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Gay Brisbane

Brisbane's arts performance venue
Brisbane Powerhouse Arts

Ongoing visual arts, comedy, theater, and music events and festivals. See what's on this week at their website.
Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse
Wonderland 2016

November 24 - December 11, 2016 at Powerhouse. A debaucherous end-of-year carnival of circus, comedy, music, physical theatre, magic and burlesque. It’s 30 shows in 14 days, lingering into Brisbane’s long summer nights. Flirt with the unexpected/ party into the night at tents with a wide-ranging menu of bite-sized entertainment.
TRANCE IS BACK - re-launching Friday @Family - home of the harder style of music
Friday at Family - December

December 2, 2016, 9pm-3am Fluffy at Family. DJs AURA, ENVEH, NADA-NUFF, PSYRANOSAURUS REX + STAXX. Dec 3 Cult launch Point.Blank heavy dubstep. Dec 4 - Vanguard Burlesque After Party. Dec 9 - OPM Headhunterz + CULT presents YAKZ Youngbloods Edition. Dec 10 - Tyron Hapi Gorrlla Tour. Dec 16 - Excision. Dec 17 - Family Classics w/ Matt Nugent, Baby Gee + Habebe. Dec 18 - Christmas Bash.
Ballets that enchant with the glamour of a golden age
Queensland Ballet’s Season 2016

December 11-23, 2015, at Playhouse. Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker; Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Liam Scarlett; Derek Deane’s Strictly Gershwin big band era/ high-energy ballet /ballroom dancing, singing + jazz; Paul Taylor’s Company B; Ma Cong and Natalie Weir new works ; The Out of the Box Festival Little Red Riding Hood by Lucas Jervies.
The Bear Club Brisbane
Brisbears' Christmas Party

December 17, 2016, 9pm at Sportsman Hotel - Christmas party for bears + friends. Also ongoing socials at the Sportsman Hotel, Spring Hill every 3rd Saturday of the month at Nellie’s Bar, downstairs at Sportsman. For these and more events throughout the year see their website:
Break with social order radical, cyberpunk-journey beyond binary a new imension
TROPICAL FRUITS Glamatron NYE Festival 2016

December 29, 2016 - January 1, 2017, 8pm-6am. Annual 18+ New Year's Eve party at Lismore Showgrounds. THU Parade SAT NYE Party; SUN Pool Party at Lismore Memorial Baths + Recovery Party with free BBQ and Chill dance space. Also Cabaret shows, bar, cafe, art exhibition, camping (Dec- 27th - Jan 3rd), midnight fireworks, women’s, men’s and the sex/gender diverse spaces.
Loud & clear, bursting with pride, humour, humanity & rebellion
MELT: A Festival of Queer Arts and Culture 2016

January 25 - February 5, 2017, at Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St. Celebrate Brisbane’s wonderfully diverse queer communities - for people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, ethnicities, abilities and artistic interests. The celebration is one of love. See the 19-event festival program at:
Hellfire Club presents
Back to School Party

January 28, 2016, 8:30pm - 1:30pm, at Sportsman Hotel, 130 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill/ Brisbane. 4TH SATURDAYS Mixed-gender fetish party: show your fetish and meet like-minded friends. Consensual B&D play supervised by Masters and Mistresses. Monthly fetish parties continue every 4th Saturday/ month (except December), downstairs at the Sportsman Hotel.
The 2017 new album launch tour for POUNDCAKE!
Alaska Thunderfuck

February 5, 2017, 9pm, at Family. Coming down under to Pound Your Cake. Influenced by Divine + Britney Spears, named after a marijuana strain, Alaska Thunderfuck (drag name of Justin Honard) was born and raised in Erie, PA, and joined Sharon Needles' Pittsburgh drag crew, the Haus of Haunt, then in 2012, RuPaul's Drag Race. 2015 debut album: Anus.
True Colours -- since 1990
Pride Festival 2016

July - September, 2017 - PrideFair Day, Rally and March attracting more than 50,000 festival-goers. See website for details and media from previous years at facebook and website:
Theater, dance, music
Brisbane Festival

September, 2017. Three weeks of music, theater, dance, circus, comedy, opera, cabaret, visual arts/photography, film, discussions, and a radiant garden display of colored, multicultural lanterns at South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt. See previous years' program online: