Exhibitions
An outdoor cinema, night market, mirror maze and a pleasuredome is coming to Brisbane Powerhouse
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An outdoor cinema, night market, mirror maze and a pleasuredome is coming to Brisbane Powerhouse

This year is packed to the rafters with truly exciting entertainment happenings, and now we have a couple of more to add to the mix. Brisbane Powerhouse has announced that four major outdoor activations will be staged at the New Farm precinct, with the colourful calendar lined with outdoor cinemas, night markets, mirror mazes and even a pleasuredome from this August. more

Music
See one of the greatest operas of all time, La Traviata, this July
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See one of the greatest operas of all time, La Traviata, this July

La Traviata has captivated audiences since its premiere with its sublime music by of one of the greatest opera composers of them all, Giuseppe Verdi. This July, it's Brisbane's turn for a taste of opulence, as Dane Lam leads the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and an ensemble of some of Australia’s most exciting singers. If you're going to tick off one opera from your bucket list, let it be this one. more

Food
Take advantage of your last chance to wine and dine at Eagle Street Pier
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Take advantage of your last chance to wine and dine at Eagle Street Pier

Unless you've been living under quite a large rock, you're probably well aware that Brisbane City dining and entertainment precinct Eagle Street Pier is set to close in mid-July. With mere weeks left to go until some of our favourite eateries shutter, it's now or never to feast, frolic and say farewell to The Pier in style. Here's some of the final dining deals that you can experience at Eagle Street Pier ... more

Food
A wine-and-cheese soiree is coming to this inner-city courtyard
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A wine-and-cheese soiree is coming to this inner-city courtyard

When the mercury begins to dip, our desire for an evening filled with two tried-and-true companions, wine and cheese, only grows. That's the exact combination that's being celebrated on Friday July 15 when Treasury Brisbane comes alive once again with beats, eats and tipples for its popular Wine & Cheese event. If you're eager to sip and snack under the moonlight, read on to discover more about this decadent event ... more

Current Events
Ninja courses, scooter tracks and world-class cycling facilities – some of your favourite Brisbane parks and playgrounds are getting impressive upgrades
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Ninja courses, scooter tracks and world-class cycling facilities – some of your favourite Brisbane parks and playgrounds are getting impressive upgrades

Brisbane has been put through the wringer this year, with the February floods causing widespread damage across our beautiful city. Brisbane City Council is currently undertaking Brisbane’s biggest ever clean-up operation – including fixing the likes of 45,000 potholes, removing 75,000 tonnes of flood-damaged goods and clearing 3357 streets. This rebuild and recover effort will continue over the next 12 months, with Brisbane City Council set to not just restore but improve our city's parks, playgrounds and more. Here are some of the exciting upgrades coming to a park or playground near you ... more

Community
Our top picks for your taste buds at this year's Scenic Rim Eat Local Week
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Our top picks for your taste buds at this year’s Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and cushioned by World Heritage-listed national parks is a gastronomic wonderland, bursting with freshly grown produce and artful chefs highly skilled in the craft of making damn good food. The Scenic Rim is the sparkling gem in Queensland's crown of homegrown culinary goodness. With friendly farmers aplenty, a myriad of wineries, eclectic rural communities and good, old-fashioned country charm, you can't go wrong with a trip anywhere in this region. As if we didn't need another excuse to pop in the car for a winter road trip, the Scenic Rim is enticing Gold Coast and Brisbane locals to come and taste the best the region has on offer during the 11th Eat Local Week. From June 25 to July 3, snuggle up and prepare to breathe in the fresh country air as you taste, sip, nibble and delight in a bounty of events courtesy of some of… more

Theatre
Oscar Wilde classic An Ideal Husband gets a 90s makeover at La Boite Theatre
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Oscar Wilde classic An Ideal Husband gets a 90s makeover at La Boite Theatre

Oscar Wilde’s unmistakable style is combined with a hefty dose of ’90s nostalgia for La Boite Theatre's newest production, An Ideal Husband, which kicks off this July. The scintillating show is playwright Lewis Treston’s adaptation of the iconic society drama about political corruption. Set in Canberra in 1996, this fresh adaption of Wilde’s classic comedy is a hot take on Australian politics and is a must see for any theatre lover ... more


Community
The round-up: get quizzical at Brisbane's best trivia nights
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The round-up: get quizzical at Brisbane’s best trivia nights

If you’ve ever found yourself sitting on the couch watching The Chase and thought the questions weren’t that hard, you might want to consider joining a trivia team. The high-stakes world of pub trivia is one of the most entertaining ways to spend a weeknight, with just about every night of the week boasting a trivia night somewhere. Not only is trivia sociable, entertaining and good for the brain, it is also a relatively inexpensive way to spend an evening. Simply pick a location from our comprehensive list of Brisbane's best trivia spots and then all you'll need to do is come up with a cool team name! Might we suggest Quizteama Aguilera, Risky Quizness or Trivia Newton John? more

Exhibitions
State Library of Queensland is celebrating 120 years with a huge birthday bash
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State Library of Queensland is celebrating 120 years with a huge birthday bash

Get ready to sing hip hip hooray, as it’s State Library of Queensland's 120th birthday! Before you start putting your hands together for the obligatory 120 claps, let us tell you all about the ‘extra’ ordinary birthday festivities this old gal is hosting to mark the mammoth celebration on Saturday June 18. We're talking behind-the-scenes tours of rare collections, whimsical children's exhibitions and story picnics with award-winning song writers. To help you plan your extraordinary day at State Library of Queensland, we have rounded up some of the most exciting events for the curious, the creative and the kidlets ... more

Fashion
Brisbane Fashion Festival has dropped its jam-packed event program
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Brisbane Fashion Festival has dropped its jam-packed event program

Calling all fashion aficionados – Brisbane Fashion Festival is catwalking back into our city this August. A standout on Brisbane’s annual event calendar for fashion-loving folk, this beloved event is set to spotlight the creative industry by putting on a grand showcase of local labels for eager shoppers. Consider this your official warning to start clearing out your wardrobe to make room for new gear. more

Venue
The Island Function Spaces
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Level up your EOFY shindig at one of The Island Gold Coast’s luxe function and event spaces

Ah, the end of the financial year. Like Christmas for accountants, this frantic time can bring out the best and worst in people as they push to close off accounts and hit the goals they have feverishly been working towards for the past 12 months. With many people working from home and enjoying more flexible arrangements, EOFY also offers a rare opportunity to gather your team of employees, catch up and celebrate the financial year that was. With just more than three weeks until the EOFY deadline, many bosses and PR employees are frantically searching for the perfect place to host a team get together beyond just 'drinks at the local'. Luckily for you, The Island Gold Coast in Surfers Paradise has a slew of suave function spaces that are the perfect setting for your EOFY shindig.  more

Community
Museum of Brisbane champions new cultural movement, Brissie-ism
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Museum of Brisbane champions new cultural movement, Brissie-ism

Enjoying a 'beer off the wood' at the Breakfast Creek Hotel, picnicking at the top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, watching a game at The Gabba and taking a stroll along the Brown Snake. These are all classic Brisbane activities, but what makes up the unique identity of Brisbane? It's a whole lot more diverse than brews, footy and a larrikin attitude – but that accounts for some of our collective identity, that's for sure. Inner-city cultural hub Museum of Brisbane has kicked off a way to create conversation around what defines Brisbane, especially its arts and cultural scene. Enter Brissie-ism, a 21st-century movement that was started right here in our River City. more

Brisbane Festival
Strap in for fireworks and fantastical festivities – Brisbane Festival is back with four weekends of wonder
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Strap in for fireworks and fantastical festivities – Brisbane Festival is back with four weekends of wonder

The city might be slightly more chilly than usual, but our event's calendar is well and truly warming up. Perhaps the most sizzling happening of the whole year has just been unveiled – Brisbane Festival is back! Our favourite city-wide fiesta will set our town alight from September 2–24 with a thrilling three-week program that is shaping up to be the brightest party yet. We're talking giant glowing globes, standout stage shows, a disco wonderland, awe-inspiring pyrotechnic displays and the return of everyone's favourite floating art exhibition. more

Exhibitions
Chiharu Shiota The Soul Trembles
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A spellbinding solo showcase from thread-weaving artist Chiharu Shiota is set to take over QAGOMA

When we heard that QAGOMA was set to host a sizeable showcase of revered Japanese-born, Berlin-based installation artist Chiharu Shiota's works, we started clearing our calendars almost immediately. Coming to the cultural precinct on June 18, The Soul Trembles is the largest solo exhibition of the artist’s work to date – and it's an art-filled 'gram-worthy adventure, to say the least. The exhibition will highlight Chiharu Shiota's practice across large-scale installations, sculptures, video performance, photography and drawing. In other words, this is one immersive exhibition that must be seen to be believed. more

Food
It’s a kind of magic – Maho Magic Bar is coming to Brisbane with tipples and tricks aplenty
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It’s a kind of magic – Maho Magic Bar is coming to Brisbane with tipples and tricks aplenty

No matter the age, one's child-like fascination with magic never wears off. If you like your cocktails served with a side of enchantment and neon-lit charm, then pull up a seat at the Maho Magic Bar and prepare for a night that will leave you bewitched. Straight from the streets of Tokyo (and with a stop off on the Gold Coast), the Magic Makers from Maho Magic Bar are finally coming to Brisbane for a limited time and are ready to serve up delicious drinks and mystifying magic tricks. more

Community
Sunshine Coast Weddings
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Say “I do” to the wedding of your dreams at the Maleny Wedding Festival

Have you spent your entire life daydreaming about the day you walk down the aisle? Perhaps you spend your spare time curating the perfect wedding playlist and perusing Pinterest on the hunt for bespoke and picturesque wedding inspo. If you've recently acquired a rather sparkly new ring, have been planning your big day for a while or just love all things weddings, we recommend blocking off Sunday July 31 in your calendar. The Maleny Wedding Festival is back to help inspire couples and take the stress out of wedding planning. With more than 150 vendors dotted along a trail of nine venues, this superb festival in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland will have you sipping on champers and saying cheers to a day you will remember forever.  more