9 Things to do in Brisbane in April

Doughnut Time
I’m a bit late on this month’s list of what’s on in Brisbane but now that Easter’s out of the way here are some things to do for the remainder of April.

Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land until 21 June at GOMA
This is the first major exhibition of New Zealand contemporary artist Michael Parekowhai’s work. Best of all, the exhibition is free and you can see some photos in one of my previous posts.

Banff Mountain Film Festival: 13-17 April at the Powerhouse Theatre
The Australian leg of this iconic film festival tour consists of two and a half hours of mountain-themed short films. This one’s for the adrenaline junkies and wanderlusters.

Crochet Step by Step: 15 April at Rouge Coffee
If, like me, you never took any notice when your grandma offered to teach you how to knit and crochet but in hindsight you should have paid ALL OF THE ATTENTION then this workshop will help right those wrongs. Tea cosies and snuggly beanies ahoy!

Twin Peaks Trivia Night: 15 April at the GOMA Cafe Bistro
Bad news is that David Lynch is out of the upcoming Twin Peaks remake. Good news is that you can test your knowledge of Laura Palmer’s murder and go in the running to win David Lynch-themed goodies at the Twin Peaks trivia night being held at GOMA.

Brisbane Twilight Markets: 17 April at King George Square
I’m a sucker for markets and also late night shopping in the city so this kills two birds with one stone, as well as my wallet.

4ZZZ Street Soundzzz: 18 April at 4ZZZ HQ
If you’re under 25 and interested in learning more about Brisbane’s iconic community broadcaster then head to Street Soundzzz for station tours, workshops, markets, and live bands.
Friday Nite Snackdown: every Friday night at Fish Lane
If you like Fridays, snacks, puns, and pitting foods against each other to see which will reign supreme on your tastebuds then end your week at Fish Lane for Friday Nite Snackdown, presented by Wandering Cooks.

Kokedama Workshop: 26 April at Showroom, Paddington
Spend the afternoon making your own moss balls under under the direction of Caroline from Wilde Flora. Classes cost $95 and include two handmade kokedamas to take home as well as a cuppa and some nibbles.

An Evening With Noel Fielding: 27 April – 7 May at QPAC
Most shows are sold out but if you stalk the ticketing page you might just get lucky!

(Top image taken at Doughnut Time/Alfredo’s Pizzeria but doughnuts and pizza are every month foods, amiright?)


  1. Matthew Pike April 8, 2015

    Lots going on in Brisbane is would seem!

    Buckets & Spades

    • In the past I've fallen into the trap of complaining that there's never anything on (and I'm pretty sure a lot of other residents have too), so this is a good remedy to that!

  2. she. April 8, 2015

    Seriously sounds like an amazing city to visit.


  3. Sarah April 9, 2015

    Twin Peaks trivia sounds so awesome!

  4. Lena April 13, 2015

    yay! I love these posts, happy to find another brissie gal x


  5. Thomas Maloney May 25, 2015

    A lot of these events in Brisbane are time sensitive. Any attractions that are held all year round?

    • Hi Thomas, many of the Gallery exhibitions last for a couple of months at a time, and there are weekly markets held in various suburbs around the city. Things like Friday Nite Snackdown and Eat Street Markets are also regular fixtures. Laneway Learning and Showroom also hold workshops all year round. Hope that helps!


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