Gay Sydney

Freud's Last Session
Freud's Last Session

August 15 - September 8, 2013. What happened when C.S. Lewis met Sigmund Freud? Australian audiences will soon find out as Freud’s Last Session opens at Sydney’s Theatre Royal. Winner of the 2011 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play, Freud’s Last Session tells of an exquisite intellectual duel between two great minds of last century.


www.freudslastsession.com.au
Newtown Entertainment Precinct Association
Sydney Fringe Festival

September 6-29, 2013, annual 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.


thesydneyfringe.com.au
The Newtown Sessions
Queer Screen Film Festival

September 19-22, 2013, at at Event Cinemas, George Street. A four day event to brighten up our queer screens in September during the Sydney Fringe Festival. Also see ongoing Thursday night series at the Oxford Hotel Cinema at Ginger’s, and the Mardi Gras Film Festival in February 2014


queerscreen.org.au
A Weekend of Graphic Storytelling, Animation & Music
Graphic

October 4-7, 2013. Unique annual festival, world’s most forward-thinking creative minds in print pixel & pop, creating and collaborating on exciting and original live performances. Includes: premiere of Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston’s WORDLESS!; the Robot Chicken team live on stage; psychedelic, post-modern, visionary writer Grant Morrison on stage with Gerard Way.


www.sydneyoperahouse.com/about/program_graphic.aspx
Royal Caribbean Ships
Liberati

October 5-12, 2013, 7-night South Pacific cruise, 2,400 gay/lesbian guests, music, cabaret, comedy, intimate venues: DJs Pornstar, Dan Murphy, and Alex Taylor, Trevor Ashley, Bob Downe, the Topp Twins, Kitty Glitter, the Fabulous Singlettes, t-dances and more. Melanesian warmth, French sophistication in Isle of Pines and Noumea, onshore excursions or explorations at your own leisure.

theliberati.com
“People really do behave in the most extraordinary manner.”
HAY FEVER

October 8 - November 2, 2013 at The New Theatre, a play by Noel Coward, directed by Rosane McNamara. The eccentric and unconventional Bliss family – mother Judith (an aging actress), father David (a self-absorbed novelist) and their young adult children, Simon and Sorel – are bored and restless.


www.newtheatre.org.au
The Number One Party Musical, with Rob Mills as Danny, Gretel Scarlett as Sandy
Grease

October 13 - 22, 2013, 8-11pm, at Sydney Lyric at The Star, Pirrama Road, Pyrmont. Get ready to dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as "bad boy" Danny and "the girl next door" Sandy fall in love all over again. Tickets: $64.90-149.90

www.greaseistheword.com.au
The leather/ fetish community - loud & proud - 21 years!
Sydney Leather Pride

October 27-November 2, 2013, at The Imperial Hotel. annual events include Inquisition dance and Sydney Mr Leather contest. Winner goes on to compete in Mr. Leather Australia & New Zealand. That winner will compete at International Mr. Leather (IML), Chicago, over the following (US) Memorial Day Weekend.


www.sydneyleatherpride.org
June Long Weekend
Perv Queerotic Film & Video Festival

October 31 - November 3, 2013, Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville. New international film & video festival dedicated to queerotica. Latest/greatest av material representing/catering to queer desires, diverse sexual identities; sensual to lewd, silly to serious, subtle to shameless -the full spectrum of queer erotic imagery; screenings, discussions, parties & play.

www.pervfilmfestival.com/
Short film festival
Tropfest

December 8, 2013, Centennial Park, Sydney. One of the largest such festivals in the world; film screenings, Tropfest Roughcut line-up of speakers, Trop Jr filmmaking competition and outdoor festival for kids 15 years and younger.

www.tropfest.com/au
Tropical Fruits - Queer Fruits
New Year's Parties & Film Festival

New Year's Eve annual 4-day GLBTIQ celebration at Lismore Showgrounds, Lismore NSW. 2 big dance spaces, top DJs + youth dance; pool party, onsite camping, BBQ, cabaret, art shows, recovery party. Queer Fruits Film Festival at Grand Auditorium, 231 Keen St, Lismore.

www.tropicalfruits.org.au
Bondi Beach New Year's Celebrations
Shore Thing

December 31, 2013. Annual event with big name performers, huge fireworks displays, tens of thousands thronging the famous stretch of sand. 2012 performances included The Chemical Brothers, Fedde LeGrand, and Knife Party.

www.shorething.com.au
Welcome 2014 with a bang!
New Years Eve at the Opera House

December 31, 2013 at the Sydney Opera House. Ring in the New Year Sydney style at the ultimate vantage point for Sydney's harbour, the Harbour Bridge and spectacular fireworks. Also: and Opera Gala; jazz and classical concert with the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra; La bohème Gala; ARIA NYE Party at the House; World Famous Beach Party; and Beatles Back2Back.


www.sydneyoperahouse.com/nye.aspx
Chinese Laundry, Sydney
Daywash | New Year's Day + KIKI Afterparty

January 1, 2014, noon-10pm at Chinese Laundry, 111 Sussex St, Sydney. Mayhem, antics and shenanigans, mixed crowd, non-stop dance tunes from the best DJs of Sydney & Melbourne. SpinOUT 10pm-5am at Cargo Bar, 60 The Promenade Sydney. After Party: Jan 2nd - KIKI at the Ivy Pool.


www.daywash.com.au
Transforming the urban landscape
Sydney Festival

January 9-26, 2014. Annual arts and cultural fest, a month of performing and visual arts, emerging and avant-garde artists: music, theater, dance, installations.

www.sydneyfestival.org.au
29th Annual
Illawarra Folk Festival

January 16-19, 2014 at Bulli Showground, Wollongong NSW, an hour south of Sydney. 150 artists in 12 venues; Traditional, World, Celtic, dance, Gypsy Roots, Bluegrass, Spoken Word, Comedy acts. Camping on-site.

www.illawarrafolkfestival.com.au
Bearracuda San Francisco and Honey Productions, Sydney
Bearracuda Sydney

January 25, 2014, 10pm - late, at Imperial Hotel, 35 Erskineville Rd. Purchase tickets online from www.ilikehoney.com.au at $25 Australian Bear Club members, $30 non-members includes booking fee. DJ/Producer Wayne G (UK) + Mikey B (Brisbane).


bearracuda.com/sydney
Darlinghurst Theatre Presents
Falsettos

February 7 - March 16, 2014, 7-11pm at Darlinghurst Theatre. Stephen Colyer (Torch Song Trilogy, The Paris Letter) directs this Tony Award-winning musical about the original modern family. Wickedly funny lyrics accompany a live piano score in this quirky yet tender tale about family, growing up and what it means to be a man.


www.darlinghursttheatre.com
2014 Sydney Gay & Lesbian
Mardi Gras - 36th Anniversary Festival

February 7 - March 2, 2014,  Saturday parade (viewing at The Glamstand) & party in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Festival: 3 weeks of LGBTQI events, uniquely queer slant: Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Film, Community, Youth and Social events. Past performers have included John Waters, Joan Rivers, Lily Tomlin, Armistead Maupin, Kiki and Herb, Margaret Cho, Kathy Griffin.

www.mardigras.org.au
21 years keeping Sydney screens queer!
Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival 2014

February 13-23, 2014, at Event Cinemas George St. To include: REACHING FOR THE MOON (Brazil -Bruno Barreto); CAMP BEAVERTON: MEET THE BEAVERS (USA -A Grillo/B Nelsen); CONCUSSION (USA -S Passon); FIVE DANCES (USA -A Brown); FLOATING SKYSCRAPERS (Poland -T Wasilewski); FRIENDS OF DOROTHY (AUS -M Fox); G.B.F. (USA -D Stein); MR. ANGEL (USA -D Hunt); PORTRAIT OF JASON (USA -S Clarke) +more


www.queerscreen.org.au/mgff
"Get your shake on in our safari wonderland... Prepare to dance!"
Shakedown Rainbow Safari

March 2, 2014, 10pm-8am at Home Nightclub - the biggest closing party of the Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Weekend 2014. To feature The Freemasons (UK), Phil Romano & Danny Verde, plus local Australian DJs: Alex Taylor, ACraig, Beth Yen, Chip, Harry K, Philthy Holster and Nelson De Sousa. Shows by DWV (Detox, Vicky & Willam) From Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

inthedark.com.au
The 19th annual
Blue Mountains Music Festival

March 14-16, 2014 in Katoomba. New music styles, huge range of music, eclectic, brilliant group of performers, magical place in the mountains.

www.bmff.org.au
Play hard on and off the field down under and be united by rugby
The Bingham Cup Sydney 2014

August 24-31, 2014. Gay rugby teams from over 15 countries will come together in Sydney to celebrate diversity in sport + a line-up of stellar events to ensure your team has a trip of a lifetime

www.binghamcup.com
Bookmark and Share