Discover what's on King St this May

1 May 2021

With Mother's Day, the BAD Festival, our month of Jazz continuing and more, there's plenty to keep you busy and entertained on King St this month!

Mother's Day on King St  |  Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 May
Spoil Mum with a range of hands-on experiences, delicious meals and unique gifting this Mother's Day on King St. From Ikebana workshops and a special Mother's Day Market at artisan to a multi-course banquet at Fat Dumpling or il Verde, you can read all about making Mum's day here
A young lady browsing handbags available for sale at Fiera Boutique on King St.

Workshop Wednesday - Statement Earrings  |  Welcome to Bowen Hills  |  Wednesday 12 May
Try your hand at beading with May's edition of Workshop Wednesday! Hosted by an expert designer from The Eddies Studio, this workshop comes in at $69pp and includes all of the tools, wire, jewellery hardward and decorations you need to make two pairs of earrings. Learn more and sign up here.
Lots of different types of earrings that you can make at the upcoming Welcome to Bowen Hills workshop.

BAD Festival's Radical Localism  |  Building 8, Alexandria Park (right next to King St)  |  Saturday 15 May
Explore sustainability, clothing longevity and Brisbane's cultural heartbeat with this BAD Festival signature event hosted by our own artisan and emerging designer space, Practice Studio. There'll be workshops with Phoebe Paradise, live performances and a symposium discussion on how we can support a circular textile economy. Read more about this exciting event here.
A lady's arm while she is wearing a pink and black dress, with the words Radical Localism over the top.

King St Book Club Special Author Event  |  artisan gallery space  |  Tuesday 18 May from 6pm
It's back and we have our first very special author event coming up for May! It will be a fabulous evening with author Susan Johnson, with the discussion led by Jennifer Stephens of Avid Reader. Get all the details here!

King St Jazz  | May to July 2021
Following on from International Jazz Day on 30 April, King St is celebrating all things jazz with our own Jazz Music Institute all May, plus June and into July! Head here to read about when you can catch special performances, lively parades, and your chance to win! 

New weekly events  |  Beerhaus
King St's home of all things beer and Bavarian is introducing some awesome new weekly events in May, including $15 schnitzels on Wednesdays, 1-cent wings and trivia (13 May - Friends; 20 May - Kath & Kim; 27 May - Harry Potter) on Thursdays, $1 wings and footy on Fridays, $10 cocktails on Saturdays and $20 Sunday pork belly roasts (including crispy pork belly, glazed Dutch carrots, creamy mash, red cabbage, Yorkshire pudding, apple compote & onion gravy - yummo). Plus, there's UFC main events, UFC 262: Oliveira -v- Chandler (16 May) and live acoustic sessions on every other Sunday 1pm - 4pm. Visit their website to learn more. 

Live Performances  |  The Tivoli  |  Various dates
As always, our friends at The Tivoli are hosting a diverse range of live performances in May! There are musical tributes to icons like Lennon and McCartney (15 May) and The Church (28 May), fresh Aussie artists including Northeast Party House (21 May), Woodes (27 May), and Confidence Man (29 May), and unique experiences including a talk by SAS sniper Mark 'Billy' Billingham (9 May) and a fabulous LGBTIQ+Elders Dance Club (16 May)! Head to The Tivoli's website to learn more and book your tickets, but be quick, shows are selling quickly! 
Visitors to The Tivoli in Costin Street, just around the corner from King St, lining up ready to attend a show.
Subversive Creature Creation workshop  |  artisan  | Saturday 29 May
For a tactile contemporary art experience, Subversive Creature Creation with Michelle Vine will be budding artists' cup of tea! For $115pp, Michelle will guide you through a 3-hour workshop to create your own soft sculpture utilising discarded household appliances, with light refreshments provided. Learn more and book your spot here

Plus, check out artisan's current exhibitions that run until 22 May. Reflection Distortion curated by Cassandra Lehman features the works of four artists who conceptually use reflective materials as a commentary on perception, while Moths by Lesley Kendall features more than 300 life-sized porcelain moths, recreated in incredible detail. Discover more about these amazing exhibitions here



Free 14-Day Trial  |  CAMS Cycling Collective  |  May
On your bike! To CAMS, that is… If you're thinking about upping your cycling skills or just need a push to get started, CAMS is offering free two-week trials for all new clients in May! You can try indoor coached sessions, outdoor group coached rides, and meet the diverse range of cyclists at CAMS (like Michael - you can read about his cycling journey here) to inspire you to meet your cycling goals. Phone 3844 4607 or email CAMS to claim your trial.

Upcoming Shows  |  Brisbane Showgrounds  |  May
Love cakes? International Cake Show Australia is Australia's only international standard cake, baking and sweet show. It brings together celebrity chefs and cake artists to share their skills with sweet loving foodies. There will be 90+ free demonstrations, a huge cake decorating competition, pop up shops, workshops and so much more! On from 14 - 16 May.

For the under 18's Good Life Presents: Lost City.  Australia’s biggest u/18s festival, it will feature Billboard & Global top 10 artist Masked Work with smash hit ‘Astronaut in The Ocean’. Masked Wolf will be joined by some of Australia’s hottest acts including Luude, Tigerlily, Horizon, Rojdar, Paris Lawrence, Yo! Mafia + Locals. The festival is loaded with free attractions including carnival rides, a bean bag cinema and 3x3 basketball.

Last Month of Hottest 100 Ritas  |  El Camino
May is the last month to try El Camino Cantina's famed Hottest 100 Ritas, featuring four of the winning flavours as selected by over 3,000 votes back in January. Flavours include mango, watermelon, passionfruit and Grape Nerd, all served with a Grand Marnier float! Learn more and plan your visit to try them for yourself here.
Photos of bright and delicious margaritas available from El Camino in May.

Now you're ready to make the most of May on King St. But don't forget to check out some exclusive King St offers available in May here!

Published: 5 May 2021