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

It's beginning to look and feel (hello heatwave!) a lot like Christmas, which is fitting since it's less than 20 sleeps away. Whether you're still firmly in denial or you're currently rocking your fabulously festive Mariah Carey t-shirt and compiling a mental list of every Christmas-related event to maximise your merriment, there is plenty to pique your interest this weekend from December 5 to 8. From sozzled Santas to bitter brews, it's all here. more

Food
Sip and snack by the water all summer long with Tropical Days & Summer Nights at Eagle Street Pier
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Sip and snack by the water all summer long with Tropical Days & Summer Nights at Eagle Street Pier

Spritzes in the sun, rosé by the river and delicious dishes every day sounds like a pretty ideal summer holiday. Lucky for us, this paradise exists on the banks of the Brisbane River – Eagle Street Pier has been transformed into a lush oasis for the summer months. Tropical Days & Summer Nights celebrates summer at the pier, bringing together its stellar selection of restaurants and bars to keep the party vibe going all summer long. more

Comedy
From fake news to boozy Shakespeare – Brisbane Comedy Festival drops insane line-up for 2020
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From fake news to boozy Shakespeare – Brisbane Comedy Festival drops insane line-up for 2020

Brisbane, we hope you've been doing your kegals because the Brisbane Comedy Festival is rolling into 2020 with a pant-wetting line-up of 85 professional funny folk to make you grin, giggle and guffaw. The month-long festival of fun and frivolity is set to take over 14 performance spaces across five venues around town from February 21 to March 22, 2020 so go right ahead and clear your calendar now. more

Exhibitions
Festive flicks, a snowman in summer and makin' gravy – the best events in Brisbane this December
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Festive flicks, a snowman in summer and makin’ gravy – the best events in Brisbane this December

Well, heck. Against all advice, we blinked and now all of a sudden it's December. How did that even happen? Mentally we're still somewhere around mid-year but here we are hurtling towards year's end, not just year, decade's end! Whilst that's a tiny bit terrifying, rather than dissect where the past year has gone let's look forward and make the most of what's left in 2019. From festive films to some seriously sweet gigs, here are some unmissable events happening in Brisbane this December (and no, they aren't all Christmas-related but let's be honest, most of them are). more

Sip champagne trackside at The Beach Club pop-up
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Sip champagne trackside at The Beach Club pop-up

This summer, you're invited to sip free-flowing Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial trackside at the Aquis Park Home of the Gold Coast Turf Club over two big days of glamour and racing on January 4 and 11. The Beach Club is guaranteed to be the hottest ticket in town, keen to know more? Read on!  more

Community
Christmas in Brisbane brings magic, wonder and free fun this festive season
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Christmas in Brisbane brings magic, wonder and free fun this festive season

The tinsel is out of storage, the ornaments are polished and the oven is prepped at a perfect pavlova-cooking temperature – we think it’s safe to say that the festive season has well and truly arrived! Christmas in Brisbane is truly a magical time where our city comes alive to celebrate in a uniquely Australian way – after all, who needs snow when you have sand? From enchanted gardens to festive beats, we’ve found the best things happening during Christmas in Brisbane across The City, South Bank and Roma Street Parkland. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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Learning to say no was the biggest learning curve for me, because you have to be quite cut-throat about it ... ~ Stella Donnelly more
Food
Buon appetito! Salumi Sagra returns with another authentic Italian feast
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Buon appetito! Salumi Sagra returns with another authentic Italian feast

It’s important to take the time to stop and smell the salumi. Day to day, a busy lifestyle can mean the closest you get to a culinary experience is nibbling a breakfast bar in peak hour traffic. The busy person’s version of an Italian feast? A late-night takeaway pizza. Here’s where Salumi Sagra steps in, with a flavourful five-course Italian lunch to remind us what authentic Italian cooking tastes like. So slow down and plate up on Sunday November 17 at West Village – your taste buds will thank you later. more

Community
It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas – Carols in The Common is coming to West Village
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It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas – Carols in The Common is coming to West Village

Door-to-door Christmas carolling is a tradition beloved by our friends in the Northern Hemisphere. If a snow-lined street filled with groups of merry carollers doesn't warm you with Christmas cheer, we don't know what will. Unfortunately, Brisbane's balmy festive-season weather doesn't usually encourage streets filled with a chorus of Christmas tunes. This is why outdoor carol performances are so magical – they’re held in the cool of night and there’s no walking involved or knocking on stranger’s doors. On the evening of Wednesday December 4, Opera Queensland will host Carols in The Common at West Village for all of your summer-suitable carolling needs. more

Community
A breakfast to break the cycle of domestic and family violence in Queensland
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A breakfast to break the cycle of domestic and family violence in Queensland

Everybody knows somebody. Domestic and family violence is an issue that is familiar to far too many Australians. The Queensland Government’s newly instated Not Now, Not Ever. Together. initiative aims to educate and empower community and corporate groups to act against this violence. On the morning of Friday November 22 at the Plaza Ballroom, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, guests are invited to join together to share a meal and a common goal – to end this violent epidemic. more

Music
Shake it up – the beloved Valley Fiesta returns as a year-long weekly event series
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Shake it up – the beloved Valley Fiesta returns as a year-long weekly event series

If you’re a Brisbane local who loves a bit of live music, arts and culture action, odds are you would be familiar with the beloved Valley Fiesta. This annual affair has seen many evolutions over the years, going from a one-off street party through to a festival that celebrates and champions our city’s amazing arts scene. Well folks, the Valley Fiesta is back – just not as you know it. It has now been extended into a series of year-long weekly pop-ups to keep the good times rolling well into the rest of the year and beyond. more

Exhibitions
Explore and celebrate the vital element of Water at GOMA'S latest exhibition
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Explore and celebrate the vital element of Water at GOMA’S latest exhibition

Water, it's the key to sustaining all forms of life on Earth but have you ever stopped to appreciate how utterly amazing water is? This summer, you're invited to do just that at the brand new Water exhibition at Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, the collection highlights the precious resource and promises to spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges we face today.  more

Markets
Spread the local love and hit up Brisbane’s best Christmas markets
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Spread the local love and hit up Brisbane’s best Christmas markets

As much as getting presents is a total treat, the real joy of Christmas is the giving part. However, the giving part can get tricky when you don’t know where to start. Allow us to give you a tip – shop local and handmade! Buying from Christmas markets pretty much generates nothing but positives – you get to pick up unique things that your friends and fam will love, as well as supporting local creatives with your patronage. If you’re searching for presents with a little more heart this year, save this round-up of Brisbane’s best Christmas markets and cross some names off your nice list. more

Community
We’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever … again!
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We’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever … again!

Ready for a little black magic? We’ve been brewing up something special just for you … think spooktacular treats, ghoulish tricks and a heck of a hunt! We know how much you love it, so we’re launching our biggest giveaway ever … again! That’s right witches, our annual Trick or Treat scavenger hunt is back, and this year there are some seriously wicked treats coming your way! more

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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween events and parties
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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween events and parties

As citizens of the southern hemisphere, it can sometimes feel like we miss out on the spooky spirit of Halloween. That’s totally bogus! Who doesn’t love an excuse to don a costume and get freaky? Here at The Weekend Edition we are all about fun and we’ll take it any way we can. From wear-your-brown-pants VR experiences to the craziest dress-ups, we’ve shined a torch on all of the best Halloween parties and events happening in Brisbane this year. 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 25–27, 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

Community
Triple threat – Hidden Lanes Festival celebrates all of The Valley's foodie, fashion and cultural gems
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Triple threat – Hidden Lanes Festival celebrates all of The Valley’s foodie, fashion and cultural gems

Brisbane’s laneway scene just keeps going from strength to strength (Melbourne who?), and one of our biggest assets when it comes to this indie culture and ethos is Fortitude Valley. Known to many as a party and nightlife capital, our beloved Val has a whole heap more going on – thanks in large part to its famous bustling laneway precincts. On Saturday October 26, these nooks and crannies will join forces for the Hidden Lanes Festival, a massive free celebration of all things art, food, music, fashion and entertainment. more

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Trackside tinsel – ring in the silly season with a race day to remember
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Trackside tinsel – ring in the silly season with a race day to remember

Folks, we are galloping towards the end of the year at an absolutely cracking pace – before you know it, Christmas will be here and we’ll be scrambling to find a free date to catch up with our nearest and dearest. If you’ve been looking to lock down a date to get your gang together before the madness of the festive season really kicks off, we have the answer – make tracks to the Tattersall’s Celebration Season Race Day, taking over Doomben Racecourse on Saturday November 23. more

Theatre
2020 vision – La Boite Theatre reveals its fearless and provocative season program for next year
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2020 vision – La Boite Theatre reveals its fearless and provocative season program for next year

Let’s be honest – 95 years is a bloody long time to be doing anything, let alone in the often-fickle and ever-changing arts scene. The local legends at La Boite Theatre have been champions of fearless and unforgettable storytelling for almost a century, and throughout that time have managed to represent the adventurous and alternative while always keeping things fresh. Coming into 2020, you’d best believe that this team of creative wizards has pulled out all the stops to assemble a program that kicks serious ass – including two world premieres, one Australian premiere and the return of a family favourite. more