CUTTING-EDGE CABARET

Post-cabaret cabaret comes to the Studio over eight days from Friday 30 June. The alt.cabaret/not season kicks off with singer and exotic performance artist Meow Meow’s Beyond Glamour: The Absinthe Tour.

Described by one reviewer as a reincarnation of Lou Reed, we think she’s going to be much sexier than that. Sydney’s favourite ladies of hip-hop Sista She, pictured, are performing their Live And Intimate show for one night only, with lots of representations of women and the suburbs.

Don’t be fooled by their showing at the Mardi Gras launch, the Sistas at the Studio is an hilarious night out, full of comedy cabaret set to phat beats. Belgian piano and accordion duo Mich en Scene perform the Songs Of Jacques Brel, legendary composer and favourite of Edith Piaf.

And from Melbourne Martin Martini & The Bone Palace Orchestra perform in this first Sydney show, a combination of funk with junk and circus.

Meow Meow performs Friday 30 June, Saturday 1 July, Friday 7 July and Saturday 8 July. Martin Martini performs Saturday 1 July. Sista She perform Saturday 8 July and Mich en Scene perform on Thursday and Friday 6-7 July.

All shows are at The Studio, Sydney Opera House, and tickets are available from $30. Visit the Sydney Opera House website for bookings and information.

POLLYS CLUB 42ND BIRTHDAY

Iconic community group The Pollys Club is celebrating its 42nd birthday this Saturday 1 July with what’s set to be one of the campest nights all year.

Billed as a royal command performance, the night will feature drag production numbers by Pollys regulars such as Sue-Ellen and Maxine DuBarry and the rest of the Pollys cast. T

he event at the UNSW Roundhouse is fully licensed and kicks off at 7:30pm. Tickets cost $25 prepaid, $20 concession and $35 on the door. Book on 9558 0400.

JUSTIN JBEAR -“ EXPOSED

Fresh from winning the Pride Week sexiest male award, JBear is exposing his vocal range at a fundraiser concert at the Metropolitan Community Church this Friday night from 7pm. JBear is more than Mr Manacle, he’s won the Tamworth Country Male Vocalist award in 2005, played Marius in Les Mis?bles and created his own caBEARet show.

Tickets are $5 with proceeds going to the MCC. The Harbour City Bears are doing some catering and Manacle are providing complimentary drinks.

Visit MCC in Crystal Street, Petersham, or Manacle in Taylor Square to pick up tickets, or phone JBear on 0439 936 767 or email mrmanacle2005@hotmail.com for bookings. Any tickets not sold prior will be available on the door on the night.

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