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.
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.
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.
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
Peruse a stunning collection of fashion and art from Aboriginal Quandamooka artist Elisa Jane Carmichael at Queensland Museum.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Missing the usual annual celebration of the country meeting the city? Keep the spirit of EKKA alive with 10 days of Ekka Online.
See the Lions take on the Bulldogs, one of many AFL matches taking place at The Gabba this month.
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.
Watch the home side take on Melbourne in the Super Rugby tournament at Suncorp Stadium.
Cheer on your favourite team when the Brisbane Broncos clash with the St George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL Telstra Premiership at Suncorp Stadium.
Customs House have welcomed back its luxe winter experience overlooking the river – the Veuve Clicquot Chalet.
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.
Free live music by local performers in The City? Sounds like City Sounds. Check out the gig guide here.
Are you seeing new public art springing up in Brisbane and Ipswich? It's part of an ongoing program by BSAF.
Make tracks for the Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday mornings where you'll find fresh produce, handmade products, artisan wares and delicious food.
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.
You'll be on Cloud Nine with Cloudland's Brunch with Bite, a decadent brunch hosted by spicy drag performers.
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.
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.