Sip champagne trackside at The Beach Club pop-up
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Sip champagne trackside at The Beach Club pop-up

This summer, you're invited to sip free-flowing Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial trackside at the Aquis Park Home of the Gold Coast Turf Club over two big days of glamour and racing on January 4 and 11. The Beach Club is guaranteed to be the hottest ticket in town, keen to know more? Read on!  more

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

In the wise words of Nelly, it's getting hot in here and even though it's not officially summer yet, it sure as hell feels like it with all of the amazing events happening across this fine city of ours! From boozy first birthday parties, saucy NSFW shows and fanciful feasts to gigs galore, we've round-up some of the city's top happenings from November 21–24. more

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Christmas in Brisbane brings magic, wonder and free fun this festive season
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Christmas in Brisbane brings magic, wonder and free fun this festive season

The tinsel is out of storage, the ornaments are polished and the oven is prepped at a perfect pavlova-cooking temperature – we think it’s safe to say that the festive season has well and truly arrived! Christmas in Brisbane is truly a magical time where our city comes alive to celebrate in a uniquely Australian way – after all, who needs snow when you have sand? From enchanted gardens to festive beats, we’ve found the best things happening during Christmas in Brisbane across The City, South Bank and Roma Street Parkland. more

Food
Buon appetito! Salumi Sagra returns with another authentic Italian feast
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Buon appetito! Salumi Sagra returns with another authentic Italian feast

It’s important to take the time to stop and smell the salumi. Day to day, a busy lifestyle can mean the closest you get to a culinary experience is nibbling a breakfast bar in peak hour traffic. The busy person’s version of an Italian feast? A late-night takeaway pizza. Here’s where Salumi Sagra steps in, with a flavourful five-course Italian lunch to remind us what authentic Italian cooking tastes like. So slow down and plate up on Sunday November 17 at West Village – your taste buds will thank you later. more

Community
It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas – Carols in The Common is coming to West Village
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It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas – Carols in The Common is coming to West Village

Door-to-door Christmas carolling is a tradition beloved by our friends in the Northern Hemisphere. If a snow-lined street filled with groups of merry carollers doesn't warm you with Christmas cheer, we don't know what will. Unfortunately, Brisbane's balmy festive-season weather doesn't usually encourage streets filled with a chorus of Christmas tunes. This is why outdoor carol performances are so magical – they’re held in the cool of night and there’s no walking involved or knocking on stranger’s doors. On the evening of Wednesday December 4, Opera Queensland will host Carols in The Common at West Village for all of your summer-suitable carolling needs. more

Community
A breakfast to break the cycle of domestic and family violence in Queensland
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A breakfast to break the cycle of domestic and family violence in Queensland

Everybody knows somebody. Domestic and family violence is an issue that is familiar to far too many Australians. The Queensland Government’s newly instated Not Now, Not Ever. Together. initiative aims to educate and empower community and corporate groups to act against this violence. On the morning of Friday November 22 at the Plaza Ballroom, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, guests are invited to join together to share a meal and a common goal – to end this violent epidemic. more

Music
Shake it up – the beloved Valley Fiesta returns as a year-long weekly event series
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Shake it up – the beloved Valley Fiesta returns as a year-long weekly event series

If you’re a Brisbane local who loves a bit of live music, arts and culture action, odds are you would be familiar with the beloved Valley Fiesta. This annual affair has seen many evolutions over the years, going from a one-off street party through to a festival that celebrates and champions our city’s amazing arts scene. Well folks, the Valley Fiesta is back – just not as you know it. It has now been extended into a series of year-long weekly pop-ups to keep the good times rolling well into the rest of the year and beyond. more

Exhibitions
Explore and celebrate the vital element of Water at GOMA'S latest exhibition
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Explore and celebrate the vital element of Water at GOMA’S latest exhibition

Water, it's the key to sustaining all forms of life on Earth but have you ever stopped to appreciate how utterly amazing water is? This summer, you're invited to do just that at the brand new Water exhibition at Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, the collection highlights the precious resource and promises to spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges we face today.  more


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Exhibitions
Murderous musicals, sexy festivals and Bris-triv – the best events in Brisbane this November
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Murderous musicals, sexy festivals and Bris-triv – the best events in Brisbane this November

Holy Moses, folks – in true blink-and-you’ll-miss-it fashion, this year seems to have come and gone faster than a one-legged man in a kicking contest. We’re just about to tick over into another month and ramp up the pre-Christmas preparations, but don’t let the impending festive season stop you from sussing out all of the non-tinselled fun that our city has on offer this month. From murderous musicals to sexy festivals and even some Bris-centric trivia, here are some unmissable events happening in Brisbane this November. more

Markets
Spread the local love and hit up Brisbane’s best Christmas markets
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Spread the local love and hit up Brisbane’s best Christmas markets

As much as getting presents is a total treat, the real joy of Christmas is the giving part. However, the giving part can get tricky when you don’t know where to start. Allow us to give you a tip – shop local and handmade! Buying from Christmas markets pretty much generates nothing but positives – you get to pick up unique things that your friends and fam will love, as well as supporting local creatives with your patronage. If you’re searching for presents with a little more heart this year, save this round-up of Brisbane’s best Christmas markets and cross some names off your nice list. more

Community
We’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever … again!
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We’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever … again!

Ready for a little black magic? We’ve been brewing up something special just for you … think spooktacular treats, ghoulish tricks and a heck of a hunt! We know how much you love it, so we’re launching our biggest giveaway ever … again! That’s right witches, our annual Trick or Treat scavenger hunt is back, and this year there are some seriously wicked treats coming your way! more

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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween events and parties
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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween events and parties

As citizens of the southern hemisphere, it can sometimes feel like we miss out on the spooky spirit of Halloween. That’s totally bogus! Who doesn’t love an excuse to don a costume and get freaky? Here at The Weekend Edition we are all about fun and we’ll take it any way we can. From wear-your-brown-pants VR experiences to the craziest dress-ups, we’ve shined a torch on all of the best Halloween parties and events happening in Brisbane this year. more

Food
Sample your way around our country’s finest culinary creations at the Good Food & Wine Show
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Sample your way around our country’s finest culinary creations at the Good Food & Wine Show

Let’s be honest – tasting something delicious for the first time is up there with one of life’s greatest pleasures. The thrill of finding flavours that really resonate with you is pretty much unparalleled, which is what makes the Good Food & Wine Show the equivalent of Christmas morning for adults. Returning to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from October 25–27, this culinary who’s who brings together a travelling road show of some of the best producers around the country for the pleasure of your tastebuds (and curiosity). more

Community
Triple threat – Hidden Lanes Festival celebrates all of The Valley's foodie, fashion and cultural gems
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Triple threat – Hidden Lanes Festival celebrates all of The Valley’s foodie, fashion and cultural gems

Brisbane’s laneway scene just keeps going from strength to strength (Melbourne who?), and one of our biggest assets when it comes to this indie culture and ethos is Fortitude Valley. Known to many as a party and nightlife capital, our beloved Val has a whole heap more going on – thanks in large part to its famous bustling laneway precincts. On Saturday October 26, these nooks and crannies will join forces for the Hidden Lanes Festival, a massive free celebration of all things art, food, music, fashion and entertainment. more

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Trackside tinsel – ring in the silly season with a race day to remember
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Trackside tinsel – ring in the silly season with a race day to remember

Folks, we are galloping towards the end of the year at an absolutely cracking pace – before you know it, Christmas will be here and we’ll be scrambling to find a free date to catch up with our nearest and dearest. If you’ve been looking to lock down a date to get your gang together before the madness of the festive season really kicks off, we have the answer – make tracks to the Tattersall’s Celebration Season Race Day, taking over Doomben Racecourse on Saturday November 23. more

Theatre
2020 vision – La Boite Theatre reveals its fearless and provocative season program for next year
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2020 vision – La Boite Theatre reveals its fearless and provocative season program for next year

Let’s be honest – 95 years is a bloody long time to be doing anything, let alone in the often-fickle and ever-changing arts scene. The local legends at La Boite Theatre have been champions of fearless and unforgettable storytelling for almost a century, and throughout that time have managed to represent the adventurous and alternative while always keeping things fresh. Coming into 2020, you’d best believe that this team of creative wizards has pulled out all the stops to assemble a program that kicks serious ass – including two world premieres, one Australian premiere and the return of a family favourite. more

Food
Swine, steins and schnitties – where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Brisbane
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Swine, steins and schnitties – where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Brisbane

If you’ve noticed a sudden spike in the amount of people getting around in dirndls and lederhosen, we can assure you it’s not something in the water – it’s Oktoberfest season, baby! Despite the fact that we are nowhere near Germany, us Australians love to get amongst the spirit of the traditional European holiday – hey, if there’s beer, pretzels and schnitzels involved, we’re all in! We’ve scouted around to find the best Oktoberfest celebrations happening in Brisbane this year, so raise your stein and get ready to party. more

Music
Let’s get weird – The Flaming Lips bring iconic album The Soft Bulletin to the stage for one night only
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Let’s get weird – The Flaming Lips bring iconic album The Soft Bulletin to the stage for one night only

The word ‘prolific’ can tend to get thrown around when it comes to musical output, but one band that has truly earned this adjective is The Flaming Lips. From humble beginnings in Oklahoma way back in 1983, the band has continued to shock, surprise and innovate over the course of its 36-year tenure in the often-fickle music scene. Amongst The Flaming Lips’ wildly experimental (yet always entertaining) catalogue lies The Soft Bulletin, the band’s beloved 1999 album that saw them break through to a whole new audience. To celebrate the album’s 20th birthday, The Flaming Lips are coming to The Fortitude Music Hall to play a one-off show on Saturday September 28 – and you’re going to want to be there. more

Kids
Let your littles get hands-on with Island Fashion at QAGOMA
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Let your littles get hands-on with Island Fashion at QAGOMA

If you are a parent or a carer, you understand all too well how challenging it can be to constantly find activities to entertain and stimulate small people with even smaller attention spans. Well, we hear you. Allow us to introduce you to the Island Fashion installation at the Children's Art Centre at QAGOMA. more