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My WeekendNotes - 538
March 21 will be the last supermoon of the year. By coincidence, it will also be the date of the spring equinox, when sp... [more]
19/06/2018 - 23/03/2019
Margate Beach is often seen as Redcliffe's poor cousin, which may be why many bypass Margate, even though it is a wonder... [more]
2019 has 3 supermoon, with the second occurring in the month of February in the middle of the week, rising after the sun... [more]
The Alliance Francaise French Film Festival has grown to become the biggest festival of French cinema in the world outsi... [more]
14/03/2019 - 14/04/2019
Fans of theatre in alternative spaces or just good theatre, in general, will love Big Scary Animal's production of John ... [more]
22/01/2019 - 02/02/2019
There is a growing number of Mexican restaurants in Brisbane, many of which are going beyond the fast food burrito resta... [more]
If you are looking for a short or weekend break from the city, then a recently opened option at Margate on the Redcliffe... [more]
A comet named 46P/Wirtanen, but which is being called the Christmas Comet, will make its closest approach to Earth on th... [more]
14/12/2018 - 18/12/2018
This little-known hiking circuit is popular with locals who know of it. The 6 km circuit links the road at the upper end... [more]
When it comes to shooting star spotting, the highlight of the calendar is the Geminid Meteor shower with up to 120 multi... [more]
07/12/2018 - 17/12/2018
The WonderWombs, presented by New Zealand Based circus company, The Dust Palace, combines physical performance with joke... [more]
30/11/2018 - 01/12/2018
Tooloom Falls Camp Grounds are a set of 2 campsites on Tooloom Creek, just over the border in Northern New South Wales. ... [more]
Mt Coolum is a popular hill at Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast. The normal 1.6 km return walk is fun and a little ch... [more]
There are a number of great multi-day hikes around South East Queensland, but if you are looking for a weekend awa... [more]
Australians have fallen in love with circus performance thanks to the many innovative, artistic and provocative performa... [more]
29/11/2018 - 01/12/2018
November has 2 meteor showers, the Taurids and the Leonids, with the Leonids being the best of the month. It runs for mo... [more]
15/11/2018 - 30/11/2018
Mt Coot-tha has long been a popular place for hiking and the Brisbane City Council has been putting a lot of effort into... [more]
Mt Nebo is a great little escape just on the doorstop of Brisbane. One of the lesser visited hiking areas up there is a ... [more]
From the middle of the year to October, there is not much action astronomically in regards to shooting stars in the nigh... [more]
02/10/2018 - 07/11/2018
Whether you are visiting Brisbane or are a long-time local who wants to learn more about the stories around the places t... [more]
BIGSOUND is a unique music festival. You buy just a single ticket to see 150 bands over 4 day and 18 venues all clustere... [more]
04/09/2018 - 07/09/2018
Queensland Theatre, until recently known as Queensland Theatre Company, has been operating since 1984. After a record-br... [more]
I caught a performance by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by Brisbane Chorale at QPAC. If you thought a n... [more]
The Perseids meteor shower is one of the highlights of the astronomical year. While it can be a little harder to view in... [more]
06/08/2018 - 24/08/2018
Ekka is billed as when the country comes to the city. For many families it is a highlight of the year, for many others, ... [more]
10/08/2018 - 19/08/2018
Dan Arnold and his wonderful team have opened a restaurant in the Newstead end of Fortitude Valley that takes everything... [more]
The Brisbane Basket Brigade is a charity that collects food and gifts for families and homeless people in need around Br... [more]
01/08/2018 - 30/11/2017
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Brisbane Girls Grammar School Prossima Program students and Brisbane Chorale join forces ... [more]
The evening July 27 and the morning of July 28 will have the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting approxim... [more]
27/07/2018 - 28/07/2018
The Brisbane Basket Brigade is conducting their annual movie fundraiser on August 10 with the latest instalment of the M... [more]
Enjoy an afternoon and evening of great beers and cider, good beer drinking food and cool music in Fortitude Valley at t... [more]
The end of July, the 28th and 29th will bring the peak of the Southern Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower with up to 20 shooti... [more]
12/07/2018 - 23/08/2018
Solar Eclipses, even partial eclipses, are astronomical events that generate a lot of interest. On July 13, there will b... [more]
Once again, I had a chance to see Wendy Murray in concert at the Brisbane Jazz Club. Along with her band of friends she ... [more]
The Margate Beach House Bistro, Bar and Cafe serves great food, including a fantastic seafood platter overlooking Margat... [more]
On the surface, Pirate Church! seems to recycle the old "let's make fun of religion" trope, but in fact, this work creat... [more]
When it comes to food festivals, Brisbane has many, but surely the most popular has to be Brisbane's Night Noodle Market... [more]
25/07/2018 - 05/08/2017
Enjoy an evening that can be best described as jazz plus with Wendy Murray and friends performing songs from her great C... [more]
Rendezvous at South Bank for an aperitif and more at Brisbane's French Festival, Le Festival. Starting on the evening of... [more]
06/07/2018 - 08/07/2018
Than Nuong means charcoal, which is the secret to great Vietnamese food. The Than Nuong Vietnamese Restaurant in Wollong... [more]
One of the interesting events of the year is the Luminous Lantern Parade at South Bank on Friday June 8. Enjoy an evenin... [more]
The Paniyiri Greek Festival, in South Brisbane's Musgrave Park, is the annual gathering and celebration of everything Gr... [more]
19/05/2018 - 20/05/2018
Mt Nebo is a great place for hiking, with numerous interlinking hiking tracks, forest trails and fire trails. One nice c... [more]
SeaFire is a unique fireworks event and is billed as the largest annual public event of the calendar, with 3 different f... [more]
May's best astronomical event will the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower. Peaking on May 5th to the 6th with 15 to 20 shooting ... [more]
01/05/2018 - 28/05/2018
Every year the South Bank Parklands hosts Brisbane's real best food festival by showcasing flavours of the sunshine stat... [more]
21/07/2018 - 22/07/2018
The lower Ballanjiu Falls is a popular side destination of a couple of different circuits in Lamington National Park, ho... [more]
One of the great free family friendly events in Brisbane is the Chermside Greet Heart Fair. This will be a day of entert... [more]
For those who love to turn their gazes to the heavens, April has a couple things worth looking out for, including the Ly... [more]
01/04/2018 - 30/04/2018
Lovers of hiking or even trail running as a way to keep fit can do a great 9 km circuit in the Chermside Hills Reserve i... [more]
April every year brings the lovely Lyrids Meteor Shower. At its peak this year on the evening of April 22, you can expec... [more]
16/04/2018 - 25/04/2018
Bribie Island is Moreton Bay's most accessible island as it has a bridge. This laid-back, family-friendly holiday destin... [more]
When facing violence and hatred, we can either respond with like, or seek to make peace. The One Million Stars Installat... [more]
29/03/2018 - 15/04/2018
2018 sees two blue moons in one year. Though this second one is not a supermoon, astronomy fans still get to enjoy an ev... [more]
Every now and then, an international acts hits the world that just amazes and delights everyone who sees it. One of thes... [more]
06/03/2018 - 12/03/2018
When the Sasquatch Bar opened in Chermside, it quickly became one of the most popular places for people to head in the e... [more]
Mt Nebo has a number of little lookout and picnic areas, while most people head to Jolly's Lookout, locals know the plac... [more]
Alliance Francaise's French Film Festival is the largest celebration of French film in the world outside of France. 25,0... [more]
08/03/2018 - 04/04/2018
2018 will start with not one but two supermoons. The first will be on January 2, giving most New Year's revellers enough... [more]
31/12/2017 - 02/01/2018
The Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar serves a wide range of original cocktails, great snacks and meals, and features one of t... [more]
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