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

With the recent heatwave that has been plaguing us poor Queenslanders, you would be forgiven for thinking that we are all currently walkin' on the sun. The weather might suck a bunch, but that’s no excuse to become a recluse – there’s so much fun to be had! From pure gin-sanity to Valley music crawls and urban wine adventures, we’ve sussed the best things happening in Brisbane on the February 15–18 weekend. 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 Friday February 16, we will officially welcome the Year of the Dog – here are the best places around Brisbane to celebrate! more

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Starlit sips and brilliant bites abound at this pop-up long table feast
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Starlit sips and brilliant bites abound at this pop-up long table feast

When it comes to a spot of alfresco dining, Brisbane was pretty much custom made for the job – our killer climate and lush scenery are a match made in outdoor dining heaven. After all, doesn’t the prospect of a star-lit feast with delicious food, flowing drinks and a balmy breeze sound positively dreamy? This fantasy situation is coming to life – Brisbane’s inaugural Longest Dinner Under the Stars is setting up at Eagle Farm Racecourse for one night only, so mark Saturday March 10 in your diary and prepare to be enchanted. more

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The Weekend Edition is hosting its first Pop-Up Picnic at King Street … and you're invited!
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The Weekend Edition is hosting its first Pop-Up Picnic at King Street … and you’re invited!

What happens when The Weekend Edition gets handed the keys to King Street? An exclusive evening of fun, feasting, flowing wine and frivolity, that's what! For the very first time The Weekend Edition is hosting a dreamy Pop-Up Picnic, and with the help of our friends at King Street and The Pine Kitchen, we're putting on an intimate evening of escapism that you're not going to want to miss. more

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Explore dumpling days, powder parties and cosplay culture during BrisAsia Festival
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Explore dumpling days, powder parties and cosplay culture during BrisAsia Festival

When it comes to cultural melting pots, they don’t get much bigger than Asia. This massive continent is home to some of the world’s most ancient civilisations, not to mention a large chunk of the population, so it makes sense that there are boundless cultural influences. From the climate to the cuisine, there are huge variations across the many countries that call Asia home – and that’s what makes it so exciting to explore. From February 10 to March 4, our city will come alive with the sights, sounds, tastes and experiences of Asia for the BrisAsia Festival. From cosplay to dumpling days and even live comedy, Brisbane is about to get a true taste of both traditional and contemporary Asian culture. more

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Ruggers, pluggers and snags – the best Australia Day parties around Brisbane
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Ruggers, pluggers and snags – the best Australia Day parties around Brisbane

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 Friday January 26 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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Count me (g)in – sip on summer botanicals at Covent Garden’s spirit-soaked soiree
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Count me (g)in – sip on summer botanicals at Covent Garden’s spirit-soaked soiree

When it comes to cooling down and chilling out in Brisbane’s scorching summer heat, few things hit the spot quite like a damn fine gin. Whether you like it with tonic and lime or fancied up in a cocktail, this versatile spirit is really having a moment as of late – and we’re definitely not complaining. If you have a soft spot for this delicious staple, we have an event that’s sure to make your mouth water – Ginuary is hitting Covent Garden on Thursday January 25 to bring a stellar selection of sips and bites dedicated to everyone’s favourite botanical beverage. more


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Laid back local vibes abound for Australia Day at South Bank
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Laid back local vibes abound for Australia Day at South Bank

Let’s get right to the point – Australia is a really awesome place to live. We have an amazing climate (heatwaves notwithstanding), some of the most stunning scenery in the world, and a unique cultural tapestry that draws upon both our history and diversity. All of these elements combine to make our home something to be truly proud of – so why not take a day off to celebrate? On Friday January 26, South Bank’s Australia Day festivities will be in full swing with the fun and good vibes flowing in abundance. more

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Savour the tastes of the season at the inaugural Flavours of Summer Festival
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Savour the tastes of the season at the inaugural Flavours of Summer Festival

It's a given that the warmer months generally stimulate a lot of beach trips and fun by the coast. Don't get us wrong, the ocean really is a wonderful place to be. We're just going to put something out there, though – have you ever thought of doing something really different over summer? You know, like ditching the hot sand and beachside hustle for lush greenery, fine food and relaxed vibes? Well, if you're keen to mix things up this year and escape the coast on the ultimate foodie adventure (with a champagne in hand), then round up the crew and head out to the Flavours of Summer Festival at Spicers Hidden Vale this January. more

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Take the sting out of your silly season with Skygate and DFO Brisbane’s festive offerings
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Take the sting out of your silly season with Skygate and DFO Brisbane’s festive offerings

As December 25 draws perilously close, we are becoming very aware of just how much has to be done to prepare for the big day. If you’re anything like us, the holidays come with mixed emotions – it’s pretty much a cocktail of pure joy, excitement, stress and anxiety garnished with a serious flexing of time-management skills. While we can’t really solicit advice on how to avoid your great uncle’s annoying questions at Christmas lunch, we can provide help in other areas to take some of the sting out of the season. DFO Brisbane and Skygate have your silly season covered – from the shopping to the food and even the entertainment, this is shaping up to be one easy breezy Christmas. more

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Add a touch of waterfront luxe to your festive season with A Sanctuary Cove Christmas
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Add a touch of waterfront luxe to your festive season with A Sanctuary Cove Christmas

When it comes to Christmas, Sanctuary Cove certainly doesn't do things by halves. The thriving precinct already has a reputation for throwing some sterling seasonal celebrations, so it comes as no surprise that the return of A Sanctuary Cove Christmas was something we keenly marked in our calendars. From Monday December 11 to Friday December 15, the luxury master-planned community will be overtaken with jolly vibes and loads of free family-friendly fun. more

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Interstate date – get a taste of Melbourne in Brisbane for one night only
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Interstate date – get a taste of Melbourne in Brisbane for one night only

There’s a reason that so many of us Brisbane folk have a big ol’ raging crush on Melbourne – it’s just a really bloody awesome city. Whilst we will always have love for the sunshine state, it doesn’t stop us from drooling over the art, music and food from Victoria’s proud capital. If it’s been a while since your last interstate sojourn, we have some exciting news for you – Melbourne is coming to us! On Wednesday November 29, Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall will be transformed into a micro-version of our coolest southern sibling for Melbourne After Dark. more

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Calling all night owls – one of Brisbane’s biggest shopping precincts is staying up late!
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Calling all night owls – one of Brisbane’s biggest shopping precincts is staying up late!

For many of us nine-to-fivers, late-night shopping is something of a divine miracle sent from the heavens as a small reprieve from the hell of trying to cram everything into lunch breaks and weekends. With Christmas approaching at an anxiety-inducing rate, it’s important to be aware of everything we can do to save both time and money. This is why we practically jumped for joy when we found out that from Thursday November 23, Skygate and DFO Brisbane will be easing our festive woes with some late-night trading action. more

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Saddle up for a luxurious soiree at the Tattersall’s Celebration Season Race Day
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Saddle up for a luxurious soiree at the Tattersall’s Celebration Season Race Day

Folks, we are galloping towards Christmas at a lightning pace – the champagne is flowing, the gift hunting has commenced and our fanciest frocks are coming out of retirement for the influx of fabulous summer soirees heading our way. What better way to celebrate the incoming festive season than with a party to end all parties? The Tattersall’s Celebration Season Race Day heralds the end of the racing season as well as the beginning of all things Christmas, taking over Doomben Racecourse on Saturday November 25 for a touch of high-class revelry. more

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Pimm's, pho shooters and party times – the Christmas cocktail soiree turning tradition on its head
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Pimm’s, pho shooters and party times – the Christmas cocktail soiree turning tradition on its head

When it comes to Christmas, most of us have our own little traditions that we like to stick to. While there’s nothing wrong with the tried and true, adding a little extra kick to your end-of-year proceedings can take things to a whole new level. Who’s to say you can’t have it both ways? Treasury Brisbane is hosting its first-ever Christmas Cocktail Soiree, taking over the Treasury Hotel Courtyard on Friday December 8 for an evening of pure festive revelry – with some twists thrown in for good measure. more

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Secret society – the dreamy pop-up rooftop bar you’ll be hanging out at this summer
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Secret society – the dreamy pop-up rooftop bar you’ll be hanging out at this summer

One irrefutable fact about us Brisbane dwellers is that we love a good rooftop bar. Why wouldn’t we? The vibes are high, the views are fab and the temperature is perfectly balmy – it’s the ideal setting for summer sippin’. The only thing more irresistible than the lure of a good rooftop party is making said party a limited-time deal – our curiosity and crippling fear of missing something rad make these pop-up events a must-try. We’ve got the good word that one of these blessed affairs is coming to Brisbane for a fleeting visit! Running from November 24 to December 17 at the Brisbane Racing Club, The Society Summer Series is popping up with drinks, tunes and canapes for days. 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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Rise, shine and make change – the White Ribbon Day Breakfast brings social justice centre stage
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Rise, shine and make change – the White Ribbon Day Breakfast brings social justice centre stage

Australia, we have a problem – domestic violence. This heartbreaking issue is one that is unfortunately rampant in our society, with a staggering set of statistics backing up the fact that it is a legitimate epidemic. While the fight for social justice can often be exhausting, we can take solace in the fact that the tide is turning – more voices are chiming in and more people are standing up against these horrors. The Queensland Government’s White Ribbon Day Breakfast is one such step in the right direction, taking place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday November 22 to educate, inspire change and serve up delicious eats to boot. 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