Grooming
The round-up: Brisbane’s best barbers
Gentleman

The round-up: Brisbane’s best barbers

The boutique barber business is booming with the advent of beard culture, the return of rockabilly and the mania of Movember. Stylish gentlemen are hitting the streets with sleek styles, carefully coiffed cuts and formidable facial hair. In our post-metrosexual society, men are finding it easier to bridge the divide between rugged manliness and clean-cut class. Male grooming is now a big thing, and barbers are more relevant than ever. The new crop of style-savvy scissor-smiths is a far cry from your father’s short-back-and-side specialist, and we’ve rounded up some of the big names in Brisbane’s barber scene. more

Casual Dining
Winner winner – sample Chokh Di’s Thai-style charcoal-roasted chicken
Food & Drink

Winner winner – sample Chokh Di’s Thai-style charcoal-roasted chicken

It’s a tale as old as time – a traveller in a foreign country has a whirlwind encounter with someone that would change their life forever. In Dan Finn’s case, his encounter wasn’t necessarily a romantic one, unless you count falling head over heels for Thai cuisine a love story (we do). While exploring northern Thailand Dan encountered a chap in Chiang Rai dubbed the ‘Chicken Guy’ – a local vendor of succulent charcoal-roasted chicken whose simple fare enamoured Dan’s tastebuds. Now, Dan is bringing a piece of the Chicken Guy’s fare to Brisbane, cooking up his own interpretation of northern Thai street food at a series of pop-up events. more

Community
What's on in Brisbane this weekend
Event News

What’s on in Brisbane this weekend

Friends, the weekend has rolled around and we couldn’t be more thrilled. There’s plenty to see, do and eat on your precious days off, so clear your schedule and loosen your belt – it’s time to indulge! From gin festivals to mud crab races and plenty of lols, we’ve found the best things happening in Brisbane on the February 21–24 weekend. PSA: in case you haven't heard, we're in for some wild weather this weekend – keep an eye on the BOM website and individual event pages for weather updates and possible cancellations. more

Interiors
Made by Morgen combines practical design with a creative flourish
Design

Made by Morgen combines practical design with a creative flourish

Having both practical knowledge and creative sensibilities in equal abundance is a rare thing – most people tend to lean one way or the other. The design world unearths some of these multitalented gems, with maker and creative Nick McDonald as a prime example. His brand, Made by Morgen, strikes the perfect balance between expert craftsmanship and creative passion. more

Comedy
From drag divas to sensitive bogans – five fresh faces you need to see at Brisbane Comedy Festival
Event News

From drag divas to sensitive bogans – five fresh faces you need to see at Brisbane Comedy Festival

If you’ve felt a dull tickling sensation in your funnybone lately, it’s probably because the Brisbane Comedy Festival is almost upon us for another year. The 2019 edition is stacked with some seriously impressive (and famous) local and international comedians, but we thought we’d shine a light on some emerging talents that you might not have had the pleasure of discovering yet. From sensitive new age bogans to drag divas, we’ve found five fresh acts appearing at this year’s Brisbane Comedy Festival that will make you bust a gut. more

Event Highlights

Community
Girls' Day Out

Girls’ Day Out

Film
Movies Under the Stars

Movies Under the Stars

Festival
BrisAsia Festival 2019

BrisAsia Festival 2019

Theatre
Single Asian Female

Single Asian Female

Theatre
Cinderella

Cinderella

Festival
Big Pineapple Music Festival

Big Pineapple Music Festival

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

Exhibitions
Sam Cranstoun: Impossible Conversations

Sam Cranstoun: Impossible Conversations

Food
Weekends at The Defiant Duck

Weekends at The Defiant Duck

Food
Sundays at the Pig

Sundays at the Pig

Comedy
Jeff Green

Jeff Green

Comedy
Michael Shafar

Michael Shafar

Comedy
The Stevenson Experience

The Stevenson Experience

Comedy
Damien Power

Damien Power

Food
A secret tropical party is bringing bottomless spritzes to Brisbane
Event News

A secret tropical party is bringing bottomless spritzes to Brisbane

Psst … can you keep a secret? Usually our lips are sealed, but when it’s something this exciting it would be a crime not to share it with our readers. We’ve caught wind that an exclusive tropical-themed party is popping up at a secret location in the CBD for one day only – and it’s bringing bottomless spritzes with it. Keep Saturday March 2 clear in your calendar, because the Secret Foodies are coming to town. more

Clothing
daniella caputi weaves generations of talent into minimalist masterpieces
Gentlewoman

daniella caputi weaves generations of talent into minimalist masterpieces

The phrase ‘less is more’ is wildly popular because of its truth, particularly when it comes to the world of fashion. What is still seen as a vastly fast industry churning out trend-based pieces is starting to slow down, as the next generation of makers steps up to create change not only aesthetically but socially. Daniella Caputi is one such individual, dedicated to crafting minimalist garments made with expert care. Her eponymous label personifies this new wave – it’s all about quality over quantity. more

The Grocer
Crack some canned laughter – Newstead Brewing Co. teams up with the Brisbane Comedy Festival
Food & Drink

Crack some canned laughter – Newstead Brewing Co. teams up with the Brisbane Comedy Festival

We’re all set to bust a gut laughing for four weeks straight at the Brisbane Comedy Festival, but crying tears of laughter is bound to deplete and dehydrate. Newstead Brewing Co. – reliable quencher of thirsts across Brisbane – has relieved our salivation-deprived gasps with a beer specially brewed for the funny festivities. Canned Laughter is a limited-edition brew that pairs perfectly with belly laughs. more

The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Rob Kemp
It's a massive satisfaction to have seen through a ridiculous endeavour ... ~ Rob Kemp more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: words of wisdom

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage ... ~ Lao Tzu

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