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

Folks, the year is steamrolling along at a cracking pace. The birds are swooping, the days are longer and the humidity is gradually rising, so you should embrace this last window of pleasantness before this city descends into a melting ball of sweat. From Instagram-worthy dessert exhibitions to dedicated beer festivals, we’ve tracked down the best things to do in Brisbane on the September 20–23 weekend. more

Food
Brisbane’s first-ever bug and oyster trail brings a touch of the Sea to the City
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Brisbane’s first-ever bug and oyster trail brings a touch of the Sea to the City

One of the best things about a coastal jaunt is undoubtedly the food – there’s nothing quite like enjoying the freshest seafood that the ocean has to offer. If you’ve been craving a taste of the good stuff, we have news that is going to make your mouth water – Brisbane City is getting its own pop-up dining trail dedicated to bugs and oysters! Stretching along City Reach, Sea to the City is a dedicated alfresco food trail popping up on Sunday October 7 to deliver a seafood feast to the heart of The City. more

Food
Sun, surf and cinema – the Noosa International Film Festival brings a wave of talent to the coast
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Sun, surf and cinema – the Noosa International Film Festival brings a wave of talent to the coast

When it comes to the Sunshine Coast, movies probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind – try beaches, bushwalks and laid-back vibes. It turns out that film culture is alive and well on the coast, as a thriving community event returns for its third outing to celebrate the region’s love of all things to do with the big screen. Running across multiple venues from October 25–28, the Noosa International Film Festival is a jewel in the crown of the Sunshine Coast’s cultural calendar bringing cinematic gold from all around the world. more

Design
Keys to the city – Brisbane Open House unlocks the most fascinating spots around town
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Keys to the city – Brisbane Open House unlocks the most fascinating spots around town

Brisbane may be a relatively young city, but that certainly doesn’t mean we don’t have our fair share of amazing architecture. From the old hidden nooks to the jaw-dropping feats of modern engineering, there are plenty of amazing buildings in Brisbane that have plenty of stories behind them. If you’ve always wanted to know a little more about the build world around you, Brisbane Open House will quench your desire. Mark October 13–14 in your diary and prepare to unlock the secrets you didn’t know our city had. more

Food
That’s a paddlin’ – fill your cup at Beer InCider Experience’s huge fifth instalment
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That’s a paddlin’ – fill your cup at Beer InCider Experience’s huge fifth instalment

If there’s one thing us Australians are known for, it’s a love of beer. While the international stereotype may relegate us to Fosters-swilling bogandom, we know the truth – our country is chock-full of damn good brewers who are passionate about making the best brews around. If you froth over the good stuff, be sure to mark September 21 and 22 in your calendar because the Beer InCider Experience is back at the Brisbane Showgrounds … and its bringing way more than just suds. more

Film
Camera ready – Brisbane International Film Festival releases tickets and full program
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Camera ready – Brisbane International Film Festival releases tickets and full program

Cinephiles, your time has come – the dates have dropped and we’ve been given a couple of irresistible samples, but now the Brisbane International Film Festival is well and truly ready to go. A massive program announcement and ticket release have just taken place, so it’s time to start saving those dates and locking in spots at the most coveted events before they sell out. more

Food
The free pop-up party series celebrating spring with cocktails and prizes
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The free pop-up party series celebrating spring with cocktails and prizes

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – springtime in Brisbane is pretty much the greatest time of year. As well getting to swan around outdoors in the perfect weather, our cultural calendar really kicks into overdrive (looking at you, Brisbane Festival). As the days get longer and the nights grow balmy, we’ve found the perfect way to celebrate – with Spring Time Drinks. Taking over Treasury Brisbane every Friday in September, this pop-up party series is bringing a little something extra. more

Community
Yasss kweens! King Street celebrates equality with three weeks of festive fun
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Yasss kweens! King Street celebrates equality with three weeks of festive fun

Last year marked a pretty momentous occasion in Australian history – our (frankly useless) government asked us if same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, and because we’re not a pack of animals we voted yes to love. This rainbow-coloured victory is something to be celebrated, which is why the legends at King Street have decided to throw a three-week-long party in conjunction with Brisbane Festival. Love is King will take over the street from September 8–29 bringing fun, feasting and loads of amorous activities with it. more


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Literature
Last-minute literature – the must-see Brisbane Writers Festival events you can still get tickets to
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Last-minute literature – the must-see Brisbane Writers Festival events you can still get tickets to

Calling all movers, shakers, thinkers and lit-lovers – the Brisbane Writers Festival is rolling into town with a huge roster of guests and activities that will make your brain melt and your heart sing! Some of the world’s most brilliant minds will be congregating to share their wisdom, but don’t fret if you haven’t snapped up tickets just yet – we’ve whipped up a little list of amazing events that still have some spots available. more

Exhibitions
Archibald artists assemble for the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize
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Archibald artists assemble for the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize

In the world of art, there are certain names that come with an automatic sense of wonder – we’re talking your Glover, Archibald, Wynne and Sulman types. These prestigious awards are a true indicator of enormous talent, boundless imagination and dedication to the craft … and a whole host of winning artists are bringing their works to Brisbane as part of the legendary Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize. more

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Brisbane Billykart Championships bring a rush of adrenaline to the young (and young at heart)
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Brisbane Billykart Championships bring a rush of adrenaline to the young (and young at heart)

When it comes to old-school fun, the art of the billycart is hard to beat. The time-honoured tradition of building your own vehicle from scratch and challenging your mates to a rollicking roll down the nearest slope of any kind is such a wholesome activity. You may think that this hobby is a forgotten pastime, but this isn’t the case – the Brisbane Billycart Championships are returning to the Carindale Recreation Reserve on Sunday September 9 to bring a dose of adrenaline to the Green Heart Fair. more

Theatre
What a knockout! Homegrown hit Prize Fighter returns to Queensland
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What a knockout! Homegrown hit Prize Fighter returns to Queensland

Fighting is a deeply personal business. Whether you’re exchanging barbs with a sibling, standing up for justice or stepping into a boxing ring, all fights have one thing in common – the strength they require. We’re not just talking about throwing a punch – all real fights call upon your deepest reserves of mental fortitude. Smash-hit production Prize Fighter proves this sentiment in spades, heading to the Logan Entertainment Centre for two rounds on September 13 and 14. more

Community
Triple threat – a huge festival is coming to launch The Valley's newest laneway
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Triple threat – a huge festival is coming to launch The Valley’s newest laneway

Anyone who frequents Fortitude Valley (or just generally has their finger on the pulse of cool stuff) would know that the laneways are where it’s at. The beloved Bakery and Winn Lanes have long been go-to locations to scout the best of Brisbane – from food to fashion, these hotspots are loaded with local gems worth your attention. The Valley is about to welcome a brand-new laneway into its fold, and the powers that be have decided to celebrate by throwing one hell of a party. The Hidden Lanes Festival is taking over town for one day only on Saturday October 13, uniting the three locations to showcase our city’s secret charms. more

Food
Feast on the freshest fare at the first-ever Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival
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Feast on the freshest fare at the first-ever Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival

Here in Brisbane, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to epicurean events. While most of the big names tend to set up centrally year after year, it’s time for the Bayside to shine with the arrival of the first-ever Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival. Sweeping over the Redcliffe Foreshore on September 8–9, the free-entry two-day festival will give you the chance to explore the best bites, brews and entertainment across a great range of formats. more

Dance
Queensland Ballet delivers a heady dose of fairytale magic with Cinderella
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Queensland Ballet delivers a heady dose of fairytale magic with Cinderella

When you think about classic fairytales, it makes sense that they are so perfectly suited to the realm of ballet – the whimsy, beauty and fantasy of these timeless tales lend themselves so well to the genre. One of the world’s most beloved stories is coming to QPAC this September, when Queensland Ballet brings its stunning rendition of Cinderella to the stage. more

Community
Five in five – our top picks from every day of Valley Fiesta
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Five in five – our top picks from every day of Valley Fiesta

Folks, the time is almost upon us – the hotly anticipated Valley Fiesta is back in town and sticking around for an extra few days of goodness. For the first time in its inception, the Fiesta will be spreading its program of live music, art, theatre, immersive experiences and parties across five jam-packed days. There’s so much to see and do that we thought we’d give you a helping hand sorting through it all – from tropical rooftops to laneway shindigs, we’ve picked our must-dos at Valley Fiesta for every night of the week. more

Theatre
Fire walk with them – five stars of Twin Peaks are coming our way for an in-conversation series
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Fire walk with them – five stars of Twin Peaks are coming our way for an in-conversation series

There are two types of people in the world – those who love Twin Peaks and those who just don’t get it. Jokes aside, David Lynch’s bizarre mystery-horror series was a seriously iconic staple of 1990s television. The story of special agent Dale Cooper investigating the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer gripped an entire generation, and went on to retain its status as a cult hit that still holds relevance today. Good news for fans – Brisbane is about to get a true taste of Twin Peaks when a selection of the stars land at Eatons Hill Hotel on Sunday August 26 for a scintillating conversation session. more

Comedy
Back with a bang – Brisbane Festival delivers the goods with its sizzling 2018 selection
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Back with a bang – Brisbane Festival delivers the goods with its sizzling 2018 selection

Folks, spring has almost sprung and it’s bringing a little something special with it – we’re talking Brisbane Festival, baby! Come September 8, our fine city will be overflowing with a selection of local and international entertainment that will make your head spin. From circus and cabaret to top live bands and immersive theatre, the festival brings together the best of the arts scene for your enjoyment – so you’d better get out there and lap it up. Mark September 8–29 in your diary and start planning your hit-list, because this one’s going to be a doozy. more

Film
Breaking the fourth wall – the virtual reality film festival putting you in the movies
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Breaking the fourth wall – the virtual reality film festival putting you in the movies

Have you ever watched a movie that gripped you so much that you felt like you were almost right there in it? 3D films have long given us a taste of the more interactive movie experience, but we’ve found something that takes this immersion to the next level. The Australian Virtual Reality Film Festival is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse from August 22–26 to bring fantasies to life, giving viewers the chance to totally engage themselves in another world like never before. more