Opens with a bang in Brisbane and beyond
Queensland Music Festival (QMF) 2017, the first delivered by Artistic Director Katie Noonan, opens with a spectacular lineup of events from Friday 7 July that will span the entire state and range of music persuasions.
Katie Noonan said she was super excited to see the state come alive from 7 to 30 July and to share her first festival with fellow Queenslanders.
Oui to life
Parlesz vous le Français? This weeks Word On The Street really has a certain je ne sais quoi about it. Okay, so we're not French but are happy to support our snail eating friends celebrate Bastille Day on Friday, July 14 - a day representing freedom, equality and fraternity. Unfortunately, us Brisbanites are not lucky enough to score the day off, but the city has planned some pretty cool celebrations..
More than a coffee maker
A barista is more then someone who just makes your morning brew - they're your sunrise saviour, your shrink, your confidant and a bloody good multi-tasker we might add. Occasionally, when we find ourselves struggling to adult, a little heart to heart with our latte making friends seems to be just what the doctor ordered. There's nothing wrong with off-loading a little of life's dramas onto a near stranger, right? Heck we do it, coffee and a free therapy session sounds like a typical Monday for us.
How Can You Keep A Secret Source Their Fashion
Emily Jane and Ajanta Willert, the dynamic duo behind Woolloongabba's coolest bar, Can You Keep A Secret serve a mean martini and a sexy side of vintage in this eclectic haven of old-world treasures. We get the low down, and down low of what they are about and how they source their vintage. Let's hear from Emily Jane....
Anywhere Theatre Festival | May 5th
One of the highlights of this year's Anywhere Theatre Festival is undoubtedly Cluedo! The Interactive Game. It's an ambitious immersive theatre production set on the Kookaburra Queen capturing the essence of the 1930s with a live jazz band and guests are encouraged to dress the part.
5 Reasons You Need To Experience A European Summer
Don't let your Summer stories end! Create new sun-filled experiences by hopping over to Europe in mid-2017. Five reasons why a must-do for anyone that wants to keep their Summer fling alive. This will help you plan your ultimate trip.
Go A*P*E on 9 May at Saccharomyces
Comedy Commentary Cinema returns on May 9th to Saccharomyces Beer Cafe in South Brisbane from 7-9pm. If you're unfamiliar with the concept, they book comedians in to trash-talk over trashy film screenings. This time around they’ve got the impro stalwarts Luke Rimmelzwaan and Brittany White joining the hosts Steven Morgan and Kristian Fletcher. It’s the ultimate interactive cinema experience.
BY JAN POWERS FARMERS MARKETS’
Jan Powers Farmers Markets Sammy Power has shared her top flavour and food trends for 2017; with buying and supporting locally grown produce remaining the number one priority.
Love at First Bite | Brisbane Food Edition
Single and ready to mingle? Or a couple and all loved up? Whatever your status, we give you the best of what Brisbane has to offer this Valentine’s Day. Indulge this February 14 with the one you love, or love being solo and perhaps cupids arrow will strike. After all, ‘love is in the air’ - (John Paul Young sings it best to get you in the mood)…
The Bold & The Beautiful
With more happening than day time television this week, let’s celebrate all that’s bold and beautiful in Brisbane. Action, romance and fancy feasts will seduce you into wanting more, more, more….
Aussie Aussie Aussie
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie. Oi, oi,oi… have you heard, Australia Day is fast approaching us and plans must be locked and loaded.
“This calls for BBQ shapes and a bottle of Bailey’s.” - Kath and Kim.
Or for us lucky Brisbanite’s the humble snag and backyard cricket match is easily one upped, with the vast array of happenings set for the Brisbane Hood. A day off to enjoy the beauty of the country. Whilst the backyard barbie, will always remain a classic, why not shake it off a little, true TayTay style and head on down to some of the cool kids on the block.
InspireCycle | Mind, Sweat & Gears
Get tips from Jake Harrison on spin classes here...
Meet Phillip Lagoinha
The Good Guide is here to celebrate local is lovely. What makes a place so unique is her people. We get behind Teneriffe’s iconic salon Studio Ash Hair, and meet the stylish and very fabulous Phillip Lagoinha to see what drives him, his favourite Brisbane places and what his life philosophy is.
Festivals, Flirting & Fun
September continues and so do the awesome events and openings in Brisbane, some of them in places we’ve always known about but never really had the time to check out. That could change this week, with the two openings of a new café and bar, an after dark experience and trip back in time with a famous playwright. Did we mention how thirsty we are getting with the weather hotting up? Thankfully Oktoberfest is coming to quench our thirsts. Getting ready to embrace our inner German!
The perfect patch of grass
These warm Spring days allow for people to be found lounging around at Brisbane’s parks and gardens, soaking up the sun and indulging in one of life’s most simple yet lovely outings – the picnic. Good food (with a sneaky wine), combined with good company on a beautifully manicured green makes for the perfect relaxing afternoon for adults and the kids. Here are The Good Guide’s favourite picnicking spots around Brisbane to help you plan your next picnic outing.