Music
Indulge in pleasure all over when art and opera collide at Sensory
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Indulge in pleasure all over when art and opera collide at Sensory

When it comes to cultural experiences, two things that tend to complement each other perfectly are art and music. Each has such a powerful impact on the way that we feel and perceive things, so it makes sense that when the two are combined, magic happens. The fine folk at Opera Queensland have cottoned on to this theory, creating a landmark event in the company’s debut creative venture of the year. Sensory is steeping into the Gallery of Modern Art on Friday April 7 for one night of all-in pleasure set to stun, surprise and tantalise perceptions from head to toe. more

Inspiration
Uncover the wacky and wonderful mysteries of the universe at the World Science Festival
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Uncover the wacky and wonderful mysteries of the universe at the World Science Festival

Whether or not you’re really interested in it, we can all agree that science is dope. There are so many facets of modern life that we owe to science that listing them would be a waste of time, so let’s just acknowledge that it’s the closest thing we have to magic and be done with it. Forget your days of sitting in a stuffy classroom trying to memorise the periodic table of elements – the World Science Festival returns to the South Bank Cultural Precinct from March 22–26 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

Inspiration
Get a taste of the future at Myriad, Australia's answer to SXSW Interactive
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Get a taste of the future at Myriad, Australia’s answer to SXSW Interactive

For the most part, living on the giant island that is Australia is a pretty sweet deal. However, sometimes it can feel like we’re missing out on the big-time technology and innovation events that our US and European pals are privy to. We’ve never really had anything to the scale of, say, South by Southwest or Slush – that is we didn’t until Myriad came along. From March 29–31 the Brisbane Powerhouse will turn into a hotbed of creative energy for the brand spankin’ new festival, bringing together some of the brightest minds in innovation to ignite our inspiration. more

Food
Immerse yourself in authentic country culture at the Felton Food Festival
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Immerse yourself in authentic country culture at the Felton Food Festival

There’s a lot to be said about an escape to the country – the air is crisp, the folk are friendly and the food is fresh as can be. A pocket of paradise that personifies these characteristics is the farming town of Felton Valley, nestled just 30 kilometres south of Toowoomba. Luckily for us city slickers, the Felton Food Festival packages together all that is great about authentic country life into one magic weekend filled with eats, entertainment and education. more

Film
Je ne sais quoi: the Alliance Française French Film Festival returns to satisfy our Euro-cravings
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Je ne sais quoi: the Alliance Française French Film Festival returns to satisfy our Euro-cravings

Everything that French people are a part of seems to be shrouded in a sense of effortless cool – their whole culture exudes it. It’s no wonder then that the Alliance Française French Film Festival continues to be a highlight on the Brisbane cultural calendar, taking pride of place as Australia’s largest film festival. From March 16 to April 9, both the Palace Barracks and Palace Centro Cinemas will be brimming with the finest selections of French cinema – with a program featuring Cannes award winners, stunning true stories and feel-good flicks about bovines, nothing is off limits. more

Fashion
Fashion powerhouses ELLE and H&M come together for a night of creative collaboration
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Fashion powerhouses ELLE and H&M come together for a night of creative collaboration

Everybody loves a good duo – whether it's Ben and Jerry, Batman and Robin or Hall and Oates, we can all agree that the real magic happens when killer forces come together for a common cause. Fashionistas of Brisbane are set to benefit from a sartorial pairing that is hard to beat – style bible ELLE Australia and fashion giant H&M have teamed up to celebrate the new season by redefining what it means to be a lady. The ELLE x H&M Ladylike Night is a one-off event happening at H&M Wintergarden on Thursday March 16 that combines a panel of the best and brightest voices in Australian fashion with a chance to get your hands on autumn’s most sought-after threads. more

Comedy
Get an insight into the Brisbane Comedy Festival with our roving reporter
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Get an insight into the Brisbane Comedy Festival with our roving reporter

Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of one of Australia’s leading comedians? Well, we have. This year we’ve enlisted the services of Cal Wilson to get us the inside scoop at this year’s Brisbane Comedy Festival. Tune in as Cal interviews Dave Hughes, Luke McGregor and Damien Power – poking and prodding them for information on their inspirations and motivations. more

Comedy
Take six with six stars of the 2017 Brisbane Comedy Festival
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Take six with six stars of the 2017 Brisbane Comedy Festival

From now until the end of March, Brisbane will be inundated with hordes of funny people. There will be laughter on every street corner, but most of it will be concentrated at the Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane City Hall. Yes, the Brisbane Comedy Festival is on again, boasting a line-up of some of the world’s most hilarious minds. If you’ve been 'umming' and 'ahhing' about buying tickets (what, you don’t like to laugh?) we decided to sit down with six of our personal favourites to hear some stories from the road, where they love to visit when in Brisbane and what shows they’d recommend seeing. We caught up with Merrick Watts, Cal Wilson, Lehmo, Tom Ballard, Susie Youssef and Steen Raskopoulos. more


Fashion
James Street drops a big announcement for marie claire Up Late 2017
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James Street drops a big announcement for marie claire Up Late 2017

It’s glitzy, it’s glamorous and it’s back again. James Street has announced that the sixth annual marie claire Up Late will be taking place on Thursday March 30 and it is gearing up to be the biggest one yet. In addition to goodie bags and shopping experiences, the fashionable event will also celebrate the highly anticipated opening of the David Jones James Street boutique store. more

Exhibitions
Making Modernism unites three art trailblazers under one roof
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Making Modernism unites three art trailblazers under one roof

Great art is both timeless and unifying – in what other industry will you find work from three different people who have never met that manages to stand individually but still seem intrinsically linked? North American artist Georgia O’Keeffe and Australians Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith lived separate lives but were united by their love of the Modernism genre, creating beautiful pieces that continue to captivate those who come across them. O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism is a groundbreaking exhibition landing at the Queensland Art Gallery on Saturday March 11, uniting these three powerful painters under one welcoming roof. more

Community
Big Gay Day returns for its 17th year to slay us with superstars
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Big Gay Day returns for its 17th year to slay us with superstars

Usually stereotypes surrounding the queer community are the absolute worst, but there is one universal law that we can acknowledge with our hands over our hearts as being true – these folks know a thing or two about throwing a party. This fact is why regardless of sexual orientation or identification, Big Gay Day has become one of the most hotly anticipated street festivals on Brisbane’s social calendar. The event returns to its spiritual home of The Wickham this Sunday March 12 to prove that Brisbane’s heart and soul is painted with every colour of the rainbow. more

Food
Froth your chops over the best beers from Brisbane and beyond at Brewsvegas
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Froth your chops over the best beers from Brisbane and beyond at Brewsvegas

We might as well get straight to the facts – the craft beer scene in Brisbane is second to none. From our local watering holes to our abundance of boutique breweries, we are never lacking for a world-class brew, and nobody knows this more than the gang from Brewsvegas. From March 10–19, this hop-heavy festival will take over more than 50 venues all across Brisbane to celebrate local beer culture with everything from dart competitions and street parties to cook-offs and art collaborations. more

Film
The Brisbane Queer Film Festival celebrates its coming of age
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The Brisbane Queer Film Festival celebrates its coming of age

When it comes to milestones, it doesn’t get much more significant than your 18th birthday. It symbolises so many things – freedom, responsibility, independence and all new kinds of fun to be had. This year, the Brisbane Queer Film Festival celebrates all of these particular elements as it prepares to come of age, marking 18 years of bringing us the best and most diverse queer films from Australia and around the world. From March 10–19, the New Farm Cinemas will be playing host to a brilliant and bold program that pushes the boundaries – just like any freshly 18-year-old should. more

Community
Max out your March: our top five from Brisbane City Council's LIVE guide
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Max out your March: our top five from Brisbane City Council’s LIVE guide

March in Brisbane is a magical time, mostly due to the fact that we can wave goodbye to crippling heatwaves and usher in the blessedly cooler weather. There’s a certain electricity in the air – everyone is full of optimism as we prepare for balmy days and nights exploring the best of what the City has to offer. From swoon-worthy singers to international festivals, we’ve picked our top five events from Brisbane City Council’s LIVE guide this month – all free of charge, of course. more

Food
Lick, bite and slurp up a treat storm at the first Brisbane Ice Cream Festival
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Lick, bite and slurp up a treat storm at the first Brisbane Ice Cream Festival

Remember the first time you heard a Mr. Whippy truck rolling down your street? The tinny sounds of 'Greensleeves' heralded the arrival of the ultimate indulgence – ice-cream. Aside from the nostalgia factor, not much can beat the feeling of wrapping your lips around a deliciously frosty treat on a warm summer’s day. Well, all of our Christmases have come at once with the announcement of the Brisbane Ice Cream Festival – on Saturday March 11, the historic Peters Ice Cream Factory at West Village will be brimming with frozen delicacies as far as the eye can see. Stock up on Lacteeze, because this is going to be huge. more

Comedy
From local legends to seasoned veterans – our top five gut-busting picks at the Brisbane Comedy Festival
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From local legends to seasoned veterans – our top five gut-busting picks at the Brisbane Comedy Festival

For most of us, making other people laugh is really hard. Heck, if you believe Hollywood legend then the effort involved can actually result in making you bedridden. That being said, it’s all the more impressive when folks can get up on stage and cause pants-wetting laughter just by saying some words. From Sunday February 26, the Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane City Hall will be buzzing with the collective wheezes of audiences taking in more than 66 professional acts over the month-long course of the Brisbane Comedy Festival. With so much quality content on offer, it can be tricky to navigate the sea of lols – to make it a teensy bit easier, we’ve rounded up five acts that you definitely should not miss. Go into these shows with an open mind and an empty bladder – you have been warned. more

Inspiration
Shrill: An Evening with Lindy West brings power back to the people
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Shrill: An Evening with Lindy West brings power back to the people

Women’s rights are a very important issue, now and always – it seems like every time us ladies make a little headway, something happens to undo the hard work. For example, the man currently leading the free world is probably one of the most publicly sexist people in the free world, so it’s an uphill battle to say the least. There is a silver lining – badass feminist warriors who refuse to sit down and shut up are out there spreading the message that women deserve to take up space. Shrill: An Evening with Lindy West is coming to the State Library of Queensland on Wednesday March 1 to help men and women alike laugh and learn from one of the most powerful voices of this generation. more

Dance
Propel pushes contemporary dance to its absolute limits
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Propel pushes contemporary dance to its absolute limits

‘Propel’ is a powerful word with equally powerful connotations – it’s all about moving forward, getting things put into motion and being driven. It comes as no surprise that the latest offering from Expressions Dance Company has taken on this name – in keeping with the company’s steadfast commitment to the future of homegrown contemporary dance, Propel is an ambitious and visionary effort that truly encapsulates its title’s meaning. Coming to the Judith Wright Centre from March 3–11, the showcase sees four emerging dancers taking their bodies to the limit and leaving it all on the stage. more

Theatre
Revel in punk-rock rebellion at Green Day’s American Idiot
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Revel in punk-rock rebellion at Green Day’s American Idiot

If you’ve ever been near a radio, chances are you’ve heard of a little band called Green Day. The trio, fronted by the incomparable Billie Joe Armstrong, is known worldwide for making some of the most recognisable punk-rock jams to come out of a 30-year strong career. Not content with just ruling the airwaves, Billie Joe thought he would try his hand at creating a musical – turns out he’s really good at that, too. American Idiot will burst onto the QPAC stage from Thursday February 23, weaving songs from the iconic Green Day album into a rock solid narrative that packs way more than a punch. more

Food
Meats, beats and brews combine for the BBQ and Beer Roadshow
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Meats, beats and brews combine for the BBQ and Beer Roadshow

Picture yourself, if you will, nestled in the lush grass on a warm summer’s day. Sitting in your lap is a plate of juicy, tender, melt-in-your-mouth meat that has been lovingly prepared by a barbecue expert. In your hand is an ice-cold craft beer, the perfect accompaniment to your feast. Is this a dream? No, dear reader – this could very much be your reality when the BBQ and Beer Roadshow rolls into the Doomben Racecourse this Saturday February 18. Wear your loosest pants and don’t forget the wet wipes. more