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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.

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.

GIGS & PICNICS| MARCH 27 - Last Saturday of every month

Gigs & Picnics is returning to The City on March 27! Held on the last Saturday of every month in Brisbane City's beautiful Botanic Gardens, get together with friends and family to enjoy this free event with food trucks and live music. 

CUSTOMS HOUSE VEUVE CLICQUOT IN THE SNOW | 3 JUNE  

Veuve Clicquot In The Snow is returning to Customs House for the chilly season! Sip champagne and enjoy an enticing menu in your cosy igloo overlooking the Brisbane River. Get your bookings in here!  

Available Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00–9:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00–9:00 pm

THE WINTER VILLAGE | 3 JUNE – 29 AUGUST 

For the first time ever, The Winter Village is coming to Brisbane this June. The alpine-inspired winter wonderland will be open daily and will run for three months, from 3rd June – 29th August. 

The Winter Village will transform the Northshore Riverfront Event Site into a 3900m2 winter wonderland, complete with an ice skating rink, an igloo village, daily snow showers and food & drink pop ups serving the ultimate cosy comfort food.

EUROPEAN MASTERPIECES FROM THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK | 12 JUNE - 17 OCTOBER

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience works by the likes of Van Gogh, Monet, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Raphael, Caravaggio, Turner, Fra Angelico and Titian, direct from The Met’s collection – one of the finest collections of

European paintings in the world, the majority of which rarely leave the permanent display in New York.

Spanning 500 years of masterpieces, it’s a breathtaking journey from the 1420s and the emerging Renaissance to the height of early 20th century post-impressionism, including portraiture, still-life, landscape and figure studies.

This Australian-exclusive exhibition – a must-see for art lovers and anyone with any interest in history, society, beauty, religious iconography, mythology and symbolism – will be held at GOMA from 12 June to 17 October.

REGIONAL FLAVOURS: GRAZED & GROWN | 18 – 20 JUNE

Regional Flavours is back, but reinvented! Secure tickets to South Bank’s new foodie event, Grazed and Grown, featuring your favourite celebrity chefs, a bustling marketplace, impeccable bites, live music and premium ticket add-on experiences.

SCENIC RIM EAT LOCAL WEEK | 26 JUNE  - JULY 4  

Best clear the diary from June 26 through to July 4, and for the weeks leading up for that matter, because in 2021 the famous Scenic Rim Eat Local Week returns for its 10th year, featuring the biggest program in the event’s history with over 125 events across 48 locations. 

It’s been an incredible decade of deliciousness and more of the region's signature unique foodie experiences are on the way, with tickets on sale NOW! The program features festivals, farm-gate events and culinary experiences for foodies of all ages, from Jamming with the Lambs at Towri Sheep Cheeses, Breakfast with the Jersey Girls at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm and Beer & Banter at the Scenic Rim Brewery, to long lunches and degustations under the stars, to the Kalbar-BQ, Kalfresh Carrot Day and the Winter Harvest Festival, to wine tastings, cocktail masterclasses and sunset experiences.

BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL | 16 JULY - 8 AUGUST

And now for something completely different. Brisbane Comedy Festival returns in 2021 with a hand-picked selection of the funniest folk in the country, bursting at the seams with comic musings, side-splitting stories and tear-inducing tales.

Held across Brisbane Powerhouse, The Tivoli and The Fortitude Music Hall, this multi-venue laughter extravaganza will feature everything from stand-up to improv and sketch comedy with the most hilarious national and local comedians from 16 July to 8 August.

WALLABIES V FRANCE | 17 JULY

Vive la Renaissance! Trophee des Bicentenaires is back up for grabs and your Wallabies are ready to defend it! The French are back on Australian soil for the first time since 2014 and they’re looking to break their winless streak in Australia. See your Wallabies in action at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 17 July against their first European opposition since the Rugby World Cup in 2019 as they look to continue to build on their 2020 performances.

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 - APRIL 18

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.

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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