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August 2018

Jasper Jones

August 14 12:00 am - August 21 11:59 pm | Location Playhouse Theatre, QPAC, Grey Street & Melbourne Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Somewhere between Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and classic movie Stand by Me, Kate Mulvany’s adaptation of Craig Silvey’s novel, Jasper Jones, …

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The Long Story at GOMA

August 14 12:00 am - September 27 11:59 pm | Location Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Stanley Place
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art is bringing The Long Story, showcasing works from the Gallery’s Asian and Pacific art collections over the past …

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Amata Women’s Paintings

August 14 12:00 am - September 17 11:59 pm | Location Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Stanley Place
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) is offering Amata Women’s Paintings showcasing Tjala Arts, which is a leader in the vibrant contemporary Indigenous Western Desert painting movement. …

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Davies Park Markets

August 14 6:00 am - January 17, 2020 2:00 pm | Location Davies Park Market, Montague Road and Jane Street
West End, Queensland 4101 Australia

Each Saturday, Brisbane locals in the know travel from far and wide to make their weekly pilgrimage to Davies Park Markets, West End. The …

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Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

August 14 8:00 am - August 31 5:00 pm | Location

Queensland Museum is bringing Ancient Egypt to Brisbane in their next major exhibition, Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives, that includes new high-technology 3D scans, …

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Tony Albert: Visible

August 14 8:00 am - September 26 5:00 pm | Location

Tony Albert’s work interrogates representations of Aboriginal people through a mix of humour and poignancy, while tackling issues of race and representation head-on. …

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Demagogues & Megalomaniacs

August 14 9:00 am - August 25 5:00 pm | Location Onespace, 13a Gladstone Road
Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Jay Younger’s recent work employs a photographic process using smoke and mirrors, a concept based on the magician’s practice of distracting an audience …

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Welcome to the Dreamhouse

August 14 9:00 am - August 25 5:00 pm | Location Onespace, 13a Gladstone Road
Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Amy Carkeek’s photographic practice explores the impact of popular culture and consumer imagery upon the construction of Western society’s outdated and unattainable façade. Welcome …

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Something Like Dancing

August 14 9:00 am - September 6 4:00 pm | Location Metro Arts Theatre, 2/109 Edward Street
Brisbane City, QLD 4001 Australia

Melbourne-based artist Jacqui Shelton’s Something Like Dancing explores familiarity, gesture and the concept of embodied communication through an intimate fusion of performance, film and audio. …

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Pop Japan 2018

August 14 9:00 am - September 30 5:00 pm | Location KAZUYO’S COLLECTION, 195 Boundary Street
West End, QLD 4001 Australia

Me and Art Project is an art agency that promotes Japanese artists within Australia, Europe and Asia. This new exhibition showcasing local and Japanese …

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Queensland Lifestyle Exhibition

August 14 10:00 am - October 24 5:00 pm | Location State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Showcasing a range of State Library of Queensland’s rare and restricted collection items, Lifestyle explores how Queenslanders live and play in the sunshine …

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Bright Bold Boundless: Designing the Queen’s Baton

August 14 10:00 am - August 16 5:00 pm | Location State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

State Library of Queensland explores the story behind the design of the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton with the Bright Bold Boundless display now open in …

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Australian Glass and Ceramic

August 14 10:00 am - November 7 5:00 pm | Location Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Stanley Place
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

Using their skills and knowledge, Australian glass and ceramic artists create distinctive personal languages filtered through their own experiences. This exhibition displays some …

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The Garden of Good and Evil

August 14 10:00 am - September 9 5:00 pm | Location Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Stanley Place
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

Renowned Brisbane artist Judith Wright presents her most recent installation in an ongoing project to construct the imagined life of a lost child. …

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We Can Be Heroes

August 14 10:00 am - October 10 5:00 pm | Location Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Stanley Place
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

Starring the children of Warakurna, ‘We Can Be Heroes’ explores how we can all be empowered, by overcoming our fears. Children can create …

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Life in Irons

August 14 10:00 am - October 31 5:00 pm | Location Museum of Brisbane, City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia

The Life in Irons exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane offers a rare chance to view some of the few remaining official documents from …

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En Plein Air

August 14 10:30 am - September 13 12:30 pm | Location Museum of Brisbane, City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia

What artist doesn’t love, or wanted to try, painting en plein air? As part of the Museum of Brisbane‘s ongoing MoB Makers drawing …

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The Great Detective

August 14 11:00 am - September 6 10:00 pm | Location Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Stanley Place
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

Part of QAGOMA’S Australian Cinémathèque, The Great Detective brings together a selection of films celebrating detectives on screen, from the professional to the amateur. Adaptations …

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Collective Markets

August 14 5:00 pm - September 30 9:00 pm | Location Collective Market, Stanley Street Plaza
South Bank, Queensland 4101 Australia

Embrace artisan culture at the Collective Markets every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at South Bank. Move away from the mainstream and enjoy searching …

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MoB Makers: Drawing The Body

August 14 5:00 pm - December 17 7:00 pm | Location Museum of Brisbane, City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia

Expect bodybuilders, burlesque performers and acrobats in MoB Makers: Drawing the Body series. This life drawing series sees athletes and performers of all …

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Sunday Morning Cinema

August 14 7:00 pm - September 11 9:00 pm | Location Black Bear Lodge, 322 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006 Australia

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dan Parsons will be playing at the Black Bear Lodge in August as he tours with his new album, Sunday …

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Love Letters To F*ckbois

August 14 7:00 pm - August 18 8:00 pm | Location Metro Arts Theatre, 2/109 Edward Street
Brisbane City, QLD 4001 Australia

Get intimate with two possibly delusional and love-sick women as they share their experience of feelings, sex and relationships in Love Letters to F*ckbois; an …

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Korean Film Festival

August 15 10:00 am - August 16 5:00 pm | Location Elizabeth Picture Theatre, 175 Elizabeth Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000

Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) is returning to Australia in 2018, bringing with it a line-up of new Korean films, from all …

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Anjelah Johnson Live

August 16 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm | Location The Tivoli, 52 Costin Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Australia

US Comedian and Actress Anjelah Johnson is kicking off her Australian tour in Brisbane bringing her viral personality and witty, punchy deliveries. Infamous …

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HAKANAÏ

August 16 7:30 pm - August 18 8:30 pm | Location Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street
New Farm, Queensland 4005 Australia

Hakanaï is a mesmerising performance inside a cube fashioned from translucent veils onto which a graphic universe is projected, a dancer takes a virtual …

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Luca Brasi Tour

August 17 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Location The Triffid, 7-9 Stratton Street
Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006 Australia

With the release of their eagerly awaited fourth album Stay just weeks away, one of Australia’s favourite young rock bands Luca Brasi share its new …

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Writing for Children

August 18 10:30 am - 4:30 pm | Location Queensland Writers Centre, Queensland State Library, Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Join award-winning children’s author Aleesah Darlison for an inspirational Introduction to Writing for Children. Aleesah will demystify the children’s publishing industry: who the major …

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Harmony Singing Bootcamp

August 18 10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Location St Andrew’s Anglican Church Hall, 160 Vulture Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

Harmony Singing Bootcamp is here to help budding singers learn the art of a cappella singing in a day. No previous singing experience …

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Buranda Park Mini-Festival

August 18 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Location Buranda Park, Corner of Carl Street & Tottenham Street
Woolloongabba, QLD 4102 Australia

Buranda Park, at the corner of Carl Street and Tottenham Street in Woolloongabba, will be host to a mini-festival to bring the community together …

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M4R Quiz Night for Refugees

August 18 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Location Newmarket Bowls Club, 212 Ashgrove Avenue
Ashgrove, Queensland 4060 Australia

The Mums 4 Refugees (M4R) Quiz Night for Refugees is back for a fun night filled with trivia at the Newmarket Bowls Club. …

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Hideous Sun Demon

August 18 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm | Location The Bearded Lady, 138 Boundary Street
West End, QLD 4101 Australia

The psych-punk band Hideous Sun Demon are returning to the live stage to debut their third studio album Fame, Erotic, Dream, which is set …

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Love and Other Catastrophes

August 19 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Corner Melbourne Street & Grey Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Love and Other Catastrophes, a Queensland Symphony Orchestra Sunday session, will feature aspiring Australian conductor, Daniel Carter, who will direct emerging singers from …

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The Monroe Affair

August 19 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Location The Milk Factory, 48 Montague Road
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

The Monroe Affair and The Clue will be performing at The Milk Factory. The Clue will play their mix of much-loved pop music …

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Planets

August 21 12:00 am - August 26 11:59 pm | Location

Flowstate is hosting an interactive performance led by choreographer Michael Smith and artist Andy Bates, Planets. The idea behind this production is to …

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Flowstate: Inter

August 21 12:00 am - August 26 11:59 pm | Location Flowstate Pavilion, The Arbour, Tribune Street
South Bank, Queensland 4101 Australia

The Flowstate presents Inter, a recently developed contemporary dance and technology mix produced by award-winning Queensland choreographer Liesel Zink and technologist Jaymis Loveday. …

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Brisbane Boat Show

August 24 10:00 am - August 26 8:00 pm | Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Corner of Merivale Street & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

One of Queensland’s most comprehensive recreational marine shows will open at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre South Bank, attracting boating manufacturers, suppliers …

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Miss Bliss Dinner

August 24 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Location Miss Bliss Whole Foods Kitchen, 85 Vulture Street
West End, QLD 4101 Australia

Enjoy dinner under the stars with a meal prepared by Miss Bliss with a menu that showcases local Brisbane food. The three-course dinner …

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No Mono Brisbane Tour

August 25 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm | Location The Brightside, 27 Warner Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4006 Australia

No Mono is launching their debut album Islands Part 1, a transcendent path through loss, power and the magic of music.  The album aims …

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The Gametes Final Show

August 25 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm | Location The Foundry, 228 Wickham Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Australia

Throwing caution  to the wind, young Brisbane space punks The Gametes have defied convention and taken the road least traveled by crafting a …

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Recipe for Disaster

August 28 6:00 pm - September 1 8:30 pm | Location Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street
New Farm, Queensland 4005 Australia

Recipe for Disaster allows audiences to experience eight different shows; each written, created and performed by the talented young people of Brisbane. School2Stage features …

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Valley Fiesta

August 29 5:00 pm - September 2 11:30 pm | Location Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Valley
Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia

One of Brisbane’s biggest street festivals is returning to Fortitude Valley, with a new look. Valley Fiesta presents live music, theatre and arts over a …

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Pam Ann: Flight Attendant Star

August 30 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Location The Tivoli, 52 Costin Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Australia

Australia’s most iconic air hostess Pam Ann will return to home soil to debut a new show that promises to be more unpredictable …

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September 2018

Sian Evans Tour

September 2 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Location The Junk Bar, 215 Waterworks Road
Ashgrove, Queensland 4060 Australia

2018 Queensland Music Award finalist Sian Evans is back in Brisbane with a brand new single Thorns and a special launch show at …

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BIGSOUND Returns in 2018

September 4 6:00 pm - September 7 11:00 pm | Location Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Valley
Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia

BIGSOUND, Australia’s four-day international music festival, is back for 2018. The event will take place in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley from 4 to 7 …

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Four Colour Season

September 4 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Location The Spring Hill Reservoirs, 230 Wickham Terrace
Spring Hill, Queensland 4000 Australia

Australia’s vocal ensemble, The Song Company, in collaboration with Thomas E.S. Kelly’s Karul Projects, presents Four-Colour-Season, an evergreen performance of song and brand-new …

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Ella Hooper Bigsound

September 4 8:00 pm - September 7 11:30 pm | Location Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Valley
Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia

Charismatic naughties front woman and self proclaimed “pop witch” Ella Hooper is excited to reveal her latest solo offering To The Bone, a cathartic …

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Getting Published

September 5 10:30 am - 4:30 pm | Location Queensland Writers Centre, Queensland State Library, Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Join Mary Cunnane, internationally experienced publisher and editor, for this Getting Published workshop by the Queensland Writers Centre to assist in developing your …

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Flight Facilities 2018 Tour

September 5 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Location The Tivoli, 52 Costin Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Australia

Australian electronic producers, Flight Facilities, will be touring the country in support of their new single All Your Love. After their recent success …

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Brisbane Writers Festival

September 6 10:00 am - September 9 8:00 pm | Location State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place
SOUTH BRISBANE, Queensland 4101 Australia

Now in its 56th year, Brisbane Writers Festival has always explored the big ideas – this year is no exception as they put …

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Cinderella

September 7 7:30 pm - September 15 10:30 pm | Location Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Grey Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Dancing with a handsome Prince, wearing a glittering gown in a candlelit ballroom; such fanciful dreams were only in Cinderella’s imagination. Until the …

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