What’s on in The City in April
Looking for things to do in April? The City has a full lineup of exciting events happening this month. From live tunes to picnic soirees, stand-up comedy gigs to museum exhibitions, there are plenty of FREE and ticketed events that will appeal to the whole family, plus it’s easy to visit by public transport or drive and park. Here’s what’s on in The City in April 2021.
Love a laugh? Get along to the Brooklyn Standard bar every second Tuesday night from 6:30pm to chuckle along with some of Brisbane’s best comedic talents in a two-hour curated comedy show. Pencil Tuesday 6 and 20 April for this month’s local laughs with live music to follow from 9pm.
Image source: Don’t Choke Comedy Club
Events at the Museum of Brisbane (MoS) this month include plenty of free and ticketed school holiday fun for kids. There’s the free Storytime experience on Thursday 8 and 15 April with morning and afternoon sessions for kids aged three to eight years. Each one-hour session includes storytelling and craft featuring Jackie French’s book, Flood.
Children can also get crafty and learn how to make a Bauhaus-inspired lantern with Saturday sessions, or create wearable art during the Crazy Collage Badge Making Studio on Tuesdays throughout the Easter school holidays.
Other current MoS exhibitions to explore include The Storytellers and Perspectives of Brisbane, while Bauhaus Now, Man & Wah: CELESTON 2 and Artist in Residence Tammy Law’s Fractured Dreams & Infinite Scars exhibitions wrap on 18 April.
Part of Brisbane Cycling Festival 2021, don the Lycra and join the bunch for Australia’s ultimate Sunday ride in Tour de Brisbane from 9–12 April. Whether you’re cycling or supporting, this city road route is an invigorating racing challenge with the 110km Gran Fondo, 75km Medio, 30km Piccolo and free Trek Community Ride.
Image source: Tour de Brisbane
Queensland’s preeminent Dawn Service at the Shrine of Remembrance in The City’s Anzac Square returns in 2021 along with Anzac Day parades and commemorations across the state. The Dawn Service will be held around the Shrine of Remembrance from 4:28am on Sunday 25 April. Visitors can also explore the Anzac Square Memorial Galleries on 25 and 26 April and join a free guided talk and tour on the history of Anzac Day.
Image source: Anzac Square Memorial Galleries
Enjoy free tunes from local musicians with live performances throughout The City. Every Thursday to Sunday, see emerging artists and music groups across a variety of genres from folk and indie pop to gypsy rock and jazz. Check out the City Sounds Gig Guide to see who is playing where and get your groove on in The City.
Happening on the last Saturday of every month until November, the next Gigs & Picnics event is on Saturday 24 April from 12–4pm. Get along to City Botanic Gardens to enjoy free live music from jazz to reggae and more. Plus, partake in a delicious picnic in the park, thanks to a variety of food trucks available on site.
Say “santé” to lingering sunsets at the Customs House pop-up bar. From Friday to Sunday from 3pm, soak up the alfresco riverside ambience of Saint-Tropez Sunsets by Moet & Chandon. With walk-ins welcome, toast to the chic French Riviera lifestyle with French-Mediterranean flavours, French wine and bubbles from Moet & Chandon.
Image Source: Customs House
Until 25 April, make the Sundaze sessions at Will & Flow your Sunday tradition. Enjoy the ambience of The City’s first overwater bar with live music, seafood and summery sips every Sunday from 12:30pm at the Queen’s Wharf venue.
Image source: Will & Flow
Enjoy a leisurely Sunday stroll through the Riverside Markets at City Botanic Gardens. Browse an array of artisan stalls, enjoy cuisines from around the world and live music – access is via the Alice Street gate.
Image source: Riverside Markets at the Gardens