What's on this week | 22 - 28 April

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 23 April | Air Supply Orchestral

Air Supply—one of Australia’s most loved and successful musical exports - is set to return to eagerly awaiting fans in 2019 for a string of very special shows featuring an impressive twenty-piece orchestra.

Wednesday 24 April | The Greatest Love of All Starring Belinda Davids - A Tribute to Whitney Houston

The two-hour production will fill you with joy, nostalgia and wonderment as it takes you on a heartfelt journey through Houston’s greatest hits.

Thursday 25 April | Anzac Day Parade Brisbane 2019

The Anzac Day Parade in Brisbane has it's 103rd anniversary on 25 April 2019 having been continuously commemorated from the first Anzac Day in 1916. The 2019 Anzac Day Parade Brisbane will be lead by the Royal Australian Navy and recognise the contribution of Women in War in Group 2. The best position to view the Parade is on Adelaide Street, between George Street and Creek Street. The Parade runs between 10am and 1pm. Vehicle movement will be restricted within the Central Business District from 2am to 2pm.

Thursday 25 April | HAL Round 27 - Brisbane Roar FC versus Adelaide United

Be part of history when the Brisbane Roar take on Adelaide United in a spirited ANZAC Day clash at Suncorp Stadium. The commemorative event will pay tribute to the heroes who shaped our nation, by continuing to honour the fallen and care for the dependants of those who served.

Friday 26 April | Hand Heart Pocket Gala

The fifth Hand Heart Pocket Gala event is to be held at Queensland Parliament House. The event is a cocktail-style function, coupled with world-class musical performances, will be held in the Parliament House Red Chamber. All profits from this event will support Dementia research at QBI and community outreach projects at Dementia Australia.


Friday 26 April | Jazz Showcase

The very best of the jazz department will be on show in the Conservatorium Theatre, presenting a collage of acts featuring vocal and instrumental students alongside Queensland Conservatorium's premier big band, The Con Artists.

Friday 26 April | Zubin Kanga – Australian Premiere of Piano Ex Machina

Piano Ex Machina is the latest mind-bending piano and multimedia international tour by award-winning London-based pianist, Zubin Kanga. Kanga returns to Australia this April to perform newly commissioned ground-breaking works exploring video games, internet culture, 80s action cinema, sci-fi, 3D motion sensors, interactive visuals, analogue synths, stop-motion animation and Artificial Intelligence.

Saturday 27 April | Gigs and Picnics in City Botanic Gardens

Grab a blanket, picnic basket and bring a group to enjoy an afternoon of Gigs and Picnics in the City. You’ll find food trucks and live music at the free monthly event in City Botanic Gardens. If food trucks aren't your thing, pre-order a picnic basket from The Gardens Club. Think mellow jazz sounds, modern reggae and dub vibes, gypsy swing and more, against the beautiful backdrop of the City Botanic Gardens.

Saturday 27 April | Jurassic Park In Concert

Relive the magic of Jurassic Park on the big screen accompanied by a thrilling, live performance by Queensland Symphony Orchestra! Featuring visually stunning imagery and ground-breaking special effects, this epic film is sheer movie magic 65 million years in the making. Now audiences can experience Jurassic Park as never before: projected in HD with a full symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture.

Saturday 27 April | Brisbane Comedy Dinner Cruise

Make the most of your visit to Brisbane City or a night out as a Brisbane local and tickle your funny bone aboard the Brisbane Comedy Dinner Cruise. It's 3 hours of comedy, laughter and dancing!

Saturday 27 April | Human Nature 'Little More Love: A 30-Year Celebration' Tour

Australia's most-popular vocal group, Human Nature, are making a triumphant return home in 2019. They will embark on a dazzling national tour that will form a celebration for their loyal fans on the eve of the group's amazing 30 years of making music together.

Saturday 27 April | Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation Family Raceday

Join your favourite Nickelodeon and Dreamworks characters at Eagle Farm Racecourse for a fun day out for the entire family! Despicable Me™, How To Train Your Dragon 2™, Minions Dance Party™, Shimmer and Shine™ and Trolls™ will be here with an array of kids' workshops, character meet and greets and activities to enjoy!

Saturday 27 April | Hildegard of Bingen

A presentation by Carmel Bendon, writer, academic and presenter of all things medieval who has a PhD in Medieval Literature and a first class honours in Early English from Macquarie University. Her special research field is Medieval Mystics. Hildegard of Bingen was a Benedictine abbess who lived over 900 years ago. She is described as a polymath, visionary, leader, traveller, orator, composer, theologian and natural scientist.

Saturday 27 April | GABS Festival

In 2019, almost 120 different brewers and cider makers around Australia and New Zealand have answered that call and created something special just for you. For those brewers, it’s an opportunity to be creative, to push boundaries, and to showcase their talents. These beers and ciders are unique, one-off’s, limited release, and exclusive in every sense. On top of all the crazy beers and ciders, you can expect a range of food trucks, activities and live acts!

Friday 26 April - Sunday 28 April | Festival of Tibet 2019

Brisbane’s annual Festival of Tibet is an event to remember. Offering something for everyone, there’s discussion, art, music, intrigue and philosophy on show. A highlight includes the Mystical Tibet performance on the evening of Friday 26 April bringing together former Australian Greens leader and environmental activist Bob Brown in conversation with radio presenter, writer and journalist, Paul Barclay.

Saturday 27 April | Latin Bazaar Market

Get ready for more fun with Music, Traditional Latin meals, salsa lessons, dance performances and more! Have fun when you learn about Latin culture!

Sunday 28 April | Yurara Mini Market

Looking for a Mother's Day present? or a gift for yourself? Then come along to this market. Enjoy a $2 tea or coffee and mini muffin while you look at all the treasures, cards, small artworks, lino prints, jewelry, produce, plants, CDs, household items, bric-a-brac, second hand goods and more!

Sunday 28 April | QUT Classic

Kicking off at 7.30am with scenic 1 kilometre, 5 kilometre and 10 kilometre routes around QUT Gardens Point and the Central Business District, this all-inclusive, family friendly event will finish off with food and entertainment at Gardens Point campus with something for everyone. Join the fun if you'd like to compete as a team or individual, get fit, or simply hang out with your friends. All profits will be donated to the charity partner, the QUT Learning Potential Fund.

Sunday 28 April | Suitcase Rummage in Brisbane City

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!


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!

Until 28 April 2019 | High Tea of Easter at W Brisbane

The Easter Bunny was spotted hopping into Living Room Bar and left behind were three tiers of treats. Featuring an Aussie spin on all-time Easter faves, take in the sub-tropical surrounds and bring on the par-tea! Available in Living Room Bar Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Easter Monday this April.

Until 28 April 2019 | Playing with Light at Ipswich Art Gallery

Bring your kids to Ipswich Art Gallery this summer for an awesome hands-on experience the whole family can enjoy. This full-body interactive exhibition explores the big bright, colourful world full of light, lasers and lenses. With over 22 interactive exhibits, Playing with Light explores the role light plays in life and in the world.

Until 28 April 2019 | Micro Histories

Artworks and artefacts from the Museum of Brisbane and City of Brisbane Collections are paired with buildings by six of Brisbane’s most exciting architectural firms in Micro Histories, an exhibition exploring the relationship between architecture, art, people and place.

Until 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.

Until 7 May 2019 | Terrarium Making Workshop

Do you have a green thumb? Want to re-connect with nature and create your own mini garden in a glass bowl? In this class you will learn how to make a Terrarium, complete with layers of living ferns, moss and unique pieces of stone, crystal and timber.

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 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 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 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 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.

Every week | City Sounds

Support local artists and attend the City Sound acts around Brisbane with artists including Rubatuba, Hannaka, Jo Davie, Christian Patey, Josh Mcnz, The View From Madeleine's Couch 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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