Comedy
Hilarious, heartbreaking and homegrown – hear from local LGBTIQ+ legends at Brisbane Powerhouse's Queerstories
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Hilarious, heartbreaking and homegrown – hear from local LGBTIQ+ legends at Brisbane Powerhouse’s Queerstories

Childhood crushes, true love, loss and overcoming adversity – you never know what sort of tales you'll be treated to at LGBTIQ+ storytelling event Queerstories. If you're keen to listen to some local luminaries spin a yarn or two, then we suggest making tracks to Brisbane Powerhouse on Friday February 19. You'll laugh, be shocked, maybe even shed a tear or two. One thing we can guarantee is that you'll be moved by these inspiring stories and rousing anecdotes. more

Music
The Fortitude Music Hall and Brisbane Symphony Orchestra team up for dazzling concert series Strings Attached
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The Fortitude Music Hall and Brisbane Symphony Orchestra team up for dazzling concert series Strings Attached

If you're a regular attendee of live gigs, then you're probably well acquainted with The Fortitude Music Hall. The gargantuan live-entertainment venue is situated on Brunswick Street Mall, and since opening its doors in 2019 has seen many a talented performer take its stage. To kick off 2021 with a bang, The Fortitude Music Hall is joining forces with Brisbane Symphony Orchestra (BSO) to lift the curtains on its new concert series – Strings Attached. Not to be scoffed at, these live gigs have recruited not only the talented folk at BSO but some pretty spectacular musicians along for the ride ... more

Community
Grow your green thumb at West Village's gardener workshop
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Grow your green thumb at West Village’s gardener workshop

If one of your New Year's resolutions was to cultivate a green thumb and tend to your garden with some extra attention, then we know of a workshop that you should add to your calendar. On Saturday February 27, West Village is digging up a wealth of plant knowledge to deliver a class that will leave you with some Costa-level gardening skills. more

Community
Wisdom, wonder and wild experiments – World Science Festival Brisbane reveals its jam-packed 2021 program
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Wisdom, wonder and wild experiments – World Science Festival Brisbane reveals its jam-packed 2021 program

After spending a lot more time indoors last year tackling some science experiments of our own (banana-bread making counts, right?), you could say we are more than ready to let the professionals teach us a thing or two. Put aside the bunsen burners but not your childlike curiosity, folks, as World Science Festival Brisbane returns to Queensland Museum from March 24–28 for five days of pure wonder. Through thought-provoking conversations with iconic scientists, huge inner-city spectacles and engaging demonstrations, you'll discover how the world works in ways you never knew. more

Food
Date night done right – Portside Wharf has got your Valentine's Day sorted
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Date night done right – Portside Wharf has got your Valentine’s Day sorted

Well, well, well. We are once again thrown into the deep end of the most romantic occasion of the year. Valentine's Day (which lands on Sunday February 14, for the unacquainted) is coming up fast with florists making huge orders, restaurants booking out and chocolate boxes flying off the shelves. If you're yet to make plans for you and your special someone, we know a riverside locale that is full of romantic activities – Portside Wharf. Whether you want to treat your lover to a flavoursome feast, charm them over cocktails or have a good old-fashioned dinner-and-movie date, Portside Wharf is here to help you win some brownie points. more

Exhibitions
Punk rock, racing action and two-wheeled exhilaration – The Motorcycle Up Late rides into GOMA
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Punk rock, racing action and two-wheeled exhilaration – The Motorcycle Up Late rides into GOMA

Calling all two-wheeled transport lovers! If you're yet to visit GOMA's The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire exhibition, don't fret – The Motorcycle Up Late is speeding into GOMA from Friday March 19 to Saturday March 20 and promises to deliver its trademark mix of twilight tunes and starry exhibition experiences. Think top-notch Aussie music acts, DJs, bars, access to the blockbuster motorcycle exhibition after dark and some uber-cool pop-up activations. Strap in, this is going to be one wild weekend. more

Exhibitions
New year, new talent – Metro Arts has unveiled its absolutely chockers 2021 program
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New year, new talent – Metro Arts has unveiled its absolutely chockers 2021 program

Opening its new location in West Village in mid 2020, Metro Arts has maintained its stellar reputation of providing some of the best and boldest in arts and entertainment, from cabaret and contemporary dance to poetry and dazzling visual arts. This year, the colourful arts precinct is pulling out all of the stops to continue to deliver some top-tier events to Brisbane art lovers. Here's a taste of what's on Metro Arts' calendar from January through to June ... more

Food
The Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival returns with sizzling street-food and creative cocktails
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The Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival returns with sizzling street-food and creative cocktails

We've been known to travel far and wide for a great feed, whether it be roadtrips to restaurants afar or country-hopping in search of culinary delights (back in the good ol' days, that is). One destination worth trekking to for mouth-watering bites and fresh local produce is Maleny, a quaint town located in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Provision pilgrims in need of an excuse to clock up some kilometres are in luck as The Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival is returning to the postcard-perfect hinterland town on Sunday February 28. We think it's high-time to let the waistband loose. more


Exhibitions
One year on – Institute of Modern Art's new On Fire exhibition commemorates the Black Summer bushfires
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One year on – Institute of Modern Art’s new On Fire exhibition commemorates the Black Summer bushfires

It feels almost unreal that only one year has passed since the devastating Black Summer bushfires that ravaged our country in late 2019 and early 2020. To commemorate the anniversary of the destructive events of last summer, Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art has unveiled On Fire: Climate and Crisis, a brand-new exhibition that will be taking over the arts centre from Saturday January 30 to Tuesday March 30. more

Food
DIY dumplings and Chinatown delights – fill your gob with glorious eats at BrisAsia Food Festival
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DIY dumplings and Chinatown delights – fill your gob with glorious eats at BrisAsia Food Festival

If your tastebuds have been tingling and you're getting hungrier by the second, we think we can explain why – BrisAsia Food Festival is just around the corner! Returning to our city from February 20–21, this weekend of culinary delights and demonstrations will take over some of Brisbane's most beloved restaurants. If you want a taste of what's to come, read on ... more

Music
Homegrown acts and internationally acclaimed artists have joined forces for BrisAsia's Rare Voices concert
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Homegrown acts and internationally acclaimed artists have joined forces for BrisAsia’s Rare Voices concert

BrisAsia Festival, the annual cultural event that celebrates Asian and intercultural arts, cuisine, culture and philosophy, is once again taking over Brisbane this February. To celebrate the diverse voices and multiculturalism that make our city great, a bounty of gifted local vocalists and instrumentalists are coming together for one massive concert at SunPAC on Saturday February 20 – and to top it off, it's completely free! Here's what you can expect at Rare Voices ... more

Food
Italian eatery Salt Meats Cheese is bringing back its one-night-only vegan feast
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Italian eatery Salt Meats Cheese is bringing back its one-night-only vegan feast

While the name Salt Meats Cheese doesn't exactly scream 'vegan friendly', the team behind the popular stable of Italian restaurants (which boasts locations across Brisbane and on the Gold Coast) is actually well known for its expansive plant-based food offering. This February, SMC's popular all-vegan feasting event – aptly named Soul Meets Cheers – is returning to bring you the ultimate plant-based Italian banquet, for one night only. more

Community
These glow-in-the-dark SUP tours are your next nighttime adventure
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These glow-in-the-dark SUP tours are your next nighttime adventure

The Gold Coast's picture-perfect beaches, scenic waterways and sandy stretches offer a wide variety of water-based activities. There's surfing, kayaking, swimming and for the folks that just like to relax, cat-napping in the sun. If you're searching for something a little bit different to get up to during your free time, we have found one recreational enterprise that will blow your socks off (quite literally, because you won't need them) – glow-in-the-dark SUP tours. more

Exhibitions
Relive one of the greatest eras of music at the nostalgia-inducing exhibition Cut Copy
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Relive one of the greatest eras of music at the nostalgia-inducing exhibition Cut Copy

From cultivating a punk scene that welcomed The Go-Betweens and The Leftovers to birthing these blokes and fostering a whole new generation of musically gifted talent, it's more than fair to say that Brisbane has had a major impact on Australia's music industry. A pivotal moment for our city's music scene happened between the 70s and 80s, where in suburban halls, corner pubs and bustling clubs, local bands and little-known artists thrived. State Library of Queensland's newest exhibition, Cut Copy, offers a snapshot of this transformative decade dipped in subculture, when artists took a DIY approach to not only music-making, but also music promotion. more

Lap it up – Noosa Summer Swim returns with a jam-packed program to plunge into
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Lap it up – Noosa Summer Swim returns with a jam-packed program to plunge into

Don your togs and get ready to slip, slop, slap and go for gold – Noosa Summer Swim is returning to the ocean on Sunday February 21 for its eighth year. Welcoming water babies, fun-seeking freestylers and competitors with their eyes on the prize, the family-friendly festival takes over Noosa's Main Beach with distances for every ability – all you have to do is jump in! more

Community
Get moving and groovin' with free fitness classes at West Village's Wellness Week
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Get moving and groovin’ with free fitness classes at West Village’s Wellness Week

"New year, new me" is a mantra we usually tell ourselves to help us hop on the health bandwagon come January 1. The beginning of the year is typically filled with plenty of exercise classes, green juices and trying to avoid anything that contains too much sugar. Though, usually by mid-January, our will power starts to slip (and so do our hands into a bag of chips). To help you keep the momentum going, West Village has partnered with Goodlife Health Clubs Australia for a Wellness Week filled with fun workouts and nutritional workshops – from bootcamp and yoga to informational sessions and beyond. The bonus? It's all free! more

Food
Get ready for the new year – five unmissable events for 2021
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Get ready for the new year – five unmissable events for 2021

We won’t go on about 2020, except to say that we are expecting this year to be an absolute cracker (even if only by comparison). Luckily for us, there’s a next-level line-up of events hitting our shores in 2021, including both rescheduled shows and brand-new creations from some of the nation’s best event producers. Live events look like they're back and better than ever! more

Exhibitions
Turn your scorn into art at QT’s curious new interactive museum Heartbreak Hotel
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Turn your scorn into art at QT’s curious new interactive museum Heartbreak Hotel

Everyone deals with break-ups differently – some of us mainline ice-cream, some of us watch The Notebook on repeat, some of us cyber-stalk our exes with a precision that would make ASIO proud and some of us set fire to every earthly possession that our lover has left behind. There are no hard and fast rules for mourning the end of a relationship, but there is a certain catharsis that comes from ridding yourself of everything that reminds you of your past paramour. Turning the concept of “filling a garbage bag with your ex’s stuff and literally dumping it on the street” into art is QT Hotel – because the reverse-cupids there have cooked up a concept designed to help you heal (but make it cute). Introducing Heartbreak Hotel, a pop-up exhibition where you can submit your relationship relics in the name of documenting love lost. more

Food
World-renowned chef, author and much-loved foodie Yotam Ottolenghi is coming to Queensland
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World-renowned chef, author and much-loved foodie Yotam Ottolenghi is coming to Queensland

While we may have been starved of events this year, 2021 is set to simulate our senses with a calendar jam-packed with tempting offerings. In event news that is sure to get tongues wagging, worldwide culinary sensation Yotam Ottolenghi has announced he will be touring Australia next year. With Yotam promising to spill some coveted cooking tips and industry stories, you can bank on this being one spicy session. more

Exhibitions
Get to know contemporary Queensland artist Madeleine Kelly at QAGOMA's Open Studio
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Get to know contemporary Queensland artist Madeleine Kelly at QAGOMA’s Open Studio

Every four months, QAGOMA invites a new artist to share their studio practice and provide insights into how they work as part of its riveting Open Studio program. It's like speed dating, but instead of meeting potential romantic partners, you're being introduced to a new (and extremely talented) artist. From now until January 31 2021, gallery-goers can get to know Queensland artist Madeleine Kelly by getting a behind-the-scenes look into her artistic processes. more