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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.
Comic musings, side-splitting stories and tear-inducing tales…
Brisbane Comedy Festival

February 22 - March 24, 2019. Australia’s fastest growing comedy festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, has grown into a multi-venue extravaganza, bursting at the seams to host a hand-picked selection of the funniest folk in the country.
75 Minute One Woman Show - Hosted by inthedark and Fluffy
Age Of Aquaria

March 3, 2019, 7-11pm. Australian Exclusive Show, featuring her USA dancers. Celebrate Mardi Gras with S10 RuPaul's Drag Race winner in her one woman show - turning looks and stunting pretty! Bringing dancers from New York City to help turn the party. Her name: Aquaria, a superstar, hitting Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane this Mardi Gras Season.
The 20th year - with features, shorts sessions, documentaries
Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2019

March 7-17, 2019. Brisbane’s premiere film venue: festivals, independent, cult, arthouse to blockbusters. Best/most diverse films from Australia + around the world - the full gamut of queer cinema; LGBT, gender diverse, multigenerational titles, special picks for niches + allies. See program.
Summer Street Party
Big Gay Day

March 10, 2019, 12:30pm at The Wickham, Fortitude Valley. Sunday 18+ street festival/ charity fundraiser. Main Stage entertainment. The biggest, most colourful and diverse event that Brisbane has to offer! More details:
Hosted by The Family and Fluffy
Big Gay Day After Party

March 10, 2019, 9pm-3:30am. Fluffy is proud to present the AFTER PARTY that follows Brisbane's biggest Gay Street Party everyone looks forward to each year BIG GAY DAY. Full Line Up TBA soon at:
The Bear Club Brisbane
Brisbears' Den Nights - Shamrocks & Shenanigans + Easter Underbear

March 16, 2019, 9pm, Shamrocks & Shenanigans third SATURDAY Brisbears Den Nights, at Nellie’s Bar, downstairs at the Sportsman Hotel. For more on these and more events, including the upcoming: April 20th Easter Saturday Underbear; and May 18th Den Night. See FB and their website:
Queensland Ballet 2019 Season

March 22 - April 6, 2019 Liam Scarlett’s Dangerous Liaisons, based on Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ classic novel. May 17-25: The Masters Series triple bill - George Balanchine (Serenade), Jiří Kylián (Soldier’s Mass), Trey McIntyre premiere. June 28 - July 6: Synergy - QB rising stars. August 28 - September 7: Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet.
To coincide with the release of her new album
AJA LIVE | Box Office Tour

March 30, 2019, 7-10pm. Nonbinary queer artist/ performer, Aja brings drag to the masc-dominated hip-hop world. With a critically-acclaimed debut EP, and global breakout (RuPaul’s Drag Race + All Stars 3), Aja has performed shows around the world, dedicated to uplifting fans/ empowering them to be in control of their own destinies. Includes SLAY Ft AJA AFTER PARTY.
Pull out your neon spandex, leg warmers and fanny packs! Unleash your inner diva
Drag Brunch | 80s Party

March 31, 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm. ConDRAGulations, you're invited to Brisbane’s Drag Brunch Club with a highly interactive show fueled by amazing hosts + delicious brunch menu + premium drinks. Hilarious fun with hosts Sellma Soul + BeBe Gunn: wild performances, interactive games, and great prizes. Will you be the winner of the FASHIONS ON THE BRUNCH FIELD? Grab your friends...
In The Dark Presents an Exclusive One Woman Show!
Shea Coulee: Coulee with a C

March 31, 2019, 8-11:30pm. Her name is Shea Coulee and she’s coming back to Australia to slay you with her one woman show, Coulee with a C! You got a taste of the Coulee at the Sickening Ball this year, we know you want more. Shea will be bringing you her band new, full length show. She’s got stories, she’s got music and she’ll snatch your edges with her comedy!
Hosted by Fluffy - Dress up as your favourite Mean Girls character
Mean Girls Party

March 31, 2019, 9pm-3:30am. Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. FLUFFY brings the cult class MEAN GIRLS to the stage. Two shows starring Justine Kace, Poppy Lectric, Jess Whoo, Slaying Mantis and Vollie LaVont. DJs Harry K + Karma.
Three Wednesdays in April - Hosted by Flair Entertainment and Black Bear Lodge
Werq it! Wednesdays

April 3, 10, 17, 2019, 8:30pm at Black Bear Lodge, 322 Brunswick St, Brisbane. A brand new drag comp! hosted by Miss Synthetique. An open stage to up and coming drag performers with a winner every week! Tickets $10 cash at the door.
Every Sunday flaunting Brisbane’s biggest and best end of week party
Fluffy All Stars | The Slaying Mantis

April 7, 2019, 9pm-3:30am. The winner of the Fluffy Starlet now has a new home to call her own: THE SLAYING MANTIS joins the Fluffy All Stars Family. Shows starring Showgirls Vollie LaVont + The Slaying Mantis. Music Anthems by DJs Harry K + Karma.
Season Five (Opening Night) Hosted by The Sportsman Hotel
Queer Sister Smackdown

April 18, 2019, 9:30pm-12:30am. Time for Battle Royale with Season 5 of our amateur Drag competition. Hosted by Vollie Lavont + Mandy Moobs; shows at 9.30pm + 10.30pm. This week is Opening Night, come and meet the queens who will be battling it out for this years title of Queer Sister Smackdown Heavyweight Champion.
By In The Dark Presents
Miz Cracker It’s Time!

May 23, 2018, 8-11:30pm. A 60 minute feature length show with one of the favourites from RP Season 10. Hosted by Karen From Finance. Suitable for ages 18+ this show is standing only.
Loud & clear, bursting with pride, humour, humanity & rebellion
MELT: A Festival of Queer Arts and Culture 2019

June 28 - July 7, 2019, 12 days 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. Time to reflect on struggles we face and achievements we have won together; a time to party! See the festival program at:
Think you've seen the best drag show of your life? You ain't seen nothing yet!
DragFest 2019 - BRISBANE

June 30, 2019, 7pm-12am. The biggest show of the year - Dragfest The Realness Tour! Hosted by your fave corporate kitty girl, Karen From Finance, with 8 of the the best queens from RuPaul's Drag Race: ADORE DELANO, ALYSSA EDWARDS, AQUARIA, JASMINE MASTERS, LATRICE ROYALE, MANILA LUZON, MONET X CHANGE, and TRINITY TAYLOR. Event is 18+ only.
Mr Queensland Leather + Queensland Leather Boy Competitions
BootCo Leather Festival & Corium 2019

August - September, 2019 - past year at Club Cruise 29/ QPP. Ten days of Fisting, Rope Play, Pup, Wax/Impact, Sounding/Electro, Flagging workshops; Cocktail, Jock, Tom's Bar parties; Balls Bingo, Leather Dinner, Wind Down BBQ. Corium MAIN EVENT all-male leather/fetish dance party + dungeon.
Theater, dance, music
Brisbane Festival 2019

September 7-28, 2019. 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:
True Colours -- since 1990
Brisbane Pride Festival 2019

Early September, 2019 (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.
It's time for the 2019 Brisbane Pride Fair Day!
Brisbane Pride Fair Day 2019

Mid-September, 2019 (TBC), 11am-6pm at New Farm Park. Celebrating everything that makes our community as wonderful as it is! Past year stage headliners: Anthony Callea, Sheldon Riley, Ellie Drennan, Chrislyn! Stall holders, roving entertainement and local talent.
At QAGOMA - the new home of the city’s flagship film festival
BIFF 2019

October 3-13, 2019. 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.
Sultry summer nights, sizzling spectacles and thrills abound
Wonderland Festival

Late November, 2019 (TBC) at Brisbane Powerhouse. The debaucherously delightful end-of-year extravaganza: talented local performers in a unique carnival of comedy, burlesque, circus, music, theatre and more. Purveyors of all things weird and wonderful tantalise you with more than 20 shows over 12 nights explicitly curated to surprise and delight. Marvel in the magic!
Break with social order radical, cyberpunk-journey beyond binary a new imension
TROPICAL FRUITS Glamatron NYE Festival 2019

December 31, 2019. Annual 18+ NYE party (TBC) at Lismore Showgrounds. SAT NYE Party. SUN Pool Party at Lismore Memorial Baths + Recovery Party + free BBQ and Chill dance space. Cabaret shows, bar, cafe, art exhibition, camping, midnight fireworks, women’s/men’s/sex/gender-diverse spaces. DJs TBA.