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

Fam, we made it – there are four glorious days of freedom stretched out in front of us! If you’re sticking around Brisbane this Easter long weekend and are scratching your head looking for things to do, don’t sweat it – from stoutrageous drinking events to seafood feasts and off-beat eggs hunts, here are the best things happening in Brisbane on the April 18–22 Easter long weekend. more

Inspiration
Listen to the astonishing tales and uplifting insights of swimming legend-turned-model Casey Legler
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Listen to the astonishing tales and uplifting insights of swimming legend-turned-model Casey Legler

Real talk – who doesn’t love a redemption arc? Hearing the stories of a serious struggle while knowing that the subject came out on top is one of the more uplifting moments in human life – knowing that even against insurmountable odds and a devastating history, we are capable of turning our lives around. Casey Legler is one such person – a former French Olympian and model whose story really has to be heard to be believed. For one night only on Wednesday May 8 at Brisbane Powerhouse, Casey will be baring her soul in an enlightening and uplifting conversation session. more

Exhibitions
Paint the town – Brisbane Street Art Festival returns to reveal the city’s true colours
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Paint the town – Brisbane Street Art Festival returns to reveal the city’s true colours

Ask anyone about the street-art scene in Australia and they will generally be quick to point a finger at Melbourne as our country’s capital of cool – but this is a frightfully incorrect assumption. Brisbane and its creatives have long been toiling away to make a name for our city as a major culture hub, thanks in large part to those who are dedicated to eradicating the stigma behind street art. Returning for its fourth year, Brisbane Street Art Festival is set to (literally) paint the town from May 4–19, bringing together a host of brilliant artists adding colour to the everyday. more

Dance
Flips and fermatas – the Brandenburg and Circa team up for their next thrilling continental collaboration
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Flips and fermatas – the Brandenburg and Circa team up for their next thrilling continental collaboration

When you’re on to a winning combination, it pays to keep the ball rolling – case in point with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Circa. Each of these entities is a leader in their respective scenes, gaining the highest praise across the worlds of music and movement. Following their first Helpmann Award-winning offering and second sold-out creation, the two powerhouses are joining forces once again to bring magic to the stage. For one night only on Tuesday May 21, English Baroque with Circa will set the QPAC Concert Hall alight with an explosion of sound, colour and synergy. more

Community
Brisbane’s change makers converge for The Locals Panel Series
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Brisbane’s change makers converge for The Locals Panel Series

Brisbane is undoubtedly a city on the rise. The river city is blossoming across a plethora of creative and industrial fields, and is rapidly turning into a home for out-of-the-box thinkers, go-getting movers and shakers, and those that simply enjoy living where the action is. In partnership with West Village, The Weekend Edition is helping draw together several notable industry experts for The Locals Panel Series, a series of evenings of insightful conversation and discovery across food, design and fashion. more

Community
The vinyl countdown – rare gems, hot releases and live shows rule 2019 Record Store Day in Brisbane
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The vinyl countdown – rare gems, hot releases and live shows rule 2019 Record Store Day in Brisbane

In a world that is largely concerned with making everything digital, the popularity and love of vinyl cannot be understated. The warmth, nostalgia and physical experience that comes with putting a record on it something that you simply can’t translate to an online experience – so it makes sense that we love to celebrate vinyl (and all the amazing places that source it for us). From rare releases to live bands and even carpark parties, here are the best things happening in Brisbane on Saturday April for 13 for Record Store Day 2019. more

Exhibitions
Being BAD looks so good – the massive art and design festival sweeping the city
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Being BAD looks so good – the massive art and design festival sweeping the city

Anyone with an inkling of just how damn strong the Brisbane creative community is will be able to tell you that this city has fostered some incredible talent over the years. You may not know these artists and designers by name, but they deserve to be recognised – which is where this brand-new festival comes in. BRISBANE ART DESIGN (or BAD if you’re feeling cheeky) will shine a light on incredible creative minds that have come from our city – whether they’re based here, cut their teeth here or are just making a start here. Don’t let the acronym fool you – being BAD has never looked so good. more


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Food
Gift of the GABS – one of the world’s favourite beer festivals makes its Brisbane debut
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Gift of the GABS – one of the world’s favourite beer festivals makes its Brisbane debut

It’s absolutely no secret that Queensland’s craft-beer scene is absolutely killing it. One need only look at the influx of local breweries coupled with events like our beloved Brewsvegas and Beer InCider growing stronger every year – the people of our great state take their brews quite seriously. As a result, Brisbane is finally being graced by the presence of one of the world’s leading beer events – it’s GABS time, baby! The Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular is making its Queensland debut on Saturday April 27 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, bringing all things crazy, sexy and cool in the beer world right into our backyard. more

Exhibitions
Last chance – catch the magnificent APT9 before it leaves QAGOMA
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Last chance – catch the magnificent APT9 before it leaves QAGOMA

Every time QAGOMA opens one of its massive and highly anticipated exhibitions throughout the year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to see what wonders lie within the gallery walls. The last major feat to roll through the doors is the ninth edition of the beloved Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art – or APT9 as you might know it. Though the exhibition has generously been running since November last year, all good things must come to an end – so make sure you catch everything it has to offer before it disappears for good. more

Community
Cheap (and free) boredom-busting fun around Brisbane these school holidays
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Cheap (and free) boredom-busting fun around Brisbane these school holidays

Cast your mind back to being a kid, when the sweet countdown to every glorious stretch of school holidays was usually swiftly overtaken with boredom a couple of days in. Heck, there are only so many hours of Fortnite you can play before you crave a change of pace (and maybe even some sunshine). If you’ve got little ones of your own, have been saddled with babysitting duties or are just looking to score some brownie points with your nieces and nephews, we’ve got just the thing – we’ve teamed up with our pals at Brisbane City Council to round up some rad school holiday activities that are totally wallet friendly. more

Exhibitions
An iconic Australian artist celebrated – QAG debuts the first-ever Dick Roughsey retrospective
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An iconic Australian artist celebrated – QAG debuts the first-ever Dick Roughsey retrospective

For countless Australian children, their first introduction to the rich and vibrant world of Aboriginal storytelling has no doubt been through the tale of The Rainbow Serpent. However, many people wouldn’t be able to tell you off the top of their head who was responsible for the breathtaking illustrations that adorned the 1975 edition of the book that is still so loved – his name is Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey, and his body of work extends far beyond the pages of children’s books. Queensland Art Gallery has assembled a major retrospective of Dick’s incredible art – in a world first, you can witness Stories of this Land as told by one of our country’s finest. more

Community
Eat to the beat – where to find food-truck feasts and free concerts in Brisbane
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Eat to the beat – where to find food-truck feasts and free concerts in Brisbane

When it comes to finding the way to our hearts, food and music are two things that will instantly boost our endorphins. Our city is full of free outdoor fun that combines live tunes and delicious eats – you just need to know where to look. We’ve picked out a few must-do events from Brisbane City Council’s jam-packed LIVE Guide that are coming up soon – so if you like delicious mobile food vendors and amazing live (and free) music, read on. more

Kids
Hoppin’ the suburbs – where to find free treats and giant maze hunts this Easter
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Hoppin’ the suburbs – where to find free treats and giant maze hunts this Easter

As much as we love Easter for the multitude of indulgent food opportunities that it opens up for us (hot cross buns for breakfast, anyone?), one of the best aspects of the holiday is the pure joy that kids get out of it. After all, most of us can cast our minds back to the magical and delicious period of our lives when chocolate eggs and rabbits were a true highlight of the year. Indooroopilly Shopping Centre has decided to harness this sentiment and channel it into a series of fun, free activities for little ones to enjoy over the Easter period. more

Fashion
Ditch your curfew – marie Claire Up Late whips James Street into an after-dark fashion frenzy
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Ditch your curfew – marie Claire Up Late whips James Street into an after-dark fashion frenzy

Folks with a love of fashion and a shopping addiction, your time has come – marie claire Up Late is back at James Street, baby! The annual after-dark extravaganza is set to take over the glitzy fashion mecca on Thursday March 28, offering up amazing deals, goodies galore and a line-up of seriously impressive industry names imparting their sartorial knowledge. Save the date for Brisbane’s premier fashion party, because this one’s going to be a doozy … more

Community
Paint the town green – where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Brisbane
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Paint the town green – where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Brisbane

Let’s be honest – when it comes to parting, the Irish have a reputation for doing it extremely correctly. When St. Patrick’s Day rolls around, it’s a perfect opportunity for everyone to indulge in a particularly Irish brand of fun that includes music, drinks and outrageous dress-ups. What’s not to love? This year the beloved holiday falls on a weekend (Sunday March 17 to be precise), meaning that a whole bunch of events are happening to celebrate. We’ve rounded up the best spots to paint the town green this St. Patrick’s Day in Brisbane. more

Film
Views from the big blue – marvel at the wonders of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour
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Views from the big blue – marvel at the wonders of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour

The ocean is one of those things that has the power to strike fear, wonder and fascination all at once – after all, it’s hard not to be at least a little bit affected by something that makes up so much of our planet. Whether you love it, are kind of terrified of it or just have a healthy respect for it, one thing is for sure – the ocean makes for a pretty striking visual landscape. Set to mesmerise and entertain in equal measure, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is returning to Brisbane Powerhouse from March 28–30 for three days of aquatic-themed on-screen action. more

Theatre
The Book of Mormon is coming … and you could see it for just $20
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The Book of Mormon is coming … and you could see it for just $20

We’re not going to beat around the bush – the hype around The Book of Mormon is very real right now. In case you’ve missed the billboards, bus ads and every second friend of yours who has already snapped up tickets to the mega-popular musical advising you to do the same, it is landing at QPAC from Saturday March 16. If you’ve been waiting for a sign from some higher power that you need to go to the show, here it is – a special preview performance has just been announced for Friday March 15, with tickets going for a mere $20. This is not a drill and that is not a typo. more

Inspiration
Interact with Brisbane like never before – Curiocity invites you to explore, create and play
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Interact with Brisbane like never before – Curiocity invites you to explore, create and play

Curiosity is an underrated quality – those with wandering minds are always open to the endless possibilities in the world around us. Questioning and exploring your environment can often lead to a change in perspective – and where’s the fun in always seeing things the same way? If you’re the sort of person who loves to challenge your mind and explore new outlooks, we have some news that will ignite your interest. Taking over the city from South Bank to New Farm across March 15 to April 9, Curiocity is an all-in sensory experience that will make you see Brisbane in a whole new light. What are you waiting for? Open your mind and dive in … more