The Whitlams will perform in Mackay this weekend. Nick Brightman

Battle of the Kings Unveiling

When: Friday, June 28, 6.30pm.

Where: Mackay Harley-Davidson, 26 Peel Street.

What’s happening: For the first time Mackay Harley-Davidson has entered “The Battle of the Kings” a world wide Harley-Davidson competition for bike customisation. The store chose to customise a Street Bob and the public is invited to see what the boys have done to it.

Artists Anita Laura and Cynthia Gregg will be participating in Mackay’s first art battle. The second battle is on this Friday.Emma Murray

Art Battle

When: Friday, June 28, 6 – 10pm.

Where: The Metropolitan, Gordon St, Mackay.

What’s happening: Join in the second Art Battle Mackay. Artists have 20 minutes to turn blank canvases into incredible pieces of original art that will be available via silent auction. Minors are allowed to attend with guardian until 10pm. Tickets are $23.10 and are available from

The Whitlams – Last Drinks at the Morrison Hotel Tour

When: Friday, June 28, 7.30pm.

Where: MECC Auditorium.

What’s happening: It’s 20 years since ‘Blow Up the Pokies’ was released on the multi-platinum album ‘Love this City’. It will be a fantastic night with 12 songs and two bonus tracks from ‘Love this City’ and the other half of the rambunctious long set will wander widely through the other five albums. Opening on the night is support act Tate Obst, the 2017 winner of ‘Mackay’s Got Talent’ competition, with his mixture of indie and reggae tunes. Tickets available from the MECC.