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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...

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...

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...

October Events

4 October - 11 November
Occurs every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

American Express Openair Cinemas is bringing more than movies to Brisbane this Spring. With more than 30 screenings happening in South Bank, the festival vibes will be in full swing every night with an array of alternative entertainment, live music and DJ performances before the latest and greatest feature films light up the big screen. ... Salt Me...

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...

6 October

QLD Guinea Pig Refuge is turning 5 and we want you all to come and celebrate with us! We’ll be slowly adding more information about this years celebration as the date draws closer. Like previous years this day will be a chance to celebrate with us and your piggies!More information to come including...Facepainting Jumping castleFood &...

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. ...  

7-11 October

The scope of images within the third I exhibition vary from abstract to documentary.  Each photographer has invited you to not only view the image on the wall, but to examine their thinking during that moment when it was created.   ... Our aim in this exhibition is for our photographs to help you make a personal connection between th...

10 October

Join us at the most powerful networking event for the ICT industry in Queensland. The ACS Pearcey Gala Dinner, Brisbane Hilton Hotel, Wednesday 10 October commencing at 6.30pm. ... Give recognition to the state winners of the national awards for ACS, AIIA, AIPM, AISA, APSco, ICSC, ISACA, SIBA GITA and WiT. Discover and applaud this year's State Pea...

10 October

Join us at the most powerful networking event for the ICT industry in Queensland. The ACS Pearcey Gala Dinner, Brisbane Hilton Hotel, Wednesday 10 October commencing at 6.30pm. ... Give recognition to the state winners of the national awards for ACS, AIIA, AIPM, AISA, APSco, ICSC, ISACA, SIBA GITA and WiT. Discover and applaud this year's State Pea...

10 October

Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards ceremony in Brisbane on Wednesday evening 10th October. ...   ...  This star-studded event will feature dazzling performances from some of Australian music's biggest names and most inspiring emerging artists including; Kate Ceberano, Katie Noonan, Adalita, Lou Benn...

10-20 October

Join us for Aspire Gallery's last group exhibition of the year, 'Monochrome & Polychrome'! On show are twenty artists who have explored a restricted colour palette, demonstrating how different tones can be used to enhance elements such as composition, value, lighting and form. Exhibition Dates: 10 - 20 October 2018, Wed - Sat 10:30am - 4:30pm...

11-24 October

Capalaba Central in partnership with the Redland Community Centre are inviting the local community to give back to those in need this Christmas by participating in a FREE in-Centre Snowflake Workshop and Toy Donation Drive. ...   ... Located at Capalaba Central Shopping Centre from Thursday, October 11 until Wednesday, October 24, the initiati...

12 October

Designer wear for those who care. ... For those who missed our major Bubbles and Beauties fashion fundraiser at King George Square, here’s your chance! We still have some amazing racks of designer clothing waiting to be snapped up. ... Sip on a glass of bubbles and purchase quality designer labels for a fraction of the price while supporting...

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...

13-14 October

Brisbane Open House is entering its ninth year encouraging the community to explore the old and new of our city’s unique architectural landscapes, set against the iconic spring backdrop of Brisbane’s blooming jacarandas over the festival weekend of 13/14 October. ... Buildings right across the city in various locations will open their d...

14 October

Australia’s Biggest Duck Race for Cancer Research will return to the banks of the Brisbane River at Riverside Drive, West End for the 12th consecutive year on Sunday 14 October from 11am – 5pm. ... 40,000 rubber ducks will flock to water for the show stopper event in the ‘race that quacks a nation’, with the first beaks over...

14 October - 4 November

Australia’s first arts and culture festival on death, dying and the best way to live is back! Deathfest 2.0: a duel with death follows on from Metro Arts’ hugely successful inaugural festival in 2016 with another curated program responding to this essential but avoided part of western culture.  With visual art, performanc...

15-21 October

Combining handmade botanical inks and textiles, artist Dana Lawrie creates a new installation reflecting upon permanence and impermanence. ... This textile-based artwork will incorporate both photosensitive and indelible flowers and botanical inks that have been handmade by the artist from a range of plants. The process of making and usin...

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...

18 October

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. Dr Lavinia Codd - Advancement Manager, Queensland Brain Institute, University...

18-20 October

Following a sold-out silver anniversary season in 2017, Queensland’s iconic Women in Voice returns to Brisbane Powerhouse this October with six powerhouse vocalists fronting the mic. Since its first outing as a low-fi café cabaret at West End’s Sitting Duck Café in 1993, Women in Voice has become an annual cultural calendar highligh...

18-20 October

Following a sold-out silver anniversary season in 2017, Queensland’s iconic Women in Voice returns to Brisbane Powerhouse this October with six powerhouse vocalists fronting the mic. Since its first outing as a low-fi café cabaret at West End’s Sitting Duck Café in 1993, Women in Voice has become an annual cultural calendar highligh...

18-20 October

Following a sold-out silver anniversary season in 2017, Queensland’s iconic Women in Voice returns to Brisbane Powerhouse this October with six powerhouse vocalists fronting the mic. Since its first outing as a low-fi café cabaret at West End’s Sitting Duck Café in 1993, Women in Voice has become an annual cultural calendar highligh...

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...

19 October

Are you interested in the key trends in sport & event sustainability? ... Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be a changemaker to build a sustainable Queensland! ... Make a dash to our UQ St. Lucia Campus on Friday 19 October 2018 to meet the sport and event practitioners who are concerned about environmental sustainability. ... The event...

19-21 October

Get ready to party in the fast lane! The Vodafone Gold Coast 600, 19 to 21 October, is a street festival of world-class motorsport and entertainment. It’s a fun-fuelled weekend, bringing edge-of-your-seat Supercars action to Queensland’s party destination. Get pumped for non-stop speed and thrills as Australia’s top Supercars driv...

19-21 October

Get ready to party in the fast lane! The Vodafone Gold Coast 600, 19 to 21 October, is a street festival of world-class motorsport and entertainment. It’s a fun-fuelled weekend, bringing edge-of-your-seat Supercars action to Queensland’s party destination. Get pumped for non-stop speed and thrills as Australia’s top Supercars driv...

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,...

20 October

Here’s your chance to welcome the Queensland Blades and Scorchers back to the State Hockey Centre in style... Be part of the atmosphere at the new look Australian Hockey League (AHL)!  ... Watch our Blades and Scorchers take on the Tasmanian Tigers and Van Demons. See the current and future stars of the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos in acti...

20 October

Wanderlust 108—The World’s Only Mindful Triathlon—brings the community together for a 5km run/walk, a dj-powered yoga session, and guided meditation in your local park. Following the triathlon, you can choose your own mindful adventure by enjoying bonus activities, perusing our Kula Market of local artisans, and stopping by Wander...

20 October

2018 marks CPL's 70th year of working alongside people with disabilities and their families throughout Queensland. Honouring 70 years of hard work, passion and innovation, CPL’s Gala dinner is a one-night exclusive celebration, hosted at Brisbane’s newest luxe venue, W Hotel.Headlined by international legends The Sisters of Invention, a...

21 October

The Bulimba Uke Fest is happening again this year. ... Blue Hawaii Theme (tropical vibe) ... Cocktails and full bar ... Ukulele workshops ... Guitar Bros Uke Shred ... Hula Dancers ... Kids activities ... Various stalls; skin care, candles, jewelry, clothing ... Raffles and giveaways ... Big special thanks to Shannon Harvey of Place...

22-28 October

Moving Through is a spirited, site-generated image and sound performance that imagines the intermediate space between this life and the next. ... Simultaneously performance and installation, artist Kellie O’Dempsey’s works come to life using digital drawing and animated video projection, along with physical performers and musicians...

25-28 October

Brace your elfs! From October 25-28, Caravanning Queensland is hosting their annual Pre-Christmas Caravan and Camping Show at the Brisbane Showgrounds, making it the perfect time to snap up a bargain in time to have you hitting the road over the Christmas holidays. ... Visitors will get an exclusive glimpse into all the latest caravanning products...

27 October

Come celebrate our 40th year of Community Service at our charitable Gala Dinner at the Plaza Terrace Room at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Tickets are only $180 inclusive of a 4 course meal, drinks, live entertainment, fabulous raffle prizes including a chance to win a Trip to Italy and lots of dancing.  ... The net proceeds fro...

27 October

Multicap is proud to present FashionAble, ... a fashion parade and photographic exhibition over high tea, ... to give people with disability, a once in a lifetime opportunity. ... The parade features male and female models of all abilities showcasing ... ‘ready to wear’ fashion ... by some of Queensland’s leading designers inclu...

28 October

Pack your picnic blanket and treat Nan and Pop to a morning of mouth-watering food, live music and kids rides and activities at the 2018 Ferny Hills Picnic in the Park on Sunday, 28 October. Running 9am to 12noon at George Willmore Park, join Moreton Bay Regional Council for a morning of family fun celebrating National Grandparents Day. Make th...

28 October

... The Queensland Choir presents for the first time Handel's oratorio "Samson". ... Composed within a few weeks of the completion of Messiah, Samson tells the story of the legendary Israelite warrior, his dramatic downfall and the terrible vengeance he wreaks upon his enemies. Richly orchestrated and full of brilliant arias (including "Let the br...

28 October

Internationally acclaimed pianist YUNDI LI tends to attract hyperbolic headlines wherever he performs. In 2018, he will head to Australia & New Zealand for his first-ever concert tour in this October 2018. ... YUNDI was propelled onto the international stage when he won first prize at the XIV Chopin International Piano Competition at the age of 18,...

31 October

Funny play raising money for rescue furbabies

November Events

3-4 November

Come spend the weekend exploring bromeliads and tropical plants where garden inspiration is everywhere at the Bromeliad & Tropicals Show & Sales. ... Held by the Bromeliad Society of Queensland, over twenty experienced growers will be selling plants from bromeliads and tillandsias to tropicals, indoor plants and succulents.  ... Cost ....

7-18 November

Honouring Tradition ... Kay Kane's first Australian solo exhibition is a collection of representational nudes, portraits, stll life and landscape paintings and drawings created during Kane's 45-year career as fine arts practitioner and teacher. ... Kay Kane attained a Doctorate Fine Art Postgraduate Degree at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith...

7-8 November

Remembrance Day marks the end of First World War hostilities, but did the war truly end on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918? ... As part of the Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation program, The Long Tail of War Symposium will explore the aftermath of war and the stories of what happened to the soldiers and n...

10-11 November

Wesley Enoch will speak at both screenings of Black Diggers to provide us an insight into this special production. This broadcast was filmed in front of a live audience at a Queensland Theatre Company's production in Brisbane. The landmark, critically acclaimed production of Black Diggers tells the untold story of Indigenous sol...

11 November

Commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War with a day of food, entertainment, music and films for the family to enjoy. Take part in one minute's silence at 11am to pause, reflect and pay respects to the brave men and women who have served, sacrificed and suffered so we can enjoy the freedom we have today. ... Enjoy performances fro...

16 November

‘Far from Paradise’ is by turns direct, nuanced and open. The roots of the sound are gritty guitar, glowing valves, lush tremolo and deep reverb in a distinctively fluid expression. This unique sound carries the mood and tones of the EP expressed in rich, warm vocals.  ... “The sound is new, yet familiar,” says Karen Le...

17 November

McHappy Day returns to Brisbane on Saturday 17th November! Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is calling on Aussies to dig deep and help put a smile on the face of seriously ill children and their families this McHappy Day. ...   ... As the largest fundraiser for RMHC Australia nationally, McHappy Day is crucial in raising funds...

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...

24 November - 15 December
Occurs every week on Saturday

Many dates available in December! ... Impress your guests this holiday season with a unique function experience on board Kookaburra Showboat Cruises Ultimate Christmas Party Cruise in Brisbane. ... Your colleagues and friends will enjoy a sensational buffet dinner with seafood and unlimited bubbles, selected beer & soft drink, juice, whilst ta...

December Events

7 December

HOTA, Home of the Arts kicks off summer with an outdoor concert celebration of the most loved dance tracks of the past 25 years. Ministry of Sound’s Orchestrated rearranges, remixes and reimagines classic dance music with a live symphony orchestra, Groove Terminator, and guest vocalists Sam Sparro, Alison Limerick and Crystal Waters. ... &nbs...

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...

25 December

Start Christmas off right with a delicious breakfast buffet cruise on the Brisbane River. ... The festively decorated, the Kookaburra Queens are the perfect setting for your Christmas Day breakfast with family. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast buffet featuring all your favourites – eggs, bacon, pastries and more. ...   ... INCLUDES: ... &bu...

25 December

Your family will enjoy amazing views of this magnificent city on board the air conditioned Voyager. ... Includes special Christmas Day Brunch buffet menu, Live entertainment plus bottomless bubbles, beer and soft drink. ...   ... INCLUDES: ... • Delicious brunch buffet • Scenic morning cruise on board Voyager • Free soft drink,...

25 December

Enjoy a stress free Christmas with your family and friends on board the Kookaburra Queen festive Christmas Day cruises! ... Surround yourself with sensational views of Brisbane while you dine on a scrumptious Christmas feast featuring seasonal contemporary & seafood options. All you have to do is sit back and relax and enjoy! ...   ... INC...

25 December

Christmas Day Lunch Cruise on board Voyager ... Relax in air conditioned comfort on board Voyager’s festive Christmas Day cruise! ... Enjoy an amazing Table d’hôte otherwise known as a three course table buffet, served to the table with spectacular fanfare. ... Also includes live entertainment, bottomless soft drink, Juice, sparkl...

25 December

Deck the halls, its Christmas time! Enjoy Christmas dinner with the family on board the iconic Kookaburra Queens ... Indulge in a Christmas themed seasonal buffet that you don’t have to cook yourself! ... Simply sit back, relax & enjoy the night as the city gently passes by. ...   ... INCLUDES: ... • Christmas themed Seasonal bu...

31 December

New Years Eve ... Monday, 31st December 2018 ... Avoid the hustle and bustle this year and join us for the best New Year’s Eve Cruise on board Kookaburra Showboat Cruises. Guests will view have a great view of Brisbane’s new years eve fireworks from the water. ... Enjoy a delicious contemporary buffet (with seafood) and live entertainm...