CELEBRATE NAIDOC WEEK – Sunday, 7 July to Sunday, 14 July 2019: SONGLINES – the Living Narrative of our Nation. The Indigenous voice includes know-how, practices, skills and innovations that are found in a wide variety of contexts, such as agricultural, scientific, technical, ecological and medicinal fields, as well as biodiversity-related knowledge. They are words that connect us to country, an understanding of country, and acknowledgement of a people who are the oldest continuing culture on earth. (Information and NAIDOC Week Poster 2016 courtesy of NAIDOC CC BY-NC-N4 4.0)
Coming up - lots of
events for July 2019. See below the quick list for further information and go to pages 1, 2, 3, and 5 for more events.
THE NEED FOR STANDUP? Laugh like a drain at FREE OPEN-MIC NIGHTS across Brisbane. Check out the detailed listing on ‘What’s On Now?’ on the menu at left for a Sit Down Comedy Club Open-mic venue near you in July 2019.
- THE NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS, everyone’s favourite open-air Asian-hawker markets, will return to South Bank to sizzle, smoke and sear all your favourite
foodie treats as one of the most popular events from Brisbane’s renowned GOOD FOOD MONTH line up. The markets are happening in the Cultural Forecourt at South Bank, on Wednesday, 24 July to Sunday, 4 August 2019 from
5.00 p.m. on weeknights and 4.00 p.m. on weekends.
- The second in SLQ’s Portrait of an Artist series for 2019 offers a unique insight
into the life and the politically-charged work of Queensland Indigenous artist GORDON HOOKEY, whose work is held in the public collection of most major Australian galleries as well as public collections in the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand and Canada.
During this FREE event, see a film interview with Gordon, followed by a Q & A session with him, in Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland (SLQ), South Bank, on Friday, 26 July 2019 from
6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
- The CAIRNS GEM FESTIVAL is an annual festival celebrating all things Lapidary! Gems, minerals, jewellery and more.
Stall holders from around the country come together to display and sell their rock, mineral, gem and jewellery collections. Rock in to the Cairns Mineral and Lapidary Club, 129 Mulgrave Road, Parramatta Park, North Queensland, on Saturday,
27 July and Sunday, 28 July 2019.
The Event: FEEL THE NEED FOR STANDUP? LAUGH LIKE A DRAIN AT THESE FREE OPEN-MIC NIGHTS
Date and time: See below for
dates and times.
Venue: See below for a venue near you.
Ticket price: All OPEN-MIC NIGHTS are FREE and require no pre-booking. Just turn up.
What’s happening: THE SIT DOWN COMEDY
CLUB OPEN-MIC VENUES: The Sit Down Comedy Club is proud to offer new comedians a chance to get up and have a go at Stand Up Comedy, and the thriving Open-Mic Circuit around Brisbane is known as one of the best in the country. With so many new up and coming
local open-micers keen for stage time to hone their talent and material, the SDCC nursery has recently expanded to include two more great nights.
All open-mic nights
are FREE and require no pre-booking – just rock up, grab yourself a drink and take a seat. Who knows who you and your friends might see – experienced comics trying out new material, or someone performing for the very first time – maybe one
of the future stars of Australian comedy. WANNA HAVE A GO? Click here for more information.
Check out an Open-Mic Night at one of the following venues:
- Sunday Nights – Stones
Corner Hotel, 346 Logan Road, Greenslopes at 6.30 p.m. weekly.
- Monday Nights – Newmarket Hotel, 400 Newmarket Road, Newmarket at 7.30 p.m. weekly.
- Tuesday Nights – Waxy's Irish Pub, 3206 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise at 8.00 p.m. weekly (NOTE that this venue has stopped for the winter break and will
restart on 3 September 2019)
- Wednesday Nights – The Bavarian – Bowen Hills, 45 King Street, Bowen Hills at 6.30 p.m. weekly.
- Wednesday Nights – Pig 'n' Whistle, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Musgrave & Station Road, Indooroopilly at 6.30 p.m. weekly.
- Thursday Nights – The Manly Hotel, 54 Cambridge Parade, Manly at 7.30 p.m. monthly – held on the third Sunday of every month.
The Event: BRISBANE'S NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS AT SOUTH BANK – GOOD FOOD MONTH
Date and time: Wednesday, 24 July to Sunday, 4 August 2019 from 5.00 p.m. on weeknights and 4.00 p.m. on weekends.
Venue: The Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands. Parking is available at South
Bank’s Little Stanley Street car park, the BCEC and QPAC. Little Stanley Street Car Park and the Cultural Forecourt are accessible by wheelchair.
price: FREE to attend. For more information about what’s happening, go to https://www.goodfoodmonth.com/brisbane/night-noodle-markets, and check out other events during
Good Food month at https://www.goodfoodmonth.com/brisbane.
NOTE: All stalls at the Night Noodle Markets accept
debit and credit cards – there will be no ATMs in the Night Noodle Markets area – this is a cashless event. Night Noodle Markets is a licensed event, so BYO drinks are not permitted. There will be a range of James Squire craft beers available,
Jacob’s Creek wine and Pimms.
What’s happening: THE NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS, everyone’s favourite open-air Asian-hawker markets, will return
to South Bank to sizzle, smoke and sear all your favourite foodie treats as one of the most popular events from Brisbane’s renowned Good Food Month line up.
This Asian Hawker Festival is the perfect cure to your winter blues, with stallholders providing hearty dishes guaranteed to toast your tummy and fill you up. Whet your appetite with saucy
flavoursome noodles, fresh bao buns and succulent gyozas, then sweeten your palette with a creamy scoop of dulce de leche gelato.
Savoury Bites: Whether you’re a meat lover or a vegetarian, you will be spoiled for Choice. Feast on Bangkok noodles with marinated tofu,
crispy calamari, Japanese fried dumplings, Korean BBQ tacos, fried tofu gua bao, crackling pork noodle and vegetarian roti rolls.
You can find all these appetising
bites and much more at Bangkok Street Food, Calabang, Donburi Station, Poklol, Wonderbao, Shallot Thai and @Roll Up. Head to the official Night Noodle Market
website to check out the full list of savoury dishes on display.
Sweet Bites: There is always room for dessert, right? Gelato Messina will be completing
your taste bud experience with a range of gourmet gelato flavours. Satiate your sweet tooth with brown sugar and banana gelato, wrapped in banana bread and deep-fried filo pastry with custard and chocolate peanut crumb, as well as condensed milk gelato with
fried pie crust and peach jellies mango salsa.
Waffleland will be serving up freshly baked
waffle sticks with a range of drizzled toppings, from warm Nutella to caramel syrup and lychee, as well as maple syrup and sesame seeds. After the foodie celebrations are over, probably a good idea to check in with your doctor to book a glucose tolerance
The Event: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST SERIES 2019 –
THE POLITICALLY-CHARGED WORK OF QUEENSLAND INDIGENOUS ARTIST GORDON HOOKEY – A PROUD WAANYI MAN
Date and time: Friday,
26 July 2019 from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Venue: Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland (SLQ), Cultural Precinct,
Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane.
Cost: FREE to attend, but bookings are essential. Register for your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/register?orderid=9a9f586898a611e9a3680a10d8745256&client_token=a2f8005d0cd14aec8b9cc5932d8cebf2&eid=62341618459
What’s happening: The second in SLQ’s Portrait of an Artist series for 2019 offers a unique insight into the life and the politically-charged work
of Queensland artist GORDON HOOKEY. A proud Waanyi man, Gordon was born in Cloncurry in north-west Queensland. He is an oil painter and sculptor whose art is located at the interface where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures converge.
Gordon's work combines figurative characters, iconic symbols, bold comic-like text and a spectrum of vibrant colours. His art is well known for its piercing commentary of Australia’s
political landscape, its leaders and representatives. Gordon’s work is held in the public collection of most major Australian galleries as well as public collections in the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand and Canada.
Watch a screening of an interview with Gordon, which was filmed for the James C Sourris
AM Collection of contemporary Australian artist interviews. Following the screening, enjoy an intimate Q & A session with Gordon to hear his musings on art, life and possibly politics!
The Event: CAIRNS GEM FESTIVAL 2019
Date and time: Saturday, 27 July and Sunday, 28 July 2019.
Mineral and Lapidary Club, 129 Mulgrave Road, Parramatta Park, North Queensland.
Ticket price: FREE to attend. For more information, visit the website
at https://www.queensland.com/en-au/event/cairns-gem-festival-2019. There is a car park and kiosk, and please note that this is a non-smoking establishment.
What’s happening: The CAIRNS GEM FESTIVAL is an annual festival celebrating all things Lapidary! Gems, minerals, jewellery and more. Stall holders from around the country come together
to display and sell their rock, mineral, gem and jewellery collections. Enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals alike enjoy the variety of items on display and for purchase.
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