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Get moving and groovin' with free fitness classes at West Village's Wellness Week
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Get moving and groovin’ with free fitness classes at West Village’s Wellness Week

"New year, new me" is a mantra we usually tell ourselves to help us hop on the health bandwagon come January 1. The beginning of the year is typically filled with plenty of exercise classes, green juices and trying to avoid anything that contains too much sugar. Though, usually by mid-January, our will power starts to slip (and so do our hands into a bag of chips). To help you keep the momentum going, West Village has partnered with Goodlife Health Clubs Australia for a Wellness Week filled with fun workouts and nutritional workshops – from bootcamp and yoga to informational sessions and beyond. The bonus? It's all free! more

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

Considering last weekend was a complete write-off, we think you should make the most of your freedom and our great city by getting out and about this weekend. Support your local cafe, head to a museum or art gallery or check out one of the many exciting events listed below. Whatever you do, remember to mask up and stay safe! more

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Get ready for the new year – five unmissable events for 2021
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Get ready for the new year – five unmissable events for 2021

We won’t go on about 2020, except to say that we are expecting this year to be an absolute cracker (even if only by comparison). Luckily for us, there’s a next-level line-up of events hitting our shores in 2021, including both rescheduled shows and brand-new creations from some of the nation’s best event producers. Live events look like they're back and better than ever! more

Exhibitions
Turn your scorn into art at QT’s curious new interactive museum Heartbreak Hotel
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Turn your scorn into art at QT’s curious new interactive museum Heartbreak Hotel

Everyone deals with break-ups differently – some of us mainline ice-cream, some of us watch The Notebook on repeat, some of us cyber-stalk our exes with a precision that would make ASIO proud and some of us set fire to every earthly possession that our lover has left behind. There are no hard and fast rules for mourning the end of a relationship, but there is a certain catharsis that comes from ridding yourself of everything that reminds you of your past paramour. Turning the concept of “filling a garbage bag with your ex’s stuff and literally dumping it on the street” into art is QT Hotel – because the reverse-cupids there have cooked up a concept designed to help you heal (but make it cute). Introducing Heartbreak Hotel, a pop-up exhibition where you can submit your relationship relics in the name of documenting love lost. more

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World-renowned chef, author and much-loved foodie Yotam Ottolenghi is coming to Queensland
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World-renowned chef, author and much-loved foodie Yotam Ottolenghi is coming to Queensland

While we may have been starved of events this year, 2021 is set to simulate our senses with a calendar jam-packed with tempting offerings. In event news that is sure to get tongues wagging, worldwide culinary sensation Yotam Ottolenghi has announced he will be touring Australia next year. With Yotam promising to spill some coveted cooking tips and industry stories, you can bank on this being one spicy session. more

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Get to know contemporary Queensland artist Madeleine Kelly at QAGOMA's Open Studio
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Get to know contemporary Queensland artist Madeleine Kelly at QAGOMA’s Open Studio

Every four months, QAGOMA invites a new artist to share their studio practice and provide insights into how they work as part of its riveting Open Studio program. It's like speed dating, but instead of meeting potential romantic partners, you're being introduced to a new (and extremely talented) artist. From now until January 31 2021, gallery-goers can get to know Queensland artist Madeleine Kelly by getting a behind-the-scenes look into her artistic processes. more

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Live and lush – catch songstress Emma Dean in an intimate one-off performance at Brisbane Powerhouse
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Live and lush – catch songstress Emma Dean in an intimate one-off performance at Brisbane Powerhouse

We know we’ve harped on about how much we missed live music during lockdown, but the fact bears repeating – nothing compares to the spontaneity, joy and pure entertainment of seeing artists do their thing in person. One performer who really embodies the spirit of live entertainment is Emma Dean, a multifaceted Brisbane artist who will sing, play and work her way into your heart with her repertoire of pure folk gems. Performing for one night only at Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday January 30, Emma is set to bring her intimate stage show to life again – and it’s sure to dazzle you. more


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Growing up in an environment where music and performance were celebrated meant I had the freedom and support to explore my wild creative urges from a young age. ~ Emma Dean more
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Say sayonara to 2020 at Treasury Brisbane's stellar New Year's Eve soirees
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Say sayonara to 2020 at Treasury Brisbane’s stellar New Year’s Eve soirees

Most people are looking forward to Christmas around this time of year, but if you're anything like us, you've got your eyes (and heart) set on New Year's Eve. Although the sky won't be full of fireworks this year, there are still a bunch of sparkling affairs happening around town, with some of the best courtesy of Treasury Brisbane. From riverside parties at the city's new overwater bar to Asian-inspired feasts at much-loved inner-city eateries – there's plenty to keep you entertained whilst you wait for the clock to strike midnight. more

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Kick off 2021 with a bang at these stellar New Year's Eve celebrations at Portside Wharf
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Kick off 2021 with a bang at these stellar New Year’s Eve celebrations at Portside Wharf

After the year we've endured, New Year's Eve 2020 is going to be one for the record books. So you can celebrate with delicious eats, sparkling sips and some truly killer live entertainment, Portside Wharf has got a huge line-up of events happening around the riverside precinct. From lavish Italian feasts and Mediterranean banquets to spirited seafood soirees and cheerful meals paired with live music, there's something for every type of reveller. more

Film
Strap in to watch some turbo-charged flicks at Motorcycles on Screen at GOMA
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Strap in to watch some turbo-charged flicks at Motorcycles on Screen at GOMA

When it comes to motorcycles on the big screen, there are plenty of iconic scenes that will get your motor running. Arnold Schwarzenegger straddling the 1991 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Mel Gibson tearing up the outback on the Yamaha R1 in the Australian cult classic Mad Max and Marlon Brando cementing his status as a cultural icon on his Triumph Thunderbird in The Wild One all come to mind. So you can relive all of these golden movie moments, GOMA is screening a bunch of your favourite fast-paced motorcycle films from Saturday November 28 to Sunday April 25, as part of its curated cinema program, Motorcycles on Screen. This mini film festival is sure to satisfy movie-loving motor-heads with an interest in speedy beasts. more

Comedy
Dine, drink and be merry – Portside Wharf is full of feasts and festive fun this Christmas
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Dine, drink and be merry – Portside Wharf is full of feasts and festive fun this Christmas

The trees are up, the lights are twinkling and advent calendar chocolate is getting quickly devoured every morning – the most wonderful time of the year is here! So you can immerse yourself in the festive vibes, riverside dining and shopping destination Portside Wharf has got a smorgasbord of merry events – from Christmas Day feasts and live entertainment to special giveaways and even a few super-cute angels roaming around. more

Food
From fancy feasts to the finest at-home spreads – Treasury Brisbane has all of your festive dining covered (yule log included)
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From fancy feasts to the finest at-home spreads – Treasury Brisbane has all of your festive dining covered (yule log included)

December 25 is mere weeks away, festive folks! There’s no finer way to celebrate Christmas than at Treasury Brisbane, with the inner-city gem boasting an array of mouth-watering fare and joyful festivities this silly season. Whether you're searching for the perfect Christmas Day feast, need someone to take care of cooking for you, or you want to throw one impressive office party that your co-workers will never forget, the team at Treasury Brisbane has got plenty of merriment up its sleeves. more

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Be serenaded with merry melodies at Carols in The Common at West Village
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Be serenaded with merry melodies at Carols in The Common at West Village

It's a sure-fire sign that Christmas is coming when the familiar dulcet tones of Michael Bublé and the high-pitched whistles of Mariah Carey start filling the air across our city. If festive tunes are your favourite genre of music, then we know an event that is sure to get your sleigh bells ringing. On Tuesday December 8 and Thursday December 10, Opera Queensland will be spreading Christmas cheer at West Village for Carols in The Common, a magical evening of Santa-approved music. more

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Be serenaded by songbirds and sopranos under the stars at the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols
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Be serenaded by songbirds and sopranos under the stars at the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols

If you're the kind of person who has already put up their Christmas tree, has been waiting for Michael Bublé to emerge from his cave since July and been counting down the days until Santa's arrival, then we have got some good (nay, great) news for you – the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols is returning to spread some festive cheer! A jolly collection of homegrown musical talent is set to take the stage to serenade you with merry carols on Saturday December 5. more

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Shop under the stars (and whales) at BrisStyle's local maker markets this Christmas
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Shop under the stars (and whales) at BrisStyle’s local maker markets this Christmas

If the thought of hitting the shops during the festive season is daunting, don’t worry – you’re not alone. So you can get a head start on slipping some presents beneath the Christmas tree, BrisStyle markets has two jam-packed shopping events coming up – The BrisStyle Handmade Markets and the BrisStyle Twilight Markets. Boasting handmade goodies, unique treats and live entertainment, yule love what these local maker markets have in store ... more

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Carols, outdoor cinemas and spectacular light shows – the festive Christmas events taking over Brisbane
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Carols, outdoor cinemas and spectacular light shows – the festive Christmas events taking over Brisbane

It's nearly time to drag the tree (and the copious amounts of tinsel) out of storage, start shopping for gifts and planning who's going to pick up the ham – Christmas is just around the corner! The festive season is a magical time in Brisbane when our city comes alive with vibrant events to celebrate. From family-friendly carols to screenings of your favourite Christmas classics, we’ve found the top things happening during Christmas in Brisbane across the city. more