What's on this week | 10 - 16 December

As we head into the final months of the year, 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?

Tuesday 11 December | Trivia at Archive Beer Boutique

Test your general knowledge with trivia on Tuesday evenings. Get a group together or come alone if your friends aren’t smart enough – there’s plenty of room and beers for everyone.

Wednesday 12 December | Opinion Trivia at Special Rub

What's opinion trivia you might ask? Well it's kind of like pub trivia, but there are no right or wrong answers! No need to be smart, as the most average and the most unique people win the prizes. 

Wednesday 12 December | Jim Jefferies @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Australian stand-up comedian, political commentator and writer Jim Jefferies is performing at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre this Wednesday night

Thursday 13 December | Beirne Lane Fashion Fair 

From 4-9pm weekly, Brisbane's hottest independent fashion and accessory labels will showcase their efforts at Beirne Lane in Fortitude Valley. This artfully curated market will fill the entire ground floor of the heritage listed T.C Beirne building, with a rotating line up of 20 stallholders.

Thursday 13 December | Tuna filleting display at Mercado on King Street

Mercado's Japanese sushi expert is a born performer and every Thursday night at 6.30 will be filleting a 70kg Big Eye Tuna before your eyes.


Friday 14 December | Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory

Come see your Brisbane Roar take on the 2017/18 Hyundai A-League Champions, Melbourne Victory. This is the first time we will see Japanese football legend Kesuki Honda grace the field of Suncorp Stadium in Victory colours.

Friday 14 December | Museum Twilight Market @ The Workshops Rail Museum

Combining quality handmade market stalls, food vendors, a licensed bar, a free craft workshop, childrens entertainment, live music and AUD10 torchlight tours of The Workshops Rail Museum, the Museum Twilight Markets are a great event for the whole family!

Starts Friday 14 December | Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker

the nutcracker

Christmas isn’t officially here until you see Queensland Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker. With the magnificent music of Tchaikovsky and lavish sets and costumes, Ben Stevenson’s production of The Nutcracker is a must-see Christmas treat.

Starts Friday 14 December | Carols by Twilight

We wish you a merry Christmas – and one filled with joyous song! South Bank Parklands’ Carols by Twilight makes River Quay its home from 6-8pm. There’ll be Cigany Weaver, SCAT and the Queensland Show Choir to name just a few. All sessions are free to watch.

Starts Friday 14 December | Christmas Parade presented by David Jones

The annual Christmas Parade presented by David Jones will march its merry way through the Queen Street Mall and Albert Street right into King George Square. The parade will take place at 7pm until 7.30pm every night, so there’s plenty of opportunities to see the amazing glowing floats light up little faces.

Starts Friday 14 December | Christmas Cinema

The Christmas Cinema springs to life at 8.15pm nightly, offering a smorgasbord of free, family-favourites that will add a twinkle to your eye and make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Unfurl on River Quay’s inviting lawn, surround yourself with tasty snacks, sip on a cool drink and welcome in Christmas the relaxing way.

Starts Friday 14 December | Christmas Gift Market

A ribbon of cheerful stalls weaves their way through South Bank this December, each offering a trove of unique trinkets and treasures. While wandering, you can also snack on tastebud-tempting market-fare. All stalls are open from 3pm to 10pm daily.

Saturday 15 December | The Society Summer Series

Celebrate the beauty of Summer with free-flowing Chandon sparkling wine, house beers and wine and delectable charcuterie stations at Brisbane’s most gorgeous rooftop bar – The Society Rooftop.

Saturday 15 December | QAGOMA Christmas Design Market

Nearly 50 independent craft and design artists will feature at the market, to be held outside the Gallery of Modern Art at South Brisbane from 9am to 4pm. The QAGOMA Design Market is the place to find a wide variety of high-quality handmade objects and gifts—ceramics, jewellery, homewares, paper products and more!

Starts Saturday 15 December | The Xpress Fun Train returns to South Bank

Choo-choo, all aboard! Get ready to ride the Xpress Fun Train during the school holidays at South Bank. The trackless train will wind its way from one end of the Parklands to the other until 27 January. 

Until Sunday 16 December | Christmas Festival @ Brisbane Powerhouse

The World Food Markets are bringing a Christmas festival to Brisbane Powerhouse. Gather your family, friends & fur babies to come along to a community twilight picnic and enjoy live music and food & market stalls with heaps of goodies and presents for all your Christmas shopping needs.


Until 20 December | A Christmas Carol

This December, Charles Dickens’ classic tale of compassion, forgiveness and redemption is brought to magical life in a brand-new adaptation by award-winning theatre company, shake and stir.

Until 23 December | Carols in the Reservoir 

Are you ready for a new season of Carols in the reservoir. The people of Brisbane love carols, and what could be more mystical about celebrating Christmas than celebrating in the Spring Hill Reservoir, being serenaded by world-class performers singing traditional Christmas favourites with Carols in the Reservoir.

Starts Friday 7 December | Gold Lotto City Hall Lights

Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular

The Gold Lotto City Hall Lights return with an enchanting, brand new story of an Aussie Christmas with an international twist. Showing nightly from December 7 to 24, the custom designed animation wows crowds every fifteen minutes between 7.30pm and midnight.

Until late December | Tanqueray Terrace @ Customs House

The pop-up bar will showcase four Tanqueray Gins, mixed with a range of premium Fever Tree Tonics and a citrus pairing for a match made in gin heaven. Not to mention the menu has been designed to compliment the Tanqueray gins with key stand out dishes including the fried pumpkin flowers with goats cheese, sun-dried tomato and thyme with a preserved lemon dressing, smoked trout and sweetcorn fritters and the Moreton Bay bug milk bun with gem lettuce and cocktail sauce.

Until 28 January 2019 | Monkeys: A Primate Story

Featuring 60 spectacular taxidermy specimens and articulated skeletons, Monkeys! is a unique chance to discover a collection that’s been over two centuries in the making. Ranging from the tiny mouse lemur to the mighty gorilla, get to know our closest living relatives through this hands-on, immersive exhibition.

Until 10 February 2019 | Brisbane Bandits 2018/19 Season

Three time National Champions are ready to take home the cup again. Come down to Wild Moose Stadium in Newmarket to watch professional Baseball, live entertainment, cold drinks, food trucks and lots more.

Until 31 March 2019 | Moonlight Cinema 

Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite and largest outdoor cinema. Watch advance screenings, summer blockbusters and cult classics under the stars in one of Brisbane's most iconic inner-city green spaces, Roma Street Parkland, all summer long.

Until 21 April 2019 | Easton Pearson Exhibition

Stunning patterns, luxe fabric, unique designs with exquisite detail are all indicative of Australian fashion label Easton Pearson. Brisbane fashion icons Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson have personally selected 200 garments as part of a retrospective for the Museum of Brisbane. Fashionistas don’t miss out on this one.

Until 25 April 2019 | 2018/19 Hyundai A-League Season

Cheer on the Brisbane Roar as they go head to head in season 14 of the Hyundai A-League season. Captain Matt McKay and his teammates want you to be the 12th man at Suncorp Stadium and join them to #RoarAsOne!

Ends 28 April 2019 | 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

Zico Albaiquni / When it Shook – The Earth stood Still (After Pirous) 2018 / Image courtesy: The artist and Yavuz Gallery

Having been deprived of GOMA’s contemporary art series for too long, we happily announce that the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) will be available for viewing during spring and summer. Since 1993, the APT series has drawn more than three million visitors and boasts one of the world’s most significant collections of contemporary Asian and pacific art – so don’t miss it.

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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