Community
Help your furry friends by feasting this RSPCA Cupcake Day
Event News

Help your furry friends by feasting this RSPCA Cupcake Day

Let’s be real, our lives would be terrible without animals – the joy a pet can bring cannot be quantified. The only thing that could possibly compare to the feeling of patting a happy puppy is eating some scrumptious cupcakes, which is why the RSPCA’s Cupcake Day is such an important event. It’s time to get your bake on, invite some friends around and raise funds to help rescue and rehabilitate the thousands of animals that the RSPCA shelters yearly. more

Food
Harvest Newrybar joins forces with Gauge for a native culinary collaboration
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Harvest Newrybar joins forces with Gauge for a native culinary collaboration

Despite the geographical separation, well-regarded establishments Harvest in Newrybar and Gauge in South Brisbane have a lot in common. Both kitchens are renowned for creativity and innovation, uniquely balanced by a knowledgeable connection with locally sourced sustainable produce. In one of the most exciting (and delicious) collaborations we’ve seen, the two venues will be joining forces for one night only on Wednesday August 23, as part of the next instalment of Harvest’s popular Wild Harvest chefs series. more

Play
Crowbar unveils its new specialty functions and art space Church
Gentlefolk

Crowbar unveils its new specialty functions and art space Church

Celebrating five years of operation in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane’s home of heavy music and good drinks has added a new wrinkle to its offering, opening a unique functions and pop-up exhibition space called Church. Crowbar has transformed a former peep-show room into a blank canvas for artists and creative types, perfect for exhibiting envelope-pushing art. Church promises to cement Crowbar as a powerhouse of weekly revelry worship. more

Community
What's on in Brisbane this weekend
Event News

What’s on in Brisbane this weekend

Look, we are on the cusp of two mini-weeks as opposed to a regular-sized week. This should be cause for great excitement – if you are not jazzed, you are wrong (or probably working on Wednesday in which case we extend our heartiest apologies). We have a lot of ground to cover with an extra day to spare – from virtual reality flicks to worldwide beer parties, we’ve rounded up the best things to do on the August 10–13 weekend. more

Cafes
The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as chosen by you
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as chosen by you

Lunch is the middle child of the three square meals family, often overshadowed by our sprightly breakfast culture and the sophisticated night time dinner. Typically we are at work for lunch, so we settle for leftovers or whatever is closest, but don’t get it twisted – lunch is very much as varied and interesting as any other meal of the day. At the end of 2016, you voted for Brisbane’s best eats in our 2016 EAT/drink Awards, and the results were clear – lunch is booming in Brisbane. Here are the top ten choices for lunch, as voted by you! more

Event Highlights

Community
RSPCA Cupcake Day

RSPCA Cupcake Day

Theatre
Dracula

Dracula

Circus & Dance
Restrung 2017

Restrung 2017

Festival
Revive

Revive

Food
Grazing on the Green

Grazing on the Green

Music
A Day on the Green

A Day on the Green

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

Exhibitions
Dina Broadhurst Exhibition

Dina Broadhurst Exhibition

Exhibitions
A Feast for the Eyes

A Feast for the Eyes

Community
The Story of Brisbane

The Story of Brisbane

Exhibitions
From Relics to Rights: Aboriginal People and Anthropology at the University of Queensland

From Relics to Rights: Aboriginal People and Anthropology at the University of Queensland

Exhibitions
InstitutionaLies by Warraba Weatherall

InstitutionaLies by Warraba Weatherall

Exhibitions
RE: Location – Works by Lyne Marshall

RE: Location – Works by Lyne Marshall

Exhibitions
Joseph Rolella: Above and Below

Joseph Rolella: Above and Below

Exhibitions
Made On The Body: Choreography From The Royal Ballet

Made On The Body: Choreography From The Royal Ballet

Food
On the Couch with Shaw + Smith

On the Couch with Shaw + Smith

Exhibitions
Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe

Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe

Fashion
Revive returns to celebrate the merging of sustainability and style
Event News

Revive returns to celebrate the merging of sustainability and style

Op-shopping sure has come a long way – once purely the domain of quirky arts degree types (and your nan, bless her), the thrill of thrifting has well and truly hit the mainstream. It’s a good thing too, because our world is in an increasingly intense state of peril when it comes to fast fashion – bargains may be tempting but the cost to the earth really isn’t worth the $20 saving you make on a pair of sweatshop jeans. Brisbane City Council is helping to combat this with Revive, its second annual pop-up celebrating sustainable style solutions. Taking over South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt on Friday August 18, the fashion fest is a great place to not only nab some killer finds but to learn awesome tips to take your current wardrobe way, way further. more

Music
The Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival delivers back-to-back top tunes and endless good vibes
Event News

The Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival delivers back-to-back top tunes and endless good vibes

As much as we love them, the humble music festival can be a bit of a daunting experience. From standing in the same spot in the blistering sun for hours on end to navigating heartbreaking set clashes and dank food, it’s all just part of the ‘experience’, right? Wrong, amigo. It doesn’t have to be this way! There’s a new player in the festival game and though it be young, it is pretty damn impressive. Mixing its line-up of big names with a more boutique approach, the Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival is returning to the Sunshine Coast’s New Maroochy CBD on Saturday August 26 to bring us the perfect balance of thrills and chills. more

Local
The Roadtrip Series: kickstart your heart with our top adrenaline-fuelled activities
Destination

The Roadtrip Series: kickstart your heart with our top adrenaline-fuelled activities

Real talk, guys – we’ve well and truly surpassed the halfway point of the year. It feels like it’s been an age since that wild block of back-to-back public holidays and Christmas is still a while away yet. Odds are you may have stagnated a bit – you know, fallen into the brutal routine of hanging out for the weekend and then blowing it all on chores. It’s time to shake things up and seek adventure! Stand up against mediocrity and take a day to create some mother-heckin’ memories! Have something worthwhile to say during the Monday morning watercooler chat! We’ve teamed up with our official site partner Mercedez-Benz Brisbane and its adrenaline-junkie ambassador Sofie Formica to bring you some activity ideas that are guaranteed to kickstart your heart and provide a serious rush. more

The Locals Next week: a Brisbane local

Andrew Duffield
Value what you do and the contribution you make. Turn off the talent shows. Create your own journey. Look after yourself. Keep going ... ~ Andrew Duffield more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: words of wisdom

Laughter is an instant vacation ... ~ Milton Berle

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Electric Avenue and Jack Rabbits
SHOOTS: Electric Avenue and Jack Rabbits, Woolloongabba