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What's on in Brisbane

Brisbane is alive with blockbuster events this Spring - choose from a world-exclusive art exhibition, an Australian premiere musical, live music gigs, food and wine festivals, rugby double headers, Spring racing and much more! 

EAT STREET NORTHSHORE | Every Fri & Sat 4pm to 10pm, Sunday 4pm to 9pm

Food lovers rejoice! The ultimate foodie haven is reopening it’s fairy-lit gates so we can all get our food-coma’s back on. Head back to Eat Street Northshore for all the food truck goodness. Reopening for weekends from Friday December 4th.

SHOP BNE CITY |24 - 26 SEP

Mark your calendars for the shopping event for the year! Shop BNE City is back for another year of exciting retail offers, pop-up bars and eats plus more! This September 24-26, fashionistas, foodies and beauty lovers will have access to 100+ exclusive offers from Queen Street Mall's favourite fashion stores and restaurants. RSVP here and stay up to date with the latest news.

GIGS & PICNICS| - Last Saturday of every month

Gigs & Picnics is returning to The City on March 27! Held on the last Saturday of every month in Brisbane City's beautiful Botanic Gardens, get together with friends and family to enjoy this free event with food trucks and live music. 

EUROPEAN MASTERPIECES FROM THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK | 12 JUNE - 17 OCTOBER

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience works by the likes of Van Gogh, Monet, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Raphael, Caravaggio, Turner, Fra Angelico and Titian, direct from The Met’s collection – one of the finest collections of

European paintings in the world, the majority of which rarely leave the permanent display in New York.

Spanning 500 years of masterpieces, it’s a breathtaking journey from the 1420s and the emerging Renaissance to the height of early 20th century post-impressionism, including portraiture, still-life, landscape and figure studies.

This Australian-exclusive exhibition – a must-see for art lovers and anyone with any interest in history, society, beauty, religious iconography, mythology and symbolism – will be held at GOMA from 12 June to 17 October.

OPEN SEASON AT THE TIVOLI & PRINCESS THEATRE | NOW - DEC

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The Tivoli and the soon-to-be-reopened Princess Theatre are bringing a jam-packed line-up of incredible artists to Brisbane. The two venues will host a long list of gigs between now and December, including King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Regurgitator, Marlon Williams, Young Franco and more.

TASTES BY THE BAY| 1 AUGUST - 10 OCTOBER

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Tastes of the bay is making an exclusive appearance at Suttons Beach Pavilion in Redcliffe for a 4-course dining experience. This is event is complete with sweeping waterfront views and gourmet meals paired with finely crafted wines from Witches Falls Winery in Brisbane.

'WHAT'S THAT' AT PORTSIDE WHARF | 31 AUG - 26 SEP

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A giant humanoid is set to land at Portside Wharf  rom 31 August to 26 September. A five-metre-tall figure titled What's That from renowned Australian artist Amanda Parer will crouch down over the wharf, peering at the onlooking - don't forgot to gram it, or it didn't happen! 

MUSEUM OF BRISBANE - CITY OF THE SUN | NOW - 27 FEB

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Travel back in time with a film from the National Film and Sound archive from 1954 called 'Brisbane - City in the Sun', marvel at Sunshine Psychology, a large-scale light and text work by leading Brisbane artist Sebastian Moody, plus for a real City in the Sun experience, join family and friends in our backyard complete with an immersive installation by Rachel Burke with flower beds, a tinsel sky and cubby house all adorned in her signature sparkled, hyper colourful style.

BRISBANE FESTIVAL | 3 - 25 SEPT

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A magical dreamscape of rainbow arches, a mystical tribe of unearthly inflatable characters, leading Aussie artists descending on The Tivoli and The Princess Theatre, an Australian-premiere musical at QPAC, world-class comedy, cabaret, and the return of giant party finches can only mean one thing - Brisbane Festival is coming to town 3 - 25 September 🎺💃. Check out our highlights guide to plan your Brisbane Festival experience! 

ETORO RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE HEADER | 18 SEP

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Watch worlds collide when Rugby giants clash in Australia. The Wallabies take on the reigning world champions the Springboks, as well as international juggernauts the All Blacks and rising superpower Los Pumas this Spring, as the four teams go head to head for the eToro Rugby Championship trophy.

FOUR PILLARS AT BLACKBIRD | 30 SEP

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Head to Brisbane’s premier riverside restaurant Blackbird on Thursday 30 September for a four-course feast and expertly paired Four Pillars cocktails - plus, enjoy a take home gift that includes 200ml bottle of gin, Four Pillars marmalade and Strangelove tonic.


2021 NRL TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP GRAND FINAL | 3 OCT

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For the first time in NRL history, the Grand Final will be calling Brisbane home in 2021. Not only will Suncorp Stadium host the Grand Final, but it will also host the preliminary finals capping off an incredible season of rugby in Brisbane. Make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime event and take in all that Brisbane has to offer as the city reaches finals footy fever pitch! 

CITY SOUNDS | ONGOING

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

BRISBANE STREET ART FESTIVAL | ONGOING

Street art is popping up around Brisbane and Ipswich. Six walls around Ipswich have been transformed as part of the Brisbane Street Art Festival, with a seventh currently being worked on by local Indigenous artist Rachael Sarra.

BRICKMAN® WONDERS OF THE WORLD | NOW - 4 OCTOBER

Brickman Wonders Of The World

LEGO® Certified Professional and LEGO Masters Australia judge, Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught brings history’s greatest masterpieces to life including the Great Wall of China, Empire State Building, Taj Mahal and more! Purchase tickets to the exhibition on Queensland Museum's website.

MUSEUM OF BRISBANE | NOW

Our teller of Brisbane’s stories, the Museum of Brisbane, has reopened with the launch of The Storytellers free exhibition, which uncovers Brisbane’s histories, myths and tales through fact, fiction, interpretation and creative narrative as told by nine of the city’s top wordsmiths. It features stories by Victoria Carless, Simon Cleary, Matthew Condon, Trent Dalton, Nick Earls, Benjamin Law, Hugh Lunn, Kate Morton and Ellen van Neerven.

Explorers can also rejoice - the Clock Tower Tours and Brisbane City Hall Tours have recommenced, as have new walking tours of the city.

VEUVE CLICQUOT IN THE SNOW | NOW

CUSTOMS HOUSE

Veuve Clicquot In The Snow is returning to Customs House for the chilly season! Sip champagne and enjoy an enticing menu in your cosy igloo overlooking the Brisbane River. Get your bookings in here!  

Available Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00–9:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00–9:00 pm

SOUND SOCIETY | FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

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Sit back and relax while tuning into the smooth vocals and unique sounds of Brisbane’s celebrated up and coming artists, surrounded by panoramic parkland views. Pack your own spread or purchase a takeaway bite from the surrounding precinct eateries. And if you’re attending a Sound Society at River Quay, a sundowner is your perfect sunset accessory with the venue licensed from 10am - 8pm daily.

BEER YOGA | WEDNESDAYS

Our two favourite things are together at last. Join Beer Yoga is on the Felons Brewing Co lawn at Howard Smith Wharves each Wednesday from 5.30pm-6.15pm. 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.

BRISBANE CITY MARKETS | WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

Chose from a premium selection of farm fresh produce, premium local meats, artisan goods, trawler direct seafood, authentic baked goods and more right in the heart of Brisbane City - Wednesdays at Reddacliff Place, Thursdays at Cathedral Square.

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.

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