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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.

www.brisbanepowerhouse.org
The 23rd Brisbane International Film Festival - 60 films | 100 sessions
BIFF 2017

August 17 - September 3, 2017, Palace Centro, 61 Petrie Ter + Palace Barracks, 39 James St. 18 days/ 3 weekends. International + Australian films including selection competing in the 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards/ inaugural BIFF Centurion Short Film Award. Filmmaker + cast Q/As, talks, seminars. The International Premiere of REFUGEE WOMEN: HISTORY’S SILENT HEROES (Turkey, 2016).

biff.net.au
A club full of men dressed only in what nature provided
NUDIE - Men-Only Naked Sex Party

August 26, 2017, 9pm. Must-be-nude private BYOB party space. Join the guys who love to rock out with their cocks out; dance, smoke drink and party. Free belongings check-in. Cups + ice tubs for your booze or BYO. Heated garden and indoor areas. NO GLASS, NO LOCK OUTS, NO ATTITUDE. $25 ALL AREAS ACCESS! ​DJ Raymond Mac corrupt thief spinning into the wee hours. Club 29 running as normal.

www.29fun.com
Fluffy & InTheDark Presents
Nina Bo'Nina & Valentina at Fluffy Sunday

August 27, 2017, 9pm-3:30am at Ei8ht. RACERS! standby, two of the most talked about queens from Season 9 are about to hit FLUFFY! Nina Bo'Nina Brown + Valentina, ready to rock Australia with their OZ TOUR. Expect out of the box shows, stories, games and a great night out at FLUFFY. Super Limited 10pm VIP Meet & Greet. Showtimes usually at 12am & 1am.

www.facebook.com/events/498995086890903
The Team. The Code. The Machine. How far does your loyalty take you?
The Sublime by Brendan Cowell

August 30 - September 2, 2017. What happens on the footy trip doesn’t always stay on the footy trip. Things go wrong in Thailand. Only three people know the full story: Liam, NRL workhorse devoted to his code and teammates; Dean his older brother, desperately trying to clean up Liam’s mess; and Amber, a promising young athlete, uneasy on the edge of complicity and victimhood.

brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/2017/08/30/the-sublime
Mr Queensland Leather + Queensland Leather Boy Competitions
BootCo Leather Festival 2017 + Corium

September 1-10, 2017 at Nellies/Sportman/ No29/ QPP. Fisting, Rope Play, Pup, Wax/Impact, Sounding/Electro, Flagging workshops; Cocktail, Jock, Tom's Bar parties; Balls Bingo, Leather Dinner, Wind Down BBQ. MAIN EVENT WED SEPT 9th, 6:30pm-7am Corium at Number 29; MQL/QLB competitions; all-male leather/fetish dance party + dungeon; DJs Master Sergeant, NeddEbear, and Buzz. $40 door.

bootco.com.au/corium-and-leather-festival
True Colours -- since 1990
Brisbane Pride Festival 2017

September 9-23, 2017. SAT 9th Launch Party. SAT 23rd 10am Rally + March from Brunswick St (Anne-Brunswick/ Empire Hotel) to New Farm Park PrideFair Day: two entertainment stages, local and national bands, singers, DJs and drag, Mr and Ms Pride competitions, Pet Parade, Community Bar, food, marketplace stalls. fb

www.brisbanepride.org.au
Theater, dance, music
Brisbane Festival

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:

www.brisbanefestival.com.au
Tropical Fruits' annual family fun day
Fruitopia Fairday

September 16, 2017, 11am - 8pm at Lismore Showground, Arena. Fruitopia welcomes spring with gay abandon! FUNdraising for the Erif Benham Memorial Land Fund, Fruitopia; LGBTIQ community families, friends, pooches and picnic rugs. Outdoor extravaganza with dog shows, kids games, great food, stalls galore, live music. 11am-3pm BBQ, noon Bake Off, 1-2pm Dog Show.

tropicalfruits.org.au/events/fruitopia-fairday
The Bear Club Brisbane
Brisbears' Den Nights

September 16, 2017, 9pm Bear den nights at Nellie’s Bar, downstairs at Sportsman Hotel. Next: October 19th-22nd; November 18th; December 16th. For more about these and more events see their website:

www.brisbears.org.au/whats-on
Fluffy & ONE on Saturday - proud to present
Kitty’s Glitter Storm Weekend

September 16-17, 2017, 9pm at Ei8ht. Featuring our internationally acquainted feline sister for TWO NIGHTS. Kitty Glitter is one of the most prolific international drag DJs. Taking the world by storm with her most loved vocal house/remixed pop sets. Her unique style/ uplifting energy behind the decks radiates across every dance floor she plays.

www.venue8.tv/js_events/kittys-glitter-storm-weekend-16th-17th-sept
Hosted by Karen From Finance + shows by the best local queens
KATYA – Krisis Kontrol Club Tour BNE

September 21, 2017, doors at 7:30pm, shows from 10pm, Thursday at Ei8ht. She’s 80% sexy, 20% disgusting and returning to Australia to caress your face with her actual, real, womanly body - bringing her Russian kitsch, shake and go wigs - all the Katya you’ve been begging for + performances by your favourite local queens for good measure.

www.venue8.tv/js_events/katya-krisis-kontrol-club-tour-bne
Hellfire Club presents
Heaven and Hell Birthday Party

September 23, 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: Oct 28 - Hell-o-Ween; Nov 25 - Perverts Prom; Dec 23 - Merry Krampus.

www.hellfireclub.com.au
Hosted by ONE on Saturda
Superheroes Pride After Party: We Are All Heroes

September 23, 2017, 9pm-3:30am at ONE on Saturday/ Ei8ht. ONE & FLUFFY are celebraing the Brisbane Pride Festival with our SUPERHERO Pride After Party. We Are All Heroes so release your inner Superhero!!! Whether you have superhuman strength, the ability to fly, enhanced senses, special weapons, alien technology or special powers this is the place to be!!! ONE- See full lineup:

www.facebook.com/events/110909389590603
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - another edition of her VARIETY SHOW!
Karen From Finance: The Variety Show

September 24, 2017, 9pm-3:30am, Fluffy/Ei8ht. Karen, a single 34 year old out-and-proud Lesbian living in East Kew with her budgie, Dantè, enjoys tax time, office-based bonding activities, and invoice archiving. Lucky for us KAREN is opening a BRISBANE office, bringing her Variety Show to FLUFFY: Karen From Finance; Vollie From HR; Tall Jan From Sales; and Scarlett From Marketing.

www.facebook.com/events/330400747411801
Featuring Amanda Lepore, Vivacious, Acid Betty
GLAM Klub Kids Tour

October 1, 2017, 9pm at Ei8ht. With flamboyance and outrageousness, the legendary Club Kids Culture movement continues to shock and inspire, decades after it’s inception from roots within New York City’s underground club culture. Dress Code: KLUB KIDS REALNESS. Midnight + 1am shows, starring Amanda Lepore, Vivacious & Acid Betty.

www.venue8.tv/js_events/glam-klub-kids-tour-ft-amanda-lepore-vivacious-acid-betty
October Long Weekend
Grunt + Groan

October 1, 2017, 11pm at AMPED Nightclub, 239 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley. An attitude free, fun fueled, down and dirty dance experience for men with the latest lighting effects and atmosphere to take you on a journey into the night and beyond. Featuring Legend DJ Les Smith, with Mr Grunt DJ Fradge and Gruntlett DJ Dave Abell. Groan After Party until 7pm at Club 69 - BYOB, 3 DJs.

www.gruntparty.com.au
by Sunshine Coast Pride Network
Rainbow Formal 2017

October 14, 2017, 5:30-9:30pm at venue TBA. Open to all students in Queensland from Years 10-12. Welcoming members of the LGBTIQ Community, allies and friends in celebration of our journey through school. Dress up in whatever makes you feel fabulous for a wonderful night with friends celebrating being YOU. Rainbows, awesome music + buffet dinner. An alcohol-free event.

www.sunshinecoastpride.com.au
BrisBears - Welcome to the Jungle
NEX - Northern Exposure 2017

October 19-22, 2017. THU 7-10pm Ca-Bear-et Jungle Show at Sportsman Hotel. FRI noon-4pm Brazilian Feast at Navala Churrascaria + 7-10pm QuAC Balls Out Bingo + 9pm-4am Underbear Party at Sportsman Hotel. SAT 1-4pm Rock Pool Party + 9pm-2am Hunt for Mr Bear Competition at Sportsman Hotel. SUN noon-8pm Jungle Chill Out at Sportsman Hotel.

www.brisbears.org.au
Queensland Ballet with PowerArts - Journey to the fabled Neverland...
Peter Pan

October 25 - November 4, 2017, at Playhouse, QPAC. Wendy and her brothers' adventure of a lifetime in a fantastic world with fairies, mermaids, pirates, swordfights, giant puppets, breathtaking flying sequences, and a very large crocodile. Trey McIntyre mixes dance and theatre, re-interpreting J M Barrie’s story of the boy who never grew up with distinctly modern wit and verve.

queenslandballet.com.au
In The Dark Presents - Halloween Weekend
THE SICKENING BALL 2017

November 5, 2017, 7pm. Haunted house taking death drop to a whole new level. Scariest Rupaul's Drag Race queens will SHUT IT DOWN with haunting performances, sickening group numbers + 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, JASMINE MASTERS...

itdevents.yapsody.com/event/index/62849/brisbane-the-sickening-ball-2017
Fluffy / InTheDark Presents
Sasha Velour & Trinity Taylor

November 26, 2017, 9pm at Ei8ht. Welcoming the winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 9 SASHA VELOUR plus one of the runner-up fan favourites TRINITY TAYLOR. These two are ready to rock Australia with their OZ TOUR. Expect some out of the box shows, stories, games and a great night out at FLUFFY.

www.venue8.tv/js_events/sasha-velour-trinity-taylor-2/
Break with social order radical, cyberpunk-journey beyond binary a new imension
TROPICAL FRUITS Glamatron NYE Festival 2016

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.

tropicalfruits.org.au/nye/whats-on
Loud & clear, bursting with pride, humour, humanity & rebellion
MELT: A Festival of Queer Arts and Culture 2018

January - February, 2018 (TBC), 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 2017 festival program at:

brisbanepowerhouse.org/festivals/melt-2017-a-celebration-of-queer-arts-and-culture
The 19th year - with features, shorts sessions, documentaries
Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2018

Mid-March, 2018 (TBC) - 10 days at New Farm Cinemas, Brisbane’s premiere venue for the moving image: festivals, independent, cult, arthouse to pop blockbusters. Best/most diverse films from Australia + 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:

www.bqff.com.au
Tropical Fruits Easter Weekend
Easter Party

March/April, 2018 (TBC) - past year at The Lismore Italo-Australian Club, 34 Barrow Lane, North Lismore. First party after NYE 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. See confirmation/ updates:

tropicalfruits.org.au/events/easter-party
Summer Street Party
Big Gay Day

Mid-March, 2018 (TBC) - past year at The Wickham, Fortitude Valley. Sunday street festival and charity fundraiser, with Main Stage entertainment that included 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; DJs Ashe, Sammy, and Kylie Rose. For 2018 plans:

www.biggayday.com.au
Performing across three venues
Queensland Cabaret Festival 2018

Early June, 2018 (TBC) at QPAC’s Concert Hall, Brisbane Powerhouse, and Queensland Multicultural Centre. Cabaret in in its many forms, at its heart a form of storytelling. Stunningly beautiful, thrilling and hilarious; an ever-changing evolution of ideas and performances, music, song, dance, comedy and movement.

brisbanepowerhouse.org/festivals/queensland-cabaret-festival-2017