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

The weather’s cooling down, Game of Thrones is over and our city is overflowing with rad things to do – you’ve officially run out of excuses to spend your weekend glued to your couch. Luckily for you, we’ve taken the time to handpick the best things happening in Brisbane on the May 23–26 weekend so you can max out your days off – thank us later. more

Food
Vino but not as you know – Wine Playground returns to showcase our country’s most progressive drops
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Vino but not as you know – Wine Playground returns to showcase our country’s most progressive drops

When it comes to the world of wine, things can come across as awfully serious. For those of us who enjoy a good drop, it can be hard to imagine just hanging out with the actual people that make wine – you know, the folk off in the vineyards tinkering and perfecting all of the delicious varieties we enjoy on the regular. One beloved event that puts a personal spin on the world of viticulture is Wine Playground, a day for vino-loving folk to sip and sample drops from some of Australia’s top winemakers – all while the winemakers themselves are present. Returning to Happy Boy (and its sibling Snack Man) on Saturday May 25, this is one sipping spectacular you won’t want to miss. more

Theatre
Shakespeare gets a shake-up with La Boite’s modern reimagination of Romeo and Juliet
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Shakespeare gets a shake-up with La Boite’s modern reimagination of Romeo and Juliet

“Two households, both alike in dignity …” It’s one of the most famous plays in history, subject to countless rewrites, reinterpretations and creative liberties – so how exactly do you do Romeo and Juliet justice? Shakespeare’s epic story that follows two families at war and two teenagers in love has been given a fresh contemporary edit thanks to the brilliant minds at La Boite Theatre, resulting in a razor-sharp adaptation for the modern age. Running at the Roundhouse Theatre from May 25 to June 16, this bold undertaking is a physical, visceral and accessible take on a true classic. more

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Throw your horns up – School of Rock brings its musical mayhem to Brisbane for the first time
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Throw your horns up – School of Rock brings its musical mayhem to Brisbane for the first time

Let’s be honest – even if you’re not the most musically talented individual, most of us at some point have dreamed of living the rockstar life. Touring the world, legions of adoring fans and looking like a badass all in the name of your job sounds like a pretty sweet gig, right? Well in the immortal words of AC/DC, it turns out that it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock’n’roll – and sometimes you need to enlist the help of a few pint-sized pals to help you on your way. If you’ve ever caught yourself fantasising about a life on the stage, listen up – School of Rock is hitting QPAC from July 12 with a tidal wave of humour, cheek and true rock’n’roll soul. more

Exhibitions
The best of BAD – our top ten things to see and do at BRISBANE ART DESIGN
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The best of BAD – our top ten things to see and do at BRISBANE ART DESIGN

Folks, it’s finally here – the hotly anticipated BRISBANE ART DESIGN festival and exhibition are arriving as of Friday May 10! These two massive projects are the first of their kind in our city, drawing upon the talents of Brisbane artists both past and present to create an all-in sensory experience that celebrates our unique cultural scene. The whopping program is jam-packed with true gems, from talks and workshops to tours and feasts – so we thought we’d pick some unmissable events to give you some inspo. Behold, our top ten things to see and do at BRISBANE ART DESIGN! more


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Party like a demigod when Paniyiri Greek Festival returns
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Party like a demigod when Paniyiri Greek Festival returns

Brisbane, the time is almost here – the haloumi is sizzling, the honey puffs are getting dusted with sugar and the zorba lines are approaching at a rapid pace. That’s right, Paniyiri Greek Festival is back! Returning to its spiritual home of Musgrave Park and The Greek Club from May 18–19, Brisbane’s biggest celebration of Greek culture will fill your belly and warm your heart. more

Exhibitions
Breaking BAD – our handy guide to navigating BRISBANE ART DESIGN
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Breaking BAD – our handy guide to navigating BRISBANE ART DESIGN

Lovers of all things bold, beautiful and eye-catching, listen up – Brisbane is about to unleash a wave of work from its best and brightest creatives in a brand-new exhibition and festival! We’re talking BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD), the massive conglomerate that celebrates talented people of Brisbane both past and present. Comprising of a major exhibition at Museum of Brisbane accompanied by a festival of complementary events spread across more than 25 locations, BAD is a brilliant beast of a thing – so we thought we’d help you out and break it down for you. more

Food
Fish Lane Festival brings show-stopping eats, beats and bevs to South Brisbane
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Fish Lane Festival brings show-stopping eats, beats and bevs to South Brisbane

Gourmands and groovers, listen up – Fish Lane Festival is returning to South Brisbane for its fourth outing, bringing an expanded entertainment and foodie smorgasbord for 2019. Casting a wide net (we're talking 17 unique performers and 11 concept bars), the now-iconic festival invites punters to drink, dine, dance and discover all that Fish Lane has to offer from midday until 10:00 pm. more

Community
Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever The Locals Panel Series
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Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever The Locals Panel Series

Brisbane is undoubtedly a city on the rise. The river city is blossoming across a plethora of creative and industrial fields, and is rapidly turning into a home for out-of-the-box thinkers, go-getting movers and shakers, and those that simply enjoy living where the action is. In partnership with West Village, The Weekend Edition is helping draw together several notable industry experts for The Locals Panel Series, a series of evenings of insightful conversation and discovery across food, design and fashion. more

Film
Beauty in the B Grade brings low-budget wonders and cringe-worthy cult faves to the big screen
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Beauty in the B Grade brings low-budget wonders and cringe-worthy cult faves to the big screen

Let’s be honest, most of us have a soft spot for a good dupe – and B movies are some of the most enjoyable dupes of all. What’s not to love about outlandish plots stuffed with haunted houses, oversized creatures, mystical arts and scientific hubris? If this style of film speaks to you, we have news that is bound to get you excited. Coming to GOMA Cinema from May 3–29, Beauty in the B Grade is a stunning collection of cinema that will make you laugh, gasp, cringe and marvel all in equal measure. more

Exhibitions
A huge pop-up living art gallery is coming to the City Botanic Gardens
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A huge pop-up living art gallery is coming to the City Botanic Gardens

Looking at some of Brisbane’s natural landscapes, it makes perfect sense that artists are inspired by them. The vibrant colours, unusual textures and sensory experiences of nature lend themselves to taking art off the canvas and into the wild. Returning for its second year after a mega-successful debut, Botanica is a groundbreaking exhibition that invites us all to explore the connections between art, design and the natural world through spectacular installations. From May 10–19, Botanica will transform the iconic City Botanic Gardens into a living, breathing outdoor art gallery for everyone to enjoy – all for free. more

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Look up – where to catch killer street art around Brisbane
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Look up – where to catch killer street art around Brisbane

Many people are quick to point at Melbourne as Australia’s capital of cool when it comes to street art, but Brisbane is actually a thriving hub of the art form in its own right. Once written off as a pastime for delinquents, the actual artistry behind street art is finally being recognised for its positive qualities – making public spaces more beautiful, inviting conversation and providing a platform for artists to be seen. Brisbane City Council has taken the lead in fostering a stronger appreciation for street art through its Brisbane Canvas program, a push towards celebrating our creative scene and making the city even more pretty. more

Inspiration
Listen to the astonishing tales and uplifting insights of swimming legend-turned-model Casey Legler
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Listen to the astonishing tales and uplifting insights of swimming legend-turned-model Casey Legler

Real talk – who doesn’t love a redemption arc? Hearing the stories of a serious struggle while knowing that the subject came out on top is one of the more uplifting moments in human life – knowing that even against insurmountable odds and a devastating history, we are capable of turning our lives around. Casey Legler is one such person – a former French Olympian and model whose story really has to be heard to be believed. For one night only on Wednesday May 8 at Brisbane Powerhouse, Casey will be baring her soul in an enlightening and uplifting conversation session. more

Exhibitions
Paint the town – Brisbane Street Art Festival returns to reveal the city’s true colours
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Paint the town – Brisbane Street Art Festival returns to reveal the city’s true colours

Ask anyone about the street-art scene in Australia and they will generally be quick to point a finger at Melbourne as our country’s capital of cool – but this is a frightfully incorrect assumption. Brisbane and its creatives have long been toiling away to make a name for our city as a major culture hub, thanks in large part to those who are dedicated to eradicating the stigma behind street art. Returning for its fourth year, Brisbane Street Art Festival is set to (literally) paint the town from May 4–19, bringing together a host of brilliant artists adding colour to the everyday. more

Dance
Flips and fermatas – the Brandenburg and Circa team up for their next thrilling continental collaboration
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Flips and fermatas – the Brandenburg and Circa team up for their next thrilling continental collaboration

When you’re on to a winning combination, it pays to keep the ball rolling – case in point with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Circa. Each of these entities is a leader in their respective scenes, gaining the highest praise across the worlds of music and movement. Following their first Helpmann Award-winning offering and second sold-out creation, the two powerhouses are joining forces once again to bring magic to the stage. For one night only on Tuesday May 21, English Baroque with Circa will set the QPAC Concert Hall alight with an explosion of sound, colour and synergy. more

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The vinyl countdown – rare gems, hot releases and live shows rule 2019 Record Store Day in Brisbane
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The vinyl countdown – rare gems, hot releases and live shows rule 2019 Record Store Day in Brisbane

In a world that is largely concerned with making everything digital, the popularity and love of vinyl cannot be understated. The warmth, nostalgia and physical experience that comes with putting a record on it something that you simply can’t translate to an online experience – so it makes sense that we love to celebrate vinyl (and all the amazing places that source it for us). From rare releases to live bands and even carpark parties, here are the best things happening in Brisbane on Saturday April for 13 for Record Store Day 2019. more

Exhibitions
Being BAD looks so good – the massive art and design festival sweeping the city
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Being BAD looks so good – the massive art and design festival sweeping the city

Anyone with an inkling of just how damn strong the Brisbane creative community is will be able to tell you that this city has fostered some incredible talent over the years. You may not know these artists and designers by name, but they deserve to be recognised – which is where this brand-new festival comes in. BRISBANE ART DESIGN (or BAD if you’re feeling cheeky) will shine a light on incredible creative minds that have come from our city – whether they’re based here, cut their teeth here or are just making a start here. Don’t let the acronym fool you – being BAD has never looked so good. more