Regular Events

An eclectic collection of Backbone-hosted fundraisers, open-mic, and scratch nights.


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Tragic trivia
presented by the sui ensemble

Test your brains, brawn, and beauty with questions, games, and challenges that will have your team screaming to get on that winner’s podium! Hosted by the next generation of Brisbane drag kings and queens Richie LeStrange, Quiche Lorraine, and Christina Draguilera this is a night not to be missed. Tragic Trivia is held (almost) monthly as a fundraising effort for The Sui Ensemble, a Brisbane based theatre company who create performances and events that engage audiences in new and innovative ways.

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vomit cabaret
presented by sam pankhurst and gerald keaney

Vomit Cabaret is about helping people access unusual states. Absurdist/Surreal performances, experimental/marginal art, punk, lofi, all presented in an Open Mic format.  That is to say that the curation can be disrupted at any time by outsiders who wish to present anything whatsoever. Vomit Cabaret is held on the night of each full moon. There will be an optional membership for audience/participants - the larger project is a social club in the style of AudioPollen circa mid-2000s.

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Fast 'n' Loose
presented by Kelsey Adams & Regan Ainslie

Fast ‘n’ Loose will be a monthly scratch night for artists across a range of disciplines to showcase and test work in development. The evening will be structured to create a supportive community and to facilitate conversations and constructive feedback between performers and audience members. We are hoping to create the opportunity for cross-disciplinary inspiration to combat the echo chamber that can develop within individual art forms.