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News You Can Use: Eight Things That Happened in Brisbane This Week

Here's what caught our attention over the last seven days.
By Sarah Ward
May 20, 2022
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    DAMN: Kendrick Lamar Is Bringing His New World Tour Down Under This December

    The Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper is headed to Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland to close out his new 'The Big Steppers' tour.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Langham Is the Gold Coast's Soon-to-Open New Five-Star Hotel with Direct Beachfront Access

    Featuring 17 different types of rooms — and gorgeous ocean views — the 339-suite hotel will open its doors in mid-June.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Hustle Boxing Has Opened Its First Nightclub-Style Queensland Workout Studio in Fortitude Valley

    If you like your fitness sessions to feel like a night on the town, this Sydney favourite has just set up shop in Brisbane.

  • Food & Drink

    Top Barcelona Bar Paradiso Has Brought Its Acclaimed and Inventive Cocktails to W Brisbane

    The Spanish spot was named the third-best bar in the world in 2021 — and you can now sip its creative tipples, including one served in a treasure chest, without heading overseas.

  • Food & Drink

    Now Open: Given Terrace Favourite Nota Has Expanded Next Door with a European-Style Wine Bar

    You can now stop by the Paddington spot for a glass of vino from its five-metre wall of wine — paired with oysters, fish sandwiches and cheeseburger spring rolls.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Woodford Folk Festival Will Finally Return This Summer for Its First End-of-Year Fest in Three Years

    Mark December 27–January 1 in your diary — southeast Queensland's huge end-of-year festival is back.

  • Food & Drink

    Now Open: The Lodge Is James Street's Luxe New Bar and Restaurant From NZ Clothing Label Rodd & Gunn

    Sat inside an old Queenslander, this Fortitude Valley newcomer is serving up blue crab spaghetti, buttered bug rolls and grilled rock lobster — and boasts a dedicated cocktail room.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Toombul and Its Neon-Lit Food Precinct Won't Be Reopening as They Stood Before This Year's Floods

    The northside precinct's future is currently being reassessed — but developer Mirvac won't be reinstating the centre to how it was before the flooding damage.

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