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HEARTBREAKER SYDNEY

HEARTBREAKER SYDNEY
Heartbreaker Sydney partners up with Lemons with Twist to celebrate Sydney Mardi Gras 40th Anniversary with an exclusive cocktail and dance party over 2 floors of the iconic Oxford Hotel.

Isaac Julien: 'Film-Noir Angels' Looking for Langston

Isaac Julien: 'Film-Noir Angels' Looking for Langston

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to present seminal work Looking For Langston (1989/2017) by Isaac Julien, acclaimed British filmmaker / installation artist. The solo exhibition Isaac Julien: Looking for Langston will feature newly-conceived, large-scale and silver gelatin photographic works and Julien’s award-winning film. The film’s narrative focuses on the life of poet Langston Hughes and his relationship to fellow Harlem Renaissance artists. Its focus on a Black, Queer experience within the American cultural landscape retains its urgency and relevance.

Our exhibition coincides with a special screening of Looking for Langston in its original 16mm format at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Wednesday 14th of February 2018 at 7:15pm. Following the screening, Isaac Julien will be in conversation with the Art Gallery of New South Wale's Deputy Director and Director of Collections, Maud Page. Referencing works by James Van der Zee, George Platt Lynes and Robert Mapplethorpe, the celebrated film is a lyrical study of the history of 1930s black-and-white African American photography and 1980s Queer cultures. The 1989 film is a landmark in the exploration of artistic expression, a hallmark of New Queer Cinema and regarded as a touchstone for the African-American Studies for nearly 30 years.

Isaac Julien's 1991 film Young Soul Rebels will also be screening for the Queer Film Festival at the Golden Age Cinema on the 18th of February 2018.Exhibition runs: 23 January 2018 - 3 March 2018.

Exhibition runs: 23 January 2018 - 3 March 2018
Exhibition opening night: 16 February 2018
Screening and 'In Conversation' at AGNSW: 14 February 2018, 7:15 pm
Screening of Young Soul Rebels for the Queer Film Festival at the Golden Age Cinema: 18 February 2018, 8pm. 

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.

TICKETS ON SALE SOON - CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE IGNITE MAILING LIST

Australian LGBTI Awards

Australian LGBTI Awards

Courtney Act, Kyle Sandilands, Conchita Wurst and The Veronica’s are just some of the names nominated for Australia’s biggest awards celebrating the LGBTI community and their allies.

The Australian LGBTI Awards is a chance to say thank you to individuals and to celebrate the diverse community that we have in Australia.

Extra Dirty

Extra Dirty

Extra Dirty is one of Sydney’s hallmark events, developing a worldwide reputation as an unmissable entry on the circuit party calendar. A devoted fan base flock to regular club nights, and the annual larger-scale Mardi Gras Edition is always a sold-out affair with legendary status.

Starting life in 2008, Extra Dirty brings a dark and dirty sound to Sydney’s gay underground. Cult DJs, featuring both International and local talent, unite a diverse crowd with every raw and sexy beat connecting the packed dance floor.

Of course, the music is just one half of the equation. The real driving force behind Extra Dirty is the extraordinary community filling the dance floor. The crowd skews toward queer, gay, leather and fetish but can’t just be classified into one club culture or clique.

This is a place where all tribes are welcome, all bodies are celebrated, and all aesthetics have an equal claim to space.

Our Extra Dirty Mardi Gras Edition always sells out in advance so make sure you secure your place on Sydney’s sexiest dance-floor.

Papa Black Party

Papa Black Party

Papa Party returns to Mardi Gras after their 2017 wold tour sell out at ARQ Sydney, Founded by Eliad Cohen during Tel Aviv Pride 2010, PAPA PARTY has become one of the most well-respected brands in the world.
Taking each city worldwide by storm with world-class DJs, unique concepts, exceptional performances and an incredible energy throughout the night, PAPA PARTY presents it's black party concept: black and sexy.

Oxtravanganza

Oxtravanganza

Darlinghurst and Oxford St has forever been an iconic stomping ground for artists, queers, bohemians, and outcasts, whose influences delightfully combine to form this unique cultural hub. From the iconic gay bars, to live music venues and fiercely independent retail, artistic expression has always underpinned the Darlinghurst community, making it an unconventional and nonjudgmental space for everyone and anyone. Join us Saturday the 24th of February as we celebrate the Pink Mile with a collection of events put on by the local business and entertainment community. 2017’s highlights were live Shibari window displays, DJs performing on the street, burlesque dancers in display windows & drag cover bands, so you get the idea :)

There’ll be a string of free events within venues and the strip will be transformed to highlight the unique character of the spectacular Darlinghurst community. The event will be covered by local media partners at GAY RADIO & BBR, who will be also banging out tunes live on air from Taylor and Oxford Squares. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Twenty10 inc GLCS NSW, who provide social and mental health support, counselling and housing for Sydney’s LGBTIQA+ youth.

Full a full list of events and times visit www.oxtravaganza.com.au closer to the date. Photo by Robert Knapman

Apollo The Party

Apollo The Party

It’s time to trip the light fantastic as we celebrate a super-fun, super-silly and super-fantastic day of glitter and gay at Sydney’s most over-the-top dance party! It’s a day of play like no other filled with colour, sound, smiles and just a few hands in the air…. the perfect finish to a perfect weekend. Expect the unexpected and the truly insane as we rocket towards our fabulous, confetti-filled climax!

Our super-charged playdate begins in the Launch Pad where vocal, uplifting house is the order of the day. It’s the perfect place to meet old friends, make new friends and catch up with the friends you made the night before.

Then, behold the Apollo Arena: a multi-levelled playground designed to push you to your absolute limits. It’s a sensory overload like nothing else. Our signature production values are all set against a backdrop of high-energy, hands-in-the-air anthems and music that will keep you smiling until the last piece of confetti falls to the ground. Apollo prides itself on pushing the limits of party production and you should expect nothing less than fabulous at our next instalment. We’ll see you on the dance floor!

KiKi Pool Party

KiKi Pool Party

We all love a Kiki, especially after a Daywash extravaganza – but in 2018 we’ve got the most divine, delectable and delicious Kiki yet and it unfurls in style at the sensational Ivy Pool – complete with al fresco cabanas!

It’s hard to decide what we love most about our upcoming Kiki.

Is it the gorgeous smattering of half naked guys and girls getting funky by the pool? Perhaps it’s the legion of international hotties bringing their very own global warming town? Or is it the top-shelf array of DJs and performers who serve up their extraordinary talents fresh, fly and funky?

 Ah, f**k it, let’s just go with all three!

Here, locals and visitors dance free in the fresh air like they just don’t care while the summer sun tops up their man-tans and amphibious hotties splash about the pool like an all-gay nature documentary – but with a rockin’ soundtrack.

As the closing party of the weekend to end all weekends, you will not want to miss our extra juicy, thick and meaty, totally loved-up kiki, so grab a gaggle of gays and get your tickets nice and early to ensure you don’t miss out and nobody’s mascara runs.

BOOK TICKETS HERE!

 Email info@daywash.com.au to reserve your own private cabana at no cost (just a min bar spend).

GiRLTHING Mardi Pardi 2018: Vaults of Heaven

GiRLTHING Mardi Pardi 2018: Vaults of Heaven

It's Judgement Day
How will you arrive? 
Evil or angelic, devilish or virtuous? 

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 now HERE on Ticketek

Go to GIRLTHING's Facebook page for more details about GIRLTHING events!

Rainbow Reflections 40 Years of LGBTI History

Rainbow Reflections 40 Years of LGBTI History

Presented by Lander & Rogers Lawyers and the SGLBA

Over the last 40 years, the LGBTI community has achieved a great deal. However, most would agree there is still much to be done.

Please join us for this special event, in partnership with Lander & Rogers Lawyers, as we reflect on our past 40 years history in the context of the Sydney LGBTI community, and immerse ourselves in our Rainbow Reflections.

Join panellists from such fields as business, media, the law, policing, politics, 78-er’s, and religion as we discuss the major hurdles we’ve overcome, and then consider the future, to see how far we must go for equality in the broader community.

Discounted pricing is available for students.

Matinee La Leche Main Event

Matinee La Leche Main Event

La Leche the legendary white party of Matinee returns to Mardi Gras to celebrate its 40th birthday. The main ingredients of this extravagant production are the sexy dancers, circuit soundtrack and jaw dropping costumes Matinee are famous for the world over.

Expect martini glasses overflowing with milk and men as your eyes are tantalized with spectacular shows full of sensuality complimented with state of the art lighting, lasers and LEDs. No less then 11 performers will keep you wanting more at harbour side iconic club Home The Venue.

Let the worlds no 1 circuit DJs Phil Romano and Thomas Solvert take you on a journey like no other. 

THE closing party of Mardi Gras from the largest circuit party on the planet. Need we say more?

Last year everyone was talking about our Matinee event ‘The Island’ and we can’t wait to put another premiere party for all of our sexy international visitors as they dance the day away with our hot Australian party goers. There is only one place to be. Australia this Mardi Gras, are you ready?

This event is close to selling out so make sure you grab you tickets now!

Finally ft. CeCe Peniston The Party

Finally ft. CeCe Peniston The Party

Considered to be one of the most successful dance club artists in the history of the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Charts,1990’s Multi Platinum International sensation CeCe Peniston is coming to Australia. CeCe Peniston will be performing a 20 minute show at Sydney’s leading dance club, ARQ Sydney on Sunday 25th February 2018 which will feature her signature Dance Hit “Finally”, a world wide smash that became one of the biggest dance records in history and was also featured on The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Not only will CeCe be performing live at ARQ Sydney, you will also get the chance to meet her in person at the Club for an exclusive VIP Meet & Greet and photo op prior to her performance.

General admission and VIP Meet & Greet tickets are available here.

Set to be one of the biggest events during Mardi Gras 2018 !

Daywash pres. Candyland

Daywash pres. Candyland

DAYWASH is rounding all the delicious men and women in town, from near and far, lick lick candy stick! CANDYLAND is THE Sydney Mardi Gras Finale you won’t want to miss out on in 2018

Mardi Gras is turning 40 and ,as we celebrate four decades of marching, dancing and rallying for our rights, Daywash explodes with a supercharged, fully engorged, and extra hung edition to mark the 40th year of Mardi Gras with a new look, feel, and sound at the Ivy.

By now you know Daywash never fails to deliver the finest beats, flyest tunes, heart-pounding DJs and electric performances – but this year we go one better with CANDYLAND a brand new Sydney Mardi Gras Finale Party at a new venue, The Ivy.

With our most glam setting in Daywash history, the Ivy will be ready to rock you to your core as you party-hardy in the finest company, among the most electrifying energy ever thanks to a kick-ass weekend that’s been 40 years in the making!

CANDYLAND is the biggest, baddest and boldest Daywash ever and it’s the only way to sign off an absolutely epic weekend.

DJ's DANI TORO (USA), GSP (GREECE), BEN BAKSON (GERMANY) & KINGSTONE (FRANCE) join a mind-blowing cast and audio visual 

So get your tickets to CANDYLAND, Daywash's Mardi Gras finale party 2018 pronto, or you’ll be all cried out.

BOOK TICKETS HERE!

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!

www.facebook.com/heapsgayparties