Top 10 things On in Brisbane this week 21/04/2019
This week heralds your doom. But on the bright side you won’t be facing it sober.
10) Anzac Day Parade Brisbane
What: The Anzac Day Parade Brisbane has its 103rd anniversary on 25 April 2019 having been the commemorated from the first Anzac Day in 1916. The 2019 Anzac Day Parade Brisbane will recognise the contribution of Women in War.
Why: We would make a comment about the moral complexity of honouring war veterans, but we’re not white enough to do so without fearing repercussions. So we’re just going to shut up and salute.
9) Introduction to Alcohol Ink Workshop
What: This two and a half hour fun and informative workshop will give you the skills and confidence to create your own stunning artwork using alcohol inks. You’ll get to experiment with different tools and techniques and create multiple artworks to take home with you.
Why: Learn a way to paint with alcohol that doesn’t involve intense tensing of the stomach muscles and an empty alleyway.
8) Easter Breakfast in the Treetops
What: Surrounded by bushland you can watch the birds at the feeders while you enjoy a delicious breakfast. The most amazing croissants will take you directly to the cafes of Paris, along with a selection of cereals, yoghurt pots with berries, delicious pannacotta, an amazing non-alcoholic spritzer on arrival, the freshest fruit salad, and a cooked breakfast selection to choose from. Then there is all the plunger coffee, hot chocolate and leaf tea that you can fit in.
Why: Nothing says ‘Parisian cafe’ like a mountain forest.
7) Book Launch: ‘Double Displacement: Rex Butler on Queensland Art 1992–2016’
What: Join one of Australia’s most significant critics, Rex Butler in conversation with Sarah Follent, Executive Editor of Eyeline, for the Brisbane launch of Double Displacement: Rex Butler on Queensland Art 1992–2016. Double Displacement provides a comprehensive survey of Butler’s texts on art from Queensland. Collecting pieces on major contemporary artists.
Why: An art critic in critical conversation concerning the nature of contemporary art criticism. We hope Butler is reading this out loud. It might just paralyse the part of his tongue that allows him to French kiss his own arse.
6) Throttle by The Farm
What: Throttle is a B-grade thriller viewed from within the safety of your own car. Lit by your headlights, heard through your car radio and seen through your windscreen, this is a live-action drive in with a difference.
Why: Live-action theatre but with the benefit of being able to drive away (or run over) at will.
5) April Seven Course Plant-Based Degustation
What: An event that highlights some of the amazing produce from around Brisbane. The event includes seven beautiful courses, created by Head Chef Nathan Kirk using local partner producers such as Little Acre Mushrooms and Food Connect. If you are looking to indulge a little more, wine pairings for each course are also available on the night.
Why: Just make sure to prepare your toilet for the following morning’s events. You’ll be shooting out gummy worms from the eighties.
4) Village of the Doomed Fright Fest
What: A celebration of all things creepy and macabre! Sip Murderous Mocktails and Creepy Cocktails while dining on rough cut ribs or Texas Sliders meticulously prepared by guest chef, Leather Face. Gnaw on an eyeball in blood jelly or if you’d like something more substantial try a Scotch Finger! Mix magical potions and lotions with Grubsville Essential Oils. Join in a RPG or peruse the macabre markets with wicked dolls and witches tools. Have your fortune read or join Kate Harvey on a ghost tour of the old Mortuary and School House.
Why: A perfect death-themed palate cleanser after an exhausting season of rebirth.
3) Human Nature Little More Love: A 30-Year Celebration Tour
What: Fresh from their smash hit Las Vegas headlining residency – where they have performed in excess of a staggering 1,770 shows – Human Nature’s Toby Allen, Phil Burton, and brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney, will perform a collection of their iconic back catalogue together with instant-hits from their new album, Romance Of The Jukebox.
Why: When you say you love them people will throw things at you. And you’ll deserve it.
2) GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest
What: One of the world’s best beer festivals is coming to Brisbane! Be the first to sample up to 120 unique Festival Beers & Ciders brewed especially for the event, as well as 300+ beers and ciders from the very best breweries and cider makers in Australia and New Zealand. Enjoy delicious street food, marvel at circus and sideshow acts, roving bands, and dance to your own beat at the biggest ever Stomping Ground Silent Disco!
Why: “Dance to your own beat”. Well, that’s one way of putting it. We tend to prefer “drunken robot”. We’re not ashamed.
1) I’m About To Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett
What: Pop in and see Joe Lycett when he visits Brisbane, where he’ll be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic internet trolling he’s been up to recently.
Why: Don’t be alarmed if he says ‘Brian’ at you apropos of nothing. You bear an uncanny resemblance to Danny Dyer.