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

Considering our publication has the word 'weekend' in the title, you can bet your sweet bippy that we know a thing or two about the best ways to keep you occupied when that glorious stretch of freedom rolls around – from rock’n’roll takeovers to grapevine dance gatherings and New Orleans-style carnivals, we’ve scoped what’s on in Brisbane this weekend from March 30 to April 2. more

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Immerse yourself in authentic country culture at the Felton Food Festival
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Immerse yourself in authentic country culture at the Felton Food Festival

There’s a lot to be said about an escape to the country – the air is crisp, the folk are friendly and the food is fresh as can be. A pocket of paradise that personifies these characteristics is the farming town of Felton Valley, nestled just 30 kilometres south of Toowoomba. Luckily for us city slickers, the Felton Food Festival packages together all that is great about authentic country life into one magic weekend filled with eats, entertainment and education. more

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Froth your chops over the best beers from Brisbane and beyond at Brewsvegas
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Froth your chops over the best beers from Brisbane and beyond at Brewsvegas

We might as well get straight to the facts – the craft beer scene in Brisbane is second to none. From our local watering holes to our abundance of boutique breweries, we are never lacking for a world-class brew, and nobody knows this more than the gang from Brewsvegas. From March 10–19, this hop-heavy festival will take over more than 50 venues all across Brisbane to celebrate local beer culture with everything from dart competitions and street parties to cook-offs and art collaborations. more

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Lick, bite and slurp up a treat storm at the first Brisbane Ice Cream Festival
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Lick, bite and slurp up a treat storm at the first Brisbane Ice Cream Festival

Remember the first time you heard a Mr. Whippy truck rolling down your street? The tinny sounds of 'Greensleeves' heralded the arrival of the ultimate indulgence – ice-cream. Aside from the nostalgia factor, not much can beat the feeling of wrapping your lips around a deliciously frosty treat on a warm summer’s day. Well, all of our Christmases have come at once with the announcement of the Brisbane Ice Cream Festival – on Saturday March 11, the historic Peters Ice Cream Factory at West Village will be brimming with frozen delicacies as far as the eye can see. Stock up on Lacteeze, because this is going to be huge. more

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Meats, beats and brews combine for the BBQ and Beer Roadshow
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Meats, beats and brews combine for the BBQ and Beer Roadshow

Picture yourself, if you will, nestled in the lush grass on a warm summer’s day. Sitting in your lap is a plate of juicy, tender, melt-in-your-mouth meat that has been lovingly prepared by a barbecue expert. In your hand is an ice-cold craft beer, the perfect accompaniment to your feast. Is this a dream? No, dear reader – this could very much be your reality when the BBQ and Beer Roadshow rolls into the Doomben Racecourse this Saturday February 18. Wear your loosest pants and don’t forget the wet wipes. more

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The round-up: where to celebrate Australia Day in 2017
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The round-up: where to celebrate Australia Day in 2017

These days it’s pretty difficult to pin down what makes someone a quintessential Australian. Our increasingly diverse population is one of the things that makes Australia so vibrant, but it also makes it tricky to define what it is to be ‘true blue’. One thing we think Australians of every walk of life appreciate is a public holiday, and we’ve got one coming up! The Australia Day public holiday lands on Thursday January 26, which means that many will be looking to take advantage of a four-day weekend. If you are keen to get out and about on Australia Day, we’ve collated this bonza list of events, perfect for celebrating in style with our fellow Aussies. more

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Sink your teeth into homegrown tastes and talent at Great Australian Bites
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Sink your teeth into homegrown tastes and talent at Great Australian Bites

Here in the great southern land, we have a lot to be thankful for. The weather is primo (heatwaves notwithstanding), the scenery is sublime, the food is fresh and we have some very talented entertainers in our midst. Bringing together all of these elements is Great Australian Bites, a three-day celebration over the January 26–28 Australia Day long weekend showcasing the best that Brisbane has to offer. more


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Rise and shine for a cause at the White Ribbon Day Breakfast
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Rise and shine for a cause at the White Ribbon Day Breakfast

There are certain topics in society that evoke such strong emotional responses that they become impossible to ignore. Domestic violence is a heartbreaking epidemic in Australia, but there are legends out there doing their best to fight the good fight and bring it down. Inviting the public to become heroes is the Queensland Government’s White Ribbon Day Breakfast, happening at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday November 25 to educate, inspire change and serve up some damn delicious food. more

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Celebrate the silly season in style with Christmas at Mantra
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Celebrate the silly season in style with Christmas at Mantra

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the weather is heating up, the days are getting longer and minds are inevitably turning to Christmas. As exciting as it all is, preparing for the festive season can be pretty tricky. How do you please everyone from David in accounts to Karen from finance? We’ve found the secret – Christmas at Mantra will have your friends, family and office hailing you as a hero. With a range of awesome packages spread across three unique Brisbane venues, the silly season is a cinch. more

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Say hasta la vista to 2016 at the Havana Nights fiesta
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Say hasta la vista to 2016 at the Havana Nights fiesta

You know they say that they way you spend New Year’s Eve is the way you’ll spend the rest of the year, right? In that case, picture yourself in a tropical paradise sipping on fresh mojitos, bar-hopping from venue to venue as you dance the night away. It may sound like a dreamy getaway, but at the Regatta’s Havana Nights fiesta it could be exactly how you ring in 2017. more

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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween parties
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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween 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, guys! 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 interactive horror mazes 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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The night turns white for the fifth Le Dîner en Blanc
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The night turns white for the fifth Le Dîner en Blanc

If you happen to be out and about on Saturday evening and see a swarm of people dressed head-to-toe in all white everything, don’t be alarmed – the time is once again upon us for Le Dîner en Blanc, returning for a sold-out fifth instalment in a mystery location. Come Saturday, the secret’s out! more

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Go for the trifecta with Melbourne Cup at Mantra
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Go for the trifecta with Melbourne Cup at Mantra

You know what they say – good things come in threes, and Mantra’s Melbourne Cup offerings this year are proof. Boasting three unique venues each putting on stellar events, you’re going to have to roll the dice to choose where to party come Tuesday November 1. From cocktail soirees to dessert towers, we’re placing our bets on having the best Melbourne Cup ever. more

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Prepare for a snag throwdown at the Oktoberfest Sausage Challenge
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Prepare for a snag throwdown at the Oktoberfest Sausage Challenge

The time has come, dear reader, for the true heroes of society to emerge. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. The Oktoberfest Sausage Challenge is coming to the Bavarian Bier Cafe on Saturday October 15 to separate the wheat from the chaff, but this competition ain’t no joke. more

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Get kraut and about amongst the action at Oktoberfest
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Get kraut and about amongst the action at Oktoberfest

It’s stein time! Australia’s largest Oktoberfest is back for another year, so it’s time to dust of the dirndl and squeeze into those old lederhosen. Over two weekends the Brisbane Showgrounds will become a massive wonderland of Germanic food, drink and entertainment. more

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Fuel up on food and fun at the Caxton Street Festival
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Fuel up on food and fun at the Caxton Street Festival

While we aren’t going to suggest wearing your stretchy pants out in public, you may want to consider something a bit loose fitting. The Caxton Street Festival is going all out with its food, drink and entertainment offering this year, so be sure to come hungry, come thirsty and, most importantly, come with an appetite for good times. more

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Help raise some cheddar for charity at the YMCA Rat Race
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Help raise some cheddar for charity at the YMCA Rat Race

Do you like cheese? Do you like obstacle courses? Do you like supporting a good cause? If you answered yes to all three (or even two) of these, then we’ve got a cheeky challenge that’s right up your alley. The YMCA Rat Race is pitting teams against its mouse trap-style obstacle course to help raise funds for YMCA's projects. more

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Eat, drink and be merry at the Beer InCider Experience
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Eat, drink and be merry at the Beer InCider Experience

Odds are the best parties you’ve ever been to had some defining key elements in common – killer tunes, epic food and of course, an excellent beverage selection. From Friday September 16, the Beer InCider Experience brings a triple threat of craft brews, alternative music and top-notch eats to the Albion Park Harness Racing Club for two back-to-back days of pure good times. more