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

December 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020. 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. Headliners Kitty Glitter + DJs Blacklow (USA), Queen of Hearts (BER) and Joelby (UK). Also Sandi Hotrod, Colin Gaff, Ruby, NYE Cabaret Performances + LGBTIQ art exhibition.
MAAAAAAAAASSSSIVE! - Hosted by HONCHO DISKO and The Tropical Fruits
Honcho Disko x Tropical Fruits NYE 2019 - Gem Club

December 31, 2019, 8-4pm, THE GEM CLUB. Haus of Fruits/ Category is FAMILY. Get excited fam! Get yer plans togethurrr, get yer camping gear and get to Lismore for shows by: Twiggy Styx, Lesbian Moon Lobster, Fanoodra, Callan, Mama Medusa, Canoe, Solar Flair, Sarah Jessica Carpark and Aaron Manhattan. DJs Sweaty Baby, Butch Le Butch, Wheat. Hosted by fluorescent dream machine, Dandrogyny.
Hosted by Fluffy
SOLID GOLD New Years Eve Party

December 31, 2019, 8pm-5am. NEW YEARS EVE SOLID GOLD themed party. Celebrate a MASSIVE 2019 + kick off an EPIC 2020! Dress up in your favourite SOLID GOLD inspired couture. HEADLINERS: Hector Fonseca + Natascha Bessez LIVE (USA), The Runway Movement, Vollie LaVont, The Slaying Mantis, Kryptonite + The Chevron Girls, Skipmania Ft Luke & Jake, Thicc Shake Crew and Harry K, Karma.
Party time at Sporties. Drink service right through til 5am
New Years Eve Party

December 31, 2019, 8pm-5am. Fabulous shows in Nellies Showroom and Lounge Bar from 10.30pm 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. See in 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, 2019, 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/ not required. 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.
Harry K Productions Presents
OUT on TOP | Nineteen at The Star

January 2, 2020, 8pm-2am at Nineteen At The Star, Level 19, The Darling, The Star Gold Coast, Casino Dr, Broadbeach. Queer takeover party series. Glitz and glamour party/ sensory overload 19 floors above the glittering Gold Coast. Soundtrack by KITTY GLITTER, DAN SLATER + MASON ANDREWS. Entertainers/ Shows: Natasha St.James, Scarlett Fever, and Violet Velvet.
Hosted by Brisbears
Den Nights White Party

January 18, 2020, 9pm-2am, downstairs in the Bunker. Den Night - Theme - White Party. Kick off the New Year in style. Whether it's Tighty Whities or that Tux from the 80s in time to put the Napisan in the wash and get those whites sparkling. DJ Fradge back on the decks. See you on the dance floor guys.
Hosted by OUT
Outrageous Launch at X-Cargo

January 25, 2020, 1-9pm. LIVE/ LOVE/ DANCE X-Cargo take-over DAY party series. Space to truly express yourself/ be totally OUTRAGEOUS! Music, dance + queer arts for EveryONE. Proudly presented by DJ Harry K. Line Up: Harry K, Mason Andrews, ENN, Kylie Rose, DJ Dolly Llama, Vollie LaVont, BeBe Gunn, Thicc Shake Crew, Scarlett Fever, The Slaying Mantis, and ShuShu Funtanna.
Fluffy invites you to the first instalment of GLAM for 2020
GLAM Space Odyssey - Oz Long Weekend

January 26, 2020, 9pm-3:30am. Celebrating the Australia Day Long Weekend with our first ever SPACE ODYESSY theme party at Cloudland. SPACE, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship GLAMTRON Its 69 year mission, to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new fabulous life and new civilizations. To boldly go where noone has gone before.
Hosted by Brisbears - Events and Mr Bear Qld
BrisBears do Wet 'n' Wild

February 2, 2020, 9:45pm-4am. Wet 'N' Wild is back. Always one of the most popular events, and great fun day out. Enjoy the slides, have a swim, chill, go crazy - up to you. Standard Tickets $59 ($20 saving) and you get a free sausage sizzle. With these horrendous bushfires, you can donate to WIRES to help our unique Australian wildlife. See venue details at:
More than 70 of the most hilarious national and international comedians
Brisbane Comedy Festival

February 21 - March 22, 2020 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.
You’ve seen her in The Secret Is Out, you’ve seen her in Dancing Queen
Alyssa Edwards - Supreme Tour

February 22, 2020, 8-11pm. Alyssa returns to Australia for her most amazing show yet, just in time to celebrate Mardi Gras with us and to twirl her way through Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra! A full length spectacular w/ more performances by Alyssa and her dancers than ever before! Shiny, shimmering costumes, story telling, flips, kicks, splits and twirls!
The 21st year - with features, shorts sessions, documentaries
Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2020

March 5-15, 2020. 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 presented by the Wickham Hotel
Big Gay Day

March 8, 2020, 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! Featuring: Melanie C ft. Sink The Pink; Electric Fields; Cry Club; The Regime; Being Jane Lane; and more - see:
Hosted by The Family and Fluffy
Big Gay Day After Party

March 10, 2020, 9pm-3:30am. Fluffy AFTER PARTY follows BIG GAY DAY, Brisbane's biggest Gay Street Party. MUSIC: KITTY GLITTER, Harry K, Karma. SHOWS: Kryptonite's Freak Circus, Thicc Shake Crew, MEGA DRAG/ Vollie LaVont, Jess Whoo, Natasha St.James, Richie LeStrange, Scarlett Fever, ShuShu Funtanna, Skye Blue, The Slaying Mantis, Tina Bikki, Vollie LaVont + Velvet Motion Dancers.
Tropical Fruits Easter Weekend
Easter Party - Hide nor Hare

April 20, 2020, 8pm-2am at Jiggi Hall, Jiggi Rd. Easter with your favourite LGBTIQ family for HIDE nor HARE…crack out the chaps, chase Easter rabbits for a down and dirty hoedown! Perfect sound, gorgeous lighting, eggciting drinks, sexy dance floor - you're sure to lasso a dance partner… DJ Gavin Bright w/ unique vocal house blend + Amanda Louise w/ edgy house blends.
Thought-provoking dance that breaks through visual barriers

July 31 - August 8, 2020, 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.
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:
True Colours -- since 1990
Brisbane Pride Festival 2020

Late September, 2020 (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.
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.