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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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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...

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...

Occurs every week on Friday

The Mantra Room at West End offers a vibrant mix of music styles combined with sacred yoga chant in a relaxed, enchanting atmosphere.  Featured kirtan leaders include Jayadharma, a popular yoga teacher whose smokey jazz influenced kirtan will have you tapping your feet and your voice soaring in response; Gayatri, with a melodic and captivating...

Occurs every week on Wednesday

The Mantra Room at West End offers a vibrant mix of music styles combined with sacred yoga chant in a relaxed, enchanting atmosphere.  Featured kirtan leaders include Jayadharma, a popular yoga teacher whose smokey jazz influenced kirtan will have you tapping your feet and your voice soaring in response; Gayatri, with a melodic and captivating...

November Events

Occurs every week on Sunday

The Mantra Room at West End offers a vibrant mix of music styles combined with sacred yoga chant in a relaxed, enchanting atmosphere.  Featured kirtan leaders include Jayadharma, a popular yoga teacher whose smokey jazz influenced kirtan will have you tapping your feet and your voice soaring in response; Gayatri, with a melodic and captivating...

2018 Events

1 March - 21 October

Showcasing a range of State Library of Queensland’s rare and restricted collection items, Lifestyle explores how Queenslanders live and play in the sunshine state. Participatory and thought-provoking, it explores the myriad of ideas and identities that are quintessentially Queensland.

26 March 2018 - 31 March 2019

Discover the courage, compassion and dedication of Sister Constance Keys, one of Queensland’s most decorated and beloved First World War nurses. Trace her remarkable five-year journey of war service through her diaries, photographs and the many fascinating mementos she sent home to her family.  Loved and admired by those for whom she car...

Occurs every week on Tuesday

This is a comedy show featuring up and coming comedians you may see on TV ....one day. There will also be signup spots for those who think they are funny enough to steal our jobs. ... See link for details.

26 July - 4 November
Occurs every week on Thursday

Enjoy a weekly drawing session to calm the soul ... Develop your drawing skills and calm your soul at ArtWorld Studio's Dine & Draw evening classes. ... Classes are held from 6.30-8.30pm Thursdays. Each session costs $40, which includes materials and a light meal. Spots are strictly limited at this stage, so we recommend you book quickly via ou...

August Events

1 August

Gold Coast Homeless Connect has launched the donation drive for its 11th annual event, set to help more than 1700 locals who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness.  ... People are asked to donate good quality clothing, new toiletries and non-perishable food and food vouchers ahead of the event on 1st August, 2017 Gold Coast Homeless...

1-11 August
Occurs every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

... Aspire Gallery's 'Foot Square' is back for 2018! ... Every winter, Aspire Gallery hosts it's second annual small pieces competition, 'Foot Square'. Much like it's big sister competition, 'Petite Pieces', there is no limitation on medium, theme or skill for artists looking to enter. The one restriction - work must fit within a foot square, as t...

4 August

Burlesque.Feathers, sparkling costumes, glamorous smiles, a cheeky wink and the surprise reveal of tasseled breasts. Breast cancer is a horrible yet common disease, affecting men and women (and gender non binary pals) alike. 1 in 8 women or female bodied people will experience breast cancer by the age of 85 and 148 men or male bodied people wi...

4-5 August

Join Bris Funny Fest for the comedy show of the year. 3 of Brisbanes shining comedians/ mothers, come together to show the world how dark motherhood can really be. From a cake stand for a school fund raiser, to a ruthless, violent super spy agent when it comes to defending our children. even if the enemy is a cute little puppy or a 3 year old child...

4-5 August

This 2 day seminar will provide you with the latest information on dog behaviour and positive, reward-based training methods and is suitable for all levels of experience. ... The seminar is a great introduction course and could also form the start of a rewarding journey to becoming a fully qualified dog trainer if you wish. ... It is an excellent s...

4 August

State Library is celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day with a special event in our dedicated children's play space, The Corner. Join the deadly crew from BlackCard Cultural Tours for cultural insights through art, craft and songs. Kids will learn about the importance of country to Aboriginal people, as well as a children'...

5 August

ONLY 20 TICKETS LEFT!!!Know a teen girl with DESIGN fire in her belly? Term 3's A Designer Life All Day Workshop Event connects 60 girls (Grades 7-12) with a passion for visual design with 10 x Extraordinary Women Designers working across: Fashion, Digital, Architecture, Product, Film, Interior, Photography, Advertising and Jewellery design.We...

11 August

Newly launched Brisbane based pop up cinema Filmhouse are back with their second screening. This time Filmhouse are popping up in West End on Saturday August 11 with the Paul Thomas Andersons classic Boogie Nights. ... Boogie Nights tells the story of Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg), a well-endowed busboy growing up in San Francisco in 1977. He is disc...

11-12 August

HEYA Comedy and Bris Funny Fest present Douche Canoe, an hour of stand up comedy from the delightfully dirty Anna Brennan. ... Relatable, observational and a little bit gross, this promises* to be a thigh slapper. ... A runner up in QLD’s Raw Comedy competition in 2018, Anna recently performed at Anywhere Theatre...

13 August

Calling all movers and shakers aged 50 plus… South Bank creative pop-up Flowstate are hosting a FREE dance workshop Contemporary Dance for Mature Movers.   Led by local professional dancers in Liesel Zink’s performance Inter, participants will be led through contemporary technique before taking part in exe...

16 August

St Margaret's Anglican Girls School invites you to discover more about the school at the 2018 Open Morning on Thursday 16 August from 8am to 11am. ... Open Morning provides the opportunity for you and your daughter to: ... - Meet the Principal, Ros Curtis, and hear her talk about the school ... - Tour with students and see learning in action on a n...

17 August

Brisbane City Council’s annual Revive Pop Up Fashion Festival is back again for 2018! Join us on Friday 17th August at Brisbane’s Cultural Forecourt in South Bank as sellers from Brisbane and beyond come together to celebrate second-hand fashion. ...   ... This unique event celebrates second-hand fashion as a way to avoid the...

17 August

Crowbar + Chevron Showgirls present: ... The 2018 residency of Cult Burlesque - Sinful, strange & straight from hell! ... Join us at Church Brisbane for the ritual worship of all that is wicked & wonderful. ... Give yourself over to lust, envy, greed & prepare for this ... feast of circus, sideshow, comedy & striptease from the other side. ......

18-19 August

Hot off the back of SOLD OUT shows in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Commit to Your Jokes presents The Breast of the Fest: Brisbane Edition. Recommended by Pedestrian.TV and featured on Joy FM, treat yourself to a hilarious night featuring three of Melbourne’s breast* up and coming comedians.*bestFeaturing:Claire Hagan (Comedy a...

18-19 August

Brissie's own award-winning musical "songbird and improvisation queen" Jenny Wynter presents her astounding one-woman cabaret, which is made up entirely from your suggestions! ... As seen at Woodford Folk Festival, The Planting Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Fringe and Brisbane Festival. ... "...the night belonged to songbird and improv...

18-19 August

Brissie's own award-winning musical "songbird and improvisation queen" Jenny Wynter presents her astounding one-woman cabaret, where she plays a veteran cabaret performer performing all of her greatest glittering career hits in a night of stories and songs, monologues and memories ...which are all inspired by your suggestions. ...   ... As see...

19 August

Classical string players turned original artists K MAK and ZANI team up to present new works. ... K MAK is the originals project of Australian cellist Kathryn McKee - an arresting distillation of classical, alternative, electro-pop music.   ... K Mak has a new song to launch.  And a new film clip. ... Set inside the stunnin...

20 August

Be Uplifted Inc Breast Cancer Charity's 2018 Symposium - Insight & Knowledge: Improving The Breast Cancer Journey - is a unique opportunity for breast cancer patients, survivors, family and friends to gain valuable information from medical and health experts. ... This is the first time this Information Symposium has been run by our Brisbane Bre...

21-26 August

Planets is a free, interactive, participatory performance that explores relationships between people, places and objects. Members of the public are invited to interact, share and experience the joy of movement with one another, led by a contemporary dancer. Onlookers can observe the spectacle of light created by the participants as they ripple...

22 August

HelloI'm writing to inform you of a free event by international speaker Sister Shivani in City Hall on 22nd August.shivani.com.auThank youPhillip

23 August

The Professional Women's Network event series was established as a platform for women to empower each other to succeed. It is a place where Brisbane professional women can connect and network, be inspired by guest speakers and build and develop new business relationships. Alison Quinn, Chief Executive Officer - Retire Australia, is the guest speake...

24-27 August

The Foundation class is designed to empower you to change anything and everything you’d like to change in your life. You will be given a whole toolbox that will allow you to break apart the foundation of limitation that we so often function from and build a new foundation, one of limitless possibility so that you can begin to create the life...

24-26 August

#SWF2018 is a boutique literary arts event, home to North Brisbane’s Bayside, held over 3 days | two venues.We have been crafting festival programs that showcase Indigenous and Non-Indigenous wordsmiths since 2013. ... We co-host two linked literary events to complement the weekend festival program, including: a CBD-based launch event at Bris...

25 August

Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness invites everyone to a night of glamour at our Vintage Gala in Brisbane's iconic City Hall.The night includes a 4-hour drinks package, 2-course dinner, jazz band, comedian emcee and much, much more. This year’s event promises to be the best yet!Since opening in 1930, Brisbane City Hall has become one of this city&...

26 August

The final round of the 2018 season sees the return of the Super Round – a round of footy designed by kids, for kids. ...   ... With $3 pies right up until the ball is bounced at each game and kids under 15 getting in for FREE at all venues, you don’t want to miss the action-packed conclusion to the home-and-away season. ...  ...

28 August

Q ANZAC 100 Fellowship recipient Dr Mark Cryle will lead an energetic exploration of what it meant for Queensland men and women to serve, sacrifice or stay at home during the First World War. ... As part of the Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation program, this workshop will guide teachers to explore First World War collection...

30 August

It's everything you wanted to know about Sam Thaiday - and a probably a little bit more - straight from the man himself. Join the rugby league legend ahead of his final regular season home game for the Broncos as he takes you on a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the Sam Thaiday story. ... If you're a Sammie fan then you shouldn't miss what will be...

September Events

1 September

The darker the chocolate the richer the taste - the same could be said of our performers! These delightfully dark and decedent performers have gathered from the fringes of the abyss to bring you something special with contortion, fire, burlesque, drag, shibari and more - will you be seduced to the dark side? Featuring:Madam Dreadful (VIC)...

2 September

Sunday, 2nd September ... Forget breakfast in bed this Father’s Day. Treat your Dad to the best breakfast on the Brisbane River with our ultimate Fathers Day cruise on board the Kookaburra Queen. ... You can’t beat bacon, eggs and all the best breaky trimmings served on board Brisbane’s most iconic floating restaurant. Our breakfa...

8 September

The Ocean Defence Tour returns to Brisbane this September fro an epic film festival featuring  many Sea Shepherd Official documentaries and the exclusive launch of  Sea Shepherd's brand new feature film "Defend Conserve Protect" detailing 41 years of Direct Action Marine conservation. ... Ticketed event begins at 5pm

8-9 September

This workshop is catered to those with any range of experience in art, allowing you to design and complete your own painting using acrylic paints. Be introduced to a variety of techniques associated with the paint medium. Designed to help you use perspective aspects to pencil-draw your picture design on paper. This image will evolve onto a canvas,...

8 September

Start planning your epic costume now and book in to that cardio class to get your body primed for a night of dancing until your feet explode !NO THEME (no kink, horror or racist)18+ onlyEPIC RAFFLESTROPHIES for best costume & best group costume$20 prepaid or $30 at the door100% of the money raised will go to beyondblue

8 September

Seasons Mango Hill Spring Fair ...   ... Come along to Mango Hill's Spring Fair! ... On September 8th from 10am - 2pm. ... At Seasons Mango Hill, 28 Akuna Way, Mango Hill. ...   ... Ice cream, pony rides and baby animals, mini pancakes, entertainment, fashion, plants, fair floss and lots of market stalls! ...   ... Be in it to win it...

8 September

1000’s of new and pre-loved books for sale across all genres, children's puzzles, board games, DVDs, educational toys, gifts and box sets, there is something for everyone. Get in early to grab all the best books! ... Lots of Rides, Side Show Alley, Cake Stall, Market Stalls, Free Kids' Craft, Yummy Food and Coffee Van. The Good News Book Fair...

9 September

The Annual Queensland Mini Muster and BMC Roundup is here again, Carina State School will once again be home to this fantastic event!This year we have the one and only Dose Vader joining us from the You Tube channel Mighty Car Mods.The day will be filled with  Exhibitors, auctions and raffles, rocker cover racing, radio controlled cars and of...

12 September

Capes, costumes and superheros of all shapes and sizes will descend into Strathpine’s Pine Rivers Park for a super-themed Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Wednesday 12 September 2018. ... Running 9am to 12noon, join in a morning of super fun with free music, entertainment and activities for children up to five years of age. ... Sing and dance al...

12 September

Designer wear for those who care. Join us for a glamorous evening with over 1500 new and pre-loved designer clothes, shoes, bags and accessories for sale at outlet prices. Sip on a glass of bubbles, enjoy delicious canapes and watch our models showcase some of the stunning outfits available for purchase. ... We will have dedicated stylist stations...

14-16 September

#SaveTheWorld - Join us 14th, 15th and 16th September 2018 at the Brisbane RNA Showgrounds. ♻️ Meet Eco businesses, big and small. Find new ideas, the latest products/services, expo sales and all you need to learn about living a sustainable life.🌻 Join free workshops in each sector👨‍👧‍👧 Family friendly (jumping cas...

14-15 September

The 2018 Care Expo will bring together a diverse range of community services, businesses and organisations providing products and services from the support, health and care industries, all under the one big roof! ... This event is a first for Queensland providing an opportunity to discover and connect with providers from aged care, disability and i...

15 September

On Saturday 15 September join the Logan Walk2Cure MS at twilight as the community raise vital funds to help find a cure for MS (multiple sclerosis). ...   ... This leisurely 3km or 6km walk is a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon with friends and is a family favourite. ...   ... SIGN UP today at www.loganwalk.com.au and help raise awar...

21-23 September

DATES: 21st - 23rd September 2018 TIMES: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8:30am - 4:00pm LOCATION: Norm Price Park, Redland Showgrounds | Long Street, Cleveland QLD 4163 ENTRY: Adults $12, Seniors Card $10 and children 16 and under are free with an adult. Free return passes available, just ask as you leave! EVENT WEBSITE: www.clevelandexpo.com.au ......

22-23 September

Oz Comic Con is back. 2018 will feature exciting multi-genre content from across the spectrum. ... This year there will be appearances by film and television stars, comic book artists and voice actors, gaming demonstrations and cosplay competitions, creative workshops and master classes, and hard-to-find, exclusive merchandise from vendors.  ....

23 September

STRICTLY LIMITED TO 60 PLACES...Bronte Campbell OAM | Brisbane Lions Sabrina Frederick-Traub | Triple Olympian Water Polo Player Bronwen Knox | Firebirds Triner Tiernan Gambel | And lots more!!Know a teen girl with a SPORTY fire in her belly? It's our final Brisbane All Day Event for the year and we're going out with a bang. A Sports Life will...

26 September

Croatian pianist Maksim Mrvica is coming to Australia for a debut tour. A world renowned live performer, Maksim excites the crowd with electrifying energy and compelling emotions. ...   ... Maksim started to play piano when he was nine and held his first concert by age 11. Despite harsh conditions during wartime Croatia, he later won first pri...

26 September

Croatian pianist Maksim Mrvica is coming to Australia for a debut tour. A world-renowned live performer, Maksim excites the crowd with electrifying energy and compelling emotions.  ... Maksim started to play piano when he was nine and held his first concert by age 11. Despite harsh conditions during wartime Croatia, he later won firs...

27-30 September

UnitingWomen 2018 will be a time for Christian women to gather, grow and be inspired.Held in Brisbane from 27-30 of September, UnitingWomen is a diverse event for young women, older women and women in-between. It will be a chance to share your wisdom and your story.Event includes guest speakers, workshops, food and more!Whether you are a traveler o...

29 September

Elvis is in the building at Seasons Waterford West! ...   ... On September 29th from 4pm – 8pm. ... At Seasons Waterford West, 881 Kingston Road, Waterford West. ...   ... Dean Vegas - a highly recognised Elvis performer - is coming to Waterford West! Dean offers a dynamic and powerful performance that will leave you breathless and...

30 September

Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) are proud to present: ... Metro Series concert #4 Afternoon Moods.Join us and enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music. ... PROGRAM:Debussy . Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune Schumann . Konzertstück for Four Horns and Orchestra Op.86GriegPeer . Gynt Suites No.1 & 2 Op.46 & 55...

October Events

Occurs every week on Sunday, Friday & Saturday

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come to don your Dirndl or Lederhosen and get ready to feast your eyes on all things German at Oktoberfest Brisbane, Australia’s largest German Festival. ... Connect with fellow culture-seeking enthusiasts at the Brisbane Showgrounds Oktober 5-7 & 12-14 as the space transforms and comes to life with Okto...

6 October

Thousands of people will join the fight against MS and walk in the 20th annual MS Moonlight Walk. ...  This leisurely 5km or 10km walk is a fun way to spend a Saturday night with friends and is a family favourite, with each walker receiving their own MS lantern. ...  Beginning at dusk, walkers will take in the best of Brisbane, including...

6 October

On Saturday evening, 6October, thousands of people will join the fight against MS and walk in the annual MS Moonlight Walk.  Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Walk to Fight MS raises much needed funds to support the thousands of Queenslanders living with MS.  ...  This leisurely 5km or 10km walk is a fun way to spend a Saturday...

7 October

The Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run is a bitumen to bush, all-terrain scenic challenge from Griffith University Nathan Campus and throughout the Toohey Forest. With a difference for all interest levels take on the challenge of the 5km, 10km or 21.1km Half Marathon. ...  

13 October

On Saturday the 13th of October we will be hosting our fourth annual Mosaic Property Group MS Swimathon on the Sunshine Coast. ...  The MS Swimathon is a Queensland based fundraising initiative where teams are sponsored by friends, family and work colleagues to swim in a 12-hour relay; raising vital funds for Queenslanders living with multiple...

16 October

OVERVIEW ... The majority of construction projects proceed from start to finish as originally planned, but occasionally a situation arises that ends with either the client, the contractor or both parties refusing to continue. Suspension or termination in a construction contract may not always be an easy decision to make and may include interpretati...

17 October

OVERVIEW ... The legal obligations of healthcare providers are extremely varied and can be quite complex. It is therefore important for providers to understand the source of the obligations, the nature of the obligations, how to incorporate compliance into daily practice and what to do when things inevitably go wrong. Healthcare Law for Non Lawyers...

19 October

Many of us live our lives without asking ourselves what the real purpose of it is. We just keep going day in day out, following our routines and habits, attending to our families and children and work to provide for all that we accumulate. All of this keeps us so busy that we completely miss our purpose without even knowing it. ...   ... On a...

20 October

On October 20, the Toowong Rowing Club (TRC) is hosting their annual Head of the Brisbane rowing regatta.  Boasting over 520 competitors, this 9.6km time trial starts and ends at the TRC pontoon, with a mid-race hairpin turn at speed.  The regatta is open to all boat sizes from singles to eights, and rowers of all ages (School,...

31 October

Funny play raising money for rescue furbabies

November Events

21 November

OVERVIEW ... Managers work longer hours than any other occupational category according to statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Longer hours means increased fatigue which leads to poor focus and attention, decision fatigue and then costly mistakes and reduced productivity. ... Are your managers getting in the way of their o...

December Events

17-19 December

Road to Bethlehem is a wonder-filled walk-through story of the first Christmas when God sent His Son, Jesus, to be born to a young couple living in Nazareth. The story is told creatively through dramatised scenes in a way that captures the imagination of young and old, as our guests join the travellers making their way to Bethlehem to see...