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Published February 11th 2020
Brissie will be in for a treat this March with events galore
Brisbane you will be spoilt for choice this March with a massive line-up of free & ticketed events.

The list below features something for everyone, including festivals, workshops, musicals, theatre, film, food, performing arts, concerts, music, classes, and more.

1. Brisbane Comedy Festival
When: Sunday, 1-22 March 2020
Where: Various locations across Brisbane
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: Brisbane Comedy Festival officially begins on 21 February, and it will showcase plenty of laughs with more than 70 of the most hilarious national & international comedians, stand-ups, comedy battles, improves, one-liners, whimsy & mockery, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brisbane Comedy Festival Facebook


2. Shrek The Musical
When: Sunday, 1-15 March 2020
Where: QPAC, Lyric Theatre, Cnr Grey and, Melbourne St, South Brisbane
Cost: See website
Details: This lavish multi-million-dollar musical, is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, will bring the hilarious story of everyone's favourite ogre to life on stage. There will be 19 songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery. Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Shrek The Musical Australia Facebook


3. Basket Weaving Class
When: Sunday, 1 March 2020: 4pm-7pm
Where: Teacher's Studio
Cost: Tickets range from $80-$90pp
Details: This workshop will teach you how to make a beautiful coiled basket using naturally dyed and sustainable raffia. You will also learn the fundamentals of hand stitching around a core whilst adding various colours and textures (coiling). Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from ClassBento Facebook


4. City Sounds
When: Sunday, 1-31 March 2020
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free
Details: City Sounds is Australia's largest and longest-running free live music event. It showcases a wide range of music genres, with something different each week. There will be anything from jazz and funk to electro and indie. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The City Sounds Facebook


5. Suitcase Rummage
When: Sunday, 1 & 15 March 2020: 12pm-5pm
Where: Brisbane Square, 266 George St, Brisbane
Cost: Free
Details: This mini scaled market event will showcase wares, handmade items, shows, vintage, records, bric-a-brac, artwork, music, clothing, books, jewellery, accessories, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Suitcase Rummage Facebook


6. YWCA's International Women's Day Comedy Event
When: Monday, 2 March 2020: 7pm-8:30pm
Where: The Regatta Hotel, 543 Coronation Drive, Toowong
Cost: $20pp
Details: This comedy event will showcase a night celebrating the power, the sass and the hilariousness of women-led comedy. This year's comedian for the event will be Lauren Bonner. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from YWCA Australia Facebook


7. Variety Gala Show
When: Thursday, 5 March 2020: 10am-1:30pm
Where: Geebung Zillmere RSL Club, 323 Newman Road, Geebung
Cost: Free
Details: There will be entertainment, sing-alongs, activities, prizes to be won, raffle tickets, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Geebung RSL Facebook


8. Big Book Barn Book Sale & Family Fair
When: Thursday, 5-8 March 2020: 9am-4pm
Where: 52 Andrew St, Bundamba
Cost: Gold coin donation.
Details: This Fair and Book Sale will showcase over 10,000 books for sale in over 25 categories starting from $1, books include novels, cooking, children, gardening, history, autobiographies, and more. There will also be entertainment, book scavenger hunt, carnival games, community stalls, afternoon tea, face painting, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Drug ARM Facebook


9. Park Vibes
When: Saturday, 7 March 2020: 3pm-8pm
Where: Pine Rivers Park, Gympie Rd, Strathpine
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly event will showcase a celebration of food, music, and fun. There will be entertainment, a scrumptious range of international cuisines, firework displays, free amusement & carnival rides, food trucks, performances, a pop-up bar, Kids Zone, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Visit Moreton Bay Region Facebook


10. Redland Bayside Blues Festival
When: Saturday, 7 March 2020: 12pm-9pm
Where: Capalaba Regional Park, Pittwin Rd, North Capalaba
Cost: Gold coin donation
Details: This music festival will combine a beautiful park setting with Blues music entertainment by Fat Picnic, Hussy Chicks, Mojo Webb Band, Kayso Grande, Devils Kiosk, and much more. There will be performances, food trucks & stalls, and children's carnival rides. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Bayside Blues Festival-Redlands Facebook


11. Autumn Drift Matsuri
When: Saturday, 7 & 8 March 2020: 8am-10pm
Where: Queensland Raceway, 133 Champions Way, Willowbank
Cost: $30pp for the weekend & $50pp all weekend, including camping.
Details: The Drift Matsuri is the biggest drifting events held in Australia, and it will showcase two-days of non-stop drifting action and entertainment. There will be 250 entries and four drifting courses. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from QR Drift Matsuri Facebook


12. North Lakes 5k Colour Frenzy
When: Sunday, 8 March 2020: From 7am
Where: Lake Eden at North Lakes, Lakefield Drive, North Lakes
Cost: Fundraising event- Adults: $25-$35pp, Children: $1-17.50pp & Family: $60-$80pp
Details: This fundraising event will help raise funds for Animal Rescues across Australia. There will be fun events, including Colour Stations, Foam Station, Obstacles, and fun run warm-up at 8:15am, and the walk/run at 8:30am, short 1.65km loop track. All events are designed for all ages. There will also be entertainment and market stalls. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Colour Frenzy Facebook


13. Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years
When: Sunday, 8 March 2020: From 7pm
Where: The Tivoli Theatre, 52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: $61.03pp
Details: This tribute concert will feature unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel, songs will include "The Sound of Silence", "Mrs Robinson", "The Boxer", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Simon and Garfunkel Through The Years Facebook


14. Music for The Soul with Angela Fabian
When: Sunday, 8 March 2020: 3pm-6pm
Where: Mr & Mrs G Riverbar, Eagle Street Pier, Eagle Street, Brisbane
Cost: Free
Details: This performance will showcase energy and a voice that inspires by Angele Fabian. The performance will feature a melody that combines soul and RnB vibes with a generous dash of folk thrown in. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Mr & Mrs G Riverbar Facebook


15. Brisbane Cycling Festival
When: Thursday, 12 March 2020-5 April 2020
Where: Various locations across Brisbane- see website
Cost: See website
Details: This cycling festival will showcase plenty of events, including Track National Championships Masters, Juniors, Elite, & U19, The Big Bike Film Night, Gala Luncheon, Six Days Series Final, and Tour de Brisbane. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brisbane Cycling Festival Facebook


16. Brewsvegas
When: Thursday, 12-22 March 2020
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: This event will showcase a city-wide festival dedicated to celebrating good beer. There will be over 100 beer events across over 60 venues, including beer tastings, beer & food pairings, pop-ups, competitions, entertainment, live music events, food, games, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brewsvegas Facebook


17. Women's Adventure Film Tour 19/20
When: Friday, 13 March 2020: 7pm-9pm
Where: University of Queensland, Schonell Cinema & Live Theatre, Union Road, St Lucia
Cost: Adults: $25pp & Concession: $20pp
Details: This film event will include an emcee introduction, guest speaker, prize draw, as well as screening of the 19/20 Season of the Women's Adventure Film Tour, which will include award-winning short films celebrating the inspiring women around us. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Women's Adventure Film Tour Facebook


18. Paddyfest
When: Sunday, 14 March 2020
Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse, 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot
Cost: Adults: $20-30pp, VIP Party: $125pp, & Children (2-17yrs): $5pp
Details: This Festival will be Brisbane's biggest St Patrick's Day Festival, and it will showcase entertainment galore, activities, pop-ups, games, food stalls & trucks, beer galore, roving performers, live music, acts, performances, traditional Irish bites, child-friendly activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Paddyfest Brisbane Facebook


19. Brisbane Beerfest
When: Saturday, 14 March 2020: 1pm-9pm
Where: Victoria Park, Brisbane
Cost: See website
Details: This festival will take you on a journey of beer and food discovery, with over 300 unique, exotic and small-batch craft beers, ciders, wines, cocktails, pop-ups, masterclasses, beer & food pairings, entertainment, activities, games, exclusive festival brews, ciders, cocktails, & boutique spirits, food trucks & stalls, tasting & sampling, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from BeerFest Australia Facebook


20. Persian Nowruz Fair
When: Sunday, 15 March 2020: 1pm-9pm
Where: Events On Oxlade, 50 Oxlade Drive, New Farm
Cost: Free
Details: This multicultural family-friendly fair will showcase entertainment, cultural festivities, performances, mini traditional Persian bazaar, art & craft, pop-ups, stalls, food stalls, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Pomo Connection Facebook


21. Rolling Thunder Vietnam
When: Wednesday, 18 & 19 March 2020
Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Cost: Tickets range from $89.90-$119.90pp
Details: This concert will showcase some of the great rock classics including "Magic Carpet Ride", "Fortunate Son", "All Along The Watchtower", "Run Through The Jungle", "The Letter", "The Real Thing", "Killing Me Softly With His Song", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Rolling Thunder Vietnam Facebook


22. The Darkness
When: Wednesday, 18 March 2020: From 7:30pm
Where: The Tivoli Brisbane, 52 Costin St, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Tickets range from $68.20-$79.90pp
Details: Where are the heroes that this world needs, the heroes that this world deserves? Cast aside despair, people, for the tide will turn and the sun will come again as The Darkness will be coming to Brisbane this March, and it will boast with hits that include "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" and "Love Is Only A Feeling". Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Darkness Facebook


23. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical
When: Wednesday, 18 March 2020-12 April 2020
Where: QPAC, Lyric Theatre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne Streets, Brisbane
Cost: See website.
Details: This musical will be based on the much-loved Roald Dahl's delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It will be a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination", "The Candy Man" and "I've Got a Golden Ticket", alongside a brand new, toe-tapping Broadway score. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Australia Facebook


24. Jimmy Eat World Australian Tour
When: Thursday, 19 March 2020: From 7pm
Where: The Tivoli Theatre, 52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost:
Details: In celebration of their recently released 10th studio album 'Surviving', Jimmy Eat World will be heading back to Australia this March. The concert will feature iconic tracks such as "Bleed American", "The Middle", "Sweetness", "Pain", "I Will Steal You Back", "Always Be", "Certain", and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Jimmy Eat World Facebook


25. Mountainfilm on Tour 2020
When: Friday, 20 March 2020: 7pm-9pm
Where: University of Queensland, Schonell Cinema & Live Theatre, Union Road, St Lucia
Cost: Adults: $25pp, Concession: $20pp & Family (2 adults 2 kids): $60 per family
Details: This film event will showcase an evening of inspiring and captivating films handpicked from the Mountain Film Festival in Telluride, Colorado. There will be a feature collection of culturally rich, adventure-packed, and engaging documentary short films. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Mountainfilm on Tour: Aus & NZ Facebook


26. Broriginals Live
When: Friday, 20 March 2020: 7pm-8pm
Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Cost: See website.
Details: This show will be part satire, part advice (also satire), roller coaster ride of stand-up comedy, sibling rivalry, podcasting, and race politics by brothers and self-proclaimed Successful Aboriginals Texas and Travis De Vries. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Broriginals Podcast Facebook


27. American Song
When: Friday, 20 & 21 March 2020: From 7:30pm
Where: Gardens Theatre - QUT, George Street and Gardens Point Road, Brisbane
Cost: Adults: $49pp, Concession: $42pp, Pensioner & Full-time Student: $37pp
Details: This performance will tackle the confronting and heartbreaking issue of gun violence, reaching beyond national or cultural borders in an intimate exploration of love, forgiveness, and parental responsibility- Andy's experience is common to many of us; the slow accumulation of a good life: love, work, friendship, family. As he heads off to work to give the biggest presentation of his career, he wishes his teenage son Robbie goodbye. Eight hours later, everything has changed. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from QUT Gardens Theatre Facebook


28. Puppetry of The Penis– The Best Bits Tour Live
When: Friday, 20 March 2020: 8pm-9pm
Where: Twelfth Night Theatre, 4 Cintra Road, Bowen Hills
Cost: Adults: $54.90pp & Concession: $49.90pp
Details: This show will feature Australia's greatest theatrical export who will bring a collection of all of their 'Best Bits'. There will be theatrical and absurdist humour, iconic acts, along with several new installations. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Puppetry Of The Penis Facebook


29. Baby to Toddler Show
When: Friday, 20-22 March 2020: 9:30am-4pm
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Bank
Cost: Free
Details: This show will feature exhibitors, one shop stop for all pregnancy, baby & toddler needs, stylish shopping experiences, expert advice, demonstrations, displays, entertainment, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Baby to Toddler Show Facebook


30. MOULD: A Cheese Festival Brisbane
When: Friday, 20 March 2020: 4:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
Cost: $45pp
Details: This foodie event will showcase the best artisan cheese producers from across Australia. There will be pop-ups, tasting & sampling, masterclasses, wine pop-ups, exhibitors, stalls, full food program, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Mould: A Cheese Festival Facebook


31. CMC Rocks Qld
When: Friday, 20-22 March 2020
Where: Willowbank, Ipswich
Cost: Adults: $349pp, Youth (15-17yrs): $349pp & Children (4-14yrs): $134pp
Details: This festival will be the biggest international country and roots festival in the Southern Hemisphere and it will showcase an explosive array of international and national country music superstars over three massive days & nights. For camping tickets see website. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from CMC Rocks Facebook


32. Villanova International Carnival
When: Saturday, 21 March 2020: 5pm-10pm
Where: Villanova College, 24 Sixth Ave, Coorparoo
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly event will showcase a lineup of entertainment, activities, amusement & carnival rides, carnival festivities, market stalls, roving performers, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Villanova Carnival Facebook


33. Violent Femmes Australian Tour
When: Saturday, 21 March 2020: From 12:30pm
Where: Sandstone Point Hotel, 1800 Bribie Island Rd, Sandstone Point
Cost: See website
Details: Folk-punk band Violent Femmes are returning to Australian shores this coming March for their first national tour since 2017. The concert will showcase their one-of-a-kind take on American music, front porch folk, post-punk, spiritual jazz, country blues, avant grande minimalism, and golden age rock 'n' roll. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sandstone Point Hotel Facebook


34. UK Bee Gees
When: Saturday, 21 March 2020: From 8:30pm
Where: Caboolture Sports Club, Station Road, Morayfield
Cost: Free
Details: This show will present all the great songs, harmonies, the look, mannerisms, and dry humour from the Bee Gees. The Tribute Show will take you down memory lane with all the classic Bee Gees hits over their four decades at the top of the pop charts from 1966 to 1999. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Caboolture Sports Club Facebook


35. Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show
When: Sunday, 22 March 2020: 8pm-11pm
Where: Geebung Zillmere RSL Club, 323 Newman Road, Geebung
Cost: Free or $20pp for non-members
Details: This tribute show will feature all the hit songs from Fleetwood Mac. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Geebung RSL Facebook


36. QODE 2020
When: Tuesday, 24 & 25 March 2020: 8am-5pm
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Glenelg St, South Brisbane
Cost: Tickets start from $60pp
Details: This event will aim to influence not only the entrepreneurs, but to also install a fresh perspective amongst policymakers, traditional industries, and investors. There will be over 300 experts from 170 plus established tech companies and startups. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from QODE Brisbane Facebook


37. World Science Festival Brisbane
When: Wednesday, 25-29 March 2020
Where: Various locations across Brisbane
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: This festival will bring together the world's best thought leaders to produce a spectacular program featuring live and digital content, concepts, challenges, discoverers, advancements, and more. There will be entertainment, workshops, shows, activities, displays, talks, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from World Science Festival Brisbane Facebook


38. National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing and Boating Expo
When: Friday, 27-29 March 2020
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
Cost: Adults: $19pp, Adult Two-day Pass: $30pp, Pensioner: $14pp & Children under 15yrs: Free
Details: This show will showcase all things outdoors, fishing and boating, with exhibits, displays, demonstrations, pop-ups, exhibitors, bargains and brands on sale, Action Arena featuring shows & acts, test drives, cooking demonstrations, food stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo Facebook


39. Damien Leith– A Tribute to Roy Orbison with Strings
When: Friday, 27 March 2020: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Redcliffe Entertainment Centre, Downs Street, Redcliffe
Cost: $60pp
Details: This Tribute to Roy Orbison with Stings concert will showcase songs like "Pretty Women", "Only the Lonely", "You Got It", "In Dreams", "Leah", "Running Scared", "Crying", and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Damien Leith Facebook


40. Faulty Towers Dining Experience
When: Friday, 27 March 2020: 6pm-8:30pm
Where: Caboolture Sports Club, Station Road, Morayfield
Cost: $85pp or $510 per table of six
Details: This interactive, pretty much anything can happen experience; will include a 2-hour tour de force of gags, mayhem, a 3-course dinner, and entertainment galore. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Caboolture Sports Club Facebook


41. Royal Toowoomba Show
When: Friday, 27 & 28 March 2020
Where: Toowoomba
Cost: Adults: $15pp, Concession: $10pp, Children (5-12yrs): $5pp, Family Pass ( 2 adults 2 kids): $35 per family, & Sideshow Alley (single entry & 10 rides) Pass: $50pp
Details: This family-friendly agricultural event will showcase a massive lineup of entertainment, activities, demonstrations, wood chopping events, produce competitions, pop-ups, market stalls, competitions, equestrian events, livestock judging, sideshow alley, amusement & carnival rides, carnival festivities, fashion shows, food tasting, food trucks & stalls, games, show bags, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Toowoomba Royal Show Facebook


42. Rocklea Rocks On
When: Saturday, 28 March 2020: 1pm-9:30pm
Where: Rocklea Showgrounds, Goburra St & Ipswich Road, Rocklea
Cost: Adults: $25pp, Children (13-17yrs): $10pp & Pensioners: $20pp
Details: This community family-friendly event will showcase a day filled with music and entertainment. There will be Abba Live (Australia's best Abba Tribute Band), The Naturals, Tony Adams, superhero experiences, roving performers, performances, prizes to be won, family-friendly activities, carnival & amusement rides, market stalls, Kids Zone, buskers, pop-ups, food vans, community-based stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Rocklea Rocks On Facebook


43. Japanese Nationals
When: Saturday, 28 & 29 March 2020: 8am-5pm
Where: Queensland Raceway, 133 Champions Way, Willowbank
Cost: Spectators Saturday: $20pp, Spectators Sunday: $30pp, Spectators Weekend Pass: $40pp, Children under 14yrs: Free
Details: This two-day event will feature non-stop JDM swag including Time Attack, Show 'n' Show, Cruising, Drift Matsuri, and more. Click here for the website.

44. Rumours Fleetwood Mac Tribute
When: Saturday, 28 March 2020: From 6pm
Where: North Lakes Sports Club, 42 Flinders Parade, North Lakes
Cost: $45pp or $270 per table of six
Details: This Tribute Show will showcase Gold Coast-based musicians who will showcase Fleetwood Mac hits. Tickets include a drink on arrival, two-course buffet dinner, reserved seating, and support act. Free entry from 8pm. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from North Lakes Sports Club Facebook


45. Jazz by the River with Leena Salim
When: Sunday, 29 March 2020: From 3pm
Where: Mr & Mrs G Riverbar, Eagle Street Pier, Eagle Street, Brisbane
Cost: Free
Details: Leena Salim will be covering a range of jazz fusion styles-from pop to funk, soul to blues, Latin to Bossa. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Leena Salim's Fan Page Facebook


46. Celebrating Nina Simone - Featuring Award-Winning Daughter Lisa Simone
When: Tuesday, 31 March 2020: 7:30pm-9:15pm
Where: QPAC Concert Hall,
Cost: Tickets range from $59-$129pp
Details: Award-winning actress and Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist, Lisa Simone, will perform all the feel-good Simone classics like "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Feelin' Good", "Black Is The Colour", "Love Me Or Leave Me", and more. Click here for the website.

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