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

Friends, the weekend is finally here – you can unshackle yourself from your desk, take a break from the screen life and soak up all that our city has to offer. From pop-up ice-skating rinks to burger parties and the famous Sunnybank $2 Food Trail, we’ve tracked down the best things happening in Brisbane on the June 20–23 weekend. more

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Tim Rogers and his merry band of misfits create the live radio show you wish existed
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Tim Rogers and his merry band of misfits create the live radio show you wish existed

These days when you turn on your radio, odds are you will be greeted to the sounds of two men and a woman screeching at each other for half an hour about basically nothing – hosts who share the collective charisma of a slice of water dipped in bread, perhaps, punctuated by the same five songs on high rotation. Sounds … pretty crappy, to be honest. If the thought of tuning into the wireless leaves you cold, allow us to present you an alternative – the live, loopy and ever-evolving world of Tim Rogers’ analogue radio stage show Liquid Nights In Bohemia Heights coming to Brisbane Powerhouse for two nights of mayhem. more

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Tins and tunes – Beer InCider drops its music line-up for this year’s second instalment
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Tins and tunes – Beer InCider drops its music line-up for this year’s second instalment

Have you ever been to a festival so kick-ass that you wish it could happen more than once a year? Proving that you can never have too much of a good thing, the legends from Beer InCider are returning for a second coming in 2019 to deliver tins, tunes and good times galore. Heading to the Brisbane Showgrounds on September 20–21, the froth-fest has just released its hotly anticipated music line-up – and we venture to say it's one of the best yet. more

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All that glitters is gorgeous – our top five unmissable events at MELT Festival this year
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All that glitters is gorgeous – our top five unmissable events at MELT Festival this year

Brisbane, the most fabulous time of the year is almost upon us. Dust off your sequins, bust out the rhinestones and take the feather boa out of storage – MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture is back with so much more than a bang, baby! Returning to its spiritual home of the Brisbane Powerhouse from June 28 to July 7, this iconic festival shines a spotlight on what are historically some of the world’s most amazing but marginalised communities, all while celebrating them in every iteration. From filthy-gorgeous cabaret to insightful conversations and high drag, we’ve picked five events at this year’s MELT that you cannot miss. more

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Party like a demigod when Paniyiri Greek Festival returns
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Party like a demigod when Paniyiri Greek Festival returns

Brisbane, the time is almost here – the haloumi is sizzling, the honey puffs are getting dusted with sugar and the zorba lines are approaching at a rapid pace. That’s right, Paniyiri Greek Festival is back! Returning to its spiritual home of Musgrave Park and The Greek Club from May 18–19, Brisbane’s biggest celebration of Greek culture will fill your belly and warm your heart. more

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Fish Lane Festival brings show-stopping eats, beats and bevs to South Brisbane
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Fish Lane Festival brings show-stopping eats, beats and bevs to South Brisbane

Gourmands and groovers, listen up – Fish Lane Festival is returning to South Brisbane for its fourth outing, bringing an expanded entertainment and foodie smorgasbord for 2019. Casting a wide net (we're talking 17 unique performers and 11 concept bars), the now-iconic festival invites punters to drink, dine, dance and discover all that Fish Lane has to offer from midday until 10:00 pm. more

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Flips and fermatas – the Brandenburg and Circa team up for their next thrilling continental collaboration
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Flips and fermatas – the Brandenburg and Circa team up for their next thrilling continental collaboration

When you’re on to a winning combination, it pays to keep the ball rolling – case in point with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Circa. Each of these entities is a leader in their respective scenes, gaining the highest praise across the worlds of music and movement. Following their first Helpmann Award-winning offering and second sold-out creation, the two powerhouses are joining forces once again to bring magic to the stage. For one night only on Tuesday May 21, English Baroque with Circa will set the QPAC Concert Hall alight with an explosion of sound, colour and synergy. more


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The vinyl countdown – rare gems, hot releases and live shows rule 2019 Record Store Day in Brisbane
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The vinyl countdown – rare gems, hot releases and live shows rule 2019 Record Store Day in Brisbane

In a world that is largely concerned with making everything digital, the popularity and love of vinyl cannot be understated. The warmth, nostalgia and physical experience that comes with putting a record on it something that you simply can’t translate to an online experience – so it makes sense that we love to celebrate vinyl (and all the amazing places that source it for us). From rare releases to live bands and even carpark parties, here are the best things happening in Brisbane on Saturday April for 13 for Record Store Day 2019. more

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Eat to the beat – where to find food-truck feasts and free concerts in Brisbane
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Eat to the beat – where to find food-truck feasts and free concerts in Brisbane

When it comes to finding the way to our hearts, food and music are two things that will instantly boost our endorphins. Our city is full of free outdoor fun that combines live tunes and delicious eats – you just need to know where to look. We’ve picked out a few must-do events from Brisbane City Council’s jam-packed LIVE Guide that are coming up soon – so if you like delicious mobile food vendors and amazing live (and free) music, read on. 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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The free outdoor concert series bringing beats, bites and laid-back vibes
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The free outdoor concert series bringing beats, bites and laid-back vibes

Thanks to our totally enviable climate, one of Brisbane’s biggest brags is being able to hold killer outdoor events all year round. Nothing much beats lounging around in lush natural surrounds with a soundtrack of live music and some tasty bites – it’s a recipe for weekend bliss. The Sound Society is setting up shop at the Roma Street Parkland and South Bank Parklands for a series of free pop-up events, bringing chilled-out Saturday evening soirees and lazy Sunday sessions into your weekend repertoire. more

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Blow the froth off some cold ones at Eatons Hill Hotel’s sixth annual Brisbane Beer Fest
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Blow the froth off some cold ones at Eatons Hill Hotel’s sixth annual Brisbane Beer Fest

Sun and suds – we dare you to name a more iconic duo. Eatons Hill Hotel is getting set to tap the kegs for the sixth annual Brisbane Beer Fest, opening the gates to hop heads and beer lovers of all kinds. With more brews than you can shake a pint at (130 to be exact), this year's Beer Fest is shaping up to be a great outing for anyone who enjoys a good tipple or two for their weekend wind-down. more

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Giddy up and groove – Tattersall’s gives its first race day of the year some RNB flavour
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Giddy up and groove – Tattersall’s gives its first race day of the year some RNB flavour

Summer race days generally conjure up images of fillies and fancy frocks, but the gang from Tattersall’s has garnered a bit of a reputation for shaking things up – because where’s the fun in sticking to the same old formula? After a roaring successful debut last year, the famous Tattersall's RNB Race Day is back, returning to Doomben Racecourse on Saturday March 2 to prove that hip-hop and horses make for a pretty unbeatable combination. more

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Take in free tunes across ten venues for this year’s massive Mountain Goat Valley Crawl
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Take in free tunes across ten venues for this year’s massive Mountain Goat Valley Crawl

February tends to be a pretty snoozy month for a lot of us – it’s really hot, we’re mostly broke and we’re feeling particularly guilty about our abandoned New Year’s resolutions. The shining beacon in this oft-forgotten month is the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, Brisbane’s premier free music festival spreading sonic goodness across some of Fortitude Valley’s finest live music venues. Returning bigger and better than ever on Saturday February 16, the choose-your-own-adventure festival is bringing a bevy of talent to our backyard. more

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Gang of Youths and Courtney Barnett headline Laneway's 15th edition
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Gang of Youths and Courtney Barnett headline Laneway’s 15th edition

Lovers of live music, one of the best weekends of the year is fast approaching – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is back, baby! The beloved gathering is returning to the Brisbane Showgrounds on Saturday February 2 to deliver some of the world’s hottest and most revered acts – and you’d better believe they know how to work a crowd. more

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Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Brisbane
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Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Brisbane

One of the best parts of living in Australia is the huge mix of cultures that we have going on here. Many other countries have brought their customs and celebrations to our shores, giving us even more reasons to learn about and appreciate our global community. One of the most significant events on the world calendar is Lunar New Year, a time when people from Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese backgrounds celebrate the lunar calendar ticking over into a new year. Come Tuesday February 5, we will officially welcome the Year of the Pig – here are the best places around Brisbane to celebrate! more

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Settle in for a journey of soulful hits with the Songs and Times of Sam Cooke
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Settle in for a journey of soulful hits with the Songs and Times of Sam Cooke

The world of music owes a heck of a lot to Sam Cooke. Dubbed the Godfather of Soul, his infectious melodies, genre-mixing sound and heavenly vocals combined to propel him to a status that few reach in a lifetime. Not only did he happen to be an amazing artist, but he was also the voice of a revolutionary movement. He broke down religious and racial barriers with his gift, all while smashing out hit after hit. If you mourn the fact that you never got to see him live, we’ve found the next best thing – coming to Brisbane Powerhouse from January 31 to February 2, Songs and Times of Sam Cooke showcases the life of a legend through music. more

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So Frenchy So Chic returns to the Powerhouse with the smokin’ hot sounds of Clara Luciani
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So Frenchy So Chic returns to the Powerhouse with the smokin’ hot sounds of Clara Luciani

There are certain things about Brisbane summer that we hang out for every year – the long days, the hot nights and So Frenchy So Chic are just a few of the things that make this time of year so magical. This year’s edition of the Euro-inspired music showcase sees the inimitable Clara Luciani headed to the Brisbane Powerhouse for one dreamy performance only – so clear Sunday January 20 in your diary and prepare to swoon. more