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

We don’t mean to alarm you, but it happens to be Splendour weekend. For those of you who didn’t manage to snag tickets (soz), there is still plenty happening right here in Brisbane to keep you distracted from the fact that you won’t be seeing King Kenny in person (soz again, we know it stings). From dimmy and dumplings to local flavours and even a spot of wrestling, we’ve scouted the best things to do in Brisbane on the July 19–22 weekend. more

Food
The state on a plate – five interesting things to try at Regional Flavours this weekend
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The state on a plate – five interesting things to try at Regional Flavours this weekend

Folks, that magical time of the year is upon us again – hordes of foodies will be flocking to South Bank for Regional Flavours, eager to sample the best of our state’s fine fresh produce. We’re all over the fact that Queensland is home to some of the country’s greatest natural fare, but there are actually a whole heap of exciting products popping up that you might not have even heard of before. We’ve done some digging to find five must-try items from Regional Flavours that are a little outside the box – go on, we double-dare you. more

Literature
Ditch the fake news – discover the minds behind our country's most important yarns at Storyology
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Ditch the fake news – discover the minds behind our country’s most important yarns at Storyology

Folks, we are living in a time when often the truth seems stranger than fiction. With the rise of social media, information gets bounced around faster than you can say, “Fact check, please!”. A whole storm of factors means that it is getting increasingly difficult to know what’s real, what’s been twisted for clicks and what is an outright lie – but all hope is not lost. There are still a whole heap of legends out there dedicated to delivering the truth in its most raw and engaging forms, and you can catch them at this year’s Storyology when it hits the Palace Barracks Cinemas from July 27–28. more

Theatre
Crime, comedy and coming of age combine when Jasper Jones hits the stage
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Crime, comedy and coming of age combine when Jasper Jones hits the stage

Cast your mind back to your early high-school years and the glorious stretch of summer holidays, before the internet was around to keep you occupied. Most of us had to rely on our imagination and the other kids in the neighbourhood to make our own fun – but oftentimes we would crave a bigger adventure. What do you think you would have done if your town’s resident bad boy came tapping at your window one night asking for your help when they were placed at the scene of a grisly crime? Coming to QPAC from July 28 to August 18, the beloved Australian novel Jasper Jones is getting the stage treatment and is here to answer some questions about morality, guilt, race and growing up – all with impeccable flare. more

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Live tunes, on-track action and air-guitar competitions combine for this rockin’ race day
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Live tunes, on-track action and air-guitar competitions combine for this rockin’ race day

Certain pairings are just meant to be – peas and carrots, Ben and Jerry, horse racing and … rock’n’roll? Hear us out here – while it may not seem like the most orthodox combination, the union of Tattersall’s Racing Club and Triple M has come about to treat us punters to a race day that is set to shake things up. Taking over Doomben Racecourse on Saturday July 21, the Triple M Rocks Tattersall’s Race Day comes with all of the ingredients of a rad race day event combined with some seriously rockin’ additions. more

Music
David Wenham joins the Brandenburg for a sonic journey of the Silk Road
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David Wenham joins the Brandenburg for a sonic journey of the Silk Road

He may not be a household name, but William of Rubruck sure did leave something beautiful behind. During his life, he embarked on an epic quest to convert the Great Khan to Christianity in the Mongol capital of Karakorum. During this time he kept a thrilling manuscript and itinerarium detailing his adventures, which have been given a special new life thanks to the Brandenburg Choir and La Camera delle Lacrime. Coming to QPAC’s Concert Hall for one night only on Tueday August 7, Karakorum: A Medieval Musical Journey is a truly stunning sonic ride that will make you feel like you’re trekking the Silk Road circa the 13th century … with David Wenham as your personal tour guide. more

Theatre
Lysa and the Freeborn Dames brings fun, fierceness and feminism to the stage
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Lysa and the Freeborn Dames brings fun, fierceness and feminism to the stage

In the age of #MeToo, #TimesUp and nasty women, it’s hard not to be inspired by the fierce females standing up and speaking out against gender inequality. Although it may not have been on our home turf, one of the turning points in the conversation around feminism and equal rights was the election of one Donald Trump. Heck, it’s not hard to see why – the dude’s a straight-up monster. If we have anything to thank him for, it’s that his presidency seems to have sparked a fire in the belly of many creative individuals all around the world – including that of Claire Christian. The world premiere of her brand-new play Lysa and the Freeborn Dames is about to hit the La Boite Theatre stage, bringing with it a whole heap of grit and girl power. more

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Be enlightened, entertained and inspired at the Brisbane Writers Festival
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Be enlightened, entertained and inspired at the Brisbane Writers Festival

From humble beginnings in 1962, the Warana Writers Convention, as it was then known, featured just six sessions over one day. Nowadays, the Brisbane Writers Festival has flourished to become a seminal literary event that brings together over 200 internationally renowned writers, thinkers and opinion makers to entertain, enlighten and inspire. This year, the line-up is stronger than ever with science guru Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, human rights barrister, activist and author Geoffrey Robertson Q.C. and New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth all gracing the program. more


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Film
GOMA celebrates sleuthing on screen with The Great Detective film program
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GOMA celebrates sleuthing on screen with The Great Detective film program

More than a century after Sherlock Holmes first uttered the phrase ‘the game is afoot’, detective films – and the iconic characters they create – continue to delight and surprise cinemagoers. If you're a fan of the 'whodunit' genre, get excited because from July 6 to September 2, the Australian Cinémathèque at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is celebrating sleuthhounds on screen with The Great Detective film showcase.  more

Community
Feed your curiosity and cruise the Antarctic with Dr Karl
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Feed your curiosity and cruise the Antarctic with Dr Karl

Karl Kruszelnicki, or more popularly known as ‘Dr Karl’ is many things – author (of no less than 43 books with more on the way), renowned science commentator, all-round excellent human and now he can add tour guide to his long list of creds. Yes, friends, Dr Karl is embarking on an adventure into the Antarctic and you can tag along. more

Theatre
See both sides of a story that captivated our nation in Letters to Lindy
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See both sides of a story that captivated our nation in Letters to Lindy

When it comes to modern Australian history, Lindy Chamberlain is a name that almost all of us are familiar with due to the devastating events in 1980 that saw her accused of her own child’s murder. The case was as fascinating as it was heartbreaking, with media and public opinion playing a huge part in Lindy’s wrongful conviction. Though justice was finally served, it is hard to know just how Lindy would have been feeling during the whole ordeal. Letters to Lindy is coming to Brisbane Powerhouse from August 1–4, putting together the missing pieces using correspondence sent to the woman herself – from supporters, detractors and everyone else who had something to say. more

Food
The land of the long white cloud comes to Brisbane for this wine and cheese pop-up
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The land of the long white cloud comes to Brisbane for this wine and cheese pop-up

PLEASE NOTE: Sorry cheese lovers, The Cheese & Wine of New Zealand event has sold out! Stay tuned for more cheesy events in the future. As well as sheep, adventure sports, cute accents and Lord of the Rings, one of the things New Zealand is most famous for is its wine. Our cool southern neighbours have long had a reputation for turning out some of the world’s top drops, so it comes as no surprise that Treasury Brisbane has decided to pay homage to the country’s offering with one of its famous wine and cheese nights. For the first time on Tuesday August 14 (EKKA Show Day eve), the entire ground floor of the iconic Treasury Hotel will transform into a wonderland of all things choice for Cheese & Wine Of New Zealand. more

Food
Salt Meats Cheese
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Sample a slice of Italian paradise when the Salt Meats Cheese x Gelato Messina pop-up hits Laneway WV

Rome may not have been built in a day, but there are certain elements that we can replicate pretty well here in Brisbane. Two institutions that know a thing or two about the Italian way of life – Salt Meats Cheese and Gelato Messina – have joined forces to bring a little slice of Roman style to West End. Taking up residence in the lush Laneway WV at West Village, this exclusive joint pop-up is headed our way from Tuesday July 3 to give us all a taste of the Euro life. Bellissimo! more

Food
Meet the makers and devour fresh produce during Scenic Rim Eat Local Week
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Meet the makers and devour fresh produce during Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

Here at The Weekend Edition, we are all about knowing as much as possible about your food – who makes it, where it comes from and its impact on the environment are just as important as taste. In Brisbane we’re lucky enough to be a short distance from the Scenic Rim, one of our country’s most bountiful resources for fresh produce. Eat Local Week is a yearly showcase of the Scenic Rim’s stunning offering, bringing together the people who’s hard work makes the area shine. more

Food
Prepare for all of the meat sweats at the Brisbane BBQ Festival
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Prepare for all of the meat sweats at the Brisbane BBQ Festival

If you’re the sort of person for whom ‘the meat sweats’ are a common affliction, we have news that is set to make you drool – the Brisbane BBQ Festival is back, baby! Taking over its new home at Victoria Park Sporting Fields on Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1, the two-day fiesta is bringing some of the country’s most talented barbecue lords together to smoke, grill, tenderise and tantalise. more

Food
From saucy noods to bargain fine-dining – eat your way around Brisbane during Good Food Month
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From saucy noods to bargain fine-dining – eat your way around Brisbane during Good Food Month

It seems like just yesterday that we were telling you guys all about what to expect at this year’s instalment of Good Food Month, but true to form this year is whizzing by and the time to feast is fast approaching. From July 1 to August 5, our city will be a hotbed of specially curated foodie events designed specifically to make you drool. We already spilled the beans on saucy noods, pasta parties, next-level surf’n’turf and young guns at work, so we’re here to shine a light on some of the other goodness happening during the food fiesta. more

Exhibitions
Catch the most captivating snaps from around the globe at the World Press Photo Exhibition
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Catch the most captivating snaps from around the globe at the World Press Photo Exhibition

In the age of the internet and limited attention spans, it speaks volumes when something is able to stop us in our tracks and make us think, wonder or simply admire. Even in this brave new world, the World Press Photo Exhibition has remained an event capable of making millions of people from all corners of the globe pause for a moment to observe and consider slices of history presented in powerful images. The worldwide exhibition is setting up at Brisbane Powerhouse from June 30 to July 22, bringing a host of photographs that will engage and inspire. more

Fashion
Celebrate the icons of Brisbane fashion at this stunning sartorial series
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Celebrate the icons of Brisbane fashion at this stunning sartorial series

Brisbane’s fashion scene is absolutely killer, but our town often suffers from a lack of events that let our talented designers shine. It’s rare for our city’s sartorial set to be gathered in one place, so when an opportunity pops up we get all kinds of giddy over it. If you consider yourself a fashion-forward individual, a lover of beautiful clothing or simply love an excuse to dress up for an evening, we have some news that is bound to excite you. On Thursday July 12, Treasury Brisbane is celebrating our city’s best and brightest designers with the launch of its ICON fashion series. more

Community
Food, fashion and fun combine for the inaugural Flavours of Portside
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Food, fashion and fun combine for the inaugural Flavours of Portside

When it comes to a great day out, there are a few key ingredients that we like to include. Delicious food is a given, fantastic drinks kick it up a notch, a spot of shopping certainly doesn’t go astray, and something to keep the kids occupied is just the cherry on top. If this sounds like your idea of a nice time, we have something that ticks all of the boxes. On Sunday June 24, Portside Wharf will come alive in a flurry of food, fashion and family-friendly fun for its inaugural Flavours of Portside event, celebrating all aspects of the precinct in signature riverside style. more