What’s On: Brisbane in June
Despite the cold weather fast approaching, Brisbane this June is still heating up with the wide array of events available!
Definitely keep your eye out for the Egyptian Mummies Exhibition at Queensland Museum and Empire Strikes Black at Brewski.
If mummies from 3000 years ago aren’t your thing, or craft brewed beer isn’t first drink of preference – thankfully we’ve still got a wide range of events available for every Brisbanite out there!
Relish Food + Wine Festival
For one day only, Mary River Parklands will be transforming into one of Brisbane’s most infamous food and wine festivals, Relish. The day will have an abundance of regional wines and fine local produce on showcase. Don’t forget the freshest seafood. On top of that, guests will be an array of entertainment including demonstrations from leading chefs like My Kitchen Rules 2013 winners Dan and Steph.
On Saturday, Doomben Racecourse will be hosting its annual UBET Stradbroke Day. It will surely be a day filled with excellence, sophistication and laughs. Apart from the nine races throughout the day; there’ll be fashion, entertainment and of course the finest food and drinks available. There’ll also be free makeup pampering stations and a free vintage inspired Carnival Carousel. Donations on the day will go towards the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Bookings essential.
The Playhouse Brisbane will be showcasing a compilation of new contemporary dance works compiled by Expressions Dance Company (EDC) and City Contemporary Dance Company (Hong Kong). Presented as part of EDC’s five year Chinese Australian Dance Exchange Project, 20 dancers from the two companies have been choreographed by Kristina Chan for an international event portraying the world-class artistry and exhilarating physicality.
Empire Strikes Black Brewski
Beer lovers, this one’s for you! Known for their extensive range of over 200 bottled craft beers available and mouthwatering food (try the BBQ Pork Belly Plate); Brewski will be hosting an event like no other. Brewmasters of Tiny Rebel, Mondo, Fierce, Ansbach & Hobday plus many more will be taking over Brewski with an all black beer event. With nothing but black coloured beer being served, it’s either black or goes it back. This is a must not miss event.
World Press Photo Exhibition
With over 80,000 images submitted by 5,034 photographers coming from 125 different countries – the World Press Photo Exhibition will be showcasing the most controversial, intimate, and jaw-dropping images from some of the world’s best award-winning photojournalists, photographers and documentary photographers. On showcase at the Brisbane Powerhouse Museum till mid July, this is a must not miss event for any Brisbanite.
Curious Affection Exhibition
Australian artist Patricia Piccinini’s Curious Affection exhibition is coming to Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art. The exhibition will be featuring some Patricia’s most famous works from the past 20 years. Visitors will be able to engage in a wide range multisensory installations and the viewing of some extraordinary inflatable sculptures. Patricia Piccinini’s work previously toured Brazil and attracted over 1.3 million visitors.
Queensland Museum is collaborating with well-known British Museum to compile an experience like no other. If you think that you’d never have the opportunity to view a mummy, think again. Visitors will have the chance to meet six mummies and view over 200 artifacts all sourced from Egypt from time periods between 1800 – 3000 years ago. This is a family friendly exhibition; but visitors are warned that there are real, unraveled mummies.
Arctic by Customs House
Heritage listed Customs House that sits on Brisbane River is hosting a pop up bar, Arctic – just in time for winter. What better way to indulge in a drink or two in an igloo. Unfortunately not made of ice – the igloo-like domes features fur draped lounge chairs and are available for private hire. The event hosted by Belvedere Vodka will feature a range of signature cocktails including a bursting Popcorn Martini. Come one, come all!