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Girlthing Mardi Pardi 2019

Girlthing Mardi Pardi 2019

It's time to get weird and wonderful at Sydney's most epic femme-queer party!

Sold out 9 years running, 2019 will be no different.

Held annually @ The Metro Theatre - this is one you don't want to miss.

Snatch and Grab is very proud to present:

GiRLTHING MARDI PARDI 2019 | Island of Lesbos

Greek goddesses, Roman bathhouses, olive groves, the learning of love and a virtual garden of Eden...

Kicking off directly after the Mardi Gras Parade on 2 March 2019. Celebrating LGBTQIA+ rights and freedom in ode of Sappho BC! Oh how far we have come.

Tickets available here through ticketek.

More info: www.facebook.com/GiRLTHINGPARTY/

Boys of Sondheim

Boys of Sondheim

Undeniably one of the most significant gay artists of the 20th century, Stephen Sondheim defined an urbane, literate and uniquely New York voice that many would call the most important in musical theatre history.

Credited with an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, Laurence Olivier Award and a 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom, Sondheim’s sweeping repertoire expresses the ache of the metropolitan man; his disappointments, his loves and his secrets.

Originally produced and presented at Brisbane Powerhouse as part of Melt 2017: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture, Boys of Sondheim is an intimate cabaret concert that will expose the soulful, masculine underbelly of Sondheim’s work.

Originally produced by Brisbane Powerhouse and Understudy Productions

Narrations by Anthony Nocera and Kris Stewart
Conceived and Directed by Kris Stewart
Choreographed by Kurt Phelan

Singer Blake Erickson
Singer James Lee
Singer Tyran Parke
Singer Kurt Phelan
Singer Hayden Rodgers

Butch vs Femme Roller Derby: Pride Fight

Butch vs Femme Roller Derby: Pride Fight

Let's Jam! The hard hitting skaters of Sydney Roller Derby are back and battling it out in the annual Butch vs Femme Roller Derby Pride Fight. Will Team Butch continue their winning streak or is it time for a Femme revolution?

The night will feature two spectacular games of Roller Derby, great food, music, vendors and edge of your seat queer skating action. Bring the family and support your team.

Get tickets here!

KiKi Pool Party

KiKi Pool Party

We love a good long edging session, so we’re gonna keep you begging for it right through to the day with Kiki - GAY DAY POOL PLAY at the glamorous ivy Pool.

Your dancefloor mojo will be on overdrive. This fabulous flesh fest of fly guys spans across one of the most incredible rooftop venues in the country.

Grab a cabana and chillax with a cock (tail) in your hand while the Ibiza inspired tunes, smooth sunset and pumpin’ pool eases the crowd into automatic flirt mode.

Get tickets here!

 

Greg Gould, Cosima De Vito & Prinnie Stevens

Greg Gould, Cosima De Vito & Prinnie Stevens

International chart topper Greg Gould, Aria #1 hitmaker Cosima De Vito and The Bodyguard Star Prinnie Stevens will send hearts pulsing, performing the greatest Mardi Gras anthems of all time plus a special exclusive preview of Gould’s new duets album.

In this two hour concert experience, witness hits from Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Smash Mouth, Janet Jackson, Madonna and many more.

CASINO ROYALE in Concert

CASINO ROYALE in Concert

For the first time in Australia, audiences will be able to experience Bond on the big screen accompanied by the power of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing composer David Arnold’s thrilling musical score live and in sync to the picture! 

 

Candyland

Candyland

Its going to be another E P I C Candyland circuit, starring international DJs Dani Toro (Spain), Guy Schieman (Israel), GRIND (USA), Toy Armada (Philippines)

Rounding all the delicious men and women in town, from near and far, lick lick candy stick! 

Candyland will be the sweetest closing party of the Mardi Gras weekend finale and will be another sell out again.

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

The last Candyland Mardi Gras was the most talked about event, so be part of the experience and secure your place now. 

By now you know Daywash never fails to deliver the finest beats, flyest tunes, heart-pounding DJs and electric performances.

More info to follow in the coming months, but we promise you another E P I C experience like no other. 

Tickets are limited, so get your tickets pronto or you’ll be all cried out.

www.daywash.com.au

www.facebook.com/daywash

Original Box

Original Box

25th Anniversary of Boomalli’s Mardi Gras Exhibition.

Curated by Kyra Kum-Sing

An art exhibition featuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQI Artists.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative provides a safe space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQI artists to express their sexual orientation and communities.

Exhibiting Artists: Jeffrey Samuels, Arone Meeks, Jenny Fraser, Jasmine Sarin, Ella Bancroft, Peter Waples-Crowe, Dennis Golding, Wild Barra Co, Hayley Pigram, Peta-Joy Williams, Jai Walker, Dodie Eggmolesse, Luke Close, Clint Lingard and Matthew Cook.

Opening Night: Thursday 21st February 19

Starts: 6pm-8pm

MC: James Saunders

Performances on open night by Kirren Brown, Nova Gina and more.

This exhibition continues until 24th March 2019

 

Matinee La Leche

Matinee La Leche

For the 4th year running La Leche has been the original Circuit party to round off your Mardi Gras.

As The Main Event closing party you will be delighted by the exclusive beats of DJs Nacho Chapado and Oscar Velazquez.

Our productions are the talk of the town and this year we go Bigger, Bolder and Sexier with 12 of the worlds hottest men for your visual pleasure.

State of the art club Home the Venue will host local and international partygoers with extended opening hours especially for you 3pm-12am.

Final release and VIP package tickets available here!

Come and be part of the magic and expect the unexpected.

Comedy Kiki: Queer Comedy Festival

Comedy Kiki: Queer Comedy Festival

A three-day comedy festival at Darlinghurst Theatre Company featuring Rhys Nicholson, Jordan Raskopoulos and Maeve Marsden. In this special three-day event, we invite some of Australia’s most positive voices in the LGBTQI+ community for a giggle and a kiki.

27 February: Jordan Raskopoulos
28 February: Fat Musicals with Maeve Marsen & Libby Wood
1 March: Rhys Nicholson

Before laughing your chops off in the upstairs theatre for Comedy Kiki, join us at 6pm for a hilarious game of bingo, hosted by Australia’s favourite nanas (and Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017 Golden Gibbo award winners), Edith Vale & Maureen McGillicuddy. Served with a delectable high tea (a.k.a supper), come solo, or with friends for a night of bingo you won’t ever forget. Granny Bingo High Tea will kick off at 6pm each night before the main event.

Diva Party

Diva Party

SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone who booked!

Celebrate and Dance to the music of the Divas Cher, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Ariana Grande and more! With celebrity DJ Ray Isaac from Channel 7 TV Show, All Together Now, Spinning the Diva hits. Surprise Drag Show by Madanni.

Oxtravaganza

Oxtravaganza

Celebrate Oxtravaganza as retail and hospitality in and around Oxford Street, Darlinghurst offer up a series of one-off events to celebrate the middle weekend of Mardi Gras. Catch any one of a number of shows in a midday to midnight programme at local clubs, bars and hotels.

Whether your choice is boutique beer, bookshop browsing or burlesque dancing, Darlo has you covered! With retail activations, live gigs and special offers, you’ll be spoiled for things to do and while you are at it, help raise money for Twenty10.

Photographer: Hareth Tayem

Visit the Oxtravaganza website here for the map and all the event news!

Strip

Strip

This Mardi Gras the Stonewall Hotel Cocktail bar on level 1 will transform into a Men Only Strip Club for one night only. Starring Rhys Bobridge and the hottest strip boys and dancers that will entertain you.

Your wonderful Drag Hostess Maxi Shield will keep you entertained through the evening with a host of gorgeous men.

DJs Neil Singleton and James Tobin will take this party to the next level. Get your dancer dollars and enjoy the private area.

Madonna Bar

Madonna Bar

The biggest and best Madonna Party in Australia is back! Dance to non-stop Madonna music all night long with celebrity DJ Ray Isaac from Channel 7 TV Show, All Together Now, spinning the Madonna Records. Exclusive Madonna Impersonator Show By Madanni 

Material Girls and Toy Boys Get Together every year for this huge event to Cause A Commotion. So prepare your Rebel Hearts to meet Unapologetic Bitches from all over the Drowned World. Once you decide to start Living For Love you’ll only get 4 Minutes to buy your tickets!

 

Let's Eat Cake

Let's Eat Cake

Iconic queer photographer William Yang and long time Activist Rachel Evans will officially launch the Sydney Mardi Gras show LET’S EAT CAKE at Tortuga Gallery by artist Maylei Hunt.

The series is a historical and personal collection of street documentary images that follows the journey to marriage equality in Australia from 2009 to 2018. Images capture the vibrant fighting spirit of the LGBTI community and its allies marching together to demonstrate the support for equal marriage rights in Australia for all.

In 2009 Hunt attended her first marriage equality march and made a promise to herself that she would participate in as many marches for marriage equality as she could. Hunt always brought her camera with her, with the belief that “We needed to capture our journey of making history”.

The photographs follow marches in Sydney and Melbourne and capture key events such as the plebiscite announcement on 15th November 2017 and the Marriage Bill amendment at Parliament House on 7th December 2017 and with the additions of the celebrations afterwards by community.

The exhibition celebrates and allows the audience to reflect on the first year of marriage equality in Australia. Over eighty vibrantly colourful images of the community will cover the walls of the gallery. This is a large and ambitious series that captures our recent history.

The exhibition is accompanied by a 160 page hardcover book with over 120 colour images. It includes a foreword by Melbourne EQUAL LOVE convener Ali Hogg and an essay by Sydney marriage equality campaigner Rachel Evans. It has been produced as a limited edition of 300 copies published by the artist.

The LET’S EAT CAKE exhibition and book was produced to commemorate and to honour ALL those who have fought and marched for marriage equality. It is a record of a campaign that was won for the People by the People.

Artist Maylei Hunt is a Photomedia Artist, Community Arts worker and Teacher whose works have a strong connection to photographic documentation, storytelling, social justice and equality. Hunt is an alumni of National Art School Sydney, and has exhibited extensively in Sydney and Melbourne for over eighteen years and has works in various private and public collections.

Address: Tortuga Gallery. 31 Princes Hwy, St Peters NSW.

Opening Hours:  Tue-Wed 1.30- 4pm    Thur – Fri 10am-4pm     Sat 11am-4pm.

Website: www.mayleihunt.com Instagram: mayleihunt

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1977805812307166/