Fashion
Brisbane Fashion Festival has dropped its jam-packed event program
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Brisbane Fashion Festival has dropped its jam-packed event program

Calling all fashion aficionados – Brisbane Fashion Festival is catwalking back into our city this August. A standout on Brisbane’s annual event calendar for fashion-loving folk, this beloved event is set to spotlight the creative industry by putting on a grand showcase of local labels for eager shoppers. Consider this your official warning to start clearing out your wardrobe to make room for new gear. more

Venue
The Island Function Spaces
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Level up your EOFY shindig at one of The Island Gold Coast’s luxe function and event spaces

Ah, the end of the financial year. Like Christmas for accountants, this frantic time can bring out the best and worst in people as they push to close off accounts and hit the goals they have feverishly been working towards for the past 12 months. With many people working from home and enjoying more flexible arrangements, EOFY also offers a rare opportunity to gather your team of employees, catch up and celebrate the financial year that was. With just more than three weeks until the EOFY deadline, many bosses and PR employees are frantically searching for the perfect place to host a team get together beyond just 'drinks at the local'. Luckily for you, The Island Gold Coast in Surfers Paradise has a slew of suave function spaces that are the perfect setting for your EOFY shindig.  more

Community
Museum of Brisbane champions new cultural movement, Brissie-ism
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Museum of Brisbane champions new cultural movement, Brissie-ism

Enjoying a 'beer off the wood' at the Breakfast Creek Hotel, picnicking at the top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, watching a game at The Gabba and taking a stroll along the Brown Snake. These are all classic Brisbane activities, but what makes up the unique identity of Brisbane? It's a whole lot more diverse than brews, footy and a larrikin attitude – but that accounts for some of our collective identity, that's for sure. Inner-city cultural hub Museum of Brisbane has kicked off a way to create conversation around what defines Brisbane, especially its arts and cultural scene. Enter Brissie-ism, a 21st-century movement that was started right here in our River City. more

Brisbane Festival
Strap in for fireworks and fantastical festivities – Brisbane Festival is back with four weekends of wonder
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Strap in for fireworks and fantastical festivities – Brisbane Festival is back with four weekends of wonder

The city might be slightly more chilly than usual, but our event's calendar is well and truly warming up. Perhaps the most sizzling happening of the whole year has just been unveiled – Brisbane Festival is back! Our favourite city-wide fiesta will set our town alight from September 2–24 with a thrilling three-week program that is shaping up to be the brightest party yet. We're talking giant glowing globes, standout stage shows, a disco wonderland, awe-inspiring pyrotechnic displays and the return of everyone's favourite floating art exhibition. more

Exhibitions
Chiharu Shiota The Soul Trembles
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A spellbinding solo showcase from thread-weaving artist Chiharu Shiota is set to take over QAGOMA

When we heard that QAGOMA was set to host a sizeable showcase of revered Japanese-born, Berlin-based installation artist Chiharu Shiota's works, we started clearing our calendars almost immediately. Coming to the cultural precinct on June 18, The Soul Trembles is the largest solo exhibition of the artist’s work to date – and it's an art-filled 'gram-worthy adventure, to say the least. The exhibition will highlight Chiharu Shiota's practice across large-scale installations, sculptures, video performance, photography and drawing. In other words, this is one immersive exhibition that must be seen to be believed. more


Food
It’s a kind of magic – Maho Magic Bar is coming to Brisbane with tipples and tricks aplenty
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It’s a kind of magic – Maho Magic Bar is coming to Brisbane with tipples and tricks aplenty

No matter the age, one's child-like fascination with magic never wears off. If you like your cocktails served with a side of enchantment and neon-lit charm, then pull up a seat at the Maho Magic Bar and prepare for a night that will leave you bewitched. Straight from the streets of Tokyo (and with a stop off on the Gold Coast), the Magic Makers from Maho Magic Bar are finally coming to Brisbane for a limited time and are ready to serve up delicious drinks and mystifying magic tricks. more

Community
Sunshine Coast Weddings
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Say “I do” to the wedding of your dreams at the Maleny Wedding Festival

Have you spent your entire life daydreaming about the day you walk down the aisle? Perhaps you spend your spare time curating the perfect wedding playlist and perusing Pinterest on the hunt for bespoke and picturesque wedding inspo. If you've recently acquired a rather sparkly new ring, have been planning your big day for a while or just love all things weddings, we recommend blocking off Sunday July 31 in your calendar. The Maleny Wedding Festival is back to help inspire couples and take the stress out of wedding planning. With more than 150 vendors dotted along a trail of nine venues, this superb festival in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland will have you sipping on champers and saying cheers to a day you will remember forever.  more

Comedy
Laneways, laughs and local gems – spend a long weekend in Caloundra for the hilarious That's Not My Dog! festival
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Laneways, laughs and local gems – spend a long weekend in Caloundra for the hilarious That’s Not My Dog! festival

With June upon us and the middle of the year nigh, many of us will be craving a little escape. While an extended holiday may not be possible until Christmas, a long weekend here and there is definitely on the cards. That's Not My Dog! comedy festival is serving you with the perfect excuse to apply for some leave – or chuck a sneaky sickie – and head up north to enjoy three days of laughs, good food and plenty of sunshine in Caloundra. While we're sure you don't need any convincing, we've gone to the trouble of curating the perfect long weekend itinerary so that you can soak up the sun, sample the local brews and bites, take in the scenery and enjoy some classic Aussie comedy. more

Community
Buskers by the lake
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Buskers by the Lake is bringing three days of adrenaline, creativity and sword swallowing to Lake Kawana

Creativity and personal expression come in many forms. Some of us sing, some dance, some may participate in adrenaline sports and others, well, they play with fire and swallow swords. The Australian and international busking community is rich with incredibly talented individuals that thrive on doing what they love in the hopes that it will entertain others. Buskers by the Lake is a Sunshine Coast festival that gives renowned and up-and-coming buskers the chance to show off their skills as part of a wider project, entertaining audiences over three days in one giant, lakeside extravaganza. The festival theme is 'Fantasyland', so get ready to soak up the sunshine and experience a whole new world of mystique, magic and marvel.  more

Food
A bittersweet farewell – champagne, fireworks and dynamite entertainment awaits at Eagle Street Pier's last hurrah
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A bittersweet farewell – champagne, fireworks and dynamite entertainment awaits at Eagle Street Pier’s last hurrah

We're sure you've heard by now that Brisbane's premier riverfront dining complex, Eagle Street Pier, will soon close to make way for the construction of the $2.1-billion Waterfront Brisbane development. In true Eagle Street Pier style, the precinct is set to go out with a bang – and a pop of the champagne bottle. Before you don your best cocktail attire, read on for the low-down on the farewell festivities ... more

Food
Spend your Sunday sipping Chandon at this lavish long lunch in Currumbin Valley
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Spend your Sunday sipping Chandon at this lavish long lunch in Currumbin Valley

A spectacular manor set amongst a lush valley, copious amounts of champagne and a taste bud-tantalising long lunch curated by a renowned chef. If you were to ask us to conjure up our idea of a perfect feast, we think that the aforementioned scene would be pretty darn close. Well dreams do come true, folks, as the Chandon Garden Spritz Long Lunch at The Valley Estate has all of this and more. more

Community
Harbour Town
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Shop, drop and roll – we have the first peek at Harbour Town’s Get Outlet deals

There are a few key shopping outings pencilled into our calendars. While Boxing Day, Black Friday and the end of financial year sales are nationwide events, Brisbane and the Gold Coast are treated to an extra few days of cash-splashing mayhem. From June 3–5 Harbour Town Premium Outlets is offering shoppers three days of massive savings at the Get Outlet Sale. To help with your pre-shopping plan of attack, Harbour Town has given us the inside scoop on some of the best offers you can expect to see during this monster sales event.  more

Music
Kickstart your summer with Calvin Harris and Megan Thee Stallion at Festival X
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Kickstart your summer with Calvin Harris and Megan Thee Stallion at Festival X

While our winters in Australia may be milder than most, many of us still spend the cooler months patiently counting down to the glorious warmth of long summer days. Not only does summer bring picture-perfect escapes at the beach and a constant excuse to cool down with ice-cream or sneaky beverage, but it also welcomes a jam-packed festival schedule. The summer of 2022 is set to take festivals to another level, as international acts are finally ready to travel back to our shores and share their music with Aussie fans. Festival X is no exception to this rule, as organisers bring an epic line-up of electronic and hip hop artists to the Gold Coast as part of the five-show national tour. more

Exhibitions
Painting, sipping and clay play – delve deeper into the Indigenous Art Program with this series of free events
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Painting, sipping and clay play – delve deeper into the Indigenous Art Program with this series of free events

With upwards of 60,000 years of history on the land we call Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people carry a rich and storied cultural heritage that has been passed down for generations through art and storytelling. Celebrating First Nations artists and their depth of culture, the Indigenous Art Program brings these stories of truth, strength and determination into our streets and laneways, showcasing works in Brisbane’s sprawling Outdoor Gallery. From May 7 to August 7, you can discover the OUTstanding exhibition, which showcases new and existing artworks from 12 emerging and early career artists. Through large-scale banners, light boxes, projections, walking tours, workshops and more, the 2022 program acknowledges our unsung Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heroes and speaks to unresolved issues, conciliation and truth-telling in this country. To help you navigate… more

Dance
Let loose and show off your moves at Metro Arts' Mad Dance Festival 2022
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Let loose and show off your moves at Metro Arts’ Mad Dance Festival 2022

While we may cut shapes at house parties and have the occasional boogie whilst bar hopping, most of us are in no way professional-level dancers (sorry in-denial amateurs). If you want to see some of the pros step up to the plate with their ace freestyle moves, then groove on over to Mad Dance Festival 2022. This celebration of Queensland’s street-dance scene will see some of the best local b-boys, and b-girls, poppers, lockers and hip-hop heavy-weights congregate for one big dance party. more