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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.
Drink Dance Love [Every Sunday Night] Brisbane’s biggest/ best end of week party
Fluffy at Family - On Hold

Sundays, 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.
Hosted by Gold Coast Rainbow Community Events, Don Balfour and Clayton Rowe
GC Rainbow Communities Launch Party

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.
An "Up Close at the Outpost" Event

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.
Let's get ready to rumble! Hosted by The Sportsman Hotel
Queer Sister SmackDown: Lulu Lemans vs Barbie Banks

September 3, 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: Sep 10: WILDCARD!
Theater, dance, music
Brisbane Festival 2020

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:
In the tradition of Les Girls and inspired by the greatest shows on Broadway...
Hey Felicia! A Drag and Dine Musical

September 5, 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.
Get Ready Drag Brunchers! Hosted by Cloudland, Brunch With Bite
DRAG Brunch Daddy Day + 80s Party

September 6, 2020, 11am-2pm. Daddy Day Party. 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 w/ BEBE GUNN, LULU LEMANS + Friends: wild performances, interactive games, great prizes, and DJ HARRY K. Grab your friends.... Next date: Sep 27 - 80s Party.
Hosted by Resilient Authentic Women
RAW 2020 Launch - Women's Empowerment Event

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:
Hosted by The Stand, Wilhelmina Westwood and Flair Entertainment
Werq it! Gaymers Vol.2

September 19, 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 guests Penelope Cruisers and Malvadine. Werq it! Competition from 8:30pm hosted by Chocolate Boxx, judged by Vonbeef & Solar Flair. Mimosa package + Werq it burger specials.
Hosted by ENN at Valley Pool Brisbane
Colada: Pride Pool Party

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.
Hosted by MY FICTION, Black Bear Lodge and Super Massive
My Fiction // Super Massive - Synthpop double bill

September 24, 2020, 6pm-12am at Black Bear Lodge, 322 Brunswick St. an intimate evening of super proportion as Brisbane four-piece MY FICTION team up with Gold Coast three-piece Super Massive to bring you a cracking double bill of synthpop music. Venue capacity reduced for physical distancing, limited tickets.
Hosted by Trevor J Trevanion

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.
At QAGOMA - the new home of the city’s flagship film festival
BIFF 2020

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.
Preeminent annual Australian destination for the best new Italian cinema
The 21st St. ALi Italian Film Festival

October 1-18, 2020. Palace Cinemas (Barracks + James St) present a the best new films from Italy. Screening 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.
Hosted by Brisbears Events
Northern Exposure 2020

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:
True Colours - since 1990
Brisbane Pride Festival 2020

November, 2020. 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.
Hosted by inthedark
The Sickening Ball Brisbane

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.
Hosted by inthedark and Fluffy
Drag Race UK Tour - Brisbane

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!
Haus of Fruits - Category is Family
TROPICAL FRUITS - New Year's Festival

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.
Party time at Sporties. Drink service right through til 5am
New Years Eve Party

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!
Consistently the most memorable NYE party on Brisbane's best dance floor
Black Bear Lodge NYE Party

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.
Thought-provoking dance that breaks through visual barriers

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.
Jam-packed with dazzling feathers, wigs, head-pieces, costumes and performance
Prada’s Priscillas – An All-Male Revue Australian Tour

January 22, 2021, 8pm, Brisbane Convention/ Exhibition Centre. 90-minute all-male revue features some of the greatest Priscilla Queen of the Desert hits: I Love the Night Life, Go West, Shake Your Groove Thing, Finally, I Will Survive, plus hits of icons/ divas inspiring drag performances around the world! W/ Prada Clutch - one of Australia's most in demand live-singing drag queens.
More than 70 of the most hilarious national and international comedians
Brisbane Comedy Festival

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.
The 22nd year - with features, shorts sessions, documentaries
Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2021

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.
Brisbane's biggest rainbow festival is back!
Big Gay Day 2021

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.
Sparrow & Finch bring you their Ultimate Market Wonderland
The Ultimate Girls Day Out: Market Wonderland

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!
Tropical Fruits Annual Easter Weekend
Easter Ball

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.
Hosted by inthedark
An Evening with Jinkx Monsoon & BenDelaCreme

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!