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

Let’s not beat around the bush here – it is Splendour weekend. If you are among the lucky punters heading off to have the nicest time ever, congratulations. While the rest of us plebs may not be witnessing the world’s hottest ginger doing his thing down in Byron, we actually have heaps to look forward to, thank you very much. From oodles of noodles to retro parties and even old mate Neil DeGrasse Tyson, we’ve rounded up the best things to see and do in Brisbane on the July 20–23 weekend. more

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Celebrate local living and community vibes at the Teneriffe Festival
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Celebrate local living and community vibes at the Teneriffe Festival

July is a great month for a lot of reasons – winter days full of crisp air and sunny skies, officially marking the halfway point of the year and of course, the Teneriffe Festival sets up shop. This social calendar highlight celebrates everything we know and love about one of Brisbane’s (technically) newest suburbs, bringing together delicious food, awesome entertainment and a wholesome sense of community. Mark your diary for Saturday July 1 because it’s going to be one delight of a day. more

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Snow, skates and sleds return to King George Square for the new Skating At Festival
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Snow, skates and sleds return to King George Square for the new Skating At Festival

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 has a sweet life under the sea but craves 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 – the beloved Winter Festival has undergone a makeover and re-emerged as the Skating At Festival, bringing a heady dose of après ski vibes to King George Square from June 16 to July 9. more

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Winter wonderland – how to embrace the new season with Brisbane City Council’s LIVE Guide
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Winter wonderland – how to embrace the new season with Brisbane City Council’s LIVE Guide

Time is zooming past us this year at a rate akin to one of those scenes in a movie where everything is on hyper-fast forward and things get blurry. The distinct chill in the air points to the indisputable fact that it is winter, which is a pretty excellent time to be hanging out in Brisbane. Our amazing climate means that we can get around outdoors but there are still plenty of chances to rug up and snuggle once the evening rolls around. Make the most of the new season by taking advantage of Brisbane City Council’s LIVE Guide – we’ve taken the liberty of picking our top five events for the winter. 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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Show your true Queensland colours – the Maroon Festival brings us fun, food and footy
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Show your true Queensland colours – the Maroon Festival brings us fun, food and footy

Some things are just so Brisbane it hurts – if you know what we mean when we refer to Milton mangoes and the Brown Snake, you’re on that serious sunshine state level (just FYI, we’re talking about XXXX and the Brisbane River in case you didn’t know). Another thing that gets Queenslanders seriously fired up is a little sports match called the State of Origin, so if you’re a fan then you should probably be sitting down to read this – for the first time ever, we are getting an all-in celebration dedicated to everything Queensland and rugby league! The Maroon Festival will be hitting the South Bank Parklands from May 28–31, bringing with it a wave of fun, food and (of course) footy. more

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Hell(enic) yeah – Paniyiri returns to bring us a big taste of Greek culture
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Hell(enic) yeah – Paniyiri returns to bring us a big taste of Greek culture

Regardless of where you come from in the world, there is one event on Brisbane’s cultural roster that gets everyone super excited year after year. After all, how is it possible to resist the combination of drinking, dancing and more food than should possibly be consumed in one sitting? When it comes to celebrating culture, the Greeks have got it going on – strap yourself in for the 2017 edition of the Paniyiri Greek Festival, returning to Musgrave Park and The Greek Club on the May 20–21 weekend to bring a hefty dose of joy to town. more


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Max out your long weekend vibes with eats and beats at the Stones Corner Festival
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Max out your long weekend vibes with eats and beats at the Stones Corner Festival

Who doesn’t love a good street party? The combination of delicious food, flowing beverages and some killer live tunes is not only a sure-fire winner in the fun stakes, but also a great way to get out and celebrate the community spirit that Brisbane is so well-known for. When it comes down to it, these events are best left to the professional party people – those with a reputation for creating good vibes. The Stones Corner Festival returns on Sunday April 30 for an all-in fiesta that will be taking over the hub of the suburb, sprawling through the streets to bring you the best that Brisbane has to offer. more

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Tinnies and two-up – where to commemorate ANZAC Day in Brisbane
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Tinnies and two-up – where to commemorate ANZAC Day in Brisbane

Whether it’s listening to the stirring tones of a bugler playing ‘The Last Post’ at dawn or knocking back a quiet cold one, there are many ways to commemorate the legacy of ANZAC Day. Falling on Tuesday April 25 this year, the public holiday does not fall into a long weekend, but there are still a number of venues putting on special events for the occasion. From two-up and tinnies to big bands and bikkies, we’ve tracked down the best places to pay your respects this ANZAC Day. more

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Big Gay Day returns for its 17th year to slay us with superstars
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Big Gay Day returns for its 17th year to slay us with superstars

Usually stereotypes surrounding the queer community are the absolute worst, but there is one universal law that we can acknowledge with our hands over our hearts as being true – these folks know a thing or two about throwing a party. This fact is why regardless of sexual orientation or identification, Big Gay Day has become one of the most hotly anticipated street festivals on Brisbane’s social calendar. The event returns to its spiritual home of The Wickham this Sunday March 12 to prove that Brisbane’s heart and soul is painted with every colour of the rainbow. more

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Max out your March: our top five from Brisbane City Council's LIVE guide
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Max out your March: our top five from Brisbane City Council’s LIVE guide

March in Brisbane is a magical time, mostly due to the fact that we can wave goodbye to crippling heatwaves and usher in the blessedly cooler weather. There’s a certain electricity in the air – everyone is full of optimism as we prepare for balmy days and nights exploring the best of what the City has to offer. From swoon-worthy singers to international festivals, we’ve picked our top five events from Brisbane City Council’s LIVE guide this month – all free of charge, of course. more

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We’ve just launched another huge giveaway game – just because we love you
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We’ve just launched another huge giveaway game – just because we love you

The look of love is in our eyes and we're looking right at you, dear readers. It's true – we really, truly love you. That's why from February 14 – Valentine's Day, in case you forgot – until Thursday February 16, we're showering you with gifts. Forget the mushy cards and long-stemmed roses, we're giving you the opportunity to take part in another huge giveaway game so you can share the love. more

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Explore and embrace Asian culture with Brisbane City Council’s LIVE program
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Explore and embrace Asian culture with Brisbane City Council’s LIVE program

We may be at the tail end of summer, but by no means is Brisbane cooling off. Our fair city has gotten a whole lot spicier since BrisAsia Festival has been heating up the streets with a range of shows, workshops, activities and food (of course). February is set to be a killer month – Brisbane City Council’s LIVE program has everything from cool tunes to delicious food all ripe for your discovery. We’ve picked some of the best events from the program for you to check out – be sure to bring an open mind and an empty stomach! more

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The round-up: where to celebrate Chinese New Year in 2017
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The round-up: where to celebrate Chinese New Year in 2017

Just when we were resigned to the back-to-work doldrums after the dizzying fun of the festive season comes another reason to fill up our social calendars. The annual Chinese New Year celebration is one of the most vibrant events to take place across the world, celebrating the turn of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar. This year we celebrate the Year of the Rooster with celebrations spanning late January to mid February. If you are keen to take in the action this time around, we’ve compiled a handy list of festivities taking place across Brisbane. more

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The round-up: where to celebrate Australia Day in 2017
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The round-up: where to celebrate Australia Day in 2017

These days it’s pretty difficult to pin down what makes someone a quintessential Australian. Our increasingly diverse population is one of the things that makes Australia so vibrant, but it also makes it tricky to define what it is to be ‘true blue’. One thing we think Australians of every walk of life appreciate is a public holiday, and we’ve got one coming up! The Australia Day public holiday lands on Thursday January 26, which means that many will be looking to take advantage of a four-day weekend. If you are keen to get out and about on Australia Day, we’ve collated this bonza list of events, perfect for celebrating in style with our fellow Aussies. more

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Glamour, glitter and grit – celebrate the queer community with our top five picks at MELT 2017
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Glamour, glitter and grit – celebrate the queer community with our top five picks at MELT 2017

The year is 2017 and while we may have a jerk of a human Cheeto leading the free world, some things are looking up. There is change in the air, and Brisbane is helping to lead the charge. Coming into its third year, MELT is a festival that celebrates all that is wonderful about queer culture. Although there is still a ways to go in the fight for equality and acceptance, MELT is all about taking these struggles, throwing some glitter on them and using them as a vehicle for moving forward. From heartfelt talks to eye-popping art and musical theatre, we’ve picked the top five things to check out when MELT returns to the Brisbane Powerhouse from January 25 to February 5. more

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Gear up with festive fun during Christmas in Brisbane
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Gear up with festive fun during Christmas in Brisbane

There’s no denying that Brisbane is a pretty rad city – our rep as a leader in culture plus our small town (read: friendly) vibe is further boosted when Christmas rolls around. Sure, we don’t have the snow factor going on, but Christmas in Brisbane is an affair magical enough to rival our northern hemisphere brethren. From charming pantomimes to large-scale light displays and building projections, there’s always something awesome to see and do when December arrives. The best part? Christmas in Brisbane won’t break the bank – these activities are totally free for everyone to enjoy. Rally the troops and prepare for the ultimate celebration of festive fun. more