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

Christmas comes but once a year, but Brisbane's fine array of events simply doesn't take a break. Makes Santa look like a bit of a slacker, to be honest. Anyway, this coming weekend is no exception – from disco divas to Pulp Fiction pop-up bars, here are the best things to see, do, hear and eat in Brisbane from December 14–17. 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

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Nail the race day trifecta at this sophisticated Melbourne Cup party destination
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Nail the race day trifecta at this sophisticated Melbourne Cup party destination

The Melbourne Cup is one of those uniquely Australian mid-week excuses to pretty much dress up and get down – sure, some people genuinely care about the racing aspect but a lot of us are in it for the party. Well, dear readers, there exists a place that will cater to every crowd come Tuesday November 7. Whether you’re a serious punter, a social butterfly, a fashion die-hard or just there for the food (no shame), Melbourne Cup at Treasury Brisbane is the place where you’ll feel like you’re winning all day long. more

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Snack, sip and catch starlit flicks at American Express Openair Cinemas
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Snack, sip and catch starlit flicks at American Express Openair Cinemas

Going to the movies as an adult seems to be a rare treat for most of us – it’s so nice to be able to kick back for a couple of hours and truly switch off from the world. While we have no complaints about the traditional formula of popcorn, frozen Coke and blasting air-conditioning, sometimes it’s nice to shake it up and take advantage of our dreamy Brisbane climate. American Express Openair Cinemas is taking up residence in the lush South Bank Parklands from October 6 to November 19, bringing a fresh and seasonal spin to your movie-going experience – trust us when we say this is one instance where the question “Do you want to take this outside?” should be met with the affirmative. more

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Dinner and a show – Uber is giving lucky riders the chance to win an exclusive Riverfire experience
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Dinner and a show – Uber is giving lucky riders the chance to win an exclusive Riverfire experience

There’s something about pyrotechnics that gets people really damn excited. Heck, we’re not about to pretend that we’re above stopping and staring in awe when a whole bunch of colourful fireballs light up the sky. Returning as the show-stopping closing event to Brisbane Festival, Sunsuper Riverfire is one such occasion where we all come together to marvel at the wonders of gunpowder let off to a synchronised soundtrack. As a special treat for the long weekend, Uber is giving twenty lucky riders the chance to win the ultimate Sunsuper Riverfire experience this Saturday September 30 – transport, food and killer views all included. more

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The round-up: Saddle up for race-day revelry this Melbourne Cup

The race that stops the nation is fast approaching, which means it’s time to ensure that your Melbourne Cup party plans are sorted. This year dozens of Brisbane’s finest spots are frocking up for the 2017 festivities, so before you get caught up finalising your bets and arranging your stellar outfit, make sure you’ve booked a place to celebrate before you’re all dressed up with no place to go. more

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Raise your stein to celebrate ten years of Oktoberfest Brisbane, the country’s biggest German party
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Raise your stein to celebrate ten years of Oktoberfest Brisbane, the country’s biggest German party

Germany is known for a lot of things – its highly expressive language, its iconic selection of food and rich cultural history combine to make it a bucket-list destination for pretty much anyone who hasn’t been already. Undoubtedly one of the biggest celebrations of all things Germanic is the world-famous Oktoberfest, but unfortunately not all of us have the cash to drop on a European getaway. Luckily, we have the next best thing right in our own backyard – Oktoberfest Brisbane! Held over two weekends at the Brisbane Showgrounds in October, this massive party is celebrating its tenth year of bringing us a big ol’ slice of Germany’s culture. more

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Everything is all white – tickets to Brisbane’s most prestigious dinner party are about to drop!
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Everything is all white – tickets to Brisbane’s most prestigious dinner party are about to drop!

Here in Brisbane we may not get a white Christmas, but every year we do get one white-hot party. How could you possibly resist the allure of an all-white dress code combined with a mystery location and a moveable feast? Combining mystery with elegance, this annual epicurean adventure is one that sets the city's social scene abuzz. Le Dîner en Blanc returns for its sixth edition on Saturday November 4, taking over a top-secret location and filling it with food, merriment and white for the night. more

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Snap up some sensational seasonal bargains at DFO Brisbane's Big Brand Sale
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Snap up some sensational seasonal bargains at DFO Brisbane’s Big Brand Sale

Folks, we are at that awkward mid-season point of the year where we’re clinging to spring but the rise in temperature is undeniable. This recent spell of balmy weather has got us looking toward our summer wardrobes and feeling a little less than impressed with what we've got. Are you feeling a tad uninspired by your selection of last year’s denim cut-offs and that same bikini you’ve been rocking for a couple of summers now? Fear not, fam! DFO Brisbane's Big Brand Sale is here to save your wardrobe and your pennies – running from Friday September 29 to Monday October 2, you can indulge in some serious bargains with a side of delicious eats and fun activities. more

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From cheese alleys to wine ice-cream – find your new favourites at the Good Food and Wine Show
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From cheese alleys to wine ice-cream – find your new favourites at the Good Food and Wine Show

We’ve all had instances where we’ve tasted something for the very first time and had our minds blown. You know, from the moment it hits your lips and you instantly think, “Holy smokes, this is a game changer and please give me 100 more.” The thrill of finding flavours that really resonate with you is pretty much unparalleled, which is what makes the Good Food and Wine Show the equivalent of Christmas for adults. Running from October 27–29 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, this culinary paradise brings together a travelling road show of some of the best producers around the country for your eatin’ and drinkin’ pleasure. more