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

We’ve officially slipped into December like a baby eel (?) but unlike a baby eel December brings good tidings and joy with it. Christmas is around every corner whether you like it or lump it, but we understand that it’s not everyone’s jam. As such, we have rounded up a selection of both festive and non-festive activities for you to occupy your time with – from beer runs to bendy humans, here are the best things to see, do and eat in Brisbane on the December 7–10 weekend. more

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Miracle on Roma Street – the Enchanted Garden returns with a stunning light display
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Miracle on Roma Street – the Enchanted Garden returns with a stunning light display

Much like moths to the flame, it’s really hard for us humans to resist the lure of a good Christmas lighting display. Whether it’s a family tradition or a happy coincidence, riding through your suburb to check out the festive adornments on your neighbours’ houses is one of those wholesome activities creates a sense of childlike joy and instant nostalgia. Well, we’ve found a little something that takes that feeling to the highest level – returning to the Roma Street Parkland from December 8–17, the Enchanted Garden sees the grounds light up in a twinkling technicolour display that will captivate your senses. more

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From rags to riches – explore the life of Brisbane dancing icon Li Cunxin
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From rags to riches – explore the life of Brisbane dancing icon Li Cunxin

If you’re not familiar with the story of Li Cunxin, allow us to fill you in. This amazing man triumphed over adversity to emerge as a cultural icon of his generation, overcoming an upbringing in poverty-stricken China to become a worldwide ballet star. His complex and tumultuous history is as broad as it is fascinating, which really helps to contextualise just how incredible his achievements are. Opening on Friday December 1 at the Museum of Brisbane, Mao’s Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin gives us an in-depth look at Li’s life and times as one of the most important dancers of his generation. more

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Children of the revolution – CRE8 unearths the next generation of innovation
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Children of the revolution – CRE8 unearths the next generation of innovation

It’s a widely accepted fact that those with big dreams are the ones who hustle the hardest. We’re living in an age of what seems like endless possibility, which is the perfect breeding ground for great things to happen. When this ambition is fostered and given a platform to flourish, the world is gifted with mind-blowing creations and innovations. The next generation of trailblazers has arrived and they are here to show you what they’re made of. Landing at TAFE Queensland on Thursday November 16, CRE8 is an all-in sensory extravaganza set to delight and inspire. more

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Cool, kind and creative – Recreate celebrates sustainable style with its paper fashion show
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Cool, kind and creative – Recreate celebrates sustainable style with its paper fashion show

In a time when the planet's future is growing increasingly uncertain, caring about the environment is more important than ever. More events are popping up that actively encourage us to embrace a more clean and green lifestyle by making better choices in our everyday life. Turns out that it's actually cool to be kind – who knew? Fusing pure innovation with an eco-conscious twist, the Recreate Twilight Market and Paper Fashion Show is taking over King George Square on Friday November 10 to prove that sustainability and style are a winning combination. more

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Take a walk on the technicolour side when Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow bounces into GOMA
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Take a walk on the technicolour side when Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow bounces into GOMA

There was once a famous frog that pondered on the subject of the rainbow connection – why the heck are we so fascinated by these ephemeral visions? Although Kermit never technically managed to crack the case, we can say with certainty that our love affair with the magical scope of colour hasn’t dulled one bit. One person that knows a thing or two about the matter is Yayoi Kusama, the esteemed Japanese artist and all-around icon that has made hearts worldwide sing with her bright and brilliant career. Her exhibition Life is the Heart of a Rainbow lands at GOMA from November 4 to spread joy, inspire wonder and create the opportunity for some good old-fashioned playtime. more

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This ephemeral pop-up installation lets you walk amongst the clouds
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This ephemeral pop-up installation lets you walk amongst the clouds

At least once in our lives we’ve all looked up at a bright blue sky and wished we could step right into it, free as a bird and without a care in the world. Well, the expression 'head in the clouds' is about to take on a literal meaning – ephemeral pop-up The Size of Air from visionary installation artist Kinly Grey is coming to the Queen Street Mall for three evenings only across October 25–27, inviting us all to experience a piece of the sky without leaving the ground. more

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Valley Fiesta comes of age by throwing a street party with all the trimmings
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Valley Fiesta comes of age by throwing a street party with all the trimmings

Turning 21 is a pretty big deal – it’s the kind of occasion where you throw a massive rager, invite all of your friends and try to extend the good times for as long as possible, right? It’s definitely a milestone worthy of a two-day party featuring killer bands, loads of live entertainment and drool-worthy food, which is exactly what iconic street festival Valley Fiesta is doing to celebrate its upcoming birthday. Taking over the Brunswick Street and Chinatown malls as well as a host of adjoining venues on the October 27–28 weekend, this is one party you’ll want to invite yourself to. more


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Scope stunning works from Gerhard Richter’s six-decade strong catalogue at The Life of Images
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Scope stunning works from Gerhard Richter’s six-decade strong catalogue at The Life of Images

People change a heck of a lot in 60 years. Heck, if you look back on what you were doing even five years ago it can feel like a lifetime. Thus, it comes as no surprise that artists who are active across multiple decades are prone to switching it up and experimenting, testing the waters across styles and genres to try their hand at most everything that tickles their fancy. One such person is Gerhard Richter, the iconic German artist whose body of work is as storied as it is diverse. Coming to the Gallery of Modern Art from October 14 and running until February next year, Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images provides us with an extraordinary chance to witness one of the world’s most influential artists as he’s never been seen before. more

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The Queensland Art Gallery levels up its iconic Australian Collection with a rehanging project
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The Queensland Art Gallery levels up its iconic Australian Collection with a rehanging project

In many cultures, spring is traditionally a symbol for rebirth – it’s a time for us to start fresh and show the world what we’re made of. The Queensland Art Gallery has spent some serious time committing to this process and is finally ready to reveal to us the new and improved Australian Collection, re-presenting to the public the Gallery’s Australian art holdings in brand-new and innovative ways. Prepare to reconnect with some of the best and brightest art that our country has to offer! more

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What's your flavour? Tastes like Sunshine uncovers Brisbane's rich and exciting food stories
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What’s your flavour? Tastes like Sunshine uncovers Brisbane’s rich and exciting food stories

Here at The Weekend Edition office, one of the quickest and easiest ways to capture our attention is with food. We love everything to do with it and how totally engaging it is – from the feeling of juice running down your chin after biting into a ripe strawberry to the sound bacon makes on a hotplate, the food experience is so much more than just what you taste. It turns out we aren’t the only ones who love to nerd out over what we’re eating – the Museum of Brisbane has got a whole darn exhibition dedicated to the good stuff. Running from August 18 to November 12, Tastes like Sunshine is an all-in sensory exploration of Brisbane’s rich and ever-evolving food story that is sure to get you salivating. more

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It's show time! The Ekka celebrates 140 years of Queensland culture (and strawberry sundaes)
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It’s show time! The Ekka celebrates 140 years of Queensland culture (and strawberry sundaes)

Some things are just so quintessentially Queensland that it almost physically hurts. If someone is to mention the Big Pineapple, The Veronicas, XXXX Gold or Stefan’s Skyneedle, we undoubtedly feel a twang of pride deep within – that’s a seriously impressive legacy in anyone’s eyes for sure. Jokes aside, there is one thing that stands above all as being the cornerstone of our state’s rich culture – the Royal Queensland Show, or The Ekka as it's more affectionately known. This year sees the show celebrating its 140th edition, returning to its home at the Brisbane Showgrounds from August 11–20 to celebrate the best that our fair state has to offer across food, fashion and all things fun. more

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Art after hours – check out top tunes and talks when the Marvel exhibition stays Up Late
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Art after hours – check out top tunes and talks when the Marvel exhibition stays Up Late

The best things often take on a bit of an edge after dark – the lights dim, the music gets louder and the atmosphere changes completely. Things are just a little bit more exciting, you know? This is the premise of GOMA’s absolutely killer Up Late sessions, where night owls can gain exclusive access to world-class exhibitions with a side of live music and quality chat. The latest instalment sees the awesome Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe exhibition host six unique sessions across Friday nights starting from July 28, treating punters to some of the best live acts in the business. more

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The Good Room takes it to the streets with two ephemeral art activations
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The Good Room takes it to the streets with two ephemeral art activations

In the words of one Ferris Bueller, life moves pretty fast. We’re living in a time in history where we have so much access to information and the world around us, yet we are becoming increasingly disconnected. There seems to be precious little that can drag us away from our screens and into the moment – heck, how many times have you been ploughed into by someone who was text-walking? It really pays to take a moment to stop, look around and think – you might be surprised by what you see. This is the premise of a brand-new project from groundbreaking contemporary collective The Good Room, which sees Jacob’s Ladder and the Metro Arts laneway come alive with world-class art pop-ups that provide much more than just something awesome to look at. more

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QAGOMA’s Future Collective Revel is the arty party of your dreams
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QAGOMA’s Future Collective Revel is the arty party of your dreams

Any Brisbane local who is trying to impress someone from interstate or overseas will almost always bring up two things – the Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art. This writer is definitely guilty of humble-bragging to mates across the border about our world class, kickass cultural jewels (I am not sorry and I will never apologise). One of the key factors to QAGOMA’s success – apart from the amazing staff – is the Future Collective, a group of benevolent young guns that throw their financial support behind the galleries. Once a year they throw a party to end all parties in the name of raising dosh for art – prepare yourself for Future Collective Revel. more

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Salvage turns the ugly truth of consumerism into something beautiful
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Salvage turns the ugly truth of consumerism into something beautiful

Let’s face it – Mother Nature has copped a beating at the hands of her human inhabitants, particularly in modern times. A huge part of this problem is a lack of communication around the subject – sure, we know the bare bones of how to recycle but there’s a heck of a lot more that we could be doing. One of the best ways to illustrate the impact that our junk is having on the environment is by repurposing it into something beautiful (or functional), paving the way for a more sustainable future and a more open conversation. Salvage is Brisbane City Council’s annual recycling art exhibition, heading to the Judith Wright Centre from July 7 to August 19 to prove that with a little imagination you can turn one man’s trash into another man’s treasure. 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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The World Press Photo Exhibition returns to capture our attention
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The World Press Photo Exhibition returns to capture our attention

There’s a reason that the phrase ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ is so universally recognised – the power of photography is undeniable. Returning for another year, the World Press Photo Exhibition is one of the biggest and best examples of this philosophy – the travelling showcase reveals to audiences some of the most iconic, controversial and intimate moments from the past year. The globetrotting event is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse from June 30 to July 23, ready to stun and delight. more

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Take a look inside the superhero realm at Australia's biggest Marvel exhibition
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Take a look inside the superhero realm at Australia’s biggest Marvel exhibition

Everyone loves a good superhero, and nowhere else knows how to craft one quite like Marvel. The iconic company has been gifting us with some of the most bold, brave and badass characters for more than 70 years now, growing a fictional universe that has captivated people the world over. Delving into the connections of all of these famous friends and foes is Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe, a massive exhibition that has landed exclusively at the Gallery of Modern Art. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or your knowledge of comic books spans about as far as Aqua’s smash hit ‘Cartoon Heroes’, this exhibition will blow you away. more

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Life before selfies – get ready to feel some serious nostalgia pangs at Sit. Pose. Snap.
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Life before selfies – get ready to feel some serious nostalgia pangs at Sit. Pose. Snap.

Whether you love them or hate them, there’s no denying that we are living in the age of the selfie. It’s easy to forget that back in the day you couldn’t just snap a photo of your mug at any given time – portraits took time, thought and a lot more care than the mere click of a button. Sit. Pose. Snap. is an exhibition taking over the Museum of Brisbane from Friday March 24 to give us an inside look at the history of portrait photography in Brisbane, from haunting studio sessions to kitschy candid captures. more