What's on this week | 18 February - 24 February

With 2019 in full swing, 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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Tuesday February 19 | Maroon 5 @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre

The American pop rock band from Los Angeles is coming with their Red Pill Blues Tour to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Wednesday February 20 | Eminem Rapture Tour @ QSAC

The iconic rapper, who surprise released 'Kamikaze' at the end of August 2018, is coming back to Australia for the second installment of his Rapture tour.

Wednesday February 20 | Bianca Del Rio – It's Jester Joke

The self-proclaimed “clown in a gown” tells tales of her world travels and the outrageous circus that is her life. Don’t miss your chance to see the The Queen of Mean in her fiercely funny new show in 2019.

Thursday February 21 | Sara Macliver in Concert with Camerata

Camerata welcomes Sara Macliver, one of Australia’s most treasured singers. A mystery guest will be revealed on the night for your enjoyment, before concluding the evening with Sara and Vivaldi’s tempestuous In furore that will bring the concert to an absolutely thrilling conclusion!

Thursday February 21 | Paint, Pineapple and Prosecco!

Offering unlimited wine and grazing - yes, you heard right people, unlimited! —this tropical pineapple experience will teach you how to create the ultimate pineapple watercolour painting.


Friday February 22 | Brisbane Comedy Festival Opening Gala

Hosted by Charlie Pickering, this night-of-nights at the Brisbane City Hall will be packed with non-stop entertainment. Featuring a fresh lineup of the country’s best up-and-coming and well-loved comedians.

Friday February 22 | Eats and Beats @ Logan Village Green

Food trucks, music, kids' activities and more. Embrace the old with the new when Eats and Beats returns to the historical Logan Village Green!

Friday February 22 | John Butler Trio w/ The Teskey Brothers and Stella Donnelly

Before their first album in four years, HOME hits the stores, John Butler Trio have launched a new single and announced a massive national tour.

Friday February 22 | They Might Be Giants

TMBG’s brand new show features two big sets including all-time favourites, along with an ever-shifting rotation of fresh rarities spanning their epic career, and spur-of-the-moment improvisations that will delight audiences.

Friday February 22 | The Hollies

Australia and New Zealand’s love affair with Rock n Roll Hall of Famers, the Hollies, is about to get a whole lot hotter this summer as the legendary band is bringing The Road Is Long Tour to 14 cities in February and March 2019.

Saturday February 23 | The Beatles - 50 Years On

For the very first time relive all the Beatles classic hits in one sensational two-hour concert experience presented by the world’s Premier ‘Beatles’ band, the sensational Beatle Boys touring Australia in 2019.

Saturday February 23 | West End Fire Festival

Spontaneously combusted in 2006, the West End Fire Festival has transformed into a free community night filled with music, flow arts, local food trucks and a pinch of magic.

Saturday February 23 | The Necks

Described by the New York Times as the greatest trio on earth, The Necks are masters of longform improvisation, with Chris Abrahams (piano), Lloyd Swanton (bass) and Tony Buck (drums) conjuring mesmerising sonic landscapes that slowly evolve and unfold over hour-long sets.

Saturday February 23 | Nitro Circus YOU GOT THIS 2019

After ushering in a new era in action sports last year with the FMX Next Level tour, Nitro Circus is ready to take progression to new heights once again, and in 2019 Australia is set to reap the rewards of this boundary-breaking insanity.

Saturday February 23 | OH SEES Australia Feb 2019

Californian garage rock band the OH SEES returns to Australia for their first tour since 2016.

Saturday February 23 | 6th Annual Brisbane Beer Fest

Queensland’s largest Beer Fest is back for its 6th installment. Enjoy a day out with thousands of passionate beer lovers wanting to experience the ultimate day of beer!

Saturday February 23 | Gigs and Picnics @ City Botanic Gardens

Grab a blanket, picnic basket and bring a group to enjoy an afternoon of Gigs and Picnics in the City. Think mellow jazz sounds, modern reggae and dub vibes, gypsy swing and more, against the beautiful backdrop of the City Botanic Gardens.

Saturday February 23 - Sunday February 24 | Little Big House's birthday party

Little Big House invites anyone and everyone to come celebrate their first birthday. With free entry all weekend, it’s hard to say no to this offer. From 11am – late, kick back on the verandah or kick on with free karaoke, whilst enjoying a cold beer and delicious food with all of your mates.  

Sunday February 24 | Corona Sunset Sessions arrive at Riverbar and Kitchen 

Taking place every Sunday from late February until the end of March, Riverbar and Kitchen invites guests to take in the sweet summer afternoons, sipping on ice cold Coronas and enjoying a variety of mouth-watering Tacos!


Until 9 March 2019 | Single Asian Female

Michelle Law’s incisive and hilarious comedy, tackling race and gender in contemporary Australia, is back. Single Asian Female follows the story of the Wong family as they deal with some of life’s big questions and explore what it means to be an Asian woman in Australia.

Until 31 March 2019 | Moonlight Cinema 

Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite and largest outdoor cinema. Watch advance screenings, summer blockbusters and cult classics under the stars in one of Brisbane's most iconic inner-city green spaces, Roma Street Parkland, all summer long.

Until March 24 | Brisbane Comedy Festival

In 2019, Brisbane Comedy Festival celebrates 10 hilarious years of laughs with an even bigger and better lineup than ever before. Join them for night after night of side-splitting fun!

Until March 30 | Medibank Feel Good Program

The Medibank Feel Good Program is a series of free fitness classes held at South Bank Parklands. Bookings are not required, and there’s a range of classes to suit all fitness levels. All classes are held on the Little Stanley Street Lawns, except for Mums and Bubs Pilates which is held at South Bank Piazza and Aqua which is in the Boat Pool.

Until 21 April 2019 | Easton Pearson Exhibition

Stunning patterns, luxe fabric, unique designs with exquisite detail are all indicative of Australian fashion label Easton Pearson. Brisbane fashion icons Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson have personally selected 200 garments as part of a retrospective for the Museum of Brisbane. Fashionistas don’t miss out on this one.

Until 25 April 2019 | 2018/19 Hyundai A-League Season

Cheer on the Brisbane Roar as they go head to head in season 14 of the Hyundai A-League season. Captain Matt McKay and his teammates want you to be the 12th man at Suncorp Stadium and join them to #RoarAsOne!

Until 28 April 2019 | Micro Histories

Artworks and artefacts from the Museum of Brisbane and City of Brisbane Collections are paired with buildings by six of Brisbane’s most exciting architectural firms in Micro Histories, an exhibition exploring the relationship between architecture, art, people and place.

Until 28 April 2019 | 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

Zico Albaiquni / When it Shook – The Earth stood Still (After Pirous) 2018 / Image courtesy: The artist and Yavuz Gallery

Having been deprived of GOMA’s contemporary art series for too long, we happily announce that the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) will be available for viewing during spring and summer. Since 1993, the APT series has drawn more than three million visitors and boasts one of the world’s most significant collections of contemporary Asian and pacific art – so don’t miss it.

Until 8 September | Plantation Voices

Through never-before-seen original photographs, rare and restricted historical papers, and newly commissioned artworks, Plantation Voices repatriates the living history of the unknown names and faces of people tricked or kidnapped into servitude as cheap labour in Queensland’s cane fields.

Every week | City Sounds

Support local artists and attend the City Sound acts around Brisbane with artists including Ruby Gilbert, Hailey Calvert, Cachicamo Latin Harp and David Heisner!

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.

Every Sunday | Sunday Brunches at Custom House

Chandon S

The S is for Sunday bottomless Chandon brunches is turning Customs House’s signature restaurant Patina into a sophisticated brunch destination! For $50, you can get a four course menu and seasonal delights like a spanner crab omelette, pumpkin waffle with Korean fried chicken and kimchi, and buttermilk pancakes with brûléed banana!

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