Theatre
A Shakespearean tragedy gets one hot take in La Boite's sizzling production CAESAR
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A Shakespearean tragedy gets one hot take in La Boite’s sizzling production CAESAR

Shakespeare's account of the Roman general's murder by his friend Brutus, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is a meditation on friendship, duty and betrayal. The psychological drama was first performed in 1599 and has been adapted many a time – from Orson Welles' 1937 version to Broadway shows and even on the big screen with Marlon Brando. Now, a talented troupe from La Boite Theatre is taking on the iconic play and making it their own. Playing at La Boite from July 23 to August 7, CAESAR is one electrifying theatrical experience you can't miss. more

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Feisty femmes and cliffside concerts – five must-see events at BLEACH* Festival 2021
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Feisty femmes and cliffside concerts – five must-see events at BLEACH* Festival 2021

Ready your glad rags – BLEACH* Festival is back and she's ready to party! This year, the Gold Coast's pre-eminent multi-day arts and cultural event is celebrating its impressive ten-year milestone with a jam-packed program of art, live music, cabaret, theatre, dance and stories across three main hubs including Burleigh Heads, Southport and Mudgeeraba. As an extra-special treat, there will also be performances in the cultural corridors of HOTA and Dust Temple in Currumbin. This year's festival runs from August 12–22 and whilst we firmly believe the entire festival program is well and truly worthy of the spotlight (you can check that out here), we’ve cherry-picked our top five must-see events that are well worth the drive down the M1 for. more

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Beachside beats and picnics in the woods – NOOSA alive! is delivering a world-class roster of entertainment
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Beachside beats and picnics in the woods – NOOSA alive! is delivering a world-class roster of entertainment

There's no doubt that Noosa is one of Queensland's most dazzling destinations, so you really need no excuse to take a well-deserved trip there. Throw annual performing arts festival NOOSA alive! into the mix and now you have even more reason to fill your car with petrol, set the GPS and prepare to enjoy all that the scenic town has to offer. From July 15–24, this show-stopping festival will be taking over Noosa with must-see gigs, picnics in the woods, spine-tingling acts, fairy-tale-esque high teas and much, much more. Here's a small sampler of what's on offer ... more

Theatre
Scintillating one-woman show Prima Facie brings the courtroom to the stage
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Scintillating one-woman show Prima Facie brings the courtroom to the stage

With the pandemic looming over 2020 and 2021, the #MeToo Movement has taken a back seat in the press. However, sexual harassment, gender inequality and the everyday patriarchal pressures that women face in society have not disappeared. Playwright Suzie Miller is putting the spotlight back on these issues in Queensland Theatre’s powerful debut of Prima Facie from Wednesday July 14 to Saturday August 7. more

Community
Peaks to Points Festival celebrates Brisbane's natural wonders
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Peaks to Points Festival celebrates Brisbane’s natural wonders

Brisbane is brimming with natural beauty – from our river to our creek and everything green in between. If you and your brood consider yourselves curious outdoorsmen or amateur adventurers, then gear up and get ready to explore Brisbane's backyard at Peaks to Points Festival. Hiking into our city this July, the two-week celebration will spotlight the natural areas on the south side of the Brisbane River – from Flinders Peak in the west to the points of Moreton Bay – with more than 50 family-friendly events. more

Exhibitions
A snapshot of 2020 – World Press Photo Exhibition returns to Brisbane Powerhouse
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A snapshot of 2020 – World Press Photo Exhibition returns to Brisbane Powerhouse

The year 2020 was a doozy, to say the least. It's a year that we may want to forget in one sense, but also a year that will forever be etched in our collective memories. Delivering a true snapshot of those 12 tumultuous months is no easy feat, but it's exactly what the World Press Photo Exhibition will do when it returns to Brisbane Powerhouse from Saturday June 26 to Sunday July 18. more

Brisbane Festival
Baby, you're a firework – Sunsuper Riverfire is returning to Brisbane this September
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Baby, you’re a firework – Sunsuper Riverfire is returning to Brisbane this September

Last year took a lot from us, with the majority of our city's most beloved events completely wiped from the calendar. One of our favourite annual events, Sunsuper Riverfire was replaced by a month-long light-and-laser extravaganza in 2020 due to COVID restrictions, and although dazzling, we did miss our yearly dose of pyrotechnics. Fast forward a year and Riverfire is back is back with a ... bang (sorry, we had to) this September. more


Music
Brand-new music festival Brisbane Winter Sessions is turning up the heat with a bevy of killer homegrown artists
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Brand-new music festival Brisbane Winter Sessions is turning up the heat with a bevy of killer homegrown artists

UPDATE TUESDAY AUGUST 3: With the announcement of the extension of the Brisbane lockdown, all Brisbane Winter Sessions events from Thursday August 5 until at least Sunday August 8 will be postponed. Stay tuned for announcements on future dates! The Australian music industry was hit hard in 2020, with our most beloved artists, venues and festivals bearing the brunt of the pandemic. This year, we have a lot more hope and a whole lot more killer gigs on the cards! One such event that is set to make a splash this season as well as lend a helping hand to Queensland's live-music scene is Brisbane Winter Sessions, a brand-new music festival coming to some of the city's most treasured venues in August. more

Food
Giddy up and party trackside at Robina Pavilion's Gold Coast Show Race Day
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Giddy up and party trackside at Robina Pavilion’s Gold Coast Show Race Day

In case you missed the memo, the Gold Coast Show long weekend has been locked in for Friday August 27. If you’re keen to trade rides and dagwood dogs for a decadent day of bubbles, gourmet bites and live tunes by some of the Gold Coast’s finest, we have just the ticket. Robina Pavilion is heading trackside to host a VIP lawn party, so go ahead and rally your crew. more

Food
Homegrown sips will take centre stage at Treasury Brisbane's all-Australian wine and cheese soiree
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Homegrown sips will take centre stage at Treasury Brisbane’s all-Australian wine and cheese soiree

Wine is the tipple of choice when the mercury begins to dip below 20 degrees (heck, any weather calls for a glass of the good stuff), so we are pretty grateful that Australia is sprinkled with top-notch grape-juice makers. These homegrown wineries will bask in the limelight on Friday June 25 when Treasury Brisbane comes alive with beats, eats and tipples for Wine & Cheese – Australian Edition. If you're eager to sip and snack under the stars then read on to discover more about this enchanting event ... more

Exhibitions
A selfie lab from The Sugar Republic crew will be popping up in Brisbane
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A selfie lab from The Sugar Republic crew will be popping up in Brisbane

If you've ever been to one of The Sugar Republic's rainbow-hued pop-ups, then you know it's a feast for the eyes. Neon lights, copious amounts of glitter and candy-coated fixtures are just some of the mainstays at the colourful installations and The Sugar Republic's newest creation, The Selfie Lab, is set to be its most 'grammable creation yet. Described as 'selfie heaven', this pretty pop-up is worth bringing a few outfit changes for. more

Exhibitions
Walking on sunshine – MoB's newest exhibition City in the Sun shines a ray on Brisbane’s subtropical image
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Walking on sunshine – MoB’s newest exhibition City in the Sun shines a ray on Brisbane’s subtropical image

As we experience what us Queenslanders refer to as ‘Arctic conditions’, it seems like the perfect time for reminiscing on long summer days. If you're keen to warm up over illustrations of pool parties, pineapples and bikini-clad babes, then you'll be happy to hear that Museum of Brisbane's newest exhibition City in the Sun is set to take the temperature up a notch. Opening at MoB on Saturday June 19, the sizzling showcase tackles our city's subtropical image – from the inner-city beaches that border the Brisbane River to the frangipani-lined streets. more

Dance
Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021
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Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021

Unless you’re new to the coast or you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably well familiar with BLEACH* Festival. For those who aren’t, well, allow us – BLEACH* Festival is our premier arts and cultural festival that is proudly and passionately Gold Coast. In 2021, BLEACH* Festival will not only celebrate its ten-year milestone but will once again transform the city's esplanades, vacant blocks, Botanic Gardens and hinterland hideaways into backdrops for awe-inspiring, thought-provoking, and exhilarating experiences from August 12–22. Intrigued? You should be! Here's what BLEACH* Festival 2021 has in store ... more

Food
Four of Brisbane's best chefs are teaming up for a feast of meaty morsels at SK Steak & Oyster
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Four of Brisbane’s best chefs are teaming up for a feast of meaty morsels at SK Steak & Oyster

A new season brings a whole new calendar of events, and there's some particularly delicious happenings on the cards this month. One such tasty affair is Four Chefs and The Producer, where a quartet of Australia’s most celebrated chefs will come together at SK Steak & Oyster with renowned local beef producer, Stockyard, for an epicurean adventure that's set to enlighten your senses. more

See the ugly side of beauty in Queensland Theatre's hilarious new production White Pearl
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See the ugly side of beauty in Queensland Theatre’s hilarious new production White Pearl

No matter how hard they try to avoid it, companies always come face to face with difficult situations at some point. It's how they deal with these crises and save face that can spell or dispel a PR disaster. This is what is grappled with in Queensland Theatre's newest production White Pearl, which has already taken Sydney by storm. Coming to the Bille Brown Theatre from June 17 to July 10, this corporate satire will tackle some seriously contentious themes while providing you with some belly-aching laughs to boot. more

Exhibitions
European masterpieces from Rembrandt, Monet and more are coming from The Met to QAGOMA
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European masterpieces from Rembrandt, Monet and more are coming from The Met to QAGOMA

For those who haven't conquered the Big Apple (back in the good ol' days when we could cross the Pacific Ocean), The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must-tick for one's cultural bucket list. The Met is one of the world's largest and finest art museums and boasts a collection of more than two million works of art spanning 5000 years. For the first time ever, some of these beloved art pieces are making the trip to visit us in Brisbane for QAGOMA's European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York exhibition. This is the closest you'll get to gallery-hopping in Manhattan for a little while ... more

Exhibitions
The Institute of Modern Art Gala and Benefit Auction brings eye-catching art and elegant eats to The Calile Hotel
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The Institute of Modern Art Gala and Benefit Auction brings eye-catching art and elegant eats to The Calile Hotel

It's back – Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art (IMA) will add an artistic touch to The Calile Hotel’s Grand Room for the annual IMA Gala and Benefit Auction on Friday June 18. With an exciting line-up of art as well as live performances and fare from some of James Street's most esteemed eateries, this is one starry night that's not to be missed ... more