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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

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We’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever … again!
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We’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever … again!

Hey readers, guess what? We really love you. You know what else we love? Dressing up. And while we know it’s more of an American thing, we’re not afraid to admit that Halloween excites us. Who doesn’t love an excuse to dress up and scare strangers? So to celebrate our love of you and Halloween, and considering how much you loved it last year, running our biggest giveaway ever ... again! more

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Rise, shine and make change – the White Ribbon Day Breakfast brings social justice centre stage
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Rise, shine and make change – the White Ribbon Day Breakfast brings social justice centre stage

Australia, we have a problem – domestic violence. This heartbreaking issue is one that is unfortunately rampant in our society, with a staggering set of statistics backing up the fact that it is a legitimate epidemic. While the fight for social justice can often be exhausting, we can take solace in the fact that the tide is turning – more voices are chiming in and more people are standing up against these horrors. The Queensland Government’s White Ribbon Day Breakfast is one such step in the right direction, taking place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday November 22 to educate, inspire change and serve up delicious eats to boot. more

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The round-up: Saddle up for race-day revelry this Melbourne Cup

The race that stops the nation is fast approaching, which means it’s time to ensure that your Melbourne Cup party plans are sorted. This year dozens of Brisbane’s finest spots are frocking up for the 2017 festivities, so before you get caught up finalising your bets and arranging your stellar outfit, make sure you’ve booked a place to celebrate before you’re all dressed up with no place to go. more

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Let your baller fantasies run wild when Sanctuary Cove Festival brings its luxury toys to town
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Let your baller fantasies run wild when Sanctuary Cove Festival brings its luxury toys to town

There are two things here at The Weekend Edition that we can always get behind – living a little, and dreaming a lot. We may not have the funds to drop on a brand-new Ferrari or a swish yacht, but it doesn’t hurt to entertain the possibility, right? Whether you’ve got cash to splash or are simply an admirer of all things fast and shiny, we have some news that is sure to excite you. On Sunday October 1, the Gold Coast’s premier destination for all things luxe will come alive for the Sanctuary Cove Festival, an extravaganza showcasing some of the most covetable names in the automobile and boating industries. more

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Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers continues to blossom with its freshest offering to date
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Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers continues to blossom with its freshest offering to date

Spring brings with it a whole bunch of stuff that just makes us feel truly delightful. As we shake off our winter layers and emerge like beautiful butterflies into the sun (albeit with a much longer lifespan and far less insect-like qualities), the world around us starts to turn technicolour as the natural world wakes up with us. What could be a better reason to celebrate? The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has bloomed into its 68th year, running from September 15–24 in a stunning display of both horticulture and, well, culture. more

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Help your furry friends by feasting this RSPCA Cupcake Day
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Help your furry friends by feasting this RSPCA Cupcake Day

Let’s be real, our lives would be terrible without animals – the joy a pet can bring cannot be quantified. The only thing that could possibly compare to the feeling of patting a happy puppy is eating some scrumptious cupcakes, which is why the RSPCA’s Cupcake Day is such an important event. It’s time to get your bake on, invite some friends around and raise funds to help rescue and rehabilitate the thousands of animals that the RSPCA shelters yearly. more

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Get in touch with the natural side of life at Parks Alive
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Get in touch with the natural side of life at Parks Alive

Here in Brisbane, you would be forgiven for taking the abundant natural beauty for granted. One of the crowning jewels in our lush landscape is the Roma Street Parkland – home to many a beautiful flower, the shadiest trees, the softest grass and an all-around wholesome place to spend time. Whether you’re tossing a football around, nibbling on a picnic or just kicking back, it’s easy to forget that the Parkland isn’t just some effortlessly occurring paradise – turns out a heck of a lot of hard work goes into keeping the place looking ace. Parks Alive is returning to Roma Street Parkland on August 5 and 6 to shine a light on all of the behind-the-scenes action, as well as showing us how to make the best of our enviable environment. more

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Festival of Lights set to illuminate Westfield Chermside with art and entertainment
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Festival of Lights set to illuminate Westfield Chermside with art and entertainment

Unless you’ve been living under a particularly large rock, you may have noticed that Westfield Chermside has been doing some pretty cool stuff lately. Between bringing us some of the most hotly anticipated food openings and fashion retailers in Brisbane, you’d think that they might be ready to give it a rest for a second – no way, pal. The foodie and lifestyle hub has managed to keep the hype train well and truly running – taking place from Thursday August 3 to Saturday August 5, the Festival of Lights is set to illuminate Westfield Chermside with some seriously stunning visuals and entertainment. 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