What's on this week | 16 - 22 April

With Autumn 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 23 April | 2nd chance Monday’s at Remy’s 

Missed out on Remy’s 2-4-1 burger deal on Sunday? Don’t fret as you can grab half-priced buns on Monday between 6-8pm. That’s a juicy burger for only $6 – take my money!

Tuesday 24 April | Art of the Palate @ Treasury Brisbane 

Enjoy fine food, local art and wine from Cape Mentelle in an evening of decadent dining at the Treasury Brisbane. Hear from emerging Brisbane artist Angela Wilson and Cape Mentelle Estate Director Cameron Murphy while you’re treated to a four-course modern Australian menu. 

Wednesday 25 April | Pub Choir @ The Triffid

Sing your heart out with mates and a few hundred strangers while sipping on a cold brew when Pub Choir returns to The Triffid this Wednesday. 

Wednesday 25 April | Anzac Day Parade in Brisbane City 

Anzac Day Parade

If you missed the dawn service, head into the city for the annual Anzac Day Parade along Adelaide St starting at 10am. 

Thursday 26 April | Squeeze @ The Tivoli

After reforming a decade ago, Squeeze is finally returning Down Under and bringing a soundtrack of the 70s and 80s into full focus with guest punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke 

Thursday 26 April | David O’Doherty: You Have to Laugh 

David O’Doherty is coming back to Australia with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986.

Starts Thursday 26 April | Spanish Film Festival @ Palace Cinemas 

Palace Cinemas is celebrating its 21st Spanish Film festival with 25 carefully selected films celebrating the culture and cinema of Spain.


Friday 27 April – Sunday 29 April | Festival of Tibet 

Immerse yourself in Tibetan culture with workshops, exhibitions, Tibetan food, public talks. Jetsun Pema la, sister of the Dalai Lama will open the festival with an evening of story and song, while Michael Leunig will create several works of art in real time over the following days. 

Saturday 28 April | Bite Sip Stroll 


Occurring only four times a year, you have to get in quick to enjoy this progressive fine-dining lunch experience. Enjoy a wine and plate at four of Brisbane’s best restaurants including Urbane, Esquire, Pony and Otto Ristorante over one Saturday lunch.

Saturday 28 April | 2018 Festival of Chariots 

Brisbane City will come alive to celebrate the joys and festivities of Eastern culture. The Festival of Chariots will involve free activities for the family including pulling a large, coloured wooden chariot through the streets of Brisbane, art stalls, live entertainment, music and dancing; face painting and delicious food and drinks.

Saturday 28 April | Harry Styles Live on Tour 

Although we’re a little sad the entire One Direction crew won’t be joining, girls everywhere are queuing to see the teen heartthrob perform his recently released self-titled album. 

Saturday 28 April | Queensland Reds v South African Lions 

Queensland Reds wide

Show your colours and get to Suncorp Stadium to support the Queensland Reds this season. The boys need all your support behind them as they tackle some tough competition.

Ends Saturday 28 April | The Society Autumn Series

The Society Autumn Series is here for a good time not a long time, so grab some friends and book tickets for the rooftop bar in Eagle Farm Racecourse to enjoy flowing bubbles, delectable charcuterie and DJ entertainment.

Starts Sunday 29 April | Queensland Firebirds

Queensland Firebirds

Following previous wins in past years, more games will be taken to the 10,000 capacity Brisbane Entertainment Centre – allowing more supporters than ever before to experience the thrill.

Ends Sunday 29 April | Maiwar 2018

Maiwar is a contemporary art program of First Nations' art and culture celebrated through a series of outdoor exhibitions, panel discussions and guided tours. Now in its third year, the month-long program offers in-depth learning and engagement with First Nation contemporary art practices, including a display at Museum of Brisbane and large-scale projections on to the William Jolly Bridge.

Ends Sunday 29 April | Mao's Last Dancer the exhibition: A portrait of Li Cunxin

Li Cunxin's story has been told many times but it's never been told like this. The exhibition at Museum of Brisbane will feature never-before-seen interviews of Li's colleagues and family, original objects and documents from Li's personal archives and footage of Li at the height of his career.


Until 3 June | Disney's Aladdin The Hit Broadway Musical

With breathtaking sets, mind-blowing special effects, over 300 lavish costumes and a fabulous cast – catch the magic of Disney’s Aladdin on stage when it arrives at the Lyric Theatre in February. The musical production includes all your favourite Disney songs and some additional new music.

Until 14 July | Queensland Reds season

Queensland Reds Wide

Show your colours and get to Suncorp Stadium to support the Queensland Reds this season. The boys need all your support behind them as they tackle some tough competition.

Until 5 August | Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection 

Globally renowned for her adventurous use of sculpture, installation, video and sound to create imaginative hybrid creatures, Piccinini is bringing her recognisable collection from the last ten years and showing it exclusively at GOMA.

Until 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!

Until 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 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.

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.

Mao's Last Dancer the exhibition: A portrait of Li Cunxin

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