The week after Easter is always a tight agenda of chocolate and Netflix, but put fears of a post-Easter slump to rest because if you wanted to get out and amongst it, this week in Brisbane has got some midweek marvels coming your way.
If you only get around to doing a grand total of five things this week, make it these five and maybe some laundry.
Film Noir At GOMA
GOMA Cinema loves a retrospective and this time they’re taking us on a dignified skulk around the smoky alleys of film noir. This week, cinephiles can look forward to ‘Chinatown’, ‘The Usual Suspects’, ‘Memento’ and the titillating 1931 German thriller ‘M’. But don’t despair if you can’t make it to a screening this week as GOMA’s programme will be packed with all the noir you can handle until May 21. View the full programme and ticket info here.
Vintage Big Band Tuesday At Brooklyn Standard
Taking over Brooklyn Standard’s funk stage this Tuesday with a decked-out 13-piece format, the Rhythm Society Dance Orchestra is gearing up to bust out the best of the swing era. Think Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey and of course the King of Swing himself, Benny Goodman—they’ll all be represented on the evening’s agenda. The Brooklyn bar crew will also be there, serving drinks and snackage until late so get around it. Entry is free and the noise starts at 9pm. Check out the event page for more details.
Giving Up The Good Girl At Avid Reader
In collaboration with the Feminist Writers Festival, the Avid Reader is bidding a not-so-fond farewell to smiling at strangers and settling for second best. Yep, the Good Girl is pretty much bunking with the Author God and tequila shots right now because we’re giving her up for good. Helping us ditch our knee-jerk niceness are Australian pensmiths Michelle Law, Rebecca Starford and Krissy Kneen. The event starts at 6pm, click here to secure your tickets.
Dancing In The Dark Woolloongabba
The funsters behind this event have taken that Insta-caption compelling us to dance like nobody's watching and totally called its bluff. If you've ever wondered what it feels like to cut shapes completely uninhibited in a room full of people, this is your night. Here's how it works: the lights go out, the music takes over, and your inner dance fiend breaks loose. The darkest dance party starts at 7pm and costs just $7 at the door. Check out the event page for all the details.
Summer Heights High Trivia At The Brightside
Who knew that all those hours spent re-watching one of the greatest mockumentaries in the Australian canon would one day pay off? If you find yourself re-sharing Mr G memes and using Jonah’s tag to vandalise your books, you’ll fit right in at the Brightside’s epic Summer Heights High trivia night. Rally the squad and get a little tipsy putting your combined knowledge of what killed Celine to good use. Quizzing starts at 7pm sharp and is completely 100% free to play. Register your team here, and we’ll see you there.
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