Markets
The Finders Keepers Market is back with a treasure trove of local talent
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The Finders Keepers Market is back with a treasure trove of local talent

Australia’s longest-running independent art and design market is back, baby – and when we say it’s bigger (and better) than ever it’s no exaggeration. Extended trading hours, a bevy of brand-new stalls and an elevated food and drink offering has further cemented the firm spot that Finders Keepers has in our hearts. Mark June 22–24 in your diary and make a beeline for the Brisbane Showgrounds, because this is one market you won’t want to miss. more

Music
At last! Step inside the life and times of the iconic Etta James
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At last! Step inside the life and times of the iconic Etta James

When it comes to iconic voices, few people can hold a candle to Etta James. Known as the Matriarch of R&B, Etta spent decades singing songs across the spectrum of human emotion, all while battling some of the most paralysing demons that one can face in a lifetime. She didn’t just sing the blues – she lived them. Coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse for an exclusive run of shows from June 27–30, At Last: The Etta James Story shines a light on one of the most legendary voices of all time … as well as the rich life behind it. more

Food
Comfort food without the calories – learn how to cook winter delights at Laneway WV
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Comfort food without the calories – learn how to cook winter delights at Laneway WV

As much as we adore Brisbane winter, the temperature drop comes with some serious temptation to tuck in to all of the naughtiest foods we can imagine. We’re willing to bet that if you haven’t spent a chilly night holed up on the couch devouring potato bake straight from the dish, at the very least you’ve fantasised heavily about it. While a little indulgence is fine in moderation, if we spend the next three months living off creamy pasta our guts may never recover. Enter the next instalment of Laneway WV’s green living month, a series of free clean eating workshops from the mind of Jacqui Toumbas. more

Community
Fun, food, fashion and family vibes – the winter race day shaking up its offering
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Fun, food, fashion and family vibes – the winter race day shaking up its offering

When it comes to the races, you might have some preconceived ideas about what to expect – you’ve got your horses, your high heels and your hors d'oeuvres, but what’s new there? It’s definitely not the sort of event you usually turn to for a family day out … or is it? Tattersall’s is turning the traditional race day formula on its head for its Tiara Race Day, galloping into the Doomben Racecourse on Saturday June 23 to bring food, fashion, fierce competition and family-friendly vibes all wrapped up in one huge day. more

Community
The Weekend Edition x W Insider: Brisbane's June Cool Hunter Guide
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The Weekend Edition x W Insider: Brisbane’s June Cool Hunter Guide

Friday June 1 marked a very special day for Brisbane City – the opening of its first five-star hotel in 20 years, W Brisbane. There are many elements that make W Brisbane particularly worthy of the five-star accolade, one of which is the W Insider, Montana Tozzi, a gal about town whose job is to ensure guests have access to whatever they want, whenever they want it. Each month Montana treats guests with her hit-list of what to do and see in Brisbane via the Cool Hunter Guide, and seeing as that's our specialty, we've partnered with her to curate it each month. Here you have it folks – the best of Brisbane this June. more

Community
A glam pineapple caravan heralds the arrival of W Brisbane
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A glam pineapple caravan heralds the arrival of W Brisbane

We’re less than a day away from the official opening of Brisbane’s newest five-star hotel W Brisbane and to celebrate, the hotel is kicking off one massive party. Want to know the best thing about this party? It’s mobile! This glamorous shindig will be brightening up Queen Street Mall at midday today before hitting the road and shimmying its way south. more

Community
West Village goes even greener for its next WV Laneway activation
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West Village goes even greener for its next WV Laneway activation

Folks, the wait is over – West Village’s Laneway WV initiative has revealed its next activation! The West End lifestyle precinct has been treating us to regular doses of arts, culture and gourmand goodness since the launch of its rad new program, so we were thrilled when we found out that June would be dedicated to all things green. The fun kicks off with a series of relaxed weekend workshops that will teach you everything you need to know about kokedama, the cool mossy ornaments that make any space instantly lusher. more

Food
Holy Shiitake! The event series helping hospitality businesses get off the ground
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Holy Shiitake! The event series helping hospitality businesses get off the ground

Let’s not sugar-coat it – starting your own business from scratch in any industry is damn hard work, but hospitality can be particularly intimidating. Even if you have a killer idea and loads of ambition, that won’t exactly impress the bank when it’s time to front up the cash to get started. If you’ve got big foodie dreams but are lacking in the financials to make it a reality, listen up – visionary hospitality funders Silver Chef and beloved incubator Wandering Cooks have teamed up to bring budding restaurateurs a very sweet opportunity indeed. more


Community
No passport required – take a trip around the globe with Brisbane’s best multicultural events
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No passport required – take a trip around the globe with Brisbane’s best multicultural events

Real talk – one of the best things about Brisbane is that it’s a cultural melting pot. From the delicious food to the lively events, there is always something happening that celebrates the unique mix of people that call this place home. Whether you want to taste something exciting, take part in a new ritual, catch tunes from another culture or see art from across the globe, it’s all happening in Brisbane this winter. We’ve taken a look through Brisbane City Council’s Live guide and picked five must-do events that prove you don’t need a passport to see the world. more

Theatre
How long really is The Longest Minute?
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How long really is The Longest Minute?

Ever question how long the longest minute really is? The last minute before the microwave is done? Or the minute before that important interview? We've all been there. Queensland Theatre is collaborating with JUTE Theatre Company to bring The Longest Minute to QPAC from May 26 to June 23, exploring an iconic night in NRL history that rewrote the history books.  more

Exhibitions
Tony Albert flips the script on race and representation with his Visible exhibition
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Tony Albert flips the script on race and representation with his Visible exhibition

Real talk – white Australia’s treatment and representation of its Aboriginal population is inexcusably bad. There’s no skirting around the fact that things need to change, but the nature of these issues is harrowing, heavy and can be hard to navigate. Someone adding a touch of humour to this poignant topic is Tony Albert, the award-winning Indigenous Australian artist who has carved his own unique path in our country’s cultural landscape. His latest exhibition Visible is coming to Queensland Art Gallery from June 2 to bring a different perspective to the conversation surrounding race and representation. more

Food
From Paris with love – a cheese laneway is popping up in West End!
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From Paris with love – a cheese laneway is popping up in West End!

This time of the year is a particularly dangerous one – as soon as Brisbane’s temperature drops a little and we’ve exhausted our bank of long weekends, all we can think about is jetting off to another country for a sweet escape and loads of feasting. If you’re lusting after a cheese-fuelled European getaway but can’t spare the airfare, we have the next best thing – take a trip to the Fromage Laneway, popping up at West Village on Sunday May 27. more

Theatre
Science, poetry and modern love combine for The Mathematics of Longing
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Science, poetry and modern love combine for The Mathematics of Longing

Look, maths definitely isn’t universally loved, but you can’t deny its force. Even if you’re not the biggest fan of numbers, it’s pretty incredible when you bring everything back to the basic notion that humans invented their own way to make sense of things that were previously impossible to comprehend. Much like maths, theatre is another avenue that people use to explain the inexplicable – and it’s a marriage of these two things that has created something close to magic. Making its world premiere at La Boite Theatre from June 2–23, The Mathematics of Longing draws from two different worlds to help us understand ourselves better. more

Exhibitions
History unchained – Life in Irons takes us on a journey to Brisbane's colonial past
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History unchained – Life in Irons takes us on a journey to Brisbane’s colonial past

There’s no nice way to put it – colonisation is brutal. Most of us are aware at least on a base level of our country’s history, but there’s a lot more to the story than a bunch of criminals getting shipped off to a country that was actually already occupied. From its prisoners to our First Nations people, the Moreton Bay penal colony changed the lives of many – not to mention the course of history. Museum of Brisbane is taking us back in time with Life in Irons, an exhibit that shows what life was like on both sides of the fence. more

Exhibitions
Grab your apron – the International Cake Show Australia is back!
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Grab your apron – the International Cake Show Australia is back!

Is baking a piece of cake? Or do your cakes not rise to the occasion? Either way, the International Cake Show Australia is the place to be. Whether you want to attend a masterclass, watch industry experts or just simply get your sugar fix, this event has something for everyone. The ultimate cake decorating competition is taking over Brisbane Showgrounds from May 18–20. more

Community
Party like a demigod when Paniyiri Greek Festival returns
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Party like a demigod when Paniyiri Greek Festival returns

Brisbane, the time is almost here – the haloumi is sizzling, the honey puffs are getting dusted with sugar and the zorba lines are approaching at a rapid pace. That’s right, Paniyiri Greek Festival is back! Returning to Musgrave Park and the newly renovated Greek Club from May 19–20, Brisbane’s biggest celebration of Greek culture will fill your belly and warm your heart. more

Inspiration
Get a taste of the future when Myriad brings the world's biggest thinkers to Brisbane
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Get a taste of the future when Myriad brings the world’s biggest thinkers to Brisbane

Back in the day, technological breakthroughs and advancements seemed to happen at such a pace that certain things – like flying cars and space travel – seemed too far ahead of our time to fathom. Well folks, we’re here to tell you that time has caught up in a major way and what were once distant dreams are now becoming a reality … fast. Returning to Brisbane Powerhouse from May 16–18, Myriad is bringing the brightest minds in innovation and technology from around the world right into our backyard to discuss the endless possibilities of the future. more

Exhibitions
West Village’s Laneway WV series launches with an Erin Lightfoot ceramics residency
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West Village’s Laneway WV series launches with an Erin Lightfoot ceramics residency

If you’ve been mourning the loss of West Village’s iconic Bromley Room, we have some news that is bound to perk you right up. The West End lifestyle precinct is back at the arty activations again with Laneway WV, a series of themed pop-ups set to take the cobblestones by storm between May and October this year. Creatives and gourmands alike will be thrilled by the ever-changing offering across food, art and culture, all with a distinct local twist. Laneway WV is kicking things off with some hands-on fun, bringing renowned ceramicist Erin Lightfoot on board for a pop-up studio and store experience. more