Music
Go roadtrippin' in search of ripper live tunes with QMF's Queensland Music Trails
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Go roadtrippin’ in search of ripper live tunes with QMF’s Queensland Music Trails

Spectacular sandy vistas, storied country pubs and the freedom of the open road – when it comes to exploring our own backyard, there's no better way than roadtripping. Of course, a cross-country trip is only made better with a great soundtrack to guide you through the long journey – but what if you swapped your aux cord for some live tunes instead? The concert-loving folks at QMF are here to help you out with that transition, launching a huge Queensland Music Trails that's inviting some of our favourite homegrown acts into the Queensland outback. Don't worry, you're invited along for the ride too! more

Exhibitions
A multi-sensory Van Gogh experience is coming to Brisbane so get ready to stroll through the sunflowers
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A multi-sensory Van Gogh experience is coming to Brisbane so get ready to stroll through the sunflowers

Arguably the most famous painter of all time, Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh's body of work is adored the world over. If you have a particular penchant for Van Gogh then we have some exciting news for you – multi-sensory experience Van Gogh Alive is set to finally roll in to Brisbane, allowing art lovers to experience the master's works in a whole new way. more

Food
Drink all of the margs during Australian Cocktail Month this May
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Drink all of the margs during Australian Cocktail Month this May

Whether your tipple of choice is a margarita, mojito, martini or a spritz, when 5:00 pm on a Friday rolls around, one thing is for sure – it's cocktail o'clock. In a win for avid sippers, our enthusiasm for a well-crafted imbibe is being rewarded with a new four-week event. Prepare to immerse yourself in a celebration of all things boozy as Australian Cocktail Month pours in to Brisbane from May 1–31. If you're eager to drink local and support your local bars whilst getting exclusive access to top-notch cocktail menus, then this is the perfect event for you ... more

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

The weekend is nearly upon us so can we get a heck yeah? Concerts in The Valley, laneway markets, riverside feasts and jazz-tinged musicals are just a taste of what's on offer over the next few days, so keep reading for a few more ideas ... more

Food
Paniyiri Greek Festival is returning to Brisbane with a honeypuff drive-through and a crackin' program of events
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Paniyiri Greek Festival is returning to Brisbane with a honeypuff drive-through and a crackin’ program of events

Prepare your stomachs, friends – one of Brisbane's most beloved festivals, Paniyiri Greek Festival is returning to bring us a much-needed dose of delicious eats and culture. The 45th edition of the festival will be celebrated over one jam-packed weekend from May 22–23, where all of our favourite events will be making an appearance plus ... drum roll, please .... a honeypuff drive-through. We're salivating already. more

Community
Join literary icon Kate Morton for a captivating evening of conversation at Museum of Brisbane
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Join literary icon Kate Morton for a captivating evening of conversation at Museum of Brisbane

If you've ever browsed the fiction section of your local bookstore, you've most likely set your eyes on a copy (and probably taken home) of one of Kate Morton's novels. Avid readers are well acquainted with Kate's literary prowess, with her critically acclaimed titles The Lake House, The Distant Hours and The Clockmaker's Daughter filling a spot on many book shelves around the world. Now, one of Australia’s biggest literary exports is back in our river city for a very special conversation at Museum of Brisbane on Friday April 30, and you could say we're more than just a little bit excited. more

Food
It's back, baby! Live your best life at this evening full of wine, cheese and bubbles at Treasury Brisbane
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It’s back, baby! Live your best life at this evening full of wine, cheese and bubbles at Treasury Brisbane

The snap lockdown just before Easter weekend threw us all for a bit of a loop, casting plans into disarray and causing some devastating cancellations for events we were all looking forward to. However, you can't keep a good thing down – and one of the casualties of that fateful weekend has risen like a phoenix from the ashes to provide us with the glorious party that was snatched away at the last minute. Treasury Brisbane has rescheduled its much-anticipated Cheese, Wine and Bubbles soiree to Friday April 30, taking over its magical courtyard with top-tier bubbles, worldly wines, culinary delights and live entertainment (all COVID safe, of course). more

Food
Regional Flavours, reimagined – the renowned food festival returns with a flavourful three-part event series
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Regional Flavours, reimagined – the renowned food festival returns with a flavourful three-part event series

Attention, foodies! Everyone's favourite food and wine festival Regional Flavours is returning to South Bank Parklands this year – but with an exciting new twist. Instead of a single weekend event, 2021 will see Regional Flavours serve up some of Australia’s most celebrated chefs and local producers across a delectable three-part event series from June to October. Kicking off the tastebud-tempting festival is Grazed and Grown, which is set to bloom in our city from June 18–20. Bring your appetite, because you'll need it for this delicious event. more


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Exhibitions
Dazzling art installations will come alive after dark in the park for Botanica – Contemporary Art Outside
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Dazzling art installations will come alive after dark in the park for Botanica – Contemporary Art Outside

We've been truly blessed when it comes to exciting pop-ups on this year's calendar – string-fuelled live gigs, huge science festivals and curiosity-piquing events are just a few highlights so far. A strong contender for the most dazzling event of the year is about to enter our stratosphere and is bringing with it some truly spellbinding showcases. Arriving at the City Botanic Gardens in May is Botanica – Contemporary Art Outside, a huge display of illuminating site specific artworks that will light up the park after dark with picture-perfect projections and immersive installations from May 7–16. more

Dance
Singing, dancing and a dose of drama – La Boite Theatre announces its spellbinding ACT 2
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Singing, dancing and a dose of drama – La Boite Theatre announces its spellbinding ACT 2

Following a successful season opening with ACT 1 – which featured two hit productions – La Boite Theatre is pulling out all of the stops for a thrilling ACT 2. Kicking off this month and running until August, the exciting second act of the theatre's 2021 season features two diverse main stage productions, a fresh-faced music series and a brand-spanking-new program of HWY events. Order some bubbles, take your seat and settle in for a night at the theatre. more

Food
Grab your lederhosen – The Bavarian is throwing a ten-week schnitzel festival
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Grab your lederhosen – The Bavarian is throwing a ten-week schnitzel festival

There's nothing more satisfying than a good ol' chicken schnitzel, preferably dished up with a large serving of beer-battered chips, a salad that you will probably take one bite of (for health's sake) and a cold pint. If this also sounds ideal to you, then you'll froth what The Bavarian has been cooking up. For ten whole weeks, the string of German-inspired eateries are putting a Bavarian spin on an Aussie classic, throwing a mammoth schnitzel festival that will showcase ten different types of schnitties. more

Food
Stock up for Easter weekend at Scenic Rim's Farm Gate Trail
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Stock up for Easter weekend at Scenic Rim’s Farm Gate Trail

We are mere days away from a long weekend folks and we don't think we are just speaking for ourselves when we say hallelujah! If you're yet to plan anything for your four days of sweet freedom, then we suggest hopping in your car and taking a picturesque drive to the Scenic Rim. It's here where you will discover Scenic Rim's Farm Gate Trail, where local makers are congregating to bring you a smorgasbord of delicious produce and farm-fresh eats. more

Experience 40 Days of Flavour at Treasury Brisbane
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Experience 40 Days of Flavour at Treasury Brisbane

Your tastebuds are in for a treat, curious gastronomers! From Monday March 22 to Friday April 30, dining and entertainment destination Treasury Brisbane will come alive with a sumptuous selection of exciting experiences for 40 Days of Flavour. Set to impress all of your senses, the jam-packed festival will include decadent degustations, paint-and-sip sessions, sparkling high teas, luxe lunches and much, much more. So you can discover what's your flavour, we have rounded up some of the most irresistible happenings. more

Community
Wacky trivia, weird experiments and wonderful gigs await inside World Science Festival Brisbane's The Nucleus
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Wacky trivia, weird experiments and wonderful gigs await inside World Science Festival Brisbane’s The Nucleus

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're well aware (and very excited) that World Science Festival Brisbane is returning to Queensland Museum from March 24–28 for five days of experimental magic. Just a short stroll from the museum is where curious minds will come across The Nucleus, a lounge-room-meets-laboratory that will be full to the brim with brain-tingling happenings. Here's a closer look into some of the weird and wonderful events that will be popping up inside the festival's designated hang-out spot ... more

Exhibitions
Catch five decades of gripping photography at QAGOMA's new exhibition William Yang – Seeing and Being Seen
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Catch five decades of gripping photography at QAGOMA’s new exhibition William Yang – Seeing and Being Seen

William Yang is one of Australia's most acclaimed independent photographers and performers – and in a win for us, we can claim him as a Queenslander! To celebrate William and his meaningful works, QAGOMA is hosting a major survey of his artistic achievements. Coming to Brisbane from Saturday March 27 to Saturday August 22, William Yang – Seeing and Being Seen will introduce novices to William's work and remind fans why his output is so treasured within the arts community and beyond. more

Literature
Pen to paper – Brisbane Writers Festival returns with an inspiring program of physical and virtual events
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Pen to paper – Brisbane Writers Festival returns with an inspiring program of physical and virtual events

One of Queensland’s longest-running festivals, Brisbane Writers Festival is our city's seminal literary event celebrating the written word. Returning to State Library of Queensland, this year's event begins a new chapter of engaging storytelling with a hybrid program of more than 100 live and virtual events happening across three days from May 7–9. The 2021 festival will bring together more than 100 local literary luminaries, thinkers and opinion makers to entertain, enlighten and inspire – including Kate Morton, Damon Gameau, Mary Hoang, Tim Flannery, Benjamin Law and many more ... more