Top 10 Brisbane Culture On this week 06/06/2021
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10) Life Out Loud: Wrecked
What: Life Out Loud is all about the art of storytelling. Come along and listen to real people telling real stories. From first timers to seasoned speaking professionals, these are people from all walks of life telling their stories. Tonight’s Theme: WRECKED: Stories about rust and ruin.
Why: Because your friends and loved ones don’t bore you enough.
9) Graze Lunch
What: Cloudland’s Graze is the only way to ‘lunch’ on a Saturday afternoon and it’s back for a big summer event! Step out and settle in with a grazing-style lunch menu, featuring bottomless beverages. Nestle into Cloudland’s urban oasis and indulge yourself this weekend.
Why: It says something about the non-pandemic-related consequences of living in the 21st Century that at first we thought the last sentence in the above description contained a nonsensical trademark violation of a mass slavery outfit.
8) Gin Therapy
What: Forget retail therapy. Gin Therapy is better for you…and more fun! Select 4 gins from the special Gin Therapy menu and receive ice & Fever Tree tonic to make your own mini G&Ts! To help you navigate your selection, tasting notes will be provided so you’ll be an expert in no time! On top of that, indulge in a cheese board featuring your choice of two of pave d’affinois double cream, Quickes cloth cheddar and Berrys Creek Tarwin blue plus lavosh, quince, dried fruit & grapes.
Why: Double cream cheese and four different kinds of gin. It’s an interesting reversal. Therapy before the life-threatening medical condition.
7) It’s Ok To Scream
What: A playful, chaotic, fucked and colourful artistic celebration of our truly absurd existence.
Why: You heard ‘em. Liven up that art gallery with a few sound effects.
What: Brought to you by hosts and musical comedians Sophie Banister and Thien Pham, BRISBARET is a variety night bringing you a smorgasbord of local talent. From singer songwriters to stand up comedians, from dance to drag, from sketch comedy to poets to musicians to who knows what, you will be bestowed with the finest short instalments of art, frivolity and entertainment by the best brislebrities Sophie could find that month.
Why: Saturday Night Live just won’t die.
5) Refrain to Sustain
What: Refrain to Sustain investigates the fast fashion industry and its impact on the environment and workers. This performance is a walkthrough experience, and all patrons are advised that there will not be seats available during the performance.
Why: This s*** sounds fancy. Make sure you wear your Sunday best!
4) Posthuman Genetic Legacies
What: At this inaugural Australian Leonardo/ISAST LASER Talk, Dr Svenja J. Kratz and Professor Dietmar Hutmacher will discuss their collaboration for the Posthuman Genetic Legacies project, a recipient of the prestigious ANAT Synapse Residency for 2021. Posthuman Genetic Legacies will examine the scientific potential and legal implications of securing alternative genetic offspring via biotechnological intervention.
Why: A terrifying vision of three hours of your life.
3) Big Band Cabaret Dinner and Show
What: The Big Band Cabaret Dinner and Show pays homage to the speakeasy, grand music halls of a bygone era and is fittingly set within Cloudland’s newly renovated Rose Room. Each show features a swinging stage performance by one of the resident big bands and vocal supremes, with show-stopping performances from our burlesque ensemble and some special guests! Sit back, savour and enjoy what is a celebration of the golden-age of music.
Why: A fully legal speakeasy in 2021 when Ryan Reynolds has his own gin brand, in the Rose Room. Pretend.
2) Crows Nest Country Music Festival
11th & 12th June
What: A celebration of country music and bush poets.
Why: Mostly guns and domestic violence. Should be a hoot.
1) Sonic Beethoven
What: Modern Australian works for flute and piano collide with boisterous Beethoven, as young soloists Alex Raineri and Jonathan Henderson continue their ongoing collaboration with an exuberant recital of music bursting with inventiveness and imagination.
Why: An orgy of pointlessness.