What's on this week | 20 - 26 August

With Winter in full swing, Brisbane is showing no signs of slowing down with a jam-packed week of activities, music, eating, theatre and sport.

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Monday 20, Tuesday 21 & Thursday 23 August | P!NK Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018

Renowned around the world as one of the most dynamic live performers of her generation, Australia’s favourite international pop icon P!NK is bringing us her Beautiful Trauma World Tour.

Wednesday 22 August | Courtney Barnett

Celebrated as one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock, this Australian singer-writer will play her signature songs that flip between political and personal (with face-melting guitars) at The Tivoli this month. 

Wednesday 22 August | Black Ox Dining x Quely Wines 

Black Ox Dining are working together with Quealy Wines to produce a unique five course menu with matched wines totally based around the use of fire. 

Wednesday 22 - Sunday 26 August | Australian Virtual Reality Film Festival 2018

Experience the next generation of film at Australia’s first film festival dedicated solely to virtual reality technology. The festival will show the world’s best virtual reality short films, music videos, documentaries and creative works.

Thursday 23 August | Chow Thursdays @ Heya Bar

Payday Friday is only a few hours away but for now we’re calling for everything cheap and Heya Bar has answered. Everything on the street eats menu is $5 from 5pm so sink your teeth into panko prawns, chicken bao, dumplings and cheeseburger spring rolls for a cheap but delicious meal.


Friday 24 August | Gather 'n' Graze Long-Table Dinner 

The buds will be bursting in the South Burnett and we’re counting down to spring with our inaugural ‘Gather 'n' Graze’ feast. It’s a banquet of brilliance, a festival of local flavour and colour, prepared by imaginative chef Mike Kirwin – and don't forget the free-flowing Clovely Estate wine.

Friday 24 - Sunday 26 August | Brisbane Boat Show

Whether you’re boating and fishing on the inland waterways of Queensland or prefer the open waters off the coast, the Brisbane Boat Show promises everything for this state’s avid boatie, with new vessels, new tackle and loads of technology designed to make your day out even more enjoyable.

Ends Friday 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!

Starts Friday 24 August | Dark Emu by Bangarra Dance Company

Major new dance work, Dark Emu, arrives from Bangara, a company using compelling contemporary dance, soul-stirring soundscapes and uniquely Australian stories. Inspired by Bruce Pascoe’s award-winning book of the same name, Dark Emu explores the vital life force of flora and fauna in a series of dance stories directed by Stephen Page.  

Saturday 25 August | Beats on Pointe @ Brisbane Powerhouse

After selling out London West End’s Peacock Theatre in less than six weeks, one of Masters of Choreography’s most successful productions, Beats on Pointe, is showcasing their last show in Brisbane at the Brisbane Powerhouse

Saturday 25 August | Technicolour Multicultural Festival

Head along to this free community event in Newmarket to taste various foods, see cultural performances, and have fun at the Family Fun Zone.

Saturday 25 August | Gigs & Picnics

Grab a blanket, picnic basket and your mates for an afternoon of Gigs & Picnics in The City. You'll find food trucks and an awesome line-up of musicians providing mellow jazz sounds, modern reggae, dub, gypsy swing and more once a month in the City Botanic Gardens.

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 August | Redcliffe KiteFest

Yes, the colour and fun of Redcliffe Kite Fest is back on the bay this August. Head to Pelican Park in Clontarf for a weekend of family fun, kite flying, music, roving performers and more.

Sunday 26 August | Bridge to Brisbane Day

Run/slowly die as you cross three of Brisbane’s most iconic bridges in this 10km fun run. Getting up bright and early on a Sunday morning may be a struggle but the sunrise and necessary café breakfast after makes it all worth it. 

Sunday 26 August | Expo Liaison

Presented by Triple J, this event will have you jamming out to a stellar lineup featuring Client Liaison with special guest John Farnham and performances by Alice Ivy / KON (USA) and DJ John Howard to name a few. Get your tickets and get your groove on.

Sunday 26 August | I Like Ramen pop-up @ The Coop Bistro

Vegans no longer have to miss out on this hot Japanese delicacy as the highly-popular purveyors of vegan ramen are temporarily opening their doors at The Coop Bistro on Sundays. You only have until September 2 to get your hands on boneless broth topped with vegan delights. 

Ends Sunday 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 30 August | Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful tells the inspirational true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise from teenage songwriter to global superstar. Featuring hit songs from one of the great songwriting eras, including Natural Woman, I Feel The Earth Move, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling, You’ve Got A Friend, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, and Locomotion.

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.

Until 30 September | West Village: Salt Meats Cheese X Gilato Messina 

West Village is bringing a slice of Rome to West End this July! Come and gorge yourself on pizza, sip espresso and indulge in some gelato cakes. This pop-up lane-way will be open 7 days a week, running until the end of September. So come and enjoy some Italian style feasting, wander the cobblestone lane-way and dream that you are in Italy for the spring.

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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