LEATHER PRIDE HALLOWEEN

Sydney Leather Pride is holding its official Halloween party this Saturday 28 October at the Flinders Hotel, 63 Flinders St, Darlinghurst, from 10pm to 6am. The Trick or Treat party is a leather and fetish event and will feature performances by DJs Feisty and Mark Alsop. Tickets cost $10 and are available at Sax Fetish, 110a Oxford St, Darlinghurst.

SLIDE INTO LEMONS

Lesbian event Lemons with a Twist is moving to Slide on Friday 3 November, with plans for a huge follow-up to the last party at the Oxford Hotel, which drew about 150 women. The event will take place at Slide as the Oxford Hotel undergoes renovations.

As usual, it will be held on the first Friday of the month, with a complimentary first drink, free canap?and door prizes. Members of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association get free entry. For others, tickets cost $10. The night kicks off from 6pm at Slide, 41 Oxford St, Darlinghurst. For more information call Kate on 0403 799 727 or visit the SGLBA website.

ARQ STRIPS OFF

Arq will be hotter than ever on Sunday as the venue hosts the Down Under Pants fashion show and party. Models from Queensland will parade the latest underwear from fashion outlet Down-Under Pants, which markets leading brands of men’s designer underwear.

Organisers of the Arq event are promising giveaways all night as the models strut their stuff. DJs including Greg Boladian, Luke Leal and Jimmy Dee will also perform. Down Under Pants is on Sunday 29 October at Arq, 16 Flinders St, Taylor Square, from 9pm. Entry is $5 on the door.

REDFERN DOES DRAG

Usually confined to Oxford St and inner-west drag mecca the Imperial Hotel, Sydney’s leading drag talent is now making its mark on Redfern with production shows at Mr Mary’s Hotel.

Among the current showgirl line-up is a Friday night extravaganza featuring Sydney Star Observer columnist Maxi Shield, Kitty Glitter, Beyonce G-Spot and Natasha Knowles.

Saturday night sees reigning DIVA Belle of the Ball Shelley Legs Diamond perform in a masquerade-themed show with Ru Bella and Charisma Belle.

Mr Mary’s also has a bistro open for lunch during the week and for dinner every night. Mr Mary’s is at 106 George St, corner of Redfern St, Redfern. For more information call the venue on 9690 0610.

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