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

This weekend marks the beginning of a new season (hello, Autumn!), and our city is jam-packed with happenings to celebrate. There's wine festivals, sheep-filled circus shows, huge plant sales, live music and much more. Read on for a few ideas on what you can get up to over the next few days ... 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

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Grow your green thumb at West Village's gardener workshop
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Grow your green thumb at West Village’s gardener workshop

If one of your New Year's resolutions was to cultivate a green thumb and tend to your garden with some extra attention, then we know of a workshop that you should add to your calendar. On Saturday February 27, West Village is digging up a wealth of plant knowledge to deliver a class that will leave you with some Costa-level gardening skills. more


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Wisdom, wonder and wild experiments – World Science Festival Brisbane reveals its jam-packed 2021 program
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Wisdom, wonder and wild experiments – World Science Festival Brisbane reveals its jam-packed 2021 program

After spending a lot more time indoors last year tackling some science experiments of our own (banana-bread making counts, right?), you could say we are more than ready to let the professionals teach us a thing or two. Put aside the bunsen burners but not your childlike curiosity, folks, as World Science Festival Brisbane returns to Queensland Museum from March 24–28 for five days of pure wonder. Through thought-provoking conversations with iconic scientists, huge inner-city spectacles and engaging demonstrations, you'll discover how the world works in ways you never knew. more

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These glow-in-the-dark SUP tours are your next nighttime adventure
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These glow-in-the-dark SUP tours are your next nighttime adventure

The Gold Coast's picture-perfect beaches, scenic waterways and sandy stretches offer a wide variety of water-based activities. There's surfing, kayaking, swimming and for the folks that just like to relax, cat-napping in the sun. If you're searching for something a little bit different to get up to during your free time, we have found one recreational enterprise that will blow your socks off (quite literally, because you won't need them) – glow-in-the-dark SUP tours. more

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Get moving and groovin' with free fitness classes at West Village's Wellness Week
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Get moving and groovin’ with free fitness classes at West Village’s Wellness Week

"New year, new me" is a mantra we usually tell ourselves to help us hop on the health bandwagon come January 1. The beginning of the year is typically filled with plenty of exercise classes, green juices and trying to avoid anything that contains too much sugar. Though, usually by mid-January, our will power starts to slip (and so do our hands into a bag of chips). To help you keep the momentum going, West Village has partnered with Goodlife Health Clubs Australia for a Wellness Week filled with fun workouts and nutritional workshops – from bootcamp and yoga to informational sessions and beyond. The bonus? It's all free! more

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Shop under the stars (and whales) at BrisStyle's local maker markets this Christmas
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Shop under the stars (and whales) at BrisStyle’s local maker markets this Christmas

If the thought of hitting the shops during the festive season is daunting, don’t worry – you’re not alone. So you can get a head start on slipping some presents beneath the Christmas tree, BrisStyle markets has two jam-packed shopping events coming up – The BrisStyle Handmade Markets and the BrisStyle Twilight Markets. Boasting handmade goodies, unique treats and live entertainment, yule love what these local maker markets have in store ... more

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Carols, outdoor cinemas and spectacular light shows – the festive Christmas events taking over Brisbane
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Carols, outdoor cinemas and spectacular light shows – the festive Christmas events taking over Brisbane

It's nearly time to drag the tree (and the copious amounts of tinsel) out of storage, start shopping for gifts and planning who's going to pick up the ham – Christmas is just around the corner! The festive season is a magical time in Brisbane when our city comes alive with vibrant events to celebrate. From family-friendly carols to screenings of your favourite Christmas classics, we’ve found the top things happening during Christmas in Brisbane across the city. more

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Bag a bargain at Pacific Fair's hot-as-heck Black Friday sales
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Bag a bargain at Pacific Fair’s hot-as-heck Black Friday sales

There's no feeling quite like bagging a bargain. It's a sense of smugness wrapped in satisfaction – you know what we're talking about. If you too love scoring a saving, go ahead and clear your calendar from Friday November 27 to Monday November 30 because the annual Black Friday sale is happening at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and trust us when we say, it's going to be big. more

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Score a hole-in-one at Redcliffe's new underwater entertainment oasis Undersea Putt & Play
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Score a hole-in-one at Redcliffe’s new underwater entertainment oasis Undersea Putt & Play

Have you got a passion for putting? Do you love a good game of mini golf? Fancy yourself a Happy Gilmore wannabe? You're in luck putt putt enthusiasts, as a new mind-bending course has just opened its doors for your gaming pleasure. Grab your pals and prepare to test your putting skills – Redcliffe's brand-new deep-sea-themed course, Undersea Putt & Play, has arrived. more

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Start drafting your wish list – Shop BNE City has dropped its sizzling array of offers
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Start drafting your wish list – Shop BNE City has dropped its sizzling array of offers

It's that time of year again – the weather is starting to warm up, the florals are blooming and our favourite stores are filled with new-season fashion pieces that are just waiting to find a home in our wardrobes. If you need to elevate your springtime aesthetic with a shopping spree, then pencil Friday October 30 into your diary, as that's when Shop BNE City kicks off its legendary weekend-long festivities. more

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Celebrate spring with these bloomin' great happenings at Portside Wharf
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Celebrate spring with these bloomin’ great happenings at Portside Wharf

Can you believe we are already more than halfway through spring? To celebrate the arrival of warmer weather, Portside Wharf is blooming with seasonal deals and special offers across its shopping and dining precinct. Whether you want to catch up with your friends over a cocktail (or two), indulge in a little retail therapy or dine by the riverside, the Hamilton hub has got all of this and more from Thursday October 22 to Tuesday November 3. more

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Shop BNE City is back with shopping steals, pool parties and retro-inspired airport bars
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Shop BNE City is back with shopping steals, pool parties and retro-inspired airport bars

Grab your reusable shopping bags and comfy strolling shoes – the Shop BNE City weekend is back and better than ever! Taking place for one weekend only from Friday October 30 until Sunday November 1, this shopping bonanza is set to take over Queen Street Mall with bargain buys, pool parties, champagne picnics and Pan Am-esque airport bars. Dive in below for a sneak peek of what's on offer ... more