WHAT’S ON: 39 Events To Keep You Entertained This Week In Brisbane

Photo credit: Brisbane Powerhouse

On the hunt for things to do this week? We’ve got you covered! Whether you’re a student participating in O-Week, a creative looking for a good workshop to partake in or a wine lover on the hunt for a tasting or two, there is definitely something for everyone in this list. And just to top it off, there are two festivals kicking off this week in Brisbane: The Brisbane Comedy Festival and Supercell: The Festival of Contemporary Dance.

Monday, February 17

O-Week party at Birdees

The summer holidays are quickly coming to an end and Brisbane’s university students will return to their studies next week, which means this week is the much anticipated O-Week! It’s common knowledge that there is some friendly rivalry between QUT, UQ and Griffith, and tonight they will go head to head in Birdees ‘Uni Wars’! Rally up all your uni mates, because the university with the most students in the venue by 10pm will win a $2,000 venue voucher! For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

When: Monday, February 17 from 6pm
Where: Birdees, Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free entry

Coin Swap in Brisbane

Looking to snap up the newest circulating coin commemorating the Centenary of Qantas? This Monday you can join the Royal Australian Mint on the Main Stage at Queen Street Mall to do just that! Coin swaps are cash only and will be limited to 10 sachets of each coin per person per lineup. For more information about the event and to register your last minute attendance, visit the Facebook event page.

When: Monday, February 17 from 8am–2pm
Where: Main Stage, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane

$5 Steak Monday’s at The Defiant Duck

The Defiant Duck is dishing up $5* sirloin steaks with a drink purchase every Monday! For an extra $4 you can add chips and for an extra $5 you can add salad. For more information, click here.

When: every Monday from 11am–9pm
Where: The Defiant Duck, Longland Street, Newstead
Cost: *$5 for the sirloin steak with a drink purchase, $4 for chips, $5 for salad

Tuesday, February 18

Sip and Paint at Degani

After a long day at work, kick back and relax with a cheeseboard and some wine in this Sip and Paint class on Tuesday evening. In this two hour guided art class, you will learn to paint ‘Jellyfish’. All equipment required is included in the ticket cost. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

When: Tuesday, February 18 from 6.30–8.30pm
Where: Degani Coorparoo, Coorparoo Square
Cost: $59.11, tickets through Eventbrite

Introduction to Woodcut Printmaking workshop

This Tuesday evening you can learn the basics of woodcut printmaking with Grey Hand Press at Work-Shop. In this class you will learn how to carve out an image from a Japanese maple block, cutting techniques, safety, correct inking of a plate and hand printing. All instruction sheets and materials needed will be provided. For more information about the event, click here.

When: Tuesday, February 18 at 6.15–8.30pm
Where: Work-Shop Brisbane, 16 Austin Street, Newstead.
Cost: $75 per person, tickets available online.

Alice Cooper: ‘Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back’ Tour

American singer-songwriter Alice Cooper is back in Brisbane for the ‘Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back’ Tour this Tuesday at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre! There are still tickets on sale, but you better get in quick! For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

When: Tuesday, February 18 at 7.30pm
Where: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall
Cost: $148–$288, tickets available online

Free Yoga and Pilates class

As part of the Medibank Feel Good Program, you can jump in on a free yoga or pilates class this Tuesday from 5.30–6.15pm. The yoga class will be a balance, flexibility and energy flow class and the pilates class will tone, stretch and strengthen your body. To view the program, click here.

When: every Tuesday until March 28 from 5.30–6.15pm
Where: The Tuesday yoga classes are held at Queens Gardens in the City and the Tuesday pilates classes are held at the Little Stanley Street Lawns.
Cost: Free, no bookings needed

Tight Greek Tuesdays

Fancy a delicious Greek feed this Tuesday? Head to your closest Yiros Shop and grab a regular chicken or pork yiros with a can of drink for just $11.95! If you’re after a lamb yiros, it’ll be an extra $2. For more information visit the Facebook event page.

When: every Tuesday from 3–close, all day at the Capalaba store
Where: The Yiros Shop Capalaba, Fortitude Valley, South Bank, Cannon Hill, Newmarket
Cost: $11.95

Pizza & Tin Night at Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside

Grab your mates and head down to Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside every Tuesday for a delicious pizza and a tin of beer for $30.

When: every Tuesday from 4–8pm
Where: Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside, Eagle Street, Brisbane
Cost: $30

Tuesday night trivia events

You Little Genius: Little Big House trivia
Where: Little Big House, Grey Street, South Brisbane
When: every Tuesday from 6pm
For more information click here.

Catch Trivia at Catchment Brewing Co
Where
: Catchment Brewing Co, Boundary Street, Brisbane
When: every Tuesday from 7–10pm
For more information click here.

Beach House Trivia
Where: Beach House Garden City
When: every Tuesday from 7–9pm
Cost: Free, bookings required. Book online or call 3420 0711. Walk in’s accepted.
For more information click here.

Trivia at The Lord Alfred
Where
: The Lord Alfred, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
When: every Tuesday from 7–9pm
For more information click here.

Trivia at The Rocklea Hotel
Where
: Rocklea Hotel, Rocklea
When: every Tuesday from 6pm
Cost: Free, call 3848 1608 to book.
For more information click here.

Trivia Tuesday’s on The Deck
Where: Alfred & Constance, Constance Street, Fairfield
When: every Tuesday from 7pm
Cost: Free entry
For more information click here.

Wednesday, February 19

View Wine Cellar Door Takeover at City Winery

Head down to City Winery this Wednesday for the View Wine cellar door takeover! There will be free tastings from 4pm with wines available for sale by the glass or bottle over the bar. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

When: Wednesday, February 19 from 4–9pm
Where: City Winery Brisbane

Meet The Curator: Scientific Illustration

If you’re interested in learning about scientific illustration, you can sit in on a ‘Meet Our Curator’ session with Madison Mayfield who will be discussing and demonstrating scientific illustration! This is the perfect chance to ask someone in the field about career paths and how to use the craft in different ways. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

When: Wednesday, February 19 from 1–2pm
Where: Discovery Centre, Queensland Museum, South Bank
Cost: Free

G&M Event Group Wedding Showcase

Choosing the right wedding entertainment is important and can be difficult. This Wednesday evening, see award winning DJs, MCs and lighting design in action as part of the G&M Event Group Wedding Showcase. Plus, just by attending you will go in the running to win at free DJ package valued at over $1800! For more information about the Wedding Showcase, click here.

When: Wednesday, February 19 from 6.30–8.30pm
Where: Garden Marquee, Victoria Park Golf Complex, Herston Road, Brisbane.
Cost: Register online

Pool Comp at Archie Beer Boutique

Join in on the fun at Archie Beer Boutique for the weekly Pool Comp! Every Wednesday you have the chance to win a Stone & Wood Brewing and Archive prize pack valued at $100 if you participate. Are you going to dive in?

When: every Wednesday from 6pm, competition starts at 7pm
Where: Archive Beer Boutique, Boundary Street, West End
Cost: $5 entry at the door

HEAT 5: Raw Comedy Competition 2020

Join in the fun this year for the Raw Comedy Competition! Round one of heats began on Sunday, February 9 and heat five will kick off this Wednesday, February 19 at 8pm, with doors opening at 7pm. For more information about the competition click here.

When: Wednesday, February 19 at 8pm, doors open at 7pm.
Where: The Paddo Tavern, Given Terrace, Paddington
Cost: $25 online, $26 by phone, $27 at the door.

Kate Tempest at QPAC

Internationally known poet Kate Tempest will visit QPAC this Wednesday as part of her Australian tour and tickets are still available! This is a performance not to be missed. For more information about the event, click here.

When: Wednesday, February 19 at 7.30pm
Where: Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), South Brisbane
Cost: adult $65, tickets available online

Wednesday night trivia events

The Office Trivia at Ivory Tusk
Where
: Ivory Tusk, Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
When: this Wednesday from 6–9pm
For more information click here.

The Golden Fox Trivia competition (Feb 5–March 25)
Where: The Fox Hotel, Melbourne Street, South Brisbane.
When: Wednesdays from 7pm
Bookings: email bookings@thefox.com.au or call 3844 2883.
For more information click here.

Get Ducked Trivia Wednesdays
Where: The Defiant Duck, Newstead
When: every Wednesday from 7pm, registrations at 6pm.
Cost: $2 per person
For more information click here.

Weekly Trivia at Shady Palms
Where: Shady Palms, Logan Road, Stones Corner
When: this Wednesday, February 19 and next Wednesday, February 26 from 6.30pm
Cost: Free, no bookings required
For more information click here.

Soapbox Trivia
Where: Soapbox Beer, Gipps Street, Fortitude Valley
When: every Wednesday from 7pm
Cost: free, email bookings@soapbox.beer to book.
For more information click here.

Trivia Wednesday’s with Maggie
Where: Hellcat Maggie, Rich Lane, Brisbane City
When: every Wednesday from 6.30–8pm
Cost: Free entry
For more information click here.

Trivia at Collective Kitchen & Bar
Where: Collective Kitchen & Bar, Ann Street, Brisbane
When: every Wednesday from 6.30–8.30pm
Cost: Free
For more information click here.

InFusion Trivia at The Normanby
Where: The Normanby, Musgrave Road, Red Hill
When: every Wednesday from 7pm
Cost: Free
For more information click here.

Thursday, February 20

GOMA Talks: Beyond Eco-Anxiety

GOMA Talks returns this Thursday during the popular exhibition ‘Water’, to discuss the rise of eco-anxiety and how to successfully move forward with appropriate action. The audience will hear from Australian change-makers, all under the age of 25, including Aboriginal activist and training ecologist Jamie Graham, Grazier and Healthy River Ambassador Kate McBride, CEO of Food Frontier Thomas King and Activist Varsha Yajman. The event will also be streamed on Youtube. For more information, click here.

When: Thursday, February 20 from 6.30–7.30pm
Where: Cinema A, GOMA, South Brisbane
Cost: Free and unbooked. Seating is limited and is determined on a first in, first-seated basis.

Brisbane Women’s Club ‘Meet and Mingle’

Ladies, are you looking to meet, network and connect with other supportive, like-minded women? If your answer is yes, then this is the event for you! This is also a great opportunity to meet the Brisbane Women’s Club board members and learn more about the organisation. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. For more information, click here.

When: Thursday, February 20 from 5.30–7.30pm
Where: The Brisbane Club, Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Cost: Free, register online

Range Brewing + Collective Arts Brewing Collaboration Launch

Head down to Range Brewing this Thursday from 4pm to taste a new beer brewed together with Collective Arts Brewing to benefit those affected by the bushfire crisis. All proceeds from this beer will be donated to WIRES. And just to top it off, Collective Arts Brewing have brought over a pallet of their freshest and darkest beers! There will be five Collective Arts beers available on tap on the night, including the collaboration beer. These are: IPA 12, Surround Sound DIPA, Audio Visual Lager, Blueberry Cacao Sour and Origin of Darkness Imperial Stout (CR/AK Collaboration). Cans will be available from 4pm. For more information, click here.

When: Thursday, February 20 from 4pm
Where: Range Brewing, Byres Street, Newstead

‘Slice to Meet You’: Domino’s Speed Dating

Put your dating app to the side and join Domino’s and Dear Pluto this Thursday evening for a ‘Slice to Meet You’ speed dating night at Barbara. Is there a better way to meet your significant other than over a cheesy pizza?

When: Thursday, February 20 from 7–10pm
Where: Barbara, Warner Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: $21.86, more information and tickets through Eventbrite

Cheese Tasting at The Stores Grocer

Fancy a cheese tasting to end your Thursday? Head down to The Stores Grocer in West End this Thursday afternoon for a cheese tasting and discussion around the different types of milks used in a range of cheeses including cow milk and camel milk! For more information about the cheeses that you can taste, click here.

When: Thursday, February 20 from 3–5pm
Where: The Stores Grocer, Montague Road, West End

Local Harvest IPA Launch at Sea Legs Brewing

New beer alert! This Thursday Sea Legs Brewing will drop their new Local Harvest IPA! Head down to the brewery for a taste of the new brew – a fresh hop IPA brewed with 70kg of fresh hop varieties at Hilltop Hops Farm. This is a small batch release though, so you better get in quick! For more information about the launch and the new beer, click here.

When: Thursday, February 20 from 12pm
Where: Sea Legs Brewing Company, Main Street, Kangaroo Point

HEAT 6: Raw Comedy Competition 2020

Join in the fun this year for the Raw Comedy Competition! Round one of heats began on Sunday, February 9 and heat six will kick off this Thursday, February 20 at 8pm, with doors opening at 7pm. For more information about the competition click here.

When: Thuesday, February 20 at 8pm, doors open at 7pm.
Where: The Paddo Tavern, Given Terrace, Paddington
Cost: $25 online, $26 by phone, $27 at the door.

Jonathan Van Ness: Road To Beijing

Bringing his Road To Beijing world tour to Australia for the very first time, Queer Eye star hairstylist Jonathan Van Ness will visit the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre this Thursday! For more information, click here.

When: Thursday, February 20 at 7pm
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane
Cost: from $79, tickets available online

Friday, February 21

Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance

Dance on down later this week to Supercell, Australia’s festival of contemporary dance, returning to Brisbane for its fourth year! The festival will open your hearts and minds to the art of physical expression – demonstrated through thought provoking and innovative cultural showcases. For more information, visit supercelldancefestival.com.

When: Friday, February 21–Saturday, February 29
Where: across Brisbane
Cost: Free, view the program here.

Margarita Madness: International Margarita Day at Brisbane Night Market

You better believe it: there’s a day in the year to celebrate margaritas! And yep, it’s this Saturday. To celebrate, Brisbane Night Market will have six margarita varieties on offer on Friday night – from one end of the flavour spectrum to the other. For more information about this event, click here.

When: Friday, February 21 from 4–10pm
Where: Brisbane Night Market, Rocklea
Cost: Entry is $2.50 per person and under 15s can enter for free.

Women Wine & Wealth Party at Pourboy

This Friday you can meet like-minded, vision driven women at the Women Wine and Wealth Party at Pourboy. Got burning questions to ask? Now’s your chance! There will be live coaching from successful female entrepreneurs who will be addressing money, mindset, business, relationships, vision and more. This party is black and white themed, so dress to impress, grab your friends and head down for a good night! For more information, click here.

When: Friday, February 21 from 7pm
Where: Pourboy, Grey Street, South Brisbane
Cost: $50, tickets online

Drag Queen Bingo for Wildlife Bushfire Relief

Spend your Friday night raising funds for wildlife bushfire relief while having a great night out playing bingo with Melony Brests at Chardons Corner Hotel! Money raised from the event will also go towards wildlife bushfire relief including pallet drops for wildlife in need of food in bushfire affected areas. For more information, click here.

When: Friday, February 21 from 7–10pm
Where: Chardons Corner Hotel, Ipswich Road, Annerley
Cost: $12.25, tickets available online

International Student Festival at Retro’s

Uni is about to kick into gear for the year and before it does, all local and international students are invited to dress up and celebrate at Retro’s at this International Student Festival! For more information about the event, click here.

When: Friday, February 21 from 10pm
Where: Retro’s, 321 Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley
Cost: $9.50–$19.50, tickets available online

The Pirates of Penzance in Concert

End your week with a laugh this Friday at The Pirates of Penzance concert at The Princess Theatre. Sit back and relax as you enjoy two hours of “laughs, mischief, debauchery and romance” for the opening night of the hit musical in Brisbane. Please note, there is parking available at The Princess Plaza for $5 after 4pm otherwise there is nearby public transport including the Mater Hill bus station and the South Bank train station. For more information about the concert, click here.

When: Friday, February 21 at 7.30pm and Saturday, February 22 at 2pm and 7.30pm
Where: The Princess Theatre, Annerley Road, Woolloongabba
Cost: adults $44.90, children under 12 $30. Tickets available online.

Ongoing…

Brisbane Comedy Festival

Get ready to laugh your socks off, the Brisbane Comedy Festival is back for its 11th year! The festival will be carried out across 14 performance spaces in five Brisbane venues and boasts a fantastic program filled with talent for all ages to enjoy. For more information, visit brisbanecomedyfestival.com.

When: February 21–March 22, 2020
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall, Newstead Brewing Co, Fortitude Music Hall, The Tivoli.

BrisAsia Festival

Join in on the February festivities at the BrisAsia Festival! Back for its eighth year, the festival celebrates Asian culture and features traditional and modern Asian cuisine, art workshops, night markets, food discovery tours and much more. You have two weeks left to soak up all this festival has to offer for 2020! To check out the full program of remaining events across the city, click here.

When: until the end of February
Where: across Brisbane
Cost: Free

Meet Me At The Paragon: The Greek Cafe Phenomenon

Until mid-March, you can Learn all about Greek migrants who established cafes and milk bars in the early 20th century in Queensland in this brilliant exhibition, Meet Me At The Paragon. For more information about this exhibition including what the experience includes, visit slq.qld.gov.au.

When: until March 15 from 9am–5pm
Where: Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, State Library of Queensland
Cost: Free, no bookings required

$1.50 Oyster Happy Hour at Ehden Bar & Kitchen

This just in! Ehden Bar and Kitchen has recently announced their $1.50 Oyster Happy Hour, running from 4–6pm, Wednesday through to Sunday. Indulge in freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters during happy hour and pair it with a glass of champagne, a beer or a cocktail. For more information, click here.

When: Wednesday–Sunday from 4–6pm
Where: Ehden Bar & Kitchen, Montague Road, West End
Cost: $1.50 each, bookings online or call 3844 2346

Medibank Feel Good Program

Looking to escape the four walls of the office and get some exercise and some fresh air? Jump in on one of the outdoor exercise classes as part of the 2020 Medibank Feel Good Program! For more information and to view the program click here.

When: January 27–March 28
Where: Brisbane City and South Bank Parklands
Cost: free, no bookings required.

Spiders: The Exhibition at Queensland Museum

Fascinated by spiders? Well, until May 4 you can see a wide range of spiders at Queensland Museum up close! Explore the fascinating world of spiders, see 12 live spiders and 200 spider specimens up close and learn all about them until May 4.

When: until May 4
Where: Level 3, Queensland Museum
Cost: General admission – child $12.50, concession $13.50, adult $15.50. Tickets available online or at the museum.

Pool Bar at Riverbar and Kitchen

Riverbar and Kitchen has transformed into Pool Bar for the month of February and you have two weeks left to lap it up! Sip on a frozen espresso martini as you soak up the warm weather river side. With lounges, inflatable animals, towels and a fresh pop-up menu, you’re guaranteed to have a swimmingly good time.

When: every day until February 29
Where: Riverbar and Kitchen, Eagle Street, Brisbane

Water at GOMA

Immerse yourself in ‘Water‘ until April at GOMA. Walk across a rocky riverbed, travel across a sea of suspended gymnastics rings and play witness to animals from around the world gathering to drink from an impeccably blue waterhole, among other things. For more information, visit qagoma.qld.gov.au.

When: until April 26
Where: GOMA, South Brisbane
Cost: adult $18, concession $16. Tickets available online.


Are you planning to be out and about at one or more of these events this week in Brisbane? Let us know! Show us what you’re up to by snapping a photo and tagging @Brisbane on Instagram.

Jessica Perkins
Jess is a journalist who grew up on the Sunshine Coast before relocating to Sydney to finish her final years of schooling and then returning to Brisbane for university. Her passions lay in food and drink, event and entertainment editorial pieces and she enjoys keeping up to date with all things Brisbane. She credits her dedication, passion and love for journalism to her time spent in Gladstone as a cadet journalist – what she considers her most valuable experience in the field to date. On her days off (which are rare) you will find her with an almond chai latte in one hand and a book in another while probably still answering her work emails