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

Feeling green, Brisbane? It’s probably because one of the world’s greatest holidays is upon us – it’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend! With the annual Irish celebration falling on a Sunday this year, there are plenty of chances to party – but there’s also a bunch of stuff happening if you don’t feel like painting the town green. From frothin’ beer festivals to fine French film, we’ve found the best things happening in Brisbane on the March 14–17 weekend. more

Fashion
Ditch your curfew – marie Claire Up Late whips James Street into an after-dark fashion frenzy
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Ditch your curfew – marie Claire Up Late whips James Street into an after-dark fashion frenzy

Folks with a love of fashion and a shopping addiction, your time has come – marie claire Up Late is back at James Street, baby! The annual after-dark extravaganza is set to take over the glitzy fashion mecca on Thursday March 28, offering up amazing deals, goodies galore and a line-up of seriously impressive industry names imparting their sartorial knowledge. Save the date for Brisbane’s premier fashion party, because this one’s going to be a doozy … more

Community
Paint the town green – where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Brisbane
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Paint the town green – where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Brisbane

Let’s be honest – when it comes to parting, the Irish have a reputation for doing it extremely correctly. When St. Patrick’s Day rolls around, it’s a perfect opportunity for everyone to indulge in a particularly Irish brand of fun that includes music, drinks and outrageous dress-ups. What’s not to love? This year the beloved holiday falls on a weekend (Sunday March 17 to be precise), meaning that a whole bunch of events are happening to celebrate. We’ve rounded up the best spots to paint the town green this St. Patrick’s Day in Brisbane. more

Film
Views from the big blue – marvel at the wonders of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour
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Views from the big blue – marvel at the wonders of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour

The ocean is one of those things that has the power to strike fear, wonder and fascination all at once – after all, it’s hard not to be at least a little bit affected by something that makes up so much of our planet. Whether you love it, are kind of terrified of it or just have a healthy respect for it, one thing is for sure – the ocean makes for a pretty striking visual landscape. Set to mesmerise and entertain in equal measure, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is returning to Brisbane Powerhouse from March 28–30 for three days of aquatic-themed on-screen action. more

Theatre
The Book of Mormon is coming … and you could see it for just $20
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The Book of Mormon is coming … and you could see it for just $20

We’re not going to beat around the bush – the hype around The Book of Mormon is very real right now. In case you’ve missed the billboards, bus ads and every second friend of yours who has already snapped up tickets to the mega-popular musical advising you to do the same, it is landing at QPAC from Saturday March 16. If you’ve been waiting for a sign from some higher power that you need to go to the show, here it is – a special preview performance has just been announced for Friday March 15, with tickets going for a mere $20. This is not a drill and that is not a typo. more

Inspiration
Interact with Brisbane like never before – Curiocity invites you to explore, create and play
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Interact with Brisbane like never before – Curiocity invites you to explore, create and play

Curiosity is an underrated quality – those with wandering minds are always open to the endless possibilities in the world around us. Questioning and exploring your environment can often lead to a change in perspective – and where’s the fun in always seeing things the same way? If you’re the sort of person who loves to challenge your mind and explore new outlooks, we have some news that will ignite your interest. Taking over the city from South Bank to New Farm across March 15 to April 9, Curiocity is an all-in sensory experience that will make you see Brisbane in a whole new light. What are you waiting for? Open your mind and dive in … more

Community
Who run the world? Where to celebrate International Women’s Day in Brisbane
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Who run the world? Where to celebrate International Women’s Day in Brisbane

Folks, here’s a little heads up – International Women’s Day has rolled around again! Taking place on Friday March 8, this global celebration shines a light on the amazing work that non-male folk all around the world are doing. From art and activism to STEM and parenting, it’s all about acknowledging the tireless work of women in all walks of life. This day is for everyone (no matter how they identify) to celebrate, support and recognise the achievements and everyday struggles that women face. We’ve rounded up some rad events that epitomise the spirit of the day – and all are welcome to attend. more

Food
Brush up on your brew knowledge when Matt Kirkegaard launches the Beer Book Club
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Brush up on your brew knowledge when Matt Kirkegaard launches the Beer Book Club

The concept of a book club is pretty cool – what’s not to love about gathering with a group of people to chat about something you all enjoy? A casual, no-pressure environment to have open discussions and a bit of fun can be hard to come by, so bona fide brew authority Matt Kirkegaard has decided to distil this sense of community and conversation into one of his greatest passions – beer. The Beer Book Club is a brand-new event focused on education and appreciation – just, y’know, minus the whole reading part. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Kate Usher
Dance doesn't rely on a shared understanding of language or form and can be incredibly primal in how we see, share and engage with it. It’s egalitarian. I like that ... ~ Kate Usher more
Food
Brewsvegas brings us Japanese game shows, three-legged races, beermuda triangles and dog days
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Brewsvegas brings us Japanese game shows, three-legged races, beermuda triangles and dog days

Brisbane has a lot going for it – our people are friendly, our weather is ridiculously good and our craft-beer scene is second to none. While more southern states might have been stealing the brewing spotlight in years past, our town has well and truly come to take the crown when it comes to beer. Want proof? Look no further than Brewsvegas, baby. The annual festival returns from March 14–24, filling a host of our city’s finest venues with the hoppiest happenings to celebrate our thriving craft-beer culture. more

Food
Froth on the good stuff when the Beer InCider Experience returns … early!
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Froth on the good stuff when the Beer InCider Experience returns … early!

It seems like only yesterday that the revelry of the Beer InCider Experience passed through the Brisbane Showgrounds – well, that’s because it was just a few short months ago in September. Lovers of all things sudsy and delicious can rejoice in the news that this beloved festival is coming back sooner than you’d think – on Saturday March 9, to be exact. The powers that be are bringing Beer InCider back to town for another round before it pops up again later in the year – and frankly, we’re frothing. more

Comedy
From drag divas to sensitive bogans – five fresh faces you need to see at Brisbane Comedy Festival
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From drag divas to sensitive bogans – five fresh faces you need to see at Brisbane Comedy Festival

If you’ve felt a dull tickling sensation in your funnybone lately, it’s probably because the Brisbane Comedy Festival is almost upon us for another year. The 2019 edition is stacked with some seriously impressive (and famous) local and international comedians, but we thought we’d shine a light on some emerging talents that you might not have had the pleasure of discovering yet. From sensitive new age bogans to drag divas, we’ve found five fresh acts appearing at this year’s Brisbane Comedy Festival that will make you bust a gut. more

Food
A secret tropical party is bringing bottomless spritzes to Brisbane
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A secret tropical party is bringing bottomless spritzes to Brisbane

Psst … can you keep a secret? Usually our lips are sealed, but when it’s something this exciting it would be a crime not to share it with our readers. We’ve caught wind that an exclusive tropical-themed party is popping up at a secret location in the CBD for one day only – and it’s bringing bottomless spritzes with it. Keep Saturday March 2 clear in your calendar, because the Secret Foodies are coming to town. more

Food
The free outdoor concert series bringing beats, bites and laid-back vibes
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The free outdoor concert series bringing beats, bites and laid-back vibes

Thanks to our totally enviable climate, one of Brisbane’s biggest brags is being able to hold killer outdoor events all year round. Nothing much beats lounging around in lush natural surrounds with a soundtrack of live music and some tasty bites – it’s a recipe for weekend bliss. The Sound Society is setting up shop at the Roma Street Parkland and South Bank Parklands for a series of free pop-up events, bringing chilled-out Saturday evening soirees and lazy Sunday sessions into your weekend repertoire. more

Food
Bottoms up – where to celebrate National Margarita Day in Brisbane
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Bottoms up – where to celebrate National Margarita Day in Brisbane

Ah, the humble margarita – what’s not to love? The classic Mexican concoction consisting of tequila, lime and triple sec is an absolute staple of any decent cocktail list. Considering how universally adored this beverage is, it makes perfect sense that margaritas have their own special day – February 22, to be exact. If you’re a fiend for a marg – be it frozen, shaken or straight up – we’ve found some spots around town that are celebrating National Margarita Day. Bust out your best party shirt and surrender to the sweet, sweet lure of the tequila temptress (responsibly, of course). more

Food
Blow the froth off some cold ones at Eatons Hill Hotel’s sixth annual Brisbane Beer Fest
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Blow the froth off some cold ones at Eatons Hill Hotel’s sixth annual Brisbane Beer Fest

Sun and suds – we dare you to name a more iconic duo. Eatons Hill Hotel is getting set to tap the kegs for the sixth annual Brisbane Beer Fest, opening the gates to hop heads and beer lovers of all kinds. With more brews than you can shake a pint at (130 to be exact), this year's Beer Fest is shaping up to be a great outing for anyone who enjoys a good tipple or two for their weekend wind-down. more

Venue
The perfect wedding location that's been hiding under your nose
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The perfect wedding location that’s been hiding under your nose

There are a number of key elements that make a wedding special, but one that tends to top the list (and cause a lot of stress) is the perfect location. Striking the right balance between something beautiful and convenient can be a darn tricky business – but there’s an amazing spot that you may not have considered that is hiding in plain sight. For one day only on Saturday April 6, Brisbane Powerhouse is opening its doors to show you why it’s a killer spot for your most special day. more

Dance
Curiouser and curiouser – a ballet blockbuster is headed to Brisbane
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Curiouser and curiouser – a ballet blockbuster is headed to Brisbane

When it comes to visual marvels, they don’t come much bolder or brighter than the story of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s curious and quirky cast of characters have been poaching hearts since the story was originally published way back in 1865 – and the story continues to be reinvented to this day. The Australian Ballet is bringing its award-winning, sell-out adaptation of Carroll’s masterpiece to the QPAC stage for a strictly limited run – and these are some very important dates you won’t want to be late for. more

Fashion
Giddy up and groove – Tattersall’s gives its first race day of the year some RNB flavour
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Giddy up and groove – Tattersall’s gives its first race day of the year some RNB flavour

Summer race days generally conjure up images of fillies and fancy frocks, but the gang from Tattersall’s has garnered a bit of a reputation for shaking things up – because where’s the fun in sticking to the same old formula? After a roaring successful debut last year, the famous Tattersall's RNB Race Day is back, returning to Doomben Racecourse on Saturday March 2 to prove that hip-hop and horses make for a pretty unbeatable combination. more

Community
From beer-coaster poetry to Adam Liaw – five unmissable events at BrisAsia this year
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From beer-coaster poetry to Adam Liaw – five unmissable events at BrisAsia this year

Folks, one of our city’s finest cultural events is almost upon us – BrisAsia Festival is back for another year! From Saturday February 9 to Sunday March 3, various venues across Brisbane will be playing host to roughly 100 amazing events that have been curated to showcase the depth and diversity of Asian arts and culture. The festival shines a light on both modern and traditional aspects of the continent and its people, as well as how we celebrate Brisbane’s own cultural diversity. From beer-coaster poetry to national treasures, we’ve teamed up with Brisbane City Council to round up five must-see events over the course of the festival. more

Music
Take in free tunes across ten venues for this year’s massive Mountain Goat Valley Crawl
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Take in free tunes across ten venues for this year’s massive Mountain Goat Valley Crawl

February tends to be a pretty snoozy month for a lot of us – it’s really hot, we’re mostly broke and we’re feeling particularly guilty about our abandoned New Year’s resolutions. The shining beacon in this oft-forgotten month is the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, Brisbane’s premier free music festival spreading sonic goodness across some of Fortitude Valley’s finest live music venues. Returning bigger and better than ever on Saturday February 16, the choose-your-own-adventure festival is bringing a bevy of talent to our backyard. more