Food
Regional Flavours is serving up a sumptuous selection of exclusive events by the river
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Regional Flavours is serving up a sumptuous selection of exclusive events by the river

Everyone's favourite food and wine festival Regional Flavours is returning for 2021, bringing an exciting new three-event line-up to South Bank Parklands! The flavoursome festivities kick off this June with Grazed and Grown, which will serve up a smorgasbord of delicious happenings by the river. Think waterfront craft-beer celebrations, winter solstice feasts, Byron Bay eats and a bougie opening party – our tummies are rumbling already. more

Dance
Show off all of your moves at Metro Arts' Mad Dance Festival
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Show off all of your moves at Metro Arts’ Mad Dance Festival

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. This celebration of Queensland’s street-dance scene will see some of the best local b-boys, poppers, lockers and hip-hop heavy-weights congregate for one big dance party. more

Music
Brisbane Powerhouse celebrates turning 21 with a star-studded line-up of local and national acts
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Brisbane Powerhouse celebrates turning 21 with a star-studded line-up of local and national acts

A milestone occasion, 21st birthdays are quite a memorable event (or, if done right, not memorable at all). Your nearest and dearest gather to reminisce on your life so far, the parents showcase some embarrassing photos from your childhood, and there are usually a few tipples consumed. This coming-of-age event is worthy of a big bash. Now, it's time for one of our own cultural icons to turn 21 – happy birthday Brisbane Powerhouse! To celebrate, the folks at Brisbane Powerhouse are blowing out the candles on the figurative cake with help from a star-studded line-up of local and national acts – and you're invited to the party. more

Literature
Must-see movies, mouth-watering high teas and death meditation – be enlightened at these thought-provoking Brisbane Writers Festival events
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Must-see movies, mouth-watering high teas and death meditation – be enlightened at these thought-provoking Brisbane Writers Festival events

Our city's seminal literary event celebrating the written word, Brisbane Writers Festival is nearly upon us! Set to bring a wave of the best and brightest minds in the literary business to Brisbane, this year's event boasts a mammoth line-up of more than 100 events happening from May 7–9. There's something for everyone at the 2021 festival, from thought-provoking documentaries to champagne-soaked high teas by the river. Here are some of the best events to sink your teeth in to ... more

Food
Say thanks to Mum with a decadent Mother's Day spread at Portside Wharf
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Say thanks to Mum with a decadent Mother’s Day spread at Portside Wharf

Mothers put up with a whole lot over their lifetime (let's be real, we all still throw the occasional toddler tantrum) and it's only fair that they get at least one day dedicated to them. So, how do we say thanks to the woman who gave us life? As much as we'd like to give her the world, it's kind of impossible, so we will settle for a good ol' feast instead. If you want to be your mum's favourite child this Mother's Day, then treat her to a day of wining and dining at Portside Wharf – there's everything from bubbly brunches and lavish waterfront lunches to decadent dinners and after-dark cocktails. more

Food
Make mum feel extra special at these mouth-watering Mother’s Day events
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Make mum feel extra special at these mouth-watering Mother’s Day events

Let's be real – every day deserves to be Mother’s Day. Why? From bringing us into this world to all the contributions (and sacrifices) they make, being a maternal figure is no easy feat. That being said, Mother’s Day is still a great opportunity to tell your mother how much she means to you. If you're seeking somewhere special to take Mum on Sunday May 9, read on to find out where you can celebrate around the city – whether it be with a pint, a bottomless breakfast or a luxe four-course feast. more


Food
Interact with history at Woolloongabba's magical speakeasy the Time Travel Cafe
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Interact with history at Woolloongabba’s magical speakeasy the Time Travel Cafe

One would figure a Woolloongabba cocktail bar to be a pretty odd place to find a temporal anomaly, but what would we know? We're no experts on time travel. What we do know is that the secretive souls at SpaceFold Technology are getting things primed and ready for the arrival of the Time Travel Cafe – a very special speakeasy that will soon be piercing the fabric of time to arrive at Canvas Club from May 5–23. Before it shuffles off to another point in the timeline, Brisbane locals are welcome to pop in for a drink and a chat with the cafe's distinguished denizens. Keen to indulge your Dr. Who fantasies? Read on to get the low-down on this TARDIS full of tipples ... more

Food
Treat Mum to a luxe four-course lunch at Motorwagen
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Treat Mum to a luxe four-course lunch at Motorwagen

Mother's Day is just around the corner (it's Sunday May 9, FYI) and we can't wait to give Mum a big ol' cuddle and kiss. If you're yet to get the maternal figure in your life the gift she deserves, then we think you should swap out the usual flowers and choccie combo for an indulgent feast at inner-city restaurant Motorwagen. With four courses worth of decadent delights to stick a fork into, you know Mum will be gushing about you to her mates for weeks afterwards. Go on, get her some flowers too – she deserves it. more

Exhibitions
Catch all of the after-dark action at Botanica Live Nights
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Catch all of the after-dark action at Botanica Live Nights

Next month, Brisbane will be soaked in a rainbow of colour thanks to Botanica – Contemporary Art Outside, which is coming to City Botanic Gardens from May 7–16. 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 Botanica Live Nights, an after-dusk fiesta full of twilight tours, live beats, food trucks and even a pop-up bar. more

Food
Tantalising trails, cocktail crawls and luxurious lunches – Dine BNE City is bringing together an impressive line-up of Brisbane City's best bars and restaurants
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Tantalising trails, cocktail crawls and luxurious lunches – Dine BNE City is bringing together an impressive line-up of Brisbane City’s best bars and restaurants

Our city is known for many things – our snaking river, a collection of stellar live-music venues and one truly dazzling cultural precinct, to name a few – though one undisputed factor that makes us stand out from the rest is our burgeoning dining scene. Sure, Brisbane has always been blessed with a cracking culinary offering but it seems now more than ever, we are really spoilt for choice. So you can indulge in some of The City's top-notch restaurants and bars, there's a brand-new two-week festival with more than 80 exclusive offers and dining experiences across 50 local venues. Say hello to Dine BNE City, an epicurean celebration set to line your stomach with Brisbane's most delicious sips and snacks from May 13–30. more

Music
Go roadtrippin' in search of ripper live tunes with QMF's Queensland Music Trails
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Go roadtrippin’ in search of ripper live tunes with QMF’s Queensland Music Trails

Spectacular sandy vistas, storied country pubs and the freedom of the open road – when it comes to exploring our own backyard, there's no better way than roadtripping. Of course, a cross-country trip is only made better with a great soundtrack to guide you through the long journey – but what if you swapped your aux cord for some live tunes instead? The concert-loving folks at QMF are here to help you out with that transition, launching a huge Queensland Music Trails that's inviting some of our favourite homegrown acts into the Queensland outback. Don't worry, you're invited along for the ride too! more

Food
Drink all of the margs during Australian Cocktail Month this May
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Drink all of the margs during Australian Cocktail Month this May

Whether your tipple of choice is a margarita, mojito, martini or a spritz, when 5:00 pm on a Friday rolls around, one thing is for sure – it's cocktail o'clock. In a win for avid sippers, our enthusiasm for a well-crafted imbibe is being rewarded with a new four-week event. Prepare to immerse yourself in a celebration of all things boozy as Australian Cocktail Month pours in to Brisbane from May 1–31. If you're eager to drink local and support your local bars whilst getting exclusive access to top-notch cocktail menus, then this is the perfect event for you ... more

Food
Paniyiri Greek Festival is returning to Brisbane with a honeypuff drive-through and a crackin' program of events
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Paniyiri Greek Festival is returning to Brisbane with a honeypuff drive-through and a crackin’ program of events

Prepare your stomachs, friends – one of Brisbane's most beloved festivals, Paniyiri Greek Festival is returning to bring us a much-needed dose of delicious eats and culture. The 45th edition of the festival will be celebrated over one jam-packed weekend from May 22–23, where all of our favourite events will be making an appearance plus ... drum roll, please .... a honeypuff drive-through. We're salivating already. more

Community
Join literary icon Kate Morton for a captivating evening of conversation at Museum of Brisbane
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Join literary icon Kate Morton for a captivating evening of conversation at Museum of Brisbane

If you've ever browsed the fiction section of your local bookstore, you've most likely set your eyes on a copy (and probably taken home) of one of Kate Morton's novels. Avid readers are well acquainted with Kate's literary prowess, with her critically acclaimed titles The Lake House, The Distant Hours and The Clockmaker's Daughter filling a spot on many book shelves around the world. Now, one of Australia’s biggest literary exports is back in our river city for a very special conversation at Museum of Brisbane on Friday April 30, and you could say we're more than just a little bit excited. more

Food
It's back, baby! Live your best life at this evening full of wine, cheese and bubbles at Treasury Brisbane
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It’s back, baby! Live your best life at this evening full of wine, cheese and bubbles at Treasury Brisbane

The snap lockdown just before Easter weekend threw us all for a bit of a loop, casting plans into disarray and causing some devastating cancellations for events we were all looking forward to. However, you can't keep a good thing down – and one of the casualties of that fateful weekend has risen like a phoenix from the ashes to provide us with the glorious party that was snatched away at the last minute. Treasury Brisbane has rescheduled its much-anticipated Cheese, Wine and Bubbles soiree to Friday April 30, taking over its magical courtyard with top-tier bubbles, worldly wines, culinary delights and live entertainment (all COVID safe, of course). more

Food
Regional Flavours, reimagined – the renowned food festival returns with a flavourful three-part event series
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Regional Flavours, reimagined – the renowned food festival returns with a flavourful three-part event series

Attention, foodies! Everyone's favourite food and wine festival Regional Flavours is returning to South Bank Parklands this year – but with an exciting new twist. Instead of a single weekend event, 2021 will see Regional Flavours serve up some of Australia’s most celebrated chefs and local producers across a delectable three-part event series from June to October. Kicking off the tastebud-tempting festival is Grazed and Grown, which is set to bloom in our city from June 18–20. Bring your appetite, because you'll need it for this delicious event. 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 – string-fuelled live gigs, huge science festivals and curiosity-piquing events are just a few highlights so far. A strong contender for the most dazzling event of the year is about to enter our stratosphere and is bringing with it some truly spellbinding showcases. Arriving at the City Botanic Gardens in 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 7–16. more