What's on this week | 27 May - 2 June

Brisbane's calendar is jam-packed with activities, music, eating, theatre and sport. Get the diary out and start planning your week.

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Tuesday 28 May | Up, Up and Away! 

Travel with Up, Up and Away! in this riotous dance cabaret on a once-in-a-lifetime journey around the world. The sassy stewardesses are your live In-Flight Entertainment System which features more than enough razzle-dazzle from the swing and retro eras to keep you occupied during your fabulous journey.

Wednesday 29 May - Thursday 30 May | Darkness To Daylight Challenge 

Darkness to Daylight is a 110 kilometre night run with each kilometre symbolising a life lost to DFV every year. Participants can run the full 110 kilometres individually or take on the challenge as a team. Alternatively, there is a 10 kilometre and 3 kilometre run in the morning, giving everyone an opportunity to take part.

Thursday 30 May | Kids Collective South Bank Parklands

Kids Collective is a free program held every Thursday from 9am to 1pm in South Bank Parklands, suitable for kids aged up to five at all skill levels. Bookings are not required and classes are re-set at regular intervals, so you can come and go as you please.

Thursday 30 May | Peregrine Wine Dinner

Following a sold out whisky dinner in April, Tai Tai is hosting a banquet wine dinner where you will enjoy gorgeous Cantonese flavours alongside fine Peregrine Wines from Central Otago, New Zealand. Their team will be delivering a six course banquet designed by their Head Chef, with dishes that pair perfectly with Peregrine wines.

Thursday 30 May | Flipside Circus - Revolve

Revolve brings together 14 of Queensland’s youngest circus stars, experienced artists, and a live DJ to create a show that is bursting at the seams with energy and fun. Highly rehearsed elements are combined with moments of improvisation as the performers play with rhythms of movement and music.


Friday 31 May - Saturday 1 June | Meeanjin Markets

Meeanjin Markets are a curated artisan market showcasing genuine Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, crafts, and experiences whilst highlighting local Queensland creators. Hosted by the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (SEQICC), the event provides an opportunity to celebrate and experience performances, music, art, handmade products and the delicious flavours of native Australian foods.

Friday 31 May | Pizza and Pinot at West Village

Join the Italian long table soiree and enjoy a night under the stars, while sipping on your choice of Pinot – noir or gris. To eat, you’ll be indulged with beautiful Italian cheese and wood-fired pizzas.

Friday 31 May | Jack River 

Jack River had an enormous 2018 with the release of her debut album Sugar Mountain to widespread critical acclaim, countless sold out shows and three ARIA nominations.

Friday 31 May | Carnival High Tea

Celebrate the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival presented by TAB and treat yourself to a morning of leisure and fanfare at Eagle Farm Racecourse. The guests of the Carnival High Tea will spend the Friday morning before Treasury Brisbane Ladies Oaks Day sipping on sparkling and indulging in a selection of petit fours, canapes and delicate finger sandwiches beautifully displayed on tiered stands.

Saturday 1 June | Free City Health Bootcamp 

City Aquatics and Health Clubs are offering a free Bootcamp to anyone who wishes to attend on the First Saturday morning of every month. This session is suitable for all ages and experience levels so come on down and experience our facilities and great work-out!

Saturday 1 June | 2019 Vodafone Super Rugby Season 

The St.George Queensland Reds plays home games at Suncorp Stadium on June 1 against the Jaguares from Argentina. 

Saturday 1 June | The Sound Society, South Bank Parklands 

Park yourself in for an afternoon of free live music set at Rainforest Green for The Sound Society. With entertainment from emerging artists and local food and beverage vendors, it’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Saturday 1 June | Pig Day Out Beer Festival 

What beats great beer, delicious food and live music? All of the above with free entry. Round your brew-loving pals and head to Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside this June for the inaugural Pig Day Out!

Saturday 1 June | Gatton Cup Race Day

Have you ever been to a country race day? Come down to Burgess Park in Gatton and experience a day of fun, laughter and some good old fashion horse racing.

Saturday 1 June | Annual Display of Rocks Gems and Minerals 

This is their popular Annual display of Rocks Gems and Minerals. They will also be having their usual stall selling items for the collector. There will be the usual sausage sizzle, tea and coffee. Children are most welcome this is a family affair. A gold coin donation is all that is required to see the display.

Saturday 1 June - Sunday 2 June | Modern Woman Expo 

Modern Woman Expo is an event that brings together South-East Qld women to inspire, empower and inform them, in every aspect of their lives – all under one roof for two days. It will provide a unique opportunity for motivated and passionate women to come together as one.

Sunday 2 June | Colloquia Sundays 

Colloquia Sundays is a community event series for critically-thinking creatives. Each session a panel of local practitioners, from industry and academia, discuss topical social issues through the lens of design and art.

Sunday 2 June | Brisbane City Council's Green Heart Fair 

Join more than 100 of Brisbane’s leading eco-experts including sustainability organisations, community groups, artisans, foodies (with plenty of vegan and gluten free options!), green-thumbs, and local businesses to embrace sustainable living. 

Sunday 2 June | The Sound Society, Roma Street Parkland 

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 June | McDonald's Brisbane Marathon Festival 

The marathon event will cross several bridges and multiple landmarks along the way, in what will be one of the most picturesque courses Australia has to offer. The McDonald's Brisbane Marathon is one of the fastest growing marathons in Australia with participants flocking from over 35 countries and representing every state of Australia.

Sunday 2 June | Metre Market at Coorparoo Square 

On the first Sunday of every month, Coorparoo Square will host Metre Market from 10am until 2pm with over 25 carefully curated stalls and 15 pre-loved clothing racks that feature local designs, recycled fashions, handmade homewares and a wide-selection of plants. Metre Market is a free event and pets are welcome!

Sunday 2 June | Suitcase Rummage in Brisbane City 

Suitcase Rummage

You can be a part of the Rummage experience by selling wares, or come along to buy some real beauties! There will be brilliant vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds, hand-made, shoes, records, music, badges, cards, handmade paper... You name it! Come for a bargain, a swap, or an old-fashioned haggle. Suitcase Rummage is not to be missed! 

Sunday 2 June | T Shirt Screen Printing Workshop 

In a lively social setting with an experienced tee sommelier leading the class, you will get to have some fun and experiment with your own creations. You can choose the flavour (colour) of your product, customise your tee with your own designs, and then brew (screen print) your own.


Until 2 June 2019 | Big Blue Blocks

Get building, engineering and inventing with the Big Blue Blocks. Children will enjoy an endless variety of play patterns including construction, pretend play, role-playing and creating their own games. Most importantly, they will be deeply engaged, active and have hours of fun!

Until 8 June 2019 | Craft Beer Tour of Brisbane

This professionally guided walking tour will take you to different pubs around Caxton Street, known for the craft beers they brew on site. You’ll have the opportunity to sample the beers they have on tap, learn about the brewing process and meet the owners of each establishment. Throughout the course of the afternoon, you’ll learn how these pubs and their beers have made their mark on the city and contributed to craft beer’s increasing popularity.

Until 30 June 2019 | Circa Training Centre Circus Classes

Fitness. Movement. Expression. On stage circus stirs and inspires. Off stage circus gets us moving in new ways and meeting new people. Circa’s Training Centre in Fortitude Valley offers classes for all fitness levels teaching circus skills and fitness to everyone.

Until 6 July 2019 | Chocolate Walking Tour of Brisbane

This 2.5 hour tour is a chance to discover some of Brisbane’s best chocolatiers and gain an insight into their craft. You’ll learn about how chocolate is produced by passionate chocolate makers and sample a superb selection of the city's finest chocolate, guided by a professional and friendly guide.

Until 7 July 2019 | MELT 2019 - MELT Portrait Prize

The annual MELT Portrait Prize gives visual artists the creative license to celebrate heroes in the LGBTIQ+ community; whether it be a local icon or an internationally acclaimed personality.

Until 13 July 2019 | Agency by Design: Expressive Design for Disability

New design is now being tailored to physical and expressive individual needs. Many of the designs profiled in Agency by Design allow the wearer to project a powerful image of how they want to be seen, whether that be glamorous, elegant, strong or simply just wanting to reveal their own life passions. Other designs enhance socialisation or provide individualised assisted technology solutions.

Until 14 July 2019 | Home: A Suburban Obsession

Home: a suburban obsession is about the allure of home and the stories found within, inspired by one of the largest digitised photographic collections of Queensland houses. It explores the social and emotional foundations of houses through ephemera and artistic responses capturing the places we call home.

Until 31 July 2019 | Perspectives of Brisbane

Through stories, facts, photos and film, Perspectives of Brisbane offers an insight into the people, moments and surroundings that set us apart from the rest. Accompanying this semi-permanent exhibition is a selection of panoramas from the Museum of Brisbane Collection. These sweeping views provide an intriguing overview of how Brisbane has grown since the early 1860s.

Until 2 August 2019 | BAD Curator Tours

For a deeper insight, join Curator Miranda Hine on a BAD tour, as she highlights the exciting established and emerging artists on show, and reveals the curatorial process and framework behind this mammoth celebratory showcase.

Until 7 August 2019 | BAD Exhibition Tours

Join the Visitor Experience Team for an illuminating afternoon of art insights during the weekly BAD Exhibition Tours. Discover the stories behind the incredible works created by BAD artists and designers, with practices that span robotics, performance art, video, installation, ceramics and painting.

Until 18 August 2019 | Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey: Stories of this Land

Roughsey was a figurehead and pioneer of Indigenous art and culture, throughout his career he explored traditional practices, stories and ceremonies, social effects caused by missionary activity, everyday life on Mornington Island, and his journey through Cape York.

Until 18 August 2019 | Arthur Boyd: Lanscape of the Soul

The Ipswich Art Gallery presents the only South East Queensland showing of the Bundanon Trust National Touring Exhibition "Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul" spanning the life of one of Australia’s most significant modern artists. From light-filled early landscapes to tormented figures in the bush, more than 60 paintings, prints and drawings drawn from major state and national collections, expose an inner landscape and the creative odyssey and complex genius of Arthur Boyd.

Until 6 September 2019 | Birdcage of the Bay exhibition 

Birdcage of the Bay is a recreation of the St Helena prison stockade, using plans from the collection of the Queensland State Archives and other historical sources to show the extent of the prison establishment and its myriad of prisoner stories.

Until 8 September 2019 | Plantation Voices

Through never-before-seen original photographs, rare and restricted historical papers, and newly commissioned artworks, Plantation Voices repatriates the living history of the unknown names and faces of people tricked or kidnapped into servitude as cheap labour in Queensland’s cane fields.

Until 6 October 2019 | I heard it on the radio: 25 years of 98.9FM Murri Country

In this free State Library of Queensland showcase, experience a recreation of a vintage 98.9FM recording studio and enjoy the sounds of Country as you explore the history of this transformative community radio station.

Until 9 October 2019 | NASA – A Human Adventure

Discover the exciting history of rocket science and space flight at the Queensland Museum, and learn about some of the most extraordinary accomplishments in space technology.

Until 30 November 2019 | Medibank Feel Good Program

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. All classes are held on the Little Stanley Street Lawns, except for Mums and Bubs Pilates which is held at South Bank Piazza and Aqua which is in the Boat Pool.

Until 29 December 2019 | Brunch Club at Beirne Lane

Doors open mid morning for three hours of a bottomless brunch featuring a smorgasbord of brunch delights from their beautiful open kitchen. Drink packages that range from one glass of bubbles on arrival to three hours of their premium bottomless champagne selected cocktails, spirits, premium beer and wine.

Every week | City Sounds

Support local artists and attend the City Sound acts around Brisbane with artists like Eddie Gazani & Douglas Aguiar, Bridget Brandolini, Christian Patey, Lance Galloway, Dave Orr Band, Nice Verdes and Majelen. 

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.

Every Friday | Big Fork Fridays

Shake up your end of the week plans with Big Fork Fridays—your fresh comedy hit every Friday night in Paddington. It’s comedy like you’ve never seen before as Big Fork Theatre’s crack team of comedians and improvisers guarantee a brand new night of comedy every Friday night at 7.30pm, direct from the old Paddington Substation.

Every Sunday | The Ultimate Bloody Mary Sundays @ Riverbar and Kitchen

Kicking back by the water with the perfect Sunday refreshment that you can eat and drink. Our Ultimate Bloody Mary is deliciousness at the top, and a continued party at the bottom with toppings including grilled chorizo, stuffed olives, pickled cucumber, cheddar cheese with a fried chicken and harissa slider, and of course a Bloody Mary to top it all off.

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