Literature
Virtual insanity – get lit(erary) with these awe-inspiring Brisbane Writers Festival online events
Event News

Virtual insanity – get lit(erary) with these awe-inspiring Brisbane Writers Festival online events

Calling all lit-lovers – the Brisbane Writers Festival is coming to town this weekend with a huge line-up happenings that are sure to impress! If you can't make it in person from May 7–9 (or are just hungry for more), then you'll be pleased to know that a bevy of brilliant minds will sharing their wisdom online, right up until the end of May. That's right – the festival goodness extends beyond the weekend for an entire month! Here's what will make your brain melt from the comforts of your couch ... more

Cafes
Pavement Whispers: beloved New Farm cafe Joedy's expands with new Fortitude Valley locale
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: beloved New Farm cafe Joedy’s expands with new Fortitude Valley locale

Despite opening right at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, park-side eatery Joedy's Cafe became one of the biggest success stories of 2020. Now, the crew behind this winsome New Farm wonder is gearing up to expand, revealing details of its forthcoming sibling site Joedy's by Eminence – a crisp nosh spot specialising in all-day brunch, specialty coffee and private events. Here's what we know ... more

Clothing
Stock up on new undies with the Overies for Ovaries initiative
Gentlefolk

Stock up on new undies with the Overies for Ovaries initiative

Not-for-profit organisation Ovarian Cancer Australia has teamed up with the crew behind online wellness program Keep it Cleaner – Steph Claire Smith, Laura Henshaw and Danny Kennedy – as well as some iconic Aussie brands to raise funds for ovarian cancer through the sale of teal undies. This is your official reminder (and the perfect excuse) to overhaul your undies draw. more

Treats
Take your sweet tooth down memory lane with Arty's artisanal treats
Food & Drink

Take your sweet tooth down memory lane with Arty’s artisanal treats

While we're extremely partial to a freshly opened pack of Oreos, a cheeky handful of Maltesers or, in a pinch, some fruit-and-nut chocolate, we often find ourselves pining for the sweets of our youth. We're talking pillowy soft marshmallows, decadent chocolate fudge and moreish blocks of tablet. Our sweet tooth must have been broadcasting our cravings to the universe, because some like-minded chefs have taken their own nostalgia for classic sweets and used it to power Arty's – a new mouth-watering confection concept that's officially launching on Saturday May 8. more

Event Highlights

Festival
Brisbane Writers Festival

Brisbane Writers Festival

Community
Botanica – Contemporary Art Outside

Botanica – Contemporary Art Outside

Markets
Portside Local Markets

Portside Local Markets

Food
Mother's Day at Portside Wharf

Mother’s Day at Portside Wharf

Food
Dine BNE City

Dine BNE City

Theatre
West Side Story

West Side Story

Events: What's on in Brisbane this week. Start planning your weekend

kids
SparkLab

SparkLab

Music
george:  Polyserena 20th Anniversary Live

george: Polyserena 20th Anniversary Live

Community
City Hall tours

City Hall tours

Exhibitions
The Storytellers

The Storytellers

Exhibitions
State Library of Queensland Gallery Walk

State Library of Queensland Gallery Walk

Theatre
Spike Heels

Spike Heels

Exhibitions
Landscape of Resilience

Landscape of Resilience

Exhibitions
On Earth

On Earth

Community
Walking in Wartime

Walking in Wartime

Food
Regional Flavours is serving up a sumptuous selection of exclusive events by the river
Event News

Regional Flavours is serving up a sumptuous selection of exclusive events by the river

Everyone's favourite food and wine festival Regional Flavours is returning for 2021, bringing an exciting new three-event line-up to South Bank Parklands! The flavoursome festivities kick off this June with Grazed and Grown, which will serve up a smorgasbord of delicious happenings by the river. Think waterfront craft-beer celebrations, winter solstice feasts, Byron Bay eats and a bougie opening party – our tummies are rumbling already. more

Food News
Schnitzel festivals, glam staycations and tantalising Thai feasts – how to max out relaxing riverside vibes at Eagle Street Pier
Food & Drink

Schnitzel festivals, glam staycations and tantalising Thai feasts – how to max out relaxing riverside vibes at Eagle Street Pier

The mercury is dropping, the sunsets are breathtaking and there's plenty happening – autumn has well and truly arrived in The City. If you're keen to spend the season sipping, snacking and relaxing by the riverside, then waterfront dining destination Eagle Street Pier has oodles on for you to enjoy. Think transportive Thai dinners, salivation-inducing schnitzel fiestas and a new drinking destination that's just waiting to be ticked off your bucket list. more

The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Pools of fire, naked stilt walkers and feral cyborgs – Andy Forbes fills us in on what went down at TRANCEPLANT
It felt more like a paranormal event that we all witnessed but would spend the next few decades trying to convince other people it actually happened ... ~ Pools of fire, naked stilt walkers and feral cyborgs – Andy Forbes fills us in on what went down at TRANCEPLANT more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: words of wisdom

My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people ~ Orson Welles