Event Horizon 2 - What's on Now?

Ommm! The MINDBODYSPIRIT FESTIVAL is Australia’s largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies event and is FREE to attend! Learn from over 200 exhibitors, listen to free inspirational seminars, book yourself a psychic reading, try some body pampering, watch free stage performances, join a free meditation session, and taste some delicious health foods. Float into the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Cnr Merivale Street and Glenelg Streets, South Brisbane, from Friday, 28 February 2020 to Sunday, 1 March 2020 from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. daily. (Photo by L.J. May S/S)


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'WHAT'S ON NOW?' – low cost or free general events for you and your family to enjoy.

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  • The Medibank​ Feel Good Program FREE FITNESS PROGRAM is back in 2020, with 12 different classes to choose from including yoga and dancing. There are two class locations – South Bank Parklands and the City. There is also a program for 7 WAYS TO GET FIT IN BRISBANE, with hundreds of free and low-cost active and healthy classes, workshops and green spaces to exercise in across Brisbane. See the main listing for details.
  • The NEW WOMAN exhibition presents a snapshot of the art, personal stories and enduring legacies of Brisbane’s most significant and ground-breaking women artists between 1920–2019, reflected in painting, photography, sculpture, performance and installation works on a scale never before seen. The exhibition is ON NOW at the Museum of Brisbane, Gallery 1 in Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane CBD, and continues daily from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., and from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. on Fridays, until Sunday, 15 March 2020.
  • SPOKEN: CELEBRATING QUEENSLAND LANGUAGES, is a FREE EXHIBITION discovering the survival and revival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. Spoken presents an alternative retelling of the prevailing colonial narrative – placing rare historical records alongside the inspiring work of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who tell their own language stories through art, song and creativity. The exhibition is ON NOW at the State Library of Queensland (SLQ), and will run until Sunday, 19 April 2020.  
  • Music enthusiasts won’t want to miss the HIGH ROTATION EXHIBITION, which dives into the songs, stories and images of the Brisbane music scene, exploring a world of musicians and managers, labels and producers, venues and fans over the past 30 years. It reveals a snapshot of how popular music in Brisbane exploded from the local scene onto national and international stages. The exhibition is ON NOW at the Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City Hall, and runs until Monday, 20 April 2020.
  • Feeling brave? At the SPIDERS EXHIBITION, visitors can explore the fascinating world of spiders, one of the most formidable and often feared creatures in Australia. Get up close and personal with 200 spider specimens and 12 live species. If you’re up for it, head for the Queensland Museum, Cultural Precinct, Corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets, South Bank, Brisbane. The creepy crawlies exhibition is ON NOW and runs until Monday, 4 May 2020.

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  • MOONS: WORLDS OF MYSTERY at the planetarium. This event is ongoing and fascinating, as are a galaxy of OTHER SHOWS and DISPLAYS for kids and adults – it’s enough to make your jaw drop.
  • Discover Brisbane and live the magic with a BRISBANE GREETERS TOUR. These tours are run by a 200-strong team of volunteers who provide a free, authentic sightseeing service for locals and visitors on an ongoing basis.
  • Visit the MUSEUM OF BRISBANE at City Hall for exciting new exhibitions. The MoB updates its attractions regularly to both inform and entertain the citizens of Brisbane and visitors to our city.
  • WALK THE BEE GEES WAY between Redcliffe Parade and Sutton Street at Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia – opened by Barry Gibb on 14 February 2013. ONGOING ATTRACTION.




NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING: Surf’s up dude! Get set for a week of exciting surfing at the picturesque Noosa Main Beach. Plenty of big names will be battling it out for the top surfer gong. It’s ON NOW and runs until Sunday, 1 March 2020 on Noosa Main Beach on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Go to for more information. (Photo by L.J. May S/S)