Top 10 things On in Brisbane this week 26/05/2019
This week’ll pass in a daze. Don’t worry. The electronic chip implanted in your brain will do your thinking for you.
10) Something Digital Presents: The State of Digital in Brisbane
What: Brisbane has a rich digital landscape, one which stimulates innovation and supports businesses at all levels of their digital journey. Join the 2nd annual State of Digital in Brisbane to look at what’s changed in the last 12 months, what’s stayed the same and what the digital businesses in Brisbane need to focus on for the year ahead.
Why: Get an insight into the redundancy of predicting the course of technology beyond the terms ‘Vine’ and ‘Snapchat’.
9) Gin Masterclass
What: Prepare for a unique gin journey, which will kick off with a special Mt Compass Small Batch G&T on arrival. After a quick mingling session, you’ll then taste their spectacular gin, including Small Batch, Berry, Black Pepper & Barrel Aged gins, served neat, as well as paired with premium tonics, all whilst learning everything there is to learn about their history & unique gin making process!
Why: You know what they say about the learning process – it’s torture when you’re sober.
8) Dinner with Ben O’Donoghue
What: After years of honing his skills at London’s River Café Ben’s knowledge of Italian food seems never ending. After Annerley locals have been raving about the recent Italian menu at Billykart Kitchen Ben has decided to bring it to West End for an exclusive one night only Italian Feast.
Why: An Irishman plugging his authentically Italian menu. A clear indication of how far society has come in terms of racial harmony and why such harmony has its drawbacks.
7) Pizza and Pinot at West Village
What: Join an Italian long table soiree and enjoy a night under the stars, while sipping on your choice of Pinot – noir or gris. To eat, you’ll be indulged with beautiful Italian cheese and wood-fired pizzas. To add to the Italian flavour, you’ll be treated to live, authentic Italian music that will leave you feeling transported from the front of the historic Peters Ice Cream Factory to the enchanting city of Rome.
Why: Just don’t transport thoughts of high crime rates or entrenched child abuse along with you. It’ll spoil your lovely dinner.
6) The Kite String Tangle
What: The Kite String Tangle unleashes single ‘P()L4R’ alongside accompanying instrumental ‘C()D3X’. ‘P()L4R’ is a darker sound than his previous work and includes some nods to early UK garage woven throughout. ‘C()D3X’ unveils a sonic and visual theme and gives even more insight into the distinctive path the new music has taken and what to expect from The Kite String Tangle in the future.
Why: Nothing so captures the whimsical childhood image of a kite like dark UK garage music.
5) White Label Noba Autumn/Winter Collection: Wild Love
What: A night filled with fashion, food and entertainment. The evening includes canapes and beverages and reserved seating for the runway show, unveiling the Wild Love AW19 Collection and fabulous entertainment.
Why: If you choose to indulge in one ‘f’, you’ll have to nix the other.
4) Indie Spirits Tasting
What: Head to Lefty’s this May for an afternoon dedicated to independent spirits. Samples, snacks and seminars are all included in ticket price. And you can even buy bottles of your favourite craft spirits direct from the tables!
Why: There’s no better reason to drink hard liquor than the promise of a seminar.
3) Pig Day Out Beer Festival
What: The Pig Day Out is a collaboration between some of Australia’s best breweries, joining forces to celebrate all things malt, hops and barley. This full day Festival will be an epic fun-filled day with craft beer, BBQ food and live music.
Why: ‘Pig Day Out’ seems like a good phrase, for all intents and purposes, to note down for your own coroner’s report.
2) Fuso Craft Beer Festival
What: This NOMIKAI – Japanese party – will be sure to please with heaps of food, entertainment and TANOSHII (fun) for the whole family. Enjoy free Japanese food and entertainment whilst you check out the BEST craft ales on show.
Why: Nothing so perfectly balances the delicacy of Japanese food like gallons of beer in a truck depot.
1) Happy Daze
31st May-2nd June
What: A celebration of eclectic electronic and live music, set in a colourful and surreal environment where both the climate and atmosphere are warm. A full weekend of amazing sounds including glitch hop, techno, psytrance, breaks, live bands, drum and bass and much more.
Why: An electro festival that is kid-friendly? Makes sense. We’ve always felt that what the screaming, aurally assaultive nature of electro music needs is the screaming, aurally assaultive nature of small children.