Discover what's on this February and March in Brisbane

Brisbane and surrounds are serving up a blockbuster month of entertaining events involving fantastic festivals, spectacular sport, extraordinary exhibitions, sensational stage productions and a whole lot of fabulous food.

February 

Gelato Messina Creative Department Degustation | 7 - 22 February 

Take your tastebuds on an adventure when you join the table at Gelato Messina's creative department degustation. The menu is designed to be an experimental, immersive, intriguing, indulgent and at times confronting, but it does promise to be delicious. This dining experience is a must for foodie experts. 

Brisbane Global Rugby Tens | 9 & 10 February

Rugby fans and over 300 star players will descend on Brisbane for two days of rugby heaven for the Brisbane Global Tens. Featuring all Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby clubs, as well as four elite teams from Pau, Fiji, Samoa and Japan, rugby fans will be treated to a host of activities leading up to and during the event.

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival | 10 February 

Boasting an epic lineup of new and established acts from around the world, Laneway is bringing your summer soundtrack to life with performers including Anderson .Paak, Mac DeMarco, Billie Eilish and many more. 

BrisAsia Festival | 10 February – 4 March 

BrisAsia's program of theatre, dance, food, film, talks and visual arts provides a wonderful opportunity to discover and celebrate Asian cultures in Brisbane. Join in on the fun and attend events including Summer Party, Musicbox Showcase, Get your geek on!, Creatory Workshop and That INSTA Life. 

Yayoi Kasuma: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow | Until 11 February 2018

Gracing the world with her artworks since the 1950s, Yayoi Kusama has emerged in the 21st century as a distinguishable figure of contemporary art. The exhibition includes a range of works from early painterly experiments to large-scale installations of her later career.

Lunar New Year in the City | 16 - 18 February 

Welcome in the Lunar New Year with lion and dragon dancers, kung fu performers, an ice sculpture, traditional music and more. Grab lunch at the Asian pop-up food stalls, enjoy the free festivities and welcome the Year of the Dog in the heart of Brisbane City.

Brisbane Bullets | Start 17 February

Looks like the Brisbane bullets are back and here to stay with the locals throwing their support behind the team. Head along for a high-energy game before the season ends on 17 February.

Moreton Bay Region Lunar New Year | 17 February 

Come along to celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Dog with a program featuring traditional music and dance, mouth-watering traditional Asian food, Chinese Dragons, cultural displays, activities and workshops. 

Robbie Williams | 20 February 

Robbie Williams is back with a hit-laden set spanning his entire career. Hear pop favourites including Angels, Let Me Entertain You, Come Undone, Kids and Feel. 

Disney Aladdin | from 20 February 

With breathtaking sets, mind-blowing special effects, over 300 lavish costumes and a fabulous cast – catch the magic of Disney’s Aladdin on stage when it arrives at the Lyric Theatre in February. The musical production includes all your favourite Disney songs and some additional new music. 

A Night with Cam & JT: Cameron Smith & Jonathon Thuston Testimonial Match (Cowboys v Storm) | 23 February 

Experience the rivalry in this head on clash between Cameron Smith's Storm and Jonathon Thurston's Cowboys in a pre-season game at Suncorp Stadium.

Ball Park Music @ The Tivoli | 23 & 25 February 

Brisbane based Ball Park Music will be touring the country after their recently released single Exactly How You Are received an ecstatic reception from fans and triple j. 

Brisbane Comedy Festival | 23 February – 25 March

Matt Okine

International and national headlining comedians will take over the Brisbane Powerhouse (and spill into Brisbane City Hall) for the 2018 festival. Expect more laughs than ever with over 65 comedians across the two venues.

Queensland Reds | 23 February - 14 July 

Show your colours and get to Suncorp Stadium to support the Queensland Reds this season. The boys need all your support behind them as they tackle some tough competition.

Rio Rhythmics Carnaval Parade and Party | 24 February 

Experience Brazil right here in Brisbane with colour, creativity and dance at the Rio Rhythmics Carnaval Parade and Party. Commencing at the Edward Street end of Queen Street Mall enjoy more than 150 performers and musicians as they dance and weave through our vibrant city before the party continues at Reddacliff Place with live music, food stalls and plenty of "Samba energia".

Queen & Adam Lambert | 24 February 

Celebrating the 40th anniversary since Queen’s biggest-selling studio album, Adam Lambert will be the front-man for Queen as they perform some of rock n rolls greatest hits including We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Kisaragi-Sai Festival | 24 February 

Experience the many facets of Japanese culture and society with a range of Japanese music and dance, martial arts, Bonsai, market stalls, artist demonstrations, exhibitions and children's activities.

Brisbane Beer Fest | 24 February 

Enjoy a day out with thousands of passionate beer lovers wanting to experience the ultimate day of beer at Queensland’s largest beer fest. 

March 

BrisAsia Festival: Get Your Geek On! | 3 March  

Release your inner geek. Start at Netherworld in Fortitude Valley with e-sports and console games tournaments before moving to Visible Ink for the ultimate L.A.N party including overwatch, cosplayers and friendship-testing Mario Party battles. 

BrisAsia Festival: Creatory Workshop | 4 March 

Are you an online creative? BrisAsia is hosting a Creatory Workshop for online creatives to get together and socialise in a relaxed atmosphere. 

NRL Broncos | Starts 8 March 

Brisbane Broncos

The Broncos 2018 season will see major rivals return to Suncorp Stadium in head to head clashes. Can they go all the way this year? Show your colours and support your team at their home games. 

George Ezra @ The Tivoli | 9 March 

After releasing his latest single ‘Don’t Matter Now’, George Ezra is wasting no time in bringing his latest performance down under. Catch his unmistakable baritone pipes at The Tivoli this March. 

CarnAustralia | 10 March 

Party like you’re in Brazil as CarnAustralia is shaping up to be an authentic Brazilian Carnaval experience with Brazilian food, fun and culture. 

Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour | 14 & 15 March 

Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter Bruno Mars is set to rock the Brisbane Entertainment Centre with hits including Uptown Funk, 24K Magic and Versace On The Floor.

CMC Rocks | 16 – 18 March 

The biggest country and roots festival in the southern hemisphere, CMC Rocks is ready to celebrate its origins in 2018. What promises to be another great year of country music, mates and good times, CMC Rocks is not one to miss – book early.

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives | Starts 16 March 

Featuring more than 200 artefacts from the world famous Egyptian collections of the British Museum, this exhibition help at the Queensland Museum will let you gain insight into the life and death of six individuals who lived in Egypt between 3000 and 1800 years ago.

Pattyfest @ Eagle Farm Racecourse | 17 March 

What’s the craic? It’s the day to celebrate the country of potatoes and Irish culture. Head along to Pattyfest for specialty beverage stalls with Irish beer and whiskey, food trucks and a variety of entertainment. 

Ed Sheeran Divide World Tour | 20 & 21 March 

With two Grammy Awards, six billion YouTube videos, 70 million online followers and a constant appearance on the top of our music charts, Brisbane welcomes pop-sensation Ed Sheeran to sold out gigs. 

World Science Festival Brisbane | 21 – 25 March

World Science Festival Brisbane - Festival Lab

Once again this festival will bring some of the world’s greatest thought leaders to the city, showcase local scientists and performers from around the Asia-Pacific region and host the brightest and best in the field. 

Brisbane Lions | Starts 22 March 

Get your mates together and storm the Gabba. The first home game of the season will kick off against Essendon and you’re guaranteed to see spectacular marks, impossible goals and amazing action all around you!

Blokes Day Out | 24 March 

Bring out the suit as it’s Blokes Day Out at Doomben Racecourse. The fillies will be racing, the beers will be flowing and the blokes will be laughing, especially if you spoil yourself with a VIP package.

Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection | Starts 24 March

Globally renowned for her adventurous use of sculpture, installation, video and sound to create imaginative hybrid creatures, Piccinini is bringing her recognisable collection from the last ten years and showing it exclusively at GOMA.

Brisbane to Gladstone | 30 March 

The 70th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race will set sail from Shorncliffe on Good Friday morning. The race record was set in 2004 in a time of 20 hours, 24 minutes, 50 seconds… Can it be beaten this year? Catch all the action at Bluewater Festival. 

Bluewater Festival | 30 March 

The Bluewater Festival attracts thousands of visitors to the Shorncliffe Pier and Moora Park, Sandgate on Good Friday to take advantage of the best waterfront views for the start of Australia’s second-biggest yacht race – Brisbane to Gladstone. 

Commonwealth Games: The Queen's Baton Relay Celebrations | 30 & 31 March

Join your community celebrations as the Queen's baton makes its way through the streets of Brisbane finishing at South Bank Parklands on the 31 March.

Recurring events and exhibitions

Mao's Last Dancer The Exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin | Until 29 April 2018

Li Cunxin's story has been told many times but it's never been told like this. The exhibition at Museum of Brisbane will feature never-before-seen interviews of Li's colleagues and family, original objects and documents from Li's personal archives and footage of Li at the height of his career.

Knockoff | Every Friday

Fridays just got funny at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you’ve been a fan of our comedy on Sundays, we encourage you to knock off early for a chance to start your weekend with a good laugh and a cold beer. A variety of local and Australian comedians will be bringing you the best one-liners, hilarious stories and side-splitting observations on these Friday evenings.

Medibank Feel Good Program | 30 January – 28 March 

Feel Good Program Class

Medibank Feel Good Program returns with a series of free outdoor fitness classes set amid the beautiful surrounds of the South Bank Parklands. Classes include yoga, cardio, bootcamp, active kids and more. Check out the full program here.

100% Brisbane | Until 2019

This landmark exhibition also invites you to have your say and contribute to this incredible self-portrait of the city. 100% Brisbane will not only change the way you think about museums, it will change the way you think about Brisbane.

City Sounds | Various gigs weekly

City Sounds is Australia's largest free live music program, presenting local and touring bands and artists throughout Brisbane.

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