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

When Wednesday rolled around and the cloud cover came out to play, we can all agree that the people of Brisbane probably did a collective Toyota-style jump-and-first-pump combo to celebrate the end of the dang heatwave. We made it, fam. To celebrate being able to leave the house without schvitzing up a storm, we’ve tracked down the best things to do in Brisbane this February 22–25 weekend – from sausage parties to magic carpets, it’s all here. more

Fashion
Stay past curfew – marie clarie Up Late kicks on later than ever
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Stay past curfew – marie clarie Up Late kicks on later than ever

It’s time to kick open the wardrobe and get dressed up – marie claire Up Late is set to ignite James Street once again on Thursday March 22. Brisbane’s fashion lovers are encouraged to dress up in their finest and get amongst the after-hours fiesta, which includes in-store appearances, giveaways, live music and, as always, some incredible shopping. more

Film
Summer lovin’ – the pop-up outdoor cinema set to sizzle this season
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Summer lovin’ – the pop-up outdoor cinema set to sizzle this season

Real talk – there are few things more dreamy than a pop-up outdoor cinema. Whether you’re planning a cute date, looking for something fun to do with the fam or chasing an activity to keep all of your mates happy, seeing a flick under the stars is a winner for all occasions. Brisbane is about to be gifted a brand-new player in the pop-up movie theatre game – from Thursday March 15, Sunset Cinema will be landing at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha to screen everything from cult classics to big-name blockbusters for your entertainment. more

Food
Meet the tastemakers – The Art of the Palate fuses the worlds of fine dining, drinking and art
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Meet the tastemakers – The Art of the Palate fuses the worlds of fine dining, drinking and art

As much as Brisbane is a rather laid back city, sometimes we like to get a little bit fancy. Don’t get us wrong – we love to chill as much as the next person, but every now and then an occasion comes along that’s well worth dressing up and getting your pinkie finger out for. If you truly appreciate a fine wine and are no stranger to Brisbane’s flourishing art scene, The Art of the Palate is a one-of-a-kind event that will tick all of your boxes. Coming to The Lab Restaurant and Bar on Tuesday February 27, this cultural adventure brings together world-famous wine with impeccable eats and arresting visual art. more

Music
Giddy up and get down – this raceday is getting some seriously slick RnB flavour
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Giddy up and get down – this raceday is getting some seriously slick RnB flavour

When you imagine a day at the races, your first thought probably isn’t getting low to some Mary J. Blige while the champions speed around the track. Wouldn’t it be fun, though? If this scenario sounds like your idea of a summer day well spent, we have some news that is bound to get you excited – the awesome combination of horses and hip-hop are about to be fused together for one magical occasion. Marking the first raceday of the club’s season, Tattersall’s RnB Raceday is landing at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday March 3 to heat up the track in more ways than one. more

Sport
Going for gold – see Australia’s swimming stars race for a spot on the Commonwealth Games team
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Going for gold – see Australia’s swimming stars race for a spot on the Commonwealth Games team

When it comes to competitive sports, there are few that us Aussies love as much as swimming. It’s not hard to see why – besides the fact that our nation is surrounded by water, the sport itself is pretty damn thrilling to watch. With the Commonwealth Games fast approaching, you might be wondering which of our homegrown legends will be repping Australia in 2018. Well, why wonder when you could watch our country’s best swimmers go head to head for a spot on the team? Coming to the OPTUS Aquatic Centre from February 28 to March 3, the Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Trials promise oodles of action, excitement and fun – both in and out of the water. more

Food
Live, local and laid back – The Sound Society brings free outdoor concerts to Brisbane
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Live, local and laid back – The Sound Society brings free outdoor concerts to Brisbane

When it comes to ways to spend your weekend, we find it hard-pressed to think of anything more dreamy than lounging in a lush park with your nearest and dearest to a soundtrack of live tunes (with snacks, of course). If this sounds like your idea of a good time, we have some news that is bound to excite you! When March Rolls around, both the South Bank Parklands and the Roma Street Parkland will play host to a series of pop-up concerts on the first weekend of every month – welcome to The Sound Society. The best part? You don’t have to spend a cent. more

Community
The round-up: Brisbane's best trivia nights
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best trivia nights

If you’ve ever found yourself sitting on the couch watching The Chase and thought the questions weren’t that hard, you might want to consider joining a trivia team. The high-stakes world of pub trivia is one of the most entertaining ways to spend a weeknight, with just about every night of the week boasting a trivia night somewhere. Not only is trivia sociable, entertaining and good for the brain it is also a relatively inexpensive way to spend an evening. Simply pick a spot from our comprehensive list and then all you'll need to do is come up with a cool team name! Might we suggest Quizteama Aguilera, Risky Quizness or Trivia Newton John? more


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Music
Wish granted – Disney’s Aladdin: the Musical is finally here!
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Wish granted – Disney’s Aladdin: the Musical is finally here!

Real talk – regardless of your Disney fanatic status, if you haven’t seen the 1992 animated classic Aladdin you simply have not lived. It’s your classic feel-good formula of good guys and bad guys, moral conflict, dazzling romance and a hefty dose of comedy. Honestly, what’s not to love? Good news, folks – this legendary tale has been transformed for the stage and its flying on a magic carpet straight to Brisbane! From February 20, QPAC will turn into a cave of wonders for Disney’s Aladdin: The Musical – and it’s everything we could have wished for. more

Community
Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Brisbane
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Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Brisbane

One of the best parts of living in Australia is the huge mix of cultures that we have going on here. Many other countries have brought their customs and celebrations to our shores, giving us even more reasons to learn about and appreciate our global community. One of the most significant events on the world calendar is Lunar New Year, a time when people from Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese backgrounds celebrate the lunar calendar ticking over into a new year. Come Friday February 16, we will officially welcome the Year of the Dog – here are the best places around Brisbane to celebrate! more

Inspiration
From pig guts to mutant lizards – weird and wonderful facts about the science of self-renewal
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From pig guts to mutant lizards – weird and wonderful facts about the science of self-renewal

Did you know that a pig’s bladder can help humans grow muscles from scratch? How about the fact that axolotls are able regenerate parts of their own brains if damaged? The science of self-renewal is as weird as it is fascinating, and we are already living in a world where we are reaping the benefits. The field of regenerative medicine has seen some seriously exciting advancements are already changing the way we live – right now, scientists are completing the first lung stem cell transplant trial and creating brand-new skin for burns victims. To take a peek into the world of bespoke bodies, check out some of the mind-bending stuff that’s happening as we speak. more

Food
Starlit sips and brilliant bites abound at this pop-up long table feast
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Starlit sips and brilliant bites abound at this pop-up long table feast

When it comes to a spot of alfresco dining, Brisbane was pretty much custom made for the job – our killer climate and lush scenery are a match made in outdoor dining heaven. After all, doesn’t the prospect of a star-lit feast with delicious food, flowing drinks and a balmy breeze sound positively dreamy? This fantasy situation is coming to life – Brisbane’s inaugural Longest Dinner Under the Stars is setting up at Eagle Farm Racecourse for one night only, so mark Saturday March 10 in your diary and prepare to be enchanted. more

Food
The Weekend Edition is hosting its first Pop-Up Picnic at King Street … and you're invited!
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The Weekend Edition is hosting its first Pop-Up Picnic at King Street … and you’re invited!

What happens when The Weekend Edition gets handed the keys to King Street? An exclusive evening of fun, feasting, flowing wine and frivolity, that's what! For the very first time The Weekend Edition is hosting a dreamy Pop-Up Picnic, and with the help of our friends at King Street and The Pine Kitchen, we're putting on an intimate evening of escapism that you're not going to want to miss. more

Comedy
Gender bending, total taboos and boozy cougars – our top five picks from Brisbane Comedy Festival
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Gender bending, total taboos and boozy cougars – our top five picks from Brisbane Comedy Festival

Brisbane, we hope your pelvic floor muscles are ready for a workout – that’s right, from Friday February 24 the Brisbane Comedy Festival is back! Bringing together a host of professionally funny folk filling up venues like Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall and SunPAC, the festival brings three jam-packed weeks of entertainment across a huge range of genres and formats. We’ve picked our top five shows from the festival that you shouldn’t miss – from heartfelt wit to straight-up weirdos, there’s something for every taste. more

Community
Explore dumpling days, powder parties and cosplay culture during BrisAsia Festival
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Explore dumpling days, powder parties and cosplay culture during BrisAsia Festival

When it comes to cultural melting pots, they don’t get much bigger than Asia. This massive continent is home to some of the world’s most ancient civilisations, not to mention a large chunk of the population, so it makes sense that there are boundless cultural influences. From the climate to the cuisine, there are huge variations across the many countries that call Asia home – and that’s what makes it so exciting to explore. From February 10 to March 4, our city will come alive with the sights, sounds, tastes and experiences of Asia for the BrisAsia Festival. From cosplay to dumpling days and even live comedy, Brisbane is about to get a true taste of both traditional and contemporary Asian culture. more

Exhibitions
Introducing HOTA – the Gold Coast's new Home of the Arts
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Introducing HOTA – the Gold Coast’s new Home of the Arts

Brisbane, we'd like you to meet HOTA (Home of the Arts). It's possible you've actually met before – HOTA was formerly known as The Arts Centre Gold Coast and as of today (Tuesday February 6) will be officially named Home of the Arts. This is way more than just a shiny new name – the announcement also marks the unveiling of the cultural precinct's $37.5-million outdoor theatre, which is underscored by a spectacular program of events that will take the city's arts and culture scene to dizzying new heights. If it's been a while in between trips, it's high time you ventured down to check it out. more

Theatre
Let's talk about sex (and love, and suicide, and guinea pigs) with Fleabag
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Let’s talk about sex (and love, and suicide, and guinea pigs) with Fleabag

Any woman who has consumed any form of visual media in their life (so basically all of us living here in the first world) would be able to tell you that popular representations of females are far from realistic. Since the dawn of time we’ve had it drilled in to us that we have to look, act and live a certain way – and the pressure is bloody exhausting. Going through life without seeing other women doing the natural things we do – farting, watching porn, having periods, sleeping with strangers and the like – can lead us to believe that we are freaks of nature. If you’ve ever felt like you weren’t living up to society’s towering expectations, it’s time you got acquainted with Fleabag. Coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse from February 8–10, she’s the anti-heroine we need and the one we deserve. more

Theatre
The Dead Devils of Cockle Creek balances true grit and jet-black comedy
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The Dead Devils of Cockle Creek balances true grit and jet-black comedy

When it comes to climate change, we’re living in a particularly interesting (and increasingly worrying) time in history. Between armchair experts starting heated debates on Facebook to a leader of the free world who literally doesn’t believe that the earth’s climate is in trouble, more of us are actually being inspired to stand up and take action. Time is running out, after all. So what would you do if your beliefs were called into question and you were forced to act accordingly? If push came to shove, would you stand up and fight? The Dead Devils of Cockle Creek poses this very question, making its bold and bloody debut at La Boite Theatre from February 10 to March 3. more

Inspiration
Who run the world? Startup Weekend Brisbane Women brings females to the forefront of innovation
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Who run the world? Startup Weekend Brisbane Women brings females to the forefront of innovation

Women kick ass and that’s a stone-cold fact, son. History may favour dudes, but fearless females have been dominating all over the world since the dawn of time. Thankfully times are changing and ladies finally getting a chance to be heard, particularly in fields that are traditionally male-dominated. The world of tech and start-ups is often viewed as something of a boy’s club, making it both difficult and intimidating for ladies to step in and step up – but Startup Weekend Brisbane Women is here to help. Coming to River City Labs from February 9–11, the landmark event will bring together some of Brisbane’s brightest minds to innovate, activate and collaborate. more

Theatre
The new classics – our top picks from La Boite’s spectacular 2018 season
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The new classics – our top picks from La Boite’s spectacular 2018 season

When it comes to the theatre, classics certainly have their place – these are the stories that audiences have come to know and love, and thus they deserve their place in our cultural sphere as significant to the arts. However, there is a lot to be said for stepping outside of the box and taking a risk. It is in these fresh, important and exciting stories that we find a renewed sense of purpose and a different perspective, something that is to be celebrated. La Boite Theatre’s 2018 season is rooted in the company’s core values of representation, diversity and respect – which make for some pretty bloody amazing productions that have never been seen before. We’ve picked five must-see works from the theatre’s stunning offering this year – say hello to the new classics. more