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I Feel Love - The Donna Summer Story

I Feel Love - The Donna Summer Story

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, lights and glitterball. 

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 We have DJ Dan Dan on the decks.

Thursday 28 February at the Imperial Hotel in Erskineville - doors 7pm

Posted in Premier Events Tagged Music

Yes! Yes! Nanette!

Yes! Yes! Nanette!

Yes! Yes! Nanette! is our response to Australian comedian, Hannah Gadsby's stand-up-and-be-proud performance, "Nanette"; her personal exploration of the reality of sexual violence and homophobia while growing up Lesbian in Tasmania. She reminds the world that we need to demonstrate our support for the LGBTQI+ community, especially our Rainbow Youth.

We want to show our support for Gadsby by saying YES! - an echo of the Same Sex Marriage campaign and a celebration of our LGBTQI+ community.

(Please note: this exhibition is a heartfelt response by Artist, Janice Raynor, to Hannah Gadsby's performance, "Nanette". It is in no way to be construed as part of Hannah's own work.)

Exhibition is on until 5 March and is open Mon - Sat 10am - 5.30pm / Thurs til 7pm.


Pop-Up Bear Bar

Pop-Up Bear Bar

Celebrate Bear Culture this Mardi Gras at Bear Bar, as Sydney’s small gay bar expands, taking over the ground floor of the Burdekin Hotel at the start of Oxford Street.

For 9 days from February 22nd, Bear Bar’s Mardi Gras line-up showcases the cream of the local and international Bear scene including DJ Corey Craig from NYC, Berlin based performer Rica Shay, Go Go Bears and popular Sydney DJ Hamo. As well as the pub style nights and parties there'll be special events geared to visitors to Sydney, including an Australian wine tasting and a walking tour exploring Sydney’s secret gay history.

Bear Bar will once again be the friendly focal point of the Australian Bear Community during the Mardi Gras celebrations. Festivities also include the Grand Final of Drag Bust on February 24th and wrap up with a massive Mardi Gras Parade Party on March 2nd, overlooking Oxford Street with amazing views of the parade.

Full line up of events here!

Control presents Lady Blacktronika and Anastasia Kristensen

Control presents Lady Blacktronika and Anastasia Kristensen

Estée Louder's CONTROL events are a celebration of electronic music & DJ’s, focussing on bringing the most accomplished queer & female local & international artists to the front.

For the Mardi Gras edition, Control is bringing two Internationals in their Aust debuts.

USA's/ Berlin's Lady Blacktronika aka "The First Lady of Beatdown AND The First Lady of Deep House" is a fierce WOC trans producer & DJ who’s star is deservingly on the rise around the world after almost 20 years in the music world.

Denmark’s Anastasia Kristensen is an upcoming, uncompromising force of nature who brings a whirlwind of emboldened intensity that can be felt equally through her productions and DJ sets.

Supported by local legends Kate Doherty, Sveta & Estée Louder.

Tickets on sale here.

Launch of Lightning Flash

Launch of Lightning Flash

Launch of an ebook anthology titled Lightning Flash — Best New Australian Queer Writing 2019. Seven long short stories by previous winners of the OutStanding Short Story Competition.

Lightning Flash is a major new anthology of contemporary queer Australian writing. Available to download from Amazon after the Launch on Sunday 17 February

Will be launched by Alex Greenwich Member for Sydney

Produced by OutStanding Short Story Competition with support from The Aurora Group

Readings at the Launch by Ash Rehn, Adrik Kemp, Gail Hewison and Cameron Bayley 

A diverse collection that reflects where we've come from as a community, where we are in 2019 and where we're headed. All held together by the theme of Lightning Flash, that single moment in LGBTQIA+ existence when one realises one's life won't be ordinary and predictable, in fact the opposite, extraordinary and amazing!

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Queerstories: Western Sydney

Queerstories: Western Sydney

Go west this Mardi Gras as Sydney’s favourite LGBTQI+ storytelling night returns to Western Sydney for a second year. Join host Maeve Marsden and an eclectic line up of stars and strangers for an evening of our city’s queerstories, unexpected tales of lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour.

The LGBTQI+ community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating our own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family and community. In its usual home in Redfern, Queerstories has been selling out every month for two years, bringing storytellers from all walks of life to the stage. Funny, moving, surprising and engaging, the stories from Queerstories are also available on the podcast and in a collection of stories published by Hachette in 2018.

This event is Auslan interpreted. Presented by Riverside Theatres. Get tickets here.