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

We are creeping closer and closer to the weekend, friends! So you can make the most of your couple of days off, we have rounded up the best things happening in and around the city from riverside food festivals and cob-loaf parties to dazzling exhibitions and bewitching ballets. Keep reading for a few more ideas ... more

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A selfie lab from The Sugar Republic crew will be popping up in Brisbane
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A selfie lab from The Sugar Republic crew will be popping up in Brisbane

If you've ever been to one of The Sugar Republic's rainbow-hued pop-ups, then you know it's a feast for the eyes. Neon lights, copious amounts of glitter and candy-coated fixtures are just some of the mainstays at the colourful installations and The Sugar Republic's newest creation, The Selfie Lab, is set to be its most 'grammable creation yet. Described as 'selfie heaven', this pretty pop-up is worth bringing a few outfit changes for. more

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Walking on sunshine – MoB's newest exhibition City in the Sun shines a ray on Brisbane’s subtropical image
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Walking on sunshine – MoB’s newest exhibition City in the Sun shines a ray on Brisbane’s subtropical image

As we experience what us Queenslanders refer to as ‘Arctic conditions’, it seems like the perfect time for reminiscing on long summer days. If you're keen to warm up over illustrations of pool parties, pineapples and bikini-clad babes, then you'll be happy to hear that Museum of Brisbane's newest exhibition City in the Sun is set to take the temperature up a notch. Opening at MoB on Saturday June 19, the sizzling showcase tackles our city's subtropical image – from the inner-city beaches that border the Brisbane River to the frangipani-lined streets. more

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Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021
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Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021

Unless you’re new to the coast or you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably well familiar with BLEACH* Festival. For those who aren’t, well, allow us – BLEACH* Festival is our premier arts and cultural festival that is proudly and passionately Gold Coast. In 2021, BLEACH* Festival will not only celebrate its ten-year milestone but will once again transform the city's esplanades, vacant blocks, Botanic Gardens and hinterland hideaways into backdrops for awe-inspiring, thought-provoking, and exhilarating experiences from August 12–22. Intrigued? You should be! Here's what BLEACH* Festival 2021 has in store ... more

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European masterpieces from Rembrandt, Monet and more are coming from The Met to QAGOMA
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European masterpieces from Rembrandt, Monet and more are coming from The Met to QAGOMA

For those who haven't conquered the Big Apple (back in the good ol' days when we could cross the Pacific Ocean), The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must-tick for one's cultural bucket list. The Met is one of the world's largest and finest art museums and boasts a collection of more than two million works of art spanning 5000 years. For the first time ever, some of these beloved art pieces are making the trip to visit us in Brisbane for QAGOMA's European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York exhibition. This is the closest you'll get to gallery-hopping in Manhattan for a little while ... more

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The Institute of Modern Art Gala and Benefit Auction brings eye-catching art and elegant eats to The Calile Hotel
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The Institute of Modern Art Gala and Benefit Auction brings eye-catching art and elegant eats to The Calile Hotel

It's back – Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art (IMA) will add an artistic touch to The Calile Hotel’s Grand Room for the annual IMA Gala and Benefit Auction on Friday June 18. With an exciting line-up of art as well as live performances and fare from some of James Street's most esteemed eateries, this is one starry night that's not to be missed ... more

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The Archibald Prize celebrates 100 years with a line-up of dazzling finalists
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The Archibald Prize celebrates 100 years with a line-up of dazzling finalists

Attention, art lovers! It's finally Archibald Prize time and 2021 marks 100 years of Australia’s oldest and most-loved portrait award. Bestowed upon the best portrait painting, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians and celebrities to sport icons and artists. Taking over the Art Gallery of NSW from June 5 to September 26, this year's centenary celebration of Australian art is truly putting on a show ... more

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Explore the power of plants at State Library of Queensland's Entwined exhibition
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Explore the power of plants at State Library of Queensland’s Entwined exhibition

Aren't plants just the bee's knees? Our ardent obsession with monsteras, our zealous appreciation of zanzibars and fervent love of ferns knows no bounds. State Library of Queensland's newest exhibition, Entwined: plants and people, explores our passionate relationship with plants through an impressive collection of photography, illustrations, immersive projections and historical objects. Blossoming at the Cultural Precinct from Saturday June 12 to Sunday November 14, this is one must-see showcase of greenery. more


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Cj Hendry is bringing her hyper-realistic art back down under with her STRAYA exhibition
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Cj Hendry is bringing her hyper-realistic art back down under with her STRAYA exhibition

New York seems further away than ever at the moment and we're sure expats living in the Big Apple are missing home as much as we miss globetrotting. One such expat is beloved artist Cj Hendry, who is back in the country for the first time in seven years with a new show. The two-part exhibition based on ‘Australianisms’, aptly named STRAYA, is coming to Brisbane in just a few short days. Here's what you can expect ... more

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Experience a live art remix at Museum of Brisbane's mind-bending RMXTV exhibition
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Experience a live art remix at Museum of Brisbane’s mind-bending RMXTV exhibition

Calling all art enthusiasts – our city's cultural gem, Museum of Brisbane, is about to come alive with colour and vibrant experimentation for its newest exhibition RMXTV, where a collection of artists will test their creative agility over three weeks in May. It's all a part of Brisbane Art Design (BAD), which is returning for another year of interdisciplinary action from May 7–30. more

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Catch all of the after-dark action at Botanica Live Nights
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Catch all of the after-dark action at Botanica Live Nights

Next month, Brisbane will be soaked in a rainbow of colour thanks to Botanica – Contemporary Art Outside, which is coming to City Botanic Gardens from May 7–16. As the sun sets over the city skyline, this open-air exhibition will light up the park with a plethora of colourful projections and immersive installations. Upping the ante will be Botanica Live Nights, an after-dusk fiesta full of twilight tours, live beats, food trucks and even a pop-up bar. more

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A multi-sensory Van Gogh experience is coming to Brisbane so get ready to stroll through the sunflowers
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A multi-sensory Van Gogh experience is coming to Brisbane so get ready to stroll through the sunflowers

Arguably the most famous painter of all time, Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh's body of work is adored the world over. If you have a particular penchant for Van Gogh then we have some exciting news for you – multi-sensory experience Van Gogh Alive is set to finally roll in to Brisbane, allowing art lovers to experience the master's works in a whole new way. more

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Dazzling art installations will come alive after dark in the park for Botanica – Contemporary Art Outside
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Dazzling art installations will come alive after dark in the park for Botanica – Contemporary Art Outside

We've been truly blessed when it comes to exciting pop-ups on this year's calendar – string-fuelled live gigs, huge science festivals and curiosity-piquing events are just a few highlights so far. A strong contender for the most dazzling event of the year is about to enter our stratosphere and is bringing with it some truly spellbinding showcases. Arriving at the City Botanic Gardens in May is Botanica – Contemporary Art Outside, a huge display of illuminating site specific artworks that will light up the park after dark with picture-perfect projections and immersive installations from May 7–16. more

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Catch five decades of gripping photography at QAGOMA's new exhibition William Yang – Seeing and Being Seen
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Catch five decades of gripping photography at QAGOMA’s new exhibition William Yang – Seeing and Being Seen

William Yang is one of Australia's most acclaimed independent photographers and performers – and in a win for us, we can claim him as a Queenslander! To celebrate William and his meaningful works, QAGOMA is hosting a major survey of his artistic achievements. Coming to Brisbane from Saturday March 27 to Saturday August 22, William Yang – Seeing and Being Seen will introduce novices to William's work and remind fans why his output is so treasured within the arts community and beyond. more

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Showgirls, soul singers and tea spilling – MELT Festival drops its rainbow-soaked program
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Showgirls, soul singers and tea spilling – MELT Festival drops its rainbow-soaked program

For six fabulous years, MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture has brought a glitter-soaked treasure chest of events to our city. After the year-that-should-not-be-named, MELT is back and better than ever and is giving us a reason to not only put on our heels, but kick them back. So you can start applying your eyeshadow, we have got your sneak peek into this year's festival. From confetti-covered cabaret to Queen tributes, here's a taste of some not-to-be-missed events ... more

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Artist Robert Brownhall lifts the curtain on his alluring exhibition at Philip Bacon Galleries
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Artist Robert Brownhall lifts the curtain on his alluring exhibition at Philip Bacon Galleries

Brisbane is quite the looker, if you ask us. The snaking river, lush gardens and grand urban scenery makes our city unique, but sometimes we are too busy to appreciate its beauty. Acclaimed Australian artist Robert Brownhall has stopped to smell the roses – and he wants you to as well. If you're keen to see Brisbane through new peepers, then we suggest making tracks to Fortitude Valley art space, Philip Bacon Galleries. It's here where you can stroll through Robert's visual diary, which we can guarantee is one worthwhile read. more

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QAGOMA will get your motor running with these high-octane motorcycle events
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QAGOMA will get your motor running with these high-octane motorcycle events

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably well aware that our little river city has become a mecca for all things motorcycle these past few months. It's all thanks to QAGOMA's world-exclusive The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire exhibition, which is showcasing the art, design and history of the iconic two-wheeled vehicle. Now, the gallery is cranking up the momentum on this awe-inspiring spectacle and is introducing a roster of virtual events, an outdoor festival and an evening full of tales from the road. more

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Time-travelling AR and gallery gigs – Curiocity Brisbane is transforming the city into one giant playground
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Time-travelling AR and gallery gigs – Curiocity Brisbane is transforming the city into one giant playground

We're only in February, but 2021's events calendar is already shaping up to be pretty spectacular. One festival that is set to transform our city into one massive adventure destination is Curiocity Brisbane, a 17-day celebration of science, art and technology. Encompassing all things fun and inspiring, this exhilarating event returns to our river city from March 12–28. more

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Punk rock, racing action and two-wheeled exhilaration – The Motorcycle Up Late rides into GOMA
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Punk rock, racing action and two-wheeled exhilaration – The Motorcycle Up Late rides into GOMA

Calling all two-wheeled transport lovers! If you're yet to visit GOMA's The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire exhibition, don't fret – The Motorcycle Up Late is speeding into GOMA from Friday March 19 to Saturday March 20 and promises to deliver its trademark mix of twilight tunes and starry exhibition experiences. Think top-notch Aussie music acts, DJs, bars, access to the blockbuster motorcycle exhibition after dark and some uber-cool pop-up activations. Strap in, this is going to be one wild weekend. more