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What's on in Brisbane this weekend
Event News

What’s on in Brisbane this weekend

Folks, the scent of dagwood dogs is filling the air and the neon lights of carnival rides are illuminating the skyline at Bowen Hills – it’s Ekka time, baby! Even if you’re not in the mood to scoff a strawberry sundae (who even are you?) there is plenty of goodness happening elsewhere – from parmy parties to funny fests, we’ve scouted the best things happening around Brisbane on the August 9–12 weekend. more

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Petrie Terrace's The Lord Alfred unites past and present for its substantial overhaul
Food & Drink

Petrie Terrace’s The Lord Alfred unites past and present for its substantial overhaul

Caxton Street fixture and heritage-listed watering hole The Lord Alfred has undergone a serious makeover. The longstanding corner pub has been undergoing refurbishments over recent months, and now the new-look establishment is officially relaunching this weekend. Think elevated cuisine, eight unique nooks to inhabit and a livelier atmosphere, and you’ve captured the essence of The Lord Alfred Hotel’s new persona. more

Play
Lumber Punks brings the adrenaline-fuelled sport of axe throwing to Brisbane
Gentlefolk

Lumber Punks brings the adrenaline-fuelled sport of axe throwing to Brisbane

There was a time when the words ‘axe throwing’ may have filled your heart with terror. Fast-forward to now and you’ll find that hurling a wood-chopping device through the air at a target is actually pretty damn fun when done in the right (read: safe) environment – think of it as a more hardcore version of darts. If this idea is getting you all kinds of excited, we have great news for you – Gold Coast flagship Lumber Punks Axe Throwing is setting up shop in West End, giving you all the tools to toss at timber to your heart’s content. more

Community
What’s on this Ekka eve and public holiday
Event News

What’s on this Ekka eve and public holiday

There are so many things to love about the Ekka – the food, the animals and the rides are right up there, but it’s the public holiday that we’re most grateful for. If you’re not up for braving the crowds at the showgrounds on Wednesday August 10, we’ve whipped up a little list of things that are happening around town on the public holiday and the night before – you get a sleep-in, after all … more

Event Highlights

Community
Ekka – Royal Queensland Show

Ekka – Royal Queensland Show

Food
Salt Meats Cheese x La Macelleria at Laneway WV

Salt Meats Cheese x La Macelleria at Laneway WV

Food
I Love 90s Nights at Topgolf

I Love 90s Nights at Topgolf

Festival
Revive Pop-up Second-Hand Fashion Festival

Revive Pop-up Second-Hand Fashion Festival

Food
Cocktails & Canapés – Spring Edition

Cocktails & Canapés – Spring Edition

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

Community
Our Collection: Voice in Action

Our Collection: Voice in Action

Exhibitions
Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future

Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future

Community
Wintergarden's 3D Print Studio Pop-Up

Wintergarden’s 3D Print Studio Pop-Up

Community
City Hall tours

City Hall tours

Food
Seadeck Ekka Eve and Ekka Day Cruises

Seadeck Ekka Eve and Ekka Day Cruises

Food
Italian 5 at 5

Italian 5 at 5

Exhibitions
Lifestyle: a sunshine state of mind exhibition

Lifestyle: a sunshine state of mind exhibition

Exhibitions
Wind Tubes

Wind Tubes

Exhibitions
Artists To Watch Exhibition

Artists To Watch Exhibition

Exhibitions
Variegated – Jennifer Bell

Variegated – Jennifer Bell

Product
My neck, my back – C-Rest is the affordable solution to your tension woes
Design

My neck, my back – C-Rest is the affordable solution to your tension woes

As card-carrying members of the desk-bound generation, most of us have at least mild neck and back issues – hey, it comes with the territory of office life. If you’re the sort of person who is putting your physio’s kids through uni due to your frequent visits, we’ve found something that might ease the strain (literally). The C-Rest is a quick, painless and effective tool designed to loosen up the areas that suffer the most from living la vida desk-a. more

Community
Valley Fiesta pumps up the party factor with an all-new five-day format
Event News

Valley Fiesta pumps up the party factor with an all-new five-day format

Look, it’s absolutely no secret that Fortitude Valley is one of Queensland’s premier party hubs – the place was literally built for fun. Since 1997, there has been one particular event dedicated to shining a light on the Valley’s reputation as a hub of arts, culture, food and entertainment – the weekend-long celebrations of Valley Fiesta. Well folks, we can confirm that Brisbane’s biggest street party just got a heck of a lot bigger – clear August 29 to September 2 in your diary because the Fiesta is coming in hot with five days of revelry. more

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