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Jazzy picnics, Disney drive-ins and blockbuster motorcycle exhibitions – the best spring events to check out in Brisbane
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Jazzy picnics, Disney drive-ins and blockbuster motorcycle exhibitions – the best spring events to check out in Brisbane

Spring sees Brisbane bloom with a number of exciting events popping up all over the city. So you can streamline the new season celebrations, we have picked out some of the top events worth checking out from September to November. From month-long culture festivals to musical-filled picnics in the park, outdoor cinemas and world-exclusive exhibitions, there’s plenty to dive into this spring. more

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The 2020 Alliance Française French Film Festival returns with a roster of uplifting flicks
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The 2020 Alliance Française French Film Festival returns with a roster of uplifting flicks

When Palace Cinemas had to close its doors in March due to COVID-19, the 2020 Alliance Française French Film Festival was pushed back. Thankfully for French cinema lovers, the renowned festival has returned and is ready to roll the film, resuming its 31st season from Tuesday July 14 to Tuesday August 4 at Palace Barracks and Palace James Street. With a standout selection of 28 features from the original March line-up including Cannes-closing features, heartfelt true stories and hilarious comedies, this feel-good film festival is sure to put a smile on your dial. Go on, grab the popcorn and read on for a sneak peek at this year's films ... more

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Watch old-school movies, live concerts and sing karaoke at this festive drive-in party
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Watch old-school movies, live concerts and sing karaoke at this festive drive-in party

With social distancing measures to remain in place for the foreseeable future, the way we party will look a lot different from here on out. Bush doofs, festivals and clubbing nights may be off the cards for now, however, that doesn't mean some good ol' fashion fun has been removed from the equation. Enter The Parking Lot Social, a new drive-in party series from the team behind the world’s largest jumping castle, The Big Bounce. With live tunes, food trucks, stand-up comedy and car karaoke all part of this huge program of immersive and interactive entertainment, it's safe to say you're in for one wild ride (or park, rather). more

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Strap in – a pop-up drive-in cinema is cruising into Brisbane
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Strap in – a pop-up drive-in cinema is cruising into Brisbane

With local cinemas closed for the time being, our usual destination for weekend entertainment has been sorely missed. Thankfully for all of the dedicated cinema goers, Brisbane company Get Parked has found a way to go back to the theatres whilst maintaining social distancing – the drive-in movies. Start tuning your radio, as the Park-In Pictures is coming to a carpark near you ... more

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Escape isolation and catch a flick this Labour Day long weekend at Yatala Drive-In
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Escape isolation and catch a flick this Labour Day long weekend at Yatala Drive-In

If you've grown weary of Netflix constantly judging your viewing habits by asking if you're still watching – it's time to switch off the television, don your glad rags (or you know, clean tracksuit, same same) and pile into the car because Yatala Drive-In is reopening its doors this Labour Day long weekend (Saturday May 2 to Monday May 4) with some strict social distancing measures in place. more

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Grab the popcorn – the Gold Coast Film Festival is going virtual with a six-day movie marathon this Easter
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Grab the popcorn – the Gold Coast Film Festival is going virtual with a six-day movie marathon this Easter

Film buffs, strap yourselves in, ditch Netflix and get those snacks ready – organisers of the annual Gold Coast Film Festival are shaking things up and have moved the major event online for 2020. Despite the unfortunate cancellation of the festival's 18th year (which was due to feature more than 300 films in 12 days across 14 Gold Coast locations this April), two of the key events will still be going ahead virtually – and it's all kicking off this weekend! Consider your Easter in isolation, sorted. more


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Delve into classic cinema with ACMI's weekly movie program Virtual Cinémathèque
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Delve into classic cinema with ACMI’s weekly movie program Virtual Cinémathèque

The joy of seeing a movie in a crowded cinema will not be felt for a little while, but that doesn't mean the cinema experience is no more. After not-for-profit film society, The Melbourne Cinémathèque had to cancel its weekly film program, the team knew that they wanted to keep the spirit of cinema alive. To make this happen, they teamed up with Australia’s national museum of all things creative, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) to establish a dedicated weekly movie night that will be streamed right to your living room. Grab the microwave popcorn, nab yourself a blanket and get ready to watch some flicks – ACMI's Virtual Cinémathèque kicks off on Wednesday March 25. more

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Enjoy the ultimate under-the-stars cinema experience at Yatala Drive-In
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Enjoy the ultimate under-the-stars cinema experience at Yatala Drive-In

UPDATE Tuesday March 24: Yatala Drive-In Theatre has temporarily closed until further notice. Stay up to date by following the theatre on Facebook. With many of us practising social distancing to help flatten the curve of COVID-19, finding some form of entertainment-based escape during these trying times has become somewhat of a challenge. Well fear not, leisure seekers! An evening of wholesome throwback fun in the form of a trip to the beloved Yalata Drive-In will cure your case of cabin fever. Located just off the M1 in Stapylton (between Brisbane and the Gold Coast), this well-loved theatre boasts three fields with huge outdoor screens showing everything from the latest blockbusters to retro classics – all to be enjoyed from the comfort of your cosy car. more

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Candy-coated musicals, froth-filled fests and queer flicks – the best events in Brisbane this March
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Candy-coated musicals, froth-filled fests and queer flicks – the best events in Brisbane this March

Another month, another bunch of awesome happenings to look forward to! Whether you're looking to chill out and listen to some live tunes at a backyard barbecue, bask in some toe-tapping theatre or immerse yourself in thought-provoking conversations on science and space, there's something for every leisure seeker on the calendar this month. We've put together a handy list of the coolest events happening in Brisbane this March, from science festivals full of wisdom and wonder to chocolate-covered musicals. more

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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween events and parties
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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween events and 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! 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 VR experiences 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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Brisbane International Film Festival makes a world-class return
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Brisbane International Film Festival makes a world-class return

Cinephiles, one of the most exciting events on our calendar is almost upon us once more – the annual Brisbane International Film Festival is back in town, baby! Our city’s flagship film festival is returning to its (very apt) home QAGOMA, setting up shop from October 3–13 and bringing a huge roster of inspiring entertainment our way. more

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Parties, provocation and pure passion – Brisbane Festival unveils its whopping 2019 program
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Parties, provocation and pure passion – Brisbane Festival unveils its whopping 2019 program

September in Brisbane is a seriously magical time – we’re in the heart of springtime, spirits are high, and the city becomes home to one of our most beloved annual rituals. That’s right – Brisbane Festival is returning from September 5–28 and bringing with it a whole host of jaw-dropping entertainment. We’ve been keeping you posted on some juicy announcements as they come through, but the full program has finally made its way out into the world – and we’ve gotta tell you, it’s well worth getting excited about. more

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Beauty in the B Grade brings low-budget wonders and cringe-worthy cult faves to the big screen
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Beauty in the B Grade brings low-budget wonders and cringe-worthy cult faves to the big screen

Let’s be honest, most of us have a soft spot for a good dupe – and B movies are some of the most enjoyable dupes of all. What’s not to love about outlandish plots stuffed with haunted houses, oversized creatures, mystical arts and scientific hubris? If this style of film speaks to you, we have news that is bound to get you excited. Coming to GOMA Cinema from May 3–29, Beauty in the B Grade is a stunning collection of cinema that will make you laugh, gasp, cringe and marvel all in equal measure. more

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Views from the big blue – marvel at the wonders of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour
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Views from the big blue – marvel at the wonders of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour

The ocean is one of those things that has the power to strike fear, wonder and fascination all at once – after all, it’s hard not to be at least a little bit affected by something that makes up so much of our planet. Whether you love it, are kind of terrified of it or just have a healthy respect for it, one thing is for sure – the ocean makes for a pretty striking visual landscape. Set to mesmerise and entertain in equal measure, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is returning to Brisbane Powerhouse from March 28–30 for three days of aquatic-themed on-screen action. more

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Save the date: five events we’re looking forward to in 2019
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Save the date: five events we’re looking forward to in 2019

Real talk – while 2018 may have been a great year for Brisbane, we’re even more excited for what 2019 is going to bring. Our cultural sphere just keeps getting better, with a host of local and international events taking place right here in our city. We’ve picked five killer events happening post-New Year that you should get tickets to before they disappear, lest you risk falling victim to some serious FOMO. more

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From mellow dramas to microwave films – APT9 Cinema brings us stories from across the Asia Pacific
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From mellow dramas to microwave films – APT9 Cinema brings us stories from across the Asia Pacific

In case you’ve been living under a rock (how’s the weather under there?), you may have noticed that the hotly anticipated 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art has finally opened at QAGOMA for all to enjoy. As with all of the gallery’s major exhibitions, the awe doesn’t stop with what we see on the walls – patrons are also treated to a rich and vibrant cinema program to accompany. The APT9 Cinema program has arrived at the GOMA Cinémathèque to give us a taste of the Asia Pacific through the magic of film. more

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QAGOMA is throwing a huge APT9 Opening Night Party – and you're invited!
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QAGOMA is throwing a huge APT9 Opening Night Party – and you’re invited!

We're going to just go right out there and admit it – we look forward to every third summer in Brisbane more than any other. Why? Because that's when QAGOMA's Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art is in town! Seeing as this explosion of life and colour only happens every three years, its opening night is definitely cause for the entire city to celebrate. From 7:30 pm this Friday November 23, both QAG and GOMA are opening up their doors to the public for one heck of a party, filled with DJs, performances, food, drink and of course some awe-inspiring art. more

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Camera ready – Brisbane International Film Festival releases tickets and full program
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Camera ready – Brisbane International Film Festival releases tickets and full program

Cinephiles, your time has come – the dates have dropped and we’ve been given a couple of irresistible samples, but now the Brisbane International Film Festival is well and truly ready to go. A massive program announcement and ticket release have just taken place, so it’s time to start saving those dates and locking in spots at the most coveted events before they sell out. more