All the ingredients for a good time
Take a big whiff of the air and fill your nostrils with the scent of sticky sweet fairy floss, Strawberry ice cream, and dagwood dogs. To your left, men and women wearing Akubra hats, to your right little kids running around with giant show bags. Yes, the Ekka is here! Whether you plan on bracing the crowds at the showgrounds or planning on having a quiet one in, here's our curated list of what's on in Brissy this week.
Whiskey, Wine, Cocktails and Everything Nice
So many bars, so little time. If you must go, pick only one. Nah, who are we kidding? Follow our quest, take our lead, we’ve picked out Brisbane’s cream of the crop, and we’re taking you along! Enjoy drinks after dark in the most exquisite bars ‘round town. Come along now…
Your go to guide for grooving along to live music in your local hub
Hey movers and shakers! We’re giving you the much needed low-down on the hottest live music venues in Brisbane, The Gold Coast and The Sunshine Coast. Whether you want to grab your crew and enjoy a chilled Sunday arvo brew or you want to spend your Saturday nights getting sweaty rock’n’roll style in a buzzing mosh, we’ve got you covered. From local legends to world-famous acts and everything in between!
The Ekka is all grown up... just like you
Move over kids, there's still plenty of fun to be had. Formally known as the Royal Queensland Show, each year the country mingles with the city. Most Queenslanders have a fond memory of the Ekka from their childhood. But now, it's time to make new memories. There's more to the exhibition than showbags and strawberry sundaes. It's time to revisit the Ekka, with your adult glasses on.
There’s a party for everyone.
The array of arts and culture at Brisbane Festival will give you plenty of reasons to party, groove and sway the month away. Whether you want to head into the Valley for a few drinks and a party with your mates, or head into South Bank for some relaxing RNB, there’s something on offer for everyone.
Nom-worthy Spots for Brisbane's Night Owls
For all you night owls out there, we’ve all been there – you’re in the mood for munching, but you’ve got no idea what’s open at this ungodly hour. Let’s be honest, in Brisbane it’s tough to find decent outlets open past 9pm. If you’re in need of a piping hot bowl of soup, a caffeine boost or something to satisfy that sweet spot after a late night movie, we’re here to help. Featuring a myriad of cuisines, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Psst… there’s even fried chicken and beer!
The Australian Tour You've been waiting for
Hans Zimmer: composer, icon, touring! Yes, it’s true; the long awaited return of Grammy-award winning composer and artist Hans Zimmer is finally here. After a truly amazing tour all over the place in 2017, the German composer will grace our stages again this year, with a new show, ‘Hans Zimmer Live’.
Old-fashioned showgirl glamour and Parisian brilliance
Three nights of glamour, glitter and all things seductively Parisian. In just a few weeks Cabaret De Paris is coming to make Brisbane sizzle during the winter. That's right; the glamorous Parisian revue show is returning with their biggest cast ever!
Live, loud and loving it | Gigs you can’t miss
If you know what’s what here in Brisbane, then you know that whatever music you dig you’re bound to find the right gig at The Tivoli (aka The Tiv)! This year is no exception, so with out further adieu, here’s the low down on what’s hip, hot and happening in the coming months…
Who you should be checking out this year!
That’s right baby: Splendour in the Grass is back again! This year, it’s party, party, party. With a line up that just gets better and better every year, there’s no way you can go wrong with Splendour! In 2019, some of the hottest names in the industry are going out of their way to visit one of Australia’s fav party festival spots, and you don’t want to miss out.
Indulge in all things party with this 80s Funk n Disco
It's time to party like there's no tomorrow! And how better to do it than at a The Blue Room 80s Fun n Disco with music from the one and only Prince!
Sip Sip Hooray | Celebrate Good Times Style
Hey, hey! It’s ya Birthday! Time to celebrate at some of the best venues in town, but where to go? Don’t you worry, we’ve taken the fun of planning your Birthday bash/dinner to a whole new level. We’ve curated a list of ALL the best places to celebrate your Birthday this year – and to make it easier for you, separated them by category so all you need to do is pick one! Here’s to one hell of a Birthday Dinner!
Take more chances, Dance more dances
This week's word on the street is dedicated to the movers and shakers, the disco goers and boogie babes. We've got some exciting stuff lined up this May that'll surely get your foot tapping and your bodies groovin'. But don't worry, we've made sure we've got some stuff for our Brissy foodies and beauty enthusiasts.
It's a good week to have a good week
We're back to a regular work week, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Who says you can't work hard and play harder? With all the thing happening this week we assure you, you're in for a treat.
Go to Infinity & Beyond with Disney on Ice
Knock, Knock, childhood is calling. It’s time to release your inner kid and be swept away to the land of Disney with Mickey and his crew. Disney on Ice promises to be an interactive event for all the family, and let’s face it, you’re way more excited than the kids.