Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Conversations with Art
Conversations with Art is a free and enjoyable discussion led by Artspace staff as they look at images of traditional and contemporary artworks from Gallery and Museum Collections from around the world. It’s not an art theory lesson, it’s simply a casual conversation to talk about the art, deconstructing the works, considering themes, possible techniques used by the artist, and creating links with our own personal experiences. Whether you’re an artist, an art and language lover, beginner, or expert, it’s free, interesting, thought provoking and extremely enjoyable.
Every Friday Evening From 6pm
Knock off drinks, lakeside dinner, good friends, and LIVE MUSIC.
Wake House Australia
QCCS NQ's Rock'n Country 2023
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00am to 11:00pm
Yeehaa Events are bringing the best country rock artists to Mackay for QCCS NQ's Rock'n Country music festival. On site camping is available for two-day pass holders giving you easy access to come and go as you please. There will be plenty to keep the whole family busy with kid shows and entertainment including mechanical bull, jumping castles, face painting and plenty of food and market stalls. There will be some awesome prizes up for grabs for those winners of our best dressed competition and the line dancing competition. For those feeling strong don't forget to register at the event for the City Fitness Tug-of-war! This event is proudly raising funds for Variety - the Children's Charity with a live auction held at the event. Bring along a camp chair and set yourself up for an incredible two days!
ARTIST’S TALK - Award-winning artist Zanny Begg discusses her latest exhibition Saturday, 9:30am
‘These Stories Will be Different’ brings together Zanny Begg’s most significant video installations —a fascinating series of works that tell stories, but also challenge the conventions of storytelling. After Zanny’s artist’s talk, do her workshop from 12:30pm to create a wallpaper inspired by late medieval drawings used to illustrate Christine de Pizan’s manuscript The Book of The City of Ladies (1402). Working across time contemporary artist Zanny Begg will bring a feminist lens to drawings of witches, outcasts, healers, monsters and demons—exploring the European witch trials Zanny will invite you to reimagine a world beyond misogyny.
Zing Cosplay Comp 2023
As part of their fundraising for Starlight Children’s Foundation, Zing Caneland Central are hosting a Cosplay Competition. There will be a registration fee which is 100% donated to the Starlight foundation and there are prizes to be won across 12 and under, Group and Advanced categories. The Cosplay Competition location will be out the front of Target in the centre.
Family Trivia Fundraiser
Join the United Apostolic Volunteers Foundation for an afternoon of food, friendship and fundraising. All proceeds go to Orange Sky Australia, Ukrainian Humanitarian Aid and Kenyan Children in Need. $25 per person including afternoon tea. Tables of eight. Drinks are available to purchase, however this is an alcohol-free event.
Beaconsfield State School Hall, 1 Nadina Street, Beaconsfield
Sunday Live Music – BarbsWired
Sunday, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Music every Sunday from 2pm - 5pm. Head down to the Seabreeze Hotel this Sunday for some fresh tunes, delicious food, and ice-cold brews.
BMA Kidspace, Artspace Mackay’s free and ever popular toddler’s program, gives children under five a chance to explore and have fun with art in a climate of co-operative learning. The program includes free artist-run craft activities in two sessions, Session 1: Anytime from 10 to 11:30am; Session 2: Anytime from 12:15 to 2pm with live musical entertainment 11:30am to 12:15pm. Bring your children along for a fun day of art-making, singing and dancing.
DBCT Kids' Theatre Season - The Twits
Tuesday, 12:30pm to 1:30pm and 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Roald Dahl’s gruesome twosome The Twits are ready to delight and disgust, in equal measure. You’ve read the book – it’s time to experience this family classic from the wacky mind of the world’s No. 1 Storyteller live on stage. Adapted for the stage by shake & stir theatre co.
Teen Shed Mackay Teen Circle
Every Wednesday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Teen Circle is a place for all teens in the community to come together. It's a safe space for them to connect, heal & learn from each other. They can be seen, heard & understood with no judgement. It's a space to honour the uniqueness of each individual, everyone is equal. They will be able to speak from their hearts about things that trouble, annoy, frustrate them. This gathering will be held every Wednesday, all teenagers are welcome to attend. It is a free event, but attendees are asked to register for numbers.
Kutta Mulla Gorinna Special Assistance School
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.
Sugar City Rock and Roll Mackay Club Wednesday Night Lessons
Every Wednesday, 7:00pm
Why not come along and learn to rock ‘n’ roll in a friendly and fun atmosphere with the Sugar City Rock ‘n’ Rollers Mackay Club? Previous experience is not required. Everyone learns at their own pace and, even better, the first lesson is free on your way to learning the four step style of rock ‘n’ roll. $5 for members and $8 for non-members after that. The club caters for social activities for club members with regular dances with live bands in attendance and away trips. For further enquiries call 0408 983 911.
58 Macalister St, Mackay
Picnic in the Gardens
Celebrating Children's Book Week, dress up as your favourite book character and join us for a picnic in the Botanic Gardens, Story Time under the trees and Baby Bounce on the lawn. Join the Mackay Regional Council Libraries team for face painting, puppets, craft activities and heaps more for children from birth to five years. Bring a picnic rug, water bottle and hat.
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Mackay Riverside Market
Every Thursday, 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Come and meet your local growers, bakers and makers, chill on the lawn listening to some beautiful tunes and grab some delicious dinner and desert.
DZ Deathrays R.I.F.F. Album Tour
DZ have released their sixth studio album R.I.F.F, arguably their most experimental, enhanced and immediately resonant record yet. Heading out on the road with Press Club and Dust, these shows are sure to spark joy as well as anarchy. They inspire listeners to ignite a passion in themselves to continue to challenge and strive, making sure to always Remember It’s For Fun.