Markets
Brisbane’s first fully undercover night market is bringing bites and brews to the southside
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Brisbane’s first fully undercover night market is bringing bites and brews to the southside

Brisbane’s market scene is absolutely flourishing right now and we couldn’t be happier – after all, what’s not to love about delicious fresh food, discovering new talent and supporting local businesses? If you live south of the CBD and have been craving a taste of the after-dark market scene, your wish is about to be granted. Taking up residency from 4:00–10:00 pm every Friday at the Brisbane Markets site in Rocklea, the Brisbane Night Market is set to debut as the southside’s coolest spot to kickstart your weekend. more

Fashion
Wearable culture – Finding Fashion shines a light on Australia’s future threads
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Wearable culture – Finding Fashion shines a light on Australia’s future threads

We’re not going to lie – if you haven’t yet checked out The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive at the Museum of Brisbane yet, you are missing out. This stunning exhibition takes a deep dive into the designs of one of Australia’s most influential and recognisable brands, but it’s so much more than just the visual – it’s a chance to explore the fashion landscape in the larger sense, including the impact that it has on our culture. Running in conjunction with the exhibition as a one-off special event, the Finding Fashion seminar brings together a bevy of bright minds to discuss the role of fashion in shaping the future of our country. more

Music
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

Food
Ruggers, pluggers and snags – where to celebrate the Australia Day long weekend
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Ruggers, pluggers and snags – where to celebrate the Australia Day long weekend

We’re just going to put it right out there to diffuse the tension – whilst Australia has a lot of rad qualities, it still has a heck of a long way to go when it comes to respecting the traditional owners of the land. Here at The Weekend Edition we are firmly for changing the date of Australia Day to something that every Australian can enjoy (May 8, anyone?), bringing us together in a celebration of the mateship, unity and multiculturalism that make our country great. It’s great to see these conversations in place and hopefully in the not too distant future these changes will occur, but until then there are plenty of cool events that you can take advantage of on the Australia Day long weekend to celebrate all of the things that make Australia such a fantastic place to live – just remember to take a moment to reflect on the significance of this date for Aboriginal Australians. more

Food
Banquets, beers and bottomless Aperol – this West End hotspot is hosting some seriously dreamy summertime pop-ups
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Banquets, beers and bottomless Aperol – this West End hotspot is hosting some seriously dreamy summertime pop-ups

When it comes to Sunday afternoons, there tend to be two kinds of people – those who become inconsolable that their beloved weekend is coming to an end, and those who choose to suck the very marrow out of their last remaining hours of freedom. We know which camp we’d rather be in – so why not lean into those endless summer vibes? For the first three Sundays in February, West Village will transform into The Deck WV for a series of themed foodie events that are sure to get your mouth watering and your weekend vibes flowing. Did someone say Sunday session? more

Community
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

Sport
The round-up: free and low-cost fitness ideas to keep you feeling tip-top
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The round-up: free and low-cost fitness ideas to keep you feeling tip-top

We may be practically at the end of January, but that’s no need to leave our New Year’s resolutions of getting healthy by the wayside – any time is a good time to jump on the self-improvement train! Brisbane City Council has created a whole bunch of free and low-cost fitness solutions that literally anyone can take advantage of – because your health shouldn’t have a dollar value attached. We’ve tracked down five fitness activities for every type of person – whether you like it slow and steady or sweaty and high-energy, we’ve got you. more

Theatre
Single Asian Female returns to La Boite with a new dose of humour, heart and sass
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Single Asian Female returns to La Boite with a new dose of humour, heart and sass

We have a lot to thank La Boite Theatre for, but one of its best exports of late is undoubtedly the red-hot runaway success Single Asian Female. Michelle Law’s poignant, powerful and ultimately hilarious play struck a serious cord when it made its debut two years ago, and it shows no signs of slowing down. The sell-out sensation is coming back home for a second round, bringing its trademark humour, heart and even a surprise new star. more


Music
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

Sport
New year, new you – improve your health with free (and fun) outdoor fitness classes
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New year, new you – improve your health with free (and fun) outdoor fitness classes

We know the feeling all too well – the new year rolls around and before you know it, all of those resolutions to get back on the health train have fallen by the wayside. Don’t beat yourself up! It’s a hard slog to get back into the swing of things, but we’re here to help. Before you fork out for a gym membership, why not take advantage of the Medibank Feel Good Program? If fun, free, low-pressure and outdoor classes sound like your ideal fitness situation, read on. more

Theatre
Death of a Salesman finds renewed relevance with a poignant, star-studded revival
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Death of a Salesman finds renewed relevance with a poignant, star-studded revival

To earn the title of a classic is no mean feat, but Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman has managed to retain this status since its release in 1949. The iconic story is a perfect reflection of the time in which it was written, but also manages to stand up today as a heavily relatable story – the themes have proven to remain timeless (which is pretty grim, but that’s the reality of it). A brand-new iteration of the award-winning story is set to open Queensland Theatre’s massive 2019 season – and this is one version you won’t want to miss. more

Music
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

Food
A hawker-style night market is popping up in The City to celebrate the Lunar New Year
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A hawker-style night market is popping up in The City to celebrate the Lunar New Year

If you’ve already abandoned your resolutions since January 1 ticked over, fear not – a second chance is coming your way. We’re talking the Lunar New Year! To celebrate the occasion, Brisbane will be getting a special one-off night market dedicated to the Year of the Pig – and you’d better come with a swine-like appetite. On Friday February 1, the Treasury Brisbane courtyard will come alive as a hawker-style wonderland featuring delicious food, eye-popping entertainment and good fortune to spare. more

Exhibitions
From musical tours to staying Up Late – APT9 Summer Festival heats up QAGOMA
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From musical tours to staying Up Late – APT9 Summer Festival heats up QAGOMA

When it comes to keeping us entertained throughout the warmer months, QAGOMA has always had our backs. If you haven’t already checked out the jaw-dropping 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (or even if you have), we would suggest keeping the weekend of January 18–20 free – because QAGOMA’s annual Summer Festival has returned! Celebrating the exhibition in inimitable style, the festival is a perfect opportunity to experience the wonder of APT9 through a wide range of wonderful activities. more

Comedy
Save the date: five events we’re looking forward to in 2019
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Save the date: five events we’re looking forward to in 2019

Real talk – while 2018 may have been a great year for Brisbane, we’re even more excited for what 2019 is going to bring. Our cultural sphere just keeps getting better, with a host of local and international events taking place right here in our city. We’ve picked five killer events happening post-New Year that you should get tickets to before they disappear, lest you risk falling victim to some serious FOMO. more

Music
Oh, what a night – the Jersey Boys are back in town
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Oh, what a night – the Jersey Boys are back in town

Hot damn, we love a good rags to riches story that also happens to be true – and they don’t come much better than that of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. It’s a classic tale of four blue-collar boys with rough backgrounds that go from zero to hero at a skyrocketing pace. The self-made stars did things their way – they wrote their own songs, created their own sound and changed the face of music as it is today (all before hitting 30 years of age, mind you). Their story has been adapted for the stage with thrilling success – Jersey Boys hits QPAC from January 2, 2019 and you’d better believe it lives up to the hype. more

Markets
Pick up perfect blooms and make your own Christmas centrepiece at this festive pop-up
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Pick up perfect blooms and make your own Christmas centrepiece at this festive pop-up

Let’s be honest – living in hot and sunny Queensland doesn’t exactly fit with a traditional Christmas aesthetic. The store-bought wreaths with plastic holly and fake snow seem like a bit of a cop-out – so why not decorate a little more Australiana this festive season? West Village is holding a bloomin’ great native flower market and workshops, taking over the precinct on Saturday December 22 to make sure you’re all set for when the Man in Red comes down the chimney. more

Community
Time to folk around – the Woodford Folk Festival returns to entertain and inspire
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Time to folk around – the Woodford Folk Festival returns to entertain and inspire

If you haven’t been to the Woodford Folk Festival, it’s almost impossible to describe it to someone else. Every year on the day after Boxing Day, tens of thousands of people flock to the paradise of Woodfordia to indulge in a constant stream of pure magic in the form of music, live art, performances, debates and more, coming together as a mini-community until it all culminates on New Year’s Day. The all-encompassing vibe may sound like a bit of a stretch, but believe us when we say this is one journey you need to take at least once in your life. more

Comedy
Brisbane Comedy Festival celebrates a decade of laughs with its huge 2019 program announcement
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Brisbane Comedy Festival celebrates a decade of laughs with its huge 2019 program announcement

Consistently squeezing a laugh out of someone can be bloody hard work, but the Brisbane Comedy Festival has been managing to keep us on the verge of wetting our pants for ten years now. Time flies when you’re having fun, right? Doling out laughs for a decade is no mean feat, so you’d best believe that the festival is bringing a seriously stacked line-up to celebrate entering double digits. The festival returns to its homes of Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall and SunPAC from February 22 to March 24, 2019. more

Kids
All summer long – the West End hub hooking you up with free school-holiday fun
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All summer long – the West End hub hooking you up with free school-holiday fun

As the school holidays approach at a rapid pace, anyone with little ones to entertain can understand the sheer panic that ensues. If you’re keen to get your kids (or cousins, nieces, nephews and the like) away from the lure of the screen, West Village has curated an absolutely massive roster of cool activities to keep the young’uns busy this summer. From flower crowns to slime making, the Summer of Fun has something for every kind of kid … and it’s all free. more