Food
Gift of the GABS – one of the world’s favourite beer festivals makes its Brisbane debut
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Gift of the GABS – one of the world’s favourite beer festivals makes its Brisbane debut

It’s absolutely no secret that Queensland’s craft-beer scene is absolutely killing it. One need only look at the influx of local breweries coupled with events like our beloved Brewsvegas and Beer InCider growing stronger every year – the people of our great state take their brews quite seriously. As a result, Brisbane is finally being graced by the presence of one of the world’s leading beer events – it’s GABS time, baby! The Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular is making its Queensland debut on Saturday April 27 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, bringing all things crazy, sexy and cool in the beer world right into our backyard. more

Exhibitions
Last chance – catch the magnificent APT9 before it leaves QAGOMA
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Last chance – catch the magnificent APT9 before it leaves QAGOMA

Every time QAGOMA opens one of its massive and highly anticipated exhibitions throughout the year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to see what wonders lie within the gallery walls. The last major feat to roll through the doors is the ninth edition of the beloved Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art – or APT9 as you might know it. Though the exhibition has generously been running since November last year, all good things must come to an end – so make sure you catch everything it has to offer before it disappears for good. more

Community
Cheap (and free) boredom-busting fun around Brisbane these school holidays
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Cheap (and free) boredom-busting fun around Brisbane these school holidays

Cast your mind back to being a kid, when the sweet countdown to every glorious stretch of school holidays was usually swiftly overtaken with boredom a couple of days in. Heck, there are only so many hours of Fortnite you can play before you crave a change of pace (and maybe even some sunshine). If you’ve got little ones of your own, have been saddled with babysitting duties or are just looking to score some brownie points with your nieces and nephews, we’ve got just the thing – we’ve teamed up with our pals at Brisbane City Council to round up some rad school holiday activities that are totally wallet friendly. more

Exhibitions
An iconic Australian artist celebrated – QAG debuts the first-ever Dick Roughsey retrospective
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An iconic Australian artist celebrated – QAG debuts the first-ever Dick Roughsey retrospective

For countless Australian children, their first introduction to the rich and vibrant world of Aboriginal storytelling has no doubt been through the tale of The Rainbow Serpent. However, many people wouldn’t be able to tell you off the top of their head who was responsible for the breathtaking illustrations that adorned the 1975 edition of the book that is still so loved – his name is Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey, and his body of work extends far beyond the pages of children’s books. Queensland Art Gallery has assembled a major retrospective of Dick’s incredible art – in a world first, you can witness Stories of this Land as told by one of our country’s finest. more

Community
Eat to the beat – where to find food-truck feasts and free concerts in Brisbane
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Eat to the beat – where to find food-truck feasts and free concerts in Brisbane

When it comes to finding the way to our hearts, food and music are two things that will instantly boost our endorphins. Our city is full of free outdoor fun that combines live tunes and delicious eats – you just need to know where to look. We’ve picked out a few must-do events from Brisbane City Council’s jam-packed LIVE Guide that are coming up soon – so if you like delicious mobile food vendors and amazing live (and free) music, read on. more

Kids
Hoppin’ the suburbs – where to find free treats and giant maze hunts this Easter
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Hoppin’ the suburbs – where to find free treats and giant maze hunts this Easter

As much as we love Easter for the multitude of indulgent food opportunities that it opens up for us (hot cross buns for breakfast, anyone?), one of the best aspects of the holiday is the pure joy that kids get out of it. After all, most of us can cast our minds back to the magical and delicious period of our lives when chocolate eggs and rabbits were a true highlight of the year. Indooroopilly Shopping Centre has decided to harness this sentiment and channel it into a series of fun, free activities for little ones to enjoy over the Easter period. more


Fashion
Ditch your curfew – marie Claire Up Late whips James Street into an after-dark fashion frenzy
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Ditch your curfew – marie Claire Up Late whips James Street into an after-dark fashion frenzy

Folks with a love of fashion and a shopping addiction, your time has come – marie claire Up Late is back at James Street, baby! The annual after-dark extravaganza is set to take over the glitzy fashion mecca on Thursday March 28, offering up amazing deals, goodies galore and a line-up of seriously impressive industry names imparting their sartorial knowledge. Save the date for Brisbane’s premier fashion party, because this one’s going to be a doozy … more

Community
Paint the town green – where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Brisbane
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Paint the town green – where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Brisbane

Let’s be honest – when it comes to parting, the Irish have a reputation for doing it extremely correctly. When St. Patrick’s Day rolls around, it’s a perfect opportunity for everyone to indulge in a particularly Irish brand of fun that includes music, drinks and outrageous dress-ups. What’s not to love? This year the beloved holiday falls on a weekend (Sunday March 17 to be precise), meaning that a whole bunch of events are happening to celebrate. We’ve rounded up the best spots to paint the town green this St. Patrick’s Day in Brisbane. more

Film
Views from the big blue – marvel at the wonders of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour
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Views from the big blue – marvel at the wonders of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour

The ocean is one of those things that has the power to strike fear, wonder and fascination all at once – after all, it’s hard not to be at least a little bit affected by something that makes up so much of our planet. Whether you love it, are kind of terrified of it or just have a healthy respect for it, one thing is for sure – the ocean makes for a pretty striking visual landscape. Set to mesmerise and entertain in equal measure, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is returning to Brisbane Powerhouse from March 28–30 for three days of aquatic-themed on-screen action. more

Theatre
The Book of Mormon is coming … and you could see it for just $20
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The Book of Mormon is coming … and you could see it for just $20

We’re not going to beat around the bush – the hype around The Book of Mormon is very real right now. In case you’ve missed the billboards, bus ads and every second friend of yours who has already snapped up tickets to the mega-popular musical advising you to do the same, it is landing at QPAC from Saturday March 16. If you’ve been waiting for a sign from some higher power that you need to go to the show, here it is – a special preview performance has just been announced for Friday March 15, with tickets going for a mere $20. This is not a drill and that is not a typo. more

Inspiration
Interact with Brisbane like never before – Curiocity invites you to explore, create and play
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Interact with Brisbane like never before – Curiocity invites you to explore, create and play

Curiosity is an underrated quality – those with wandering minds are always open to the endless possibilities in the world around us. Questioning and exploring your environment can often lead to a change in perspective – and where’s the fun in always seeing things the same way? If you’re the sort of person who loves to challenge your mind and explore new outlooks, we have some news that will ignite your interest. Taking over the city from South Bank to New Farm across March 15 to April 9, Curiocity is an all-in sensory experience that will make you see Brisbane in a whole new light. What are you waiting for? Open your mind and dive in … more

Community
Who run the world? Where to celebrate International Women’s Day in Brisbane
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Who run the world? Where to celebrate International Women’s Day in Brisbane

Folks, here’s a little heads up – International Women’s Day has rolled around again! Taking place on Friday March 8, this global celebration shines a light on the amazing work that non-male folk all around the world are doing. From art and activism to STEM and parenting, it’s all about acknowledging the tireless work of women in all walks of life. This day is for everyone (no matter how they identify) to celebrate, support and recognise the achievements and everyday struggles that women face. We’ve rounded up some rad events that epitomise the spirit of the day – and all are welcome to attend. more

Food
Brush up on your brew knowledge when Matt Kirkegaard launches the Beer Book Club
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Brush up on your brew knowledge when Matt Kirkegaard launches the Beer Book Club

The concept of a book club is pretty cool – what’s not to love about gathering with a group of people to chat about something you all enjoy? A casual, no-pressure environment to have open discussions and a bit of fun can be hard to come by, so bona fide brew authority Matt Kirkegaard has decided to distil this sense of community and conversation into one of his greatest passions – beer. The Beer Book Club is a brand-new event focused on education and appreciation – just, y’know, minus the whole reading part. more

Food
Brewsvegas brings us Japanese game shows, three-legged races, beermuda triangles and dog days
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Brewsvegas brings us Japanese game shows, three-legged races, beermuda triangles and dog days

Brisbane has a lot going for it – our people are friendly, our weather is ridiculously good and our craft-beer scene is second to none. While more southern states might have been stealing the brewing spotlight in years past, our town has well and truly come to take the crown when it comes to beer. Want proof? Look no further than Brewsvegas, baby. The annual festival returns from March 14–24, filling a host of our city’s finest venues with the hoppiest happenings to celebrate our thriving craft-beer culture. more

Food
Froth on the good stuff when the Beer InCider Experience returns … early!
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Froth on the good stuff when the Beer InCider Experience returns … early!

It seems like only yesterday that the revelry of the Beer InCider Experience passed through the Brisbane Showgrounds – well, that’s because it was just a few short months ago in September. Lovers of all things sudsy and delicious can rejoice in the news that this beloved festival is coming back sooner than you’d think – on Saturday March 9, to be exact. The powers that be are bringing Beer InCider back to town for another round before it pops up again later in the year – and frankly, we’re frothing. more

Comedy
From drag divas to sensitive bogans – five fresh faces you need to see at Brisbane Comedy Festival
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From drag divas to sensitive bogans – five fresh faces you need to see at Brisbane Comedy Festival

If you’ve felt a dull tickling sensation in your funnybone lately, it’s probably because the Brisbane Comedy Festival is almost upon us for another year. The 2019 edition is stacked with some seriously impressive (and famous) local and international comedians, but we thought we’d shine a light on some emerging talents that you might not have had the pleasure of discovering yet. From sensitive new age bogans to drag divas, we’ve found five fresh acts appearing at this year’s Brisbane Comedy Festival that will make you bust a gut. more

Food
A secret tropical party is bringing bottomless spritzes to Brisbane
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A secret tropical party is bringing bottomless spritzes to Brisbane

Psst … can you keep a secret? Usually our lips are sealed, but when it’s something this exciting it would be a crime not to share it with our readers. We’ve caught wind that an exclusive tropical-themed party is popping up at a secret location in the CBD for one day only – and it’s bringing bottomless spritzes with it. Keep Saturday March 2 clear in your calendar, because the Secret Foodies are coming to town. more

Food
The free outdoor concert series bringing beats, bites and laid-back vibes
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The free outdoor concert series bringing beats, bites and laid-back vibes

Thanks to our totally enviable climate, one of Brisbane’s biggest brags is being able to hold killer outdoor events all year round. Nothing much beats lounging around in lush natural surrounds with a soundtrack of live music and some tasty bites – it’s a recipe for weekend bliss. The Sound Society is setting up shop at the Roma Street Parkland and South Bank Parklands for a series of free pop-up events, bringing chilled-out Saturday evening soirees and lazy Sunday sessions into your weekend repertoire. more