What's on this week | 16 - 22 July

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 16 July | Australian Youth Orchestra with Andrey Gugnin

There’s no mistaking the opening bars of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 – it has been a favourite in concert halls around the globe for over a century. The Australian Youth Orchestra will join forces with the winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, Andrey Gugnin, to bring you a dazzlingly fresh performance of this beloved work, brimming with charming Russian folk melodies.

Monday 16 July | Kimbra

New Zealand songstress Kimbra is back on tour, dropping into The Triffid in support of her critically acclaimed new album “Primal Heart”.

Tuesday 17 July |Wine Appreciation - It's All About Shiraz!

Its wine time! Come and hang out at retro bar - Can You Keep A Secret? and learn everything you need to know about Shiraz. Tickets are $35 per person and this includes generous sized wine tastings and light nibbles. We will cheers to that.

Wednesday 18 July | Black Ox Dining X Craft Wine Store

Black Ox Dining has been cooking up superb tasting menu dinners at its pop-up restaurants around Brisbane for a limited number of foodies. Produce is sourced from Black Ox gardens and local growers around Queensland. To celebrate their 10th pop-up restaurant, they are teaming up with the crew from Craft Wine Store in Red Hill.

Wednesday 18 July | An Evening with Michael Leunig

What makes us human? What should we make of the current direction of Australian society? Join Michael Leunig for an immersion of art, spirituality and justice.

Wednesday 18 July | City Sounds: Alexandra

It’s not often that someone as unique as Alexandra sneaks onto the music scene. With quirky, catchy songs and shoes to match, this acoustic singer/songwriter from Brisbane will inspire you with her passionate, heartfelt lyrics and stir you with her talented voice, both of which bring something exciting to the face of contemporary music.

Wednesday 18 July | Yelland & Papps Degustation

With an astounding line-up of events throughout winter, the Osbourne Hotel is bringing out the best Shiraz in the business alongside a bevy of dinners and tastings for a season of Shiraz appreciation. Slowly work your way through our curated list of fifteen Shiraz Finalists, with the notion to vote for your favourites. At the end of the events, your votes will be tallied to reveal the winner at the ‘Shiraz Showdown’ full day event on August 5th. Book your tickets now.

Thursday 19 July | Kids Collective: Interactive Play - Visit Farmer Green

Kids will learn about life on a farm in this workshop involving interactive play, singing and dancing. Story telling will encourage children to use their imaginations and go on adventures - riding horses, building fences and collecting eggs.

Thursday 19 July | City Sounds: PeppermintOllie

PeppermintOllie is a Brisbane-based singer/songwriter and performer whose eclectic musical influences culminate in her self-titled style "aggressive uke". She seeks to break traditional stereotypes on what ukulele music "should" sound like.Having studied Jazz Voice at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Ollie combines her formal training with wide performance experience as part of several ensembles, as well as her solo act.


Friday 20 - Sunday 22 July | Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint

There's non-stop thrills for all ages when the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship returns to Queensland Raceway for the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint. Round up your mates or family and start planning a weekend packed full of action at one of the most accessible trackside experiences on the Supercars calendar, with easy parking and excellent vantage points around the circuit.

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 July | Regional Flavours presented by The Courier-Mail

Regional Flavours

Do you like wine and cheese? Trick question of course you do. Well you are in luck as Regional Flavour’s Brisbane’s premier free food and wine festival is back for 2018. Held in Brisbane’s picturesque South Bank Parklands on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July, Regional Flavours features free entertainment from celebrity chefs and industry experts, delicious food, beer and wine, live music, kid’s activities and more.

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 July | Dimmy and Dumpling Festival

Dimmies and dumplings - all day long! Whether you like 'em fried or steamed, covered in soy or on their own, you'll be treated at this weekend long event. Full food truck/stall lineup coming soon.

Sunday 22 July | Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run

Whether you're a seasoned runner or taking the step into your first ever fun run, the 32nd Jetty 2 Jetty has a race category to suit. Join the half marathon (21km), 10km, 5km or 3km at Queensland's most scenic fun run. 

Sunday 22 July | Tengdahl presents Secret Garden

Sit down to this collaboration of food, wine and fashion with designer Julie Tengdahl and chef Damon Amos. Detour's sommelier will guide you through the pairing of wine & food while you enjoy the exclusive salon parade of Tengdahl's Spring '18 collection.

Ends Sunday 22 July | World Press Photo Exhibition 2018

The world’s most compelling, controversial and intimate moments – as captured by award-winning photojournalists from around the globe – will be on show at the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018. Each year this incredible exhibition travels to the city showing incredible and unbelievable moments from the past year.


Until 29 July | Good Food Month Brisbane

Brisbane’s favourite foodie month returns with signature and special events popping up at venues and restaurants all over town. From the Young Chefs Lunch to the Night Noodle Markets, Brisbane won’t be going hungry in July.

Until 29 July | Arctic by Customs House launches for winter

For those who want to drink in the views without bracing the Brisbane cold, the igloos are back for a second year at Customs House. Sip on a Belvedere Express, relax into fur covered seats and snack on a range of traditional Polish bites – it won’t feel like a Brisbane winter. 

Until 4 August | 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.

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 11 August | We Will Rock You @ Brisbane Arts Theatre 

A small band of bohemians struggles to restore free expression of thought, fashion and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Featuring 24 of Queen’s legendary hits, this performance will have you dancing in the aisles.

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 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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