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James St Up Late is back with an after-dark shopping spectacular
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James St Up Late is back with an after-dark shopping spectacular

Attention, happy shoppers – James St Up Late is back and bigger than ever! After what seems like forever, the annual nighttime extravaganza will take over James Street's leafy surrounds for an evening of too-good-to-be-true discounts, goodies galore and fun in-store experiences. Pencil in Thursday June 24 for Brisbane’s premier fashion party, because this is one shopping soiree not to be missed! more

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Shop under the stars (and whales) at BrisStyle's local maker markets this Christmas
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Shop under the stars (and whales) at BrisStyle’s local maker markets this Christmas

If the thought of hitting the shops during the festive season is daunting, don’t worry – you’re not alone. So you can get a head start on slipping some presents beneath the Christmas tree, BrisStyle markets has two jam-packed shopping events coming up – The BrisStyle Handmade Markets and the BrisStyle Twilight Markets. Boasting handmade goodies, unique treats and live entertainment, yule love what these local maker markets have in store ... more

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Spread the local love and hit up Brisbane's best Christmas markets
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Spread the local love and hit up Brisbane’s best Christmas markets

We won't mince words (only pies) – this year it has never been more important to shop local and handmade when it comes to your festive-season gifting. Buying from Christmas markets pretty much generates nothing but positives – you get to pick up unique things that your friends and fam will love, as well as supporting local creatives with your patronage. If you’re searching for presents with a little more heart this year, save this round-up of Brisbane’s best Christmas markets and cross some names off your nice list. more

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Level up your outfit with gems from Brisbane Fashion Month's West Village Accessory Market
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Level up your outfit with gems from Brisbane Fashion Month’s West Village Accessory Market

When spring rolls around every year, it's only natural to find yourself wanting to give your wardrobe a little bit of a makeover (and hey, we think you deserve it). A dose of retail therapy never hurt nobody, and that's why we can't wait to shop up a storm on Saturday October 17, when Brisbane Fashion Month's West Village Accessory Market kicks off with a bang – and a selection of shopping treasures. more

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Get crafty in isolation with Finders Keepers At Home
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Get crafty in isolation with Finders Keepers At Home

Ordinarily, strolling from stall to stall at the Finders Keepers market with a coffee in one hand and baked goods in the other is a leisurely pursuit that we look forward to with anticipation. These times, however, are far from ordinary. Rather than sit at home and cry into their (probably homemade) pillows, the crafty folk behind the much-loved design market have done what they do best and got a little creative to bring you Finders Keepers At Home. If you still have a calendar (optimism, we love to see it!) go ahead and book out June 19 to 21 because you won't want to miss a minute. more

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Creative collective – support local makers and artists at QAGOMA’S new online Design Market
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Creative collective – support local makers and artists at QAGOMA’S new online Design Market

Staying at home these last couple of months has meant our wallets have taken less of a beating than usual, though that's not to say we haven't made an online purchase (or ten). To help out local artists and makers (and help us splash a little cash), Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) has kindly moved its Design Market online. Get ready to shop 'til you drop ... 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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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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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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Who run the world? Where to celebrate International Women’s Day in Brisbane
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Who run the world? Where to celebrate International Women’s Day in Brisbane

Folks, here’s a little heads up – International Women’s Day has rolled around again! Taking place on Friday March 8, this global celebration shines a light on the amazing work that non-male folk all around the world are doing. From art and activism to STEM and parenting, it’s all about acknowledging the tireless work of women in all walks of life. This day is for everyone (no matter how they identify) to celebrate, support and recognise the achievements and everyday struggles that women face. We’ve rounded up some rad events that epitomise the spirit of the day – and all are welcome to attend. more

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Brisbane’s first fully undercover night market is bringing bites and brews to the southside
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Brisbane’s first fully undercover night market is bringing bites and brews to the southside

Brisbane’s market scene is absolutely flourishing right now and we couldn’t be happier – after all, what’s not to love about delicious fresh food, discovering new talent and supporting local businesses? If you live south of the CBD and have been craving a taste of the after-dark market scene, your wish is about to be granted. Taking up residency from 4:00–10:00 pm every Friday at the Brisbane Markets site in Rocklea, the Brisbane Night Market is set to debut as the southside’s coolest spot to kickstart your weekend. more

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Pick up perfect blooms and make your own Christmas centrepiece at this festive pop-up
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Pick up perfect blooms and make your own Christmas centrepiece at this festive pop-up

Let’s be honest – living in hot and sunny Queensland doesn’t exactly fit with a traditional Christmas aesthetic. The store-bought wreaths with plastic holly and fake snow seem like a bit of a cop-out – so why not decorate a little more Australiana this festive season? West Village is holding a bloomin’ great native flower market and workshops, taking over the precinct on Saturday December 22 to make sure you’re all set for when the Man in Red comes down the chimney. more

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Recreate puts a highly sustainable spin on couture fashion
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Recreate puts a highly sustainable spin on couture fashion

The sustainable fashion trend is in full swing and we couldn’t be more thrilled – after all, what’s not to love about a garment that has been lovingly designed to minimise its impact on the environment? Taking this notion even further is the annual Recreate Fashion Show and Twilight Market, a sparkling showcase of high fashion made entirely from second-hand materials. This is up-cycling taken to a whole new level, folks. more

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Valley Fiesta pumps up the party factor with an all-new five-day format
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Valley Fiesta pumps up the party factor with an all-new five-day format

Look, it’s absolutely no secret that Fortitude Valley is one of Queensland’s premier party hubs – the place was literally built for fun. Since 1997, there has been one particular event dedicated to shining a light on the Valley’s reputation as a hub of arts, culture, food and entertainment – the weekend-long celebrations of Valley Fiesta. Well folks, we can confirm that Brisbane’s biggest street party just got a heck of a lot bigger – clear August 29 to September 2 in your diary because the Fiesta is coming in hot with five days of revelry. more

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The Finders Keepers Market is back with a treasure trove of local talent
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The Finders Keepers Market is back with a treasure trove of local talent

Australia’s longest-running independent art and design market is back, baby – and when we say it’s bigger (and better) than ever it’s no exaggeration. Extended trading hours, a bevy of brand-new stalls and an elevated food and drink offering has further cemented the firm spot that Finders Keepers has in our hearts. Mark June 22–24 in your diary and make a beeline for the Brisbane Showgrounds, because this is one market you won’t want to miss. more

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BNE DESIGN celebrates Brisbane's makers with a bespoke open-air market
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BNE DESIGN celebrates Brisbane’s makers with a bespoke open-air market

It’s no secret that Brisbane is swimming with talented artisans – you need only visit any of the cool makers markets of a weekend to get a glimpse of what our creative communities have to offer. Our city’s makers have a serious knack for crafting beautiful, unique and sustainable products that stand up against the best in the country – and you have a chance to see them all in one place. Coming to King George Square as part of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games’ massive Festival 2018 program, BNE DESIGN is running from April 13–15 to bring bespoke Brisbane goodness to The City. 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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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