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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 17 February

Conversations with Art

Friday, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Held on the 3rd Friday of each month, Conversations with Art is a free and enjoyable discussion led by Artspace staff as they look at works on show and images from gallery and museum collections. Whether you’re an artist, an art and language lover, beginner, or expert, they’d love you to join. It’s an inclusive, thought provoking and satisfying way to spend an afternoon!

Artspace Mackay

Friday SUN.sets

Every Friday Evening From 6pm

Knock off drinks, lakeside dinner, good friends, and LIVE MUSIC.

Wake House Australia

Opening Event - Four new exhibitions

Friday, 6:00pm

Join Artspace Mackay to celebrate the official opening of four exhibitions. 'Davida Allen: Colourful Expressions' is a colour filled selection of works highlighting the artist’s connection to South East and Central Queensland, on show in the Main Gallery. 'Glen Skien: Summer of the Seventeenth Doll' and 'Great Australian Hoist' both feature works from the Mackay Regional Council Art Collection in the Foyer Gallery, and 'Deanna Hitti: M is for Madraseh (School)' explores themes of identity and misrepresentation, Foundation Gallery.

Artspace Mackay

Kath & Kim Drag Bingo at MECC

Friday, 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Kath & Kim Drag Bingo is coming to Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre hosted by two foxy morons: Prada Clutch & Conchita Grande. Play to WIN $1,000 cash & proizes. Enjoy 5-rounds of bingo plus live Kath & Kim shows. Dress as your favourite Kath & Kim character for your chance to win our best dressed proize. Doors open 7:00 pm for an 8:00 pm show. It’s noice, it’s different, it’s bingo!


Saturday 18 February

Mackay Officiating Induction Day

Saturday, 8:00am to 11:00am

Mackay & District Rugby League Referees Induction Day. Meet the MDRLRA Officiating Committee with special guest QRL - Queensland Rugby League Referees. Message Mackay & District Rugby League Referees on Facebook for more information.

Mackay Junior Rugby League

Exhibition Floor Talk – Davida Allen talks about her work and latest exhibition

Saturday, 10:30am

Davida Allen will be at Artspace Mackay for the launch of her latest exhibition Colourful Expressions, on show in the main gallery at Artspace Mackay. Allen’s colourful, expressionist paintings have documented her everyday experiences, for over 40 years. In this major exhibition of work from northern regional gallery collections and the artists’ archive, her joyful interrogation of daily life as artist, mother and grandmother is seen. Drawing on the artist’s connection to Southeast and Central Queensland, Allen’s paintings are honest expressions of everyday life.

Artspace Mackay

Mackay Twilight Market

Saturday, 4:00pm to 8:30pm

Market stalls, mini eat street, local musician, jumping castles and face painting. Come and browse the many local small business market stalls, then have a seat and listen to local musicians all while enjoying the yummy food Mackay food trucks have to offer. ATM on site for customers convenience. Come and enjoy a night out with your family. It's not just another market, it’s a great family night out!

Mackay Showgrounds

Rebel Rebel – The Bowie Anthology

Saturday, 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Rebel Rebel - The Bowie Anthology is a captivating live concert recreating the iconic sound of David Bowie. This live rock performance set in a rockumentary format tells the story of David Bowie's life and music, from Bowie’s 1969 release "Space Oddity" to his last Album "Blackstar".


Sunday 19 February

Sunday Live Music – Barbs Wired

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.

Seabreeze Hotel

Steve-O – The Bucket List Tour

Sunday, 7:00pm

Every idea on Steve-O’s Bucket List was so ill-advised, he never expected to go through with any of them. Until it was time to prepare for this tour. Not only are the stunts more ridiculous than what you already know Steve-O for, he did them all, and made a highly XXX-rated, multimedia comedy show out of them. Not for kids, or for the faint of heart.


Tuesday 21 February

BMA Kidspace

Tuesday, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Join local artists and performers for creative art activities designed for toddlers and their adults. 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.

Artspace Mackay

Wednesday 22 February

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.

Bluewater Quay

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

Thursday 23 February

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.

Bluewater Quay

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