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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 20 October 2013

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25 August - 15 December
Occurs every week on Sunday

Breeze into the week with a good dose of free live music each Sunday at Livespark. ... Livespark presents a mid-afternoon offering of the best indie-pop and rock bands from Brisbane and beyond for music enthusiasts of all ages. The event is presented as a double bill with the first band beginning at 3.30pm and the second band entertaining fro...

25 August - 7 October
Occurs every week on Sunday

Livewired comedy makes every other day jealous it’s not Sunday. ... Keep the Monday blues at bay with free comedy every Sunday! Whether you enjoy one-liners, witticisms, humorous observations or someone telling you how it is, you’ll find the best line-up of local, national and international comedians on stage every week. ... 8 Sep...

30 September - 7 October

Join a ranger from Walkabout Creek to learn about our iconic parks and meet wildlife up close. Catch a glimpse of the elusive platypus and say hello to some of our creek creatures. Free with entry into Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre. Sign up on the day as spaces are limited. Sorry no organised groups please.

1 October

Join an indigenous ranger and take a step back in time to discover what life was life for the Indigenous people of the area. Enjoy a dreamtime story, learn about artefacts and the kids can paint a boomerang! Bookings esential as places are limited.

1-5 October

Join John Birmingham as he shifts his milk crates from one dysfunctional share house to the next, encountering freaks, geeks, gamers, players, stoners, junkies, flunkies, losers, bruisers, strippers, whippers and moontanners. ... A cast of eleven bring over 30 characters to life in this pacey, racey, and frequently spacey production. ... It’s...

1-5 October

Join John Birmingham as he shifts his milk crates from one dysfunctional share house to the next, encountering freaks, geeks, gamers, players, stoners, junkies, flunkies, losers, bruisers, strippers, whippers and moontanners. ... A cast of eleven bring over 30 characters to life in this pacey, racey, and frequently spacey production. ... It’s...

3 October

Verdi adored Shakespeare, and his three Shakespearian operas: Macbeth, Otello and Falstaff are proof of the affinity the composer felt with his playwright hero. Producing multiple works year in, year out, both Shakespeare and Verdi lived for the stage, and both were intensely involved with the direction and performance of their works. ... The combi...

5 October

What do 29 world-class classical, jazz, and electronic musicians do with a collection of toy musical instruments? Create world-class toy music of course! ... If you’re a fan of jazz, folk, electronica and experimental music then toy music might just be your next passion. Come along to the Festival of Toy Music where talented musicians combine...

6 October

A relaxed environment for FIFO wives and partners to build support networks and create lasting friendships. ... Visit the Meet up website to RSVP as a table will need to be booked. ... Admission fees are - Under 12mths Free, children 1-4 $11, children 5+ $13, adults $3.50 (includes a drink) ... Please remember your partner is more than welcome an...

10 October

At Medibank we’re more than just health insurance – we provide health information and support services too. As part of our ongoing commitment to help all Australians lead better lives, we are holding an event on how to optimise your health. ... This event is the perfect opportunity to get sound information on how to manage stress and ma...

11-20 October
Occurs every week on Sunday, Friday & Saturday

Willkommen to Oktoberfest Brisbane 2013, nominated as one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests around the world. This year's Oktoberfest will be the best one yet. Over two weekends in October, you'll have the chance to: sample the absolute finest in German food, taste hand-crafted beers made from 200 year old recipes, enjoy traditional music and entertainmen...

11-12 October

Nath Valvo is addicted to Grindr, and he is not alone. Join this award-winning comedian as he dives head first into the most influential application to hit the gay scene since fake tan. ... Grindr is a smartphone app used by nearly 1.5 million men every day. The app locates other men within close proximity and is the perfect way to pick up. Grindr:...

12-13 October

The Brisbane Fitness and Health Expo brings together everything FIT and HEALTHY in an entertaining and educational environment – all under 1 roof for 2 days. ... With around 10,000 visitors and over 100 exhibitors expected, this event is not to be missed! ... Highlights of the Expo will include: ... Fashion parades ... Group Fitness Demonstra...

13 October

After last season's sell-out, QTS is back bigger & better! Whether you're a weekend warrior, beginner or in between, choose a distance that suits you and then SWIM IT. RIDE IT. RUN IT. TRI IT! ... QTS 400m Swim, 15k Bike, 4k Run ... Enticer 200m Swim, 7.5k Bike, 2k Run ... Kool Kids 100m Swim, 2k Bike, 400m Run

19 October

Shop, Eat, Play, Love ... Saturday 19th October will see Brighton Road in Sandgate become a flurry of activity when the Billycart Markets commence at 3pm for the return of Twilight Markets Season.  ... A Lazy Daisy Summer will see stall holders set up a summer twilight market with flowing kaftans, spring flowers in their hair and eve...

19 October

The Queensland Pops Orchestra presents Viva Italia Concert featuring the cream of Italian performers in Brisbane and talented Trio La Forza. ... Headliner Ann-Maria La Spina is a former Savage Garden singer who has performed around the world with people as famous as Meatloaf and Slash from Guns 'n' Roses. ... Anna-Maria's duet album with brother Ro...

20 October

If you only support one Cancer Fundraiser this year make it a Quacker! Be a part of the Great Brisbane Duck Race and Support the Duck to Stop Cancer. Buy your Duck Race ticket today or join the Team Duck Race Challenge and help us bring the next great cancer discovery to life. ... Celebrate cancer research at the Great Brisbane Duck Race Festival...

20 October

FIFO Connections - connecting the dots for fly in fly out families. ... Rocks riverside park has adventure playgrounds, water play area, basketball court, an amphitheatre, riverside promenade, bikeways, formal lawns and bushland. I suggest bringing a change of clothes and a towel for your kids as well as all the usual things you pack for a morning...

21 October - 25 November

Brisbane Openair nights are a quintessentially summer event, with feature films playing on huge outdoor screens from dusk. Cinemagoers can relax with some gourmet-style food and tasty beverages from the licensed bar, while listening to the sunset sounds of acoustic sets from emerging musicians. ... Before the films begin at sunset, Brisbane Openair...

23 October

As part of State Library of Queensland’s ‘a night in the JOL’ series, join retired architect Richard Allom and architect, academic and historian, Don Watson, in conversation with Phil Brown, as the growing collection of architectural treasures held in the John Oxley Library. ... A night in the JOL is a monthly series delving into...

24 October

For those among us who don't yet have to concern ourselves with the school run, come along and let your little one run off excess energy while you enjoy the company of other mums.  This venue does have a cafe.

26 October

Dare to be scared??! If you love a good horror show, don’t miss State Library’s terror-fest movie marathon, featuring some of the most haunting, gruelling horror from across the globe. (18+ ID will be checked on entry) ... 2pm: Wolf Creek (R18+, 2005, 94min) Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman. ......

31 October

Are we witnessing another period of ‘the wars of religion’? ... Are tribal mentalities dividing the world into religiously exclusive zones? ... What hope is there for cultivating peace if religion is fuelling hatred? ... Are journalists 'blind' to the religious news in their midst? ... Paul Marshall of the Hudson Institute on Religious...

31 October

For those among us who don't yet have to concern ourselves with the school run, come along and let your little one run off excess energy while you enjoy the company of other mums.