Friday, May 6, 2022
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Friday 6 May
Free Guided Walk - Flower Trail
Friday, 10:00am to 11:30am
Bring your Mum to a special walk where we discover some of the delightful flowers in our special Botanic Gardens. Many are small and white, others are boldly coloured but all have a story to tell. Maya will be your guide for this walk. To book your spot, phone the Botanic Gardens on 4952 7300.
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Every Friday Evening From 6pm
Knock off drinks, lakeside dinner, good friends, and LIVE MUSIC.
Wake House Australia
Saturday 7 May
Kids Art Club: Saturday art classes Term 2
If you’re 8 to 12 years old and love making art, Kids Art Club, Artspace Mackay’s ongoing term-based Saturday art program is just for you! Local artist Traci Lietzke will deliver Kids Art Club Term 2, a rich six-week program of creative art for kids. Each week our young participants explore and respond to the exhibitions on show at Artspace Mackay through fun-filled art activities. They learn new techniques and make art with all kinds of exciting creative art materials.
Roosters vs Titans | NRL Round 9
NRL action returns to BB Print Stadium when the Sydney Roosters take on the Gold Coast Titans at BB Print Stadium on Saturday 7 May. Secure your tickets now to see some of the biggest names in rugby league go head-to-head in the only NRL Telstra Premiership match to be played in Mackay in 2022.
BB Print Stadium
Speakeasy Cocktail Party with Out Of Abingdon
Join the Sugar City Art Deco & Modernism Society to celebrate Mackay’s rich history of Art Deco and Modernism influence with a Speakeasy Cocktail Party. Come dressed in your best 1920s-1930s speakeasy attire.
Kitten Vintage Mackay
Katanak - 'Weigh Down' Regional Tour
Katanak is bringing his ‘Weigh Down’ Regional Queensland Tour to Hotel Mackay, Mackay’s iconic live music venue, and is being joined by local heavyweights Systematic Machine and Red Viridian for an originals music night.
Camerata – Classical Reimagined
Saturday and Sunday, 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra presents a program of beloved and joyous classical music alongside a new Australian work in a performance that the whole family will enjoy. Classical Reimagined will feature timeless classical masterpieces by Mozart and Tchaikovsky in stunning new interpretations, along with a brand-new composition by Camerata’s Emerging Composer-in-Residence, Alexander Voltz, and special guests from the Mackay Choral Society.
Central Queensland Conservatorium Of Music
Karaoke Under The Stars @ Northern Beaches Bowls Club
Karaoke Under The Stars - first Saturday of every month at Northern Beaches Bowls Club to supply some entertainment for you, so start tuning up your vocals & getting your song lists ready so you can Karaoke the night out.
Mackay Northern Beaches Bowls Club
50 Years On – Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
Saturday, from 7.30pm
Fresh off the heels of the successful Bohemian Rhapsody movie comes the world’s premier Queen tribute experience from internationally renowned Freddie Mercury tribute artist, Thomas Crane with his all-star band. Known for their stage presence, flamboyance, theatrics and energy, these traits will be brought to the stage in a rendition of a Queen live experience. Don’t miss out! Book online at www.themecc.com.au.
Sunday 8 May
Mother’s Day Events
Mother's Day at the Seabreeze Hotel
Sunday, 8:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday, 8:00am to 1:00pm
The Surf Club Mackay
The Austral Hotel
Mother's Day Breakfast
Sunday, 8:30am to 10:30am
Magpies Sporting Club Mackay
Mother's Day Breakfast 2022
Sunday, 9:00am to 10:30am
Shamrock Hotel Mackay
Mother's Day at Souths
Sunday, 9:00am to 8:00pm
Souths Leagues Club Mackay
WAS P&F Mother’s Day High Tea
Mother's Day at the Burb
Sunday, 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Souths Suburban Bowls Club
Mother’s Day Buffet Breakfast
Sunday, 8am to 11am
Treat mum to a delicious full buffet breakfast at the Botanic Gardens Café overlooking the lagoon, including eggs/salmon benedict and fresh baked croissants and pastries.
Botanic Gardens Cafe
Mackay Photography Group Beginners and Composition
Sunday, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Mackay Photography Group will go through basic yet essential camera settings to have control of the results you'd like to achieve from your images. Why? If we have a camera, we should attempt to make better images than what our phones can give us.
Bucasia Beach Mackay
Tuesday 10 May
Mackay Monthly Ecstatic Dance with Christopher David
Tuesday, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Ecstatic Dance is about learning to let go, to be you, to not fight the feelings. Ecstatic dance is a powerful technique for self-healing that takes you out of your head and into your heart.
Imagine a combination of a transcendental meditation and an empowering workout. Effortlessly release stress, trauma, and negativity just by listening to the rhythm of your body, your emotions, and your spirit. (Prepare to be blown away by some world music).
Wednesday 11 May
Mackay Farmers’ Market
Every Wednesday, 6:30am to 10:30am
The market is a showcase of our region’s amazing produce direct from the farmer.
Thursday 12 May
Speed Date The Collection
Thursday, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Join us for a very special edition of Speed Date The Collection where we bring you in for a closer look at winning works of the 2022 Libris Awards! Our informal Speed date the Collection night is an opportunity for the community to ‘meet’ artists’ books from the collection in an enjoyable way. Participants have one-on-one interactions with the help of a trained presenter, then move on to the next artists’ book. Free to attend but bookings are essential.