilarious Mamas. One Rocking Show. ... This Mothers Day weekend don't miss this amazing afternoon of some of Australia's funniest comedians who also happen to have birthed loin fruit. ... You'll cackle, you'll shriek, you'll make like Patrick Swayze and have the time of your life. ... Gather a table of your favourite gal pals and celebrate Mot...

12 May

Korean pianist Yiruma will come back to Brisbane in 2019 with his new album Frame and classic original pieces. His two successful sold-out Australian concert tours in 2016 and 2017, had conveyed a soft and mellow musical style and gained many audiences’ enthusiastic responses, in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide....

12 May

Spoil your Mum with a spectacular day on the water this Mother’s Day! Join us for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch & Dinner. ... Your family will enjoy amazing views of this magnificent city, delicious seasonal contemporary buffet, featuring all her favourites & live entertainment. The Mother's Day cruise also includes soft drink, juice, spar...

14 May

Learning how to survive well in management as a woman can be daunting. Your workloads will inevitably start to expand, expectations will change and you will find the management of people requires a whole range of business skills. It is not always easy, even for the most talented woman. But as you take on more responsibility to meet your targets, ac...

15 May

While many gas and LNG contracts will have similar elements and clauses, no two gas or LNG contracts are the same, as each agreement will be affected by the commercial position of the each of the buyer and seller as well as by the particular circumstances of any transporters and other stakeholders. Each gas project and each gas industry participant...

15-18 May

New professional musical theatre company brings an Australian premiere to Brisbane! ... If Sondheim & Jason Robert Brown had a musical love-child, this'd be it.Hilarious. Dark. Gritty. Musically stunning. After Anna’s husband dies in a tragic accident – in the house - her family runs to the brink of destruction, existing in a b...

17-18 May

Three striking pieces that put women centre stage weave together to make up the 2019 Val Machin Opera Scenes. Classic extracts from Massenet’s Manon (sung in English), Poulenc’s Dialogue des Carmélites (sung in French) and Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana (sung in Latin and Italian) will be showcased by some of the country&r...

17-18 May

Three striking pieces that put women centre stage weave together to make up the 2019 Val Machin Opera Scenes. Classic extracts from Massenet’s Manon (sung in English), Poulenc’s Dialogue des Carmélites (sung in French) and Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana (sung in Latin and Italian) will be showcased by some of the country&r...

18 May

Please join Friends with Dignity for our annual 'High Tea With Friends' at Brisbane City Hall.Proudly supporting Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month (May 2019), join our amazing team of Volunteers and special guests for an afternoon of fantastic food, frivolity and amazing friends to help us raise critical funding for Friends With Dignity...

19 May

On Sunday 19 May, thousands of people and their pooches will walk together to show their support for the animals of Australia. Million Paws Walk is a fun day out where we celebrate our furry friends and come together to raise much-needed funds to help care for the 250,000 animals who come through our doors each year. ... Get barking up the right tr...

28 May

Workplace law is constantly evolving and it is a challenge to keep up with the changes. This Masterclass looks at the current hot topics which those involved in HR face on a daily basis. It usefully combines formal presentations with informal workshops and real life case studies on typical scenarios in the workplace.

29 May

Despite tremendous advances women professionals have experienced over the years, women still find themselves facing tough challenges. They tend to get mixed messages and mixed reactions as they take on leadership roles. And all too often, they get only mixed results when leading others. That’s why we at Crown Leadership International Group ar...

31 May

The Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to welcome American guest conductor Larry Rachleff who will lead the orchestra in an exciting program of American works. The program includes Charles Ives' Decoration Day, which celebrates momentous occasions for America including Washington's Birthday and the Fourth of July, Aaron Copland's Appalac...

31 May

The Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to welcome American guest conductor Larry Rachleff who will lead the orchestra in an exciting program of American works. The program includes Charles Ives' Decoration Day, which celebrates momentous occasions for America including Washington's Birthday and the Fourth of July, Aaron Copland's Appalac...

June Events

11 June

Budgets, strategic proposals, sales reviews are just a few of the many reasons and situations that lead to you presenting to the board. Presenting to the board is not as complex or scary as you might think. With the right preparation and structure you can ensure you are presenting the right information in the right way for the right outcome. Boards...

12 June

In order to survive and excel in today’s competitive market, executives, senior managers and managers need to make smarter decisions based on better information. The major challenge faced today is being able to decipher what information is correct and why! Too much time is wasted searching, collecting and sorting data. Using Po...

15 June

Worm Farming & Composting Workshop: By Brian "The Worm Man" Donaldson ... How To Care For Your Own Worm Farm (Worm Farm Included In FULL Ticket Price) ... Workshop Tickets & PRICING: ... With Worms And A Farm – All Listed Items – VALUE $ 88 – PLUS The Workshop ! $ 85 – Early Bird – Workshop Plus Worms And Farm...

15 June

The Hamilton Hotel , The Gig Factory & Future Audience Network Presents ... Legends!  The Ultimate Tribute Concert ... Presenting the very first all authentic Tribute Show Concert in Australia ... This Historic and oh so Mega event happens Saturday 15th June at the famous Hamilton Hotel. ...  A Stellar line up with 20 of the greatest...

15 June

The Hamilton Hotel , The Gig Factory & Future Audience Network Presents ... Legends!  The Ultimate Tribute Concert ... Presenting the very first all authentic Tribute Show Concert in Australia ... This Historic and oh so Mega event happens Saturday 15th June at the famous Hamilton Hotel. ...  A Stellar line up with 20 of the greatest...

16 June

As the sun rises on Sunday 16 June, thousands of riders will be slipping into their lycra and costumes of all sorts to take part in the 29th MS Brissie to the Bay bike ride. ...   ... You can join the challenge by riding one of our four distances. There is the family friendly 10km around the Brisbane Riverside, the scenic 25km ride to Bal...

21-22 June

We invite you all to attend “21st Global Obesity Meeting” during June 21-22, 2019 at Brisbane, Australia which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions. The aim of Obesity Meeting is to bring together leading academic practitioners, Nutritionists, Dietitians, Researchers, Professors, Scient...

July Events

5-7 July

Calling all lovers of France ! ... Don't miss one of Australia's biggest French events of the year right here in Brisbane! Join us at Le Festival 2019 presented by Le Cordon Bleu from 5th to 7th July for a week-end in France like no other. ... We can promise a variety of French "delicatesses" for you to enjoy. From gastronomy masterclasses to flowi...

23 July

Workplace law is constantly evolving and it is a challenge to keep up with the changes. This Masterclass looks at the current hot topics which those involved in HR face on a daily basis. It usefully combines formal presentations with informal workshops and real life case studies on typical scenarios in the workplace.

28 July

Step it up in 2019! Get your legs ready for the ultimate stair climb as we send you on a mission to climb the thousands of stairs up, down and around the grandstands of the picturesque GABBA. With full, unlimited and junior course options available there’s a stair climb to suit all ages and fitness levels. Experience this stadium like never b...

August Events

8-17 August

Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical — a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo's novel and featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time. With countless awards to its name, Les Misérables is as groundbreaking today as it was when it first premiered in London in 1985

September Events

7-14 September

In a lush garden filled with studio lights, camera lenses and anxious producers, several couples are looking for love, fame or revenge. ...   ... As disguises are donned, contestants are married at first sight, rooms are trashed and misunderstandings ensue, people will go to any length to get what they want. Can true love exist in a world wher...

20-22 September

The Cleveland Caravan, Camping, Boating & 4x4 Expo is the region’s largest outdoor adventure event with well over 120 local and regional companies displaying the latest caravans, camper trailers, 4x4’s, boats and more. This is your opportunity to view and compare the different models all in one convenient location. ... Bring the fam...

October Events

27 October

Sea Shepherd Brisbane is hosting another amazing Annual Fund-raiser !Ocean Defence Tour is BACK for 2019! Sea Shepherd has been on the front line for over 40 years relentlessly defending the world’s oceans.Given most of our air comes from our oceans, they are our primary life support. Yet their future and ours hangs by a thread, due to the ma...