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Joan

Joan
To celebrate Mardi Gras, esteemed UK Theatre Company Milk Presents bring their award-winning Drag King play JOAN to Sydney for the first time.

Gretel Killeen and the Gretsky's: The Love Love Klub

Gretel Killeen and the Gretsky's: The Love Love Klub
Join us for this ridiculously hilarious and joyful celebration of love and agony expressed through comedy, song, poetry, philosophy and interpretive dance. Featuring Gretel Killeen (one of the nation's big hearts and minds), her band The Gretsky's (what they lack in talent they make up for with enthusiasm) and a smorgasbord of their infamous, brilliant and occasionally untalented friends. Lovebirds, singles & cynics will all love it! Come along, get happy, get groovy.

Shaken Not Stirred

Shaken Not Stirred
For lovers of the greatest James Bond themes, this is a night not to be missed. Glam it up and join Penelope Sai as she delves into the seduction and fun of all things 007.

Sandy Bottoms “Disco On The Green”

Sandy Bottoms “Disco On The Green”
Sandy Bottom presents her 6th Instalment with Disco on The Green, presenting a range of local and interstate drag and transgender illusionist entertainers, International and local Glbti Dj’s and a fun social Mardi Gras Wrap Up Party for all the family. Offering Meat Raffles, Sandys Poof Bowling Competition, Gayest Lawn Bowls and Camp Tunes and Fab Foods, there is something for every age, and every gay in disco heaven.

Koori Gras

Koori Gras
Koori Gras

According to Otto

According to Otto

According to Otto is the latest play by acclaimed dramatist, Wayne Tunks (Fag Boy & the Married Guy, The Girlie Show, Bitch and Diva Wars). Otto Brooks is 16 with a massive imagination and a big secret he’s ready to reveal he’s gay.

Otto has the usual family, parents who love and embarrass him, a Uni student sister who wants to change the world, a pop culture loving Nana and a best friend, Max, who he’s secretly in love with. Add to that, a school bully out for a blood and Otto has a lot to go through before he becomes what he really wants, to be out, happy and in love. Time to delve into the world according to Otto.

Starring Felicity Burke, Alice Furze, Jacinta Moses, Jasper Musgrave, Tasha O’Brien, Wayne Tunks and Andrew Wang.

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Forty Years of Femme

Forty Years of Femme

Sydney Femme Guild is proud to host an evening of visual and performance based celebration from the past 40 years of Femmes. Come celebrate Femmes of our community with spoken word, performance and photography on the night.

Guy James Whitworth Presents Gentlemen of a Certain Reputation

Guy James Whitworth Presents Gentlemen of a Certain Reputation

A dynamic group exhibition that examines identity, sexuality, gender and reputation and challenges what those issues mean in Australia after the postal vote and its recent outcomes. Award winning Sydney based artist Guy James Whitworth presents current works selected from his favourite queer artists based all around Australia, an event which he describes as ‘less of a passing on of the torch, but more of a sharing of the talking stick. With so many artists referencing inspiration from the same events and cultural reference points, it’s amazing to see so many different styles and statements.’ Multi media artists such as Dan Gladden, Michael Willard, Andrew Batt-Rowden and Dim Fim (whose works are all featured above) head a stellar line up, in this not to be missed exhibition. The M2 Gallery in Surry hills will host a week long festival of events such artists talks and evenings of performance art, with dates to be announced closer to the opening night.

Watch this space…

Polly's February Dance

Polly's February Dance

The Pollys Club was formed in 1964 and is the longest running LGBTIQ social club in Australia. We hold dances throughout the year which provide an alternative social scene to the traditional bar and club environment. Our dances provide a safe and friendly environment for the LGBTIQ community, supporters and friends to gather and enjoy an evening of dancing and entertainment and at the same time raise funds for our grants program. Over our long history, The Pollys Club have donated over $350,000. towards many charities and organisations through our Annual Grants Program.

Come and join in the fun at our 2018 February dance – “Two Of Hearts”

Rule 34 Presents CRISCO DISCO

Rule 34 Presents CRISCO DISCO

To celebrate Mardi Gras, performance art perverts - Rule 34 - are throwing a party! CRISCO DISCO offers up a late night dirty discotheque of dancing and disco mischief, dotted with hot, hilarious and perverse performances that celebrate the diversity of sexuality and gender. Mix, mingle, dance, party, party and blot out everything but the disco beat at CRISCO DISCO. All genders and sexualities welcome. Dress to impress (yourself). R18.

Songs Jessye's Sung

Songs Jessye's Sung

Soprano Julia Wee and pianist Lucus Allerton present a musical program inspired by the great African-American soprano Jessye Norman and the struggle for civil liberties and freedoms. The program includes spirituals and songs by Mahler and Strauss. Come and be enveloped in this rapturous program of music that will move you with its tales of battles fought and won in the journey of life and love.

The September 2017 debut performance of this program for Artsong Canberra led one reviewer to write: Julia “established an immediate, genuine rapport with her audience” and “invested the song with a strength and emotion that was very moving.” “The piano accompaniment for this work by Lucus Allerton was especially fine.”

For this performance, Julia and Lucus will be joined by guest artist Pamela Andrews. All three first met as students at the ANU School of Music, Canberra. Each finding their own way after graduating, this is the first time they have come together again to give this very special presentation (which may involve Julia in more than just a little bit of drag!).

T Dance - Time Machine

T Dance - Time Machine

Mary Kiani presents T Dance. Celebrate the music of the past - Remember the days when we loved the nightlife and got to boogie?” Mary Kiani presents “T Dance” so lets play that funky music again and everybody dance! Young hearts will run free as we take you back to the days when the disco divas ruled the dance floor. Let’s groove and freak out under the glitter ball at home terrace. Decadence delivered to you in the heart of the famous Darling Harbour. As we turn back the clock jump in my Accidental-Transcendental-Fuel-injected "TIME MACHINE" and prepare to dance yourself dizzy! DJ's DAN DAN - MIKE KELLY & JAKE KILBY KEEPING THE DANCE FLOOR BUSY! Playing DANCEFLOOR CLASSICS

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The Bedlam Cabaret - Mardi Gras Edition

The Bedlam Cabaret - Mardi Gras Edition

Presented by Company of Rogues and hosted by the fabulous James Breko we’re creating our own slice of Bedlam inside the famous Red Rattler, just for Mardi Gras.

Showcasing new and emerging LGBTQI and allied artists, musicians and performers - plus a surprise or two - it's going to be a Wednesday night like no other!

Bedlam Mardi Gras Edition will be a madcap multi-genre cabaret blending burlesque, music and song with cutting edge circus, contemporary performance and sizzling drag art.

The incredible Marlena Dali will lead Bedlam’s queerest ever line-up which will also feature Sydney’s rising burlesque superstar Kael Murray (of Star Wars Burlesque fame). And when the stage isn't being lit up by Bedlam's inmates you can play with madhouse activations and soak up some cray cray at the bar before the final party hour kicks off!

So slip into your formal straight jacket and dust off your bed straps because this is one cabaret you don’t want to miss.

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir and Wellington Glamaphones present 'Close Harmony'

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir and Wellington Glamaphones present 'Close Harmony'

Bringing together two fabulous LGBTQI choirs, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir and Wellington Glamaphones, ‘Close Harmony’ is a celebration of the power of voice to promote acceptance, inclusion, harmony and community between people and nations.

Featuring songs from 40 years of Mardi Gras, and a host of favourites from across the Tasman, you’ll be singing along and dancing in the aisles. You’ll be uplifted, moved, and taken on a musical adventure through harmony.

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir has been promoting harmony through song since 1991. We are an inclusive non-auditioned choir open to all and have performed across Sydney, Australia and around the world.

The Glamaphones are Wellington’s 60 strong LGBTQI community choir. Also non-auditioned, they place great emphasis on participation, inclusiveness and building community.

Queerstories: Western Sydney

Queerstories: Western Sydney

Go west this Mardi Gras with Sydney’s favourite LGBTQI storytelling night. Join host Maeve Marsden and an eclectic line up of stars and strangers at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta for a night of our city’s queerstories, unexpected tales of lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour.

The LGBTQI community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating our own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family and community.

In its usual home in Redfern, Queerstories has been selling out every month for over a year, bringing storytellers from all walks of life to the stage. Funny, moving, surprising and engaging, the stories from Queerstories are also available on the podcast.

 

This event is Auslan interpreted. This Western Sydney special event is presented by Riverside Theatres.

The View UpStairs

The View UpStairs

The View UpStairs pulls you inside the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant 70s gay bar in New Orleans. The forgotten bar regulars come to life when a young fashion designer from 2017 buys the now abandoned space and is transported back in time. He gets to know the joys and struggles of this community and in turn learns about his place in the world. From the opening piano chords of this Off-Broadway sensation, the five-piece band and cast of ten blast into the glam rock world of the 1970s. In our ever-changing world, this show looks at the then and now to explore our ideas of love, regret, defiance and resilience. The music will give you goosebumps, the story will make you both laugh and cry. See why Ru Paul said the show was “FABULOUS! It was fantastic.”

“Vibrant and jubilant. The show swells with heart, a moving homage to LGBT culture, past and present.” - Entertainment Weekly

Airlock: A Nihilistic Indie Pop Cabaret About the End of the World

Airlock: A Nihilistic Indie Pop Cabaret About the End of the World

The end of the world is almost upon us and the lucky few that are rich or powerful enough to afford survival have hunkered down in a bunker to witness humanity’s final moments. An MC keeps the mood light while we wait for “THE END” and welcomes the last few stragglers stumble through the Airlock… humankind’s last best hope.

Are they scientists? Artists? Teachers? Leaders?

No, of course not. They’re all awful, selfish hypocrites who contribute nothing of value to society and no one gets redeemed.

But there’s booze, so that makes it a bit okay.

Consisting of a bunch of all-original songs, a gloriously camp Frankenstein’s Monster of music theatre, cabaret, pop, and experimental electronica. Grab a cocktail and watch the world burn from behind the safety of the Airlock.

Featuring a random cross section of fabulously talented performers from all over the place including Margi de Ferranti, Stephanie Grace, Tim Hansen, Will Hannagan, Kate Leabeater, Dyan Tai and Benny J. Ramsay.

Written, composed, produced, sworn at, and talked about ad nauseam at dinner parties by Tim Hansen.

Costume design by Fabiana Figueira Abreau

Produced by Liz Alexander

The Duetaholics

The Duetaholics

Entertainment’s least-likely newlyweds are trapped in a sexless marriage and loving every minute of it!

Melbourne’s kitsch cabaret comedian Dean Arcuri and Tasmanian entertainment supernova Miz Ima Starr have tied the knot in an aural extravaganza and they’ll never sing alone again… or will they?

If you’re looking to re-ignite your relationship, then have they got the solution for you. These improbable belters reinvent the wedding reception as the ultimate gay celebration of song, and you’re invited to the head of the table as they delve into dynamic evening of delectable duets that won’t just have you tapping your toes, but dancing in the isles as well.

Fresh from their all-singing all-dancing honeymoon in Vegas, The Duetaholics unveil their entirely unpatented recipe for everlasting marital bliss. From ‘We Got Tonight’ in a go-go bar… to ‘Adele’s Guide to Stalking’… Dean and Ima are ready and sharing their love across the country as they end their nationwide tour in Sydney for Mardi Gras 40th Anniversary.

Go on, give love a chance!

It Takes 2!

It Takes 2!

IT TAKES TWO!

A hilarious night of fun, laughter and DRAG!

What happens when two ex-NZ drag artistes, now living in separate Australian Cities get together to put on a show? A MESS... errr... we mean.... DRAG MAGIC!

Inspired by Pop Culture, Film and TV shows, music and fashion tastes - Drag Performers Polly Filla (Melb) and Felicity Frockaccino (Syd) poke fun at and pay homage to their icons in an hour of zany fun and laugh out loud comedy!

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Dungeons and Drag Queens

Dungeons and Drag Queens

Four fab drag queens bring RuPaul to roleplaying in this hilarious live game of Dungeons & Dragons! Along with dice rolling there'll be dancing, singing and entertaining audiovisuals to compliment their comedic quest. If you thought Frodo should have walked to Mordor in sequin heels, this is the show for you.

The fierceness and fantasy runs for four nights only so fetch your tickets fast!

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Greg Gould - Intimate + Live

Greg Gould - Intimate + Live

GREG GOULD is one of Australia’s most exciting entertainers, connecting with audiences around the globe through his powerhouse vocals, charismatic stage presence and heart provoking music videos. Greg dominated Australia’s Got Talent in 2013 where his stirring rendition of Prince's ‘Purple Rain’ propelling him through to the final where he finished as Runner Up. Greg has toured the world with his band The Chase, performed to sold out shows the Full Moon Fest in New York City, the 2017 Sydney Mardi Gras official after party and headlined 2017 Hamburg Pride in Germany where his original single ‘Today’ was chosen as the official anthem.

Greg's cover of En Vogue's hit ‘Don’t Let Go’ went to #5 in Australia, #4 in Bulgaria, #27 in Italy and #7 in Germany, with its accompanying music video taking the internet by storm, viewed by more than 19 million people. This amazing video features true stories of discrimination within the LGBTI community and caught the eye of En Vogue's lead singer Maxine Jones, who praised the version saying Greg’s cover gave her goosebumps. The two e-released the song as a duet and have embarked on an international tour.

Following in the footsteps of great artists who aren't defined by any one genre, Greg promises to deliver honest, soulful music that's straight from the heart. A promise he continues to live up to.

To book tickets, e-mail marc@claireskitchen.com.au or phone (02) 9283 1891.

Bear Bar

Bear Bar

Celebrate Bear Culture during Mardi Gras.

Sydney’s pop-up Bear Bar is back bigger than ever to celebrate 40 years of Mardi Gras.

Located on the ground floor of the Burdekin Hotel, at the start of Oxford Street, doors swing open on February 23rd for another action packed 9 days of fun events.

Showcasing the cream of the international bear scene, this year’s entertainment line-up includes comedian Dean Arcuri from Melbourne, US DJ Corey Craig from NYC and Sydney’s Colin Gaff who has headlined at bear parties across the globe including the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party.

As well as the pub style nights, there will be art showcasing local bear artists and some special events geared to visitors to Sydney, including an Australian wine tasting run by United Cellars and a walking tour exploring Sydney’s secret gay history.

Spread over two levels of the Burdekin Hotel, Bear Bar will be the focal point of the Australian Bear Community during the Mardi Gras celebrations.

Festivities wrap up with a massive Mardi Gars Parade Party on March 3rd, overlooking Oxford Street with amazing views of the parade.

Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love

Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love

Throwing Shade Theatre Company presents Brad Fraser’s modern classic about life, love, identity and death.

Set in Edmonton, Alberta, the story revolves around a pair of self-absorbed twenty-somethings: Candy and David. Candy is your typical sexually active young woman desperately looking for a soulmate; David is a gay waiter, who's harbouring a secret past and is utterly jaded about life and love.

While Candy turns to lesbianism, David finds himself torn between Kane, a teenager that has a crush on David who recognises him from his days as a child star, and Bernie, an old friend who harbours his own dark secret…

First presented by Alberta Theatre Projects at the playRites '89 Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Unidentified Human Remains was immediately controversial for its violence, nudity, frank dialogue, and sexual explicitness. It nevertheless received critical acclaim; it was named one of the 10 best plays of the year by TIME.

"Off-Broadway's newest and best play... it stunningly blends punk popular appeal and poetic power." - TIME

"Pungent dialogue and highly graphic sexuality, the play repeatedly arrests the audience's attention." - NEW YORK TIMES

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Mosaic: LGBTIQ Artists of Western Sydney

Mosaic: LGBTIQ Artists of Western Sydney

Artwork: You & Me, 2013-2017, Participatory community embroidery facilitated by Liam Benson photo by Zan Wimberley

Western Sydney is home to a diverse and vibrant community of some 2 million people including a large LGBTIQ community - a mosaic of Australian life.

This exhibition will showcase 7 artists from across the region at the Parramatta Art Society Gallery for 2 weeks starting 23 February 2018.

Mosaic includes artists Liam Benson, George Tillianakis and Geoff Sellman and the launch will include a performance by Melodiqa as well as other musical performances and readings from Western Sydney LGBTIQ writers.

Come and experience the unique voices and perspectives of Sydney’s booming west.

Mosaic: LGBTIQ Artists of Western Sydney is a partnership between ACON, Parramatta Queer Forum, City of Parramatta Council and the City of Parramatta Art Society.

Trevor Ashley's MARDI GALA

Trevor Ashley's MARDI GALA

The only way to kick-off the 2018 Mardi Gras season - join “Mardi Gras Royalty” Trevor Ashley on stage at the iconic Sydney Opera House Concert Hall along with a veritable fruit bowl of his famous friends.

Wear your best black-tie or outrageous outfit at the perfect replacement for the iconic “Stars Come Out” of yesteryear. This variety gala is part concert, part chat show but ALL fun! Together with a 14-piece orchestra, the season will kick off right with a night of laughs, music and fabulosity, celebrating forty years of Mardi Gras.

After his sell-out concert last year with Diamonds Are For Trevor, Trevor Ashley will be joined by the incredible showman Todd McKenney, uber-diva Paul Capsis, pop-queen & jungle-queen Casey Donovan, the crown prince of comedy Joel Creasey and the legend herself, Carlotta!

The Gala will conclude with a post-show party, featuring DJ Richard Weiss boasting the best views of Sydney Harbour. Don't miss out on this night-of-nights!

$5 from every ticket goes to support Mardi Gras’ community grant program.

Fair Day

Fair Day

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ANZ

Our communities shine in the sun at Fair Day, Mardi Gras’ free family-friendly carnival of rainbow festivities, featuring a plethora of activities for the young and old, the tame and the bold!

Kick off your heels and enjoy a picnic with friends and family, and kick up your heels at the dance tent. See an amazing array of performers on the Main Stage, get amongst it in the Sports Village, sample the food stalls and admire the drag queens in all corners of the park.

There is always something for everyone at Fair Day, even our fur babies are a part of the action. Bring your most fabulous dog down to Fair Day to strut their stuff at our world-famous Doggywood competition.

Whoever you are, Fair Day is the must-do event of the year. See you there!

Presented in partnership with ANZ.

Sissy Ball

Sissy Ball

PRESENTED BY SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS AND RED BULL MUSIC.

For one night only, clubbers will be transported to a dancefloor born from the living history of New York’s underground Ballroom scene.

Expressions of identity become the focal point as bodies collide in the ultimate Vogue throwdown of style, precision, and attitude in a showcase set to transfix.

In true Vogue style, extravagance on the runway will be met with a Ballroom soundtrack that will weave through disco, house, bounce, pop, performance and much more.

Curated by local interdisciplinary artist and club icon Bhenji Ra, this premier event at Carriageworks is sure to be a festival highlight. Full line-up to be announced soon.

The term “Sissy”
"The term “Sissy” is used amongst Asian and Pacific queer communities as a term of endearment and sisterhood. The reason why I chose this is because it’s definitely a term widely used amongst the younger generation of queer people of colour and there’s a global understanding of reclaiming it as a positive affirmation opposed to its slur history” Bhenji Ra

Queer Art After Hours

Queer Art After Hours

Queer Art After Hours returns in 2018 after last year’s hugely successful inaugural event. Once again the Art Gallery of New South Wales will go queer, featuring a star-studded shimmering line-up of queer performances, fabulous DJs, live music, gallery tours and delicious drinks.

Come face-to-face with some of Australia’s sensational new queer performance artists set against the charming backdrop of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Grab a glass of sparkling and sashay your way around the Gallery discovering incredible art and performances around every corner.

Queer Art After Hours coincides with Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium. This comprehensive survey exhibition of one of the most influential American artists of the late 20th century showcases an extraordinary selection of his photographic work. From floral still lifes to portraits, figure studies and erotic imagery that charted his involvement in New York’s gay scene of the 70s and 80s.

Black Nulla Workshops

Black Nulla Workshops

A series of creative development workshops for First Peoples queer performers, facilitated by Black Foot (Alberta Canada), performance artist Cherish Blood and local guest artists. Workshop participants will be given the opportunity to perform as part of the Black Nulla Cabaret; a First Peoples’ queer performance event with local, national and international guest artists.

Black Nulla Cabaret

Black Nulla Cabaret

Dance the night away and enjoy the rich diversity of queer performances by leading local, national and international guests, plus the Black Nulla workshop participants and your favourite drag artists and DJs.

Strangers In Between

Strangers In Between

Shane has fled his family and is seeking refuge in Kings Cross. Confused and naïve, he struggles to reconcile himself with events from his past. But how can he move on when he can't even use laundry powder?

A contemporary Australian classic from the playwright of Holding the Man, this exciting new production stars AACTA and Logie winner Simon Burke, and is directed by Daniel Lammin.

Showtimes - 14 Feb – 2 Mar

Wed 14 Feb. Preview 7:30pm
Thu 15 Feb. Opening Night 7:30pm
Fri 16 Feb. 7:30pm
Sat 17 Feb. 3pm, 7:30pm
Tue 20 Feb. 7:30pm
Wed 21 Feb. 7:30pm
Thu 22 Feb. 7:30pm
Fri 23 Feb. 7:30pm
Sat 24 Feb. 3pm, 7:30pm
Tue 27 Feb. 7:30pm
Wed 28 Feb. 7:30pm
Thu 1 Mar. 7:30pm
Fri 1 Mar. 7:30pm

IGNITE: Symphonic Dance Anthems

IGNITE: Symphonic Dance Anthems

IGNITE recreates your favourite dance floor anthems with a full orchestra, live singers & electronic musicians.

Those tracks that you’ve thrown your hands in the air to since the Mardi Gras party began. Sia, Whitney Houston, Massive Attack, Madonna, Kylie & Chicane. House, trance and pop anthems as you’ve never heard them before!

This euphoric audio-visual spectacular is on for one night only at the Enmore Theatre.

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Equality Dance Australia Festival 2018

Equality Dance Australia Festival 2018

Day Session: Ballroom Competition doors open 10.30am; first event 11am- 5pm

Evening Session: EDA Gala Ball, Buffet Dinner, Live Music, Social Dancing, Floorshows 6pm- 11pm

Equality Dance Australia Festival offers a day session of Ballroom competition for All and an evening of wild excess at the Gala Ball. 

The Ballroom and Latin Dance Festival showcases Same Sex Dance teams competing in full equality with mainstream opposite sex dancers as well as competing for the Mardi Gras Same Sex Dance Championships; and a Social competition for all levels of dancer. We embrace diversity and gender equity in dance sport. 

The Gala Ball celebrates 40 years of Mardi Gras with a Buffet Dinner, Live Music, Floor Shows and Social Dancing and featuring a special Tribute to the 78-ers. 

We offer a safe, friendly, inclusive environment where the LGBTQI+ community is encouraged to join in the competition and the evening festivities to highlight our dancing and partying skills. 

Luscious All Sorts

Luscious All Sorts

Boomalli Aboriginal Artist Co-operative Presents: "Luscious All Sorts" for our Mardi Gras Exhibition.
 
Showcasing works from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQI Artists from across Australia. 

Boomalli provides a safe space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders LGBTQI Artists, to exhibit and express their sexual orientation as well as representing their communities through Art. 

Join us in Celebrating being lush, fabulous and unique for Boomalli’s Mardi Gras Exhibition “Luscious All Sorts”. 

Opening Night: Friday 23rd February from 6-8pm  

Special Guest: Casey Conway, Former NRL player and Indigenous Model. 

Performances on opening night. 

This exhibition continues until 1st April 2018

For more information:
Boomalli Aboriginal Artist Co-operative 
55-59 Flood St, Leichhardt NSW 2040 
Phone: 02 9560 2541
boomalliartgallery@gmail.com
www.boomalli.com.au

An Act of God

An Act of God

Mitchell Butel stars as GOD in David Javerbaum’s hit comedy An Act of God. Sinfully funny and wickedly satiric, God comes to correct mankind’s dire misconceptions about His teachings and deliver a radical re-write of the Ten Commandments. Accompanied by a couple of A-List Angels, God arrives like a celestial talk show host to set the record straight and encourage us to do unto others as we would like to be done unto.

From 13 time Emmy Award winning comedy writer for The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, David Javerbaum’s hit Broadway production makes its Australian Premiere at Darlinghurst Theatre Company.

Fucking Men by Joe DiPietro

Fucking Men by Joe DiPietro

“Why does any guy have sex with strangers? Cause it feels fan-fuckin’-tastic. That’s it. End of story.”

The Australian premiere of a sharp, provocative and very funny play dealing with a chain of hook-ups amongst a group of gay men.

American writer Joe DiPietro has loosely adapted La Ronde, Arthur Schnitzler’s notorious 19th century satire about sexual adventuring, and turned it into a revealing panorama of contemporary gay life.

Take ten guys: The Escort, The Soldier, The Tutor, The Uni Student, The Married Guy (and his partner), The Porn Star, The Playwright, The Actor and The Journalist, put them into a series of one-on-one encounters, and the result is a very sexy, confronting and thought-provoking comedy of gay sexual manners.

Like good sex, each moment leaves you wanting more. But underneath the hot man-on-man action is an ironic and truthful look at the conflict many gay men experience between the desire for monogamous love and the thrill of sexual freedom.

Note: this production contains nudity, strong language and sexual references

METAMORPHOSES by Mary Zimmerman

METAMORPHOSES by Mary Zimmerman

**NOMINATED FOR 3 TONY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST PLAY

Re-imagined for the 40th Anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

“Bodies, I have in mind…”

Set in and around a body of water, Metamorphoses collides the ancient and the modern to celebrate the primal body and the staying power of love and desire in the face of constant and inevitable change.

Savage and tender, queer and irreverent, with vivid imagery and visionary theatricality, Ovid’s poem of ancient Greek tales is roused to soul-stirring life.

Suitable for audiences 18+

Presented by Apocalypse Theatre Company in association with Red Line Productions

Mama Alto: Queerly Beloved

Mama Alto: Queerly Beloved

Queerly Beloved, we are gathered here today in celebration of our divine love. Gender transcendent diva, jazz singer and cabaret artiste Mama Alto leads you over the rainbow to empowerment, empathy and ecstasy. Mama’s national tour of fierce queer affirmation proudly comes out at the 40th anniversary of Mardi Gras, before touring across the country: love is love is love.

Mama Alto is a gender transcendent diva, cabaret artiste, jazz singer & community activist. She is a non-binary trans femme person of colour who works with the radical potential of storytelling, strength in softness & power in vulnerability. Fierce, femme & fabulous, she has been lauded as “divine” (Havana Tribune, Cuba), “near flawless” (The Age) and “a knockout” (The Herald Sun). 

Each edition of “Mama Alto: Queerly Beloved” will feature special local guest artists. “Queerly Beloved” aims to tour across as much of regional Australia as possible in the coming year.

Mama acknowledges the traditional owners of this land, the Cadigal people of the Eora nations. Sovereignty never ceded.

www.mamaalto.com / www.facebook.com/mamaalto

WERK! Feat. WILLAM, AJA & TS MADISON LIVE!

WERK! Feat. WILLAM, AJA & TS MADISON LIVE!

WERK! is a huge dance party on the opening night of Sydney Mardi Gras weekend held at Australia's biggest superclub on the harbour, Home. Expect mindblowing production and a sea of thousands of the hottest gays & gals, shows by Rupaul's Drag Race Stars Willam, AJA & hosted by TS Madison.

Full lineup of DJs and performers online. 10pm till SUPER late.

The King's Singers

The King's Singers

The King’s Singers - GOLD

With “voices of spun gold” (BBC Music Magazine), The King’s Singers are masters of vocal harmony. These polished entertainers will sing a mix of ancient and contemporary, classical and popular, all delivered with “pinpoint precision and total rapport” (The Times, UK).

This irresistibly charismatic ensemble performs on their whistle-stop ‘Gold’ world tour to celebrate 50 years in the business. Double Grammy® Awards winners, The King’s Singers are beloved the world over, from London’s Royal Albert Hall to New York’s Carnegie Hall, and now – for one perfromance only – at Sydney’s majestic St Mary’s Cathedral.

They will be joined by special guests the Choristers of St Mary’s Cathedral Choir – who will themselves be celebrating the 200th anniversary of their founding.

This celebratory programme will feature especially commissioned anniversary pieces by some of the worlds great contemporary choral composers including Nico Muhly, Bob Chilcott and Alexander L’Estrange.

Acclaimed worldwide for their virtuosity, life-affirming energy and heart-gripping harmonies, The King’s Singers take you on a mesmerising musical trip from the Renaissance to now.

“ The superlative vocal sextet” THE TIMES (UK)

“…a musical group of the very highest order.” GRAMAPHONE MAGAZINE

Heaps Gay Pardi Gras

Heaps Gay Pardi Gras

Indie Westie Party Starters Heaps Gay are transforming Manning Bar in Chippendale into an a party spectacular! An all immersive and inclusive festival of music, art and performance featuring local aussie acts across 3 stages! Indoor and Outdoor vibes! Expect the unexpected yo! Check them out on Facebook for more deets and line up info!

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In Conversation with Justice Michael Kirby and Uncle Jack Charles, Actor, Musician, Potter and Gifted Performer Celebrating the Contribution of the LGBTQI Community to Law and Theatre

In Conversation with Justice Michael Kirby and Uncle Jack Charles, Actor, Musician, Potter and Gifted Performer Celebrating the Contribution of the LGBTQI Community to Law and Theatre

In conversation with Justice Michael Kirby and Uncle Jack Charles, this event will explore the changing portrayal and treatment of the LGBTIQ community by both law and theatre and will celebrate the contributions made to both fields by the LGBTIQ community.  By looking back at how law and theatre have each engaged with the LGBTIQ community, this event will frankly ask where the LGBTIQ community presently stands with respect to these institutions and consider what the future holds.
 
A collaboration between Belvoir, NSW Young Lawyers and the Inner-City Community Legal Centre, this event will entertain, inform and challenge.  All proceeds from the event will go to the Inner-City Community Legal Centre to support programs of legal assistance to the LGBTIQ community.

GiRLTHING Mardi Pardi 2018: Vaults of Heaven

GiRLTHING Mardi Pardi 2018: Vaults of Heaven

Snatch and Grab Presents… GiRLTHING MARDI PARDI 2018: Vaults of Heaven

3 Rooms / 30+ acts /sold out 8 consecutive years!

March 3 / 9pm - 3am / The Metro Theatre

Tickets on sale soon - Go to GIRLTHING's Facebook page for more details!