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

There’s no skirting around the fact – it’s pretty dang brisk in Brisbane at the moment. No matter where you sit on the winter scale (loving it sick versus actually sick), there is plenty of action happening around the traps to keep you occupied on your days off. From onion ring appreciation to massive bonfires, we’ve found the best events happening in Brisbane on the June 21–24 weekend. more

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Meet the makers and devour fresh produce during Scenic Rim Eat Local Week
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Meet the makers and devour fresh produce during Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

Here at The Weekend Edition, we are all about knowing as much as possible about your food – who makes it, where it comes from and its impact on the environment are just as important as taste. In Brisbane we’re lucky enough to be a short distance from the Scenic Rim, one of our country’s most bountiful resources for fresh produce. Eat Local Week is a yearly showcase of the Scenic Rim’s stunning offering, bringing together the people who’s hard work makes the area shine. more

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Prepare for all of the meat sweats at the Brisbane BBQ Festival
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Prepare for all of the meat sweats at the Brisbane BBQ Festival

If you’re the sort of person for whom ‘the meat sweats’ are a common affliction, we have news that is set to make you drool – the Brisbane BBQ Festival is back, baby! Taking over its new home at Victoria Park Sporting Fields on Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1, the two-day fiesta is bringing some of the country’s most talented barbecue lords together to smoke, grill, tenderise and tantalise. more

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From saucy noods to bargain fine-dining – eat your way around Brisbane during Good Food Month
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From saucy noods to bargain fine-dining – eat your way around Brisbane during Good Food Month

It seems like just yesterday that we were telling you guys all about what to expect at this year’s instalment of Good Food Month, but true to form this year is whizzing by and the time to feast is fast approaching. From July 1 to August 5, our city will be a hotbed of specially curated foodie events designed specifically to make you drool. We already spilled the beans on saucy noods, pasta parties, next-level surf’n’turf and young guns at work, so we’re here to shine a light on some of the other goodness happening during the food fiesta. more

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Food, fashion and fun combine for the inaugural Flavours of Portside
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Food, fashion and fun combine for the inaugural Flavours of Portside

When it comes to a great day out, there are a few key ingredients that we like to include. Delicious food is a given, fantastic drinks kick it up a notch, a spot of shopping certainly doesn’t go astray, and something to keep the kids occupied is just the cherry on top. If this sounds like your idea of a nice time, we have something that ticks all of the boxes. On Sunday June 24, Portside Wharf will come alive in a flurry of food, fashion and family-friendly fun for its inaugural Flavours of Portside event, celebrating all aspects of the precinct in signature riverside style. more

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Comfort food without the calories – learn how to cook winter delights at Laneway WV
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Comfort food without the calories – learn how to cook winter delights at Laneway WV

As much as we adore Brisbane winter, the temperature drop comes with some serious temptation to tuck in to all of the naughtiest foods we can imagine. We’re willing to bet that if you haven’t spent a chilly night holed up on the couch devouring potato bake straight from the dish, at the very least you’ve fantasised heavily about it. While a little indulgence is fine in moderation, if we spend the next three months living off creamy pasta our guts may never recover. Enter the next instalment of Laneway WV’s green living month, a series of free clean eating workshops from the mind of Jacqui Toumbas. more

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The Weekend Edition x W Insider: Brisbane's June Cool Hunter Guide
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The Weekend Edition x W Insider: Brisbane’s June Cool Hunter Guide

Friday June 1 marked a very special day for Brisbane City – the opening of its first five-star hotel in 20 years, W Brisbane. There are many elements that make W Brisbane particularly worthy of the five-star accolade, one of which is the W Insider, Montana Tozzi, a gal about town whose job is to ensure guests have access to whatever they want, whenever they want it. Each month Montana treats guests with her hit-list of what to do and see in Brisbane via the Cool Hunter Guide, and seeing as that's our specialty, we've partnered with her to curate it each month. Here you have it folks – the best of Brisbane this June. more

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Holy Shiitake! The event series helping hospitality businesses get off the ground
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Holy Shiitake! The event series helping hospitality businesses get off the ground

Let’s not sugar-coat it – starting your own business from scratch in any industry is damn hard work, but hospitality can be particularly intimidating. Even if you have a killer idea and loads of ambition, that won’t exactly impress the bank when it’s time to front up the cash to get started. If you’ve got big foodie dreams but are lacking in the financials to make it a reality, listen up – visionary hospitality funders Silver Chef and beloved incubator Wandering Cooks have teamed up to bring budding restaurateurs a very sweet opportunity indeed. more


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No passport required – take a trip around the globe with Brisbane’s best multicultural events
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No passport required – take a trip around the globe with Brisbane’s best multicultural events

Real talk – one of the best things about Brisbane is that it’s a cultural melting pot. From the delicious food to the lively events, there is always something happening that celebrates the unique mix of people that call this place home. Whether you want to taste something exciting, take part in a new ritual, catch tunes from another culture or see art from across the globe, it’s all happening in Brisbane this winter. We’ve taken a look through Brisbane City Council’s Live guide and picked five must-do events that prove you don’t need a passport to see the world. more

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From Paris with love – a cheese laneway is popping up in West End!
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From Paris with love – a cheese laneway is popping up in West End!

This time of the year is a particularly dangerous one – as soon as Brisbane’s temperature drops a little and we’ve exhausted our bank of long weekends, all we can think about is jetting off to another country for a sweet escape and loads of feasting. If you’re lusting after a cheese-fuelled European getaway but can’t spare the airfare, we have the next best thing – take a trip to the Fromage Laneway, popping up at West Village on Sunday May 27. more

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Grab your apron – the International Cake Show Australia is back!
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Grab your apron – the International Cake Show Australia is back!

Is baking a piece of cake? Or do your cakes not rise to the occasion? Either way, the International Cake Show Australia is the place to be. Whether you want to attend a masterclass, watch industry experts or just simply get your sugar fix, this event has something for everyone. The ultimate cake decorating competition is taking over Brisbane Showgrounds from May 18–20. more

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Party like a demigod when Paniyiri Greek Festival returns
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Party like a demigod when Paniyiri Greek Festival returns

Brisbane, the time is almost here – the haloumi is sizzling, the honey puffs are getting dusted with sugar and the zorba lines are approaching at a rapid pace. That’s right, Paniyiri Greek Festival is back! Returning to Musgrave Park and the newly renovated Greek Club from May 19–20, Brisbane’s biggest celebration of Greek culture will fill your belly and warm your heart. more

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Hello, momo – the courtyard party bringing cheese, wine and mimosas to The City
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Hello, momo – the courtyard party bringing cheese, wine and mimosas to The City

We’re calling it right now – mimosas are making a comeback. The humble mixture of sparkling wine and fruit juice is critically underrated for so many reasons – it’s delicious, it’s fresh and you won’t get judged for ordering it at breakfast. Hot off the heels of its sold-out wine and cheese event in March, Treasury Brisbane is once again turning its courtyard into an epicurean paradise – but this time, there will be citrus. Mark Friday May 11 in your diary because Wine, Cheese & Mimosas is about to get juicy. more

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Starlit movies, matching for prizes and picnic parties – what’s happening in The City this May
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Starlit movies, matching for prizes and picnic parties – what’s happening in The City this May

Folks, the wait is finally over – after a sultry summer, Brisbane is chilling out and embracing the change of seasons. Now that we can go out during the day without melting into a puddle, it’s the perfect time to explore what The City has to offer. It’s not just dining, drinking and shopping – there are plenty of cool activities going down that you might not even know about. From live tunes to garden parties and even interactive skylines, we’ve rounded up a list of things happening in The City this May that deserve your attention. more

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From sumptuous spreads to champagne garden parties – Mother’s Day celebrations for every mama
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From sumptuous spreads to champagne garden parties – Mother’s Day celebrations for every mama

She’s the one who has cooked you countless meals, consoled you through every horrible break-up, fixed your fringe when you tried to cut it yourself and always let you lick the wooden spoon after a cake-making session – yep, we’re talking about your mum. One day doesn’t seem like nearly enough to say thanks for all that she’s done, but it’s worth packing as much love as you can into your Mother’s Day proceedings. On Sunday May 13 (that’s Mother’s Day, in case you forgot), Treasury Brisbane will be celebrating all things matriarchal with a host of fantastic events to suit every kind of mama. From champagne garden parties to fancy high teas or even a family breakfast, it’s all taken care of. 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