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

The sun is finally out, just in time for the weekend! Best we make the most of it. Lucky for us, from Thursday May 26 to Sunday May 29 there is plenty to do in Brisbane – you can celebrate community at a fun-filled street fiesta, eat your way through Brisbane's bug and oyster trail, discover a rising songstress or play after dark at an illuminated art show. Here's our pick of some of the best things to do this weekend ... more

Music
Kickstart your summer with Calvin Harris and Megan Thee Stallion at Festival X
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Kickstart your summer with Calvin Harris and Megan Thee Stallion at Festival X

While our winters in Australia may be milder than most, many of us still spend the cooler months patiently counting down to the glorious warmth of long summer days. Not only does summer bring picture-perfect escapes at the beach and a constant excuse to cool down with ice-cream or sneaky beverage, but it also welcomes a jam-packed festival schedule. The summer of 2022 is set to take festivals to another level, as international acts are finally ready to travel back to our shores and share their music with Aussie fans. Festival X is no exception to this rule, as organisers bring an epic line-up of electronic and hip hop artists to the Gold Coast as part of the five-show national tour. more

Exhibitions
Painting, sipping and clay play – delve deeper into the Indigenous Art Program with this series of free events
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Painting, sipping and clay play – delve deeper into the Indigenous Art Program with this series of free events

With upwards of 60,000 years of history on the land we call Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people carry a rich and storied cultural heritage that has been passed down for generations through art and storytelling. Celebrating First Nations artists and their depth of culture, the Indigenous Art Program brings these stories of truth, strength and determination into our streets and laneways, showcasing works in Brisbane’s sprawling Outdoor Gallery. From May 7 to August 7, you can discover the OUTstanding exhibition, which showcases new and existing artworks from 12 emerging and early career artists. Through large-scale banners, light boxes, projections, walking tours, workshops and more, the 2022 program acknowledges our unsung Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heroes and speaks to unresolved issues, conciliation and truth-telling in this country. To help you navigate… more

Dance
Let loose and show off your moves at Metro Arts' Mad Dance Festival 2022
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Let loose and show off your moves at Metro Arts’ Mad Dance Festival 2022

While we may cut shapes at house parties and have the occasional boogie whilst bar hopping, most of us are in no way professional-level dancers (sorry in-denial amateurs). If you want to see some of the pros step up to the plate with their ace freestyle moves, then groove on over to Mad Dance Festival 2022. This celebration of Queensland’s street-dance scene will see some of the best local b-boys, and b-girls, poppers, lockers and hip-hop heavy-weights congregate for one big dance party. more

Community
Ben Lee, tastebud-tantalising bites and Bluey – the ultimate guide to Teneriffe Festival
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Ben Lee, tastebud-tantalising bites and Bluey – the ultimate guide to Teneriffe Festival

The momentous occasion is near – Teneriffe Festival will be descending upon Vernon Terrace in just two short weeks! Bringing with it a bevy of brews, bites, beats and feel-good vibes, the street-wide fiesta is set to be one fun-filled day out. So you know what to do this Saturday May 28, we have curated the ultimate Teneriffe Festival guide. Here are our must-do picks ... more

Food
A huge vegan market is coming to Portside Wharf
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A huge vegan market is coming to Portside Wharf

Cupcakes, cookies, burgers, loaded fries, pizza, fudge – these are some of the mouth-watering plant-based bites you can devour at the QLD Vegan Markets. Coming to Portside Wharf for the first time ever this June, these jam-packed markets promise a day full of flavourful vegan fare, locally made treasures and top-notch vibes. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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Music
Rising music star Jess Hitchcock set to dazzle in Songs that Made Me concert
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Rising music star Jess Hitchcock set to dazzle in Songs that Made Me concert

First Nations performer, composer and singer-songwriter extraordinaire Jess Hitchcock is one to watch in the Australian music scene. Her stunning voice has seen her take the stage with homegrown music legends Paul Kelly and Kate Miller-Heidke. Later this month, Jess is performing a collection of songs that celebrate her storied career so far in Songs that Made Me, another must-see concert in Opera Queensland's bewitching 2022 season. more

Community
A swarm of illuminated bees is coming to West Village
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A swarm of illuminated bees is coming to West Village

Whether it’s the humble European honey bee, the hard-working Australian native bee or their other high-flying friends, bees are extremely vital for the preservation of our fragile ecosystem. In recognition of the importance of bees and their role in keeping our planet healthy, our favourite little honey-makers and super-important pollinators have a national day of recognition – World Bee Day. This year's World Bee Day falls on Friday May 20 and to celebrate, West Village is welcoming a bee-centric installation into its midst from acclaimed Australian visual-design masterminds Dead Puppet Society. On top of this, the precinct is hosting an un-bee-lievable selection of free activities throughout May. Here’s all of the buzz-worthy news … more

Exhibitions
Glow-in-the-dark gardens, flavourful food-truck fare and DJs at dusk – all of the must-do events happening at Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside
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Glow-in-the-dark gardens, flavourful food-truck fare and DJs at dusk – all of the must-do events happening at Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside

This month, Brisbane will be soaked in a rainbow of colour thanks to Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside, which is coming to the City Botanic Gardens from May 20–29, 5:00–10:00 pm. As the sun sets over the city skyline, this open-air exhibition will light up the park with a plethora of colourful projections and immersive installations. Upping the ante will be a range of twilight tours, after-dark entertainment including live beats and food trucks, and a kid-friendly art trail. Here's our pick of Botanica's must-do happenings ... more

Food
Noods by night – Brisbane Night Noodle Markets presented by Citi set to return this June
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Noods by night – Brisbane Night Noodle Markets presented by Citi set to return this June

It's been a few years between serves of bao, chargrilled chicken skewers, flying noodles and twisted potatoes, but after a pandemic-induced hiatus it seems like the Night Noodle Markets is finally making its return to Brisbane. For 12 nights from Wednesday June 15 until Sunday June 26, the City Botanic Gardens will be filled with the seductive smells of street food from some of the country's most beloved vendors. more

Food
Celebrate producers, growers and flavour-makers at this year's Scenic Rim Eat Local Week
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Celebrate producers, growers and flavour-makers at this year’s Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

A self-guided tour of the Scenic Rim is one of our favourite ways to spend a spare weekend, but a visit becomes essential when Scenic Rim Eat Local Week rolls around. There's simply no better time to cruise inland and take in the natural splendour of the region, as that's when the growers, artisans and culinary wizards put on a show for the entire state to enjoy. This year's program boasts everything, from bush tucker cooking workshops, cocktails with camels and long lunches to paddock feasts, beer- and banter-filled brunches, and wintertime harvest festivals. The 11th annual Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is running from Saturday June 25 to Sunday July 3 – here's what's on the cards ... more

Theatre
To be or not to be – Queensland Theatre's Bernhardt/Hamlet mixes Shakespeare with the satirical
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To be or not to be – Queensland Theatre’s Bernhardt/Hamlet mixes Shakespeare with the satirical

When it comes to the entertainment scene, Brisbane is making up for lost time. While the last couple of years have seen empty theatres and sad-looking stages, 2022 seems to be bursting at the seams with must-see theatre, glorious gigs and unmissable events. One show that's worth pencilling in your calendar is Bernhardt/Hamlet, a play coming to Queensland Theatre this autumn from May 28 to June 18. Imaginative, hilarious and hard hitting, this play is for both Shakespeare fans and those who are keen to enjoy a dose of immersive theatre. more

Exhibitions
The free Indigenous art exhibition popping up in spaces and places in The City
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The free Indigenous art exhibition popping up in spaces and places in The City

Australia’s First Nations people are the longest continuing culture on the planet. As our country’s very first storytellers, it is important to pay attention to what Indigenous Australians have to say – and what better way to learn and appreciate culture than through the medium of art? Brisbane City Council’s Outdoor Gallery is set to spotlight promising emerging and early career First Nations artists from Saturday May 7. Here's a taste of what you can expect to see around The City ... more

Community
Australian Wearable Arts Festival
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Strut your stuff – the Australian Wearable Art Festival is back in all its avant-garde trashion glory

Have you ever looked at a floral arrangement or a solitary piece of rubbish floating in the breeze and thought, "Wow, that would make a stunning outfit"? Perhaps you are just captivated by all things fashion, from the humble little black dress to the Met Gala's over-the-top extravagance. Either way, if you feel divinely inspired at the thought of throwing together a creative ensemble and crave the opportunity to sit front row at a catwalk, get excited because the Australian Wearable Art Festival is coming to the Sunshine Coast on May 21. more

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QLD Garden Expo
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Green thumbs up for this plant-filled weekend on the Sunshine Coast

If you've spent the last two years fostering a healthy obsession with plants and all things gardening, then boy, do we have some news for you. From July 8–10, the Sunshine Coast is playing host to the who's-who of Aussie gardening at the Queensland Garden Expo! To help you get your green thumb ready for three plant-packed days of soil-enriched gardening goodness, we've curated a jam-packed itinerary that will tantalise your taste buds and give you a much-needed breath of fresh air as you escape the city and let Mother Nature give you some love. more

Theatre
Part show, part bar, 100-percent magic – Maho Magic Bar is here to surprise and delight your senses
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Part show, part bar, 100-percent magic – Maho Magic Bar is here to surprise and delight your senses

Pick a card, any card. Remember the number, now put it back in the deck ... while we have no idea what card you pulled out, we can point you in the direction of some fine magicians that will wow you with plenty of close-up magic tricks and leave you rubbing your eyes in wonder. If you like your cocktails served with a side of magic and neon-lit charm, then pull up a seat at the Maho Magic Bar and prepare for a night that will surprise and delight your senses. Straight from the streets of Tokyo, the Magic Makers from Maho Magic Bar are hitting the Gold Coast for a limited time and are ready to serve up delicious drinks and mystifying magic tricks. more