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May Events 2021- Brisbane & Surrounds

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Published April 27th 2021
The ultimate list of events across Brissie & surrounds
This May, Brisbane and its surroundings will be showcasing a wide range of events, including family-friendly events, concerts, shows, festivals, fairs, workshops, fundraising events, multicultural, performing arts, and much more.

The list below features free & ticketed events:

1. Below The Belt
When: Saturday, 1-31 May 2021
Where: Online
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: This fundraising event encourages Aussies & Kiwis to get up and get moving in any way you like. You can walk, run, jog, skate, swim, or get creative with your movement. There will be fundraising prizes for those who raise the most money for this vital cause, along with prizes for the most kilometres, steps, and weekly challenges.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Below the Belt Facebook


2. Hills Festival
When: Saturday, 1-31 May 2021
Where: Various locations see website.
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: This month-long Festival will feature a wide range of events, including carnivals, workshops, masterclasses, firework displays, entertainment, amusement rides, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Hills Festival Facebook


3. Baggy Trousers
When: Saturday, 1 May 2021: 7:30pm-10pm
Where: Grand View Hotel,
Cost: $20pp
Details: Australia's premier Madness Tribute Show, Baggy Trousers, will be performing the best bits from the late 70s and early 80s, including "It Must Be Love", "House of Fun", " Baggy Trousers", and more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Grand View Hotel Facebook


4. City Sounds
When: 1-31 May 2021
Where: Various locations across Brisbane
Cost: Free
Details: Since 2000, City Sounds has showcased the local music scene with up-and-coming local musicians through live performances across the city. There is everything from alternative, folk, jazz, electro, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brisbane City Sounds Facebook


5. Brisbane Street Art Festival
When: Saturday, 1-16 May 2021
Where: Brisbane City- see website.
Cost: Free
Details: This festival will showcase the city's creative sector, connecting with hundreds of creatives with public art displays from local, national and international artists.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brisbane Street Art Facebook


6. The Savannah Sipping Society
When: Saturday, 1-15 May 2021
Where: The Incinerator Theatre, Burley Griffin Drive, Queens Park Ipswich
Cost: Adults: $22pp & Concession: $18pp
Details: This insightful comedy production involves the lives of four Southern women who meet at happy hour and decide to reclaim their enthusiasm for life. Together, they discover lasting friendships and renewed determination to live in the moment.

Click here for the website.

7. The Mangroves & Rusty Pickups
When: Saturday, 1 May 2021: 7pm-11pm
Where: Banshees Bar & Artspace, 131 Brisbane St, Ipswich
Cost: $5pp
Details: These Brisbane indie-rockers will be performing the sounds of the 80s with indie-rock and indie-pop quartet, with songs described as 'perfect for your dad'.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Banshees Bar & Artspace Facebook


8. Coil Basket Workshop
When: Saturday, 1 May 2021: 1pm-3pm
Where: Trevallan Lifestyle Centre,
Cost: $75pp
Details: In this workshop, you will learn how to make beautiful coiled baskets using new and recycled materials, explore classic and rustic styles, techniques, aesthetics, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Trevallan Lifestyle Centre Facebook


9. Planes, Trains & Autos
When: Saturday, 1 May 2021: 9am-4pm
Where: The Workshops Rail Museum, North Ipswich
Cost: See website
Details: There will be a celebration of all things aviation, rail and autos at this event. There will be aviation displays, aerobatic displays by Red Thunder, featuring historic warbirds, hands-on exhibits, locomotive displays & industrial machinery, walking tours, motorcycles, muscle cars, historic trucks, buses, emergency services vehicles, Air Force & Army machinery, drag cars, and much more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Workshops Rail Museum Facebook


10. Macrame Wall Hanging Class for Beginners
When: Saturday, 1, 7 & 30 May 2021
Where: See website.
Cost: $90pp
Details: This relaxing Class will teach you how to macramé for beginners. You will create your very own macramé wall hanging to take home. The four-hour class will also teach you the basics of macramé, various macramé knots, and more.

Click here for the website.

11. Beginners Wire Wrap Jewellery Workshop
When: Sunday, 2 May 2021: 10am-1pm
Where: Trevallan Lifestyle Centre, 77 Fernvale Road, Brassall
Cost: $85pp
Details: In this workshop, you will learn how to make a tumbled stone and some wire and turn it into a simple pendant. You can also take home written instructions with the supply list, extra wire, and another crystal.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Trevallan Lifestyle Centre Facebook


12. Opera in the Gardens
When: Sunday, 2 May 2021: 2pm-3:30pm
Where: Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha
Cost: Adults: $70pp & Students: $40pp
Details: Sit back and relax with a world-class opera performance by 'Australia's Most Beautiful Voices' and 'The Australian Pavarotti'. The afternoon will feature opera and musical solos, duets and group performances in the picturesque Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Opera in the Gardens Facebook


13. Grigoryan Brothers- A Boy Called Sailboat
When: Sunday, 2 May 2021: 2pm-3:30pm
Where: Redland Performing Arts Centre, 2-16 Middle St, Cleveland
Cost: Adults: $35pp, Concession: $30pp & Students: $20pp
Details: Sailboat brings love and hopes to a family who has forged a simple but proud life in the drought-ridden Deep South. One afternoon he brings home a "little guitar". From this moment, Sailboat and his little guitar are inseparable, and when his ill grandmother requests he write a song for her, Sailboat meanders through adversity to deliver the unimaginable- the greatest song ever written.

This heartwarming award-winning movie with the soundtrack performed live by the Grigoryan Brothers is a must-see.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Redland Performing Arts Centre Facebook


14. Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
When: Tuesday, 4 May 2021: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Ipswich Civic Centre,
Cost: Adults: $39pp & Concession: $35pp
Details: The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow will be rolling into Ipswich this May to deliver the ultimate evening packed with comedy. There will be a no-filler line-up of Australian stars and talented newcomers.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Ipswich Civic Centre Facebook


15. A Taste of Ireland
When: Tuesday, 4 May 2021: 7:30pm-9:25pm
Where: Boonah Cultural Centre,
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing
Details: A Taste of Ireland is the Irish Music & Dance Sensation that showcases spectacular Celtic performances, acclaimed Irish dancers, dazzling folk musicians and contemporary vocalists.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from A Taste of Ireland Show Facebook


16. Let's Get Cooking, Yarrabilba- Jamie's Ministry of Food
When: Tuesday, 4 May 2021- 5 June 2021
Where: Jamie's Ministry of Food Yarrabilba
Cost: Tickets range from $50-$150pp
Details: There will be five sessions that will see participants learning to make key recipes that cover every meal, from breakfast and sides to lunch and dinner, learn how to bring the best flavours of fresh ingredients, and plan on a budget.

Click here for the website.

17. The Time Travel Café
When: Wednesday, 5-23 May 2021
Where: The Canvas Club, 16B Logan Rd, Woolloongabba
Cost: $45pp
Details: This 60-minute immersive theatre gallery is reminiscent of the Parisian salon culture of the early 1920s with an absurdist twist. You are invited to talk, connect, question, and explore the patented Spacefold timeless void-lounge along with travellers throughout history.
You will connect with six historical figures from across time to aid in an understanding of the past, to question the conventional narrative, and expose hidden stories.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Time Travel Café Facebook


18. Dogs in the Schoolyard
When: Wednesday, 5-15 May 2021
Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Brisbane
Cost: See website.
Details: This child-friendly, fun, modern fable combining storytelling, original music and circus performance is suited for children aged between 3 and 8 years. Dogs in the Schoolyard explores themes of inclusion and exclusion, friendships, play, and resilience's through the lens of young dogs' experiences with other pups.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from QPAC Facebook


19. Moreton Bay Anywhere Festival
When: Thursday, 6-23 May 2021
Where: Various locations.
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: This family-friendly Festival sees you discovering places and performances in the nooks and crannies of Moreton Bay. There will be a wide range of free & ticketed theatrical festivities, including comedy in alleys, drama in backyards, and cabaret on buses, walking tours, circus performances, and much more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Anywhere Festival Facebook


20. Opera in the Reservoir
When: Friday, 7-16 May 2021
Where: The Spring Hill Reservoir, Spring Hill
Cost: See website.
Details: This incredible and exciting concert will showcase a world-class cast that will bring the roof down with spectacular arias, duets and ensemble pieces from Opera's most memorable moments. The event is a combination of live performances and visual spectacle with an exhibition that will include 20 original artworks of Mr Gordon Hanley's photo-realistic, Gold Point artworks.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Underground Opera Company Facebook


20. Autistricks
When: Friday, 7-21 May 2021: 7pm-8pm
Where: Shadowplay House,
Cost: $20pp
Details: This show will see Aaron Ducker's innovative and unique magic tricks, using the medium of magic to dispel some misconceptions of autism and destroy clichés.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Anywhere Festival Facebook


21. Brisbane Art Design Festival
When: Friday, 7-30 May 2021
Where: Various locations across Brisbane and surrounds.
Cost: Free & Ticketed events.
Details: Explore Brisbane's creative neighbourhoods with the Brisbane Art Design Festival. The festival focuses on art and design across the city with extensive talks, workshops, tours, and exhibitions.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brisbane Art Design Facebook


22. Shimano MTB Grand Prix Race
When: Saturday, 8 May 2021: 9am-3pm
Where: Event centre and parking location: Cnr Ford Road and Avalon Roads – Sheldon
Cost: See website.
Details: This event race will feature plenty of fun and opportunities to see Australia's elites and experienced amateur endurance racers, including casual racers. The racing circuit will feature the most popular trail sections and aims to feature some hidden gems.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Rocky Trail Entertainment Facebook


23. Moreton Bay Running Festival
When: Saturday, 8 May 2021: 3pm-7pm
Where: Pelican Park,
Cost: Tickets range between $15-$99pp
Details: This Festival will feature distances for all running (and walking) abilities. Distances will include child-friendly beginners to elite athletes.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Event Crew Facebook


24. Sighted: Beer Fest
When: Saturday, 8 May 2021: 12pm-6pm
Where: The Sound Garden, 318 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free registration to be in with a chance to win prizes.
Details: This Beer Fest will showcase exhibitors including Stone and Wood, Balter, Black Hops, Ballistic Beer Co, Young Henrys, and more. Tokens can be purchased online.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Sound Garden Facebook


25. Coochiemudlo Island Festival
When: Saturday, 8 May 2021: 12pm-9:30pm
Where: Mudlo Gardens Coochiemudlo Island,
Cost: Adults: $59pp & Children under 14yrs: Free
Details: This festival will feature music meeting the sea at Queensland's newest bespoke experience. The line-up will include East Coast musical talents, including Bobby Alu (solo), The Chocolate Strings, Karl S. Williams, The Double Happiness, Ruby Gilbert, and local island band Red Belly Black.

There will also be artisan market stalls, food stalls, engaging child-friendly activities, artist demonstrations, family-friendly entertainment, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Coochiemudlo Island Festival Facebook


26. Brookfield Ball
When: Saturday, 8 May 2021: 7pm-11pm
Where: 550 Brookfield Rd, Brookfield
Cost: See website.
Details: The evening will feature entertainment, champagne, wine, beer and soft drinks, and delicious food. Tickets are all-inclusive, and attendees are encouraged to wear their best formal attire.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brookfield Show Society Facebook


27. Overcoming Anxiety Meditation Workshop
When: Saturday, 8 May 2021: 10am-1pm
Where: Kadampa Meditation Centre,
Cost: $40pp
Details: This workshop will explore meditation methods and ways of thinking derived from Buddha's teachings that will help let go of stressed and anxious minds and deal with negative emotions. The workshop will also be live-streamed.

Click here for the website.

28. Eve's Game
When: Saturday, 8-16 May 2021: 5pm-6pm
Where: Miegunyah House, 35 Jordan Terrace, Bowen Hills
Cost: $35pp
Details: A Victorian detective game with a feminist perspective. Eve's Game is a combination of immersive theatre and sleuthing. It presents a feminist perspective on the life of a young woman in the late Victorian era. Afternoon tea included.

Click here for the website.

29. Mother's Day Psychic & Holistic Fair
When: Saturday, 8 & 9 May 2021: 9am-3pm
Where: Carrara Markets, inside the Events Arena.
Cost: Free
Details: The fair will showcase more than 50 spiritual and holistic experts, demonstrations, pop-ups, Psychic Reading Lounge with tarot cards, tea leaf and crystal ball readings, palmistry, astrology, clairvoyant, angel guidance, live entertainment, free workshops, and much more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Mother's Day Weekend Psychic & Holistic Fair Facebook


30. Flower Posy Arranging Class
When: Saturday, 8 May 2021: 9:30am-12pm
Where: See website
Cost: $95pp
Details: This Mother's Day Class will include learning how to make a gorgeous posy bouquet to surprise mum. The beginner-friendly Class will also include learning the correct techniques for holding and constructing your posy.

Click here for the website.

31. Mother's Day Market
When: Saturday, 8 May 2021: 9am-2pm
Where: The Soul Nook Collective, 89-93 Queen St Marburg, Ipswich
Cost: Free
Details: There will be various artisan vendors selling unique gifts, food trucks, and live music entertainment.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Soul Nook Collective Facebook


32. Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
When: Saturday, 8 May 2021-5 June 2021
Where: Queensland Theatre, 78 Montague Rd, South Brisbane
Cost: See website.
Details: Welcome to 1920s Italy. Two sisters. One wants to marry; one doesn't. What could go wrong? With a sprinkle of old-time movie magic, director Damien Ryan rescues this classic love story from the clutches of controversy. The performance will feature glamour, romance, song, laughter, and a plane.

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Image Courtesy from Queensland Theatre Facebook


33. Mother's Day at Wolston Farmhouse
When: Saturday, 8 & 9 May 2021: 10:30am-4pm
Where: Wolston Farmhouse, 28 Tomewin Currumbin
Cost: Adults: $49pp, Children: $39pp & Children under 4yrs: Free
Details: Celebrate Mother's Day with an unforgettable morning or afternoon at the historic Wolston Farmhouse with a tiered High Tea experience and a glass of sparkling wine, specialty teas, and filtered coffee. There will also be entertainment and a beautiful gift bag for all mums.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from National Trust of Australia Queensland Facebook


34. Japanese Brushstroke Painting Workshop
When: Saturday, 8 May 2021: 1:30pm-4:30pm
Where: WOODSTERS (Work-Shop Brisbane) - 16 Austin St, Newstead
Cost: $95pp
Details: In this workshop, you will learn how to master the brush, whether with calligraphy or beautiful creatures, flowers, and landscapes. The workshop will also include learning about magical watercolours and more.

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35. Shakespeare Classics
When: Sunday, 9 May 2021: 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Concert Hall,
Cost: Tickets range from $65-$95pp
Details: William Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest playwright of all time, and this concert will showcase his comedies, tragedies, and histories and other selections of the most powerful and enjoyable works inspired by Shakespeare's plays through music.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Queensland Symphony Orchestra Facebook


36. Junior MTB Grand Prix
When: Sunday, 9 May 2021
Where: See website.
Cost: $25pp
Details: This family-friendly event offer fun and free kids time trial races, cross-country events, a stand-alone race for juniors, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Rocky Trail Entertainment Facebook


37. Brisbane Breathwork with Enlightened Minds
When: Sunday, 9 May 2021: 12pm-4pm
Where: The Side Show, 49 Vulture St, West End
Cost: $90.00
Details: This event will feature a thorough introduction to the practice of breathwork, including a 60-minute breathwork session focusing on positive affirmations.

Click here for the website.

38. Mother's Day Market
When: Sunday, 9 May 2021: 7am-1pm
Where: Cleveland Markets, Bloomfield St, Cleveland
Cost: Free
Details: There will be a wide range of products from the local community with stalls selling art & craft, unique gifts, handmade items, fresh fruit & vegetables, plants, bread, fashion, accessories, pet items, homewares, and much more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Cleveland Markets Facebook


39. Mother's Day Buffet Breakfast
When: Sunday, 9 May 2021: 6:30am-10:30am
Where: Club Services Ipswich,
Cost: $32.90pp
Details: There will be a delicious buffet consisting of hot and cold food, free gift for mum, raffles, and lucky door prizes.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from CSI - Club Services Ipswich Facebook


40. Drummer Queens
When: Tuesday, 11-16 May 2021
Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre,
Cost: See website.
Details: The newest must-see original Australian theatrical experience, Drummer Queens will showcase a superb blend of movement and rhythm, with a massive variety of rhythmic styles.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from DrummerQueens Facebook


41. Love Thy Language Mate!
When: Thursday, 13 May 2021: From 10:30am
Where: Redland Museum, 60 Smith St, Cleveland
Cost: Members: $22pp & Non-Members: $25pp
Details: Celebrating the National Trust's Australian Heritage Festival, this one show will be based on the theme Our Heritage for the Future. The show takes on a whimsical look at how we communicate, where does language come from, and where it is headed in this multicultural, cyber-oriented world?

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Redland Museum Facebook


42. Jazz Under The Stars
When: Thursday, 13 May 2021: 6pm-10pm
Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Cost: See website.
Details: Brisbane-born mezzo-soprano Xenia Puskarz Thomas returns to wow audiences with the improvisation rhythms of jazz with a six-piece ensemble. There will also be fine food, including succulent seafood, slow-cooked beef, and premium bubbles, wine, and beer.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brisbane Racing Club Facebook


43 Ipswich Show
When: Friday, 14-16 May 2021: From 9am
Where: Ipswich Showgrounds,
Cost: Adults: $20pp, Concession: $15pp, Children: $10pp, Children under prep: Free, & Family (2 adults 3 kids): $50 per family
Details: This family-friendly event is one of the largest shows in Queensland and the largest community event in 2021! The show will include an array of entertainment, roving performers, sideshow alley, food stalls & trucks, displays, firework displays, exhibitors, pop-ups, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Ipswich Show Facebook


44. The Straddle Salute Triathlon Festival
When: Friday, 14-16 May 2021: 8am-3pm
Where: Point Lookout Oval,
Cost: See website.
Details: This festival will feature a range of events suited for all abilities, including a road triathlon, off-road triathlon, kids duathlon, and a fun run.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Straddie Salute Triathlon Facebook


45. Capturing Nature: Early Photography
When: Friday, 14 May 2021-22 August 2021
Where: Redcliffe Museum, 75 Anzac Ave, Redcliffe
Cost: Free
Details: This exhibition will see you travelling back to a time when photography revolutionised science, art and society. The collection will include never-seen-before images dating from 1857-1893 printed from the Australian's Museum's collection of glass plate negatives.

Click here for the website.

46. Brookfield Show
When: Friday, 14-16 May 2021: 9am-11pm
Where: Brookfield Showgrounds, 510 Brookfield Rd, Brookfield
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: Brookfield Show is Brisbane's 'Biggest Little Country Show', and it will showcase a celebration of the very best of regional and metro agriculture. There will be pavilions featuring art, sculpture, photography, needlecrafts and patchwork, horticulture, poultry, and woodwork exhibits, competitions, equestrian ring events, pony rides, live performances, demonstrations, miniature pig petting and races, combat archery, workshops, animal farm, and much more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brookfield Show Society Facebook


47. Buddha Birthday Festival
When: Friday, 14-16 May 2021: 9am-5pm
Where: Chung Tian Temple, 1034 Underwood Rd Priestdale
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly multicultural festival will celebrate Australia's harmony and diversity, as well as Buddha's birthday, with cultural entertainment, activities, demonstrations, Buddhist talks, Baby Blessing Ceremony, vegetarian food stalls, multicultural performances, meditation, workshops, and much more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Buddha Birth Day Festival Facebook


48. The Qld Choir presents Requiem of the Living
When: Friday, 14 May 2021: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: St Stephen's Cathedral, Elizabeth St, Brisbane
Cost: Adults: $50pp, Concession: $45pp & Students: $15pp
Details: The concert's program will include Overture 'La finta giardiniera'-W.A Mozart, Dance of the Blessed Spirits- C.W. von Gluck, Exultate Jubilate K165 W.A Mozart, and Requiem for the Living-Dan Forest.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Queensland Choir Facebook


49. Pine Rivers Garden & Plant Fair
When: Saturday, 15 & 16 May 2021
Where: 757 Gympie Rd, Lawnton
Cost: $6pp
Details: This family-friendly and dog-friendly fair will showcase entertainment, competitions, prizes to be won, plant and garden sales, food stalls, guest speakers, garden displays, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Pine Rivers Garden and Plant Fair Facebook


50. Musical Theatre Gala
When: Saturday, 15 May 2021
Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre,
Cost: See website.
Details: The event will feature award-winning Australian soprano Lorina Gore and acclaimed performer Simon Gleeson with the full power of a large orchestra. Music will include Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Chess, Frozen, and much more.

Click here for the website.

51. Lincoln Austin: The Space Between Us
When: Saturday, 15 May 2021-8 August 2021: 10am-5pm
Where: Ipswich Art Gallery,
Cost: Free
Details: The exhibition is a major mid-career survey of the past two decades of Lincoln Austin's practice; it also draws together works from public institutions and private collections.

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52. Sounds at the Sands Festival
When: Saturday, 15 May 2021: 12pm-7pm
Where: Cleveland Sands Hotel,
Cost: See website.
Details: Music lovers will be in for a treat at the Sounds at The Sands Festival. The festival will showcase over six hours of live music performances from Australia's favourite touring and Tribute artists, including tributes to Queen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Elton John, Tom Petty, and Melissa Etheridge.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sounds At The Sands Facebook


53. Cloudland & The Musical
When: Saturday, 15 May 2021: 7:30pm-10pm
Where: Ipswich Civic Centre,
Cost: Adults: $89pp, Concession: $79.90pp & Children: $59.90pp
Details: with a stunning caste of over 30 world-class actors, musicians, and dancers, this performance will feature the music of The Bee Gees, Buddy Holly, Dragon, The Angels, Jerry Lee Lewis, UB40, Cold Chisel, Johnny O' Keefe, Midnight Oil, Australian Crawl, Normie Rowe, Mental as Anything, and much more.

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54. Powercruise- Powerplay
When: Saturday, 15 May 2021
Where: Queensland Raceway,133 Champions Way, Willowbank
Cost: Pre-paid by 2 May Adults: $25pp, After 2 May Adults: $30pp & Children under 12yrs: Free
Details: Powercruise is Australia's favourite "Cruising Car Show" and proudly supported by Supercheap Auto nationally as well as other local companies. The event will showcase motor racing circuits, cruising sessions, burnout competitions, drifting competitions, power skid competitions, off-street racing competitions, and much more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Powercruise Promotions Facebook


55. Brunswick Street Art Party
When: Saturday, 15 & 16 May 2021: 12pm-4pm
Where: Brunswick Street Mall, Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly event will bring vibrancy to the Valley, with talented local artists taking over Brunswick Street Mall with a live exhibition of visual installations and performance arts featuring graffiti skills, painting, dance, and music.

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56. Carl Barron- Skating Rink for Flies
When: Tuesday, 18-30 May 2021
Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre,
Cost: See website.
Details: When Carl was a small boy at school, he asked the teacher how Ants feel. He never got an answer all those years ago, but he still wants to know. Voted number one comedian two years running, this brand new show will feature an evening of Barron pondering things we all think about but never mention.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from QPAC Facebook


57. Melt: Festival of Queer Arts & Culture
When: Wednesday, 19-30 May 2021
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse,
Cost: Free & Ticketed events
Details: The Festival will showcase a jam-packed program featuring spectacular events, dazzling performances, discussions, theatre shows, cabaret, visual arts, forums & panels, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from BRISBANE POWERHOUSE Facebook


58. The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show
When: Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Where: SunPac,
Cost: $30pp
Details: With his life's love, June Carter by his side, Johnny Cash became one of the most outstanding performers of all time. From the famous Folsom Prison shows to the legendary Highway Men, Johnny Cash performed them all: telling the stories of American life, love and troubled times.

Click here for the website.

59. Vintopia Wine Tasting
When: Friday, 21 May 2021: 5pm-7pm
Where: Cloudland, 641 Ann St, Brisbane
Cost: See website.
Details: This event will feature nine wines, including a full glass of your favourite. All wines presented will be available to purchase by glass or bottle; there will also be a cheese and Italian meat board and freshly shucked oysters.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Cloudland Facebook


60. Digital Debussy- Flute, Viola & Harp Trios for the Digital Age
When: Saturday, 22 May 2021: 3pm-4pm
Where: Holy Trinity Hall,
Cost: Adults: $45pp, Concession: $35pp & Children: $15pp
Details: This family-friendly concert will showcase a recital of tranquil dreams, pastoral scenes and fragmented recollections with a combination of flute, viola and harp.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Contra Concerts Facebook


61. Paniyiri Greek Festival
When: Saturday, 22 & 23 May 2021
Where: The Greek Club, Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane
Cost: See website.
Details: This multicultural family-friendly festival will showcase a celebration of all things Greek with cultural entertainment, performances, displays, traditional food stalls, demonstrations, activities, traditional music and dance, and much more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Paniyiri Greek Festival Facebook


62. Heal Yourself Expo
When: Saturday, 22 & 23 May 2021: 9:30am-4pm
Where: Hercules Road State School,
Cost: $5pp
Details: This event will showcase a line-up of practitioners, speakers, workshops, a Kids Zone, entertainment, exhibitors, pop-ups, demonstrations, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Heal Yourself Expo Facebook


63. QLD State Jigsaw Puzzle Competition
When: Saturday, 22 May 2021: 1pm-4pm
Where: Sandgate Town Hall
Cost: $50pp
Details: Teams of two will have three hours to complete an identical 500piece puzzle. There will be prizes galore, and the winners will represent Queensland in the National Competition. This is an inclusive all ages and all abilities event designed to bring the community together with like-minded people who usually enjoy this hobby alone.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Australian Jigsaw Puzzle Association Facebook


64. Beauty & The Beast
When: Saturday, 22 May 2021: From 7pm
Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Brisbane
Cost: Tickets range between $65-$95pp
Details: One of the world's most-loved fairy tales will be retold through classical ballet skill and choreography at this event. The performance will showcase vibrant colour, virtue, exhilarating solos and pas de deuxs with a cast of leading classical ballet artists from across Australia and abroad.

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65. The Grape Escape Fun Run
When: Saturday, 22 May 2021: 12pm-6pm
Where: The Overflow Estate 1895 Winery,1660 Beaudesert-Boonah Rd, Beaudesert
Cost: See website.
Details: This family-friendly event will showcase wine, fun and a little run. The event will include walking or running through the vineyard, wine tastings and dancing at the after-party.

Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Overflow Estate 1895 Facebook


66. The Gathering
When: Sunday, 23 May 2021
Where: Ipswich Turf Club, Ipswich
Cost: $15pp
Details: This family-friendly multicultural event will feature Celtic heritage with a spectacular performance of Celtic music, lost arts, traditional food, medieval re-enactments, and more.

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67. People of Colours
When: Thursday, 27-29 May 2021: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse,
Cost: Adults: $35pp & Concession: $25pp
Details: This event will showcase a unique blend of spoken word, music, and movement that is a reminder of coming home.

This debut conversation by artists of colour will lead to the heart of many realities, revealing black and brown diversity as a celebration, joy, and well-seasoned food.

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68. Show Guys
When: Friday, 28 May 2021
Where: Brisbane Showground,
Cost: See website.
Details: With an all-star boylesque and drag cast, will serve up some tantalising tease in celebration of a once-notorious flop, now an eccentric cult masterpiece.

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Image Courtesy from BRISBANE POWERHOUSE Facebook


69. BrisStyle Twilight Market
When: Friday, 28 May 2021: 4pm-9pm
Where: Brisbane City Hall, King George Square, Brisbane
Cost: Free
Details: BrisStyle Markets are the one and only Brisbane-based marketplace selling 100 per cent locally handmade goods, with over 60 local designers. There will be all kinds of treasures, unique gifts, artisanal items, food trucks, and more.

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70. Killer Queens
When: Saturday, 29 May 2021
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse,
Cost: See website.
Details: Five ferocious females will take the audiences in the music of Queen and original infusions from other glam rock royals. The performance will showcase the greatest hits, including "We Will Rock You", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "We Are The Champions", "Another One Bites The Dust", " Don't Stop Me Now", "Somebody to Love", "Bohemian Rhapsody", and much more.

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Image Courtesy from BRISBANE POWERHOUSE Facebook


71. Synthony
When: Saturday, 29 May 2021: 5pm-10pm
Where: See website.
Cost: See website.
Details: This 'One Night Only' event will showcase an epic outdoor show featuring the ultimate celebration of the last 30 years of dance music, showcasing a unique collaboration between Orchestra, DJs, live vocalists and feature musicians. Dance anthems will include Avicii, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim, and more.

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72. Brisbane Green Heart Fair
When: Sunday, 30 May 2021
Where: 7th Brigade Park, Newman Rd, Chermside
Cost: Free
Details: This community-friendly fair is a sustainable living festival that will showcase over 120 leading sustainability organisations, community groups, artisans, foodies, green-thumbs, conservationists, eco experts, and more. There will also be family-friendly entertainment and activities.

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