Catch Minnie Cooper, Mitzi Macintosh, Charisma Belle and Tora Hymen in Dungeons and Drag Queens at Arq Sydney every Thursday from 9pm. DJs include Kitty Glitter, Dan Murphy and Jake Kilby. Entry is free.
Handle Bar will return to Phoenix on Saturday, September 26. DJs include Sveta, Mark Murphy, Avra Cybelle, Lovertits and special guest DJ Isaac Tucker. Doors open at 10pm and entry is $10.
Third-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
The Midnight Shift Club will celebrate the launch of Madonna’s new album, Celebration, on Saturday, September 26. The night will also feature Kitty Glitter in her Muscle Mansion show. DJs include Luke Leal and Greg Boladian. Free entry before 11pm, $10 till midnight or $20 after. info: www.themidnightshift.com
Over the Sleaze Weekend, Arq Sydney will hold Endurance. Kicking off on Sunday, October 4, the venue will hold a recovery party from 5am with Justin Scott and Jayson Forbes. Then catch London-based DJ Paul Heron on the same day from 8pm with Arq’s night event tagged Crash. Other DJs include Dan Murphy, Greg Boladian, Jimmy Dee, Sandi Hotrod and Rob Davis. Entry is $25 before 11pm or $30 afterwards. A Monday morning recovery will be held on Monday, October 5, from 5am with DJs Sandi Hotrod and Rob Davis.
The Southern Cross Outdoors Group 2009 AGM will be held on Saturday, September 26, at the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service, 43 Bedford St, Newtown. The AGM starts at 5.30pm.
The 2009 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award is a unique opportunity to recognise and publicly acknowledge the invaluable work done by hundreds of thousands of volunteers. The awards are open for nominations for individual, team and employee volunteers and applications close Wednesday, September 30.
info: Nominate online by visiting www.volunteering.com.au/nsw_volunteer_awards/.
The Italian Affair Committee is holding its 22nd Annual Gala Ball which raises funds for the Spastic Centre and other Sydney nominated charities on Saturday, November 14. The committee is seeking items for their auction and raffle.
info: To donate product call 0419 636616 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
info: 9283 8666, email email@example.com or register online at www.bgf.org.au.
Twenty10 is seeking young people (under 26 years) who would be keen to help plan and organise the Mardi Gras Youth Festival.
info: If you’re interested, contact Julia on firstname.lastname@example.org
Summanights is set to bring the world’s hottest DJs to Sydney this New Year’s Eve. DJs include Sharam (Deep Dish), Eddie Halliwell, Josh Wink, Don Diablo and UK super-duo The Shapeshifters. It’s on Thursday, December 31, at Home Nightclub. Tickets on sale this Thursday, September 24.
CuBBYHOuSE is a theatrical adventure story about two friends on a quest to realise their dreams. A tribute to the imagination, CuBBYHOuSE combines live music, theatre and physical comedy, capturing the freedom of childish abandon. Opening on Thursday, November 5, the production is directed and performed by Holly Austin and Adriano Cappelletta.
info: Bookings on 1300 438 849 or visit www.rocksurfers.org/CuBBYHOuSE
Sydney’s leading design resource, pyd, is hosting its annual design markets on the weekend of October 24 and 25 at their Waterloo precinct. The pyd design markets play host to Australia’s most talented object designers under one roof and offer consumers the opportunity to immerse themselves in contemporary design and discover a treasure.
The Manta Oyster and Seafood Festival will take place on Saturday, October 17. The festival offers Sydneysiders the chance to sample the best Australian seafood on Woolloomooloo’s wharf. The event runs from 1pm until sunset.
On Thursday, October 15, Australia’s best artists, designers, photographers and fashionistas will converge in Sydney for the Tiger Translate 2009 Global Showcase. Held at Wharf restaurant, Tiger Beer has invited artists from across the world to explore the theme of ‘Change’ and will see work from Australia’s best emerging artists exhibited alongside other international artists’ work. Partygoers can also check out live street art with designers customising Onitsuka Tiger trainers and other artworks live at the event with DJs Russ Dewberry and Little Bambalam.
info: Apply for free tickets by visiting www.tigertranslate.com
The Chinatown Night Market is on every Friday night from 4pm-11pm at the Dixon St Mall, Sydney. The market features clothing, knickknacks and food stores.
Paddington Markets showcases the very best of Australian contemporary art, craft and fashion design, direct from the artists and craftspeople. An integral part of the Oxford St shopping strip, catch the market every Saturday between 10am-4pm.
Brenda Humble: Art as Activism is a retrospective exhibition celebrates History Week 2009 at the Kings Cross Library and explores Brenda’s involvement in the activisim in the Kings Cross area during the ’70s and ’80s. The library opens at 10am and the exhibition is on display until Wednesday, September 30.
info: 9246 4530
Starring singer Kelly Rowland, fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi and fashion identity Fern Mallis, The Fashion Show puts wannabe fashion designers to the test and takes Project Runway to the next level. The Fashion Show premieres on Wednesday, September 23, on Arena at 8.30pm.
The Caught Short Film Festival screens on the first Thursday of each month at the TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst. Caught Short is not a competition but a space where filmmakers can screen their work and be involved in valuable discussion with an audience and other filmmakers.
info: If you would like to showcase your short film visit www.filmcaughtshort.com
Tangle is the new Australian drama from the producers of Love My Way. Tangle is about two generations of two families colliding, connecting, sometimes at cross-purposes, as they navigate their way around love, sex, money and politics. Tangle premieres on Showcase on Thursday, October 1.
Catch Australian Idol on Sunday, September 27, from 6.30pm as the top 10 battle it out. Find out further information on your favourite contestants by visiting the official website.
True Blood is a hit with the GLBT community and you can catch the second season every Tuesday from 8.30pm on Showcase. Staring Australian actor Ryan Kwanten, this Emmy Award-winning vampire series continues to impress audiences with its addictive and spinetingling storylines.
PUBS AND BARS
Twink Town is back at Slide with an ‘Adventures in Neverland’ theme. Popular drag queen Sascha Fierce will host the event with guest DJs. Entry is free for under 23 and $10 otherwise.
POP! is a non-stop pop music night in the Lounge Bar at The Colombian Hotel on Thursdays. This Thursday, September 24, catch DJ Gavyn Vincze from 9pm. DJ Dan Murphy will play in the main bar from 10pm.
Every Friday night the Alexander Hotel in Leura holds a gay and lesbian-friendly night from 7pm. A bistro is also available for dinner.
info: The Alexander Hotel is at 62 Great Western Hwy, Leura.
Every Monday night the Beresford Hotel holds a special $15 movie night, which includes pasta with a glass of house wine, or beers and a complimentary pre-movie Jameson, dry and fresh lime. Free popcorn is also provided.
The Camperdown Hotel will launch GLBT night, Camp Camperdown, on Thursday, October 1. Kicking off at 8pm, the night will feature special guest DJs and performances. RSVP to email@example.com and receive a complimentary cocktail on arrival. The venue is at 138 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown.
The Mixed Froots Social night is on at the Boulevard on Beaumont in Hamilton this Friday, September 25. Doors open at 5.30pm. Gold coin donation.
Musical theatre star Trevor Ashley will bring his new show, Liza (on an E), to the Civic Hotel for five shows only from Thursday, October 22. From Peter Allen to pill-popping, Ashley dishes the dirt on the performer’s life with a six-piece band. Bookings on 132 849 or visit www.ticketek.com.au
The Canadian four-piece band Metric will perform at the Metro on Monday, September 28. Doors open at 8pm. Bookings through the Metro’s website at www.metrotheatre.com.au.
Awarding winning singer Michael Emmett and his partner in tune Michael Coombes will visit El Rocco’s at Bar Me for four nights with their new show, It’s The Spring Thing! Opening on Thursday, September 24, the show highlights the various aspects of spring and will take the audience back to their youth. Tickets are $20 via Moshtix at www.moshtix.com.au or $25 at the door.
The Surry Hills Library is taking bookings and expressions of interest from local emerging musicians and bands. Each artist or group will have 20 minutes to perform an acoustic set.
Stereosonic returns in 2009 with an all-star line-up touring the country at the start of summer. Acts include Deadmau5, Axwell, Fedde Le Grand, John Dahlbäck, The Crookers, Grant Smillie and Grafton Primary. The festival is at the Entertainment Quarter on Saturday, November 28.
References To Salvador Dali Make Me Hot is the latest production at SBW Stables and stars iOTA, Olivia Stambouliah, and Stephen Multari. From the writer of The Motorcycle Diaries (Jose Rivera), the play tells a sizzling story about love, lust and the conflicts of war. The play opens Wednesday, September 23 and tickets start at $15.
info: Bookings on www.griffintheatre.com.au
The first blockbuster weekend comedy festival, World’s Funniest Island, will be comprised of more than 200 performances by local and international artists. The event will be held on October 17 and 18 at Cockatoo Island. One-day tickets are $119.90 and two-day tickets are $209.90.
Canadian puppeteer Ronnie Burkett will bring his show Billy Twinkle: Requiem for a Golden Boy to the Sydney Opera House from Thursday, October 1. The show tells the tale of a middle-aged gay man, Billy, in a long-term relationship.
info: Bookings on 9250 7777 or at www.sydneyoperahouse.com.
Part drama and part action, Petroleum is set in a Mad Max-style world of violence, sex and political unrest. Showing at the Factory Theatre, this play by Wayne Tunk runs until Saturday, October 10. Performances run from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm and tickets start at $16.
info: Bookings on 9550 3666 or www.factorytheatre.com.au.