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

Friends, we are barrelling towards the end of the year at a seriously cracking pace. Now more than ever it is important that we make the most of our precious weekends before our calendars fill up with festive commitments! From gin festivals to Middle Earth dinner dances, we’ve found the best things happening in Brisbane on the October 18–21 weekend. more

Exhibitions
Beyond the Dress Code – this exhibition explores the deeper meanings of fashion
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Beyond the Dress Code – this exhibition explores the deeper meanings of fashion

Whether you regularly dress to impress or are a devotee to the same core items of a capsule wardrobe, there is no denying that what you choose to wear has a great impact on how you are perceived. Like it or not, most of us carry biases (unconscious or otherwise) towards all kinds of items – from fur coats to hi-vis vests, clothing has the ability to instantly signify someone’s style, status or intentions. Coming to the Museum of Brisbane from November 3, Dress Code is an exhibition that draws upon the collective talents of five artists to explore the intrinsic links between fashion, identity and culture – and you’d best believe we have a lot to learn. more

Food
Sample your way around our country’s finest culinary creations at the Good Food & Wine Show
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Sample your way around our country’s finest culinary creations at the Good Food & Wine Show

Let’s be honest – tasting something delicious for the first time is up there with one of life’s greatest pleasures. The thrill of finding flavours that really resonate with you is pretty much unparalleled, which is what makes the Good Food & Wine Show the equivalent of Christmas morning for adults. Returning to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from October 26–28, this culinary who’s who brings together a travelling road show of some of the best producers around the country for the pleasure of your tastebuds (and curiosity). more

Theatre
La Boite unleashes old favourites and new classics for its explosive 2019 season
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La Boite unleashes old favourites and new classics for its explosive 2019 season

Let’s be honest – when a company has been a driving force in the arts game for 94 years, there is a high chance that it’s doing something right. In the case of La Boite Theatre, you can’t argue the cultural impact that the Brisbane-based company has had on our whole country. Over its long history of taking risks, fostering emerging talent and keeping things relevant, La Boite has gotten pretty bloody good at finding out what makes people tick. As we approach 2019 at a breakneck pace, it has become clear that the iconic theatre company has once again cooked up a killer season – including a a classic reimagined, a triumphant return performance and a brand-new comedy. more

Fashion
Pack your bags – urban vacation James Street RESORT celebrates the iconic precinct
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Pack your bags – urban vacation James Street RESORT celebrates the iconic precinct

Everyone loves a little holiday, and sometimes the best destinations for an escape are right under our nose. One event that personifies the spirit of vacation is James Street RESORT, the annual two-day soiree that celebrates the best of the beloved precinct whilst also treating Brisbane’s residents to a heady dose of culture. Running from October 11–12, this year’s RESORT is happening in conjunction with the opening of a bona fide holiday destination – the brand-new Calile Hotel. more

Food
Swine, steins and schnitties – where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Brisbane
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Swine, steins and schnitties – where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Brisbane

If you’ve noticed a sudden spike in the amount of people getting around in dirndls and lederhosen, we can assure you it’s not something in the water – it’s Oktoberfest season, baby! Despite the fact that we are nowhere near Germany, us Australians love to get amongst the spirit of the traditional European holiday – hey, if there’s beer, pretzels and schnitzels involved, we’re all in! We’ve scouted around to find the best Oktoberfest celebrations happening in Brisbane this year, so raise your stein and get ready to party. more

Theatre
Travel-tinted musical love story Neon Tiger brings Bangkok to Brisbane
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Travel-tinted musical love story Neon Tiger brings Bangkok to Brisbane

There is something truly intoxicating about being in a city you know nothing about. Once you get past the initial fear of the unknown, you can surrender yourself to anonymity and the lure of brand-new experiences. Kind of sounds like the perfect recipe for finding yourself and falling in love, right? Neon Tiger takes this premise of the gap year you never had, sprinkles it with live tunes and throws in a heady dose of romance. Coming to La Boite Theatre from October 27 to November 17, this stunning production will have you feeling giddy for all of the right reasons. more

Food
Dining series Art of the Palate goes off the wall for a fashion-inspired evening
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Dining series Art of the Palate goes off the wall for a fashion-inspired evening

Since its inception earlier this year, Treasury Brisbane’s stunning Art of the Palate series has been captivating both our eyes and our tastebuds with its unique blend of fine dining and visual art. For its October edition, the series is taking things in a different direction – taking art off the walls and onto the catwalk. That’s right – perfectly timed for Brisbane Fashion Month, Art of the Palate is giving its offering a sartorial spin on Tuesday October 30. more


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Exhibitions
Sam Cranstoun’s evocative new exhibition imagines history’s Impossible Conversations
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Sam Cranstoun’s evocative new exhibition imagines history’s Impossible Conversations

When it comes to rich and thought-provoking personalities, the annals of Italian history are an absolute hotbed. From poets and painters to saints and scientists, there are so many people whose knowledge we can draw upon … except for the fact that a whole bunch of them are dead. Enter Sam Cranstoun, the award-winning artist acting as a conduit between modern Brisbanites and timeless figures in Italian history. His exhibition Impossible Conversations is opening at the Museum of Brisbane from October 10 to rewrite history – with a little creative license. Intrigued? You should be. more

Fashion
Gifts, giveaways, spritzes and sprees – get ready to Shop Brisbane City
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Gifts, giveaways, spritzes and sprees – get ready to Shop Brisbane City

Let’s be honest – when it comes to spring in Brisbane, one of the things we truly love the most is shopping. The sun is back out, we’re shedding our layers and the racks at our favourite stores are filled to bursting with new looks to try. If the arrival of a new season has got you itching for a shopping spree, we’d suggest marking Friday October 5 in your diary – Shop Brisbane City is returning to the CBD to spread amazing offers, cute activations and loads of fabulous prizes across three major retail hubs. more

Fashion
Slay all day – get Primed to Party at this free beauty weekend
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Slay all day – get Primed to Party at this free beauty weekend

Beauty junkies, we’ve found something that is going to get your heart racing more than a flash sale at Mecca. If you know your way around a cut crease and a contour, live for your falsies, get teased for owning five lipsticks in near-identical shades or just love to get done up sometimes, this one’s for you! For two days only on October 20–21, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre is holding its massive Primed to Party beauty weekend – so if you like the sound of discounts, demonstrations and all things dazzling, mark this one in your diary. more

Sport
The free outdoor workout sessions that will kickstart your summer fitness goals
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The free outdoor workout sessions that will kickstart your summer fitness goals

Folks, it’s time to face the music – winter (also known as Netflix and hibernation season) is well and truly over. The sun is out, the air is sweet and it’s the perfect time to ease into a more active lifestyle – after all, the more you move means the more pasta you can eat, right? If you’ve been looking for a low-pressure way to get into the swing of exercise or even just a casual environment to work out, we’ve got the solution – the Medibank Feel Good Program. more

Dance
Strap yourself in – sexy adults-only circus cabaret Infamous is headed to Brisbane
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Strap yourself in – sexy adults-only circus cabaret Infamous is headed to Brisbane

If you keep up to date with our Gold Coast publication, you may have recently noticed a phenomenon sweeping the shores down south – one of the red hot, highly physically impressive and riotously funny variety. We’re talking about Infamous, the seriously sizzling fusion of circus, cabaret and comedy. After sold-out shows all around the country and an unprecedented extended season on the coast, Brisbane is about to get a taste of the action. more

Theatre
Rhinestones at the ready – Priscilla and her queens take over QPAC
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Rhinestones at the ready – Priscilla and her queens take over QPAC

Are you feeling a little bit more fabulous, Brisbane? We can explain that – if you’ve had the sudden urge to don a feather boa, stack on a headdress and sing along to the most camp playlist you can find, it’s probably because Priscilla just arrived. That’s right – iconic film-turned-stage play Priscilla Queen of the Desert has officially swept QPAC in a flurry of sequinned glory, taking over the Lyric Theatre from September 26 to November 4. more

Food
Brisbane’s first-ever bug and oyster trail brings a touch of the Sea to the City
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Brisbane’s first-ever bug and oyster trail brings a touch of the Sea to the City

One of the best things about a coastal jaunt is undoubtedly the food – there’s nothing quite like enjoying the freshest seafood that the ocean has to offer. If you’ve been craving a taste of the good stuff, we have news that is going to make your mouth water – Brisbane City is getting its own pop-up dining trail dedicated to bugs and oysters! Stretching along City Reach, Sea to the City is a dedicated alfresco food trail popping up on Sunday October 7 to deliver a seafood feast to the heart of The City. more

Food
Sun, surf and cinema – the Noosa International Film Festival brings a wave of talent to the coast
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Sun, surf and cinema – the Noosa International Film Festival brings a wave of talent to the coast

When it comes to the Sunshine Coast, movies probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind – try beaches, bushwalks and laid-back vibes. It turns out that film culture is alive and well on the coast, as a thriving community event returns for its third outing to celebrate the region’s love of all things to do with the big screen. Running across multiple venues from October 25–28, the Noosa International Film Festival is a jewel in the crown of the Sunshine Coast’s cultural calendar bringing cinematic gold from all around the world. more

Design
Keys to the city – Brisbane Open House unlocks the most fascinating spots around town
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Keys to the city – Brisbane Open House unlocks the most fascinating spots around town

Brisbane may be a relatively young city, but that certainly doesn’t mean we don’t have our fair share of amazing architecture. From the old hidden nooks to the jaw-dropping feats of modern engineering, there are plenty of amazing buildings in Brisbane that have plenty of stories behind them. If you’ve always wanted to know a little more about the build world around you, Brisbane Open House will quench your desire. Mark October 13–14 in your diary and prepare to unlock the secrets you didn’t know our city had. more

Food
That’s a paddlin’ – fill your cup at Beer InCider Experience’s huge fifth instalment
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That’s a paddlin’ – fill your cup at Beer InCider Experience’s huge fifth instalment

If there’s one thing us Australians are known for, it’s a love of beer. While the international stereotype may relegate us to Fosters-swilling bogandom, we know the truth – our country is chock-full of damn good brewers who are passionate about making the best brews around. If you froth over the good stuff, be sure to mark September 21 and 22 in your calendar because the Beer InCider Experience is back at the Brisbane Showgrounds … and its bringing way more than just suds. more

Film
Camera ready – Brisbane International Film Festival releases tickets and full program
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Camera ready – Brisbane International Film Festival releases tickets and full program

Cinephiles, your time has come – the dates have dropped and we’ve been given a couple of irresistible samples, but now the Brisbane International Film Festival is well and truly ready to go. A massive program announcement and ticket release have just taken place, so it’s time to start saving those dates and locking in spots at the most coveted events before they sell out. more

Food
The free pop-up party series celebrating spring with cocktails and prizes
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The free pop-up party series celebrating spring with cocktails and prizes

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – springtime in Brisbane is pretty much the greatest time of year. As well getting to swan around outdoors in the perfect weather, our cultural calendar really kicks into overdrive (looking at you, Brisbane Festival). As the days get longer and the nights grow balmy, we’ve found the perfect way to celebrate – with Spring Time Drinks. Taking over Treasury Brisbane every Friday in September, this pop-up party series is bringing a little something extra. more