What's on this week - Visit Brisbane


What's on this week | 27 January - 2 February

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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Luxe Sausage Sizzle | Monday 27 January

There’s no better way to celebrate the long weekend than with a sausage sizzle and beers in the sunshine at Brisbane’s premier riverside location, Stokebar Q. Come along for an all day party featuring a luxe $15 sausage sizzle menu by Executive Chef Ollie Hansford and paired selection of $7 Balter beers.

Tennis on the Lawn | Tuesday 28 January - Sunday 2 February

Hang out on the East Lawn with all games live on the big screen and table tennis for those wanting to play a match of their own. Grab an Aperol Spritz, a wood-fired pizza, lounge on a deck chair and gain full advantage.


Fort Lytton at Night - A Lost Story from the Great War | Friday 31 January

Fort Lytton at Night

"Fort Lytton at Night - A Lost Story from the Great War" is a unique promenade theatre performance, using sound and light to bring Fort Lytton's colonial fortifications to life. Come and experience Fort Lytton as though it were still operational. Be transported back in time and around the world as you follow the story of decorated First World War hero Raymond Augustus Stanley.

David Suchet | Friday 31 January - Saturday 1 February

For over 25 years he captivated millions worldwide as Agatha Christie’s elegant Belgian detective. Beyond Poirot, this Emmy and Olivier award winning actor has been celebrated for his portrayal of iconic roles such as Lady Bracknell, Cardinal Benelli, Freud, and many more. Discover why David Suchet is renowned for not only becoming the role, but also taking on the personalities of some of television and theatre’s most fascinating characters.

Amanda Palmer | Friday 31 January - Saturday 1 February

A triumphant return of an uncompromising artist, the unapologetic front-woman of The Dresden Dolls brings her critically acclaimed one-woman show down under. Fearless messages and intimate confessions, loaded with the drama of real life, this is the album her fans crowdfunded, and in return Palmer gives her all.

BrisAsia Festival | Saturday 1 - 29 February

Surf to City Brisbane Yacht Race | Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 February

No other race in Australia consists of two fleets, an offshore and inshore fleet, both starting and finishing at the same place. The Surf to City Yacht Race is also one of a handful of races that see both monohull and multihull yachts compete against each other.

Food Discovery Tours | Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 February

Experience Sunnybank’s unique cultural precinct and discover a world of culinary delights with our Food Discovery Tours. Designed for food lovers and budding cooks of all ages by experienced chef and tour guide Tony Ching. See the best places to eat and shop coupled with some great cultural stories and insights.


Jon Molvig: Maverick | Until 2 February 2020

Jon Molvig (1923-70) spent the greater part of his productive life in Brisbane where he dominated the art scene into the late 1960s. Outspoken and rebellious, Molvig was also a charismatic teacher whose uncompromising commitment to painting inspired a group of young artists. This survey acknowledges his contribution to the local art community, features his early, vibrant works drawing on European influences and brings his stylistic eclecticism to the fore.

Cirque du Soleil: KURIOS | Until 23 February 

Discover the cabinet of curiosities, a tale where time stands still, and audiences are transported to a fantasy world, where anything is possible. Poetic, joyous, absurd, fun and beautiful watch as gymnasts, acrobats, contortionists, clowns, actors and more bring alive a story that will have the whole family entertained. Featuring an extraordinary cast of 47 artists from across 17 different countries, you will not want to miss this enchanting performance.

Lloyd Rees | Until 1 March 2020

This exhibition at Museum of Brisbane showcases a selection of Lloyd Rees’ earliest recorded sketches, celebrating his skilful draughtsmanship and interest in capturing Brisbane’s diverse architecture.

New Woman | Until 15 March 2020

Fiercely independent, adventurous and often overlooked, Brisbane's female artists have employed passion and determination to ensure art in Brisbane finds its voice. Each generation has produced artwork in response to the rapidly changing social, cultural and economic circumstances of the city. New Woman traces vast changes in ideas of gender, artistic styles, subject matter and ways of seeing the world through sculpture, painting and photography.

Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages | Until 19 April 2020

Over 125 Queensland languages were once spoken, now around 50 of these remain spoken daily. Join the journey of six Queensland communities saving their traditional languages. Rediscover Queensland languages lost and reawakened by the strength of culture, identity and connection to Country.

High Rotation | Until 19 April 2020

High Rotation dives into the songs, stories and images of the Brisbane music scene, exploring a world of musicians, labels and producers, venues and fans. Featuring highlights over the past 30 years, High Rotation will reveal a snapshot of how popular music in Brisbane exploded from the local scene onto national and international stages.

WATER | Until 26 April 2020

Visitors are invited to explore this vital element which sustains all forms of life on Earth. From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, the exhibition will highlight this precious resource and spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges we face today.

Every week | City Sounds

Support local artists and attend the City Sound acts around Brisbane with artists like Cachicamo Latin Harp and Shanasheel.

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 Friday | Livewired Comedy

Make your Sunday the starting point for an amazing week full of belly laughs, catching up with mates and getting to know the best in the local comedy scene.

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