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What's on in Brisbane

Brisbane's calendar is gearing up with activities, music, eating, theatre and sports galore. To help you stay in the know, we’ll keep you updated on what’s on around Brisbane and what local businesses are good to go.

QAGOMA - VOLUNTEER GUIDED TOUR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN ART | 1 SEPTEMBER - 30 NOVEMBER

Join a 30 minute tour from one of QAGOMA's passionate volunteer guides as they take you through the exhibition. As tour capacity is limited, secure a place by registering your details with staff at the information desk on arrival at the gallery.

ROM COMS & NOM NOMS | 9 SEPTEMBER - 28 OCTOBER

Enjoy mid-week Rom Coms & Nom Noms at Brisbane City’s FREE pop-up cinema, plus pop-up bar! The inner-city green space of Post Office Square will be host to a line-up of popular romantic comedies, and a pop-up bar catered by Isles Lane. Every Wednesday night of September & October from 5.00pm - 8pm (movie start time of 6.00pm) at Post Office Square, Brisbane City.

BRISBANE SPRING RACING CARNIVAL| 10 OCTOBER – 3 NOVEMBER

Get excited, this year’s Spring Racing Carnival is set to be one to remember with five race days showcasing live local races, interstate action on super screens around course, all-day entertainment and bespoke pop-up bars & eateries. Grab some mates and get track side.

Museum of Brisbane Bauhaus Now Exhibition | 18 September

Bauhaus Now brings to life the story of how revolutions ideas of the Wiemar Republic in Germany influenced modernist art, design, architecture right here in Brisbane.

KombiAlley Drive-Thru Dessert Festival| 18 September - 4 October

Pour some sugar on me Eat Street! That's right you can order your favourite sweet things such as cronuts, doughnuts, cannoli, super shakes, and take home ice-cream all from the comfort of your car. Tune in to 88.1 FM to listen to Eats streets own Drive-Thru -DJ Johnny Drama.

Hops & Hounds | 27 September to 27 December

On the last Sunday of every month, The Pumpyard Bar and Brewery is holding Hops and Hounds. Bring your best furry friend to enjoy house-made doggy treats that use the spent grain from the brewing process while you knock back a cold one. We give it 5 out of 5 Woofs.

SUNCORP SUPER NETBALL 2020 GRAND FINAL | 18 October

Following the national netball league relocating to Brisbane for the full 60 matches of the Suncorp Super Netball series, the Grand Final will be held at the Nissan Arena on 18 October. The new two-goal Super Shot guarantees a nail-biting finish!

2020 TOYOTA AFL GRAND FINAL | 24 October

If you haven’t already heard, the AFL grand final will be played at Brisbane’s Gabba on 24th October. For more information on how you can get involved in this once in a lifetime footy festival, click here.

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | 1 OCTOBER – 11 OCTOBER

QAGOMA has brought back the BIFF! Across 11 days, #BIFF2020 celebrates contemporary international and Australian screen culture with new release features and documentaries, shorts programs and retrospectives, alongside screenings with live music, conversations, panel discussions and more. Get your film buff on and find out more here.

QPAC – QUEENSLAND'S OWN | 16 OCTOBER - DECEMBER

The ‘PAC is back! A world-class program of ballet, theatre, opera, classical music and circus is returning to QPAC.

The 'Queensland's Own' program includes the extraordinary talent of Queensland-based artists on display from Opera Queensland, Queensland Ballet, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Theatre and Circa Contemporary Circus.

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.

CITY SOUNDS | NOW

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

QUEENSLAND TRANSPORT MUSEUM | NOW

History buffs should take a trip to the Queensland Transport Museum, at Gatton in the Lockyer Valley, and check out its newest occupant - Brisbane City Council's oldest bus, a mint condition 1948 AEC Regal III chassis with Commonwealth Engineering body built in Sydney.

LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY | NOW

Brisbane’s famous wildlife sanctuary has re-awoken with more things to see and do. You can now see the Raptor Show, Sheepdog Show, visit the Platypus House, pat a koala and get takeaway treats from The Sleepy Koala. Pre-bookings essential.

MIRIMAR CRUISES | NOW

See Brisbane from a different angle by letting Mirimar Cruises take you to and from Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary via a leisurely cruise from South Bank.

IPSWICH NATURE CENTRE | NOW

Cute Australian wildlife and farm animals are yours to enjoy at the reopened Ipswich Nature Reserve in Queens Park. Entry is free but a gold coin donation is always appreciated. Limited numbers apply at this time.

AL WEIWEI, BOOMERANG 2006 | QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY | NOW

Be spellbound by ‘Ai Weiwei’s Boomerang 2006’, an immense object made of 270 000 crystal pieces that fill the soaring space of the QAG’s Watermall.

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 CHALET | NOW

Customs House's winter pop-up has arrived - a French Alp-style winter paradise complete with individual pop-up Igloo chalets, Veuve Clicquot by the glass or bottle, cocktails and a mild-winter menu which is partly inspired by local seafood.

SOUND SOCIETY | FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

River Quay

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.

BRISBANE TWILIGHT CRUISE | THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

Enjoy this fabulous 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.

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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