When in Brisbane..
Whether you love sipping on coffee or booze or, coffee mixed into booze, we've got the perfect hit just for you. Let your taste buds run wild this week as we try new menus, cocktails and heck, we'll even give Cuban cigars a crack. Boring is not a word Brisbane is familiar with. If you don't want to be a (boring) Betty this August, jump on the FUN train with us. First stop.. an espresso martini fest!
Winter is gonna be lit.
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.
New kids on the block
It's a good thing we're always hungry (and thirsty) 'cause this weeks Word On The Street sees the opening of several new, must-try menus, bars and eateries. There's really no excuse for leftovers or baked beans on toast for dinner as the Brisbane restaurant scene has something on offer for everyone, every night! Whether you're on a budget or have a sudden craving for your favourite European summer dish, we promise you'll find what you're looking for right here, in our beloved city. Put down the apron and step away from the fridge, we ain't cooking this week. Want to see the Best of Brisbane, and support local Brisbane based fashion, homewares, accessories, food, arts and crafts? Of course you do... there's a cool new event coming to town...
Fresh air, Kitchen fare 'n' Brissy Flair
Wow, what a week we've got ahead! There's plenty of fun to be had - rain, hail or sun - it's your time to shine. Grab your comfy shoes because we've got plenty of walking to do as we explore free festivals in the city and in the South, rummage through giant garage sales in the West and hunt down captivating performances scattered among Brisbane's nooks and crannies. There's a new foodie haven in town in Newstead also that's going to help you be a master chef in your kitchen. Let's pray the sun shine's again 'cause we're ready to soak up all it's glory by strollin' around the city and exploring what's new and happening in this fine city.
It's time to turn off Netflix and swap the scabby tracksuit for something a little more sophisticated, Brisbane's social scene has turned it up this month with glamorous events happening nearly every weekend. From a boozy girls' day out to fabulous film festivals, date nights at the theatre and dinner under the stars. If you're keen to add a little glitz & glam to your life then read on as we've listed the hottest must-do events for the next few weeks. It's time to sparkle..
Always better together
We're well into the month of February (holy crap) which means more and more events are popping up as the year progresses. Foodie feasts, social gatherings, new openings and must-do calendar celebrations - our diaries are filling up quicker then our stomachs at an all-you-can-eat dumpling buffet. This week, we've listed a few things that would make for great date nights, and whether you're with the gals, lads or lovers, we think there's something suitable for every relationship.
It's cool to be kind
This week we're all about goodwill and giving back! We get so caught up in our day to day lives and can easily forget about the world around us in which so desperately seeks our attention. Whether you reduce, reuse or recycle or, you've actually quit your day job to take on full time environmentalism, every little bit counts and we think your contribution is amazing! There are a number of ways to save a life, the planet and even your sanity and we've listed a few upcoming events that'll help you do so..
Love is in the air
Roses are red, violets are blue, this Valentine’s Day is just for you (and bae) *wink wink
Single and ready to mingle? Or coupled up and feeling the love? Whatever box you tick, we give you a Valentines Guide Nicholas Sparks would be proud of. Whether you want to indulge your sweetheart on February 14, KISS (keep it simple) or go solo and let Cupid work his magic … Here at The Good Guide we want to you to have a fabulous V Day whatever your style. Here is the best of the best, which will be sure to impress!
*Valentine’s Day boycotters you haven’t been forgotten. We’ve got a little somethin' somethin' in here for you as well!
Soak It Up
If you haven't been embracing summer to it's full to potential, now's the time. This week we talk all things fresh, fun and fabulous with a number of kick-ass events happening around town this silly season. From sweet escapes to LOL shows, healthy habits and fragrant festivals, we plan to make the most of the warm weather by overloading our calendars with the hottest new happenings. Ready to fly with us?
Shop Local This Festive Season
Stress less this festive season. If you're anything like us, you put your Christmas shopping off until the very last minute. Your stress levels hit an all time high and you feel like your hair is turning grey. 'Tis the season to be jolly they say? We say, 'tis the season to double up on those anxiety meds. Despite the fact that Christmas can be stressful AF, we do actually wave the festive flag. Once you get past the gift shopping part there's nothing but love to give, joy to feel and good food to eat. We've done the hoop jumping for you this year and came up with a rather cracking, Chrissy gift guide (because no one likes a Christmas Grinch)...
Killer Line-Up of Talent
Brisbane’s debaucherously delightful summer party is back, as Wonderland Festival rolls into Brisbane Powerhouse for 11 salacious nights of revelry from 23 November.
An unrivalled end-of-year carnival of all things wacky and wonderful, this year’s Wonderland Festival serves up a seductive feast of more than 25 events.
Celebrates Ausmusic Month
A heady combination of rock royalty, impressive debutantes and home grown favourites are among 332 Australian artists performing at this year’s Woodford Folk Festival, in a celebration of the depth of musical talent from across the country.
Australian Premiere by Brisbane French Theatre
Brisbane French Theatre is proud to present, in an Australian premiere, the Parisian hit play ‘Simone says’ (original French title ‘Et pendant ce temps, Simone veille!’), an hilarious show which revisits the evolution of women's condition in France from the 1950s until today.
One step forward, two steps back
Oh Brisbane, you really are something. On one corner, you can take us back in time with your beautiful, heritage listed buildings and on the other, we can feel like we've zipped into the future with your impeccable architecture and modern flair. We love being able to jump between the two so easily and we're totally spoilt for choice with outdoor cinemas to classic picture houses, historic pubs to seasonal pop-up bars and everything else in between. Whatever the mood, Brissy's got you covered.
One of three double passes
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...