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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

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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween parties
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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween 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, guys! 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 interactive horror mazes 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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Go on a grown-up treasure hunt at the Garage Sale Trail
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Go on a grown-up treasure hunt at the Garage Sale Trail

What do a beachfront apartment, a jetpack, a helicopter and an alpaca have in common? This isn’t the start of a bad joke – these are all items that have been up for grabs at one huge event. The Garage Sale Trail is happening nationwide on Saturday October 22 to bring the fun back into spring-cleaning, inviting punters to bring out their trash and treasure for a great cause. more

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Fuel up on food and fun at the Caxton Street Festival
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Fuel up on food and fun at the Caxton Street Festival

While we aren’t going to suggest wearing your stretchy pants out in public, you may want to consider something a bit loose fitting. The Caxton Street Festival is going all out with its food, drink and entertainment offering this year, so be sure to come hungry, come thirsty and, most importantly, come with an appetite for good times. more

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Help raise some cheddar for charity at the YMCA Rat Race
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Help raise some cheddar for charity at the YMCA Rat Race

Do you like cheese? Do you like obstacle courses? Do you like supporting a good cause? If you answered yes to all three (or even two) of these, then we’ve got a cheeky challenge that’s right up your alley. The YMCA Rat Race is pitting teams against its mouse trap-style obstacle course to help raise funds for YMCA's projects. more

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Put the culture in horticulture – our top five at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
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Put the culture in horticulture – our top five at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

This year, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is turning up the heat from September 16–25 for its biggest and bloomin’ best offering yet. The festival will have you feeling like Maria in The Sound of Music when she’s twirling blissfully through the fresh mountain air – wide open spaces, scenery so green that looks like a painting and of course, some excellent tunes. Okay, so there’s no weird gang of kids waiting to serenade you in a mansion but these guys can sure as hell top that – think world-class bands, the best in locally sourced produce and a chance to hone your crafty skills for a start. Assemble the crew, curate a fire springtime playlist and road trip down for our top five picks of the carnival – we promise it’s worth the drive. more

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Party for a purpose at the Sea Shepherd Ocean Defence Tour
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Party for a purpose at the Sea Shepherd Ocean Defence Tour

In the current age of rapid climate change, now more than ever the conservation of our oceans is a very hot topic. The crew from Sea Shepherd are taking over the stunning surrounds of the Queensland Maritime Museum on Sunday September 18 for the Ocean Defence Tour, a mammoth day of entertainment and education that’s set to put the ‘fun’ into fundraising. more

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Best in show – our top five picks for Brisbane Festival
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Best in show – our top five picks for Brisbane Festival

It’s almost September – spring has sprung, the days are getting longer and soon enough, around one million people will be enjoying the sensory explosion that is the iconic Brisbane Festival. The program is an eruption of diversity including elements of theatre, music, dance, circus and opera, as well as major public events such as Sunsuper Riverfire. Running from September 3–24, this year more than ever punters are spoilt for choice with a mixture of local legends and international stars coming out to play. We’ve put a magnifying glass to the amazing line-up of live entertainment to bring you our picks for Brisbane Festival this year. more

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Awaken your senses at the Korean Cultural Festival
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Awaken your senses at the Korean Cultural Festival

South Korea has a culture that is as fascinating as it is distinctive. Everything from the delicious eats to the pure opulence of the K-pop music scene is a reflection of this diverse nation that has a lot to offer the rest of the world. On Saturday August 13, King George Square will transform into a folk wonderland ripe for exploration for the 2016 edition of the Korean Cultural Festival. more