Top 10 Brisbane Culture On this week 27/12/2020
Kick a toddler in the face, then resolve to be a better person in 2021. Make the system work for you.
5) Van Gogh Museum: Livestream Art Tour
What: Experience an online/virtual tour of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Van Gogh Museum holds the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings and drawings, plus works by many other artists including Monet, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and more. There’ll be a live discussion concerning how the museum’s paintings and drawings compare and contrast with well-known items at other museums and the context of these works in Vincent’s life and legacy.
Why: Observe the manic spatter of the mentally ill without having to visit your family.
4) Carbon8 Campfire Film Festival
What: Get your regeneratively grown popcorn ready to celebrate all the wonderful films about regenerative agriCULTURE and regenerative communities. Be inspired by a deep conversation with three extraordinary women who have made a deep impact with the work they do on the global stage in connecting to their ancestral wisdom. Dr Vandana Shiva, the protector of Biological and Cultural Diversity, Dr Anne Poelina. a Nyikina Traditional Custodian from Australia and Diane Longboat, a traditional teacher from Six Nations Grand River Territory, Canada. These wisdom keepers straddle worlds, combining deep knowledge of place and kin, of big picture systems and ecology with new learnings and bring with them a huge range of knowledge and expertise. The interview will follow with the screening of Three Sisters – Women of High Degree – seven years in the making with conversations between three Yimardoowarra Marninil, Nyikina women from the Fitzroy River, Lucy Marshall, Jeannie Wabi, and Anne Poelina, and French-Australian filmmaker Magali McDuffie.
Why: If the phrase “get your regeneratively grown popcorn ready” didn’t immediately romance you, you might not need to hate yourself as much as you think you do.
3) Beats Antique: New Year’s Eve in The Virtual Mushroom
What: Beats Antique is an Oakland based group featuring Zoe Jakes, David Satori, and Sidecar Tommy, which has stumbled down the rabbit hole and emerged anew on the other side. The band forges a curious alliance between middle eastern traditions and potent west coast circus, underground hip hop, breakbeat brass band, downtempo, glitch and dubstep. Ring in the new year live with your fellow Beats Freaks!
Why: Thought the hipster era would die with the end of the 2010s? You were wrong. An even stronger mutant strain has emerged.
2) NYE Comedy Mega Show
What: Experience the 2021 return of a special evening of comedy, this time online, so now the whole world can get in on the action! Help say goodbye to 2020 and bring in 2021! Featuring comedy by Reggie Watts (The Late Late Show), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Natasha Leggero (Another Period), Moshe Kasher (Endless Honeymoon Special and Podcast), Andrew Michaan (Podcast But Outside) and Brent Weinbach (Gangster Party Line).
Why: Come for Fred Armisen; take a s*** during Reggie Watts.
1) New Year’s Eve International Global Gala
What: 2020 has been a year like never before. This New Year’s Eve, it’s time to circle the globe and touch countries from all continents to make this a truly worldwide welcome into 2020! At this event, the choice is yours with a number of virtual rooms in a single ZOOM experience. Feel free to virtually travel from room to room. Perhaps you want to experience Caribbean dancing in one room. Or, perhaps you want to partake in trivia in another. Maybe virtual karaoke is your style! Or, you want to watch a magic show. It is up to you! With everything from Oktoberfest to Bollywood to Tchaikovsky, there’s something for everyone!
Why: Why do one thing you actually enjoy when you could do several things about which you feel indifferent bordering on disdainful? Perfect practice for the upcoming year.
5) Brunch With Bite
What: Tired of vanilla Sundays? Spice things up at Cloudland’s Brunch with Bite. It’s a brunch that promises to be deliciously naughty, and at the same time, delightfully nice. So, slip into something more comfortable, wrap your arms around your guy and gal pals, and get on down. Then sink your teeth into something off-the-wall different, and something with a little bit of bite. Arrive ready to be entertained by the riotous and risqué as you indulge in a banquet brunch that is as decadent as it is divine! Each week your hosts BeBe Gunn and LuLu Lemans will guide you through shows, games with fabulous prizes, and some very special VIP guests!
Why: For those not emotionally secure enough to admit they just want to be pissed by 11am.
4) Illusions Magic Show
What: Imagine a date night or family night where you are on the Gold Coast in Broadbeach, you attend a world class magic spectacular with 5 star seating and surrounds, waiting service that is second to none, seeing an intimate yet brilliant show where you’ll witness what you and your guests will describe as nothing but real magic. Your watch may suddenly disappear, items levitate in the air, or your mobile phone suddenly appears inside a bottle from your table. You have entered Matt Hollywood’s amazing world of magic and illusions. See you at the show for a night of mind blowing and award winning magic.
Why: Voilà! A hundred bucks and 180 minutes of your fleeting existence…gone!
3) Rumble! Thunderdome
What: Experience New Year’s Eve game show like no other as you enter the Rumble Thunderdome! Six famous contenders will take to the stage in a battle royale filled with performance, games, and improvised chaos. Featuring some of the world’s most sought after entertainers, special guests, as well as your classic Rumble crew, go on a post-apocalyptic journey in the lead up to the new year!
Why: Honestly, we’re not quite sure what this actually is. But it seems to be something so loud that you don’t have to make conversation with your accompanying friends or loved ones.
2) New Year’s Eve Dinner Party in the Pavilion
What: See out 2020 in style with The Ville’s New Year’s Eve Dinner Party in the Pavilion! Bring on 2021 and say goodbye to 2020 with a three course meal and full bar, and enjoy one of the best views of Townsville’s fireworks from the Ville lawns. With live entertainment by Stylus Crew.
Why: Eat and drink till you no longer remember you’re in Townsville.
1) New Year’s Eve Garden Party
What: See the year out with a burst of floral colour! Join The Sound Garden for their New Year’s Eve celebrations as they team up with Veuve Clicquot to bring you an event not to be missed. A garden party like no other, with canapés, signature cocktails and live music all with a French garden party theme. The hanging gardens will have many more additions to bring you a garden party experience like no other. Dress to impress, be prepared to fawn over the foliage and be transported to another world within Fortitude Valley.
Why: “Fawn over the foliage” is the most creative way someone’s phrased “hugging a tree for support as you puke microgreens and vodka into a pot plant”.