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Isaac Julien: Looking for Langston

Isaac Julien: 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 daytime screening of Looking for Langston in its original 16mm format at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Saturday 24 February 2018. Following the screening, Isaac Julien will be in conversation with the Art Gallery of New South Wales curator. 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.

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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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.

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. 

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.

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 from https://finally-ft-cece-peniston-tickets.eventbrite.com.au. Set to be one of the biggest events during Mardi Gras 2018 !

Mega Malebox

Mega Malebox

Stonewall Hotel is one of Sydney’s Premier Gay and Lesbian venues in the heart of Gay Oxford Street. Malelbox has been a wed night fixture for 19 years and attracts a very busy boy crowd local and international. Sydney's Hottest Male pick up night is heating up this Mardi Gras. Held over 3 floors and 4 bars this is a night not to be missed. DJ's Dom De Sousa, DJ Ryan John and Tom Pritchard will have you dancing all night. Shows featuring Sydney's hottest male dancers from Boys Bar Up. Join your Hostess Marilyn Mootrub and our sexy Maleman Cristiano who will help you find love. Malebox is now in its 19th year at Stonewall Hotel and is definitely Sydney's busiest Wed night on the strip. How does Malebox work? When you arrive everyone is given a number by our sexy Maleman. Mailboxes around the bar where you write messages. The messages are collected and given to the Mail Mistress and your number comes up on the TV’s if you have Mail. Collect you’re Mail and the rest is up to you. Face to face dating with the hottest men from around the world. Great DJ’s, Friendly staff and hot men make this a stand out night in the Gay community. The midnight strip show where customers can enter and win cash is also a highlight of the night.

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.

Planetdwellers Tours, Travel and Events

Planetdwellers Tours, Travel and Events

Planetdwellers LGBT+ sought after tour and events are back in 2018 and bigger than ever for the 40th!

Our Marquee Event, is your Sunset Cruise on Sydney Harbour!

Flirt with your MC Extraordinaire as we glide past all the postcard moments you know and love. Enjoy the DJ’s chilled tunes and raise a glass to the most heartstopping sunset you'll ever see!

Leave the big city and join us on one of our Iconic Blue Mountains nature adventures where you can get up close and personal with our cuddly and friendly Koalas, Kangaroos, Dingoes, Tassie Devils - the whole Aussie Noah's Ark! Be awed by the oldest mountain range in the world, and enjoy the historic Paragon Cafe for a fantastic lunch, ending with an exclusive visit to their chocolate factory - free samples guaranteed!

There are endless things to do from our Sydney Gay Village walking tours, Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, visit backstage at the Opera House and all done with our signature Planetdwellers friendliness and Aussie smiles.

Enjoy Gourmet food and wines with breathtaking backdrops on our Hunter Valley Winery or South Coast beach day tours.

Only Planetdwellers has been giving you these amazing experiences over the past decade!

Come meet the team in our new store on Oxford street.

Rainbow Reflections 40 Years of LGBTI Legal History

Rainbow Reflections 40 Years of LGBTI Legal 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 the past 40 years of legal history in the context of the Sydney LGBTI community and immerse ourselves in our Rainbow Reflections.

We will bring together the past, present and future community members and discuss the major hurdles we’ve overcome and then consider the future, to see how far we must go for equality in the workplace and more broadly, the wider community.

Our discussion will be joined by business owners, legal professionals, journalists, politicians, NSW police, 78’s and millennials each sharing their perspective from a historical point of view and their insight into the next 40 years (and beyond) of LGBTI rights in Australia.

Discounted pricing is available for students. Click Buy Tickets for more information and venue details.

Sydney's Biggest Underwear Party Gets Semi Naked

Sydney's Biggest Underwear Party Gets Semi Naked

Sydney's Biggest MEN Only Underwhere? party GETS SEMI NAKED with Mardi Gras for the 3rd year in a row for the biggest male only party ever seen in Sydney, Thursday 1st March 2018.

This is one SEMI NAKED underwear party you don't want to miss. Sydney's Biggest MEN Only Underwear party returns to ARQ Sydney, celebrating 11 years. After selling out 6 years in a row this is one party you do not want to miss. Sydney's most iconic gay venue, ARQ Sydney, our home for the last 11 years. Sydney's Biggest MEN Only Underwear party are bringing out the BIG guns this year with new lasers, lighting show.

So grab your best underwear, footywear, jockstraps and swimwear this is one party not to be missed (strict dress code)

Ticket outlets are : Teamm8, Sax, Bodyline, ASN Oxford and Oxford performance centre.

MEN ONLY, Dress Code: Swimwear underwear and footywear jock straps.

www.underwhereparty.com.au

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

The First Mardi Gras: Was The Pain worth the Gain? An Afternoon with the 78ers

The First Mardi Gras: Was The Pain worth the Gain? An Afternoon with the 78ers

For a street party, the first Mardi Gras Parade certainly wasn’t fun for the participants.

But, for all the trauma and pain inflicted, was it worthwhile?

Did it change the dynamics between men and women in the gay, lesbian and transgender movements of the time?

Did it re-vitalise and influence our own movements and political agendas?

Did it influence other political movements and parties in terms of their approach to our communities and issues?

These are just some of the issues to be explored in an Afternoon with the 78ers.

This event is by gold coin donation.

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

Ross Watson homines uniformis

Ross Watson homines uniformis

Watson’s world renowned paintings are a celebration of the male form, both in it’s uniformed and it’s natural glory. This exciting exhibition, homines uniformis at the iconic Yellow House Gallery features gay rugby players, naked surfers and pop-star Alfie Arcuri in various states of dress.

Uniformed, or in complete contrast, naked - MEN unite the artworks. Military, mounty, rugby or surfer - does the clothes make the man?

Singer, Alfie Arcuri features in a striking new artwork. His recent single, 'If They Only knew', written from personal experience, explores covert same sex love and coming out.

Stephen Fry exclaimed “Watson has created another dazzlingly provocative, witty and enchanting take on a classic painting!” after viewing the artwork featuring Alexis, a gay UK rugby player who caught Watson’s attention posting on Instagram about important and inspiring queer themes and mental health issues.

With the artist in residence throughout the exhibition, this will be a rare chance to learn first-hand about his style, his intentions and the stories behind the artwork on display. A full multi-media experience awaits each visitor into the exhibition with video presentations on the artist’s work giving insight into the creative process and final sentiment.

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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

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

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!

Matinee La Leche Main Event

Matinee La Leche Main Event

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

Expect martini glasses overflowing with milk as your eyes are tantalized with spectacular shows full of sensuality complimented withstate of the art lighting, lasers and LEDs.

You can guarantee the worlds no 1 circuit DJs to take you on a journey like no other, THE closing party of Mardi Gras from the largest circuit party on the planet.

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

Proudly In Love

Proudly In Love

PROUDLY IN LOVE is Australia's first same sex wedding festival and expo that celebrates love, bringing together the finest and most sought-after wedding suppliers, unique venues, hotels and destinations along with the best entertainment, design, living and luxury travel. The inaugural event will be held at the iconic Fox Studios on Sunday, 25 February 2018. Across 150 stands, as part of the 2018 Mardi Gras Festival’s 40th Anniversary, PROUDLY IN LOVE will curate an expo that will inspire, influence and motivate you and the LGBTQI community to celebrate your love, and plan your wedding at your own dedicated event, so come and get LovedUp! www.proudlyinlove.com.au

Rainbow Run Sydney

Rainbow Run Sydney

Come and join the award winning event that welcomes everyone. Walk or run the 2km, 4km or 6km course around the beautiful Sydney Park. Wear a colour from the rainbow (prizes for best fancy dress) .. but be warned we have our infamous drag queens who have water pistols and aren’t afraid to use them! To help you through the course we have our International DJ SVETA pumping out her amazing beats.

A fun day out for all the family for such a current cause for our community. All proceeds go to the hard working, policy changing Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby.

RUN FOR LOVE!

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

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.

Bear Essentials 22 - WET

Bear Essentials 22 - WET

GRRR! Harbour city bears celebrates its 22nd year of incorporation with its festival the runs alongside Mardi Gras Bear Essentials 22 - just like the bingo call two little ducks 22 - WET. WET is a celebration of events for the hairy, larger man and their friends and admirers themed all around water. With a whirlwind program of 15+ events, there is something for everybody - and we mean everybody. We welcome all to come and party with the big guys - just like our bodies, we party large.

All our regular events like Underbear and Wet Furr are there, PLUS new events to get your heart pumping and hirsute bodies moist like a visit to Wet and Wild, a naughty night after at Wild and Wet and a reworked Friday evening event Bear Pit. You can buy tickets individually or as a pack, which gets you extras and member rates for the duration of the Mardi Gras season. Harbour City Bears and its members wish all a safe, but eventful, festival of gayety. WOOF!

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).

Daywash

Daywash

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 of Daywash to mark the 40th year of Mardi Gras with a new look, feel, and sound at the Ivy.

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

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 a brand new venue at The Ivy - Home of Ministry of Sound & Pacha.

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!

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

So get your tickets pronto or you’ll be all cried out.

Headlining International DJ DANI TORO (EU) and more to be announced.

BOOK TICKETS HERE!

Rebellion and Subversion: 40 Years of Queer Art

Rebellion and Subversion: 40 Years of Queer Art

A celebration of 40 years of queer art in Australia showcasing works by over 20 LGBTQI artists who have created sexy, thought provoking, stylistically varied works that subversively engage with the politics of identity, community and activism from 1978 to now.

The works range across painting, drawing, prints, posters, photography and multimedia. The exhibition highlights the role of queer artists in changing societal attitudes, subverting the politics around LGBTIQ and contributing to queer culture.

Art works featured include those by renowned photographers such as William Yang and C. Moore Hardy and contemporary artists such as Kim Leutwyler and Tina Fiveash. There is the opportunity to see works by artists David McDiarmid and Frances Phoenix, who contributed to the first Mardi Gras exhibition at Watters Gallery in Sydney in1978; as well as to be introduced to lesser-known, later generations of queer artists.

The exhibition also includes rarely seen photographs, posters and imagery from the 1970s and 1980s reflecting the fight for LGBTIQ rights, including the first Mardi Gras.

The exhibition has been curated by artists who participated in the first Mardi Gras.

Opening Night Wednesday 21st February, 6.00pm-8.00pm

Opening night has been supported by Young Henrys, Wicked Foods, Pyrmont Cellars and Flavours Events + Catering.

Courtney Act: Under the Covers

Courtney Act: Under the Covers

Courtney has been under the covers with many, but not usually in front of a live audience. It's time to get tucked in with all your favourite songs that have been covered in one way or another by all your favourite artists. Lay back and enjoy the caress of those romantic satin sheets as she strips some songs down and flips others on their back to show you just how gender fluid and genre fluid a great song can be! The sweet dreams Courtney spins will leave you pillow fighting and pillow biting.

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!