What's Happening In New Farm: May 2019

KEY EVENTS 

Let’s Eat Together: May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31

Every Friday the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre hosts breakfast from 9 am. A gold coin donation will see you tucking into a good, healthy breakfast surrounded by friendly community members.

Steve Hughes – Are You Serious?: 4 May

Veteran comedian Steve Hughes is putting on a hilarious show at the Powerhouse where he’ll discuss the PC political climate of Australia. Tickets are only $39, so make sure you grab one before they sell out!

(Credit: Brisbane Powerhouse) Book tickets to Steve Hughes before they sell out!

Politics in the Pub: 7 May

With an election coming up this month, Australian politics are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. If you’ve got some pressing questions for your local Brisbane politicians, head down to the Turbine Platform of the Powerhouse to engage in an open Q&A. Politicians participating include Member for Brisbane Trevor Evans, Labor’s Paul Newbury, and Green’s member Andrew Bartlett.

MELT Beauty Pageant Heat: 16 May

With the finals fast approaching in June, this event will see some of Brisbane’s most talented compete for a place in the MELT Beauty Pageant. Come along and support your local drag king, queen, and gender blending beauties.

(Credit: Brisbane Powerhouse) The MELT Beauty Pageant is where Brisbane’s best drag performers showcase their talents

MELT Portrait Prize: 17 May – 7 July

The MELT Portrait Prize is back again, allowing local artists to celebrate their LGBTIQ+ heroes. Featuring a wide range of mediums and artistic styles, this is an exhibition that is not to be missed!

(Credit: Brisbane Artist) An entry from 2018’s competition entitled ‘Oliver’

Bouncing Back Handball Festival: 26 May

The largest handball festival is back at the Powerhouse! There will be competitions held all day for young kids, older kids, and adult kids. For those not competing, there will be a jumping castle, art activities, and a sausage sizzle.

One-night-only screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 31 May

The New Farm cinemas are having a screening of the fabulous cult classic, the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Grab your friends, grab some popcorn, and grab a pair of killer heels to sing along to your favourite 80’s sci-fi glam musical.

(Credit: New Farm Cinema) Feel like doing the Time Warp?

Hottest Trend for May

Try Beer Yoga

Do you wish you were more active? Have you ever been interested in yoga? Do you like drinking beer?

If the answers to those questions were ‘Yes’, ‘Yes’, and ‘Uh, duh’, then you should definitely look at trying Beer Yoga at Felons. It’s hosted on the grass near the Fish n Chip Shop every Monday between 5.30pm-6.15pm.

Now that the weather is cooler you have no excuse not to grab a yoga mat and head down to the Howard Smith Wharf to participate in the hour-long, Vinyasa Slow Flow session.

Attendance to the lesson is completely free, however, if you want to sip on your favourite IPA between poses, you’ll need to purchase one of those at the bar.

(Credit: Felons Brewing Co) If there’s a beer within reach, we’ll stretch to grab it!

Local Recommendation

Death Before Decaf

If you’re looking for good coffee and an edgy vibe in which to enjoy that coffee, look no further than Death Before Decaf. Hardcore metal meets café at this little Brunswick Street coffee shop where you’ll find a huge range of delicious caffeinated beverages offered both hot and cold.

Oh, and did we mention it’s a 24/7 espresso bar?! You can get your caffeine fix at any time of the day or night. It’s location also makes it the perfect spot to sober up with a coffee after a big night in the Valley.

This skate-inspired café is truly a unique part of New Farm, so make sure you check it out!

(Credit: Death Before Decaf) 24/7 coffees?! Yes, please!

New Developments

Traffic Signal Upgrades

The intersection of Barker Street and Brunswick Street in New Farm can expect to see upgrades through the installation of pedestrian protection arrows on traffic lights. This upgrade is part of the Brisbane City Council plan to reduce congestion and to improve pedestrian safety.

(Credit: Denise Jans on Unsplash) New upgrades will make New Farm roads safer for pedestrians

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