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

While the weather may be chilly, it's definitely worth getting out and about this weekend! There's plenty of fun-filled events coming to Brisbane over the next few days – you can test your trivia knowledge amongst Aussie music legends, boogie the night away at Bee Gees-themed night markets or get into the Christmas (in July) spirit at festive pop-up bars. Here's our pick of some of the best things to do this weekend ... more

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Explore a hidden underwater world in the immersive experience Love Lust Lost
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Explore a hidden underwater world in the immersive experience Love Lust Lost

Picture an underwater world where mythical creatures play, emotions swirl in cerulean waters and tales of the deep are delved into right in front of your eyes. Well you won't have to leave things to the imagination much longer, as you can find this mysterious aqueous oasis in a disused Valley warehouse this July. If your curiosity just piqued, read on to discover more about Love Lust Lost, the largest ever immersive theatre experience to be staged in Brisbane. more

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Abracadabra, alaka-damn! The Naked Magicians are back with spectacular tricks and strips one last time
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Abracadabra, alaka-damn! The Naked Magicians are back with spectacular tricks and strips one last time

When you conjure up images of a magic show, you most likely envision magicians costumed in top hats, capes, gloves and wands. Well, we're about to describe a magic show that strips back everything apart from the wands – they will actually be on full display along with a whole lot of NSFW surprises. Say hello to the Naked Magicians, a duo not afraid to reveal a couple of tools of the trade, just not the secrets. more

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BLEACH* Festival
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Culture-soaked creativity and expert storytellers bring BLEACH* Festival’s 2022 program to life

Unless you're new to the coast or have been living under a rock, you're probably well familiar with BLEACH* Festival. For those who aren't, well, allow us – BLEACH* is the Gold Coast's premier arts and cultural festival that proudly and passionately champions the incredible artists and performers that make up the tapestry of the shining city. BLEACH* has been no stranger to COVID-related cancellations and, much to the dismay of everyone on the Gold Coast, last year's festival took a hit. Luckily for us, BLEACH* is back, better than ever and is here to celebrate its 11-year milestone by transforming beachside esplanades, botanic gardens and hinterland hideaways into backdrops for spine-tingling and thought-provoking experiences from August 11-21. We recommend clearing your calendar because the 11-day program has just been released and is packed with a bounty of events and… more

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Oscar Wilde classic An Ideal Husband gets a 90s makeover at La Boite Theatre
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Oscar Wilde classic An Ideal Husband gets a 90s makeover at La Boite Theatre

Oscar Wilde’s unmistakable style is combined with a hefty dose of ’90s nostalgia for La Boite Theatre's newest production, An Ideal Husband, which kicks off this July. The scintillating show is playwright Lewis Treston’s adaptation of the iconic society drama about political corruption. Set in Canberra in 1996, this fresh adaption of Wilde’s classic comedy is a hot take on Australian politics and is a must see for any theatre lover ... more

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To be or not to be – Queensland Theatre's Bernhardt/Hamlet mixes Shakespeare with the satirical
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To be or not to be – Queensland Theatre’s Bernhardt/Hamlet mixes Shakespeare with the satirical

When it comes to the entertainment scene, Brisbane is making up for lost time. While the last couple of years have seen empty theatres and sad-looking stages, 2022 seems to be bursting at the seams with must-see theatre, glorious gigs and unmissable events. One show that's worth pencilling in your calendar is Bernhardt/Hamlet, a play coming to Queensland Theatre this autumn from May 28 to June 18. Imaginative, hilarious and hard hitting, this play is for both Shakespeare fans and those who are keen to enjoy a dose of immersive theatre. more


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Part show, part bar, 100-percent magic – Maho Magic Bar is here to surprise and delight your senses
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Part show, part bar, 100-percent magic – Maho Magic Bar is here to surprise and delight your senses

Pick a card, any card. Remember the number, now put it back in the deck ... while we have no idea what card you pulled out, we can point you in the direction of some fine magicians that will wow you with plenty of close-up magic tricks and leave you rubbing your eyes in wonder. If you like your cocktails served with a side of magic and neon-lit charm, then pull up a seat at the Maho Magic Bar and prepare for a night that will surprise and delight your senses. Straight from the streets of Tokyo, the Magic Makers from Maho Magic Bar are hitting the Gold Coast for a limited time and are ready to serve up delicious drinks and mystifying magic tricks. more

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Must-see play Black Cockatoo tells the tale of the first-ever Australian cricket team to tour England
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Must-see play Black Cockatoo tells the tale of the first-ever Australian cricket team to tour England

Let's play a little game of 'did you know?'. First fun fact right off the bat – more than 150 years ago, 13 brave Aboriginal men sailed to England and into the unknown, all in the name of cricket. The true-story-inspired theatre piece coming to Brisbane Powerhouse, Black Cockatoo, tells this little-known tale with help from a stellar First Nations cast. Looking for a scintillating show to add to your calendar this April? This one is a winner. more

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Super-cute date ideas to impress your crush this Valentine's Day
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Super-cute date ideas to impress your crush this Valentine’s Day

Loved up couples, listen up! Valentine's Day is almost here, with the romantic occasion landing in our hot little hands on Monday February 14. Whether you plan on spending it with your special someone, a single mate or you've accidentally scheduled a Tinder date (whoops, good luck buddy) we've got a few activities up our sleeves that are sure to impress. Here are some out-of-the-box date-night ideas for this Valentine's Day when a dinner and movie just won't cut it ... more

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Must-see play Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner explores racism and the dangers of social media
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Must-see play Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner explores racism and the dangers of social media

It's the new year, theatre-loving readers, and we're more than just a little excited to start packing our calendar with thrilling stage shows. One such tantalising theatre experience is La Boite Theatre's newest production, Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner. This killer comedy is well worth a spot on your 2022 must-see list, so keep a space in your diary free from February 24 to March 12. more

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Get your stocking stuffed at sizzling comedy show A Very Naughty Christmas
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Get your stocking stuffed at sizzling comedy show A Very Naughty Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and we can hear your collective sigh of relief from here. We're ready to clock off for a couple of weeks, chuck on the ultimate festive flick (it's Die Hard, don't even try to argue it) and settle in with some hot cocoa (aka a hot Milo with a dash of Baileys). If you're keen to add a dash(er) of raunchy entertainment to your Christmas shenanigans then we suggest you dance(r) and prance(r) over to Brisbane Powerhouse to catch everyone’s favourite adults-only yuletide production, A Very Naughty Christmas. This holiday-themed comedy concert is back to tickle your tinsel for its fifth year from December 9–19 – and its cast is definitely on Santa's naughty list. more

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Kylie Jenner and '90s nostalgia – La Boite Theatre lifts the curtain on its explosive 2022 season
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Kylie Jenner and ’90s nostalgia – La Boite Theatre lifts the curtain on its explosive 2022 season

We're close to running out of pages on our 2021 calendar and this means one thing – the new year looms and with it comes a collection of exciting events set to hit our city. Kelvin Grove entertainment destination La Boite Theatre will inject a bounty of thrilling theatre experiences into 2022 including killer comedies, heart-tugging musicals, reimaginings of Oscar Wilde favourites and rip-roaring page-to-stage adaptations. Here's a taste of what you can expect to hit the mainstage soon ... more

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Secret bars and shape-shifting storylines – what you didn't know about immersive theatrical experience A Midnight Visit
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Secret bars and shape-shifting storylines – what you didn’t know about immersive theatrical experience A Midnight Visit

Combining thrilling theatrics with Edgar Allan Poe story elements, A Midnight Visit has been entertaining Brisbane audiences from inside a disused Fortitude Valley warehouse the past few months. Luckily for thrill-seekers that haven't had the chance to experience the sheer madness of the project, A Midnight Visit has added more shows, so we decided to delve into this mysterious pop-up playground and provide you with some salacious secrets about the production ... more

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Tackle life’s big questions in Queensland Theatre’s refreshing new play Return to the Dirt
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Tackle life’s big questions in Queensland Theatre’s refreshing new play Return to the Dirt

It seems that Brisbane is coming alive again – there are live gigs aplenty, our city's dining scene is thriving and stage shows are popping up left, right and centre. One such show that's well worth your time and ticket is Return to the Dirt, a new play coming to Queensland Theatre this spring from October 16 to November 6. Imaginative, honest and uplifting, this play will raise some of those usually awkward conversations we tend to avoid about life and death – and delves into what it means to really live in the moment. more

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Beachside blues – classic Australian play Away gets a new life at La Boite
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Beachside blues – classic Australian play Away gets a new life at La Boite

Any seasoned theatre-goer will be familiar with Australian playwright Michael Gow's seminal play, Away. First performed by Sydney's Griffin Theatre Company in 1986, this beachside holiday tale follows three very different families holidaying on the coast for Christmas in 1968. Fast forward to 2021 and the play is getting a fresh new look thanks to the drama-driven crew of La Boite Theatre. Coming to the Kelvin Grove hub from October 25 to November 13, Away is set to take theatre buffs' breath, well, away. more

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A Shakespearean tragedy gets one hot take in La Boite's sizzling production CAESAR
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A Shakespearean tragedy gets one hot take in La Boite’s sizzling production CAESAR

Shakespeare's account of the Roman general's murder by his friend Brutus, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is a meditation on friendship, duty and betrayal. The psychological drama was first performed in 1599 and has been adapted many a time – from Orson Welles' 1937 version to Broadway shows and even on the big screen with Marlon Brando. Now, a talented troupe from La Boite Theatre is taking on the iconic play and making it their own. Playing at La Boite from July 23 to August 7, CAESAR is one electrifying theatrical experience you can't miss. more