Fashion
Get your glam on at Pacific Fair's Beauty Weekend
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Get your glam on at Pacific Fair’s Beauty Weekend

If strobing, contouring and baking are among your daily vocab and you often find yourself in a YouTube vortex of make-up tutorials, pencil May 19–20 in your diary. Pacific Fair Shopping Centre's Beauty Weekend is back and you can trust us when we say it's going to be well worth the trip down the M1. more

Food
Hello, momo – the courtyard party bringing cheese, wine and mimosas to The City
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Hello, momo – the courtyard party bringing cheese, wine and mimosas to The City

We’re calling it right now – mimosas are making a comeback. The humble mixture of sparkling wine and fruit juice is critically underrated for so many reasons – it’s delicious, it’s fresh and you won’t get judged for ordering it at breakfast. Hot off the heels of its sold-out wine and cheese event in March, Treasury Brisbane is once again turning its courtyard into an epicurean paradise – but this time, there will be citrus. Mark Friday May 11 in your diary because Wine, Cheese & Mimosas is about to get juicy. more

Community
Take it back to Expo '88 with this public art trail full of festival throwbacks
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Take it back to Expo ’88 with this public art trail full of festival throwbacks

The year 1988 was a huge one for Brisbane for many reasons, but there is one event that positively impacted our city in ways that our people had never experienced before – we’re talking World Expo '88. The enormous festival was a catalyst for change across Brisbane’s entire cultural landscape, putting us on the world map as a place worth seeing. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of World Expo '88, Brisbane City Council has taken the existing World Expo '88 Public Art Trail and elevated it to a whole new level. more

Film
Starlit movies, matching for prizes and picnic parties – what’s happening in The City this May
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Starlit movies, matching for prizes and picnic parties – what’s happening in The City this May

Folks, the wait is finally over – after a sultry summer, Brisbane is chilling out and embracing the change of seasons. Now that we can go out during the day without melting into a puddle, it’s the perfect time to explore what The City has to offer. It’s not just dining, drinking and shopping – there are plenty of cool activities going down that you might not even know about. From live tunes to garden parties and even interactive skylines, we’ve rounded up a list of things happening in The City this May that deserve your attention. more

Dance
Here, queer and killin’ it – MELT Festival returns with a rainbow of entertainment
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Here, queer and killin’ it – MELT Festival returns with a rainbow of entertainment

Although there is still a ways to go in the fight for equality and acceptance, Brisbane boasts a festival that is all about taking these struggles, throwing some glitter on them and using them as a vehicle for moving forward. Returning to its home of the Brisbane Powerhouse from May 17–27, MELT Festival is an open invitation for one and all to celebrate Brisbane’s wonderfully diverse queer communities. more

Food
From sumptuous spreads to champagne garden parties – Mother’s Day celebrations for every mama
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From sumptuous spreads to champagne garden parties – Mother’s Day celebrations for every mama

She’s the one who has cooked you countless meals, consoled you through every horrible break-up, fixed your fringe when you tried to cut it yourself and always let you lick the wooden spoon after a cake-making session – yep, we’re talking about your mum. One day doesn’t seem like nearly enough to say thanks for all that she’s done, but it’s worth packing as much love as you can into your Mother’s Day proceedings. On Sunday May 13 (that’s Mother’s Day, in case you forgot), Treasury Brisbane will be celebrating all things matriarchal with a host of fantastic events to suit every kind of mama. From champagne garden parties to fancy high teas or even a family breakfast, it’s all taken care of. more


Community
The Pop-Up Hotel is back … and you can win a night!
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The Pop-Up Hotel is back … and you can win a night!

You may have seen The Pop-Up Hotel before – a luxurious bell tent in the middle of Brisbane Festival, on the sandy shores of Kirra at Bleach* Festival, or smack-bang in the middle of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. As its name implies, The Pop-Up Hotel can pop up anywhere at any time ... and this May it's bringing a whimsical night of luxury to Death Valley Fun Camp. more

Exhibitions
Creatures of the night – GOMA announces its final act for the Piccinini edition of Up Late
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Creatures of the night – GOMA announces its final act for the Piccinini edition of Up Late

Many people tend to come out of their shells after dark. The night has long been associated with things getting a bit freaky, with the cover of darkness allowing us to be our true selves. Under this rationale, it makes perfect sense that one of our city’s most alluring attractions is perhaps best experienced by night. Patricia Piccinini’s Curious Affection is getting the famous GOMA Up Late treatment, bringing a host of eclectic musicians and the chance to see the exhibit after hours. Coming to the Gallery from June 8 to July 6, the program packs a serious punch to match the weird and wonderful nature of Patricia’s groundbreaking exhibit. more

Community
Good morning, sunshine – how to get into riding to work
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Good morning, sunshine – how to get into riding to work

For many people, the daily commute to work is at least a bit of a drag. Whether you’re perfecting your car karaoke during a peak-hour traffic jam or doing your best impression of a sardine on the train, these aren’t exactly ideal day-starting situations. Ever watched people breeze past on bikes on their way to the office and thought it looks pretty dreamy? You would be right – no gridlock, some fresh air, a few extra dollars in the pocket and a good workout sounds like a sweet deal to us. If you’ve thought about riding to work but didn’t know where (or how) to start, we’ve teamed up with Cycling Brisbane, an initiative of Brisbane City Council, to get you prepped for the two-wheeled way to travel. more

Markets
BNE DESIGN celebrates Brisbane's makers with a bespoke open-air market
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BNE DESIGN celebrates Brisbane’s makers with a bespoke open-air market

It’s no secret that Brisbane is swimming with talented artisans – you need only visit any of the cool makers markets of a weekend to get a glimpse of what our creative communities have to offer. Our city’s makers have a serious knack for crafting beautiful, unique and sustainable products that stand up against the best in the country – and you have a chance to see them all in one place. Coming to King George Square as part of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games’ massive Festival 2018 program, BNE DESIGN is running from April 13–15 to bring bespoke Brisbane goodness to The City. more

Music
Sexy strings – world-renowned harpist Xavier de Maistre comes to QPAC
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Sexy strings – world-renowned harpist Xavier de Maistre comes to QPAC

It’s a tale as old as time – you have a crush on someone, said crush is really into a particular thing and all of a sudden you develop an intense interest in said particular thing. While most of us can relate to exaggerating an interest in comic books or test cricket to impress a budding love interest, some people take it a step further. One such character is Xavier de Maistre, who at the tender age of nine fell head over heels for his town’s local harp teacher and took to plucking to impress her. Luckily for all of us, Xavier stuck with the harp beyond his initial infatuation – and grew into one of the world’s most celebrated classical musicians. more

Music
Splendour in the Grass drops its huge first line-up announcement for 2018
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Splendour in the Grass drops its huge first line-up announcement for 2018

Folks, the wait is over – the Splendour in the Grass 2018 line-up has dropped and it’s a certified doozy! The festival returns to North Byron Parklands for its 18th rendition from July 20–22 with more than 100 acts just announced in the first release. Pinch those pennies, put in your annual leave and start making a hype playlist because this is a line-up worth travelling for. more

Community
Our top five highlights for week two of Festival 2018 Brisbane
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Our top five highlights for week two of Festival 2018 Brisbane

It's all happening – we are currently in the thick of the thrilling Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games! While the sporting action is taking place down south between April 4–15, Brisbane certainly isn't missing out – the city is buzzing with a stellar program of world-class events and live entertainment thanks to Festival 2018. For 12 huge days, the city is coming alive for an arts and culture extravaganza and best of all – it’s entirely free. Last week we rounded up some of our must-sees for the opening week, so we thought we'd help out again with some guidance. Here are our top picks for Week Two of Festival 2018 in Brisbane, from Monday April 9 to Sunday April 15. more

Music
Unknown Mortal Orchestra leads Brisbane Festival’s 2018 line-up
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra leads Brisbane Festival’s 2018 line-up

Although still several months away, the 2018 Brisbane Festival is already positioned as one of the city’s most anticipated events. If we were to hazard a guess, we’d say it was because of the festival’s recent announcement that psych R’n’B outfit Unknown Mortal Orchestra will be playing as part of the festivities. If this is the entree for the main course to come, we can’t wait to feast. more

Film
Edge-of-your-seat action – the Banff Mountain Film Festival makes a pitstop at the Powerhouse
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Edge-of-your-seat action – the Banff Mountain Film Festival makes a pitstop at the Powerhouse

Some people would look at a mountain (or a cliff, or a lake, or some other rugged topographical feature) and see it as something to be avoided. Other people look at these things and see them as enormous challenges to be conquered or playthings to explore. Though the more tame amongst us can only dream of the thrill that comes with conquering peaks and dangling off rock faces, we can experience the excitement second-hand. Whether you’re a daredevil or a keen observer, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is rolling into the Brisbane Powerhouse from April 9–14 to get your adrenaline well and truly pumping. more

Film
Creature features – catch fantastical films to complement Patricia Piccinini’s Curious Affection exhibition
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Creature features – catch fantastical films to complement Patricia Piccinini’s Curious Affection exhibition

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have noticed that Brisbane was privy to a pretty spectacular opening recently. Patricia Piccinini’s hotly anticipated Curious Affection exhibition has finally landed at GOMA, bringing the artist’s famously weird, wonderful and totally unique sculptures for us to witness up close. If you’ve been wondering what has inspired Patricia’s hybrid creatures, this might shed a little light. Coming to GOMA’s Cinémathèque from April 6 to May 30, the Curious Affection film program presents a selection of flicks that reflect Patricia’s interests and complement the content of her fascinating exhibition. more

Exhibitions
When art meets nature – Botanica turns Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens into a pop-up outdoor gallery
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When art meets nature – Botanica turns Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens into a pop-up outdoor gallery

Looking at some of Brisbane’s natural landscapes, it makes perfect sense that artists are inspired by them. The vibrant colours, unusual textures and sensory experiences of nature lend themselves to taking art off the canvas and into the wild. This is exactly what some of the best local and national artists will be doing this month with a Brisbane-first experience – Botanica. Running in conjunction with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games from April 6–15, Botanica will transform the City Botanic Gardens into a living, breathing outdoor art gallery for everyone to enjoy – all for free. more

Sport
Get a slice of the action – here are the available tickets for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games events April 10–15
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Get a slice of the action – here are the available tickets for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games events April 10–15

If you've already got your event tickets and every single day during April 4–15 planned down to the minute, then go you! For those a little less organised, then don't fret – there are still Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games tickets up for grabs at nail-biting events like swimming, athletics, hockey, boxing, squash and more. We like you guys (a lot) so we took the liberty of pulling together all of this week's Gold Coast-based events that still have tickets available from April 10–15. Go forth and get amongst it, dear readers. more