Ongoing visual arts, comedy, theater, and music events and festivals. See what's on this week at their website.
August 8, 2020, 5:30-10:30pm at Northern Rivers Hotel, 72 Bridge St, North Lismor. Northern Rivers Bears den night and membership drive August 2020. Meet like-minded bears, cubs, daddies, and admirers. Grab a bear and a meal at the bistro - enjoy a night with music by DJBIGFURR.
August 9, 16, 23, 2020, 8pm-3am. Entertainment w/ Harry K Presents KINKY QUEENS: Vollie LaVont, Mandy Moobs, Luna Thicc, Skye Blue; dancers Nick + Jamie. DJs Harry K + Karma. Doors 8pm. Shows hourly from 9pm.
August 13, 2020, 9pm-12:30am. Eighteen talented drag performers do battle to find our 6th Queer Sister SmackDown Champion! Hosted by Mandy Moobs + Henny Spaghetti. Head to Head to Head Round 2 COUNTRY WEEK w/ special guest judge Gayleen Tuckwood! Three performers fight for one spot in the semi-final! It's all up to their performances and your public vote! Next: Aug 20, 27; Sep 3.
August 16, 2020, 11am-2pm. ConDRAGulations, you're invited to Brisbane’s Drag Brunch Club - a highly interactive show fueled by amazing hosts + delicious brunch menu + premium drinks. Hilarious fun with hosts BEBE GUNN + Friends: wild performances, interactive games, and great prizes. Will you be the winner of the FASHIONS ON THE BRUNCH FIELD? DJ HARRY K. Grab your friends...
August 21, 2020, 6:30-10:30pm. Fabulous Fluffy glitz and glamour: Cloudland Brunch With Bite Brisbane Drag+Dine. FIVE iconic Drag Queens with songs from the greatest musicals ever + iconic gay anthems. Ticket includes show, alternate-drop main course + 2-hour drinks package. Drag Queen hosts: Vollie LaVont, Mandy Moobs, BeBe Gunn, ShuShu Funtanna and Scarlett Fever. Music: Harry K.
August 22, 2020, 6-11pm at The Stand, 22 Mclachlan St. Celebrity and character inspired performances from contestants and staff! Preshow from 6pm hosted by Wilhelmina Westwood with guest Barbie Banks. Werq it! Competition from 8:30pm hosted by Chocolate Boxx, judged by Sellma Soul and Solar Flair. Mimosa package + Werq it burger specials.
August 28, 2020, 7-11pm at Black Bear Lodge, Level 1 322 Brunswick St, Brisbane. Live music comes back to life in Brisbane: Ashgroove are back baby! A Black Bear Lodge night of groovy tunes and merrymaking! Ashgroove 5-piece band blends elements of pop and alt rock, making for a catchy sound that cannot be beaten! Joined by new friends: Bare Beets and Crooked Tooth.
August 30, 2020, 11am-2pm. Hilarious/ interactive show with hosts BEBE GUNN + Friends with wild performances, interactive games and great prizes. Will you be the winner of the FASHIONS ON THE BRUNCH FIELD? Music supplied by master of anthems HARRY K. Grab your friends and unleash your inner diva!
August 30, 2020, 2-10pm at Rooftop Bar, Islander Resort, Surfers Paradise. Fly your Rainbow Flag Surfers Paradise media shoot guest speaker + flash drag show. Then parade past the Cavill Mall shops to the Rooftop Bar to celebrate the Launch of the first Not-For-Profit LGBT community group on the Gold Coast: Community Sport, Social Gatherings and Events. With Drag Show special guests.
August 30, 2020, 6-10pm at The Outpost Bar, 8 Warner St. Get ready to RUMBLE as Beverly Kills and Evie Libertine battle it out over three rounds of performance and improvised chaos. Hosted by Tina Bikki, supported by Luna Thicc, Henny Spaghetti, Citrine Velvetine, and DJ ENN.
September 4-26, 2020. 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:
September 12, 2020, 5-8pm at The Calile Hotel, 48 James St, Fortitude Valley. RAW - Resilient Authentic Women - Empowering women LIKE YOU to be CONFIDENT, know YOUR worth, LOVE yourself and LIVE fully! Head to the ticket link to find out more info:
September 20, 2020, 12-5pm at Valley Pool Brisbane, 432 Wickham St. COLADA is back for a super PRIDE edition – splash in the iconic Valley Pool and dance in the sunshine to the best in house & dance music on the astroturf dance floor with a fully licensed bar.
September 26, 2020, 5:30-11:30pm at Goodna & Districts Junior Rugby League Football Club, 135 Brisbane Terrace, Goodna. A night not to miss with 7, 8, and 9pm Main Shows. Hostess Carmen taykett. Performers: Roxy Harte, Diamond Good-Rim, Ella Vader, and Katya Lou-King.
Late September, 2020 (TBC). Queensland’s largest LGBTIQA+ event attracts 10,000+ festival-goers over 4-week period each year. Launch Party. SAT Rally + March (past year Brunswick St/ Anne-Brunswick/ Empire Hotel to New Farm); Park PrideFair Day; entertainment stages w/ bands, singers, DJs and drag, Mr + Ms Pride competitions, Pet Parade, Community Bar, food, marketplace.
October 1-11, 2020. 100+ feature, documentary + short film new releases from around the world. Eleven days of screenings, live music, conversations, panel discussions, events at GOMA, Event Cinemas Brisbane City Myer Centre, Five Star Cinemas, Reading Cinemas/ Newmarket, Brisbane Convention/ Exhibition Centre, Brisbane Powerhouse, State Library of Queensland.
October 14-18, 2020. Marking the 25th anniversary since Brisbears' official incorporation into a legal entity - the oldest official bear club in Australia. Don't yet know the form it will take, but reserve the date to celebrate this true milestone in Australian Bear culture. See updates at:
November 5, 2020, 7:30-10:30pm. Send the kids to bed, secure your cats and dogs, turn on all the lights in the house and prepare yourself for a fright. Starring: ADORE DELANO, BROOKE LYNN HYTES, JAIDA ESSENCE HALL (S12), SASHA VELOUR, SHARON NEEDLES and VANESSA VANJIE MATEO. Hosted By Karen From Finance. An event for 18+ only.
November 28, 2020, 8-11pm. Starring winner: The Vivienne, Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea, Divina De Campo and Cheryl Hole. Also The FROCK DESTROYERS. Your favourite UK queens, over from the motherland to put on a cheeky show! Get right chuffed to see this lineup. It’ll be Ace! Don’t faff about, grab tickets before they all toddle off. You’d be off your trolley to miss it!
December 29, 2020 - January 1, 2021 (TBC). Annual 18+ NYE party at Lismore Showgrounds. Street Parade to Lismore City Hall/ Opening Soiree. NYE party, New Year’s Day Pool Party and New Year’s Day Recovery Party. Past Headliners Kitty Glitter, DJs Blacklow, Queen of Hearts and Joelby; Sandi Hotrod, Colin Gaff, Ruby, NYE Cabaret Performances + LGBTIQ art exhibition.
December 31, 2020 (TBC), 8pm-5am. Fabulous shows in Nellies Showroom and Lounge Bar - past year with Gayleen Tuckwood, Mandy Moobs, Chocolate Boxx, Tim & Connor. Downstairs in the Sporties Bunker Bar, MEN 2019 NYE Men-Only New Years Eve Party from 9pm. The New Year at Sporties - for 30 years The Gay And Lesbian Meeting Place in Brisbane!
December 31, 2020, (TBC) 9pm-3am. Disco/ soulful house/ funk/ boogie! Dress up. Get down. No rules. Your favourite Black Bear DJs. Dancing is no crime. Kick Ons encouraged. FREE ENTRY 18+ In the zone, dancing with the fairies. Time means nothing. Drinks come/go, sharing/ caring, caring/ loving, fall in love swimming in a sea of stars, hot air baloon; hum of neons + blue static.
Rescheduled to 2021, dates TBA at Powerhouse Theatre. Feast your senses on this collaborative season with three new contemporary works by choreographers Natalie Weir, Remi Wortmeyer and Petros Treklis. Bespoke takes a fresh look at ballet dancers in contemporary space, considering interactions with technology, design, lighting and music to showcase Queensland Ballet in new ways.
February - March, 2021 (TBC) at Brisbane Powerhouse, Fortitude Music Hall, The Tivoli, Brisbane City Hall, and Newstead Brewing, Milton. Comic musings, side-splitting stories, tear-inducing tales and more. Australia’s fastest growing comedy festival has grown into a multi-venue extravaganza, bursting at the seams with a hand-picked selection of the funniest folk in the country.
Early March, 2021. Brisbane’s premiere film venue: festivals, independent, cult, arthouse to blockbusters. Eleven days of the best/most diverse films from Australia + the world - the full gamut of queer cinema; LGBT, gender diverse, multigenerational titles, special picks for niches + allies. See FB.
March 7, 2021, (TBC). Brisbane’s biggest and best rainbow festival, featuring musical acts, drag extravaganzas and so much more. The iconic festival has been running for over 20 years, raising thousands of dollars for local LGBTQIA+ charities.
March 20, 2021, 12-5pm. Bubbly on arrival, delicious food, pop-up boutiques, flowing cocktails + Blow Brow Bar! Not your average market girls day out. At Brisbane’s favourite outdoor playground. Shop up a storm!
April 3, 2021, 8pm-2am (TBC). On the Easter long weekend - normally the biggest little party you have ever been to! The first party after all the New Year excitement, a chance for the whole fruity family to get together for an uplifting electro-house, slightly hands-in-the-air euphoric groove-thang! See FB updates.
September 11, 2021, 7-10:30pm. One is terminal delightful, the other a snappy ginger. One is a season winner, the other chose to bow out after sweeping the competition: the silly sisters from Seattle Jinkx Monsoon and BenDelaCreme - teaming up to bring you a comedy cabaret show like no other! This Australian exclusive will be one kooky, kitschy, campy, comedy cabaret show!