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

You know what makes this upcoming weekend that much sweeter? The fact that we have a cheeky mid-week break coming up next week! This coming Wednesday we will be paying our respects to the ANZACs with frothies and two-up, but until then there is plenty happening to keep us busy. From Shakespeare in the gardens to anti-gluten festivals and op-shop balls, we’ve tracked down the best of what’s happening in Brisbane on the April 19–22 weekend. more

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Demi-pliés meet degustation – Spicers Retreats pairs with Queensland Ballet for an Australian-first
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Demi-pliés meet degustation – Spicers Retreats pairs with Queensland Ballet for an Australian-first

Fans of breathtaking ballet, bountiful feasts and boutique accommodation (or a combination of all three) are in for a real treat. Spicers Retreats and Queensland Ballet are teaming up for a series of truly unique experiences across three weekends and three luxury hotels, where intimate performances will be matched with exceptional cuisine, making for a one-of-a-kind getaway. more

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Let’s take it outside – Stone & Wood is throwing a huge backyard party this weekend
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Let’s take it outside – Stone & Wood is throwing a huge backyard party this weekend

Us Australians are well known for many things, but there are two particular qualities that we hold extremely high – we brew bloody good beer and we throw one hell of a party. The Byron Bay mavericks from Stone & Wood happen to be across both of these skills, and have teamed up with fellow legends Brewsvegas for a second year running to create a killer backyard bash. Held at the Old Museum on Saturday March 17, the party will combine tasty tipples, live tunes, mouth-watering eats and community atmosphere. more

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Keeping it street (food) – hip-hop and dumplings combine to stimulate your soul
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Keeping it street (food) – hip-hop and dumplings combine to stimulate your soul

Look, it’s common knowledge that both the Sydney and Brisbane nightlife scenes are copping a bit of a reputation as DOA – but this isn’t necessarily the case. Granted, there are some pretty silly laws in place at the moment, but our respective live music scenes are doing everything they can to keep the dream alive. One of the best ways to prove that we can still party is by throwing a party, and what better things to celebrate than music and food? On Thursday March 22, the legends at Stimulate your Soul will be taking it to the streets at Heya Bar for a night filled with two of the things closest to our hearts – dumplings and hip-hop. more

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Sip and sample your way through the south’s best wine and cheese
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Sip and sample your way through the south’s best wine and cheese

When it comes to top ways to spend an evening, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything more dreamy than swanning around a moonlit courtyard sipping and nibbling on some of Australia’s best wine and cheese. If this sounds like your kind of heaven, you will be thrilled with the next piece of news we are about to share. Coming to Treasury Brisbane for one night only on Friday March 24, Cheese and Wine of Southern Australia will showcase some of our country’s best bites and drops from below the border. more

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Campfires, craft, karaoke and kayaking combine when Death Valley Fun Camp returns for its third year
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Campfires, craft, karaoke and kayaking combine when Death Valley Fun Camp returns for its third year

What do you get when you take all of the best things from school camp, minus the dodgy sloppy food and awkward guitar-playing PE teacher, and add tasty food and drink, killer music, fun workshops and a giant beach ball? You get Death Valley Fun Camp, that’s what. The brainchild of The Grates’ Patience Hodgson and John Patterson is back for another year promising to be more rad than ever … and The Weekend Edition is partnering with them to make someone’s weekend extra, extra special. more

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Newrybar's Harvest joins forces with coveted Australian chefs for a native dinner series
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Newrybar’s Harvest joins forces with coveted Australian chefs for a native dinner series

Popular south-of-the-border dining destination Harvest in Newrybar is set to welcome some of Australia's most coveted chefs to its kitchen as part of the 2018 instalment of its Wild Harvest chefs series. The monthly event kicks off on March 14 and will see some of the biggest culinary names join forces with Harvest's head chef Alastair Waddell and forager Peter Hardwick to create an exclusive one-off menu that showcases underutilised native and wild ingredients.  more

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The secret rooftop party bringing bottomless rosé and Michelin-star canapes to The City
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The secret rooftop party bringing bottomless rosé and Michelin-star canapes to The City

Brisbane, it turns out that our fling with rosé has turned into a full-blown love affair. The prettiest drink of the summer has well and truly stuck around to prove itself as a sip for all seasons, and quite frankly we are here for it. Good news for lovers of the blushing beverage – there’s a brand-new variety coming out and you could be the first to try it! This isn’t any old premiere, though – the Secret Foodies have gotten their hot little hands on it and are taking the event sky high with a rooftop party on Saturday March 10. more


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Explore the science of your senses at this fine-dining and film experience
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Explore the science of your senses at this fine-dining and film experience

Most people can relate to the intrinsic link between smell and memory – whether it’s passing a stranger wearing the same perfume of an ex-lover or coming across a flower that used to grow in your grandmother’s garden, these unexpected moments have the power to transport us back to certain points in time. If you’ve ever been curious as to why these senses are so connected, we’ve found a delicious event to help you discover the links. As part of the World Science Festival Brisbane’s Empire of Our Senses: The Body and Mind in Science program, GOMA has curated a stunning film and dining experience based around the facts of food and memories. Keep Saturday March 24 clear in your diary for a true sensory feast! more

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Totally un-brie-lievable – a cheese and champagne pop-up is coming to the northside!
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Totally un-brie-lievable – a cheese and champagne pop-up is coming to the northside!

When it comes to food and drink, there are some undeniably iconic pairings that have managed to truly stand the test of time. Look, we love trying weird combinations as much as the next adventurous eater but it’s the classics that get us truly weak at the knees. For example, name a more iconic duo than champagne and cheese – go on, we’ll wait. This delicious combination is coming to Portside Wharf for a weekend of all-out decadence in the form of its annual Cheese and Champagne Pop-up. Mark March 10–11 in your diary, pack up the picnic rug and get ready for some seriously tasty bites and bubbles. more

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Viva Brewsvegas! Brisbane’s biggest beer festival is back with more hoppy happenings than ever before
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Viva Brewsvegas! Brisbane’s biggest beer festival is back with more hoppy happenings than ever before

It’s no secret that Brisbane’s craft beer scene is absolutely booming – we have some of the coolest, most sustainable and downright innovative breweries in the country. Every year, hop-heads eagerly anticipate the city’s largest celebration of indie beer culture – we’re talking Brewsvegas, baby! Held from March 10–18 across a huge host of Brisbane venues, the mega-festival has something for everyone (and every taste). more

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Meet the tastemakers – The Art of the Palate fuses the worlds of fine dining, drinking and art
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Meet the tastemakers – The Art of the Palate fuses the worlds of fine dining, drinking and art

As much as Brisbane is a rather laid back city, sometimes we like to get a little bit fancy. Don’t get us wrong – we love to chill as much as the next person, but every now and then an occasion comes along that’s well worth dressing up and getting your pinkie finger out for. If you truly appreciate a fine wine and are no stranger to Brisbane’s flourishing art scene, The Art of the Palate is a one-of-a-kind event that will tick all of your boxes. Coming to The Lab Restaurant and Bar on Tuesday February 27, this cultural adventure brings together world-famous wine with impeccable eats and arresting visual art. more

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Live, local and laid back – The Sound Society brings free outdoor concerts to Brisbane
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Live, local and laid back – The Sound Society brings free outdoor concerts to Brisbane

When it comes to ways to spend your weekend, we find it hard-pressed to think of anything more dreamy than lounging in a lush park with your nearest and dearest to a soundtrack of live tunes (with snacks, of course). If this sounds like your idea of a good time, we have some news that is bound to excite you! When March Rolls around, both the South Bank Parklands and the Roma Street Parkland will play host to a series of pop-up concerts on the first weekend of every month – welcome to The Sound Society. The best part? You don’t have to spend a cent. 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 (indoors) Pop-Up Picnic at King Street … and you're invited!
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The Weekend Edition is hosting its first (indoors) 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