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Escape to the country for a weekend of wagon rides, bush dancing and equine arts at the Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular
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Escape to the country for a weekend of wagon rides, bush dancing and equine arts at the Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular

If you’re craving some country air and flair this winter, a weekend amidst the rolling green fields of the Scenic Rim might be just what you need. On June 15–16, the heart of the region will erupt in celebration of the annual Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular, as equine enthusiasts flock to Boonah and celebrate the beautiful breed with a host of events. We’ve rounded up the best of what’s on offer across the two days – plus all of the delights of Boonah you won’t want to miss. more

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The Calile Hotel is hosting a fascinating panel discussion to celebrate QAGOMA's new Iris van Herpen exhibition
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The Calile Hotel is hosting a fascinating panel discussion to celebrate QAGOMA’s new Iris van Herpen exhibition

On June 29, QAGOMA is set to open its doors for its latest major exhibition Iris van Herpen: Sculpting the Senses. Direct from Paris, the enchanting exhibition celebrates the work and genius of the prolific Dutch artist and designer. In anticipation, The Calile is hosting international art curator at QAGOMA, Nina Miall, and the editorial director of news prestige for Conde Nast, Edwina McCann, to discuss Iris’s legacy in both fashion and art. Here’s what you need to know ... more

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Explore inside the artist studio with Museum of Brisbane’s new bus tour
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Explore inside the artist studio with Museum of Brisbane’s new bus tour

Museum of Brisbane might boast a sensational art collection, but this June the inner-city institution will hit the road for a new citywide bus-tour event. Buckle up, sit back and let MoB’s team of curators and artists take you on a behind-the-scenes look at Brisbane’s art scene. Discover the journey of artwork from the studio to the gallery with the convenience of this hop-on, hop-off tour. Keep reading to find out more … more

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Treasury Brisbane is your home of footy fare, live games and Broncos commentary this Magic Round
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Treasury Brisbane is your home of footy fare, live games and Broncos commentary this Magic Round

Magic Round returns on May 17–19, and while Suncorp might be playing host, LiveWire 24/7 Sports Bar is home to all of the action and more. Treasury Brisbane’s resident sports bar will be playing all of the games – live, large and loud – across its Magic Weekend, as well as serving up live entertainment, classic footy fare and everyone’s favourite froths on tap. Experience the electric energy of live sport alongside your fellow fans for three nights of rugby league rivalry and guaranteed good times. more

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Challenge DV wants to help you recognise the signs of domestic and family violence
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Challenge DV wants to help you recognise the signs of domestic and family violence

May marks the start of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention month in Queensland – a time designed to help raise awareness for this increasingly pertinent public health issue. We’ve teamed up with Challenge DV to outline three key warning signs to help you recognise abuse – and help put an end to domestic and family violence. By broadening our understanding of domestic abuse and violence, we’re equipped with the knowledge and tools to help the over 3.6 million Australians most affected. more

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Australian art icon Lindy Lee AO is coming to The Calile Hotel in new partnership with the National Gallery of Australia
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Australian art icon Lindy Lee AO is coming to The Calile Hotel in new partnership with the National Gallery of Australia

It looks like you won’t have to take a trip to Canberra to experience the National Gallery of Australia's (NGA) revered collection of art and events. Artist Lindy Lee AO is coming to Brisbane this month for an evening at The Calile Hotel, marking the start of its exciting new partnership with the NGA. This new collaboration is set to bring Brisbane unprecedented access to internationally renowned artists – beyond the traditional gallery walls. Here’s what you need to know … more

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Score $50 off Gold Coast attractions and tours this summer – and help boost storm-affected businesses
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Score $50 off Gold Coast attractions and tours this summer – and help boost storm-affected businesses

Southeast Queensland residents can save $50 off a huge range of Gold Coast attractions, tours and experiences this summer, as part of a major tourism push to support storm-ravaged tourism businesses and operators in the wake of wild weather during the festive season. Keen for a summer surf lesson, a jet-boating adventure, or perhaps a trip to the theme parks? Now's the time to do it! Here's what you need to know. more


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Walking in a whimsical wonderland – enjoy festive workshops, decorations, prizes and more at Uptown this Christmas
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Walking in a whimsical wonderland – enjoy festive workshops, decorations, prizes and more at Uptown this Christmas

With less than three weeks until December 25, Brisbane City is abuzz with Christmas cheer. The shops are packed, carollers are out and dazzling decorations fill the streets. Uptown is looking to be your one-stop-shop for festive shopping and fun this holiday season, bringing the magic of Christmas to The City with a range of festive workshops, prizes, Insta-worthy photo ops, gift wrapping stations and magical window displays. more

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Shop, spin and sparkle at Paradise Centre this summer
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Shop, spin and sparkle at Paradise Centre this summer

If you've noticed yourself sleepwalking through November, let us provide some gossip that is sure to put a little more pep in your step. From January 2–21, Surfers Paradise dining, retail and entertainment mecca Paradise Centre is offering all summer shopping lovers the chance to win big as part of the sparkling summer campaign. The best bit? All you need to do is go about your usual shopping business for the chance to win a share in some pretty snazzy prizes. Intrigued? Here's everything you need to know ... more

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Explore the human experience through the curious minds of four international authors at Panoptica
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Explore the human experience through the curious minds of four international authors at Panoptica

There is nothing quite like a deep, insightful conversation to ignite your neurons and encourage you to explore new ideas. Since 1994, Brisbane Powerhouse has been home to these conversations, alongside a spectacular selection of out-of-the-box productions, music performances, comedy and theatre shows. In 2023, New Farm's culture playground continues to inspire audiences, with its next event bringing together curious minds to discuss the human experience in all of its splendour, complexity and contradiction. more

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Party with nerds, converse for change or enjoy a super-cute family day out at World Science Festival Brisbane
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Party with nerds, converse for change or enjoy a super-cute family day out at World Science Festival Brisbane

Whether you prefer to take on scientific experiences with a tipple in hand, at a super-cute day out with your fam or through insightful conversations, World Science Festival Brisbane has something to satisfy your nerdy needs. Showcasing a stacked selection of sciencey soirees from a choose-your-own science adventure and dinosaur-themed mini festival to a humour-filled afternoon with Australia's best comedy podcasters, with so much to see and do it is hard to know what events to attend. Lucky for you, we've come up with a few itineraries to choose from, all you have to do is pick the one that suits you best! more

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Total (lunar) eclipse of the sky – when to catch a glimpse of Tuesday's blood moon in Brisbane
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Total (lunar) eclipse of the sky – when to catch a glimpse of Tuesday’s blood moon in Brisbane

Brisbane sky-gazers, have your binoculars and telescopes at the ready, as this Tuesday November 8 a rare treat in the form of a total lunar eclipse will light up the night sky. It's a phenomenon not to be missed, as the next time earth's beautiful orb will turn into a blood-red astronomical body won't be until 2025. But no need to fret, as we've consulted the lunar experts on the best times to go moon spotting in Brisbane. more