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
Explore the latest exhibitions in the Valley’s galleries and art spaces. CRT Design is the latest feature placement at Forge Forward. Look out for the cool window display and other events in store.
Also in November, check out #Ozpop, eye-popping graphic paintings by Darwin-based artist Franck Gohier at Mitchell Fine Art. The Institute of Modern Art hosts The Churchie until 2 January, while Alterations, an exhibition of works from Queensland artists who are blind or partially sighted, is on at Art from the Margins. Jan Murphy Gallery has Ben Quilty’s Still life after the virus paintings on display until 21 November.
For hands-on craft, register for workshops such as Alice Nightingale’s Wednesday night and Saturday morning Social Sewing Classes, or book into the Christmas Wreath Workshop with Helena Rose on 13 November.
Explore more art here
Music and comedy
The Zoo has an exciting lineup this month with local faves Resin Dogs taking the stage for their 20 Years and Counting show on 7 November and Brissie singer-songwriter Jack Botts on 13 November. The Outpost Bar also has a stellar calendar of cabaret and music in November and fans of Aussie folk rockers Boy & Bear will want to be in the crowd at The Fortitude Music Hall on 26 November. Get ready to rock out when Harry James Angus (The Cat Empire) visits Black Bear Lodge on 13 November, plus free Sunday Service series highlighting Queensland’s best emerging acts.
Tuesdays are Rnb Jam nights at Press Club, while Blute’s Trivia is back on every Thursday. Live music is also back four times a week at Suzie Wongs Good Time Bar, including Pan Am Sundays and funk and soul for Friday Night Fever. Love a laff? Get along to The Outpost Comedy series event on 12 November with free entry. And don’t miss Hey Felicia! A Drag and Dine Musical at Cloudland on 6 and 27 November.
Find more music and clubs here
Food and wine
Looking for new places to wine and dine? The Elephant & Wheelbarrow has gone back to its 132-year-old heritage roots as The Prince Consort hotel, newly renovated with eight food and drink spaces for a master quarter in The Valley. New venues within the hotel include a classic English-style pub, open-air garden bar, luxe supper club and Mexican taqueria.
Shishou Sake Bar & Eats has done another about-face, reopening as Kiddo bar with a menu of American-style Japanese bites inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill films.
For an eventful eat this month, book a spot at Vinotopia – Lovely Bubbly on 6 November at Cloudland for a curated wine tasting. As part of Brisbane Good Food Month, Baja Modern Mexican restaurant will host Esmay pop-up restaurant for two events only – lunch on 22 November and dinner on 23 November. Acclaimed Queensland chef Alanna Sapwell will present a multi-course menu with matched wines, showcasing local produce and nostalgic touches.
Read about the Valley’s newest restaurants here
Markets and shopping
Make a day of it and shop local in the Valley. A Hop & A Skip Neighbourhood Pop-Up Shop has a residency in shop 6 in California Lane until 21 November, purveying locally made fashion, jewellery and artworks.
The Valley Laneway Markets take over The Lanes Fortitude Valley and expand into Brunswick Street Mall with a smorgasbord of stalls on the first Saturday of every month. Saturday 7 November will be the last market spot for 2020, so make sure you get along. Don’t miss the special Valley Fiesta edition of the Valley Laneway Markets on Saturday 21 November from 4-8pm.
Also on the first Saturday of the month is the Valley Record Fair with vinyl in all formats and music genres in Chinatown Mall.
– November 2020