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QLD Garden Expo
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Green thumbs up for this plant-filled weekend on the Sunshine Coast

If you've spent the last two years fostering a healthy obsession with plants and all things gardening, then boy, do we have some news for you. From July 8–10, the Sunshine Coast is playing host to the who's-who of Aussie gardening at the Queensland Garden Expo! To help you get your green thumb ready for three plant-packed days of soil-enriched gardening goodness, we've curated a jam-packed itinerary that will tantalise your taste buds and give you a much-needed breath of fresh air as you escape the city and let Mother Nature give you some love. more

Theatre
Part show, part bar, 100-percent magic – Maho Magic Bar is here to surprise and delight your senses
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Part show, part bar, 100-percent magic – Maho Magic Bar is here to surprise and delight your senses

Pick a card, any card. Remember the number, now put it back in the deck ... while we have no idea what card you pulled out, we can point you in the direction of some fine magicians that will wow you with plenty of close-up magic tricks and leave you rubbing your eyes in wonder. If you like your cocktails served with a side of magic and neon-lit charm, then pull up a seat at the Maho Magic Bar and prepare for a night that will surprise and delight your senses. Straight from the streets of Tokyo, the Magic Makers from Maho Magic Bar are hitting the Gold Coast for a limited time and are ready to serve up delicious drinks and mystifying magic tricks. more

All good things come to an end – La Boite's newest production The Last Five Years explores love lost
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All good things come to an end – La Boite’s newest production The Last Five Years explores love lost

We all love a good romance story. There's usually an adorable meet-cute, followed by the joys of falling in love and eventually, making commitments and long-term plans together. However, when life gets in the way and people fall out of love, the story gets a bit more complicated. That's exactly the premise that is being explored in La Boite Theatre's newest production, The Last Five Years, which will be taking the stage this May. A heartstring-grabbing tale that is sure to hit home, it delves into a five-year relationship from two different perspectives. more

Music
Experience breathtaking serenades under the stars at Opera Queensland's Festival of Outback Opera
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Experience breathtaking serenades under the stars at Opera Queensland’s Festival of Outback Opera

Did someone say, "roadtrip"? Pack up the car as we're headed to the outback for Opera Queensland's Festival of Outback Opera, which is back bigger and better than ever this month. Set to hit the regional towns of Winton, Longreach, Barcaldine, Blackall, Tambo and Windorah from May 18–27, the impressive festival celebrates the wonder of opera with a program of awe-inspiring outdoor concerts and pop-up performances in historical settings. more

Spicy sauces, booze-free beer and wild-boar salami – all of the must-try producers at this year's Regional Flavours
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Spicy sauces, booze-free beer and wild-boar salami – all of the must-try producers at this year’s Regional Flavours

We're counting down the days until the return of one of our favourite annual free food-and-wine festivals, Regional Flavours, which is coming back to South Bank Parklands from May 13–15. This year the multi-day festival is using ‘ultimate grazing table’ as its theme, and The Marketplace on Little Stanley Street will be the perfect place to curate your own, with stalls selling local produce, artisanal pantry stuffers, cheeses, craft spirits, chocolates and morsels from regional restaurants. To get your appetites going (as if they aren't already), we've rounded up some of the festival's must-try producers, from tasty non-alcoholic beer to belly-warming bone broth. more


Music
Rockwiz-inspired music variety show SUPERGROUP is coming to Brisbane
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Rockwiz-inspired music variety show SUPERGROUP is coming to Brisbane

If you're anything like us, you've probably spent many an evening working on your couch groove while tuning into music-fuelled shows like Spicks and Specks and Rockwiz. Watching iconic Aussie musos hang out on your tele is a barrel of fun, so that's why we got pretty pumped up when we heard that a new type of live show – one starring some of the country’s biggest names in music – is set to kick off around Australia this July! Say hello to Georgia Mooney’s SUPERGROUP, an event so eclectic and star-studded, you'll be remiss not to think you're watching some of your favourite music-centric TV shows come to life. more

Inspiration
Grab last-minute tickets to these not-to-be-missed Brisbane Writers Festival events
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Grab last-minute tickets to these not-to-be-missed Brisbane Writers Festival events

May is just a flip of the calendar month away and it's bringing with it a bunch of exciting events. One such standout happening (or rather, bunch of happenings) is the upcoming Brisbane Writers Festival. Brimming with brain-tingling events that shine a spotlight on both Australian and international literary legends, this festival is weaving its way into town from May 3–8. Before tickets sell out, here are some not-to-be-missed affairs that celebrate the written word ... more

Film
GOMA's heist cinema program is bringing the bad guys to Brisbane's big screen
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GOMA’s heist cinema program is bringing the bad guys to Brisbane’s big screen

Jailbirds, master manipulators and safe-cracking sinners – these are are the usual suspects you'll find filling the screen in a heist movie. We don't usually root for the bad guy, but when we find ourselves engrossed in a film where a line-up of less-than-trustworthy career criminals are matched with complex schemes and an all-encompassing shared mission – otherwise known as 'the job' – we can't help championing these rag-tag teams of thieves. If you're keen to catch a bad guy (on the big screen, at least) then GOMA's upcoming heist cinema program will steal your heart – but hopefully not your prized possessions. more

Exhibitions
Dazzling art installations will come alive after dark in the park for Botanica – Contemporary Art Outside
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Dazzling art installations will come alive after dark in the park for Botanica – Contemporary Art Outside

We've been truly blessed when it comes to exciting pop-ups on this year's calendar but a strong contender for the most dazzling event of the year is about to enter our stratosphere – and it's bringing with it some truly spellbinding showcases. Arriving at the City Botanic Gardens this May is Botanica – Contemporary Art Outside, a huge display of illuminating site specific artworks that will light up the park after dark with picture-perfect projections and immersive installations from May 20–29. more

Exhibitions
Opulent opals and perfect pearls – discover jewellery designer Margot McKinney's World of Wonder at Museum of Brisbane
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Opulent opals and perfect pearls – discover jewellery designer Margot McKinney’s World of Wonder at Museum of Brisbane

With a lifetime dedicated to luxury, Australian creative icon Margot McKinney is one of the world’s most renowned jewellery designers. Timeless, one-of-a-kind and absolutely breathtaking, Margot’s unique designs are a celebration of the world’s rarest gems. Soon you'll be able to see some of these incredibles pieces displayed in one place thanks to Museum of Brisbane's newest exhibition, World of Wonder: Margot McKinney. more

Music
Calling all musicophiles – pick up vinyl treasures at this year's Record Store Day
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Calling all musicophiles – pick up vinyl treasures at this year’s Record Store Day

When it comes to listening to our favourite tunes, nothing beats the crackle of a good record (sorry Spotify, sometimes you simply just don't cut it). On Saturday April 23, die-hard vinyl fans will celebrate Record Store Day – a whole day dedicated to the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned entities play in their communities. Brisbane’s favourite vinyl slingers are getting in on the action with a celebration taking over Brunswick Street Mall – here are all of the need-to-know deets ... more

Inspiration
From backpacking alpacas to wilderness navigation festivals – here are our top five picks for Escape in the Scenic Rim
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From backpacking alpacas to wilderness navigation festivals – here are our top five picks for Escape in the Scenic Rim

If you love the great outdoors and jump at the thought of an adventure, then your next wild journey awaits with ESCAPE in the Scenic Rim. This month-long festival is kicking off on April 29 and packs quite the adventurous punch with more than 100 nature and adventure-based experiences just waiting for you to enjoy. We've combed through their program and picked our top five happenings that will give you a good ol' dose of adrenaline and provide some high-quality snaps for the 'gram. We recommend nabbing your tickets to these events quick smart, as they are bound to sell out faster than you can say World-Heritage Listed Rainforest.  more

Food
Become a culinary wizard in no time with help from Regional Flavours' mouth-watering masterclasses
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Become a culinary wizard in no time with help from Regional Flavours’ mouth-watering masterclasses

We hope you're hungry, fellow gourmands! Everyone’s favourite food-and-drink festival Regional Flavours is returning to South Bank Parklands from May 13–15, with an excellent array of Australia’s most celebrated chefs and local producers. Plus, this year's tantalising event is jam-packed with culinary masterclasses that are just waiting to be dived in to. From French-cheese tastings to gin-filled workshops, here's a sneak peek of what's to come this May ... more

Food
Dine BNE City
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Fine dining delights, midday munches and wine-filled wonder – Dine BNE City is back with an impressive line-up of The City’s best bars and restaurants

Despite the tumultuous nature of the past two years, Brisbane's dining scene has continued to leap from strength to strength. Our glorious city is saturated with curious epicurean delights, boasting a truly delightful palette of bars, restaurants and cafes that can, quite frankly, rival our southern counterparts (we're coming for you, Melbourne). What better way to celebrate our cracking culinary offerings than with a month-long festival dedicated to highlighting the delectable offerings of our foodie scene? After incredible success last year, we are thrilled to announce that Dine BNE City is back with more than 100 exclusive offers and dining experiences scattered across the heart of our humble river city. This May 1–29, leave your leftovers at home, forget about the groceries and dive into delicious splendour as you indulge in the very best Brisbane City has on offer. more

Food
South Bank’s signature food and drink festival, Regional Flavours, is back with a fresh and flavoursome offering
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South Bank’s signature food and drink festival, Regional Flavours, is back with a fresh and flavoursome offering

Attention all gourmands, bon vivants, connoisseurs and foodies! Everyone's favourite free food-and-wine festival Regional Flavours is returning to South Bank Parklands for 2022. The taste bud-tantalising weekend-long event will serve up some of Australia’s most celebrated chefs and local producers from May 13–15 – plus an incredible roster of entertainment. Bring your appetite because you'll need it for this delicious event, which just so happens to be free to attend! more

Community
Explore your own backyard with ESCAPE in the Scenic Rim's program of nature-based adventures
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Explore your own backyard with ESCAPE in the Scenic Rim’s program of nature-based adventures

Most of us have spent time in the Scenic Rim, but how many of us can say we've truly gone off the beaten track and enjoyed the region's true, natural splendour? If you, like us, are itching to exchange the hustle of the city for Southeast Queensland's wow-worthy vistas, national parks and local produce, we suggest having a look at ESCAPE in the Scenic Rim's month-long celebration of eco-friendly experiences, which includes everything from hikes and hot-air ballooning to luxury camping packages and picnic lunches with alpacas. more

Food
Australia's best independent frothie makers unite for the inaugural Juicy Beer Festival
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Australia’s best independent frothie makers unite for the inaugural Juicy Beer Festival

Australia's craft-beer scene has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade, with new breweries opening at a rapid clip. It can be hard to keep track of all of the new entrants to the industry across the country, but thankfully the geniuses behind brand-new froth fiesta Juicy Beer Festival is bringing a score of hot-shot hops alchemists together for a day of beery celebration on Saturday July 9. Read on to see who is coming to town with kegs in tow! more