Food
Bottoms up – where to celebrate National Margarita Day in Brisbane
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Bottoms up – where to celebrate National Margarita Day in Brisbane

Ah, the humble margarita – what’s not to love? The classic Mexican concoction consisting of tequila, lime and triple sec is an absolute staple of any decent cocktail list. Considering how universally adored this beverage is, it makes perfect sense that margaritas have their own special day – February 22, to be exact. If you’re a fiend for a marg – be it frozen, shaken or straight up – we’ve found some spots around town that are celebrating National Margarita Day. Bust out your best party shirt and surrender to the sweet, sweet lure of the tequila temptress (responsibly, of course). more

Food
Blow the froth off some cold ones at Eatons Hill Hotel’s sixth annual Brisbane Beer Fest
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Blow the froth off some cold ones at Eatons Hill Hotel’s sixth annual Brisbane Beer Fest

Sun and suds – we dare you to name a more iconic duo. Eatons Hill Hotel is getting set to tap the kegs for the sixth annual Brisbane Beer Fest, opening the gates to hop heads and beer lovers of all kinds. With more brews than you can shake a pint at (130 to be exact), this year's Beer Fest is shaping up to be a great outing for anyone who enjoys a good tipple or two for their weekend wind-down. more

Venue
The perfect wedding location that's been hiding under your nose
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The perfect wedding location that’s been hiding under your nose

There are a number of key elements that make a wedding special, but one that tends to top the list (and cause a lot of stress) is the perfect location. Striking the right balance between something beautiful and convenient can be a darn tricky business – but there’s an amazing spot that you may not have considered that is hiding in plain sight. For one day only on Saturday April 6, Brisbane Powerhouse is opening its doors to show you why it’s a killer spot for your most special day. more

Dance
Curiouser and curiouser – a ballet blockbuster is headed to Brisbane
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Curiouser and curiouser – a ballet blockbuster is headed to Brisbane

When it comes to visual marvels, they don’t come much bolder or brighter than the story of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s curious and quirky cast of characters have been poaching hearts since the story was originally published way back in 1865 – and the story continues to be reinvented to this day. The Australian Ballet is bringing its award-winning, sell-out adaptation of Carroll’s masterpiece to the QPAC stage for a strictly limited run – and these are some very important dates you won’t want to be late for. more

Fashion
Giddy up and groove – Tattersall’s gives its first race day of the year some RNB flavour
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Giddy up and groove – Tattersall’s gives its first race day of the year some RNB flavour

Summer race days generally conjure up images of fillies and fancy frocks, but the gang from Tattersall’s has garnered a bit of a reputation for shaking things up – because where’s the fun in sticking to the same old formula? After a roaring successful debut last year, the famous Tattersall's RNB Race Day is back, returning to Doomben Racecourse on Saturday March 2 to prove that hip-hop and horses make for a pretty unbeatable combination. more

Community
From beer-coaster poetry to Adam Liaw – five unmissable events at BrisAsia this year
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From beer-coaster poetry to Adam Liaw – five unmissable events at BrisAsia this year

Folks, one of our city’s finest cultural events is almost upon us – BrisAsia Festival is back for another year! From Saturday February 9 to Sunday March 3, various venues across Brisbane will be playing host to roughly 100 amazing events that have been curated to showcase the depth and diversity of Asian arts and culture. The festival shines a light on both modern and traditional aspects of the continent and its people, as well as how we celebrate Brisbane’s own cultural diversity. From beer-coaster poetry to national treasures, we’ve teamed up with Brisbane City Council to round up five must-see events over the course of the festival. more

Music
Take in free tunes across ten venues for this year’s massive Mountain Goat Valley Crawl
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Take in free tunes across ten venues for this year’s massive Mountain Goat Valley Crawl

February tends to be a pretty snoozy month for a lot of us – it’s really hot, we’re mostly broke and we’re feeling particularly guilty about our abandoned New Year’s resolutions. The shining beacon in this oft-forgotten month is the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, Brisbane’s premier free music festival spreading sonic goodness across some of Fortitude Valley’s finest live music venues. Returning bigger and better than ever on Saturday February 16, the choose-your-own-adventure festival is bringing a bevy of talent to our backyard. more

Markets
Brisbane’s first fully undercover night market is bringing bites and brews to the southside
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Brisbane’s first fully undercover night market is bringing bites and brews to the southside

Brisbane’s market scene is absolutely flourishing right now and we couldn’t be happier – after all, what’s not to love about delicious fresh food, discovering new talent and supporting local businesses? If you live south of the CBD and have been craving a taste of the after-dark market scene, your wish is about to be granted. Taking up residency from 4:00–10:00 pm every Friday at the Brisbane Markets site in Rocklea, the Brisbane Night Market is set to debut as the southside’s coolest spot to kickstart your weekend. more


Fashion
Wearable culture – Finding Fashion shines a light on Australia’s future threads
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Wearable culture – Finding Fashion shines a light on Australia’s future threads

We’re not going to lie – if you haven’t yet checked out The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive at the Museum of Brisbane yet, you are missing out. This stunning exhibition takes a deep dive into the designs of one of Australia’s most influential and recognisable brands, but it’s so much more than just the visual – it’s a chance to explore the fashion landscape in the larger sense, including the impact that it has on our culture. Running in conjunction with the exhibition as a one-off special event, the Finding Fashion seminar brings together a bevy of bright minds to discuss the role of fashion in shaping the future of our country. more

Music
Gang of Youths and Courtney Barnett headline Laneway's 15th edition
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Gang of Youths and Courtney Barnett headline Laneway’s 15th edition

Lovers of live music, one of the best weekends of the year is fast approaching – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is back, baby! The beloved gathering is returning to the Brisbane Showgrounds on Saturday February 2 to deliver some of the world’s hottest and most revered acts – and you’d better believe they know how to work a crowd. more

Food
Ruggers, pluggers and snags – where to celebrate the Australia Day long weekend
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Ruggers, pluggers and snags – where to celebrate the Australia Day long weekend

We’re just going to put it right out there to diffuse the tension – whilst Australia has a lot of rad qualities, it still has a heck of a long way to go when it comes to respecting the traditional owners of the land. Here at The Weekend Edition we are firmly for changing the date of Australia Day to something that every Australian can enjoy (May 8, anyone?), bringing us together in a celebration of the mateship, unity and multiculturalism that make our country great. It’s great to see these conversations in place and hopefully in the not too distant future these changes will occur, but until then there are plenty of cool events that you can take advantage of on the Australia Day long weekend to celebrate all of the things that make Australia such a fantastic place to live – just remember to take a moment to reflect on the significance of this date for Aboriginal Australians. more

Food
Banquets, beers and bottomless Aperol – this West End hotspot is hosting some seriously dreamy summertime pop-ups
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Banquets, beers and bottomless Aperol – this West End hotspot is hosting some seriously dreamy summertime pop-ups

When it comes to Sunday afternoons, there tend to be two kinds of people – those who become inconsolable that their beloved weekend is coming to an end, and those who choose to suck the very marrow out of their last remaining hours of freedom. We know which camp we’d rather be in – so why not lean into those endless summer vibes? For the first three Sundays in February, West Village will transform into The Deck WV for a series of themed foodie events that are sure to get your mouth watering and your weekend vibes flowing. Did someone say Sunday session? more

Community
Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Brisbane
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Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Brisbane

One of the best parts of living in Australia is the huge mix of cultures that we have going on here. Many other countries have brought their customs and celebrations to our shores, giving us even more reasons to learn about and appreciate our global community. One of the most significant events on the world calendar is Lunar New Year, a time when people from Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese backgrounds celebrate the lunar calendar ticking over into a new year. Come Tuesday February 5, we will officially welcome the Year of the Pig – here are the best places around Brisbane to celebrate! more

Sport
The round-up: free and low-cost fitness ideas to keep you feeling tip-top
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The round-up: free and low-cost fitness ideas to keep you feeling tip-top

We may be practically at the end of January, but that’s no need to leave our New Year’s resolutions of getting healthy by the wayside – any time is a good time to jump on the self-improvement train! Brisbane City Council has created a whole bunch of free and low-cost fitness solutions that literally anyone can take advantage of – because your health shouldn’t have a dollar value attached. We’ve tracked down five fitness activities for every type of person – whether you like it slow and steady or sweaty and high-energy, we’ve got you. more

Theatre
Single Asian Female returns to La Boite with a new dose of humour, heart and sass
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Single Asian Female returns to La Boite with a new dose of humour, heart and sass

We have a lot to thank La Boite Theatre for, but one of its best exports of late is undoubtedly the red-hot runaway success Single Asian Female. Michelle Law’s poignant, powerful and ultimately hilarious play struck a serious cord when it made its debut two years ago, and it shows no signs of slowing down. The sell-out sensation is coming back home for a second round, bringing its trademark humour, heart and even a surprise new star. more

Music
Settle in for a journey of soulful hits with the Songs and Times of Sam Cooke
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Settle in for a journey of soulful hits with the Songs and Times of Sam Cooke

The world of music owes a heck of a lot to Sam Cooke. Dubbed the Godfather of Soul, his infectious melodies, genre-mixing sound and heavenly vocals combined to propel him to a status that few reach in a lifetime. Not only did he happen to be an amazing artist, but he was also the voice of a revolutionary movement. He broke down religious and racial barriers with his gift, all while smashing out hit after hit. If you mourn the fact that you never got to see him live, we’ve found the next best thing – coming to Brisbane Powerhouse from January 31 to February 2, Songs and Times of Sam Cooke showcases the life of a legend through music. more

Sport
New year, new you – improve your health with free (and fun) outdoor fitness classes
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New year, new you – improve your health with free (and fun) outdoor fitness classes

We know the feeling all too well – the new year rolls around and before you know it, all of those resolutions to get back on the health train have fallen by the wayside. Don’t beat yourself up! It’s a hard slog to get back into the swing of things, but we’re here to help. Before you fork out for a gym membership, why not take advantage of the Medibank Feel Good Program? If fun, free, low-pressure and outdoor classes sound like your ideal fitness situation, read on. more

Theatre
Death of a Salesman finds renewed relevance with a poignant, star-studded revival
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Death of a Salesman finds renewed relevance with a poignant, star-studded revival

To earn the title of a classic is no mean feat, but Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman has managed to retain this status since its release in 1949. The iconic story is a perfect reflection of the time in which it was written, but also manages to stand up today as a heavily relatable story – the themes have proven to remain timeless (which is pretty grim, but that’s the reality of it). A brand-new iteration of the award-winning story is set to open Queensland Theatre’s massive 2019 season – and this is one version you won’t want to miss. more

Music
So Frenchy So Chic returns to the Powerhouse with the smokin’ hot sounds of Clara Luciani
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So Frenchy So Chic returns to the Powerhouse with the smokin’ hot sounds of Clara Luciani

There are certain things about Brisbane summer that we hang out for every year – the long days, the hot nights and So Frenchy So Chic are just a few of the things that make this time of year so magical. This year’s edition of the Euro-inspired music showcase sees the inimitable Clara Luciani headed to the Brisbane Powerhouse for one dreamy performance only – so clear Sunday January 20 in your diary and prepare to swoon. more

Food
A hawker-style night market is popping up in The City to celebrate the Lunar New Year
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A hawker-style night market is popping up in The City to celebrate the Lunar New Year

If you’ve already abandoned your resolutions since January 1 ticked over, fear not – a second chance is coming your way. We’re talking the Lunar New Year! To celebrate the occasion, Brisbane will be getting a special one-off night market dedicated to the Year of the Pig – and you’d better come with a swine-like appetite. On Friday February 1, the Treasury Brisbane courtyard will come alive as a hawker-style wonderland featuring delicious food, eye-popping entertainment and good fortune to spare. more