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:
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:
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:
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.
Ongoing through January 2020. Mapping moments in time, key dynastic changes, stylistic evolutions and geographic wanderings, a journey through 2000 years of figurative sculpture from the Gallery’s collection of Asian art. Follow a path through Asia, from Afghanistan to Indonesia, from the 1st to the 21st centuries, meeting key deities and historical figures along the way.
December 31, 2019 at the Yallamundi Rooms, Sydney Opera House. Ring in the New Year Sydney summertime style. Dance the night away into 2020. 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.
December 31, 2019, 9pm-5am. Massive New Years Eve celebration at Universal Sydney w/ hundreds of sexy friendly people ready to explode at midnight! Local + International DJs. Stunning Laser + Light Show. Epic Visuals + Special Effects. Amazing Performers. Hunky GoGo Dancers. Home to a big family of super sexy men and their LGBTIQ+ friends. Everyone is welcome in our home!
December 31, 2019, 10pm-10am. The BIGGEST NYE party in Sydney! The Week Australia takes over Home The Venue (Main Room/ Mezz Lounge/ Icon). A spectacular party on 2 huge levels - the only way to send out 2019/ bring in 2020! With multiple dancefloors + DJs LAS BIBAS (VIZCAYA, Brazil), DAN SLATER (USA), and FABRICIO SAN (AUS); plus Amanda Louise, Dom De Sousa, Jonny Marsh, Munza and Nate.
January 1, 2020, 12-10pm. Kick off New Year with your Daywash party family: classic anthems, super-fly tunes and thumpin’ dance tracks you can sink your teeth and booty into. Hector Fonseca (USA), and featuring the sexy and classy French/Chillian talent Natascha Bessez (The Voice Holland). DAYWASH DJs: Miss Minutes, Nate, Matt Green, Neil Hume, Mike Kelly, Sacha Bell, Anvi, Munza.
January 8-26, 2020. Two-week-plus annual arts and cultural fest; performing and visual arts, emerging and avant-garde artists: music, theater, dance, installations. See the official program at website:
January 9 - February 21, 2020, 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 16-20, 2020 at Bulli Showground, Wollongong NSW, an hour south of Sydney. With 18 international acts, 57 national and 57 local acts in over 320 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 out in December.
January 18, 2020, 10pm-4:30am. Harbour City is unlocked and ready to rave! Poof Doof celebrates with an epic queer soiree/ 2 hour set w/ Australian Godfather of electronica, Paul Mac; Peta Morris performance; DJs Kato, Sveta and Troy Beman. Upstairs Canned Fuit takeover of Snap Crackle Pop w/ Nipslip, Pineapple Pineapple, Daddy Annie and Dutch Kiss fruity fun; Miss Danni Issues pop up.
January 21, 2020, 7pm at Hoyts Broadway, Bay St, Broadway. Madonna Bares all in the erotic Thriller BODY OF EVIDENCE. The film which shocked no M fans! Digitally restored for the big screen. R18+ with kinky sex scenes and candle wax.
January 25, 2020, 12-8pm Ivy Pool Party; 9pm-4am Oxford Hotel Afterparty. The biggest Straya Gay party yet. All-Aussie theme; throwing shrimps on your Barbie (+Ken), transforming the flag into Project Runway. Poolside w/ scantily clad fellas + the finest tunes by revered DJ talent, with performances to keep you glued to the stage. The nation’s proudest day with fabulous queers.
January 26, 2020. 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, 2020. 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.
January 27, 2019, 10pm-4am. January Long Weekend Sunday 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.
February 4 - March 7, 2020. It’s only terrorism if it doesn’t work. When it works, we call it a revolution. Revenge story and cautionary tale about good gay guys gone bad. Bennett’s ex is bashed outside a gay bar, but, under Georgia law, hate crimes against homosexuals don’t exist. So, Bennett and Cooper begin a vendetta of sabotage and assassinations.7:30 pm
February 6-10, 2020, from noon camping near St Albans. Relaxed/ friendly long weekend open to all men; trans, cis, queer, gay, bi and same sex attracted. Action-packed events and 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 13-27, 2020. Sydney premieres include: Lizzie - the infamous 1892 murders; Monsoon - Henry Golding as gay man in Saigon and how family ties, culture and sexuality make us who we are; The Shiny Shrimps - a flamboyant amateur water-polo team strives to qualify for Gay Games, comedy; Sid+Judy - Judy Garland documentary; Unsound - guitarist Noah and deaf transman Finn connect.
February 14 - March 1, 2020. SUN Feb 16th Fair Day. SAT Feb 29th 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 16, 2020, 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.
February 18, 2020, 7pm. The 1990 American action-comedy film based on Chester Gould's comic-book detective. Warren Beatty as Tracy in romantic relationships with Breathless Mahoney (Madonna) and Tess Trueheart (Glenne Headly), in conflict with crime boss Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice (Al Pacino) and his henchmen, and the saviour of Kid, the young street urchin he fosters.
February 19, 2020, 4-11pm. Tropical rooftop Pool Club/ La Isla Bonita retro poolside Sydney soiree w/ Bob Downe, Sugar Fed Leopards, The Clams, Coco Jumbo, Retro Equality vintage vibes, DJs Rob Davis + Justin Scott and The Pleasure of Gwen. Kaftans, moo moos, loungewear; Best Kaftan, Cabana Lounging Ensemble and Most Outrageous Summer Accessory prizes. Performances. 70s/80s/90s tunes.
February 19-23, 2020, 8pm. Fierce dance/circus/drag/comedy/performance artists. Neo-punk, anti-glamour realness cabaret variety show. Resist queer culture commodification. Collectively reimagine being queer+fabulous w/ comedian Krishna Istha, performance artist Nicci Wilks, circus icon Jess Love, dancers Glitter+Snatch, aerialist Seth Sladen, Drag King Koko Ma$$ and drummer Bec Matthews.
February 20, 2020, 10pm Alyssa Edwards Supreme Tour Mardi Gras Opening Party at Home. Mar 26th, 8pm Todrick Haus Party Tour - Bitch, he’s a big deal! So get your nails, hair, hips and heels in order. Apr 25th, Drag Race UK Tour at The Round House. May 24th, Alaska Strikes Back Tour at the Beresford. Jun 19th Trixie + Katya LIVE: The UNHhhh Tour at State Theatre. See more:
February 21, 2019, 7-11:30pm. A celebration of butch culture and self-expression through style, performance, dance and community connection. An evening of drag kings, diesel dyke poets, all kinds of butches and butch-loving performers. Come dapper, leather-clad, macho, suited, gowned, tomboy or plain ol’ dirty, ready to have a good time and celebrate Mardi Gras with your people.
February 22, 2020, SAT noon - SUN 4am, Oxford St, Darlinghurst (The Pink Mile). 100+ area businesses offer fun events, retail deals, live gigs and special offers. Historically a stomping ground for oddballs, queers, bohemians, and artists, forming a unique Darlinghurst cultural hub - an unconventional, non-judgmental space where anything goes and everyone is welcome.
February 22, 2020, 6-11pm. Australia’s biggest vogue ball returns w/ more attitude than ever. Style and precision collide on the runway with a celebration of self-expression and identity. Inspired by NYC’s iconic vogue ballroom scene, entrants will take centre stage to battle for judges attention and Sissy Ball category titles; awarded for dance, movement, fashion, and flair.
February 22, 2020, 9pm-2am. Hosted by Trikone Australasia, another night of sequins and saris, bindis and bangles, fun and frolic. Club Jaisalmer is an atmospheric dance party with non-stop desi beats, Bollywood drag queens and intimate stage shows. Organised by non-profit group Trikone Australasia, the Club Jaisalmer fund-raiser supports the South Asian LGBTQI community.
February 22, 2020, 10pm-5am. Come celebrate your freedom with the hottest international and domestic crowds and music guaranteed to make you SWEAT. We’ve set the trap! Come get yourself a man! DJs TBA. Four-level MEGA VENUE bar, dance floor and dark areas. DRESS: squeeze into leather, put on a jockstrap, get ready to wrestle. AS MUCH OR LITTLE AS YOU LIKE!
February 24, 2020, 2-11pm. Water you're waitin' for? We fill Sydney's most decadent poolside venue, uniting friends with beautiful strangers from around the globe for the unforgettable Mardi Gras holiday Pool Party epitome of Sydney summertime glamour. Frolic in style/ lap up the atmosphere. Take a dip, get wet+wild, check out the talent… Whatever floats your boat!
February 25, 2020, 12am. The boys will bring brash, ballsy and bombastic brilliance to the Stonewall stage; Sydney’s best/upcoming performers, featuring Mr Boylesque Australia 2018 Rhys Lighting + special guests. A night unlike any other, to tickle your funny bone and titillate your senses - traditional burlesque to contemporary performance art - leave all expectations at the door.
February 25, 2019, 7pm. The controversial 1991 American docu-fiction follows Madonna and her dancers backstage on her 1990 Blond Ambition tour - featuring then-boyfriend Warren Beatty and Dick Tracy co-star Al Pacino - along with Mandy Patinkin, Olivia Newton-John and Kevin Costner. Digitally restored for the big screen - part of the Mardi Gras Festival 2020.
February 26, 2020, 9pm-6am. The biggest hit for Bears in various states of undress. Bears take over the two floors of ARQ: upstairs cacophony of holographic and laser bouncing fun; downstairs sleek and unique sheen of a 12" record. Cloak room included in price. Side A DJs: Hamo, Sveta Gilerman, and Damien Mack. Side B DJs: Mark Alsop MA15+, George Roussos, and Mitch Medcalf.
February 26, 2020, 9pm. Sydney’s hottest pick-up night, heating up during Mardi Gras festival. 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 22 years the busiest Wednesday night on the strip at Stonewall Hotel.
February 26, 2020, 9pm-3am. Calling all local, interstate and international guys heading to Sydney for Mardi Gras 2020. You are all invited to the pre Mardi Gras Naked Party. Get In The Raw at Sydney's hottest multi leveled men-only night club TRADE. Free cloak check.
February 27, 2020, 9pm-6am. The official underwear party as the Atlantis cruise ship arrives in Sydney Harbour. Hundreds of hot and sexy lads from around the world will celebrate, wearing nothing but underwear at TRADE Club, Surry Hills. Four levels of dance floors, play spaces, bars, indoor smoking, private and themed areas, where almost anything and everything goes. DJs NATE + WAYNE G.
February 28, 2020, 6pm. Heartbreaker Sydney partners with Lemons with Twist to celebrate Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020 - an exclusive LGBTQI+ dance party over two floors of the iconic Oxford Hotel. Featuring an ALL-FEMALE line of up of world renowned DJs, live vocalists and drag acts - the perfect way to celebrate with friends this Mardi Gras eve.
February 28, 2020, 7:30pm, Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland St, Redfern. First time recording live in Sydney! The definitive weekly news source for contemporary Melbourne gays, w/ a healthy dose of smutty lovemaking stories and trivial pop culture nonsense, without all that hetero hoopla. Be the best ‘G’ you can be - a candid, informative, hilarious take on modern life as gay men.
February 28, 2020, 9pm-5am, Haus of Barba, Burdekin, 2 Oxford St. The sweatiest way to kick start your MG weekend: 8 hrs/ 3 levels of fun. This year an epic new location w/ bigger capacity + sex positive vibe. Quality beats by international DJs + more local PERFORMERS, DJs and the sweatiest QUEER BABES in town.
February 28, 2020, 10pm. Australia’s Biggest DJs. Huge dance party at Home on the harbour, Australia’s biggest superclub. Mind-blowing production/ sea of thousands of the hottest gays + gals, and a feature-length show by ALYSSA EDWARDS from Rupaul’s Drag Race with her dancers - hosted by Karen From Finance.
February 28, 2020, 10pm-5am. Friday before Sydney Mardi Gras men-only sports party, where masculinity is the name of the game! What happens in LOCKER ROOM stays in LOCKER ROOM. DJs MKY + JOHNY BLUE BOY. No Lock Out, fully licensed production, full colour laser shows, dance floor, and Hot Sporty GoGo boys. Wear sports gear, jockstraps, siinglets, underwear. or footy/ running/ swim shorts.
February 29, 2020, 6:30-11pm at Taylor Square, Darlinghurst. Get into the Mardi Gras action at the Diamond Club cocktail party and raised platform viewing area with unparalleled views of the parade. VIP private bar, gourmet food, plus special guest DJ - strictly an over-18s venue. Also with Parade Sideshow viewing area on Flinders Street.
February 29, 2020, 7pm-2am, at The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville. So here's your confirmation! Start scheduling your recovery week off work as we will be bringing you the biggest Unicorns soiree yet. Tix and theme announced in the not too distant future! Stay Unicorn-y.
February 29, 2020, 7:30-11pm, from Oxford at Flinders, Darlinghurst. The biggest night of the year bustling extravaganza brings Sydney to a standstill, shining a global spotlight on LGBTQI lives, culture, communities and creativity. Spectacular floats, thousands of participants, a veritable smorgasbord of glittering colour, showcasing the glitz and glamour of our community.
February 29, 2020, 10pm-6am. You ready for this Sydney? One Hell of a Night - not just because of Mardi Gras - but it's the First Event and it's going to be massive! Energy, Crazy Lighting, Costumes and Eye Candy! Some of Sydney's sexiest DJs playing all night long. A laser light show to Blow You Away. No Lockout! Wear underwear - or whatever you have on, Mardi Gras Night!
February 29, 2020, 11pm-8am. Transforming Hordern Pavilion and surrounding venues into a new adult playland of music, light and performance w/ new fantasy worlds. A Post-Parade multi-sensory feast and journey from late-night, deep into the early hours, w/ eccentric and extraordinary performers + DJs from home and abroad with pulsing techno, tantalising house and euphoric gay anthems.
March 1, 2020, 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. DJs Adam Love, Wayne G, Ruby and Matt Bachl 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 1, 2020, SUN 2-10pm at IVY. Daywash is ready to serve up a party that is almost too sweet to handle, w/ DJs Dani Toro (ES), ARON (TLV), and Kingstone (FR) + gogo dancers. 10pm-4am at OXFORD ART FACTORY, Candyland Night, for thirsty gays with a sweet tooth for more, w/ DJs Dj Rafael Barreto (Brazil), Lee Harris (UK), and Drew G Montalvo (USA) + performers firing up the stage.
March 1, 2020, 2-11pm. Ultimate recovery event to close Mardi Gras final weekend, featuring the hottest DJs, surprise live performances, and an eclectic mix of indoor and outdoor party spaces to dance, strut or take the edge off the night before. VIP tickets available for Upstairs Bar, with exclusive dance floor, bar and amenities. Party throughout the Beresford and surrounding streets.
March 1, 2020, 4pm-12am at the Burdekin Hotel. Super sexy men and their LGBTIQ+ friends. Everyone is welcome. Local + International DJs. Amazing Performers. Hunky GoGo Dancers. Awesome Production. Multiple Dance Floors.
March 1, 2020, 9pm-4am, The Club at Shark Hotel. Aims at to a queer, gay, leather and fetish crowd, but can't be classified into one club culture or clique - a place where all tribes are welcome, all bodies are celebrated, and all aesthetics have equal claim to space.
March 1, 2020, 9pm-3:30am. The sexiest and most outrageous party! Let us take you on a journey and fulfil your wildest fantasies. Sense the thrill at PERVERT XXL Because some things are better in the dark…time to enter Matinée’s ultimate fantasy - not a party, not a place, not a feeling.... PERVERT is a state of mind. International DJ/Producers lineup TBA.
March 2, 2020, noon-8pm. A long and hard Kiki session, especially with Speedos involved! Thankfully, some things don’t shrink when they get wet and this poolside crowd of super-hot fellas proves it. Get them moist and see... Werk the dancefloor with your favourite party peeps, both legendary and new. For those in cruising mode, why not chill out in a cabana with a cocktail in hand.
March 5-9, 2020, 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 13-15, 2020 in Katoomba. New music styles, huge range of music, eclectic, brilliant group of performers, magical place in the mountains. For performers this past year see:
March 28, 2020, 9pm-3am. DJs Adam Love + JD. Jackie was voted PUMP’s second-favourite 90s song ever, so we had to have Joanne back, back, backie for a brand new show full of 90s sing-along anthems. A friendly drinking crowd; feel free to wear something neon/fluoro for this UV Party!
April 25, 2020, 9pm, the UNSW Round House. Your favourite UK queens are coming over from the motherland to put on a cheeky show! You’ll be right chuffed when you see the lineup for this one. Starring 3 of the finest: BAGA CHIPZ, THE VIVIENNE, and DIVINA DE CAMPO. Ages 18+ shows. Pre-Show Meet & Greet.
June 3-14, 2020 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 2019, Sydney Film Festival presents more than 250 of the greatest, strangest and most exciting works that cinema has to offer.
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. The full program will be announced and tickets will be available from mid-July 2020.
September, 2020, 11th annual month-long open access arts festival; works of independent artists, all creative genres. At over 70 different venues, including: the Factory Theatre, the Fusebox, the Lybrary, Metro Theatre, Newtown Hotel, the Oxford Hotel, Seymour Centre, and Venue 505.