Top 10 Brisbane Culture On this week 28/02/2021
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10) Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival
What: Come and enjoy cooking demonstrations whilst trying some incredible Asian food in the beautiful rainforest surrounds of Spicers Tamarind Retreat. Guests will enjoy five mouth watering Asian dishes and two matching beverages. There will be live entertainment all afternoon and a riesling master class with the Sunshine Coast’s favourite Sommelier, Peter Marchant. Bring a picnic blanket and relax in the sunshine whilst enjoying the amazing tastes of Asia.
Why: Gorge yourself in a secluded area in the mountains, where no one you love can judge you.
9) Diana Doherty & Streeton Tro
What: Acclaimed worldwide for her unparalleled command of a famously tricky instrument, Sydney oboist Diana Doherty makes a rare national tour in 2021. Diana’s delicious, eyes-alight style of performance finds a joyous match with her friends, the Streeton Trio, performing with Diana and alone in masterpieces of the repertory.
Why: Because attending the symphony is a mark of class and intelligence, but attending a one hour performance by a live oboist means you’re the most sophisticated, intellectually complex person in your whole extended family and no one can claim otherwise.
8) Best Wines of 2020 Dinner
What: Enjoy four delicious courses from e’cco bistro Chef Philip Johnson, matched with 20 absolutely superb wines! From Rosé to Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet, Muscat and more!
Why: Get utterly tanked in the name of ‘sophistication’.
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) Queensland Summer Ocean Tasting Degustation
What: Experience a 6 course Summer degustation of Queensland seafood, expertly created by Executive Chef, Andrew McCrea. Each course will be paired with a selection of domestic and international wines for your enjoyment.
Why: Play fancy b**** for a night. Then realise prawns and mushroom foam don’t really stand up to the glory of Heinz and Coles Corn Chips.
5) 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’.
4) 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.
3) 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.
2) Jake Bristow Celebrates Nat King Cole
What: Jake Bristow is one of Queensland’s most engaging and entertaining young pianists and singers. Influenced by the legendary piano/vocal jazz greats of yesteryear, Jake presents a concert in dedication to one of the greatest of them all, Nat King Cole! Route 66, Nature boy and I Love You for Sentimental Reasons are some of the iconic songs that will guide you through a snapshot of Nat’s career.
Why: Because why let a brilliant musician’s recorded opus speak for itself when some white kid named Jake can mangle it for you?
1) Road to Roma Country Music Festival
What: The Club Hotel in Roma is proud to present some of Australia’s leading and hottest upcoming Australian Country Music Artists, in March 2021. Darlinghurst, Andrew Swift, Jayne Denham, Ben Ransom, Bec Lavelle, Angus Gill, Melody Moko and many more bring their award winning music to the City of Roma.
Why: ‘Upcoming’ AND ‘leading’. So…still expect racism.