Discover what's on this February 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. Check out what events are happening in summer below.

January 

The 91-Storey Treehouse at QPAC | 23 - 27 January

Andy and Terry’s Treehouse has reached an amazing 91 Storeys! It’s now more fantastically dangerous than ever, with a deserted desert island, a whirlpool and a giant spider. The team behind the 13-, 26-, 52- and 78-Storey Treehouses live on stage return with a fantastical trip through this wild, weird and wonderful world for children six years and over.

Brisbane Domain Day-Night Test: Australia Vs Sri Lanka | 24-28 January

Don't miss being at the only Domain Day-Night Test this summer at The Gabba. Australia is playing Sri Lanka, so make the most of the Australia Day long weekend and head along to support the Aussies.

2019 Australian Sprintcar Championship | 26-27 January

The only national championship for Sprintcar Racing in the country is here, and it comes to Queensland just once every six years. A Sprintcar has a greater power to weight ratio than that of a Formula 1 car.

Keith Urban: Graffiti U World Tour | 31 January - 2 February  

Grammy and ARIA award-winner Keith Urban returns with his first tour in more than two years. This brand-new concert production – a two-hour plus show – features special guest and Julia Michaels.

February

Unpacking the Archive: The Secret Lives of Garments | 1 February

Join designers Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson, textile conservator Louise McCullagh and the Museum’s Collections and Curatorial Manager Kathryn King to dissect the design, construction and conservation of garments from the Easton Pearson Archive.

Year of the Pig Night Markets | 1 February

Hosted under a sea of glowing red lanterns in the open-air Treasury Hotel courtyard, the event will feature a live cooking demonstration, lion-dances, live entertainment, themed pop-up bars and more!

Boyce Avenue | 1 February

One of the most popular and viewed YouTube bands in the world, Boyce Avenue, have announced their return to Australia in February 2019.

Queensland Reds Fan Day | 3 February

Reds fans will be able to mingle with their full squad and superstar coaching staff including the legendary Brad Thorn. Score yourself an autograph and photo with your favourite player!

Superbowl on the Big Screen | 4 February

Watch all the action on the biggest screen in the Southern Hemisphere (44 metres long x 11 metres high!) from the comfort of their American-style sports bar!

Damien Rice | 4 February

Beloved Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice returns to Australia for the first time in over 10-years. He will bring his acclaimed songbook, including iconic song 'The Blower’s Daughter’ and '9 Crimes' to The Tivoli.

Lily Allen @The Tivoli | 8 February

Legendary British singer Lily Allen will return to Australia in February 2019 for a series of electric shows.

Brisbane Roar FC versus Sydney FC | 8 February

Be their twelfth-man in Season 2018/19 and join them at Suncorp Stadium when they #RoarAsOne.

Brisbane Heat versus Melbourne Stars | 8 February

Brisbane Heat take on the Melbourne Stars on Friday 08 February 2019 as part of the 2018/19 KFC T20 Big Bash League.

Mud World Ipswich | 9 February - 10 February

Mud can be washed off, but the memories will stay forever! Become a Muddling (also know as a citizen of Mud World) and get grubby with them in their third fundraising event.

Prohibition Party at the Workshops Rail Museum | 9 February

Drink, dance and explore your way through the glitz and glam of the roaring 20s at this epic exhibition closing party! Prizes for the best-dressed!

BrisAsia Festival | 9 February - 3 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.

Ms. Lauryn Hill @Riverstage | 10 February

Celebrating 20 years since the release of her seminal record “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”, the Grammy Award-winning artist will return to Australian shores.

Nickelback - Feed The Machine Tour | 13 February

Multi-platinum, chart-topping band Nickelbank’s massive Feed The Machine Tour will land in Australia this summer with special guests Bad Wolves!

Single Asian Female | 16 February - 9 March

Michelle Law’s incisive and hilarious comedy, tackling race and gender in contemporary Australia, is back. Single Asian Female follows the story of the Wong family as they deal with some of life’s big questions and explore what it means to be an Asian woman in Australia.

Brisbane World Travel Expo 2019 | 16 February

With leading airlines, tour operators, destination experts, travel services, cruise providers, hotels, attractions and so much more, this event will provide you with a one stop shop to research, compare and book your next holiday under the one roof.

Teenage Fanclub at The Triffid | 16 February

We're delighted to welcome back Glasgow five-piece Teenage Fanclub, returning to Australia and New Zealand in February 2019.

Maroon 5 @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre | 19 February

The American pop rock band from Los Angeles is coming with their Red Pill Blues Tour to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Eminem Rapture Tour @ QSAC| 20 February

The iconic rapper, who surprise released 'Kamikaze' at the end of August 2018, is coming back to Australia for the second instalment of his Rapture tour.

Brisbane Comedy Festival Opening Gala | 22 February

Hosted by Charlie Pickering, this night-of-nights at the Brisbane City Hall will be packed with non-stop entertainment. Featuring a fresh lineup of the country’s best up-and-coming and well-loved comedians.

John Butler Trio w/ The Teskey Brothers and Stella Donnelly | 22 February

With just a fortnight to go before their first album in four years, HOME hits the stores, John Butler Trio have launched a new single and announced a massive national tour.

Brisbane Comedy Festival | 22 February – 24 March 

In 2019, Brisbane Comedy Festival celebrates 10 hilarious years of laughs with an even bigger and better lineup than ever before. Join them for night after night of side-splitting fun!

6th Annual Brisbane Beer Fest | 23 February

Queensland’s largest Beer Fest is back for its 6th installment. Enjoy a day out with thousands of passionate beer lovers wanting to experience the ultimate day of beer!

The Australian Ballet presents Alice's Adventures in Wonderland | 25 February - 2 March

Experience the colour, fun and fantasy of Lewis Carroll's famous story brought to life through dance. Witness extravangant sets, magnificent costumes and extraordinary music.

Red Hot Chili Peppers | 25 February

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are back for their first headline tour in 12 years! The band will bring their unique, funk rock signature sound and high-energy performances to Australia.

Beach House | 26 February

Baltimore-based psychedelic-pop band Beach House is bringing their overwhelming, cinematic live show to The Tivoli!

Bananarama | 27 February

Wildly popular British pop duo Bananarama will touch down in Australia in February 2019 for a series of shows!

Anthony Jeselnik | 28 February

Don’t miss the ‘Dark Prince of Comedy’ when he brings his evil genius one-liners to the Tivoli!

Recurring events and exhibitions

Cricket: Brisbane Heat Season 2018/19 | Until February

Prepare for massive hits, classic catches and lots of wickets this summer when another season of the KFC Big Bash League returns with seven home games. Cheer on the Brisbane Heat with non-stop entertainment beyond the pitch – yep, there will be fireworks.

Basketball: Brisbane Bullets NBL Season | Until 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 mid February. 

Baseball: Brisbane Bandits ABL Season | Until February

Look good in yellow? Of course you do. Grab a yellow shirt, baseball cap and head to Holloway Field to cheer on the Brisbane Bandits as they take on their southern rivals.

Moonlight Cinema | Until 31 March

Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite and largest outdoor cinema. Watch advance screenings, summer blockbusters and cult classics under the stars in one of Brisbane's most iconic inner-city green spaces, Roma Street Parkland, all summer long.

Easton Pearson Exhibition | Until 21 April

Stunning patterns, luxe fabric, unique designs with exquisite detail are all indicative of Australian fashion label Easton Pearson. Brisbane fashion icons Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson have personally selected 200 garments as part of a retrospective for the Museum of Brisbane. Fashionistas don’t miss out on this one. 

2018/19 Hyundai A-League Season | Until 25 April

Cheer on the Brisbane Roar as they go head to head in season 14 of the Hyundai A-League season. Captain Matt McKay and his teammates want you to be the 12th man at Suncorp Stadium and join them to #RoarAsOne!

9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art | Until 28 April


Zico Albaiquni / When it Shook – The Earth stood Still (After Pirous) 2018 / Image courtesy: The artist and Yavuz Gallery

Having been deprived of GOMA’s contemporary art series for too long, we happily announce that the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) will be available for viewing during spring and summer. Since 1993, the APT series has drawn more than three million visitors and boasts one of the world’s most significant collections of contemporary Asian and pacific art – so don’t miss it. 

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.

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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