What's on this week | 8 - 14 October

As we head into Spring, Brisbane is showing no signs of slowing down with a jam-packed week of activities, music, eating, theatre and sport.

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Tuesday 16 October | Final Cocky Trivia @ The Flying Cock

There’s so many reasons to stay cocky, and winning The Coop Bistro’s trivia is certainly one of them.

Wednesday 17 October | Black Ox Dining @ Steam Train Espresso

Black Ox Dining will be hosting their final event and will be cooking up their seven-course degustation menu focused on spring and all its produce, think spring Honey from their bee hives and plenty of tasty produce from their own garden.

Thursday 18 October | Montana Art Project Opens in West End

Brisbane's newest paint and sip venue is opening this week. BYO wine, socialise with friends and create your very own masterpiece to take home and show off your painting capabilities. 

Thursday 18 October | Last $3 Taco Thursday @ The Coop Bistro

It's the end of an era. The Coop Bistro in Fortitude Valley is officially closing its doors next week so there's limited time to get your hands on all the $3 tacos on Thursdays. 

Thursday 18 October | Cheese tasting Class: World's Best Cheeses

It's a cheese and wine kind of Thursday so get ready to sample world class cheeses while sipping on glasses of wine at Wandering Cooks. Expect at least six different cheese including triple creams, washed rinds and semi hards in different milk types. 


Friday 19 October | Ripiena Soft Launch

A pasta laboratory is opening in Fortitude Valley this week. The focus is on fresh, filled pasta made daily to either take home or enjoy in the small onsite eatery – this is true, classic Italian at its finest.

Starts Friday 19 October | OperaQ’s Don Giovanni

Rising international star Duncan Rock makes his Australian debut in Don Giovanni. One of Mozart’s best works for a reason, witness the compelling tale of an iconic antihero’s final days of pleasure as he roars towards his ultimate destruction, wreaking havoc in the lives of everyone he encounters. 

Saturday 12 October | Jacaranda Gin Fest

Celebrate Brisbane raining purple this Spring as the jacarandas come into bloom with a gin and botanicals festival at King Street. Gin connoisseurs and liquor lovers can enjoy all the cocktails and drinks from Australian and international distilleries while nibbling on bites from food trucks and listening to live entertainment this Saturday. 

Sunday 21 October | O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards Longest Spring Lunch

Kick your shoes off and sink your feet into the soft grass at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards by the bubbling waters of the Canungra Creek while you indulge in a delicious three course shared platter menu featuring the best produce from the Scenic Rim.

Sunday 21 October | World Travel Expo

Kick off your travel planning for 2019 at the World Travel Expo this weekend. Learn from air, land, rail and cruise suppliers to start dreaming of your next holiday.

Starts Sunday 21 October | 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 Sunday 21 October | Sugar Republic @ Valley Metro

Sugar Republic is a new interactive Insta-museum celebrating confectionery, desserts and chocolate through 12 sensory spaces. Visitors are offered edible treats as they explore the design-led space, specially created for the event by local food artisans and iconic brands.

Ends Sunday 21 October | Brisbane International Film Festival

Across 11 days, BIFF 2018 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.


Until 4 November | Priscilla Queen of the Desert @ QPAC

Join the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime.

Until late November  | 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 1 December | Medibank Feel Good Program

Medibank Feel Good Program

Get fit for free at South Bank Parklands this Spring with the Medibank Feel Good Program. There's yoga, pilates, HIIT, energy, mums & bubs, tai chi, zumba and aqua classes that are all run by qualified instructors – feel the burn!

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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