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

Shout out to short weeks and leftover Easter chocolate, y’all! Thanks to some strategically placed public holidays we have four four-day weeks in a row, so what better way to celebrate than sucking the marrow out of Brisbane’s activity offering? From jukebox dance parties to the hottest wing-eating competition in town, we’ve scoped what’s on in Brisbane this weekend from April 20–23. more

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The Blurst of Times brings big bands, endless rosé and shotgun weddings to The Valley
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The Blurst of Times brings big bands, endless rosé and shotgun weddings to The Valley

“It was the best of times, it was the … blurst of times?” This iconic quote isn’t just a throwback to the golden age before The Simpsons became actually quite awful – it is also the namesake for one of Brisbane’s finest music festivals. What The Blurst of Times lacks in anthropomorphic monkeys, it makes up for in tuneage – we’re talking about a line-up that is stuffed with some of Australia’s best live acts across a range of genres. Taking over three key Fortitude Valley venues on Saturday April 29, Blurst is a one-day rager that ironically promises nothing but the best of times. more

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Keep it on wax – jam to live tunes and pick up rare vinyl gems this Record Store Day
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Keep it on wax – jam to live tunes and pick up rare vinyl gems this Record Store Day

When it comes to the at-home musical experience, nothing beats the warmth of a good record (because let’s be honest, nobody really gets nostalgic over CDs). Vinyl has seen a serious resurgence in the past few years, breathing new life into a music market that is so digitally driven. On Saturday April 22, vinyl fans from around the world will celebrate Record Store Day – a time to come together and get amongst the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned entities play in their communities. Brisbane’s favourite stores are getting in on the action – here’s the scoop. more

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If music and literature had a very cool baby, it would be A Rock & Roll Writers Festival
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If music and literature had a very cool baby, it would be A Rock & Roll Writers Festival

First thing’s first – rock and roll is so much more than a genre. Rock and roll is an attitude and a way of life that is built around pushing boundaries, sticking it to the man and generally kicking huge amounts of ass. It makes sense, then, that rock and roll forms the basis of one of Brisbane’s most exciting cultural events. Taking over the historic Old Museum for the April 1–2 weekend, A Rock & Roll Writers Festival celebrates and explores the intrinsic relationship between writing and music, utilising the smartest (and boldest) minds in the business. more

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Indulge in pleasure all over when art and opera collide at Sensory
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Indulge in pleasure all over when art and opera collide at Sensory

When it comes to cultural experiences, two things that tend to complement each other perfectly are art and music. Each has such a powerful impact on the way that we feel and perceive things, so it makes sense that when the two are combined, magic happens. The fine folk at Opera Queensland have cottoned on to this theory, creating a landmark event in the company’s debut creative venture of the year. Sensory is steeping into the Gallery of Modern Art on Friday April 7 for one night of all-in pleasure set to stun, surprise and tantalise perceptions from head to toe. more

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Big Gay Day returns for its 17th year to slay us with superstars
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Big Gay Day returns for its 17th year to slay us with superstars

Usually stereotypes surrounding the queer community are the absolute worst, but there is one universal law that we can acknowledge with our hands over our hearts as being true – these folks know a thing or two about throwing a party. This fact is why regardless of sexual orientation or identification, Big Gay Day has become one of the most hotly anticipated street festivals on Brisbane’s social calendar. The event returns to its spiritual home of The Wickham this Sunday March 12 to prove that Brisbane’s heart and soul is painted with every colour of the rainbow. more

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Get your music festival on for free at the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl
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Get your music festival on for free at the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl

When you think of crawling, your mind will probably wander one of two ways – babies who can’t walk and multiple-stop romps (usually involving delicious drinks). Falling into the more exciting category is the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, a you-beaut free festival taking over Fortitude Valley on Saturday February 11 in a tidal wave of sonic goodness. If bands, brews and venue hopping like a boss are your jam, this is one night you’ll want to clear your schedule for. more

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The round-up: where to celebrate Australia Day in 2017
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The round-up: where to celebrate Australia Day in 2017

These days it’s pretty difficult to pin down what makes someone a quintessential Australian. Our increasingly diverse population is one of the things that makes Australia so vibrant, but it also makes it tricky to define what it is to be ‘true blue’. One thing we think Australians of every walk of life appreciate is a public holiday, and we’ve got one coming up! The Australia Day public holiday lands on Thursday January 26, which means that many will be looking to take advantage of a four-day weekend. If you are keen to get out and about on Australia Day, we’ve collated this bonza list of events, perfect for celebrating in style with our fellow Aussies. more


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Enjoy the icons and discover new favourites at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival
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Enjoy the icons and discover new favourites at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

In an age where it seems like music festivals are dying out, it takes a special recipe to stay afloat. St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival has hit the nail on the head, returning to our city for its tenth year as a purveyor of boundary-pushing talent. Combining live tunes, indie markets and a distinct vibe, Laneway has the star power of a festival with the soul of a basement show. Rolling into the Brisbane Showgrounds on Thursday January 26, Laneway proves once again that sometimes doing things differently is what pays off in the long run. more

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From iconic bands to dancing horses, GOMA Turns 10 Summer Festival brings the party
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From iconic bands to dancing horses, GOMA Turns 10 Summer Festival brings the party

A certain special Brisbane icon has recently ticked over into the double digits – the Gallery of Modern Art has been making our fair city exponentially cooler for a decade now, and this particular birthday is the gift that keeps on giving. Adding to the already impressive list of things the gallery has done to celebrate, the GOMA Turns 10 Summer Festival will be taking over GOMA from January 18–22 in an explosion of colour, education and entertainment. more

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Prepare to push the limits at An Evening With Amanda Palmer
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Prepare to push the limits at An Evening With Amanda Palmer

There are certain names in the entertainment industry that will always have an element of pure curiosity attached to them – one such figure is Amanda Palmer. The controversial multidisciplinary performer has made a name for herself through a warts-and-all approach to her shows, blending punk rock and cabaret together to create a unique sound delivered with tremendous heart. On Friday February 3 and Saturday February 4, the Brisbane Powerhouse invites you to spend An Evening With Amanda Palmer – expect the unexpected. more

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Take a sonic summer holiday with Nouvelle Vague at So Frenchy So Chic
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Take a sonic summer holiday with Nouvelle Vague at So Frenchy So Chic

There’s something so quintessentially dreamy about France – from wine and cheese to twinkling lights, the whole culture is wrapped in style and sophistication. It’s no wonder that Nouvelle Vague is one of the country’s most popular musical exports – the hypnotic sounds and offbeat covers of the group have stolen the hearts of many. The group’s appearance at the Brisbane Powerhouse’s So Frenchy So Chic concert series is happening on Friday January 20 to bring tunes that will make you swoon. more

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Experience music, magic and community spirit at the Woodford Folk Festival
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Experience music, magic and community spirit at the Woodford Folk Festival

What are you doing New Year’s Eve? If the answer isn’t Woodford Folk Festival, you may be in for some serious FOMO – from amazing international live music to watching the sunrise with more than 25,000 peaceful punters, it’s a sensory experience many find near impossible to describe. The iconic event once again takes up residence at its physical and spiritual home of Woodfordia from Tuesday December 27 until New Year’s Day, heralding the arrival of 2017 in its own inimitable style. more

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Stars come out to play at the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols
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Stars come out to play at the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols

Classics never die, and perhaps the most enduring testament to this is the art of Christmas carolling. Nothing else feels quite as festive as belting out your favourite seasonal bangers with a bunch of like-minded strangers, and the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Featuring a star-studded line up of musical guests, the carols return to the Riverstage on Saturday December 10 to take your season’s greetings to another level. more

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Shake your moneymaker at the brand-new Park Sounds
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Shake your moneymaker at the brand-new Park Sounds

With recent years seeing many beloved Aussie music festivals getting the chop, it can sometimes feel like the live music scene just keeps getting smaller. Hold that thought, pals – the inaugural Park Sounds is a fresh-as-heck offering taking over Pine Rivers Park on Saturday November 12 to prove that there’s plenty of life left in the festival circuit. more

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Say hasta la vista to 2016 at the Havana Nights fiesta
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Say hasta la vista to 2016 at the Havana Nights fiesta

You know they say that they way you spend New Year’s Eve is the way you’ll spend the rest of the year, right? In that case, picture yourself in a tropical paradise sipping on fresh mojitos, bar-hopping from venue to venue as you dance the night away. It may sound like a dreamy getaway, but at the Regatta’s Havana Nights fiesta it could be exactly how you ring in 2017. more

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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween parties
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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween 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, guys! 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 interactive horror mazes 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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Get set for 48 hours of unpredictable art at QT Gold Coast
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Get set for 48 hours of unpredictable art at QT Gold Coast

QT Gold Coast will explode into a cultural playground this weekend as it stages Hotelling – a 48-hour long arts and performance showcase. Art lovers and fun seekers will be treated to a flirtatious, fly-on-the-wall experience as a series of unpredictable performances unfold across bars, in elevators, corridors, courtyards, hotel rooms and previously unnoticed nooks throughout the contemporary Surfers Paradise hotel. more

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Go large for the 20th anniversary of Valley Fiesta
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Go large for the 20th anniversary of Valley Fiesta

Imagine someone packing a cannon with the sweetest beats, the most delicious food, some eye-popping art and baller retail outlets (as well as glitter and confetti for show, obviously). Now imagine them firing the contents of said cannon over the Fortitude Valley precinct and BOOM! – that’s Valley Fiesta. The annual celebration is taking place from October 28–30, marking 20 years of good times in inimitable Brisbane style. more

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The mandolin gets a makeover at Australian Brandenburg Orchestra: Avi Avital

When you think of people shredding on their instruments, usually your first port of call is something like a weirdly pointy electric guitar or an elaborate drum kit, right? Well, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra has got a surprise for you – Avi Avital is joining them at QPAC on Tuesday November 8 to prove that rockstars come in all forms (even with mandolins). more