What's on this month at South Bank
Gather your friends and family for a month of laughter, excitement and fun at South Bank! Here’s what’s on.
The obliteration room 2002 — present / Collaboration between Yayoi Kusama and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG), commissioned by the QAG / Gift of the artist through the QAG Foundation 2012 / Collection: QAG / © Yayoi Kusama / Courtesy: Yayoi Kusama Studio, Inc.
2 October – 2 December |South Bank Parklands
A series of free outdoor fitness classes held on the Little Stanley Street Lawn. Classes include yoga, cardio, bootcamp, active kids and more. Bookings are not required and all ages and fitness levels are welcome.
6 October – 19 November | South Bank Parklands
Openair cinema returns to the beautiful Rainforest Green with an exciting festival program of food, fun and flicks.
19 - 20 October | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Following their sell-out performances of Swan Lake and A Russian Triple Bill, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company returns to Australia.
20 October | South Bank Parklands
Join MS Queensland in its walk to fight MS - take part in a 5km or 10km walk around Brisbane. Receive your free lantern and walk with pride along the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Story Bridge and lush Botanic Gardens before crossing the Goodwill Bridge to continue the fun with live music at South Bank.
21 October | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Brisbane audiences will be treated to a good old highland fling when the international smash hit spectacular Scotland the Brave returns for two shows only.
21 - 23 October | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
Enjoy a motivational boost and discover the latest trends in fitness and health at the Fitness Show.
25 October – 4 November| Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Take the hand of Peter Pan and come on a journey to the fabled Neverland.
Until 22 October | Queensland Art Gallery (QAG)
An exhibition featuring more than 100 works from a period when aboriginal art became appreciated in Australia as fine art.
Until 22 October | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Fun kids activities with Friendly Beast characters - making masks, dancing and drawing.
31 October and 1 November | South Bank Parklands
Boo! The American Express Openair Cinema celebrating Halloween with two special nights featuring frightening food, fun and flicks – IT and Mother. There’s even a Creepy Crafty Corner with a Queensland twist, where you can carve a petrifying pineapple!
2 November | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
To celebrate the release of his new album, Guy Sebastian will be bringing his Conscious Tour to Brisbane with special guest Matt Gresham.
4 November – 3 December | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Join the Dorothy, Toto, Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow on a journey to the magical land of Oz. This will be the Australian premiere of the London Palladium production.
4 November | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Direct from Europe and for the first time in Australia, Professor Brian Cox brings the world’s most successful and significant science shows to Brisbane, featuring imagery of the universe from the Hubble Space Telescope.
4 November – 11 February | Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
Take a wild and wonderful journey through significant moments in Yayoi Kusama's career in Life is the Heart of a Rainbow at GOMA.
10 – 12 November | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Supanova is a celebration of pop culture featuring celebrity guests from anime, comic books, manga, sci-fi, television shows, movies, gaming, cosplay and more!
11 November | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Independent folk Ziggy Alberts tours Australia in theatres around the country with the release of the new single Heaven.
13 November – 3 December | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
A darkly comic production delving into love when of a bombshell is dropped on the relationship of a seemingly ideal couple. Starring real-life power couple Marta Dusseldorp (Janet King, Jack Irish, A Place to Call Home) and Ben Winspear.
23 November | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
The Asia Pacific Screen Awards acknowledge cinematic excellence from 70 countries and areas, and recognise filmmaking that best reflects its cultural origins.
26 November | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
A glimpse into the musical world of nature’s genuine night songstress, The Nightingale, this classical concert treats the audience to musical visions from dusk till dawn.
Until 4 February | Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
See the first substantial Australian exhibition of the works of contemporary art by German artist Gerhard Richter, widely recognised as one of the world’s most influential painters.
Until 28 Jan 2018 | Queensland Museum
An exclusive exhibition featuring artefacts, interactive games and displays revealing how gladiators lived and how they trained.
Ongoing |Queensland Art Gallery (QAG)
An exciting exhibit bringing together indigenous and contemporary Australian collections capturing major historical moments from first contact colonisation and exploration to immigration.
Every Thursday from 9am-1pm | South Bank Parklands
South Bank’s free kids' program is back for another year! Head along every Thursday for free activities (all taught by qualified instructors) including music, science, sport and more.
Every Saturday from 3-8pm | South Bank Parklands
Pack a picnic and head to South Bank every Saturday for City Sounds – Australia’s largest free live music program. Kick back under the shade of a leafy tree and enjoy the dulcet tones of local Brisbane artists. Artists change every week, so there’s always someone new to see.
Every Friday from 5-9pm, Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 9am-4pm | Stanley Street Plaza
Enjoy a relaxing stroll through The Collective Markets, marvelling at the beautiful wares on offer. There’s ornate jewellery, hand-made clothes, stunning artwork and more. If you’re hungry, you can also pick up a cool drink or a yummy treat to nibble on while you shop.
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