Top 10 Brisbane Culture On this week 25/04/2021
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10) Train Your Senses
What: A interactive training evening designed to develop the sensory skills of coffee aficionados at any stage in their coffee journey.
Why: Add a drop of sophistication to your stomach acid.
9) 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’.
8) Brisbane RnB Jam
What: Showcasing some of the best artists going around in an environment that suits all music lovers from soul, hip hop, RnB, and just all-round good music. If RnB is your jam then you have come to the right place.
Why: And if it isn’t your jam, come anyway. It’s any place that’s not your house.
7) 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.
6) Bubbles & Oyster Pop-Up
What: There’s no better way to relax and get you in the mood for the weekend than the world’s sexiest apéritif, washed down with a range of delightful Champagnes and sparklings. All you have to do is sit back and indulge with a flight of four glasses of premium bubbles (a generous 60ml of each) with four freshly shucked oysters – two each of natural and Italian vinaigrette. Guaranteed to add a sprinkling of glamour to your evening!
Why: Nothing caps off a year of pandemic-related fear and stress like swallowing a live animal that someone’s just fingered open.
5) Lord Mayor’s City Hall Concerts: Riverside Guitar Ensemble
What: The Riverside Guitar Ensemble is resident at the Queensland Conservatorium and brings together Queensland’s finest young professional guitarists with advanced guitar students from the Conservatorium guitar department. The ensemble has performed extensively in Queensland, and performs under the direction of internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Karin Schaupp, bringing an engaging and eclectic repertoire from classical and contemporary composers to life.
Why: Think back to that time when you nailed Old MacDonald on the guitar and lament your wasted potential.
4) Your Song
What: Tales of heartbreak and hope, of pain and passion, of first loves and final moments, weave through Elton John’s iconic songbook in a provocative new production. Your Song celebrates the unforgettable music of megastar Elton John and the memorable moments it evokes for everyday people. The brand-new show from The Little Red Company (Rumour Has It, Lady Beatle, Christmas Actually) redefines Elton’s biggest songs including Candle in the Wind, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, I’m Still Standing and Tiny Dancer using powerful stories and personal experiences shared by real-life people.
Why: Because that movie just didn’t piss enough money all over the guy.
3) 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.
2) Shreklesque: The Burlesque Parody
What: Shreklesque is an award-winning show that offers its audience a smorgasbord of performance styles including burlesque, drag, musical theatre and even opera. Adapted from the hit 2001 movie Shrek audiences will be treated to a night of frivolity, stunning costumes and performances that will leave them in hysterics.
Why: There is no need for an explanation.
1) Charters Towers Country Music Festival
30th April-2nd May
What: Since 1978, the Charters Towers Country Music Festival has grown to become one of Australia’s largest country music festivals featuring leading professional artists & hosting a country music talent search that has seen the likes of Samantha McClymont & Brendon Walmsley start their careers in the industry.
Why: The best way to experience contemporary country music. In a town far away from the rest of us.