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Gin buses, tastebud-tantalising fare and eye-catching art – the ultimate guide to Teneriffe Festival
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Gin buses, tastebud-tantalising fare and eye-catching art – the ultimate guide to Teneriffe Festival

We've finally arrived at the momentous occasion – Teneriffe Festival is descending upon Vernon Terrace this weekend! 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 October 23, we have curated the ultimate Teneriffe Festival guide. Here are our must-do picks ... more

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Dancing in the dark and sun-soaked yoga sessions – five ways to get active this spring
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Dancing in the dark and sun-soaked yoga sessions – five ways to get active this spring

With summer coming up, now more than ever is prime time to get into a regular fitness regime. No matter if you're a gym junkie, beginner exerciser or a couple-of-times-a-week active person, working out is made easier when it's fun. Before you fork out on pricey exercise classes, we think you should take advantage of the Medibank Feel Good Program. Back for another two-month stint from October 4 to December 4, these free outdoor classes are the perfect way to soak up the spring weather and get fit as a fiddle while you're at it. Here's some of our personal favourite sweat sessions to take part in ... more

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Movies and mouth-watering fare – Dine with Dendy at Portside Wharf
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Movies and mouth-watering fare – Dine with Dendy at Portside Wharf

Organising date night, especially if it's a mid-week meet-up, can be a tricky task to please both parties. If a visit to the cinema and a flavoursome feast by the river is you and your partner's dream date, then you'll be pleased to learn that Portside Wharf is serving this up in spades thanks to its Dine with Dendy deals. Read on to find out how you can make the most of your cinema experience at the waterfront precinct ... more

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Champagne gardens, bee hives and beauty lounges – all of the must-experience Shop BNE City events
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Champagne gardens, bee hives and beauty lounges – all of the must-experience Shop BNE City events

Attention fashionistas, foodies and beauty aficionados! From September 24–26, you'll have the opportunity to shop more than 70 exclusive offers from The City's most exciting brands during the Shop BNE City weekend! Not just a weekend of sizzling sales, event-goers will also be treated to a ripper selection of activations that will be popping up across the three days – from Chandon gardens and treat-filled hives to beauty lounges filled with free goodie bags. more

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Plant markets and jazz concerts – all of the bloomin' great events happening this spring at Roma Street Parkland
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Plant markets and jazz concerts – all of the bloomin’ great events happening this spring at Roma Street Parkland

It's time to wake up and smell the flowers – spring has arrived! With the weather finally starting to warm up and the city coming alive with colour, now is the perfect time to pack your picnic basket and head to Brisbane's lushest spot, Roma Street Parkland. It's here where you will find free live gigs, food trucks, guided tours, plant markets and blooms aplenty. With the park celebrating 20 years of flora-filled history, 'tis the season to revisit the beloved sub-tropical wonderland. more

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Petal power – our top five things to check out at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
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Petal power – our top five things to check out at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

There's no finer way to welcome in spring than with a trip to the vibrant city of Toowoomba for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, which continues to bloom in its 72nd year. Fabulous flora, foodie fun and fantastic tours line this year's carnival, which will be taking over The Garden City from September 1–30. So you know what to pack your calendar with, we have curated our top five events to check out – from dog-friendly dates and food-and-wine fiestas to grand floral parades and pub tours. 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 three main hubs including Burleigh Heads, 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

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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

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Calling all night owls – enjoy Brisbane after dark with these twilight activities
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Calling all night owls – enjoy Brisbane after dark with these twilight activities

Whether you love hanging out under the stars, dinner dates are your favourite activity or you moonlight as a vampire (hey, who are we to judge?), Brisbane offers plenty to do after the sun sets. If you're looking to witness how the city sparkles after dark (that's not from the inside of a bar), we have done the hard yards for you and rounded up some super-fun nighttime activities – from jam-packed food markets to twilight kayaking tours. more

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Join literary icon Kate Morton for a captivating evening of conversation at Museum of Brisbane
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Join literary icon Kate Morton for a captivating evening of conversation at Museum of Brisbane

If you've ever browsed the fiction section of your local bookstore, you've most likely set your eyes on a copy (and probably taken home) of one of Kate Morton's novels. Avid readers are well acquainted with Kate's literary prowess, with her critically acclaimed titles The Lake House, The Distant Hours and The Clockmaker's Daughter filling a spot on many book shelves around the world. Now, one of Australia’s biggest literary exports is back in our river city for a very special conversation at Museum of Brisbane on Friday April 30, and you could say we're more than just a little bit excited. more

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Wacky trivia, weird experiments and wonderful gigs await inside World Science Festival Brisbane's The Nucleus
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Wacky trivia, weird experiments and wonderful gigs await inside World Science Festival Brisbane’s The Nucleus

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're well aware (and very excited) that World Science Festival Brisbane is returning to Queensland Museum from March 24–28 for five days of experimental magic. Just a short stroll from the museum is where curious minds will come across The Nucleus, a lounge-room-meets-laboratory that will be full to the brim with brain-tingling happenings. Here's a closer look into some of the weird and wonderful events that will be popping up inside the festival's designated hang-out spot ... more

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It's our birthday – and you get the presents! Win the ultimate Winston Quinn Gin party pack to celebrate nine years of The Weekend Edition
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It’s our birthday – and you get the presents! Win the ultimate Winston Quinn Gin party pack to celebrate nine years of The Weekend Edition

The day was March 8, 2012. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, Brisbane was thriving – and we welcomed The Weekend Edition to the world. It's been a non-stop nine years since – we've uncovered hundreds of new restaurant openings, attended countless events, launched The Pop-Up Hotel, collaborated with some incredible local businesses, even survived a pandemic – and there's still so much to come. But we don't need to tell you all of this. You know The Weekend Edition, you love The Weekend Edition, so on our ninth birthday we want YOU to get all of the presents! To celebrate nine delicious and exciting years of The Weekend Edition in Brisbane, we've teamed up with our pals at Winston Quinn Gin to give one lucky reader the ultimate party pack. more

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Snap that flower field pic at Sunshine & Sunflower Day
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Snap that flower field pic at Sunshine & Sunflower Day

When life deals you a drought, grow sunflowers and they will come. This is what a farming family in Kalbar has done, and the result is a one-day celebration of flowers and family-friendly fun. Gather your gang and get ready to go road-tripping on Saturday March 27, and make sure to stop and smell the, uh, sunflowers at the inaugural Sunshine & Sunflower Day. more

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QAGOMA will get your motor running with these high-octane motorcycle events
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QAGOMA will get your motor running with these high-octane motorcycle events

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably well aware that our little river city has become a mecca for all things motorcycle these past few months. It's all thanks to QAGOMA's world-exclusive The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire exhibition, which is showcasing the art, design and history of the iconic two-wheeled vehicle. Now, the gallery is cranking up the momentum on this awe-inspiring spectacle and is introducing a roster of virtual events, an outdoor festival and an evening full of tales from the road. more

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Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate Lunar New Year in Brisbane
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Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate Lunar New Year in Brisbane

One of the best parts of living in Australia is the huge mix of cultures that we have going on here. Many other countries have brought their customs and celebrations to our shores, giving us even more reasons to learn about and appreciate our global community. One of the most significant events on the world calendar is Lunar New Year, a time when people from Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese backgrounds celebrate the lunar calendar ticking over into a new year. Come Friday February 12, we will officially welcome the Year of the Ox – here are the best places around Brisbane to celebrate. more

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Super-cute date ideas to impress your crush this Valentine's Day
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Super-cute date ideas to impress your crush this Valentine’s Day

Loved up couples, listen up! Valentine's Day has finally arrived, with the romantic occasion landing in our hot little hands this Sunday February 14. Whether you plan on spending it with your special someone, a single mate or you've accidentally scheduled a Tinder date (whoops, good luck buddy) we've got a few activities up our sleeves that are sure to impress. Here are some out-of-the-box date-night ideas for this Valentine's Day when a dinner and movie just won't cut it ... more