Virtual Events are the new normal and to be honest, we are really enjoying them! All the fun without having to even leave the house, amazing! We have compiled some of Brisbane’s hottest virtual events happening right now. Are you ready?
Hold onto your dancing shoes, Yatala drive-in is hosting a screening of two of the biggest musicals of all time on June 6th: Grease & Saturday Night Fever. The drive-in theatre is located about 30 minutes’ drive down the coast and is one of Brisbane’s most iconic Drive-in movie theatres. Commencing at 7pm, the screening features almost four hours of pure on screen nostalgia; sing along as Grease’s Danny & Sandy give it their all, and get your strut on with Tony Manero. Of course, social distancing measures & hand sanitizers will be in place and patrons will be able to purchase tickets online beforehand to guarantee a safe experience for everyone. Furthermore, all attendees are required to bring their own garbage bags to dispose of their rubbish. You can either choose to bring your own movie snacks and drinks or pre-book the Yatala Family Feast ($40 including maltesers, popcorn, potato chips, lollies & soft drinks). So get ready to dress up (or stay in your PJ’s) and relive some of movie history’s iconic scenes.
Did you love slumber parties when you were a kid? Yes? We did too. Now you can experience all the childlike joy from back in the days again with a virtual slumber party, presented by Glitter Martini & Anywhere Theatre Festival on June 12 from 7pm from the comfort of your own bed. Get excited for an array of incredibly talented circus and physical theatre performances and hilarious antics by Mr. Sandman, guaranteeing a spectacularly entertaining night. The show length is 50 minutes and unfortunately is strictly for ages 15+, so don’t get your small ones excited. Audience size is limited to 50 people and you can contribute anything from $5 to gain access to the event.
Introducing the idea of virtual art, QAGOMA’s ‘Art through a new lens’ explores two exhibitions: ‘Work, Work, Work’ and ‘I Object’. The latter explores the many complex relationships Indigenous Australians have to objects, informing their artwork and exploring social and cultural consequences of those. Some objects are considered a great source of pride and inspiration. Their appearance in private and public collections sometimes is a great source of cultural loss and trauma. ‘I Object’ aims to help reshape the ways we relate to those so often very significant objects. ‘Work, Work, Work’ collates artwork from around the globe that relates to ideas of work and labour. It explores the different concepts of ‘work’ and poses questions such as ‘What impact does technology have on jobs?’ and ‘What forms of labour does political engagement demand?’ while exploring the interrelated relationship of society and work. Virtual exhibitions prove you can truly experience art through a new, digital lens.
Although the Queensland Museum is closed for the moment, you can still awaken your curiosity from afar. Queensland Museum has brought multiple activities to their online platform. Tour the museum virtually, delve into at home animated activities, explore what the Queensland state collection has to offer, discover learning resources or shop the museum online shop. Furthermore, the museum has also digitalized two of their exhibitions: ‘Leichhardt: A scientist in a strange land’, which explores his quest through the middle of Australia and ‘Awakening Stories from the Torres Strait”, which brings together past present & future.
Are you longing for simply sharing a wine with your friends or family again? Now you can! Grape Therapy are now offering their popular wine tastings online. But don’t worry, the wine and accompanying antipasto board are not virtual, but very real. Perfect for group sizes 10 or larger, enjoy a gourmet antipasto board including charcuterie and cheeses as well as some fine drops while a sommelier talks you through the intricacies of your wine of choice. This means that you can still come together with loved ones and connect over a shared experience and a glass of wine while staying safe. If you are not in Brisbane but Sydney, try some of these wineries instead. What’s not to love?