What's on this week | 24-30 April

We've compiled a snapshot of the must-see things happening during the week. Public holiday festivities, festivals and music are the types of events on offer, so drown yourself in this cultural week of activities. 

Ending Tuesday 25 | Hadron Collider

Appreciate the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator at this award-winning exhibition direct from London. 

Tuesday 25 | Anzac Day

Head along to a dawn service in Anzac Square to commemorate those who lost their lives while defending Australia. The Anzac Day Parade will be happening from 10am, so we suggest hanging around the CBD to ensure you have prime positioning. 

Tuesday 25 | Anzac Day Outdoor Festival 

Aspley Hotel is closing the laneway and bringing in live entertainment, food trucks and the classic Anzac day tradition – Two Up. The Bone Lorry will be serving meat off the bone and Rolling Stone wood-fired pizza will have all your pizza cravings covered. 

Tuesday 25 | Book an Anzac Day Brisbane Greeters Tour

Brisbane Greeters have developed a very special tour experience around Brisbane's CBD for locals and visitors. Running until 2 May, you can explore war memorials around Queens Park, reflect on the ANZAC spirit in ANZAC Square and learn about Brisbane City Hall's war stories.

Ending Wednesday 26 | Young at Heart Film Festival 

Australia’s only film festival programmed for film lovers aged 60 and up. Promising a specially curated selection of intense dramas, cracking comedies, and riveting documentaries that will take you back to the younger days.  

Starting Thursday 27 | Spanish Film Festival 

Lovers of cinema should know that the Spanish film festival is in town showcasing award-winning films. Fantástico!

Thursday 27 | Brisbane Broncos v Penrith Panthers @ Suncorp Stadium

Join 35,000-plus passionate footy fans cheering the Broncos on against the Penrith Panthers. Witness the thrilling tries, miracle sideline conversions and boo the opposition’s penalties (in the nicest possible way).

Friday 28 | The Whitlams 25th Anniversary Tour 

Don’t miss The Whitlams one-night-only performance marking 25 years since their launch onto the Australian music scene. Renowned for their unique brand of piano-driven indie rock, The Whitlams will be playing everyone’s favourites backed by the full orchestral treatment. 

Friday 28 – Sunday 30 | Buddha Birth Day Festival 

Buddha Birth Day

Immerse yourself in the cultural customs of Buddhism. Celebrate the birthday of Gautama Buddha with free entertainment for the whole family. The largest in the world, these celebrations span over three days with cultural displays, live performances and vegetarian food.

Ending Saturday 29 | RAW DANCE Untapped

Come and hear the "Beat of the Street from their Feet" as Untapped tours the nation. A rhythmic extravaganza of dazzling sight and sound, overlaid with a healthy dose of Aussie humour, you can’t miss this strong, contemporary, and highly virtuosic performance. 

Saturday 29 | Queensland Reds v NSW Waratahs @ Suncorp Stadium 

The men in red are taking on the Waratahs and need your support. Witness every moment of the game live and in the unreal atmosphere that surrounds rugby union.

Saturday 29 | Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide @ The Gabba

Come and support the game born and bred in Aussie soil. Fast-paced and exciting, the Brisbane Lions will keep you on your toes until the games end.

Ending Sunday 30 | My Fair Lady 

Under the direction of Julie Andrews, My Fair Lady brings the beloved story of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins to a new generation of theatre audiences at QPAC. You might even catch a glimpse of the Sound of Music star in the wings.

Sunday 30 | Livespark

Livespark Musician

Breeze into the next week with a good dose of free live music on Sunday afternoons. Join us at Livespark this Sunday for an ever-changing and eclectic mix of indie, pop, folk, alternative country and rock performances.

Ending Sunday 30 | Opera in the Reservoir

The 150-year-old Spring Hill Reservoir has been transformed into Brisbane’s Underground opera House. Located six metres below Wickham Tce, this area will be filled with stunning music by world-class talents of soprano Dominique Fegan, mezzo Louise Dorsman, tenor Glenn Lorimer and baritone Lionel Theunissen. 

Sunday 30 | Cinco de Mayo Mexican Celebration

Cinco de Mayo; meaning "the 5th of May" marks a celebration of Mexican cuisine, cocktails, and music. Our Cinco de Mayo falls annually on the Labour Day long weekend so there is no reason to not join in the festivities. 

All Week | O’Keefe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism 

O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism showcases the iconic art of Georgia O'Keeffe, one of the most significant American painters of the 20th century, alongside modernist masterpieces by the celebrated and pioneering Australian artists, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith.

All Week | Film Noir

The glamour and thrills of Hollywood’s crime films melds with the black and white aesthetics of German expressionism in these films of the 40s and 50s. This event offers the sexy, smart and sinister films of the era post two world wars, the Depression and Cold War tensions.  

All Week | City Sounds

This week is bursting with City Sound acts around Brisbane with artists including Quentin Chen, Leo Altarelli, Meredith, Angharad Drake, SCAT, Phoebe Sinclair, Michael Knopf, Pete Cullen, Fresco, Hope Defteros and Tenille West Jazz.

All Week | Medibank Feel Good Program

The Medibank Feel Good Program has classes for all levels ranging from low impact to high energy including yoga, Zumba and ballet fit. It’s all free - just check the timetable.

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