What's on this week | 16 October - 22 October

OooOHohoo!~ Halloween’s almost here! Well, technically it’s next week but it’s a lot easier to celebrate on the weekend before. If you’re looking for Halloween events, follow the jump.  For everything else, with a spooky sprinkle, read on. If you can’t find something in this list, why not explore the rest of our events calendar?

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Monday October 23 | The Band Wagon – retro screening at Dendy Portside

Dendy Portside

Famous musical movie star Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) fears his career may be on the skids, but his friends (Oscar Levant and Nanette Fabray), have written a Broadway vehicle to kick-start his professional life. Tony is ecstatic – until an egotistical director (Jack Buchanan) joins the project and casts a ballerina (Cyd Charisse) as the leading lady. Tony's second chance seems to be fading, but he may get more than he bargained for as the show goes on.

Monday October 23 | Beer Yoga at the Brat Cave

At Brat Haus, they believe the zen and mindfulness from yoga, with the joy of great tasting German Beer, can enrich the soul and calm the mind. They reinforce this way of thinking in every class they offer. $10 per session, from 6.30 to 7.30. Don’t worry – you’ll burn off so many calories that it’s all negative beering.

Monday October 23 and Tuesday October 24 | Brisbane 48 Hour Film Project Premiere Screenings at Event Cinemas Myer Centre

28 local production companies battened down the hatches a few weeks ago for the 48 Hour Film Project, where you write, shoot and edit a film from beginning to end – with story prompts – in 48 hours. Catch the premiere screenings over two nights. Tickets $20.

Tuesday October 24 | Drone Film Festival at the Schonell Cinema

Drone film is seen as a unique form of capturing the world from above, allowing the mind to see what would be impossible by presenting a whole new vision of cinematography. Drone Film Festival Australia + New Zealand was created to present drone films, stories and documentaries by film makers, production companies and everyday drone hobby enthusiasts. 

Wednesday October 25 | Brisbane Fashion Month Gala Finale at BMW Brisbane

Brisbane Fashion Month

This highly anticipated event features live music by Instagram sensation Erin Holland, a spectacular runway show featuring men’s and womenswear designers from throughout Queensland, and a two-hour hospitality package including mouth-watering hot and cold refreshments. Tickets $150.

From Wednesday October 25 to November 4 | Queensland Ballet’s Peter Pan at QPAC

Told from a child’s perspective, this imaginative ballet re-interprets J M Barrie’s famous story with wit, verve and a distinctly modern spirit. Peter Pan may not have grown up, but his story has. Adults $100, concessions $85, under 30s $65, kids $55. Family passes available for $280.

Wednesday October 25 | Growing in the City: Bushtucker at the Museum of Brisbane

Join Dick Copeman in a special evening exploring the Aboriginal native food used for bush tucker. This workshop will draw upon knowledge of the nutritious foods from local plants and the way to source and grow these in your own garden. General admission $30.

From Wednesday October 25 to October 29 | Japanese Film Festival at Event Cinemas Myer Centre

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns to Brisbane with a line-up of the very best of fresh and classic Japanese cinema, as part of a huge national tour. With each city’s program carefully curated by the Japan Foundation, the 2017 Festival will present the most exciting new films direct from Japan. For the first time, the Festival also includes a short film program. Adults $18.50.

Thursday October 26 | Sebastian Bach at the Tivoli


The original voice of Skid Row, musical royalty Sebastian Bach returns to Australia this October. Hailed as one of the finest front men to come out of the late '80s/early '90s with one hell of a voice, he is the personification of pure rock and roll at its finest. Tickets $90.

From Thursday October 26 to October 29 | Isuzu Queensland Open Golf tournament at the Brisbane Golf Club

The Isuzu Queensland Open championship is a highlight of an action-packed Australian summer of golf. The return of the 2017 Isuzu Queensland Open to The Brisbane Golf Club will be a record 20th time the Yeerongpilly course has hosted the prestigious tournament. In 2016 the title was snared by amateur Brett Coletta who has since turned professional, and will return to defend his title. Entry free for spectators.

From Thursday October 26 to October 29 | Moreton Island Photography Festival on Moreton Island

The team at Canon Collective will be hosting a three-day photography festival for up to 150 guests at Tangalooma Resort. If you enjoy photography, want to meet new friends and explore one of the world's largest sand islands with us, then you are welcome to join. Book here.

From Thursday October 26 to October 29 | Island Vibe Festival at Point Lookout, North Stradbroke

North Stradbroke

Soak up the sounds of reggae, roots, bass and island soul at our multi-faceted music, arts and island culture event. Held annually over four mighty days on Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island. Free entry.

What's on this weekend

Friday October 27 | A Night at the Museum at the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre

Boo! It’s a wicked night time adventure for our smallest ghouls, goblins and ghost busters. Dressed in your best Halloween costume, brave the crazy creepy crawlies and see spooky science at our last event for 2017. Get some costume inspiration and check out the ghoulish grins from last year. Adults $21, kids $15, family passes $60.

Friday October 27 | The Mighty Boosh Unofficial Takeover at The End

The End transforms into some of the most iconic scenes from this cult British TV show and celebrate everything Mighty and Booshy. Come in your best dressed Boosh inspired attire to win 'best dressed' prize or just come along as you are, to be a part of this epic night where a Boosh inspired cocktail, a Spiced Pumpkin Ale by Yullis Brew and JON on the decks for all your party needs.

Friday October 27 and Saturday October 28 | Frances Madden & Band at Doo-Bop Jazz Club

Doo Bop Jazz Bar

Described as "one to watch" by Mal Stanley from ABC Jazz and as "Australia’s rising star of jazz and blues" by Sydney’s Fine Music 102.5 FM, Doo-Bop Jazz Club is delighted to welcome Sydney-based singer, piano player and songwriter Frances Madden for her Brisbane debut.

Friday October 27 and Saturday October 28 | Valley Fiesta on Brunswick Street

Over two huge days, experience the Valley like you’ve never seen it before. More than 50 artists will transform the Valley precinct into works of art, while roaming performers will shock and amaze. Immerse yourself in the cultural delights of the Multicultural Showcase or check out some of our best local talent at the Live & Local competition and QMA Showcase.

From Friday October 27 to October 29 | Good Food and Wine Show at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Enjoy a fun day out with friends discovering new foods, new wines and latest products. With hundreds of local and international exhibitors, your new favourite food and drinks are only a sample away at the Good Food & Wine Show Brisbane, presented by Citi.

Saturday October 28 | Sandstone Rocks at Sandstone Point Hotel

Sandstone Point Hotel and Regional Touring present the second annual Sandstone Rocks on Saturday, 28 October featuring the greatest Australian rock line-up of the year. With Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Diesel, The Superjesus and The Art all coming to Moreton Bay’s slice of paradise, this concert is sure to be bigger than ever.

Saturday October 28 | Worn Out?!? at Reverse Garbage

Worn OUT?!? aims to showcase the creative potential of pre-loved materials and materials salvaged from the waste stream so all garments, costumes and accessories featured in the exhibition must consist of a minimum of 75% ‘non-new’ materials.

Saturday October 28 | Movies in the Park: Halloween Special at Roma Street Parklands

Roma Street Parklands

Movies in the Park returns with a special Halloween screening of two great movies and a great line-up of food trucks.  Monsters University will be screening at 6.15pm followed by Edward Scissorhands at 8.15pm, located at the Celebration Lawn. Food vendors on site include Bruce the Food Truck, Dannyboys, Abbiocco, How We Rolls and Pizzantica. Make sure you bring your own chairs or blankets!

Saturday October 28 | Spooktacular at the Bonnyview Hotel

On Saturday, dead legends Elvis, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash rise from the grave in the guise of Jeffrey Hancox. Come dressed as your favourite dead legend for a shot at the door prize. On Sunday, come experience the magic of Harry Potter with a mini Diagon Alley inside the hotel from 10am to 3pm.

Until Saturday October 28 | Rhinoceros at the Spring Hill Reservoir

Two men - Berenger and Jean - sit at a street cafe when a rhinoceros runs past. How unusual! But when friends and co-workers start turning into rhinoceroses, being human becomes more unusual than being a beast. Perhaps becoming a rhinoceros isn't so bad…

7.30pm to 10pm each night, free admission.

From Saturday October 28 to October 31 | Halloween Ghost Tours at Boggo Road Gaol

Boggo Road Gaol

Hear the Haunted Heritage of these sites including classic local ghost stories, urban legends and myths, true tales of tragedy, crime, murder, mystery, magic, love and death. Tours are available in: Boggo Road Gaol, Toowong Cemetery, South Brisbane Cemetery, Nundah Cemetery, Ipswich Cemetery, Brisbane CBD Haunting Walking Tour. Adults up to $45, concessions up to $40, teenagers up to $30.

Sunday October 29 | Mark Vincent at QPAC

Eight years after he won hearts nationwide on Australia's Got Talent and broke sales records, Vincent sets a new benchmark with his latest album, A Tribute to Mario Lanza, a "virtual duet'' with Lanza, one of the giants of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Tickets from $75.

Sunday October 29 | Good Food Club: Coffee and Tea Ceremonies at the Museum of Brisbane

Take your tea skills to the next level in this week’s Good Food Club workshop focusing on tea and coffee ceremonies. Join us for a special afternoon to explore Brisbane’s diverse communities and how these ceremonies play an important role in their culture.

Sunday October 29 | Power of Peace Festival at Roma Street Parklands

The “Power of Peace Festival: Celebrating the Global Mahatma Gandhi” is a family-friendly, free event that promotes values of peace, nonviolence, inclusiveness, which were highly encouraged by Mahatma Gandhi who believed in an equal and inclusive society, despite ethnicity, religion, social and economic status.

Until Sunday October 29 | Containment at the Powerhouse

The Brisbane Powerhouse

For 10 days only, the Brisbane Powerhouse transforms into a paramilitary-protected private research facility, where scientists have been weaponising a contagion that zombifies humans. One problem. There was a leak in the lab. We’re on the edge of the zombie apocalypse. Containment is your chance to save the world and challenge the ordinary in this 90-minute, strategy-based team adventure game.


Until November 11 | Michelle Eskola’s Atmosphere and Stability at the Spiro Grace Art Rooms

Eskola’s work is characterised by an interest in the articulation of space, colour and light in the ‘post-internet’ age. With a background in time-based media, Eskola attempts to create atmospheric paintings that prompt sensory engagement. Free.

Until 12 November | Tastes Like Sunshine at Museum of Brisbane

Tastes Like Sunshine at the Museum of Brisbane

Tastes Like Sunshine: Flavours of Brisbane explores the delicious side of our city. Discover insights into the minds, and taste buds, of some of the River City’s most innovative contemporary chefs and indulge your other senses with new installations by Elizabeth Willing and Sean Rafferty. Experience food in a new light and savour this delicious taste of Brisbane. Pictured is the marshmallow wall - we know, right?

Until November 19 | American Express Openair Cinemas at the Arbour, South Brisbane

The Openair Cinemas return to Brisbane this spring, sponsored this year by American Express. Food, drink and great films unspooling are sure to keep the good times rolling all the way through to November. Check out the program here.

Until December 2 | Medibank Feel Good Program Free Yoga at the South Bank Parklands

Find zen with this series of free yoga classes at the southern end of the Little Stanley Street Lawns in South Bank. All classes are free and bookings aren’t required – just show up and grab a spot. Liable to wet weather though so keep an eye on the sky.

Until February 3 | Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images at QAGOMA


Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images will be the first substantial Australian exhibition of works by the German artist, widely recognised as one of the world's most influential living painters. Over 90 works spanning five decades of Richter's practice include some of the most compelling and enigmatic pictures of the 20th and 21st centuries, and reveal the unparalleled influence of the artist on contemporary art.

Adults $18, concession $16, members $14, children $8.

All Week | City Sounds

City Sounds

Support local artists and attend the City Sound acts around Brisbane with artists including Liam Johnston, Peter Hunt, Anabella Russell, Alma Salero, Van Larkins, Tennyson King, Andrea Kirwin, Amber Lawrence, Loa, Raasa and FretBuzz.

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