Top 10 Brisbane Culture On this week 21/02/2021
No shirt, no shoes, but you better wear a damn mask.
10) Japanese Taiko Drumming Workshop
What: Toko-ton Taiko offers an authentic Japanese cultural music experience, respecting and being grounded in the traditions while exploring its endless possibilities. Experience a Taiko drumming workshop at Jumping Goats Bar.
Why: This is a decent future anecdote.
What: Immerse yourself in a mecca for creative expression as CreativeMornings Brisbane gives stage to Ruby Yeh – Taiwanese Australian ceramic maker. Under the theme Divergent, Ruby will discuss her work, ideas, collaboration with local dancer – Anita Perng, and Singaporean musician – Namira Rasman, during COVID. Join the morning session for free coffee, brekky and inspiration.
Why: Free food.
8) Hey Felicia! A Drag and Dine Musical
What: Experience a night of fabulous glitz and glamour as the crew behind Brunch With Bite introduces a unique way to Drag & Dine in Brisbane, starring not 1, not 2, but FIVE iconic Brisbane Drag Queens who bring to life songs from the greatest musicals ever produced! Get set to see, hear and feel all the iconic gay anthems that have created the ultimate playlist for our generation alongside a delicious menu and a full bar!
Why: Nothing helps a greasy mound of bacon and cheap champagne go down like a powerful rendition of ‘I Feel Pretty’.
7) Gin Degustation
What: Explore the world of gin & food pairings with an evening of delightful treats as Dutch Courage hosts a Gin Degustation Dinner. Featuring five elegant dishes by Head Chef Shaun Langdon paired with matching gin drinks created by Bar Manager Reanna Gray-Smith, this event is an opportunity for a little midweek indulgence with a special companion.
Why: Annihilate your liver fancy-style.
6) CHROMATIC WALLS
What: The Chromatic Walls Art Exhibition will be held on the 21.02.2021. There will be two sessions. All artists will be at both sessions! An explosion of Brisbane art, a live DJ and a true celebration of creatives.
Why: All your contemporary art needs for the year in one handy, alcohol-assisted session.
5) Opening Celebration for ‘OCCURRENT AFFAIR: proppaNOW’
What: Celebrate the launch of the University of Queensland Art Museum’s creative program Union with the opening of exhibitions OCCURRENT AFFAIR by the proppaNOW Collective, including Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Richard Bell, Megan Cope, Jennifer Herd, Gordon Hookey and Laurie Nilsen (guest curated by Amanda Hayman and Troy Casey, Blaklash Creative). The ‘Union’ creative program also includes The City of Ladies by Zanny Begg and Elise McLeod and DEMOS by Andreas Angelidakis. Together, these exhibitions and projects address ideas of union through the lens of common purpose, rearticulation, dissensus, and collective action.
Why: We can’t deny the product fits the brief. The common purpose of everyone at this exhibition is to be able to bring up in conversation that they went to a contemporary art exhibition.
4) Menagerie: Live
What: Menagerie is a new funk and soul collective made up of seasoned Brisbane musos. Songstress & ivory-tinkler Gracie Mack is joined by powerhouse vocalists Georgia Mackay (KAYSO GRANDE) and Melanie Galletly (Willis & the Lovely Ones) in this 6-piece female led band. With a strong focus on tight vocal harmony, Menagerie re-imagines funk classics and pens originals inspired by artists like The Meters, Hiatus Kaiyote, Jon Cleary & Moonchild.
Why: Funk is generally intolerable and they write their own stuff. The hipster credit here is off the charts.
3) Tyler Cooney Quartet
What: The Tyler Cooney Quartet is a Guitar-Saxophone Quartet that aims to create gripping and exciting music through ensemble interaction, interesting compositions, and intensity in each member’s playing. On the 25th of February, the Quartet will be playing mostly original tunes at JMI Live.
Why: Get in on this one quick before Netflix comes out with a new mini-series about some chick with access to several hundred different outfits who also happens to play the trumpet or something.
What: Sample a slice of Asian culture at this year’s BrisAsia Festival with a rich range of extraordinary live entertainment, outdoor activity and healthy and active events to enjoy. The BrisAsia Festival is a month-long celebration of Asian culture which is embedded in diversity, creativity and inclusion. This year’s festival highlights include: Bush Kindy Japanese Kamishibai storytelling and crafts, BrisAsia Bizaar, a destination of Asian culture inspired by food, art, and performance, BrisAsia Food Festival, BrisAsia Sound performances and Lunar New Year!
Why: We’re nearly out of the infectious woods. Time to press our bodies together in several venues and feed each other exotic foods!
1) Brisbane Holi: Festival of Colours
What: Holi is one of the most widely and also the most enthusiastically celebrated festivals of India. When this festival is around the corner, people from all parts of the country, belonging to different religions, communities, and walks of life choose to forget their differences as they come together to share their happiness and joy in the spirit of inclusiveness by putting colors on each other in the most playful, cheerful manner possible. Brisbane Holi celebrates the spirit of inclusiveness by inviting everyone to be a part of this multicultural festival which will also act as the most perfect platform to build stronger relationships between various communities from across the continents.
Why: Smear particulates all over each other responsibly.