Big Fork Theatre at the Anywhere Theatre Festival

Tarragindi Scouts Den 31 Newington Street, Tarragindi, Queensland, Australia

Big Fork Theatre, in association with Anywhere Theatre Festival, presents Around the Campfire, a fully improvised comedy that celebrates the great Aussie tradition of swapping stories around the campfire.  Every performance of Around the Campfire will be unique and suitable for all ages. Audiences are encouraged to bring along their own picnic food and drinks […]

Peperine Gala Fundraiser

Marriot Brisbane 515 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Mater Foundation in partnership with Taylor Major will be hosting a Gala Dinner in order to raise money for cancer. Peperine will be headlining this wonderful occasions, and tickets for general admission can be bought here.


Mother’s Day Markets

Eagle Street Pier 45 Eagle Street, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia

Show Mum how special she is and treat her to an unforgettable Mother’s Day at Eagle Street Pier Sunday 14th May. Eagle Street Pier will be hosting an exciting collection of Mother’s Day Markets with beautiful offerings including; gifts, crafts, jewellery, fashion and flowers. Treat mum to a leisurely stroll browsing the 20+ market stalls, […]

Brisbane Arts Theatre Events

Brisbane Arts Theatre 210 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Brisbane Arts Theatre will have two new shows opening next month, Avenue Q, and 50 Shades! the Musical. Avenue Q: For those who don’t know about this seemingly cute, family puppet musical, the first thing we’ll say is DON’T BRING YOUR KIDS! This is a more grown-up version of those loveable Sesame Street muppets who dance, sing, […]

The Village

La Boite Theatre Company 6 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia

The Village showcases the cultural diversity of Australia and honours the courage, strength and determination of the women, men and children who have made this country their new home. It uses the verbatim stories of refugees and people seeking asylum to guide audiences on an experiential journey. Witness how ordinary people have found themselves in extraordinary […]

$20 – $25

Australian Chamber Orchestra Soloists Performance

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Cultural Precinct, Cnr Grey and Melbourne Street, South Bane, Queensland, Australia

The Australian Chamber Orchestra will be performing at QPAC this May during their tour of the country, as they showcase the incredible talent of three extraordinary musicians in their ACO Soloists performance. Principal violinist Satu Vänskä will take centre stage and direct the Orchestra alongside Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve and Violinist Glenn Christensen. The Orchestra will […]

$63 – $133

Peter Hudson at the Percolator Gallery

Percolator Gallery 134 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, Queensland, Australia

Peter Hudson's latest exhibition will kick off at the Percolator Gallery in Paddington between May 17 and May 21. This body of work, Reef, reveals a sombre and moving illustration of the fragility and distress currently faced by the Great Barrier Reef. The opening event will be on Saturday, May 20 between 2pm and 5pm.


Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular 2017

Central Plaza One 345 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Lethbridge Gallery will be the proud curators and coordinators of the 2017 Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular. This year, they will be exhibiting a selection of Archibald finalists alongside the exhibition, featuring special guest Wendy Sharpe (Archibald prize winner 1996), Tsering Hannaford, Tom MacBeth and Kirsty Neilson. Proceeds from the annual exhibition will again directly benefit […]


Spanish Baroque: Brandenburg and Circa

Concert Hall, QPAC Melbourne Street & Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

On Tuesday, May 16, the Spanish Baroque: Brandenburg and Circa will be performing in Brisbane at the Concert Hall QPAC. The show is a muscular masterpiece where the strength and vigour of the music matches the sensational acrobatic and circus choreography that plays out on stage. The musical focus of the show is an energetic pasticcio […]

$57 – $97

The American Essentials Film Festival

Palace Centro Cinema 39 James St, Fortitude Valley , Queensland, Australia

This May, Palace Cinemas once again are bringing the best of American independent film to Australian screens with American Essentials. Twenty films make their Australian premiere—many hot on the heels of their world premieres at A-list festivals around the world—as the three-week festival tours five cities, celebrating the latest indie treasures in narrative feature and documentary, together […]

‘Avenue Q’

Brisbane Arts Theatre 210 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

From the team behind The Book of Mormon comes Avenue Q, a puppet show that's far from kid-friendly. The Tony Award-winning musical, which has returned to Brisbane after three consecutive sold-out seasons, peers into the adult lives of beloved Sesame Street muppets as they navigate unemployment, relationships, and addiction. A hilarious, risqué romp, the show has garnered admiration from audiences and […]


Blues on Broadbeach

Broadbeach Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Blues on Broadbeach, one of the largest free music festivals in Australia, will be returning with a huge line-up of over 70 national and international artists this year. More than 160, 000 people are expected to attend the event with live music, various foods, beverages and exclusive festival events on offer.

Noosa Food and Wine Festival 2017

The Noosa Food and Wine Festival is almost upon us with only three days remaining until the festival begins on Thursday, May 18. To celebrate the opening of the festival, all of the chefs will gather together on Noosa Main Beach to kick-start the food and wine extravaganza where TV crews and photographers will have […]


Ironlak Art & Design in Garden City

Westfield Garden City Corner Logan Road & Kessels Road, Upper Mount Gravatt, Queensland, Australia

Next week will see the opening of Ironlak Art and Design at Westfield Garden City, with celebrations of music, beer and wine kicking off on Thursday, May 18. The new store will differ slightly from the look and feel of the Queen Street and Chermside stores, but still align with their general aesthetic. The test benches will still remain, which […]

Glenfarclas Masterclass Whiskey Tasting

Baedeker 111 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia

Glenfarclas Masterclass is holding a quality whiskey tasting event. Enjoy a lovely evening indulging your tastebuds in top shelf whisky that dates back to 1865. RSVP your spot to Darren: [email protected]


Gambaro Hotel’s Gala Ball

Gambaro Hotel 33 Caxton Street, Petrie Terrace, Queensland, Australia

On May 19, the Gambaro Hotel will gear itself up for an evening of glitz and glamour to fund raise for the Courier-Mail Children's Fund. This will be the event's third year, an evening that will feature a fireworks display, dancers, exotic circus performers, wonderful photo opportunities, and live music. If you would like to […]


Russel Morris – Blues On Broadbeach Music Festival

The Star Gold Coast 1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia

The Star Gold Coast will be hosting an exclusive and free Russel Morris concert on Friday, May 19 as part of the 2017 'Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival'. Morris will be supported by Canadian Soul, Roots and Blues performer Charlie A' Court, known for fiery guitar skills and powerful vocals.  

Australian Superyacht Rendezvous

Australia's very first Superyacht Rendezvous will be held on the Gold Coast this May. More than $100 million worth of Superyachts will line the coast's crystal blue shores next month bringing the global yacht industry to Australia. Many noteworthy businesses in the Marine Industry have recognised the economic potential for the event, showing their support […]

William Crighton – Hope Recovery Tour

Within a short time, William Crighton has drawn Australia's attention. Known as one of Australia's hottest rising stars William Crighton welcomes - Hope Recovery Tour to Queensland. Opened for The Beach Boys and The Temptations he's an upcoming talent you don't want to miss. He will be playing at The Imperial Hotel, Eumundi on Friday 19th May […]

Tracie Eaton’s Emergence Showcase

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort Manor Circuit, Hope Island, Queensland, Australia

Tracie Eaton's latest collection, 'Emergence Showcase', will be exhibited on a VIP night in May. The night will include canapés and light refreshments, music, comedy, art, and live body painting. Tickets and event information can be found here.


Behind Closed Doors by Natalie Weir

Playhouse, QPAC Melbourne Street & Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Natalie Weir, an award-winning choreographer from Expressions Dance Company, will be bringing her new show Behind Closed Doors to the Playhouse at QPAC this May. Following the lives of late-night guests and staff at a hotel, this seductive work uses modern jazz and contemporary dance to present a keyhole view of the private lives of […]

Lethbridge Gallery

Lethbridge Gallery 136 LaTrobe Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Lethbridge Gallery has an exciting line up of exhibitions to look out for. This month artists Bronwyn Searle and Riley P will be showcasing their new exhibitions between 20-31 May.          

Gluten Free Food Expo

Royal International Convention Centre 600 Gregory Terrace , Bowen Hills, Queensland, Australia

Coming to the Brisbane Showgrounds this May, Coeliac Queensland will be putting on the states largest Gluten Free Food Expo. With everything from healthy snack-foods to delectable baked goodies, the expo will feature food from over 50 australian gluten-free producers each offering a bounty of delicious gluten- free treats. With presentations from medical professionals as well […]

Gluten Free Food Expo

Royal International Convention Centre 600 Gregory Terrace , Bowen Hills, Queensland, Australia

Come along to this years two-day Gluten Free Food Expo. Opening on Saturday 20 May, enjoy a selection of tasty gluten free treats. The event will feature more than 50 exhibitors, cooking demonstrations and presentations from medical professionals who specialise in coeliac disease.

Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup Day

The carnival action will continue at Doomben for the $650 000 Hardy Brothers Doomben cup. The fashion theme this time will be Fashion Forward where you are encouraged to take the chance to be creative and embrace this year's seasonal trends. Race day ambassador, Sam Webb, will be present, who is the co-founder of the charity, Livin, […]

Brisbane goes Greek for the famous Paniyiri Greek Festival

Musgrave Park 121 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Famously diarised by all food, dance and festival goers for the third weekend in May, the acclaimed Paniyiri Greek Festival will be held next weekend (May 20 and 21) and will this year celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Hellenic Dancers. Whether you’re a devoted annual high kicker, a fan of Greek culture, or a […]


Sandstone Point Hotel 1800 Bribie Island Road, Sandstone Point, Queensland, Australia

92.7 Mix FM and Empire Touring will be returning to Brisbane for the second year running at the Sandstone Point Hotel on Saturday 20 May. Following a stellar reception last year and a blockbuster lineup from the 70s, 80s, and 90s promised, tickets are likely to sell fast. Make sure you don't miss out!

Bronwyn Searle and Riley P’s May Exhibition

Lethbridge Gallery 136 LaTrobe Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Artist Bronwyn Searle and newcomer Riley P show their new exhibitions this May. Bronwyn Searle's new collection 'Out from the Crowd' shows the contrast between the delicate bright flowers and the thorny stems that meander off the edge of the canvas and is captured through contrasting light and shade. Riley P has created a new body […]

The Triumph Alliance Fundraising Dinner

Indian Mehfil  10 Felix Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Wednesday 20th May, sit down and enjoy an authentic Indian buffet while hearing about the work of The Triumph Alliance in Ghana. You will also have the opportunity to hear about the first sponsored recipient of their fundraising program.  


Sudiram Cup 2017

Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre 296 Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara, Queensland, Australia

The Gold Coast will play host to a historic Australian-first when the World Mixed Team Championships of Badminton – the prestigious Total BWF Sudirman Cup – hits the newly launched Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre from May 21-28, 2017. The 2017 TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup marks the first time the BWF has selected a […]

Total BWF Sudirman Cup

Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre 296 Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara, Queensland, Australia

The World Mixed Team Championships hits the Gold Coast this May 21-28. Taking place at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre, come along to witness phenomenal badminton superstars take out the championships.    

Second Chance Sister’s High Tea

The Emporium Hotel 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia

To celebrate those special ladies in one's life, fundraising group Second Chance invites females and their 'sisters' whether they be kin or best friends to spend with them a gorgeous afternoon enjoying bubbly and a selection of sweets and savories. Tickets can be bought via Cheryl LeCerf, with 100% of proceeds going to women in […]


Susan Faludi in conversation with Paul Barclay

Brisbane Powerhouse will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Susan Faludi for its inaugural Writers + Ideas International Series. Faludi will share her sometimes funny, sometimes painful and always poignant investigation into identity, as she focusses on her memoir, In the Darkroom, where she discusses her father's gender reassignment and her family history in Hungary under […]


Brisbane Powerhouse Presents: Jay Raynor

Award-winning restaurant critic, author of The Ten (Food) Commandments and UK Masterchef Judge, Jay Raynor, will be coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse on May 21 as part of the Writers and Ideas International Series. Come and join the fun on Sunday May 21 as Jay Raynor, our very own culinary Moses, sets out to provide hilarious guidance on the very best […]

$30 – $35

Guiding Lights II

The Percolator Gallery 134 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, Queensland, Australia

The Percolator Gallery in Paddington will be showcasing their newest exhibition, Guiding Lights II. Passionate volunteers from the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) will take guests around the exhibition in what will be a knowledgeable tour.


Banff Mountain Film Festival

Gold Coast Arts Theatre 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

On Tuesday, 23rd May the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will reach The Arts Centre on the Gold Coast. The Australian line-up presents over two and a half hours of unique and never before seen short films that showcase some of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet. Ticket prices: Adults $30.50, Children (15 yrs and under) […]

Ivan Coyote at Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane Powerhouse welcomes award-winning author Ivan Coyote to the Writers + Ideas International Series as they share stories and tales from their latest book, Tomboy Survival Guide, a funny and moving memoir about their past and coming to terms with complex and personal issues of gender identity. Coyote is an award-winning author of ten books, a creator […]


Ian Rankin in conversation with Michael Robotham

The Brisbane Powerhouse Writers + Ideas International Series will see best-selling crime writer and OBE recipient, Ian Rankin, discuss his latest Rebus novel, Rather be the Devil, with Australia's Gold Dagger-winning crime writer, Michael Robotham. Both award-winning writers will provide an interesting discussion on crime novels that will keep the audience wanting more. Ian Rankin and Michael […]


ATSA Independent Living Expo

Royal International Convention Centre 600 Gregory Terrace , Bowen Hills, Queensland, Australia

This Wednesday 24 May, visit the ATSA Independent Living Expo. The event will feature more than 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, modified motor vehicles, mobility solutions, pressure care and employment support just to name a few.

World Expeditions: Himalayan Adventures

World Expeditions 129 Margaret Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Join World Expeditions Himalayan experts to hear about new adventures, including self guided treks in the Everest region, a new bike and hike adventure in Bhutan, a new range of mountaineering trips including a mountaineering skills course and a new school re-build.  The company is celebrating its new Himalaya brochure with a national roadshow and […]


Whiskey Tour of the Highlands

Mr Edward's Alehouse 46 Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Whiskey Tour of the Highlands' will be hosted by Rachel MacDonald at Mr Edward's Alehouse on Wednesday, May 24. The dinner will include four courses, each paired with a different whiskey from Aberlour, Longmorn, and The The Genlivet. Booking are essential and can be made here.


E.G. and Metro Arts Presents ‘Swallow’

Metro Arts 2/109 Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Calling all theatre lovers! From Olivier Award-winning writer Stef Smith comes Swallow, a new contemporary play co-presented by Metro Arts and E.G. Uplifting and internationally acclaimed, the play follows three strangers who cross paths and encounter each other's struggles, heartbreaks, and triumphs. The show will be held in the Sue Benner Theatre. Swallow is part of […]

Lady Beatle

Roundhouse Theatre 6 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia

Queensland performer, Naomi Price will star in La Boite Theatre Company's final installment in their pop culture cabaret series, Lady Beatle. Hitting the stage this May, the show will follow on from their previous hit productions Rumour Has It and Wrecking Ball featuring music from The Beatles. Rather than acting as a theatre biopic, the stage production will alternatively focus on telling […]

$30 – $60

McGrath Foundation Charity Event

634 Main Street 634 Main Street, Kangagroo Point, Queensland, Australia

The McGrath Foundation will be holding a charity dinner and auction on Thursday, 25 May. The foundation raises money to place breast care nurses in communities across Australia and increase the overall awareness of this disease. Guests are encouraged to wear pink to show their support for this worthy cause and a percentage of all proceeds from the […]

The Pearlfishers

Lyric Theatre, QPAC Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Australia’s prima diva Emma Matthews will thrill Brisbane audiences when she graces the stage of the Lyric Theatre, QPAC in Bizet’s classic opera The Pearlfishers, presented by Opera Queensland for a two-week season from 25 May to 3 June 2017. The Pearlfishers story takes place during the pearl diving season in colonial Ceylon, where old […]

$54 – $150

Vivid Sydney

Sydney Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Vivid Sydney is lighting up again with mesmerising light sculptures, creative ideas and cutting-edge music. Vivid will transform Sydney into a wonderland of light, showcase some eclectic music and fresh collaborations - in the Opera House no less - and deliver talks on innovation, creativity and community in the creative industries.

Chris Bennie Solo Exhibition

Gold Coast City Gallery 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

Chris Bennie, a Gold Coast artist will be launching his new exhibition, 'On Top, In Front', at the Gold Coast City Gallery on May 27. His exhibition explores the concept of how items and ideas are transformed through the process of literally placing objects on top or in front of others, obscuring the status of […]

Ben Quilty Exhibition ­ May/Jun 2017

Jan Murphy Gallery 486 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Ben Quilty’s exhibition, The Last Supper, features new works that reflect upon the confusing and often confronting state of humanity. After a number of recent international exhibitions, The Last Supper gives Queensland audiences the opportunity to view Quilty’s latest work. A boldly expressive painter, his rich impasto works grapple with pertinent social and cultural concerns. […]

Darley Kingsford Smith Cup Day

Eagle Farm Racecourse 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot, Queensland, Australia

The Brisbane Racing Carnival will continue to amaze with the Darley Kingsford Smith Cup Day at Eagle Farm Racecourse on May 27 at 9:30am for members and 10am for the general public. The fashion theme is 'Bold Colour' where you are encouraged to embrace the seasonal trend of bright block colours interpreted in creative ways. The raceday […]

Black Mist Burnt Country Exhibition

Gold Coast City Gallery 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

Black Mist Burnt Country is a national touring exhibition of artworks by over 30 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists commemorating the British atomic tests in Australia in the 1950s. Selected from public and private collections the exhibition features artworks from the past seven decades: Included are Albert Tucker, Arthur Boyd, Ian Howard, Pam Debenham, Toni Robertson, […]