Exhibitions
Learn to jitterbug at Back to Brisbane in the War
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Learn to jitterbug at Back to Brisbane in the War

In 1941 Brisbane was home to fewer than 350,000 people. But as American troops flooded the city, passing through or stationed here, strains on transport, hotels and food supplies constricted freedom for residents. It wasn’t all dampened moods and wartime woes – the 1940s brought the Swing era of Big Band music and jitterbug dancing. more

Theatre
cirque du soleil ovo
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Cirque du Soleil returns with OVO

Evoking images of a swarm of honey bees, a butterfly fluttering around a delicate flower and a scuttling army of foraging ants, Cirque du Soleil's OVO is a headlong rush into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life. more

Theatre
jersey boys at qpac
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Rock and roll reminiscence with Jersey Boys, QPAC

Coming to Brisbane this weekend is the worldwide success that is the musical story of pop group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The Italian-American foursome rose from an otherwise average life toiling away in New Jersey to dizzying international success, leaving countless hit songs in their wake. more

Markets
Brisbane French Festival
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Say bienvenue to the Brisbane French Festival, South Bank

Francophiles all over town are preparing their Breton-striped tops and red berets for the Brisbane French Festival at South Bank Parklands this Saturday. Held in conjunction with France’s National Day, known as Bastille Day, the calendars have aligned for this year’s event to be held on July 14. more

Literature
The Weekend Edition launches Brisbane’s first Stumble Guide
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The Weekend Edition launches Brisbane’s first Stumble Guide

From the restaurant with the creamiest croquetas to Brisbane’s secret hole-in-the-wall espresso bars, The Weekend Edition’s Stumble Guide brings you a curated compendium of local restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, barbers, galleries and unique places and spaces. Use the Stumble Guide to navigate burrows you’re yet to discover, with us pointing out a great spot for brunch, a shop with neat vintage reads, or a barber for a suave shave along the way. The Stumble Guide lets you uncover nearby finds in each suburb by simply specifying your preferred location and suggests other dens of greatness for you to stumble upon. To celebrate the Stumble Guide launch, we’re giving you and a friend the chance to win a coffee a day for a month by helping spread the word about the Stumble Guide and posting your reviews of the places we’ve featured. Simply write about your favourite weekend haunts… more


Music
Crowbar
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New music venue Crowbar opens in Fortitude Valley

Usually the closing of a small live-music venue in Brisbane brings tears to our eyes and leaves us feeling a tad lost of a Thursday to Sunday night. But in the case of Basement 234 closing on June 1 and reopening as Crowbar, local musos have gained a refreshed venue rather than one scratched entirely. more