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Doo-Bop Jazz Bar Turns 1

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Doo-Bop Jazz Bar Turns 1

Doo-Bop Jazz Bar opened its doors to Brisbane in 2017, bringing with it an electric sound of new age jazz and a selection of soulful crooners to it’s stage.

The venue has been buzzing with a variety of jazz musicians ranging from local to international acts. Now reaching its first birthday, the musical proprietor is ready to celebrate with the very best of jazz and soul by hosting a 12-hour live long jazz session featuring some of the best and brightest Brisbane has to offer on Friday 22nd June.

Word On The Street #114

Go on, get out there

Word On The Street #114

Lady birds and gentle pigeons, listen up. It's time to round up the flock and get ready for a jam-packed schedule this weekend, cause we're doing it all! From lantern-lit evening walks to long lunches, massive markets and beefed up bites, we've picked a few happenings that'll keep you warm, full and feeling good. If you're thinking of staying in, think again. There's too much to see and do so, spread those wings and get ready to soar around the city with us..

The Best Drinking Game Movies

#DrinkResponsibly (Or Not!)

The Best Drinking Game Movies

There should be nothing simple about a drinking game. They need to be silly, have variety and these movies are perfect for that. They’re the best alternative to a rainy Saturday night, and this list will range from the ‘one schooner wonder’ to the more advanced for the pros. Get ready to swap the popcorn for shot or two (or three, or four... or more)!

P.S For the competitive one in your group remember, it’s just a game.

Celebrating the Life & Music of Prince

PRINCE TRIBUTE PARTY

Celebrating the Life & Music of Prince

It’s going to be one hell of a Purple Celebration for a night of hits, remixes and grooves by Prince, the music he was influenced by and of course the music of the many artists he inspired and worked alongside. E.M.U Unlimited & Sounds of Sonnenburg present the 1st annual PRINCE TRIBUTE PARTY at H Lounge, on the top floor of Hamilton Hotel on Saturday the 16th of June from 7pm.

Peace-Out Plastic Bags

The end of an era.

Peace-Out Plastic Bags

We're sure you've heard on the grapevine, single-use plastic bags are slowly (but surely) being phased out of local supermarkets around the country. ABOUT TIME we say. Woolworths revealed it would begin discontinuing the use of plastic bags in supermarkets, Big W and BWS stores, with a total ban in place by June 30. The move sparked Coles to agree to do the same less than two hours later and they're now set to have the affect in place by July 1.

Word On The Street #113

Winter brews; the good kind.

Word On The Street #113

Our stomachs are rumbling and our mouths, salivating. This week we're bringing you naughty (but oh so nice) bites and beverages to help get you through the cold front this month. Your morning brew should be hot, your burgers should be big and your evening beers should make you very hoppy. Read on to find out about the latest foodie events and specials happening over the next few wintery weeks!

Brisbane’s Best Bites on a Budget

7 Cheap Chomps in the City

Brisbane’s Best Bites on a Budget

Brisbane is teeming with delicious eats – but where can you find the best food Brisbane has to offer on a budget? Right in the heart of the city, of course! We’ve found seven of Brisbane’s best cheap eats that will fill you up without starving your wallet. Chomp chomp!

Get Hoppy with these Local Brews

Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder

Get Hoppy with these Local Brews

Here’s some of our newest local brews to tantalize the taste buds, even for the beer hater. When it comes to locally made, aren’t we here in Queensland spoilt for choice? And our beer is continuing to dominate across the country with Gold Coast’s Black Hops winning Champion Small Brewery and Brisbane’s Green Beacon winning Champion Medium Brewery at the Australian International Brewery Awards. In fact there wasn’t a South East Queensland brewery that didn’t win a medal. It’s time to celebrate our award-winning beer.

Best of Brisbane Style and Design Market

All of Your Style and Design Must-Haves for This Winter

Best of Brisbane Style and Design Market

If fashion is your passion and you’re ready to update your wardrobe with stunning statement pieces, the upcoming Indooroopilly Style and Design Market is your dream come true. Forget bundling up on the couch this winter, walking down the street in looks thought up by some of Brisbane’s most cutting-edge designers is a much better idea. Starting this Thursday, for the first time and four days only, get your mitts on your new design and fashion favourites.

Beers for Winners or Losers

The perfect spot for pre-or post Gabba fun

Beers for Winners or Losers

If you’re passionate about local and on the hunt for tasty food and drink, the Brewhouse, Woolloongabba, offers locals and visitors a genuine experience focusing on good food and beer, an awesome location and happy customers. The three ingredients to success!

Word On The Street 112

Say 'YES' to life

Word On The Street 112

Now that we've got mundane Monday out of the way we can focus on the rest of the week, what to do & where to go - Brisbane's a 'sleep when you're dead' kind of city and has plenty of events, eateries, new openings and happenings on offer for you to live (this weeks) life to it's fullest. Catch a bargain, footy game or the mad sweats, whatever you're after, just get out there and grab your life in Bris by the b***s.

Behind Native Interiors

Local Designers | Meet Nikki Stear

Behind Native Interiors

'Tis the season for all things beautiful, this season is highlighting the Best of Brisbane, at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre visit the Style and Design Market from June 7-10 to immerse yourself, to prepare you for what's to come we've met with one of the many featured local designers, Nikki, who will be showcasing her gorgeously ethical artisanal brand, Native Interiors. Make sure to head over to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre to check out her beautiful designs at the upcoming event!

Behind Miss Bliss Treats

Local Artisan | Jacqui Toumbas

Behind Miss Bliss Treats

It's fashion season, and to keep your energy and sustenance up while you shop we've come across one of Brisbane's tastiest healthy snacks! Mark your calendars from the 7th-10th of June for the Best of Brisbane Style & Design Market! To prepare you for what's to come we've met with Jacqui Toumbas, the creator behind Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen and Miss Bliss Treats, who will be showcasing their delectable treats, and wholefood goodness. Make sure to head over to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre to check out their tantalizing treats

6 Hottest June Events

Winter is gonna be lit.

6 Hottest June Events

Winter is coming, but this winter in Brisbane is gonna be lit, baby!

These are 6 of the hottest events happening this month to keep you warm this winter.