What's on this week | 25 June - 1 July

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 25 June | All-you-can-eat pizza @ Salt Meats Cheese 

Salt Meats Cheese 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.

Starts Tuesday 26 June | QPAC’s Out of the Box 

Out of the Box Dance

Get your little ones creative and take them along to Out of the Box. Kids eight and under can enjoy eight days of cultural activities that celebrate and support learning, play, curiosity and discovery. 

Tuesday 26 June | Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts: Buddy Holly and Friends

This is an extra special encore one-hour concert by Chris Knight performing Buddy Holly favourites and a selection of rock n roll anthems from Buddy's contemporaries from the same era. Backed by his own four-piece band, this concert promises to be rock n roll heaven. 

Wednesday 27 June | Pub Trivia! At Newstead Brewing Co. 

Join in on the world’s least crap pub trivia at Newstead Brewing Co in Milton. Beer, fun and prizes galore have just made your Wednesday nights that much better. 

Thursday 28 June| OperaQ’s Opera Romance 

Celebrate the careers of Antoinette Halloran and Rosario La Spina as they share backstage stories and perform their favourite opera arias and duets. Antoinette and Rosario will be joined by members of the Open Stage Community Chorus for this one-evening-only performance.

Friday 29 June | $1 oysters and $10 cocktails at Madame Rouge

Madame Rouge Bar & Bistro

It's absurd to think that delicious and fresh oysters could be going for only a dollar – but believe it. Oysters are $1, cocktails are $10 but the good times are all free at Madame Rouge on Thursday and Friday nights from 4-6pm.  


Starts Saturday 30 June |Brisbane BBQ Festival 

The grills will belit for two full days with more barbecue than you can poke your tongs at. Expect barbecue stalls, bars, barbecue markets, live music, entertainment, and, of course, the Brisbane BBQ Championships.

Starts Saturday 30 June | Scenic Rim Eat Local Week 

Taste food and wine from the Scenic Rim at this festival of farm tours, cooking classes, producer dinners, pop-up cafes and other free or low-cost activities. Connect with your farmers and learn about where food comes from. Star event, the Winter Harvest Festival, will be held on 7 July.

Starts Saturday 30 June | Snow4Kids Festival 

Snow4Kids Festival is back these winter school holidays – bringing the snow ball fights to Brisbane. This winter wonderland is a place to create long-lasting family memories while building snowmen, throwing snowballs, playing in the snow and sliding down the majestic toboggan hill.

Starts Saturday 30 June | World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 

The world’s most compelling, controversial and intimate moments – as captured by award-winning photojournalists from around the globe – will be on show at the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018. Each year this incredible exhibition travels to the city showing incredible and unbelievable moments from the past year.

Starts Saturday 30 June | Wynnum Central Beach Volleyball 

The Wynnum Wading pool is turning into a beach volleyball court again this winter. Using the courts is free, and you can even compete alongside elite beach volleyball players at Brisbane’s newest sporting arena.

Ends Saturday 30 June | OperaQ’s The Merry Widow

Graeme Murphy directs a fresh take on Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow, starring two of Australia’s most charistmatic opera performers David Hobson and Natalie Christie Peluso. Setting this classic operetta amid the Art Deco glamour of Paris gives new life to the traditional love story between Hanna and her playboy ex-lover Danilo. 

Sunday 1 July | Bands in Parks: Sunday Jazz by the River in Newstead Park

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz in this unique heritage setting for a lazy Sunday by the Brisbane River. Bring your own picnic blankets, friends, family and furry friends. Bands include Brisbane City Big Band, Steamboat Jazz and small ensembles.

Ends Sunday 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.

Starting Friday 22 June | Skating At Festival

King George Square is being transformed into a winter wonderland with Brisbane’s Skating At pop-up ice-skating rink. Beyond the open-air ice rink, expect magical lighting, music, rides including ice slides, Kanga skating aids and delicious food and drink.

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 11 August | 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.

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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