Your guide to fun, frivolity, flavour and festivities
The Ekka is fast approaching and with it, you have a decision to make. How to spend your public holiday - will it be an eventful night so you'll use your holiday to recover? Or, are you an early bird looking for a bite to eat before hitting the fairground?
We Aussies love our public holidays, and however you want to spend it, we’ve grabbed the best Brisbane has to offer during the Ekka, and it’s right here for you to decide.
Fireworks, Frivolity and Fun
Now that our warm weather is starting to return (does Queensland actually even get Winter?) and Splendour in the Grass is sadly over (I’m not sobbing, you are), we have no doubt that your festival lovin’ heart is aching for more. There is no need to go into meltdown quite yet because Brisbane is bursting at the seams with festivals that are quite honestly, unmissable!
Underground but not out of sight
The sway of the crowd, the bass bouncing off the walls and into your bones, the smell of beer, the sweat, the passion. Welcome to Brisbane’s Underground Music Scene. Welcome to Sonic Masala Fest.
Let me tell you the story of how one drunken night lead to what’s become a safe haven for the underground punk rock scene of Brisbane.
PRINCE TRIBUTE PARTY
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.
The Master to make a triumphant return for Season finale!
[WIN - QSO tix + Olio pre-show dinner] Want to win two tickets for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and pre-show dinner at Olio Kitchen & Bar – a dinner and show package to the fabulous Maxim Vengerov with the QSO and conductor Alondra de la Parra on Friday 17th November at 7.30pm? Read on…
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DETROIT reunites director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal, the Oscar winning team behind The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. Set against the backdrop of the devastating Detroit riots that took place over five days in the Summer of 1967, after police raided an unlicensed bar in the city’s Near West Side. The confrontation between the police and citizens quickly turned violent, to the point where the Governor was forced to call in the National Guard. When the riots were all over, 43 people were dead, hundreds were injured, thousands were arrested, and many of the city’s buildings had been destroyed. As a result, the riots are widely known as one of the largest citizen uprisings in the United States’ history.
Want to win one of ten double passes? Yes? Well, it's easy peasy...
Is it becoming easier to make your mark on today’s business world
Is it just me or does it seem easier, than ever to turn your business ideas into a reality? We look into how entrepreneur's ideas are becoming a reality!
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A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.
Want to win one of ten double passes to MOTHER!? Of course you do...
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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...
A Bean To Be Reckoned With
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.
Put a Spring in your step
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..
So... we meat again
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!).
Meet Brooke Jesberg
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!).
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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....
The Reality of Online Dating
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...