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Heads up frothy fiends – Australia's first virtual beer festival is happening
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Heads up frothy fiends – Australia’s first virtual beer festival is happening

As the legendary Bob Dylan once mused, the times they are a-changin' and change they have. If you've been missing afternoons down at your local and beer-fuelled festivities in general, you aren't alone but we have a snippet of good news to help ease some of the pain. Heads up frothy fiends, Australia's first virtual beer festival is happening on Friday June 5 so go ahead and clear your calendar. more

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Cheese Week returns to Portside Wharf for a week-long celebration of all things fromage
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Cheese Week returns to Portside Wharf for a week-long celebration of all things fromage

From the perfect melt-in-your-mouth topping for our favourite carb-heavy dishes, to its status as a hero ingredient of any charcuterie board, cheese is a dangerously-addictive morsel that goes well with almost anything. To celebrate the appetite-stimulating dairy-based treat, Portside Wharf is hosting Cheese Week from Friday March 13 to Friday March 20, featuring a plethora of cheesy specials that are sure to supply a calcium hit. more

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Candy-coated musicals, froth-filled fests and queer flicks – the best events in Brisbane this March
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Candy-coated musicals, froth-filled fests and queer flicks – the best events in Brisbane this March

Another month, another bunch of awesome happenings to look forward to! Whether you're looking to chill out and listen to some live tunes at a backyard barbecue, bask in some toe-tapping theatre or immerse yourself in thought-provoking conversations on science and space, there's something for every leisure seeker on the calendar this month. We've put together a handy list of the coolest events happening in Brisbane this March, from science festivals full of wisdom and wonder to chocolate-covered musicals. more

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Raise a glass – where to celebrate National Margarita Day in Brisbane
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Raise a glass – where to celebrate National Margarita Day in Brisbane

Whether you like them shaken, stirred or frozen, the mighty margarita is a great sip for any occasion. To celebrate the much-loved libation of cocktail connoisseurs from all over, Saturday February 22 marks the special day on the calendar where you have an excuse – nay, duty – to indulge in the classic Mexican concoction of tequila, lime and triple sec. If you’ve got a hankering for a marg, we’ve found some spots around our great city that are celebrating National Margarita Day. Cue some Jimmy Buffet and get ready to raise a toast to the ultimate sweet and salty blend! more

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Galentine's soirees, latin feasts and schmoozy seafood banquets – where to celebrate Valentine's Day in Brisbane
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Galentine’s soirees, latin feasts and schmoozy seafood banquets – where to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Brisbane

Whether you're set to cozy up as one-half of a couple or you have plans to scour Netflix for 90s rom-coms (bar of chocolate in hand), February 14 is a day that is either greatly anticipated or met with general indifference. We can all agree that with V-Day just around the corner, now is the prime time for potential suitors to strike with cupid's arrow. We have put together a list of the most romantic events happening across Brisbane this Valentine's Day, from passionate pasta-filled dinners to love potion cocktail markets, so you can sip and snack on whatever your heart desires. more

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Love is in the air at Eagle Street Pier – here's where to wine and dine your loved one this Valentine's Day
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Love is in the air at Eagle Street Pier – here’s where to wine and dine your loved one this Valentine’s Day

Look, we totally get it. Finding a place that ticks all the boxes for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner can be difficult. That doesn't mean you should settle for average-tasting takeaway and overpriced floral bouquets – reignite the spark and treat yo' self (and your special someone) this February 14. If a night out on the town is on the cards, Eagle Street Pier has an eclectic array of restaurants offering decadent feasts, flowing champagne and mouth-watering desserts. Cheers to V-day! more

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Sweet sounds, succulent bites and smooth sips – Tropical Days & Summer Nights at Eagle Street Pier continues to turn up the heat
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Sweet sounds, succulent bites and smooth sips – Tropical Days & Summer Nights at Eagle Street Pier continues to turn up the heat

Although we are more than halfway through summer, hanging riverside with a spritz in hand sounds more inviting than ever. That's exactly what is on the cards at Eagle Street Pier, which has been transformed into a summer lover's oasis for Tropical Days & Summer Nights. Making the heat bearable and the vibes more vibrant, the riverside precinct's array of restaurants and bars is offering drinking and dining specials that guarantee a summer afternoon spent well – and the chance to win a new car! more

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Riverside discos, backyard barbecues and brewery tours – where to make the most of your Australia Day long weekend
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Riverside discos, backyard barbecues and brewery tours – where to make the most of your Australia Day long weekend

We’re just going to put it right out there – there are many things we want to celebrate about Australia (especially after such a difficult start to 2020), but January 26 doesn’t represent an inclusive day for everyone. The Weekend Edition team fully supports changing the date of Australia Day to a day that every Australian can enjoy, bringing us together in a celebration of the mateship, unity and multiculturalism that make our country great. We hope that this change will take place in the not too distant future, but until then there are plenty of fun 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 – from Sunday sessions filled with iconic Australian anthems to Hottest 100 shindigs and sausage sizzles by the riverside. We kindly ask that you remember to take a moment this… more


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Dumplings, dragon dancers and street parades – where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Brisbane
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Dumplings, dragon dancers and street parades – where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Brisbane

A welcome addition to the start-of-year calendar, the annual Chinese New Year festivities celebrate the turn of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar and bring bright lights, delicious cuisine and lion dancing to our great city. This year we welcome the Year of the Rat with plenty of celebrations running from late January all the way through to mid February. If you are keen to check out some action-packed events, we’ve rounded up all the colourful festivities taking place in and around Brisbane. more

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Breakdancing comps, cosplay parties and bustling night markets – BrisAsia Festival is back for another entrancing year
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Breakdancing comps, cosplay parties and bustling night markets – BrisAsia Festival is back for another entrancing year

Pals, it's that time of year again – one of the city's most exciting cultural events, BrisAsia Festival, is back! From February 1 to February 29, our city will come alive with the sights, sounds, tastes and experiences of Asia. From breakdancing competitions to sunset concerts and bustling night markets, Brisbane is about to get a taste of both traditional and contemporary Asian culture. more

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Karma kegs, rock gigs and decadent dinners – events around Brisbane raising funds for the bushfire relief
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Karma kegs, rock gigs and decadent dinners – events around Brisbane raising funds for the bushfire relief

Australia is currently facing one of the most catastrophic bushfire seasons on record. To date, more than 1700 homes have been lost, 25 lives lost, eight million hectares burnt, and more than 100,000 livestock and millions of native and endangered wildlife have perished.* To support the heroic Rural Fire Service volunteers, as well as the many communities and animals affected, our great city is coming together to host a range of fundraising events. From karma kegs to Valley gigs and long-table dinners, we have put together a list of events that are helping to raise money for bushfire relief. more

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Noosa Eat & Drink Festival brings beachside brunches, celebrity chefs and foodie fun to the coast
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Noosa Eat & Drink Festival brings beachside brunches, celebrity chefs and foodie fun to the coast

Get excited food-loving folks! Australia’s top-hatted chefs will touch down in the sunny coastal town of Noosa for the annual four-day Noosa Eat & Drink Festival from May 14–17. Whether you are looking for beachfront brunches, celebrity chef live cooking demonstrations, long lunches in the hinterland or boozy boat parties, the 2020 program is packed with things to do. more

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Sip and snack by the water all summer long with Tropical Days & Summer Nights at Eagle Street Pier
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Sip and snack by the water all summer long with Tropical Days & Summer Nights at Eagle Street Pier

Spritzes in the sun, rosé by the river and delicious dishes every day sounds like a pretty ideal summer holiday. Lucky for us, this paradise exists on the banks of the Brisbane River – Eagle Street Pier has been transformed into a lush oasis for the summer months. Tropical Days & Summer Nights celebrates summer at the pier, bringing together its stellar selection of restaurants and bars to keep the party vibe going all summer long. more

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Christmas in Brisbane brings magic, wonder and free fun this festive season
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Christmas in Brisbane brings magic, wonder and free fun this festive season

The tinsel is out of storage, the ornaments are polished and the oven is prepped at a perfect pavlova-cooking temperature – we think it’s safe to say that the festive season has well and truly arrived! Christmas in Brisbane is truly a magical time where our city comes alive to celebrate in a uniquely Australian way – after all, who needs snow when you have sand? From enchanted gardens to festive beats, we’ve found the best things happening during Christmas in Brisbane across The City, South Bank and Roma Street Parkland. more

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Buon appetito! Salumi Sagra returns with another authentic Italian feast
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Buon appetito! Salumi Sagra returns with another authentic Italian feast

It’s important to take the time to stop and smell the salumi. Day to day, a busy lifestyle can mean the closest you get to a culinary experience is nibbling a breakfast bar in peak hour traffic. The busy person’s version of an Italian feast? A late-night takeaway pizza. Here’s where Salumi Sagra steps in, with a flavourful five-course Italian lunch to remind us what authentic Italian cooking tastes like. So slow down and plate up on Sunday November 17 at West Village – your taste buds will thank you later. more

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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween events and parties
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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween events and 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! 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 VR experiences 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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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 25–27, 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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Triple threat – Hidden Lanes Festival celebrates all of The Valley's foodie, fashion and cultural gems
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Triple threat – Hidden Lanes Festival celebrates all of The Valley’s foodie, fashion and cultural gems

Brisbane’s laneway scene just keeps going from strength to strength (Melbourne who?), and one of our biggest assets when it comes to this indie culture and ethos is Fortitude Valley. Known to many as a party and nightlife capital, our beloved Val has a whole heap more going on – thanks in large part to its famous bustling laneway precincts. On Saturday October 26, these nooks and crannies will join forces for the Hidden Lanes Festival, a massive free celebration of all things art, food, music, fashion and entertainment. 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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Brisbane’s bug and oyster trail returns with Sea to the City this spring
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Brisbane’s bug and oyster trail returns with Sea to the City this spring

It's an absolute delight isn't it, living in a city nestled on the shores of the sea. The bayside only a short drive out of the CBD, trips to the islands in the summertime, and of course, a trawl of the freshest seafood readily available for any ocean-specific food cravings. We don't take our seaside locale for granted for many reasons, least of all for its many culinary gifts, which is why Brisbane City is getting another pop-up dining trail celebrating two of the most delicious things to be hauled from the watery depths – bugs and oysters! more