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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

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Fuel up on food and fun at the Caxton Street Festival
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Fuel up on food and fun at the Caxton Street Festival

While we aren’t going to suggest wearing your stretchy pants out in public, you may want to consider something a bit loose fitting. The Caxton Street Festival is going all out with its food, drink and entertainment offering this year, so be sure to come hungry, come thirsty and, most importantly, come with an appetite for good times. more


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Salute the Starman at David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed
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Salute the Starman at David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed

This year has been a particularly rough one in the realm of saying goodbye to some of the greatest minds in modern music. One of the most devastating departures was that of the inimitable David Bowie, and now that he’s transcended to the final astral plane we can truly say that we lost a hero. David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed is coming to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday October 1 to pay tribute to the one and only Starman, and it’s one hell of a ride. more

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Get amorous at Kate Ceberano & Paul Grabowsky: Love Songs
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Get amorous at Kate Ceberano & Paul Grabowsky: Love Songs

One of the absolute key ingredients of a memorable live show is passion, and what better way to indulge than by having a whole set list dedicated to the L-word? Australian music royalty Kate Ceberano and her sonic sidekick Paul Grabowsky have teamed up once again to bring Love Songs to the Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday October 1, creating a personal playlist that explores the sweetest emotion. more

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Take a trip around the world with our top five at Brisbane Powerhouse
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Take a trip around the world with our top five at Brisbane Powerhouse

Ahoy, globetrotters! Feel like spicing up your life without picking up your passport? Along with being host to rad regular visual art events and the ever-popular Jan Powers Farmers Market, there’s always something live to see and do at the Brisbane Powerhouse. The upcoming month features local and international names doing all manner of things for your entertainment – from cutting social commentary to heart-stopping theatre, here’s five events you won’t want to miss out on. more

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Go from Shakespeare to show tunes with our top five picks at QPAC
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Go from Shakespeare to show tunes with our top five picks at QPAC

I see London, I see France, I see QPAC’s… awe-inspiring line-up of theatre, ballet and music (get your mind out of the gutter)! Known as one of the country’s leading centres for all things live, QPAC is a haven for both emerging locals and big-name international stars. As well as hosting a number of rad Brisbane Festival picks, QPAC’s September program is packed with loads of goodies from all around the world. Take some time out to immerse yourself in our top five selections at QPAC this month. more

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Reach enlightenment at Wisdom Tree Live
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Reach enlightenment at Wisdom Tree Live

Some folk are of the mind that adaptations of novels can never match up to the original source material. Well, they’re wrong – Wisdom Tree Live is gracing the Brisbane Writers Festival on Saturday September 10 to prove that it can be oh so right. The crew here at The Weekend Edition are super stoked to be presenting the debut of this all-in, one-of-a-kind living book experience. more

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Best in show – our top five picks for Brisbane Festival
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Best in show – our top five picks for Brisbane Festival

It’s almost September – spring has sprung, the days are getting longer and soon enough, around one million people will be enjoying the sensory explosion that is the iconic Brisbane Festival. The program is an eruption of diversity including elements of theatre, music, dance, circus and opera, as well as major public events such as Sunsuper Riverfire. Running from September 3–24, this year more than ever punters are spoilt for choice with a mixture of local legends and international stars coming out to play. We’ve put a magnifying glass to the amazing line-up of live entertainment to bring you our picks for Brisbane Festival this year. more

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Jump into the musical marathon of BIGSOUND
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Jump into the musical marathon of BIGSOUND

For three days every September, Fortitude Valley morphs into an epic landscape dedicated solely to the fine art of music. Coming into its 15th year, BIGSOUND is a sonic smorgasbord that unites musicians, music lovers and industry experts from around the world to celebrate and explore the force that brings them all together. Think of it like band camp – but if everyone was really cool and smart, your teachers were famous and you didn’t have to do anything except enjoy it. more

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Join the culture club with The Judy's top five upcoming shows
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Join the culture club with The Judy’s top five upcoming shows

If variety is the spice of life, then The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts is a certified jalapeno of an institution. You can pretty much swing by at any given time and see something that will knock your socks off – from theatre, fine art and comedy to everything in between – but the coming month sees a huge line-up of events that are well worth a visit or two. Whip out the calendar and file these five gems under ‘must-do’. more