Community
Love you, Brisbane – how to support local post-iso (and score all of the perks)
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Love you, Brisbane – how to support local post-iso (and score all of the perks)

We haven't been able to wine, dine, shop, gather with mates and experience our city the way we usually love, with our favourite places forced to temporarily close their doors earlier this year. Thankfully, things are well on their way back to a sense of normality – meaning our beloved Brisbane City is in action once again. The City’s restaurants, bars, shops and destinations that we’ve missed so much are back in business and ready to help us make up for lost time – they’re even offering some pretty amazing deals to welcome us back. So if you're itching to get out as much as we are, we’ve thrown together a little itinerary to help you support local businesses and fall in love – all over again – with Brisbane City. more

Inspiration
Tinsel teens – learn how to bedazzle your diary with sparkle queen Rachel Burke
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Tinsel teens – learn how to bedazzle your diary with sparkle queen Rachel Burke

If you told to us to look back at the diaries we kept when we were teenagers, we would probably turn bright red with just a quick glanse at its contents. School-yard shenanigans, unrequited puppy love and just a lot of nonsense doesn't quite make for a riveting read. Well the teens of today need not worry about this high-level of journal-related embarrassment, as tinsel queen Rachel Burke has got their backs. On Thursday July 9, Rachel is teaming up with QAGOMA to host a Bad Art Zines workshop so kids (and kids-at-heart) can learn how to make journalling fun – and sparkly – again. more

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

This week welcomes another lifting of restrictions – yippee! The easing restrictions that form part of Stage Three will be brought forward to this Friday, which will see the 20-person limit be lifted at pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes – meaning it'll be easier than ever to visit our favourite dining destinations around Brisbane. So you know the best places to venture to and the most rad things to try out with your slightly upped sense of freedom, we've rounded up the best stuff happening in and around our city this weekend. From cheese-wheel pasta-making classes and at-home aperitivo hours to laneway markets and award-winning musicals, here's our pick of what to do this weekend. more

Current Events
Quick quarantine updates – the coronavirus news you need to know
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Quick quarantine updates – the coronavirus news you need to know

With everything that's happening at the moment, our social-media feeds and news websites are becoming inundated with waves of coronavirus-related information – almost too much to keep up with! To help you stay on top of the most-important announcements, we've put together a regularly updated rundown of the day's top stories – some lighthearted, some a bit more serious, but all worthy pieces of information. more

Venue
Embark on an historical journey inside the reopened Anzac Square Memorial Galleries
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Embark on an historical journey inside the reopened Anzac Square Memorial Galleries

With most of Brisbane's most-beloved destinations forced to temporarily close for the past couple of months, you could say not being able to visit our favourite cultural and historical spots has us feeling a little lost. Thankfully, stage two of restrictions easing allows for galleries and museums to reopen to visitors – hurrah! Coming off a near three-month hiatus, Anzac Square Memorial Galleries has opened its doors once again so visitors can experience the historical treasure chest that lies beneath Queensland’s state war memorial. If you’re keen to gain a deeper understanding of Australia’s military past, now is the perfect time to make tracks to this breathtaking CBD gallery. But first, read on for a little history … more

Music
Dancing in the street – Brisbane Festival has put the call out for the city's coolest cul-de-sacs
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Dancing in the street – Brisbane Festival has put the call out for the city’s coolest cul-de-sacs

As the song goes, everybody needs good neighbours – especially when it comes to pulling together a street party! Brisbane Festival is officially back for 2020 and to kick things off, it's on the hunt for the city's coolest cul-de-sacs, courts, places and/or dead-ends to host one heck of a party. You can bet there will be dancing in the street come September as your quiet suburban pocket is transformed into a pop-up concert venue as part of the festival's 2020 program. more

Exhibitions
Experience the extraordinary works of Mavis Ngallametta at QAG's newest exhibition Show Me the Way to Go Home
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Experience the extraordinary works of Mavis Ngallametta at QAG’s newest exhibition Show Me the Way to Go Home

UPDATE Monday June 15: Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home will reopen at Queensland Art Gallery on Monday June 22. Beginning her artistic journey as a painter in 2008, Mavis Ngallametta utilised vibrant colours, traditional materials and her culture as a canvas to become one of the most well-regarded Indigenous artists in Australia. To honour her creative output and introduce her extraordinary works to a new audience, the Queensland Art Gallery is hosting a free exhibition that will give a new insight into the life of this talented artist. Make tracks to QAG from this weekend, as Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home will be on display from Saturday March 21. more

Music
The Zoo to celebrate the easing restrictions with Anti-Social series of concerts
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The Zoo to celebrate the easing restrictions with Anti-Social series of concerts

Before the pandemic, on any given Friday or Saturday night, The Zoo in Fortitude Valley would be heaving with 500-or-so sweaty bodies who are all there for one reason – the love of live music. That all changed when the venue was forced to cancel all upcoming gigs leaving the future of The Zoo but also live music in Brisbane in a kind of uncertain limbo. Thankfully, as restrictions continue to ease across the state, concerts are back on the cards (in a limited capacity at least) with The Zoo unveiling a string of intimate shows aptly named the Anti-Social series. more


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Music
Green Beacon and Rolling Stone team up for a series of intimate virtual gigs
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Green Beacon and Rolling Stone team up for a series of intimate virtual gigs

If you ask us, one of the best things to come out of the last few months is the enormous amount of gigs that have been live streamed to our lounge rooms. We've tuned into mini festivals, band reunions and couch concerts galore – and the roster of talent has been nothing short of spectacular. So we can enjoy a little bit more of this virtual-gig bliss, Brisbane-based brewing company Green Beacon has partnered with Rolling Stone for a special all-Australian edition of the iconic magazine's In My Room series, and they've recruited a few musically gifted artists along for the ride. To quote Penny Lane in Almost Famous, "It's all happening". more

Film
Watch old-school movies, live concerts and sing karaoke at this festive drive-in party
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Watch old-school movies, live concerts and sing karaoke at this festive drive-in party

With social distancing measures to remain in place for the foreseeable future, the way we party will look a lot different from here on out. Bush doofs, festivals and clubbing nights may be off the cards for now, however, that doesn't mean some good ol' fashion fun has been removed from the equation. Enter The Parking Lot Social, a new drive-in party series from the team behind the world’s largest jumping castle, The Big Bounce. With live tunes, food trucks, stand-up comedy and car karaoke all part of this huge program of immersive and interactive entertainment, it's safe to say you're in for one wild ride (or park, rather). more

Music
Live music is back, baby – The Triffid joins forces with some of Queensland's biggest musical talent for Cabin Fever Festival
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Live music is back, baby – The Triffid joins forces with some of Queensland’s biggest musical talent for Cabin Fever Festival

After the cancellation of pretty much every live gig pencilled in for early- to mid-2020, we were starting to lose hope that live music was on the cards at all for this year. Thankfully, for both keen concert-goers and the local music industry, restrictions are gradually lifting and live gigs are making a slow but sure comeback. Setting the wheels in motion is iconic Newstead venue The Triffid, which has just announced Cabin Fever Festival – a month-long celebration of homegrown Queensland talent in The Triffid Garden. Kicking off on Friday July 10, Cabin Fever Festival will feature a huge roster of talent including the likes of Aussie artists Bernard Fanning, Dami Im, Troy Cassar-Daley and many more. more

Music
The Chats, The Dreggs, Pierce Brothers and Bugs to headline all-ages drive-in music festival
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The Chats, The Dreggs, Pierce Brothers and Bugs to headline all-ages drive-in music festival

Around this time, music lovers across the country begin to plan outlandish outfits and assemble their vans, campers and tents to make the annual pilgrimage to North Byron Parklands for Splendour in the Grass, but things look a little different this year. In this crazy post-COVID landscape in which we now reside, music festivals as we know them (i.e. mass gatherings of people) are off the table for the foreseeable future. While this situation hurts the collective heart of music lovers everywhere, there is a glimmer of good news to get us through the cold winter – a drive-in music festival by the name of Airwaves is happening at Nambour Showgrounds in July. more

Community
A beautiful bee installation featuring some crazy critters is flying into West Village
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A beautiful bee installation featuring some crazy critters is flying into West Village

Following West Village's month-long celebrations featuring an un-bee-lievable selection of free online activities to commemorate World Bee Day, the little creatures are making yet another appearance in the form of a very special installation from the creative minds behind Dead Puppet Society. Flying into West Village later this month, The Hive Mind will see a giant kinetic bee sculpture plus some more crazy critters take over the West End retail and residential hub. Sound cool? You'll be able to set your pretty peepers on this larger-than-life artwork sooner than you think ... more

Exhibitions
Treat your eyes to two decades worth of Queensland photography at this new online exhibition
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Treat your eyes to two decades worth of Queensland photography at this new online exhibition

Looking back, the year 2000 seems a simpler time – the Y2K scare was behind us, the Sydney Olympics opening ceremony introduced us to a high-flying Nikki Webster and robo-dogs and flip-phones were the must-have toys of the moment. Two decades on, our home state and the world in general has undergone some massive changes. We've been through a lot – even if you don't include this year! State Library of Queensland has curated a time-capsule of the past two decades for its new online photography exhibition TWENTY, so you can look back at the past 20 years and reminisce on the good, the bad and the downright ugly. more

Exhibitions
It's time to get your art fix again – QAGOMA is reopening later this month
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It’s time to get your art fix again – QAGOMA is reopening later this month

After months of self-isolation, and little to do except order copious amounts of takeaway and watch Netflix like there is no tomorrow, finally our favourite places to visit on the weekend are reopening. Yep, that's right, our most treasured destination to stop in for a dose of art and culture, QAGOMA, is set to reopen very soon. With the doors about to swing open, you can expect new exhibitions, refreshed galleries and most importantly, a safe (and exciting) place to explore during your downtime. more

Current Events
Educate, donate, advocate – a beginner's guide to anti-racism and supporting our Black, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and ethnic minority friends
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Educate, donate, advocate – a beginner’s guide to anti-racism and supporting our Black, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and ethnic minority friends

The last few months have been full of bad news and this last week might have been the worst yet. There is a lot of pain and anger across the world right now – and rightly so. The Weekend Edition believes that to be silent, is to be complicit. We recognise that we have a voice and that we have a duty to speak up and support our Black, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and ethnic minority friends, both overseas and here in Australia. We know that everything happening is upsetting and overwhelming to see, read and hear – but it is not acceptable to give in to being overwhelmed or simply shut off because we don't understand. If you don't understand, make it your priority to understand – not just what's going on, but how you can enact change. It is also not acceptable to consider this a solely American issue – here in Australia we are faced with an enormous number of Indigenous… more

Current Events
Queensland eases some stage two coronavirus restrictions early – here's what you can and can't do
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Queensland eases some stage two coronavirus restrictions early – here’s what you can and can’t do

The second half of 2020 is looking up, fellow Queenslanders. In a media conference held yesterday, Sunday May 31, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk revealed that due to the small number of active coronavirus cases, she is able to ease some stage two restrictions earlier than expected from Monday June 1. The changes, which includes bringing forward intra-state travel as well as an increase of people allowed to gather in homes, hospitality venues, gyms and much more is a welcome change for Queenslanders. From dining in at your favourite brunch spot to taking advantage of your gym membership again, here's a taste of everything you can do from midday today, as stage two restrictions ease in our sunny state. more

Markets
Get crafty in isolation with Finders Keepers At Home
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Get crafty in isolation with Finders Keepers At Home

Ordinarily, strolling from stall to stall at the Finders Keepers market with a coffee in one hand and baked goods in the other is a leisurely pursuit that we look forward to with anticipation. These times, however, are far from ordinary. Rather than sit at home and cry into their (probably homemade) pillows, the crafty folk behind the much-loved design market have done what they do best and got a little creative to bring you Finders Keepers At Home. If you still have a calendar (optimism, we love to see it!) go ahead and book out June 19 to 21 because you won't want to miss a minute. more