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Champagne gardens, bee hives and beauty lounges – all of the must-experience Shop BNE City events
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Champagne gardens, bee hives and beauty lounges – all of the must-experience Shop BNE City events

Attention fashionistas, foodies and beauty aficionados! From September 24–26, you'll have the opportunity to shop more than 70 exclusive offers from The City's most exciting brands during the Shop BNE City weekend! Not just a weekend of sizzling sales, event-goers will also be treated to a ripper selection of activations that will be popping up across the three days – from Chandon gardens and treat-filled hives to beauty lounges filled with free goodie bags. more

Music
Sparkling sips and twilight tunes – Songs at Sunset returns to West Village for an encore evening of opera
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Sparkling sips and twilight tunes – Songs at Sunset returns to West Village for an encore evening of opera

Songs, sips and snacks – there's only one thing missing from this winning combination and that's a sunset. We know one event that has got all of these elements down pat, and then some – Songs at Sunset! The stellar showcase of live opera will once again be taking over West Village when it returns for an encore twilight performance in the lush surrounds of The Common on Friday October 15. more

Exhibitions
QAGOMA debuts an immersive digital experience of Judy Watson's spellbinding tow row sculpture
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QAGOMA debuts an immersive digital experience of Judy Watson’s spellbinding tow row sculpture

Anyone who's a regular visitor of Brisbane's ever-dazzling art and culture hub QAGOMA is well familiar with Australian Waanyi multi-media artist Judy Watson's tow row sculpture, which is found in the GOMA forecourt. Now, QAGOMA is putting a new spin on the eye-catching art piece with an immersive digital experience that animates and illuminates the significance of Judy's memorable work. more

Food
Around the world in 80 mouthfuls – win the ultimate weekend at Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours!
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Around the world in 80 mouthfuls – win the ultimate weekend at Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours!

While the strange times we are living in seemingly continue to get stranger, there is one thing we can count on to unify us – the power of food. Returning in 2021 with a brand-new format, Regional Flavours is a shining example of the joy that comes from celebrating all things edible. The beloved festival has transformed from a single-weekend affair to a series of three epicurean adventures plotted over the course of the year, ensuring that the foodie joy has been spread generously and we can get an even more in-depth taste. more

Exhibitions
Noosa to come alive this spring with culture, colour and art in celebration of ARTober
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Noosa to come alive this spring with culture, colour and art in celebration of ARTober

With the weather warming up and the end of the year fast approaching, our events calendar seems to be filling up quick sticks. If you're eager to have a mid-week or weekend escape before all of your downtime is booked up until Christmas – whilst getting your fill of culture and art while you're at it – then we have found the perfect combination of events for you to make tracks to. Taking over Noosa this October, ARTober encompasses a bunch of vibrant art events taking over the sunny town this spring including boundary-pushing installations, jam-packed art trails and celebrations of contemporary and First Nations artists. Here's all of the colourful goodness that you can add to your itinerary ... more

Brisbane Festival
Secret gardens and funny mummies – all of the must-see Brisbane Festival events at West Village
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Secret gardens and funny mummies – all of the must-see Brisbane Festival events at West Village

If you're wondering why our city looks a bit brighter than usual at the moment, it's all due to a certain city-wide fiesta – Brisbane Festival, of course! The much-anticipated celebration is setting our city alight from September 3–25 with a jam-packed three-week program. Set to host some of the finest festivities of the festival is West Village, which is home to everything from enchanting gardens full of larger-than-life florals to hilarious comedy showcases. Here's a taste of what's on offer ... more


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Food
Pop bottles in the sunshine at the inaugural Will & Flow Longest Lunch hosted by Chandon
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Pop bottles in the sunshine at the inaugural Will & Flow Longest Lunch hosted by Chandon

Hey you! Yes, you. If you're reading this, consider it your permission to daydream for the next few minutes. Imagine that you've miraculously managed to gather your favourite crew to all be available on the same day –you've finally planned that long lunch you've been dreaming of all winter. You take your seat at the alfresco table and the sun kisses your cheek with warmth, yet there is that perfect crisp spring breeze keeping the temperature just right for soaking up some rays. The gentle sound of the river's ebb and flow soothes you as you reach for your glass, pure bliss washes over you as you take that first effervescent sip. Your mouth starts to water as a delectable scent floats from the kitchen and the clink of champagne flutes is music to your ears, signalling that the silly season has truly begun. Okay, time to wake up and mark Saturday October 16 in your diary – you can… more

Fashion
Time for a wardrobe refresh? Shop BNE City is back with some banger shopping bargains
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Time for a wardrobe refresh? Shop BNE City is back with some banger shopping bargains

We hope that you've put aside some time to start clearing out your wardrobe, as all signs are pointing towards a shopping spree – the Shop BNE City weekend is back! Taking place for one weekend only from Friday September 24 until Sunday September 26, this mammoth shopping event is set to take over Queen Street Mall with bargain buys, champagne-infused pop-ups, fashion workshops and beauty masterclasses. Eager for a sneak peek? Here's what's on offer ... more

Witty words – catch beloved author Nick Earls in conversation at Brisbane Powerhouse
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Witty words – catch beloved author Nick Earls in conversation at Brisbane Powerhouse

If you're a regular visitor of book stores, you would have definitely clocked Nick Earls' novels in the fiction section over the years. The Brisbane author is considered a local literary luminary – and for good reason, his books have entertained readers of all generations from adults to teenagers and even young kids. Nick released a new novel this past August called Empires and to celebrate he’s coming to Brisbane Powerhouse for a hearty chat on the written word. more

Exhibitions
Win access to all of the big moments and world-class events at Northshore Brisbane – for an entire year!
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Win access to all of the big moments and world-class events at Northshore Brisbane – for an entire year!

Riverfront Hamilton destination Northshore is fast becoming Brisbane’s new hub for arts, culture and entertainment – and its jam-packed calendar is evidence of just that. Between multi-sensory experiences inspired by master painters, art boats filled with glowing inflatable installations and vibrant performances blending contemporary circus and street dance, it's all happening at Northshore. So that you can experience a taste of all of the top-notch events that are coming to Brisbane, we've teamed up with Northshore to give you the chance to become a Northshore VIP Ambassador. more

Community
Plant markets and jazz concerts – all of the bloomin' great events happening this spring at Roma Street Parkland
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Plant markets and jazz concerts – all of the bloomin’ great events happening this spring at Roma Street Parkland

It's time to wake up and smell the flowers – spring has arrived! With the weather finally starting to warm up and the city coming alive with colour, now is the perfect time to pack your picnic basket and head to Brisbane's lushest spot, Roma Street Parkland. It's here where you will find free live gigs, food trucks, guided tours, plant markets and blooms aplenty. With the park celebrating 20 years of flora-filled history, 'tis the season to revisit the beloved sub-tropical wonderland. more

Markets
Regional makers will congregate at Summer Land Camel Farm for the inaugural Buy From The Bush Festival
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Regional makers will congregate at Summer Land Camel Farm for the inaugural Buy From The Bush Festival

With the cancellation of the Ekka, country businesses, producers and farmers who use the ten-day event to share with us city dwellers all that is great from rural areas have suffered another blow. To help support our regional mates and enjoy all of the homegrown goodness they have to offer, the folks behind Buy From The Bush have organised an inaugural Buy From The Bush Festival. Clear your calendar on Saturday September 18 as that's when you'll be going on a roadtrip to Summer Land Camel Farm. more

Food
It's the most wonderful time of year – especially at this Festive Masquerade Celebration
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It’s the most wonderful time of year – especially at this Festive Masquerade Celebration

Here at The Weekend Edition, we're in a limbo-like state – half shocked that the festive season is so rapidly approaching, but also hanging out for a good old-fashioned Christmas shindig. In the whirlwind of the end-of-year wind down, it's easy to overlook the planning stages of your party planning. Luckily, the festive folk at the spiffy new-look JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa have come through with the ultimate end of year bash – its Festive Masquerade Celebration. more

Exhibitions
Take a peek at the mysterious art pop-up Mon Abri landing on the Gold Coast
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Take a peek at the mysterious art pop-up Mon Abri landing on the Gold Coast

It can be easy to wander through your day-to-day life without needing to think out of the box – just cruising along and passively taking it all in. Well, the Gold Coast is set to gain a brand-new art pop-up that aims to make attendees think differently about the standard ‘art show’. Mon Abri will be turning art on its head next month at special location in Coolangatta. Here's what you can expect if you head south to check it out ... more

Brisbane Festival
Where to eat, drink and get the best view for this year's Riverfire
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Where to eat, drink and get the best view for this year’s Riverfire

With September on the horizon, so too is the arrival of Brisbane Festival. The month will serve up a bevy of theatre, music and art and will cap off with Brisbane’s biggest party. Following a one-year hiatus, Sunsuper Riverfire will light up Brisbane's sky once again on Saturday September 25, and the banks of the Brisbane River will be lined with revellers keen to see the fireworks displays and aerial antics. If you’re searching for the perfect vantage point to take in the display and fill your rumbling belly at the same time, we've rounded up some of our top picks ... more

Brisbane Festival
Pyrotechnics, seesaws and overwater exhibitions – Brisbane Festival itineraries for the wonder seeker in all
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Pyrotechnics, seesaws and overwater exhibitions – Brisbane Festival itineraries for the wonder seeker in all

With the very large-and-in-charge Brisbane Festival coming around the corner like the speed of light (it's all happening from September 3–25, for the forgetful folk), it's safe to say we're spoiled for choice – and choosing can be hard! Don't fret, fellow wonder seeker, as we have your back. We've curated four itineraries to help you tackle all of the festival goodness – whether you're a proud parent, eager bar hopper, art enthusiast or weekend chaser. more

Food
The best seat in town – overwater bar Will & Flow to host a dazzling Riverfire party
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The best seat in town – overwater bar Will & Flow to host a dazzling Riverfire party

Set to light up our city next month, Riverfire is a welcome addition to Brisbane's calendar following a one-year hiatus. If you want to level up your Riverfire experience (‘cause baby, you're a firework) we know just the place to perch – by the water at Will & Flow, of course! Luckily for you, the breezy overwater bar is hosting a Riverfire party full to the brim with tantalising tipples, seafood tapas and arguably the best views of the show in town. more