At the centre of this year’s Mardi Gras will be the official late-night festival club where everybody is welcome.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Seymour Centre present the Opening Night of the MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL CLUB.
Doors open and entertainment kicks off at 9pm and keeps going 'till the wee early hours, featuring:
KRYPTONITE and NICOLA
With chillout areas and a dance floor, the Festival Club will be the place to meet friends, make new ones, create festival memories and have an absolute ball.
After three consecutive sell-out Australian tours, comedy queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio returns to Australia with her brand-new comedy show. The self-proclaimed “clown in a gown” tells tales of her world travels and the outrageous circus that is her life of politics, travel, family and social media.
Don’t miss your chance to see the The Queen of Mean in her fiercely funny new show in 2019.
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 smooth vocal stylings of Hugh Sheridan, 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.
2 fabulous parties, 1 ticket! This Mardi Gras do not miss Lansdowne’s special edition of SATURgAY and ALL SORTS all in one! Hosted by the hilarious duo Miss Ellaneous & Marzi Panne from Party Passport! SATURgAY downstairs - Disco, fabulous, hands in the air good times!
ALL SORTS Blackout upstairs – Drop it like it’s hot with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ mob, Brotha Boys, Sista Girls and their supporters! ALL SORTS is the best blackfella event this side of the lolly jar! Special shows from Divas, Miss First Nation finalists and much, much more!
SHAUN PARKER & COMPANY and Seymour Centre present:
KING is a new music-dance collaboration between award-winning director/choreographer Shaun Parker and internationally renowned Bulgarian-born songwriter/vocalist Ivo Dimchev.
Set in a theatrical world that is part cocktail lounge, part jungle, KING interrogates the notion of male power, control and group dynamics amongst men. Teasing out patterns of behaviour of the cis-hetero-alpha-male against homosexual, bisexual and pansexual perspectives, Parker’s highly physical and articulate choreographic world in KING will be intertwined with the scorching live sung narration of Dimchev’s deconstructed cabaret-esque vocals. The key protagonist and archetype in KING will be observed as a naked man, which will be created by, and instructed by Dimchev as the work progresses, and we shall witness the male body as a commodity for observation. Dimchev, as the gender-neutral narrator, creates a kingdom of men commenting on toxic masculinity.
The juxtaposition of Dimchev’s androgynous counter tenor vocal narration against the male dominated world created in KING, will provide a compelling counterpoint to the notion of power and brutality found within the context of historic masculinity and socio-sexual-political structures. KING shall deliver a biting, yet humorous theatrical expose, giving a well-deserved ‘nod’ to a society in revolt against an exhausted patriarchy. Full frontal nudity, violence, adult themes and sexual references.
Recommended ages 16+
It’s high tide this Pride with Rule 34 Club’s WET SPOT.
Heeyyy sailors! Calling all nauti buoys and gay gulls, kinky crabs, mer-creatures, sea-men, harbour homos, sexy starfishes and all other queer seafarers who like to get wet.
Join 300 queers for an evening of dirty dancing, perverted performances and more sea-prises aboard the WET SPOT – a spacious 84 ft catamaran – as we mince our way across the Sydney Harbour to the beats of DJ Maxxxy T and DJ Betts.
All aboard! Camp costumes serving maritime realness highly encouraged! Seas the gay at WET SPOT this Sydney Mardi Gras!
All genders and sexualities welcome!
Sponsored by Here's Looking at you, Kid!
"It's lovely to see you - here's to a pleasant evening. And a few surprises.”
G.bod Theatre present an extraordinary double bill.
Peter Wyngarde, best known for playing the character Jason King, the inspiration for Austin Powers, was an accomplished actor until his fall from grace in 1975.
Bette Davis was a true movie legend. She fought hard all her life, had four husbands, two Oscars and a reputation as the biggest bitch in Hollywood.
Wyngarde! A Celebration and Queen Bette tells the whole story.
‘A ‘Wow’ moment on Sydney’s stage’ - SMH
With Garth Holcombe & Jeanette Cronin
Porteno x Heaps Gay Presents SYDNY KINGS SUPPER CLUB
Kings - Cocktails - Canapés & Late Night Party!
Grab your dapper suits, your button down or fancy labels and join us at SYDNY KINGS SUPPER CLUB, for one night only the infamous Argentinan Porteno & Gardels Bar will host a night of drag kings performances, music and late night dancing till real late as part of the Mardi Gras Festival 2019.
We pay homage to kings past and present with roaming performances, kings on the decks and fly as F performances that will leave you gagging for more in this incredible space that we’ll own for one night only.
Full show, light canapes and kings $39 + BF. All booking fees from this event donated to Twenty10.
Limited tickets available now! 8pm - 2am, Friday 15 February at Porteno, 50 Holt Street.
Artwork: SLIT Magazine