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Don't expect a rehash of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. My Big Gay Italian Wedding is also a comedy, but more, well, gay, and... [more]
19/09/2018 - 16/10/2018
A month-long celebration of all things LGBTIQA, Brisbane Pride Festival plays hosts to dozens of events across September... [more]
01/09/2018 - 11/10/2018
It's festival time in Brisbane. Three weeks of Queensland's largest arts and cultural event: that is Brisbane Festival w... [more]
Queensland Symphony Orchestra has revealed its Season 2019 program. And I didn't just hear about the music, I got to exp... [more]
09/02/2019 - 07/12/2019
You probably know broadcaster Richard Fidler as his Conversations program is one of ABC's most popular program on radio ... [more]
22/09/2018 - 23/09/2018
I discovered New NYC Bagel Deli the day after it opened in the Brisbane Quarter on 1 August 2018. Brisbane Quarter i... [more]
My regular readers know that I love cafes which are hidden gems. I have discovered a wonderful little cafe tucked a... [more]
Nestled amidst the high-rise offices and apartments in Brisbane, you can spot some delightful domes and curious cupo... [more]
The Museum of Brisbane has done it again - another excellent FREE exhibition about Brisbane's history and culture. U... [more]
18/05/2018 - 28/10/2018
The Butterfly House near Coffs Harbour is well worth a visit to see the spectacular display of Australian butterflie... [more]
Di Morrissey is an ex-journo and she is a popular and prolific Australian author. This is her 25th book and I have happi... [more]
This endurance race is run by maniacs for other maniacs. If that's you, then read on. Over three million people have par... [more]
20/10/2018 - 18/11/2018
I recently attended a Masterclass at uber-cool Heya Bar in the Valley, hosted by Noble Spirits, a Paddington based c... [more]
One of the best workshops I've attended is the Brush Lettering and Embossing Workshop. It was a 2.5 hour course run by P... [more]
29/09/2018
I have been waiting impatiently for this book since I finished reading Barnsey's first memoir. Working Class Man is ... [more]
Hoorah! You know I love markets. The ever-popular Handmade Expo Market is on again in Toowoomba and it's FREE entry.... [more]
11/11/2018
I was driving around "Vicky Point" looking for a new café to try when my sister shouted, "Stop!" I stopped dead (for... [more]
From the moment you enter the yin yang front gate, you truly feel like you are in a sanctuary. You will see lush gar... [more]
This popular market has had a makeover. Between 8.00 am and 1.00 pm, is the time for the re-vamped Eudlo Village Market.... [more]
09/09/2018
I first stumbled across the stately, red brick John Mills Himself building when I was Ghost Sign hunting in Brisbane... [more]
I am going to let you in on one of Brisbane's best kept secrets. There is a little oasis in the CBD called Coffee Iconic... [more]
Jack Sim doesn't need an introduction if you have ever visited Boggo Road Gaol or been on a Ghost Tour in Brisbane. ... [more]
WeekendNotes readers who subscribe to my articles will know that I love Reverse Garbage Queensland (RGQ). I am excited b... [more]
24/11/2018 - 08/12/2018
Who likes pirates? I do. Did you know that 19 September is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? I am so lucky as it is ... [more]
19/09/2018
It all started in a run down 1920s building on Brunswick Street in New Farm. Avalon was home to a motley crew of artists... [more]
Brisbane's newest food destination hauls its food over the coals - literally. Burnt Ends Kitchen and Bar at The Barracks... [more]
Australian wholefoods retailer, The Source Bulk Foods, is changing the way Australians buy their groceries. The Source ... [more]
Spring has sprung, the grass has ris,I wonder where the birdies is.Some say the bird is on the wing,But that's absurd - ... [more]
I love whisky. I love drinking it: sipping it, savouring it, quaffing it. I love talking about it and sharing it and lea... [more]
Being new to Astro Photography (and astronomy), I thought I'd share some of my discoveries from the last few months. Mos... [more]
One of my favourite places to walk and take photos of wildlife is quaintly called Pooh Corner. It is little known (read ... [more]
Remember when you were a kid and played "I Spy with my little eye something beginning with. ..."? We played it on all lo... [more]
I have been a Ghost Sign Hunter for a while now. When I began I didn't even know there was a term for the photos I was t... [more]
The Gayundah Wreck at Woody Point is returning to the ocean. Not a last voyage though; the relentless waves are quickly... [more]
Why didn't I know sooner? I accidently discovered that The Cheese Pleaser has opened a Delicatessen and Fromagerie in Br... [more]
My favourite three piers/jetties around Brisbane are Shorncliffe Pier, Woody Point Jetty and Wynnum Jetty. All 3 offer g... [more]
Come along and enjoy second-hand shopping at the BrisWest Centre and help them raise funds for Seniors. The market is a ... [more]
27/10/2018
 
The Handmade Expo must be the quintessential market, as it features exclusively handmade, baked and grown products, alon... [more]
15/09/2018
The Centenary Rocks! Festival had its final outing in mid 2017, and it now has a worthy successor. If you want to ce... [more]
09/09/2018
Hoorah! The Valley Fiesta is back for 2018 with a new format, over five fun-filled days from Wednesday 29 August to Sund... [more]
29/08/2018 - 02/09/2018
Bridge to Brisbane is back. The bridge is, of course, the iconic Story Bridge. This huge fundraising event is on Sunday ... [more]
26/08/2018
I must tell you up front that Breaking Bald has absolutely nothing to do with Breaking Bad. But if you loved that TV... [more]
10/08/2018
For the last 30 years, the Australian Red Cross has been active in the basement of Brisbane City Hall. You are invited t... [more]
22/08/2018
Roma Street Parkland is going to buzz again with Indian culture, food, music and fashion for the India Day Fair. The fai... [more]
18/08/2018
The Korean Society of Queensland invites you to an exciting family day out at the Korean Cultural Festival in King Georg... [more]
11/08/2018
This year, the Bris Funny Fest is funnier than ever. The organisers have told me that there are more than 70 performance... [more]
01/08/2018 - 26/08/2018
The iconic Queen Victoria Building on George Street in Sydney's CBD is 120 years old this year. Thursday 19th July is QV... [more]
19/07/2018
Attention all you foodies in Brisbane. This'll tickle your taste buds. It's back. It's better. It's bigger. It's the Sun... [more]
14/07/2018
By wearing your favourite PJs (or onesie, nightie, nightshirt, jammies, jim-jams, sleep shorts and T-shirt or whatever y... [more]
20/07/2018
World Gelato Day is on Saturday 21st July and Bistro BellaVista in East Perth is celebrating it with Gelato Dessert for ... [more]
21/07/2018
FREE chocolate? YAY! On Saturday 28th July 2018 from 12.30 pm to 5.00 pm, Cadbury's "Share the Taste" campaign is comi... [more]
28/07/2018
Did someone say free chocolate? Yes, you heard correct. From Sunday 22nd July to Friday 27 July, the Cadbury "Share... [more]
30/06/2018 - 29/07/2018
Come along for a FREE afternoon of Indigenous culture, music, food and lots of fun for the whole family during NAIDOC We... [more]
12/07/2018
NAIDOC Week celebrates the rich history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. ... [more]
08/07/2018 - 15/07/2018
NAIDOC Week, from Sunday 8 July to Sunday 15 July, is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture... [more]
08/07/2018 - 15/07/2018
NAIDOC Week celebrates the rich history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAID... [more]
08/07/2018 - 15/07/2018
Relax and enjoy a rich tapestry of sound, that blends world and jazz music, featuring classical guitar, tabla and grand ... [more]
24/07/2018
My regular readers know that I am a great fan of Australian National Living Treasure Michael Leunig. His cartoons, art a... [more]
18/07/2018
My regular readers know that I am passionate about whisky, uisge-beatha, the water of life. I love drinking it, talking ... [more]
29/06/2018 - 30/06/2018
Kimono House, a little piece of Japan in the heart of the city, invites you to uncover the ancient art of Shibori - Japa... [more]
03/07/2018 - 20/07/2018
Barbies, Barbeques, BBQs. No matter what you call them, we Aussies love them. The Brisbane BBQ Festival is back and it ... [more]
30/06/2018 - 01/07/2018
Hooray! Raymond E. Feist, internationally bestselling author, is coming to Brisbane. He is is back with a new novel whic... [more]
20/06/2018
One of the most popular children's books is back in Brisbane - as a stage play. Following sell-out seasons of The 13-St... [more]
30/06/2018 - 05/07/2018
Attention all you coffee lovers out there. Go along and celebrate all things coffee by joining this exciting, new Espres... [more]
18/07/2018
Second Chances on the Goldie promises to take you on "an inspirational and thought-provoking journey of performance art,... [more]
17/06/2018
Giddy Up! All my racing-fan friends agree that the Ipswich Cup is the racing event of the year to go to and be seen at. ... [more]
16/06/2018
Celebrate Friday the 13th. Not with a scary superstitious party but at a futuristic space-themed disco in Ipswich fo... [more]
13/07/2018
What won the 2017 Somerset "Event of the Year"? It was the Esk Garden and Lifestyle Fair and I agree that it was a g... [more]
16/06/2018
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates, commemorates and acknowledges the rich culture and history of Aboriginal ... [more]
27/05/2018 - 03/06/2018
It's the 14th annual Long Walk in Melbourne. You can again join Michael Long, the Essendon legend, and put the lives of ... [more]
02/06/2018
Federation Square and the Koorie Heritage Trust invite you to celebrate Mabo Day with the Torres Strait Islander communi... [more]
03/06/2018
Are your kids budding Junior Masterchefs? Then take your "scone snatchers" to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre on Sunday 2... [more]
27/05/2018
The Friday Night Concert Series celebrates creativity, community and diversity. It was inspired by the Museum of Bri... [more]
25/05/2018
The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium's 40th Anniversary weekend is choc-a-block with family events. The highlights in... [more]
26/05/2018 - 27/05/2018
One of Australia's most prolific writers is back in Brisbane and she's on a mission to raise awareness of the city's Her... [more]
10/05/2018 - 26/05/2018
Here I go again, writing about my love of whisky, uisge-beatha, the water of life. With a wee dram of Highland Park in h... [more]
11/05/2018 - 12/05/2018
Here is something that will make you PAWS for thought. Each year over 10,000 Brisbanites and their dogs walk to support ... [more]
20/05/2018
Picture this: two artists, two strangers, one big conversation. Over eight hours, working back-to-back, they each create... [more]
01/05/2018 - 31/05/2018
FREE chocolate? Yes, please. On Thursday 10th May from 7am to 5 pm, Cadbury launches its Share the Taste campaign Austra... [more]
10/05/2018
The Australian Heritage Festival is Australia's biggest annual heritage festival. The 2018 Festival's theme is My Cu... [more]
18/04/2018 - 20/05/2018
King George Square in Brisbane City will once again come alive in a riot of colour and culture on Saturday 28 April 2018... [more]
28/04/2018
Mother's Day is a chance to give back to our mums and the mother of everyone - Mother Nature. Like our own mums, Mother... [more]
29/04/2018
Room with Roses is one of my favourite cafes in the Brisbane CBD and its High Tea is to die for. And it's not just m... [more]
18/04/2018
This beautiful and rambling garden was featured on television's Gardening Australia in October 2015, so you know tha... [more]
14/04/2018 - 15/04/2018
The wedding planning journey often starts with choosing the perfect wedding venue. The Stamford Plaza is considered ... [more]
12/04/2018
When I think of Tibet, I see the mountains, monasteries and the smiling Tibetans. If you haven't had the opportunity to ... [more]
27/04/2018 - 29/04/2018
This is a once in a generation event and it is FREE, so don't miss out. You can celebrate the Gold Coast Commonwealth Ga... [more]
04/04/2018 - 21/04/2018
The Museum of Brisbane is definitely not one of those old stuffy, musty, boring museums. It is vibrant, innovative a... [more]
29/03/2018 - 29/04/2018
The annual Earth Hour is on again on Saturday 24 March 2018 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. All Australians are invited and en... [more]
24/03/2018
Celebrate Easter with the Easter Bunny at a disco in Ipswich for the tots to teens. At the disco, there will be lase... [more]
23/03/2018
The Harmony Day Festival aims to connect multicultural and main stream communities and organisations, to enhance intercu... [more]
24/02/2019 - 24/03/2018
Opening nights are always exciting and I was pleased to have been invited to see Converge - the hot new dance works at t... [more]
10/03/2018 - 17/03/2018
When you hear the words "Science Festival" do your eyes glaze over with boredom or do you get really excited, like l do,... [more]
21/03/2018 - 25/03/2018
Access Community Services invites women and men to join them at their International Women's Day (IWD) 2018 Lunch - for ... [more]
08/03/2018
Free Lunch Society is a documentary being featured in the excellent Transitions Film Festival 2018. The basic premise of... [more]
16/02/2018 - 28/05/2018
Finding Your Feet is a Richard Loncraine film – he also directed Richard III and Wimbledon so can swing between Sha... [more]
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