What's on this week | 21 - 27 May

With Autumn in full swing, Brisbane is showing no signs of slowing down with a jam-packed week of activities, music, eating, theatre and sport.

If you can’t find something in this list, explore the rest of our events calendar?

Monday 21 May | All-you-can-eat pizza @ Salt Meats Cheese 

Salt Meats Cheese has recently opened at Gasworks and is ready to treat the hungry Brisbane crowds with all-you-can-eat pizza for $20 on Mondays. Not to worry, this is not a one week offer – head here every Monday for authentic Italian pizzas.

Tuesday 22 May | Cocky Trivia

There’s so many reasons to stay cocky, and winning The Coop Bistro’s trivia is certainly one of them. 

Wednesday 23 May | Stargazing Live - Guinness World Record Attempt

Join hosts Dr Karl and Jimmy Giggle at Roma Street Parkland for an evening of fun and excitement, as we try to set a new Guinness World Record for stargazing. Pack a picnic and your telescope, purchase treats from the onsite food trucks, and participate in fun and informative stargazing activities. Note: every participant must have binoculars or a telescope.

Ends Wednesday 23 May | Rom Coms & Nom Noms in Brisbane City 

Throughout May, Post Office Square will come alive on Wednesday nights hosting a line-up of popular mid-week romantic comedies and a pop-up bar by Isles Lane. Check out the schedule, but we can confirm 10 Things I Hate About You, He’s Just Not That Into You, Home Again and Crazy Stupid Love will be showing.

Thursday 24 May | Little Days Out: City Musical Playdate

Kids can experience a fun and musical adventure about people and places in the city. Designing their own city building using different shapes with Kapla Blocks.

Thursday 24 May | $3 tacos at The Coop Bistro 

If tacos aren’t an option for Tuesday then enjoy them on Thursday for only $3 at The Coop Bistro. Wash them down with taco and wallet-friendly beer, sangria, tequila and margaritas.


Friday 25 May | City of Logan Eats & Beats

Join funky urban food trucks and a music pop-up series at Eats and Beats in Beenleigh this Friday night. This event is free and family friendly with various delicious food trucks and amazing talent on show throughout the night.

Friday 25 & Saturday 26 May | Goodwill Bridge Swing

Raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia while swinging over the heart of the city from the Goodwill Bridge. 

Starts Friday 25 May | Queensland Ballet’s Double Bill: Carmen & The Firebird

Two stories, one night. The Queensland Ballet will be performing Carmen and The Firebird is this fiery double bill choreographed by two of ballet’s best.

Starts Saturday 26 May | We Will Rock You @ Brisbane Arts Theatre 

A small band of bohemians struggles to restore free expression of thought, fashion and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Featuring 24 of Queen’s legendary hits, this performance will have you dancing in the aisles.

Ends Saturday 26 May | Gigs & Picnics in Brisbane City

Grab a blanket, picnic basket and your mates for an afternoon of Gigs & Picnics in The City. You'll find food trucks and an awesome line-up of musicians providing mellow jazz sounds, modern reggae, dub, gypsy swing and more every Saturday in the City Botanic Gardens.

Sunday 27 May | Welcome to the Whales 

Enjoy an evening under the stars as we welcome the first whales of the season to Moreton Bay. Featuring stage entertainment, food trucks, beach fire pits, outdoor movie, sand sculptures, an ecological ocean zone, a science festival and a "whale wishes" ceremony.

Ends Sunday 27 May | MELT Festival

Laugh, cry, gasp and play, MELT is Brisbane’s chance to embrace the last of the heat and celebrate Brisbane’s vibrant LGBTQI+ community.

Ends Sunday 27 May | Anywhere Theatre Festival 

The nooks and crannies of Brisbane will explode with over 500 performances in places you least expect it. Theatre in car parks, comedy in laneways, opera in reservoirs, dance in stairwells and quirky workshops exploring arts and craft from cooking to jewellery. Check out our 11 highlights.


Until 3 June | Disney's Aladdin The Hit Broadway Musical

With breathtaking sets, mind-blowing special effects, over 300 lavish costumes and a fabulous cast – catch the magic of Disney’s Aladdin on stage when it arrives at the Lyric Theatre in February. The musical production includes all your favourite Disney songs and some additional new music.

Until 3 June | 4MBS Festival of Classics

Australia's largest classical music festival is in it's 25th year and has no plans of slowing down. Join orchestras, choirs, ensembles and soloists from South East Queensland as they perform concerts across the city centred around this years theme – The British Connection. 

Until 9 June | 2018 Channel Seven Racing Carnival

Brisbane Racing Carnival

Have your form guide ready, don your best frock and fascinator or suit up for one of seven Group One races, including the iconic UBET Stradbroke Day.

Until 1 July | Seadeck 


Seadeck returns to the river city this month so get prepared to soak up the sun while enjoying scenic city views, food and entertainment.

Until 14 July | Queensland Reds season

Queensland Reds Wide

Show your colours and get to Suncorp Stadium to support the Queensland Reds this season. The boys need all your support behind them as they tackle some tough competition.

Until 29 July | Arctic by Customs House launches for winter

For those who want to drink in the views without bracing the Brisbane cold, the igloos are back for a second year at Customs House. Sip on a Belvedere Express, relax into fur covered seats and snack on a range of traditional Polish bites – it won’t feel like a Brisbane winter. 

Until 4 August | Queensland Firebirds

Queensland Firebirds

Following previous wins in past years, more games will be taken to the 10,000 capacity Brisbane Entertainment Centre – allowing more supporters than ever before to experience the thrill.

Until 5 August | Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection 

Globally renowned for her adventurous use of sculpture, installation, video and sound to create imaginative hybrid creatures, Piccinini is bringing her recognisable collection from the last ten years and showing it exclusively at GOMA.

Until 24 August | Brisbane Lions

Get your mates together and storm the Gabba. The first home game of the season will kick off against Essendon and you’re guaranteed to see spectacular marks, impossible goals and amazing action all around you!

Until 26 August | Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

Featuring more than 200 artefacts from the world famous Egyptian collections of the British Museum, this exhibition help at the Queensland Museum will let you gain insight into the life and death of six individuals who lived in Egypt between 3000 and 1800 years ago.

Until 3 September | NRL Broncos

The Broncos 2018 season will see major rivals return to Suncorp Stadium in head to head clashes. Can they go all the way this year? Show your colours and support your team at their home games.

Every week | City Sounds

City Sounds

Support local artists and attend the City Sound acts around Brisbane with artists including Georgia Fields with the Andromeda String Quarter, The Firedrakes, the Michael Knopf Trio, Elska, Killed by Drone, Sweet Boheme and O’ Little Sister.

Every Friday | Knockoff

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.

Until 2019 | 100% Brisbane

This landmark exhibition also invites you to have your say and contribute to this incredible self-portrait of the city. 100% Brisbane will not only change the way you think about museums, it will change the way you think about Brisbane.

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