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Greg Gould + Peyton + Joanne + The ONJ Show

Greg Gould + Peyton + Joanne + The ONJ Show
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THE BOY IS MINE SINGLE LAUNCH + THE OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN SONGBOOK

To launch the first single #TheBoyIsMine from Greg Gould's upcoming album (a duet with the incredible Peyton) we invite you help us celebrate in style at the fabulous Universal Sydney (formerly Midnight Shift) for a 2 hour concert event (during Mardi Gras week) not to be missed!!

PLUS Melanie Lewin stars in The Olivia Newton-John Songbook performing all the hits from Xanadu, Grease, Physical, I Honestly Love You and more in her debut performance of OLIVIA!

ARTISTS ANNOUNCED SO FAR...

  •  GREG GOULD Award winning/internationally acclaimed vocalist
  •  PEYTON UK Soul singer, X Factor UK Finalist, "Higher Place" hitmaker
  •  JOANNE ARIA Award Winner - Highest Selling Single 1998 'Jackie'
  •  MELANIE LEWIN The Olivia Newton John Songbook
  •  VICTORIA ANTHONY - Multi-Award winning DJ + Trans advocate
  •  SIMON DUNN Australia's first openly-gay bobsledder/ rugby player + LGBTQI advocate

MORE ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Posted in Mardi Gras Events Tagged Music, Parties

Falsettos

Falsettos
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Nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Falsettos is an hilarious and poignant look at a modern family revolving around the life of a gay man Marvin, his wife, his lover, his soon to be bar mitzvah’d son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door.

It is a seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, acclaimed Off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart. Originally created under the spectre of the AIDS crisis, this timely musical about middle class family dynamics manages to remain buoyant and satirically perceptive even as it moves towards its heartbreaking conclusion.

Les-Talk

Les-Talk
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Les-Talk’s objective is to present a wholesome conversation regarding lesbians in Australia, considering the difference between Australian Lesbians and POC Australian Lesbians (on account of a cultural difference). A panel will discuss topics on career paths (entertainment industry and other professional industries), interracial dating and coming out as well as a range of other issues pertaining to the L in LGBTQ+.

All the way from the United States, Arielle Scarcella, an influential Lesbian YouTuber known for her humorous and educational youtube videos on Lesbian focused topics. Australian actress, Kelsie Adelaide, known for her role as Dani, on Australia's first Lesbian focused teen web series 'Flunk'. Plus more! Add to the talking points with your questions on the night via the app sli.do. Continue the discussion and mingle with all our guests in the VIP section after the show.

Tickets on sale soon! Visit the Les-Talk website here for more details.

Queer Daze - A SaturGay Arvo Session

Queer Daze - A SaturGay Arvo Session
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A dedicated time and place to catch up with your queer family in the middle of the Mardi Gras season.

Accessible, casual, affordable, as always. Disability friendly, family friendly, all genders and sexualities.

Tunes and beers and queers, but without the flashing lights and thumping bass. Dance if you want to, dress up or down. It’s time to chill out and have a debrief.

Entry is free. Donations to our running costs appreciated. All profits will go to our chosen charity, the Asylum Seeker Centre in Newtown.

See the Queer Daze Facebook page here for updates!

POOF DOOF After Party

POOF DOOF After Party
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POOF DOOF IS GONG INTERGAYLACTIC THIS YEAR AT THE SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS PARADE AND WE’RE HOSTING A RAVE TO REMEMBER AT IVY ON MARDI GRAS NIGHT!

SATURDAY 29TH FEBRUARY POOF DOOF IS THROWING A CLASSIC DOOF TO END ALL DOOFS ON THE BIGGEST QUEER NIGHT OF THE YEAR.

CALL YOUR GIRLFRIENDS, DM YOUR BEST JUDYS, SNAIL MAIL YOUR SISTAS AND WOOF YOUR DADDIES - EVERYONE IS INVITED TO OUR QUEER DANCE UTOPIA THIS MARDI GRAS!

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POOF DOOF Welcome Party

POOF DOOF Welcome Party
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ARE YOU READY FOR AN INTERGAYLACTIC POOF DOOF WELCOME PARTY THAT’S OUT OF THIS WORLD!?

ROCKET NO.9 TAKES OFF FOR PLANET POOF DOOF ON 22ND FEBRUARY AHEAD OF DOOF’S EPIC ANNUAL ENTRANCE IN THE SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS PARADE.

TRAVEL IN LIGHT YEARS WITH US ON A DANCE FLOOR ADVENTURE TO THE STARS WITH THE BEST IN HOUSE AND TECH SOUNDTRACKING YOUR JOURNEY.

WE WELCOME ALL SPACE PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE EARTH WHO ARE VISITING THE HARBOUR CITY TO OUR INTERGAYLACTIC POOF PARADISE!

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Mariah Carey GLITTER film screening

Mariah Carey GLITTER film screening
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One night only! Mariah Carey's fabulous film GLITTER is screening for Mardi Gras 2020, digitally restored for the big screen.

The Mariah Carey story: A young singer, after making it big, is forced to choose between the love of her DJ boyfriend who helped her ascend to stardom, and success.

Posted in Mardi Gras Events Tagged Film, Music

Bear Bar

Bear Bar
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Sydney's small gay bar for Bears and their friends has supersized for Mardi Gras and pops up in the main bar of the Burdekin Hotel on Oxford street for a week of fun and games. Expect comedy & drag, pool & pizza plus great party nights with some of the best Australian and International DJs.

Appearing at Bear Bar for Mardi Gras 2020 are comedian Dean Arcuri, popular London DJ LCB and Sydney based DJ Hamo who'll also be spinning at the Mardi Gras Party.

Join the friendly crowd at Bear Bar for eight action packed days including a special Mardi Gras Parade Viewing Party on Feb 29th. This will be the place to be this Mardi Gras, everyone welcome ...not just Bears!

Open Saturday, February 22nd to Saturday February 29th. Visit BearBar.com.au for all the event details!

Diva Party

Diva Party
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After the Mardi Gras Parade, come celebrate the music of the divas!

DJ Ray Isaac making you dance and sing to the anthems of Cher, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Ariana Grande, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears & MORE! over two levels of the Oxford Hotel.

Come dressed up as your favourite DIVA and dance to celebrity DJ Ray Isaac's selection of hit Diva Songs.

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City Recital Hall and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs present: Considering Matthew Shepard

City Recital Hall and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs present: Considering Matthew Shepard
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In 1998 Matthew Shepard, a first-year college student in Wyoming, was kidnapped, beaten and left to die. This brutal anti-gay hate crime inspired anguish and outrage. Nearly 20 years later it inspired composer Craig Hella Johnson to contemplate suffering, death and the flame of love and led him on a challenging creative journey. “In composing Considering Matthew Shepard,” he says, “I wanted to create, within a musical framework, a space for reflection, consideration and unity around his life and legacy.”

The result is a fusion-oratorio, stylistically eclectic music that moves between Lutheran hymnody, chant, blues, cowboy songs and Broadway as it captures the fullness of Matthew’s life and the legacy of his death. In the background are the Passion settings of JS Bach – offering musical comfort as their listeners reflect on a story of intense suffering. And Considering Matthew Shepard begins with Bach: the serene sounds of the first prelude from the Well-Tempered Clavier (the music that underpins Gounod’s Ave Maria).

Considering Matthew Shepard will be performed by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs' VOX choir – some of its members the same age as Matthew himself when he died – in a semi-staged presentation that reverberates with hope and serenity.

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Mary Kiani presents 'I Feel Love': The Music of Donna Summer

Mary Kiani presents 'I Feel Love': The Music of Donna Summer
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After a sell out show for Mardi Gras 2019, Mary Kiani is back at the iconic Imperial hotel to deliver the songs and music of Donna Summer.

Internationally known singer/songwriter Mary Kiani performs the music of the amazing Donna Summer while taking you on a journey of her life. Known as the "Queen of Disco," Summer will be remembered as perhaps the greatest singer in disco history. Mary delivers an amazing live set filled with the classic hits of Donna Summer complete with synths & sequencers. An amazing live band of Sydney's finest musicians will produce a sound that will make you want to dance and reminisce. From seductive disco track "Love to Love You Baby, to the classic 'I Feel Love' and who can forget MacArthur park? The hits are classics and the journey is Donna's x DJ - DAN DAN will spin all the classics before and after... KEEP ON DANCING! Book a table at 'Pricillas' before the show.
 

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Sandy Bottoms Disco on the Green

Sandy Bottoms Disco on the Green
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Every year the inner west comes to celebrate Mardi Gras, diversity and family with a good old fashioned Disco On The Green.

Join Sandy Bottom and her Stella 'Drag Girlfriends' as she welcomes everyone to recover over a good old fashioned meat raffle, special shows on the green, International DJs and Sandy's 'Poof Bowling' on the green. Dance, laugh and be with friends as we celebrate another wonderful gay year.

Divas Forever

Divas Forever
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Join the queen of the lounge acts, Gayna Tension in her celebration of the world’s most iconic leading ladies.

In true Gayna style, audiences will be dazzled as she takes on the persona of the greats including Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli and Shirley Bassey. As well as Gayna’s show stopping vocal abilities performed live, you can’t help but be starstruck, feeling as though you are truly in the presence of the goddesses themselves.

A recent finalist on Australia’s Got Talent and with decades of experience, Gayna Tension is the perfect host for every celebration, especially during Sydney’s Mardi Gras! She astounds audiences with her vivacious vocals and will undoubtedly have the entire bar in laughter through her wit and effervescent personality. Doors open at 7pm with Gayna Tension as the world’s finest dazzling divas from 8pm.

Start spreading the news, join Gayna over the rainbow and let’s get the party started! Celebrate with Gayna Tension, as each night she brings you two of the world’s finest dazzling divas:

February 20, 26 – There is Nothing like a Dame Shirley Bassey and Julie Andrews
February 21, 27 – Diva with a D Liza Minnelli and Bette Midler
February 22, 28 – When Stars Collide Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand