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Win Tix to 'An Octoroon'

One of three double passes

Win Tix to 'An Octoroon'

Described by Ben Brantley of The New York Times as “this decade’s most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today”, the Australian premiere of the powerful stage story An Octoroon by brilliant playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins will take place in Brisbane on Thursday September 21.

A Queensland Theatre and Brisbane Festival co-production, An Octoroon will run through to October 8 in the Bille Brown Studio in South Bank.

Want to win one of 3 x doubles to the preview show on Saturday 16 July at 7:30pm? Of course you do. Read on...

Blackstar Coffee

A Bean To Be Reckoned With

Blackstar Coffee

Brighten up your mornings with one of Brisbane’s most well–loved coffee spots! Located on a seemingly quiet street in West End, a suburb saturated with cafés, Blackstar Coffee serves outstanding specialty coffee with in–house roast blends, charming even the least of coffee fanatics. From the first glug, you’ll be sent into a trance, arousing your senses, and by the end of your last sip, you’ll be smacking your lips, ready to conquer the universe. Caffeine worshippers, this is one place you absolutely shouldn’t miss out on.

Word On The Street #76

Put a Spring in your step

 Word On The Street #76

There's a new season upon us which means hot new openings and events to attend. Warmer weather means chilled beverages, healthy eating, fresh tunes, fun with friends and the great outdoors. Get the gang together and learn how to create your own killer cocktails or build-your-own fresh AF poke bowls this season. There's lots to see and do so why not put a Spring in your step, and get to it..

Fathers Day at Cha Cha Char

So... we meat again

Fathers Day at Cha Cha Char

So... we meat again. Father's Day is traditionally a day of (burnt) breakfast in bed and carefully selected (but hardly ever worn) ties. However, whether it's his first or his fortieth, there's always time to start a new tradition and treat Dad to something special. Something he really wants. Spoil his taste-buds and senses, and delight in the good life. He’s worth it (and so are you!).

Behind Brooklyn Beauty Bar

Meet Brooke Jesberg

Behind Brooklyn Beauty Bar

The Good Guide is here to celebrate local is lovely. What makes a place so unique is her people. We meet the beauty and brains behind Brooklyn Beauty Bar, (BBB) the one and only Brooke Jesberg. Driven, dedicated to exceptional customer service and a smooth operator (BBB serve gin, cocktails and champagne). You'll fall in love with this local business and if you are not a regular already, become one. You can thank us later. BBB is your new BFF (with lots of benefits!).

Win Tix To Valerian

One of Ten Double Passes

Win Tix To Valerian

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (French: Valérian et la Cité des mille planètes) is a 2017 English-language French 3D science fiction action-adventure epic film, written and directed by Luc Besson, and co-produced by Besson and his wife, Virginie Besson-Silla.

Want to win one of ten double in-season passes to this movie? Read on my friend....

Tinder-ellas & Tinder-fellas

The Reality of Online Dating

Tinder-ellas & Tinder-fellas

Goodbye long-lasting romance and hello quick flings. Modern life dating is fast, confusing and totally sucks. We live in a generation where smart phone's are attached to our hips, giving us access to whatever we want, when we want - including relationships...

The Perfect Sunday

On a Winters Day in Brisbane

The Perfect Sunday

Winter in Brisbane is such a special time of year. The sky seems to shine extra blue; basking in the suns rays will warm you, not burn you; and the crisp mornings and nights make us Brisbanites so excited that we can actually wear those jumpers buried at the bottom of our wardrobe.

To me, the perfect Sunday on a winters day in Brisbane includes lots of food, trying out as many new restaurants, cafes and bars as possible, a wine or two, a dose of nature, and a good dose of sunshine.

Here are the top five picks for each time of the day …

Word On The Street #70

We'll drink to that..

Word On The Street #70

If you're as thirsty as us on a Friday afternoon (or heck, even a Wednesday), then read on as this weeks Word On The Street talks all things booze. If you haven't heard, Brisbane's getting it's very own Espresso Martini Festival, boutique bottle shop and is throwing one hell of a birthday bash for the Queen Of Pop..

How to Look Sexy and Elegant at Your Wedding

Simple tips to embrace your sexy side while remaining graceful

How to Look Sexy and Elegant at Your Wedding

In life, there are few days more significant than your wedding day. You’ve found a spark with someone, it has grown into a flame, and now, you’re going to make it official for all the world to see. As the bride, you no doubt want to look your sexiest and most elegant.

Hitting these markers is easier than you might imagine. Don’t buy into the false belief that looking and feeling sexy is somehow inappropriate for weddings. Sexy is a powerful state of mind and you deserve to experience it on your special day. By following a few simple tips, you can embrace your sexy side while remaining the picture of grace and elegance

5 Places to Get Your Ramen Fix

Brisbane's best authentic Japanese noodles (Ramen)

5 Places to Get Your Ramen Fix

If the way to a persons heart is through their stomach, then Ramen gets the job done on the first bite. Obtaining authentic Japanese noodles may seem exclusively only holiday goers, boasting on their statuses that authentic is best. Quite frankly, we couldn't agree more. If counting your frequent flyer points has your heart sinking then read on, because here at The Good Guide we’ve explored where to get your noodle fix back on home turf.

Queensland Music Festival 2017

Opens with a bang in Brisbane and beyond

Queensland Music Festival 2017

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.

Word On The Street #67

Oui to life

Word On The Street #67

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..

Behind Brisbane's Best Vintage

How Can You Keep A Secret Source Their Fashion

Behind Brisbane's Best Vintage

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....

Behind The Manhattan Line

Meet Travis McKenna

Behind The Manhattan Line

The Good Guide is here to celebrate local is lovely. What makes a place so unique is her people. We meet the mover and shaker, and party maker, the one and fabulously only.... (drum roll please).... Travis McKenna from The Manhattan Line. Things are hotting up at The Manhattan Line as they launch more venues and take it next level. Good times ahead....