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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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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...

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...

2019 Events

May Events

2 May

... Hailing from Southern California, Jamie Allensworth and his eponymous musical collective fuse rock and soul with true-life anthemic song writing. His playbook dives deeply into the soul tradition of James Brown, Otis Redding, and Curtis Mayfield, and updates that tradition along the lines of Alabama Shakes, Michael Kiwanuka, with an added psyc...

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...

3 May

Mayfair is one of John Paul College’s biggest community events and brings together our College Community, local neighbourhood and parishes. Mayfair is a fantastic afternoon and evening of fun, rides, food and festivities. The event is also a cultural food fest with performances, entertainment and amusement rides for all ages.The evening culmi...

3 May

Mayfair is one of John Paul College’s biggest community events and brings together our College Community, local neighbourhood and parishes. Mayfair is a fantastic afternoon and evening of fun, rides, food and festivities. The event is also a cultural food fest with performances, entertainment and amusement rides for all ages.The evening culmi...

4 May

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s starlight cinema is coming to Bribie Island for the Bongaree Movie in the Park on Saturday, 4 May 2019 ... Running 5.00pm to 7.30pm this outdoor cinema experience by the sea will be fun for the whole family. ... Pack a chair and blanket or take advantage of the deck chairs and bean bags on offer. ... There will...

4 May

Grab the kids and save the date For the Harold Keilly Park Kids Pest Fishing Competition on 4th May 2019. ... Come along and help reduce pest fish numbers at Harold Keilly Park, with your chance to win great prizes and learn about the impact these fish have on our wateray. ... Kids only! Bring your kids along to help catch tliipia and other Pest fi...

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...

5 May - 8 December
Occurs first Sunday of every month

Metre Market is a Brisbane Creative Market that showcases local fashion, homewares, art, music and design. On the first Sunday of every month, Coorparoo Square will host Metre Market from 10am until 2pm with over 25 carefully curated stalls and 15 pre-loved clothing racks that feature local designs, recycled fashions, handmade homewares and a wide-...

7 May - 30 July

The Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA) is an annual visual arts prize and exhibition for established and emerging artists living in regional and remote Queensland. The program aims to provide a platform for further professional development.2019 Theme: State of DiversityQueensland is a state full of diverse ecosystems, wildlife, places, people an...

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...

11 May

Brisbane city will come alive on Saturday 11 May to celebrate the joys and festivities of Eastern culture. Bring the family along to experience the diversity and excitement of Brisbane's thriving multicultural community. ... The Festival of Chariots will involve lots of wonderful free activities for the family: ... - pulling a large beaut...

11 May

... Join Queensland Wind and Brass and conductor Alisa Jones as they explore music in the theme of discovery, visions and inventions!Hear music from Leroy Anderson, Nigel Hess and Eric Whitacre as well as a World Premiere from local Brisbane composer, David Jones.Tickets available online through the Old Museum Box Office as well as at the door on...

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...

15 May

This May, The Russian Resurrection Film Festival presents a special screening of Russia’s newest period action flick, Tobol: The Conquest of Siberia, at select Event Cinemas in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. ... Based on actual historical events, Tobol: The Conquest of Siberia takes place in Russia during the reign of Pe...

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...

24 May

          SHOP BRISBANE CITY FOR YOUR A/W “19 FASHION FIX ... The Queen Street Mall set to transform for a showstopping 12-hour shopping celebration ... An explosion of glitter, dazzling colour, energizing entertainment and money-can’t-buy experiences are set to take over The Queen Street Mall, Queensland’...

25 May

With a track record of sold out shows, Curves & Claws pride ourselves on offering an inclusive safe space in which to show case talented performers, many of whom, have a truck load of industry awards safely tucked into their sparkly G Strings. Each show is hand picked to bring you an amazing mix of fantastical and freaky to wow and please, tant...

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...

31 May

Our world is becoming increasingly polarised whether on the global stage or in our own communities strong differences exist.How do we deal with those who are different to us and hold views different to our own? Do we move towards them or away? ... Join us for a Playback Theatre performance where members of the audience share their stories of differ...

June Events

2 June

Brisbane’s biggest FREE sustainable living festival is turning ten! Brisbane City Council’s Green Heart Fair is back with an action-packed day of hands-on sustainability workshops, green living ideas, eco-gardening, fabulous food and all-day entertainment.   ... From 9am-3pm on Sunday 2 June, join more than 100 of Brisbane’s...

5-10 June

Calling all #carafans! From June 5-10, 2019, Caravanning Queensland’s Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow will be returning for their 51st show at the Brisbane Showgrounds. ... Lovers of camping, caravanning and all things outdoors can get a glimpse of the latest gadgets, with more than 1,000 RV products on display and over 250 exhibitors...

5 June - 3 July
Occurs every week on Wednesday

Improvising in Playback Theatre requires us to develop skills to take a moment and be present. From this place we are able to give and respond to what is actually happening. We also need to take a moment in our busy lives to connect with others and have some fun. This workshop will enable you to do this and .. ... Listen more deeply ... Enrich your...

8 June

Join us to celebrate our centenary birthday! That’s right Our Lady of the Assumption School Enoggera is celebrating its 100th birthday with a Community Festival on Saturday 8 June 2019. Entry is FREE, and everyone is welcome to attend from 11am to 6pm. With amusement rides to thrill, fun sideshow alley games to try your luck, foods to delight...

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...

13-15 September

Australia’s largest sustainability expo is returning to Brisbane in September 2019. The ‘Eco Expo’ brings together like-minded people from passionate greenies, to those searching for products or information to begin their eco journey. Join the eco movement at this marketplace buzzing with businesses showcasing innovative products...

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...