Exhibitions
It's a Tinseltown takeover – queen of sparkle Rachel Burke brings pizzazz to the ‘burbs
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It’s a Tinseltown takeover – queen of sparkle Rachel Burke brings pizzazz to the ‘burbs

When it comes to items that radiate pure joy, few things can trump tinsel. The humble sparkly strands are perfect for adding pop and pizzazz to pretty much anything – after all, even the most mundane things can go from drab to fab with a little bit of shine. One person who knows this all too well is Brisbane artist Rachel Burke, the multidisciplinary maverick behind i make. you wear it. From March 15–18, Rachel will be in-centre at Westfield Carindale creating bespoke works of wearable art for her Tinseltown takeover – and you’d better believe it’s going to get glittery up in there. more

Food
Keeping it street (food) – hip-hop and dumplings combine to stimulate your soul
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Keeping it street (food) – hip-hop and dumplings combine to stimulate your soul

Look, it’s common knowledge that both the Sydney and Brisbane nightlife scenes are copping a bit of a reputation as DOA – but this isn’t necessarily the case. Granted, there are some pretty silly laws in place at the moment, but our respective live music scenes are doing everything they can to keep the dream alive. One of the best ways to prove that we can still party is by throwing a party, and what better things to celebrate than music and food? On Thursday March 22, the legends at Stimulate your Soul will be taking it to the streets at Heya Bar for a night filled with two of the things closest to our hearts – dumplings and hip-hop. more

Food
Sip and sample your way through the south’s best wine and cheese
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Sip and sample your way through the south’s best wine and cheese

When it comes to top ways to spend an evening, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything more dreamy than swanning around a moonlit courtyard sipping and nibbling on some of Australia’s best wine and cheese. If this sounds like your kind of heaven, you will be thrilled with the next piece of news we are about to share. Coming to Treasury Brisbane for one night only on Friday March 24, Cheese and Wine of Southern Australia will showcase some of our country’s best bites and drops from below the border. more

Community
Festival 2018 – the free arts and culture festival hitting Brisbane for the Commonwealth Games
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Festival 2018 – the free arts and culture festival hitting Brisbane for the Commonwealth Games

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might be aware that a little old event called the Commonwealth Games is happening really soon. If you’re a Brisbane dweller, you might be feeling a sense of FOMO creeping up on account of our southern neighbours on the Gold Coast getting all of the hosting glory. Fear not, friends – Brisbane is getting in on the action with a huge roster of events running parallel to the Games! Festival 2018 is coming to Brisbane from April 4–15 to connect Brisbane to the exciting happenings of GC2018 – all without having to leave the city. more

Food
Campfires, craft, karaoke and kayaking combine when Death Valley Fun Camp returns for its third year
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Campfires, craft, karaoke and kayaking combine when Death Valley Fun Camp returns for its third year

What do you get when you take all of the best things from school camp, minus the dodgy sloppy food and awkward guitar-playing PE teacher, and add tasty food and drink, killer music, fun workshops and a giant beach ball? You get Death Valley Fun Camp, that’s what. The brainchild of The Grates’ Patience Hodgson and John Patterson is back for another year promising to be more rad than ever … and The Weekend Edition is partnering with them to make someone’s weekend extra, extra special. more

Exhibitions
Unreal reality – Patricia Piccinini's mind-bending sculptures are coming to GOMA
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Unreal reality – Patricia Piccinini’s mind-bending sculptures are coming to GOMA

There’s something rather confronting about coming face-to-face with the unfamiliar, and one person who knows how to play on this dynamic is Patricia Piccinini. The Melbourne-based artist has made a name for herself by creating visual art that truly crosses the boundaries between reality and fantasy, all while remaining rooted in a semblance of believability. Her strange hybrid sculptures that feature creatures from her imagination have drawn the admiration of people around the world, and a whole collection of them are coming to Brisbane for our viewing pleasure. Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection is coming exclusively to GOMA from March 24 to August 5, bringing the sort of art you have to see with your own eyes. more

Theatre
Take a peek into the crystal ball – La Boite’s HWY showcases the future greats of Queensland theatre
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Take a peek into the crystal ball – La Boite’s HWY showcases the future greats of Queensland theatre

While there is no way to actually predict the future (unless you believe that Paul the Octopus was an oracle and truly knew the World Cup results), there are certain events that can give us a glimpse at the shape of things to come. La Boite HWY is one such predictor, providing us with a tantalising taste of what’s in store for the landscape of Queensland theatre. This innovation festival is running at La Boite Theatre from March 12–24, inviting the industry and wider arts community to join the conversation on the outlook of Brisbane’s theatre scene. more

Inspiration
Mind blown – explore the weird, wild and wonderful aspects of life at World Science Festival Brisbane
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Mind blown – explore the weird, wild and wonderful aspects of life at World Science Festival Brisbane

‘Science’ is a word that conjures up all sorts of preconceived notions. Upon mention, your mind might immediately wander to complex graphs, white lab coats and pouring colourful liquids into beakers with lots of smoke billowing out. The truth is, science is absolutely everywhere in the world around us – and it’s really darn interesting when you start to pay attention. World Science Festival Brisbane returns to the South Bank Cultural Precinct from March 21–25 to uncover the coolest, craziest and most fascinating aspects of this discipline that is responsible for so much of what’s good about the world. more


Music
Live and loud – Gathering shines a light on Brisbane's unique Indigenous voices
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Live and loud – Gathering shines a light on Brisbane’s unique Indigenous voices

Brisbane, we know you guys love a free concert – after all, you went a little bit loopy when we let you know about The Sound Society. If you love yourself some live tunes, we have another treat that is bound to excite you. Gathering is a unique Indigenous performance program unlike anything else in the country. The free program is on every Wednesday in the Queen Street Mall from 12:00–1:00 pm, bringing three talented acts to centre stage for your entertainment during March. more

Food
Newrybar's Harvest joins forces with coveted Australian chefs for a native dinner series
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Newrybar’s Harvest joins forces with coveted Australian chefs for a native dinner series

Popular south-of-the-border dining destination Harvest in Newrybar is set to welcome some of Australia's most coveted chefs to its kitchen as part of the 2018 instalment of its Wild Harvest chefs series. The monthly event kicks off on March 14 and will see some of the biggest culinary names join forces with Harvest's head chef Alastair Waddell and forager Peter Hardwick to create an exclusive one-off menu that showcases underutilised native and wild ingredients.  more

Food
The secret rooftop party bringing bottomless rosé and Michelin-star canapes to The City
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The secret rooftop party bringing bottomless rosé and Michelin-star canapes to The City

Brisbane, it turns out that our fling with rosé has turned into a full-blown love affair. The prettiest drink of the summer has well and truly stuck around to prove itself as a sip for all seasons, and quite frankly we are here for it. Good news for lovers of the blushing beverage – there’s a brand-new variety coming out and you could be the first to try it! This isn’t any old premiere, though – the Secret Foodies have gotten their hot little hands on it and are taking the event sky high with a rooftop party on Saturday March 10. more

Film
Explore the science of your senses at this fine-dining and film experience
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Explore the science of your senses at this fine-dining and film experience

Most people can relate to the intrinsic link between smell and memory – whether it’s passing a stranger wearing the same perfume of an ex-lover or coming across a flower that used to grow in your grandmother’s garden, these unexpected moments have the power to transport us back to certain points in time. If you’ve ever been curious as to why these senses are so connected, we’ve found a delicious event to help you discover the links. As part of the World Science Festival Brisbane’s Empire of Our Senses: The Body and Mind in Science program, GOMA has curated a stunning film and dining experience based around the facts of food and memories. Keep Saturday March 24 clear in your diary for a true sensory feast! more

Food
Totally un-brie-lievable – a cheese and champagne pop-up is coming to the northside!
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Totally un-brie-lievable – a cheese and champagne pop-up is coming to the northside!

When it comes to food and drink, there are some undeniably iconic pairings that have managed to truly stand the test of time. Look, we love trying weird combinations as much as the next adventurous eater but it’s the classics that get us truly weak at the knees. For example, name a more iconic duo than champagne and cheese – go on, we’ll wait. This delicious combination is coming to Portside Wharf for a weekend of all-out decadence in the form of its annual Cheese and Champagne Pop-up. Mark March 10–11 in your diary, pack up the picnic rug and get ready for some seriously tasty bites and bubbles. more

Food
Viva Brewsvegas! Brisbane’s biggest beer festival is back with more hoppy happenings than ever before
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Viva Brewsvegas! Brisbane’s biggest beer festival is back with more hoppy happenings than ever before

It’s no secret that Brisbane’s craft beer scene is absolutely booming – we have some of the coolest, most sustainable and downright innovative breweries in the country. Every year, hop-heads eagerly anticipate the city’s largest celebration of indie beer culture – we’re talking Brewsvegas, baby! Held from March 10–18 across a huge host of Brisbane venues, the mega-festival has something for everyone (and every taste). more

Community
Second time around – here’s the rescheduled BrisAsia events you can catch this weekend
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Second time around – here’s the rescheduled BrisAsia events you can catch this weekend

When we mentioned that a Lunar New Year Rooftop Party was coming to town as part of the BrisAsia Festival, you guys got all kinds of excited. It was a huge bummer when the event was called off due to extreme weather last weekend, but we were offered almost instant relief with the announcement that the event was moved to this Saturday March 3. The Sunnybank cinema rooftop will be transformed into a bright and bold celebration of all things Asian – think delicious food and drink, live music, entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display all inspired by traditional Lunar New Year festivities. Another big BrisAsia Festival event that copped the wrath of some nasty weather was Kisaragi Sai and its accompanying kite procession as part of the Kite Wishes Project. This Saturday is our chance at a do-over, with the Roma Street Parkland playing host to the Japanese cultural festival. Two… more

Fashion
Stay past curfew – marie clarie Up Late kicks on later than ever
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Stay past curfew – marie clarie Up Late kicks on later than ever

It’s time to kick open the wardrobe and get dressed up – marie claire Up Late is set to ignite James Street once again on Thursday March 22. Brisbane’s fashion lovers are encouraged to dress up in their finest and get amongst the after-hours fiesta, which includes in-store appearances, giveaways, live music and, as always, some incredible shopping. more

Film
Summer lovin’ – the pop-up outdoor cinema set to sizzle this season
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Summer lovin’ – the pop-up outdoor cinema set to sizzle this season

Real talk – there are few things more dreamy than a pop-up outdoor cinema. Whether you’re planning a cute date, looking for something fun to do with the fam or chasing an activity to keep all of your mates happy, seeing a flick under the stars is a winner for all occasions. Brisbane is about to be gifted a brand-new player in the pop-up movie theatre game – from Thursday March 15, Sunset Cinema will be landing at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha to screen everything from cult classics to big-name blockbusters for your entertainment. more

Food
Meet the tastemakers – The Art of the Palate fuses the worlds of fine dining, drinking and art
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Meet the tastemakers – The Art of the Palate fuses the worlds of fine dining, drinking and art

As much as Brisbane is a rather laid back city, sometimes we like to get a little bit fancy. Don’t get us wrong – we love to chill as much as the next person, but every now and then an occasion comes along that’s well worth dressing up and getting your pinkie finger out for. If you truly appreciate a fine wine and are no stranger to Brisbane’s flourishing art scene, The Art of the Palate is a one-of-a-kind event that will tick all of your boxes. Coming to The Lab Restaurant and Bar on Tuesday February 27, this cultural adventure brings together world-famous wine with impeccable eats and arresting visual art. more

Music
Giddy up and get down – this race day is getting some seriously slick RnB flavour
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Giddy up and get down – this race day is getting some seriously slick RnB flavour

When you imagine a day at the races, your first thought probably isn’t getting low to some Mary J. Blige while the champions speed around the track. Wouldn’t it be fun, though? If this scenario sounds like your idea of a summer day well spent, we have some news that is bound to get you excited – the awesome combination of horses and hip-hop are about to be fused together for one magical occasion. Marking the first raceday of the club’s season, Tattersall’s RnB Race Day is landing at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday March 3 to heat up the track in more ways than one. more

Sport
Going for gold – see Australia’s swimming stars race for a spot on the Commonwealth Games team
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Going for gold – see Australia’s swimming stars race for a spot on the Commonwealth Games team

When it comes to competitive sports, there are few that us Aussies love as much as swimming. It’s not hard to see why – besides the fact that our nation is surrounded by water, the sport itself is pretty damn thrilling to watch. With the Commonwealth Games fast approaching, you might be wondering which of our homegrown legends will be repping Australia in 2018. Well, why wonder when you could watch our country’s best swimmers go head to head for a spot on the team? Coming to the OPTUS Aquatic Centre from February 28 to March 3, the Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Trials promise oodles of action, excitement and fun – both in and out of the water. more