Markets
Creative collective – support local makers and artists at QAGOMA’S new online Design Market
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Creative collective – support local makers and artists at QAGOMA’S new online Design Market

Staying at home these last couple of months has meant our wallets have taken less of a beating than usual, though that's not to say we haven't made an online purchase (or ten). To help out local artists and makers (and help us splash a little cash), Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) has kindly moved its Design Market online. Get ready to shop 'til you drop ... more

Current Events
The roadmap to easing Queensland's coronavirus restrictions – here's what they mean for you
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The roadmap to easing Queensland’s coronavirus restrictions – here’s what they mean for you

On Friday May 8, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced Queensland's roadmap to easing coronavirus restrictions. The changes will come in three stages, each four weeks apart, starting this Saturday May 16. The easing falls in line with the Federal Government's three-step plan for reopening Australia, which was also announced last Friday. We understand there is a lot of information to process between the state and federal announcements, so we've broken down what applies to us here in Queensland in a nice digestible format, answering all of the important questions like "when can I switch from quarantinis to social martinis?". For now, we'll mainly focus on what applies to us for Stage One (Saturday May 16 to Friday June 12) – we will update you when the time comes for Stage Two to avoid confusion. more

Community
Parlez-vous français? Learn the language of love with Alliance Française's online classes
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Parlez-vous français? Learn the language of love with Alliance Française’s online classes

Life in quarantine has led many of us to seek out new hobbies and learn new skills – from monkeying around with banana bread (hopefully not the burnt kind) and finding new muscles during at-home yoga classes. Alongside self-isolation baking and bootleg sweat sessions, intellectual endeavours – such as learning a new language – has also proved popular among the masses. With so many foreign tongues to choose from, one that continues to challenge new learners is the language of love aka French. Whether you're planning to visit the Eiffel Tower once travel restrictions have eased, want to add a new skill to your resume or even learn as a party trick to show off to your friends – grasping the beautiful language of France has just been made easier with Alliance Française's online classes. Perfect for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners no matter what age, these online… more

Community
Take a virtual trip through our land down under – Tourism Australia presents Live from Aus
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Take a virtual trip through our land down under – Tourism Australia presents Live from Aus

Travelling is a bit of a sore spot right now – overseas trips are currently a no-go and even interstate travel is still banned – but that won't stop us from planning our next holiday. Set to inspire some serious domestic wanderlust, Tourism Australia has curated an entire weekend – aptly named Live from Aus – of exclusive access to some of the most awe-inspiring travel experiences Australia has to offer. So tune in from Saturday May 16 to Sunday May 17 to enjoy some dead-set amazing travel content – think iconic Aussie landmarks, award-winning restaurants, cuddly koalas and workouts with Chris Hemsworth's trainers. more

Community
West Village is buzzing with online activities to celebrate World Bee Day
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West Village is buzzing with online activities to celebrate World Bee Day

Whether it's the humble European honey bee, the hard-working Australian native bee or their other high-flying friends – bees are extremely vital for the preservation of our fragile ecosystem. In recognition of the importance of bees and their role in keeping our planet healthy, our favourite little honey-makers and super-important pollinators have a national day of recognition – World Bee Day. This year's World Bee Day falls on Wednesday May 20 and to celebrate, West Village has created an online hub dedicated to all things bees, butterflies and nature. Flying onto West Village's website from May 1–31, Village Bees is a month-long celebration featuring an un-bee-lievable selection of free online activities. From live tours inside a bee hive to honey-filled recipe tutorials, bee-friendly gardening tips and kids craft activities – West Village's calendar is buzzing with plenty of… more

Food
Heads up frothy fiends – Australia's first virtual beer festival is happening
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Heads up frothy fiends – Australia’s first virtual beer festival is happening

As the legendary Bob Dylan once mused, the times they are a-changin' and change they have. If you've been missing afternoons down at your local and beer-fuelled festivities in general, you aren't alone but we have a snippet of good news to help ease some of the pain. Heads up frothy fiends, Australia's first virtual beer festival is happening on Friday June 5 so go ahead and clear your calendar. more

Dance
Bop to the pops – Britney Spears’ choreographer is hosting a dance class full of Brit's hits
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Bop to the pops – Britney Spears’ choreographer is hosting a dance class full of Brit’s hits

Look, we're not gonna beat around the bush – life in quarantine has got us doing some some strange things. Whether it's attempting to dramatically change our hairstyle à la Britney circa 2007, text our K-Fed-like exes, or the boundless attempts to replicate Britney Spears' iconic dance moves, our lives are starting to mirror our favourite gym-burning pop queen. To help us get a piece of Britney (and get a good sweat sesh in while we're at it), Brit's former choreographer is hosting a virtual pop-song-fuelled dance class. Yep, that's right – it’s time to work, bitch. more


Community
Starry, starry night – a trail of Halley’s Comet will sizzle across Brisbane’s night sky early tomorrow morning
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Starry, starry night – a trail of Halley’s Comet will sizzle across Brisbane’s night sky early tomorrow morning

While most of us are still self-isolating at home wondering what day it is and what we are going to do next, one thing is certain – this quarantine period has gifted us with an abundance of celestial treats. April dazzled us with early morning meteor showers and a (albeit anticlimactic) super moon, and now May is set to step up to the plate with another sparkly astronomical event. In the wee hours of Wednesday May 6, ancient debris from Halley’s Comet will sear across Brisbane’s night sky, in a meteor shower set to thrill Southern Hemisphere stargazers. more

Film
Escape isolation and catch a flick this Labour Day long weekend at Yatala Drive-In
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Escape isolation and catch a flick this Labour Day long weekend at Yatala Drive-In

If you've grown weary of Netflix constantly judging your viewing habits by asking if you're still watching – it's time to switch off the television, don your glad rags (or you know, clean tracksuit, same same) and pile into the car because Yatala Drive-In is reopening its doors this Labour Day long weekend (Saturday May 2 to Monday May 4) with some strict social distancing measures in place. more

Current Events
Some of Queensland's stay-at-home restrictions are being eased – here's what it means for you
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Some of Queensland’s stay-at-home restrictions are being eased – here’s what it means for you

You know that curve we've all been working so hard (by doing nothing) to flatten? Well, it's working. In response to these encouraging signs and the continually low number of new COVID-19 cases, premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced that some of Queensland's stay-at-home restrictions will be easing as of Saturday May 2. Wondering what you can and can't do this weekend? Here's a quick rundown.  more

Community
The round-up: quiz the night away with these top-notch virtual trivia sessions
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The round-up: quiz the night away with these top-notch virtual trivia sessions

With our usual go-to spots to grab a cold one and partake in a round of pub trivia now temporarily closed, our favourite watering holes have passed the baton onto virtual trivia – your new quiz-time obsession. A good way to test your brain, catch up with mates and really, a way to pass the time, virtual trivia is fast becoming a favourite quarantine activity for the self isolated folk (which is all of us). So gather up your quick-thinking crew and have a go at one of the below virtual trivia sessions. Buzzers at the ready! more

Sport
Let’s get physical – the '80s-themed workout party coming to your living room
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Let’s get physical – the ’80s-themed workout party coming to your living room

If you think about instant mood-lifters, there are a couple of things that pretty much guarantee a spike in serotonin. The cocktail of a strong theme, an outrageous costume, moving your body, some spicy encouragement and a killer soundtrack is pretty hard to beat. So, what happens when you roll all of these together? An 80s-themed fitness class where dressing up, sweating it out and laughing your ass off is actively encouraged, of course! The team from online fitness empire Virtual Playground is giving us this precious gift on Friday April 24, live-streamed for free directly to your living room. more

Community
Commemorate Anzac Day with a virtual trip to Anzac Square Memorial Galleries
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Commemorate Anzac Day with a virtual trip to Anzac Square Memorial Galleries

This Anzac Day will look very different to previous years. Typically crowded dawn services have been cancelled due to coronavirus lockdowns, morning marches have been canned too and unfortunately, our veterans won't be able to swap stories over a cold one at their local RSL. However, communities still find a way to come together during tough times and, this year, early risers will commemorate our veterans with driveway dawn services, The Last Post played in lounge rooms and virtual commemorations. Since we will be stuck at home this Anzac Day, State Library of Queensland is encouraging the community to use this newfound spare time to jump on to Anzac Square Memorial Galleries online. more

Exhibitions
Museum of Brisbane goes virtual with online exhibition Remembering the First World War
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Museum of Brisbane goes virtual with online exhibition Remembering the First World War

Although physically visiting museums is out of the question for now, getting your well-deserved dose of history, art and culture is most definitely not. Joining a bunch famed museums from around the globe, Museum of Brisbane has moved online – so you can now visit virtually! To celebrate going virtual and commemorate Anzac Day, Museum of Brisbane has launched a free specially curated online exhibition, Remembering the First World War, which allows visitors to engage with and explore war stories of Australian service men and women. The jam-packed exhibition will feature photographs, diary entries and letters from war veterans that give a detailed, educational and emotional insight into the First World War. more

Community
Stay connected (and entertained) with free online activities from virtual event marketplace Socially
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Stay connected (and entertained) with free online activities from virtual event marketplace Socially

With most of us clocking about a month of self isolation as well as working from home, you've most likely realised the ups and downs of working remotely. The positives? Living in sweats, more spare time and getting to curate the playlist everyday. Though negatives (which can sometimes eclipse the former) include missing work mates, distractions that lead to low productivity and the occasional memory lapses leading to us question "what day is it?". Enter Socially, the new virtual event marketplace with a mission to prevent the effects of social isolation and remote work through hosting positive virtual events. Helping to keep us mentally and physically healthy, as well as connected to our mates, Socially partner with local businesses to set up, run, promote and manage the engaging virtual events. From dog shows to dance classes and much more, one thing Socially guarantees is that you'll… more

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Going a bit stir-crazy? West Village is here to help with a bunch of boredom-busting online events
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Going a bit stir-crazy? West Village is here to help with a bunch of boredom-busting online events

As the coronavirus crisis rolls on, indoors activity ideas are dwindling. To help cure your case of cabin fever – and because they know you can't come to them – the team at West Village is bringing its event calendar to you. The precinct has introduced a new online cultural hub featuring free, informative and entertaining activities to be enjoyed from the comforts of home. Available to access through its website, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channel, West Village's activities will help keep your mind occupied, body limber and little ones busy. From daily children's activities to keep young creative minds stimulated, to health and wellness tutorials, gardening tips and tricks and more, here's what's coming to a screen near you via the creative folks at West Village. more

Current Events
Watch your step – the Government is launching a mobile tracking app to stop coronavirus outbreaks
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Watch your step – the Government is launching a mobile tracking app to stop coronavirus outbreaks

Yep, 1984, here we come. No, this isn't a recently discovered George Orwell novel – The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that within weeks, Australians will be asked by the Federal Government to sign up for a mobile app to help stop the spread of coronavirus. It will allow us to register if we have contracted the virus and, in turn, notify app users if they come into contact with someone who has been infected. All by tracking our movements. more