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The round-up: rock out at Brisbane's best live-music venues
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The round-up: rock out at Brisbane’s best live-music venues

Brisbane’s always had a strong musical heritage, dating back to the days of The Saints and The Go-Betweens, through to the heyday of Powderfinger, Savage Garden, George, The Grates and the current crop of stars such as Violent Soho, The Jungle Giants, Mallrat and Cub Sport Brisbane’s live music scene is a melting pot of styles, with numerous venues dotted around the city hosting gigs on just about any given night. Our music scene is as healthy as ever, and if you’re keen to step out for a bit of rock‘n’roll, punk, jazz, blues or whatever catches your ear, have a look over this handy list of Brisbane’s best live-music venues and get amongst it. more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s best multi-purpose event spaces
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best multi-purpose event spaces

Whether you’re walking down the aisle, celebrating a milestone birthday or another massive life moment, you don’t want the memory tarnished by the fact your location didn’t match your dream. Brisbane is flush with top-notch function and event spaces, all of which are perfectly suited to housing just about any function you can envision. We’re not talking about the back room at your local pub here, we’re listing Brisbane’s biggest multi-purpose event venues. If you’ve got a big occasion on the horizon, check out this list and see if it’s got what you need. more

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Ahh … Greek out! The foodie’s guide to Paniyiri Greek Festival
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Ahh … Greek out! The foodie’s guide to Paniyiri Greek Festival

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of plates smashing, hands clapping, tender morsels sizzling and grapes being stomped on – yep, Paniriyi Greek Festival is back! As much as we appreciate the cultural aspects of this hotly anticipated yearly event, we would be lying if we said we haven’t been dreaming of all of the delicious Greek eats we will soon be scoffing. Oh, how we’ve missed our dear honey puffs and haloumi! While the classics are popular for a reason, real gourmands know that there is a whole other world of authentic culinary eats at Paniyiri that are well worth your attention. Keen to try something new? Take our foodie’s guide to Paniyiri for a spin (and BYO stretchy pants). more

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The round-up: make your mum feel extra special with these Mother’s Day ideas
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The round-up: make your mum feel extra special with these Mother’s Day ideas

If we’re being honest, every day deserves to be Mother’s Day. Why? Well, you never really get a day off from being a mum – it’s a 24/7 gig. That being said, Mother’s Day is still a great opportunity to tell your mother how much she means to you. Of course, every mum is different and we can’t tell you what would be the most appropriate gift to give her this year (naturally, you’ve already given her your unending love). We can help make the choice easier, though! This year we’ve put together a nifty gift guide for different kinds of mums – from the mothers that enjoy the finer things in life, to those that rarely slow down. This one goes out to all the mothers, young and old. We wouldn’t be here without you! more


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Pizza, pasta and pink drinks combine to raise money for vulnerable Australian women
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Pizza, pasta and pink drinks combine to raise money for vulnerable Australian women

If you can come up with a more delicious union than carbs and cocktails, we’d love to hear it. What if we told you that there was a way that you could help out people in need by indulging in these two culinary passions? The legends at Vapiano have decided to team up with beloved charity Share the Dignity to raise some much-needed funds to support Australian women stricken by homelessness, poverty and domestic violence – and all you have to do to help is Drink Pink. more

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Winner winner – sample Chokh Di’s Thai-style charcoal-roasted chicken
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Winner winner – sample Chokh Di’s Thai-style charcoal-roasted chicken

It’s a tale as old as time – a traveller in a foreign country has a whirlwind encounter with someone that would change their life forever. In Dan Finn’s case, his encounter wasn’t necessarily a romantic one, unless you count falling head over heels for Thai cuisine a love story (we do). While exploring northern Thailand Dan encountered a chap in Chiang Rai dubbed the ‘Chicken Guy’ – a local vendor of succulent charcoal-roasted chicken whose simple fare enamoured Dan’s tastebuds. Now, Dan is bringing a piece of the Chicken Guy’s fare to Brisbane, cooking up his own interpretation of northern Thai street food at a series of pop-up events. more

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Riverbar and Kitchen makes Sunday sundowners a cinch
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Riverbar and Kitchen makes Sunday sundowners a cinch

Although we’re technically nearing the end of summer, it’s ludicrous to expect the temperature to drop off dramatically any time soon. The mercury will still be high throughout March, which is good news for lovers of laid-back Sunday sessions. Riverbar and Kitchen is set to kick off its Corona Sunset Sessions series this Sunday February 24, with plenty of crisp beers to sip and tasty tacos to chow down on. more

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Get a taste of the latest culinary trends at Aria’s Trial Fridays
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Get a taste of the latest culinary trends at Aria’s Trial Fridays

Although we might not see it, the fare we devour at our favourite restaurants is the end result of a process of creative experimentation and tinkering. Restaurants are constantly keeping an eye on what’s happening across Australia’s food scene, and the maestros at Eagle Street’s Aria are no exception. The acclaimed restaurant has announced the return of its Trial Fridays – a chance for diners to sample new food and wine trends before they infiltrate Aria's new seasonal menu. more

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Make new connections over dinner with help from SocialTable
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Make new connections over dinner with help from SocialTable

When you hit a certain age it becomes harder to make new friends. Of course, some of you social butterflies will never have any shortage of mates, but in our increasingly digitised society our interactions are becoming more and more superficial. SocialTable is a service that is helping folks disconnect from the apps and meet new people face-to-face over a top-notch dinner. SocialTable’s got two events on the horizon that could be the change you need if you’re on the hunt for pals. more

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U.S. celebrity plant-based chef Matthew Kenney is headed to Brisbane for a one-off degustation
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U.S. celebrity plant-based chef Matthew Kenney is headed to Brisbane for a one-off degustation

The rise of plant-based dining is one we will gladly get behind, especially when it means that top chefs are willing to flex their creative muscles to create vegan dishes that stand up against their meaty counterparts. One of the key players behind the increased innovation of plant-based fine dining is Matthew Kenney. The American-based trailblazer is bringing his seriously imaginative concepts Brisbane’s Salon de Co for one night only, presenting two degustations that will truly knock your socks off. more

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Savour and snack to your belly’s content at the Night Noodle Markets
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Savour and snack to your belly’s content at the Night Noodle Markets

Good Food Month is in full swing and a plethora of Brisbane’s eateries have been dishing out the flavoursome fare. While we’re all too happy to indulge all month long, we’ve been saving room for the Night Noodle Markets, which kick off next week on Wednesday July 25. For ten days, South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt will host a smorgasbord of Asian food stalls, hawking everything from gelato katsu sandwiches to KFC cheese puffle cones. more

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Crack open your piggy bank for the Sunnybank $2 Food Trail
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Crack open your piggy bank for the Sunnybank $2 Food Trail

We’re collecting loose change in anticipation for one of our favourite events on the foodie calendar – the Sunnybank $2 Food Trail! On Saturday July 14, Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park Shopping Centre will be hosting a mammoth celebration of Asian cuisine, with several eateries erecting pop-up stalls to hawk a range of tasty bites that’ll only set you back a couple of bucks a pop. more

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Matt Moran is bringing his iconic Chiswick restaurant to this year's Splendour in the Grass
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Matt Moran is bringing his iconic Chiswick restaurant to this year’s Splendour in the Grass

While we're all still picking our jaws up off the ground after learning of this year's Splendour in the Grass line-up (g'day, Kendrick), we've got even more news for you to digest. Celebrated Australian chef Matt Moran is bringing his iconic Sydney restaurant Chiswick north for the very first time, staging a glorious long-table pop-up feast in a secret location at the Byron Bay festival from July 20–22. Yes, this is actually happening. more