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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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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

7 February - 30 June
Occurs first Sunday of every month

Comedy is back in West End with a vengeance! ... Catch this glorious battle of wits where we throw Brisbane’s best comedians into unpredictable situations with no protective gear. Nothing is off-limits and only the funniest will survive! ... So, wash your hands and don your favourite hazmat suit to be a part of this loose, hot and very messy...

8 April - 27 May
Occurs every week on Thursday

Get ready to shake up your week with Big Fork Thursdays – the freshest improv comedy on offer. ... Every Thursday features a guest HEADLINE SHOW like the internationally touring Raised By Wolves, Ho Hum Musical Improv, or the sensational Women’s Show, plus many more including inter-state guests. Supporting them is THE MIXER, o...

May Events

1 May

A young girl devastated after the death of her sister is visited by a mystical being that takes her on a journey in the astral planes of the 'afterlife'. Through each plane she meets with the 'dead' and learns not to fear death. This journey opens up her understanding of the universe and the human experience. Transcendence is based on the book A So...

4-7 May

Having missed out due to CV-19 in 2020 there is no doubt that 350 young Brisbane and Gold Coast jazz musicians will create a huge eye-opening impression playing at their second Brisbane Youth Jazz Festival.  Over four nights we will welcome 16 bands in concerts performing every type of jazz with an amazing quality of musicianshi...

5 May

**Early Bird pricing is available until 21 April 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 Improv...

5 May

Shows like Planet Earth 2 and Blue Planet 2 capture the imagination of viewers around the world. But how do Attenborough’s film crew find their amazing wildlife stories? And what does it take to be a international wildlife filmmaker? ...   ... Join award-winning film producer, Dr. Chadden Hunter, as he takes us on a fascinating journey t...

6-23 May

Bigger and better than ever, Anywhere Festival returns to South East Queensland for their 10th Anniversary. A festival like NO other, Anywhere means ANYWHERE - theatre, comedy, music, circus, cabaret, dance, poetry, and walking tours, through to spoken word and even a little bit of magic – but set in gyms, underground reservoirs, backyards, f...

8-9 May

Are you guilty of noting that you’ll “talk about this offline”? Have you ever voiced concern that “we shouldn’t overcook this”? ... If so, your attendance is required at A Very Important Meeting with Big Fork Theatre, where office discussions will be explored, embraced and lampooned. ... Find yourself i...

8 May - 26 June
Occurs every week on Saturday

Improv is a whole lot of fun and the perfect way to kick off the weekend! ... Students will explore the basic principles of improvisation in a fun, creative and supportive environment. Improv is perfect for exploring creativity, supporting social skills, and building confidence. No previous acting experience required, it is a low-stress introductio...

14 May

This event is QBI's major Dementia fundraiser event, supporting the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research at QBI. In 2021, the QBI Lexus Alzheimers Gala, 'All That Jazz' will be hosted at Hillstone, St Lucia. The evening will feature canapes, a sit-down 2-course meal, beverage package and entertainment from one of Brisbane's most...

14 May

GOPIO Queensland Inc, on an annual basis, pays tribute to the First Indians to arrive in Fiji on 14th May, 1879. Under the British rule of India, many colonies were established world wide. It was said that the sun never set on the British empire. After the abolition of slavery, a new semi-slavery method known as Indenture Labour was introduced. It...

15 May

This combined showcase features Inversion Vocal Group and Soul Song Choirs as they perform a range of pop, gospel, jazz and show tunes that will inspire, excite and sooth in equal measure.Inversion is a boutique, auditioned vocal group with a smooth sound and mixed repertoire. Members are all experienced performers, with a wide range of musical the...

20 May

ASCEND BUSINESS CONSULTING is a Brisbane-based business consultancy specialising in helping small and medium size businesses to achieve their full potential and see extraordinary results by making basic but powerful changes to the way they operate their businesses.   ... Ascend’s series of monthly free webinars is a valuable resource for...

21-22 May

The lights go down, but they don’t come back up. Immerse yourself in a completely improvised audio-only experience, as the cast create and explore hilarious worlds, characters and scenes while completely in the dark. ... Combining Big Fork Theatre’s beloved comedy style and the exciting and surreal theatre of the mind, In the Dark trans...

23 May

... Tap into your subconscious and awaken your self-awareness.  ... Spend an afternoon nourishing your soul, connecting with your true self and asking your subconscious for guidance.  ... Join Anna from The Breath Collective (YogaBones teacher and Art Psychotherapist) and Sonia (Social Worker and Initiatic Arts Therapist) for an amazing...

June Events

25 June

A fusion of the world’s two oldest instruments, Ensemble Trivium presents an exhilarating evening of virtuosic music for flute and percussion. ... Enjoy music by legendary composer Lou Harrison, J.S. Bach, NZ composer Gareth Farr, Chick Corea and percussion wizards Casey Cangelosi and Payton MacDonald. ... Come and join them at the heritage l...

27 June

This is a COVID-safe event - view important information ... Your Local Wedding Guide's Brisbane Bridal Expo has everything you need in the one place to create your perfect wedding day! By bringing together the best and most competitive wedding industry professionals and suppliers from the local region, we give you the opportunity to meet face-...

July Events

9-10 July

An inspiring drama of a delicate, dutiful, devout girl, repressed by waring sisters, a dissolute brother and zealot of a father, who finds courage to risk financial ruin and reputation to write on the misery of girls pressed into loveless marriages, and wives devoid of legal rights powerless against abusive husbands.Written and directed by celebrat...

August Events

6 August

Join Ensemble Trivium on an exhilarating journey of thrilling, intense and uplifting chamber music with compositions from some of the 20th century’s most influential composers and a world premiere by Brisbane’s Thomas Green.  ... The concert opens with Nino Rota’s Trio for flute, violin and piano—a wonderful work full o...

September Events

15-18 September

... CURRENTLY SEEKING: artists with disability or who are D/deaf to present their work at Undercover Artist Festival, 15 - 18 September 2021! ... Expressions of Interest are now open to present your work at Australia’s premier performing arts and disability festival... Apply now: https://bit.ly/2YyIpUH ...

17-18 September

The 2021 Care Expo brings together a diverse range of community services, businesses and organisations from the support, health and care industries. ... Discover and connect with providers from aged care, disability and in-home support through to education, mobility, mental health, social, recreational services and more. ... Register online for you...

October Events

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...

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...