What's on this week | 12 - 18 March

With the new year well underway, Brisbane is showing no signs of slowing down with a jam-packed week of summer activities, music, theatre and sport.

If you can’t find something in this list, explore the rest of our events calendar?

Click straight through to what's on this weekend. 

Monday 12 March | Trivia Bros. Trivia in Southbank 

Get down to The Manhattan Line for Monday night trivia with your old mate whiskey – he may be bad at trivia but he’s still a pretty good time. 

Tuesday 13 – Sunday 18 March | Gillian Cosgriff: To The Moon & Back 

Award-winning musical comedian Gillian Cosgriff has concerns about the future and wants to voice these concerns in her charming and unique musical comedy. 

Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 March | Rum & the Rogue The Charming Squire

The Charming Squire

Another year, another Brewsvegas and another opportunity for James Squire to show you what they’re made of. This year, The Charming Squire is joining forces with Beenleigh Rum to present Rogue & the Rum - Battle of the Barrels.

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

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.

Thursday 15 March | Smooth Jazz Thursday’s at Remy’s 

Every Thursday Remy’s hosts live jazz to soothe your soul so you leave feeling loose and jazzy fresh. They also do great burgers and brews to really loosen you up. 


Friday 16 – Saturday 17 March | Nazeem Hussain – No Pain No Hussain

After performing in London, Edinburgh and China, filming a second series in the US with Bill Nye and surviving the ‘I’m A Celebrity’ jungle, Hussain is back with a brand new show bound to have you in stitches. 

Friday 16 – Sunday 18 March | CMC Rocks 

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.

Starts Friday 16 March | Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

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.

Starts Friday 16 March | Queensland Ballet’s La Bayadere 

Sweeping you into the world of 19th Century British Raj, La Bayadère retells the story of Solor, son of the Maharajah, who has pledged his undying love for the beautiful Nikiya, a simiple bayadère (temple dancer). Will he be forced to marry the Governor-General’s daughter or can he find happily ever after with Nikiya?

Saturday 17 March | Pattyfest @ Eagle Farm Racecourse

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

Starts Saturday 10 March | Converge @ Queensland Conservatorium Theatre 

Three of Australasia's hottest young choreographers present Converge, a dynamic choreographic platform for national and international dance artists and also featuring the works of emerging composers and musicians from QCGU.

Sunday 18 March | Byblos Sundays Messina Gelato Bar 

Cocktails and Messina gelato – music to everyone’s ears. Kick back by the river every Sunday in March at Byblos with a selection of gelato made cocktails. 

Ending Sunday 18 March | Brewsvegas 

Celebrate Brisbane’s damn good beer during Brewsvegas. Check out the events line up on their website.  


Until 25 March | Brisbane Comedy Festival 

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.

Until 31 March | Medibank Feel Good Program 

Feel Good Program Yoga 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.

Until 31 March | Bouncers @ Spring Hill Reservoir 

For years’ people have been stumbling in and out of nightclubs with only the bouncers witnessing these drunken escapades. Hear the hilarious stories from the original men in black as they tell the tales of a night at the club with one-track-mind jocks, gas-bag girls and a late-night kebab man. 

Until 4 April | Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 

France is closer than you think when the French Film Festival is in town. Check out iconic French stars as they take over the big screens at Palace Cinemas Centro and The Barracks. 

Until 16 April | A Room for Wild Animals 

Get up close to 20 taxidermy specimens including big cats, bears and deer at The Workshops Rail Museum until April. 

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

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.

Until 3 June | Disney's Aladdin The Hit Broadway Musical

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.

Until 14 July | Queensland Reds season

Queensland Reds Wide

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.

Until 3 September | NRL 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.

Every week | City Sounds

City Sounds

Support local artists and attend the City Sound acts around Brisbane with artists including Georgia Fields with the Andromeda String Quarter, The Firedrakes, the Michael Knopf Trio, Elska, Killed by Drone, Sweet Boheme and O’ Little Sister.

Every Friday | Knockoff

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.

Until 2019 | 100% Brisbane

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.

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