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Gay Melbourne

Melbourne's premier cultural center
Arts Centre Melbourne

Ongoing events in complex of theatres and concert halls includes circus, theater, classical and pop music concerts, roller and ice skating, cinema and dance. See the Melbourne Festival 2014 in October, for 17 days of cultural events spanning continents, cultures and every kind of creative endeavour. See their website for details:

www.artscentremelbourne.com.au
Sexy, playful, stylish, and fashionable
Gossip Sundays

Sunday Industry Nights at Love Machine, 18+ dress to impress, gay/lesbian and friends dance night, international celebrities, DJs, sexy go-go dancers, special monthly theme nights include Super White Party and Pink Party.

www.facebook.com/sundaygossLOVE
At The Australian Centre for the Moving image
The Melbourne Cinémathèque

Daily film screenings, making accessible a diverse range of international cinematic landmarks + rarities, including cult, experimental, documentary, silent and short films. See their monthly program online. Admission is by monthly or annual membership.

www.melbournecinematheque.org
T-Dance Party
Trough X

Periodic events, (most recently XXVII Party Sept 2017) at Club 80, 10 Peel Street, Collingwood. Sexiest men-only fetish-oriented gay dance party in town. Men all over the dance-floor and DJs getting nasty. See details at website:

www.troughx.com
Bringing a bit of BERGHAIN TO MELBOURNE
Poof Doof

Every Saturday, 10:30pm-7am at Chasers Nightclub, 386 Chapel St, South Yarra. A Gay Club For Homos - MELBOURNE'S FAVOURITE GAY RAVE - Berghain Music-STYLE DIRTY BEATS TO LOSE YOUR MIND TO, TO LET GO TO, TO DANCE TIL YOU WEAR OUT THE SOLES OF YOUR SHOES TO. SEX TECHNO IS NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED. ITS FOR THOSE WHO CRAVE EUROPEAN HARD TECH AND HOUSE AND WHO WANT TO DANCE TIL DAWN!

www.facebook.com/PoofDoof
A women only event
The Flapper's Ball

September 24, 2017, 8pm-2am at Daylesford Town Hall 74 Vincent St, Daylesford. Women! Shake out your finest this spring and celebrate music and dance from the 20s through to the mad 80s with DJ Fiona Scott-Norman and the Party Girls 80s band ... Frock up, suit up or come as you are girls, it will be a night to remember! Drinks available at bar prices.

www.facebook.com/events/1734240356817971
Rock City - AFL Weekend
Game On

September 28, 2017, 8:30pm-5am Love Machine, Malvern Rd at Little Chapel St. Thursday. One of the biggest nights of the year. Rock City is bringing in the big guns for this AFL Grand Final Weekend event. Featuring Billboards number one remixer TOY ARMADA and including special guest BRIAN JUSTIN CRUM, from Americas Got Talent fame.

www.facebook.com/events/1628491490551511
Gay RnB & Hip Hop Party
Melbourne Swagger

September 29, 2017, 11pm at Bottom End. The party brand that proves once and for all that homosexuals listen to more than just cheesy girly pop music. A significant faction enjoys RnB + Hip Hop. Get your look on fleek/ join gay R'n'B and Hip Hop party Swagger in giving praise to the queens that bless us every damn day. Werk.

itdevents.yapsody.com/event/index/147841/melbourne-swagger-sept-session
Find Your Best Fit in 2016
Fitness & Health Expo

October 13-15, 2017, 10am-5pm at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Bored with your training schedule? Want to start a new fitness kick or need valuable training or diet advice? Head to the ultimate workout for fitness, wellness and health, to find the best solution for you. Also: April 28-30 in Sydney; August 5-6 in Perth; September 16-17 in Brisbane.

www.fitnessexpo.com.au
Horny Halloween Party
Thick 'n' Juicy

October 14, 2017, 9pm-4am at 24 Moons. A massive Horny Halloween party at a new venue; high-profile DJs, incredible performers and hundreds of hunky men! See fire eating and spinning, LED spinning and visuals, freaky roving performers, sexy gogo dancers + dark play room for all naughty monsters! Down An' Dirty crew from VAC will be providing play safe gear/ tending the cloakroom.

www.facebook.com/thicknjuicyproductions
Daddies do it better - with Grammy Nominee DJ TONY MORAN
DILF

October 28, 2017, 9pm-3am at Sircuit. An 18+ party for men. "...taking back what's ours. Suburban lights will be conspicuously dim as daddies of all stripes convene in a darkened loft. Literal daddies, figurative daddies, daddy-long-legs, daddy-long-something-else, daddies for a night, daddies for a price. Who knew sublimating dark, Freudian desires was such a party?"

itdevents.yapsody.com/event/index/147801/melbourne-dilf-halloween-black-party
In The Dark Presents - Halloween Weekend
THE SICKENING BALL 2017

November 3, 2017, 7pm. Taking death drop to a whole new level: haunted house w/ scariest Rupaul's Drag Race queens who will SHUT IT DOWN with haunting performances, sickening group numbers and T served up by host Karen From Finance. Dress in frightful attire and we'll scare the makeup right off your mug! SHARON NEEDLES/ ALASKA THUNDERFUCK/ NAOMI SMALLS/ VIOLET CHACHKI...

itdevents.yapsody.com/event/index/62848/melbourne-the-sickening-ball-2017
In The Dark Presents
Sasha Velour & Trinity Taylor Live

November 23, 2017, 8pm at Chasers. SASHA VELOUR (winner of RPDR season 9) + TRINITY TAYLOR! - direct from Rupaul's Drag Race Season 9. Don't miss two of the best queens from season 9 LIVE on tour around Australia. Expect some out of the box shows, stories, games and a great night out. Show Only plus Meet & Greet tickets now available - starting at $40.

itdevents.yapsody.com/event/index/117816/sasha-velour-trinity-taylor-live
It's the announcement you've all been waiting for....
Fantastic: The Party 2017

November 25, 2017, 5pm- 2am at Club 80. ALL GENDERS. ALL SEXUALITIES. COME PARTY IN THE DUNGEON. A fantastic world of the visually extraordinary. Club 80 and Eagle Leather reunite to bring you an evening where fetish, dance and colour collide. Feel the music pulse as you roam, discovering performance installations to elate the senses. Fantasy is reality. Lick the sky, eat the sun.

www.facebook.com/events/641153836081392
"Music, nature, humanity at its most wonderful, wild times, excursions..."
Meredith Music Festival 27

December 8-10, 2017, at Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith/ Golden Plains, VIC, 90km W of Melbourne. 3-day, 2-night, 4-dimensional odyssey; haven, retreat, rare treat incursion through inner and outer space. Among world's best indie music festivals. With no commercial sponsors/signage/market stalls/timetable clashes, no telling you where to camp, no curfew, etc.

www.mmf.com.au
Pride March will celebrate it's 22nd Anniversary
Melbourne’s Midsumma 2018

January 14 - February 4, 2018 annual festival. Melbourne's Queer Celebration of arts and culture: 145+ events, 85+ different venues throughout Melbourne region; performing arts, dance parties, visual art exhibitions, community events, forums. Jan 14th Carnival + T-Dance, food and drinks, 5-hrs free entertainment. Jan 28th Pride March on Fitzroy, St Kilda + Catani Gardens festivities.

www.midsumma.org.au
The 31st Midsumma Festival opens with an all-day-and-night party-in-the-park
Midsumma Carnival & T Dance

January 14, 2018, 11am Carnival + 6pm T-Dance at Alexandria Gardens, Boathouse Dr. Live music, DJs + sneak-peek acts from the Festival to come. Cheap eats from Melbourne's best food trucks + fresh brews and bevs by Ladies of Lager. Family-fun activities, community stalls and the best in queer sports presented by Team Melbourne. A dog show too. Sundown Midsumma + JOY FM T Dance.

midsumma.org.au/k2event/carnival17
Celebrating 23 years
Pride March Victoria 2018

January 28, 2018, Pride March Victoria. Parade departs 2pm from the park at the corner of Lakeside Drive & Fitzroy Street, along Fitzroy Street, to Catani Gardens on the St Kilda foreshore, where the energy and pride will continue for a family-friendly, dynamic picnic in the park. Local traders will be selling devilishly good picnic baskets.

midsumma.org.au/participate/pride-march/info
"Five days of everything colourful & queer"
Chill Out Festival + Bush Dance 2018

March 8-12, 2018, Queer Country Pride Labour Day Long Weekend dances at Daylesford Town Hall. Sunday Street Parade & Carnival, Vincent Street, Daylesford. Thousands arrive for a weekend of entertainment - including the famous and truly unique street parade and all-day, all-star, open-air carnival. See website for updates:

www.chilloutfestival.com.au
Epic Long Weekend in the Greatest of Outdoors
Full Moon Party

Mid-March, 2018, Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith, Golden Plains, VIC, 90km W of Melbourne, Geelong/Ballarat. Music Festival + Camping. Past year: Neil Finn, Nicholas Jaar, Dusty Millers, Princess Nokia, The Special, Kurt Vile, Margaret Glaspy, Total Giovani, Teenage Fanclub, Chain + Gang, The Damned, Cape Cope, Orb, Olympia, Habits, Cash Savage, Ausmuteants, Jazz Party....

2017.goldenplains.com.au
Maribyrnong City Council & Melbourne Queer Film Festival present
Melbourne Queer Film Festival

March 15-25, 2018. Each year screening over 120 features, shorts, documentaries and experimental films from Australia and around the world over 12 days; Australia's largest, oldest, most successful queer film festival, at 3 Melbourne venues including the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. The MQFF also tours highlights of its program to various parts of Australia.

www.mqff.com.au
A gastronomic playground
Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

March 16-25, 2018. Food/ wine lovers come out to play (taste, cook, eat, learn, drink, discover) each year with artisan producers, trail-blazing chefs and inspiring winemakers. Events in every location imaginable - among wine barrels at cellar doors, in early autumn countryside sunshine, lights-down-low basement bars, hidden city lanes + award-winning restaurants.

MelbourneFoodandWine.com.au
In Time for April Fool's Days
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

March - April, 2018, various clubs & venues around town; comedy acts, theater, cabaret & stand-up artists of all kinds, including queer talents. One of the three largest comedy festivals in the world. Also: Deadly Funny, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander comedy program for Australia’s traditional owners. See program to be released in early 2018, at website:

www.comedyfestival.com.au
we’ll be going all GLAMAZON on yo ass
Melbourne Dragfest 2018 - GLAMAZON

July 20-22, 2018, at venue TBA. Dust off the safari hat, bring the bug spray, it’s time to get tropical. Keep an eye out for Anacondas, they’ll be after your buns! A massive lineup of the World’s ABSOLUTE BEST Queens. GLAMAZON river boat captain: your favourite suspiciously large woman, Bob The Drag Queen! Also Jiggly Caliente Brooks, Raven and more TBA.

itdevents.com/event/dragfest
Celebrate the Australia Day long weekend
Melbourne Cabaret Festival

June 19 - July 1, 2018, at Stonnington Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran, and The Butterfly Club, Melbourne. Second largest cabaret festival in the world, a major winter arts events. See website for the 2018 line-up.

melbournecabaret.com