Cafes
Stop time and unwind at Manly's colourfully chill cafe Groundhog Social
Food & Drink

Stop time and unwind at Manly’s colourfully chill cafe Groundhog Social

Have you ever pondered what you'd do if you were trapped in a recurring Groundhog Day-like time loop? Perhaps you'd catch up on your reading, or consume all those TV shows you've been meaning to watch. We'd hazard a guess that the foodies amongst us would be jubilant at the prospect of bingeing their favourite eats over and over again without consequence. Well, Manly's Groundhog Social is a new hotspot that aims to deliver the same kind of precise and consistent experience every time you take a seat. If you're seeking a delicious day starter or a sedated sundowner, Groundhog Social's got you, babe. more

Community
Breakdancing comps, cosplay parties and bustling night markets – BrisAsia Festival is back for another entrancing year
Event News

Breakdancing comps, cosplay parties and bustling night markets – BrisAsia Festival is back for another entrancing year

Pals, it's that time of year again – one of the city's most exciting cultural events, BrisAsia Festival, is back! From February 1 to February 29, our city will come alive with the sights, sounds, tastes and experiences of Asia. From breakdancing competitions to sunset concerts and bustling night markets, Brisbane is about to get a taste of both traditional and contemporary Asian culture. more

Product
No more crying over spilt milk – sustainable coffee caddy Stay tray is here to help you carry the weight
Design

No more crying over spilt milk – sustainable coffee caddy Stay tray is here to help you carry the weight

Whilst most of us have well and truly jumped on the reusable coffee cup and water bottle bandwagon, there's always new eco-friendly products popping up that we had never even given a second thought to when using its one-use, wasteful comparisons. One of these instances is when you've just recited a long, multi-coffee order to your local barista for your co-workers or friends. Whilst you may have brought along multiple reusable coffee cups, they still have to place these in a disposable tray for you to carefully transport back to the office. Enter Stay tray, a reusable drink tray made from made from 100 percent recycled materials and the answer to our eco-friendly pleas. more

Bars
Sip and snack from day to night at East Brisbane newbie Neesh Bar & Restaurant
Food & Drink

Sip and snack from day to night at East Brisbane newbie Neesh Bar & Restaurant

Usually describing something as niche is to remark on its specialised and specific appeal – for example, choosing only to eat Hawaiian-style pizzas would indicate you have niche tastes, while the films of John Waters boast a niche audience. Neesh Bar & Restaurant – East Brisbane's new go-to for brunch, lunch and evening snacks – is playfully flipping the word on its head, serving up an inclusive menu of fare imbued with a dash of creativity. more

Clothing
Practice Studio showcases the best of considered fashion and sustainable making
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Practice Studio showcases the best of considered fashion and sustainable making

Australian consumers are making the shift to slow fashion in greater numbers, opting for handcrafted and sustainably crafted garments instead of mass-manufactured pieces from large conglomerates. The tricky aspect of slow fashion is discovering these artisan makers, many of whom are independent or small-scale operators. Fortitude Valley's Practice Studio is a unique resource for both designer and buyer – one part store and one part workroom, it aims to bridge the gap between emerging makers and those seeking consciously made clothing. more

Event Highlights

Exhibitions
Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages

Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages

Circus & Dance
Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Food
TWE Bavarian Bier Cafe

The Bavarian Australia Day Long Weekend

Food
Valentine's Day Dinner at Hilton Brisbane

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Hilton Brisbane

Music
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi –  Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Food
Girls' Day Out Presented by Priceline Pharmacy Ascot and James Street

Girls’ Day Out Presented by Priceline Pharmacy Ascot and James Street

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

Exhibitions
New Woman Exhibition at Museum of Brisbane

New Woman Exhibition at Museum of Brisbane

Exhibitions
Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages

Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages

Theatre
The Book of Mormon 2020

The Book of Mormon 2020

Exhibitions
Water

Water

Community
City Hall tours

City Hall tours

kids
Colourtopia in the Summer Studio

Colourtopia in the Summer Studio

Exhibitions
High Rotation

High Rotation

Exhibitions
Rachel Burke – Wonderwall

Rachel Burke – Wonderwall

Exhibitions
A Fierce Hope

A Fierce Hope

Exhibitions
Stephen Gallagher – Rescued

Stephen Gallagher – Rescued

Cafes
Get pepped – specialty coffee nook The Hideout opens on Adelaide Street
Food & Drink

Get pepped – specialty coffee nook The Hideout opens on Adelaide Street

We can't lie, returning to the daily grind after the recent festive period required some exceptionally strong coffee. If you're still dragging your feet into 2020 thanks to some post-holiday blues, brand-new specialty coffee nook The Hideout might have just the thing to put a spring in your step. Opening today, Monday January 13, The Hideout is pouring brew using beans from some of Australia's finest roasters, and is shaping up to be the kind of cafe that makes you look forward to going to work. more

Bars
Grassfed – Brisbane's best vegan spots
Food & Drink

The round-up: fill up on goodness at Brisbane’s best vegan spots

Put your presuppositions in the bin – plant-based food is not just salad and steamed vegetables. Vegan cuisine is becoming increasingly prominent due to the rise of dietary requirements and a conscientious focus of what we put in our bodies. For those of you who can’t stomach the thought of canning the cutlets and trashing the T-bones in favour of salad, please relax – we aren’t here to sway you to veganism. What we will say is that dining as a vegan can be hard in our predominantly meat-eating society, but also very rewarding – even if you love bacon and eggs. We’ve chosen to point out Brisbane’s best vegan spots well worth sampling. more

Brisbane Festival
Cultural preservation starts with conversation – BrisAsia Talks dives into our city's cultural identity
Event News

Cultural preservation starts with conversation – BrisAsia Talks dives into our city’s cultural identity

Back for its eighth year from February 1 to 29, BrisAsia Festival showcases the rich culture, traditions and an atmosphere that celebrates Brisbane’s cultural diversity. A massive part of the festival is creating conversation around Brisbane’s current and future culture and creativity. Enter BrisAsia Talks, an afternoon of chatting about everything from cultural preservation to spirituality and gaming culture. more

The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Vera Blue
It’s important to be positive and enjoy life’s crazy ride! ~ Vera Blue more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: words of wisdom

If you can put a better thought into a child's head during their difficult years, then I think you've done something worthwhile ... ~ John Curro AM MBE

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Hellenika
SHOOTS: Hellenika, Fortitude Valley