Ongoing visual arts, comedy, theater, and music events and festivals. See what's on this week at their website.
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:
February 2-4, 2017 at Turbine Studio, 119 Lamington St, New Farm.Cabaret concert with music from the great musical theatre composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim - an urbane, literate, uniquely New York voice that many would call the most important in musical theatre history. His sweeping repertoire expresses the ache of the metropolitan man; disappointments, loves and secrets.
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.
February 10, 2017, 9pm-3:30am at Family. DJs Cyber (20-yr-old Swiss FREAQSHOW Anthem creator) + Suae & Pulsar + local supports. Coming up: Feb 17th - BBE, OCD & LWA present Carnage; Feb 24th - Markus Schulz; and May 14th - Adore Delano 'Afterparty Tour' at Fluffy Sunday.
February 10-12, 2017 at Powerhouse Theatre - Bespoke - contemporary dance. March 17-25 at Playhouse - Raw - contemporary ballet pieces; stories of love and compassion, as death, in the form of the iconic ghosts, interrupts daily lives of ordinary people. May 5-13 at Lyric Theatre - Swan Lake - Maiden Odette and her friends are victims of a terrible spell - Siegfried to the rescue. More:
February 20, 2017, 9pm at Sportsman Hotel - Bear School Reunion den night. March 19th - Sporty Bears den night. April 16th - Underbear Party den night. May 21st Den Night. Ongoing socials at the Sportsman Hotel, Spring Hill every 3rd Saturday of the month at Nellie’s Bar, downstairs at Sportsman. May 29th - Bears Ocean View WineryTour. For these and more events see their website:
February 25, 2017, 8:30pm-1:30pm, downstairs at Sportsman Hotel, 130 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill. Mixed-gender fetish party: show fetish/ meet like-minded friends. Consensual B&D supervised play. Monthly parties 4th Saturday/ month (except December). Next: Mar 25 - Gender Bender; Apr 22 - Uniform; May 27 - Happy slaves; Jun 24 - Mask-a-Raid; Jul 22 - Medical Mayhem; Aug 26 - Pyjama.
February 22-25, 2017, 7:30pm at Powerhouse Theatre. The story of post-industrial cities now in decay. Metal and wooden objects intersect with fast-paced acrobatics. This intensely physical new show is at once humorous and brutal, savage and beautiful, set to a soundtrack that mixes popular song and electronic music. The monsters in the landscape just might be ourselves…
March 10, 2017. A Brisbane FIRST - your only chance to meet internationally acclaimed Titan porn stars Jesse Jackson and Dirk Caber. Meet the guys in person, 9:30pm at SPUNK'D - men's adult store before the guys go on stage in Club 29, showing all their skills in a one off, exclusive, no-holds-barred show.
March 10-19, 2017 at New Farm Cinemas, Brisbane’s premiere venue for the moving image: festivals, independent, cult, arthouse to popular blockbusters. The best/most diverse films from Australia and around the world embracing the full gamut of queer cinema; LGBT, gender diverse, multigenerational titles, special picks for niches and allies of the community. See program online:
March 12, 2017 at The Wickham, 308 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley. Sunday street festival and charity fundraiser, with Main Stage entertainment to include Yolanda Be Cool, Peyton, MEGA DRAG, The SexShooters, Sveta Vs Estee Louder, Nat Conway, and Citizen Jane. Featuring Swagger DJs, OUT T-Dance w/ Harry K, Tim Persley, Mason Andrews, DJ Ashe, DJ Sammy, and Kylie Rose.
April 15, 2017 at The Lismore Italo-Australian Club, 34 Barrow Lane, North Lismore. The first party after all the excitement of New Year, Easter is a chance for the fruity family to get together for an uplifting electro-house, slightly hands-in-the-air euphoric groove-thang! Tropical Fruits Inc. is the premier GLBTI community group in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.
September 9-30, 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:
September 16, 2017 (TBC) - PrideFair Day at New Farm Park, Rally and Pride March down Brunswick Street, attracting more than 50,000 festival-goers. See website for 2017 details and media from previous years at facebook
December 29, 2017 - January 1, 2018, 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.