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What's on in Brisbane this weekend
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What’s on in Brisbane this weekend

We don’t mean to alarm you, but something dark is afoot. Folks, Friday the 13th is upon us so it’s probably best to avoid ladders, mirrors, black cats and Luigi boards. If you believe in making your own luck, this weekend is full of blessed happenings. From pinot paloozas to vintage trails and sunset socials, we’ve scouted the best things to see, do and eat on the October 12–15 weekend. more

Bars
Fortitude Valley's pub culture born again with the arrival of the Osbourne Hotel
Food & Drink

Fortitude Valley’s pub culture born again with the arrival of the Osbourne Hotel

Don't worry – we’re not going to beat you over the head with puns about rebirth. That being said, we do want to talk about a significant metamorphosis that has been going on in The Valley. Like a caterpillar cocooning itself and emerging as a beautiful butterfly, the heritage-listed Osbourne Hotel on the corner of Ann and Constance Streets has been transformed into a truly impressive destination pub, boasting everything from a leisurely beer-garden atmosphere to a seductive lounge-bar vibe. Officially opening today Friday October 6, the Osbourne Hotel is a crisp new addition to The Valley’s array of watering holes, pairing history with modernity in fine form. more

Comedy
Pour decisions – The Wine Bluffs bring swilling, sipping and side-splitting laughs to the Powerhouse
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Pour decisions – The Wine Bluffs bring swilling, sipping and side-splitting laughs to the Powerhouse

Real talk – we all know a wine wanker. Whether it’s one of your close mates (sucks to be you) or a mouthy friend-of-a-friend, these insufferable souls are the sort of people who kind of make you want to punch them. Why is it that experts in this field tend to come with an almost guaranteed air of arrogance? Don’t give up hope just yet, friends – The Wine Bluffs are headed to the Brisbane Powerhouse from November 16–18 and they’re here to school you on all things grape, minus the pretence and with an added dose of belly laughs. Disclaimer: almost none of this knowledge is legit. more

Cafes
Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers
Food & Drink

The round-up: the best BYO spots in Brisbane

Everyone agrees that any BYO restaurant is a great way to enjoy a bit of extra value while dining out, but many don’t know how many spots around town allow customers to bring their own drop. Not only are there plenty of restaurants where BYO is acceptable, but also several bars encourage patrons to BYO food and other eateries welcome patrons to bring their own drop on special nights of the week. We’ve compiled a handy list to help you make a choice of where to take that special bottle of pinot this weekend. more

Dance
Valley Fiesta comes of age by throwing a street party with all the trimmings
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Valley Fiesta comes of age by throwing a street party with all the trimmings

Turning 21 is a pretty big deal – it’s the kind of occasion where you throw a massive rager, invite all of your friends and try to extend the good times for as long as possible, right? It’s definitely a milestone worthy of a two-day party featuring killer bands, loads of live entertainment and drool-worthy food, which is exactly what iconic street festival Valley Fiesta is doing to celebrate its upcoming birthday. Taking over the Brunswick Street and Chinatown malls as well as a host of adjoining venues on the October 27–28 weekend, this is one party you’ll want to invite yourself to. more

Event Highlights

Film
American Express Openair Cinemas

American Express Openair Cinemas

Free
Chermside Oktoberfest

Chermside Oktoberfest

Exhibitions
The Size of Air – Kinly Grey

The Size of Air – Kinly Grey

Film
Noosa International Film Festival

Noosa International Film Festival

Festival
Valley Fiesta

Valley Fiesta

Food
The Society Summer Series

The Society Summer Series

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

Food
The Caviar Degustation

The Caviar Degustation

Exhibitions
John Waller

John Waller

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
20 Days on the Island

20 Days on the Island

Exhibitions
Brisbane's Abundant Food Story Tour

Brisbane’s Abundant Food Story Tour

Food
Food Trucks of the World Lunch

Food Trucks of the World Lunch

Exhibitions
International and Asian Collection

International and Asian Collection

kids
The Storybook Swap

The Storybook Swap

Community
Saint Lucy's Winter Shenanigans

Saint Lucy’s Winter Shenanigans

Food
Treasury Brisbane
Event News

Nail the race day trifecta at this sophisticated Melbourne Cup party destination

The Melbourne Cup is one of those uniquely Australian mid-week excuses to pretty much dress up and get down – sure, some people genuinely care about the racing aspect but a lot of us are in it for the party. Well, dear readers, there exists a place that will cater to every crowd come Tuesday November 7. Whether you’re a serious punter, a social butterfly, a fashion die-hard or just there for the food (no shame), Melbourne Cup at Treasury Brisbane is the place where you’ll feel like you’re winning all day long. more

Cafes
Loaded Food Co. brings its brand of nourishing nosh to Newstead
Food & Drink

Loaded Food Co. brings its brand of nourishing nosh to Newstead

When starting a new day it’s a good idea to load up on the necessities – a good cup of coffee, a nutritious lunch to fuel you up at lunchtime, and words of encouragement to see you through the day. For a few years Ashgrove locals have been getting all that and more from Loaded Food Co. on Waterworks road, and now there’s a new location that can give you all that and more. Loaded Food Co. is putting pep in the step of Newstead locals with its new pit stop, offering coffee, salads, snacks and smiles – as well as some more plans in the works that have us drooling with anticipation. more

Exhibitions
Scope stunning works from Gerhard Richter’s six-decade strong catalogue at The Life of Images
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Scope stunning works from Gerhard Richter’s six-decade strong catalogue at The Life of Images

People change a heck of a lot in 60 years. Heck, if you look back on what you were doing even five years ago it can feel like a lifetime. Thus, it comes as no surprise that artists who are active across multiple decades are prone to switching it up and experimenting, testing the waters across styles and genres to try their hand at most everything that tickles their fancy. One such person is Gerhard Richter, the iconic German artist whose body of work is as storied as it is diverse. Coming to the Gallery of Modern Art from October 14 and running until February next year, Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images provides us with an extraordinary chance to witness one of the world’s most influential artists as he’s never been seen before. more

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