Girl and Guitar unites local queens of the six string in a homage to iconic female musos
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Girl and Guitar unites local queens of the six string in a homage to iconic female musos

A new year brings a new roster of events, and Brisbane is set to come alive with song and dance in 2022. If you're up for a bit of melody-laced fun, gather up your gig-loving mates and head to Brisbane Powerhouse on Thursday March 24, as that's when sizzling music showcase Girl and Guitar will hit the stage. Revellers can expect an entrancing evening led by a group of guitar-playing gals paying tribute to legendary female musicians. more

Community
Laneway tea festivals, summer parties and car meets – BrisAsia Festival returns with a hearty dose of culture and fun
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Laneway tea festivals, summer parties and car meets – BrisAsia Festival returns with a hearty dose of culture and fun

Get excited, folks – one of the city's most exciting cultural events, BrisAsia Festival, is back. From February 1–20, our city will come alive with the sights, sounds, tastes and experiences of Asia – no passport needed! From street-wide tea festivals full of boba to romantic gigs in gardens, here are some of the most exciting BrisAsia events popping up in Brisbane ... more

Food
Indulge in crackin' crustacean delights at this luxe lobster-roll pop-up coming to Kingscliff
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Indulge in crackin’ crustacean delights at this luxe lobster-roll pop-up coming to Kingscliff

Haven't got plans for the upcoming January 26 public holiday? Well, consider this next piece of news as a sign to pack up the car and head south – to Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club, to be exact. It's here where you'll discover a lunch experience so mouth-watering, so indulgent and so sumptuous that you'll be going back for seconds – Lobster & Co.’s famous lobster rolls! Read on for all of the decadent details on arguably the most lavish pop-up dining experience of the summer ... more

Music
Ten reasons you need to experience Opera Queensland's dazzling 2022 season
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Ten reasons you need to experience Opera Queensland’s dazzling 2022 season

With a mission to bring opera to all Queenslanders, regardless of where you live, and a true passion for the art form, Opera Queensland is set to deliver another dynamite season this year. From once-in-a-lifetime outback concerts under the night sky to brand-new productions made in collaboration with some of Queensland's brightest stars, there are many reasons to dip your toes into this year's program. In fact, we'll give you ten reasons right now ... more

Theatre
Must-see play Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner explores racism and the dangers of social media
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Must-see play Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner explores racism and the dangers of social media

It's the new year, theatre-loving readers, and we're more than just a little excited to start packing our calendar with thrilling stage shows. One such tantalising theatre experience is La Boite Theatre's newest production, Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner. This killer comedy is well worth a spot on your 2022 must-see list, so keep a space in your diary free from February 24 to March 12. more

Exhibitions
Say hello to APT10 Kids, the tot-friendly art haven where little ones can craft to their heart’s content
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Say hello to APT10 Kids, the tot-friendly art haven where little ones can craft to their heart’s content

With school holidays extended, filling the days with fun activities that keep the little ones occupied can be a difficult task, to say the least. A summer-holiday savour has arrived in the form of APT10 Kids, QAGOMA’s newest colourful, art-filled playground. Sticking around until April 25, this awe-inspiring wonderland is filled with crackin' crafts, disco balls and unlimited entertainment. more

Community
Save the date – Kalbar Sunflower Festival is returning with blooms, bites and artistic delights
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Save the date – Kalbar Sunflower Festival is returning with blooms, bites and artistic delights

When life deals you a drought, grow sunflowers and they will come. This is what a farming family in Kalbar did in 2021, and the result was a one-day celebration of flowers and family-friendly fun. Now, the annual Kalbar Sunflower Festival is back for another year so gather your gang and get ready to go road-tripping from March 25–27, and make sure to stop and smell the, uh, sunflowers. more


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Dancing, drinks and delicious eats – we've planned the ultimate night out at the Ballet International Gala
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Dancing, drinks and delicious eats – we’ve planned the ultimate night out at the Ballet International Gala

In case you missed it, the Ballet International Gala is pirouetting into town from January 26–30. Event-goers will be treated to a sizzling ballet showcase starring principal dancers from iconic institutions like The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Astana Opera and even our own Queensland Ballet. So you can have the ultimate night out at the theatre, we have pulled together a top-tier itinerary that will have you grabbing your tutu and tip-toeing around some delicious pit stops surrounding QPAC. more

Music
Reimagined tragedies and contemporary tales – Opera Queensland raises the curtain on its inspiring 2022 program
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Reimagined tragedies and contemporary tales – Opera Queensland raises the curtain on its inspiring 2022 program

Opera, considered by many to be the greatest art form of them all, renowned for its grand sets, glamorous costumes and foyers filled with the rich and powerful, has been placed by many in their personal ‘not for me’ basket. Friends, we’re here to tell you that’s simply not the case. For too long Opera has been stereotyped as a cultural activity reserved for fuddy conservative types. A night at the opera is filled with intensity and emotion, with inspiring, romantic and often tragic tales told by singers who train like elite athletes to project their voices over the majestic sounds of a full orchestra. A night at the opera is an occasion like no other – enjoyed by traditional and modern audiences alike. This is particularly the case with Opera Queensland's 2022 season, which presents three inspiring main stage productions at QPAC, a variety of intimate recitals for its Studio… more

Food
Rooftop soirees and culinary trips to Tokyo – countdown to midnight at Brisbane Quarter
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Rooftop soirees and culinary trips to Tokyo – countdown to midnight at Brisbane Quarter

With 2022 imminent, it's time to lock in your New Year's Eve plans. If you're seeking a flavoursome feast to fill your belly, free-flowing champagne to wet your whistle with and live entertainment, we know just the place to perch this December 31 – Brisbane Quarter! So gather your mates and prepare for an evening filled with delicious food, great vibes and incomparable views of the fireworks. Oh, but first, read on to choose your New Year's adventure ... more

Music
The Grigoryan Brothers are reflecting on what it means to be Australian in an intimate concert at Brisbane Powerhouse
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The Grigoryan Brothers are reflecting on what it means to be Australian in an intimate concert at Brisbane Powerhouse

For the not-so-in-the-know, The Grigoryan Brothers are considered Australia's finest classical guitar duo – the pair have dazzled on stages in not only our Great Southern Land but across the world with their musical expertise. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Museum of Australia, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan have been inspired by a collection of iconic Australian artefacts to create a program of original works. Now, the brothers are hitting the road and making a pit stop at Brisbane Powerhouse on Friday February 4 to perform This Is Us: A Musical Reflection of Australia. more

Kids
Snaps with Santa and old-school variety shows – Christmas activities to take the kids to this festive season
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Snaps with Santa and old-school variety shows – Christmas activities to take the kids to this festive season

School's (basically) out for summer! This means you probably need some ideas on how to entertain the kids and, because we're in the giving spirit, we're here to serve up some fun-filled Christmas events on a platter. From festive flicks to spectacular light shows and a bit of song and dance, here are some of the best kid-friendly Christmas events happening in Brisbane ... more

Theatre
Get your stocking stuffed at sizzling comedy show A Very Naughty Christmas
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Get your stocking stuffed at sizzling comedy show A Very Naughty Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and we can hear your collective sigh of relief from here. We're ready to clock off for a couple of weeks, chuck on the ultimate festive flick (it's Die Hard, don't even try to argue it) and settle in with some hot cocoa (aka a hot Milo with a dash of Baileys). If you're keen to add a dash(er) of raunchy entertainment to your Christmas shenanigans then we suggest you dance(r) and prance(r) over to Brisbane Powerhouse to catch everyone’s favourite adults-only yuletide production, A Very Naughty Christmas. This holiday-themed comedy concert is back to tickle your tinsel for its fifth year from December 9–19 – and its cast is definitely on Santa's naughty list. more

Music
New year, new events – our pick of unmissable happenings for 2022
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New year, new events – our pick of unmissable happenings for 2022

We're going to wipe the slate clean and start anew in 2022 – and there's no better way to do this than with tickets to some top-notch gigs! A whole bunch of exciting events are on the cards for the new year including the return of international acts, our favourite music festivals and some song-and-dance-filled stage shows to boot. Here's our round-up of the most anticipated events set to hit our shores in 2022 ... more

Dance
Some of the best dancers from across the globe are pirouetting into Brisbane for the Ballet International Gala
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Some of the best dancers from across the globe are pirouetting into Brisbane for the Ballet International Gala

We've been starved of international ballets in the past couple of years but, in a win for lovers of killer choreography, next year will be much different thanks to the exciting arrival of Ballet International Gala. The first major ballet production to be headlined by international artists in Australia since 2019, this bewitching world premiere is coming to QPAC from January 26–30 and is a must-see for balletomanes and dance devotees. more

Food
Bid adieu to 2021 at Will & Flow's Saint-Tropez New Year’s Eve soiree
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Bid adieu to 2021 at Will & Flow’s Saint-Tropez New Year’s Eve soiree

We're nearly there, friends – the final month of 2021 is upon us and we're ready to dive head-first into all of the festive end-of-year celebrations that await us. One such soiree is Will & Flow's Saint-Tropez-themed New Year’s Eve party, which will see revellers say au revoir to the year that was with sparkling sips, savoury delights and French Riviera vibes. more

Food
Live tunes and flavoursome fare – celebrate New Year's Eve in style at Portside Wharf
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Live tunes and flavoursome fare – celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at Portside Wharf

As the humid weather and constant soundtrack of carols signifies, Christmas is creeping closer. When Santa has been and gone, it's time to pop some bottles, put on your boogie shoes and celebrate New Year's Eve. So you can salute the new year with top-tier eats, sparkling sips and some stellar live entertainment, Portside Wharf has got a solid line-up of events happening around the riverside precinct. Think world-class Italian feasts, cocktail-filled soirees and live singers under the stars ... more

Music
Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator to headline Splendour in the Grass 2022
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Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator to headline Splendour in the Grass 2022

After two quiet Splendour-less years, we're more than just a little bit excited to say that one of our favourite musical festivals is back with a vengeance – and a killer line-up, to boot! Splendour in the Grass has just announced a ripper roster of international and Aussie artists that will be headlining the country’s biggest celebration of music at North Byron Parklands from Friday July 22 to Sunday July 24, 2022. more