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

Fam, we made it – there are four glorious days of freedom stretched out in front of us! If you’re sticking around Brisbane this Easter long weekend and are scratching your head looking for things to do, don’t sweat it – from stoutrageous drinking events to seafood feasts and off-beat eggs hunts, here are the best things happening in Brisbane on the April 18–22 Easter long weekend. more

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Gift of the GABS – one of the world’s favourite beer festivals makes its Brisbane debut
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Gift of the GABS – one of the world’s favourite beer festivals makes its Brisbane debut

It’s absolutely no secret that Queensland’s craft-beer scene is absolutely killing it. One need only look at the influx of local breweries coupled with events like our beloved Brewsvegas and Beer InCider growing stronger every year – the people of our great state take their brews quite seriously. As a result, Brisbane is finally being graced by the presence of one of the world’s leading beer events – it’s GABS time, baby! The Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular is making its Queensland debut on Saturday April 27 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, bringing all things crazy, sexy and cool in the beer world right into our backyard. more

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Eat to the beat – where to find food-truck feasts and free concerts in Brisbane
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Eat to the beat – where to find food-truck feasts and free concerts in Brisbane

When it comes to finding the way to our hearts, food and music are two things that will instantly boost our endorphins. Our city is full of free outdoor fun that combines live tunes and delicious eats – you just need to know where to look. We’ve picked out a few must-do events from Brisbane City Council’s jam-packed LIVE Guide that are coming up soon – so if you like delicious mobile food vendors and amazing live (and free) music, read on. more

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Who run the world? Where to celebrate International Women’s Day in Brisbane
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Who run the world? Where to celebrate International Women’s Day in Brisbane

Folks, here’s a little heads up – International Women’s Day has rolled around again! Taking place on Friday March 8, this global celebration shines a light on the amazing work that non-male folk all around the world are doing. From art and activism to STEM and parenting, it’s all about acknowledging the tireless work of women in all walks of life. This day is for everyone (no matter how they identify) to celebrate, support and recognise the achievements and everyday struggles that women face. We’ve rounded up some rad events that epitomise the spirit of the day – and all are welcome to attend. more

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Brush up on your brew knowledge when Matt Kirkegaard launches the Beer Book Club
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Brush up on your brew knowledge when Matt Kirkegaard launches the Beer Book Club

The concept of a book club is pretty cool – what’s not to love about gathering with a group of people to chat about something you all enjoy? A casual, no-pressure environment to have open discussions and a bit of fun can be hard to come by, so bona fide brew authority Matt Kirkegaard has decided to distil this sense of community and conversation into one of his greatest passions – beer. The Beer Book Club is a brand-new event focused on education and appreciation – just, y’know, minus the whole reading part. more

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Brewsvegas brings us Japanese game shows, three-legged races, beermuda triangles and dog days
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Brewsvegas brings us Japanese game shows, three-legged races, beermuda triangles and dog days

Brisbane has a lot going for it – our people are friendly, our weather is ridiculously good and our craft-beer scene is second to none. While more southern states might have been stealing the brewing spotlight in years past, our town has well and truly come to take the crown when it comes to beer. Want proof? Look no further than Brewsvegas, baby. The annual festival returns from March 14–24, filling a host of our city’s finest venues with the hoppiest happenings to celebrate our thriving craft-beer culture. more

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Froth on the good stuff when the Beer InCider Experience returns … early!
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Froth on the good stuff when the Beer InCider Experience returns … early!

It seems like only yesterday that the revelry of the Beer InCider Experience passed through the Brisbane Showgrounds – well, that’s because it was just a few short months ago in September. Lovers of all things sudsy and delicious can rejoice in the news that this beloved festival is coming back sooner than you’d think – on Saturday March 9, to be exact. The powers that be are bringing Beer InCider back to town for another round before it pops up again later in the year – and frankly, we’re frothing. more

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A secret tropical party is bringing bottomless spritzes to Brisbane
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A secret tropical party is bringing bottomless spritzes to Brisbane

Psst … can you keep a secret? Usually our lips are sealed, but when it’s something this exciting it would be a crime not to share it with our readers. We’ve caught wind that an exclusive tropical-themed party is popping up at a secret location in the CBD for one day only – and it’s bringing bottomless spritzes with it. Keep Saturday March 2 clear in your calendar, because the Secret Foodies are coming to town. more


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The free outdoor concert series bringing beats, bites and laid-back vibes
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The free outdoor concert series bringing beats, bites and laid-back vibes

Thanks to our totally enviable climate, one of Brisbane’s biggest brags is being able to hold killer outdoor events all year round. Nothing much beats lounging around in lush natural surrounds with a soundtrack of live music and some tasty bites – it’s a recipe for weekend bliss. The Sound Society is setting up shop at the Roma Street Parkland and South Bank Parklands for a series of free pop-up events, bringing chilled-out Saturday evening soirees and lazy Sunday sessions into your weekend repertoire. more

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Bottoms up – where to celebrate National Margarita Day in Brisbane
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Bottoms up – where to celebrate National Margarita Day in Brisbane

Ah, the humble margarita – what’s not to love? The classic Mexican concoction consisting of tequila, lime and triple sec is an absolute staple of any decent cocktail list. Considering how universally adored this beverage is, it makes perfect sense that margaritas have their own special day – February 22, to be exact. If you’re a fiend for a marg – be it frozen, shaken or straight up – we’ve found some spots around town that are celebrating National Margarita Day. Bust out your best party shirt and surrender to the sweet, sweet lure of the tequila temptress (responsibly, of course). more

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Blow the froth off some cold ones at Eatons Hill Hotel’s sixth annual Brisbane Beer Fest
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Blow the froth off some cold ones at Eatons Hill Hotel’s sixth annual Brisbane Beer Fest

Sun and suds – we dare you to name a more iconic duo. Eatons Hill Hotel is getting set to tap the kegs for the sixth annual Brisbane Beer Fest, opening the gates to hop heads and beer lovers of all kinds. With more brews than you can shake a pint at (130 to be exact), this year's Beer Fest is shaping up to be a great outing for anyone who enjoys a good tipple or two for their weekend wind-down. more

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Giddy up and groove – Tattersall’s gives its first race day of the year some RNB flavour
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Giddy up and groove – Tattersall’s gives its first race day of the year some RNB flavour

Summer race days generally conjure up images of fillies and fancy frocks, but the gang from Tattersall’s has garnered a bit of a reputation for shaking things up – because where’s the fun in sticking to the same old formula? After a roaring successful debut last year, the famous Tattersall's RNB Race Day is back, returning to Doomben Racecourse on Saturday March 2 to prove that hip-hop and horses make for a pretty unbeatable combination. more

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Ruggers, pluggers and snags – where to celebrate the Australia Day long weekend
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Ruggers, pluggers and snags – where to celebrate the Australia Day long weekend

We’re just going to put it right out there to diffuse the tension – whilst Australia has a lot of rad qualities, it still has a heck of a long way to go when it comes to respecting the traditional owners of the land. Here at The Weekend Edition we are firmly for changing the date of Australia Day to something that every Australian can enjoy (May 8, anyone?), bringing us together in a celebration of the mateship, unity and multiculturalism that make our country great. It’s great to see these conversations in place and hopefully in the not too distant future these changes will occur, but until then there are plenty of cool events that you can take advantage of on the Australia Day long weekend to celebrate all of the things that make Australia such a fantastic place to live – just remember to take a moment to reflect on the significance of this date for Aboriginal Australians. more

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Banquets, beers and bottomless Aperol – this West End hotspot is hosting some seriously dreamy summertime pop-ups
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Banquets, beers and bottomless Aperol – this West End hotspot is hosting some seriously dreamy summertime pop-ups

When it comes to Sunday afternoons, there tend to be two kinds of people – those who become inconsolable that their beloved weekend is coming to an end, and those who choose to suck the very marrow out of their last remaining hours of freedom. We know which camp we’d rather be in – so why not lean into those endless summer vibes? For the first three Sundays in February, West Village will transform into The Deck WV for a series of themed foodie events that are sure to get your mouth watering and your weekend vibes flowing. Did someone say Sunday session? 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 Tuesday February 5, we will officially welcome the Year of the Pig – here are the best places around Brisbane to celebrate! more

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A hawker-style night market is popping up in The City to celebrate the Lunar New Year
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A hawker-style night market is popping up in The City to celebrate the Lunar New Year

If you’ve already abandoned your resolutions since January 1 ticked over, fear not – a second chance is coming your way. We’re talking the Lunar New Year! To celebrate the occasion, Brisbane will be getting a special one-off night market dedicated to the Year of the Pig – and you’d better come with a swine-like appetite. On Friday February 1, the Treasury Brisbane courtyard will come alive as a hawker-style wonderland featuring delicious food, eye-popping entertainment and good fortune to spare. more

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From rooftop champagne to Tinseltown vibes, this New Year’s Eve soiree is set to shine bright
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From rooftop champagne to Tinseltown vibes, this New Year’s Eve soiree is set to shine bright

When it comes to New Year’s Eve, there are a lot of things to factor in – after all, they say that the way you spend the night sets the tone for the year ahead. If you’re keen to hit the town and party down but cringe at the thought of being crammed in a sweaty club with rowdy teens, we have just the solution. Bringing sophisticated style and serious celebratory vibes together, New Year’s Eve at Treasury Brisbane is set to stun with a host of options to suit every reveller. 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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Ring in the silly season with trackside action and free family-friendly fun at this festive race day
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Ring in the silly season with trackside action and free family-friendly fun at this festive race day

Once the calendar flips over to November, it seems like the remainder of the year fills up at a seriously swift pace. Between Christmas parties, office break-up get-togethers and general end-of-year madness, it can seem like an impossible task trying to find time to catch up with everyone on your nice list. The solution? Pick an event with something to keep the whole gang satisfied. The Tattersall's Celebration Season Race Day is taking over Doomben Racecourse on Saturday November 24 and will have something to suit every festive season reveller. more

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Deck the halls – Treasury goes festive for its final cheese and wine party of the year
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Deck the halls – Treasury goes festive for its final cheese and wine party of the year

The older we get, the more we realise that the festive season isn’t about presents … it’s about all of the amazing food we get to eat! As soon as the calendar flips over to December our minds are filled with visions of tasty treats and fabulous seasonal fare that comes around but once a year. As a special treat, Treasury Brisbane is taking its famous Cheese & Wine series and giving it a distinctly Christmas spin – just in time for the holidays. more