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My WeekendNotes - 503
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]
The legendary Lick! ice cream, located in Graceville and now Morningside, has released, or is it, unleashed, its Christm... [more]
30/11/2017 - 25/12/2017
Lick! is what happens when a fine dining chef decides to start making ice cream. In its 13 years of operation, Lick! has... [more]
This year, there is only a single supermoon on December 4 -normally there are up to 3 a year. A supermoon is where the m... [more]
02/12/2017 - 06/12/2017
Set in a circus of the late 19th century, Carnival of Lost Souls merges an indie-pop musical theatre style with classic ... [more]
23/11/2017 - 25/11/2017
The already legendary Lick! ice cream parlour has gained a reputation across Brisbane with its delicious ice cream and w... [more]
25/11/2017 - 26/11/2017
Everyone likes something that is free and Brisbane has a lot of free things. This is a list of a number of great little ... [more]
Of all the meteor showers of the year, the best easily has to be the Geminds. With up to 120 shooting stars per hour, of... [more]
07/12/2017 - 18/12/2017
December 4 sees this year's only supermoon. This is when the moon moves especially close during its orbit around the Ear... [more]
02/12/2017 - 06/12/2017
Of the two meteor showers expected in November this year, the Leonids is the best. Peaking on November 17 to 18, it shou... [more]
06/11/2017 - 30/11/2017
Cirque Africa has been touring around Australia for nearly 3 years now. Finally, they have brought the show to Brisbane ... [more]
24/10/2017 - 04/11/2017
Cirque Africa has been wowing audiences around Australia for some time. Finally they are coming to the heart of Brisbane... [more]
24/10/2017 - 04/10/2017
heartBeast Theatre is staging French Avant-garde playwright Eugène Ionesco's classic absurdist play Rhinoceros in Brisba... [more]
13/10/2017 - 28/10/2017
Despite the much-publicised death of the Fortitude Valley party scene, 2017 has seen a record number of bars opening aro... [more]
One of Brisbane's unique and special performance venues is the Spring Hill Reservoir. For 2 weeks in October, heartBeast... [more]
13/10/2017 - 28/10/2017
The meteor show to see in October is the Orionids with an expected 20 meteors per hour originated from Halley's Comet. W... [more]
12/10/2017 - 07/11/2017
There are certain hikes that stand out for their uniqueness and come to symbolise the region that there are in. They m... [more]
The theatre was in near darkness and filled with strange noises and moving shadows. As the performance began, the sounds... [more]
04/10/2017 - 07/10/2017
This week, performance artist Julie Vulcan will attempt to answer a fascinating but often ignored question in the era of... [more]
04/10/2017 - 07/10/2017
Brisbane is a city best visited by car. There are lots of scenic spots dotted around the Greater Brisbane Area worth m... [more]
On October 7, one of Brisbane's most popular African restaurants, Made in Africa, is hosting a Meskel party to celebrate... [more]
The Brisbane Basket Brigade does great work every Christmas distributing food and gifts to families in crisis or need, b... [more]
The Dracondis is a unique meteor shower in that it is best viewed in the early evening. While at its peak, there will on... [more]
06/10/2017 - 10/10/2017
The Sunshine Coast Great Walk has a number of wonderful sections that you can walk. The Mapleton Falls to Gheerulla Fall... [more]
Brisbane's German week is in its second year and of course is in Oktober (yes that is the German spelling) and includes ... [more]
01/10/2018 - 15/09/2017
Oktoberfest is fun for the whole family. Kids can have fun at the Kinder Zone, adults can enjoy German food, beer, wine ... [more]
Celebrate the start of German Week in Brisbane by attending the free Oktoberpole festival and ceremony at King George Sq... [more]
September 14 is RUOK? Day. The aim of this day is to reach out to people around you at home, work, school or elsewhere i... [more]
The Brisbane Festival turns Brisbane pink every year in September. It officially runs from the 9th to the 30th of Septem... [more]
08/09/2017 - 30/09/2017
Lovers of World Music should check out the Queensland Multicultural Centre on September 23 for a great performance by Te... [more]
The Artists Cascades walk is one of the most interesting walks in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The hike follows a cree... [more]
The Brisbane Basket Brigade is a charity organisation that collects food and presents for families in need in the Brisba... [more]
31/07/2017 - 31/10/2017
Once again, the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble brings Shakespeare to Roma Street Parklands. I had the opportunity to ca... [more]
23/08/2017 - 09/09/2017
The Swell Festival is one of the seaside highlights of the year in South East Queensland. This free family friendly fest... [more]
08/09/2017 - 17/09/2017
As part of the continued expansion at Westfield Chermside, a new outdoor dining precinct has recently opened with 20 new... [more]
The other night I caught Keith Cheng's very funny comedy performance for Bris Funny Fest. This intimate performance mig... [more]
04/08/2017 - 20/08/2017
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