Get ready, the last month of winter is coming at you.
Big Brekky to help the Homeless – Wednesday 2 August
Get up early for a good cause and have brekky with Tony and Lisa Clark, founders and designers of the Backpack Bed. All funds raised will go to supporting Toowoomba’s Basement Soup Kitchen. Tickets are $75 a head; the event’s on at Inbound at 6.30am. Find your tickets here or call 07 4638 2399 or 0438 172 964 for information.
Muller Bros First Birthday – Friday 4 – Sunday 6 August
Toowoomba’s only rooftop bar is having a long weekend of fun to celebrate their first birthday. If you have souvenired one of their copper cups over this first year you can return it no questions asked and get a free drink between 4pm and 6pm on Friday 4 August. Saturday night will be the 90s project – the best of 90s music performed live and Sunday is a brunch-o-rama. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for other birthday announcements.
Gig: Something Something Explosion – Friday 4 August
Local band Something Something Explosion are taking their Mid Youth Crisis Tour to The Spotted Cow, check the details out on Facebook.
Dine Down Town – Friday 4 August
The monthly street food markets at St Luke’s Parish are back. $2 cash entry (no eftpos) and 20 food vendors. Find out more here.
Brewoomba – Saturday 5 August
Beeeeer. The third Brewoomba is set to be a banger, with four different venues on board this year. Get yourself a ticket and you’ll get FOUR free beers, one at each venue: The Spotted Cow, Tapestry Bar, Blank Space at the Mill Precinct and the Church Street Carpark at Fitzys. Your ticket also includes unlimited use of a shuttle bus to get you around the festival plus the chance to drink all kinds of beer, all day long, while eating treats like Loaded Fries with Castlemaine cheese sauce, caramelised onion, crispy smoked beef and shallots.
Theatre: Dracula at the Empire Theatre – Friday 11 August
shake and stir theatre co present the bloody tale of Dracula. Tickets for adults are $45 and the show’s in town for one night only. Buy your tickets at empiretheatre.com.au
Gig: Josh Pyke – Saturday 12 August
Spring Suitcase Jumble – Saturday 12 August
From 9am to 12pm at St Luke’s here’s your chance to clean out your cupboards, swap with other rummagers or pick up something new. Have a look at the Facebook event for details and selling criteria.
Heroes and Villains Run/Walk – Sunday 13 August
Be good, be bad, it doesn’t matter as long as you move. The Toowoomba Hospital Foundation is inviting everyone to dress up as their favourite hero or villain and run 5km or walk 2km. Event starts at the Toowoomba Anglican Prep School at 9am. You can bring your good boys and girls too, as long as you bring a doggie bag to clean up after them. $10 per person or $20 for a family ticket, get your tickets at TryBooking.
Theatre: Oliver! The Musical – Thursday 17 – Saturday 19 August
The students of Fairholme and Grammar present Oliver! The Musical at the Empire Theatre. Adult tickets are $26, get them here.
Dinner and Brews with a View – Friday 18 August
Preston Peak Winery has teamed up with local beer dudes Four Brothers Brewing to create an evening of great food matched with great craft beer. There’ll be canapés, a three-course meal and a little insight into the magic of matching beer and food. Tickets are $99 a head, get them at prestonpeakwines.com.au and RSVP on Facebook.
After Dark: Science Fusion at Cobb + Co Museum – Friday 18 August
Even though science has failed us because we don’t have hoverboards, go celebrate it anyway during National Science Week with a night time adventure at our Cobb + Co Museum. You can create a hologram, ask science experts questions and learn about robots. Tickets are $15 for this all ages event, bookings essential.
Bites and Beats and Super Hero Dress Up Party – Saturday 19 August
The Original Mix is hosting the next twilight Bites and Beats party, at Brothers Leagues Club at Glenvale. There will be 50 food and market stalls, live music, lawn games and kids activities – including an awesome Super Hero Dress Up Party. Dress your kids (or you) up as their favourite super hero. Batman will be there, plus a jumping castle, face painting and other themed games. From 4pm to 9pm.
Big Night Out at Blank Space – Saturday 19 August
Help Toowoomba’s own cancer wellness centre open its doors. The new Hope Horizons is hosting a long table fundraising dinner at Blank Space at the Mills Precinct. There will be a live band, two course feasting menu and four hours of drinks. Hope Horizons aims to offer services like psychology, exercise physiology, oncology massage and more to help people who have been diagnosed and are living with cancer. Tickets are $145, RSVP on Facebook, learn more about the centre at hopehorizons.com.au
Damien Leith – Roy – Saturday 19 August
That Irish guy from Australian Idol is coming to Toowoomba as part of his Hall of Fame Tour: a tribute to icon Roy Orbison. Adult tickets are $60, get them here.
Gig: Toowoomba Jazz Society – Friday 25 August
The Toowoomba Jazz Society are hosting ‘Connect the dots’ at the North Toowoomba Bowls Club. It’s a tribute night for founding and life member Pat Harrington. Meal times from 6pm – 7.15pm, $14 for a 2 course meal. Gig starts at 7.45pm. Tickets are $15 for members of the Toowoomba Jazz Society, visitors $20, for more visit toowoombajazz.com or RSVP on Facebook.
Gig: Vera Blue – Saturday 26 August
Mayweather v McGregor – Sunday 27 August
The Spotted Cow is going all out to host an extravaganza for this big name bout. There will be American and Irish food, buckets of Coors/Millers and big screens everywhere. RSVP on Facebook.
Chills at the Mills – Sunday 27 August
Say goodbye to winter with chilled day out at Blank Space. 16 food stalls, craft beer on tap, wine and cheese, live music, jumping castle, kids creche and Tommy Guns, Cropt and Lash’d Dollhouse will be helping you look fresh with cuts and makeup. Gold coin donation with all proceeds going to Make A Wish Foundation it starts at 10, RSVP on Facebook.
Toowoomba’s First Pomeranian Meet Up – Sunday 27 August
Godsall Street dog park at Queens Park will be a little spot of heaven when Toowoomba’s first Pomeranian meet up will take place. Take your puppy or go and peep on some puppies. Please take a donation of a gold coin or dog toy or food for the RSPCA. RSVP on Facebook.
Love the Labels – Thursday 31 August
A showcase of Spring/Summer collections from loved designers. Hosted at The Office, tickets include food, wine, bubbles and beer, and goodie bags. For more RSVP on Facebook or get your tickets at trybooking for $75.
Here’s what’s on and when for markets in Toowoomba this month.
My Local Feast Farmers’ Market – Every Thursday 3pm to 7pm at the Empire Theatre and every second Saturday from 7am to 12pm at Cobb and Co
PCYC Markets – Every Sunday from 7am to 12.30pm
Margaret Street Markets – On winter break
Highfields Village Markets – Saturday 12 August from 12pm to 5pm
Queens Park Markets – Sunday 20 August from 8am to 1pm
Toowoomba Farmers’ Markets – Every Saturday at Walton Stores from 8am to 2pm