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

If you can’t hear sleigh bells by now, you must be in serious denial – Christmas is drawing very darn close. The city hasn’t gone into hibernation just yet, so get out and enjoy your days of freedom! From fabulous brunches to doggy Christmas parties, we’ve found the best things happening around town on the December 13–16 weekend. more

Bars
It's playtime – Welcome to Bowen Hills shows off its new arcade
Food & Drink

It’s playtime – Welcome to Bowen Hills shows off its new arcade

King Street’s food-truck hub is capping off the year with a new look and some engaging entertainment options. Welcome to Bowen Hills has undergone a sprucing, and with this new vibe comes a host of arcade machines. From Air hockey and pinball to giant chess and PacMan, Welcome to Bowen Hills now has everything to keep you occupied on a night out. more

Music
Oh, what a night – the Jersey Boys are back in town
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Oh, what a night – the Jersey Boys are back in town

Hot damn, we love a good rags to riches story that also happens to be true – and they don’t come much better than that of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. It’s a classic tale of four blue-collar boys with rough backgrounds that go from zero to hero at a skyrocketing pace. The self-made stars did things their way – they wrote their own songs, created their own sound and changed the face of music as it is today (all before hitting 30 years of age, mind you). Their story has been adapted for the stage with thrilling success – Jersey Boys hits QPAC from January 2, 2019 and you’d better believe it lives up to the hype. more

Event Highlights

Exhibitions
Home: a suburban obsession

Home: a suburban obsession

Community
School Holidays at the Planetarium

School Holidays at the Planetarium

Community
Awkward Family Photos

Awkward Family Photos

Community
Christmas fireworks in Town Square

Christmas fireworks in Town Square

Food
Northside New Year's Eve

Northside New Year’s Eve

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

Exhibitions
Sam Cranstoun: Impossible Conversations

Sam Cranstoun: Impossible Conversations

Exhibitions
Cross-mending

Cross-mending

Free
Free Santa World

Free Santa World

Free
Free Santa Photos

Free Santa Photos

Community
City Hall tours

City Hall tours

Community
Return of the Retro Arcade

Return of the Retro Arcade

Film
Moonlight Cinema

Moonlight Cinema

Exhibitions
The Australian Collection

The Australian Collection

The Grocer
Stock up on pepperberry goats cheese from Meredith Dairy
Food & Drink

Stock up on pepperberry goats cheese from Meredith Dairy

It’s unlikely us Queenslanders would encounter wild pepperberries, seeing as its native to Tasmania. That won’t stop it being the spice of the season, especially if Meredith Dairy has anything to do with it. The specialty cheese and yoghurt outfit is using the pepperberry to imbue its goats cheese with an addictive and quintessentially Australian flavour. If you’re in charge of putting on the snack spread this festive season, this one is sure to please. more

Markets
Pick up perfect blooms and make your own Christmas centrepiece at this festive pop-up
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Pick up perfect blooms and make your own Christmas centrepiece at this festive pop-up

Let’s be honest – living in hot and sunny Queensland doesn’t exactly fit with a traditional Christmas aesthetic. The store-bought wreaths with plastic holly and fake snow seem like a bit of a cop-out – so why not decorate a little more Australiana this festive season? West Village is holding a bloomin’ great native flower market and workshops, taking over the precinct on Saturday December 22 to make sure you’re all set for when the Man in Red comes down the chimney. more

Community
Time to folk around – the Woodford Folk Festival returns to entertain and inspire
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Time to folk around – the Woodford Folk Festival returns to entertain and inspire

If you haven’t been to the Woodford Folk Festival, it’s almost impossible to describe it to someone else. Every year on the day after Boxing Day, tens of thousands of people flock to the paradise of Woodfordia to indulge in a constant stream of pure magic in the form of music, live art, performances, debates and more, coming together as a mini-community until it all culminates on New Year’s Day. The all-encompassing vibe may sound like a bit of a stretch, but believe us when we say this is one journey you need to take at least once in your life. more

The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Lisa Reihana
I’m often attempting to translate my heritage into the space of now. It’s important for me to create images where people are strong and powerful ... ~ Lisa Reihana more

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