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Discover what's on this August in Brisbane

Brisbane events are good to go this month. Read on to discover what's on - including a choice of sporting spectacles, entertaining exhibitions, perfect performances and masterful music.

LIGHTS ON | UNTIL 22 AUGUST

The lights are back on at Brisbane Powerhouse with eclectic shows by QMusic with Robert Forster, Darren Halna, Sycco and Minor Premiers; Queensland Symphony Orchestra + Tom Thum; Circa Ensemble; Queensland Ballet and Club Briefs.

ARTISAN | UNTIL 22 AUGUST

Artisan, Queensland's peak body for craft, is getting crafty with two exhibitions inspired by the global COVID-19 experience, AboutFace and artisan Collects, in their King Street, Bowen Hills gallery.

CABIN FEVER FESTIVAL | UNTIL 29 AUGUST

Celebrate live music with The Triffid's Cabin Fever Festival, a month-long celebration of top homegrown talent including Bernard Fanning, Troy Cassar-Daly, Dami Im and many more.

UP CLOSE AT THE OUTPOST | UNTIL 30 AUGUST

The Fortitude Music Hall's The Outpost Bar is hosting Up Close at The Outpost, a six-week series of residencies by world-renowned artists, comedians, burlesque acts and drag performers.

THREADS | UNTIL 21 FEBRUARY 2021

Queensland Museum and Sciencentre

Peruse a stunning collection of fashion and art from Aboriginal Quandamooka artist Elisa Jane Carmichael at Queensland Museum.

SUNCORP SUPER NETBALL | 1 - 2 AUGUST

The start of round one of the Super Netball 2020 season takes off with four derbies in two days at the Nissan Arena.

ST KILDA V SYDNEY SWANS | 1 AUGUST

St Kilda and the Sydney Swans go head to head at The Gabba. This match kicks off a feast of AFL in Brisbane this month as the tournament moves to Queensland. Discover more matches here.

BRISBANE TWILIGHT CRUISE | FROM 1 AUGUST

Enjoy this fabulous new sunset cruise on the Brisbane River with Mirimar Cruises. Receive a complimentary cocktail on boarding and take a leisurely cruise to the Brisbane Powerhouse where a welcome drink, appetizer and backstage tour await before a return cruise amid the dazzling city lights.

SOUND SOCIETY | FROM 2 AUGUST

Pull up a rug in the Roma Street Parklands and listen to the smooth, jazzy tunes of The Sound Society, now on the first Sunday of every month. Order a hamper from The Garden Room Cafe to make your day extra special.

OYSTER FRENZY | 7 AUGUST

Celebrate national oyster day with an oyster frenzy at One Fish Two Fish. Enjoy six oyster courses, with each course showcasing an adventurous expression of flavours - not to mention a refreshing glass of Bouy oh Bouy Prosecco or Stone & Wood Pacific Ale on arrival.

I, OBJECT | GALLERY OF MODERN ART | FROM 7 AUGUST

One for thought and reflection. This absorbing exhibition looks at the many complex relationships Indigenous Australian artists have to objects, delving into the histories informing their creation and the social and cultural consequences of their collection.

EKKA ONLINE | 7 - 17 AUGUST

Missing the usual annual celebration of the country meeting the city? Keep the spirit of EKKA alive with 10 days of Ekka Online.

BRISBANE LIONS V WESTERN BULLDOGS | 8 AUGUST

See the Lions take on the Bulldogs, one of many AFL matches taking place at The Gabba this month.

FIRST NATIONS ARTISAN MARKETS | 15 AUGUST

Birrunga Gallery & Dining will host the reopened First Nations Artisan Markets, to be held monthly. Visit the CBD-based gallery and browse offerings from unique, local makers, crafters and designers.

QUEENSLAND REDS V MELBOURNE REBELS | 15 AUGUST

Watch the home side take on Melbourne in the Super Rugby tournament at Suncorp Stadium.

BRONCOS V DRAGONS | 21 AUGUST

Cheer on your favourite team when the Brisbane Broncos clash with the St George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL Telstra Premiership at Suncorp Stadium.

VEUVE CLICQUOT CHALET | NOW

Customs House have welcomed back its luxe winter experience overlooking the river – the Veuve Clicquot Chalet.

THE STORYTELLERS | NOW

This free exhibition at Museum of Brisbane uncovers Brisbane’s histories, myths and tales as told by the writers of our city. Featuring new stories by Victoria Carless, Simon Cleary, Matthew Condon, Trent Dalton, Nick Earls, Benjamin Law, Hugh Lunn, Kate Morton and Ellen van Neerven.

CITY SOUNDS | NOW

Free live music by local performers in The City? Sounds like City Sounds. Check out the gig guide here.

BRISBANE STREET ART FESTIVAL | NOW

Are you seeing new public art springing up in Brisbane and Ipswich? It's part of an ongoing program by BSAF.

JAN POWERS FARMERS MARKETS |  SATURDAYS

Jan Power Farmers' Markets at The Brisbane Powerhouse

Make tracks for the Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday mornings where you'll find fresh produce, handmade products, artisan wares and delicious food.

SUNDAYS ON THE LAWN | SUNDAYS

If you've got the mobile munchies, head to the Brisbane Powerhouse on Sunday afternoons to seek out sought-after food trucks and music by the Jazz Music Institute.

BRUNCH WITH BITE | SUNDAYS

You'll be on Cloud Nine with Cloudland's Brunch with Bite, a decadent brunch hosted by spicy drag performers.

BEER YOGA | WEDNESDAYS

We know you missed it. Beer Yoga is back on the Felons Brewing Co lawn at Howard Smith Wharves each Wednesday from 5pm-5.45pm. BYO mat.

KIDS COLLECTIVE | THURSDAYS

Parents can rejoice with the news that free Kids Collective activities, designed to educate, entertain and develop children through music, games, craft, storytelling and more, have returned to Thursdays at South Bank.

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Discover what's on this August in Brisbane