OUR TOP FIVE PICKS FOR THIS WEEKEND
1. DAY IN DENHAM LANE
The Hoi Polloi will be hosting a Day in Denham Lane with local market stalls, arts and crafts, street eats, musicians and of course all the coffee one can consume (safely) today from 8am. To pay respects for Remembrance Day there will be a minute’s silence at 11am and a bugle call.
2. GERT AND BESS
Destined to become a national classic, this latest work by legendary Australian playwright Barry Dickins was commissioned especially for Townsville’s TheatreiNQ. Directed by Terri Brabon and featuring Arminelle Fleming and Kellie Esling, Gert and Bess is a quintessentially Australian comedy of love, hardship and the enduring complexities of family. It’s on until November 19 at Theatre iNQ in South Townsville. Details and tickets available at theatreinq.com.
3. DIRECTOR’S VISIT
Townsville Classic Films is wrapping up the screening year with a visit from Australian film director John Duigan. Today they’re showing John’s film The Year My Voice Broke (1987) and on Sunday the Fellini film Amarcord (1973). Both screenings start at 7pm at the School of Arts (Dancenorth). Everyone welcome for a small donation.
4. RENEGADE MARKET
Head to Renegade Handmade markets on Sunday, Townsville’s best market for locally made fashion, jewellery, arts, crafts, homewares and unique gifts. More than a market, it’s a beautiful morning with live music, food vans and craft makers. Renegade Handmade will be held at the Marian Catholic School Hall at 140 Corcoran St, Currajong, from 8am to 1pm.
5. DRAWING ROOM
Head to Pinnacles Gallery this weekend to see the latest exhibition by Jonathan McBurnie. Dread Sovereign demonstrates a reconfiguration of the act of drawing in response to digital technologies, culminating in what the artist terms “meta drawing”. Within the exhibition, questions of genre, form and medium are abandoned for an interdisciplinary approach. It’s showing until January 28. More info at whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au.