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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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Showing events that fall on 17 May 2021

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

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...

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...