Discover what's on this February in Brisbane - Visit Brisbane


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 winter below.

Medibank Feel Good Program at South Bank | Until 28 March

The Medibank Feel Good Program is a series of free fitness classes held at South Bank Parklands. Bookings are not required, and there’s a range of classes to suit all fitness levels.

BrisAsia Festival | 1 - 20 February

Celebrate Asian culture with our BrisAsia Festival from 1-29 February 2020. From the city to the suburbs, see an array of diverse live entertainment, outdoor activity as well as healthy and active events.

Month of Love at Emporium Hotel South Bank | 1 - 29 February

Seductive cocktails at Piano Bar and the Terrace, a candlelit dinner on Valentine's Day at Signature, romantic accommodation packages and their incredible 'The Ultimate Proposal' package with private helicopter ride to Byron Bay for a romantic picnic, Maserati transfer, two nights in the luxurious Frangipani Suite and more.

The Sound Society Roma Street Parkland | 2 February

The Sound Society delivers a free live music program that will mellow your soul and leave you relaxed as you embrace chilled tunes in the lush green surrounds of Roma Street Parkland. Sunday 2 February 2020: 11am - 2pm - Alistair Hill Quartet at Banyan Lawn, food vendors Happy Soul Bowl & Juice Power.

An Evening with Michael Bublé | 4 – 5 February 

Grab your tickets to hear the smooth vocal stylings of Michael Bublé backed by a 36-piece orchestra. It has been six years since his last Australian tour, you can look forward to some classics as well as new songs and stories. 

Vika and Linda Bull: Between Two Shores | 5 - 6 February

The glorious voices of Vika and Linda Bull are one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds of the Australian music landscape. Between Two Shores is an evocative, moving selection of songs and personal stories from the two sisters. Blending together narratives from their lives and careers through their unique vocals and instinctive harmonies, the duo takes us on a journey of the diverse pathways they have forged into soul, gospel, country and the island music of their Tongan ancestry.

mi:wi | 5 - 8 February

mi:wi (pronunciation: mee-wee) refers to the invisible ties we have to our past and future, people and country. In this dance theatre work, choreographer and performer Taree Sansbury thoughtfully re-connects three Indigenous women through the practice of Ngarrindjeri weaving.

David Williamson's Emerald City | 8 - 29 February

Sydney in the 1980s. The Emerald City of Oz, luring unsuspecting idealists with the promise of fulfilled fantasies, and leaving them with their dreams shattered on the pavement... Decades after it was written, David Williamson’s 1987 classic is as sharp as ever; a satirical skewering of the extravagance of yesterday that could have been written today.

Raw Comedy Competition Queensland 2020 | 9 February - 20 March

Throw your hat in the ring and join the fairground of funny at Australia’s largest and most prestigious comedy competition. Some of the nation’s finest funny-makers have cannonballed into comedy acclaim through RAW Comedy. All you need is five minutes of original material and your eyes on the prize… get through the heats and finals and you could become the next Comedy Ringmaster!

CO_EX_EN | 12 - 15 February

Queensland choreographer and Karul Projects’ Artistic Director Thomas E.S. Kelly invites you to experience the story of this site as a physical being in CO_EX_EN. With choreographic credits that include his Green Room Award winning work [MIS]CONCEIVE, Kelly’s performance offers audiences an opportunity to learn about Aboriginal Australia and where that fits into the modern world. His riveting new dance creation CO_EX_EN combines wit, humour and a unique choreographic style to ignite a conversation about our past, present and future.

Iliza Shlesinger - The Forever Tour | 14 February

Iliza is one of today’s leading comedians with a fan base that show their loyalty by creating their own Iliza inspired swag to wear to her shows. In 2019, she premiered her 5th Netflix stand up special UnVeiled. She’ll next be seen co-starring opposite Mark Wahlberg in the movie Wonderland, and is currently in production on The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show. Don’t miss the hilarious Iliza when she returns to Australia.

A New World: Intimate music from Final Fantasy | 15 February

With the incredible New World Players chamber ensemble – featuring fabulous piano soloist Benyamin Nuss – under the direction of Eric Roth, don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beauty and power of Final Fantasy music in the most intimate setting.

Protest Poetry | 15 February - 7 March

This series of creative workshops at Museum of Brisbane explores an array of opinions of contemporary feminism and celebrates our differences. Protest Poetry also considers how to address the pressing concerns of equal rights and social justice today.

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup | 15 – 20 February

The ICC Women's T20 World Cup is the biennial international championship for women's Twenty20 International cricket. Catch matches at the Alan Border Field between Bangladesh versus Thailand and India vs Pakistan.

Purely Mozart - Chamber Music Concert | 21 February 

Join Brisbane's Ensemble Trivium for its 2020 season opening in the iconic, heritage listed Old Government House. Immerse yourself in the blissful music of Mozart’s four flute quartets - flute with violin, viola and cello. Readings from the composer’s letters will accompany the performance.

Brisbane Comedy Festival Opening Gala | 21 February

What better way to kick off the Festival than a spectacular lineup of the funniest comedians in two hours of laughs. This night-of-nights will be packed with non-stop entertainment, featuring a fresh assembly of the country’s best up-and-coming and well-loved comedians.

Brisbane Comedy Festival | 21 February - 22 March

A highlight of the international comedy calendar, Brisbane Comedy Festival 2020 returns for its 11th year with a bumper line-up of 85 acts playing in 14 performance spaces across five Brisbane venues. Grin, giggle and guffaw with a slate of national comedy heavyweights such as Dave Hughes, Peter Helliar, Fiona O’Loughlin, Nazeem Hussein, Frank Woodley, Sammy J and the duo we never knew we needed: Paul McDermott and Steven Gates.

Newstead Brewing Co's Sunday Roast | 23 February - 22 March

A choice lineup of comedians from the festival will crack their best jokes as Newstead Brewing Co serve some tasty treats. Tables will be set for share platters and limited edition Newstead Brewing Co Brisbane Comedy Festival beer upon arrival is included. Sit back, take in the laughs and settle in for a night of tasty eats and good company – the best way to wrap up the weekend.

The Australian Ballet presents The Happy Prince | 25 - 29 February

Oscar Wilde’s lyrical story of a statue who gives his all to help humanity is full of poetic beauty, sly humour and sharp social commentary. Graeme Murphy, who created The Australian Ballet’s acclaimed modern interpretations of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, turns his flair for transformative storytelling to Wilde’s moving tale. Playful and poignant, The Happy Prince will capture children’s imagination with its vivid spectacle and adults’ attention with its timely message: a kind heart shines brighter than gold.

Ongoing + reoccurring events and exhibitions

Lloyd Rees | Until 1 March

One of Australia’s leading 20th century artists, Lloyd was greatly inspired by European architecture, an interest which infuses many of his drawings. The artworks encourage us to view our city through the lens of romanticism and escape.

New Woman | Until 15 March 

Fiercely independent, adventurous and often overlooked, Brisbane’s female artists have employed passion and determination to ensure art in Brisbane finds its voice. New Woman traces vast changes in ideas of gender, artistic styles, subject matter and ways of seeing the world through sculpture, painting and photography.

WATER | Until 26 April 

When "Water" opens this summer at GOMA, visitors are invited to explore this vital element which sustains all forms of life on Earth. From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, the exhibition will highlight this precious resource and spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges we face today.

High Rotation at Museum of Brisbane | Until 19 April 

High Rotation dives into the songs, stories and images of the Brisbane music scene, exploring a world of musicians, labels and producers, venues and fans. Featuring highlights over the past 30 years, High Rotation will reveal a snapshot of how popular music in Brisbane exploded from the local scene onto national and international stages.

Livewire Comedy | Every Sunday

Make your Sunday the starting point for an amazing week full of belly laughs, catching up with mates and getting to know the best in the local comedy scene.

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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