Theatre
Kylie Jenner and '90s nostalgia – La Boite Theatre lifts the curtain on its explosive 2022 season
Event News

Kylie Jenner and ’90s nostalgia – La Boite Theatre lifts the curtain on its explosive 2022 season

We're close to running out of pages on our 2021 calendar and this means one thing – the new year looms and with it comes a collection of exciting events set to hit our city. Kelvin Grove entertainment destination La Boite Theatre will inject a bounty of thrilling theatre experiences into 2022 including killer comedies, heart-tugging musicals, reimaginings of Oscar Wilde favourites and rip-roaring page-to-stage adaptations. Here's a taste of what you can expect to hit the mainstage soon ... more

Bars
Raise the roof – Valley Hops Brewing unveils its sun-soaked brewhouse and bar
Food & Drink

Raise the roof – Valley Hops Brewing unveils its sun-soaked brewhouse and bar

Brisbane has craft breweries popping up everywhere these days, from the backstreets of suburban industrial estates to the gently lapping banks of the Brisbane River. Up until now, every craft-beer maker has been more or less earthbound, with tanks firmly secured to terrestrial foundations. Valley Hops Brewing is taking the art of beer making to new heights, literally – its newly opened brewhouse and bar sits several levels above terra firma on the roof of Fortitude Valley icon Cloudland. Boasting a vantage point above the nightlife precinct's heaving streets and a range of brews inspired by The Valley's people, places and moments in time, Valley Hops is a novel addition to Brisbane's bar scene and is shaping up to be a popular destination for summertime sipping. more

Restaurants
Argentinian-inspired restaurant and bar Evita opens inside a heritage Fortitude Valley hideaway
Food & Drink

Argentinian-inspired restaurant and bar Evita opens inside a heritage Fortitude Valley hideaway

Tomahawk steaks and whole lobsters cooked over oak and ash, a wine list boasting close to 300 bottles from Latin America and further abroad, a pisco-soaked cocktail list, and some chic heritage-listed surrounds – those are some of the top-line highlights one can expect from an outing at Fortitude Valley newcomer Evita. The fetching arrival (which opened to the public last week) is the result of a culinary collab between two hot-shot hospo groups, designed to deliver transportive tastes and atmospheric ambience influenced by the rich culture of Buenos Aires. This spot isn't only for fans of fire-singed fare – Evita's looking to become a go-to spot for any lover of adventurous epicurean outings. more

Fashion
Here's the low-down on Pacific Fair's hot-as-heck Black Friday deals
Event News

Here’s the low-down on Pacific Fair’s hot-as-heck Black Friday deals

The week is upon us, friends – Black Friday is almost here! As we refine our shopping lists and scope out the bargains ahead of time, the fine folk at Pacific Fair have been so kind as to give us a little sneak peek of the very special offers this Black Friday weekend. Here's what you can expect when you roll into the bargain-filled shopping wonderland this Friday November 26. more

Event Highlights

Free
Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols

Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols

Markets
The BrisStyle Handmade Markets

The BrisStyle Handmade Markets

Theatre
Bite Club: The Xmas Edition

Bite Club: The Xmas Edition

Music
Dots+Loops Nonstop

Dots+Loops Nonstop

Community
New Year's Eve at Portside Wharf

New Year’s Eve at Portside Wharf

Food
New Year’s Eve at The Crown Hotel

New Year’s Eve at The Crown Hotel

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

kids
SparkLab

SparkLab

Comedy
Arj Barker Comes Clean

Arj Barker Comes Clean

Exhibitions
Blak Superheroes by Dylan Mooney

Blak Superheroes by Dylan Mooney

Community
City Hall tours

City Hall tours

Community
Medibank Feel Good Program

Medibank Feel Good Program

Exhibitions
State Library of Queensland Gallery Walk

State Library of Queensland Gallery Walk

Exhibitions
Don't Be Evil

Don’t Be Evil

Food
Tinseltown: Where Everyday Is Christmas

Tinseltown: Where Everyday Is Christmas

Sport
Potion Putt – A Wizardry Mini Golf Course

Potion Putt – A Wizardry Mini Golf Course

Bars
Brewtide, Albion's new craft-beer brewery, bar and cellar, starts pouring at Craft'd Grounds
Food & Drink

Brewtide, Albion’s new craft-beer brewery, bar and cellar, starts pouring at Craft’d Grounds

Albion's dining and lifestyle precinct Craft'd Grounds has been touted as a year-defining arrival for Brisbane's hospitality scene. Our excitement levels have grown with every drip-fed announcement of Craft'd Grounds' residents. With a brewery, bottle shop, coffee roaster, restaurant and deli all on the cards, we found ourselves wondering how it was all meant to fit. Well, our questions have been partly answered with the soft opening of Brewtide, a craft-beer brewery, taphouse and cellar that is championing local output and independent alcohol makers from across the country. If you've been champing at the bit to drink deeply from Brewtide's frosty schooners, here is your first chance. more

Wellbeing
Free gigs and discount gym memberships – how to earn rewards by making healthy choices
Gentlefolk

Free gigs and discount gym memberships – how to earn rewards by making healthy choices

Coming into summer, we're trying to get our acts together when it comes to our health, wellbeing and fitness regimes. Sometimes though, with the silly season looming over our heads, it can be a difficult task to stay on track. One company that's helping us keep our commitment to healthier living is GMHBA, an Australian not-for-profit private health insurance and care provider. To do this, GMHBA has recently partnered with AIA Vitality, the globally renowned health and wellbeing program that rewards you for healthy behaviours. Together, the companies are rewarding members for keeping healthy and active with vouchers, discounts and some super savings. Get fit and be gifted with freebies? Now, that's one way to motivate us. more

Casual Dining
Dumpling dens, sky-high bars and margarita meccas – the top places to eat and drink this Christmas
Food & Drink

Dumpling dens, sky-high bars and margarita meccas – the top places to eat and drink this Christmas

'Tis the season to feast! Christmas is just around the corner and the silly season is prime time to sip, snack and satiate your cravings, as well as the perfect excuse to gather your crew for some quality time around the table. Whether you’re planning to down cocktails with your colleagues, you're looking to level up date night or the whole family is out and about, we’ve got you covered – here are some of the best places to eat and drink in Brisbane this festive season. more

The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Robert Hughes
I feel the most interesting aspect of a lot of these films is their relationship to memory and the long tail of history ... ~ Robert Hughes 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