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The round-up: Brisbane's best trivia nights
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best trivia nights

If you’ve ever found yourself sitting on the couch watching The Chase and thought the questions weren’t that hard, you might want to consider joining a trivia team. The high-stakes world of pub trivia is one of the most entertaining ways to spend a weeknight, with just about every night of the week boasting a trivia night somewhere. Not only is trivia sociable, entertaining and good for the brain it is also a relatively inexpensive way to spend an evening. Simply pick a spot from our comprehensive list and then all you'll need to do is come up with a cool team name! Might we suggest Quizteama Aguilera, Risky Quizness or Trivia Newton John? more

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

With the recent heatwave that has been plaguing us poor Queenslanders, you would be forgiven for thinking that we are all currently walkin' on the sun. The weather might suck a bunch, but that’s no excuse to become a recluse – there’s so much fun to be had! From pure gin-sanity to Valley music crawls and urban wine adventures, we’ve sussed the best things happening in Brisbane on the February 15–18 weekend. more

Music
Wish granted – Disney’s Aladdin: the Musical is finally here!
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Wish granted – Disney’s Aladdin: the Musical is finally here!

Real talk – regardless of your Disney fanatic status, if you haven’t seen the 1992 animated classic Aladdin you simply have not lived. It’s your classic feel-good formula of good guys and bad guys, moral conflict, dazzling romance and a hefty dose of comedy. Honestly, what’s not to love? Good news, folks – this legendary tale has been transformed for the stage and its flying on a magic carpet straight to Brisbane! From February 20, QPAC will turn into a cave of wonders for Disney’s Aladdin: The Musical – and it’s everything we could have wished for. more

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Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Brisbane
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Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Brisbane

One of the best parts of living in Australia is the huge mix of cultures that we have going on here. Many other countries have brought their customs and celebrations to our shores, giving us even more reasons to learn about and appreciate our global community. One of the most significant events on the world calendar is Lunar New Year, a time when people from Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese backgrounds celebrate the lunar calendar ticking over into a new year. Come Friday February 16, we will officially welcome the Year of the Dog – here are the best places around Brisbane to celebrate! more

Inspiration
From pig guts to mutant lizards – weird and wonderful facts about the science of self-renewal
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From pig guts to mutant lizards – weird and wonderful facts about the science of self-renewal

Did you know that a pig’s bladder can help humans grow muscles from scratch? How about the fact that axolotls are able regenerate parts of their own brains if damaged? The science of self-renewal is as weird as it is fascinating, and we are already living in a world where we are reaping the benefits. The field of regenerative medicine has seen some seriously exciting advancements are already changing the way we live – right now, scientists are completing the first lung stem cell transplant trial and creating brand-new skin for burns victims. To take a peek into the world of bespoke bodies, check out some of the mind-bending stuff that’s happening as we speak. more

Food
Starlit sips and brilliant bites abound at this pop-up long table feast
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Starlit sips and brilliant bites abound at this pop-up long table feast

When it comes to a spot of alfresco dining, Brisbane was pretty much custom made for the job – our killer climate and lush scenery are a match made in outdoor dining heaven. After all, doesn’t the prospect of a star-lit feast with delicious food, flowing drinks and a balmy breeze sound positively dreamy? This fantasy situation is coming to life – Brisbane’s inaugural Longest Dinner Under the Stars is setting up at Eagle Farm Racecourse for one night only, so mark Saturday March 10 in your diary and prepare to be enchanted. more

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The Weekend Edition is hosting its first Pop-Up Picnic at King Street … and you're invited!
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The Weekend Edition is hosting its first Pop-Up Picnic at King Street … and you’re invited!

What happens when The Weekend Edition gets handed the keys to King Street? An exclusive evening of fun, feasting, flowing wine and frivolity, that's what! For the very first time The Weekend Edition is hosting a dreamy Pop-Up Picnic, and with the help of our friends at King Street and The Pine Kitchen, we're putting on an intimate evening of escapism that you're not going to want to miss. more

Comedy
Gender bending, total taboos and boozy cougars – our top five picks from Brisbane Comedy Festival
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Gender bending, total taboos and boozy cougars – our top five picks from Brisbane Comedy Festival

Brisbane, we hope your pelvic floor muscles are ready for a workout – that’s right, from Friday February 24 the Brisbane Comedy Festival is back! Bringing together a host of professionally funny folk filling up venues like Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall and SunPAC, the festival brings three jam-packed weeks of entertainment across a huge range of genres and formats. We’ve picked our top five shows from the festival that you shouldn’t miss – from heartfelt wit to straight-up weirdos, there’s something for every taste. more


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Explore dumpling days, powder parties and cosplay culture during BrisAsia Festival
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Explore dumpling days, powder parties and cosplay culture during BrisAsia Festival

When it comes to cultural melting pots, they don’t get much bigger than Asia. This massive continent is home to some of the world’s most ancient civilisations, not to mention a large chunk of the population, so it makes sense that there are boundless cultural influences. From the climate to the cuisine, there are huge variations across the many countries that call Asia home – and that’s what makes it so exciting to explore. From February 10 to March 4, our city will come alive with the sights, sounds, tastes and experiences of Asia for the BrisAsia Festival. From cosplay to dumpling days and even live comedy, Brisbane is about to get a true taste of both traditional and contemporary Asian culture. more

Exhibitions
Introducing HOTA – the Gold Coast's new Home of the Arts
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Introducing HOTA – the Gold Coast’s new Home of the Arts

Brisbane, we'd like you to meet HOTA (Home of the Arts). It's possible you've actually met before – HOTA was formerly known as The Arts Centre Gold Coast and as of today (Tuesday February 6) will be officially named Home of the Arts. This is way more than just a shiny new name – the announcement also marks the unveiling of the cultural precinct's $37.5-million outdoor theatre, which is underscored by a spectacular program of events that will take the city's arts and culture scene to dizzying new heights. If it's been a while in between trips, it's high time you ventured down to check it out. more

Theatre
Let's talk about sex (and love, and suicide, and guinea pigs) with Fleabag
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Let’s talk about sex (and love, and suicide, and guinea pigs) with Fleabag

Any woman who has consumed any form of visual media in their life (so basically all of us living here in the first world) would be able to tell you that popular representations of females are far from realistic. Since the dawn of time we’ve had it drilled in to us that we have to look, act and live a certain way – and the pressure is bloody exhausting. Going through life without seeing other women doing the natural things we do – farting, watching porn, having periods, sleeping with strangers and the like – can lead us to believe that we are freaks of nature. If you’ve ever felt like you weren’t living up to society’s towering expectations, it’s time you got acquainted with Fleabag. Coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse from February 8–10, she’s the anti-heroine we need and the one we deserve. more

Theatre
The Dead Devils of Cockle Creek balances true grit and jet-black comedy
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The Dead Devils of Cockle Creek balances true grit and jet-black comedy

When it comes to climate change, we’re living in a particularly interesting (and increasingly worrying) time in history. Between armchair experts starting heated debates on Facebook to a leader of the free world who literally doesn’t believe that the earth’s climate is in trouble, more of us are actually being inspired to stand up and take action. Time is running out, after all. So what would you do if your beliefs were called into question and you were forced to act accordingly? If push came to shove, would you stand up and fight? The Dead Devils of Cockle Creek poses this very question, making its bold and bloody debut at La Boite Theatre from February 10 to March 3. more

Inspiration
Who run the world? Startup Weekend Brisbane Women brings females to the forefront of innovation
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Who run the world? Startup Weekend Brisbane Women brings females to the forefront of innovation

Women kick ass and that’s a stone-cold fact, son. History may favour dudes, but fearless females have been dominating all over the world since the dawn of time. Thankfully times are changing and ladies finally getting a chance to be heard, particularly in fields that are traditionally male-dominated. The world of tech and start-ups is often viewed as something of a boy’s club, making it both difficult and intimidating for ladies to step in and step up – but Startup Weekend Brisbane Women is here to help. Coming to River City Labs from February 9–11, the landmark event will bring together some of Brisbane’s brightest minds to innovate, activate and collaborate. more

Theatre
The new classics – our top picks from La Boite’s spectacular 2018 season
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The new classics – our top picks from La Boite’s spectacular 2018 season

When it comes to the theatre, classics certainly have their place – these are the stories that audiences have come to know and love, and thus they deserve their place in our cultural sphere as significant to the arts. However, there is a lot to be said for stepping outside of the box and taking a risk. It is in these fresh, important and exciting stories that we find a renewed sense of purpose and a different perspective, something that is to be celebrated. La Boite Theatre’s 2018 season is rooted in the company’s core values of representation, diversity and respect – which make for some pretty bloody amazing productions that have never been seen before. We’ve picked five must-see works from the theatre’s stunning offering this year – say hello to the new classics. more

Food
Ruggers, pluggers and snags – the best Australia Day parties around Brisbane
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Ruggers, pluggers and snags – the best Australia Day parties around Brisbane

We’re just going to put it right out there to diffuse the tension – whilst Australia has a lot of rad qualities, it still has a heck of a long way to go when it comes to respecting the traditional owners of the land. Here at The Weekend Edition we are firmly for changing the date of Australia Day to something that every Australian can enjoy (May 8, anyone?), bringing us together in a celebration of the mateship, unity and multiculturalism that make our country great. It’s great to see these conversations in place and hopefully in the not too distant future these changes will occur, but until then there are plenty of cool events that you can take advantage of on Friday January 26 to celebrate all of the things that make Australia such a fantastic place to live – just remember to take a moment to reflect on the significance of this date for Aboriginal Australians. more

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Count me (g)in – sip on summer botanicals at Covent Garden’s spirit-soaked soiree
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Count me (g)in – sip on summer botanicals at Covent Garden’s spirit-soaked soiree

When it comes to cooling down and chilling out in Brisbane’s scorching summer heat, few things hit the spot quite like a damn fine gin. Whether you like it with tonic and lime or fancied up in a cocktail, this versatile spirit is really having a moment as of late – and we’re definitely not complaining. If you have a soft spot for this delicious staple, we have an event that’s sure to make your mouth water – Ginuary is hitting Covent Garden on Thursday January 25 to bring a stellar selection of sips and bites dedicated to everyone’s favourite botanical beverage. more

Music
Bands, bites, brews and block parties – St Jerome’s Laneway Festival goes back to its roots
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Bands, bites, brews and block parties – St Jerome’s Laneway Festival goes back to its roots

When it comes to Australian festivals, it takes a certain special recipe to thrive. We’ve seen many come and go over the years, falling victim to poor management, overproduction, price hikes and plain old dud line-ups, but one name has remained true and dear to our hearts since its inception back in 2005 – we’re talking St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, baby! Returning to the Brisbane Showgrounds on Saturday February 10, the festival favourite is bringing its signature blend of cutting-edge artists, indie ethos and block-party vibes. more

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Laid back local vibes abound for Australia Day at South Bank
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Laid back local vibes abound for Australia Day at South Bank

Let’s get right to the point – Australia is a really awesome place to live. We have an amazing climate (heatwaves notwithstanding), some of the most stunning scenery in the world, and a unique cultural tapestry that draws upon both our history and diversity. All of these elements combine to make our home something to be truly proud of – so why not take a day off to celebrate? On Friday January 26, South Bank’s Australia Day festivities will be in full swing with the fun and good vibes flowing in abundance. more

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Believe it – Cher to headline the 40th anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party
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Believe it – Cher to headline the 40th anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party

If we could turn back time, we would have loved to be present for the very first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 1978. In its 40-year history the rainbow celebration of all things LBGTQI has hosted an array of incredible acts and activists, including George Michael, Village People, Cyndi Lauper and Kylie Minogue, so it makes sense that it's 40th anniversary party be headlined by a true gay icon. Are you strong enough to handle this? You better believe it, the rumours are true – performing this year's Mardi Gras Party is the mononymous queen herself, Cher. more