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

We are creeping closer and closer to the weekend, friends! So you can make the most of your couple of days off, we have rounded up the best things happening in and around the city from comedy festivals and decadent fondue sessions to sizzling stage shows and street wide food fiestas. Keep reading for a few more ideas ... more

Food
Around the world in 80 mouthfuls – win the ultimate weekend at Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours!
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Around the world in 80 mouthfuls – win the ultimate weekend at Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours!

While the strange times we are living in seemingly continue to get stranger, there is one thing we can count on to unify us – the power of food. Returning in 2021 with a brand-new format, Regional Flavours is a shining example of the joy that comes from celebrating all things edible. The beloved festival has transformed from a single-weekend affair to a series of three epicurean adventures plotted over the course of the year, ensuring that the foodie joy has been spread generously and we can get an even more in-depth taste. more

Exhibitions
Globetrotting food festivals, wine soirees and stage spectaculars – the best events happening in and around Brisbane this August
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Globetrotting food festivals, wine soirees and stage spectaculars – the best events happening in and around Brisbane this August

Another month, another bunch of awesome happenings to look forward to! Whether you're looking to indulge in some internationally inspired fare, see a beloved story make it to the stage or shop up a storm, there is something for every leisure seeker on the calendar this month. To make things extra convenient for you, we've put together a handy list of the coolest events happening in Brisbane this August. more

Food
James Street Food & Wine Trail is back with a delectable line-up of events
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James Street Food & Wine Trail is back with a delectable line-up of events

Brisbane is bursting at the seams with delicious food offerings, with The Valley being a hotbed for particularly flavoursome fare. If you're keen to treat your tastebuds to some of the area's best bites, then we have some pretty exciting news for you – James Street Food & Wine Trail is back and it's bringing a whole load of drool-worthy goodness to the beloved strip across four days. This cherished culinary escapade returns from Thursday July 29 through to Sunday August 1 for its 2021 edition, providing a tasting plate of the best brews and chews from the iconic Valley street. more

Exhibitions
A multi-sensory Van Gogh experience is coming to Brisbane so get ready to stroll through the sunflowers
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A multi-sensory Van Gogh experience is coming to Brisbane so get ready to stroll through the sunflowers

Arguably the most famous painter of all time, Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh's body of work is adored the world over. If you have a particular penchant for Van Gogh then we have some exciting news for you – multi-sensory experience Van Gogh Alive is set to finally roll in to Brisbane this October, allowing art lovers to experience the master's works in a whole new way. more

Food
Sip and snack your way through New Zealand's best drops at Treasury Brisbane's Kiwi-themed wine and cheese evening
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Sip and snack your way through New Zealand’s best drops at Treasury Brisbane’s Kiwi-themed wine and cheese evening

As much as we like to make fun of our friends across the Tasman (they say a little dose of sibling rivalry is healthy), we secretly love to love New Zealand. When it comes to wine, New Zealanders know what they are talking about and they're renowned for having some of the most herbaceous and zesty wines in the world. In a win for Brisbane wine aficionados, a collection of top-notch Kiwi wineries will be spotlighted on Friday August 27 when Treasury Brisbane hosts Wine & Cheese – New Zealand Edition. If relaxing with a well-made vino alfresco sounds like your kind of Friday night, then continue reading to learn more about this sumptuous soiree ... more

Food
Take your tastebuds on a globetrotting adventure at Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours
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Take your tastebuds on a globetrotting adventure at Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours

Whilst we may not be able to travel the world, that doesn't mean our tastebuds can't go on a trip across continents. That's exactly what Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours plans to help with when it rolls into town from August 20–22. Roving entertainment, multicultural cuisine and riverside bars is just a small sample of what's on offer at this colourful event, read on to find out more ... more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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Comedy is a great medium to get across a message! Once you make someone laugh their defences come down ... ~ Kevin Kropinyeri more
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Get set to immerse yourself in inflatable installations and floating exhibitions – Brisbane Festival is coming back with a bang
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Get set to immerse yourself in inflatable installations and floating exhibitions – Brisbane Festival is coming back with a bang

If you can believe it, in two short months it will be September. Although this year seems like it is passing by quicker than you can sing Earth, Wind & Fire’s catchy song, that's not necessarily a bad thing, as the arrival of September means the return of our favourite city-wide fiesta – Brisbane Festival! The beloved celebration will set our city alight from September 3–25 with a thrilling three-week program that is shaping up to be the brightest party yet. From an art-filled boat cruising down Brisbane River and dance performances inside a bubble to much-anticipated stage shows and enchanting gardens full of larger-than-life florals, it doesn't get more weird and wonderful than this. more

Theatre
A Shakespearean tragedy gets one hot take in La Boite's sizzling production CAESAR
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A Shakespearean tragedy gets one hot take in La Boite’s sizzling production CAESAR

Shakespeare's account of the Roman general's murder by his friend Brutus, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is a meditation on friendship, duty and betrayal. The psychological drama was first performed in 1599 and has been adapted many a time – from Orson Welles' 1937 version to Broadway shows and even on the big screen with Marlon Brando. Now, a talented troupe from La Boite Theatre is taking on the iconic play and making it their own. Playing at La Boite from July 23 to August 7, CAESAR is one electrifying theatrical experience you can't miss. more

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Feisty femmes and cliffside concerts – five must-see events at BLEACH* Festival 2021
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Feisty femmes and cliffside concerts – five must-see events at BLEACH* Festival 2021

Ready your glad rags – BLEACH* Festival is back and she's ready to party! This year, the Gold Coast's pre-eminent multi-day arts and cultural event is celebrating its impressive ten-year milestone with a jam-packed program of art, live music, cabaret, theatre, dance and stories across four main hubs including Burleigh Heads, the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, Southport and Mudgeeraba. As an extra-special treat, there will also be performances in the cultural corridors of HOTA and Dust Temple in Currumbin. This year's festival runs from August 12–22 and whilst we firmly believe the entire festival program is well and truly worthy of the spotlight (you can check that out here), we’ve cherry-picked our top five must-see events that are well worth the drive down the M1 for. more

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Beachside beats and picnics in the woods – NOOSA alive! is delivering a world-class roster of entertainment
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Beachside beats and picnics in the woods – NOOSA alive! is delivering a world-class roster of entertainment

There's no doubt that Noosa is one of Queensland's most dazzling destinations, so you really need no excuse to take a well-deserved trip there. Throw annual performing arts festival NOOSA alive! into the mix and now you have even more reason to fill your car with petrol, set the GPS and prepare to enjoy all that the scenic town has to offer. From July 15–24, this show-stopping festival will be taking over Noosa with must-see gigs, picnics in the woods, spine-tingling acts, fairy-tale-esque high teas and much, much more. Here's a small sampler of what's on offer ... more

Theatre
Scintillating one-woman show Prima Facie brings the courtroom to the stage
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Scintillating one-woman show Prima Facie brings the courtroom to the stage

With the pandemic looming over 2020 and 2021, the #MeToo Movement has taken a back seat in the press. However, sexual harassment, gender inequality and the everyday patriarchal pressures that women face in society have not disappeared. Playwright Suzie Miller is putting the spotlight back on these issues in Queensland Theatre’s powerful debut of Prima Facie from Wednesday July 14 to Saturday August 7. more

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Peaks to Points Festival celebrates Brisbane's natural wonders
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Peaks to Points Festival celebrates Brisbane’s natural wonders

Brisbane is brimming with natural beauty – from our river to our creek and everything green in between. If you and your brood consider yourselves curious outdoorsmen or amateur adventurers, then gear up and get ready to explore Brisbane's backyard at Peaks to Points Festival. Hiking into our city this July, the two-week celebration will spotlight the natural areas on the south side of the Brisbane River – from Flinders Peak in the west to the points of Moreton Bay – with more than 50 family-friendly events. more

Exhibitions
A snapshot of 2020 – World Press Photo Exhibition returns to Brisbane Powerhouse
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A snapshot of 2020 – World Press Photo Exhibition returns to Brisbane Powerhouse

The year 2020 was a doozy, to say the least. It's a year that we may want to forget in one sense, but also a year that will forever be etched in our collective memories. Delivering a true snapshot of those 12 tumultuous months is no easy feat, but it's exactly what the World Press Photo Exhibition will do when it returns to Brisbane Powerhouse from Saturday June 26 to Sunday July 18. more

Brisbane Festival
Baby, you're a firework – Sunsuper Riverfire is returning to Brisbane this September
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Baby, you’re a firework – Sunsuper Riverfire is returning to Brisbane this September

Last year took a lot from us, with the majority of our city's most beloved events completely wiped from the calendar. One of our favourite annual events, Sunsuper Riverfire was replaced by a month-long light-and-laser extravaganza in 2020 due to COVID restrictions, and although dazzling, we did miss our yearly dose of pyrotechnics. Fast forward a year and Riverfire is back is back with a ... bang (sorry, we had to) this September. more

Food
Sip tipples underneath the Story Bridge at The Fever-Tree & Howard Smith Wharves Gin and Tonic Festival
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Sip tipples underneath the Story Bridge at The Fever-Tree & Howard Smith Wharves Gin and Tonic Festival

UPDATE Friday July 2: Fever-Tree’s Gin and Tonic Festival has been postponed until September 2–5. Gin lovers, listen up! If the sound of sipping botanical-laced beverages by the river while listening to live music sounds like your kind of weekend activity, then we have got some good news for you. Fever-Tree’s Gin and Tonic Festival is rolling into Howard Smith Wharves this September and it's going to be an unmissable four-day celebration of all things G&T. more

Music
Brand-new music festival Brisbane Winter Sessions is turning up the heat with a bevy of killer homegrown artists
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Brand-new music festival Brisbane Winter Sessions is turning up the heat with a bevy of killer homegrown artists

The Australian music industry was hit hard in 2020, with our most beloved artists, venues and festivals bearing the brunt of the pandemic. This year, we have a lot more hope and a whole lot more killer gigs on the cards! One such event that is set to make a splash this season as well as lend a helping hand to Queensland's live-music scene is Brisbane Winter Sessions, a brand-new music festival coming to some of the city's most treasured venues in August. more