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

We are creeping closer and closer to the weekend, friends! So you can make the most of your couple of days off, we have rounded up the best things happening in and around the city from comedy festivals and decadent fondue sessions to sizzling stage shows and street wide food fiestas. Keep reading for a few more ideas ... more

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Globetrotting food festivals, wine soirees and stage spectaculars – the best events happening in and around Brisbane this August
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Globetrotting food festivals, wine soirees and stage spectaculars – the best events happening in and around Brisbane this August

Another month, another bunch of awesome happenings to look forward to! Whether you're looking to indulge in some internationally inspired fare, see a beloved story make it to the stage or shop up a storm, there is something for every leisure seeker on the calendar this month. To make things extra convenient for you, we've put together a handy list of the coolest events happening in Brisbane this August. 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

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Feisty femmes and cliffside concerts – five must-see events at BLEACH* Festival 2021
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Feisty femmes and cliffside concerts – five must-see events at BLEACH* Festival 2021

Ready your glad rags – BLEACH* Festival is back and she's ready to party! This year, the Gold Coast's pre-eminent multi-day arts and cultural event is celebrating its impressive ten-year milestone with a jam-packed program of art, live music, cabaret, theatre, dance and stories across four main hubs including Burleigh Heads, the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, Southport and Mudgeeraba. As an extra-special treat, there will also be performances in the cultural corridors of HOTA and Dust Temple in Currumbin. This year's festival runs from August 12–22 and whilst we firmly believe the entire festival program is well and truly worthy of the spotlight (you can check that out here), we’ve cherry-picked our top five must-see events that are well worth the drive down the M1 for. more

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Scintillating one-woman show Prima Facie brings the courtroom to the stage
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Scintillating one-woman show Prima Facie brings the courtroom to the stage

With the pandemic looming over 2020 and 2021, the #MeToo Movement has taken a back seat in the press. However, sexual harassment, gender inequality and the everyday patriarchal pressures that women face in society have not disappeared. Playwright Suzie Miller is putting the spotlight back on these issues in Queensland Theatre’s powerful debut of Prima Facie from Wednesday July 14 to Saturday August 7. more

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Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021
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Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021

Unless you’re new to the coast or you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably well familiar with BLEACH* Festival. For those who aren’t, well, allow us – BLEACH* Festival is our premier arts and cultural festival that is proudly and passionately Gold Coast. In 2021, BLEACH* Festival will not only celebrate its ten-year milestone but will once again transform the city's esplanades, vacant blocks, Botanic Gardens and hinterland hideaways into backdrops for awe-inspiring, thought-provoking, and exhilarating experiences from August 12–22. Intrigued? You should be! Here's what BLEACH* Festival 2021 has in store ... more

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Brisbane Powerhouse's new production Undertow tackles the hardships of high school
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Brisbane Powerhouse’s new production Undertow tackles the hardships of high school

High school was a tough time – homework, hormones and the general pressures of growing up sometimes felt like you were stuck in a pressure cooker that would explode at any moment. Brisbane Powerhouse's newest production, Undertow, takes us back into the halls of high school, and in the process sweeps us up into a scintillating story that tackles everything from resilience to mental health, relationships, identity and empathy. more

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Interact with history at Woolloongabba's magical speakeasy the Time Travel Cafe
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Interact with history at Woolloongabba’s magical speakeasy the Time Travel Cafe

One would figure a Woolloongabba cocktail bar to be a pretty odd place to find a temporal anomaly, but what would we know? We're no experts on time travel. What we do know is that the secretive souls at SpaceFold Technology are getting things primed and ready for the arrival of the Time Travel Cafe – a very special speakeasy that will soon be piercing the fabric of time to arrive at Canvas Club from May 5–23. Before it shuffles off to another point in the timeline, Brisbane locals are welcome to pop in for a drink and a chat with the cafe's distinguished denizens. Keen to indulge your Dr. Who fantasies? Read on to get the low-down on this TARDIS full of tipples ... more


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Singing, dancing and a dose of drama – La Boite Theatre announces its spellbinding ACT 2
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Singing, dancing and a dose of drama – La Boite Theatre announces its spellbinding ACT 2

Following a successful season opening with ACT 1 – which featured two hit productions – La Boite Theatre is pulling out all of the stops for a thrilling ACT 2. Kicking off this month and running until August, the exciting second act of the theatre's 2021 season features two diverse main stage productions, a fresh-faced music series and a brand-spanking-new program of HWY events. Order some bubbles, take your seat and settle in for a night at the theatre. more

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Showgirls, soul singers and tea spilling – MELT Festival drops its rainbow-soaked program
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Showgirls, soul singers and tea spilling – MELT Festival drops its rainbow-soaked program

For six fabulous years, MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture has brought a glitter-soaked treasure chest of events to our city. After the year-that-should-not-be-named, MELT is back and better than ever and is giving us a reason to not only put on our heels, but kick them back. So you can start applying your eyeshadow, we have got your sneak peek into this year's festival. From confetti-covered cabaret to Queen tributes, here's a taste of some not-to-be-missed events ... more

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Love affairs, New York and hilarious antics – the curtains are raising for Queensland Theatre's Triple X
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Love affairs, New York and hilarious antics – the curtains are raising for Queensland Theatre’s Triple X

This time last year, things were a bit strange. Our favourite venues around Brisbane were closing their doors – from restaurants and cafes to cinemas and even our beloved theatres. Thankfully, this year we are well and truly back in action and so is Queensland Theatre. One show that is finding its spotlight again after COVID drew the curtains on the production in 2020 is the much-anticipated Triple X. Set to challenge theatre goers' perception of love, this must-see play is taking over Queensland Theatre until Thursday April 1. 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 has finally arrived, with the romantic occasion landing in our hot little hands this Sunday 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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Watch live shows like never before at The Tivoli's Open Season series of gigs
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Watch live shows like never before at The Tivoli’s Open Season series of gigs

Be prepared for jaw-dropping cabaret, daring circus acts and a whole lot of live-music goodness – The Tivoli is putting on a show (well, actually, quite a lot of them) as part of its brand-new live music and entertainment series Open Season. A curated series of concerts and performances taking over the iconic live-music venue, Open Season is set to reinvigorate Brisbane’s performing arts scene all summer long. From November 2020 to February 2021, eager concert-goers will be able to treat their ears and eyes to shows featuring Custard, Megan Washington, Cub Sport, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Briefs Factory and many more! more

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Queensland Theatre set to reopen with the world premiere of The Holidays
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Queensland Theatre set to reopen with the world premiere of The Holidays

It feels like everybody could do with a little bit of good, nay great news, so here's something that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your dial – after a temporary COVID-related hiatus, the Queensland Theatre is back, baby! To celebrate its triumphant return, the venue is hosting the world-premiere season of the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award (QPDA) 2018–19 winner The Holidays by David Megarrity. more

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Jazzy picnics, Disney drive-ins and blockbuster motorcycle exhibitions – the best spring events to check out in Brisbane
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Jazzy picnics, Disney drive-ins and blockbuster motorcycle exhibitions – the best spring events to check out in Brisbane

Spring sees Brisbane bloom with a number of exciting events popping up all over the city. So you can streamline the new season celebrations, we have picked out some of the top events worth checking out from September to November. From month-long culture festivals to musical-filled picnics in the park, outdoor cinemas and world-exclusive exhibitions, there’s plenty to dive into this spring. more

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Pick up the phone for a sexy hump-day treat with (You Don’t Have To Put On Your) Red Light
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Pick up the phone for a sexy hump-day treat with (You Don’t Have To Put On Your) Red Light

Your phone rings. You've been expecting it but still, it startles you. Excitedly, you answer. The voice on the other end commands you to get comfortable because you're in for a wild ride. You oblige because, let's be honest, 2020 has been a bit of a bummer so far, so anything that promises a little escape is a welcome reprieve. Plus, you're in the mood for a really, really good time. If this sounds like your kind of hump-day activity, you are invited to get a little hot under the collar for (You Don’t Have To Put On Your) Red Light, an intimate audio experience coming to a phone near you.  more

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Metro Arts opens its doors at West Village with a colourful program of events
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Metro Arts opens its doors at West Village with a colourful program of events

Since moving out of its previous home at 109 Edward Street in The City, we have been eagerly anticipating the reopening (and rebirth) of Metro Arts. The famed creative institution has found its new stomping ground within the West Village precinct, bringing West End its first live theatre in a quarter of a century. To usher in the contemporary era of the 40-year-old multi-arts organisation, Metro Arts has lifted the curtain on its vibrant 2020 program, which includes a variety of electrifying performances, thrilling productions, eye-catching installations and enchanting exhibitions. It all kicks off when the doors open to the public on Thursday September 3, with a jam-packed itinerary of exciting events from the Brisbane Festival program. more

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Double trouble – this thrilling audio game puts you head-to-head with a look-alike imposter
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Double trouble – this thrilling audio game puts you head-to-head with a look-alike imposter

Imagine this – you're home alone with your beloved family member when they start acting a little strangely. Maybe they just don't seem like themselves. One thing is for sure – something is definitely off, but you can't quite put your finger on it. This is the concept behind the hair-raising at-home audio experience, Double, which pits players against their loved ones in a race to find out who is the imposter. more

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There is no mystery so great as misery – The Australian Ballet breathes new life into classic fable The Happy Prince
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There is no mystery so great as misery – The Australian Ballet breathes new life into classic fable The Happy Prince

Mixing playfulness and poetry with a side of pirouetting, The Happy Prince, is The Australian Ballet's take on the classic Oscar Wilde tale of the warm-hearted golden statue. The world premiere of this brand-new ballet by Australian Choreographer Graeme Murphy is coming to QPAC from 25 to 29 February and is set to capture the hearts of those with child-like imaginations with its magical story of love and sacrifice. more