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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, including swim-up bar parties, impressive makeovers and new boozy game bars.
By Sarah Ward
December 09, 2022
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jet Black Cat Music's Nine Lives Block Party Is Returning to The Tivoli in 2023 Headlined by Angel Olsen 

    Crumb, Drugdealer and Mdou Moctar will also hit the stage at this day-long festival, which returns for its third year.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Jetstar's Latest Huge Sale Is Slinging $39 Domestic Flights and $175 International Fares

    Score discounted flights to Japan, Hawaii, Thailand, Bali and more — because the airline knows you're already thinking about your post-Christmas vacation.

  • Travel & Leisure

    One Airbnb to Rule Them All: Hobbiton Is Opening for Overnight Stays for the First Time Ever

    Calling all 'Lord of the Rings' fans: you'll be able to slumber like you're in Middle-earth, then tuck into second breakfast and elevenses, at this most precious of Airbnb listings.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sunset Cinema Is Touring the East Coast for Another Summer (and Autumn) of Movies Under the Stars

    This openair cinema is setting up in leafy spots in Canberra, Sydney, Wollongong, Mt Martha, Melbourne and Brisbane.

  • Food & Drink

    GPO Hotel's $7-Million-Plus Revamp Will Open in Early 2023 Complete with a New Food and Wine Venue

    Sommelier Alan Hunter, also ex-General Manager of OTTO Brisbane, will oversee the new contemporary dining venue, with Richard Ousby as Executive Chef.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Westin Brisbane Is Hosting a Summer-Long Amalfi-Themed Beach Club at Its Luxe Swim-Up Pool Bar

    Brisbane's only swim-up pool bar is opening to the public for summer splashes, complete with seafood, spritzes and DJs spinning tunes.

  • Food & Drink

    Now Open: Hijinx Hotel Is Surfers Paradise's New OTT (and Nostalgia-Fuelled) Challenge Room Bar

    Ready for prime kidulting fun, Archie Brothers and Holey Moley have also set up shop in the new Gold Coast entertainment precinct.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Museum of Brisbane's New (and Free) 'Play Moves' Exhibition Is Filled with Art You Can Interact With

    The City Hall museum is hosting its largest participatory exhibition to-date, featuring a giant loom you can weave on, an 80s office full of dancing pot plants and a fur-lined bathtub you can sit in.

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