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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.
Hellfire Club presents

November 28, 2015, 9pm - late, TOGA PARTY at Downstairs Bar, Sportsman Hotel, 130 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill/ Brisbane. Fetish party: show your fetish and meet like-minded friends. Consensual B&D play supervised by Masters and Mistresses. Dec 26th BIZARRE BALL 2015 spanking, whipping and bondage + special performances.
Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse
Wonderland 2015

December 3-20, 2015 at Powerhouse. A cavalcade of burlesque, circus, cabaret, music, comedy, poetry, theatre and variety shows filled with international and Australian artists. To include: Portrait of a Young Man with performer Nicholas Prior. Also nightly outdoor Wonderland Food Markets by Jan Power and Bamboozled; tents with a wide-ranging menu of bite-sized entertainment.
On the masculine side
BootCo. Brisbane: Industriel Tinsel

December 5, 2015 BootCo's special Christmas celebration. Come for a deviant, sexy and twisted Christmas. Annual events include: KINK Dance Party; Corium/ Mr Queensland Leather midyear dance party; Brisbane Leather Pride art exhibitions, Mr Queensland Leather competition, Leather Dinner + leather dance party. See website for 2016 dates:
Ballets that enchant with the glamour of a golden age
Queensland Ballet’s Season 2016

December 11-23, 2015, at Playhouse. Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker; Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Liam Scarlett; Derek Deane’s Strictly Gershwin big band era/ high-energy ballet /ballroom dancing, singing + jazz; Paul Taylor’s Company B; Ma Cong and Natalie Weir new works ; The Out of the Box Festival Little Red Riding Hood by Lucas Jervies.
The Bear Club Brisbane
Brisbears' Christmas Party

December 19, 2015, 9pm at Sportsman Hotel - Christmas party for bears + friends. Also ongoing socials at Mineshaft Bar/ the Sportsman Hotel, Spring Hill every 3rd Saturday of the month. For these and more events throughout the year see their website:
Fluffy at Family: Dirty Pretty Secrets
GLAM Boxing Day Long Weekend

December 27, 2015, 9pm-5am Fluffy at Family, 8 McLachlan St. Boxing Day Long Weekend get acquainted with your wild and naughty side/ invoke your inner PORN STAR. Show Headliner: diva sensation NATALIE CONWAY + team of 10 dancers; songs from X-Factor Journey + special Fluffy Anthems. DJs PORNSTAR (Las Vegas), Harry K & Karma + Swagger DJs: Gay RnB/ Hip Hop Swagger Anthems.
A four-day GLBTI celebration held in the city of Lismore
TROPICAL FRUITS Superfreaks New Year's Festival

December 31, 2015, 8pm-6am. Annual 18+ New Year's Eve party at Lismore Showgrounds. New Year's Day Pool Party, 10am-4pm at Lismore Memorial Baths; followed by Recovery Party 4pm-1am withfree 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.
16th Annual BQFF
MELT: A Festival of Queer Arts and Culture 2016

February 4-14 2016, at Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, Taking the festival to new hilarious highs and decadent depths. Laugh, cry, gasp and play, MELT is Brisbane’s chance to embrace hot and sunny February as Queer Month and celebrate Brisbane’s vibrant LGBTI community. To include Cat Power - Georgia-born singer returns for intimate theatre-only performance series.
Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse during Queer Month
Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2016

February 17-27, 2016. The lives of ordinary and extraordinary people on the big screen, with comedies, dramas, documentaries, horrors and thrillers, from Scandinavia to Australia the world comes to Brisbane for two weeks of award-winning cinema. Line-up for the 2016 Festival to be announced towards the end of 2015.
Summer Street Party
Big Gay Day 2016

March, 2016 (to be confirmed) -- the biggest & gayest street party in Australia -- thousands party in Fortitude Valley streets, stage entertainment, raising money for gay community and to help prevent youth suicides.
Theater, dance, music
Brisbane Festival

September, 2016 (to be confirmed). 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
Pride Festival 2016

September, 2016 (to be confirmed), attracts more than 50 000 festival-goers over a four week period - now in the Australian springtime. Includes the Gala Opening Party, the Pink Pub Prowl and the rally and march followed by Pride Fair Day. See website for details and previous years' media:
There’s a Party in Our Pants – and You’re Invited!
Brisbane Leather Pride Festival

September/October, 2016 (TBC). A pansexual festival of kink, leather and fetish. Fetish & alternative market, workshops, a night of food, drink, art, dancing, and sumptuous surrounds, Hellfire Club event at Sportsman Hotel.