Top 10 things On in Brisbane this week 16/06/2019
This week will end not with a whimper but a giggle. The whimpering will happen around midweek with the amount of Whisky you’ll be downing.
10) Sips of Seppelts’ Wine Tasting
What: Rob Wilkins presents an evening of sampling some of the finest drops from the Victorian region. The evening’s featured wines will include: Seppelt Salinger Select Cuvee NV, Seppelt Drumborg Riesling, Seppelt Jaluka Chardonnay, Seppelt One Mile Drive Shiraz, Seppelt St Peters Shiraz and Seppelt Original Sparkling Shiraz. As always, delicious personal tasting platters will be served to complement the wines.
Why: Nothing curbs the guilt of binge-drinking like the words ‘finest’ and ‘region’.
9) Strange Bird in the Strangers’ Dining Room
What: Queensland Parliament is pleased to invite you to enjoy an evening of alternative Granite Belt wines and regionally sourced flavours prepared by the Parliament House Chefs.Savour the ambience of the historic Strangers’ Dining Room whilst sampling key varieties from the ‘Strange Bird’ Granite Belt wine selection, paired with an indulgent degustation menu.
Why: Getting pissed in Parliament is no longer just for those pretending to represent the electorate.
8) Glow in the Dark Paint Party!
What: A unique experience designed to bring out the kid in you! With the lights off, great music, and glow paint on your brush, you are ready to party! A great way to release stress and enjoy together with the family in a beautiful multi-media art space, featuring Glow-in-the-dark Painting, Dance Music, & Light Projections.
Why: We’re not sure where or how the organisers of this event grew up, but we don’t think paying 70 dollars to paint crap on walls is something our childhood selves would have been able to even conceive of.
7) An Orchestral Rendition of Dr. Dre: 2001
What: For the first time ever Concept Eventz, teamed with Alternative Symphony, Australia, is giving you the chance to experience DR DRE like you have never have before. This modern Orchestra have been practising enormously to ensure you as an audience receive the best possible show! With trumpets, horns, strings, DJ’s, Drums, live vocalists, MC’s and much, much more, this will be a night to remember!
Why: Sweeping orchestral performance; rap. It seems like chalk and cheese, doesn’t it? So pound a block of cheese and a mound of chalk together and consume it all. It’ll probably be a more rewarding experience than this.
6) MONO 34
What: For one night only in Brisbane, see performances by Stephen O’Malley, known by many as a founding member of experimental metal band Sunn O))), Vanessa Tomlinson who will perform a work for solo gong, Rafael Anton Irisarri, the New York-based maestro of dense ambience, and the much-hailed tone sculptor Loscil from Canada. Don’t miss out on this evening of deeply physical and psychological sound performance.
Why: The combination of contemporary art and contemporary music that was bound to happen eventually. Because what could be more appealing to metal-heads than the phrase: ‘an evening at the Judith Wright Centre’?
5) Balvenie Whisky Degustation
What: Let Mr P.P.’s take you on a journey through Speyside with the help of Balvenie and William Grant & Sons. This flight will see through some of the best age statements including the 12y/o, 14 y/o, 17y/o, 21y/o and the elusive 30y/o which will definitely be a real treat. Each tasting with be paired with a delicious morsel prepared by the in-house chef.
Why: We’ll be honest. We laughed when we read this out loud. But that laughter was quelled pretty much instantly when we realised how relevant the connection we made between a whisky-related event and accidental urination was to our lives.
4) Brisbane BrewIN
What: In it’s second year the Brisbane BrewIN brings together a highly curated list of South East Qld’s tea specialists and practitioners to create a unique experience for you to learn, connect and enjoy the many faces that pure leaf tea has.
Why: We’re not sure how many faces there are really. We envision one with a waxed beard, either a fedora or a man-bun and an air of icy disdain.
3) Winter Solstice Festival
What: An annual festival of live music, dancing, talks and workshops for all ages, yummy food, a lantern parade and a mesmerising bonfire. The main stage will host a range of live music, sustainable living educational talks and workshops will cover a broad array of topics and The Family Space will feature Earth Arts and Upcycled Art activities for the kids and teens, lantern making workshops for all and opportunities for the kids to build forts and play games while mum and dad chill out on the grass.
Why: We can’t help but feel that the visual appeal of hundreds of lanterns glowing in the winter night will be slightly marred by the thousands of iPhones glowing in an Instagram orgy.
2) Professor Brian Cox Universal World Tour
What: Taking audiences to the edge of our current understanding about the origin and evolution of our Solar System and the Universe, Professor Brian Cox Live 2019 offers a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level. Brian will be joined by co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning comedian Robin Ince to oversee an audience Q&A, giving fans the chance to ask any questions they have and making every show unique.
Why: Brian Cox. The sexy bad boy of particle physics. There won’t be a dry middle-aged soccer mum in the house.
1) Nick Offerman: All Rise Tour
What: Award-winning US actor, writer and comedian Nick Offerman returns to Australia for the first time since 2016, with his brand new live show: ALL RISE. All Rise is an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will compel you to chuckle whilst enjoining you to brandish a better side of humanity than the one to which we have grown accustomed.
Why: Artist; comedian; wood-carver, is there anything this man can’t do? Yes. Exist in your head without the word ‘Fremulon’ playing on a loop.