Regular Events

An eclectic collection of Backbone-hosted fundraisers, open-mic, and scratch nights.



Satiate your sweet tooth at Brisbane’s newest and sweetest monthly club night celebrating the most delicious in performance, music, drag, fashion and art: Candy Social Club.

Are you an artist, DJ, musician, photographer or performer of any creed? Get in touch with us for paid opportunities at Candy Social Club. Email with your act or idea.

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Get ready for a gaggle of classy Kings and Queens to topple you over with a night of queer questions, outrageous challenges and trashy glamour!

Tragic Trivia is presented monthly at Backbone with wild themes and outrageous entertainment.

Who knew a pub trivia night could look this good with just a bit of lipstick?


vomit cabaret
presented by sam pankhurst and gerald keaney

Vomit Cabaret is about helping people access unusual states. Absurdist/Surreal performances, experimental/marginal art, punk, lofi, all presented in an Open Mic format.  That is to say that the curation can be disrupted at any time by outsiders who wish to present anything whatsoever. Vomit Cabaret is held on the night of each full moon. There will be an optional membership for audience/participants - the larger project is a social club in the style of AudioPollen circa mid-2000s.

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Fast 'n' Loose
presented by HALFHITCH

Fast ‘n’ Loose will be a monthly scratch night for artists across a range of disciplines to showcase and test work in development. The evening will be structured to create a supportive community and to facilitate conversations and constructive feedback between performers and audience members. We are hoping to create the opportunity for cross-disciplinary inspiration to combat the echo chamber that can develop within individual art forms.