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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

April 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...

April Events

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...

14 April

Brisbane Youth Week celebrates and showcases the talents of the young people of Brisbane. ... This Youth Week, join us for a workshop, where you’ll experience a variety of ground-based circus skills, including hula-hooping, juggling, handstands, tumbling and more – for only $5. ... Run by members...

16 April

Join us for a night to meet your neighbours from around the world, over a delicious shared meal.  ... MP Michael Berkman, MP Amy MacMahon, CR Jonathan Sri and Sen Larissa Waters are delighted to invite you to our fourth annual community Iftar dinner. We’ll be joined by special guests Greens Senator for NSW Mehreen Faruqi and Greens Counc...

23 April

In 1942 General Douglas MacArthur arrived in Brisbane to establish his General Headquarters in the AMP building across the street from Tattersall's Club. The dinner celebrates both his arrival and the military alliance between Australia and the United States. ... We're honoured to have the Hon Dr Brendan Nelson AO joining us as the keynote speaker.

25 April

Learn the essential tools of meditation and feel inspired to start your own Gen Kelsang Ani is Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Brisbane. Gen Ani has been studying and practising Modern Kadampa Buddhism with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 15 years. Ani teaches with warmth and compassion, making modern Buddhism ac...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...