What's on in Brisbane
Updated: 10 January 2022
New year, new opportunities and the Brisbane’s events calendar is already heating up! Read on to discover what’s on – there’s everything from international art shows and classic musicals to massive music festivals and world-renowned sporting events.
THE 10TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART | 4 DEC – 25 APR
The landmark tenth edition of QAGOMA’s flagship exhibition series, ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT10) takes a fresh look at contemporary art from across Australia, Asia and the Pacific.
QUEENSLAND PGA CHAMPIONSHIP | 20-23 JAN
From 20 - 23 January 2022, the QLD PGA Championship will be played at the newly renovated Nudgee Golf Club. The QLD PGA Championship is known for its engagement in the community with activities relating to juniors, ladies, non golfers, golf club members and alike.
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS | 8-30 JAN
The ravishing musical An American in Paris comes to QPAC for its keenly-awaited Australian premiere in January 2022. Hailed as a tour de force for its inventive choreography, the four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical tells the entrancing story of a young American soldier and a beautiful French girl, set against the iconic backdrop of the most romantic city in the world.
BALLET INTERNATIONAL GALA | 26 – 30 JAN
Experience the world premiere of the Ballet International Gala (BIG). In an Australian first, BIG will feature principal dancers from The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Astana Opera, Queensland Ballet as well as Queensland-born alumni of The Paris Opera Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet.
THE LONG SUNSET | 12 FEB
Head to the lush surrounds of the Scenic Rim for a new boutique regional music event featuring iconic Australian acts, Angus and Julia Stone, Ball Park Music, Babe Rainbow and Hatchie.
BRISBANE CYCLING FESTIVAL| 24 MAR – 14 APR
Gear up for 2022! The line-up is shaping up to be pretty epic with the return of the Tour de Brisbane, AusCycling Track National Championships, Festival Village, Active Lifestyle Expo plus the addition of the Oceania Championships.
THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING TO SEE & DO:
BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL | NOW – MAY 2022
The Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021 is back after postponement earlier in the year. Over the coming months, Brisbane will be hosting massive Australian Comedians, including Wil Anderson, Judith Lucy, Christian Hull, Peter Helliar and Fiona O’ Loughlin. There is still time to get your tickets!
VIEWPOINTS: CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHY | AUG - FEB 2022
Experience contemporary Aboriginal community life first-hand, through the lens of renowned Aboriginal photographers, Michael Aird, Jo-Anne Driessens and Naomi Hobson. All three photographers’ collections capture the urban and regional experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Queensland, as well as significant events and anniversaries.
WINE & FOOD PAIRING EXPERIENCE | NOW
Learn about how to pair food and wine like a guru! Hosted by a City Winery team member, attendees will enjoy a four-course shared menu paired with matched wine. At each course, an experienced team will discuss the complimenting food and wine combination.
BIG HEAD TRIVIA | EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT
The Sound Garden in Fortitude Valley has teamed up with Young Henry and The Big Head Trivia guys to host Thursday Night Trivia! Book your table and access exclusive deals and fun themed nights, including Game of Thrones Trivia.
THE 80S – REDCLIFFE MUSEUM | NOV 2021 – MAR 2022
Brisbane was the place to be in the 80s with Expo 88 and the Commonwealth Games. Revisit the fun and fabulousness of the 80s and the incredible growth which occurred in Brisbane during this time. Try your skills playing classic video games, dress up in the fashion of the time, test your trivia knowledge and share your best 80s memories.
MOËT & CHANDON ROSÉ GARDEN | SUMMER
Head to Customs House to enjoy the iconic champagne house’s range of classic and contemporary creations, a premium selection of pink, white and red wines, and a vibrant menu of seasonal nibbles on the riverside terrace.
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 | NOW - Jan 2022
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.
SOUND SOCIETY | FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
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.
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.
URBAN PRODUCE MARKET |SATURDAYS
A new produce market featuring the region's small growers and producers who supply Brisbane's top restaurants will pop up at Wandering Cooks in South Brisbane each Saturday. Thai Hoa Grocer, Oxley's Neighbourhood Farm, The Falls Farm, West End neighbour Little Acre Mushrooms and Spring Lakes Farm are just a few of the producers serving up their wares.
JAN POWERS FARMERS MARKETS | SATURDAYS
Make tracks for the Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday mornings where you'll find fresh produce, handmade products, artisan wares and delicious food.
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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