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

We'll admit it, there's few things in life that spark pure, unbridled joy more than a three day weekend. That's right folks, there's no need to set an early alarm or meal-prep on Sunday night – we have got a whole extra day for sleeping in, sipping cocktails and enjoying general splendour! To make things easy, we've rounded up the finest events happening across Brisbane from January 24 to 27, from Australiana-themed brunches to Lunar New Year festivities. Cheers to the long weekend! 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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Some of Australia's best musical talent team up for From Brissy, With Love – A Fire Relief Benefit
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Some of Australia’s best musical talent team up for From Brissy, With Love – A Fire Relief Benefit

The current Australian bushfire crisis is undoubtedly one of the most catastrophic disasters to strike our country in recent memory. As the fires continue to ravage communities and natural resources, the nation has responded with a heartening outpouring of support, donating generously to organisations combating the fires directly, nurturing our wildlife and lending assistance to those displaced. The Weekend Edition is keen to do its part, so we've teamed up with our friends at The Triffid and a cadre of Australia's best musical acts to host a fundraising event on Sunday January 19, the proceeds of which will be donated in full to fire-relief charities. 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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Mark your calendar – five unmissable events for 2020
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Mark your calendar – five unmissable events for 2020

From sun-soaked music festivals to stage shows straight from Broadway, 2019 brought us a unique array of impressive events which dazzled and delighted the senses. As we near closer to the festive extravaganza that is New Year's, we become more and more curious for what the roaring twenties will bring. With a new decade comes a new calendar full of key events, so we've collated five exciting happenings in 2020 that are worthy of a save the date. more

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Valley gigs, tantalising burlesque and laugh fests – the best events in Brisbane this February
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Valley gigs, tantalising burlesque and laugh fests – the best events in Brisbane this February

Almost missed with a blink of the eye, January (arguably the most chaotic month of the calendar) has come and gone before we could guzzle the correct amount of cocktails and canapes. Don't fret – February promises to be just as jam-packed with dive bar gigs, local markets, tasty eats and thirst-inducing tipples. From homegrown comedy heroes to culture-combining festivals, here are some unmissable events happening in Brisbane this February. 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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It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas – Carols in The Common is coming to West Village
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It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas – Carols in The Common is coming to West Village

Door-to-door Christmas carolling is a tradition beloved by our friends in the Northern Hemisphere. If a snow-lined street filled with groups of merry carollers doesn't warm you with Christmas cheer, we don't know what will. Unfortunately, Brisbane's balmy festive-season weather doesn't usually encourage streets filled with a chorus of Christmas tunes. This is why outdoor carol performances are so magical – they’re held in the cool of night and there’s no walking involved or knocking on stranger’s doors. On the evening of Wednesday December 4, Opera Queensland will host Carols in The Common at West Village for all of your summer-suitable carolling needs. more

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Shake it up – the beloved Valley Fiesta returns as a year-long weekly event series
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Shake it up – the beloved Valley Fiesta returns as a year-long weekly event series

If you’re a Brisbane local who loves a bit of live music, arts and culture action, odds are you would be familiar with the beloved Valley Fiesta. This annual affair has seen many evolutions over the years, going from a one-off street party through to a festival that celebrates and champions our city’s amazing arts scene. Well folks, the Valley Fiesta is back – just not as you know it. It has now been extended into a series of year-long weekly pop-ups to keep the good times rolling well into the rest of the year and beyond. 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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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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Let’s get weird – The Flaming Lips bring iconic album The Soft Bulletin to the stage for one night only
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Let’s get weird – The Flaming Lips bring iconic album The Soft Bulletin to the stage for one night only

The word ‘prolific’ can tend to get thrown around when it comes to musical output, but one band that has truly earned this adjective is The Flaming Lips. From humble beginnings in Oklahoma way back in 1983, the band has continued to shock, surprise and innovate over the course of its 36-year tenure in the often-fickle music scene. Amongst The Flaming Lips’ wildly experimental (yet always entertaining) catalogue lies The Soft Bulletin, the band’s beloved 1999 album that saw them break through to a whole new audience. To celebrate the album’s 20th birthday, The Flaming Lips are coming to The Fortitude Music Hall to play a one-off show on Saturday September 28 – and you’re going to want to be there. more