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

Comedy
Laneways, laughs and local gems – spend a long weekend in Caloundra for the hilarious That's Not My Dog! festival
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Laneways, laughs and local gems – spend a long weekend in Caloundra for the hilarious That’s Not My Dog! festival

With June upon us and the middle of the year nigh, many of us will be craving a little escape. While an extended holiday may not be possible until Christmas, a long weekend here and there is definitely on the cards. That's Not My Dog! comedy festival is serving you with the perfect excuse to apply for some leave – or chuck a sneaky sickie – and head up north to enjoy three days of laughs, good food and plenty of sunshine in Caloundra. While we're sure you don't need any convincing, we've gone to the trouble of curating the perfect long weekend itinerary so that you can soak up the sun, sample the local brews and bites, take in the scenery and enjoy some classic Aussie comedy. more

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Buskers by the lake
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Buskers by the Lake is bringing three days of adrenaline, creativity and sword swallowing to Lake Kawana

Creativity and personal expression come in many forms. Some of us sing, some dance, some may participate in adrenaline sports and others, well, they play with fire and swallow swords. The Australian and international busking community is rich with incredibly talented individuals that thrive on doing what they love in the hopes that it will entertain others. Buskers by the Lake is a Sunshine Coast festival that gives renowned and up-and-coming buskers the chance to show off their skills as part of a wider project, entertaining audiences over three days in one giant, lakeside extravaganza. The festival theme is 'Fantasyland', so get ready to soak up the sunshine and experience a whole new world of mystique, magic and marvel.  more

Food
A bittersweet farewell – champagne, fireworks and dynamite entertainment awaits at Eagle Street Pier's last hurrah
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A bittersweet farewell – champagne, fireworks and dynamite entertainment awaits at Eagle Street Pier’s last hurrah

We're sure you've heard by now that Brisbane's premier riverfront dining complex, Eagle Street Pier, will soon close to make way for the construction of the $2.1-billion Waterfront Brisbane development. In true Eagle Street Pier style, the precinct is set to go out with a bang – and a pop of the champagne bottle. Before you don your best cocktail attire, read on for the low-down on the farewell festivities ... more

Food
Spend your Sunday sipping Chandon at this lavish long lunch in Currumbin Valley
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Spend your Sunday sipping Chandon at this lavish long lunch in Currumbin Valley

A spectacular manor set amongst a lush valley, copious amounts of champagne and a taste bud-tantalising long lunch curated by a renowned chef. If you were to ask us to conjure up our idea of a perfect feast, we think that the aforementioned scene would be pretty darn close. Well dreams do come true, folks, as the Chandon Garden Spritz Long Lunch at The Valley Estate has all of this and more. more

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Harbour Town
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Shop, drop and roll – we have the first peek at Harbour Town’s Get Outlet deals

There are a few key shopping outings pencilled into our calendars. While Boxing Day, Black Friday and the end of financial year sales are nationwide events, Brisbane and the Gold Coast are treated to an extra few days of cash-splashing mayhem. From June 3–5 Harbour Town Premium Outlets is offering shoppers three days of massive savings at the Get Outlet Sale. To help with your pre-shopping plan of attack, Harbour Town has given us the inside scoop on some of the best offers you can expect to see during this monster sales event.  more


Music
Kickstart your summer with Calvin Harris and Megan Thee Stallion at Festival X
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Kickstart your summer with Calvin Harris and Megan Thee Stallion at Festival X

While our winters in Australia may be milder than most, many of us still spend the cooler months patiently counting down to the glorious warmth of long summer days. Not only does summer bring picture-perfect escapes at the beach and a constant excuse to cool down with ice-cream or sneaky beverage, but it also welcomes a jam-packed festival schedule. The summer of 2022 is set to take festivals to another level, as international acts are finally ready to travel back to our shores and share their music with Aussie fans. Festival X is no exception to this rule, as organisers bring an epic line-up of electronic and hip hop artists to the Gold Coast as part of the five-show national tour. more

Exhibitions
Painting, sipping and clay play – delve deeper into the Indigenous Art Program with this series of free events
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Painting, sipping and clay play – delve deeper into the Indigenous Art Program with this series of free events

With upwards of 60,000 years of history on the land we call Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people carry a rich and storied cultural heritage that has been passed down for generations through art and storytelling. Celebrating First Nations artists and their depth of culture, the Indigenous Art Program brings these stories of truth, strength and determination into our streets and laneways, showcasing works in Brisbane’s sprawling Outdoor Gallery. From May 7 to August 7, you can discover the OUTstanding exhibition, which showcases new and existing artworks from 12 emerging and early career artists. Through large-scale banners, light boxes, projections, walking tours, workshops and more, the 2022 program acknowledges our unsung Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heroes and speaks to unresolved issues, conciliation and truth-telling in this country. To help you navigate… more

Dance
Let loose and show off your moves at Metro Arts' Mad Dance Festival 2022
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Let loose and show off your moves at Metro Arts’ Mad Dance Festival 2022

While we may cut shapes at house parties and have the occasional boogie whilst bar hopping, most of us are in no way professional-level dancers (sorry in-denial amateurs). If you want to see some of the pros step up to the plate with their ace freestyle moves, then groove on over to Mad Dance Festival 2022. This celebration of Queensland’s street-dance scene will see some of the best local b-boys, and b-girls, poppers, lockers and hip-hop heavy-weights congregate for one big dance party. more

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Ben Lee, tastebud-tantalising bites and Bluey – the ultimate guide to Teneriffe Festival
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Ben Lee, tastebud-tantalising bites and Bluey – the ultimate guide to Teneriffe Festival

The momentous occasion is near – Teneriffe Festival will be descending upon Vernon Terrace in just two short weeks! Bringing with it a bevy of brews, bites, beats and feel-good vibes, the street-wide fiesta is set to be one fun-filled day out. So you know what to do this Saturday May 28, we have curated the ultimate Teneriffe Festival guide. Here are our must-do picks ... more

Food
A huge vegan market is coming to Portside Wharf
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A huge vegan market is coming to Portside Wharf

Cupcakes, cookies, burgers, loaded fries, pizza, fudge – these are some of the mouth-watering plant-based bites you can devour at the QLD Vegan Markets. Coming to Portside Wharf for the first time ever this June, these jam-packed markets promise a day full of flavourful vegan fare, locally made treasures and top-notch vibes. more

Music
Rising music star Jess Hitchcock set to dazzle in Songs that Made Me concert
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Rising music star Jess Hitchcock set to dazzle in Songs that Made Me concert

First Nations performer, composer and singer-songwriter extraordinaire Jess Hitchcock is one to watch in the Australian music scene. Her stunning voice has seen her take the stage with homegrown music legends Paul Kelly and Kate Miller-Heidke. Later this month, Jess is performing a collection of songs that celebrate her storied career so far in Songs that Made Me, another must-see concert in Opera Queensland's bewitching 2022 season. more

Community
A swarm of illuminated bees is coming to West Village
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A swarm of illuminated bees is coming to West Village

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 Friday May 20 and to celebrate, West Village is welcoming a bee-centric installation into its midst from acclaimed Australian visual-design masterminds Dead Puppet Society. On top of this, the precinct is hosting an un-bee-lievable selection of free activities throughout May. Here’s all of the buzz-worthy news … more

Exhibitions
Glow-in-the-dark gardens, flavourful food-truck fare and DJs at dusk – all of the must-do events happening at Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside
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Glow-in-the-dark gardens, flavourful food-truck fare and DJs at dusk – all of the must-do events happening at Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside

This month, Brisbane will be soaked in a rainbow of colour thanks to Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside, which is coming to the City Botanic Gardens from May 20–29, 5:00–10:00 pm. As the sun sets over the city skyline, this open-air exhibition will light up the park with a plethora of colourful projections and immersive installations. Upping the ante will be a range of twilight tours, after-dark entertainment including live beats and food trucks, and a kid-friendly art trail. Here's our pick of Botanica's must-do happenings ... more

Food
Noods by night – Brisbane Night Noodle Markets presented by Citi set to return this June
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Noods by night – Brisbane Night Noodle Markets presented by Citi set to return this June

It's been a few years between serves of bao, chargrilled chicken skewers, flying noodles and twisted potatoes, but after a pandemic-induced hiatus it seems like the Night Noodle Markets is finally making its return to Brisbane. For 12 nights from Wednesday June 15 until Sunday June 26, the City Botanic Gardens will be filled with the seductive smells of street food from some of the country's most beloved vendors. more

Food
Celebrate producers, growers and flavour-makers at this year's Scenic Rim Eat Local Week
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Celebrate producers, growers and flavour-makers at this year’s Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

A self-guided tour of the Scenic Rim is one of our favourite ways to spend a spare weekend, but a visit becomes essential when Scenic Rim Eat Local Week rolls around. There's simply no better time to cruise inland and take in the natural splendour of the region, as that's when the growers, artisans and culinary wizards put on a show for the entire state to enjoy. This year's program boasts everything, from bush tucker cooking workshops, cocktails with camels and long lunches to paddock feasts, beer- and banter-filled brunches, and wintertime harvest festivals. The 11th annual Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is running from Saturday June 25 to Sunday July 3 – here's what's on the cards ... more

Theatre
To be or not to be – Queensland Theatre's Bernhardt/Hamlet mixes Shakespeare with the satirical
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To be or not to be – Queensland Theatre’s Bernhardt/Hamlet mixes Shakespeare with the satirical

When it comes to the entertainment scene, Brisbane is making up for lost time. While the last couple of years have seen empty theatres and sad-looking stages, 2022 seems to be bursting at the seams with must-see theatre, glorious gigs and unmissable events. One show that's worth pencilling in your calendar is Bernhardt/Hamlet, a play coming to Queensland Theatre this autumn from May 28 to June 18. Imaginative, hilarious and hard hitting, this play is for both Shakespeare fans and those who are keen to enjoy a dose of immersive theatre. more