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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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


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Inclusivity icon Sinéad Burke announces her first Australian visit for RESORT
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Inclusivity icon Sinéad Burke announces her first Australian visit for RESORT

Attention all trendsetters and trailblazers – James Street RESORT, one of Brisbane's most anticipated celebrations of cutting-edge culture, is set to return on October 10–12. The team behind the annual event series has revealed the first of its esteemed guests, announcing that disability advocate and activist Sinéad Burke will make her first (and only) Australian appearance at RESORT this year. more

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What’s on this Ekka eve and public holiday
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What’s on this Ekka eve and public holiday

There are so many things to love about the Ekka – the food, the animals and the rides are right up there, but it’s the public holiday that we’re most grateful for. If you’re not up for braving the crowds at the showgrounds on Wednesday August 14, we’ve whipped up a little list of things that are happening around town on the public holiday and the night before – you get a sleep-in, after all … more

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The Locals Panel Series returns to examine food choices and eco eating
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The Locals Panel Series returns to examine food choices and eco eating

A few short months back, Brisbane's dining scene was put under the spotlight as a panel of our city's culinary best dissected everything from review aggregators to the future of fine dining. June saw a collection of Brisbane-based designers gather to go into detail about how they built a sustainable business on their terms. Last month, several forward-thinkers dug deep into the world of slow fashion and sustainable style. On Wednesday August 28, The Locals Panel Series returns for the fourth and final event of 2019. This time, we're double dipping back into the realm of food, pivoting our point of focus to shine a light on the environmental impact of our food choices and how we can eat healthier, smarter and more sustainably. more

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The Ekka returns with strawberry sundaes, dagwood dogs and all of the agriculture
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The Ekka returns with strawberry sundaes, dagwood dogs and all of the agriculture

The great state of Queensland quite simply has loads of things to be proud of. XXXX Beer, Savage Garden, the Story Bridge and Bundaberg Rum have all earned us some serious bragging rights, but there is one thing that makes our hearts swell with pride for the rich culture we have cultivated – the Royal Queensland Show (or the Ekka, as its more affectionately known). This year the show steamrolls ahead into its 142nd year (seriously, the only thing that’s stopped it since its inception have been the Spanish influenza and World War II), returning to its home turf of the Brisbane Showgrounds to celebrate the best of Queensland. more

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Alice Nightingale | The Locals Panel Series | The Weekend Edition
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Sustainability and style – The Locals Panel Series talks fashionable forward thinking

In May, some of Brisbane’s finest culinary minds dispensed their foodie wisdom. In June, a panel of awe-inspiring artisans delved into the inner-workings of the design world. This month, some of our city’s sharpest sartorial figures will gather to talk about the current state of style – from giving fast fashion the flick to making a sustainable statement. On Wednesday July 24, The Locals Panel Series gets suited and booted for a forum on fashion, featuring conversation between beloved designers, stylists and members of the fashion media. more

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Travel back in time at this fun, free and family-friendly historian festival
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Travel back in time at this fun, free and family-friendly historian festival

As much as living in the current age has its perks, sometimes slowing down and looking to the pages of history can teach us a thing or two. From the way we played through to the music we enjoyed, it can be both fun and enlightening to look back on times gone by for entertainment, inspiration and good old-fashioned curiosity. The Young Historians Festival is a free event happening at Newstead House on Sunday July 7 as part of the Lord Mayor’s Children’s Concert Series, bringing a taste of the past to the current generation. more

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The Locals Panel Series returns to discuss all things design
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The Locals Panel Series returns to discuss all things design

In early May, foodies flocked to The Bromley Room #2 at West Village to hear some of Brisbane’s finest culinary minds discuss the state of the city’s dining scene and the future of food. Now, the most creative cats in the River City will be gathering on Wednesday June 19 for the second edition of The Locals Panel Series to talk about breaking into the world of design, honing their craft, and building a future on their terms. more

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Skating At Festival brings snow, sleds and après ski vibes to King George Square
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Skating At Festival brings snow, sleds and après ski vibes to King George Square

It is an irrefutable fact that Brisbane winters are an absolute delight. We would never ever complain about our amazingly comfortable season, but sometimes we can’t help but wonder what it would be like if our town went all frosty on us – kind of like how Ariel had a sweet life under the sea but craved a taste of that land-based life. Well the good news is we don’t have to go making a shady deal with a sea witch to quell our curiosity and desire – Skating At Festival has returned to bring a heady dose of après ski vibes to King George Square from June 21 to July 15. more

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Gather your gold coins for the Sunnybank $2 Food Trail’s lucky eighth year
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Gather your gold coins for the Sunnybank $2 Food Trail’s lucky eighth year

The award-winning Sunnybank $2 Food Trail is back and ready to take your tastebuds on an Asian foodie adventure, when more than 45 Sunnybank restaurants and outlets will serve up an array of mouth-watering $2 mini dishes. Take a journey around Asia with Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Taiwanese and Hong Kong cuisines. We’re talking crispy pork noodles, mouth-watering pan-fried dumplings, fresh sushi, chicken katsu, bubble tea, delectable hot cakes and beef pho noodle soup – there truly is something for all taste buds! more

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Brisbane City Council's Green Heart Fair returns for its 10th year
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Brisbane City Council’s Green Heart Fair returns for its 10th year

There is no doubt Brisbane has been taking steps towards better practices to reduce the effect of our collective eco-footprint. We’ve seen plastic straws banned along with the growth of reusable coffee cups and shopping bags, which is a great start to what we hope will be an ongoing global effort to make a change. This year Brisbane City Council is celebrating ten years of Green Heart Fair, our city’s biggest sustainability festival. Join the free festival on Sunday June 2 at 7th Brigade Park to celebrate the growth of Brisbane’s growing green thumb and learn more tips and ticks to ensure a bright future for our city. more

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Fun, food, fashion and family vibes – the winter race day shaking up its offering
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Fun, food, fashion and family vibes – the winter race day shaking up its offering

The world of racing can seem kind of regimented from the outside – you’ve got horses, suits, fancy frocks and flowing wine, but what else? It’s definitely not the sort of event you usually turn to for a family day out … or is it? Once again, Tattersall’s Racing Club is proving that you don’t have to stick to tradition to have a good time. Its annual Tiara Race Day is galloping into the Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday June 22 to bring food, fashion, fierce competition and family-friendly vibes all wrapped up in one huge day. more

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Party like a demigod when Paniyiri Greek Festival returns
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Party like a demigod when Paniyiri Greek Festival returns

Brisbane, the time is almost here – the haloumi is sizzling, the honey puffs are getting dusted with sugar and the zorba lines are approaching at a rapid pace. That’s right, Paniyiri Greek Festival is back! Returning to its spiritual home of Musgrave Park and The Greek Club from May 18–19, Brisbane’s biggest celebration of Greek culture will fill your belly and warm your heart. more