Music
Oh, what a night – the Jersey Boys are back in town
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Oh, what a night – the Jersey Boys are back in town

Hot damn, we love a good rags to riches story that also happens to be true – and they don’t come much better than that of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. It’s a classic tale of four blue-collar boys with rough backgrounds that go from zero to hero at a skyrocketing pace. The self-made stars did things their way – they wrote their own songs, created their own sound and changed the face of music as it is today (all before hitting 30 years of age, mind you). Their story has been adapted for the stage with thrilling success – Jersey Boys hits QPAC from January 2, 2019 and you’d better believe it lives up to the hype. more

Markets
Pick up perfect blooms and make your own Christmas centrepiece at this festive pop-up
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Pick up perfect blooms and make your own Christmas centrepiece at this festive pop-up

Let’s be honest – living in hot and sunny Queensland doesn’t exactly fit with a traditional Christmas aesthetic. The store-bought wreaths with plastic holly and fake snow seem like a bit of a cop-out – so why not decorate a little more Australiana this festive season? West Village is holding a bloomin’ great native flower market and workshops, taking over the precinct on Saturday December 22 to make sure you’re all set for when the Man in Red comes down the chimney. more

Community
Time to folk around – the Woodford Folk Festival returns to entertain and inspire
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Time to folk around – the Woodford Folk Festival returns to entertain and inspire

If you haven’t been to the Woodford Folk Festival, it’s almost impossible to describe it to someone else. Every year on the day after Boxing Day, tens of thousands of people flock to the paradise of Woodfordia to indulge in a constant stream of pure magic in the form of music, live art, performances, debates and more, coming together as a mini-community until it all culminates on New Year’s Day. The all-encompassing vibe may sound like a bit of a stretch, but believe us when we say this is one journey you need to take at least once in your life. more

Comedy
Brisbane Comedy Festival celebrates a decade of laughs with its huge 2019 program announcement
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Brisbane Comedy Festival celebrates a decade of laughs with its huge 2019 program announcement

Consistently squeezing a laugh out of someone can be bloody hard work, but the Brisbane Comedy Festival has been managing to keep us on the verge of wetting our pants for ten years now. Time flies when you’re having fun, right? Doling out laughs for a decade is no mean feat, so you’d best believe that the festival is bringing a seriously stacked line-up to celebrate entering double digits. The festival returns to its homes of Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall and SunPAC from February 22 to March 24, 2019. more

Kids
All summer long – the West End hub hooking you up with free school-holiday fun
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All summer long – the West End hub hooking you up with free school-holiday fun

As the school holidays approach at a rapid pace, anyone with little ones to entertain can understand the sheer panic that ensues. If you’re keen to get your kids (or cousins, nieces, nephews and the like) away from the lure of the screen, West Village has curated an absolutely massive roster of cool activities to keep the young’uns busy this summer. From flower crowns to slime making, the Summer of Fun has something for every kind of kid … and it’s all free. more

Food
From rooftop champagne to Tinseltown vibes, this New Year’s Eve soiree is set to shine bright
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From rooftop champagne to Tinseltown vibes, this New Year’s Eve soiree is set to shine bright

When it comes to New Year’s Eve, there are a lot of things to factor in – after all, they say that the way you spend the night sets the tone for the year ahead. If you’re keen to hit the town and party down but cringe at the thought of being crammed in a sweaty club with rowdy teens, we have just the solution. Bringing sophisticated style and serious celebratory vibes together, New Year’s Eve at Treasury Brisbane is set to stun with a host of options to suit every reveller. more

Community
Celebrate West Village’s new sensory garden with free eco-themed workshops
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Celebrate West Village’s new sensory garden with free eco-themed workshops

Considering the state that the planet is in at the moment, teaching the next generation how to be cleaner, greener and more environmentally conscious is a pretty important thing to do. Heck, we can all stand to learn a little more about making our lives more eco-friendly! Lifestyle precinct West Village is doing its bit to make the education process more fun than preachy with the launch of its own dedicated children’s sensory garden. To celebrate the opening of the garden, West Village is hosting some rad free workshops to get locals and visitors alike acquainted with the space – featuring a different activity for every day of the week. more

Film
From mellow dramas to microwave films – APT9 Cinema brings us stories from across the Asia Pacific
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From mellow dramas to microwave films – APT9 Cinema brings us stories from across the Asia Pacific

In case you’ve been living under a rock (how’s the weather under there?), you may have noticed that the hotly anticipated 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art has finally opened at QAGOMA for all to enjoy. As with all of the gallery’s major exhibitions, the awe doesn’t stop with what we see on the walls – patrons are also treated to a rich and vibrant cinema program to accompany. The APT9 Cinema program has arrived at the GOMA Cinémathèque to give us a taste of the Asia Pacific through the magic of film. more


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Theatre
shake & stir theatre co. gives this Christmas classic a surprising new life
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shake & stir theatre co. gives this Christmas classic a surprising new life

Through its various adaptations, most of us are at least vaguely familiar with the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. The age-old story of compassion, forgiveness and redemption has been given countless reboots since it first arrived on the scene back in 1843, so you might think that an original take at this point would be impossible. Remarkably, this is not the case – the maverick renegades at shake & stir theatre co. have given the tale their distinctive touch to create a new classic. more

Community
Christmas in Brisbane brings magic, wonder and free fun this festive season
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Christmas in Brisbane brings magic, wonder and free fun this festive season

The tinsel is out of storage, the ornaments are polished and the oven is prepped at a perfect pavlova-cooking temperature – we think it’s safe to say that the festive season has well and truly arrived! Christmas in Brisbane is truly a magical time where the River City comes alive to celebrate in a uniquely Australian way. From enchanted gardens to pop-up riverfront cinemas, we’ve found the best things happening during Christmas in Brisbane across The City, South Bank and Roma Street Parkland. more

Fashion
Christmas has come early – nab some serious savings at The Myer Centre Brisbane's Black Friday Sale
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Christmas has come early – nab some serious savings at The Myer Centre Brisbane’s Black Friday Sale

While it may seem like more of an American thing, we can assure you that the Black Friday sale phenomenon is very much alive here on our shores. What originally started as a post-Thanksgiving tradition to mark the beginning of the Christmas shopping season has actually spread to our retail landscape, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to embrace it. If you can’t resist a bargain, listen up – The Myer Centre Brisbane is about to hold its famous Black Friday Sale this Friday November 23 and you'd better believe there are some deals that will make your jaw drop. more

Exhibitions
QAGOMA is throwing a huge APT9 Opening Night Party – and you're invited!
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QAGOMA is throwing a huge APT9 Opening Night Party – and you’re invited!

We're going to just go right out there and admit it – we look forward to every third summer in Brisbane more than any other. Why? Because that's when QAGOMA's Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art is in town! Seeing as this explosion of life and colour only happens every three years, its opening night is definitely cause for the entire city to celebrate. From 7:30 pm this Friday November 23, both QAG and GOMA are opening up their doors to the public for one heck of a party, filled with DJs, performances, food, drink and of course some awe-inspiring art. more

Markets
Spread the local love and hit up Brisbane’s best Christmas markets
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Spread the local love and hit up Brisbane’s best Christmas markets

As much as getting presents is a total treat, the real joy of Christmas is the giving part. However, the giving part can get tricky when you don’t know where to start. Allow us to give you a tip – shop local and handmade! Buying from Christmas markets pretty much generates nothing but positives – you get to pick up unique things that your friends and fam will love, as well as supporting local creatives with your patronage. If you’re searching for presents with a little more heart this year, save this round-up of Brisbane’s best Christmas markets and cross some names off your nice list. more

Theatre
Have your mind melted with magic performed by The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway
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Have your mind melted with magic performed by The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway

When it’s done well, magic has the uncanny ability to turn even the most practical and sensible adults in the room into wide-eyed kids again. The older we get, truly eye-popping moments that make us think, “How the heck did they manage to do that?” are hard to come by – but The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway delivers these shockwaves in spades. Returning to QPAC for a strictly limited season from January 9, this band of world-class magicians will leave you with your jaw on the floor. more

Exhibitions
Beyond the wardrobe walls – the Easton Pearson Archive unlocks a history of fashion
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Beyond the wardrobe walls – the Easton Pearson Archive unlocks a history of fashion

When it comes to dynamic duos, they don’t come much better than Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson. Over the course of 27 years, these two fabulous women changed the face of Australian fashion with their eponymous label Easton Pearson. Their truly visionary designs and unique approach has left a seriously impressive legacy – and an even more breathtaking archive of pieces to pore over. The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive is arriving at the Museum of Brisbane from Friday November 23 to provide a glimpse inside a brand that has captivated our country for almost three decades – and whose influence is still felt today. more

Sport
Hot to trot – Land Rover Polo in the City brings us action, glamour and fabulous fun
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Hot to trot – Land Rover Polo in the City brings us action, glamour and fabulous fun

Real talk – even if you’re not a sports fan, polo is the sort of thing almost anyone can get behind. It’s exciting to watch, you get to dress up nice and fancy, and the atmosphere surrounding the actual event is totally electric. If you’ve never witnessed the spectacle of this sport played live, Land Rover Polo in the City is the place to do it – returning to Dorrington Park on Saturday November 24, this high-class affair is the perfect cocktail of action, sophistication and good old-fashioned fun. more

Community
Free festive fun – SunPAC Summerfest celebrates the silly season in multicultural style
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Free festive fun – SunPAC Summerfest celebrates the silly season in multicultural style

One of the best things about Christmas in Australia is that our cultural diversity means we really don’t have any rules. All families celebrate in their own different way – whether it’s with oodles of seafood, a hit of beach cricket or just keeping things low-key. The common theme at play is that we love to come together and celebrate, solidifying a community spirit that makes our lifestyle so great. The SunPAC Summerfest is a perfect combination of festive family-friendly fun, bringing together a multicultural program of performances, food and entertainment on Saturday December 1. more

Exhibitions
APT9 brings a wave of groundbreaking art across all realms to QAGOMA
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APT9 brings a wave of groundbreaking art across all realms to QAGOMA

Every three years, QAGOMA plays host to one of the world’s most important and enlightening exhibitions. While all of the art that passes through the galleries continues to keep us stimulated (and delighted), the Asia Pacific Triennial series holds a special place in the hearts of Brisbane locals. The date has rolled around again and we couldn’t be more thrilled to explore the goodness that APT9 has in store. more

Fashion
Recreate puts a highly sustainable spin on couture fashion
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Recreate puts a highly sustainable spin on couture fashion

The sustainable fashion trend is in full swing and we couldn’t be more thrilled – after all, what’s not to love about a garment that has been lovingly designed to minimise its impact on the environment? Taking this notion even further is the annual Recreate Fashion Show and Twilight Market, a sparkling showcase of high fashion made entirely from second-hand materials. This is up-cycling taken to a whole new level, folks. more

Food
Ring in the silly season with trackside action and free family-friendly fun at this festive race day
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Ring in the silly season with trackside action and free family-friendly fun at this festive race day

Once the calendar flips over to November, it seems like the remainder of the year fills up at a seriously swift pace. Between Christmas parties, office break-up get-togethers and general end-of-year madness, it can seem like an impossible task trying to find time to catch up with everyone on your nice list. The solution? Pick an event with something to keep the whole gang satisfied. The Tattersall's Celebration Season Race Day is taking over Doomben Racecourse on Saturday November 24 and will have something to suit every festive season reveller. more