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What's on in Brisbane

Brisbane's calendar is gearing up with activities, music, eating, theatre and sports galore. To help you stay in the know, we’ll keep you updated on what’s on around Brisbane and what local businesses are good to go.

SEA MONSTERS: PREHISTORIC OCEAN PREDATORS | 20 NOV - 3 MAY

Move over jaws, this summer there are new ocean predators in town and they are taking up residence at Queensland Museum as part of Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Ocean Predators exhibition. Explore underwater life and come face to face with prehistoric sea monsters featured in more than 70 exhibits. 

THE MOTORCYCLE: DESIGN, ART, DESIRE | NOV 28 – APRIL 26 2021

A highlight of the summer season at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is The Motorcycle, a world-exclusive exhibition celebrating the art, design and history of motorcycling. With more than 100 motorcycles from the 1860s to today, the exhibition kicks off November 28 and will run through until April 26, 2021.

EAT STREET IS BACK! | Every Fri & Sat 4pm to 10pm, Sunday 4pm to 9pm

 

Food lovers rejoice! The ultimate foodie haven is reopening it’s fairy-lit gates so we can all get our food-coma’s back on. Head back to Eat Street Northshore for all the food truck goodness. Reopening for weekends from Friday December 4th.

AUSTRALIAN VENUE CO 'HAPPY DAYS' OFFER | JAN

While it may sound too good to be true, Australian Venue Co has created the ultimate multi-venue happy hour - “Happy Days”. They’re helping you stick to your new year, new me budget with 50% off your food and drink bill at all of their venues, from 5–6pm every single day (yep, weekends included until 31 January!) Some Brisbane venues include Buffalo Bar, The Regatta, Darling & Co, Friday’s, Kingsley's & The Wickham. Click here for more info on this delicious deal!

SHREK THE MUSICAL | 9 JAN - 7 FEB

Shrek is an unlikely hero once again, coming to Brisbane’s QPAC as the first musical at 100% capacity in Australia since COVID-19! This lavish multi-million dollar musical, with its all-star cast soon to be announced, will open at the Lyric Theatre from 9 January 2021. Tickets on sale Thursday, 3 December 2020 at 9am.

VODAFONE TEST SERIES V INDIA | STARTING 15 JAN

Cricket

Brisbane’s home of cricket - The Gabba, will be hosting the major sporting event of the summer, the final Australia VS India cricket test match. Kicking off mid January, the last leg of this series will be held on our home soil, so get your tickets quick to support our boys and watch them take home the win in Brisbane.

PIXAR PUTT PUTT | UNTIL 7 FEB

Pixar Putt

Australia's mini golf sensation Pixar Putt returns to Brisbane with five new holes inspired by Disney-Pixar favourites. Tickets available via the Ticketek website.

OPERA UNDER THE STARS | 22 JAN

Whether you are an avid fan or new to the world of opera, experience classic and contemporary arias of love, betrayal and merriment at Brisbane Racing Carnival’s Opera Under the Stars!  Sip away at your sparkling to the sounds of renowned composers including Mozart, Puccini and Rossini, as well as renditions of jazz favourites!

GONDWANA FESTIVAL | 1-31 MARCH 

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Get your walking shoes and a sense of adventure ready! The Gondwana Festival is a month-long celebration of the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests. 

The Festival includes guided walks, talks and exclusive adventures from the base camps (and luxury lodges) of Binna Binna Mountain Lodge and Park Tours, O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat and Mt Barney Lodge.

BRISBANE STREET ART FESTIVAL | ONGOING

Street art is popping up around Brisbane and Ipswich. Six walls around Ipswich have been transformed as part of the Brisbane Street Art Festival, with a seventh currently being worked on by local Indigenous artist Rachael Sarra.

Museum of Brisbane Bauhaus Now Exhibition | NOW

Bauhaus Now brings to life the story of how revolutions ideas of the Wiemar Republic in Germany influenced modernist art, design, architecture right here in Brisbane.

CITY SOUNDS | NOW

Free live music by local performers in The City? Sounds like City Sounds. Check out the gig guide here.

QUEENSLAND TRANSPORT MUSEUM | NOW

History buffs should take a trip to the Queensland Transport Museum, at Gatton in the Lockyer Valley, and check out its newest occupant - Brisbane City Council's oldest bus, a mint condition 1948 AEC Regal III chassis with Commonwealth Engineering body built in Sydney.

LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY | NOW

Brisbane’s famous wildlife sanctuary has re-awoken with more things to see and do. You can now see the Raptor Show, Sheepdog Show, visit the Platypus House, pat a koala and get takeaway treats from The Sleepy Koala. Pre-bookings essential.

MIRIMAR CRUISES | NOW

See Brisbane from a different angle by letting Mirimar Cruises take you to and from Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary via a leisurely cruise from South Bank.

IPSWICH NATURE CENTRE | NOW

Cute Australian wildlife and farm animals are yours to enjoy at the reopened Ipswich Nature Reserve in Queens Park. Entry is free but a gold coin donation is always appreciated. Limited numbers apply at this time.

AL WEIWEI, BOOMERANG 2006 | QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY | NOW

Be spellbound by ‘Ai Weiwei’s Boomerang 2006’, an immense object made of 270 000 crystal pieces that fill the soaring space of the QAG’s Watermall.

MUSEUM OF BRISBANE | NOW

Our teller of Brisbane’s stories, the Museum of Brisbane, has reopened with the launch of The Storytellers free exhibition, which uncovers Brisbane’s histories, myths and tales through fact, fiction, interpretation and creative narrative as told by nine of the city’s top wordsmiths. It features stories by Victoria Carless, Simon Cleary, Matthew Condon, Trent Dalton, Nick Earls, Benjamin Law, Hugh Lunn, Kate Morton and Ellen van Neerven.

Explorers can also rejoice - the Clock Tower Tours and Brisbane City Hall Tours have recommenced, as have new walking tours of the city.

VEUVE CLICQUOT CHALET | NOW

Customs House's winter pop-up has arrived - a French Alp-style winter paradise complete with individual pop-up Igloo chalets, Veuve Clicquot by the glass or bottle, cocktails and a mild-winter menu which is partly inspired by local seafood.

SOUND SOCIETY | FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

River Quay

Sit back and relax while tuning into the smooth vocals and unique sounds of Brisbane’s celebrated up and coming artists, surrounded by panoramic parkland views. Pack your own spread or purchase a takeaway bite from the surrounding precinct eateries. And if you’re attending a Sound Society at River Quay, a sundowner is your perfect sunset accessory with the venue licensed from 10am - 8pm daily.

BEER YOGA | WEDNESDAYS

Our two favourite things are together at last. Join Beer Yoga is on the Felons Brewing Co lawn at Howard Smith Wharves each Wednesday from 5.30pm-6.15pm. BYO mat.

KIDS COLLECTIVE | THURSDAYS

Parents can rejoice with the news that free Kids Collective activities, designed to educate, entertain and develop children through music, games, craft, storytelling and more, have returned to Thursdays at South Bank.

BRISBANE CITY MARKETS | WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

Chose from a premium selection of farm fresh produce, premium local meats, artisan goods, trawler direct seafood, authentic baked goods and more right in the heart of Brisbane City - Wednesdays at Reddacliff Place, Thursdays at Cathedral Square.

BRISBANE TWILIGHT CRUISE | THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

Enjoy this fabulous sunset cruise on the Brisbane River with Mirimar Cruises. Receive a complimentary cocktail on boarding and take a leisurely cruise to the Brisbane Powerhouse where a welcome drink, appetizer and backstage tour await before a return cruise amid the dazzling city lights.

JAN POWERS FARMERS MARKETS | SATURDAYS

Jan Power Farmers' Markets at The Brisbane Powerhouse

Make tracks for the Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday mornings where you'll find fresh produce, handmade products, artisan wares and delicious food.

SUNDAYS ON THE LAWN | SUNDAYS

If you've got the mobile munchies, head to the Brisbane Powerhouse on Sunday afternoons to seek out sought-after food trucks and music by the Jazz Music Institute.

BRUNCH WITH BITE | SUNDAYS

You'll be on Cloud Nine with Cloudland's Brunch with Bite, a decadent brunch hosted by spicy drag performers.

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