The hot months are upon us, and Brisbane has lots to offer during the summer! Here's a few top things that we recommend in the month of February in Brisbane!
Saturday 6th February at The Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills - http://www.brisbaneshowgrounds.com.au
The St Jerome's Laneway Festival started in 2004 by Jerome Borazio and Danny Riogers dow a rat and garbage infested Caledonian Lane in Melbournes CBD. They decided that the Melbourne summer's would be much better with more live music but in unique settings and also an excuse to to have somewhere to drink with their mates, and eventually became a magnet for the likeminded. Each Sunday afternoon, they would feature new bands of the time and these sunday shows were soon dubbed the 'Summer Series'
By February 2005, posters were made, bins removed and restaurants backing on to Caledonian Lane had been convinced that selling food out their rear doors was a good idea. With a tiny stage crammed down one end of the skinny alleyway, the line-up of bands pulled largely from the Summer Series drew a sold out crowd.
A festival was born!
All Stars: 2016 Rugby League All Stars
Saturday 13th February at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Suncorp stadium http://www.suncorpstadium.com.au
The 2016 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars is back at Suncorp Stadium. The best Indigenous players in Rugby League will take on the NRL All Stars on February 13, 2016.
The Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars has been an outstanding success and is one of Rugby League’s most celebrated events. The emotion, atmosphere, excitement and pace of the All Stars is something best experienced live and with the return to Suncorp Stadium, it promises to be a memorable night with some of Rugby Leagues biggest names looking to get their season off to the best possible start.
Sam Thaiday, Josh Morris, Jessica Mauboy and Wayne Bennett joined NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg and Chair of the Australian Rugby League Indigenous Council, the Honourable Linda Burney MP, to make the announcement and re-affirm the importance of the game.
Eat Street Markets Pop Up Drive In cinema
February 2016 at Northshore, Hamilton, Brisbane https://www.movies.eatstreetmarkets.com.au
Eat Street Markets, Brisbane, adds a “Pop Up” Drive-In and Outdoor Cinema to its Northshore dining experience every Friday and Saturday night with special events on other nights, check movie schedule for dates and times.
Screening current popular releases as well as occasional classic Hollywood blockbusters, the “Drive-In” is situated only minutes from Eat Street Markets along Macarthur Avenue on the banks of the Brisbane River with City vistas as a magical backdrop.
Enjoy the latest movies from either the comfort & privacy of your own vehicle or one of our comfy Moon Chairs in our dress circle and enjoy a night outdoors under the stars with a cool river breeze.
Every Friday & Saturday Night, Gates open 5.30pm, Movie starts 7:30pm.
NFL Superbowl 50
Monday 8th February 2016 at The Fox Hotel, 71-73 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, 4101 http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/50
One of the biggest sporting events of the year is rearing its helmeted head, so if you’re serious about experiencing the 50th annual Super Bowl in true American style, The Fox Hotel, Brisbane, has you covered. Catch all of the hard-hitting action as we open early and bring you this colossal sporting event live on the big screen.
Variety Valentines Ball
Saturday 13th February 2016 at Tattersalls Club, 215 Queen Street, Brisbane, Australia 4000 http://tattersallsclub.com.au
One of the “must-attend” events of the 2016 Brisbane calendar – Valentines Ball. Raising much needed funds for Variety – the Children’s Charity of Queensland, this spectacular “Gatsby” themed evening will be held at the Tattersalls Club, a venue like no other.
With a 4-piece 1920’s swing band, dance-floor, roving performers, ‘magical’ guests, a photo booth, prize wheels, ladies touch-up stand, roving photographers, a monster raffle, lucky door prizes, as well as prizes for best dressed male and female in a ‘Fashions of the Night’ parade, there will be non-stop excitement ALL evening. The menu will include canapés on arrival, cocktail-style main meals, a dessert buffet, and a four-hour beer and wine package.
Sunday 7th February 2016 at The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale and Glenelg Street, South Brisbane
James Bay will be returning to our shores with his full band for the Chaos And The Calm tour of Australia in January and February 2016.
At his pair of sold-out debut Australian performances earlier this year, James Bay delighted fans with a taste of Chaos and the Calm prior to its release.
This is the tour Australia has been waiting for. With a penchant of selling out shows in minutes flat, don’t miss the chance to catch this incredibly talented performer take to the stage on his biggest tour yet.
Mrs Browns Boys
Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th February 2016 at The Brisbane Entertainment Centre http://www.brisent.com.au
Good Mourning Mrs. Brown features the original cast, with Brendan O'Carroll as Mrs. Brown and will re-live many of audiences' favourite moments from the hit Channel 7 TV series with new scenes live on stage.
"Australia was feckin' amazing. We loved the experience of being Down Under and can't wait to get back.", said Brendan O'Carroll from his home town of Dublin.
In Good Mourning Mrs. Brown, we see Mrs. Brown and the whole family tackle the wake and funeral of Grandad Brown. There is just one problem, Grandad Brown is not dead! It’s the usual unmissable side-splitting mayhem of Mrs. Brown’s Boys live on stage!
John Cleese and Eric Idle - together at last for the very first time
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th February 2016 at The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale and Glenelg Street, South Brisbane
Britain’s living legends of comedy and founding members of legendary British comedy troupe Monty Python, John Cleese and Eric Idle perform in their must-see new show, John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time!
Touring Australia in 2016, the British icons will perform unforgettable sit-down comedy, blending scripted and improvised bits with storytelling, musical numbers, exclusive footage, aquatic juggling and an extended audience Q&A to craft a unique comedic experience with every performance.
No two shows will be quite the same, thus ensuring that every audience feels like they’re seeing John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time for the very first time. And now you know why the show is called that, don’t you?
This is a show you do not want to miss in 2016!