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This Hamilton hub is hosting truffle dinners and Italian lunches by the river
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This Hamilton hub is hosting truffle dinners and Italian lunches by the river

While our feeds are filled with endless snaps of European summers (seriously, it seems like everyone is there!), you might find yourself green with envy while you try to stay warm amongst Brisbane's chilly conditions. Well, we're here to tell you that you can have your own Euro-inspired experience right here in our river city. From truffle dinners to waterfront long-table lunches filled with Italian delights, there's something for every wanderlust-stricken feaster at Portside Wharf this July ... more

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BLEACH* Festival
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Culture-soaked creativity and expert storytellers bring BLEACH* Festival’s 2022 program to life

Unless you're new to the coast or have been living under a rock, you're probably well familiar with BLEACH* Festival. For those who aren't, well, allow us – BLEACH* is the Gold Coast's premier arts and cultural festival that proudly and passionately champions the incredible artists and performers that make up the tapestry of the shining city. BLEACH* has been no stranger to COVID-related cancellations and, much to the dismay of everyone on the Gold Coast, last year's festival took a hit. Luckily for us, BLEACH* is back, better than ever and is here to celebrate its 11-year milestone by transforming beachside esplanades, botanic gardens and hinterland hideaways into backdrops for spine-tingling and thought-provoking experiences from August 11-21. We recommend clearing your calendar because the 11-day program has just been released and is packed with a bounty of events and… more

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

While the weather may be chilly, it's definitely worth getting out and about this weekend! There's plenty of fun-filled events coming to Brisbane over the next few days – you can test your trivia knowledge amongst Aussie music legends, boogie the night away at Bee Gees-themed night markets or get into the Christmas (in July) spirit at festive pop-up bars. Here's our pick of some of the best things to do this weekend ... more

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Four days of feasting – the James St Food + Wine Trail returns for 2022
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Four days of feasting – the James St Food + Wine Trail returns for 2022

Calling all food fanatics and cocktail cravers! After a two-year hiatus, one of Brisbane's biggest culinary celebrations – the James St Food + Wine Trail – is coming back in 2022. From July 28–31, Fortitude Valley's fashionable promenade will be the setting for a four-day foodie festival showcasing edible offerings from some of Brisbane's best restaurants and bars. Expect one-off menu pairings, multi-course extravaganzas, exclusive tastings and, of course, James Street's annual street-wide Market Day. Here's what's in store ... more

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Sign us up – Hazelwood Estate’s chef-hatted The Paddock restaurant is hosting salumi masterclasses this July
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Sign us up – Hazelwood Estate’s chef-hatted The Paddock restaurant is hosting salumi masterclasses this July

For the uninitiated, salumi are Italian cured meats made predominantly from pork. Some of our salumi favourites include the likes of prosciutto, pancetta, lardo, lonza and perhaps our most-devoured meaty treat, mortadella. If you're keen to learn more about the ancient craft of salumi, you're in luck – The Paddock at Beechmont's Hazelwood Estate is hosting two days of intimate, hands-on classes where guests can learn their bresaola from their coppacolla. more

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An outdoor cinema, night market, mirror maze and a pleasuredome is coming to Brisbane Powerhouse
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An outdoor cinema, night market, mirror maze and a pleasuredome is coming to Brisbane Powerhouse

This year is packed to the rafters with truly exciting entertainment happenings, and now we have a couple of more to add to the mix. Brisbane Powerhouse has announced that four major outdoor activations will be staged at the New Farm precinct, with the colourful calendar lined with outdoor cinemas, night markets, mirror mazes and even a pleasuredome from this August. more

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Take advantage of your last chance to wine and dine at Eagle Street Pier
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Take advantage of your last chance to wine and dine at Eagle Street Pier

Unless you've been living under quite a large rock, you're probably well aware that Brisbane City dining and entertainment precinct Eagle Street Pier is set to close in mid-July. With mere weeks left to go until some of our favourite eateries shutter, it's now or never to feast, frolic and say farewell to The Pier in style. Here's some of the final dining deals that you can experience at Eagle Street Pier ... more

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A wine-and-cheese soiree is coming to this inner-city courtyard
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A wine-and-cheese soiree is coming to this inner-city courtyard

When the mercury begins to dip, our desire for an evening filled with two tried-and-true companions, wine and cheese, only grows. That's the exact combination that's being celebrated on Friday July 15 when Treasury Brisbane comes alive once again with beats, eats and tipples for its popular Wine & Cheese event. If you're eager to sip and snack under the moonlight, read on to discover more about this decadent event ... more


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Our top picks for your taste buds at this year's Scenic Rim Eat Local Week
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Our top picks for your taste buds at this year’s Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and cushioned by World Heritage-listed national parks is a gastronomic wonderland, bursting with freshly grown produce and artful chefs highly skilled in the craft of making damn good food. The Scenic Rim is the sparkling gem in Queensland's crown of homegrown culinary goodness. With friendly farmers aplenty, a myriad of wineries, eclectic rural communities and good, old-fashioned country charm, you can't go wrong with a trip anywhere in this region. As if we didn't need another excuse to pop in the car for a winter road trip, the Scenic Rim is enticing Gold Coast and Brisbane locals to come and taste the best the region has on offer during the 11th Eat Local Week. From June 25 to July 3, snuggle up and prepare to breathe in the fresh country air as you taste, sip, nibble and delight in a bounty of events courtesy of some of… more

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It’s a kind of magic – Maho Magic Bar is coming to Brisbane with tipples and tricks aplenty
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It’s a kind of magic – Maho Magic Bar is coming to Brisbane with tipples and tricks aplenty

No matter the age, one's child-like fascination with magic never wears off. If you like your cocktails served with a side of enchantment and neon-lit charm, then pull up a seat at the Maho Magic Bar and prepare for a night that will leave you bewitched. Straight from the streets of Tokyo (and with a stop off on the Gold Coast), the Magic Makers from Maho Magic Bar are finally coming to Brisbane for a limited time and are ready to serve up delicious drinks and mystifying magic tricks. more

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Laneways, laughs and local gems – spend a long weekend in Caloundra for the hilarious That's Not My Dog! festival
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Laneways, laughs and local gems – spend a long weekend in Caloundra for the hilarious That’s Not My Dog! festival

With June upon us and the middle of the year nigh, many of us will be craving a little escape. While an extended holiday may not be possible until Christmas, a long weekend here and there is definitely on the cards. That's Not My Dog! comedy festival is serving you with the perfect excuse to apply for some leave – or chuck a sneaky sickie – and head up north to enjoy three days of laughs, good food and plenty of sunshine in Caloundra. While we're sure you don't need any convincing, we've gone to the trouble of curating the perfect long weekend itinerary so that you can soak up the sun, sample the local brews and bites, take in the scenery and enjoy some classic Aussie comedy. more

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A bittersweet farewell – champagne, fireworks and dynamite entertainment awaits at Eagle Street Pier's last hurrah
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A bittersweet farewell – champagne, fireworks and dynamite entertainment awaits at Eagle Street Pier’s last hurrah

We're sure you've heard by now that Brisbane's premier riverfront dining complex, Eagle Street Pier, will soon close to make way for the construction of the $2.1-billion Waterfront Brisbane development. In true Eagle Street Pier style, the precinct is set to go out with a bang – and a pop of the champagne bottle. Before you don your best cocktail attire, read on for the low-down on the farewell festivities ... more

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Spend your Sunday sipping Chandon at this lavish long lunch in Currumbin Valley
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Spend your Sunday sipping Chandon at this lavish long lunch in Currumbin Valley

A spectacular manor set amongst a lush valley, copious amounts of champagne and a taste bud-tantalising long lunch curated by a renowned chef. If you were to ask us to conjure up our idea of a perfect feast, we think that the aforementioned scene would be pretty darn close. Well dreams do come true, folks, as the Chandon Garden Spritz Long Lunch at The Valley Estate has all of this and more. more

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Ben Lee, tastebud-tantalising bites and Bluey – the ultimate guide to Teneriffe Festival
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Ben Lee, tastebud-tantalising bites and Bluey – the ultimate guide to Teneriffe Festival

The momentous occasion is near – Teneriffe Festival will be descending upon Vernon Terrace in just two short weeks! Bringing with it a bevy of brews, bites, beats and feel-good vibes, the street-wide fiesta is set to be one fun-filled day out. So you know what to do this Saturday May 28, we have curated the ultimate Teneriffe Festival guide. Here are our must-do picks ... more

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A huge vegan market is coming to Portside Wharf
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A huge vegan market is coming to Portside Wharf

Cupcakes, cookies, burgers, loaded fries, pizza, fudge – these are some of the mouth-watering plant-based bites you can devour at the QLD Vegan Markets. Coming to Portside Wharf for the first time ever this June, these jam-packed markets promise a day full of flavourful vegan fare, locally made treasures and top-notch vibes. more

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A swarm of illuminated bees is coming to West Village
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A swarm of illuminated bees is coming to West Village

Whether it’s the humble European honey bee, the hard-working Australian native bee or their other high-flying friends, bees are extremely vital for the preservation of our fragile ecosystem. In recognition of the importance of bees and their role in keeping our planet healthy, our favourite little honey-makers and super-important pollinators have a national day of recognition – World Bee Day. This year's World Bee Day falls on Friday May 20 and to celebrate, West Village is welcoming a bee-centric installation into its midst from acclaimed Australian visual-design masterminds Dead Puppet Society. On top of this, the precinct is hosting an un-bee-lievable selection of free activities throughout May. Here’s all of the buzz-worthy news … more

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Noods by night – Brisbane Night Noodle Markets presented by Citi set to return this June
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Noods by night – Brisbane Night Noodle Markets presented by Citi set to return this June

It's been a few years between serves of bao, chargrilled chicken skewers, flying noodles and twisted potatoes, but after a pandemic-induced hiatus it seems like the Night Noodle Markets is finally making its return to Brisbane. For 12 nights from Wednesday June 15 until Sunday June 26, the City Botanic Gardens will be filled with the seductive smells of street food from some of the country's most beloved vendors. more