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Riverside discos, backyard barbecues and brewery tours – where to make the most of your Australia Day long weekend
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Riverside discos, backyard barbecues and brewery tours – where to make the most of your Australia Day long weekend

We’re just going to put it right out there – there are many things we want to celebrate about Australia (especially after such a difficult start to 2020), but January 26 doesn’t represent an inclusive day for everyone. The Weekend Edition team fully supports changing the date of Australia Day to a day that every Australian can enjoy, bringing us together in a celebration of the mateship, unity and multiculturalism that make our country great. We hope that this change will take place in the not too distant future, but until then there are plenty of fun events that you can take advantage of on the Australia Day long weekend to celebrate all of the things that make Australia such a fantastic place to live – from Sunday sessions filled with iconic Australian anthems to Hottest 100 shindigs and sausage sizzles by the riverside. We kindly ask that you remember to take a moment this… more

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Dumplings, dragon dancers and street parades – where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Brisbane
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Dumplings, dragon dancers and street parades – where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Brisbane

A welcome addition to the start-of-year calendar, the annual Chinese New Year festivities celebrate the turn of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar and bring bright lights, delicious cuisine and lion dancing to our great city. This year we welcome the Year of the Rat with plenty of celebrations running from late January all the way through to mid February. If you are keen to check out some action-packed events, we’ve rounded up all the colourful festivities taking place in and around Brisbane. more

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

We'll admit it, there's few things in life that spark pure, unbridled joy more than a three day weekend. That's right folks, there's no need to set an early alarm or meal-prep on Sunday night – we have got a whole extra day for sleeping in, sipping cocktails and enjoying general splendour! To make things easy, we've rounded up the finest events happening across Brisbane from January 24 to 27, from Australiana-themed brunches to Lunar New Year festivities. Cheers to the long weekend! more

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Breakdancing comps, cosplay parties and bustling night markets – BrisAsia Festival is back for another entrancing year
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Breakdancing comps, cosplay parties and bustling night markets – BrisAsia Festival is back for another entrancing year

Pals, it's that time of year again – one of the city's most exciting cultural events, BrisAsia Festival, is back! From February 1 to February 29, our city will come alive with the sights, sounds, tastes and experiences of Asia. From breakdancing competitions to sunset concerts and bustling night markets, Brisbane is about to get a taste of both traditional and contemporary Asian culture. more

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Cultural preservation starts with conversation – BrisAsia Talks dives into our city's cultural identity
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Cultural preservation starts with conversation – BrisAsia Talks dives into our city’s cultural identity

Back for its eighth year from February 1 to 29, BrisAsia Festival showcases the rich culture, traditions and an atmosphere that celebrates Brisbane’s cultural diversity. A massive part of the festival is creating conversation around Brisbane’s current and future culture and creativity. Enter BrisAsia Talks, an afternoon of chatting about everything from cultural preservation to spirituality and gaming culture. more

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Some of Australia's best musical talent team up for From Brissy, With Love – A Fire Relief Benefit
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Some of Australia’s best musical talent team up for From Brissy, With Love – A Fire Relief Benefit

The current Australian bushfire crisis is undoubtedly one of the most catastrophic disasters to strike our country in recent memory. As the fires continue to ravage communities and natural resources, the nation has responded with a heartening outpouring of support, donating generously to organisations combating the fires directly, nurturing our wildlife and lending assistance to those displaced. The Weekend Edition is keen to do its part, so we've teamed up with our friends at The Triffid and a cadre of Australia's best musical acts to host a fundraising event on Sunday January 19, the proceeds of which will be donated in full to fire-relief charities. more

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Karma kegs, rock gigs and decadent dinners – events around Brisbane raising funds for the bushfire relief
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Karma kegs, rock gigs and decadent dinners – events around Brisbane raising funds for the bushfire relief

Australia is currently facing one of the most catastrophic bushfire seasons on record. To date, more than 1700 homes have been lost, 25 lives lost, eight million hectares burnt, and more than 100,000 livestock and millions of native and endangered wildlife have perished.* To support the heroic Rural Fire Service volunteers, as well as the many communities and animals affected, our great city is coming together to host a range of fundraising events. From karma kegs to Valley gigs and long-table dinners, we have put together a list of events that are helping to raise money for bushfire relief. more


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Cirque du Soleil's Big Top returns to Brisbane with KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities
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Cirque du Soleil’s Big Top returns to Brisbane with KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities

Roll up, roll up – it's time to walk the tightrope to Cirque du Soleil's big top at Northshore Hamilton, as the largest contemporary circus producer in the world is back in Brisbane with its newest show-stopping spectacle. Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production since 1984, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities is set to wow audiences with weird and wonderful acrobatics teamed with hilarious carnival comedy from Friday January 10 to Sunday February 23. more

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Missed out on tickets to From Brissy, With Love? You can still join the fun(draising) – and win some incredible prizes!

In case you missed it, last week we announced that we were joining forces with the team behind iconic Newstead live-music institution The Triffid to support From Brissy, With Love – A Fire Relief Benefit. While the concert component of the event sold out in record time, there are plenty of reasons to come along in the early afternoon. There's live music, mouthwatering bites and more, plus we've assembled a collection of seriously phenomenal prizes for the event's charity raffle – we're talking the kind of haul that'll have you digging deep for a good cause. more

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Mark your calendar – five unmissable events for 2020
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Mark your calendar – five unmissable events for 2020

From sun-soaked music festivals to stage shows straight from Broadway, 2019 brought us a unique array of impressive events which dazzled and delighted the senses. As we near closer to the festive extravaganza that is New Year's, we become more and more curious for what the roaring twenties will bring. With a new decade comes a new calendar full of key events, so we've collated five exciting happenings in 2020 that are worthy of a save the date. more

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Noosa Eat & Drink Festival brings beachside brunches, celebrity chefs and foodie fun to the coast
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Noosa Eat & Drink Festival brings beachside brunches, celebrity chefs and foodie fun to the coast

Get excited food-loving folks! Australia’s top-hatted chefs will touch down in the sunny coastal town of Noosa for the annual four-day Noosa Eat & Drink Festival from May 14–17. Whether you are looking for beachfront brunches, celebrity chef live cooking demonstrations, long lunches in the hinterland or boozy boat parties, the 2020 program is packed with things to do. more

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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

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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

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Valley gigs, tantalising burlesque and laugh fests – the best events in Brisbane this February
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Valley gigs, tantalising burlesque and laugh fests – the best events in Brisbane this February

Almost missed with a blink of the eye, January (arguably the most chaotic month of the calendar) has come and gone before we could guzzle the correct amount of cocktails and canapes. Don't fret – February promises to be just as jam-packed with dive bar gigs, local markets, tasty eats and thirst-inducing tipples. From homegrown comedy heroes to culture-combining festivals, here are some unmissable events happening in Brisbane this February. more