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

With Christmas quite literally around the corner (it's mid-December folks!) and the new year zooming in fast, your end-of-year calendar will surely be filling up quick-sticks. To add to your weekend revelry, we've rounded up the best-of-the-best of fun-filled and festive events happening across our twinkling city from December 12 to 15, from Christmas parades filled with marching and merriment to boozy vegan brunches. more

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Festive flicks, a snowman in summer and makin' gravy – the best events in Brisbane this December
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Festive flicks, a snowman in summer and makin’ gravy – the best events in Brisbane this December

Well, heck. Against all advice, we blinked and now all of a sudden it's December. How did that even happen? Mentally we're still somewhere around mid-year but here we are hurtling towards year's end, not just year, decade's end! Whilst that's a tiny bit terrifying, rather than dissect where the past year has gone let's look forward and make the most of what's left in 2019. From festive films to some seriously sweet gigs, here are some unmissable events happening in Brisbane this December (and no, they aren't all Christmas-related but let's be honest, most of them are). 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

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The ultimate Easter treat – Bluesfest announces its first crop of 2020 artists
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The ultimate Easter treat – Bluesfest announces its first crop of 2020 artists

For some people, Easter is all about chocolate eggs and hot cross buns. For others, the April long weekend heralds one of our country’s greatest musical gatherings – we’re talking Byron Bay Bluesfest, baby! Good news for those who have been hanging out to see who will be gracing the stage in 2020 – the first announcement for the five-day affair has just dropped, and you’d best believe it’s worth saving the date for. more

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The Museum of Brisbane delivers an exhibition to your ears with High Rotation
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The Museum of Brisbane delivers an exhibition to your ears with High Rotation

For Brisbane locals, the cultural feats of our humble riverside city have always been aplenty, and we have spent decades dedicated to establishing ourselves as a capital with just as much cultural sway as the nation’s other heavyweights. This is especially true of Brisbane’s burgeoning music scene, which has kicked, screamed and shouted its way into popularity - from the local scene we know and love - through to national and international hearts and stages. There are many musical sons and daughters birthed from the shores and streets of Brisbane to be proud of - and thanks to the Museum of Brisbane, we now have the chance to celebrate them. more

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What’s on this Ekka eve and public holiday
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What’s on this Ekka eve and public holiday

There are so many things to love about the Ekka – the food, the animals and the rides are right up there, but it’s the public holiday that we’re most grateful for. If you’re not up for braving the crowds at the showgrounds on Wednesday August 14, we’ve whipped up a little list of things that are happening around town on the public holiday and the night before – you get a sleep-in, after all … more

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The Ekka returns with strawberry sundaes, dagwood dogs and all of the agriculture
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The Ekka returns with strawberry sundaes, dagwood dogs and all of the agriculture

The great state of Queensland quite simply has loads of things to be proud of. XXXX Beer, Savage Garden, the Story Bridge and Bundaberg Rum have all earned us some serious bragging rights, but there is one thing that makes our hearts swell with pride for the rich culture we have cultivated – the Royal Queensland Show (or the Ekka, as its more affectionately known). This year the show steamrolls ahead into its 142nd year (seriously, the only thing that’s stopped it since its inception have been the Spanish influenza and World War II), returning to its home turf of the Brisbane Showgrounds to celebrate the best of Queensland. more

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GOMA heats up with its scorching homegrown Winter Up Late program
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GOMA heats up with its scorching homegrown Winter Up Late program

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (we hope it’s cosy down there), you’re probably aware that GOMA has been overtaken by a number of absolutely jaw-dropping exhibitions and installations. As well as the dual efforts of national treasures Margaret Olley and Ben Quilty adorning the gallery walls at the moment, the building’s façade is permanently bathed in the evening light of James Turrell’s epic Night Life installation. To celebrate this trio of talent, GOMA has curated a killer Winter Up Late line-up for every Friday night in August – so if you like your music loud and your art after hours, you’ll want to read on … more

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Parties, provocation and pure passion – Brisbane Festival unveils its whopping 2019 program
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Parties, provocation and pure passion – Brisbane Festival unveils its whopping 2019 program

September in Brisbane is a seriously magical time – we’re in the heart of springtime, spirits are high, and the city becomes home to one of our most beloved annual rituals. That’s right – Brisbane Festival is returning from September 5–28 and bringing with it a whole host of jaw-dropping entertainment. We’ve been keeping you posted on some juicy announcements as they come through, but the full program has finally made its way out into the world – and we’ve gotta tell you, it’s well worth getting excited about. 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