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 8 April 2014

Regular Events

1 January - 1 May
Occurs every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Italians have been part of our Australian heritage since the 1800s and this exciting exhibition heralds their contribution to our culture.  The exhibition at the Commissariat Store will cover important facets of the Italian heritage in Queensland including immigration, culture, religion, and the part they played in the sugar, fruit and wine in...

4 February - 9 June

Visit State Library of Queensland’s Our Dreaming, a free interactive exhibition forall ages, showcasing Queensland's vibrant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories as they are retold through animation. ... Begin your journey in kuril dhagun (level 1) and enjoy an exhibition of stories by the next generation of Indigenous storytellers....

1 April

On April 1 The Queensalnd Fire and Rescue Service is urging all Queenslanders to change the batteries in their smoke alarms as part of their Don't Be A Fool Campaign. The Campaign is being run in conjunction with Duracell, which is a brand that the fire services recognise as long and lasting. Every year more than 50 families in Australia lose a lov...

1 April

Get ready to be taken on an Italian wine discovery and culinary journey, with Alchemy Restaurant & Bar’s first Taste of Italy Dinner, Tuesday 1 April. ... Guests will enjoy a lively Italian dinner, hosted by Alchemy’s Head Chef Brad Jolly while local importer from Paradox Wines, Jean-Jaques Peyre uses his expertise in matching the p...

1 April

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Duracell are urging residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms on April 1 as part of the annual ‘Don’t be a Fool’ campaign.  ... The ‘Don’t be a Fool’ campaign on Tuesday, April 1st serves as an important reminder to Queenslanders to ensure t...

1-4 April

Drift is a durational performance that invites audiences to enter a darkened space occupied by a flotilla of twinkling single vessels, with each vessel offering a tentative refuge for an individual. ... Each vessel is illuminated by a single light which acts as an invitation to a participant to inhabit the vacant vessel, and once they are settled J...

1 April - 2 May

Call out to all artists! We are now accepting entries for the Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award. ... The Lethbridge Gallery has established a strong reputation for exhibiting works demonstrating exceptional detail and creativity. With the intention of fostering the next generation of artists, Lethbridge Gallery initiated the Lethbridge 10000 ....

4 April

Big and small .. there will be reptiles galore! Learn more about some wonderful Australian species with a ranger followed by a spotlight walk of Daisy Hill Conservation Park. ... Bookings required. Phone between 9am and 4pm.

5-24 April

Inspired by light, Bronwyn Hill's paintings explore the way it is absorbed by forms and reflects on the surroundings, how the exquisite colours generated are transferred and shared between objects. ... This new series combines the leafy organic environment and the seasonal change of light that affects the soft tonal qualities of a subject. ... View...

7-17 April

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. ... Shows run daily at 11am on weekdays throughout the school holidays. Shows run twice every at 11am and 1.30pm on Saturday and Sunday year round. ... Sign up on the da...

8 April

Experience what it is like to be a ranger! Learn how to protect native plants and animals with bush regeneration, games and a wildlife presentation. ... Bookings required. Phone between 9am and 4pm.

8 April

Do fish really live in trees? Accompany a ranger on an exploration through mangrove habitat. On your journey prepare to get your hands dirty and discover the flora and fauna that call the tidal environment home. ... Bookings required. Please phone between 9am and 4pm.

8 April

Experience what it is like to be a ranger! Learn how to protect native plants and animal with bush regeneration, games and a wildlife presentation. ... Recommended for children 6 - 9 years. ... Bookings required. Phone between 9am and 4pm.

11 April

RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists. We focus on spotlighting indie underground talent to the public. Every second month we hand-select and showcase approximately 40 artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, performing art, hair and make up for a one night creative explosion!Check out the list below for all the...

15 April

Sneak a peek into a day in the life of a wildlife ranger at David Fleay Wildlife Park!  Discover what goes on with 'behind the scenes' activities and experience close enounters with wildlife. ... Children 6 - 9 years.Bookings required. Phone between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm

15 April

Become a bush detective and search for clues left by native animals that live right on our doorstep. A short ranger-guided walk is included to practice detective skills. ... Bookings required. Phone between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm.

15 April

Enjoy a morning of song as lyric soprano D’Arne Sleeman, tenor Bernard Wheaton and pianist Mark Leung present a program of light classics and popular songs that give a nod to East Asia. The performance will be followed by light refreshments.

15 April - 11 May

REDSEA Gallery invites you to view our Autumn Exhibition which aims to inspire visitors to discover Australian and International Contemporary Art. This exhibition will feature a number of our artists, including: Tiffany Kingston, Robert Ryan, Craig Penny, Stewart Westle, Neil Hicks and TRUC. ... Visit our website for more information.

16 April

Become a bush detective and search for clues left by native animals that live right on our doorstep. A short ranger-guided walk is included to practice detective skills. ... Bookings required. Phone between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm

18 April

This colourful, seaside carnival runs in conjunction with the annual Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race and has more than one hundred specialty market and gourmet food stalls dotted along Suttons Beach, live music & roving entertainers plus heaps of workshops and amusement rides for the kids.

19 April

This April, Ben & Jerry’s, in partnership with WWF-Australia, is embarking on a road trip to make a difference with the ‘Fight for the Reef Scoop Tour’.  ... Making it way to Brisbane on 19 April, the ‘Fight for the Reef Scoop Tour’ is travelling across our fair land, scooping out free ice cream and raising aw...

22 April

Much is known and celebrated about the exploits of Australian soldiers during the Great War. Far less is understood of the society they left behind and how the ordeal of waging war transformed it. ... In April at State Library of Queensland, join historians Professor Raymond Evans and Mr Mark Cryle in conversation with Ian Townsend as they discuss...

24 April

Dérive is an exhibition featuring nineteen Photography, Fine Art and Film students from the Queensland College of Art, encompassing their experiences from a recent trip to the Czech Republic and Poland. ... Guest speaker Małgorzata Sady will officially open the exhibition at 6.30pm. ... Exhibition Duration: Wednesday 23rd of April - 3rd of...

26-28 April

The 2014 Hockey Queensland Men’s Open State Championship will be held on April 26th – 28th at the State Hockey Centre, Colmslie and will see Men’s Open teams from across Queensland come together to contest the 2014 title. ... The winners of the 2013 tournament - Toowoomba’s Senior Open Men’s Division 1 Team – wil...

26 April

Billycart Markets - Shop, Eat, Play, Love ... Saturday 26th April will see Brighton Road in Sandgate become a flurry of activity when the Billycart Markets twilight market commences at 3pm. ... Considered the best boutique family market in Brisbane, Billycart is a highly anticipated event in the area as it is only held every 2 months. Families...

27 April

Pop-Up Suitcase Rummage is a mini-scaled market with giant rewards. Bring a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with your goods and treats and enjoy a day amongst entry-level entrepreneurs and locally produced handmade, recycled and up-cycled products. ... You can be a part of the Rummage experience by selling wares or come along to buy some real...

27 April

Oral history is the oldest form of sharing knowledge and culture, but in our rapidly changing world has this voice been silenced? ... Join an esteemed panel of storytellers for a conversation about the changing role of storytelling in Indigenous Australia, discussing the validity of oral history versus written history, the relevance of modern story...