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

Friends, the end of the year is fast approaching and it’s becoming harder to find time to get stuff done. However, you should always find time to max out your weekend – which is what this round-up is for. From troppo pool parties to fancy brunch clubs and Bill freakin’ Murray, we’ve found the best things happening in Brisbane on the November 15–18 weekend. 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

Comedy
Wonderland Festival is bringing us into summer with a carnival of circus, sizzle and sex appeal
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Wonderland Festival is bringing us into summer with a carnival of circus, sizzle and sex appeal

Can you feel that, Brisbane? The humidity is rising, we’re dabbing feverishly at our brows and fanning our chests in pure anticipation. No, it’s not a traditional summer heatwave headed our way – the sexy, salacious and unashamedly bold Wonderland Festival is tumbling back into town! Set to unleash on its home of the Brisbane Powerhouse from November 22, the annual cocktail of comedy, cabaret, circus and all things sexy is set to get temperatures soaring. more


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Food
Deck the halls – Treasury goes festive for its final cheese and wine party of the year
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Deck the halls – Treasury goes festive for its final cheese and wine party of the year

The older we get, the more we realise that the festive season isn’t about presents … it’s about all of the amazing food we get to eat! As soon as the calendar flips over to December our minds are filled with visions of tasty treats and fabulous seasonal fare that comes around but once a year. As a special treat, Treasury Brisbane is taking its famous Cheese & Wine series and giving it a distinctly Christmas spin – just in time for the holidays. more

Food
Cheers to ten years – Stone & Wood brings the party to Brisbane with its inaugural Backyard Invitational
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Cheers to ten years – Stone & Wood brings the party to Brisbane with its inaugural Backyard Invitational

Since 2008, the legends from Stone & Wood have been brewing up some of our country’s most beloved frothy beverages. The Northern Rivers indie brewery quickly claimed a spot in the hearts of beer drinkers from far and wide, pumping out tasty concoctions at a rate that it has come to outgrow. You guys flipped out over the news that the gang would be setting up a brand-new brewery on the Brisbane side of the border, but the good news doesn’t stop there – to celebrate, the Stone & Wood gang is throwing a Backyard Invitational at its new Fortitude Valley home. more

We’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever … again!
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We’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever … again!

Ready for a little black magic? We’ve been brewing up something special just for you … think spooktacular treats, ghoulish tricks and a heck of a hunt! We know how much you love it, so we’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever … again! That’s right witches, our annual Trick or Treat scavenger hunt is back, and this year there are some seriously wicked treats to find! more

Dance
Italy's iconic La Scala Ballet makes its Australian debut at these Brisbane-exclusive performances
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Italy’s iconic La Scala Ballet makes its Australian debut at these Brisbane-exclusive performances

When it comes to the ballet, Europe is known for producing some of the most beautiful troupes in the world. One such prestigious company is Italy’s Teatro alla Scala Ballet – or the La Scala Ballet for short. The skill and expertise of these dancers is almost unfathomable, which is why this next piece of news is particularly exciting – La Scala is coming to Australia for the very first time, performing a string of shows at QPAC that are exclusive to Brisbane only. Oh, and the company is bringing its 110-person strong staff with it! Mark November 7–18 in your diary and pick a date, because this is one show you won’t want to miss. more

Community
The morning meal making a difference to Australia’s domestic violence epidemic
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The morning meal making a difference to Australia’s domestic violence epidemic

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that our country has a deeply entrenched problem with domestic violence. From your morning Facebook scroll to the nightly news headlines, it’s a hard truth that is hard to escape – and these are just the incidents that get reported. The White Ribbon Foundation is working tirelessly to raise both awareness and funds to fight this harrowing issue, and one of its standout events is just around the corner. Returning to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday November 20, the Queensland Government’s annual White Ribbon Day Breakfast will educate, inspire and feed both bodies and souls. more

Fashion
A lush studio space is popping up at Gasworks for all of your Insta-worthy snaps
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A lush studio space is popping up at Gasworks for all of your Insta-worthy snaps

Folks, let’s be real – the best Instagram content can sometimes take work. As much as we love a good candid, we’ve all experienced the frustration of doing 43 takes to get the perfect Boomerang or making our mates stand in the middle of a road to capture our best angles with a cool backdrop. If you are the sort of person who is forever scouting for the perfect photo opp, we have some news that is bound to excite you. For one day only, The Pop Up Studios will be taking over the iconic Gasworks Plaza to create a series of bespoke backgrounds and experiences that will have your IG notifications blowing up. more

Exhibitions
Beyond the Dress Code – this exhibition explores the deeper meanings of fashion
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Beyond the Dress Code – this exhibition explores the deeper meanings of fashion

Whether you regularly dress to impress or are a devotee to the same core items of a capsule wardrobe, there is no denying that what you choose to wear has a great impact on how you are perceived. Like it or not, most of us carry biases (unconscious or otherwise) towards all kinds of items – from fur coats to hi-vis vests, clothing has the ability to instantly signify someone’s style, status or intentions. Coming to the Museum of Brisbane from November 3, Dress Code is an exhibition that draws upon the collective talents of five artists to explore the intrinsic links between fashion, identity and culture – and you’d best believe we have a lot to learn. more

Food
Sample your way around our country’s finest culinary creations at the Good Food & Wine Show
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Sample your way around our country’s finest culinary creations at the Good Food & Wine Show

Let’s be honest – tasting something delicious for the first time is up there with one of life’s greatest pleasures. The thrill of finding flavours that really resonate with you is pretty much unparalleled, which is what makes the Good Food & Wine Show the equivalent of Christmas morning for adults. Returning to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from October 26–28, this culinary who’s who brings together a travelling road show of some of the best producers around the country for the pleasure of your tastebuds (and curiosity). more

Theatre
La Boite unleashes old favourites and new classics for its explosive 2019 season
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La Boite unleashes old favourites and new classics for its explosive 2019 season

Let’s be honest – when a company has been a driving force in the arts game for 94 years, there is a high chance that it’s doing something right. In the case of La Boite Theatre, you can’t argue the cultural impact that the Brisbane-based company has had on our whole country. Over its long history of taking risks, fostering emerging talent and keeping things relevant, La Boite has gotten pretty bloody good at finding out what makes people tick. As we approach 2019 at a breakneck pace, it has become clear that the iconic theatre company has once again cooked up a killer season – including a a classic reimagined, a triumphant return performance and a brand-new comedy. more

Fashion
Pack your bags – urban vacation James Street RESORT celebrates the iconic precinct
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Pack your bags – urban vacation James Street RESORT celebrates the iconic precinct

Everyone loves a little holiday, and sometimes the best destinations for an escape are right under our nose. One event that personifies the spirit of vacation is James Street RESORT, the annual two-day soiree that celebrates the best of the beloved precinct whilst also treating Brisbane’s residents to a heady dose of culture. Running from October 11–12, this year’s RESORT is happening in conjunction with the opening of a bona fide holiday destination – the brand-new Calile Hotel. more

Food
Swine, steins and schnitties – where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Brisbane
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Swine, steins and schnitties – where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Brisbane

If you’ve noticed a sudden spike in the amount of people getting around in dirndls and lederhosen, we can assure you it’s not something in the water – it’s Oktoberfest season, baby! Despite the fact that we are nowhere near Germany, us Australians love to get amongst the spirit of the traditional European holiday – hey, if there’s beer, pretzels and schnitzels involved, we’re all in! We’ve scouted around to find the best Oktoberfest celebrations happening in Brisbane this year, so raise your stein and get ready to party. more

Theatre
Travel-tinted musical love story Neon Tiger brings Bangkok to Brisbane
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Travel-tinted musical love story Neon Tiger brings Bangkok to Brisbane

There is something truly intoxicating about being in a city you know nothing about. Once you get past the initial fear of the unknown, you can surrender yourself to anonymity and the lure of brand-new experiences. Kind of sounds like the perfect recipe for finding yourself and falling in love, right? Neon Tiger takes this premise of the gap year you never had, sprinkles it with live tunes and throws in a heady dose of romance. Coming to La Boite Theatre from October 27 to November 17, this stunning production will have you feeling giddy for all of the right reasons. more