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What's on in(side) Brisbane this weekend
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What’s on in(side) Brisbane this weekend

Ahh, blessed be the weekend. Is it just us, or is time going quicker than usual? Though we can't complain when another Friday rolls around. Whether you've made a date with your couch and the television remote or you're wanting to make the most of this weekend's sunny weather forecast, we've rounded up the top things happening from Spice Girls house parties and celeb-filled novel readings to Dirty Dancing at the drive-in movies and Brisbane's best day trips. Welcome to another edition of what's on in(side) Brisbane this weekend. more

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Take a virtual trip through our land down under – Tourism Australia presents Live from Aus
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Take a virtual trip through our land down under – Tourism Australia presents Live from Aus

Travelling is a bit of a sore spot right now – overseas trips are currently a no-go and even interstate travel is still banned – but that won't stop us from planning our next holiday. Set to inspire some serious domestic wanderlust, Tourism Australia has curated an entire weekend – aptly named Live from Aus – of exclusive access to some of the most awe-inspiring travel experiences Australia has to offer. So tune in from Saturday May 16 to Sunday May 17 to enjoy some dead-set amazing travel content – think iconic Aussie landmarks, award-winning restaurants, cuddly koalas and workouts with Chris Hemsworth's trainers. more

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Lady Gaga, Elton John, Paul McCartney and more team up for the One World: Together At Home COVID-19 concert special
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Lady Gaga, Elton John, Paul McCartney and more team up for the One World: Together At Home COVID-19 concert special

UPDATE: One World: Together At Home will be live streamed on Channel 10 on Sunday April 19 from 10:00 am. Doing their part in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO) have teamed up with Lady Gaga and a talented roster of international artists for One World: Together At Home, a global concert special helping to raise much-needed funds and support for those affected by coronavirus. more

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Keep listening – QMusic Connect goes live to help Queensland’s music industry navigate change
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Keep listening – QMusic Connect goes live to help Queensland’s music industry navigate change

The live-music industry has been forced into an unimaginable period of change. The combination of cancelled performances, venue closures and the air of uncertainty circling future shows has been more than enough to bring much of the industry to its knees. This week, QMusic Connect, a series of free online workshops and masterclasses, went live in a bid to support, connect and upskill Queensland’s contemporary music community during this unprecedented climate. more

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Weekend plans, sorted – homegrown musicians are banding together for live-streamed music festival Isol-Aid
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Weekend plans, sorted – homegrown musicians are banding together for live-streamed music festival Isol-Aid

UPDATE Tuesday March 24: Following a successful first weekend of live-streamed tunes from some of our favourite homegrown musos, Isol-aid is back this Saturday March 28 with the likes of Jen Cloher, EGOISM, Loose Toot and Emily Wurramara all making an appearance. Follow the Isol-aid Facebook page for up-to-date info on performing artists and set times. With the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling a bunch of concerts and putting live gigs on ice for the foreseeable future, artists and the music industry as a whole have been left to pick up the pieces. Embodying the typical Aussie spirit of helping each other out in tough times, some of your favourite local artists are coming together to live stream gigs straight to your lounge room for Isol-Aid, a two-day Instagram Live musical festival. If you plan to stay in this weekend you're in for a treat, as Isol-Aid will be taking over some of… more

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TEMPORARILY CLOSED The ultimate after-hours art party – dive into Water Up Late
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TEMPORARILY CLOSED The ultimate after-hours art party – dive into Water Up Late

Please note that this event has been cancelled until further notice. We will do our best to keep you updated with the most current information. Night owls will get their chance to marvel at the wonderment and curiosities of QAGOMA’s summer blockbuster exhibition, Water, when live music and art combine for a jam-packed after-hours shindig. From Friday March 20 to Saturday March 21, GOMA will be taken over by homegrown musical talent, pop-up performances, science activations, bars, eats and more for Water Up Late. more


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A backstage pass to Brisbane's best beatmakers – don't miss out on tuning into High Rotation
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A backstage pass to Brisbane’s best beatmakers – don’t miss out on tuning into High Rotation

Whether you rocked Bernard's signature floppy hairstyle, you grew up listening to tunes from Regurgitator and Savage Garden or you're Thelma Plum's biggest fan, there's something for every local music devotee at Museum of Brisbane's nostalgia-fuelled exhibition, High Rotation. If you're yet to drop in, the exhibition has a few special events left for visitors to gain an exclusive insight into Brisbane's music scene, transporting them from underground Valley gigs to national and international stages. 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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(POSTPONED) Splendour in the Grass unveils a huge 2020 line-up
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(POSTPONED) Splendour in the Grass unveils a huge 2020 line-up

Please note that this event has been rescheduled to October 23-25 due to the Federal Government's ban on public gatherings in excess of 500 pax. Please check the Splendour in the Grass website for the most up-to-date information. From Grammy Award-winning rappers to indie-pop icons and Australian rock royalty, the 20th annual Splendour in the Grass line-up is nothing short of stellar. more

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Acclaimed harpist Xavier de Maistre returns to serenade crowds with seductive symphonies in Vivaldi's Venice
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Acclaimed harpist Xavier de Maistre returns to serenade crowds with seductive symphonies in Vivaldi’s Venice

Internationally celebrated harpist and all-round breathtaking stage presence, Xavier de Maistre is returning to Brisbane to serenade crowds with a celestial soundtrack of seductive strings as part of his national tour with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Audiences will be taken on a musical journey along the bustling canals and renaissance palaces of the City of Bridges, as the master harpist takes a solo turn in Vivaldi’s Venice on Tuesday March 3. 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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Goodbye for now, but not forever – Metro Arts bids farewell to its Edward Street home with two-week festival Metro Arts, with love
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Goodbye for now, but not forever – Metro Arts bids farewell to its Edward Street home with two-week festival Metro Arts, with love

Since news broke in December 2019 that the much-loved heritage-listed arts centre at 109 Edward Street had sold, we have been eagerly anticipating how Metro Arts will celebrate more than four decades of supporting and mentoring artists and their creative works. Set to go out with a bang, Metro Arts, with love is – as you probably rightly assumed – a love letter to the space as well as to the artists and audiences in the form of 12 days of performance, artworks and live music from February 1 to 15. 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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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