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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

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Cheers to ten years – Stone & Wood brings the party to Brisbane with its inaugural Backyard Invitational
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Cheers to ten years – Stone & Wood brings the party to Brisbane with its inaugural Backyard Invitational

Since 2008, the legends from Stone & Wood have been brewing up some of our country’s most beloved frothy beverages. The Northern Rivers indie brewery quickly claimed a spot in the hearts of beer drinkers from far and wide, pumping out tasty concoctions at a rate that it has come to outgrow. You guys flipped out over the news that the gang would be setting up a brand-new brewery on the Brisbane side of the border, but the good news doesn’t stop there – to celebrate, the Stone & Wood gang is throwing a Backyard Invitational at its new Fortitude Valley home. more

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The morning meal making a difference to Australia’s domestic violence epidemic
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The morning meal making a difference to Australia’s domestic violence epidemic

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that our country has a deeply entrenched problem with domestic violence. From your morning Facebook scroll to the nightly news headlines, it’s a hard truth that is hard to escape – and these are just the incidents that get reported. The White Ribbon Foundation is working tirelessly to raise both awareness and funds to fight this harrowing issue, and one of its standout events is just around the corner. Returning to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday November 20, the Queensland Government’s annual White Ribbon Day Breakfast will educate, inspire and feed both bodies and souls. more

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Sample your way around our country’s finest culinary creations at the Good Food & Wine Show
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Sample your way around our country’s finest culinary creations at the Good Food & Wine Show

Let’s be honest – tasting something delicious for the first time is up there with one of life’s greatest pleasures. The thrill of finding flavours that really resonate with you is pretty much unparalleled, which is what makes the Good Food & Wine Show the equivalent of Christmas morning for adults. Returning to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from October 26–28, this culinary who’s who brings together a travelling road show of some of the best producers around the country for the pleasure of your tastebuds (and curiosity). more

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Pack your bags – urban vacation James Street RESORT celebrates the iconic precinct
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Pack your bags – urban vacation James Street RESORT celebrates the iconic precinct

Everyone loves a little holiday, and sometimes the best destinations for an escape are right under our nose. One event that personifies the spirit of vacation is James Street RESORT, the annual two-day soiree that celebrates the best of the beloved precinct whilst also treating Brisbane’s residents to a heady dose of culture. Running from October 11–12, this year’s RESORT is happening in conjunction with the opening of a bona fide holiday destination – the brand-new Calile Hotel. more


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Swine, steins and schnitties – where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Brisbane
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Swine, steins and schnitties – where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Brisbane

If you’ve noticed a sudden spike in the amount of people getting around in dirndls and lederhosen, we can assure you it’s not something in the water – it’s Oktoberfest season, baby! Despite the fact that we are nowhere near Germany, us Australians love to get amongst the spirit of the traditional European holiday – hey, if there’s beer, pretzels and schnitzels involved, we’re all in! We’ve scouted around to find the best Oktoberfest celebrations happening in Brisbane this year, so raise your stein and get ready to party. more

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Dining series Art of the Palate goes off the wall for a fashion-inspired evening
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Dining series Art of the Palate goes off the wall for a fashion-inspired evening

Since its inception earlier this year, Treasury Brisbane’s stunning Art of the Palate series has been captivating both our eyes and our tastebuds with its unique blend of fine dining and visual art. For its October edition, the series is taking things in a different direction – taking art off the walls and onto the catwalk. That’s right – perfectly timed for Brisbane Fashion Month, Art of the Palate is giving its offering a sartorial spin on Tuesday October 30. more

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Brisbane’s first-ever bug and oyster trail brings a touch of the Sea to the City
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Brisbane’s first-ever bug and oyster trail brings a touch of the Sea to the City

One of the best things about a coastal jaunt is undoubtedly the food – there’s nothing quite like enjoying the freshest seafood that the ocean has to offer. If you’ve been craving a taste of the good stuff, we have news that is going to make your mouth water – Brisbane City is getting its own pop-up dining trail dedicated to bugs and oysters! Stretching along City Reach, Sea to the City is a dedicated alfresco food trail popping up on Sunday October 7 to deliver a seafood feast to the heart of The City. more

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Sun, surf and cinema – the Noosa International Film Festival brings a wave of talent to the coast
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Sun, surf and cinema – the Noosa International Film Festival brings a wave of talent to the coast

When it comes to the Sunshine Coast, movies probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind – try beaches, bushwalks and laid-back vibes. It turns out that film culture is alive and well on the coast, as a thriving community event returns for its third outing to celebrate the region’s love of all things to do with the big screen. Running across multiple venues from October 25–28, the Noosa International Film Festival is a jewel in the crown of the Sunshine Coast’s cultural calendar bringing cinematic gold from all around the world. more

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That’s a paddlin’ – fill your cup at Beer InCider Experience’s huge fifth instalment
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That’s a paddlin’ – fill your cup at Beer InCider Experience’s huge fifth instalment

If there’s one thing us Australians are known for, it’s a love of beer. While the international stereotype may relegate us to Fosters-swilling bogandom, we know the truth – our country is chock-full of damn good brewers who are passionate about making the best brews around. If you froth over the good stuff, be sure to mark September 21 and 22 in your calendar because the Beer InCider Experience is back at the Brisbane Showgrounds … and its bringing way more than just suds. more

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The free pop-up party series celebrating spring with cocktails and prizes
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The free pop-up party series celebrating spring with cocktails and prizes

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – springtime in Brisbane is pretty much the greatest time of year. As well getting to swan around outdoors in the perfect weather, our cultural calendar really kicks into overdrive (looking at you, Brisbane Festival). As the days get longer and the nights grow balmy, we’ve found the perfect way to celebrate – with Spring Time Drinks. Taking over Treasury Brisbane every Friday in September, this pop-up party series is bringing a little something extra. more

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Yasss kweens! King Street celebrates equality with three weeks of festive fun
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Yasss kweens! King Street celebrates equality with three weeks of festive fun

Last year marked a pretty momentous occasion in Australian history – our (frankly useless) government asked us if same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, and because we’re not a pack of animals we voted yes to love. This rainbow-coloured victory is something to be celebrated, which is why the legends at King Street have decided to throw a three-week-long party in conjunction with Brisbane Festival. Love is King will take over the street from September 8–29 bringing fun, feasting and loads of amorous activities with it. more

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Triple threat – a huge festival is coming to launch The Valley's newest laneway
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Triple threat – a huge festival is coming to launch The Valley’s newest laneway

Anyone who frequents Fortitude Valley (or just generally has their finger on the pulse of cool stuff) would know that the laneways are where it’s at. The beloved Bakery and Winn Lanes have long been go-to locations to scout the best of Brisbane – from food to fashion, these hotspots are loaded with local gems worth your attention. The Valley is about to welcome a brand-new laneway into its fold, and the powers that be have decided to celebrate by throwing one hell of a party. The Hidden Lanes Festival is taking over town for one day only on Saturday October 13, uniting the three locations to showcase our city’s secret charms. more

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Feast on the freshest fare at the first-ever Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival
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Feast on the freshest fare at the first-ever Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival

Here in Brisbane, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to epicurean events. While most of the big names tend to set up centrally year after year, it’s time for the Bayside to shine with the arrival of the first-ever Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival. Sweeping over the Redcliffe Foreshore on September 8–9, the free-entry two-day festival will give you the chance to explore the best bites, brews and entertainment across a great range of formats. more

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Five in five – our top picks from every day of Valley Fiesta
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Five in five – our top picks from every day of Valley Fiesta

Folks, the time is almost upon us – the hotly anticipated Valley Fiesta is back in town and sticking around for an extra few days of goodness. For the first time in its inception, the Fiesta will be spreading its program of live music, art, theatre, immersive experiences and parties across five jam-packed days. There’s so much to see and do that we thought we’d give you a helping hand sorting through it all – from tropical rooftops to laneway shindigs, we’ve picked our must-dos at Valley Fiesta for every night of the week. more

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Back with a bang – Brisbane Festival delivers the goods with its sizzling 2018 selection
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Back with a bang – Brisbane Festival delivers the goods with its sizzling 2018 selection

Folks, spring has almost sprung and it’s bringing a little something special with it – we’re talking Brisbane Festival, baby! Come September 8, our fine city will be overflowing with a selection of local and international entertainment that will make your head spin. From circus and cabaret to top live bands and immersive theatre, the festival brings together the best of the arts scene for your enjoyment – so you’d better get out there and lap it up. Mark September 8–29 in your diary and start planning your hit-list, because this one’s going to be a doozy. more

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What’s on this Ekka eve and public holiday
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What’s on this Ekka eve and public holiday

There are so many things to love about the Ekka – the food, the animals and the rides are right up there, but it’s the public holiday that we’re most grateful for. If you’re not up for braving the crowds at the showgrounds on Wednesday August 10, we’ve whipped up a little list of things that are happening around town on the public holiday and the night before – you get a sleep-in, after all … more