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February 2020

EMERALD CITY

February 13 12:00 am - February 29 11:59 pm | Location Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Cultural Precinct, Cnr Grey and Melbourne Street
South Bank, Queensland 4101 Australia

Emerald City uses the hedonistic late-1980s as a canvas to explore bigger – and ever more relevant – concerns about compromising personal ideals.

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SPIDERS: THE EXHIBITION

February 13 12:00 am - May 4 11:59 pm | Location Queensland Museum, Grey Street & Melbourne Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Visitors are set to be in a spin this summer when a cluster of spiders take over Queensland Museum in the new exhibition …

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QAGOMA 2020

February 13 12:00 am - April 26 11:59 pm | Location QAGOMA, Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)’s 2020 program has a thematic exhibition on the centrality of water to human life …

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Highlights From the Collection

February 13 12:00 am - August 19 11:59 pm | Location State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place
SOUTH BRISBANE, Queensland 4101 Australia

State Library of Queensland has an expansive collection of heritage items in its stores; from rare books, original maps, hand-drawn cartoons, precious jewellery, …

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Meet Me at the Paragon

February 13 12:00 am - March 15 11:59 pm | Location State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place
SOUTH BRISBANE, Queensland 4101 Australia

Moussaka. Souvlaki. Paniyiri. Baklava. Today, Queenslanders love Greek food and culture. However, Meet me at the Paragon explores an untold past. In fact, the …

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Norman Lindsay

February 13 12:00 am - March 18 11:59 pm | Location State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place
SOUTH BRISBANE, Queensland 4101 Australia

Norman Lindsay: Fauns and Ladies marks 50 years since the death on 21 November 1969 of controversial artist, writer, etcher, sculptor and cartoonist …

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Jarjum Stories

February 13 12:00 am - May 10 11:59 pm | Location State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place
SOUTH BRISBANE, Queensland 4101 Australia

Jarjum Stories is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s books and storytelling. Jarjum [pronounced jah-jum] means children. Revisit childhood favourites …

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YIDAKI: Didjeridu and the Sound of Australia

February 13 12:00 am - March 29 11:59 pm | Location Queensland Museum, Grey Street & Melbourne Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Immerse yourself in the remarkable exhibition at Queensland Museum, built around the rhythm and song of yidaki (the instrument also known as ‘didjeridu’). …

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Medibank Feel Good Program 2020

February 13 12:00 am - March 28 11:59 pm | Location Southbank Parklands, Little Stanley Street, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101
Southbank, Queensland 4101 Australia

The Medibank Feel Good Program is returning to South Bank and Queen’s Park this year. This series, Bollywood dance will be added to …

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Davies Park Markets

February 13 6:00 am - April 22 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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Human Libraries

February 13 8:00 am - April 15 5:00 pm | Location State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place
SOUTH BRISBANE, Queensland 4101 Australia

A unique series of books are set to hit our bookshelves, and just like many of our collection items, they are available to …

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Antiquities Revealed

February 13 8:00 am - May 27 5:00 pm | Location Queensland Museum, Grey Street & Melbourne Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

From the vaults of the Queensland Museum‘s collection, Antiquities Revealed showcases more than 200 iconic objects from ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian civilisations, …

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Spoken

February 13 9:00 am - April 19 5:00 pm | Location State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place
SOUTH BRISBANE, Queensland 4101 Australia

Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages is a free thought-provoking exhibition about the survival and revival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. It’s impossible …

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‘WATER’ EXHIBITION GOMA

February 13 10:00 am - May 26 5:00 pm | Location QAGOMA, Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Audiences to the major ‘Water’ exhibition at GOMA will meet Snowman (1987/2017-19), safely preserved in the glass and metal confines of his industrial …

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Good Tunes Sessions 2020

February 13 7:30 pm - December 14 9:30 pm | Location The Burrow, 52 Russell St
West End, QLD 4101

David De Santi has been collecting tunes for over 30 years from all over the world. Good Tunes Sessions are the place to …

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Beethoven 1, 2 & 3

February 17 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Grey Street & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101

This year marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. In line with this, an electrifying season opener, featuring forces from the Australian National …

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Pentatonix

February 17 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Pentatonix are coming to Australia this summer! The three-time Grammy Award-winning and US multi-platinum-selling pop a cappella group are stopping here during their …

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Rolling Thunder Vietnam

February 18 7:00 pm - February 19 10:30 pm | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Grey Street & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Rolling Thunder Vietnam, written by Bryce Hallett and directed by David Berthold, is a unique and powerful production comprising vastly experienced musicians led …

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Kate Tempest

February 19 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Grey Street & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Poet, rapper, actor, novelist and playwright Kate Tempest has reinvented the power of the spoken word. Joining Tempest on her Australian tour will …

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Curiocity Brisbane

February 20 12:00 am - March 5 11:59 pm | Location Brisbane – Multiple Locations, Brisbane, Queensland Australia

Curiocity Brisbane will challenge and inspire visitors in this celebration of creativity, innovation, science, technology and art. Curiocity Brisbane returns to the city, …

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Jonanthan Van Ness

February 20 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Queer Eye star and celebrity hairstylist, Jonathan Van Ness, is set to bring his Road to Beijing world tour to Australia & New Zealand …

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The World According to Kevin McCloud

February 20 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Grey Street & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101

BAFTA award-winning broadcaster, TV host, writer, environmentalist, amateur balloonist and storyteller, Kevin McCloud tells his remarkable story – in his own words, live …

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Pirates of Penzance In Concert

February 21 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Location The Princess Theatre, 8 Annerley Road
Woolloongabba, Queensland 4101 Australia

The swashbuckling hit musical, The Pirates of Penzance – In Concert, is brought to life at the Princess Theatre, Brisbane. Two hours of …

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Jason Alexander – The Master of His Domain

February 21 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Grey Street & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Seinfeld with Jason Alexander Live in The Master of His Domain – an evening of comedy, music and …

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Pirates of Penzance In Concert

February 22 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Location The Princess Theatre, 8 Annerley Road
Woolloongabba, Queensland 4101 Australia

The swashbuckling hit musical, The Pirates of Penzance – In Concert, is brought to life at the Princess Theatre, Brisbane. Two hours of …

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Pirates of Penzance In Concert

February 22 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Location The Princess Theatre, 8 Annerley Road
Woolloongabba, Queensland 4101 Australia

The swashbuckling hit musical, The Pirates of Penzance – In Concert, is brought to life at the Princess Theatre, Brisbane. Two hours of …

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The Trumpet Unleashed

February 23 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Grey Street & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Southern Cross Soloists returns with Miroslav Petkov, Principal Trumpet of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, to kick off their 25th year. Unleashing a potent …

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The Happy Prince

February 25 12:00 am - February 29 11:59 pm | Location Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Grey Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Oscar Wilde’s lyrical story of a statue who gives his all to help humanity is full of poetic beauty, heartbreak, sly humour and …

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Sean Carroll

February 26 7:00 pm - 9:35 pm | Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Corner of Merivale Street & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

Think Inc. is proud to present Sean Carroll for his debut Australian tour; Our Preposterous Universe. As a research professor and theoretical physicist …

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St Laurence’s College Open Day

February 27 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Location St Lawrence’s College, 82 Stephens Rd, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

The St Laurence’s College 2020 Open Day twilight event offers an opportunity for all members of the community to visit the campus, meet …

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St Laurence’s College Open Day

February 27 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Location St Laurence’s College, 82 Stephens Road
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

St Laurence’s College Open Day will provide an opportunity for prospective parents and students to take a tour of the College facilities, meet …

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MindBodySpirit Festival

February 28 9:00 am - March 1 6:00 pm | Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

The MindBodySpirit Festival is Australia’s largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies event. Learn from more than 200 exhibitors, attend free inspirational seminars, book a psychic …

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The Home Show

February 28 9:00 am - March 1 5:00 pm | Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Anyone about to renovate or build or just enthusiastic about homes will not want to miss Brisbane’s HIA Home Show. This exhibition will …

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Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Alive

February 28 8:00 pm - February 29 9:30 pm | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Grey Street & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101

By popular demand, Anh Do returns with his smash hit show. Do’s best-selling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry. …

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March 2020

2020 Queensland Music Awards

March 3 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm | Location The Fortitude Music Hall, 312-318 Brunswick St
Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006 Australia

Some of Queensland’s hottest musicians will perform at the 2020 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs). The QMA People’s Choice Awards are now open via …

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Asia Pacific Architecture Festival

March 7 12:00 am - March 20 11:59 pm | Location Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

The Asia Pacific Architecture Festival (APAF) has announced its return. At a time of extreme environmental challenges, water plays a significant part in …

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Spanish Souvenirs

March 7 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Location Old Government House, Main Drive, 2B George Street
Brisbane City, QLD 4000 Australia

The enchanting combination of flute and harp unites two of Australia’s vibrant young instrumental soloists, Jonathan Henderson and Emily Granger, in a classical …

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One Night Only Celebrating Japanese Flavours

March 11 12:00 am - 11:59 pm | Location Bacchus, Podium Level, Rydges South Bank, Glenelg Street & Grey Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101

Bacchus Restaurant presents Chef Adam Lane with Massimo Speroni. Celebrating Japanese flavours, starring Queensland produce for Rural Aid. Chef Adam Lane is welcomed …

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TRIPLE X – QUEENSLAND THEATRE

March 14 12:00 am - April 4 11:59 pm | Location Queensland Theatre, 78 Montague Road
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Triple X is a hilarious, honest and emotionally affecting look at entitlement, hypocrisy, and the realities of love.

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Explore the Stars: Alliance Française French Film Festival

March 18 12:00 am - April 14 11:59 pm | Location Palace Barracks, 61 Petrie Terrace
Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia

2020 welcomes the sparkling 31st edition of the Alliance Française French Film Festival returning to Brisbane. In keeping with such a momentous year, …

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Musical

March 20 7:30 pm - March 31 9:00 pm | Location QPAC Lyric Theatre, Grey St & Melbourne Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is perhaps Roald Dahl’s best-known story and has proved to be one of the most enduring children’s books …

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QODE

March 24 12:00 am - March 25 11:59 pm | Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Don’t miss this 2 day crash course in where technology is taking us. QODE shines a light on major global trends and issues, …

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World Science Festival

March 25 12:00 am - March 29 11:59 pm | Location Queensland Museum, Grey Street & Melbourne Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

World Science Festival explores and celebrates the entanglement of science and art through a curated program of thought-provoking conversations, inspiring theatrical and cinematic …

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Quiet as a Mouse Debut Act

March 26 8:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Location The Milk Factory, 48 Montague Road
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

After having lived in Scotland for 12 years, Alex Moran has moved back to Brisbane and set up his band Quiet as a Mouse. …

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Opera Queensland’s 2020 Season: Lorelei

March 27 7:30 pm - April 4 8:45 pm | Location Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, 140 Grey Street
South Brisbane, QLD Australia

Opera Queensland‘s 2020 Season kicks off with Lorelei, a playful new Australian opera cabaret is sung in English and staged over an hour. …

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The Drop Festival Coolangatta

March 28 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Location Queen Elizabeth Park, Queen Elizabeth Park
Coolangatta, QLD 4225 Australia

The Drop Festival is back in 2020! With two hugely successful tours they’re back for a third year. The Drop Festival will once …

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Unleash The Elephant

March 28 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm | Location The Elephant Hotel, 230 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley
Brisbane, Queensland 4006 Australia

The Elephant Hotel, the Foundry Brisbane and Greaser have officially announced the first line-up for Debut Block Festival Unleash the Elephant. The event …

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April 2020

One Night Only Flavours of Western Australia

April 1 12:00 am - 11:59 pm | Location Bacchus, Podium Level, Rydges South Bank, Glenelg Street & Grey Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101

Bacchus Restaurant presents Chef Nic Wood with Massimo Speroni. Celebrating the flavours of Western Australia for Rural Aid. Chef Nic Wood is welcomed …

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THREE: The Performance

April 1 7:30 pm - April 4 7:30 pm | Location Playhouse Theatre, QPAC, Grey Street & Melbourne Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

THREE is a rare treat — a triple bill featuring Cult by Hofesh Shechter and new commissions by Jack Lister and Melanie Lane at …

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Penn & Teller Magic Show

April 7 12:00 am - April 11 11:59 pm | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Corner Melbourne Street & Grey Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Penn & Teller will appear at QPAC for their first ever Australian shows. This is the magic duo’s 45th year of working together. …

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