Don’t put all your eggs in one basket this five-day Easter/Anzac weekend. The Star Observer has the ultimate guide to the special events taking place over the break. Let the hunt begin…
This Easter, Rogue Dance has three events to choose from, including the massive Daywash party on Good Friday. Featuring UK DJ/producers Cahill and UK singer Abigail Bailey, it has a secret venue to be announced the night before the party. Then it’s off to Checkpoint Charlie on Good Friday night with Kitty Glitter and two UK surprises.
Easter Sunday is Rogue’s Boutique party, complete with hot bunny boys all night. It will feature Dan Murphy, Troy Cox, Dean Reid and Haylenise. Visit www.roguedance.com.au for more details.
Gossip Sundays at Love Machine present an ‘Easter Playdate’ this weekend. You can join resident DJs Mr Stoj and Peter ‘Mona’ McNamara on the decks and hosts Paris, Nova China and Eddie Kaplan will keep you dancing until dawn. The night will feature a special live performance by The X-Factor’s Amanda Grafanakis, along with sexy Gossip Boys on the podiums. Doors open 9pm with guest list entry until 11pm.
JOHN SEES RED
John party returns for ‘The Bull’ at New Guernica on Lt Collins St. With a swag of DJs including Mandate, DJ Kiti, the Sweats, Homorobotic and Sydney’s Big John, it’ll kick off at 10pm on Easter Sunday (April 24) and you can party on until the wee hours. It’s $10 before 11pm (or if you wear a red cape) or $15 afterwards. info: www.troughfaggotparty.com/JOHN/
GET THE DT’S
DTs will be open from the earlier time of 2pm on Good Friday, with a $7.50 BBQ at 7pm, DJ Dazz from 9.30pm and $250 to be won at 10.30pm. Saturday sees Dulcie Du Jour strut her stuff on stage from 10.30pm and happy hour from 8.30pm.
Easter Sunday, the gorgeous boys from Melbourne Surge water volleyball team will host the afternoon sausage sizzle with all proceeds raised going to the club.
The Peel kicks off the Easter long weekend with Bad Boy Easter on Thursday night. Jay-Z will play funky tunes and dancefloor classics from 9pm. The Good Friday-A-Peel will see hits being played by Guy DJ and Mark Robbo, before a Super Easter Saturday with Jay-Z returning.
Anzac Day Cobber follows on Monday, with Mark Robbo in charge and Anzac Day celebrations from 9pm-dawn.
Easter at Libation will see happy hour from 4-7pm, every day until Saturday. Easter Thursday sees special DJ John K Thursday playing your favourite tunes from the vault from 7pm. It’s an Easter Girl Thing Sunday starts at 2pm. An event for girls and their friends, it has great DJs playing tunes and drink specials all night.
HEAVEN TURNS HORROR
Heaven’s Door Saturday is Play R’n’B with shows with Destiny and her dancers Leigh and Kelly plus DJ Rod G on the decks. Doors open 10pm-5am. But Easter Sunday looks to be even more a highlight with a Rocky Horror night. Dress in theme for chances to win prizes. There will be Rocky Horror-themed shows all night. Open 9pm-late.
SALUTE THE LAIRD
Laird special event Combat falls on VicBears Den Night. There’ll be a BBQ to kick things off on Saturday, followed by a night of sexy men parading around in search of the perfect training partner. The venue will be decked out in an Anzac theme, and transformed into a combat zone.
Major Rub Down and Sargent Cut Throat will be at your service in the Field Tent, where you can get professional buzz cuts and rub-downs (sorry, no happy endings) until midnight. Audio engineer Nick Shepherd will be in charge of music (requests for In The Navy or Bear Force One may not fulfilled).
Gear up and honour all of our fallen, returned and serving gay military servicemen.
Combat is a part of Laird’s annual Tour of Duty for Anzac Weekend. Full details: www.lairdhotel.com
The Market’s five-day weekend of events features Denzel Park, and Trolly’d regulars Destiny Forbidden and Joel Creasey on Easter Friday, plus a very special house and garage Sunday night session with long-time residents Carmine S Romano and Tony Svehla taking you through from 9pm till 3am. Monday night will see a special interstate DJ performing a two-hour set along with resident DJs and house diva Kathy Brown. Full details: www.markethotel.com
The Xchange Hotel is open every day over Easter from 4pm with happy hour 5-7pm. The Dynamic Duo Easter Thursday has three special shows from 10pm starring Barbra Quicksand, Miss Candee and guests. Good Friday sees Sondra and her hot boys on stage from 10pm with three shows, as well as DJ Steven Beale through to 3am. Easter Saturday is Burlesque with showgirls from 10pm. Sunday Xchange will host an Easter buns contest where you can moon the audience behind the bun box for a potential $200 cash. Monday wraps up with Melbourne’s first Grindr party. Look for your Grindr invite on your smartphone this week. There will also be showerboys and flesh on screen all night.
For all other listings this weekend, turn to our gig guide on page 28 or visit www.starobserver.com.au for a daily line-up.