Want to know what’s going on in the Valley this month? Our Events Guide has everything from weekly happenings to monthly exhibitions and one-off special occasions.
While we’ve listed what’s currently happening in the Valley here, it’s a good idea to check directly with the individual operators, official websites and social media for the most up-to-date trading hours and info.
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Arts and culture
Discover the latest exhibitions in the Valley’s galleries and art spaces. At Art from the Margins, the Dark Moon Rising collaborative collection of artworks by Matthew Lys and Louis Lim continues until 5 March. For The Sake of Love, Tammy Law’s photo exhibition of her mother’s migrant experiences, is also on display until 5 March.
Institute of Modern Art hosts Caitlin Franzmann’s to the curve of you digital artworks and the On fire: climate and crisis group exhibition until 20 March. At Mitchell Fine Art Gallery, view the late Adam Cullen’s bold artworks on display until 5 March, while over at Philip Bacon Galleries, the Summer Exhibition of various Australian paintings is on show until 13 March.
For hands-on craft and interior styling tips, book for February workshops at Finnley Home that include the Palentine’s Day Clay Candle Holder Workshop and Palentine’s Day Table Styling Masterclass & Dinner – both on 13 February, and the Tablescape Masterclass on 17 February. There’s also Alice Nightingale’s regular Wednesday night and Saturday morning Social Sewing Classes, plus Pal-entine’s Day workshops on 13 February to make a reversible bucket hat, or craft a basket bag.
Explore more art here
Music and comedy
Get along to live music in the Valley this month. Don’t miss the multi-venue Mountain Goat Valley Crawl music fest on Saturday 6 February – a whopping 42 acts across 10 Valley venues. The Fortitude Music Hall welcomes back major events with a stellar lineup including A Carry 4 Coins concert featuring multiple artists on 5 February and The Other Festival featuring 16 bands from all over Australia on 13 February. The Fortitude Music Hall will also host the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra for the Strings Attached Concert Series on 19-20 February.
Black Bear Lodge will showcase Luke Morris on 20 February and The Lazy Eyes on 26 February, while the Woolly Mammoth Mane Stage has a jam-packed schedule in February, including Asha Jefferies, The Wayward Sons and more. Over at The Zoo, turn up for launches for Passionfruit, Felivand and Voyager, rock out to Bon Jovi and Linkin Park tribute shows and check out touring bands throughout February. The Valley Drive In hits 2021 running with German DJ-producer Ben Bohmer on 28 February.
You can also catch local live music every Friday at The Wickham and on Fridays and Saturdays at The Sound Garden. Brisbane’s biggest celebration of salsa is back – head to Cloudland for Soul’sa, featuring live performances, music and dance lessons every Thursday night.
Love a laugh? Birdees hosts the Mixed Bag of LOLs stand-up comedy show on Friday nights featuring Brisbane’s best comedians. For DIY entertainment, Blute’s Bar has karaoke on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and don’t miss Trivia Thursdays, Live!@The Wickham and Social Sundays at The Wickham for trivia fun and live tunes weekly.
Find more music and clubs here
Food and wine
After impressive openings for La Costa Bar and Cielo Rooftop bar, the joint venture between the team behind Sydney’s award-winning Maybe Sammy bar and Salt Meats Cheese Group has more in store. La Costa Restaurant and La Valle Wine Bar/laneway bottleshop are the latest venues to open within the Italian Riviera-themed La Costa multi-level destination on Brunswick Street.
Fancy a long weekend lunch or a brunch date? Cloudland hosts the Saturday Graze Lunch from noon and Brunch with Bite – a weekly brunch and drag show series on Sundays.
Read about the Valley’s newest restaurants here
Markets and shopping
Valley Laneway Markets recommences for 2021 on the first and third Saturday of every month from 6 February, taking over California, Winn and Bakery lanes and into the Brunswick Street Mall, too. Look out for the Artisan & Design markets on the first Saturday and the Plant, Pantry & Providore markets on the third Saturday of the month as part of the Valley Laneway Markets.
K-pop fans won’t want to miss the K-pop Celebration pop-up shop at Elements Collective on 6 February as part of the BrisAsia Festival. Browse Melbourne-based ThatKPopShop’s array of music, merch and more from popular K-pop artists for one day only.
Browse more local fashion retailers here
– February 2021