On Friday, September 11, Arq Sydney will host Queer Kandi. The event promises to titillate your senses and satisfy your party needs as it boasts a superb line-up of local and internationally recognised DJs including Jack McCord, Beth Yen, Jake Kilby, and Scott Tanner. The night will also feature a live performance by Muma Megs. Cover change is $15.
The Clarence Hotel will hold their Unleashed party this Friday, September 11. The dress code is leather, rubber, uniform, skin and gear. Entry is $10 and doors open at 8pm.
info: 9560 0400
Vanessa Wagner will leave her north coast home to host a party at Slide on Saturday, September 12. It’s called Spring Shindig and the night will feature performances from Trash Vaudeville, Cindy Pastel and music by DJs Ben Drayton and Stephen Allkins. Doors open at 9pm and entry is $20.
CORSTEN IN SYDNEY
UK based DJ/producer Ferry Corsten is flying into Sydney on Saturday, September 12, to launch his first ever concert, Twice In A Blue Mood: The Experience. Taking place at the Hordern Pavilion, Corsten will be supported by live vocalist Giuseppe Ottaviani. Other DJs on the night include Nik Peewee Ferris, Chris Fraser and Matt Nugent. Tickets start at $79 + BF. Doors open at 8pm.
info: Bookings on www.hardwarecorp.com.au.
TOKO Restaurant + Bar has launched a special limited edition cocktail to raise funds for the fight against prostate cancer as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this September. The dark fuchsia-coloured cocktail is called Table4Ten Tokotini and the venue will donate $5 from every cocktail sold to the charity.
Rainbow Parents BM is a group of Blue Mountains lesbian mums and gay dads and their families who live from Penrith to Lithgow. The group will hold its next social gathering on Saturday, September 12, at the Wentworth Falls Lake.
Second-round tickets for Sleaze Ball 2009: Game On are almost sold out. The party will be held at the Dome and Hordern Pavilion on Saturday, October 3. DJs include Sammy Jo (Scissor Sisters), Alex Taylor, Greg Boladian, Paul Goodyear, Feisty, Mandy Rollins, Scott Pullen and Sveta. The party will feature a special guest appearance by iOtA.
info: www.ticketek.com.au or call 132 849.
Cut + Paste is a three-day craftacular festival at The Red Rattler from Friday, September 11. The festival will close on Sunday, September 13, with a night for the senses, featuring fresh organic home-cooked food, short handmade stop motion animation films and costume-based performance translating the tactile to the stage. Doors open at 6pm.
Attention Deficit Disco will hold a Discothèque Party at Slide on Saturday, September 19. The night is hosted by Madam Parker with DJs Luna T, Paul Hatz, Sumobrown and live entertainment from the 4 O’Clock Dancers. Doors open at 9pm. Tickets start at $10 + BF.
The Ivy will hold a Fierce Angel dance party on Sunday, October 4. This Labour Day long weekend event will feature DJs Paul Goodyear, Alex Taylor, Kate Monroe, Dan Murphy, Murray Hood, K-Klass, John Course plus many more. First release tickets are $35 + BF. info: www.inthemix.com.au.
Diana ANAID GIGS
Diana Anaid will unleash her lead single, Cynical On Waking, from her forthcoming self-titled album. Following the release, Anaid will hit the road with her band with a stopover at The Excelsior Hotel on Friday, October 23, and at The Brass Monkey on Saturday, October 24. Special guest performances from Sierra Fin, Kate Healy and Matt Heath will feature at both Sydney shows.
info: Bookings on 9540 9969 or visit www.oztix.com.au.
The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation and the City of Sydney will bring Shop Yourself Stupid once again to Darlinghurst on Saturday, October 3. Join the Big BBQ or enjoy live music and entertainment in Taylor Square from 11am. Shop Yourself Stupid is also looking for volunteers to help out on the day.
info: 9283 8666, email firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at www.bgf.org.au.
Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone will give a free public talk about sustainable cities and integrated transport on Wednesday, September 16. Livingstone was elected Mayor of London in 2000 and was responsible for the groundbreaking introduction of the congestion charge. Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP will join him at the event held at the State Theatre. Proceedings start at 6.30pm.
info: Tickets are free and available from Ticketmaster on 136 100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.au
TIME Australia magazine and Customs House have partnered to produce a photographic and multimedia exhibition, Michael Jackson: Prodigy to Superstar, which pays tribute to Jackson’s life and legacy. Set against the lyrics of some of the artist’s most popular songs, the exhibition will be held in Customs House’s Red Room and is on display until Friday, September 25.
info: 9265 9189
Old School – New Edge is an exhibition of challenging and culturally diverse artworks from 30 established and emerging artists, to be held at the Lennox Street Studios, Newtown. This art showcase features work from GLBT artists Malcolm Poole, April White and Donna Smullen and will take place on September 19 and 20 from 10am to 5pm.
To celebrate the start of spring, The Rocks Square will host a new springtime fashion event that will showcase The Rocks Markets’ products and designers. Designer jewellery and bespoke fashion pieces will be showcased at fashion shows during the day at the market on the weekend of September 19 and 20 from midday.
CHANNEL [V] SEARCH
On Saturday, September 12, Channel [V] will announce the Presenter Search – The Top 100 at 1pm. This 60-minute special will introduce the finalists and feature highlights from their auditions. The show will also include appearances by local and international artists such as Paramore, Anvil, Newton Faulkner, Birds of Tokyo and Natalie Imbruglia who share their tips for the budding presenters.
Eddie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement tells the true story of a lesbian couple who have been together for 45 years. Directed by Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir, this documentary will screen at Dendy Newtown on Saturday, September 12, at 5pm.
info: Bookings on www.queerscreen.com.au.
QUEERDOC CLOSING NIGHT
QueerDOC closes on Sunday, September 13, with a screening of US documentary This is Family at 7pm. All screenings are held at the Dendy Newtown.
info: Bookings on www.queerscreen.com.au
Directed by Richard Frankland, Stone Bros is the first feature-length indigenous comedy to hit Australian screens. Opening Thursday, September 24, the film tells the story of Eddie (Luke Carroll) and his hard-living cousin Charlie (Leon Burchill) as they set off on a road trip. Along the way they encounter a host of characters including an ambitious drag queen, an Italian sex god and a soul-searching cop with an old degree in Aboriginality.
info: See the trailer at www.stonebrosmovie.com.au/trailer/.
PUBS AND BARS
To coincide with Suicide Prevention Day, Suicide Prevention Australia will launch its Coming out of the Blue initiative on Thursday, September 10, at Stonewall Hotel. The event will kick off at 8pm with special guest DJs.
Broadway 202 will host Rock Out! on Friday, September 11, with DJs Sveta, Renae Stanton, Eliot Coleman and Monkey Azwel. Doors open 9pm and cover charge is $8.
The Sugarmill will host its second Absolut Stairwell Gallery event on Thursday, September 24. Kicking off at 6pm, artist Shannon Crees will exhibit her illuminated pastiche of paint and photography.
info: RSVP to this event on email@example.com.
Catch same-sex salsa classes every Monday night at the Colombian Hotel from 8pm, with salsa teacher Gabriela Alegria from the Latin Dance Academy.
info: 9518 3247
It’s ladies night from Sunday to Thursday at the Beresford Hotel between 5pm-7pm with $10 cocktails. Also don’t forget every Monday night the Beresford holds a special movie night. Free popcorn is provided.
Camp Camperdown is a new GLBT night at the Camperdown Hotel on Thursday nights from 8pm. The weekly event features guest DJs and performances.
Singer/songwriter Nadene Pita will launch her haunting and highly eclectic new album, Turning Arrows into Flowers, on Saturday, September 19, in what promises to be a remarkable night of adventurous and groundbreaking music at the Stone Gallery, Paddington. Doors open 8pm and entry is $20.
SLIDE Wednesday Nights
Every Wednesday night in September catch the Super Supremes at Slide with new songs, frocks and a bootylicious attitude. Dinner and show is $60 or $20 for the show. Doors at 7pm. Bookings on www.ticketek.com.au.
Live for the Vanguard’s Sunday Sessions this September, Balcano is a fusion of Greek, Serbian and Balkan Gypsy music, crossing cultural and political boundaries and blending brass and gaida with bouzouki and baglama. Doors open at 7pm and tickets start at $34 + BF.
info: Bookings on www.thevanguard.com.au.
Entertainer David Harris will perform at the Supper Club on Sunday, September 20. Known for his work in The Boy From Oz, Fiddler On The Roof and Miss Saigon, Showqueen is the first to have Harris perform songs from his debut solo album, Til The Night Is Gone. Show starts at 8.30pm.
The legendary star of the West End and Broadway, Elaine Paige, will be recreating many of her starring roles in the biggest musicals of the modern era in her new show, Celebrating a Life on Stage. The performer will tour Australia in October with a stopover at the State Theatre on Saturday, October 31.
info: Bookings on 136 100 or email www.ticketmaster.com.au.
The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra will present Three Faces of Vivaldi at the City Recital Hall with guest director and soloist on baroque violin Ingrid Matthews. The Sydney season is launching on Friday, September 11, with six perform-ances only.
Tickets start at $26.50. Bookings on 8256 2222 or visit www.cityrecitalhall.com.au.
The Rockdale Musical Society will bring Rent: The Musical to Rockdale Town Hall from Friday, September 11. Tickets are $35.
info: Bookings on 9591 3395 or visit rockdalemusicalsociety.com.
Featuring a luminous cast of Australia’s favourite actors including Marian Frizelle, Geraldine Turner and Jacki Weaver, Steel Magnolias will visit the Glen Street Theatre from Wednesday, September 16. Directed by Darren Yap, the play follows the lives of six women with dynamic personalities, including wise-cracking beauty salon proprietor Truvy Jones, played by Jacki Weaver. Tickets start at $30.
info: Bookings on 9975 1455 or visit www.glenstreet.com.au.
Sam Atwell’s Bondi Dreaming returns to the Seymour Centre from Wednesday, September 16 as part of BITE 2009. Inspired by the Bali Nine, the play provides a touching and thought-provoking insight into male bonding and mateship, and forces us all to consider the issues around the death penalty. Bondi Dreaming stars Marcel Bracks, Greg Hatton and Toby Levins.
info: Bookings on 9351 7940 or visit www.seymourcentre.com.au