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August 2019

Second-Hand Fashion Festival

August 17 12:00 am - 11:59 pm | Location Southbank Parklands, Little Stanley Street, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101
Southbank, Queensland 4101 Australia

Brisbane City Council’s Second-hand Fashion Festival is coming up soon. Whether you’re into vintage fashion, environmental sustainability or simply love a good bargain, …

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Australian Ceramics Open Studios

August 17 10:00 am - August 18 4:00 pm | Location

The Seventh Annual Ceramics Open Studios will see hundreds of potters and ceramic artists showcasing their work to the Australian public. Hosted by …

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Brisbane Burger Fest

August 17 11:00 am - 5:00 pm | Location The Triffid, 7-9 Stratton Street
Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006 Australia

Brisbane Burger Fest is back again for the third annual event, bringing Brisbane’s best burgers to Stratton Street for the full day festival. The …

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Latin America Gala

August 17 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Grey Street & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Enrico Chapela’s orchestral composition Ínguesu, is a musical description of one of Mexico’s proudest sporting moments – defeating Brazil in the 1999 FIFA …

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Brisbane Sings

August 18 12:00 am - 12:00 am | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Grey Street & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Brisbane Sings is a celebration of choirs, community, and charity. Featuring over 500 voices, this show is all about highlighting everything great about …

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Luminous

August 19 12:00 am - 12:00 am | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Grey Street & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101

10 years on the Australian Chamber Orchestra in collaboration with artist Bill Henson is bringing back their Luminous performance. Prepare yourself for a …

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A Salute to Roy Orbison

August 21 12:00 am - 12:00 am | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Grey Street & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Come and relive the glory days with some of Roy Orbison’s chart-topping hits Pretty Woman, Crying, and I Drove All Night. In memory …

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Gyre

August 21 9:00 am - September 7 4:00 pm | Location Metro Arts, 2/109 Edward St
Brisbane, QLD 4001 Australia

Gyre is an exhibition of new work by Torin Francis, it comprises site-responsive installation, sculpture and moving image works that repurpose and re-contextualize …

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Unnamed

August 21 9:00 am - September 7 4:00 pm | Location Gallery 2, Metro Arts, 2/109 Edward Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4001 Australia

Priscilla Beck‘s exhibition Unnamed questions the meaning of art-making and experience within a gallery space. The installation is created by repairing the gallery …

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Freedom Day Festival

August 23 8:00 am - August 25 5:00 pm | Location Gurindji Country, Northern Territory Australia

The big music line-up has been confirmed for the Freedom Day Festival in Kalkaringi, Northern Territory. The headlining acts include Iconic pop-rockers: 1927, …

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Souths Live Music

August 23 5:00 pm - August 24 11:00 pm | Location South Logan Magpies, Davies Park, 120 Jane Street
West End, QLD 4101 Australia

Live music will return to Souths Leagues Club with the launch of weekly Open Mic nights this Thursday night. There has been a …

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Les Miserables

August 23 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm | Location Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, 140 Grey Street
South Brisbane, QLD Australia

Les Misérables is the world’s longest-running musical — a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo’s novel and featuring one of the most memorable …

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The truth will out this National Science Week

August 23 7:30 pm - August 24 9:00 pm | Location Queensland Museum, Grey Street & Melbourne Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

The Queensland Museum is hosting ‘edutainment’ event ‘Spot the Bull S..cience’, in which the best and brightest of local scientists will challenge Brisbanites …

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Underground Opera Company

August 23 7:30 pm - August 24 8:30 pm | Location The Spring Hill Reservoirs, 230 Wickham Terrace
Spring Hill, Queensland 4000 Australia

The Underground Opera Company (UOC) will, this August, present West End to Broadway – in the Reservoir (Volume 8), debuting its newest cast …

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Alpine

August 24 12:00 am - 12:00 am | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Grey Street & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Prepare to be delighted by three classical performances with Alpine. The Queensland Youth Symphony (QYS) brass and percussion sections feature in the premiere …

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Hike to fight cancer

August 24 12:00 am - August 25 11:59 pm | Location Lake Manchester,

After surviving testicular cancer and bowel cancer before turning 27, Queensland native, Australian Army Captain Hugo Toovey, will lead The Jodi Lee Foundation’s …

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New Constellations

August 24 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Location State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place
SOUTH BRISBANE, Queensland 4101 Australia

Berlin-based violinist Jakob Lehmann returns to Australia in August to direct the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra on the national tour of its final …

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Armakeggon Beer Fest

August 24 11:00 am - 5:00 pm | Location Archive Beer Boutique, 100 Boundary St, West End
Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

Armakeggon Beer Fest, Archive Beer Boutique’s annual celebration of craft beer, is back, bigger and better than ever. Archive Beer Boutique, Brisbane’s original …

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Community Planting Day

August 25 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Location Corner of Hilton St and Walter Ave, Hilton Street
East Brisbane, Queensland 4169 Australia

Join the community for a planting and gardening session followed by a community picnic to be held on the road reserve between Hilton …

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Jon Pahl Lecture

August 25 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Location Griffith Multi Faith Centre, Building N35, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road
Nathan, Queensland 4111 Australia

Jon Pahl, historian of religions, public theologian, award-winning teacher, pastor, musician, community activist and author of Fethulan Gulen: A Life of Hizmet will …

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What’s Golden Launch

August 27 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Location The Tivoli, 52 Costin Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Australia

A new golden era for live music and performance dawns in Brisbane as intimate entertainment space, What’s Golden, raises the curtain on a …

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The Pinheads Tour

August 30 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm | Location The Foundry, 228 Wickham Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Australia

Local rock bank, The Pinheads, will be touring across Australia to promote the release of their newest album. Is This Real is the …

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That’s Show Business

August 31 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Grey Street & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101

After three stunning performances with the Queensland Pops Orchestra last year, Musical Theatre students from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University will return in …

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September 2019

Falls Festival Early Bird

September 5 9:00 am - 11:30 pm | Location North Byron Parklands, 126 Tweed Valley Way
Yelgun, NSW 2483 Australia

Falls Festival is back to ring in 2020, promising another multi-day party with national and international artists. Get in quick to nab Earlybird …

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30 Years of Sixty Five Thousand

September 6 12:00 am - September 8 12:00 am | Location Playhouse Theatre, QPAC, Grey Street & Melbourne Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Bangarra: 30 years of sixty five thousand is Bangarra Dance Theatre’s landmark 30th anniversary season. This diverse program of three contemporary works displays …

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TRACE Contemporary Art

September 6 12:00 am - September 7 11:59 pm | Location West End, Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

Biennial art exhibition TRACE returns to West End this August, bringing some of Australia’s most significant contemporary art into the every-day community while …

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Brisbane Writer’s Festival

September 6 8:00 am - September 8 5:00 pm | Location State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place
SOUTH BRISBANE, Queensland 4101 Australia

Now in its 57th year, Brisbane Writers Festival celebrates and champions the work of writers who contemplate the big issues facing the world; …

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The Korean Film Festival in Australia

September 6 8:00 am - September 8 5:00 pm | Location Elizabeth Picture Theatre, 175 Elizabeth St
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000

The Korean Film Festival in Australia is returning back to Brisbane to celebrate ten years of showcasing exceptional Korean film, across all genres …

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Global Table

September 6 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Location Melbourne Show Grounds, Epsom Rd
Melbourne, Victoria 3032 Australia

Global Table has confirmed 100 international and Australian speakers to join former US Secretary of State John F. Kerry, to discuss the future …

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ASPAC 2019 Conference

September 6 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Location Queensland Museum, Grey Street & Melbourne Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

The Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centres Conference 2019 (ASPAC 2019), will be hosted by the Queensland Museum. Professionals and practitioners …

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Silica at Metro Arts

September 6 9:00 am - September 7 4:00 pm | Location Gallery 2, Metro Arts, 2/109 Edward Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4001 Australia

Silica is a futuristic exhibition by digital media and installation based artist Grace Blake, which explores hypothetical bodies. The artist digitally explores silicon …

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Air Your Dirty Laundry

September 6 7:00 pm - September 7 8:00 pm | Location Brisbane Power House, 19 Lamington Street
New Farm, QLD 4005 Australia

Are you ready to laugh, cringe and find love? Do you have questions relating to love, dating, and intimacy you’re wanting advice on? Air …

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Jacob Collier

September 6 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Grey Street & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Brisbane Festival is extremely excited to announce its first music act for 2019. Two time Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Jacob Collier …

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The Sound of Society

September 7 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Location South Bank Parklands, South Brisbane QLD 4101
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Brisbane’s free live music event is returning to South Bank for its latest installment of The Sound Society. Emerging artists: Sahara Beck, Machine Age …

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The Plant Market

September 8 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Location West Village, 97 Boundary Street West End
Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

Calling all green thumbs! Following the huge success of their first market in June, The Plant Market is popping up again at West Village, …

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Sensory Friendly Session

September 11 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm | Location Queensland Museum, Grey Street & Melbourne Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

For this special afternoon, Queensland Museum will turn the sound down and make accommodations to support visitors who prefer a quieter, sensory-friendly experience. …

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Observations On Life & The Human Body

September 11 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm | Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Best known for his wicked travel books, Bill Bryson has been taking a good look at the human body for the past three …

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OMG, Free Donuts!

September 12 8:00 am - 11:00 am | Location Catherdral Square, Cathedral Square
Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia

This is not a drill. Brisbane City Markets is teaming up with OMG Decadent Donuts to give away a free donut to everyone …

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Romance and Revolution

September 12 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Grey Street & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Australian composer Carl Vine decided a short work deserved a short title and called it simply V, for the Roman numeral. It is witty, …

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Romeo & Juliet

September 13 12:00 am - September 14 12:00 am | Location QPAC Lyric Theatre, Grey St & Melbourne Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

After a sell-out in 2014, Romeo & Juliet is back to the stage for another season. Watch as the star-crossed lovers dance their …

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The Brisbane Home Show

September 13 9:00 am - September 15 5:00 pm | Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Corner of Merivale Street & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

Brisbane’s annual HIA Home Show will be showcasing the latest products for your kitchen, bathroom, and interiors this September. With  hundreds of new …

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Lucy Quinn: The Residue

September 13 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Location Gallery 2 Outer Space, South Brisbane, Outer Space, 1/170 Montague Road, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4006 Australia

Lucy Quinn’s new exhibition explores grief via objects and plants inherited through her father’s passing. The Residue draws parallels between the degradation of …

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BRIEFS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

September 13 6:00 pm - September 15 10:30 pm | Location Playhouse Theatre, QPAC, Grey Street & Melbourne Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

From their warehouse party origins in Brisbane’s West End, all the way to slaying the glittering stages of London’s West End, the Briefs …

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Wendybird Anniversary Gala

September 13 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm | Location The Henderson Gallery, 92 Ernest Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

After their inception in 2014, Wendybird has consistently supported and encouraged resilience in the LGBTIQ+ communities. Now, Wendybird is celebrating their 5th anniversary …

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

September 13 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm | Location schonell theatre, Union Road
Brisbane, Queensland 4072 Australia

This Friday the 13th enjoy cult classic, musical masterpiece, The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Schonell Theatre, UQ. Get ready for the …

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Two Decades of Divadom

September 13 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm | Location QPAC Concert Hall, Grey Street & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Australia’s cabaret matriarch, Trevor Ashley, recounts some of his favourite career moments with epic music, laugh-out-loud comedy and a sequinned gown… or six. …

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Sweet As

September 14 10:00 am - September 15 5:00 pm | Location Musgrave Park, 121 Cordelia Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Back for it’s second edition, Sweet As Dessert Festival will showcase Queensland’s best dessert makers. Festival goers can choose from a range of …

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Paul Lewis in Recital

September 14 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm | Location Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio, 114 Grey Street
South Bank, QLD 4101 Australia

Paul Lewis is one of the greatest pianists of the 21st Century and a specialist in the music of the great masters, particularly …

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National Organic Week Australia

September 15 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Location

National Organic Week Australia (NOW) is a week of locally-held activities and targeted media, designed to increase awareness of the benefits of organic …

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Lunch with Elle Macpherson

September 19 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Corner of Merivale Street & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

Elle Macpherson believed there was a link between beauty and inner health. Today, her company WelleCo is a thriving plant-based nutrition business that …

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