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I ferret out interesting and eclectic events in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, so you don't have to do all the hard work. You can subscribe to my articles just for your city by clicking on Best of Brisbane, Sydney Selections or Marvellous Melbourne under Writer Topics below and then hitting the subscribe button at the top of the topic page.

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My WeekendNotes - 574
Brisbane is at its colourful best in spring, and I'm not just talking about the jacarandas and poincianas that will soon... [more]
21/09/2017 - 03/12/2017
Summertime Riverfest and Australia's Biggest Duck Race together form the premier fundraising event for the PA Research ... [more]
Like bread and butter, Fred and Ginger, or crumpets and honey, Brisbane and live, outdoor jazz are just made for each ot... [more]
Everybody's FREE favourite group fitness classes - the Medibank Feel Good Program - return to South Bank Parklands from... [more]
02/10/2017 - 02/12/2017
Brisbane Openair Cinemas is back for a new year with a new sponsor, but with all the cinematic thrills, spills and chill... [more]
06/10/2017 - 19/11/2017
It was love at first sight. The beautiful white buildings sat, bright and welcoming, overlooking the property's roll... [more]
The 2006 hit movie, Night at the Museum fulfilled every child's fantasy about history coming to life on a grand and exci... [more]
Question: When is a museum not a museum (well, at least not the kind of museum you're probably used to)?Answer: When it'... [more]
Russell Crowe has a lot to answer for (quite apart from Noah... and that incident with the telephone). Crowe's portrayal... [more]
23/06/2017 - 28/01/2018
I'm not really sure when my love affair with French toast began. It wasn't something I had during my childhood. In fact,... [more]
As any Brisbane resident can tell you, one of the best ways to enjoy our fair city is to get out to some spectacular loc... [more]
05/02/2017 - 24/12/2017
Bacchus has long been one of Brisbane's best and most awarded restaurants. With the recent appointment of new Head Chef,... [more]
8 am on a busy, traffic-congested Wednesday morning saw me arriving for a breakfast date with my daughters at what, on f... [more]
It's unlikely that you'll stumble across Medley Cafe and Restaurant while you're wandering the streets of Kangaroo P... [more]
It's got a West Coast California vibe, but it's happily ensconced in downtown Brisbane. It offers pizza, burgers and pas... [more]
I'm a big fan of high tea. Dainty morsels of flavoursome food, fragrant tea, fine china, and a glass of bubbly, all shar... [more]
Whether you're a newbie to Brisbane, a tourist just passing through or a long-time resident with time on your hands ... [more]
A tin shed in the suburban streets of Newmarket may seem like an unlikely place for a hotbed of artistic creativity, but... [more]
What is it with pineapples? No longer happy with their natural place growing in dirt or sitting in fruit bowls or refrig... [more]
They say that timing is everything. Yesterday, after living in Brisbane for thirty years, I finally decided to take a to... [more]
It starts as a whisper that becomes a murmuring background to your anticipation. The muted babble, pierced occasiona... [more]
The bright lights and hustle and bustle of our Bris Vegas can sometimes wear a little thin. Thankfully we're blessed wit... [more]
What do South Bank Parklands, Bananas in Pyjamas, Super Mario and the JPEG file format have in common? They all celebrat... [more]
It's been fifty-five years since LEGO® made its first colourful and creative appearance in Australia and those little bu... [more]
30/09/2017 - 02/10/2017
The architecture of a city captures its history and essence in tangible forms. It is both an art form and a mirror o... [more]
07/10/2017 - 08/10/2017
We all know that Brisbane Festival is Brisbane's time to shine but this year's Brisbane Festival has a diamond sparkle t... [more]
08/09/2017 - 30/09/2017
Amanda Reboul (AKA the Bubble Diva) is hosting a Ladies Champagne Luncheon on Tuesday 12 September at 'The Orchard' at V... [more]
Instead of your usual dining experience in one restaurant, why not try dishes from 4 fabulous Fortitude Valley restauran... [more]
If you've ever watched handball (no, not the kind you played in the schoolyard) during coverage of the Olympics, you'll ... [more]
Australia's favourite pop-up winter festival has had a change of name for this year and will be bursting forth after i... [more]
16/06/2017 - 09/07/2017
Brisbaneites usually need to make a long (and expensive) trip south to colder climes for a full winter experience. But, ... [more]
24/06/2017 - 09/07/2017
So, you stumbled across WeekendNotes in your research to find things to do and places to go in your fair city; or a ... [more]
It's a cross between doo-wop and be-bop. It's named after the last studio album recorded by American trumpeter and jazz ... [more]
Brisbane, with its temperate climate, usually clear winter skies and fabulous outdoor spaces is the ideal place for wint... [more]
18/05/2017 - 31/08/2017
I'm not going to receive one of my My Mothers Day presents until a whole three months after the day itself, but I couldn... [more]
11/08/2017 - 13/08/2017
It has been a long time since I have been to a performance by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO)... much too long a... [more]
Here in Brisbane we usually spend the winter basking in warming sunshine, with an occasional nod to sometimes wintry w... [more]
18/05/2017 - 31/08/2017
If you know your recto from your verso; if the crackle of yellowed pages and smell of an aged, leather-bound book warm y... [more]
24/06/2017 - 02/07/2017
Comics are not usually the stuff of which art exhibitions are made but Brisbane has been agog since the announcement t... [more]
27/05/2017 - 03/09/2017
May in Brisbane is truly a golden time so you don't want to be sitting on the couch at home wasting all that glorious su... [more]
If maroon blood courses through your veins, if the cry of "Queenslander!" sends shivers down your spine, if State of Ori... [more]
28/05/2017 - 31/05/2017
Laneway love is a thing here in Brisbane. There's something about those hidden narrow spaces sandwiched between br... [more]
I know that autumn is my favourite time of year in Brisbane: cooler nights, crisp mornings and perfect, clear-sky days a... [more]
31/03/2017 - 21/05/2017
If you love a secret as well as a good short film, then Brisbane Backyard Film Festival is for you. Movies in the backya... [more]
Australians in recent times have become very enthusiastic about the importance of acknowledging and commemorating the sa... [more]
24/04/2017 - 25/04/2017
Perhaps Brisbane's friendliest and most popular local festival, Stones Corner Festival, is back for 2017 and with the ne... [more]
Film festivals are de rigueur in Australia at the moment. We have festivals for short films, festival for adventure film... [more]
20/04/2017 - 26/04/2017
The dulcet sounds of cool jazz and lazy, Brisbane riverside ambience is a match made in heaven but where can you find it... [more]
Wise-cracking private eyes, beautiful-but-dangerous leading ladies, guns, crime, fedoras and dark city streets: these ar... [more]
31/03/2017 - 21/05/2017
The post-New Year school holiday doldrums are setting in all over Brisbane. Harried parents are looking for entertainmen... [more]
10/01/2017 - 18/01/2017
Those of us who call Brisbane home know that it's really a happening city with a lot going on. Well, Brisbane has just s... [more]
23/11/2016 - 14/12/2016
I used to live in the lovely western suburbs village of Sherwood. It's a leafy, friendly, quiet but vibrant corner of th... [more]
There will be five, not twelve, really big days of Christmas this year as Eats and Beats, Logan City's lively pop up foo... [more]
18/11/2016 - 16/12/2016
Bonkers about beads? Potty about patchwork? Nutty about knitting? Then you'll be excited to know that Craft Alive, regio... [more]
11/11/2016 - 13/11/2016
Christmas movies in Brisbane this festive season will be twice as nice as previous years, but don't worry, it doesn't me... [more]
10/12/2016 - 23/12/2016
The Brisbane Thai Festival, presented by the Thai-Australian Association of Queensland Inc., is Brisbane city's largest ... [more]
Holey molars, Batman! Brisbane is heading for the biggest sugar coma ever when all the best elements of a laneway festiv... [more]
Brisbane's Sunnybank boasts a slice of Asian foodie culture that rivals Chinatown in its scope and diversity. Fancy some... [more]
Over the last few years South Bank has been at the forefront of Christmas fun in Brisbane, with a host of activities ran... [more]
20/12/2016 - 23/12/2016
Hola, Brisbane! All the sights, tastes and sounds of colourful Mexican culture are coming to Roma Street Parklands on Sa... [more]
It took dinosaurs sixty-five million years to re-appear in Brisbane after their catastrophic extinction, but they must h... [more]
21/06/2016 - 09/10/2016
The fun and fabulous Stones Corner Festival hit the streets of this friendly pocket of Brisbane on Sunday 29 May 2016,... [more]
Stones Corner has come a long way since its humble beginnings as Burnett's swamp and iterations as James Stone's spot fo... [more]
I'm an incorrigible winterphile. All it takes is a few nights of dipping temperatures and crisper mornings and I'm searc... [more]
30/06/2016 - 17/07/2016
There are lots of things I love about my adopted city — jacarandas, outdoor cafes, summer storms, just to name a few — b... [more]
17/06/2016 - 10/07/2016
Readers, listen up if you want tickets to a very exclusive party. You can be on the guest list for Taronga Zoo's 100th b... [more]
01/02/2016 - 03/08/2016
LEGO, hard to believe, but it's been an essential part of an Australian childhood for more than 50 years now. And we all... [more]
14/05/2016 - 15/05/2016
I suppose you think that swinging is just for kids. But why should they have all the fun? At South Bank, next to the Whe... [more]
09/03/2016 - 13/03/2016
South Bank, befitting its status as the city's cultural hub is, as usual, the hot spot for Brisbane's New Year's eve r... [more]
Fresh, juicy, red and tangy; who doesn't love tomatoes? While their flavoursome appeal is undeniable, they may not be th... [more]
What do you get when you bring together 30 tonnes of Roma tomatoes, thousands of happy costume-clad revellers, musical e... [more]
We know it's nearly Christmas but the only list you should be making and checking twice is the vendor list for the bigge... [more]
We all know that Christmas is a time of love and good cheer but it can be a bit difficult to feel the Christmas spirit w... [more]
12/12/2015 - 02/01/2016
Dreamworld, one of the Gold Coast's favourite theme parks, is getting its Christmas sparkle on for one fabulous December... [more]
One of the hallmarks of Christmas has always been colour; Yuletide in Brisbane brings us a colourful explosion of decora... [more]
18/12/2015 - 20/12/2015
IKEA isn't all about the flat pack furniture, inexpensive glass and tableware, practical and fun children's furniture an... [more]
11/12/2015 - 18/12/2015
If you're sick of the same-old, same-old Christmas gifts and would like to pop something different and original into you... [more]
Some of Australia's best creatives and their unique, hand-crafted wares are coming to QAGOMA for their evergreen, festiv... [more]
Celebrity cook, and the woman who introduced the term 'domestic goddess' to the world, Nigella Lawson, is undertaking a ... [more]
Eats and Beats is Logan City's popular monthly pop up food truck and music festival. It's different from a host of other... [more]
20/11/2015 - 18/12/2015
Movies by the Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park's signature summer family event is set to return in 2016 with FREE movies a... [more]
02/01/2016 - 17/01/2016
What's green, made from more than half a million LEGO bricks and topped with a large, twinkling new star? It's a LEGO Ch... [more]
27/11/2015 - 27/12/2015
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