Zeppelin, dining deals and post-human art – here’s what’s on in Brisbane this weekend

As we breeze further into the depths of winter this weekend, Brisbane is welcoming an exciting program of events to warm up the hearts of culture fiends, foodies and musos. From June 13–16, find a fleet of great music acts at Brisbane’s best venues, fresh-new theatre and even bush shindigs. Here’s what to do this weekend in Brisbane …
Jun 14, 2024, updated Jun 14, 2024

To find out more about what’s on in Brisbane, head to our Event Guide.

The swoon-worthy sensation Marlon Williams is coming to Brisbane for a show at the Tivoli on Thursday night. The Kiwi crooner is best known for his atmospheric indie-folk sounds and lyric-heavy songs. As part of Open Season Festival, Marlon will be performing his latest music with an intimate concert.Also on Thursday, experience the long-awaited Australian debut of Yves Tumor. The genre-bending polymath will be taking to the stage of The Princess Theatre, performing tracks from their latest critically acclaimed album. Fresh off the back of a viral Coachella set, discover Yves Tumor’s fascinating blend of eclectic rock, RnB and electronica this week.On Friday night, catch the lush harmonies and addictive sounds of the beloved-Australian band The Paper Kites. With more than a decade of celebrated music under the belt, The Paper Kites will be returning to Brisbane for a show at The Tivoli. The Melbourne-born outfit will be playing its decade-defining tunes like Bloom, Paint and more.

For a hit of nostalgia, Australian Rock Collective will be playing the iconic 1971 album Led Zeppelin IV. Darren Middleton of Powderfinger, Mark Wilson of Jet, Davey Lane of You am I and Kram of Spiderbait will be uniting once again to perform the generation-defining tracks of this beloved record. ARC present Led Zeppelin IV Live will be at Fortitude Music Hall on both Saturday and Sunday.

Fortunately, if you’re craving a whole punnet of fresh music, Felons Barrel Hall is hosting the winter edition of its beloved festival Seasonal Fruit. Leading the line-up is UK songstress Tirzah, along with American three-piece Bonny Doon, Skeleten, Tex Crick and Middle Name Dance Band. Spend your Sunday afternoon unwinding with local and visiting acts, fresh froths and river views.

Experience Queensland Ballet’s refreshed take on the romanticist ballet Coppelia this weekend. With the classic comedy being relocated to the South Australian town of Hahndorf, this new vision for Coppelia takes on the show’s mayhem and young love with a touch of Australiana. Be mesmerised by this iconic ballet, with music by Leo Delibes, from Saturday at QPAC.

Shake and Stir’s acclaimed original play Fourteen returns to QPAC this weekend. An adaptation of award-winning journalist Shannon Molley’s memoir, the play follows Shannon’s experience coming of age at an all-boys Catholic school in 1999 region Queensland. Set to a mixtape of 90s bangers, the play is a story of self-discovery against adversity as Shannon navigates his sexuality.

Queensland Theatre will be debuting its latest play this weekend with Cost of LivingPenned by the Pulitzer-winning, Polish-American playwright Martyna Majok, Cost of Living follows four seemingly disconnected characters whose lives are at a crossroads as they endure the very-human experience of needing to care and be cared for. The latest iteration of this prolific play will be running from June 15 to July 13.

Special events
This weekend, head to the country for a weekend of equine arts and local flavour with Scenic Rim Clydesdale SpectacularRunning from June 15–16, this community festival returns with an exciting line-up of horse performances, larger-than-life sculptures, cracking competitions and more. Discover carriage rides, bush shindigs and more throughout the region all weekend long.

Art and exhibitions
Museum of Brisbane is inviting you inside the studios of some of Brisbane’s leading artists this weekend with its new bus tourMoB is hitting the road June 14, with a six-hour tour of the studios of Brisbane. The tour starts at John Honeywell’s studio followed by a stop at Julian Podmore’s workshop. After lunch at Farmhouse Kedron, enjoy a guided tour through MoB’s latest exhibition, Rearranged: Art of the Flower. Spots are limited so get secure yours now.

In anticipation of Double Vision Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse is celebrating with an otherworldly exhibition of bio-human art from Yandell Walton. Hailing from Melbourne, Yandell is best known for her fascinating post-humanist works, intersecting the human, non-human, and technological. When We Are One sees the artist consider these themes through photogrammetry and Motion Capture in a captivating installation.  

At QAGOMA, Waanyi artist Judy Watson’s career-survey exhibition mudunama kundana wandaraba jarribirri continues for another weekend – combining more than four decades of her prolific work. From fascinating home videos to mesmerising sculpture, the exhibition is a captivating look at the politics of place, family and history.

Experience Japanese artist Hiromi Tango’s artist residency at the Museum of Brisbane this weekend, showcasing the community-led project Gentle Petal. The multi-room installation features upcycled textiles for attendees to create flowers, which will then enliven the walls of the Adelaide Street Pavilion. Hiromi’s vibrant project aims to inspire healing through the social connection of creating together.

This month, Dine BNE City has come to life across The City – celebrating the area’s best venues with an epicurean paradise of delicious events and unmissable deals. Whet your appetite this weekend with a culinary adventure thanks to the Supper Club series. Discover set-menu sensations running at all your favourite inner-city eateries. Feast on Chinese delicacies at Phoenix, savour Donna Chang’s signature dishes or indulge with a tomahawk steak at Vintaged Bar and Grill. On Thursday and Friday, walk on the wild side with a Bar Safari through The City’s most coveted watering holes. Elevate your after-work tipple with sip and snack deals such as the new kid on the block Longwang and its $25 Beer and Bao series. You’ll also find champagne and oysters at Rothwell’s Bar & Grill, frosé and share plates at Santa Monica and much more. With more than 55 venues coming together for more than 90 exclusive offers and events, an abundant feast of flavours and fun awaits.

Markets and more
Stock up on fresh-local produce, bespoke goodies and street food snacks at one of the weekly markets as well. Riverside Markets, Kelvin Grove Village Market, Jan Powers Farmers MarketsCarseldine Markets, Nundah Farmers Markets and the Redcliffe Markets are open and trading this weekend.

To find out more about what’s on in Brisbane, head to our Event Guide.

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