Ongoing series at Red Rattler. A loose crew dedicated to creating spaces for ideas, imaginings, discussion and action, mixing critical workshops, panels, films, installations and performance from academic, activist, artist and other perspectives. It aims to provoke meaningful, ongoing debate and reinvigorate a sense of concrete queer political community. See website for upcoming events:
Events sponsored by the collective include Potluck!, Queer Writes Workshops, Queers do Yoga, QUEER parties, Queer Cruise!, film screenings, and more, on campus, at Red Rattler Theatre, and other places in and around Sydney - see:
Every Friday sausage sizzle 7:30pm-1am at Kinselas, Taylor Sq, 383 Bourke St, Darlinghurst. Relaxed space to catch up with mates, retro dumpling bar, regular give-aways, committee info point. Every Sunday 4-10pm at The Bank chill-out with cheap drinks for HCB members, plus bar snacks. 3rd or 4th Tuesdays 7pm at Kinselas - Sydcubz’s Press Paws games on the big screen. See more:
Wednesdays, 9pm. Sydney’s hottest pick-up night. On three floors, in four bars w/ DJs Shanie D Sydney, Dom De Sousa, Ryan John and Tom Pritchard. Join hostess Marilyn Mootrub + Sexy Maleman Luca plus shows starring Sydney’s hottest male dancers. For 23 years the busiest Wednesday night on the strip at Stonewall Hotel.
Six Saturdays a year, 9pm-3am. PUMP: 90s Pop Anthems packed to the brim with radio-friendly sing along 90s hits in a non-stop mix.
First Sundays, monthly, 4pm-12am at various venues. Super sexy men and their LGBTIQ+ friends. Everyone is welcome. Local + International DJs. Amazing Performers. Hunky GoGo Dancers. Awesome Production. Multiple Dance Floors.
Sundays, noon-midnight free venue-wide weekly party at The Imperial - the heart of the Inner West - uniting our diverse and dynamic people, celebrating queer culture and connecting with friends old and new. Featuring iconic Sydney DJs such as Dan Murphy, Kate Monroe, Tilda Swagton, James Daley, plus drag shows by Farren Heit, Ruby Slippers and Dammit Janet!
Every Sunday 4pm drinks and the company of your mates - or new ones - with the Harbour City Bears, upstairs at Waywards bar, Bank Hotel, Newtown. Drink discounts, fun atmosphere, arcade games, $1 pool! Members' badge draw 6pm weekly. If no winner is found, the draw increases by $100 each week up to $500 at which point it must be won! Another $50 bar tab will be given out each week.
Saturday or Sunday, 10pm-4am. Every other month dance party: Main Room uplifting euphoric house; Taboo Tech underground tech house. Dresscode: Swimwear, beachwear, circuit party. Main Room - uplifting euphoric house w/ James Alexandr, Jonny Marsh, and DJ Dom de Sousa. Taboo Tech - underground tech house w/ Phill Hollins + Kate Monroe.
September 1-30, 2020, 11th annual month-long open access arts festival; works of independent artists, all creative genres- normally at over 70 different venues. Digital + global collaboration with Stockholm Fringe, Nordic Fringe Network, Brighton Fringe, NZ Fringe, San Diego and Hollywood Fringe - streaming International Fringe work, along with new local Made in Sydney works.
September 1 - October 4, 2020. A month-long celebration of the best new comedy. Over 100 acts from Australia and beyond perform all new material in venues throughout The Factory in Marrickville - eats, drinks, and your pick of events happening in five venues.
September 4, 2020, 8-11pm at Roundhouse, Anzac Parade, Kensington. One is terminal delightful, the other a snappy ginger. One's a season winner, the other bowed out after sweeping the competition. The silly sisters from Seattle, Jinkx Monsoon and BenDelaCreme, team up for a comedy cabaret show like no other: a kooky, kitschy, campy, comedy cabaret show with songs, laughs and stories.
September 5, 2020, 10pm-7am. Code X X X presents: DADDY IS COMING - OVER 4 HUGE LEVELS! All Daddys welcome. With Covid-19 safety plan in place.
September 18, 2020, 9pm-3am. Sydney's hottest/ biggest monthly FF event - at the exclusive men's club TRADE w/ private discreet space on the top floor plus access to the bar and the rest of the club. Upstairs level douching facility, gloves, toilets, slings and public spaces. Buy tickets online; space is limited. Some tickets may be available at the door on the night.
September 29 - October 18, 2020, Palace Norton, Verona, Central. A selection of the best new films from Italy screen in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Byron Bay (in socially-distanced settings) and in Melbourne (as conditions permit). With Australian premieres, heartfelt dramas and hilarious comedies, cinemagoers will be transported to Rome, Naples, Palermo and beyond.
September 30, 2020, 6-9pm, Dockside Darling Harbour, Balcony Level, Cockle Bay. Cocktail event drinks and canapes; host Mary Konstantopoulos; special guests + award ceremony. LGBTQ sporting calendar must-attend event w/ leading advocates, administrators, athletes, corporate supporters.
October 4, 2020, 10pm-7am. Let inhibitions run wild over 4 huge levels. Time to meet again Sunday night until early Monday morning for an amazing 9 hour musical journey w/ huge Laser show. Strictly men only, private areas, play + theme areas, smoking room, safe and secure clothes check. Wear as much as you want or as little as you like - or nothing at all!
October 11, 2020, 5-8pm at Upstairs Beresford, 354 Bourke St, Surry Hills. Alaska brings her brand new tour in Australia: The Alaska Show 2: The Fempire Strikes Back! Guests are encouraged to dress up as if heading out for a night at the Mos Eisley Cantina! An 18+ event with VIP Meet & Greet + Show.
October 24, 2020 – February 7, 2021. Contemporary Australian artists Martin Bell, Matt Coyle, Nathan Hawkes, Danie Mellor, Peter Mungkuri, Becc Ország, Jack Stahel and Helen Wright create extraordinary new worlds in drawings of complexity and invention. Seeing/ making sense of the world: physical connection to place/ country + inventions from history, memory and imagination.
October 31, 2020, 9pm-3am. A male-only party for men who love wearing jockstraps - at one of our favourite venues Our Secret Spot in Darlinghurst, Sydney. BYO Alcohol. Stricted Dress Code: Jockstrap + Mask. Get ready for the hottest Halloween party in town with lots of tricks with treats throughout the night as we transform Our Secret Spot into The Haunted Haus of Savvy...
November 6, 2020, 8:30-11:30pm, The Roundhouse, UNSW. Send the kids to bed, secure the cats and dogs, turn on all the lights in the house and prepare for a fright, The Sickening Ball 2020 is coming! Make sure your mummy is wrapped tight, because this will be a Thriller! Bigger and better in 2020 than ever before. An 18+ standing room only event.
November 29, 2020, 6-8pm at The Roundhouse, University of New South Wales, Anzac Parade. Rupaul Drag Race UK Royalty comes to Australia! Your favourite UK queens from the motherland with a cheeky show! You'll be right chuffed to you see the line-up. Don't faff about, grab tickets before they all toddle off. You'd be off your trolley to miss this one! VIP Meet+Greet Tickets.
December 30, 2020, 11pm-5:30am at Shark Hotel. A holding date until safer days. The king of HARDSTYLE returns to MASIF SATURDAYS for one night only! HEADHUNTERZ will be centre stage at the HOME OF THE HARDER STYLES! See updates at:
December 31, 2020 (TBC), Yallamundi Rooms, Sydney Opera House. Ring in the New Year Sydney summertime style. Dance the night away into 2021. Wine and dine on an array of tantalising canapés, and graze from a series of live food stations. NYE Concert. DJ performance. The ultimate vantage point view from Northern Broadwalk of the spectacular Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks.
January, 2021. Kickstarting 2021: recovering, reconnecting communities, and reinvigorating Australian arts with bold and memorable experiences that ignite, unite, and excite Sydney. Building on a proud 44-year history of commissioning and presenting inspiring and ground-breaking new Australian art in a program of the best work from Australia's finest artists and companies.
January - February, 2021, Mrs MacQuaries Point. Each summer over 70,000 Sydneysiders and visitors enjoy fine food and wine on Sydney Harbour; new release blockbusters + arthouse films on giant screen against the stunning backdrop view spanning Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, and city skyline. Screenings to include Bombshell, The Gentleman, and Little Women.
January 14-17, 2021 at Bulli Showground, Wollongong NSW, an hour south of Sydney. Typically with international, national and local acts in over 300 concerts, dances, workshops and sessions in 11 onsite venues; traditional, World, Celtic, dance, Gypsy Roots, Bluegrass, Spoken Word, Comedy acts. Camping on-site. Full program due in December.
January 15, 2021, 8-11:30pm. Featuring Todrick and his dancers. You’ve seen him on Youtube, and RuPaul’s Drag Race, now see the live on stage, 75 minute production. Get your nails, hair, hips and heels in order as Todrick turns Australian clubs into his runway. Learn the choreography! Beat the face, cinch the waist, turn up the bass, glue that lace and make em faint!
January 26, 2021. The world’s most beautiful harbour city will host another spectacular Australia Day, with a number of activities taking place on the water and across Sydney. Plan your day at australiaday.com.au and #ausday to join the celebration!
January 26, 2021 (TBC). Victoria Park. Annual festival on traditional lands of the Gadigal people. Music to a beat in Gadigal language, free event of live music, bustling market stalls, panel discussions/ community forums on Aboriginal issues, children’s activities, traditional Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander cultural performances. A celebration of cultural survival.
February, 2021. Not yet confirmed. Camping near St Albans. Relaxed/ friendly long weekend open to all men; trans, cis, queer, gay, bi and same sex attracted. Action-packed events/ activities; fun and silly to erotic and life changing. Discarding clothes, we become equal, free of judgement, enjoy a new sense of freedom. Come with friends, or alone; everyone will be made to feel welcome.
February 19 - March 7, 2021. SUN Feb 21st Fair Day, 10am-9pm at Victoria Park. SAT Mar 6th big parade (viewing at The Glamstand) + 11pm-8am party night at Hordern Pavilion. Three weeks of LGBTQI events, uniquely queer slant: Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Film, Community, Youth and Social events. Also screenings of the Queer Screen Film Festival, the Mardi Gras edition.
February 21, 2021, 10am-9pm at Victoria Park, 1001 City Rd, Camperdown. Free family-friendly carnival of rainbow festivities, featuring a plethora of activities for all. Picnic area, dance tent, performers on Main Stage, Sports Village, food stalls and drag queens everywhere. Fur babies event: bring your fabulous dogs to strut their stuff at the world-famous Doggywood competition.
March 4-8, 2021 (TBC), 11am at Dogs Roam Free Park (TBC), Victoria Park Daylesford. Held annually, Australia's largest and most popular regional gay and lesbian event. See more info TBA.
March 6, 2021, 7-10pm, from Oxford at Flinders, Darlinghurst. The biggest night of the year extravaganza brings Sydney to a standstill, shining a global spotlight on LGBTQI lives, culture, communities and creativity. Spectacular floats, thousands of participants, a smorgasbord of glittering colour, showcasing the glitz and glamour of our community. Following NSW Health COVID guidelines.
March 7, 2021, 2-10pm. Unleashing the big one. The brightest, shiniest rainbow you've ever seen; tripping the light fantastic and inviting the inner-child inside us all to come out to play once more. Guest DJs (TBA) will keep your hands sky high as we rocket into our rainbow universe full of friends old and new, and anthems past and present.
March 7, 2021, SUN 2-10pm at IVY. The BIGGEST, MOST AUTHENTIC CIRCUIT DAY + NIGHT PARTY OF THE WEEKEND. We take our music as seriously as you do! With INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR MUSIC PRODUCERS TBA - exclusive, worldclass circuit royalty, flying in to Sydney for the biggest and boldest Daywash ever - the only way to sign off an absolutely epic weekend.
March 7, 2021, 10pm-4am. Whoever said ‘all good things must end’ has obviously never been to a Daywash party. The VIP weekend pass gets you into all 3 events: Candyland Day, Candyland Night, and the KiKi ivy pool party. Candyland Night is dress-to-impress to leave you hankering for more. The complete stellar line up TBA at:
March 8, 2021, noon-8pm. After all the Mardi Gras shenanigans of the parade, the main party, Candyland Day and Candyland Night, we will all have an appetite for a long and hard Kiki session - especially when there are Speedos involved! The very popular annual Kiki party at the ivy pool! All roads lead to KiKi.
March 12-14, 2021 in Katoomba. Blues, Folk, Roots and New Music styles - a huge range of music, eclectic, brilliant group of performers, magical place in the mountains. For performers see:
June 9-20, 2021 at State Theatre, Event Cinemas George, Dendy Opera Quays, Dendy Newtown, Hayden Orpheum Cremorne, Ritz Cinema Randwick and more. Australia’s premier international film festival w/ 12 days and nights of the world’s best new films. In past years presenting more than 250 of the greatest, strangest and most exciting works that cinema has to offer.
August 5, 2021, 7-10pm at Roundhouse, UNSW, Kensington, NSW. Dragfest The Realness Tour! The best Drag Show of your LIFE! Starring the world's best queens. A stellar line-up, hosted by Karen From Finance heads to Sydney w/ the show of the decade! Drag Race favourites: Alaska, Ariel Versace, Katya, Jasmine, Tatianna, Trixie.