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Love you, Brisbane – how to support local post-iso (and score all of the perks)
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Love you, Brisbane – how to support local post-iso (and score all of the perks)

We haven't been able to wine, dine, shop, gather with mates and experience our city the way we usually love, with our favourite places forced to temporarily close their doors earlier this year. Thankfully, things are well on their way back to a sense of normality – meaning our beloved Brisbane City is in action once again. The City’s restaurants, bars, shops and destinations that we’ve missed so much are back in business and ready to help us make up for lost time – they’re even offering some pretty amazing deals to welcome us back. So if you're itching to get out as much as we are, we’ve thrown together a little itinerary to help you support local businesses and fall in love – all over again – with Brisbane City. more

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

This week welcomes another lifting of restrictions – yippee! The easing restrictions that form part of Stage Three will be brought forward to this Friday, which will see the 20-person limit be lifted at pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes – meaning it'll be easier than ever to visit our favourite dining destinations around Brisbane. So you know the best places to venture to and the most rad things to try out with your slightly upped sense of freedom, we've rounded up the best stuff happening in and around our city this weekend. From cheese-wheel pasta-making classes and at-home aperitivo hours to laneway markets and award-winning musicals, here's our pick of what to do this weekend. more

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A beautiful bee installation featuring some crazy critters is flying into West Village
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A beautiful bee installation featuring some crazy critters is flying into West Village

Following West Village's month-long celebrations featuring an un-bee-lievable selection of free online activities to commemorate World Bee Day, the little creatures are making yet another appearance in the form of a very special installation from the creative minds behind Dead Puppet Society. Flying into West Village later this month, The Hive Mind will see a giant kinetic bee sculpture plus some more crazy critters take over the West End retail and residential hub. Sound cool? You'll be able to set your pretty peepers on this larger-than-life artwork sooner than you think ... more

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Parlez-vous français? Learn the language of love with Alliance Française's online classes
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Parlez-vous français? Learn the language of love with Alliance Française’s online classes

Life in quarantine has led many of us to seek out new hobbies and learn new skills – from monkeying around with banana bread (hopefully not the burnt kind) and finding new muscles during at-home yoga classes. Alongside self-isolation baking and bootleg sweat sessions, intellectual endeavours – such as learning a new language – has also proved popular among the masses. With so many foreign tongues to choose from, one that continues to challenge new learners is the language of love aka French. Whether you're planning to visit the Eiffel Tower once travel restrictions have eased, want to add a new skill to your resume or even learn as a party trick to show off to your friends – grasping the beautiful language of France has just been made easier with Alliance Française's online classes. Perfect for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners no matter what age, these online… more

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Take a virtual trip through our land down under – Tourism Australia presents Live from Aus
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Take a virtual trip through our land down under – Tourism Australia presents Live from Aus

Travelling is a bit of a sore spot right now – overseas trips are currently a no-go and even interstate travel is still banned – but that won't stop us from planning our next holiday. Set to inspire some serious domestic wanderlust, Tourism Australia has curated an entire weekend – aptly named Live from Aus – of exclusive access to some of the most awe-inspiring travel experiences Australia has to offer. So tune in from Saturday May 16 to Sunday May 17 to enjoy some dead-set amazing travel content – think iconic Aussie landmarks, award-winning restaurants, cuddly koalas and workouts with Chris Hemsworth's trainers. more

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West Village is buzzing with online activities to celebrate World Bee Day
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West Village is buzzing with online activities to celebrate World Bee Day

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 Wednesday May 20 and to celebrate, West Village has created an online hub dedicated to all things bees, butterflies and nature. Flying onto West Village's website from May 1–31, Village Bees is a month-long celebration featuring an un-bee-lievable selection of free online activities. From live tours inside a bee hive to honey-filled recipe tutorials, bee-friendly gardening tips and kids craft activities – West Village's calendar is buzzing with plenty of… more

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Starry, starry night – a trail of Halley’s Comet will sizzle across Brisbane’s night sky early tomorrow morning
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Starry, starry night – a trail of Halley’s Comet will sizzle across Brisbane’s night sky early tomorrow morning

While most of us are still self-isolating at home wondering what day it is and what we are going to do next, one thing is certain – this quarantine period has gifted us with an abundance of celestial treats. April dazzled us with early morning meteor showers and a (albeit anticlimactic) super moon, and now May is set to step up to the plate with another sparkly astronomical event. In the wee hours of Wednesday May 6, ancient debris from Halley’s Comet will sear across Brisbane’s night sky, in a meteor shower set to thrill Southern Hemisphere stargazers. more


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The round-up: quiz the night away with these top-notch virtual trivia sessions
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The round-up: quiz the night away with these top-notch virtual trivia sessions

With our usual go-to spots to grab a cold one and partake in a round of pub trivia now temporarily closed, our favourite watering holes have passed the baton onto virtual trivia – your new quiz-time obsession. A good way to test your brain, catch up with mates and really, a way to pass the time, virtual trivia is fast becoming a favourite quarantine activity for the self isolated folk (which is all of us). So gather up your quick-thinking crew and have a go at one of the below virtual trivia sessions. Buzzers at the ready! more

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Commemorate Anzac Day with a virtual trip to Anzac Square Memorial Galleries
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Commemorate Anzac Day with a virtual trip to Anzac Square Memorial Galleries

This Anzac Day will look very different to previous years. Typically crowded dawn services have been cancelled due to coronavirus lockdowns, morning marches have been canned too and unfortunately, our veterans won't be able to swap stories over a cold one at their local RSL. However, communities still find a way to come together during tough times and, this year, early risers will commemorate our veterans with driveway dawn services, The Last Post played in lounge rooms and virtual commemorations. Since we will be stuck at home this Anzac Day, State Library of Queensland is encouraging the community to use this newfound spare time to jump on to Anzac Square Memorial Galleries online. more

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Stay connected (and entertained) with free online activities from virtual event marketplace Socially
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Stay connected (and entertained) with free online activities from virtual event marketplace Socially

With most of us clocking about a month of self isolation as well as working from home, you've most likely realised the ups and downs of working remotely. The positives? Living in sweats, more spare time and getting to curate the playlist everyday. Though negatives (which can sometimes eclipse the former) include missing work mates, distractions that lead to low productivity and the occasional memory lapses leading to us question "what day is it?". Enter Socially, the new virtual event marketplace with a mission to prevent the effects of social isolation and remote work through hosting positive virtual events. Helping to keep us mentally and physically healthy, as well as connected to our mates, Socially partner with local businesses to set up, run, promote and manage the engaging virtual events. From dog shows to dance classes and much more, one thing Socially guarantees is that you'll… more

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Going a bit stir-crazy? West Village is here to help with a bunch of boredom-busting online events
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Going a bit stir-crazy? West Village is here to help with a bunch of boredom-busting online events

As the coronavirus crisis rolls on, indoors activity ideas are dwindling. To help cure your case of cabin fever – and because they know you can't come to them – the team at West Village is bringing its event calendar to you. The precinct has introduced a new online cultural hub featuring free, informative and entertaining activities to be enjoyed from the comforts of home. Available to access through its website, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channel, West Village's activities will help keep your mind occupied, body limber and little ones busy. From daily children's activities to keep young creative minds stimulated, to health and wellness tutorials, gardening tips and tricks and more, here's what's coming to a screen near you via the creative folks at West Village. more

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Remote reading – Brisbane City Council brings your local library to your lounge room
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Remote reading – Brisbane City Council brings your local library to your lounge room

With all this new-found spare time, there has never been a better opportunity to dive into a new read. Your local library may be temporarily closed, but that doesn't mean you can't start ticking books off your reading list! Whether you want to bury yourself into a new-release paperback, munch on some popcorn whilst watching your favourite rom-com or you're keen to learn a new language, Brisbane City Council is bringing the library (including resources like books, movies and music) right to your living room – and better yet, it's all for free! more

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Put those thinking caps on – test your knowledge from home with Isolation Trivia
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Put those thinking caps on – test your knowledge from home with Isolation Trivia

Who doesn't enjoy a good game of trivia? Whether your knowledge is in movies, sport, music, geography or those out-of-the-box math questions that almost no one can ever answer correctly, a mid-week round of head-scratching questions is fun for the whole gang. Unfortunately, with many venues forced into closure and everyone advised to self distance, your mid-week cogitating congregation has most likely been canned. Never ones to say no to a challenge, the crew from Man vs Bear have come up with a solution in the form of Isolation Trivia – Live Streamed from Lockdown, so you can now get your quiz on from home (for free!). All you have to do is virtually gather your quick-thinking team mates, tune in and get ready to dominate. more

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Each for equal – where to celebrate International Women’s Day in Brisbane
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Each for equal – where to celebrate International Women’s Day in Brisbane

Round up your favourite female-supporting friends – International Women’s Day is nearly upon us! Taking place on Sunday March 8, this worldwide celebration shines a light on the awesome achievements of ladies from all corners of the globe and calls on everyone to rally for change to achieve gender equity. So you can celebrate girl power in all its multi-faceted glory, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest events happening around Brisbane from thought-provoking seminars to charity long lunches and wellness workshops. more

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The round-up: get quizzical at Brisbane's best trivia nights
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The round-up: get quizzical at Brisbane’s best trivia nights

If you’ve ever found yourself sitting on the couch watching The Chase and thought the questions weren’t that hard, you might want to consider joining a trivia team. The high-stakes world of pub trivia is one of the most entertaining ways to spend a weeknight, with just about every night of the week boasting a trivia night somewhere. Not only is trivia sociable, entertaining and good for the brain, it is also a relatively inexpensive way to spend an evening. Simply pick a location from our comprehensive list of Brisbane's best trivia spots and then all you'll need to do is come up with a cool team name! Might we suggest Quizteama Aguilera, Risky Quizness or Trivia Newton John? more

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Where breaststroke meets the beach – go the extra length at Noosa Summer Swim
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Where breaststroke meets the beach – go the extra length at Noosa Summer Swim

Slap on some sunscreen, grab your togs and stretch out those legs – Noosa Summer Swim is taking to the open ocean this weekend from Saturday February 1 to Sunday 2. The weekend-long festival takes over Noosa's Main Beach, offering distances for every ability, from junior events to the 5-km Noosa Grand Prix where seasoned swimmers can push their limits alongside Australian swimming champs. To quote a wise yet forgetful fish, "just keep swimming". more

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Riverside discos, backyard barbecues and brewery tours – where to make the most of your Australia Day long weekend
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Riverside discos, backyard barbecues and brewery tours – where to make the most of your Australia Day long weekend

We’re just going to put it right out there – there are many things we want to celebrate about Australia (especially after such a difficult start to 2020), but January 26 doesn’t represent an inclusive day for everyone. The Weekend Edition team fully supports changing the date of Australia Day to a day that every Australian can enjoy, bringing us together in a celebration of the mateship, unity and multiculturalism that make our country great. We hope that this change will take place in the not too distant future, but until then there are plenty of fun events that you can take advantage of on the Australia Day long weekend to celebrate all of the things that make Australia such a fantastic place to live – from Sunday sessions filled with iconic Australian anthems to Hottest 100 shindigs and sausage sizzles by the riverside. We kindly ask that you remember to take a moment this… more

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Dumplings, dragon dancers and street parades – where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Brisbane
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Dumplings, dragon dancers and street parades – where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Brisbane

A welcome addition to the start-of-year calendar, the annual Chinese New Year festivities celebrate the turn of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar and bring bright lights, delicious cuisine and lion dancing to our great city. This year we welcome the Year of the Rat with plenty of celebrations running from late January all the way through to mid February. If you are keen to check out some action-packed events, we’ve rounded up all the colourful festivities taking place in and around Brisbane. more

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Breakdancing comps, cosplay parties and bustling night markets – BrisAsia Festival is back for another entrancing year
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Breakdancing comps, cosplay parties and bustling night markets – BrisAsia Festival is back for another entrancing year

Pals, it's that time of year again – one of the city's most exciting cultural events, BrisAsia Festival, is back! From February 1 to February 29, our city will come alive with the sights, sounds, tastes and experiences of Asia. From breakdancing competitions to sunset concerts and bustling night markets, Brisbane is about to get a taste of both traditional and contemporary Asian culture. more