Food
Good Food Month brings all-star chef reunions, yum cha high tea and one-off pop-ups to Brisbane
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Good Food Month brings all-star chef reunions, yum cha high tea and one-off pop-ups to Brisbane

If we can take something positive away from the hardships that 2020 has thrown at us, it’s a galvanised appreciation for the act of dining out. While the pivot of many of our favourite foodie haunts to takeaway was admirable (and delicious), we would be lying if we said we didn’t miss the atmosphere of sitting down to a meal at a bricks-and-mortar venue with our nearest and dearest. What a concept! Returning just in time for Brisbane’s dining scene to come out of a COVID-induced hibernation, Good Food Month is taking over our city with a series of unmissable epicurean experiences this November. more

Community
Celebrate spring with these bloomin' great happenings at Portside Wharf
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Celebrate spring with these bloomin’ great happenings at Portside Wharf

Can you believe we are already more than halfway through spring? To celebrate the arrival of warmer weather, Portside Wharf is blooming with seasonal deals and special offers across its shopping and dining precinct. Whether you want to catch up with your friends over a cocktail (or two), indulge in a little retail therapy or dine by the riverside, the Hamilton hub has got all of this and more from Thursday October 22 to Tuesday November 3. more

Community
Shop BNE City is back with shopping steals, pool parties and retro-inspired airport bars
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Shop BNE City is back with shopping steals, pool parties and retro-inspired airport bars

Grab your reusable shopping bags and comfy strolling shoes – the Shop BNE City weekend is back and better than ever! Taking place for one weekend only from Friday October 30 until Sunday November 1, this shopping bonanza is set to take over Queen Street Mall with bargain buys, pool parties, champagne picnics and Pan Am-esque airport bars. Dive in below for a sneak peek of what's on offer ... more

Music
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra goes digital for brand-new production Ayres & Graces
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Australian Brandenburg Orchestra goes digital for brand-new production Ayres & Graces

Concerts are few and far between at the moment – and harder than ever to secure tickets for. That's why Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's special digital premiere of Ayres & Graces has arrived at just the right time, ready to serve up an evening of bewitching sounds straight to your living room on Sunday November 1. Featuring everything from heavenly trio sonatas to intimate chamber music, this is one musical journey you don't want to miss out on. more

Music
Put your party hats on – live and loud music returns to the coast courtesy of Feedback Festival
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Put your party hats on – live and loud music returns to the coast courtesy of Feedback Festival

Like most things this year, concerts and music festivals have had to adapt to the new normal. On the not-so-fun side of things, this has seen a few fallen soldiers in the process, with many events cancelled or postponed to a future date. After a few months of radio silence, a brand-new live music concept – Feedback Festival – is set to breathe new life into the Gold Coast music scene. It's all happening over ten firecracker nights, from Thursday December 3 until Sunday December 13. Festival fun is back, baby! more

Music
Homegrown heavy-hitters and inspirational icons – the BIGSOUND conference highlights to tune into
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Homegrown heavy-hitters and inspirational icons – the BIGSOUND conference highlights to tune into

The brilliant minds behind one of Australia’s most beloved music events, BIGSOUND, have pulled out all of the stops to line up some spectacular talent for this year's festivities. BIGSOUND's completely digital conference program is an extravaganza of homegrown music legends and pop-culture prodigies ready to share everything from their insights into the industry and their rich careers to the very strange state of the world. It's going to be bonanzas. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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Lagers, live tunes and finger-licking eats – Crafted Beer & Cider Festival announces a new date
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Lagers, live tunes and finger-licking eats – Crafted Beer & Cider Festival announces a new date

Following a momentary postponement, Crafted Beer & Cider Festival is back! The festival now falls on Saturday November 28 and as always, revellers can expect another froth-filled day of fun on the Gold Coast. Never one to disappoint, this year’s festival will see 40 of the craftiest beer-istas pouring 200-plus brews, including limited-edition sips and festival exclusives alongside a jam-packed line-up of entertainment and eats. So what are you waiting for? Pick up your mates, roll out the ol' picnic blanket and enjoy an afternoon of top-notch nosh, live music and some beautiful brews by the beach. more

Community
Beach bars, contortionists and theatre in abandoned houses – BLEACH* Festival's 2020 program is here!
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Beach bars, contortionists and theatre in abandoned houses – BLEACH* Festival’s 2020 program is here!

In a huge boost for the city's arts and culture industry, Placemakers* Gold Coast – the team behind the iconic BLEACH* Festival – has officially revealed a new and reimagined program for the highly anticipated 2020 version of the annual event. Kicking off on Thursday November 12, BLEACH* will run for 11 action-packed days, with audiences invited to experience the best of the city through one-of-a-kind contemporary art, live music, cabaret, theatre, dance and storytelling, with the magic to unfold across three key precincts – Burleigh Heads, Chevron Island and the Botanic Gardens. more

Riveting rom-coms and edge-of-your-seat horrors – what you should watch at this year's Brisbane International Film Festival
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Riveting rom-coms and edge-of-your-seat horrors – what you should watch at this year’s Brisbane International Film Festival

Popcorn? Check. Choc-top? Check. A huge roster of homegrown and international films that are set to dazzle cinema-goers? Check, check and check! This year's Brisbane International Film Festival will take movie-lovers back onto sacred ground – aka cinemas around Brisbane – with a program of fantastic flicks screening from October 1–11. From new-release features and documentaries to nostalgic gems (hello, '90s Leo) and more, the 2020 edition of BIFF is bringing theatrical brilliance to the table. Here's our round-up of the festival's must-see movies ... more

Markets
Level up your outfit with gems from Brisbane Fashion Month's West Village Accessory Market
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Level up your outfit with gems from Brisbane Fashion Month’s West Village Accessory Market

When spring rolls around every year, it's only natural to find yourself wanting to give your wardrobe a little bit of a makeover (and hey, we think you deserve it). A dose of retail therapy never hurt nobody, and that's why we can't wait to shop up a storm on Saturday October 17, when Brisbane Fashion Month's West Village Accessory Market kicks off with a bang – and a selection of shopping treasures. more

Music
Watch live shows like never before at The Tivoli's Open Season series of gigs
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Watch live shows like never before at The Tivoli’s Open Season series of gigs

Be prepared for jaw-dropping cabaret, daring circus acts and a whole lot of live-music goodness – The Tivoli is putting on a show (well, actually, quite a lot of them) as part of its brand-new live music and entertainment series Open Season. A curated series of concerts and performances taking over the iconic live-music venue, Open Season is set to reinvigorate Brisbane’s performing arts scene all summer long. From November 2020 to February 2021, eager concert-goers will be able to treat their ears and eyes to shows featuring Custard, Megan Washington, Cub Sport, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Briefs Factory and many more! more

Music
Music legends and major voices – behold the BIGSOUND50 and keynote speaker announcement
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Music legends and major voices – behold the BIGSOUND50 and keynote speaker announcement

It’s safe to say 2020 hasn’t been a typical year, but BIGSOUND isn’t a typical event. The brilliant minds behind one of Australia’s most beloved music conferences weren’t going to let a little thing like a global pandemic get in the way of pulling together yet another groundbreaking line-up of talent – things are just going to be a little bit different (and a lot more online) for BIGSOUND’s 2020 edition. The tastemakers and talent-finders of our country’s music landscape have curated one of the most kick-ass programs ever, creating an entirely digital experience that still packs just as much of a punch as IRL events of yore. A red-hot line-up of incredible musicians, industry boffins and pop-culture icons have combined to create a program that speaks to the spirit of the conference – the ambitious, the undiscovered, the offbeat and the downright legendary. more

Exhibitions
GOMA to showcase contemporary Queensland artist Gordon Bennett's bold works and yet-to-be-seen pieces
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GOMA to showcase contemporary Queensland artist Gordon Bennett’s bold works and yet-to-be-seen pieces

One of our favourite activities in Brisbane is strolling through our riverside cultural precinct and thankfully, for art enthusiasts, this is back on the cards. One exhibition to add to your calendar is Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett, which shines a spotlight on the art and legacy of one of Australia’s most influential contemporary artists, Gordon Bennet. Opening at the Gallery of Modern Art from Saturday November 7 and running until Sunday March 21, 2021, this striking exhibition will showcase the Queensland-based artist’s most popular and playful artworks and many yet-to-be-seen works from his collection. more

Exhibitions
Explore European-inspired art at Museum of Brisbane's new exhibition Bauhaus Now
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Explore European-inspired art at Museum of Brisbane’s new exhibition Bauhaus Now

As many art lovers would know, The Bauhaus is arguably the most influential art and design school in history, later becoming an avant-garde movement that transformed modern art across the world. Through post-war migration in the 1930s, this movement even made its way to our little river city, and significantly influenced everything from modernist art to design and architecture. If you want to find out the secrets behind this story and check out some eye-catching European-inspired artworks while you're at it, make tracks to Museum of Brisbane for the new exhibition Bauhaus Now, open now until April 18, 2021. more

Music
Songs at Sunset to fill West Village with tunes, tapas and tipples
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Songs at Sunset to fill West Village with tunes, tapas and tipples

Concerts have been mostly absent from the calendar this year, but they are making a welcome comeback across our vibrant city – and boy, we have missed them so. If you've been itching to treat your ears to an afternoon of sweet tunes, West End lifestyle and entertainment precinct West Village is hosting Songs at Sunset, two twilight opera performances in the lush surrounds of The Common on Friday October 9 and Saturday October 10. more

Current Events
The border bubble expands to Byron and more – the Queensland coronavirus news you need to know
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The border bubble expands to Byron and more – the Queensland coronavirus news you need to know

With everything that's happening at the moment, our social-media feeds and news websites are becoming inundated with waves of coronavirus-related information – almost too much to keep up with! To help you stay on top of the most-important announcements, we've put together a regularly updated rundown of the day's top stories – some lighthearted, some a bit more serious, but all worthy pieces of information. more