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Bianca Del Rio - It's Jester Joke

Bianca Del Rio - It's Jester Joke

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.

 

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. Sondheim’s sweeping repertoire expresses the ache of the metropolitan man; his disappointments, his loves and his secrets.

 

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! 

 

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.

 

Confessions of a Mormon Boy

Confessions of a Mormon Boy

Direct from a successful New York run, ‘Confessions of a Mormon Boy’ is a one man show which chronicles the life story of writer/actor Steven Fales, a married-with-kids-Mormon missionary who rocks his family and community by coming out as gay, plunging head-on into a reckless world on his journey to self-acceptance and love.

 

Booty: Jamie Cole

Booty: Jamie Cole

Booty is a solo exhibition by Jamie Cole of men "I haven't known!" The collection of mixed media artworks, explores the raw booty of desire and lust, under darkness and shadow, gold ejaculate and visceral colour. 

 

Mega Malebox

Mega Malebox

Mega Malebox at Stonewall Hotel is Sydney's hottest pick-up night and is heating up this Mardi Gras. Held over three floors and four bars, it is a night not to be missed with DJs Shanie D Sydney, DJ Dom De Sousa, DJ Mickey, DJ Ryan John and DJ Tom Pritchard and shows featuring Sydney's hottest male dancers from Boys Bar Up.

Join your hostess Marilyn Mootrub and Sexy Maleman Jeanluca. Malebox started 20 years ago at Stonewall Hotel and continues to be the busiest Wednesday night on the strip.

Heartbreaker 2019

Heartbreaker 2019

It FEELS so GOOD to be BAD. Heartbreaker Sydney partners up with Lemons with Twist to celebrate Sydney Mardi Gras 2019 with an exclusive dance party over 2 floors of the iconic Oxford Hotel.

Featuring an ALL FEMALE line up, sexy Go-Go dancers, local and international DJs over 2 floors; Heartbreaker is your place to be this Mardi Gras eve as we kick off a massive weekend full of love, celebration and glitter.... so much glitter!

 

Sydney Drag Stars

Sydney Drag Stars

Sydney has the finest Drag in the world and we want you to join us at an intimate cabaret. Hosted by Candy Box and introducing some of Sydney’s premier drag queens to the stage in the upstairs Stonewall Cabaret bar. This is a seated event filled with glitz, glamour and a lot of talent. Drag Queens are the voices, celebrities and the activists of our wonderful gay scene. Let them entertain you.

 

Apollo The Party

Apollo The Party

A Mardi Gras celebration isn’t complete until you’ve tripped the light fantastic and rocketed through the fabulous, fantastical and fanciful world of Apollo.

Get ready for a day like no other as we twist, bend, warp and re-awaken your sense of wonder. It’s a day of delight, surprises, rainbows and magic set inside an extraordinary playground of other-worldly Apollo touches: maximum fun, all-out mischief, hands-in-the-air, anthems and ridiculousness. Get your jetpacks ready… and brace yourself!

 

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.

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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.

 

Matinee La Leche

Matinee La Leche

The worldwide phenomena La Leche is back due to popular demand with one almighty bang at waterside state of the art club, Home The Venue.

La Leche will bring the finest circuit music on the planet and we are thrilled to welcome DJ/Producers Nacho Chapado (Spain) & Oscar Velazquez (Mexico) who will set fire to the dance floor with more DJs to be announced.

 

Fragile Masculinity, Handle With Care

Fragile Masculinity, Handle With Care

Samuel Leighton-Dore is a queer artist and writer based on the Gold Coast. With work spanning ceramics, painting, film and writing, Leighton-Dore is consistently interested in deconstructing and examining themes of sexuality, gender and mental health.

‘Fragile Masculinity, Handle With Care’ is Leighton-Dore's first solo exhibition and sees the artist incorporate contemporary ceramic pieces, acrylic paintings and multimedia works in order to tease popular notions of masculinity. Drawing inspiration from phrenology, a pseudomedicine popular in 19th century, as well as diagrams of the penis distributed by pharmaceutical brands including Viagra, Leighton-Dore presents a cynical portrait of the modern man while maintaining a lightheartedness that is inherently optimistic.

 

Let's Eat Cake

Let's Eat Cake

"It's personal. I have always marched and have felt it important to document our journey, our fight for equality. I am thrilled and am proud that this has happened in my (our) life-time…" Maylei Hunt is a Social Documentary Photographer.

This exhibition and book launch will be celebrating and commemorating all those who participated in the historical Marriage Equality marches in Sydney and Melbourne and follows the journey right to the end to Canberra’s announcement in December 2017.

 

Lady & Her Tramp

Lady & Her Tramp

En Vogue superstar Maxine Jones & her musical partner-in- crime Greg Gould are about to send hearts pulsing with the biggest hits of the ‘90s! 

You’re invited to an unforgettable evening of songs, stories and magical moments, from the sassy silvery sounds of Jones, to the vulnerable powerhouse Gould, the pair glide effortlessly through a repertoire jam packed with some of the greatest songs of all time.

 

Original Box

Original Box

25th Anniversary of Boomalli’s Mardi Gras Exhibition: “Original Box”.

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.

 

Bear Essentials 23 - Homo Bearectus

Bear Essentials 23 - Homo Bearectus

The Harbour City Bears are going pre-historic! Bear Essentials is a yearly beary festival for the hairier and larger guy. Expect cave-man themed parties, larger-than-life food experiences, and casual den nights in which you can relax and get to know other bears from far and wide.

 

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.

 

My Night With Reg By Kevin Elyot

My Night With Reg By Kevin Elyot

At Guy's London flat, old friends and new gather to party through the night. This is the summer of 1985, and for Guy and his circle the world is about to change forever. Deliciously funny and bittersweet, My Night With Reg captures the fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself.

A tragic-comic gay comedy of manners, Kevin Elyot's Olivier Award-winning play has been hailed by critics and audiences alike, confirming its status as a classic of modern British theatre.

The White Party ft. Aquaria

The White Party ft. Aquaria

THE WHITE PARTY! – Sydney Mardi Gras Opening Night Party!
Starring The Age Of Aquaria Show (Winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race)
With DJ’s Chip, ACraig, Justin Scott and more to be announced.
A 2019 Official Sydney Mardi Gras Event

The White Party 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 mind-blowing production and a sea of thousands of the hottest gays & gals, a feature length show by AQUARIA the Winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race season 10 with her dancers from the US hosted by Karen From Finance.

 

Sydney's Biggest Underwear Party

Sydney's Biggest Underwear Party

It's back! Sydney’s BIGGEST Underwear party is back at ARQ Sydney for Mardi Gras 2019.

Come and join some of the hottest men from around the world. Headlining DJs: DJ Dan De Leon (USA), DJ Jesus Montanez, DJ Bret Law, DJ Sacha Belle and more to be announced. Tickets also available at Daily Jocks, Teamm8, SAX Fetish, Bodyline Spa and Sauna, Oxford performance centre and ASN.

Wyngarde! A Celebration & Queen Bette: Double Bill

Wyngarde! A Celebration & Queen Bette: Double Bill

"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

 

Mardi Gras Sunset Cruise

Mardi Gras Sunset Cruise

Celebrate Mardi Gras in true Sydney style and sail the Harbour Pink. Enjoy four full hours of mouth-watering canapes, drinks and our awesome party tunes and chilled beats spun live by Sydney's DJ Dom de Sousa.

View the breathtaking sights you've always wanted to see, mingle with our hosts, get your party selfies posted and don't forget the obligatory kiss as we cruise under the Harbour Bridge.

Salon78: Rainbow Immigration and Refugees

Salon78: Rainbow Immigration and Refugees

The Gay and Lesbian Immigration Task Force, in which some 78ers were key movers in the 1980s, assists overseas partners of LGBTIQ Australians to migrate here.

Today, 78ers are outraged by the plight of LGBTIQ refugees and asylum seekers. Hear about services and campaigns to support these vulnerable members of our community.

 

Diva Party

Diva Party

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.

 

Madonna Bar

Madonna Bar

The biggest and best Madonna Party in Australia is back! Celebrate Madonna’s new album release and 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!

 

Arabian Knights

Arabian Knights

Arabian Knights is an LGBTQI Party featuring Arabic, Greek, & RnB Music for Wogs who love Middle Eastern and Mediterranean music. Get ready to shake your ass and clap to the rhythm with Celebrity DJ Ray Isaac from Channel 7 TV Show, All Together Now, spinning your favourite hits. Surprise Shows and Giveaways on the night!

Strip

Strip

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

Hostess Maxi Shield will keep you entertained through the evening with a host of gorgeous men. Get your dancers dollars and enjoy the night.

 

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

An Olivier Award-winning musical comedy by Jim Cartwright. Little Voice has a hidden talent: she can emulate every chanteuse from Judy Garland to Edith Piaf. She hides in her room, crooning and dreaming of love, while her dishevelled mother, Mari, mistakes a seedy agent’s interest as affection rather than enthusiasm for the gold mine buried in her daughter’s throat.

This is an engaging fairy tale of despair, love and finally hope as Little Voice finds a voice of her own.

 

Girlthing Mardi Pardi 2019

Girlthing Mardi Pardi 2019

Sydney's biggest Mardi Gras after party for girls/women & their pals. Sold out 9 consecutive years! 3 rooms, 40 + acts and loads of immersive queer performances.

Follow GiRLTHING for more info https://www.facebook.com/GiRLTHINGPARTY/

 

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