WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MACKAY THIS WEEK?

Looking for something do to around Mackay this week? Here are some ideas:

Artspace Mackay Foundation presents – Up Late with Myf Warhurst

  • Friday, October 2, at 7pm – 10pm
  • Artspace Mackay, tickets $49 – $55

In a special one off evening at Artspace Mackay, Myf will not only delve deep into her arts and music background in a discovery of where her love of the arts began, but will also attempt to convince art lovers that sometimes it’s the not so great art – the kitsch, the trashy, the everyday, the thrown away – that can tell us as much about who we are, as the ‘great’ art we know and love.

Enjoy a live musical performance by a leading Queensland act in their lounge bar space, cash bar, light refreshments, and a silent art auction. This is set to be an unforgettable Friday night out, you don’t want to miss.

Hair To The Throne featuring Marney McQueen

  • Friday, October 2, at 7.30pm
  • MECC, tickets $40 – $45

Hunnies! The Princess of Plucking and Preening is back with a comedy cabaret exposé, Hair To The Throne. Treat yourself to an unmissable full body experience as Celebrity Bikini Waxer Rosa Waxoffski takes you on a prickly journey from her childhood in Leningrad, spills the dirt from the pages of her star studded celebrity appointment book, and showcases her hilarious campaign to be Australia’s very first entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

Please note, this event will be held in the North Foyer – cabaret Style with General Admission Tables, no allocated or reserved tables/seating. Three lucky patrons will win a Bikini Waxing voucher from Beauty Worx on the night!

Bulls Master Country T20 Challenge

  • Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4
  • Harrup Park, Mackay

Cricket action will be fast and furious as Twenty20 players from across Queensland hit Mackay on October 2-4 for the Bulls Masters Country Challenge. This year’s Challenge will provide one of the best opportunities of the year for open cricketers from all areas of Queensland to represent their region in Twenty20 cricket at the one location, with the winners of each pool facing one another in a curtain raiser for the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba in early 2016.

All the action starts from 7pm Friday, noon Saturday and 9am Sunday. See you there!

The Mackay & District Pipe Band – Highland Fling

  • Sunday, October 4, at 1pm – 4pm
  • Meadowlands Amphitheatre, Mackay Botanical Gardens

A free family event presented by the Mackay & District Pipe Band. The Highland Fling will keep you entertained with folk/rock band Celtic Fyre, Mackay & District Pipe Band, RSL Memorial Pipes & Drums from Townsville and the Rockhampton Pipe Band, Highland dancers and the Jacobite Re-enactors with a sword fighting and group combat display.

Food from 12 noon and music from 1pm to 4pm. Entry to the Highland Fling is free with plenty of market stalls, raffles and free activities. Bring your folding chairs.

2015 Mackay Eisteddfod

  • Sunday, October 4 – Sunday, October 25
  • MECC, tickets from $5 single session – $90 season pass

Regardless of whether you’re a performer, an enthusiast, a family member or someone who loves to watch performance art we have something for you. Mackay Eisteddfod provides local artists with a supportive, professional environment to compete in, and our judges are all highly respected in their fields.

The Mackay Eisteddfod covers most major musical and dance disciplines for schools and individuals with contestant age categories ranging from ‘Tiny Tots’ to ‘Mature and Motivated’ and everything in between.

Baby Bounce

  • Tuesday, October 6, at 9:30am – 10am
  • Sarina Library

This program of nursery rhymes, lullabies, finger plays, songs and the use of board and picture books promotes language and literacy development in an interactive, fun-filled environment.

The sessions encourage valuable one-on–one time between parent and child and are also a great networking opportunity for parents and carers. Please bring a quilt, rug or cushion for your child.

Storytime

  • Tuesday, October 6, at 10:30am – 11am
  • Walkerston Library

For 2 – 5 years olds and their parents and carers. This program of stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays and songs enhances language and literacy development in an interactive, fun-filled environment. The sessions encourage a child’s love of books and promotes the library environment as an exciting place for the whole family.