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

We don’t mean to alarm you but this weekend marks the final days of autumn. If this news has you positively shaken, we have the remedy – distracting yourself with all of the amazing things happening in Brisbane this weekend! From chicky nug festivals to cheesy laneways and sexy boylesque, we’ve found the best things happening around town on the May 24–27 weekend. 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 Musgrave Park and the newly renovated Greek Club from May 19–20, Brisbane’s biggest celebration of Greek culture will fill your belly and warm your heart. more

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Take it back to Expo '88 with this public art trail full of festival throwbacks
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Take it back to Expo ’88 with this public art trail full of festival throwbacks

The year 1988 was a huge one for Brisbane for many reasons, but there is one event that positively impacted our city in ways that our people had never experienced before – we’re talking World Expo '88. The enormous festival was a catalyst for change across Brisbane’s entire cultural landscape, putting us on the world map as a place worth seeing. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of World Expo '88, Brisbane City Council has taken the existing World Expo '88 Public Art Trail and elevated it to a whole new level. more

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The Pop-Up Hotel is back … and you can win a night!
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The Pop-Up Hotel is back … and you can win a night!

You may have seen The Pop-Up Hotel before – a luxurious bell tent in the middle of Brisbane Festival, on the sandy shores of Kirra at Bleach* Festival, or smack-bang in the middle of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. As its name implies, The Pop-Up Hotel can pop up anywhere at any time ... and this May it's bringing a whimsical night of luxury to Death Valley Fun Camp. more

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Good morning, sunshine – how to get into riding to work
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Good morning, sunshine – how to get into riding to work

For many people, the daily commute to work is at least a bit of a drag. Whether you’re perfecting your car karaoke during a peak-hour traffic jam or doing your best impression of a sardine on the train, these aren’t exactly ideal day-starting situations. Ever watched people breeze past on bikes on their way to the office and thought it looks pretty dreamy? You would be right – no gridlock, some fresh air, a few extra dollars in the pocket and a good workout sounds like a sweet deal to us. If you’ve thought about riding to work but didn’t know where (or how) to start, we’ve teamed up with Cycling Brisbane, an initiative of Brisbane City Council, to get you prepped for the two-wheeled way to travel. more

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Our top five highlights for week two of Festival 2018 Brisbane
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Our top five highlights for week two of Festival 2018 Brisbane

It's all happening – we are currently in the thick of the thrilling Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games! While the sporting action is taking place down south between April 4–15, Brisbane certainly isn't missing out – the city is buzzing with a stellar program of world-class events and live entertainment thanks to Festival 2018. For 12 huge days, the city is coming alive for an arts and culture extravaganza and best of all – it’s entirely free. Last week we rounded up some of our must-sees for the opening week, so we thought we'd help out again with some guidance. Here are our top picks for Week Two of Festival 2018 in Brisbane, from Monday April 9 to Sunday April 15. more

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Our top five highlights for week one of Festival 2018 Brisbane
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Our top five highlights for week one of Festival 2018 Brisbane

It's official – the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games have arrived! While most of the action is taking place down south between April 4–15, Brisbane will still be buzzing with a stellar program of world-class events and live entertainment thanks to Festival 2018. For 12 huge days, the city will come alive for an arts and culture extravaganza and best of all – it's entirely free. Here are our top picks for Week One of Festival 2018 in Brisbane, from Wednesday April 4 to Sunday April 8. more

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Who run the world? WOW at Festival 2018 celebrates females in all of their forms
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Who run the world? WOW at Festival 2018 celebrates females in all of their forms

Although there is still a long way to go in the fight for equality, it’s always nice to look around and take stock of the progress that has been made. Between same-sex marriage laws getting passed and the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements taking off, there is a global conversation happening around the subject of gender – particularly in regards to breaking down conventions and entering a brave new world where women speak up, stand out and have equal footing. Coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse on April 6–8, Women of the World at Festival 2018 (or WOW if you’re feeling cheeky) is a three-day celebration of everything it means to be a woman in this modern world. more


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Young hearts run free – how to celebrate during Brisbane Youth Week
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Young hearts run free – how to celebrate during Brisbane Youth Week

Folks, National Youth Week is almost upon us – it’s a time for the young (and the young at heart) to celebrate all of the amazing things that the next generation of Brisbane adults are getting up to. Youthfulness is all about innovation, invigoration and fun – who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? Whether you’re heading along yourself, have your own offspring you need to entertain, or have a younger sibling you could be spending more time with, Brisbane Youth Week is a perfect opportunity to connect with your more playful side. more

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Festival 2018 – the free arts and culture festival hitting Brisbane for the Commonwealth Games
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Festival 2018 – the free arts and culture festival hitting Brisbane for the Commonwealth Games

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might be aware that a little old event called the Commonwealth Games is happening really soon. If you’re a Brisbane dweller, you might be feeling a sense of FOMO creeping up on account of our southern neighbours on the Gold Coast getting all of the hosting glory. Fear not, friends – Brisbane is getting in on the action with a huge roster of events running parallel to the Games! Festival 2018 is coming to Brisbane from April 4–15 to connect Brisbane to the exciting happenings of GC2018 – all without having to leave the city. more

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Second time around – here’s the rescheduled BrisAsia events you can catch this weekend
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Second time around – here’s the rescheduled BrisAsia events you can catch this weekend

When we mentioned that a Lunar New Year Rooftop Party was coming to town as part of the BrisAsia Festival, you guys got all kinds of excited. It was a huge bummer when the event was called off due to extreme weather last weekend, but we were offered almost instant relief with the announcement that the event was moved to this Saturday March 3. The Sunnybank cinema rooftop will be transformed into a bright and bold celebration of all things Asian – think delicious food and drink, live music, entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display all inspired by traditional Lunar New Year festivities. Another big BrisAsia Festival event that copped the wrath of some nasty weather was Kisaragi Sai and its accompanying kite procession as part of the Kite Wishes Project. This Saturday is our chance at a do-over, with the Roma Street Parkland playing host to the Japanese cultural festival. Two… more

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The round-up: Brisbane's best trivia nights
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The round-up: 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 spot from our comprehensive list 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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Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Brisbane
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Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate the 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 16, we will officially welcome the Year of the Dog – here are the best places around Brisbane to celebrate! more

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Explore dumpling days, powder parties and cosplay culture during BrisAsia Festival
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Explore dumpling days, powder parties and cosplay culture during BrisAsia Festival

When it comes to cultural melting pots, they don’t get much bigger than Asia. This massive continent is home to some of the world’s most ancient civilisations, not to mention a large chunk of the population, so it makes sense that there are boundless cultural influences. From the climate to the cuisine, there are huge variations across the many countries that call Asia home – and that’s what makes it so exciting to explore. From February 10 to March 4, our city will come alive with the sights, sounds, tastes and experiences of Asia for the BrisAsia Festival. From cosplay to dumpling days and even live comedy, Brisbane is about to get a true taste of both traditional and contemporary Asian culture. more

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Laid back local vibes abound for Australia Day at South Bank
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Laid back local vibes abound for Australia Day at South Bank

Let’s get right to the point – Australia is a really awesome place to live. We have an amazing climate (heatwaves notwithstanding), some of the most stunning scenery in the world, and a unique cultural tapestry that draws upon both our history and diversity. All of these elements combine to make our home something to be truly proud of – so why not take a day off to celebrate? On Friday January 26, South Bank’s Australia Day festivities will be in full swing with the fun and good vibes flowing in abundance. more

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Believe it – Cher to headline the 40th anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party
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Believe it – Cher to headline the 40th anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party

If we could turn back time, we would have loved to be present for the very first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 1978. In its 40-year history the rainbow celebration of all things LBGTQI has hosted an array of incredible acts and activists, including George Michael, Village People, Cyndi Lauper and Kylie Minogue, so it makes sense that it's 40th anniversary party be headlined by a true gay icon. Are you strong enough to handle this? You better believe it, the rumours are true – performing this year's Mardi Gras Party is the mononymous queen herself, Cher. more

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Get on up – the Medibank Feel Good Program is back to get you in shape
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Get on up – the Medibank Feel Good Program is back to get you in shape

It’s decided – we’re leaving lethargy back in 2017 where it belongs. The year that is 2018 is all about discovering our best selves, and we can’t think of a better way to get started than by getting active. The Medibank Feel Good Program is back again to give us the encouraging kick in the bum we need. Shake your groove thing and get toned for free – your body (and soul) will thank you. more

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Time to folk around – the Woodford Folk Festival returns to entertain and inspire
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Time to folk around – the Woodford Folk Festival returns to entertain and inspire

If you haven’t been to the Woodford Folk Festival, it’s almost impossible to describe it to someone else. Every year on the day after Boxing Day, tens of thousands of people flock to the paradise of Woodfordia to indulge in a constant stream of pure magic in the form of music, live art, performances, debates and more, coming together as a mini-community until it all culminates on New Year’s Day. The all-encompassing vibe may sound like a bit of a stretch, but believe us when we say this is one journey you need to take at least once in your life. more

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Jingle all the way to the ‘burbs – Christmas events happening around Brisbane
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Jingle all the way to the ‘burbs – Christmas events happening around Brisbane

Now that December has rolled around, our festive sensors have gone into maximum overdrive. The Myer Christmas windows are up, the giant tree in King George Square has been illuminated and we can hear carols around every corner we turn. Why should inner-city folk have all the fun? There are a number of awesome community Christmas events happening around Brisbane’s suburbs this year, so with some help from Brisbane City Council we’ve rounded up a few that you should pop on your list. more

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Add a touch of waterfront luxe to your festive season with A Sanctuary Cove Christmas
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Add a touch of waterfront luxe to your festive season with A Sanctuary Cove Christmas

When it comes to Christmas, Sanctuary Cove certainly doesn't do things by halves. The thriving precinct already has a reputation for throwing some sterling seasonal celebrations, so it comes as no surprise that the return of A Sanctuary Cove Christmas was something we keenly marked in our calendars. From Monday December 11 to Friday December 15, the luxury master-planned community will be overtaken with jolly vibes and loads of free family-friendly fun. more