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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 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...

2021 Events

29 September - 31 October

The Brisbane Portrait Prize is all about celebrating Brisbane portrait artists and their sitters, whilst encouraging public engagement with the arts.   ... The Finalists Exhibition, which is held at the Brisbane Powerhouse, showcases the 75 artists who were selected as our 2021 finalists.  ... The Exhibition will be open daily from the 29...

October Events

1 October

Comedy powerhouses Damien Power & Geraldine Hickey are teaming up to bring you a huge night of laughs! ... Damien Power is one of the most exhilarating voices on the Australian comedy circuit, collecting rave reviews, award nominations and selling out rooms across the country! You are in the hands of a master. He won’t let you down. ... &...

1 October

Don’t miss a unique dance performance at the Laidley Cultural Centre on Friday 1 October. ... Contemporary dancers and residents of Lutheran Services’ Tabeel Aged Care will perform together in an event unlike any other. Discover the love, lyricism and fun of dance and movement. Crossing generations, If Only I Could… demonstrates...

4 October

Anyone can improvise! Ever wanted to try improv but you weren't sure if it was for you? This free 2 hour intro to improvisation course is designed for those who have never had any experience with improv. ... Improv can help you become a better listener, improve your confidence in public speaking, kickstart your creativity and teach you how to...

5-6 October

Australian Women in Music Awards & Conference will be held over two days in Brisbane on 5 & 6 October 2021. AWMA celebrates the talent and creativity of women in all areas of music in Australia, recognising and including First Nations and multicultural performers, and excellence in all facets of the music industry. More broadly, AWMA aims t...

6 October - 1 December
Occurs first Wednesday of every month

Don't have a boring night in on a Wednesday! Treat yourself. ... I Got A Joke For Ya is a monthly Wednesday comedy night featuring a smorgasbord of some of the best local and interstate comics around with their newly baked jokes. Join us for a night of laughs at the cosy beer garden at the Burrow in West End.  ... With new acts each month and...

9 October

A Devine interfaith, Multicultural Devotional Music Festival featuring Bhajans, Qawwali, Kirtan, Sufi, and other forms of devotional music & dance. ... Free entry with registration. Food and drink available for purchase at the venue. ... Registration link -  https://spcinterfaithmusicfestival2.eventbrite.com.au/

10 October

At Glad Rags Markets, we bring together fashion-forward bargain hunters and sellers of good quality, pre-loved clothing. We believe fashion doesn't have to cost the Earth and the re-sell of clothing is a big step forward to a new normal in the fashion industry.  ... Buying second-hand clothes is growing in popularity amongst savvy shoppers who...

14 October

**Early Bird pricing is available until 3 October 2021** ... Anyone can improvise and Big Fork Theatre's Improv Fundamentals is the perfect place to start!  This course is designed to introduce participants to Big Fork Theatre's approach to improvised comedy. No previous acting or improv experience is required to participate. ... In Impro...

15 October

Ensemble Trivium presents a program of outstanding music for flute and string quartet by three of the world’s most celebrated female composers.  ... Grandes Dames Joan Tower and Amy Beach are joined by the youngest ever Pulitzer Price winner Caroline Shaw in an evening of evocative, dynamic and exciting chamber music. ... Come and join E...

16 October

Swara is a not-for-profit, learning and life skills centre which aims to empower people of all abilities to reach their full potential. ... Join us for our biggest event in 2021! ... This years Open Day will be held at the swara centre in Woolloongabba. ... Come and enjoy live entertainment, food truck favourites, house-made sweets, art showcase, a...

17 October

Bicycle Queensland is excited to announce the return of its iconic city to coast cycling event – the ‘Downer Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge 2021’.  On Sunday October 17, we invite Queenslanders of all ages and all riding abilities to grab a bike and join the community for a full day of fun. ... This year you can choos...

24 October

Welcome to Big Fork’s Comedy Pop Up!Big Fork Theatre is taking over BackDock Arts with pop up comedy shows in July & August! Brisbane’s best improvised comedy is back, featuring all your favourite shows from our regular line up and the hugely popular Brisbane Improv Festival.While we are working on our own venue, we wanted to make s...

28-31 October

Ready the four-wheel-drive for Queensland's four-day Let’s Go Brisbane Caravan & Outdoor show, setting up camp from Thursday, October 28 to Sunday, October 31 at the Brisbane Showgrounds. ... “Carafans” will get the chance to experience the latest in caravan and recreational vehicle technology and gadgets that will ensure a sa...

29 October

The Guys and Gals from the Australian Buddy Holly show are out of lockdown and to bring some great real rock n roll to LA PIAZZA RUNAWAY BAY. Note professional dance floor and antics to be had ... Seats are strictly limited our last 3 shows there have sold out quickly. ...   ... DETAILS: 3 course Dinner and Show:- $80/pp ... 29th October 2021...

30-31 October

+18 Event Only ... Whiskey Mist aims to be Brisbane’s ultimate whiskey tasting experience with an emphasis on value and experience. Hosted at the fantastic Baedeker Bar in Fortitude Valley, the event will offer it’s guests: ... Two interactive, multi-dimensional experience rooms ... A masterclass cocktail making bar open all day ... Acc...

November Events

6 November

This event will experience a vast mixture of cultures coming together under one banner to expereince the talents of people in and around Brisbane and Logan area to unite and transcend boundaries of race, culture, age, gender and merely having rejoiced by an array of cultural performances.   ... - Live Cultural Performances, Music ... -Mul...

13 November

Grab a hat, slop on some sunscreen and join us for our family friendly community day! ... A selection of delicious treats from Queen of Cupcakes and Snowy Joeys ... Live music the whole family can bop along too courtesy of Baker Boys Band ... Free activities for the kids including an inflatable obstacle course and games ... A trade show exhibiting...

16 November

Learning how to survive well in management 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 rising star. But as you take on more responsibility to meet your targets, achievi...

16-17 November

Remember the first song you loved so much you wore it out? We've invited some of Brisbane's best songwriters to share their songs with us. Every night includes three different songwriters and is a night of hilarity, reminiscing, and awkward songwriting confessions. ... Two shows only - Tues 16th Nov and Wed 17th Nov at Cedar & Pine Bar. Part of...

19-21 November

Join us at Brisbane Visual Arts Community’s bi-annual show at the Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. Find that magical “one off” creation that defines your style. The Pop-Up Shops showcase 70 talented local artists and craftspeople in a bespoke marketplace. A vibrant celebration of originality. ...   ... Everything in t...

27 November

A brand new stand up show ... Hannah Gadsby, world class, award winning funny person has a brand new live show – Body of Work, hitting stages across Australia and New Zealand from July 2021. ... In 2018 the global sensation and ground breaking Netflix special Nanette really changed things for Hannah. She won an Emmy and a Peabo...

28 November

Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink Series consists of six fun triathlon events in various locations throughout Australia. Our triathlon events are open to all women, as well as girls and boys aged 7 to 13 years. The whole family can get involved in our Fun Run Pink which is open to all genders, young and old. Also known as ‘Tri Pink’, th...