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Date: November 2018

Thick 'n' Juicy

Thick 'n' Juicy

Join the THICK ‘N’ JUICY party family in Sydney to celebrate Mardi Gras with another massive Sunday party, serving high-profile local and international DJs / performers and hundreds of sexy friendly men from around the world!

Our popular dance parties are home to a big family of hunky men and their LGBTIQ+ friends. Famous for world-class entertainment, cheeky themes and awesome venue transformations. Come party with us!

Tickets on sale 3pm Thursday 22nd November 2018

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Luna Park

Luna Park

With spectacular views of the harbour, Sydney's much loved Luna Park is a superbly restored 1930's amusement park.

Trevor Ashley's Mardi Gala

Trevor Ashley's Mardi Gala

Bigger, better and dare we say, Gayer than ever, Trevor Ashley's MARDI GALA returns to the Concert Hall for one fabulous night only. 

Live onstage with a 12 piece orchestra, this variety gala is jam-packed with surprises, laughs and power ballads, that will have everyone on their feet. Joining "Mardi Gras Royalty" Trevor Ashley is the deliciously camp Rhonda Burchmore, the electrifying Tim Campbell, the acerbic wit of Tom Ballard, Oxford St legends Shauna Jensen and Minnie Cooper, and more surprises! 

Right after the show, the Northern Foyers play host to the best party in Sydney with breathtaking views in a sunset soiree like no other, sparkling with the sounds of DJ Victoria Anthony. 

Come and join us for the ultimate Mardi Gras pre-party and celebrate with the stars!

Sydney Opera House presents in association with Trevor Ashley Enterprises.

 

Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony

Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony

Happy Mardi Gras!

The City of Sydney's Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony hosted by Lord Mayor Clover Moore at Sydney Town Hall is the first official welcoming event of the Festival each year.

The rainbow flag originated in San Francisco in 1978 and was designed by artist Gilbert Baker for the Californian city's Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day Parade. Since then it has become a woldwide emblem of gay pride and gay-friendly areas. The red on the flag symbolises life, while orange signifies healing, yellow is for sunlight, green represents nature, blue stands for harmony and violet signifies spirit.

City of Sydney is proud to show support for its many LGBTQI residents, workers and visitors. As a government partner of Sydney's Mardi Gras Festival, the City will fly the rainbow flag above Sydney Town Hall throughout the 2019 Festival from Friday 15 February until Sunday 3 March.

 

Queer Screen's 26th Mardi Gras Film Festival

Queer Screen's 26th Mardi Gras Film Festival

From romance to comedies, documentaries to dramas, and everything in between, Queer Screen delivers a huge 26th Mardi Gras Film Festival with an exciting array of diverse films that showcase the LGBTQI experience.

The 2019 festival will feature a raft of Australian and Sydney premieres from all corners of the globe. Highlights include the hotly anticipated Sauvage, a powerful portrait of a gay hustler on the streets of France that sent shockwaves through Cannes for its unrelenting and visceral imagery.

Snapshots will transport you back to the 60's and a sexy secret love affair between two women, whilst Freelancers Anonymous fills the screen with a fabulous, mostly female cast in a hilarious screwball comedy without the heteronormativity.

One of the many documentary highlights comes to us from Tonga, as we meet the incredible Leitis In Waiting and their spirited flight for equality; and don't miss the sparkling documentary that raises the curtain and shines a spotlight on acclaimed playwright and LGBTQI activist Terence McNally.

The teaser films listed above and more are on sale now, ahead of the launch of the full festival on January 9.

 

Posted in Mardi Gras Events Tagged Community, Film

Stonewall Hotel

Stonewall Hotel

Stonewall is the camp and brash staple of the scene, attracting a young colourful crowd every night of the week.

 

ARQ

ARQ

ARQ is where many big nights out on Oxford Street end up. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights feature drag show extravaganzas and regular themed parties.

 

Universal

Universal

Oxford Street's beloved Midnight Shift is reborn as Universal, hosting a variety of events over two huge floors.

 

Palms

Palms

There's a long line outside this downstairs venue after midnight each weekend! Inside there's a modest dancefloor and a fun up-for-it crowd enjoying retro and pop-dance classics.

 

The Beresford Hotel

The Beresford Hotel

The Beresford hosts several LGBTQI special events at various times of year, and its large beer garden out the back heaves with gay locals on weekends.

 

The Oxford Hotel

The Oxford Hotel

There's plenty of options to relax, meet, drink and eat at the Oxford. Enjoy cocktails and pub grub!

 

Kinselas Hotel

Kinselas Hotel

Kinselas is a geat place for a relaxed drink, and hosts trivia nights. It's also currently home to the Harbour City Bears' Friday evening drink sessions.

 

The Colombian

The Colombian

Grab yourself a window seat and watch the talent drift by. Have a dance upstairs on Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays. There's DJs, drag shows and games too.

 

Bear Bar

Bear Bar

Sydney's small gay bar is open at 2 Oxford Street every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 2am. Located at the city end of Oxford Street with its entrance located at the rear in Liverpool Street.

 

The Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel

The Impy is located a short walk from Newtown's main drag. There's a friendly ground floor dining and drinking area, plus shows and parties upstairs.