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

Love is in the air, folks – it’s Valentine’s Day weekend! Whether you’re swoonin’ like cupid or cursing the Hallmark holiday at every chance you get, it’s here baby! No matter where you fall on the joy scale, there’s plenty happening around town to either distract you or help you lean into the love-fest. From bottomless Amalfi-style Aperol parties to musical bar crawls, we’ve found the best things happening in Brisbane on the February 14–17 weekend. 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

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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