Grooming
Meet the mobile barber offering scenic cuts in his custom-made van
Gentleman

Meet the mobile barber offering scenic cuts in his custom-made van

For many, heading to the barber is more than just a haircut. It's a safe space to hang out, have a chat and take some time out from the everyday – bonus points if the barber does a mean haircut while you're there. After serving many years and discharging from the military, Gary Wilson turned to barbering in 2018 as a way to connect and relate with others while overcoming feelings of isolation. Since then, he has moved north from Coffs Harbour to create the Jolly Roger Mobile Barber van, the perfect place to get a fade, have a yarn, make a new mate and even indulge in a cut-throat shave.  more

Community
What's on in Brisbane this weekend
Event News

What’s on in Brisbane this weekend

The Ekka fun continues this weekend! That means showbags, strawberry desserts and super-cute farm animals will be aplenty in our beautiful city. Apart from Queensland's largest annual event, there's also a stack of exciting happenings coming to Brisbane over the next few days – you can check out nature-inspired art exhibitions, attend groovy gigs and see fairytale-inspired musicals. Here's our pick of some of the best things to do this weekend ... more

Restaurants
Pavement Whispers: forthcoming Coorparoo eatery Ramona Trattoria is opening this weekend
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: forthcoming Coorparoo eatery Ramona Trattoria is opening this weekend

With a seasoned hospitality veteran (boasting experience at Quay, Biota, Paper Daisy and a year-long stint at Tartine in San Francisco) at the helm, Ramona Trattoria will be serving natural wines, cocktails and Italian eats made the old-school way. The exciting new eatery will officially open to the public on Sunday August 14, marking another tremendous score for a suburb that is rapidly vaulting into the ranks of the city's best foodie hubs. Here's what we know ... more

Music
Prepare to boogie – five artists to catch at this year's BIGSOUND
Event News

Prepare to boogie – five artists to catch at this year’s BIGSOUND

In case you've been living under a rock (if so, we hope you're comfy), we're pretty stoked to tell you that BIGSOUND, the southern hemisphere’s biggest celebration of new music, is back! Set to take over Fortitude Valley from September 6–9, the ripper festival boasts a jam-packed line-up of homegrown and international stars. We've handpicked five not-to-be-missed artists that will rock the stages of BIGSOUND. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: The team behind Cali Beach Club and Surfers Pavilion acquires the GPO Hotel in The Valley
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: The team behind Cali Beach Club and Surfers Pavilion acquires the GPO Hotel in The Valley

A long-standing Fortitude Valley icon is set to get a new lease on life courtesy of a $7-million makeover from a group of Gold Coast movers and shakers. Artesian Hospitality, the team behind Cali Beach Club, has acquired the building's lease, setting plans in motion for an expansion into Brisbane's premiere party district. Here's what we know ... more

Event Highlights

Music
Sounds by Starlight at Westfield Chermside

Sounds by Starlight at Westfield Chermside

Exhibitions
Jardin D'Amour – Rob Rek exhibition at Portside Wharf

Jardin D’Amour – Rob Rek exhibition at Portside Wharf

Community
Queen Street Mall's 40th Birthday Party

Queen Street Mall’s 40th Birthday Party

Theatre
Holding Achilles

Holding Achilles

Food
Blooms & Tunes

Blooms & Tunes

Festival
MOSAIC Multicultural Festival 2022

MOSAIC Multicultural Festival 2022

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

kids
SparkLab

SparkLab

Theatre
Love Lust Lost

Love Lust Lost

Community
City Hall tours

City Hall tours

Exhibitions
State Library of Queensland Gallery Walk

State Library of Queensland Gallery Walk

Exhibitions
Artist in Residence: Anita Holtsclaw

Artist in Residence: Anita Holtsclaw

Food
La Dolce Vita Brunch

La Dolce Vita Brunch

Food
NightQuarter Sunshine Coast

NightQuarter Sunshine Coast

Markets
Mount Gravatt Farmers Markets

Mount Gravatt Farmers Markets

Food
Sunday's at City Winery

Sunday’s at City Winery

Food
Lunch on the YOT

Lunch on the YOT

Pavement Whispers: Volume 370 August 9
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 370 August 9

From news of Fortitude Valley's new Peruvian- and Japanese-inspired rooftop restaurant to the imminent opening of an anticipated trattoria in Coorparoo, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Explore abodes unknown at Brisbane Open House
Event News

Explore abodes unknown at Brisbane Open House

If you’ve ever spotted a beautiful or interesting building while trekking through The City and pondered its origin story, soon you'll be able to find out. Brisbane Open House is back with a jam-packed program from August 27–28! Divulging secrets behind some of The City's most alluring spaces, Brisbane Open House will feature some of Brisbane's most iconic venues alongside breathtaking and newly built beauties. Always wanted the keys to The City? This is your chance! more

Restaurants
Amalfi comes to Eagle Street – Massimo Restaurant & Bar unveils its post-flood makeover
Food & Drink

Amalfi comes to Eagle Street – Massimo Restaurant & Bar unveils its post-flood makeover

Nearly six months on from the floods that forced it to close its doors for refurbishment, Eagle Street's Massimo Restaurant & Bar has reopened with a fresh look and a phenomenal new menu to boot. The Italian-inspired destination has taken the opportunity to overhaul its interior vibe, maximising its riverside location with a coastal-chic, Amalfi-inspired makeover. What's more, the kitchen is now turning out a suite of appetising antipasti, house-made pasta, ocean-fresh seafood and from-the-farm proteins. Here's what's on offer ... more

The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Chris Booth
I actually really love the super high focus, demands and complexities of exhibitions of this scale – it’s great way to test yourself and to push the breadth of your professional capacities ... ~ Chris Booth more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: words of wisdom

My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people ~ Orson Welles